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Dickwella, Mendis, Gunathailaka banned for one year, fined 10 million rupees: SLC | Cricket News – Times of India
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Dickwella, Mendis, Gunathailaka banned for one year, fined 10 million rupees: SLC | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket on Friday banned senior players Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka for one year and also imposed a fine of 10 million Sri Lankan rupees on them for breaching COVID-19 protocols on the tour of UK last month. The trio was caught on camera on the streets of Durham during the limited overs series, which was a bio-bubble breach and they were sent back home midway into the tour and were suspended. They also faced a disciplinary committee headed by a retired judge, which recommended two year bans for Mendis and Gunathilaka along with 18-month sanction for Dickwella. However on Friday, the SLC committee decided to ban them from international cricket for one year and six months from domestic cricket. There will also be a suspended sentence of one...
NSO Group blocks some governments from using Pegasus spyware after Israel mounts pressure – Times of India
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NSO Group blocks some governments from using Pegasus spyware after Israel mounts pressure – Times of India

After facing criticisms world wide, the Israeli government reportedly has interfered and pressured NSO Group, the makers of Pegasus spyware, to block some of its clients from using it. NSO Group only sells its Pegasus spyware to “authorised government only”. The Washington Post reported that the company has already blocked five governments from the spyware while another report by NPR claims that more ‘clients’ have been suspended as NSO Group is investigating abuse of Pegasus. “There is an investigation into some clients. Some of those clients have been temporarily suspended," told a source in the company to NPR. israeli government officials recently visited NSO Group’s office in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv, "in order to assess the allegations raised in regards to the company,” as per the d...
Tokyo Olympics: Lovlina Borgohain guarantees India’s second Olympic medal; PV Sindhu enters semis | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo Olympics: Lovlina Borgohain guarantees India’s second Olympic medal; PV Sindhu enters semis | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: Debutant boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) provided the spark that India's Olympic campaign desperately needed with a medal-clinching quarterfinal win, while ace shuttler PV Sindhu re-asserted her status as one of the greats of the sport as the country's athletes enjoyed a largely successful day 7 at the Games on Friday. Borgohain, all of 23 and already a two-time world championship medallist, took a big step in making her own space in the Indian women's boxing's landscape, which has been largely dominated by the iconic MC Mary Kom. She defeated former world champion Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei to become the first among nine Indian boxers in fray here to be assured of at least a bronze. "Isi ladki se 4 baar haar chuki hun (I had lost to her four times earlier), all I wanted to ...
Centre asks states, UTs to conduct special vaccination sessions for destitute, beggars | India News – Times of India
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Centre asks states, UTs to conduct special vaccination sessions for destitute, beggars | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Centre has urged states and union territories to conduct special vaccination sessions for the destitute, beggars and vagabonds who may not have access to self-registration and lack resources for vaccination. In a letter to the chief secretaries of states and the administrators of UTs, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said the state government may take the help of NGOs, civil society organisations and public spirited citizens/volunteers in this endeavour. Bhushan said more than 45 crore vaccine doses have been administered till date. The vaccination drive is people-centric and provisions have been made to make it accessible to all eligible priority groups irrespective of their socioeconomic status, he said in his letter dated July 29. There is a need to keep the focus...
Pakistan’s largest city to undergo partial lockdown to curb virus spread – Times of India
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Pakistan’s largest city to undergo partial lockdown to curb virus spread – Times of India

KARACHI: Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, is to undergo a week-long partial lockdown starting Saturday to curb the spread of the coronavirus Delta variant, as the city’s hospitals are close to saturation levels, the provincial chief minister said on Friday. A day earlier, Pakistan's federal government announced a ban on staff entering public offices, schools, restaurants, transport, shopping malls and air travel without vaccination certificates, despite only 2.7% of the population has had the full two Covid-19 vaccine shots. “I know, people will not be comfortable with lockdown, but it is inevitable we have to bring the numbers down,” Mural Ali Shah, chief minister of Sindh province, told a press conference. During the last 24 hours, Pakistan reported 86 deaths including 14 from Karach...
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California wildfire flares but within line crews have built

Paradise (California), Jul 30 (AP): California's largest wildfire so far this year was flaring up Friday but it was because the flames were chewing through unburned islands of vegetation within a perimeter that firefighters have built, authorities said.The Dixie Fire covered 376 square miles (974 square kilometers) in the mountains of Northern California where 42 homes and other buildings have been destroyed and more than 10,000 are still threatened.The vegetation burning inside the fire on Thursday produced a huge “fire cloud," towering columns of smoke and ash that can pose a danger to firefighters. Residents were given assurances that it had been expected and would happen again but did not mean crews were losing control they have the fire.“There's nothing close to...
Covid vaccine protection highly likely to wane over time, says UK advisers – Times of India
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Covid vaccine protection highly likely to wane over time, says UK advisers – Times of India

LONDON: The protection that vaccines give against coronavirus infection, and potentially severe disease, is highly likely to wane over time so vaccine campaigns will continue for years to come, scientists told the British government's advisory group. "It is highly likely that vaccine induced immunity to SARS-CoV-2 infection, and potentially severe disease (but probably to a lesser extent) will wane over time," according to an executive summary of a document considered by the government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). "It is therefore likely that there will be vaccination campaigns against SARS-CoV-2 for many years to come, but currently we do not know what will be the optimal required frequency for re-vaccination to protect the vulnerable from COVID disease," the sci...
Samsung Galaxy A72 starts receiving August 2021 security update – Times of India
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Samsung Galaxy A72 starts receiving August 2021 security update – Times of India

Samsung has started rolling out the Android 2021 security patch for the Galaxy A72 smartphone. The update arrived soon after the Galaxy A52 update rollout which was surprisingly followed by Galaxy A8 and now it is rolling out to Galaxy A72. The update is currently being rolled out in select regions that include Russia, Ukraine and some nearby regions. A wider rollout is expected to happen over the course of the week. The Android security patch carries firmware number A725FXXU3AUG2. Apart from the security patch, the update also carries some bug fixes. For those who aren’t aware, the previous update for Galaxy A72 brought a couple of features to the smartphone such as camera update, call quality improvement, face recognition improvements and more. If you are a Galaxy A72 owner and happen...
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Why this Tokyo Olympics question had some Chinese netizens blaming Apple’s Siri – Times of India

It looks like Apple’s voice assistant has been the target of anger of some Chinese social media users. According to a report by South Morning China Post, a technical glitch led to Siri not able to respond to the simple question “how many medals China has won at Tokyo Olympics”. The report says that users took to Weibo, China’s popular social media platform, and posted screenshots of Siri not able to tell them how many medals China had won. One image posted revealed that Japan had 11 gold medals, China and US had 10 medals. However, Siri couldn’t read out the number of China’s medals. According to online report, it was a technical glitch earlier this week which led to this. Siri could read out the name of only one country if two countries had the same amount of gold medals, which was the...
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Gangster Kala Jathedi arrested from UP’s Saharanpur

The Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested gangster Sandeep alias Kala Jathedi from Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur. Police said more than 25 murders have been executed by Jathedi’s gang at his behest in Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Haryana in the last 11 months. On July 11, The Indian Express had reported that months after claiming that gangster Jathedi was operating from abroad, the Delhi Police Special Cell had found that he was, in fact, most likely in Haryana. DCP (Special Cell) Manishi Chandra said Jathedi was arrested from Saharanpur and further investigations were on. Police said Jathedi, who faces the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), is a close aide of gangster Lawrence Vishnoi, and allegedly operates a syndicate of over 100 criminals. On ...
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian mixed relay team finishes 8th, bows out of Games | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian mixed relay team finishes 8th, bows out of Games | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: India's mixed relay team finished last in heat with their season-best time of 3:19.93 in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. The Indian quartet of Muhammad Anas Yahiya, Revathi Veeramani, Subha Venkatesan, and Rajiv Arokia finished eighth in the heat to bow out of the quadrennial event. "#Athletics Update India's Mixed Relay team finish 8th in their heats with the season-best time of 3:19.93," SAIMedia tweeted. #Athletics Update India's Mixed Relay team finish 8th in their heats with the season-best time of 3:19.93.#Cheer4India— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) 1627644194000Earlier in the day, MP Jabir failed to qualify for the semi-finals in the men's 400m hurdles. Running in heat fifth, Jabir finished seventh in the seven players field with a timing of 50.77. Also, Avinash Mukund Sable failed to ...
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Kerala Records Over 20K Fresh Covid-19 Cases For Fourth Day In Row; Central Team Reaches State

Trivandrum: Covid-19 cases in the southern state of Kerala was recorded at 20,772 in the last 24 hours. It touched the 20,000 fresh covid cases mark for the fourth day in a row. According to the government's press release, Kerala's caseload touched 33,70,137 while fatalities hit 16,701.The worst-affected districts were - Malappuram with 3,670 cases, Kozhikode with 2,470, Ernakulam with 2,306, Thrissur with 2,287, Palakkad with 2,070, Kollam with 1,415, Alappuzha with 1,214, Kannur with 1,123, Thiruvananthapuram with 1,082, and Kottayam with 1030 cases.The total number of people that were cured was 14,651, taking the total recoveries to 31,92,104. Kerala reports 20,772 new #COVID19 cases, 14,651 recoveries and 116 deaths in the last 24 hours. Positivity rate is at 13....
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Kerala Records Over 20K Fresh Covid-19 Cases For Fourth Day In Row; Central Team Reaches State

Trivandrum: Covid-19 cases in the southern state of Kerala was recorded at 20,772 in the last 24 hours. It touched the 20,000 fresh covid cases mark for the fourth day in a row. According to the government's press release, Kerala's caseload touched 33,70,137 while fatalities hit 16,701.The worst-affected districts were - Malappuram with 3,670 cases, Kozhikode with 2,470, Ernakulam with 2,306, Thrissur with 2,287, Palakkad with 2,070, Kollam with 1,415, Alappuzha with 1,214, Kannur with 1,123, Thiruvananthapuram with 1,082, and Kottayam with 1030 cases.The total number of people that were cured was 14,651, taking the total recoveries to 31,92,104. Kerala reports 20,772 new #COVID19 cases, 14,651 recoveries and 116 deaths in the last 24 hours. Positivity rate is at 13....
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556 families relocated in Mahad and Poladpur tehsils, relief work underway

