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Day: February 22, 2021

To explain laws, AIMPLB to launch webseries and journal
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To explain laws, AIMPLB to launch webseries and journal

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Monday announced that it would soon launch a legal journal in Urdu and English, and a webseries to spread awareness about Sharia and Indian laws, and explain court judgments to Muslims. The decision was taken during a board meeting led by its president Mohd Rabey Hasani Nadvi. “The working committee of AIMPLB passed a resolution to start a Sharia awareness webseries. It also decided to start a legal journal in the Urdu and English languages,” read a tweet from AIMPLB’s handle. The working committee of @AIMPLB_Official passed a resolution to start a Sharia awareness web series. It also decided to start issuing a legal journal in Urdu and English languages. pic.twitter.com/Q80Nmr9Bn2 — All India Muslim Personal Law Board (@...
For a fee, House Finance panel head Jayant Sinha offers to advise, secure funds for firm
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For a fee, House Finance panel head Jayant Sinha offers to advise, secure funds for firm

Raising questions of propriety and conflict of interest, BJP MP Jayant Sinha, who is chairperson of the influential Parliamentary Standing Committee for Finance, has offered his services for an unspecified monthly fee to an entertainment company for which he has also offered to help secure “sufficient financing at the right terms”. On February 12, records show, after a meeting with NRI investor Arminder Singh Sawhney in which they reportedly discussed the project, Sinha wrote to B4U Network CEO Ishan Saksena in connection with Tiger Media, a company linked to B4U. “I will dedicate significant time to this project,” Sinha wrote. “My goal is to assist Tiger Media in becoming a true champion in the global entertainment industry…My pricing for this project would be Rs XX lakhs ...
TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee’s sister-in-law questioned, wife tells CBI to come on Tuesday
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TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee’s sister-in-law questioned, wife tells CBI to come on Tuesday

A CBI team questioned Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee’s sister-in-law Menaka Gambhir on Monday, a day after summons were issued to her in an alleged coal pilferage case. Banerjee’s wife Rujira, against whom summons had also been issued, told the CBI that she would be available at her residence between 11 am and 3 pm Tuesday. In a letter to the agency on Monday, Rujira said, “Though I am unaware of the reason for me being called for questioning or the subject matter of the investigation, you may visit my residence, as per your convenience, between 11 pm and 3pm tomorrow, i.e. 23rd February, 2021.” The nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Abhishek Banerjee has been the target of the BJP’s attacks in its Assembly election campaign. A CBI team includin...
Wang Yi: Xinjiang ‘shining example’ of China’s rights progress; Minister | World News – Times of India
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Wang Yi: Xinjiang ‘shining example’ of China’s rights progress; Minister | World News – Times of India

BEIJING: Beijing's treatment of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang and Tibet is a "shining example" of China's human rights progress, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday as other countries mulled actions over its repression of Uighurs. Rights groups believe at least one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities have been incarcerated in camps in the northwest Xinjiang region, where China is also accused of forcibly sterilising women and imposing a regime of forced labour. After initially denying the camps existed, Beijing later defended them as vocational training centres aimed at reducing the appeal of Islamic extremism. "Places inhabited by ethnic minorities, such as Xinjiang and Tibet, have stood out as shining examples of China's human rights progress," Wang said at a forum ...
Projects for Assam, Bengal, PM Modi promises real ‘poriborton’
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Projects for Assam, Bengal, PM Modi promises real ‘poriborton’

Inaugurating a string of projects in the poll-bound states of West Bengal and Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday stepped up his attack against the Mamata Banerjee-led government in Bengal and said the BJP would bring “real poribortan (change)” to the state. Addressing a public meeting at Dunlop Ground in Hooghly district, Modi said, “This time Bengal has made up its mind for poriborton (change) and the BJP will bring ashol poriborton (real change) in Bengal. It is impossible to develop the state as long as there is tolabaaz (extortion), syndicate and cut (money) culture. It cannot take place as long as the administration shields the goons. We have to ensure law and order. Aar noy anyay, amraa ashol poriborton chai (no more injustice, we want real change).” This i...
Kolkta: TMC rolls out slogan across state
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Kolkta: TMC rolls out slogan across state

