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Raped & battered, 6-year-old gets attacker jailed for life | India News – Times of India
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Raped & battered, 6-year-old gets attacker jailed for life | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: A plucky 6-year-old who was kidnapped, beaten, raped, and left on the road with severe injuries that put her in the hospital for around four months, went back to court to depose and identify the accused, a 35-year-old auto rickshaw driver. The deposition helped convict and sentence the man to life imprisonment on Thursday. The special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act court also fined the accused, Shivkumar Rana, a total of Rs 50,000. “Out of the fine amount, Rs 40,000 be given to the victim, as compensation, after appeal period is over. The court recommends payment of compensation to the victim as per the Victim Compensation Scheme. The copy of judgment be forwarded to the District Legal Aid Authority, Mumbai,” the court said. Special public prosecutor Geeta Sharm...
World loves Joe Biden but is losing faith in US, survey finds
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World loves Joe Biden but is losing faith in US, survey finds

Joe Biden takes oath as the US President during the inauguration ceremony in Washington, DC, on 20 January 2021| Photo: Daniel Acker | Bloomberg Text Size: A- A+ Washington: President Joe Biden is popular across much of the world and expected to provide greater U.S. leadership on issues such as fighting Covid-19, terrorism and climate change, a new multi-nation survey shows. But trust is low both in the U.S. as a nation and Biden’s ability to deliver. “We wanted to know: If there is a change of administration and if the U.S. is ready to lead again, will anyone follow?” said Michael Broening, Executive Director of the New York office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, the German think tank that commissioned the s...
Doctors at PGIMER Chandigarh remove brain tumour through nose of 16-month-old baby
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Doctors at PGIMER Chandigarh remove brain tumour through nose of 16-month-old baby

The 3-D navigation system used by doctors at PGIMER Chandigarh to perform surgery | By Special Arrangement Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: Doctors at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh successfully removed a brain tumour through the nose of a 16-month-old girl. The infant, who hails from Uttarakhand, was referred to PGIMER as she was unable to follow any visual stimuli, according to a press statement released Thursday. The child’s MRI had revealed that she had a 3 cm tumour, considered large for an infant, that was affecting her vision. The hospital claimed she is the youngest patient in the world on whom such a surgery has been performed. Dr Dhandapani S.S. of PGIM...
15-year-old girl found dead in UP’s Chitrakoot, rape suspected
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15-year-old girl found dead in UP’s Chitrakoot, rape suspected

A 15-year-old girl was hacked to death with an axe allegedly after being raped and her four-year-old nephew attacked by unidentified persons in a village here, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Thursday when the girl was returning home after giving food to her father in the field, they said. “The body of the girl was found in a village. She was hacked to death with an axe,” Superintendent of Police Ankit Mittal said. Her nephew was also injured by the attackers. He was rushed to the hospital where he died during treatment, he said. Circle Officer Subodh Gautam said the girl was attacked when she was returning home after giving food to her father in the field. Her family has alleged that she was raped before being murdered. It will be confirmed after the post...
Union Berlin player gets 2-game ban, cleared of racism
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Union Berlin player gets 2-game ban, cleared of racism

Union Berlin defender Florian Hübner was banned for two games Thursday after a confrontation with Bayer Leverkusen’s Nadiem Amiri but cleared of racially abusing him. A German soccer federation disciplinary panel banned Hübner for “unsporting behavior” but said there was not proof of racist or discriminatory conduct. Hübner was also fined 20,000 euros ($24,300). Following the game last week, Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah told broadcaster DAZN that a Union player had used a derogatory term referring to Amiri’s Afghan background. Tah also said he had not heard the alleged racial slur himself. Amiri, who plays for the German national team, told a federation investigation that he could not rule out that different words might have been used, the federation said. In a statemen...
As India Continues To Lead Vaccine Diplomacy, China To Deliver 500k Vaccine To Its Ally Pakistan
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As India Continues To Lead Vaccine Diplomacy, China To Deliver 500k Vaccine To Its Ally Pakistan

New Delhi: On Thursday, Pakistan announced that China offered to send 500,000 Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines by January 31st 2021. This news comes as the neighbouring countries show a preference towards procuring vaccines from India, about three million doses were delivered to Nepal and Bangladesh on Thursday.India delivered two million doses of Covishield to Dhaka and one million doses to Kathmandu on Thursday. According to media reports, India plans to deliver, 50,000 doses to Seychelles, 100,000 doses to Mauritius and 1.5 million doses to Myanmar on Friday.Aside from which, Bhutan and the Maldives are part of India’s initial rollout of vaccines as assistance, there are even plans to supply vaccines to Afganistan and Sri Lanka. Media reports say that commercial supplies of Covishield to ...
Covid-19: Maharashtra cases hit 2 million, 19% of India’s total | India News – Times of India
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Covid-19: Maharashtra cases hit 2 million, 19% of India’s total | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Covid-19 caseload in Maharashtra crossed the two-million (20 lakh) mark on Thursday. Maharashtra has recorded more cases than the next two worst-hit states, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, put together. The Covid-19 case count is yet to touch one million in any other state, with Karnataka’s tally the closest at over 9.3 lakh. If Maharashtra were a country, it would figure at the 11th spot in the list of nations with the highest number of cases. At 19.4% of India’s total caseload, the state accounts for one in every five Covid-19 infections detected in the country so far. Maharashtra reached the grim milestone more than 10 months after reporting its first Covid-19 case. On Thursday, 2,886 more people tested positive for the infection, taking the state’s total to 20,00,878. T...
Joe Biden lays out plans for COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and masks
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Joe Biden lays out plans for COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and masks

US President Joe Biden moved swiftly to coordinate a federal effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, his first full day in office, with steps to expand testing and vaccinations and increase mask-wearing. At a White House event, Biden said the rollout of the vaccine in the United States has been a “dismal failure so far.” “Things are going to continue to get worse before they get better,” Biden said of the toll from the virus.He also made a personal plea to all Americans to wear masks over the next 99 days to stop the spread of the virus, which has killed 405,000 people and infected more than 24 million in the United States, the highest numbers anywhere in the world. Millions of Americans have been thrown out of work due to lockdowns. “This is a wartime undertakin...
Video | Clash At BJP Party Offices In Bengal, Vehicles Set On Fire
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Video | Clash At BJP Party Offices In Bengal, Vehicles Set On Fire

Factional fights erupted at BJP offices at two different places in West Bengal on Thursday between old BJP workers and those who joined the party from the state's ruling Trinamool Congress. At Asansol, the fight took place behind hastily behind closed doors at the party office in front of Minister Babul Supriyo and national secretary Arvind Menon. Source link
India’s heroes from Australia return to a rousing welcome from families, friends and fans
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India’s heroes from Australia return to a rousing welcome from families, friends and fans

‘Ajinkya aala re, aala (Ajinkya is here)…’ people sang. It didn’t have the grandeur of Shammi Kapoor’s ‘Govinda aala re, aala’, but to paraphrase Ajinkya Rahane’s former Mumbai Ranji team mate Vinayak Samant, the people in and around W-54 housing complex in Matunga revelled in their Amol Palekar-like down-to-earth affinity. India’s (stand-in) captain-fantastic returned home on Thursday morning, and his neighbours and fans rolled out the red carpet. Rahane has been playing Test cricket since 2013. Never before in his life had he returned home from an overseas tour to such a hero’s welcome. Then again, never before in the history of Indian cricket had the Gabbatoir been breached and a depleted India bounced back so spectacularly to conquer Australia in their own backyard. As ...
How effective are Covid vaccines? Delhi centres to test for antibodies before & after shot
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How effective are Covid vaccines? Delhi centres to test for antibodies before & after shot

Representational image of a doctor being vaccinated for Covid-19 in Ajmer | Photo: ANI Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: A handful of Covid-19 vaccination centres in the national capital will soon start conducting antibody tests before and after beneficiaries receive the shot to test its efficacy, ThePrint has learnt. The research will be conducted after hospitals or vaccination centres get essential approvals from their respective ethical committees. Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, the largest cold chain point and vaccination storage facility in New Delhi, has already received the requisite permission from its ethical committee. Its medical director Dr B.L. Sherwal told ThePrint Wednesday: “After taking be...
An Encounter With Antelopes – and Solastalgia – The Wire Science
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An Encounter With Antelopes – and Solastalgia – The Wire Science

A female four-horned antelope. Photo: Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi. We had walked only a few hundred meters from our house when a four-horned antelope broke cover from a tiny bush and darted toward the distant thicket of trees. Its golden fur stood out as it flew across the green wheat fields. The deep green colour of the wheat crop on the left side of the path was a stark contrast to the exposed black of the fallow field on the other side. The air still felt warm and sparse from the afternoon sun. In a few days, the wheat will mature and the gold of the goat-sized antelope will melt in the gold of the dry wheat stems. The sudden appearance of the golden antelope startled Tara, our five-year-old daughter. She asked me if that was a unicorn that magically appear...
Farm Laws: As Farmers Draw A Hard Line, Centre To Hold 11th Round Of Talks Today; Will Govt Give In To Full Repeal Demand?
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Farm Laws: As Farmers Draw A Hard Line, Centre To Hold 11th Round Of Talks Today; Will Govt Give In To Full Repeal Demand?

Farm Laws: The impasse over farm laws between the Centre and the protesting farmers is far from over despite clocking around 2 months. The 11th round of meeting between the two groups is set to take place today where the unions will reportedly tell the government that the offer of stalling the laws for 18 months is not acceptable to them.The last round of talks had elicited hopes of a breakthrough as the Centre proposed to stall the implementation of the contentious agrarian laws for 18 months , over which the farmers said they would “consider” the offer.However, they have now chosen to draw the hard line and are sticking to their demand of complete repeal of the farm laws.The 11th round of talks holds great significance as it would clarify the disposition of the government on whether i...
Franklin Templeton funds closures was a chance to fix capital markets. But India has blown it
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Franklin Templeton funds closures was a chance to fix capital markets. But India has blown it

A motorcylist passes in front of the Franklin Templeton Investments building in Hyderabad, India, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. | Photographer: Adeel Halim/Bloomberg Text Size: A- A+ The courtroom drama over shutting down six of Franklin Templeton’s local Indian mutual funds will soon come to an end, but the denouement shines an unkind light on how the country is running its capital markets. Almost 97% of unitholders have voted in favor of winding up the plans, which the U.S. fund house abruptly put into suspended animation during a nationwide Covid-19 lockdown last April. But what choice did investors really have? As the website Moneylife reported, the Yes button in the e-voting form promised “a potential to...
Video | 8 Dead In Explosion At Quarry In Karnataka’s Shivamogga, Area Sealed Off
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Video | 8 Dead In Explosion At Quarry In Karnataka’s Shivamogga, Area Sealed Off

Eight people were killed in an explosion at a stone mining quarry in Karnataka's Shivamogga district, news agency ANI reported. The possibility of subsequent explosions at the quarry at Hunasondi near village Abbalagere has not been ruled out by the police since some dynamite sticks are still live, the police said. A bomb disposal squad has been called in and the entire area has been sealed. Source link
8 Dead In Dynamite Blast At Railway Crusher Site In Karnataka’s Shivamogga, PM Modi Expresses Condolences
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8 Dead In Dynamite Blast At Railway Crusher Site In Karnataka’s Shivamogga, PM Modi Expresses Condolences

Shivamogga: At least eight persons were killed in a dynamite blast at a railway crusher site in Karnataka’s Hunasodu village in the Shivamogga district on Friday, district collector KB Shivakumar told news agency ANI. The possibility of subsequent explosions at the quarry at Hunasondi near village Abbalagere has not been ruled out by the police since some dynamite sticks are still live, the police said. A bomb disposal squad has been called in and the entire area has been sealed.The massive explosion took place near gravel and boulder crushing facility around 10.30 pm, sending shockwaves not only in Shivamogga, but also in neighbouring Chikkamagaluru and Davangere districts, according to news agency PTI. An eye witness said the blast was so strong that window panes shattered while many ...
Only widow, not dad, has right to dead man’s sperm: Calcutta high court | India News – Times of India
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Only widow, not dad, has right to dead man’s sperm: Calcutta high court | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Only a widow has the right to her dead husband’s sperm, the Calcutta high court has ruled, turning down an appeal by a father to be given his only son’s sperm, which lies preserved in a Delhi sperm bank. The father had moved the high court in March 2020 saying their daughter-in-law has not only refused to give them her assent to get the sperm but has also refused to acknowledge their pleas. The father feared that if the sperm was destroyed, or unused during the period of agreement with the hospital sperm bank, his family would “lose their clan”. The HC said the sperm preserved at the Delhi hospital “belonged to the deceased” and, since he was married when he died, “the only other person, apart from the deceased, having any right to it is his wife”. The court added that the “fat...
Cancer cases needing surgery to rise by 5 million by 2040 globally — Lancet Oncology study
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Cancer cases needing surgery to rise by 5 million by 2040 globally — Lancet Oncology study

A blood test (representative image) | Pixabay Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: Low- and middle-income countries need to improve cancer care and surgery provisions in the next few years to tackle rise in cases and mortality, two new Lancet studies have revealed. A modelling study, published in The Lancet Oncology journal, noted that the number of cancer cases that will require surgery is set to increase by 5 million procedures between 2018 and 2040 across the world. The greatest relative increase, however, will be seen in 34 low-income countries where the researchers also found widest gaps in the healthcare workforce. Meanwhile, an observational study in The Lancet, highlighted that patients in low- and middle-inc...
Photos: Kartik Aaryan arrives at Karan Johar’s residence in Mumbai – Times of India
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Photos: Kartik Aaryan arrives at Karan Johar’s residence in Mumbai – Times of India

Kartik Aaryan stepped out of his house on Thursday to meet filmmaker Karan Johar at his residence. The looked cool in a blue shirt while he waved at the paparazzi. Well, without any doubt, Kartik's stubble and long hair look has received all the love from his fans. Check out the photos here: Meanwhile, on the work front, the actor was supposed to start shooting for 'Dostana 2' in London, however, due to lockdown in the UK, the film team is scouting for new locations. The final call will be taken by the end of the month. Apart from Kartik, the film stars Janhvi Kapoor and Lakshya. Backed by Karan Johar, the film will is being helmed by Colin D'Cunha. Meanwhile, Kartik will also feature in 'Dhamaka' and 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2'. Source link
Kunal Shah invests in OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei’s new venture – Times of India
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Kunal Shah invests in OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei’s new venture – Times of India

Cred founder Kunal Shah has made an undisclosed seed investment in OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei's upcoming hardware venture. Pei announced his new venture in December 2020. “Carl is working on a new consumer electronics company that I am sure will be a disruptor in the tech industry. I am excited to be part of this journey,” said Shah. Carl had already raised $7 million in seed financing round for his new venture from friends and private investors including Tony Fadell (Principal at Future Shape & Inventor of the iPod), Casey Neistat (YouTuber), Kevin Lin (Cofounder of Twitch), Steve Huffman (CEO of Reddit), Liam Casey (Founder and CEO, PCH), Paddy Cosgrave (Founder of Web Summit) and Josh Buckley (CEO of Product Hunt). “Kunal is one of the sharpest people I know. I am proud and glad...