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TDSAT reserves order on VIL’s plea against TRAI order

The verdict is likely to be announced by Friday.

UK IS bride can return to fight citizenship, says Report

In its ruling, the Court of Appeal said she had been denied a fair hearing because she could not make her case from the camp, the BBC reported.

Derek O’Brien slams AI’s leave without pay scheme

In a series of tweets, Trinamool spokesperson O'Brien said, "Air India's compulsory leave without pay scheme is unprecedented in the history of public sector undertakings. An obvious ploy to protect top management and sacrifice employees."

Blind officer takes over charge as Collector in Jharkhand

Rajesh Kumar Singh on Wednesday took over as the new Deputy Commissioner of Bokaro, thus becoming the first visually impaired official to get charge of a district. He was handed over the charge at the Bokaro Collectorate by the outgoing District Collector Mukesh Kumar.

MP Cong forms committee to probe Guna Dalit beating case

The committee members will visit Guna on Friday and will submit a report to MPCC president Kamal Nath who has condemned the use of force against the Dalit couple and demanded action against those responsible for it.

Rajasthan HC defers hearing in Pilot disqualification case

The petition was filed by P.R. Meena, an MLA from Pilot group on behalf of 18 other MLAs who were slapped notice for not attending two CLPs meetings called in recently.

Hearing in Palghar lynching case from July 28

The charge sheets signify the end of the investigations into the sensational case in which two 'sadhus' and their driver were lynched near Gadchinchale village in the district.

More than 2k people register to volunteer Bengaluru police

"More than 2,000 people have registered in the south division to become civil police cadets," said an official.

Amazon extends corporate work from home policy to 2021

"As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, we are extending the time frame for those who can do their job effectively from home to January 8, 2021. Meanwhile, Amazon's corporate buildings are open and available to all employees," Amazon said in a blog post on Wednesday.

Janhvi Kapoor’s ‘Gunjan Saxena’ gets a release date

"Proud to bring to you the story of India's first woman Air Force Officer to go to war. A journey that I hope will inspire you the way that it has inspired me. ‘GunjanSaxena - The Kargil Girl' is landing on 12th August," she wrote.

Pilot and his MLAs move Rajasthan HC, hearing at 3 pm

Judge Satish Chandra Sharma will appear in court for a single bench hearing via video conference.

Serie A: Juventus held by Sassuolo, AC Milan defeat Parma

On Wednesday, the Bianconeri were up by two goals just 12 minutes into the game when Gonzalo Higuain smashed in from point-blank range seven minutes after Danilo's opener, reports Xinhua news agency.

Apple releases watchOS 6.2.8, iOS 13.6 with digital car keys

With 13.6, on iPhone and watchOS 6.2.8 on Apple watch, can now act as keys for compatible cars. As Apple demonstrated during the WWDC 2020 keynote, one can simply hold an iPhone close to the car's door handle to unlock it using NFC technology.

IT stocks lift equity indices, Infosys surges 14 per cent

Shares of Infosys rose nearly 14 per cent on the BSE to touch a 52-week high of Rs 947.85 per share. At 10.25 a.m., its shares were trading at Rs 947, higher by Rs 115.55 or 13.90 per cent from its previous close.

Macron’s new government wins assembly confidence vote

The government's program received massive support -- 345 approval and 177 against -- at the lower house on Wednesday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Maharashtra first woman SEC Neela Satayanarayan falls to Covid

An IAS officer of the 1972 batch, Satyanarayan, 71, held many important posts in the state government and finally crowned her 42-years: of bureaucratic service with the post SEC.

Crowd funding, source of fund in Kerala gold smuggling case

The Customs on Thursday arrested two more people who have been identified as those behind financing the buying of gold.

FIFA extends five-substitute option until August 2021

"Following the decision taken on May 8, 2020, to give competitions scheduled to be completed in 2020 the option of allowing teams to use up to five substitutes, The IFAB Board of Directors had agreed to review whether to extend this option further," FIFA said in a statement.

Walmart makes face coverings mandatory in US

The mandate on Wednesday came as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases spiked in communities across the country recently, reports Xinhua news agency.

Bolsonaro again tests positive for coronavirus

"We hope that in the next few days, they will give me a new test and, everything will be fine so that we can return to normal activity," Xinhua news agency quoted the President as saying in a live Facebook broadcast on Wednesday.

Rahul slams government over Guna incident

"Our fight is against this ideology and injustice," Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet attaching the video of the Dalit family being thrashed by the police.

India records highest single day spike of over 32k corona cases

According to Health Ministry data, as many as 6,12,814 patients have recovered, almost twice the number of active patients at 3,31,146. The rate of recovery has touched 63.24 per cent. India, however, remains the third worst-affected country after the US and Brazil.

Ganguly in home quarantine after brother Snehashish tests positive

Snehasish has been admitted to the Belle Vue Clinic here after his COVID report returned positive, a CAB source said.

Global COVID-19 cases top 13.5 million

As of Thursday morning, the total number of cases stood at 13,070,097, while the fatalities rose to 583,359, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Odisha CM inaugurates Covid Plasma Bank

With this, Odisha joins a select club of states which have introduced Convalescent Plasma Therapy for the treatment of serious COVID patients.

SBI Board approves raising of up to Rs 25K crore via bonds

In a regulatory filing, the bank said that it has approved the "raising of capital by issuance of Basel III compliant debt instruments in USD and/or INR during FY21."

Essential industries can operate amid Bengaluru lockdown, says Official

"Those manufacturing of essential goods and production units which require continuous process and supply chains are allowed to operate during the lockdown," said Principal Secretary, Commerce and Industries, Gaurav Gupta.

Air India allows ‘leave without pay’ for up to 5 years

Employees can opt for 'leave without pay' (LWP) from six months to five years.

Kerala records highest-ever spike in Covid cases

This is the second successive day when the state saw 600-plus new cases in a day.

Goa CM orders night curfew, weekend lockdown

The violators would be sent to jail, he warned.

Kerala Catholic priest wants to marry his rape victim

Expressing a similar wish, the victim has filed an affidavit in the court.

Can not register FIR against Patanjali claim, Delhi Police tells court

The Vasant Vihar police station SHO said this in an action-taken report filed in the court in response to a plea that sought court directions to register a case against Ramdev and others.

Pilot, Scindia should have waited, their move suicidal, says Moily

He also said that the move by Scindia and Pilot is suicidal and they will never be made chief ministers in the BJP.

Daniel Pearl murder: Sindh Home Department extends detention of accused persons

The accused in the murder of the American journalist include Omar Saeed, Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib and Shaikh Mohammad.

Jio’s ‘Made-in-India’ 5G solution ready, says Mukesh Ambani

Speaking at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of RIL, Ambani said that the "Made-in-India" technology can be deployed and launched in a year's time once spectrum is available.

Kerala HC bans protests till July 31

The bench gave this direction based on two petitions seeking action against political parties violating the COVID guidelines.

Girls fared 3.17 per cent better than boys in CBSE class 10 results

This year, a total of 93.31 per cent of girls passed. However, the percentage of boys passing the exam stands at 90.14 per cent. In other word, girls fared 3.17 per cent better than boys. 78.95 per cent of transgender students have also passed in class 10.

Google to invest Rs 33,737 crore in Jio Platforms for 7.73 per cent stake

Google is investing at an equity valuation of Rs 4.36 lakh crore, said a RIL regulatory filing.

Digvijaya slams Scindia for joining ‘enemies’

Speaking to reporters in Shivpuri, Digvijaya said that the BJP had ensured Scindia's defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, yet he shook hands with the same party.

Delhi in better situation as compared to June, says Kejriwal

The Chief Minister had, last month, claimed that the coronavirus cases would mount to 2.5 lakh and the city would require 33,000 beds by July 15. "We now have 1.15 lakh cases. We are in a much better situation than what the mathematical projections had shown. The situation is under control but we cannot be complacent."

Indian-origin leader elected Suriname President

A former Justice Minister, Santokhi of the Progressive Reform Party (PRP) was elected unopposed on Monday, the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) reported on Monday.

Maruti Suzuki to recall 134,885 units of WagonR, Baleno

"Maruti Suzuki India Limited today proactively announced to voluntarily undertake a recall for WagonR (1 litre) manufactured between November 15, 2018, and October 15, 2019, and Baleno (petrol) manufactured between January 8, 2019, and November 4, 2019," the company said in a statement.

Pasalic’s hat-trick helps Atalanta thrash Brescia in Serie A

Atalanta entered Tuesday's game on the back of a 10-game unbeaten run, including a nine-game winning streak which was snapped by Juventus with a 2-2 draw last week, reports Xinhua news agency.

Markets open on a positive note Wednesday morning

The Sensex of the BSE opened at 36,314.76 points and touched a high of 36,381.34 points. The Sensex touched a low of 36,297.65 points.

Israel closes Al-Aqsa Mosque’s eastern gate, Waqf head warns of ‘religious war’

Salhab on Tuesday told the Voice of Palestine radio that the council received this week an Israeli court's verdict that orders the closure of the Bab al-Rahma gate of Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem.

India records highest single-day spike of 29,429 cases

On Tuesday, the country had crossed the grim nine lakh mark, adding over lakh cases within three days. India had crossed the eight lakh cases on July 11.

Facebook takes on YouTube, set to launch licensed music videos

In an email sent to Facebook Page owners linked to artists, the social network informed that they will need to toggle on a new setting to add their music videos to their page ahead of an August 1 deadline, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday.

Global COVID-19 cases top 13.2 million

As of Wednesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 13,284,292 while the fatalities rose to 577,843, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Best stories are always in the real world, says writer-director Purva Naresh

"My thoughts have always taken shape from what I see, feel, and interact with around me. I think the arts have always presented the opportunity to discover through various lenses what others sometimes fail to see," Naresh said.

Wipro buys Brazilian IT services firm for $22.4 million

"IVIA provides IT solutions, including system development, maintenance, consulting and project management services to clients in diverse sectors like financial services, transportation, retail, healthcare, consumer goods and manufacturing in Brazil," the city-based tech firm said in a statement.

Scotland to reopen castles, palaces as Covid-19 lockdown eases

Historic Environment Scotland (HES), Scotland's biggest operator of visitor attractions, has announced it will provide access to over 200 unstaffed and key-keeper sites across Scotland where physical distancing can be maintained, Xinhua reported.

Assam flood situation grim, 59 lives lost, 33 lakh affected

Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said that over the past four weeks, 59 deaths due to flood were reported from Biswanath, Tinsukia, Lakhimpur, Bongaigaon, Kamrup, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Morigaon, Tinsukia, Dhubri, Nagaon, Nalbari, Barpeta, Dhemaji, Udalguri, Goalpara and Dibrugarh districts, while 26 others have been killed in separate landslides since May 22.

Karnataka reports record 87 Covid deaths, tally 44,077

"New COVID deaths 87," said a health official about the fatalities recorded across the state in the past 24 hours. Following the highest single day COVID deaths, the state's death toll rose to 842.

UK bans Huawei from future 5G network

The decision comes following new advice produced by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) on the impact of US sanctions against the telecommunications vendor.

Gold scam: No grounds to suspend Sivasankar yet, says Pinarayi Vijayan

Responding to questions from the media on the issue, he said: "There are rules and procedures to be followed for it. Let us now wait for the ongoing events and we have also appointed a two-member committee headed by the Chief Secretary after reports have come that he (Sivasankar) was in touch with the controversial woman (Swapna Suresh) on phone. At the moment, there are no grounds to suspend him."

Lockdown from July 16 to 31 in Bihar

The order issued on Tuesday by the Home Department of the Bihar government said the reason for the lockdown is the increase in Covid-19 cases.

80 Bengaluru Metro contract labourers test positive for COVID-19

"Eighty Bengaluru Metro contract labourers have contracted coronavirus. They were working on the Nagawara-Gottigere line," a Metro official told media.

Airtel partners with Verizon to take on JioMeet, Zoom in India

The Airtel BlueJeans services will take on the recently launched JioMeet and the US-based Zoom.

Record 608 new corona cases in Kerala

"Things are serious... in Thiruvananthapuram district itself, there were 201 cases on Tuesday, of which 158 are local infectees. The total number of local infectees for the day in the state is 396. The state also registered one COVID death -- a 47-year-old man who had returned from Saudi Arabia," said Vijayan.

Assam’s Kaziranga park flooded, 51 animals killed, 102 rescued

They said many tigers and rhinos had strayed into the nearby villages due to flooding of their habitats.

TDSAT denies relief to Vodafone Idea on TRAI’s blocking of premium plan

Citing violation of norms and likely impact on the quality of services for other subscribers out of the plans, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), through a letter to both the telcos, blocked Bharti Airtel's 'Platinum' and Vodafone Idea Ltd's 'RedX' premium plans that offer faster data speeds and priority services to high-paying postpaid customers.

Sony launches new wireless speaker range in India

The speakers support ‘Extra Bass' sound which is achieved on the XB wireless speaker line-up through Sony's renowned audio technology.

Tech Mahindra airlifts staff stranded in US

The flight from Dallas landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here at 3.45 a.m., a company spokesperson told IANS.

UK pub installs electric fence to maintain social distancing

The Star Inn in Cornwall county took the drastic measure to protect people from coronavirus, the Metro newspaper report said on Monday.

Rajasthan Deputy CM Pilot, two other Ministers removed

Two other Pilot-loyalist Ministers -- Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena -- were also removed from the council of ministers.

Google, Facebook join lawsuit against student visa restrictions

In a joint brief, the tech companies including PayPal said the student visa restrictions will "inflict significant harm" their businesses reports The Hill.

Sensex drops over 300 points, finance, banking stocks plunge

The domestic indices declined in line with the fall in the Asian markets. Heavy selling was witnessed in banking and finance stocks.

India’s Covid cases cross 9 Lakh-mark with over 28000 new cases

India crossed nine lakh mark from eight lakh within three days. India had crossed the 8 lakh Covid-19 cases on July 11.

Serie A: Inter Milan up to second after win over Torino

On Monday, Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic's howler allowed Andrea Belotti to score the opener, but the Nerazzurri fought back to end a two-game winless run, reports Xinhua news agency.

White House urges FDA to reconsider HCQ for COVID-19 treatment

Weeks ago, the FDA revoked the EUA that allowed for HCQ used to treat certain hospitalized patients with COVID-19, after the agency determined that the drug was "unlikely to be effective in treating COVID-19 for the authorized uses in the EUA", while highlighting potential serious side effects, reports Xinhua news agency.

India’s Covid tally will cross 10 Lakh mark this week, says Rahul

"This week the figure will cross 10,00,000 in our country," Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet attaching a news report.

BCCI appoints Hemang Amin as interim CEO

Speaking to IANS, a functionary said that it was an apt move at this point in time as Amin has been one of the hardest workers in the BCCI in the last couple of years.

India created fake Ayodhya, Ram was from Nepal, says Nepal Prime Minister

Leading Nepali media outlet The Himalayan Times reported on Monday that Oli, while speaking at an event organised to commemorate poet Bhanubhakta‘s birth anniversary in his official residence, said that India is manipulating cultural and historical facts by creating a fake Ayodhya in India, which in fact is a village west of Birgunj.

More people could slip into hunger as result of COVID-19, says UN Chief

He sounded the alarm in a video message on Monday during the launch of "The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020" report, which says almost 690 million people went hungry in 2019, up by 10 million from 2018, and by nearly 60 million in five years, Xinhua news agency reported.

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 13 million mark

As of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 13,070,097, while the fatalities rose to 572,411, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Shops to open 7 hours only during Bengaluru lockdown

"Shops, including ration shops (PDS), dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder to open only from 5 a.m. to 12 noon," said Chief Secretary T.M. Vijay Bhaskar as part of the lockdown guidelines.

Nations heading in wrong direction with Covid-19, says WHO

Director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday said "too many countries [were] headed in the wrong direction", the BBC reported.

Lockdown in 2 Covid-hit Karnataka districts from Wednesday

"The 7-day lockdown will be enforced from July 15 night to July 21 night across the coastal district to check the COVID spread," state endowments minister and Dakshina Kannada district in-charge Kota Srinivas Poojary told reporters in Mangaluru. The coastal district is 350km from Bengaluru.

SC moved for CBI probe into BHEL woman officer’s suicide

A bench of Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna said: "Issue notice, returnable within three weeks. Liberty is granted to serve on the standing counsel for the state of Telangana." The plea was filed by the mother of the 33-year-old victim through advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava.

CAS overturns Manchester City’s Champions League ban

Europe's governing body UEFA had banned City in February for breaching their Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations between 2012 to 2016 and they couldn't have taken part in Champions League or the Europa League for two years if CAS hadn't ruled in their favour.