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Posts published in “Day: September 17, 2020”

Will a rested Virat Kohli change things for RCB?

Despite having stars, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore have finished last twice since 2017. Over the years, Kohli has come into the IPL either on…

Made-for-TV IPL a prime-time viewing in India

In the original concept, it was a made-for-television event. And that will prove to be a good thing for the Indian Premier League (IPL), the…

Winding up AI among 4 options suggested for sale

The transaction adviser for Air India’s divestment has suggested four options to the government regarding the struggling airline’s future that range from shutting it down…

Forces foil Pulwama-attack-type plot

Another plot to re-enact a Pulwama-type bombing was busted in south Kashmir’s Awantipora on Thursday when security forces sniffed out two underground explosives dumps containing…

Allow Queen’s Counsel to represent Jadhav: India

India confirmed Thursday that it had asked for appointment of a Queen’s Counsel (QC), a title awarded to senior barristers for excellence in some Commonwealth…

Railway to charge ‘user fee’ at busy stations

The Indian Railways will soon start levying a “token user fee” from passengers taking trains from busy stations, which will result in marginal increase in…

Lok Sabha okays 2 bills on farm reforms

The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed two farm Bills – one on Agri market reforms and the other on contract farming provisions – amid strong…

Lok Sabha okays 2 bills on farm reforms

The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed two farm Bills – one on Agri market reforms and the other on contract farming provisions – amid strong…

LAC face-off: Is Depsang China’s main target?

There is growing concern in security circles that China could be diverting India’s attention from the far more important Depsang region through its aggressive manoeuvres…

‘My b’day gift’: PM urges people to wear mask

Thanking the people for their birthday wishes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged everyone to continue wearing masks and follow social distancing norms in a bid…

E-tailers may log record $7bn festive mnth sales

E-commerce companies are expected to post nearly 50% jump in gross sales to $4 billion this Diwali, a two-year high, during the five-day sale events…

Regulate digital media, not TV, Centre tells SC

The Centre on Thursday suggested to the Supreme Court to frame regulatory mechanisms for curbing hateful, insidious and communal content on digital and social media…

SC asks HCs to send plan for trials of netas

Setting off alarm bells for chief ministers, MPs and MLAs against whom trials in criminal cases have been pending for years, the Supreme Court on…

Nepal depicts Indian areas as its own in book

Three months after passing an amendment to sanction a new political map that identifies Indian territory in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh as its own, Nepal has inscribed…

US: 5 Chinese hackers targeted Indian networks

The US Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacking over a 100 companies and institutions in America and abroad, including the Indian government’s…

Indian cities drop in Global Smart City Index

Four Indian cities — New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru — witnessed a significant drop in their rankings in the global listing of smart cities…

‘Absurd’: India slams Pakistan over new map

The government on Thursday said it has rejected Pakistan’s “obsession” with “territorial aggrandisement” supported by cross border terrorism, in a reference to Islamabad unveiling a…

‘Absurd’: India slams Pakistan over new map

The government on Thursday said it has rejected Pakistan’s “obsession” with “territorial aggrandisement” supported by cross border terrorism, in a reference to Islamabad unveiling a…

Vistara to offer inflight WiFi from Sept 18

In a first for Indian carriers, Vistara will from Friday (Sept 18) offer inflight Wi-Fi internet connectivity onboard its Boeing 787 Dreamliners that currently operate…

SC refuses to resume Anil Ambaniinsolvency case

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea by State Bank of India seeking resumption of insolvency proceedings against the then chairman of Reliance Communications…

Cong not invited to oppn protest on GST

The leaders of eight opposition parties on Thursday held a protest in the Parliament complex against the government, demanding GST dues. Congress leaders were absent…

LS passes farm bills amid protests by oppn, SAD

Lok Sabha on Thursday passed two bills related to the agriculture sector amid protests by the Opposition and the SAD. The Farmers’ Produce Trade and…

Farm bills row: Harsimrat quits cabinet

BJP’s oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal on Thursday withdrew from the Modi government in protest against the legislations designed to liberalise trade in agricultural commodities,…

New rules for MF schemes: All you need to know

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Thursday modified certain rules realted to mutual fund (MF) schemes. It said that the closing net…

Udaipur hotel sale: FIR ordered against Shourie

A special court in Jodhpur has asked the CBI to file cases against former Union minister Arun Shourie and the then disinvestment secretary Pradip Baijal…

Pulwama-type attack averted in Kashmir: Army

A Pulwama-style terror attack was averted on Thursday by the Indian Army with the recovery of 52 kg of explosives in Karewa area of Gadikal…

Rich nations snap up Covid-19 vaccine stocks

Rich nations representing a fraction of the global population have already bought up over half the promised Covid-19 vaccine stocks, a study showed, as US…