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Keep off internal issues, Turkey told

Kashmiris don't feel they're Indian: Farooq

'Game changer' labour bills passed by House

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International Space Station moves to avoid space debris
Astronauts on the International Space Station carried out an "avoidance maneuver" Tuesday to ensure they would not be hit by a piece of debris, said US space agency NASA, urging better management of objects in Earth's orbit. Russian and US flight controllers worked together during a two-and-a-half-minute operation to adjust the station's orbit and move further away, avoiding collision.

Does the coronavirus spread easily among children?
It appears the virus can spread among children and teens, but how easily may vary by age. Research is still underway, but children under age 10 seem to be less likely than older kids to transmit the virus to other children and adults.

Influenza vaccine does not increase Covid-19 risk: Study
Receiving the influenza vaccine does not increase a person's risk for contracting Covid-19 or worsen associated conditions or mortality, according to a study. The research, published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, shows the flu vaccine is the single most important intervention to help stay healthy.

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Nokia 2.4 and Nokia 3.4 with Android 10 launched: Price, availability and more
HMD Global owned Nokia has announced Nokia 2.4 and Nokia 3.4 smartphones. The duo runs on Android 10 operating system and are said to be Android 11 ready. While the Nokia 3.4 is powered by Snapdragon 460, Nokia 2.4 is equipped with MediaTek Helio P22 chipset.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 750G 5G chipset
The new Snapdragon 750G features Qualcomm Snapdragon X52 5G modem-RF system and is said to support both mmWave and sub-6 GHz, SA and NSA modes, TDD, FDD and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), and global roaming and global multi-SIM.

iPhone users are going 'crazy' over these three apps
According to a report by CNBC, three apps — Widgetsmith, Color Widgets and Photo Widget — have been downloaded a whopping seven million times since September 16.

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One year later, PMC Bank depositors still struggling
For depositors of the tainted Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank, the situation is not very different from what it was almost a year ago when the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) placed withdrawal restrictions on the bank after the mega scam involving misreporting of loans with senior bank officials' involvement came to light.

Chinese betting apps: ED lens on Rs 1k cr payouts
The ED has claimed that it is investigating major beneficiaries of the payouts from Paytm and HSBC Bank accounts of illegal betting transactions worth Rs 1,000 cr run by Chinese nationals using banned apps. The payment gateways were allegedly used for overseas transactions. On Tuesday, a Hyderabad court sent a Chinese national and two others to ED custody.

SC asks Centre to clarify on air ticket refunds
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to clarify by Friday the modalities of refund of air tickets to be made to the passengers and travel agents in view of cancellation of flights during the Covid-19 induced lockdown period. The top court asked the Centre to file a fresh affidavit by September 25, with regard to issues.

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IPL 2020: MI break desert jinx with 49-run win over KKR
The much-talked about Kolkata Knight Riders batting unit came a cropper as they lost their opening encounter to Mumbai Indians in IPL 13 by 49 runs on Wednesday. This was MI's first win in the United Arab Emirates after six defeats since the 2014 IPL edition.

Won't risk Ishant Sharma so early in the season: DC official
Delhi Capitals pace spearhead Ishant Sharma is set to skip a match or two after suffering a back spasm ahead of the first game of the season against Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai Cricket Stadium. The management isn't keen on rushing him back as the 13th edition of the league has only just started.

Jason Holder replaces injured Mitchell Marsh in SRH squad
Australian and Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was on Wednesday ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League with an ankle injury he suffered in the team's opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore. West Indies captain Jason Holder has been named as Marsh's replacement and is expected to join the Sunrisers squad soon in the UAE.

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Final year exams: No question bank, says SPPU official
Final-year students feel the varsity should follow Mumbai University model, as MCQ is a new pattern

MIT professor wins top AI award for cancer, drug research

Punjab cabinet approves revision in nursing course fee

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Delhi may have 8 months of 32°C average temperature by 2100: WEF study

At least 380 whales dead in Australia mass stranding
Nearly the entire pod of 460 long-finned pilot whales stuck in Macquarie Harbour, on the rugged and sparsely populated west coast of Tasmania, has now perished. "We have got a more accurate count and we can confirm that 380 whales are dead," Tasmania's Parks and Wildlife Service manager Nic Deka said.

Jaguar burned by wildfires in Brazil is helped back to health

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200,000 dead as Trump vilifies science, prioritizes politics
With the nation's Covid-19 death toll at 200,000, President Donald Trump is engaged in an ongoing war against his administration's own scientists.​Over the past six months, the Trump administration has prioritized politics over science at key moments, refusing to follow expert advice that might have contained the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease, Covid-19, it causes.

China says Trump's remarks against it full of lies
Slamming Trump's speech, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the American leader's UNGA remarks about China "disregarded facts and fabricated lies". "And driven by shady political motives, President Trump used the UN podium to level unfounded accusations against China. China firmly opposes these smears. Such acts have again shown that unilateralism and bullying are the biggest threat to the world," Wang said.

'Political decisions should not be taken at army HQ'
The 46-year-old daughter of former premier Nawaz Sharif was responding to a question from a reporter about Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa and head of the ISI Lt Gen Faiz Hameed's meeting with key opposition figures at the army's General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi last week.

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Delhi may have 8 months of 32°C average temperature by 2100: WEF study

At least 380 whales dead in Australia mass stranding
Nearly the entire pod of 460 long-finned pilot whales stuck in Macquarie Harbour, on the rugged and sparsely populated west coast of Tasmania, has now perished. "We have got a more accurate count and we can confirm that 380 whales are dead," Tasmania's Parks and Wildlife Service manager Nic Deka said.

Jaguar burned by wildfires in Brazil is helped back to health

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Non-agri properties to be registered online
In another step towards simplifying registration of properties in the state, the government has decided to register online all non-agriculture properties such as houses constructed near agriculture fields and wells, farm houses and beyond the village settlement areas and incorporate them in the Dharani web portal without collecting any charge.

To cut or not? TSBIE U-turn on syllabus
A day after announcing snipping 30% syllabus for academic year 2020-21, Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) on Wednesday did a U-turn and decided to re-examine the deleted portions recommended by subject-expert committee.

T'gana steps up to better ease of biz rankings
With Telangana slipping to third in ease of doing business (EoDB) rankings for 2019 released in the first week of September, the state has decided to bring in reforms in departments like law, revenue, tourism, excise, civil supplies and Telangana State Film Development Corporation to attain No. 1ranking again.

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J&K official languages bill bulldozed in Parl: Sukhbir

Punjab cop held for posing as CM's PA

Cabinet nod to fill 8,393 posts of pre-primary teachers

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Confident Dev hopes to shine at Roland Garros

Man gives mother clip of wife talking to lover, kills self

Anti-drugs helpline set up by cops

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Gang abducts PA of TN minister

Reconstitute culture panel: CM to PM

Madras HC set to have most women judges in country

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Depositors appeal to RBI: Protect us in bank scams
A year after the Reserve Bank of India imposed restrictions on Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank and Sri Gururaghavendra Cooperative Bank in Bengaluru, depositors of the two financial institutions staged a protest near the central bank’s regional office here on Tuesday, demanding proactive steps to rescue innocent investors.

Livelihood & environment concerns echo at virtual PRR public hearing
An online public hearing was conducted on Wednesday to discuss Bangalore Development Authority’s controversial 65.5-km-long Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) project.

Police grill Diganth Manchale for 3 hours, return his mobile
Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths probing the drug scandal with alleged links to Sandalwood stars and other celebrities on Wednesday questioned actor Diganth Manchale for the second time in a week.

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Sky opens up, waterlogged Mumbai shuts down; traffic, train services hit
Torrential rain drenched Mumbai and surrounding areas for the second day in a row on Wednesday.

Maharashtra: Did not direct I-T to issue notice to Sharad Pawar, says EC
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday stated that it had not issued any direction to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to issue a notice to NCP president Sharad Pawar

Maharashtra's target is 1.5 lakh tests daily: Uddhav Thackeray tells PM
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday that the state would scale up its testing numbers to 1.5 lakh per day.

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Sisodia in ICU with Covid, condition 'stable'
Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who had been in home isolation since testing positive for Covid-19 on September 14, was admitted to the state-run Lok Nayak Hospital on Wednesday following complaints of low oxygen levels and fever.

No more rain in Delhi this month: IMD
Scientists at India Meteorological Department (IMD) have forecast no rainfall in the remaining days of September.The maximum and minimum temperatures are also expected to increase by one degree for the next few days.

From DU to dream job? Covid can't stop them
It is not all gloomy for collegian job seekers despite the coronavirus looming large over the economy.

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Sisodia in ICU with Covid, condition 'stable'
Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who had been in home isolation since testing positive for Covid-19 on September 14, was admitted to the state-run Lok Nayak Hospital on Wednesday following complaints of low oxygen levels and fever.

No more rain in Delhi this month: IMD
Scientists at India Meteorological Department (IMD) have forecast no rainfall in the remaining days of September.The maximum and minimum temperatures are also expected to increase by one degree for the next few days.

From DU to dream job? Covid can't stop them
It is not all gloomy for collegian job seekers despite the coronavirus looming large over the economy.

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Sisodia in ICU with Covid, condition 'stable'
Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who had been in home isolation since testing positive for Covid-19 on September 14, was admitted to the state-run Lok Nayak Hospital on Wednesday following complaints of low oxygen levels and fever.

No more rain in Delhi this month: IMD
Scientists at India Meteorological Department (IMD) have forecast no rainfall in the remaining days of September.The maximum and minimum temperatures are also expected to increase by one degree for the next few days.

From DU to dream job? Covid can't stop them
It is not all gloomy for collegian job seekers despite the coronavirus looming large over the economy.

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