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Day: October 8, 2020

‘March to Nabanna’: BJP workers provoked, attacked but police stayed patient, says Bengal govt
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‘March to Nabanna’: BJP workers provoked, attacked but police stayed patient, says Bengal govt

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | October 9, 2020 5:26:18 am Policemen beat up BJP protesters on Howrah Bridge, Thursday. Praising the police for “handling the protest with calm and patience,” the state government on Thursday said that the BJP’s march to Nabanna, the state secretariat, was taken out without permission and was not within the permissible parameters of the Pandemic Act, which is in force now due to Covid-19. Chief Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay said the government had not given permission to the march as the applicants for it had on Wednesday evening said that several rallies would be taken out and that each would have around 25,000 participants. “...
SRH vs KXIP: Jonny Bairstow, Rashid Khan star in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s 69-run win over Kings XI Punjab | Cricket News – Times of India
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SRH vs KXIP: Jonny Bairstow, Rashid Khan star in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s 69-run win over Kings XI Punjab | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Jonny Bairstow shone with the bat with a 97-run knock before star leg-spinner Rashid Khan snared three wickets in an impressive bowling display to guide Sunrisers Hyderabad to a comfortable 69-run win over Kings XI Punjab in an IPL match on Thursday. BLOG | POINTS TABLE | SCORECARDBairstow and captain David Warner (52) took the opposition bowlers to the cleaners with a 160-run opening stand as SRH scored an imposing 201 for six after opting to bat, even though KXIP made a brilliant comeback by taking six wickets in the final five overs. That's that. Natarjan gets the two final wickets and #KXIP are all out for 132.#SRH win 69 runs. Live -… https://t.co/l4GgpzibCW— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1602179750000The England wicketkeeper batsman hit seven fours and six sixes during his 55-...
Admission process: RSU registrar tenders apology in Gujarat HC
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Admission process: RSU registrar tenders apology in Gujarat HC

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | October 9, 2020 5:15:16 am A contempt petition was moved by advocate Sandip Munjyasara against the university earlier this year.The registrar of the Raksha Shakti University (RSU) on Thursday tendered an “unconditional apology” in an affidavit submitted before the Gujarat High Court in response to a contempt petition moved against the varsity for initiating admission process for professional courses on their own, without approaching the Admissions Committee of Professional Courses (ACPC). The RSU was accorded the status of a Central University and renamed Rashtriya Raksha Shakti University with a bill passed in th...
Tablighi matter: Freedom of speech most abused, says SC; slams Govt for its ‘evasive’ affidavit
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Tablighi matter: Freedom of speech most abused, says SC; slams Govt for its ‘evasive’ affidavit

Written by Ananthakrishnan G | New Delhi | Updated: October 9, 2020 7:34:47 am The affidavit said the reports complained about “do not encourage or incite violence or contain anything against maintenance of law and order and/or which promotes anti-national attitudes”. (File Photo)“Freedom of speech and expression may be the most abused freedom in recent times,’’ the Supreme Court observed Thursday as it took exception to what it called an ‘‘evasive’’ affidavit filed by the Centre in response to a petition alleging discriminatory news coverage of the Tablighi Jamaat issue. Chief Justice of India SA Bobde made this remark when Senior Advocate Dushyant Da...
Pelting stones, egging on mob during riots: Delhi govt flags ‘police complicity’ videos
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Pelting stones, egging on mob during riots: Delhi govt flags ‘police complicity’ videos

Written by Sourav Roy Barman | New Delhi | Updated: October 9, 2020 7:29:33 am The four other videos flagged by the Home Department feature men making open threats and calling for violence meant to target a particular community. (File Photo)On October 5, the Delhi Government’s Home Department flagged a set of seven videoclips to the Delhi Police that include two of policemen purportedly throwing bricks alongside rioters and egging them on during the Northeast Delhi riots. A third shows policemen purportedly making five injured men, lying on the ground, sing the national anthem. Two days later, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (North East) has replied ...
No democracy in Bengal, TMC has lost public confidence: BJP
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No democracy in Bengal, TMC has lost public confidence: BJP

