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Guangzhou Evergrande defender Zhang Linpeng facing injury lay-off
Beijing, Dec 3 (IANS) Guangzhou Evergrande defender Zhang Linpeng will be ruled out of action for six weeks due to an ankle injury picked up in an Asian Champions League game, the Chinese Super League club has announced.
2020-12-03
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Once dreaded 'queen of outlaws' Phoolan now a 'veerangana' (IANS Special)
Jalaun (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 3 (IANS) Bandit queen-turned-politician Phoolan Devi has been conferred the title of 'veerangana' (a brave warrior) by the Eklavya Welfare Society in Jalaun district.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Samsung offers 150 new scholarships to Navodaya Vidyalaya students
Gurugram, Dec 3 (IANS) Samsung India on Thursday announced to offer 150 fresh scholarships to Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya students qualifying for an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) or a National Institute of Technology (NIT) for the academic year 2020-21, under the 5th edition of its Star Scholar programme.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Haryana,Technology,Education
Pakistan's Covid-19 cases surpass 406k mark
Islamabad, Dec 3 (IANS) Pakistan's overall coronavirus caseload has increased to 406,810 after an additional 3,499 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
GHMC: Repolling underway in Old Malakpet division
Hyderabad, Dec 3 (IANS) Repolling got underway on Thursday in Old Malakpet division of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) amid tight security.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Amazon to deploy AI-powered distance assistant at India sites
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Amazon India on Thursday announced to deploy the Distance Assistant solution across its operational sites in the country, that reminds the workers to maintain social distancing in real-time through visual cues and sensors.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Petrol, diesel become dearer after OMCs raise retail prices
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Oil marketing companies on Thursday increased the prices of petrol and diesel after keeping the retail prices unchanged for the past couple of days.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Energy transmission can be valuable revenue for Railways: IEEFA
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Indian Railways should explore the use of sections of its extensive network for electricity transmission infrastructure, according to a report.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Energy efficiency's weakest progress threatens climate goals: IEA
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The already sluggish pace of global progress on energy efficiency is set to slow further this year due to the economic impacts of the Covid-19 crisis, deepening the challenges of reaching international energy and climate goals and making stronger government action critical, a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RBI asks HDFC to temporarily stop issuing new credit cards
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) The Reserve Bank has asked HDFC Bank to temporarily stop all launches of the 'Digital Business generating activities and sourcing of new credit card customers.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ED searches 26 locations across India linked to PFI (Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Swinging into action, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday carried out searches at over 26 locations across the country in connection with the probe into the Popular Front of India (PFI) fundings.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
31 Himachal cops test positive for Covid-19
Shimla, Dec 3 (IANS) As many as 31 police personnel have tested positive for coronavirus in Himachal in the past 24 hours, officials said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Democrats hint willingness towards trimmed-down Covid-19 relief
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Senior Democrats, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have signaled willingness to embrace a trimmed-down Covid-19 relief bill, urging Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to join negotiations.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rajini vows 'honest govt' for TN; party to be floated in Jan
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) Actor Rajinikanth on Thursday said he would float his political party in January and an announcement in that regard will be made on December 31, 2020.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Differences in immunity likely protect kids from severe Covid
Sydney, Dec 3 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that differences in the immune systems and better blood vessel health were among the factors protecting children from severe Covid-19.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Australia,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Indian Gas Exchange gets authorisation from regulator
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Country's first automated delivery-based gas trading platform - Indian Gas Exchange (IGX) has secured its authorisation to operate as a Gas Exchange as per the provisions of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (Gas Exchange) Regulations, 2020 for a period of 25 years.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cong leader held on charges of causing B'luru riots
Bengaluru, Dec 3 (IANS) The Central Crime Branch Police on Thursday arrested Congress leader and former Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) member A.R. Zakir in connection with the riot case.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sequoia India partners Niti Aayog to boost women entrepreneurship
Bengaluru, Dec 3 (IANS) Sequoia India on Thursday said it has partnered with government think-tank Niti Aayog on a year-long partnership to promote women entrepreneurship in India.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Biden urges Americans not to travel during holiday season
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden has urged all Americans not to travel during the upcoming holiday season due to the unabated coronavirus resurgence in the country, which is currently the worst-hit in the world.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Many Indians willing to take salary cuts to WFH permanently: Report
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, at least 54 per cent working Indians said that they love working from home (WFH), of which 34 per cent are willing to take a 10 per cent salary cut to work from home indefinitely, a new report said on Thursday,
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Shah-Amarinder meet on farmers' issue
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A crucial meeting started on Thursday noon between Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here as the next round of talks between farmers and the Centre also got way.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EU unveils plan to improve ties with US
Brussels, Dec 3 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has unveiled a comprehensive plan to improve its ties with the US, which the bloc believes has been severely damaged under the current administration of President Donald Trump.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
ED conducts searches at premises of top PFI leaders
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday conducted searches at the residence and offices of top Popular Front of India (PFI) leaders, including its national chairman O.M.A. Salam.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US CDC shortens Covid-19 quarantine period
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its guidelines regarding the Covid-19 quarantine period, from 14 days to seven to 10 days, depending on one's test results and symptoms.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Shruti Vyas looks back at the pandemic with mixed feelings
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANSlife) Actress Shruti Vyas, who is the star of Zee Theatre's latest teleplay 'Some Times', looks back at a year of unexpected challenges for cinema and theatre professionals and says that the new normal has "definitely blessed us with a lot of new learnings".
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Williamson, Latham help NZ take Day 1 honours in 1st Test against WI
Hamilton, Dec 3 (IANS) Skipper Kane Williamson and opener Tom Latham on Thursday scored brilliant half centuries as New Zealand dominated the proceedings on the opening day of the first Test against West Indies being played at the Seddon Park.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Coimbatore Literary Awards: Awards not just to reward writers for persistent effort
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANSlife) Literary awards are immensely significant in the present publishing world, and are not just an approach to reward writers for all their persistent effort but to acquaint readers with the works of authors for whom spotlight is hard to come by, believe the organisers of Coimbatore Literary Awards, which has just held its first edition.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Bira 91 wins big at European Beer Challenge 2020
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANSlife) Indian beer brand Bira 91 has won the Europeon Beer Challenge 2020. It bagged five medals across categories.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Forest Essentials launches 'Botanical Beauty' collection
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANSlife) Luxury Ayurveda brand Forest Essentials has introduced their first ever naturally-infused Botanicals Beauty Collection.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Good support system makes it easier: Kareena on how she manages work, personal life
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANSlife) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan thinks one has to section the day well enough to be able to balance work and personal life.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Pak violated UN resolution it sponsored by transferring Kartarpur Sahib control: India
United Nations, Dec 3 (IANS) India has accused Pakistan of violating the spirit of a UN resolution it had itself sponsored by transferring the control of the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara to a non-Sikh body.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amaal Mallik speaks up for legal rights of musicians, lyricists
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Singer Amaal Mallik feels musicians and lyricists should be granted the legal right of their works, which they deserve.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
RIL tops Fortune India 500 list of India's largest companies
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has been ranked Number One in the 2020 Fortune India 500 list of Indias largest companies.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mumbai's Tao Art Gallery to open first post-Covid exhibition
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANSlife) An upcoming art exhibition in a Mumbai-based gallery will present the works of six prominent artists, and presents as a "tribute to the culture of consuming art in the best way ? live in person".
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Light snow likely in Kashmir & Zojila Pass area on Friday
Srinagar, Dec 3 (IANS) The local weather office forecast on Thursday light snow at isolated places in the Kashmir Valley and the Zojila Pass area on Friday and another spell of rain and snow in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on next week.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
OPEC+ to meet for talks on output policy
Vienna, Dec 3 (IANS) The group of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies, known as OPEC+, will meet on Thursday over a possible extension of production cuts in the coming months.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
California reports record spike in daily Covid-19 cases
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) California reported a record single-day increase of more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases, significantly surpassing the previous high of 18,350 set last week, health authorities said.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Agitated farmers block highway leading to Delhi from UP
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Scores of agitated farmers on Thursday blocked the National Highway-9, leading to the closure of a key flyover which connects Uttar Pradesh to the national capital in a bid to show their resentment against the three farm laws.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Google confirms to shut down 'Poly' 3D platform next year
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Google has made it official that it is going to shut down Poly, its 3D platform, next year.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Addition of two new IPL teams on agenda for Dec 24 BCCI AGM
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Addition of two new teams to the Indian Premier League (IPL) is amongst the long agenda for the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) 89th Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held on December 24, for which a notice has been issued. At present, eight teams compete in the IPL.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bollywood drugs probe: 2 NCB officials suspended
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) In a major embarrassment, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has suspended two officials from their Mumbai Zonal Unit for alleged suspicious role which enabled two accused get relief in the ongoing Bollywood-drugs mafia investigations, official sources said here on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US colleges, varsities seek $120bn Covid-19 relief
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) A coalition of US colleges and universities has urged Congress and President Donald Trump's administration to finalise negotiations on a Covid-19 relief with at least $120 billion for higher education.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Farmer leaders to again meet Union Ministers on farm laws
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Representatives from various farmer organisations will meet the Union Ministers over their reservations with regards to the three farm laws.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gurugram traffic police issues fresh advisory amid farmers' stir
Gurugram, Dec 3 (IANS) As farmers' protest against the Centre's new agricultural laws continued for the eighth consecutive day, the Gurugram traffic police on Thursday issued a fresh advisory to commuters and asked them to avoid certain routes.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Haryana,National
MDH owner Mahashay Dharampal Gulati passes away
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, the owner of the spices brand 'MDH' passed away on Thursday morning.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Re-wilding big prey animals help restoring tiger habitat: Study
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A new Wildlife Conservation Society-led first-of-its-kind study shows how to fully restore a key tiger landscape by re-wilding it with big, juicy prey animals.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
China's Chang'e-5 completes sampling on moon
Beijing, Dec 3 (IANS) China's Chang'e-5 probe has completed sampling on the moon, and the samples have been sealed inside the spacecraft, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: International, China,Politics,Science/Tech
Team has good chance to go a long way in Tokyo Olympics, says Jarmanpreet
Bengaluru, Dec 3 (IANS) Defender Jarmanpreet Singh, who has been one of the shining stars for the Indian men's hockey team in the past two years, is currently focussed on maintaining consistency in order to find a place in the side which will travel to Tokyo next year for the Olympic Games.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Ahead of talks, Noida-Gzb routes to Delhi shut, Hry borders sealed
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Hours before the scheduled talks between the agitating farmer leaders and the Centre on Thursday, the Delhi Traffic Police shut down the NH-9 and NH-24 from Ghaziabad to Delhi to stop any more farmers joining the agitation and entering the national capital.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US reports 2,713 new Covid-19 deaths, highest since April
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The US reported 2,713 new coronavirus fatalities in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since April, which increased the country's overall death toll to 273,316, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Microsoft acquires eSports platform Smash.gg
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Microsoft has acquired esports platform Smash.gg for an undisclosed sum, a company that claims to currently supports more than 6,000 active event organisers across a broad mix of games.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Interpol's global alert on organised crime targeting Covid vax
Lyon (France), Dec 3 (IANS) Interpol has issued a global alert to the law enforcement agencies across its 194-member countries warning them to prepare for organized crime networks targeting Covid-19 vaccines, both physically and online.
2020-12-03
Category: International, France,National,Health/Medicine
US limits service animals on flights to dogs only
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Under a new regulation issued by the US Department of Transportation, airlines will no longer consider emotional support animals as service animals, limiting dogs as the only type that can fly with travellers for free.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Air India employees prepare to bid for carrier
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Air India employees are preparing to bid for the national carrier in partnership with a private equity fund and each employee will be asked to contribute Rs 1 lakh towards the bid.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Survey reveals gender/race-based discrimination at US federal agency
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Some 30 per cent of employees at the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said they were discriminated against based on their gender or race, a survey has revealed.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Telangana's active Covid cases drop below 10K
Hyderabad, Dec 3 (IANS) Telangana has scaled an unprecedented peak with active coronavirus cases dropping below 10,000 as the state's recovery rate continues to improve.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
SC grants pre-arrest bail to ex-Punjab DGP in 1991 murder case
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to former Punjab Director General of Police Sumedh Singh Saini in a three decade-old Balwant Singh Multani murder case.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AirPods, Watches help Apple lead global wearable market in Q3
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Apple led the global wearable market with 33.1 per cent share during the third quarter and AirPods along with Apple Watches were hugely popular due to pandemic-driven demand, a new IDC report has said.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Ex-French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing passes away
Paris, Dec 3 (IANS) Valery Giscard d'Estaing, the President of France from 1974 to 1981 and a key actor in European integration, has passed away at the age of 94, the media reported.
2020-12-03
Category: International, France,Politics
Cyclone Burevi: Shah dials TN, Kerala CMs, assures support
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday spoke with Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the wake of Cyclone Burevi and assured them of all the possible support from the Centre.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Shalini Vatsa & the art of metamorphosis
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) : Dhanya in 'Peepli Live, Kanta Bai in 'Sacred Games, 'Karma Devi in Gurgaon and Lata Kutty in 'Ludo -- her quiet (and sometimes not so) intensity ascertains that the screen belongs to her no matter who is sharing the frame with her.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
'US economy plateauing due to Covid-19 resurgence, lack of fiscal support'
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The US economy is "plateauing" due to a continued resurgence of new coronavirus cases across the country and the lack of fiscal support, a senior Federal Reserve official said.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Amazon in talks to buy podcast publisher Wondery: Report
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Amazon is reportedly in talks with podcast startup Wondery about a potential acquisition as the tech giant pushes further into the growing audio sector.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bengal T20 Challenge: Sumanta leads Customs to victory
Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) Calcutta Customs captain Sumanta Gupta led from the front and helped his side defeat table toppers Town Club by six wickets to return to winning ways in the ongoing Bengal T20 Challenge being played at the Eden Gardens.
