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Thursday, November 19, 2020
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13 civilians injured in Pulwama grenade attack

Amid save-nomads cry, J&K moves to implement forest rights act

DDC polls a fight between tiranga lovers and Pak-China lovers: BJP

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Pfizer says analysis shows 3.8% of participants experienced fatigue
Pfizer Inc on Tuesday updated its analysis of the safety profile of its Covid-19 vaccine seen during its large, late-stage trial, saying that 3.8% of participants experienced fatigue after receiving a second dose of the shot. ​​It said the updated analysis was based on 8,000 trial participants. Pfizer said in a previous analysis that 3.7% of 6,000 volunteers had experienced fatigue.

Protein-based Covid vaccine candidates more suitable for India, scientists say

Masks don't impair lung function during exercise: Study

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WhatsApp may soon allow you to share 'mute video'
This feature has been spotted by WABetaInfo — the online platform that tracks the upcoming features and changes on the Facebook-owned app — in the latest Android beta version 2.20.207.2 of the app. The report states that since currently this feature is under development, it is not yet available and will in a future build.

Huawei gets support from one of its rivals
Ericsson's CEO said Sweden's decision to ban China's Huawei from its 5G telecoms networks restricts free competition and trade, the Financial Times reported. Swedish telecoms regulator PTS halted 5G spectrum auctions after a court suspended parts of its decision that had excluded Huawei from 5G networks over national security risks.

Making your home smart: Here's how to start and the basics you need to know
Having a universal Wi-Fi remote like OakRemote along with Echo Dot is a very basic setup at around Rs 5,000 that can add voice support to five old devices like AC, cooler, speaker, TV and Set Top Box. You can add a smart plug to your old geyser at Rs 1,000 to make it smart. Invest in some motion sensing lights for your bathroom, balcony and smart bulbs for your room. With this kind of basic setup, you can get a smart home for less Rs 15,000.

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DBS faces potential culture clash as it scoops up distressed LVB
DBS Group's move to take over troubled Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) will give Southeast Asia's largest lender the boost in India it has long desired, but aligning the two banks' business cultures could prove tricky.

India to examine US approval for B737 Max to fly again
The American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may have allowed the Boeing 737 Max to fly passengers again after these jets were grounded for 20 months following two deadly crashes that killed 346 people, however it will be some time before India gives its nod for this aircraft to fly here. “We will study (the FAA approval order) and (then) react. It will take sometime,” DGCA said.

Vedanta interested in buying govt's stake in BPCL
Vedanta Ltd, the billionaire Anil Agarwal-controlled metals-to-oil conglomerate, said on Wednesday it was interested in buying the government’s stake in the state-run Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL), India’s largest fuel retailer.

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Bumrah, Shami likely to be rotated for limited-overs series against Australia
India's premier strike bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are unlikely to play all the upcoming six white-ball games against Australia as the team management would like to keep them ready for the four-Test series starting December 17. If sources in BCCI are to be believed, Bumrah and Shami's workload management is paramount for Indian coaches in case Ishant Sharma is not available for the first Test.

'Tough to ignore split captaincy calls if Rohit does well in Oz'
Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar feels Rohit Sharma leading the Indian Test team against Australia in Virat Kohli's absence is a no brainer and the-much awaited series will be his "best chance" to stake claim for captaincy in one of the limited-overs formats. Calls have been growing for split captaincy in the Indian team since Rohit led Mumbai Indians to a fifth title in the IPL.

Injury Rehab: Ishant Sharma starts bowling full tilt at NCA
India's senior-most fast bowler Ishant Sharma on Wednesday bowled full tilt at the National Cricket Academy with an aim to get fit for India's four-match Test series in Australia, starting December 17.

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Indian universities No. 15 in employability of graduates
The study by Times Higher Education (THE) and French consultancy, Emerging, for most employable locations for higher education, shows how top institutions in the US and the UK have masked the general decline of American and British universities in terms of employability. India has been one of the high performers for employability over the last decade along with Germany (ranked 3rd), China (5th) and South Korea (9th).

MAT admit card 2020 released, download here

7.5 per cent quota to usher in over 400 seats for govt school students, says TN CM

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On wildlife week, India de-notifies 1,000 sq km of its 'protected areas'
The board’s decision on denotification and diversion within ‘protected areas’, taken in the meeting of its standing committee on October 5, involved Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh, Mukundra National Park in Rajasthan and Bahu Conservation Reserve in Jammu district.

Hurricane Iota heads for already battered Central America

US should back words with actions if rejoins climate pact: Javadekar

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Thai protesters spray water, throw paint at police headquarters

'Premature withdrawal may hamper Afghan peace talks'

Taiwan says F-16 fighter jet goes missing during training
Taiwan's military says one of the air force's F-16 fighter jets disappeared during a nighttime training mission. The defence ministry said the single-seater plane fell off radar screens about two minutes after taking off on Tuesday evening and that the fate of the pilot was unknown.

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On wildlife week, India de-notifies 1,000 sq km of its 'protected areas'
The board’s decision on denotification and diversion within ‘protected areas’, taken in the meeting of its standing committee on October 5, involved Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh, Mukundra National Park in Rajasthan and Bahu Conservation Reserve in Jammu district.

Hurricane Iota heads for already battered Central America

US should back words with actions if rejoins climate pact: Javadekar

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Telangana: K Chandrasekhar Rao to launch agitation against Modi govt policies in December
Reviving his ambition to play a role in national politics, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday said he will join hands with other like-minded chief ministers for a nation-wide agitation against the NDA government’s policies. They will launch the initiative in the second week of December.

Telangana stops flood relief after SEC order, protests erupt
The issue of payment of flood relief snowballed into a major controversy with the Telangana State Election Commission (TSEC) on Wednesday asking the government to put on hold distribution of relief to the flood-affected families in the city till the declaration of results of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections. It said the distribution programme is likely to influence the voters ahead of the December 1 poll.

Gali withdrawsdischarge plea

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669 more farm fires

200 old saroops also missing: Ex-jathedar

Centre trying to divide farm bodies: BKU faction

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Covid-19: Gujarat records 1,281 new positive cases, 8 deaths in 24 hours

Ahmedabad: Resident doctors go on flash strike at GSC Hospital over fees, duty issues

B-town couples who celebrated Diwali together
This story originally appeared in AhmedabadMirror on November 18, 2020

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Chennai: 10 years on, Cumta still fails to bridge the gap among agencies
Poor coordination among government agencies has adversely impacted planning infrastructure and transport projects, despite the Chennai Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (Cumta) being in existence since 2010. The high-level body comprises representatives of 18 state and central government agencies including Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA), Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) and railways, but with most of these key departments working in silos, overlapping of projects has become common.

Chennai: Triple murder accused sent to ten-day police custody
A magistrate court on Wednesday granted police permission to question the three people arrested in the November 11 triple murder case in their custody for 10 days.

Arrears can't be cancelled: UGC to Madras HC
The University Grants Commission has reiterated that arrear examinations cannot be cancelled citing pandemic and Tamil Nadu government’s decision in this regard was against UGC guidelines.

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Bengaluru police open fire, nab two rowdies facing murder charges
City police shot at and arrested two rowdies — Psycho Vishwa and Manjunath alias Bonda Manja — since Tuesday night.

Cabinet expansion: Karnataka CM meets JP Nadda but back empty-handed
The waiting game is not over yet for senior BJP MLAs and Congress-JD (S) rebel legislators, hoping to bag ministerial berths. Reason: Chief minister BS Yediyurappa once again couldn’t secure a nod for cabinet expansion from the party brass.

1,791 fresh cases, 21 deaths today in Karnataka
Karnataka reported 1,791 fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, of which 933 were from Bengaluru Urban. Vijayapura (121), followed by Mysuru (97), Tumakuru (86) and Hassan (71) reported the most cases after Bengaluru.

