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Day: September 8, 2020

Android 11 Launched On Google Pixel; Here Are 10 Cool New Features That The Update Brings
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Android 11 Launched On Google Pixel; Here Are 10 Cool New Features That The Update Brings

New Delhi: Google has released the much-awaited Android 11 first on Pixel devices on Tuesday. The latest Android update comes with features like location privacy for employees, dedicated tabs and bubbles for messaging, more security updates and more. ALSO READ | Poco M2 Launched In India Today; Know 3 Other Upcoming Smartphones This Month Android 11 will begin rolling out on Pixel devices, OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO and realme phones, with more devices joining over the coming months. Meanwhile, here are 10 cool new feature Android users will get with the new update:Dedicated Tab For Messages On NotificationsPeople these days navigate through multiple messenger apps to communicate with their contacts. In Android 11, conversations across messaging apps will be moved to a de...
US: Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Kamala Harris Meets Jacob Blake’s Family
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US: Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Kamala Harris Meets Jacob Blake’s Family

Washington: Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris privately met the family of Jacob Blake, the African-American man who has been paralyzed from the waist down after being shot seven times in the back by a police officer last month in Kenosha, Wisconsin.Also Read: Russia Clears Air Over 6 Major Doubts As First Batch Of Covid-19 Vaccine 'Sputnik V' Released Into Public Benjamin Crump, an attorney representing the Blake family, said in a statement that Harris on Monday spoke with the family in Milwaukee during her first appearance in the key swing state, reports Xinhua news agency.She asked about how they were handling the trauma of the August 23 shooting and the Democrats' legislation efforts focusing on police practices and law enforcement accountability,...
First time in 45 years, shots fired along LAC  as troops foil China’s bid to take a key height
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First time in 45 years, shots fired along LAC as troops foil China’s bid to take a key height

Written by Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | Updated: September 9, 2020 5:56:04 am Army sources said Indian troops at Mukpari, one of the heights they occupied a week ago in the Chushul sector, foiled a Chinese attempt to reach the top of the hill feature Monday evening.Rejecting Beijing’s allegation that Indian troops fired shots at a Chinese patrol, the Indian Army Tuesday said it was the PLA troops who “fired a few rounds in the air” while attempting to “close in” on an Indian forward position along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh.This is the first instance since 1975 when shots have been fired along the LAC — 45 years ago, an Assam Rifles patrol wa...
IPL 2020 | Delhi Capitals can challenge and win IPL-13: Kagiso Rabada
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IPL 2020 | Delhi Capitals can challenge and win IPL-13: Kagiso Rabada

Dubai, Sep 8 (IANS) Delhi Capitals's fast bowler Kagiso Ranada feels that the team has the wherewithal to challenge all comers for the Indian Premier League (IPL) title this season.Also Read | IPL Batting Records: Virat Kohli Spearheads Run Scoring Charts, Gayle Runaway Leader In Six Hitting List Always seen as an under-performing side for much of their 12-year history, Delhi entered the playoffs last year for the first time in seven years and beat 2016 champions SunRisers Hyderabad before losing to Chennai Super Kings."We had a really good season, so I know that we can challenge and win this competition because we came really close last season. So, mentally I guess that helps," Rabada said in a statement. "But, also, it is a new tournament so we have to start a...
Kangana Ranaut’s Mumbai Visit Likely To Get Delayed? Here’s Why!
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Kangana Ranaut’s Mumbai Visit Likely To Get Delayed? Here’s Why!

New Delhi: The ongoing controversy between Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and the Maharashtra government started when the former questioned why Mumbai is feeling like Pakistan occupied Kashmir. This happened after Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut openly threatened her to not come back to the city. The ‘Queen’ actress then challenged to stop her from coming back to Mumbai as she declared that she will be travelling back to the city on September 9.ALSO READ| Former Mumbai Police Officials Send Notice To Kangana Ranaut, 'Apologise And Pay A Compensation Of 50 Lakhs'According to the latest report, it now seems that the actress might not reach Mumbai on the mentioned date. Kangana recently underwent a COVID-19 test, the results of which came out as inconclusive. She is expe...
Sai Praneeth pulls out of Thomas Cup and Denmark events | Badminton News – Times of India
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Sai Praneeth pulls out of Thomas Cup and Denmark events | Badminton News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: A day after PV Sindhu agreed to feature in the Uber Cup following the request of the Badminton Association of India president Himanta Biswa Sarma, top-ranked men’s shuttler Sai Praneeth pulled out of the Thomas Cup. Confirming this news, Praneeth said that a knee problem forced him to take this decision. "Sad that I am not going be part of the Indian squad for the Thomas Cup. But I am experiencing discomfort in my right knee. Though I started training from August 7, this problem is persisting. That’s the reason why I pulled out of Thomas Cup," said Praneeth, who will also miss the Denmark Open-I and Denmark Open-II Super 750 tournaments to be held next month. Praneeth said that he is yet to attain 100% fitness despite training for over a month. "Missing out practice for five ...
Aasu, AJYCP likely to announce political party in next 7 days | India News – Times of India
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Aasu, AJYCP likely to announce political party in next 7 days | India News – Times of India

GUWAHATI: All Assam Students’ Union (Aasu) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) are likely to launch their political outfit in the next seven days. Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, Aasu president Dipanka Kumar Nath said, “For the sake of the protection of the community and to take regionalism forward in the right direction, Aasu and AJYCP have been reiterating the need of an alternate political force from time to time. It will be given a visible form and within the next one week its seeds will be sown. The matter will make considerable progress during this period.” Aasu and AJYCP have not yet made public the suggestions given to them by an 18-member panel headed by eminent personalities of Assam on their plans to enter electoral politics. Aasu insiders, however, said...
Oil prices dive, hit lowest since June on Saudi price cut, Covid flare-ups – Times of India
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Oil prices dive, hit lowest since June on Saudi price cut, Covid flare-ups – Times of India

NEW YORK: Oil futures tumbled on Tuesday, with Brent dropping below $40 a barrel for the first time since June and US crude off more than 8%, after Saudi Arabia cut its October selling prices and there was a flare-up of coronavirus cases around the world. Coronavirus infections are rising in India, Great Britain, Spain and several parts of the United States, where the infection rate has not come under control for months. The rebound in illnesses could weaken the global economic recovery and sap fuel demand. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude dropped $3.12 or 7.9%, to $36.65 at 1:00 PM EDT (1700 GMT), the lowest since June 15. Brent crude fell $2.26, or 5.4%, to $39.75 a barrel. Both oil benchmarks have dropped below the ranges they were trading in throughout August. Brent is falling...
India Now Ranks 4th In Renewable Energy: Modi’s Message At World Solar Technology Summit
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India Now Ranks 4th In Renewable Energy: Modi’s Message At World Solar Technology Summit

India now ranks fourth globally in terms of renewable energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday, as he highlighted that the country has increased its installed capacity in this sector by 2.5 times and the installed solar capacity by more than 13 times. New and Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh read out Modi's message at the virtual summit.Also Read | ICICI Bank Scam: Who Is Deepak Kochhar? All About Chanda Kochhar's Husband Arrested By ED On Charges Of Money LaunderingThe Prime Minister was earlier expected to deliver the inaugural address at the World Solar Technology Summit organised by the International Solar Alliance (ISA), but could not do so due to some other engagements.At the inaugural session of First World Solar Technology Summit. Modi’s messag...
Narmada dam inching towards its full capacity
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Narmada dam inching towards its full capacity

By: Express News Service | Vadodara | September 9, 2020 4:48:38 am This is the second consecutive year when the dam will fill to its full capacity. (Express photo)The Sardar Sarovar Narmada Dam in Kevadia colony in Narmada District is inching towards its Full Reservoir Level (FRL) of 138.68 metres. On Tuesday evening, the water level in the dam touched 136.49 metres, just about two metres short of its FRL. This is the second consecutive year when the dam will fill to its full capacity. SSNNL data showed that the dam, which received about 11 lakh cusec daily inflow from the Indirasagar and Omkareshwar dams between August 30 and September 2, is receiving...
Happy Birthday Asha Bhosle: Veteran Singer Celebrates With Family, Says ‘I Have Stepped Into My 88th But I Still Feel 40!’
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Happy Birthday Asha Bhosle: Veteran Singer Celebrates With Family, Says ‘I Have Stepped Into My 88th But I Still Feel 40!’

