ତୀର୍ଥଯାତ୍ରୀ ଗାଡି ଦୁର୍ଘଟଣାଗ୍ରସ୍ତ : 9 ଆହତ

ବାଲେଶ୍ୱର ଜିଲ୍ଲା ସୋର ଥାନା ଅନ୍ତର୍ଗତ ତଳନଗର ନିକଟରେ ଏକ ତୀର୍ଥଯାତ୍ରୀ ଗାଡ଼ି ରାସ୍ତା କଡ଼ରେ ଠିଆ ହୋଇଥିବା ଟ୍ରକ୍‌ ପଛପଟକୁ ଧକ୍କା ଦେବାରୁ 9 ଜଣ ତୀର୍ଥଯାତ୍ରୀ ଆହତ ହୋଇଛନ୍ତି । ସେମାନଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ 3 ଜଣଙ୍କ ଅବସ୍ଥା ଗୁରୁତର ରହିଛି । ସେମାନଙ୍କୁ ବାଲେଶ୍ୱର ଡାକ୍ତରଖାନାକୁ ସ୍ଥାନାନ୍ତର କରାଯାଇଛି । ଭୋର ପ୍ରାୟ 3ଟା ବେଳେ ଏହି ଦୁର୍ଘଟଣା ଘଟିଛି । ଗୁଜୁରାଟ ଆରବାଲି ଜିଲ୍ଲାରୁ 9 ଜଣ ଯାତ୍ରୀ ଏକ ୱିଙ୍ଗରରେ ପୁରୀ ଯାଉଥିଲେ । ଏହି ସମୟରେ ତାଳନଗର ନିକଟରେ ଗୋଟିଏ ଟ୍ରକ୍‌ ପଛରେ ପିଟି ହୋଇଥିଲା ।

1 killed, 7 hurt after 6 vehicles collide in Goa

One person died while seven others were injured after six vehicles collided with one another at Old Goa bypass on Thursday. According to police, a total of eight persons were injured in the accident. They were admitted to Goa Medical College (GMC) and Hospital. While one passed away during treatment and seven were undergoing treatment. Condition of two were stated to be critical.

Landmine weighing 20 kgs recovered by Chatra Police

Police has recovered a powerful landmine weighing 20 kgs from the Baniadiah main road under Rajpur Police Station area of this district. Chatra SP Akhilesh P Beriyer said that to create disturbance in the election process and inflict damage on the security forces, the maoists had planted the bomb however its timely recovery is a big bonus for the police.  Later, a bomb disposal squad defused the bomb.

J&K LG hints at conduct of Assembly polls soon

Asking the police personnel to be prepared for a big responsibility, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu on Thursday hinted at early conduct of Assembly polls in the Union Territory.
“J&K is a UT with Legislature and soon, elections will be held and for that matter, exercise has already begun,” Mr Murmu said.

JD(S) releases first list for K’taka bypolls

The Janata Dal (Secular) on Thursday released its first list of 10 candidates for the upcoming by-elections on 15 assembly constituencies scheduled to be held on December 5. According to the party’s statement, the party has fielded Devaraju from Krishnarajpet, Javarayi Gowda from Yeshwanthpur, Mallikarjun from Ranebennur, Anjappa Jatappa from Hirekerur, NM Nabi from Vijayanagar, KP Bache Gowda from Chikkaballapura, Krishna Murthy from Krishnarajapuram, C Somashekar from Hunsur, Tanveer Ahmed from Shivajinagar and Chaitra Gowda from Yellapur. 

Marathi film ‘Girlz’ to be released on Nov 29

After two successful Marathi films ‘Boys’ and ‘Boys 2’ by the Vishal Sakaram Devrukhkar, ‘Girlz’ marathi film of three girls will hit the screen across the state on November 29.
Interacting with media, Vishal Dwevrukhkar on Wednesday said that the film was on the different types personalities ‘girlz’ who were met together as friends and tried to focus on relationship of human life and relations with parents.

