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Transparency is at a premium in IRDAI
  • Transparency is at a premium in IRDAI(16:32)

    Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) Transparency is certainly at a premium in cash-rich Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) that had earned over about Rs 268 crore during FY20, mostly from policyholders and has fixed deposits of over Rs 1,450 crore, a senior official said.

    Business
'Farce': AAP slams BJP's Jhuggi Samman Yatra
  • 'Farce': AAP slams BJP's Jhuggi Samman Yatra(16:24)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of disrespecting slum dwellers, Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi on Monday termed their 'Jhuggi Samman Yatra' a "farce".

    National
Shah chairs top security meet of DGPs, IGPs, intel officials
Vivo Y3s with 6.51-inch Halo FullView display launched in India
1st polio vaccination drive in Afghanistan since Taliban takeover (Ld)
I wish to play negative characters: Romil K. Sharma
Fielding coach Sridhar thanks BCCI, players before last assignment with Team India
After targeted killings, Congress holds meet on Kashmir
  • After targeted killings, Congress holds meet on Kashmir(15:40)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) After targeted killings in Kashmir, the Congress on Monday held meeting to discuss the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting held at Rahul Gandhi's residence was attended by State In-charge Rajni Patil, State President Ghulam Ahmad Mir and CWC member Tariq Hameed Karra.

    National
Cannabis oil led to lung cancer regression in octagenarian
  • Cannabis oil led to lung cancer regression in octagenarian(15:38)

    London, Oct 18 (IANS) A lung cancer patient in her 80s, who rejected conventional treatment and self-medicated with cannabidiol ('CBD') oil saw her tumour shrink, said doctors in a study published in the journal in BMJ Case Reports.

    Science/Technology Health/Medicine
Sri Lanka records over 7,000 tourist arrivals in Oct
  • Sri Lanka records over 7,000 tourist arrivals in Oct(15:38)

    Colombo, Oct 18 (IANS) Over 7,000 tourists have arrived in Sri Lanka so far this month, giving a boost to the country's tourism industry which took a blow due to the Covid-19 pandemic, local media reported on Monday.

    International South Asia
More Indians prioritise audio quality while purchasing smartphones
Myanmar remits sentences of 1,316 prisoners
Xbox mini fridge preorders to go live in US on Oct 19
Dhoni is the only person who can make me calm: Hardik Pandya
After a spate of attacks, non-local workers flee Kashmir
'Badhaai Ho' triggered an important conversation on late pregnancy: Ayushmann
'They thought I was done'; Hardik Pandya opens up on being suspended in 2019
Delhi records first death due to dengue in 2021
  • Delhi records first death due to dengue in 2021(15:22)

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Delhi has recorded the first death due to dengue in 2021 on Monday morning, according to South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) report. The report says that total 720 dengue cases have been reported so far this year.

    National Health/Medicine
Gurugram civic body plans to turn 5 roads into model ones
Japan to start trials requiring vax proof, test results at restaurants
  • Japan to start trials requiring vax proof, test results at restaurants(15:10)

    Tokyo, Oct 18 (IANS) The Japanese government said on Monday that it would start conducting trials using proof of Covid-19 vaccinations or negative test results at eateries this week, aiming to maintain economic activities while preventing the spread of infections.

    International
Abhishek Bajaj calls Donal Bisht's character most complex yet simple in 'Bigg Boss 15'
Priyanka Chopra gets wet in scuba diving pics
Nokia XR20 'rugged' smartphone launched in India
More curbs eased in Aus state
  • More curbs eased in Aus state(15:02)

    Canberra, Oct 18 (IANS) Thousands of children returned to schools in Sydney and more restrictions were eased for fully vaccinated adults on Monday, as Australia's most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) surpassed its Covid-19 inoculation target.

    International
Rahul slams govt after petrol became costlier than aviation fuel