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Day: June 12, 2020

400 more buses to hit Kolkata roads as CM urges people to keep distance
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400 more buses to hit Kolkata roads as CM urges people to keep distance

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: June 13, 2020 5:27:29 am On Thursday, the private bus operators’ associations informed the transport department that they would be unable to continue services if fares were not increased. (Express photo: Shashi Ghosh) To address the plight of commuters here due to unavailability of private buses, the state government will run 400 additional buses in and around the city from June 15. The announcement came even as the deadlock over private bus owners’ demand to increase fares remained unresolved even after a meeting between state Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari and representativ...
Gold, Silver Prices On Downward Spiral; Check Latest Rates In Major Cities
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Gold, Silver Prices On Downward Spiral; Check Latest Rates In Major Cities

Traders exited bullion counters at a high level after profit booking due to concerns over rise in the coronavirus cases and weak economic projections. By : ABP News Bureau | 12 Jun 2020 11:56 PM (IST) (Representative Image/ Getty) New Delhi: Domestic gold and silver prices were on the downward spiral on Friday after rallying in the previous session. On MCX, August gold futures tumbled 0.7 per cent to Rs 47,082 per 10 gram after a Rs 800 rally in the previous session whereas Silver futures on MCX tumbled Rs 850 on Friday to Rs 47,805 per kg after a surge of over 1 per cent. ALSO READ | Petrol, Diesel Prices Rise Again For Sixth Straight Day! What Are The New Rates & Why The Hik...
Mumbai: Rail officials study feasibility of restarting local trains for essential workers
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Mumbai: Rail officials study feasibility of restarting local trains for essential workers

Written by Iram Siddique | Mumbai | Published: June 13, 2020 5:20:01 am A station would require separate entry and exit points for passengers with staff checking for authorisation letters. (File) With ‘Mission Begin Again’ underway in Mumbai, railway officials are studying the feasibility of restarting the suburban local trains for those involved in essential services. Before the lockdown was imposed in March, Mumbai’s suburban train network was the country’s biggest mass transporter for commuters, ferrying 7.5 million people daily. Officials are looking at whether the Shramik special train model can be adopted for t...
Rajya Sabha Polls: Congress Gives Out ‘Hum Saath Saath Hai’ Message Over Resort Politics In Rajasthan
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Rajya Sabha Polls: Congress Gives Out ‘Hum Saath Saath Hai’ Message Over Resort Politics In Rajasthan

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of attempting to break away his MLAs in Rajasthan now "as it did in Madhya Pradesh earlier". By : ABP News Bureau | 12 Jun 2020 11:40 PM (IST) Three Rajya Sabha seats will go to polls on June 19 in Rajasthan. (File Photo/ Getty) Jaipur: As the Rajya Sabha polls approach, resort politics has returned to Rajasthan. A government that has sealed its borders to the neighbouring states, has send its MLAs to luxurious resorts out of the fear of horse-trading. As of now, 110 MLAs including the independents are staying at the resort. ALSO READ | Congress Accuses BJP Of Destablising Rajasthan Govt; Moves Its MLAs To Resort O...
Over 1 lakh cases in Maharashtra, third minister tests positive for Covid
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Over 1 lakh cases in Maharashtra, third minister tests positive for Covid

Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | Published: June 13, 2020 5:10:37 am Mumbai now has a total of 55,451 cases. The city’s toll, meanwhile, touched 2,044 on Friday as 90 more succumbed to the infection. (Representational) Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde tested positive for coronavirus Friday as the state breached the one lakh-mark – the only state in India to do so – for Covid-19 infections, 95 days after it registered its first case on March 9. On Friday, 3,493 new cases and 127 deaths were recorded across the state. With a total of 1,01,141 cases and 3,717 deaths, Maharashtra contributes...
Week after terror threat, sarpanch killing jolts Kashmiri Pandits | India News – Times of India
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Week after terror threat, sarpanch killing jolts Kashmiri Pandits | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: The recent killing of Anantnag Congress sarpanch Ajay Pandita, a prominent Kashmiri Pandit voice who had previously never been targeted in the Valley's hotbed of terrorism, is being seen as more than just another act of reprisal by the Lashkar-e-Taiba-backed TRF for setbacks suffered at the hands of security forces. State intelligence agencies believe the fledgling outfit possibly killed Pandita, alias Bharti, to send out the message that any attempt to resettle West Pakistan refugees and the Valmiki community under the new domicile law would be met with bullets. In a statement on June 1, the TRF had warned Indian nationals from outside J&K against using the domicile law to settle in the Valley, saying anyone who does so would be "treated as an agent of RSS and dealt with ...
PICS: Here’s How Varun Dhawan Celebrated His Mother Karuna’s Birthday
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PICS: Here’s How Varun Dhawan Celebrated His Mother Karuna’s Birthday

