New Products Technology

Huawei Watch D to come with blood pressure monitoring feature

Shenzhen [China]: Huawei is soon going to launch a new smartwatch and it’s going to come with a pretty rare health feature. The tech giant has received certification for a wearable that will be able to monitor blood pressure. Leaksters found a promo image of the device dubbed Huawei Watch D and immediately posted it on Weibo. It is expected to release at the end of December, reported GSM Arena.The product is in its final stages of testing, and reportedly the accuracy rate is really good. The Watch D will be one of the few wearables to measure blood pressure, and it will also be unique in Huawei’s wearable portfolio with its design. All other watches of the company have either a circular face with two buttons or a rectangular touch screen with one fairly neat button on the right-hand side. The Watch D…

Views & Voices

New Galaxies Discovered: there could be more galaxies hidden behind cosmic dust, Is there any life?

KSHVID DESK with Inputs from Agencies. Two previously invisible galaxies that are 29 billion light-years away have been discovered by the astronomers at the University of Copenhagen’s Cosmic Dawn Center. This discovery has now suggested that up to one in five such distant galaxies remain hidden from our telescopes as it is covered up by cosmic dust. This new insight has changed the perception of the evolution of our universe since the Big Bang.The study has been published in the ‘Nature Journal’. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute have just discovered two previously invisible galaxies that are 29 billion light-years away from Earth. The two galaxies had been invisible to the optical lens of the Hubble Space Telescope, hidden behind a thick layer of cosmic dust that surrounded them. But with the help of the giant ALMA radio telescopes (Atacama Large…

Europe International

Covid-19 Restrictions : Protests rock Netherlands, Belgium, France

Amsterdam [Netherlands]: People continued to protest against COVID-19 curbs in parts of the Netherlands, France and Belgium. People continued to show up in numbers across European cities on Sunday, with the police deploying water cannons and tear gases to disperse crowds. More people have been arrested, reported DW News.Riots broke out in cities across the Netherlands, the third night in a row that police clashed with mobs of angry youths who set fires and threw rocks to protest COVID-19 restrictions. Protests continued in the Netherlands for the third day in a row with police issuing an emergency order in the eastern city of Enschede, near the German border, reported DW News. Protesters set off fireworks and vandalized properties in cities — Groningen and Leeuwarden in the north, Enschede in the east, and Tilburg in the south. 130 people have been arrested since the protests…

Football Sports

Jharkhand barred from participating in Santosh Trophy

New Delhi [India]: No team from Jharkhand will be able to compete in the Santosh Trophy and Women’s championship due to “internal conflict” within the management of the Jharkhand Football Association (JFA), the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said. In a letter to the state sports department and JFA, AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das alleged that the football governing body of India received two independent teams for both the competitions and the apex body of the state for football did not resolve the issue of multiple entrant requests.The letter accessed by ANI reads, “The AIFF received two independent teams for both the competitions, one recommended by the Chairman- Hony. Secretary while one recommended by the President- Jt. Secretary.” “Upon receiving four (4) lists in total from the JFA, the AIFF entered into resolution communication with the management of JFA immediately. “However, despite the AIFF’s…

Film Reviews Hollywood

VENOM 2 REVIEW-:LET THERE BE CARNAGE CUZ ITS BEEN BARREN ALL YEAR.

Reluctantly accepting his fate, Eddie Brock tries to co-exist with Venom. However, it’s a rocky relationship, to say the least. Brock also attempts to revive his career by interviewing Cletus Kasady, a serial killer who doesn’t trust anyone else. But things go wrong when Cletus also gets infected with a deadly and bloodthirsty symbiote. Brock must quickly find a way to work with Venom and deal with the Carnage brought on by Kasady. Although the plot is pretty straightforward for a comic-book flick, the banter between Brock and Venom is often the film’s most fascinating element. Brock is constantly trying to quench Venom’s thirst for, well, HUMANS! leading to some amusing exchanges – even if the humour doesn’t land always. Nevertheless, Tom Hardy’s performance with the CGI character carries the film through some rough patches. Like Hardy, Woody Harrelson fully embraces the film’s quirky,…

Cricket TOP NEWS UPDATES

T20 WC: New Zealand eliminate India with 8 wicket win

New Zealand reach semis with eight-wicket win. All hopes for the Indian cricket team were dashed thanks to a classy and controlled performance from New Zealand. Led by Williamson and supported by Conway, the black caps strolled to victory and to the semis as a fighting but poor Afghanistan team succumbed to a dismal defeat. New Zealand beat Afghanistan by eight wickets in their last Super 12 stage match of the ongoing T20 World Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Chasing a total of 125 runs, New Zealand lost both the openers in the first 10 overs but an unbeaten 68-run partnership between skipper Kane Williamson (40*) and Devon Conway (38*) guided New Zealand to victory and semi-final qualification. With this result, India and Afghanistan are both out of the race for the final four. However, the Virat Kohli-led side has…

Politics State's Latest

FIR lodged after man complains wife, in-laws celebrated Pakistan’s victory

Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : An FIR was lodged on the basis of a complaint by a man in Rampur against his wife and in-laws for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in the T20 World Cup match held on October 24, police said.“An FIR has been registered after a case of making fun of the Indian cricket team came to our notice on the basis of a complaint made by a man,” said Ankit Mittal, Superintendent of Police. Complainant Ishan Miya, resident of Azim Nagar of Rampur has alleged that his wife Rabia Shamsi and her family burst crackers and put up WhatsApp status celebrating Pakistan’s victory in the T20 World Cup match.The FIR has been filed in Ganj Police Station of Rampur district under Section 153-A of Indian Penal Code and Section 67 of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008.“The husband and…

Europe International

Italian President kicks off visit to Algeria to boost energy partnership

Algiers [Algeria], November 6 : Italian President Sergio Mattarella kicked off on Saturday a two-day visit to Algeria at the invitation of Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, aiming to boost bilateral cooperation, notably in the economic field.Upon his arrival at Algiers International Airport, Mattarella was welcomed by Tebboune and a number of high-ranking officials. The visit provides an opportunity for the two countries to discuss political and economic issues of common interest, as part of the strategic relations between Italy and Algeria.In the energy sector, Algeria supplies 40 per cent of Italian natural gas demand via the 1,200-km-long gas pipeline linking the two countries.Bilateral trade in the first half of 2021 hit 5.9 billion US dollars, of which 4.2 billion dollars came from Algerian exports to Italy, according to the official figures.As many as 384 Italian companies are investing in Algeria in different fields, including…

Cricket

T20 WC: End of a generation, says Pollard

Abu Dhabi [UAE] : West Undies captain Kieron Pollard said it’s the end of a generation after the Caribbean team was defeated by Australia in their final Super 12 match of the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Saturday.Half-centuries for David Warner and Mitchell Marsh, and four wickets for Josh Hazlewood made it four wins in five matches for Australia in Group 1. Warner made 89* off 54 while Marsh supported him with 53 off 32 as they chased down the target of 158 with eight wickets and 22 balls to spare. For West Indies, it was an emotional end to their title defence. The two-time champions showed glimpses of their era-defining T20 batting as they bid farewell to Dwayne Bravo and potentially Chris Gayle. However, they finished their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 campaign with…

City News Delhi

Delhi govt orders probe into Green Park incident

New Delhi [India] : The Delhi government on Saturday ordered a probe into the collapse of a portion of multilevel parking in Green Park and directed the authorities to submit a report in 15 days.Addressing a press conference, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “Within one year, the parking lot collapsed. God’s grace that there were no people there at that time, otherwise there could have been a big accident, but the vehicles were damaged.” “The BJP-run municipal corporations keep claiming they have no funds, but when they have money, they use it like this. They spend it on corruption. To build this parking facility, the BJP collected big amounts of money from nearby shopkeepers in the name of conversion charges,” Sisodia alleged.He added that the Delhi government has taken the matter very seriously and ordered an inquiry.” I have directed the Director Local…

Corona Updates

UP CM holds high-level meeting on COVID vaccination

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : In a high-level meeting held on Saturday, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath released detailed guidelines on COVID-19 vaccination, the spread of Zika virus in the state and other issues in the state.Instructing the officials regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, the Chief Minister said “a target should be set to vaccinate up to 25-30 lakh people on daily basis in the next two months.” He asked the state’s Additional Chief Secretary of Health to speed up the COVID-19 vaccination process by holding a meeting with all the CMOs of the state. “The action on vaccination has to be accelerated,” the Chief Minister said.Speaking further, Adityanath noted that due to the correct implementation of the policy of “tracing, testing, treatment and vaccination”, there is effective control on COVID-19 infection in the state.“In the last 24 hours, 72 thousand 969 samples were…

Hollywood TOP NEWS UPDATES

MARVELS ETERNALS: AMBITIOUS, UNIQUE & BORING

The Eternals, a race of immortal beings with superhuman powers who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years, reunite to battle the evil Deviants. The Chloe Zhao directed MCU flick is a lengthy epic that is all about the creation of life , humanity, the progress and conflicts and the eventual destruction of it all for the inevitable creation of something new and thus the cycle shall repeats. The Eternals has a lot of ambition and unique stories to tell, which leads to Zhao using exposition whenever possible including an opening crawl that gives you further insight into the world. We follow the Eternals from Mesopotamia and before to modern day as we see their impacts throughout history and how they shaped human existence and advancement throughout. The first half of the film is spent hopping from one timeline to another, with…

