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Politics

BJP announces first list of 34 candidates for Punjab assembly polls | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released its first list of 34 candidates for the Punjab assembly election. BJP national general secretary, Tarun Chugh while announcing the list said that the list has doctors, lawyers, sportspersons, farmers, youth, women, and former IAS officer. "Out of 34 candidates in the first list, 12 are from farmer families, 8 from the Scheduled Caste category and 13 are from the Sikh community," he said. The names include former minister Manoranjan Kalia, Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi, a sitting MLA who quit the Congress to join the party recently, Arvind Khanna and Kanwarveer Singh Tohra, the grandson of late Akali stalwart Gurcharan Singh Tohra. Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri during the announcement slammed the Congress government in Punjab ...
Travel

You can now type with your voice in Windows 11 – Times of India

Last month, Microsoft started testing the voice access feature for Windows 11 with the build 22518. The feature allows you to manage basic tasks on Windows 11 using voice commands. You can use the feature to open or close an app, search anything on the web browser and other similar functions. It can also be used to dictate text or control the mouse cursor of your PC. Now, the company has announced that it is adding the voice access feature to the virtual keyboard with the new Windows Insider update. How the Windows 11 voice access feature works with virtual keyboardAs explained by Microsoft in its blog, the new you can use the feature to show or hide the virtual keyboard by using commands such as “show keyboard” or “hide keyboard”. As you can already dictate text using the feature, the ...
Politics

Anushka Shetty to Rakul Preet Singh, Tollywood actresses who opened up about the casting couch | The Times of India

Rakul Preet Singh, who was last seen playing a village belle in 'Konda Polam,' opened about casting couch in Telugu cinema. When asked about it, Rakul said that she has never faced any situation like that and knows many fellow actresses who have not faced the casting couch. She said, ‘’I personally have done so many films and I have never, ever come across a single person who has tried to act funny with me. Talent is what survives, and your hard work is going to get you places. I have always believed in that and I guess that's why I don't even attract people like that."Tollywood actor Konchada Srinivas passes away in Kasibugga due to ill healthPic courtesy: Twitter Source link
Travel

JNU MBA application process for 2022-24 begins, apply up to Feb 28 – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Atal Bihari Vajpayee School of Management and Entrepreneurship (ABVSME), Jawaharlal Nehru University has activated the link for prospective candidates who wish wish to apply for admissions to MBA Program for the session 2022-24. Candidates can apply online through the official website - www.jnu.ac.in - up to February 28, 2022. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result Qualifications The candidates having the following qualifications can apply for admission to the “Master of Business Administration” (MBA) programme A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. The Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent. - F...
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microsoft: After the biggest gaming deal, Activision may have new ‘Call of Duty’ plans – Times of India

Activision may be thinking of going easy on Call of Duty releases every year and could ditch the yearly release schedule of the first person shooter series, as per a report by Bloomberg. Although nothing has been finalised yet, the US-based game company is having talks at the high-level, says the report. Call of Duty: Vanguard, the latest game in the franchise, has underperformed when it comes to overall sales and as per the report, employees within the company are of the view that the launches need to be spread out more to sustain and reinvigorate the interest of the players worldwide. Since Call of Duty is one of the most widely known gaming franchises, it should not hurt the company if it plans to space out the launches, as it has other big gaming franchises too like World of Warcraf...
Politics

Ind vs SA, 2nd ODI: South Africa Beat India By 7 Wickets, Clinch 3 Match Series 2-0

New Delhi: South Africa beat India by 7 wickets in the second one-day international in Paarl on Friday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead and clinch the series. The hosts successfully chased the target of 288 runs with seven wickets remaining. The innings was anchored by the opening pair of Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan and shared a solid 132-run opening partnership while Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen added crucial 74 runs for the fourth wicket as South Africa chased down 288 against India to take 2-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series. The inconsequential third ODI will now take place on Sunday in Cape Town.  South Africa seal comfortable win to take unassailable lead in the series 👏🏻Half-centuries from openers Janneman Malan and Quinton de Kock take the...
Sports

