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Daily News. Breaking News. Current Affairs. News. Business Standard. Private power producer Tata Power and state-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) on Thursday announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for setting up the electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at HPCL retail outlets and other locations across India.

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The two companies will also explore other opportunities for collaboration in renewable energy. Not just open defecation, Swachh Bharat should also end India's caste mess. “We don’t get any other job no matter where we go.

Not just open defecation, Swachh Bharat should also end India's caste mess

I have tried. I know this is discrimination, but what can I do?” In June 2014, when I met 18-year-old Bablu, he was working through a contractor for the government, cleaning garbage and excrement from drains in Bharatpur city in Rajasthan state. Bablu is a Dalit. Adultery is not a crime, Section 497 of IPC unconstitutional: SC. Oppn's demand on Rafale 'made no sense', don't doubt PM's intention: Pawar.

Over 210.8 million PAN cards linked with Aadhaar till now, reveals data. Blood not needed if you're gay: The stigma attached to Mumbai blood banks. SC declares Aadhaar constitutionally valid, strikes down some provisions. The Supreme Court Wednesday declared the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but struck down some of its provisions including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions.

SC declares Aadhaar constitutionally valid, strikes down some provisions

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra held that while Aadhaar would remain mandatory for filing of IT returns and allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN), it would not be mandatory to link Aadhaar to bank accounts and telecom service providers cannot seek its linking of Aadhaar for mobile connections. It would also not be mandatory for school admissions, as also for the examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Examination, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for medical entrance and the University Grants Commission. The bench also struck down the national security exception under the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act.

Aadhaar not mandatory for bank account, mobile connection: Key takeaways. Petrol, diesel prices unchanged: Check today's rates in Delhi, Mumbai. Petrol and diesel prices were kept unchanged on Wednesday after reaching record levels in the last few days continuously.

Petrol, diesel prices unchanged: Check today's rates in Delhi, Mumbai

As the fuel prices are same as on Tuesday, a litre of petrol continues to cost Rs 90.22 in Mumbai and Rs 82.86 in Delhi. Similarly, diesel continues to be retailed at Rs 74.12 per litre in Delhi and Rs 78.69 per litre in Mumbai. Keeping the people's suffering in mind, the West Bengal government on September 11 reduced the excise on petrol and diesel by Re 1 per litre each last week. Asia Cup: Pakistan, Bangladesh to lock horns in virtual semifinal tomorrow. A swipe is not enough: Tinder trials extra control for Indian women. The Indian edition of dating app Tinder is trialing a new feature which gives women an additional level of scrutiny and security before they allow men to start messaging conversations, with a view to rolling the function out globally.

A swipe is not enough: Tinder trials extra control for Indian women

The "My Move" feature allows women to choose in their settings that only they can start a conversation with a male match after both have approved each other with Tinder's swiping function. Normally, the app gives both parties to a successful match - where both have swiped yes on the other's photograph - the right to text each other immediately. Tinder has been testing the function in India for several months and plans to spread it worldwide if the full rollout proves successful. Rival dating-app Bumble already only allows the female party to a heterosexual match to start conversations. Abrogation of Section 377: Law can only change law, not behaviour of people. Fuel prices raised again: Petrol at Rs 90.22 in Mumbai, Rs 82.86 in Delhi. Petrol and diesel prices continued their upward march on Tuesday to touch a new high in many cities across the country.

Fuel prices raised again: Petrol at Rs 90.22 in Mumbai, Rs 82.86 in Delhi

A day after touching the Rs 90 mark in Mumbai, petrol was up by 14 paise in Delhi and Mumbai to be priced at Rs 82.86 and Rs 90.22 per litre, respectively. The price of diesel also saw a similar hike and it is now being sold at Rs 74.12 per litre in Delhi. In Mumbai, the fuel is priced at Rs 78.69 per litre. The Opposition on Monday continued its protest against rising fuel prices. As petrol prices hit the Rs 90-a-litre mark in Mumbai, the Maharashtra Congress held a protest in the city asking Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis to bring down taxes in the state. "States like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal and Rajasthan have already reduced taxes on fuel.

Realme 2 Pro with 8GB RAM, waterdrop notch-based screen to launch on Sep 27. Motorola One Power with 5,000 mAh battery, Android One launched at Rs 15999. Motorola, a Lenovo-owned smartphone brand, launched the Motorola One Power with mammoth 5,000 mAh battery at Rs 15,999 on September 24.

Motorola One Power with 5,000 mAh battery, Android One launched at Rs 15999

The Flipkart-exclusive smartphone will go on sale on October 5 at 12 noon. The Android One smartphone is the first Motorola offering to feature a notch-based screen. The phone also boasts a metallic build with a dual camera module at the back. Asia Cup 2018: India aims to test middle-order against resolute Afghanistan. From TV to smartphone, Xiaomi to announce five 'smart' products on Sep 27. Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi is gearing up to announce five new products in India on September 27.

From TV to smartphone, Xiaomi to announce five 'smart' products on Sep 27

These products include a new smartphone, air purifier, television, security camera and a fitness band. Teaser page of these products, except for the smartphone, is already live on Amazon India, confirming that at least four of these products would be available exclusively on the e-commerce platform. Xiaomi has been teasing the upcoming products on social media channels, sharing hints on what to expect from the upcoming devices. The company’s Twitter channel now has a new cover image with a title ‘Smarter Living’ embossed on a red background featuring at least four products i.e. a fitness band, voice-enabled television, smartphone and a security camera. Kerala rains: Kerala on 'yellow alert, IMD predicts heavy rains on September 25' Kerala, the State where the devastating rains, floods and landslides have taken a toll of hundreds of people, resulting in loss to the tune of over Rs 300 billion, is expected to receive heavy rainfalls on September 25, said the State government.

Kerala rains: Kerala on 'yellow alert, IMD predicts heavy rains on September 25'

"Met department has predicted heavy rain (64.4mm to 124.4mm) in the districts of Pathanamthitta, Idukki & Wayanad districts for September 25. Moreover, yellow alert has been issued for Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur and Wayanad districts for 26th," said Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Twitter. These districts were among the worst affected during the recent deluge. The State Disaster Management Authority has instructed district authorities to be on alert and directed them to take necessary precautions, he added. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, these districts are most likely to see heavy rains. The State has been in an effort to raise funds and rebuild the infrastructure. Samsung smartphones with flexible, folding screens could soon be a reality.

We rarely see a truly remarkable new technology more than once a decade.

Samsung smartphones with flexible, folding screens could soon be a reality

After years of undelivered promises, such a technology looks finally set to enter the market: the flexible computer screen. Imagine, a tablet display you can fold up and put in your pocket, a smartwatch whose strap is the screen, or a handbag that is also a monitor and keyboard. Newly-launched Apple iPhones, Watch Series 4 now on sale globally. Apple has announced that its newly-launched iPhone XR, XS, XS Max and 'Watch Series 4' are going on sale globally from Friday. The new iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4 will be available in India starting September 28.

In India, one would have to shell out Rs 12,075 a month, as zero-cost EMI, for a period of one year to own the 512GB variant of iPhone XS Max -- the most expensive iPhone released this month -- that would cost Rs 1,44,900. The iPhone XS with 512GB storage model would be priced Rs 134,900 and the cheapest of the lot, iPhone XR (64GB)would hit the shelves at a starting price of Rs 76,900 in India.

Business Standard. Google Pay sharing payments data with group firms, third parties: Paytm. Vijay Shekhar Sharma-owned fintech major Paytm has alleged that payments platform Google Pay is violating guidelines by sharing data with its group companies and third parties, and also using it for advertising purposes. Google Pay’s privacy policy states it collects, stores, uses, and discloses users’ personal data for advertising and promotional purposes, Paytm claims in its letter to National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

“We would like to highlight a very important fact that Google Pay, which is an un-regulated payments platform, has the scope of using their customers’ data for their monetary gains with complete disregard of the user’s need for privacy. First trial passenger aircraft lands at new Kannur International Airport. SC reserves verdict on arrest of 5 activists in Koregaon-Bhima case. The Supreme Court Thursday reserved its verdict on a plea by historian Romila Thapar and others seeking the immediate release of five rights activists in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case and an SIT probe into their arrest. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, reserved the judgment after counsel for both parties including senior advocates Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Harish Salve and Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta concluded their submissions.

The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khaniwlkar and D Y Chandrachud, asked the Maharashtra police to file their case diary pertaining to the ongoing investigation in the case by September 24. It also asked the parties to file their written submissions by then. The five activists --Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha-- are under arrest at their respective homes since August 29. Mumbai-Jaipur Jet Airways flight passengers complain of nose, ear bleeding.

OnePlus 6T teaser goes live on Amazon, TV ad with Amitabh Bachchan out too. Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus is gearing up to launch the OnePlus 6T soon. The phone teaser is now live on e-commerce platform Amazon, and a television commercial featuring Bollywood celebrity Amitabh Bachchan is out too. This is exactly how OnePlus started promoting the yesteryear flagship OnePlus 5T before the launch. With the teaser page out and television commercial featuring on different channels, it is safe to assume that the launch is now only days away.

While the teaser on Amazon India does not reveal anything, the television commercial provides some details on the design aspect of the upcoming OnePlus flagship. In the commercial, Amitabh Bachchan is seen holding the phone and his index finger resting below the rear camera module. Business Standard. 59% of all terrorist attacks in 2017 in 5 Asian countries: US report. Bajaj Dominar 400 to arrive in a new avatar with major updates: All details. The Indian two-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto is looking forward to refreshing their extensive line-ups. While Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto confirmed the launch of an all-new Pulsar line-up by 2020, their flagship bike, the Bajaj Dominar 400 is also expected to come in a new avatar with upgraded USD forks, larger radiators, enhanced top-end performances and much more. According to reports and spy images sourced from Autocar India's forum, the Dominar 400 will get a substantial overhaul in terms of overall specs apart from the cosmetic upgrades in order to make it a more compelling offering in its class.

While it is still unclear if the upgrades will be sourced from the KTM's Duke range, the incorporation of USD forks is the most prominent upgrade. The inverted forks will certainly enhance the bike's handling and suspension mannerisms. Bajaj is also expected to work on improving the low-speed riding comfort as the rear feels firm while manoeuvring through city traffic. Cabinet approves ordinance to make instant triple talaq a criminal act. The Union cabinet has cleared an ordinance to make the practice of instant triple talaq a penal offence, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Wednesday, citing compelling necessity for the move as the practice annulled by the Supreme Court continues unabated. Business Standard. Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary: President Kovind unveils logo, web portal. President Ram Nath Kovind has launched the logo and the web portal for the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in the national capital.

The logo branding will be done in trains, Air India aircraft, state roadways buses, government websites, government advertisements besides public sector undertakings. Xiaomi Mi A2 review: A capable midrange smartphone with a sleek camera. How the latest technology and some healthy activism can curb fake news. Congress played a major role in Independence, gave many leaders: Bhagwat.

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to be Space X's first moon traveller. A Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first man to fly on a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023, and he plans to bring six to eight artists along. System failure, bad weather: Narrow escape for Air India in New York.

Even after multiple system failure, adverse weather conditions and lack of fuel while struggling to land at the John F Kennedy Airport in New York, an Air India pilot succeeded in saving the lives of 370 passengers on-board. Asia Cup 2018: Sri Lanka up against Afghanistan in do or die encounter. OnePlus: How midrange flagship brand is discreetly inching towards premium. In 2014, Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus debuted in the smartphone space with the launch of the OnePlus One, which was termed a flagship but had the price of a midrange device. Thanks to its top-notch specifications and brilliant build quality, the phone famously became the first midrange flagship, giving birth to a smartphone segment that had never before been explored or experimented with but had a huge potential in India’s price-conscious smartphone market.

India's 'Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota' wins top award at Toronto film festival. Business Standard. Typhoon Mangkhut: 54 dead, over 250,000 people affected in Philippines. Nykaa set to launch IPO in two years, bring about 20 brands this year: CEO. Bhima-Koregaon violence: SC extends house arrest of 5 activists till Sep 17. The Supreme Court Wednesday extended the house arrest of five rights activists who were arrested in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case till September 17.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud adjourned the hearing on the plea filed by historian Romila Thapar and four others to September 17 after it was submitted that senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who is representing the petitioners, was busy in another court. Apple expected to unveil its biggest and most expensive iPhone on Wednesday. Apple is expected to unveil its biggest and most expensive iPhone on Wednesday as part of a lineup of three new models aimed at widening the product's appeal amid slowing sales growth.

Petrol and Diesel Price Hike: After six days of consecutive hikes, rising fuel prices come to a halt. How Section 377 verdict paves way for those devoid of mental health rights. Rahul quick to hug PM, runs away from I-T officer: Smriti Irani slams Cong. Apple to livestream Sep 12 event from 10:30 PM in India: Things to know. How the SC judgement on Section 377 ties constitutional values with emotion. Petrol at Rs 80.87, diesel at Rs 72.97 in Delhi after a 14 paise hike today.

OnePlus 6T to use finger-on-display; will look slightly different than OP6. Lexus ES 300h hybrid luxury sedan arrives in India at Rs 5.91 million. Aussie film 'Hotel Mumbai' is fictional recreation of 2008 Mumbai attacks. Moto G6 Plus India launch today: Know specs, features and expected price. Petrol inches close to Rs 81 a litre in Delhi after 5th straight price hike. Limited edition Tata Nexon Kraz launched at Rs 714,000: Know the details.

India to soon deploy 1st 'smart fence' project along Pak, Bangladesh border. Business Standard. Ind vs Eng 5th Test: Kohli & co to play for pride in Cook's farewell test. Petrol, diesel prices up by around 50 paise: Check rates in Delhi, Mumbai. 'Section 377 gone with the wind', Bollywood celebrates 'a new beginning' Isro working on smaller satellite launch vehicles with up to 700 kg payload. History owes apology to LGBT persons for discrimination: Key points SC made. Apple shelving UPI shows how foreign giants trip over Indian regulations. Bharat Bandh against SC/ST Amendment Act, Sec 144 imposed in MP: Updates. SC judgement on Section 377 today; A look at the history of the archaic law. Business Standard. Delhi Metro 'second-most unaffordable' transport network in world: CSE.

Owner of Zara, Indiatex to make all its brands available online by 2020. Kolkata bridge collapse: Search operations continue for those still trapped. Poco F1 review: Xiaomi redefines flagship with this hard-to-beat smartphone. Kaun Banega Crorepati: Here's what's new in Amitabh Bachchan-hosted KBC 10. Top Xiaomi executive trolled by users for using fake pic to promote POCO F1.

OnePlus 6 gets Android 9.0 Pie beta update: How to install, risks and more. Business Standard. Business Standard. Google announces new AI technology to fight online child sexual abuse. Apple iPhone XS images leak ahead of the launch; new gold colour confirmed. SC adjourns to January next year hearing on pleas challenging Article 35A. PM Modi used demonetisation to help crony capitalist friends: Rahul Gandhi.

Business Standard. Road accidents led to 3 deaths every 10 minutes in India in 2017: Report. Xiaomi to launch three Redmi 6-series smartphones on September 5: Know more. Do not indulge in 'polemics', says India after Pak rakes up Kashmir in UN. Reliance JioPhone 2 sale today at 12 noon: Know price, how to buy and more. Asian Games 2018: Arpinder's gold ends 48-yr-long wait in men's triple jump. 23 mn homes in villages still without power, 17% don't have drinking water.

Despite imperfections, Poco F1 can beat OnePlus and Asus on their own turf. Govt should help build houses, will pressure it for relief: Rahul in Kerala. Business Standard. Facebook and Google chase a new trillion-dollar payments market in India. Kerala flood: Justice Kurian Joseph sings at event in Delhi to raise funds. Fuel prices at record high: Check petrol, diesel rates in top cities today. Realme 2 Mobile Phone India launch Today: Watch livestream, know specs, features & price.