Varun, last seen in 'Street Dancer 3D', penned a heartfelt post for his mommy on social media. He wrote, "Happy bday ma. The strongest person I know. From making furniture, being a nursery teacher, taking us on bus rides for sports practise and making me take my first acting workshop and so much more u truly are the one." Source link
EPL jerseys to have Black Lives Matter and not player names | Football News – Times of India
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EPL jerseys to have Black Lives Matter and not player names | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: English Premier League jerseys will feature "Black Lives Matter" instead of player names for the first 12 games after the competition resumes on Wednesday. The campaign logo will remain on jerseys through the July 26 end of the pandemic-delayed season. Players have been keen to use games to join growing calls to eradicate racial injustice in society following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. "We, the players, stand together with the singular objective of eradicating racial prejudice wherever it exists, to bring about a global society of inclusion, respect, and equal opportunities for all, regardless of their colour or creed," the squads said in a joint statement on Friday. "This symbol is a sign of unity from all players, all staff, all clubs, all mat...
Bombay High Court seeks details of bail applications from trial courts
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Bombay High Court seeks details of bail applications from trial courts

Written by Omkar Gokhale | Mumbai | Published: June 13, 2020 4:42:17 am The court posted further hearing on June 16. (File) The Bombay High Court on Friday asked all trial courts in the state, including magistrate courts, to give details by Monday on how many applications for temporary bail or parole, as per Supreme Court and state high-powered committee (HPC) guidelines to decongest jails in view of Covid-19 pandemic, were filed, heard and how many of them were decided by the subordinate courts. The court has also asked the state prisons department to file a response as to whether guidelines ...
Sara Ali Khan transforms her ‘Kedarnath’ BTS into ‘expectation v/s reality’ meme with 2020 twist – Times of India
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Sara Ali Khan transforms her ‘Kedarnath’ BTS into ‘expectation v/s reality’ meme with 2020 twist – Times of India

Sharing behind the scenes pictures from the shoot of her debut film 'Kedarnath', actor Sara Ali Khan on Friday shared he version of 'expectation v/s reality' post with a 2020 twist. The Pataudi scion took to Instagram to post three-pictures from the sets of 'Kedarnath' and designated it as her 'expectation,' 'reality,' and 'reality in 2020'. In the first or the 'expectation' picture, Sara is seen gracefully posing in an Indian outfit amidst the picturesque valley of Uttarakhand. The 'reality' picture, on the contrary, was a bit different as it featured the chirpy beauty in her no-make-up look getting ready for a shoot wearing a puffer jacket and evidently feeling cold due to Uttarakhand's chilly weather. The 'reality in 2020' on the other hand was quite extreme as she was seen severel...
Mumbai: 80-yr-old held for sexual assault of minors
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Mumbai: 80-yr-old held for sexual assault of minors

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 13, 2020 4:33:30 am The two girls have been sent for medical examination. (Representational) An 80-year-old man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting two minor girls in Mumbai. A case was registered after the mother of the two girls – aged 12 and 7 years – approached the V B Nagar police. The police said while the accused stayed at a shanty, the victims stayed nearby. “The accused stayed with his family but just days before the lockdown was imposed, he had sent his family back to his native place in Uttar Pradesh… In the meantime, t...
Bristol’s Colston Tower Has Name of 17th-Century Slave Trader Removed From Building
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Bristol’s Colston Tower Has Name of 17th-Century Slave Trader Removed From Building

media_playBristol's Colston Tower Has Name of 17th-Century Slave Trader Removed From Building Colston Tower, an office building in the center of Bristol, England, removed the name from its facade on June 11, as people worked to eliminate the name of Edward Colston, a 17th-century slave trader, from structures across the city. According to local media, tenants in the former Colston Tower will be asked to vote for what they think is the most appropriate new name from a shortlist of 10 suggestions. The tower’s owners decided to take down the signage “to reduce and remove any immediate security threat to the building," Bristol24/7 reported. According to reports, a statue of Colston was removed by protesters and was thrown in the River Avon on Sunday, June 7. The statue was late...
Bombay HC extends protection from coercive action to Arnab Goswami
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Bombay HC extends protection from coercive action to Arnab Goswami

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 13, 2020 4:26:36 am The Supreme Court, on May 19, had rejected a petition by Goswami seeking quashing of the FIRs and transfer of the case to CBI. (File) The Bombay High Court on Friday extended protection from coercive action to Republic TV editor-in chief Arnab Goswami until further orders and reserved its order on a criminal writ plea filed by Goswami. A division bench of Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice Riyaz Chagla heard through videoconferencing a criminal writ plea filed by Goswami seeking various reliefs, including quashing of two FIRs filed aga...
Do you realise that a face mask can also be a covid-19 carrier? | Master Stroke (12.06.2020)
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Do you realise that a face mask can also be a covid-19 carrier? | Master Stroke (12.06.2020)

