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Delhi logs 15 fresh Covid cases, infection rate drops to 0.03%
  • Delhi logs 15 fresh Covid cases, infection rate drops to 0.03%(21:10)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The national capital on Monday reported 15 fresh Covid cases, taking its tally to 14,39,405, as per the Delhi Health Department bulletin. However, no fatality has been reported in the city in the last eight days.

    National Health/Medicine THE GREAT VACCINE RUSH
Champions League: Atletico, Liverpool meet again in key group match
Bank of India reduces home, vehicle loan rates
  • Bank of India reduces home, vehicle loan rates(21:06)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) As a part of festive offers, Bank of India has announced a 35 basis point reduction in its home loan interest rates and a 50 basis points in vehicle loan interest rates.

    Business
Noted Kannada actor, comedian Shankar Rao passes away
  • Stop 'racial profiling' of Chakmas in Arunachal: Tribal body(21:02)

    Itanagar, Oct 18 (IANS) The Chakma Development Foundation of India (CDFI) on Monday urged the Arunachal Pradesh government to stop racial profiling of Chakmas in the state, claiming that "conducting of Census of only the Chakma tribal community in the state is illegal and unconstitutional".

    National
T20 World Cup: Difficult to look beyond KL Rahul at the top, says Kohli
Mobile Internet services suspended in parts of Kashmir Valley
India and China to drive global aviation Satcom market
  • India and China to drive global aviation Satcom market(20:54)

    Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) The global aviation satellite communication (Satcom) market is poised for improved flight operations and connectivity as a result of increased investment in in-flight entertainment, said Frost & Sullivan in a research report.

    Science/Technology Business Technology
First look of Punjabi film 'Fuffad Ji' out ahead of Nov 11 premiere
Colin Powell, who broke US racial barriers in politics, military, dies at 84
  • Colin Powell, who broke US racial barriers in politics, military, dies at 84(20:48)

    New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Colin Powell, who blasted through racial barriers to become the US' first African American Secretary of State, National Security Adviser, and the top military officer and was a one-time favourite for President, died at the age of 84 on Monday from COVID-19-related complications despite being vaccinated, according to his family.

    International
National junior Hockey: SAI Academy, RV Academy, Raja Karan start with wins
  • National junior Hockey: SAI Academy, RV Academy, Raja Karan start with wins(20:42)

    Bhopal, Oct 18 (IANS) Olympian Vivek Singh Hockey Academy, RV Academy of Hockey, Raja Karan Hockey Academy, Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy, SAI-Academy, and Markandeshwar Hockey Academy registered victories in their respective matches on the opening day of the 1st Hockey India Junior Men Academy National Championship 2021 here on Monday.

    Sports
Former Andhra minister Mothkupalli Narasimhulu joins TRS
Bangladesh drifting into communal anarchy
  • Bangladesh drifting into communal anarchy(20:38)

    Dhaka/New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Bangladesh has traditionally had a highly sensitive politico-religious fabric, where any developments within the country or in the Islamic world has had implications on the politics and religious contours of the Bangladeshi society.

    General INDIA ABROAD
India's Sep domestic air passenger traffic rises over 79%
Taliban's Dy Foreign Minister Stanikzai flees to Dubai, as cracks appear in extremist fortress
MSP value of Rs 11,099.25 crore paid for paddy: Govt
India, Bangladesh set to hold high-level talks to expand connectivity through waterways
Jaishankar invites Israeli companies to invest in India's post-Covid surge
Lawyer held for colleague's murder in UP court campus
  • Lawyer held for colleague's murder in UP court campus(20:20)

    Shahjahanpur (UP), Oct 18 (IANS) Lawyer Suresh Chandra Gupta was arrested in connection with the murder of another lawyer Bhupendra Pratap Singh who was shot dead in the district court campus in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur on Monday afternoon, police said.

    National
We need to create a cricketing bond: Raja on meeting with Ganguly and Shah
GIS-based Geospatial Energy Map of India launched
  • GIS-based Geospatial Energy Map of India launched(20:16)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS)-based Geospatial Energy Map of India, launched on Monday, will identify and locate all primary and secondary sources of energy and their transportation/transmission networks to provide a comprehensive view of energy production and distribution in the country.

    Science/Technology Technology
Heavy rains lash south Bengal
  • Heavy rains lash south Bengal(20:14)

    Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Heavy rains due to a cyclonic low depression formed in central Bay of Bengal lashed most parts of south West Bengal on Monday.

    National Environment/Wildlife
NCP minister dares NCB to prove claims of Aryan Khan's 'remorse'
  • NCP minister dares NCB to prove claims of Aryan Khan's 'remorse'(20:14)

    Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Firing yet another salvo, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) minister Nawab Malik on Monday demanded the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to prove the claims made by some unnamed officials that Aryan Khan had expressed 'remorse' at his behaviour while in the Arthur Road Central Jail.

    National
Tamil star Suriya plays tribal rights advocate in 'Jai Bhim'
  • Indian consortium may still get stake in Iranian Farzad-B gas field(20:10)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India's quest for building its energy security may see it continue to pursue investment opportunity in Farzad-B gas field in Iran even though ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) has not got the right to develop the block that it discovered over a decade ago.

    Business