As many as 556 families of the 15,000 families affected by flooding in Mahad and Poladpur tehsils in Raigad district, which saw 95 deaths last week, were relocated to safer areas. The families of 42 deceased people have each received an aid amount of Rs 4 lakh. According to a report by the Raigad district administration, 84 people died due to landslide in Taliye village, six died in Sakhar Sutar vadi village and five died due to landslide in Kevnale village in Poladpur tehsil. At least 14,368 families from Mahad and 751 families from Poladpur were affected by the floods, of which 116 families (416 people) from Mahad and 440 families (1,640 people) from Poladpur had to be relocated to safer places. The report states that 1.59 lakh consumer units were affected by power cuts a...
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विवाद के बीच असम के मुख्यमंत्री ने कहा, मिजोरम न जाएं लोग वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

असम-मिजोरम सीमा पर सप्ताह के शुरुआत में हुई हिंसा के बाद दोनों राज्यों के बीच स्थिति अब भी तनावपूर्ण बनी हुई है. आज असम के लोगों को राज्य सरकार ने सलाह दी है कि वे मिजोरम की यात्रा न करें. सरकार ने कहा है कि असम की जनता की सुरक्षा के लिए कोई खतरा मोल नहीं किया जा सकता. इस सप्ताह के शुरुआत में दोनों राज्यों के विवादित सीमा क्षेत्र पर हिंसा भड़की थी. इस हिंसा में छह पुलिसकर्मियों और एक आम नागरिक ने अपनी जान गंवाई थी. Source link ...
apple:  Apple’s GarageBand brings sound packs from Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga and others – Times of India
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apple: Apple’s GarageBand brings sound packs from Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga and others – Times of India

Apple’s music creation app GarageBand for iOS and iPadOS has added all-new Sound Packs from some of today’s popular music artists and producers. For the first time, users can learn the art of remixing right within the app with two all-new Remix Sessions offering step-by-step video instruction and featuring hit songs from Grammy Award-winning artists Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga, said Apple. Each session includes inspirational videos from each artist telling the stories behind their hit songs “Break My Heart” (Dua Lipa) and “Free Woman” (Lady Gaga), as well as step-by-step remix instructions led by an Apple Retail Creative Pro using a GarageBand Live Loops version of each song. During these sessions, anyone can interact with these hits just as an artist would in the studio, hearing isolated vo...
Manohar Lal Khattar: Will completely implement new education policy by 2025 | India News – Times of India
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Manohar Lal Khattar: Will completely implement new education policy by 2025 | India News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said the state government will completely implement the new National Education Policy by 2025 and try to bring the school dropout rate to zero. According to an official statement, Khattar said this launching the NEP-2020 in the state. He was addressing the gathering, including academics and students, who joined the launch ceremony held in Panchkula digitally. "The NEP-2020 will be completely implemented by the year 2025. Although the deadline for its implementation is till 2030, Haryana will achieve this target five years in advance," Khattar said. He said Haryana aims that by 2025 school dropout rate comes to zero. Along with education and employment, the NEP aims to make students cultured and "atmanirbhar" so that they c...
The real story of pornography in India – Times of India
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The real story of pornography in India – Times of India

According to Indian law, you cannot go to jail for watching porn, but you can be arrested for distributing or making pornographic content. That is the basic understanding by which the entire country, including the police, lawyers, judiciary, and of course the filmmakers operate. But the actual practical applications of the written law are both grey and blurry. Employing legal jargon, Section 67A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 says that, “Publication, transmission, and causing to be transmitted and published in electronic form any material containing sexually explicit act or conduct, is punishable with an imprisonment up to 5 years and fine up to 10 lakhs”. So, if you’re caught selling or commercialising porn, you can be jailed and fined heavily. The most talked-about infringe...
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Video | Time To Focus On Education Recovery?

Education at all levels has been ravaged by COVID-19. The digital divide in India means that a huge number of children are nowhere close to being able to afford a data connection or a smart phone to get an online education. For the students who are attending online classes, the mental impact is immense. This brings us to the big question on the Big Fight - is it time to reopen schools now, and should vaccines for kids be a prerequisite to reopening schools? Source link
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Saline nasal washing: An effective measure to treat nasal blockage

Do you have sniffles or a blocked nose? All of these can be symptoms of common cold and allergic conditions. While these are seasonal ailments, sometimes, environmental allergies, inflammations and infections can lead to chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and sinusitis (inflammation or swelling of the cavities around the nasal passages). Some people may also suffer from perennial allergic rhinitis, a chronic allergic condition that stays through the year, resulting in nasal congestion and a runny nose.  It is quite prevalent to depend on antibiotics, expectorants or mucus thinning medicines and fever reduction medicines to deal with these issues. And when it comes to medication, it is recommended to take the cue from doctors, who often prescribe medicines for a lim...