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CBI chargesheets 8 accused in BJP leader Yogish Gowda’s murder case
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CBI chargesheets 8 accused in BJP leader Yogish Gowda’s murder case

The agency had registered the case and taken over the investigation on September 24, 2019 on the request of the Karnataka government and Centre. BJP leader Yogish Gowda was murdered on June 15, 2016 in front of a gym in Dharwad, Karnataka.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a chargesheet against eight accused in connection with the murder of BJP leader Yogish Gowda before the JMFC Court, Dharwad.BJP leader Yogish Gowda, a member of the Dharwad Zilla Panchayath in Karnataka was murdered on June 15, 2016 in front of a gym in Sapthapura, Dharwad.The agency had registered the case and taken over the investigation on September 24, 2019 on the request of the Karnataka government and Centre. Earlier, the case being investigated by the Sub-Urban Police, Dharwad. The loca...
Managing the border with China| HT Editorial
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Managing the border with China| HT Editorial

Soldiers engaged in hostilities on three border points would be ominous in almost any context except where India and China are concerned. Along the Line of Actual Control, it could mean an escalating confrontation that could spread into diplomatic and economic spheres. Or it could mean that another border incident has got a bit out of control. The reasons for escalation could be the ever-changing border infrastructure or a rush of blood by an individual soldier. If the latter, one can expect the status quo to be restored, but after much muscle-flexing.The problem in Sino-Indian relations is that whether such incidents are motivated by the geological or the geopolitical is often unclear to either side. Much of the discussion at officer-level flag meetings or between diploma...
US deports Osmania graduate with Qaeda link | India News – Times of India
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US deports Osmania graduate with Qaeda link | India News – Times of India

Mohammed Zubair IbrahimNEW DELHI: A 40-year-old civil engineering graduate from Osmania University in Hyderabad who had moved to the US for further studies but got involved in terror financing Al Qaeda, has been deported by the United States to India after completing his prison term there. Mohammed Zubair Ibrahim (40), son of a Mohd Ahmed Shaker and resident of Toledo, Ohio, USA, and his brother Yahya Farooq Mohammad were influenced by Anwar Al Awlaki, leader of Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula, who was designated as terrorist by the US in 2009 and later killed in a drone strike in 2011 in Yemen. Yahya had handed over $22,000 to Awlaki’s associates in Yemen in 2009, contributed via cheques by his university friend Asif Ahmed Salim and his brother Sultane Salim. Yahya pleaded guilty after b...
Karnataka: Test mandatory for returnees from six states
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Karnataka: Test mandatory for returnees from six states

Written by Johnson TA | Bengaluru | Published: May 22, 2020 6:42:43 am Under the current testing policy, all persons returning from other states to Karnataka are screened for symptoms, and those found to be ill are tested for COVID-19 and sent to hospital quarantine. The Karnataka government has made COVID-19 testing mandatory for all persons returning from six high COVID-19-prevalence states between day five and day seven of their arrival. This is part of the state’s new testing policy issued on May 21. Persons arriving from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh will have to be tested even if t...
Another crackdown on class action funders
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Another crackdown on class action funders

Cashed-up backers of class action lawsuits are facing another federal government clampdown.Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is tightening the screws on litigation funders by imposing new regulations.Funders will now need to hold an Australian financial services licence, exposing them to stricter transparency and accountability measures.Mr Frydenberg is concerned the number of class actions has tripled over recent years."It is now even more important that litigation funding activities are regulated in a manner that is consistent with other financial services and products that seek to provide investment returns to consumers," he told AAP on Friday."There is no reasonable basis for litigation funders to continue to be exempt from the same regulation that applies to the entities which they seek to...
MHA says states not demarcating containment zones properly
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MHA says states not demarcating containment zones properly

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary | New Delhi | Published: May 22, 2020 6:19:03 am The MHA, in its lockdown guidelines on May 17, had given states the freedom to notify zones based on MoHFW parameters. (PTI) Indicating that states were not carrying out proper notification of Covid containment zones, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has written to state governments to strictly follow the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s directives in the matter. It has also told states that its lockdown guidelines are being violated and emphasised the need to strictly enforce night curfew. Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, in a letter to...
Mumbai cop dies of Covid-19
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Mumbai cop dies of Covid-19

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 22, 2020 6:14:44 am He was undergoing treatment at a private hospital since May 9, but died on Thursday. (Representational Photo) A 55-year-old constable of the Mumbai police succumbed to the coronavirus on Thursday, an official said. The constable was posted at the Vile Parle police station and had tested positive for the virus early this month. He was undergoing treatment at a private hospital since May 9, but died on Thursday. This is 11th death of a policeman from Mumbai due to COVID-19 and and 17th in the Maharashtra police force. Earlier in the day...
Woman files case after husband gives triple talaq over buying diapers for son
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Woman files case after husband gives triple talaq over buying diapers for son

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 22, 2020 6:05:41 am The woman, originally from Muradabad district in Uttar Pradesh, had lodged a complaint against her husband in 2018 for harassment. (Representational Photo) A case has been filed against a 30-year-old man for allegedly giving triple talaq to his wife following an argument over purchasing diapers for their two-and-half-year-old son, police said. The woman, originally from Muradabad district in Uttar Pradesh, had lodged a complaint against her husband in 2018 for harassment. In her statement to police, the 28-year-old woman said, “My hus...
Frustration brews as Mumbai migrants wait for train home
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Frustration brews as Mumbai migrants wait for train home

Written by Iram Siddique | Mumbai | Published: May 22, 2020 6:05:21 am With the crowd swelling at stations, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh Wednesday appealed to workers to not come until called by the police. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal) Since the Shramik special trains started on May 1, over 325 trains have ferried over 5 lakh migrant workers from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. But in Mumbai alone, nearly 3.5 lakh migrants of the total 6 lakh who registered themselves for a seat, are yet to board one of these trains. As their wait grows, they are gathering in large numbers ever...
Railway ticket booking counters to open from today in phased manner | India News – Times of India
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Railway ticket booking counters to open from today in phased manner | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Signalling a return to pre-lockdown normalcy, the railway ministry said ticket reservation counters will be opened in a phased manner across the country from Friday. While citing there was brisk booking of tickets for 200 new trains soon after IRCTC opened its window on Thursday, railway minister Piyush Goyal said that reverse booking has also started across several cities indicating people are ready to come back to work. Goyal said reverse booking was a positive indicator as normalising rail services will help people return to their place of work. He said passengers can book tickets at around 1.7 lakh common service centres from Friday. He added announcements would be made soon for resumption of more trains. "Besides counters at stations, people can book or cancel tickets at...
State can’t use criminal defamation cases to throttle democracy: Madras HC
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State can’t use criminal defamation cases to throttle democracy: Madras HC

Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Published: May 22, 2020 5:50:10 am On June 30, 1997, six members of the scheduled caste community were murdered on a broad day-light by the members of the upper caste community in Melavalvu village near Madurai. The Madras High Court on Thursday quashed several criminal defamation proceedings moved by the state government against media houses, saying that the state cannot use criminal defamation cases to throttle democracy. Hearing a batch of 25 petitions filed by media houses seeking to quash proceedings in criminal defamation cases filed between 2011 and 2013, Justice Abdul Q...
Coronavirus Australia live updates
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Coronavirus Australia live updates

Canberra Airport chief executive Stephen Byron is floating the idea of another travel bubble as the ACT edges closer to three weeks without a virus case.Before the coronavirus lockdown, more than 120 flights were going in and out of the airport however that number has since dropped to two or three a day."There are so many jobs at stake. There are jobs at the airport, but right through the industry, tourism industry, the accommodation industry and everything. We are a COVID-free place," Mr Byron told ABC News Breakfast."Canberra has not had any COVID for 17 days. And Queensland and South Australian premiers don't want to open up to places where there is COVID. We are saying that we are free of it right now. "It is a good first incremental step to start flights to Canberra now between ...
DoT Takes Stock Of Cyclone Amphan’s Impact On Telecom; Lists Out Sites With Connectivity Issues
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DoT Takes Stock Of Cyclone Amphan’s Impact On Telecom; Lists Out Sites With Connectivity Issues

As per recent reports, other than causing severe damage to property, super cyclone 'Amphan' has also claimed 72 lives in West Bengal. By : ABP News Bureau | 22 May 2020 12:10 AM (IST) The officials decided on steps required to repair maximum damaged cables in the next 24 hours. (Getty Image) New Delhi: Cyclone Amphan has caused widespread damage to telecom networks in West Bengal, and in Odisha. To review the situation, Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash on Thursday evening chaired a high level meeting with telecom operators and infrastructure providers where he discussed on various measures to ensure services in the cyclone Amphan-hit states of West Bengal and Odisha.The meeting was...
India Today Group to host e-Sahitya AajTak from May 22-24
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India Today Group to host e-Sahitya AajTak from May 22-24

