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UP govt to start distributing tablets, smartphones among youth by November-end: CM Yogi Adityanath

Attacking the Congress and the Samajwadi Party, Adityanath in Sultanpur said earlier governments had only one objective that is to “play with the faith of people and hinder the development of the country”.

UP govt to start distributing tablets, smartphones among youth by November-end: CM Yogi Adityanath

ICC T20 World Cup: All-round Australia edge out South Africa by 5 wickets

T20 World Cup: On a pitch where the ball came on to the bat late, Josh Hazlewood 2/19), Adam Zampa (2/21) and Michell Starc (2/33) did most of the damage, even as Aiden Markram battled his way to a 36-ball 40.

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Diesel price hits century in West Bengal

In Purulia and Alipurduar districts, official diesel prices per litre are Rs 99.99 and Rs 99.78 respectively while in Kolkata, the fuel costs Rs 99.08 a litre during the day, according to a price list provided by state-owned

The prices of diesel in Murshidabad and Birbhum districts are close to 99.50.

Entire world looking up to India in view of its vaccination drive success: PM Modi

The vaccine manufacturers noted that had the country been following old norms, there would have been a considerable delay and "we would not have been able to reach the vaccination level that we have attained till now," the st

The prime minister exhorted that the country needs to institutionalise the best practises learnt during the last one-and-a-half years, and said that this is an opportunity to modify our practises, in tune with the global standards. (ANI Image)

‘Omnipresent danger’ to stability of South Asia due to China’s ambitions: CDS General Bipin Rawat

China is making "huge" inroads in South Asia and in the Indian Ocean region to cement its position as an emerging global power, he said delivering the first Ravi Kant Singh Memorial Lecture here.

That country's dealings with Myanmar and Pakistan and its foray into Bangladesh are also not in India's interests, Gen Rawat said.

Centre asks states/UTs to increase coverage of second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

"So far, 71.24 crore first doses, covering 76 per cent of the eligible population, and 30.06 crore second doses, covering 32 per cent of the eligible population, have been administered the Covid vaccines," the health ministry

Industry demands leather park scheme to boost growth

"In order to meet the additional working capital requirements of the industry to meet their export commitments, additional credit with lower interest rates and flexible repayment options may be considered," he added.

To enhance exports, reinstatement of the Basic Customs Duty exemption on wet blue, crust and finished leathers was also requested by the chairman.

Sri Lanka seeks USD 500-million loan from India for fuel purchases amid forex crisis

Lanka IOC (LIOC), the subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation in Sri Lanka, had hiked the retail prices of both petrol and diesel by Rs 5 per litre. The new prices were effective from Thursday midnight in the wake of the rising

He said the Cabinet had already sanctioned USD 3.6-billion loan from Oman for fuel purchases.

COVID-19: Delhi records zero death, 40 new cases; positivity rate 0.07 pc

Four fatalities due to the infection have been recorded so far this month in Delhi -- on October 2, October 10, October 19 and October 22.

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Three killed, apple orchards suffer extensive damage as snowfall, rains hit life in Kashmir

The snowfall has caused extensive damage to apple orchards in some areas of the valley, especially in Shopian and Kulgam districts in south Kashmir where most of the horticulture produce was yet to be harvested.

The officials said light snowfall was been reported from some areas in Pulwama and Kulgam districts, while some areas in the plains, including summer capital Srinagar, received sleet.

DDA parks can now be booked for art and culture events: Urban body

Bookings can be made for 6-12 hours durations and rates will differ as per the area of the park. These details are available on the official DDA website, officials said.

"Indian citizens and agencies belonging to various categories will be eligible to book the parks for art and culture-oriented events in some of the designated parks of the DDA. The aim is to rejuvenate and enliven the green environment of the city," the official said. (Representative image)

Tamil drama ‘Koozhangal’ is India’s official entry for Oscars 2022

The movie follows an alcoholic abusive husband who, after his long-suffering wife runs off, sets out with his young son to find her and bring her back.

"Koozhangal" stars a host of newcomers and is produced by Vignesh Shivan and Nayanthara. Shivan shared the news of the film's selection on Twitter.

CISCE to conduct board exams in offline mode, announces revised date sheet

The council also released a revised date sheet according to which the ICSE exams for class 10 will begin from November 29 and for class 12 (ISC) from November 12.

"The CISCE has been in receipt of numerous mails from heads of schools, parents and students who had expressed their difficulties and apprehensions if first semester exam were to be conducted online," said Gerry Arathoon, Chief Executive, CISCE.

Delhi now close to winning battle against dengue: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Of the total number of dengue cases recorded in Delhi this year, 382 have been reported this month till October 16, which amount to nearly 52 per cent of the cumulative cases.

People of Delhi have decided, that they would only rest after driving away dengue from the city, he said.

ICICI Bank posts record high quarterly profit of Rs 5,511 crore

Net NPAs (bad loans) too fell to 0.99 per cent from 1 per cent. Net NPA has fallen to the lowest level since December 31, 2014, the bank said.

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ICC T20 World Cup 2021: If people try to dig up things that doesn’t exist, I won’t give fodder, says Kohli on quitting captaincy

"I have already explained myself a lot and I don't think I need to harp on that anymore," Kohli said when asked the reason to announce it before the T20 World Cup.

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Pakistan rejects reports of agreement with US to conduct air operations in Afghanistan

The Pakistan Opposition parties had also demanded the government to give an explanation on the reports that Pakistan had allowed the US military to use its airspace.

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ICC T20 World Cup 2021: We know Hardik’s value as batter at number six, Kohli says

Pandya underwent a lower back surgery in 2019 and since then has bowled occasionally, raising questions if he can be played as a pure batter in the premier event.

Kohli will step down from T20 captaincy after the World Cup and Raina said the talismanic batter deserves a befitting farewell from his teammates. (AP/File)

Singapore removes India, five other South Asian nations from travel restriction list

However, travellers from these countries will be subjected to the tightest of border measures, which involve a 10-day, stay-home notice period at a dedicated facility, it said.

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COVID-19 cases on the rise in China as Beijing, several provinces continue to report spike

Five persons who tested positive in Beijing had travelled to Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Shanxi Province from Oct. 12 to Oct. 15, and returned to Beijing on Oct. 16.

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Costliest fuel in India? Petrol crosses Rs 119 per litre in border districts of MP; diesel touches Rs 108

Ajay Singh, President, Bhopal's Petrol Pump Dealers Association said petrol pump owners in the border districts are suffering the most due to the high prices.

Petrol is cheaper by around Rs 10 and diesel by Rs 4 per litre in the neighbouring state of Chhattisgarh. (File)

ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Imran Khan shared his 1992 World Cup-triumph experience with us, says Babar

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja had a virtual meeting with the players and advised them to give their 100 percent in the tournament.

The Pakistani skipper was asked whether there was any message given by the prime minister ahead of their Super 12 game against India. (File)

IRB InvIT September quarter revenue at Rs 328 crore

The company said it declared distribution of Rs 128 crore to the unitholders translating into payout of Rs 2.20 per unit for the second quarter.


ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Playing IPL in UAE will hold India in good stead, says Raina ahead of Pakistan game

The Indian players are coming into the tournament after featuring in the second leg of the IPL, which was held in the UAE after COVID-19 forced the event out of India.

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Petrol price up Rs 36 a litre, diesel 26.58 in less than 18 months

Petrol in Delhi now costs Rs 107.24 a litre and diesel comes for Rs 95.97, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.

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Icra appoints Ramnath Krishnan as Managing Director and Group CEO

Krishnan succeeds N Sivaraman, who stepped down from the position of Managing Director and CEO on Friday, October 22, for personal reasons.

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