For the best experience use inshorts app on your smartphone
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav released the party's manifesto for Bihar Elections 2020 on Saturday in Patna. "I assure you that papers to ensure 10 lakh government jobs to youth will be signed on...very first day," he said. Yadav added his party will work on providing better health care and will create smart villages in the state.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:25 am on 24 Oct
300 houses flooded, vehicles swept away amid heavy rain in B'luru
short by Daisy Mowke / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
At least 300 houses were flooded, rendering people homeless, and hundreds of vehicles were swept away as heavy rain lashed south Bengaluru on Friday evening. BBMP officials, who arrived at the spot, arranged food and water for several houses. Roads were submerged in BTM Layout, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Kengeri, Basavanagudi, Jayanagar, Bommanahalli, Sarakki, Shanthinagar and parts of Banashankari.
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:14 am on 24 Oct
COVID-19 recoveries in India cross 70L, 53,370 test +ve in 24 hrs
short by Daisy Mowke / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
The number of coronavirus cases in India has reached 78,14,682 as 53,370 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The coronavirus death toll in the country has risen to 1,17,956, while 70,16,046 coronavirus patients have been discharged. Out of the total cases, 6,80,680 are active.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:50 am on 24 Oct
Writer-editor Apurva Asrani has criticised US President Donald Trump for calling Indian air "filthy" during the presidential debate. "Seven months ago...he said on Indian soil, that 'India gives hope to humanity'. Today he dismisses India, by calling it 'filthy'," tweeted Apurva. "While it's a fact that India's air quality...is poor, it's...bigger fact that Trump is a liar," he added.
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:29 am on 24 Oct
COVID-19 patient missing for 14 days found dead in hospital toilet
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
The body of a 27-year-old tuberculosis patient who had tested positive for coronavirus was found in a Mumbai hospital's toilet, 14 days after he went missing. The body was so badly decomposed that initially, the hospital could not identify the gender of the deceased, said a report. The BMC has issued a notice to 40 staffers working in the ward.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:48 am on 24 Oct
COVAXIN expected to be ready by June 2021, says Bharat Biotech
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Bharat Biotech expects to have its coronavirus vaccine candidate COVAXIN ready by June 2021, said a top official of the company. The firm recently received approval for late-stage human trials of COVAXIN, which is being developed in collaboration with the ICMR. It plans to test over 20,000 volunteers across 12-14 states.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:48 am on 24 Oct
If you have ED, I have CD: Eknath Khadse after joining NCP from BJP
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
After quitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to join Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), senior Maharashtra politician Eknath Khadse said no one should show him the fear of inquiry by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). "If you have ED, I have CD," the 68-year-old said. Khadse added that false cases were filed against him including that of land-grabbing and molestation.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 01:46 pm on 24 Oct
None of the Gandhis visited rape victim's family in Punjab: Javadekar
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
After the half-burnt body of a six-year-old girl was found in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, "Neither Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi nor Priyanka Gandhi visited the victim's family." Javadekar added, "They don't pay heed to the injustice done to women in the states ruled by their party, but visit Hathras...for photo op with the Hathras victim's family."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:55 pm on 24 Oct
Woman stabs daughter with pencil, bites her for failing to answer in online class
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
A 35-year-old woman has been booked by the Mumbai police for allegedly stabbing her 12-year-old daughter with pencil and biting her multiple times after she failed to answer her teacher's questions during an online class. The police said the girl could not answer her teacher which angered the mother. The woman's younger sister immediately dialled the child helpline number 1098.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 11:20 am on 24 Oct
Anti-smog guns deployed across Delhi, visuals emerge
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Anti-smog guns were deployed at several locations across Delhi as part of measures being taken to control air pollution. Visuals of an anti-smog gun spraying water particles in the air emerged from ITO area. Notably, the air quality deteriorated in Delhi on Saturday morning, with the AQI falling to the 'severe' and 'very poor' categories in several places.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:49 am on 24 Oct
Monitoring Ladakh standoff, sharing info with India: US officials
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
The United States is monitoring the India-China standoff in Ladakh and sharing information with India, senior US government officials said on Saturday. Commenting on the Galwan Valley face-off, the officials added, "We as a government are covering the situation in the Himalayas closely and understandably. And we certainly want to ensure that the situation does not escalate."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:38 pm on 24 Oct
3 Delhi restaurants trolled for giving food to Rohingya refugees
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Three restaurants in Delhi were trolled on social media for distributing food to Rohingya refugees on the occasion of Navratri. Restaurateur Shivam Sehgal stated that his two eateries received negative ratings on Zomato, and added, "What started with a noble intention...is moving towards a great loss for our business." However, he stated, "I will definitely do this again."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:22 am on 24 Oct
India bans imported goods at 4,000 defence canteens
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
