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Mullaperiyar water well within limits, Stalin tells Vijayan
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday told his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan that the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam is well within the limits and that his government is properly monitoring it at regular intervals.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
CBI files charge sheet against 15 for causing loss to National Insurance
Guwahati, Oct 27 (IANS) The CBI has filed charge sheet before a special court in Guwahati against 15 accused including several former senior officials of National Insurance Company for causing loss of Rs 47.68 lakh by means of forgery, agency sources said on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'10% thermal power capacity still vulnerable despite easing demand'
Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) About 10 per cent of the 209 GW capacity of coal-based thermal power generation companies (gencos) in India remains vulnerable to outage amid surging demand for coal.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
CBI arrests six in bank fraud case, conducts searches
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday arrested six accused in an ongoing investigation of a bank fraud case related to alleged overseas remittances of foreign exchange of about Rs 6,000 crore.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt to now launch doorstep vax campaign 'Har Ghar Dastak'
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh L. Mandaviya on Wednesday announced that "Har Ghar Dastak" campaign to start soon in the poor-performing districts to enthuse and motivate people towards full Covid vaccination.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
FADA seeks 'Auto Dealer's Protection Act'
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Centre should consider to introducing an Automobile Dealers Protection Act, the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) said on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Post-monsoon reservoir storage in Punjab, Himachal significantly less
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Large reservoirs in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, among others, have significantly less water storage at the end of monsoon season compared to last year and, also, to 10 years' average, according to an analysis by the Central Water Commission (CWC).
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
India, Brazil to protect developing countries' interests at COP26
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) With barely four days to go for start of the annual climate change conference, COP26, India on Wednesday held a meeting with Brazil wherein the two nations agreed to "protect the interests of developing nations".
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Class room teaching for Odisha UG, PG students in November
Bhubaneswar, Oct 27 (IANS) Classroom teaching for 2021-22 first year undergraduate (UG) and first year post graduate (PG) students in universities and colleges of Odisha will start in November, it was announced on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Maruti to wait for 'greater demand' for EVs before entering segment: R.C. Bhargava
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki will wait for electric vehicle demand to accelerate fruther before entering into the segment, its Chairman R.C. Bhargava said on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sharmada Balu, Nikki Poonacha move into quarterfinals of Fenesta Open Nationals
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Seasoned campaigner Sharmada Balu tore the form book to shreds as she used her tons of experience and cunning to outlast third seed Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi 5-7, 6-1, (2-0 retd) to enter the quarterfinals of the Fenesta Open National tennis championship.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Madras HC rejects Special DGP's plea for transferring sexual harassment case
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Wednesday turned down a plea by a Special DGP of the Tamil Nadu Police to transfer sexual harassment against him on a complaint by a woman IPS officer.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
ITC profit rises 10% to Rs 3,714 cr amid strong pick up in all segments
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Cigarette-to-hotel conglomerate ITC reported 10 per cent growth in consolidated net profit at Rs 3,714 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 (Q2FY22) on the back of a strong pick-up across all operating segments after severe disruptions in Q1.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Merck's Covid pill licensed to UN-backed organisation for use in 105 low, middle income countries
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and Merck on Wednesday announced the signing of a voluntary licensing agreement to facilitate affordable global access for Molnupiravir.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
When Sundar Pichai went mute during chat with Kermit The Frog
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Even one of the world's most powerful tech CEOs can forget to unmute himself during a video chat. For Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, one such embarrassing moment came as he began the chat with Kermit The Frog, a character from Muppets, on Google Meet recently.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Calcutta HC reserves order on former Chief Secy's plea against CAT order
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday reserved its order of the plea of former West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhayay and said that it will be pronounced before his scheduled hearing at the principal bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal on November 2.
2021-10-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
CBI files charge sheet in the murder of Vivekananda Reddy
Amaravati, Oct 27 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday said it has filed a charge sheet against four accused in alleged murder of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's uncle and former minister Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC declines bail to gangster Abu Salem in 1995 builder murder case
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a bail plea by gangster Abu Salem serving life imprisonment in the 1995 murder case of Mumbai-based builder Pradeep Jain.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Industry, varsities, govt have vital role in socio-economic development'
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Union Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said the three stakeholders in the triple helix model of innovation i.e. industry, universities and government have a vital role in stimulating socio-economic development in the country through knowledge generation, invention and innovation.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics,Technology
Infiltration bids to go up in J&K ahead of heavy snowfall: Intel agencies
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Infiltration attempts will increase in the Jammu and Kashmir ahead of heavy snowfall, intelligence agencies have warned.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
All ministries told to clear Air India's dues immediately
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday directed all Union Ministries and Departments to clear Air India's dues immediately.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Another rare honour for breast cancer surgeon Raghu Ram
Hyderabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Eminent breast cancer surgeon Dr Raghu Ram on Wednesday achieved the rare distinction to become the first surgeon from South Asia to deliver the distinguished lecture of the US Chapter of International Society of Surgery.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Use of drugs up, liquor consumption down in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 (IANS) The use of drugs has gone up in Kerala, while the consumption of liquor has come down, the Assembly was told on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'Krishi UDAN 2.0' to help in doubling farmers' income: Scindia
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday said that 'Krishi UDAN 2.0' will help in doubling farmers' income by removing barriers in supply chain.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Adani Enterprises' consolidated EBIDTA for H1 FY22 rose by 77% to Rs 2,210 cr
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Adani Enterprises Ltd, (AEL) part of the Adani Group, on Wednesday announced its results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2021.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
$32.1 bn fund to help women, newborns hit by Covid
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) A massive $32.1 billion of funding to help women, newborns, children, and adolescents has been pledged to restore essential health, nutrition and social services for women, newborns, children and adolescents lost because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Gurugram DGGI unit arrests three for running fake firms, evading GST
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Directorate General of GST Intelligence's (DGGI) Gurugram Zonal Unit has arrested three persons under the provisions of the GST Act on charges of running multiple fake firms on the strength of fake documents in two different cases.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aquatic Championship: Srihari, Kushagra, Chahat create national records
Bengaluru, Oct 27 (IANS) Swimmers Srihari Nataraj, Kushagra Rawat and Chahat Arora created national records in their respective events on Day 2 of the 74th Senior National Aquatic Championship 2021 at the Basavanagudi Aquatic Centre, here on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Two held in kidney cheating racket in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested two persons involved in cheating in the name of getting them medical treatment in Delhi's premier hospitals. The culprits cheated Rs 10 lakh from a Mumbai based doctor in the name of getting his kidney transplant done in Delhi's premier hospital.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tejashwi Yadav attacks Nitish for sending youths to jail
Patna, Oct 27 (IANS) RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday said that Nitish Kumar became the Chief Minister of Bihar through the back door and is sending youths to jail.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Mamata Banerjee strolls around Kurseong, has tea at roadside stall
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is on a four-day tour to north Bengal, on Wednesday took time of out of her busy schedule for a stroll along the hilly roads of Kurseong, near Darjeeling.
