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Huzurnagar by-poll: TRS, Congress locked in neck-and-neck fight
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) It's likely to be neck-and-neck fight in Monday's bye-election to Huzurnagar Assembly constituency, with ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) keen to wrest it from Congress while the opposition party is determined to continue its winning streak.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
All set for Monday Assembly bypolls in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) The electoral fate of 35 candidates in two Assembly constituencies -- Vikravandi and Nanguneri -- in Tamil Nadu will be decided by voters on Monday.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Protesters block roads in HK to attend banned march
Hong Kong, Oct 20 (IANS) Thousands of protesters have blocked roads in Hong Kong to attend an anti-government march banned by police out of public safety concerns.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Pak will achieve all FATF targets in time: Qureshi
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) The Pakistan incumbent government would achieve all targets of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and get the country out of the anti-money laundering bodys grey list, said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Goa stray cattle turning non-vegetarian: BJP Minister
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Stray cattle in Goa's tourism savvy coastal belt, which includes popular beach villages like Calangute and Candolim, have "turned non-vegetarian" and only eat scraps of chicken and fried fish, claims the state's Garbage Management Minister Michael Lobo.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Suspended UP headmaster reinstated with a warning
Pilibhit, Oct 20 (IANS) Furqan Ali, the headmaster of a government primary school in Pilibhit, who was suspended last week for making children sing Iqbal's famous 'Lab pe aati hai dua banke tamanna meri', has been reinstated and transferred to another school.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
DoT to discuss relief to telcos with DFS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to discuss with the Department of Financial Services (DFS) an industry proposal for a two-year moratorium on payment of spectrum auction dues.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Egypt displays 30 ancient sarcophagi in Luxor
Cairo, Oct 20 (IANS) The Egyptian government displayed 30 sarcophagi more than 3,000 years old in the city of Luxor, the most important discovery of its kind since the 19th century.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Territorial integrity of Manipur will be upheld: CM
Guwahati, Oct 19 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Saturday reiterated the State government's commitment to uphold the territorial integrity of the state.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Dry day in Goa areas bordering Maharashtra on Oct 21
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Following the directives by the Election Commission, the Goa government has declared a dry day in all the sub-districts bordering Maharashtra on October 21, in view of the Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled for that day.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Delhi govt, Centre spar over healthcare schemes
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) In the run-up to the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls, incumbent Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are heating up the scene as they aggressively root for their respective flagship health programmes like mohalla clinics, the accident care scheme, Farishte, and the Centre's flagship programme, Ayushman Bharat.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Campaigning for Khinvsar, Mandawa in Rajasthan comes to an end
Jaipur, Oct 19 (IANS) Campaigning by all political parties came to an end on Saturday evening for Mandawa and Khinvsar seats in Rajasthan for the voting to be held on Monday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
President meets Filipino liver transplant patients' kin
Manila, Oct 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday interacted with the Filipino families of infants, who underwent liver transplant in India.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Philippines,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Ahead of polls, IT seizes Rs 29 cr cash in Mumbai
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) The Income Tax Department has seized Rs 29 crore cash here since the model code of conduct was enforced in the state ahead of the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections, an official said here on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Mirchi deals: ED raids 14 DHFL, Sunblink sites (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Tightening its noose in the multi-crore real estate deals involving fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar's close aide late Iqbal Mirchi and his family, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday carried out searches at over 14 places, including offices of Dewan Housing Finance Corp Ltd (DHFL) and Sunblink Real Estate Private Ltd and residences of their promoters.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Plan to kill Kamlesh Tiwari hatched 2 months ago: Police
Ahmedabad/Lucknow, Oct 19 (IANS) The plan to execute former Hindu Mahasabha President Kamlesh Tiwari was made about two months ago by the detained accused over the hate speech given by him, officials said on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
100 envoys, embassy officials to visit Golden temple on Oct 22
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Ambassadors and high-level officials of 100 embassies would visit the Harmandir Sahib, the holiest of Sikh shrines, in Amritsar on October 22, organisers said on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Goa needs more trains to increase tourist footfalls: Goyal
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal wants to make trains the engine of tourism growth in Goa.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bengal Governor to tour Sundarbans on Monday
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Nearly a month after his visit to Siliguri in north Bengal raised political temperatures, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will tour the remote Sundarbans in the state's southern part on Monday, amid a series of run-ins between him and the Mamata Banerjee government.
2019-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Rs 1.33 crore illegal cash seized in Gurugram
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Haryana Police have seized an illegal cash of over Rs 1.33 crore from a car in Gurugram, the state election office said on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
After Erdogan's Kashmir comments, Modi cancels Ankara
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) With Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan openly raising Kashmir at the United Nations General Assembly and his country backing Pakistan at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meet in Paris, India has decided to give the cold shoulder to its ties with Turkey - cancelling a two-day official visit to Ankara by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the end of this month.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Cong dares Modi to tell people who dismembered Pakistan
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Congress has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for only highlighting abrogation of Article 370 in the Assembly poll campaigns and dared him to tell the people who split Pakistan into two.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-T to probe Rs 5.34 mn cash found from NCP MLA's aide's home
Mumbai/Thane, Oct 19 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) Department will probe the recovery of Rs 5.34 million in cash from a private residence which was visited under strange circumstances by an undertrial Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator, Ramesh Kadam, officials said here on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Billboard featuring woman hog-tying Trump draw eyeballs
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) An American clothing company has been drawing attention over a billboard -- put up at Times Square -- showing US President Donald Trump being hog-tied by a woman, reports said.
