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QS rank: Indian schools slip, including 10 of Eminence
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QS rank: Indian schools slip, including 10 of Eminence

Written by Ritika Chopra | New Delhi | Updated: June 10, 2020 7:07:18 am IIT-Bombay retains its status as country’s top university, followed by IISc-Bangalore, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Madras, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Roorkee, IIT-Guwahati, Delhi University and IIT-Hyderabad. Most of India’s top higher education institutions have slipped in the latest edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (WUR) released on Wednesday, including at least 10 which had been marked out by the government under the Institution of Eminence (IoE) scheme. Among the IoEs that have fallen in rank over the past 12 months ...
Jharkhand’s Covid-19 tally rises to 1,330 | India News – Times of India
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Jharkhand’s Covid-19 tally rises to 1,330 | India News – Times of India

RANCHI: The number of Covid-19 cases in Jharkhand has risen to 1,330 with 187 new infections reported, the state government said on Tuesday. In a bulletin, the state government said 187 Covid-19 cases were reported on Monday, the highest single-day spike in coronavirus infection since the outbreak of the pandemic on March 31, taking the state's tally to 1,330. On Monday night, a bulletin had said that that the state has reported the highest single-day spike of Covid-19 cases with 147 infections. Of the total 1,330 Covid-19 cases, the number of active cases was 804 as 519 people have recovered from the disease and seven people have died of the infection, it said. Three deaths were reported from Ranchi district three, and one each from Bokaro, Giridih, Koderma and Simdega About five lakh ...
Assam: Massive Fire Engulfs Oil Well In Tinsukia; NDRF, Air Force Deployed To Douse Blaze
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Assam: Massive Fire Engulfs Oil Well In Tinsukia; NDRF, Air Force Deployed To Douse Blaze

The National Disaster Response Force, which was deployed in the area after the gas leakage started on May 27, further reinforced their strength on Tuesday to control the fire while top officials are also reviewing the situation. By : IANS | 09 Jun 2020 11:33 PM (IST) OIL press release said that the well caught fire even while the clearing operations were on at the well site. (Image: ANI) Guwahati: A massive fire broke out at the leaking natural gas producing well of Oil India Ltd in Assam's Tinsukia district on Tuesday even as an expert team from a Singapore-based emergency management firm was trying to plug the leakage, prompting the state government to seek the Indian Air Force'...
Americans ‘waiting to see’ if Floyd’s death ‘creates change’
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Americans ‘waiting to see’ if Floyd’s death ‘creates change’

media_playAmericans 'waiting to see' if Floyd's death 'creates change' Sky News contributor Michael Ware says “we’re all waiting to see here in America what George Floyd’s death and the aftermath is going to mean”. "What does this funeral mean for America," he said. “The question is, does this movement carry on from this funeral moment. “Will this be the one that creates the change?" Image: AP Source link
Sammy confronts his former IPL teammates: Why was I called ‘kalu’?
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Sammy confronts his former IPL teammates: Why was I called ‘kalu’?

Written by Shamik Chakrabarty , Devendra Pandey | Kolkata, Mumbai | Updated: June 10, 2020 7:48:35 am Former Windies captain played for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Days after revealing that he had faced racist comments while playing for IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad, former West Indies skipper Darren Sammy has now decided to confront those who allegedly referred to him by the “derogatory word” ‘kalu’. In an Instagram video message on Monday, he called out his one-time teammates to clarify if they were “degrading” him and if so, apologise. Last week, Sammy had posted on Instagram that he had come to know the meani...
Nepal Parliament moves to approve new map – Times of India
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Nepal Parliament moves to approve new map – Times of India