AgustaWestland case: CBI to soon file charge sheet

Justice Anu Malhotra of the Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed Central Bureau of Investigation to file a reply on a bail application on behalf of Christian Michel, an alleged middleman in the high-profile Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland deal case.  Michel was extradited from Dubai last year and is now lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with alleged irregularities in the AgustaWestland case.

 

NU row: EC announces rollback in hostel fee

After two days of students protest, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Executive Committee on Wednesday announced major roll-back in the hostel fee and other stipulations. Higher Education Secretary R Subrahmanyam taking to micro-blogging site Twitter said, “#JNU Executive Committee on Wednesday announced major roll-back in the hostel fee and other stipulations. Also proposes a scheme for economic assistance to the EWS students. Time to get back to classes.@HRDMinistry.”

 

Rupee dropped 63 paise against USD; 9-week-low

The Rupee on Wednesday heavily down by 63 paise to 72.09, nine-week-low
on brisk demand for US Dollars by bankers and importers, dealers at the Forex Market said. In opening trade, the domestic unit slipped by 25 paise to 71.71.
Till the end of the session, it dropped 63 paise to 72.09 as compared to its last close.

Four drug peddlers nabbed in Fatehabad

 Haryana police has arrested four persons in separate cases on the charges of drug-peddling and seized 1.05 kg of opium and 20 gram heroin from their possession in Fatehabad district.
A team of Special Staff while conducting checking near village Bhirdana area recovered 1.05 kg opium and 20 gram of heroin. olice has arrested four persons from raid.

KEC International wins orders of Rs 2,255 cr

Infrastructure Major, KEC International Ltd said that it has secured new orders of Rs 2,255 crore from its various businesses. It bagged the new orders across Transmission & Distribution business of Rs 885 crore in India, a release said.
Mr Vimal Kejriwal, MD & CEO, KEC International Ltd. commented, “We are delighted with the prestigious order win from DMRC.

 

Six killed, 37 injured as bus plunges off cliff in Peru

At least six people were killed and 37 injured, after a passenger bus plunged off a cliff in Peru, local media reported on Tuesday. The accident took place late on Monday, as the passenger bus was heading from Puno to Juliaca, Sputnik reported. The investigation is ongoing, and the number of casualties may later rise. In early October, 23 people were killed in a bus crash in the southern Cusco region.

 

Journalist Maramakal appointed as K’taka CM’s political advisor

Senior journalist M B Marmakal was appointed as the political advisor to Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Wednesday. According to a notification issued, Mr Marmakal was appointed in his new role with cabinet status. He had retired as the assistant editor of Times of India and was heading the Mysuru bureau for over two decades. (UNI)

Three members of a family shot dead in Bihar

Three members of a family were shot dead by their relative at Machaha village under Singhaul police station area in the district last night. Police said here today that one Kunal Singh, his wife Kanchan Singh and daughter Sonam Kumari were shot dead by his cousin Vikas Singh. The motive behind triple murder was yet unknown. The bodies had been sent for autopsy. Further investigation was on.

 

Rahul Gandhi greets everyone on Diwali

Congress leader and MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi on Sunday extended Diwali greetings to everyone. In his message he said that may everyone be blessed with peace and happiness on the occasion of Diwali. ‘ Wishing each and every one of you a #HappyDeepavali. May you be blessed with peace & happiness’, he tweeted.

At least 35 people killed in bus accident in western Saudi Arabia – Reports

At least 35 were killed and four others were wounded in a bus accident in the west of Saudi Arabia, media reported, citing police, early on Thursday. The SPA news agency reported, citing a police spokesperson, that the bus had crashed into a heavy vehicle in the settlement of Al Akhal in the Medina region.The police spokesperson said that there were citizens of several Arab and Asian countries inside the bus.

Middle aged jeweller found murdered in Delhi

A jeweller was allegedly murdered in Delhi’s Dwarka area in the early hours on Wednesday. A PCR call was received at around 0236 hours at PS Dabri and the injured was shifted to a hospital where he was declared brought dead.
According to local sources , it is suspected that the deceased’s throat was allegedly slit by someone who entered the house while other family members were asleep. The deceased has been identified as 37-year-old Lalit Aggarwal, a resident of Madhu Vihar near Sai Baba Mandir.

