Top Headlines: West Asia crisis intensifies, Lebanon says Saudis have ‘kidnapped’ PM

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West Asia crisis intensifies, Lebanon says Saudis have ‘kidnapped’ PM
Lebanon’s president called on Saudi Arabia on Saturday to clarify the reasons why the country’s PM has not returned home since his resignation last week, announced from the kingdom, as the US and France expressed their support for Lebanon’s sovereignty and stability amid heightening tensions between Beirut and Saudi Arabia.
Delhi: NGT rejects exemptions, brakes on odd-even
The Delhi cabinet went into a huddle and reached a consensus that given the load it would put on Delhi’s transport system and pose a threat to women’s security, it would not be feasible to go ahead. So, pending an appeal to NGT on Monday for the exemptions to be restored, the government put the scheme on hold.
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10 lakh condoms snapped up online in 69 days
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Students protest against long school hours in Hyderabad
Students of Gowtham Model School, Chaitanyapuri in Hyderabad sat on a dharna in front of the school premises on Saturday against long school hours.
Hostels raids regular affair at UoH: Officials
A day after the students of the University of Hyderabad (UoH) held a massive protest demanding revocation of suspension of 10 students, officials clarified that the raid at the men’s hostel on November 3 was not an isolated case as they undertake such checks at least twice/thrice a month.
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Railways to install loudspeakers at level crossings to warn vehicles of incoming trains
In the aftermath of a train-tanker collision on October 26, which claimed the life of the tanker driver and leaving a dozen train passengers injured, the railways is all set to install loudspeakers at level crossings that will broadcast alerts whenever a train approaches.

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Uber loses UK appeal bid to overturn workers’ rights decision
The US ride-hailing service has faced regulatory and legal setbacks around the world amid opposition from traditional taxi services and concern among some regulators.
9 smartphones available on discount on Flipkart
If you are waiting to buy a new smartphone then this is the right time. Indian e-commerce major Flipkart is organising Smartphone Bonanza days from November 9 to November 11.
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Gionee M7 Power smartphone with bezel-less display to launch in India on November 15
Chinese smartphone maker Gionee is all set to launch its first bezel-less smartphone in India. The company has started sending out media invites for the launch event on November 15, where it will unveil the Gionee M7 Power smartphone.

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Sri Lankan batsmen make merry on day one of warm-up game
Four batsmen scored half-centuries to take Sri Lanka to 411 for six on day one of their two-day warm-up against Board President’s XI on Saturday.
AIFF fiasco: SC stays Delhi HC order
The Supreme Court stayed the order of the Delhi High Court allowing all AIFF elected committees to function on a regular basis, a release issued by the federation stated.
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Ranji Trophy: Gritty Gambhir fights lonely battle for Delhi
Gautam Gambhir showed enormous patience during his undefeated 135 while some of the junior batsmen threw away their wickets as Delhi reached 277 for four at stumps on day three of the Ranji Trophy Group A game against Karnataka.

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Cognizant offers cash instead of stock options for senior management
Earlier this year, Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS) announced its plan to return return $3.4 billion to its shareholders over the next two years through share repurchase and dividends.
L&T Q2 net profit jumps 32% to Rs 2,020 crore
Larsen and Toubro (L&T) had clocked a net profit after tax and share in profit of joint ventures or associates of Rs 1,532 crore in the year-ago period.
Britannia Q2 up 12.5% on higher demand
Britannia’s net profit rose to Rs 262 crore, for the quarter ended September 30, from Rs 232.7 crore, a year earlier. Revenue rose 4.36% to Rs 2,536 crore. Margins rose 116 bps to 15.1%.
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Pics: Virat – Anushka rule the red carpet
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma rule the red carpet at a sports event
Pic: Priyanka Chopra is bonding big time with Sofia Vergara
Taking to Instagram, PeeCee posted a picture of herself with famous model and actress Sofia Vergara.
Mira Rajput, Misha have fun on a trampoline
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