THE TMC on Tuesday rolled out its election slogan across the state. On February 20, the party had launched the Bengali slogan “Bangla Nijer Meyeke Chay”’ (Bengal wants her own daughter) at Trinamool Bhawan in Kolkata. On February 21, the party organised celebrations in every district, with its supporters highlighting that the “echo in Bengal is that the state wants her own daughter (as CM) for the third consecutive time. The day witnessed 25 district-level unveilings of the slogan, with participation from local people as well. On Tuesday, the message has further been extended to around 500 blocks and towns across all the 294 Assembly constituencies by conducting unveiling events followed by cultural programmes and rallies. In Purba Bardhaman’s Bhatar Assembly, a motorcyc...
Must guard rights, says Bombay High Court, gives Varavara Rao bail
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Must guard rights, says Bombay High Court, gives Varavara Rao bail

THE Bombay High Court Monday granted bail for six months to Varavara Rao, 82, held in the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case, saying not doing so would amount to the court “abdicating” its “constitutional duty” as the “protector of human rights” and a violation of the fundamental right to health derived from the right to life in Article 21 of the Constitution. Turning down an appeal by the NIA for a three-week stay on the operation of the order, the high court granted bail to the poet-activist on health grounds, on a personal bond of Rs 50,000. Rao, who has been under custody awaiting trial since August 2018, was told to surrender after completion of the bail period of six months, or apply for an extension depending upon his health condition, supported by medical reports. A...
Kolkata: Amid ‘khela hobe’ chants at PM rally, chorus for change grows
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Kolkata: Amid ‘khela hobe’ chants at PM rally, chorus for change grows

“We want to see a change in the state leadership that will bring in employment opportunities in Bengal, especially for youths like us,” says Shankar Haldar, 25, as he waits for Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hooghly’s Dunlop Ground on Monday. An MA history student of Kalyani University and a resident of Jirat, Haldar has been supporting the BJP owing to its policies for four years. “Jaa bolechhe, tai korechhe (It has fulfilled its promises),” stresses Haldar wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the word ‘Modipara’ and the map of Bengal. When asked about ‘Modipara’, he says: “We want to see the entire Bengal as Modi’s para (neighbourhood).” Like Haldar, several other BJP supporters are donning other party merchandise — ‘Modi for PM’ caps, bandana and uttoriyo (stole) — and wax...
Kolkata: Sops for cold storage owners, potato farmers
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Kolkata: Sops for cold storage owners, potato farmers

WITH MONTHS to go for the Assembly polls, the state government on Tuesday announced a breather for potato farmers and cold storage owners of the state. Anticipating a bumper harvest of potatoes this season and to ensure that the farmers get enough price for the potato, the West Bengal Cabinet on Monday decided to allow cold storage owners to purchase potatoes from the farmers at reasonable prices, a senior official of the state government said. Chief Secretary Alapan Bandypadhyay told reporters at Nabanna that in order to help potato farmers in the state, the government will allow cold storage owners to purchase at least 10 lakh MT of potatoes from the farmers at Rs 6 a kg. “It is assumed that this season we will have a bumper cultivation of potatoes. Resulting in the lak...
Mumbai Police likely to produce Ravi Pujari before MCOCA court today
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Mumbai Police likely to produce Ravi Pujari before MCOCA court today

THE MUMBAI Police’s Crime Branch is likely to produce gangster Ravi Pujari before a special MCOCA court on Tuesday after getting his custody from Karnataka. Last week, a Karnataka court had permitted Mumbai Police to take his custody after Senegal authorities permitted Pujari to be tried in cases registered against him in Mumbai. An officer said a Mumbai Police team was in Karnataka to take his custody from prison, following which he will be brought to Mumbai by Tuesday morning and produced before the MCOCA court. The police will be seeking his custody in the Gajalee restaurant firing case of 2016, where one of his henchmen had fired a few rounds to scare the owner into paying extortion money to the gangster. Pujari has total 49 cases registered against him in Mumbai. He ...
Defamation case against Amit Shah transferred to Kolkata court
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Defamation case against Amit Shah transferred to Kolkata court