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Overuse of earphones for work & play pushes up infection cases
Earphones and airpods have become mandatory accessories for those working from home or taking online classes in these Covid-19 times, but they are also triggering ear infections. A 52-year-old IT professional recently suffered from such a bad bout of ear infection that it took him over 40 days to recover.

Three Mirchi buildings at Mumbai's Worli worth Rs 500 crore seized, to be auctioned
The competent authority for Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Property) Act, 1976, (Safema) last week seized three Worli buildings, worth Rs 500 crore, allegedly belonging to druglord, the late Iqbal Memon alias Mirchi. The properties will be auctioned.

Driver, two aides arrested in Ahmednagar for Rs 4.3 crore cash van robbery
The cash van driver who allegedly fled with Rs 4.3 crore from Virar last week was arrested from Ahmednagar with one of his accomplices on Tuesday. Rohit Aaru (26) and Chandrakant Gaikwad (41) travelled over 225km on a newly purchased motorcycle, with nearly 1.9 crore of the loot, said the police.

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Delhi's temperature may drop below 10°C in next 2 days
The capital has been recording a minimum temperature of just 11.4°C on an average this month — the corresponding figure during last year’s November was 14°C — with the mercury dipping to 10.6°C on Tuesday, two notches below normal. With the mountains receiving fresh snowfall over the last 48 hours, the city’s minimum temperature is likely to fall further in the next two days, dropping below 10°C for the first time this season.

Delhi: Woman cop rescues 56 kids in 3 months
When head constable Seema Dhaka headed for Debra in West Bengal to track down a seven-yearold child missing from Aman Vihar, near Rohini, she had to cross two rivers to reach her destination in a flood-hit area.

Businessman beheaded in Delhi, body thrown off Rajdhani Express in Gujarat
A 46-year-old businessman was beaten up, stabbed and decapitated by the fiance of a woman he was in a relationship with. The killer carried the body in a suitcase on Rajdhani Express and dumped it on the way to Goa near Bharuch, police said.

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Delhi's temperature may drop below 10°C in next 2 days
The capital has been recording a minimum temperature of just 11.4°C on an average this month — the corresponding figure during last year’s November was 14°C — with the mercury dipping to 10.6°C on Tuesday, two notches below normal. With the mountains receiving fresh snowfall over the last 48 hours, the city’s minimum temperature is likely to fall further in the next two days, dropping below 10°C for the first time this season.

Delhi: Woman cop rescues 56 kids in 3 months
When head constable Seema Dhaka headed for Debra in West Bengal to track down a seven-yearold child missing from Aman Vihar, near Rohini, she had to cross two rivers to reach her destination in a flood-hit area.

Businessman beheaded in Delhi, body thrown off Rajdhani Express in Gujarat
A 46-year-old businessman was beaten up, stabbed and decapitated by the fiance of a woman he was in a relationship with. The killer carried the body in a suitcase on Rajdhani Express and dumped it on the way to Goa near Bharuch, police said.

More Delhi News»

Delhi's temperature may drop below 10°C in next 2 days
The capital has been recording a minimum temperature of just 11.4°C on an average this month — the corresponding figure during last year’s November was 14°C — with the mercury dipping to 10.6°C on Tuesday, two notches below normal. With the mountains receiving fresh snowfall over the last 48 hours, the city’s minimum temperature is likely to fall further in the next two days, dropping below 10°C for the first time this season.

Delhi: Woman cop rescues 56 kids in 3 months
When head constable Seema Dhaka headed for Debra in West Bengal to track down a seven-yearold child missing from Aman Vihar, near Rohini, she had to cross two rivers to reach her destination in a flood-hit area.

Businessman beheaded in Delhi, body thrown off Rajdhani Express in Gujarat
A 46-year-old businessman was beaten up, stabbed and decapitated by the fiance of a woman he was in a relationship with. The killer carried the body in a suitcase on Rajdhani Express and dumped it on the way to Goa near Bharuch, police said.

More Delhi News»

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