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Monday, November 16, 2020
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Govt seeks views on draft labour code

G-23 denies writing another letter after debacle in Bihar

BJP appoints party seniors to oversee local body polls

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'New compounds to potentially treat novel coronavirus identified'

Steroid treatment should be reserved for sickest Covid-19 patients, say scientists

Blocking two immune molecules can prevent asthma attacks: Study

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Ex-Microsoft engineer jailed for defrauding company of $10 million and buying lakefront house and a Tesla
A former Microsoft engineer to 9 yearsin prison for his attempt to defraud the company of $10 million.

Apple launches its most-powerful laptops yet, PUBG Mobile set to make a comeback, Google's big announcement and other top tech news of the week

Government has a warning for online shoppers
If you come across an online advertisement or an online website that offers products at an overly high discount, then this could be a trap set by scammers to steal your money. CyberDost- safety and cybersecurity awareness Twitter handle maintained by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, is warning online shoppers to not fall for such websites.

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Why India opted out of world's biggest trade deal signed today

Top retail trade body says Diwali sales up 10.8% in 2020
India's top retail trade body said on Sunday that sales during the country's Diwali festive period rose by more than 10% year-on-year, indicating "good business prospects" for small businesses.

UAE widens 'golden' visa to allow 10-year residency to some
The United Arab Emirates has approved granting "golden" visas allowing 10-year residency to certain professionals, specialised degree-holders and others, Dubai's ruler said on Sunday. All holders of doctorate degrees, medical doctors and also computer, electronics, programming, electrical and biotechnology engineers are eligible.

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Virat Kohli is a very powerful guy in world cricket: Mark Taylor
Virat Kohli is "a very powerful guy" in world cricket who can perform both the roles of an aggressive cricketer and a statesman with great aplomb, feels former Australian captain Mark Taylor. The talismanic Indian skipper has grown in stature over the years notching up brilliant record-breaking knocks.

Hamilton wins in Turkey for record-equalling seventh F1 title
Britain's Lewis Hamilton took a record-equalling seventh world championship and became Formula One's most successful driver of all time after winning a wet and slippery Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday. The 35-year-old matched Ferrari great Michael Schumacher's 7 titles in style, lapping sole title rival & team mate Valtteri Bottas on a nightmare afternoon for the spinning Finn.

Ajit Agarkar, Maninder Singh, SS Das in fray for selector job
The Indian cricket board (BCCI) will have a strong field to choose its three new members in the senior national selection committee. TOI has learnt that former India pacers Ajit Agarkar and Chetan Sharma have applied for the job along with former India left-arm spinner Maninder Singh and opener Shiv Sunder Das.

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IIM-B tops list of best B-schools in Eduniversal rankings
The Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) has retained the top spot among the best B-schools in Central Asia in the Eduniversal rankings 2020. IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM-Calcutta are the other B- schools that have been awarded this year.

Delhi University Result: All open-book results not out, students suffer
The strained relationship of Delhi University students with their online open-book examinations hasn’t ended.

Mumbai University announces MCom and IDOL results
Mumbai University announced the results of close to 9,000 MCom students on Thursday, as well as final-year BA and BCom students of the Institute of Open and Distance Learning (IDOL).

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

21 cities in Ganga basin dump 60% of excreta into river: CSE report
In 21 priority cities and towns along the Ganga, 60% of the population’s excreta is directly or indirectly dumped into the river causing water pollution, says a new study by the Centre of Science and Environment (CSE). It maps the entire route of faecal waste from the start to end in places including Rishikesh, Bijnor, Kanpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Patna and Haldia.

Climate change worsening Australia's extreme weather: Scientists

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SpaceX rocket carrying four astronauts successfully takes off

Peru's interim leader announces resignation after upheaval
Peru's interim president announced his resignation Sunday as the nation plunged into its worst constitutional crisis in two decades following massive protests unleashed when Congress ousted the nation's popular leader.

Gunmen kill 34 in attack on bus in west Ethiopia: Rights body

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

21 cities in Ganga basin dump 60% of excreta into river: CSE report
In 21 priority cities and towns along the Ganga, 60% of the population’s excreta is directly or indirectly dumped into the river causing water pollution, says a new study by the Centre of Science and Environment (CSE). It maps the entire route of faecal waste from the start to end in places including Rishikesh, Bijnor, Kanpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Patna and Haldia.

Climate change worsening Australia's extreme weather: Scientists

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Hyderabad: Mom flings infant from flat over feud with hubby
A couple’s running feud cost a newborn his life after the mother allegedly threw the baby out of her parents’ third-floor flat at Fatehnagar. The incident happened on Friday but came to light on Sunday. The baby was 14 days old.

50% tax rebate for residential property owners across Telangana
With an eye on Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, the Telangana government has announced 50% rebate in property tax for residential property owners in the state. The rebate will be applicable for the current financial year (2020-2021) as a one-time relief to owners.

Telangana: Non-agriculture land registration set to resume from November 23
In a major relief to people awaiting registration of non-agriculture properties to resume, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has decided that it will commence on Dharani portal from November 23.

