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Omicron scare: 5 with travel history of Africa detected COVID-19 positive in Bihar

INDIA

Omicron scare: 5 with travel history of Africa detected COVID-19 positive in Bihar

The patients had recently arrived in Gopalganj. As per the Covid protocol, the district administration conducted RT-PCR tests of these passengers and the reports came positive.

Chemicals of bombs used in Pulwama attack were sourced via Amazon: CAIT

BUSINESS

Chemicals of bombs used in Pulwama attack were sourced via Amazon: CAIT

CAIT said since facilitation of sale of contraband item Ammonium Nitrate was used against our soldiers, a case of treason should be registered against Amazon and its officials.

US Fed Governor urges faster pace of tapering as inflation surges

WORLD

US Fed Governor urges faster pace of tapering as inflation surges

The consumer price index (CPI) rose 6.2 per cent in October from a year earlier, the strongest annual gain in over 30 years, according to the Labour Department.

'Dead’ man returns to life in UP's Moradabad after 7 hours in mortuary freezer

INDIA

'Dead’ man returns to life in UP's Moradabad after 7 hours in mortuary freezer

According to reports, Srikesh Kumar, an electrician, was hit by a speeding motorbike following which he was taken to the district hospital on Thursday night. The doctors had declared him dead.

2021 becomes a year of hefty dividends from listed companies and bumper IPOs

BUSINESS

2021 becomes a year of hefty dividends from listed companies and bumper IPOs

Accordingly, accelerated economic recovery, along with healthy demand and better margins enabled Aurum Proptech, Clariant Chemicals, Bharat Petroleum, Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Co, PNB Gilts, amongst others to give hefty dividends.

Apple offers 20% bonus in India for adding money to Apple ID

BUSINESS

Apple offers 20% bonus in India for adding money to Apple ID

Users are being notified about a 20 percent bonus when adding funds to an Indian Apple ID account, citing a developer on Twitter, 9To5Mac reported.

BJP announces candidates for assembly bypolls of three states

POLITICS

BJP announces candidates for assembly bypolls of three states

The BJP has announced Subhash Pirajirao Savane from Deglur (SC) assembly constituency of Maharashtra. The saffron party has fielded K. Ladinthara from Tuirial (ST) assembly seat in Mizoram.

NDRF deploys 7 teams in Maharashtra in wake of heavy rains

TRENDS

NDRF deploys 7 teams in Maharashtra in wake of heavy rains

According to NDRF officials, out of seven active teams, three have been deployed in Mumbai, one each in Nagpur, Latur, Aurangabad and Osmanabad with all necessary safety equipment and Gemini boats.

ED interrogates Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan in Sitapur jail

INDIA

ED interrogates Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan in Sitapur jail

According to reports, Azam Khan is being interrogated for the funding of his Jauhar University in Rampur which allegedly received foreign funds also.

'Mr Prime Minister, we're going to continue to build on our strong partnership': Joe Biden

WORLD

'Mr Prime Minister, we're going to continue to build on our strong partnership': Joe Biden

He also made a reference to Vice President Kamala Harris's Indian heritage during the opening segment of their meeting, the first in-person meeting after he had become President.

Elon Musk says Starlink internet service leaving beta in October

TECHNOLOGY

Elon Musk says Starlink internet service leaving beta in October

Starlink's internet service is planned to be sold directly to consumers in rural areas around the world

Amazon India clarifies on legal and professional services costs; assures investigation into bribery charges

BUSINESS

Amazon India clarifies on legal and professional services costs; assures investigation into bribery charges

Among the highest legal fees reported are two entities of e-commerce player's Indian companies -- Amazon India Ltd (holding company) and Amazon Seller Services Pvt Ltd. -- the two together spent close to Rs 8,000 crore as legal fees in the past two financial years (FY19 and FY20).

Ambika Soni declines to become Punjab CM, suggests a Sikh for the post

POLITICS

Ambika Soni declines to become Punjab CM, suggests a Sikh for the post

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi held a meeting late in the night in which party leader Ambika Soni, General Secretary Organisation K.C. Venugopal were present.

KM Birla didn’t disclose offer to sell his stake to govt, Vodafone Idea shareholder complains to SEBI

BUSINESS

KM Birla didn’t disclose offer to sell his stake to govt, Vodafone Idea shareholder complains to SEBI

KM Birla resigned as the Chairman of Vodafone Idea on August 4, after stock exchanges sought the clarification, the complaint said.

Coffee Day Enterprises pays Rs 69 lakh to settle case with SEBI

BUSINESS

Coffee Day Enterprises pays Rs 69 lakh to settle case with SEBI

The SEBI order said that post the settlement the pending adjudication proceedings initiated against Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd has been disposed of.

Kabul airport to be ready for international flights in 3 days: Report

WORLD

Kabul airport to be ready for international flights in 3 days: Report

According to the report, the technical teams from Qatar and Turkey are working alongside Afghan engineers at the airport.

SpaceX's first all-civilian mission to launch on September 15

TECHNOLOGY

SpaceX's first all-civilian mission to launch on September 15

The Inspiration4 mission marks SpaceX's latest private astronaut mission.

Farmers' body SKM calls for complete Bharat Bandh on September 27

INDIA

Farmers' body SKM calls for complete Bharat Bandh on September 27

Thousands of farmers have been protesting at the borders of Delhi for the past nine months seeking the repeal of the three contentious farm laws which they apprehend will do away with the MSP system.

West Bengal CID summons Suvendu Adhikari in connection with bodyguard's death

INDIA

West Bengal CID summons Suvendu Adhikari in connection with bodyguard's death

Subhabrata Chakraborty allegedly shot himself dead in a police barrack in Purba Medinipur's Contai in 2018.

'Third wave' may be a tsunami of 60 lakh cases, warns Maharashtra govt

INDIA

'Third wave' may be a tsunami of 60 lakh cases, warns Maharashtra govt

Contending that the third wave has already started in the US, the UK, Russia, and other countries, the state Health Minister Rajesh Tope called upon people to take extreme precautions during the upcoming festivals like Janmashtami, Ganeshotsav, Navratri and Diwali to avoid a surge in the cases.

NHAI to be flag-bearer of Centre's asset monetisation plan

BUSINESS

NHAI to be flag-bearer of Centre's asset monetisation plan

The company officials indicated that the disruptions in wake of pandemic delayed some of its asset monetisation plan, but with traffic fast returning to near normal levels now, about Rs 10,000 crore of road assets would be monetised by NHAI in the current year (FY 22) and the exercise would kick up pace next year with doubling or tripling of the numbers in the next few years.

Global COVID-19 caseload tops 214.5 million: Johns Hopkins University

WORLD

Global COVID-19 caseload tops 214.5 million: Johns Hopkins University

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 38,374,252 and 633,479, respectively, according to the CSSE. In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 32,558,530 cases.

Apple delays return to office until January 2022 amid Covid surge

BUSINESS

Apple delays return to office until January 2022 amid Covid surge

In June, Apple CEO Tim Cook had said that employees would need to return to offices three days a week starting in early September. That date was then moved to at least October.

FPIs invest Rs 2,085 crore in Indian equities so far in August

BUSINESS

FPIs invest Rs 2,085 crore in Indian equities so far in August

With the investments in August, the net FPI investment in the equities segment in 2021 now stands at Rs 51,121 crore.

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