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Shoaib Akhtar had threatened me with deadly beamer: Robin Uthappa | Cricket News – Times of India
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Shoaib Akhtar had threatened me with deadly beamer: Robin Uthappa | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India cricketer Robin Uthappa has said that retired Pakistani express bowler Shoaib Akhtar had threatened him with a "deadly beamer" during the 2007 One-day International series. Recalling the incident, which happened ahead of the fourth ODI in Gwalior in November, Uthappa said that Akhtar met him during dinner on the eve of the match. "I remember we all were having dinner together. Shoaib bhai was there as well. He came to me and said 'Robin, well played (in the first ODI in Guwahati). Good game'. And then he said, 'one more thing: you walked out and hit me. If you do that again, even I don't know what will happen. You might get a beamer directed at your head'. After that, I didn't even dare walk out to him," Uthappa told YouTube channel 'Wake Up With Sorabh'. ROBIN U...
JD(U) leader lambastes P Chidambaram, says ‘Advisors like you are reasons for decimation of Congress’ | India News – Times of India
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JD(U) leader lambastes P Chidambaram, says ‘Advisors like you are reasons for decimation of Congress’ | India News – Times of India

PATNA: Senior JD(U) leader and Bihar’s Information & public relations department (IPRD) and water resources department (WRD) minister Sanjay Kumar Jha on Sunday lambasted senior Congress leader and former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, saying, “Advisors like you are reasons for decimation of the Congress (in the country).” Jha also advised Chidambaram to “spend his energy in trying to save his party (Congress)” as “Bihar is safe in sturdy hands of CM Nitish Kumar.” Jha’s outbursts on the senior Congress leaders came a day after Chidambaram, while quoting a news channel report, posted a tweet about the alleged poor condition of buildings of the Darbhanga medical college and hospital (DMCH) and also questioned in his tweet, “Has CM Nitish Kumar visited Darbhanga in the 15+ year...
Race for Olympics: Lockdown in Bengaluru hits swimmer Nataraj hard | More sports News – Times of India
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Race for Olympics: Lockdown in Bengaluru hits swimmer Nataraj hard | More sports News – Times of India

Srihari Nataraj (TOI Photo)NEW DELHI: A second lockdown imposed by the Karnataka government to contain the spread of coronavirus has prevented Srihari Nataraj, Indian national record holder in men's 100 metres backstroke, from training in the pool for a week. "I've not trained in the pool for almost a week. The state government hasn't given permission to open swimming pools, even for the elite swimmers. Without training in an Olympic size 50 metres pool it is not possible to perform well in competitions," Nataraj told IANS from Bengaluru. Last month Nataraj, 20, broke the national 100m backstroke record twice during the Uzbekistan Open Swimming Championships in Tashkent. But his national record of 54.07 seconds fell short of Olympic A qualification time of 53.85 seconds. Natraj is among...
Vicky Kaushal’s father Sham Kaushal has the sweetest birthday wish for his son – Times of India
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Vicky Kaushal’s father Sham Kaushal has the sweetest birthday wish for his son – Times of India

Birthdays are all about making your loved one feel special. As, Vicky Kaushal celebrates his 33rd birthday today, papa Sham Kaushal took to his social media handle to share a cute photo collage of his son’s pictures. They were also accompanied by a little note which read, “Happy Birthday Puttar. Feel blessed to have a son like u & may God’s blessings be always with u. Always love & blessings. 😊🌺🤗🤗” Have a look : Earlier, Vicky’s younger brother Sunny Kaushal shared a glimpse of the birthday celebration where Vicky was seen flashing his cute smile, while posing with a birthday cake and other festivities. His brother wrote, ‘Janamdin mubarak ho mere bhai @vickykaushal09’ On the work front, Vicky was last seen in the horror film 'Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship'. He is also wor...
Military campaign at full force, will take time: Israeli PM – Times of India
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Military campaign at full force, will take time: Israeli PM – Times of India

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (AP, file photo)GAZA CITY: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military campaign is continuing "full-force" and will "take time" despite a mounting death toll in fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. In a televised address, Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel "wants to levy a heavy price" on Hamas and "return peace and security and restore deterrence" after nearly a week of fighting. FacebookTwitterLinkedinEMail Source link
3 Bengal BJP MLAs violate curbs, detained
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3 Bengal BJP MLAs violate curbs, detained

The police detained three BJP MLAs in north Bengal on Sunday for violating lockdown regulations. Shankar Ghosh, Anandamoy Burman and Sikha Chattopadhyay were held while protesting against the alleged lack of measures by the state government to check the rising number of Covid-19 deaths in the region. The legislators, who were apprehended while they were staging a sit-in in Siliguri’s Safdar Hashmi Chowk, claimed they maintained all Covid-19 protocols during the protest and there was no gathering at the spot. They were released later. TMC leader Goutam Deb said, “They indulged in irresponsible behaviour during Covid-19 situation.” Source link
EPL: Kane helps tame Wolves and boost Spurs’ European chances | Football News – Times of India
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EPL: Kane helps tame Wolves and boost Spurs’ European chances | Football News – Times of India

Tottenham's Harry Kane, right, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal. (AP Photo)LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur's England striker Harry Kane scored his 22nd Premier League goal of the season to help his side to a 2-0 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday which boosted their bid to secure European football for next season. After Kane's late first-half strike, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg grabbed Tottenham's second just past the hour to seal a victory which lifted Ryan Mason's team to sixth in the standings. Kane, the league's leading scorer, struck on the stroke of halftime, shortly after seeing Conor Coady block his header on the goal-line with the England defender then also clearing a goalbound follow-up shot from Giovani Lo Celso. Hojbjerg spotted Kane with space in behind and...
Mumbai: No bidders yet for BMC vaccine tender
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Mumbai: No bidders yet for BMC vaccine tender

The BMC has received no bids for its global expression of interest (EOI) floated last week for procurement of 1 crore vaccine doses. Sunday was the last day for accepting queries from interested bidders. The tender will close on May 18. On May 12, BMC became the first municipal corporation in the country to float a global tender for purchase of vaccines. The civic body gave bidders six days to respond. As per the tender condition, bidders were supposed to send their queries related to the tender by May 16. Officials from the BMC have hinted that the civic body may extend the deadline. “No bids were received till Sunday. We will wait till the last day of the EOI and then decide on extending the deadline for the tender, “said P Velrasu, Additional Municipal Corporation (Proje...
India got 5.3 lakh Remdesivir vials, 13,496 oxygen cylinders as foreign aid: Centre | India News – Times of India
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India got 5.3 lakh Remdesivir vials, 13,496 oxygen cylinders as foreign aid: Centre | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Union health ministry on Sunday said 11,058 oxygen concentrators, 13,496 oxygen cylinders, 19 oxygen generation plants and about 5.3 lakh Remdesivir vials received as global aid have been delivered to various states/UTs from April 27 to May 15. India has been receiving international donations and aid of Covid-19 relief medical supplies and equipment since April 27 from different countries and organisations to augment its efforts to combat the pandemic outbreak. The Centre is expeditiously delivering the global aid to the states and Union territories (UTs) to supplement their resources and efforts, the ministry said. “Cumulatively, 11,058 oxygen concentrators, 13,496 oxygen cylinders, 19 oxygen generation plants, 7,365 ventilators/Bi PAP, about 5.3 lakh Remdesivir vials ha...
Battled anxiety for 10-12 years of my career: Sachin Tendulkar | Cricket News – Times of India
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Battled anxiety for 10-12 years of my career: Sachin Tendulkar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday said he battled anxiety for a major part of his 24-year-old career before realising that his pre-game quirks were an important part of his preparation. Talking about mental health, which has gained significance in the COVID times with players spending a lot of time in bio-bubbles, Tendulkar said acceptability is the key. "Over a period of time I realised that besides preparing physically for a game, you have to prepare yourself mentally also. In my mind the match started long before I entered the ground. The anxiety levels were very high," Tendulkar said in an interaction organised by Unacademy. "I felt anxiety for 10-12 years, and had many sleepless nights before a game. Later on I started accepting that it was part of my preparation...
Drive-in vaccination launched in Gautam Buddh Nagar
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Drive-in vaccination launched in Gautam Buddh Nagar

The Gautam Buddh Nagar district has opened drive-in vaccinations for people above the age of 45 years at two centres — DLF Mall in Noida and Shaheed Vijay Singh Sports Complex in Greater Noida The centres, being operated by parking solutions company Park+ with the district administration, will be the first such drive-in pilot project in the state. The centres have been undertaking trials for the last three days. Full-fledged operations will commence Monday onwards. “The need for large scale vaccination was realised in the wake of the pandemic. The company is providing logistical support, and we have the capacity to vaccinate lakhs of people. Presently we are working with the health department, and they are providing vaccines and staff to administer it. We have designated s...
Wish he had clear thought when he was match-fixing: Michael Vaughan slams Salman Butt | Cricket News – Times of India
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Wish he had clear thought when he was match-fixing: Michael Vaughan slams Salman Butt | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Sunday slammed Salman Butt after the former Pakistan opener questioned his remarks on Indian and New Zealand skippers Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson respectively. Earlier this month, Vaughan had said that Williamson would be termed the greatest player in the world if he hailed from India. "If Kane Williamson was Indian, he'd be the greatest player in the world, but he's not because you're not allowed to say that Virat Kohli is not the greatest, because you'd get an absolute pelting on social media," Vaughan had told Spark Sport. After these comments, Salman Butt had criticised Vaughan for choosing to debate on the performances of Kohli and Williamson. After hearing what Butt had to say, Vaughan on Sunday tweeted: "I have seen what Sa...
Businessman Navneet Kalra Accused In Black Marketing Of Oxygen Concentrators Arrested: Delhi Police Sources
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Businessman Navneet Kalra Accused In Black Marketing Of Oxygen Concentrators Arrested: Delhi Police Sources

Delhi: Delhi Police sources on Sunday informed that Businessman Navneet Kalra, an accused in black marketing of oxygen concentrators has been arrested. Earlier this month, the Delhi police seized more than 500 concentrators from Khan Chacha restaurant in Khan Market in the national capital. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) South Delhi Atul Bhatia said that during area patrolling, Nege Ju Restaurant and Bar located at central market Lodhi Colony was found open and some suspicious activity was going on. After verification, the owner of the restaurant and bar (Nege-Ju) was identified as one Navneet Kalra.ALSO READ | 'Arrest Our MLAs': AAP Leaders As Police Accuse Delhi Ruling Party Of Pasting Posters Against PM ModiA case was registered under several sections of IPC,...
Video | Top Virologist Shahid Jameel Quits Covid Panel After Criticising Government
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Video | Top Virologist Shahid Jameel Quits Covid Panel After Criticising Government

Senior virologist Shahid Jameel has resigned from a forum of scientific advisers set up by the government to detect variants of the coronavirus, he told NDTV on Sunday, weeks after questioning the authorities' handling of the pandemic. "It's correct and I shall have nothing more to say," Dr Jameel, chair of the scientific advisory group of the forum known as INSACOG, said. Source link
Rakhi Sawant confesses she has no talent to be a lead actor in Bollywood, says she has no regret being an item girl – Times of India
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Rakhi Sawant confesses she has no talent to be a lead actor in Bollywood, says she has no regret being an item girl – Times of India

Rakhi Sawant recently opened up about her career in Bollywood and revealed that she has no regrets about being tagged the ‘item girl’ because it is what helps her to feed her family. Moreover, she also admitted that she did not have the talent to lead a film. During an interview, Rakhi said that not everyone can bag the role of the lead actor in Bollywood. While some ace the role of a leading lady, others become item girls, mothers or sisters or even try out anti-hero characters. She further added that when she doesn’t have the talent to be a lead actress in a film, she opted for being an item girl and it allowed her to provide for her family. She concluded that she has no regrets about her decision and career simply because she is proud that Bollywood has provided her with a platform....
Alisson Becker heads Liverpool to last-gasp victory at WBA; Tottenham beat Wolves
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Alisson Becker heads Liverpool to last-gasp victory at WBA; Tottenham beat Wolves

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored a stunning header in the fifth minute of stoppage-time as Liverpool snatched a 2-1 victory at the death against relegated West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Sunday. Alisson headed home from a corner to secure what could be a precious three points for Liverpool in their bid to qualify for the Champions League next season. Alisson is the first goalkeeper ever to score for Liverpool#WBALIV pic.twitter.com/wBOaTm2Iqb — Premier League (@premierleague) May 16, 2021 They stay in fifth place on 63 points from 36 games, one behind Chelsea in the fourth and final qualification position. Leicester City are in third on 66 points with the latter two to meet on Tuesday. Striker Hal Robson-Kanu had scored in his first Premier League start in three-a...
Top Indian virologist quits government panel after airing differences
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Top Indian virologist quits government panel after airing differences

A top Indian virologist has resigned from a forum of scientific advisers set up by the government to detect variants of the coronavirus, he told Reuters on Sunday, weeks after questioning the authorities’ handling of the pandemic. Shahid Jameel, chair of the scientific advisory group of the forum known as INSACOG, declined to give a reason for his resignation. “I am not obliged to give a reason,” he said in a text message, adding that he quit on Friday.Renu Swarup, the secretary of the Department of Biotechnology that oversees INSACOG, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan also did not immediately respond to a text message seeking comment. Another INSACOG member said he was not aware of any direct disagreements between Jameel an...
Immediate de-escalation need of the hour: India on escalating tensions between Israel and Gaza
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Immediate de-escalation need of the hour: India on escalating tensions between Israel and Gaza

Amid escalating tensions between Gaza and Israel, India on Sunday urged “both sides” to show extreme restraint and refrain from attempts to unilaterally change the existing status-quo, underlining that “immediate de-escalation” is the need of the hour. The UN Security Council held an open meeting on the situation in the Middle East on Sunday, during which UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres termed the tensions as the “most serious escalation” in Gaza and Israel in years. Describing the current hostilities as “utterly appalling”, the UN chief asserted that “fighting must stop. It must stop immediately. Rockets and mortars on one side and aerial and artillery bombardments on the other must stop. I appeal to all parties to heed this call.” India’s Permanent Representative to...
Cyclone Tauktae: Amit Shah reviews preparedness with CMs of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Daman-Diu administrator | India News – Times of India
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Cyclone Tauktae: Amit Shah reviews preparedness with CMs of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Daman-Diu administrator | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Home minister Amit Shah on Sunday reviewed the preparedness against Cyclone Tauktae with the chief ministers of Maharashtra and Gujarat and the administrator of UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, and asked them to ensure that the power supply to hospitals, Covid care facilities and vaccine cold storage chains, or oxygen supplies to critical patients are not disrupted. At the meeting held via video-conference, Shah specifically raised concern over the safety of health facilities that currently house several Covid patients, including those in ICU requiring critical care. Shah directed the district administration to make sure that there is power back-up at all times in hospitals, laboratories, vaccine cold chains and other medical facilities. He suggested that hos...
Nishank receives international honour, dedicates it to Covid warriors – Times of India
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Nishank receives international honour, dedicates it to Covid warriors – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has been honoured with "International Invincible Gold Medal" of 2021. In a statement to the media, Tony Nader, president of Maharshi Organisation world-wide and various Maharshi Universities, said that Nishank has been recognised for his extraordinary commitment and outstanding service to humanity through his writings, social and illustrious public life. The decision was made after due deliberations by a high-powered committee duly constituted under the leadership of Nader, who is the global head of the organisation. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result The statement further praised the relentless efforts and great commitment of Nishank to propagate ancient Vedic values, wisdom and tradi...