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Dec 17, 2020 09:28 AM IST Daybreak

Unable to Bear 'Pain of Farmers', Sikh Preacher Shoots Self Near Singhu Border; Kejriwal Condoles Death

Tragedy struck the farmers' protest at the Singhu border on NH-44 when 65-year-old Sant Baba Ram Singh shot himself, leaving behind a suicide note. He wrote, "I saw the farmers' plight and their fight on the road for their rights, I am deeply pained.” Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal condoled the death of the Sikh preacher and gave sympathies to his family in this hour of grief.

Karnataka's iPhone Factory Violence Takes Political Turn, SFI Leader Held Day After BJP MP's Allegation

The workers unrest at the Wistron iPhone making facility in Kolar, about 80 km from IT capital Bengaluru, took a political turn on Wednesday with the arrest of the local president of the Students' federation of India (SFI). Comrade Srikanth, taluk president of SFI in Kolar, was picked up in connection with the violence that broke out at the Wistron factory in Narasapura early Saturday morning.

India May Need to Spend $1.8 Billion on Covid-19 Vaccines in First Phase, Documents Show

India will have to spend $1.4 billion to $1.8 billion in the first phase of a coronavirus vaccination programme, even after getting support under the COVAX global vaccine-sharing scheme, according to estimates by the GAVI vaccines alliance. India, which has the world's second-highest caseload of coronavirus plans to inoculate 300 million people over the next six to eight months, likely with vaccines from AstraZeneca, Russia's Sputnik, Zydus Cadila and India's own Bharat Biotech.

Amid China Tensions, Govt May Blacklist Some Telecom Vendors to 'Enhance National Security'

Amid border standoff with China, the central government announced that it may blacklist certain telecom vendors and prepare a list of trusted providers from where one can buy equipment. The government move effectively means that certain telecom equipment vendors from China may face fresh curbs, as the sector will have a list of companies from where firms can safely buy products and services.

Air India Announces 50 Percent Concession on Airfare for Senior Citizens: All You Need to Know

Air India has launched a scheme for senior citizens where they can book tickets at a 50 per cent concession on the base fare. This scheme is only applicable to domestic flights and only fliers above the age of 60 are eligible. As per rules, the tickets should be booked for “a Senior citizen of Indian Nationality, permanently residing in India and should have attained the age of 60 years on the date of commencement of journey”.

Vijay Hazare & Virat Kohli's Hundreds in Both Innings, Rahul Dravid's 233, a Historic Win in 2018 - India at the Adelaide Oval

India will clash with Australia in the Day and Night Series Opener at the Adelaide Oval from the 17th of December. The visitors will have happy memories of this ground - India beat Australia in the series opener, also at the Adelaide Oval in 2018-19 which set the tone for the rest of the series which India ultimately won 2-1 - their first series win in Australia.

Kylie Jenner Tops Forbes 2020 List of Highest-Paid Celebrities by Earning USD 590 million

American celebrity Kylie Jenner has come out at the top of the Forbes 2020 list of highest-paid celebrities. According to the list, the youngest Jenner sister earned $590 million during the year. Most of her earnings have come in January 2019 when she sold Coty 51 percent stake in her cosmetics brand, Kylie Cosmetics. She received $540 million from this alone.