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Virtual housing demand grows in tier 2, 3 cities: Report
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Online enquiries and virtual demand for housing units is gaining momentum in the tier 2 and tier 3 cities post the nationwide lockdown, according to a report by Housing.com.
2020-09-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Realme Narzo 20 Pro: Fires up mid-price segment in India
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) A dull June quarter has pushed smartphone makers to pack the third quarter with devices ahead of the festive season and three players -- Realme, Samsung and Xiaomi -- lead the race in bringing several affordable to mid-price segment products in the India market.
2020-09-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
30 candidates, including Sandhu, to attend online goalkeeping course
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Arjuna awardee Gurpreet Singh Sandhu will take part in the first-ever online goalkeeping introductory course next month. The three-day course will kick-off on October 2. Thirty selected candidates from 200-odd applicants will take part in the course.
2020-09-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Software code issue caused major 365 services outage: Microsoft
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Microsoft has blamed a software code issue for the major outage that impacted several Microsoft 365 services, including Outlook, Office 365 and Teams on Tuesday.
2020-09-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
1st Apple iPhone 12 batch to reach distributors on Oct 5: Report
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) As the world awaits Apple to announce the launch date for its much-awaited and slightly-delayed iPhone 12, new reports have emerged that claim the first shipment of final units is going out to distributors on October 5.
2020-09-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
With 80K new Covid cases, India crosses 62L
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) With a spike of 80,472 coronavirus cases and 1,179 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Wednesday mounted to the grim 62 lakh-mark with a total of 62,25,763 cases.
2020-09-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Google Meet to give unlimited calls in free plan till March 2021
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Google has announced to continue providing unlimited calls (up to 24 hours) in the free version of its video conferencing app called Meet through March 31, 2021 for Gmail accounts.
2020-09-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Yo Yo Honey Singh: There has been a lot of change in Punjabi, Hindi rap
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Rap superstar Yo Yo Honey Singh has been around for a decade and a half now, and he says there has been a lot of change in Punjabi and Hindi rap during this tenure.
2020-09-30
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bihar polls: Congress to hold talks on seat sharing
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday is expected to discuss the seat sharing formula with its allies for the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar, and the party has called its leaders from Bihar to Delhi.
2020-09-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kiss The Ground: Aggressive agro therapy for Earth (IANS Review; Rating: * * * and 1/2 )
Kiss The Ground (documentary film streaming on Netflix); Narrated by: Woody Harrelson; Direction: Joshua and Rebecca Harrell Tickell; Rating: * * * and 1/2 (three and a half stars)
2020-09-30
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NewsMobile and FakeNet AI win IFCN-Facebook global challenge
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) NewsMobile along with its tech partner FakeNet AI at the University of California, Berkeley, were declared winners of a global innovation challenge that focused on fact-checking.
2020-09-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Four more arrested in tractor burning case
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The Delhi Police have arrested four more people, including Brinder Singh Dhillon, the President of Punjab Youth Congress, in connection with the tractor burning incident near the India Gate during a protest against the farm Bills recently passed by the Parliament.
2020-09-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBDT clarifies on 1% TDS on e-commerce transactions
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Providing clarification on the 1 per cent tax deducted at source (TDS) on e-commerce transactions, the CBDT on Tuesday said that that the payment gateway will not be required to deduct the tax under section 194-0 of the Income-Tax Act on a transaction, if the tax has been deducted by the ecommerce operator under the section concerned of the Act, on the same transaction.
2020-09-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Venkiah Naidu tests Covid-19 positive, in home quarantine
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkiah Naidu, who had presided over proceedings of the Rajya Sabha in the recently-concluded Monsoon Session, has tested positive for coronavirus, it was announced on Tuesday.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
AIIMS, CBI looking at legal aspects before reaching logical conclusion in SSR case
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Forensic Department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), which has been roped in by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to give medico-legal opinion in Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, still needs to look into some legal aspects before reaching a "logical legal conclusion".
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Won't let NrDMC deprive employees from joy of festivity: HC
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court, asking the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NrDMC) to disburse pending salaries of 9,000 teachers employed by it, stated that it won't allow the civic body to deprive any employee of the "little joy of festivity".