By: Express News Service | Kolkata, New Delhi | October 9, 2020 4:42:11 am A BJP worker hurls bricks at cops at Hastings. (Express Photo: Shashi Ghosh)The BJP on Thursday claimed that democracy and rule of law were murdered in West Bengal after the police stopped its workers from marching to state secretariat Nabanna, and said it would defeat the Mamata Banerjee government “lock, stock and barrel” as she had lost “public confidence”. BJP president J P Nadda said he wants to tell Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee again that his party workers had resolved to fight against her “corrupt, violent and dictatorial” rule democratically to restore Bengal’s lost glory and prid...
Three luxury homes that get $100,000 in annual rent set to be given away – realestate.com.au
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Three luxury homes that get $100,000 in annual rent set to be given away – realestate.com.au

The view from the Kirribilli unit being given away. They would normally command lofty prices but three luxury homes in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney could change hands together for as little as $5. The homes, including a Kirribilli apartment overlooking the Sydney Harbour and Opera House, form an instant “property portfolio” that is being given away by the veterans’ charity group RSL Art Union. The group, which conducts regular house lotteries, recently launched the draw, known as the “multi-state trifecta”, and valued the three properties at $2.7 million. MORE: Fairytale home a dream come true Developers are building the wrong homes Unreal waterfront home gets huge price cut The other properties include an apartment on Flinders St in the Melbourne CBD and a Brisbane apartment on Bound...
J&K L-G visits families of labourers killed in Shopian, assures ‘justice at all costs’
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J&K L-G visits families of labourers killed in Shopian, assures ‘justice at all costs’

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Updated: October 9, 2020 9:59:22 am Manoj Sinha with the family members in Rajouri. (Express Photo)In a visible outreach effort, Jammu & Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha walked over half-a-kilometre across mountainous terrain to meet the family members of the three Rajouri labourers who were killed in a fake encounter by the Army in Shopian on July 18 this year. “Rest assured, you will get justice at all costs,” the Lt Governor told the grieving families who had gathered at Tarkasi village in Rajouri district, at the house of Mohammad Yusuf, whose son Abrar Ahmed, 25, was among the three youth killed in S...
Ram Vilas Paswan: Weathervane who worked for Dalits, friends across divide
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Ram Vilas Paswan: Weathervane who worked for Dalits, friends across divide

Written by Coomi Kapoor | New Delhi | Updated: October 9, 2020 7:20:13 am On Thursday evening, Ram Vilas Paswan breathed his last in a Delhi hospital.Ram Vilas Paswan’s fellow Bihar politician Lalu Prasad Yadav once angrily called him a Mausam Vaigyanik (weathervane) since Paswan had the uncanny knack of sniffing out the winning side in politics. Because of his shrewd political judgment, Paswan had an unmatched record of being a central minister in practically every government from 1989 to 2020, with only occasional periods of being out of power. He served as a minister in the governments of V P Singh, H D Deve Gowda, I K Gujral, Atal Bihari Vajpayee,...
Veteran Dalit leader, Minister with six PMs, Ram Vilas Paswan dies
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Veteran Dalit leader, Minister with six PMs, Ram Vilas Paswan dies

Written by Ravish Tiwari , Manoj C G | New Delhi | October 9, 2020 4:30:07 am Ram Vilas Paswan during an event in New Delhi. (Express photo: Tashi Tobgyal/File)“Rashtrapati ka beta ho ya chaprasi ka ho santaan, Birla ya garib ka beta, sabki shiksha ek samaan (Whether it’s the President’s son or the son of a peon, Birla’s son or that of the poor, all should get equal education).” Ram Vilas Paswan liked to recite these lines, which he had picked up when he started his political career — they were part of a socialist slogan used by the then Samyukta Socialist Party (SSP). And the passion with which he did even 50 years into his public life spoke e...
Kolkata: Blue water jets on protesters make BJP demand probe, govt says it’s Holi colour
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Kolkata: Blue water jets on protesters make BJP demand probe, govt says it’s Holi colour

