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Assam CM meets Union Home Minister, discusses peace talks, NRC
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday evening met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and updated him on the ongoing peace process with militant outfits, including the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I).
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Taliban ask US to take responsibility for past killings
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Taliban have condemned the US drone attack that killed 10 Afghan civilians last month and urged the US to take responsibility for their past "killings and oppression" in the country.
2021-09-20
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Refugees may pose Pakistan's biggest problem
Kabul/New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A huge and difficult-to-surmount crisis stares at Pakistan in the form of refugees from Afghanistan since the advent of a 'friendly regime that has caused much exultation among the government and the people alike.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
KCET-2021, II PUC annual results out, document verification from Sep 30
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) The results of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test-2021 (KCET-2021), the gateway for entry into professional courses in the state, have been announced, Higher Education Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan said on Monday.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Marine oil-spill: IIT Guwahati researchers develop cotton that selectively absorbs oil
Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) With an aim to address the environmental crisis caused by marine oil-spill, the researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, have developed a highly porous and water repellent superhydrophobic cotton composite material that can selectively absorb oil from the oil-water mixture.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
NGT slaps Rs 1 cr fine on Maharashtra, summons top official
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a fine of Rs 1 crore on the Maharashtra government for its failure to comply with the Supreme Court's earlier direction to prevent discharge of municipal waste into a river at the pilgrim place Trimbakeshwar, one of the 12 holy 'Jyotirlings'.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Pretty good from Varun, he's going to be a key factor: Virat Kohli
Abu Dhabi, Sep 20 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli on Monday showered praise on Kolkata Knight Riders' spinner Varun Chakravarthy, saying he's going to be "a key factor when he plays for India".
2021-09-20
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders thrash Royal Challengers Bangalore by nine wickets
Abu Dhabi, Sep 20 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) registered a comfortable nine-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their first match of the UAE-leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 here on Monday.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
SC seeks details of structures still standing on forest land in Khori
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought details from Faridabad Municipal Corporation about structures, existing on the Aravali forest land in Khori village but not included in the demolition drive.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
COP26 should focus on climate finance, transfer of green tech: India
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Highlighting that the developed countries have collectively emitted more than their estimated emission allowances in the 2008-2020 period, India on Monday said that these countries, hence, should take greater action on mitigating devastating impacts due to climate change.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Steep increase in Pune's air pollution: PM2.5, PM10 rise by 70%, 61%
New Delhi/Pune, Sep 20 (IANS) The Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR) has witnessed a steep increase of 70 per cent and 61 per cent in PM2.5 and PM10 levels, respectively, between 2012-13 and 2019-20, according to the latest emission inventory.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Naseeb Khan appointed as new chief executive of Afghanistan Cricket Board
Kabul, Sep 20 (IANS) The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced on Monday that it had appointed Naseeb Khan as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Khan replaces Hamid Shinwari, who was appointed in April 2021 to the post.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Israel,Sports,Cricket
BJP leader killed by wild elephants near Guwahati
Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) Assam BJP leader Rajib Boro was trampled to death by a herd of wild elephants near the Rani Reserve Forest on the outskirts of Guwahati city, officials said on Monday.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Rajiv assassination case: OPS seeks Stalin's intervention for release of life convicts
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and coordinator of the AIADMK, O. Panneerselvam, on Monday sought Chief Minister M.K. Stalin's personal intervention for the release of the life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Uniform specifications for fortified rice kernels procurement issued
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The government has, for the first time, issued uniform specifications for fortified rice kernels (FRK) for grade A and common rice in case of procurement of fortified rice stocks, wherein one per cent of FRK should be blended with normal rice, an official statement said on Monday.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala bumper lottery: Dubai man's claim bluff as real winner emerges
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) The confusion over the winner of the Rs 12 crore Kerala Lotteries Onam bumper was resolved on Monday evening with Kochi auto driver Jayapalan submitting the winning ticket and getting the certificate to this effect from his bank.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
IPL 2021: Kolkata thrash Bangalore by nine wickets
Abu Dhabi, Sep 20 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by nine wickets with 10 overs to spare in their first match of the UAE leg of the IPL 2021.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Anand Giri arrested for abetting Akhara Parishad chief's suicide
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Mahant Anand Giri, a disciple of Mahant Narendra Giri, has been taken into custody by the Uttarakhand police for allegedly abetting the suicide of his mentor.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lok Sabha MP Sukanta Majumdar appointed Bengal BJP chief (Ld)
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) In a major development, Lok Sabha MP Sukanat Majumadar has been named the new President of Bengal BJP, replacing Dilip Ghosh who has been made the national Vice President of the party.
2021-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
The world has completely changed for athletes: Ebony Rainford-Brent
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Former England cricketer Ebony Rainford-Brent said that the world has completely changed for cricketers, especially with Covid-19 pandemic coming into picture. She also said that apart from mental health, there have been too many injuries to England cricketers in their cricketing summer.
2021-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
England cancel men's and women's tours to Pakistan
London, Sep 20 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday that the tour of Pakistan in October by their men's and women's teams has been cancelled due to "increasing concerns about travelling to the region."
2021-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Delhi reports zero death for 2nd consecutive day, 20 new cases
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) There was no Covid-related death in the national capital on the second consecutive day on Monday while 20 fresh cases were registered during the last 24 hours, the Delhi government health bulletin said.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Lok Sabha MP Sukanta Majumdar appointed Bengal BJP chief
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Lok Sabha MP Sukanta Majumdar has been appointed as the President of the BJP's West Bengal unit, replacing Dilip Ghosh.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Soldier shot dead by colleague in J&K's Kupwara
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) A soldier was killed on Monday in a fratricidal firing incident in J&K's Kupwara district, defence officials said.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
'In one case, man alive': Bengal tells SC on opposing CBI probe into violence
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Monday told the Supreme Court that "shocking things" have happened in the state and cases, which included dacoity, were being transferred "en masse" to the CBI.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Russell, Chakravarthy shine for Kolkata as Bangalore all out for 92
Abu Dhabi, Sep 20 (IANS) Varun Chakravarthy and Andre Russell combined forces to send Royal Challengers Bangalore crashing to 92 all out in 19 overs in the second match of the UAE leg of IPL 2021 in Abu Dhabi. Kolkata were water-tight with their bowling, hardly giving a lacklustre Bangalore batting order, struggling to come to terms with a two-paced pitch, some breathing space. It is Bangalore's sixth lowest total in the history of IPL.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Sweeper till yesterday, Hyderabad woman becomes Asst Entomologist
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Moved by the plight of a woman who was working as a sweeper despite holding a masters' degree in science, Telangana's Municipal Administration Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Monday offered her the job of Assistant Entomologist on outsourcing basis in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).
2021-09-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
As the world hooks on to China, Russia under Putin quietly expands its network in Africa
New Delhi, Sep 20: Why should a coup in Africas Guinea that toppled its elected President Apha Conde, rattle Russia? The answer is simple. Russia has been influencing its political contours until Conde was there.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sharmila to launch 'padyatra' in Telangana on Oct 20
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) YSR Telangana Party (YSRTP) leader Y.S. Sharmila announced on Monday that she will be launching her 'padyatra' from October 20.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
China to provide unconditional aid to Afghanistan
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Chinese ambassador to Kabul, Wang Yu, has said that his country is prepared to continue providing unconditional humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan.
2021-09-20
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Delhi govt to initiate bio-decomposer making process on Sept 24
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Delhi government will initiate the process of making bio-decomposer in the national capital on September 24, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Monday as he urged the Union government to take action on the same line on "emergency" basis to tackle the problem of pollution caused by stubble-burning in north India.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Delhi terror bust: Maha ATS nabs one from Thane, another absconding
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Continuing its probe into the terror module busted by the Delhi Police last week, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Monday said it has arrested one more suspect from Thane's Mumbra town, while another is absconding and is now wanted.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Wazir murder case: Prime suspect sent to 6 day police custody
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday sent the prime suspect in the murder case of former Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council member Trilochan Singh Wazir to six days police remand, an official said.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Heroin seized at Guj port not intended for Andhra, says police
Vijayawada, Sep 20 (IANS) The huge consignment of heroin confiscated at Gujarat's Mundra port was intended to reach Delhi and not Vijayawada, a senior Andhra Pradesh Police official said on Monday.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Victim's hand, leg chopped off': SC holds compromise only can't change sentence
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said that a compromise reached between the victim and convict cannot be the solitary basis to mould a sentence, as it emphasised that giving punishment to the wrongdoer is the heart of the criminal delivery system.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
21 firms commit to reducing levels of virgin plastic in food and beverage sector
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) As part of the ongoing efforts to engage Industry on the issue of plastic in food packaging, 24 food businesses signed a pledge on becoming "Plastic Waste Neutral" by collecting, processing and recycling 100% post-consumer plastic waste on the occasion of food safety awards and review meet on Monday here.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
JUH starts 'Madani-100' free coaching centre
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Arshad Madani, President of Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind, inaugurated a free coaching centre called "Madani-100" for financially weak students in New Delhi on Monday and in which non-Muslim students can get admission too.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics,Religion
K'taka CM calls farmers' protest sponsored, creates furore in Assembly
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday dubbed the farmers' protest as 'sponsored' on the floor of the Assembly, leading to a furore with Congress legislators strongly objecting to the statement.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
TN to sponsor students admitted under 7.5% govt school quota
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Monday announced that the state government would take care of the expenses of all students who have been admitted to professional and other courses under the 7.5 per cent government school students quota.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Chinese's PLA carries out night battle drill at 16,000 feet height near Indian border
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Chinese People's Liberation Army carried out a night battle exercise at over 16,000 feet on the heights of Xinjian, near the Indian border amid the two countries' border dispute in eastern Ladakh and ongoing military and diplomatic talks to resolve it.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Internet, phone services suspended in Uri after infiltration bid
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) Mobile internet and phone services were suspended on Monday in the border town of Uri in J&K's Baramulla district following a counter-infiltration operation going on there for the last 24 hours.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Bihar and Jharkhand are one family, says Nitish Kumar
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) Following the statement of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Bhojpuri and Magahi languages, his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar said that Bihar and Jharkhand are one family. If anyone tried to discriminate between these two states on the basis of language, it was his political compulsion and nothing else.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
NEET-SS 2021 exam: SC notice to Centre on plea against syllabus change
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the National Board of Examination (NBE) and others, on a plea against the last-minute changes to the syllabus for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) PG Super Speciality exam 2021 (NEET SS 2021).
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress nominates ex-MP Rajani Patil for RS bypoll in Maha
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Congress has named former MP Rajani Patil as its candidate for the October 4 by-election to Rajya Sabha seat from Maharashtra, leaving many formidable contenders disappointed.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Oli claims India threatened not to promulgate constitution in Nepal
Kathmandu, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Prime Minister and Chairman of the Nepal Communist Party-UML, K.P. Sharma Oli, has claimed that India had threatened the Nepali political leadership in 2015 not to promulgate the constitution ignoring India's concern and suggestion.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
The schedule is becoming relentless: Ebony Rainford-Brent
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Former England cricketer Ebony Rainford-Brent believes that the schedule for England mens team is becoming relentless. She also said that the cancellation of fifth Test at Manchester and very little room to re-schedule it next year shows how tight the cricketing calender is right now.
2021-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Retrieve my son's body': Pilot's grieving father appeals to President
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Forty-five days after his pilot son's helicopter crashed into a reservoir near Punjab's Pathankot, the grieving father reached out to President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Ram Nath Kovind with an emotional appeal to enhance efforts for recovery of the body.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
ICC partners with Cricket Australia to live stream Australia's matches this summer
Dubai, Sep 20 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday that it has partnered with Cricket Australia (CA) to broadcast the upcoming matches of Australia happening this summer into emerging cricket markets including Europe and Southeast Asia.
2021-09-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
J&K now sees 159 Covid recoveries, 128 new cases
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) Recoveries overtook new Covid cases in J&K on Monday after a week, with 159 recoveries, 128 new cases and one death reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Naga peace talks commence in Kohima after over a year
Kohima, Sep 20 (IANS) After over a year, crucial meetings between the Government of India envoy and Naga insurgent outfits began here on Monday to settle the long-pending Naga political issue involving various bodies, including the NSCN (IM).
2021-09-20
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics