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West Bengal election: 16.27% polling recorded in first 2 hrs in 5th phase

Business Standard - 9 hours 24 min ago
Brisk polling much on the line of the other phases was recorded in the fifth phase of polling in West Bengal where 45 constituencies across six districts including are going for the polls on Saturday
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US: Oversight Board delays decision on Donald Trump's Facebook ban

Business Standard - 9 hours 24 min ago
The independent Oversight Board has announced to delay its decision on former US President Donald Trump's ban from Facebook and Instagram that will now arrive "in the coming weeks"
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Cuba: Era ends as Raul Castro steps down as Communist Party chief

Business Standard - 9 hours 24 min ago
Raul Castro said he is stepping down as Cuban Communist Party leader, leaving the island without a Castro guiding affairs for the first time in more than six decades
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Keep Kumbh participation symbolic, urges PM Modi amid massive Covid surge

Business Standard - 10 hours 2 min ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday the ongoing Kumbh in Haridwar should now have symbolic participation due to the Covid-19 crisis
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NASA says SpaceX wins $2.9 billion contract for moon lander, with 2024 goal

MoneyControl Business News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 23:53
NASA said it would require a test flight to the moon before humans make the flight.
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J-K: Srinagar's S.M.H.S. hospital shuts OPDs after Covid-19 surge

Business Standard - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 23:44
Following the alarming surge in Covid-19 cases in the city, Srinagar's main hospital, S.M.H.S. hospital decided to close its out patients departments (OPDs) from Saturday onwards
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US, Japan pledge to strengthen Quad to build free, open Indo-Pacific region

Business Standard - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 23:40
Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Suga pledged to work with India and Australia to strengthen the Quad to build a free, open, accessible, diverse and thriving Indo-Pacific
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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 139.6 mn, death toll surge past 2.99 million

Business Standard - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 23:40
The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 139.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.99 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University
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No weekend lockdown in Haryana, says govt amid unabated Covid-19 surge

Business Standard - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 23:40
Amid the rising Covid-19 cases in Haryana, the state government has clarified that there would be no weekend lockdown
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IAF to reorient for future challenges, prep roadmap for asset utilisation

Business Standard - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 23:33
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to reorient itself for future challenges across all threat domains and prepare a roadmap for effective utilisation of assets and future inductions
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After outcry, White House says Biden will lift refugee cap in May

Business Standard - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 23:33
Facing swift blowback from allies and aid groups, the White House on Friday said President Joe Biden plans to lift in the next month his predecessor's historically low cap on refugees
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State Dept. watchdog says Mike Pompeo, wife violated ethics rules

Business Standard - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 23:33
The State Department's internal watchdog has concluded that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife violated federal ethics rules by asking staffers to run personal errands
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SRH eye stability in batting against Mumbai Indians after early losses

Business Standard - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 23:32
There have already been calls for including Williamson, with former India cricketers Virender Sehwag and Sanjay Manjrekar saying that he is required in the SRH line-up
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Holding up a mirror to Modi govt

Business Standard - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 23:15
Between premature victory mood that allowed Kumbh, elections, and lack of urgency on vaccines, Modi govt has walked into its biggest crisis. The way out needs realism, humility and one Ram baan weapon
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Indian economy in better shape than last year with vaccine availability: CEA KV Subramanian

ET News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 22:56
“Overall, compared to the previous episode, we are in a better shape because the vaccine is already out there and vaccination drives are proceeding. So, I think the uncertainty is much lower,” the CEA said addressing the Amazon Smbhav Summit.
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Second wave of COVID-19 poses risk to economic recovery; Q4 GDP to be hit: Report

ET News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 22:56
Noting that a month-long nationwide lockdown can shave off 100-200 basis points off the GDP, the brokerage said growth is still weak, amplified by the steep fall in key economic activity indicators and the anaemic loan growth, and the surging pandemic cases is only increasing the worries on the growth front.
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Labour ministry notifies draft rules under Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code

ET News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 22:56
The ministry has invited suggestions on the draft Rules in the next 45 days following which the above Rules will be finalised. This would enable the government to put in place the required technical committee for smooth implementation of the OSH&WC Code.
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Heavy fighting near Yemen's Marib leaves 96 dead: Loyalists

ET News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 22:56
The city of Marib and its surrounding oil fields make up the last significant pocket of government-held territory in the north, the rest of which is under rebel control, including the capital Sanaa.
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Norway to allow US military to build on its soil in new accord

ET News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 22:56
The agreement between the two NATO allies will let the U.S. build facilities at three Norwegian airfields and one naval base, but will not amount to separate U.S. bases, the government said.
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Explained: What are the Iran nuclear talks all about?

ET News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 22:56
In 2015, Iran signed an agreement with the US, Russia, China, Germany, France and Britain that was intended to set limits on Tehran's nuclear program in order to block it from building a nuclear weapon — something it insists it doesn't want to do.
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