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Decide on Bihar formula within 24 hs, RJD tells Congress
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) With just two days left for the notification for the first phase of the Bihar Assembly elections, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Tuesday urged the Congress to decide on the seat-sharing formula within 24 hours, keeping aside ego and looking at the two parties' relations.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lufthansa cancels all flights between Germany and India from Sept 30 (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Airline major Lufthansa said on Tuesday that it will cancel all planned flights between Germany and India from September 30 to October 20.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Action initiated against guilty staff in JNU LTC fraud case: RTI activist
New Delhi/Jaipur, Sep 29 (IANS) After a fraud of Rs 57 lakh was reported involving the employees of Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), who had submitted fake LTC bills in the year 2017-18, JNU has initiated disciplinary action for major penalty against 34 employees, who had claimed lakhs of rupees in an unfair manner, Kota-based social worker and RTI activist Sujit Swamy told IANS.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
'Indian chemical industry can contribute $300 bn to GDP by 2025'
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Indian chemical industry has a huge role to play to make India a $5 trillion economy, with a potential to contribute $300 billion to the GDP by 2025, Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said on Tuesday.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NIA court sentences 2 B'deshi terror group members to 7 yrs jail
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Tuesday convicted two members of Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), a proscribed terrorist organisation in Bangladesh, for conspiracy to commit terror attacks in India and sentenced them to seven years rigorous imprisonment.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Retired AI employees seek Labour Ministry's intervention for pension
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Retired employees of Air India have said that the absence of pensions is causing them hardship.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
TCS/TDS from Oct 1: Compliance going to be a big challenge
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct taxes (CBDT) has issued a circular (No. 17) clarifying the tax deduction at source (TDS) and tax collection at source (TCS) provisions, which will come into force from October 1.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP plans counter offensive over farm Bills
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The BJP is planning to counter the opposition's attack over the farm Bills by reaching out to the electorate.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IDBI implements 'document embedding' feature on SFMS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) To ease the current process of manual verification, reconciliation and fraud reduction, IDBI Bank has implemented a new feature of "document embedding" on structured financial messaging system (SFMS).
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Human rights not an excuse to defy law: MHA to Amnesty International
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The stand taken and the statements made by Amnesty International are unfortunate, exaggerated and far from the truth, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Tuesday.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Soviet disinformation in Indian newspaper echoed for decades' (Book Review)
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Soviets used an Indian newspaper in 1983 to spread disinformation that the AIDS virus had been invented by the US military as a "biological weapon to kill black and gay men" and this echoed for decades. There's greater sophistication today, says a new book on the threat to democracy and personal liberty from fake news generated by Advanced AI technology, with Russia fine-tuning the concept in this age of the Infocalypse, which the author defines as the "increasingly dangerous and untrustworthy ecosystem within which most humans now live".
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
BJP President's tips for graduating students
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Days of memorizing are gone, it's time for application, was BJP President JP Nadda's advice to students of Jaipur's Pratap University who were graduating on Tuesday.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lufthansa cancels all flights between Germany and India from Sep 30
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Airline major Lufthansa on Tuesday said it will cancel all planned flights between Germany and India from September 30 to October 20.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Can assess my fitness fully once I compete in events: Dutee
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) National 100m record holder Dutee Chand, who was recently conferred the Arjuna Award, is eagerly waiting for the track and field competitions to resume so that she could test her fitness, something that she has been working on since the resumption of training activities after the Covid-19 induced break.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Can't voluminous matters be heard through video conferencing: Delhi HC
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court, while allowing the applications of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeking early hearing on their appeals against the acquittal of the 2G spectrum scam case accused, held that "it is difficult to accept" that "the matter being voluminous in nature cannot be argued or heard by video conference".
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fundraising Gala to support India's artistes, preserve artistic heritage
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) A staggering 70 performances by more than 450 artists and will feature at the I Believe #ArtMatters gala on October 4 to raise resources and provide much-needed support for India's artistes and artisans, as well as celebrate their craft and tradition by highlighting their stories.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Major rejig at senior level in Delhi Police
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Delhi Police have undergone a major reshuffle with at least 26 officers getting transferred.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Music and more at 'I Believe #ArtMatters' fundraising gala to support India's artistes
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) A staggering 70 performances by over 450 artists will feature at the 'I Believe #ArtMatters' gala on October 4 to raise resources and provide the much needed support for India's artistes and artisans, as well as celebrate their craft and tradition by highlighting their stories at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives irrevocably and the art and cultural sectors continue to face its devastating consequences.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ashok Soota among richest Indians after stellar IPO of 'Happiest Minds'
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) IT sector veteran and Happiest Minds' founder Ashok Soota has made it to the Hurun India rich list for the first time, backed by a bumper IPO of his company.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IATA downgrades 2020 traffic forecast
New Delhi/Geneva, Sep 29 (IANS) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has downgraded the traffic forecast for 2020 to reflect a weaker-than-expected recovery.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Winning amount in horse race, game of chance will not attract GST
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The winner of a horse race or any game of chance will not penalised by way of extra taxes as GST levy with the Appellate Authority of Advance Ruling, Maharashtra ruling that winner of a game is not rendering any service or making any supply and the prize money is outcome of an event where results are not universal.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Task cut out for Kamal Nath & Cong in MP, Gujarat bypolls
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Political stakes are high for former Chief Minister Kamal Nath in the bypolls for 28 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh and for the Congress in neighbouring Gujarat, where eight seats are vacant.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IAMAI calls meet over new Google Play Store payment system
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) With the developers and payment gateway players criticising new Google in-app purchase policies where those using Play Store to sell digital services will be required to use the tech giant's own built-in payment system, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Tuesday announced it has called a meeting of its founder members very soon to deliberate on the situation.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Chinese espionage case: Delhi court denies bail to journalist
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday dismissed the bail application filed by freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma, who was arrested for allegedly working for Chinese intelligence.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
ED: Former real estate honcho Shravan Gupta parked AgustaWestland money in tax havens
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Former Emaar MGF Land Limited Managing Director Shravan Gupta has laundered the money generated from the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case into bank accounts of his four shell companies located in several tax havens, sources in the Enforcement Directorate said.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
VHP occupied for 3 yrs, prime focus not on 'liberating' Kashi & Mathura
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Come October 15 when the All India Akhara Parishad, an apex body, will meet in Uttar Pradesh's Vrindavan - the birthplace of Lord Krishna, it is very likely to rekindle the demand of removing mosques that Mathura's Krishna Janmabhoomi and Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath temple share boundaries with. However, the VHP, which took the lead in the Babri removal agitations, seems to be preoccupied with the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and wants it's "focus to remain on Ayodhya, at least for the next 3 years."
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Rajnath launches startup challenge to promote self-reliance in defence sector
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday launched a startup challenge to achieve self-reliance in the military sector under the 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' campaign.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
No judge will put pen down, saying matter voluminous: HC in 2G case
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court, while allowing the applications of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeking early hearing of their appeals against the acquittal of the accused in the 2G spectrum scam case, on Tuesday remarked that no judge will say that they will not hear the cases "because the record is voluminous".
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Situation along Ladakh border in uneasy 'no war no peace' status: IAF chief
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The current situation along the eastern Ladakh border with China is in an "uneasy no war no peace status" and Indian forces were prepared for any eventuality, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal R.K.S Bhadauria said on Tuesday.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Infra push to buoy demand, says JCB India Deputy CEO and MD (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Centre backed massive infra creation push has rekindled construction equipment major JCB India's expectation of a sustained business revival despite the persistent battering by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
OnePlus 8T to come with OxygenOS 11 out of the box
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The upcoming OnePlus 8T flagship will launch with OxygenOS 11 out of the box, the company announced on Tuesday.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Bollywood demands justice for gang-rape victim in Hathras
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities have expressed anger after the death of Hathras gang-rape victim on Tuesday. Several B-Town celebrities condemned the incident, urging for the implementation of stricter laws in the country.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Digital transformation top priority for 9 in 10 large firms: TCS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) While 68 per cent of companies have seen revenue declines amid the pandemic, nine out of 10 large enterprises are either maintaining or increasing their digital transformation budgets amid the Covid-19 pandemic globally, a Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) survey said on Tuesday.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
RBI extends interim relaxations in WMA limits, OD regulations
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the interim relaxations it made for the state governments earlier this year to ease the restrictions on their borrowing limits, given the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy