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AFSPA retained in parts of Assam, Arunachal, Nagaland, and Manipur for another six months
The uncertainty around the culmination of the Naga peace process is one of the reasons that led to the Armed Forces (Special) Powers Act (AFSPA) being retained in some parts of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, and Arunachal Pradesh for another six months, according to government officials.
Exports drop 3.5% in September, imports slide below $60 billion for the first time in seven months
India’s goods exports dropped 3.5% in September to $32.62 billion, while imports slid below $60 billion for the first time in seven months to $59.35 billion, 5.44% higher than a year ago. The trade deficit stood at $26.73 billion for the month.
Online betting platform advertisements still visible on TV and digital media: I&B Ministry
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry advised online news websites, OTT platforms, and private TV channels to refrain from publishing or broadcasting advertisements of online betting platforms or any surrogate product depicting them.
J&K DGP Prisons found murdered under suspicious circumstances
Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General (Prisons) Hemant K. Lohia was found murdered at his residence in Jammu on Monday night with police suspecting his domestic help as the main culprit.
North Korea fires missile towards the east
North Korea fired a ballistic missile off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The Japanese government warned citizens to take cover after its coast guard reported on a suspected missile launch by North Korea.
Security heightened in Jammu and Kashmir as Amit Shah kicks off two-day visit
A non-local bank manager escaped unhurt in a militant attack in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday, as Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived for a two-day visit to the Union Territory.
MGNREGS to fund work to reverse desertification of land across States
With limited funds to deal with the gargantuan task of restoring degraded land and reversing desertification in the country, the government is now planning to bring convergence between the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY).
Over 69% houses constructed under PMAY in rural India are owned by women, says government
Over 69% of houses constructed under the Prime Ministers’ special housing scheme are either wholly or jointly owned by women in rural areas.
Will not withdraw from contest, says Congress presidential candidate Shashi Tharoor
All India Congress Committee (AICC) presidential candidate Shashi Tharoor said that there is a need to have a strong Congress party in the country to take on BJP at the Centre.
Low-pressure area over Bay of Bengal may trigger rain in Kerala
Kerala is likely to experience light to moderate rainfall till Friday as a low-pressure area has been formed over the Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood under the influence of two cyclonic circulations.
Punjab CM announces hike in sugarcane price to ₹380 per quintal
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced increasing the price of sugarcane to ₹380 per quintal from the existing ₹360 per quintal.
Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra to enter Andhra Pradesh on October 14
The Bharat Jodo Yatra launched by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to enter Andhra Pradesh between D. Hirehal and Obulapuram in Anantapur district on October 14. N. Raghuveera Reddy, former president of Andhra Pradesh Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) who have been staying away from active politics after the 2019 elections, will take part in the yatra.
Kerala bids adieu to CPI(M) leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan
Bugles sounded, uniformed police personnel gave a gun salute and silence fell over the crowd as Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s mortal remains were consigned to the flames at the Payyambalam crematorium here on Monday evening.
India’s coal production rises 12% in September
The country’s coal output rose a 12% to 57.93 million tonnes in September. India’s coal output stood at 51.72 MT in the year-ago period.
Pound jumps against dollar on U.K. tax U-turn, weak U.S. data
The pound jumped 1% against the dollar on Monday after the British government dropped a controversial tax cut and data showed weak growth in U.S. manufacturing.
Bumrah out of T20 World Cup with back injury: BCCI secretary Jay Shah
India’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the ICC T20 World Cup due to a back injury, the BCCI announced on Monday. Bumrah’s absence will certainly affect India’s chances in the marquee event in Australia as death bowling still remains a grey area.
Sambo Lapung breaks Vikas Thakur’s three-year-old clean and jerk record
Arunachal Pradesh’s Sambo Lapung conquered his love for fast food to break Services’ lifter Vikas Thakur’s three-year-old clean and jerk record and claim the men’s 96kg gold medal at the weightlifting arena of the National Games on Monday.
India U-17 Women beat WSS Barcelona Club 17-1 in last match of exposure tour
In the final match of their exposure tour, the India U-17 Women’s National team decisively crushed WSS Barcelona Club 17-1 on Sunday at the Soccerland stadium in Spain.
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