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Day: September 19, 2020

Delhi: Centre should accept there is community spread, says Satyendar Jain
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Delhi: Centre should accept there is community spread, says Satyendar Jain

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | September 20, 2020 5:28:25 am The minister added that in the last 10-12 days, the government has increased testing capacity in Delhi. (fILE)Considering that a large number of coronavirus cases were being reported every day in Delhi and across the country, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain Saturday said it should have been accepted that there has been community transmission of the virus. At a press briefing, Jain said the term ‘community spread’ has got stuck in technicalities, and that only the Central government and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) can give any confirmation on it. “When people are getting inf...
Delhi: Repairs resume at 2 housing complexes meant to resettle JJ residents
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Delhi: Repairs resume at 2 housing complexes meant to resettle JJ residents

Written by Sukrita Baruah | New Delhi | Updated: September 20, 2020 8:51:40 am The Bhalswa housing complex is around 25 km from CP. Long deserted with parts of buildings crumbling, broken windows, plumbing and wiring work remaining, unswept interiors — plenty of work needs to be done at the two largest economic housing complexes which the Delhi government said can be used to resettle residents of jhuggis along railway tracks who face imminent eviction. On September 11, the Delhi government wrote to the Northern Railways stating that demolishing jhuggis along the tracks without providing alternative living arrangements to residents is illegal, as per ex...
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings: Rayudu, Du Plessis star as CSK end five-match losing run to MI | Cricket News – Times of India
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Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings: Rayudu, Du Plessis star as CSK end five-match losing run to MI | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: All lovers of the Indian Premier League were happy to see MS Dhoni back on a cricket field after 437 days as he skippered Chennai Super Kings in the first game of the T20 league against defending champions Mumbai Indians at the Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi, on Saturday. There was also a fair degree of astonishment at the bulk that Dhoni has put on. Extra work in the gym during lockdown has obviously given him strength in his limbs, but he has always been known for the strength of his mind. Using sound tactics and wonderful rotation of bowlers and right field placements on a big ground, the CSK skipper helped his team fight back as Mumbai Indians, after racing away to 45 for no loss in four overs after being put into bat, limped their way to 162 for 9. 100 wins as @ChennaiIPL Capt...
At Jamia Hamdard, tussle between sponsor and V-C
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At Jamia Hamdard, tussle between sponsor and V-C

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 20, 2020 8:47:49 am In his letter, Ahmed wrote that Jamia Hamdard “availed credit facilities on four occasions in the last seven months, all without the approval of the HNF”, resulting in a debt of Rs 14 crore.Hamdard National Foundation (HNF), the sponsoring body of Jamia Hamdard, has alleged financial and administrative irregularities by the Vice-Chancellor, including taking unapproved loans resulting in incurred debt of Rs 14 crore, excess expenditure resulting in a deficit of more than Rs 45 crore, tampering with minutes of meetings of statutory bodies, and appointing faculty without advertising for po...
Gary Ablett doubles down on conspiracy
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Gary Ablett doubles down on conspiracy

AFL icon Gary Ablett Sr has released another video doubling down on earlier claims he made about the Illuminati and the Freemasons organisation.The Geelong legend uploaded a lengthy face-to-camera video during the week in which he claimed the coronavirus was “deliberately made and designed, and deliberately released” by the Illuminati and other secret societies.The 27-minute video titled “What’s really going on and who’s behind it all” was uploaded to YouTube on Thursday. In it, the 58-year-old shared a number of conspiracy theories related to COVID-19.Ablett has since uploaded another, shorter video on YouTube to defend those claims and encourage people to seek out the “truth”.“I understand that there may be some people out there who may be involved in the Illuminati or the Freemasons ...
In Haryana’s Palwal, half of pneumonia cases exposed to Covid patients
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In Haryana’s Palwal, half of pneumonia cases exposed to Covid patients

Written by Sakshi Dayal | Gurgaon | Updated: September 20, 2020 8:12:11 am While the district recorded around 450 new cases each in July and August, the number of people testing positive this month has already crossed 600. With the Palwal health department finding that 50% of pneumonia cases being detected at the Civil Hospital are related to Covid patients, the district health department has decided that every person who has symptoms such as breathlessness and chest pain but tests negative for Covid will have to undergo a chest X-ray, followed by a CT scan of the chest if anomalies are found, as a precautionary measure. “Of the three types of pneumoni...
Payal Ghosh accuses Anurag Kashyap of sexual abuse; Kangana Ranaut comes out in support of the actress & calls for his arrest – Times of India
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Payal Ghosh accuses Anurag Kashyap of sexual abuse; Kangana Ranaut comes out in support of the actress & calls for his arrest – Times of India

