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Friday, December 04, 2020
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K'taka min says farmers who die by suicide are 'cowards', sparks row

'Bid by tukde-tukde gang to hijack stir'

Holding talks with open mind, tillers' welfare priority: Tomar

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Singapore's nod for cell-based meat sale, encourages Indian food researchers
The recent approval by Singapore government for sale of laboratory created cell-based meat (or cultivated `vegetarian’ meat) has encouraged the Indian food researchers to use cell-based meat technology for mass production, as this will eliminate the cruel practice of raising and killing animals for purpose of meat.

Many trial volunteers got placebo vaccines. Do they now deserve the real ones?

Chinese probe completes moon sampling
The Chang'e-5 spacecraft, named after the mythical Chinese moon goddess, landed on the moon Tuesday and has now completed its gathering of lunar rocks and soil, the China National Space Administration said.

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Google is adding these two features to Maps and Search for business owners
This feature will be available for verified businesses only, said the company in a blog post. Citing a rise in communication between business owners and customers as a reason for the roll out of this feature, Google said, “As more people try to make more informed decisions before leaving the house, we’ve seen an uptick in the number of messages sent to businesses. Since the beginning of this year, people have initiated more than twice as many messages to merchants right from Business Profiles on Search and Maps.”

15 best iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch apps of 2020

Watchout Google, TikTok may be testing a new time limit
Video-sharing platform TikTok may soon allow users to record up to three-minutes long videos, as per social media consultant Matt Navarra. He tweeted regarding this with a screenshot that says that the aforementioned feature is still in the early access stage.

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IndiGo wishes Happy New Year to employees by removing leave without pay from Jan 1
IndiGo is removing leave without pay (LWP) from all departments in the New Year. With domestic air travel gradually recovering — while international flights are happening under air bubbles and Vande Bharat Mission — the airline has taken this decision in anticipation of improved revenues.

Indian economy is gradually recovering: IMF

EU Commission refuses to lift ban on Pakistani flights over safety, license concerns

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Virat Kohli vs Sachin Tendulkar: The numbers game after 12k ODI runs
On Wednesday when Virat Kohli scored his 23rd run in his 63 runs knock vs Australia in the third ODI in Canberra, he went past another career milestone of 12,000 ODI runs. In the process he also broke Sachin Tendulkar's record of being the fastest to the mark in ODIs in terms of innings played. Virat took 242 innings to get to 12K runs, while Sachin had taken 300 innings to get to the same mark.

India expected to pose tougher challenge to Australia in T20Is
Short of resources in ODIs, India will have enough options to choose from to pose a stiffer challenge to Australia when the two sides clash in a three-match T20 series beginning on Friday.

Natarajan can do well under Virat's captaincy, says Ghavri
Indian cricket has seen a dearth of left-arm fast bowlers who have been able to cement a place for themselves in the playing XI of late.

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Maharashtra teacher wins global award worth USD 1 million

IPU launches 'first-of-its kind' course in fire and safety audit to train firefighting professionals

NTA AISSEE application registration date extended to Dec 18, apply here

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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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Azerbaijan says 2,783 of its soldiers killed in Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan said on Thursday that 2,783 of its soldiers were killed during its conflict with ethnic Armenian forces over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, and that more than 100 of its troops were still missing.

WHO looks at possible 'e-vaccination certificates' for travel
The WHO does not recommend countries issuing "immunity passports" for those who have recovered from Covid-19, but is investigating the prospects of using e-vaccination certificates, a WHO expert said. ​​"We are looking very closely into the use of technology in this Covid-19 response, one of them how we can work with member states toward an e-vaccination certificate," he said.

Donald Trump expected to flex pardon powers on way out door
Advocates and lawyers anticipate a flurry of clemency action from President Donald Trump in the coming weeks that could test the limits of presidential pardon power. Trump is said to be considering a slew of pardons and commutations before he leaves office, including potentially members of his family, former aides and even himself.

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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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GHMC elections: Results by noon, hopefuls plan celebrations
After a hectic poll season, city residents are waiting in anticipation for the results of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections for which counting will take place on Friday.

2-month oath-taking wait for new GHMC corporators
Newly-elected GHMC corporators will have to wait for two months to take oath. The reason: The term of the present GHMC council lasts till February10.

Hyderabad Nizam fund: Heirs say no to panel's pennies
In a fresh twist in the Hyderabad Fund case, some legal heirs of the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan, have refused to depose before an expert committee to distribute a small portion of the fund. The committee was proposed by Mukarram Jah, the titular nizam of Hyderabad and one of the beneficiaries of the fund.

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Punjab announces Sahitya Ratna, Shiromani awards since 2015

Sohna brand honey qualifies purity tests by CSE: Randhawa

PMU formed to look after brass tacks: ETPB

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Computer class owner flouts Covid rules, held

'No sniffing mouths of drunk suspects'

'Compliance improved due to fear of Covid social service'

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Couple take oath as judges of Madras high court
History was repeated when a judge-couple -- Justice Murali Shankar Kuppuraju and Justice Thamilselvi T Valayapalayam -- were sworn in judges of the Madras high court on Thursday. It is only the second instance in the history of Indian judiciary that a husband-wife couple have taken oath together.

Cyclone Burevi brings heavy rain across Tamil Nadu even as it weakens
After moving at a speed of 9kmph over Gulf of Mannar close to Pamban, cyclonic storm Burevi, which brought widespread rainfall in the state, weakened into a deep depression on Thursday evening. IMD officials said the system is likely to further weaken into a depression on Friday morning after crossing Ramanathapuram and Tuticorin.

'Spiritual politics means clean politics. We will bring change'

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Karnataka moves SC over NLSIU domicile quota
The Karnataka government has moved the Supreme Court, challenging the Karnataka high court’s verdict striking down the National Law School India University (NLSIU) Amendment Act, 2020, which provided for 25% horizontal reservation for domicile students.

10-year-old boy herding cattle killed by crocodile in Karnataka's Raichur
A 10-year-old boy who was herding a cattle at a remote village was killed and eaten by a crocodile. Mallikarjun R’s friends saw him being carried away on Wednesday afternoon, and his remains were found by a river bank on Thursday.

No nod for bandh on Saturday, says Bengaluru top cop
Elaborate police arrangements have been put in place in the city for Saturday’s Karnataka Bandh called by pro-Kannada organisations to protest the state government’s decision to constitute the Maratha Development Board, said police commissioner Kamal Pant.

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Mumbai: Man gets 2 years' rigorous imprisonment for groping woman at CSMT
A travel firm employee was convicted by a magistrate court on Tuesday, eight years after he had groped a woman at CSMT. Kailas Pahadi (30) was sentenced to two years' rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs10,000, of which Rs8,000 will be given as compensation to the victim.

Assistant BMC commissioner sorry, to pay Rs 1 lakh fine for HC order breach
Pulled up by Bombay high court for breach of its order to personally hear the owner of Lalit Restaurant & Bar at Dhobi Talao before passing a demolition order, the assistant municipal commissioner of C ward apologised and agreed to pay Rs 1 lakh fine towards KEM Hospital’s poor patients’ fund.

'There seems to be a lack of consistency': Sharad Pawar on Rahul Gandhi
Celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the triparty Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra hit a note of controversy with NCP president Sharad Pawar, who is also the architect of the coalition, making critical observations on the leadership of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

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Delhi: Obstacle course in national chaos region
Diversions, barricades and blockades have thrown traffic between Delhi and the NCR cities, particularly Sonipat, Noida and Ghaziabad, out of gear. Building up over the past week at various border points, disruptions due to the farmer agitation hit traffic for the first time on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway on Thursday when protesters at UP Gate blocked the Ghaziabad-Delhi lanes, forcing police to divert traffic. It led to daylong traffic snarls.

Racing car hits two in Delhi's Civil Lines, 48-year-old woman dies
A 48-year-old woman was killed after a racing car hit her when she was crossing the road in north Delhi's Civil Lines on Tuesday morning. In the collision, the woman was thrown into the air and died from her injuries. Police have arrested the driver, a BTech graduate who was returning from a wedding. Another man who was also crossing the road at the same time was also hit by the car, but survived the accident.

Delhi: CISCE seeks partial reopening of schools
Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has written to chief ministers of all the states and heads of Union territories to allow schools to reopen partially, especially for students of classes X and XII, from January 4.

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Delhi: Obstacle course in national chaos region
Diversions, barricades and blockades have thrown traffic between Delhi and the NCR cities, particularly Sonipat, Noida and Ghaziabad, out of gear. Building up over the past week at various border points, disruptions due to the farmer agitation hit traffic for the first time on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway on Thursday when protesters at UP Gate blocked the Ghaziabad-Delhi lanes, forcing police to divert traffic. It led to daylong traffic snarls.

Racing car hits two in Delhi's Civil Lines, 48-year-old woman dies
A 48-year-old woman was killed after a racing car hit her when she was crossing the road in north Delhi's Civil Lines on Tuesday morning. In the collision, the woman was thrown into the air and died from her injuries. Police have arrested the driver, a BTech graduate who was returning from a wedding. Another man who was also crossing the road at the same time was also hit by the car, but survived the accident.

Delhi: CISCE seeks partial reopening of schools
Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has written to chief ministers of all the states and heads of Union territories to allow schools to reopen partially, especially for students of classes X and XII, from January 4.

More Delhi News»

Delhi: Obstacle course in national chaos region
Diversions, barricades and blockades have thrown traffic between Delhi and the NCR cities, particularly Sonipat, Noida and Ghaziabad, out of gear. Building up over the past week at various border points, disruptions due to the farmer agitation hit traffic for the first time on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway on Thursday when protesters at UP Gate blocked the Ghaziabad-Delhi lanes, forcing police to divert traffic. It led to daylong traffic snarls.

Racing car hits two in Delhi's Civil Lines, 48-year-old woman dies
A 48-year-old woman was killed after a racing car hit her when she was crossing the road in north Delhi's Civil Lines on Tuesday morning. In the collision, the woman was thrown into the air and died from her injuries. Police have arrested the driver, a BTech graduate who was returning from a wedding. Another man who was also crossing the road at the same time was also hit by the car, but survived the accident.

Delhi: CISCE seeks partial reopening of schools
Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has written to chief ministers of all the states and heads of Union territories to allow schools to reopen partially, especially for students of classes X and XII, from January 4.

More Delhi News»

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