Written by Santanu Chowdhury | Kolkata | October 9, 2020 4:29:07 am In Kolkata on Thursday. (Express Photo: Partha Paul)THE POLICE’S use of blue-coloured water on BJP workers during the protest march in Kolkata and Howrah on Thursday triggered a row, with the BJP demanding a probe to find out if the water was laced with chemicals. The government dismissed the BJP’s allegation, saying a dye commonly used during Holi was mixed with water to identify the protesters in case they need to take further legal actions against them. “Water cannons were used to attack our party workers. What was surprising that a dark blue chemical was used in these wa...
Bengal BJP rally: As two bridges over Hooghly shut, traffic in three districts halt
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Bengal BJP rally: As two bridges over Hooghly shut, traffic in three districts halt

Written by Atri Mitra , Sweety Mishra | Kolkata | Updated: October 9, 2020 1:20:52 pm Around 1.20 pm, as thousands of BJP protesters, led by the party's state unit chief Dilip Ghosh, headed towards the bridge. (Express Photo: Partha Paul)JUST AFTER noon, as the police personnel deployed at the iconic Howrah Bridge started donning riots gear to face the BJP protesters planning to march to the state secretariat, they knew it would be a long day. Police personnel under the command of Additional Commissioners of Police Supratim Sarkar and Damayanti Sen set up three layers of barricades to stop protesters from marching ahead. There was a small barricade at t...
Bengal: Sharpshooter arrested for BJP leader Manish Shukla’s murder
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Bengal: Sharpshooter arrested for BJP leader Manish Shukla’s murder

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: October 9, 2020 1:13:43 pm A crowd in front of BJP leader Manish Shukla’s house in Khardah on Monday, a day after he was shot dead. (Express Photo)The state Criminal investigation Department (CID) on Thursday arrested a sharpshooter in connection with the murder of BJP leader Manish Shukla. The accused was identified as Subodh Yadav. On Wednesday, sources in the CID said two more people had been arrested. But, on Thursday, the department said with the latest arrest three people were in its custody. The first two arrested are Mohammad Khurram and Gulab Sheikh. They were taken into custody on Tuesday. According to sourc...
Kenin downs Kvitova to set up French Open final with teen Swiatek | Tennis News – Times of India
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Kenin downs Kvitova to set up French Open final with teen Swiatek | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Sofia Kenin defeated Petra Kvitova 6-4, 7-5 to reach the French Open final on Thursday and will attempt to capture a second Grand Slam of the year following her Australian Open triumph. Fourth seed Kenin will meet 19-year-old Iga Swiatek of Poland in Saturday's title decider after denying two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova in her bid for a third major. Swiatek became the first Polish woman in 81 years to reach the Roland Garros final as she demolished Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska 6-2, 6-1. "I knew I had to be at my best. I am super happy and proud of myself," said Kenin. The American faltered when serving for the match at 5-4 but broke Kvitova in the following game before closing out the victory over the Czech seventh seed. Kenin, 21, will try to become the first woman to...
Govt to modify salary structure of contractual workers under NHM
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Govt to modify salary structure of contractual workers under NHM

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | October 9, 2020 3:29:20 am Contractual staffers of NHM have been demanding better pay and permanent postings for years now. (Representational)The state government on Thursday agreed to modify the salary structure of contractual workers under the National Health Mission (NHM), benefiting at least 22,500 employees. The NHM was launched in Maharashtra in 2007 to provide an overall health infrastructure for various programmes in urban and rural bodies. It runs programmes related to non-communicable diseases, mental health as well as maternal and child care and has appointed at least 29,000 doctors, paramedics, technicians, nurses, a...
Payal Ghosh refuses to apologise to Richa Chadha; ‘Fukrey’ actress shares a copy of the court order of former agreeing to it – Times of India
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Payal Ghosh refuses to apologise to Richa Chadha; ‘Fukrey’ actress shares a copy of the court order of former agreeing to it – Times of India