Payal Ghosh who appeared in the film 'Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi' has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment. Payal took to her verified Twitter account to open up against Kashyap on Saturday evening. She tagged the office of the Prime Minister of India in her tweet. Accusing the 'Gangs of Wasseypur' director, she tweeted, "@anuragkashyap72 has forced himself on me and extremely badly. @PMOIndia @narendramodi ji, kindly take action and let the country see the demon behind this creative guy. I am aware that it can harm me and my security is at risk. Pls help!," tweeted Payal. @anuragkashyap72 has forced himself on me and extremely badly. @PMOIndia @narendramodi ji, kindly take action and l… https://t.co/2TGlnhkldy— Payal Ghosh (@iampayalghosh) 1600521398000 Bollywo...
2 more held in OSA case, police say information on troops given to Chinese
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2 more held in OSA case, police say information on troops given to Chinese

Written by Jignasa Sinha | New Delhi | September 20, 2020 4:29:47 am In January 2019, according to the police, Sharma came in contact with another Kunming-based person called George, who "introduced himself as a general manager of a Chinese media company”, (File)THE Delhi Police claimed on Saturday that Rajeev Sharma, a 61-year-old strategic affairs analyst and author whose arrest was announced by the Special Cell a day earlier, had passed on information such as deployment of Indian troops on the border to Chinese intelligence officers. It also said it had arrested two more in connection with the Official Secrets Act (OSA) case, a 30- year-old Chinese w...
Rs 1,350-cr J&K package, 5% interest grant for all borrowers
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Rs 1,350-cr J&K package, 5% interest grant for all borrowers

Written by Naveed Iqbal | Srinagar | September 20, 2020 4:26:20 am Jammu and Kashmir L-G Manoj Sinha. (ANI)Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Saturday announced a Rs 1,350 crore relief and rehabilitation package for the business community in Jammu and Kashmir, in light of the Covid-19 economic slowdown. The main component of the package is 5% interest subvention (a grant by the government) to all borrowers “irrespective of size”, which would cost the administration Rs 950 crore, and would be available for six months in the current financial year, the LG said, terming the move unprecedented. “There are special circumstances here. For the l...
Firms with up to 300 workers can hire and fire without Govt nod: Bill in Lok Sabha
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Firms with up to 300 workers can hire and fire without Govt nod: Bill in Lok Sabha

Written by Aanchal Magazine | New Delhi | September 20, 2020 4:23:01 am The Standing Committee on Labour had recommended against the expansion of the required notice period for strike beyond the public utility services, as is the case at present. (Representational)The government has proposed to introduce more conditions restricting the rights of workers to strike, alongside an increase in the threshold relating to layoffs and retrenchment in industrial establishments with 300 workers, from 100 workers or more at present — steps that are likely to provide more flexibility to employers for hiring and firing workers without government permission. These cha...
Sanitation workers’ Noida stir intensifies after colleague’s suicide, Azad demands relief
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Sanitation workers’ Noida stir intensifies after colleague’s suicide, Azad demands relief

Written by Ashna Butani | New Delhi | September 20, 2020 4:21:50 am Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad addresses protesting sanitation workers outside the Noida Authority office on Saturday. (Photo: Gajendra Yadav)Protests by sanitation workers in Noida demanding permanent employment gained momentum with Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad joining them on Saturday. Their agitation outside the Noida Authority office, which has been on for a month, has grown after a colleague, Anil Kumar (35), committed suicide two days ago after he lost his job. Speaking to The Indian Express, Azad claimed: “It is our constitutional right to protest. Notices were sent b...
Bubble Game
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Bubble Game

Written by Sandeep Dwivedi | Updated: September 20, 2020 5:40:34 am (C’wise from top left) Rohit Sharma with his family; Shreyas Iyer spends mornings in the balcony counting floors of water-front towers; Virat Kohli posted a picture of himself in a Minion T-shirt on Instagram.(Twitter/Instagram)Of late, across two different geographies, the Arabian Sea has been getting extraordinary attention from several brooding international cricketers waiting for the start of the pandemic-time Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates. Anxious players in Dubai and retired cricketers-turned-TV pundits in Mumbai have sat in their high-rise hotel rooms, ...
Spurs sign Bale on loan, Reguilon on permanent deal | Football News – Times of India
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Spurs sign Bale on loan, Reguilon on permanent deal | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur have signed winger Gareth Bale and left back Sergio Reguilon from Spanish champions Real Madrid, the Premier League club announced in a statement on Saturday. Bale returns to his former club on a one-year loan deal, with British media reporting that Spurs will pay 20 million pounds ($25.8 million) in wages and fees for the 31-year-old Wales forward. Reguilon, who spent last season on loan at Sevilla, arrives for a reported fee of 30 million euros ($35.51 million). Bale made more than 200 appearances for Spurs between 2007 and 2013, scoring 56 goals with 58 assists before his then world record move to Real for 100 million euros ($118.37 million). He won four Champions League trophies and two La Liga titles with Real but has divided opinion amongst the club's fan...
Tomar stresses MSP, farm Bills set for Rajya Sabha today amid logjam
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Tomar stresses MSP, farm Bills set for Rajya Sabha today amid logjam

