Today’s news (11th Oct 2021, Monday)

Today’s news (11th Oct 2021, Monday)

by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

Stockholm: The Nobel Economics Prize on Monday wraps up a Nobel season characterised by surprising picks, with a number of women in with a chance of scooping the traditionally male-dominated prize

IPL 2021 Qualifier 1: MS Dhoni-led CSK thrash (with Ruturaj Gaikwad heroics) DC to seal spot in 9th final

In major crackdown, 900 over-ground workers of LeT, TRF held in Kashmir after attacks on civilians

2 terrorists killed in encounters in J&K’s Anantnag, Bandipora districts

PM listens to everyone, doesn’t impose decisions, says Amit Shah

States warn of power cuts as plants face coal crunch

Coal crisis: Power consumption moderates by 72 million units on Saturday

Will you face a blackout soon?: Acts of irresponsible behaviour': Power minister rubbishes 'unnecessary panic' over Blackouts, slams politics on issue; import woes, 'Unexpected' demand crack Coal coalition as states sound SOS; in Maharashtra 13 units shut due to coal shortage, consumers must use power sparingly; CIL supply to reach 1.6 MT in three days

6 minors among 7 students reported missing in Bengaluru, 2 leave note about 'Making it big in Sports

Wisdom talk: Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar claimed that lots of modern women in India want to stay single, and are unwilling to give birth even after getting married

No breakthrough in the India, China hold 13th Round of Military talks over Border tensions; pressed for early disengagement of troops in the remaining friction points

Jolt to National Conference as Dogra faces Devender Singh Rana, Surjit Singh Slathia quit party, may join BJP today

Congress will win 'zero' seats in UP polls, says Syed Shahnawaz Hussain

Lakhimpur case: Second FIR says protesters attacked BJP workers, no mention of farmers' killing; evasive replies, unsatisfactory proof, bullet cartridge led to Ashish Mishra's arrest; after 12 hours of questioning cops to seek further custody of Ashish Misra

In view of upcoming festivals and proposed programmes of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, Uttar Pradesh Police cancels all types of leaves of the staff till October 18.

PM has time for US trip, but not for protesting farmers: Priyanka Gandhi

Those who can crush farmers, can crush Constitution, says Akhilesh Yadav

We are not in politics to loot or crush someone under a Fortuner, says UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh

Driver of ex-Congress MP’s nephew detained

No party leader visited us, say kin of two BJP workers killed

Attempts being made to give Lakhimpur violence ‘Hindu vs Sikh’ colour: Varun Gandhi

Golden period of agriculture under PM Modi: MoS Jitendra Singh

Panic gripped in the Mugabadi area of Odisha's Baripada town after a herd of wild elephants intruded human habitation and wreaked havoc in the region

During last two decades, the Thajiwas glacier, which is a major tourist attraction in Kashmir's Sonmarg, is melting at a rapid pace

Union bank imposes penalty (Rs 200) for Navratri dress code violation, withdraws order after uproar

16 dead as plane carrying parachutists crashes in Central Russia, some rescued from debris

UPSC recommends 31 names for lateral entry into senior positions at Centre

Free gadgets for poor students govt duty: SC

Vinay Sahasrabuddhe to head Parliamentary panel for education, women, children, youth, sports

Financial & Business News

Mood has changed, consumers bullish on economy: RBI

Allow meal services on all domestic flights, TajSATS to government; inflight catering at 60% of pre-Covid level now

Telecom secretary asks C-DOT to work on 6G, launches Quantum Communication Lab

Reliance acquires Norway-headquartered REC Group (a cells and polysilicon maker) for $771MN in Mega Solar Energy push

RIL boosts solar business with Rs. 9k crore deals

RBI's decision to supersede boards of Srei group cos will prevent domino effect; will safeguard the interest of stakeholders

DIPAM: After Air India privatisation, work to monetise Alliance Air, 3 other AI subsidiaries to start now; Confident of privatisation of PSUs in pipeline in 2021-2022

BSNL 4G finally rolling out? IT minister makes First 4G call over Indian 4G Network; 4G system that the company will use has been designed and made in India; Telecom secretary asks C-DoT to work on 6G, launches Quantum Communication Lab

Sales figure this year suggest that people are no longer thinking twice before purchasing an EV

EV charging stations, CNG outlet at petrol pumps before petrol sales: Govt

Tata may raise up to Rs 15,000Cr through a syndicated loan to support its acquisition of Air India

Building blocks put in place for eco’s take-off

Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) has turned out 200th electric locomotive of 2021-2022 in record 146 working days, despite Covid-19 restrictions

Freshers’ agility is often mind-blowing: TCS CEO

Centre imposes stock limits on edible oils to soften prices in domestic market

In a first, Indian Railways transports chocolates in AC coaches

Railways launch 2 long haul freight trains ‘Trishul’ and ‘Garuda’

Corona Updates

World: 238,627,145; Active 17,970,397 (7.53%); Recovery 215,789,866 (90.43%); Vaccinated 6.48BN

India: 33,971,293; Active 234,600 (0.69%); Recovery 33,285,879 (97.98%); Vaccinated 943.03MN

India reports 18,132 new Covid-19 cases and 193 deaths in the past 24 hours; the current recovery rates is 97.99%, highest since March 2020

Weekly Covid cases dip to lowest in over 7 months

Cumulative Covid-19 vaccine doses given in India surpass 95 crore mark; ISCCM urges Centre to set up Critical Care Units, cites possibility of Third Wave

Canada's health and long-term care industries are bracing for staff shortages and layoffs, as deadlines for vaccine mandates loom across the country, with unions pushing federal and provincial governments to soften hard-line stances, reports Reuters

Sydney lockdown ends after "100 days of blood, sweat and no beers"

New Zealand reports fall in local Covid-19 cases, all in Auckland, reports Reuters

Singapore expands quarantine-free travel, eyes COVID-19 'new normal', reports Reuters

Israel reports 1,029 new Covid-19 cases, reports IANS

Brazil's unvaccinated president angry at missed soccer game, reports AP

Mexico reports 2,690 new cases of Covid-19, 128 more deaths, reports Reuters

Russia's Lavrov urges EU to act reasonably on mutual recognition of vaccine certificates, reports ANI

US to see drop in Covid-19 deaths this winter, says Anthony Fauci

Kids’ vaccine ZyCoV-D to be given to pvt hospitals too

25% of adults may not get fully vaccinated by the year end

Government aims to hit 100 crore-jab target in ‘next few days’: Health minister Mandaviya

Maharashtra reported less than 20,000 cases in the week (just over 18,500), the lowest weekly count in eight months since February 1-7.

In Kerala, weekly cases dipped by 17.4% from the previous seven days. The state recorded less than 75,000 cases in the week for the first time since April 11-18.

Except Bengal, other major states see dip in new cases

Tamil Nadu reports 1,329 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths

Telangana sees 162 new Covid-19 cases and one death

Maharashtra: Parbhani school closes as one student tests positive

State News

Maharashtra Bandh: Long queue for autos in Thane as TMT buses off roads; shops remain closed in Mumbai, adjoining areas

The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies - the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress have called for a Maharashtra Bandh today to protest against the killing of four farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri

Transportation of essentials and non-essential goods to Mumbai affected, say transporters; Vegetable, fruits and other hawkers are off roads since morning and the pavements at markets are deserted in most parts of the city

Hoterliers association AHAR says that most restaurants will keep their premises closed till 4 pm to support the bandh call by MVA government

Striking reserves to be deployed at strategic points, with 3 companies of SRPF, 500 Home Guards and 700 men from Local Arms units, says Mumbai Police

A total of 22,193 candidates of the 46,953 who had registered appeared for the UPSC Civil Services (preliminary) exams held in the city, yesterday

Telangana govt to shift non-tribal farmers from forests, provide them land on peripheries

Heavy rain lashes Hyderabad inundating several areas, IMD forecasts more showers till Oct 14

MAA elections 2021: ‘Insider’ Vishnu Manchu defeats ‘outsider’ Prakash Raj

Hyderabad movie artist poll (MAA) turns hot as actress bites rival candidate; actress Hema caught hold of hero Siva Balaji and dug her teeth into his left arm as he looked back in horror

Old City yearns for Hyderabad Metro to put life back on track

The Girls Islamic Organisation (GIO), Telangana announced that they will undertake a state-wide 14-day campaign from today; Nahi Anil Munkar, to address the moral evils prevailing in the society, especially in the wake of attacks on women and children

Telangana: Five of family die in wall collapse in Gadwal district

A 16-year-old girl ended her life in Warangal’s Rayaparthi mandal after her month allegedly ignored her plaints of stomach ache

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) moves pavement dwellers to shelter homes

Telangana: Slush piles up at doorstep, makes life miserable in Secunderabad Cantonment; SCB work on nalas saves colonies

Crocodile spotted on banks of Musi River, in Hyderabad

Visakhapatnam: TDP protests against Jagan govt over mortgaging of prime assets

Hyderabad: ‘Being There Matters’, a Focus group for mental health launched in city, to mark the ‘World Mental Health Day 2021’

Hyderabad’s Saroornagar manholes spew toxic froth

'Shah Rukh Khan was the only actor who came to me personally when I lost my son', says Shekhar Suman as he extends support to SRK amid Aryan Khan's drug case

Kangana Ranaut takes an indirect dig at Shah Rukh Khan, says Jackie Chan had apologised after his son's arrest in 2014 drug case

Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan drug case: Aryan’s bail hearing now at 10:30 am

Sanjay Gupta and Farah Khan Ali strongly support Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan amid Aryan Khan’s arrest

Raj Babbar: Hardships won't deter Shah Rukh Khan's soul

Hollywood and Bollywood celebs' numbers, drug-related conversations found in chats of the accused during investigation

Drugs bust case: NCB conducts a six-hour operation after speaking to Aryan Khan’s driver; Imtiaz Khatri summoned again today

Arbaaz Merchant to file bail plea in Sessions Court tomorrow, his lawyer keen to get CCTV footage of cruise ship terminal

Bigg Boss Telugu 5 preview: Host Nagarjuna Akkineni takes a jibe at Shanmukh after he claims to be 'King'; Guests Krish Jagarlamudi and Vaishnav Tej roasting housemates

Bengaluru: Veteran actor Satyajit (72) passed away

Only half of schools worldwide resumed classroom learning, 34 per cent continue with hybrid mode: Report

Rift widening? Navjot Singh Sidhu gives Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi’s son wedding a miss

Kuwait News

Expresses Kuwait’s solidarity and sympathy with the Russian Foreign Federation over the crash of a Russian plane, killing and wounding dozens

The Chief of the HH the Prime Minister’s Diwan announces the launch of the Diwan’s first strategy for the year 2021-2024, based on Kuwait’s Vision 2035.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs meet the President of the Republic of Serbia

The Minister of Foreign Affairs meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia

The Minister of Foreign Affairs meet the President of the Republic of Iraq

The National Council for Culture preparatory meeting of the undersecretaries of the ministers of culture in the Gulf Cooperation Council discusses the formulation of the Gulf cultural strategy (2020-2030)

Signing a memorandum of cooperation between the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League

Foreign Minister meets President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly on the sidelines of the high-level meeting of the 60th anniversary of the First Conference of Non-Aligned Countries in Belgrade

Foreign Minister meets his Yemeni counterpart on the sidelines of the high-level meeting of the 60th anniversary of the First Conference of Non-Aligned Countries in Belgrade

Kuwaiti Youth Minister chairs the 17th meeting of the Board of Directors of the Public Authority for Sports

The Kuwaiti National Fund for Projects participates in the initiators of Expo Dubai 2020

Kuwaiti acquitted on Human Traffic charges - 585 Work Visas provided for expats

Some artifacts missing from Kuwait National Museum

Thousands of expats driving licenses to be withdrawn

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has completed the construction of 159 new homes in Ahmadi City as part of the company’s efforts to provide adequate and modern housing for the company’s employees

Deportation Cell to be opened at the airport

11 stripped of Kuwait Nationality

Loan Defaulter offers to clear debt of 2,000 other defaulters

Kuwait reports 31 new Covid-19 cases, no deaths

MP Bader Al-Humaidi submitted a proposal to add Algeria, Tunisia and Jordan to the list of countries where the Ministry of Education could recruit teachers.

Former Indian Community School Librarian Mrs. Snehlata Sharma, passed away after a brief illness

Public Security foot patrols secure the entry and exit of students

General Traffic Department (GTD) arrest number of traffic law violators

Female employees demonstrate in front of Minister’s office

Kuwait Centre for Mental Health receives 6,000 patients a month

Ministry of Health to start field vaccination campaign from today

KOC signed KD 30.8 million Nursing services contract

Kuwaiti Constitutional Court: Counselor Muhammad bin Naji participates as an international observer in the presidential elections of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Ministry of Workds: We dealt with 2,944 complaints related to road and network repairs last September

Kuwait Jet Ski team wins 3 gold medals at the World Championships in Arizona

Pakistan & Afghanistan News

Afghan doctors protest for their 14-month unpaid salaries in Kabul

Spain to evacuate more Afghan workers, families left behind

US says Taliban talks in Doha were ‘candid and professional’

International News

Strong earthquakes strike off coast of Hawaii

Czech President in hospital, new government may be delayed

Airliner forced to carry out emergency evacuation after it landed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport because of an unruly passenger; he was later into custody

Blocks of molten lava as big as three-storey buildings rolled down on the Spanish island of La Palma after the volcano erupted

Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, her husband Bo Tengberg visited the Taj Mahal; described it as a beautiful place

Yemeni Minister of Agriculture Salem al-Saqtri and Governor of Aden Ahmed Lamlas escaped a car bombing that targeted their convoy in Aden street, leaving six dead and seven injured escorts and passerby

Turkey condemns the terrorist attack on the convoy of the Aden governor and the Minister of Agriculture in Yemen

The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council condemns the targeting of the convoy of the Minister of Agriculture and the Governor of Aden

Yemeni government: The crime of targeting the Minister of Agricultur and the Governor of Aden will not achieve its goals

The Iraqi Security Media Cell announces the arrest of 77 people for violating the instructions related to the conduct of the electoral process and referring them to the judicial committees in the governorates of Baghdad, Nineveh, Diyala, Kirkuk, Basra, Anbar, Salah al-Din, Erbil, Easit and Diwaniyah

The Turkish Ministry of Interior announces the killing of an officer from the Special Operation Police and the wounding of 3 members in a missile attack launched by the Kurdish Protection Units in the Marea area in Azaz, northern Syria

Right-sizing the force: US army now offers armour in all shapes

Washington: Scientists analyse first fresh samples from moon in more than 40 years

China accuses US of restricting, suppressing Chinese students for hours at LA airport

Paul McCartney says he didn’t instigate Beatles’ split, blames John Lennon for it

Iraqis vote in parliamentary polls; low turnout reflects loss of faith

1.76 million people affected due to severe flooding in North China’s Shanxi; 17,000 houses collapse

Taiwan’s ‘independence’ has hit dead end: Chinese embassy spokesman

China denounces Taiwan president’s speech

Tropical Storm Pamela forms off Mexico’s Pacific coast

Britain says exact date on US travel reopening still not known

US couple arrested for selling nuclear warship data

Trump chides Biden’s proposed tax changes, says US administration incentivising people to go to China

Sports Updates

ISSF Junior World Championship: India bags all medals on final day, Top Standings with 40 Medals

T20 World Cup: $1.6MN for winners; runners up will get half that amount, two drinks interval of two and half minutes per innings

T20 World Cup: Selectors wait till Oct 15 to take call on Hardik Pandya

Spinner Dananjaya among four changes in Sri Lanka T20 World Cup squad

If Covid-19 scare in T20 WC: ICC’s committee will deal with it, not members, says interim CEO Allardice

David Warner shares a heartfelt post, hints at parting ways with SRH

IPL 2021: DC vs. CSK: Dhoni comes good when it matters and takes Chennai Super Kings at another final

‘Made me jump out of my seat’: Virat Kohli as MS Dhoni’s cameo takes CSK to IPL final

IPL 2021: Don’t have words to describe how we are feeling, says Rishabh Pant over defeat

IPL 2021: If you think too much while batting then you mess your plans, says MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni gifts signed ball to young supporter after taking Chennai Super Kings into final

‘Fantastic turnaround’: Morgan on KKR qualifying for IPL 2021 playoffs

IPL 2021 Eliminator, RCB vs. KKR: Virat Kohli’s title dream faces Kolkata Knight Riders hurdle

Italy finished 3rd in Nations League after beating Belgium 2-1 to rally from their world record unbeaten run being brought to an end

Turkish GP: Valtteri Bottas wins Turkish Grand Prix as Max Verstappen reclaims Championship lead

Sunil Chhetri scores 77th goal as Indian beat Nepal 1-0, equals great Pele

Indian women’s football team beats Bahrain 5-0 in international friendly

Italy switching focus to game of the year against Swiss: Mancini

Lionel Messi scores unusual goal as Argentina beat Uruguay 3-0

Kylian Mbappe winner as France beat Spain in Nations League final

Neymar says World Cup in Qatar may be his last

Neuer fit as Germany bid to seal World Cup spot in North Macedonia