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Home minister Amit Shah speaks to all chief ministers, seeks their views on lockdown | India News – Times of India
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Home minister Amit Shah speaks to all chief ministers, seeks their views on lockdown | India News – Times of India

File photoNEW DELHI: Home minister Amit Shah on Thursday spoke to all chief ministers on the lockdown in force to contain the spread of Covid-19. He is said to have elicited their views on the way ahead after the fourth phase of lockdown ends on May 31. Shah's discussions with the chief ministers are likely to shape the Centre's anti-Covid-19 strategy in the days ahead. Sources indicate that the Centre may essentially leave it to the states/UTs to decide on the curbs post-May 31, barring a limited 'national' list of prohibited activities such as international passenger flights and reopening of schools and colleges. Shah's consultation with the chief ministers come against the backdrop of Cabinet secretary holding a meeting with chief secretaries earlier in the day to review the Covid-19...
Govt Launches Instant Allotment Of E-PAN Facility Through Aadhaar; All You Need To Know
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Govt Launches Instant Allotment Of E-PAN Facility Through Aadhaar; All You Need To Know

The launch of the instant PAN facility is yet another step by the Income Tax Department towards Digital India, thereby creating further ease of compliance for the taxpayers. By : IANS | 28 May 2020 11:25 PM (IST) As on May 25, a total of 50.52 crore PANs have been allotted to the taxpayers. (Representative Image/ Getty) New Delhi: In line with the announcement made in the Union Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday launched the facility for instant allotment of PAN on near to real-time basis.A government statement said that the facility is now available for those PAN applicants who possess a valid Aadhaar number and have a mobile number registered with Aadhaar. T...
Olympic champion Rudisha out for 16 weeks after ankle fracture | More sports News – Times of India
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Olympic champion Rudisha out for 16 weeks after ankle fracture | More sports News – Times of India

File Pic: David Rudisha (Getty Images)NAIROBI: Two-time Olympic and world 800m record holder David Rudisha will be sidelined for 16 weeks after fracturing his left ankle. The 31-year-old Rudisha twisted his left ankle at his rural home in Kilgoris, western Kenya on May 19, and his doctor said closer examination revealed the fracture. "We were able to perform the operation today and the athlete will spend the night for further observations tomorrow," Victor Bargoria, an ortheopedic surgeon, told AFP, adding it would be 16 weeks before he was able to start training again. Rudisha, who won the 2012 London Olympics in a world record time of 1:40.91, was on track for a comeback after a recurrent knee injury prevented him from competing in the Doha world championships last September. Rudisha ...
PMC, PCMC to help PMPML pay 2,200 daily wage workers
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PMC, PCMC to help PMPML pay 2,200 daily wage workers

Written by Manoj Dattatreya More | Pune | Updated: May 29, 2020 9:50:08 am The PCMC has also said it will provide work to those daily wage earners who stay in its jurisdiction. (Representational) AFTER 2,200 daily wage workers were asked to sit home with salary cuts of up to 80 per cent by the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd (PMPML), the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) have stepped forward to provide financial aid to the transport undertaking so that it can pay the salaries of April and May to these workers. The PCMC has also said it will provide work to those dail...
Chhattisgarh: Three children die in quarantine in last 48 hours
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Chhattisgarh: Three children die in quarantine in last 48 hours

Written by Gargi Verma | Raipur | Updated: May 29, 2020 7:17:32 am Migrant labourers walk to their home states amid the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. (File Photo/Jasbir Malhi) Three girls, including two infants, died over the last 48 hours in three separate quarantine centres across Chhattisgarh, with officials saying that two of the deaths were caused by asphyxiation while the children were being fed. The third child, a four-month-old who died Thursday, had been ill for the last few days, and her Covid test result is awaited. The other two died on Wednesday, including an 18-month-old and three...
#PoojaMustApologizeSamantha Trends On Twitter After Pooja Hegde’s ‘Hacked’ Instagram Account Shares Post On Samantha Akkineni
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#PoojaMustApologizeSamantha Trends On Twitter After Pooja Hegde’s ‘Hacked’ Instagram Account Shares Post On Samantha Akkineni

Pooja Hegde's 'hacked' Instagram account took a dig at Samantha Akkineni's looks, which irked her fans. By : ABP News Bureau | 28 May 2020 11:18 PM (IST) New Delhi: Pooja Hegde, who made her Bollywood debut with ‘Mohenjo Daro’ opposite Hrithik Roshan, took to Twitter to inform her followers that her Instagram account was hacked.  The ‘Housefull 4’ actress had requested her fans to not reveal any personal information or accept any invitations.“Hi guys, so I’ve been informed by my team that my insta account has been hacked and my digital team is helping me with it. Please do not accept any invitations or pass out any personal information out to the person asking. Thank you,” Pooja wrote on th...
Kargil: 17 new cases of Covid-19 detected in Ladakh
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Kargil: 17 new cases of Covid-19 detected in Ladakh

