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IIT-Kharagpur asks students to vacate rooms to give staff a break
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IIT-Kharagpur asks students to vacate rooms to give staff a break

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: June 14, 2020 6:09:39 am IIT-Kharagpur has asked its students to vacate their hostels by June 20 as the mess staff and ward boys who had been working without a break through the lockdown want to go home, said sources on Saturday. (File photo) IIT-Kharagpur has asked its students to vacate their hostels by June 20 as the mess staff and ward boys who had been working without a break through the lockdown want to go home, said sources. At present, the authorities said, nearly 2,000 out of 10,500 students were staying in the hostel. However, some students and faculty members objected to ...
Decision over closing of shops will be taken according to the survey report: Trade Union President
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Decision over closing of shops will be taken according to the survey report: Trade Union President

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), an organization of traders, has sent an online survey to the trader's body of Delhi. Suggestions have been sought in this whether the markets of Delhi should be closed once again. All India traders have now asked for suggestions from traders of Delhi to close the market. The trade union association will decide on the basis of this report whether the markets in Delhi should be closed or some other way should be found. Source link
Serial Kasautii Zindagii Kay to resume shooting this month
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Serial Kasautii Zindagii Kay to resume shooting this month

Ekta Kapoor is planning to resume shooting of the popular serials soon. As per the reports, Ekta Kapoor has informed Kasautii Zindagii Kay's lead actor, Parth Samthaan to return Mumbai for the shooting. Parth is currently in Hyderabad. If the reports are to believed, Star Plus is planning to resume the shooting of the serials between 15 to 25 June.Stay tuned for more updates/ Source link
500 plus cases reported for fourth day, Gujarat tally crosses 23,000
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500 plus cases reported for fourth day, Gujarat tally crosses 23,000

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad/surat | Updated: June 14, 2020 5:18:47 am With 390 people being discharged in the last 24 hours, the total number of discharged people reached 15,883 in the state. (Representational) The total number of Covid-19 cases in Gujarat crossed 23,000 on Friday with the state reporting 522 new cases for the fourth consecutive day. While the state tally reached 23,122 with 522 new cases being reported, 33 Covid-19 patients succumbed to the infection taking the death toll to 1,454. Ahmedabad itself reported 344 new cases, taking the total number of cases in the district so far to 16,300. Ahmedabad saw...
Tejashwi Yadav is RJD’s CM candidate, not of alliance: Madan Mohan Jha
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Tejashwi Yadav is RJD’s CM candidate, not of alliance: Madan Mohan Jha

Madan Mohan Jha said that the public will guarantee the victory. As far as the breakdown of the party is concerned, in many places, the party was broken even before. The Congress leader said, "We are not making any demand regarding the seat. Regarding Tejashwi Yadav, he said, "He is the leader of RJD and RJD has declared him as the CM candidate. Our leaders are Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi." Source link
Gujarat reports 495 new Covid-19 cases, 31 new deaths due in last 24 hours
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Gujarat reports 495 new Covid-19 cases, 31 new deaths due in last 24 hours

Gujarat on Friday recorded 495 new Covid-19 cases and 31 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. Gujarat reported fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. (Rep Image)Gujarat on Friday recorded 495 new Covid-19 cases and 31 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 22,562, while death is 1,416. Ahmedabad crematorium is bearing the death creating pressure double the capacity.Out here in Ahmedabad, VS crematorium is now working double as on an average, where 10-12 bodies used to come, now 25-30 bodies are coming per day. When Mailtoday visited crematorium and spoke to the manager Jitendra Makwana said we almost working double of the our capacity due to Covid 19.Earlier in a normal day we did final ri...
Ashok Chavan shares his experience of battle against COVID-19
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Ashok Chavan shares his experience of battle against COVID-19

Ashok Shankarrao Chavan is an Indian politician from Nanded. He is one of the biggest faces of Indian National Congress in Maharashtra and is the current PWD Minister of Maharashtra. The minister defeated the deadly COVID-19. He shared his experience of the battle he fought against Coronavirus. Ashok Chavan added that people should remain confident and should immediately consult the doctor when facing health issues. Source link
UT Ladakh, no leverage behind China tough talk
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UT Ladakh, no leverage behind China tough talk