Cricket

India openers register fastest team fifty of T20 WC 2021

Dubai [UAE] : Team India on Friday registered the fastest team fifty of the ongoing ICC men’s T20 World Cup.The Men in Blue achieved the feat against Scotland in the Group 2 match of Super 12 stage of the ongoing ICC men’s T20 World Cup here at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Chasing 86, India reached the 50 run mark in just four overs and registered an eight wickets win.India needed to chase the target in 7.1 overs to better their net-run rate from Afghanistan but the Virat Kohli-led side did the needful in 6.3 overs. Rahul and Rohit kept smashing boundaries as India raced to 70 in the five overs.However, Bradley Wheal removed Rohit on 30 but India kept inching closer to a thumping win.In the end, India chased down the target in just 6.3 overs, minutes after losing the wicket of Rahul.Earlier, put…

City News Just In

Telangana govt should reduce VAT on fuel after Centre’s excise duty cut: Cong’s V Hanumantha Rao

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] : Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao on Friday demanded that the Telangana government should reduce the value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel after the Central government reduced the excise duty on fuel.While speaking to reporters here today, Rao said, “Ahead of Diwali, the Centre reduced excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 5 and Rs 10, respectively. The state government should also follow suit and reduce the VAT on these products.” “People are worried as the fuel prices have skyrocketed, resulting to increase in other essential products like vegetables etc. So the state government should also reduce the VAT on fuel. The Centre should include petrol and diesel under the purview of GST,” added Rao.His remarks came after the Finance Ministry on Wednesday announced a Rs 5 per litre cut in excise duty on petrol and a Rs 10…

Business

Antariksh Group bags Indian Excellence Award in developing Logistics Parks

New Delhi (India) : Another award was presented to the Antariksh Group, a leading brand in Logistics Parks at the Indian Excellence Awards 2021 function organized by Abhigyane Foundation in New Delhi.CA L. V. Rathi and Bhagwanji N Patel, the founders of the Antariksh Group, were presented with the award for their contribution in the industry of Logistics Parks. Antariksh Group has touched new heights in almost a decade, the group has grown rapidly in the MMR region of Maharashtra, which has provided more employment to the people of small villages as well as many multinational companies in their Logistic and supply services.In Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, as there is no place to live for the people, then there are usually many problems for the Logistic storage places there. Antariksh Group has developed suitable sites in the Thane district adjoining Mumbai…

International Middle East

Iran says reserves of 60% enriched uranium hit 25 kg

Tehran [Iran] : The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said Iran’s reserves of 60-percent enriched uranium have reached 25 kg, Tasnim News Agency reported Friday.“Iran is among the few countries that are able to produce it (60-per cent enriched uranium),” AEOI’s spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi was quoted as saying. Iran’s “stockpile of 20-per cent enriched uranium has surpassed 210 kg,” he added.According to a law passed by the Iranian parliament in December 2020, the AEOI was required to produce at least 120 kg of 20-per cent enriched uranium by the end of 2021.Under the 2015 Iranian nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran was obliged to limit its uranium enrichment to a 3.67-per cent purity and to stockpile no more than 300 kg of the material.Iranian authorities have said the boost in uranium enrichment, along with other measures…

Politics State's Latest

Modi govt promoting agricultural start-ups for youth

New Delhi [India] : Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Friday said that concerted and technology-based effort has been made to promote the agriculture sector for young start-ups in Jammu and Kashmir for the first time in the last few years under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Singh accused the earlier governments of deliberately discouraging start-ups in Jammu and Kashmir, including in the Kashmir valley, so that “the youth could remain perpetually dependent on salaried government jobs and continue hanging around the political masters of the day.” As a result, the region’s immense potential for entrepreneurship and self-livelihood remained unexplored, he said, according to a release by the Ministry of Science & Technology.Addressing an interactive meet of Agricultural Start-Ups and farmers, organised jointly by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (SKUAST), the minister said,…

Corona Updates

Delhi cabinet approves Rs 1,544 cr for health facilities to combat COVID-19

New Delhi [India] : The Delhi Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday approved Rs 1,544 crores for health facilities to combat COVID-19.As per the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), the Cabinet also approved the proposal for the induction of 190 AC low-floor buses into Delhi’s transport system. According to Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gaglot, the buses will have CCTV cameras, GPS, panic buttons and will be differently-abled friendly. 

TOP NEWS UPDATES

Centre should release GST compensation so that state govts can reduce VAT on fuel: Sharad Pawar

Pune (Maharashtra) [India] : After the Central government reduced the excise duty on petrol and diesel, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday demanded the release of GST compensation to the states so that state governments can reduce value-added tax (VAT) on fuel.Speaking to reporters here today, Pawar said, “If the Centre disburses the GST compensation to all the states, then it is possible for the state governments to reduce the VAT on petrol and diesel and implement other welfare schemes.” Pawar’s remarks came after the Finance Ministry on Wednesday announced a Rs 5 per litre cut in excise duty on petrol and a Rs 10 per litre cut in excise duty on diesel. Amid record-high fuel prices, this is the first cut in central excise duties in over three years.The NCP chief also confirmed that Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar’s driver and other staff…

Hollywood TOP NEWS UPDATES

BEFORE ETERNALS HITS THEATRES LETS REVIEW MARVEL PHASE 4!

A look at all live action the films and MCU shows before Eternals hits theatres on November 5 (except what-if). SPIDERMAN FAR FROM HOME The sequel follows Peter’s life after the events of Endgame. Grief stricken by the death of Tony Stark and the whole Avenger’s experience Peter decides to go on a class trip, a big European trip. It must be a pretty rich high school. The film also shows the aftermath of Endgame, people who passed away in the Thanos snap have returned and the world seems to be dealing with this limbo like situation slowly coming to terms with it. Now the centre piece of this story is a love story between Peter and MJ. Peter seems to have been developing some affection towards MJ. God knows why! It’s not like they had great chemistry in Homecoming or something, their conversations…

Cricket

T20 WC: Dhoni, Kohli and Shastri discuss strategy ahead of must-win game against Afghanistan

Dubai [UAE] : Team India skipper Virat Kohli, chief coach Ravi Shastri and mentor MS Dhoni were seen discussing strategies at the end of Tuesday’s optional training session at the ICC Academy in Dubai. This was followed by another round of discussion between Kohli and Dhoni before the team wrapped up the session.Interestingly, it was Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav who were earlier engaged in a long chat after their training session while Dhoni was busy chatting with Shastri as they watched the batsmen fine-tune their skills at the nets. Skipper Virat Kohli and deputy Rohit Sharma were the first to hit the nets as the frontline pacers like Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami gave the session a miss to recover for the game on Wednesday. Another good news was the presence of batsman Suryakumar Yadav.Having missed the crucial game against New Zealand on Sunday…

Games Sports

Neeraj, Mithali, Chhetri among 12 to receive Khel Ratna on November 13

New Delhi [India] : Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports announced the National Sports Awards 2021 on Tuesday. The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan on November 13.Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award will be given to 12 sportspersons including Neeraj Chopra (Athletics), Ravi Kumar (Wrestling), Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing), Sreejesh P.R (Hockey), Avani Lekhara (Para Shooting), Sumit Antil (Para Athletics), Pramod Bhagat (Para Badminton), Krishna Nagar (Para Badminton), Manish Narwal (Para Shooting), Mithali Raj (Cricket), Sunil Chhetri (Football), and Manpreet Singh (Hockey). All men’s Hockey India team who has won the historic bronze medal in Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been awarded Arjun Award with the exceptions of PR Sreejesh and Manpreet Singh.The full list of athletes who will receive the Arjuna Award are Arpinder Singh, SimranjitKaur, Shikhar Dhawan,…

Business

JSPL Q2 results: Consolidated net profit grows three-fold to Rs 2,584 cr

New Delhi [India] : Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) saw its consolidated net profit grow almost three-fold on annual basis to Rs 2,584.22 crore during the second quarter ended September 30, 2021.According to a statement issued by the Indian steelmaker, JSPL reported a standalone profit after tax (PAT) of Rs 2,711 crore. The consolidated net debt was reduced to Rs 11,164 crore in the second quarter of the financial year FY22 from Rs 15,227 crore in June 2021.As per the company statement, notwithstanding sluggish domestic demand due to ongoing monsoons in the country, JSPL reported robust growth in sales and production in Q2FY22.JSPL further stated that its sales volume surged 32 per cent quarter on quarter (QOQ) and 10 per cent year-over-year (YOY) to hit a record of 2.13 million tonnes during the quarter. Q2FY22 also marked the first time JSPL steel sales…

South Asian Countries

Nepal PM thanked PM Modi for providing COVID-19 vaccines in a timely manner: Shringla

