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WhiteHat Jr’s dream run until it became controversy’s favourite child

A two-year-old Indian ed-tech startup that has lately become controversy’s favourite child, has a backstory that could put many a venture to shame.In an ecosystem where even the most prominent startups struggle to give their investors a lucrative exit, WhiteHat Jr was acquired by India’s largest ed-tech unicorn Byju’s in August for $300 million (Rs2,215 crore).Byju’s…

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Photos: Fire at India’s tallest garbage mountain makes Delhi’s air quality worse

As if agricultural fires and vehicular pollution were not enough, this week, there was an addition to the long list of reasons that make Delhi’s air unbreathable.On Nov. 25, the Ghazipur landfill in Delhi—popular as India’s tallest garbage mountain—caught fire that could not be controlled for over 24 hours. “Because the fire is on a landfill…

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Why are stressed Indian assets so attractive to foreign investors?

As the Covid-19 slump deepens, a bunch of global investors is looking to snap up stressed Indian companies at a bargain.Earlier this month, Singapore-based DBS Group Holdings stepped in to bail out Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB), which was struggling with a massive bad loan problem. As per reports, another major global investor, New York-based Apollo…

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Ethiopia doesn’t want the world to interfere even as a humanitarian crisis unfolds in its Tigray region

Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed has called on the international community to refrain from interfering in what his government sees as a law enforcement operation against the forces of Tigray People Liberation Front, the ruling party of one of the country’s 11 autonomous states.Reinstating his administration’s willingness to abide by international laws, Abiy urged the…

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Florida Governor Extends Ban On Cities Imposing Their Own Mask Mandates—Critic Calls Move A ‘Killing Spree’

Topline Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has extended an order that bans localities in the state from enforcing mask mandates, seen as one of the simplest and most effective government measures to slow the spread of coronavirus, even as data shows the strain on the state’s health care system continuing to worsen. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis…

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government shutdown

A Government Shutdown Is Just Days Away, Here’s What That Means For Stimulus Funding

Topline With a December 11 government shutdown looming, lawmakers have reached a deal on the overall totals for a $1.4 trillion federal budget, Politico reported Monday evening, but they’ll only have two weeks to finalize the bill before the deadline, and it’s too early to tell whether any additional coronavirus relief will be included in…

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Trump Campaign Owes El Paso $570,000, And The City’s Lawyering Up To Collect

Topline Owed roughly $570,000 by the Trump campaign for a rally held nearly two years ago, the Texas city of El Paso has stepped up its efforts to collect, as Trump turns to his supporters for help filling in his finances. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum…

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Scotland Will Be The First Country To Make Period Products Free

Topline Scotland will be the first nation to make tampons and pads free for anyone in need after parliament unanimously passed the legislation Tuesday. First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon on February 27. Getty Images Key Facts Under the bill, the Scottish government will create a nationwide program to make the products accessible for people…

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Capitol Dozen

A Dozen Capitol Hill Lawmakers Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus In The Past Two Weeks

Topline Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.) said Tuesday he would quarantine after learning he had been infected with coronavirus, making him the twelfth member of Congress to test positive for the virus in less than two weeks as Capitol Hill grapples with a steep jump in infections while lawmakers quarrel over safety precautions. Senators Mike Lee,…

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News Brief: Trump Pardons Flynn, Hospitals See PPE Shortage, Diego Maradona Dies

News Brief: Trump Pardons Flynn, Hospitals See PPE Shortage, Diego Maradona Dies President Trump has pardoned Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying about a Russian contact. Hospitals are still short on PPE, months into the pandemic. Also, a filmmaker remembers Diego Maradona. November 26, 20205:03 AM ET News Brief: Trump Pardons Flynn, Hospitals See…