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Day: May 12, 2020

Amid tension on Ladakh LAC, IAF sent Su-30s, Army says no build-up
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Amid tension on Ladakh LAC, IAF sent Su-30s, Army says no build-up

Written by Sushant Singh , Man Aman Singh Chhina | Chandigarh, New Delhi | Updated: May 13, 2020 6:58:20 am The area under Indian control is manned by an infantry battalion but additional troops remain on alert for any contingency. A week after Indian and Chinese troops came to blows in a disputed area near Pangong Tso, a lake in eastern Ladakh, and IAF fighters took to the air, tensions remain high in the region. Troops on either side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) have been on high alert though there has been “disengagement” after the incident on May 5-6 night near an area known as Finger 5 on the nor...
Jailed activist’s wife writes to Mumbai top cop, CJ after police visit her home
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Jailed activist’s wife writes to Mumbai top cop, CJ after police visit her home

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 13, 2020 5:14:34 am Gonsalves was arrested in 2018 along with eight others including Arun Ferriera, Surendra Gadling, Varavara Rao, Mahesh Raut, Sudha Bharadwaj and Shoma Sen by the Pune police. (AP photo) Activist Vernon Gonsalves’ wife, advocate Susan Abraham, has written to the Mumbai Police commissioner and Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court stating that while her husband is lodged in Taloja jail in connection with the Elgaar Parishad case, police officers from the crime branch visited their home, making inquiries about his whereabouts. Gonsalves...
Maharashtra: In Dahanu, villagers struggle to find work under NREGA
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Maharashtra: In Dahanu, villagers struggle to find work under NREGA

Written by Kavitha Iyer | Mumbai | Published: May 13, 2020 5:07:57 am Lobo’s letter to the Collector has asked for sufficient employment to be provided immediately to all workers, and also payment of unemployment allowance until then. (Representational) Of 7,617 persons in Palghar’s Dahanu taluka who sought work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) since the imposition of the lockdown, only 68 were given employment as of May 10. These were applications for work under the flagship employment guarantee scheme submitted to village gram sevaks in writing or via WhatsApp through the i...
Goods train derails on konkan railway: Labour shortage, tricky terrain, heat slow restoration work
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Goods train derails on konkan railway: Labour shortage, tricky terrain, heat slow restoration work

Written by Iram Siddique | Mumbai | Published: May 13, 2020 5:01:56 am The Rajdhani Express bound for Thiruvananthapuram that will leave New Delhi on Wednesday is set to pass through the route on Thursday. (ANI/Representational) Soaring temperature, shortage of labour and tricky terrain has slowed the pace of restoration of derailed wagons and one-kilometre track near Khed on Konkan Railway, obstructing the movement trains, including Shramik specials, on the route. Officials said they were racing against time to restore the tracks by Tuesday midnight. The Rajdhani Express bound for Thiruvananthapuram that will leave ...
IAS officer Manoj Ahuja appointed new CBSE Chairperson – Times of India
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IAS officer Manoj Ahuja appointed new CBSE Chairperson – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a major administrative level reshuffle at the Centre, IAS officer Manoj Ahuja has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), it was announced on Tuesday. Ahuja was among the 19 appointments that were approved by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet on Tuesday. A 1990 batch Odisha cadre officer who is currently serving as Special Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, he will replace Anita Karwal. The Board functions under the overall supervision of the controlling authority which is vested with the Secretary, School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development. Among the other major challenge in front of the new chairperson will be to complete the annual board examination process ...
Centre plans to take states’ views in categorising zones
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Centre plans to take states’ views in categorising zones

Written by Abantika Ghosh | New Delhi | Updated: May 13, 2020 7:31:32 am CRPF personnel undertakes a patrolling while sanitisation being carried out inside a containment zone of sector 30 in Chandigarh After several chief ministers demanded more authority in classifying zones in their jurisdiction during the video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, the Centre now plans to involve states and seek their views in drawing up the list of green, orange and red zones. “We have asked states to share their inputs and views with us. These will be factored in the next list,” a senior government functionary ...
Maharashtra: 1,026 new coronavirus cases, over 5,000 fully recover
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Maharashtra: 1,026 new coronavirus cases, over 5,000 fully recover

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 13, 2020 4:41:40 am Mumbai, with 426 more people testing positive, reached 14,947 cases on Tuesday. Of the 53 people who succumbed, 29 were men and 24 women. (Representational) Maharashtra witnessed 50 Covid-19 deaths in a single day for the second time this week, with Tuesday recording 53 deaths. With this, at least 921 people have succummed to the virus so far across the state. Mumbai accounted for 28 deaths on Tuesday, its highest single-day toll until now. At least 1,026 new cases were recorded in Maharashtra, taking its overall count to 24,427. The state, which had recorde...
Pakistan’s many senior cricketers set to be dropped from central contracts list – Times of India
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Pakistan’s many senior cricketers set to be dropped from central contracts list – Times of India

KARACHI: Senior players including former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir will either be dropped or demoted in the new central contracts to be given by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday. A source in the PCB told PTI that head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq and chief executive officer Wasim Khan had sent the final list of contracted players to the chairman Ehsan Mani for approval. "Wasim and Misbah met today and finalised the list and have submitted it to the chairman," the source said. Wasim has said that the board is announcing the new central contracts early this year to end any insecurity among players created by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He said the board wanted the players to feel comfortable and know they will not be hurt financially by ...
Vivo V19 launched at a starting price of Rs 27,990, here’s how it compared with its predecessor – Times of India
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Vivo V19 launched at a starting price of Rs 27,990, here’s how it compared with its predecessor – Times of India

Specifications Vivo V19 Vivo V17 Price Rs 27,990 (8GB + 128GB)Rs 31,990 (8GB + 256GB) Rs 22,990 (8GB+128GB) Display 6.44-inch (2400×1080 pixels) FHD+ Super AMOLED 6.4-inch (2400x1080 pixels) FHD+ Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 RAM 8GB 8GB Storage 128GB/256GB 128GB Front camera 32MP + 8MP 32MP Rear camera 48MP (primary) + 8MP (ultra-wide) + 2MP (depth) + 2MP (macro) 48MP (primary) + 8MP (ultra-wide) + 2MP (depth) + 2MP (macro) Battery 4500mAh battery with 33W FlashCharge 2.0 support 4500mAh with 18W fast charging support Operating system Funtouch OS 10 based on Android 10 Funtouch OS 9.2 based on Android 9 Connectivity options Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, 4G, VoLTE Wi-Fi,...
Nokia 125 and Nokia 150 feature phones launched – Times of India
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Nokia 125 and Nokia 150 feature phones launched – Times of India

HMD Global, the company that owns the right to sell and manufacture Nokia branded handsets, has launched two feature phones — Nokia 125 and Nokia 150 today. Nokia 125 price and specsThe Nokia 125 comes in two colour options, Charcoal Black and Powder White at $24. In terms of specs, the Nokia 125 offers a 2.4-inch QVGA display and packs a 1020mAh battery. It runs on the Series 30+ operating system and is powered by a MediaTek processor with 4MB RAM and 4MB storage. The model offers a VGA camera with flash. Nokia 150 price and specsThe Nokia 125 comes in three colour options, Red, Cyan and Black at $29. It feature phone allows users to store tracks using the MP3 player with up to 32GB of expandable storage. In terms of specs, the Nokia 150 offers a 2.4-inch QVGA display and packs a 102...
Instagram rolls out ‘Support Small Business’ sticker in India: Here’s what it does – Times of India
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Instagram rolls out ‘Support Small Business’ sticker in India: Here’s what it does – Times of India

Photo-sharing app Instagram has announced a new ‘Support Small Business’ sticker in order to promote and safeguard the interests of small-scale business owners across the world — and is available in India also. Using this sticker automatically clubs together all the Stories that make use of it. All these stories appear in a shared Instagram story, so more people can discover more small businesses. This will appear under the ‘Support Small’ story icon that appears on the top of your Instagram feed — right before all the other stories. Back in March, the app launched a ‘Stay Home’ sticker in which it also adopted the same approach. When the sticker is added to a Story, it can be featured in the “Stay Home” story. Once you tap the “Stay Home” story, you can see all the featured stories t...
Microsoft launches Family Safety app: Here’s what it does – Times of India
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Microsoft launches Family Safety app: Here’s what it does – Times of India

Satya Nadella-led Microsoft has launched a new Family Safety app that is designed for parents to manage the screen time for their kids. The app was first announced in March and is now available as part of a limited preview on iOS and Android. Using this app, parents can not only see the amount of time their kids spend on their devices but also monitor the type of content they are viewing. The app even provides transparency on where everyone is spending time online and offers flexible schedules that allows users to dedicate more time to certain things like online learning. It also offers location sharing, and in the future is set to get additional physical safety features such as safe driving. Through the app, kids will also be able to see the same activity reports their parents see, so...
Pace generation from short run-up makes Bumrah injury prone: Holding – Times of India
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Pace generation from short run-up makes Bumrah injury prone: Holding – Times of India

MUMBAI: With his short run-up, Jasprit Bumrah makes it extremely difficult for batsmen to measure his pace but the Indian pacer' body may not hold for long because of that approach, reckons West Indies' fast bowling great Michael Holding. Holding, who completed the famous West Indies' pace quartet along with Malcolm Marshall, Joel Garner and Andy Roberts, said Bumrah's ability to hit the deck hard with short run up is unique. "Bumrah hits the deck hard and that creates more problem. And especially with that short run, it is difficult for batsmen to formulate in their minds the pace at which that ball is coming," Holding said on the 'Sony Ten Pit Stop' show aired on channel's Facebook page. "People talk about bowlers who hit the deck hard and bowlers who just skid off the surface. Malc...
Head constable on way to work mowed down by truck
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Head constable on way to work mowed down by truck

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 13, 2020 3:45:54 am A senior police officer said that the truck driver tried to flee but was stopped by locals who handed him over to the police. A 45-year-old police head constable died after he was allegedly hit by a speeding truck in Northwest Delhi, police said on Tuesday. The victim, Ajab Singh, who was working with the Delhi Police for over 15 years, was on his way for night duty at Badarpur police station when the speeding truck, loaded with industrial equipment, allegedly hit him near Azadpur Mandi. A senior police officer said that the truck ...
Electric car sales in Europe jump, but still just 4% of market – Times of India
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Electric car sales in Europe jump, but still just 4% of market – Times of India

FRANKFURT: Registrations of electric cars in Europe jumped 57.4% in the first quarter of 2020, but still only accounted for 4.3% of total registrations, auto industry data showed on Tuesday, as carmakers struggle to meet tough new anti-pollution rules. Overall sales of passenger cars in the European Union, United Kingdom and countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) fell by 52.9% in the same period, when many showrooms were closed due to lockdowns to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the ACEA auto association said. With economies facing deep recessions and consumer confidence plunging, analysts fear it could get harder to persuade drivers to embrace change. Of the 3,054,703 new cars registered in the first three months of the year, 52% were petrol powered and 28% were di...
Trudeau:  Canada coronavirus death toll passes 5,000, Trudeau wants seniors’ care reform – Times of India
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Trudeau: Canada coronavirus death toll passes 5,000, Trudeau wants seniors’ care reform – Times of India

