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Goa, Delhi lead India’s per capita production of plastic waste: CSE report

Goa leads India in the per capita production of plastic waste in India at 61.2 gm per day, followed by Delhi and Chandigarh, said a report on the state of plastic waste by the Centre for Science and Environment released in Delhi on Thursday. Just seven States — Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, West […]


‘If Deano was here, he would have…’: Co-commentators remember the Professor, the player and the leader of the Dugout

Written by Gaurav Bhatt | New Delhi | Updated: September 25, 2020 6:05:18 pm Dean Jones, 59, suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away on Thursday. (File Photo/PTI) Thousands of miles away from the IPL game, there was another struggle underway on Thursday: between uber professionals trying to get on with their job and friends […]

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No. of containment zones in Capital crosses 2,000 mark

Over 300 areas have been added to the list over the last six days: govt. data The total number of containment zones in the Capital has breached the 2,000 mark with over 300 having been added over the last six days, according to Delhi government Revenue Department records. This, even as a panel of experts […]

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1,332 new cases push tally to 95,773 in Nellore, Prakasam

The toll due to COVID-19 rose to 870 in south coastal Andhra Pradesh with six more patients succumbing to the virus in Nellore and Prakasam districts in the last 24 hours. Five patients died in Prakasam district, taking the toll to 437, while the Nellore district reported one death, taking the count to 433, according […]

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U.S. Senate panel plans to issue subpoenas to CEOs of Google, Facebook, Twitter

WASHINGTON: U.S. Senate Commerce Committee chaired by Republican Senator Roger Wicker plans to issue subpoenas to the chief executives of Twitter, Alphabet’s Google and Facebook to testify at a hearing on Oct. 1. The hearing will discuss a legal immunity known as Section 230 that technology companies have when it comes to liability over content […]

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China’s two aircraft carriers complete training, sea trials: Military spokesman

BEIJING: China’s two aircraft carriers Liaoning and Shandong have completed routine training and sea trials, a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defence said on Thursday. The training was aimed at testing the performance of the aircraft carriers’ weapons and equipment, improving the training level of such warships and honing the capabilities of personnel to […]

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Reserve Bank of India looks to sort out e-KYC matter for non-bank lenders

Kolkata: The Reserve Bank of India and the government are working closely on how to allow the Aadhaar-based digital customer authentication facility to non-bank entities to help them to reach out and cater to a wider section of population, two people familiar with the matter said. This assumes significance amid the spread of coronavirus when […]


Dean Jones, hero of tied Madras Test, dies in Mumbai: ‘Show won’t be same’

Written by Sriram Veera | Mumbai | Updated: September 25, 2020 9:50:24 am Dean Jones was 59, a swashbuckling batsman who had played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs. (Reuters) Hours after former Australian cricketer and commentator Dean Jones succumbed to a massive cardiac arrest in a Mumbai hotel, Kiran More was in a state of […]