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  • 18 Oct 2017



    In Under-17 FIFA World Cup Football, last two pre-quarter final matches will be played today. Ghana will be up against Niger in Mumbai.



  • The Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI has said that facts and circumstances as mentioned in interview of Michael Hershman on Bofors will be looked into by it. CBI Spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said, it has learnt of matter pertaining to Bofors, aired on a TV channel containing Hershman's interview.



  • Minister of State for External Affairs General V K Singh has said that India, Brazil, South Africa, IBSA Dialogue Forum brings the member countries together under common principles of tolerance, multiculturalism and shared views on issues like climate change, international trade, UN Reforms and fight against international terrorism. Addressing 8th IBSA Trilateral Ministerial Commission Meeting in Durban yesterday, General Singh said, IBSA Forum is a unique platform for consultation, coordination and cooperation among the three democratic traditions from Asia, Africa, and Latin America.




  • North Eastern Council (NEC) will be reoriented to meet the current requirements and to address the new emerging issues in the North Eastern region. Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Dr Jitendra Singh said, NEC will be reoriented and developed as a state-of-the-art resource centre for the North Eastern States with necessary resources, knowledge and skill to execute innovative and strategic vision for the region.




  • In Pakistan, at least seven policemen were killed and 22 others injured in an explosion in the Sariab Mill area on the Quetta-Sibbi Road today morning.According to DawnNews, security sources claimed a roadside bomb exploded just as a police vehicle carrying 35 police personnel passed the area.




  • At the stock markets, after a weak opening, the Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange recovered much of the lost ground in afternoon trade, but had still declined 7 points, to 32,602, a short while ago.




  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has reached Port Blair for a 2 day visit of Andaman and Nicobar Island. During her stay, Ms Sitharaman...




  • In Jammu and Kashmir, ten persons were today injured as Pakistani forces again resorted to heavy mortar shelling along the Line of Control in Poonch a...



  • The Centre has asked states to be extra vigilant during the ongoing festive season against attempts by terrorists and subversive elements to disrupt peace and ignite communal tension. Sources said, the Home Ministry has asked the state governments to deploy additional forces in crowded and religious places to foil any attempts by terrorists to carry out attacks.




  • The Centre has asked states to be extra vigilant during the ongoing festive season against attempts by terrorists and subversive elements to disrupt peace and ignite communal tension. Sources said, the Home Ministry has asked the state governments to deploy additional forces in crowded and religious places to foil any attempts by terrorists to carry out attacks.




  • US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said India can help the US to keep an eye on Pakistan as President Donald Trump has taken tougher approach to ...



  • In Afghanistan, at least 74 people were killed and over 170 injured in a series of suicide attacks by Taliban targeting police compounds and government facilities yesterday.Suicide bombers and gunmen stormed a police training centre and killed 41 people, including 20 police personnel, in the eastern city of Gardez, the capital of Paktia province.



  • Chinese President Xi Jinping today said any attempt to separate Taiwan from China will be thwarted and the principle of peaceful reunification must be upheld. Xi made the comments in a speech at the beginning of a Communist Party congress.




  • China's biggest political event, the Communist Party Congress, began in Beijing this morning.At the opening of the Congress President Xi Jinping said China will deepen economic and financial reforms and further open its markets to foreign investors.




  • The death toll in the wildfires that broke out over the weekend has reached 41 in Portugal and another four in northern Spain. Portugal's civil protection agency said yesterday that the 15 biggest fires, which had raged through the centre and the north of the country, had been brought under control.



  • Chhattisgarh government has reduced the rate of interest on loan given to women and their self help groups- under Saksham Yojna from 6.5 per cent to 5 per cent.



  • In Sri Lanka, the festival of Deepavali is being celebrated today by Hindu Tamils with traditional fervor and gaiety.People are seen exchanging sweets and pleasantries with their relatives and friends.



  • US author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize.




  • US author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize.He became only the second American writer to win Britain's renowned Prize, which was awarded for his first full-length novel "Lincoln in the Bardo".



  • US President Donald Trump has promised to bring the cost of prescription drugs way down and let other countries pay more for these medicines in a new policy that could have implications for India.He told his Cabinet members at a meeting at the White House yesterday that the prices of prescription drugs in the US have gone through the roof.


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