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Kerala mulls online platform for products of Kudumbashree, MSME units
  • Kerala mulls online platform for products of Kudumbashree, MSME units(17:50)

    Kochi, Oct 18 (IANS) P. Rajeev, State Minister for Law, Industry, and Coir on Monday said the Kerala government is working on the idea of starting an online platform to deliver products manufactured by Kudumbashree and other Micro, small, and medium production units, for which the work has already started.

    Business
President greets people on Milad-un-Nabi
  • President greets people on Milad-un-Nabi(17:50)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday greeted the people on Milad-un-Nabi on Monday, exhorting them to take inspiration from Prophet Muhammad's life and ideals.

    National
Divya Dutta bags Best Actor award for 'Sheer Qorma' at Dallas film fest
  • Divya Dutta bags Best Actor award for 'Sheer Qorma' at Dallas film fest(17:48)

    Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Divya Dutta is an exceptional actress, who can singlehandedly breathe life into her films. Her nuanced performances have won her loyal fans from the cinephile circle and beyond. She's one of those gifted actors in our film industry, who perfectly understands the pitch of her characters and fittingly executes them as per the tone of the film.

    Cinema/Showbiz
Meera Deosthale: I don't like comparing myself to anyone
  • Meera Deosthale: I don't like comparing myself to anyone(17:42)

    Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) An actor's life might look all glitz and glamour, but the reality is quite different. Much like any other profession, they also need to hustle. While there are opportunities, so is the competition. Meera Deosthale has her own way to deal with all the good and bad that are a part and parcel of this profession.

    Cinema/Showbiz TV/OTT
Ex-TN Minister's premises raided, AIADMK condemns (2nd Ld)
  • Ex-TN Minister's premises raided, AIADMK condemns (2nd Ld)(17:42)

    Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's anti-corruption bureau and the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) officials carried out search operations at former Health Minister Dr C. Vijayabaskar's residence and other places on Monday.

    National
Teaser out for Emraan, Nikita Dutta-starrer 'Dybbuk: The Curse Is Real'
69 rescued off Goa beaches on holiday weekend: Official
  • 69 rescued off Goa beaches on holiday weekend: Official(17:38)

    Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) As many as 69 persons were rescued over the weekend along Goa's beaches, with the maximum rescues being carried out on Dussehra, a private lifeguard agency deployed at the state's beaches said on Monday.

    National
AI data offers reliable 14 day Covid admissions forecast
Lanka Premier League 2021 to kick off on December 5
Ganga Ram Hospital becomes first in India to have VITT test
  • Ganga Ram Hospital becomes first in India to have VITT test(17:22)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The national capital's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has become the first centre in India to perform confirmatory test for Covid Vaccine Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT). The Hematology Department at the hospital is the only centre in India doing the gold standard Platelet aggregation test in the country.

    National Health/Medicine THE GREAT VACCINE RUSH
T20 World Cup: Hussain feels Mills could fill in void left by Jofra Archer's absence
Punjab to provide free power to rural water supply schemes
New cheating case against NCB's 'independent witness' Kiran Gosavi
  • New cheating case against NCB's 'independent witness' Kiran Gosavi(17:10)

    Pune, Oct 18 (IANS) In an embarrassment for the Narcotics Control Bureau, the Pune police have booked one of its "independent witnesses" in the cruise ship raid, Kiran P. Gosavi, currently absconding, in a case of cheating and forgery, officials said on Monday.

    National
Rebel SP MLA elected as Deputy Speaker of UP Assembly
  • Rebel SP MLA elected as Deputy Speaker of UP Assembly(17:08)

    Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Rebel Samajwadi Party MLA Nitin Agarwal was elected to the post of Deputy Speaker of the UP Assembly on Monday with support from the BJP while the official SP candidate Narendra Varma lost.

    National
Pappu Yadav likely to join Cong in first week of November
'Godman' Ram Rahim gets life sentence in manager murder case too
  • 'Godman' Ram Rahim gets life sentence in manager murder case too(17:04)

    Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) Self-styled godman and Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is already serving a 20-year jail sentence for raping two of his disciples and a life term for a journalist's killing, was on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of a former sect manager nearly two decades back.

    National
Rains, festive season, high fuel prices send veggie prices soaring
  • Rains, festive season, high fuel prices send veggie prices soaring(17:04)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The delayed withdrawal of monsoon, coupled with flood situation in various parts of the country, soaring fuel prices and the festive season demand have all set the prices of vegetables, especially essentials such as onion and tomato, to shoot up within a week or so.

    Business
Facebook hiring 10,000 people to build metaverse
  • Facebook hiring 10,000 people to build metaverse(16:56)

    San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Facebook has announced to hire 10,000 people to help the social network build the metaverse -- a new phase of interconnected virtual experiences using technologies like virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR).

    General Insight Technology
Won't accept Centre's decision on BSF's jurisdiction: Punjab CM
  • Won't accept Centre's decision on BSF's jurisdiction: Punjab CM(16:54)

    Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi on Monday said his government will not accept the Centre's decision to expand the BSF's jurisdiction from existing 15 km from the border to 50 km, as this is "against the spirit of federalism".

    National
All he would be looking for is to win the T20 competition: Gambhir on Kohli
  • All he would be looking for is to win the T20 competition: Gambhir on Kohli(16:52)

    Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Former India opener Gautam Gambhir said that captain Virat Kohli will be looking to win the ICC mens T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. He added that he was sure the Indian team would look to do well as India havent won the event after winning the inaugural edition in 2007. The tournament marks the last time Kohli will be leading India in T20Is.

    Sports
CBI arrests J&K Grameen bank official in bribery case
  • CBI arrests J&K Grameen bank official in bribery case(16:52)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two persons including an official of J&K Grameen bank for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 to sanction a house loan.

    National
Nishigandha Wad's 'The Unknown Number' focuses on pandemic
  • Nishigandha Wad's 'The Unknown Number' focuses on pandemic(16:38)

    Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) People were urged to live in quarantine since their lifestyles had changed as a result of the pandemic. Actress Nishigandha Wad's upcoming short film 'The Unknown Number' is centred on this theme as she portrays a government officer who works from home and shows how an unknown number connects two strangers. The actress will be seen with actor Gaurav Bisht.

    Cinema/Showbiz
Shashaa Tirupati's 3D animation love song 'De Chuki Dil' out
'Meherwan', Jubin Nautiyal's latest track from 'Bekhudi', tugs at the heartstrings
  • 'Meherwan', Jubin Nautiyal's latest track from 'Bekhudi', tugs at the heartstrings(16:32)

    Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) The trailer of 'Bekhudi' starring Adhyayan Suman and Angel dropped recently and, one thing it promises is a melodious soundtrack laced with soul-stirring numbers. The recent track to have come out is the mellifluous love ballad titled 'Meherwan'. The song crooned by Jubin Nautiyal has been getting rave reviews.

    Cinema/Showbiz Cine-Special