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Projects' completion priority for Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel
Civic body polls in Gandhinagar on October 3 and a two-day monsoon session of the next week are the immediate focus areas of the party. Among the most important projects likely to get attention would be the border tourism project at Nadabet similar to the one at Wagah-Attari, desalination plants and a mega renewable energy park in Kutch.

Mayawati terms Punjab CM Channi's appointment poll gimmick, says Congress doesn't trust Dalits
The BSP chief said after Independence, if Jawaharlal Nehru and the Congress party had somebody more capable than Bhimrao Ambedkar, they would have never included him in the drafting of the Constitution and the Dalits, backwards and tribals would have remained deprived of their constitutional rights that they enjoy today.

Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad head Mahant Narendra Giri found dead; 'suicide note' found at spot
Revered by the entire seer community, Giri had been a strong proponent of the Ram temple and Mathura-Kashi movements. Ahead of the 2019 general elections, he criticised BJP saying it was not interested in construction of the Ram temple as it wanted to keep the issue alive for elections. However, he was invited for the bhoomi pujan last year.

Punjab politics: Beyond messaging, Congress has delicate tasks at hand
After the political messaging by elevating Charanjit Singh Channi as Punjab's first Dalit chief minister, the Congress has the tough task of maintaining a delicate social balance to prevent counter-rallying by political and social opponents to its

'Punjab polls under Navjot Singh Sidhu' remark by Harish Rawat 'baffling', says Sunil Jakhar
The incident prompted the Congress' political opponents to allege that the party had appointed a Dalit as Punjab CM only till the polls. Later, Congress leaders swung into damage control mode, saying the polls will be fought under the leadership of the Gandhis, the CM and the PCC chief.

Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Punjab CM; says he is 'Aam Aadmi'
Crediting the Congress for his elevation, Channi described Rahul Gandhi as a 'revolutionary leader' for taking such a decision. He also expressed sympathy with agitating farmers and called for withdrawal of central farms laws passed a year ago.

Sukanta Majumdar appointed new West Bengal BJP chief, Dilip Ghosh named as national vice president
“My main aim is to strengthen the party in West Bengal. BJP is an ideology-based party. Our main focus is to stand by people,” Dr Sukanta Majumdar said. Dr Majumdar is a professor by profession and has a strong RSS background.

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BJP national vice-president Baby Rani Maurya says party will win UP Assembly polls
After Maurya submitted her resignation as Uttarakhand governor recently, she was appointed as the party`s national vice-president today along with Dilip Ghosh by BJP national President Jagat Prakash Nadda.
Patna court orders FIR against RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, his elder sister Misa Bharti
Chief Judicial Magistrate, Patna, Vijay Kishore Singh passed the order on the petition of Sanjiv Kumar Singh, who claimed he was associated with the Congress and was an aspirant for a party ticket for the Bhagalpur seat.
India records 26,115 new cases in 24 hours, a significant 13.6% dip from yesterday
Around 252 fatalities were also recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 445,385.  
Narendra Modi-Joe Biden to meet: Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, regional stability on discussion agenda
This will be the first time PM Modi will be visiting the US after President Joe Biden assumed office. He will be attending the first-ever in-person Quad Leaders Summit to be hosted by President Joe Biden on September 24 
PM Narendra Modi`s speech one of the most awaited among world leaders: Tirumurti on UNGA
"Narendra Modi  has always addressed some of the core issues confronting the world, and those of importance and concern to us in India, including some of our achievements on the domestic front," India's Permanent Representative to
New Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi holds first cabinet meet, focuses on pro-poor initiatives
The Cabinet emphasized to lay special focus on the core sectors of education and health to provide affordable quality healthcare and education facility.
India`s COVID woes over? Might become endemic, better jabs needed, says vaccinologist Dr Gangandeep Kang
"What we will see is local flare-ups. Now if that will collect to form a third wave, that may happen if we have a lot of behaviour change around festivals, but the scale is not going to be anything like what we saw before," said D
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Just one bunch of these premium grapes in Japan can cost up to Rs 35,000- Here's why
Ruby Roman grapes, a variety of fruit from Japan, can cost up to 450 USD for just a bunch. Read on to know why.

