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News Digest: TRS-BJP margins less than 1,000 in 15% of divisions

THE TIMES OF INDIA
Sunday, December 06, 2020
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TRS-BJP margins less than 1,000 in 15% of divisions

'Dummy' bags 39 votes, mom loses by just 32

Jubilant after Hyderabad result, BJP readies for opposition role

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This antiviral drug blocks Covid virus within 24 hours: Study

Chinese scientists make world's first light-based quantum computer: Report

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.

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Apple announces free repair program for its 'top selling' iPhone: Eligibility and other details

WhatsApp users need to accept 'these terms' or 'delete account'
WABetaInfo has shared screenshots of the 'Terms and Privacy Policy Updates'. These terms reportedly relate to how the world’s most popular messaging app processes user data and will primarily focus on two things. One, how WhatsApp processes your data; two, how businesses can use Facebook hosted services to store and manage their WhatsApp chats.

Google Play Best Innovative games of 2020

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SpiceJet flight undershoots runway on landing
A SpiceJet Bengaluru-Guwahati flight undershot the runway while landing at the destination on Friday (December 4). Luckily, while the Boeing 737 touched down before the designated point on the runway, it did so on the paved area and not on the unpaved part and had a safe landing.

Petrol price at 2-year high of Rs 83 per litre
Petrol price on Saturday breached the Rs 83 per litre-mark in Delhi for the first time in more than two years after a rally in international oil prices forced a 13th increase in rates in the last fortnight. Petrol price on Saturday was raised by 27 paise per litre and diesel by 25 paise, according to a price notification of oil marketing companies.

'No deal between US, TikTok as asset sale date nears'
Short-form video app TikTok and the Trump administration remained at odds over sale of the company's US operations late Friday as a deadline loomed, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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2nd T20I: India favourites to wrap up series despite Jadeja's absence
The chatter around the concussion substitute will remain as a resurgent India, unlikely to be alarmed by all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's absence, seek a series win in the second T20 International against Australia in Sydney on Sunday.

'No need to replace Virat with Rohit as limited overs captain'
There is no need for India to replace Virat Kohli with Rohit Sharma as captain of the limited overs teams, former India batsman VVS Laxman said on Saturday. Laxman also said that a batsman of Rohit's calibre should have been a regular in the Indian Test team, and that his career reminds of his own.

EPL: Manchester City cruise to 2-0 win over Fulham
Manchester City provisionally broke into the Premier League top four after first-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne gave them a comfortable 2-0 home win over struggling Fulham on Saturday.

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MP schools for Classes 1 to 8 to remain shut till March 31: CM

AU's new VC makes major administrative reshuffle

UP CM distributes appointment letters to 36,590 newly appointed assistant teachers

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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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Violence erupts during Paris protest against police brutality
Scores of hooded anarchists launched projectiles at riot police, smashed up shop windows, torched cars and burned barricades during a demonstration in the French capital on Saturday against police violence. The police fired back volleys of tear gas. Thousands of people had began marching peacefully in Paris when the clashes erupted between police and pockets of protesters, most dressed in black and their faces covered. Some used hammers to break up paving stones.

US ends 5 cultural programs with China in further escalation
The departing Trump administration has ended five cultural-exchange programmes with China that it says were being used for Chinese propaganda and had no benefit to the United States.

Gulf states must be consulted in US nuclear deal with Iran: Saudi Arabia
The Gulf states must be consulted if a US nuclear agreement with Iran is revived, Saudi Arabia said Saturday, warning it is the only path towards a sustainable agreement.

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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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Hyd pharma college makes it to top 25 list

Training of IAF flight cadets, officers

Last date for Manuu programmes extended

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644 cases, 23 deaths reported in Punjab

905 test +ve in Himachal, 13 die

Covid shrinks Hindu jathas going to Pak for pilgrimage

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Coronavirus smothers kite-makers' business

Disease deja vu: India's long history of pandemics

Sitting HC judge succumbs to Covid-19

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Kamal Haasan supports M K Surappa, slams Tamil Nadu govt
Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan on Saturday came out in support of Anna University vice-chancellor M K Surappa and lashed out at the Tamil Nadu government for constituting an inquiry committee against the V-C based on an anonymous letter.

Rajinikanth will decide on alliance after party launch: Tamilaruvi Manian
Amid doubts whether the BJP would have a rethink on its alliance with the AIADMK for the 2021 assembly polls in the wake of actor Rajinikanth announcing launch of his party, Tamilaruvi Manian, who has been assigned the task of supervising the formation of the party, said the actor would announce his decision about alliance after launch of the party.

Five electrocuted in separate accidents in Chennai, Kancheepuram
Snapped live cables in pools of water claimed the lives of five people including a Tangedco employee and a woman in three separate accidents in Chennai and Kancheepuram districts on Friday and Saturday.

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Karnataka: Prisoners can meet family via video call
Soon, inmates of central and district prisons of the state can meet family members and friends through video conference. After Covid-19 broke out this March, visitors have been restricted from entering prisons to meet their loved ones.

Bengaluru: Business owners to pay if clients don't mask up
However, business establishments fear they’ll be subjected to harassment, especially when footfall has been low.“The Palike has not thought through the decision.

Good sleep, not popping pills, aids immunity: Bengaluru doctors
Worries about a second wave of infections are driving up consumption of immunity boosters and pills, but doctors say a healthy diet and a good night’s sleep are the only effective methods against disease in general.

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After four days, daily Covid cases dip below 5,000 in Maharashtra; toll under 100
Four days after reporting over 5,000 Covid-19 cases, the state on Saturday reported 4,922 cases and 95 deaths. With this, the total cases in the state stood at 18,47,509, and the fatalities rose to 47,694. The state had been reporting over 100 deaths for the last three days, but the trend was broken on Saturday.

Is Mumbai's Covid curve under control? Positivity rate down to key 5% mark
The decline in Mumbai's Covid graph was clearly evident on Saturday as the 'coronavirus test positivity rate' that was at times as high as 32% during the early phase of the pandemic dipped to 5%.

Maharashtra: Congress minister warns Sharad Pawar against criticising Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader and Maharashtra's women and child development minister Yashomati Thakur on Saturday hit out at NCP president Sharad Pawar, without naming him, for saying that Rahul Gandhi lacked consistency. "Stop commenting on the Congress leadership if you want a stable government," she said.

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Farmers' protests at Delhi borders: Traffic & industry choking, more capital chaos ahead
Traffic moved bumper to bumper on key routes in Delhi on Saturday as thousands of protesting farmers stayed put at the city’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh for the tenth day. The second carriageway of the Chilla border was also closed to traffic during the day.

27 industrial areas to get a makeover push

Swanky Cars In Dust Bowl: State Of An Industrial Hub That Pays Crores In Tax

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Farmers' protests at Delhi borders: Traffic & industry choking, more capital chaos ahead
Traffic moved bumper to bumper on key routes in Delhi on Saturday as thousands of protesting farmers stayed put at the city’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh for the tenth day. The second carriageway of the Chilla border was also closed to traffic during the day.

27 industrial areas to get a makeover push

Swanky Cars In Dust Bowl: State Of An Industrial Hub That Pays Crores In Tax

More Delhi News»

Farmers' protests at Delhi borders: Traffic & industry choking, more capital chaos ahead
Traffic moved bumper to bumper on key routes in Delhi on Saturday as thousands of protesting farmers stayed put at the city’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh for the tenth day. The second carriageway of the Chilla border was also closed to traffic during the day.

27 industrial areas to get a makeover push

Swanky Cars In Dust Bowl: State Of An Industrial Hub That Pays Crores In Tax

More Delhi News»

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