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  • 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.



  • The death toll in the wildfires that broke out over the weekend has reached 41 in Portugal and another four in northern Spain.



  • 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.



  • In Pakistan, at least six policemen were killed and eight 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.



  • 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 Islamabad harbouring terrorists.Noting that Trump recently announced a new strategy for combating terrorism in Afghanistan and South Asia, Haley said one of the pillars of that strategy is the development of America's strategic partnership with India.



  • The rupee recovered by 7 paise to 64.95 against the dollar in early trade today on mild selling of the US currency by exporters.The rupee had lost 28 paise to close at 65.02 yesterday due to fresh bouts of demand for the greenback amid renewed Fed rate hike fears.




  • The rupee recovered by 7 paise to 64.95 against the dollar in early trade today on mild selling of the US currency by exporters.The rupee had lost 28 paise to close at 65.02 yesterday due to fresh bouts of demand for the greenback amid renewed Fed rate hike fears.



  • Pakistani forces today again violated ceasefire in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.Defence sources told AIR Jammu that Pakistani forces started unprovoked firing and shelling along the Line of Control targeting Indian positions and civilian areas in Balakote sector around 7 this morning.



  • 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.




  • 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.




  • China's biggest political event, the Communist Party Congress, began in Beijing this morning.The summit takes place once every five years and determines who rules the country and its direction for the next five years.



  • US President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali in the White House along with senior Indian-American members of his administration and community leaders.The President's daughter Ivanka Trump also joined him in the celebrations.The tradition of Diwali celebration was first started by former President George Bush.



  • An unbeaten India would start as overwhelming favourites against an under-performing but dangerous South Korea in their first match of the Super 4 stage in the 10th Asia Cup hockey tournament at Dhaka tomorrow.




  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will visit Andaman and Nicobar Command today. During her 2-day stay, Ms Sitharaman will celebrate Diwali with the ...




  • The Centre has asked states to be extra vigilant during the ongoing festive season against attempts by terrorists and subversive elements to disrupt p...




  • In Afghanistan, at least 74 people were killed and over 170 injured in a series of suicide attacks by Taliban targeting police compounds and governmen...



  • Economic Affairs Secretary SC Garg has said, the temporary disruptive effect of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is over as the manufacturing sector recorded positive growth of 3.1 per cent in August. Commenting on the twin data on industrial output and price situation, Mr Garg said, the benign and moderate inflation has become the order of the day.




  • Economic Affairs Secretary SC Garg has said, the temporary disruptive effect of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is over as the manufacturing sector recorded positive growth of 3.1 per cent in August. Commenting on the twin data on industrial output and price situation, Mr Garg said, the benign and moderate inflation has become the order of the day.


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