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It's for TN guv to take call on setting free Rajiv case convict, CBI tells SC

Now, BJP eyes Telangana, TN; decides to go all out

Probe against Kerala LoP, 2 ex-ministers okayed by CM

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Antidepressant helps to inhibit growth of cancer cells: Study

Social isolation amid Covid outbreak linked to high BP: Study

'Features that could make someone coronavirus super-spreader identified'

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These Oppo smartphone have got cheaper by up to Rs 2,000
Oppo has slashed prices of variants of Oppo A12, Oppo A15, Oppo F17 and Oppo Reno 3 Pro. The handsets have got a price cut of up to Rs 2,000. As per a tweet shared by Mahesh Telecom, Oppo A12 with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage will retail at Rs 8,990 now. Similarly, the recently launched Oppo F17’s 8GB+128GB storage model will sell at Rs 18,490. The smartphone has got a price cut of Rs 500.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on the 'meaning' of failure
There's 'good failure' and 'bad failure' as per world's richest man and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. "There's experimental failure — that's the kind of failure you should be happy with. And there's operational failure. We've built hundreds of fulfillment centers at Amazon over the years, and we know how to do that. If we build a new fulfillment center and it's a disaster, that's just bad execution.

Apple iPhone 11, Galaxy A21s and 8 other 'top-selling' smartphones in the world

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G20 summit opens with Saudi urging united response to virus

'India set to double oil refining capacity in 5 yrs'
India plans to nearly double its oil refining capacity in the next five years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, offering a much more aggressive timeline than previously despite the coronavirus pandemic blighting the economy.

G20 to discuss post-pandemic world, back debt relief
Leaders of the 20 biggest world economies (G20) will debate this weekend how to deal with the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic that has caused a global recession and how to manage the recovery once the coronavirus is under control.

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My IPL performance has taken pressure off this Australia tour, says Shami
Mohammed Shami is in the "right zone" after his impressive performance in the IPL, allowing him to prepare for the big Test series against Australia "without any pressure". Shami had his best IPL season as his 20 wickets for Kings XI Punjab, including a spectacular defence of five runs in a double Super Over game against Mumbai Indians, was one of the highlights of the tournament.

Thiem beats Djokovic in thriller to reach title match at ATP Finals
Dominic Thiem recovered from squandering five match points to beat Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-7 (10/12), 7-6 (7/5) and reach the title match at the ATP Finals in London on Saturday.

Siraj decides to stay back in Aus, Ganguly lauds his 'character'
BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Saturday said that pacer Mohammed Siraj, who has lost his father, was given the option of flying back home to be with his grieving family but he decided to stay back in Australia for "national duty". Siraj's father died on Friday. He was 53. Sourav Ganguly also took to twitter to laud the Hyderabad pacer for his resilience and mental fortitude in this hour of tragedy.

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Odisha CPET 2020 merit list published

Chitkara University organized a 'Leadership Talk on Atmanirbhar Bharat'

Thai students rally for educational and political reforms
Secondary school students in Thailand's capital have rallied for educational and political reforms, defying government threats to crack down with legal action against the country's high-profile protest movement

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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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Covid crisis dominates G20 'virtual' summit

No breakthrough as Pompeo meets Taliban, Kabul negotiators in Doha

Chief Afghan peace envoy says US troops pulling out too soon

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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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Hyderabad: Congress candidate papers rejected, party cries foul
Even as very few nominations for GHMC polls were rejected, high drama unfolded on Saturday over a Congress candidate’s papers getting rejected in Qutbullapur on the ground that he has more than two children. Tension prevailed as police resorted to a mild lathicharge to disperse Congress supporters who were staging a protest.

T-born US doc closes in on Covid-19 therapy

Hyderabad: Fake major cons 17 women, nets Rs 6.6 crore
A fraudster who posed as a major in the Indian Army, duped 17 women by promising to marry them and collected Rs 6.6 crore in dowry. He was arrested from his house by the Hyderabad police on Saturday. Using the money, the man had bought himself a house and three cars, including a Mercedes Benz.

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St John's offline exam circular triggers row

CSCL receives 4 tenders for Rs 12cr sanitary landfill project

Social distancing goes for a toss on last day of Chhath Puja

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Chemical goon in spoon of chyawanprash: Study
Chyawanprash and shatavari powder have become the go-to products in the pandemic for those seeking overall well-being — but unwanted ingredients like caffeine or corn starch can lie hidden amid all the natural goodness.

Pandemic powers IT boom, hiring resumes in sector

Daily Covid case tallies in Ahmedabad, Gujarat at record highs
In the 24 hours ending 5pm on Saturday, Gujarat breached the 1,500 Covid-19 cases in a day for the first time, reporting 1,515 cases. Ahmedabad city and district also reported their highest one-day tallies of new cases, at 354 and 373, respectively.

