News Digest: We walk our own path, promote own ideology: Nadda

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Saturday, November 14, 2020
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We walk our own path, promote own ideology: Nadda
In his first interview after the Bihar polls and bypolls in nine other states, BJP president J P Nadda tells Akhilesh Singh that the win against the RJD-led alliance is important even though the organisation could have achieved more. He talks about the main issues in the campaign and the meaning of the verdict. Excerpts from the interview:

HC rejects Ekta plea on case

Ulfa(I) finds new dy chief, sends message

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Jupiter moon Europa glows in dark, finds Nasa

World's top intensive care body advises against remdesivir for sickest Covid patients
Antiviral remdesivir should not be used as a routine treatment for Covid-19 patients in critical care wards, the head of one of the world's top bodies representing intensive care doctors said, in a blow to the drug developed by US firm Gilead.

IISc researchers discover 5 new species of vine snakes

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YouTube cancels Rewind this year: Reason 2020
Every year Google owned YouTube released a “Rewind” video which consists of the recap of the trends which went viral along with the major moments and happenings of the year. However, this year the company has decided to break its decade long tradition of releasing a rewind video. The company has announced that there will be no rewind video for the year 2020.

​Facebook brings disappearing messages in Vanish mode on Messenger
Social networking giant Facebook recently introduced Disappearing Messages feature on WhatsApp. Now the company has announced Vanish mode for its Messenger app. The company has also confirmed that soon the Vanish mode will also be available for users on Instagram.

Amazon sale: 20 gadgets available at Rs 999 or less

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High food prices hurting poor, pain to persist
India’s retail inflation may stay elevated for at least three more months after hitting a six-year high in October, as excess rain has damaged standing crops and seedlings, while edible oils that the country imports have become expensive.

G20 strikes historic debt pact to help poor states
G20 countries have agreed for the first time on a common framework for restructuring government debt, in anticipation of the coronavirus crisis leaving some poorer nations struggling to pay and in need of relief.

High prices, Covid take sheen of Dhanteras
The second day of pre-Diwali Dhanteras witnessed a tepid response from shoppers on Friday as gold and silver sales have likely to be fallen by up to 35 per cent year-on-year due to high prices and COVID-19 induced financial distress, although consumers moved to online buying to make most of the festival, jewellers said.

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Lot of talent in store, IPL is ready for expansion: Rahul Dravid
Former India captain Rahul Dravid strongly believes that Indian Premier League is "ready for expansion" in terms of number of teams without compromising on the quality as well as quantity of talent available in the country. Dravid said that if there are more teams, all the talented players could be fitted in and there won't be a drop in quality.

Nadal desperate to prove himself indoors at ATP Finals
Rafael Nadal says he is determined to improve his poor record on indoor courts as he bids to win the ATP Finals for the first time in his illustrious career.

Kohli's absence will be sad but India have got superstars: Lyon
Veteran spinner Nathan Lyon believes Virat Kohli's absence in the last three Tests of upcoming series doesn't necessarily make Australia favourites to lift the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as India boast of a lot of "superstars" in their team.

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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).

Modi unveils Vivekananda's statue in JNU, says ideology should not override national interest

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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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Dutch ban New Year fireworks over virus fears
New Year's celebrations in the Netherlands are notoriously wild, with people setting off tens of millions of euros (dollars) worth of fireworks in back gardens and streets, often causing injuries.

Greece find Covid-19 among mink at two farms: Ministry official
Greek authorities have found Covid-19 in mink at two farms in northern Greece, an agriculture ministry official said on Friday. ​​The Covid-19 strain in the mink had not mutated, the official said, adding that 2,500 mink at one farm in the northern Kozani region would be culled.

Russian, North Korean hackers target vaccine work: Microsoft
Microsoft said it has detected attempts by state-backed Russian and North Korean hackers to steal valuable data from leading pharmaceutical companies and vaccine researchers. ​​It said in a blog post Friday that most of the attacks in recent months were unsuccessful, but provided no information on how many succeeded or how serious those breaches were.

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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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Telangana: Drunk techie rams Mercedes into bike of couple out for Diwali shopping, kills one
A private club manager died and his wife was severely injured after a software professional driving a Mercedes Benz hit the couple’s motorbike near Cyber Towers junction at Madhapur in the early hours of Friday. The accused, Kashi Vishwanath (29), was allegedly driving under the influence of liquor at the time of the accident.

SC softens HC ban, allows green crackers for 2 hours in Telangana
The Supreme Court on Friday modified the Telangana high court’s blanket ban on firecrackers and allowed their bursting for two hours from 8-10pm on Diwali. The bench of Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, however, made it clear that revellers can celebrate with only green crackers.

Lookout notice grounds Sujana Chowdary, Telangana HC lets him fly
After being prevented from flying abroad on Thursday due to a lookout notice by the CBI and ED, former Union minister and BJP Rajya Sabha member YS Chowdary moved Telangana HC on Friday.

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Amarinder meets child artist Noor

Tawde made in-charge of BJP in Hry

4-day rain, snow forecast in HP

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Debt bloats from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 70 lakh in 3 years, Gujarat contractor turns monk
Loan-sharks are known to push people to the brink demanding obscenely high interest rates. A labour contractor and the son of a former Class I officer from Gandhinagar was forced to renounce life and turn a monk at Girnar in a bid to extricate himself out of the vicious debt trap involving six moneylenders.

Vehicle demand stays muted

On fest break, prevent break-in at home

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When Chennai is lit up for Diwali
On Diwali night, it is not only houses that will be lit up with lamps and lights. Greater Chennai Corporation will switch on disco lights, also known as dynamic lights, on 10 bridges in the city.

Triple murder in Sowcarpet: Tami Nadu police tail suspects for 900km, nab 3 in Maharashtra
Two days after an elderly couple and their son were found shot dead at their house in Sowcarpet, police arrested three suspects after a 900km hot pursuit near Solapur in Maharashtra around 3am on Friday.

Probe against Anna University VC for abuse of power, financial wrongs
The state government on Friday ordered an inquiry by a retired judge of the Madras high court into allegations of financial irregularities and abuse of power by Anna University vice-chancellor M K Surappa, saying “prima facie the allegations are serious in nature.”

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Bengaluru: Ravi Belagere passes away
Journalist-writer Ravi Belagere, who worked at the intersection of Kannada literature and journalism besides giving crime reporting a racy narrative both in print and on TV, passed away in Bengaluru following a heart attack on Friday. He was 62.

Bengaluru: Man held for faking seal on passport
A 27-year-old man from Andhra Pradesh was arrested for allegedly tampering with the immigration seal of Mumbai airport on his passport and using it to fly to Tanzania.

Bengaluru: Techie's chit fund firm downs shutters; investors file plaint
A new Ponzi scam has surfaced in the city with hundreds of people approaching Jnanabharathi police station on Thursday, accusing the managing director of a chit fund company of cheating them after promising them high returns on investments.

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Diwali weekend witnesses big crowds at glittering Mumbai markets
Bazaars of Dadar, Crawford Market, Andheri and Bandra were filled with shoppers on Friday, the eve of the biggest Hindu festival of Diwali. Saturday's Naraka Chaturdashi marks the main ritual of Lakshmi Puja whose mahurat falls between 6.01-8.01pm in Mumbai.

Pressure snag: Flight for Mumbai returns to Delhi
A SpiceJet flight from Delhi to Mumbai had a cabin pressurisation problem, forcing the pilots to divert and land back in Delhi on Sunday morning.

Mumbai: For health staff, Diwali's just another day at work
While Mumbaikars lit up their homes and prepared for the Diwali weekend, thousands of healthcare workers gave travelling to their hometowns a miss and chose to tend to Covid patients instead. Many decided against even meeting their near and dear ones despite being in the same city for fear of passing on the infection.

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CM Arvind Kejriwal to perform puja, asks Delhiites to join virtually
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to Delhiites to join him virtually in worshipping Goddess Laxmi on Saturday evening.

Policemen give a second livelihood to sex workers

Delhi: Buy, buy on Diwali; bye bye to norms
A look at the city markets on the eve of Diwali would make one believe that Covid-19 was only a myth. People thronged the popular shopping hubs, paying little heed to the pandemic preventive norms, evading the vigil of police and municipal staff. Market associations claimed to have done their best to enforce the Covid norms, but pleaded helplessness at having to manage such huge crowds.

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CM Arvind Kejriwal to perform puja, asks Delhiites to join virtually
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to Delhiites to join him virtually in worshipping Goddess Laxmi on Saturday evening.

Policemen give a second livelihood to sex workers

Delhi: Buy, buy on Diwali; bye bye to norms
A look at the city markets on the eve of Diwali would make one believe that Covid-19 was only a myth. People thronged the popular shopping hubs, paying little heed to the pandemic preventive norms, evading the vigil of police and municipal staff. Market associations claimed to have done their best to enforce the Covid norms, but pleaded helplessness at having to manage such huge crowds.

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CM Arvind Kejriwal to perform puja, asks Delhiites to join virtually
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to Delhiites to join him virtually in worshipping Goddess Laxmi on Saturday evening.

Policemen give a second livelihood to sex workers

Delhi: Buy, buy on Diwali; bye bye to norms
A look at the city markets on the eve of Diwali would make one believe that Covid-19 was only a myth. People thronged the popular shopping hubs, paying little heed to the pandemic preventive norms, evading the vigil of police and municipal staff. Market associations claimed to have done their best to enforce the Covid norms, but pleaded helplessness at having to manage such huge crowds.

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