Riding on the overwhelming response received by the recent digital versions of 'Agenda AajTak', India's no. 1 news channel is now back with its specially curated e-version of 'Sahitya AajTak' from May 22-24. The flagship literature festival of the India Today Group will showcase unique conversations with prominent celebrities, singers, lyricists, writers, columnists and other distinguished personalities with rich insights on real life anecdotes and challenges arising out of the coronavirus crisis.E-Sahitya AajTak is a successful reinvention of an otherwise on-ground event not possible currently due to the nationwide lockdown. E-Sahitya AajTak will have over 28 speakers and 25 power-packed sessions over three days.The e-literature fest promises to bring together a confluence of the great...
Fearing COVID-19 infection, villagers put masks on bulls | Ghanti Bajao
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Fearing COVID-19 infection, villagers put masks on bulls | Ghanti Bajao

Updated : 21 May 2020 11:58 PM (IST) A unique visual has surfaced from MP's Sehore. To prevent Covid-19 infection from spreading to cattle, villagers have put masks on cattle, oxen and buffalo. When residents of Sehore's Chanderi village tie bulls in bullock carts and take them to get water, they cover the animals' faces. The villagers do this so that cattle do not end up spreading coronavirus in the village. Source link
WhatsApp in Nagaur to YouTube in Delhi, govts nudge schools to log in
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WhatsApp in Nagaur to YouTube in Delhi, govts nudge schools to log in

Written by Uma Vishnu | New Delhi | Published: May 22, 2020 5:27:22 am (Express Photo by Prashant Nadka / Representational) Around 9 am, two WhatsApp groups in Hudeel, a gram panchayat in Nagaur district of Rajasthan, come alive. One is of parents, the other of teachers and education officials. Messages range from an NCERT video on “body movements” for Class 6 to a YouTube link on remainder theorem for Class 9. Last year, Rajasthan topped national rankings for Class 8 math and language outcomes in NITI Aayog’s School Education Quality Index, with Nagaur district scoring the highest. Today, as a Covid red zone with 22...
EXCLUSIVE| ‘We Are Living Separately Since 4-5 Years’: Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Wife Aaliya Makes Shocking Allegations, Accuses Actor’s Brothers Of Spying On Her
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EXCLUSIVE| ‘We Are Living Separately Since 4-5 Years’: Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Wife Aaliya Makes Shocking Allegations, Accuses Actor’s Brothers Of Spying On Her

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's estranged wife Aaliya Siddiqui also accused the 'Manto' actor of neglecting their two kids in her no-holds barred interview with ABP News. By : Ravi Jain | 21 May 2020 11:51 PM (IST) Mumbai: Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aaliya Siddiqui shocked the industry and the fans when she sent a legal notice to her husband, demanding a divorce and maintenance from the actor. Aaliya, while exclusively talking to ABP News, made some serious allegations against Nawazuddin and his two brothers. She also refuted the rumours of her dating Piyush Pandey, who was Nawaz’s talent manager for three years.“This is nothing but an attempt to malign my image,” Aaliya said. ...
Ghanti Bajao viewers share their views on online classes
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Ghanti Bajao viewers share their views on online classes

Updated : 21 May 2020 11:49 PM (IST) According to the government-issued 'Guidelines for Educational Institutions Regarding Online Learning', students are not allowed to visit any higher educational institutions. However, teachers and managers can take online classes. Faculty members, researchers, non-teaching staff and managerial staff will be allowed to visit the institution's premises. But no more than 33 percent of the employees are allowed to be present there every day.Watch this report to know what 'Ghanti Bajao' viewers have to say about online classes. Source link
Raja Ram Mohan Roy Birth Anniversary: Reforms That Made Him ‘Father of Indian Renaissance’
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Raja Ram Mohan Roy Birth Anniversary: Reforms That Made Him ‘Father of Indian Renaissance’

To commemorate the 248th birth anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, we recall the many reforms by him which contributed in making India a modernized society in many ways. By : ABP News Bureau | 21 May 2020 11:45 PM (IST) Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772 -1833) founder of the Brahmo Sabha movement in 1828. (File Photo/ Getty) New Delhi: May 22 marks the 248th birth anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy who is widely recognised as the "Father of Modern Indian". Born on May 22, 1772, in Radhanagar village in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district, Roy was initially called as Ramkanto Roy who grew up to be a great scholar and a renowned social reformer. Roy had a keen interest in academics and knew sev...
COVID-19 updates: Bihar reports 211 new cases in 24 hours
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COVID-19 updates: Bihar reports 211 new cases in 24 hours

Updated : 21 May 2020 11:41 PM (IST) Bihar has reported 211 new cases of the deadly coronavirus in 24 hours. Whereas Telangana had reported 38 new cases, with this the tally mounts to 1,699 in the state.In Jammu and Kashmir, 59 new cases were reported. The state now has a total toll of 1,449 COVID-19 cases. Novel coronavirus cases in Maharashtra surged past the 41000 mark. Source link