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Tomar launches preparation framework for block, dist developmental plans
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday unveiled a preparation framework for block and district developmental plans for rural local bodies.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Assam, Mizoram Home Secretaries to meet to resolve border row
Silchar (Assam)/Aizawl, Oct 20 (IANS) The Home Secretaries of Assam and Mizoram would hold a meeting on Wednesday to resolve the fortnight-long border trouble even as the latter said that they are exploring the possibilities of transporting essential goods through Manipur and Tripura, and even via neighbouring Myanmar and Bangladesh.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Andhra urges Centre to expedite Bhogapuram airport's construction
Amaravati, Oct 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy has urged the Centre to expedite the construction of the Bhogapuram airport near Visakhapatnam.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Massive fire burns records at Patna's Secretariat, RJD cries foul
Patna, Oct 20 (IANS) A massive fire broke out at the state Secretariat here, resulting in the destruction of files, records and documents of the Bihar Rural Development Department, even as the opposition RJD on Tuesday smelt a conspiracy to "destroy evidence of scams during the NDA rule".
2020-10-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smriti Irani launches developmental projects in Rae Bareli
Rae Bareli (UP), Oct 20 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday inaugurated various developmental projects in Rae Bareli and said that the government is working towards the completion of the development works that have remained pending for years.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
In a first, Punjab Assembly rejects Centre's farm laws (2nd Ld)
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) In a first in the country, the legislative Assembly in Punjab led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday unanimously passed three legislations and formally rejected the Centre's 'black' agricultural laws brought by the BJP-led Union government.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
10% hike in expenditure limits for Lok Sabha and Assembly polls
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections and bypolls in other states amid coronavirus pandemic, the poll expenditure limit of candidates in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections has been increased by 10 per cent. The limit was upwardly revised by the Centre after consultations with the Election Commission of India.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Azerbaijan-Turkey-Pakistan: A New Axis of Evil Against Armenia & India
The roots of the conflict in Artsakh
2020-10-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA offers to quit if charges are proved
Lakhimpur Kheri, Oct 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Lokendra Pratap Singh said on Tuesday that he is willing to resign if the allegations levelled against him are found to be true.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
81 candidates in fray for by-polls to 8 assembly seats in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO)'s office has finalised the list of 81 candidates who will be contesting the Gujarat by-elections for the eight vacant seats in the Assembly. The by-elections, slated to be held on November 3, have been necessitated by the resignations of Congress legislators.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Barbaric to threaten rape of Sethupathi's daughter: Kanimozhi
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) DMK leader Kanimozhi on Tuesday demanded police take action against the person who had issued a rape threat against actor Vijay Sethupathi's daughter.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Don't appreciate Kamal Nath's 'unfortunate' remark: Rahul
New Delhi/Wayanad, Oct 20 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that he "did not appreciate" the 'item' remark used by party senior leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath for state's Dalit woman Minister Imarti Devi.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDA leaders desperate as Grand Alliance gains ground: Tejashwi
Patna, Oct 20 (IANS) RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday claimed that National Democratic Alliance leaders were "desperate and disappointed" as the Grand Alliance had gained political ground in the run-up to the Assembly elections.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
290 ex-security official sign endorsement letter for Biden
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) At least 291 former US national security officials have signed a letter endorsing Democratic nominee Joe Biden for President, it was announced on Tuesday.
2020-10-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
BJP defends Goa Dy CM in porn message controversy, Oppn demands sacking
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Goa Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar over the ongoing porn Whatsapp message controversy, even as the ruling BJP defended him, saying that the party respects women and that efforts were on to defame Kavlekar.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Centre has a tendency to use agencies as political weapons: Rahul
Wayanad, Oct 20 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi, the Congress MP from Wayanad, Kerala, on Tuesday said the Centre has a tendency to use national agencies as political weapons.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Sidhu slams Punjab govt over farmers' issues
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) All is not well within the Punjab Congress as former cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has sharpened his attack on Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on the issue of farmers.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Florida breaks 1st-day early voting record
Miami, Oct 20 (IANS) Florida, a key battleground US state, broke its record for in-person early voting for the November 3 presidential election, with at least 350,000 people casting their ballots.
