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Water level at Mettur Dam stands at 103.71 feet

The water level at Mettur Dam stood at 103.71 feet on Wednesday against its full level of 120 feet. The inflow was 1,302 cusecs and the discharge 1,000 cusecs. COMMents SHARE Copy link Email Facebook Twitter Telegram LinkedIn WhatsApp Reddit Source link
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Stock Market Swings Wild: Sensex Gains 158 Points, Nifty Closes In Red Post-Budget

Sensex and Nifty, the two key equity benchmarks, on Wednesday gave up the gains during the fag-end of the session as bears took control over Dalal Street. The BSE Sensex managed to close in the green, however, the NSE Nifty50 ended day’s trade in the negative zone, with financials, especially public sector banks, and metals, weighing heavily on the benchmark indices. The fall comes despite a populist Budget announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The S&P BSE Sensex ended 158 points down to 59,708, while the NSE Nifty50 closed at 17,616, down 46 points. The NSE Nifty oscillated 263 points in the session to end 46 points lower at 17,616. Nifty closes in the red on Budget day for the first time in three years. On the 30-share Sensex platform, Bajaj Finserv, ...
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Bose would be embarrassed to know he was being used to diminish Nehru, Gandhi: Ramachandra Guha | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: On most issues barring non-violence, Subhas Chandra Bose was on the same page as Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru and would have been "embarrassed and pained" to know he was being used to diminish the two leaders, claimed historian Ramachandra Guha. Speaking on the launch of the third edition of his seminal work "India After Gandhi", Guha on Tuesday noted that it was Bose who called Gandhi "Father of the Nation" and wondered "how did they (the BJP) manage to convert Gandhi, Bose, Nehru and Patel who all worked together into rivals". "On most things except non-violence, Bose was on the same side as Gandhi and Nehru. He would be the first person to be appalled, embarrassed and pained by what is going on, that Bose is being used to decertify Gandhi and Nehru," said the renown...
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Australia: Tiny Radioactive Capsule Missing For Over 2 Weeks Found After 6-Day Search Op

After a “relentless search”, the team looking for a radioactive capsule lost in Western Australia around two weeks ago is learnt to have found it. The 8mm by 6mm capsule that had triggered a radiation alert and posed a "significant public health risk" was part of a secure device on a truck travelling from a mine site to Perth and believed to have fallen from it during transportation somewhere along the Great Northern Highway, the longest one in Australia. It was spotted by the side of the road south of the town of Newman, The Guardian reported. The spot where the capsule was found is just a short distance from the Rio Tinto mine site in Western Australia’s Pilbara region from where it had undertaken its 1,400-km journey to Perth, according to the report.  The Australia...
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US Department Of Justice Opens Investigation Into Tesla’s Driver-Assistance Features

New Delhi: US Department of Justice (DOJ) has opened an investigation into Tesla's driver-assistance features, the company said on Tuesday in a financial document, as per the news agency AFP. The filing comes amid an ongoing National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) review of the electric carmaker's "Autopilot" system. "The company has received requests from the DOJ for documents related to Tesla's Autopilot and FSD (full self-driving) features," the Securities and Exchange Commission filing said Tuesday, reported AFP. While Tesla did not say what the requests from the department of justice were exactly, but media reports claim that the DOJ is looking into whether Autopilot’s design and claims about its capabilities provide users a false sense of security,...
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T-Mobile hacking: Google Fi customers also hit by data breach – Times of India

Earlier this month, T-Mobile said that hackers have stolen data of 37 million customers. Google has now confirmed that its cell network provider Google Fi also suffered a data breach, which is likely related to telecom giant's security breach.As per media reports, Google sent out an email to Fi subscribers, informing them about the breach. Notably, the technology giant did not name T-Mobile in the email but it is reported that Google Fi relies primarily on T-Mobile's 5G network and US Cellular.Google also highlights that only a limited amount of Google Fi subscribers data, that was used to provide customer support, has been compromised. The accessed information included phone numbers and limited technical information, including when customers' account was activated, SIM card serial numb...
Sports

Novak Djokovic played Australian Open with 3cm tear in hamstring: Craig Tiley | Tennis News – Times of India

Novak Djokovic played with a three-centimetre (1.2 inches) tear in his hamstring during his run to a record-extending 10th Australian Open title, tournament director Craig Tiley said on Wednesday.The Serbian, who suffered the hamstring injury en route to winning the warm-up title in Adelaide, won the season-opening major after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday's final for a men's record 22nd Grand Slam title, matching Rafa Nadal's haul."This guy I did see, he had a three-centimetre tear in his hammy," Tiley told SEN Sportsday. "Absolutely (I saw the scans), the doctors are going to tell you the truth."There was a lot of speculation about whether it was true or not, it's hard to believe that they can do what they do with those kinds of injuries."He's remarkable, to deal with it extrem...
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2 Foreigners Dead As Massive Avalanche Strikes J&K’s Gulmarg, Rescue Operation Underway

Two Polish were killed and 19 others were rescued when a massive avalanche struck a group of visitors in Jammu and Kashmir's famed ski resort of Gulmarg, police said, news agency ANI reported. According to police, rescue activities are still ongoing. Afarwat summit was devastated by an avalanche this afternoon. A video from the scene shows the visitors' horror as the whoosh of snow fell. Taking to Twitter, Baramullah Police stated: "Rescue ops at Gulmarg avalanche, Baramulla police teams along with others on job.So far 19 foreign nationals have been rescued successfully. Dead bodies of 2 foreign nationals recovered being shifted to hospital for medico legal procedure." Rescue ops at Gulmarg avalanche, Baramulla police teams along with others on job.Sofar 19 forei...
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Subhash Ghai announces a new film with Jackie Shroff on his birthday: ‘Once a HERO, always a ‘HERO’ – Times of India

Subhash Ghai took to his Instagram handle to share a sweet birthday post for his 'dearest' Jackie Shroff. The filmmaker also announced a new film with the actor in the post.Check out the post here:He wrote, 'Once a HERO -always a HERO. BORN as a new super HERO in our film HERO 1983 and #YAADEIN 2001. now comes in 2023 as a heart warming super HERO on big screen film being produced by ‪@MuktaArtsLtd‬ on our script never before. HAPPY BIRTHDAY @bindasbhidu (sic).'His co-star and friend Anil Kapoor also shared a throwback photo of them together from one of their films and wrote, 'Happy Birthday to a gem of a person, one of my favourite co-stars, brother & friend! @apnabhidu!!'Check out his post here:Jackie Shroff made his big Bollywood debut with Subhash Ghai's 'Hero' in 1983. The dire...
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APOSS Time Table 2023: AP Open Inter, SSC exam schedule released on apopenschool.ap.gov.in – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh Open School Society on Wednesday released the APOSS Time Table 2023 for SSC and Inter annual examinations. Students who are going to appear for the APOSS Class 10, 12 exams 2023 can check the detailed timetable on the official website - apopenschool.ap.gov.in.As per the official schedule, APOSS exam 2023 for both Class 10 and 12 will commence from April 03. The APOSS Inter exam 2023 will conclude on April 16 while APOSS SSC exam 2023 will end on April 17.Students can check the detailed schedule below in this article as well as follow the simple steps mentioned to download the APOSS exam 2023 schedule from the official website.Direct Link: Download APOSS Exam ScheduleHow to download APOSS Time Table 2023?Step 1: Visit the official website at apopenschool.ap.gov....
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WATCH: Hanuma Vihari bats with a broken wrist, plays one-handed shots during Ranji Trophy | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It was deja vu of sorts on Wednesday to see Indian cricketer Hanuma Vihari bat on Day 2 of Andhra Pradesh's Ranji Trophy quarter-final match against Madhya Pradesh in Indore. Fans were reminded of his Sydney Cricket Ground (CSG) heroics on India's last tour of Australia, where he batted with a strapped hamstring, along with R Ashwin, who was battling a back strain to deny Australia a win and the series lead.Vihari, who sustained a broken wrist after being hit by a short delivery by pacer Avesh Khan, retired hurt on 16 in Andhra's first innings. When Andhra lost 9 of their batters, Vihari once again came out to bat. He batted left-handed and played some one-handed shots.WATCH HANUMA VIHARI BAT LEFT-HANDED HERE:What a champion. Always putting team ahead of himself. Shows the co...
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How Nirmala Sitharaman’s Amrit Kaal Budget 2023 gives priority to women | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the fifth budget on Wednesday which is the last full budget of the Narendra Modi government in its second term. Among other things, the budget would be remembered for according special importance to women.Before presenting Budget 2023 in Parliament, Sitharaman called on President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday morning. It was for the first time in the country’s history that a woman finance minister presented the budget to a woman president.In fact, the budget session of Parliament in itself has created a history of sorts. The first two consecutive days of the session belonged to women. President Murmu addressed the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament on the opening day of the budget session on Tuesday. On...
Sports

Watch: Azam Khan gets angry after Naseem Shah teases him in Bangladesh Premier League

Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah was involved in a controversial moment after he was spotted making fun of his countryman, Azam Khan, during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) match between Comilla Victorians and Khulna Tigers on Tuesday. This was after Naseem Khan tried to run into Azam Khan while he was making his way to the crease. But Azam seemed in no mood to entertain the speedster and pushed him away. However, the matter did not end there as Pakistan pacer emulated Azam’s walking style to the crease. It led to several Pakistan fans slamming Naseem’s action. Naseem Shah teasing Azam Khan at the Bangladesh Premier League #BPL2023 #Cricket pic.twitter.com/IsJgBLcE0i — Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) January 31, 2023 “Naseem Shah mocking his country fellow Azam Khan isnt good even for fun s...
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‘Few Good Things’ To ‘Drop In The Ocean For Middle Class’: Congress Reacts To Union Budget

The Congress seemed to have mixed feelings on the Union budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharama even as she dubbed it as the blueprint for a prosperous India. While some leaders of the party acknowledged 'some good things' about the budget, few others called it 'a drop in the ocean' for the middle class. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that there were some good things in the Budget, however, added that it also lacked to answer some fundamental questions on issues such as poor rural labour, employment and inflation. Tharoor said, "There are some good things in #UnionBudget2023 but there was no mention of MNREGA, poor rural labour, employment & inflation. Some fundamental questions remained to be answered." There are some good things in #Unio...
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Missing Radioactive Capsule Found On Remote Road In Western Australia, Say Authorities

New Delhi: The Australian authorities have said that they have found the missing radioactive capsule in the country, as reported by the news agency AFP. The tiny capsule went missing last week. According to an emergency services official, the capsule was found along a 1,400 km stretch of highway, Reuters reported. According to AFP, a tiny but dangerously radioactive capsule, which fell off a truck along a remote stretch of desert highway in Australia, has been found, authorities say. The six-day hunt came to an end after a search vehicle detected radiation while travelling along the highway. The capsule was being verified by the military and it would be taken to a secure facility in Perth on Thursday, Emergency Services Minister Stephen Dawson said in a news conference...
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Erode (East) bypoll | Unaccounted for cash amounting to ₹1 lakh seized by election officials

Election officials on Tuesday night seized unaccounted for cash to the tune of ₹1 lakh from a textile trader from Chennai, in Erode. Members of a Static Surveillance Team intercepted a car at the Karungalpalayam check-post and found the cash in the vehicle. The car owner was proceeding towards the textile market in the city. Since he could not produce any documents for the cash he was carrying, the team seized the cash and handed it over to the Returning Officer and Corporation Commissioner, K. Sivakumar. Later, the money was deposited at the treasury.So far, the teams have seized cash amounting to ₹9.43 lakh, for want of documents, since the model code of conduct came into effect on January 18. The teams have also seized liquor bottles, tobacco and ganja during their vehicle checks. Di...
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Mobile manufacturing in India crossed 31 crore units in 2022-23: FM during Union Budget – Times of India

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that mobile phone manufacturing in India has increased from 5.8 units in 2014-15 to 31 crore units valued at in 2022-23 financial year. While presenting the budget in the Parliament, the FM said that the government will exempt customs duty on imports of certain parts to drive mobile phone production units in the country."As a result of the various initiatives of the government, including phased manufacturing programs, mobile production in India increased from 5.8 crore units valued at Rs 18,900 crore in 2014-15 to 31 crore units valued at Rs 2,75,000 crore in the last financial year," Sitharaman said in her Union Budget speech. Sitharaman said that the central government will exempt customs duty on imports of certain parts such as camera lens...