- Oct 16, 2021 05:45 PM IST
MoS external affairs and Parliamentary affairs V Muraleedharan to visit Sudan, South Sudan
Minister of state (MoS) external affairs and Parliamentary affairs V Muraleedharan will be visiting Sudan and South Sudan in an official capacity from October 20 – 22, reported ANI, Art Of Landscaping.
- Oct 16, 2021 05:34 PM IST
‘RJD candidates will win from both seats in Bihar bypolls’ Tejashwi
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav told reporters on Saturday that his party’s candidates will win both bypoll seats in Bihar, reported ANI. “People of Bihar will actually celebrate Vijayadashami by defeating NDA. Govt only gave poverty, unemployment, crime, corruption. Bihar didn’t get spl status, spl package. People are fed up with the govt. RJD candidates will win from both seats,” he said.
- Oct 16, 2021 04:35 PM IST
Election of Cong president to be held between Aug 21 and Sep 20, 2022
The election for All India Congress Committee (AICC) president will be held between August 21 and September 20 next year, the party said on Saturday. Election of CWC and other bodies date to be announced later during plenary session.
- Oct 16, 2021 04:24 PM IST
Union ministers inaugurate Hunar Haat in Rampur
- Oct 16, 2021 03:28 PM IST
NSG deployed at IAF Srinagar & Jammu stations to provide anti-drone cover
National Security Guard DG M A Ganapath said in an official statement on Saturday that “counter-terrorism commando force National Security Guard deployed at IAF Srinagar and Jammu stations to provide anti-drone cover to these vital installations”.
- Oct 16, 2021 03:13 PM IST
HDFC bank posts 18 percentage rise in consolidated net profit
HDFC Bank posted an 18 percentage rise in consolidated net profit at ₹9,096 crore for quarter that ended September 30, the bank said in an official statement on Saturday.
- Oct 16, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Andaman and and Nicobar Islands renamed in Netaji’s honour to give him a ‘proper place’ in history: Amit Shah
Union home minister Amit Shah announced on Saturday that Andaman and and Nicobar Islands have been renamed Netaji Subash Chandra Bose island in honour of the late freedom fighter. “For years, efforts were made to diminish the image of many leaders. But now it’s the time to give them proper place in history. People who have sacrificed their lives should get place in the history. That’s why we renamed this island after Netaji,” Shah said.
- Oct 16, 2021 02:02 PM IST
Russia tops 1,000 daily coronavirus deaths for first time
Russia on Saturday topped 1,000 deaths over 24 hours for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with the country’s jab drive at a standstill and no restrictions in place.
- Oct 16, 2021 01:49 PM IST
US: 4 hospitalised, including 1 critically, during football match in Alabama
At least four people were hospitalised including one critically injured on Friday (local time), after having been shot in United States’ Mobile city in Alabama state at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, local media reported.
- Oct 16, 2021 01:39 PM IST
Mizoram reports 932 new Covid cases, 6 more fatalities
Mizoram on Saturday registered 932 new Covid-19 cases, 31 more than the previous day, with the tally rising to 1,11,651, a health department official said.
- Oct 16, 2021 01:24 PM IST
As heavy rain lashes Kerala, red alert in 5 districts
As heavy rain lashes Kerala, red alert in 5 districts; night journey banned in hilly areas.
- Oct 16, 2021 01:23 PM IST
2 arrested for threatening to kill classical musician
Two persons were arrested for allegedly threatening to kill classical musician Ustad Rashid Khan, police said on Saturday.
- Oct 16, 2021 01:12 PM IST
IMF hails India’s ‘swift and substantial’ response to Covid-19 crisis
Describing the Indian government’s response to the Covid-19 situation as “swift and substantial”, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said the country continued with labour reforms and privatisation despite the pandemic.
- Oct 16, 2021 12:32 PM IST
Elections for Congress president to be held in September 2022: Report
Elections for Congress president to be held in September 2022: Sources, reports news agency ANI.
- Oct 16, 2021 12:12 PM IST
Islamic State claims mosque bombing in south Afghanistan
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that killed 47 people and wounded scores more.
- Oct 16, 2021 11:49 AM IST
Terrorist killed in encounter in J-K’s Pulwama
A terrorist has been killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama.
- Oct 16, 2021 11:45 AM IST
If we are united, we will do well: Sonia Gandhi.
We face many challenges but if we are united, focus on party’s interests alone, we will do well: Sonia Gandhi on upcoming assembly polls.
- Oct 16, 2021 11:40 AM IST
Govt’s single-point agenda is ‘sell, sell, sell’: Sonia Gandhi
Govt’s only answer for economic recovery is selling off national assets, its single-point agenda is ‘sell, sell, sell’: Sonia Gandhi.
- Oct 16, 2021 11:27 AM IST
Sonia Gandhi says she is the full-time, hands-on president of Congress
At CWC meeting, Sonia Gandhi says she is the full-time, hands-on president of Congress, reports ANI.
- Oct 16, 2021 11:20 AM IST
Every party member wants revival of Congress: Sonia Gandhi
Every party member wants revival of Congress, but this requires unity and keeping party’s interests paramount: Sonia Gandhi at CWC meet.
- Oct 16, 2021 11:03 AM IST
Fire in Thane furniture godown doused, no casualty reported
A fire which broke out at a furniture godown in Kasheli locality of Bhiwandi, Thane on Friday has been doused after six hours of efforts by the fire department.
- Oct 16, 2021 10:48 AM IST
NASA to launch first space probe to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids
NASA is set on Saturday to launch a first-of-its kind mission, dubbed Lucy, to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, two large clusters of space rocks that scientists believe are remnants of primordial material that formed the solar system’s outer planets.
- Oct 16, 2021 10:13 AM IST
CWC meeting underway in Delhi
Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting to discuss the current political situation, upcoming Assembly polls, and organisational elections, underway at AICC office in Delhi.
- Oct 16, 2021 09:39 AM IST
India logs 15,981 new Covid-19 cases, 166 deaths in last 24 hours
India recorded 15,981 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, which pushed the nationwide tally to 34,053,573, while the death toll climbed to 451,980 with 166 daily fatalities, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Saturday.
- Oct 16, 2021 09:30 AM IST
11 kids drowned, 10 rescued in Indonesian river cleanup
Eleven students drowned and 10 others were rescued during a school outing for a river cleanup in Indonesia’s West Java Province, officials said Saturday.
- Oct 16, 2021 09:14 AM IST
Sasikala to return to Jayalalithaa memorial today
VK Sasikala, the former interim general secretary of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), who has been lying low for the past few months, is set to visit former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s memorial in Chennai on Saturday.
- Oct 16, 2021 09:03 AM IST
Moderate earthquake rocks Bali, killing at least 3
Three people were killed and another seven were injured when a moderately strong earthquake and an aftershock hit Indonesia’s resort island of Bali early Saturday.
- Oct 16, 2021 08:29 AM IST
PM Modi greets Odisha CM on his birthday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended birthday greetings to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and wished him long and healthy life in the service of the people.
- Oct 16, 2021 08:06 AM IST
Earthquake of magnitude 3.7 hits Manipur’s Churachandpur
An earthquake of magnitude 3.7 on the Richter scale hit Churachandpur in Manipur on Saturday morning.
- Oct 16, 2021 07:18 AM IST
NASA to launch Lucy probe to investigate Jupiter asteroids
NASA was set Saturday to launch a spacecraft called Lucy on a 12-year mission to explore for the first time a group of rocky bodies known as the Jupiter Trojan asteroids, gathering new insights into the solar system’s formation.
- Oct 16, 2021 06:25 AM IST
Taliban ask officials not to carry out public executions: Report
The Taliban has directed local officials to refrain from carrying out punishments in public unless Afghanistan’s “top court” issues the order for public execution.
- Oct 16, 2021 05:58 AM IST
At least 46 killed in Taiwanese apartment building inferno
At least 46 people were killed and another 41 injured after a fire broke out early Thursday in a run-down mixed commercial and residential building in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung, officials said.
- Oct 16, 2021 05:49 AM IST
World Food Day 2021: Know its history, significance and theme
World Food Day is celebrated all over the world on October 16. It is an initiative by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.
- Oct 16, 2021 05:39 AM IST
Sabarimala Ayyappa temple to open today for ‘Thula masam’ poojas
Sabarimala temple, the hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa, will open on Saturday at 5pm for ‘Thula masam’ poojas and on the next day a draw of lots would be held to select its next ‘melshanti’ (head priest), the Travancore Devaswom Board said on Thursday, reports news agency PTI.
- Oct 16, 2021 05:18 AM IST
UNSC strongly condemns ‘horrendous terrorist attack’ in Afghanistan’s Kandahar
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday strongly condemned the ‘horrendous terrorist attack’ against the Imam Bargah-e-Fatima Mosque in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province and underlined the need to bring perpetrators of the attack to justice.
- Oct 16, 2021 05:02 AM IST
CWC meet today, decision on organisation elections likely
The Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s highest executive body, will meet on Saturday to give another try to fix the schedule for long-pending organisation elections — an exercise that will have to keep in mind upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa, according to people aware of the matter.
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