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Iraqis mark 1st anniversary of anti-govt protests
Baghdad, Oct 26 (IANS) Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Baghdad, as well as other major provinces of Iraq to mark the first anniversary of the mass anti-government demonstrations that demanded comprehensive corruption reforms.
2020-10-26
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Chileans vote in constitutional referendum
Santiago, Oct 26 (IANS) Chileans have cast their ballots in a referendum vote on re-drafting the country's incumbent Constitution, which was enacted in 1980 during the reign of dictator Augusto Pinochet.
2020-10-26
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Dissent deliberately stifled as terrorism: Sonia
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has attacked the Modi government for what she called "targeting political opponents and civil society members" and cautioned that the world's largest democracy was at the crossroads as "dissent was stifled as terrorism or branded anti-national activity".
2020-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cuomo lays out 'micro-cluster' strategy against pandemic
New York, Oct 26 (IANS) New York state is managing its Covid-19 response with a more fine-tuned approach called "micro-cluster" strategy, using data and metrics to guide decisions, state Governor Andrew Cuomo wrote in an op-ed.
2020-10-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Coal scam: Ex-Union Minister Dilip Ray sentenced to 3 years jail
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) A Special CBI court on Monday sentenced former Union Minister Dilip Ray to three-years imprisonment in a coal block allocation case. Ray was the Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 1999.
2020-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
UN envoy expects 'common ground' over Syrian political process
Damascus, Oct 26 (IANS) UN special envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen said he hopes that a common ground could be reached to help push forward the political process in the war-torn countr.
2020-10-26
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
NYC Mayor warns police against political agenda while on duty
New York, Oct 26 (IANS) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has warning that "any NYPD Officer pushing any political agenda while on duty will face consequences".
2020-10-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Now Left MLA's name surfaces in gold smuggling case
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 26 (IANS) In what could be another blow to the ruling Pinarayi Vijayan government, a report submitted by the Customs Department to the Centre, probing the gold smuggling case has named Left supported MLA, Karat Razak in the case, who has denied the charges.
2020-10-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Humanitarian ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh to take effect on Monday
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) The US State Department has announced that a humanitarian ceasefire will come into effect in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region on Monday after Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to the new Washington-brokered truce.
2020-10-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
US Senate advances nomination of Judge Barrett to SC
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) The Republican-majority US Senate has voted to advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's replacement for late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to the Supreme Court, while paving the way for a full confirmation ballot on Monday.
2020-10-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
AIMIM, Bhim Army file FIRs, alleging attacks
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 26 (IANS) The AIMIM and Bhim Army have registered FIRs regarding the alleged attack on them here.
2020-10-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Facebook ready with internal tools to tackle chaos in US polls
San Francisco, Oct 26 (IANS) Fearing a chaos on its platforms around the US presidential election on November 3, Facebook is planning to apply internal tools it has used in 'at-risk' countries like Sri Lanka and Myanmar.
2020-10-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Police books advocate for hurting religious feelings in J&K
Jammu, Oct 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police confirmed on Monday that they have booked an advocate for hurting the religious sentiments of a community.
2020-10-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
UP's Suman elated after PM Modi mention's her in 'Mann ki Baat'
Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 26 (IANS) Suman Devi has not stopped smiling ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned her name in his 'Mann ki Baat' programme.
2020-10-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
NY Governor questions White House pandemic response
New York, Oct 26 (IANS) New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the Covid-19 crisis can be defeated, while questioning the White House's inaction as its Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said that the country is "not going to control the pandemic".
2020-10-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Canadians urged to avoid large in-person gatherings
Ottawa, Oct 26 (IANS) Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam has urged all the residents of the country to avoid large gatherings amid the ongoing second coronavirus wave.
2020-10-26
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Bhim Army chief claims attack on convoy, police deny
Bulandshahr (UP), Oct 26 (IANS) Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar was allegedly attacked, late on Sunday night, when he was returning after addressing a rally in Bulandshahr district.
2020-10-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Pence stays campaigning despite aide's Covid-19 diagnosis
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) US Vice-President Mike Pence plans to maintain a busy election campaign schedule despite being exposed to a senior aide who has tested positive for Covid-19, his spokesman says.
2020-10-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
JUH approaches SC against new Assam NRC coordinator order
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has alleged that a new game to exclude Muslims from NRC in Assam has begun and has approached the Supreme Court against the controversial notification of a new state coordinator, Hitesh Dev Sarma, on Sunday.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP targets Congress via Jamat-e-Islami, drags in RJD
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday targeted the Congress through Jamat-e-Islami. It alleged that the organisation created a welfare party to "help" Congress.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Spanish PM announces state of alarm to curb Covid-19
Madrid, Oct 25 (IANS) Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Sunday announced a state of alarm in an attempt to restrict the spread of coronavirus, days after Spain became the first European Union state to pass the grim one-million-case mark.
2020-10-25
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine,Politics
Africa's Covid-19 cases cross 1.7 mn
Pretoria, Oct 25 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the African continent has reached 1,707,741, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Sunday.
2020-10-25
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine,Politics
Italy tightens anti-Covid curbs after rise in cases
Rome, Oct 25 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sunday announced new measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-10-25
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine,Politics
If GST has failed, revert to the old tax system: Thackeray (Ld)
Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) In a significant statement, Shiv Sena President and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that if the system of GST has failed, then the Centre should honestly admit it and revert to the old system of taxation in the country.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
If GST has failed, revert to old tax system: Thackeray
Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) In a major political statement, Shiv Sena President and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that if the system of GST has failed, then the Centre should honestly admit it and revert to the old system of taxation in the country.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nehru responsible for J&K's delayed accession: Jitendra Singh
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday accused India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of delaying accession of the region and said that the process is now final and complete.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN agriculture minister tests positive for Covid-19, in ventilator support
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R. Doraikkannu, 72, a Covid-19 patient is on ECMO and ventilator support, said a senior official of Kauvery Hospital on Sunday.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Dussehra in the shadow of Covid, air pollution
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) 'Dussehraa', the penultimate day of Navratri when Ravan is set on fire, is being prepared in the national capital with smaller Ravans, controlled crowd and a lesser fervor this time. Some have even called off the event this time, given the Covid-19 situation and the rising air quality woes.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 remote villages on Myanmar border get tap water under JJM
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Once totally insurgent infested, two villages situated on India-Myanmar border in northeastern state of Manipur have now got regular water supply under Central government's Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) project.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP resorting to hooliganism to suppress doctor's protest: AAP
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led MCD for "resorting to hooliganism to suppress the voices of the protesting doctors and nurses" demanding their pending salaries.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Himachal to set up 100 Swachhata Cafes
Shimla, Oct 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will set up 100 Swachhata Cafes with an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore by 2023 and each cafe will be free from the use of single-use plastic, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Virender Kanwar said on Sunday.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
'BJP emerging as a strong force in Andhra Pradesh'
Vijayawada, Oct 25 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home G.Kishan Reddy on Sunday said that BJP has been emerging as a strong force in Andhra Pradesh.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Central team to visit Andhra for flood damage assessment
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) A central inter-ministerial team will visit Andhra Pradesh later this month to assess the damage to crops and property due to devastating floods in the state.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rajnath inaugurates alternate alignment on NH-310 in Sikkim
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday dedicated to the nation a 19.85-km alternate road alignment on the National Highway-310 in Sikkim, which serves as an important link to bolster defence preparedness in the Nathu La Sector.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Assam minister rejects proposal to set up museum for Muslims
Guwahati, Oct 25 (IANS) The Education and Finance Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, on Sunday rejected the Congress proposal to set up a museum for the Muslims living in Char anchal (riverine area) of the state at the famous Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Sonia appeals people to be cautious about covid, attacks Centre
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday extended greetings to the nation on the occasion of Vijayadashmi. In her message, she said the nine-day puja festival is a symbol of victory over injustice and ego.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Telugu states celebrate Dussehra on a subdued note
Hyderabad/Vijayawada, Oct 25 (IANS) Dussehra was celebrated across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Sunday with devotion but on a subdued note due to COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
India triggers its own narrative on raiders in Kashmir
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) On the sidelines of a symposium, the exhibition depicted The Treaty of Lahore, The Treaty of Amritsar, The Popular Will of 1947, Economic Blockade of Kashmir, 1947 -- Towards Accession, The Invaders Backed by Pakistan, Pakistani Militia Leaders, Plunder in Muzaffarabad and Baramulla, The Church Attack, Maqbool Sherwani -- The Hero of Baramulla, Instrument of Accession, Key Dates, The Gilgit Game and Peoples Militia. A publication on 'Memories of 22 October 1947 was also launched on the occasion.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Thinnest crowd, sans guest: Covid hurts RSS' biggest event
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The foundation day of BJP's ideological mentor, thee RSS on this Vijaya Dashami has been unique.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
18 arrested in London anti-lockdown protest
London, Oct 25 (IANS) At least 18 people were arrested at a protest in London which was staged against the UK government's cornavirus-induced lockdown restrictions, the media reported.
2020-10-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Goa infrastructure development not only for coal movement: CM
Panaji, Oct 25 (IANS) In the wake of ongoing statewide protests against three major infrastructure projects in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday said the infrastructure was getting developed not only to facilitate movement of coal but also to benefit other businesses.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Cong MLA in MP resigns from Assembly, joins BJP
Bhopal, Oct 25 (IANS) With just a few days left for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly bypolls, Congress MLA Rahul Lodhi from Damoh on Sunday resigned from his Assembly membership and joined the BJP.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Trump campaigns in 3 battleground states
Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) With just 10 days left for the November 3 election, US President Donald Trump held back-to-back campaign rallies in the three battleground states of North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin.
2020-10-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Modi to interact with PM SVANidhi beneficiaries in UP on Oct 27
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the beneficiaries of PM SVANidhi Scheme from Uttar Pradesh on October 27, the Prime Ministers Office said in a statement.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Karnataka to soon decide on free Covid vax: Minister
Bengaluru, Oct 25 (IANS) The BJP-ruled Karnataka government would soon decide on providing a free vaccine to treat Coronavirus when available, Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan said on Sunday.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab CM lays foundation stone of sports varsity in Patiala
Patiala, Oct 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday laid the foundation stone of the state's first dedicated sports university along with various developmental projects in his hometown Patiala.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports
In MP bypolls, 18% nominees face criminal cases: ADR
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) A total of 18 per cent of the candidates in fray for the November 3 by-elections in 28 Assembly segments in Madhya Pradesh have criminal cases pending against them, with 11% declaring cases of very serious nature, the Madhya Pradesh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Obama slams Trump over Covid-19 pandemic response
Miami, Oct 25 (IANS) While hitting the campaign trial for Democratic president nominee Joe Biden, former US President Barack Obama slammed his successor Donald Trump's response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, which is currently the worst-hit with the world's highest number of confirmed cases and deaths.
2020-10-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bill to promote coastal shipping in Parliament soon: Mandaviya
Panaji, Oct 25 (IANS) A coastal shipping Bill, which is expected to be tabled in Parliament, will see an increase in the demand for manufacturing of inland vessels, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Mansukh Mandaviya said on Sunday.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
PM to address national conference on Vigilance on Tuesday
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the national conference on vigilance and anti-corruption on Tuesday during the Vigilance Awareness Week.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security