PM Modi assured Pondy government of all help in context of cyclone ‘Nivar’: CM V Narayanasamy

Puducherry:PuducherryChief MinisterV Narayanasamyon Tuesday said Prime MinisterNarendra Modihas assured of necessary assistance and support to the union territory from the Centre to deal withcyclone’Nivar’ that is likely to make a landfall on November 25. In a voice message, he said he had apprised the Prime Minister of all precautionary steps taken by the territorial government…

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Alone in the dark: South Korea’s small businesses reel from new virus clampdown

SEOUL: A new round of social distancing rules took effect on Tuesday in the South Korean capital of Seoul, dealing a blow tosmall business ownersdespite brighter hopes for economic recovery after earlier success in battling the coronavirus.The measures range from closures of nightclubs and karaoke bars and curbs on eating in cafes and restaurants to…

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US charities raise millions in wake of Beirut port blast

When Manal Saab heard that amassive explosionhad struckBeirut, she grabbed her phone, frantically trying to reach loved ones there.The news she received was good: Her mother-in-law and sister-in-law, both of whom live not far from the Lebanese capital’s port that was devastated by the Aug. 4 blast, were vacationing at the time.“Otherwise, they wouldn’t have…

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Facebook Offers First-Ever Estimate of Hate Speech Prevalence on Its Platform

Facebook for the first time on Thursday disclosed numbers on the prevalence of hate speech on its platform, saying that out of every 10,000 content views in the third quarter, 10 to 11 included hate speech.The world’s largest social media company, under scrutiny over its policing of abuses, particularly around November’s US presidential election, released the…

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Mohammed Shami: ‘Once you start pitching the ball at the lengths you desire, you can succeed in different formats’

Nov 22, 2020Mohammed Shami had a breakout IPL season with Kings XI Punjab, darting those yorkers, winning Super Overs, bowling with the new ball and leading a young pace attack, but he has quickly moved on from there and has his eyes set on repeating India’s magic of 2018-19 in Australia.Shami and Jasprit Bumrah were…

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Interfaith couples uneasy as ‘love jihad’ storm rages, gathers force

NEW DELHI:Crisscrossing lines of religion as they navigated love, societal approval and marriage,interfaith coupleshave never had it easy but the many hurdles on their road to ‘happily ever after’ are now increasingly edged with unease – and the oxymoronic stamp of ‘love jihad’.Their challenges increase as the chorus gets louder with politicians and others speaking…

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