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  • British Prime Minister Theresa May urged EU leaders today to urgently set out plans to move forward with Brexit negotiations as they prepared to delay key trade talks until at least December. Arriving for the two-day summit, May accepted that her 27 European Union counterparts were unlikely to agree that there has been enough progress on divorce issues to move on to a second phase, saying the meeting was intended to "take stock".




  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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.


  • 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



    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.


  • 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.


  • 17 Oct 2017


    Babar Azam scored a second succesive hundred while Shadab Khan gave his career best bowling and batting to help Pakistan thump Sri Lanka by 32 runs in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi. One-drop batsman Babar knocked a fighting 133-ball 103 while Shadab scored a career best 52 not out to lift Pakistan from a struggling 79 for 5.


  • 17 Oct 2017


    Sri Lankan cricket has decided to play a T 20 match in Lahore this month despite security apprehensions expressed by majority of players. The board meeting in Colombo Monday evening decided to go ahead with the match after players had written to the board to consider changing the venue of match.


  • 17 Oct 2017



    Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla and Chief Minister N Biren Singh has felicitated the eight players of the state who were part of India's Under-17 FIFA World Cup team. During the interaction with the players and their parents, Governor expressed happiness and said that she feels proud that in the U-17 team the team captain and seven other players were from the State.


  • 18 Oct 2017



    In Badminton, PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are among the 14 Indian shuttlers who will begin their campaign of the Denmark Open Superseries Premier tournament at Odense today. Sindhu, who is seeded second, will take on China's Chen Yufei in the first round, while unseeded Saina will face 5th placed Carolina Marin of Spain.


  • 18 Oct 2017



    Ghana have become the latest team to move into the quarterfinals of the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup.At the DT Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai today, they defeated dubatants Niger 2-0 in the penultimate Round of Sixteen fixture.



  • The RBI today said banks will provide funds to women self help groups, SHGs, in rural areas at 7 per cent under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) in the current fiscal.




  • The RBI today said banks will provide funds to women self help groups, SHGs, in rural areas at 7 per cent under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) in the current fiscal.


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