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Up to Tamil Nadu governor to take call on Perarivalan release, says CBI
CBI has informed the Supreme Court that the decision on release of Perarivalan, life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, rests squarely with the Tamil Nadu government but refuted the convict's claim that he was unaware of the purpose for which the conspirators made him buy batteries used for detonating explosives by the human bomb to kill the former PM in 1991.

Tamil Nadu: DMK, AIADMK fight to pay medical fee, students gain
A day after allotting 7.5% of MBBS and BDS seats in the state to government school students, the Tamil Nadu government and the opposition DMK vied with each other to pay fees to the government/private medical/dental colleges concerned.

Shah lauds TN govt; EPS, OPS say BJP will be ally in 2021 poll

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Karnataka: Eight long weekends coming up next year
Amid signs of a Covid-19 vaccine coming into the market in early 2021, people of Karnataka can hope to resume travelling next year in greater comfort. And helping that along, eight long weekends are in sight, starting with April 2. Besides, the government has released a list of 19 restricted holidays, 10 of which fall on a Friday or Monday. This includes New Year, Christmas and Guru Nanak Jayanthi.

Karnataka: Property registration fee three per cent for flats of Rs 20 lakh-35 lakh
In an attempt to boost the economy and bring back buoyancy to the real estate sector, the state government has reduced property registration tax to 3% for purchase of residential flats costing up to Rs 35 lakh.

Bengaluru: Ex-CVC to probe charges against Akshaya Patra management
Akshaya Patra Foundation’s newly constituted board of trustees formed a two-member committee headed by former Central Vigilance Commissioner KV Chowdary to look into issues raised by the erstwhile trustees and audit committee. Chowdary is one of the new non-executive trustees on the APF board.

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Covid-19: Slight surge in Maharashtra & Mumbai's cases for fourth day in a row
A gentle surge in the daily number of Covid-19 cases was apparent across the state as well as in its capital Mumbai for the fourth day in a row.

80-year-old, son die after bike rams tempo in Mumbai
A 31-year-old man and his 80-year-old father were killed after their bike rammed into a stationary tempo on the middle of the road at Vakola junction at Kherwadi. Police arrested tempo driver Mangeni Vitthal Mallale (23) and cleaner Mahadev Kolekar for causing death due to negligence, and under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Mumbai: Woman found with skeleton of mom under cot
In a bizarre case, a 47-year-old mentally-ill woman was found living with the skeletal remains of her 83-year-old mother under a bed in their 1,500 sqft cottage in Khar’s Chuim village. There is no clarity on when and how the senior citizen died

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Delhi University to start special cutoff admissions from Tuesday
The admissions for Delhi University in the special cutoff category will begin from Tuesday. The university postponed the admission dates from November 18 after several Covid-19 cases were reported from the DU administration office.

Minimum temperature to remain below normal this week in Delhi: IMD
The mercury in Delhi is likely to remain below normal mark for the next week with the IMD forecasting the minimum temperature to remain below 10 degrees Celsius till November 27.

Daily Covid cases just under 6,000 in Delhi, but death toll above 100
Delhi recorded more than 100 Covid deaths for the second consecutive day on Saturday with 111 people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths due to Covid has now gone up to 8,270. Of this, 1,759 deaths have taken place in November alone.

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Delhi University to start special cutoff admissions from Tuesday
The admissions for Delhi University in the special cutoff category will begin from Tuesday. The university postponed the admission dates from November 18 after several Covid-19 cases were reported from the DU administration office.

Minimum temperature to remain below normal this week in Delhi: IMD
The mercury in Delhi is likely to remain below normal mark for the next week with the IMD forecasting the minimum temperature to remain below 10 degrees Celsius till November 27.

Daily Covid cases just under 6,000 in Delhi, but death toll above 100
Delhi recorded more than 100 Covid deaths for the second consecutive day on Saturday with 111 people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths due to Covid has now gone up to 8,270. Of this, 1,759 deaths have taken place in November alone.

More Delhi News»

Delhi University to start special cutoff admissions from Tuesday
The admissions for Delhi University in the special cutoff category will begin from Tuesday. The university postponed the admission dates from November 18 after several Covid-19 cases were reported from the DU administration office.

Minimum temperature to remain below normal this week in Delhi: IMD
The mercury in Delhi is likely to remain below normal mark for the next week with the IMD forecasting the minimum temperature to remain below 10 degrees Celsius till November 27.

Daily Covid cases just under 6,000 in Delhi, but death toll above 100
Delhi recorded more than 100 Covid deaths for the second consecutive day on Saturday with 111 people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths due to Covid has now gone up to 8,270. Of this, 1,759 deaths have taken place in November alone.

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