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Day: September 22, 2020

Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings: Sanju Samson leads Royals to 16-run win | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings: Sanju Samson leads Royals to 16-run win | Cricket News – Times of India

An evening like the one in Sharjah on Tuesday makes you wonder why Sanju Samson hasn't played more than four T20 internationals for India. Against a strong Chennai Super Kings (CSK) unit, Samson enthralled with an innings of 74 from just 32 balls to help Rajasthan Royals (RR) reach a commanding 216 for 7 from 20 overs. The total was more than enough as Royals opened their account with a 16-run victory. The more watchful Steve Smith contributed 69 (47b) while Jofra Archer (27 not out off 8 balls) rubbed salt into CSK wounds by hitting Lungi Ngidi for four sixes in the final over. ScorecardIn response, Faf du Plessis tried his best for CSK with 72 from 37 balls. MS Dhoni, meanwhile, didn't help himself by coming in at No. 7. He finished with an unbeaten 29 from 17 balls and hit three sixe...
Oppn to boycott RS till suspension revoked, Govt says ‘express regret’
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Oppn to boycott RS till suspension revoked, Govt says ‘express regret’

Written by Manoj C G , Esha Roy | New Delhi | September 23, 2020 4:48:49 am Parliamentarians in the Rajya Sabha after opposition MPs staged a walkout demanding that the suspension of 8 lawmakers be revoked. (RSTV/PTI)DRAWING THE battle lines, the Opposition on Tuesday decided to boycott Rajya Sabha proceedings till the suspension of eight members is revoked. But the government insisted that the MPs — suspended for “unruly behaviour” during the passage of two key farm Bills on Sunday — should first “express regret”. The suspension of the eight Opposition MPs — Congress’s Rajeev Satav, Syed Naseer Hussain and Ripun Bora, Trinamool Congress’s Dere...
Shapoorji ready to exit as Tata offers to buy out its stake
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Shapoorji ready to exit as Tata offers to buy out its stake

By: ENS Economic Bureau | Mumbai, New Delhi | Updated: September 23, 2020 11:31:51 am The Tata Group said it is open to buying shares held by the SP Group to aid the latter’s fund-raising efforts, its lawyer told the Supreme Court. (File)THE SHAPOORJI Pallonji (SP) Group said in the Supreme Court Tuesday that it would exit from Tata Sons, provided it gets an “early resolution” and a “fair, equitable solution” in the protracted legal battle between the two sides. This could potentially mark an end to the 70-year relationship between two of India’s oldest and biggest business groups. The SP Group is the largest minority shareholder in Tata Sons, the holding company...
FinCEN Files — Cyprus to Isle of Man: Over 100 transactions linked to Max chairman
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FinCEN Files — Cyprus to Isle of Man: Over 100 transactions linked to Max chairman

Written by Sandeep Singh | New Delhi | Updated: September 23, 2020 7:10:02 pm The FinCEN Files contain a 20-page “intelligence assessment” on the mirror network and list 54 shell companies which, they say, moved billions of dollars annually from Russia through European securities markets to other jurisdictions beginning as early as 2011.OVER 100 transactions worth $104.4 million by companies associated with Max Group founder and chairman Analjit Singh were red-flagged by Standard Chartered Bank, New York, to US financial watchdog FinCEN. These transactions, between July 2014 and November 2016, were between entities in India and those located in Cyprus,...
Panic, overuse: Centre pinpoints oxygen issues
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Panic, overuse: Centre pinpoints oxygen issues

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M | New Delhi | September 23, 2020 4:31:59 am At the weekly briefing on the pandemic, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said five decisions had been taken on the issue of oxygen supply. (Express photo)The Centre has identified three major “problem areas” in the management of oxygen inventory and clinical management of patients on oxygen support, which resulted in poor availability of oxygen, especially in big states with high Covid-19 caseloads, The Indian Express has learnt. Over the past week, the Centre has held multiple meetings with states about the availability of oxygen. A senior central official who is part of the empowe...
India, China agree no more escalation, to see if it holds
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India, China agree no more escalation, to see if it holds

Written by Shubhajit Roy , Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | Updated: September 23, 2020 7:07:26 am An Indian army soldier guard on top of his vehicle as their convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Tuesday. (AP Photo)Returning to the talks table after their foreign ministers reached a pact to dial down tensions in Ladakh, India and China have agreed not to engage in “escalatory behaviour” along the Line of Actual Control, The Indian Express has learnt. This is the key takeaway from the 12-hour meeting at the Moldo border point between Indian and Chinese military commanders Monda...
First Covid lay-offs by BCCI: 11 coaches at national academy; they say were not alerted
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First Covid lay-offs by BCCI: 11 coaches at national academy; they say were not alerted

