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NDRF, SDRF not sufficient for natural calamities: GoM (3 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Group of Ministers (GoM) formed by the GST Council on Monday agreed that funding from the national and state disaster response funds -- NDRF and SDRF -- are not sufficient in case of disasters and a new mechanism to raise funds is required.

Karnataka CM's wife in Assembly by-poll fray (Lead) (13 minutes ago)
Bengaluru, Oct 15 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy's wife Anitha on Monday filed her nomination to contest the Assembly by-poll from Ramanagara constituency, about 50 km southwest of here.

Over 30% of agri funds to empower women farmers: Minister (21 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday said the government has allocated over 30 per cent of the farm-related funds to women to empower them and bring them to the agriculture mainstream, and sought appointment of more women in the extension services.

PM should tell if he supports defamation case against Ramani: Congress (22:52)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Congress on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clarify whether he supports the criminal defamation case filed by his Minister M.J. Akbar against a woman journalist who accused Akbar of sexually harassing her.

Sikkim CM calls for global effort to make agriculture organic by 2050, gets UN award (Lead) (22:48)
Rome, Oct 15 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Monday called for global cooperation to make agriculture totally organic the world over by 2050, citing the achievement of his Himalayan state in north-east India.

National policies need to optimize rural migration: UN (22:42)
Rome, Oct 15 (IANS/AKI) Governments need to exploit the contribution made to national economies by rural migrants, the UN said on Monday in a new report which argues that policies should not stem or accelerate migration but optimize its potential and limit its costs.

'Party's over' for human trafficking profiteers: Italy (22:38)
Rome, Oct 15 (IANS/AKI) Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Monday vowed to end the trafficking of migrants to Italy, warning "the party is over" for those who profit from the criminal phenomenon.

Amid criticism, stone laid for 'Museum of Prime Ministers' at Teen Murti (Second Lead) (22:34)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Amid severe criticism from Congress leaders, the foundation stone for the "Museum of Prime Ministers" was laid on Monday by Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma and Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri at the Teen Murti estate here.

India won't relax data localisation deadline, digital payment firms in a bind (Second Lead) (22:34)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) With the government on Monday refusing to relax the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)'s October 15 deadline for data localisation, the road ahead has become tough for global digital payment providers who have sought more time to comply with the guidelines.

Modi urges partnership with oil producers, Saudi output to rise (Lead) (22:28)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Blaming current marketing practice for the current high oil prices, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a strong case for partnership between producers and consumers at a meeting here with global company heads, following which Saudi Arabia said it expects its oil output to rise next month to counter the impact of US sanctions on Iran.

RIIL Q2 net profit down 21.9% (22:24)
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Reliance Industrial Infrastructure Ltd (RIIL) on Monday reported a 21.9 per cent decline in net profit for the second quarter which ended on September 30.

Uruguay eyes major renovation of Centenario Stadium for 2030 World Cup (22:18)
Montevideo, Oct 15 (IANS) Renovating Montevideo's Centenario Stadium, where the first World Cup was staged in 1930, is part of the work Uruguay must complete as it prepares to host the 2030 global football tournament along with Argentina and Paraguay.

Fakhar set for Test debut in 2nd Test vs Australia (22:16)
Abu Dhabi, Oct 15 (IANS) On the eve of the second Test against Australia at Sheikh Zayed Stadium here, Pakistan on Monday named limited overs opener Fakhar Zaman, uncapped quick Mir Hamza and all-rounder Shadab Khan in the 12-man squad.

Signals to ease Bengaluru traffic congestion (22:14)
Bengaluru, Oct 15 (IANS) Adoptive signals will soon be installed across Bengaluru to ease traffic congestion by regulating vehicular movement at road inter-sections, said a police official on Monday.

Take up Chinese PLA intrusion with President Xi: Modi told (22:08)
Itanagar, Oct 15 (IANS) Congress Lok Sabha member Ninong Ering on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the recent intrusion of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops in the Upper Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

After acquittal of moral turpitude charge, judicial services job can't be denied (22:02)
New Delhi, Oct. Oct 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that a person accused of moral turpitude involving kidnapping of a girl but subsequently acquitted cant be denied appointment as a judicial officer in subordinate judiciary.

Fuel prices: Modi resorting to poll gimmicks, says Congress (22:02)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Congress on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for doing "electoral drama" ahead of elections in five states over rising prices of petrol and diesel and said that the government has fleeced the common people through "draconian taxation" of Rs 13 lakh crore.

Modric never thought Zidane, Ronaldo would leave Real (21:42)
Madrid, Oct 15 (IANS) Real Madrid's Croatian international midfielder Luka Modric has admitted that neither he nor his teammates expected both coach Zinedine Zidane and star Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo to leave the football club last summer.

Minister urges people to join fight against pollution (21:42)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday launched an air quality early warning system for the capital and urged the people to participate in the fight against pollution.

5.5 kg of silver seized in Bengal (21:40)
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Some 5.5 kg of silver ornaments worth Rs 2.2 lakh was recovered from the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Malda district on Monday, an official said.

Plane that grazed Trichy airport wall not overloaded (21:36)
Chennai, Oct 15 (IANS) The Dubai-bound Air India Express flight that hit the upper portion of the five feet tall boundary wall of the Trichy airport in Tamil Nadu was not overloaded, an airline official said on Monday.

AAP launches fund collection drive ahead of Lok Sabha polls (21:32)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday officially launched his party's 'Aap ka Daan Rashtra ka Nirmaan' campaign aimed at collecting funds to tackle the party's financial crisis.

NDTV, Airtel launch live channel (21:30)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Media firm NDTV on Monday announced its partnership with telecom service provider Bharti Airtel to launch live channel "NDTV HOP".

Israel's only Olympic gold medallist to sell his medal (21:28)
Jerusalem, Oct 15 (IANS) The only Israeli Olympic gold medal winner ever Gal Fridman, announced on Monday that he would sell the medal at an auction.

Karnataka CM's wife in Assembly by-poll fray (21:24)
Bengaluru, Oct 15 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy's wife Anitha on Monday filed her nomination to contest the Assembly by-poll from Ramanagara constituency, about 50 km southwest of here.

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