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Govt looks for middle path, softens stance on some demands
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The fourth round of talks between the Union government and the farmers' representatives at the Vigyan Bhawan on Thursday did not reach any conclusion, but the government has softened its stance on some demands of the farmers, who are protesting against the Central farm laws passed by the Parliament in September this year, so as to end their agitation.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Andhra records 664 more Covid cases, tally reaches 8.7 lakh
Amaravati, Dec 3 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh reported 664 new Covid positive cases, increasing the state's tally to 8.7 lakh, even as 835 more patients recovered from the virus to outnumber infections on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
New cases again outnumber recoveries in J&K
Jammu, Dec 3 (IANS) New COVID-19 cases again outnumbered recoveries in J&K on Thursday as 582 tested positive against 419 recoveries.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
TN BJP relieves its intellectual cell head after he joined Rajini's party
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu BJP said on Thursday that it has accepted the resignation of Ra Arjunamurthy, President of the state unit's Intellectual Cell, after he joined actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth's to be floated political party. Rajinikanth told reporters that Arjunamurthy has been appointed as the Chief Coordinator.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Expelled BJD MLA arrested on job fraud charges
Bhubaneswar, Dec 3 (IANS) Expelled Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Pradeep Panigrahi was on Thursday arrested by the Crime Branch (CB) of Odisha Police for allegedly collecting money by promising jobs in a Tata company.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Maharashtra Covid-19 deaths again rise, infections drop (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths again rose to remain past the 100-mark while the number of new and active patients declined, health authorities said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
11 lakh mandays generated in Odisha through sericulture
Bhubaneswar, Dec 3 (IANS) Around 11 lakh mandays were generated through sericulture activities in Odisha as a measure towards livelihood support activities during the Covid-19 pandemic, said an official on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Bihar school's WhatsApp group hacked, numbers traced to Pak, gulf countries
Patna, Dec 3 (IANS) The police in Gopalganj in Bihar have been put on high alert after it came to light that some pornographic video contents were uploaded on a WhatsApp group of Class VII students of the Army School located in the Hathua locality.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rift widens in NDA as Beniwal, Vasundhara supporters spar
Jaipur, Dec 3 (IANS) A war of words broke out on Twitter on Thursday between Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal, whose Rashtriya Loktantrik Party is a constituent of the NDA in Rajasthan, and the supporters of former BJP Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Coded signals during match 100% within spirit of cricket: Morgan
Cape Town, Dec 3 (IANS) England captain Eoin Morgan said on Thursday that his team's use of information provided by an analyst during a match is "100 per cent within the spirit of the game".
2020-12-03
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Mamata to give 9.5 lakh free tabs to students in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday that the state government will give free tabs to 9.5 lakh students in government schools and madrasas to facilitate online education in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-12-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
More bird walks in Vizag Zoo as initiative gets good response
Visakhapatnam, Dec 3 (IANS) Encouraged by a good public response, Visakhapatnam Zoo is continuing its ornithological assets display on Saturday and Sunday mornings through a series of bird walks.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mamata expresses concerns over anti-farm law protests
Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed her concerns over the ongoing anti-farm law protests being staged by the agitating farmers.
2020-12-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Open to alliance with Rajini's party, says TN Deputy CM Panneerselvam
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) Welcoming actor Rajinikanth's decision to float a political party, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and AIADMK Coordinator O.Panneerselvam on Thursday said that the two parties could form an alliance.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Para-athletics coach tests Corona positive
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Para-athletics coach Nawal Singh has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) announced on Thursday. Singh is part of a national camp currently on at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Huge cache of smuggled marine life products seized in Guwahati, 3 held
Guwahati, Dec 3 (IANS) In the biggest ever seizure of its kind in northeast India, officials in Guwahati seized a huge quantity of illegally smuggled marine life and wildlife products, including 50 kg sea fans, and arrested three persons in connection with the case, officials said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi: Covid positivity rate drops below 5% for first time since Oct 7
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The positivity rate of Covid-19 dipped below 5 per cent in the national capital on Thursday, for the first time since October 7, after Delhi conducted a record number of tests in the last 24 hours.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Why Telangana farmers are not protesting over the new laws
Hyderabad, Dec 3 (IANS) At a time when farmers of Punjab, Haryana and other northern states are up in arms against the new farm legislations, the silence by Telangana farmers has been surprising.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
FIH allocates quotas for 2022 and 2023 World Cups
Lausanne (Switzerland), Dec 3 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday allocated quotas for the 2022 women's World Cup and the 2023 men's World Cup at its Executive Board (EB) meeting.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Andhra Speaker not enforcing Covid preventive measures: Naidu
Amaravati, Dec 3 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N/ Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday alleged that state Assembly Speaker Tammineni Seetharam was not enforcing Covid preventive measures in the House.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Maha village academic wins Global Teacher Prize worth Rs 7.4 cr (Ld)
Solapur (Maharashtra), Dec 3 (IANS) In a significant achievement, a Maharashtra government village school academician, Ranjitsingh Disale, from Solapur has bagged the Varkey Foundation-UNESCO's top 'Global Teacher Prize-2020' worth $1 million (Rs 7.40 crore), according to an official announcement made in London..
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education
Kerala registers 5,376 more Covid cases, 31 deaths
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said that 5,376 people tested Covid positive from 60,476 samples examined in the past 24 hours.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
LVB amalgamation with DBS akin to 2G spectrum scam: Subramanian Swamy
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to liken the amalgamation of Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) with DBS Bank India Ltd to the 2G spectrum scam.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics
Start-up rocket company Agnikul allowed access to ISRO facilities
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) The Department of Space on Thursday said it has signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with Chennai-based small rocket company Agnikul Cosmos Pvt Ltd to access the facilities and technical expertise available in Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) centres.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Technology
MVA not an autorickshaw but a four-wheeled 'peoples Rath': Thackeray
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Taking at swipe at the opposition BJP, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi government is not a three-wheeled autorickshaw, but a four-wheeled "peoples Rath".
