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Day: June 8, 2020

Former Union Minister Arjun Charan Sethi Passes Away At 79
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Former Union Minister Arjun Charan Sethi Passes Away At 79

Ahead of 2019 elections, Arjun Sethi had quit BJD and joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). By : ABP News Bureau | 08 Jun 2020 11:45 PM (IST) Sethi served as Water Resources Minister in former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet. (Image: Twitter) New Delhi: In a tragic development, former Union Minister Arjun Charan Sethi breathed his last on Monday at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. His son Abhimanyu Sethi informed about the sad demise of his father.Elected eight times to Lok Sabha, the 79 year old Sethi served as Water Resources Minister in former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet from 2000 to 2004.Born on September 18, 1941, Arjun Sethi was elected to Lo...
Is China taking a step back over conflict with India? | Ghanti Bajao
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Is China taking a step back over conflict with India? | Ghanti Bajao

Is China stepping back over conflict with India? Is the evidence over the matter lies in a video? Watch this segment of Ghanti Bajao to clear all your confusions. Earlier in the day, Chinese state-run media outlet Global Times claimed that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) organised "a large-scale manoeuvre operation featuring thousands of paratroopers and armoured vehicles to the country's high-altitude northwestern region over a long distance from central China's Hubei province amid border tensions between China and India." Source link
How prepared is Grand Venice Mall for Unlock 1?
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How prepared is Grand Venice Mall for Unlock 1?

Proper social distancing marks had been put up at the entrance of Grand Venice Mall as India entered into Unlock 1 phase since the three-month-long lockdown period. On the other hand, the authorities of the mall had a word with ABP News about the preparations at the mall. Take a look.From June 8, malls, temples and restaurants have been opened up for all. But the social distancing norms are to be followed. Source link
Indian chess’s T20 specialist: Teen who took on world champ
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Indian chess’s T20 specialist: Teen who took on world champ

Written by Nihal Koshie | New Delhi | Updated: June 9, 2020 8:17:30 am Top chess website has rated Nihal Sarin as World No.3 in the one-minute bullet format. (Express photo) A 16-year-old Indian Grandmaster is giving a Norwegian four-time World Champion a run for his reputation — online. On Friday, Nihal Sarin took on Magnus Carlsen in a series of one-minute chess shootouts. At the end of these “bullet games”, the score read: Carlsen 19, Sarin 13. Just a week earlier, Sarin had beaten Carlsen in a blitz game, where each player got three minutes to work out their moves. To borrow from cricket, Sarin today could well b...
Indian chess’s T20 specialist: Teen who took on world champ
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Indian chess’s T20 specialist: Teen who took on world champ

Written by Nihal Koshie | New Delhi | Published: June 9, 2020 5:11:13 am Top chess website has rated Nihal Sarin as World No.3 in the one-minute bullet format. (Express photo) A 16-year-old Indian Grandmaster is giving a Norwegian four-time World Champion a run for his reputation — online. On Friday, Nihal Sarin took on Magnus Carlsen in a series of one-minute chess shootouts. At the end of these “bullet games”, the score read: Carlsen 19, Sarin 13. Just a week earlier, Sarin had beaten Carlsen in a blitz game, where each player got three minutes to work out their moves. To borrow from cricket, Sarin today could well...
Delhi: Story of people who are struggling for treatment | Ghanti Bajao
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Delhi: Story of people who are struggling for treatment | Ghanti Bajao

Watch the story of people in Delhi who are struggling for treatment. Many cases have surfaced in which hospitals have denied treatment and the patients have died due to this. We bring you ground stories from Delhi and the pain of families who have lost their members just because the hospital did not give assistance on time. Watch this segment of Ghanti Bajao to know more. Source link
Amit Shah: On Corona, we may have fallen short (but) what did Opposition do?
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Amit Shah: On Corona, we may have fallen short (but) what did Opposition do?

Written by Dipankar Ghose | New Delhi | Updated: June 9, 2020 11:09:54 am Amit Shah said migrant workers who made their way home during the lockdown had “certainly faced hardship”. Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Monday that the government may have made a “mistake (galti)” or “fallen short (kam pad gaye honge)” while dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak and the ensuing migrant workers’ crisis, but its commitment (nishtha) was clear. Saying that the Narendra Modi government had announced a package of Rs 1,70,000 crore, he asked the Opposition what it had done. Shah was addressing a virtual rally for Odisha from Ne...
Mumbai and Delhi may have to start testing only hospitalised, say officials
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Mumbai and Delhi may have to start testing only hospitalised, say officials

Written by Abantika Ghosh | New Delhi | Updated: June 9, 2020 7:13:43 am Meanwhile, 9,983 new cases and 271 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. (Representational) Amid the debate over the Delhi government’s attempt to test only those who are symptomatic, top technocrats at the Centre have said that as the Covid-19 case count rises, cities like Delhi and Mumbai may need to adopt a “mitigation” strategy which involves testing only those who are hospitalised. However, senior officials in the Health Ministry have ruled out any immediate change in the current testing strategy. Meanwhile, 9,983 new cases and 271 dea...
We all are in love with Anurag Kashyap’s fun videos with daughter Aaliyah; take a look! – Times of India
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We all are in love with Anurag Kashyap’s fun videos with daughter Aaliyah; take a look! – Times of India

Anurag Kashyap is one of the talented filmmakers of Bollywood. He often takes to social media to share pictures and also to express his views on current affairs. Today, the director took to his Insta story to share a few fun videos featuring his daughter Aaliyah Kashyap. From the posts, it seems Anurag's daughter made him perform in her videos and we all are in love with it! He added captions like, "OMG this @aaliyahKashyap things that she makes me do", "And @aaliyahKashyap refuses to let it go" and more. Check out the video here: Anurag and Aaliyah share a sweet bond and their Instagram feed is proof of the same. On the work front, Anurag last worked on Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu starrer 'Saand Ki Aankh' as the producer. Helmed by Tushar Hiranandani, the film was released ...
Major virus surge in 24 states and UTs, cases growing faster than national avg
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Major virus surge in 24 states and UTs, cases growing faster than national avg

Written by Amitabh Sinha | Pune | Updated: June 9, 2020 7:07:12 am The three states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan, which together accounted for 52 per cent of the total caseload till recently, now add up to 45 per cent of the cases. The expected surge in novel coronavirus cases following relaxations in the nationwide lockdown looks set to begin soon, with several states showing upward deviations from their trendlines in the last few days. Jammu and Kashmir and Haryana reported an unusually high number of new cases on Sunday; Uttar Pradesh has seen two big jumps in the last three days; Assam and Tripura have b...
Himachal CM defends ex-BJP chief: He quit as accused was once close
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Himachal CM defends ex-BJP chief: He quit as accused was once close

Written by Manraj Grewal Sharma , Gagandeep Singh Dhillon | Chandigarh, Shimla | Updated: June 9, 2020 11:12:44 am Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that his government acted promptly in the matter. BJP leader Rajeev Bindal resigned from the post of state party chief last month on moral grounds because one of the two persons in an audio clip linked to a corruption probe on the procurement of Covid supplies by the government “had been close” to him, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur told The Indian Express. Asserting that there was no corruption in procurement by the state government, Thakur sai...
Kejriwal isolates himself with sore throat and fever, to be tested today
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Kejriwal isolates himself with sore throat and fever, to be tested today

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 9, 2020 4:42:55 am During the day, members of the Aam Aadmi Party and MLAs posted messages wishing the CM, and by afternoon, #TakeCareAK was trending on Twitter. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has gone into self-isolation after developing mild fever and sore throat, an AAP spokesperson said on Monday. He will undergo a Covid-19 test on Tuesday. “The CM is unwell. He has developed mild fever and a sore throat and has self-isolated himself. Since Sunday afternoon, he has not received any guest or official,” a party functionary said. Delhi has seen an u...
China signals: Should not let differences escalate into disputes
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China signals: Should not let differences escalate into disputes

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: June 9, 2020 9:17:56 am Hua Chunying said, “the situation overall is stable and controllable, and the two sides are ready to engage in consultation to properly solve the relevant issues”. In first remarks on the June 6 meeting of Indian and Chinese army commanders over the tense situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, Beijing on Monday said both sides agree that there is need to implement the “consensus” among the leaders of the two countries, and ensure that “differences do not escalate into disputes”. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson H...
We want boundary dispute with China resolved as soon as possible: Rajnath
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We want boundary dispute with China resolved as soon as possible: Rajnath

