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‘You’ll Ask For Free Condoms Later’: NCW Seeks Response From Bihar WCD Head For Remarks

New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW), on Thursday, said it has taken cognizance of the "shameful remarks" made by an IAS officer during a workshop held for teenagers in Patna, Bihar. IAS officer, Harjot Kaur Bhamra who heads the state's Women and Child Development Corporation, snapped at a school girl who asked for affordable sanitary napkins saying whether she wants condoms too.  Bhamra has been asked to give a written explanation of her exchange with the school girls by the Commission within seven days.  A video from the event which has since become viral, shows Bhamra ranting about how people always demand "freebies from the government" after a student asked, “Can the government give sanitary pads at Rs 20-30?” बच्ची के सवाल पर IAS का जवाब- आज पैड...
Sports

ICC Twenty20 World Cup | Jasprit Bumrah ruled out with stress fracture

Bumrah is the second senior star player to be ruled out after Ravindra Jadeja, who is recovering from a knee surgery. Bumrah is the second senior star player to be ruled out after Ravindra Jadeja, who is recovering from a knee surgery. India has been dealt with a major injury blow ahead of the T20 World Cup, with pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah being virtually ruled out of the marquee event in Australia, starting next month.The Hindu understands that Bumrah is highly unlikely to board the plane to Australia next week. The development comes a day after Bumrah couldn't take the field for the first T20I against South Africa. On Wednesday, a team spokesperson has revealed Bumrah was unavailable for the game due to "back pain" felt during "Tuesday's practice session".Given his recurring back...
Gaming

Deadline for shops in Mumbai to set up Marathi signboards ends tomorrow, BMC says next step after Supreme Court order

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) deadline for commercial establishments and shops in Mumbai for setting up Marathi signboards outside their establishments ends Friday, September 30. Civic officials said that they are waiting for a Supreme Court hearing that is also listed for Friday before going ahead with any further decision related to this order. The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly in March cleared a bill making Marathi signboards in the Devanagari script compulsory for shops and establishments. Following this, the BMC in April issued a set of guidelines stating that all commercial establishments will have to change the existing signboards to those written in Marathi by May 15. The BMC’s directive met with opposition from retailers association, following which the civi...
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Bharathiar University misuses RUSA funds for Glue Grant report, claim teacher associations

Even before Glue Grant scheme was materialised, the varsity had taken about ₹1.8 lakh as travel charges for experts, from RUSA funds, alleged BHUTA Even before Glue Grant scheme was materialised, the varsity had taken about ₹1.8 lakh as travel charges for experts, from RUSA funds, alleged BHUTA Bharathiar University has spent over ₹1.5 lakh on travel expenses under the Glue Grant scheme which was taken from the centrally-funded Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), claimed teacher associations.The State President of Association of University Teachers (AUT) P. Thirunavukarasu claimed that Bharathiar University misused government funds under RUSA and urged the Higher Education department to look into the issue.Glue Grant is a Union government-proposed scheme under which research a...
Business

Software As A Service: What Is SaaS? Here’s A Look At How It Helps The World Around Us

Software as a service (SaaS), also known as 'On-Demand Software' is a software distribution model that allows users to connect to and use cloud-based apps over the Internet and is provided on a subscription basis. The software is available on external servers rather than on servers located in-house. Some examples of SaaS include email, Google Apps, calendaring and office tools such as Microsoft Office 365. One can access SaaS through a web browser. The user need not install the software on the computer but can access the program through the Internet. What is XaaS? What Are Its Examples? Some of the basic services provided by SaaS providers include business services, social networks, mail services, and document management.  According to Microsoft, SaaS provides a complet...
Politics

Ashok Gehlot apologises to Sonia Gandhi for Rajasthan crisis, says won’t contest Congress presidential poll

The meeting comes amid speculation over whether Gehlot would file his nomination for the Congress president’s election after the crisis in Rajasthan. Gehlot arrived at Gandhi’s residence prior to the scheduled meeting time. Speaking to reporters, Gehlot said he has always been a disciplined soldier of the Congress and that he will not contest the presidential poll in view of the recent developments in Rajasthan. “It was my moral responsibility that the resolution should have been passed (in the CLP). So I have decided that I won’t contest (party president) election in these circumstances. It is my decision,” he said following the meeting. When asked about whether he would continue as the Rajasthan CM, Gehlot said that Sonia Gandhi will decide on the matter. “I felt sorry, have apologi...
Delhi: Charred body found inside burnt car, probe underway
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Delhi: Charred body found inside burnt car, probe underway

New Delhi [India], September 29 (ANI): A charred body was found in a burnt car on the road from Majra Dabas to Jatkhod in the national capital on Thursday, said the Delhi Police. However, the identity of the person has yet not been ascertained. Forensic Science Laboratory officials and the district crime team inspected the spot, informed the police. Upon inspection, it was found out that the body of the deceased was completely burnt. “A PCR call was received at around 6.40 am in PS Kanjhawala regarding the burning of a car with a charred body in it. On reaching the spot, one car Grand I10 was found on the road from Majra Dabas to Jatkhod. The body was completely burnt,” said the police. Further investigation into the matter is underway. (ANI) This report is auto-generated fr...
Sports

Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of T20 World Cup: BCCI sources | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah was on Thursday ruled out of the T20 World Cup with a stress fracture, dealing a massive blow to the team's chances in the ICC event. A BCCI official told PTI that Bumrah has a stress fracture and could be out of action for months. "Bumrah is not going to play the World T20 for sure. He has a serious back condition. It's a stress fracture and he could be out for a period of six months," a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity. Bumrah, who played two T20s against Australia, didn't play the series opener against South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram. Bumrah is the second senior star player to be ruled out after Ravindra Jadeja, who is recovering from a knee surgery. !(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { windo...
Politics

‘Where’s Jackie?’: Joe Biden asks if deceased lawmaker is at White House event

Written by Michael D. Shear US President Joe Biden looked in the audience on Wednesday for Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., during a White House conference on ending hunger, apparently forgetting that Walorski had died last month. “Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie?” Biden said as he thanked lawmakers who had sponsored legislation on the hunger issue. The president appeared to be confused at her absence and said something under his breath about whether she had planned to be at the event. In fact, Walorski was killed Aug. 3 in a car accident in her district, along with two of her congressional aides, when a vehicle she was in collided head-on with another. The driver of the oncoming car was also killed. Biden did not correct himself during the remarks, but the incident quickly went viral...
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Rahul Gandhi’s posters, flexes torn in Karnataka before Bharat Jodo Yatra enters state | India News – Times of India

CHAMARAJANAGAR: Ahead of Bharat Jodo Yatra entering Karnataka, welcome flexes bearing pictures of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi were seen vandalized in the Gundlupet town in the Chamarajanagar district of the state on Thursday. The flexes were installed by Congress to welcome Rahul Gandhi, who is scheduled to arrive at Gundlupet on September 30. Other flexes, that were put on the Highway passing through Gundlupet having pictures of different Congress Party leaders were also torn, according to reports. More than 40 flexes were reported to be torn. The Congress leaders have accused Bhartiya Janta Party's workers of this 'mischief'. Previously, senior BJP leaders seem to be targetting Congress Party's Bharat Jodo Yatra elsewhere. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra earlier said that th...
Politics

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

Koffee with Karan is “like a butt crack. You know you shouldn’t see it but you keep looking at it,” said comedian Danish Sait during the finale of the quintessential guilty pleasure of millennials and boomers. With influencers such as Tanmay Bhat, Kusha Kapila, and Niharika NM along with Sait seated on the most famous (or infamous) couch of pop culture, host Karan Johar managed to deliver everything in the last episode — that was largely missing from the whole season — entertainment, entertainment, entertainment. The season finale, with non-Bollywood stars, also sends a clear signal that entertainment and power have now shifted from the film industry to influencers. You can’t dismiss them as ‘TikTokers’ and ‘reel comics’ anymore. They have as much a say in India’s content industry as A...
Travel

Activision may remove two maps from the original Call of Duty Warzone – Times of India

Activision’s Call of Duty Warzone is a free-to-play game that has been popular since its release in 2020. Since its initial days, the game has evolved beyond the classic battle royale game by offering new modes and maps like the Rebirth Island. Now, a new rumour suggests that Activision wants players to move over to the game’s sequel (Call of Duty: Warzone 2) which will be a free-to-play title and will also be available on the same platform. A Call of Duty insider with a Twitter account named TheGhostofHope has claimed (spotted by Comicbook.com) that two maps will be removed from the original Call of Duty Warzone. The original game is rumoured to ditch the Rebirth Island and the Fortune's Keep map after the launch of its sequel -- Call of Duty Warzone 2. 🚨 BIG NEWS FOR RESURGENCE MAINS ...
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Minimum Of Six Airbags Mandatory In Passenger Cars, Announces Gadkari. Know Effective Date

New Delhi: Union Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday announced the implementation of the proposal mandating a minimum of six airbags in passenger cars (M-1 Category) from October 1, 2023. Considering the global supply chain constraints being faced by the auto industry and its impact on the macroeconomic scenario, it has been decided to implement the proposal mandating a minimum of 6 Airbags in Passenger Cars (M-1 Category) w.e.f 01st October 2023. — Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) September 29, 2022 In June, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said that the government will make it mandatory for carmakers to provide a minimum of six airbags in motor vehicles that can carry up to eight passengers for enhanced safety of occupants. Gadkari had...
Russia says Nord Stream pipelines leak occurred in zone controlled by US intelligence
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Russia says Nord Stream pipelines leak occurred in zone controlled by US intelligence

Russia’s foreign ministry on Thursday said ruptures to the Nord Stream pipelines that have caused gas leaks off the coasts of Denmark and Sweden occurred in territory that is “fully under the control” of U.S. intelligence agencies. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a pro-Kremlin broadcast that Washington had “full control” over the waters around Denmark and Sweden where four leaks have been detected on the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines, which cross the floor of the Baltic Sea between Russia and Germany. “It happened in the trade and economic zones of Denmark and Sweden. There are NATO-centric countries,” Zakharova said an interview with the Soloviev Live online broadcast on Thursday. “They are countries that are completed controlled by the U.S. intelligence...
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Touching ‘SKY-line’: Suryakumar Yadav is now India’s highest run-scorer in T20Is in single calendar year | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Suryakumar Yadav's status as India's best T20I batter in recent times has been reaffirmed as he became the highest scorer in a single calender year with 732 runs, surpassing Shikhar Dhawan's 689 back in 2018. Suryakumar, who scored one of his finest T20I half-centuries against South Africa on a seaming track in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday, is only 24 runs short of completing 1000 runs in the format. His strike-rate in 2022 is a whopping 180.29, while his career strike-rate is a staggering 173.35 across 32 games. He has already hit 57 sixes and 88 boundaries in his career so far. 1/17In Pics: Pitch surprise as India down South Africa in 1st T20IShow Captions<p>Arshdeep Singh rattled the opposition batting on a seaming pitch to set up India's eight-wicket win over Sou...
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“Maybe you can be bad-tempered and throw your racket around. A lot of players do. I didn’t, because I only had two to play with:” Rod Laver

The man whose tribute tournament Roger Federer chose to pivot his retirement over, was Rod Laver, tennis’ only two-time season Grand Slam champ – winning all four Majors in 1962 and 1969. The world will keep the GOAT pot stirring; for Federer, Laver, now 84, was “the greatest of all time.” Federer had said, “Thank you for always being there,” of someone he confessed to worship. He had cried on Laver’s shoulder when he won the 2006 Australian Open, and after a decade and more of friendship, named the team event he envisaged in Laver’s honour. In an interview with telegraph.co.uk, Rod Laver who was present to witness Federer draw the curtains on his career at O2 Arena, and cry us the Thames, spoke of how the two legends had instantly hit it off. “I’m proud that he feels that way about pas...
Gaming

Delhi women’s panel recommends mandatory HIV test of sexual assault survivors on first visit

The Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) has recommended hospitals to conduct mandatory HIV tests of sexual assault survivors on their first visit. The recommendations come in the backdrop of the panel learning that several hospitals were not conducting HIV tests of all sexual assault survivors. The DCW had issued a notice to the Delhi government’s health department seeking information regarding the number of cases in which HIV tests were conducted for survivors and the accused and the steps and standard operating procedures (SOPs) being followed to prevent transmission of HIV in survivors. According to the data received, it was observed that several hospitals were not recommending HIV tests to all sexual assault survivors, the panel said. The panel cited the example of Deep Chand Bandhu Ho...
Entertainment

Karan Johar reveals he didn’t like the previous version of ‘Kesariya’ song shot by Ayan Mukerji for ‘Brahmastra’; here’s how he reacted! – Times of India

Karan Johar, who is basking on the success of his latest film, ‘Brahmastra’, recently spoke about the creative differences he had with director Ayan Mukerji during the shooting of the film. Karan said at the event, “I said that the scene was very terrible and I said I think you need to re-shoot it. And there was actually, and we can say it now, Kesariya was shot in another way. Kesariya was shot with Ranbir dancing quite feverishly. When we saw the song, I said ‘What the hell is going on? What is wrong with you Ayan?’. Why were they dancing? Kesariya was shot differently. Same tune melody but treated differently. It is then that Ayan realised it has to be treated differently.” The producer also revealed that after the public screening of ‘Brahmastra’ that happened on September 8, he...
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UCEED 2023: Registration window to open from September 30

The last date for online registration with regular fees is October 21. Candidates can register with late fees from October 22 to 29. The admit cards will be available for download from January 13 onwards. The last date for making corrections in the admit card is January 17, 2023 till 5 pm. The UCEED examination will be held on January 22, 2023 from 9 am to 12 pm. The draft answer key will be released on January 24, 2023. Candidates can challenge (if any) the draft answer key till January 26, 2023 till 5 pm. The final answer key will be released on January 30, 2023. The cut-off marks will be announced on February 9, 2023 and the result will be declared on March 9, 2023. The scorecards will be available for download from March 11 till June 13. The online applications for Bachelor in Des...