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Sunday, November 01, 2020
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Will jail MLA for 'lungi in museum' remark: Himanta

I-T searches on govt contractors yield ₹75 crore in 'illegal assets'

Assam relief for officials on covert visits

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Covid-19 spreads faster, more widely within households than previously estimated: US study
Transmission of the novel coronavirus within households is high, occurs quickly, and can originate from both children and adults. The preliminary findings from the ongoing research, revealed 51 per cent of others living with someone who was positive for Covid-19 also became infected.

Covid-19: Antibody therapy may lower hospitalisations, emergency visits, study finds
The ongoing Phase II clinical trial, whose interim results were published in The New England Journal of Medicine, tested three different doses of LY-CoV555. According to the researchers, monoclonal antibodies work by attaching themselves to a virus and preventing it from replicating.

Researchers identify new drug to treat Covid-19 patients

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Amazon sale: Up to Rs 41,400 discount on gaming laptops from Asus, Acer, MSI, Lenovo and others

Apple has added a new 'hardware button' to old iPhones which you may not know
While iOS 14 has plenty to offer on the software front, most iPhone users missed noticing that there’s a new hardware feature as well. The entire back panel of all old iPhones is now sensitive to touch with a feature called Back Tap. This software feature actually turns the entire back panel of any iPhone running iOS 14 into a huge button that can recognise taps.

India sales hit a high and other things Apple set new record of in 2020

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ICICI net up 6 times, hits record quarterly profit
ICICI Bank on Friday reported its highest quarterly profit ever and said that it expects to return to normal from the next financial year given the resumption of economic activity in the country. The country’s second-largest private sector bank reported a net profit of Rs 4,251 crore for the quarter ended September 2020 — an increase of 550% from Rs 655 crore in September 2019.

Quit due to run-ins with FM: Ex-finance secy Subhash Garg
Former finance secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on Saturday said differences with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the government’s reluctance to push through reforms in the initial months of returning to office prompted him to seek voluntary retirement.

BoB slashes repo-linked lending rate by 15 basis points

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IPL: Clinical SRH beat RCB by 5 wickets to keep play-off hopes alive
Pushed to the wall, Sunrisers Hyderabad produced a clinical performance to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by five wickets and stay alive in the Indian Premier League play-off race. SRH first produced a brilliant bowling effort to restrict a batting-heavy RCB to a modest 120 for seven and then chased down the target in 14.1 overs to zoom to fourth spot in the standings from seventh.

Rohit is getting better and will be back soon, assures Pollard
Mumbai Indians stand-in captain Kieron Pollard on Saturday informed that regular skipper Rohit Sharma's injured left hamstring is on the mend and he is expected to be back soon for the team. Rohit sustained a recurrent left hamstring injury during MI's IPL match against Kings XI Punjab, which also prompted the national selection committee to leave him out of the Australia-bound Indian team.

IPL: Mumbai thrash Delhi by 9 wickets, ensure top-2 finish
Mumbai Indians ensured a top-two finish in the IPL league table with a clinical nine-wicket decimation of an already battered Delhi Capitals, who wilted under relentless pressure from Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah. The defending champions coasted to victory in 14.2 overs, taking their points tally to 18 and will have two shots in the play-offs to get into the final.

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Andhra schools to reopen on Monday, only 16 students per classroom

Will catching them young for CA Foundation make students career-driven
Class X students applying for the CA Foundation Course can start their preparation for a professional career early along with their regular school

Educational institutions in Assam to reopen on Nov 2

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Study: Climate scientists fly more often than those in other disciplines

India initiates probe into alleged dumping of LDPE plastics

Two ponds earmarked for idol immersion, steps being taken to clean waterbodies: Pollution board

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Priest shot outside French church, suspect arrested
An attacker armed with a sawn-off shotgun seriously wounded a Greek Orthodox priest in a shooting outside a church in the French city of Lyon on Saturday, with the country still reeling from a deadly church attack days before.

England to enter new lockdown; UK virus cases pass 1 million
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday announced a new month-long lockdown for England after being warned that without tough action a resurgent coronavirus outbreak will overwhelm hospitals in weeks.

Obama: Trump failed to take pandemic, presidency seriously
Calling Joe Biden his "brother,'' Barack Obama on Saturday accused Donald Trump of failing to take the coronavirus pandemic and the presidency seriously as Democrats leaned on America's first Black president to energize Black voters in battleground Michigan on the final weekend of the 2020 campaign.

