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Saturday, December 05, 2020
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More Punjabi writers return Sahitya awards

Dharmendra posts, deletes tweet on farmers

US OKs $90 million defence hardware sale to India

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Japan spacecraft approaches Earth to drop asteroid samples
Japanese space agency officials said Friday the Hayabusa2 spacecraft is on its intended trajectory as it approaches Earth to deliver a capsule containing samples from a distant asteroid that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.

Kidney disease leading risk factor for Covid hospitalisation: Study

China's spacecraft takes off from moon with lunar samples
A Chinese spacecraft carrying the country's first lunar samples has started its return journey from the moon, according to the country's space authority.

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Xiaomi starts rolling out MIUI 12 to Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro users globally
The Android 11-based MIUI 12 is being rolled out to all Mi 10 series users across the globe and comes with October 2020 security patches, claims a report by XDA Developers. Since it is a staggered roll out, some users may receive it before the others. As part of the update, the smartphone company is rolling out system level changes in terms of increased system security as well as camera level changes with emphasis on vlogs.

2020: The year Apple found its mojo back in India
It’s not been a normal year by any measure as a global pandemic has been raging on impacting lives like never before. Perhaps in a rather perverse way it is fitting that Apple is not having a ‘normal’ year either in India. The Cupertino-based tech giant is on course to having one of its greatest ever years in a market that has proven to be a tough nut to crack. If analysts’ estimates are to be believed, Apple will end the year with as many 2.5 million shipments of the iPhone in 2020. If Apple does hit that number then it would have sold the most iPhones in India since 2017.

14 apps, gadgets and services Google killed in 2020

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'Report on corps in banking is by a panel, not RBI's view or decision'

Sensex breaches 45k for 1st time on foreign fund flows

RBI extends liquidity to stressed sectors with cheaper refinance

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1st T20I: 'Concussion Sub' Chahal trumps Australia, India win by 11 runs
Yuzvendra Chahal turned out to be the perfect concussion substitute after an injured Ravindra Jadeja did his part with the bat as the duo played their roles to perfection in India's impressive 11-run victory over Australia in the first T20 International on Friday.

Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of remaining T20Is against Australia
Indian cricket team suffered a major blow as the in-form player Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the remaining two matches of the three-match T20I series against Australia. Jadeja sustained a concussion after being hit on the left side of his forehead in the final over of the first innings of the first T20I against Australia in Canberra on Friday.

'Jadeja complained of dizziness after returning to dressing room'
"He got hit on the helmet in the last over (off Mitchell Starc) and when he came back to the dressing room, he was asked by the physio (Nitin Patel) how he felt. He (Jadeja) said that he was feeling a little dizzy," Samson told mediapersons during the post-match virtual media conference.

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To avoid radicalisation, govt must support youth with Edu, jobs: experts

AUD starts session with oath

TNAU gets patent for protein-based crop growth booster

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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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Coronavirus claims 1.5m lives globally, infections top 65m

Erdogan says he hopes France gets rid of President Macron
Turkey's president has renewed his vitriolic attacks on French President Emmanuel Macron, saying he hopes France will get rid of him soon.

WHO chief warns poor could be 'trampled' in vaccine push
The head of the World Health Organization warned Friday that the poor risk being "trampled" as wealthy nations roll out Covid-19 vaccines, which he said should be a public good.

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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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Hyderabad: Five dead in two mishaps at same spot as van wades into crowd
In two road mishaps, one after the other at the same spot, five persons were killed and about 15, including three cops, injured in Siddipet on Friday. The second accident happened after a van ploughed into cops and locals attending to victims in a car that had crashed into a culvert at the spot.

Hyderabad: Short of numbers, TRS will have to seek MIM support to hold on to mayor post
The ruling TRS, which fell short of the required numbers to take the mayor throne, may seek the support of AIMIM. In return, the TRS is expected to offer deputy mayor post to Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM.

Poll mark error triggers turf war between SEC, Telangana high court
An error in giving out stamping sticks to voters at some polling booths during the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election on Friday has snowballed into a power struggle between the State Election Commission (SEC) and the Telangana high court.

