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L-G takes stock of sites prone to waterlogging

Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena Saturday inspected city’s chronic waterlogging sites — the Indraprastha stretch, railway underpass at Pul Prahladpur, and Minto Bridge — and instructed officials to make water drainage system foolproof. He reviewed the long-term solutions to prevent waterlogging and flooding at these sites  and said, “any negligence will be viewed seriously and action will be taken against erring officials”. “The L-G first visited the IP-WHO stretch on Ring Road where four pumps of 100 HP (horsepower) each have been installed to clear water from roads, and store in a newly-constructed sump adjacent to Ring Road… water from sump will be channelised into the Yamuna through two underground pipelines of 650-metre length each that can carry nearly 5 lakh litres of water,”...
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5th Test, Day 2 – ‘Captain Bumrah’ rattles England: Smashes Brian Lara’s world record with bat, wreaks havoc with ball | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Skipper Jasprit Bumrah held sway with a mesmerizing all-round performance, which included a world record feat with the bat and an incisive spell with the ball as India seized complete control from England on a rain-hit second day of the rescheduled fifth Test here on Saturday. Such was the power of Bumrah's all-round show (31 off 16 balls and 3/35) in his first appearance as India captain that it easily overshadowed Ravindra Jadeja's superbly constructed third Test hundred that took India to a commanding first innings score of 416. Great day in the office for India 🇮🇳#WTC23 | #ENGvIND | 📝 Scorecard: https://t.co/wMZK8kesdD https://t.co/DOThNvwbNy— ICC (@ICC) 1656785579000England were in all sorts of trouble with half of the team back in the pavilion as the scoreboard made a ...
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Jasprit Bumrah: Right arm fast and awesome

Jasprit Bumrah: Right Arm Fast. The categorisation is oversimplifying Bumrah. He is many in one—a versatile new-ball merchant; an old-ball virtuoso, a seam artiste; supreme length-manipulator, an all-format freak of nature, a talisman and a matchwinner, an icon and an entertainer. On Saturday, he was all, more than all, and pure theatre too. There are many reasons spectators flock to watch him in flesh or turn on the television when he is winding up that unique action of his. Apart from the sense of achievement that will grow with the years in just having been there the day that Bumrah did that, a desperation almost to be part of him in some tiny way, Bumrah brings something for everyone. For the masses, he gifts the visceral thrill of a supersonic fast bowler splaying stumps and blast...
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Badosa digs deep to beat Kvitova and book Halep date in Wimbledon fourth round | Tennis News – Times of India

LONDON: Fourth seed Paula Badosa dug deep to edge two-time former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 7-5, 7-6(4) on Saturday and book her spot in the fourth round of the Championships. The Spaniard, who made the same stage in 2021 at the grasscourt Grand Slam, will next meet the last remaining former Wimbledon champion in the women's draw, Romanian Simona Halep, for a place in the quarter-finals. "Petra is a champion and for me one of the biggest challenges is to play Petra on grass," Badosa said on court. "Today, being able to play against her it was already a pleasure and you can't imagine how I feel after this win. For me it's unbelievable. "I remember in 2014 I came here to play juniors and one of the first matches I watched was on Centre Court, Petra winning Wimbledon. So you can ima...
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Amid crisis in Sena, MNS plots road to revival

Amid the political turmoil in the state arising out of a revolt by 39 Shiv Sena MLAs and eventually resulting in the collapse of the MVA government and the emergence of a new BJP-Shinde combine at the hustings, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is trying to rebuild the party. There was a strong presence of Shiv Sena in the Konkan region, after Mumbai and Thane. However, with the major party leaders from the region — Ratnagiri MLA Uday Samant, Deepak Kesarkar, MLA from Sawantwadi in Sindhudurg, Bharath Sheth Gogawale, MLA from Mahad in Raigad and Yogesh Ramdas Kadam of Dapoli in Ratnagiri — in the rebel camp led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, the Sena’s hold on the region has weakened. To benefit from the rebellion in the Shiv Sena, the MNS has launched the ‘Mahasampark Abhiyan’, to...
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Maharashtra: Call on allocation of portfolios will be taken post special session of House, says BJP leader | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The decision on forming a new cabinet under Chief Minister Eknath Shinde will be taken after holding a special two-day session of the state Assembly beginning Sunday, Maharashtra BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said on Saturday. The session will see the election of the Assembly Speaker on July 3 and a floor test of the new government on July 4. "The decision to allocate portfolios will be taken once the two-day session is over. BJP leaders have been holding meetings with a focus on the two-day session. Once this session is over, the state leadership of both the parties (the BJP and the Eknath Shinde faction of Shiv Sena) can decide about the allocation of portfolios," he said. Shinde took oath as the chief minister on Thursday with BJP's Devendra Fadnavis as his deputy following t...
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Presidential poll: Only Murmu, Sinha left in fray after last date of withdrawal

NDA nominee Droupadi Murmu and joint opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha are the only two left in the race for the president’s office after the last day for the withdrawal of nomination ended on Saturday. Rajya Sabha Secretary General P C Mody who is also the Returning Officer for the July 18 polls said 115 nomination papers by 94 individuals were received till June 29, of which 107 were rejected for not meeting the required criteria. The nomination papers of Murmu and Sinha, four sets each, were found to fulfil all the requirements of a valid nomination and were accepted, he said.The Rajya Sabha Secretariat said in a statement that the voting will take place between 10 AM and 5 PM in Room Number 63 of the Parliament House, and in notified rooms in state assemblies. The Electoral Colleg...
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मुकाबला: ये नफरत की आग किसने लगाई, इसे बुझाने की जिम्‍मेदारी किसकी?  वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

सुप्रीम कोर्ट की सुनवाई में शुक्रवार को कई बातें हुई. नूपुर शर्मा को लेकर सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने कुछ टिप्‍पणियां की. कोर्ट ने कहा कि देश में जो हो रहा है उसके लिए नूपुर शर्मा जिम्‍मेदार है. इन सब के बीच एक बड़ा सवाल है कि ये नफरत की आग लगाई किसने? इसको बुझाने की जिम्‍मेदारी किसकी?   Source link
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BJP draws plans for coming poll battles; says Modi govt empowering poor, Oppn its own families | India News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: BJP president J P Nadda Saturday accused the Opposition of pursuing "destructive" politics and opposing India in their zeal to oppose Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and asserted that while his party is engaged in empowering the poor the rivals are busy in empowering their own families. As nearly 350 BJP delegates, including members of its top brass like PM Modi, congregated here on the first day of its national executive meeting, the party announced a host of activities with its eyes firmly set on the next round of polls, including the all important Lok Sabha elections in 2024. With its nationalism plank in mind, the party will be starting "Har Ghar Tiranga" (tri-colour at every home) programme to unify the country and also reach out to over 30 crore beneficiaries of differen...
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China’s top diplomat visits Myanmar amid opposition protest

China’s top diplomat on Saturday arrived on his first visit to Myanmar since the military seized power last year to attend a regional meeting that the government said was a recognition of its legitimacy and opponents protested as a violation of peace efforts. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will join counterparts from Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam in a meeting of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation group in the central city of Bagan, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The grouping is a Chinese-led initiative that includes the countries of the Mekong Delta, a potential source of regional tensions due to an increasing number of hydroelectric projects that are altering the flow and raising concerns of ecological damage. China has built 10 dams along the upper stretch of the Mek...
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Iga Swiatek’s 37-match winning streak ends at Wimbledon | Tennis News – Times of India

LONDON: Iga Swiatek was dumped out of Wimbledon in straight sets on Saturday by French veteran Alize Cornet, ending the world number one's 37-match winning streak. Cornet, ranked 37, took advantage of an error-strewn performance from her Polish opponent to win 6-4, 6-2 on Court 1 in their third-round tie. Swiatek made a total of 33 unforced errors in an uncharacteristically sloppy display, compared with just seven by Cornet. Top seed toppled ✅@alizecornet produces a stunning performance to break world No.1 Iga Swiatek’s 37-match winning… https://t.co/5pdru9a5Bf— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) 1656779725000In reaching the fourth round, the French player matched her run at Wimbledon in 2014, when she beat Serena Williams in the third round. "I have no words right now," she said. "It reminds me of...
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A week on, kin yet to get Kerala PhD student’s body from Germany

