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India conducts night testing of Prithvi-II N-capable missile

In two days, NIA 'cracks' Bengaluru riots case, arrests 'key plotter'
Two days after it took over the probe into the mob violence that rocked Bengaluru on August 11, 2020, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at 30 different locations in the city and arrested a key conspirator, Sayed Saddiq Ali. NIA sources said the links of Saddiq , a recovery agent with a bank and allegedly a member of Congress, with hardline outfits.

Congress kicks off nation-wide campaign against farm bills, says govt misleading people
Congress on Thursday kicked off its nation-wide campaign against the farm bills passed by Parliament earlier this week and referred to them as “anti-farmer, unconstitutional and in violation of the federal structure”. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi alleged the Modi government and the prime minister himself were “misleading” people on the provisions of the bill.

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Scientists develop ultra-low-cost device for age-related hearing loss

Study finds silk offers homemade solution for Covid-19 prevention

Study finds silk offers homemade solution for Covid-19 prevention

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Amazon announces Fire TV Stick Lite and upgrades Fire TV Stick: Price, features and more
Amazon has announced upgrade for its video-streaming device, Fire TV Stick. The company has announced the next-generation Fire TV Stick, the all-new Fire TV Stick Lite, promising a reimagined Fire TV experience that is more personal and customised.

Instagram Reels gets three new features globally
The new features were announced by company’s head Adam Mosseri on Twitter. In his tweet, he said that through Reels, users will be creating 30 seconds long short videos now. This is basically doubling the original limit of 15 seconds for Reels.

5th grader wins '2020 Doodle for Google' for spreading kindness
The Doodle made by Sharon Sara, titled 'Together As One,' has won the 2020 Doodle for Google contest who will receive a $30,000 college scholarship, & her school, Vaughn Elementary School, will receive a $50,000 technology package from the tech giant. It highlights the importance of inclusion & acceptance.

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Govt forms five task forces to make Indian MSMEs future-ready: Secretary

Market mayhem: Investors lose Rs 11.31 lakh crore in 6 days
Investors lost a whopping Rs 11,31,815.5 cr in six days of market declines, with concerns over economic recovery sapping risk appetite. Falling for sixth straight session, the BSE Sensex plunged 1,114.82 points or 2.96% to close at 36,553.60 on Thursday, tracking a heavy selloff in global markets. The market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies stood at Rs 1,48,76,217.22 cr.

Harley-Davidson shuts down India factory
American cult bike maker Harley-Davidson has decided to shut down its India factory as business remains sluggish and sales are hard to come by. The company may soon announce a partnership with a local, homegrown Indian two-wheeler company that many expect to be Hero MotoCorp. The company had its factory at Bawal in Haryana.

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IPL 2020: KL Rahul leads KXIP to 97-run win over RCB
Skipper KL Rahul's sublime hundred was the highlight of an all-round performance as Kings XI Punjab defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by a whopping 97-run margin on Thursday. Opening the innings, Rahul punished the RCB bowlers into submission to help KXIP to a daunting 206 for three before the bowling attack put up a disciplined effort to bundle Virat Kohli's side for 109 with three overs to spare.

Former cricketer Dean Jones, 59, passes away after cardiac arrest
Former Australian batsman and well-known commentator Dean Jones passed away on Thursday afternoon after a cardiac arrest. Jones was in Mumbai as part of the Indian Premier League broadcast set-up, and was learnt to be absolutely fine before he suffered a sudden collapse. Jones was 59. His family, back in Australia, has been informed.

Rafael Nadal faces tough path to French Open final
Rafael Nadal, who is seeking a record-extending 13th French Open title and a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam singles crown, was handed a relatively tough path to this year's final at Roland Garros when the draw was made on Thursday.

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Nehru's policies, Ayodhya dispute, land reforms out of Assam Class 12 syllabus

SC to take up on September 28 plea seeking postponement of UPSC exams

TN BJP leaders insist on including scholar from TN in the expert committee formed to study Indian culture

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'51.6 m people doubly hit by climate-linked disasters, Covid-19'
At least 51.6 million people globally have been affected by floods, droughts or storms and also the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) said in a report.Beside the IFRC, the Red Crescent Societies and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre also contributed to the report released on Wednesday.

70 whales rescued from Australia's worst mass beaching
Authorities revised up the number of pilot whales rescued from Australia's worst mass stranding from 50 to 70 on Thursday, as the focus shifted to removing 380 carcasses from Tasmania state shallows.

In Siberia forests, climate change stokes 'zombie fires'
The vast bog topped with nettle and hemp surrounded by a thick pine forest is part of the Suzunsky nature reserve, located a two-and-a-half-hour ride south of Russia's third-largest city Novosibirsk.

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Taiwan: China's military flew surveillance planes on 3 days

Israel tightens second lockdown as virus cases soar
The Cabinet voted to close all nonessential businesses, including open-air markets. Prayers and political demonstrations would be limited to open spaces and no more than 20 people, and participants would not be able to travel more than a kilometer (0.6 miles) from home for either.

Kremlin critic Navalny's bank accounts frozen, apartment seized: Spokeswoman

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'51.6 m people doubly hit by climate-linked disasters, Covid-19'
At least 51.6 million people globally have been affected by floods, droughts or storms and also the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) said in a report.Beside the IFRC, the Red Crescent Societies and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre also contributed to the report released on Wednesday.

70 whales rescued from Australia's worst mass beaching
Authorities revised up the number of pilot whales rescued from Australia's worst mass stranding from 50 to 70 on Thursday, as the focus shifted to removing 380 carcasses from Tasmania state shallows.

In Siberia forests, climate change stokes 'zombie fires'
The vast bog topped with nettle and hemp surrounded by a thick pine forest is part of the Suzunsky nature reserve, located a two-and-a-half-hour ride south of Russia's third-largest city Novosibirsk.

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TRS favours GHMC polls through ballot papers

Telangana: 2,176 new Covid cases; 8 deaths

Three Maoists killed in encounter in Bhadradri
Three Maoists, including two women, were gunned down by police during an alleged exchange of fire at Bhadradri-Kothagudem district on Wednesday night. Earlier during the day, another group of Maoists managed to escape after an encounter with a police team conducting combing operation in the Palwancha forest area.

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Three-day 'rail roko' in Punjab disrupts services
Farmers in Punjab on Thursday began their three-day ‘rail roko’ protest against the recently-passed farm bills, forcing the Railways to suspend several trains to avoid confrontation with the agitators. The call for agitation was given by the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, which was later supported by several farmers outfits. Besides rail roko, 31 farm organisations have also called for ‘Punjab Bandh’ on Friday.

Agri-marketing bills: Disadvantage for BJP in Punjab

'Centre dragging feet on MSP'

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Urban health ills catching up with tribal teens in Gujarat, says study
Obesity, Type-2 diabetes and bad cholesterols, all hallmarks of poor lifestyle associated with rapid urbanization, are invading tribal communities in Gujarat.

MP hints at police-neta nexus

Rathwa, Chudasama get 'Best MLA' awards

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Fresh cases of Covid-19 top 1,000 in Chennai again
Fresh cases of Covid-19 in Chennai crossed the 1000-mark again on Thursday as Tamil Nadu reported 5,692 and 66 deaths.The state had 46,405 people still under treatment for the viral infection.

Chennai: S P Balasubrahmanyam's condition extremely critical, say doctors
The health condition of playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, undergoing treatment for Covid-19 in MGM Healthcare, is extremely critical, doctors said.

BJP in a quagmire over Periyar politics

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Cycling uses tech for contactless racing

No plans to reimpose lockdown in Karnataka, says state govt

Separate crematoriums, graveyards mooted for Covid-19 fatalities

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Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde tests positive for coronavirus
Shiv Sena leader and cabinet minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday said he has tested positive for coronavirus, and appealed to all those who came in contact with him to get tested.

IMA slams Shiv Sena corporator's poster on 'Covid-19 treatment'
Doctors are upset with a ‘Covid medical advisory masquerading as a public poster’ put out on social media by some Shiv Sena leaders.

Mumbai drug use case: After stars, film production manager's turn to be summoned
After Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor, it is the turn of a Karan Johar production company manager to be summoned in connection with the Mumbai drug use case.

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Covid-19: Containment zones in Delhi double
CM Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that the surge in Covid-19 cases in Delhi in the third week of this month was the second wave in the city and had, perhaps, already hit the peak. He said experts feel that the number of cases will be declining in the coming days though his government had its fingers crossed.

Sisodia gets dengue too, moved to pvt hospital
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was shifted to Max Smart in South Delhi on Thursday evening from Lok Nayak hospital. Sources said the decision was taken following tests, which confirmed that Sisodia suffered from dengue in addition to Covid-19.

DJB to hand over water, sewage lines to pvt cos
The operation, management and maintenance of water and sewage lines in Delhi will be handed over to private operators by Delhi Jal Board (DJB). Water procurement and supply will, however, continued to remain the responsibility of the water utility, reports Paras Singh.

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Covid-19: Containment zones in Delhi double
CM Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that the surge in Covid-19 cases in Delhi in the third week of this month was the second wave in the city and had, perhaps, already hit the peak. He said experts feel that the number of cases will be declining in the coming days though his government had its fingers crossed.

Sisodia gets dengue too, moved to pvt hospital
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was shifted to Max Smart in South Delhi on Thursday evening from Lok Nayak hospital. Sources said the decision was taken following tests, which confirmed that Sisodia suffered from dengue in addition to Covid-19.

DJB to hand over water, sewage lines to pvt cos
The operation, management and maintenance of water and sewage lines in Delhi will be handed over to private operators by Delhi Jal Board (DJB). Water procurement and supply will, however, continued to remain the responsibility of the water utility, reports Paras Singh.

More Delhi News»

Covid-19: Containment zones in Delhi double
CM Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that the surge in Covid-19 cases in Delhi in the third week of this month was the second wave in the city and had, perhaps, already hit the peak. He said experts feel that the number of cases will be declining in the coming days though his government had its fingers crossed.

Sisodia gets dengue too, moved to pvt hospital
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was shifted to Max Smart in South Delhi on Thursday evening from Lok Nayak hospital. Sources said the decision was taken following tests, which confirmed that Sisodia suffered from dengue in addition to Covid-19.

DJB to hand over water, sewage lines to pvt cos
The operation, management and maintenance of water and sewage lines in Delhi will be handed over to private operators by Delhi Jal Board (DJB). Water procurement and supply will, however, continued to remain the responsibility of the water utility, reports Paras Singh.

More Delhi News»

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