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana: Know last date to register, check your name, status on PM-KSNY beneficiary list
After your application is accepted, you will get Rs 2000 into your bank account by October or November and another installment of Rs 2000 in December.

Rift in Taliban faction amid power struggle despite Afghanistan's capture
Even though the Taliban has managed to capture Afghanistan and form a government, an internal rift between the faction has started emerging

'Hotel Rwanda' star Paul Rusesabagina found guilty in terrorism case - details inside
Rusesabagina's trial started in February, six months after he arrived in Kigali via Dubai aeroplane. His supporters claim he was abducted.

Mahant Narendra Giri case: Seer had recorded a video just before death, know what suicide note mentions
According to police, the eight-page suicide note mentions the name of his disciple Anand Giri, who has now been arrested.

COVID-19 might become endemic, third wave not to be devastating, says vaccinologist Dr Kang
Professor with Christian Medical College Dr Kang stressed the need to develop vaccines to deal with new variants and strengthen regulatory mechanisms.

Neha Kakkar breaks silence amid pregnancy rumours, says THIS
They ignited pregnancy rumours just two months later when she shared a photo in which she was seen holding what seemed to be a baby bump.

World Alzheimer's Day 2021: Date, significance and early warning signs of disease
On World Alzheimer's Day 2021, here's all you need to know about the significance and early signs of the disease.

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Mon, 20 Sep 2021  Australian Dollar 53.5045
Mon, 20 Sep 2021  British Pound Sterling 100.6036
Mon, 20 Sep 2021  Canadian Dollar 57.6701
Mon, 20 Sep 2021  European Euro 86.3558
Mon, 20 Sep 2021  United States Dollar 73.5835

Malabar Group to invest ?750 crore in Telangana
Will set up a manufacturing unit along with a refinery

Indian gold buyers on sidelines, hope for clear price trend
After initial decline earlier this week, global benchmark spot gold prices have settled into narrow, choppy range

India's August gold imports nearly double on price correction
Total import amount for the month stands at 121 tonnes

Is there light at the end of the tunnel for gold?
While the yellow metal futures stay within a range, silver sees a breakout

Gold faces headwinds, downside risks
Despite bullish predictions, the yellow metal is likely to trade in the $1,750-1,800 an ounce range as we move towards the year-end.

Silver drops ?209 per kg; gold ends flat
Trade in gold this week was in a narrow range ahead of the US employment data, says an analyst

India Ratings upgrades Muthoottu Mini Financiers’ debts instruments
Care Ratings had also upgraded Muthoottu Mini Financiers' credit rating from BBB Stable to BBB+ Stable recently

Gold smuggling pegged at 300 tonnes annually
‘Government losing ?20,000 cr in revenues’

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Reuben brothers 2nd-richest in UK, Hindujas 3rd
Mumbai-born brothers David and Simon Reuben held on to their rank as the second-richest in the UK with an estimated net worth of £21.465 billion in the annual Sunday Times Rich List, topped by Russian-origin UK-US dual national Sir Leonard Blavatnik with an estimated fortune of £23 billion.

Joe Biden names Indian-American Rohit Chopra to helm consumer finance body
US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named Indian-American Rohit Chopra as the head of a federal agency tasked with protecting the interests of consumers financials.

Hindu-American community donates over 1.3 lakh kg food to needy during Diwali
The food drive, a collective effort of cultural and religious communities, yoga institutions, and numerous other organisations rooted in the Dharmic value, has been recognised by many states, cities and local governments, a community release issued said.

Eminent Indian-American physician Ajay Lodha passes away due to COVID-19 complications
Lodha, former president of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), battled COVID for the last eight months at Cleveland Clinic and breathed his last on November 21. He was 58.

Four Indian-Americans among 32 students chosen as Rhodes Scholars from US
American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust Elliot Gerson announced the names of the 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars representing the US on Sunday. The four Indian-American students include Swathi R Srinivasan, Vijayasundaram Ramasamy, Garima P Desai and Savarni Sanka.

