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Daily Archives: 25th December 2019

Gaiety, fervour mark Christmas festivities in Karnataka

As the clock struck midnight, church bells rang loud and Christmas carols were sung by choir groups comprising men and women, with lilting music in the background.

China detains 99,000 telecom fraud suspects

The pursuit of fugitives achieved the best result in eight years.

Academicians anguished at Jadavpur varsity stir

Employees owing allegiance to the ruling Trinamool Congress showed him the black flag, incessantly shouting "go back" and blocked the Governor's car, forcing him to leave the premises after a 90-minute wait.

Andhra oil plant gutted in fire

According to police, the fire engulfed the plant belonging to Sri Chakra Oils & Extraction Private Limited at Peera Ramachandrapuram village in the Anaparthy block.

Mandzukic leaves Juventus to join Qatari side Al Duhail

The 33-year-old Mandzukic helped Croatia reach the World Cup final in 2018 and has plied his trade for Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich, laying his hands on the Champions League with the latter in 2013.

Mhadei row: Protesters in Goa burn effigy of Javadekar

Incidentally, on December 18, a MoEF official in a letter to the Karnataka government had said, that an earlier letter from the central ministry giving a green nod to the Kalasa-Banduri had been kept in abeyance.

Over 100 houses gutted in Chilean wildfires

Valparaiso Mayor Jorge Sharp told Canal 24 Horas that the fires had been started "intentionally".

‘Wonder Woman’ Gadot to adapt banned Isreali novel into film

The project is based on the controversial 2014 Hebrew novel "Borderline" by Israeli author Dorit Rabinyan, which was published in English by Random House as "All the Rivers".

Shimla church’s peal bring back Xmas memories

Built-in 1857 Shimla served as the summer capital of British India between 1864 and 1939. It is said to be northern India's second oldest church.

Vivo eyes AI-driven 5G devices for India market in 2020

It is now third in the India smartphone market - after Xiaomi and Samsung - and according to Nipun Marya, Director Brand Strategy, Vivo India, the brand has recorded its highest-ever market share of 23 percent for October.

Indian jr. women’s hockey team on right track going into 2020

It was India who took the title as they registered a 1-0 win in the final match against the hosts with Gagandeep Kaur scoring India's only goal.

6.2 magnitude quake hits west of Port Hardy, Canada

The epicenter, with a depth of 1.0 km, was initially determined to be at 50.573 degrees north latitude and 130.001 degrees west longitude.

Dozens injured in Hong Kong Xmas Eve clashes

During the early hours of Tuesday night, hundreds of protesters and numerous riot control officers gathered at several shopping centers.

CBI books former Yamuna Expressway CEO, 20 others

In its a complaint, the state government alleged that the land for Yamuna Expressway was purchased in seven Mathura villages by the then Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority for Rs 85 crore in 2014 which resulted in a loss of Rs 126 crore to the state government.

Delhi records longest cold day spell since 1997 says IMD

"Delhi so far has recorded longest and extremely cold day spell in December month, since 1997," the India Meteorological Department said.

iPhone XR becomes top-selling model globally in Q3 2019

The XR alone contributed to over one-quarter of the total Apple sales during the quarter, making it the best-selling model for Apple across all regions.

UP govt may ban radical Popular Front of India

Uttar Pradesh suffered the maximum loss of government property in the violent anti-CAA protests and several people lost their lives.

Bharat Bond ETF mops up Rs 12,400 crore on debut offer

The funds raised would be utilized for the capex of PSUs. The base size of the issue was Rs 7,000 crore.

Giant 3D sand Santa Clause at Puri beach

Sudarsan Pattnaik created this 3D art in 2,500 sq ft area with the message "Go Green" at the Puri beach. He took 10 hours to complete this sculpture and also used some color sand to make attractive this sculpture.

Chile’s Prez calls for end to unrest in Christmas message

"A divided country ... doesn't have a good future. A united country that respects its differences but is capable of building together is a country that has a bright future," said Chile's President Sebastian Pinera

VAR to be introduced at AFC U-23 Championship

This year's U-23 championship serves as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, with the best three sides joining host Japan as Asia's representatives next July.

God loves even the worst of mankind: Pope at Christmas Mass

"We realize that, when we failed to measure up, God became small for our sake; while we were going about our own business, he came into our midst."

Christ’s teachings inspire millions across world says Modi

"Merry Christmas! We remember, with immense joy, the noble thoughts of Jesus Christ. He epitomized the spirit of service and compassion, devoting his life to alleviating human suffering. His teachings inspire millions across the world," Modi tweeted.

RBI introduces new prepaid payment instrument

PPIs are financial instruments that facilitate the purchase of goods and services against the value stored on such instruments.