A DESIGNATED court for MPs and MLAs on Monday transferred a defamation case against Union Home Minister Amit Shah to the Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Kolkata. The court in Bidhannagar transferred the defamation case, filed against Shah by TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee. Advocate Brajesh Jha, in his submission, drew court’s attention that the address used in the summon was of Murlidhar Len, which is not the residential address of Amit Shah but of the BJP office. Banerjee’s lawyer Sanjay Basu then provided two addresses – one in Delhi and another in Ahmedabad. Court then transferred the case on the ground that it was outside the court’s jurisdiction. Now Abhishek Banerjee will have to file a fresh requisition. The court will then enquire and decide whether to summon Shah or no...
MCC open to changing rules of short-pitch bowling, suggests tweaks in Umpire’s Call | Cricket News – Times of India
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MCC open to changing rules of short-pitch bowling, suggests tweaks in Umpire’s Call | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), custodian of laws of the game, is open to changing the rules of short-pitch bowling after a "global consultation" on the subject. The MCC World Cricket Committee met recently via a video conference to discuss issues facing the game. "The committee heard that MCC is to embark on a global consultation on whether the Law relating to short-pitched deliveries is fit for the modern game," the Committee said in a statement issued on Monday. The MCC World Cricket committee met recently via Conference Call.Key discussion points of the meeting were:- Sh… https://t.co/URdWIxj1h4— Marylebone Cricket Club (@MCCOfficial) 1614006606000"It is MCC's duty to ensure that the Laws are applied in a safe manner, a viewpoint consistent across all sports. "With resear...
Bail plea of rape accused denied: ‘Pandemic delayed trial, but prosecution ready to proceed now’
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Bail plea of rape accused denied: ‘Pandemic delayed trial, but prosecution ready to proceed now’

REJECTING THE bail application of a man accused of raping a minor, a special court in Mumbai, in a recent order, said that he cannot claim bail on the ground that the trial expedited by the Bombay High Court was not concluded within the stipulated time. The special judge said that currently there was only one court in Dindoshi City Civil and Sessions Court — which handles cases of western suburbs of the city — designated under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The court also said that the pandemic had caused the delay. “Admitted fact is that because of the pandemic situation in the world and the lockdown, the trial was stuck but the prosecution is ready to proceed with the matter,” the court said. The 45-year-old accused in the case, lodged in Tha...
DRDO successfully launches VL-SRSAM twice | India News – Times of India
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DRDO successfully launches VL-SRSAM twice | India News – Times of India

BALASORE: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday conducted two successful launches of vertical launch short range surface- to-air missile (VL-SRSAM) off the Odisha coast here. The launches were carried out from a static vertical launcher from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur. Indigenously designed and developed by DRDO for the Indian Navy, VL-SRSAM is meant for neutralising various aerial threats at close ranges, including sea-skimming targets, a DRDO statement said. The current launches were carried out for demonstration of vertical launch capability as part of its maiden launch campaign. On both the occasions, the missiles intercepted the simulated targets with pinpoint accuracy. The missiles were tested for minimum and maximum range. VL-SRSAM with weap...
Prince William: Prince Philip doing ‘OK’, says Prince William | World News – Times of India
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Prince William: Prince Philip doing ‘OK’, says Prince William | World News – Times of India

LONDON: Prince William said Monday that his 99-year-old grandfather Prince Philip is doing "OK" after spending nearly a week in hospital. Questioned by journalists while visiting a vaccination centre in eastern England, second-in-line to the throne William, 38, said: "Yes, he's OK, they're keeping an eye on him." He then gave a wink. Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband for 73 years, was admitted to the private King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday evening as a "precautionary measure" after he felt unwell, Buckingham Palace said. Palace sources said that his admission was not coronavirus-related and that he was in good spirits. William's father Prince Charles visited his father in hospital on Saturday but did not comment on his state of health. Source link
Tokyo Coronavirus Cases: Tokyo’s new daily Covid-19 cases drop below 200 for 1st time in 3 months | World News – Times of India
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Tokyo Coronavirus Cases: Tokyo’s new daily Covid-19 cases drop below 200 for 1st time in 3 months | World News – Times of India