Do you realise that a face mask can also be a COVID-19 carrier? The Coronavirus (Covid-19) can stay active for as long as 72 hours on the surface of a mask. Face masks and sanitisers are also being sold in these markets. Due to an ongoing pandemic of Coronavirus (Covid-19), many buy these masks and sanitisers from these markets as it is available cheap. But, are these face mask and sanitisers effective? Can they actually protect you from the virus? Source link
Talking Tom Friends app makes debut on Android and iOS – Times of India
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Talking Tom Friends app makes debut on Android and iOS – Times of India

Talking Tom game developer Outfit 7 Limited has announced the debut of its virtual pet game My Talking Tom Fri...Read MoreTalking Tom game developer Outfit 7 Limited has announced the debut of its virtual pet game My Talking Tom Friends on smartphones. The Talking Tom Friends app is now available on both Google and Apple app stores. The game is free on both the platforms. "The new game from Talking Tom and Friends franchise unites all six iconic characters in a play-as-you-want sandbox experience. The game claims 13 million pre-registering before the launch. With Talking Becca – the newest addition to the franchise – joining Talking Tom, Talking Angela, Talking Hank, Talking Ben, and Talking Ginger, players can now tend to the needs and wishes of all six characters at once, and help the...
Former Bombay HC judge Hosbet Suresh passes away at 91
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Former Bombay HC judge Hosbet Suresh passes away at 91

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: June 13, 2020 4:20:01 am Justice Hosbet Suresh had delivered his last public talk on ‘Seven decades of Human Rights and India’ at the Chief Justice M C Chagla Memorial Lecture on March 6. (Express Archive) “I AM a retired judge, not a tired judge.” That is how Justice Hosbet Suresh usually began his public lectures. The former judge of the Bombay High Court, among the tallest crusaders for human rights in the country, passed away at his Andheri residence on Thursday night. He was 91. He had delivered his last public talk on ‘Seven decades of Human Rights and India’ at the Chief Justi...
Is Delhi govt releasing misleading figures about Covid-19? | Master Stroke
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Is Delhi govt releasing misleading figures about Covid-19? | Master Stroke

ABP News has accessed the visuals from Punjabi Bagh crematorium in Delhi which is designated for only those people who died due to Covid-19. These visuals show that due to funeral pyre, the entire crematorium has been filled. Many people have to wait for hours to do last rites of their loved ones. Similar videos have been tweeted by Congress leader Alka Lamba and Akali leader Manjinder Sirsa. Which begs the question, is Delhi government releasing misleading figures about Covid-19? Source link
Pangong Tso still a concern, no response from China so far
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Pangong Tso still a concern, no response from China so far

Written by Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | Updated: June 13, 2020 10:58:47 am In Pangong Tso, Chinese troops are not allowing Indian patrols beyond Finger 4 – it is 8 km west of Finger 8 which India says denotes the LAC. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met the military brass Friday for another review of the situation in eastern Ladakh where the Chinese, while agreeing to withdraw from some points along the Line of Actual Control, have so far not responded to Indian concerns over Pangong Tso. The faceoff between the two armies continues there. It was on the banks of this contested lake that Indian and Chinese troops came ...
Experts say watch Covid-19 death toll, not cases; PM Modi to talk to CMs next week
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Experts say watch Covid-19 death toll, not cases; PM Modi to talk to CMs next week

Written by Abantika Ghosh | New Delhi | Updated: June 13, 2020 8:42:27 am At 2.86%, India’s death rate from Covid is far lower than the international experience. As Covid cases surge in India, epidemiologists, both within the government and outside, say the key metric to watch now may be the death toll — a crucial marker both of the course of the epidemic and the success of state governments in tackling it. Over two days next week, June 16 and 17, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with state chief ministers, with the second day of the video-conferencing set aside for CMs from states such as Maharashtra, Delh...
Slow pick up in retail sales, only those ‘with purpose’ stepping out
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Slow pick up in retail sales, only those ‘with purpose’ stepping out

Written by Pranav Mukul , Aashish Aryan | New Delhi | Updated: June 13, 2020 7:10:19 am Outside a mall in East Delhi. (Express photo: Amit Mehra) With restrictions on public spaces being lifted, retail outlets in the organised sector are witnessing a discernible shift in the way business is done. Retailers point to an interesting trend over the last couple of weeks. They say only a quarter of pre-lockdown customers are contributing to more than half the revenues they earned earlier. Stores are not really offering discounts to boost demand or clear inventories given the fear of crowding, and the need to maint...