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Thursday, December 03, 2020
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Under what power did you direct banks to freeze Amnesty a/cs, K'taka HC asks ED

'Can't allow tree-felling in name of Krishna'

Char Dham road project vital to national security, govt tells SC

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Putin orders 'large-scale' vaccinations in Russia from next week
Russian President Vladimir Putin told health officials Wednesday to start widespread vaccinations next week, adding that the country had produced close to 2 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine. ​​The announcement came the same day Britain approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for a rollout starting next week. Last week,Russia announced that interim test results showed the Sputnik V vaccine was 95 percent effective.

UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine: Who gets it first?

UK gives Pfizer vaccine a shot: 10 things to know

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How Google just saved iPhone users from hackers stealing their data
Apple iPhone had major security vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to run arbitrary code on any nearby iOS device and steal all the user data.

Here's why Microsoft is selling this ugly Windows sweater
Microsoft will be donating some amount from the sales of the sweater to a nonprofit organisation called Girls Who Code. For those unaware, Girls Who Code enables women to take up computer science by offering classes and courses.

Vivo V20 Pro with 64MP main camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC launched: Price, availability and more
Priced at Rs 29,990, the Vivo V20 Pro comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G processor, which makes it 5G-ready. It offers a triple rear camera setup with a 64MP main sensor. On the front, it houses a dual camera setup with 44MP main sensor. Backed by a 4000mAh battery, the Vivo V20 Pro comes with 33W fast charge support that is claimed to charge the device up to 65% in 30 minutes.

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Nearly 60 applicants rush to bid for Rel Capital's biz

Ant Group considers Paytm stake sale amid tensions with India: Report
Chinese fintech giant Ant Group is considering selling its 30% stake in digital payment processor Paytm amid tensions between the two Asian neighbours and a toughening competitive landscape, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Exports dip 9% in November: Govt data
In November, oil imports dipped 43.34 per cent to $6.27 billion. It was down by 48.7 per cent to $44.10 billion during April-November 2020, the data showed. Exports during April-November 2020 were $173.49 billion, compared with $211.17 billion during the corresponding period a year ago, exhibiting a negative growth of 17.84 per cent. Merchandise imports during the eight month period of 2020-21 declined by 33.56 per cent to $215.67 billion.

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3rd ODI: India avoid series whitewash with 13-run victory over Australia
Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah found his mojo and the Indian team its winning ways in a morale-lifting 13-run triumph over Australia in the third and final ODI on Wednesday, salvaging some of the lost pride in a 1-2 series defeat. An in-form Hardik Pandya blasted 92 not out off 76 balls and Ravindra Jadeja's useful 66 off 50 took India to a healthy 302 for 5 in 50 overs after an inept show in the first 30 overs.

Time for Team India to strengthen backup pacers pool in T20 series
Virat Kohli talked about ‘freshness’ the changes brought in the playing XI on Tuesday. India have managed to stop a streak of losing ODIs and as they move on to the T20 leg of the tour, India’s preparation for two T20 World Cups in the 24 months begin. The freshness, that largely came with seamers Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan, could be a pointer that India need to groom a solid backup pool for Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami.

'Need to play with heart & desire when you come Down Under'
After registering a 13-run win over Australia in the third and final ODI, India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday hailed the never-say-die attitude shown by his team when put under pressure situations.

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CBSE Board Exam 2021: Officials rule out conducting exams online, to be in written mode only
"No final decision has been taken regarding the dates for conduct of board exams, and consultations with stakeholders are still in process. The exams, as and when they are conducted, will be in written mode and not in an online mode. The exams will be conducted following all Covid protocols," a senior CBSE official said.

Rajasthan PTET allotment result 2020 released

Pune International Centre to hold its 8th national conference on social innovation

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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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PIO MP tables motion calling for justice for Bhopal gas tragedy victims

Cyclone Burevi slams into eastern Sri Lanka
During the day Sri Lankan authorities evacuated over 75,000 people from homes on the east coast where cyclone Burevi, packing winds of up to 90 kph (56 mph) was set to hit. The island's disaster management centre advised those living near its path to stay indoors. Earlier in the day Athula Karunanayake, the chief of the meteorology department said the wind speeds could reach 80 to 90 kph (50 to 56 mph).

Putin orders 'large-scale' vaccinations in Russia from next week
Russian President Vladimir Putin told health officials Wednesday to start widespread vaccinations next week, adding that the country had produced close to 2 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine. ​​The announcement came the same day Britain approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for a rollout starting next week. Last week,Russia announced that interim test results showed the Sputnik V vaccine was 95 percent effective.

