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As many as 9,000 Indians and other South Asians tried to enter the US last year via the US-Mexico border, seeking asylum. (iStock)
As many as 9,000 Indians and other South Asians tried to enter the US last year via the US-Mexico border, seeking asylum. (iStock)

US visa norms: 150 Indians deported for violations

  • The Indians were deported for allegedly flouting visa norms or for illegally entering the US
  • The deportation comes after over 300 Indians were deported from Mexico on October 18 for trying to enter the US illegally

Mallya said the free high-speed Wi-Fi at small railway stations located in rural areas has been encouraging the local population to adopt digital technology.
Mallya said the free high-speed Wi-Fi at small railway stations located in rural areas has been encouraging the local population to adopt digital technology.

Free wi-fi facility provided at 574 stations in South Central Railways

  • Provision of free Wi-Fi in SCR was started in Secunderabad railway station in the year 2015, its General Manager Gajanan Mallya said in a release
  • Free Wi-Fi services to rail users are being provided under the brand 'Rail Wire', the retail broadband initiative of Rail Tel

President Donald Trump. (AP)
President Donald Trump. (AP)

Trump looking at exempting Apple from China tariffs

  • Trump also cited South Korean major Samsung as a reason behind his decision to look into tariffs
  • In August, Trump praised Cook for 'making a good case' that tariffs on China will help Samsung gain more

DM said he had received complaints regarding pollution caused in the area due to the use of diesel generators. Photo: Harikrishna Katragadda/Mint
DM said he had received complaints regarding pollution caused in the area due to the use of diesel generators. Photo: Harikrishna Katragadda/Mint

Ghaziabad's Pacific Mall fined 25 lakh for using diesel generators

  • Two general managers of the mall, located near the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, were also booked for violating anti-pollution norms
  • Ghaziabad Development Authority also imposed a fine of 1 lakh on the mall management for construction work

Maharashtra earthquake: Dhundalwadi has been repeatedly experiencing tremors since November 2018. (AP)
Maharashtra earthquake: Dhundalwadi has been repeatedly experiencing tremors since November 2018. (AP)

Maharashtra earthquake: Mild tremors felt in Palghar

  • The tremors were felt around 7.20 am at Dhundalwadi village in Dahanu taluka of Palghar
  • The magnitude of the earthquake was 3.5. There were no reports of damage to property or casualty

The fire was reported from the 13th floor. (Representational image) (Photo: Mint)
The fire was reported from the 13th floor. (Representational image) (Photo: Mint)

Delhi: Fire in sales tax building in ITO

  • Fire was reported from a room on the 13th floor in the sales tax building in ITO
  • Some files are suspected to have been burnt in the fire

11 cloning devices, 100 cloned cards of different banks, one laptop and a magnetic strip reader machine were recovered from the accused.  (iStock)
11 cloning devices, 100 cloned cards of different banks, one laptop and a magnetic strip reader machine were recovered from the accused. (iStock)

ATM cards cloned at spa centre in Delhi, 2 arrested

  • The accused rented a spa centre in Delhi's Dwarka Sec-10 where they placed a cloning machine
  • They would wait for 15 to 20 days and then used to withdraw money from ATMs

In the crude oil market, prices surged by about 2.5% or $1.49 a barrel yesterday following a better-than-expected US crude inventories report. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
In the crude oil market, prices surged by about 2.5% or $1.49 a barrel yesterday following a better-than-expected US crude inventories report. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Petrol prices increased by 1.3 this month. Check latest petrol, diesel rates

  • So far this month the price of petrol has increased by more than 1.3 while that of diesel has increased by just 4 paise
  • Changes in fuel pricing this month has also widened the gap between petrol and diesel by more than a rupee this month

A DRI source told IANS that a search operation was still on in the building late into the night. (Photo: Reuters)
A DRI source told IANS that a search operation was still on in the building late into the night. (Photo: Reuters)

Watch | It rained bundles of cash from a high-rise on Kolkata's Bentinck Street

  • Loose notes and bundles of various denominations -- 2,000, 500 and 100 -- were thrown from one of the floors of the building on 27, Bentinck Street
  • It later came to light that the notes were thrown on to the street during a raid by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) sleuths

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he Google logo at their offices in Granary Square, London.  (AP)
The dial on a gauge measuring activity in October remained stuck in the same place it was a month ago. Photo: Bloomberg
The dial on a gauge measuring activity in October remained stuck in the same place it was a month ago. Photo: Bloomberg

Diwali fails to revive India's sullen animal spirits

  • 'Animal spirits' - a term coined by British economist John Maynard Keynes to refer to investors’ confidence in taking action
  • The poor reading signals a protracted slowdown, and may influence the Reserve Bank of India to cut interest rates for a sixth time this year in December

The price per GB of data plummeted to  ₹11.78 at the end of 2018 from  ₹226 in 2015 (Mint )
The price per GB of data plummeted to 11.78 at the end of 2018 from 226 in 2015 (Mint )

Dot suggest telcos to take steps to up ARPUs via tariff hike

  • A 15-20% gradual hike has been suggested to partly tide over the current AGR fallout scenario
  • Airtel and Vodafone Idea have to pay 83,000 crore together for the AGR dues of 14 years

Ajit Pawar, Chhagan Bhujbal and other Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders meet Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshiyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on Monday. (ANI)
Ajit Pawar, Chhagan Bhujbal and other Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders meet Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshiyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on Monday. (ANI)

Maharashtra Governor backed central rule to block illegal means

In a report to the President recommending the central rule, Koshiyari said he didn't want to see the 'misadventure' of a floor test

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U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.  (AP)
U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland. (AP)

Top diplomat implicates Donald Trump in explosive impeachment testimony

  • Donald Trump asserted on the contrary that Sondland had exonerated him, and demanded an immediate end to the impeachment probe
  • Gordon Sondland, the US envoy to the European Union and a Trump ally, told lawmakers he followed Trump's orders in seeking a 'quid pro quo' deal for Ukraine

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Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal (Photo: ANI)
Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal (Photo: ANI)

Unauthorised colonies: Delhi LG approves urbanisation of 79 villages

  • 'These decisions will facilitate conferring/recognising ownership rights in UCs (unauthorised colonies) under PM-UDAY,' tweeted Anil Baijal
  • Urbanisation of the villages will take them out of the ambit of Delhi Land Reforms act which imposes several restrictions on land use

(Photo: AP)
(Photo: AP)

Behind the govt’s plan to protect foreign investors

  • Faced with the threat of global investors seeking international arbitration over the Andhra government’s move to scrap clean energy pacts, India is exploring a new law to protect investments affected by unilateral decisions
  • Mint explores why such a law could be important

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu at the 'National Summit for Every Child in India being organized to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, in New Delhi (PTI)
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu at the 'National Summit for Every Child in India being organized to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, in New Delhi (PTI)

Children should learn as many languages as possible to empower themselves: Naidu

  • Learning language and understanding the history, and culture of a nation must become part of the education system, says Naidu
  • We must have 'education that empowers' children with the competencies of the 21st century, the Vice-President of India added