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KXIP vs CSK: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis infuse life into CSK’s IPL campaign, shape confidence-boosting win over KXIP | Cricket News – Times of India
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KXIP vs CSK: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis infuse life into CSK’s IPL campaign, shape confidence-boosting win over KXIP | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis conjured up commanding unbeaten half-centuries as Chennai Super Kings demolished Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets to snap their string of losses in the IPL here on Sunday. CSK relished a much-needed victory after three defeats in a row, overhauling a 179-run target with remarkable ease. Watson (83 not out) and Du Plessis (87 not out) ensured that there was no close finish this time, reducing the match to a 'no-contest' with their authoritative batting. Check full IPL league stage schedule | Points TableThe seasoned Australian punished the KXIP bowlers with 11 fours and three sixes in his 53-ball unbeaten knock while Du Plessis hit 11 fours and a six from 53 balls to also remain not out. Except Mohammed Shami, KXIP did not have a bowler who could troub...
LJP’s balancing act: Breaks from NDA in Bihar, will remain in alliance in Delhi
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LJP’s balancing act: Breaks from NDA in Bihar, will remain in alliance in Delhi

Written by Dipankar Ghose | New Delhi | October 5, 2020 5:10:47 am LJP president Chirag Paswan after the meeting in New Delhi Sunday. (Express photo by Abhinav Saha)AFTER WEEKS of speculation and posturing, the LJP said Sunday, after a party meeting in the National Capital, that it would fight the Bihar Assembly elections next month separately — and not as part of the ruling JD(U)-BJP alliance. However, the party founded by Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan took pains to reiterate that its alliance with BJP at the Centre was “firm”, that its MLAs would back the BJP in a post-poll scenario, and that the split for the Bihar polls was due to “ideological dif...
EPL: Manchester United humiliated as Mourinho’s Spurs win 6-1 at Old Trafford | Football News – Times of India
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EPL: Manchester United humiliated as Mourinho’s Spurs win 6-1 at Old Trafford | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER (England): A shambolic Manchester United suffered a club record-equalling defeat in the Premier League era as they crashed to a 6-1 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Son Heung-min and Harry Kane each scored twice for Spurs while United's Anthony Martial was sent off in the 28th minute as Jose Mourinho celebrated a stunning victory on his return to the club which sacked him 22 months ago. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had chosen Eric Bailly to partner Harry Maguire in the centre of defence, his first league start at Old Trafford since April 2019, but the pairing delivered a shockingly slapstick performance. A brilliant Spurs ruthlessly exposed United's weakness at the back and made the most of the space given to them in midfield, re-opening the question of whe...
Chirag’s long play: Cut JD(U), help BJP get more — and be its future ally
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Chirag’s long play: Cut JD(U), help BJP get more — and be its future ally

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: October 5, 2020 7:13:13 am The first sign of LJP's disquiet came early this year when Chirag Paswan launched his "Bihar First, Bihari First" yatra with a veiled attack on Nitish Kumar's government. (File photo)BY slamming Nitish Kumar while exiting the NDA alliance in Bihar and yet praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, the Lok Janshakti Party has sent two key signals in the final countdown to the Assembly elections: it is sensing an anti-incumbency against Nitish and is helping the BJP leverage that to aim for the single largest party slot. Both the JD(U) and the BJP downplayed the exit but the s...
Winter coming, no sign of thaw, 7th round of military talks on October 12
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Winter coming, no sign of thaw, 7th round of military talks on October 12

Written by Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | October 5, 2020 4:47:43 am For India, it will be the last time that Lt General Harinder Singh, the XIV Corps Commander who led the first six rounds of discussions, will be a part of the engagement. (File photo)EVEN AS the armies of both sides prepare to dig in for the winter, with no sign of any major breakthrough in border talks, the seventh meeting of senior military commanders of India and China will take place on October 12 in a fresh bid to find a resolution to the five-month standoff in eastern Ladakh. For India, it will be the last time that Lt General Harinder Singh, the XIV Corps Commander who led the fir...
Yogi flays opposition: Those who don’t like development want to trigger communal, caste riots | India News – Times of India
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Yogi flays opposition: Those who don’t like development want to trigger communal, caste riots | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath Sunday hit back at Opposition over their relentless attack on his government over the Hathras incident, saying they are “indulging in newer conspiracies” to trigger riots and hamper development. Speaking to reporters here, Adityanath said, "Those who do not like development, they want to trigger communal and caste riots in the state and in the country." "They will derive political mileage from the riots, hence they are indulging in newer conspiracies. We have to be alert against all these conspiracies and accelerate the process of development," he said. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh, while addressing party workers virtually, said, "The Congress along with other political parties are using lies and deceit to h...
Yashaswini wins gold in online shooting meet | More sports News – Times of India
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Yashaswini wins gold in online shooting meet | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian Olympic quota winner Yashaswini Singh Deswal won the 10m air pistol event in the 5th edition of the International Online Shooting Championship (IOSC) held on Sunday. The 23-year-old world no. 4 shot a score of 241.7 to win the title by a clear margin of 3.1 points. Yashaswini, who had won a gold at last year's ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, shot the best qualification score of 577. In the finals, Yashaswini took an early lead after the first ten shots and then completely dominated it to claim her second back-to-back title. She had previously won the gold in the fourth edition of IOSC held in May. The second place was grabbed by Ahmed Nabil of Egypt while his compatriot Yehya Shams took the third place. Sylvia Steiner, an Olympic quota winner for Austria, settled for...
Congress-ruled states mull convening assembly to annul central farm laws | India News – Times of India
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Congress-ruled states mull convening assembly to annul central farm laws | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Close on the heels of Congress president Sonia Gandhi proposing the negation of three central farm-related laws by bringing in state-specific legislations, the states ruled by her party are mulling convening special assembly sessions for the purpose. The AICC legal team last week drafted a model law for states to take reference from for passing the relevant legislations in their respective assemblies. “The Congress-ruled states will soon convene an assembly session to annul the central farm laws,” a party source said. The chief ministers of Congress-ruled Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Puducherry have already made it clear that they will not implement the central farm laws in their respective jurisdictions. They also said they will get a new bill in their state assemblie...
FSL report (saying no rape) used samples 11 days old, has no value: Aligarh CMO
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FSL report (saying no rape) used samples 11 days old, has no value: Aligarh CMO

Written by Jignasa Sinha | Hathras | Updated: October 5, 2020 7:02:16 am The funeral pyre of the Hathras victim, hours later. (Express photo: Amil Bhatnagar)The Chief Medical Officer of Aligarh Muslim University’s (AMU’s) Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, where the 19-year-old Hathras victim was admitted for two weeks, has told The Indian Express that the FSL report — which Uttar Pradesh Police has relied on to say she was not raped — “holds no value”. “The samples were collected 11 days after the woman was allegedly raped, while government guidelines strictly say forensic evidence can only be found up to 96 hours after the incident. This report can’t...
Ex-BJP MLA holds meeting in Hathras to back accused
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Ex-BJP MLA holds meeting in Hathras to back accused

Written by Amil Bhatnagar , Jignasa Sinha | Hathras | October 5, 2020 4:30:02 am Police personnel on duty at the village of the Hathras victim. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)A DAY after the UP government said it would hand over the probe into the alleged gangrape and death of the 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras to the CBI, the victim’s village witnessed a flurry of visits and protests, including a meeting called by former BJP Hathras MLA Rajveer Singh Pehelwan in support of the four upper-caste men arrested in the case. Over 500 people attended the meeting held on the premises of a guest house where Pehelwan was staying on theoutskirts of...
Bitter start to sugarcane season: Rs 8,400 crore in dues from mills to farmers
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Bitter start to sugarcane season: Rs 8,400 crore in dues from mills to farmers

Written by Harish Damodaran | New Delhi | October 5, 2020 4:15:09 am By Sep 30, only Rs 27,451 crore had been paid. (Express photo by Arul Horizon)EVEN AS the new 2020-21 sugar year has started, mills in Uttar Pradesh owe a staggering Rs 8,400 crore-plus of payments to farmers against cane supplies made during 2019-20. In 2019-20 (October-September), UP mills crushed a record 1,118.02 lakh tonnes (lt) of cane worth Rs 35,898.15 crore at the state government’s ‘advised’ price (SAP) of Rs 315-325 per quintal. But as on September 30, the end of the last sugar year, they had paid farmers only Rs 27,451.05 crore. That translates into dues of Rs 8,447.10 cror...
Grant Thornton’s Report: Fake accounts, fraud borrowers used to divert funds in DHFL, finds forensic audit
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Grant Thornton’s Report: Fake accounts, fraud borrowers used to divert funds in DHFL, finds forensic audit

Written by Ritu Sarin | New Delhi | Updated: October 5, 2020 10:05:32 am Many borrowers used common addresses and a lower rate of interest was charged from the Bandra Books entities, all of which contributed to the insolvency crisis in DHFL. (File photo)Hundreds of fictitious loan accounts, deposits routed through an imaginary entity in Bandra and a demand for recoveries totaling Rs 14, 046 crore – these are among the key findings in the final forensic report submitted by auditor Grant Thornton in the Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DHFL) scam. Submitted to the RBI-appointed administrator on August 27, the report comes when DHFL’s proprietor...
Gujarat: Three held for raping 17-year-old in Jamnagar, one accused on the run
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Gujarat: Three held for raping 17-year-old in Jamnagar, one accused on the run

By: Express News Service | Rajkot | Updated: October 5, 2020 3:09:25 pm Police said that the girl was sent to a government hospital in Jamnagar for medical examination and was discharged.A 17-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by four men from her neighbourhood in Jamnagar city after one of them called her to his friend’s house on September 28, police said on Sunday, adding three accused were arrested, while one was on the run. Jamnagar police said that the incident took place on September 28 afternoon when one of the four accused, who was known to the 17-year-old girl, called her up on her mobile phone and asked her to come to one of his friend’s house. “Whe...
IPL 2020: We failed to build partnerships, says David Warner | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2020: We failed to build partnerships, says David Warner | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH (UAE): After suffering a 34-run defeat against Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner said that the side failed to build partnerships in the middle to finish the game in their favour. Chasing a massive target of 209 runs, SRH got off to a decent start with openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow smashing regular boundaries. Both formed a 34-run partnership before Boult got hold of Bairstow (25) in the fifth over. Manish Pandey then came out to bat and took the team over the 50-run mark, along with Warner. Pandey played a knock of 30 runs from 19 balls before James Pattinson dismissed him in the 10th over. Kane Williamson then joined Warner on the field and the duo took the team over the 100-run mark in the 11th over. Williamson only scored three runs before get...
Great to have three power hitters in the team: Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India
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Great to have three power hitters in the team: Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH (UAE): After securing a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said it is great to have three power hitters in the team. Mumbai Indians delivered an all-round performance against SRH to secure a 34-run victory over their opponents in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Sunday. IPL 2020 League Stage Schedule | Points TableMumbai Indians batters put a massive total of 208 runs on the board before bowlers sealed the win for the team. Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya scored 25* and 28 runs respectively while Krunal Pandya played a quick knock of 20 runs from just four balls. Also, Quinton de Kock smashed 67 runs to help the team put a very competitive total on the board. "The wicket looked good but it was slightly on the slower side so getting pa...
Scary new virus after-effect revealed
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Scary new virus after-effect revealed

Paris is preparing to return to maximum coronavirus restrictions today as alarming COVID-19 infection numbers appeared to leave the French government little choice but to tighten restrictions in and around the capital.Health minister Olivier Veran threatened Paris’s trademark bars and cafes with complete closure, admitting that only improved COVID-19 infection rates could prevent such a step.If recent trends were confirmed “we’ll have no choice”, he warned late last week, saying new restrictions would mean “no more family gatherings, no more evenings out, and a total closure of bars”.But a reprieve looked unlikely after France reported a 16,972 new coronavirus cases on Saturday alone, the highest daily number since the country began widespread testing.“There is no justification for d...
UK government says it will reform ‘broken’ asylum system – Times of India
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UK government says it will reform ‘broken’ asylum system – Times of India

LONDON: Britain's interior minister vowed Sunday to stop people entering the country clandestinely and to fix what she called a "broken'' asylum system, echoing commitments that have been made and broken by UK governments for years. Home Secretary Priti Patel said the government would bring in new laws so it could "stop those who come here illegally making endless legal claims to remain'' and "expedite the removal of those who have no claim for protection.'' Patel said in a speech to a virtual Conservative Party conference that the changes would be "the biggest overhaul of our asylum system in decades.'' She said Britain would continue to "provide safe haven to those fleeing persecution, oppression or tyranny.'' Patel's hardline rhetoric was designed to appeal to voters concerned at a s...
NGOs say change in FCRA clause on funds will cripple projects
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NGOs say change in FCRA clause on funds will cripple projects

Written by Esha Roy | New Delhi | Updated: October 5, 2020 7:19:34 am Population Foundation of India’s programme in DarbhangaAlmost a year ago, 40 teenage girls from Bihar’s Nawada and Darbhanga districts showed up at the office of state Health Minister Mangal Pandey, demanding that the government provide them sanitary napkins, and set up adolescent centres to help them on issues of physical and mental health. Pandey sanctioned both — and the government procured sanitary napkins that were distributed in villages in these districts, said Bijit Roy, associate director for community action and accountability at the NGO Population Foundation of India. Opin...
Real Madrid win again with helping hand from Courtois | Football News – Times of India
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Real Madrid win again with helping hand from Courtois | Football News – Times of India

MADRID: Goals from Vinicius Jr. and Karim Benzema plus some top class saves from Thibaut Courtois gave Real Madrid a 2-0 win at Levante on Sunday for a third consecutive La Liga victory. Brazilian forward Vinicius, Madrid's match-winner in Wednesday's 1-0 win over Real Valladolid, also gave his side the lead at Levante, controlling a loose ball inside the area and taking his time to curl into the far corner in the 16th minute. Real missed chances to extend their lead but in the end had to rely on another exceptional performance from goalkeeper Courtois to see out the victory, before Benzema added their second goal deep in added time on the break. The win took the champions top of the standings with 10 points after four games, despite starting the season later than many of their rivals. ...
Ishaan Khatter shares stunning video of Ananya Panday enjoying the sunset at the beach; captions, “APocalypse” – Times of India
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Ishaan Khatter shares stunning video of Ananya Panday enjoying the sunset at the beach; captions, “APocalypse” – Times of India

Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday have been sharing BTS pictures and videos of their film 'Khaali Peeli' on social media. Now, Ishaan took to Instagram to post a video of Ananya enjoying the stunning sunset at the beach. He added 'Apocalypse' by 'Cigarettes After Sex' as the background music of the video. He captioned the post, "APocalypse". Here's what he shared: Meanwhile, Ishaan and Ananya are currently holidaying Goa. Also, during a conversation with ETimes, 'Khaali Peeli' director Maqbool Khan stated that Ishaan performed his stunts himself and no stunt doubles were used in the film. He went on to say that Ananya also did her own action sequences. Helmed by debutant director Maqbool Khan and backed by filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar, the film also stars Jaideep Ahlawat. Source l...