2020-12-03
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Iraqi, French Presidents call for reducing regional tension
Baghdad, Dec 3 (IANS) Iraqi President Barham Salih and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have called for reducing regional tensions and stressed the need to continue international efforts to combat terrorism and extremism.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
UP boy found dead after 20-hour rescue operation from borewell
Mahoba (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 3 (IANS) The four-year-old boy, who had fallen into a borewell in the Budhaura village, was brought out dead on Thursday morning.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google acquires data management company Actifio
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Google Cloud has acquired data management company Actifio which is a leader in backup and disaster recovery for an undisclosed sum.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US judge strikes down Trump's H1-B rules on higher wage, added curbs
New York, Dec 3 (IANS) A US federal judge has struck down two rules introduced by President Donald Trump's administration requiring higher wages for those getting H1-B employment visas, adding restrictions and tightening some required qualifications.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Palestinian PM urges serious measures against Israeli settlements
Ramallah, Dec 3 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye has called on the donor countries to take more serious measures to boycott the Israeli settlements.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Israel,Politics
60,145 Argentinian healthcare workers contract Covid-19
Buenos Aires, Dec 3 (IANS) At least 60,145 healthcare workers in Argentina have contracted the novel coronavirus, and 362 of them died as a result, according to a senior Health Ministry official.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Prayagraj student is PETA's 'volunteer of the year'
Prayagraj, Dec 3 (IANS) The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has named O P Jindal Global Universitys student Ayan Banerjee as its 2020 'volunteer of the year.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Germany extends Covid-19 curbs till January
Berlin, Dec 3 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that the federal and state governments have agreed to extend the country's current Covid-19 restrictions till January 10, 2021.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Stephanie Frappart first woman to referee in men's Champions League game
Turin, Dec 3 (IANS) Stephanie Frappart has become the first female to officiate a men's match in UEFA Champions League.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Soldier commits suicide in J&K's Shopian district
Srinagar, Dec 3 (IANS) An army man shot himself with his service rifle on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
BHU holds virtual art exhibition
Varanasi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Banaras Hindu Universitys faculty of visual arts is holding a virtual exhibition "The Hinterland Conundrum" to showcase the artwork of 12 recently graduated students from all the departments of the varsity.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Steadfast in demands, farmers threaten to scale up protests if black laws not repealed
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) As the protests against the new agricultural policies entered its eighth day on Thursday, the farmer leaders once again reiterated their demands as they set out for another round of talks with the central government.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UN, Ethiopia agree on humanitarian access to Tigray
United Nations, Dec 3 (IANS) The UN and the Ethiopian government have reached an agreement on humanitarian access to areas under the latter's control in the conflict-ridden Tigray region, officials said.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Boeing 737 Max resumes flights in US after 20-month grounding
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The Boeing 737 MAX fleet of aircraft, which were globally grounded after two fatal crashes involving the model that took place within months, resumed its first commercial flight in the US after 20 months.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Google spied on employees before firing them: US Labour Board
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) The US Labour Board has accused Google of violating its laws by allegedly spying on workers who were organising protests against workplace discrimination, and then firing them.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Markets open on positive note
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Thursday opened on a positive note.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
S.Korea's online shopping maintains double-digit growth
Seoul, Dec 3 (IANS) Online shopping in South Korea has maintained a double-digit growth in October amid the continued Covid-19 pandemic, official data revealed on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Barcelona defender Sergi Roberto tests positive for Covid-19
Barcelona, Dec 3 (IANS) Barcelona defender Sergi Roberto has tested positive for coronavirus, the club has informed.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
What does the PM stand by: Rahul quizzes govt over Covid vaccination
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Former Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at the Centre by highlighting the differing stance of the BJP and the Centre on the issue of vaccinating every Indian.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
With 35.5K new Covid cases India's tally across 95L
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) With 35,551 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally increased to 95,34,964 on Thursday, as 526 more fatalities took the Covid-19 death toll to 1,38,648, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Coats for UP cows this winter
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 3 (IANS) Cows in Uttar Pradesh will now get special coats to save them from the winter chill.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
US facing most difficult time amid Covid-19 surge: CDC
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The US is facing the toughest time amid the raging coronavirus pandemic, as a continued increase in hospitalizations was leading to an exhaustion of healthcare services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Bigg Boss: Meanest housemates of all times
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Bigg Boss has seen a successful run for 14 years now. What makes the controversial reality show different from any other is that it brings together people of varied temperaments and personalities under one roof for over 100 days, capturing their antics using multiple cameras.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ronaldo scores 750th career goal as Juventus beat Dynamo Kyiv
Turin, Dec 3 (IANS) Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 750th career goal during Juventus' 3-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League game.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Samsung's Tizen OS largest TV streaming platform worldwide: Report
Seoul, Dec 3 (IANS) Tizen, a Linux-based operating system developed by Samsung Electronics Co. and Intel Corp., is the world's largest TV streaming platform, a report showed Thursday, thanks to Samsung's robust smart TV sales in the third quarter of the year.
2020-12-03
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
1 in 2 urban Indians early adopters of technology: Survey
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) One in two urban Indians, predominantly young and affluent, are early adopters of technology and are eager to buy new products as well as adopt new technology, a new survey said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Prominent HK pro-democracy activist jailed
Hong Kong, Dec 3 (IANS) Joshua Wong, a prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, along with two others -- Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow -- were sentenced to 13.5, seven and 10 months in prison, respectively, for besieging the city's police headquarters in June 2019.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Israeli lawmakers pass preliminary vote to dissolve Parliament
Tel Aviv, Dec 3 (IANS) Israeli lawmakers have voted in a preliminary reading in favour of a bill to dissolve Parliament, amid a coalition crisis that could force an election within two years.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Israel,Politics
TikTok testing longer, 3-minute videos to take on YouTube
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Chinese short-video making platform TikTok is reportedly planning to allow its users longer, three-minute videos in an apparent bid to take on YouTube.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Giroud becomes oldest player to score hat-trick in Champions League
Seville, Dec 3 (IANS) Olivier Giroud scored astonishing four goals as Chelsea secured a famous 4-0 away European win over Sevilla and, with it, also reached the top spot in their Champions League Group E.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
UP makes 1st arrest under anti-conversion law
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 3 (IANS) Three days after registering the first case under the newly-promulgated anti-conversion law, the Bareilly police have made the first arrest in the case.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google offers people access to paywalled content in News Showcase
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Google has announced to start offering people access to paywalled content in partnership with select news publishers, as part of $1 billion News Showcase initiative launched two months ago.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Bagh Mitras' to help check man-tiger conflict in UP
Lucknow, Dec 3 (IANS) The World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF-India) is preparing a team of 'Bagh Mitra' who will help tackle the increasing number of man-animal conflicts in the Terai region of Uttar Pradesh.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
New tier system in England replaces Covid-19 lockdown
London, Dec 3 (IANS) A new tier system in England has replaced the recently-concluded month-long Covid-19 lockdown, as part of additional efforts by the UK government to further halt the spread of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, especially during the upcoming Christmas holidays.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Digital December: OTT shows in store for binge buffs
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Digital platforms have provided relief and joy in a year engulfed by pandemic and lockdown. The mood continues into the last month of 2020 as much-awaited shows await to be dropped on your devices this month.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nadda to visit UP from Dec 25 to 28
Lucknow, Dec 3 (IANS) BJP president J.P. Nadda will be visiting Uttar Pradesh from December 25-28 and hold talks with party leaders on strengthening the party's organizational structure in the run up to the Panchayat elections next year and the Assembly elections in 2022.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
BBL: Bairstow replaced by Fletcher at Stars; Imad Wasim joins Renegades
Melbourne, Dec 3 (IANS) Melbourne Stars have signed West Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Andre Fletcher following confirmation that England's Jonny Bairstow has had to withdraw from the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL). Bairstow has been recalled by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for international duties.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Collector in MP fines self, department officials
Bhopal, Dec 3 (IANS) Setting a new example of discipline and good governance, the Collector of Madhya Pradesh's Rajgarh district imposed a fine of Rs 100 on himself and the officials of his department over "shortcomings".
2020-12-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
India asks UN to directly oppose Hinduphobia, bigotry targeting Sikhism, Buddhism
United Nations, Dec 3 (IANS) India has called on the UN to take a direct stand against Hinduphobia and violent bigotry targeting the Sikhism and Buddhism.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lessons in morality help steer athletes away from doping, finds study
London, Dec 3 (IANS) Scientists in Britain on Thursday unveiled a new approach to reduce doping in sport.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
Russia-led security bloc backs WHO in fighting Covid-19
Geneva, Dec 3 (IANS) The Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) said they support the coordinating role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in combating infectious diseases, including the raging Covid-19.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
US private sector adds 307k jobs in November
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Private companies in the US added 307,000 jobs in November, indicating a slowing recovery in a labour market ravaged by the ongoing coronavirus crisis, according to the latest data.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
UNGA Prez calls for joint efforts to fight 'infodemic'
United Nations, Dec 3 (IANS) UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Volkan Bozkir has called for joint efforts to fight misinformation and disinformation about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
UN chief launches plan to revitalise Beirut
United Nations, Dec 3 (IANS) Against the "grim background" of the tragic August 4 explosions that destroyed much of central Beirut, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has offered a new multi-agency plan to help the Lebanese people move forward.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Global Covid-19 cases top 64.4mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 64.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.49 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Christopher Nolan: India is a wonderful place to be in and engage with filmmaking (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Christopher Nolan feels Hindi films happen to retain the fundamental reasons due to which we enjoy cinema, and that Hollywood has lost some of that essence.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Two drug peddlers arrested in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Dec 3 (IANS) The Bengaluru Central Crime Branch police has arrested two drug peddlers and seized 1,000 Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) blots valued about Rs 50 lakh from them.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Court denies bail to Rudra Group promoter accused of duping
Noida, Dec 3 (IANS) A court here has refused to grant bail to Rudra Group of Companies Promotor Mukesh Khurana in a case registered against him over allegations of duping home buyers.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Texas to receive over 1.4 mn doses of Covid vaccine in Dec
Houston, Dec 3 (IANS) US state of Texas will receive over 1.4 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor Greg Abbott has announced.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Vijay Varma: I probably have the best fans on social media
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Actor Vijay Varma, who rose to fame with his role as Moeen in the film Gully Boy, has spoken about the love he gets from his followers on social media. He calls it a blessing at a time when celebrities are often brutally trolled.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nadine Coyle's mom thought she'd become drug addict on joining girl band
London, Dec 3 (IANS) Singer Nadine Coyle says her mother feared that she would get addicted to drugs after joining the all girls group Girls Aloud.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
2021 board exams to be held in written mode, not online: CBSE
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has said the board examinations of 2021 will be conducted in the conventional written mode, adding there was no proposal to conduct the exams online.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Covid could push 72mn more children into 'learning poverty': World Bank
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The Covid-19-related school closures risk pushing an additional 72 million primary school aged children into "learning poverty" - meaning that they are unable to read and understand a simple text by age 10, the World Bank has said.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Nikki Bella congratulates John Cena on wedding
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Actress and former wrestler Nikki Bella has belatedly congratulated her former beau John Cena for his October wedding.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UNGA to hold landmark special session on Covid
United Nations, Dec 3 (IANS) The president of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Volkan Bozkir, will host the assembly's 31st special session on Thursday through Friday in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the UNGA has announced.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Ava: Cliches kill the thrills (IANS Review; Rating: * * )
Ava (film on Netflix); Cast: Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, John Malkovich, Geena Davis, Jess Weixler, Common; Direction: Tate Taylor; Rating: * * (two stars)
2020-12-03
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Russia to begin mass Covid vaccinations next week
Moscow, Dec 3 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday instructed the government to begin large-scale vaccinations against the coronavirus next week.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
Italy unveils national Covid-19 vaccination plan
Rome, Dec 3 (IANS) Italy's national Covid-19 vaccination campaign will see the first tranche of 202 million doses to be distributed to some 40 million people in the first quarter of 2021, Health Minister Roberto Speranza stated on Wednesday.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
US vax tipped to begin before Dec 15; 100mn to get shots by Feb
New York, Dec 3 (IANS) The chief advisor of the US Covid-19 vaccine development programme is confident that at least 100 million people would have got coronavirus shots by the end of February 2021 and this operation would have covered the entire "at risk" population comprising the elderly, frontline workers and those with comorbidities.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
UK records another 16,170 coronavirus cases with 648 deaths
London, Dec 3 (IANS) Another 16,170 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,659,256, according to official figures released on Wednesday.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
New Covid cases remain higher than recoveries in K'taka
Bengaluru, Dec 3 (IANS) New cases at 1,440 continued to remain higher than 983 recoveries on a single day in Karnataka, taking its Covid-19 tally to 8,87,667, including 24,150 active cases, said the state health bulletin on Wednesday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
IISc prof wins Infosys Prize for Physical Sciences
Bengaluru, Dec 3 (IANS) Indian Institute of Science (IISc) professor Arindam Ghosh won the prestigious Infosys Science Foundation Prize for Physical Sciences, said the not-for-profit arm of the global IT major on Wednesday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Technology
SC dismisses Vedanta's interim plea to inspect, operate Sterlite plant
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain an interim plea by mining major Vedanta Ltd seeking permission to inspect and operate the Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin for four weeks to assess the pollution level. The plant was closed in May 2018.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Germany reports record 487 Covid deaths in 24 hours
Berlin, Dec 3 (IANS) The number of daily Covid-19 deaths in Germany increased by 487 in 24 hours and reached a new record on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll in the country to 17,123, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine
Maha's Covid deaths again cross 100-mark, cases rise (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths again crossed the 100-mark while new cases also increased, though the number of active cases dropped slightly, health authorities said on Wednesday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Army rebuilds vital bridge on Manipur's lifeline to Assam
Imphal, Dec 3 (IANS) The Indian Army has rebuilt a vital bridge along National Highway 37, the life line of Manipur, in just 18 days, restoring the road connectivity between southern Assam and Manipur, a defence spokesman said on Wednesday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Manipur,National,Defence/Security
Gujarat sees another 1,512 corona cases, 14 new deaths
Gandhinagar, Dec 2 (IANS) Gujarat on Wednesday saw 1,512 new coronavirus cases, taking its tally to 2,12,769, while the death toll rose to 4,018 with 14 more succumbing.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka ACB nabs 2 officers for taking bribe
Bengaluru, Dec 2 (IANS) Karnataka's anti-corruption bureau (ACB) sleuths arrested two staff members of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on Wednesday for allegedly accepting bribes for clearing an industrial effluent plant in Dasarahalli.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
K'taka CM lays foundation of waste-to-energy plant in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Dec 2 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa on Wednesday laid the foundation for a waste-to-energy plant jointly set up by the Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in Bidadi on the outskirts of the city.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Andhra must give instant monetary relief to farmers: Pawan Kalyan
Amaravati, Dec 2 (IANS) Tollywood actor and Janasena party founder Pawan Kalyan on Wednesday visited a few Nivar affected villages in Krishna district and demanded that the state government should give an immediate token monetary relief of Rs 5,000 or Rs 10,000 per acre to the farmers hit by the cyclonic storm.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
How can YSR statue be installed with Central funds: Naidu
Amaravati, Dec 2 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh opposition leader and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president Nara Chandrababu Naidu questioned how a statue of Y. S. Rajasekhar Reddy could be installed at the Polavaram project which is 100 per cent funded by the Central government.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Man-animal conflict: Telangana seeks NTCA help to deal with tigers
Hyderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Telangana's Forest Department has sought help of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in dealing with tigers in Asifabad district after they mauled to death two persons in last 18 days.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
SC: Why fell trees to widen roads? Roads can be zigzag
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday wondered why felling of trees was necessary to widen roads or to keep them aligned in a straight line, and suggested that roads could instead be zigzag, which would help reduce speed of vehicles and save lives by avoiding accidents.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Polavaram project will be finished on time without reducing height'
Amaravati, Dec 2 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said on Wednesday that the Polavaram project will be completed on time without any question of reducing its height.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India's sugar output rises 107% in early 2 months of current season
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Total number of 408 sugar mills in operation across the country as on November 30, 2020 have produced 42.90 lakh tonnes of sugar in the ongoing sugar season 2020-21 (October-September) as compared to 20.72 lakh tonnes produced by 309 sugar mills in the same period a year ago, said Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) in a release on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bihar police registered 730 rape cases in 2019: SCRB data
Patna, Dec 2 (IANS) The State Crime Record Bureau (SCRB) of Bihar has published the data for 2019 which showed that Bihar Police had registered 730 cases of rape and gang-rape last year. In 2018, the Bihar Police had filed 651 cases of rape in 2018.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Farmers' protest: Traffic in Delhi-NCR jammed, commuters hit
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) As the farmers protest entered its seventh day with no agreement with the government yet, traffic in Delhi-NCR was badly hit as the agitating farmers continued to block several borders like Singhu and Tikri towards Haryana and Chilla and Gazipur towards Uttar Pradesh, affecting movement of commuters as many were struck in the resultant traffic snarls.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Farm laws detrimental to legal professionals: Delhi Bar Council
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Bar Council of Delhi on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdrawal the farm laws, asserting that these are detrimental to the interest of legal profession as they construct a bar to the jurisdiction to civil courts and entrust the same to sub-divisional magistrates and additional divisional magistrates.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
CBI arrests 2 MES officials in graft case
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested two officials of the Military Engineering Service (MES) in a bribery case.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Dismissed DDA gardner posed as Asst Director to cheat people, arrested
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police has arrested two accused persons for taking Rs 1.90 crore from a complainant for the allotment of DDA plot and issuance of forged allotment letter.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt should not indulge in divisive agenda, says Samyukt Kisan Morcha
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) A "Samyukt Kisan Morcha" of different alliances of farmer organisations from all over India on Wednesday wrote to Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, asserting that the government should not indulge in any divisive agenda with regard to the farmers' movement which is united in its demands.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Tata vs Mistry: SC says will finally dispose of matter on Dec 8
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday decided to resolve the legal battle related to appointment of Cyrus Mistry as the Executive Chairman of Tata Group on December 8.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Captain Fox doubtful for East Bengal's next match
Panjim, Dec 2 (IANS) East Bengal captain Danny Fox could be in doubt for their next game against NorthEast United in the Indian Super League (ISL). Fox had gone down in the second minute of their previous match against Mumbai City and was eventually substituted five minutes later.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Bengal T20 Challenge: Shahbaz guides Tapan to win over Bagan
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) Tapan Memorial registered thumping five-wicket victory over Mohun Bagan, thanks to skipper Shahbaz Ahamad's 24-ball 51, in the Bengal T20 Challenge here at Eden Gardens on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Ex-BJP legislator arrested for violating Covid norms
Gandhinagar, Dec 2 (IANS) The Tapi police arrested former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Kanti Gamit, his son and 16 others for flouting Covid-19 guidelines during the engagement ceremony of legislator's granddaughter where more than 6,000 people gathered together.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal undermined farmers by notifying farm law: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) In a scathing response to his Delhi counterpart's attack on him over the farmers' issue, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday lashed out at Arvind Kejriwal for stooping to a low level of politics and indulging in brazen double-speak in a desperate bid to wriggle out of his own failure to protect the interests of the farming community.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
There should be zero tolerance towards terrorism: Amit Shah
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Speaking at the 55th Annual DGsP/IGsP Conference here, Union Home Minister Amit Shah highlighted policy issues on national security, applauded the role of police as frontline warriors in crisis and disaster management and emphasised that there should be zero tolerance against terrorism.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India's Nov merchandise exports fall by over 9% YoY
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Rising coronavirus cases and subsequent lockdowns in key export markets dragged India's merchandise exports lower by 9.07 per cent in November, preliminary data showed on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kerala reports 6,316 new Covid cases
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday that 6,316 people turned Covid positive in the past 24 hours after 56,993 samples were sent for testing, while 5,924 recovered from the disease, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 5,50,788.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
All involved in GHMC campaign advised to self-isolate
Hyderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Telangana's health authorities on Wednesday advised all those who participated in the campaign for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections to isolate themselves for next one week.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Beijing planned Galwan clashes in retaliation to growing India-US ties: US panel
New York, Dec 2 (IANS) The clashes between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh's Galwan Valley this year were planned by Beijing and were likely in retaliation to New Delhi strengthening its ties with Washington, according to a report by a Congressional commission.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Over 65% turnout in 2nd phase of panch bypolls in J&K
Srinagar, Dec 2 (IANS) J&K State Election Commissioner K.K. Sharma on Wednesday informed that 65.54 per cent and 52.24 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the second phase of vacant panch and sarpanch bypolls held on Tuesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Corporate India gradually reverts to normalcy from Q2FY21: ICRA
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Indian corporate sector has witnessed a gradual recovery back to normalcy after experiencing major Covid-19 pandemic induced disruptions and the resultant two-month long nation-wide lockdown, said ratings agency ICRA on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kerala on high alert for Cyclone Burevi: Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that the state is on a high alert in view of Cyclone Burevi.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Strategic security of most nations impacted due to cut in funds: Army Vice Chief
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Indian Army Vice Chief, Lieutenant General S.K. Saini, said on Wednesday that strategic security of most nations have been impacted due to reduction in funds for military capability, but some countries have used the opportunity to enhance their influence.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Install CCTVs with night vision at CBI, NIA, ED offices also, orders SC
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said whenever there is information of force being used at police stations resulting in serious injury and/or custodial deaths, it is necessary that persons be free to complain for redressal.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Football Delhi to hold 'Virtual Football Talent Hunt'
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Football Delhi Young Stars Hunt, India's first virtual football skill contest, will stat this month, and boys and girls between six and 17 years can participate and showcase their football talent and stand a chance to win Rs 2.5 lakh in cash prize, Football Delhi (FD) has announced.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Punjab CM to call on Shah on Thursday on farmers' issue
Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) Just ahead of the scheduled meeting between the farmer leaders belonging to more than 30 farm bodies and the Central leadership on Thursday to discuss the issues on which the farmers have been protesting for the last seven days on the borders of the national capital, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Hyderabad, Jamshedpur share points in dramatic 1-1 draw
Vasco, Dec 2 (IANS) Hyderabad FC were left to rue missed chances while Jamshedpur FC had a goal disallowed as the two sides settled for a 1-1 draw in a heated Indian Super League (ISL) fixture at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
AEPC seeks major changes in 'Special Advance Authorisation' scheme
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Apparel Export Promotion Council sought key changes in 'Special Advance Authorisation' scheme for 'Ease of Doing Business' at the Board of Trade meeting presided over by Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Paying customs duty, Indian chess Olympiad team gets gold medals (Ld)
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) The FIDE Online Olympiad gold medals for the Indian chess team have finally arrived and the delivery was taken after paying customs duty, said the team's non-playing captain Grandmaster (GM) Srinath Narayanan.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Modi invites Boris Johnson as R-Day chief guest
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has formally invited UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to be the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations on January 26, 2021.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Bharti Airtel arm picks up 4.9% stake more in Bharti Infratel
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Bharti Airtel has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Nettle Infrastructure Investments Ltd has bought additional stake of 4.94 per cent in Bharti Infratel for Rs 2,882.32 crore through block deals.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's Nov merchandise exports fall by over 9% YoY
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Rising coronavirus cases and subsequent lockdowns in key export markets dragged India's merchandise exports lower by 9.07 per cent in November, preliminary data showed on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Why making MSP mandatory is problematic
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government claims to give minimum support price (MSP)for crops to farmers at one and a half times the costs of production. On the other hand farmers are seeking a guarantee for procurement of crops on the MSP fixed by the government. But the toughest part about giving a guarantee on MSP is that a chunk of the government's budget will go into it. Experts point out that the government will need about Rs 17 lakh crore to procure all crops at the existing MSP.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Hold party legislators' meeting, K'taka BJP leader to state chief
Bengaluru, Dec 2 (IANS) Expressing concern over ministers, legislators and party leaders making public statements, Karnataka BJP chief whip in Legislative Assembly V. Sunil Kumar on Wednesday wrote a letter to party state unit president Nalin Kumar Kateel demanding to convene legislators' meeting to discuss developments concerning cabinet expansion and appointments to boards.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Most major Indian honey brands fail adulteration test in Germany: CSE
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Several leading honey brands sold in India have failed adulteration tests in Germany, an investigation by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) claimed on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Goa kick-starts preparation for Covid-19 vaccine roll-out
Panaji, Dec 2 (IANS) District Collectors have been directed to collect data from public and private health facilities related to health workers, as the Goa administration on Wednesday kick-started preparatory efforts ahead of the proposed national Covid-19 vaccination programme roll out.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Guru Nanak Chair set up at Canada's Concordia University
Toronto, Dec 2 (IANS) To mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, the Concordia University in Montreal has set up a Guru Nanak Dev Academic Chair to promote studies of the religion.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Canada,National,Diaspora
Recovery flight: IndiGo resumes operating 1k daily flights
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Progressing towards a strong recovery on the back of strengthening confidence in air travel, airline major IndiGo has resumed operating 1,000 daily flights.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sneha takes lead, Vani second in 7th leg of women's golf
Noida, Dec 2 (IANS) Amateur Sneha Singh stamped her authority on the opening day of the seventh leg as the Women's Pro Golf Tour resumed action after almost nine months at the Noida Golf Course here.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Covid deaths breach 7k mark in Andhra Pradesh
Amaravati, Dec 2 (IANS) Coronavirus deaths in Andhra Pradesh have crossed the 7,000 mark to reach 7,003 deaths with seven more patients succumbing to the virus on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
200 relocated Andhra staff forced to find accommodation amid Covid
Amaravati, Dec 2 (IANS) At a time when the world is reeling under the scourge of Coronavirus pandemic, nearly 200 employees of Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO) and Transmission Corporation of AP (AP TRANSCO), who relocated from Hyderabad have allegedly been told to find their own accommodation or pay up.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Krikey introduces AR-based game 'Yaatra' with Jio
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Augmented Reality (AR) mobile gaming company Krikey on Wednesday launched "Yaatra", a new AR game in India, with Jio.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology
Chhattisgarh CM urges to provide free vaccine on priority basis
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Chhatisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allocate Covid-19 vaccine to Chhattisgarh for free and on priority basis.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka prepared for vaccine distribution as phase-3 trials begin
Bengaluru, Dec 2 (IANS) Karnataka is all set to distribute vaccine to the people across the southern state when certified and made available, said state Health Minister K. Sudhakar after the Covaxin phase-3 clinical trials of Bharat Biotech's vaccine begin at Vydehi hospital here on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Governor puts 3 farm bills passed by Raj govt on hold
Jaipur, Dec 2 (IANS) Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra has put on hold the three farm bills passed by the Rajasthan government on November 2 to bypass the Central farm laws, official sources confirmed on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
China border situation sensitive, need wider Char Dham highway: Govt
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Ministry of Defence, seeking expansion of road width in the Chardham highway project in Uttarakhand, told the Supreme Court that situation on the ground at the India-China border has changed significantly this year and it has become imperative that men and equipment should move swiftly from army stations to the frontier.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mahapanchayat held in Gurugram amid farmers' stir
Gurugram, Dec 2 (IANS) To support the ongoing farmers' demonstration against three farm ordinances passed by the Central government, a mahapanchayat of 360 villages was held at Sir Chhoturam Bhawan in Jharsa village in Gurugram on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Haryana,National
One held for smuggling gold, iPhones, cigarettes, used desktops
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) One person was arrested at the Chennai airport for trying to smuggle gold, iPhones, cigarettes and used desktops worth Rs 22.66 lakh from Dubai, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt puts paddy procurement on hold in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Dec 2 (IANS) Jharkhand govt has stopped paddy procurement a day after it started procuring the crop from the farmers.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
EEPC India seeks easier GST refund rules at BoT meet
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) EEPC India on Wednesday sought easing of GST refund rules to reduce difficulties faced by engineering exporters in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No cabinet reshuffle on cards, says Goa CM
Panaji, Dec 2 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, as well as state Bharatiya Janata Party unit chief Sadanand Shet Tanavade, on Wednesday reprimanded a minister for fuelling speculation about an impending cabinet reshuffle.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Cong steps up pressure on govt over farmers' stir, Rahul takes stock
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Congress has stepped up pressure on the government to withdraw the farm laws amid the farmers protest and Rahul Gandhi has been in the forefront in attacking the government. The former Congress President has taken stock of the situation with the Punjab and Haryana Congress in-charges.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
If they can keep wide yorker fields, we can switch-hit: Maxwell
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, whose use of switch-hit and reverse sweep has been criticised by Ian Chappell as unfair and illegal, said that the improvised strokes are within the laws of the game. He added that these strokes are part of the evolution of the limited-overs game that has also seen bowlers use variations like knuckle-ball and wide yorkers.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Dec 9 SC hearing not on BCCI office-bearers' tenure: Amicus curiae
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) A final verdict on the impending reforms of Indian cricket is still seemingly some way away, as at the next hearing on December 9, the Supreme Court will only hear issues that could be resolved in High Courts, besides internal disputes between state cricket associations and their members and membership.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Juvenile's body eaten away by animals found in south Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) A partially animal-eaten body of a juvenile, allegedly killed by another juvenile over a monetary dispute, was found in a Maidangarhi forest area in south Delhi, police said on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana's first science city to be developed in Gurugram
Gurugram, Dec 2 (IANS) Haryana will soon have a dedicated Science City in Gurugram with the purpose of giving practical information science along with books to the children and youths of the state so they can understand the science related facts very closely.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Haryana,Science/Tech
New cases outnumber recoveries in J&K
Jammu, Dec 2 (IANS) New COVID-19 cases outnumbered recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday as 452 tested positive while only 403 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Nikhil Bhambri: Excessive smoking for 'Black Widows' took a toll on health
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actor Nikhil Bhambri is a non-smoker, and he says smoking heavily for the web series Black Widows took a toll on his health.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Bo-boy to Bo-man': Boman Irani shares childhood photo on birthday
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actor Boman Irani shared a black-and-white photograph of himself from his childhood days on social media on the occasion of his birthday on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Nations must wind down fossil fuel annual production by 6%: Report
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Even though countries plan to increase their fossil fuel production over the next decade, research shows that the world needs to decrease production of the same by 6 per cent per year to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the 2020 Production Gap Report said on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
If MSP is discontinued, Dushyant will resign: JJP (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Amid the ongoing farmers' protest against agriculture laws, Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Haryana, sent out a strong warning to the BJP. Till party chief Dushyant Chautala is Deputy Chief Minister of the state, he won't let the minimum support price (MSP) be discontinued, said a party spokesperson.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Flipkart says NCLAT order 'erroneous', SC stays measure
