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WWE Royal Rumble Live Online Updates: The show begins right here
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WWE Royal Rumble Live Online Updates: The show begins right here

WWE Royal Rumble Live Updates Online: We are live from Florida. (WWE Network)WWE Royal Rumble LIVE Updates:  The Royal Rumble is a professional wrestling event, produced every January since 1988 by professional wrestling promotion WWE. It is named after the Royal Rumble match, a battle royal whose participants enter at timed intervals. The 2021 Royal Rumble is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by WWE for its Raw and SmackDown brand divisions. It will take place on January 31, 2021, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. It will be the 34th event under the Royal Rumble chronology and will feature WWE’s virtual fan viewing experience called ThunderDome. Catch all the live updates below– Live BlogWWE Royal Rumble Live Updates Onli...
Farmers can’t be humiliated, have requested PM to resolve: Satya Pal Malik
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Farmers can’t be humiliated, have requested PM to resolve: Satya Pal Malik

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik told The Indian Express on Sunday that he has advised the Central government that farmers cannot be insulted and forced to step back, and that the government should talk to them to resolve the ongoing crisis. Malik, a Jat leader from western Uttar Pradesh, said the situation had been made worse by the UP Police’s attempt to evict the agitating farmers from Ghaziabad earlier this week. “I am a person who is holding a constitutional post. I should not make any comments like this. But it’s an issue of farmers, and I cannot keep quiet. I have already requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resolve the issue immediately through discussions,” Malik told The Indian Express over the telephone. “The farmers cannot be sent back insulted. You canno...
Despair after glimpse of hope for Indore woman searching for missing mentally unsound brother
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Despair after glimpse of hope for Indore woman searching for missing mentally unsound brother

AFTER MORE than three months of despair, 60-year-old Kusum Pawar saw hope two days ago. And then she is back to despair once again. When newspapers splashed images of a group of elderly destitute people, who were picked from the streets in Indore on Friday and dropped outside the city limits by employees of the city municipal corporation, Kusum spotted a familiar face. It was her mentally unsound younger brother Pradeep Singh Pawar, who had walked out of home on October 19 last year and never returned, she told The Indian Express. Filled with hope, Kusum rushed to the office of Indore Municipal Corporation to check on her brother’s whereabouts, but officials told her they did not know where he was dropped. She was sent back home with the assurance that they will find out an...
Windies look to big unit Cornwall for spin edge against Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India
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Windies look to big unit Cornwall for spin edge against Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

CHITTAGONG: Stand-in West Indies Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite admitted Sunday that giant off-spinner Rakheem Cornwall will be key to his weakened team's hopes of defeating Bangladesh in their two-Test series which starts this week. Cornwall, who stands at 1.96m (6ft 5ins) and weighs in around 140kg (22st), has only played three Tests in his career. But Asian pitches suit him -- he returned figures of 7-75 in a one-off game against Afghanistan in Lucknow in 2019. "I know Rakheem's ability. I knew he was always a quality off-spinner. It is good to see him in these conditions. I know he will do well in this Test," said Brathwaite. "As a bowling unit we have to stick to the plans, bowl to the field. Create pressure with dot balls. Wickets will come." Cornwall is believed to be the heavies...
BCCI will let fans back in stadium for Motera Test on Feb 24
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BCCI will let fans back in stadium for Motera Test on Feb 24

SIGNALLING CRICKET’S complete unlockdown, the BCCI will allow spectators in the stands for the third Test between India and England from February 24 to 28 at the refurbished Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium at Motera near Ahmedabad, The Indian Express has learnt. This could possibly be the first time that the cricket board is opening the doors of a stadium for the public in an international game after the Covid outbreak early last year. The India-England series will start in Chennai on February 5 behind closed doors, and there is still no clarity on the presence of fans for the second Test at the same venue. The pandemic had seen cricket take a break with the last home Test against Bangladesh in November 2019. The pink-ball day-night Test at Motera will also be the first in...
Government cold to Opposition demand for discussion on farmers’ stir
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Government cold to Opposition demand for discussion on farmers’ stir

