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Day: January 19, 2021

Sara Ali Khan treats fans to exotic pictures from her Maldives vacation – Times of India
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Sara Ali Khan treats fans to exotic pictures from her Maldives vacation – Times of India

As she landed in the Maldives for a vacation, Bollywood's chirpy queen Sara Ali Khan on Tuesday treated her fans to some of the exotic pictures from the first day of her trip. Following an update on her Instagram stories about her reaching the Maldives, the 'Love Aaj Kal' actor shared a few pictures of herself dressed for the day one of her trip. In the pictures, she is seen dressed in a printed multi-coloured bralette which she paired with a matching long skirt with a side slit. The 'Kedarnath' actor is seen posing against the backdrop of a serene blue backdrop in the pictures. Keeping the caption simple, Sara focused on her "sandy toes & Sunkissed nose." On the work front, she will next feature in Aanand L Rai's 'Atrangi Re' with Akshay Kumar and Dhanush. She was last seen in Da...
Firm owned partly by CM Jagan family gets bulk of govt orders
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Firm owned partly by CM Jagan family gets bulk of govt orders

IN WHAT raises questions of conflict of interest and propriety, a cement company part-owned by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s family, has received a bulk of the purchase orders for state government works in the first 10 months of the current financial year. Bharathi Cement Corporation Private Ltd — in which Reddy’s family holds 49 per cent stake, and his wife is a Director — received 14 per cent or 2,28,370.14 metric tonnes of all purchase orders for cement made by the state from April 2020 till January 18, 2021. Vicat, a French company, had acquired a majority 51 per cent stake in Bharathi Cement in 2010. The India Cements Ltd received the second highest purchase orders of 1,59,753.70 MT, which is about 30 per cent less than Bharathi Cements. The Ind...
Dr V Shanta (1927-2021): A pioneer in medical sciences, she blazed a trail in fight against cancer
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Dr V Shanta (1927-2021): A pioneer in medical sciences, she blazed a trail in fight against cancer

Some days ago, Dr V Shanta was upset with a former student when the latter broke to her that she was stepping down from active practice after a long and illustrious career as an oncologist. “She was really annoyed with me. She asked me how could I quit when at her age, she was still examining patients,”said Dr P P Bapsy, former HoD of Medical Oncology at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru. “It was only after I told her that I would continue to be engaged in supportive work for an NGO that works for women with cancer that she was no longer so annoyed,” added Dr Bapsy, who completed her doctorate in medical oncology under Shanta’s guidance. Early Tuesday, Dr Shanta, chairperson of The Cancer Institute at Adyar in Chennai, and doyen of oncology, who focused her e...
Day 2: Low turnout, Maharashtra govt asks districts to also immunise health workers not in day’s list
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Day 2: Low turnout, Maharashtra govt asks districts to also immunise health workers not in day’s list

On day 2 of the first phase of vaccination in Maharashtra, 14,883 healthcare workers received the shot across 274 centres on Tuesday. With the number just over half those who had been listed and contacted as recipients of the vaccine for the day’s session, the state health department has now asked districts to start immunising all healthcare workers ready for vaccination even if their names are not on the day’s list of recipients. Officials said they expect the numbers to improve in the coming days. Maharashtra Health Secretary Dr Pradeep Vyas said: “Low numbers in the initial days are not an issue. Numbers will improve eventually.” The numbers in Mumbai were down to 1,597 on Tuesday – 39.9 per cent of the total registered for the drive. Last Saturday, the first day of the ...
Govt asks WhatsApp to scrap update: ‘Invasive… for Indian users’
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Govt asks WhatsApp to scrap update: ‘Invasive… for Indian users’

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on Tuesday wrote to Will Cathcart, the global Chief Executive Officer of WhatsApp, asking him to withdraw the latest privacy and policy update on the instant messaging platform, which, it said, enabled WhatsApp and other Facebook companies “to make invasive and precise inferences about users”. Collection and sharing of sensitive data such as the time, frequency and duration of interactions, group names or payments and transaction data with Facebook companies will create an ecosystem where any distinction between WhatsApp and other companies of the Facebook group will cease to exist, the IT ministry said. “This approach has the potential to infringe on core values of data privacy, user choice and autonomy of Indi...
Surat truck accident: Toddler whose parents were killed among survivors
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Surat truck accident: Toddler whose parents were killed among survivors

Vikesh Mahida, 27, had come to Surat from Kherda village in Kushalgadh taluka of Banswada, to work as a mason at a construction site just three days ago with his wife Razina, 25, and their four-month-old daughter who was yet to be named. Their elder daughter who is three years old was left with his parents in their native village. The children are now orphaned as their parents were among 15 persons killed when a dumper truck ran over them. Dharulal Mahida, sarpanch of Kherda village, said, “Vikesh earned Rs 700 per day and his wife earned Rs 500 as masons. Vikesh’s brother–in-law Rakesh who also died in the accident has been working at a construction site. Rakesh’s wife Suman who survived the accident returned to her native place with their child.” Another migrant worke...
Maharashtra: BJP, NCP both claim victory in gram panchayat polls
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Maharashtra: BJP, NCP both claim victory in gram panchayat polls

The declaration of results of the gram panchayat polls in Maharashtra on Tuesday triggered rival claims of victory by political parties, with both BJP and NCP claiming to have bagged the most number of wins in a hard fought and tight contest between four contenders, the other two being Shiv Sena and Congress. However, the three constituents of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition – Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress – have a total of more wins than the BJP. Results for 13,769 gram panchayats were declared on Tuesday, which showed BJP ahead with 3,263 wins, followed by NCP (2,999), Shiv Sena (2,808) and Congress (2,151). The MNS won 38 and others, including local groups, bagged 2,510. AAP made its debut with 96 of its candidates winning, and a panel victory in Latur. But as gram ...
Farm stir has to end, both sides must find way out: RSS gen secy
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Farm stir has to end, both sides must find way out: RSS gen secy

CALLING FOR “sensitivity” while dealing with the farmers’ agitation over the new farm laws, RSS Sarkaryawah (general secretary) Suresh (Bhaiyyaji) Joshi has said that a “middle ground must be found and both sides must work to find a solution”. In an interview to The Indian Express, Joshi emphasised that “it is not good for the health of society for any agitation to run for too long”. “We just want the agitation (to) end quickly now,” he said. The statements, from the No. 2 of the ruling party’s parental organisation, assume significance at a time when the government is trying to find a way out of the stalemate. “Democracy provides an opportunity to both sides. I consider both sides right (in) their place. Agitators must consider that whatever they can get through dialogue, ...
Gram panchayat polls: AAP-backed candidates foray into rural politics, win 96 seats
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Gram panchayat polls: AAP-backed candidates foray into rural politics, win 96 seats

Tasting electoral success for the first time in Maharashtra, Aam Aadmi Party-backed candidates won 96 seats in the state gram panchayat polls, the results for which were declared on Tuesday. The AAP-backed candidates had contested 300 seats in 13 districts of Maharashtra. Calling it a “spectacular debut”, the party said that 50 per cent of its winning candidates were women. “We will work towards empowering our elected representatives to demonstrate the transformative role that governance can play in these villages by making them examples of model villages,” said Dhananjay Shinde, AAP’s state secretary. The party won 41 gram panchayat seats in Nagpur, its highest in a district, followed by 14 in Buldhana and nine in Chandrapur. It also won seats in Latur, Solapur, Nashik, Go...
SC panel says will try to convince farmers, member backs reform
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SC panel says will try to convince farmers, member backs reform

A day ahead of the next round of talks between the Centre and farmer unions opposed to the new agriculture laws, the Supreme Court-appointed committee of experts held its first meeting in New Delhi Tuesday, and its members said they would “try to convince” the protesting farmers while seeking views of other farmer organisations and the government. Shetkari Sanghatana president Anil Ghanwat, addressing the press along with the two other members of the committee, agricultural economists Parmod Kumar Joshi and Ashok Gulati, said: “Committee members will keep aside their personal ideology on the farm laws while preparing the report to be submitted to the Supreme Court. We have to listen to the agitating farmers and other farmers on what they want. Our duty is to listen to them ...
Expert panel recommends permission for phase 1 clinical trial of Bharat Biotech’s nasal vaccine | India News – Times of India
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Expert panel recommends permission for phase 1 clinical trial of Bharat Biotech’s nasal vaccine | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: An expert panel of India's drug regulator CDSCO on Tuesday recommended granting permission for conducting phase 1 clinical trial of an intranasal vaccine against Covid-19 developed by Bharat Biotech, official sources said. A top government official said that if this vaccine works it can be a game changer in the fight against Covid-19. Bharat Biotech applied to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) seeking permission for conducting phase 1 and phase 2 clinical trials of the intranasal vaccine following which the subject expert committee of the CDSCO on Tuesday deliberated on the application and recommended granting permission for phase 1 trial. "Based on the safety and immunogenicity data of the phase 1 clinical trial, the company would be given permission for conductin...
Power Pant vs spinner Lyon: Duel captures India story for the ages
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Power Pant vs spinner Lyon: Duel captures India story for the ages

RISHABH PANT’S match-winning 89 under the harsh Brisbane sun was draining. But at the end of it all, he didn’t look like a superhero on the verge of collapse. It was more of an unfazed millennial hoping that when the history-making photographs are taken, his hair parting would still be in place. “The only thing I keep on thinking every day is that I want to win matches for India,” Pant said at the end of his unbeaten knock. Head coach Ravi Shastri looked ahead: “By keeping his composure like today, if he can keep winning matches, it will be huge for us.” On Tuesday, Pant hit arguably the most important four in Indian cricket history when he smashed Josh Hazlewood to long-off for the winning runs to complete a dramatic final day of the series that went India’s way. Incidenta...
A billion get booster dose from Brisbane: World wakes up to watch Indian cricket’s big rising
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A billion get booster dose from Brisbane: World wakes up to watch Indian cricket’s big rising

Kapil Dev on the Lord’s balcony in 1983, Rahul Dravid and V V S Laxman batting an entire day at Eden Gardens in 2001, M S Dhoni sealing it with a six at Wankhede in 2011 will remain Indian cricket’s iconic moments — but they can still be re-enacted. India’s impossible-to-forget Test win in Brisbane and the coming-of-age series triumph in Australia are unlikely to be overwritten in the pages of Indian cricket history. For the sheer improbability of events that unfolded at Gabba Tuesday and the impossibility of seeing something so storied ever again, this is easily India’s greatest Test win ever. What are the chances of another series in a bio-bubble amid a global pandemic which coincides with the team’s influential captain going on paternity leave, a new low of 36 all out an...
Denmark Covid 19 Vaccine: Denmark makes homeless a priority in vaccine rollout | World News – Times of India
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Denmark Covid 19 Vaccine: Denmark makes homeless a priority in vaccine rollout | World News – Times of India

COPENHAGEN: Denmark on Tuesday announced it would include homeless people among those given priority for Covid-19 vaccines, after calls from charities and officials to care for the vulnerable group. The Scandinavian country started vaccinations on December 27 and is currently among the quickest in the European Union, in terms of jabs per capita, in the rollout of vaccine. The Danish strategy has been split into 12 priority groups, of which the first five are currently offered the vaccine although this also depends on the region they live in. "Homeless and socially vulnerable people who are particularly at risk are vaccinated in category 5," the Ministry of Social Affairs said in a statement. Those in the group but not deemed to be particularly at risk will still be "given priority befor...
Australian media hails India’s historic Test series win | Cricket News – Times of India
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Australian media hails India’s historic Test series win | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: The Australian media on Tuesday hailed India's stupendous Test series win, terming it as one of the finest come from-behind victories, with the Adelaide debacle culminating into "Indian summer" at the Gabba. An injury-ravaged India beat Australia by three wickets in the series-deciding fourth Test here, a month after the Adelaide debacle where the visitors scored their lowest Test score of 36. 'The Australian' newspaper said India has performed a miracle by storming fortress Gabba, alluding to the home side's unbeaten record at the venue since 1988. "A ragged, embattled and depleted group has embarrassed a full strength Australia," it said. "If you're in a state of shock, don't worry, you're not alone... But India did just win the Border-Gavaskar series in the nation's greates...
Weight loss story: “I eat cooked bhakri, sabzi and some form of protein for lunch”  | The Times of India
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Weight loss story: “I eat cooked bhakri, sabzi and some form of protein for lunch” | The Times of India

Who amongst us wouldn't call Sachin Tendulkar an inspiration?For 31-year-old Ameya Bhagwat, his idol's message to get fitter and healthier changed his life. For someone who once could finish up an entire pot of butter chicken in a go, Ameya's diet has overhauled so much that even cheat meals don't tempt him anymore. He also bid health complications goodbye! Source link
“Once COVID-19 Vaccine Vial Opened, It Needs To Be Used Fully Within Four Hours”: Doctors
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“Once COVID-19 Vaccine Vial Opened, It Needs To Be Used Fully Within Four Hours”: Doctors

There are strict protocols for storage, transportation, usage of the vaccine: Doctors (Representational)New Delhi: A vial of COVID-19 vaccine once opened for inoculation needs to be fully used within four hours, else the remaining doses go waste and need to be destroyed, senior doctors said on Tuesday.The first batch of Oxford COVID-19 Covishield vaccine had reached Delhi's central storage facility at Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital (RGSSH) on January 12.The lot of Bharat Biotech-made Covaxin had reached there the next day, which is being used at six sites, including AIIMS and RML Hospital.RGSSH is also one of the 75 sites where Covishield shots are being administered to doctors, nurses and other beneficiaries. Forty-five shots were given on day one and 20 on day two."Each 5 ml vi...
South Africa rest leading players for Pakistan T20 series | Cricket News – Times of India
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South Africa rest leading players for Pakistan T20 series | Cricket News – Times of India

CAPE TOWN: South Africa have selected a much-changed squad for their three-match Twenty20 series in Pakistan to allow members of the Test side to prepare for a home series against Australia that is scheduled to start in April. The T20 matches will be played from Feb. 11-14 in Lahore and will feature very few of South Africa’s leading players in the format, with the likes of Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje all returning home after the two-match Test series. The squad will instead be captained for the first time by Heinrich Klaasen, with uncapped seamer Okuhle Cele, wicketkeeper Ryan Rickleton and batsman Jacques Snyman all included. "The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled sporting bodies to find innovative ways of ensuring tours and sport...
Courage, resolve shown by you guys is unreal, enjoy this moment: Ravi Shastri to boys | Cricket News – Times of India
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Courage, resolve shown by you guys is unreal, enjoy this moment: Ravi Shastri to boys | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE (Australia): As India wrapped up a famous 2-1 series win over Australia on Tuesday, head coach Ravi Shastri gave a special speech to laud the efforts of every player and he went on to say that every member of the squad has been outstanding on this tour. On Tuesday, Australia's fortress -- The Gabba -- was finally breached. It took 32 years and two months, but the unthinkable was achieved as an injury-ravaged young Indian team beat Australia by three wickets against all odds to take the series 2-1. "Guys, the courage, resolve and spirit you have shown, it is unreal. Not for once, you were down. Injuries, 36 all out, you had the belief. It does not come overnight, it takes a period of time, now you have the self-belief. Just not India, the whole world will stand up and salute you...
Elgaar Parishad case: Fit for discharge from hospital but Taloja jail not equipped to monitor his health, says Rao’s counsel to HC
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Elgaar Parishad case: Fit for discharge from hospital but Taloja jail not equipped to monitor his health, says Rao’s counsel to HC

The wife of the octogenerian Telugu poet and Elgaar Parishad case accused P Varavara Rao on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court that while Nanavati hospital in Mumbai had said in its January 12 medical report that Rao was fit to be discharged, the hospital in Taloja jail did not have the facilities and wherewithal to closely monitor his health. Senior counsel Anand Grover, appearing for Rao’s wife Pendyala Hemalatha, sought that Rao should go back to his home in Hyderabad, where his health could be tracked as per the recommendation of the doctors, by two of his family members, who are medical practitioners. A division bench of Justice S S Shinde and Justice Manish Pitale was hearing a plea filed by Hemalatha seeking Rao’s release on bail from the Taloja Central Jail in Navi...