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal's (NCLAT) March 4 order asking the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to initiate a probe against e-commerce major Flipkart for alleged use of its dominant position.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mrunal Thakur says she picks films based on stories, not co-stars
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actress Mrunal Thakur says she likes to pick her roles based on stories and emotions, and not on the star quotient associated with the projects.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Call special Parliament session to repeal farm laws: Farmers to govt (Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The agitating farmers on Wednesday urged the Union government to convene a special session of Parliament to repeal the three farm laws, besides threatening to hold a nationwide protest on December 5.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajkummar Rao flaunts muscles, urges fans to work hard on fitness
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Rajkummar Rao has a suggestion for his fans. The Bollywood actor took to his verified Instagram account on Wednesday to share a photograph of his muscular frame, saying it was the result of hard work. The actor also exhorted fans to work hard on fitness.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
China- Pak: Why they are allies and not in an alliance (Opinion)
China-Pakistan relations have been described by many political leaders of both countries with platitudes like 'all weather', 'iron brother' or 'higher than the mountain and sweeter than honey' at various stages of their relationship.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Opinion/Commentary
Opposition parties march to support farmers in Bihar, burn Modi effigy
Patna, Dec 2 (IANS) A protest meeting was held in Patna on Wednesday on the call of Left parties including the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation, in which they demanded the repeal of the Centre's three agricultural laws and burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Priyanshu finds swinging the 'mudgar' meditative
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actor Priyanshu Painyuli took to wielding the traditional mudgar (club) to train for his role in the upcoming film, Rashmi Rocket. Now, he finds the exercise meditative.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Not being an India regular does not bother me: Shardul Thakur
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) Medium pacer Shardul Thakur, who returned impressive figures of three for 51 in 10 overs to help India beat Australia by 13 runs in the third and final ODI, said not getting a consistent run of opportunities at the international level does not bother him.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Vaani Kapoor grateful that her director Abhishek Kapoor loves her work
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actress Vaani Kapoor is over the moon. Abhishek Kapoor, director of her upcoming film Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, has praised her on social media.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Shishir Sharma reveals how his short film 'Chhoti Si Guzaarish' affected him
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) In the short film Chhoti Si Guzaarish, Shishir Sharma plays an aged man who looks after his ailing wife and whose son is settled abroad. The character, Sharma says, affected him personally.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
'Sri Lanka's prison riot completely controlled'
Colombo, Dec 2 (IANS) Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Kamal Gunaratne has said the unrest in a prison in Mahara had been completely controlled and investigations were on, according to local media.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Mortal remains of BJP leader Abhay Bhardwaj cremated in Rajkot
Gandhinagar, Dec 2 (IANS) The mortal remains of the recently elected BJP member Abhay Bhardwaj were absorbed into the five elements of the atmosphere, 'Panch Mahabhoot', as he was cremated at the MotaMauva crematorium in Rajkot. Cabinet ministers of the Gujarat government, including Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, paid their last respects to the late BJP stalwart on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Paying customs duty, Indian chess Olympiad team gets gold medals
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) The FIDE Online Olympiad gold medals for the Indian chess team have finally arrived and the delivery was taken after paying customs duty, said the team's non-playing captain Grandmaster (GM) Srinath Narayanan.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Croatia reports 3,539 new Covid-19 cases
Zagreb, Dec 2 (IANS) Croatia has reported 3,539 new Covid cases, taking the tally to 134,881, health officials said on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Croatia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Zoya Akhtar reveals what truly makes her richer
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar says exploring places and cultures with friends make her life exciting, adding that in the future she wishes to film something in Singapore that could be a visual treat for Indian cinegoers.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Mongolia to slash fuel price amid Covid-19 pandemic
Ulan Bator, Dec 2 (IANS) The Mongolian government on Wednesday decided to slash the price of processed fuel by 50 per cent amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Mongolia,Politics
T Natarajan shows 'character' on international debut
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) While India had a number of heroes in Wednesday's win in the third ODI against Australia -- Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli with the bat, and Shardul Thakur with the ball -- debutant T Natarajan showed plenty of confidence to chip in with a couple of important wickets.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Profit booking subdues stock markets, banking scrips fall (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Bouts of profit booking, along with lower inflows of foreign funds as well as selling pressure in the banking sector stocks, subdued the Indian equity markets on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Yogi promises world class film city, opens doors for investment
Mumbai/Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Wednesday that the proposed film city in Noida would offer 'world class' facilities to the entertainment industry.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Pratik Gandhi: Was convinced 'Scam 1992' would not be a bingeable show
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actor Pratik Gandhi was pleasantly surprised by the success of his web show, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, and admits being convinced that this would not to be a 'bingeable' show.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Centre wanted Delhi govt to convert 9 stadiums into jail for farmers: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday accused the Central government of pressuring his government to convert nine Delhi stadiums into jail as part of its "fool-proof' plan to put agitating farmers there when they moved towards Delhi from Punjab and Haryana last week.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala journo case: Sibal cites Arnab relief, SC says every case different
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde on Wednesday told senior advocate Kapil Sibal that every case is different, as he cited quick relief to Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami while seeking relief for Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan, who was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police on October 5 while he was on way to Hathras.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Ukraine reports 13,141 fresh Covid cases; 169 deaths
Kiev, Dec 2 (IANS) Ukraine has reported 13,141 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 758,264, health ministry said on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Ukraine,Health/Medicine,Politics
Climate change continues relentless march this year: WMO
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Climate change continued its relentless march in 2020, which is on track to be one of the three warmest years on record. 2011-2020 will be the warmest decade on record, with the warmest six years all being since 2015, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Five militants gunned down in Iraq: Police
Baghdad, Dec 2 (IANS) Iraqi security forces carried out an operation against militants of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group in the northern part of Salahudin province, killing five militants, said a provincial police source on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Ajay Devgn-starrer 'Apaharan' turns 15, actor shares a post
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) The Ajay Devgn-starrer Apaharan turned 15 on Wednesday, and the actor took to social media to post his memories about the 2005 Prakash Jha crime drama.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
China to step up RCEP trade pact implementation
Beijing, Dec 2 (IANS) The State Council, China's cabinet, has made arrangements to step up implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
2020-12-02
Category: International, China,Politics
FCI must prioritise poor states for procuring foodgrains at MSP: Economist
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The farmers in Punjab and Haryana get the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for the maximum number of crops in the country while the foodgrain procurement is considerably lower in other states. This is the reason that farmers in these states are compelled to sell their crops at throwaway prices.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Shahid Kapoor shares a sweet post on mother Neelima Azeem's birthday
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has shared a special birthday post for his mother Neelima Azeem on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Dell most trusted brand in India, China's Mi ranked 2nd: TRA
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Dell has been ranked as India's most trusted brand second year in a row in TRA's Brand Trust Report (BTR) 2020.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Call special session of Parliament to repeal farm Laws: Farmers to govt
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The agitating farmers on Wednesday urged the Union government to convene a special session of the Parliament to repeal the three farm laws, besides threatening to hold a nationwide protest on December 5.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Worldwide PC shipments to grow 18% in Q4: IDC
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Worldwide shipments of desktop and notebook PCs will grow 18.2 per cent year over year in the fourth quarter of this year, followed by 1.4 per cent growth in 2021, according to a new International Data Corporation (IDC) forecast.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Iran reports 13,621 new Covid cases
Tehran, Dec 2 (IANS) Iran's Health Ministry on Wednesday reported 13,621 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the nationwide number to 989,572.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vir Das' new gig 'Outside In' dedicated to surviving a horrific year
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Stand-up star Vir Das says his upcoming comedy special, Outside In, is dedicated to each one of us who has survived this year. The comedy special is created out of 30 virtual shows that he did during lockdown.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India 6th on Super League table, Australia climb to top
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) Australia jumped to the top of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League points table after their 2-1 win over India in a three-match ODI series. India, on the other hand, are placed sixth but have played three matches lesser than Australia and the second-placed England.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
War of words over Film City continues
Mumbai/Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Social Justice, Ramdas Athawale, has said that no one can move the film industry from Mumbai though it is a good initiative for Uttar Pradesh to set up a Film City in the state.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
'Israel transferred all tax revenue dues to Palestinian authority'
Ramallah, Dec 2 (IANS) A senior Palestinian official on Wednesday said that Israel has transferred all tax revenue dues to the Palestinian Authority.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Cashed in on Warner's absence: Shardul Thakur
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) India cashed in on David Warner's absence and ensured that the Aussies did not get off to a solid start in chase of a 303-run target.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Japan passes law to make Covid vaccines free for residents
Tokyo, Dec 2 (IANS) Japan enacted a law on Wednesday to cover the costs of vaccination against Covid-19 for residents of the country.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Paytm quashes reports of stake sale by investors
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Quashing rumours of a stake sale, sources close to India's leading financial services and payments firm Paytm said that global fintech giant Ant Financial is not planning to sell its shares in the company.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Big B 'features' in Aditya Narayan's wedding video in a quirky way
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Singer-actor Aditya Narayan on Wednesday posted an Instagram video giving a glimpse of the ceremony. For an uber-glam effect, the video has been edited to feature Amitabh Bachchan!
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Chinese infra projects in Kenya are viable : Official
Nairobi, Dec 2 (IANS) Chinese infrastructure projects being undertaken in Kenya are viable because they will have a positive effect on the economy, a senior government official said.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
'Companies need to be more proactive on cyber security measures'
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) As the Covid pandemic has brought about a sea change in the operations of most companies with work from home becoming the trend over the past 8-10 months, cyber security experts are of the view that several companies still need to be more proactive in terms of strengthening their systems against cyber attacks.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Indian female superhero tackles Covid-19 in new animation film
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Priya's Mask, the new animation film featuring voices of Bollywood actresses Vidya Balan and Mrunal Thakur along with Rosanna Arquette of Hollywood, is available for viewing online. The film sees an Indian female superhero spreading awareness about the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Lebanese Prez: Border talks hurdles with Israel can be solved
Beirut, Dec 2 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Wednesday said that Lebanon and Israel can overcome the difficulties that emerged in their latest negotiations on maritime border demarcation, according to a statement by Lebanon's presidency.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Wanted to keep Aussies away from cut and pull shots: Thakur
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) Fast bowler Shardul Thakur said that he was looking to keep the batsmen away from the cut and pull shots during the third ODI between India and Australia. Thakur, who was playing his first game of the series, returned as India's most successful bowler, picking three wickets for 51 runs.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Woman CJI, more women judges must for balance in sexual violence cases: AG
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Attorney General K.K. Venugopal has told the Supreme Court that it is essential to improve the representation of women in the judiciary to develop a more balanced and empathetic approach in cases involving sexual violence, noting that the top court has only 2 women judges, out of the sanctioned strength of 34 judges and also there has never been a female Chief Justice of India.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab Police rescues Ludhiana hotelier's child from kidnappers
Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) After hectic efforts lasting 20 hours, Punjab Police on Wednesday rescued a two-and-a-half-years-old son of a hotelier of Ludhiana city from his kidnappers and arrested one of the accused, a senior police officer said.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Zareen Khan on why makers of her film themed on homosexuality were sceptical to cast her
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actress Zareen Khan will next be seen in Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele, based on the theme of homosexuality, and she says the makers of the forthcoming friendship drama film were initially sceptical about casting her because of her mainstream image as a glamorous actress.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Somalia, int'l partners vow to improve security, rule of law
Mogadishu, Dec 2 (IANS) Somalia and international partners have wrapped up a high-level meeting by vowing to improve security and the rule of law for the long-term future of the country.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Somalia,Politics
2020 on track to be one of three warmest years on record
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Climate change continued its relentless march in 2020, which is on track to be one of the three warmest years on record.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
RSS chief in Guwahati, to meet pracharaks of 7 NE states
Guwahati, Dec 2 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has reached Guwahati to kickstart his seven-day visit to the northeastern states during which he is scheduled to meet the selected pracharaks of seven northeastern states, an RSS leader said.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Like Apple, Samsung developing object tracker 'Galaxy Smart Tag'
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Like AirTag by Apple, Samsung is reportedly working on a new tracking device called the Galaxy Smart Tag to keep track of nearby devices.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Vietnam reports 7 fresh Covid cases, tally at 1,358
Hanoi, Dec 2 (IANS) Vietnam on Wednesday reported seven new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 1,358, even as 35 fresh deaths were reported in the country, health officials said.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ileana D'Cruz calls herself a weirdo
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Bollywood actress Ileana D'Cruz has called herself a weirdo in her latest video post on Instagram. In the clip, the actress is seen wearing a pantsuit and playing with her sleeves.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Corporate need to assess impact of climate risk: Report
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Amid growing climate change concerns, corporate need to assess the full impact of climate risk including physical as well as transitional risk and make implementable strategies to move towards 'Net Zero', according to a KPMG report.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Katrina Kaif chronicles her journey of technical glitches this year
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Bollywood star Katrina Kaif spent most of her time this year struggling with connectivity issues, and she has captured her moments of technical glitches in a fun video she posted on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Tokyo stocks close slightly higher on vaccine progress
Tokyo, Dec 2 (IANS) Tokyo stocks closed slightly higher on Wednesday as market players took a cue from expectations for access to Covid-19 vaccines following the benchmark Nikkei's close at a 29-year high the previous day.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Japan,Politics
YC workers march to Khattar's Chandigarh residence foiled
Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) Chandigarh Police on Wednesday used water cannons to disperse Punjab Youth Congress members and supporters to prevent them from marching towards Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's official residence here to protest against the three central farm laws.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
SCR zone reports best freight loading performance in Nov
Secunderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) The South Central Railway (SCR) zone has recorded the best freight loading performance so far in this financial year in November at 9.3 million tonnes (MT), even as freight loading performance surpassed for the third consecutive month, compared to the corresponding period of 2019.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Modi speaks to Telangana BJP chief, enquires about GHMC polls
Hyderabadad, Dec 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke to Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar over phone and enquired about the municipal elections held in Greater Hyderabad on Tuesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
BJP getting isolated in Haryana, but no immediate threat to govt
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Amid the farmers protests, the BJP is getting isolated in Haryana after the withdrawal of support by an independent MLA from the government and getting sermons from alliance partner JJP. However, there is no impending threat to the government led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sushant case: Shekhar Suman awaits a miracle
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Shekhar Suman says he is just left with hope and prayers for a miracle to happen, in the Sushant Singh Rajput death investigation.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Ex-Inner Mongolia's senior political advisor held for graft
Beijing, Dec 2 (IANS) The Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) on Wednesday announced its decision to arrest Ma Ming, former Vice Chairman of the Inner Mongolia Regional Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, for taking bribe.
2020-12-02
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Centre to incubate electronics startups opened in K'taka
Hubballi (Karnataka), Dec 2 (IANS) The state-run Karnataka Innovation and Technology Services (KITS) and the India Electronics and Semiconductors Association (IESA) jointly unveiled an incubation centre at Hubballi in north Karnataka on Wednesday to promote startups in the Electronics System and Design Manufacturing (ESDM) space.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Winless Odisha FC face in-form ATK Mohun Bagan (Match 15 Preview)
Margao (Goa), Dec 2 (IANS) ATK Mohun Bagan will aim to continue their red-hot form in the Indian Super League (ISL) as they take on a winless Odisha FC at the Fatorda Stadium here on Thursday.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
5,533 new cases push Indonesia's Covid tally to 549,508
Jakarta, Dec 2 (IANS) Indonesia has reported 5,533 new Covid-19 infections, taking the country's tally to 549,508, while 118 more fatalities pushed the toll to 17,199, health officials said on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cyclone Burevi to cross TN coast on Dec 3/4
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) Cyclonic storm Burevi is expected to cross the south Tamil Nadu coast amidst Pamban and Kanniyakumari between December 3 and December 4 with a wind speed of 70-80 kmph, gusting at 90 kmph, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ailing Kerala actress seeks financial help for treatment
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) Popular Malayalam film personality Ambika Rao, who is ailing, has appealed for financial help from her fans and supporters along with government authorities for her medical treatment.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Southern Cinema
Bowling-friendly pitch helped bowlers: Kohli
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday said that the wicket at Manuka Oval was more bowler-friendly than the one at Sydney which gave his bowlers confidence to defend the 302-run total they had put up. India won the third and final ODI by 13 runs and avoided a whitewash in the three-match series.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Cancer survivors at higher risk of dying from flu: Study
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Survivors from a wide range of cancers are more likely than people in the general population to be hospitalised or die from seasonal influenza even several years after their cancer diagnosis, warn researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Paytm refutes report on China's Ant Group considering stake sale
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Paytm on Wednesday refuted a report that said that one of the company's major shareholders, Chinese financial technology giant Ant Group, is considering the sale of its 30 per cent stake in the Indian homegrown digital payments major.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Facial recognition systems improve in recognising masked faces
New York, Dec 2 (IANS) Facial recognition technology created after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic shows that some software developers have made demonstrable progress at recognizing masked faces, says a study.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Radha Mohan Singh asks party cadres to prepare for 2022 UP polls
Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Radha Mohan Singh, who is the party in-charge for Uttar Pradesh, held a detailed meeting with party leaders here on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Ghana opens special voting for general poll
Accra, Dec 2 (IANS) Ghana has opened a special voting on to enable personnel who would not be able to cast their ballots on the election day, slated on December 7, to vote beforehand.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Ghana,Politics
Pandya, Jadeja power India to 13-run win, avoid whitewash
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) India, riding on a 150-run partnership between Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja for the sixth wicket and a three-wicket haul from Shardul Thakur, pulled off a 13-run consolation win in a closely fought the third and final One-day International and avoided conceding a clean sweep to Australia here at the Manuka Oval.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Five college students killed in accident in Assam
Silchar (Assam), Dec 2 (IANS) In a tragic road accident, at least five college students were killed on the spot and one was critically injured at Cachar in southern Assam on Wednesday, the police said.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aahana Kumra feels at home returning to Prithvi theatre after a year
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Bollywood actress Aahana Kumra, who calls herself a theatre kid, is thrilled to have returned to the Prithvi Theatre, which she calls her home, after one year.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Organic milk company had signed GM Nihal Sarin for Rs 80 lakh
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) It is now official that 16-year old Indian chess Grandmaster Nihal Sarin has been signed up by Bengaluru-based organic milk and milk products company Akshayakalpa Farms & Foods Private Ltd for a sponsorship deal of Rs 80 lakh, a top official of the company said.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Prabhas, 'KGF' director Prashanth Neel collaborate on new film
Hyderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Telugu superstar Prabhas and KGF director Prashanth Neel are set to collaborate on an action film titled Salaar.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid-19: Zimbabwe restricts public gatherings to 100
Harare, Dec 2 (IANS) The Zimbabwean government has restricted the number of people permitted at any public gathering to 100 to curb Covid-19 spread.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Health/Medicine,Politics
NSE launches futures contract of crude degummed soybean oil
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE) has launched its first agricultural commodity futures contract on crude degummed soybean oil (CDSO Futures).
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NATO identifies China as a threat in the coming decade
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has identified China as a "full-spectrum" systematic rival and a threat in the coming decade.
2020-12-02
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
K'taka ex-minister claims he was kidnapped, seeks police protection
Bengaluru, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Karnataka minister Varthur Prakash on Wednesday asked the state government to provide police protection to him and his family members, alleging that he was kidnapped along with his driver last week.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Punjab extends exemption of motor vehicle tax till Dec 31
Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved 100 per cent exemption, till December 31, from the motor vehicle tax for state stage carriage buses and buses of educational institutions, effective from March 23, to support private operators amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Dimple Kapadia: No time to bond on Christopher Nolan's set
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actress Dimple Kapadia says there is no time to bond while working on the set of filmmaker Christopher Nolan.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Retired Justice Karnan arrested by TN police
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Police on Wednesday arrested retired High Court Judge, Justice CS Karnan, in connection with the release on the social media offensive videos/posts with objectionable comments and threats of sexual violence against judiciary officials and their family members.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Over 34 lakh votes cast in Hyderabad municipal polls
Hyderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) A total of 46.60 per cent of over 74 lakh voters cast their votes on Tuesday in the elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the Telangana State Election Commission said on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Papon recalls the first song he recorded
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Singer Papon went down memory lane and recalled the first song he ever recorded, back in the eighties. He says he was fortunate to be part of independent music in that, too.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jennifer Aniston is 'back to work'
Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston is back on the sets to shoot for the second season of hit series, The Morning Show, and is taking extreme precautions amid the global Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Kerala Speaker refers privilege plaint against Issac to panel
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) In an unprecedented action, Kerala Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan on Wednesday referred a breach-of-privilege complaint against Finance Minister Thomas Issac to the Ethics and Privileges Committee of the House.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
2 killed as pipe pierces through bus window in Raj
Jaipur, Dec 2 (IANS) Two persons lost their lives while travelling in a private bus in Pali in Rajasthan when a 100 feet long and two feet wide pipe pierced through one of the windowpanes of the bus, chopping the head of the woman sitting on the window side and injuring the other male passenger sitting beside her, who later succumbed to his injuries.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google's Cloud streaming service Stadia adds 6 new games
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Google's game streaming platform Stadia has received six new games to its collection as part of Stadia Pro.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kabaddi players, wrestlers, singers from Punjab join farmers' protest (Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) As the farmers' agitation entered the seventh day on Wednesday, over a dozen kabaddi players, wrestlers and singers from Punjab joined the protest, extending their support to more than 32 farmers unions leading thousands of protestors.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Armie Hammer to play 'The Godfather producer in series about making of film
Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Actor Armie Hammer will play Albert S. Ruddy, who produced The Godfather, in a limited series about the making of the 1972 Francis Ford Coppola classic.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Ellen Page changes name to Elliot, announces being 'trans'
Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Ellen Page, the Oscar-nominated star of Juno and Umbrella Academy, has announced a change of name. Page will now be known as Elliot, and the star also announced the decision of being identified as transgender.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Amarinder to take first Covid-19 vaccine shot in Punjab
Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) With the Covid-19 vaccine in the final stages of operationalisation in India, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said he will take the first shot of the vaccine in Punjab, once it is cleared by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
2020-12-02
Category: India, Punjab,National
Reliance Capital's EOI for asset monetisation receives 60 bids
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Reliance Capital's (RCAP) expression of interest (EOI) for asset monetisation garnered mega response with 60 bids being received.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Samsung tops global smartphone production in Q3: Report
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) Samsung Electronics was the top global smartphone manufacturer in the third quarter of the year, a report said on Wednesday, as demand for its mobile devices increased in advanced markets amid the pandemic.
