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  • Indian expatriate community is reportedly the largest ethnic community in UAE and the cultural influence of the growing Indian community can be easily seen during Diwali time.Diwali or Festival of lights is a time for celebration and Dubai has come alive in myriad colours.




  • The festival of lights is being celebrated across the country with pomp and show. In the national capital, the air quality this evening is better than...




  • At least 43 Afghan soldiers were killed as the Taliban carried out two suicide car bombings at an army camp in Kandahar, setting off several hours of fighting. Afghanistan's ToloNews cited security officials saying at least 24 were wounded in the attack last night.




  • Washington says, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his first major India-policy speech set the tone of bilateral relationship between India and the US for 100 years. A State Department official told reporters that Mr Tillerson's speech was designed for many audiences including China.




  • In a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made a video call to the crew of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini, which is currently on a mission to circumnavigate the globe. Mr Modi conveyed Diwali greetings to the crew on behalf of the nation.



  • Pakistan Prime Ministern Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, greeted the Hindu community on the occasion of Diwali.In his Diwali message Mr.




  • India has strongly condemned the barbaric attack at the Afghan National Army base in Kandahar province today.The Ministry of External Affairs said, India is gravely concerned at the recent escalation of terrorist violence against Afghanistan, despite hopes recently kindled by new strategies as well as efforts for bringing peace in the country.



  • A Pakistani anti-graft court today indicted ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter for allegations linked to ownership of posh London flats.




  • A Pakistani anti-graft court today indicted ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter for allegations linked to ownership of posh London flats. Sharif, his daughter Maryam, as well as her husband Muhammad Safdar, had all been indicted.



  • As a Diwali gift to personnel of military and paramilitary, the Government has abolished the monthly charges on Digital Satellite Phone Terminal, DSPT and also reduced call rates to 1 rupee per minute. Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha yesterday said Defence as well as paramilitary personel will be able to make calls to their families using satellite phone for Rs 1 per minute from today, instead of the existing Rs 5 per minute.




  • On the second day of her two-day visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Car Nicobar today. On her arrival at the Air Force Station in Car Nicobar, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was given a warm welcome by officers of Indian Air Force and Civil Administration.




  • Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has launched an online facility for its subscribers to link their Aadhaar number with their Universal Account Number. The facility has been made available at EPFO's website www.epfindia.gov.in.




  • Eminent Indian-American expert on South Asia Nisha Desai Biswal has said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first major India-policy speech was very bold and robust and it underscored the importance of the bilateral partnership. Tillerson yesterday said the US is India's "reliable partner" at the world stage in this period of uncertainty and angst, sending a strong signal to side with India amidst China's provocative actions in the region.




  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to issue a visa to a Pakistani child for medical treatment in India. The child's father had requested Mrs Swaraj on Twitter to grant medical visa for treatment of Abdullah, saying he needed post-liver transplant evaluation in India.




  • United States has urged the UN Security Council to follow in the US footsteps and confront Iran over what it describes as aggressive, destabilising and unlawful behaviour of Tehran in the region. The council met for its monthly debate on the Middle East yesterday, days after US President Donald Trump refused to certify the Iranian nuclear deal, leaving its fate to the US Congress.




  • Income Tax Department has launched an online chat service for taxpayers so that they can seek answers to their basic queries and doubts relating to direct tax issues. A window has been hosted on the main page of the department's website - www.incometaxindia.gov.in with a prominent icon stating Live Chat Online- ask your query.




  • Union Minister Jitendra Singh has said, time has come to gear up men and machinery for accelerating pace of development to make Jammu and Kashmir a model and a developed state. He was addressing a public gathering after inaugurating newly- constructed Bhini Bridge at Billawar in Kathua district yesterday.


  • 17 Oct 2017



    A division bench of the Kerala High Court today restored the life ban imposed on cricketer S Sreesanth by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. The bench, comprising Chief Justice Navaniti Prasad Singh and Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan, gave the verdict on a petition filed by the BCCI against a single-judge bench's order, lifting the life ban imposed on the 34-year-old pacer.


  • 18 Oct 2017



    In Asia Cup Hockey, in Dhaka, India and South Korea were goalless at half-time in the first match of the Super4 stage. India had finished the pool stages with an all-win record.


  • 17 Oct 2017


    Hosts Karnataka began its season with an impressive innings and 121-run victory against Assam in the Ranji Trophy match played at SDNW Stadium in Mysuru today. With the massive win, Karnataka earned full seven points in their first encounter.


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