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Many firsts in Leh council poll to have lessons for other states
Unmoved by the border tension with China, falling temperature and desolation, more than 90,000 voters will elect 26 councillors from among 94 candidates in the fray. The voters will use EVMs (electronic voting machines) for the first time, Vaishya said. A record of 162 candidates had filed their nomination.

4.2 magnitude earthquake hits Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang
"Earthquake of Magnitude 4.2, Occurred on October 21, 2020, 01:25:42 IST, Lat: 27.43 & Long: 96.56, Depth: 15 Km, Location: 35km SSW of Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh," the NCS' tweet read.

Violations of law cannot be condoned under pretext of human rights: India to UNHCHR chief
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava also asserted that India was a democratic polity based on the rule of law and an independent judiciary.

Principle of self-determination continues to be deliberately misused by particular delegation: India slams Pakistan at UN
India said it strongly believes that pursuing a pragmatic approach towards decolonization would surely lead to fulfilment of legitimate wishes of the people of NSGTs.

Post-monsoon rains might drown out Durga Puja celebrations
"Isolated very heavy rainfall (115.6-204.4 mm/day) is also likely over coastal Odisha and adjoining areas of coastal West Bengal on 22 October," the India Meteorological Department said on Tuesday.

Covid-19: Turn for the better but festival risk looms
An equally steep fall in daily deaths and a lower positivity at a high testing rate suggest the spread is slowing.

All unresolved matters will be pursued through democratic process: Naga group
The group stated the Agreed Position signed on 17th November 2017 is a testimony to this fact. There is a massive expectation of the Naga people in the Agreed Position between GOI and WC, NNPGs and it clearly offers the Naga people opportunity to chart their destiny as a people in consonance with their distinct history and identity while maintaining enduring,

Services of doctors linked to Hathras case terminated ‘without any reason’; varsity denies charges
Azeem Malik and Obaid Imtiyaz, both alumni of AMU, were working as CMOs at JN Medical College (which is under AMU) in place of doctors who had fallen ill.

Chinese soldier, who strayed into Ladakh, handed back to China
The Indian Army handed over PLA soldier Corporal Wang Ya Long to the Chinese Army on early Wednesday morning. The PLA soldier was apprehended after he inadvertently crossed over into Indian territory in the Demchok sector of eastern Ladakh on Monday. Ya Lon was disoriented when he was taken into custody by Indian troops in the Demchok sector, TOI reported on Monday.

India-Taiwan pact: Beijing says respect one-China
Amid reports that India is looking to start discussions for a trade deal with Taiwan, China asked New Delhi to approach Taiwan-related issues prudently, while insisting that there’s only one China and that Taiwan is its inalienable part. While reports of a trade deal were not officially confirmed by any Indian agency, that didn’t prevent China from wading into the matter.

Live: India's total Covid cases reach 76,51,108
India's total cases have now reached 76,51,108. With 717 new deaths, the death toll stands at 1,15,914. Total active cases are 7,40,090 after a decrease of 8448 in last 24 hours. Total cured/migrated cases are 67,95,103 with 61,775 new discharges in last 24 hours. Stay with TOI for the latest developments:

UP police bring in CBI to investigate ‘TRP scam’
Even as Mumbai police on Tuesday arrested two more persons, bringing the total to eight, as part of its investigation into allegations f TRP manipulation against three channels, the CBI took over a case within three days of an FIR being lodged with UP police in Lucknow. Republic TV’s owner and editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami had sought the transfer of the Mumbai police case to CBI.

How to find the next Earth
Humans need to fan out beyond the Earth to ensure that a cataclysmic event does not wipe us out like the dinosaurs. Here are eight things to look for in our next home

Now, students can register to be a CA after Class X
In a move that would help aspirants turn chartered accountants six months earlier, industry body Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), as part of a new rule, has allowed students who pass Class X to enrol with the Institute for the entry-level CA foundation course. The new rule will help an aspirant become a CA faster due to the early admission, the institute said.

Don’t let negligence ruin festive happiness: PM
Citing a second wave of infections in other countries, PM Modi on Tuesday exhorted people not to rush to the conclusion that the battle against the virus had been won and lower the guard until they have been vaccinated. Speaking against the backdrop of a steady drop in infections and Covid-19 hitting the peak in India, Modi said the threat from the virus was still alive.