The government on Sunday remained non-committal on a demand by the Opposition for a separate discussion in Parliament on the crisis triggered by the farm laws. Sources in the Opposition said that the signal from the government was that a focussed discussion on the farmers’ agitation was unlikely to take place in the first half of the Budget session. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday chaired a meeting of floor leaders of the Upper House. His view, the sources said, was that the farmers’ issue can be taken up as part of the debate on the motion of thanks to the President’s Address, for which the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) has allocated 10 hours. Another 10 hours have been allotted for the discussion on the Union Budget, which will be presented by Finance ...
Sasikala discharged, sends a signal from Jaya’s car with ADMK flag
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Sasikala discharged, sends a signal from Jaya’s car with ADMK flag

FOUR DAYS after she completed her four-year jail term in a disproportionate assets case, and minutes after her discharge following treatment for Covid, V K Sasikala sent a political signal to her supporters — she came out of the hospital in Bengaluru on Sunday inside the late J Jayalalithaa’s trademark Toyota Prado vehicle with an AIADMK flag on it. The message from the former Tamil Nadu chief minister’s close aide and ex-general secretary of AIADMK was not lost on the ruling party in her state. Senior AIADMK minister D Jayakumar said using the flag was “against the interests” of the party as Sasikala had been expelled. “Sasikala has no right to use the AIADMK flag on the vehicle,” he said. In early 2017, amid a tussle for power in Tamil Nadu following Jayalalithaa’s death,...
Universities, PSUs to seek government nod for virtual events: MEA
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Universities, PSUs to seek government nod for virtual events: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has made the government’s prior clearance mandatory for hosting international conferences, trainings, and seminars online and also forbidden such virtual events on themes related to India’s security, Northeast states, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh or any other issue concerning the country’s “internal matters”. The fresh set of guidelines, issued in November last year and part of the new “approval procedure” notified by the MEA for organising virtual events, apply to all government ministries and departments, Public Sector Undertakings, public-funded universities, and organisations controlled and run by the Union and state governments. The organisers of the virtual event will now have to approach their respective “administrative secretary” ...
Insult to Flag saddened the nation; Covid vaccination is an example to world: PM
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Insult to Flag saddened the nation; Covid vaccination is an example to world: PM

The country was “saddened” by the “insult” to the national flag by protesters on Republic Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his first Mann ki Baat address of the new year. Modi also referred to the “inspirational” performance of the Indian cricketers in Australia, and claimed that the country’s vaccination programme against Covid-19 was setting an example for the world. “This month, there has been very good news from the cricket pitch… Our cricket team, after initial setbacks made a grand comeback, winning the series in Australia. The hard work and teamwork of our players is inspirational,” the Prime Minister said, according to the official English rendering of his radio address on Sunday. However, he added, “Amidst all this, the country was saddened by the insult t...
Journalist Mandeep Punia held at Singhu is sent to jail for 14 days
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Journalist Mandeep Punia held at Singhu is sent to jail for 14 days

A Delhi court on Sunday remanded freelance journalist Mandeep Punia, who had been picked up at the Singhu protest site on Saturday evening, in 14 days’ judicial custody, his lawyer said. Punia’s application for bail will be heard on Monday, his lawyer, Akram Khan, said. Police have accused Punia of obstructing them in the discharge of their duties and beating police personnel. According to the FIR, a group of protesters “clung to the policemen”, and “one of them dragged Constable Rajkumar towards the protest site”. When police used “minimal force to control the situation…the man who was dragging our constable fell in the canal”, says the FIR. “He was identified as Mandeep Punia… Punia and the protesters who came along with him obstructed police personnel in their duty and ...
Country’s first station integrating road, rail and metro terminals to come up by end 2023 at Nagpur: Gadkari | India News – Times of India
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Country’s first station integrating road, rail and metro terminals to come up by end 2023 at Nagpur: Gadkari | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The country’s first InterModal Station (IMS) integrating road, rail and metro terminals will come up by the end of 2023 at Nagpur. The first phase of the project, which has been bid out by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), will come up on 44.5 acres in the city having the capacity to handle over three lakh passengers per day. Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Sunday that he will ensure the project gets completed in time. “This will be a project that I will highlight when I will seek votes in 2024. This first-of-its kind project in India will set an example for transformation of urban transport infrastructure in India,” he said. This project will generate employment for nearly 10,000 local youth and will also boost economic activit...
ATK Mohun Bagan return to winning ways in ISL | Football News – Times of India
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ATK Mohun Bagan return to winning ways in ISL | Football News – Times of India

MARGAO: A revitalised Marcelinho and talisman Roy Krishna inspired ATK Mohun Bagan to a thrilling 3-2 win over Kerala Blasters in an Indian Super League match on Sunday. Kerala Blasters led through goals from Gary Hooper (14th minute) and Costa Nhamoinesu (51st) before a strike from Marcelinho (59th) and a brace from Krishna (65th, 87th) helped Bagan complete a thrilling comeback. Marcelinho, having joined ATKMB on loan from Odisha, was struggling for game time at his former club. But on Sunday, he looked a man transformed, adding spark to the Mariners' struggling attack, thriving in a free role upfront. 3 Goals, 3 Points, and a comeback for the ages! 💚❤️#ATKMohunBagan 3-2 #KeralaBlastersFC#ATKMBKBFC… https://t.co/DPs2smXiEP— ATK Mohun Bagan FC (@atkmohunbaganfc) 1612110821000The first ...
Siddharth stars as Tamil Nadu clinch their second Mushtaq Ali crown | Cricket News – Times of India
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Siddharth stars as Tamil Nadu clinch their second Mushtaq Ali crown | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Left-arm spinner M Siddharth (4-0-20-4) proved to be Tamil Nadu’s trump card as they defeated Baroda by seven wickets to clinch their second Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 crown at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday night. Siddharth’s show with the ball restricted Baroda to a modest total of 120/9 and TN chased down the target --- scoring 123-3 --- in 18 overs. Opener C Hari Nishanth (35, 3x4, 1x6) and B Aparajith (29 n.o., 1x4) led with the bat but the evening belonged to Siddharth. "We will bring in Siddharth at a crucial juncture," is all that TN coach D Vasu would state whenever asked about the 22-year-old missing from the playing XI through the course of the tournament. The right time arrived in the all-important final and Siddharth didn’t disappoint at all. D.O.M.I.N.A.N.C.E...
Myanmar: One Year Of Emergency After Aung Saan Suu Kyi Detained Along With Other Leaders
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Myanmar: One Year Of Emergency After Aung Saan Suu Kyi Detained Along With Other Leaders

New Delhi: In the early hours of Monday, Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar President Win Myint were detained along with other leaders of the National League of Democracy (NLD) party. After which Vice President U Myint Swe who is the acting president declared one year of the state of emergency. The Myanmar army claimed election fraud at the reason for the detation, according to a statement on a military-owned television station. According to PTI, Phone and internet access to Naypyitaw was lost, the lawmakers were to have the first sesssion of parliament since last year's elections. ALSO READ: Anti-Racism Movement 'Black Lives Matter' Nominated For Nobel Peace PrizeThe report said that online news portal Myanmar Now cited unidentified sources about the arrest of Suu Kyi and the NLD's chairpers...
Rakhi Sawant’s Mother Admitted To ICU, Brother Rakesh Says Our Mom Wants Her To Remain In BB House
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Rakhi Sawant’s Mother Admitted To ICU, Brother Rakesh Says Our Mom Wants Her To Remain In BB House

Rakhi Sawant is entertaining everyone in Big Boss. Her game is also very much liked by the audience as she completes every task given by Bigg Boss. Shortly before Rakhi was introduced to Bigg Boss's house through a video call from her mother in the reunion. During a task, Rakhi had a chance to video call her mother who is hospitalized as she has to undergo a surgery. This was a very emotional moment not only for Rakhi but also for the other contestants. Both Rakhi and her mother were crying.Now the news has come that Rakhi's mother's health has deteriorated further. Rakhi's brother Rakesh Sawant himself gave this information in his recent interview. He told that, 'my mother is very ill and admitted in ICU.' Rakhi Sawant has also been given complete information. However, Rakhi's mother w...
‘Virat is captain now and I am vice-captain… We are good friends, happy to take a back-seat in England Test’: Rahane
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‘Virat is captain now and I am vice-captain… We are good friends, happy to take a back-seat in England Test’: Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane talks about the challenges of playing international cricket during pandemic, says he hasn’t given much thought to suggestions of taking over as permanent Test captain, and commends Rahul Dravid’s “massive” role in nurturing young talent. The session was moderated by National Sports Editor Sandeep Dwivedi. SANDEEP DWIVEDI: The Australia series was hectic for the Indian team, with many highs and lows — the best win, the worst loss, the draw. You were also in a bio-bubble for a long time. Now that it’s all over and you are preparing for the England series, what are your thoughts? The entire nation is enjoying what happened in Australia. It was very special for everyone. Given what we have all gone through in the pandemic, I thought the victory was for our health...
Taiwan says Chinese fighters, US aircraft both entered defence zone – Times of India
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Taiwan says Chinese fighters, US aircraft both entered defence zone – Times of India

TAIPEI: Six Chinese fighter aircraft and a US reconnaissance aircraft entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan's air defence identification zone on Sunday, the island's defence ministry said, in an unusual admission of US military activity. Tensions have spiked over the last week or so after Taiwan reported multiple Chinese fighters and bombers flying into the zone last weekend, in an area close to the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands in the northern part of the South China Sea. The Chinese missions coincided with a US aircraft carrier group entering the South China Sea for what the US military termed a routine deployment. The United States has criticised the Chinese flights. Taiwan's Defence Ministry said a total of seven Chinese aircraft flew into the same waters near the Pratas Isla...
Bamford shines as Leeds come from behind to beat Leicester 3-1 | Football News – Times of India
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Bamford shines as Leeds come from behind to beat Leicester 3-1 | Football News – Times of India

LEICESTER (United Kingdom): Leeds forward Patrick Bamford got back on track as his superb goal inspired a 3-1 win that ended Leicester's seven-match unbeaten run in the Premier League on Sunday. After scoring six goals in his first six Premier League games for Leeds, Bamford had endured a barren spell that raised questions about his suitability for the central striker's role. The 27-year-old answered the critics in style at the King Power Stadium when he fired into the top corner for just his second goal in seven games. That capped an impressive fightback from Leeds, who trailed to Harvey Barnes' early goal before Bamford set up the equaliser for Stuart Dallas. Bamford was the provider again in the closing stages when his unselfish pass was tapped in by Jack Harrison to clinch Leeds' se...
Indian-American groups strongly condemn violent toppling of Gandhi statue – Times of India
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Indian-American groups strongly condemn violent toppling of Gandhi statue – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Several Indian-American organisations on Sunday strongly condemned the violent toppling of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the US state of California and expressed hope that those responsible for the despicable act will be brought to justice. The 6-ft tall, 650-pound (294 kg) bronze statue of Gandhi in the Central Park of the City of Davis in Northern California was vandalised, broken and ripped from the base by unknown miscreants early this week. "We call upon the City of Davis to immediately commence a thorough process to bring the perpetrators of this act to justice and reinstall a statue that pays homage to this apostle of peace," Indiaspora said in a statement. "It is especially ironic that the statue of a leader who was among the foremost historical giants of nonviolent ...
India vs England: India may ditch specialist wicket-keeper plan, play only Pant | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England: India may ditch specialist wicket-keeper plan, play only Pant | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rishabh Pant's match-saving and match-winning performances against Australia in the Sydney and Brisbane Tests may force the Indian team management to discard their old plan of playing Wriddhiman Saha at home and Pant outside Asia. Although the team management is yet to finalise the eleven, the Indian team that faces England in the first Test from February 5 may feature Pant and not Saha, considering that India are likely to play five bowlers. With Kohli likely to be back at No. 4 and Ajinkya Rahane at No. 5, Pant will most probably bat at No. 6 followed by a couple of bowling all-rounders like R Ashwin/Washington Sundar/Axar Patel. Up until now, Pant's weak wicket-keeping skills were the reason why he wasn't played in Tests in India. He has played just two of his 16 Tests in ...