News you need to know before starting your day: 18 October 2021

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18 October, 2021


  1. Terrorists shot dead two more migrant labourers and injured another on October 17 in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, prompting the police to direct that all migrant labourers in the Valley be brought to nearest security camps “immediately” for safety, officials said. Hindu
  2. Transactions recorded under the ‘one nation one ration card’ (ONORC) scheme — notified in July — have been going up consistently every month, indicating that migrant workers, who left the capital in the wake of the second wave of Covid-19 earlier this year, are returning, said senior Delhi government officials. HT
  3. The Bangladesh home minister has said that the attacks on Durga Puja pavilions were ‘pre-planned’ and aimed at destroying communal harmony in the country. His statement came after the Bangladesh police booked more than 4,000 individuals in connection with the violence that rocked the country in the last few days. HT
  4. A day after rain triggered massive landslides in Kerala’s Kottayam and Idukki districts, officials said Sunday the death toll had risen to 22, even as rescue workers rummaged through debris. Indian Express
  5. Prices of vegetables, especially onion and tomato, are rising in urban areas, including the national capital, on the back of higher fuel prices and damage to summer crops due to heavy rains, trade data showed on Sunday. HT


Hindi News: ( so that you don’t miss out )

  1. एक हफ्ते से कुछ दिन ज्यादा हुए, जब जम्मू-कश्मीर में अचानक से आतंकी हमलों और साजिशों में तेजी देखी गई। 9 दिन में भारतीय सेना के 2 जूनियर कमीशंड अफसरों समेत कुल 9 जवान शहीद हुए। भारतीय सेना और जम्मू-कश्मीर पुलिस को शक है कि जंगलों में मौजूद कुछ आतंकियों को पाकिस्तानी सेना के कमांडोज ने ट्रेनिंग देकर घुसपैठ कराई है। Bhaskar
  2. कोविड टास्क फोर्स के चीफ डॉ. वीके पॉल ने रविवार को बच्चों के वैक्सीनेशन, वैक्सीन की सप्लाई और कोरोना के खतरे पर खुलकर अपनी राय रखी। उन्होंने कहा कि सरकार वैज्ञानिक तर्क के साथ-साथ बच्चों के लिए उपलब्ध वैक्सीन की सप्लाई की स्थिति के आधार पर कोई फैसला लेगी।Bhaskar

  3. कांग्रेस वर्किंग कमेटी (CWC) की मीटिंग में शनिवार को दी गई पार्टी चीफ सोनिया गांधी की नसीहत अगले ही दिन बेअसर होती नजर आ रही है। रविवार को पंजाब कांग्रेस के अध्यक्ष नवजोत सिंह सिद्धू ने सोनिया को 13 मांगों को लेकर चिट्‌ठी लिखी। सिद्धू ने इस चिट्‌ठी को अपने सोशल मीडिया अकाउंट पर पोस्ट भी किया। Bhaskar


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  1. Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh was arrested and released on interim bail by Haryana Police for using a casteist slur against spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Yuvraj was reportedly arrested and questioned for over 3 hours before being released.
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