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Zirakpur police book head constable for forging papers, helping people make passports with fake addresses
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Zirakpur police book head constable for forging papers, helping people make passports with fake addresses

ZIRAKPUR POLICE has booked a head constable who allegedly forged documents and helped some people make their passports on the basis of fake addresses. The accused is already lodged in Central Jail Sangrur in connection with a case of preparing fake passports. The case was registered after an inquiry was conducted by DSP (community policing). According to the FIR lodged against head constable Sukhwant Singh, he was posted in the verification branch of district police at Sanjh Kendra in Zirakpur from May 30, 2016, to October 2017. Sukhwant Singh was booked under sections 420 (cheating), 421, 466 (forgery of record of court or of public register, etc), 467 (forgery), 471 (using as genuine a forged document), 167 (public servant framing an incorrect document with intent to ...
Will stand firm against any attempt to ‘unilaterally’ change status quo: Army chief | India News – Times of India
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Will stand firm against any attempt to ‘unilaterally’ change status quo: Army chief | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army will stand firm against any attempt to "unilaterally" change the "status quo" at the borders and its desire for peace and tranquillity should not be interpreted as a sign of weakness, Army chief Gen MM Naravane said on Thursday, remarks that came against the backdrop of the Ladakh standoff with China. In a message aired on All India Radio (AIR) on the eve of the Army Day on Friday, Gen Naravane said the Army is committed to resolving disputes through dialogue. He also said the Army was swift and decisive in its response to the design of the adversary but at the same time prevented the military stand-off in eastern Ladakh from escalating further. Referring to cross-border terrorism from Pakistan, the Chief of Army Staff said the Army shall not hesitate to strik...
Delhi survey: 10% kids out of school, 80% homes don’t have computers
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Delhi survey: 10% kids out of school, 80% homes don’t have computers

# Two lakh children remain “out of school”, including 64,813 due to “financial constraints”. # Over six lakh between 0-6 years are outside the net of anganwadis, which cover less than half of Delhi’s pregnant women. # Over 63% people use buses for commuting, while only 6% depend on the flagship Delhi Metro. # As many as 42.59% households in the city spend less than Rs 10,000 per month, nearly 80% do not own computers, and 29% do not have access to tap water within households. Almost all households have toilets. # Nearly three-fourth of the population depends on government facilities; of the 2.60% who suffer from chronic illnesses, most have diabetes. # Around one-fourth of the children in the age group 0-5 years have not received any vaccination.These are among the findings...
Concentration of power in India Inc: Regulator reviews seven key sectors
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Concentration of power in India Inc: Regulator reviews seven key sectors

AMID the unprecedented concentration of power in at least seven core sectors in corporate India, from pharma and telecom to airports and ports, the Competition Commission of India has launched a set of detailed investigations on the market dynamics of each sector. Simultaneously, it has started a review of all model concession agreements — the legal contract that forms the basis of the public-private partnership — across four key infrastructure sectors: airports, ports, electricity and railways. The goal is to ensure that competition remains “vibrant” and “there are enough players who are able to participate in the award of concessions,” CCI Chairperson Ashok Kumar Gupta told The Indian Express. “The policy of the government is to make the economy more efficient, and, in th...
Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog had raised red flags before Adani’s clean sweep of six airports
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Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog had raised red flags before Adani’s clean sweep of six airports

BOTH THE FINANCE Ministry and Niti Aayog had put on record objections regarding the 2019 airport bidding process, which were over-ruled, clearing the way for a clean sweep of six airports by the Ahmedabad-based Adani Group, records accessed by The Indian Express show. This assumes significance given that on August 31 last year, the Adani Group signed another deal to acquire a controlling interest in the country’s second largest airport, in Mumbai — the Airports Authority of India cleared that takeover on January 12. Aviation is one sector the Competition Commission of India has marked for review of market dominance. From running a private air-strip Finance, Niti Aayog raised red flags before Adani’s clean sweep of 6 airports at Mundra, the Adani Group is today the country’s...
Finance and Niti had raised red flags before Adani’s clean sweep of six airports
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Finance and Niti had raised red flags before Adani’s clean sweep of six airports

BOTH THE FINANCE Ministry and Niti Aayog had put on record objections regarding the 2019 airport bidding process, which were over-ruled, clearing the way for a clean sweep of six airports by the Ahmedabad-based Adani Group, records accessed by The Indian Express show. This assumes significance given that on August 31 last year, the Adani Group signed another deal to acquire a controlling interest in the country’s second largest airport, in Mumbai — the Airports Authority of India cleared that takeover on January 12. Aviation is one sector the Competition Commission of India (see interview) has marked for review of market dominance. From running a private air-strip Finance, Niti Aayog raised red flags before Adani’s clean sweep of 6 airports at Mundra, the Adani Group is tod...
Global temperatures in 2020 among highest on record: WMO – Times of India
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Global temperatures in 2020 among highest on record: WMO – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Global temperatures in 2020 were among the highest on record and rivaled 2016 as the hottest year ever, according to international data compiled by the World Meteorological Organization and released on Thursday. The heat came even as a global economic slowdown from the COVID-19 pandemic cut deeply into emissions from fossil fuels, adding evidence that carbon dioxide concentrations already in the atmosphere have set the planet on a warming track. The WMO report included data from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the UK Met Office, both of which ranked 2020 as the second-warmest year on record, as a cooling trend called La Niña failed to tame global temperatures. NASA, whose data was also included, said 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year...
‘Next Azhar’ is a 26-year-old power hitter from Kerala: 100 in 37 balls
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‘Next Azhar’ is a 26-year-old power hitter from Kerala: 100 in 37 balls

A CRICKET-CRAZY elder brother didn’t give him much of a career option by getting him to change his name from Ajmal to Mohammed Azharuddeen. Moreover, he hailed from Thalangara, that rare town in Kerala on the outskirts of Kasaragod where children prefer to hit the ball with a bat and not kick it. But Azharuddeen knew he needed to do something special to live up to the expectations of that brother, Kamaruddeen, a “lifelong fan” of Indian batting great Mohammad Azharuddin. Thalangara, too, had high hopes from their “Next Azhar”. On Wednesday, the 26-year-old made his seven brothers, his home town and an entire state proud. He smashed a 37-ball ton during a 54-ball 137 against Mumbai, hitting nine fours and 11 sixes in the domestic T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy game. It was the ...
Record govt purchases of cotton, paddy from Punjab
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Record govt purchases of cotton, paddy from Punjab

Rajvir Singh Golta sold 52 quintals of narma/kapas (raw un-ginned cotton) over three pickings from his five-acre land in Jhumba village of Punjab’s Bathinda district. He got the full minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 5,665 per quintal for his medium-long staple fibre crop that was procured by the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) between early-October and mid-December. The 42-year-old is pleased that the CCI entered the market on time at the season’s start when narma rates were Rs 4,600-4,800/quintal. That’s a view also echoed by Nirmal Singh Tiwana, a farmer from the same village who sold 21 quintals of the crop, grown on two out of his four-acre holding, to the CCI at the Centre’s MSP. And it is not just cotton. Government agencies have procured an all-time high 202.78 la...
India vs Australia: For Oz attack too, it’s survival of the fittest | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs Australia: For Oz attack too, it’s survival of the fittest | Cricket News – Times of India

382.1! That's the incredible number of overs the Aussie pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins have bowled since they lined up against the Indian batsmen in the first ODI in Sydney almost two months ago. Add to that 128 overs bowled by off-spinner Nathan Lyon in the three Test matches and you get an idea of the huge workload Australia's bowlers have had to endure since the tour began. It's not just about sore fingers and bruised bodies, but also fatigued minds. Lyon's admission of having taken an ice-bath for the first time ever in his 99-match career after the Sydney Test, in which he bowled 77 overs in total, shows the extent to which Australia's bowlers have stretched themselves. While India have had fresh faces coming in for each Test match because of injuries, ...
US blacklists China’s CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices – Times of India
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US blacklists China’s CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices – Times of India

WASHINGTON: The US Commerce Department on Thursday added China's state oil giant CNOOC to its blacklist over what it called "belligerent" actions in the disputed South China Sea. The move was the latest in escalating sanctions against the firm that prompted S&P Dow Jones Indices to de-list the company late Wednesday. It also reflects outgoing President Donald Trump's flurry of last minute pressure on Beijing as his days in office wind down, following four years of aggressive diplomatic and trade policies against the rival economic power. "China's reckless and belligerent actions in the South China Sea and its aggressive push to acquire sensitive intellectual property and technology for its militarization efforts are a threat to US national security and the security of the internatio...
10k poultry birds culled in P’kula; mortality reported in Mohali too
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10k poultry birds culled in P’kula; mortality reported in Mohali too

AT LEAST 10,000 poultry birds were culled in Panchkula on Thursday. In the last four days, around 42,000 birds have been culled. Senior officers maintained that the result of around six poultry birds samples are still awaited from Bhopal laboratory. Meanwhile, the poultry farm owners said that they are worried about the compensation money of the stored feed meant for the poultry birds. As per the notification regarding bird flu, state government is authorised to destroy the stored feed kept in the affected poultry farms. SK Khanna, a retired poultry officer, said the cost of feed will be in crores. A veterinary expert claimed that the poultry farms situated in the area of Dera Bassi, which adjoins the Barwala belt, is also likely to be affected. 14 birds found dead in Chand...
No charger, no earphones with Galaxy S21: Samsung does an Apple. Again – Times of India
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No charger, no earphones with Galaxy S21: Samsung does an Apple. Again – Times of India

