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Sunrisers Hyderabad win the toss and elect to bowl first against Kolkata Knight Riders
Rains again disrupt traffic on highways connecting Hyderabad
Heavy rains and flash floods in and around Hyderabad have again affected the movement of traffic on various highways.
For the second time in less than a week, the highways connecting Hyderabad to Vijayawada, Bengaluru and Warangal were damaged, bringing vehicular traffic to a halt.
Even before the authorities could fully repair and restore the roads damaged due to the torrential rains and flash floods of October 13-14, a fresh spell of heavy rains battered the roads in the city and outskirts on Saturday night.
Sunrisers Hyderabad win toss, choose to bowl first against Kolkata Knight Riders
Sunrisers Hyderabad win the toss and elect to bowl first against Kolkata Knight Riders
Major blast in Agra, 3 dead
A huge blast in a godown full of stockpiles of firecrackers killed three unidentified persons and injured half a dozen people in Agra.
The number of casualties could go up after the debris is cleared, police said. The whole area was enveloped in a cloud of smoke and stink. The explosion was heard even two kilometres away.
All three succumbed to injuries while being shifted to hospital.
Lajpat Nagar market shopkeepers cheer the rise in customer footfalls during Navratri
Two persons arrested in possession of 6 packets of heroin weighing over 3 kgs today, from a truck that was going towards Guwahati from Imphal (Manipur): Assam Police
6m Four inmates and nine jail staffers in three prison complexes of Delhi are presently undergoing treatment for COVID-19: Police officials
India successfully test fires Brahmos missile form navy ship
India successfully test fires Brahmos supersonic cruise missile from Indian Navy's stealth destroyer on Sunday.
"Brahmos, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired today on 18th October 2020 from Indian Navy's indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a target in the Arabian Sea," the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said in a statement.
The missile hit the target successfully with pin-point accuracy after performing high-level and extremely complex manoeuvres.
Brahmos as 'prime strike weapon' will ensure the warship's invincibility by engaging naval surface targets at long ranges, thus making the destroyer another lethal platform of Indian Navy.
CRPF officer injured in grenade attack in J&K
An assistant sub-inspector of central reserve police force (CRPF) was injured on Sunday in a grenade attack by militant in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
Police said militants hurled the grenade at the CRPF posse in Tral town.
"An assistant sub-inspector of CRPF was injured in the grenade attack. He has been shifted to hospital for treatment. The area has been cordoned off for searches," police said.
Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounts to 2,68,364 with 2,019 new cases; 14 fresh fatalities push death toll to 1,135: Health official
Dhirendra Singh, main accused in killing of 46-year-old man in Ballia, arrested from Lucknow: IG STF Amitabh Yash
Ballia firing accused pleads innocence, accuses officials of bias
Dhirendra Pratap Singh, who is absconding after allegedly shooting dead a villager in Ballia, has claimed that he did not open fire as said by his rivals and police and maintained that he fled after the firing as he feared for his life.
Even as he accused district civil and police officials of biased action against him, police announced a reward of Rs 50,000 on Dhirendra and was conducting raids to arrest him.
A close associate of Dhirendra moved a plea in a lower court on his behalf for his surrender on Saturday, after which police beefed up security around the district courts complex.
Superintendent of Police Ballia Devendra Nath said that a heavy police force was deployed in and around the district courts compound to foil the accused's surrender bid.
Purnea IGP dies of COVID in Patna
Bihar Police's Purnea Range Inspector General of Police Binod Kumar died of COVID-19 here early Sunday morning, official sources said.
The 59-year-old Bihar cadre IPS officer was admitted at Patna's All India Institute of Medical Sciences for the last four days after he was referred from a Purnea hospital as he was found coronavirus positive.
He was a patient of diabetes and his health deteriorated due to the virus infection.
2 killed as heavy rain inundates Hyderabad again
Two persons were killed in a fresh spell of overnight heavy rain, which left dozens of residential colonies inundated in the city and adjoining areas, adding to the woes of people who are yet to recover in the aftermath of last week's deluge.
Over 19 cm of rainfall on October 17-18 night in and around Hyderabad also dealt a blow to rescue and relief operations started following torrential rains on October 13-14.
5 injured in US shopping centre gas explosion
Five people were injured in a gas explosion at a shopping centre in the US state of Virginia, according to officials.
The incident took place on Saturday at the two-storey shopping centre, which is just a few blocks west of the James Madison University campus in Harrisonburg, reports Xinhua news agency.
Describing the incident as a "complete loss", Michael Parks, a spokesman for the city said at a news conference that a three-alarm fire spread to at least two other commercial buildings.
Another accused held in Barabanki rape-murder case
A second accused has been arrested in the rape -murder of a Dalit teenager in Barabanki and POCSO Act invoked against both culprits after it was confirmed that the victim was a minor, police said on Sunday.
UP priest faked attack to grab land, 7 held
Gonda police have arrested seven persons after it was revealed that priest Samrat Das had orchestrated an attack on himself on October 10 as he wanted to frame one Amar Singh and grab his 120 bigha land, police said on Sunday.
The attack had attracted flak from the opposition on the Yogi Adityanath government.
The Gonda police arrested Munna Singh, Vipin, Neeraj Singh, Sonu Singh, Mahant Sitaram, Shiv Shankar Singh, and Vinay Kumar on Saturday from Haridwar Singh Bagh in Tiremanorama village under Ithiyathok police station jurisdiction.
Gonda SP Shailesh Pandey said that Samrat Das would be arrested once he is discharged from hospital for the treatment of a gunshot injury on his shoulder.
Veteran SP leader Darshan Singh Yadav passes away
Darshan Singh Yadav, a senior Samajwadi leader and a confidant of party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, passed away after a prolonged illness here on Saturday. He was 90
Nitish Kumar's first & last love is to only stick to his CM chair, says RJD's Tejashwi Yadav
Nitish Kumar's first & last love is to only stick to his CM chair. How will he eliminate unemployment? Why does he not speak on migration, poverty, starvation? Youth knows that if NDA isn't defeated, such a useless govt won't do anything for the unemployed: Tejashwi Yadav, RJD.
India reports 61,871 new COVID-19 cases, 74,94,552 total cases
India reports 61,871 new COVID-19 cases & 1033 deaths in last 24 hours. Total cases - 74,94,552 (dip by 341 since y'day) Active cases - 7,83,311 (dip by 2335 since y'day) Cured/discharged/migrated - 65,97,210 (rise by 1798 since y'day) Deaths - 1,14,031 (rise by 196 since y'day)
Delhi's air quality “poor”, says SAFAR
Delhi's air quality recorded in the “poor” category on Sunday morning; The share of stubble burning in the national capital's PM2.5 pollution is likely to “increase significantly”, according to the Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR.
Priyanka Gandhi slams Yogi govt over increasing incidents of saving the accused
Will the UP CM tell under which mission it is taking place? Save daughter or save criminal?, tweeted Priyanka Gandhi
German president in quarantine after bodyguard tests positive for COVID-19
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier entered quarantine after one of his bodyguards tested positive for COVID-19, according to a spokeswoman for the president's office.
Steinmeier's first test was negative. Further tests are planned in the coming days, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.
Germany on Saturday recorded 7,830 new infections of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the highest daily spike since the pandemic began, according to the Robert Koch Institute, Germany's state disease control and prevention agency.
B'luru police nab 4-men gang for shooting pub owner
Bengaluru police arrested four members of a gang which is allegedly involved in pub owner, Manish Shetty shoot out case on Saturday, the police said.
The gang was hiding in a lodge in the city after committing the crime.
The police had opened fire on two the gang members who allegedly tried to attack the police who had taken them to recover murder weapons - four machetes hidden in burial ground on Hosur Road on the outskirts of the city.
Andhra registers 3k new COVID cases, tally 7.79 lakh
Andhra Pradesh registered 3,676 new Covid positive cases, increasing the state's tally to 7.79 lakh, even as 5,529 more patients recovered from virus to outnumber infections.
Eight new COVID cases in Mizoram, 2,253 total cases
Eight new COVID-19 cases reported in Mizoram yesterday, taking the total cases in the state to 2,253. Active cases stand at 108: Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Mizoram.