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Day: January 27, 2021

Exclusive! ‘Maidaan’ Vs ‘RRR’ War: Can Ajay Devgn get the white flag waved? Industry speaks out – Times of India
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Exclusive! ‘Maidaan’ Vs ‘RRR’ War: Can Ajay Devgn get the white flag waved? Industry speaks out – Times of India

The 'RRR' vs 'Maidaan' clash continues to be the talking point for the third consecutive day. Bollywood, in particular, is still shocked that both films starring Devgn have been slotted for the Dussehra weekend in October 2021. Ditto for the distributors and exhibitors across PAN India. ETimes got in touch with RRR producer D V V Danayya to know what makes him release RRR opposite Maidaan. Danayya simply said, "Look, 'RRR' has been sold out to the distributors. There is COVID all over us and therefore, there has been a delay in its release. I was under pressure from the distributors." Thereafter, we kept quizzing him that why he couldn't ward off his distributors' demand and Danayya only kept repeating that he couldn't hear us clearly and eventually hung up. Post that, several calls an...
Farmers’ stir: Cracks within, unions call off Parliament march, allege plot to break them
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Farmers’ stir: Cracks within, unions call off Parliament march, allege plot to break them

Its negotiators with the government named in Republic Day violence FIRs and under pressure following cracks within over the direction of the protest, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, the umbrella organisation of farmer unions seeking the repeal of new agriculture laws, Wednesday called off its march to Parliament House on February 1. As two organisations, BKU (Bhanu) and Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan, withdrew from the protest at the borders of Delhi, Krantikari Kisan Union leader Darshan Pal, speaking for the Morcha at a press conference, said: “We have cancelled our plan for a march to Parliament on Budget day on February 1. But our agitation will continue and there will be public meetings and hunger strikes across the country on January 30.” ALSO READ | Day after: Police f...
Farmers told to pay bonds, Allahabad HC seeks UP govt reply
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Farmers told to pay bonds, Allahabad HC seeks UP govt reply

The Allahabad High Court has sought a response from government authorities in Sitapur on a PIL alleging “financial hardship” to farmers after the district administration demanded “exorbitant personal bonds” ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 10 lakh from them, plus sureties, “on the apprehension that they may violate law and order” given the farmers’ protests on in the district. In the PIL, activist Arundhati Dhuru said the Sitapur district administration issued the notices to farmers who own tractors on January 19, and police surrounded their houses to prevent them from joining the protests. In its order on January 25, the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court asked the state authorities to state “as to under what circumstances such an exorbitant amount of personal bond and ...
Uttarpara MLA quits TMC posts after notice issued to him
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Uttarpara MLA quits TMC posts after notice issued to him

A day after he was issued a show-cause notice by for making anti-party remarks, Trinamool Congress MLA from Uttarpara, Prabir Ghosal, on Wednesday announced he was stepping down as district core committee member and spokesperson of the party’s Hooghly unit. Ghoshal, who was considered to be a close aide of party chief Mamata Banerjee, however, said that he would continue to remain an MLA. “I have been forced to take this decision as I am allowed to work in my constituency. I will still continue to be an MLA, keeping in mind the needs of people,” Ghoshal said. He was issued a show-cause notice on Tuesday for allegedly sharing internal affairs of the party with the press, a party insider said. Ghoshal, however, said that he did not receive any show-cause notice from party. “D...
Day after: Police file 25 FIRs, book over 30 farm leaders part of talks
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Day after: Police file 25 FIRs, book over 30 farm leaders part of talks

A day after the Republic Day violence, when hundreds of protesters forced their way into the Capital and stormed the Red Fort, the Delhi Police has registered 25 FIRs, including against over 30 of the 40 farm union leaders who were involved in talks with the Centre over the last few months. One of the FIRs, on the Red Fort incident, names Punjabi film actor Deep Sidhu and Lakhbir Singh Sidhana alias Lakha Sidhana, gangster-turned-politician and president of the Malwa Youth Federation. Thirty-seven farm union leaders, including six spokespersons of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), have been named in an FIR registered at the Samaypur Badli police station, in Outer Delhi, based on a complaint filed by Inspector Anil Kumar. The six SKM spokespersons who have been named are: Ja...
‘You can’t hurt religious sentiments’: SC rejects Tandav plea for relief from arrest
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‘You can’t hurt religious sentiments’: SC rejects Tandav plea for relief from arrest