A week after a 25-year-old student from Kerala accidentally drowned at a lake in Göttingen in Germany, the family and friends of the student are struggling to bring his body back to India to perform the last rites. Arun Sathyan, who was pursuing his PhD at University Medical Centre in Göttingen (UMG), drowned in the Rosdorfer Baggersee lake on June 25 (Saturday). Sathyan, a native of Kochi in Kerala, is survived by his parents and a younger brother. “Last week around 3 pm, Arun had decided to go out to swim at the Rosdorfer Baggersee lake with his friends. But since his friends did not join, he decided to go by himself. He went to the lake in the area where you are not allowed to swim,” said Mayank Chaudhary, one of Arun’s friends. Arun with his parents. Arun was to meet his friends in...
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Jasprit Bumrah’s pull in Stuart Broad record over evokes memories of Kapil Dev’s Nataraja

The most breathtaking shot from Jasprit Bumrah in the over of mayhem, in which he looted 29 of the 35 runs against Stuart Broad to break the world record for most runs in a single over in a Test, was a marvellous pull. The front leg swivelled up in the air, and it brought memories of three glorious pulls, somewhat similar. The soul of the shots was the flamboyant upward thrust of the front leg and the individuality comes through in what transpires next. We also look at the vastly contrasting version of Sachin Tendulkar’s. Kapil Dev’s Nataraja shot The takeaway from Kapil’s signature shot wasn’t a sense of brutality but of something wildly beautiful. There wasn’t violence in it, like most pull shots can often have. No wonder The Hindu’s R Mohan instinctively sensed something classical in...
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‘Mango Man’ is the fruit’s foremost poet, philosopher, fan and scientist

Theirs is a friendship of over half a century, the old man and his mango tree. His days, spent with a monklike contentment knowing that each could be his last, are now largely reduced to the tree’s shade and the tree’s care. The tree, at least 120 years old, was there long before Kaleem Ullah Khan, 82, first came to this field in Malihabad, in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. And it will be there long after he is gone. But Khan has spent a lifetime grafting hundreds of different kinds of mango onto this mother tree — and by doing so, he has grafted his own life story onto it as well. His profound affection is obvious as he runs his hand over the bend of a cut in the tree’s bark as if caressing an old scar. He walks the nursery surrounding the tree with the care he would us...
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‘Five Days Of ED Probe A Medal…’: Rahul Gandhi Alleges BJP-CPI(M) ‘Understanding’ In Kerala

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the BJP and Kerala's ruling CPI(M) alleging that there is some 'understanding' between the two parties and this is why Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was not questioned by the Central agencies, news agency PTI reported. Hinting at the allegations that have cropped up against CM Vijayan and his family in connection to a gold smuggling case, Gandhi said that it is very clear that those who voice their dissent against the BJP face the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Rahul Gandhi’s remarks come in the wake of his interrogation by the ED last month over the National Herald money laundering case. While addressing a Congress meeting in Wandoor, under his Wayanad Parliamentary constituency, Gandhi ...
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Maharashtra speaker election: Stage set for face-off between Uddhav Sena and Shinde Sena in assembly | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The stage is set for a stormy special session of Maharashtra assembly with former chief minister Uddhav's Sena and current chief minister Shinde's Sena ready to lock horns over the selection of new speaker ahead of the trust vote on Monday. Election for the speaker's post will be held on Sunday, the first day of the two-day special session of the assembly. Uddhav Thackeray, who lost his government due to rebellion within the Shiv Sena, is now fighting to keep control over his party in the face of formidable challenge by chief minister Eknath Shinde, the leader of the rebels. 39 out of 55 Shiv Sena MLAs rebelled against Uddhav Thackeray putting a question mark on his authority in the party which was founded by his father Balasaheb Thackeray. The rebels are back in Mumbai after...
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Mumbai-Surat-Guwahati-Goa-Mumbai: Shinde Sena’s 10-day round trip to topple Maharashtra’s Thackeray govt | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The rebel Shiv Sena MLAs are back in Mumbai after a 10-day trip that took them to three BJP ruled states that has catapulted their leader Eknath Shinde to the Maharashtra chief minister's chair. The 10-day round trip was eventful, with several twists and turns, claims and counter-claims and courtroom battles that eventually led to the fall of the Uddhav Thackeray government. With the firm backing of the BJP, Shinde led-rebels would be confident of passing the floor test even as the Uddhav camp makes a last ditch effort to stop them on the assembly. The rebels and Thackeray loyalists are set to clash when the assembly convenes on Sunday to elect a new speaker. Here's a look at how the events unfolded since the rebels slipped out of Mumbai to Surat, and then Assam and Goa, befo...