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Only India, two others defy housing price rise in 60 countries surveyed by IMF
US, Georgia sign defence cooperation memorandum
  • US, Georgia sign defence cooperation memorandum(02:36)

    Tbilisi, Oct 19 (IANS) The US and Georgia signed a memorandum of understanding on enhancing Georgia's defence and containment capabilities during US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin's visit here on Monday.

    International
BJP 'fully' prepared for upcoming assembly polls: Baijayant Panda
  • BJP 'fully' prepared for upcoming assembly polls: Baijayant Panda(02:34)

    New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice President Baijayant 'Jay' Panda has said that the party is 'fully' prepared for the upcoming assembly elections and it will emerge 'victorious' in all the five poll-bound states.

    National
Iran reports 11,844 new Covid-19 cases
  • Iran reports 11,844 new Covid-19 cases(01:04)

    Tehran, Oct 19 (IANS) Iran's Health Ministry on Monday reported 11,844 new Covid-19 cases, taking the country's total infections to 5,796,659.

    International Health/Medicine
T20 World Cup warm-ups: Pakistan, Australia, and South Africa win

 Stories dated 2021-10-18

T20 World Cup Warm-up: Ishan, Rahul star as India beat England (Ld)
Primary classes to reopen in Karnataka from Oct 25
  • Primary classes to reopen in Karnataka from Oct 25(23:58)

    Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) Karnataka government has decided to permit Classes 1 to 5 to reopen from October 25, with strictly adherence to Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and standard operating procedures, state Primary and secondary Education Minister B.C. Nagesh announced on Monday.

    National Health/Medicine
CPI-M to support Congress, CPI candidates in Assam bypolls
  • CPI-M to support Congress, CPI candidates in Assam bypolls(23:56)

    Guwahati, Oct 18 (IANS) The CPI-M, which did not field any candidate for the October 30 by-elections to five Assembly seats in Assam, will support the Congress candidates in four seats and the CPI nominee in Thowra Assembly constituency.

    National
High alert in Assam over threats from ISI, Al Qaeda
  • High alert in Assam over threats from ISI, Al Qaeda(23:56)

    Guwahati, Oct 18 (IANS) In wake of intelligence reports of plans to carry out a big terror attack in Assam and other places in the country, the Assam Police have sounded an alert over possible terror strikes by Pakistan's spy agency ISI and terror outfit Al Qaeda over alleged persecution of Muslims in the state, officials said on Monday.

    National
Delhi receives highest rain in October since 1956
  • Delhi receives highest rain in October since 1956(23:54)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Delhi has received 87.9 mm accumulated rainfall in 24 hours - the highest since 1956, India Meteorological Department (IMD) data showed.

    National Environment/Wildlife
Official Twitter handle of Raj govt's DIPR hacked
  • Official Twitter handle of Raj govt's DIPR hacked(23:52)

    Jaipur, Oct 18 (IANS) The official Twitter handle of the Directorate of Information Public Relations (DIPR), which is responsible for the promotion of Rajasthan government's projects, was hacked on Monday and its name was changed to Elon Musk. The picture of a spacecraft was put as its display picture.

    National
T20WC: Maybe it will set in a little bit later, says Campher on four wickets in four balls
Apple unveils MacBook Pro powered by M1 Pro, M1 Max chips
  • Apple unveils MacBook Pro powered by M1 Pro, M1 Max chips(23:42)

    Cupertino (California), Oct 18 (IANS) Apple on Monday unveiled a completely reimagined MacBook Pro powered by the all-new M1 Pro and M1 Max -- the first pro chips designed for the Mac -- in 14- and 16-inch models.

    Science/Technology Technology
Telangana releases Rs 250 cr for Dalit Bandhu in 4 mandals
Southern peninsula to witness fresh spell of rainfall from Wednesday
  • Southern peninsula to witness fresh spell of rainfall from Wednesday(23:36)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said the intense rainfall activity over northwest India and Madhya Pradesh is likely to reduce from Tuesday, that over east India and northeast India will continue till October 20 and 21, respectively and that there would be a fresh spell of rainfall over southern peninsula, already battling massive floods, from Wednesday.

    National Environment/Wildlife
India, Israel to renew negotiations on FTA agreement
  • India, Israel to renew negotiations on FTA agreement(23:32)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar and his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid on Monday decided to renew negotiations on a free trade area agreement between the two countries in November, with the aspiration that the agreement will be ready for signature by the middle of 2022.

    National
Buoyed by int'l support, Taiwan gets ready to counter Chinese aggression
  • Buoyed by int'l support, Taiwan gets ready to counter Chinese aggression(23:32)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) China has reiterated its plans to integrate Taiwan with the mainland country, which is complemented by military threats and frequent violation of Taiwanese air space. But Taipei has declared its intention to counter Chinese aggression in the wake of growing international support for the island country, which Beijing calls an integral part of mainland China.

    International AFGHAN CRISIS South Asia
T20 World Cup Warm-up: Ishan, Rahul star as India beat England
Apple introduces next-gen AirPods, HomePod mini in new look
China's 'unscientific approach' banning Indians from travelling to China
  • China's 'unscientific approach' banning Indians from travelling to China(23:16)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) For last more than one year-and-a-half, China has banned Indians travelling back to China. As a result, many students, businesspersons and family members are stranded in India. The Indian Ambassador has opened dialogue with China on this issue, as this is purely a humanitarian matter, nothing as complex as a bilateral diplomatic issue.

    National Health/Medicine THE GREAT VACCINE RUSH South Asia
Somnath Temple: A glorious past and future
  • Somnath Temple: A glorious past and future(23:08)

    Ahmedabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Somnath is a celebrated site of pilgrimage of India, especially for Hindus, situated on the shore of the Arabian Sea. Amidst multiple wonders of the place, there lies an idol that was supposedly found in the middle of the temple without any structure to support it from below or to suspend it from above.

    General
Gujarat riots last upheaval in state, says Lekhi
  • Gujarat riots last upheaval in state, says Lekhi(23:04)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Gujarat has had a long history of riots since the 19th century, but the 2002 riots were the last such upheaval in the state, Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi said on Monday.

    General Insight
Pak, militants out to label every Kashmiri as terrorist; 4 non-locals shot in 24 hours
'Developing countries must be supported to enhance climate ambition'
  • 'Developing countries must be supported to enhance climate ambition'(22:58)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Reminding the rich countries to loosen their purse strings for climate mitigation in developing nations, the 'Like Minded Developing Countries' (LMDC) on Monday also warned them against coercive unilateral measures in the name of climate change response.

    National Environment/Wildlife
T20 World Cup: Bowlers, Fernando and Rajapaksa help Sri Lanka beat Namibia
  • T20 World Cup: Bowlers, Fernando and Rajapaksa help Sri Lanka beat Namibia(22:58)

    Abu Dhabi, Oct 18 (IANS) A clinical performance with the ball followed by an unbroken partnership of 74 between Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa meant Sri Lanka edged past Namibia by seven wickets in a Group A match of the ICC men's T20 World Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Monday.

    Sports