Cong urges Centre to take up with B'desh attacks on Hindus
Kolkata: Voicing concern over reports of attack on minority Hindu community in some parts of Bangladesh, Cong leader in LS Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury urged the Centre to take up the issue immediately with the neighbouring country.
COVID-19: Rajasthan to make wearing of masks compulsory
Rajasthan will be the first state in the country to enact a law making it compulsory to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Monday.
Poet Munawwar Rana booked over remarks on France killings
An FIR has been registered against Urdu poet Munawwar Rana for allegedly defending the recent killings in France over a caricature of Prophet Muhammad, police said on Monday.
Mumbai:753 new suburban services; 88% locals now back on track
In a bid to prevent crowding in local trains in Mumbai, railway authorities added 753 new special services from Monday, taking the total number of services on the suburban network to2,773, officials said.
4 Naxals arrested, arms and ammunition seized in Jharkhand
Four Naxals belonging to the banned People''s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) outfit have been arrested in Jharkhand''s Simdega district and arms and ammunition seized from their possession, police said on Monday.
Trump indicates gearing up for legal battle against prolonged vote count
US Prez Donald Trump has denied that he is planning to prematurely declare victory after the presidential polls are over and hinted that he is gearing up for a legal battle against a vote count that stretched past Election Day.
Pak Opposition alliance asked to postpone Peshawar rally
An alliance of Opposition parties in Pakistan has been asked by a minister in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to postpone their upcoming rally in Peshawar against Prime Minister Imran Khan due to threats of a possible terrorist attack.
Philippines: 16 dead, thousands of homes damaged in typhoon
At least 16 people were killed as Typhoon Goni lashed the Philippines over the weekend, and about 13,000 shanties and houses were damaged or swept away in the eastern island province that was first hit by the ferocious storm, officials said Monday.
Biden works to push Black turnout in campaign's final days
Philadelphia: Joe Biden is spending the final days of the presidential campaign appealing to Black supporters to vote in-person during a pandemic that has disproportionally affected their communities.
New Zealand's new deputy leader first gay man to hold role
New Zealand''s new Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson will be the country''s first openly gay man to hold the role and is among a team of top lawmakers announced Monday that is remarkable for its diversity.
Thai king and queen take to street to meet adoring royalists
Under increasing pressure from protesters demanding reforms to the monarchy, Thailand''s king and queen met with thousands of adoring supporters in Bangkok, mixing with citizens in the street after attending a religious ceremony inside the Grand Palace.
Trump decries FBI probe of supporters surrounding Biden bus
President Donald Trump on Sunday suggested the FBI should stop investigating an incident in which his supporters were seen surrounding a Biden campaign bus in Texas, which led Democrats to cancel an event there.
Thousands protest in Belarus amid continued crackdown
Thousands of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets of the capital to demand the resignation of the country''s longtime president for the 13th straight Sunday and encountered police using stun grenades to break up the crowds and making warning shots in the air from what authorities said were "non-lethal weapons".
Sensex ends 144 pts higher; financial stocks sparkle
Mumbai: Equity benchmark Sensex ended 144 points higher on Monday, tracking strong buying sentiment in financial stocks amid positive cues from global markets.
Registration of residential properties in Mumbai region up 36% in Oct : Report
The registration of residential properties in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) during October rose 36 per cent year-on-year at 7,929 units on higher demand during festive season and reduction in stamp duty by the Maharashtra government, according to Knight Frank.
Gold rises by Rs 103; silver gains Rs 793
Gold prices rose Rs 103 to Rs 51,286 per 10 gram in the national capital on Monday supported by strong global trends and rupee depreciation, according to HDFC Securities.
VECV reports 11.9 pc rise in sales at 4,200 units in October
VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), a Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture, on Monday reported an 11.9 per cent increase in sales for October at 4,200 units.
Rupee slumps 30 paise to 74.40 against US dollar in early trade
Mumbai: The rupee depreciated 30 paise to 74.40 against the US dollar in opening trade on Monday tracking muted domestic equities and strong American currency amid global risk aversion.
ICICI Bank shares jump nearly 6 pc as Q2 profit zooms to record high
Shares of ICICI Bank on Monday jumped nearly 6 per cent after the company reported an over four-fold jump in consolidated net profit for September quarter.
Ashok Leyland sales up 1 pc in October at 9,989 units
Hinduja flagship firm Ashok Leyland on Monday reported 1 per cent increase in total commercial vehicle sales at 9,989 units in October.
Sensex shed over 200 pts in early trade; Reliance tanks 4 pc
Mumbai: Equity benchmark Sensex dropped over 200 points in early trade tracking losses in index-heavyweights Reliance Industries, TCS and Infosys amid sustained foreign fund outflow.
Bajaj Auto reports 11 pc jump in Oct sales at 512,038 units
Bajaj Auto Ltd on Monday reported an 11 per cent increase in its total vehicle sales at 512,038 units in October.
SC junks plea against election of Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad seat
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a plea challenging the election of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi in 2019 from Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala.
Non-payment of salaries: HC says DU teachers can't be allowed to suffer
Teachers cannot be allowed to suffer in the blame game between the AAP government and Delhi University colleges, the Delhi High Court on Monday observed while hearing a plea challenging the decision to pay the outstanding salaries to staffers from the Students Society Fund (SSF).
Delhi violence: HC sets aside trial court's order granting bail to private school owner
The Delhi High Court Monday set aside the trial court order granting bail to a private school owner in a case related to communal violence in north-east Delhi during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in February. Justice Suresh Kumar Kait said the trial court has granted bail to accused Faisal Farooq at a pre-mature stage while ignoring the relevant material on record.
AG stresses on gender sensitisation, tells SC about need to educate judges
Orders in sexual assault cases asking the accused to get the victim to tie him a ''rakhi'' are drama , Attorney General K K Venugopal said on Monday while stressing the need for gender sensitisation and educating judges on the necessity of focusing on facts particularly when imposing bail conditions.
Shah Rukh Khan turns 55: Industry friends and colleagues share their love of King of romance
Mumbai: As superstar Shah Rukh Khan turned a yr older, his co-actors Juhi Chawla, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Madhuri Dixit-Nene as well as B'wood stars Anushka Sharma and Rajkummar Rao among others wished him health and happiness.
Our industry is wary of two hero films: Bejoy Nambiar
Making a multi-hero project is challenging in the Indian film industry, says filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar, who believes many interesting stories remain untold because of the lack of interest the makers show in backing ensembles.
Josh Duhamel to star in heist thriller 'Bandit'
"When in Rome" star Josh Duhamel will headline "Bandit", a heist thriller based on real-life events.
Chrissy Teigen honours late son Jack with new tattoo
Model Chrissy Teigen has paid tributes to her and singer John Legend''s late son Jack by getting his name inked on her wrist. The had announced in September that she had suffered a pregnancy loss while expecting her third child with Legend.
John Turturro joins Apple thriller 'Severance'
Emmy winner John Turturro, best known for miniseries "The Plot Against America" and "The Night Of", has boarded the cast of Apple TV''s thriller drama "Severance".
Mighty Mumbai Indians stand between Sunrisers and play-off spot
Sharjah: Riding high on momentum, resurgent Sunrisers Hyderabad will back themselves to topple the mighty Mumbai Indians and qualify for the IPL play-offs here on Tuesday.
Ruturaj Gaikwad: Coaches from formative years remember "converted opener"
Sandeep Chavan fondly remembers the day seven years back when he had a word of advice for slightly built teenager Ruturaj Gaikwad.
MPL Sports Apparel new kit sponsor of Indian cricket team
Fantasy gaming platform Mobile Premier League''s subsidiary arm ''MPL Sports Apparel and Accessories'' is the new kit sponsor of the Indian cricket team for a period of three years.
We couldn't have done anything more, up to Gods now: Morgan
Dubai: Pleased with his team''s efforts in a crunch situation, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan said they couldn''t have done anything more in a must-win game against Rajasthan Royals.
Wilson scores 2 as Newcastle upsets Everton 2-1 in EPL
Callum Wilson scored twice as Newcastle beat Everton 2-1 in the English Premier League to extend Everton''s dip in form following a strong start to the season.
Tour de France 2021 route features double climb up Ventoux
Next year''s Tour de France will feature two ascents of the famed Mont Ventoux on the same stage halfway through the race.
Relief, happiness as Bale is Tottenham's match-winner again
Gareth Bale soared into the air, connected with the ball and powered it into the net.
David Silva scores to lead Sociedad to top of Spanish league
With a goal against his former team, David Silva ended his scoreless streak in his return to the Spanish league.
Darren Clarke wins first PGA Tour Champions title
Darren Clarke won the TimberTech Champions for his first PGA Tour Champions title, two-putting for birdie on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk and Bernhard Langer.
GK Snapshots on 2 November 2020
1. Kerala, Goa, Chandigarh emerge as Best Governed States and Union Territory: PAC Report
2. Indian Railways Launches ‘Meri Saheli’ Initiative for Safety of Women Train Passengers
3. Government extends Deadline to Make Payment under Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme till March 31, 2021
4. NITI Aayog Released a Draft Model Act and Rules for States on Conclusive Land Titling
5. Government revises PLI scheme Guidelines to boost local production of bulk drugs, medical devices
6. RBL Bank and Visa Launched Instant Payouts “Visa Direct” for FinTechs
7. NABARD Sanctioned Rs 8504.30 lakh under RIDF scheme Goa during 2020-21
8. GSTN Enables Composition Taxpayers to file NIL statement through SMS
9. HAL inks INR 400 Crore pact with Tech Mahindra for ‘Project Parivartan’
10. Microsoft India and NSDC Collaborates to Empower over 1 lakh Underserved Young Women in India with Digital skills
11. ESSCI Appoints PVG Menon as its CEO
12. Axis Bank to Acquire Up To 19.002% Instead of 17.002% in Max Life Insurance
13. India Successfully Test-Fired Air Launched Version of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile
14. 1st Alexis Vastine International Tournament held in Nantes, France; India Clinched 9 Medals
15. World Cities Day 2020 Observed on October 31, 2020
16. Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2020: October 24- 31
17. World Thrift Day Observed on October 31, 2020
18. Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) observed on October 31, 2020
19. Jishnu Baruah Appointed as New Assam chief secretary; Succeeds Kumar Sanjay Krishna
20. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Launches ‘Green Delhi’ App to Redress Pollution Complaints
21. Union Territory of Ladakh celebrating its first raising day; J&K marks first anniversary of becoming UT
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