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Hry adds 1,957 cases, 8 deaths; tally close to 2L

Prefabricated Covid centres being set up in Himachal: CM

Himachal bans farewell parties in educational institutions

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How Diwali was celebrated indoors by Amdavadis
This story originally appeared in AhmedbadMirror on November 15,2020

Gujarat reports 25 burn cases this Diwali
A total of 25 burn cases were reported in different districts of Gujarat on Diwali night, the Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) said on Sunday. Laxmi Pujan, the main day of Diwali festival, was celebrated on Saturday.

Ringing in the Gujarati New Year
This week’s start will be a Monday sans the Monday blues; rather it will be more about the yellows and oranges of the marigolds, greens of the asopalav festoons, reds of the kumkum, goldens of the dry-fruit coated besan laddoos, silvers of the kaju katlis, off-whites of the ghuhgras, beiges of the laapsi and kansaar laced with ghee and a hint of blues and fuchsia pinks of the fine silks! Regardless of the shadow of the pandemic and clouds of firework pollution, the New Year’s sun is shining bright upon Ahmedabad.

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Booze beats milk as tipplers in Tamil Nadu raise a toast to Diwali
As tipplers raised a toast to the festival of lights, more than 50 lakh litres of liquor flew off the shelves at Tasmac shops across the state on Friday and Saturday, while sale of Aavin milk dropped by nearly one lakh litres on Diwali day on Saturday.

Tamil Nadu: Five youngsters drown in sea at Kasimedu
Five teens from three families drowned in the sea at Kasimedu late on Sunday. The deceased were identified as S Arulraj, 19, his sister Durga, 13; J Margaret, 14, and her twin brother Martin, 14; and a friend B Vishnu, 14. The five, who were neighbours from Old Washermenpet, had come to the beach along with Arulraj's parents.

Three die as wall collapses following cylinder blast in Tamil Nadu
Three people, including a 38-year-old woman and her eight-year-old son, were killed and four others injured when a wall collapsed after a cylinder exploded at Arni town in Tiruvannamalai district.

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Karnataka: After NEET, student runs from pillar to post to get disability certificate
If cracking NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) was tough, those opting for person with disability (PWD) quota have another equally daunting challenge to overcome — getting a disability certificate.

Ahead of bypoll, govt OKs modernisation of Maski Nala
Ahead of the bypoll to Maski assembly constituency, the government has given administrative approval for the detailed project report (DPR) for modernisation of the right and left bank canals of Maski Nala. The move is being seen in political circles as a bid to woo the electorate.

10 accident-prone sections identified along Karnataka's national highways
There are 10 accident-prone sections on national highways in Karnataka, says the Union ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH). Two of them are located along Hosur Road in Bengaluru.

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Unpaid bills of MSEDCL rise to over Rs 7,000 crore
The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL) has unpaid electricity bills since June to the tune of Rs 7,154 crore, sources disclosed on Sunday.

Mumbai's 2nd cleanest Diwali since 2015, AQI moderate at 107
Despite firecrackers being burst across the city on Saturday evening, the city’s overall air quality index (AQI) on Sunday was moderate at 107 as against the predicted 309 (very poor). This was the city’s second cleanest Diwali since System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) began monitoring air pollution in 2015.

Mumbai: Festive time sees dip in Covid tests, experts worried
Testing numbers dropped by 50% in the city due to a weekend of festivities, raising concerns about cases going undetected or picked up late in the infection. While the slide in daily testing numbers started from last Tuesday, it dropped to almost half of the daily average on Saturday.

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Rain promises to offer some relief in Delhi
The spell of rain on Sunday thanks to a western disturbance could improve air quality over the next few days, pushing the air quality in Delhi to 'poor' category, say agencies.

Delhi sets off self-destruct bomb, worst Diwali in 4 years
The firecracker ban in Delhi-NCR went up in smoke on Saturday with people flouting it with impunity. While the sound of crackers could be heard during the day, its intensity rose after 6pm and continued well past midnight at some locations.

God help you if you stay at any of these locations

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Rain promises to offer some relief in Delhi
The spell of rain on Sunday thanks to a western disturbance could improve air quality over the next few days, pushing the air quality in Delhi to 'poor' category, say agencies.

Delhi sets off self-destruct bomb, worst Diwali in 4 years
The firecracker ban in Delhi-NCR went up in smoke on Saturday with people flouting it with impunity. While the sound of crackers could be heard during the day, its intensity rose after 6pm and continued well past midnight at some locations.

God help you if you stay at any of these locations

More Delhi News»

Rain promises to offer some relief in Delhi
The spell of rain on Sunday thanks to a western disturbance could improve air quality over the next few days, pushing the air quality in Delhi to 'poor' category, say agencies.

Delhi sets off self-destruct bomb, worst Diwali in 4 years
The firecracker ban in Delhi-NCR went up in smoke on Saturday with people flouting it with impunity. While the sound of crackers could be heard during the day, its intensity rose after 6pm and continued well past midnight at some locations.

God help you if you stay at any of these locations

More Delhi News»

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