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Madhya Pradesh To Hold Quiz Competition On "Ramayana" With Air Travel To Ayodhya As Prize

Madhya Pradesh To Hold Quiz Competition On "Ramayana" With Air Travel To Ayodhya As Prize

Press Trust of India | Monday October 18, 2021, Bhopal

BJP in Madhya Pradesh will hold a general knowledge competition based on the Hindu epic ''Ramayana'' and winners will get a chance to travel by air to UP's Ayodhya, where a grand Ram temple is being constructed, Tourism minister said.

Haryana Man, Jailed In Australia For Attacking Sikhs, Deported

Haryana Man, Jailed In Australia For Attacking Sikhs, Deported

Reported by Mohammed Ghazali, Edited by Debanish Achom | Monday October 18, 2021, Chandigarh/ New Delhi

An Indian man has been deported from Australia for attacking Sikhs several times last year and earlier this year, the country's immigration and citizenship minister tweeted.

Weather Updates: Deaths Due To Kerala Rain Climb To 23 As Search Ops Continue

Weather Updates: Deaths Due To Kerala Rain Climb To 23 As Search Ops Continue

Edited by Sasha Gopalakrishnan | Monday October 18, 2021, New Delhi

Intense spells of rain have also been reported across northwest India, south peninsular India, and east India, with Kerala being the worst hit after heavy rains caused a landslide and flooding that have left at least 23 dead.

13,596 Fresh Covid Cases In India, Lowest Daily Rise In Nearly 8 Months: 10 Points

13,596 Fresh Covid Cases In India, Lowest Daily Rise In Nearly 8 Months: 10 Points

Edited by Swati Bhasin | Monday October 18, 2021, New Delhi

India logged 13,596 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest daily rise in the last eight months or 230 days, the Health Ministry's data showed. 166 people have died of Covid in the last 24 hours.

2 Dead In Fire At Surat Factory, 125 Rescued, Video Shows Calls For Help

2 Dead In Fire At Surat Factory, 125 Rescued, Video Shows Calls For Help

Edited by Arun Nair | Monday October 18, 2021

At least two people have died after a fire broke out at a packaging factory in Surat in Gujarat this morning, news agency ANI reported.

Lakhimpur Kheri Violence Live Updates: Farmers' Body 'Rail Roko' Protest

Lakhimpur Kheri Violence Live Updates: Farmers' Body 'Rail Roko' Protest

Edited by Nonika Sharma | Monday October 18, 2021, New Delhi

Samyukta Kisan Morcha has called for six-hour-long nationwide ''Rail roko'' agitation demanding removal of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni from Union Cabinet over Lakhimpur Kheri incident, in which his son is an accused.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Extends COVID-19 Lockdown In Auckland

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Extends COVID-19 Lockdown In Auckland

Reuters | Monday October 18, 2021, Wellington

New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that the country's biggest city Auckland will remain in lockdown for another two weeks as it looks to control the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

<i>Rail Roko</i> Today Seeks Minister's Resignation Over UP Farmers' Killing

Rail Roko Today Seeks Minister's Resignation Over UP Farmers' Killing

Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Monday October 18, 2021, New Delhi

Pressing for Union Minister Ajay Mishra's dismissal and arrest over Lakhimpur incident in Uttar Pradesh, in which his son has been arrested, the farmers' body has called for a six-hour long nationwide ''Rail roko'' agitation.

Meghalaya Governor Urges Centre To Guarantee Minimum Crop Support Price

Meghalaya Governor Urges Centre To Guarantee Minimum Crop Support Price

Asian News International | Monday October 18, 2021, Rajasthan

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday said that if the Centre would provide a Minimum Support Price (MSP) guarantee through the law, they can resolve the farmers' agitation against the farm laws.

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: 13,596 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India, Lowest in 230 Days

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: 13,596 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India, Lowest in 230 Days

Edited by NDTV Newsdesk | Monday October 18, 2021, New Delhi

India recorded lowest daily rise in Covid cases since early March with 14,146 fresh infections on Sunday. 144 deaths were recorded in the country due to coronavirus, which took the total death count to 4,52,124.

India's Recycling Project Bags Prince William's Earthshot Environment Prize

India's Recycling Project Bags Prince William's Earthshot Environment Prize

Agence France-Presse | Monday October 18, 2021, London

Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Prince William presented the inaugural Earthshot prizes at a ceremony in London on Sunday, with projects from Costa Rica, Italy, the Bahamas and India picking up prizes.

Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain "Likely" In Parts Of Delhi: Weather Office

Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain "Likely" In Parts Of Delhi: Weather Office

Asian News International | Monday October 18, 2021, New Delhi

Thunderstorms with moderate intensity rain with heavy intensity rain over isolated places would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of the national capital during the next 2 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

Thunderstorms, Rainfall "Likely" In Parts Of West Bengal Today: Weather Office

Thunderstorms, Rainfall "Likely" In Parts Of West Bengal Today: Weather Office

Asian News International | Monday October 18, 2021, Kolkata

Thunderstorms with lightning and light to moderate rainfall are likely to affect some parts of the Jhargram district of West Bengal during the next 1-2 hours, as per the Indian Metrological department on Monday.

Babul Supriyo To Submit Resignation As BJP MP On October 19

Babul Supriyo To Submit Resignation As BJP MP On October 19

Asian News International | Monday October 18, 2021, Kolkata

Former Union Minister Babul Supriyo, who resigned from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and joined Trinamool Congress (TMC), would meet Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday (October 19) to submit his resignation as the BJP MP.

Farmers' Body 'Rail <i>Roko</i>' Protest Today Over Farmers' Killing In UP

Farmers' Body 'Rail Roko' Protest Today Over Farmers' Killing In UP

Press Trust of India | Monday October 18, 2021, New Delhi

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Sunday said 'Rail Roko' protests will be held across the country on October 18 to demand the dismissal and arrest Union Minister Ajay Mishra in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.