2020-10-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Senate Republicans eyeing Oct 26 for final vote on Barrett
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Senate Republicans were eyeing October 26 to cast a final vote to confirm US President Donald Trump's nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, it was reported.
2020-10-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
UK Health Minister pictured without mask in chauffeur-driven car
London, Oct 20 (IANS) UK Health Minister Matt Hancock has come under fire after he was photographed without a mask in a chauffeur-driven car, media reports said on Tuesday.
2020-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Delhi CM announces Rs 15 cr for flood-hit Telangana, KCR grateful
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced Rs 15 crore financial assistance to flood-hit Telangana.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
PM Modi to address nation at 6 p.m. on Tuesday
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he will be sharing a message with the country at 6 p.m. on Tuesday where he is expected to make an important announcement. There is a possibility that he might inform the people about the ongoing war against the corona pandemic.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN Ministers meet Guv over govt school students' reservation bill
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) A group of Tamil Nadu Ministers on Tuesday called upon Governor Banwarilal Purohit and sought his early assent for the Bill providing 7.5 per cent reservation to state government school students in medical colleges.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Deadline looms over Manchester to impose stricter Covid-19 curbs
Manchester, Oct 20 (IANS) The UK government has given the Mayor of Manchester until Tuesday midday to reach a deal over moving to tier-three or the strictest Covid-19 restrictions, according to media reports.
2020-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
FIR against deceased gangster Vikas Dubey, 2 others, in cheating case
Kanpur (UP), Oct 20 (IANS) More than three months after he was killed, gangster Vikas Dubey has been named in an FIR lodged on charges of cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property by the Kanpur police along with his accomplice Mahesh Dikshit and latter's now-deceased wife Vijay Lakshmi.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Naidu should have remembered backward classes when in power: YSRCP
Amaravati, Oct 20 (IANS) A day after the TDP appointed backward class leader Kinjarapu Atchannaidu as the party's state unit President, YSRCP's Rajya Sabha member Vijaysai Reddy on Tuesday said that former CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu should have remembered the backward classes when he was in power.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Trump closes in on Biden's lead in Pennsylvania: Poll
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump was closing in on his Democratic rival Joe Biden's lead in Pennsylvania, a key battleground state that could alter the results of a presidential election, a new poll has revealed.
2020-10-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Expose BJP's dishonesty, says Cong on Punjab farm Bills
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Even as Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday presented four Bills in the Vidhan Sabha to negate what were dubbed as "anti-farmer" central laws on agriculture, the Congress said the "revolutionary" proposed laws exposed the BJP's "dishonesty".
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cong, RJD believe in dynastic politics: UP CM
Patna, Oct 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that both the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal -- which are part of the Grand Alliance in Bihar -- believed in "dynastic politics" and promoted only family members of their respective leaders.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Shivraj's 5 months outweigh Kamal Nath's 15: Scindia (IANS interview)
Bhopal, Oct 20 (IANS) BJP Rajya Sabha member Jyotiraditya Scindia has launched a scathing attack on Kamal Nath and said that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's five months in power outweighed the 15-month rule of his Congress predecessor who he claimed headed a "disruptive" government in the state.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Kuwait airport submits plan to end travel ban
Kuwait City, Oct 20 (IANS) Authorities at the Kuwait International Airport have submitted a proposal to end the travel ban and enforce a mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine in the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic, it was reported.
2020-10-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Facing oppn over new IIT campus, BJP invokes Parrikar's legacy
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Facing opposition over the upcoming Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Goa campus in Guleli village, the BJP on Tuesday invoked memories of late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, saying the institution could be seen as his legacy.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Israel to sign visa exemption agreement with UAE
Tel Aviv, Oct 20 (IANS) Following the September 15 US-brokered normalization deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the two countries are scheduled to sign a visa exemption agreement on Tuesday, according to officials.
