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MS Dhoni dropped from BCCI's central contracts list
The BCCI announced the central contract for the period of October 2019 to September 2020. Dhoni was in the A category, which fetches a player Rs 5 crore, until last year. Skipper Virat Kohli, his deputy Rohit Sharma and top pacer Jasprit Bumrah were retained in the highest A+ bracket of Rs 7 crore.
Ruias, Mittal lock horns over control of Hazira port
Sources said Essar wants to handle third-party cargo — commercial cargo from other indus...
Local pollutants major contributor to Delhi's foul air: Study
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), air pollution is estimated to...
SC notice to Centre on plea against Delhi HC order on population control
The appeal filed by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has challenged the September 3 high court order, which said it was for Parliament and the state legislatures to enact laws and not for the court.
Internet nonprofit leaders fight deal to sell control of .org domain
In November, the Internet Society unexpectedly announced that it was selling control to a year-old company called Ethos Capital. The firm counts a recent former head of ICANN, the internet's governing authority, as one of its advisers.
Estranged family of Gati promoter want board reconstituted
Brothers Dhruv and Manish with their mother Neera Agarwal approached the Hyderabad bench of the NCLT seeking tribunal’s intervention in the affairs of the company. They filed two separate petitions for Gati and TCI Finance, where Mahendra Agarwal is the promoter.
AirAsia flight returns to Kolkata airport after bomb scare
A few minutes after the flight took off from the airport, a woman passenger on board allegedly gave a note to one of the cabin crew, asking it to be delivered to the pilot. The note said there were bombs strapped to her body and she would detonate it any moment, an airport official said.
Aster DM Healthcare surges 6% ahead of board meet on share buyback
GCC contributes 81 per cent of the firm’s revenues while India accounts for the rest.
West Bengal Pollution Control Board to install sensors to detect stubble burning
The board will buy software for the sensors from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). WBPCB is working with IIT Delhi on this project and WBPCB will sign an MoU with the institute soon.
Nathan Lyon takes five New Zealand wickets to put Australia in control
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon captured five for 68 to lead the Australian bowling attack, with Kiwi Test debutant Glenn Phillips top-scoring with a charmed knock of 52. "We're in a very good position here," said Lyon, who has now taken a career 385 Test wickets. "A lot of work to do in the morning and we have to see what lead we the batsmen want to get to.
Rs 382 cr collected as fine for violation of pollution norms since 2017: RTI
Rs 31.86 crore were received in 2017-18 and Rs 227.94 crore in 2018-19 as penalties, the CPCB had said in a response to the query made under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Rs 122.27 crore have been received in compensation in 2019-20 till October 31, the CPCB stated in response to the query made by Noida-based RTI activist Ranjan Tomar.
Murugappa Group heir fights to unseat gender bias in board
Valli Arunachalam, the eldest daughter of late MV Murugappan, is fighting to take her place at the table.
SC allows construction in daytime in Delhi-NCR
The order came after the Central Pollution Control Board recommended that the ban be eased as the air quality levels had shown some improvement. The air quality level is no longer “severe” and is now instead in the “poor” category, the CPCB affidavit said.
Iran shot down Ukrainian passenger plane, Western leaders declare
The crash came just a few hours after Iran launched a ballistic attack against Iraqi military bases housing US troops in its violent confrontation with Washington over the U.S. drone strike that killed an Iranian Revolutionary Guard general. The airliner could have been mistaken for a threat, said four U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence.
Delhi pollution: Air quality improves to moderate category, AQI drops to 158
The national capital's air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 158 at 9.45 am, according to the Central Pollution Control Board. It was 175 at 7.45 am. An AQI between 0-50 is considered 'good', 51-100 'satisfactory', 101-200 'moderate', 201-300 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.
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