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Study: Climate scientists fly more often than those in other disciplines

India initiates probe into alleged dumping of LDPE plastics

Two ponds earmarked for idol immersion, steps being taken to clean waterbodies: Pollution board

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T records 1,400 new Covid cases

Notarised deals up, Rs 100 stamp papers vanish

Govt sets ball rolling for GHMC polls

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Missing saroops: Sikh bodies likely to intensify agitation

Girl, 12, killed as police car rams fair stall

Haryana starts post covid care centres, hospitals asked to follow suit

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Pandemic hurting chess queens' progress

'Covid warriors' sacrifice unmatched in history'

Doctor's bag stolen from car

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Doraikkannu, Tamil Nadu agriculture minister, dies

More curbs off, edu institutions, theatres in TN to reopen in Nov

TN agriculture minister dies due to Covid-19

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Bengaluru: Bus rams restaurant, injures three
Three persons were injured when a bus ploughed into a restaurant following brake failure at Vyalikaval on Saturday.

Karnataka: 'Will observe Kannada Kayaka Varsha to boost employment'
At a time when society and economic sectors are looking at means to emerge from the Covid-19 shadow that has taken a toll on lives and livelihoods, an additional challenge for people of Karnataka is to safeguard and strengthen their regional identity.

6 Karnataka cops win home minister's medal for busting Al-Hind module
Six cops from the state have been selected for the Union home minister’s Special Operation Medal-2020 for having busted the Al-Hind terror module operating in south India.

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Cool Saturday for Mumbai as minimum temperatures dip below normal
As the winter months begin, the city on Saturday morning felt a nip in the air as minimum temperatures lowered. The day was warm however, with maximum temperatures continuing to remain high.

Mumbai: Bikers brandish chopper, rob 3 morning walkers in Khar-Bandra; 2 held
Three pedestrians, two of them senior citizens, were mugged in separate incidents at Khar-Bandra early on Saturday by three men on a motorbike. It appeared that the men were looking for targets at isolated stretches so that they could escape easily.

Med aspirants in Maharashtra wary of admission delay
The Centre’s Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has asked all states to start their counselling rounds for admissions from November 6. Unlike other professional courses, medical admissions are conducted pan-India in a synchronised manner and the schedule is binding on states.

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Water crisis in south Delhi for second successive day
The weekend didn’t bring any relief to some areas of the city despite the assurance by Delhi Jal Board that normal water supply would be restored by Saturday morning. With only 80% operational capacity restored by the afternoon, tail-end areas like Vasant Kunj, Mehrauli and Tahirpur continued to rely on water tankers. It was only around 8 pm that DJB vice-chairman Raghav Chadha could confirm that 100% operations had been restored at both Bhagirathi and Sonia Vihar plants.

At average night temperature of 17.2°C, Delhi has coldest October in 58 years
Weeks before the usual onset of winter, Delhiites have been feeling the chill. Here’s why. Night temperatures over Delhi this October were the coldest recorded during the month in 58 years.

Three yrs on, Haryana yet to earmark Aravali zones

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Water crisis in south Delhi for second successive day
The weekend didn’t bring any relief to some areas of the city despite the assurance by Delhi Jal Board that normal water supply would be restored by Saturday morning. With only 80% operational capacity restored by the afternoon, tail-end areas like Vasant Kunj, Mehrauli and Tahirpur continued to rely on water tankers. It was only around 8 pm that DJB vice-chairman Raghav Chadha could confirm that 100% operations had been restored at both Bhagirathi and Sonia Vihar plants.

At average night temperature of 17.2°C, Delhi has coldest October in 58 years
Weeks before the usual onset of winter, Delhiites have been feeling the chill. Here’s why. Night temperatures over Delhi this October were the coldest recorded during the month in 58 years.

Three yrs on, Haryana yet to earmark Aravali zones

More Delhi News»

Water crisis in south Delhi for second successive day
The weekend didn’t bring any relief to some areas of the city despite the assurance by Delhi Jal Board that normal water supply would be restored by Saturday morning. With only 80% operational capacity restored by the afternoon, tail-end areas like Vasant Kunj, Mehrauli and Tahirpur continued to rely on water tankers. It was only around 8 pm that DJB vice-chairman Raghav Chadha could confirm that 100% operations had been restored at both Bhagirathi and Sonia Vihar plants.

At average night temperature of 17.2°C, Delhi has coldest October in 58 years
Weeks before the usual onset of winter, Delhiites have been feeling the chill. Here’s why. Night temperatures over Delhi this October were the coldest recorded during the month in 58 years.

Three yrs on, Haryana yet to earmark Aravali zones

More Delhi News»

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