Today’s news (10th Oct 2021, Sunday)

Today’s news (10th Oct 2021, Sunday)

by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

Good News: Petrol Pump attendant's daughter (Arya Rajagopalan) graduate’s from NIT; gets into IIT-Kanpur, will be now pursuing M.Tech in Petroleum Engineering; gets warm wishes from IOC Chairman; Union Petro Minister

World’s most powerful passport as per Henley’s Index; India at 90th spot

Ladakh stand-off: India-China talks on Sunday, further disengagement within sight

Drive to help Pandits reclaim lost assets triggered killings: Agencies

China’s continuous build-up matter of concern: Army Chief General Naravane

Phone-tapping case: Mumbai police summon CBI director Subodh Jaiswal

Lebanon's two main State Power Plants shut down after running out of fuel; a crippling energy crisis made worse by its dependency on fuel imports

Power crisis: 'Use electricity judiciously': Difficult days ahead for Delhiites; Rajasthan, Punjab will cut power for 2-3 hours; deliveries short by b/w 60K – 80k tons/day; if the crisis persists, then India will struggle to get back on track; coal supply-demand gap reducing; CIL supply to reach 1.6 MT in 3 days

Delhi ‘blackout’: Why Kejriwal govt is sounding alarm over power crisis

Lakhimpur Kheri: Farmers to march to UP's Lakhimpur, block trains, hold 'Mahapanchayat'; Union minister son Ashish Misra alias Monu arrested ('Refused to cooperate', say cops) after 8 hours of interrogation; behind arrest, caps in Alibi, phone location; cops claim he was sitting in the car that mowed down protesting farmers

Ex-IAS officer Shah Faesal who quit politics last year following his detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA), likely to be appointed Advisor to J&K LG Manoj Sinha

IMD: Isolated heavy falls very likely in TN, south interior Karnataka & Kerala (Orange Alert) during next 5 days

Govt announces restriction on export for certain syringes for 3 months; not an export ban on any kind of syringes, but is only a 'quantitative restriction' on the export of certain type of specified syringes

16-year-old girl on way to school was allegedly raped by five men at Amtady in Dakshina Kannada

Personal records of senior Coast Guard officers go missing, may result in seniority change in force

Tata may have to put in as much money as its bid to revive Air India; already invested Rs 6000Cr in its existing airline startups, AirAsia India and Vistara, and lost over Rs 9,000Cr till date

Mukesh Ambani $101BN joins Jeff Bezos $191BN, Elon Musk $222BN in Exclusive $100BN Club

8 Judges elevated as Chief Justices of High Courts; Five chief justices transferred to various high courts

As per 2021 Safe Cities Index, Copenhagen was the world's safest city. Toronto, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo were also among the top five safest cities; pandemic preparedness and Covid-19 mortality included among the 76 safety indicators

People distressed by rising disruptions in Parliament, state legislatures: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu in Arunachal Pradesh

New Parliament building will be the ‘real’ Parliament of India: Central Vista design consultant

Centre exploring new technologies to overcome geographical barrier in NE, expand telecom network: Minister

‘Arrest MoS Mishra and son, or …’: Farmers plan series of protests over Lakhimpur violence

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Sidhu ends hunger strike after MoS Teni’s son appears before police

Air travel demand up in festive season, fares soar on weekends

Nervous Air India employees are on a wing and a prayer

Tatas assured of getting AI fleet’s 118 airworthy planes

Bring law to honour Ram, Krishna, says Allahabad high court judge

JP Nadda kickstarts BJP’s campaigning in Manipur

Hindu Kush route starts saving time, money on Air India nonstops between Delhi and the west

NCB-Aryan Khan Drug case Updates

Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan in jail: ‘Arbaaz Merchant shared drugs with Aryan Khan,’ NCB sources claim

Aryan Khan's bail hearing in Sessions court likely to take place on October 11. NCB receives notice for response.

NCB: Didn't know private detective, BJP leader before cruise drugs raid; comes after Maha minister questioning their presence as witness

Aryan Khan drugs case: 'No bail plea jurisdiction in NDPS offences with punishment of over 3 years', says Magistrate Court

Rhea Chakraborty languished in jail, now it is Aryan Khan: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury calls out politics behind Shah Rukh Khan's son's arrest: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Aryan Khan drug case: NCP leader Nawab Malik claims 'there might've been some talk between NCB chief Sameer Wankhede and BJP leaders'

Aryan Khan's advocate has filed a bail application in Mumbai Sessions Court and the hearing for which is slated to take place some time in the coming week.

Music composer Vishal Dadlani alleges that Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan 'being used as a smokescreen' to distract citizen from the 3000 kg drug haul'

NCB video alleges Munmun Dhamecha hid drugs in sanitary pads; brother slams agency claiming, 'Ye sab jhoot hai'

Aryan Khan drug case: NCB summons Shah Rukh Khan's driver for questioning

Aryan Khan drug case: NCB Deputy DG Gyaneshwar Singh reacts to allegations of political interference in probe; calls NCP leader's statements 'frivolous and malicious'

NCB Deputy DG Gyaneshwar Singh: All allegations against NCB are baseless, motivated, afterthought and prejudiced

Aryan Khan drug case: Educational app halts ads featuring Shah Rukh Khan in wake of criticism

Aryan Khan drug case: Shah Rukh Khan’s son files bail application in Mumbai Sessions Court

Aryan Khan Drug case: Sameer Wankhede warns he has just filed the case, says he has ‘six months to probe’

Centre has refused nod to ration scheme: AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj

Coal shortage may cause blackout, Delhi govt warns; CM Arvind Kejriwal writes to PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Environment minister Gopal Rai carried out a surprise inspection of an under-construction commercial complex near Khyber Pass as part of the Delhi’s government’s anti-dust campaign; 32 construction sites out of the 103 that were inspected in the past 3 days, had been fined a total of Rs. 15 lakh by the Delhi government for violating dust norms

Financial & Business News

World Bank revised India’s growth forecast to 8.3% for FY 2021-22, compared to earlier estimate of 10.1%

Premises of Hetero Pharma, maker of Covid drugs, raided in 6 states, over Rs 142cr in cash seized

Auto: CarDekho set to turn unicorn with Mirae, AIA Group-led funding round; Mercedes-Benz India rolls-out 'Made in India' S-Class

Chhattisgarh moves SC against Union Govt seeking Rs 4169Cr in additional levy collected from coal blocks

Guinness Record 2021: Toyota Mirai completed a 1360 km trip on a single, five-minute complete fill during a roundtrip tour of Southern California; longest distance travelled by an Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) without refuelling.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) in coordination with South Central Railway (SCR) has proposed over 15 projects worth Rs. 1,200 crore to ease bottlenecks in Hyderabad

EU antitrust regulators are following up on a complaint by Slack Technologies by asking Microsoft’s rivals if its Teams app integrated with its Office product gives it greater clout, in a sign that they could open an investigation

Tesla Cyberquad will be the safest ATN: Elon Musk

White House weighs wide-ranging push for crypto oversight

‘Sincere apologies’: Facebook after second outage in a week

Confident of privatisation of PSUs in pipeline in 2021-2022: Dipam secretary

We can’t afford daily hit of Rs. 20 crore: Dipam secretary

Will ensure stable fiscal health despite rise in govt spending: Finance secretary

ISB inks pact with APSSDC, APITA to offer skill development programmes

Group plans sea change in AI, to rope in TCS for tech thrust

High on e-play, Tatas need to refuel aviation business

RBI charts plan to cut surplus liquidity by over Rs. 5 lakh crore by December

Put details of executives online or face action, e-commerce companies told

India in trade talks with Oman, Russia and South African bloc: Piyush Goyal

Tata Power warns Delhi of outages, cites coal shortage

Corona Updates

World: 238,327,348; Active 18,004,155 (7.55%); Recovery 215,460,884 (90.41%); Vaccinated 6.46BN

India: 33,952,275; Active 237,358 (0.70%); Recovery 33,264,296 (97.97%); Vaccinated 935.22MN

India reports 19,740 new Covid cases and 248 deaths in the past 24 hours

Health minister urges states to increase vaccination pace, abide by Covid-19 rules during festivities

Supreme Court seeks government reply on Covid hospital bills

Moderna, racing for profits, keeps jabs out of reach of poor: Report

Maharashtra government announces a special incentive of Rs 1.21 lakhs each for resident doctors treating Covid-19 patients in all government and municipal medical colleges

Covid-19 containment can be derailed if festivals are not celebrated following protocols, Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya warned

More than 94 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered so far: Ministry of health and family welfare

During the Covid-19 pandemic, India and Denmark have continued their cooperation. During our virtual summit, we had decided to establish a Green Strategic Partnership between our two countries. Today, we reviewed and reiterated our commitment on this: PM Modi

UK Health Service hits 2 million Covid-19 Booster vaccine shots mark

Tokyo daily coronavirus cases fall to one-year low 82

South Korea reports 1,953 more Covid-19 cases, 329,925 in total

Singapore extends vaccinated travel lane scheme to 8 more countries

The number of Americans getting Covid-19 vaccinations has hit a three-month high and demand could spike as regulators mull Pfizer authorization for younger children. Some states are reopening mass vaccination clinics in anticipation

Russia's daily Covid-19 death toll hits record high 968

China administered total of 2.219 billion doses of covid-19 vaccines as of Oct 8: Health authority

Telangana reports 190 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

Normal timings for shops in Bengal between Oct 10-20

Government may soon lift export curbs on RAT, RT-PCR kits

Will ensure all Covid-19 protocols are followed, say Delhi Ramlila organisers after being booked for flouting norms

State News

Hyderabad: 140mm rain in short span floods roads; Ameerpet recorded highest rainfall of 141.3 mm followed by 130.8mm at Lingojiguda, 120.8 mm at Kurmaguda, 112.8mm at LB Nagar, 110.3mm at South Hasthinapuram, 108.5 mm Asmangad, 105.8mm at Viratnagar among others

Hyderabad: Many areas such as Uppal, Begum Bazar, Kanchanbagh, Nampally, Hayathnagar, Rein Bazar, Attapur, Rajendra Nagar were lashed with 40-100mm of rains

Bus operators cash in on Hyderabad-AP Dasara rush

Hyderabad: Covid lurks, but Durga Puja may see bigger crowds than 2020

Must focus on holistic education: DP Singh, chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC)

Telangana passes resolution for caste-wise BC census

Water row: K Chandrasekhar Rao ready to lead all-party team to Delhi, if necessary, to discuss water concerns of Telangana with Andhra Pradesh taking a suggestion from AIMIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi, he said in the assembly that neighbouring AP was causing problems on water sharing

Hyderabad: ‘Urban Mission Bhagiratha’ scheme, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) will speed up projects to supply tap water to all households

PM crop insurance scheme bogus: Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao

Relief for Gulab-hit farmers after collectors’ report: CM K Chandrasekhar Rao

Telangana: Shabbir Ali finds fault in CM K Chandrasekhar Rao’s logic on welfare spending

The SC panel quizzed a doctor on injuries to one of the two cop hurt in the alleged Disha encounter and if they were serious enough to warrant ICU admission

Disha case: Not easy to release pistol safety lock, says expert

Mohan Babu addresses MAA members ahead of elections

R Balki’s next is not a biopic of Guru Dutt but homage to the filmmaker, say sources

Drug case involving Aryan Khan: Johny Lever asks Shah Rukh Khan to stay strong, Abhishek Kapoor tweets, 'Prayers for Gauri & Shah Rukh'

35 students of the Navodaya Vidyalaya found positive at Doongri, Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh

Hassan, Karnataka: 15% students not attending regular classes

Coimbatore: CBSE schools ready students for MCQ-based Term 1 exam

UPSC Civil Services Prelims today

No big dip in Delhi University 2nd cutoff list; most courses with 100% cutoff still open

Ladakh gets world’s highest EV charging stations at a height of 14,000 ft

Shocking: Dalit youth thrashed to death in Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh

Delhi: Air quality dips to 3-month low

Uttar Pradesh: 3 from Delhi die in Muzaffarnagar after their car hits road divider

Illegal firecracker manufacturing unit busted, two arrested in Muzaffarnagar

Delhi: OPD services at Safdarjung, RML, Lady Hardinge hospitals to be open on Sundays

Kuwait News

Government may submit resignation, if dialogue proceeds as planned

The State of Kuwait condemns and denounces the bombing that targeted a mosque in the Afghan city of Kunduz, killing and wounding dozens

The State of Kuwait renews its firm position condemning and rejecting all forms of terrorism and violent extremism

The State of Kuwait stresses the importance of achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

Bonds between UK and Kuwait strong

No Corona deaths for 4th consecutive day

Kuwaiti Ministry of Health: 32 new cases of Corona were recorded and one death was recorded during the past 24 hours

The Public Authority for Manpower still has no instruction to renew 60s Residence permits

4 jailed over 9-year home detection of divorcee

The Arab Book Fair kicks off in Istanbul with the participation of Kuwait

Health: Registration has begun to receive the third booster dose of Covid-19 for 18 years and over; third dose not a must for travellers

Fireman control fire outside Communicable Diseases Hospital in Ardhiya

Ban on renewing visas for over 60s banned

4,013 expatriates victims of 60s decision

Indian national Shivaprasad Raveendran (51, hailing from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala) passed away in Kuwait, due to heart attack

Al-Kuwait Al-Kuwait ranks second in the Arab Basketball Championship in its 33rd edition, after losing to Al-Ahly of Egypt with a score of 78-76 in the final match of the championship which was held in Alexandria

Robots and artificial intelligence device serve the visitors of Expo Dubai 2020 with a lot of fun

Dubai Expo visitors sample scrumptious Kuwaiti dishes

The Agriculture Authority completes the second phase of the Kuwait afforestation campaign in Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate

The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research monitors an earthquake in western Iran, measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale

Kuwait improves the quality of mental health services in new ways despite the Corona pandemic

Kuwaiti humanitarian efforts continue, and the health and education sectors top the weekly priorities

The Ministry of Health is gradually reopening specialized clinics

Energy industry ‘shocked’ by soaring prices and tight supply

Step up security raids – prosecute illegals: Minister of Interior Sheikh Thamer Ali Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah

Philippines Embassy introduces new site and location for passport renewal

46 violators of Residence, labor laws arrested in Mahboula

Pakistan & Afghanistan

Anxiety and fear for women in Taliban stronghold

Don’t destabilise Taliban government, US told in 1st talks since withdrawal

Taliban say they won’t work with US to contain Islamic State

Battle-hardened Taliban fighters enjoy a day off at amusement park

Russia to invite Taliban to international talks in Moscow Oct 20

Over 100 Afghan nationals on their way home from India via Tehran

Thousands of Afghans received humanitarian assistance: UN agency

International News

6.7 Magnitude Earthquake strikes Vanuatu region, no tsunami warning; quake had depth of 511 km

Nobel-winning journo Maria Ressa calls FB ‘biased against facts’

Philippines’ Nobel Prize winner Ressa says award for ‘all journlists’, as she vowed to continue her battle for press freedom

Czech PM Andrej Babis may be out after ruling party narrowly loses

Chinese President Xi Jinping vows Taiwan 'Reunification', but holds off threatening force

China reunification with Taiwan ‘must’ be fulfilled: Xi Jinpig

China’s Xi calls for peaceful reunification with Taiwan

Taiwan says it is sovereign, independent country as Xi pledges ‘reunificiation’

‘Starting a fire’: US and China enter dangerous territory over Taiwan

After a long gap, China & US discuss trade

Beijing demands answers on US sub accident in South China Sea

China denounces ‘insane’ Australian ex-PM Abbott for Taiwan remarks

Bangladesh signs UN deal to help nearly 19,000 Rohingya refugees on island; Govt moved 19,000 Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char island from border camps despite protests

Spain: Buildings near the volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma were engulfed by rivers of lava; drama of the red-hot eruption intensified by the spectacle of flashes of lightning

The Speakers of the Algerian and Libyan Parliament discuss the reality of bilateral relations and the latest developments in Libya

Australian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, leader of the conservative People’s Party, resigns over corruption allegations; the leadership of the People’s Party proposes the appointment of Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg as his temporary successor

Spanish TV: The collapse of the north side of the body of the erupting volcano on the island of La Palma

Iraq begins closing its land outlets and airports in preparation for the parliamentary elections today

Architectural masterpieces and distinctive designs for the pavilions of the countries participating in Expo Dubai 2020

Biden wants to address delays in Green Card processing system: White House

Berlin police probe ‘Havana syndrome’ cases at US embassy

Sports News

Ind Women vs Aussie Women, 2nd T20I: Tahlia McGrath takes Australia home in low-scoring thriller

Indian batters flop as Australia win 4 wickets to seal multi-format series

Ellyse Perry surpasses Alex Blackwell to become most capped woman cricketer for Australia

‘Ball of the century, women’s cricket edition’: Wasim Jaffer on Shikha Pandey’s delivery to Alyssa Healy

SRH pace sensation Umran Malik to stay back in UAE as net bowler for India in T20 World Cup: Report

IPL 2021: Had asked Glenn Maxwell if he wanted strike but he said ‘you can finish it off’, say Kona Bharat

May be Hardik Pandya will start bowling from next week, have confidence in his abilities: Rohit Sharma

These 14 matches won’t take away Mumbai Indians’ glory: Rohit Sharma shares emotional post

IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting feels the defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last league game has given his team a ‘chance to reflect’ ahead of the playoffs

IPL 2021: Qualifier 1, CSK vs DC: Experienced Chennai Super Kings hold edge over Delhi Capitals

Now you have a bigger role: Sachin Tendulkar wishes Suryakumar Yadav luck for T20 World Cup

Bharat has given some good knocks and we knew he can step in at No. 3, bat well against spin too. I definitely think we need to be sharper in the field. We need to take the 50-50 opportunities in our way. Those runs are crucial in big games. When it comes to the playoffs, no team will give you a second chance: Virat Kohli (RCB Captain)

Magdeburg (Germany) crowned the 14th edition of the Super Globe 2021 World Handball Championship in Jeddah

Nothing is certain but want to stay with this team till Paris Olympics: PR Sreejesh

We are in talks with IOC for 2036 Olympics, Motera best venue: IOA chief

Blame other countries not getting awards on less voting from Europe: Narinder Batra

Indian hockey scientific advisors’ Robin Arkell, Wayne Lombard quit