Glasgow [UK] : Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing the Covid-19 vaccines in a timely manner to Nepal, during their first meeting on the sidelines of the COP26, said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Tuesday.While addressing a special briefing on Prime Minister Modi’s Glasgow visit, Shringla informed that the Nepali PM also thanked PM Modi for assistance that India had provided Nepal in post-earthquake relief for the construction houses, schools and several cultural sites. “The Prime Minister of Nepal started by thanking PM for the assistance that India had provided Nepal in post-earthquake relief — the construction of 50,000 houses in the Gorkha district. A number of schools and hospitals and a number of cultural sites were restored, which were badly affected by the earthquake. He also spoke about the cross border oil pipeline which connects…

National News Politics

Amit Shah rolls out pan-India ‘Ayushman Bharat’

New Delhi [India] : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday rolled out the ‘Ayushman Bharat CAPF’ healthcare scheme on a pan-India basis for the personnel of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) in all states in a phased manner.He handed over the ‘Ayushmaan card’ to a jawan of CAPF and also handed over ‘Ayushmaan CAPF’ Scheme health cards to the Director-General, NSG for distribution to NSG personnel on the occasion of ‘Dhanvantri Pooja’, which is celebrated in the honour of ‘The God of Medicine. ‘The process of distribution of health cards across CAPFs, which began today is slated to be completed by December this year and about 35 lakh cards will be distributed.In his remarks, the Home Minister said that the Modi government has always given priority to the CAPFs.The Home Minister said, “you protect the country without any worry, the Modi government will…

Corona Updates

India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 107 cr

New Delhi [India] : India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 107 crore (107,25,41,626) as per provisional reports till 7 pm on Tuesday, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.More than 37 lakh (37,38,574) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm today. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s data, India has administered a cumulative 73,61,08,324 first vaccine doses while 33,64,33,302 second doses.

Politics State's Latest

West Bengal govt intimidating BJP leaders to join TMC

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India] : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Tuesday accused the TMC-led West Bengal government of intimidating its leaders to make them join the TMC.Vijayvargiya said, “Many cases are being filed against BJP leaders in West Bengal. There are almost 120 fake cases on BJP MP Arjun Singh, there are 20 cases against me too. Now how can anyone survive when the government starts killing the opposition like this? “Those who are joining TMC in Bengal are forced to join,” he added.Vijayvargiya, who was also in charge of BJP during 2021 assembly polls in West Bengal said that the question of winning and losing arises where elections are held in a free and fair manner, not in a place where “police, goons and political parties work in nexus for booth capturing.”“Victory and loose comes in when elections…

Cricket

Netherlands’ Robine Rijke allowed to resume bowling in international cricket

Dubai [UAE] : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced that following remedial work and re-assessment, the bowling action of Netherlands bowler Robine Rijke has been found to be legal, and she can resume bowling in international cricket.Rijke was suspended from bowling after being reported during the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2018, which was held in the Netherlands. “An Expert Panel studied video footage of Rijke’s remodelled bowling action, and concluded that the amount of elbow extension was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations,” ICC said in a statement.ICC also said Match Officials may still report Rijke’s bowling action if they believe she is displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal action from the reassessment.“To assist the Match Officials, they will be provided with the report and video footage of the bowler’s…

Business

Founder of Northeast India’s AVENUES felicitated with AsiaOne’s Asian Youth Empowerment Leader Award

Dubai (UAE) : In recognition of over two decades of Serial Entrepreneurship and Youth Empowerment Leadership, Founder and CEO of Meghalaya-based AVENUES, Mark Laitflang Stone, was felicitated with the inaugural edition of AsiaOne’s Asian Youth Empowerment Leader Award 2O2O-21 at the 15th Edition Asia-Africa Business and Social Forum: Awards & Business Summit, which was held on 26th October 2021 at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai.In an effort to promote mutual welfare and facilitate fresher avenues of economic cooperation, networking and investment opportunities in Asia, the Middle East and Africa on a global platform, the one-day mega summit was joined by esteemed dignitaries, which included ambassadors from 8 countries, international business and social leaders such as Dr. Aman Puri – Consul General of the Republic of India in Dubai, Malraj de Silva – Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi, Amal Alblooshi – Director, National…

TOP NEWS UPDATES

PM Modi meets UNGA President Abdulla Shahid on sidelines of COP26

Glasgow [UK] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met United Nations General Assembly’s President Abdulla Shahid on the sidelines of COP26 Summit.“Always good to meet with Indian Prime Minister @narendramodi. #COP26 World Leaders Summit. #Deliver4Climate #PresidencyOfHope,” Shahid tweeted. Prime Minister Modi, who arrived in Glasgow on Sunday for COP26 Summit, met several leaders on the sidelines of the Summit.Prime Minister Modi met with members of the Indian community in Glasgow on Monday to strengthen people-to-people bonds ahead of his participation in the 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP26).“Strengthening our people-to-people bonds. Indian community members and Indologists gather in Glasgow to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a tweet.At COP26, the world leaders are expected to work to achieve the completion of Paris Agreement implementation guidelines; the mobilisation of climate finance; actions to strengthen climate…

Politics State's Latest

WB: Cracker ban order set aside

New Delhi [India] : The Supreme Court has set aside the Calcutta High Court order putting a blanket ban on the sale, purchase and use of all kinds of firecrackers in the state during Kali Puja, Diwali celebrations and some other festivities this year to check air pollution amid the COVID-19 pandemic.A special Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Ajay Rastogi remarked that the top court has already passed an order regulating the use of firecrackers which use polluting materials. It said, “There cannot be a complete ban on firecrackers. Strengthen mechanism to supervise and implement (Supreme Court’s earlier order).”The Bench said its order will be applicable to all states uniformly and West Bengal cannot be an exception.The apex court termed the High Court order as an “extreme order”, said it has taken a consistent view on the matter and restated its October 29,…

Corona Updates

India administered first COVID19 vaccine dose to 78% eligible population: Mansukh Mandaviya

New Delhi [India] : In another milestone, 78 per cent of India’s eligible population has been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine while 38 per cent have received both shots, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Monday.Talking to Twitter, the Minister said: “An extraordinary feat of an extraordinary nation! India has administered 1st #COVID19 vaccine dose to 78 pc of the eligible population and 2nd dose to 35 pc of the eligible people. Congratulations to all as we rapidly progress on our path to defeat the virus!” tweeted Mandaviya. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s data, 106.31 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.Meanwhile, 12,514 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate is currently at 98.20 per cent.

National News Politics

AAP protest over pending salaries

New Delhi [India] : Councillors of the Aam Aadmi Party held a protest on Monday at the Municipal Corporation of Delhi headquarters regarding the non-payment of salaries to MCD employees.Vikas Goel, Leader of Opposition in North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) said, “BJP is ruling MCD for the past 15 years and they are exploiting workers for the last 15 years. They are making false promises. In 2018, sanitisation workers protested and after that their State president and MPs came to them and made them drink juice and said they will agree to their demands. They had said that they will get bonuses, salaries on time but nothing happened till now.” “Last year, also a protest took place where their mayor promised that arrears will be given to them, salaries will be given on time but nothing happened. This time, they (BJP) have crossed all…

TOP NEWS UPDATES

PM Modi meets Naftali Bennett on sidelines of COP26

Glasgow [UK] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Naftali Bennett had their first in-person meet on Monday since the latter took office, on the sidelines of the ongoing COP26 Summit.Taking to Twitter, Bennett shared a small clip of two leaders engaged in conversation at the summit venue. In the clip, PM Modi is seen with an arm around Bennett engaging him in a conversation.Bennett, who took office as Israeli PM in June, captioned the video: “It was truly great to finally meet you.’In August, Narendra Modi spoke on phone August with Bennett.The leaders had expressed satisfaction over the remarkable growth in the bilateral relationship in recent years. Prime Minister Modi also emphasised that India greatly values its robust cooperation with Israel in areas like agriculture, water, defence and security, and cyber-security.During External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s first visit to Israel, PM…

International World Updates

Dinesh Patnaik appointed as next Ambassador of India to Spain

New Delhi [India] : Dinesh K Patnaik has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Spain on Monday, informed the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a release.Patnaik is a 1990 batch Indian Foreign Services (IFS) officer and is presently Director-General of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). He is expected to take up the assignment shortly, added the release.

TOP NEWS UPDATES

Blast in Assam’s border district with Mizoram; Mizo jawan arrested

Hailakandi (Assam) [India] : After a “high explosive” blast was reported near the Baicherra border output (BOP) in Assam’s Hailakandi district, early on Saturday, tension erupted along the Assam-Mizoram border.As per Hailakandi district Superintendent of Police (SP) Gaurav Upadhyay, a Mizo Indian Reserve Battalion (IRBn) personnel was arrested by Assam police, after the clash in the district. “Yesterday morning at 1.45 am, it was reported that there was a high explosive blast using detonating cord near Baicherra BOP under Ramnathpur PS, done by some Mizo miscreants,” the SP said.He informed that on preliminary investigation, it seemed that some “Mizo miscreants and others entered and carried out this blast using high explosives in the close vicinity of Assam Police outpost.”“During the investigation, one Mizo person named Laldintwanga, aged 23 years, resident of Bhairabi, Kolasib district who was found suspiciously moving near the site was apprehended,”…

City News Delhi

Delhi: Nursing assistant dies after being hit by truck in Okhla

New Delhi [India] : A 37-year-old nursing assistant died after he was hit by a truck near crown plaza Hotel in Delhi’s Okhla.The truck was coming from the Sarita Vihar underpass and going towards Tara Apartment. The Police Control Room (PCR) call was received at PS Okhla regarding an accident near crown Plaza hotel on Saturday, informed Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) South East, Esha Pandey.As per the police statement, the staff reached the spot and found a person was lying in a pool of blood.The Centralised Accident and Trauma Services (CAT) ambulance also arrived at the spot immediately after the incident and declared the persons dead on the spot, it added.The deceased was identified as Jijo P Paul, a resident of Mahavir Enclave Palam Colony Village Palam in New Delhi who originally hails from Kerala, the DCP informed.“He was working as Nursing Assistant…

International Middle East

Saudi Arabia’s oil company Aramco’s net income rises to USD 30.4bn in 3rd quarter 2021

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia] : The world’s largest oil company, Saudi Arabia’s Aramco announced on Sunday that its net income in the third quarter 2021 increased to $30.4 billion, which is 158% more than in the same period 2020.“The increase in net income was primarily the result of higher crude oil prices and volumes sold and stronger refining and chemicals margins in Q3, which were underpinned by rebounding global energy demand and increased economic activity in key markets,” Aramco stated. The company also said that free cash flow rose to $28.7 billion in the third quarter 2021. Aramco declared a dividend of $18.8 billion to be paid to its shareholders. 

Corona Updates

Delhi reports 45 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs

New Delhi [India] : Delhi reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours and no death occurred for the 9th consecutive day.According to Delhi Health Bulletin on Sunday, as many as 25,091 people have succumbed to the virus so far in the national capital. The total count of coronavirus cases in the city has gone up to 14,39,870 and the active caseload in the city stands at 348. The case fatality rate in the national capital is 1.74 per cent. The positivity rate is 0.08 per cent.With 46 more persons recovered in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries in the city has gone up to 14,14,431, the bulletin said.As many as 2,94,27,753 COVID-19 tests have been conducted so far in Delhi including 46,468 RT-PCR tests and 10,283 rapid antigen tests conducted in the last 24 hours.As many as…

South Asian Countries

35 IS terrorists surrendered to Taliban in eastern Nangarhar province

Jalalabad [Afghanistan] : As many as 35 terrorists affiliated with Islamic State (IS) surrendered to Taliban-led authorities in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province Sunday, an Afghan intelligence official said.Head of intelligence agency in the province Bashir Khan said the former IS terrorists gave themselves up to the authorities in the provincial capital Jalalabad city, Xinhua reported. They have previously been active in Kot and Spinghar districts.According to the official, 149 terrorists affiliated with the Islamic State group locally known as Daesh have earlier surrendered to the authorities in Nangarhar.The hardliner IS outfit, which has been vying with the Taliban-led Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan, has not made any comment on the report. 

City News Mumbai

Maharashtra man sentenced to 7 years imprisonment in FICN case

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai on Saturday convicted and sentenced one accused in Bhivandi, Maharashtra under Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) case.The NIA Special Court on Saturday convicted the accused named Rohit Kumar Nagendra Singh for the offence under sections 120-B, 489 (B) and 489 (C) of IPC and sentenced him to 7 years of Rigorous Imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1000, under FICN case (03/2018/NIA/MUM), after the accused pleaded guilty before the court. “NIA Special Court, Mumbai pronounced judgement in 03/2018/NIA/MUM pertaining to recovery of FICN having face value of Rs 4,78,000 from five accused namely Rehan Abbas Shaikh, Shafahad Mukhtar Ansari, Anees Iklak Shaikh, Kishor Namdeo Fular and Rohit Kumar Nagendra Singh, all residents of Bandra (East), Mumbai,” NIA said.The case was originally registered as FIR Number 357/2018 dated October 11, 2018, at…

Business

NGO MDV distributes Ghee-Free Sweets & Vegan Ghee on this World Vegan Day

New Delhi [India] : This Diwali, International NGO Million Dollar Vegan (MDV) is celebrating the time of festivities and the World Vegan Day by distributing vegan ghee and ghee-free sweets.To spread awareness about veganism and its benefit to the human lifestyle, MDV will distribute jars of Vegan Ghee along with Ghee-Free sweets to educate people about the importance of being vegan. Many known personalities like Bryan Adams, Evanna Lynch, Joanna Lumley, Sunny Leone, Shilpa Shetty, Genelia Deshmukh, Mallika Sherawat and several others across the globe have supported MDV in their endeavour to educate people about the urgency to eat a plant-based diet by distributing vegan meals.Campaign supporter and actress Sunny Leone says, “I have lived in Mumbai, India for 10 years now and nothing makes me happier than bringing a smile and a warm meal to the children, women and men in this city.…

South Asian Countries

China to join digital economy partnership agreement: Xi Jinping

Beijing [China] : China has decided to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement, President Xi Jinping said on Saturday.“China attaches great importance to international cooperation in the field of the digital economy and has decided to apply to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement,” Xi told the 16th G20 summit via video link, as quoted by the CCTV. China is ready to work with all parties for the healthy and orderly development of digital economy, the president added.

City News Just In

Indian Army officer, soldier killed in blast in J-K’s Rajouri

Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: An officer and a soldier of the Indian Army lost their lives in a mysterious blast on Saturday that took place in the Naushera sector of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army said.According to updates both the Army personnel were critically injured in the explosion near a forward post along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of the union territory. The area has been cordoned off.Earlier on October 11, five army personnel including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) were killed in anti-terrorist operations in the DKG area of Rajouri adjoining the Poonch sector. 

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Delhi: Carriageway of road leading to Haryana opened

New Delhi [India]: Delhi Police on Saturday reopened the carriageway of the road leading to Haryana, at the farmers’ protest site in Tikri.DCP Parvinder Singh said, “There are still some temporary structures on the road. As per farmers’ request, only 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers and emergency vehicles will ply on this road.” Earlier today, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana had said, “General public who travel on regular basis was facing a lot of problem due to this, so we decided to open the borders for the sake of their convenience.”Earlier, Delhi police have started removing barricades and cemented blocks put up at the Gazipur and Tikri borders after the blockage of almost 11 months due to the farmers’ agitation against Central farm laws.On Thursday, police started the process of removing barricades placed at the Tikri border allowing traffic movement from New Delhi to Haryana. This initiative…

Football Sports TOP NEWS UPDATES

ARSENAL TRIUMPH AT THE KING POWER

In a match that promised a lot, it certainly delivered. Arsenal began in a tidy manner, pressing, passing forward, moving through and vehemently pushing to draw first blood. Which they certainly did , Gabriel delivered a goal from a corner, connecting from a Saka corner and putting the Gunners in front. Leicester looked like they were half asleep, boring backward passes, sideways and backwards, letting the Gunners run around with ample time to showcase their own brilliance which eventually led to another goal from Emile Smith Rowe, a James Maddison mispass which eventually led to Arsenal on a break and a clinical finish. Brendan Rodgers made some half time changes bringing on Barnes and Daka, which did threaten the Arsenal goal but Ramsdale delivered another great performance to hinder any Leicester advances. Mikel Arteta will be happy with the brilliant performance overall even though…

International US News

US federal reserve’s main inflation gauge hits 30-Year High in September: Commerce Department

Washington [US] : The US Federal Reserve’s annual inflation gauge hit a 30-year high in September, Commerce Department data showed on Friday, keeping the pressure up on the central bank’s policy makers as well as the Biden administration in reigning in surging costs.The Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index expanded by 4.4% from September 2020. That was the highest annual growth for a month in PCE’s core reading since 1991. The core PCE index, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, remained unchanged at 3.6% year-on-year in September. The Fed tends to pay closer attention to the core PCE index when deciding on monetary policy, though the growth there was also the highest in 30 years.The Commerce Department said consumer spending, which accounted for 70% of all US economic activity, grew by a dormant 0.6% as well in September.The US economy shrank by 3.5% for…

Politics State's Latest

Delhi HC to resume physical hearings

New Delhi [India] : Delhi High Court on Friday decided complete resumption of physical courts hearing from November 22, while continuing to give an option to parties to request for video conferencing mode.“It is ordered that there shall be a complete resumption of physical Courts effecting from November 22, while permitting video conferencing hearing where a request to such effect is made by any of the parties or their counsel,” said an office order issued by Registrar General Manoj Jain. The office order said the Delhi High Court has been pleased to order that the existing mechanism of hearings in this Court shall continue till November 18 and there shall be a complete resumption of physical courts in District courts from November 22.It also said that the existing mechanism of hearing of matters in the district courts complex shall continue till November 20, added…

Politics State's Latest

New Delhi to Patna Express

New Delhi [India] : In order to provide convenience to the rail passengers and reduce rush during festive seasons, the Indian Railways is going to introduce a special train 01684/01683 Anand Vihar Terminal-Patna-Anand Vihar Terminal Gati Shakti Superfast Special train having a composition of 20 new 3 AC Economy coaches.Train No. 01684 Anand Vihar Terminal-Patna Junction Gati Shakti Superfast Special train will depart from Anand Vihar Terminal at 11.10 pm on October 29, October 31, November 2, November 5, November 7 to arrive at Patna Junction at 03.45 pm the next day, said the Ministry of Railways in a statement. In the return direction, Train No. 01683 Patna Junction- Anand Vihar Terminal Gati Shakti Superfast Special train will depart from Patna Junction at 05.45 pm on October 30, November 1, November 3, November 6 and November 8 to arrive at Anand Vihar Terminal at…