Written by Sushant Singh | New Delhi | Updated: June 14, 2020 1:15:39 pm New Delhi’s hopes for an early resolution to the crisis in Ladakh through diplomatic channels, as happened during the earlier crises, have been hampered by lack of any immediate leverage with Beijing. (AP Photo/File) New Delhi’s hopes for an early resolution to the crisis in Ladakh through diplomatic channels, as happened during the earlier crises, have been hampered by lack of any immediate leverage with Beijing. Moreover, the creation of Ladakh as a Union Territory, after the abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir, ...
Indian-American elected as Biden’s delegate for August convention – Times of India
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Indian-American elected as Biden’s delegate for August convention – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Indian-American entrepreneur from Silicon Valley Ajay Jain Bhutoria has been elected as a delegate for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for the party's national convention in August. The Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Wisconsin in August would formally nominate Biden, 77, as the party's candidate for the November 3 presidential elections. In the presidential elections, Biden will challenge Republican incumbent Donald Trump, 73, who is seeking re-election. On the National Finance Committee for the former vice president, Bhutoria is a prominent national bundler for the Democratic Party. He was elected as a Biden Delegate for the California District 17th National Convention District-Level Caucus this week. The election was held through online ballot. As a stro...
Roti vs parotta, biscuit vs chocolate, fryum vs papad
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Roti vs parotta, biscuit vs chocolate, fryum vs papad

Written by Aanchal Magazine , Anil Sasi | New Delhi | Updated: June 14, 2020 7:41:55 am The roti-versus-parotta debate is the latest in an extended list of tax classification disputes that are an enduring legacy of India’s taxation regime. (Source: getty images, image designed by Gargi Singh) THE ROTI-versus-parotta debate is the latest in an extended list of tax classification disputes that are an enduring legacy of India’s taxation regime, with tax authorities and manufacturers previously sparring over whether Marico’s Parachute was a hair oil or just coconut oil, Fryums was a papad or not, whether Nestle’...
Delhi reports over 2000 new cases & 57 COVID-19 death in 24 hours
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Delhi reports over 2000 new cases & 57 COVID-19 death in 24 hours

As per the latest reports, the national capital, Delhi has reported over 2000 new cases of the novel COVID-19. Delhi reports 2134 new cases of the deadly coronavirus in 24 hours. While 57 people lost their lives due to the novel COVID-19. With this, the coronavirus cases in the national capital have surged past 38000. Delhi is heading towards in becoming COVID-19 capital. Source link
Nepal House clears new map Bill, Oli calls for talks, India frosty in response
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Nepal House clears new map Bill, Oli calls for talks, India frosty in response

Written by Yubaraj Ghimire , Shubhajit Roy | Kathmandu, New Delhi | Published: June 14, 2020 4:35:57 am A TV grab of the Nepal Parliament in session Ignoring Indian objections to its territorial claims, Nepal’s House of Representatives, in a rare show of unanimity Saturday, passed a constitution amendment Bill to approve the country’s new map that includes Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura which figure in Indian maps. The Bill will now go to the Rastriya Sabha. No date has been announced yet for its tabling in the Upper House which is dominated by the ruling Nepal Communist Party. Prime Minister K P Sharma...
Inspirational story of Saurabh Gupta, who defeated COVID-19
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Inspirational story of Saurabh Gupta, who defeated COVID-19

A Noida resident, Saurabh Gupta successfully defeated the novel coronavirus. He shared his experience of how he defeated the novel COVID-19. Saurabh returned from Italy on 9 March 2020 and caught a fever on 17 March. He tested positive for COVID-19 on 20 March while the reports of his wife came negative. He ate fruits rich in vitamin c to boost his immunity. Source link
Wealth preservation in fashion during Covid-19 – Times of India
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Wealth preservation in fashion during Covid-19 – Times of India

New Delhi: The Covid-19 outbreak has led to a low interest environment and as a result top financial planners are seeing an interesting shift in the way investors hold their long-term wealth. If data is an indicator, the rich are moving away from conspicuous consumption and focusing on long term preservation of wealth. There has been a strong movement away from fixed deposits due to low interest rates with the rich looking for safer avenues of investments and decent returns. Take the Nivesh Lakshya Fund of Nippon India Mutual Fund, for instance. The assets under management of the fund has grown from close to Rs 762 crore just before the outbreak of the pandemic at the end of February to Rs 1,307 crore by the end of May. That’s a 72% increase during the Covid-19 period. In fact, independ...
Ananya Panday has a cute nickname for Ishaan Khatter as he shows off his ripped physique – Times of India
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Ananya Panday has a cute nickname for Ishaan Khatter as he shows off his ripped physique – Times of India

Ishaan Khatter is one Bollywood star who has put his time under lockdown to good use. Taking to his social media handle, the hunk shared a photo of himself flexing his ripped and bulky physique. Showing off his sculpted abs, biceps and even his new tan, Ishaan posed for the click in just a pink hat and his training shorts. “Missing the hustle (Yes, the tan hit hard. Blame it on 2 days of shooting action nonstop under chachu),” he captioned the photo. n While his female fans were loving this beasty and brawny side of the hunk, but co-star Ananya Panday left behind a comment that was rather the opposite. “Little Mr. Sunshine,” Ananya commented on the post. On the work front, Ishaan is set to star in a film ‘Phonebooth’ with Katrina Kaif and Siddhanth Chaturvedi. Ananya, on the other ...
Gilead’s remdesivir now part of India’s Covid treatment protocol, but licences for 5 firms are stuck in red tape
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Gilead’s remdesivir now part of India’s Covid treatment protocol, but licences for 5 firms are stuck in red tape

Written by Prabha Raghavan | New Delhi | Updated: June 14, 2020 8:47:43 am Health activists and industry sources allege “not a single” vial of the drug has been brought into India since its approval for emergency use by Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) on June 1. The government on Saturday released guidelines for doctors to use investigational antiviral medication remdesivir in treating India’s Covid-19 patients, but there is still little clarity on how patients can access the drug. Health activists and industry sources allege “not a single” vial of the drug has been brought into India since its approval for e...
Army chief: Disengagement started from Galwan, both doing it in phased manner
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Army chief: Disengagement started from Galwan, both doing it in phased manner

Written by Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | Published: June 14, 2020 4:25:02 am Army Chief General M M Naravane at the passing out parade at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun on Saturday. (Indian Army Twitter) In first remarks on efforts to lower tensions along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh, Army chief General MM Naravane confirmed Saturday that “disengagement” of Chinese and Indian troops has begun in the Galwan area, and both sides “are disengaging in a phased manner”. He said military talks between the two sides have been “very fruitful” and “the situation will keep improving as we go on”. Speakin...
Jharkhand: BRO sends 1600 labourers on Ladakh border to construct road
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Jharkhand: BRO sends 1600 labourers on Ladakh border to construct road

1600 workers from Jharkhand will be left for Leh Ladakh by special train on Friday. For the Border Road Organization (BRO), the said workers will work for road construction on the India-China border. Chief Minister Hemant Soren flagged off this train. Before this, the Chief Minister will also address the workers. Labour cards will be distributed among these workers before departure. The BRO will regularly send workers to Leh Ladakh. Source link
US: Protests over George Floyd’s death could have an impact on Presidential Elections
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US: Protests over George Floyd’s death could have an impact on Presidential Elections

After the death of black American George Floyd in police custody in Minnesota, thousands of people came out on the streets to protest against apartheid. Clearly, all this had an impact on Trump's image, and the latest polls before the presidential election are also pointing to this. If Biden manages to defeat Trump, the political world will be eager to know about his plans. Source link
AAP changes its line: make testing open to all, only way to check
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AAP changes its line: make testing open to all, only way to check

Written by Mallica Joshi | New Delhi | Updated: June 14, 2020 7:24:15 am On June 6, Kejriwal warned that facilities in Delhi might get overwhelmed if people without symptoms too came for testing. (File photo) A week after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that asymptomatic people should refrain from getting tested for coronavirus, the state government appeared to make a U-turn on Saturday, saying it was up to the ICMR to change guidelines “for testing to increase”. Speaking to reporters, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said “testing could be opened for all” if the ICMR guidelines allow. Aam Aadmi Party Rajya S...