News Digest: Mumbai cops search homes of suspects in TRP scam

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Monday, November 02, 2020
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Mumbai cops search homes of suspects in TRP scam
The Mumbai crime branch searched the residences of two suspects, Ashish Choudhary and Abhishek Kolawade, in the TRP manipulation scam over the weekend and recovered laptops, pen drivers and cash amounting to Rs 13.2 lakh.

HC: Special Marriage Act one of earliest efforts towards UCC
The Allahabad HC, while issuing an order in a habeas corpus writ petition recently, said it is disconcerting that one should change one’s faith just for the sake of matrimony when two people professing different religions can marry under Special Marriage Act, which is ‘one of the earliest endeavours towards Uniform Civil Code’.

Religion card? Islam Gymkhana bans rummy

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'Hydrogen Wars' pit Europe vs China for $700 billion business
Niels-Arne Baden has a problem. The factory he’s building for Green Hydrogen Systems is too small. Plans for the Denmark site to be one of the largest for assembling the machines that make hydrogen from electricity were finalized about a year ago. But demand for those electrolyzers is growing so fast that Baden’s now planning to double its size.

Space station turns into world-class laboratory in 20 years

Covid-19 risk in airplanes, restaurants, grocery stores cannot be easily compared: Scientists
In the research, funded by airlines, airports and aircraft manufacturers, scientists from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in the US, said the ventilation system in airplanes made of high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters continuously circulate and refresh the air supply, "filtering out more than 99 per cent of the particles that cause Covid-19."

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Apple is replacing these AirPods Pro free of cost
If you have been experiencing some issue with the audio quality of your AirPods Pro, then you are not alone. According to Apple, “a small percentage of AirPods Pro” users may be facing sound issues with their devices. Apple is offering free replacement for these AirPod Pro models. The replacement offer is valid on AirPods Pro (left, right or both).

These 16 sensors in smartwatches, fitness bands help in measuring heart rate, SpO2 and more

OnePlus 8T Review: A complete package

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Banks told to credit 'interest on interest' to borrowers: RBI to SC

GST collections cross Rs 1 lakh crore in October
GST collections in October stood at over Rs 1.05 lakh crore, crossing for the first time Rs 1 lakh crore mark since February this year, the finance ministry said on Sunday. The total number of GSTR-3B returns filed till October 31, 2020, is 80 lakh.

Reliance Capital starts monetisation process

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IPL: Kolkata keep slim play-off hopes alive with 60-run win over Rajasthan
Captain Eoin Morgan displayed his big heart and Pat Cummins justified his multi-million dollar price tag while keeping Kolkata Knight Riders' slender IPL play-off hopes alive with a resounding 60-run victory over Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. KKR finished the league stage with 14 points from 14 games with a net run-rate of -0.214, which currently puts them in fourth spot in the table for a day.

Why IPL 2020 is officially the most competitive season ever
The end result of Sunday's double header is that the playoff race has now come down from six teams to four vying for three open playoff berths. Monday's match between DC and RCB will decide who finishes second on the points table behind Mumbai Indians. The loser of Monday's match will then have to wait and see what happens in the SRH vs MI match on Tuesday, which will be the last league stage match.

IPL: CSK end season with 9-wicket win, KXIP too knocked out
Chennai Super Kings crushed Kings XI Punjab by nine wickets to end their worst-ever IPL season on Sunday on a positive note, with Ruturaj Gaikwad's third successive half-century providing hope for a bright future for the team. The result also cut short KXIP's campaign in the 13th season of the lucrative event.

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Free online classes for Maharashtra FYJC students from Monday: SCERT

IIT BBS offers winter internship for non-IIT students

AP govt launches app to monitor educational institutions during Covid-19 pandemic

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

India initiates probe into alleged dumping of LDPE plastics

Two ponds earmarked for idol immersion, steps being taken to clean waterbodies: Pollution board

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Clashes in Spain as anger at virus curbs rises
Protesters in several Spanish cities clashed with security forces for a second night running, police said Sunday, as exasperation and anger over coronavirus restrictions grow worldwide.

China begins world's biggest census drive to count its population

Ten dead, three missing as 2020's strongest typhoon slams Philippines
At least 10 people died and three others were missing after Typhoon Goni, the world's strongest typhoon this year, barrelled through the south of the Philippines' main island of Luzon on Sunday, an initial government report showed.

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

India initiates probe into alleged dumping of LDPE plastics

Two ponds earmarked for idol immersion, steps being taken to clean waterbodies: Pollution board

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Rs 1 crore seized from kin of BJP Dubbak candidate, say cops
On the last day of campaigning for the Dubbak assembly bypoll, Hyderabad police on Sunday said they had seized Rs 1 crore unaccounted cash from the brother-in-law of BJP contesting candidate M Raghunandan Rao in Begumpet.