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Punjab: Former national boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu to give back Dronacharya award
Anger over mistreatment of farmers is growing in Punjab and prominent Punjabis have started to return their awards.

Bittu calls Kangana 'rotten apple from HP'

SGPC to give Rs 1 lakh to kin of each protester who died

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No prescription needed in Gujarat for Covid test
A notification dated December 3 by the state health department abolished the requirement of a medical prescription for a Covid-19 test.

Cities infected, these villages have anti-virus cover

On bail, Rajasthan sarpanch seeks court nod to run village

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Chennai: This 'Bullet' cannot be dodged
In police circles, monikers are usually reserved for criminals to distinguish them from those with similar names. The one that has stuck to head constable R Saravana Kumar of Abhiramapuram station is thanks to his prowess in recovering stolen Royal Enfields.

Chennai: No bail for man jailed in assault case
A metropolitan magistrate court in Egmore cancelled three bail petitions of a man named Vimal who is jail for attacking a woman two weeks ago.

Rain lashes Chennai, bad drains leave low-lying areas in knee-deep water
The deep depression that Cyclone Burevi has weakened into may be far away from the city, but the almost incessant rain that it brought on Friday left several areas waterlogged.

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Ban public events from Dec 20: TAC
The hospitality sector, which is hoping to make up for lockdown losses as the year closes, appears in for a rough time as the Covid-19 technical advisory committee has recommended the government ban all New Year celebrations, religious and political events from December 20 to January 2 across the state.

SC adjourns hearing on Ragini Dwivedi's bail plea to January
The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Karnataka government asking it to file objections to the bail petition moved by Sandalwood actress Ragini Dwivedi, who has been arrested in a drug-peddling case, and adjourned the hearing to first week of January.

Low interest rates make it a good time to buy property in Bengaluru
Builders and bankers say that the low interest rate environment makes it an ideal time to buy residential property.“Canara Bank is offering interest rates as low as 6.9%.

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Mumbai Metropolitan Region: After three-month gap, second FYJC merit list to be released today
The education department will announce the second merit list for first-year junior college (FYJC) students at 11am on Saturday after a gap of nearly three months. More than 2.4 lakh seats are on offer for students in Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

Mumbai: ED says declare kin of Iqbal Memon fugitive economic offenders
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed an application before a special court requesting that drug smuggler Iqbal Memon alias Mirchi's wife, Hajra, and their two sons, Asif and Junaid, should be declared fugitive economic offenders.

Supreme Court five-judge Constitution bench for Maratha quota case
Three months after it put an interim stay on the Maratha quota, the Supreme Court is set to have a five-judge Constitution bench to hear the matter on December 9 at 2 pm.

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Reconsider stand on keeping spas shut: Delhi HC
Delhi High Court has asked the AAP government to reconsider its decision on keeping spas shut, pointing out that, when salons have opened, why not spas.

Covid-19: Record 85,000 tests, positivity rate 4.8% in Delhi
Delhi recorded 4,067 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, taking the infection tally to 5.86 lakh. The toll rose to 9,497 with 73 more deaths.

Forum to bring EV stakeholders on one platform

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Reconsider stand on keeping spas shut: Delhi HC
Delhi High Court has asked the AAP government to reconsider its decision on keeping spas shut, pointing out that, when salons have opened, why not spas.

Covid-19: Record 85,000 tests, positivity rate 4.8% in Delhi
Delhi recorded 4,067 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, taking the infection tally to 5.86 lakh. The toll rose to 9,497 with 73 more deaths.

Forum to bring EV stakeholders on one platform

More Delhi News»

Reconsider stand on keeping spas shut: Delhi HC
Delhi High Court has asked the AAP government to reconsider its decision on keeping spas shut, pointing out that, when salons have opened, why not spas.

Covid-19: Record 85,000 tests, positivity rate 4.8% in Delhi
Delhi recorded 4,067 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, taking the infection tally to 5.86 lakh. The toll rose to 9,497 with 73 more deaths.

Forum to bring EV stakeholders on one platform

More Delhi News»

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