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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Govt tells why it stopped listing farm suicide cause

Strict fitness rules for 15-yr-old private vehicles

LS passes FCRA Bill; govt says it's not against any religion

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Study suggests dengue may provide some immunity against Covid-19
A new study that analyzed the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil has found a link between the spread of the virus and past outbreaks of dengue fever that suggests exposure to the mosquito-transmitted illness may provide some level of immunity against Covid-19.

Drug used to treat coronavirus infections in cats may be effective against Covid-19: Study
A drug used to treat deadly coronavirus infections in cats could potentially be an effective treatment against SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the global coronavirus pandemic, according to a study.

Black women may be less likely to receive timely treatment for breast cancer, finds study

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Microsoft buys Doom-owner ZeniMax for $7.5 billion
Microsoft Corp said that it would acquire ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash, strengthening its Xbox video game offering with the studio behind titles such as Fallout and the Doom reboot. The deal comes more than a week after Microsoft's failed bid for short video app TikTok's US assets. TikTok has currently structured the deal as a partnership with Oracle and Walmart rather than an outright sale.

Realme Narzo 20, Narzo 20 Pro and Narzo 20A launched in India: Price, availability and more
Realme has expanded its Narzo series in India with the launch of Narzo 20 series. The company has launched three handsets in the series — Narzo 20, Narzo 20 Pro and Narzo 20A.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro may feature these colour options
The upcoming Apple iPhone 12 Pro may feature two new colour options: Navy Blue and Red, amongst others, claims a report by GizChina citing analysts.

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Parliament approves changes in IBC to protect Covid stressed cos
Parliament on Monday approved the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020 to protect COVID-19-stressed companies from being pushed into insolvency under the Code.

'India's imports from China dip 27.63% in Apr-Aug'
India's imports from China declined by 27.63 per cent during April-August this fiscal to $21.58 billion over the same period previous year, Parliament was informed on Monday. Value of imports from China stood at $4.98 billion in August and $5.58 in July, according to data provided by commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal in his written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Investors lose Rs 4.23L cr in massive market selloff
A massive selloff in equity market eroded Rs 4,23,139.78 cr from investors' wealth in a single trading session. Markets witnessed significant selling pressure in second half of trade & the 30-share BSE benchmark index ended 811.68 points or 2.09% lower at 38,034.14. Market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies plummeted by Rs 4,23,139.78 cr to Rs 1,54,76,979.16 cr.

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IPL 2020: Padikkal, Chahal get RCB off to a winning start
Young opener Devdutt Padikkal starred on debut before Yuvzvendra Chahal produced a crafty spell to set up a 10-run win for Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening IPL contest against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday. Chasing 164 for a win, SRH were all out for 153 in 19.4 overs.

Pain has settled down and scan reports are encouraging: Ashwin
R Ashwin is hopeful of recovering from his shoulder injury as his pain has subsided considerably and the scan reports have been "encouraging" after a nasty fall during DC's IPL opener against KXIP. Ashwin endured a dream and nightmare in a space of six balls as he scalped two KXIP batsmen and then suffered a jerk on his left shoulder trying to dive and stop a run.

Djokovic wins fifth Italian Open to make Masters history
World number one Novak Djokovic overcame a sluggish start to lift his fifth Italian Open title on Monday, defeating Argentine Diego Schwartzman 7-5 6-3 for a record 36th ATP Masters crown. The result also comes as a relief for Djokovic, who was desperate to return to court this week following his U.S. Open disqualification for inadvertently striking a line judge with a ball.

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My dream to make J&K an oasis of talent: LG Manoj Sinha

Rajasthan changes govt schools' uniform, oppn BJP sees read

Gujarat hails passage of Rashtriya Raksha University Bill in LS

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India at UN cautions against linking environmental degradation to peace and security

Western wildfire smoke causes East Coast haze, vivid sunsets
The wildfires racing across tinder-dry landscape in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington are extraordinary, but the long reach of their smoke isn't unprecedented. While there are only small pockets in the southeastern US that are haze free, experts say the smoke poses less of a health concern for those who are farther away.

What's next? Devastating fires are latest challenge in West

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Trump could face tax fraud probe, Manhattan prosecutor says
Manhattan's district attorney said on Monday he might have grounds to investigate President Donald Trump and his businesses for tax fraud, as he seeks to persuade a federal appeals court to let him obtain Trump's tax returns. The lawyers said the "mountainous" public allegations of misconduct, including misstatements about business properties, could justify a grand jury probe into possible tax fraud.

UK ponders second Covid-19 lockdown as outbreak accelerates

Opposition parties in Pakistan launch alliance to oust PM Imran Khan
Demanding Pakistan PM Imran Khan's immediate resignation, the country's major Opposition parties have launched an alliance to hold a countrywide protest movement to oust his govt. A 26-point joint resolution was adopted on Sunday by the All Parties Conference, which was hosted by the Pakistan Peoples Party & attended by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl.

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India at UN cautions against linking environmental degradation to peace and security

Western wildfire smoke causes East Coast haze, vivid sunsets
The wildfires racing across tinder-dry landscape in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington are extraordinary, but the long reach of their smoke isn't unprecedented. While there are only small pockets in the southeastern US that are haze free, experts say the smoke poses less of a health concern for those who are farther away.

What's next? Devastating fires are latest challenge in West

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Telangana 3rd in vaccine drive hit by coronavirus outbreak
At a time when the country is reeling under a Covid-19 pandemic and was in a state of lockdown from March onwards, Telangana emerged as the third successful state in universal immunisation of children.

Pregnant woman dies in accident

No gold, diamonds in two T dists: Centre

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Punjab and Haryana arhtiyas see agitation against agri bills as fight for survival

'Move shows BJP cares for farmers'

Cotton farmers forced to sell below MSP says SAD

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Corona response spurs hot debate

GU gives out BEd PINs

Technical fault delays Delhi-bound flight by 5 hrs

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Law that stands by workers forgotten

Rangarajan panel for complete unlock to revive TN economy

Teachers oppose English in UG courses

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Fund query leads to ugly spat between BJP MLA, minister

With caution, Karnataka lawmakers attend monsoon session

Speculation about BSY's stint grows on first day of session

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Maratha quota: Maharashtra govt files plea in SC to get stay vacated
The Maha Vikas Aghadi government on Monday filed an application before a larger bench of the Supreme Court to have its interim stay order on Maratha reservation “vacated.” The Chief Minister’s Office confirmed the state government had approached a larger bench on the implementation of the socially and educationally backward classes (SEBC) quota.

Covid-19: Data 'update' takes Maharashtra's daily recoveries to 32,000; drop in cases
Maharashtra reported a nearly 24% decline in new Covid-19 cases compared to Sunday and added a total of 15,738 fresh cases, the lowest daily surge this month so far. Similarly, after adding over 2,000 cases for five days in a row, the city too recorded a decline in cases, adding 1,837 cases on Monday. The total caseload of the state and city stands at 12,24,380 and 1,86,276 respectively.

Maharashtra govt withdraws its circular seeking 100% attendance by college teachers
The state government has done a U-turn and clarified that universities and colleges can individually decide staff and faculty requirements and accordingly ask them to travel to campus.

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Clarify stand on Amrapali funds, SC tells RBI
Facing fund crunch for completion of unfinished housing projects of Amrapali Group under its supervision, the Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the RBI to clarify its stand on whether banks could infuse funds in the projects in which more than 46,000 homebuyers have booked their flats.

Harassed in jail, riot accused tells Delhi court
Appearing before a Delhi court via video conferencing on Monday, MBA graduate Gulfisha Fatima, accused in the conspiracy case related to Delhi riots, said she was facing mental harassment inside Tihar Jail.

Into Its 3rd Week, Delhi Metro Switches Gears...

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Clarify stand on Amrapali funds, SC tells RBI
Facing fund crunch for completion of unfinished housing projects of Amrapali Group under its supervision, the Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the RBI to clarify its stand on whether banks could infuse funds in the projects in which more than 46,000 homebuyers have booked their flats.

Harassed in jail, riot accused tells Delhi court
Appearing before a Delhi court via video conferencing on Monday, MBA graduate Gulfisha Fatima, accused in the conspiracy case related to Delhi riots, said she was facing mental harassment inside Tihar Jail.

Into Its 3rd Week, Delhi Metro Switches Gears...

More Delhi News»

Clarify stand on Amrapali funds, SC tells RBI
Facing fund crunch for completion of unfinished housing projects of Amrapali Group under its supervision, the Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the RBI to clarify its stand on whether banks could infuse funds in the projects in which more than 46,000 homebuyers have booked their flats.

Harassed in jail, riot accused tells Delhi court
Appearing before a Delhi court via video conferencing on Monday, MBA graduate Gulfisha Fatima, accused in the conspiracy case related to Delhi riots, said she was facing mental harassment inside Tihar Jail.

Into Its 3rd Week, Delhi Metro Switches Gears...

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