New Delhi: Veteran singer Asha Bhosle turned 88 on Tuesday (September 8). The living legend has been officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book Of World Records for being the most recorded artist in the history of music. Not only this, but she has also been honoured with the ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award’ and ‘Padma Vibhushan’. She also made an appearance as an actress and received critical acclamation for her performance in the Hindi film ‘Mai’. Today, on the occasion of her 88th birthday, Asha Bhosle shared some pictures from her birthday celebrations.ALSO READ| Parth Samthaan To Make His Bollywood Debut With Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi In Key Role Opposite Alia Bhatt: ReportThe singer expressed how she still feels like 40 even when she stepped into her...
JEE Main 2020 Answer Key Released: Follow These Steps To Download, Raise Objection
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JEE Main 2020 Answer Key Released: Follow These Steps To Download, Raise Objection

JEE Main 2020 Answer Key: The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Tueday released the answer key for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main on the official website. After a considerable delay due to the pandemic and backlash from parents, students, and political leaders, the JEE Mains 2020 exams started from September 1 and concluded on September 6. ALSO READ | JEE Advanced 2020: Online Registration For Foreign Nationals Begin; Follow Steps To Apply At jeeadv.ac.inThe applicants who applied for the exams can now check the answer key at any of the two websites - nta.ac.in OR jeemain.nta.nic.in.Steps To Check JEE Main 2020 Answer KeyStep 1: Visit the official website- jeemain.nta.nic.in.Step 2: Click on the activated link ‘JEE Main Answer Key 2020’Step 3: Login with yo...
Universities discuss how to get students to behave
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Universities discuss how to get students to behave

Written by Aranya Shankar | New Delhi | Updated: September 9, 2020 9:11:17 am Organised by Jamia Millia Islamia, the webinar, “Discipline in Universities,” saw participation by Jamia, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Banaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Hamdard.TOP Central universities that saw campus protests and police action discussed ways Tuesday to enforce discipline and drew a distinction between students “interested” in academics and “rowdy elements” with a different “mindset” and vested interests. Organised by Jamia Millia Islamia, the webinar, “Discipline in Universities,” saw participation by Jamia, Jawaharlal Nehru Unive...
At critical time, Indian-origin SA cricket boss takes strike
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At critical time, Indian-origin SA cricket boss takes strike

Written by Nihal Koshie | New Delhi | September 9, 2020 4:30:23 am Kugandrie Govender’s great grandfather left India to work as a labourer in Durban. BackpagePix/ Cricket South AfricaFacing a financial crunch and allegations of racial discrimination from its players, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has turned to Kugandrie Govender, the great granddaughter of an Indian farmer who migrated from Madras to Durban in the late 1800s to work on sugarcane plantations. The 46-year-old public relations and marketing management graduate was recently appointed acting chief executive officer (CEO) of CSA after her predecessor resigned before the end of his term. The mo...
Sandalwood Drug Scam: CCB Raids Sanjjanaa Galrani’s Residence; Kannada Actress Arrested For Further Investigation
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Sandalwood Drug Scam: CCB Raids Sanjjanaa Galrani’s Residence; Kannada Actress Arrested For Further Investigation

New Delhi: Amid the ongoing probe into the drug angle in death case of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, several allegations have been made about use of narcotics in high-end parties of actors, celebs in the film industry. Along with the Bollywood fraternity, now the south film industry has also come under the scanner of the Government of India over the alleged drug links.ALSO READ | Kannada Drug Scam: Who Is Ragini Dwivedi? Kempe Gowda & Ragini IPS Actor's Bengaluru Home SearchedThe Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bengaluru probing the drug abuse in the Kannada film industry has made another important arrest. After Ragini Dwivedi, the CCB, which is investigating the drug menace in the 'Sandalwood', raided the Indira Nagar residence of famous Kannada actress Sa...
Money market stabilises, NBFC fundraising is up 15 times in four months
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Money market stabilises, NBFC fundraising is up 15 times in four months

Written by Sunny Verma , Sandeep Singh | New Delhi | September 9, 2020 4:24:25 am Any market-wide challenges related to financing, as well as the subsequent stability, are manifested first in the short-term money market.In an indication of stabilising financing conditions, fundraising by Non Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) in the short-term money market has risen nearly 15 times over the last four months. NBFCs raised Rs 63,677 crore in August through the issuance of commercial papers (CPs), a dramatic increase from the Rs 4,275 crore that they raised in April. In August, housing finance companies (HFCs), too, raised over four times the fun...
PM-Kisan norms eased for Covid, TN probes Rs 110 crore fraud, 18 held
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PM-Kisan norms eased for Covid, TN probes Rs 110 crore fraud, 18 held

Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Updated: September 9, 2020 8:04:49 am Of the Rs 110 crore-plus siphoned off, Rs 32 crore has been retrieved, mostly from bank accounts directly. The government said they expected to retrieve the remaining amount too, within 40 days.THE Tamil Nadu government has discovered a scam amounting to over Rs 110 crore in the PM-Kisan Scheme, with money withdrawn fraudulently online with the help of government officials and local-level politicians. Initial estimates show nearly five-and-a-half lakh people may have benefited as advantage was taken of clearance norms being relaxed after the Covid-19 lockdown began. Principal...
Only labourers with antibodies can return to work in Surat factories
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Only labourers with antibodies can return to work in Surat factories

Written by Kamaal Saiyed | Mumbai | September 9, 2020 4:01:47 am Talking to the Indian Express, SMC Commissioner B N Pani said, “We have deployed our staff at the railway stations and entry and exit points of the city. These staffers had been told to screen the labourers." (Representational)The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Tuesday said that among the labourers who have returned to Surat from other states, only those who were infected with Covid-19 and have developed antibodies can work at the textile and diamond factories. Labourers who are physically fit will have to stay at home under quarantine for seven days. So far, over 100 labourers, who have retur...
Australian journalists flee China fearing arrest – Times of India
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Australian journalists flee China fearing arrest – Times of India

Bill Birtles (AP file photo)SYDNEY: Two Australian journalists fled China on Tuesday under diplomatic protection, fearing arrest as political pawns in the rapidly worsening relationship between Canberra and Beijing. Their dramatic overnight exit came following days of secret wrangling that had seen both men holed up in Australia's diplomatic missions to escape the clutches of China's feared security police. Bill Birtles and Michael Smith had to consent to questioning before they were allowed to leave China, shepherded out of the country on a late-night flight by Australian diplomats. Both men were quizzed about fellow Australian journalist Cheng Lei, who has been detained since last month. Beijing acknowledged Tuesday for the first time that she was being held on national security groun...
Railways works on upgrading Sleeper and General Class coaches to AC
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Railways works on upgrading Sleeper and General Class coaches to AC

Written by Avishek G Dastidar | New Delhi | Updated: September 9, 2020 9:05:04 am Mockup of the AC sleeper coach at Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala. (Express Photo)IN A move to upgrade train travel for the common man, the Indian Railways is redesigning the 3-tier non-AC Sleeper Class and unreserved General Class coaches as AC (air-conditioned) coaches. This will allow the Railways to roll out all-AC trains, without taking away the option of low-cost travel for the public, said officials. Officials said the upgraded Sleeper Class coach will be an “economical” AC 3-tier Class, in between what is now the AC 3-tier Class and non-AC Sleeper Class. Sources sa...