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News Digest: 'Sena, NCP & Cong to fight BMC poll jointly'

THE TIMES OF INDIA
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Today's Headlines

'Sena, NCP & Cong to fight BMC poll jointly'

SAD's Jagir Kaur wins SGPC chief post for 4th time

25% of PM-Kisan beneficiaries are women: Govt data
Nearly one-fourth of beneficiaries under the PM Kisan scheme, launched last year and which was utilised during the lockdown to offer relief to agriculturists, are women, a surprising revelation that indicates that they are also land-holders as is required to receive benefits of the direct transfers from the central government.

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For first time, desi scientist creates virtual liver

AstraZenaca likely to run fresh global vaccine trial, CEO says

Can an arthritis drug treat 'incurable' diabetes?

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Soon, you may be able to play your Xbox games on your smart TV through Xbox app
Microsoft is working on rolling out the support to play Xbox games on smart TVs. This has been confirmed by Xbox chief Phil Spencer in an interview with The Verge where he suggested that this is likely to happen over the next year. When asked about any possible plans of an Xbox TV app Spencer said, “I think you’re going to see that in the next 12 months. I don’t think anything is going to stop us from doing that.”

​Black Friday sale: Smartphones from Apple, Samsung, Realme and Xiaomi available at up to Rs 42,000 discount

PUBG Mobile comeback in India: What may be new, expected launch date and more

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Battle of billionaires: Jeff Bezos, Mukesh Ambani gun for retail supremacy
Jeff Bezos and Mukesh Ambani, two of the world’s richest men, face a turning point in a battle for pre-eminence in India’s booming, nearly trillion-dollar retail market. The outcome of a legal dispute which has embroiled the billionaires’ Amazon.com and Reliance Industries Ltd empires - where a court ruling is imminent - may shape India’s retail landscape for years to come.

Govt bans manufacturing & sale of non-BIS helmets
From June 1, no non-BIS two-wheeler helmet can be manufactured or sold in the country and any violation of this would be treated as an offence. The road transport ministry on Thursday notified the quality control order for two-wheeler helmets to ensure that only safe headgears, which are also termed as “helmet vaccine for head injuries”, are made and sold in India.

Economy to continue on recovery mode: India Inc
With India's GDP clocking a lower contraction of 7.5 per cent in the September quarter, industry and experts expressed confidence of further recovery in the coming months and said the government's actions are bearing fruit.

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Poor bowling costs India opening ODI despite valiant Hardik show
Hardik Pandya's (90 off 76 balls) career-best effort wasn't good enough to compensate for a forgettable bowling effort as India slumped to a 66-run defeat against Australia in the 1st ODI. Virat Kohli's men started exactly on a note they wouldn't have liked, giving away 374 runs in 50 overs. For Australia, Aaron Finch (114 off 124) and Steve Smith (105 off 66) scored contrasting hundreds.

Will bowl when time is right: Hardik Pandya
He will bowl only when the time is right, said India's top all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Friday, urging the team to groom other players with multiple skill-sets after his bowling was badly missed in the opening ODI loss to Australia in Sydney.

Our body language was disappointing: Virat Kohli
India skipper Virat Kohli questioned his team's body language after the opening ODI loss to Australia and said Hardik not being fit to bowl is affecting the side's balance as he doesn't have enough all-rounders at his disposal. India made a dismal start to their tour of Australia, losing the first ODI by 66 runs, chasing a mammoth 375-run target after Finch and Smith smashed hundreds for the hosts.

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Schools in Mizoram to remain closed till year end to prevent spread of Covid-19

45 lakh minority students in Bengal granted scholarship this year, more w benefit: Official

Pradhan seeks Central University status to Utkal University

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Cher to visit Pakistan to help 'world's loneliest elephant'

Global warming likely to raise disease risk for animals

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

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Thai pro-democracy protesters warn of possible coup

Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program 'assassinated'

Trump says will leave WH, but maintains fraud claim

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Cher to visit Pakistan to help 'world's loneliest elephant'

Global warming likely to raise disease risk for animals

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

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Parties ride on freebies, but where's the money?

Hetero to produce 100m Sputnik shots

After Nivar, sea 'spews' gold beads near AP village

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Haryana to observe Saturday as 'Sampling Day'

Last barricades at Hry border fall as farmers shelve sit-in strategy

BSF nabs drug smuggler, seizes 8kg heroin, pistol

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HC issues contempt notice to govt over aid to auto drivers

Fire NOC mandatory for all factories

Fire safety gear installation only half done at Sola Civil Hospital

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15 mechanised boats sink at Chennai's Kasimedu during Nivar
Nearly 15 mechanised boats tied to finger jetties at the Kasimedu fishing harbour have sunk following heavy rain triggered by Cyclone Nivar. The boats were anchored between two trawlers.