South Asian Countries

Pak govt negotiating with detained TLP leader to end protest

Islamabad [Pakistan] : As thousands of protestors march towards Islamabad raising the security threat in the country, the Pakistan government said it is negotiating with the detained leader of a radical Islamist party, responsible for the protest, to end the rally.Briefing the media after a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) convened by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said the government wanted to “amicably” resolve the matter of the protest march, which has disrupted life in several Punjab cities for two weeks, Dawn reported. Meanwhile, members of proscribed Tehreek-i- Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) resumed their march from Gujranwala on Friday.Participants of the protest march spent the night near the General Bus Stand on the Grand Trunk Road and resumed their rally in the morning, despite Interior Minister’s Thursday night warning to the TLP to call off its march or face…

National News Politics

India to achieve Rs 3500 crore exports in defence

New Delhi [India] : India will soon achieve the target of Rs 3500 crore exports in the aerospace and defence sector, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday.Singh was speaking on “Delivering Democracy; Two Decades of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Head of Government”, organised by the Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini at India International Centre. “In politics of independent India, Narendra Modi has done great work. He accepted this crisis of credibility as a challenge and overcame it. You might have felt that in independent India, the biggest challenge before politics and politicians has been a crisis of credibility. Due to the difference between words and deeds of politicians, people’s trust in them lessened gradually,” he said.“We were the biggest importer in the world in terms of Defence equipment. We are now among the top 25 exporters…

City News Delhi

Delhi Police make security arrangements ahead of Diwali

New Delhi [India] : Delhi Police has started making security arrangements in the national capital to avoid any kind of mishappening at the time of the Diwali festival.Speaking to ANI, Delhi Police Commissioner, Rakesh Asthana said, “People are now coming out at the time of Diwali festival because there were many restrictions for a long time due to COVID-19 pandemic. So it is necessary to take security measures.” In order to avoid any kind of mishappening during Diwali, the Police Commissioner said, “Anti Terror Major has been deployed. Markets are being checked at the public place, checking the vehicles, hotel lodges, cyber cafes, etc.”He also said that the orders have been issued to increase the patrolling during peak hours.“Specific actions are also being taken to prevent terrorist attacks or other accidents which also involves anti-social elements,” he added.

City News Just In

President Kovind inaugurates housing scheme for EWS

New Delhi [India] : President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday inaugurated a housing scheme project for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana at Gujarat’s Bhavnagar.“President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated a housing scheme project for Economically Weaker Section under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban at Bhavnagar, Gujarat and handed over the keys to some beneficiaries,” the official account of Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted. The President had also visited Shree Chitrakutdham Ashram in Gujarat today.President is on a three-day visit to Gujarat ending on October 30.

Corona Updates

SC says ‘it will wait for WHO’s response over Covaxin recognition’

New Delhi [India] : The Supreme Court on Friday said that “it will wait for the response of the World Health Organisation (WHO) over Covaxin recognition.” and cannot simply direct the Centre to revaccinate people with Covishield who are fully vaccinated with Covaxin against COVID-19.A Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and BV Nagarathna said it cannot play with the lives of people by directing the Centre to permit people to voluntarily get vaccinated with Covishield vaccine even if they have been fully vaccinated with Covaxin. The top court said that it does not have any data of what will be effect on people and it cannot simply direct the Centre to re-vaccinate people with Covishield.“We cannot play with the lives of people by directing Centre to revaccinate. We don’t have any data with us. We have read in newspapers that Bharat Biotech has filed…

Business Economy

Increasing demands for minerals led to resurgence of exploring marine resources: Muraleedharan

New Delhi [India] : Minister of State for External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan on Friday said that the depleting land resources coupled with the ever-increasing demands for metals and minerals have led to the resurgence of global interest in exploring marine mineral resources.Addressing the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Conference on Future of Natural Resources virtually, the MoS said that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), increasing population and transition to green technologies are bound to increase the demands for metals. Metals such as nickle and cobalt play a crucial role in promoting renewable energy technologies needed to curtail global warming and the environment and the social cause often linked to existing terrestrial mining practices. “Gas hydrate deficits may contain roughly twice the carbon contained in all reserves of coal, oil and conventional natural gas combined making them a potentially valuable energy resource. Hence the development of…

International World Updates

France is indispensable to peace and stability in Indo-Pacific: Jaishankar

New Delhi [India] : Terming France as a “premier partner for India” in Indo Pacific region, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said New Delhi sees Paris as resident power in the region and the country is indispensable to peace and stability in the region.Speaking at Ambition India Business Forum, Jaishankar said India and France partnership must safeguard “our interest and uphold international law and multilateralism”. He also said that traits — such as values, traits and transparency — define India and France relationship.“In these times values, trust and transparency matter. These traits define India-France relationship. We are also bound with a shared belief in strategic autonomy and a multipolar world underpinned by reformed and effective multilateralism that has produced decades of solidarity most recently during the pandemic and a relationship free from sudden shifts and surprises,” he said.Jaishankar noted that the strategic…

Politics State's Latest

“SP, BSP, Congress destroyed UP”

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Slamming the Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday alleged that Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) and Congress had “destroyed” the identity of the state and Yogi Adityanath government has given the state a distinct identity under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The Union Home Minister on Friday launched ‘Mera Parivaar-BJP Parivaar’ membership drive in Lucknow as the BJP gears up for the assembly polls early next year. “Samajwadi Party, BSP, Congress had destroyed the identity of Uttar Pradesh. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Modiji, the Yogi Adityanath government has given a distinct identity to the state,” he said.He said the state has made rapid development strides under BJP rule.“Before 2017, Uttar Pradesh was the seventh-largest economy of the country, today it has become the second economy of the country.…

Corona Updates

Delhi logs 42 fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi [India] : Delhi reported 42 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday and no single death was reported in the city for the six consecutive days.According to Delhi Health Bulletin, as many as 25,091 people have succumbed to the virus so far in the national capital. The total count of coronavirus cases in the city has gone up to 14,39,751 and the active caseload in the city stands at 345.The case fatality rate in the national capital is 1.74 per cent. The positivity rate is 0.07 per cent.With 45 more persons recovered in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries in the city has gone up to 14,14,315.As many as 2,92,52,619 COVID-19 tests have been conducted so far in Delhi including 47,895 RT-PCR tests and 15,279 rapid antigen tests conducted in the last 24 hours.As many as 61,097 beneficiaries were vaccinated in…

New Products Technology

Google to launch Android 12L soon

Washington [US] : American tech giant Google released Android 12 last week, and now it’s announcing the next feature drop which it’s calling Android 12L. The L stands for Large screens, as the focus of this release will be all about better adapting the OS to tablets, foldables, and ChromeOS devices.As per GSM Arena, Android 12L will become available early next year, in time for the next wave of Android 12 tablets and foldables. A developer preview of Android 12L is now out for emulator use, and it will be available soon for Lenovo’s Tab P12 Pro. Later a public beta for Pixel devices will be opened too, as Android 12L will also arrive as an update for phones, even though most of its features won’t be visible on smaller screens.The UI has been refined for use on large screens. This includes notifications, quick…

Games Sports

French Open: Mix doubles pair of Ponnappa, Satwik lose to Indonesian duo

Paris [France] : Indian mix doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy on Thursday lost in the round of 16 match in the ongoing French Open.Playing at Court 4, the Indian pair lost against Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti 21-15, 17-21, 19-21. The pair Ponnappa and Satwik dominated the game in the first round but the Indonesian duo came back stronger in the second and the third round.Earlier, India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu defeated Denmark’s Julie Jakobsen 21-15, 21-18 in straight sets to advance into the second round of the women’s singles event at the French Open 2021.Elsewhere, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal was forced to retire from her opening round match with an injury. Saina Nehwal was trailing 21-11, 9-2 against Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi in her women’s singles clash when she decided to concede.Earlier, Lakshya Sen stormed into the…

Business

bp and Infosys to develop ‘Energy as a Service’ Solution for campuses and cities

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] : bp , a global integrated energy company, and Infosys , a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, today announced that they have agreed to develop and pilot energy as a service (EaaS) solution, which will aim to help businesses improve the energy efficiency of infrastructure, and help meet their decarbonization goals.Infosys and bp intend to co-develop a digital platform that can collect data from multiple energy assets and use artificial intelligence to optimize the energy supply and demand for power, heat, cooling and EV charging. The companies will pilot the digital platform at the Infosys Pune Development Center – in an environment that replicates a small city, where energy is generated, stored, and consumed at multiple points. Once the pilot is successful, they will aim to roll this model out across other Infosys campuses in India, and with some clients, to help…

South Asian Countries

Nepal cabinet recommends appointment of ambassadors to India, UK and US

Kathmandu [Nepal]: Nepal cabinet on Thursday recommended the appointment of ambassadors of India, the United Kingdom and the United States on Thursday.A meeting of the Council of Ministers recommended Shankar Sharma as the Ambassador to India, Gyan Chandra Acharya as the Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and Shridhar Khatri as the Ambassador to the United States, Information Minister Gyanendra Karki said in a press briefing. Khatri, a professor of political science, is a foreign affairs expert, while Sharma is a former US ambassador. A parliamentary hearing over the recommended ambassadors would be held in the coming month.Nepal’s newly formed government under the Prime Ministership of Sher Bahadur Deuba has decided to recall all ambassadors appointed by the former government under KP Sharma Oli-led administration on September 21.Nepal has a total of 33 diplomatic missions abroad. While career diplomats have been appointed as ambassadors in…

TOP NEWS UPDATES

Mysore-Chennai Shatabdi Express becomes first IMS certified train

New Delhi [India] : With maintaining hygiene in train and perfect management system, another milestone achieved by Indian Railway as Chennai- Mysore-Chennai Shatabdi Express becomes the first Integrated Management Systems (IMS) certified train of Southern Railway.This is also the first IMS certified Shatabdi Express train of Indian Railways and the second mail/express train on Indian Railways. According to the statement released by the Ministry of Railways, Chennai-Mysore-Chennai Central Shatabdi Express service is the first-ever train service of Southern Railway to bag IMS Certification with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 Certifications.The statement further read that the primary maintenance of the train is handled by Basin Bridge Coaching Depot of Chennai Division.This certification has been granted by the certification agency after a comprehensive audit and duly verifying adherence by Railways to all laid down norms.The pair of Shatabdi services between Chennai-Mysore-Chennai was run as…

National News Politics

Shah chairs Security Meet

New Delhi [India] : To assess India’s coastal security preparedness, Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday.The meeting started here around 11.30 a.m. at Parliament premises. The meeting was meant to assess India’s coastal security preparedness to prevent any “attempt by anti-national elements to carry out an attack on its territory or against its citizens by infiltrating through the sea route.” The meeting was attended by top Indian Coast Guard and Ministry of Home Affairs officials. Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai and Ajay Mishra Teni and Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla were also present in the meeting. Since the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai, coastal security has assumed particular importance among India’s national security concerns.Because that attack came through a sea route, the Central government and state governments…

International World Updates

India and Israel victims of terror, have to make terrorism disappear: Israel envoy to India

New Delhi [India] : Israel is cooperating with India in fighting terrorism and extremism and “we have to make terrorism disappear,” Israel’s newly-appointed envoy to India Naor Gilon has said.In an interview with ANI, the envoy said that Israel is also a big victim of terrorism like India and is sharing its capabilities in fighting the menace. “Terrorism is a sickness hitting our region especially but around the world, extremism is really bad. Israel is unfortunately big victim like India. We have developed our methods and its capabilities in fighting terrorism and we are very happy to share it with countries in general and India in particular and we do share it and we do work together. We have to make terrorism disappear, people have to talk to each other not to kill each other,” he said.The Israeli envoy said Iran is a big…

TOP NEWS UPDATES

PM Modi to visit Kedarnath on Nov 5, to inaugurate Shri Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kedarnath, Uttarakhand on November 5, informed Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday.As per a release of the PMO’s office, the Prime Minister will offer prayers at the Kedarnath Temple and thereafter inaugurate Shri Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi and unveil the statue of Shri Adi Shankaracharya. “The Samadhi has been reconstructed after the destruction in the 2013 floods. The entire reconstruction work has been undertaken under the guidance of the Prime Minister, who has constantly reviewed and monitored the progress of the project,” read the release.“Prime Minister will review and inspect the executed and ongoing works along the Saraswati Aasthapath. Prime Minister will also address a public rally. He will inaugurate key infrastructure projects which have been completed, including Saraswati Retaining Wall Aasthapath and Ghats, Mandakini Retaining Wall Aasthapath, Tirth Purohit Houses and Garud Chatti bridge on…

New Products Technology

Amazon announces Alexa program for hospitals, senior care

Washington [US], October 26 (ANI): Amazon has announced that it has two new programs that integrate Alexa into hospitals and senior living communities.As per The Verge, they’re run through Alexa Smart Properties, which allows organisations to control a centralised Alexa system. “Early on in the pandemic, hospitals and senior living communities reached out to us and asked us to help them set up Alexa and voice in their communities,” Liron Torres, global leader for Alexa Smart Properties, said in an interview with The Verge.Hospitals wanted ways to interact with patients without using protective equipment, and senior living communities wanted to connect residents with family members and staff, she said.The program lets senior living facilities use Amazon Echo devices to send announcements or other messages to residents’ rooms.During the COVID-19 pandemic, many facilities relied on printed out sheets of paper slipped under resident doors to…

Politics State's Latest

“No Cong MLA will join”

Amritsar (Punjab) [India]: Congress leader Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Tuesday expressed confidence that no Congress MLA will join Capt Amarinder Singh’s party except those who might have got favours from him.“I don’t think any Congress MLA will leave and join Singh’s party. If he gave favours to anyone then they might go,” she said. When asked about former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s new political party, the Congress leader said, “People who are attached to the party will never go.”She took a dig at the former chief minister, saying that despite getting all the freedom from the Congress, Singh did not entrust any worker with some power.“He was given all freedom by the party but he didn’t give power to any worker, never openly met any minister or MLA. Who will trust him?” she asked.Navjot Kaur said, “It would’ve been best for him…

South Asian Countries

Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmad Anjum appointed new chief of Pak’s spy agency ISI

Islamabad [Pakistan] : After days of political slugfest in Pakistan, Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmad Anjum has been appointed as the Director General of the country’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).The news was confirmed by the Pakistani news channel Geo News. This development comes after Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday met Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa at the Inter-Services Intelligence Secretariat.Reportedly, it was an one-on-one meeting between the two leaders. Later, ISI DG Lt Gen Faiz Hameed also joined in.Earlier this month, an announcement of the appointment of several three-star generals by the media wing of the Pak military was made.The news triggered controversy after Prime Minister Imran Khan raised questions over the procedure adopted over the appointment of the new DG ISI.Pakistan Prime Minister later described the “differences” between the political and military leadership regarding the appointment of the ISI chief…

International UK News

UK spy agencies sign deal with Amazon’s cloud computing arm

London [UK] : UK intelligence and security agencies have sealed a multimillion-dollar deal with Amazon to host classified information on the US internet giant’s on-demand cloud computing service, the Financial Times newspaper reported on Tuesday.According to the media outlet, the contract was signed this year by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), which is responsible for providing signals intelligence and information assurance to the UK government and armed forces, and sister spy agencies MI5 and MI6 and it is estimated to be worth £500 million to £1billion ($688,5 million to $1.3 billion). The deal is likely to spark a debate over UK sovereignty as the secret data will be hosted by a single US technological company, the Financial Times added, citing unnamed sources familiar with the discussions.When approached for comments by Sputnik, the GCHQ press office said they “wouldn’t comment on claims about our relationships…

Cricket

T20 WC: South Africa thrash West Indies by 8 wickets

Dubai [UAE] : Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen starred as South Africa thrash West Indies by eight wickets in the Group 1 encounter of Super 12s in the ongoing ICC men’s T20 World Cup here at the Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday.South Africa chased the target of 144 with eight balls to spare as Markram and Van der Dussen played the innings of 51* and 43* respectively. Chasing 144, excellent work in the field by Russell provided exactly the start West Indies had hoped for as Temba Bavuma walked back in the first over. Hendricks and Van der Dussen then forged a 50-run stand for the second wicket as South Africa consolidate their position in the chase.Hosein then dismissed Hendricks to give a vital breakthrough to WI but the duo of Van der Dussen and Markram stitched another 50-run partnership and held…

Sports Tennis

Matteo Berrettini seals spot in 2021 ATP Finals

London [UK] : Italy’s Matteo Berrettini will make his second ATP Finals appearance after becoming the sixth singles player to qualify for the 2021 season finale, to be held at the Pala Alpitour in Turin from November 14-21.The 25-year-old secured his return to the year-end championships for the first time since 2019 when he reached the Erste Bank Open second round on Monday. This year marks the first edition of the ATP Finals in Turin, following a 12-year stint in London. “My words aren’t going to describe the happiness I feel in my heart,” said Berrettini in a release by ATP. “2020 was a tough year for me on and off the court. Here I am about to play my second [Nitto ATP] Finals and I can’t believe it. I always have to remember where I started. I didn’t dream about this, because it…

City News Just In

SDRF retrieves bodies of five missing trekkers in Uttrakhand’s Bageshwar

Bageshwar (Uttarakhand) [India] : State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) on Tuesday retrieved bodies of five trekkers who were part of a team of six, who had gone missing at Sundardunga trek in Kapkot of Bageshwar district.Earlier in the day, SDRF conducted a search and rescue operation for the six trekkers at Sundardunga trek in Uttarakhand’s Bageshwar district. Bodies were brought to Kapkot and postmortem will be done, SDRF said.

