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EPL: Kane helps tame Wolves and boost Spurs’ European chances | Football News – Times of India
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EPL: Kane helps tame Wolves and boost Spurs’ European chances | Football News – Times of India

Tottenham's Harry Kane, right, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal. (AP Photo)LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur's England striker Harry Kane scored his 22nd Premier League goal of the season to help his side to a 2-0 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday which boosted their bid to secure European football for next season. After Kane's late first-half strike, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg grabbed Tottenham's second just past the hour to seal a victory which lifted Ryan Mason's team to sixth in the standings. Kane, the league's leading scorer, struck on the stroke of halftime, shortly after seeing Conor Coady block his header on the goal-line with the England defender then also clearing a goalbound follow-up shot from Giovani Lo Celso. Hojbjerg spotted Kane with space in behind and...
Mumbai: No bidders yet for BMC vaccine tender
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Mumbai: No bidders yet for BMC vaccine tender

The BMC has received no bids for its global expression of interest (EOI) floated last week for procurement of 1 crore vaccine doses. Sunday was the last day for accepting queries from interested bidders. The tender will close on May 18. On May 12, BMC became the first municipal corporation in the country to float a global tender for purchase of vaccines. The civic body gave bidders six days to respond. As per the tender condition, bidders were supposed to send their queries related to the tender by May 16. Officials from the BMC have hinted that the civic body may extend the deadline. “No bids were received till Sunday. We will wait till the last day of the EOI and then decide on extending the deadline for the tender, “said P Velrasu, Additional Municipal Corporation (Proje...
India got 5.3 lakh Remdesivir vials, 13,496 oxygen cylinders as foreign aid: Centre | India News – Times of India
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India got 5.3 lakh Remdesivir vials, 13,496 oxygen cylinders as foreign aid: Centre | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Union health ministry on Sunday said 11,058 oxygen concentrators, 13,496 oxygen cylinders, 19 oxygen generation plants and about 5.3 lakh Remdesivir vials received as global aid have been delivered to various states/UTs from April 27 to May 15. India has been receiving international donations and aid of Covid-19 relief medical supplies and equipment since April 27 from different countries and organisations to augment its efforts to combat the pandemic outbreak. The Centre is expeditiously delivering the global aid to the states and Union territories (UTs) to supplement their resources and efforts, the ministry said. “Cumulatively, 11,058 oxygen concentrators, 13,496 oxygen cylinders, 19 oxygen generation plants, 7,365 ventilators/Bi PAP, about 5.3 lakh Remdesivir vials ha...
Battled anxiety for 10-12 years of my career: Sachin Tendulkar | Cricket News – Times of India
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Battled anxiety for 10-12 years of my career: Sachin Tendulkar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday said he battled anxiety for a major part of his 24-year-old career before realising that his pre-game quirks were an important part of his preparation. Talking about mental health, which has gained significance in the COVID times with players spending a lot of time in bio-bubbles, Tendulkar said acceptability is the key. "Over a period of time I realised that besides preparing physically for a game, you have to prepare yourself mentally also. In my mind the match started long before I entered the ground. The anxiety levels were very high," Tendulkar said in an interaction organised by Unacademy. "I felt anxiety for 10-12 years, and had many sleepless nights before a game. Later on I started accepting that it was part of my preparation...
Drive-in vaccination launched in Gautam Buddh Nagar
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Drive-in vaccination launched in Gautam Buddh Nagar

The Gautam Buddh Nagar district has opened drive-in vaccinations for people above the age of 45 years at two centres — DLF Mall in Noida and Shaheed Vijay Singh Sports Complex in Greater Noida The centres, being operated by parking solutions company Park+ with the district administration, will be the first such drive-in pilot project in the state. The centres have been undertaking trials for the last three days. Full-fledged operations will commence Monday onwards. “The need for large scale vaccination was realised in the wake of the pandemic. The company is providing logistical support, and we have the capacity to vaccinate lakhs of people. Presently we are working with the health department, and they are providing vaccines and staff to administer it. We have designated s...
Wish he had clear thought when he was match-fixing: Michael Vaughan slams Salman Butt | Cricket News – Times of India
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Wish he had clear thought when he was match-fixing: Michael Vaughan slams Salman Butt | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Sunday slammed Salman Butt after the former Pakistan opener questioned his remarks on Indian and New Zealand skippers Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson respectively. Earlier this month, Vaughan had said that Williamson would be termed the greatest player in the world if he hailed from India. "If Kane Williamson was Indian, he'd be the greatest player in the world, but he's not because you're not allowed to say that Virat Kohli is not the greatest, because you'd get an absolute pelting on social media," Vaughan had told Spark Sport. After these comments, Salman Butt had criticised Vaughan for choosing to debate on the performances of Kohli and Williamson. After hearing what Butt had to say, Vaughan on Sunday tweeted: "I have seen what Sa...
Businessman Navneet Kalra Accused In Black Marketing Of Oxygen Concentrators Arrested: Delhi Police Sources
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Businessman Navneet Kalra Accused In Black Marketing Of Oxygen Concentrators Arrested: Delhi Police Sources

Delhi: Delhi Police sources on Sunday informed that Businessman Navneet Kalra, an accused in black marketing of oxygen concentrators has been arrested. Earlier this month, the Delhi police seized more than 500 concentrators from Khan Chacha restaurant in Khan Market in the national capital. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) South Delhi Atul Bhatia said that during area patrolling, Nege Ju Restaurant and Bar located at central market Lodhi Colony was found open and some suspicious activity was going on. After verification, the owner of the restaurant and bar (Nege-Ju) was identified as one Navneet Kalra.ALSO READ | 'Arrest Our MLAs': AAP Leaders As Police Accuse Delhi Ruling Party Of Pasting Posters Against PM ModiA case was registered under several sections of IPC,...
Rakhi Sawant confesses she has no talent to be a lead actor in Bollywood, says she has no regret being an item girl – Times of India
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Rakhi Sawant confesses she has no talent to be a lead actor in Bollywood, says she has no regret being an item girl – Times of India

Rakhi Sawant recently opened up about her career in Bollywood and revealed that she has no regrets about being tagged the ‘item girl’ because it is what helps her to feed her family. Moreover, she also admitted that she did not have the talent to lead a film. During an interview, Rakhi said that not everyone can bag the role of the lead actor in Bollywood. While some ace the role of a leading lady, others become item girls, mothers or sisters or even try out anti-hero characters. She further added that when she doesn’t have the talent to be a lead actress in a film, she opted for being an item girl and it allowed her to provide for her family. She concluded that she has no regrets about her decision and career simply because she is proud that Bollywood has provided her with a platform....
Alisson Becker heads Liverpool to last-gasp victory at WBA; Tottenham beat Wolves
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Alisson Becker heads Liverpool to last-gasp victory at WBA; Tottenham beat Wolves

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored a stunning header in the fifth minute of stoppage-time as Liverpool snatched a 2-1 victory at the death against relegated West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Sunday. Alisson headed home from a corner to secure what could be a precious three points for Liverpool in their bid to qualify for the Champions League next season. Alisson is the first goalkeeper ever to score for Liverpool#WBALIV pic.twitter.com/wBOaTm2Iqb — Premier League (@premierleague) May 16, 2021 They stay in fifth place on 63 points from 36 games, one behind Chelsea in the fourth and final qualification position. Leicester City are in third on 66 points with the latter two to meet on Tuesday. Striker Hal Robson-Kanu had scored in his first Premier League start in three-a...
Top Indian virologist quits government panel after airing differences
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Top Indian virologist quits government panel after airing differences

A top Indian virologist has resigned from a forum of scientific advisers set up by the government to detect variants of the coronavirus, he told Reuters on Sunday, weeks after questioning the authorities’ handling of the pandemic. Shahid Jameel, chair of the scientific advisory group of the forum known as INSACOG, declined to give a reason for his resignation. “I am not obliged to give a reason,” he said in a text message, adding that he quit on Friday.Renu Swarup, the secretary of the Department of Biotechnology that oversees INSACOG, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan also did not immediately respond to a text message seeking comment. Another INSACOG member said he was not aware of any direct disagreements between Jameel an...
Immediate de-escalation need of the hour: India on escalating tensions between Israel and Gaza
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Immediate de-escalation need of the hour: India on escalating tensions between Israel and Gaza

Amid escalating tensions between Gaza and Israel, India on Sunday urged “both sides” to show extreme restraint and refrain from attempts to unilaterally change the existing status-quo, underlining that “immediate de-escalation” is the need of the hour. The UN Security Council held an open meeting on the situation in the Middle East on Sunday, during which UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres termed the tensions as the “most serious escalation” in Gaza and Israel in years. Describing the current hostilities as “utterly appalling”, the UN chief asserted that “fighting must stop. It must stop immediately. Rockets and mortars on one side and aerial and artillery bombardments on the other must stop. I appeal to all parties to heed this call.” India’s Permanent Representative to...
Cyclone Tauktae: Amit Shah reviews preparedness with CMs of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Daman-Diu administrator | India News – Times of India
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Cyclone Tauktae: Amit Shah reviews preparedness with CMs of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Daman-Diu administrator | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Home minister Amit Shah on Sunday reviewed the preparedness against Cyclone Tauktae with the chief ministers of Maharashtra and Gujarat and the administrator of UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, and asked them to ensure that the power supply to hospitals, Covid care facilities and vaccine cold storage chains, or oxygen supplies to critical patients are not disrupted. At the meeting held via video-conference, Shah specifically raised concern over the safety of health facilities that currently house several Covid patients, including those in ICU requiring critical care. Shah directed the district administration to make sure that there is power back-up at all times in hospitals, laboratories, vaccine cold chains and other medical facilities. He suggested that hos...
Nishank receives international honour, dedicates it to Covid warriors – Times of India
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Nishank receives international honour, dedicates it to Covid warriors – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has been honoured with "International Invincible Gold Medal" of 2021. In a statement to the media, Tony Nader, president of Maharshi Organisation world-wide and various Maharshi Universities, said that Nishank has been recognised for his extraordinary commitment and outstanding service to humanity through his writings, social and illustrious public life. The decision was made after due deliberations by a high-powered committee duly constituted under the leadership of Nader, who is the global head of the organisation. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result The statement further praised the relentless efforts and great commitment of Nishank to propagate ancient Vedic values, wisdom and tradi...
Singapore to shut schools from Wednesday in coronavirus fight – Times of India
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Singapore to shut schools from Wednesday in coronavirus fight – Times of India

SINGAPORE: Singapore will close primary and secondary schools from Wednesday, with students shifting to home-based learning until the term ends on May 28, the education ministry said on Sunday as authorities try to rein in rising coronavirus infections. The fresh curbs come after Singapore confirmed 38 locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, the highest daily number in months. "With the sharp increase in the number of community cases, including the spike in unlinked cases today, there is a need to reduce interactions and avoid the risk of large clusters," the education ministry said in a statement on Sunday. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.ca...
Mumbai: 3 years on, panel recommendations on prison reforms yet to be accepted
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Mumbai: 3 years on, panel recommendations on prison reforms yet to be accepted

THREE YEARS after a committee submitted its report on prison reforms following an order of the Bombay High Court, its recommendations are yet to be accepted by the state government. A five-member committee — Justice Radhakrishnan Committee on Prison Reforms — had submitted its complete report in 2018, suggesting steps to reduce overcrowding and improve health conditions in jails among other recommendations. An official said the report is pending before the home department. During the second wave of Covid-19, prisons in the state have reported a surge in cases, including at least four deaths over the past few weeks. Despite release of over 10,000 inmates last year on emergency parole and temporary bail, the inmate population has again surged to over 35,000, leading to over...
GBU launches cutting-edge courses, eyes foreign students – Times of India
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GBU launches cutting-edge courses, eyes foreign students – Times of India

NOIDA: Gautam Buddha University (GBU) has opened its admissions for the academic session 2021-22, offering as many as 124 programmes, including 21 new courses in cutting-edge domains. The university has also tied up with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to widen its international outreach aimed at attracting foreign students. GBU has already received over 260 applications from 40 different countries. This year, some 3,672 seats are being offered under various undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes. Last year, the university admitted only 1,900 students of a total of 3400 offered seats for which it received some 10,000 applications. And for the second year in a row, GBU will conduct its admission process online. The last date for application is June 21, while onl...
‘Arrest Our MLAs’: AAP Leaders As Police Accuse Delhi Ruling Party Of Pasting Posters Against PM Modi
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‘Arrest Our MLAs’: AAP Leaders As Police Accuse Delhi Ruling Party Of Pasting Posters Against PM Modi

New Delhi: The Delhi police on Sunday said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Gautam was the brain behind the posters put across city against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and export of Covid vaccines amid Pandemic, which lead to vaccine shortage.In an official statement, the Delhi police in a Twitter post said that while Gautam is absconding, his name came up during the questioning of several accused persons.ALSO READ | "Arrest Me Too": Rahul Gandhi Tweets Same Poster Against PM Modi Which Got 25 People Arrested"Police while patrolling to enforce lockdown announced by DDMA, created by GNCTD, noticed walls in several areas being defaced by pasting posters. Accused persons on questioning told an AAP member & President of Ward 47, Arvind Gautam was behind ...
Lockdown extended for 5th week in Delhi, traders seek relief
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Lockdown extended for 5th week in Delhi, traders seek relief

Traders in the capital have expressed their apprehensions on the extension of lockdown for the fifth consecutive week on Sunday, citing loss of income and no relief or support measures from the Centre or Delhi government. The lockdown in Delhi has been extended for another week as shortage of vaccine continues to plague the city, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Sunday. The ongoing lockdown, which has been extended every week since April 19, will be in place till 5 am on May 24. Metro services will continue to remain suspended. Praveen Khandelwal, secretary general of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), said the decision to lock down for another week was prudent as cases would rise again if the city is opened up. But he also pointed out that the lockdo...
NHRC warns Union Education, HRD Secretaries over plight of students from poor backgrounds, remote areas – Times of India
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NHRC warns Union Education, HRD Secretaries over plight of students from poor backgrounds, remote areas – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has warned of coercive action while issuing a final reminder to the Secretary, Department of Education and Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India over the hardships, miseries and sufferings of financially backward students and those living in remote and inaccessible areas. The NHRC in its order stated, "This is a complaint received from human and social rights activist drawing the attention of the Commission to poor conditions of living, unavailability of smartphone, lack of power and internet connectivity, etc. affecting the fundamental right of education of students across India who are living in remote/inaccessible places." The NHRC passed the order acting on a petition filed by a civil liberties...