Bajaj Auto reports 11% rise in December sales

Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) Two-wheeler and commercial vehicle manufacturer Bajaj Auto on Monday reported a 11 per cent growth in total sales during December on a year-on-year basis. According to the company, total sales during the month under review grew to 3,72,532 units from 336,055 units sold during the corresponding month of 2019. However, Bajaj […]

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Severe weather warning in J&K for 2 days

Srinagar, Jan 4 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Meteorological Department on Monday issued a ‘severe weather’ warning for the next two days, advising people to stay indoors unless movement outside is unavoidable. An advisory issued by the local weather office said: “As predicted earlier, heavy to very heavy snowfall/rain most likely in J&K from tonight […]

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‘Atmanirbhar’ Push: Hyundai commences ‘all-new i20’ exports

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor India has commenced exports of its recently launched premium hatchback, the ‘all-new i20’. According to the company, the milestone marks the beginning of the “next decade and HMIL’s resilient commitment to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’”. Presently, HMIL is India’s largest exporter of automobiles. It has surpassed the three […]

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Qualcomm launches Snapdragon chip for affordable smartphones

San Francisco, Jan 4 (IANS) Chipmaker company Qualcomm Technologies on Monday launched Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile Platform — the first 4-series mobile platform equipped with 5G — for affordable devices. Snapdragon 480 continues to help drive further proliferation of 5G, allowing users access to truly global 5G connectivity and series-defying performance to power in-demand productivity […]

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Athiya Shetty shares her Monday reminder

Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) Actress Athiya Shetty has shared her Monday reminder on social media, asking everyone to wear a mask properly. Athiya posted a video on Instagram. In the clip, she is seen packing her wallet, sanitiser and lipstick among many other things in her hand bag. “Monday Reminder: Wallet, Sunglasses, Sanitizer… Wearing your […]

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Hyderabad startup Pure EV’s AI tech to auto repair Li-Ion batteries

Hyderabad, Jan 4 (IANS) Pure EV, the electric vehicle vertical of Indian Institute of Technology – Hyderabad (IIT-H) incubated city startup Purenergy, has developed BaTrics Faraday, an artificial intelligence (AI)-based hardware which can automatically identify and repair defects in Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) batteries of electric vehicles. BaTrics Faraday obviates the need for a customer to […]

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Govt to kick off Sagarmala Seaplane Services project

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Union Ports, Shipping and Waterways is initiating the process of commencing operations of the seaplane services, on the select routes, under a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) framework through prospective airline operators. The project execution and implementation of the “Sagarmala Seaplane Services (SSPS)” would be through the SPV with the […]

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Sonakshi Sinha is holidaying in Kerala

Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha is currently holidaying in Kerala. On Monday, she posted a string of pictures on Instagram, posing on a houseboat. “Gods own country #kerala,” Sonakshi wrote as caption with the pictures, where she is seen dressed in a white T-shirt and tight shorts. Sonakshi will soon be seen […]

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Mumbai’s jumbo hospitals to work as Covid-19 vaccination centres

Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) The jumbo Covid Care Centres set up in Mumbai after the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak will now be transformed into mega-vaccination centres by the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, officials said here on Monday. “We shall convert the Covid jumbo field hospitals now into vaccination centres for public benefit,” said BMC Additional Municipal Commissioner […]

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SC asks banks to finalise proposals to finance unfinished Amrapali projects

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday directed the counsel representing various banks, along with officials concerned, to meet the court-appointed receiver to finalise the proposal for financing of the unfinished Amrapali projects. The receiver, senior advocate R. Venkataramani, informed a bench comprising Justices U.U. Lalit and Ashok Bhushan that he is […]

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Realme V15 officially arriving on Jan 7

Beijing, Jan 4 (IANS) Relame is all set to launch its next-generation smartphone ‘Realme V15’ with the Dimensity 800U chipset on January 7 in China. Company’s China’s President Xu Qi revealed on Chinese social networking site Weibo that it will be announcing the Realme V15 smartphone at 2 PM (local time) on coming Thursday. The […]

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Dead Himachal youth turns saviour for three

Chandigarh, Jan 4 (IANS) A 26-year-old road accident victim from Himachal Pradesh gave the “gift of life” to one terminally ill person with renal failure and two other patients with his parents giving consent for donation of his organs, the PGIMER said on Monday. The family of victim Pankaj belongs to Jogipur village in Kangra […]

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Brexit: Finale at last

By Asad MirzaThe British public will have to face the repercussions of the sordid Brexit saga, mostly based on lies, during the pandemic times. On December 31, 2020, at 11 p.m. UK time and 12 p.m. Brussels time, — four years, 27 weeks and two days after a referendum that split the UK almost down […]

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PM dedicates National Atomic Timescale to country

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday dedicated the National Atomic Timescale and Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya Pranali to the nation and laid the foundation stone of National Environmental Standards Laboratory through a video conference. The National Atomic Timescale generates Indian Standard Time with an accuracy of 2.8 nanoseconds. Expressing happiness over […]

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Dec manufacturing growth inches up: PMI

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) India’s manufacturing sector growth inched up in December, as improving business environment pushed order flow. The headline seasonally adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) inched up to 56.4 (index reading) in December up from 56.3 in November. The PMI varied between 0 and 100, with a reading […]

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Tharoor criticises govt nod to Bharat Biotech vax without phase-3 trials

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has criticised the government for giving the nod to Bharat Biotech’s Covid vaccine without phase-3 trials. The central licensing authority has granted permission to Bharat Biotech to manufacture ‘Covaxin’ for sale and distribution, after the indigenous coronavirus vaccine received regulatory approval for emergency use. Tharoor said, […]

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Colleges, varsities reopen for students in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 4 (IANS) After a gap of nearly nine months, colleges and universities in Kerala reopened for students on Monday with strict Covid safety norms. However, the classes will be conducted between 8.30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on all days, except Sundays. Around 1,350 higher educational institutions including arts and science colleges, engineering colleges, […]

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Chess federation polls underway

By Venkatachari JagannathanChennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Online voting for electing the new office bearers for the All India Chess Federation (AICF) was progressing smoothly with voters getting the confirmation as to whom they have voted. The AICF is divided into two factions — one led by former president P.R. Venketrama Raja and the other by […]

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Brisbane Test on, haven’t heard anything ‘formal’ from BCCI: Cricket Australia

Sydney, Jan 4 (IANS) Cricket Australia on Monday clarified that they haven’t heard anything “formal” from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about Team India’s unwillingness about playing the fourth Test of the ongoing series in Brisbane. Reports have emerged about Team India’s reluctance to play the final Test, currently scheduled for […]

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Aus govt urged to support Covid-affected businesses

Canberra, Jan 4 (IANS) Australia’s Opposition Labor Party on Monday urged the federal government to support businesses that continue to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic with emergency economic backing. Katy Gallagher, Labor’s finance spokesperson, said that the government was withdrawing economic support measures at a time when domestic border restrictions have been re-imposed as […]

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2 held after Gurugram gunfight

Gurugram, Jan 4 (IANS) The Crime Branch unit of Gurugram police arrested two dreaded criminals after a gun battle early Monday. However, three others from the gang who had been involved in crimes across Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab, managed to escape using the cover of darkness. The incident took place in Rithoj village and it […]

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An artist’s ode to floral beauty

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, Jan 4 (IANSlife) A long-awaited solo exhibition of drawings by Delhi-based artist Chameli Ramachandran, titled ‘Flowers Bloom, Flowers Wither Away, Flowers Bloom Again’ is on view at Vadehra Art Gallery through mid-February 2021. It opens January 8. Ramachandran, born in 1940 in Santiniketan, has always nurtured an immersive and entrancing relationship […]

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Relief reaches Fiji after tropical cyclone Yasa

Suva, Jan 4 (IANS) Relief has reached every affected community in the northern and eastern parts of Fiji with more than 37,000 food ration packs and non-food items after the island-nation was battered by tropical Cyclone Yasa last month. According to Fijivillage, the country’s leading news website, FPrime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said on Monday that […]

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Prachanda to visit India for wife’s treatment

Kathmandu, Jan 4 (IANS) Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka ‘Prachanda’, will embark on a visit to India on Monday for his wifes treatment. Prachanda’s wife, Sita Dahal is suffering from multiple ailments, including progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare kind of Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and high-blood pressure. Her health […]

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Explosion targets Saudi troops in southern Yemen

Sanaa, Jan 4 (IANS) An explosion caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) targeted a Saudi Arabian military unit deployed in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan, a local government official said on Monday. The official told Xinhua news agency that “the IED’s explosion (on Friday night) struck a high school building used by Saudi soldiers […]

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