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THE TIMES OF INDIA
Friday, November 27, 2020
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Haryana sets up panel to frame law on love jihad

Daily infections hold steady, active cases are on rise
. There were little signs yet of the feared second wave of the pandemic as nationwide cases totalled up to 43,279 on Thursday, a slight drop from Wednesday's count of 44,739, as per data collated by TOI from state governments. Daily cases have stayed under 45,000 this week, with no surge visible so far as compared to last week's numbers. With Thursday's addition, the country's Covid-19 caseload has gone past 93 lakh.

Covid-positive Rajasthan health minister goes on hospital jaywalk
Rajasthan health minister Raghu Sharma has given the phrase “going viral” a new definition by choosing to go about inspecting and interacting with patients at the hospital where he had been admitted for Covid treatment last Monday.

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AstraZenaca likely to run fresh global vaccine trial, CEO says

Can an arthritis drug treat 'incurable' diabetes?

Mutations not making coronavirus able to spread more rapidly: Study
The Covid-19-causing coronavirus is mutating as it spreads around the world in the pandemic, but none of the mutations currently documented appears to be making it able to spread more rapidly, scientists said on Wednesday. In a study using a global dataset of virus genomes from 46,723 people with Covid-19 from 99 countries, researchers identified more than 12,700 mutations.

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This is when you can play PUBG Mobile again in India
Media reports claim that by the first week of December you may be able to play the game. It will be a new game entirely and will be called PUBG Mobile India. Even, if you have the old PUBG Mobile app installed on your mobile, you will have to re-install the new game to play. PUBG Mobile India will be first available for Android users in India and later it will be rolled out to iOS users.

Pro Bono legal service Nyaya Bandhu now available on Umang app
Adding to the list of services available on Umang app is the Nyaya Bandhu, a pro bono legal service. Using this service, one can connect with advocates, get legal advice, check status of their court cases, view FAQs and more. It will also offer free of cost service from the Department of Justice under the Ministry of Law and Justice.

Why you may want to wait before buying new MacBooks with M1 chip
MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini with M1 chip are facing Bluetooth connectivity issues. Users are reportedly having troubles connecting their Bluetooth devices to the new Mac.

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India's green energy plan worth $20bn biz sense: PM
Universal access to electricity, the government’s “commitment and conviction” to fight climate change along with plans to rapidly expand renewable energy capacity will generate business prospects worth $20 billion, or Rs 1.5 lakh crore, every year, prime minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday urging investors to join India’s renewable energy programme.

LVB writes off bonds worth Rs 318cr ahead of merger
A day ahead of its merger with the Indian arm of Singapore-based DBS Bank, the debt-ridden Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) on Thursday has written off bonds worth Rs 318.20 crore as per the existing provisions. As per the effective date of merger notified by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday, LVB will lose its identity on Friday as it amalgamates with DBS Bank India Ltd.

Cox & Kings promoter arrested in money laundering case

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Lack of clarity, confusion over Rohit Sharma's injury, says Virat Kohli
India captain Virat Kohli said there has been confusion and lack of information on the status of Rohit Sharma's injury, asserting that he has no idea why his white-ball deputy did not travel with the team. "Before the selection meeting, we got a mail that he is unavailable. It said that the pros and cons of the injury were explained to him and he understood and he was unavailable," Kohli said.

Sporting fraternity has lost a genius in Maradona: Kohli
"We have lost a genius and his void can never be filled," India cricket team captain Virat Kohli said on Thursday, paying rich tributes to the departed Argentine football legend Diego Maradona. Maradona died at the age of 60 on Wednesday at his residence in Buenos Aires after suffering a cardiac arrest, two weeks after being released from a hospital following brain surgery.

Shami, Bumrah might be rotated during white-ball series: Kohli
The workload of premier fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami is of paramount importance to India captain Virat Kohli and he said it will be closely monitored and managed during the white-ball series against Australia to keep them in good shape for the Tests. "It's a no-brainer. They have gone through a full IPL. It will be important to monitor their workload," Kohli said.

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From next academic year, technical courses to be offered in regional languages

Andhra's 'we love reading' to inculcate reading habit in children

Gian Sagar all set to welcome new MBBS students

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Global warming likely to raise disease risk for animals

UN: Covid-19 lockdowns slashed pollutants, not CO2 levels

Rayalaseema, south coastal Andhra Pradesh brace for cyclone Nivar
Parts of south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema districts have been put on high alert with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday reporting the brewing of cyclone Nivar over the Bay of Bengal. Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is likely to occur in isolated areas of the afore mentioned regions from November 25 to November 26.

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Burkina Faso president Roch Marc Christian Kabore re-elected

Air strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria: Monitor

Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan's former prime minister, dies of virus

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Global warming likely to raise disease risk for animals

UN: Covid-19 lockdowns slashed pollutants, not CO2 levels

Rayalaseema, south coastal Andhra Pradesh brace for cyclone Nivar
Parts of south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema districts have been put on high alert with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday reporting the brewing of cyclone Nivar over the Bay of Bengal. Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is likely to occur in isolated areas of the afore mentioned regions from November 25 to November 26.

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Hyderabad: To reboot citizens' lives, techies step out to crack political code
Leaving their high-paying IT jobs behind, several techies in the city have forayed into politics in the ensuing Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections to try and resolve civic issues.

PM Narendra Modi set to visit Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad on Saturday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be flying into Hyderabad on Saturday to visit vaccine maker Bharat Biotech’s facilities as part of his whirlwind three-city tour. He will take stock of the ongoing Covid-19 vaccine development work in the country during the trip.

HC hauls up Telangana health chief for contempt as test fiat flouted
Telangana high court on Thursday slapped a contempt notice on director of public health Dr G Srinivasa Rao for not implementing the court order to increase Covid-19 tests. The court also took strong objection to an affidavit filed by Dr Rao, calling it an “eyewash”.

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New normal | Air travel in Covid-19 times
Flying is less risky than trips to the shopping mall or office. Learn the new way of flying.

Money issue: Chandigarh MC looks for new NGO to run cattle pound
The municipal corporation will call an expression of interest (EOI) for the operation and maintenance of Maloya's cattle pound

New normal | Habits to keep inside the house
A second wave of Covid-19 is feared to be on its way to the Tricity. TOI has some advice on how to reduce vulnerability

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Custody battle for stepdaughter lands Pakistani woman in jail

Transactions of Rs 10k cr hampered

Offence lodged against man for writing mails in name of PMO

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Nivar soft-lands near Marakkanam, fills up water bodies in TN & Pondy

Metrowater may begin daily supply in Chennai

Police take pride in ensuring city was 'casualty-free'

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Bengaluru: South Western Railway awaits green signal to resume suburban services
Work on the airport halt station is over and so is electrification of Byappanahalli-Hosur line. Yet passengers are waiting to make use of these facilities. Reason: South Western Railway (SWR) is still to operate suburban services.

Last date for Bangalore University postgraduate admission is November 30
The last date to submit online applications for admission to PG courses in Bangalore University is November 30 without a fine.

Bengaluru: R Sampath Raj's bail plea to be heard today
A local court on Thursday adjourned to Friday hearing of the bail petition of former mayor R Sampath Raj, arrested in connection with the east Bengaluru violence.

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Four Mumbai students bag top Cambridge International awards for highest score in a subject
More than 120 students from schools affiliated to Cambridge International across the country have received the outstanding Cambridge learner awards for their performance in Class X and XII examinations held in November and March.

Reintroduce drinking water fountains, NGO urges BMC
Lack of access to clean drinking water was one of the biggest setbacks during the lockdown. Paani Haq Samiti (PHS), an advocacy group for access to clean drinking water, is now demanding that the BMC reintroduce drinking water fountains in public spaces.

Bombay HC dismisses PIL on Disha Salian death, says petitioner didn't go to cops for FIR
The Bombay high court on Thursday dismissed a PIL seeking orders to the police for an investigation report into the death of Disha Salian.

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Farmers' march: 'You cannot board metro from NCR towards Delhi'
With Metro services from NCR to the capital stopped just before the state borders because of the farmers’ march, many Delhiites found it tough to reach office and instead worked from home on Thursday. Friday won’t be any better. While services within Delhi will be normal, as it was Thursday, trains in NCR cities will be regulated. Commuters from Delhi will be able to reach all NCR stations, but wouldn’t be able to return using the Metro. “I was unable to find even a cab during the peak hour. Most of my colleagues also worked from home,” said Kamal Malhotra, a Noida resident, whose office is in south Delhi.

Delhi government tells HC it will take a call on night curfew soon
The Delhi high court on Thursday asked the AAP government to “take a call without losing time” if a night curfew was needed to be imposed in the capital to contain the spread of Covid-19. The HC’s order came after the Delhi government, replying to a query by the court, said it was “actively considering” some kind of curfew but no decision had been taken.

EDMC commissioner called by House panel over cause of blaze

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Farmers' march: 'You cannot board metro from NCR towards Delhi'
With Metro services from NCR to the capital stopped just before the state borders because of the farmers’ march, many Delhiites found it tough to reach office and instead worked from home on Thursday. Friday won’t be any better. While services within Delhi will be normal, as it was Thursday, trains in NCR cities will be regulated. Commuters from Delhi will be able to reach all NCR stations, but wouldn’t be able to return using the Metro. “I was unable to find even a cab during the peak hour. Most of my colleagues also worked from home,” said Kamal Malhotra, a Noida resident, whose office is in south Delhi.

Delhi government tells HC it will take a call on night curfew soon
The Delhi high court on Thursday asked the AAP government to “take a call without losing time” if a night curfew was needed to be imposed in the capital to contain the spread of Covid-19. The HC’s order came after the Delhi government, replying to a query by the court, said it was “actively considering” some kind of curfew but no decision had been taken.

EDMC commissioner called by House panel over cause of blaze

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Farmers' march: 'You cannot board metro from NCR towards Delhi'
With Metro services from NCR to the capital stopped just before the state borders because of the farmers’ march, many Delhiites found it tough to reach office and instead worked from home on Thursday. Friday won’t be any better. While services within Delhi will be normal, as it was Thursday, trains in NCR cities will be regulated. Commuters from Delhi will be able to reach all NCR stations, but wouldn’t be able to return using the Metro. “I was unable to find even a cab during the peak hour. Most of my colleagues also worked from home,” said Kamal Malhotra, a Noida resident, whose office is in south Delhi.

Delhi government tells HC it will take a call on night curfew soon
The Delhi high court on Thursday asked the AAP government to “take a call without losing time” if a night curfew was needed to be imposed in the capital to contain the spread of Covid-19. The HC’s order came after the Delhi government, replying to a query by the court, said it was “actively considering” some kind of curfew but no decision had been taken.

EDMC commissioner called by House panel over cause of blaze

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