Telangana registers 5% growth in GST since pandemic
In what is seen as a revival of markets in Telangana, the state for the first time showed 5% growth in GST collection since the Covid-19 pandemic reared its head in March this year.

Plaint filed for missing woman

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Manohar Lal Khattar, Anil Vij hint at Haryana law to counter 'love jihad'
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his home minister Anil Vij on Sunday said that the BJP-JJP coalition government too is considering a legislation to check the so-called incidents of ‘love jihad’ — relationships between Muslim men and Hindu women to deliberately convert the religion of these women— as anger in the state grows over the murder of 21-year-old college student by her stalker, who was her former classmate, last week in Ballabhgarh.

Rare 20mn-yr-old fossil of palm leaves found in Ladakh

NCR farm fires, local factors behind poor Delhi air: Punjab

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Cancellation sought: Controversy erupts over Gujarat University paper leak

Gujarati-origin campaigners present on both sides of fence

151 get distinction in LLB final

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Flights to carry 1,500kg extra fuel to meet monsoon skies

Conman siphons off Rs 75,000 from elderly woman's bank account

Five TN cops get nat'l accolades for busting fundamentalists

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Bengaluru: CCB puts notice on ex-mayor's residence
Central Crime Branch sleuths on Sunday pasted a notice on former mayor Sampath Raj’s residence, directing him appear before the investigation officer in a case related to the attack on MLA Akhanda Srinivasamurthy’s house on August11.

Quality check: Only if you are happy will BBMP clear road contractors' bills
Are you happy with the state of your road? It is only if you say ‘yes’ will the contractor maintaining the road get his bill cleared by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). This novel plan is being contemplated by the civic body to enhance citizen participation and contractor accountability in laying and maintenance of roads in the country’s tech capital.

Bengaluru: Gold paste worth ₹83 lakh found inside flyer's clothes
A passenger, who tried to slip in over 1.6kg of gold worth Rs 83 lakh in the form of paste by hiding it in specially stitched compartments inside his clothes, landed in custody of Bangalore Customs on Saturday.

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Getting back on track: CR and WR to run 88% of local services from today in Mumbai
From Monday, 88% of the local train services will be up and running as Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) have decided to run 2,773 of their total combined 3,141services.

Mumbai's next Covid peak will be smaller than previous surges: TIFR
The next peak in Mumbai's Covid graph, if at all, is unlikely to be as damaging or widespread as the May or the September Covid surges, according to scientists from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Colaba. However, hospitalisations would be much higher if the city opened up completely in the first week of November as against January 1, their studies have projected.

Mumbai: Islam Gymkhana bans rummy, members livid
The 129-year-old sea-facing Islam Gymkhana near Marine Drive, a popular sports hub and centre for socio-cultural activities, is in the eye of a storm after its president Yusuf Abrahni banned rummy and other card games on its premises.

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Delhi: Only half the number of interstate buses to run
After seven months, the three interstate bus terminals (ISBTs) in the city are finally ready to reopen, with safety measures in place to fight both Covid-19 and deteriorating air quality.

Lawyers, litigants still prefer safe distance from courts

Elderly couple running dhaba duped? Delhi Police launch probe
The south district police has started a probe into allegations by the elderly owner of Baba Ka Dhaba after receiving a complaint claiming misappropriation of funds. The owner claimed that many donations were made to the elderly couple running the eatery but the person managing the funds gave him only Rs 2 lakh.

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Delhi: Only half the number of interstate buses to run
After seven months, the three interstate bus terminals (ISBTs) in the city are finally ready to reopen, with safety measures in place to fight both Covid-19 and deteriorating air quality.

Lawyers, litigants still prefer safe distance from courts

Elderly couple running dhaba duped? Delhi Police launch probe
The south district police has started a probe into allegations by the elderly owner of Baba Ka Dhaba after receiving a complaint claiming misappropriation of funds. The owner claimed that many donations were made to the elderly couple running the eatery but the person managing the funds gave him only Rs 2 lakh.

More Delhi News»

Delhi: Only half the number of interstate buses to run
After seven months, the three interstate bus terminals (ISBTs) in the city are finally ready to reopen, with safety measures in place to fight both Covid-19 and deteriorating air quality.

Lawyers, litigants still prefer safe distance from courts

Elderly couple running dhaba duped? Delhi Police launch probe
The south district police has started a probe into allegations by the elderly owner of Baba Ka Dhaba after receiving a complaint claiming misappropriation of funds. The owner claimed that many donations were made to the elderly couple running the eatery but the person managing the funds gave him only Rs 2 lakh.

More Delhi News»

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