Wednesday, October 28, 2020


15-year Nitish rule vs 15 years of Lalu? Bihar voters to decide

NEW DELHI:Even as the electioneering for the first phase of Bihar Assembly elections has ended and polling for 71 seats is slated to be held on October 28, one question uppermost on voters' minds would be -- whose rule for 15 years was better: Nitish Kumar or Lalu Prasad and his wife?

Malicious adware detected in 21 gaming apps on Google Play Store

NEW DELHI:Digital security provider Avast has said that its security researchers discovered 21 adware gaming apps on Google's Play Store and reported those to the tech giant for necessary action.

No minister visiting flood-affected people in Andhra: TDP

KAIKALURU:(Andhra Pradesh), Oct 26 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) General Secretary Nara Lokesh alleged that no minister or ruling party leader was visiting the flood-affected people in the state.

Global trade making water, energy insecurity worse: Study

LONDON: International trade in a highly interconnected world is putting more pressure on water, energy and land resources than domestic productions, says a new study.

Flood-hit Karnataka seeks Rs 10,000 crore aid from Centre

BENGALURU: Karnataka sought Rs 10,000 crore special package from the Central government for relief and rehabilitation works in dozen flood-hit districts across the state, an official said on Friday.

Yogi govt working on permanent solution to flood problem

LUCKNOW:The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is working on an action plan for a permanent solution to the problem of floods in the state.

Hyderabad Mayor, Deputy offers prayers to calm Musi River

HYDERABAD:With Hyderabad witnessing one of the worst floods in its history, the city's Mayor and Deputy Mayor on Wednesday offered prayers to calm Musi River.
Mayor Bonthu Rammohan performed various rituals at Gangamma temple at Puranapul across Musi River, praying for divine intervention to save the city from the natural calamity.

K'taka CM surveys flood-hit districts, assures more aid

BENGALURU:Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Wednesday conducted an aerial survey of flood-hit districts in the state's northern region and assured the affected people of more funds.

Delhi CM announces Rs 15 cr for flood-hit Telangana, KCR grateful

HYDERABAD:Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced Rs 15 crore financial assistance to flood-hit Telangana.According to the Telangana Chief Minister's Office, Kejriwal announced the aid for relief and rehabilitation work in the areas affected by heavy rain and flash floods.

No respite from rain in Andhra, heavy forecast for 3 days

AMARAVATI: There seems to be no respite from rain as deep depression over Andhra Pradesh has already caused flooding in several places in the state, with the Met department predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in coastal Andhra and Yanam.

K'taka floods: Mini hydel power plant submerges in Kalaburagi

KALABURAGI(KARNATAKA): With the release of 5,91,000 cusecs of water from the Sonna Barrage on Bhima river in Afzalpur taluka, a 10.5 MW power generating unit was submerged on Monday, a senior official from the energy department told IANS.

K'taka Dy CM seeks forgiveness on Twitter

BENGALURU:Karnataka BJP's dalit face and deputy chief minister, Govind M. Karjol, who has come under severe criticism over not visiting flood-affected areas, has shot off an emotional letter to people of Bagalkote district, stating that the voters must forgive him not visiting his people as he was "emotionally shattered" over his son, Dr Gopal Karjol who is critically ill and on ventilator for the last 24 days in the hospital.

Google stops biggest-ever DDoS cyber attack to date

NEW DELHI:The cyber security threats such as distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) are growing exponentially, disrupting businesses of all sizes globally, leading to outages and loss of user trust, Google has said.

Karnataka releases Rs 86 cr aid for rain-hit districts

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government on Friday released Rs 86 crore emergency relief aid to dozen districts in the state's northern and coastal regions, battered by heavy rains and flash floods in this week.

Hyderabad's rain-hit areas remain inundated

HYDERABAD:Dozens of colonies in Hyderabad and nearby areas remained inundated for the fourth consecutive day on Friday even as authorities scrambled to pump out floodwaters from waterlogged areas and provide relief to rain-hit people.

Many colonies in rain battered Hyderabad remain underwater

HYDERABAD:Many colonies in Hyderabad and suburbs remained under water on Thursday while Army and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel continued rescue and relief work in the flood-hit areas

Rains claim 30 lives in Telangana, 19 of them in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD:Torrential rains lashing various parts of Telangana since Tuesday have claimed 30 lives, including 19 in Greater Hyderabad.
The rains, under the impact of a deep depression that crossed the Andhra coast on Tuesday, triggered flash floods in the state capital and several districts.

Army, NDRF join rescue, relief work in flood-hit Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: The Indian Army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Wednesday joined rescue and relief work in the flood-affected areas of Hyderabad.

Mining block contracts to be amended by Punjab Govt to include De-Silting of major Rivers

CHANDIGARH:To ensure regular de-silting of major rivers and reduce flood intensity in the state, the Punjab Government has decided to make such de-silting part of the contracts allotted for mining blocks.

Of girls navigating cities

NEW DELHI:A trained engineer who went to IIM Calcutta, and after a decade long corporate career decided to pause and gift herself some "me time", not to mention a Creative Writing course in the US later -- author Manreet Sodhi Someshwar, whose latest "Girls and the City", published by HarperCollins India recently hit the stands, has vivid memories of that break during which she wrote her first book.

Nitish deliberately insulted my father: Chirag's letter to Nadda

NEW DELHI:Hours before the death of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday, a letter written by Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan to BJP national J.P. Nadda reached the public domain, in which he alleges that his father was insulted by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over a Rajya Sabha seat election.

Nitish govt misusing old phone number to defame Tejashwi: RJD

PATNA:With its top party leaders Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav facing murder charges, the RJD on Monday accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi of engaging in a criminal conspiracy against Tejashwi Yadav.

Ranbir Kapoor turns 38: Sisters Riddhima, Kareena wish 'Best Bro'

MUMBAI: Ranbir Kapoor is not on social media, but his fans and family members have flooded almost all digital platforms with the best wishes for the actor on his 38th birthday on Monday.

Pappu Yadav launches party manifesto after filing an affidavit

PATNA: The Jan Adhikar Party headed by Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Thursday claimed that voters will not allow Gujarati CM in Bihar any longer.

Fundamental changes required to mitigate natural disasters: Suresh Bhardwaj

SHIMLA: Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj today presided over the webinar on Sustainable and Safe Hilly Area Development with focus on earthquake, landslide and floods. The webinar was organized jointly by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) and the Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (HPSDMA).

Heavy rain cuts off Bengal-Sikkim highway after landslides

KOLKATA:Multiple landslides due to heavy rain have resulted in the closing of a stretch of a national highway that connects Sikkim with Darjeeling district of West Bengal, resulting in massive traffic jams, officials said on Wednesday.

Farmers made puppets of corporates through agri Bills: RJD

PATNA:Taking a dig at the Modi government over the agriculture-related Bills, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has said that it has made 'anna datas' or food-providers the puppets of its 'fund datas' or fund-providers.

With trade wars & conflicts, fabled China economy at risk

NEW DELHI:Chinese President Xi Jinping has been forced to acknowledge that his country's economic growth is facing a rising external risk and the export-driven model that established China as the factory for the world has run into rough weather.

Heavy rains, flash floods wreak havoc across Karnataka

BENGALURU:Heavy rains and flash floods wreaked havoc in Karnataka's coastal, southern and central districts for the third consecutive day on Monday, disrupting normal life, an official said

Wastage due to Improper Storage

CHANDIGARH:Lakh of tones food grains damaged or wasted due to lack of cold
stores on one hand and on the other lack of proper storage facilities in the existing
cold storage. 

Floods, landslides disrupt life in Arunachal, Assam; two dead

ITANAGAR/GUWAHATI:At least two people have lost their lives due to landslides and floods in Arunachal Pradesh, while 33,200 people were affected in three Assam districts, officials said on Friday.

Tejashwi won't get the job to rule Bihar: BJP

PATNA:As the opposition in Bihar led by the Rashtriya Janata Dal is observing "Unemployment Day" to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday on Thursday, the BJP hit back saying that RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav will not get the job to rule Bihar.

K'tka Congress to take on BJP with 12,000 questions

BENGALURU:Ahead of forthcoming Assembly session, Karnataka Congress unanimously decided to counter the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on various issues including failure to tackle COVID-19, DJ Halli violence and drugs scandal that has shaken Kannada film industry in the state.

Center broke people's backbone in unorganised sector: Digvijaya Singh

PATNA:Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said on Monday that the BJP-led Central government has broken the backbone of the people in the unorganised sector.

'365 Days' star Michele Morrone: I don't mind being ugly on screen

NEW DELHI: Italian actor Michele Morrone caused a stir on social media after his erotic film 365 Days released digitally earlier this year. While women are in awe of his good looks, he says he does not mind being ugly for a film, as it is more important to be an artiste rather than a sexy man.

IIT-ISM institute in Dhanbad announces a national award posthumously on the name of Er. Jaswant Singh Gill

AMRITSAR: The family of  Engineer Jaswant Singh Gill who had  saved the lives of 65 miners, today expressed gratitude to the management of the Indian Institute of Technology/ Indian School of Mining (IIT-ISM), a premier institute in Dhanbad, (Jharkhand) for announcing  a national award on the name of Gill posthumously.

2 killed in Pakistan boat capsize

ISLAMABAD: At least two people were killed and several others were reported missing when a boat carrying at least 25 persons capsized in the Indus River in Pakistan's Sindh province on Thursday.

Himachal Pradesh and World Bank sign $82 million loan for Roads Transformation Project

CHANDIGARH: The Government of India, the Government of Himachal Pradesh and the World Bank signed $82 million loan for the implementation of Himachal Pradesh State Roads Transformation Project on Monday. The project will strengthen transport and road safety institutions of Himachal Pradesh by improving the condition, safety, resilience, and engineering standards of state road network.

Water level in Bhakra reservoir remains below normal

CHANDIGARH:With the monsoon period coming to end the water level in the Bhakra Dam reservoir 
and the Ranjit Sagar Dam reservoir in Punjab remains below normal.

Himachal Pradesh and World Bank sign $82 million loan for roads transformation project

CHANDIGARH--The Government of India, the Government of Himachal Pradesh and the World
Bank signed $82 million loan for the implementation of Himachal Pradesh State Roads
Transformation Project on Monday.