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wto:  WTO puts off key Geneva meet over variant concerns – Times of India
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wto: WTO puts off key Geneva meet over variant concerns – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Four days before kick-off, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) put off a ministerial meeting that was to decide on crucial global rules, citing heightened risk after the outbreak of the “particularly transmissible” African variant of the coronavirus. The decision, which came on Friday night, followed a fresh Covid wave in Europe with countries such as Switzerland hit particularly hard. Switzerland has one of the lowest vaccination rate in western Europe with an estimated 65% population having been jabbed. The WTO, however, steered clear of the situation in Europe and blamed the new variant found in parts of Africa for the indefinite postponement. “The General Council agreed to postpone the imminent ministerial conference after an outbreak of a particularly transmissible strai...
Mumbai cruise drugs case: ‘No proof’ against alleged supplier of Aryan, Arbaaz – Times of India
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Mumbai cruise drugs case: ‘No proof’ against alleged supplier of Aryan, Arbaaz – Times of India

MUMBAI: A special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act court that granted bail to the alleged drug supplier of Aryan Khan and Arbaaz Merchant in the cruise liner drug seizure case has observed that barring his statement there is no prima facie evidence to show that he was the supplier of the contraband. “Therefore, contention of the prosecution cannot be accepted that applicant is peddler and that he supplied contraband to accused no 2 (Merchant),” special judge VV Patil said. Santacruz resident Shivraj Harijan (33) was arrested on October 9 on the basis of Merchant’s alleged statement and 62 grams of charas was allegedly recovered from him. While Harijan was granted bail on Monday, the detailed order copy was made available on Friday. The court also said that conside...
No such thing as too much dissent: Bombay high court judge | India News – Times of India
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No such thing as too much dissent: Bombay high court judge | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: “Governments will come and governments will go, but the idea of India, the Constitutional idea of India, resilient though it has proved to be, must be protected,” Justice Gautam Patel of the Bombay high court said on Friday, adding “history will not judge us by our highways or bridges or statues, it will judge us by how well we have preserved the Constitutional idea of India and saved it from being undermined.” “In the Constitutional scheme of things there is no such thing as too much noise or too much dissent. If there is one thing the Constitution does not contemplate it is the comfort of conformity or the tranquility of the familiar,” said the HC judge as chief speaker at The Leaflet’s Constitution Day talk titled ‘Undermining the idea of India: The Way Forward’. “The counter...
Bengal: 701 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths
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Bengal: 701 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths

With this latest rise, Bengal’s Covid-19 infection tally has gone up to 16,14,152 cases. Eleven new deaths were recorded in the state, taking the toll to 19,450. The state also recorded 717 Covid-19 recoveries in the past 24 hours. The number of people cured of the infection in the state has now gone up to 15,86,882, the bulletin said. Source link
2nd incident this month: Attacked, forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Ranchi, say Kashmiri traders; cops say 3 held
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2nd incident this month: Attacked, forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Ranchi, say Kashmiri traders; cops say 3 held

A group of Kashmiri traders were allegedly attacked and forced to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Pakistan murdabad” in Ranchi’s Doranda on Saturday morning, about two weeks after a similar incident was reported in the area. Police said three suspects have been arrested and an FIR has been registered over the case. Asked whether any organisation was behind the attacks, Ranchi Senior Superintendent of Police Surendra Jha said, “It is a matter of investigation.” “We have formed a team to investigate why two similar incidents have occurred against Kashmiri people in the city,” the SSP said. “In the current incident, three persons have been arrested.”The complaint was filed by Rizwan Ahmad Wani, 34, who comes from J&K and lives in Jharkhand’s Doranda and sells winter clothing in Ranchi. He t...
Yami Gautam on her first birthday after marriage: Plan is to spend the entire day with the family and take breaks in between shoots – Times of India
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Yami Gautam on her first birthday after marriage: Plan is to spend the entire day with the family and take breaks in between shoots – Times of India

Bollywood actress Yami Gautam who recently got married to Aditya Dhar, shares that her first birthday post her wedding feels ‘extra special’. Speaking to a news portal, Yami reveals how she plans on celebrating the day. The ‘Uri’ actress shares that the plan is to spend the entire day with the family and take breaks in between shoots. She shares that her mom is flying down from Chandigarh, and looks forward to it with excitement as they would be travelling to another town. The actress also added that her in-laws will be there too, and they’d all be celebrating the special together. The actress also feels that her idea of a ‘grand celebration’ is a little different. Elaborating further, the ‘Bhoot Police’ actor says she’s very ‘old school’ -- she loves celebrating the day with her fam...
Poverty index: UP, Bihar, MP districts lagging
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Poverty index: UP, Bihar, MP districts lagging

Three districts in Uttar Pradesh has nearly 70 per cent and above population who are multidimensionally poor, and Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh combined have the top 10 districts with highest poverty ratio among states, according to the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report prepared by the NITI Aayog. Kerala is a standout state with lowest percentage of population being multidimensionally poor at 0.71%, with nine out of its 14 districts having poverty ratio of less than 1%. Kottayam is an outlier district with not even a single poor person. This is based on data analysed from the first ever MPI report, which puts the all-India poverty ratio at 25.01%. The MPI seeks to measure poverty across its multiple dimensions and in effect complements existing poverty statistics bas...
mann ki baat:   PM Modi to address Mann Ki Baat tomorrow | India News – Times of India
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mann ki baat: PM Modi to address Mann Ki Baat tomorrow | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Mann Ki Baat will address the 11th Mann Ki Baat of 2021 on Sunday. "Tune in at 11 AM tomorrow. #MannKiBaat," tweeted PM Modi. The programme will be broadcast on the entire network of AIR and Doordarshan and also on AIR News and mobile app. "Mann ki Baat" is the Prime Minister's monthly radio address, which is broadcast on the last Sunday of every month however, this time the programme will be broadcast on the second last Sunday of the month. Source link
Jota double sets up Liverpool rout of Southampton in Premier League | Football News – Times of India
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Jota double sets up Liverpool rout of Southampton in Premier League | Football News – Times of India

LIVERPOOL: Diogo Jota struck after just 97 seconds as Liverpool closed to within one point of Premier League leaders Chelsea after a 4-0 stroll against Southampton on Saturday. Liverpool's long unbeaten run was ended by high-flying West Ham earlier this month but they have clicked effortlessly back into gear, scoring 10 goals without reply in three games since that defeat. Portugal forward Jota scored a first-half double at Anfield, with Thiago Alcantara adding a third to effectively end the contest against their demoralised opponents eight minutes before half-time. A goal from former Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk early in the second half underlined the dominance of the home side. Jurgen Klopp's team, who won the Premier League in 2020, have now scored 39 goals in 13 league games...
Death rate of children affected by malnutrition surged in Afghanistan: Report – Times of India
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Death rate of children affected by malnutrition surged in Afghanistan: Report – Times of India

KABUL: Amid the severe shortages of medical supplies, the death rate of children affected by malnutrition in Afghanistan has surged in recent months, Afghan officials said. Officials at the Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital said that the number of malnourished children has recently jumped by 50 per cent, Tolo News reported. "The number of patients has increased recently. Our work is being affected as the number of patients is overwhelming, and the death rate among the children has also increased. If there is no solution found for the problem, we will face a complete shortage of equipment," said Farid Ahmad Andishmand, a doctor. The head of Indira Gandhi Children Hospital, Mohammad Latif Bahir, expressed concern over the suspension of aid to the health sector. "The number of our patients...
Russia jails 5 people over coal mine disaster that killed 51 – Times of India
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Russia jails 5 people over coal mine disaster that killed 51 – Times of India

MOSCOW: A Russian court on Saturday ordered five people to remain in pre-trial detention for two months pending an investigation into a devastating blast in a coal mine in Siberia that resulted in dozens of deaths. Russian authorities reported 51 deaths after a methane explosion rocked the Listvyazhnaya mine in the Kemerovo region in southwestern Siberia on Thursday — 46 miners and five rescuers. The tragedy appears to be the deadliest in Russia since 2010. The Central District Court in the city of Kemerovo ruled to jail the director of the Listvyazhnaya mine, Sergei Makhrakov, his deputy Andrei Molostvov and section supervisor Sergei Gerasimenok. They are facing charges of violating industrial safety requirements for hazardous production facilities that resulted in multiple deaths. If ...
1st Test: The time I walked in, I knew that ball is keeping low, says KS Bharat | Cricket News – Times of India
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1st Test: The time I walked in, I knew that ball is keeping low, says KS Bharat | Cricket News – Times of India

KANPUR: India substitute wicket-keeper batter KS Bharat revealed that he only had 12 minutes to get ready for the clash against New Zealand in the ongoing first Test on Saturday. Bharat was included in the playing after Wriddhiman Saha had to be taken out due to the stiffness in his neck. "Normally, I was doing my morning routine and then the support staff told me to get ready. I only had 12 minutes to get set for the game," KS Bharat told Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin in a video posted on BCCI TV. Special: @ashwinravi99 takes centre stage to interview Mr. Fifer @akshar2026 & Super sub @KonaBharat. 👏You don't… https://t.co/tcf7JodvpW— BCCI (@BCCI) 1638025709000Talking about his catch which dismissed the Kiwi batter Will Young, Bharat said, "I knew the time I walked in that the ...
Junior Hockey World Cup: High-flying India thrash Poland 8-2 to set up quarter-final against Belgium | Hockey News – Times of India
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Junior Hockey World Cup: High-flying India thrash Poland 8-2 to set up quarter-final against Belgium | Hockey News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Sanjay Kumar, Araijeet Singh Hundal and Sudeep Chirmako scored a brace each as defending champions India trounced Poland 8-2 to qualify for the quarterfinals of the FIH Men's Junior Hockey World Cup on Saturday. After scoring hat-tricks in the first two games, vice captain Sanjay (4th, 58th) continued his goal-scoring spree for India while Hundal (8th, 60th), who scored a hat-trick against Canada, too registered his name on the scoresheet. Chirmako (24th, 40th) also contributed to the team's win while Uttam Singh (34th) and Shardanand Tiwari (38th) were the other goal scorers for the hosts in the Pool B game. Poland scored both their goals in the fourth and final quarter through Wojciech Rutkowski (50th) and Robert Pawlak (54th). Araijeet Singh Hundal scores his 2nd goal mo...
Delhi police stations get new law & order inspector
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Delhi police stations get new law & order inspector

Each police station in Delhi will now be headed by the Station House Officer (SHO), inspector (law and order), and inspector (investigation), as per an order issued by Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana. The law and order post has been created to separate investigation from law and order duties. It will replace the current anti-terror operator inspector post. As per the order, the SHO will be the chief investigating officer/officer-in-charge and will supervise the work and conduct of the two inspectors. “The standing order… (is) not meant to be watertight compartmentalisation… discretion vests with the DCP to assign any other duty given the dynamic field situations albeit with reasonable justification and due deliberation and in consultation with senior formations,” it reads. All...
Delhi: 2.95 lakh construction workers get Rs 5,000
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Delhi: 2.95 lakh construction workers get Rs 5,000

Financial assistance worth Rs 5,000 each was deposited on Saturday in the accounts of 2.95 lakh construction workers, according to a communication from the Delhi government. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced financial aid for construction workers who have been impacted by the ban on construction and demolition activities in order to mitigate air pollution. The remaining workers are likely to receive the amount over the next two days. Additional registration drives will be held through camps organised in the city for the workers who are not registered. The estimated number of construction workers in Delhi is around 10 lakh. Nearly 7 lakh workers are either already registered or are in the process of getting themselves registered. A total of 6 lakh workers are registered with...
Travellers jump hoops to leave South Africa as Covid variant hits – Times of India
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Travellers jump hoops to leave South Africa as Covid variant hits – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: Eyes welling up with frustration and relief, Belgian Valerie Leduc and a friend walked from a ticket counter at Johannesburg international airport having secured a flight seat home via Ethiopia. But they will only be flying out in three days time. "We were feeling like we have committed a crime," said the 30-year-old Antwerp resident, rejected from her original flight home via Zurich after Switzerland shut it doors to all non-citizens coming from South Africa. Their new tickets cost them 1,000 euros ($1,130) each. Leduc and her friend Sander Verstraelen, later sat down in a cafe reflecting on the previous 24 hours. Travellers left stranded after a slew of countries banned flights from South Africa on Friday, amid concerns about a new coronavirus variant ,are jumping throug...
Nawab Malik alleges unidentified men carrying out surveillance on him, family
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Nawab Malik alleges unidentified men carrying out surveillance on him, family

MAHARASHTRA CABINET minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik claimed that there is a conspiracy to implicate him in a false case and said that he has evidence that some unidentified individuals were following him and carrying out surveillance of his family members. Malik said that he will approach the Mumbai Police Commissioner in this regard soon and will also write a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah.   “People are trying to frame me the way they framed Anil Deshmukh. I will soon approach Mumbai Police Commissioner in this regard,” Maharashtra Cabinet Minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik said. Malik claimed that his house was under surveillance and recently two people were caught close to his house when they were clicking pictures. Malik claimed that these two individuals had been tra...