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Border row resurfaces, Assam agitators block highway to Mizoram
Silchar (Assam)/Aizawl, Oct 28 (IANS) A week after the fortnight-long Assam-Mizoram border dispute was purportedly resolved, the issue resurfaced on Wednesday as agitators in Assam blocked National Highway 306, the life-line of Mizoram, demanding the state withdraw its security personnel from Assam's territory.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
3 Sanskrit teachers held in Mysuru for plotting murder
Mysuru, Oct 28 (IANS) Five persons including three Sanskrit teachers were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly hiring contract killers to kill their school secretary, Parashivamurthy last month.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
K'taka voter turnout up by 20% in biennial polls (2nd Ld)
Bengaluru, Oct 28 (IANS) Seemingly defying the pandemic fears, the voter turnout for the Legislative Council polls to four constituencies on Wednesday registered almost 20 per cent rise compared to 2014.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Bihar minister booked for poll code violation
Patna, Oct 28 (IANS) Bihar Agriculture Minister and BJP candidate Prem Kumar was on Wednesday booked for violation of the poll panel's model code of conduct, police said.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Karnataka's Covid death toll crosses 11k mark
Bengaluru, Oct 28 (IANS) With 55 patients succumbing to the infection in a day, Karnataka's Covid death toll rose to 11,046 till date since the pandemic broke in the southern state on March 8.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
21-year-old woman raped in Gurugram
Gurugram, Oct 28 (IANS) A 21-year-old woman, admitted at Fortis hospital in Sector-44 on October 21 due to breathing problems, was allegedly raped by a man when she was unconscious during the treatment from October 21 to 27.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Failing to pay property tax by Oct 31 may land Gurugram property owners in trouble
Gurugram, Oct 28 (IANS) Property owners in Gurugram can lose their water and sewage connections if they fail to clear their property tax dues by October 31, officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) said on Wednesday.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Stay strong and patient: Shastri tells Suryakumar
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday commended Mumbai Indians' Suryakumar Yadav for his 43-ball 79 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and asked the batsman to "stay strong and patient".
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
980 new cases take Gujarat's Covid tally to 1,70,053
Gandhinagar, Oct 28 (IANS) Gujarat on Wednesday reported 980 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state's coronavirus tally past the 1.7 lakh-mark to 1,70,053, while six fatalities in the past 24 hours took Gujarat's Covid death toll to 3,704. The state conducted 51,912 tests during the past 24 hours.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
TV star Divya Agarwal loses father to Covid
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) TV actress Divya Agarwal on Wednesday took to Instagram and announced that her father passed away after battling Covid-19.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'20.69L rural homes in Raj to receive tap water connection in 2020-21'
Jaipur, Oct 28 (IANS) In 2020-21, a total of 20.69 lakh rural houses in Rajasthan will get tap water connection under the Central government's Jal Jeevan Mission, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said on Wednesday.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
New edition of FDI policy with curbs on China released
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The Ministry of Commerce on Wednesday released the latest edition of the consolidated policy for foreign direct investment (FDI), which incorporates all the measures and changes adopted by the government regarding foreign investments in the past one year.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Devotees ill after consuming 'prasadam' at Karnataka temple
Mandya (Karnataka), Oct 28 (IANS) Nearly 100 devotees fell sick after allegedly consuming 'prasadam' (consecrated food) distributed at a temple in Karnataka's Mandya district on Wednesday, police said.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Kunal Kemmu's new tattoo took 4 years to complete
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kemmu is a tattoo lover and he recently visited a tattoo studio to complete a four-year-old tattoo.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook must demonstrate neutrality, revamp its SOPs: Congress
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) A day after the resignation of Facebook India's controversial public policy head Ankhi Das, the Congress on Wednesday welcomed the change in Facebook India's leadership team.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ICICI Securities' Q2 net profit doubles to Rs 278 cr
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) ICICI Securities on Wednesday reported two-fold rise in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended September at Rs 278 crore.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
L&T's Q2 consolidated net profit down 44.7%
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Larsen & Toubro on Wednesday reported a 44.7 per cent fall in its consolidated net profit for the July-September quarter at Rs 1,410.29 crore.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Karnataka to set up fisheries university at Mangaluru
Mangaluru, Oct 28 (IANS) Karnataka plans to set up a dedicated university for fisheries at Mangaluru to enhance production in the state, academic officials said on Wednesday.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Face mask made mandatory in B'luru to check Covid spread
Bengaluru, Oct 28 (IANS) With the Union Health Ministry claiming that Bengaluru was the worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, the city's civic body made wearing face mask mandatory to reduce cases and warned the violators of stringent action, including hefty fine, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Shot during Durga Puja, BJP worker dies at Kolkata hospital
Kolkata, Oct 28 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker, who was shot at by a Trinamool Congress (TMC) activist in West Bengal's Howrah district on the night of October 24, died at the state-run NRS Hospital here on Wednesday.
