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09:40 AM

Delhi records min temperature of 17.4 deg C

The national capital on Friday recorded a minimum temperature of 17.4 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average, according to the India Meteorological Department. The weather office has predicted mainly clear sky for the day and a maximum temperature of 34 degrees Celsius.

09:20 AM

China retaliates for Taiwan president’s U.S. visit by sanctioning Reagan library, Hudson Institute think tank

09:06 AM

UP reports 1st Covid death in 2023, 192 new cases

Uttar Pradesh reported its first death due to Covid-19 this year, health officials said. The state also reported 192 fresh Covid cases during the day while 68 patients recovered in the state, including one in state capital Lucknow. At present, there are 842 active Covid cases in the state.

09:04 AM

China targets two U.S. bodies after transit by Taiwan’s Tsai

China’s foreign ministry announced steps on Friday against the Hudson Institute and Reagan Library and their heads, with immediate effect. In a statement, it said the two institutions provided platforms and facilities for “Taiwan independence” separatist activities by President Tsai Ing-wen.

08:40 AM

Uttarakhand CM Dhami inaugurates Health ATMs in Dehradun

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Thursday inaugurated a Health ATM installed by JK Tire Limited Company, in association with Yes Bank under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the Secretariat on Thursday.

08:19 AM

China urges Australia to treat all firms, including TikTok fairly

China said Australia’s “discriminatory” ban on TikTok from all federal government-owned devices harmed the interests of Australian businesses and the public, urging Canberra to treat all firms fairly, a commerce ministry statement said on Friday.

08:03 AM

Mansukh Mandaviya to hold a review meeting with health ministers of States & UTs

The Centre has regularly issued guidelines to the States & UTs on Covid19. PM Modi has held a review with all States on this. Today, Health Minister Dr Mandaviya will hold a review meeting with health ministers of States & UTs: MoS Health Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar

07:52 AM

Israel launches air strikes on Gaza Strip, reports AFP News Agency citing Army

07:51 AM

Quebec ice storm leaves two dead, million without power

An ice storm that battered eastern Canada left two dead and some million people without electricity on Thursday, as fallen trees blocked roads and downed power lines. The storm pummeled Quebec and Ontario, Canada’s two most populous provinces.

07:22 AM

Samsung to cut chip output to ride out downturn

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it would make a “meaningful” cut to chip production after flagging a worse-than-expected 96% plunge in quarterly operating profit, as a sharp downturn in the global semiconductor market deepens. The rare announcement of an output cut by the world’s biggest memory chipmaker, which had resisted the broader industry trend of a steep investment reduction, underscored the depth of the current market downturn but also lifted hopes of a faster market recovery.

06:59 AM

UK fined TikTok nearly USD 16 million for misusing children’s personal data

The United Kingdom regulator has fined the Chinese-owned video-sharing platform TikTok almost USD 16 million for a number of ‘data protection law’ breaching, including misusing children’s personal data, according to CNN. UK’s information commissioner’s office fined TikTok USD 15.9 million and estimated that the video-sharing platform allowed over 1 million children under 13 to use its platform in violation of its own rules in 2020.

06:43 AM

‘Twitter Verified’ has mass unfollowed legacy all verified accounts within a few hours

06:24 AM

Police: 4 dead in plane crash off Florida’s Gulf Coast

The bodies of two men and two women have been recovered following a small plane crash just off Florida’s Gulf Coast, police said Thursday. The plane had just taken off from Venice Airport when it crashed into the Gulf of Mexico west of the city’s fishing pier just after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Venice police said in a news conference.

06:23 AM

UN: 3,300 Afghan staff stay home over Taliban ban on women

The United Nations said the 3,330 Afghan men and women it employs stayed home for a second day Thursday to protest the Taliban’s ban on UN female staff working in the country as it continued to press for the decision to be reversed. The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on the Taliban’s action and pushed its calls for the ban to be overturned.

06:22 AM

China, France sign deals in civilian nuclear energy

China and France, on Thursday, signed a series of agreements including civilian nuclear energy, according to Global Times. During a state visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to China, both countries decided to deepen the cooperation in traditional areas such as aviation, aerospace and civilian nuclear energy, and cultivate new growth drivers in cooperation such as green development and scientific and technological innovation, including building a China-France carbon neutrality centre and strengthening joint training of talent.

06:21 AM

India-US working closely to address fentanyl challenge: US health official

India and the US share a robust working relationship on addressing the major challenge posed by fentanyl drugs, a top health official in the Biden administration has said. Fentanyl is a highly potent synthetic opioid primarily used as an analgesic. Since 2018, fentanyl and its analogues have been responsible for most drug overdose deaths in the US, causing over 71,238 deaths in 2021.

06:20 AM

Israel hits two tunnels, weapons factories in response to Hamas’ security violations

Israel struck two targets in the Gaza Strip on Thursday night after a day of series of rockets fired from the Palestinian territory and Lebanon, according to The Times of Israel. According to Israel Defence Force, it has struck two tunnels, first, one is located in the northern Gaza city of Beit Hanoun and the second one is near the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis.



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