Updated : 28 May 2020 11:15 PM (IST) The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continues to grow across the country. Now, 17 new cases have been detected in the Kargil sector of Ladakh. The union territory now has 70 confirmed cases. However, most of them have recovered and no deaths have been reported in the union territory so far. Meanwhile, the total cases in India have crossed 1 lakh 58 thousand with over 4500 deaths. However, over 67,500 have recovered from the pandemic. Source link
‘Committed To Peace Since 1993’: India Reminds China Of Past Agreements Amid Ladakh Standoff
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‘Committed To Peace Since 1993’: India Reminds China Of Past Agreements Amid Ladakh Standoff

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava, in an online media briefing on Thursday, reminded China of the several bilateral agreements inked by the two in past to resolve border related issues. By : ABP News Bureau | 28 May 2020 11:13 PM (IST) As of now, situation at the India-China border in Ladakh remains stiff. (File Photo/ Getty) New Delhi: Over the past two weeks, Indian Army and Chinese troops are engaged in a standoff in the highly sensitive western sector of Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), where China's People's Liberation Army has beefed up its military assets by reportedly moving two brigades along the Galwin Valley and Pangong Tso Lake r...
Google Launches ‘Scam Spotter’ Programme To Spot & Stop Covid-19 Frauds
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Google Launches ‘Scam Spotter’ Programme To Spot & Stop Covid-19 Frauds

Google has launched a new programme to identify scammers who are using the Covid-19 crisis, to defraud people via online transactions. By : IANS | 28 May 2020 11:12 PM (IST) San Francisco: Google on Thursday launched a new programme called Scam Spotter to spot and stop scammers who are exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic with alarming speed, taking advantage of fear and uncertainty.The programme simplifies expert advice with three rules when you receive a suspicious phone call or message to figure out if it's a scam.The three rules are: "Slow it down, spot check and stop! Don't send."The company also unveiled a new website ScamSpotter.org.According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), peo...
Jamia: Delhi court says probe seems ‘targeted’
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Jamia: Delhi court says probe seems ‘targeted’

Written by Anand Mohan J | New Delhi | Published: May 29, 2020 4:32:44 am Tanha (24) was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell on May 20 under Section 13 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with the riots in Northeast Delhi in February. A Delhi court, while sending arrested Jamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha to judicial custody, has remarked that “the investigation seems to be targeted only towards one end”. Tanha (24) was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell on May 20 under Section 13 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with the r...
Mumbai: 3 arrested for cyber fraud
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Mumbai: 3 arrested for cyber fraud

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 29, 2020 4:30:53 am The complainant later found the company had not sent the email and it was an attempt to defraud him. (Representational Photo) Three persons have been arrested in connection with a cyber crime attack where a south Mumbai-based medical equipment supplier was targetted. The accused – Santosh Jha (35), Kadir Ali (51) and Moses Tula (54) – had used the “man-in-the-middle attack”, also known as a hijack attack where scammers secretly relay and possibly alter the communication between two parties who believe that they are directly communicat...
An ‘explosion’ that deterred a repeat of Pulwama | Master Stroke (28/05/20)
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An ‘explosion’ that deterred a repeat of Pulwama | Master Stroke (28/05/20)

Updated : 28 May 2020 10:49 PM (IST) A Pulwama-like fidayeen attack has been foiled in Jammu and Kashmir by Indian security forces. The forces seized a car laden with explosive and then later destroyed it in a controlled explosion. The car used had a fake registration plate which actually belonged to a bike. The car seized was reportedly laden with 40 kg of explosives.The attack was reportedly planned by Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba in collaboration. The seized was later destroyed in a controlled explosion. Source link
Vivo TWS Neo true wireless earphones get listed online ahead of launch – Times of India
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Vivo TWS Neo true wireless earphones get listed online ahead of launch – Times of India

BBK-owned smartphone brand Vivo is set to launch its truly wireless headphones as the company has listed them on their official website. The company has listed them on the official China website with images. Although the price is listed as CNY 9999, it is unlikely that the device will be priced this highly. Called the Vivo TWS Neo true wireless earphones, these earphones come with 14.2mm drivers and offer support for Qualcomm aptX Bluetooth codec. From the images, it can be seen that they offer stem-design in a round casing. There seem to be two colour options in which the company may launch its TWS Neo true wireless earphones — Blue and White. As of now, there is no report about Vivo bringing them to India but it is likely as all other OEMs too are offering their products in the truly ...
Ricciardo’s talks with F1 powerhouse
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Ricciardo’s talks with F1 powerhouse

Many Formula 1 fans Down Under had hoped Daniel Ricciardo would launch from the struggling Renault up into the highly-coveted Ferrari seat following Sebastian Vettel’s bombshell departure.The Aussie superstar fell from the front of the grid to struggling in the middle of the pack and when the Ferrari seat became available it was seen as his way to compete for titles again.Of course we now know he’s signed on with McLaren, a move up from Renault still, but it has since emerged that Ricciardo did in fact have talks with the Formula 1 powerhouse team Ferrari about being in the seat for them next season.The 30-year-old detailed how talks with the most famous team on the grid had been ongoing from years prior and they engaged again following Vettel’s departure.“There have been discussions al...
After bribery allegations against cops, man moves writ petition in Bombay HC
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After bribery allegations against cops, man moves writ petition in Bombay HC

