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Archive for May 4th, 2021

Poll Position: Making sense of elections and Covid-19 numbers

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 23:45

Kerala's share in the April-over-March increase in the country's Covid-19 cases stayed virtually flat, TN's rose by 0.9 ppts, WB's by 2.4 ppts and UP's, a scary 7.9 ppts

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Supreme Court strikes down West Bengal law regulating realty sector

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 23:30

“Sections 88 and 89 of the RERA did not implicitly permit the states to create their own legislation creating a parallel regime alongside the RERA which would have not required presidential assent. Hence, it is clear that WB-HIRA did not have presidential assent and was repugnant to RERA under Article ...

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PLI scheme for IT hardware attracts 19 firms; Foxconn, Wistron, Dell apply

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 23:15

The scheme, with an outlay of Rs 7,350 crore over four years, will provide financial incentives in the range of 4% to 1% on the net incremental sales over the base year (2019-20) for manufacturing laptops, tablets, all-in-one PCs and services.

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Dept of Telecommunications gives go ahead for 5G services trials; Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE not on list

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 23:01

Both Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea will conduct the trials with Ericsson and Nokia, whereas Reliance Jio will be doing so together with Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung. State-run MTNL will conduct the trials with C-DoT while BSNL does not intend to participate in this round. In addition, Reliance Jio will ...

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PM Modi holds virtual summit with British counterpart Johnson; UK PM announces £1bn worth of trade, investment

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 22:45

In a bid to boost bilateral trade and investment and unlock the potential for the relationship from the private sectors of both countries, India and UK launched an Enhanced Trade Partnership (ETP) to pave the way for negotiating a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement.

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Lucky Ali death hoax: Nafisa says he is fine

Lucky Ali death hoax: Nafisa says he is fine

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 22:31

ETimes got in touch with Lucky Ali's actress-friend Nafisa Ali who confirmed that there was no truth to the claims and that the singer was doing absolutely fine.

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Gujarat to see bumper crops of groundnut and sesame this summer

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 22:30

The productivity of groundnut is expected to be higher due to availability of groundwater in north Gujarat and parts of Saurashtra region as result of prolonged monsoon this year, says Samir Shah, president of Gujarat State Edible Oils and Oil Seeds Association.

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Steel makers raise prices by up to Rs 4,500 per tonne

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 22:15

Despite anaemic domestic demand primarily due to lockdown and restrictions on mobility, the price hike is mainly to align with the international prices, which have gone up continually in recent times thanks to China limiting its exports.

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IPL's foreign contingent to start returning home from Wednesday

IPL’s foreign contingent to start returning home from Wednesday

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 22:05

The Indian Premier League's foreign contingents will start leaving for home from Wednesday, a senior Indian cricket board official has told Reuters, following the tournament's abrupt suspension due to the COVID-19 crisis in the country. Several top international cricketers are scrambling to return ...

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Exclusive! 'Drishyam 2' runs into trouble

Exclusive! ‘Drishyam 2’ runs into trouble

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 22:00

ETimes was the first to report that 'Drishyam 2' (February 24, 2021) is going to be made. Its official announcement which also said that Kumar Mangat will helm it with Panorama Studios came only this morning. We now have it that 'Drishyam 2' has ...

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