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News Updates Live: Vedanta board approves dividend of Rs 9.5 per share

Total cost of the payout could reach Rs 3,500 crore, while the record date for it is set as October 31, in a filing by the company.

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11:47 PM

Spain braces for national emergency

The calls for a new state of emergency came just days after Spain registered more than one million virus cases, becoming the sixth country in the world to pass the grim milestone -- and the first in the European Union.
11:26 PM

Russia: Almost 1.5 million COVID-19 cases

Russia reported 16,521 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, slightly down from the record high of 17,340 a day earlier.
11:12 PM

Afghanistan: Al-Qaeda mastermind Mohsen Almisri killed

Al-Qaeda mastermind Mohsen Almisri killed in Afghan forces operation in Andar district of Ghazni province, says an Afghanistan news report.
11:01 PM

Andhra Pradesh: 3,342 new COVID-19 cases

ccording to the state Health Department, the total number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 8,04,026, including 31,469 active cases and 7,65,991 recoveries.
10:48 PM

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch

10:32 PM

Kabul: 18 killed in IS attack

A suicide bomber struck near an education centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 18 people in an attack claimed by the extremist Islamic State.
10:31 PM

Senate GOP pushing Barrett ahead past Democrats' blockade

The Senate opened a rare weekend session Saturday as Republicans raced to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court and seal a conservative majority before Election Day despite Democratic efforts to stall President Donald Trump's nominee.
10:31 PM

Russia sends more military equipment to Central African Republic

Moscow has been solidifying its presence in the CAR in recent years, sending weapons and contractors and political advisors, and has been growing its role on the continent overall as part of a renewed push for global prestige. Five members of the Russian military arrived in the capital Bangui on Saturday led by Oleg Polguev, the senior military officer who will head up the Russian defence ministry's representative office, RIA reported.
10:05 PM

Rajasthan: Special legislative assembly to be held from Oct 31

09:44 PM

Bihar: JD(R)'s candidate Narayan Singh dies

Singh was was shot at in Hathsar village of Sheohar district and succumbed to his injuries. Two of his attackers arrested and admitted to hospital after they were injured.
09:18 PM

This time in Galwan, our 20 jawans of Bihar Regiment sacrificed themselves to protect our motherland...The nation and its boundaries are secure due to you

- Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister

08:53 PM

Bihar: JD(R)'s candidate Narayan Singh shot

Janta Dal Rashtrawadi Party's candidate Narayan Singh shot at in Hathsar village of Sheohar district. He has been admitted to a hospital. One person arrested.
08:51 PM

India always wants good relations with all its neighbouring countries, we have always made an effort for the same. But our jawans have had to sacrifice their lives from time to time to protect our borders, integrity and universality

- Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister

08:36 PM

Uttarakhand: 359 new cases of COVID-19

Total cases now 60,155.
08:20 PM

Rajasthan: Zila Parishad, Panchayat Samiti polls from November 23

State Election Commissioner P S Mehra said the first phase of voting for Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti elections will be held in 21 districts on November 23, second on November 27, third on December 1 and fourth on December 5.
07:56 PM

Vedanta board approves dividend of Rs 9.5 per share

The record date of the payout is set as October 31.
07:42 PM

Rajasthan: 1,852 fresh COVID-19 cases

Total cases rose to 1,84,422, while 12 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,826.
07:12 PM

Dubai announces $136 million extra stimulus package

Dubai has announced a new 500 million dirhams ($136.14 million)stimulus package to support the local economy, taking Dubai's total stimulus measures this year to 6.8 billion dirhams, the crown prince of the emirate said on Twitter.
06:58 PM

UK-US trade pact opposed

Some 50 people assembled near the Houses of Parliament to protest the ongoing negotiations for the trade deal, which the U.K. government is counting on to cushion the impact of Britain's departure from the European Union. Demonstrators are worried the agreement will relax rules for food imports from the U.S.
06:50 PM

Kabul bombing: At least ten dead, 20 wounded

Afghan officials say bombing outside educational center in Kabul has claimed lives and injured people, including children.
06:31 PM

How can Mehbooba Mufti insult the national flag? There isn't anything more objectionable. J&K is an inseparable part of India. Article 370's abrogation was constitutional. We condemn her remark, but why is the so-called secular lobby silent at this anti-national remark?

- Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister, BJP

06:15 PM

Congress has no connection with Jamaat-e-Islami's political outfit

On being asked about the allegation by Union Minister and BJP leader V Muraleedharan that Congress had a discussion with a terrorist group soon after the visit of Rahul Gandhi to the state, Congress leader Mullappally Ramachandran said, "Not at all. It is absolutely wrong and misleading. Can you point out a single instance if we had any discussion with any terrorist group? Muraleedharan wants to create problems in the party (Congress). There are enough problems in the BJP-ruled states."
05:55 PM

Nigeria: Curfew in Lagos eases

Lagos has been rocked by days of chaos since the shooting of peaceful protesters by security forces in the city on Tuesday. People are protesting the government's Special Anti-Robbery Squads.
05:40 PM

This election isn't about any candidate but Bihar's future. We must keep that in mind while voting. Since 2014 there's been a shift in Indian election ethics. Now politics is based on the merit of work done not casteism, regionalism and other divisive bases of votes

- J P Nadda, President, BJP

05:25 PM

Poland: President Andrzej Duda tests positive for COVID-19

Duda's diagnosis comes amid a huge surge in confirmed new cases of COVID-19 and virus-related deaths in Poland, a nation that saw only very low infection rates in the spring.
05:22 PM

Onion prices go up as crops damaged by rainfall

Onion prices have increased in Nashik as supply has been hit after rainfall damaged crops in several parts of the country.
05:15 PM

Bihar's self-respecting people don't pray to God for chance to get money in fodder scam. While praying to goddess Laxmi, they find that she neither comes by holding 'haath' of Congress nor brings 'lalten'. She comes by sitting on a 'kamal'

- Smriti Irani, Union Minister

05:09 PM

Pilot to campaign for Congress candidates in Madhya Pradesh

Pilot is expected hold a two-day poll campaign in Narwar-Shivpuri, Shaitanbada, Jora, Sumavali, Noorabad, Manbasai, Gormi and Gohad on October 27 and 28. Pilot is scheduled to address a press conference in Gwalior on October 28 ahead of the bypolls in the state.
05:01 PM

The entire country should get the vaccine for free, it is everyone's right. We will see when the vaccine comes, what it's like and how much it costs

- Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, Delhi

04:40 PM

Tata Motors crosses 40 lakh cumulative production milestone

04:33 PM

People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration

Farooq Abdullah to be president and Mehbooba Mufti the vice-president of 'People's Alliance'. A document will be prepared within a month via which we'll present facts behind the lies that are being propagated. It'll be a tribute to people of Jammu and Kashmir who are being slandered, says Sajjad Lone.
04:31 PM

We are anti-BJP, we are not anti-national

- Farooq Abdullah, Chairman, Jammu & Kashmir National Conference

04:21 PM

America: 83,757 new cases

The 83,000 daily increase is the highest daily increase recorded in the country, with the previous highest increase of 77,000 coming on July 16.
04:08 PM

RJD manifesto for Bihar polls

The main talking points from the party's manifesto for the Bihar polls seem to be:
  • 10 lakh jobs
  • Loan waiver for farmers
  • Increasing income of farmers
03:46 PM

Uttarakhand Minister Rawat not contesting 2022 polls

"It has been a long time since I am an MLA and a minister. So, I decided not to contest the 2022 Assembly polls. I will also request the party high command that I don't want to contest the election. I am not taking a political retirement. I will continue working for the party and the state," said Harak Singh Rawat.
03:24 PM

No interest on interest for loans up to Rs 2 crore during moratorium

  • The Ministry of Finance has approved a scheme to provide relief in interest compounding to borrowers for the six-month loan moratorium period extended in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This will come in form of the grant of ex-gratia payment of the difference between compound interest and simple interest for six months period from March 1 to August 31.
  • This comes after the Supreme Court directed the Central government to implement the interest waiver on loans of up to Rs 2 crore as soon as possible observing that it is not fair on the government's part to delay the implementation of its decision.
03:18 PM

Income tax return filing deadline for FY20 extended till Dec 31

  • The deadline for filing returns by individual taxpayers for FY 2019-20 has been extended by a month till December 31, the finance ministry said on Saturday.
  • For those taxpayers whose accounts need to be audited, the Income-Tax Return filing deadline has been extended by two months till January 31, 2021. The government had in May extended the date for filing ITR for FY2019-20 from July 31 to November 30, to give compliance relief to taxpayers.
03:02 PM

J&K: Meeting of members of 'People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration' underway at Mehbooba Mufti's residence in Srinagar.