The government has ordered its 4,000 defence canteens to stop buying imported goods. The internal order issued by the Defence Ministry on October 19 said that in future, "procurement of direct imported items shall not be undertaken". Imports make up around 6-7% of total sales value in these shops, according to the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 10:00 am on 24 Oct
Want to ensure India-China standoff doesn't escalate, says US
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Trump administration officials said the US is watching the India-China standoff in Ladakh closely and wants to ensure the situation doesn't escalate. The remarks come ahead of the third "2+2 dialogue" between India and the US, scheduled to begin in Delhi on Monday. The US also welcomed greater Indian participation in Southeast Asia including military presence in South China Sea.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 01:30 pm on 24 Oct
Tourism suffered loss of around ₹25K crore amid COVID-19: Kerala CM
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has said the state's tourism sector suffered an estimated loss of nearly ₹25,000 crore owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "[This] also resulted in huge job losses," he added. Furthermore, he launched 26 new projects to boost the tourism sector in Kerala. These are spread from Thiruvananthapuram's hilltop tourist centre Ponmudi to northernmost district Kasaragod.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 10:39 am on 24 Oct
Vaccine is life-saving drug, not sprinkling promise: Kamal Haasan
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan has said vaccine "is a life-saving drug, not sprinkling promise". This comes after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced all sections of people in the state will get free COVID-19 vaccine once it's available. "If you dare to play with their life, your (political) longevity will be decided by people," Haasan tweeted.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 10:14 am on 24 Oct
COVID-19 vaccine may be available in Q1 of 2021-22: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, MD and Chairperson of Biocon Ltd has said that she expects coronavirus vaccine to be available in India in the first quarter of 2021-22. "I expect by January...vaccines...like AstraZeneca's, or one of our own Indian vaccines, like the one by Bharat Biotech [could be approved]," she told Mint. "But these will be emergency use authorisation only," she added.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 12:00 pm on 24 Oct
Lalu ji to be released on Nov 9, Nitish's farewell next day: Tejashwi
short by Atul Mishra / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav said at an election rally in Bihar that his father Lalu Prasad Yadav will be released on November 9. "The next day, Nitish ji will have his farewell," he added. "Lalu ji has got one bail and will secure another on November 9, which also happens to be my birthday," Tejashwi further said.
short by Atul Mishra / 09:33 am on 24 Oct
Won't contest polls till J&K's special status is back: Mehbooba
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
In her first press conference after being released from detention after 14 months, former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said she will not contest polls until the special status of J&K is restored. She added, "They are trying to replace this country's Constitution with the BJP manifesto, but this will not work."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:02 am on 24 Oct
19-year-old's body found dumped in bushes in Noida Sector 32
short by Atul Mishra / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
The body of a 19-year-old man was found dumped in bushes in Noida Sector 32 on Friday. "The deceased has been identified as Ashok, who lived in the slums in Sector 9 here. His family has been informed about it," police said. The body has been sent for postmortem and the police have launched an investigation.
short by Atul Mishra / 01:09 pm on 24 Oct
4 arrested for running online prostitution racket in Pune
short by Atul Mishra / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Pune City Police's Crime Branch arrested four men for allegedly running an online prostitution racket (an online escort service) and also rescued two women who were lured into it. Police laid a trap in Yerawada to nab one of the women using a decoy customer. The police then nabbed the second woman, following which they arrested the four accused.
short by Atul Mishra / 12:30 pm on 24 Oct
Bike-borne men snatch woman's ₹15K worth gold chain in Mumbai, held
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Three men were held for allegedly robbing a 38-year-old woman of her gold chain worth ₹15,000 in Mumbai. Complainant Afsana Shah said an autorickshaw ran over her daughter's foot while they were walking, and as she tended to the injury, two bike-borne men snatched her chain and fled. Later, police discovered the autorickshaw driver was an accomplice of bike-borne men.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 12:33 pm on 24 Oct
Kamal Nath isn't ashamed of his 'item' remark on me: Imarti Devi
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
BJP leader Imarti Devi has termed former Madhya Pradesh CM and Congress leader Kamal Nath 'drunkard' after his 'item' remark on her. "The way ragpickers pass drunken comments on woman passing by, calling them item, toh aise lucche lafangey Kamal Nath ban gaye" she said, addressing a rally. "He isn't ashamed of the kind of language he used," she added.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 11:32 am on 24 Oct
24-yr-old pregnant techie dies by suicide in Hyderabad over dowry
short by Atul Mishra / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
A 24-year-old pregnant software professional, who married a gym instructor in June 2020, died by suicide in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Reportedly, she was harassed for dowry. Her mother said that during the marriage, they had given gold and other items in the form of dowry and alleged that the victim's husband and in-laws had been harassing her for additional dowry.
short by Atul Mishra / 01:31 pm on 24 Oct
Hyderabad Police makes short film 'Ammay' on women empowerment
short by Atul Mishra / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Hyderabad's Rachakonda Police released the poster of short film 'Ammay' based on the subject of women empowerment. "It's about how women should react when they face unexpected situations, attacks from some cruel people, sexual harassment in the society," Rachakonda Police tweeted. "In the movie...protagonist does not wait for anyone to save her," Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat said.
short by Atul Mishra / 10:43 am on 24 Oct
Load More
For the best experience use inshorts app on your smartphone