Coronavirus-hit Wuhan cut off by Beijing, India steps up vigil in airports

Beijing/New Delhi: Passengers arriving in India from China will be thermal screened at seven airports of the country in the wake of a threat due to a new coronavirus that has claimed several lives in the Wuhan City of China. Reports suggest the virus has spread to several countries, including South Korea and Australia.

‘Aam aadmi’ Kejriwal files nomination for Delhi polls after 6-hour wait

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday played the role of an 'aam aadmi' (common man) and chose to wait for over six hours to file his nomination for the upcoming assembly elections in Delhi. Tuesday was the last day for filing nominations for the February 8 polls.

Over 140 petitions against Citizenship Amendment Act to come up before SC

New Delhi: A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court will take up over 140 petitions filed against the Citizenship Amendment Act on Wednesday.

Death of Kerala tourists in Nepal leaves a pall of gloom back home

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Belur caught between philosophy and pragmatism

He came, he stayed and stirred a controversy — is how a Kolkata resident, Subrata Chakraborty, describes Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Beluṛ Maṭh, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission (RKM) and Math, founded by Swami Vivekananda. There is widespread disapproval that from the hallowed platform of the Math, the Prime Minister was allowed to make a speech on a contentious subject like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), for the Mission claims itself to be an apolitical, non-sectarian spiritual organisation. Click here to know more about the controversy.
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State of the Nation

AP’s three-capital quagmire holds too many challenges for state govt.

The Jagan Mohan Reddy government’s decision to shift the capital of Andhra Pradesh to the coastal city of Visakhapatnam is essentially a political decision aimed at erasing the legacy of former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who had conceived Amaravati as an ultramodern Greenfield capital city that ‘India has never seen before.’

Osmania University Professor held for alleged links with Maoists

Hyderabad: A professor of the Osmania University here was arrested on Saturday (January 18) for suspected links with the Maoists, police said.

‘Aam aadmi’ Kejriwal files nomination for Delhi polls after 6-hour wait

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday played the role of an 'aam aadmi' (common man) and chose to wait for over six hours to file his nomination for the upcoming assembly elections in Delhi. Tuesday was the last day for filing nominations for the February 8 polls.

CBI books Frost International in ₹3,500-crore bank cheating case

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has booked Mumbai-based Frost International Ltd. — a firm involved in merchant trading — and its promoters in a bank fraud worth ₹3,592 crore.

FMCG industry to grow 9-10 per cent in 2020, claims Nielsen report

New Delhi: The FMCG industry is expected to be stable in 2020 with a growth of around 9 to 10 per cent, helped by several macroeconomic factors, including expectations of inflation going down and proactive government policies, according to a report. The...

Mahindra XUV300 gets 5-star adult safety rating in Global NCAP test

New Delhi: Mahindra & Mahindra on Tuesday said its compact SUV XUV300 has received five-star rating for adult occupant protection from Global NCAP, an international safety accreditation bod. The XUV300 becomes the first Indian vehicle to score the highest points among all five-star rated cars tested so far by Global NCAP, it said.

Zomato acquires Uber Eats business in India for $320 million

New Delhi: Food delivery startup Zomato on Tuesday said it has acquired the Indian business of Uber Eats in an all-stock deal that will give Uber a 9.99 percent stake in the restaurant discovery platform.

After Uber’s exit from food delivery, Ola too may call it quits

Uber’s decision to sell off its food delivery business, Uber Eats in India to Zomato must rate as the most prudent decision the hail riding app has taken since it entered the country in 2013. While Uber has got rid of the monkey on its back, Ola continues to figure out ways to sustain the operations of Foodpanda.

IMF lowers global growth forecasts largely over ‘slowdown’...

Davos: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday lowered the growth outlook for the global economy, saying the slight downward revision of 0.1% for two years and 0.2% for the year after that in the global growth was largely due to downward revision for India estimates.

If Indian telcos sink they may drag economy and banks along

India’s telecom landscape is in the midst of a never-before churn, but it would be a fallacy to believe that the goings on will impact only telecom operators. The government's weak state-run banks will also have to bear the consequences of the sudden and huge liability imposed by the Supreme Court in asking telcos to cough up nearly ₹1.5 lakh crore in past dues in a short period of time.

PMO asks FM to stick to realistic goals, set GDP target at 9.5-10%

Ahead of the Union Budget on February 1, the Prime Minister’s Office has instructed Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman not to set overambitious tax and fiscal deficit targets. According to reports, the ministry in deference to the PMO’s instructions, is likely to set the nominal GDP at 9.5-10% in the FY21 Budget.
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Anger over 3 capitals a gateway for BJP in Andhra?

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Game over? BCCI downgrades MS Dhoni

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Prithvi Shaw to replace Dhawan in NZ ODI series, Sanju Samson gets T20...

New Delhi: The BCCI on Tuesday named Prithvi Shaw as the replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan, as it announced a 16-member squad for the upcoming ODI series against New Zealand. Wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson has been named Dhawan’s replacement for the upcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand.

Injury-hit Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma ruled out of New Zealand tour...

New Delhi: In a major blow to the Indian squad ahead of their New Zealand tour, opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the T20I team after suffering a shoulder injury during the ODI against Australia in Bengaluru.

Tendulkar, Anand, Gopichand, excluded from All India Council of Sports...

New Delhi: India’s batting great Sachin Tendulkar and chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand on Tuesday were excluded from the All India Council of Sports whereas cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Krishnamachari Srikkanth were included as its new panel members.

Australian Open: Djokovic, Nadal win as Sharapova crashes out

Melbourne: World number one Rafael Nadal blitzed past Hugo Dellien on Tuesday to launch his campaign to equal Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles, dropping just five games in the one-sided annihilation.

Mondal bags triple gold, Maharashtra crosses 200 mark in Khelo India

West Bengal's Soubrity Mondal took over the swimming pool with a splash by winning three gold medals while Maharashtra's medal haul still remains undisputed on top as they crossed the 200-medal mark in the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati on Monday.

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Steep spike in number of coronavirus cases, China says 300 confirmed

Wuhan (China): The number of people in China infected by a new SARS-like virus jumped to 300 on Tuesday, according to authorities.

109 children sexually abused every day in India in 2018

New Delhi: As many as 109 children were sexually abused every day in India in 2018, according to the data by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), which showed a 22% jump in such cases from the previous year.

Posting about depression on Facebook may not help college students: Study

New York: College students who post about their feelings of depression on Facebook may not be encouraged by their friends to seek help from a mental health professional, according to a new study.

Snakebites highest in India, anti-venoms largely ineffective

Chennai: According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), around 1.5 lakh cases of snakebite deaths are witnessed every year across the world. Of this, India accounts for nearly one third of the total deaths, claimed Dr Sakthivel Vaiyapuri, associate professor, venom pharmacology, University of Reading, UK, quoting a report by the health agency.

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Thugs, fascists, storm troopers: Oppn slams govt on JNU ‘terror attack’

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Resignation of Allahabad University VC accepted: HRD Min

New Delhi: The resignation of Allahabad University Vice-Chancellor Ratan Lal Hangloo, who was under the scanner over alleged financial and administrative irregularities, has been accepted.

Pressure mounts on students as TN public exams approach for class V, VIII

Chennai: The students of class V and VIII in Tamil Nadu may have already started dreading the new year – for they will have to take a public examination in March and April respectively.

Cyber crime topics should be part of school & college syllabus: Ex-SC Chief Just...

Coimbatore: Cyberspace and cybercrime, its control, impact and all other aspects should be made part of the school and college syllabi to make students aware of the field, former Supreme Court Chief Justice Dipak Misra said on Saturday.

IIT-KGP offers joint PhD programme with Auckland University

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