2019-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
GVL asks Naidu if he is ready to merge TDP with BJP
Vijayawada, Oct 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader G.V.L. Narasimha Rao said on Saturday that if N. Chandrababu Naidu is ready to merge his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) with the BJP, he is ready to talk to the party leadership.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
11-year chess player evicted from tourney in TN
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) Even as the All India Chess Federation (AICF) professes to catch chess talent in schools, an 11-year schoolboy was barred from playing in a tournament midway by an official of the Tirunelveli District Chess Development Association (TDCDA), the boy's father alleged.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics,Sports
Muslim litigants not to build mosque if verdict in favour
Ayodhya, Oct 19 (IANS) Concerned over the possible post-verdict situation in the Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid dispute case, Muslim litigants have said that they will not build the mosque for the sake of country's peace and harmony.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Campaigning ends for bypoll to 5 Kerala Assembly seats
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) The campaign for bypoll to five Assembly constituencies -- Vatiyoorkavu, Aroor, Konni, Ernakulam and Manjeswaram
2019-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
No distance now between Kartarpur Sahib, pilgrims: PM
Ellenabad/Rewari (Haryana), Oct 19 (IANS) The distance between Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan and Guru Nanak's followers is now ending, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, the last day of campaigning in Haryana.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
UP bypolls: Opposition hopes for big upset on many seats
Lucknow, Oct 19 (IANS) Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh are hoping for a big upset in the bypolls in 11 Assembly constituencies, the campaigning for which came to an end on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Salman Khan's bodyguard joins Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan's bodyguard Shera has formally joined the Shiv Sena on Saturday, just days before the Maharashtra Assembly polls.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Congress pins hopes on revival in Ahirwal region of Haryana
Mahendragarh (Haryana), Oct 19 (IANS) After a wipeout from south Haryana in the last Assembly elections, the Congress is looking for a revival in the region as a result of the growing discontent within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over distribution of tickets and the rift in the Chautala-clan-led Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) that has led to the formation of the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP).
2019-10-19
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Politics
SLFP to sign MoU with Gotabaya pledging poll support
Colombo, Oct 19 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), headed by incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena, will on Saturday sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna's (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa to pledge support for his poll campaign.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Telangana shutdown hits transport services
Hyderabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Amid incidents of stone pelting in a few places, the day-long shutdown began in Telangana on a call given by the employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC), whose indefinite strike entered the 15th day on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Gabbard responds to Clinton's slur calling her 'queen of warmongers'
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu to seek the presidential nomination of a major party, has lashed out against a smear campaign by her Democratic Party's leaders and their supportive media.
2019-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Clashes erupt during pro-Catalan protest in Barcelona
Barcelona, Oct 19 (IANS) Clashes erupted between riot police and over half a million citizens who took to the streets of Barcelona to protest against the hefty prison sentences recently handed out by the Spanish Supreme Court to several leaders of the Catalan independence movement.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Fresh US sanctions against Cuba for backing Maduro
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) The US has announced a series of fresh sanctions against Cuba in retaliation over Havana's support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
2019-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Concerns raised in 2016 over Boeing 737 MAX safety
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) A Boeing Co senior pilot had raised concerns in a series of messages in 2016 to a colleague about certain systems on the 737 MAX jet, which were later implicated in two fatal crashes leading to the aircraft's global grounding.
2019-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
A week of multi-pronged setbacks tests Trump's resilience (Analysis)
New York, Oct. Oct 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has had a bad week of setbacks testing his resilience.
2019-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Andhra not to conduct interviews for government jobs now
Amaravati, Oct 18 (IANS) No interviews will be conducted henceforth for recruitment into government departments in Andhra Pradesh as Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the officials to conduct only the written examinations.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Brexit a chance to boost our ties with UK: Italian PM
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) Britain's exit from the European Union with the deal agreed this week by its Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the bloc could offer an opportunity to strengthen its bilateral ties with Italy, Premier Giuseppe Conte claimed on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
Is a foreign wife criteria for Nobel prize, asks BJP leader
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha on Friday said that people whose second wives are foreigners are mostly getting the Nobel Prize.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India to host 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India will host the 91st General Assembly of Interpol in 2022 as part of the platinum jubilee celebration of its Independence, with the ongoing 88th Interpol General Assembly in Chile approving its proposal by a majority vote on Friday, an official statement said.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Speaker must resign on moral grounds: Vijender Gupta
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Claiming that Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel had failed to maintain dignity of the House, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta sought his resignation from the post.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hindu side not part of any Ayodhya mediation effort: VHP
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday said that the Hindu side had not participated in any mediation effort after the hearing of appeals on the Ram Janmabhoomi issue commenced in the Supreme Court.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
AAP urges CPCB to publish report on air pollution factors
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Friday said the Central Pollution Control Board has blamed the people of the national capital for a surge in pollution levels in the city.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Naga peace process to be concluded without delay: Centre
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Getting nod from the apex leadership of all 14 Naga tribes and various stake-holders in a meeting held in Nagaland on Friday, the Centre said it has determined to conclude the peace process without delay after the overwhelming support in favour of a settlement of the issue.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Corrupt Congress-NCP did maximum harm to people: PM
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance of doing the maximum harm to the state and country because of its corruption.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Now, Bengal Guv crosses swords with state ministers
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Firing fresh salvos at the Mamata Banerjee government, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday took on ministers making "factually wrong" and "painful" statements about his public utterances and actions and asked the Chief Minister to examine their statements and "deal" with them the way she wants.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indrani claims to have paid $5 million to PC, his son
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Indrani Mukerjea has claimed to have paid a bribe of US $5 million to former Finance Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram through offshore payments in Singapore, Mauritius, Bermuda, the UK and Switzerland, the Central Bureau of Investigation stated in the chargesheet filed in a special court on Friday in the INX Media case.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics