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Rajnath to visit Sikkim and Darjeeling, offer Shastra Puja | India News – Times of India
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Rajnath to visit Sikkim and Darjeeling, offer Shastra Puja | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Defence minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting forward areas in Sikkim and the headquarters of the Army's 33 Corps at Sukna in the Darjeeling district during a two day tour starting Saturday, ANI has reported. While all attention is on the western part of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) over the last few months due to a standoff between Indian troops and those of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA), there has also been considerable mobilisation along the eastern sector in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh to prevent any attempts by the Chinese to step into Indian territory. The 33 Corps headquarters at Sukna is in charge of the LAC in Sikkim where conditions are no less difficult than in Ladakh. Infrastructure in forward areas is also an issue and Singh is slated to inaugurate ...
Satellite Imagery Captures East Troublesome Fire in Colorado
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Satellite Imagery Captures East Troublesome Fire in Colorado

The Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires burning in Colorado are now the two largest blazes in the state’s history, according to local reports. The Cameron Peak fire, which began on August 13, has scorched more than 206,000 acres. The East Troublesome fire, which is burning to the southwest of the Cameron Peak fire, has engulfed more than 170,000 acres. While the Cameron Peak fire is 57 percent contained, the East Troublesome fire remains only 5 percent contained. The combined area of the two fires is about 590 square miles. This satellite imagery, released by NOAA, uses visualization tools to show where the East Troublesome fire is burning. Smoke blowing eastward is also visible. Credit: NOAA via Storyful Source link
Trump calls India air ‘filthy’, is not entirely off the mark
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Trump calls India air ‘filthy’, is not entirely off the mark

Written by Esha Roy | October 24, 2020 4:54:52 am President Donald Trump speaks during the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden. (AP)In his debate against the Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday, US President Donald Trump, while talking about his administration’s track record on checking carbon emissions, referred to pollution levels in other countries, including India, and called their air “filthy”. Responding to a question on how the candidates proposed to combat climate change while supporting jo...
Sudan to normalize ties with Israel, in new breakthrough for Trump – Times of India
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Sudan to normalize ties with Israel, in new breakthrough for Trump – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Sudan on Friday agreed to be the latest Arab nation to recognize Israel in a diplomatic coup announced by President Donald Trump days before US elections. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed an accord at the White House last month to normalize relations with Israel but Sudan carries added symbolism as an Arab nation that has been at war with Israel. Trump announced the agreement by Sudan's year-old civilian-backed government moments after he formally moved to end the nation's designation of a state sponsor of terrorism, which was a major goal for Khartoum. Reporters were escorted into the Oval Office where Trump was on speakerphone with Sudan's leadership and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a close ally of the embattled Republican president. "This truly ch...
CSK vs MI: Ishan Kishan stars after Boult and Bumrah show in MI’s comprehensive win over CSK | Cricket News – Times of India
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CSK vs MI: Ishan Kishan stars after Boult and Bumrah show in MI’s comprehensive win over CSK | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah's devastating pace-bowling spell in tandem before Ishan Kishan's batting heroics helped Mumbai Indians' post a comprehensive 10-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in a completely lop-sided IPL match on Friday. With the embarrassing loss, CSK are all but out of reckoning for the play-offs with just six points from 11 games, while MI jumped to the top spot with 14 points from 10 matches. Scorecard | Points TableBowling in tandem, Boult (4/18) and Bumrah (2/25) reduced CSK to 21 for 5 inside powerplay with three and two wickets respectively and CSK never recovered from there, limping to 114 for 9, largely thanks to Sam Curran's 52. Chasing 115 for a win, Kishan (68 not out), opening in place of regular skipper Rohit Sharma who missed out due to a ha...
Rajnath to review operational readiness in eastern sector with China | India News – Times of India
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Rajnath to review operational readiness in eastern sector with China | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh will review the operational situation and military preparedness in the north-east sector during a visit over the weekend, amidst the continuing military confrontation in eastern Ladakh with China. Singh on Saturday will leave for the Sukna-based 33 Corps, a crucial Army formation that has the 17 (Gangtok), 27 (Kalimpong) and 20 (Binnaguri) Mountain Divisions (each division has 10,000-12,000 soldiers) earmarked for the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. He will on Sunday then visit Sherathang, Nathu La and other forward areas near the LAC in Sikkim. “The minister will get briefings and interact with troops during the visit. He will also perform `shastra puja’ at one of the forward locations on the occasion of Dussehra,” said an official. Si...
State govt allows BEST buses to operate with 100% capacity
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State govt allows BEST buses to operate with 100% capacity

Written by Neeraj Tiwari | Mumbai | October 24, 2020 3:36:26 am The order stated commuters should wear masks and use hand sanitisers while travelling. Currently, BEST operates 4,300 buses in the city and MMR. (File)The state government Friday allowed Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses to operate with full capacity. Till now, BEST buses were being allowed to run at 50 per cent capacity. The order stated commuters should wear masks and use hand sanitisers while travelling. Currently, BEST operates 4,300 buses in the city and MMR. This includes 2,700 BEST buses, 300 state transport buses, and 1,100 wet leasing buses. These ...
PCB moves Zimbabwe T20s from Lahore to Rawalpindi due to air pollution | Cricket News – Times of India
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PCB moves Zimbabwe T20s from Lahore to Rawalpindi due to air pollution | Cricket News – Times of India

Pakistan's three-match Twenty20 series against Zimbabwe next month has been shifted to Rawalpindi over health concerns due to Lahore's deteriorating air quality, the country's cricket board (PCB) said on Friday. The three matches, originally scheduled to be held at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, will now be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Nov. 7, 8 and 10. "The early onset of hazardous pollution and subsequent poor air quality meant that the risk to keep matches in Lahore at this stage was too great," said PCB chief executive Wasim Khan in a statement. Earlier this month, the PCB also shifted the three-match one-day international series against Zimbabwe from Multan to Rawalpindi due to logistical reasons. Meanwhile, the last four Pakistan Super League matches, including the ...
Verstappen and Stroll collide in eventful Portuguese GP practice | Racing News – Times of India
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Verstappen and Stroll collide in eventful Portuguese GP practice | Racing News – Times of India

Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll collided in an eventful second practice for the first Portuguese Grand Prix in 24 years on Friday while Valtteri Bottas set the pace for Formula One champions Mercedes. The afternoon saw two red flag interruptions, first when AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly pulled over with his car in flames and then when Red Bull's Verstappen and Racing Point's Stroll smashed into each other. Tempers flare as Stroll and Verstappen collide at Turn 1 💥#PortugueseGP 🇵🇹 #F1 https://t.co/9xhTKe43dp— Formula 1 (@F1) 1603470240000There was plenty of swearing from Verstappen over the team radio after the impact as he tried to go through on the inside, including suggesting Stroll was blind. "I was so surprised that he just turned in while I was coming up to him. I don't know where I h...
Kangana Ranaut Takes A Jibe At Aamir Khan In Recent Tweet
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Kangana Ranaut Takes A Jibe At Aamir Khan In Recent Tweet

Mumbai: Days after a complaint was filed against her for spreading hate, actress Kangana Ranaut on Friday said she is ready to go to jail. She also revived the intolerance row, this time targeting actor Aamir Khan.Earlier this week, the Mumbai Police issued summons to Kangana and her sister Rangoli Chandel following an FIR lodged against them with sedition charges included.Also READ: Another Complaint Lodged Against Kangana Ranaut; Actress Says ‘Waiting To Be In Jail Soon’"I worship people like Savarkar, Neta Bose and Rani of Jhansi. Today the government, trying to put me in jail that makes me feel confident of my choices, waiting to be in jail soon n go through the same miseries my idols were subjected to, it will give a meaning to my life, Jai Hind," she tweeted.Sh...
UPSC Prelims result 2020 announced, check here – Times of India
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UPSC Prelims result 2020 announced, check here – Times of India

NEW DELHI: UPSC Prelims 2020 results have been announced by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday i.e., October 23, 2020. The results can be accessed from the Commission's website — upsc.gov.in. This year, the Commission conducted the Civil Service preliminary examination on October 4, 2020. Direct link: UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination-2020 Result The result notification reads “The candidature of these candidates is provisional. In accordance with the Rules of the Examination, all these candidates have to apply again in the Detailed Application Form-I (DAF-I) for the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020, which will be available on the website of the Union Public Service Commission (https://upsconline.nic.in) during the period from 28/10/2020 to 11/11/2...
CSK vs MI Live Score: Boult helps Mumbai restrict Chennai to 114/9 | Cricket News – Times of India
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CSK vs MI Live Score: Boult helps Mumbai restrict Chennai to 114/9 | Cricket News – Times of India

CSK vs MI: Live Blog | Live Scorecard | Target for MI - 1150.2 overs: FOUR! Quinton de Kock opens his and his team's account with a four to third man boundary. MI 4/0Welcome Back! Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan to start the MI run chase. Deepak Chahar with the ball for CSK. Trent Boult (4-1-18-4):"Nice to get a couple early (wickets) on and hopefully we can go out and get these. Lot of swing early on which was nice, the job is only half done and we have to bat well and put some pressure on these guys. I felt like probably I put out my best performance in the last few games and today it was nice to get a couple of wickets. One of our great fast bowlers back home (On working with MI bowling coach Shane Bond) and nice to be working with a familiar face and obviously with experienced guys...
Huawei launches 12000mAh 66W two-way fast charging power bank, 50W wireless and 66W wired car chargers – Times of India
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Huawei launches 12000mAh 66W two-way fast charging power bank, 50W wireless and 66W wired car chargers – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Smartphone maker Huawei launched its flagship smartphone range at an online event on October 22. Along with the range of smartphones, the company also launched a new 12000 mAh 66W SuperCharge Power Bank, 50W SuperCharge Wireless Car Charger and 66W SuperCharge wired car charger. The Power Bank comes with three 4020 mAh batteries and comes with 66W USB Type C input. The company claims that the power bank can complete in 1.8 hours. The device features USB Type A output port. Huawei adds that both input and output port support 66W charging. The power bank comes with four LED indicators. The first LED indicator is steady green in quick charge mode and steady white in standard charge mode. The Huawei 66W SuperCharge Power Bank consists of 2 USB A output ports which means users can...
Delhi HC restrains Republic TV from using ‘Newshour’
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Delhi HC restrains Republic TV from using ‘Newshour’

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 24, 2020 2:58:58 am The court passed the order in a suit filed by the Bennett Coleman & Co. Limited against ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd, seeking a decree of permanent injunction against Republic TV from using the trademark and the tagline. THE DELHI High Court on Friday restrained Republic TV from using the trademark ‘NEWS HOUR’, or any other mark deceptively similar to it, but declined to pass any interim order to stop the use of the tagline ‘Nation Wants to Know’ by the channel. The court passed the order in a suit filed by the Bennett Coleman & Co. Limited against ARG Outlier Media Pvt L...
Shah Rukh Khan wishes former cricketer Kapil Dev ‘speedy recovery’ – Times of India
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Shah Rukh Khan wishes former cricketer Kapil Dev ‘speedy recovery’ – Times of India

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Friday wished former cricketer Kapil Dev a "speedy recovery," after the latter underwent an angioplasty earlier in the day. The 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' actor took to Twitter and said, "Get well sooner than soon Paaji! @therealkapildev." "Wishing you a speedy recovery as fast as your bowling & batting. Love to you sir," his tweet further read. Get well sooner than soon Paaji! @therealkapildev wishing you a speedy recovery as fast as your bowling & batting. Love to you sir— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) 1603456970000 The World Cup-winning captain, Dev, was admitted to a hospital in the early hours of Friday after he complained of chest pain. The hospital, Fortis Escorts Okhla Road, issued a statement saying the former cricketer is currently in ICU an...
Huawei Mate 30E Pro with quad-camera launched – Times of India
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Huawei Mate 30E Pro with quad-camera launched – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Smartphone maker Huawei launched its flagship series of smartphones Mate40 series. Along with the launch of flagship smartphones, the company has also upgraded the existing Mate 30 Pro. The new smartphone is powered by Huawei's own Kirin 990E processor, which is the improved version of the earlier launched Kirin 990. The company has not yet revealed the price of Huawei Mate 30E Pro, but the smartphone device is up for pre-booking in China. The customers can purchase the smartphone in four colour options -- Space Silver, Emerald Green, Cosmic Purple, and Black. Huawei Mate 30E Pro specificationsThe Huawei Mate 30E Pro comes with a 6.53-inch full HD+ OLED display with 1176x2400 pixel resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio. The handset runs Android 10 operating system topped with the ...
88 fire engines, tankers battle blaze at central Mumbai mall
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88 fire engines, tankers battle blaze at central Mumbai mall

Written by Sanjana Bhalerao | Mumbai | October 24, 2020 2:16:40 am At least 10 lakh litres of water were used by 88 fire engines till 2.30 pm on Friday to control the blaze. (Photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)Four firemen and a deputy fire officer were injured in one of the worst fires seen in the city which led to the deployment of 88 fire engines and water tankers. The blaze broke out at the four-storey City Centre Mall in central Mumbai at 8.53 pm on Thursday and had not been  contained till the time of this report going to the press. All those present inside the mall were safely evacuated within minutes after the fire broke at an electronic/mobile shop on t...
Why it smells like smoke across Brisbane
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Why it smells like smoke across Brisbane

A bushfire on Fraser Island and winds from the north are the reasons why suburbs across Brisbane are blanketed with smoke this morning.A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson said while there were standard hazard reductions taking place, there were no active bushfires or big burns in the immediate Brisbane area.The spokesperson said calls had been coming in since 1am about the strong smell of smoke across the city.A ‘stay informed’ notice was issued by the QFES yesterday about the Fraser Island fire, which was burning along the Wathumba track and to the west of Orchid Beach township.People in the area were warned they would be affected by smoke, with reduced visibility and air quality.Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Shane Kennedy said reasonable northerly winds were the r...
WhatsApp Android app is getting face unlock for better security – Times of India
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WhatsApp Android app is getting face unlock for better security – Times of India

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is gearing up to roll out face unlock security option for its Android app. The feature is already available on iPhones, however, is missing on Android. As per a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApps has already submitted the update through Google Play beta program. WhatsApp for Android already has a fingerprint biometric security option. While there is no official release date, you can expect face unlock to come to Android phones soon. Once it is rolled out you will get the option to use your Android phone’s face unlock to secure your WhatsApp chat. However, note that this is device centric. The moment you change your phone, you will have to turn on ‘face unlock’ on the new phone to use the feature. This security feature is similar to fingerprint biometric lock and sho...