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Uphill task for EC to enforce Covid-19 guidelines despite requisite powers, feel former CECs
The Election Commission has taken a serious view of "utter violation" of social distancing norms during poll campaigning and leaders addressing public meetings without wearing masks in complete disregard of its guidelines.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal throws open Seelampur, Shastri Park flyovers for public
Addressing a gathering at the event, Delhi CM Kejriwal said his government has built the two flyovers at a cost of Rs 250 crore against the sanctioned amount of Rs 303 crore and that the AAP dispensation has saved Rs 53 crore on the project.

Arvind Kejriwal pitches for free COVID-19 vaccine throughout India
A debate has started on whether the COVID-19 vaccine, which is yet to materialise, should be made available to people for free, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) promising free doses of the vaccine in its manifesto for the Bihar polls.

Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis tests COVID-19 positive
"Those who have come in contact with me are advised to get COVID-19 tests done. Take care, everyone!," the former Maharashtra chief minister added in the tweet.

Ballia firing: FIR lodged against other faction, deceased's name also included
BJP leader Dhirendra Pratap Singh was arrested for allegedly shooting dead Jai Prakash Pal Gama (46) following a quarrel over the allotment of ration shops at Durjanpur village in Ballia's Reoti area on October 15. Senior administration and police officials were also present at the meeting when the incident took place.

Has Shakespeare's Hamlet finally come to haunt Gupkar alliance after Mehbooba Mufti's press conference?
After joining the alliance for implementation of the Gupkar declaration, former Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti seems to have written the agenda for the alliance.

PM Modi inaugurates three key projects in Gujarat including 'Kisan Suryodaya Yojana'
\To provide day-time power supply for irrigation to farmers, the Gujarat Government under Chief Minister Vijay Rupani recently announced the Kisan Suryodaya Yojana. Under this scheme, farmers will be able to avail power supply from 5 AM to 9 PM.

Delhi's air quality continues to be 'very poor', AQI recorded at 346
Areas like Mundka, Wazirpur and Alipur recorded "severe" levels of air pollution, authorities said.

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Mumbai mall blaze: 3,500 people evacuated from adjacent tower; 2 fire personnel injured

Mumbai mall blaze: 3,500 people evacuated from adjacent tower; 2 fire personnel injuredMumbai fire brigade personnel are engaged in controlling the blaze at a mall 12 hours after fire broke out there, even as around 3500 people from an adjoining building were evacuated, civic sources said on Friday.



Now, Imarti Devi Uses ‘Item’ for Kamal Nath’s Mother and Sister, BJP Leader’s ‘Dead Body’ Threat Fuels Row

Now, Imarti Devi Uses ‘Item’ for Kamal Nath’s Mother and Sister, BJP Leader’s ‘Dead Body’ Threat Fuels RowIn the last few days, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sharpened its attack on the Congress over Kamal Nath's remark and accused it of insulting a Dalit woman.



WWE RAW Results: Jimmy Uso Comes to Brother Jey's Aid as Roman Reigns Gets a Taste of Hell in a Cell

WWE RAW Results: Jimmy Uso Comes to Brother Jey's Aid as Roman Reigns Gets a Taste of Hell in a CellWWE RAW Results: Jimmy and Jey Uso teamed up to take on Universal Champion Roman Reigns ahead of their "I Quit" Match at Hell in a Cell.



'Ashamed of Their Parents': Ravi Shankar, Nitish Launch Personal Attack on Lalu's Family in Hasanpur

'Ashamed of Their Parents': Ravi Shankar, Nitish Launch Personal Attack on Lalu's Family in HasanpurRavi Shankar Prasad was addressing an election rally at Hasanpur, from where Tej Pratap is contesting the Bihar Assembly polls.



TRP Scam: No Ad-Interim Relief to Hansa Group Against Republic TV

TRP Scam: No Ad-Interim Relief to Hansa Group Against Republic TVThe suit, reportedly, points out that Goswami’s channel telecasted a draft internal document as ‘Hansa Report.’



2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Gabriel Jesus and Alisson Back with Brazil Squad

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Gabriel Jesus and Alisson Back with Brazil SquadBrazil called up striker Gabriel Jesus and goalkeeper Alisson on Friday for two World Cup qualifying matches in November even though both players are recovering from injuries.



Novak Djokovic hoping to play Australian Open, says he wants to become 'historic number one'

Novak Djokovic hoping to play Australian Open, says he wants to become 'historic number one'Topping the world rankings since 3 February, the Serbian star is almost 2,000 points ahead his main rival Nadal, who demolished Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the Roland Garros final earlier this month.



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Shiv Sena protests against Mehbooba Mufti`s `tricolour` remark in J&K; BJP demands arrest
Led by SSDF's president Ashok Gupta, the protesters holding tricolour in their hands assembled at Rani Park and raised slogans against the former chief minister besides setting ablaze her pictures.
Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis tests positive for coronavirus
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis has tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19 infection. Fadnavis took to Twitter and shared the news.
Chinese goods, imported liquor sold at military canteens likely to be banned
The Defence Ministry is working towards banning the sale of imported items from countries including China at its canteen stores department as part of its efforts to promote local goods.
Quad grouping with India, Australia and Japan is an alignment of democracies: US
Even as Quad, a grouping of US, India, Australia and Japan is increasingly gaining currency, US has said it is an "alignment of democracies" and more common activities are on the anvil when it comes to it.
Two moderate-intensity quakes jolt Himachal Pradesh in less than 24 hours
An earthquake of moderate-intensity of 3.2 magnitude hit Himachal's Bilaspur on Saturday morning. 
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Paediatric Heart Hospital, Girnar ropeway, Kisan Suryodaya Yojana in Gujarat
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani and other Ministers, officials joined the inauguration event via video conferencing. 
Bless us with happiness, good health: PM Narendra Modi seeks blessings on Durga Ashtami
The Prime Minister sought blessings from Goddess Durga seeking happiness, good health and prosperity for everyone. 
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Income tax return filing date for FY20 extended again; check new date here
The Government on Saturday announced an extension of the due date for filing income tax returns for the assessment 2020-21 by another month to December 31, 2020.

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Centre to ban imported goods at Army canteens; liquor likely to be included
In a bid to promote local goods, the Defence Ministry is working towards banning the sale of imported items from countries including China at its Canteen Stores Department.

'Miss India' trailer out: Keerthy Suresh takes us on inspiring journey of self-made businesswoman
Set to premiere exclusively on Netflix on November 4, 2020, besides Keerthy, 'Miss India' also stars Jagapati Babu, Nadia Moidu, Rajendra Prasad, Naveen in key roles.

'Mirzapur 2': Anupriya Patel, Mirzapur MP demands action against web series
A day after 'Mirzapur 2' released on streaming platform Amazon Prime, Member of Parliament from Mirzapur constituency Anupriya Patel has demanded action against the web series alleging that the show is maligning the image of the Uttar Pradesh city by portraying it as a 'violent' region.

Centre's big relief to borrowers, issues guidelines for interest waiver on loans upto 2 crores
If you have taken a loan from the bank of not more than rupees two crore then you will get an interest waiver on your loan amount under the RBI moratorium scheme in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be applicable to housing, educational, credit card dues, auto, MSME and consumer durable loans.

Gauahar Khan sends birthday wishes to Zaid Darbar, shares photos twinning in white; see pics
After dismissing rumours of getting married to choreographer and Bollywood composer Ismail Darbar's son, Zaid Darbar, actress Gauahar Khan cannot stop gushing about her rumoured boyfriend while wishing him on the occasion of his birthday.

Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore aim to prolong pain on MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings
Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore are just one win away from sealing a spot in the IPL 2020 playoffs while MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings are mathematically all but out of the playoff race. In the previous encounter between the two sides, a masterclass from Virat Kohli in which he scored 90 helped Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Chennai Super Kings for the second consecutive time.

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Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 10/2/2020 Indian
Dussehra 10/25/2020 Indian
Diwali/Deepavali 11/14/2020 Indian
Guru Nanak Jayanti 11/30/2020 Indian
Christmas 12/25/2020 Indian
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Sat Oct 24 2020  Australian Dollar 52.7148
Sat Oct 24 2020  British Pound Sterling 96.3391
Sat Oct 24 2020  Canadian Dollar 56.2430
Sat Oct 24 2020  European Euro 87.5657
Sat Oct 24 2020  United States Dollar 73.8552

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Gulf returnees keen to set up own business in Kerala, govt gets 5000 applications
Eighteen financial institutions in Kerala are cooperating with the government in implementing the scheme. The Norka has signed up with Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC) to provide loans of up to Rs. 50 lakh to expatriates for starting ventures.

Indian-American gets 188 months imprisonment for human trafficking
The 46-year-old Satish Kartan and his wife Sharmistha Barai (40) were found guilty of conspiracy to obtain forced labour and two counts of obtaining forced labour by a federal grand jury on March 14, 2019 after an 11-day trial.

11 Indian students arrested for trying to illegally remain in US
In addition to 11 Indian nationals, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement also arrested two Libyans, one Senegalese and one Bangladeshi national.

COVID-19 deaths: UK to record ethnicity to assess impact on Indians, minorities
Minister for Equalities Kemi Badenoch made an oral statement in the House of Commons as she presented the first quarterly report to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock on progress to understand and tackle COVID-19 disparities on ethnicity grounds.

Meet Amit Mehta, the Indian-American judge presiding over Google's antitrust case
Mehta was appointed to the court in December 2014 and sworn in in 2015. Notable rulings include one in 2019 saying that lawmakers should get their subpoenaed financial records of President Donald Trump. The Supreme Court sent that case back to a lower court and it is ongoing.

Indian-origin poet Bhanu Kapil shortlisted for T.S. Eliot Prize in UK
The writer, who lives between the UK and US, where she spent 21 years at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, has six books of poetry/prose to her credit, including 'The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers', 'Schizophrene' and 'Ban en Banlieue'.

University of Houston partners Indian-American co-founded company for COVID-19 vaccine
AuraVax, however, has the option to exclusively license a new intranasal vaccine technology developed by its Indian-American co-founder, Navin Varadarajan, M.D. AuraVax describes its vaccine administration platform as 'next-generation', one which could be administered at home.

Maritime body MUI seeks government intervention to enable seafarers qualify for NRI status
"MUI has sought an urgent intervention of the Shipping Ministry of India to enable Indian seafarers qualify for the Non-Resident Indian or NRI status for financial year 2020-21," India's oldest union of merchant navy officers, Maritime Union of India (MUI) said.

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Communal forces responsible for cases against Thirumavalavan, says Alagiri
His speech gave further strength to Periyar and Ambedkar’s condemnation of the portrayal of women as depicted in the Manusmriti, the TNCC president said.

Two committees to manage Sigandur Chowdeshwari temple
DC issues order following controversies over administration

Minor girl shot dead in U.P.
Three men barge into her house late in the night after alleged eve-teasing incident

Opposition role is to play politics and not to remain silent, says Stalin
Stalin said if the Chief Minister was keen to prove his efficiency, he should get the Governor’s assent for the Bill.

Cracker unit fire accident | Death toll goes up to seven
One person is in critical condition.

Two killed as van knocks down motorbike near Usilampatti
Following a head-on collision, the bike rider dies on the spot and the van topples killing a passenger inside the cabin.

BJP, Congress oppose the Kerala government's move to withdraw general consent to CBI
A purported move by the Kerala government to withdraw the general consent given to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to operate in its territo

Murder accused shot at, arrested
The Dakshina Kannada district police on Saturday shot at a murder accused, injuring him in the leg, and arrested him. Police gave his name as Khaleel,

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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals: IPL 2020 Live Cricket Score, Live Score Of Today's Match on NDTV Sports
Live Updates of Today Match between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals from Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Check commentary and full scoreboard of the match.
IPL 2020, KXIP vs SRH: Live Streaming, When And Where To Watch
KXIP vs SRH LIVE Match: Kings XI Punjab take on SunRisers Hyderabad in the 43rd match of IPL 2020 on October 24.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals Live Score Ball by Ball, IPL 2020 Live Cricket Score Of Today's Match on NDTV Sports
Live Updates of Today Match between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals from Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Check commentary and full scoreboard of the match.
Number Of Dead In Tamil Nadu Firecracker Unit Blast Rises To 7
The toll in the blast at a fireworks factory mounted to seven on Saturday with two more women workers succumbing to injuries and the manager of the manufacturing facility has been arrested, police...
What Masaba Gupta Shared After Her "Enough" Post
"That's it. I'm done," wrote Masaba in her post earlier in the day
Fresh Case Against 21 People In Uttar Pradesh's Ballia Shooting Incident
Acting on court directives, an FIR was lodged on Saturday against the other faction involved in the firing incident during allotment of ration shops in Durjanpur village in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia,...
IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK Preview: RCB Eye Hat-Trick Of Wins, Face CSK
IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK: Royal Challengers Bangalore are in a race for the top two finish, while Chennai Super Kings are down in the dumps after yet another pitiful display.
Congress MP Writes To Kerala Minister Over Treatment Of Covid Patient, 67
Congress MP TN Prathapan has written to Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja as he sought action into the alleged lapses in the treatment of a 67-year-old woman, a Covid patient. According to the...
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When Can Indian Air Force Deploy First ‘Desi’ 5th Gen Fighter Jet?

When Can Indian Air Force Deploy First ‘Desi’ 5th Gen Fighter Jet?HAL hopes to start the production of India’s 5th gen fighter jet, AMCA, by 2026-28 but it appears optimistic.



