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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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Will make India a preferred global investment hub: PM

Cong seeks Left's help for a 'viable alternative'

'Sonia chose Singh as PM since he was no threat to Rahul'

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How two companies sprinted ahead in extraordinary race for a Covid vaccine

Cold temperatures, Vitamin A capable of burning fat faster, says study
New study published in the journal of Molecular Metabolism shows the effects of cold temperatures and Vitamin A are useful for burning the body fat faster.

New vaccine breakthrough lifts global hope against Covid-19 pandemic
Global hopes of vanquishing the coronavirus pandemic were boosted Monday after a vaccine was found to be nearly 95 per cent effective in a trial, bringing much-needed optimism amid surging infections and grueling new restrictions.

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Google removes 4 Android apps offering loans in India

Nokia teases smartphone launch in India on November 26
Although Nokia has not revealed the names of smartphones it may bring, the list of expected phones include the budget category Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 2.4 or the flagship Nokia 8.3 5G. Both Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 8.3 5G are already listed on the Nokia India website.

6 dos and don'ts to know before using Facebook, Twitter to complain about bad product or service

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Oil firms need to bring in foreign players to unlock resources: Pradhan
India, the world’s third biggest oil importer and consumer, depends on foreign purchases for over 80% of its oil needs. The nation’s oil and gas output has been stagnant for years, forcing it to raise reliance on imports to meet rising fuel demand.

RBI places Lakshmi Vilas Bank under moratorium
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday placed cash-strapped Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) under moratorium for a period of one month and restricted withdrawals at Rs 25,000 for depositors. "The financial position of Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd has undergone a steady decline with the bank incurring continuous losses over the last three years, eroding its net-worth," the RBI said.

Jan-Mar period saw int'l air travel dip by 23%
Covid cast its long shadow on international air travel much before scheduled flights to and from India were suspended on March 22. This January-March saw 1.2 crore fly in and out of India -- down almost a quarter from 1.6 crore in the same period of pre-pandemic 2019.

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Virat and Co undergo Test match simulation during training
The limited-overs competition awaits them first but Indian players, led by captain Virat Kohli, seemed focussed on next month's Tests against Australia as they practised in simulated long-format match conditions complete with pacers using red and pink balls on Tuesday. All the top batsmen and bowlers, who are in all the three squads, were seen taking part in the practice session.

FIFA cancels U-17 women's WC in India, allots it 2022 edition
The Women's Under-17 World Cup in India, which was postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic, was on Tuesday cancelled by the world governing body FIFA and the country was handed the hosting rights of the 2022 edition. The decision was taken by the Bureau of the FIFA Council which took stock of the current global Covid-19 pandemic and its continuing impact on football.

Inspired Thiem outshines Nadal at ATP Finals
Austria's Dominic Thiem produced a stunning display of attacking tennis to beat Rafael Nadal 7-6(7), 7-6(4) in a high-quality duel at the ATP Finals and seize control of their group on Tuesday.

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KAS exam: Candidates move Tribunal alleging irregularities

Odisha will provide free smartphones to all families in 'Swabhiman Anchal' region: CM Patnaik

Colleges in Karnataka reopen to lukewarm response

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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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Japan, Australia reach 'landmark' security agreement
Japan and Australia agreed a breakthrough defence pact on Tuesday facilitating reciprocal visits for training and operations. The Reciprocal Access Agreement strengthens defence ties between the two US allies at a time when China is asserting its role in the region and the United States is going through a leadership transition.

Danish government gets majority to back plan to cull minks
The Danish government said Tuesday that a majority in parliament backed its decision to cull the country's 15 million minks over concerns about a mutated version of the virus that has spread among the animals.

Iran says US move against it would face 'crushing' response
Any US attack on Iran would face a "crushing" response, an Iranian government spokesman said on Tuesday, following reports US President Donald Trump asked for options for a strike on Iran's main nuclear site last week but decided against doing so.

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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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Nizam funds: Grandson lodges complaint with Hyderabad police
A week after filing a petition in the Delhi high court questioning legality of succession certificate, Najaf Ali Khan, grandson of Nizam VII Mir Osman Ali Khan, has lodged a complaint with Hyderabad police against three kin for alleged breach of trust and cheating in the distribution of the Rs 325 crore Nizam Fund. The money was decided in favour of India and the Nizam’s legal heirs by a UK court last year.

GHMC election advanced by 2 months, to be held on December 1
The Telangana government on Tuesday took the opposition by surprise by giving its go-ahead to hold the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections and bringing forward the entire process by almost two months.

Yadav to explore Jana Sena pact

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Haryana: 100-yr-old ex-MLA who beat Hoodas now defeats Covid-19
Former MLA Hari Chand Hooda, who is 100 years old and had once defeated former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, has now triumphed over Covid-19, with which he was infected last week. Hari Chand defeated Hooda from Garhi-Sampla-Kiloi assembly constituency as the Lok Dal candidate in 1982. In 1977, he had defeated the former CM’s father and freedom fighter Ranbir Singh from the same assembly constituency as the Janata Party candidate.

Freight trains' suspension adds to Punjab's grain strain
Punjab’s godowns are literally brimming over with grain due to the "bumper produce" and grain stocks piling up following suspension of freight train movement in the state as a fallout of the farm groups’ protests against the central agri-laws.

Dhindsa's faction defers meet

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'Vaccinating 130 crore people a challenge'
This story originally appeared in AhmedbadMirror on November 17, 2020

Covid-19: 91% of non-requisited beds occupied in Ahmedabad, govt hospitals increase capacity

Nine detained for cake cutting with sword at birthday bash in Ahmedabad
Police have detained nine persons after a video purportedly showed them celebrating a birthday party where one of them cut cakes with a sword at a public place in Ahmedabad, a police official said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Sunday at a colony in the city's Bapunagar locality, he said.

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Chennai: Pay dead cop's kin Rs 63.2 lakh, insurer told
A city accident claims tribunal has directed an insurance firm to pay ₹63.2 lakh to the family of an Andhra Pradesh policeman who was killed after a rashly driven two-wheeler hit the motorcycle he was riding pillion on while on highway patrol duty. The family moved the tribunal seeking a compensation of Rs 1 crore from the insurer.

Chennai's water reserves 60% full after rain in catchment areas
The catchment areas of Poondi, Cholavaram, Red Hills and Chembarambakkam reservoirs received good rain in the past few days and the water storage levels are increasing rapidly. This means good tidings for the city’s core area residents as Metrowater may continue supply of piped water for another six months without exhausting its resources..

Madras HC refuses to stop eviction of squatters from lake
The Madras high court has refused to quash eviction notices issued against 154 encroachers of Chitlapakkam lake. However, the court directed the authorities concerned to consider replies made by encroachers who are residing there for over 60 years and pass appropriate orders.

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Bengaluru drug case: Bineesh Kodiyeri in NCB custody till November 20
Sleuths of Narcotics Control Bureau’s Bengaluru zonal unit on Tuesday took Bineesh Kodiyeri, son of former Kerala CPM secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, into custody for questioning in a drug-peddling case in which two of his aides were arrested in August.

Karnataka high court asks NLSIU to hold test for 1 student
“In a country like ours, if poverty is not a sin, being poor in intelligence too cannot be,” the high court has said, while coming to the rescue of a student of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), who was considered a poor performer with 18 backlog courses to clear from 2016 onwards.

Karnataka: Pro-Kannada outfits plan December 5 bandh against Maratha body
Pro-Kannada activists and opposition parties are up against chief minister BS Yediyurappa’s announcement about setting up the Maratha Development Authority and earmarking Rs 50 crore for it.

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Upmarket schools pull out all stops, but others struggle to buy sanitisers
An international school in the city is setting up a makeshift infirmary in a spare classroom, while a school in Kandivali’s slum pocket is struggling to get the basic sanitisers in place for students. As city schools gear up to reopen their campuses after eight months, their own financial health will determine how they adopt the state’s standard operating procedure (SOP).

Newborn child's body found near Mumbai's Gateway of India
The body of a newborn child was found floating near Gateway of India on Tuesday.

Mumbai: Rural doctor, auto driver among trio held for kidnapping baby
Blowing the lid off a human trafficking racket, Juhu police arrested a rural medical practitioner from Telangana who had paid two Mumbai men for stealing an infant from here. Mohammad Bashiruddin (46) had allegedly charged a childless couple from Telangana Rs 4 lakh, claiming he was helping them legally adopt the infant.

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Delhi may shut 'hotspot' markets for a few days
Faced with a surge in Covid-19 cases, the Delhi government has sought permission from the Centre to shut down for a few days those markets where corona guidelines are being violated, turning them into hotspots.

Red Hot: Oldest Line Gets Glitter Back

Two Jaish members nabbed, police say were planning strike in Delhi
Two alleged “highly radicalised” members of Jaish-e-Mohammed tasked with carrying out a strike in Delhi were arrested by Special Cell of Delhi Police from southeast Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan on Monday night. After “proving their mettle”, the two men were reportedly to be extricated to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) for Fidayeen training.

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Delhi may shut 'hotspot' markets for a few days
Faced with a surge in Covid-19 cases, the Delhi government has sought permission from the Centre to shut down for a few days those markets where corona guidelines are being violated, turning them into hotspots.

Red Hot: Oldest Line Gets Glitter Back

Two Jaish members nabbed, police say were planning strike in Delhi
Two alleged “highly radicalised” members of Jaish-e-Mohammed tasked with carrying out a strike in Delhi were arrested by Special Cell of Delhi Police from southeast Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan on Monday night. After “proving their mettle”, the two men were reportedly to be extricated to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) for Fidayeen training.

More Delhi News»

Delhi may shut 'hotspot' markets for a few days
Faced with a surge in Covid-19 cases, the Delhi government has sought permission from the Centre to shut down for a few days those markets where corona guidelines are being violated, turning them into hotspots.

Red Hot: Oldest Line Gets Glitter Back

Two Jaish members nabbed, police say were planning strike in Delhi
Two alleged “highly radicalised” members of Jaish-e-Mohammed tasked with carrying out a strike in Delhi were arrested by Special Cell of Delhi Police from southeast Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan on Monday night. After “proving their mettle”, the two men were reportedly to be extricated to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) for Fidayeen training.

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