Hong Kong police use tear gas to disperse angry protesters : reports

Hong Kong police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protesters near Admiralty and the Legislative Council, local media reported. The organizers of the protests canceled Saturday’s demonstration in Hong Kong after the police had turned down the request for holding it. Despite this, hundreds of people took to the streets and paralyzed several central districts in the city.

China’s AI chip market to exceed 12 bln yuan in 2019: report

China’s market of Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips is expected to reach 12.4 billion yuan (about 1.73 billion US dollars) in 2019, a 50-percent year-on-year growth, according to a report. Chips are one of the core technologies of the AI industry. China’s AI chip market hit 8 billion yuan last year, said the report published by CCID Consulting, a leading Chinese think tank, at the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference.

Bank Merger: UFBU stage protest in Delhi

Members of United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on Saturday staged protest here, against the major policy decision taken by the Government on amalgamation of 18 Public Sector Banks into four banks in an effort to impart them with a globally competitive edge. AIBEA said the ‘big bang’ announcement by  govt that 10 Public Sector Banks (PSBs) be merged into four Banks,is a ‘wrong decision’.

Heritage demolished around Sri Jagannath temple could be saved and preserved- INTACH

The Odisha chapter of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) today said loss of heritage in the ongoing demolition around the Sri Jagannat temple, are an integral part of the Jagannath culture.
Some of the structures now being demolished for the safety and security of the temple could be conserved as these old religious places bear sacred significance and are an integral part of the culture.

BJP demands initiation of NRC in Telangana

Telangana unit of Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday demanded initiation of National Register of Citizens (NRC). In a statement here, BJP state Chief Spokesperson K Krishna Sagar Rao said that there is a steady growth of illegal immigrants into the state in general and Hyderabad in specific in the guise of refugees. The official numbers are quite contrary to the actual numbers.

Hockey India names 33 players for men’s national coaching camp

Ahead of the team’s departure for the Belgium tour, Hockey India on Saturday named 33 core probables for the national senior men’s coaching camp, scheduled   on September 2 and conclude on September 22. Players will report to Chief Coach Graham Reid at Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru on Sunday to prepare for the upcoming Belgium Tour later in September and the Olympics Qualifiers in October/November.

US blacklists Iran tanker – Adrian Darya 1

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has blacklisted an Iranian tanker — Adrian Darya 1 — it claims is being used to ship oil to Syria. The Adrian Darya 1, previously known as Grace 1, was detained by British authorities in Gibraltar in July after it was suspected of moving oil to Syria in breach of EU sanctions.

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Pak to slash petrol prices by Rs 4.59 per litre

Pakistan is likely to slash petroleum prices from Sept 1 — cutting the price of petrol by Rs 4.59, local media reported  . The prices of high speed diesel, kerosene oil, and light diesel would be lowered by Rs 7.67, Rs 4.27, and Rs 5.63 per litre, respectively. The new respective per-litre prices of petrol, high speed diesel, kerosene oil, and light diesel would be Rs 113.24, Rs 124.80, Rs 99.57, and Rs 91.89.

Protest NRC begins :APW terms NRC flawed; moves court for reverification

Assam Public Works (APW), the non-governmental organization, on whose PIL the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was taken up by the Supreme Court, today said that they will again move the Apex court for complete reverification of the citizen list and termed the final NRC list as ‘flawed’. “ Congratulations to the saviours of illegal intruders for gaining legitimacy illegally” APW said.

At least 7 dead in blast at chemical factory in Maharashtra

At least seven people were killed in a blast at a chemical factory near Shirpur Waghadi village in Dhule district on Saturday. More than 40 people sustained injuries in the incident. On receiving information, Dhule district Guardian Minister Dadaji Bhuse rushed to the spot. Police, disaster management teams, fire brigade have been engaged in the rescue operations. So far, seven bodies have been recovered.

First NRC casualty! Uncertain over family’s inclusion in NRC, woman kills self in Assam

A woman allegedly committed suicide in Tezpur in northern Assam’s Sonitpur district this morning following rumours of non-inclusion of her family’s names in the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) for the state, which was published today. The woman, Sayera Begum, of Dolabari in Tezpur, reportedly killed herself by jumping into a well.
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AYUSH to play important role in country’s path towards becoming 5 trillion dollar economy: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said AYUSH will play an important role in country’s path of becoming 5 trillion dollar economy.’Today, when we are going with the target of 5 trillion dollar economy, then AYUSH is going to play a very big role. In the coming few years, the Preventive Healthcare market in India is also going to expand a lot. This is a big opportunity,’ the Prime Minister said.

Cong demands to declare financial emergency, hits out at Govt

Attacking Narendra Modi government over the economic slowdown, the Congress on Friday demanded to ‘declare national financial emergency’ and ‘release a whitepaper on sinking economy and rising bank frauds’.Addressing mediapersons at AICC headquarter, party spokespersons Jaiveer Shergill and Prof Gaurav Vallabh said the BJP government should abide by the orders of Central Information Commission (CIC) and Supreme Court.

Over 2,000 people died from Ebola outbreak in DR Congo since last August – WHO

Over 2,000 people have died from the Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since last August, when the latest virus outbreak started, while the number of registered Ebola cases has reached 3,000 in the country, according to official figures from the World Health Organization.”As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo reaches 3000 cases,

PM calls upon media to bring people closer speaking different languages

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called upon the media to play the role of a bridge to bring people closer who speak different languages.Addressing the Malayala Manorama News Conclave-2019 here through a video conference, Modi said “media can simply start with publishing one word in 10-12 different languages spoken across the country. In a year, a person can learn over 300 new words.

Non bailable warrant against Renuka Chowdhury in alleged cheating case

A Court in Khammam has served a non-bailable warrant against Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Renuka Chowdhury in an alleged cheating case. The court issued the warrant against  Chowdhury as she had not accepted its notices and failed to be present in the court during hearings on petition filed by Kavitha, wife of a local leader.

 

Dread of ‘Dorian’keeps Donald Trump home-bound and skip Eastern Europe trip, state of emergency in Florida

Poland expressed understanding of US President Donald Trump’s decision to postpone his state visit to the Eastern European country due to the possibly destructive Hurricane Dorian approaching the US east coast, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said. Trump was scheduled to visit Poland from August 31 to September 2 to participate in a World War II commemoration ceremony. Dorian is heading towards Florida, report.

Cong slams Modi Govt over dilution of FDI laws in single brand retail

The Congress on Thursday, slammed Narendra Modi over the decision to dilute the norms and allowing 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in single brand retail sector and said, the wrong decision will hurt the business and employment of three crore shopkeepers-traders and 15 crore workers in this sector and inflict severe harm’ said Congress. .

Hong Kong unrest spirals out of control, authorities arrest pro-democracy activist Wong

Hong Kong’s activist Joshua Wong, who is one of the co-founders and the head of the pro-democracy Demosisto party, was arrested on Friday, the party said ahead of the upcoming large-scale anti-government protests in China’s semi-autonomous area.”Our secretary-general @joshuawongcf was just arrested this morning at roughly 7:30 [23:30 GMT on Thursday], when he was walking to the South Horizons MTR station.

Govt committed for complete privatisation of Air India: Puri

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday said the Government is committed for complete privatisation of the Air India.’The government’s determination to privatise Air India is a given. We have to get the best possible deal and get it in the shortest time available. People are very much interested in acquiring Air India. There are players who are interested in Air India,’ he said during a media interaction.

NRC: Those excluded in final NRC not to be declared as ‘foreigner’: MHA

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday clarified that those excluded in the final publication of National Register of Citizens on August 31, will not be declared foreigner and every individual left out from the final NRC can appeal in the ‘Foreign Tribunals’. The Government has also decided to provide free ‘Legal Aid’ to those who cannot afford to hire lawyer to plea their cases in the tribunals.

Rajnath visits Ladakh, reviews security along LAC with China

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday visited Ladakh and reviewed security arrangements put in place along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China . This is the first visit of the Defence Minister since Article 370 and Article 35 A were scrapped and J&K was bifurcated into two Union Territories — Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.  Singh, accompanied by Army chief General  Rawat,

Students continue to stay away, tuition, coaching centres remain closed

Students continued to stay away in the Kashmir valley, where authorities ordered reopening of primary, middle and high schools last week after remaining closed since August 5, when Article 370 and 35 A were scrapped and state divided into two Union Territories. According to officials, the government has reopened schools and now it is the parents who have to send their children to schools.

India pays in advance for S-400 missiles to Russia

Russia has received from India an advance payment for S-400 air defence missile systems, the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said on Thursday.. “As for India’s advance payment for the S-400s, this matter has been settled,” the defence cooperation agency told Sputnik. “Due to objective reasons, we do not comment on technical details,” the service said at the MAKS-2019 air show.

Air India decides to ban use of plastic in its flights from Oct 2

Air India has decided to ban use of plastic in Alliance Air and Air India Express from October 2. It was informed by Chairman and Managing Director of Air India Ashwani Lohani during a workshop of Civil Aviation Correspondents here on Thursday. Instead of Plastic tea cups, there will be sturdy paper cups and instead of plastic tumblers, there will be paper tumblers.

MG partners with Delta Electronics India to enable EV Charging Infrastructure

MG Motor India as part of its commitment to developing the ecosystem for EVs in India,today announced its partnership with Delta Electronics India, a leading player in the AC charging segment. As part of the association, Delta will install AC chargers in private vehicle parking locations such as homes and offices, enabling its customers to charge EVs at their convenience.

Total horticulture production estimated to be 313.85 Million Tonnes

The total horticulture production of the country is estimated to be 313.85 Million Tonnes which is 0.69 per cent higher than the horticulture production in 2017-18. Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the third Advanced Estimate (2018-19) of area and production of various horticulture Crops. This is based on the information received from different State/UTs and other source agencies.

First launch of Angara-A5 rocket from Vostochny Cosmodrome slated for Q4 2023: Roscosmos

Russia’s new Angara-A5 rocket is expected to be launched for the first time from the Vostochny space center in the fourth quarter of 2023, Kirill Philenkov, the head of a department at Roscosmos’ Center for Operation of Space Ground Based Infrastructure (TsENKI), said on Thursday.The launch was initially planned for 2021, but later it was postponed for 2023.

Kingsoft Office strengthens its footprint in India; Officially introduces office software suite in market

Kingsoft Office, a leading office software and solutions provider, today announced its official entrance in the Indian market, marked by the global launch of WPS Office 2020, the latest international version of its flagship all-in-one office software suite. WPS Office already has over 23 million MAU in India, acquired via organic downloads and pre-installations. Kingsoft Office is set to strengthen and expand their business in India

IIT-H Researchers develops water repellent structures using industrial waste product ‘ fly ash’

Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT-H) have
developed water repellent structures by using an industrial waste product ‘ fly ash.’ Such ‘super hydrophobic’ (super water repellent) structures has significant industrial applications such as anti-fouling paints, anti-sticking surfaces for antennae, self-cleaning coatings for automobiles, stain-resistant textiles, anti-soiling architectural coatings and among others, the Institute said in a release in Hyderabad on Thursday.

PM launches Fit India Movement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched Fit India movement aimed at encouraging people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their everyday lives. Speaking at the launch of the movement at the Indira Gandhi Indoor stadium, the PM said, ‘Sports is directly related to fitness. But the Fit India Movement that has started today has expanded beyond sports.

Ignoring UN appeal, Pakistan carries out successful test of Ghaznavi ballistic missile

Despite UN chief Antonio Guterres’ appeal to Pakistan to take steps to defuse tension with India, Islamabad late night on Wednesday carried out successful test launch of Ghaznavi surface-to-surface ballistic missile which is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to 290 kilometers, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. “Pakistan successfully carried out night training launch of Ghaznavi,

BJP on defensive over NRC list on Assam, BJP braces to counter SC legislatively

Ruling BJP both at the state and the centre are working in tandem to counter the Supreme Court-monitored process through the legislative process after the final list is declared on August 31, senior party officials said. “After the final list is declared on August 31, the court work will be over, then the NRC becomes the government’s property.