Centre Waives Interest on Interest for Loans Upto Rs 2 Crore

Centre Waives Interest on Interest for Loans Upto Rs 2 CroreThe scheme, likely to cost Rs 6,500, covers education, home loans & credit card dues among other types of loans.



COVID: No interest on interest for loans up to Rs 2 crore during moratorium

COVID: No interest on interest for loans up to Rs 2 crore during moratoriumNew Delhi [India], October 24 (ANI): The Ministry of Finance has approved a scheme to provide relief in interest compounding to borrowers for the six-month loan moratorium period extended in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.



Dogra front protests with 'Jhanda uncha rahe hamara' slogan against Mehbooba's flag remark

Dogra front protests with 'Jhanda uncha rahe hamara' slogan against Mehbooba's flag remarkJammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], October 24 (ANI): Several Shiv Sena Dogra Front (SSDF) activists on Saturday took to streets in Jammu staging a protest against former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's remark that she will only raise the Indian tricolour after the flag of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir is brought back.



BJP, Congress doing politics over minor raped and killed in Punjab's Hoshiarpur: BSP

BJP, Congress doing politics over minor raped and killed in Punjab's Hoshiarpur: BSPNew Delhi [India], October 24 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) national spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadoria on Saturday criticised both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress for doing politics over the six-year-old Dalit girl, who was raped and killed in Punjab's Hoshiarpur and then set on fire.



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Chinese Drones: Pakistan’s New Strategy to Fuel Unrest in J&K While Evading Global Radar
Sources added that three AK-47s, 28 pistols and six MI-16 rifles were dropped by these drones between June and October, and some possibly may have gone unnoticed.

Pb CM Launches Phase 2 Of Urban Environment Improvement Programme
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday virtually launched phase two of the Rs 11,000 crore Urban Environment Improvement Programme (UEIP). Singh expressed confidence that the UEIP scheme, of which Rs 3,000 crore worth had been completed in the first phase, would help the state make significant improvement in the infrastructure of the cities and lives of people.

Two Men Sentenced to Life for Firing at Police Team During Illegal Arms Raid in UP
According to prosecution, the convicts opened fire at a police team during a raid in an illegal arms manufacturing unit here in 2018.

IIT, Jodhpur, NHAI Sign Pact To Share Expertise For Betterment Of Highway Infrastructure
Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur and National Highway Authority of India have signed a pact to share their expertise for betterment of highway infrastructure. The signing ceremony was held at the IIT campus on Friday in the presence of Institute's Director Santanu Chaudhury and Ajay Bishnoi, GM (Tech) and Project Director, NHAI, Project Implementation Unit (PIU) Jodhpur. "As a part of this MoU, NHAI and IIT Jodhpur will work together in various domains, including transportation engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics engineering, infrastructure systems, earthquake engineering, urban and rural planning and disaster mitigation and management with an objective of sharing," said Chaudhury. The MoU will also facilitate undergraduate and postgraduate students of IIT Jodhpur to undertake fully paid internships in above domains. The joint activities will facilitate in bridging the industry-institution gap and develop technologies that could be adopted in practice by NHAI.

Mumbai City FC Sign Defender Mehtab Singh
Indian Super League franchise Mumbai City FC on Saturday announced the signing of defender Mehtab Singh ahead of the upcoming season. The 22-year-old centre-back joins the Islanders on a three-year contract which will keep him at the club until 2023.

DRG Jawan Killed, Another Hurt in Face-off with Naxals in Chhattisgarh
The skirmish took place around 10 am near Tadur village under Orchha police station limits, where a team from the DRG was out on a counter-insurgency operation.

Income Tax Return Filing Deadline for Fiscal Year 2020 Extended till December 31: Finance Ministry
The government had in May extended the date for filing Income-Tax Return for FY2019-20 from July 31 to November 30, to give compliance relief to taxpayers.

UP Man Kills Self After Wife Refuses to Leave Parents' Home
On Friday, when Mukesh went to his in-laws' home to bring her back, she refused, following which he consumed poison.

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'Maybe 10, 15 years later, Rahul may mature'
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'

Trump didn't conspire with Russia: US attorney general
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'

Update: Bumrah has 'recovered' after hurting shoulder
His condition will be 'assessed' on Monday, the Mumbai Indians team management said.

How Rishabh Pant brightened his WC selection prospects
I am glad to bat anywhere the team wants me to: Pant

How to enhance your medical insurance coverage
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.

This athlete's fitness journey will baffle you
Raipur's Nami Rai didn't let marriage or lack of sporting facilities affect her love for fitness.

Why Akshay Kumar feels LUCKY
'I am 51 now. I think I can do action till 56.' 'After that, God knows.'


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