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Day: May 15, 2020

Migrants forced to walk for miles with infant in arms | Ghanti Bajao
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Migrants forced to walk for miles with infant in arms | Ghanti Bajao

Updated : 15 May 2020 11:27 PM (IST) Incomplete policies and their implementation by the administration have forced migrants to walk on foot for miles carrying small kids in their arms. They are being denied of their basic rights. The Indian Railways has started to run the Shramik Special train from May 1 to transport the stranded migrant workers across the country. Source link
Migrants don’t trust government anymore | Master Stroke Full
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Migrants don’t trust government anymore | Master Stroke Full

The Indian Railways started to run the Shramik Special train from May 1 to transport the stranded migrant workers, students, pilgrims and tourists across the country. Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday took to Twitter and wrote, "Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 1,000 Shramik Special Source link
Sharad Pawar writes to PM Modi, seeks higher MSP for sugar
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Sharad Pawar writes to PM Modi, seeks higher MSP for sugar

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 16, 2020 4:34:44 am In his letter to Modi, sent on Thursday, Pawar sought the Centre’s “urgent intervention” to bail the industry out from the crisis now aggravated by the lockdown. NCP president Sharad Pawar has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an increase in minimum support price (MSP) for sugar ranging from Rs 3,450 to Rs 3,750 with grade-wise increment and pitched for treating sugar mills’ distilleries as strategic business units (SBUs). In a tweet, he also criticised the Aatmanirbhar Bharat package announced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Fr...
Stories Of These Migrant Workers Will Shake You To The Core
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Stories Of These Migrant Workers Will Shake You To The Core

Updated : 15 May 2020 11:03 PM (IST) With no source of income to sustain them, migrant labourers are risking their lives by setting out on a journey on foot on highways during the Coronavirus lockdown. Some of them have arranged for trucks in order to reach their home states. While the pandemic has affected one and all, it has worsened the misery of the migrant labourers. In this video, watch the plight of migrant workers who are returning back home. Source link
Reforms Will Boost Income Of Farmers: PM Modi After FM Sitharaman Unveils Covid-19 Relief Package
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Reforms Will Boost Income Of Farmers: PM Modi After FM Sitharaman Unveils Covid-19 Relief Package

Prime Minister said that the announcements made by the Finance Minister will help the rural economy, our hardworking farmers, fishermen, the animal husbandry and dairy sectors. By : ABP News Bureau | 15 May 2020 11:00 PM (IST) (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who announced his vision of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' (Self-reliant India) earlier this week, hailed Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sithraman for various measures taken to support the farmers and in-turn, revive the economy which slowed down during corona induced  lockdown.Taking to his official Twitter account on Friday, Prime Minister said that the announcements made by the Finance M...
Competitions for students and families to make up for learning loss during lockdown – Times of India
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Competitions for students and families to make up for learning loss during lockdown – Times of India

BHOPAL: To compensate for learning loss and keep students busy during lockdown and summer vacations, the Rajya Shiksha Kendra of Madhya Pradesh has planned to organise week-long competitions for students of government schools. The competitions beginning from May 17 will also involve activities that students can do with their parents, guardians, grandparents as well as teachers. Commissioner RSK, Lokesh Kumar Jatav said that the activities will help children learn life skills along with keeping them engaged during the summer vacations. The activities for the competition will begin with a creative writing competition called 'Lockdown Diary' where students will share their experiences of the lockdown in a creative way. This will be followed by 'Timeless Wisdom' where elderly members of...
Amazon files lawsuit against scammers who dupe Alexa users via fake apps – Times of India
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Amazon files lawsuit against scammers who dupe Alexa users via fake apps – Times of India

Seattle/New Delhi: Amazon has filed a lawsuit against an international ring in Washington State and India that developed a tech support scheme to con people via fake Amazon apps who were looking to set up newly-bought Alexa-enabled Echo smart speakers at home, charging $150 for device protection plans. Amazon alleged that the scam was being run by two tech support companies - Robojap Technologies based in Covington, Washington State, and Quatic Software Solutions based in Zirakpur, Punjab. In a civil lawsuit filed in the federal court in Seattle, the ecommerce giant said that once customers downloaded the fake Amazon-branded apps, "they were prompted to contact a customer support number and could be charged $150 for useless protection plans," reports CNET. "Amazon works hard to protect...
COVID-19: BMC asks MCA to hand over Wankhede Stadium premises – Times of India
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COVID-19: BMC asks MCA to hand over Wankhede Stadium premises – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Friday directed Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) to hand over some facilities of Wankhede Stadium in the southern part of the metropolis to the civic body to create facilities in connection with the novel coronavirus outbreak. In a letter, A Ward Assistant Municipal Commissioner Chanda Jadhav said the "hotel/lodge/clubs/college/exhibition centres/dormitories/marriage hall/gymkhana/banquet hall" must be handed over "with immediate effect". "The said premises will be used for emergency staff of 'A' Ward and quarantine the person whoever is in contact with a positive COVID-19 patient and are not symptomatic," the letter, a copy of which is with PTI, stated. The civic body said the acquisition was of a temporary nature and payments for use...
Donald Trump:  US, China ties in tailspin amid punitive threats; India too caught in the middle – Times of India
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Donald Trump: US, China ties in tailspin amid punitive threats; India too caught in the middle – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to cut off ties with China in response to its role in spreading the coronavirus pandemic as relations between the two largest economies in the world went into a tailspin following a raft of punitive measures by Washington and counter-threats by Beijing. The Trump administration on Friday moved to block shipments of semiconductors to China’s Huawei Technologies even as the US President confirmed he was directing withdrawal of billions of dollars of American pension fund investments in China. In turn, Beijing indicated it is readying countermeasures against U.S. companies like Apple, Boeing, Cisco and Qualcomm which have huge investments in China. Following up his remark that he is not keen to meet or talk to China’s leader Xi J...
THIS throwback picture of Rishi Kapoor fondly looking at wife Neetu Kapoor spells LOVE – Times of India
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THIS throwback picture of Rishi Kapoor fondly looking at wife Neetu Kapoor spells LOVE – Times of India

Riddhima Kapoor Sahni has pulled out some beautiful memories from her family album. She first posted an adorable picture of Rishi Kapoor fondly looking at wife Neetu Kapoor, their loving camaraderie is captured for eternity in this black and white memory. In another post, Riddhima shared a stunning throwback picture of Neetu Kapoor and aptly captioned it as, “Such a beauty”. Earlier this week a prayer meet was held at the Kapoor’s Bandra residence, Alia Bhatt was snapped arriving at the venue with Rishi Kapoor. Riddhima had shared pictures from the same on social media. Randhir Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Babita, Armaan Jain, Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Navya Naveli were in attendance at the intimate prayer meet. Rishi Kapoor had been working on ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ earlier this year and h...
Steve Waugh easily the most selfish cricketer: Shane Warne – Times of India
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Steve Waugh easily the most selfish cricketer: Shane Warne – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Australian spinner Shane Warne on Friday said Steve Waugh was "easily the most selfish cricketer" that he has ever played with. Warne's comment came after a Twitter user posted a video and wrote that "Steve Waugh was involved in 104 run outs in his international career. His batting partner was the victim 73 times, here's the video of those unlucky souls." Replying to the tweet, Warne wrote although he does not hate Waugh, the latter was the most selfish cricketer. "For the record AGAIN & I've said this 1000 times - I do not hate S Waugh at all. FYI - I picked him in my all time best Australian team recently. Steve was easily the most selfish cricketer that I ever played with and this stat.......," Warne tweeted. For the record AGAIN & I’ve said this 1000 time...
‘Can’t stop or monitor their movement on roads’: SC rejects plea seeking relief for migrants
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‘Can’t stop or monitor their movement on roads’: SC rejects plea seeking relief for migrants

Written by Ananthakrishnan G | New Delhi | Published: May 16, 2020 2:31:25 am In this file photo, migrant workers walk along the Maharashtra-Gujarat border to return home. (Express photo by Amit Chakravarty) Coronavirus (Covid-19):  Declining to entertain a public interest litigation seeking directions that District Magistrates identify, shelter, feed and provide free transport to stranded migrant workers or those on the move, the Supreme Court Friday said it was for the states to take action. Justices L Nageswara Rao, S K Kaul and B R Gavai wondered how the court could stop migrants from walking. “How can anybody st...
Kylie Minogue paid $935,000 for Tourism Australia advertisement
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Kylie Minogue paid $935,000 for Tourism Australia advertisement

Kylie Minogue was paid nearly a million dollars for the Matesong tourism campaign to attract British tourists to Australia before it was “paused” after just 10 days on-air.New contract details obtained by news.com.au reveal the pop singer pocketed $935,000 in “talent fees” for the now redundant tourism advertisement.But with international travel now suspended until a COVID-19 vaccine is found, there’s little prospect that the three-minute music video featuring koalas, quokkas, Uluru, skinny dipping beachgoers and cricketer Shane Warne, will air again anytime soon.And unlike “tradie” Scott Cam, who came in for a barrage of criticism for his $347,000 trades ambassadorship after it was revealed he had provided just four social media posts and three videos, it’s not clear whether Ms Minogue...
Delhi Police books landlords for forcing tenants to pay rent in Mukherjee Nagar
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Delhi Police books landlords for forcing tenants to pay rent in Mukherjee Nagar

People living in PGs in the Mukherjee Nagar area, mostly students, have complained that their landlords were insisting on rent. Following the complaints, Delhi Police has registered nine FIRs against some landlords. PTI picture for representationDelhi Police has registered nine FIRs against landlords for forcing their tenants to pay rent and hence, violating the orders issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) amid the lockdown. "If any landlord is forcing labourers and students to vacate their premises, they shall be liable for action under the Disaster Management Act, 2005," the DDMA had said in its March 29 order.All the FIRs have been registered in the Mukherjee Nagar Police Station of north-west district. People living in PGs in the Mukherjee Nagar area, mostly stude...
Know how America is tightening its grip around China | Matrabhumi (15.05.2020)
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Know how America is tightening its grip around China | Matrabhumi (15.05.2020)

Updated : 15 May 2020 08:09 PM (IST) The United Nations of America Senate passed a bill condemning the violation of human rights of Uighur Muslims in China. The residents in Xinjian region are scanned, held captive without any reasons and more. This is another step of America against China and making it kneel.Earlier America warned of cutting off all the supply chains of China which would impact its economy badly. Source link
Delhi HC denies bail to ex-Religare promoter Malvinder Singh
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Delhi HC denies bail to ex-Religare promoter Malvinder Singh

Written by Pritam Pal Singh | New Delhi | Published: May 16, 2020 12:10:37 am Former Ranbaxy promoters Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh. (File Photo) The Delhi High Court Friday denied bail to former Religare Enterprises Ltd co-promoter Malvinder Mohan Singh in a case related to alleged misappropriation of funds at Religare Finvest Ltd (RFL). Malvinder has sought his release, either on bail or parole, on the terms and conditions as the court may consider appropriate. Denying the relief, Justice Anu Malhotra to Malvinder observed there are allegations against Malvinder of the alleged commission of economic offences...
‘I don’t know when my son will be able to see his father again’, says Sania Mirza
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‘I don’t know when my son will be able to see his father again’, says Sania Mirza

Written by Mihir Vasavda , Gaurav Bhatt | New Delhi | Updated: May 16, 2020 8:19:22 am In the lockdown, Sania Mirza’s family is separated into Hyderabad and Sialkot. (Source: File Photo) Like most, the pandemic-induced lockdown has caused a great deal of anxiety for Sania Mirza. But it isn’t just the unknown nature of the virus or being confined indoors that makes the tennis star uneasy. In her case, it is also the fact that her family is separated: Sania and her child Izhaan in Hyderabad, India, and her husband, cricketer Shoaib Malik, in Sialkot, Pakistan. Sania, who returned to the tennis court in January...
Video | ट्रेन के इंतजार में मजदूरों की लंबी कतार
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Video | ट्रेन के इंतजार में मजदूरों की लंबी कतार

मजदूरों के लिए ट्रेनें तो चला दी गई हैं, लेकिन ट्रेन में चढ़ने से पहले मजदूरों को रजिस्ट्रेशन के लिए जद्दोजहद करनी पड़ रही है. रजिस्ट्रेशन हुआ भी तो ट्रेन के इंतजार में मजदूरों को लंबी लाइन लगानी पड़ रही है. Source link
US to get Coronavirus vaccine first from french drug giant Sanofi
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US to get Coronavirus vaccine first from french drug giant Sanofi

Updated : 15 May 2020 05:12 PM (IST) The United States of America will get the vaccine for deadly Coronavirus first of all if the french drug giant succeeds in making it. Firm Sanofi's CEO, Paul Hudson, said that America had the right to get first instalment of COVID-9 vaccine as they invested in such troubled timesEarlier, USA had invested in Sanofi and now is likely to get a beneficial return of the investment. Take a look Source link