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Day: June 27, 2020

Surjewala’s question to Nadda: What is source of BJP, RSS funding?
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Surjewala’s question to Nadda: What is source of BJP, RSS funding?

Randeep Surjewala said, "BJP President, Shri J.P. Nadda has lost his political balance in his flailing attempts at distraction from the issues of National Security and Territorial Integrity. Rise from ur fears, defend the Nation & support our armed forces. This is true test of ‘Patriotism’." Surjewala also asked Nadda from where does BJP and RSS get their funding and will the BJP chief disclose their source of funding? Source link
Covid-19 toll: 629 West Bengal records over 500 cases for second straight day
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Covid-19 toll: 629 West Bengal records over 500 cases for second straight day

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: June 28, 2020 5:24:05 am According to the government, 27,492 migrant workers are still in special facilities, while 7,181 others are in institutional quarantine. According to authorities, 84,291 people are still in home isolation, while 467 people are in safe homes. (Representational) West Bengal recorded more than 500 Covid-19 cases for the second straight day as the case count increased to 16,711, while the toll rose by 13 to 629. The districts of Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, and Howrah — the pandemic epicentre in the state — reported 70% of the 521 new infections, and 11 of the ...
Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise: 2 weeks on and yet the outrage continues
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Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise: 2 weeks on and yet the outrage continues

Sushant Singh Rajput ended his life at his residence in Bandra, Mumbai. Ever since then, there has been an outrage against the top names of Bollywood with consistent allegations of groupism, nepotism and factionalism. Here is a list of several 'exposes' that have taken place since the 'MS Dhoni' actor bid farewell to this world. Source link
Govt taking action against schools violating fee order, says Bhupendrasinh Chudasama
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Govt taking action against schools violating fee order, says Bhupendrasinh Chudasama

Written by Ritu Sharma | Ahmedabad | Published: June 28, 2020 5:23:42 am Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama. (File) Notwithstanding directives from the state government to self-financed schools across the state to not hike fees for this academic session in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak, the state education department has issued notices to nearly 10 schools for alleged violation. Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama told The Indian Express in an interview that 10 schools in all, across Surat, Ahmedabad and Rajkot have been issued notices based on complaints received from parents. “After receiving...
Abhishek Bachchan returns to shooting post lockdown
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Abhishek Bachchan returns to shooting post lockdown

Shoots of films, commercials and tv shows were stopped during lockdown due to Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. However, now that those restrictions have been lifted, various stars are returning to their previous projects and commitments. Abhsihek Bachchan was seen today at a studio in Versova. He had arrived for a shoot. Junior Bachchan was wearing a face mask when he arrived for the shooting. Source link
Bengal: Pvt bus body rejects CM’s Rs 27-crore subsidy offer, sticks to fare hike demand
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Bengal: Pvt bus body rejects CM’s Rs 27-crore subsidy offer, sticks to fare hike demand

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: June 28, 2020 5:15:55 am “We welcome the decision taken by the chief minister, but this monthly assistance of Rs 15,000 will not solve our financial problem. There is no alternative to a fare hike. We are not increasing the fare by ourselves,” said Pradip Narayan Bose. (File) A day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced Rs 15,000 subsidy for each of the 6,000 private buses for three months, a private bus operators’ association on Saturday refused to accept the financial assistance and stood by its earlier demand of a fare hike. Pradip Narayan Bose, ...
Act against those misusing Amphan relief funds: Dhankhar to Mamata
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Act against those misusing Amphan relief funds: Dhankhar to Mamata

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: June 28, 2020 5:13:42 am The comments came a day after Dhankhar told the government to expedite the distribution of relief materials, and ensure transparency in the process. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Saturday again asked CM Mamata Banerjee to take action to stop the misappropriation of relief materials meant for people affected in cyclone Amphan. The comments came a day after he told the government to expedite the distribution of relief materials, and ensure transparency in the process. In his latest tweets, Dhankhar said it was the time for action, not sta...
Bengal: In new appraisal system, BDOs and SDOs under CM control
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Bengal: In new appraisal system, BDOs and SDOs under CM control

Written by Atri Mitra | Kolkata | Published: June 28, 2020 5:07:54 am Now, as per the memorandum, the Chief Minister is also the accepting authority for Land Reform Officers, District Magistrates of WBCS cadre, Additional District Magistrates and Additional Executive Officers of Zila Parishads. The Mamata Banerjee government has revised the format of the annual confidential report (ACR) of West Bengal Civil Service executive officers to bring officials such as Additional District Magistrates, Block Development Officers (BDOs) and Sub-Divisional Officers (SDOs) under the direct control of the Chief Minister. This chan...
Delhi: Donations drying up, institution for blind children struggles to stay afloat
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Delhi: Donations drying up, institution for blind children struggles to stay afloat

Written by Sukrita Baruah | New Delhi | Published: June 28, 2020 4:52:39 am A student and teacher at the National Association of Blind. (Archive photo) With individual donations and corporate contributions drying up amid the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown, an institution that has supported the education of visually impaired children in Delhi for decades is on its last legs. Since April, the National Association of Blind has been struggling to pay its 100-odd staff members. Since the education support it provides to over 300 disabled children is free of cost, it is dependent on external support. However, the pa...
Markaz chargesheet talks of Malaysia, Indonesia foreigners as virus carriers
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Markaz chargesheet talks of Malaysia, Indonesia foreigners as virus carriers

Written by Anand Mohan J | New Delhi | Updated: June 28, 2020 7:51:58 am Police said the foreigners took part in the Nizamuddin gathering after the Covid outbreak in their countries. (Archive photo) The Delhi Police chargesheet into the Tablighi Jamaat gathering at Markaz Nizamuddin, which became a Covid hotspot, refers to a similar gathering in Malaysia and a cancelled event in Indonesia, where coronavirus cases were reported in March, before the outbreak in the national capital. “It is needless to point out that some of these foreigners have acted as carriers of the highly infectious coronavirus and had thus brough...
Central team visits Thane, stresses on reducing coronavirus mortality rate
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Central team visits Thane, stresses on reducing coronavirus mortality rate

A Central team visited restricted quarantine areas in Thane and said the emphasis should be on reducing the coronavirus mortality rate and suggested testing capacity be increased in the district. The team said that the need of the hour was large-scale contact tracing, increasing the number of tests and setting up of more quarantine facilities. (Photo: PTI)A Central team on Saturday visited Thane district to review the Covid-19 situation and told local authorities to concentrate on reducing the mortality rate from the infection.As on Friday night, Thane district had 27,479 Covid-19 cases, with Thane city, Kalyan-Dombivali and Bhiwandi numbers being particularly worrisome, while 911 people have succumbed to the infection.The team, which included Joint Secretary in the Union Health Ministr...
‘Wish I was there to chuck pies at you’: Yuvraj’s hilarious birthday wish for Kevin Pietersen | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘Wish I was there to chuck pies at you’: Yuvraj’s hilarious birthday wish for Kevin Pietersen | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen, who ringed in his 40th birthday on Saturday, received a hilarious birthday wish from former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh. "@KP24 my friend it's your birthday Clinking beer mugs wish I was there to chuck pies at you and smash your face with them! Have a wonderful day and year ahead buddy! More power to you," Yuvraj tweeted. @KP24 my friend it’s your birthday 🍻 wish I was there to chuck pies 🥧 at you and smash your face with them! Have a… https://t.co/n0sIPsEnGo— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) 1593268575000The right-handed Pietersen who is one of the most active former cricketers on Twitter soon replied to Yuvraj's post and said, "Hahaha! Hopefully soon bro!" @YUVSTRONG12 Hahaha! Hopefully soon bro! 🙏🏽— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) 1593269077...
Multiple shades of China just prove how trustworthy the country is
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Multiple shades of China just prove how trustworthy the country is

Xi Jinping and his government first extended the hand of friendship with PM Modi. He did the same with US President Donald Trump. But then, in the United Nations, China always stood in support of Pakistan and Pakistan based terrorists again India and the United States. These multiple shades of China's behaviour just prove that China under Xi Jinping just can not be trusted. Source link
As Kejriwal and Shah inspect Covid centre, their partymen spar on who gets credit
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As Kejriwal and Shah inspect Covid centre, their partymen spar on who gets credit

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 28, 2020 4:35:47 am Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visit the Radha Soami Satsang centre in Chattarpur on Saturday. (Photo: Gajendra Yadav) Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the Radha Soami Satsang centre in South Delhi’s Chattarpur, which is being converted into a Covid facility for 10,000 patients, on Saturday. Of the 10,000 beds, 2,000 are ready and over 300 personnel provided by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police and Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) will be present at the facility initially...
First Covid, now hunger, Bhagalpur migrants start packing — again
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First Covid, now hunger, Bhagalpur migrants start packing — again

Written by Dipankar Ghose | Updated: June 28, 2020 9:12:58 am The panchayat building in Bhulni lies locked. (Express photo by Dipankar Ghose) They had dreamt of Bhulni. Their green fields, mango trees and families. It is what kept them going even as hungry in the special trains, or on the back of trucks, for days and nights. But now that they are here, that dream is falling apart, infected by reality. Bihar’s villages have no work, no sustenance. It was why they left. And it is why, despite the yearning to be home at a time of crisis, they will have to leave again. With 63,962 returning migrants, a rising Covid curve...
Novak Djokovic misses golden opportunity to shore up sport | Tennis News – Times of India
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Novak Djokovic misses golden opportunity to shore up sport | Tennis News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Novak Djokovic missed an opportunity, a golden one. For tennis, and for the world of sport. He was in position, the ball was on his racket strings and his timing was smack. In the end, it was a poorly directed shot. Not just was the world No. 1’s Adria Tour a chance gone abegging, it stoked new fears among sportspersons looking to get on with the game in the midst of a raging pandemic. Positive Covid-19 tests are emerging in playing fields across the planet — be it in football’s premier leagues, ahead of international cricket tours or on the PGA’s manicured lawns — despite every protocol, WHO guidelines and government advice being followed. Against this backdrop, Djokovic’s fundraiser exhibition, to have been played across the Balkans from June 13 to July 4, didn’t just throw...
Once Covid-19 free, 89 new cases registered in Goa
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Once Covid-19 free, 89 new cases registered in Goa

As many as 89 new Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases were registered in the coastal state of Goa. The state was deemed Coronavirus free in the month of April. Now, the state has a total of 1128 cases with over 660 active cases. Meanwhile, there are 5 lakh total number of cases in India making it only the fourth country to reach that sad milestone in world. However, 2.95 lakh people have also recovered from the pandemic. Source link
2 more deaths in Galwan: Soldiers building bridge drown in river accidents
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2 more deaths in Galwan: Soldiers building bridge drown in river accidents

Written by Divya Goyal , Srinath Rao | Ludhiana, Mumbai | Updated: June 28, 2020 3:01:35 pm Army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Ganderbal district Two soldiers, Naik Sachin Vikram More (37) from Malegaon and Lance Naik Saleem Khan (23) from Patiala, died after drowning in a river in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley area. Their last rites were held on Saturday. While there was no official statement from the Army, sources said “these are accidents and not connected to the current situation in the region”. The families of the two soldiers said they were told that the two men were part of a team involved...
How Donald Trump has ensured a ‘sad’ Diwali for Indians hoping for a US job
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How Donald Trump has ensured a ‘sad’ Diwali for Indians hoping for a US job

US Presidential Elections are just a few months away and things aren't looking good for US President Donald Trump. Hence, in order to woo his conservative base, his administration has rolled out several visa restrictions including H1B work visa which several Indians need to work in the United States. Due to this decision, several Indians who were on the cusp of getting a visa to enter the United States as a professional have received a massive setback. Watch this report to understand how. Source link
Why burden middle class with fuel price hike during Covid-19 crisis?
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Why burden middle class with fuel price hike during Covid-19 crisis?

For 21 straight days, the price of petrol and diesel have been on the rise. The BJP government at the Centre claims that the taxes on petrol and diesel have been increased to fill the government's coffers so that they can fund the schemes that benefit poor. The situation is so dire that in Delhi, the price of Diesel has become higher than petrol. Which begs the question, is it necessary to impose a burden on the middle class to benefit the poor? Why trouble middle class that has already seen its income reduce in times of Covid-19? Source link