Written by Krishn Kaushik , Shubhangi Khapre , Sushant Singh | Mumbai, New Delhi | Updated: June 9, 2020 7:39:10 am Talks between India and China, Rajnath Singh said, are continuing at the military and diplomatic levels. (File) On the day he was briefed about the June 6 talks between Indian and Chinese army commanders on the faceoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said India not only wants to resolve the “ongoing tussle” but also the boundary dispute between the two countries “as soon as possible”. Addressing a Maharashtra Jan Samvad virtual rally on Monday, Si...
Ireland cricketers return to training | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ireland cricketers return to training | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBLIN (Ireland): Cricket Ireland on Monday announced that more than 30 elite players have returned to training at three dedicated venues across Ireland. "More than 30 of Ireland's elite cricketers return to training this week at three dedicated hubs across Ireland, with the senior men's and women's squads undertaking modified training sessions in accordance with Cricket Ireland's COVID-19 Safe Return to Training Protocols," Cricket Ireland said in a statement. 🎥: RETURN TO TRAININGMore than 30 of Ireland’s elite cricketers will begin their gradual return to training this… https://t.co/wAzQW5e2oA— Cricket Ireland (@Irelandcricket) 1591621473000Preparatory cleaning and disinfecting work at the Cricket Ireland High-Performance Centre in Dublin, the cricket facilities at the Civil Service ...
L-G strikes down Delhi order denying beds to non-residents, lifts curbs on testing too
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L-G strikes down Delhi order denying beds to non-residents, lifts curbs on testing too

Written by Sourav Roy Barman | New Delhi | Published: June 9, 2020 4:33:31 am The L-G’s order against reserving beds for residents of Delhi drew a sharp reaction from the AAP government. Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Monday issued two orders that struck down key announcements made by the Delhi government in the past week — to reserve beds in private and Delhi government hospitals for residents of Delhi, and to limit the scope of Covid-19 testing. While the first order directed local departments and agencies to “not deny” treatment to non-residents of the city, in his second order, the L-G directed the Delhi govern...
Inside Roger Federer’s $23.5 million Dubai penthouse with marina view and a helicopter for hire – realestate.com.au
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Inside Roger Federer’s $23.5 million Dubai penthouse with marina view and a helicopter for hire – realestate.com.au

News Corp Australia NetworkRoger Federer is now the highest-earning athlete in the world. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images) Roger Federer, 38, is the highest earning sports star on the planet – taking over the mantle from Cristiano Ronaldo. The eight-time Wimbledon champion earns $AU 147.7 million-per-year, thanks largely to endorsements, Forbes reported last week. RELATED: Where the world’s biggest tennis stars live NBA legend Michael Jordan still looking for buyer for epic Chicago mansion Lakers superstar Anthony Davis lists amazing water-slide mansion Inside NBA player’s house that music star Prince illegally painted purple Roger Federer playing on court on helipad...
Congress sarpanch shot dead in Valley, Rahul says violence will never win
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Congress sarpanch shot dead in Valley, Rahul says violence will never win

Written by Adil Akhzer | Srinagar | Updated: June 9, 2020 7:24:48 am Rahul Gandhi posted on Twitter: “My condolences to the family and friends of Ajay Pandita, who sacrificed his life for the democratic process in Kashmir. We stand with you in this time of grief. Violence will never win.” In the second such killing since November last year, suspected militants shot dead a Congress sarpanch in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday evening. As all mainstream parties condemned the killing, the Congress said Ajay Pandita Bharti had sought security from the authorities, but had been refused because he did not belong...
Kerala Elephant May Have Accidentally Consumed Cracker-Filled Fruit, Says Environment Ministry
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Kerala Elephant May Have Accidentally Consumed Cracker-Filled Fruit, Says Environment Ministry

A 15-year-old elephant consumed a pineapple filled with powerful fire crackers which exploded in its mouth in the Silent Valley forest. It died in the Velliyar River a week later on May 27. By : ABP News Bureau | 08 Jun 2020 10:54 PM (IST) Kerala Forest Department had on June 4 said to have taken one persons into custody. (Image: AFP) New Delhi: In what comes as a huge revelation, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on Monday clarified that preliminary investigations into the death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala have found that it may have accidentally consumed a fruit filled with crackers. The investigation further states that locals often resorted to illegal pra...