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Pakistan mulls taxing farm income to meet IMF demand
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan government is considering imposing a federal tax on agricultural income to meet a demand by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and legal experts say it is possible without amending the Constitution, Express Tribune reported.
2021-10-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Mamata to make first Goa trip as Trinamool makes push for state
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is keen on her Trinamool Congress wresting Tripura and Goa from BJP in the Assembly elections scheduled next year, on Saturday said that she will make her maiden visit to the coastal state on October 28.
2021-10-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Nagas cannot be carried away by 'post solution narrative' trap: NSCN-IM
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Reiterating its demand for a separate flag and Constitution (Yehzabo), the National Social Council of Nagalim-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) on Saturday said that they will not be carried away by the "post solution narrative" which they consider a "well-laid trap" by the Central government.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Pakistan regulator directs TV channels to stop airing hugs
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed Pak TV channels to stop airing what it calls indecency and intimacy in dramas, Samaa TV reported.
2021-10-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
TDP leader arrested for using abusive words against Andhra CM gets bail
Amaravti, Oct 23 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Saturday granted bail to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) spokesman K. Pattabhi Ram who was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly using abusive words against Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Vaccine manufacturers played big role in India's success story: PM Modi
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday credited domestic vaccine manufacturers for their role in the "success story of India".
2021-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rajasthan CM denies meeting with Rahul Gandhi during Delhi trip
Jaipur, Oct 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday denied meeting Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his recent Delhi trip.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
EU condemns 'Israeli measures' against children in Palestine
Ramallah, Oct 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) mission to Palestine on Friday condemned the Israeli measures against Palestinian children in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to an official EU statement.
2021-10-23
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Uzbekistan to hold presidential election on Sunday
Tashkent, Oct 23 (IANS) Uzbekistan is to hold the next presidential election on Sunday, with incumbent President Shavkat Mirziyoyev running for a second term in office, the Uzbek Central Election Commission (CEC) said Saturday.
2021-10-23
Category: International, Uzbekistan,Politics
6 militants killed in clash with security forces in SW Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) Six militants were killed in a shootout with security forces in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province on Saturday, local media reported.
2021-10-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Discussed enhancing capacities to prepare for future pandemic: Poonawalla
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla said that he and other vaccine manufacturers on Saturday discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on how to take the industry forward to prepare for the future pandemics.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sohna will be connected by rail-road network: Hry CM
Gurugram, Oct 23 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said that rail and road network is the key for the development of the Sohna region.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Amit Shah arrives in J&K with PM Modi's message of peace, love
Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah's maiden 3-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 has assumed significance in the backdrop of recent attacks on civilians by militants in the Valley.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Amit Shah gives roadmap for restoration of democracy in J&K (Ld)
Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that after the delimitation process, there will be elections in Jammu and Kashmir after which statehood would be restored.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
MNS chief Raj Thackeray, mom, sis test Covid-19 positive, CM calls up (Ld)
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray - who never wore a face mask - has tested Covid-19 positive and has been taken to Lilavati Hospital for treatment, party officials said on Saturday.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Toll plaza vandalised in Rewa after MP Speaker's vehicle stopped
Bhopal, Oct 23 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Police have registered a case against a group of unidentified persons for vandalising a toll plaza in Chorahta area of Rewa district and thrashing its employees.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'Kashmiri Pandits & Sikhs continuously targeted from across the border'
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Kashmir is not only a majority Muslim province of India, it is also home to a distinct community called the Kashmiri Pandits & Sikhs who have been exiled from their land by forces from across the border, said Global Kashmiri Pandit diaspora in a statement on Saturday.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
MNS chief Raj Thackeray, mom, sis, test Covid-19 positive
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray - who never wore a face mask - has tested Covid-19 positive and has been taken to Lilavati Hospital for treatment, party officials said on Saturday.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pakistan's coal import ban to hit South Africa
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) With India yet to update nationally determined contributions or NDCs, as mandated for nearly 200 nations party to the Paris Agreement of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce the emissions, especially from coal-fired power plants, neighbouring Pakistan has announced to completely ban imported coal -- around 73 per cent in total -- hitting South Africa largely.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Indian-origin LinkedIn engineer and blogger shot dead in Mexico drug violence
San Jose (USA), Oct 23 (IANS) Anjali Ryot, a San Jose, California-based travel blogger and senior site reliability engineer employed with the global job search site, LinkedIn, was killed in a drug cartel-related shooting in the ostensibly peaceful Mexican resort town of Tulum, reports the 'Daily Mail'.
2021-10-23
Category: International, Argentina,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
J&K to become 'giver' not 'taker' region of India: Amit Shah
Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister, Amit Shah said on Saturday that the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Jammu and Kashmir is to convert the union territory into a 'giver' and not a 'taker' region of the country.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Digvijaya accuses MP govt of giving farmers low quality seeds
Bhopal, Oct 23 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh on Saturday accused state agriculture minister Kamal Patel of providing non-certified seeds to the farmers in the state.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Nearly 20% judges have no place to sit, other basic facilities: CJI (Ld)
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Oct 23 (IANS) Highlighing major concerns over judicial infrastructure in the country, Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Saturday made some shocking revelations, including how almost 20 per cent of the judicial officers in the country don't even have proper courtrooms to sit and preside over justice delivery.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Haryana to develop forts in Mahendragarh
Chandigarh, Oct 23 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said historical places of Mahendragarh district would be developed as tourist destinations.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kejriwal to visit Ayodhya on Oct 26
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit Hanuman Garhi temple and will offer prayers to Ram Lalla in Ayodhya on October 26.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How Cong-BJP political fight extends from Rajasthan to Punjab
Jaipur, Oct 23 (IANS) The upcoming Punjab Assembly polls are sure to get interesting with the appointment of Rajasthan Minister Harish Chaudhary as the state Congress in charge while Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is already working there as BJP in charge.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
3 policemen killed in clashes with TLP workers in Lahore
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Three policemen were killed and several others injured in clashes with workers of the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) Islamist party in Lahore, Dawn reported.
2021-10-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
NATO defence plan justifies Russia severing ties with it: Kremlin
Moscow, Oct 23 (IANS) The Kremlin said that the new plan of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to deter Russia fully justifies Moscow's decision to end all official dialogue with the alliance.
2021-10-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Xi vows to bolster ties with N.Korea in letter to Kim
Seoul, Oct 23 (IANS) In a letter to Kim Jong-un, Chinese President Xi Jinping has reaffirmed efforts to strengthen bilateral relations with North Korea, Pyongyang's state media reported on Saturday.
2021-10-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Fulfill poll promise relating to construction materials: Palaniswami to DMK
Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) Leader of Opposition and AIADMK Joint Coordinator K. Palaniswami on Saturday demanded that the ruling DMK government in Tamil Nadu include construction materials in essential commodities list and make them available to people at a fair price.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Turkey denounces addition to FATF 'grey' list
Ankara, Oct 23 (IANS) Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the decision of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental body tasked with combating money laundering and terrorist funding, to add his country in the so-called "grey" monitoring list is a political move.
2021-10-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey detains 6 IS suspects in Black Sea region
Ankara, Oct 23 (IANS) Turkish security forces have detained six Islamic State (IS) terror suspects in the Black Sea province of Ordu, an official statement said.
2021-10-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Terrorism
Fiji to reopen clubs, bars in Nov as vax rate reaches 80%
Suva, Oct 23 (IANS) Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said that the island nation will reopen clubs, bars, and gaming venues from November 11 as over 80 per cent of the adult population have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
2021-10-23
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Amit Shah begins three-day trip to J&K
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on a three-day visit during which he will chair a high-level meeting on the security situation of the Union Territory.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
T'gana committed to fulfil ideals of Komaram Bheem: KCR
Hyderabad, Oct 23 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has said that the state government is committed to fulfil the ideals of Komaram Bheem who fought for the rights of the tribals.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Mamata Banerjee to arrive in poll-bound Goa on Oct 28
Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday announced that she will arrive in poll-bound Goa on October 28.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Chemical leak at Seoul building construction site kills 2
Seoul, Oct 23 (IANS) A chemical used for fire suppression leaked from the basement of a high-rise building under construction in Seoul on Saturday, left two workers dead and nine others injured, firefighters said.
2021-10-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RSS' All India Executive Council meeting to be held from Oct 28-30
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will hold its All India Executive Council from October 28 to 30, which will be attended by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members, including prominent office-bearers of all organisations affiliated with the Sangh.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'US supports humanitarian aid for N.Korea, but sanctions must remain'
Washington/Seoul, Oct 23 (IANS) The US supports providing humanitarian assistance to the vulnerable people of North Korea, but the UN sanctions must remain in place, a State Department spokesperson said.
2021-10-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
S.Korean military ordered to drop appeal plan against transgender soldier ruling
Seoul, Oct 23 (IANS) The South Korean Justice Ministry has ordered the military to drop its plan to challenge a court ruling that said it was unjust to discharge a transgender soldier over her gender reassignment surgery.
2021-10-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
EU leaders endorse temporary measures to manage energy crisis
Brussels, Oct 23 (IANS) The leaders of the European Union (EU) member states have endorsed a package of measures to deal with the immediate effects of the spike in energy prices, the European Council said.
2021-10-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Biden, Macron agree to meet in Rome
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) US President Joe Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have agreed to meet in Rome later this month, the White House announced.
2021-10-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Guj HC raps officials over non-functional sewage treatment plants
Gandhinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court has reprimanded the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) for the pollution on the Sabarmati riverfront and admonished that those officials accountable for the functioning of the sewage treatment plants (STP) laboratories, who failed to keep a check on polluted waters dumped into the riverfront will be suspended.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rahul invited to 3-day Cong 'Chintan Shibir' in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Gujarat Congress leaders have invited the party's former national president Rahul Gandhi to the three-day Chintan Shibir scheduled to be held in the state in November.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Stalin launches portals to monitor projects, increase govt-industy interaction
Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday launched two initiatives in the IT sector aimed at monitoring projects and increasing interaction between the government and industry, a statement from the Chief Minister's office said.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Technology
Congress had better strike rate than RJD in 2019, says Kanhaiya
Patna, Oct 23 (IANS) Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Friday said that the party had better strike rate than the RJD in 2019 parliamentary election in Bihar.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
After Cong, BJP also 'red flags' Kerala's Silver Line project
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 23 (IANS) After the Congress-led UDF team, which was given the task of studying the Rs 63,941 crore Silver Line (K-Rail) project, a state of the art joint venture of the Indian Railways and the Kerala government said that this is an unviable project and should not be allowed to go forward, the BJP's state unit on Friday has also come out strongly against it.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Gold, cash found at premises of AIADMK leader, son, others: TN Vigilance
Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) Officials of Tamil Nadu Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on Friday found gold, silver items, luxury cars, Volvo buses and other items during their search at the residences and business premises of an AIADMK leader considered to be close to former Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, a statement said.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
What Ram did in Lanka, Krishna in Mathura, Indian Army did in B'desh in '71: Rajnath
Bengaluru, Oct 22 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that what Lord Rama did in Lanka, and and Lord Krishna did in Mathura, the Indian armed forces did the same in Bangladesh in 1971.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Assam Governor seeks US Consulate General in northeast
Guwahati, Oct 22 (IANS) Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi has requested US Consul General in Kolkata to review the guidelines of the H1B visas and open a Consulate General office for northeast region in Guwahati, a Raj Bhavan official said on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Diplomacy,Politics