TOKYO: Tokyo on Monday reported 178 new daily Covid-19 infections, marking the first time the daily tally has dropped below the 200-mark since Nov. 24. According to the Tokyo metropolitan government's preliminary figures, daily infections have also remained below 500 for 16 straight days. The cumulative total of positive Covid-19 cases in Japan currently stands at 109,912, with 76 people designated as being in a "serious condition," compared to 82 a day earlier. Those in a serious condition typically require hospitalisation and the assistance of ventilators or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machines. Among the latest Covid-19-positive cases, the majority were aged in their 20s, followed by those aged in their 30s. The third-highest age category were those in their 40s follow...
samsung update:  Samsung extends security update duration for Galaxy Note, Galaxy S, Galaxy M, Galaxy Tab and other devices – Times of India
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samsung update: Samsung extends security update duration for Galaxy Note, Galaxy S, Galaxy M, Galaxy Tab and other devices – Times of India

Samsung Electronics has announced that Galaxy devices will now receive regular security updates for a minimum of four years after the initial phone release. The eligible Galaxy devices include: Galaxy Foldable devices: Fold, Fold 5G, Z Fold2, Z Fold2 5G, Z Flip, Z Flip 5G Galaxy S series: S10, S10+, S10e, S10 5G, S10 Lite, S20, S20 5G, S20+, S20+ 5G, S20 Ultra, S20 Ultra 5G, S20 FE, S20 FE 5G, S21 5G, S21+ 5G, S21 Ultra 5G Galaxy Note series: Note10, Note10 5G, Note10+, Note10+ 5G, Note10 Lite, Note20, Note20 5G, Note20 Ultra, Note20 Ultra 5G Galaxy A series: A10, A10e, A10s, A20, A20s, A30, A30s, A40, A50, A50s, A60, A70, A70s, A80, A90 5G, A11, A21, A21s, A31, A41, A51, A51 5G, A71, A71 5G, A02s, A12, A32 5G, A42 5G Galaxy M series: M10s, M20, M30, M30s, M40, M11, M12, M21, M31, M31s,...
ETimes Paparazzi Diaries: Shah Rukh Khan returns from Alibaug, Aamir Khan gets papped with daughter Ira Khan – Times of India
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ETimes Paparazzi Diaries: Shah Rukh Khan returns from Alibaug, Aamir Khan gets papped with daughter Ira Khan – Times of India

Bollywood kickstarted the new week on a happy note. From Shah Rukh Khan deboarding a jetty to Aamir Khan house hunting with daughter Ira Khan, we bring you all the updates from the maximum city, captured exclusively by ETimes photographers. Check out today’s exciting ETimes Paparazzi Diaries! Shah Rukh Khan King Khan was snapped today at the Gateway of India as he returned to Mumbai. Dressed in all-black, he looked every bit stylish. Photo: Yogen Shah Airport Diaries Sidharth Malhotra, Anil Kapoor and Govinda were snapped at the Mumbai airport. Photo: Yogen Shah Fitness goals To maintain their well-toned physique, B-town celebs never miss a day at the gym. Malaika Arora and Ananya Panday got clicked in the city today post their workout session. Photo: Yogen Shah Salman Khan and Arbaaz...
India vs England: We control the final Test if we win this one, says Archer | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England: We control the final Test if we win this one, says Archer | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: England pacer Jofra Archer on Monday said his team would control the fourth and final Test against India if it manages to win the upcoming pink ball match, beginning on Wednesday. The series, tied at 1-1, has added significance with both teams in the hunt for a spot in the World Test Championship final. Archer, who did not play the second Test due to an elbow injury, is set to feature in the pink ball game. Asked if England could win the series from here, Archer said: "Oh yes. I think that's why this next Test is important. If we do go ahead we can always draw (fourth Test). "We always play to win but this next one puts us in the driver's seat, I think we control the last game if we win this one," he said during a virtual media interaction. Archer is looking forward to bowlin...