2020-10-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maha Covid situation improves, recoveries on upswing (Roundup)
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Maharashtra's Covid-19 situation continued to ease with a decline in deaths, improved recoveries and falling fatality rate, health officials said here on Wednesday.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
India, UK to set up 'Sustainable Finance Forum'
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) India and UK on Wednesday decided to establish the 'India-UK Sustainable Finance Forum'.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
ISRO adopts new satellite naming style, RISAT-2BR2 now EOS-01
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has decided follow a new naming policy for its earth observation satellites, it is learnt.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology
Southwest monsoon finally departs from northeast region
Guwahati/Agartala, Oct 28 (IANS) After two weeks delay, the southwest monsoon finally withdrew on Wednesday from the entire northeast, officials said.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi records highest new Covid cases since pandemic began
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) : Delhi reported an unprecedented rise in the number of daily infections on Wednesday. According to a health department bulletin, the national capital recorded 5,673 fresh Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day spike till date, taking the total case-load to more than 3.7 lakh with 40 new fatalities pushing the death count in the national capital to 6,396.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Axis Bank's Q2 net profit rises to Rs 1,683 cr
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Lending major Axis Bank on Wednesday reported a net profit of Rs 1,683 crore for the second quarter (Q2) of 2020-21.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Landlord booked for abetment after Tatoo artist hangs self
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) A 35-year-old tatoo artist died by suicide in South Delhi's Kotla Mubarakpur area, leaving a suicide note blaming his landlord afer which the police registered a case of abetment to suicide against the landlord. Money dispute is said to be the reason behind the extreme step.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man takes away 61 cylinders from gas agency after money dispute
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) A supplier of a cooking gas agency decamped with 61 LPG cylinders following an altercation over money with the agency manager, police said on Wednesday.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka names 60 persons for Rajyotsava award
Bengaluru, Oct 28 (IANS) Karnataka on Wednesday announced its second highest civilian hounour -- the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award -- to as many as 60 eminent personalities, including senior advocate at the Supreme court, K.N. Bhat, who had represented Ram Lalla in the Allahabad High Court for three years, and noted Konkani poet, Valerian D'souza, who is known by his penname 'Vally Vagga'.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Art/Culture/Books
53.54% vote in 'peaceful' first phase of polling in Bihar
Patna, Oct 28 (IANS) A total 53.54 per cent voters exercised their franchise as polling was conducted peacefully on Wednesday in 71 assembly constituencies in Bihar for the first phase of assembly elections.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Land registration in Telangana set to go online from Oct 29
Hyderabad, Oct 28 (IANS) Telangana is all set to usher into a new revenue regime with the launch of Dharani portal for online registration of properties on Thursday, officials said.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Mumbai Police's FIR against Sushant's sisters vitiated and bad in law: CBI (Ld)
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday slammed the Mumbai Police for registering an FIR against late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sisters on the complaint of Rhea Chakraborty, saying it is "vitiated" and "bad in law".