The Supreme Court Wednesday declined to grant interim protection from arrest to the makers of the Amazon web series Tandav, who are facing charges of hurting religious sentiments, but agreed to consider their plea for clubbing of FIRs registered in different states. “Approach High Court,” a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah said as Senior Advocate Fali S Nariman, appearing for the petitioners, urged the bench to direct that no coercive action be taken against the petitioners. The bench also issued notice on the prayer to club the FIRs pending in different states. The bench did not seem to agree with advocate Siddharth Aggarwal, counsel for Tandav actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, who contended that the statements of the character cannot be attributed...
Protesting farmers betrayed pact, no guilty person will be spared, say Delhi police: Key points | India News – Times of India
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Protesting farmers betrayed pact, no guilty person will be spared, say Delhi police: Key points | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A day after the tractor rally of the protesting farmers turned violent, the Delhi Police on Wednesday alleged that the union leaders betrayed the agreement reached between the two and that no one found guilty would be spared. On the other hand, while cancelling the march to Parliament on budget day (February 1), the farmers alleged that a conspiracy had been hatched to defame their agitation. On the political front, the BJP, Congress and AAP indulged in mud-slinging. Here are the key developments of the day: 1. The Delhi Police alleged that farmer leaders made inflammatory speeches and were involved in the violence during the tractor parade by agitating farmers that left 394 of its personnel injured and warned that no culprit will be spared. Addressing a press conference, Del...
Deep Sidhu said in run-up: Picture abhi baki hai… Jan 26 plans up to Almighty
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Deep Sidhu said in run-up: Picture abhi baki hai… Jan 26 plans up to Almighty

On January 20, exactly a week before the Republic Day violence, when Delhi Police and farm unions were in talks over security rules for the tractor parade, Punjabi film actor Deep Sidhu, who has been named in the Delhi Police FIR on the Red Fort incident, went on Facebook to livestream several tractors en route from Punjab to Delhi and said: “Picture toh abhi baki hai mere dost”. And on January 23, he shared a web channel interview, in Punjabi, in which he said: “We can’t plan what will happen on January 26. It would be out of our calculations. It would be unpredictable. It is up to the Almighty, what happens on January 26. We humans cannot say anything.” The first eight-minute-long Facebook post had over 2 lakh views and is one of a series showing how Sidhu, given the col...
TMC booth worker killed, family blames BJP
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TMC booth worker killed, family blames BJP

A TMC worker was allegedly beaten to death in Purba Bardhaman district’s Mangalkot area on the eve of Republic Day, officials said on Wednesday. Sanjit Ghosh, a TMC booth worker, lived in Nigam in Mangalkot. The TMC and Ghosh’s family have accused the BJP of murdering him. “He has been killed by the BJP. Before he took his last breath, he told me the accused were hiding on the bank of a canal,” said his wife Ashalata Ghosh. Without naming him, TMC leader Anubrata Mondal alleged that BJP MP Saumitra Khan had a hand in the murder. The Opposition party dismissed the accusation, and claimed the killing was the fallout of an internal feud. “The BJP has planned it. Two to three days ago, a BJP leader had given inciting speeches in the area two to three days ago. If BJP wants to p...
Duare Sarkar extended till February 8 78% attendees got benefits: Mamata Banerjee
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Duare Sarkar extended till February 8 78% attendees got benefits: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed almost 78 per cent of 2.5 crore people who visited the state government’s “Duare Sarkar [Government At The Doorstep]” camps have received the benefits they sought. The statement came on a day state panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee announced at a press conference that the outreach initiative, which had started last month, will be extended till February 8. Initially, it was supposed to end on January 30. “The state government is going to the grassroots level in the districts to provide services to the people through the ‘Duare Sarkar’ camps,” the chief minister told senior officials of international funding organisations, diplomats and senior journalists at a review meeting of her administration’s welfare programmes. Sub...
India to clash with India A in England before Test series | Cricket News – Times of India
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India to clash with India A in England before Test series | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: In an unusual scheduling, India will gear up for the five-Test series in England with a four-day practice game against their own 'A' side at The County Ground in Northamptonshire in July later this year. The India cricket team is scheduled to tour England in August and September to play five Test matches, beginning with the opening game at Nottingham on August 4. "Some of the world's finest international cricketers will be on show at The County Ground this summer as we welcome India and India A," Northamptonshire County Cricket Club said in a statement. "Ahead of India's five Test series against England in August, Virat Kohli's Indian side take on India A in a four-day warmup fixture that promises to be a showcase of high-quality cricket." The second warm-up match is scheduled i...
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Lomror stars as Rajasthan beat Bihar to reach semis | Cricket News – Times of India
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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Lomror stars as Rajasthan beat Bihar to reach semis | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Mahipal Lomror was the standout performer as Rajasthan defeated Bihar by 16 runs in the fourth quarterfinal of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Wednesday at the Motera Stadium. While Bihar has been knocked out, Rajasthan has progressed to the semi-finals. With this win, Rajasthan will now clash against Tamil Nadu in the first semi-final on Friday. Chasing 165, Bihar lost its opener Shasheem Rathour (0) was dismissed by Aniket Choudhary in the second over and the side was sent on the backfoot from the very start. Before the halfway mark, Babul Kumar (24) was also run out and the side needed 98 runs from 60 balls with eight wickets in hand. Mangal Mahrour steadied the ship for Bihari and he went on to register his half-century and he was still at the crease as his side needed 55 ...
IOC chief Bach calls for ‘patience’ over Tokyo Games | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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IOC chief Bach calls for ‘patience’ over Tokyo Games | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

LAUSANNE: Olympic chief Thomas Bach called on Wednesday for "patience" over the Tokyo Games, the holding of which this summer are in continued doubt due to the coronavirus pandemic. "We just have to ask for patience and understanding, is the main message," International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said after a meeting of the body's executive board. "I think it is too early to decide anything else," he added. The Tokyo Games were originally to have taken place last year but were postponed in the face of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, becoming the first Olympics in peacetime to suffer that fate. The IOC and the Japanese organisers rescheduled the Games for July 23 to August 8 this year. But several media reports have claimed that the Games cannot go ahead, some...
England players test negative for Covid-19 on arrival in Chennai | Cricket News – Times of India
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England players test negative for Covid-19 on arrival in Chennai | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: All England players have tested negative for Covid-19 following tests on their arrival in Chennai for a four-Test series against India on Wednesday. The English team flew to Chennai on a charter flight from Sri Lanka on Wednesday and were tested on arrival at the airport. "All the tests of English players have returned negative results," confirmed an official to IANS. "The tests will be conducted every third day in the lead-up to the series." 📍 Chennai, India@root66 and the team have arrived in India ahead of our four-match Test series 🇮🇳🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 https://t.co/GT06p9Ru4u— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1611732916000By Wednesday evening, both the teams had arrived and entered the bio-bubble at the Leela Palace. Only India captain Virat Kohli was yet to arrive and officials conf...
Rahane doesn’t get angry when bowlers go wrong, Virat’s energy mistaken for anger: Arun | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rahane doesn’t get angry when bowlers go wrong, Virat’s energy mistaken for anger: Arun | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Made of "steely nerves", Ajinkya Rahane has such calmness that bowlers don't feel scared when they fail to execute a plan under him while regular skipper Virat Kohli's energy is sometimes mistaken for anger, India's bowling coach Bharat Arun said on Wednesday, describing the two contrasting leaders of the side. Rahane led India to a historic 2-1 series-win in Australia after Kohli went on paternity leave. "When it comes to Ajinkya, he is a calm person. Rahane might look calm from the outside but there is a steely nerve in him," Arun told India off-spinner Ravi Ashwin on his YouTube Channel. "He backs players and looks calm and even if a bowler goes wrong, he might not be scared of the captain. He knows that he will be backed," he added. Rahane's calm demeanour helped the team...
Weight loss: This 11-year-old replaced milk with curd and buttermilk to lose weight  | The Times of India
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Weight loss: This 11-year-old replaced milk with curd and buttermilk to lose weight | The Times of India

I usually eat homemade food (dal-sabzi-rice-chicken-dosa), but once a week, I 'restart' or tweak my diet which has benefitted me greatly. So according to that, my diet chart is mentioned below. This helps me stay full and never have cravings whatsoever:After waking up: A glass of warm waterBefore heading for a walk, a glass of buttermilkAfter coming back, a glass of tender coconut water.For my breakfast, 3 egg whites/ 1 whole omelette/dosa or upmaPre-lunch: A bowl of curd/ raitaLunch: 110 grams of chicken/ tofu (if I have a cheat meal later)Else, I have chapati with sabzi or dal rice.I again have a bowl of curd around 4-5 pm, followed by two bananas a while later.An hour before dinnertime, I again have a glass of buttermilk.For dinner, it's usually tofu/eggs/chicken in small quantity. I...
Bigg Boss 14 Promo: Rubina Dilaik Keeps Falling Into The Swimming Pool, Aly Goni Jumps To Save Her
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Bigg Boss 14 Promo: Rubina Dilaik Keeps Falling Into The Swimming Pool, Aly Goni Jumps To Save Her

In a new promo video, all the Bigg Boss 14 contestants are seen 'stuck in a certain time zone', a promotional video for Thursday's episode showed.The video started with the announcement of Bigg Boss that the housemates are cemented in a time zone. The contestants were then seen repeatedly dancing to the morning song.Actor Rubina Dilaik was then seen falling into the swimming pool and Vikas Gupta shouting that, 'Rubina swimming pool mein gir gayi (Rubina fell into the swimming pool).' As soon as this happened, Aly Goni jumped and saved her. Vikas also ran to Rubina and asked if she is okay.After a few replays of the action, Rakhi Sawant asked Rubina, 'Are you okay?' and she responded with a gesture which said that she is not.We have been watching that neither Aly nor Vikas are on good te...
New signing Sainz makes his Ferrari track debut at Fiorano | Racing News – Times of India
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New signing Sainz makes his Ferrari track debut at Fiorano | Racing News – Times of India

Spaniard Carlos Sainz drove a Ferrari Formula One car for the first time on Wednesday in a private test at the Italian team's Fiorano track. The 26-year-old has moved from McLaren to Maranello as replacement for four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel alongside Charles Leclerc, who returned to the cockpit on Tuesday after recovering from COVID-19. CARLOS IN A BEANIE ⛄️ #essereFerrari 🔴 https://t.co/gLKuSsnYAt— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) 1611757382000Leclerc completed more than 100 laps in the 2018 car in his stint, practising starts and work for the new season starting in Bahrain on March 28. Ferrari are carrying out five days of testing with race drivers and Academy youngsters, including F2 champion Mick Schumacher who will be racing for the U.S.-owned Haas team this season...
Ahead of bypoll, BJP holds grand memorial service in Almora district
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Ahead of bypoll, BJP holds grand memorial service in Almora district

Ahead of the bypoll in Salt Assembly constituency of Almora district in Uttarakhand necessitated by the death of three-time BJP MLA Surender Singh Jeena, the party on Wednesday organised a grand assembly to pay tribute to the leader, with Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat listing out redressals of public grievances and announcing a memorial for Jeena. Jeena is the third BJP MLA to have died in the last years — Pithoragarh MLA Prakash Pant and Tharali MLA Magan Lal Shah had died in 2019 and 2018, respectively. Events were held in their memory too, but not on the same scale as on Wednesday, BJP sources said. Cabinet ministers Yashpal Arya and Dhan Singh Rawat, Almora MP Ajay Tamta, and a few other MLAs and BJP leaders made speeches in the presence of local residents in Sal...
Exclusive! Madhuri Dixit on #32YearsOfRamLakhan: Even now, the film gets the same amount of love which I think is very rare – Times of India
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Exclusive! Madhuri Dixit on #32YearsOfRamLakhan: Even now, the film gets the same amount of love which I think is very rare – Times of India

Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff are still remembered for their stellar performances in the glorious hit ‘Ram Lakhan’, which released in 1989. The Subhash Ghai directorial completes 32 years of release today and celebrating the milestone, leading lady Madhuri Dixit exclusively told ETimes, “Even now, the film gets the same amount of love which I think is very rare.” Sharing her most cherished memory of the cult movie, Madhuri said, “My fondest memory of ‘Ram Lakhan’ is shooting for the song ‘O Ramji’ which was sung by Latatai and the emotional scene before the song. The entire team bonded as a family and the same showed on the screen.” When asked about the best compliment she received for her performance in ‘Ram Lakhan’, Madhuri shared, “I was told, You are a very versati...