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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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Women rejected for linemen job, HC orders pole climbing skill test

Overtaking at curve proves fatal, 7 of family from Old City killed

Naidu, Lokesh linked to cos owning Amaravati land, says petitioner

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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to meet Amit Shah before farmer talks
Prior to the scheduled meeting of representatives of farm groups and central ministers on Thursday, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh is scheduled to meet Union home minister Amit Shah in the morning. Farmers from Punjab and other states are holding massive protests at Delhi borders against the Centre’s farm laws.

Death at protest: AAP offers aid

Guest column: How can India be happy when farmers are hungry & unhappy?

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Man duped of Rs 1L, gets paper and soap instead of dirhams

High court orders release of Narayan Sai on furlough

Covid patient dies, kin make ruckus at hospital

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Tamil Nadu: Colleges reopen, students stay away
After a gap of more than eight months, arts and science, and professional colleges across Tamil Nadu reopened on Wednesday for postgraduate students and research scholars. But most colleges in Chennai reported thin attendance.

Giving children of convicts a new life

PMK back to old ways in fight to stay relevant as polls near

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Top Karnataka officials reviewing V K Sasikala plea
The prison head office in the Karnataka government is considering the remission and early release request of expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, who is serving fouryear jail term in connection with the disproportionate assets case.

Bengaluru: Garbage mounds may hasten Gangashetty Lake's slow death
Heaps of unsegregated waste are piling up on the banks of Gangashetty Lake near KR Puram. Some mounds are seven feet tall, emanating stench and adding to the woes of the water body, which is already choking due to sewage inflow and rampant encroachment.

50% of Karnataka urbanised by next year
About 50% of the state’s population will be living in cities by 2021, as the census next year may reveal.According to the 2011 census, the level of urbanisation in Karnataka was 39.6%.

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Home dialysis sessions double in Mumbai amid pandemic
Amidst the pandemic, there’s been an increase in the number of kidney-failure patients undergoing dialysis at home though the procedure costs twice as much as it does in a hospital.

Covid hits Mumbai airport plans worth almost Rs 3,000 crore
The Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) has deferred capital expenditure of almost Rs 3,000 crore as Covid-19 has led to a sharp fall in the number of air travellers, reducing airports virtually to ghost towns with no immediate need to carry out what in prepandemic times were long-overdue capacity enhancement projects. Sources said these include the Rs 1,200 crore plan to reconstruct Terminal 1B, which goes back to 1965 and is now “structurally weak”.

Mumbai: Cabbie dies after falling while chasing mobile thief
A 55-year-old taxi driver lost his life hours after falling down while in hot pursuit of his passenger who had fled with his cellphone. The incident took place near Bhendi Bazaar in the early hours of Sunday.

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None Of The Roads Leads To & From Delhi

Punjab CM playing 'dirty politics' over farm laws: Arvind Kejriwal
Hitting out at Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said no politics should be done over the stir by farmers against the three farm laws passed by the Centre. Kejriwal termed the claims of the Punjab CM that the farm laws had been notified by Delhi government false and part of “dirty politics”.

Delhi: Up to 15% rise in RT-PCR after rates slashed by a third
Two days after Delhi government slashed the rates of RT-PCR tests, the demand for the same has been increasing gradually. A health department official said 5% to 15% increase in the RT-PCR test count had been witnessed across the districts.

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None Of The Roads Leads To & From Delhi

Punjab CM playing 'dirty politics' over farm laws: Arvind Kejriwal
Hitting out at Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said no politics should be done over the stir by farmers against the three farm laws passed by the Centre. Kejriwal termed the claims of the Punjab CM that the farm laws had been notified by Delhi government false and part of “dirty politics”.

Delhi: Up to 15% rise in RT-PCR after rates slashed by a third
Two days after Delhi government slashed the rates of RT-PCR tests, the demand for the same has been increasing gradually. A health department official said 5% to 15% increase in the RT-PCR test count had been witnessed across the districts.

More Delhi News»

None Of The Roads Leads To & From Delhi

Punjab CM playing 'dirty politics' over farm laws: Arvind Kejriwal
Hitting out at Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said no politics should be done over the stir by farmers against the three farm laws passed by the Centre. Kejriwal termed the claims of the Punjab CM that the farm laws had been notified by Delhi government false and part of “dirty politics”.

Delhi: Up to 15% rise in RT-PCR after rates slashed by a third
Two days after Delhi government slashed the rates of RT-PCR tests, the demand for the same has been increasing gradually. A health department official said 5% to 15% increase in the RT-PCR test count had been witnessed across the districts.

More Delhi News»

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