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Family finds 2 bags of notes, jewellery on roof of house

WHO chief Tedros thanks PM Modi for strong commitment to Covid vaccine
World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his strong commitment to Covax and making Covid-19 vaccines a global public good.

'Man who set master's house on fire'

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Scientists find evidence of two-way transmission of coronavirus on mink farms
An analysis of outbreaks of the novel coronavirus on 16 mink farms in the Netherlands has revealed that the Covid-19 virus is capable of transmission between humans to minks, as well as from these mammals to people. ​​While the virus was initially introduced from humans to the minks, the researchers, including Bas B Oude Munnink from the Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands, said it has since evolved.

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine 'very promising' but has cold chain issues: WHO
The WHO chief said on Tuesday it hopes to have a Covid-19 vaccine by year-end and that Pfizer's experimental remedy is "a very promising one", with more expected. ​​​​​But the vaccine uses synthetic mRNA to activate the immune system against the virus which comes with challenges as it needs to be stored at minus 70 degrees Celsius or below - equivalent to an Antarctic winter.

Do masks with antiviral coating offer more protection?

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Apple to roll out macOS Big Sur operating system update on November 12
The latest software update for Apple’s MacBook line-up will be available for a lot devices including iMac (2014 and later), MacBook Air (2013 and later), iMac Pro 2017 and later (all models), MacBook Pro (Late 2013 and later), Mac Pro (2013 and later), MacBook (2015 and later), Mac mini (2014 and later).

Apple brings back John Hodgman as the 'PC Guy' to make fun of Windows laptops
After introducing its own ARM-based chip for Mac devices, Apple couldn’t resist the urge to make fun of Windows laptops. And to mock Microsoft Windows devices, Apple brought back actor John Hodgman and the memories of Mac versus PC ads of the early 2000s.

Apple launches its most powerful laptops with M1 chip: 8 things to know

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Bank employees to get 15% salary hike
The Indian Banks Association signed the 11th bipartite wage agreement with representative of bank employees paving the way for a 15% wage hike. The agreement applies to public sector banks, a few old generation private banks and some foreign banks.

RBI warns of 'unrelenting' inflation woes
Even as it advanced its projections for an economy recovery, the RBI warned that keeping the system flush with funds, to keep long-term rates low, is “taking a step into the unknown and could kindle inflation without reviving growth”.

'Revenue shock' forces states to cut capital spending: Icra
States are expected to cut their total capital spending by Rs 2.5 lakh crore to Rs 2.7 lakh crore ($33.61 billion to $36.3 billion) due to the strain the coronavirus pandemic has put on their revenue, rating agency Icra said on Wednesday.

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Rohit is never burdened by responsibility: Childhood coach
Rohit Sharma never succumbs to captaincy pressure and instead relishes the responsibility, according to childhood coach Dinesh Lad, who revealed that the batsman exhibited leadership qualities right from his school days. Rohit led the Mumbai Indians to an unprecedented fifth IPL title on Tuesday, impressing not just with a half century but also shrewd captaincy.

'Hockey structure in India needs more regular domestic leagues'
At Atlanta in 1996, Floris Jan Bovelander was at the top of his game when the Dutch needed it the most. In the space of three minutes, he erased Spain's one-goal lead. Fifteen minutes later, when the Netherlands were celebrating an Olympic gold, Bovelander was clear about another fact: that it was his last game in the orange shirt.

Indian cricket team departs for high-profile Australia tour
The Indian cricket team on Wednesday departed for a two-month long tour of Australia where it will aim to build on the historic Test series win two years ago. The BCCI shared photographs of the Indian contingent with players sporting customised PPE kits for travel amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The Indian team will land in Sydney where it will undergo a 14-day quarantine.

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CBSE announces Merit Scholarships for Single Girl Child for +2

Covid-19: No selection tests for candidates of Bengal boards' class 10, 12 exams in 2021: Mamata Banerjee

Hungarian teachers' union urges parents to keep kids at home amid Covid surge

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Iceberg floats toward South Georgia, puts wildlife at risk

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

India initiates probe into alleged dumping of LDPE plastics

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China says Australia 'should know' how to improve ties
Amid the ongoing trade dispute and rising tensions between China and Australia, Beijing on Wednesday said that Canberra should know "what it needs to do to improve this relationship". "Everyone knows that both sides need to overcome and push to establish a healthy relationship. As to the behaviour of Australia, Australia should know more clearly than us [what it needs to do]," South China Morning Post quoted China's assistant minister of commerce Li Chengganga as saying.

France on edge five years after Paris attacks
The night of carnage on November 13, 2015 saw 130 people killed and 350 wounded when Islamist suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Stade de France stadium, bars and restaurants in central Paris and the Bataclan concert hall.

Pope vows to end sexual abuse after McCarrick report
Pope Francis pledged Wednesday to rid the Catholic Church of sexual abuse and offered prayers to victims of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a day after the Vatican released a detailed report into the decadeslong church cover-up of his sexual misconduct.

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Iceberg floats toward South Georgia, puts wildlife at risk

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

India initiates probe into alleged dumping of LDPE plastics

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After Dubbak, all eyes on GHMC elections
Various political parties are furious over the release of wardwise draft electoral rolls by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) without giving scope for proper verification of electoral rolls and before identifying polling stations first.

'Man-eater' tiger kills youth in Kawal range
A suspected man-eater tiger mauled a 20-year-old tribal youth to death in Digida of Khagaznagar forest division near Telangana-Maharashtra border on Wednesday. The victim was identified as Sidam Vignesh, a tribal from Digida village in Kawal tiger corridor.

