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Panipat: Brother-in-law of Haryana singer admits to murder
Panipat (Haryana), Oct. 20: Brother-in-law of Haryana singer, Harshita Dahiya has accepted to be behind her murder during interrogation. Read Full Story

Dharmendra Pradhan launches Odisha's first PNG supply in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Oct 20 : Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday inaugurated Odisha's first PNG (Piped Natural Gas) project in Bhubaneswar. Read Full Story

Zeliangrong community celebrates Silver Jubilee in Delhi
New Delhi , Oct. 20 : The Zeliangrong community, one of the biggest Naga communities, recently celebrated its silver jubilee showcasing its rich cultural ethos in New Delhi. Read Full Story

Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar resigns from post
New Delhi , Oct. 20 : Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar resigned from his post on Friday. Read Full Story

PM Modi blaming others to hide his govt.'s failures: Congress
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Oct. 20 : Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of backing away from responsibilities by shifting blame and slamming Opposition at every failure of the ruling dispensation at the Centre. Read Full Story

Ask from Vijay Bahuguna, not UPA: Harish Rawat tell PM Modi
Rudraprayag (Uttarakhand) , Oct. 20 : Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat on Friday hit back at Narendra Modi for alleging that he was not allowed to help in the revamping of Kedarnath Temple after 2013 flood, saying that the matter is between the Prime Minister and then Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna and there is no point dragging the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in it. Read Full Story

BJP MP undertakes post Diwali cleanliness drive in Bhopal
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , Oct 20 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker Alok Sanjar stepped down on Bhopal streets on Friday to clean the litters of last night Diwali celebrations. Read Full Story

Delhi's air quality this Diwali is better, says CPCB
New Delhi , October 20 : The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Friday reported that the pollution levels in Delhi are lower compared to the air quality recorded during Diwali in 2016. Read Full Story

BSF, ITBP jawans celebrate Diwali
New Delhi , October 20 : On the occasion of Diwali, the Border Security Force (BSF) celebrated the festival at India-Bangladesh border by lighting candles and sharing of sweets in West Bengal's Siliguri. Read Full Story

Amarinder Singh transfers RSS leader Ravinder Gosain's murder case to NIA
Chandigarh (Punjab) , October 20 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday confirmed that on the request of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), he has ordered transfer of leader Ravinder Gosain's murder case to National Investigation Agency (NIA). Read Full Story

PM Modi to today visit Kedarnath temple
Kedarnath (Uttarakhand) , Oct. 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to visit Kedarnath Temple in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand on Friday. Read Full Story

Chidambaram's comment on EC not appropriate: Gujarat CM
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) , Oct. 20 : Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has said that senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram's comment on the Election Commission (EC) is not appropriate. Read Full Story

Take measures against terrorism: Cong on PM's Diwali celebration Gurez Valley
New Delhi , October 20 : The Congress on Friday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Gurez Valley, asserting that instead of spending time with the soldiers, the latter should take measure to combat terrorism. Read Full Story

Man made to spit and lick in Bihar
Nalanda (Bihar), Oct 19 : In a bizarre incident, an elderly-looking man was allegedly made to spit and lick as a punishment for entering the Sarpanch's house without knocking. Read Full Story

PM Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath Temple
Kedarnath (Uttarakhand) , Oct. 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Read Full Story

Promote Uttarakhand as major tourist destination: PM Modi
Kedarnath (Uttarakhand) , Oct. 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday pitched for the development of the Uttarakhand state in an endeavour to make it a major tourist destination of the country. Read Full Story

Documentary film-making workshop organised in Kashmir
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Oct. 20 : A workshop on documentary film-making was organised in Srinagar for media students of the Kashmir Valley. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: Half-buried farmers continue protest on Diwali
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , Oct 20 : Farmers in Jaipur's Neendar village, who have been protesting government's acquisition of their lands by burying themselves partially in pits, continued with their protest on the occasion of Diwali. Read Full Story

Police constable shot dead in MP
Chhatarpur (Madhya Pradesh) , Oct 20 : A police constable, identified as Balmukund Prajapati, of Madhya Pradesh's Chhatarpur area was shot dead late Thursday night. Read Full Story

Bihar Cabinet Minister condemns Nalanda incident; assures punishment
Patna (Bihar) , October 20 : Bihar Cabinet Minister Nand Kishore Yadav on Friday condemned the Nalanda incident and assured that culprits will be booked. Read Full Story

2 killed, 4 injured during drunken brawl in Baghpat
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh) , Oct. 20 : Two people killed and four others were injured during drunken brawl late on Thursday night in Baghpat's Gangnauli village. Read Full Story

Six injured as bridge collapses in Himachal Pradesh
Chamba (Himachal Pradesh) , October 20 : At least six people were injured after a concrete bridge, linking Chamba town in Himachal Pradesh with Pathankot in Punjab, collapsed on Thursday due to sheer negligence. Read Full Story

AQI recorded 'severe' in Delhi after Diwali celebrations
New Delhi , Oct. 20 : Even after the Supreme Court's ban on the sale of the firecrackers in New Delhi, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in most of the places of Delhi-NCR was recorded above 400, post Diwali celebration. Read Full Story

EC has authorised PM to announce date of Gujarat polls: Chidambaram
New Delhi , Oct. 20 : Former finance minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram has questioned the Election Commission's (EC) decision of not announcing the dates for Gujarat elections. Read Full Story

Maharashtra govt releases Rs 4,000 crore under farm loan waiver scheme
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Oct 19 : The Maharashtra government on Thursday released Rs 4,000 crores under the first phase of the farm loan waiver scheme. It is expected to benefit more than eight lakh farmers of the state. Read Full Story

Bastar Police celebrates Diwali with villagers with fervour
Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), Oct 19 : Chhattisgarh's Bastar Police yesterday celebrated the festival of lights, Diwali, in Naxal prone area with villagers and the security forces that are combating against Naxalism. Read Full Story

Fire breaks out at LIC building in Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal), Oct 19 : A massive fire broke out at Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) building in Kolkata's Jawaharlal Nehru Road on Thursday morning. Read Full Story

Sushma gifts medical visas to Pak patients on Diwali
New Delhi , October 19 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the occasion of Diwali assured to give clearance to all pending medical visa applications. Read Full Story

BJP creating divisiveness in society: BSP
New Delhi , Oct. 19 : The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar of creating divisiveness in society by declaring that the Taj Mahal had been built over a Hindu Temple. Read Full Story

PM Modi to celebrate Diwali with army soldiers in Gurez
New Delhi , Oct. 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be celebrating Diwali with Indian Army soldiers in North Kashmir's Bandipora district. Read Full Story

Stand out from the crowd this festive season
New Delhi , Oct 19 : Festivals bring in a lot of excitement and merriment bringing with them the spirit of dressing up! Every day leading up to Diwali and after is special in the festive calendar. Read Full Story

No one can question my faith: Yogi slams Oppn. for criticising Diwali celebrations
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) , Oct. 19 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday slammed the Opposition for criticizing the grand Diwali celebrations which took place in the temple town of Ayodhya Yesterday. Read Full Story

MSRTC strike enters third day
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , October 19 : Strike by the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) demading implementation of 7th pay commission entered its third day on Thursday. Read Full Story

Fire breaks out in Mumbai mall
Mumbai (Maharshtra) , October 19 : Fire broke out at a cloth shop at Om Gopal Mall in Dadar area of Mumbai, late last night around 1:30am. Read Full Story

BJP flogging dead horse, says Congress on Bofors
New Delhi , October 19 : Congress on Wednesday observed that Bharatiya Janata Party raising the Bofors case is like flogging the dead horse. Read Full Story

Taj Mahal sits on stolen property: Subramanian Swamy
New Delhi , October 19 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said he has access to documents that suggest the property where Taj Mahal was built was stolen by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan from kings of Jaipur. Read Full Story

Rajput Karni Sena destroys 'Padmavati' rangoli, threathen further disruption
Surat (Gujarat) , October 19 : Rajput Karni Sena on Wednesday threatened to further disrupt the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmavati', two days after its members vandalised a 'Rangoli' inspired by the movie at a mall in Surat. Read Full Story

Balasore firecracker explosion: Odisha CM announces ex-gratia of Rs two lakh
Odisha (Balasor) , October 18 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced ex-gratia of Rs two lakh for the kin of deceased and Rs. 50,000 for those injured in Balasore firecracker explosion. Read Full Story

Swaraj grants visa to ailing Pakistani nationals
New Delhi , October 18 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has once again extended her helping hand and granted medical visa to five Pakistani nationals. Read Full Story

HP Polls: Congress releases list of 59 candidates
New Delhi , October 18 : The Congress Party on Wednesday released a list of 59 candidates for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections. Read Full Story

Eight killed in explosion while making firecrackers in Odisha
Balasore (Odisha) , October 18 : At least eight people were killed and over 20 injured in an explosion while making crackers at Bahabalpur in Odisha's Balasore district. Read Full Story

J-K: Cop shot dead by terrorists in Pulwama
Pulwama (J-K) , October 18 : A police personnel was shot dead by terrorists at his residence in Tral area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. Read Full Story

Bhubaneswar to get Piped Natural Gas supply by 2019
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , October 18 : Odisha will soon be able to use Piped Natural Gas (PNG), an eco-friendly and safe fuel. Read Full Story

New Book The Indian Space Programme Details India's Incredible Journey From the Third World Towards the First
MANCHESTER, England: Astrotalkuk Publications announces the release of a new non-fiction book from Gurbir Singh that charts the story of how India is using space technology to drive a developing nation into the 21st century. Read Full Story

AIIMS denies father's claim of not providing medical services to daughter
Patna (Bihar) , Oct 18 : The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Patna has denied the claim made by a man that her daughter died after she was refused medical services at the hospital here. Read Full Story

My husband killed my sister: Sister of Haryanvi Singer Harshita Dahiya
Panipat (Haryana) Oct. 18 : Sister of Harshita Dahiya on Wednesday accused her husband of killing the Haryanvi singer. Read Full Story

Illegal sex-determination: BJP MLAs accused of refraining arrest of guilty doctors
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) Oct. 18 : Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs have been allegedly accused of not letting officials detain doctors blamed for conducting illegal pre-natal sex-determination test. Read Full Story

Adityanath more concerned on celebrating Diwali, not checking medical care: Lalu
Patna (Bihar) , October 18 : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday criticised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's visit to Ayodhya to celebrate Dilwali stating that Adityanath more concerned on going to Ayodhya to celebrate Diwali than looking into medical care and development in his state. Read Full Story

Hyderabad: A self styled god man held for sexually assaulting a woman
Hyderabad Oct. 18 : The Hyderabad Police arrested a self-styled god man for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman. Read Full Story

Yuvraj Singh, mother, brother booked for domestic violence by sister-in-law Akanksha
Gurugram (New Delhi) , October 18 : Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, along with mother Shabnam and brother Zorawar, are booked for domestic violence by former Bigg Boss contestant and sister-in-law Akanksha on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Delhi Metro services to be available till 10 pm on Diwali
New Delhi , October 18 : The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Thursday said that the train services will remain open till 10 p.m. on the occasion of Diwali. Read Full Story

Uttar Pradesh: 2 killed, over 18 injured in bus collision in Sambhal
Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh) , October 18 : At least two persons were killed and more than 18 were injured on Wednesday morning in a collision between two Roadways buses in Gunnaur area of Sambhal district in Uttar Pradesh. Read Full Story

Better to burst balloon on Diwali, than firecracker: Tej Pratap
Patna (Bihar) Oct. 18 : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tej Pratap Yadav on Wednesday suggested people to better blow up balloons and burst them, rather than burning firecracker on the occasion of Diwali. Read Full Story

SRFTI rusticates 14 female students for occupying male hostel rooms
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Oct.18 : In an unprecedented move, authorities of the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) rusticated 14 female students for refusing to vacate rooms in hostels meant for male students. Read Full Story

Panipat: Police begins investigation in Haryana singer murder case
Panipat (Haryana) Oct. 18 : The Panipat Police on Wednesday began investigation in singer Harshita Dahiya murder case. Read Full Story

UP CM Adityanath to celebrate Diwali in Ayodhya
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) , October 18 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is all set to celebrate Diwali in Ayodhya, the land of Lord Rama. Read Full Story

Here are some fresh Diwali looks straight from Runway
Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 18 : People eagerly wait for Diwali every year to dress up, eat sweets and have some awesome time with family and friends. Read Full Story

Maha Transport Strike: Staff demands implementation of 7th pay commission
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , October 18 : Employees of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC), who went on an indefinite strike on October 17, are demanding the implementation of 7th pay commission. Read Full Story

Odisha: One died, three injured after fire broke out in cracker shop
Rourkela (Odisha) Oct. 18 : One died and three others were injured after fire broke out in a cracker shop located at a market in Rourkela, which took place in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Read Full Story

J-K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Balakote, Manjakot sector
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) , October 18 : The Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire in Balakote sector of Poonch, and Manjakot sector of Rajouri, Wednesday morning. Read Full Story

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