2020-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Delhi Teachers Association comes out in farmers' support
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Delhi Teachers ' Association (DTA), an organisation of Delhi University academics, has come out in support of the farmers' movement. The teachers and professors involved of DTA have justified the demands of the agitating farmers. The DTA believes the central government should talk unconditionally to solve their problems and address their concerns.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Steven Spielberg gets protection from stalker
Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Filmmaker Steven Spielberg has secured a restraining order against a woman after she sent him death threats.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Hungary adds 4,136 fresh coronavirus cases
Budapest, Dec 2 (IANS) Hungary has registered 4,136 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 225,209, health officials said.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Hungary,Health/Medicine,Politics
Dog, mentioned in 'Mann Ki Baat', dies in Meerut
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 2 (IANS) 'Rakesh', the PAC dog who found a mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat', has died due to liver and kidney infection.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine approved for use in UK
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Britain on Wednesday approved the emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine from next week in the country.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Lionsgate Play arrives in India to take on Netflix, Amazon Prime
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Starz, one of the leading premium global streaming platforms, on Wednesday launched its independent direct to consumer over-the-top (OTT) app Lionsgate Play in India.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Punjab sets up fund to boost start-ups
Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) To give further impetus to the start-ups in the state, the Punjab Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on Wednesday cleared the decks for the establishment of the Punjab Innovation Mission and the Punjab Innovation Fund.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Politics
L&T to sell UK unit Servowatch Systems to Rolls-Royce
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Industrial conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T), through its wholly owned subsidiary Larsen & Toubro International FZE, signed definitive agreements with Rolls-Royce's Power Systems Division for the strategic divestment of its UK-based integrated marine automation solutions provider Servowatch Systems.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ex-Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella in intensive care
Buenos Aires, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Argentina head coach Alejandro Sabella has been placed in intensive care as he battles heart problems and an unspecified virus, doctors have said.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Iranian Prez calls for suspension of UN nuke inspections
Tehran, Dec 2 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday criticized a Parliament's Bill calling for suspension of UN inspections of the country's nuclear facilities, IRNA news agency reported.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Sia, Steve Aoki, Travis Barker to perform at MTV special gala
Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Music artistes Sia, Steve Aoki and Travis Barker will perform at the MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time Special. The 90-minute special will honour the best moments in film and television from the eighties until now.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Telangana's daily Covid count drops to 565
Hyderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) The daily Covid-19 count in Telangana dropped to 565 on Wednesday even as the health authorities conducted more than 50,000 tests.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Now, Sonu Sood Department of Arts and Humanities in Andhra institute
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) The Arts and Humanities department of Sarat Chandra IAS Academy, Sarat Chandra Degree College and Sarat Chandra Junior College in Andhra Pradesh has been renamed after Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, who also appears in Telugu and other South films.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Opposition parties lend support to agitating farmers at Tikri border
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) With thousands of farmers protesting against the newly passed farm laws at the Delhi-Haryana border in Tikri, the opposition parties have lend their helping hands to the protesters by arranging food and other essential items for them.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Radhika Apte-starrer 'A Call To Spy' to get digital release in India
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) A Call To Spy, the international production capturing the story of three WWII spies and starring Radhika Apte, has been confirmed for OTT release in India.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Mumbai Court grants bail to Showik Chakraborty in drugs case (Ld)
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) A Mumbai Special NDPS Court on Wednesday granted bail to Showik Chakraborty -- the brother of Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty -- three months after he was arrested in a narcotics case.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Banking, financial stocks to be in focus as RBI commences MPC meet
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Banking and financial sector stocks will be in focus throughout rest of the trade week as the Reserve Bank commenced its Monetary Policy Committee meet on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Fake call centre busted in Gurugram
Gurugram, Dec 2 (IANS) The chief minister's flying squad late on Tuesday night busted an illegal call centre operating in Sector-28 in Gurugram.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China's logistics sector maintains expansion in Nov: Report
Beijing, Dec 2 (IANS) China's logistics sector sustained steady expansion in November as broader economic recovery consolidates, data from the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing showed on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Politics
B'desh logs 2,198 new Covid cases; toll at 6,713
Dhaka, Dec 2 (IANS) Bangladesh has reported 2,198 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the country's tally to 469,423, health officials said on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Drugs case: Showik Chakraborty gets bail after 3 months
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Nearly three months since his arrest, Showik Chakraborty, the brother of Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty, was granted bail by a Mumbai Special Court here on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naidu leads protest march, seeks relief for construction workers
Amaravati, Dec 2 (IANS) For the second time in three days, Telugu Desam Party national President Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday led a protest march of party workers and supporters to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, demanding relief to construction workers in the state.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP-backed councillor becomes mayor in NC-PDP bastion of Srinagar
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) BJP-supported independent councillor Junaid Azim Mattu has become the first mayor in the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) after Jammu and Kashmir was created as a Union Territory in August 2019.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Philippines reports 1,438 fresh cases
Manila, Dec 2 (IANS) Philippines on Wednesday reported 1,438 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the country's tally to 434,357.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sahara files contempt petition in Supreme Court against SEBI
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Sahara has moved the Supreme Court and claimed that SEBI seeking a Rs 62,000 crore deposit from it is a clear case of contempt of court and to cause public outrage against Sahara.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Imran faces bouncer barrage as NextGen women leaders mount fierce attack
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Two women, one a relatively experienced hand at politics and the other a debutant, took centre stage at the Multan rally of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) a few days back.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
AI model uses retinal scans to predict Alzheimer's disease
New York, Dec 2 (IANS) A form of artificial intelligence (AI) designed to interpret a combination of retinal images was able to successfully identify a group of patients who were known to have Alzheimer's disease, say researchers.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Microsoft India, Nasscom Foundation declare 11 IAI winners
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Nasscom Foundation and Microsoft India on Wednesday announced 11 winners -- chosen from early stage start-ups and established organisations -- for creating innovative tech solutions to address problems faced by persons with disabilities.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Two labourers booked under anti-conversion law in UP
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 2 (IANS) Two more persons have been booked under the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance in Muzaffarnagar district.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can now stream music videos
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) In a bid to take on YouTube, Amazon's premium music subscription service 'Amazon Music Unlimited' has received a new update that brings the ability to stream music videos from the platform.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Cinema/Showbiz
Kerala flyover case: Ex-Minister's judicial remand extended
Kochi, Dec 2 (IANS) A special court on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of former Kerala Minister Ebrahim Kunju, under treatment at a hospital here for cancer, by 14 days in the Palarivattom flyover collapse case.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
LogisticsNow comes up with benchmark for contracted freight
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) LogisticsNow has come up with a freight benchmark - LoRRI Benchmark - which is currently focused on contracted freight benchmarking.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Narrow escape for 7 fishermen as boat sinks at sea
Udupi (Karnataka), Dec 2 (IANS) Vinod Harikantra, Mahesh, Lokesh, Shekhar, Gangadhar Jatga Mogera, Nagappa Narayan Harikanthra and Anil Gatabeera Harikant -- the seven fishermen from Udupi, who were onboard the 'Mathura' boat, owned by Tharanath Kunder from Malpe, had a narrow escape on November 26, as their boat sank off Maharashtra Coast.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naidu, TDP may fall into oblivion: YSRCP MP Vijaysai Reddy
Amaravati, Dec 2 (IANS) Senior Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) leader and Rajya Sabha member V. Vijaysai Reddy, Wednesday, predicted that opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Nara Chandrababu Naidu could fall into oblivion if Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's regime continues the way it is going with its welfare schemes on.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
SpaceX plans uncrewed Mars flight launch in 2 years: Elon Musk
Berlin, Dec 2 (IANS) SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said the company is working towards launch of an uncrewed Mars flight in about two years.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Germany,Science/Tech
Sushil Modi files nomination for Rajya Sabha bypolls
Patna, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday filed his nomination for the upcoming Rajya Sabha bypolls in Bihar. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad, BJP Bihar unit state President Sanjay Jaiswal, former Bihar Road Construction minister Nand Kishore Yadav and several other party leaders accompanied him.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
SIT recommends ED probe into Vikas Dubey's assets
Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) A special investigation team (SIT) probing the Vikas Dubey encounter case has recommended a probe by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into the slain gangster's property worth Rs 150 crore, amassed by Dubey and his aides.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Farmers continue peaceful protest at Tikri border
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) As the protests entered the seventh day, the farmers from Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday continued to protest peacefully at the Delhi-Haryana Tikri border here.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cyclone Burevi to hit Sri Lanka with heavy rain, strong winds
Colombo, Dec 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Meteorology Department on Wednesday said cyclonic storm Burevi was likely to hit the country's eastern coast late in the evening, causing heavy rain and strong winds in the island country.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SC: Why fell trees to widen roads? Roads can be zigzag
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday wondered why felling of trees was necessary to widen roads or to keep them aligned in a straight line, and suggested that roads could instead be zigzag, which would help reduce speed of vehicles and save lives by avoiding accidents.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Indian team can now compete against 'high-profile opponents': Ashalata
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) India captain Ashalata Devi feels women's football in the country has come a long way forward where they can compete against "high-profile opponents".
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Gilgit Baltistan's provisional provincial status on priority: Imran
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the PTI government would grant provisional provincial status to Gilgit Baltistan on a priority basis as promised earlier.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Bigg Boss 14: Kavita Kaushik storms out of show
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Television actress Kavita Kaushik has left the controversial reality show Bigg Boss 14 after having a spat with fellow contestant Rubina Dilaik. 
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
BKU leaders leave Ghazipur border for crucial meeting at Singhu border
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) An important meeting of farmers' organisations is being held on the Singhu border on Wednesday after the dialogue with the Centre remained inconclusive. Some important leaders of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) camping on the Ghazipur border have left for the Singhu border to attend this crucial meeting.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Farmer's ire: Anti-Modi govt sloganeering at Singhu border
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) As talks between the Centre and agitating farmers a day earlier remained inconclusive, farmers rallying at the Singhu border on Wednesday raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government even as their sit-in at the spot continued for the seventh day.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
One carriageway opened for traffic at Chilla after top cops meet farmer leaders
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) After the first round of talks between the government and the farmer leaders remained inconclusive a day ago, the agitation against the new farm laws entered its seventh day across various borders of the national capital on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NGT extends blanket ban on firecrackers in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal has imposed a total ban on the sale and use of firecrackers during Covid-19 pandemic in the national capital region and all cities in the country where the ambient air quality falls under the 'poor' and above category.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amid rise in Covid cases, Danish govt upgrades curbs
Copenhagen, Dec 2 (IANS) The Danish Ministry of Health has announced the decision to introduce new national Covid-19 recommendations and restrictions amid fears of infections surge.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Denmark,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sennheiser launches new headphones in India
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) German audio brand Sennheiser on Wednesday launched new HD 560S headphones in India for Rs 18,990.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Unbridled competition has raised costs for India, China' (Book Review)
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The irony couldn't be more apt. The Sino-American rapprochement saw the once bitter enemies establishing diplomatic relations in 1979. A decade later came the Sino-Soviet rapprochement - again between two seemingly intractable ideologies - and the settlement of the Russia-China territorial dispute in 2004, to the extent that Russian turbofan engines now power the Chinese JF-17 jet that could soon become the mainstay of the Pakistani Air Force. Today, even the Arabs and the Israelis are talking about peace in a multipolar world that is taking shape with the re-emergence of Russia post the collapse of the Soviet Union.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Glucosamine supplements may reduce overall death rates: Study
New York, Dec 2 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that glucosamine supplements may reduce overall mortality almost as well as regular exercise does.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
'Uganda safeguarded financial stability, but risks remain'
Kampala, Dec 2 (IANS) Uganda has so far been succeeding in safeguarding financial stability, although risks remain as the east African country battles the economic effects brought about by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the central bank said here in a recent report.
2020-12-02
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Jilted lover pours super glue into new bride's eye
Patna, Dec 2 (IANS) There's no fury greater on earth than woman scorned. Angry over her lover choosing another for his wife, a girl in Bihar's Nalanda district poured Fevi kwik, a super glue, into the eyes of the new bride after chopping off her hair.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RBI expected to maintain rates on elevated inflation levels: Brickwork Ratings
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to maintain a rate pause in the upcoming Monetary Policy Committee meet, considering elevated inflation levels, Brickwork Ratings said on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dawid Malan attains highest-ever rating points in T20I history
Cape Town, Dec 2 (IANS) Left-handed batsman Dawid Malan has attained the highest-ever rating points for batsmen in the ICC T20I player rankings after a terrific run saw him top the series aggregate with 173 runs and help England blank South Africa 3-0.
2020-12-02
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Sonia Gandhi appoints B.V. Srinivas as Youth Congress chief
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Youth Congress has now got an official president after more than a year. Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday appointed B.V. Srinivas as the chief of the Congress' youth wing.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Make those not wearing masks serve at Covid centres: Gujarat HC
Gandhinagar, Dec 2 (IANS) Expressing concern and dissatisfaction over the violating the Covid-19 guidelines in Gujarat, the High Court on Wednesday ordered the state government to issue a notification to make those not wearing face masks to perform community services at Covid care centres for five to 15 days.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
SII's Covishield volunteer was in ICU battling neurological complications, memory loss: Wife
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) Life was sort of picture-perfect for the Chennai-based business consultant with a wife and two kids aged 12 and 7 and couple of business projects on hand, when it turned upside down in October 2020.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
MP CM trolled for 'plagiarism' charges levelled over a poem
Bhopal, Dec 2 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan recently shared a poem said to have been penned by his wife Sadhna Singh which has led to a backlash on social media. Chouhan has been heavily trolled over alleged plagiarism charges levelled by a young girl Bhumika Birthare who has claimed to have originally written the poem.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Nissan prices all-new Magnite SUV at Rs 4.99L
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Nissan India on Wednesday announced the special introductory price of all-new Nissan Magnite, starting at Rs 4,99,000 (ex-showroom) valid until December 31, 2020.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Good performance in Tokyo will inspire more women to take up hockey: Rajani
Bengaluru, Dec 2 (IANS) Experienced goalkeeper in the Indian women's hockey team Rajani Etimarpu feels that good results in the Tokyo Olympics, scheduled for next year, will help in attracting more women players to take up the sport in the country.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
59% Indians sceptical about Covid-19 vaccine, won't rush to take it: Survey
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) With chances of affordable Covid-19 vaccine likely to be available by February 2021, 59 per cent Indians divulged that they will not rush to take it, a survey revealed on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Farmers perform 'puja' at Ghazipur border, lash out at Modi govt
Ghazipur (Delhi/Uttar Pradesh), Dec 2 (IANS) The Modi government's latest attempts to persuade the farmers agitating at the Delhi-Haryana-UP borders for the last seven days against the three Union farm laws, failed to achieve a breakthrough.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Hope to resolve farmers' issues: MoS Rupala (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) A day ahead of another crucial round of talks with farmer leaders on their demands, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Parshottam Rupala said that the Centre is hopeful of a resolution to the farmers' grievances at the earliest.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Razorpay partners with PayPal to help Indian MSME's go global
Bengaluru, Dec 2 (IANS) Fintech unicorn Razorpay on Wednesday said it has partnership with global digital payments major PayPal to enable seamless international payments for Indian micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and freelancers.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Rolls-Royce, Infosys enter into partnership for aerospace engineering in India
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Leading aerospace and defence technology company Rolls-Royce and IT major Infosys on Wednesday announced their strategic partnership for aerospace engineering in India.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Admission of IBC cases continue to be subdued amid pandemic
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Insolvency resolution processes continue to be subdued amid the pandemic as only 80 cases were admitted under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) during the July-September quarter.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid may deepen depression, anxiety in pregnant women
New York, Dec 2 (IANS) Researchers have said that Covid-19 may deepen depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among pregnant and postpartum women.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
BJP slams MVA move to probe Jalyukta Shivar Yojana
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) The opposition state Bharatiya Janata Party slammed the decision of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government to set up a committee for an open probe into former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' pet scheme Jalyukta Shivar Yojana (JSY), here on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
China caught unaware of India's readiness, procures last minute high-altitude gear
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) China is making last minute efforts to make emergency procurements of high-altitude gear and clothing for its troops as they were caught unaware of India's readiness for the harsh winter atop the Eastern Ladkah heights -- that has been the bone of contention between the two Asian majors.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
'B'desh to re-activate probe into 2013 Hefazat-e-Islam terror activities'
Dhaka, Dec 2 (IANS) Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said that the government is moving to re-activate the investigation of 83 cases of Hefazat-e-Islam's terror activities in 2013.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Michael Schumacher's son Mick to race F1 for Haas in 2021
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Schumacher name will make a racing return to Formula One next year as Mick Schumacher -- son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher -- has signed a multi-year deal with Haas.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
GST revenue collections seen stable going ahead
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Goods and services tax (GST) collections are likely to remain stable in case no major obstacles come up for the economy, such as rise in Covid-19 cases and eventual restrictions, said a report by Motilal Oswal Institutional Equities.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
FAIFA seeks relief package for farmers hit by cyclone Nivar
Hyderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), a non-profit organization representing the cause of millions of farmers and farm workers of commercial crops across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, etc. Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take swift action to bring relief to farmers hit by cyclone Nivar.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Kohli finishes 2020 without an ODI century, a first since 2008
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli will end the year 2020 as one in which he failed to score a single century in One-Day Internationals for the first time since his debut year in 2008. This is also the first time since 2008 that Kohli has featured in less than 10 ODIs in a calendar year.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Men are also affected by Instagram influencers: Study
Sydney, Dec 2 (IANS) Not just women, men and teenagers are affected by Instagram influencers who set global benchmarks for ideal body shape, fashion and even facial trends, say researchers.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
ISL: FC Goa's Tlang suspended for one additional game
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) FC Goa's winger Redeem Tlang has been handed an additional one-game suspension by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee for his direct red card incident against Mumbai City FC in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL).
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Twitter labels Amit Malviya's farmer video 'manipulated media'
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Twitter on Wednesday lebelled a video clip posted by BJP IT Cell incharge Amit Malviya regarding a policeman swinging his baton to hit an elderly farmer protester as "manipulated media".
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vivo V20 Pro 5G with Snapdragon 765G launched in India
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Wednesday launched its most powerful smartphone in the V20 series called the V20 Pro 5G in India for 29,990. 
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Rohit should've been picked, communication gap disappointing, say Gambhir, VVS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Indian cricketers Gautam Gambhir and VVS Laxman have been left disappointed with the way the issue of Rohit Sharma's injury has been handled by the BCCI and the current team management, pointing at the lack of communication between the two.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Yogi rings BSE bell to list Lucknow Municipal Bonds
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath rang the bell at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) marking the listing of bonds of the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC), here on Wednesday morning.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Britain on Wednesday approved the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on independent advice of its medicines regulator.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
3rd ODI: Won't bowl as bowling in previous game made my back sore, says Pandya
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) After powering India to 302/5 with 92* and an unbeaten 150-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja for the sixth wicket in the third ODI against Australia, India all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Wednesday clarified that he is unlikely to bowl in the Australia innings.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Can't make laws: SC declines plea seeking rape law reform & others
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it "cannot legislate laws after laws", as it "is not for wisdom of the court to make legilsation".
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
NATO Secy Gen reiterates call for Afghan ceasefire
Kabul, Dec 2 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has reiterated his call for Afghan ceasefire.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
RSS chief to visit Bihar for two days from Dec 4
Patna, Dec 2 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat will visit Patna for two days to participate in its meeting on December 4.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Belgium vax candidate protects against Covid-19: Study
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Belgium virologists have developed a vaccine candidate against Covid-19 based on the yellow fever vaccine, which as a result also works against yellow fever.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Dia Mirza on two decades of Miss Asia Pacific pageant win
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza reminisces about her life-changing moment in December 2000 when she won the Miss Asia Pacific International pageant, saying the win felt like it transitioned her old life into a new one.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjabi singers lend voice to farmers' 'stir'
Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) To penetrate the music market through the hearts of protesting farmers, a host of Punjabi singers have lent their voice to their 'struggle' against the new agricultural laws that will 'ruin' economy and 'snatch' their lands.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Rahul Dev: My bond with Sanjay Dutt has evolved with time
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actor Rahul Dev will be seen in the upcoming Sanjay Dutt-starrer Torbaaz. Rahul says since his Bollywood debut in 1997, he has bonded well with Dutt and their friendship has evolved with time.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Yogi may scrap incentive scheme for interfaith marriages
Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) After bringing in the anti-conversion law to check forced religious conversions, Yogi Adityanath government is now planning to withdraw a scheme that has encouraged interfaith marriages for almost 44 years.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
HPE to move headquarters from Silicon Valley to Houston
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced that it is moving its headquarters from San Jose, California, to Houston, Texas.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Man, sister-in-law commit suicide in UP village
Fatehpur (UP), Dec 2 (IANS) A young man and his sister-in-law, who were allegedly in a relationship, committed suicide in Brahmantara village in Ghazipur area of the district, police said on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
John Abraham is PETA India's Person of the Year
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Bollywood actor John Abraham has been named the Person of the Year for 2020 by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Rape victim goes missing in UP, kidnapping suspected
Fatehpur (Uttar Pradesh) Dec 2 (IANS) A rape victim was allegedly kidnapped from a village when she had gone to fields for some work.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global Covid-19 cases top 63.8mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 63.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.48 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Shah holding another meeting on farmers' issues; Tomar, Goyal brief him
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah is holding another round of meeting since Wednesday morning with his Cabinet colleagues Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal to discuss the future course of action to resolve farmers' demands.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Brilliance from Pandya, Jadeja help India set 303-run target for Australia
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) Brilliant half centuries from Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and skipper Virat Kohli helped India set a competitive 303-run target for Australia in the third and final ODI at the Manuka Oval on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Market cap-to-GDP ratio currently highest since FY10: Report
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The market cap-to-GDP ratio of India is currently highest since FY 2009-10, said a report by Motilal Oswal Institutional Equities.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi hospitals witnessing probable cases of Covid reinfection (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) As the national capital continues to battle the third and the deadliest surge of the Covid-19 pandemic, another threat related to the coronavirus has started to loom large over its horizon -- the danger of reinfection of the viral disease.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Value from data consumption in India being captured by foreign media platforms
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) While Indians are the largest consumers of data, the value derived from this consumption is captured by Euro-American or Chinese media platforms.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
AWS CEO Andy Jassy offers 5 keys to unlock your Cloud journey
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) In order to build the right innovation and reinvention culture, Andy Jassy who is the CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS) is offering five keys to help enterprises unlock digital transformation and begin their Cloud journey during the pandemic.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Farmers protests: Traffic takes a hit at Noida, Delhi borders
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) As the farmers continued their sit-in protest, congestion in the traffic on Wednesday was seen on the routes between Noida and Delhi. A key route connecting Uttar Pradesh with the national capital had to be closed on the second day of the protests at the Noida-Delhi border.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Hindware Appliances launches disruptive range of IoT appliances for connected homes
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Somany Home Innovation Limited, makers of 'Hindware Appliances, has expanded its Internet of Things (IoT) product portfolio with addition of futuristic, intelligent, and connected home appliances ? Elara iPro Water purifier and Hindware Agnis iPro Air purifier.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Amazon Monitron' to help industries predict flaws in machinery
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Amazon Web Services (AWS) has introduced a new machine learning (ML) service to detect abnormal behaviour in industrial machinery, enabling its industrial customers to implement predictive maintenance and reduce unplanned downtime.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple announces 15 best apps of 2020 on its App Store
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Apple on Wednesday announced its App Store Best of 2020 winners, recognising 15 apps and games that proved to be essential for making life easier, healthier and more connected this year.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Oscars 2021 will not be a virtual affair
Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) There were a lot of speculations around how the Oscars would be held amid the Covid pandemic, and it is now confirmed the award gala will not go virtual.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kerala BJP will double its seats' tally in local polls: Surendran (IANS Interview)
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) With Kerala set to hold three-phased local body polls from next week, youthful state BJP unit President K Surendran seems to be ever-smiling, as he is sure his political stock will only go up once the votes are counted.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Kerala,National
Sunny Deol tests Covid positive
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actor-politician Sunny Deol on Wednesday announced that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is in isolation.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Politics
Still some uncertainty over 2021 T20 WC being held in India, claims PCB CEO
Lahore, Dec 2 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief executive Wasim Khan believes there's a possibility that the T20 World Cup, slated to be held next year in India, could be shifted to the United Arab Emirates due to Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Safe UV light may sterilise high-risk Covid-19 environments
London, Dec 2 (IANS) A new research adds to the growing body of evidence that ultraviolet C (UVC) lighting can be a new solution to kill aerosolised Covid-19 in enclosed environments such as hospitals and long-term care facilities.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
'Aircel Maxis case against Chidambarams lingering on unnecessarily'
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) "It is lingering on unnecessarily," a Delhi court said on Wednesday even as it granted more time to the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate to obtain report on Letters Rogatory form the UK and Singapore in relation to their ongoing probe in the Aircel-Maxis case against former Union Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
6 of family killed in Hyderabad car accident
Hyderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Six members of a family were killed and five injured when a car in which they were travelling collided head-on with a borewell lorry in Telangana's Rangareddy district on Wednesday, police said.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Reddit reveals it has 52 million daily active users
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Popular online discussion platform Reddit has for the first time revealed that it now has 52 million daily active users.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
England now No 1 ranked team in T20Is, India at 3
Cape Town, Dec 2 (IANS) England have displaced Australia from the numero uno spot in ICC T20I rankings following their comprehensive series whitewash over South Africa in the recently-concluded three-match rubber.
2020-12-02
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Auto stocks gain on robust sales numbers for Nov
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Shares of automobile companies surged on Wednesday on the back robust sales recorded in November.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rahul Mahajan: I feel free after quitting alcohol, cigarettes
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Bigg Boss season 2 contestant Rahul Mahajan, who is the son of late politician Pramod Mahajan, says he has quit alcohol and cigarettes. He also opened up about Bollywood personalities currently embroiled in the drug scandal, stating that if one wants to live longer the body needs to be kept healthy and nice.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Salesforce buys Microsoft Teams rival Slack for $27.7bn
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS)  In one of the biggest deals in its history, Cloud software firm Salesforce has announced to acquire Microsoft Teams rival and enterprise chat platform Slack for $27.7 billion.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Shareholders sue top Pinterest executives over 'toxic' work culture
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Shareholders of the photo-sharing social media platform Pinterest have sued top executives of the company, including CEO Ben Silbermann, for allegedly nurturing a toxic work culture.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Human Interest/Society
OnePlus partners American Express to empower Indian customers
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Smartphone brand OnePlus on Wednesday announced a partnership with American Express to provide customers with several offers on the purchase of OnePlus products in India.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
SpiceXpress ties up with cold-chain majors to transport vaccines
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) SpiceXpress, the dedicated cargo arm of SpiceJet, has tied up with cold-chain solution providers to transport drugs and vaccines which need to be ferried under controlled temperatures, including anti-Covid vaccines.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Trump-like' allegations of Channel 7 absurd & untrue: Cricket Tasmania
Sydney, Dec 2 (IANS) Cricket Tasmania has denied the allegations made by Channel 7 about government deals to play Big Bash games, saying the claims made by the broadcaster are "Trump-like".
2020-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Keep your little ones away from smog woes
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANSlife) Children are more sensitive to the effects of smog and air pollution than adults. Here are some practical tips for you to follow to protect your kids from the potential health effects.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Hyaluronic acid benefits your skin
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANSlife) Hyaluronic acid has recently become such a hyped ingredient, but the popularity is acceptable because the ingredient provides what it claims to -- anti ageing.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
India key market for Japanese entertainment industry
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANSlife) Indian interest towards Japanese culture has been growing significantly over the last few years, especially amongst Gen Z, believes Kaoru Miyamoto, Director General, Japan Foundation, New Delhi.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Min temperatures dip below zero in valley & Ladakh
Srinagar, Dec 2 (IANS) Night temperatures across Kashmir again dropped below the freezing point on Wednesday as the weather office forecast dry and cold weather across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh till Saturday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Equity indices fall, Sensex down 170 points
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices declined on Wednesday with the BSE Sensex falling over 170 points.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Conditions to improve for Indian corporates in 2021: Moody's
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Conditions will improve for Indian corporates in 2021, as economic activity gathers pace post-lockdown, Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
With over 36K new corona cases, India's tally nears 95L
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) With 36,604 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally increased to 94,99,413 on Wednesday, as 501 more fatalities took the COVID-19 death toll to 1,38,122, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Biden's budget chief pick Tanden recounts rise from poverty to power
New York, Dec 2 (IANS) Neera Tanden, who has been named Joe Biden's budget chief, shares a common upbringing with Kamala Harris -- both were raised by single mothers, who came from India and through their determination saw their daughters rise to positions of power -- exceeding the American dream.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Yogi Adityanath rings the bell at BSE
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath rang the bell at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) marking the listing of bonds of the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC), here on Wednesday morning.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kohli breaks Tendulkar's fastest 12K ODI runs' record
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday became the fastest batsman to score 12,000 runs in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Kohli reached the milestone in the third and final ODI of the three-match series against Australia at the Manuka Oval.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Amid pressure, Goa drops move to urbanise heritage church complex
Panaji, Dec 2 (IANS) Amid vociferous protests from the opposition as well as heritage conservationists, the Goa government has backpedalled from its proposed move to include an area housing a 17th century Old Goa Church complex under an urban planning authority.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Microsoft Teams to let you transfer calls between desktop, mobile
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Microsoft Teams users will soon be able to transfer calls between desktop and mobile, allowing them to move around inside their homes or offices during the video meetings.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Cong demands winter session of Parliament amid farmers protest
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Amid the farmers protests, the Congress on Wednesday asked the Centre to convene the Winter Session of Parliament.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bengal T20 Challenge: Kanishk, Shreevats help East Bengal win two in a row
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) East Bengal registered their second consecutive victory in the ongoing Bengal T20 Challenge, thanks to Kanishk Seth's all-round master-class and Shreevats Goswami's another fluent half-century as they defeated Kalighat Club by 58 runs at the Eden Gardens.
2020-12-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Facebook Libra changes name to Diem Association
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Facing regulatory backlash worldwide, the Libra Association, which manages Facebook's cryptocurrency project, has decided to change its name to Diem Association in a bid to reinforce its organisational independence.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Technology
Rabada to miss ODI series against England due to injury
Cape Town, Dec 2 (IANS) South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match ODI series against England due to an injury.
2020-12-02
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Samsung names new chiefs of its memory, foundry businesses
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Wednesday named the new chiefs of its memory and foundry businesses as the South Korean tech giant aims to further expand its presence in the chipmaking sector.
2020-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
UP govt slashes Covid testing rates
Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has brought down the rate of Covid-19 RT-PCR tests.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
UP cop shoots man for resisting his misbehaviour
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) Dec 2 (IANS) A police man in Uttar Pradesh has allegedly shot at a man who objected to his sexually harassing women.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AWS becomes a game changer for artists on Netflix
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) As video streaming turns out to be the saviour for millions of people working from homes to refresh their minds, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is helping artists create their content swiftly and seamlessly for Netflix, according to a company executive.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
8 killed as truck overturns on car in UP
Kaushambhi (Uttar Pradesh) Dec 2 (IANS) Eight persons were killed in Kaushambhi district on Wednesday morning when a truck, laden with stones, overturned on a car that was parked near the road.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jubin Nautiyal: I approach recreated music as a fan of the original
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) New-age singer Jubin Nautiyal has recorded quite a few recreated numbers such as The Humma Song, Raat baaki, Pehla Nasha Once Again, and his latest, Bewafa tera masoom chehra. The singer claims when he approaches an old hit or classic number for recreation, he does so as a fan of the original song.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
All policemen on Magh Mela duty to undergo Covid test
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 2 (IANS) More than 5,000 policemen from civil police and other wings like ATS, STF, paramilitary forces, SDRF, NDRF, BDDS, fire, anti-mines and traffic, who will be deployed for the Magh Mela in Prayagraj next month, will have to undergo antigen and RT-PCR testing before joining the Mela duties.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Malan, Buttler blast England to clean sweep against Proteas
Cape Town, Dec 2 (IANS) A record second-wicket partnership between David Malan and Jos Buttler helped England thrash South Africa by nine wickets in the third and final T20I at Newlands.