National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah and NC Vice President Omar Abdullah also present.
03:01 PM

Air pollution continues to rise in Delhi as the Air Quality Index (AQI) deteriorates.

02:52 PM

The entire country should get the vaccine for free, it is everyone's right. We will see when the vaccine comes, what it's like and how much it costs.

- Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister

02:31 PM

IL&FS misses debt resolution target by Rs 7,300 cr in Sept qtr

02:30 PM

Rajnath Singh heads for Darjeeling on two-day visit to West Bengal, Sikkim

02:22 PM

Former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis tests positive for COVID19

02:14 PM

Madhya Pradesh govt decides to allow visitors for jail inmates starting November 1

Reports PTI
02:06 PM

Shiv Sena has decided to organise its annual Dussehra rally at an auditorium in Mumbai and not on the Shivaji Park ground, where the event is traditionally held, in view of COVID-19

Reports PTI
01:55 PM

Photo of the Pakistan Amry quadcopter shot down by Indian Army

01:46 PM

21 lakh people in Gujarat received free treatment under Ayushman Bharat scheme, saved Rs 100 crore

- PM Modi

01:37 PM

RJD's manifesto assures 10 lakh jobs, focuses on higher MSPs, smart village and better healthcare

01:32 PM

Spy working for Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) arrested in Barmer. He has been taken to Jaipur for further questioning

- Rajasthan Police ADG (Intelligence), Umesh Mishra

01:14 PM

Indian Army troops shot down a Pakistan Army quadcopter around 8 am today along Line of Control in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Pakistani quadcopter made by Chinese company DJI Mavic 2 Pro model was shot down while it was flying over own position there, reports ANI.
01:04 PM

Sri Lanka's total COVID-19 patients surpass 7,000

12:56 PM

A 6-year-old child of a Dalit migrant labourer from Bihar is raped, killed & body half-burnt in Hoshiarpur (Punjab) & it doesn't shake the conscience of the brother & sister who rush to every other place which can help them politically

- Union Min & BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman

12:49 PM

70.5 lakh farmer families in Gujarat being facilitated with irrigation system to enhance their income

- PM Modi

12:32 PM

Asia becomes second region to exceed 10 million coronavirus cases

Asia surpassed 10 million infections of the new coronavirus on Saturday, the second-heaviest regional toll in the world, according to a Reuters tally, as cases continue to mount in India despite a slowdown and sharp declines elsewhere.
12:25 PM

Military canteens to stop selling Chinese goods, imported liquor too may come under ban

The Defence Ministry is working towards banning the sale of imported items from countries including China at its canteen stores department as part of its efforts to promote local goods under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat scheme.
12:12 PM

Poland's president tests positive for coronavirus: official

Reports AFP
11:58 AM

Karnataka HC Bench in Franklin Templeton Case: During the said 6 weeks, there will be no redemptions by investors. The Trustee and FT are directed not to make more borrowings, causing more liabilities.

Reports Bar and Bench
11:46 AM

Karnataka HC Bench in Franklin Templeton Case: We deem it appropriate to stay the operation of the judgment for a period of 6 weeks. None of the Respondents will take any steps on the basis of the notices issued by FT in April.

Reports legal new website Bar and Bench
11:36 AM

Karnataka HC in Franklin Templeton Case : No Interference can be made in the decision of Trustee to wind up the 6 schemes. However, consent from unit holders as per regulations to be obtained. Hence, we restrain FT Trustee not to proceed WITHOUT obtaining consent of unit holders.

Reports Bar and Bench
11:31 AM

Odisha reports 1,695 new COVID19 infections and 15 deaths

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