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
No New Year eve bash in Covid-hit Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Dec 3 (IANS) With Bengaluru accounting for about 50 per cent of the Covid-19 cases in Karnataka, the city civic corporation has urged the state government to ban New Year eve revelry in this tech hub to prevent the pandemic spread, an official said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National
I'm explaining the farm bills, BJP brothers should also do: TN CM
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday urged the BJP members to explain the benefits of the three farm laws enacted by the Central government to farmers in each village.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
K'taka minister meets Yogi Adityanath to formulate legislation to ban cow-slaughter
Bengaluru/ Lucknow, Dec 3 (IANS) To protect cows and prevent their slaughter, Karnataka Haj, Wakf and Animal Husbandry and Minority Welfare minister Prabhu Chauhan met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday to seek his guidance on formulating a "most stringent" anti-cow slaughter legislation in the state.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
'Not against Constitution': SC upholds GST on lottery, betting, gambling
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the levy of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on lotteries, betting and gambling, ruling that this doesn't violate any constitutional provision.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Disagreement invites distasteful response from state: Salman Khurshid
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Former External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid, has attacked the government for allegedly using agencies against those who disagree with the people in power.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Discovery gets into OTT content creation in India
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) After its India launch in March this year, Discovery has announced its foray into creating original content for its streaming service in India, and have roped in Bollywood celebrities Manoj Bajpayee, Rana Daggubati, Neeraj Pandey and Randeep Hooda to take forward their plans.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's aviation industry's expected FY21 net loss at Rs 210 bn: ICRA
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India's aviation industry is expected to report a net loss of Rs 210 billion in FY21, credit rating agency ICRA said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Minor sweethearts stealthily 'marry' in Andhra govt junior college
Rajamundry, Dec 3 (IANS) A minor boy and a girl stealthily married in a government junior college in the city sometime in November, the video recently surfaced and started making waves in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
All arrangements in place for 3rd Phase of DDC polls in J&K
Jammu, Dec 3 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir State Election Commissioner, K.K. Sharma, on Thursday held a press conference and briefed the media about the arrangements being put in place to conduct the third phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections and panch/sarpanch bypolls in a smooth and peaceful manner.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Barman's late cameo, Prasad's 4 wkts steal win for Tapan
Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) Ramesh Prasad's four-wicket haul and Prayas Ray Barman's late cameo with the bat sealed a two-wicket win for Tapan Memorial against Kalighat Club in a low-scoring affair in Bengal T20 Challenge here at Eden Gardens on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Social distancing given up in all gatherings everywhere: SC
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said there are been large public gatherings -- political, religious, ceremonial -- where the social distancing has been given a go-bye and there is no appropriate mechanism to check such social gatherings.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cong demands resignation of Delhi Health Min over Covid management
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Delhi Congress activists on Thursday staged protest across the national capital demanding the resignation of the city's Health Minister, Satyendar Jain, over his alleged failure to control the Covid-19 pandemic and mounting death counts.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Facebook to remove fake claims about Covid vaccines
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Facebook on Thursday announced to step up its fight against the misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines, saying it will remove false claims about these vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts on its platform as well as Instagram.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Jaipur-Delhi highway blocked in support of farmers' protest
Jaipur, Dec 3 (IANS) Supporting the ongoing agitation by farmers in the national capital against the new farm laws, the Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sangharsh Samiti blocked the Jaipur-Delhi National Highway for two hours on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Harley-Davidson's India dealers association demand 'fair deal'
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Harley-Davidson's dealers association on Thursday said demanded a "fair deal" of compensation from the American cruiser bike major, before it exits the country.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
After backlash, K'taka minister backtracks on statement about farmer suicides
Bengaluru/Kodagu, Dec 3 (IANS) After receiving flak from the opposition, Karnataka agriculture minister, B. C. Patil on Thursday made a "U turn" by issuing a clarification that he has not termed "farmers as cowards" but stated that "suicide is an act of cowardice".
2020-12-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Seeing significant investments in deployment of 5G: Cyient, VolkerWessels
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) With the 5G juggernaut fast approaching, enterprises are going through a point of inflection in their approach towards communication networks.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
ED seeks asset details of Kerala CM's close aide
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has asked the Kerala Registration Department to give it the list of properties owned by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's close aide C.M. Ravindran.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
BSES hands over 850 tablets to Delhi govt to support needy students
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) At a time when the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect the lives of the people, Delhi electricity distribution company (discom) BSES has announced that it has handed over around 850 tablets to Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to help the needy students get better access to online education.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's top T20 performances vs Australia Down Under (Flashback)
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India begin their T20 International series against Australia on Friday with a match at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. Their overall record against Australia in Australia in the T20 Internationals -- five wins in nine matches -- will give them a lot of confidence. Over the years, there have been many standout individual performances.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Canada issues warrants against 2 in Indian call centre scams
Toronto, Dec 3 (IANS) Canadian police are hunting for two men in connection with the Indian call centre scams targeting Canadians. Warrants have been issued against Vimal Shrestha, 41, and Bindisha Joshi, 41, who have probably fled Canada, according to the police.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Canada,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Millions of bad bots attacks on e-commerce sites detected
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Amid the online shopping spree during the holiday season, security researchers with Barracuda Networks, a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, have detected millions of bad bots attacks on e-commerce websites.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Closed Delhi-Haryana and Delhi-UP borders leave commuters stranded
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) As the farmers agitation entered its eight day on Thursday with farmers and the government holding talks, commuters were left stranded as the Delhi Traffic police decided to close multiple entry-points towards Delhi from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
IWG recommendations could make banking attractive to private players: ICRA
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The recommendations made by Reserve Bank of India's internal working group (IWG) on ownership and corporate structure norms for private sector banks have the potential to make the industry more attractive to private players, ratings agency ICRA said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Women's golf: Amateur Sneha retains one-shot lead after 2nd round
Noida, Dec 3 (IANS) Amateur Sneha Singh maintained an edge over the field by retaining a one-shot lead, as she added an even par 72 at the end of the second round of the seventh leg of the Women's Pro Golf Tour at the Noida Golf Course here on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Alison Brie on directing an episode in docu-series on Marvel legacy
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Actress Alison Brie says watching the work of Gillian Jacobs, her co-star in the comedy series Community, helped her a lot while foraying into the documentary space.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
60 per cent people use social media to discover new content
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) 2020 was the year the streaming wars intensified and in 2021 we will see more of the same.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Long delay in lodging FIR valid ground for anticipatory bail: SC
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that a long delay like 29 years can certainly be a valid consideration for grant of anticipatory bail, as it granted this relief to former Punjab Director General of Police Sumedh Singh Saini in the three-decade-old Balwant Singh Multani murder case.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Darbaan' director Bipin Nadkarni on dealing with 'classicist culture' in film
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) National Award-winning Marathi filmmaker Bipin Nadkarni makes his debut in Hindi films with Darbaan, based on the Rabindranath Tagore short story, Khokababur Pratyabartan.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cong sponsoring farmers' agitation, claims Bihar BJP chief Jaiswal
Patna, Dec 3 (IANS) The BJP's Bihar president Sanjay Jaiswal on Thursday claimed that the ongoing farmers agitation in Delhi has been sponsored by the Congress party.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Vi Business partners with Fortinet to launch Managed Security Services
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Vi Business, the enterprise arm of Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL), on Thursday announced the launch of Managed Security Service and has collaborated with Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, as the technology cornerstone for the offering.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Gill, Ghosh to lead JK Tyre at National Rally Championship
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Gaurav Gill and Amittrajit Ghosh along with acclaimed navigators Musa Sherif and Ashwin Naik lead the line up for JK Tyre for the upcoming season of the FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) starting on December 16.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Sibling singing sensations Farmani and Farmaan excited to be on 'Indian Idol 12'
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Digital singing sensation Farmani Naaz and her brother Farmaan are among several contestants of the new edition of Indian Idol. The sibling singing sensations hail from Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Woman killed in Gurugram road accident
Gurugram, Dec 3 (IANS) A 27-year-old woman died after the auto in which she was travelling in hit a canter near Gurugram's Iffco Chowk flyover on Thursday, police said.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fight over mutton curry at wedding claims Telangana man's life
Hyderabad, Dec 3 (IANS) A fight over mutton curry not being served properly at a wedding claimed the life of a man and left another critically injured in Telangana's Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district, police.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No breakthrough in talks, next round on Dec 5
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The over seven-hour long talks between the representatives of the farmers' bodies and the Union government ended without any breakthrough on Thursday and the next round of talks has been scheduled for December 5. As per sources, the farmers have given their suggestions to the government in writing.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Markets close flat, metal, auto stocks rise (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) A day ahead of the Reserve Bank's monetary policy review, profit booking capped gains, thereby, restricting key equity indices to close flat on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chennaiyin look for win vs struggling Bengaluru (Match 16 Preview)
Bambolim (Goa), Dec 3 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC will hope to get back to winning ways when they take on arch-rivals Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Stadium here on Friday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Janhvi Kapoor shares her face for 2020
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor has used a picture to express how she is keeping it together in 2020.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Burevi expected to enter Kerala on Friday: Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said given the present set of indicators, Cyclone Burevi is expected to enter Kerala on Friday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Prateek Kuhad: Being in one place has helped me become healthier
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) For Prateek Kuhad, lockdown was a blessing in disguise. The singer-songwriter says the period gave him a chance to spend time with family and enjoy being in one place for an extended period.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
India's great T20 run in Australia (Flashback)
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Indian cricket team begins its T20 series against Australia on Friday. Unlike Tests and One-day Internationals where they have an inferior record to Australia in Australia, visiting India have a better head-to-head against Aussies, winning five of the nine matches in the format played between them Down Under.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Plea filed to suspend Kangana Ranaut's Twitter account in Bombay HC
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) A petition was filed in Bombay High Court against Kangana Ranaut on Thursday evening. The petitioner seeks the suspension of the verified Twitter account of the actress for allegedly spreading hatred and disharmony.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Cong promised to repeal APMC Act, ECA in 2019 poll manifesto
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Amid the ongoing protests against the Central farm laws, Congress has demanded scrapping of all the three legislations. However, in the party manifesto for the 2019 general elections which the party had lost, it had promised to repeal the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act and the Essential Commodities Act (ECA).
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Diljit Dosanjh locks horns with Kangana Ranaut, gets celeb support
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) The Twitter war between Diljit Dosanjh and Kangana Ranaut has been getting uglier all through Thursday, and a few Bollywood celebrities have come forward in support of the Punjabi singer-actor.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Maha village academic wins Global Teacher Prize worth Rs 7.4 cr
Solapur (Maharashtra), Dec 3 (IANS) In a significant achievement, a Maharashtra government school academician from Solapur has bagged the Varkey Foundation's top Global Teacher Prize-2020 worth $1 million (Rs 7.40 crore), according to an official announcement made in London on Wddnesday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Man in Bihar slits throats of wife, daughter with a tiles-cutter
Patna, Dec 3 (IANS) A resident of Bihar's Jamui town slit the throats of his wife and eight-year-old daughter on Wednesday night using a tiles cutter.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IL&FS gets Justice Jain's nod to sell CNTL to Cube Highways, to address Rs 4,910 cr debt
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The IL&FS Group has received Justice (retd) D.K. Jain's approval for sale of Chenani-Nashri Tunnelway Ltd (CNTL) to Cube Highways and Infrastructure II Pte Ltd (Cube).
