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Over 35 Delhi University teachers succumb to Covid in a month, DUTA says
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Over 35 Delhi University teachers succumb to Covid in a month, DUTA says

Delhi University | Representational image | Commons Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: In the last month, Delhi University has lost over 35 teachers to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Delhi University Teachers’ Union (DUTA), each college under the university has seen at least three deaths, between teachers and students. DUTA Vice President Dr Alok Ranjan Pandey said the situation was worse for teachers employed especially on an ad hoc basis, and demanded medical facilities be extended to them as well. “In one month, at least 35 teachers have succumbed to COVID-19. There are many colleges here where as many as three teachers have died. And given the situation of the ad hoc teachers, we demand medical...
PM Modi Thanks Medical Fraternity For Exemplary Fight Against Covid-19, Discusses Challenge Of Black Fungus Cases
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PM Modi Thanks Medical Fraternity For Exemplary Fight Against Covid-19, Discusses Challenge Of Black Fungus Cases

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday thanked the entire medical fraternity and the paramedical staff for the exemplary fight displayed by them against the extraordinary circumstances of the second wave of Covid and said the entire country is indebted to them.Prime Minister Modi, who interacted with a Group of Doctors from across the country, via video conferencing, to discuss the Covid related situation, noted that everything is being done at a fast pace be it testing, supply of medicines or set-up of new infrastructure in record time.“Several challenges of oxygen production and supply are being overcome. The steps taken by the country to augment human resources, like including MBBS students in Covid treatment, and ASHAs and Anganwadi workers in rural ar...
A tough sell: In Dubai amid clash, Israel promotes tourism – Times of India
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A tough sell: In Dubai amid clash, Israel promotes tourism – Times of India

DUBAI: As violence flares within Israel and on a day in which Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City killed at least 42 people, it was business as usual for a senior Israeli tourism official in Dubai as she promoted the country as a must-see destination for Muslim visitors. It might seem an odd proposition at an odd time given that major airlines have suspended flights to Israel amid the flare-up in violence and while the spread of coronavirus remains a threat. But at Dubai's Arabian Travel Market on Sunday, billed as the first travel and tourism event to happen in person since the global coronavirus outbreak, a small Israeli booth — tucked behind Slovenia's — marketed the country as the “Land of Creation.” Promotional videos advertised Israel's vegan culinary scene, its beaches and urged: “Bo...
Cricket club comes to rescue of Indian researchers in southern Israeli city under attack from Hamas | Off the field News – Times of India
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Cricket club comes to rescue of Indian researchers in southern Israeli city under attack from Hamas | Off the field News – Times of India

The building of Beersheba Cricket Club has come to the rescue of several Indian researchers (Representational image - Twitter Photo)BEERSHEBA (Israel): A cricket club in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba has come to the rescue of several Indian researchers at the Ben-Gurion University in the Negev southern region, who had been struggling for a proper shelter while being under a complete siege with rockets raining over the country's south during the past one week. The Beersheba Cricket Club building, a two-storey structure close to the University, which is actually a shelter house with an underground floor, opened its door for the local residents immediately after rockets launched by Palestinian militants started to fall on Israel's southern areas and also extended the kind gesture ...
It’s fake! No new schedule for UP Board exams released, says Secretary – Times of India
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It’s fake! No new schedule for UP Board exams released, says Secretary – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Siksha Parishad or UP Board has denied issuing any revised date sheet for Class 12th or 10th board examinations 2021. A notification issued by the UP Board said, "The general public is informed that the time table related to conducting high school and intermediate examinations of the year 2021 between June 5, 2021 and June 25, 2021 circulating on WhatsApp on May 17, 2021 is absolutely fake." Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view resultCandidates are advised not to take cognizance of this fake news. "Action will be taken, we are getting an FIR registered against those who have made such fake information viral," said Divya Kant Shukla, Secretary, Education Council Uttar Pradesh Prayagraj. According to the WhatsApp message ...
Central Vista case sees heated arguments in Delhi High Court
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Central Vista case sees heated arguments in Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court Monday reserved its judgment in a petition seeking a stay on the ongoing construction at Central Vista Avenue amid the Covid pandemic, after a heated hearing in which a reference was made to Auschwitz and the project was termed the “central fortress of death”. While the Centre submitted that the PIL was a facade to “satisfy some kind of a vanity in mind of certain individuals”, the petitioners argued that the government was shooting the messenger and not bothering about the message regarding public health. The petition filed by Anya Malhotra, a translator, and Sohail Hashmi, historian and documentary filmmaker, stated that they are concerned by the “super spreading potential and threat” posed by the continuing construction at the project site and the pl...
Uranium arrests: Accused in judicial custody
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Uranium arrests: Accused in judicial custody

A SPECIAL court on Monday remanded in judicial custody the two persons who were arrested with over 7 kg uranium and who were in NIA custody. The NIA had sought two more days of custody, which was not granted by the court. The accused, Jigar Pandya and Abu Tahir, were arrested by the Maharashtra ATS on March 6 after 7 kg uranium was recovered from them earlier this year. As per the ATS investigation, the duo were trying to sell the uranium online. They were booked under the Atomic Energy Act after a BARC report confirmed that it was uranium, a radioactive substance. Considering the sensitive nature of the case, the matter was handed over to the NIA by the central government. The NIA took custody of the two accused last week and were questioning them to find out if there was ...
Leica may partner with Xiaomi or Honor for the next smartphone – Times of India
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Leica may partner with Xiaomi or Honor for the next smartphone – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Leica, the premium segment camera manufacturer is looking to partner with a new smartphone manufacturer. Citing inside sources, GSMArena reported that the Huawei-Leica partnership is coming to an end. The Huawei P50 will be the last smartphone of the company to come with a Leica-powered camera. Quoting a series of tweets by a tipster, GSMArena reported that with the end of this partnership, Leica is looking for a new smartphone maker. The report also adds that the camera manufacturer is considering going to Xiaomi, Honor or Sharp. The partnership between Leica and Huawei began in 2016 with the launch of the company's Huawei P9 smartphone. Leica contributed towards image processing, camera module design and UI design for the smartphone. So, it will be interesting to see who wi...
‘We are grateful to BCCI’: CA’s Nick Hockley on Australian players’ return
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‘We are grateful to BCCI’: CA’s Nick Hockley on Australian players’ return

Cricket Australia’s interim chief executive Nick Hockley on Monday said he was “grateful” to the BCCI for ensuring a “safe and quick” return of Australia’s IPL contingent from India following a stopover in Maldives. Australian players, including Pat Cummins, David Warner and Steve Smith, arrived in Sydney almost two weeks after the T20 league was indefinitely suspended following a breach in its COVID-19 bio-security bubble. “We are delighted. We’re really grateful to the BCCI for getting them home quickly and safely. I haven’t spoken to them since they’ve landed, but obviously we’ve been in text exchange and I’m sure they’ll be very relieved and very appreciative to be home,” Hockey was quoted as saying in Sydney Morning Herald. A group of 38 Australians, including 14 playe...
Gaza attack: Israeli air strikes hit Gaza as fighting enters second week | World News – Times of India
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Gaza attack: Israeli air strikes hit Gaza as fighting enters second week | World News – Times of India

Smoke and flames rise above a building during Israeli air strikes amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence in Gaza City GAZA/TEL AVIV: Israel bombed what it said were underground tunnels used by Hamas and Palestinian militants fired rocket barrages at Israeli cities as fighting spilled into a second week on Monday and international calls for a ceasefire mounted. After a night of heavy Israeli air strikes on areas across the Islamist Hamas-run enclave, Israel's military said Gaza militants had fired about 60 rockets towards Israeli cities overnight, down from 120 and 200 the two previous nights. A Palestinian sponge factory in northern Gaza was hit in a morning air strike and firefighters battled to quell the blaze, which sent plumes of smoke into the air. After rockets were fired...
Video | Bengaluru Group Delivers Free, Fresh Meals To Families In Covid Isolation
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Video | Bengaluru Group Delivers Free, Fresh Meals To Families In Covid Isolation

With hospital beds hard to find as India battles a devastating second wave of Covid infections, asymptomatic patients and those with mild symptoms are being encouraged to isolate themselves at home. But the fatigue caused by the infection makes it difficult to find the energy to cook healthy meals. This is where a group of Bengaluru-based NGOs, CoronaCare Bengaluru, has stepped in with their service, 'Food to your doorstep'. Source link
‘So I raped you.’ Facebook message renews fight for justice
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‘So I raped you.’ Facebook message renews fight for justice

Shannon Keeler was enjoying a weekend getaway with her boyfriend last year when she checked her Facebook messages for the first time in ages. A name popped up that stopped her cold. “So I raped you,” the person said in a burst of unread messages sent six months earlier. “I’ll never do it to anyone ever again.” “I need to hear your voice.” “I’ll pray for you.” The messages rocketed Keeler back to the life-shattering night in December 2013 when an upperclassman at Gettysburg College stalked her at a party, snuck into her dorm and barged into her room while she pleaded with him and texted friends for help. It was the final night of her first semester of college. Eight years later, she still hopes to persuade authorities in Pennsylvania to make an arrest, armed now with perhaps...
Sri Lanka lockdown: Sri Lanka ends 3-day Covid-19 lockdown | World News – Times of India
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Sri Lanka lockdown: Sri Lanka ends 3-day Covid-19 lockdown | World News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Monday lifted the three-day lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus but authorities asked people to stay indoors as over 2,000 daily new cases are being reported in the country. The three-day lockdown without imposing a curfew was meant to force people to remain indoors during the long weekend which coincided with the festivities at the end of Ramzan fast. A police spokesperson said the ending of the lockdown was only limited to the movements for essential work. “People can move out of their homes for essential work based on the last digit of their national identity card," the spokesman said. The odd number last digit identity card holders are allowed to step out on odd numbered days, while the even numbered are allowed on the even number days, he...
BREAKING | Narada Case: Court Grants Bail To 4 Accused Including 3 TMC Leaders Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee & Madan Mitra
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BREAKING | Narada Case: Court Grants Bail To 4 Accused Including 3 TMC Leaders Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee & Madan Mitra

Kolkata: The Bankshall Court has granted bail to West Bengal ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim, TMC MLA Madan Mitra, and former Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee after CBI arrested the four in connection with the 2016 Narada sting operation case.Earlier in the day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said that the court will decide on the matter while expressing disappointment over the arrests.The TMC supremo made these remarks after coming out of the CBI’s office at Nizam Palace in south Kolkata after nearly six hours.  ALSO READ | EXPLAINED: What Is Narada Bribery Case Which Led To The Arrest Of 4 TMC Ministers In West BengalThe CBI arrested West Bengal ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim, TMC MLA Madan Mitra, and former Kolkata mayor So...
Over 2 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses available with states: Centre | India News – Times of India
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Over 2 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses available with states: Centre | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: More than two crore Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union territories, while nearly three lakh doses are in the pipeline and will be received by them within the next three days, the Union health ministry said on Monday. The Centre has so far provided over 20 crore (20,76,10,230) vaccine doses to the states and Union territories for free. Of this, the total consumption, calculated on the basis of average figures, up to May 16, including wastage, is 18,71,13,705 doses (according to data available at 8 am on Monday), it added. "More than two crore Covid-19 vaccine doses (2,04,96,525) are still available with the states and UTs to be administered," the ministry said. Furthermore, 2,94,660 vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by the...
Sanofi-GSK reports success in virus vaccine, after setback – Times of India
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Sanofi-GSK reports success in virus vaccine, after setback – Times of India

PARIS: Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline's potential Covid-19 vaccine triggered strong immune responses in all adult age groups in preliminary trials after an earlier setback, boosting optimism the shot may join the fight against the pandemic this year. After two doses of the vaccine candidate, participants showed neutralizing antibodies in line with those found in people who had recovered from the disease, according to results of the Phase 2 trial released Monday. The drugmakers said they plan to begin late-stage trials and production in the coming weeks and hope to win regulatory approval for the vaccine before the end of 2021. Regulators have already authorized a number of Covid-19 vaccines, though experts say more are needed as public health authorities around the world race to vaccinate t...
Anticipating a third wave, Haryana government focuses on expanding health facilities
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Anticipating a third wave, Haryana government focuses on expanding health facilities

Even as Gurgaon recorded more recoveries from Covid than new cases for the second week in a row, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the government remains focused on augmenting health facilities in the district to combat current problems and also be prepared in case a third wave hits. He made the statement while inaugurating two Covid care facilities in the district. According to data from the daily bulletin issued by the health department, 28,414 people recovered last week while the number of new cases recorded was 16,013. In the preceding week also, between May 3 and May 9, the number of recoveries was 27,603 while the number of new cases was 25,860. The district, for the first time in almost a month, also recorded a weekly count of new cases lower than 20,00...
Cricket Australia needed to do more thorough investigation into ‘sandpapergate’, feels Adam Gilchrist | Cricket News – Times of India
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Cricket Australia needed to do more thorough investigation into ‘sandpapergate’, feels Adam Gilchrist | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Former Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist has said Cricket Australia (CA) needed to do a more thorough investigation into 'sandpapergate' when it happened and it is due to this reason that the issue will keep on lingering forever. In March 2018, Bancroft was caught on camera trying to change the condition of the ball using sandpaper in a Test match against South Africa in Cape Town. The incident later went on to be labelled as the 'sandpapergate' and is considered as one of the darkest moments in the history of Australian cricket. "It will linger forever, whether it is someone's book or an ad hoc interview," Gilchrist said on SEN's Gilly and Goss podcast, as reported by Fox Sports. "Eventually I think names will be named. I think there are some people who have it s...