2020-10-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC issues notice on plea against Calcutta HC's fee cut order
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice on a plea filed by an association of schools challenging the Calcutta High Court order directing them to reduce school fees by a minimum of 20 per cent.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lakshya out of SaarLorLux badminton after coach tests Covid+
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) India's Lakshya Sen has withdrawn from the SaarLorLux Open badminton after his coach DK Sen tested positive for Covid-19, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Wednesday.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
SC stays execution of death sentence of man who killed wife in a ghastly manner
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the execution of death sentence to a man, who was convicted in the murder of his wife.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Twitter outage hits India users
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Twitter users in several parts of the world, including India, on Wednesday reported facing problems accessing the platform as the homepage refused to load.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Global slide, Bihar polls subdue Indian markets (Roundup)
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Heavy selling pressure, triggered by global cues, along with local political developments, led to the Indian equity benchmark indices plunging on Wednesday.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shark fins being smuggled to Dubai seized at Chennai airport
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) Customs officials at the Chennai International Airport on Wednesday seized 23.5 kg of shark fins from two passengers bound for Dubai, an official statement said.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Madhavan: I am 50 and it feels people just want to give me love
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan is happy with the love he gets from fans on social media. He says he does not put up pictures that make him feel entitled, but he likes to put up things that make people happy.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Finance Commission on course to finalise report by Oct 30
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission is well on course to complete the final report for 2021-2026 by the mandated deadline of October 30, said an official statement.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ailing hockey Olympian MP Singh desperately seeks kidney donor
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Indian hockey Olympian Mohinder Pal Singh, who mastered converting penalty corners into goals in 1980s, is on dialysis as he has still not found a kidney donor. Both of Singh's kidneys are damaged and he has been searching for a donor for about a month.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Radico Khaitan's Q2 net profit down 6.6%
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Spirit maker Radico Khaitan on Wednesday reported a 6.6 per cent fall in its consolidated net profit for the July-September quarter at Rs 74.67 crore.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Acceptance from a clan doesn't define acceptance from B'wood: Radhika Madan
October 28 Oct 28 (IANSlife) Actress Radhika Madan says 'acceptance from a particular clan doesn't define acceptance from Bollywood'.
2020-10-28
Category: India, New Delhi,National,IANS Life
53.54% vote in 'peaceful' first phase of polling in Bihar
Patna, Oct 28 (IANS) Polling was on Wednesday conducted peacefully in 71 assembly constituencies in Bihar for the first phase of assembly elections even as 53.54 per cent voters exercised their franchise.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Govinda's daughter Tina Ahuja excited about her new short film
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Actress Tina Ahuja, daughter of Bollywood star Govinda, is excited about her upcoming short film, Driving Me Crazy. The film also features television actor Mudit Nayar.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Private investigator hired by Adani photographed Aussie activist's daughter on way to school: Report
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) A private investigator working for Adani took covert photographs of Australian environmental activist walking his daughter to the primary school, The Guardian reported.
2020-10-28
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
Tamil Nadu CM fixes Covid reduction targets for Collectors
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday urged District Collectors to take steps to bring down the coronavirus infection rate before Diwali.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Tata Steel's overseas plants back to high utilisation: CEO
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Tata Steel has returned to 100 per cent capacity utilisation in India and its overseas plants are also getting closer to normal production, CEO and Managing Director T.V. Narendran said.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Karishma Tanna: Item song doesn't mean you need to show skin
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Actress Karishma Tanna features in the dance number Basanti, in the upcoming film Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari. She song was released on Wednesday.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
After Bihar, now BJP promises free Corona vaccine in MP
Bhopal, Oct 28 (IANS) In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP has issued a sankalp-patra (resolution document), a manifesto of sorts for the bypolls that promises the provision of a free Coronavirus vaccine to every person in the state by the government. Recently, in the election manifesto issued for Bihar elections, the BJP had also promised a free Corona vaccine.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics