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View: The new anti-conversion requirements intrude into a private zone of both intimacy and faith
Uttar Pradesh’s new Ordinance, released late last month with much fanfare, is, in fact, a near replica of recent laws from Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. While there are a number of problems with these laws, we focus here on provisions that criminalise conversions done ‘by marriage’ and invalidate the accompanying marriages.

Rahul Gandhi's consistency is issue, says Sharad Pawar
When asked if the country was ready to accept Rahul Gandhi as leader, Pawar said, "There are some questions in this regard. There seems to be less consistency.

Mamata taking decisions in response to BJP's demands: Dilip Ghosh
Ghosh alleged that the bridge on the arterial Diamond Harbour Road was not being inaugurated despite completion since Banerjee wanted to make it an "election stunt", but was forced to prepone the programme following BJP workers' agitation.

Government has talked of amendments, we want repeal of farm laws, say farmer leaders
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said the government has given assurance concerning minimum support price (MSP).

PM Narendra Modi to address IIT2020 global summit
The PanIIT USA is an organisation that is more than 20 years old. Since 2003, it has organised this conference and invited speakers from different sectors, including industry, academia and government. The PanIIT USA is run by an all-volunteer team of IIT alumni, the PMO said.

Legal notice to Kangana Ranaut for her tweet over farmers' stir
The notice said that when Ranaut's premises (in Mumbai) were demolished, she used social media "to gather solidarity" from her fans, stating that the action was an attack on her fundamental rights. "Similarly, the right to peacefully protest is part of the farmers' rights under the Constitution of India and she cannot claim a right to demean and insult the farmers," the notice said.

Global Teacher Prize goes to India`s Ranjitsinh Disale, wins USD 1 million
This year`s Global Teacher Prize has been awarded to Ranjitsinh Disale for helping girls, mostly from poor tribal communities in India.
Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane to visit Saudi Arabia and UAE next week
The visit will be Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane's third foreign visit amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
India opens four trade routes with Bhutan; Agartala to connect nation with Bangladesh
Since February 2020 a number of virtual meetings have taken place at the trade ministries level leading to the opening of new trade routes.
BJP, AIADMK welcome Rajinikanth`s announcement; DMK says none can take their vote bank
AIADMK Joint Coordinator and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said he would comment about Rajinikanth’s announcement only after fully knowing what he had said. 
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation election: Counting of votes on Friday
The counting of votes in the GHMC election would be taken up on December 4.
Pakistani lawyer `misrepresented` India`s stance on Kulbhushan Jadhav: MEA
India on Thursday said that Pakistani lawyer Barrister Shahnawaz Noon "appears to have acted under pressure from the Pakistani establishment".
Cyclone Burevi: Red alert issued for Kerala; storm to cross Tamil Nadu on Friday morning
Kerala remains on high alert with heavy rains expected after Cyclone Burevi makes landfall.
India`s Space dept joins hands with Indian startup to help build small rockets
This agreement comes months after DoS established IN-SPACe, an authorization and regulatory body for enabling private players to undertake space activities in India. 
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Aditya Narayan suffers wardrobe malfunction during wedding ceremony, reveals he borrowed friend's pyjamas for 'pheras'
He also revealed his honeymoon plans and said that since he has to be in Mumbai every week the couple has decided to take three mini-vacations.

West Bengal Government caps RT-PCR test at Rs 950, know which other states have reduced rates
The RT-PCR tests are more-reliable but expensive tests for detecting COVID-19. The earlier rate was Rs 1,250 in private hospitals and labs across WB.

Miley Cyrus opens up on 'conflicted' relationship with Liam Hemsworth
According to Fox News, the 28-year old star revealed that their relationship came to an end because of too much conflict between them.

KBC 12: Can you answer this Rs 1-crore question that contestant Tej Bahadur Singh could not?
Tej, through his commendable gameplay, dedication towards studies and determination to crack civil services impressed KBC 12 host Amitabh Bachchan.

A look at Rajinikanth's proximity to world of politics before he announces political party
As Thailaiva announced on Thursday, 'I am coming and we will change everything in Tamil Nadu'. Change is inevitable now!

India's space dept enters agreement with Indian startup to help build small rockets
This comes months after DoS established IN-SPACe, an authorization and regulatory body for enabling private players to undertake space activities.

Facebook to remove fake claims about COVID-19 vaccines
Facebook said it is applying its policy to remove misinformation about the virus that could lead to imminent physical harm.

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Thu Dec 3 2020  British Pound Sterling 99.4036
Thu Dec 3 2020  Canadian Dollar 57.4053
Thu Dec 3 2020  European Euro 89.6861
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BSE delivers gold under India Good Delivery Standard
BSE has completed delivery of gold under BSE-BIS India Good Delivery Standard on its commodity derivatives platform. The exchange executed the deliver

Gold set for worst month in four years
Optimism over vaccine-led rebound dimmed the metal’s haven appeal

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Eminent Indian-American physician Ajay Lodha passes away due to COVID-19 complications
Lodha, former president of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), battled COVID for the last eight months at Cleveland Clinic and breathed his last on November 21. He was 58.

Four Indian-Americans among 32 students chosen as Rhodes Scholars from US
American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust Elliot Gerson announced the names of the 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars representing the US on Sunday. The four Indian-American students include Swathi R Srinivasan, Vijayasundaram Ramasamy, Garima P Desai and Savarni Sanka.

Jill Biden's policy director, Mala Adiga, has roots in Udupi
She belongs to the family of K Suryanarayana Adiga, founder of the erstwhile undivided Dakshina Kannada districts private sector Karnataka Bank Limited, and Aravind Adiga, who won theMan Booker prize in 2008.

Joe Biden appoints Indian-American Mala Adiga as policy director of incoming First Lady
Adiga was a senior adviser to Jill and senior policy adviser for Biden's 2020 campaign. She previously worked for the Biden Foundation as director for higher education and military families.

Indian-American uses Bollywood music to spread message of Biden and Harris during US polls
Slogans like- "America Ka Neta Kaisa Ho Joe Biden Jaisa Ho", "Trump Hatao America Bachao", "Biden-Harris ko Jitao, America ko aage badao" and "Jaago America Jaago- Biden Harris ko Vote do"- were also released in 14 Indian languages.

Indian-American doctor identifies possible COVID-19 treatment
The researchers detailed how the inflammatory cell death signaling pathway worked, which led to potential therapies to disrupt the process.

Indian-origin peer Lord Meghnad Desai resigns from Labour Party over incidents of racism
The 80-year-old peer said he has only ever been a Labour Party supporter but was forced to take the decision to cancel his membership on Thursday after 49 years after former party leader Jeremy Corbyn was readmitted after just 19 days of suspension despite findings of "unlawful acts" by the country's human rights watchdog.

Indian-origin author Avni Doshi's 2020 Booker Prize race edges to a close
Doshi, born in the US and now living in Dubai, is in the running for the 50,000-pound prize alongside Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangarembga for the third novel in her trilogy 'This Mournable Body' on a shortlist otherwise dominated by US authors - Diane Cook for 'The New Wilderness', Maaza Mengiste for 'The Shadow King' and Brandon Taylor for 'Real Life'.

Two more die of COVID in South Coastal Andhra Pradesh
Prakasam records less than 50 cases in 24 hours

‘Beekeeping ensures decent income for farmers’
Several farmers undergo training in apiculture

AU workshop on ‘scouring and erosion’
International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) in association with Department of Ci

COVID centre fire: Ramesh Hospitals says its role limited to treatment
‘Hotel Swarna Palace was supposed to provide facilities needed by patients’

‘YSRCP observing COVID protocol more in breach’
Speaker’s indifference posing serious risk: Naidu

BIRRD rolls out first ‘bionic hand’
It costs less than 10% of such products available abroad

INS Vikrant may be inducted by 2022-23, says ENC Chief
‘Indigenously built aircraft carrier will make India formidable force in Indo-Pacific region’

Govt. committed to punishing those convicted of rape: Sucharitha
Assembly passes Disha Bill that helps in faster completion of trial and awarding of punishment

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US Senate Passes Bill Eliminating Per-Country Cap For Jobs-Based Visas
The US Senate has unanimously passed a bill that eliminates the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrant visas and raises it for family-based visas, a legislation that will...
Mamata Banerjee Threatens Nationwide Agitation If Farm Laws Not Withdrawn
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday threatened to launch a country-wide agitation if the "anti-farmer" new farm laws were not withdrawn.
Indian Javelin Throwers To Begin Training Camp For Tokyo Games In Odisha
The team of elite javelin throwers including Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh and Annu Rani arrived in Bhubaneswar on Thursday.
Uttar Pradesh Police Makes First Arrest Under New Anti-Conversion Law
The Uttar Pradesh Police has made its first arrest under the new anti-conversion law, days after a man complained that someone is harassing his daughter in a bid to change her religion, officials said...
Rahul Gandhi Seems To Lack Consistency To Lead Country, Says Sharad Pawar
Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi appears to lack the "consistency" needed to be accepted by the country as its leader, the party's ally has in Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief...
Delhi Riots: Court Says Jamia Student Be Moved To Guest House For Exams
The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the jail authorities to forthwith take Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) student Asif Iqbal Tanha, arrested in a case related to the northeast Delhi riots earlier...
Bigg Boss 14: Jasmin And Nikki Wrestle With Abhinav For Ticket To Finale
Bigg Boss 14 Written Update: Abhinav even yelled at Rubina for interfering in his arguments
Malegaon Blast Case: BJP MP Pragya Thakur Fails To Appear In Court
A special NIA court in Mumbai on Thursday said the trial in 2008 Malegaon blast case will resume from Friday and directed all the seven accused to remain present in the court on December 19.
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'Maybe 10, 15 years later, Rahul may mature'
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'

Trump didn't conspire with Russia: US attorney general
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'

Update: Bumrah has 'recovered' after hurting shoulder
His condition will be 'assessed' on Monday, the Mumbai Indians team management said.

How Rishabh Pant brightened his WC selection prospects
I am glad to bat anywhere the team wants me to: Pant

How to enhance your medical insurance coverage
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.

This athlete's fitness journey will baffle you
Raipur's Nami Rai didn't let marriage or lack of sporting facilities affect her love for fitness.

Why Akshay Kumar feels LUCKY
'I am 51 now. I think I can do action till 56.' 'After that, God knows.'

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