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ALL News Headlines 2019 November 22ND

KERALA CRIME: A former CPM leader was arrested on Friday in the sensational case of suspected cyanide killings of six members of one-north Kerala family. The SIT investigating the case had earlier arrested three persons, including the main accused Jolly Joseph (47), who is accused of executing her own family members with cyanide-laced food over a span of 14 years.

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AGR REVIEW: In a move that takes the current telecom narrative to the next level, incumbent operators Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (VIL) on Friday filed separate petitions in the Supreme Court seeking a review of its judgment last month on adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues. The order implied telcos would need to pay dues estimated at Rs 1.47 trillion, including spectrum usage charges (SUC). Of this, Rs 92,641 crore is the total AGR due including penalties and interest etc.

BSE BENCH MARK: Tata Motors, Yes Bank and Vedanta will be dropped from the BSE’s benchmark Sensex from December 23. In their places, UltraTech Cement, Titan Co Ltd and Nestle India will be added in the index, Asia Index, a joint venture between S&P Dow Jones Indices and the BSE, said in a statement on Friday.

PROSPERITY INDEX: Bangalore emerged as India’s highest ranked city at No. 83 in a new index of the world’s 113 cities in terms of economic and social inclusivity, topped by Zurich in Switzerland. The first-ever Prosperity & Inclusion City Seal and Awards (PICSA) Index, released in the Basque Country capital of Bilbao in northern Spain on Thursday evening, is designed to showcase not only the quantity of economic growth of a city but also its quality and distribution across populations.

Rank City Region Development level Score

1 Zurich Europe Developed 78.2
2 Vienna Europe Developed 72.0
3 Copenhagen Europe Developed 70.5
4 Luxembourg Europe Developed 70.3
5 Helsinki Europe Developed 70.1
6 Taipei Asia Developed 69.9
7 Oslo Europe Developed 69.8
8 Ottawa North America Developed 69.8
9 Kiel Europe Developed 69.5
10 Geneva Europe Developed 68.3
11 Washington, DC North America Developed 68.2
12 Munich Europe Developed 66.9
13 Prague Europe Developed 66.8
14 Seattle North America Developed 66.6
15 Stockholm Europe Developed 66.0
16 Boston North America Developed 65.8
17 Amsterdam Europe Developed 65.2
18 Berlin Europe Developed 65.0
19 Eindhoven Europe Developed 64.2
20 Bilbao Europe Developed 64.0
21 Bratislava Europe Developed 63.9
22 Tallinn Europe Developed 63.4
23 Gothenburg Europe Developed 62.6
24 Rotterdam-The Hague Europe Developed 62.4
25 Frankfurt Europe Developed 62.2
26 Montreal North America Developed 62.1
27 Cardiff Europe Developed 62.1
28 Madrid Europe Developed 61.3
29 Nantes Europe Developed 60.7
30 Hanover Europe Developed 60.4
31 Dallas North America Developed 60.0
32 Paris Europe Developed 60.0
33 London Europe Developed 59.1
34 Melbourne Oceania Developed 59.1
35 Toronto North America Developed 59.0
36 Sydney Oceania Developed 58.7
37 Brussels Europe Developed 58.4
38 New York North America Developed 58.4
39 Tokyo Asia Developed 57.9
40 Dublin Europe Developed 57.3
41 Athens Europe Developed 57.0
42 San Francisco North America Developed 56.9
43 Ljubljana Europe Developed 56.9
44 Osaka Asia Developed 56.7
45 Abu Dhabi MENA Developed 56.1
46 Singapore Asia Developed 56.0
47 Doha MENA Developed 55.8
48 Lisbon Europe Developed 55.5
49 Seoul Asia Developed 55.4
50 St. Petersburg Europe Emerging 55.2
51 Houston North America Developed 54.1
52 Vilnius Europe Developed 53.8
53 Bucharest Europe Emerging 53.4
54 Riga Europe Developed 52.7
55 Budapest Europe Developed 52.6
56 Warsaw Europe Developed 52.1
57 Tel Aviv MENA Developed 52.0
58 Brno Europe Developed 51.6
59 Moscow Europe Emerging 51.4
60 Auckland Oceania Developed 51.3
61 Barcelona Europe Developed 51.2
62 Bologna Europe Developed 51.0
63 Dubai MENA Developed 51.0
64 Chicago North America Developed 50.6
65 Los Angeles North America Developed 50.3
66 Birmingham Europe Developed 49.1
67 Valletta Europe Developed 47.3
68 Milan Europe Developed 47.3
69 Zagreb Europe Emerging 47.0
70 Hong Kong Asia Developed 46.4
71 Nagoya Asia Developed 45.2
72 Sofia Europe Emerging 44.7
73 Turin Europe Developed 43.4
74 Rome Europe Developed 42.0
75 Krakow Europe Developed 41.9
76 Montevideo LATAM Emerging 39.4
77 Kuwait City MENA Developed 39.3
78 Buenos Aires LATAM Emerging 39.2
79 Istanbul MENA Emerging 36.5
80 Belgrade Europe Emerging 36.0
81 Bangkok Asia Emerging 35.8
82 Zhengzhou Asia Emerging 35.3
83 Bangalore Asia Emerging 34.7
84 Chengdu Asia Emerging 33.8
85 Xi’an Asia Emerging 32.8
86 Bogota LATAM Emerging 31.9
87 Hangzhou Asia Emerging 28.5
88 Lima LATAM Emerging 28.2
89 Hanoi Asia Emerging 27.9
90 Beijing Asia Emerging 27.6
91 Brasilia LATAM Emerging 27.3
92 Kuala Lumpur Asia Emerging 27.2
93 Santiago LATAM Emerging 27.0
94 Sao Paulo LATAM Emerging 26.3
95 Quito LATAM Emerging 25.8
96 Guangzhou Asia Emerging 25.7
97 Shenzhen Asia Emerging 25.6
98 Mexico City LATAM Emerging 25.6
99 Shanghai Asia Emerging 25.2
100 Jakarta Asia Emerging 22.7
101 Delhi Asia Emerging 22.5
102 Johannesburg SSA Emerging 22.3
103 Tunis MENA Emerging 21.9
104 Casablanca MENA Emerging 21.4
105 Wuhan Asia Emerging 19.6
106 Rio de Janeiro LATAM Emerging 18.6
107 Mumbai Asia Emerging 18.6
108 Manila Asia Emerging 18.2
109 Cape Town SSA Emerging 17.5
110 Nairobi SSA Emerging 17.4
111 Tianjin Asia Emerging 16.3
112 Chongqing Asia Emerging 15.7
113 Cairo MENA Emerging 11.4