When Apple announced that the latest iPhone 12 series will not come with charging adapters and free earphones, Samsung was among the first to make fun of Apple. Now, just months after the iPhone 12 launch, Samsung is simply following Apple. This is not the first time for Samsung. Samsung had earlier mocked Apple for removing the headphone jack and opting for a new notch display design. It’s easy to guess that Samsung did travel the same path. Now, with the Galaxy S21 launch, Samsung has announced that there will be no free earphones or charging adapter inside the box of any of the Galaxy S21 series phones. So, if you don’t have a Samsung fast charger, you would need to buy one. Inside the box, Samsung will only offer a USB-C to USB-C cable for free. While both Apple and Samsung claim th...
Lahore court orders police to register FIR against Babar Azam on sexual exploitation complaint | Cricket News – Times of India
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Lahore court orders police to register FIR against Babar Azam on sexual exploitation complaint | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam on Thursday found himself in a difficult situation after an additional sessions court in Lahore ordered the police to register an FIR and file a case against him on a sexual exploitation complaint. The complainant, Hamiza Mukhtar from Lahore has alleged that the cricketer had sexually exploited her, forced her to have an abortion and made false promises of marriage. The petitioner annexed her medical documents as evidence. The additional sessions judge, Noman Muhammad Naeem, after hearing arguments of the lawyers of both the sides, directed the SHO of Naseerabad police station to immediately register the FIR against Babar. The judge remarked that the allegations were disturbing and serious to warrant a full investigation. Hamiza later confirm...
India, US have common interest in promoting security in Indo-Pacific: MEA | India News – Times of India
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India, US have common interest in promoting security in Indo-Pacific: MEA | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India and the US have a common interest in promoting security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and their ability to work together has a positive impact in effectively addressing regional and global challenges, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava made the assertion in response to questions over a declassified document of the outgoing Trump administration which said that a strong India, in cooperation with like-minded countries, would act as a "counterbalance" to China in the strategic Indo-Pacific region. "A question on the US government report should be asked to the US government spokesperson. However, I will state that India and the US share a comprehensive strategic global partnership and gi...
Windies ‘inspired’ by former captain Clive Lloyd’s letter | Cricket News – Times of India
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Windies ‘inspired’ by former captain Clive Lloyd’s letter | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: A message from former captain Clive Lloyd has inspired stand-in West Indies one-day international captain Jason Mohammed, he said Thursday ahead of a three-match series against Bangladesh. In an open letter, the 76-year-old Lloyd urged members of the depleted West Indies squad to take advantage of the opportunity, reminding them of their selection for the series on merit. "It is coming from one of our greats. Obviously those are the sort of things you want to hear," Mohammed told reporters at a virtual press conference in Dhaka. "There's a lot of negative talk going around. When you hear someone like Clive Lloyd, he puts a great belief within you. "It is an opportunity for all of us to try to put our hands up, firstly to get in the original team, when the full squad is back. "It ...
Samsung Galaxy S21 series India prices announced: Launch offers, availability and more – Times of India
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Samsung Galaxy S21 series India prices announced: Launch offers, availability and more – Times of India

Samsung has announced that India will be among the first markets where the new Galaxy S21 series phones will be available. The Galaxy S21 series phones will be available in six colours: Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Violet, Phantom White, Phantom Grey and Phantom Pink. Interested buyers can pre-book the Galaxy S21 Series phones starting January 15 across Samsung’s Exclusive Stores and retail stores and on Samsung.com and online portals. All pre-booked consumers will get Galaxy Smart Tag free and Samsung E-Shop voucher of up to Rs 10,000. To attract early buyers, Samsung is offering a free gift where all pre-booked consumers can get Galaxy Watch Active 2 or a combo of Galaxy Buds+ and Travel Adapter with a device of their choice. In addition to this, buyers can also avail HDFC B...
Put an end to this scary dressing room culture in Pakistan, says Amir | Cricket News – Times of India
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Put an end to this scary dressing room culture in Pakistan, says Amir | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Former pacer Mohammad Amir, who recently retired from international cricket due to his differences with the national team management, on Thursday called for an end to the "scary" dressing room culture in Pakistan cricket. "Give players some space and freedom. Put an end to this scary environment in the dressing room, these very players will win you matches," he told the media. Amir had retired last month after alleging that he had been "mentally tortured" by the management of the national team, comprising chief coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis. The left-handed pacer said he was dropped from the side for personal issues and not because of his performance. "The issue is not about performance I know I can make a strong comeback but it is about this mental torture...
Kartik Aaryan’s breathtaking mirror selfie will have you crushing hard over time – Times of India
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Kartik Aaryan’s breathtaking mirror selfie will have you crushing hard over time – Times of India

Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan is often seen treating his fans with alluring pictures of himself on his Instagram handle. This time, the ‘Punchnama’ actor shared a breathtaking mirror selfie of himself which was accompanied by a little note which read, ‘Mirror never lies’ The actor has recently wrapped up shooting for his upcoming venture ‘Dhamaka’. According to a report in ETimes, the cast and crew were put in a bio-bubble at a hotel in Mumbai. With everyone parked at a beck-n-call distance, director Ram Madhvani kept COVID at bay but also saved time and managed to keep the budget on a tight leash. Apart from ‘Dhamaka’, Kartik will also be seen in ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ sharing screen space with Kiara Advani, He also has ‘Dostana 2’ alongside Janhvi Kapoor in his kitty. Both films have ...