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India's Power Demand Rises This Month As Coal Shortage Lingers: Report

India's Power Demand Rises This Month As Coal Shortage Lingers: Report

Reuters | Saturday October 16, 2021, Chennai

India's electricity demand grew 4.9% during the first half of October, with supply falling short of demand by 1.4% despite a 3.2% rise in coal-fired generation and 30% rise in solar output, a Reuters analysis of government data showed.

Second 'Nihang' Arrested Over Gruesome Killing At Farmers' Protest Site

Second 'Nihang' Arrested Over Gruesome Killing At Farmers' Protest Site

Reported by Mohammad Ghazali, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Saturday October 16, 2021, Chandigarh

A second Nihang - a member of a 'warrior' Sikh order - has been arrested in connection with the gruesome murder of Lakhbir Singh, a Dalit labourer, at a farmers protest site in Haryana's Singhu yesterday.

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez Skips Probe Agency's Call For The 3rd Time

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez Skips Probe Agency's Call For The 3rd Time

Edited by Darshit Singh | Saturday October 16, 2021, New Delhi

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez today skipped her third summon by the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in connection with a money laundering case against fraudsters Sukesh Chandrasekar and his actor-wife Leena Paul.

Will Provide Anti-Drone Security To Jammu, Srinagar Air Bases: NSG Chief

Will Provide Anti-Drone Security To Jammu, Srinagar Air Bases: NSG Chief

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

Counter-terrorism commando force National Security Guard has been deployed at the Indian Air Force stations in Srinagar and Jammu to provide anti-drone security cover to these vital installations, the force's director general MA Ganapathy said.

2 Terrorists, Including Lashkar Commander, Killed In J&K's Pulwama

2 Terrorists, Including Lashkar Commander, Killed In J&K's Pulwama

Written by Nazir Masoodi | Saturday October 16, 2021, Srinagar

Two terrorists, including Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Umar Mushtaq Khandey, have been killed during a joint operation by police and security forces in Pampore area near Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday, a senior police officer said.

BJP's Pragya Thakur Calls Man Who Shot Her Kabaddi Video "Ravana"

BJP's Pragya Thakur Calls Man Who Shot Her Kabaddi Video "Ravana"

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

After a viral video showed her playing kabaddi, Bhopal's BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur described the man who shot and circulated the clip as "Ravana" and said his old age and next birth will get spoiled.

Rahul Gandhi Says "Will Consider" Becoming Congress Chief Again At Meet

Rahul Gandhi Says "Will Consider" Becoming Congress Chief Again At Meet

Reported by Arvind Gunasekar, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Saturday October 16, 2021, New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi "will consider" returning as Congress chief, sources said Saturday after party leaders urged the Lok Sabha MP to rescind his resignation of two years.

PM Modi, Others' Photo On Scarecrow Lands UP Man In Jail

PM Modi, Others' Photo On Scarecrow Lands UP Man In Jail

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

A man has been arrested for sharing on WhatsApp a morphed picture with mugshots of eminent personalities, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stuck to a scarecrow.

Irked By 'Missing' Posters, BJP's Pragya Thakur Targets Congress

Irked By 'Missing' Posters, BJP's Pragya Thakur Targets Congress

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

Lashing out at a Madhya Pradesh Congress legislator for the posters during the COVID-19 pandemic, which claimed that Bhopal's BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur had gone missing, the latter has said "such Congressmen and traitors" have no place in India and

Mere Delay In Eyewitness Statement Can't Result In Rejecting Their Testimonies: Supreme Court

Mere Delay In Eyewitness Statement Can't Result In Rejecting Their Testimonies: Supreme Court

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

Mere delay in recording the statements of eyewitnesses cannot result in rejection of their testimonies, the Supreme Court has said while dismissing an appeal by four people challenging their conviction in a murder case.

"No Regrets": 'Nihang' Who Claimed Brutal Killing At Farmers' Protest

"No Regrets": 'Nihang' Who Claimed Brutal Killing At Farmers' Protest

Reported by Mohammad Ghazali, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Saturday October 16, 2021, New Delhi

Saravjit Singh - of the Sikh 'warrior' order Nihang, and who has claimed responsibility for the gruesome murder of a 35-year-old Dalit labourer at a farmers protest site in Singhu in Haryana's Sonipat district yesterday - has claimed 'no regrets'.

Delhi High Court Notice To Director Hansal Mehta Over His Film <i>Faraaz</i>

Delhi High Court Notice To Director Hansal Mehta Over His Film Faraaz

Asian News International | Saturday October 16, 2021, New Delhi

The Delhi High Court has issued notice and summon to filmmaker Hansal Mehta on a suit seeking a permanent and mandatory injunction and damages for restraining the defendants from releasing the movie ''Faraaz''.

"Modi Government's Single-Point Agenda Sell, Sell, Sell": Sonia Gandhi

"Modi Government's Single-Point Agenda Sell, Sell, Sell": Sonia Gandhi

Asian News International | Saturday October 16, 2021, New Delhi

Slamming Centre's National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) scheme, interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said the country's social goals are in jeopardy because of PM Modi's single-point agenda of "Becho, Becho, Becho".

Delhi Water Supply May Be Hit As UP's Ganga Canal Closes For Maintenance: Report

Delhi Water Supply May Be Hit As UP's Ganga Canal Closes For Maintenance: Report

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

Water supply to Delhi, Noida and Agra is likely to get affected due to maintenance work of the Ganga canal in Muzaffarnagar which was closed on Friday, an official of the Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department said.

Videos Show Kerala Rain Nightmare, Army Helps Out, Air Force On Standby

Videos Show Kerala Rain Nightmare, Army Helps Out, Air Force On Standby

Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Swati Bhasin | Saturday October 16, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

Five districts in Kerala are likely to see heavy rain today where a red alert has been sounded.