Congress caught in leadership dilemma

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Former MLA Brij Lal Goyal passes away

Ropar drug arrests yield 5 more arms

3k more farm fires, Pb stubble burning cases close to 70k

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Diwali to Diwali, Gujarat companies deliver big returns
With sensex scaling lifetime high, equity investors are in for a happier Diwali. However, a few Gujarat-based companies have even outperformed the benchmark equity index to deliver handsome returns since last Diwali, which fell on October 27, 2019.

Diwali vacation cancelled for all medical teachers

Loan shark threatens tokill hospital owner, kin

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Tamil Nadu gets 875 more MBBS seats, three private medical colleges
Tamil Nadu will add 875 more MBBS seats this academic year. These seats will come from three new private colleges and additional seats granted to six medical colleges.

Most parents against school reopening in Tamil Nadu
The state government on Wednesday informed the Madras HC that most parents have expressed opinion against reopening of schools and colleges in the state.

Chennai: Metropolitan Transport Corporation MD held in Rs 2 crore job scam case
Officials of the Central Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested K Ganesan, managing director, Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC), Chennai, in an alleged Rs 2-crore job fraud case involving former transport minister V Senthil Balaji. The officer was remanded in judicial custody till November 25.

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Man promised escort job loses Rs 17 lakh
A 34-year-old unemployed man from Mahadevapura lost Rs 17 lakh to cybercriminals, who approached him recently in the guise of representatives of a dating site. The fraudsters asked him to register with them to earn money even while he had fun.

'Ensure bank staffers learn Kannada, else relieve them'
Ensure bank employees learn Kannada, else relieve them and appoint Kannadigas instead, Kannada Development Authority chairman TS Nagabharana told several senior bank officials at an event on Wednesday.

Bineesh Kodiyeri to be in jail till November 25
Bineesh Kodiyeri, son of Kerala CPM secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, was sent to Central Prison, Bengaluru on Wednesday after a special court remanded him in judicial custody till November 25.

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MMR tops 6 lakh Covid cases, but Mumbai has less than half of them
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), comprising the city and eight bordering civic corporations, touched six lakh coronavirus cases on Wednesday.

Posts against Maharashtra CM: Sameet Thakkar arrested third time in 17 days
Nagpur resident Sameet Thakkar, who allegedly posted offensive messages against CM Uddhav Thackeray and his minister-son Aaditya, was arrested by BKC cyber police on Tuesday.

BMC mulls Section 144, visits cracker stockists in Mumbai
After banning firecrackers in the city except on the main night of Diwali, the BMC is now discussing with police a plan to impose Section 144 of the CrPC or other related provisions during the festival to prohibit movement of people in groups and control the spread of Covid-19, reports Vijay V Singh. A decision is expected after discussions with the government.

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Worth the wait in gold? Delhi jewellers pin hope on Dhanteras
On Friday, the city’s jewellers hope to make a recovery in their business, hit for six months by the Covid-19 pandemic. Buoyed by the increasing footfall in markets in recent days, gold and silver sellers are hedging their bets on Dhanteras to record at least 75% of last year’s sales on the auspicious day.

Delhi: Panel scales down orders as air quality slightly better
Hours after deciding to go for emergency measures under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to bring down levels of air pollution, the Commission on Air Quality Management on Wednesday scaled down its operational move after slight improvement in air quality and asked pollution control boards of NCR to rather ensure implementation of usual mitigation actions. These include control of road and construction dust, stopping stubble and biomass burning and compliance of NGT order on ban on sale and use of firecrackers.

'Very poor' is Delhi's best show in 7 days
After six consecutive “severe” days, Delhi’s air quality improved on Wednesday, entering the “very poor” category. The overall air quality index (AQI) was 344 against 476 on Tuesday, according to Central Pollution Control Bureau .

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Worth the wait in gold? Delhi jewellers pin hope on Dhanteras
On Friday, the city’s jewellers hope to make a recovery in their business, hit for six months by the Covid-19 pandemic. Buoyed by the increasing footfall in markets in recent days, gold and silver sellers are hedging their bets on Dhanteras to record at least 75% of last year’s sales on the auspicious day.

Delhi: Panel scales down orders as air quality slightly better
Hours after deciding to go for emergency measures under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to bring down levels of air pollution, the Commission on Air Quality Management on Wednesday scaled down its operational move after slight improvement in air quality and asked pollution control boards of NCR to rather ensure implementation of usual mitigation actions. These include control of road and construction dust, stopping stubble and biomass burning and compliance of NGT order on ban on sale and use of firecrackers.

'Very poor' is Delhi's best show in 7 days
After six consecutive “severe” days, Delhi’s air quality improved on Wednesday, entering the “very poor” category. The overall air quality index (AQI) was 344 against 476 on Tuesday, according to Central Pollution Control Bureau .

More Delhi News»

Worth the wait in gold? Delhi jewellers pin hope on Dhanteras
On Friday, the city’s jewellers hope to make a recovery in their business, hit for six months by the Covid-19 pandemic. Buoyed by the increasing footfall in markets in recent days, gold and silver sellers are hedging their bets on Dhanteras to record at least 75% of last year’s sales on the auspicious day.

Delhi: Panel scales down orders as air quality slightly better
Hours after deciding to go for emergency measures under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to bring down levels of air pollution, the Commission on Air Quality Management on Wednesday scaled down its operational move after slight improvement in air quality and asked pollution control boards of NCR to rather ensure implementation of usual mitigation actions. These include control of road and construction dust, stopping stubble and biomass burning and compliance of NGT order on ban on sale and use of firecrackers.

'Very poor' is Delhi's best show in 7 days
After six consecutive “severe” days, Delhi’s air quality improved on Wednesday, entering the “very poor” category. The overall air quality index (AQI) was 344 against 476 on Tuesday, according to Central Pollution Control Bureau .

More Delhi News»

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