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Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor N S Vishwanathan on Friday stressed on the need to strengthen the balance sheets of banks to deal with the "serious concern" of stressed assets.


The Supreme Court today asked government to set up a panel of experts to block virtual dare games like Blue Whale Challenge which has allegedly led to several suicidal deaths.


The Supreme Court on friday sought the responses of the Centre and the Election Commission (EC) on a plea seeking directions to take steps to discourage independent candidates from contesting Parliament and state assembly elections.


Delhi Chief Secretary M M Kutty has allegedly refused to comply with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's order to examine issues related to the recent Delhi Metro fare hike and assess whether it could have been avoided.Upset over the development, Kejriwal has asked Kutty


The ED conducted searches against its former joint director, another officer and a few bookies today in connection with its money laundering probe for allegedly receiving bribe for favouring an accused in the IPL cricket betting scam.


A woman and her teenage daughter were killed and four others injured after firecrackers stocked illegally in their house in Aligarh district exploded, police said today.


The Pakistan Army today for the second consecutive day fired small arms and shelled forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.


The CISF will no longer carry out the "humiliating" airport security drill of asking people with disabilities (PWDs) to remove their prosthetics or making passengers get up from their wheelchair for screening, said a top official.


BJP chief Amit Shah today said there was no question of corruption in his son Jay Amit Shah's company and it had not received government land or contract worth even a rupee.


West Bengal has got the dubious distinction of having the maximum number of married girl children at 40 per cent, a survey considered by the Supreme Court has said.

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Dr. Arun Mitra

The Nobel peace prize to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a recognition of its untiring contribution towards negotiating the Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons adopted by the UN General Assembly in July this year.

Ollie Hopkins

Half a century ago, on October 9 1967, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, was assassinated by Mario Teran, a Bolivian army officer, following orders from the CIA. The Argentinian-born Cuban revolutionary hero died leading a guerilla struggle against the US-backed Bolivian military regime of Rene Barrientos, eight years after playing a leading role in the Cuban revolution.

Kalyani Shankar

So, at last Rahul Gandhi is ready to take over the 132-year-old Congress Party next month.  There is a sigh of relief in the party that at last the suspense will be over. This might end the “will he, won’t he” suspense and open a new chapter for the party. Though he chose the US to announce that he was ready to be a challenger to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2019 polls, the young Gandhi has his task cut out to build the organization in the next 18 months and keep it poll ready. The party has been on a steady decline since 2014.

The Economic Advisory Council recently set up by the Prime Minister has admitted that the economy has considerably slowed down, a fact that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been stoutly denying in the face of unassailable facts to the contrary. The Council, headed by Bibek Deb Roy, has admitted that the performance of the Government in employment generation has been dismal and the economy is sluggish. The Council has also observed that demonetization and GST alone are not responsible for the economic slowdown.

Kirkuk (Iraq)

The Iraqi army launched an operation to retake Kurdish-held positions around the disputed oil city of Kirkuk today amid a bitter row with the Kurds over a vote for independence last month.


Facebook's number two executive Sheryl Sandberg said today the company supports the decision to release the contents and targets of Russia-backed political ads on the social network in the 2016 election.


The United States and South Korea will kick off a major navy drill next week, the US navy said today, a fresh show of force against North Korea over its missile and nuclear tests.


Tamils in Sri Lanka's northern city of Jaffna today held demonstrations demanding the release of political prisoners held under the prevention of terrorism law since the end to the armed conflict with the LTTE in May 2009.


Police today claimed to have foiled a bovine smuggling bid by rescuing a dozen animals from a truck in Samba district, an official said. The truck was intercepted at Thatial area in Gagwal belt of Samba by the police.


Masked gunmen today robbed a bank in Ratnipora area in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, decamping with several lakh rupees, less than 24 hours after a similar incident in Anantnag.


A Hizbul Mujahideen militant was today arrested by security forces from Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, the police said. "Gulzar Dar was captured during an operation in Pulwama," a police spokesman said here.


Two city-based school girls have decided to make migrant labourers working in the area surrounding the school aware of their rights as an Indian citizen, by enrolling them as voters.


Dera Sacha Sauda chairperson Vipassana Insan today appeared before a special investigating team of the Haryana Police for questioning in connection with the violence which broke out following the sect head's rape conviction, an official said.


The Congress today set up a three-member screening committee headed by former MP Jitendra Singh to zero down on candidates for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly election.


The Maharashtra government has cancelled the registration of over 4,500 doctors for failing to serve in rural areas for a year, which is mandatory, a Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) official said.


A Chandigarh court today charged Vikas Barala, the son of the Haryana BJP chief, and his friend Ashish Kumar with stalking and attempting to kidnap a senior IAS officer's daughter, Varnika Kundu, in a case that had triggered widespread outrage and a spate of protests.


Karnataka minister R Roshan Baig was at the centre of a controversy today for hurling an expletive at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, triggering an angry reaction from the BJP which demanded his resignation.

Gurgaon residents allowed to burn crackers between 6 pm and 10 pm
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Residents of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh can burn crackers only for three hours -- from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm -- on Diwali, the High Court ordered here, days after the Supreme Court banned the sale of fireworks in neigbhouring Delhi and National Capital region (NCR).


For launching of main girder of the newly constructed fourth Foot Over Bridge at Ranaght station, traffic & power block will be required from 22:30 hrs. to 08:00 hrs. of 14/15.10.2017(Saturday/Sunday).


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bihar tomorrow to attend the centenary celebrations of the Patna University and launch several development projects worth over Rs 3,700 crore.