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  • Tamil Nadu COVID-19 cases drop below 3,000 mark, recoveries at 4,024 Oct 24, 2020 07:52 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu COVID-19 cases drop below 3,000 mark, recoveries at 4,024

    The state has been witnessing a steady decline in the number of new infections over the past few days.

  • Vedanta board approves interim dividend of Rs 9.5 per share Oct 24, 2020 07:47 PM IST

    Vedanta board approves interim dividend of Rs 9.5 per share

    The total cost of the dividend payout is expected to be Rs 3,500 crore. The record date of the payout is set as October 31.

  • Onions to cost Rs 35 per kg in bazaars of Hyderabad Oct 24, 2020 07:09 PM IST

    Onions to cost Rs 35 per kg in bazaars of Hyderabad

    Two kilos of onions would be sold per person and the consumers have to show any identity card, the release said.

  • Schools not opening for now in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal Oct 24, 2020 07:08 PM IST

    Schools not opening for now in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

    The government had earlier announced that schools will continue to remain closed till October 31 in view of COVID-19 pandemic.

  • IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) live score and ball-by-ball commentary Oct 24, 2020 06:29 PM IST

    IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) live score and ball-by-ball commentary

    KXIP look like a much more complete team, with their batting strength finally translating into wins. The SRH campaign has slowed down after a good start, with three losses in their last four games. Follow for live updates.

  • Andhra Pradesh completes 75 lakh sample tests; reports 3,342 COVID-19 cases Oct 24, 2020 06:08 PM IST

    Andhra Pradesh completes 75 lakh sample tests; reports 3,342 COVID-19 cases

    The overall infection positivity rate in the state touched 10.72 percent, three percent higher than the national average, the latest bulletin said.

  • Festive season sales: 50 lakh smartphones sold in a week, says Mi India Oct 24, 2020 05:48 PM IST

    Festive season sales: 50 lakh smartphones sold in a week, says Mi India

    During the festive season sale, the company said that its 15,000 retail partners across the country managed to double their sales year-on-year.

  • Countries battle rising virus cases as WHO sees 'exponential' rise Oct 24, 2020 05:38 PM IST

    Countries battle rising virus cases as WHO sees 'exponential' rise

    The World Health Organization had earlier warned of an "exponential" rise in infections threatening health systems' ability to cope.

  • Indian farmers step up illegal fires as Delhi air crisis worsens Oct 24, 2020 05:34 PM IST

    Indian farmers step up illegal fires as Delhi air crisis worsens

    Teams in states around Delhi, home to some 20 million people, are hunting the illegal stubble burners, even driving around country roads at night when most fires are started.

  • This week in Auto: Kia Sonet bookings skyrocket to 50,000; Nissan’s last-ditch effort for India Oct 24, 2020 03:49 PM IST

    This week in Auto: Kia Sonet bookings skyrocket to 50,000; Nissan’s last-ditch effort for India

    Here is a look at all the important developments in the auto space this week

  • Festival season kicks off in India amid COVID-19 pandemic Oct 24, 2020 03:41 PM IST

    Festival season kicks off in India amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Dussehra, Diwali and Durga Puja celebrations are an occasion to splurge on big-ticket items.

  • Nine new animal species discovered in Himachal Pradesh; one named after a high school student, another after Bhima Oct 24, 2020 03:39 PM IST

    Nine new animal species discovered in Himachal Pradesh; one named after a high school student, another after Bhima

    Among the discoveries in 2019, one true bug found in Tamil Nadu was also named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The last decade saw over 2,500 species being discovered in India, said the Zoological Survey of India.

  • Govt taking steps to strengthen agriculture sector: PM Modi Oct 24, 2020 03:31 PM IST

    Govt taking steps to strengthen agriculture sector: PM Modi

    Narendra Modi was speaking after inaugurating three projects in Gujarat- one each related to agriculture, healthcare and tourism development- via video conference from New Delhi.

  • Arvind Kejriwal pitches for free COVID vaccine throughout India Oct 24, 2020 03:14 PM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal pitches for free COVID vaccine throughout India

    A debate has started on whether the COVID-19 vaccine, which is yet to materialise, should be made available to people for free, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) promising free doses of the vaccine in its manifesto for the Bihar polls.

  • IPL 2020 | As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Delhi Capitals (DC) on both sides of the ball for the win Oct 24, 2020 03:08 PM IST

    IPL 2020 | As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Delhi Capitals (DC) on both sides of the ball for the win

    DC's batting lineup imploded as Varun Chakravarthy (5/20) took career-best figures to follow up on Nitish Rana's (81) batting display, securing a comfortable win for KKR. Follow for live updates.

  • Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis tests positive for COVID-19 Oct 24, 2020 02:32 PM IST

    Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis tests positive for COVID-19

    "Taking all medication and treatment as per the advice of the doctors," Fadnavis said in a tweet.

  • Karnataka CM Yediyurappa alerts BBMP officials on heavy rains forecast Oct 24, 2020 02:28 PM IST

    Karnataka CM Yediyurappa alerts BBMP officials on heavy rains forecast

    The direction comes a day after several parts of city, especially south Bengaluru region had faced the brunt of heavy rains as storm water drains overflowed, roads turned into rivulets and many houses were inundated.

  • Coronavirus second wave | US, Italy, other countries record high cases as second wave of COVID-19 surges Oct 24, 2020 02:14 PM IST

    Coronavirus second wave | US, Italy, other countries record high cases as second wave of COVID-19 surges

    Italy's Campania region has said that it would impose a lockdown to tame the novel coronavirus and urged the whole country to follow suit as new virus infections hit a record high of over 19,000 in 24 hours.

  • Coronavirus shadows darken Dussehra, leaves Ravana effigy business on last legs Oct 24, 2020 02:13 PM IST

    Coronavirus shadows darken Dussehra, leaves Ravana effigy business on last legs

    You couldn't set foot on the sidewalk, there used to be so many of us over this one kilometre stretch, Karan said on Saturday, looking at the cars crossing by without a second glance as his hands expertly give shape to long sticks of bamboo.

  • After Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry announces free COVID-19 vaccine for all Oct 24, 2020 01:59 PM IST

    After Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry announces free COVID-19 vaccine for all

    Following BJP's 'free COVID-19 vaccine' promise for poll-bound Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh governments also announced free shots for everyone.

  • Free COVID vaccine promise in Bihar poll manifesto perfectly in order: Nirmala Sitharaman Oct 24, 2020 01:56 PM IST

    Free COVID vaccine promise in Bihar poll manifesto perfectly in order: Nirmala Sitharaman

    Nirmala Sitharaman had released the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) manifesto for the Bihar polls on Thursday. A highlight of the promises made in the document was free COVID vaccines for the state's people if the saffron party comes back to power.

  • Interest waiver on loans: What is compound interest waiver scheme, who is eligible for benefits and other details Oct 24, 2020 01:51 PM IST

    Interest waiver on loans: What is compound interest waiver scheme, who is eligible for benefits and other details

    The government has released guidelines to implement the interest on interest waiver scheme. Here are all the details on what exactly the compound interest waiver scheme involves, who will benefit, eligibility criteria to avail the interest waiver scheme and other important details.

  • Kiran Mazumdar Shaw says COVID-19 vaccine may be available by June 2021 Oct 24, 2020 01:41 PM IST

    Kiran Mazumdar Shaw says COVID-19 vaccine may be available by June 2021

    Shaw says vaccine candidates will first be approved for emergency use and full approval will come only after evaluating the durability of response.

  • Fixed deposit interest rates for senior citizens: 3 banks that offer FD rates of up to 8% Oct 24, 2020 01:02 PM IST

    Fixed deposit interest rates for senior citizens: 3 banks that offer FD rates of up to 8%

    Check out these banks that offer 8% fixed deposit interest rate for senior citizens

  • ITBP broke myth that some countries have strong armies: MoS Kishan Reddy aims at China Oct 24, 2020 12:49 PM IST

    ITBP broke myth that some countries have strong armies: MoS Kishan Reddy aims at China

    The minister of state for home was addressing the troops of the mountain warfare-trained border force on the occasion of its 59th raising day here.

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