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Print Media Asked To Refrain From Publishing Bihar Elections Predictions

The Press Council of India, through an advisory on October 20, asked newspapers and magazines to refrain from publishing articles related to predictions on the Bihar elections. The advisory stated that this was in accordance with the 'Section-126A' of the Representation of the People Act, and intends to "ensure free, fair and transparent election". The council has prohibited… read-more

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 - 09:13 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Bihar, Bihar Assembly Elections, Indian newspapers, election prediction

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Chinese soldier

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India Returns PLA Soldier Who Crossed LAC To China

The soldier of China's People's Liberation Army, who had crossed over LAC to the Indian side, was returned back to the country in the late hours of October 20. Reportedly, the Indian Army handed him over to the Chinese Army at the Chushul Moldo meeting point. Earlier, China had expressed its hope that India would return the soldier, Wang Ya Long, soon.

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 - 08:57 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: India, China, PLA Soldier, Indian Army, LAC

Courtesy: India TV News

Karnataka Traffic Police

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Karnataka To Suspend Driving Licenses If Riders Caught Without Helmet

Karnataka government has ordered to suspend the driving licenses for up to three months if the riders are caught without helmet. It also made it mandatory for children above 4-year-old to wear helmets. Reportedly, the suspension comes in addition to a fine of Rs 500. The government stated that the "new rule" will come to effect immediately throughout the state. 

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 10:10 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Karnataka, Driving License, Helmets, Suspension

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Police At Hathras

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Hathras Case: Independent Fact-finding Team Suspects Evidence Tampering

An independent fact-finding team has suspected that a "deliberate" attempt was made to tamper important evidences in the Hathras rape case. The team also alleged that the victim's father was coerced to be contented with the probe. It further mentioned that the UP police behaved in a dubious way vis-à-vis the case. Besides, the team questioned the UP government's intent behind shifting the victim to Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 08:04 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Hathras, Sexual Assault, Gang-Rape, Uttar Pradesh

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Biryani

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Tamil Nadu: Crowd Gathers At Shop For Rs 10 Biryani; Shop Owner Arrested

A biryani-seller, who charged a plate of the eatable only Rs 10, was booked by Tamil Nadu Police for attracting huge crowd in and outside shop. Reportedly, many people gathered outside the 29-year-old's store were flouting social distancing norms and some were even without mask. Later, the police dispersed the crowd, which was causing a traffic issue as well. However, the police granted bail to the seller after warning.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 06:54 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Tamil Nadu

Courtesy: The News Minute

PM Modi

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Ahead Of Festivals, PM Modi Urges Citizens To Celebrate Responsibly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his October 20 address, urged Indian citizens to celebrate the upcoming festivals with responsibility. The PM reminded that only the lockdown has gone but the battle against the virus is still not over. He requested the citizens to wear masks always and wash hands regularly to remain protected from the virus. He mentioned that efforts to develop the COVID-19 vaccine have been intensified, and assured to… read-more

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 06:29 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: PM Narendra Modi, Covid-19, Festive Season, Covid Vaccine

Courtesy: Brifly Exclusive

Farmers

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Study Reveals Only 67% Farmers Informed About Farm Bills

A Gaon Connection's survey has revealed that only 67% of the participants (all farmers) had knowledge about the new 'farm bills'. The survey named "The Indian Farmer’s Perception of the New Agri Laws", revealed out of the 52% of farmers who oppose the laws, 64% knew the details of the bill and out of 35% supporting the laws, 82% were informed. The survey was conducted across 16 states, including 5,022 participants.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 05:06 PM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Farm Bill, Farmers, Survey, India

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Rahul Gandhi, Kamal Nath

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Rahul Reacts To Kamal Nath's 'Item' Comment; Kamal Admonishes Rahul's Views

In a series of developments on Kamal Nath's use of 'item' word, Rahul Gandhi has said that he personally does not appreciate the comment and "It is unfortunate." However, Kamal Nath has admonished the statement saying it is only personal views of Rahul Gandhi. He further asserted that he had no intentions to insult anyone. Earlier, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh, had written to Sonia Gandhi demanding Kamal Nath's suspension from party posts… read-more

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 04:51 PM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Rahul Gandhi, Kamal Nath, Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Arvind Kejriwal

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Delhi Offers Financial Aid of Rs 15 Crore To Flood-Hit Telangana

Following the flood situation in Hyderabad, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has announced a financial aid of Rs 15 crore to Telangana. While announcing the aid, the CM said that “people of Delhi stand by our brothers and sisters in Hyderabad.” The Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao is said to have thanked Kejriwal over phone. Reportedly, over 37,000 people have been rescued from the flood-affected areas in Hyderabad, and another 33 have died.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 02:39 PM / by Shivam Chandrashekhar Kulkarni

Tags: Delhi Government , CM Arvind Kejriwal, Telangana, Hyderabad, Floods

Courtesy: ANI News

Sanjay Kumar, Director CSIR-IHBT planting heeng sapling

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India Plants First 'Heeng' Saplings in Lahaul-Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh

In an interesting agricultural development, scientists at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research- Institute of Himalayan Bioresource, Palampur (CSIR-IHBT) have introduced six varieties of heeng (Asafoetida) from Iran. Sanjay Kumar, Director, CSIR-IHBT planted the first sapling at Lahaul and Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh, on a trial basis. Scientists have also distributed the asafoetida plants to seven farmers in the… read-more

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 01:39 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Agriculture, Heeng, Asafoetida, CSIR_IHBT, NBPGR, Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan

Courtesy: Brifly Exclusive