Cyclone Nivar: Police inspect rain-hit outskirts, distribute relief
Police commissioner Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal on Friday visited Mudichur and nearby areas in Tambaram and distributed relief material to those affected in the rain brought by cyclone Nivar. He visited a relief centre where residents of Selaiyur, Laskshmi Nagar, Astalaakshmi Nagar were put up.

Tamil Nadu: Shutters of Poondi reservoir opened after five years
Inflow touched 10,254 cusecs (cubic feet per second) at Poondi on Friday, and PWD authorities released water at 1,000 cusecs from the reservoir after five years.

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Bengaluru: As interest rates drop, the young want to buy property
The young are once again showing keenness to buy property. Analysts say the number of enquiries from youngsters on buying property has risen sharply over the past few months, driven by a steep fall in interest rates and the expectation that employers will offer the option to work from home even after the pandemic.

@19 degrees in Bengaluru, day temperature touches lowest in four years
On Thursday, mercury dipped to its lowest during daytime in four years, even as Bengalureans scurried for woollens and grabbed piping hot cuppas. The minimum temperature during the day was 19 degrees Celsius, while the maximum was 20.4, Met officials said.

Govt makes fresh push to study JSW land deal in Ballari
The BJP government on Friday reconstituted a cabinet sub-committee to review the controversial land deal with JSW Steel in Ballari. The committee is likely to be headed by industries minister Jagadish Shettar, with law minister JC Madhuswamy, mines and geology minister CC Patil and forest minister BS Anand Singh as the other members.

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Supreme Court slams Bombay high court for 'abdicating its duty as a protector of liberty'
The SC on Friday spoke firmly about the sanctity of personal liberty and said it was the sacred duty of courts to ensure the state did not use criminal laws as a weapon to selectively harass citizens. It made the observation while considering the case relating to an FIR filed by Maharashtra against TV anchor Arnab Goswami in the abetment to suicide case, reports Dhananjay Mahapatra.

BMC demolition of Kangana Ranaut's bungalow illegal, mala fide: HC
The Bombay high court on Friday held that the BMC’s action of razing renovations in actor Kangana Ranaut’s bungalow at Pali Hill, Bandra, was “illegal and high-handed” and “actuated by mala fides”.

Sena will contest BMC polls with Congress & NCP: Uddhav Thackeray
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray announced on Friday that the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress would contest elections to the country’s richest civic body in early 2022 together, reports Prafulla Marpakwar.

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Night curfew in Delhi: Positivity rate to decide future course, says health minister Satyendar Jain
Health minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said Delhi government would take a decision on night curfew keeping in mind the trend of positivity rate of Covid-19 cases, which is declining.

Can't use stadiums to detain farmers: Delhi health minister
Delhi government on Friday rejected Delhi Police's request to use nine stadiums as temporary prisons in view of the farmers' "Dilli Chalo" protest.

Delhi govt's lax enforcement led to Covid surge, Centre tells SC
The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that the AAP government's "laxity" in enforcing Covid-19 guidelines and precautionary measures, "failure" to keep specific commitments on improving healthcare infrastructure and "inability" to increase testing capacity had led to a huge surge in infections in the capital.

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Night curfew in Delhi: Positivity rate to decide future course, says health minister Satyendar Jain
Health minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said Delhi government would take a decision on night curfew keeping in mind the trend of positivity rate of Covid-19 cases, which is declining.

Can't use stadiums to detain farmers: Delhi health minister
Delhi government on Friday rejected Delhi Police's request to use nine stadiums as temporary prisons in view of the farmers' "Dilli Chalo" protest.

Delhi govt's lax enforcement led to Covid surge, Centre tells SC
The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that the AAP government's "laxity" in enforcing Covid-19 guidelines and precautionary measures, "failure" to keep specific commitments on improving healthcare infrastructure and "inability" to increase testing capacity had led to a huge surge in infections in the capital.

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Night curfew in Delhi: Positivity rate to decide future course, says health minister Satyendar Jain
Health minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said Delhi government would take a decision on night curfew keeping in mind the trend of positivity rate of Covid-19 cases, which is declining.

Can't use stadiums to detain farmers: Delhi health minister
Delhi government on Friday rejected Delhi Police's request to use nine stadiums as temporary prisons in view of the farmers' "Dilli Chalo" protest.

Delhi govt's lax enforcement led to Covid surge, Centre tells SC
The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that the AAP government's "laxity" in enforcing Covid-19 guidelines and precautionary measures, "failure" to keep specific commitments on improving healthcare infrastructure and "inability" to increase testing capacity had led to a huge surge in infections in the capital.

More Delhi News»

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