File photoOTTAWA: The Canadian coronavirus death toll passed the 5,000 mark on Tuesday and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said major reforms were needed to seniors' residences, where more than 80% of the victims lived. The public health agency said the number of deaths edged up by 2.9% to 5,049 from 4,906 on Monday, one of the smallest daily gains so far. Canada is the 11th nation to record more than 5,000 deaths from the outbreak. Long-term care homes in Ontario and Quebec - the two most populous of the 10 provinces - have been particularly hard hit. Officials have detailed poor conditions in some residences, where employees earn just the minimum wage. "We've seen heart-breaking tragedies in long-term care facilities and nursing homes right across the country - overworked staff, underst...
Huawei to soon launch a new mid-range 5G smartphone – Times of India
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Huawei to soon launch a new mid-range 5G smartphone – Times of India

Huawei is expected to launch a 5G variant of its mid-range smartphone P40 Lite soon. Back in February, the company announced the toned-down version of P40-series smartphone called P40 Lite and now according to a report by WinFuture, the company might launch a 5G version of the same smartphone, likely to be called as Huawei P40 Lite 5G. Along with this, the smartphone will also come with updated internals and features. According to the report, Huawei’s upcoming 5G smartphone is expected to come with HiSilicon 820Soc launched back in March and a Balong 5G modem same as the premium Kirin 990 SoC. The Kirin 820 processor claims to offer a significant upgrade in terms of performance over the HiSilicon Kirin 810Soc used in the P40 Lite smartphone. WinFuture also claims that the smartphone ...
‘Definitely exhibition game’: Kohli on Chahal batting up the order – Times of India
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‘Definitely exhibition game’: Kohli on Chahal batting up the order – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Yuzvendra Chahal is one of the foremost spinners in the world and a lethal weapon in the Indian bowling arsenal. However, his teammates, and the 29-year-old himself, rarely miss an opportunity to make fun of his abilities, or lack thereof, with the bat. Hence when his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) shared a post of Chahal's knock in the 2008/09 Cooch Behar Trophy in Bengaluru against the Himachal Pradesh U-19 team, RCB and India captain Virat Kohli gave a hilarious reply. RCB pointed out the fact that Chahal had scored 135 and 46 and a total of 281 runs in the tournament. "Fancy playing up the order, Yuzi?" said RCB in their post. a { color: #000; display: block; border-bottom:0; padding: 0 0 18px; box-shadow: 0 1px 3px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, ...
I still have cricket left in me: Suresh Raina tells Rohit Sharma during a live chat – Times of India
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I still have cricket left in me: Suresh Raina tells Rohit Sharma during a live chat – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Having not been a part of the Indian cricket team for close to two years, middle order batsman Suresh Raina expressed his desire to don the Indian jersey again. According to Raina, he still has cricket left in him. "I was correcting myself, I regained fitness after a knee injury and in the process I also passed the yo-yo" test. I put in a lot of hard work to get into the team, big players always supported me during my bad phase and I still have cricket left in me," Raina told his fellow Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma during an Instagram Live session. Rohit added to that saying that Raina should be in the Indian team, saying "we always talk about bringing you (Raina) back into the team but team selection is not in our hands and we should always keep doing the hard work." Rain...
Yuvraj questions India batting coach Rathour’s ability to guide T20 players – Times of India
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Yuvraj questions India batting coach Rathour’s ability to guide T20 players – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday questioned India batting coach Vikram Rathour's ability to guide Indian cricketers in the T20 format. Rathour had replaced Sanjay Bangar as the batting coach last year. "He (Rathour) is my friend ... do you think he can help players of this T20 generation? Has he played cricket at the level to help them?" Yuvraj, who was part of the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup winning teams, said during an Instagram session. Rathour played six Tests and seven ODIs for India between 1996 and 1997. Yuvraj said a player should be dealt with on the basis of his personality. "If I was coach I'll tell goodnight to (Jasprit) Bumrah at 9pm and take Hardik (Pandya) out for a drink at 10pm ... that's how you deal with different personalities." Yuvraj, ...