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Bengal hit by heavy rains, more forecast (3 minutes ago)
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed parts of Gangetic West Bengal on Friday with the Met office here forecasting "heavy to very heavy" rainfall at a few places during the next 24 hours to Saturday morning.

Have mushroom-rich breakfast to maintain healthy weight (3 minutes ago)
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness, thereby helping you avoid consuming extra calories later, new research suggests.

Samsung heir's imprisonment is tragedy: CEO (5 minutes ago)
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The CEO of Samsung Electronics has said that the imprisonment of the tech giant's heir Lee Jae-yong was a "tragedy" for the company's future management.

CBI must probe illegal pesticides, demands Maharashtra farm panel (7 minutes ago)
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Oct 20 (IANS) A Maharashtra government Special Task Force on Friday urged the Centre to institute a CBI enquiry into reports that around 3.50 million packets of illegal Herbicide Tolerant genetically modified cotton seeds are being sold during the current season in several cotton-growing states in the country.

Sharapova, Puig to bring supplies to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico (25 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Russia's Maria Sharapova and Olympic champion Monica Puig will go to Puerto Rico next week and bring necessary supplies to the island which was hit badly by Hurricane Maria last month.

Kohli, Bumrah drop in ICC ODI rankings (27 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
Dubai, Oct 20 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah registered a drop in their respective categories of the ICC Player Rankings released on Friday.

Not just one Harvey Weinstein: Priyanka Chopra (29 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra says people like controversial Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein are present across the world.

Pepsi lights up Gurugram roads with solar bulbs (15:32)
Gurugram, Oct 20 (IANS) In a bid to light up Gurugrams darkest streets, Pepsi extended its Liter of Light programme to the area, a company statement said here on Friday.

FC Goa defeat Deportiva Minera in pre-season friendly (15:28)
La Manga (Spain), Oct 20 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa registered their first win of the pre-season friendly tour with a clinical 3-0 victory over Spanish Tercera Division side Deportiva Minera.

Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar steps down (Lead) (15:16)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, the government's second-most senior legal officer, on Friday said he has stepped down because he was not able to attend to his family and personal matters due to work.

Domino's blames former supplier for Australia customer data 'hacking' (15:00)
Canberra, Oct 20 (IANS) Dominos Pizza said on Friday that an online rating system of a former supplier is the likely source of leaked customer personal details in Australia.

Youth bludgeoned to death on Diwali night in Delhi (15:00)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A 19-year-old youth was found bludgeoned to death in an empty plot of land here late on Thursday night, police said on Friday.

CM Adityanath's Taj visit will help in damage control, say tourism players (14:52)
By Brij Khandelwal IANS Photo Service
Agra, Oct 20 (IANS) Tourism industry leaders in Agra have welcomed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's decision to visit the Taj Mahal, which is seen as a damage control exercise after a series of controversial statements by politicians on the 17th century marble wonder.

25 cloth shops gutted in Jalandhar fire (14:52)
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Goods worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed in a Diwali night fire that gutted nearly 25 shops in a cloth market in Jalandhar city, police said on Friday.

Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar resigns on personal grounds (14:46)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, the government's second-most senior legal officer, on Friday said he has stepped down due to personal reasons.

Jackky in Hindi remake of Telugu film (14:30) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Actor Jackky Bhagnani will be seen in a Hindi remake of Telugu film "Pelli Choopulu", and it will be set in Gujarat.

Lindsay Lohan reminisces about India visit on Diwali (14:26)
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan, who visited India in December 2009 as part of the documentary "Lindsay Lohan's Indian Journey", recalled her days in the country on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.

Obama, Bush decry deep US divisions in Trump era (Lead) (14:24) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Former US Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush have voiced concern about the current political climate in the US, urging Americans to reject the politics of "division" and "prejudice" in comments seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership.

India welcomes Tillerson's remarks on US-India ties (14:20) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India on Friday welcomed US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's remarks on US-India ties in which he said that Washington and New Delhi were committed to build an ambitious partnership.

Modi says Congress in 2013 rejected his proposal to redevelop Kedarnath (Lead) (14:12) IANS Photo Service
Kedarnath, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a visit to the revered shrine of Kedarnath, on Friday attacked the Congress party for rejecting his proposal in June 2013 when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat for redevelopment of the Uttarakhand shrine that was badly damaged in the massive flash floods.

Google now lets you take a virtual walk on Mars (14:04) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) If you are curious about the unknown terrains of the Red Planet, here is your chance to take a walk on Mars for free all the while staying in your living room, thanks to Google's immersive experience initiative Access Mars.

U-17 World Cup: Brazil-Germany tie most anticipated (14:02) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) The big-ticket Brazil-Germany FIFA U-17 World Cup quarter-final to be played here on Sunday has sent the football crazy city into a tizzy prompting the Local Organising Committee (LOC) to bill this clash as "one of the most eagerly anticipated matches of the tournament".

Obama decries 'politics of fear' on return to campaign trail (13:56) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama has returned to the campaign trail for the first time since leaving the White House, urging Americans to reject the politics of "division" and "fear" seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership.

China began planning the 1962 war as early as 1959 (Exclusive) (Part II of II) (13:46)
By Bertil Lintner
(Editor's Note: For far too long, Neville Maxwell's narrative on the 1962 war -- which sees India as the aggressor and China as the victim -- has held court. Nearly 50 years after Maxwell's book, Bertil Lintner's "China's India War" argues that China began planning the war as early as 1959 and proposes that it was merely a small move in the larger strategic game that China was playing to become a world player. Following is an exclusive extract from "China's India War")

Post-Diwali air pollution in Delhi 'severe', but better than 2016 (13:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A thick haze enveloped Delhi and parts of the National Capital Region on Friday morning after a Diwali night that was less noisy than the previous year though the Supreme Court ban didn't deter revellers from bursting firecrackers.

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