Jill Biden's policy director, Mala Adiga, has roots in Udupi
She belongs to the family of K Suryanarayana Adiga, founder of the erstwhile undivided Dakshina Kannada districts private sector Karnataka Bank Limited, and Aravind Adiga, who won theMan Booker prize in 2008.

Joe Biden appoints Indian-American Mala Adiga as policy director of incoming First Lady
Adiga was a senior adviser to Jill and senior policy adviser for Biden's 2020 campaign. She previously worked for the Biden Foundation as director for higher education and military families.

Indian-American uses Bollywood music to spread message of Biden and Harris during US polls
Slogans like- "America Ka Neta Kaisa Ho Joe Biden Jaisa Ho", "Trump Hatao America Bachao", "Biden-Harris ko Jitao, America ko aage badao" and "Jaago America Jaago- Biden Harris ko Vote do"- were also released in 14 Indian languages.

Major incident averted as IED detected in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam
The area in Budgam district is close to several sensitive defence and civilian installations, including Srinagar airport

News Analysis| Congress’s dilemma of articulating the question of religious identity
Party leader Rahul Gandhi is keen on taking the fight to the BJP's own turf of Hindutva politics, seeking to distinguish it from the larger Hindu identity.

U.S. Congressman welcomes India's decision to resume COVID-19 vaccine exports
‘As the world's leading vaccine manufacturer, India's role is critical to defeating this pandemic,’ tweted Gregory Meeks

Proposal to divert forest land for concrete road to Kodachadri hilltop draws flak
Environmentalists say it will only benefits tourists, trekkers and pilgrims, not forest or wildlife

Coronavirus updates | U.S. announces new international travel system; only fully vaccinated individuals to be allowed
Vaccinated people from countries like India can now travel to the U.S. with proof of their vaccination before they start flying for the United States

Cycle ride at Thodupuzha on October 7
Pedal Force Kochi, in association with the District Tourism Promotion Council and other agencies, will organise a 'Save Planet cycle ride' at Thodupuz

Court to hear Panun Kashmir’s plea for release of monthly dole to migrant families
The plea to the court has said that the Jammu and Kashmir government’s failure to release the sustenance dole to migrant families has forced them to come out on the roads amid the intense heatwave and the corona pandemic.

Kallakurichi records 30 new COVID-19 cases
Kallakurichi district reported two more COVID-19 deaths and 30 new cases on Monday, taking the district’s tally to 30,728. Two women aged 45 and 62 ye

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Production-Spec Honda N7X To Be Unveiled Today
The Honda N7X is expected to look in-line with other models in the family and a younger sibling to the Honda CR-V.
Toyota CEO: Jobs Will Be Lost In Japan If EV Adoption Happens Rapidly
Toyoda argued that there should be more freedom on what technologies should be used as long as there is an overall reduction happening.
Omega Seiki Mobility Unveils M1KA Electric Light Commercial Vehicle
Omega has a network of 40 dealerships across India and aims at selling 2000 units in the first phase.
Shilpa Shetty's First Instagram Post After Husband Raj Kundra Gets Bail
Hours after her husband, businessman Raj Kundra, was granted bail in the porn films case on Monday, actor Shilpa Shetty took to Instagram, sharing a quote by Chinese-American modernist architect Roger...
World Alzheimer's Day 2021: Know Causes, Symptoms And Treatment For This Condition
World Alzheimer's Day is observed on 21 September every year. The day tries to create awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia.
Goldman Sees Indian Markets Rising To World's Fifth Biggest
India's market capitalization is expected to rise to $5 trillion by 2024 from the current $3.5 trillion, Goldman Sachs analysts wrote in a note.
Miranda House's 1st Cut-Off Marks For BSc Courses From Last Year
DU Cut-Off 2021: Candidates desirous to take admission in Miranda House can check the 1st cut-off marks for BSc courses from last year. Miranda House has bagged the top position in NIRF Rankings 2021...
Netflix Attempts to Spark Growth With a Free Mobile Plan in Kenya
Netflix is offering a free mobile plan with about one-quarter of its TV shows and movies in Kenya, a strategy aimed at sparking growth in a key African market.
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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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