Salman Khan's family buys SLPL's Kandy franchise
Salman Khan's younger brother Sohail and father, noted script-writer Salim Khan, are part of the consortium - Sohail Khan International LLP - that has made the investment. The Khans confirmed the development to TOI on Tuesday and said they "see a lot of potential" in the league.

‘No problem with my parents’: Angry Sindhu threatens legal action against fake news

‘No problem with my parents’: Angry Sindhu threatens legal action against fake newsA report claimed that Sindhu left the country 'due to tensions in her family', a speculation she rejected.

Delhi Riots: Asif Iqbal Tanha, Charged With Terrorism, Was A Poor Student Finding His Politics And Voice At Jamia

Delhi Riots: Asif Iqbal Tanha, Charged With Terrorism, Was A Poor Student Finding His Politics And Voice At JamiaNEW DELHI -- In the months after the Delhi riots, Asif Iqbal Tanha, a studentof Jamia Millia Islamia University, was submitting assignments for his finalexam and delivering food to migrant workers amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Nawaz Sharif’s Daughter Says Police Broke Door to Arrest Husband

Nawaz Sharif’s Daughter Says Police Broke Door to Arrest HusbandThe opposition parties have accused Khan of being involved with the army to rig the 2018 polls.

Not 'No-cost' But 'No-Metro' Proposal: Fadnavis on Why Mumbaikars Will Pay for Shifting of Metro Shed

Not 'No-cost' But 'No-Metro' Proposal: Fadnavis on Why Mumbaikars Will Pay for Shifting of Metro ShedChief minister Uddhav Thackeray's proposal of a car shed at Kanjurmarg by merging Metro-3 and Metro-6 has already been rejected by an expert committee set up by him. And by changing the location of the car shed, the Maha Vikas Aghadi government has betrayed Mumbaikars.

'Is IMF's relocation from Washington to Beijing imminent?' asks Shashi Tharoor

'Is IMF's relocation from Washington to Beijing imminent?' asks Shashi TharoorNew Delhi [India], October 20 (ANI): Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said that International Monetary Fund's (IMF) headquarters could be shifted from the US to China as indicated by the current growth projection made by the global organisation after the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic.

Marcus Rashford Stars as Man United Wins Again at PSG; Messi Scores In Barca Rout

Marcus Rashford Stars as Man United Wins Again at PSG; Messi Scores In Barca RoutMarcus Rashford sprinted toward the corner flag inside an empty Parc des Princes and slid on his knees in celebration, just like two seasons ago.

Kamal Nath refuses to apologise for sexist slur, snubs Rahul Gandhi

Kamal Nath refuses to apologise for sexist slur, snubs Rahul GandhiCongress's Kamal Nath called BJP's Imarti Devi an 'item' and then justified his comment instead of apologising.

India hands over PLA soldier, who was apprehended in Demchok sector of Ladakh, to China
Indian authorities have returned back a Chinese soldier who was apprehended in Demchok sector of Eastern Ladakh. 
TRP scam: 3 more people arrested by Mumbai police
Three more people were arrested by Mumbai Police for their alleged involvement in TRP scam on Tuesday (October 20).
7-year-old boy allegedly sexually assaults minor girl in Uttar Pradesh`s Aligarh
A 7-year-old boy allegedly sexually assaulted his five-and-a-half-year-old neighbour in Aligarh, police said and have registered a POCSO case.
Here`s why Indians must take PM Narendra Modi’s COVID-19 warning seriously during festive season
PM Modi addressed the nation on Tuesday and said that is not the time to take the Covid-19 pandemic lightly during the upcoming festive season. 
DNA Exclusive: Don`t take COVID-19 lightly, it may hit your pocket, health hard; here`s why
PM Modi cited the examples of the US and several European countries to note that the COVID-19 cases there have witnessed a sudden rise after witnessing a fall, and cautioned citizens against any laxity until an effective cure is f
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit India next week: Here`s what will follow
The dialogue will take place between the defence and foreign ministers of the nations.
CBI takes over investigation into UP-origin complaint of alleged TRP manipulation
Taking prompt action, the CBI has registered an FIR against unidentified persons.
Candidates contesting Lok Sabha, Assembly elections can spend more; here`s why
The poll expenditure limit of candidates in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections has been increased by 10 percent. The Centre revised the expenditure limit in consultation with the Election Commission of India.
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ED cofiscates properties of Dawood's close aide Iqbal Mirchi worth Rs 22 crore
The action by ED was taken under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and properties worth Rs 22 crore have been seized that belonged to Mirchi.

SBI Clerk prelims result 2020 declared; Mains exam on October 31
The State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday declared the SBI Clerk preliminary result on its official website Only shortlisted candidates will appear for the Mains exam which is scheduled to be held on October 31.

'All terrorists are raised in Madarsas, govt should stop funding them': MP minister's controversial statement sparks row
The minister alleged that madarsas are responsible for turning Jammu and Kashmir into a terror factory.

UEFA Champions League: Lionel Messi break record for FC Barcelona, Juventus and Lazio register wins
Lionel Messi has extended his run of scoring at least one goal in the competition in 16 consecutive seasons in the UEFA Champions League as he scored his 116th goal in FC Barcelona's 5-1 win against Hungarian team Ferencvaros while Juventus coped well with the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo due to the coronavirus. Lazio also defeated Borussia Dortmund but for Barcelona, it was 17 year-olds Ansu Fati and Pedri who shone for the club.

Police Commemoration Day 2020: Over 35,000 police personnel lost their lives on duty, says Amit Shah
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on paid homage to police personnel who laid down their lives in the line of duty on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day 2020.

IPL 2020 or 'Bigg Boss 14: Who is the winner of ratings game?
It's a battle on the television sets between Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 and the reality TV show, 'Bigg Boss 14'.

UEFA Champions League: Marcus Rashford special gives Manchester United thrilling win vs Paris Saint Germain
Marcus Rashford scored a goal in the 87th minute as Manchester United once again got the better of Paris Saint-Germain in the opening game of the UEFA Champions League as they won the game 2-1. This was the second time in 18 months that Rashford had hurt Paris Saint-Germain, having helped Manchester United beat them 3-1 in stoppage time to advance to the quarterfinals.

US: Outrage over poster showing Kamala Harris as Goddess Durga, Hindu groups seek apology
The picture was tweeted by her niece Meena Harris and showed Kamala as Goddes Durga killing Donald Trump, who was depicted as the demon Mahishasur.

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Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 10/2/2020 Indian
Dussehra 10/25/2020 Indian
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Christmas 12/25/2020 Indian
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Wed Oct 21 2020  Australian Dollar 51.9481
Wed Oct 21 2020  British Pound Sterling 95.2381
Wed Oct 21 2020  Canadian Dollar 56.0538
Wed Oct 21 2020  European Euro 86.9565
Wed Oct 21 2020  United States Dollar 73.3676

Gold imports down 57 per cent in H1
Gold imports, which have a bearing on the current account deficit (CAD), plunged 57 per cent to USD 6.8 billion (around ?50,658 crore) during the firs

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Indian-origin poet Bhanu Kapil shortlisted for T.S. Eliot Prize in UK
The writer, who lives between the UK and US, where she spent 21 years at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, has six books of poetry/prose to her credit, including 'The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers', 'Schizophrene' and 'Ban en Banlieue'.

University of Houston partners Indian-American co-founded company for COVID-19 vaccine
AuraVax, however, has the option to exclusively license a new intranasal vaccine technology developed by its Indian-American co-founder, Navin Varadarajan, M.D. AuraVax describes its vaccine administration platform as 'next-generation', one which could be administered at home.

Maritime body MUI seeks government intervention to enable seafarers qualify for NRI status
"MUI has sought an urgent intervention of the Shipping Ministry of India to enable Indian seafarers qualify for the Non-Resident Indian or NRI status for financial year 2020-21," India's oldest union of merchant navy officers, Maritime Union of India (MUI) said.

Indian-origin Srikant Datar named dean of Harvard Business School
Datar, an alumnus of University of Bombay and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, is the Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor of Business Administration and the senior associate dean for University Affairs at Harvard Business School (HBS).

Indian-origin billionaire brothers, academic, Skipping Sikh on Queen's honours list
The list, which had been deferred from its usual early June release to consider nominations of people playing crucial roles during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, includes numerous British Indians under this category led by Rajinder Singh Harzall.

BR Shetty seeks probe by CBI, ED into $6 billion ‘fraud’ in his companies
The founder of hospital chain NMC Healthcare and UAE Exchange has sent a written complaint to the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate, urging them to probe the alleged embezzlement, corruption and laundering of money of his companies.

Over 6% Indian-Americans living below poverty line: Report
An estimated 6.5 per cent of the 4.2 million Indian-Americans are living below the poverty line and the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to increase the poverty among members of the community, according to a latest research.

Sikhs in US safe under Donald Trump: Community leaders
According to Jasdip Singh, co-chair of the Sikhs for Trump, the community members in the US have never been as safe as is under President Trump.

Jignesh Mevani discharged in Valsad school-Twitter video case
A court in Gujarat’s Valsad on Tuesday discharged Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani in a case which was filed after he shared a video on Twitter on May

PCR tests gain traction, but rapid test numbers fall by 50%
COVID-19 war room sees improvement in all parameters

India hands over Chinese soldier who crossed LAC
On October 18, Corporal Wang Ya Long strayed across the LAC in Demchok sector and had been apprehended

Jallikattu bags Film Critics Award for best film
Nivin Pauly, Manju Warrier win prizes

SHRC asks KSRTC to care for the ill, elderly, women
Panel wants its staff to be more responsible towards the safety of people at night

Manora fort in Thanjavur gets a facelift
It was erected to commemorate British victory over Napoleon

India will be most consequential partner for U.S. in Indo-Pacific this century: Esper
The US Defence Secretary and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would be travelling to New Delhi next week for the 2+2 Ministerial dialogue

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Locally Advanced Breast Cancer- Here's What You Need To Know About It
Locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) is a subset of breast cancer which refers to the spread of the disease in the nearby lymph nodes or tissues such as the breast or armpit. Read here to know more...
Amazon Extends Work From Home Option Till June 30 for Employees Globally
Amazon told employees whose work can be done from home that they can do so until June, extending the timeline on a return to office due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEET 2020 Counselling Dates To be Released By MCC Soon
The NEET Counselling 2020 dates will be announced soon. The Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct the NEET counselling. The...
Nifty, Sensex Rise On Gains In Banking, Energy Stocks
Share Market Updates: The Nifty Bank index was up 1.1 per cent, boosted by a 1.3 per cent gain for lender HDFC Bank.
Music And Mountains Made Neena Gupta's Morning Extra Special
"Sur toh pakdo mummy," commented Masaba Gupta
PM Modi, Amit Shah Pay Homage To Policemen Who Died In The Line Of Duty
Police Commemoration Day: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and union Home Minister Amit paid homage to police personnel who died in the line of duty. PM Modi said police personnel always give their best...
Preity Shares Video Of COVID-19 Test; "Not The Right Way," Say Instafam
On Tuesday, Preity Zinta posted one in which a medical staff member can be seen taking a nasal swab
Rare White Sea Turtle Found On Beach. See Viral Pics
Volunteers at a South Carolina beach made a surprising discovery on Sunday - a rare white sea turtle hatchling. The Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol spotted the white-coloured baby turtle crawling across...
HM Amit Shah addresses the Police Commemoration Day Parade; pays homage to COVID warriors

HM Amit Shah addresses the Police Commemoration Day Parade; pays homage to COVID warriors

Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressed the Police Commemoration Day Parade at National Police Memorial in New Delhi. He paid his tribute to the front-line workers who lost their lives in the line of duty including both COVID warriors and the braves who were killed in Galwan Valley by the Chinese troops in Ladakh.

The day is observed to remember the sacrifice made by India's police forces while performing their duties for the nation.

"During our battle against COVID-19, 343 police personnel lost their lives while serving the nation as Corona Warriors, says Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his address.

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Nitish, Chirag, Tejashwi Seen Together at Paswan’s Last Rituals

Nitish, Chirag, Tejashwi Seen Together at Paswan’s Last RitualsLJP chief is scheduled to unveil his party’s vision document on Wednesday.

Mozambique Railways to receive diesel loco sets from Indian Railways soon

Mozambique Railways to receive diesel loco sets from Indian Railways soonNew Delhi [India], October 21 (ANI): Mozambique Railways will soon receive diesel loco sets from Indian Railways as Rail Wheel Factory, Bengaluru has paved the way for exports.

