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Editors Guild hopes Akbar will withdraw criminal defamation case (3 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Editors Guild of India on Thursday hoped that former Union Minister M.J. Akbar will withdraw his criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani, the first female journalist to accuse him of sexual harassment.

Second N-power unit at Kudankulam shut for maintenance (5 minutes ago)
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) The second 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) was shut down on Thursday for maintenance work, according to the Power System Operation Corporation Limited.

Samsung India aims for double-digit growth with Galaxy Tab S4 (Lead) (9 minutes ago)
Gurugram, Oct 18 (IANS) Samsung, which registered a 47 per cent market share (by value) and 48 per cent (by volume) in the January to August period this year in the Indian tablet market, is aiming for double-digit growth in the segment in the festive quarter, a top company executive said here on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia transfers $100mn to US amid crisis over Khashoggi (13 minutes ago)
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia transferred $100 million to the US on the day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh seeking answers in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi amid mounting pressure on the kingdom for a fuller explanation in the case, the media reported.

Ensure healthy snacking at Diwali parties (15 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) What's a Diwali party without snacks while you play cards? But make sure your guests get to binge on something healthy, suggest experts.

People should not vote on caste, religion basis: Bhagwat (15 minutes ago)
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Ahead of upcoming crucial Assembly polls and Lok Sabha elections next year, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said that people should vote wisely for parties which unite and not divide the country and also not on the basis of caste, creed or religion.

Sane undergoes surgery on broken thumb (17 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Liverpool could face the setback of losing Sadio Mane for a few weeks along with other injury scares after the pacy winger broke his left thumb while on international duty with Senegal.

Delhi court to hear Akbar's defamation suit on Oct 31 (19 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A court here on Thursday admitted a criminal defamation suit filed by former Minister M.J. Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani, the first in a long list of female journalists to have accused him of sexual harassment.

UAE to host 2nd T10 League next month (23 minutes ago)
Sharjah (UAE), Oct 18 (IANS) The second edition of the T10 cricket league will be held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here from November 21 to December 2.

Lip fillers: Be aware of before, after tricks (27 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) If international reality TV star Kylie Jenner's lip fillers make you want to try out the look for this festive season, be wary of a few before and after things to do, say experts.

Joe Biden hopes Democrats don't impeach Trump (15:10)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Former US Vice President Joe Biden said he hopes that the Democrats do not move to impeach President Donald Trump if they win a majority in the House of Representatives after the mid-term elections in November.

Conceptual art exhibition leaves open an 'infinite' landscape (15:10)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Conceptual art by three contemporary artists, exploring the fine balance between form, narrative and medium, takes viewers to an ‘infinite landscape at the Exhibit 320 gallery here.

Cherry blossoms bloom unexpectedly in Japan (15:02)
Tokyo, Oct 18 (IANS) Some of Japan's famed cherry blossoms, also known as sakura, have bloomed unexpectedly this autumn, according to weather experts.

CBSE affiliation by-laws simplified for speed, transparency: Javadekar (15:02)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday announced that the CBSE affiliation by-laws have been revamped to ensure "speed and transparency" in the process.

Bring law to build Ram temple at Ayodhya: Bhagwat (Lead) (14:52)IANS Photo Service
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Upping the ante ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday pitched for building a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya "at the earliest" with an "appropriate and requisite law" and slammed "fundamentalist forces" for obstructing the process.

ISL: ATK coach Coppell praises young winger Komal (14:32)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India U-17 World Cup player and ATK winger Komal Thatal has come in for praise from his coach Steve Coppell after his performance in the Indian Super League clash against Delhi Dynamos.

Ex-BSP MP's son surrenders, arrested for waving pistol at hotel (Lead) (14:32)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The son of a former BSP MP who had threatened a man with a pistol at a luxury hotel here was arrested on Thursday soon after he surrendered in a city court.

Kerala remains tense on 2nd day of Sabarimala season (Lead) (14:30)IANS Photo Service
Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 18 (IANS) Tension prevailed on Thursday a day after the opening of the short five-day pilgrimage season as the state observed a shutdown against the alleged police attack on protesters even as a senior member of the Sabarimala priest's family urged women of the hitherto barred age group to respect tradition and not visit the Lord Ayyappa temple.

Argentina win in basketball, boxing; Russia continue winning medals (14:28)
Buenos Aires, Oct 18 (IANS) Argentina won two gold medals, one in men's 3x3 basketball and one in boxing. Russia, on top of the medal table, won two gold medals with one in boxing and the other in women's beach volleyball, on the penultimate day of the Youth Olympics.

US bars American aid groups from travelling to N.Korea (14:14)
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration has barred American aid groups from travelling to North Korea as it pressures Pyongyang to dismantle the countrys nuclear weapons programme.

Love not restricted to any gender: Huma Qureshi (14:14)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi says love is not restricted to any gender, and believes it is an individual's right to choose who they want to love.

Give women basic respect: Film fraternity urges this Dussehra (14:14)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) In the midst of a fight against sexual harassment in India and the rise of #MeToo movement, Bollywood celebrities on the occasion of Dussehra, have urged people not just to choose good over evil but also give women basic respect.

Samsung launches flagship Galaxy Tab S4 for Rs 57,900 in India (14:08)IANS Photo Service
Gurugram, Oct 18 (IANS) Samsung on Thursday launched in India its flagship tablet, Galaxy Tab S4, a new two-in-one Android tablet that comes equipped with Samsung Dex and S Pen for Rs 57,900.

Varun Sood joins 'MTV Ace of Space' (13:58)
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Popular video jockey Varun Sood will be showing his mental strength by participating in reality show "MTV Ace of Space".

Court records gutted in UP after miscreants torch chamber (13:52)
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Hundreds of files and documents were gutted after unidentified miscreants on Thursday set on fire a chamber of a court in Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli district, police said.

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