Written by Manoj C G , Harikishan Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: September 20, 2020 7:48:37 am Tomar’s assurances came even as informal talks between some senior Ministers and the Opposition over the Bills continued Saturday without any breakthrough. (File)AMID protest against the three farm Bills which are expected to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha Sunday, Union Minister of Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar Saturday tried to allay farmers’ apprehensions by underlining that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) regime will continue as before. The MSP for rabi crops will be announced in the coming week and Tomar said procurement will continue at the MSP....
Month before standoff, China blocked 5 patrol points in Depsang
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Month before standoff, China blocked 5 patrol points in Depsang

Written by Nirupama Subramanian , Krishn Kaushik | Mumbai, New Delhi | Updated: September 20, 2020 7:59:30 am By definition, the LAC is the line that defines territory under India's control. The PPs are meant to be reached to demonstrate that the area in between these points and the LAC can be accessed. (File)Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, making a statement in Rajya Sabha Thursday on the situation along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, said “patrolling patterns are traditional and well-defined… no force on earth can stop our soldiers from patrolling” and “there will be no change in the patrolling pattern”. But the situation on the groun...
Bengal: Recovery rate inches towards 87% despite 3,188 new cases
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Bengal: Recovery rate inches towards 87% despite 3,188 new cases

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | September 20, 2020 4:09:30 am Amongst the districts, over half of Saturday’s cases were reported from the pandemic epicentre of Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Howrah, and Hooghly. These five districts also reported 41 fatalities. (Representational)West Bengal on Saturday reported 3,188 Covid-19 cases as the total case count went up to 2,21,960. According to the health bulletin, 56 deaths in 24 hours drove up the toll to 4,298. However, the release of 2,993 patients pushed up the state’s recovery rate to 86.96 per cent. Overall, 1,93,014 people have recovered from the disease. Amongst the 10 states with the most ...
Bengal: Abhishek sends notice to Supriyo over tweet against him, Mamata
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Bengal: Abhishek sends notice to Supriyo over tweet against him, Mamata

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | September 20, 2020 4:05:50 am Diamond Harbour MP Abhishek Banerjee.All India Trinamool Youth Congress national president and Diamond Harbour MP Abhishek Banerjee on Saturday sent a legal notice to BJP leader and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo to delete his tweet against him and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and tender unconditional apology. On behalf of Abhishek, his advocate Sanjay Basu served the notice to Supriyo as well as Twitter. The notice said, “On September 18, 2020… you have published certain false and incorrect statements against my client which also concerns t...
Sushant Singh Rajput death case: The late actor’s viscera not preserved properly, hints at ‘negligence’ – Times of India
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Sushant Singh Rajput death case: The late actor’s viscera not preserved properly, hints at ‘negligence’ – Times of India

In what seems to be sheer negligence on the part of Mumbai Police or the medical board which conducted autopsy on late Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput, the all important viscera extracted from the body was not preserved properly. The viscera received by the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is "of very less quantity and degenerated", highly placed sources in AIIMS revealed to IANS. Till late Friday evening, the viscera, which holds the key in ascertaining the cause of death of Sushant Singh Rajput, was being tested at the forensic department of AIIMS in New Delhi. "The viscera has degenerated. It makes chemical and toxicological analysis really difficult," sources added. While several media outlets have questione...
Social distancing, digital cheerleaders, canned applause, few lapses: IPL is on
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Social distancing, digital cheerleaders, canned applause, few lapses: IPL is on

Written by Sriram Veera | Mumbai | September 20, 2020 4:00:30 am The players at the dug-out maintained more distance than what has been traditionally observed over the years.(CSK twitter and Express File)It was befitting that the first IPL game in the pandemic age was kickstarted by a cricketer who has just recovered from Covid-19. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) pacer Deepak Chahar, who bowled the first ball this season, had tested positive for the novel coronavirus within days of landing in the UAE earlier this month. Near the end of the Mumbai Indians innings, Chahar was seen cramping. Australian commentator Dean Jones said the physios will have to monitor...
Bengal: Panihati councillor leads efforts to provide help to Covid patients
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Bengal: Panihati councillor leads efforts to provide help to Covid patients

Written by Atri Mitra | Kolkata | September 20, 2020 3:58:22 am CPM leader Sudip Roy’s team hospitalises patients, supplies rations to their families, and even cremates those who succumb to the virus. (Photo: Partha Paul)In Panihati municipal area, about 12 km from Kolkata, a group of youths led by 59-year-old CPI(M) councillor Sudip Roy has been helping Covid-19 patients and their families round the clock. Roy, the Ward 5 councillor popularly known as “Bacchu da”, and his team help hospitalise people who have contracted the virus, and conduct the cremation of patients who succumb to the disease. They also support patients’ families by supplying them ra...