U19 World Cup: Skipper Dhull among five players unavailable for Uganda game after returning positive RT-PCR tests | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Five Indian players, including skipper Yash Dhull, were on Friday ruled out of the team's final league game against Uganda in the U-19 World Cup after testing positive for COVID-19 in latest RT-PCR tests. Out of the six players, who were isolated before the match against Ireland on Wednesday, only all-rounder Vasu Vats tested negative, an ICC source told PTI. The team, which has already qualified for the quarterfinals, is set to take on Uganda in the final Group B game on Saturday in Tarouba, Trinidad. Skipper Dhull, Aaradhya Yadav and Shaik Rasheed, who had tested positive in the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), have returned positive reports in the RT-PCR test along with Manav Parakh, who tested negative in RAT. Sidharth Yadav had already tested positive in the RT-PCR test before ...
Politics

Red Cross: Yemen prison airstrike killed, injured over 100

A Saudi-led airstrike targeting a prison run by Yemen’s Houthi rebels killed and wounded over 100 detainees on Friday, rescuers said, part of a pounding aerial offensive that hours earlier saw another airstrike take the Arab world’s poorest country off the internet. A strike in the port city of Hodeida, later confirmed by satellite photos analysed by The Associated Press, hit a telecommunication centre there that’s key to Yemen’s connection to the internet. Airstrikes also hit near Sanaa, Yemen’s capital held by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels since late 2014. The intense campaign comes after the Houthis claimed a drone and missile attack that struck inside the capital of the United Arab Emirates earlier in the week. Basheer Omar, an International Committee of the Red Cross spokesperso...
Politics

Ireo Group siphoned off homebuyers’ Rs1,225 crore to tax havens, ED tells court

The Ireo Group siphoned off Rs1,225 crore of homebuyers’ money abroad and used tax havens such as British Virgin Islands to launder the money, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has told a special court in Panchkula, Haryana, as it filed a complaint against the company and its chairman and managing director, Lalit Goyal. “The modus operandi adopted by the group includes routing of funds to India from various entities based in tax havens like British Virgin Islands and Mauritius; recording of fictitious expenses in the books of account; writing off project in progress; interest-free loans and advances to sister concerns; round-tripping of funds through shell companies; and creation of assets within and outside India,” the agency’s complaint said, adding that the money had been diverted in ...
Business

India smartphone market logs 169 million units shipment in 2021, highest till date: Report – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's smartphone market registered its highest-ever shipments at 169 million units in 2021, according to a report by Counterpoint Research. Preliminary data from Counterpoint Research's Market Monitor service said India's smartphone shipments crossed 169 million units in 2021 to register 11 per cent year-on-year growth from about 152 million units in 2020. The market showed high resilience in a year that witnessed a second and more virulent Covid-19 wave as well as supply disruptions and price increases due to the ongoing component shortages, it added. The report said increased adoption and demand for 5G smartphones was one of the key factors for high shipments in 2021. 5G smartphones contributed to about 17 per cent of the overall shipments in 2021, registering 6x growth c...
Politics

Pakistan records highest single-day rise in Covid-19 cases – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday recorded its highest single-day increase in Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic with 7,678 new patients, showing a worrying spike as the country struggles to contain the fifth wave of the contagion. The country has reported 23 fatalities, taking the death toll to 29,065, according to the Ministry of National Health Services. At the same time, the number of positive cases surged to 13,53,479, it said. The previous highest of 6,825 was reported on June 13, 2020, the ministry data showed. The first coronavirus patient was detected in February, 2020. The Covid-19 positivity ratio has reached 12.93 per cent, the ministry reported, adding that 12,65,665 patients have recovered whereas 961 are in a critical condition. It said that the country is going t...
Politics

amar jawan jyoti: Amar Jawan Jyoti merged with eternal flame at National War Memorial | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Amar Jawan Jyoti or the “eternal flame” at the India Gate was extinguished after 50 years on Friday and merged with the flame at the adjoining National War Memorial. The ceremony was presided over by the Integrated Defence Staff chief Air Marshal Balabadhra Radha Krishna who merged the two flames. India Gate was constructed by the British in memory of 84,000 Indian soldiers killed fighting for the Empire in World War-I and the Afghan campaign. The Amar Jawan Jyoti, in turn, was built under its arch by the Indira Gandhi government to honour the 3,843 soldiers who died liberating Bangladesh in 1971. All national-level functions to pay homage to fallen soldiers, including the Republic Day and Independence Day, have been shifted from the Amar Jawan Jyoti to the National War M...
Sports

Barty sweeps into fourth round at Australian Open | Tennis News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Ash Barty cantered past Camila Giorgi in just over an hour at the Australian Open on Friday to set up a fourth round tie against Amanda Anisimova, who shocked defending champion Naomi Osaka in the third round. The world number one, who is aiming to end Australia's 44-year wait for a homegrown champion, was in dominant form in her 6-2 6-3 victory over the Italian on Rod Laver Arena. After an early break, the 25-year-old Wimbledon champion fended off three break points to go 5-2 up in the opening stanza and then broke Giorgi to seal the set. A break for 4-2 put Barty in charge of the second set and three games later she was bathing in an ovation from the centre court crowd having secured her place in the last 16 at Melbourne Park for the fourth straight year. "I thought tonight...
Life Style

Six short and amazing Gabriel García Márquez stories you need to read | The Times of India

Nobel-winning Columbian novelist and short story writer Gabriel García Márquez, considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, is in news again - eight years after he passed away. As per a report by a British daily national newspaper, Márquez had an extramarital affair with Mexican writer Susana Cato in the 1990s and had a daughter with her who was named Indira, after the former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi. The report also states that Márquez admired Ms. Gandhi, who was the first person to congratulate him when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. It was a Colombian newspaper - El Universal - that first reported the story on January 16. The Associated Press then confirmed it with two relatives of Márquez. The daughter, Indira Cato, now in h...
Politics

Covid Tally: Delhi Sees Another Dip In Daily Caseload, Mumbai Reports 5,008 Infections

New Delhi: Delhi continues to report a dip as COVID cases drop from 12,306 to 10,756 in a day and in fact, the positivity rate has also cooled down from 21.48% to 18%. The total fatalities in Delhi stand at 25,541, according to the data shared by the Health Department. Delhi reports 10,756 new #COVID19 cases, 17,494 recoveries and 38 deaths in the last 24 hours.Active cases 61,954Cumulative Positivity Rate 5.16% pic.twitter.com/JJOm9bhngF — ANI (@ANI) January 21, 2022 Earlier, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday turned down the Delhi government's proposal to lift the weekend curfew as well as remove the odd-even system for opening shops. The LG House agreed to 50 per cent attendance in private offices but suggested that the status quo be maintained wit...
Sports

Bangladesh Premier League: Andre Russell dismissed in a freak run-out

Jamaican cricketer Andre Russell was dismissed in an unusual manner on Friday in a Bangladesh Premier League match between Khulna Tigers and Minister Group Dhaka. The incident took place in the 15th over when the fielder’s throw at the striker’s end dislodged the bails, and the redirected ball hit the stumps at the bowler’s end, ending Russell’s innings. Russell nudged the ball bowled by KT’s Thisara Perera to third man and called for a single in the last ball of the 15th over. Non-striker Mahmudullah raced towards the line before the throw came in and hit the stumps at the striker’s end. The ball, however, changed direction, went straight to stumps at non-striker’s end and dislodged the bails. Russell had still not reached by that time and was declared out. Andre Russell run out in BP...
Entertainment

Saba shares an adorable throwback moment featuring Saif Ali Khan and Ibrahim; fans call them ‘carbon copy’ – Times of India

Saif Ali Khan's sister Saba Ali Khan often shares throwback photos of her family members. Recently, she posted a major throwback picture of Saif and his son Ibrahim Ali Khan. In this picture, we can see the father-son duo spending quality time with each other. Saif was seen holding Ibrahim in his arms. He had applied day cream on his face. The post was captioned as, “Father Son....Some bonds last forever. Mahsha'Allah. #throwbackthursday #thosewerethedays #saifalikhanpataudi #ibrahimalikhan #fatherlove #son #alwaysandforever.” Saba credited herself as the photographer. Check out the post here: As soon as she shared the post, fans dropped love in the comments section. One user wrote, ''Yeah carbon copy kyu hain? 😢😍'', another one commented, ''Humre chote nawab saab ❤️❤️''. Meanwhi...