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Opposition parties in Bihar slam Centre's stand on caste census
Patna, Sep 24 (IANS) In wake of the Centre's affidavit, filed in the Supreme Court, citing the difficulties of conducting a caste census, opposition parties in Bihar on Friday came under one umbrella to slam the move.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
IPL 2021: Chennai register an assertive six-wicket win over Bangalore (ld)
Sharjah, Sep 24 (IANS) On the back of brilliant bowling performance by Dwayne Bravo and Shardul Thakur, Chennai Super Kings registered an assertive six-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Sharjah on Friday. With this win, Chennai have now moved back to the top of the points table with 14 points from seven wins out of nine matches. Though they are tied with Delhi Capitals for points, Chennai is on top due to superior net run rate.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
TN 'honour' killing case: One sentenced to death, 12 get life terms
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) A special court in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore on Friday sentenced a woman victim's brother to death and 12 others, including her father and other relatives as well as two policemen, to life imprisonment in a 2003 'honour' killing case.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bitter strife between rival gangs led to Gogi's killing
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A bitter strife between two rival gangs, constantly escalated by regular bloodbaths, was the prime reason behind the killing of gangster Jitender Singh Mann, alias Gogi, at a local court in Delhi on Friday.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Climate activists demonstrate in front of Delhi Secretariat
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Close to a hundred young climate activists reached the Delhi Secretariat on Friday to seek the status of their list of demands presented to the Delhi government in March.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi, Biden launch 'new chapter' in India-US ties to face tough challenges
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) "We're launching a new chapter in the history of US-Indian ties and taking on some of the toughest challenges we face together," President Joe Biden said on Friday as he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi began their summit in a fast-changing world throwing up problems and new issues at dizzying speeds.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Politics
CSK beat RCB, back on top of the table
Sharjah, Sep 24 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings banked on a super performance by their bowlers in the last 10 overs to pull back Royal Challengers Bangalore after a good start as they registered a well-deserved six-wicket win with 11 balls to spare at the Sharjah Cricket Ground here on Friday.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
BJP's Bengal unit completely in dark about Babul Supriyo's exit plans
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The BJP's West Bengal unit was completely unaware about former Union Minister Babul Supriyo's plan to exit the party and his sudden joining of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress came as a shock, a party leader said.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Army airlifts lightning-hit villagers in Arunachal Pradesh
Itanagar, Sep 24 (IANS) The Indian Army has airlifted six villagers, who had gone on a hunting trip to the far reaches of Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh where they were struck by lightning on Thursday night, Defence sources said on Friday.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Piyush Goyal hails Himachal for 100% first dose vaccination
Shimla, Sep 24 (IANS) Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday appreciated Himachal Pradesh for becoming the country's first state to achieve 100 per cent first dose vaccination against Covid-19 to the eligible age groups.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Calcutta HC questions exigency of Bhabanipur bypoll
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) The bypoll to the Bhabanipur Assembly constituency took a critical turn after acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, Rajesh Bindal, on Friday questioned the exigency of the by-election, besides asking who will take the financial responsibility of this election.
2021-09-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bharat Bandh: Odisha govt employees asked to reach office early
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24 (IANS) In view of the Bharat Bandh call given by farmer unions on September 27, the Odisha government has asked its employees of major offices in Bhubaneswar to reach office by 9.30 am on that day.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Gujarat, Bihar, Ladakh head to become carbon neutral
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Progressive climate actions being undertaken by many Indian states as they strategically shift towards increased use of renewable energy.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Amarnath board announces refund of registration fee to registered yatris
Srinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) The Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) on Friday announced that those who were registered for Yatra 2021 can get refund of their registration fee.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Jobs on the line in La Liga this weekend (preview)
Madrid, Sep 24 (IANS) The seventh round of matches in La Liga kicks off on Saturday with several coaches in danger of losing their jobs if results go against them.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Rohini court firing: CJI expresses concern on safety of court complexes
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana has expressed deep concern at the incident, where three gangsters were killed in a shootout inside a courtroom of Rohini court complex on Friday. The incident also left several people injured and raised serious questions on the loopholes in the security arrangements on the court complexes.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Pilot meets Rahul twice in a week, bells of change ringing in Rajasthan?
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) After the Congress' Punjab saga ended with Charanjit Singh Channi replacing Amarinder Singh as Chief Minister, winds of change seem to have started blowing in Rajasthan with former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot meeting ex-Congress chief Rahul Gandhi twice in a week's time, the latest on Friday evening.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
White House underlines Quad isn't security cooperation despite 'wolf warrior' Beijing
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) A senior official of the Joe Biden administration has given a detailed rundown on what Quad, a grouping of India, Australia, Japan and the US, isn't.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Delhi Police 'determined' to take action against organised crime: Commissioner Asthana
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana on Friday asserted that the force is determined to act against any organised criminal activity in the national capital.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hamilton hits jack man as Bottas sets pace in free practice
Sochi, Sep 24 (IANS) Formula 1 drivers' champion Lewis Hamilton is having bad time. Two weeks back he was involved in a crash with title contender Max Verstappen while on Friday, he sent flying his team's front jack man during second practice for the Russian Grand Prix here.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Maha to reopen all places of worship from October 7
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday announced the reopening of all places of worship from October 7, the first day of the Navratri festival.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Take prompt action on encroachments in Arvalis, NGT tells Haryana, Rajasthan
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Observing that Rajasthan and Haryana have failed to comply with its earlier direction to remove illegal constructions and encroachments in the Aravalis, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked both the states to take prompt action and submit reports within next three months.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Minister seeks mandatory screening of infants for various ailments
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Raising the concern about 9 crore Indians who are suffering from various hearing disabilities, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar on Friday said that the screening of infants for various ailments and disabilities should be made mandatory.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab CM again called to Delhi over cabinet expansion
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has been called to Delhi for the third time on Friday evening after meeting Rahul Gandhi late on Thursday night with the meeting continuing till 2 am.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cash-strapped Pakistan's bid for $1 bn IMF loan may face hurdles
Pakistan, with an increased debt-levels, is eyeing another $1 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Negotiations for the deal will start from October 4. At a time when Pakistans relations with the US and the West have deteriorated considerably especially in the wake of its role in the Taliban-led Afghanistan, the country is hoping to get a debt for nature swap deal.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
K'taka to allow full theatre shows, opening of pubs from Oct
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) Karnataka government has given the green signal to full house shows in theatres, and opening of pubs in the state from October with restrictions, especially for pregnant women and children.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Health/Medicine
IPL 2021: Chennai fightback in the last ten overs to keep Bangalore at 156/6
Sharjah, Sep 24 (IANS) Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli gave Royal Challengers Bangalore a rollicking start to reach 90 for no loss in first ten overs. But Shardul Thakur and Dwayne Bravo staged a comeback to restrict Bangalore to 156/6 in 20 overs in the UAE leg of IPL 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Sachin Pilot meets Rahul, Priyanka also joins in
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Congress' former Rajasthan unit chief Sachin Pilot on Friday met party leader Rahul Gandhi at his 12, Tughlak Road residence here, and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi also joined their deliberations, as per sources.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress appoints new Tripura party President, 5 Working Presidents
Agartala, Sep 24 (IANS) Amidst the hectic political activities by all the major parties in Tripura, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday appointed former Minister and seasoned politician Birajit Sinha as the party President in the northeastern state and chose five leaders as Working Presidents.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
'Mr Prime Minister, we're going to continue to build on our strong partnership'
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) US President Joe Biden said: "Mr Prime Minister, we're going to continue to build on our strong partnership", as he sat down with India's leader Narendra Modi in the Oval Office for their bilateral meeting on Friday.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Weeks after US Open triumph, Raducanu splits with coach
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Weeks after her US Open title triumph, British teen sensation Emma Raducanu has split from coach Andrew Richardson, with the 18-year-old insisting that she needs "a more experienced mentor" on the WTA Tour.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Chelsea-Man City, Arsenal-Spurs key games in Premier League this weekend
London, Sep 24 (IANS) There are two standout games in the Premier League this weekend as Chelsea entertain Manchester City in a repeat of last season's Champions League final, while Arsenal face Tottenham on Sunday in a North London derby between two teams in need.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Bengal government to develop four permanent helipads
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) Considering the recent natural calamities and the state government's problem to reach out to the affected areas, the state government has decided to develop four permanent helipads in South 24 parganas so that the administration can expedite the evacuation of people affected by natural disasters.
2021-09-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Self-proclaimed 'Elon fanboy' builds Tesla position worth over $4.6 bn
San Francisco, Sep 24 (IANS) A self-proclaimed Elon Musk 'fanboy' has managed to accumulate a Tesla position worth over $4 billion.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pressure will be on West Indies in T20 WC: Evin Lewis
Abu Dhabi, Sep 24 (IANS) West Indies explosive opener Evin Lewis says the Caribbean side will be under pressure at next month's T20 World Cup as they will seek to defend the title they claimed in India in 2016.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
SC seeks Centre's reply on plea claiming duty evasion on iron ore export
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre's reply on a PIL alleging export of iron ore in the form of pellets, a methodology adopted by some private firms to avoid export duty.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
All-rounder Garton to join Adelaide Strikers ahead of Big Bash League
Adelaide, Sep 24 (IANS) Big Bash League side Adelaide Strikers have signed all-rounder George Garton ahead of the eleventh edition of the league. Garton, who extended his stay at Surrey with a multi-year deal, is currently in the UAE for the IPL 2021 after being picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore as a replacement for Kane Richardson. Garton had received a call-up to England's squad for the ODI series against Sri Lanka but is yet to make his international debut.
2021-09-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Indian sisters in Aus win hearts, set record with rendition of 193 national anthems
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 24 (IANS) Two sisters from Kerala, Teresa, 21, and Agnes, 18, won the hearts of millions of people after they recited the national anthems of 193 countries on World Peace Day on September 21.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla honours Yediyurappa with best legislator award
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) Karnataka former Chief Minister and senior BJP leader B.S. Yediyurappa was honoured with the best legislator's award by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in the legislative assembly ahead of the joint session address on Friday.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Jayawardene to join Sri Lanka as consultant during T20 World Cup
Colombo, Sep 24 (IANS) Legendary cricketer Mahela Jayawardene has been appointed as the consultant of the Sri Lankan side for the first round of the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
T20 World Cup: Mahela Jayawardene to join Sri Lanka as a consultant
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene will join the team as a consultant for the first round of the men's T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman, said the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday. Jayawardene will join the Sri Lankan team immediately after the conclusion of IPL 2021, where he is currently the head coach of defending champions Mumbai Indians.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Monsoon withdrawal from northwest India further delayed: IMD
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The commencement of withdrawal of the South-West Monsoon from northwest India - already delayed by a week - is further delayed and may not happen before next weekend.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Australia beat India by 5 wickets in last-ball thriller
Mackay (Australia), Sep 24 (IANS) Australia mounted a brilliant chase of India's 274/7 and rode on an unbeaten century by opener Beth Mooney (125*) to win the second ODI by five wickets in a dramatic last-ball thriller.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Evergrande financial crisis: An analysis
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Evergrande, a real estate juggernaut in China, is heading into its darkest days as the company is facing its worst-ever liquidity crunch with debts soaring over $305 billion.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SC orders deletion of banner with PM's picture from official emails
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court has ordered removal a banner of the Union government with a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from its official e-mails.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Coal smuggling case: ED questions Bengal ADG Gyanwant Singh
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) A West Bengal IPS officer posted as ADG in the state Criminal Investigation Department, Gyanwant Singh was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in a multi-crore coal smuggling case at the agency's New Delhi office on Friday.
2021-09-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Maha women cops relieved, now given 8-hour work shifts
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Spelling cheers, the Maharashtra government has decided to slash the working hours for all women police personnel in the state from the current gruelling 12-hour long duties to a manageable 8-hour shift daily, top officials said on Friday.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
IPL 2021: Time running out for Mumbai Indians to qualify for play-offs
Abu Dhabi, Sep 24 (IANS) In IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians were a force to reckon with on their way to grabbing their fifth IPL title in the UAE. A year later, Rohit Sharma and Co find themselves on a tricky pitch. Mumbai were fourth on the points table of IPL 2021 when the season was halted in May due to the second wave of COVID-19 breaching through bio-bubbles. Their return to the UAE, a place with happy memories, was expected to elevate them higher on the table.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Modi, Biden to discuss Afghanistan, 'front and centre issues': US official
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) President Joe Biden is looking forward to his bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday and they will discuss Afghanistan and priority areas that India is "front and centre of", according to a senior administration official.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
MCG removes encroachments from Gurugram-Faridabad road
Gurugram, Sep 24 (IANS) An enforcement team of the Municipal Corporation Gurugram (MCG) took action against encroachments and illegal occupation of government land on the Gurugram-Faridabad road on Friday.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics