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Day: February 2, 2021

India

“Don’t Want BJP To Turn Into Trinamool B-Team So…”: Kailash Vijayvargiya

In many cases, the district leadership is not happy with the mass inductions, he said (File)New Delhi: The BJP has decided to stop mass joining from the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal amid growing resentment within the party over rampant inductions without scrutiny, senior leaders said on Tuesday."Selective" inductions would be made henceforth, that too after consultations with the local leadership, they said."We don't want the BJP to turn into the B-team of the Trinamool by inducting leaders who don't have a clean image. We don't want people, facing allegations or are involved in immoral or illegal activities, to join our party," BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said."So henceforth, mass joining would not take place. From now on, the joinings would be very selecti...
World

2 FBI Agents Dead, 3 Wounded In Florida Shooting

Two FBI agents were shot dead and three were wounded in a shootout.Miami, United States: Two FBI agents were shot dead and three were wounded on Tuesday while serving a search warrant on a suspect in a child pornography case in the southern US state of Florida, the FBI said.The suspect is also dead, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.The FBI and media reports said the shooting took place around 6:00 am in Sunrise, Florida, when agents arrived to execute a search warrant at the suspect's home."Two FBI Agents are deceased and three are wounded," the FBI said.Two of the wounded agents were taken to hospital and are in stable condition, it said.A law enforcement source told the Miami Herald that the suspect had shot and killed himself after barricading himself in his ho...
India

Air Quality “Very Poor” In Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad, Gurgaon

On Monday, AQI was 271 in Gurgaon (Representational)New Delhi: The air quality in Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon was recorded in the "very poor" category, which may cause respiratory illness on prolonged exposure, according to data issued by a government agency on Tuesday.Pollutant PM 2.5 and PM 10 remained prominent in the air of the five immediate neighbours of Delhi, the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) stated.As per the index, an AQI between zero and 50 is considered "good", 51 and 100 "satisfactory", 101 and 200 "moderate", 201 and 300 "poor", 301 and 400 "very poor", and 401 and 500 "severe".The average 24-hour AQI at 4 pm on Tuesday was 394 in Ghaziabad, 372 in Noida, 379 in Greater Noida, 354 in Faridabad an...
World

Amazon Unveils “Nature-Infused” Design For New Headquarters

Amazon has unveiled what it called a "nature-infused" design.Washington, United States: Amazon on Tuesday unveiled what it called a "nature-infused" design for the second phase of its second headquarters, being developed just outside Washington.The centerpiece of the new Arlington, Virginia, development to be called "PenPlace" will be a double-helix building surrounded by landscaped gardens with plants native to the region.The design unveiled is the latest part of Amazon's $2.5 billion "HQ2" which will become a second headquarters for the technology and e-commerce giant based in Seattle, Washington."The Helix at our Arlington headquarters will offer a variety of alternative work environments for Amazon employees amidst lush gardens and flourishing trees native to the region," the compan...
Sports

Bengaluru FC Beat East Bengal To Keep Playoff Hopes Alive | Football News

Bengaluru FC snapped a winless streak of eight matches with a clinical display to beat SC East Bengal 2-0 in the Indian Super League on Tuesday. Both strikes for Bengaluru came in the first half through Cleiton Silva (12') and a Debjit Majumder own goal (45'), sealing their fourth win of the season to jump to the 6th spot on the points table. Bengaluru went into the break with a comfortable two-goal cushion and looked livelier than their opponents. The possession stats were in favour of SCEB in the opening half but they lacked efficiency in the final third, failing to register a single shot on target.SCEB created the first big chance of the game in ...
India

Aero India Takes Off Tomorrow With Buzz Around ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’

Aero India 2021: 601 exhibitors - 523 Indian and 78 foreign - and 14 countries will participateBengaluru: The country's premier aerospace and defence exhibition, Aero India 2021 takes off in Bengaluru on Wednesday amidst the COVID-19 pandemic with buzz around "AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan" and "Make in India" push.With a combination of both physical and virtual exhibition, the 13th edition of the biennial international event at Air Force Station Yelahanka will be the world's first hybrid aerospace show, officials said.A negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test report (dated January 31, 9 am or later) is a must to attend the three-day event, where each day only 3,000 visitors will be allowed at the flight display venue in view of the pandemic.As many as 601 exhibitors - 523 Indian and 78 foreign - ...
India

Probe Agency Files Chargesheet In Multi-Crore Ponzi Scam That Duped Lakhs

Assets worth Rs 299.99 crore were attached by the Enforcement Directorate in the case earlier.New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed its first chargesheet in a money laundering case linked to an alleged multi-crore Ponzi scheme perpetrated in Telangana and few other states in 2018.The central probe agency said on Tuesday that the prosecution complaint was filed under various sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against 28 people, including prime accused Nowhera Shaikh.Nowhera Shaikh, the managing director of Heera group of companies, was arrested by the agency in 2019 along with few others. She was also arrested by the Telangana and Maharashtra Police in this case that year.The ED booked a PMLA case against Shaikh, her associates and others after stud...
Sports

Graeme Smith “Extremely Disappointed” As Australia Pull Out Of South Africa Tour | Cricket News

South Africa's director of cricket Graeme Smith vented his frustration on Tuesday at Australia's decision to withdraw from next month's Test tour of the country due to the rampant spread of the coronavirus. Former Test captain Smith said Cricket South Africa had "bent over backwards" to meet Australia's demands, only for their opponents to scrap the tour citing an "unacceptable risk". He said he had received a call from Australia earlier on Tuesday expressing fears over Covid-19. "We are extremely disappointed by the decision of CA (Cricket Australia)... To be informed about the CA decision at the eleventh hour is frustrating," said Smith."The amoun...
India

Madhya Pradesh Minister To Fast For “Good Sense” Among Protesting Farmers

Laws will make farmers self-reliant, Kamal Patel saidBhopal: Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel on Tuesday said he will sit on a one-day fast on the banks of the Narmada river on February 4 so that "good sense prevails" among the farmers protesting against the Centre's new laws.He told reporters his fast will take place in Harda district, some 180 kilometres from the state capital."I hope my fast will bring about good sense among protesting farmers and they will withdraw their stir against the Centre's new laws. These laws will take farmers on the path of development and make them self-reliant," he said.He accused some political parties and their leaders of misleading the farmers in order to get the stir to intensify.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited ...
World

Amazon To Pay $61.7 Million To Settle Charges It Withheld Driver Tips

Amazon has agreed to pay $61.7 million to settle case related to delivery drivers' tips.Washington, United States: Amazon has agreed to pay $61.7 million to settle charges it withheld tips from its independent delivery drivers over two and a half years, US officials said Tuesday.The US Federal Trade Commission said the agreement settles a complaint that Amazon failed to give the full tip amounts to drivers in its Amazon Flex program."Rather than passing along 100 percent of customers' tips to drivers, as it had promised to do, Amazon used the money itself," said Daniel Kaufman, acting director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection."Our action today returns to drivers the tens of millions of dollars in tips that Amazon misappropriated, and requires Amazon to get drivers' permission ...