Written by Mohamed Thaver | Mumbai | Published: May 29, 2020 4:11:39 am He later approached the Bombay HC and sought direction that no coercive action be taken against him pending hearing. (File) A writ petition has been moved before the Bombay High Court on Wednesday seeking an FIR be registered against three Mumbai Police crime branch officers, one of whom was transferred to a “side posting”, in connection with a bribery case. The petitioner has claimed that he was arrested by the police and threatened with third-degree torture after he refused to pay money to the three officers in an alleged cheating case. A charg...
US lines up sanctions, expulsions to punish China – Times of India
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US lines up sanctions, expulsions to punish China – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Expulsion of Chinese students and researchers from American universities and sanctions against Chinese officials are among the steps being considered by the Trump administration as Washington ties with Beijing continue to slide downhill. The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has now crossed the grim milestone of 100,000 lives lost. "All over the world the CoronaVirus, a very bad "gift" from China, marches on. Not good!" US President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday as US lawmakers voted 413-1 to send him a legislation that if he signs could result in sanctions against Chinese officials for the detention and torture of Uighur Muslims in the country’s western region of Xinjiang. All over the World the CoronaVirus, a very bad “gift” from China, marches on. Not good!— Don...
ambrane:  Ambrane launches ‘Beats Duo’ TWS earbuds at Rs 3,299 – Times of India
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ambrane: Ambrane launches ‘Beats Duo’ TWS earbuds at Rs 3,299 – Times of India

Ambrane has launched True Wireless ‘Beats Duo’ earbuds at a price tag of Rs 3,299. The TWS earbuds come with a claimed 29 hours of playtime along with Siri/Google Assistant support. The product is already available on ecommerce portals Amazon and Flipkart. It comes with 12-months warranty. The ‘Beats Duo’ earbuds come in Black colour. The true wireless stereo earbuds are compatible with all smartphones - both Android and iPhone. They feature Bluetooth 5.0 technology with a claimed connectivity range of upto 10 metres. The brand claims that the earbuds can give up to 29 hours of total playtime, when used with a charging case. Beats Duo come equipped with high fidelity sound drivers that are said to offer HD sound. Unlike other earbuds which have a single microphone, each earbud of Beats ...
Virat Kohli right guy to take Indian cricket forward, Ben Stokes is best cricketer now: Ian Botham | Cricket News – Times of India
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Virat Kohli right guy to take Indian cricket forward, Ben Stokes is best cricketer now: Ian Botham | Cricket News – Times of India

Virat Kohli and Ben Stokes (Getty Images)LONDON: Legendary English all-rounder Ian Botham says captain Virat Kohli is the "right guy" to take Indian cricket forward but rates Ben Stokes as the world's best player at the moment. "Virat takes the game to the opposition, he takes a stand for his players. I would have loved to play against him. He is the right guy to take Indian cricket forward," Botham said during an online chat session with Playwrite Foundation. One of the game's finest all-rounders, Botham has represented England with distinction during a stellar career, the highlight of which was heroics in the 1981 Ashes series. Botham had his take on the debate around the best all-rounder between former player Andrew Flintoff and England's World Cup hero Ben Stokes. "Ben (Stokes) is b...
WhatsApp, TikTok, PUBG Most Used Apps Among School Students In Maharashtra: Survey
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WhatsApp, TikTok, PUBG Most Used Apps Among School Students In Maharashtra: Survey

A survey has revealed that WhatsApp and Tiktok to be the most used apps by school students in Maharashtra. By : IANS | 28 May 2020 09:59 PM (IST) Mumbai: At least 80 percent of school students in Maharashtra aged between 10-17 do not report cybercrimes they face online to their parents, teachers and the police, a new survey revealed on Thursday.The study done with 1,148 children studying in the 6th-9th standard across 18 schools in Maharashtra, found that 33 percent students deleted content due to which they were targeted for cybercrimes, while 31 percent informed their friends about it.The survey by a non-profit startup Responsible Netism and Cyber Peace Foundation, Maharashtra State Co...
Videos of locusts in Mumbai go viral, officials debunk claim
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Videos of locusts in Mumbai go viral, officials debunk claim

Swarms of locusts crossed into Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh from eastern Maharashtra on Thursday afternoon, a senior agriculture department official said.The pests were sighted over Sondya village in Tumsar tehsil of Bhandara district of Maharashtra around 1 pm, said Divisional Joint Director of Agriculture Ravi Bhosle.The swarms then crossed the Bavanthadi river and reached Balaghat district, he told PTI."Officials of agriculture and revenue departments of Madhya Pradesh and scientists of regional IPM (Integrated Pest Management) centers spoke with officials in Bhandara and took a stock of the situation," Bhosle said."Our staff in the border area is keeping a watch on the locusts' movement in case they re-enter Maharashtra," he added.Earlier in the day, officials had said that t...