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  • 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.

  • Dominant India thrash Malaysia 6-2 in Asia Cup
    Dhaka [Bangladesh], Oct. 20 : India thrashed Malaysia 6-2 in their Super 4s match to stay on course to make the Asia Cup 2017 Final here at the Moulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium on Thursday.

  • U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to visit India between Oct 20 to 27
    California [United States] October 19 : United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit India, between October 20 to 27, as a part of his five -nation tour that include Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Switzerland alongside.

  • 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.

  • Russian cyber interference in American elections is 'warfare': Nikki Haley
    Washington [United States] October 20 : United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley on Thursday said that Russian cyber interference in American elections is 'warfare'.

  • PM Modi conveys Diwali greetings to INSV Tarini crew
    New Delhi , Oct. 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a video call today to the crew of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini, who are currently on a mission to circumnavigate the globe.

  • Australia rejects North Korea Trump rant
    Canberra [Australia], Oct.20 : Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's extraordinary letter to the Australian Parliament and other countries as a ant against United States President Donald Trump and as a sign that Pyongyang is starting to feel the squeeze of escalated sanctions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • India condemns terror attack in Afghanistan
    New Delhi , October 19 : Condemning the attack on the Afghan National Army base in Kandahar province, India on Thursday criticised Pakistan for providing safe haven to terrorists.

  • UNICEF says Rohingya kids in Bangladesh in dire state
    Dhaka [Bangladesh], Oct. 20 : Nearly 340,000 Rohingya children are reportedly living in squalid conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, where they don't get enough food, clean water or healthcare.

  • Hafiz Saeed's house arrest extended by 30 days
    Lahore [Pakistan] October 20 : A Pakistan Court on Thursday extended Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed's house arrest for another 30 days.

  • Army is PM Modi's extended family: BJP
    Kolkata (West Bengal) / New Delhi , October 20 : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit in the Gurez Valley, stating that the soldiers at the borders is an extended part of his family.

  • Alicia Keys to return for 'The Voice' season 14
    Washington D.C [USA], October 19 : Alicia Keys is set to return to coach season 14 of NBC's 'The Voice.'

  • UAE Exchange India won Indcom Award 2017 for Best Digital Media Campaign
    Kochi (Kerala) , Oct. 20 : UAE Exchange India showcased its penchant quality and exemplary services trends in all its service verticals especially in the field of Digital media which is reigning large in the contemporary industry.

  • 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.

  • Self-harm higher in teenage girls than boys
    Washington D.C [USA], October 19 : Teenage girls are more likely to self-harm than boys, a new study suggests.