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Day: September 23, 2020

“The stars shine brightest when the night is darkest”; BTS delivers a heartfelt message at the UN General Assembly 2020 – Times of India
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“The stars shine brightest when the night is darkest”; BTS delivers a heartfelt message at the UN General Assembly 2020 – Times of India

The Korean pop band BTS made an appearance at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly to deliver an inspiring message to the youth struggling to cope during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Right from feeling alone to battling the dark thoughts, the boy band members shared instances from their lives and their personal challenges which they experienced since the pandemic started. The video of the same was shared on the official Youtube channel of the UNICEF. The band’s leader RM shared, “I looked up and couldn’t see the stars at night. I felt hopeless, everything felt apart,” while band member Jungkook added, "If our voices can give strength to people, then that’s what we want and that’s what we’ll keep on doing.” #BTS (#방탄소년단) Speech at the 75th UN General Assembly(https://t.co/rCHjc...
Unable to pay Board fee, Delhi govt faces pressure in HC, from students
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Unable to pay Board fee, Delhi govt faces pressure in HC, from students

Written by Sukrita Baruah | New Delhi | September 24, 2020 5:10:22 am However, no funds have been released for Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College among others. (File )The Delhi government’s decision to not pay CBSE exam fees for class X and XII students this year citing a financial crunch is being met with opposition — with online appeals, students sending postcards and a petition in the High Court. The Delhi government had announced last year that it would cover the complete examination fee for all students taking Board exams in its schools, and had paid fees for around 3.14 lakh students following a Cabinet meeti...
In Noida, hospitals see Covid ICUs running full
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In Noida, hospitals see Covid ICUs running full

Written by Amil Bhatnagar | Noida | Updated: September 24, 2020 8:15:14 am Besides Sharda and GIMS, four other hospitals offer ICU services for Covid patients.As ICU beds for Covid patients in private hospitals in Noida fill up fast, the Gautam Buddh Nagar CMO said that one of the reasons for the sudden increase could be people delaying treatment. “The possible reason for escalation in ICU admission is delay in treatment. Every patient must remember that the first three days of symptoms appearing is very crucial. A lot of times people wait for testing and further treatment. By the time the situation is understood, they might require oxygen ...
MoS Railways Suresh Angadi dies of Covid-19; first union minister to succumb to virus | India News – Times of India
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MoS Railways Suresh Angadi dies of Covid-19; first union minister to succumb to virus | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi died of Covid-19 on Wednesday, becoming the first union minister to succumb to the deadly virus. The 65-year-old BJP MP passed away around 8 pm at the AIIMS trauma centre which has been converted into a dedicated Covid-19 facility, sources at the hospital said. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. A fourth-term parliamentarian from Belagavi in Karnataka, Angadi had on September 11 announced on Twitter that he had contracted the disease and had requested all those who came in close contact with him in the previous days to monitor their health and get tested in case of any symptoms. He is the first Union minister to have died of coronavirus. At least six MLAs and three MPs have earlier succumbed to it. Former president Prana...
Opt for private labs to get tested for non-medical purposes: Gurgaon
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Opt for private labs to get tested for non-medical purposes: Gurgaon

Written by Sakshi Dayal | Gurgaon | Updated: September 24, 2020 8:16:39 am Till now, 74 men have succumbed to the Covid-19 infection and 46 women have died due to the infection. (Express photo: Jaipal Singh)Four days after the Haryana government issued a notification directing those wanting to get themselves tested for Covid for “non-medical reasons” to pay a certain predetermined rate for the test, the Gurgaon district health department is looking to “encourage” them to approach private facilities, which charge the same amount. Officials said the move is aimed at allowing government facilities to focus on people at greater risk of contracting the infe...
Back farmers’ demand to legalise MSP as floor price, says ally JD(U)
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Back farmers’ demand to legalise MSP as floor price, says ally JD(U)

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: September 24, 2020 4:51:04 am JD(U) secretary general K C TyagiWITH POLLS looming in Bihar, the JD(U) appears to have taken a calibrated approach to the contentious farm Bills. The BJP’s senior NDA ally in the state Wednesday welcomed passage of the Bills in Parliament but said that it supports the demand of various farmers’ organisations for a law that makes payment below the MSP a punishable offence. Speaking to The Indian Express, former Rajya Sabha MP and JD(U) principal general secretary K C Tyagi said: “We welcome the passage of both the Bills in Parliament. Our party supported these Bills. ...
Frank de Boer appointed Netherlands national team coach | Football News – Times of India
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Frank de Boer appointed Netherlands national team coach | Football News – Times of India

THE HAGUE: Frank de Boer was appointed coach of the Netherlands on Wednesday, succeeding Ronald Koeman who quit to join Barcelona. The federation said the 50-year-old De Boer signed a contract through the World Cup in Qatar in 2022. De Boer's appointment comes just over two months after he left Atlanta United by mutual consent after a poor re-start to the MLS season, with the team losing all three of its group games at the MLS Is Back tournament in Florida. De Boer, a tough defender who won the Champions League as a player for Ajax in 1995, played 112 games for the national team. He was assistant to head coach Bert van Marwijk when the Netherlands reached the World Cup final in South Africa in 2010, losing by a single extra-time goal to Spain. De Boer had a successful start to his manag...
‘I spent my life crying’: Lost in Partition, found over WhatsApp call
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‘I spent my life crying’: Lost in Partition, found over WhatsApp call

Written by Hamza Khan | Jaipur | Updated: September 24, 2020 8:38:32 am Daphia Bai’s 73-year search for her family in India ended on September 13 with a video call. ExpressEarlier this month, sitting on a cot in Mailsi town of Pakistan’s Punjab province, 86-year-old Daphia Bai alias Aisha plugged in earphones, with some help, and focused on the mobile screen, her eyes already moist in anticipation. When she finally saw her nephews and grandsons on the video call, she couldn’t stop kissing the screen or hold back her tears: it was the first time since Partition that she had laid eyes on a member of her long-lost family. On the other side, in Bikaner’s M...
MoS Railways Suresh Angadi dies of Covid
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MoS Railways Suresh Angadi dies of Covid

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 24, 2020 8:10:34 am As railway minister, Angadi was characterised by his keen interest in tracking big-ticket projects. (File)Minister of State for Railways Suresh Chanabasappa Angadi became the first Union minister to succumb to the coronavirus on Wednesday. Angadi, 65, passed away less than two weeks after he was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on September 11 with symptoms of Covid-19. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led his colleagues in the government and party in offering condolences. “Shri Suresh Angadi was an exceptional karyakarta, who worked hard to make the party st...
No tech transfer yet, Rafale makers didn’t deliver on offsets, says CAG
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No tech transfer yet, Rafale makers didn’t deliver on offsets, says CAG

Written by Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | Updated: September 24, 2020 3:22:20 pm An Indian Air Force officer wearing a protective face mask at the Ambala Air Force Station before the induction ceremony of the five Rafale jets on September 10, 2020. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)Coming down heavily on the government’s offset policy for defence procurement, the national auditor cited the example of the 36 Rafale fighter jets bought from Dassault Aviation and said that the French manufacturer has not delivered on its promises regarding transfer of technology. In a statement issued Wednesday, after its latest reports were tabled in Parliament, the Comptrol...
Committed to MSP but it was never part  of law: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar
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Committed to MSP but it was never part of law: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

Written by Harikishan Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: September 24, 2020 7:26:20 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)Rejecting demands for the inclusion of Minimum Support Price as a mandatory provision in the contentious Farm Bills that were passed in Parliament amid protests, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar Wednesday said that while the government was committed to MSP, it was “not a part of the law” earlier and “is not” today. Tomar also hit out at Opposition parties and asked why they ...
Osaka, Rapinoe, Mahomes among athletes on ‘Time 100’ list | Off the field News – Times of India
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Osaka, Rapinoe, Mahomes among athletes on ‘Time 100’ list | Off the field News – Times of India

US Open champion Naomi Osaka, American soccer player Megan Rapinoe and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes were among the athletes named on the 2020 "Time 100" list of the most influential people in the world. The annual list, which is not ranked, honours individuals who have had the most significant impact on the global landscape that year and includes heads of state, business leaders, activists and entertainers, among others. There is no winner named. The athletes on the US magazine's list have enjoyed sporting success as well as promoting other causes. Rapinoe has fought for gender pay equity in soccer while Osaka has supported the Black Lives Matter movement. Osaka wore a mask bearing the name of a different Black American before each match at the US Open, where she clinched the title, i...
FinCEN Files: Before bankruptcy and probe, Bhushan Steel hit US radar for flows from Latvia, Dubai
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FinCEN Files: Before bankruptcy and probe, Bhushan Steel hit US radar for flows from Latvia, Dubai

Written by Khushboo Narayan | New Delhi | Updated: September 24, 2020 7:10:46 am 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.Multiple transfers from a bank in Latvia and two electronics firms in the UAE and a series of circular transactions with a Dubai company are among the financial transactions linked to Bhushan Steel Ltd red-flagged by foreign banks to the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), according to records investiga...
FinCEN Files: 44 Indian banks, transactions of $1 billion, flagged to US regulator
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FinCEN Files: 44 Indian banks, transactions of $1 billion, flagged to US regulator

Written by Sandeep Singh | New Delhi | Updated: September 24, 2020 2:25:08 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.AT least 44 Indian banks have been flagged in connection with transactions by Indian entities and individuals in a set of Suspicious Activity Reports filed by US banks with the watchdog agency, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), an investigation by The Indian Express shows. As per one set of records wher...
NCB summons Deepika Padukone on September 25, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor a day later
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NCB summons Deepika Padukone on September 25, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor a day later

Written by Mohamed Thaver | Mumbai | Updated: September 24, 2020 8:34:16 am (Clockwise from top left) Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh, and Shraddha Kapoor have been summoned by NCB. (Photo: Sara Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Rakul Preet Singh, Shraddha Kapoor/Instagram)AS PART of its investigations into Rhea Chakraborty’s purported WhatsApp chats and an alleged “drug citadel in Mumbai”, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has summoned actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh for questioning. While Padukone and Singh have been summoned in connection with the FIR filed by the NCB based on Chakraborty’s...
Delhi riots chargesheet: Khurshid, Kavita Krishnan named by accused for ‘provocative speeches’
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Delhi riots chargesheet: Khurshid, Kavita Krishnan named by accused for ‘provocative speeches’

Written by Aranya Shankar , Anand Mohan J | New Delhi | Updated: September 24, 2020 12:14:16 pm The statement of a protected witness, made under Section 164 CrPC, also names Khurshid as having made a provocative speech. (File)Congress leader Salman Khurshid, CPI-ML Politburo member Kavita Krishnan, student activist Kawalpreet Kaur, scientist Gauhar Raza and advocate Prashant Bhushan find a mention in disclosure statements of accused persons in a chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police last week alleging a conspiracy in the Northeast Delhi riots. Khurshid’s name figures in the disclosure statements of accused Khalid Saifi as well as former Congre...
Rethink short lockdowns, tracing is key: PM Modi to states
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Rethink short lockdowns, tracing is key: PM Modi to states

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M | New Delhi | Updated: September 24, 2020 7:25:41 am PM Modi was interacting with chief ministers of states.(Source: Twitter/BJP4India) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked the Chief Ministers of seven states worst hit by the Covid-19 crisis to make a critical assessment of the 1-2-day lockdowns that several states have been imposing, and the adverse impact these have on economic activity. The Prime Minister stressed on the need for states to strengthen their tracing- tracking strategy to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus infection. “The lockdown brought benefits. Globally too, it has been appreciated. ...
Was prepared to do anything to play in IPL: Alex Carey | Cricket News – Times of India
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Was prepared to do anything to play in IPL: Alex Carey | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Delhi Capitals' Alex Carey is delighted that the Indian Premier League (IPL) is taking place this year despite the coronavirus pandemic and said he was "prepared to do anything to come here and to be able to play". The league, initially slated to commence in March, began on September 19 in the UAE with several guidelines and protocols in place because of the pandemic. After wrapping up national team duties for Australia with a remarkable century against England earlier this month, wicketkeeper-batsman Carey will be keen to make a statement in his debut IPL season for the Delhi Capitals, who began their campaign with a nail-biting win against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. "It's a different situation to be in and to be able to come over here (UAE) and play, to have the IPL go ahead is...
4 cases of Congo fever reported in state, 1 dead
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4 cases of Congo fever reported in state, 1 dead

Written by Sohini Ghosh | Ahmedabad | September 24, 2020 4:09:49 am Gujarat had first reported cases of CCHF in 2011, according to the World Health Organisation, which was also the first documented case in the country. (Representational)Four cases of Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) were reported from the state this year, of which three cases have been reported to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as part of the “weekly outbreak” reports, even as the state health department claimed there had been “no outbreak of CCHF this year”. Of the four, one died in Botad, said officials. The cases this year are, however, far less than last year ...
Prashant Bhushan accuses Bar body of trying to gag lawyers | India News – Times of India
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Prashant Bhushan accuses Bar body of trying to gag lawyers | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan, convicted recently in a contempt case, on Wednesday accused the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) of trying to "gag" lawyers from speaking critically about the judiciary. Bhushan's reaction came in response to a notice sent to him by BCD to appear before it on October 23 in connection with the case. BCD asked him why proceedings should not be initiated to revoke his enrolment as a lawyer in view of the conviction and punishment by the apex court for his contemptuous tweets against judiciary. "So Bar Council now wants to gag lawyers from speaking critically about the Judiciary," Bhushan wrote on Twitter. The BCD sent the notice in pursuance of the resolution of September 6 of the apex bar body, the Bar Council of India (BCI), asking its Delhi chapter...