2021-10-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
92-year-old Gandhian Subbarao passes away
Jaipur, Oct 27 (IANS) A Gandhian and Padma Shri Dr S.N. Subbarao passed away on Wednesday in Jaipur.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
K'taka HC seeks report on action against corrupt officials
Bengaluru, Oct 27 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to submit a report on action taken by the authorities against corrupt bureaucrats, based on the investigation by the Lokayukta.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Amit Shah speaks to Chandrababu Naidu on Andhra developments
Amaravati, Oct 27 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday spoke to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu over phone about the recent developments in Andhra Pradesh.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Nagpur's river revitalization project gets green signal
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) More than a decade after it was first conceptualized, the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) has approved the Rs 2,117 crore Nag River Revitalization project for revival and revitalization of the river that lends its name to Nagpur in Maharashtra.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
National security not always a 'free pass' against judiciary, says SC on Pegasus
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it crystal clear that the Centre's argument of national security, in context of whether it used the Pegasus spyware, cannot be used as a "free pass" whenever a matter is taken up for judicial review.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
17-yr-old Kerala school girl turns to YouTube for delivering baby at home
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 (IANS) In a bizarre incident a 17-year-old Kerala school girl delivered a child at her home on October 20 while watching YouTube for guidance on the delivery, said reports.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Kalashnikovs, AK 47 allegedly used against Pak cops by TLP protesters
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) TLP (Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan) protesters used Kalashnikovs and AK 47 against policemen in Gujranwala, Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has alleged.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
India successfully test nuclear capable missile Agni-5
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) India on Wednesday successfully tested its nuclear-capable surface to surface ballistic missile Agni-5 that can hit a target at a range of 5,000 km from A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Island.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Covid pandemic has hit firecracker business hard, say sellers
Gurugram, Oct 27 (IANS) The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and ban imposed by the Delhi government have drastically reduced sales of firecrackers by 80 per cent in Gurugram this year, merchants have said.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
HC notice to Delhi Police in plea seeking removal of unnecessary barricades
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response of the Delhi Police and others on a plea seeking removal of unnecessary barricades on several roads across the city, as they cause grave hardships to the commuters.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy clinch 1st Junior Men Academy National title
Bhopal, Oct 27 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy claimed a clinical 3-1 victory over Raja Karan Hockey Academy to clinch the 1st Hockey India Junior Men Academy National Championship 2021 title. Whereas Namdhari XI beat Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy 6-4 to finish 3rd place in the inaugural edition of the tournament.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Sports,Hockey
Delhi logs 38 Covid cases, infection rate drops to 0.06%
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Delhi reported 38 fresh cases of Covid on Wednesday, taking its tally to 14,39,709, while there were no new deaths - for the fifth day running, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Health Department.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Women's National Boxing: Dominant RSPB lift team championship trophy with 12 medals
Hisar, Oct 27 (IANS) The Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) have successfully defended their team championship title as the 5th Elite Women's National Boxing Championships came to an end here on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
L&T's Q2FY22 YoY consolidated net profit down 67%
Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) Conglomerate Larsen & Toubro's Q2FY22 consolidated net profit, including exceptional items and discontinued operations, fell by 67 per cent on a year-on-year basis.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
People raise questions about MP Govt's online RTI portal's efficiency
Bhopal, Oct 27 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Information Commission earlier this month started an online facility for filling Right To Information (RTI) applications, giving a platform to the people of the state to get information related to the state government.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
5 lakh to sing Kannada songs to spread love for language
Bengaluru, Oct 27 (IANS) In a unique programme to promote Kannada language, the Karnataka government has called upon the people to join the musical programme in which five lakh people across the state will simultaneously sing three songs on Thursday (Oct 28).
2021-10-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Profit booking, global cues dent equity indices; banking stocks down (Roundup)
Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) Profit booking along with global cues as well as mixed results pulled India's equity markets lower on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Living in Tripura camps, uncertainty over tribal migrants voting in Mizoram by-polls
Aizawl/Agartala, Oct 27 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) and the election authorities in Mizoram will not make any special arrangements, as was done in previous polls, to allow 663 voters among the 36,140 tribal migrants sheltered in Tripura, to cast their votes in the October 30 by-polls to the Tuirial assembly seat. Mizoram's Joint Chief Electoral Officer David L. Pachuau said that they have not yet received any instructions from the EC to make any special arrangements for the Reang tribal voters, sheltered in northern Tripura since 1997.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Taliban military strategist, Mullah Yaqub Omar makes first appearance
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Mullah Yaqub Omar, the new defence minister of Afghanistan and son of Taliban founder Mullah Omar, made his first appearance before the media in Kabul on Wednesday, Express Tribune reported.
2021-10-27
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism