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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Suspect dies of gunshot to head in MP custody

Modi holds virtual summit with Danish counterpart, two countries ink 'strategic green partnership'

No temple-mosque dispute in Mathura, says priests' body

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India's Astrosat completes 5 years of mapping stars, galaxies in space

Scientists find evidence of virus-eating microorganisms
"Our data show that many protist cells contain DNA of a wide variety of non-infectious viruses but not bacteria, strong evidence that they are feeding on viruses rather than on bacteria," said study corresponding author Ramunas Stepanauskas, Director of the Single Cell Genomics Center at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in the US.

CCMB scientists launch study to check whether coronavirus can travel in air, if so how far
The CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology has launched a study in a hospital environment to assess how long and far the coronavirus can stay in air from an infected person, in a bid to strengthen the safety of health workers. The study comes two months after more than 200 scientists wrote to the World Health Organisation, claiming there was evidence that the coronavirus was airborne.

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Samsung Galaxy F41 to come with 64MP triple camera, reveals Flipkart listing
Samsung has confirmed that it is going to launch a new smartphone series — Galaxy F — soon and a listing on Flipkart revealed that Galaxy F41 is going to be launched in India on October 8. Now, the webpage has been updated and the company has added another banner that reveals that the Galaxy F41 is going to house a 64MP primary rear camera on the back.

State Bank of India has a 'WhatsApp warning' for its customers: Things to know

Paytm Money introduces stockbroking for all users
Paytm-owned Paytm Money has rolled out stock broking access to all users in India. This means that now users can buy and sell shares on behalf of a client using the Paytm Money platform. The company has been running an early access programme for the new service under which over 2.2 lakh investors registered on the Paytm Money.

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RBI extends enhanced borrowing limit for banks under MSF
Amid the ongoing economic woes created by the coronavirus pandemic, the Reserve Bank has decided to extend by six months the enhanced borrowing facility provided to banks to meet liquidity shortage till March 31, 2021.

Senior bureaucrat P D Vaghela appointed Trai chairman
Senior bureaucrat P D Vaghela was on Monday appointed as chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), according to a personnel ministry order.

Lenders give clean chit to Reliance Commercial Fin
A group of lenders, including the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard), has given clean chit to Reliance Commercial Finance Ltd (RCFL), the NBFC arm of Reliance Capital, after an independent forensic audit report from Grant Thornton did not detect any fraud in the RCFL account.

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IPL 2020: RCB beat MI in thrilling Super Over game
Mumbai Indians rode on the brilliance of Kishan and the towering West Indians and almost crossed the finishing line. Needing 19 runs off the last over, Isara Udana put breaks to send the match into a Super Over after the match was tied at 201. After Navdeep Saini restricted Mumbai to seven in the Super Over, Ab de Villiers and Virat Kohli saw the team through to a thrilling win.

Want series vs Eng in India but monitoring Covid situation: Sourav
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Monday said the Board will do all it can to ensure that India's home series against England remains in the country and domestic tournaments kick off at some point despite the "fluid" Covid-19 situation. England are scheduled to tour India next year between January and March for five Tests, three ODIs and three T20 Internationals.

I didn't get what I deserve but it's okay: Amit Mishra
His India career never really took wings like it did in the IPL but veteran Delhi Capitals leg-spinner Amit Mishra says he has stopped thinking about why he didn't get what he "should have". Despite being one of the most highly rated leg-spinners in the country, Mishra has played just 22 Tests, 36 ODIs and 10 T20Is for India. His last Test and ODI appearance was in 2016.

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Bengaluru law student graduates with record 18 gold medals

Maharashtra minister holds meet on demands of non-teaching staff

Treat as representation PIL to waive board exam fees of class 10 and 12 students: Delhi HC

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New California fire scorches wine country near San Francisco
The new fires erupted on Sunday in the famed Napa-Sonoma wine region in far Northern California's Shasta County, forcing hasty evacuations of neighborhoods. In wine country, flames engulfed the distinctive Chateau Boswell Winery north of St Helena, The Black Rock Inn in the small community of St Helena and multiple homes in the city of Santa Rosa.

Leaders to UN: If virus doesn't kill us, climate change will
In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week's annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If Covid-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will. With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice caps in Greenland and Canada sliding into the sea, countries are acutely aware there's no vaccine for global warming.

Tree cover in Gujarat shrank between 2006 and 2017: CAG
Forest cover in Gujarat increased between 2006 and 2017 but the tree cover decreased, the CAG has noted in a report. "Tree cover" comprises tree patches outside recorded forest area, exclusive of forest cover, the report, tabled in the state Assembly on Friday, explained. The tree cover in the state was 8,390 sq km in 2006 but it shrank to 6,910 sq km in 2017, CAG report said.

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Pakistan's opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif arrested in money laundering case
Pakistan's leader of the opposition and PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif was arrested on Monday after the Lahore High Court rejected his bail plea in a Rs 7 billion ($41.9 million) money laundering case. Shahbaz was arrested by the anti-graft body NAB a week after the opposition parties launched an alliance to hold a countrywide protest movement to oust the Imran Khan government.

Anti-China protests intensify in Kathmandu

Head of Afghan peace process visits Pakistan as talks continue

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New California fire scorches wine country near San Francisco
The new fires erupted on Sunday in the famed Napa-Sonoma wine region in far Northern California's Shasta County, forcing hasty evacuations of neighborhoods. In wine country, flames engulfed the distinctive Chateau Boswell Winery north of St Helena, The Black Rock Inn in the small community of St Helena and multiple homes in the city of Santa Rosa.

Leaders to UN: If virus doesn't kill us, climate change will
In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week's annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If Covid-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will. With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice caps in Greenland and Canada sliding into the sea, countries are acutely aware there's no vaccine for global warming.

Tree cover in Gujarat shrank between 2006 and 2017: CAG
Forest cover in Gujarat increased between 2006 and 2017 but the tree cover decreased, the CAG has noted in a report. "Tree cover" comprises tree patches outside recorded forest area, exclusive of forest cover, the report, tabled in the state Assembly on Friday, explained. The tree cover in the state was 8,390 sq km in 2006 but it shrank to 6,910 sq km in 2017, CAG report said.

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Water row: K Chandrasekhar Rao, YS Jaganmohan Reddy meeting set for October 6
The muchawaited Apex Council meeting will be held on October 6. Union jal shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will hold a meeting with chief ministers of Telangana and AP — K Chandrasekhar Rao and YS Jaganmohan Reddy — to resolve Krishna and Godavari water sharing issues. Official sources in the CMO confirmed that they had received intimation about the meeting on Monday.

Two dozen women TRS leaders in race to be GHMC mayor
As the Telangana State Election Commission (TSEC) has shifted its focus to holding GHMC elections in the coming months, all eyes are on the coveted mayor post of the biggest civic body in the state. With the post being reserved for women (general) this time, more than two dozen women contenders are set to throw their hat in the ring.

Focus on non-agri lands: KTR to mins

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Highway blocked in Solan due to landslide

HC tells Himachal to form panel to fill posts in PHCs

Discontent brews against farm laws in Himachal

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Ahmedabad: Covid-19 fear keeps elderly man from court
In a rare instance of court going to a litigant's home during Covid-19, a city civil court has ordered the appointment of a court commissioner to record the testimony of an 85-year-old litigant after he expressed apprehension about coming to the courtroom due to the pandemic.

PIL objects to Jain derasar in residential society

Medicos to be assessed on Covid duty

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Chennai: More rain with thunderstorms for 2 days, NE monsoon likely by mid-Oct
Ahead of the northeast monsoon, which accounts for more than 60% of Chennai’s annual rainfall, residents can rejoice in some early showers, weathermen have said.

Bomb threat call to actor Suriya 'office' turns hoax
Assuming that Tamil actor Suriya’s office was still in Alwarpet, a miscreant made call to the police control room on Monday stating that a bomb had been placed in the actor’s office.

Chennaiites turn to cryptocurrency for passive income
Chennai’s gen Z workforce seems to have taken a liking to investing in cryptocurrencies, especially this year, with the pandemic having wreaked havoc in the stock and job markets.

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BU to lease campus land to institutions; activists feel it will impact biodiversity

BDA apartment sees 2nd ganja haul in 15 days

3 arrested in co-op bank scam

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Mumbai: 24 years on, man cleared of murdering partner
Twenty-four years after a man was booked for murdering his partner, a sessions court acquitted him. The court cleared the now 58-year-old accused as material evidence had been destroyed for being old and unimportant, key witnesses could not be traced as their illegal hutments were razed in 1997 and the then 10-year-old son of the victim, who had allegedly witnessed his mother being burned alive, could not recall any details as decades had passed.

Give grace marks in final-year online MCQ exams: Mumbai University
Give grace marks to students in final-year online exams wherever required and in consultation with the lead colleges in their clusters, the Mumbai University directed colleges in a recent circular.

Kangana Ranaut's petition: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut to submit reply to Bombay high court query today
Hearing actor Kangana Ranaut’s petition against “the illegal demolition” at her Bandra bungalow on September 9 by the Shiv Sena-led BMC, Justice S J Kathawalla asked: “Are you saying that he [Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut] has not referred to her when he said that ‘ladki’?”.

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How 'Shahrukh' helped reunite teen with family

World in an unchartered territory, those who can jet off in pvt planes

HC warns against misuse of Covid bail

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How 'Shahrukh' helped reunite teen with family

World in an unchartered territory, those who can jet off in pvt planes

HC warns against misuse of Covid bail

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How 'Shahrukh' helped reunite teen with family

World in an unchartered territory, those who can jet off in pvt planes

HC warns against misuse of Covid bail

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