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Himachal Governor, CM greet people on Diwali (9 minutes ago)
Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday greeted people on Diwali.

Australia citizenship overhaul hits Senate hurdle (25 minutes ago)
Canberra, Oct 19 (IANS) An Australian government plan to overhaul its citizenship process has stalled after opposition parties on Thursday effectively blocked its Senate passage, the media reported.

Warmer oceans set to hit global marine diversity: Scientists (08:18)
Sydney, Oct 19 (IANS) Climate change and warmer oceans are likely to change reef ecosystems worldwide, reducing the diversity of invertebrates such as crabs, lobsters and sea urchins, Australian scientists have revealed.

I fight my own fight: Adams on gender inequality (08:02)
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Actress Amy Adams says she is not interested in sharing her views on the issue of gender inequality in Hollywood, and likes to "fight her own fight".

Khamenei threatens to shred nuclear deal if US quits (07:20)
Tehran, Oct 19 (IANS) The Iranian supreme leader on Wednesday warned that his country would shred its multinational nuclear deal should the US decide to quit and criticized Europe's weak defence of the landmark agreement.

Jon Hamm wants to settle down with Dakota Johnson (06:56)
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Actor Jon Hamm is reportedly keen to settle down with actress Dakota Johnson, but she is not sure if she is ready for the commitment.

Iraqi PM orders withdrawal of militias from Kirkuk (06:28)
Baghdad, Oct 19 (IANS) The Iraqi Prime Minister on Wednesday ordered the withdrawal from Kirkuk province of Shiite-led pro-government militias who took part in the successful campaign to expel Kurdish forces from the northern region.

Trump suggests he won't back bipartisan healthcare measure (05:54)
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump raised doubts on Wednesday about his support for a bipartisan initiative to restore the ObamaCare subsidies he suspended last week in exchange for states' getting greater flexibility regulating health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Victoria Beckham shuns alcohol on nights out (05:22)
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Singer-turned-designer Victoria Beckham has reportedly shunned alcohol on nights out in favour of chewing coffee beans. Her eldest son Brooklyn is not liking her new order.

Sophie Turner uses snail gel eye patches (04:16)
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Actress Sophie Turner wears 24 carat gold snail gel eye patches to reduce the dark circles under her eye. She says she is not made of "actual" snails.

UNSC condemns Taliban attacks in Afghanistan (03:14)
United Nations, Oct 19 (IANS) The Security Council on Wednesday condemned "the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks" carried out by the Taliban in various provinces of Afghanistan.

I'll never name the celebrity who raped me: Katie Price (02:42)
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Television personality Katie Price says she will never reveal the identity of the celebrity who raped her.

Senior Taliban leader presumed dead in US drone strike (02:18)
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A senior Pakistani Taliban leader Omar Khalid Khorasani is presumed dead in recent air strikes on the Afghan side of the border, local media and the militant sources said late on Wednesday.

Congresswoman lied about his call to widow of fallen soldier: Trump (01:46)
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) The US President said on Wednesday that a congresswoman had lied about his conversation with the widow of an American soldier killed in an ambush early this month in the northern African nation of Niger.

Sarah Hyland slammed for body shaming driver (01:36)
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Actress Sarah Hyland has been accused of body shaming a female driver on an Instagram video.

US thanks Pakistan for rescuing N. American hostages (01:08)
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday received a telephone call from US Vice President Mike Pence who offered thanks for the rescue of an American hostage, her Canadian husband and three children, the Prime Minister's office said.

5 policemen detained over attack on Afghan police centre (00:36)
Kabul, Oct 19 (IANS) The Afghan police arrested five officers in connection with the recent Taliban attack on a police centre in Paktia province in eastern Afghanistan, an official told EFE on Wednesday.

Plan to give adequate coal to power plants executed: Ministry (00:08)
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) On the eve of Diwali, the Union Power Ministry announced that a detailed plan has been put into action from Wednesday to ensure sufficient supply of coal to power plants.

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BJP on 'Beta Bachao Abhiyaan', taunts Congress (23:56)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Reacting to BJP attacking the Congress with Bofors case, the party on Wednesday said the "BJP is on a Beta Bachao Abhiyaan", referring to its President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah, whose company's turnover saw a spurt allegedly from Rs 50,000 to Rs 80 crore in a year.

SRFTI continues to be on boil for second day (23:30)
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) continued to be on boil on Wednesday as students' protests against authorities over "moral policing" and "gender-based segregation" rocked the campus for a second day following expulsion of 14 girl students.

Rahul raises questions on Doklam issue in House panel meet (23:22)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday raised several questions with regard to recent reports of China getting engaged in construction activity in the Doklam area.

SpiceJet to provide electricity to Assam village (23:06)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Budget carrier SpiceJet on Wednedsay said it will provide electricity to un-electrified remote village of Baruahchuck, in Majuli district of Assam.

Saina, Srikanth, Prannoy advance at Denmark Open (22:44) IANS Photo Service
Odense (Denmark), Oct 18 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy entered the second round, while B. Sai Praneeth and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy were eliminated in the opening round of the Denmark Open World Superseries Premier here on Wednesday.

U-17 World Cup: Brazil blank Honduras in quarters (Lead) (22:40)
Kochi, Oct 18 (IANS) Brazil rode on a brace from Brenner to defeat a spirited Honduras 3-0 in their Round of 16 clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Wednesday.

Adityanath showers Rs 133 crore bounties on Ayodhya (22:30) IANS Photo Service
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday showered bounties on the temple town of Ayodhya and gifted projects worth Rs 133 crore.

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