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Day: September 6, 2020

India to win the ‘Toy war’ against China | Weekend Special
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India to win the ‘Toy war’ against China | Weekend Special

Imported Chinese toys are made of low quality plastic and are harmful for the kids. Now, India is preparing to produce indigenous toys of high quality. While the Indian Army defeats China at the border, in markets, Indian manufacturers will beat the Chinese products. Source link
Rape charge: Police file FIR against Uttarakhand BJP MLA, his wife
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Rape charge: Police file FIR against Uttarakhand BJP MLA, his wife

Written by Lalmani Verma | Dehradun | September 7, 2020 5:24:57 am The woman had filed the initial complaint on August 16 accusing Negi of raping her and demanding a DNA test to confirm that he is the father of her child.Over a fortnight after a married woman in Dehradun filed a complaint accusing BJP MLA Mahesh Singh Negi of raping her, Uttarakhand police on Sunday lodged an FIR against the legislator and his wife. The police action comes a day after an additional chief judicial magistrate (ACJM) court directed them to do so while hearing a petition from the complainant. Nehru Colony police SHO Rakesh Gosain confirmed that an FIR under IPC ...
TRAI Grants Vodafone Idea Time Till Sept 8 To Respond To Show-Cause Notice Over The RedX Tariff Plan
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TRAI Grants Vodafone Idea Time Till Sept 8 To Respond To Show-Cause Notice Over The RedX Tariff Plan

New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI has granted additional time, till September 8, to Vodafone Idea to reply to its show-cause notice on priority plan, after the company sought more time to respond. ALSO READ | Facebook Limits Messenger Forwards To Curb Misinformation; Will Remove Posts Discouraging People From VotingThe Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) last month had slapped a show-cause notice on Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) over its pay-more-for-priority treatment mobile plan, saying the tariff offer "lacks transparency" and is "misleading" and not in compliance with the regulatory framework.The regulator had initially given time till August 31 to VIL to respond, but later extended the deadline to September 4 following company's request.A source privy to the ...
BSF’s role more important as two neighbouring countries planning against India: DG Rakesh Asthana | India News – Times of India
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BSF’s role more important as two neighbouring countries planning against India: DG Rakesh Asthana | India News – Times of India

Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) Rakesh Asthana during his visit to International Border (IB)ar...Read MoreJAMMU: The role of the Border Security Force has become more important as "our neighbouring countries" are planning against India, BSF Director General Rakesh Asthana said on Sunday, in an apparent reference to Sino-India border situation in Ladakh and frequent ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Asthana, who arrived in Jammu on Friday, concluded his three-day tour with a visit to Forward Defence Locations (FDLs) along the Line of Control (LoC) in the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch where he took stock of the prevailing situation, a BSF release said tonight. Without naming China and Pakistan, the BSF chief in his address to 'Sainik Sammellan' at the force's Palour...
Bengal: Two die as crude bomb goes off in Kamarhati
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Bengal: Two die as crude bomb goes off in Kamarhati

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: September 7, 2020 2:00:26 pm The deceased were identified as Mohammad Razza and Shahid Sheikh — residents of Kankinara. (Representational image)Two men died and another was injured after a crude bomb, kept in a shanty, exploded at Kamarhati’s congested Dhobighat area in North 24 Parganas on Sunday. The incident created panic in the area. The deceased were identified as Mohammad Razza and Shahid Sheikh — residents of Kankinara. “Three people were inside in the shanty. They were taken to nearby Sagar Dutta Medical College and Hospital. While two of them died, one is being treated,” said police. Asked if the ...
Sandip Ssingh opens up about his alleged sexual assault case in Mauritius: There was no such case ever filed – Times of India
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Sandip Ssingh opens up about his alleged sexual assault case in Mauritius: There was no such case ever filed – Times of India

Today Sandip Ssingh took to social media to slam several speculations on him in connection with the death case of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput. To this, addressing the alleged sexual assault case in Mauritius on the filmmaker, Sandip shared a clearance letter from June 2018 by the officials of Port Louis, Mauritius to prove his innocence against the viral reports. The post reads, “This office wishes to inform you that as per Police records, Mr. Sandeep Vinodkumar Singh, born on 2nd September 1981, holder of Indian passport no Z4318005, is neither involved in any Police case in Mauritius nor subject to any ongoing enquiry being conducted by the police.” He further wrote, “Just want to end the speculation on the planted Mauritius story to degrade my image of a self-made person ou...
As cases mount, India studying Russian proposal for Covid-19 vaccine | India News – Times of India
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As cases mount, India studying Russian proposal for Covid-19 vaccine | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As Covid-19 cases continue to mount in India, the Russian ambassador here, Nikolay Kudashev, has said Moscow is talking to the Indian government "on different levels" about cooperation that could include "supplies, co-development and co-production" of Sputnik V, the first anti-Covid vaccine in the world. The vaccine, according to a Lancet study, has been found in initial trials as causing no serious side effects. Official sources here confirmed to TOI that Russia had shared formally modalities of cooperation with India on the vaccine and that the Indian government was examining the details. "As far as we know, after some necessary technical steps, the vaccine would be ready to be widely used, including abroad," said Kudashev. The issue is also likely to come up during foreign...
IIT-KGP shut till Sept 13 to arrest spread of Covid
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IIT-KGP shut till Sept 13 to arrest spread of Covid

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: September 7, 2020 6:47:19 am The decision was taken on Saturday after several staff at the institute’s BC Roy Technology Hospital recently tested positive for Covid-19. The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, (IIT-KGP) has been closed for a week — from September 6 to 13 — to contain the rapid spread of Covid-19 on the campus. The administration has also directed its employees who live on the premises not to venture out except during emergencies. The decision was taken on Saturday after several staff at the institute’s BC Roy Technology Hospital recently tested positive for Covid-19. “The institute shall remain ...
IIT-KGP shut till Sept 13 to arrest spread of Covid
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IIT-KGP shut till Sept 13 to arrest spread of Covid

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | September 7, 2020 4:37:47 am The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, (IIT-KGP) has been closed for a week — from September 6 to 13 — to contain the rapid spread of Covid-19 on the campus. The administration has also directed its employees who live on the premises not to venture out except during emergencies. The decision was taken on Saturday after several staff at the institute’s BC Roy Technology Hospital recently tested positive for Covid-19. “The institute shall remain closed for one week. All offices of the institute will also remain closed, including Saturday and Sunday. The outpatient department (OPD) of BC Roy Tec...
App developed by two IIT-B friends helps J&K students beat slow Internet speeds
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App developed by two IIT-B friends helps J&K students beat slow Internet speeds

Written by Naveed Iqbal | Srinagar | September 7, 2020 4:36:20 am Masudi (left) and Abidi developed the 2G-friendly app. (Express Photo)At 10.37 one morning last week, as Shakir Rashid went live with his class online, he had already been rung up by several of his students – he was seven minutes late, and they were impatient. Rashid decided to wait a few more minutes to let some more students join in. And at 10.40 am, he began his class – on the theory of demand and supply. Rashid, who is based in Srinagar, teaches a class in a course of cost management accounting – and this is how most mornings begin. His 76 students come from nearly all districts of Ja...
Eastern Railway gears up for start of local train services
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Eastern Railway gears up for start of local train services

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: September 7, 2020 6:48:10 am According to sources, primary steps have been taken to ensure social distancing is maintained at railway stations. (Express Photo: Shashi Ghosh)Though the Centre has not yet ordered the restart of suburban train services, Eastern Railway has chalked out plans to ensure Covid-19 safety norms are followed at stations once local trains start running. “There are no directives as of now. Only special trains are running. It has not yet been finalised when the local trains will resume services,” said Eastern Railway spokesperson Nikhil Chakraborty. According to sources, primary steps ...
Delhi Capitals’ assistant physiotherapist tests positive for COVID-19 | Cricket News – Times of India
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Delhi Capitals’ assistant physiotherapist tests positive for COVID-19 | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Delhi Capitals' assistant physiotherapist has tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Dubai for the IPL, starting September 19. He was already going through his mandatory quarantine and had tested negative for his first two tests after his arrival, a media release from the franchise said. "He tested positive for the third one," it said. "He was yet to meet with, and had not been in contact with any players or staff of the franchise. He was isolated immediately, and is currently at the IPL Isolation Facility in Dubai for the next 14 days." After that he will have to produce two negative reports to be able to join the Delhi Capitals squad. The physiotherapist, whose name has not been revealed by the IPL team, is the 15th person related to IPL teams to test positive for the v...
Hamas leader says group has missiles that can hit Tel Aviv – Times of India
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Hamas leader says group has missiles that can hit Tel Aviv – Times of India

Israeli firemen extinguish a fire in a field near the Israel-Gaza border that was reportedly caused by an ince...Read MoreBEIRUT: The leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas on Sunday warned Israel that his organization has missiles capable of striking the city of Tel Aviv, Israel's commercial and cultural center, and areas beyond it. Ismail Haniyeh's comments during a visit to Lebanon followed an escalation in recent weeks in which Hamas-affiliated groups fired rockets into Israel and Israeli warplanes struck areas in the Gaza Strip, which is ruled by Hamas. Hamas announced last week that international mediators had brokered a new set of 'understandings' with Israel, halting the latest round of fighting for the time being in exchange for an easing of Israeli restrictions on the ...
Four years after elephant corridor secured in Wayanad, rise in animals, incomes
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Four years after elephant corridor secured in Wayanad, rise in animals, incomes

Written by Esha Roy | New Delhi | September 7, 2020 4:33:06 am A family from Thirulakunnu village that was encouraged to move out and relocated elsewhere. Pic courtesy: (Source: WTI)A REPORT released by the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) last month shows that four years after the Thirunelli-Kudrakote elephant corridor in Kerala’s Wayanad district was accorded protection by the state, unencumbered elephant movement in the corridor has increased, as has the presence of other species in the area, including tigers and spotted deer. The Wayanad corridor, initiated by the Kerala government nearly 15 years ago in association with the WTI and several other natio...
Russia shares data on vaccine with India, one option is Phase 3 trials here
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Russia shares data on vaccine with India, one option is Phase 3 trials here

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M | New Delhi | Updated: September 7, 2020 6:56:29 am The vaccine candidate triggered a “strong” immune response in Phases 1 & 2 of the clinical trials on 76 people. (AP Photo)Even as Lancet published the results of Phase-1 and Phase-2 clinical trial data of the Sputnik V vaccine — cleared by Moscow regulators for public use — the Russian research institute has now submitted “comprehensive data” on the vaccine’s safety and efficacy to Indian authorities, The Indian Express has learnt. Senior officials said India had sought this from the Moscow-based Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. The vaccine...
In Bengal, 3 positive takeaways this week: Recovery rate jumps, positivity rate drops, case growth slows
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In Bengal, 3 positive takeaways this week: Recovery rate jumps, positivity rate drops, case growth slows

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: September 7, 2020 2:05:28 pm The weekly positivity rate fell from 7.36 per cent the week before to 6.7 per cent, despite increased testing. (Express Photo: Partha Paul)West Bengal continued to be on the mend this week as its Covid-19 discharge rate crossed 85 per cent on Sunday, with a total 1.54 lakh people having recovered from the disease till date. Of the 10 states with the most cases, only three more have higher recovery rates. In a relief for health authorities, the average weekly infection growth rate dropped below 2 per cent for the first time — it was 1.87 per cent — with 21,003 cases being added during the w...
Know what all happened in NCB’s interrogation with Rhea today
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Know what all happened in NCB’s interrogation with Rhea today

Rhea, who did not appear to be flustered as she stepped out, underwent interrogation by several teams of NCB sleuths at the agency's Zonal Office on the third floor of the Exchange Building in Ballard Estate before they finally permitted her to go home after 6 p.m. in her own vehicle. As per preliminary information, Rhea was mostly questioned by the NCB sleuths on the narcotics angle now shrouding Sushant's death. Source link