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Status quo ante the goal, India digs in for long haul
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Status quo ante the goal, India digs in for long haul

Written by Sushant Singh , Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | Updated: June 27, 2020 1:06:03 pm Maxar WorldView-3 satellite image shows close up view of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) border and patrol point 14 in the eastern Ladakh sector of Galwan Valley June 22, 2020. As tensions simmer on the India-China border, the government does not expect an early resolution of the two-month-old standoff on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) because of a deadlock in both diplomatic and military talks. A senior government official told The Indian Express that the armed forces had been given a “free hand” to deal with the si...
Status quo ante the goal, India digs in for long haul
Politics

Status quo ante the goal, India digs in for long haul

Written by Sushant Singh , Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | Published: June 27, 2020 5:21:08 am Maxar WorldView-3 satellite image shows close up view of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) border and patrol point 14 in the eastern Ladakh sector of Galwan Valley June 22, 2020.  As tensions simmer on the India-China border, the government does not expect an early resolution of the two-month-old standoff on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) because of a deadlock in both diplomatic and military talks. A senior government official told The Indian Express that the armed forces had been given a “free hand” to deal with the...
Explained: India & America’s double attack on China | Ghanti Bajao
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Explained: India & America’s double attack on China | Ghanti Bajao

Watch this report of Ghanti Bajao to know the double attack of India and America on China. Earlier in the day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited Chinese Peoples Liberation Army's (PLA) "deadly" confrontation with India as one of the reasons for Washington recalibrating its defence commitments in Europe and looking at countering emerging threats.Take a look at this complete report. Source link
Why not reduce VAT on fuel in Congress-ruled states: JDU
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Why not reduce VAT on fuel in Congress-ruled states: JDU

JDU spokesperson Rajeev Ranjan has said that Congress' protest on fuel price hike seems hollow as they are protesting only for the sake of protest. Ranjan contended that if Congress was serious about reducing oil prices than it would have reduced VATs at least in the states where it is directly on power or in the government in the alliance partner.Modi government has been facing criticism on all sides for past few days as oil prices continue to mount for 19 straight days. Source link
Ghanti Bajao viewers comment on hike of petrol & diesel
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Ghanti Bajao viewers comment on hike of petrol & diesel

The prices of fuel have been rising in India for the past 20 days after oil marketing companies (OMCs) started daily revision since June 7.The rise in fuel prices continued on Friday across the metros with petrol prices crossing Rs 80 per litre in the national capital. In Delhi, petrol was sold for Rs 80.13 a litre, 21 paise higher from Thursday's level.Similarly, prices of diesel also increased on Friday for the 20th straight day. In Delhi, diesel was sold for Rs 80.19 a litre, higher by 17 paise from Rs 80.02 on Thursday. Source link
Do celebrities indulge in politics of different political parties? | Ghanti Bajao
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Do celebrities indulge in politics of different political parties? | Ghanti Bajao

Watch this report of Ghanti Bajao to know, 'Do celebrities indulge in politics of different political parties?'. Samajwadi Party (SP) workers were lathi-charged by the Lucknow Police on Friday while they were protesting against the increase in petrol prices outside the Vidhan Sabha.The prices of fuel have been rising in India for the past 20 days after oil marketing companies (OMCs) started daily revision since June 7. Source link
Boeing 737 MAX certification flight test expected soon – Times of India
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Boeing 737 MAX certification flight test expected soon – Times of India

A Boeing 737 Max aircraft is seen parked outside the company's production facility in Renton, Washington (Reut...Read MoreWASHINGTON: A key step in the return to service of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX could take place as soon as early next week, two people briefed on the matter said on Friday. Boeing Co's best-selling plane has been grounded since March 2019 after two fatal crashes killed 346 people. A certification flight test, which is expected to last at least two days, is likely to take place starting as early as Tuesday but has not been finalized. The Federal Aviation Administration would then need to approve new pilot training procedures and complete other steps and would not likely approve the plane's ungrounding until September, the sources said. A decision on the timing of the ...
Waiter’s murder: Delhi Police chargesheet names owner of hospital that treated riot victims
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Waiter’s murder: Delhi Police chargesheet names owner of hospital that treated riot victims

Written by Somya Lakhani , Anand Mohan J | New Delhi | Updated: June 27, 2020 7:25:39 am Anwar, owner of New Mustafabad’s Al Hind hospital, had attended to several patients with injuries, including bullet wounds and skull fractures, sustained during the February riots at his hospital, which has been running for three years. (Express Photo: Praveen Khanna) The owner of a hospital, which had during the Northeast Delhi riots provided emergency treatment to victims, has been named by the Delhi Police as the organiser of a protest whose participants indulged in violence. Dr M A Anwar’s name finds a mention in the...
Amar Virdi hopes to follow fellow Sikh Monty Panesar into England team | Cricket News – Times of India
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Amar Virdi hopes to follow fellow Sikh Monty Panesar into England team | Cricket News – Times of India

Amar Virdi bowls during an England training session on June 26, 2020 in Southampton. (Getty Images)LONDON: Amar Virdi wants to follow the example of fellow Sikh spinner Monty Panesar by establishing himself in the England Test side. Virdi, an uncapped 21-year-old Surrey off-break bowler, has been called into England's 30-man training camp ahead of next month's three Test campaign at home to the West Indies -- the first major international cricket series since the global games went into a coronavirus-enforced lockdown. When Vikram Solanki, a fellow British Asian, was recently appointed as the head coach of Surrey it reopened the debate on whether English cricket was doing enough to attract talent from minority communities. And Virdi was in no doubt about the importance of role models whe...
Always strive to be the best but in the right way: Kohli to Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India
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Always strive to be the best but in the right way: Kohli to Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India

File Pic: Hardik Pandya with his skipper Virat Kohli (Getty Images)NEW DELHI: You should have the hunger to be number one by your own hard work and not by pushing anyone else down, is the advice that Indian captain Virat Kohli gave to his teammate and all-rounder Hardik Pandya. "Just two days ago, I was speaking to Virat. I asked him 'what is the reason for your success?" Pandya is quoted as saying by Sports Tak. "He replied back 'your attitude is fine, everything is fine, just you have to keep one thing in mind to reach and have that level of consistency. You should have great hunger to be the no. 1 in the right way. Not by pushing anyone down. By your own hard work and on your own merit, to become the no. 1 should be your goal'," Pandya said. Pandya made his international debut under ...
Delhi: To speed up riot cases, 11 spl public prosecutors picked
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Delhi: To speed up riot cases, 11 spl public prosecutors picked

Written by Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | Published: June 27, 2020 4:07:00 am In a notification issued on June 24 in the name of the L-G, the Deputy Secretary (Home) of the Delhi government stated, “…the Competent Authority is pleased to appoint these persons as Special Public Prosecutors (SPPs). Eleven special public prosecutors (SPPs) have been appointed by Lt-Governor Anil Baijal to ensure a “speedy trial” in connection with the Northeast Delhi riots in February. The prosecutors will handle over 700 cases, including 53 murder cases, filed with respect to the riots so far. The advocates have been appointed aft...
24×7 offices, shifts: CM advisor on way ahead for Mumbai
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24×7 offices, shifts: CM advisor on way ahead for Mumbai

Written by Sandeep A Ashar | Mumbai | Published: June 27, 2020 4:01:50 am Ajoy Mehta is of the view the Covid growth curve has flattened in the state, but said Maharashtra would go beyond the Indian Council Medical Research’s testing protocol and expand testing in a big way. (Express Photo) AS EMPLOYEES return to offices in the country’s business capital post lockdown, they may well be adapting to a new work schedule. In an interview to The Indian Express on Wednesday, Maharashtra’s outgoing Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta, who was appointed Principal Advisor to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, said, “We are coming to a c...
UN human rights experts call for decisive measures to protect fundamental freedoms in China – Times of India
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UN human rights experts call for decisive measures to protect fundamental freedoms in China – Times of India

Representative imageGENEVA: The UN human rights experts have voiced concerns over China's collective repression of its population, especially religious and ethnic minorities in Muslim-majority Xinjiang and the Tibet autonomous regions, and called for decisive measures to protect fundamental freedoms in the country. "The UN experts repeatedly communicated with the Government of the People's Republic of China their alarm regarding the repression of fundamental freedoms in China,” according to a press statement released by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday. They have “raised their concerns regarding a range of issues of grave concern, from the collective repression of the population, especially religious and ethnic minorities, in Xinjiang an...
Trend of decline in daily deaths offers glimmer in Maharashtra
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Trend of decline in daily deaths offers glimmer in Maharashtra

Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | Updated: June 27, 2020 7:17:25 am The daily death figures reported by Maharashtra so far have included deaths that may have occurred over the past several days or weeks, making it difficult to gauge the precise number of fatalities that occurred on each day. (Express file photo by Prashant Nadkar) The number of daily deaths from Covid-19 in Maharashtra has been declining for over a fortnight now, government data analysed by The Indian Express show. This declining trend contrasts with the continuing rising trend in the number of daily new Covid cases, and could indicate the ...
Google rolls out verified calls feature, here’s what it does – Times of India
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Google rolls out verified calls feature, here’s what it does – Times of India

Internet search giant Google has rolled out a new feature called ‘verified calls’ that will inform users about the incoming calls by asking businesses to provide certain information. According to a report by Android Police, the verified calls feature is different from call screening as the latter can be initiated by the user on any incoming call, however, the former needs to come from “businesses that have gone through Google's approval process. When a call that meets the criteria is placed from an approved business, the user will see the business name and logo, as well as the reason for the call.” On its support page, Google said that verified calls feature is turned on by default. However, if users want to turn it off they can by opting out any time. The support page also details how ...
Google adds Business Messages in Maps and Search – Times of India
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Google adds Business Messages in Maps and Search – Times of India

Internet search giant Google has expanded the functionality of messaging a business in Google Maps and Search. “Today we’re expanding Business Messages in Maps and Search to support all kinds of businesses, and giving them the ability to integrate Business Messages directly with their customer service platforms,” said Google in a blog post. Google has introduced new smart replies, visual product carousels, among other things to make it easier for business to talk to their customers. Google also claims that it will offer a smooth transition from automated replies to a customer service agent, “so that it's not disruptive when the customer messages a business.” The internet search giant has already partnered with several organisations such as Woolworths, Walmart, etc to try the updated Bus...
Google Pay is not banned by RBI, clarifies NPCI – Times of India
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Google Pay is not banned by RBI, clarifies NPCI – Times of India

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) rejected claims being made on social media that Google Pay has been banned by the RBI. It has issued a statement clarifying that Google Pay is authorised in India and it is as legal as any other recognised UPI apps in the country. “We have come across some quotes on social media which suggest that transferring money through Google Pay is not protected by the law, since the app is unauthorised. RBI has authorised NPCI as a Payment System Operator (PSO) of UPI and NPCI in its capacity as PSO authorises all UPI participants. We would like to clarify that Google Pay is classified as Third Party App Provider (TPAP) that also provides UPI payment services like many others, working through banking partners and operating under the UPI framework of N...
Mumbai: Labourer dies after falling in lift duct
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Mumbai: Labourer dies after falling in lift duct

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 27, 2020 3:18:25 am The incident took place on Thursday when they were moving a large wooden cupboard to the fourth floor. (Representational) A 42-year-old labourer, who was helping shift furniture in an underconstruction building in Mumbai, died after falling in a lift duct on Thursday. The Chembur police has registered a case of death due to negligence against contractor Chakor Purav. According to the statement of Vilas Murmure (40), the complainant in the case, he and the deceased – Palghar resident Sanjay Balu Patil – had been working for Purav, who...