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Day: September 27, 2020

Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab: Sensational Tewatia hits five sixes in an over to take RR to incredible win over KXIP | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab: Sensational Tewatia hits five sixes in an over to take RR to incredible win over KXIP | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: Rahul Tewatia struck five sixes in an over at the fag end of the match as Rajasthan Royals recorded the highest run chase in IPL history, beating Kings XI Punjab by four wickets in a high-scoring encounter on Sunday. Chasing a stiff 224 for a win, the Royals needed 51 runs from the last three overs and it seemed the fate of the match was already sealed but Tewatia turned the match on its head in a dramatic fashion, taking 30 runs from Sheldon Cottrell in the 18th over. Scorecard | Points TableIn an unbelievable turn of events, Tewatia (53 off 31 balls and 7 sixes), who was struggling to connect the ball after being pushed up the order ahead of the likes of Robin Uthappa, suddenly shifted gears as he hoisted Cottrell for a series of sixes much to the amazement of his team-mates ...
SAD-BJP alliance weathered many  a storm unscathed — until now
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SAD-BJP alliance weathered many a storm unscathed — until now

Written by Navjeevan Gopal | Chandigarh | September 28, 2020 5:20:35 am The BJP had been part of post-poll alliances with governments led by Akalis in Punjab four times, from 1967 to 1980. (File)WHILE THE farm Bills issue finally led to the BJP losing its oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), this is not the first time that the two parties have had differences. Despite these, the alliance, which has seen several highs and lows, remained intact, until now. The Akalis first joined hands with the Jan Sangh (the BJP’s predecessor) in 1967. They parties stitched together a pre-poll alliance for the 1997 Punjab Assembly elections, which continued till 2019 p...
2 Lashkar terrorists killed in Pulwama encounter | India News – Times of India
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2 Lashkar terrorists killed in Pulwama encounter | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists were killed in a gunfight between them and security forces in Samboora area of Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday. An army jawan received minor injuries in the gun battle that was halted in the evening because of darkness, a J&K police officer said. According to reports, a joint team of police, Army's 50RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation in Samboora after receiving specific information about terrorists hiding there. As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon the security forces, triggering the encounter. The operation will resume on Monday morning as the joint team believes more terrorists are holed up in the area. The jawan who received minor injuries in the foot wa...
Shaky start to paddy procurement in Punjab: Delayed payments, just 9% purchase by govt
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Shaky start to paddy procurement in Punjab: Delayed payments, just 9% purchase by govt

Written by Anju Agnihotri Chaba | Jalandhar | September 28, 2020 5:11:11 am At a grain market in Ludhiana on Sunday. (Photo by Gurmeet Singh)THOUGH 37,000 metric tonnes paddy (parmal non-Basmati) arrived in Punjab’s grain markets in the past two days, the Punjab government had procured merely 3,590 metric tonnes (9 per cent) till Sunday. Moreover, no farmers whose grains had been procured by government agencies were seen receiving payments because Cash Credit Limit (CCL) is yet to be sanctioned by the Centre. The government has advanced procurement of paddy by five days. The official date of paddy procurement had previously always been October 1, becau...
In Canada, NRIs gather in support of farmers’ protest in Punjab
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In Canada, NRIs gather in support of farmers’ protest in Punjab

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | September 28, 2020 4:58:48 am A protest in support of Indian farmers in Calgary.Teri kahi nu kranti da chinh bana ke, asman vich lehranvangi. Bapu tu dharne vich ekalla nahi javenga, Tere naal main vi jawanagi (I will turn your spade into a symbol of revolution and wave it in the air. Father, you will not go to the dharna alone, I too will go along with you). These lines were recited by Surindergeet Kaur (67), at the Prairie Winds Park in Canada’s Calgary on Friday to show support for the farmers’ agitation in Punjab. The audience was a gathering of 300 members of cultural associations who had gathered in support of...
French Open: Wawrinka thrashes Murray as big match falls flat | Tennis News – Times of India
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French Open: Wawrinka thrashes Murray as big match falls flat | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: What was billed as an opening-day classic between two old warriors turned into a damp squib as Stan Wawrinka crushed Andy Murray 6-1 6-3 6-2 at the French Open on Sunday. The last time they met on Court Philippe Chatrier, in the 2017 semi-final, Wawrinka came through a five-set slugfest but this time it proved a painfully one-sided affair as Murray suffered his equal worst Grand Slam beating. Simply Out-STAN-ding 👏@stanwawrinka earns a first win over Murray since the 2017 SF in impressive 6-1 6-3 6-2 fas… https://t.co/vg0l7hZVSO— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) 1601227384000When the opening three games on a near-empty showcourt took around 20 minutes, another battle royal looked possible between the players who both own three Grand Slam titles. But as 16th seed Wawrinka, champion i...
On Bhagat Singh birth anniv today, political activity to peak in Punjab
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On Bhagat Singh birth anniv today, political activity to peak in Punjab

Written by Kanchan Vasdev | Chandigarh | September 28, 2020 4:50:17 am On Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary on Monday, the state is set to witness heightened political activity. (File)While the Assembly elections in Punjab are still over 16 months away, the ongoing farmers’ agitation against the legislations passed recently by the Parliament and given assent by President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday has rendered Punjab politically hot amid Covid-19 peak. While the farmers are organising protests and rail-roko agitations, all political parties are trying to outdo each other to attract the attention of the peasantry, a major chunk of vote-bank ...
No end date, no sure shot vaccine…stimulus rolling, won’t hesitate to spend: FM
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No end date, no sure shot vaccine…stimulus rolling, won’t hesitate to spend: FM

Written by P Vaidyanathan Iyer | New Delhi | September 28, 2020 4:37:01 am Sitharaman said Saturday the economy continues to face challenges of a different nature with no clear-cut end date for the pandemic, especially in the absence of a sure-shot vaccine.SIX MONTHS INTO the Covid-19 pandemic, and a sharp 23.9 per cent GDP contraction in April-June following a strict national lockdown, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Saturday the economy continues to face challenges of a different nature with no clear-cut end date for the pandemic, especially in the absence of a sure-shot vaccine. In an interview to The Indian Express (detailed transcrip...
‘Hurting the farmers? How? Ask us one question we can’t answer’: Nirmala Sitharaman
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‘Hurting the farmers? How? Ask us one question we can’t answer’: Nirmala Sitharaman

By: ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: September 28, 2020 8:15:25 am Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in Lok Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament. (Photo: Screengrab @ LSTV via PTI Photo)POINTING OUT THAT her Cabinet colleague Narendra Tomar, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, had wide-ranging consultation with all stakeholders including the Opposition before introducing the three reformist farm Bills in Parliament, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the Congress and other political parties were doing a “disservice”, particularly after having professed the same reforms in their own manifestos. In an inter...
From RBI & govt banks to LIC, Rs 205 crore to PM Cares from salaries
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From RBI & govt banks to LIC, Rs 205 crore to PM Cares from salaries

Written by Shyamlal Yadav | New Delhi | Updated: September 28, 2020 10:36:16 am The national banking regulator, RBI, stated that its Rs 7.34 crore was from “contribution by employees”.IT’S NOT just a wide range of central educational institutions, at least seven public sector banks, seven other leading financial institutions and insurers, and the RBI, have together contributed Rs 204.75 crore from their staff salaries to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) fund, RTI records accessed by The Indian Express show. Of these, records show, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), General Insurance Corporati...
Jaswant Singh: The courteous scholar-politician who was often out of sync with his party
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Jaswant Singh: The courteous scholar-politician who was often out of sync with his party

Written by Coomi Kapoor | New Delhi | Updated: September 28, 2020 11:23:28 am Jaswant Singh died after a cardiac arrest at the Army Hospital. (Express Photo by Amit Mehra/File) Jaswant Singh, 82, was always somewhat of a misfit in the BJP, a party he helped found in 1980, and which he ably represented as a nine-time parliamentarian and Minister with key portfolios in the Vajpayee years between 1998 and 2004. But the former Army Major with his liberalism, courteous old world military mannerisms, his interest in books and scholarship, and his outspokenness, was often out of sync with many in his party – the reason he was twice expelled from the BJP. At t...
MP Siva was in seat but order key for division: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh
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MP Siva was in seat but order key for division: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh

Written by Manoj C G | New Delhi | Updated: September 28, 2020 2:05:37 pm Opposition leaders stage a protest in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday (RSTV/PTI Photo)Responding to The Indian Express report that two Opposition MPs were in their seats when they asked for division on the farm Bills, Deputy Chairman Harivansh, in a statement Sunday, said it was “true” that DMK MP Tiruchi Siva had demanded a division from his seat but he pointed out that “order in the House” is “equally important” to have a division. The Indian Express, after reviewing the official footage of Rajya Sabha TV between 1 pm — when the Deputy Chairman extended the sitting — to 1.26 pm when...
After meeting with Shah, leaders from Ladakh call off poll boycott
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After meeting with Shah, leaders from Ladakh call off poll boycott

Written by Dipankar Ghose | New Delhi | September 28, 2020 4:32:06 am Union Ministers Amit Shah, Kiren Rijiju and Kishan Reddy at the meet with representatives from Leh on Saturday. TwitterThe government on Sunday announced it would consider all “issues related to language, demography, ethnicity, land and jobs” for which the Ladakhi people have demanded constitutional protection. The People’s Movement for Constitutional Safeguard, an umbrella body of the Ladakhi leadership, agreed to call off its boycott of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) elections scheduled for October 16. The contours of a broad understanding were reached at a m...
NDA only in name…no meeting called by PM all these years: Sukhbir
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NDA only in name…no meeting called by PM all these years: Sukhbir

Written by Navjeevan Gopal | Chandigarh | Updated: September 28, 2020 2:34:23 pm "It's sad that we created the NDA but the NDA is not there today," he said.A DAY after snapping ties with the BJP, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday said the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) had lost credibility and was an alliance “just in name”. Talking to The Indian Express, Badal said, “For the last 7, 8, 10 years or so, NDA is just in name. There is nothing in the NDA. No discussion, no planning, no meetings. I don’t remember a day in last 10 years when the Prime Minister called NDA meeting for lunch to discuss what ...
Rhea ki aukaat to waiver from govt: how Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey stoops to conquer
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Rhea ki aukaat to waiver from govt: how Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey stoops to conquer

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: September 28, 2020 2:33:44 pm Patna: JD(U) National President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar presents the membership slip to former DGP Gupteshwar Pandey as he joins the party, in Patna, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (PTI Photo)Seven months ago, he started his own YouTube channel and got professionals to manage his Facebook and Twitter accounts. Then, he took on the Opposition for questioning the Bihar government’s handling of a triple murder case in Gopalganj. Last month, he became the face of the state’s pursuit of the Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case. On Sunday, it all fell into place. Within just five d...
Vardy treble inspires Leicester to 5-2 win over Manchester City | Football News – Times of India
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Vardy treble inspires Leicester to 5-2 win over Manchester City | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER (England): A Jamie Vardy hat-trick coupled with goals from James Maddison and Youri Tielemans steered Leicester City to a stunning 5-2 win at Manchester City on Sunday and kept them top of the Premier League with a maximum nine points from three games. City had not conceded five goals in a home game since February 2003 against Arsenal and it was the first time their boss Pep Guardiola had seen a side he is managing concede five in what was his 686th game in the dugout. Leicester stun Man City at the Etihad with a brilliant performance#MCILEI https://t.co/Bdy4RNdBmL— Premier League (@premierleague) 1601227417000With injured strikers Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero unavailable, City lacked bite as Raheem Sterling looked uncomfortable on his own up front while a porous defence w...
Aiming to minimise compulsory content, increase elective courses: PEC director
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Aiming to minimise compulsory content, increase elective courses: PEC director

Written by Hina Rohtaki | September 28, 2020 4:16:22 am PEC Director Dheeraj Sanghi (Twitter@PEC DheerajSanghi)PEC Director Dheeraj Sanghi speaks to HINA ROHTAKI about bringing flexibility in curriculum for students, impact of Covid-19 on the institution and placements. We learnt that PEC is bringing flexibility in curriculum for students. What is it going to be about and how? A basic assumption we are making is that a lot of students completing class 12th do not have much idea about their interests. There is too much focus on entrance exams and to some extent board exams. Hence, they do not have much exposure and time to develop their interests and pas...
When Salman Khan, Arbaaz and Sohail came together for an epic selfie with dad Salim Khan – Times of India
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When Salman Khan, Arbaaz and Sohail came together for an epic selfie with dad Salim Khan – Times of India

Salman Khan enjoys a massive fan following on social media. There are several fan clubs dedicated to his name. They keep sharing rare and unseen photos of the actor. Recently, we stumbled upon an epic selfie of the Khans! The picture features Salman Khan, father Salim Khan, Arbaaz and Sohail. They are all smiles as they posed for a picture. The selfie was taken during the 2015 Eid. His film ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ had hit the theatres and got an amazing response from the audience. The actor, his brothers and their families gathered at the actor’s Bandra residence to spend some quality time together. Fans are extremely delighted to see them in one frame. They flooded the comments section with love and praise for them. Amid the lockdown, the actor was with his family in his Panvel farmh...
Qld COVID trio to face court
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Qld COVID trio to face court

The women health authorities have blamed Queensland’s most recent COVID-19 clusters on will face court for the first time on Monday after they allegedly misled to police upon their return to the state. Diana Lasu, Olivia Muranga and Haja Timbo are all facing charges of fraud and providing false or misleading documents after they allegedly flew into Brisbane in July, having spent time in Melbourne, misleading authorities about where they had been.media_cameraOlivia Winnie Muranga and Diana Lasu will front Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday after they allegedly lied upon returning to Queensland from Melbourne. They contracted COVID-19 and spread it throughout the community.media_cameraHaja Timbo is the third person charged with lying about returning to Queensland from Melbourne. Picture...
An atlas that maps Pune’s birds, their changing habitats
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An atlas that maps Pune’s birds, their changing habitats

Written by Dipanita Nath | Pune | September 28, 2020 3:56:15 am Red-vented bulbul; (right) Grey heron. (Credit: Siddharth Biniwale)Scaly breasted munias, rose ringed parakeets, red-vented bulbuls, spotted owls, rock/feral pigeons and rare species such as the Indian grey hornbill that flap through the Pune sky are now being documented in a first-of-its-kind project in Maharashtra called Pune Bird Atlas (PBA). “Pune is one of the global biodiversity hotspots and a UNESCO World Heritage Region. The city is also continuously changing. If you look at old photographs, you will see that the hills were grasslands but, now, have mostly become jungles. We need to...