2020-10-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics
66 Indian visit visa holders still stranded at Dubai airport
Dubai, Oct 20 (IANS) At least 66 Indians with visit visas were still stranded at the Dubai International Airport for failing to meet the required entry regulations, according to diplomats.
2020-10-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
Hong Kong to relax social-distancing rules
Hong Kong, Oct 20 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday announced that her government could slightly relax some of the incumbent social-distancing rules aimed at allowing the revival of local tours and social activities such as weddings.
2020-10-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Cong revs up for 'tractor yatras' to counter BJP on farm laws
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The opposition Congress plans to hold 'tractor rallies' across the country in November in line with Rahul Gandhi's similar endeavour in Punjab and Haryana earlier this month in order to counter the BJP's efforts to drum up support for the three central farm laws.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump slams Fauci, calls him 'disaster'
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) During a call with his re-election campaign staff, US President Donald Trump slammed Anthony Fauci, America's top infectious disease expert, and called the latter "a disaster".
2020-10-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Not afraid of my govt's dismissal: Punjab CM on negating farm laws (Ld)
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Presenting four Bills formulated by his government in the Punjab Assembly to negate the three central farm laws, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday warned of threat to national security peace and asserted that he was prepared to resign or be dismissed rather than bow to "injustice to Punjab's farmers".
2020-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Why residents of this Hyderabad colony procuring boats
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) With heavy rains and flash floods inundating Hyderabad's Nadeem Colony, authorities pressed into service a few boats for rescue and relief operations, but a week later a couple of boats are still seen floating in the flooded waters in the area.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kerala local body polls likely to be held in December
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) The postponed local body polls in Kerala in all likelihood are going to be held during the first week of December, according to sources.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Don't go out without a mask, says B'desh govt
Dhaka, Oct 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has advised the citizens of the country to refrain from going outside without wearing a mask due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and in an effort to curb the virus spread, the media reported.
2020-10-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Roadmap needed for SL's targeted Covid-19 recovery
Colombo, Oct 20 (IANS) A robust government roadmap was required for Sri Lanka's targeted recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic in an effort to increase the island nation's share of exports and fast-track existing foreign investments, a new report said.
2020-10-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Punjab CM moves draft resolution to reject Centre's farm laws
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) In a move to protect the state's farmers and agriculture, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday presented in the Vidhan Sabha a draft resolution rejecting outright the Centre's "anti-farmer" laws and the proposed electricity amendment Bill, with an appeal to all parties to rise above political interests in the spirit of saving the agrarian state.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Contact groups discuss disputed issues over Afghan peace
Doha, Oct 20 (IANS) Members of the contact groups of both sides of the Afghan peace negotiations met in Doha and discussed the disputed issues in an effort to establish procedural rules and an agenda for the delayed direct talks, a government delegate said.
2020-10-20
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Microphones at upcoming US prez debate to be muted
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The microphones of US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden will be muted during segments of Thursday's presidential debate, the last direct face-off before the November 3 election, it was announced.
2020-10-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary tests Covid positive
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 20 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal vice president Jayant Chaudhary has tested positive for Covid-19.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sidhu's fans greet him on birthday, see him future CM
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Social media was agog with greetings to cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Sidhu on his 57th birthday on Tuesday with many seeing him as the future Chief Minister of Punjab.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
N.Korean media slams Seoul-US defence talks
Seoul, Oct 20 (IANS) A North Korean media outlet on Tuesday slammed South Korea for its recent defence talks with the US, terming the discussions as a "reckless scheme to crush its own race with its master".
2020-10-20
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
UP emerged as top tourist destination in 2019
Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has emerged at the top position for attracting the highest number of domestic tourists in 2019.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UP achieves MGNREGS annual target in 6 months
Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has set a record of creating 26.1 crore man-days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in just six months against the annual target of 26 crore.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics