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Amitabh Bachchan reminisces his film ‘Khoon Pasina’ with THIS jacket given by costume dept – Times of India
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Amitabh Bachchan reminisces his film ‘Khoon Pasina’ with THIS jacket given by costume dept – Times of India

Amitabh Bachchan recollects his days when he portrayed the lead character ‘Shiva’ for Rakesh Kumar’s ‘Khoon Pasina’. The legendary actor took to his Instagram handle to share one of his stills as he held the jacket, and added a little note which read, “Never realised that when Costume Dept gave me this jacket for my film KHOON PASINA , that I would have to fight a real tiger .. !!" He added, “You have no idea how strong a tiger is .. an ordeal I shall never forget ..” Bachhan’s character as ‘Shiva’ won him several accolades. In the movie, he was also known as the ‘Tiger’- a local criminal don in his part of the town. On the work front, Big B was last seen in ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ sharing screen space with Ayushmann Khurrana. He will next be seen alongside Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, and Mo...
EC action against BJP’s Imarti Devi over poll code violations | India News – Times of India
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EC action against BJP’s Imarti Devi over poll code violations | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Saturday imposed a 24-hour campaign ban on BJP leader Imarti Devi due to poll code violations. "BJP leader Imarti Devi has been barred from holding, anywhere in MP, public meetings, public processions, public rallies, roadshows and interviews, public utterances in media in connection with ongoing elections for one day on November 1," the poll panel said. Earlier this week, the election commission had issued a notice to Imarti Devi, who is contesting a bypoll in Madhya Pradesh, for allegedly describing an unnamed political rival as "insane" and making remarks against women members of his family. Devi, who is also a minister in the Madhya Pradesh government, did not name the political rival in a video on social media. According to the transcript of th...
Shah to visit Bengal on November 5-6
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Shah to visit Bengal on November 5-6

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | November 1, 2020 5:00:56 am Union Home Minister Amit ShahWith the Assembly elections around the corner, Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s state visit on November 5-6 is expected set the tone for BJP’s poll preparedness as he will hold a flurry of meetings with workers and party leaders. A BJP leader said Shah was also likely to review the law-and-order situation in the state. Last week, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar met Shah in Delhi and raised concerns over political killings and other crimes. Some TMC leaders are also speculated to hold meetings with the Home Minister. According to sources, he will preside over two orga...
Bengal: As ‘gulf’ widens between TMC & Suvendu Adhikari, party puts up a brave front
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Bengal: As ‘gulf’ widens between TMC & Suvendu Adhikari, party puts up a brave front

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | November 1, 2020 4:58:55 am The absence of State Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari from party and government programmes has triggered speculation both within the TMC and in political circles. (File)At a time when the state is preparing for crucial Assembly polls next year, Suvendu Adhikari, a minister and popular leader of the Trinamool Congress, is apparently distancing himself from the party. Suvendu, who is state transport minister, has been conspicuous by his absence at party and government programmes. Also, his presence and speeches during bannerless public gatherings organised by his supporters has a different politica...
Mob on street vs Covid deaths in hospital, US divide deepens in final countdown to Nov 3
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Mob on street vs Covid deaths in hospital, US divide deepens in final countdown to Nov 3

Written by Karishma Mehrotra | Bethlehem, Pennsylvania | November 1, 2020 4:55:30 am A cutout of US President Donald Trump in the Northampton County borough of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Reuters/File)David Boujard has almost his entire mail-in ballot completed. But the bubble under “US President” remains blank. This final decision, from the 28-year-old entrepreneur, carries more importance than that of most other American voters. Boujard, who is black, lives in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — a bellwether in national politics. A local newspaper examined a century’s worth of elections to find that Northampton has backed the winning presidential c...
Bengal Governor reaches Siliguri, set for month-long stay in Darjeeling
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Bengal Governor reaches Siliguri, set for month-long stay in Darjeeling

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: November 1, 2020 12:47:28 pm West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar reached Siliguri on Saturday evening, starting his month-long stay in Darjeeling in north Bengal. During his longest stay outside the Raj Bhawan in Kolkata, Dhankhar plans to meet representatives of several organisations, political parties and administration during his stay. The visit comes after his meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi, following which he raised the issue of “deteriorating law and order situation in the state,” among other issues, while speaking to mediapersons. This once again led to sharp rea...
Direct Benefit Transfer is direct siphoning of school scholarship
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Direct Benefit Transfer is direct siphoning of school scholarship

Written by Abhishek Angad | Dhanbad, Latehar, Lohardaga, Ramgarh, Ranchi, Sahibganj | Updated: November 1, 2020 7:12:42 am The Lord Krishna Public School in Ghughri, Ranchi, has just five rooms but records show 324 students received scholarships for 2019-20, including 213 ‘hostel’ students. (Express Photo: Abhishek Angad)# A 28-year-old homemaker in Giridih, a Ranchi couple in their 30s, the 47-year-old wife of a tailor in Lohardaga receive, in their bank accounts, funds of a Central government scholarship meant for pre-matric minority students. All of them say they are unaware of this. # Several students across at least six districts in Jharkhand have...
IPL 2020: Yuvraj, Archer surprised by umpiring decision in SRH-RCB tie | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2020: Yuvraj, Archer surprised by umpiring decision in SRH-RCB tie | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH (UAE): Yuvraj Singh and Jofra Archer were left surprised with an umpiring call during the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the duo took to Twitter to express their displeasure with the call. The incident happened in the 10th over of Hyderabad's innings as the on-field umpires KN Anantha Padmanabhan and Krishnamachari Srinivasan failed to call a waist-high no-ball when the replays clearly indicated that the ball was bowled above the waist of Kane Williamson. Isuru Udana was bowling the 10th over for RCB and the third ball of his over was bowled above the waist of Williamson. The Hyderabad batsman managed to get the ball to fine-leg for one run, but even he was left in shock when the umpire did not call the no-...
Instagram shoots down Olympian Heena Sidhu’s post
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Instagram shoots down Olympian Heena Sidhu’s post

Written by Shahid Judge | Mumbai | Updated: November 1, 2020 7:46:17 am Heena's account, however, was restored without restrictions earlier this week following discussions between her manager and representatives of the social media company. (File)Last month, former World No. 1 pistol shooter and Olympian Heena Sidhu uploaded a ‘paid partnership’ promotional video for an automobile brand on her Instagram account. In the video, she talks about the newly launched variant of a compact SUV, before driving the car to a shooting range and firing from her pistol at the target. A few days later, Sidhu found that restrictions had been placed on her Instagram acc...
Scholarship scam: Tribal boy is shown as Parsi, woman told money from Saudi
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Scholarship scam: Tribal boy is shown as Parsi, woman told money from Saudi

Written by Abhishek Angad | Dhanbad, Latehar, Lohardaga, Ramgarh, Ranchi, Sahibganj | Updated: November 1, 2020 12:51:32 pm Records show the full range of scholarships were sanctioned for 157 students, including 72 girls in a Jharkhand school. (Representational image)OVER THE last month, The Indian Express tracked 15 schools across six districts in Jharkhand and spoke to over 30 students, parents and school authorities to investigate the list of beneficiaries for pre-matric scholarships in 2019-20 sanctioned by the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). What it found were several instances of outright fraud an...
Bengal: 3,993 fresh cases, 57 more Covid-19 deaths in a day
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Bengal: 3,993 fresh cases, 57 more Covid-19 deaths in a day

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: November 1, 2020 12:41:23 pm On Friday, the active cases stood at 36,999. The number decreased to 36,886 on Saturday. (Representational)The number of discharge persons in the state crossed 4,000 for the second consecutive day on Saturday. In the last 24 hours, 4049 persons were discharged after being cured from the Covid-19 infection. On Friday, the active cases stood at 36,999. The number decreased to 36,886 on Saturday. Since October 21, the recovery rate increased in West Bengal and from October 27, active cases have continuously decreased. As of Saturday, the cumulative number of discharged persons inc...
Yogi warning: End love jihad, or get ready for Ram naam satya hai
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Yogi warning: End love jihad, or get ready for Ram naam satya hai

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: November 1, 2020 7:56:58 am UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. (File)Citing a recent ruling of the Allahabad High Court which said religious conversion for the sake of marriage is unacceptable, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Saturday warned those waging “love jihad” to mend their ways or be prepared for their last journey — “Ram naam satya hai ki yatra nikalne waali hai”. Speaking in Malhani (Jaunpur) where a bye-election will be held for an Assembly seat on November 3, the Chief Minister said the Allahabad High Court had ruled that religious conversion for marriage is not necessary. “It should not be d...
RCB vs SRH: Clinical SRH beat RCB by 5 wickets to keep play-off hopes alive | Cricket News – Times of India
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RCB vs SRH: Clinical SRH beat RCB by 5 wickets to keep play-off hopes alive | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: Pushed to the wall, Sunrisers Hyderabad produced a clinical performance to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by five wickets and stay alive in the Indian Premier League play-off race on Saturday. SRH first produced a brilliant bowling effort to restrict a batting-heavy RCB to a modest 120 for seven and then chased down the target in 14.1 overs to zoom to fourth spot in the standings from seventh. Scorecard | Points TableSRH now have 12 points from 13 games and need to win their last league game against table-toppers Mumbai Indians to stay in the hunt. RCB, who needed a win to seal their play-offs berth, slumped to their third consecutive defeat in the tournament but stayed at second place in the table with 14 points from 13 games. The 121-run target was always going to be a walk...
Bengal govt wants Railways to resume suburban trains
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Bengal govt wants Railways to resume suburban trains

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: November 1, 2020 12:35:03 pm Alarge crowd of commuters at Howrah station tried to storm into a train meant for railways staff on Saturday. Hours after the Railway Protection Force (RPF) lathi-charged commuters to restrain them from boarding a special train at Howrah Railway Station, the West Bengal government on Saturday wrote to the Eastern Railways to resume suburban trains with Covid-19 protocols in place. “GOWB (Government of West Bengal) is concerned to see the use of unquiet means to disperse passengers in need at railway platforms and has written a letter to railway authorities for discussions towar...
Bihar elections: With ex-BJP, Brahmin faces, RJD tries to go beyond M-Y in bid to look ‘like A to Z’
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Bihar elections: With ex-BJP, Brahmin faces, RJD tries to go beyond M-Y in bid to look ‘like A to Z’

Written by Vandita Mishra | Darbhanga | Updated: November 1, 2020 4:13:21 pm RJD candidates Amarnath Gami (Darbhanga); R K Choudhary (Bahadurpur); Vinod Mishra (Alinagar). (Photo: Vandita Mishra)As discontents with 15 years of Nitish raj rise to the fore, and a desire for bringing in the new makes itself heard in Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav’s RJD faces a difficult predicament in this election: It is new — but it is also old. The RJD’s new chief ministerial candidate is his father’s son. Lalu Prasad gave the RJD its politics and its ideological core in the turbulent 1990s — but he also gave it its straitjacket. He upended an entrenched upper-caste dominatio...
Ziyech shines as Chelsea enjoy 3-0 win at Burnley | Football News – Times of India
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Ziyech shines as Chelsea enjoy 3-0 win at Burnley | Football News – Times of India

BURNLEY (England): Hakim Ziyech shined and Kurt Zouma and Timo Werner were also on target as Chelsea enjoyed an easy 3-0 win at struggling Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday. The win moves the London club up to fourth place in the table and just a point behind leaders Everton and Liverpool before Juergen Klopp's side play West Ham United later on Saturday. Chelsea, who had a long trip to Krasnodar in Russia in midweek, made five changes from Wednesday's Champions League starting line-up and made a bright start at Turf Moor. The impressive Ziyech drilled the ball home in the 26th minute from the edge of the box, after a smart passing move from Frank Lampard's team, to claim his first league goal for the club. Burnley, who are without a win and have just a single point from their o...
Bengal: Density, high number of elderly people push up Covid fatality rate, say officials
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Bengal: Density, high number of elderly people push up Covid fatality rate, say officials

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: November 1, 2020 12:38:46 pm In the last one month, the positivity rate has jumped from 7.23 per cent to 9.33 per cent in West Bengal. (Representational)A large number of elderly citizens with co-morbidities, a high population density and negligence towards hospitalisation were among the reasons for rising Covid-related death and positivity rates in West Bengal, said health officials on Saturday. At 1.86 per cent, West Bengal has the second highest death rate (proportion of fatality to Covid-19 cases) in the country after Maharashtra’s 2.6 per cent while the national average hovers around 1.5 per cent. In the initial ...
Rajasthan 2nd Cong-ruled state to bring own farm Bills to counter Central laws
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Rajasthan 2nd Cong-ruled state to bring own farm Bills to counter Central laws

Written by Hamza Khan | Jaipur | November 1, 2020 4:30:42 am The development comes after over a month of protests by farmers across Punjab, HaryanaRajasthan became the second Congress-ruled state after Punjab to counter the Centre’s new farm laws when it tabled three Bills in the state Assembly Saturday, saying there was “extraordinary outrage” among farmers. State Parliamentary Affairs minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal introduced The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2020; The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2020; and,...
Maharashtra: Online classes to start for FYJC students
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Maharashtra: Online classes to start for FYJC students

Written by Abha Goradia | Mumbai | November 1, 2020 4:08:43 am Interested students can register themselves on covid19.scertmaha.ac.in/eleventh. (Representational)Even as admissions to First Year Junior Colleges (FYJC) remain suspended in the wake of the Supreme Court stay on SEBC (Socially and Educationally Backward Class) quota and the ongoing proceedings in the case, the state School Education department on Saturday announced starting of online classes for students across arts, science and commerce streams. “Until junior colleges begin, the school education department will host online lectures for arts, science and commerce students of fir...
Bengal: 12-hour-bandh, protests by BJP after teen’s ‘death in police station’
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Bengal: 12-hour-bandh, protests by BJP after teen’s ‘death in police station’

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: November 1, 2020 6:32:46 am The deceased have been identified as Jawed (35), his wife Anwari (32), his mother Fatima (65) and Nazia (14), he said. (Representational photo)A 12-hour bandh was observed on Saturday at Mallarpur block in West Bengal’s Birbhum district to protest the alleged “custodial death” of a 15-year-old boy, who police claimed had been detained for a theft. He was found dead in the toilet of the police station concerned on Thursday with police calling it death by suicide. The BJP, which called the bandh, alleged the boy died due to “police brutality.” On Saturday, BJP youth wing president...