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
A Joe Biden biography to warm the heart
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The timing couldnt be more perfect. "Joe Biden: American Dreamer" (Bloomsbury) is a concise, brilliant and incisive examination of the US President-elect and his lifelong quest for the White House by National Book Award winner and New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Dec 3: The day Dhyan Chand, coach Achrekar are remembered
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) In the annals of Indian sports, December 3 assumes a lot of significance. The date marks the death anniversary of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand, the winner of three Olympic gold medals, and the birth anniversary of Ramakant Achrekar, the cricket coach who moulded icon Sachin Tendulkar.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Hockey
Nepal's foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali to visit India for bilateral talks
Kathmandu, Dec 3 (IANS) As bilateral ties between Nepal and India have seen a thaw in recent days, the stalled high-level visits and exchanges have resumed.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Cyclone Burevi to cross Pamban-Kanniyakumari coast Thursday night
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) Cyclonic storm Burevi is expected to cross the south Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Kanniyakumari, during late Thursday night/early Friday morning, with wind speed of 70-80 gusting to 90 kmph, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Achieve targets within timeframe: Himachal minister
Shimla, Dec 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj on Thursday asked all the concerned officials to speed up the projects and set deadlines.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Preity shares photo of empty street as LA goes into lockdown before Xmas
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Bollywood actress Preity Zinta on Thursday shared a photo of the empty streets of Los Angeles as the city goes into lockdown ahead of Christmas.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Yogi disburses Rs 10,390 cr credit to 3,54,825 MSME units
Lucknow, Dec 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, on Thursday, distributed a loan of Rs 10,390 crores to 3,54,825 MSME units and tool kits to 5000 interns under the 'One District One Product' (ODOP) scheme.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
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
Elections to Haryana municipal bodies on Dec 27
Chandigarh, Dec 3 (IANS) Elections to the municipal bodies of Haryana will be held on December 27 and the results will come on December 30, State Election Commissioner Dalip Singh said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Indian Super League grows 16% in TV viewership in first week
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Indian Super League (ISL) experienced a growth of 16 per cent in live television viewership in the opening week of the 2020/21 season compared to the previous season, official boradcaster STAR India said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Ex-sportspersons of Punjab to return medals on Dec 5
Chandigarh, Dec 3 (IANS) Joining the chorus backing the agitating farmers, three former Punjab sportspersons, all belonging to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), have announced to return their awards in protest against the use of police force during the farmers' protests, including Padma Shri and Arjuna awardee wrestler Kartar Singh, Arjuna awardee basketball player Sajjan Singh Cheema and Arjuna awardee hockey player Rajbir Kaur.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Punjab,National
Yami Gautam enjoys Himachal bliss at Bhoot Police outdoors
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Yami Gautam has been shooting for her upcoming horror comedy Bhoot Police across various locations in Himachal Pradesh, and her social media posts reflect she is enjoying her outdoor stint in the scenic state. In a new selfie she shared on Instagram Story on Thursday, Yami poses with mountains in the background.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Hackers targeting Covid-19 vaccine cold chain, warns IBM
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Tech giant IBM on Thursday said its team has uncovered a global phishing campaign targeting organisations associated with a Covid-19 cold chain.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tata Nexon EV crosses 2K sales milestone
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Tata Motors on Thursday said its electric vehicle Nexon has surpassed the 2,000 sales milestone.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Varun-Sara's 'Teri bhabhi' song in Coolie No. 1 has a Badshah connect
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan says it was rap star Badshah who introduced him to the song, Teri bhabhi, which went on to become part of his upcoming film Coolie No.1.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Mumbai gets first Sea Harrier Monument, comes up at Bandra
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Mumbai got its first Sea Harrier Monument at a prominent junction of Bandra Bandstand in Bandra west, facing the Arabian Sea, on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Punjab Police SI serves food to farmers on Singhu border
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) : While the protests against the new farm laws entered their eighth day on Thursday, a police official from the Punjab Police was seen doing 'seva' (serving food) at the langar at Delhi's Singhu Border.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Dec 3: The day Dhyan Chand, coach Achrekar are remembered
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) In the annals of Indian sports, December 3 assumes a lot of significance. The date marks the death anniversary of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand, the winner of three Olympic gold medals, and the birth anniversary of Ramakant Achrekar, the cricket coach who moulded icon Sachin Tendulkar.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Hockey
District polls mark paradigm shift in Kashmir politics
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) In what seems to be a paradigm shift in Kashmir politics, a large number of local independent candidates in the first District Development Council (DDC) elections are fiercely exploiting the dissatisfaction among the masses over the poor quality of governance delivered by the previous regimes, to pose a strong challenge to all the traditional political parties.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Naidu repeatedly lied about 'Polavaram project' height: YSRCP
Amaravati, Dec 3 (IANS) Senior Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) leader and Rajya Sabha member Vijayasai Reddy V said opposition leader and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had repeatedly lied about the height of Polavaram project.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Scary to think where this England team can go: Ben Stokes
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) After crushing South Africa 3-0 in the T20 International series, all-rounder Ben Stokes said that the current England team can beat any team in the world if it is at full strength.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Hina Khan paints the seaside pink in scorching bikini photo-op
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Actress Hina Khan hit upon the perfect pose to grab her fans by the eyeballs on Thursday. In her latest Instagram photo, Hina is a picture of oomph in pink bikini.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
OPPO working on smartphone with 15x hybrid zoom camera
Beijing, Dec 3 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO has filed a new patent for a smartphone with 15x hybrid zoom camera.
2020-12-03
Category: International, China,Technology
Chhattisgarh CM wants FCI to procure 40L MT of rice
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Amid the ongoing protest by the farmers against the Central farm laws, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has written a letter to Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal, seeking permission for the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to procure 26 lakh metric tonnes of parboiled (usna) rice and 14 lakh metric tonnes of raw (arwa) rice under the Central pool in the Kharif year 2020-21.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rosatom ships more components for Kudankulam N-plants under construction
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) Russia's integrated nuclear power player Rosatom on Thursday said a ship with the 21st consignment of equipment for the upcoming nuclear power plants in Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam has left for India.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Technology
Issue big, get investors' consent on winding up schemes, SC to Franklin Templeton
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said the Franklin Templeton issue is big, as it asked the mutual fund company to initiate steps, within one week for a meeting of unit holders to seek their consent for closure of six mutual fund scheme.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Angira Dhar joins Big B, Ajay, Rakul in 'Mayday' cast
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Actress Angira Dhar is gearing up to join Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn and Rakul Preet Singh in the upcoming thriller, Mayday. Angira will essay the role of a lawyer in the film.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Climate change already disaster to health: Lancet study
New York, Dec 3 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that high temperatures are putting hundreds of thousands of people's health and livelihoods at risk every year.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Airlines allowed to deploy up to 80% capacity in domestic sector
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Centre has allowed domestic airlines to deploy up to 80 per cent of their pre-Covid flight capacity from an earlier 70 per cent, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Attari-Wagah route vital for India, Pak prosperity: Punjab minister
Chandigarh, Dec 3 (IANS) The Attari-Wagah trade route is not just a road between India and Pakistan, but it is also vital for the prosperity and peaceful relation between the two neighbouring countries, Punjabi Minister for Finance Manpreet Singh Badal said.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 7-series chip to launch in Q1 2020: Report
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Qualcomm recently announced the 'Snapdragon 888 5G' mobile platform and now a new report claims that the chip maker is planning to launch a new Snapdragon 7-series SoC 'Snapdragon 765G' in the first quarter of the coming year.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ram Charan, Jr NTR shoot in Mahabaleshwar for 'RRR'
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Bahubali maker Filmmaker SS Rajamouli has commenced a short schedule in and around Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra, for his upcoming biggie, RRR, with lead stars Ram Charan and Jr NTR.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bollywood drugs nexus probe: 2 NCB officials suspended
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) In a big embarrassment, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has suspended two officials of its Mumbai Zonal Unit for their alleged suspicious role which enabled two persons in the ongoing Bollywood-drugs mafia investigation get relief, official sources said here on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
YouTube Premiere adds new tools for more interactive experience
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) YouTube has announced new features namely Live Redirect, Trailers, and Countdown Themes specifically designed to make its Premieres service more exciting. 
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Vivek Oberoi collaborates with Gujarat Govt on initiative for the specially abled
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) To mark the occasion of World Handicapped Day on Thursday, actor Vivek Oberoi has collaborated with the Government of Gujarat on a new initiative aimed to aid the specially abled.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
India has $109bn opportunity in PCBA export: Report
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India has the potential of becoming a $109 billion global manufacturing and export hub for Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) alongside mobile phone manufacturing, said a new report on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Force majeure clause likely if BCCI first-class contracts happen
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may bring in a 'force majeure' clause if it decides to bring in a contract for all first-class cricketers, who are set to lose match fees as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has put uncertainty around the 2020-21 first-class season.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
No risk of nanoparticles in sunscreen sprays: Study
New York, Dec 3 (IANS) People can continue using mineral-based aerosol sunscreens without fear of exposure to dangerous levels of nanoparticles or other respirable particulates, say researchers.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Amyra Dastur shares recipe of grandma's 'kadha' to boost immunity and digestion
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Amyra Dastur on Thursday shared the recipe of her grandma's kadha, which helps boost immunity and also takes care of digestion.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Manipur has India's best police station
Imphal/Itanagar, Dec 3 (IANS) Northeast has three of India's Top 10 police stations with Manipur securing the top spot, besides Arunachal Pradesh at third and Sikkim at seventh, according to the 2020 rankings announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Manipur,National,Human Interest/Society
Farmers try to force their way into Delhi at Ghazipur border, stopped
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Agitated farmers on Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border near Ghazipur on Thursday failed in their attempt to enter the national capital by breaking the barricades after the police pacified the situation.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Wonder Woman 1984' to release in India before US
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Gal Gadot-starrer superhero film, Wonder Woman 1984, will be releasing in India just ahead of Christmas on December 24. The film will release in India a day before the US release date of December 25.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
'Not bound by service rules': Govt opposes lifetime political ban
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Centre has opposed the life ban on convicted politicians from contesting MP/MLA elections, forming a political party or becoming an office bearer of a party, telling the Supreme Court that the life ban on bureaucrats cannot be equated with similar ban on lawmakers, if convicted in a crime, as the latter are not bound by service conditions, but an oath of office instead.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Counting of votes for UP council polls begins, SP alleges malpractices
Lucknow, Dec 3 (IANS) Counting for the 11 seats in six teachers' and five graduates' constituency in the UP legislative Council began here on Thursday amidst tight security.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
India may take oil from Iran, Venezuela again under new US admin
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India may pursue a case for resumption of oil supplies from sanction-hit Iran and Venezuela once the Joe Biden administration takes charge in the US.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
SC moved against UP, Uttarakhand's 'love jihad' laws
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court challenging the The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion Of Religion Ordinance, 2020 and the Uttarakhand Freedom Of Religion Act, 2018.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Chess Olympiad medals were cleared as per Bill of Entry, none claimed exemption: Customs
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) Neither the DHL Express India Ltd nor the non-playing captain of the Indian chess team that won the FIDE Online Olympiad gold medal claim any exemption from Customs duty for the medals received from Russia, said the Commissioner of Customs (Airport), Chennai I, on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Rashami Desai plays aspiring politician in debut web series
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Actress Rashami Desai will portray an aspiring politician in her debut digital series, Tandoor. The show also features Tanuj Virwani and is billed as an investigative thriller.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Singhu: It is also about our future, says farmer kid between online classes
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) You may call it day as usual but it is amid the most unusual of circumstances that children of farmers sitting in protests at the Delhi borders attend their regular classes online.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Bhopal gas tragedy widows' pension to be renewed, memorial to be set up
Bhopal, Dec 3 (IANS) Marking the 36th anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy on Thursday , Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that pension would continue to be provided to the widows of the victims killed in the gas leak tragedy and a memorial built so that people could take lessons from the accident.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
MP Home Minister ready to volunteer for Corona vax trial
Bhopal, Dec 3 (IANS) In Madhya Pradesh, even as the third phase of Corona vaccine trial is underway, state Home Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra has expressed his willingness to become a volunteer for the vaccine trial when it comes to finding a solution for the shortage of volunteers.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
14 drinks a week linked to high stroke risk in people with AFib
Seoul, Dec 3 (IANS) Researchers have found that 14 drinks a week is linked with a higher risk of health problems including stroke and embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib).
2020-12-03
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Rise against 'anti-environment' projects: Goa Archbishop
Panaji, Dec 3 (IANS) Amid protests by the Opposition and activists against the controversial rail, road and power projects proposed in Goa, state's Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao on Thursday pitched for preservation of the environment and pollution-free Goa.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
SC asks Franklin Templeton to seek unit-holders' consent for closure of funds
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court directed Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund (FTMF) to initiate the process of meeting and taking votes of unit-holders, within a week from Thursday, and get their consent on winding up of its six debt schemes.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Crowd swells at Delhi-UP border with arrival of over hundred tractors
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Even as the talks between the government and the agitated farmers are underway, crowd swelled at the border connecting Delhi to Uttar Pradesh in Ghazipur on Thursday after hundreds of tractors entered the area to put pressure on the government to repeal the three contentious farm laws.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Amazon Alexa can now switch between more languages
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Amazon is adding new capabilities in its Alexa virtual assistant that will speak to you in more languages.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Mahira Sharma, Paras Chhabra back together in new music video
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Mahira Sharma and Paras Chhabra of Bigg Boss fame have been entertaining fans with fun music videos over the last few months. They are back with a new video.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Farmer leaders at talks refuse govt's lunch offer
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Farmers' representatives, participating in the fourth round of talks with the government over their charter of demands, refused to partake of the lunch provided by the Centre, preferring to eat the food brought by their supporters.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Brahmaputra Bridge will link Bhutan with Vietnam
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The longest bridge over the Brahmaputra, which has been cleared for construction will become the lynchpin of a giant trans-Asian corridor that will connect landlocked Bhutan and Northeast India, with Dan Nang in Vietnam.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Undertrial prisoner attempts suicide at Bhondsi jail
Gurugram, Dec 3 (IANS) An undertrial prisoner allegedly attempted suicide by hanging himself from a window pane at Bhondsi jail in Gurugram, police said.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Github sees 46% growth in developer productivity in India
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Microsoft-owned GitHub saw a 46.3 per cent growth in developer productivity in India, along with a massive 103.1 per cent growth in total active students in the country, the open source code repository platform said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Miley Cyrus's marriage with Liam Hemsworth had 'too much conflict'
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Pop star Miley Cyrus says her marriage with Hollywood actor Liam Hemsworth had too much conflict, adding that she is looking for a life partner who can be her anchor.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Rabi crop sowing to be 2% more than all-time high levels
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The good performance of the agricultural sector during the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to result Rabi crop sowing (corresponding to marketing year, or January-December 2021) increasing by 2 per cent more than the all-time high of 662 lakh hectare (ha) seen in the previous marketing year, a Crisil Research report said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ICICI Bank sets up presence in Nepal
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Lending major ICICI Bank on Thursday launched its operations in Nepal, via a representative office, to become the first Indian private sector bank to set up its presence in the country.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India, US enhance IP cooperation via MoU
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India and the US have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Intellectual Property cooperation.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Bad boys of Bengal's illegal coal-mining syndicate
Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) With the federal investigation agencies carrying out marathon raids to nab nefarious elements, the spotlight turned on the illegal coal mining empire in West Bengals infamous Raniganj-Asansol belt that remained a hotbed of illegitimate operations of coal for over four decades.
2020-12-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Faf du Plessis rested for ODI series against England
Johannesburg, Dec 3 (IANS) Senior South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis has been rested for the upcoming three-match ODI series against England, Cricket South Africa confirmed on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Reliance Infratel resolution plan approved by NCLT Mumbai
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Reliance Infratel resolution plan has been approved by NCLT Mumbai.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kajol: Never too late to be whoever you want to be
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kajol shared words of encouragement for women on Thursday. She reiterated that women can do anything.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
ED searches 26 locations in 9 states linked to PFI (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday carried searches at 26 premises in nine states linked to Popular Front of India (PFI) as part of its money laundering probe.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mahira Sharma, Paras Chhabra back together in new music video
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Mahira Sharma and Paras Chhabra of Bigg Boss fame have been entertaining fans with fun music videos over the last few months. They are back with another a new video.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Neena Gupta, Kalki Koechlin in international film 'Goldfish'
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Actors Neena Gupta and Kalki Koechlin will co-star in their first international project, Goldfish.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Brandon Routh joins cast of 'The Rookie'
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Superman Returns star Brandon Routh has bagged a role in the show The Rookie.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Sanjana Sanghi is breakout star of IMDb for 2020
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Actress Sanjana Sanghi, who was seen opposite late Sushant Singh Rajput in Dil Bechara earlier this year, is the top Breakout Star of Indian Streaming Films and Web Series this year by IMDb. The list was released on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Markets range-bound, metal, auto stocks' shine (Ld)
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) After making a new record high benchmark index - NSE Nifty50 - traded in a tight range during Thursday's mid-afternoon session.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Apple rejigs accessibility website to empower the disabled)
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS)  Technology is most powerful when it empowers everyone and Nivedita Vasant, a musician who suffers from cerebral palsy (a group of disorders that affect movement and muscle tone or posture), has won over the medical condition with help from Apple products that are made accessible from the very start.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
CCP wants new order where world acquiesces to China's world view: US Congress report
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) envisions itself atop a new hierarchical global order in which the world acquiesces to Chinas worldview while supplying it with markets, capital, resources, and talent, as per the 2020 report to Congress of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Mads Mikkelsen opens up on replacing Johnny Depp in 'Fantastic Beasts 3'
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Actor Mads Mikkelsen has broken silence on replacing Hollywood star Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
India's service sector recovery weakens in November: PMI (Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India's services sector recovery weakened in November despite further upturn in new work supported business activity growth.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Priyanka Chopra calls Nick Jonas her 'real life Bollywood hero'
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra and her pop star husband Nick Jonas celebrate their second Hindu wedding anniversary on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Bengaluru riots: Cong leader arrested on charges of instigating mob
Bengaluru, Dec 3 (IANS) The Bengaluru Central Crime Branch (CCB) in the wee hours of Thursday morning arrested Congress party leader and former corporator, Abdul Rakeeb Zakir in connection with the Bengaluru Riot case.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
ESA-NASA's Sun-observing SOHO mission marks 25 yrs in space
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA, has become the longest-running Sun-surveying spacecraft as it marks its 25th launch anniversary.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Swap red meat with plant foods to reduce heart disease risk
New York, Dec 3 (IANS) Replacing red meat with high-quality plant foods such as beans, nuts, or soy may be linked to a modestly reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), say researchers.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Farmers put 5-point set of demands in 4th round talks, seek new MSP law (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A group of more than 34 farmer leaders put out a five-point set of demands that seeks to frame a specific law on Minimum Support Price (MSP) and end the punishment provision for stubble burning, during the fourth round of talks with the Central government here on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Motorola to launch Snapdragon 888-powered Moto G next year: Report
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Smartphone maker Motorola is working on a new smartphone with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pets played lifesaving role during Covid pandemic: Study
Sydney, Dec 3 (IANS) In the absence of human-to-human contact, in millions of households worldwide, animals or pets have provided much-needed comfort via cuddles, pats and a constant physical presence, say researchers.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Australia,Technology,Health/Medicine
NIA arrests key accused in Jharkhand human trafficking case
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday said it arrested a key accused, named Gopal Oraon, in connection with its probe into the Jharkhand human trafficking racket case running in the guise of placement agencies.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
6 US soldiers, 2 American civilians in S.Korea test Covid-19 positive
Seoul, Dec 3 (IANS) Six more US soldiers and two other American cilians in South Korea have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, it was confirmed on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Russia reports new record high daily Covid-19 cases
Moscow, Dec 3 (IANS) Russia's overall Covid-19 caseload has increased to 2,375,546 after 28,145 people were reported to be infectedin the last 24 hours, a new record in single-day cases since the onset of the pandemic, health authorities said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
Adhir Ranjan writes to Speaker, seeks Winter Session to discuss farmer protests
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A day after Congress MP Manish Tewari demanded the Winter Session of Parliament, Congress floor leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury wrote a letter to the Speaker to convene Parliament session.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Guj: PM to inaugurate 30K MW renewable energy park on Dec 15
Gandhinagar, Dec 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the world's largest renewable solar and wind energy park in Gujarat's Kutch and another desalination plant, on December 15.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Amazon enables two-way video calling with Fire TV Cube
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Amazon's Fire TV Cube has added support for two-way video calling facility through a connected TV, making it possible for owners of the device to chat with friends and families on the big screen.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Gunfight between Maoists & security forces in J'khand
Ranchi, Dec 3 (IANS) A brief exchange of fire took place between a group of Maoists and security forces in the Palamu forested area of Jharkhand on Thursday that lead to the seizure of arms and ammunition from the insurgent group.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Terrorism
Rajya Sabha member Dhindsa returns Padma Bhushan
Chandigarh, Dec 3 (IANS) Protesting against the farm laws and in solidarity with the ongoing farmers' agitation, Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa on Thursday announced he was returning the Padma Bhushan conferred on him in 2019.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
SC refuses IMA's plea seeking contempt over non-payment of salaries to docs
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain a contempt plea by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) against the Delhi Chief Secretary for alleged non-payment of salaries to doctors. The top court asked the IMA to move the High Court, which is already dealing with the matter.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
In TN, today's movie stars are tomorrow's CM aspirants
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) Today's movie stars are tomorrow's political leaders and Chief Minister aspirant -- that is the trend in Tamil Nadu.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Rahul Gandhi: Accepting less than scrapping farm laws will be deceit to farmers
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Congress has stepped up the demand of immediately scrapping the farm laws in the wake of the farmers' protest in the national capital. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet,"Accepting less than scrapping of three black farm laws will be deceit to farmers and the country."
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I thought Kohli will burn out at some stages of his career: Laxman
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Former cricketer VVS Laxman has lavished praise on Virat Kohli who recently breached the 12000-run mark in ODIs, saying the current Indian skipper has been able to play with the same intensity he used to when he made his debut in 2008.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Roshni Nadar Malhotra of HCL Tech is wealthiest woman on Kotak-Hurun list
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Roshni Nadar Malhotra, HCL Technologies is the wealthiest woman on the "Kotak Wealth Hurun -- Leading Wealthy Women" list, followed by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Biocon and Leena Gandhi Tewari, USV.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Akali patron Badal returns Padma award, says govt betrayed farmers
Chandigarh, Dec 3 (IANS) Expressing solidarity with the agitating farmers over the Centre's farm laws, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday returned his Padma Vibhushan award in protest against "the betrayal of the farmers by the government".
2020-12-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Farmers want new law on MSP in 4th round talks
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A group of more than 34 farmer leaders on Thursday demanded the framing of a specific law on Minimum Support Price (MSP) during the fourth round of talks with the Central government.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HK media mogul denied bail in fraud case
Hong Kong, Dec 3 (IANS) Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai was denied bail on Thursday after he was charged with fraud and is likely to spend Christmas behind bars.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Stir & feast: Special Muslim spread reaches farmers at Singhu
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A beautiful sight of communal harmony and brotherhood was witnessed on Thursday as whiffs of a wedding fare welcomed the protesters sitting in stir against the new agricultural policies for eight days at the Singhu borders with Haryana.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
SC stays Gujarat HC direction to send people not wearing masks to Covid centres
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said sending people, who do not wear masks, for community service at Covid centres may cause health issues, as it stayed the directions in the Gujarat High Court order. However, the top court noted that the Gujarat government should enforce mask and social distancing norms.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
India's service sector recovery weakens in November: PMI
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India's services sector recovery weakened in November despite further upturn in new work supported business activity growth.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Farmers demands about an MSP legislation will hit the economy hard
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Farmers marched down the roads of the national capital opposing the three agricultural laws seeking a guarantee and a legislation on the Minimum Support Price (MSP). However, the Union government says that such a demand is impractical.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Amarinder urges Centre to resolve farmers' issue, says nothing in his hand
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) With the farmers' protests escalating day-by-day, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said 'there was nothing for him to resolve'. He urged the Centre, which is holding discussions with the farmer representatives, to the resolve issue quickly.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian bowlers pose a huge threat, says Burns ahead of Test series
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Australia opener Joe Burns said on Thursday that the experienced Indian bowling attack is going to pose a huge threat to the Australian batting once again in the forthcoming four-match Test series which begins December 17.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Time has come to change fate of TN: Rajinikanth
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) Time has come to change the fate of Tamil Nadu, while political and government change in the state is important and compulsion of time, said actor Rajinikanth on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
24 wrestlers to represent India in Individual World Cup in Serbia
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Ravi Kumar, Deepak Punia and Sakshi Malik are among the 24 Indian wrestlers who will be competing in the Individual World Cup scheduled to be held from December 12 to 18 in Belgrade, Serbia.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Flipkart announces PhonePe spin-off, to retain majority stake
Bengaluru, Dec 3 (IANS) E-commerce marketplace Flipkart on Thursday announced a partial spin-off of digital payments platform PhonePe in a bid to help it access dedicated, long-term capital to fund its growth ambitions over the next three to four years.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Afghan-Taliban negotiators agree on procedural rules for Doha talks
Kabul, Dec 3 (IANS) Negotiators from the Afghan government, as well as the Taliban, have agreed on procedural rules to continue the peace talks in the Qatari capital of Doha, it was confirmed by both the sides.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Willing to play senior opener's role in absence of Warner: Burns
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Australian team management, that was facing contradicting opinions from former cricketers on who among youngster Will Pucovski and Joe Burns should open with David Warner in the first Test between India and Australia at the Adelaide Oval, might be saved from the trouble as Warner looks a doubtful starter due to his groin injury.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Neta Rajini to float party in Jan 2021, hopes for 'honest' TN govt (Ld)
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
Q2 one of the best in many years for earnings
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The second quarter of financial year 2021 was one of the best quarters in the last many years in terms of ratio of positive to negative surprises on earnings, though earnings estimates were significantly lowered after the last 2 quarters, according to IDFC Mutual Fund.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India bank on history, morale-boosting ODI win in T20I series opener
Canberra, Dec 3 (IANS) After registering a morale-boosting win over Australia in the third and final ODI to avoid a series whitewash, the Indian team will take on the hosts in first of the three T20Is to be played at the Manuka Oval on Friday.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Punjab CM announces Rs 5L each for farmers who died during stir
Chandigarh, Dec 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday expressed grief over the death of two farmers, Gurjant Singh and Gurbachan Singh, while participating in the ongoing protests against the new agricultural laws.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Gaya labourer shot during extortion bid
Patna, Dec 3 (IANS) Around 10 unidentified men attacked a labourer involved in bridge construction in Bihar's Gaya district. The worker was shot at during a suspected extortion bid, police said.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TDP takes out rally to condemn attacks on Dalits, minorities
Amaravati, Dec 3 (IANS) For the third straight day, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislators on Thursday took out a rally to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly condemning attacks on Dalits and minorities.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Some iPhone 12 series units losing LTE, 5G service: Report
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Few users have taken to Apple's forums to report that their iPhone 12 all four models drop the cellular connection on 5G and 4G networks.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Daniel murder was related to international terrorism'
Islamabad, Dec 3 (IANS) A senior counsel of the Sindh High Court (SHC) told the Pakistan Supreme Court that the 2002 abduction and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl were part of events related to international terrorism, the media reported on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
How Apple accessibility tools are empowering the disabled in India
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Technology is most powerful when it empowers everyone and Nivedita Vasant, a musician who suffers from cerebral palsy (a group of disorders that affect movement and muscle tone or posture), has won over the medical condition with help from Apple products that are made accessible from the very start.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal lead 4th round govt-farmer talks
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A crucial fourth round of talks between the Centre and over 34 farmer union representatives has started here, even as the farmers protest entered the eighth straight day with thousands sitting on different Delhi borders blocking essential supply chains to the city.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Uber in talks to sell flying taxi biz to Joby: Report
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Ride-hailing major Uber is negotiating with California-based aerospace startup Joby Aviation for the sale of air taxi business Uber Elevate, Axios reported.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sharib Hashmi wary of comparisons with legendary Uttam Kumar over 'Darbaan' act
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Sharib Hashmi's latest role could come across as a big challenge, if you are seeped in the classics and the written works of Rabindranath Tagore.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
All states except J'khand join Centre's suggested formula on GST compensation
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) With Chhattisgarh communicating its acceptance of Option-1 to meet the revenue shortfall arising out of GST implementation, all the states barring Jharkhand have joined the Centre's suggested formula on compensation settlement.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
7th India Sweden Innovation Day 2020 will deepen ties
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Aiming to deepen bilateral ties between India and Sweden on various sectors and discuss the actions needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis as also for creating a sustainable future for both nations, the 7th India Sweden Innovation Day 2020 themed "The New Normal" was hosted recently by India Unlimited.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
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