Karnataka to reopen colleges from Jan 15: Dy CM

Bengaluru, Jan 11 (IANS) Classroom teaching for students of undergraduate, postgraduate, engineering and diploma courses in Karnataka will resume on January 15, Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayana said on Monday. Narayana, in charge of higher education, said after a meeting with officials concerned here that authorities were already holding offline classes for final-year students. […]

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BSES discoms Pay Rs 400 crore to APCPL

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) have resolved the matter with Aravali Power Corporation Private Limited (APCPL) and have paid Rs 352.27 crore and Rs 47.34 crore, respectively, as per the demand, A BSES spokesperson said on Monday. The spokesperson added that discoms are committed […]

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355 Covid recoveries, 113 new cases in J&K

Jammu, Jan 11 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir on Monday saw thrice the number of Covid patients discharged after recovery than the number of new cases recorded during the last 24 hours. An official bulletin said 355 patients were discharged from different hospitals after recovery while 113 tested positive — 46 from the Jammu division and […]

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Hyderabad kidnapping case: Three including ex-Andhra minister’s aides held

Hyderabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Hyderabad police on Monday arrested three more accused in last week’s sensational kidnap of three businessmen while a city court rejected bail petition of former Andhra Pradesh minister Bhuma Akhila Priya, who is the main accused in the case. A Secunderabad court rejected here bail petition after Chanchalguda prison authorities submitted […]

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Baidu, Geely join hands to establish intelligent EV company

Beijing, Jan 11 (IANS) China-based search engine giant Baidu Inc on Monday announced its partnership with multinational auto manufacturer Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely) to establish a company to produce intelligent electric vehicles (EV). Through this partnership, Baidu will provide intelligent driving capabilities to power the passenger vehicles for the new venture, and Geely, which […]

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Airtel, NSIC partner for digital transformation of Indian MSMEs

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Monday announced its partnership with National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) to accelerate the digital transformation of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in India. NSIC is a Government of India Enterprise having its mission “to promote and support MSME sector by providing integrated support services […]

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J&K police arrest 2 JeM terror associates

Srinagar, Jan 11 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police along with the army and CRPF arrested two terrorist associates of proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) from Awantipora area. The duo was involved in providing shelter, support and logistics to terrorists, besides transporting arms and ammunition of the terrorists in Awantipora and Tral areas of south […]

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Jammu-Srinagar highway to remain closed

Jammu, Jan 11 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway which was closed for traffic due to a damaged bridge at Ramban, around 150 kilometres from Jammu, will continue to remain closed, officials said. “It will take at least five days to repair the damaged bridge as stated by NHAI. However, Jammu-Doda-Kishtwar, Jammu-Ramban, Magerkot-Banihal, and Banihal-Qazigund stretches […]

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Indonesia extends ban on foreign visitors

Jakarta, Jan 11 (IANS) The Indonesian government on Monday decided to extend its travel restrictions for foreign nationals for two more weeks due to Covid-19 concerns, a Minister said. At a press conference here, Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto said that the government on Monday started implementing stricter restrictions on community activities for two weeks, reports […]

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4 killed in B’desh cylinder blast

Dhaka, Jan 11 (IANS) Four people were killed and 20 injured after a gas cylinder exploded on Monday inside a community kitchen in Gazipur on the outskirts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka, according to an official. Kabirul Alam, an officer of local Kaliakoir fire service station, told the media that “a woman along with three men […]

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Biden aims to release nearly every available Covid vaccine dose

Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden has recently announced a controversial shift in Covid-19 vaccination strategy, aiming to release all available doses as soon as possible. According to a CNN report, it could also be a risky strategy as both Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna’s vaccines require two doses, administered at specific intervals and vaccine […]

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Reliance Capital Limited debenture holders pave way for asset monetisation

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Reliance Capital (RCAP) debenture holders at their meeting held on January 5, passed the resolution with overwhelming majority for monetisation of its assets. This comes on the back of shareholders having already approved RCAP monetisation. Reliance Capital had commenced its asset monetisation process – to unlock value of its underlying […]

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Libyan committee presents plans on constitutional basis for polls

Tripoli, Jan 11 (IANS) The Legal Committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) presented proposals on constitutional basis for this year’s general elections during its virtual meeting with UN officials. “The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum’s Legal Committee held a virtual session today, during which the Committee’s members presented their proposals regarding the constitutional basis […]

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Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ among 2020’s most borrowed titles

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, Jan 11 (IANSlife) ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama and ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ by Delia Owens were among the most popular ebooks borrowed from libraries in 2020, recent data shows. Data by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for 65,000 libraries and schools worldwide, shows that readers worldwide borrowed 430 million ebooks, […]

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Shallow fog envelopes J&K plains

Jammu, Jan 11 (IANS) Shallow fog enveloped the plains of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday as the weather office said the sky would clear as the day advances. “Weather will clear later today and it is going to remain mainly dry during the next 10 days,” an official of the local Meteorological (MET) Department said. […]

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Telangana’s Covid tally crosses 2.90 lakh

Hyderabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Telangana’s Covid-19 tally crossed 2.90 lakh on Monday after the state reported 224 new cases in the last 24 hours, health officials said. One more person succumbed to the virus, taking the death toll to 1,566. According to director of public health and family welfare, the fatality rate remained 0.54 per […]

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Yogi govt to set up IT parks across UP

Lucknow, Jan 11 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to establish IT and Software Technology parks in all divisions across Uttar Pradesh. According to Additional Chief Secretary of IT and Electronics, Alok Kumar, under the state’s IT and Start-up policy of 2017, the state government will set up IT parks in all divisions of […]

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Cognizant acquires data analytics consulting firm Servian

Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Information technology company Cognizant on Monday announced to acquire Servian, an Australia-based, enterprise transformation consultancy firm specialising in data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), digital services, and Cloud, for an undisclosed sum. Servian is Cognizant’s 10th digital-focused acquisition announced since January last year. According to the company, the acquisition of Servian will […]

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Leopard carcass found in UP district

Baghpat (UP), Jan 11 (IANS) The carcass of leopard has been found near railway tracks in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district. Officials suspect that the leopard was hit by a train. This is the third leopard death in the region in a month’s time. Kalyan Singh, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Baghpat, said: “The leopard was […]

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