Written by Devendra Pandey | Mumbai | September 23, 2020 4:30:13 am Dravid, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and board secretary Jay Shah did not respond to queries from The Indian Express. (File)NO INDIA matches since February, its showpiece IPL playing out in a bio-bubble of empty stands in the UAE, the world’s richest cricket body is now quietly tightening its belt. Marking its first big staff lay-offs since the Covid outbreak, the BCCI has decided to not renew the annual contracts of 11 coaches at its premier National Cricket Academy (NCA), including five retired India players —Ramesh Powar, SS Das, Hrishikesh Kanitkar, Subroto Banerjee and Sujith Soms...
As September Covid-19 surge sweeps rural Maharashtra, hunt for beds
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As September Covid-19 surge sweeps rural Maharashtra, hunt for beds

Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Satara | Updated: September 23, 2020 3:10:11 pm Kashabha kumbhar waited three days for bed outside Karad sub district hospital. (Express photo by Tabassum)For three days earlier this month, 65-year-old Kashabha Kumbhar lay outside the Karad Sub-District Hospital as his family, which had made its way there from a village 20 km away, hunted for a hospital bed. It was only when Kumbhar turned critical that the hospital admitted him on September 10. The Karad hospital had been converted into a Covid facility in March, but as cases lagged, had gone back to taking in other patients. Now, as coronavirus spreads to rural area...
Andreescu pulls out of French Open, to take rest of 2020 off | Tennis News – Times of India
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Andreescu pulls out of French Open, to take rest of 2020 off | Tennis News – Times of India

Canada's Bianca Andreescu has pulled out of the French Open and will take the rest of the season off to focus on her recuperation, the world number seven said on Tuesday. Andreescu, who did not defend her 2019 U.S. Open crown in New York this year, has not played on tour since the WTA Finals in Shenzhen last year where she retired with a knee injury that also kept her out of the Australian Open in January. "I have come to the difficult decision to skip the clay court swing this year and will be taking the remainder of the season off to focus on my health and training," Andreescu said in a statement. "As hard as it was to come to this conclusion, I have so much to look forward to in 2021, including the Olympics. I want to use this time to focus on my game so I can come back stronger and ...
Ahead of winter, stubble burning back in focus
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Ahead of winter, stubble burning back in focus

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | September 23, 2020 3:58:22 am Every year, smoke from such farm fires veer over to Delhi, contributing to air pollution during winters, in addition to sources of emissions within the city. (File)The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) Tuesday wrote to the chief secretaries of Punjab and Haryana to urgently address the issue of crop residue burning. The letter from EPCA chairman Bhure Lal said crop stubble burning appears to have started in Punjab and neighbouring border areas. Lal said that as per data from the Centre-run SAFAR agency, the fire counts were 42 on Monday and 20...
IPL 2020: It’s Rajasthan Royals again and Dhoni gets upset with umpire reversing his dismissal decision | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2020: It’s Rajasthan Royals again and Dhoni gets upset with umpire reversing his dismissal decision | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: Mahendra Singh Dhoni briefly seemed upset during Chennai Super Kings' IPL match against Rajasthan Royals after one of the wrong decisions by the on-field umpire was rightfully changed after a referral to the third umpire. It was in the 18th over of the Royals' innings and Deepak Chahar bowling to Tom Curran got a caught behind decision from umpire C Shamshuddin. It was a horrible decision and Curran couldn't refer after Rahul Tewatia wasted the only DRS. However, after consultation with square leg umpire Vineet Kulkarni, Shamshuddin understanding his error in judgement referred it to TV umpire. The replays showed that neither Curran edged the ball no did Dhoni catch it cleanly as it bounced before entering his gloves. The decision was overturned but the veteran skipper looked v...
Delhi: Bus tickets to be available on app starting November
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Delhi: Bus tickets to be available on app starting November

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 23, 2020 11:11:37 am “The app has received good responses from passengers. We have rectified all glitches we've noticed in the previous trials.Come November, tickets for DTC and cluster buses in Delhi will be available at the click of a button. The second phase trial of the Chartr app between September 7 and 21, which covered more than 60 routes on cluster buses and one route on DTC buses, showed that in non-AC buses 6% of tickets were sold through the app. This figure was 7% for AC buses. Of the 51,644 tickets purchased through the app during this 14-day period, almost 80% were free “pink” tickets for wom...
Delhi: Increase in cases this month behind move to up beds
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Delhi: Increase in cases this month behind move to up beds

Written by Astha Saxena | New Delhi | Updated: September 23, 2020 11:12:54 am At a Covid-19 centre in New Delhi. (Express Photo: Amit Mehra, File)Behind the Delhi government’s move to order 33 private hospitals to reserve 80% of their ICU beds for Covid patients is the increase in cases since the beginning of the month as well as the apprehension that people from outside Delhi are occupying ICU beds. As per sources, 35% of patients on ventilators and 25% of those in ICUs and on oxygen support in Delhi’s Covid hospitals are from other states. At present, there are 15,800 beds for Covid patients, of which almost 45% are occupied. There are 1,287 ventilat...
UP’s new Film City to come up along Yamuna E-way
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UP’s new Film City to come up along Yamuna E-way

Written by Maulshree Seth , Ashna Butani | New Delhi | Updated: September 23, 2020 11:14:45 am Udit Narayan sang a special song for UP CM Yogi Adityanath. (Source: @Saurabhsherry/Twitter) During a two-hour-long marathon meeting with over 20 film directors and producers, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Tuesday unveiled his government’s plan to set up a dedicated infotainment zone or ‘Film City’ in the state, saying the “need of the hour is that the Indian film industry should get a new platform”. The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development (YEIDA) finalised the location— a 1,000-acre area in Sector 21, situated along the Yamuna Ex...
Delhi HC stays order to reserve 80% ICU beds for Covid cases in pvt hospitals
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Delhi HC stays order to reserve 80% ICU beds for Covid cases in pvt hospitals

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 23, 2020 11:43:56 am The government in an order on September 13 had issued instructions to 33 private hospitals to reserve 80% ICU beds for Covid patients, keeping in view the rise in Covid cases in the capital. (File)THE DELHI High Court Tuesday stayed a Delhi government order asking some prominent private hospitals to reserve 80% of their ICU beds exclusively for Covid-19 patients. The Delhi government, in a statement later, said it will challenge the order on Wednesday, while asserting that “it is extremely important to reserve ICU beds in private hospitals to deal with increasing corona cases”. Justic...
In Delhi riots chargesheet, broken spectacles and Hong Kong text cited against Sharjeel
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In Delhi riots chargesheet, broken spectacles and Hong Kong text cited against Sharjeel

Written by Anand Mohan J | New Delhi | Updated: September 23, 2020 11:47:53 am A Delhi court on Monday extended by three days the police custody of JNU student Sharjeel Imam, arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, in a case related to communal violence in Northeast Delhi in February.A WhatsApp message featuring JNU student Sharjeel Imam talking about “Hong Kong wali strategy” and his broken spectacles have been cited by Delhi Police in their chargesheet filed at Karkardooma court last week, to substantiate their claim that he was a conspirator behind the Northeast Delhi riots. Though Imam has not been chargesheeted as an acc...
First Covid lay-offs by BCCI: 11 coaches at national academy; they say were not alerted
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First Covid lay-offs by BCCI: 11 coaches at national academy; they say were not alerted

Written by Devendra Pandey | Mumbai | Updated: September 23, 2020 10:22:35 am Dravid, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and board secretary Jay Shah did not respond to queries from The Indian Express. (File)NO INDIA matches since February, its showpiece IPL playing out in a bio-bubble of empty stands in the UAE, the world’s richest cricket body is now quietly tightening its belt. Marking its first big staff lay-offs since the Covid outbreak, the BCCI has decided to not renew the annual contracts of 11 coaches at its premier National Cricket Academy (NCA), including five retired India players —Ramesh Powar, SS Das, Hrishikesh Kanitkar, Subroto Banerjee and ...
Covid lay-offs by BCCI: 11 coaches at national academy
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Covid lay-offs by BCCI: 11 coaches at national academy

Written by Devendra Pandey | Mumbai | September 23, 2020 3:28:30 am Dravid, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and board secretary Jay Shah did not respond to queries from The Indian Express. (File)NO INDIA matches since February, its showpiece IPL playing out in a bio-bubble of empty stands in the UAE, the world’s richest cricket body is now quietly tightening its belt. Marking its first big staff lay-offs since the Covid outbreak, the BCCI has decided to not renew the annual contracts of 11 coaches at its premier National Cricket Academy (NCA), including five retired India players —Ramesh Powar, SS Das, Hrishikesh Kanitkar, Subroto Banerjee and Sujith Soms...
Unlockdown: Children in custodial care institutions hopeful of repatriation, reunion with families
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Unlockdown: Children in custodial care institutions hopeful of repatriation, reunion with families

Written by Sadaf Modak | Mumbai | September 23, 2020 3:19:20 am Children at the Dongri home are kept busy with various activities. (Credit: Aashiyana)The phased ‘unlockdown’ has raised hopes among children lodged in custodial care institutions in the city, who are awaiting repatriation to their home countries or reunion with their families in other states. At the Children Aid Society’s home in Dongri, 36 children are awaiting reunion with their families since March, held up by delayed procedures, limited trains and permissions from their states. The home also has four children from other countries, including Nepal and Bangladesh, awaiting travel permits...