Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

Sunday, 29 November 2020 | AP | NEW YORK

The raging coronavirus pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and stores across the country on Black Friday, but a surge in online shopping offered a beacon of hope for struggling retailers after months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy. In normal times, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day...

Indonesian police move transgender Instagram celebrity to private cell

Saturday, 28 November 2020 | AP | Jakarta

 Indonesian police have moved a female transgender Instagram celebrity, Millen Cyrus, to a special cell following public outrage over her initial placement in a male detention cell after she was arrested as a suspect in a drug case.          

Another week gone, Brexit trade talks remain stuck

Saturday, 28 November 2020 | AP | Brussels

The European Union said on Friday that another week of talks with Britain on a new trade deal has gone with barely any progress. Its chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, is heading to London for ever-more pressing weekend negotiations to avoid chaos when Britain’s trade agreements with the EU end at...

Iran scientist linked to military nuclear project killed

Saturday, 28 November 2020 | AP | Dubai

An Iranian scientist that Israel alleged led the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program until its disbanding in the early 2000s was killed in a targeted attack that saw gunmen use explosives and machine gun fire Friday, state television said. Israel declined to immediately comment on the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who...

Biden’s win hides a dire warning for Dems in rural US

Saturday, 28 November 2020 | AP | Des Moines(US)

Democrats once dominated Koochiching County in the blue-collar Iron Range of northern Minnesota. But in this month’s presidential election, President Donald Trump won it with 60 per cent of the vote. That’s not because voters there are suddenly shifting to the right, said Tom Bakk, who represents the area in the...

Lawmakers throw pig guts, punches on Taiwan Parl floor

Saturday, 28 November 2020 | AP | Taipei

Lawmakers in Taiwan got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other Friday over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of US pork and beef. Premier Su Tseng-chang was due to give a regularly scheduled policy report to lawmakers on Friday morning about the pork policy...

Putin foe Navalny urges EU to be ready for Russian election

Saturday, 28 November 2020 | AP | Brussels

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny urged the European Union to reject the results of Russia’s parliamentary election next year if any candidates are blocked from taking part and he called Friday on the EU to impose sanctions on oligarchs close to President Vladimir Putin. Navalny, a corruption investigator and longtime foe...

Pakistan Cabinet approves chemical castration of rapists, special courts for rape trials

Saturday, 28 November 2020 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan’s Cabinet has approved two anti-rape ordinances which called for the chemical castration of rapists with the consent of the convict and setting up of special courts for rape trials, according to a media report on Friday. A meeting of the Cabinet committee on legislative cases chaired by federal Law Minister...

State Editions

Pari murder: IG Bothra to lead 5-member SIT

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Now, pensioners can get digital life certificates

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

inbrief

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Locals block NH after minor’s death

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Fake notes of nearly Rs 1L seized in J’suguda

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Another Cuttack fake spice unit busted

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Working From Home? Beware of that cyber attack

29 November 2020 | Ajay Singh | Agenda

Pebbles of a dead sea

29 November 2020 | Somen Sengupta | Agenda

Astroturf | Mind balance is the key

29 November 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘Chhalaang was slated to do well’

29 November 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

no kidding

29 November 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

‘I’m enjoying the process of writing new songs now’

29 November 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer