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Posts published in “Day: September 18, 2020”

IPL 2020: Mumbai face Chennai in opening clash

No other contest is as looked forward to in the Indian Premier League as Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings. Fittingly, the 13th edition starts…

Ragpicker spends Rs 10L to erect his own statue

A Nallathambi of Atthanurpatty village in Salem district of Tamil Nadu, who earns a living by picking discarded bottles on the streets, spent his entire…

India may need to tweak its Japan template

As Japan steps into a new chapter with Suga Yoshihide taking over as prime minister from Shinzo Abe, India will have to change the template…

Procurement norms tightened to curb imports

The government on Friday further tightened public procurement norms to allow ministries to mandate over 50% local content, while also insisting that overseas companies set…

How oil is helping govt battle Covid headwinds

The historic oil price crash in April and a protracted spell of subdued market reduced India’s oil import bill since January by 40%, giving the…

LAC face-off: China study group draws up plan

The sixth round of top-level military talks between India and China in eastern Ladakh is now likely to take place within the next few days,…

Live: Karnataka’s Covid tally crosses 5 lakh

Total coronavirus cases in India have crossed the 50-lakh mark with deaths due to the virus nearing 1 lakh. Globally, over 30 million people have…

Row erupts over Google dropping Paytm

High drama unfolded on Friday afternoon as search engine giant Google removed mobile payment application Paytm from its Play Store, citing breach of its gambling…

60% Indian kids go to school on foot: Survey

Around 60% of students in India go to their schools on foot with the number being significantly higher in rural areas and for primary and…

‘Can media be allowed to target communities’

The Supreme Court on Friday questioned Sudarshan TV over its ‘Bindas Bol’ programme, whose promo had claimed that the channel would show the ‘big expose…

Pak rejects Queen’s counsel for Jadhav

Pakistan on Friday rejected India’s demand that an Indian lawyer or a Queen’s counsel should be appointed for death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav to ensure a…

Russia approves 1st Covid prescription drug

Russia has approved R-Pharm’s Coronavir treatment for outpatients with mild to moderate Covid-19 infections and the antiviral drug could be rolled out to pharmacies in…

Bulk of spending for people-centric schemes: FM

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that bulk of the additional spending sought in the first batch of the supplementary demands for grants would…

Russia approves 1st Covid prescription drug

Russia has approved R-Pharm’s Coronavir treatment for outpatients with mild to moderate Covid-19 infections and the antiviral drug could be rolled out to pharmacies in…

‘Amshipora case investigations with fairness’

The investigations into the Amshipora case, where three Rajouri locals were killed, in an encounter, will be conducted with utmost fairness and will be taken…

Skoda to launch Octavia 4th-gen, new sedan in 2021

Globally, Octavia comes as a plug-in hybrid and multiple powertrains. For the India-spec model, it is expected, Skoda Auto will introduce the fourth-generation Octavia with…

Dhoni is fresh, engaged and determined: Fleming

His sabbatical from the game has done Mahendra Singh Dhoni a world of good, Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said on Friday, asserting that…

Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, WeChat

The US commerce department plans to issue an order on Friday that will bar people in the United States from downloading Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat…

Google removes Paytm apps: Is your money safe?

Digital payments company Paytm’s main app and Paytm First Games were removed from the Google Play Store on Thursday. This comes after tech giant Google…

‘Punjab, Punjabiyat, every Punjabi with farmers’

Amid farmers’ protests over three agriculture-related bills proposed by the government, Punjab MLA and former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday said “Punjab, Punjabiyat and…

Google removes Paytm apps: Is your money safe?

Digital payments company Paytm’s main app and Paytm First Games were removed from the Google Play Store on Thursday. This comes after tech giant Google…

Taiwan scrambles jets as China planes buzz island

Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday as 18 Chinese aircraft buzzed the island, including crossing the sensitive mid-line of the Taiwan Strait, in an escalation…

New bacterial disease infects thousands in China

As many as 3,245 people in north-east China’s Gansu province have tested positive for a bacterial disease called brucellosis, also known as Malta fever or…