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Month: August 2020

On? Off? On: JEE from today, a scramble to reach centres
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On? Off? On: JEE from today, a scramble to reach centres

Written by Gargi Verma | Raipur | Published: September 1, 2020 5:25:24 am Rinu Jhadi, sister Priya, on way to Raipur from Bijapur, a distance of 450 km, in vehicle arranged by government. (Express photo)STUDENTS across Chhattisgarh were on Monday scrambling to get to centres for IIT-JEE Main, to be held between Tuesday and September 6, with transport preparations made by the state government at the last minute, due to the uncertainty over whether the exam would be held, catching many unawares. JEE (Main) is the first national-level entrance test to be held amidst the pandemic. Around 8.58 lakh students are set to appear for it at 660 centres across Ind...
Before 2019 polls, BJP flagged 44 ‘rival’ pages, 14 now off Facebook
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Before 2019 polls, BJP flagged 44 ‘rival’ pages, 14 now off Facebook

Written by Karishma Mehrotra | New Delhi | Updated: September 1, 2020 7:35:20 am In November last year, the BJP also asked Facebook India to re-instate 17 deleted pages and “monetise” two right-leaning news websites — The Chaupal and OpIndia.In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections in January 2019, BJP flagged to Facebook India a list of 44 pages opposed to the party, claiming they were “in violation of expected standards” and carried posts “not in line with facts.’ As of Monday, 14 are no longer on the platform. Pages flagged by the BJP that are on the platform include the official account of the Bhim Army, satire site “We Hate BJP”, unofficial Congre...
Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Season 2: Bigg Boss 13 Winner Sidharth Shukla To Join Co-Contestant Devoleena Bhattacharjee AKA ‘Gopi Bahu’ In Kokilaben’s Show?
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Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Season 2: Bigg Boss 13 Winner Sidharth Shukla To Join Co-Contestant Devoleena Bhattacharjee AKA ‘Gopi Bahu’ In Kokilaben’s Show?

New Delhi: Star Plus’ one of the most popular show 'Saath Nibhaana Saathiya' which went off-air in 2017 after a successful seven year run, is likely to make a comeback with a new season, fresh plot and much more twists and drama. Season 1 was a hit among the audience and makers are hoping to re-create the magic again with some old and some new cast.ALSO READ | Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Season 2: Kokilaben, Gopi Bahu Show To Go On Floors In THIS MonthEarlier it was reported that Devoleena Bhattacharjee aka 'Gopi Bahu' has started shooting for the teaser of the second edition of the show. Now the the gossip mills are buzzing with the rumours that showmakers have approached former Bigg Boss winner Sidharth Shukla to join the cast and once again share the screen with BB13 ...
Why China targeted Ladakh’s Pangong lake after military talks? | Master Stroke Full
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Why China targeted Ladakh’s Pangong lake after military talks? | Master Stroke Full

India's Ministry of Defence said that People's Liberation Army troops had violated the previous consensus arrived during military and diplomatic engagements.China rejected the Indian statement, claiming that instead, Indian troops had "illegally crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on Monday, which is a severe violation of the consensus reached before at the multi-level talks between the two countries," the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theatre Command said on Monday night. Source link
Palghar lynching: One cop dismissed, two others told to quit force
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Palghar lynching: One cop dismissed, two others told to quit force

Written by Srinath Rao | Mumbai | Published: September 1, 2020 5:18:35 am A chargesheet filed by the CID had revealed that after leaving Mumbai, Nilesh had taken interior roads, passing through remote villages, to avoid being detected by the police as the nationwide lockdown was in place.The Maharashtra Police has dismissed one policeman and told two others to resign from the force for failing to protect two sadhus and their driver from being lynched by a mob in Palghar’s Gadchinchle village in April. The action came at the conclusion of the police’s departmental inquiry last week. Suspended assistant inspector Anandrao Kale (43), the former in charge ...
NEET-JEE Row: Students share views & concerns ahead of exams | Ghanti Bajao
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NEET-JEE Row: Students share views & concerns ahead of exams | Ghanti Bajao

Watch this report of Ghanti Bajao to know how parents can take care of their children who will appear for JEE and NEET exams tomorrow. The JEE is to be held from September 1 to 6 while the NEET exam is to be held on September 13.Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not referring to the NEET and JEE examinations on his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', but holding a 'khilone pe charcha' (discussion on toys) instead. Source link
Prashant Bhushan fined Re 1, says case a moment for free speech
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Prashant Bhushan fined Re 1, says case a moment for free speech

Written by Ananthakrishnan G , Apurva Vishwanath | New Delhi | Updated: September 1, 2020 11:00:43 am Prashant Bhushan after the SC verdict Monday. (PTI)The Supreme Court on Monday imposed a token fine of Re 1 on advocate Prashant Bhushan, whom it had last week held guilty of criminal contempt over two tweets. The Bench led by Justice Arun Mishra, and also comprising Justices B R Gavai and Krishna Murari, said it could have imposed a harsher punishment, but it was “showing magnanimity”. The Bench, which had held Bhushan guilty on August 14, asked him to deposit the fine with the Supreme Court registry by September 15, “failing which he shall ...
Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: Gave No Permission To Rhea To Visit Morgue, BMC To Maha Rights Panel
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Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: Gave No Permission To Rhea To Visit Morgue, BMC To Maha Rights Panel

The Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday told the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) that it had not permitted actress Rhea Chakraborty's purported "visit" to the morgue where late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's body was kept. Taking suo moto cognizance of the issue last week, SHRC Acting Chairman's M.A. Sayeed had issued notice to the BMC and Mumbai Police, seeking their explanation by August 31.Pinakin Gujjar, the Dean of R.N. Cooper Hospital, along with a civic Law Officer, appeared before the SHRC and submitted a brief letter, stating that the BMC had not given any permission to the actress to enter the morgue.ALSO READ| Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Anil Deshmukh Forwards Request To CBI To Probe Link Between Filmmaker Sandip Ssingh & ...
Sister wrote to Sushant Singh Rajput on anxiety drugs six days before death
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Sister wrote to Sushant Singh Rajput on anxiety drugs six days before death

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary | New Delhi | Updated: September 1, 2020 8:29:15 am Sushant Singh Rajput’s family has maintained that they had no knowledge of him suffering from any mental illness, and has accused Chakraborty of administering him an overdose of medicines. (File photo)Six days before actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s alleged suicide at his Mumbai home, he and his sister Priyanka had exchanged messages about anxiety and the latter had recommended him some medicines, investigations by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate have found. Priyanka, who is a Supreme Court lawyer, also got a prescription arranged from Delhi when the actor pointed out t...
TikTok Star Mr Faisu To Make Acting Debut With ALTBalaji & ZEE5 Club’s ‘Bang Baang – The Sound Of Crimes’, Watch TEASER
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TikTok Star Mr Faisu To Make Acting Debut With ALTBalaji & ZEE5 Club’s ‘Bang Baang – The Sound Of Crimes’, Watch TEASER

The teaser of the highly anticipated action-thriller franchise ‘Bang Baang – The Sound of Crimes’ was launched and it saw famous TikTok star Mr. Faisu and Ruhi Singh as the lead couple for the show. Many virtual auditions have been conducted in search of the perfect couple and finally, they succeeded and ultimately revealed the adrenalin pumping lead cast - Faisal Shaikh AKA Mr. Faisu (social media influencer) and Ruhi Singh (popular TikTok fame and actress).ALSO READ| ‘Masaba Masaba’ Review: Masaba Gupta And Neena Gupta Ace The Netflix OriginalRuhi Singh is the former Miss India and an actress-model. She has featured in films like ‘Calendar Girls’ and ‘Ishq Forever’. The actress has also starred in web series including ‘Spotlight 2’, ‘Run Away Bride’, and ‘Anti Soci...
Railways may announce more passenger trains soon | India News – Times of India
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Railways may announce more passenger trains soon | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways is likely to announce operation of nearly 100 more passenger trains soon. These would be both inter-state and intra-state trains. Sources said the railway ministry is seeking go ahead from the home ministry. All these trains would be designated as "special trains". Currently, only 230 express trains are being operated, which include 30 Rajdhani type trains. Sources said the timing of these trains won't be changed when railways launches its zero-based time tables next couple of months or in April. The railway ministry had earlier said that more trains would be announced in phases considering the demand and the Covid situation. In fact, earlier plans were deferred. Now with the Unlock 4.0 announced and Metro Rail services starting from September, there is hi...
Minus 23.9 per cent
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Minus 23.9 per cent

By: ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi | Published: September 1, 2020 4:55:01 am Construction, manufacturing and trade, hotels and transport were the worst-hit sectors, recording contractions of 50.3 per cent, 39.3 per cent and 47.0 per cent, respectively. (File)ALREADY in a slowdown before the Covid pandemic, India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth contracted 23.9 per cent in the April-June quarter. This also marked its entry into a recessionary phase this year, data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) Monday showed. Construction, manufacturing and trade, hotels and transport were the worst-hit sectors, recording contractions of 50.3 per cent, 39....
Saath Nibhaana Saathiya’s Original Gopi Bahu Aka Gia Manek APPROACHED For Season Two? HERE’S THE TRUTH
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Saath Nibhaana Saathiya’s Original Gopi Bahu Aka Gia Manek APPROACHED For Season Two? HERE’S THE TRUTH

After a successful seven-year run on Television, Star Plus’ popular show ‘Saath Nibhaana Saathiya’ went off-air in 2017. Though reportedly, Devoleena Bhattacharjee has shot the teaser for the second season, there have been speculations on who all will join the cast in the second season of ‘Saath Nibhana Saathiya’. With many speculative names, recently, the original Gopi Bahu aka Gia Manek brushed off the conjecture and said that she has not been approached for the second season.ALSO READ| Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Season 2: Kokilaben, Gopi Bahu Show To Go On Floors In THIS MonthGia Manek while speaking to a leading daily revealed that she has lived the life of Gopi Bahu and she appreciates that if the makers cast Devoleena for the second season. Gia further went on to ...
Mumbai: JEE & NEET aspirants can board local trains on days of exams
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Mumbai: JEE & NEET aspirants can board local trains on days of exams

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 1, 2020 4:51:52 am While JEE (Main) will be conducted from September 1 to 6, NEET has been scheduled for September 1. (Representational)Students appearing for JEE (Main) and NEET can travel by the local trains that are currently being run by Western Railway (WR) and Central Railway (CR) for those working in the essential sectors. Both WR and CR said on Monday that the admit card of candidates appearing for JEE and NEET would be considered as their entry passes into suburban stations with companions (parents and guardians) on the days of the exams. While JEE (Main) will be conducted from Septembe...
Maharashtra: Koshyari pays tribute to Mukherjee
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Maharashtra: Koshyari pays tribute to Mukherjee

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: September 1, 2020 1:42:34 pm Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. (File)Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Monday expressed condolences on the demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi. “Pranab Mukherjee belonged to the small league of distinguished politicians in the post-Independence India who left an indelible imprint in public life with sheer intellect, efficiency, organisational competence, vast experience and statesmanship. During the last five decades, Pranab da enhanced the stature and prestige of every position that he held in public life, be it as Finance Minister,...
LAC chill, GDP fall, Covid surge: storm hits heated markets
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LAC chill, GDP fall, Covid surge: storm hits heated markets

Written by Sandeep Singh , George Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: September 1, 2020 7:22:32 am The Sensex fell 839 points or 2.13 per cent over Friday’s closing and Nifty at NSE fell 260 points or 2.23 per cent to close at 11,387. (File photo)After breaching the 40,000 mark for the first time in six months, the benchmark Sensex Monday crashed 1,382 points from the day’s high to close at 38,628.29 as a fresh India-China flare-up was reported in Ladakh and worries grew over the contraction in India’s first quarter GDP. Implementation of new margin norms from September 1 got added to this mix and led to a sharp sell-off . The Sensex fell 839 points...
Mumbai: Parents say schools charging for facilities not being provided
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Mumbai: Parents say schools charging for facilities not being provided

Written by Abha Goradia | Mumbai | Updated: September 1, 2020 4:41:45 am Parents also alleged that many schools have removed students from online teaching groups and barred them from appearing for exams until fees are paid in (Representational)The parents of at least 25 schools in Mumbai alleged on Monday that schools are continuing to charge fees for facilities they are not providing at the moment — such as fees for transport, laboratory, library as well as for sports day and annual day among others. According to the parents, they would file separate petitions in the Bombay High Court against the respective schools for continuing to charge exorbitant...
Extent of damage clearer, stage set for second stimulus
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Extent of damage clearer, stage set for second stimulus

Written by Aanchal Magazine | New Delhi | Updated: September 1, 2020 8:02:00 am Given the first quarter numbers, experts say GDP looks set to record near double-digit contraction during FY21, down from an average of around -5 per cent projected earlier. WITH THE FIRST official estimates of GDP data for April-June revealing the extent of damage the pandemic and the lockdown have inflicted on the economy, policy experts working closely with the government suggest it is time the finance ministry quickly announced a second round of fiscal stimulus targeted at the poor. The urgency also stems from the RBI’s assessment that initial greenshoots visible in May...
Anant Chaturdashi: Over 35,000 cops to be deployed; BMC, traffic police issue advisory
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Anant Chaturdashi: Over 35,000 cops to be deployed; BMC, traffic police issue advisory

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: September 1, 2020 1:51:58 pm Preparations underway at Girgaon Chowpatty on Monday. (Photo: Ganesh Shirsekar)Over 35,000 police personnel will be deployed across the city on Tuesday on the occasion of Anant Chaturdashi. The Mumbai Police’s deployment has been scaled down from last year as several large Ganpati pandals, including Lalbaugcha Raja, are not celebrating the festival this year owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. Issuing guidelines for the festival, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday said the civic body will collect Ganesh idols from the devotees even at natural ‘visarjan’ spots and no one will...
Exclusive! Genelia D’Souza: “My COVID-19’s 21 days all alone in a separate flat were very tough” – Times of India
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Exclusive! Genelia D’Souza: “My COVID-19’s 21 days all alone in a separate flat were very tough” – Times of India

Genelia D'Souza on Saturday evening had revealed that she had tested positive for coronavirus three weeks ago, but is now fine. ETimes got in touch with her, a few minutes ago. Excerpts from the conversation: How did it all begin? Well, we had been to Latur. Someone in the house there had tested positive. So we all had to get our COVID-19 tests done. I never thought in my wildest dream that I would test positive as I had absolutely no symptoms- no cough/fever/cold/nausea/breathlessness- in fact just nothing. We got our tests done in Latur and we were supposed to come back on that day. We decided to stick to our plan and it was on my journey back that I got a call that I had tested positive. Thankfully, Riteish and the kids had tested negative. And then? I didn't go home. I headed stra...