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Day: October 16, 2020

Indian women boxers in quarantine at SAI’s hostel in Delhi as Europe trip gets delayed; Lovlina hospitalised with fever | Boxing News – Times of India
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Indian women boxers in quarantine at SAI’s hostel in Delhi as Europe trip gets delayed; Lovlina hospitalised with fever | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Two-time World Championship medallist boxer Lovlina Borgohain's Covid positive test report has scuttled the Indian women's boxing team's planned exposure trip to Europe for training-cum-competition programme. The six female boxers, along with coaching support staff, were scheduled to travel to Assisi in Italy via Rome on Friday night from an Air France flight, but Lovlina's contracting of the virus meant the departure of five others had been delayed too. Lovlina has been admitted to Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre situated at Tughlakabad Institutional Area here on a precautionary basis after the boxer complained of fever. Batra hospital is a dedicated covid care facility. According to sources, Lovlina is stable, recovering well and hasn't been showing any signs of ...
Hideout busted in Kishtwar, arms and ammunition recovered | India News – Times of India
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Hideout busted in Kishtwar, arms and ammunition recovered | India News – Times of India

JAMMU: Security forces busted a terrorist hideout in a joint operation on Friday and recovered a collection of grenades, pistols and AK rounds in Jammu and Kashmir’s remote Kishtwar district. On specific intelligence tip about presence of a terrorist hideout, joint team of special operations group (SOG), anti-insurgency force of J&K police, and Army launched a search operation in Monchhwar Nar area of Navapachchi of Kishtwar district. “After hectic search operation in tough terrain, the security forces busted a hideout and recovered one RPG (rocket propelled grenade), two pistols, two pistol magazines with nine rounds, four AK magazines with 122 rounds and seven grenades from the spot,” according to sources. The investigation is in progress. Source link
Use govt’s Durga Puja grant for buying Covid protection gear, rules Calcutta HC
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Use govt’s Durga Puja grant for buying Covid protection gear, rules Calcutta HC

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: October 17, 2020 11:08:26 am The court told the government to distribute its instructions to all Durga Puja committees through leaflets, and submit an affidavit on compliance. (File)The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed community Durga Puja committees in West Bengal to spend 75 per cent of their Rs 50,000 state government grant on procuring Covid-19 protection equipment, and the rest on strengthening public-police relations and including women in community policing. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced the grant and other incentives — such as discounts on application fees for permissions from fire brigade...
Use govt’s Puja grant for buying Covid protection gear, rules Calcutta HC
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Use govt’s Puja grant for buying Covid protection gear, rules Calcutta HC

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | October 17, 2020 5:01:47 am The court told the government to distribute its instructions to all Durga Puja committees through leaflets, and submit an affidavit on compliance. (File)The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed community Durga Puja committees in West Bengal to spend 75 per cent of their Rs 50,000 state government grant on procuring Covid-19 protection equipment, and the rest on strengthening public-police relations and including women in community policing. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced the grant and other incentives — such as discounts on application fees for permissions from fire brigade and power ...
Decomposed bodies of woman, son found in their Kolkata home
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Decomposed bodies of woman, son found in their Kolkata home

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | October 17, 2020 4:52:38 am The bodies were shifted to Baghajatin State General Hospital, where the two were officially declared dead at about 11.20 pm. The house has been locked by officials. (Representational)An 88-year-old woman and her son were found dead in their home in Kolkata’s Patuli area on Thursday night, the police said on Friday. They were identified as Manjushree Mitra, and her son Subhomay Mitra. “We received information yesterday at around 7.15 pm abouta a foul smell emanating from a house in Patuli. Accordingly, a team went to the spot, where a number of people had gathered,” said an official who did not wish t...
Women’s T20 Challenge: Mansi Joshi tests positive for coronavirus, to miss the tournament | Cricket News – Times of India
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Women’s T20 Challenge: Mansi Joshi tests positive for coronavirus, to miss the tournament | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian women's team pacer Mansi Joshi has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the Women's T20 Challenge to be played in the UAE next month, a report said on Friday. According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, the 27-year-old Joshi is currently in quarantine in Dehradun after testing positive for coronavirus and has not travelled to Mumbai where all the Indian players participating in the Women's T20 Challenge arrived on October 13. The report said Joshi has been replaced in the Velocity squad, to be led by Mithali Raj, by uncapped 26-year-old pacer Meghna Singh. The tournament is being held in the UAE from November 4-9 during the play-offs phase of the ongoing IPL, and the Indian players will complete a nine-day quarantine in Mumbai before flying out to the UAE. Joshi has p...
MI vs KKR: Mumbai Indians crush Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets, claim fifth straight win | Cricket News – Times of India
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MI vs KKR: Mumbai Indians crush Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets, claim fifth straight win | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: The Mumbai Indians juggernaut rolled on unabated as they recorded their fifth straight win with an eight-wicket mauling of Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL on Friday. A tidy bowling effort by Mumbai Indians ensured that KKR were restricted to 148 for five after an unbeaten 53 by pace spearhead Pat Cummins. Then, the defending champions rode on a blistering 44-ball 78* by Quinton de Kock, to chase down the target with 3.1 overs to spare. BLOG | SCORECARD | POINTS TABLEDe Kock, who struck nine fours and three sixes and skipper Rohit Sharma (35 off 36 balls), laid the foundation for the emphatic win with their 94-run first-wicket stand. The two openers took the KKR attack to cleansers with de Kock being the more aggressive one. The South African notched up his fifty in just 25 b...
Thai police crack down on protesters; PM refuses to resign – Times of India
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Thai police crack down on protesters; PM refuses to resign – Times of India