2020-12-02
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
43 IPS officers transferred in UP
Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) In a major administrative reshuffle, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has transferred 43 IPS officers, including 17 district police chiefs.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Salesforce acquires Microsoft Teams rival Slack for $27.7bn
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) In one of its biggest deals, Cloud software firm Salesforce has announced to acquire Microsoft Teams rival and enterprise chat platform Slack for $27.7 billion.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Martin Snedden elected new New Zealand Cricket chairman
Auckland, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Black Caps cricketer Martin Snedden has been elected as the new chairman for New Zealand Cricket. Snedden will fill the role vacated by Greg Barclay, who was required to stand down from the position after being elected chairman of the International Cricket Council.
2020-12-02
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
India opt to bat against Australia in 3rd ODI, Natarajan makes debut
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday won the toss and elected to bat in the third and final ODI against Australia to be played at the Manuka Oval.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Argentina's national rugby team apologise for Maradona tribute
Buenos Aires, Dec 2 (IANS) Argentina's national rugby team has apologised for its widely criticised tribute to Diego Maradona following the football legend's death from a heart attack.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports
Akshay Kumar meets Yogi Adityanath in Mumbai
Lucknow/Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar has met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is in Mumbai, and discussed his upcoming film 'Ram Setu'.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Robert Pattinson: 'Tenet' is Christopher Nolan on steroids
Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson says his new film, Tenet, is incredibly complex as well as ambitious, and says the much-awaited Christopher Nolan directorial shows the true possibilities of cinema.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Urmila Matondkar: Kangana Ranaut has been given undue importance
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actress-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar, who has officially joined Shiv Sena, says she has no interest in engaging in a war of words with actress Kangana Ranaut, adding that Kangana has been given much more importance than she actually deserves.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
18 Covid patients discharged in Chinese mainland
Beijing, Dec 2 (IANS) A total of 18 Covid patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovery across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said in a daily report on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Melissa Leong on being the first female judge on 'MasterChef Australia'
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Melissa Leong feels being the first female judge on the popular cooking reality show, MasterChef Australia, comes with great responsibility, to represent the underrepresented while doing a good job as a judge.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
B'luru police open fire on notorious robber to arrest him
Bengaluru, Dec 2 (IANS) Bengaluru police have opened fire on a robber who tried to assault a police constable with a knife.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
First vaccines will go to health care workers: US panel
New York, Dec 2 (IANS) Health care workers and nursing home residents will be the first in the United States to get Covid-19 vaccines, a high powered government panel announced late Tuesday.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Aaron Eckhart: 'The Dark Knight' is a reflection of our times
Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Actor Aaron Eckhart says the superhero film The Dark Knight not only has a great story, but is a reflection of our times.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
US Covid deaths top 270,000: Johns Hopkins University
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) US Covid-19 deaths has surpassed 270,000, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Iggy Azalea planning son's birthday in advance
Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Rapper Iggy Azalea is planning a birthday party for her toddler son five months in advance. Azalea welcomed Onyx Carter, her son with rapper Playboi Carti, earlier this year.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
France sees further improvement in key Covid indicators
Paris, Dec 2 (IANS) France on Tuesday saw its daily coronavirus cases fall below 10,000 for the third day in a row while coronavirus-related hospitalisation maintained a running slowdown, official data showed.
2020-12-02
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Roscosmos calls landing of China's Chang'e-5 historic event
Beijing, Dec 2 (IANS) The landing of China's Chang'e-5 spacecraft on the near side of the moon is a historic event, Russia's state space corporation Roscosmos has said.
2020-12-02
Category: International, China,Technology
Fed official says additional fiscal support needed to avoid labor market scarring
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Additional fiscal support is needed to avoid labor market scarring and bankruptcies as the US economy struggles to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, a senior US Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Russia registers 26,402 new Covid-19 cases
Moscow, Dec 2 (IANS) Russia confirmed 26,402 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total caseload to 2,322,056, the federal response centre said on Tuesday.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
13th Bengaluru Film Festival to be held in Feb/March
Bengaluru, Dec 2 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister, B.S. Yediyurappa on Tuesday gave informal approval to organise 13th edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFF).
2020-12-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Trinamool top brass meets Adhikari to resolve differences
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress' top brass held a high-level meeting with disgruntled party heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari on Tuesday night in a bid to iron out differences within the incumbent formation.
2020-12-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Govt seeks farmers' objections, suggestions on farm laws
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) In a bid to address the worries of the farmers, who are on the streets since last week to oppose the newly passed farm laws, the Central government on Tuesday sought their objections as well as suggestions in writing, even as the talks between the leaders of the farmers' groups and the government held earlier in the day ended inconclusively.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Baby among 4 moved down by drunk driver in Germany
Berlin, Dec 2 (IANS) At least four people, including a baby, were killed and at least 15 others injured in Germany's Trier town on Tuesday afternoon as a speeding car, driven by a drunk man, ploughed through people in a pedestrian zone, reports said.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spanish tennis player banned for 8 yrs for match fixing
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Enrique Lopez Perez has been banned from the sport for eight years for his involvement in match fixing activities, the Tennis Integrity Unit said in a statement on Tuesday.
2020-12-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
BJP blames TRS government for low turnout in GHMC polls
Hyderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) The BJP has blamed the TRS government in Telangana and the State Election Commission for the low turnout in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections on Tuesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Andhra Assembly passes 5five bills by voice vote on 2nd day
Amaravati, Dec 2 (IANS) On the second day of the Winter Session in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, five bills were passed by voice vote. The Bills that were cleared on Tuesday include AP Gaming (Amendment) Bill 2020 and AP Municipal Laws (second amendment) Bill besides three more on aquaculture.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Covid deaths drop to single-digit in Mumbai (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) While Mumbai's Covid-19 deaths dropped to single-digit figure on Tuesday, for the first time since March 30, Maharashtra's deaths and active cases scenario remained worrisome on Tuesday though new infections reported a drop, health authorities said here.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka BJP MLC blames CM's aide, Yogeshwar for poll defeat (Ld)
Bengaluru, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Janata Dal (S) state unit president and BJP MLC A.H. Vishwanath on Tuesday launched a no holds barred attack on BJP leader C.P. Yogeshwar and Karnataka Chief Minister's aide and grand nephew, N.R. Santhosh, for his defeat in the Hunasur Assembly constituency in 2019, when he contested on a BJP ticket.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
New Covid cases outnumber recoveries in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Dec 2 (IANS) New 1,330 cases outnumbered 886 discharges in a day across Karnataka, taking its Covid-19 tally to 8,86,227, including 23,709 active cases, while recoveries rose to 8,50,707 till Monday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
259 absconding excise offenders arrested in Andhra's East Godavari
Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 2 (IANS) The special enforcement bureau (SEB) of East Godavari police in Andhra Pradesh has arrested 259 absconding accused of excise and prohibition act violations within a week.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
GHMC elections: Repoll ordered in one ward after ballot paper goof-up
Hyderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) The Telangana State Election Commission on Tuesday stopped polling in Old Malakpet ward of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and ordered re-poll after a goof-up in ballot paper.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Over 43% polling in Greater Hyderabad civic polls (Roundup)
Hyderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Over 43 per cent voters cast their votes on Tuesday in the elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) which was largely peaceful and smooth, barring a goof-up which led to poll postponement in one division, election officials said.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Odisha CM launches customer integrated management services of OMC
Bhubaneswar, Dec 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched the Customer Integrated Management Services (CIMS) and Stockyard Management System (SMS) applications of Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC).
2020-12-02
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Police in Andhra's Chittoor recover lost phones worth Rs 40 lakh
Chittoor, Dec 1 (IANS) In a stunning development, the technical analysis wing (TAW) of Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district police managed to recover 277 lost and stolen cell phones worth Rs 40 lakh in a month's time.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Amidst farmers' agitation, govt procures more paddy on MSP
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Amidst the farmers' agitation, the Central government has procured more paddy on MSP than the last years, with purchase of over 318.00 LMTs of paddy up to November 30, an official statement said on Tuesday.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cal HC directs CAG to do audit of Amphan relief distribution
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) A division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India to do an audit of the distribution of Amphan relief materials in West Bengal.
2020-12-01
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Assam's flagship scheme 'Orunodoi' launched to empower women
Guwahati, Dec 1 (IANS) The Assam government on Tuesday launched its biggest flagship scheme 'Orunodoi to empower 18.20 lakh poor families by focusing on women and specially-abled persons.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Sorry Australia: Candice jokes about husband Warner's groin injury
Sydney, Dec 1 (IANS) Australia opener David Warner's groin injury has ruled him out of the upcoming third ODI against India on Wednesday and the subsequent T20I series between the two sides. Warner has had a busy schedule over the past four months and got to spend time with his family only a few weeks ago.
2020-12-01
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Shehla turned my wife, other daughter against me due to lust for money: Father
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Abdul Rashid Shora, the father of student activist Shehla Rashid, alleged on Tuesday that his daughetr has ultimately succeeded in cornering him by turning his wife and other daughter against him due to their lust for money.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Karnataka medical, dental colleges re-open amid Covid spread
Bengaluru, Dec 1 (IANS) Over 500 medical, dental, pharmacy, Ayush and nursing colleges across Karnataka reopened on Tuesday after remaining shut for over 8 months due to the Covid-induced extended lockdown and subsequent restrictions.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Gujarat's Covid toll crosses 4,000, tally continues to rise
Gandhinagar, Dec 1 (IANS) Gujarat's coronavirus toll on Tuesday crossed the 4,000-mark with 15 fresh deaths taking it to 4,004, while the case tally rose to 2,11,257 with 1,477 new infections.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Bach to run unopposed for IOC president
Lausanne (Switzerland), Dec 1 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday that president Thomas Bach will stand unopposed in the presidential election that is scheduled for March next year. The election is set to be held at the IOC Session in Athens scheduled for March 10 to 12.
2020-12-01
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
2nd phase of DDC polling in J&K sees 49% voter turnout (2nd Ld)
Srinagar, Dec 1 (IANS) State Election Commissioner (SEC) K.K. Sharma, while addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, informed that the second phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir have been conducted successfully with a voter turnout of 48.62 per cent.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
State must discard colonial notion of being sovereign: SC
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court said on Tuesday that the state must discard the colonial notion that it is a sovereign entity handing out doles at its will. The remarks from the top court came as it rapped the Jharkhand government for depriving an industrial unit of its legitimate entitlement under an industrial policy.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
After Nagaland Guv rejects separate constitution, flag, NSCN-IM remains undeterred
Kohima, Dec 1 (IANS) Hours after the Nagaland Governor and Government of Indias chief negotiator for the Naga peace talks, R.N. Ravi, rejected the demand of separate flag and constitution for the state, the NSCN-IM on Tuesday told Ravi that "it is undeterred by his threat".
2020-12-01
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Chinese spacecraft to collect samples touches down on Moon
Beijing, Dec 1 (IANS) China's Chang'e-5 mission, intended to bring back around 2 kg of lunar soil and rocks to the earth, touched down on the Moon on Tuesday.
2020-12-01
Category: International, China,Politics,Science/Tech
Festive push, pent-up demand boost Nov auto sales (Roundup)
New Delhi/Chennai, Dec 1 (IANS) Healthy off-take on the back of festive season accelerated major automobile players' year-on-year sales during November.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Islamic bloc volte-face on Kashmir exposes fault lines
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) At the 47th Council of Foreign Ministers session of the 57-member strong Organisation of Islamic Community (OIC) held on November 27-28 in Niamey, the communal organisation has finally succumbed to the pressure and blackmail of three Islamic states and passed a resolution against the Indian governments rightful abrogation of Article 370 and 35A of her constitution.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mahindra first Formula E team to sign up for Gen 3 regulations
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Mahindra Racing have become the first Formula E (FE) team to sign up for its forthcoming Gen3 regulations and committed to the series for at least next three years. The rules are expected to come into play in the 2022/23 season and will run till 2025.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Pandemic accelerates Cloud adoption by several years: AWS CEO
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), on Tuesday stated that the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated cloud adoption by several years and that the rate of growth at AWS continues to accelerate at a phenomenal rate.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Andhra logs 685 more Covid cases, tally 8.68 lakh
Amaravati, Dec 1 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh registered 685 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, increasing the state's tally to 8.68 lakh, even as 1,094 more patients recovered.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Revise parking policy before presenting in Cabinet: K'taka CM
Bengaluru, Dec 1 (IANS) In a bid to move from chaotic to organised parking in Bengaluru, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Tuesday directed Chief Secretary T.M. Vijay Bhaskar to review and revise the draft Parking Policy 2.0 before submitting it to the Cabinet.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Low-cost houses in US costal areas at high flood risk: Study
New York, Dec 1 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that the number of affordable housing units in the US coastal areas vulnerable to flooding could triple by 2050 as the planet heats up.
2020-12-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Govt's talks with BKU over, to continue in Dec 3 meeting
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Hours after meeting farmers' representatives on Tuesday, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar held a second round of talks with the leaders of the Bhartiya Kisan Union-Tikait group, and it was decided to continue the talks in Thursday's meeting between the government and the farmers.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covaxin trial to begin in Bengaluru hospital on Wed
Bengaluru, Dec 1 (IANS) The Phase-III clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine (Covaxin) being developed by Bharat Biotech would begin at the privately-run Vydehi multi-specialty hospital here from Wednesday, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Le Fondre, Boumous take Mumbai to 3-0 win over East Bengal
Bambolim, Dec 1 (IANS) Two goals in either half from striker Adam Le Fondre, and one from midfielder Hernan Santana, along with an inspired performance from Hugo Boumous, helped Mumbai City cruise to a 3-0 win over East Bengal in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Stadium on Tuesday.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Bhopal gas tragedy victims still suffer from obesity and thyroid problems
Bhopal, Dec 1 (IANS) The effects of the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984 are still visible among the residents of the state capital. Obesity and thyroid problems are becoming a major health issue with many victims of the tragedy, says a new data-based study.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Realme announces 'Race' phone with Snapdragon 888 5G chipset
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Smartphone maker Realme on Tuesday announced a new smartphone 'Race' with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform.
2020-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology