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Daily Archives: 9th January 2020

HDFC completes acquisition of Apollo Munich Health Insurance

According to HDFC, 0.36 percent shareholding held by employees has been acquired for Rs 10.67 crore.

India colts beat SA to win quadrangular series

India rode on a hundred by wicketkeeper-batsman Dhruv Jurel and a four-wicket haul by left-arm spinner Atharva Ankolekar to clinch the series.

CJI calls for curbing felling of heritage trees

The observation came during the hearing of a petition opposing the felling of hundreds of heritage trees by the West Bengal government near Kolkata for the construction of a railway overbridge (ROB) and for widening the road to the Bangladesh border.

SC asks UP govt reply in Noida journalist arrest case

A Bench of Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant issued the notice.

Losing just one night’s sleep linked to Alzheimer’s disease

The study, published in the journal Neurology, found that when young, healthy men were deprived of just one night of sleep, they had higher levels of tau, a biomarker for Alzheimer's disease, in their blood than when they had a full, uninterrupted night of rest.

Fugitive molestation-accused Maharashtra DIG suspended

Besides, action has been taken against police driver Dinkar Salve in the sensational case in which a teenager from Navi Mumbai accused the DIG of molestation.

PDP expels 8 leaders who met Lieutenant Governor, foreign envoys in J&K

Some of the expelled members also met the delegation of foreign envoys currently visiting Kashmir.

BJP-ruled MCD ‘most corrupt department’, says Kejriwal

Speaking to the media here, Kejriwal said the state of rubbish disposal in the city is making people call it the "garbage capital", noting that waste management is the responsibility of the MCD.

Ban on Malaysian ref palm oil imports to help domestic industry

The Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday issued a notification prohibiting the import of commodities falling under the Exim Code 15119010 and 15119020 -- refined bleached dehydrated palm oil and refined bleached dehydrated palmolein.

Indian Women’s League from January 24

The fourth edition of the tournament will see 12 teams from across the country fight it out for top honours in the Indian women's club football.

Pedro Sanchez sworn in as PM as Spain gets first coalition

Sanchez decided to forgo religious symbolism and took an oath over the Constitution on the presence of King Felipe VI, the head of state. It is the second time in less than two years that the socialist leader has been sworn-in as prime minister, Efe news reported.

Now Varun Dhawan says ‘can’t stay neutral’ on JNU

According to dnaindia.com, Varun, who is currently promoting his upcoming film "Street Dancer 3D", told media in Madhya Pradesh: "I think we cannot stay neutral in such issues. You have to condemn such attacks."

‘Panipat’ gets tax exemption in Maharashtra

Gowariker took to Twitter to thank Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for making the film tax-free.

SC to decide CA Act validity only after violence stops

A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant said there is already so much violence involved in the protests.

Iran launched 16 missiles from 3 locations, says US

Esper, with Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley aside, told reporters on Wednesday that out of 16 missiles, 11 hit the Ayn al-Asad airbase and at least one landed at a base near Erbil, adding that the missiles damaged tents, taxiways, parking lots and a helicopter, Xinhua reported.

NBFC credit disbursal to remain weak in India, says, World Bank

"In India, where weakness in credit from non-bank financial companies is expected to linger, growth is projected to slow to 5 per cent in FY 2019/20, which ends March 31 and recover to 5.8 per cent the following fiscal year", the World Bank said in its January 2020 Global Economic Prospects.

Delhi Police blocks Baba Gang Nath Marg

The Baba Gang Nath Marg, leading to JNU main entrance gate, had been mostly closed by the police after the January 5 violence in the university campus, a Delhi Traffic Police official told media.

‘WhatsApp from Facebook’ arrives for new users in 2020

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed his plans last year to integrate its chat services -- WhatsApp, Messenger and photo-sharing app Instagram -- to let their users message each other across platforms.

Madrid outclass Valencia to enter Spanish Super Cup final

The Blancos, who qualified for this expanded four-team tournament by virtue of their third-place finish in the 2018-2019 La Liga, showed the strides they have made since these squads' hard-fought draw three weeks ago in Spanish-league action at Mestalla Stadium on Wednesday night in Valencia, reports Efe news.

Delhi polls an exception, no divisive politics, says, Kejriwal

In a tweet in Hindi, the National Convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party said people this time are thinking about the future of Delhi and are rising above their personal political choices.

Trudeau speaks with Trump on shared concerns

The two leaders discussed the need for a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the Ukrainian plane crash, which killed 176 people including 63 Canadians early Wednesday.

Police detains Chandrababu Naidu amid high drama in Vijayawada

The police later let off the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President and other leaders at his house at Undavalli in Amaravati.

Fire at printing press in Delhi

The fire was reported at 2.38 a.m., Delhi Fire Service chief Atul Garg told IANS, adding his department extinguished the fire by around 8 a.m.

Trump backs down on retaliating on Iran attacks on US bases

While affirming that the US kept its options, he seemed to be taking a way out of imminent violent confrontation that could spiral into war.

Congress wins students’ union elections in Varanasi

It defeated the RSS' student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).