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Day: October 5, 2020

US President Donald Trump returns to White House hard hit by coronavirus
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US President Donald Trump returns to White House hard hit by coronavirus

By: Reuters | Washington | October 6, 2020 5:21:51 am US President Donald Trump. (Bloomberg)President Donald Trump returned to the White House on Monday after a three-night hospital stay for treatment for COVID-19, facing a staff hit by a wave of infections and a campaign further shadowed by the pandemic four weeks before Election Day. Wearing a white surgical mask, Trump gave a thumbs-up and waved at reporters as he walked to the executive mansion from the helicopter that flew him back from the Walter Reed Medical Center outside Washington. He then walked up the staircase of the White House South Portico, removed his mask, and posed for pictures, at times giving ...
RCB vs DC: All-round Delhi Capitals outclass Royal Challengers Bangalore by 59 runs, reclaim top spot | Cricket News – Times of India
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RCB vs DC: All-round Delhi Capitals outclass Royal Challengers Bangalore by 59 runs, reclaim top spot | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Delhi Capitals dished out a clinical performance to outclass Royal Challengers Bangalore by 59 runs and reclaim the pole position in the Indian Premier League here on Monday. Asked to bat first, blistering knocks by Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis (53) and Prithvi Shaw (42) powered Delhi Capitals to 196 for four. A big big win for @DelhiCapitals as they beat #RCB by 59 runs.#Dream11IPL https://t.co/Zv6Ep4ELQN— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1601919856000Pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada then led a fine bowling display to end with excellent figures of 4/24, including picking the big wicket of Virat Kohli. Check full IPL league stage schedule | Points tableWith 43 off 39 balls, skipper Kohli, who became became the first Indian batsman and the seventh in the world to surpass 9000 T20 r...
Massive move for scorpion king
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Massive move for scorpion king

Adelaide United have sold Riley McGree for an undisclosed fee to MLS expansion club Charlotte, with the star midfielder moving to the United States via a spell in England.Vision of McGree’s “scorpion” goal in the A-League in 2018, when playing with Newcastle, went viral, and the rising star caught the attention of plenty of overseas suitors.Two years later, after McGree kicked 10 goals and was named the A-League young player of the year this season, Charlotte decided to sign him.But given the new club isn’t due to compete until 2022, the rising star will be immediately loaned out to English Championship club Birmingham City.“For me, my goal has always been to push myself and my football and to have the chance to head overseas and to be doing that is very exciting,” said McGree, who turn...
Two sisters harassed, their PSO beaten up by men in car, three arrested: Police
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Two sisters harassed, their PSO beaten up by men in car, three arrested: Police

Written by Somya Lakhani | New Delhi | October 6, 2020 5:11:53 am The incident took place on the night of October 3. (Representational Image)Returning home to Noida in their SUV from their grandmother’s house in Meerut, two young women were allegedly followed by three men in a car, who allegedly made obscene gestures at them, abused them, and beat up their personal security officer (PSO). The incident took place on the night of October 3. A case has been registered at Sihani Gate police station, and the accused — 25-year-olds Rajat, Shubham and Romik — have been arrested, said SHO, Sihani Gate, Krishna Gopal Sharma. Their car, a Renault Duster, has been...
Civil defence volunteer stabbed to death: Delhi Cops
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Civil defence volunteer stabbed to death: Delhi Cops

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 6, 2020 11:22:38 am A 24-year-old civil defence volunteer was stabbed to death, allegedly by two persons, while trying to resist a snatching bid at Central Delhi’s GB Road on Sunday night. (Representational Image)A 24-year-old civil defence volunteer was stabbed to death, allegedly by two persons, while trying to resist a snatching bid at Central Delhi’s GB Road on Sunday night. An FIR has been registered but no arrest has been made so far. Police said the victim was identified as Aman, a resident of New Ashok Nagar, who worked as a civil defence volunteer in East Delhi’s Dallupura. “Aman, along with his fri...
FIR registered against fake social media accounts for trolling Mumbai Police Commissioner in Sushant Singh Rajput case – Times of India
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FIR registered against fake social media accounts for trolling Mumbai Police Commissioner in Sushant Singh Rajput case – Times of India

The AIIMS report in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case dismissed all the murder theories. After which the Mumbai Police Commissioner said, "We are not at all surprised by this. It was the finding of the team of Cooper Hospital as well." According to the latest update, an FIR has been filed against social media users for trolling the commissioner on different platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. "Several social media account holders are trolling the Mumbai Police commissioner on different platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and are using abusive language against him and the force. Hence an FIR has been registered against those account holders under 67 IT act. Most of these accounts are fake and we will be taking action against all those fake account holders. The an...
JCO killed in Pak firing along LoC in Rajouri | India News – Times of India
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JCO killed in Pak firing along LoC in Rajouri | India News – Times of India

JAMMU: A junior commissioned officer (JCO) died on Monday in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district even as Pakistani troops also initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Degwar sector of Poonch. This was the second ceasefire violation by Pakistan in a day. The JCO, whose identity was yet to be revealed by the Army, was critically injured when Pakistan breached the truce in Babakhori area of Nowshera. “The injured was immediately evacuated to the nearby hospital but he succumbed due to grievous injuries,” a defence source said. No official statement was issued till the time of going to press. In Poonch, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation around 8pm by firing with small arms and shelling with Mortars along...
Delhi: A portal for mental healthcare from October 10
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Delhi: A portal for mental healthcare from October 10

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 6, 2020 11:24:03 am People can get online consultations including with AIIMS doctors. (Archive)To address the growing issue of mental illness during Covid, Mental Health Foundation of India has launched an exclusive web portal for mental healthcare. Called MiHOPE, the portal will be functional from October 10. People can access it for online consultations including with AIIMS doctors. The announcement was made during the ongoing Mental Health Access Summit 2020, which is taking place between October 4 and 11. The summit focuses on structural barriers to accessing treatment for mental health probl...
2 CRPF jawans killed in Lashkar attack | India News – Times of India
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2 CRPF jawans killed in Lashkar attack | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Two CRPF men were killed and three others injured in an attack by Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists on a CRPF patrol team at the Kandzal area of Pampore in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday morning. IG-police (Kashmir range) Vijay Kumar told reporters, two motorbike borne terrorists opened fire on the CRPF team, injuring five personnel. Two of them succumbed on way to hospital. Reinforcement was rushed to the spot. An exchange of fire followed for some time. The terrorists, however, managed to flee the spot. A search operation has been launched by 50 RR battalion and a joint team of police and army personnel to nab the terrorists. Kumar said the Lashkar attackers have been identified as Saifullah, a Pakistani, and the other one a local. “Hunt is on to track them down and I a...
CEOs of 3 social media giants to testify at Senate hearing – Times of India
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CEOs of 3 social media giants to testify at Senate hearing – Times of India

WASHINGTON: The CEOs of technology giants Facebook, Google and Twitter are expected to testify for an October 28 Senate hearing on tech companies' control over hate speech and misinformation on their platforms. The Senate Commerce Committee voted last week to authorize subpoenas for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai of Google and Twitter's Jack Dorsey to force them to testify if they didn't agree to do so voluntarily. Spokespeople for the companies said Monday that the CEOs will cooperate. The hearing "must be constructive and focused on what matters most to the American people: how we work together to protect elections," Twitter said in a tweet in its policy channel. The hearing will come less than a week before Election Day. It marks a new bipartisan initiative against Big T...
WATCH: Ashwin gets his chance but refrains from Mankading, Ponting smiles | Cricket News – Times of India
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WATCH: Ashwin gets his chance but refrains from Mankading, Ponting smiles | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday refrained from doing what he would instinctively do in the past -- Mankad the batsman after he had backed up too far at the non-striker's end. Instead, what the Delhi capitals off-spinner did was smile wryly after catching Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Aaron Finch short of the crease during their Indian Premier League match. The bowler, though, warned the Australian. ICYMI - Ashwin warns Finch.No, not this time. R Ashwin gives Aaron Finch a warning at the non-striker's end.… https://t.co/6njc8g9bre— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1601916194000In the dugout, DC coach Ricky Ponting, who found himself at odds with Ashwin on the contentious issue of Mankading in the run-up to the tournament, also smiled. The incident happened in the third over of Royal...
Lokayukta leaves a dejected man: Might as well abolish post
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Lokayukta leaves a dejected man: Might as well abolish post

Written by Smita Nair | Panaji (goa) | Updated: October 6, 2020 4:31:44 am Justice (retd) Misra leaving his residence at Altinho in Goa on Monday. (Express photo by Smita Nair)Justice Prafulla Kumar Misra (retd) left Goa on Monday, completely “disenchanted” with the state government that has not acted on even one of the 21 reports that he submitted against public functionaries during his nearly four-and-a-half years as Lokayukta. “If you ask me in one sentence my experience in dealing with these complaints as Lokayukta in Goa, I will say they should abolish the institution of Lokayukta,” Justice Misra told The Indian Express. “Why should public money b...
Three Cong leaders detained for lifting garbage in Surat
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Three Cong leaders detained for lifting garbage in Surat

By: Express News Service | Surat | October 6, 2020 4:14:39 am Congress leaders detained in Surat on Monday. (Express photo)Three Congress leaders in Surat, including party’s city vice-president Deep Naik, were detained after they took a tractor around Umra area and lifted garbage lying along the road as a mark of protest against the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Monday. The police picked them up before they were to dump the waste outside the Athwa zone office of the SMC, and released them after a couple of hours. Police officers from Umra police station who reached the spot stopped the tractor and took Naik, alongwith two Congress leaders Gauran...
Rohan Jaitley set to file nomination for DDCA president’s post | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rohan Jaitley set to file nomination for DDCA president’s post | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Lawyer Rohan Jaitley could file his nomination papers for the president's post of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) -- a position that his late father, Arun Jaitley, held for 14 years. Jaitley on Monday confirmed that he was ready to contest, but pointed out a few cases currently being heard in the Supreme Court. He said that if the path became clear he would file his nomination papers on Wednesday, the last day of filing nominations. The three-day window for nominations opened on Monday, and the elections are scheduled to be held between October 17 and 20. "Yes, nominations have started. But there are two-three days left [to file nominations]. There's time. I am very open to it. There's no problem; there's no hindrance from my side," Jaitley, 31, told IANS. "...
Was prepared for strike after Galwan, China can’t get the better of us: IAF chief
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Was prepared for strike after Galwan, China can’t get the better of us: IAF chief

Written by Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | October 6, 2020 3:49:54 am Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria in New Delhi Monday. (PTI)Sending a tough message to China amid the Ladakh crisis, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said Monday that the IAF is “determined to handle any contingency” and its “deployment of combat-ready units in response to the standoff along the LAC in the North is indicative of our operational state today”. Stating “we are very well positioned and there is no question that in any conflict scenario there that China can get the better of us”, Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria, responding to a query on whether the IAF had come close to carrying out...
Djokovic battles past Khachanov in first real test, moves into 14th French Open quarter-final | Tennis News – Times of India
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Djokovic battles past Khachanov in first real test, moves into 14th French Open quarter-final | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Top seed Novak Djokovic passed his first real test at this year's French Open with flying colours as he battled past Russia's Karen Khachanov 6-4 6-3 6-3 on Monday to reach the quarter-finals for the 14th time. It was far from plain sailing for the 33-year-old Serb though and there was an anxious moment when a ball flew off his racket during the first set and hit a line judge in the head, reviving memories of his default at the US Open. Just keeps winning 💪@DjokerNole defeats Khachanov 6-4 6-3 6-3 to reach a 14th quarter-final in Paris and tie Rafa… https://t.co/hpLJHuj83M— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) 1601914631000Djokovic had conceded no sets and only 15 games in his first three rounds but the powerful 15th seed Khachanov provided a much better barometer of his form in his que...
Modi, Xi at BRICS table in Nov, first meet since standoff
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Modi, Xi at BRICS table in Nov, first meet since standoff

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | October 6, 2020 3:36:55 am Modi and Xi, who have met at least 18 times in the last six years, have not spoken to each other or met since the border standoff. (PTI file photo) In what could be the first interaction between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping since the start of the border standoff in Ladakh this May, the two leaders are scheduled to attend the BRICS summit meeting via virtual mode on November 17. Russia, which currently holds the BRICS chair, announced Monday that the 12th BRICS Summit — of Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa — is going to be held via video conference...
India launches Dolphin safaris in river Ganga | India News – Times of India
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India launches Dolphin safaris in river Ganga | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) launched Dolphin-based ecotourism programme, including Dolphin safari, at six sites in three states – Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal -- along the country’s national river on the occasion of the ‘Ganga River Dolphin Day’ on Monday. The 'Ganga Praharis' - trained volunteers from among the local community working for cleanliness of Ganga - will take the tourists at these sites on boat rides to view Dolphin in the Ganga river. Besides, a new campaign, ‘My Ganga My Dolphin’, was also launched on the occasion to conduct Dolphin census in 250 km stretch from Bijnor to Narora. Launching the Ganga river ‘Dolphin Jalaj Safaris’ at Bijnor Barrage, Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh, the NMCG director general, Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, no...
Maharashtra: Sudden micro lockdowns led to labour losses, spike in unemployment, says report
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Maharashtra: Sudden micro lockdowns led to labour losses, spike in unemployment, says report

Written by Sandeep A Ashar | Mumbai | October 6, 2020 3:33:59 am “Sudden micro lockdowns have affected normal functioning of firms in the supply chain and also the small and medium enterprises. As the result, the demand for labour has declined,” the report stated. (Representational)A spike in Maharashtra’s unemployment rate in August is threatening the revival of the Covid-hit economy, a government report has said. In a presentation made to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and senior ministers in a meeting on Monday, the state finance department claimed that the unemployment rate had climbed from 3.9 per cent in July to 6.2 per cent in August. “There has...
Conspiracy, says Yogi Adityanath, police file 21 FIRs across UP, six in Hathras
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Conspiracy, says Yogi Adityanath, police file 21 FIRs across UP, six in Hathras

Written by Avaneesh Mishra | Lucknow | Updated: October 6, 2020 8:22:54 am Tight security at the village of the Hathras victim, on Monday. (Express Photo: Praveen Khanna)Facing criticism for its handling of the murder and alleged gangrape of the 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras, the Uttar Pradesh Police has filed 21 cases across the state against, among other charges, attempts to “incite caste and communal tension and defame the state government” using social media platforms and public meetings. The charges include sedition, criminal conspiracy and promoting enmity. This comes a day after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath alleged “conspiracies” against ...