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Day: October 19, 2020

Delhi hospitals told to keep eye out for co-infections
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Delhi hospitals told to keep eye out for co-infections

Written by Astha Saxena | New Delhi | Updated: October 20, 2020 7:06:29 am Seasonal diseases can not only present a diagnostic dilemma but may co-exist with Covid. “This poses challenges in diagnosis of Covid and has a bearing on clinical management and patient outcomes,” ministry said.The Delhi health department has, in a letter issued on October 19, asked all hospitals and districts to watch out for co-infections of Covid with other seasonal diseases and implement protocols issued by the Union Health Ministry. “This is the season when cases of dengue, malaria, seasonal influenza are expected to rise. It is important for hospitals and dist...
Active Covid cases up to 34,584 in West Bengal: Record 3,992 cases added, free fall in recovery rate continues
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Active Covid cases up to 34,584 in West Bengal: Record 3,992 cases added, free fall in recovery rate continues

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | October 20, 2020 5:25:53 am According to the state health bulletin, in which figures are updated till 9 am, the state’s toll went up to 6,119 following 63 fatalities. (Representational)The decline in West Bengal’s Covid-19 recovery rate continued on Monday as the state registered a record increase in cases for the fifth straight day as 3,992 infections pushed up the case count to 3,25,028. The discharge rate, which at one point was nearing 88 per cent, is now down to 87.48 per cent. This massive increase in cases pushed up the active caseload to 34,584, and came on a day the Calcutta High Court banned the entry of visitors to D...
No discussion yet on challenging HC order on Puja pandals: Bengal govt
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No discussion yet on challenging HC order on Puja pandals: Bengal govt

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: October 20, 2020 9:44:34 am Senior state ministers and Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders also sounded cautious and refused to comment on the ruling. (Representational)The West Bengal government has not yet taken a decision on challenging the Calcutta High Court order banning the entry of visitors to Durga Puja marquees (pandals) across the state, administration officials have said. Following Monday’s court order declaring the pandals no-entry zones, Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay convened a meeting attended by all police superintendents and district magistrates. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressed the distri...
Xiaomi’s next smartwatch to come with SpO2 sensor, claims report – Times of India
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Xiaomi’s next smartwatch to come with SpO2 sensor, claims report – Times of India

With its next smartwatch, Xiaomi is set to introduce a new feature that will allow users to track and measure blood oxygen levels, according to a report by GizmoChina. As per the report, Xiaomi has revealed that its next smartwatch is also going to offer the SpO2 sensor. The report claims that a teaser poster for the next Xiaomi watch was shared by the Xiaomi Smart Life Weibo account. While this wearable device will first be launched in the company's home country China, it remains to be seen when the company plans to launch the same in international markets including India. Recently, the company launched its first smartwatch in India at Rs 10,990 called Mi Watch Revolve. The smartwatch features a stainless steel case with 46mm dial. The wearable sports an always-on display which is prot...
Durga Puja: After High Court order, police say prepared to incorporate changes
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Durga Puja: After High Court order, police say prepared to incorporate changes

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: October 20, 2020 9:47:53 am There will be 800 police pickets near Durga Puja pandals across the city, besides police assistance booths. (File)Hours after the Calcutta High Court barred visitors’ entry to Durga Puja marquees (pandals) and ordered to declare the pandals no-entry zones, the state police alerted people to follow social-distancing norms, and said they were ready to make changes to arrangements already in place for the festival. “This year, we celebrate a different Durga Puja as we prepare to welcome the goddess in these pandemic times. When you step out, keep your distance, wear a mask, and enjoy responsib...
‘Ingenuity’ may pave way for future aerial vehicles on Mars: Scientist | India News – Times of India
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‘Ingenuity’ may pave way for future aerial vehicles on Mars: Scientist | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: In April-May 2021 when the first-ever Wright Brothers moment is created in the Red Planet with the maiden flight of a softball-sized helicopter — Ingenuity — it will be a moment of pride for India, as the person who played a key role in designing the helicopter is a student of Rishi Valley School in Andhra Pradesh’s Madanapalle and an alumnus of IIT-Madras. He is J.Bob Balaram, the helicopter’s chief engineer, and now with Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at Pasadena in California. The helicopter which is flying to Mars onboard Nasa’s Perseverance rover was named “Ingenuity” by an Indian-origin school girl, Vaneeza Rupani. Perseverance will touchdown on Mars’ Jezero crater on February 18, 2021. About 60 or 90 days after the landing, Ingenuity is expected to operate if all ...
CSK vs RR: Jos Buttler, bowlers guide Rajasthan Royals to seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings | Cricket News – Times of India
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CSK vs RR: Jos Buttler, bowlers guide Rajasthan Royals to seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Rajasthan Royals recorded a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings, riding on Jos Buttler's unbeaten 48-ball 70 after their bowlers' parsimonious display in the Indian Premier League here on Monday. The win kept RR's play-off hopes alive while leaving their beleaguered opponents on the verge of elimination. RR restricted the three-time champions CSK to a modest 125 for five after being invited to bowl and then overcame the target in 17.3 overs, thanks to a 98-run fourth wicket partnership between Buttler and skipper Steve Smith (26). Jos the Boss!@josbuttler is awarded Man of the Match award for his match-winning knock of 70*#Dream11IPL https://t.co/cw915oSrP8— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1603129861000It turned out to be an excellent day for Buttler, who sen...
Police officer shot dead by terrorists in J&K’s Anantnag | India News – Times of India
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Police officer shot dead by terrorists in J&K’s Anantnag | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Terrorists on Monday shot dead a police officer while he was returning home after offering prayers at a mosque in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The incident took place in Bijbehara area of the district, a police official said. Inspector Mohammad Ashraf Bhat was rushed to Bijbehara sub-district hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead, he said. Bhat was presently posted at Police Training Centre in Lethpora in Pulwama district. Source link
Two weeks to go for polls, Trump narrows gap, but Biden still has the edge
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Two weeks to go for polls, Trump narrows gap, but Biden still has the edge

Written by Karishma Mehrotra | San Francisco | Updated: October 20, 2020 4:46:33 am President Donald Trump and Joe Biden during a town-hall-style event on Thursday.(The New York Times)With a fortnight left for the November 3 Election Day in the US, Democrat nominee Joe Biden’s once-encouraging lead over incumbent Republican Donald Trump has narrowed, leaving both campaigns on edge. Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said in a memo to donors, reported by Reuters, “We cannot become complacent because the very searing truth is that Donald Trump can still win this race, and every indication we have shows that this thing is going to come down to the...
UK insists EU must go further to break Brexit deadlock – Times of India
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UK insists EU must go further to break Brexit deadlock – Times of India

LONDON: Britain on Monday welcomed signals that the European Union was ready to intensify stalled post-Brexit trade talks, but said its commitments did not yet go far enough to restart face-to-face negotiations. Britain's chief negotiator David Frost said he held a "constructive discussion" with his EU counterpart Michel Barnier, with the bloc confirming it is willing to hold ramped-up talks this week "based on legal texts". "But the EU still needs to make a fundamental change in approach to the talks and make clear it has done so," Frost added on Twitter, noting the two sides "will stay in close touch". A spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson echoed the sentiment, noting: "The UK continues to believe there is no basis to resume talks unless there is a fundamental change of approac...
To bring empty IPL stands alive in UAE, engineers in a Mumbai studio cut-paste audio from archives
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To bring empty IPL stands alive in UAE, engineers in a Mumbai studio cut-paste audio from archives

Written by Devendra Pandey | Mumbai | October 20, 2020 4:40:46 am When Rohit Sharma hits a six, the cheers are different. FileThe IPL that you see is being played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. But what about the IPL that you hear? With teams playing in front of empty stands due to Covid curbs, the answer lies 2,000 km away from the UAE, where a “sound bank” compiled in a Mumbai studio has recreated the mood and buzz of a throbbing stadium — be it the Wankhede in Mumbai, Chinnaswamy in Bengaluru or Chepauk in Chennai. Getting this right, says the broadcaster, involved three months of preparation and research. “We went back and studied the sounds of ov...
Delhi riots: Zee News argues to protect source, HC says you are no prosecuting agency
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Delhi riots: Zee News argues to protect source, HC says you are no prosecuting agency

Written by Sofi Ahsan | New Delhi | October 20, 2020 4:31:43 am Noting that the police were carrying out their own enquiry, the court said it hoped that they would find out how the documents were leaked and put their house in order. The court said it would also monitor what action is taken by the police.The Delhi High Court on Monday questioned Zee News for making public the purported “disclosure statement” of an accused in a case related to the Northeast Delhi riots, saying it was not a prosecuting agency and the document, which has “little evidentiary value” in a trial, has been portrayed as something that “completely indicts a person”. “It is a misre...
Watch live: NRL Grand Final show down
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Watch live: NRL Grand Final show down

media_playWatch live: NRL Grand Final show down Today on the NRL grand final countdown show, The Daily Telegraph's Dean 'Bulldog' Ritchie and Fatima Kdouh join Fox Sports News host Jim Callinan to discuss the Dally M Awards, the Panthers' selection headache, Craig Bellamy v Ivan Cleary, referee appointments for the big game and crunch time for State of Origin selection. Source link
PLA soldier strays across LAC, Army says will return him
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PLA soldier strays across LAC, Army says will return him

Written by Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | Updated: October 20, 2020 4:32:02 am The incident comes at a time when India and China have stationed around 50,000 soldiers each along the Ladakh frontier as part of the military standoff that began early May.A Chinese soldier was apprehended Monday in the Demchok sector of eastern Ladakh amid tensions over the border standoff. The Indian Army said the soldier had strayed across the Line of Actual Control and would soon be handed over to the PLA. In a statement, the Army said, “A PLA soldier, identified as Corporal Wang Ya Long, was apprehended in the Demchok sector of Eastern Ladakh on 19 October 2020 after he ...
Covid puzzles: jobs back, labour shrinks, demand low but inflation still high
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Covid puzzles: jobs back, labour shrinks, demand low but inflation still high

Written by Aanchal Magazine , Anil Sasi | New Delhi | Updated: October 20, 2020 8:09:24 am The unusual trend is explained by a rural-urban disaggregation of the data: rural India is seeing an increase in jobs while employment in urban India is on a slide.With economic activity picking pace after the easing of lockdown measures, the recovery has thrown up some paradoxes: revival in employment amid a fall in labour force participation, surging inflation rate despite disinflationary impact from weak demand, and improvement in future outlook surveys even as the situation worsens in households. In September, as lockdowns were progressively eased, a...
Signal to China: Quad navies to sail together, Indo-US pact on table
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Signal to China: Quad navies to sail together, Indo-US pact on table

Written by Shubhajit Roy , Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | Updated: October 20, 2020 8:43:41 am On Monday, India announced that Australia will be part of the Malabar Exercise in November, making it the first military exercise between all countries that make the Quadrilateral grouping, better known as Quad.Amid the Sino-Indian military standoff along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh and rising tensions in the South China Sea, the Quadrilateral grouping of US, Japan, India and Australia are sending their warships for the Malabar Exercise next month. New Delhi and Washington are also stepping up efforts to conclude the Basic Exchange and Coopera...
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Sri Lanka, Maldives after Delhi talks
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Sri Lanka, Maldives after Delhi talks

Written by Nirupama Subramanian | Mumbai | Updated: October 20, 2020 7:44:38 am US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (File)In the final week before the US presidential elections on November 3, Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo plans to visit India’s two Indian Ocean neighbours, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, after attending the 2+2 talks in Delhi, The Indian Express has learnt. In Delhi, the talks will involve Pompeo, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper and their Indian counterparts, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Pompeo’s stop in Colombo later comes amid US and Indian concerns at China’s stepped-up engagement with t...
Jammu and Kashmir: ED quizzes Farooq Abdullah, NC and PDP say vendetta
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Jammu and Kashmir: ED quizzes Farooq Abdullah, NC and PDP say vendetta

Written by Bashaarat Masood , Deeptiman Tiwary | New Delhi, Srinagar | Updated: October 20, 2020 4:19:12 am The People's Alliance for  Gupkar Declaration condemned the Centre's “vindictive politics” and “witch hunt”, and said that it had been “unnerved” by the coming together of Kashmir's parties.The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday questioned National Conference president Farooq Abdullah in connection with a case of alleged money laundering. The case is related to alleged irregularities in grants given by BCCI to Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). The ED action, which came days after political parties of Jammu and Kashmir cam...
Britain says Russia on cyber offensive to sabotage Tokyo Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Britain says Russia on cyber offensive to sabotage Tokyo Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

LONDON: Britain on Monday condemned what it said were attempts by Russian military intelligence to disrupt next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo with malicious cyberattacks. British officials said Unit 74455 of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency had conducted "cyber reconnaissance" operations against Games organisers, logistics suppliers and sponsors. They declined to give further details about the types of attacks or whether they were successful, but said the activity included creating fake websites and online accounts posing as key individuals to use in future hacking attempts. "The GRU's actions against the Olympic and Paralympic Games are cynical and reckless. We condemn them in the strongest possible terms," said British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. Raab added...