Nepal’s foreign minister Pradeep GyawaliNEW DELHI: Nepal lawmakers Tuesday "unanimously endorsed" a proposal for considering a Constitution Amendment Bill meant to validate Nepal's controversial new map which includes territory in India's Uttarakhand state. The approval for consideration of the Bill by the House of Representatives is significant as the K P Oli government doesn't have majority in what is the lower house. With all political parties having committed support though, the government tabled the Bill in the House Tuesday for discussion. The Bill seeks to validate the new map of Nepal by revising the map in the national emblem. The amendment process is not yet complete though. The Members still have 72 hours to suggest amendments. A constitutional amendment has to be approved by...
To fact-check posts on social media, I&B PSU floats a tender
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To fact-check posts on social media, I&B PSU floats a tender

Written by Aashish Aryan | New Delhi | Updated: June 10, 2020 11:28:24 am BECIL did not respond to a detailed questionnaire asking whether it had arrived at any definition for what constituted fake news or misinformation and whether any agencies had bid for the tender floated on May 13. (Representational) Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL), a central public sector enterprise (CPSE) under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, has floated a tender inviting agencies to provide “solution and services” related to “fact verification and disinformation detection” on social media platforms. In it...
Tollywood Delegation Meets Andhra CM Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
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Tollywood Delegation Meets Andhra CM Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy

Telugu superstars Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to discuss the plan to resume shooting for films post COVID-19 lockdown. By : IANS | 09 Jun 2020 11:11 PM (IST) (Source- CMO Andhra Pradesh's Twitter) Amaravati: Telugu film star and former Union minister Chiranjeevi has expressed confidence that film shoots will resume in Andhra Pradesh soon after June 15.A delegation of leading Tollywood actors, producers and directors called on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy at his Tadepally camp office here on Tuesday.Speaking to the media after the meeting, Chiranjeevi said that the Chief Minister has agreed to their request f...
After its order on beds junked, Delhi projects spike to 5.5 lakh by July
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After its order on beds junked, Delhi projects spike to 5.5 lakh by July

Written by Sourav Roy Barman | New Delhi | Published: June 10, 2020 4:36:10 am Delhi’s Covid dashboard shows it has 8,975 beds across state-run, Centre-run and private hospitals, of which 4,840 are currently occupied. Another 11,259 patients are in home isolation. (Representational) Amid a row over its decision, since overruled by the Centre, to reserve beds in coronavirus hospital facilities in the Capital for Delhi residents, the Kejriwal government Tuesday projected an exponential growth in the city’s numbers. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the number of cases will soar to 5.5 lakh by the end of July, wi...
As Mumbai’s COVID-19 Tally Crosses 50,000, People Make Isolation Centres For Patients
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As Mumbai’s COVID-19 Tally Crosses 50,000, People Make Isolation Centres For Patients

Ninety days after the first coronavirus positive patient was found in Mumbai, the number of cases in the country's financial capital, which has become COVID-19 capital, crossed 51,000 on Tuesday while the death toll reached 1,758. The first coronavirus patient was found in the city on March 11 and the first death due to COVID-19 was reported on March 17. Source link
Get migrants home in 15 days, SC tells states, UTs
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Get migrants home in 15 days, SC tells states, UTs

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 10, 2020 4:31:26 am A Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and M R Shah, which had taken suo motu cognizance of the migrant labour issue, also said that High Courts that had issued orders on the matter were within their rights to do so. (Representational) Having refused several times earlier to intervene on the issue of migrant labourers, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered states and Union Territories to complete the process of sending them back to their home states within 15 days. It also asked them to consider withdrawing cases registered against the migrants for try...
ICC Bans Use Of Saliva On Ball, Allows Covid-19 Replacements In A Test Match
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ICC Bans Use Of Saliva On Ball, Allows Covid-19 Replacements In A Test Match

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned the use of saliva for shining a ball and allowed Covid-19 replacements in a test match. By : Kuntal Chakraborty | 09 Jun 2020 10:56 PM (IST) International Cricket Council (File Image) New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed interim changes to its playing regulations, which include the ban on the use of saliva to shine the ball and allowing home umpires in international series.The ICC Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) ratified recommendations from the Anil Kumble-led Cricket Committee, aimed at mitigating the risks posed by the Covid-19 virus and protect the safety of players and match officials when cricke...
Fans Trend ‘TV Star Rashami’ on Twitter, Here’s How The ‘Bigg Boss 13’ Contestant REACTED!
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Fans Trend ‘TV Star Rashami’ on Twitter, Here’s How The ‘Bigg Boss 13’ Contestant REACTED!

Rashami Desai's fans surprised the 'Bigg Boss 13' contestant by trending 'TV Star Rashami' on Twitter. By : ABP News Bureau | 09 Jun 2020 10:52 PM (IST) New Delhi: Popular TV actress Rashami Desai won several hearts during her stint in Salman Khan’s ‘Bigg Boss 13’. Although, the talented actress couldn’t win the reality show, she managed to gain a significant fan following. ‘Bigg Boss 13’ grabbed maximum eyeballs and became the most talked about show on Indian television. Rashami’s fights with Sidharth Shukla, her friendship with Devoleena Bhattacharjee and Asim Riaz hogged all the limelight.Rashami is known for her acting chops and she has already proved her mantle as an actress in her sho...
Mumbai: Housing society makes ‘Isolation Zone’ for Covid patients | Master Stroke
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Mumbai: Housing society makes ‘Isolation Zone’ for Covid patients | Master Stroke

The national capital Delhi and the financial capital Mumbai are struggling hard because of the COVID-19 crisis. The coronavirus cases are rapidly escalating and so is the politics over the pandemic. BMC's Deputy commissioner died due to coronavirus today. Maharashtra recorded a total of 120 deaths in the past 24 hours. Mumbai's total death toll has reached 1760.Watch this report of Master Stroke to know how a housing society has made an 'Isolation Zone' for COVID patients. Source link
Heather Knight, James Harris appointed PCA vice-chairpersons | Cricket News – Times of India
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Heather Knight, James Harris appointed PCA vice-chairpersons | Cricket News – Times of India

Heather Knight and James Harris (Getty Images)LONDON: The Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA) on Tuesday announced the appointments of England Women's captain Heather Knight and Middlesex all-rounder James Harris as vice-chairpersons. Both players will now take positions on the PCA Board and support chairman, Daryl Mitchell, who leads the PCA Players' Committee. The new roles will see the pair provide support to Mitchell and provide further guidance to the PCA with the aim to champion the ongoing interests of professional cricketers in England and Wales. Mitchell formally submitted a paper to the board in December last year on the role of vice-chairs with the position discussed in greater detail at the PCA AGM in February. The PCA Board then recommended the appointments at a rece...
90,787 cases in state, 51,100 in Mumbai
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90,787 cases in state, 51,100 in Mumbai

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 10, 2020 4:11:11 am Of over 90,000 cases, 44,849 remain actively infected. (Representational Photo) Maharashtra’s Covid-19 case load surpassed 90,000 on Tuesday with 120 deaths recorded across the state — the highest so far in a single day. The state recorded 2,259 new cases with the total touching 90,787. Mumbai recorded 1,015 new cases with the totally tally reaching 51,100. Of over 90,000 cases, 44,849 remain actively infected. Thane has 14,063 cases, followed by Pune with 10,073 cases. Mumbai recorded 58 deaths on Tuesday, Thane 13, Pune 16, Aurangabad 10, Mira Bhayander 6...
Mohena Kumari Singh’s ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ Co-Stars Share HEARTFELT Video To Cheer Her Up
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Mohena Kumari Singh’s ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ Co-Stars Share HEARTFELT Video To Cheer Her Up

'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' actors Gaurav Wadhwa, Nidhi Uttam and others shared a video to cheer Mohena Kumari Singh, who recently broke down during an Instagram session. By : ABP News Bureau | 09 Jun 2020 10:33 PM (IST) New Delhi: Popular TV actress Mohena Kumari, who is fondly known for playing the role of Keerti in ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’, is currently undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a hospital in Rishikesh. Last week, the talented actress had informed that she, her husband and other family members tested positive for Coronavirus. Fans had flooded her Instagram post with get well soon messages and warm wishes.Mohena had shared a video, narrating her ordeal while staying at the...