BANGKOK: Riot police in Thailand cracked down on thousands of student-led protesters who rallied Friday in the capital in defiance of a strict state of emergency, while the prime minister rejected calls for his resignation. The protesters gathered in torrential monsoon rains to push their demands, including that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha leave office, the constitution be amended and the nation's monarchy undergo reform. It was the second day they defied an order not to gather, imposed after some demonstrators heckled a royal motorcade, an unprecedented development in Thailand, where the monarchy is normally held in reverence. Police used water cannons and charged at the crowd, scattering protesters, onlookers and reporters. Journalists who were hit by the water said it caused a s...
As patients arrive at AIIMS OPD, task cut out: Prevent crowding
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As patients arrive at AIIMS OPD, task cut out: Prevent crowding

Written by Ashna Butani | New Delhi | October 17, 2020 4:44:37 am Boards displaying signs to maintain distance were placed at various points in the hospital and barricades were put up, beyond which only patients with booking IDs could enter.With an influx of patients at the OPD of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), authorities have implemented a number of measures to contain the spread of Covid, including staggered patient visitation — only those who book appointments online or via call can meet doctors. On Friday morning, there was a rush of patients who had queued up to see a doctor, buy medicines or follow-up on existing conditions....
Covid impact: Kumartuli artisans feel the pinch as Puja scales down
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Covid impact: Kumartuli artisans feel the pinch as Puja scales down

Written by Sweety Kumari | Kolkata | Updated: October 17, 2020 11:19:11 am The budget for idols has been slashed by 50%. (Photo by Partha Paul)With only a few days to go for Durga Puja, artisans in Kumartuli are hoping to bag last-minute orders that will clear their stock of clay idols and save them further losses. The potters’ hub in north Kolkata is reeling under mounting losses this year as orders for idols were cancelled following the outbreak of Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown. With organisers planning a low-key Durga Puja, the shadow of muted celebrations not only dampened the business of artisans, but also their spirit. While draping a sari...
Solidarity findings ‘unpromising’, trial shows remdesivir, HCQ do not help
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Solidarity findings ‘unpromising’, trial shows remdesivir, HCQ do not help

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M | New Delhi | October 17, 2020 4:42:19 am A bottle containing the drug Remdesivir is shown by a health worker at the Institute of Infectology of Kenezy Gyula Teaching Hospital of the University of Debrecen in Debrecen, Hungary, Thursday Oct. 15, 2020. The drug developed by the Budapest based Chemical Works of Gedeon Richter Plc., is administered to novel coronavirus patients in serious condition as a clinical test to stop the replication of the virus. (Zsolt Czegledi/MTI via AP)The large, multi-nation ‘Solidarity’ clinical trial coordinated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to find an effective treatment for the novel c...
Ronaldo denies breaking virus protocol after Italy return | Football News – Times of India
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Ronaldo denies breaking virus protocol after Italy return | Football News – Times of India

ROME: Cristiano Ronaldo shot back at Italy's sports minister on Friday by denying that he broke the coronavirus protocol adopted for the country's football after returning from international duty while positive for the disease. On Thursday Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora said that Portugal captain Ronaldo had broken protocol after he left isolation with his club Juventus to join up with his national team and then returned to Italy following his positive test. He is currently quarantined at his home in Turin after travelling from Portugal in an air ambulance. "I never broke the protocol," Ronaldo said during an interview on Instagram, adding that he travelled after gaining authorisation to do so and had avoided contact with other people. "Someone, whose name I'm won't say, here in I...
Delhi: Unfavourable Met factors meant worse September, October
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Delhi: Unfavourable Met factors meant worse September, October

Written by Shivam Patel | New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2020 8:52:49 am Between October 1 and 14, the average ventilation index was 1,389 sqm/second as compared to 1,626 sqm/second last year.Meteorological conditions in Delhi have been “extremely unfavourable” in September and so far in October as compared to last year, which has helped in the rise of pollution levels, Central Pollution Control Board member secretary Prashant Gargava said on Friday.Data shared by Gargava during a press briefing showed that the main meteorological factors that help in dispersion of pollutants have been weaker between September 1 and October 14 this year as compared t...
Lockdown hardship, job loss: cracks in Nitish home citadel
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Lockdown hardship, job loss: cracks in Nitish home citadel

Written by Dipankar Ghose | Updated: October 17, 2020 7:58:50 am A group of villagers talk politics in Kalyan Bigha, in Harnaut Assembly constituency of Bihar. (Express photo by Dipankar Ghose)The road is smooth, blacktopped, white markers in the middle that speak of a recent coat of paint. The fields are green on either side. At the entrance to the village, there is an ITI, and then a referral hospital. One signpost even boasts of a shooting range. Kalyan Bigha, in the district of Nalanda, bears the signs of administrative attention, of being Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s village. Its residents say that until now, with the village seeing so much work,...
Some hope: Peak stubble burning may not overlap with adverse weather in capital
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Some hope: Peak stubble burning may not overlap with adverse weather in capital

Written by Shivam Patel | New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2020 8:51:21 am A tanker sprinkles water to control air pollution at Anand Vihar on Friday. [Praveen Khanna]The peak contribution of stubble burning in northwest India to air pollution in Delhi may not coincide with adverse meteorological conditions this year, Central Pollution Control Board member secretary Prashant Gargava said on Friday. This means that peak emissions from crop residue burning in Punjab and Haryana, which in the past have had more than 40% to 50% share in Delhi’s air pollution levels, may happen earlier than the usual time frame of around the second week of November, when we...
Malegaon blast accused joins JD(U) in UP, says ‘wish to work for society’
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Malegaon blast accused joins JD(U) in UP, says ‘wish to work for society’

Written by Chandan Haygunde | Pune | Updated: October 17, 2020 7:46:30 am Ramesh UpadhyayRamesh Upadhyay, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, has joined the Janata Dal (United) in Uttar Pradesh and has been appointed state convenor of its ex-servicemen cell. His appointment letter was issued by UP JD(U) chief Anoop Singh Patel on October 12.Upadhyay, a retired army major, had been arrested along with Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit by the Maharashtra ATS for his alleged role in the 2008 Malegaon case. He was, however, released on bail in 2017. Trial in the case is on before a special NIA court in Mumbai. Upadhyay, a...
US-CBI op blows lid off call centre fraud targeting elderly Americans
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US-CBI op blows lid off call centre fraud targeting elderly Americans

Written by Aashish Aryan | New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2020 7:39:36 am CBI officers said the companies under investigation include New Delhi-based Softwill Infotech Pvt Ltd; Noida-based Benovellient Technologies Pvt Ltd; Gurgaon-based Saburi Global Services Pvt Ltd; and Jaipur-based Innovana Thinklabs and Systweak Software. Indian and US investigators working together have busted an alleged call centre racket that had targeted elderly Americans for nine years, the backend operations of which were handled by at least six private companies in Delhi, the NCR cities of Noida, Gurgaon, and Faridabad, Jaipur, and Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh. Victims in th...
In Covid cloud, a silver lining for Indian football: Aussie league stars line up to play
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In Covid cloud, a silver lining for Indian football: Aussie league stars line up to play

Written by Mihir Vasavda | Updated: October 17, 2020 8:07:47 am Hyderabad FC’s Joel Chianese in Goa. Hyderabad FCLAST OCTOBER, British footballer Gary Hooper became the “best-ever signing” of Wellington Phoenix, a club from New Zealand that plays in Australia’s A-League. With nearly 200 goals in the premier leagues of England and Scotland as well as the Champions League, Hooper was the highest-paid player on the club’s roster. Then, the pandemic struck. Today, the 32-year-old centre forward is part of the Indian Super League (ISL) side Kerala Blasters FC, which will pay him Rs 1.5 crore for eight months’ service. Hooper isn’t the only player from Down ...
In Covid cloud, a silver lining for Indian football: Aussie league stars line up to play
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In Covid cloud, a silver lining for Indian football: Aussie league stars line up to play

Written by Mihir Vasavda | October 17, 2020 4:30:52 am Hyderabad FC’s Joel Chianese in Goa. Hyderabad FCLAST OCTOBER, British footballer Gary Hooper became the “best-ever signing” of Wellington Phoenix, a club from New Zealand that plays in Australia’s A-League. With nearly 200 goals in the premier leagues of England and Scotland as well as the Champions League, Hooper was the highest-paid player on the club’s roster. Then, the pandemic struck. Today, the 32-year-old centre forward is part of the Indian Super League (ISL) side Kerala Blasters FC, which will pay him Rs 1.5 crore for eight months’ service. Hooper isn’t the only player from Down Under who ...
Bengal: BJP alleges custodial death of party worker, seeks CBI probe
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Bengal: BJP alleges custodial death of party worker, seeks CBI probe

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: October 17, 2020 11:17:11 am We want Mamata Banerjee to come here and give an answer why our activists are being murdered every day, said Locket Chatterjee. (File)The BJP on Friday demanded a CBI inquiry into the alleged custodial death of Madan Ghoroi, a BJP booth president, in East Midnapore. BJP MP and party general secretary Locket Chatterjee and others sat on a dharna against the death and were prevented by police from taking out a march with Ghoroi’s body. According to sources, Ghoroi’s nephew was accused of kidnapping a girl of Patashpur area in East Midnapore. It is alleged that his family is known to be a BJP...