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Some evidence shows children could be Covid spreaders: ICMR | India News – Times of India
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Some evidence shows children could be Covid spreaders: ICMR | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: There is some evidence which shows that children who were earlier thought to be protected against coronavirus infection can be "spreaders, rather than super-spreaders", ICMR director General Balram Bhargava said on Tuesday. Speaking on the coronavirus infection spread in the country among children, Bhargava said tat overall the figure in India is that below the age of 17 years, only 8 per cent are Covid-19 positive. "Below five years, the figure would probably be less than a per cent but then we can come back with a figure for this," he said. In response to a question over surge in cases among children in Mizoram, there are 315 active coronavirus cases in the state as on date. Over Kawasaki disease and presumably a link with Covid-19, Bhargava said India so far has not report...
Prez nod to inquiry against DU V-C for ‘administrative lapses’
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Prez nod to inquiry against DU V-C for ‘administrative lapses’

Written by Ritika Chopra , Ananya Tiwari | New Delhi | Updated: October 28, 2020 4:55:41 am DU V-C Yogesh TyagiPresident Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Education Ministry’s proposal to launch an inquiry against Delhi University Vice-Chancellor (V-C) Yogesh Tyagi for administrative lapses, The Indian Express has learnt. The approval comes within a week of an ugly power tussle that played out between Tyagi and Pro-Vice-Chancellor P C Joshi. According to sources, Tyagi’s unauthorised absence from the university is among the grounds for initiating inquiry against him. Tyagi has been on leave ever since he was admitted to AIIMS on July 2 under “e...
SRH vs DC, IPL 2020: All-round Sunrisers Hyderabad outclass Delhi Capitals by 88 runs, keep play-off hopes alive | Cricket News – Times of India
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SRH vs DC, IPL 2020: All-round Sunrisers Hyderabad outclass Delhi Capitals by 88 runs, keep play-off hopes alive | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Wriddhiman Saha stamped his class with a 45-ball 87 before Rashid Khan dished out a clinical bowling performance as Sunrisers Hyderabad kept themselves alive in the race for IPL play-offs with a whopping 88-run win over Delhi Capital on Tuesday. SCORECARD | BLOG| POINTS TABLE | FIXTURESAsked to bat first, splendid knocks by Saha (87), skipper David Warner (66) and Manish Pandey (44) powered Sunrisers to 219 for two. Star spinner Rashid then led a fine bowling display to end with the impressive figures of 4-0-7-3, his best in this season. A well deserved victory for @SunRisers as they win by 88 runs.#Dream11IPL https://t.co/PqlaF6IolV— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1603819990000The Afghan bowled an astonishing 17 dot balls in his quota of four overs, helping his side bowl out the Cap...
World 100m champion Coleman to miss Olympics after being banned for whereabouts failure | More sports News – Times of India
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World 100m champion Coleman to miss Olympics after being banned for whereabouts failure | More sports News – Times of India

World 100 metres champion Christian Coleman will miss next year's Tokyo Olympics after being banned for two years for breaching whereabouts rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Tuesday. Coleman, who narrowly escaped a ban last year for missing three doping tests, was provisionally suspended by the AIU in June. The Disciplinary Tribunal has upheld the AIU’s charge and banned sprinter Christian Coleman of the USA for 2 years… https://t.co/7OABpEtwx2— Athletics Integrity Unit (@aiu_athletics) 1603819353000The American sprinter had claimed at the time that anti-doping officials had not followed procedure when he missed them after going Christmas shopping on Dec. 9, 2019 at a time when he had said he would be at home. Doping control officers testified before a disciplinary tribu...
Centre throws open J&K for land sale, Gupkar parties term it huge betrayal
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Centre throws open J&K for land sale, Gupkar parties term it huge betrayal

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary , Naveed Iqbal | New Delhi, Srinagar | October 28, 2020 4:45:23 am While the new clauses technically open Jammu and Kashmir for purchase of land by outsiders, the government may provide some protection through notifications.IN A DECISION that mainstream political parties in Kashmir said stokes fears of demographic change, the Centre on Monday amended and notified land laws for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and explicitly omitted the protection earlier available to its ‘permanent residents’. The amended laws open up urban or non-agricultural land for purchase by outsiders, permit contract farming on agricul...
Nitish diminished, Tejashwi banks on Caste-plus refresh
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Nitish diminished, Tejashwi banks on Caste-plus refresh

Written by Vandita Mishra | Sasaram | Updated: October 28, 2020 7:11:05 am RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. (Source: PTI/File)As Bihar begins voting today, the figure of Nitish Kumar looms, bruised and diminished — and alone. In 2010, Nitish was alone, too, but as the conquering bijli-sadak-paani hero, the centre of the NDA campaign, with the BJP taking a quiescent second place. “Kaam kiye hain”, was the approving refrain, as voters counted out the list of public goods and subsidies his government delivered, most spectacularly cycles for schoolgirls. In 2015, he shared the stage with rival-turned-friend Lalu Prasad Yadav with the BJ...
Night before polls, grief over death in puja-police clash
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Night before polls, grief over death in puja-police clash

Written by Dipankar Ghose | Munger | Updated: October 28, 2020 9:20:02 am Late Monday night, a clash broke out between devotees and police over a delay in the immersion of idols in the Ganga, leading to lathicharge, stone-pelting and firing at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Chowk in Munger. (Express photo by Dipankar Ghose)LESS THAN a kilometre away, in the premises of a school, there is a tent with purple drapes and a tempo with election equipment. But in Munger’s Loharpatti area, a day before the first phase of the Bihar Assembly elections, the first in the country during the pandemic, there is mourning — and a heartbroken father who can barely speak. “If I ha...
Anti-CAA stir meant to provoke disaffection against India: Delhi court
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Anti-CAA stir meant to provoke disaffection against India: Delhi court

Written by Anand Mohan J | New Delhi | Updated: October 28, 2020 7:03:55 am With this, the UP police have so far invoked NSA against 13 persons booked in violence that took place during CAA protest in the state. (File)A Delhi court on Tuesday refused bail to a 27-year-old university student, saying “vociferous agitation in the guise of Citizen Amendment Bill coupled with other activities of violence would show it was meant to cause or intended to cause disaffection against India”. This is the second time that Asif Iqbal Tanha of Jamia Millia Islamia, who has been charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in the Northeast Delhi riots...
Chechen leader says Macron’s stance on cartoons inspires terrorists – Times of India
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Chechen leader says Macron’s stance on cartoons inspires terrorists – Times of India

MOSCOW: The leader of Russia's Muslim-majority Chechnya region said on Tuesday that French President Emmanuel Macron was inspiring terrorists by justifying cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad as protected by free speech rights. Ramzan Kadyrov, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, made the comments after France warned its citizens living or travelling in several Muslim-majority countries to take extra security precautions because of anger over the cartoons. The row has its roots in a knife attack outside a French school on Oct. 16 in which a man of Chechen origin beheaded Samuel Paty, a teacher who had shown pupils cartoons of Prophet Mohammad in a lesson on freedom of speech. The caricatures, first published by a satirical magazine whose Paris offices were attacked by gunmen k...
Djokovic wins Vienna opener to move closer to Sampras record | Tennis News – Times of India
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Djokovic wins Vienna opener to move closer to Sampras record | Tennis News – Times of India

VIENNA: Novak Djokovic defeated Filip Krajinovic in the first round in Vienna on Tuesday to edge closer to Pete Sampras's all-time record of ending the year as world number one on six occasions. Djokovic beat compatriot Krajinovic 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 and needs to win his next match in Austria against Borna Coric to ensure he equals the achievement of his childhood idol. The 33-year-old Serb has been the top-ranked player at the end of a season five times: in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2018. He shares that mark with career rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Sampras achieved the feat six years in succession between 1993 and 1998. Djokovic was playing in Vienna for the first time since he won the title there in 2007, and dropped serve twice in a tricky opening set. Krajinovic served for the...
EU warns not enough Covid vaccines for all in Europe until 2022 – Times of India
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EU warns not enough Covid vaccines for all in Europe until 2022 – Times of India

BRUSSELS: Only part of the European Union population can be inoculated against the new coronavirus before 2022, EU officials said in an internal meeting, as the vaccines the bloc is securing may not prove effective or may not be manufactured in sufficient doses. The 27-nation bloc, with a population of 450 million, has booked more than 1 billion doses of potential Covid-19 vaccines from three drugmakers. It is negotiating the advance purchase of another billion vials with other companies. "There will not be sufficient doses of Covid-19 vaccines for the entire population before the end of 2021," a European Commission official told diplomats from EU states in a closed-door meeting on Monday, a person who attended it told Reuters. A second official confirmed the statement. An EU Commission...
Washington signs key defence pact with Delhi, calls out Beijing
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Washington signs key defence pact with Delhi, calls out Beijing

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: October 28, 2020 7:17:33 am NSA Ajit Doval and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo greet each other at South Block in New Delhi Tuesday. (ANI)AS India and the United States announced Tuesday signing of the crucial military pact, Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), visiting US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo recalled the Galwan valley incident in June and said that the US would “stand with the people of India to confront threats to their sovereignty and to their liberty”. From the Hyderabad House lawns and with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar by t...
Maharashtra: Athawale, Tatkare test positive for Covid, in hospital
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Maharashtra: Athawale, Tatkare test positive for Covid, in hospital

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | October 28, 2020 4:04:23 am In the last few months, over a dozen politicians and ministers from Maharashtra have tested positive, including Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis.Union Minister Ramdas Athawale and NCP MP from Raigad, Sunil Tatkare, announced on Tuesday that they have tested positive for Covid-19. Both have been admitted to hospitals in Mumbai. Athawale (60), a member of the Rajya Sabha and the Minister of State for Social Justice, is diabetic. He had attended an event in Mumbai on Monday to induct actor Payal Ghosh into the Republican Party of India (A). Tatkare (65), took to social media to announce...
Maharashtra: After July, Covid penetration gradually increased in rural areas
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Maharashtra: After July, Covid penetration gradually increased in rural areas

Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | October 28, 2020 3:58:22 am The share of rural areas in the number of deaths has also increased quickly. (Representational)Rural areas with 6.11 lakh Covid-19 cases account for 37 per cent of the infections compared to urban areas with 10.35 lakh cases, totalling 62.7 per cent of the total burden in the state. The penetration of the virus is gradually increasing in rural Maharashtra, which until July accounted for only 16.5 per cent of the cases. The share rose to 34.4 per cent by September 20. The share of rural areas in the number of deaths has also increased quickly. Until July 20, 12.8 per cent of total Co...
Stage set for country’s first Covid-era elections in Bihar | India News – Times of India
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Stage set for country’s first Covid-era elections in Bihar | India News – Times of India

PATNA: The stage is set for India’s first Covid-era elections in Bihar. More than two crore electors will decide the fate of 1,066 candidates on Wednesday across 71 assembly constituencies in the first phase of the three-phase polls. Of the 2.14 crore electors who will exercise their franchise, 1.01 crore are women and 599 belong to the third gender, as per a data released by the Election Commission here on Tuesday. More on Bihar pollsComplete coverageNitish MeterData HubThis will make you cry for Bihar all over again ...30 years of 25 CMs or 30 years of 3 CMs: Bihar keeps getting poorerThe candidates include 952 men and 114 women, the maximum number (27) being in the fray at Gaya Town and the minimum (5) at Katoria in Banka district. Among the major political parties, CM Nitish Kumar's...
MSCB case: Probe needs to establish conflict of interest, agency has locus to intervene, ED tells court
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MSCB case: Probe needs to establish conflict of interest, agency has locus to intervene, ED tells court

Written by Sadaf Modak | Mumbai | October 28, 2020 3:53:50 am The ED is carrying out its investigation into allegations under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by former directors and other members of the MSCB claiming irregularities in loan transactions.Dismissing claims that the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which has opposed the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) clean chit to Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and at least 74 others in the alleged Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank (MSCB) fraud case, is “taking undue interest” in the matter, the central agency has said a probe needs to establish conflict of interest of authorities involved in th...
The Block 2020 episode 37 recap: Another day, another Daniel temper tantrum – realestate.com.au
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The Block 2020 episode 37 recap: Another day, another Daniel temper tantrum – realestate.com.au

Poor Harry. He’s never seemed more out of his depth than this episode, which kicks off facade and front garden week. Short on cash, and even shorter on clues, he and Tash decide not to bother having anyone on site on day one because they can’t afford to pay public holiday rates. But they don’t do anything to get ahead either. Their front garden hasn’t even been cleaned up when foreman Dan arrives, and he later discovers they haven’t ordered any of the materials they will need to clad the front and side of their house. RELATED: Where The Block 2021 will be ‘We should’ve won’: Unfair win splits Block besties Mitch and Mark recap week 9 on The Block as they go behind the scenes Stressed out Harry tries to hide from the cameras. They have the biggest garden on The Block too, because their h...
oneplus 7t:  Amazon sale: OnePlus 7T selling at Rs 32,999 in upgrade deal – Times of India
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oneplus 7t: Amazon sale: OnePlus 7T selling at Rs 32,999 in upgrade deal – Times of India

OnePlus 7T has got a price cut of Rs 7,000 during the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale. The handset is available at a revised price of Rs 32,999 now, with 6 months no cost EMI option. The OnePlus 7T features a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ and 20:9 aspect ratio. The display also houses a fingerprint sensor.The smartphone comes with a new design compared to the OnePlus 7 as the vertical camera strip has been replaced by circular rim design. The company has added another camera sensor as well. The smartphone comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor, paired with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM. In terms of storage, there are two storage options — 128GB and 256GB. There is no external storage option but comes with dual nano-SIM slot. The smartphone runs OxygenOS 10.0...
Microsoft Office apps on iPad updated with trackpad and mouse support – Times of India
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Microsoft Office apps on iPad updated with trackpad and mouse support – Times of India

After Apple added trackpad support to iPadOS via a software update, Microsoft announced that the entire Office apps on iPad will be compatible with Apple iPad trackpad by this fall. Keeping to its word, the company has started rolling out the full iPadOS cursor support to Office apps on iPad. Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps on iPad can now take full advantage of Apple’s new Magic Keyboard trackpad or mouse with the latest version of iPadOS and Office apps. Microsoft says that the iPadOS cursor transforms into the tool users need depending on the content the cursor is pointing to. Also, common tasks such highlighting a text in word, changing the place of an image in PowerPoint, selecting a range in Excel, etc will be familiar to the PC or Mac version of the apps. In addition to that, Mic...
SRH vs DC Live Score: Delhi Capitals lose Marcus Stoinis, Shikhar Dhawan cheaply in huge chase | Cricket News – Times of India
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SRH vs DC Live Score: Delhi Capitals lose Marcus Stoinis, Shikhar Dhawan cheaply in huge chase | Cricket News – Times of India

LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCORECARD (TARGER FOR DC: 220)Jason Holder comes into the attackEnd of OVER 3: 4 runs off Sandeep's over. DC 18/2Sandeep starts his second over. Delhi Capitals opening stands - last six innings4 (3) vs MI0 (1) vs RR0 (2) vs CSK25 (20) vs KXIP0 (1) vs KKR1 (3) vs SRHShimron Hetmyer comes to the creaseOVERS 1.6: WICKET! Nadeem dismisses Stoinis for 5. It's in the air and Warner takes an easy catch. Second wicket for SRH and second catch for Warner. Poor shot selection from Stoinis. DC 14/2OVERS 1.1: FOUR! Rahane welcomes Nadeem with a superb boundary towards backward point. Shahbaz Nadeem comes into the attackEnd of OVER 1: 6 runs off Sandeep's over. DC 6/1Marcus Stoinis comes to the creaseOVER 0.3: WICKET! Sandeep Sharma strikes early, Shikhar Dhawan departs for a duck. ...