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Parliament Session: Oppn praise for Speaker Birla
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Parliament Session: Oppn praise for Speaker Birla

Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | September 21, 2020 5:25:08 am On Saturday, Speaker Om Birla convened an “urgent meeting” of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) to discuss about the curtailment of the session. (PTI)Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla was in for some unexpected praise from the Opposition on Sunday after he obliged to its demand for adjournment of the House. The request was made as several Opposition members were on a sit-in protest in Rajya Sabha, which would have meant that MPs allocated seats there on account of social distancing protocol would not have been able to take their places. “You could have rejected our demand. But yo...
Shrewd buyer grabs high-profile Newcomb property at auction – realestate.com.au
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Shrewd buyer grabs high-profile Newcomb property at auction – realestate.com.au

2-4 Portarlington Rd, Newcomb. A high profile property in Newcomb has become a potential development target after a Geelong businessman emerged as the buyer at an auction on Saturday. Maxwell Collins, Geelong agent Eugene Carroll said the $826,000 price for 2-4 Portarlington Road would prove a very shrewd investment for the 1474sq m property. Mr Carroll said the property, located minutes from central Geelong, had sold $36,000 above the vendor’s reserve. RELATED: Geelong’s fastest-selling suburbs revealed History repeats as family pounces on heritage home Roads to deliver value growth to buyers “We had three bidders and a local businessman purchased it,” he said. “We’re not sure of his...
EPL: Mane double eases Liverpool to 2-0 win over 10-man Chelsea | Football News – Times of India
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EPL: Mane double eases Liverpool to 2-0 win over 10-man Chelsea | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Two goals from Sadio Mane just after halftime eased champions Liverpool to a 2-0 win over 10-man Chelsea in the Premier League season's first heavyweight clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. A dull game never threatened to live up to the eight-goal thriller when the sides met in July, and it proved all-too-easy for Liverpool to lay down an early marker although Chelsea were architects of their own downfall. Chelsea managed only one goal attempt in the first half but were solid enough until Danish defender Andreas Christensen was sent off shortly before the interval for hauling down Mane. Mane headed Liverpool in front five minutes after the interval and four minutes later took advantage of a dreadful error by Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga as the hosts crumbled. Liverpool gave ...
How 190-second intercept helped police join dots in Lankesh, Kalburgi killings
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How 190-second intercept helped police join dots in Lankesh, Kalburgi killings

Written by Johnson T A | Bangalore | Updated: September 21, 2020 4:45:20 am Gauri Lankesh. (File)AN INTERCEPTED phone conversation between two relatives of a key accused in the 2017 murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru provided a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Karnataka Police with vital evidence of his involvement in another high-profile case — the 2015 killing of Kannada scholar M M Kalburgi. According to court records, soon after the July 2018 arrest of Ganesh Miskin, 28, the rider of the motorcycle that took Lankesh’s alleged killer Parshuram Waghmore to her home, two close relatives of Miskin discussed the arrest on phone. One of t...
Crucial farm reforms through, trail of anger, discord in House
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Crucial farm reforms through, trail of anger, discord in House

Written by Manoj C G , Harikishan Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: September 21, 2020 7:28:07 am TMC MP Derek O'Brien attempts to tear the rule book as ruckus erupts in the Rajya Sabha over agriculture related bills, during the ongoing Monsoon Session, at Parliament House in New Delhi, Sunday. (Photo: Screengrab @ RSTV via PTI)Dismissing Opposition objections and pleas, the government pushed through two key farm Bills in Rajya Sabha on Sunday amid unprecedented scenes of chaos, confusion, and ruckus. Agitated Opposition members, protesting the extension of the House sitting beyond the scheduled end at1 pm, tore copies of the Bills, broke micropho...
Chronic stress has been hypothesised as potential risk factor for hypertension
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Chronic stress has been hypothesised as potential risk factor for hypertension

September 21, 2020 4:37:30 am Furthermore, the study also attributed more than half of the mortalities due to ischaemic heart disease (54.2 per cent), stroke (56.2 per cent) and chronic kidney disease (54.5 per cent) to high systolic BP. (Representational)(Written by Gunjit Dinesh Madra) Hypertension, also known as the ‘silent killer’, can have pernicious effects on human health. Exposure to chronic stress has been hypothesized as a potential risk factor– and occupational stress has been studied extensively. As per data from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study of 2016, hypertension was the reason for 1.63 million deaths in India. Furthermore, it also attribut...
Opp, states see new faultline: Centre usurps powers, weakens federalism
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Opp, states see new faultline: Centre usurps powers, weakens federalism

Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: September 21, 2020 7:56:00 am Parliamentarians in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, amid the coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi. (Photo: LSTV via PTI)Several hot-button issues taken up by the government this week have triggered a debate over the federal character of the polity, with opposition and regional parties accusing the Centre of “transgressing into the powers of the state government on subjects that are in the concurrent list”. The passage of the farm Bills has come at the cost of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), one of the BJP’s oldest allies, walking out of the Union Ca...
Rafale jets conduct ‘familiarisation sorties’ over Ladakh – Times of India
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Rafale jets conduct ‘familiarisation sorties’ over Ladakh – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The country’s latest fighter jets, the omni-role Rafales, have now begun to fly in the skies over Ladakh amid the ongoing almost five-month long military confrontation with China in the high-altitude region. Defence sources on Sunday said the five Rafales, which were formally inducted into service at the Ambala airbase on September 10, have conducted some “familiarization sorties” in Ladakh in recent days. “Rafale pilots have flown the jets from Ambala to Ladakh to familiarize themselves with the operational environment there,” said a source. Without midair refueling, the 4.5-generation Rafales have a combat range of 780-km to 1,650-km, depending on the nature of their mission. Moreover, the fighters are armed with long stand-off weapons like the over 300-km range `Scalp’ a...
Pogacar becomes first Slovenian to win Tour de France | More sports News – Times of India
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Pogacar becomes first Slovenian to win Tour de France | More sports News – Times of India

PARIS: Tadej Pogacar became the first Slovenian to win the Tour de France after he retained the overall leader's yellow jersey in the 21st stage won by Sam Bennett on Sunday. The Team UAE Emirates rider, who will celebrate his 22nd birthday on Monday, is the youngest man to win the race since Henri Cornet in 1904. Pogacar, who pulled off a major upset when he claimed the yellow jersey from Primoz Roglic with a monumental performance in Saturday's time trial, also won the white jersey for the best Under-25 rider and the polka dot jersey for the mountains classification. Roglic ended up second, with Australian Richie Porte taking third place. 🇸🇮 😁 💛Slovenian smiles#TDF2020 https://t.co/jwfeKP832M— Tour de France™ (@LeTour) 1600611893000Pogacar also won three stages in one of the most bril...
IPL 2020: Ravichandran Ashwin sustains freak shoulder injury | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2020: Ravichandran Ashwin sustains freak shoulder injury | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Senior India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin endured a dream and nightmare in a space of six deliveries as he scalped two batsmen and then suffered a suspected shoulder dislocation during Delhi Capitals' IPL game against KXIP on Sunday. Brought in during the final Powerplay over, Ashwin first got Karun Nair and then bowled Nicholas Pooran through the gate but a needless dive to stop a single off the last delivery saw him land awkwardly on his left arm with shoulder taking the jerk. Check IPL 2020 League Stage ScheduleWrithing in pain, Ashwin's jersey became a temporary sling as he left the field along with Capitals' physio Patrick Farhard. R Ashwin injures his shoulder.Diving on his right, R Ashwin injured his left shoulder and left the field immediat… https://t.co/g8iLwrLUXi— In...
Police to work with Defence Ministry, ED to probe ‘espionage’ case against journo
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Police to work with Defence Ministry, ED to probe ‘espionage’ case against journo

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | September 21, 2020 4:18:50 am The investigating team will also be writing to the Enforcement Directorate to probe the alleged illegal financial transactions made by the accused persons. (File)The Delhi Police will seek help from the Defence Ministry and Enforcement Directorate for assistance in investigation of the alleged espionage racket, where three people, including a 61-year-old strategic affairs analyst and author and his two associates, have been arrested. On Saturday, the Special Cell claimed that analyst and author Rajeev Sharma was passing information about Indian troops on the Nepal and China borders to Chinese Int...
Delhi: To boost property tax, SDMC adopts ‘carrot-stick’ policy
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Delhi: To boost property tax, SDMC adopts ‘carrot-stick’ policy

Written by Abhinav Rajput | New Delhi | September 21, 2020 4:12:53 am There are around 50,000 commercial properties in South Delhi under the tax net. Later, notices would be sent to residential colonies as well, he said. (Representational)The South civic body will be using a ‘carrot and stick’ policy to increase its revenue hit by the Covid pandemic, under which it has come up with an amnesty scheme for property holders to deposit their pending taxes. If they don’t, demand notices would be served to them. Under the scheme, property holders who pay their outstanding dues by September 30 will be entitled to 100% interest and penalty waiver while those who...
Delhi Covid deaths fluctuate since June, but fatality rate sees steady dip
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Delhi Covid deaths fluctuate since June, but fatality rate sees steady dip

Written by Astha Saxena | New Delhi | Updated: September 21, 2020 10:11:00 am Over the last one week, Delhi has been reporting 30-40 Covid deaths per day and close to 4,000 cases a day. (File)Over the past months in Delhi, the number of cases and deaths has fluctuated considerably – from close to 100 deaths in a few weeks in June to 14 deaths a day in the first two weeks in August to 30 deaths on an average now. The case fatality ratio, however, has declined steadily month on month between July and September. While the mortality rate in July was 3.12%, it had fallen to 2.54% by the end of August. As of now, it stands at 2.04%. Over the last one week, D...
Heavy to very heavy rain likely for next 4 days in Bengal: Met
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Heavy to very heavy rain likely for next 4 days in Bengal: Met

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: September 21, 2020 11:38:59 am The administrations of East Midnapore, South and North 24-Parganas, Howrah, Kolkata and Hooghly have been alerted. (File)Alipore Meteorological Department has issued a warning of heavy to very heavy rain in the state for the next four days. However, there will be more rainfall in north Bengal than in the south parts. Water level of rivers is expected to rise and an alert has been issued. The weather department has warned fishermen in coastal regions not to venture out into the sea. According to weather men the low-pressure area is likely to move northwards into Gangetic West ...
Heavy to very heavy rain likely for next 4 days in West Bengal: Met
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Heavy to very heavy rain likely for next 4 days in West Bengal: Met

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | September 21, 2020 3:44:40 am The administrations of East Midnapore, South and North 24-Parganas, Howrah, Kolkata and Hooghly have been alerted. (File)Alipore Meteorological Department has issued a warning of heavy to very heavy rain in the state for the next four days. However, there will be more rainfall in north Bengal than in the south parts. Water level of rivers is expected to rise and an alert has been issued. The weather department has warned fishermen in coastal regions not to venture out into the sea. According to weather men the low-pressure area is likely to move northwards into Gangetic West Bengal, cau...
Delhi HC ruling on net, gadgets for EWS students poses new challenge for small private schools
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Delhi HC ruling on net, gadgets for EWS students poses new challenge for small private schools

Written by Sukrita Baruah | New Delhi | Updated: September 21, 2020 10:47:16 am These schools also raised concerns on the process of reimbursement by the state government for the purchase of devices. While children across the city stand to benefit from the Delhi High Court’s recent ruling that private schools must provide gadgets and internet packages free of cost to students belonging to economically weaker section (EWS) and disadvantaged groups (DG) categories, there is not much of a financial gap between them and fee-paying students in many smaller private schools. On Friday, the HC had ordered private schools and government schools like Kendriya Vi...
IPL 2020: Sachin Tendulkar backs Mumbai Indians to win title | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2020: Sachin Tendulkar backs Mumbai Indians to win title | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Batting great Sachin Tendulkar has no doubts as to which team he is supporting this season in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Tendulkar, who captained the Mumbai Indians from the inaugural season in 2008 till 2011, said that he favours the reigning champions to defend the title while adding that all teams in the tournament are on equal footing. "Of course, the Men in Blue, are there any doubts? I've always been in blue everywhere. When Mumbai and Indians come together then it becomes Mumbai Indians," Tendulkar told Aakash Chopra on the latter's Youtube channel. "All teams are quite balanced. This format is such that by the time you play, a lot has already transpired on the field. We can look at this in two ways. Batsmen who seem to be in a hurry are cautioned to take it easy...
Bengal: Infection growth declines, steady rise in recovery rate
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Bengal: Infection growth declines, steady rise in recovery rate

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: September 21, 2020 11:47:32 am According to the state health department, there was no discernible shift in the case fatality rate, which was 1.94 per cent on Sunday despite a record 414 deaths this week. The Covid-19 pandemic in West Bengal continued to slow down this week as the average infection growth rate dropped from 1.73 per cent to 1.58 per cent. The state recorded 22,429 cases compared to 21,920 infections last week (September 6 to 13). The doubling rate of infection — calculated over seven-day average growth — slowed further in this period, rising from 40 days to 44 days. Even though over 3,000 cases were rep...
‘Al-Qaeda module’ busted: NIA questions 6 held, gets transit remand
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‘Al-Qaeda module’ busted: NIA questions 6 held, gets transit remand

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: September 21, 2020 11:41:04 am The NIA headquarters in New Delhi. (Express Photo/File)The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday interrogated the six suspected al-Qaeda operatives arrested the day before in Murshidabad district, questioning them about their network in West Bengal. Sources said that on Monday the NIA was likely to fly out the six to Delhi. On Sunday, they were produced in a special NIA court here, which granted the agency transit remand till September 24. The accused will have to be produced in Patiala House Court by then. The interrogation on Sunday was conducted at the agency’s office in Bidh...