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Coronavirus Outbreak: Maharashtra's Kalyan-Dombivli municipality seals more areas as confirmed cases in COVID-19 hotspot rise to 50
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Maharashtra's Kalyan-Dombivli municipality seals more areas as confirmed cases in COVID-19 hotspot rise to 50

Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation authorities in Maharashtra's Thane district on Saturday sealed off more localities as the number of coronavirus rose to 50

Amazon fund infusion: E-commerce major pumps in over Rs 1,715 cr into India units ahead of CEO Jeff Bezos' visit
Business

Amazon fund infusion: E-commerce major pumps in over Rs 1,715 cr into India units ahead of CEO Jeff Bezos' visit

Amazon has committed $5.5 billion in India investments, while Walmart in 2018 pumped in $16 billion to buy a majority stake in Flipkart, its biggest deal

Antibiotic resistance and cancer: six surprising places scientists are looking for new drugs
science

Antibiotic resistance and cancer: six surprising places scientists are looking for new drugs

Scientists announced the discovery of a novel antibiotic produced by bacteria living inside a roundworm.

Investigation underway into mysterious death of ISRO scientist in Hyderabad; body found at his residence on Tuesday
India

Investigation underway into mysterious death of ISRO scientist in Hyderabad; body found at his residence on Tuesday

A 56-year-old scientist with National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), a division of ISRO, was found dead under suspicious circumstances at his residence in Hyderabad

Greenland's glaciers are melting rapidly, NASA scientists to track and study them
science

Greenland's glaciers are melting rapidly, NASA scientists to track and study them

The scientists want to know whether the melting is being caused more by warm air or warm seawater.

AN-32 rescue team remains stranded at height of 12,000 feet; ration, other essentials airdropped at crash site
India

AN-32 rescue team remains stranded at height of 12,000 feet; ration, other essentials airdropped at crash site

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is trying to airlift the stranded 12-member rescue team from the site where the AN-32 aircraft crashed in Arunachal Pradesh.

Rupee settles marginally higher at 69.03 against dollar as traders turn cautious ahead of G20 summit
Business

Rupee settles marginally higher at 69.03 against dollar as traders turn cautious ahead of G20 summit

The Indian rupee on Friday notched a marginal 4 paise gain at 69.03 as forex market keenly awaited further cues from the high-stakes G20 summit

Militants 'abduct' army jawan Mohammad Yaseen Bhat from his residence in Budgam; J&K Light Infantry member was on leave
India

Militants 'abduct' army jawan Mohammad Yaseen Bhat from his residence in Budgam; J&K Light Infantry member was on leave

Mohammad Yaseen Bhat, an army jawan visiting his hometown, was kidnapped by militants from his residence at Qazipora village in Chadoora at Budgam on late Friday evening.

Horn OK Pleassss actor Muzammil Ibrahim on Tanushree Dutta's allegations: I wasn’t present on set
Entertainment

Horn OK Pleassss actor Muzammil Ibrahim on Tanushree Dutta's allegations: I wasn’t present on set

Tanushree Dutta had recently alleged that Nana Patekar sexually harassed her on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss in 2008.

Arun Jaitley to meet heads of PSBs next week to review performance, credit growth, bad loan situation
Business

Arun Jaitley to meet heads of PSBs next week to review performance, credit growth, bad loan situation

Arun Jaitley's meeting will happen against the backdrop of the 'Alternative Mechanism' (AM) to merge three public sector banks Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank

Bank of Baroda, Dena, Vijaya Bank's consolidation: New entity to be operational from 1 April, 2019
Business

Bank of Baroda, Dena, Vijaya Bank's consolidation: New entity to be operational from 1 April, 2019

These three state-run banks would work on a strict timeline and necessary regulatory process is expected to be over by the end of 2018-19

Nawaz Sharif arrested in Pakistan: Trial in remaining 2 corruption cases against ex-PM, family to be conducted in Adiala jail
World

Nawaz Sharif arrested in Pakistan: Trial in remaining 2 corruption cases against ex-PM, family to be conducted in Adiala jail

A day after ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested in Lahore, the Ministry of Law and Justice said the remaining two corruption cases against the PML-N supremo and his family will be conducted in the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi

Is Sanju a better film without Ranveer Singh? Recalling other memorable change in cast that created history
Bollywood

Is Sanju a better film without Ranveer Singh? Recalling other memorable change in cast that created history

Vidhu Vinod Chopra revealed his first choice for Sanjay Dutt's role in Sanju was Ranveer Singh. But opting for Ranbir Kapoor has made all the difference.

Narendra Modi in Tripura updates: PM uses 'HIRA' wordplay again in Kailashahar, ends rally with chants of change
Politics

Narendra Modi in Tripura updates: PM uses 'HIRA' wordplay again in Kailashahar, ends rally with chants of change

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address his first political rally in Tripura since he became prime minister in 2014.

India vs Sri Lanka: Redoubtable hosts show happy knack of bouncing back from tricky situations
First Cricket News

India vs Sri Lanka: Redoubtable hosts show happy knack of bouncing back from tricky situations

India were repeatedly pushed to the brink, but the team displayed grit, resolve, attitude and character to overcome the odds.

The Contrarian President: Ram Nath Kovind sticking to his ideals shows he's upholding dignity of post
Politics

The Contrarian President: Ram Nath Kovind sticking to his ideals shows he's upholding dignity of post

It is imperative to believe, if only for the dignity of the office he holds, that Kovind chooses words that reflect his views.

Panama Papers case: NAB delivers arrest warrants to Nawaz Sharif's children, son-in law
World

Panama Papers case: NAB delivers arrest warrants to Nawaz Sharif's children, son-in law

Pakistan's anti-corruption officials have visited the home of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and delivered notices of arrest warrants issued against his children and son-in-law

UK terror suspect held in Spain over involvement in weapons programme for Islamic State
World

UK terror suspect held in Spain over involvement in weapons programme for Islamic State

London: A Bangladeshi-origin businessman from Wales has been arrested in Spain over his alleged involvement in a worldwide Islamic State weapons programme unearthed by the UK media.

Govt to set up alternative mechanism for banks' consolidation: FM Arun Jaitley
Business

Govt to set up alternative mechanism for banks' consolidation: FM Arun Jaitley

The Alternative Mechanism will be decided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said after the Union Cabinet meeting