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Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: India Records 15,981 New COVID-19 Cases

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: India Records 15,981 New COVID-19 Cases

Edited by NDTV Newsdesk | Sunday October 17, 2021, New Delhi

India recorded 15,981 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, 5.7% lower than Friday. During the same period, 166 deaths were also recorded in the country due to Covid, which took the total death count to 4,51,980.

Kerala Floods: Devotees Asked To Refrain From Visiting Sabarimala Temple

Kerala Floods: Devotees Asked To Refrain From Visiting Sabarimala Temple

Asian News International | Sunday October 17, 2021, Kottayam

Travancore Devaswom Board requested Lord Ayyappa devotees to refrain from visiting Sabarimala Temple on October 17 and 18 in view of the continuing heavy rainfall in the state.

Woman Riding Pillion Forced To Take Off Hijab In Madhya Pradesh

Woman Riding Pillion Forced To Take Off Hijab In Madhya Pradesh

Reported by Anurag Dwary, Edited by Debanish Achom | Sunday October 17, 2021, Bhopal

A woman riding pillion on a scooter was forced to remove her hijab by some people in Bhopal on Saturday, which led to widespread criticism on social media.

Navy Increases Readiness For Rescue Operations Amid Heavy Rains In Kerala

Navy Increases Readiness For Rescue Operations Amid Heavy Rains In Kerala

Asian News International | Sunday October 17, 2021, Kochi

In view of a red alert issued in five districts of Kerala amid flood-like situation following heavy rains in the state, the Southern Naval Command (SNC) has gone up in readiness for assisting local administration in rescue operations.

Kerala Health Minister Reviews Preparedness Amid Flood-Like Situation

Kerala Health Minister Reviews Preparedness Amid Flood-Like Situation

Asian News International | Sunday October 17, 2021, Pathanamthitta (Kerala)

Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Saturday held a review meeting at Pathanamthitta collectorate to assess water logging in the low lying areas in the district that is witnessing a flood-like situation similar to nearby Kottayam district.

Omar Abdullah Condemns Killing Of UP Carpenter By Terrorists In Pulwama

Omar Abdullah Condemns Killing Of UP Carpenter By Terrorists In Pulwama

Asian News International | Sunday October 17, 2021, Srinagar

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Saturday condemned the killing of Sagir Ahmed, a carpenter who was killed by terrorists in the Pulwama district of the union territory on Saturday.

Congress Slams Centre On "Unsustainably High" Fuel, Cooking Gas Prices

Congress Slams Centre On "Unsustainably High" Fuel, Cooking Gas Prices

Asian News International | Sunday October 17, 2021, New Delhi

The Congress on Saturday called upon the BJP-led government to reduce excise duty to bring down the "unsustainably high fuel and cooking gas prices".

Kerala Chief Minister Holds High-Level Meeting On Rescue Efforts Amid Floods

Kerala Chief Minister Holds High-Level Meeting On Rescue Efforts Amid Floods

Asian News International | Sunday October 17, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday held a high-level meeting to intensify the rescue efforts and said that all means will be used to evacuate people stranded in areas flooded due to heavy rains in the state, including Kottayam.

80% Funds Went To Politicians Before J&K Special Status Ended: RSS Chief

80% Funds Went To Politicians Before J&K Special Status Ended: RSS Chief

Asian News International | Saturday October 16, 2021, Nagpur

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday alleged that before the abrogation of Article 370, about 80 per cent of funds allocated to Jammu and Kashmir used to land in the pockets of political leaders.

17 Candidates In Fray For Bihar's Tarapur, Kusheshwar Asthan Assembly Bypolls

17 Candidates In Fray For Bihar's Tarapur, Kusheshwar Asthan Assembly Bypolls

Press Trust of India | Saturday October 16, 2021, Patna

Altogether 17 candidates are left in the fray for the by-election to Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan assembly seats in Bihar on the last date for withdrawal of nomination papers on Saturday, an official in the election office said.

Rahul Gandhi Meets Ashok Gehlot Amid Buzz Over Rajasthan Cabinet Changes

Rahul Gandhi Meets Ashok Gehlot Amid Buzz Over Rajasthan Cabinet Changes

Press Trust of India | Saturday October 16, 2021, New Delhi

Amid speculation over Cabinet expansion and organisational changes in Rajasthan, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi held a meeting with state Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in New Delhi on Saturday.

Farmers Cannot "Wash Their Hands Off": Caste Panel Chief On Killing At Protest Site

Farmers Cannot "Wash Their Hands Off": Caste Panel Chief On Killing At Protest Site

Press Trust of India | Saturday October 16, 2021, New Delhi

A day after the gruesome killing of a man at Delhi's Singhu border, National Commission for Scheduled Caste Chairperson Vijay Sampla on Saturday said the farmer leaders cannot "wash their hands off" the incident.

<i>Gol-Gappa</i> Seller, Shot Dead In J&K, "Worked Hard To Get Out Of Poverty"

Gol-Gappa Seller, Shot Dead In J&K, "Worked Hard To Get Out Of Poverty"

Press Trust of India | Saturday October 16, 2021, Srinagar

Arbind Kumar Sah was selling golgappas -- a type of street food -- in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar city with the hope to earn enough money to improve the lives of his poverty-stricken family back home in Bihar.

J&K Separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani's Grandson Sacked From Government Job

J&K Separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani's Grandson Sacked From Government Job

Reported by Neeta Sharma, Edited by Debanish Achom | Saturday October 16, 2021, New Delhi

The grandson of pro-Pakistan Kashmir separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani has been sacked as research officer from a government-owned convention centre in Jammu and Kashmir, sources have said.

Senior 'G-23' Leaders Welcome Congress Organisational Election Schedule

Senior 'G-23' Leaders Welcome Congress Organisational Election Schedule

Press Trust of India | Saturday October 16, 2021, New Delhi

Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma, both members of the Group of 23, on Saturday hailed the election schedule announced after the deliberations at the CWC meeting