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Daily Archives: 19th September 2019

Realme and Samsung have the lowest return rates among all smartphone brands in India,...

The lowest return rates are determined by the first visit to the brand's service centre within the first six months of purchase, for either repair or replacement, by both online as well as offline buyers.

Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen its growth slow down to 13.5 percent

While reigning champions Mumbai Indians continued to top the charts for the fourth time with an 8.5% increase in brand value at Rs 809 crores

Dia Mirza, Manoj Bajpayee urge Indians to take part in Global Climate Strike

Several Bollywood stars have protested the Mumbai civic body's decision to cut down 2,700 trees of Aarey Colony to accommodate a proposed Metro car shed project.

Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya blocks two quotas for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

He had defeated David Habat of Slovakia 3-0 in the pre-quarterfinals. Earlier in the day, Punia kicked off his campaign with a 9-2 win over Poland's Krzysztof Bienkowski.

IDBI Bank approves preferential issues to LIC and Govt

The board of directors, at a meeting on September 19, approved the proposal for preferential issue of capital to the government and LIC aggregating up to Rs 4,557 crore and Rs 4,743 crore, respectively, subject to regulatory approvals, if any

Indias doubles pair of G. Sathiyan and A. Sharath Kamal entered the quarterfinals of...

Earlier, after receiving a first-round bye, the Indians had accounted for Jordan's Abo Yaman Zaid and Aldmaizy Zeyad 11-4, 11-7, 11-7 in the round of 32.

Apple will use recycled rare earth materials in new iPhones

Apple is also using recycled cobalt from iPhone batteries recovered by its disassembly robot "Daisy" combined with scrap from final assembly sites for brand-new Apple batteries.

Ten shortlisted writers will be invited to attend the Jaipur BookMark

The iWrite shortlist will be announced on December 15 on the JBM website.

Instagram bans the promotion of cosmetic surgery and weight-loss products

The results suggest that the marketing of unhealthy foods, via vloggers' Instagram pages, increases children's immediate energy intake.

Usage of E-cigarette among US kids doubled in 2 years

In 2019, the prevalence of past month nicotine vaping was more than one in four students in Class 12, one in five in Class 10 and one in 11 in Class 8.

Washington to challenge plan to block stricter vehicle emission

Inslee said Washingtonians deserve better than Trump's "dangerous anti-environment policy".

Netanyahu calls on Gantz to form unity government

In a video message, the Prime Minister acknowledged he would be unable to form a coalition with other right-wing and ultra-Orthodox parties and called on Gantz to lend his cooperation.

ED to invoke Fugitive Economic Offenders Act against Zakir Naik

According to the ED officials, under the FEOA, any person against whom an arrest warrant has been issued in respect of a scheduled offence and who has left India to avoid criminal prosecution or is abroad or refuses to return to India will face criminal prosecution.

INX Media Case: Delhi court extends P Chidambaram’s judicial custody

Chidambaram is in Tihar Jail in the INX Media corruption case being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Imran Khan leaves for two-day Saudi Arabia visit to discuss Kashmir issue

The Prime Minister has had called the Crown Prince earlier this month to brief him over the situation in the region.

Priyanka questions Yogi government on Chinmayanand issue

Later, the Congress took on the Yogi government on its completing 2.5 years in office. The party fielded two women spokespersons, Supriya Shrinate and Sharmistha Mukherjee, to attack the UP government.

Hindi Row: Amit Shah clarifies, DMK postpones ‘language protest’

Delhi/Chennai: As his statement turned controversial, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday claimed that he never spoke of imposing Hindi over the speakers of...

Supreme Court asks UP Home Secretary to appear in minor Muslim girl’s marriage case

The court was hearing the plea of a 16-year-old Muslim girl, who has been ordered to stay in a shelter home for women in Uttar Pradesh, after her marriage was found to be void by the Allahabad High Court.

Mamata Banerjee to demand Bengal’s name change from Shah

Soon after Wednesday's meeting with Modi, Banerjee said: "The meeting with Prime Minister was good. We discussed changing the name of West Bengal to 'Bangla'. He has promised to do something about the matter."

CITU continues strike against Muthoot Finance

The strike is supported by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-backed Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU).

Transport strike against amended MVA affects Delhi-NCR

Not only office-goers faced difficulties in reaching their workplaces, parents too had a hard time while taking their children to schools on Thursday morning. In fact, some schools in Delhi remained shut in view of the strike.

Accountability court extends remand period of Maryam Nawaz by 7 days

Maryam Nawaz, who is detained at the daycare centre of NAB Headquarters in Lahore in connection with Chaudhry Sugar Mills (CSM) case, was presented in the court of Judge Ameer Muhammad Khan amid heightened security on Wednesday, along with one of her cousins, Yousuf Abbas, who is also one of the accused, reports The Express Tribune.

Heavy rains likely in Mumbai, holiday for schools

Mumbai and the coastal Konkan districts have been lashed by a fresh spell of rain since the past three days and the India Meteorological Department has predicted a wet week for the region.

No use talking to India until J&K issue resolved, says Imran Khan

The Prime Minister said that "unless they (New Delhi government) lift curfew in Kashmir and rescind the revocation of Article 370, there is no chance of negotiations (with India)".

Chinmayanand in hospital after law student demands arrest

The 23-year-old law student has accused Chinmayanand of sexually harassing her repeatedly and blackmailing her.

Case against 29 people in mid-day meal scheme scam in UP

Following a departmental probe, it was found that the food grain meant for the MDM of Pratapgarh's Rampur-Sangramgarh and Rampur Khas blocks had been illegally sold to the Rae Bareli trader.

IB busts Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan’s ‘honey-trap’ used in luring Indian personnel

The ISI-backed call centre was using Indian SIM cards, seized by Pakistan customs from Indian travelers, mostly women, visiting their relatives in Pakistan. Over 100 Indian SIM cards have been traced as the Delhi Police along with the police of a few other states launched a nationwide investigation into a sensational honey-trap scandal.

Game of Mahjong can reduce depression, says study

Specifically, urban residents who played mahjong, a popular strategy game, were less likely to feel depressed.

On October 2, Mahatma to ‘return to life’ at UNESCO

UNESCO MGIEP is a category 1 research in education institute integral to UNESCO. It is supported largely by the MHRD, and is the only UNESCO category 1 institute in the Asia Pacific Region

Married CEOs more likely to support hiring of women

"We found a significant drop in average corporate social responsibility results when a company transitioned from a married to an unmarried CEO," Hegde said.