Vande Bharat Mission Update: Air India Flight to China on Guangzhou-Delhi Sector, Scheduled For October 23, Postponed Due to Technical Reasons

Vande Bharat Mission Update: Air India Flight to China on Guangzhou-Delhi Sector, Scheduled For October 23, Postponed Due to Technical ReasonsAn Air India flight to China on Guangzhou to Delhi sector, which was scheduled for October 23, has been postponed.

Police Commemoration Day: Amit Shah pays tribute to police personnel

Police Commemoration Day: Amit Shah pays tribute to police personnelNew Delhi [India], October 21 (ANI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah paid tribute to the police personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty, at the National Police Memorial in the national capital on Police Commemoration Day 2020 on Wednesday.

Madrassas promoting terrorism, govt's support must end: MP Minister

Madrassas promoting terrorism, govt's support must end: MP MinisterIndore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], October 21 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Minister Usha Thakur here on Tuesday alleged that madrassas are responsible for turning Jammu and Kashmir into a terror factory.

Bihar Opinion Poll: As Gap Closes, ‘Confused NDA Voters’ to Be Key

Bihar Opinion Poll: As Gap Closes, ‘Confused NDA Voters’ to Be KeyCSDS’ survey says that 37% BJP voters don’t want Nitish Kumar back as CM. This vote could decide the final outcome.

Delhi Police Focus on Crowd Management in Markets During Festive Season amid Covid-19
At Sadar Bazar, one of the most popular wholesale markets that sees very high footfalls during festive season, the visitors have been gradually increasing over the last few weeks, police said.

Epsilon Forecast To Become A Hurricane Approaching Bermuda
Miami (AP) Tropical Storm Epsilon has gained new strength and is expected to become a hurricane in the coming hours before it approaches Bermuda on Thursday. Epsilon is expected to make its closest approach to the island on Thursday night, and there is a risk of a direct impact, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Bermuda and residents have been urged to closely monitor the storm..

Modi Pays Tribute to Police Forces on Police Commemoration Day, Lauds Effort in Fight against Covid-19
Modi said from preserving law and order to solving horrendous crimes, from assistance in disaster management to fighting COVID-19, police personnel always give their best without hesitation.

5 Killed, 34 Injured as Speeding Bus Falls into 30-Feet Deep Gorge in Maharashtra's Nandurbar
The accident took place at Kondaibari ghat around 3:15 am when the private bus was going from Malkapur to Surat in Gujarat.

Barcelona Extends Contracts Of Piqu, Ter Stegen And Others
Barcelona (AP) Barcelona extended the contracts of captain Gerard Piqu, goalkeeper Marc-Andr ter Stegen, midfielder Frenkie de Jong and defender Clment Lenglet, the club said. Barcelona said the agreements for the extensions came after "weeks of negotiations" and included a temporary salary adjustment because of the financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic..

Netflix StreamFest Gets You 2 Days Of Free & Unlimited Netflix Streaming This December
The Netflix StreamFest will be a two-day event which will make access free for a period of two days for anyone who hasn’t yet subscribed to a Netflix streaming plan, and the entire catalogue of movies and TV shows can be accessed, on any device and with no limit on the content you can watch.

India Will Be Most Consequential Partner for US in Indo-Pacific This Century: Esper
The Indo-Pacific is a biogeographic region, comprising the Indian Ocean and the western and central Pacific Ocean, including the South China Sea.

COVID-19: Maharashtra Govt Caps Prices Of Masks
The Maharashtra government has capped the prices of N-95, double and triple layer masks for suppliers and private hospitals in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, state health minister Rajesh Tope has said. Wearing mask in public places is mandatory for all citizens as part of the government's guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection.

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'Maybe 10, 15 years later, Rahul may mature'
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'

Trump didn't conspire with Russia: US attorney general
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'

Update: Bumrah has 'recovered' after hurting shoulder
His condition will be 'assessed' on Monday, the Mumbai Indians team management said.

How Rishabh Pant brightened his WC selection prospects
I am glad to bat anywhere the team wants me to: Pant

How to enhance your medical insurance coverage
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.

This athlete's fitness journey will baffle you
Raipur's Nami Rai didn't let marriage or lack of sporting facilities affect her love for fitness.

Why Akshay Kumar feels LUCKY
'I am 51 now. I think I can do action till 56.' 'After that, God knows.'

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