Payal Ghosh's lawyer Nitin Satpute stated that the actress is ready to tender an apology to Richa Chadha during the hearing of a defamation case against her by the 'Fukrey' star. Reportedly, the lawyer also stated that she will also be withdrawing her previous statement against Richa to settle this matter. However later, Payal took to her Twitter account to share she won't be apologising to anyone. She wrote, "I am not apologizing to anyone. I have not wronged nor have I given a wrong statement about anyone. I just said what @anuragkashyap72 told me. #SorryNotSorry" I am not apologizing to anyone. I have not wronged nor have I given a wrong statement about anyone. I just said wha… https://t.co/G75XJPVKFi— Payal Ghosh (@iampayalghosh) 1602073070000 Now, Richa Chadha took to he...
Mira-Bhayander: Man booked for text alleging mismanagement by civic body
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Mira-Bhayander: Man booked for text alleging mismanagement by civic body

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | October 9, 2020 3:22:45 am In the text message last week, Thakur said a huge “scam” was underway at the hospital operated by the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC). A resident of Bhayander has been booked after a WhatsApp message in which he alleged mismanagement by the local municipal corporation in handling the pandemic, was widely shared. Inspector Sampatrao Patil of Navghar police station said that the accused, Sanjay Thakur, was bereaved after his son died by suicide in September. “For the purpose of conducting a post-mortem, the body of the deceased was taken to Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Hospital in Bhayand...
Void in our nation that will perhaps never be filled: PM Modi on Ram Vilas Paswan’s demise | India News – Times of India
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Void in our nation that will perhaps never be filled: PM Modi on Ram Vilas Paswan’s demise | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, saying there is a void in the nation that will perhaps never be filled. Paswan died on Thursday at the age of 74. Reacting to Paswan's demise, the Prime Minister said, "I am saddened beyond words. There is a void in our nation that will perhaps never be filled." "Shri Ram Vilas Paswan Ji's demise is a personal loss. I have lost a friend, valued colleague and someone who was extremely passionate to ensure every poor person leads a life of dignity," he said. Hailing the Lok Janshakti Party patron for his rise in politics through hardwork and determination, Modi said as a young leader, Paswan resisted "tyranny and the assault on our democracy during the Emergency". "He was an outstanding Parli...
State has no authority to put more restrictions on collecting fees during pandemic, private schools tell Bombay HC
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State has no authority to put more restrictions on collecting fees during pandemic, private schools tell Bombay HC

Written by Omkar Gokhale | Mumbai | October 9, 2020 3:15:25 am The state will reply to the petitions on October 12. (Representational)Private educational institutions running schools and their associations told the Bombay High Court on Thursday that a May 8 government resolution (GR), which restrained them from collecting increased fees for the academic year 2020-21, was invalid, as the Maharashtra government was acting beyond its authority and the restrictions put forth had no statutory backing. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish S Kulkarni was hearing a clutch of pleas filed by educational institutions, including Assoc...
OnePlus shares first glimpse of OnePlus 8T – Times of India
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OnePlus shares first glimpse of OnePlus 8T – Times of India

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has shared a glimpse of the upcoming OnePlus 8T smartphone. The next flagship OnePlus would be launched on October 14. Lau has shared a small video highlighting the rear of the device. “On the OnePlus 8 Pro, we crafted our fifth-generation matte glass cover to offer a silky-smooth texture. This time, we shifted our attention to the glossy glass back to bring you something new,” wrote Lau in the official OnePlus forum. OnePlus will be introducing a new “Aquamarine Green” version with the OnePlus 8T. “After exploring countless iterations with different CMFs (color, material and finish) for more than 4 months, we achieved a breakthrough and produced a remarkable glossy back cover for the new Aquamarine Green variant of the OnePlus 8T,” he added. OnePlus will also launc...