We missed our injured players: Karunaratne

Johannesburg, Jan 5 (IANS) Injuries hampered Sri Lanka’s chances of putting up a competitive front in their Test series against South Africa, said captain Dimuth Karunaratne. Sri Lanka slipped to a 10-wicket defeat in the second Test at Johannesburg, thus ending the two-match series at the wrong end of a 2-0 whitewash. “A lot of […]

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Hizbul narco terror case: NIA files supplementary charge sheet against 2 more accused

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) After filing a charge sheet against 10 people in the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) narco terror case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a supplementary charge sheet against two narco-terrorists. Jaswant Singh aka Jassa and Gursant Singh aka Gora were both involved in collection, distribution and selling of heroin smuggled […]

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Ministers will become Pablo Escobars, if legal cannabis farming allowed: Goa Cong leader

Panaji, Jan 5 (IANS) Goa’s Ministers will transform into ‘Pablo Escobars’, if the state government permits legal cultivation of cannabis, even if it is intended for medicinal purposes, Goa Youth Congress president Varad Mardolkar said on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters after submitting a memorandum to Raj Bhavan opposing the proposed move of the Goa government […]

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WEF invites KTR to technology governance summit

Hyderabad, Jan 5 (IANS) The World Economic Forum has invited Telangana’s minister for information technology and industry K.T. Rama Rao for the Global Technology Governance Summit scheduled to be held in Japan from April 5 to 7 this year. The minister has received the invitation from World Economic Forum President Brge Brende. “Under your forward-looking […]

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Over 4 lakh poultry birds die in Haryana

Chandigarh, Jan 5 (IANS) After the death of over 4 lakh birds in Asia’s biggest polutary belt in Haryana’s Panchkula district in past 10 days, the state Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department on Tuesday said there are no confirmed reports of avian influenza for their death yet. An official spokesperson said samples were collected and […]

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US university leads groundbreaking trial for COVID treatment

New York, Jan 5 (IANS) A team of researchers has led a groundbreaking randomised controlled trial, using mesenchymal stem cells, that resulted in reduced risk of death and quickened time of recovery for the severest COVID-19 patients. According to the researchers from the University of Miami, the treatment was safe with no infusion-related serious adverse […]

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‘Princestan’ to be discussed at KLF

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Author Sandeep Bamzai will be in conversation with journalist and writer Pallavi Rebbapragada to discuss different facets of his latest book ‘Princestan’ during the Kalinga Literary Festival’s ‘bhava samvad’ (online) on January 9 at 7 pm. Exploring how in the run up to independence, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel and Lord […]

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Genpact acquires data analytics Firm Enquero

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Global professional services company Genpact on Tuesday said it has acquired Enquero, a firm that offers data engineering and data-led digital transformation services, for an undisclosed sum. Genpact said that acquisition will accelerate its ability to leverage data and cloud technologies to drive digital transformation services through advanced analytics. “I […]

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Vaccine High: Sensex to summit 50k mark, budget to give added boost (IANS Special)

By Rohit VaidMumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) India’s bellwether index — Sensex — is expected to cross the 50,000 points-mark, even before the first FY22 budgetary announcements are made, as investors, both foreign and domestic, have bet big on the upcoming vaccination drive and quarterly earning season. Besides, seasonal factors such as active FII inflows, abundant […]

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Bihar: 4 arrested for murder of CRPF man

Patna, Jan 5 (IANS) The Bihar police has arrested 4 persons, including a CRPF personnel, in connection with the murder of another CRPF man, an official said. The deceased named Dayanand Paswan was killed on Patna-Gaya state highway near Lodipur village in Jehanabad district on December 23. Meenu Kumari, SP of Jehanabad said: “It was […]

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7 Odisha govt officials given compulsory retirement

Bhubaneswar, Jan 5 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday gave compulsory retirement to as many as seven officials including a jail DIG on grounds of corruption and inefficiency. The six other officials who have been given compulsory retirement include a Commandant, a Deputy Commandant, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), a Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) […]

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Home guard killed in Bihar’s Gopalganj

Patna, Jan 5 (IANS) A home guard was allegedly shot dead by a group of men in Bihar’s Gopalganj district on Tuesday. The deceased Bhola Singh was on his morning walk when unidentified attackers shot him thrice at Ekderwa locality. Local police arrested a person in this connection and the matter is under investigation. Gopalganj […]

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United’s Rojo eyeing move to Boca Juniors

Buenos Aires, Jan 5 (IANS) Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo could join Buenos Aires giants Boca Juniors as he seeks to jumpstart his stalled career, according to press reports in Argentina. Rojo has not played since ending a loan spell with Argentine club Estudiantes in August. His contract with Manchester United expires in June, meaning […]

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Telangana orders promotion of employees by Jan-end

Hyderabad, Jan 5 (IANS) Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Tuesday directed the district collectors to complete the promotions in respect of all cadres working in the districts by January 31 and to take up compassionate appointments without any delay. During a video conference with collectors, the chief secretary informed them that Chief Minister K. […]

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Lenovo launches enterprise-grade workstation computer in India

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Lenovo on Tuesday launched ‘ThinkStation P620’, its new generation workstation computer at a starting price of Rs 3,99,000 in the Indian market. Potential customers could configure to order this device from ‘Lenovo.com’ and avail a three-year standard after-sales warranty and an upgradable warranty up to five years. “With the ‘ThinkStation […]

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Fire at Gurugram office (Ld)

Gurugram, Jan 5 (IANS) A fire broke out at the corporate office early Tuesday, said a fire officer. No casualties were reported. The fire at the Sector-44 office building was reported by a company guard at 3.24 a.m. The blaze came under control after nine hours, a fire officer said. While the fire officer said […]

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CBI seeks Delhi HC permission to quiz foreigner in forgery case involving Jagdish Tytler

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) India’s premier investigating agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation, has knocked the doors of the Delhi High Court seeking permission to examine a foreign national in connection with a forgery case involving controversial arms dealer Abhishek Verma and Congress leader Jagdish Tytler. A single-judge bench of the high court presided […]

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SII, Bharat Biotech bury the hatchet

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) In a show of solidarity after some bitter comments, Adar Poonawala and Krishna Ella, jointly on behalf of Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech, on Tuesday communicated their combined intent to develop manufacture and supply the Covid-19 vaccines for India and globally. “Both companies respect the great work being carried out […]

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Nithia Capital and CarVal Investors complete acquisition of Uttam Galva and Uttam Value Steel

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Nithia Capital, a global distressed alternative asset manager and CarVal Investors, a global alternative investment manager focused on distressed and credit-intensive assets, announced that they have completed the acquisition of Uttam Galva Metallics Limited (UGML) and Uttam Value Steel Limited (UVSL) (together Uttam) through their Singapore-based Joint Venture Holding Company, […]

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Buying on Dips: Markets bounce back after initial slide, IT stocks shine (Ld)

Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) The Indian equity market continued its positive momentum during Tuesday’s intra-day trade. The market’s up-move comes after global cues subdued investors’ sentiments. Subsequently, investors dived into the market to buy stocks in decline which triggered another uplift. Amongst sectors, some losses were witnessed in the Metal, Auto and Realty indices. However, […]

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Repeal farm laws: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has attacked the government a day after the seventh round of talks with the farmer unions did not achieve any breakthrough. The eighth round of talks is scheduled for January 8. Rahul Gandhi in a tweet said, “Modi govt’s apathy and arrogance have claimed lives of […]

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PDM poses no threat to govt: Imran

Islamabad, Jan 5 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the the 11-party PDM opposition alliance poses no threat to his government. Addressing the meeting of his spokespersons on Monday, Khan said: “The PDM has almost lost and died its own death, so it is no more a threat to the government.” The […]

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Fire at Gurugram office of Jindal Steel

Gurugram, Jan 5 (IANS) A fire broke out at the corporate office of Jindal Steel here early Tuesday, said a fire officer. No casualties were reported. The fire at the Sector-44 office building was reported by a company guard at 3.24 a.m. The blaze came under control after nine hours, a fire officer said. Twenty-four […]

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Stork visits Emma Stone

Los Angeles, Jan 5 (IANS) Actress Emma Stone is reportedly expecting her first child with husband Dave McCary.  A source confirmed the news with people.com. In photos obtained on Monday by the Daily Mail, Stone was seen walking in Los Angeles on December 30 with a friend. During the outing, her baby bump was visible.  […]

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Doctors remove toy bulb from 9-year-old’s lungs

Hyderabad, Jan 5 (IANS) Doctors at a Hyderabad hospital removed a bulb from a nine-year-old boy’s lungs after he had accidentally swallowed it. Prakash of Mahabubnagar in Telangana had accidentally swallowed the toy bulb while playing on Monday. He was rushed to Medicover Hospitals with symptoms of profuse cough and difficulty in breathing. According to […]

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Microsoft Azure helps IRCTC chatbot boost user experience by 70%

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Microsoft said on Tuesday that its Azure Cloud platform has helped Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporations (IRCTC) AI-powered chatbot AskDISHA improve satisfaction of customer interactions by 70 per cent. Developed by conversational AI platform CoRover, the virtual assistant uses technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and natural […]

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