TOP NEWS UPDATES

RSS to hold three-day meeting in Dharwad to discuss violence against Hindus in Bangladesh

Dharwad (Karnataka) [India] : Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) Prachar Pramukh Sunil Ambekar on Tuesday said that a three-day review meeting will be held here in Karnataka’s Dharwad to discuss the recent violence against the Hindus in Bangladesh.As per a release, Ambekar said, “A three-day review meeting will be held on October 28, 29, 30 at Rashtraotthana Vidya Kendra, Dharwad.” “There have been continuous attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh. These incidents have been condemned all over the world. In the meeting of the executive board, the incidents of violence against Hindus will be discussed. If there is a unanimous decision, a resolution is also likely to be passed,” he added.He said, “The meeting will start at 9 am. All COVID-19 protocols will be followed. A review meeting will take place in which we will discuss the preparation.”He said the country is celebrating the Azadi ka…

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CPI(M) to hold all-India protest against fuel price hike

New Delhi [India] : Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday announced that the party’s top body has decided to hold a nationwide protest in the country against fuel price rise.Addressing a press conference after the meeting of CPI (M)’s Central Committee from October 22-24, Yechury said that they strongly condemned the daily hikes in the prices of petrol and diesel, and said, “The Central Committee calls for a powerful all-India protest, as an action against this price rise. These actions should be conducted all over the countiy from the village/taluka level to the cities.” “The daily price hikes are imposing unprecedented miseries on the people. This is accompanied by a monstrous hike in the price of cooking gas. This has triggered an overall inflationary spiral in the economy. Rising transportation costs are leading to the rise in prices of…

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Dharmendra Pradhan launches second phase of Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship

New Delhi [India] : Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday launched the second phase (phase-II) of Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF), a two-year programme conceived to create opportunities for young, dynamic individuals to contribute for enhancing skill development at the grassroots.The two-year fellowship seeks to combine classroom sessions by academic partner IIMs with an intensive field immersion at the district level to create credible plans and identify barriers in raising employment, economic output, and promoting livelihoods in rural areas. Pradhan, who is also Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, called upon fellows to act as catalysts of social change at the grassroots by driving skill development efforts.He also called upon district collectors and academic partner IIMs to facilitate the fellows and script a success story of change through this fellowship.Noting that the country is moving towards an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, he said that…

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Apple Watch Series 8 suppliers may be developing blood glucose monitoring components

Washington [US] : Apple and its suppliers are currently developing components for next-generation sensors in the Apple Watch Series 8 that will allow users to measure their blood glucose levels.According to MacRumors, Apple and its suppliers have begun working on short-wavelength infrared sensors, a commonly used sensor type for health devices. The new sensors, likely to be fitted on the back of the Apple Watch, will enable the device to measure the amount of sugar in a wearer’s blood. The Apple Watch, over the years, has gained more comprehensive health features, most recently with the Apple Watch Series 6 that added a blood oxygen sensor. Compared to the first Apple Watch capable of measuring heart rate and primary daily activity, the Apple Watch is now capable of taking an ECG, detecting falls, high and low heart rates, blood oxygen levels, and more.Continuing to build…

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Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inaugurates Oxygen plants installed and commissioned by ATD Group and SRAM & MRAM Group in a virtual event

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India] : SRAM & MRAM Group , a leading conglomerate along with ATD Group , which has been instrumental in supporting the nation in upgrading its healthcare segment takes immense pride to announce the accomplishment of creating a milestone in the history of healthcare vertical with the successful installation of 47 Oxygen plants all across the state of Rajasthan. The installation drive was a part under “fast-track mode” to assist hospitals facing an acute shortage of medical oxygen in view of surging cases of coronavirus. The move came as the state was scrambling to shore up supplies of medical oxygen to hospitals in multiple places.Foundation stone-laying ceremony of NICU/PICU and inauguration of ICU/NICU/PICU, Oxygen Generation plants, LMO in the Hospitals was inaugurated by Chief Minister through Virtual Conference yesterday. Among the key dignitaries that attended the conference were, Sh. Shanti Kumar Dhariwal, Minister, LSG & UDH,…

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US launches sponsor circle program for relocated Afghans

Washington [US] : The United States is launching a new program for Afghans who have been evacuated to the country under Operation Allies Welcome, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Monday.“The State Department is partnering with the Community Sponsorship Hub (CSH), a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc., to support the launch of the Sponsor Circle Program for Afghans,” the US State Department statement said. “The program will enable groups of individuals to form sponsor circles to provide initial resettlement assistance to Afghans as they arrive and build new lives in local communities across the country,” it added.Blinken stated the program is due to create new opportunities for the Afghans and will “directly support Afghans who have been relocated to the United States under Operation Allies Welcome.”Earlier this month, the Biden administration had appointed veteran diplomat Elizabeth Jones to lead efforts for…

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ATP Rankings: Federer tumbles further, Sinner moves to career-high

London [UK] : Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer has slipped down four positions in the latest ATP rankings released by the association on Monday to 15th.Notably, the former world number one had exited the top 10 last week. That was for the very first time since January 2017 that the 20 times Grand Slam champion went out of the Top-10 rankings in men’s tennis. The 40-year-old is currently at the 15th spot with 2,785 points. The 103-time tour-level titlist has not played in a competitive match since his quarter-final defeat at the hands of Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz in Wimbledon. In August, Federer had announced on Instagram that he will miss “many months” after undergoing knee surgery.Elsewhere, Jannik Sinner reached the career-high 11th spot in rankings. The Italian star gained two spots after defeating second seed Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday to win the…

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Cong Leaders Join TMC

Siliguri (West Bengal) [India] : Uttar Pradesh Congress leaders Rajesh Pati Tripathi and Lalitesh Pati Tripathi on Monday joined the Trinamool Congress here.Both leaders joined TMC in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and party General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee. Earlier, in August, former Congress Member of Parliament Sushmita Dev had joined TMC.

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J-K: Amit Shah witnesses Shikara Festival at Dal Lake in Srinagar

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday witnessed the Shikara Festival at the Dal Lake in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar.Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Union Minister Jitendra Singh were also present with him.The Union Home Minister, who is on a three-day visit to the union territory for the first time since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019, offered prayers at Kheer Bhawani Durga temple in Ganderbal district earlier today.His visit has come amid several incidents of killings of civilians by the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir which have sparked fear in the valley. 

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Uttarakhand: DGP Ashok Kumar inspects rescue operations in rain-hit Nainital

Nainital (Uttarakhand) [India] : Uttarakhand Director-General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar on Sunday inspected the rescue operations underway in Nainital after the state was hit by heavy rainfall and landslide recently.Meanwhile, the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) has so far rescued a total of 60 people trapped due to heavy rains and retrieved five bodies during search and rescue operations in various parts of the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. As per SDRF’s statement, from the Sunderdhunga Glacier region, four people have been rescued while one is still missing. Five bodies have also been recovered from the region.“23 people have been rescued from Kafni Glacier while 33 have been rescued from Pindari Glacier,” SDRF said.Amid torrential rains, the hilly state has witnessed flooded roads, buildings, landslides, and overflowing rivers leaving people stranded in various places. As per official data, the death toll in the rain-battered…

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J-K: Amit Shah to inaugurate, lay foundation stone of several development projects in Srinagar tomorrow

New Delhi [India] : Union Minister Amit Shah will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development projects in Srinagar on Monday.The Union home minister is on a three-day visit to the Union territory, the first time since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019. Earlier in the day, Shah visited forward areas at the Makwal border in Jammu and Kashmir with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and interacted with jawans and local residents.His visit has come amid several incidents of killings of civilians by the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir which is sparking fear in the valley.On Saturday, he met families of soldiers and civilians killed this month in a spate of terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. 

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Israeli PM says meeting with Putin ‘good, in depth’

Tel Aviv [Israel] : Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday that the five-hour meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Sochi was “very good and in-depth.”Speaking at his weekly cabinet meeting, Bennett said “the relations between Israel and Russia are very good, but it can be better. The potential for economic, scientific, cultural and technological cooperation is endless given the fact that there are approximately one million Russian-speakers in Israel.” “We reached good and stable conclusions and I found President Putin to be attentive to Israel’s security needs,” he added.The prime minister said they discussed the situation in Syria and the two countries have been coordinating the airstrikes to avoid clashes.“The Russians are our neighbours to the north and it is important that we manage the delicate and complex situation there smoothly, without mishaps,” Bennett noted.The two also discussed the Iranian nuclear…

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NIA arrests one in connection with ISIS conspiracy case

New Delhi [India] : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a resident of Bengaluru, an accused in ISIS/ISIL/Daesh conspiracy case on Saturday, the agency informed on Sunday.According to NIA, the accused has been identified as Muhammad Tauqir Mahmood. “During the investigation, NIA had earlier arrested two accused Ahamed Abdul Cader and Irfan Nasir who were charge-sheeted on April 1,” the agency said.It further said, “Further investigation has revealed that accused Muhammad Tauqir Mahmood in association with co-accused persons had raised funds, radicalized and recruited gullible Muslim youth of a Quran Circle group and illegally sent them to Syria to join ISIS.”“Earlier in 2013, Muhammad Tauqir Mahmood along with his associate had also visited Syria illegally to liaise with Daesh leadership and had offered support from Indian Muslims,” it added.Further investigation in the case is underway.

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Women’s National Boxing C’ship: Reigning Asian Champ Pooja Rani sails into quarter

Hisar (Haryana) [India] : Reigning Asian champion Pooja Rani of Haryana entered the quarterfinals of the fifth Elite women’s National Boxing Championship in the 81 kg category in dominant fashion on Sunday, knocking out Kerala’s Parvathi P in the first round of the pre-quarters match.Such was the ferocity of Rani’s punches that the referee stopped the contest in the first round itself, on Day 4 of the tournament at the St Joseph’s International School in Hisar, the venue of the prestigious event. Earlier on Sunday, World Youth Champions Nitu of Haryana and Ankushita Boro of Assam maintained their winning streak, as they confirmed their places in the quarter-finals in the 48kg and 66kg categories respectively.The fleet-footed Nitu outclassed her opponent Purabi Karmakar from West Bengal 5-0 in the 48kg category on Day 4 of the tournament at the St Joseph’s International School in Hisar,…

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Earthquake of magnitude 4.4 hits Maharashtra’s Kolhapur

Kolhapur (Maharashtra) [India] : An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 on the Richter scale hit Kolhapur, Maharashtra, informed the National Center for Seismology (NCS) on Sunday.“Earthquake of Magnitude:4.4, Occurred on 24-10-2021, 17:07:07 IST, Lat: 17.16 & Long: 73.62, Depth: 5 Km, Location: 83km NW of Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India,” NCS tweeted. Earlier, in the month, an earthquake of magnitude 3.7 on the Richter scale hit Churachandpur in Manipur. 

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Dibrugarh as a major river port

New Delhi [India] : Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday visited the site for proposed Cargo Terminal, Tourist Jetty and River Front Development projects near Bogibeel Bridge in Assam’s Dibrugarh and held a meeting with stakeholders for fast implementation of the work.Union Minister Sonowal stated that necessary steps are being taken to once again make Dibrugarh a major river port of the country. “The opportunities provided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in developing the NW 2 (Brahmaputra) and NW 16 (Barak) is leveraging our connectivity with Bangladesh and giving us the route to reach markets of the world. We are hence establishing MMLPs and developing river ports in various parts of Assam. In Dibrugarh, a port for cargo and passengers will be built,” the Minister said.Union Minister further added that the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, the Inland…

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PREMIER LEAGUE:- SATURDAY ROUND-UP

As he savoured the first Premier League hat-trick of his career, along with kick-starting Claudio Ranieri’s Watford reign in spectacular fashion, Josh King was asked to explain the contrast with his barren time at Everton last season. “I never got given a chance,” he stated, correctly. Everton gave him plenty on his return. Goodison Park was an incredulous, furious place as a consequence. One week after enduring a 5-0 defeat by Liverpool, Ranieri’s transformed team turned the tables on Merseyside to inflict a five-goal humbling of their own on Everton and Rafael Benítez. King was central to the rout, albeit with sizeable assistance from his former teammates. The Norway international failed to score in 11 appearances for Carlo Ancelotti’s side and his previous Premier League goal had come on the day Bournemouth were relegated here in July 2020. Prolific at Goodison, just not in an Everton…

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PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND-UP-:Manchester City sweep Brighton aside 4-1

As the final whistle blew, the majority of Brighton’s supporters stood and applauded their side, which to some extent was a curious sight given they had just lost 4-1. But this was a hammering in which the losing team deserved praise having shown character and quality in the second half, dominating possession and territory and securing the goal their efforts deserved. Yet as the home fans cheered so did those in the away end having not just seen a win by Manchester City but another statement of intent. Four days after dismantling Club Brugge in the Champions League, City were at it again, this time getting the job done in the first half, scoring three times, through Ilkay Gündogan and Phil Foden, twice, during a devastating 18-minute spell. Their approach play was typically quick, slick and accurate and, having secured a fourth goal via Riyad Mahrez’s…

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Conspiracy hatched to disrupt peace in J-K, curfew after revocation of Article 370 saved lives of Kashmiri youth: Amit Shah

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said a conspiracy was hatched to provoke people to disrupt law and order situation after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and noted that the steps such as the imposition of curfew and restriction on the internet “saved lives of Kashmiri youth”.Shah, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, was interacting with members of Jammu and Kashmir’s youth clubs on Saturday. “After 2019, a few people here caused the disturbance. They questioned why curfew was imposed or the internet was suspended. I want to ask a question first. The three families ruled here for 70 years. We are in government for only two-two-and-a-half-years. Only three families ruled here. Do they have an answer why 40,000 people were killed? A conspiracy was hatched to provoke people.…

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Delhi rape case: DCW issues notice to Delhi police seeking detailed action taken report by October 26

New Delhi [India] : A day after a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Ranjit Nagar, Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal issued notice to Delhi police in this matter on Saturday.In the notice, Maliwal said, “The Delhi Commission for Women has received information regarding the rape of a girl child in Ranjeet Nagar area of Delhi on 22.10.2021. The Corrunission has been informed that a 7-year-old girl was lured by a man who offered her a 10 rupee note and thereafter raped her brutally.” Maliwal further in the notice said, “The father of the girl took her to a nearby hospital but since her bleeding did not stop; she was referred to another hospital, where she is admitted presently in a critical condition.”Terming the incident a “serious matter”, Maliwal directed the Delhi Police to submit a copy of the…

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We feel energised, encouraged by PM Modi’s vision for vaccine industry: Adar Poonawalla

New Delhi [India] : Serum Institute India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on Saturday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the vision he has laid down for the vaccine industry encourages and energises them.Poonawalla’s remarks came after attending an interaction of Indian manufacturers of the COVID-19 vaccine with PM Modi. In a tweet, Poonawala said, “The vaccine industry and I, thank you, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji, for excellent interaction. We feel energised and encouraged by the vision you have laid out for the industry.”Speaking to the media after the interaction, Poonawala said, “India’s achievement of 100 crore COVID-19 vaccinations is a milestone achievement. The vision of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi. We achieved this because the industries worked with the government of India.”He added, “In the interaction, we discussed how to take the industry forward to prepare for the future pandemics. We…

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Day 6: 1st Hockey India Junior Men Academy National C’ships results

Bhopal [Madhya Pradesh] : Salute Hockey Academy, Hubli Hockey Academy, Jai Bharat Hockey Academy, SGPC Hockey Academy, Vadipatti Raja Hockey Academy and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy earned victories in their respective matches on day six of the 1st Hockey India Junior Men Academy National Championship 2021 here in Bhopal on Saturday.Salute Hockey Academy began the day six proceedings with a monumental 17-2 win over Malwa Hockey Academy Hanumangarh in the Pool F match. Gaganjeet Singh (22′, 41′, 56′) and Gurnoor Grewal (42′, 52′, 60′) registered hat-tricks to their names, while Ramkesh (9′, 36′), Ankush (17′, 60′) and Pritam (33′, 35′) bagged a brace each. Sumit (19′), Manjeet (24′), Manish (28′), Vipin (50′) and Aadil Khan(54′) also chipped in with a goal each to help their team Salute Hockey Academy seal a place in the quarter-final of the tournament. Abinav Singh Bhadoriya (9′, 49′) scored…

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T20 WC: India and Pakistan players walk in together for training

Dubai [UAE] : In what came as a pleasant surprise, the Indian and Pakistani players walked in together to train at the ICC Academy on the eve of their high-voltage clash in the ICC T20 World Cup.It might be billed as the mother of all battles, but the mood among the players revealed a sense of calmness as both teams trained under lights on Saturday. The Indian boys started with a game of football as Virat Kohli, Mohammad Shami and Rishabh Pant seemed to have fun warming up. Jasprit Bumrah and MS Dhoni though didn’t waste any time in reaching the training nets. While Bumrah and Dhoni chatted with Bharat Arun, R Ashwin was seen training in the adjacent net. Bumrah soon changed nets and headed in to join Ashwin. The overall atmosphere clearly showed a sense of calmness that Dhoni has brought into…

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Protest held in Chaman against border closure by Taliban

Islamabad [Pakistan] : A strike was observed at the key border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Friday against the closure of the border by the Taliban, local media reported.The strike was called by All Parties Traders Alliance at the Chaman border area after the closure of the Pak-Afghan border for more than two weeks, Dawn reported. Several rounds of negotiations between Afghan officials and border authorities of Pakistan for reopening the border have remained fruitless, the Pakistani publication reported.A delegation headed by Kandahar Governor Mullah Yousaf Wafa also held talks with Pakistani authorities at Spin Boldak, but Afghan authorities refused to open the border until Afghan nationals are allowed to cross into Pakistan on Afghan Teskera (identity card), Dawn reported.Pakistani border authorities said that they had not closed the border at Chaman but it was a decision taken by Afghan officials in Kandahar.Leaders…

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CM reiterates support for farmers

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India] : Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Saturday reiterated his support to the farmers who have been protesting for a year against the three farm laws enacted by the Union Government.An official statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) stated that while his cavalcade was passing through Ropar-Chamkaur Sahib Road, the Chief Minister sighted the farmers sitting on dharna at a toll plaza near village Jhallian. Immediately asking the security to stop, CM Channi straight away went to the site of the dharna and expressed complete solidarity with the farmers, reiterated his vociferous support to the just struggle being waged by the farming community, said the statement. The Chief Minister said that the Punjab government stands shoulder to shoulder with the farmers against these draconian farm laws.“We are duty-bound to safeguard the interests of the farmers and would continue…

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