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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
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
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
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
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