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China's food markets source of deadly virus?

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 06:31
Gao Fu, director of the Chinese centre for disease control and prevention, said in Beijing on Wednesday that authorities believe the virus likely came from "wild animals at the seafood market" though the exact source remains undetermined. A price list circulating on China's internet lists a menagerie of animals or animal-based products including live foxes, crocodiles, wolf puppies, giant salamanders, snakes, rats, peacocks — 112 items in all.
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Mumbai to remain open 24x7 from Jan 27: Aaditya

Rediff News - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 06:31
Thackeray also said that while taking the decision, excise rules have not been touched and pubs and bars will close as usual at 1.30am.
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Tata Altroz launched, price starts at Rs 5.29 lakh

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 06:12
Tata Motors on Wednesday launched the premium hatchback Altroz in five trim at an introductory price starting from Rs 5.29 lakh for the petrol version and Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom) for the diesel version.
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Meet Vyommitra, the humanoid for Gaganyaan

Rediff News - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 06:06
Vyomamitra, a combination of two Sanskrit words Vyoma (Space) and Mitra (Friend), took everyone by surprise when she introduced herself to the audience gathered there.
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J&K: Terrorist killed in encounter in Pulwama

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 05:57
An Army jawan and a special police officer (SPO) were killed in a gunbattle in the area of Tuesday. The gunbattle had started after cordon and search operation were launched by security forces in the district on Tuesday. Earlier in the day Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh had told reporters that there were reports of presence of two terrorists in the area.
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I see Virat Kohli breaking more records: Smith

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 05:55
Run-machine Steve Smith is already excited at the prospect of playing another ICC event at home after the 2015 World Cup. Talking about Virat Kolhi, Smith said, "He is terrific. His batting numbers just speak for themselves. I think he's an incredible player in all three formats and I think we will see him break many records."
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Interpol issues notice against Nithyananda

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 05:30
The state police revealed the move in a chargesheet filed in a local court in connection with an FIR lodged against Nithyananda in November last year, after two girls went missing from his ashram here. "The Interpol issued the Blue Corner notice against the controversial godman this month," Deputy Superintendent of Police K T Kamariya told PTI.
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India slips to 51st spot in EIU's Democracy Index

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 05:22
India slipped 10 places to 51st position in the 2019 Democracy Index's global ranking, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit, which cited "erosion of civil liberties" in the country as the primary cause for the downtrend. China is now ranked 153rd, close to the bottom of the global rankings. The list is topped by Norway, followed by Iceland and Sweden.
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Jaya Bachchan breaks down at Ritu Nanda’s prayer

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 05:19
The Bachchan and Kapoor khandaan came together for the prayer meet of Ritu Nanda, who passed away last week. She was Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda’s mother in law and the veteran actor delivered an emotional speech at the prayer meet while Jaya Bachchan turned teary eyed. Rishi Kapoor also reminisced his dearest sister and revealed that a few days from now it was to be Ritu Nanda’s wedding anniversary and she chose to be with her husband.
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How Shaheen Baghs are coming up all over India

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 05:09
When a group of women braved the Delhi winter to protest against CAA-NRC, they’d have hardly thought it’d prompt so many others across the country to follow their lead
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Wishlist: What taxpayers, investors want from Budget 2020

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 04:18
Removal of the long-term capital gains tax and measures to boost consumption are high on equity investors’ wish list from the Union Budget. With the economy facing its worst growth finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman needs to offer support for individuals and businesses. The scope may be limited, however, amid concern over a larger than projected deficit.
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Debate CAA with a bearded man: Owaisi challenges Shah

Rediff News - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 04:18
Shah had on Tuesday attended a party event in Lucknow where he said that the Opposition is spreading rumours about the CAA.
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CAA: SC refers pleas to 5-judge bench

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 04:14
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act will be heard by a five-judge constitutional bench and gave Centre four weeks to respond to petitions challenging CAA. The apex court also rejected a plea demanding that final grant or rejection of citizenship under CAA should be stayed.
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It's official: Mumbai to open 24x7 from Jan 27

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 04:06
The Maharashtra state cabinet approved the night life move for Mumbai city on Wednesday.
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Mangaluru airport bomb scare suspect surrenders

Rediff News - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 03:55
The suspect confessed to having planted the bomb at the airport, sources said.
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