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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.

  • Andhra Pradesh to modernise agriculture technology, says CM Naidu at World Food Prize-2017 award ceremony
    Des Moines [US], Oct. 20: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has said that his government will make use of advanced technologies to turn agriculture profitable in the state.

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

  • Terrorists must surrender or face elimination, warns Afghan President Ghani
    Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct.20 : Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has warned terror outfits and terrorists operating in his country to surrender or face elimination.

  • Pak cooperation with US on counter-terrorism must be kept low, says CIA chief
    Washington D C [United States], Oct.20 : Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director, Michael Pompeo has said that if history is any guide, then expectations must be kept at a very low level when it comes to Pakistan cooperating with the United States in the fight against terrorism.

  • Quentin Tarantino admits he knew about Harvey Weinstein's alleged misconduct
    London [UK], Oct 20 : American director Quentin Tarantino admits he knew, for decades, about instances of sexual assault by his longtime friend Harvey Weinstein.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Roads filled with garbage post Diwali revelry
    New Delhi , Oct 20 : A day after the revelry of Diwali, roads of major cities of India of the country were seen littered with remains of crackers, including the national capital where the sale of crackers has been banned by the Supreme Court.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis associated with increased risk of COPD
    Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 20 : Suffering from rheumatoid arthritis? It might put you at an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

  • Xi Jinping prevented coup, claims senior official
    Hong Kong [China], Oct.20 : Chinese President Xi Jinping has been known to be severe on any act of corruption ever since he assumed office in 2012, and in the course of this campaign to end it, managed to nip an attempted coup on his rule in the bud, a senior official of the government in Beijing has claimed.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • South Korea to develop 'Frankenmissile' to counter North
    Seoul [South Korea], Oct.20 : South Korea's military establishment has informed the defence committee of the country's National Assembly, that it plans to develop a Frankenmissile to counter North Korea's escalating missile and nuclear capabilities.

  • 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.

  • Diet, exercise, early diagnosis: Key to tackle Osteoporosis
    New Delhi , Oct 20 : Healthy diet, regular exercise and most importantly early diagnosis are key to tackle a debilitating musculoskeletal condition called Osteoporosis.

  • Denmark Open: Prannoy, Srikanth, Saina to play respective QFs
    Odense [Denmark], Oct 20 : Indian tennis stars Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy will aim to book their places in the semi-finals of the ongoing Denmark Open Superseries Premier tournament when they play their respective matches on Friday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jamaat-ul-Ahrar chief Khorasani, nine associates killed by US drone strike
    Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct.20 : The chief of the militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, Umar Khalid Khorasani, and nine of his associates have been killed in a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan's Paktia province.

  • 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.

  • Clearing the myths about osteoporosis
    New Delhi , Oct 20 : India is slowly falling prey to another silent disease, akin to hypertension and heart disease, which is detected only when tests indicate a decreased bone density.

  • Senate Republicans to take big move toward 'massive' tax reform
    California [United States] October 19 : The Senate Republicans will take their first big step toward the 'massive' tax reform package that United States President Donald Trump has promised with plans to vote on a related budget plan as early as Thursday night.

  • Kathmandu lights up to celebrate Laxmi Puja
    Kathmandu [Nepal] October 20 : Nepal's capital Kathmandu on Thursday evening was illuminated with lights, as it observed the second biggest festival, Tihar's third day.

  • D-Street Diwali: Muhurat Trading kick-starts with market in red
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Oct. 19 : Ringing in the auspicious occasion of Diwali, the special trading session of Mahurat Trading flagged off at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), with the market indices opening lower.

  • Karnataka Minister conducts night inspection of road works in Bengaluru
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Oct 20 : Karnataka Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning K J George conducted an inspection in Bengaluru on Thursday night to oversee the progress of road works.

  • End distorted nativism, populist rhetoric, says Bush to Trump
    New York [United States], Oct.20 : Former United States president George W. Bush has indirectly called on incumbent White House occupant Donald Trump to end the politics of hate and populist rhetoric, and work towards getting the American economy back on track.

  • 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.

  • India appreciates Tillerson's positive evaluation of its ties with US
    New Delhi , Oct.20 : The Indian government on Friday welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's statement on Washington's existing bilateral relationship with New Delhi, describing it as a positive and optimistic assement of ties going into the future.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • De Villiers reclaims top spot in ODIs
    Dubai [UAE], Oct. 20 : Swashbuckling South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has once again grabbed the top position in the ICC ODI Player Rankings for Batsmen.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pak PM to hand over D-8 chairmanship to Turkey
    Istanbul [Turkey], Oct.20 : Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will hand over the chairmanship of the 8 Developing Countries (D-8) to Turkey today during the ninth summit of the group.

  • Australia, England set for high-profile ICC Women's C'ship series
    Dubai [UAE], Oct 20 : There will be a lot at stake when defending champions Australia take on world champions England in the ICC Women's Championship, which not only promises an early advantage to the winners but also the top place in the team rankings.

  • On campaign trail, Obama trashes Republican candidate for Virginia Governor
    Washington D C [United States], Oct.20 : Ending nine months of self-imposed political silence, former United States President Barack Obama came out all guns blazing in support of Democratic candidate for Virginia Governor Ralph S. Northam in Richmond.

  • Kerala Tourism thanks Taj Mahal for 'Inspiring Millions Discover India'
    Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , October 19 : The Kerala Tourism Department took to Twitter thanking the iconic Taj Mahal for 'inspiring millions to discover India', post the recent controversies by some ministers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Uttar Pradesh, who spoke against the monument and questioned its importance as a heritage symbol.

  • N. Korea threatens U.S. of 'unimaginable' nuclear strike
    Pyongyang [North Korea] October 20 : North Korea has threatened the United States of an unimaginable nuclear strike for conducting military exercises with South Korea in the waters off the Korean peninsula.

  • Sharif pleads not guilty in Flagship Investments court indictment
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Oct.20 : Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif was indicted by an accountability court on Friday in a reference related to Flagship Investments and other offshore companies.

  • BJP condemns 'misconceptions' about GST, demonetisation in 'Mersal'
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Oct 20 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tamil Nadu chief Tamilisai Soundararajan has condemned the 'misconceptions' about central government's schemes and Hindu religion projected in Tamil movie Mersal, and called for a removal of such representations.

  • Bajaj Finserv slashes personal loan interest rate to 11.99 percent
    Pune (Maharashtra) , Oct. 20 : To make this festive season brighter, Bajaj Finserv, through its lending arm, Bajaj Finance Ltd., is offering personal loan at a special interest rate of 11.99 percent for a loan value of Rs. 12 lakh and above.

  • Now, Lupita Nyong'o accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment
    Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 20 : The latest Hollywood actress to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment is '12 Years a Slave' star Lupita Nyong'o.

  • Checking for breast cancer: Breast self-examination
    New Delhi , Oct 20 : Breast cancer is the commonest cancer seen in Indian women. It contributes to 32 pc of women related cancers. 1 in 29 women in India have a life time risk of developing breast cancer.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hafeez reported for suspect bowling action for the third time
    Dubai [UAE], Oct. 20 : Pakistan's off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

  • FBI, Russia colluded to pay for dossier on his Kremlin links, suggests Trump
    Washington [United States] October 20 : United States President Trump on Thursday suggested that the FBI may have had a hand in creating an intelligence dossier that alleged ties between Russia and Trump's presidential campaign.

  • Lankan players refusing Lahore visit to miss entire T20I series
    Colombo [Sri Lanka], Oct 20 : The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has conveyed to the national selectors that the players, who will refuse to travel to Pakistan for the T20I in Lahore, will not be considered for the preceding two matches of the series to be played in Abu Dhabi.

  • Chris Lynn pens down new five-year BBL deal with Brisbane Heat
    Melbourne [Australia], Oct. 20 : Australian batsman Chris Lynn has signed a five-year million-dollar deal with the Big Bash League (BBL) franchise, Brisbane Heat.

  • Mrs Mathrubootham is here
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Oct. 20 : Mr Mathrubootham has been writing in the Hindu and he says it is all going viral. I was really scared that some mind disease or something it is. Then he said, ayyo paithiyam or what you are? Means mad or what. He says Hindu is publishing all letters he writes and people are loving it. So I read off the letters. Ayyo, people have too much time in this country listening to this old man and his chumma rantings about politics and my friends. Hindu has enough reading material in its pages for four people to read at same time, No? Why this letter by Mr M then?

  • Four Ruchi Soya plants honoured with national safety awards
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Oct.20 : Ruchi Soya has been recognized for its initiatives and implementation of safety measures with four of its plants receiving coveted national safety awards.

  • 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.

  • U.S. delegates wish for a joyful Diwali
    Washington [United States] October 20 : Various U.S. delegates took to Twitter to wish the people around the world a very happy Diwali.

  • 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.

  • With better nutrition, baby can `reverse` ill-effects of maternal diet
    Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 20 : While earlier reports suggest that a mother's diet during pregnancy may put her baby at risk of various diseases, a new study claims this effect can be reversed.

  • Nagapattinam building collapse: CM Palaniswami announces compensation
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Oct 20 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami on Friday announced a compensation of Rs. 7.5 lakh for next of kin of the eight transport workers, who lost their lives in Nagapattinam building collapse.

  • John Kelly rebukes Trump's critics over military death
    Washington [United States] October 20 : White House chief of staff John Kelly has rebuked the critics of United States President Donald Trump's handling of the families of fallen U.S. military heroes.