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Gujarat: 2 Jain monks arrested for ‘molesting woman’
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Gujarat: 2 Jain monks arrested for ‘molesting woman’

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: June 29, 2020 5:22:40 am Police said the monks have been arrested as per the probe in connection with the second FIR while the probe into the first one is going on. (Representational) Two Jain monks, who were booked by police for allegedly defiling a place of worship in Sabarkantha, were arrested on Sunday for allegedly molesting a woman. According to police, the accused, Kalyan Sagarji Maharaj (85) and Rajtilak Sagarji Maharaj (50), two Jain monks associated with Pavapuri Jain Tirthdham in Idar town of Sabarkantha, were detained by a police team on Saturday afternoon. Police sa...
Over 17k workers in Surat diamond hub screened, Gujarat Covid tally 31,444
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Over 17k workers in Surat diamond hub screened, Gujarat Covid tally 31,444

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad, Surat | Updated: June 29, 2020 5:33:05 am So far, over 400 diamond polishers in Katargam zone have tested positive. (Representational) The Gujarat government has activated 21 health teams in Surat, which is emerging as a new hotspot for Covid-19, and screened 17,105 diamond workers across 146 units in the diamond hub of Katargam, district reported 182 new cases, including 174 in Surat Municipal Corporation limits, taking the total number to 4,424. As many as 624 fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported from the state on Sunday, with Ahmedabad accounting for the highest share — 211. The state n...
Has Nepal become new client state of China?
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Has Nepal become new client state of China?

Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said on Sunday, "I don't want to remain on the post of Prime Minister for my sake. But if I am ousted now or my government loses the mandate, then no one will ever dare to speak up for Nepal. Not only today but even in the future. So not for my but Nepal's sake, it is important that this government continues." The statement makes it clear that Oli does not care about the consequences and wants to stay in power at all cost. Even if it means betrayal of a traditional ally in India and subservience to China. Watch this report. Source link
Talks will continue but military pushback also on Delhi’s table
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Talks will continue but military pushback also on Delhi’s table

Written by Ravish Tiwari | New Delhi | Published: June 29, 2020 5:02:04 am One key reason behind this resolve, the official said, is that the Chinese response after the killing of 20 Indian soldiers has not inspired any confidence that Beijing is looking at lowering the temperature. In fact, there is deep disquiet over the shrillness of its rhetoric. (Photo: AP) There is a growing consensus in the highest echelons of the government that while talks with China will – and should – continue, the country should be ready and prepared for a “military response” as and when it’s needed. In fact, the specific words, “clash” a...
India’s nationalist govt responsible for border dispute: Chinese mouthpiece
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India’s nationalist govt responsible for border dispute: Chinese mouthpiece

Chinese mouthpiece Global Times is yet again spewing vicious propaganda against India. In its latest article, Global Times has blamed the 'nationalist government' in India for its disputes with its neighbours. The article claims that it is because of the nationalist ideology that Nepal and India are having border disputes. The article is another brazen attempt by the Chinese propaganda machine to drive a wedge between India and Nepal. Source link
‘Kingpin’ of fixing racket in Australia is Indian on BCCI radar
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‘Kingpin’ of fixing racket in Australia is Indian on BCCI radar

Written by Gaurav Bhatt , Shamik Chakrabarty | New Delhi | Updated: June 29, 2020 5:47:15 am BCCI uses this photograph of Ravinder Dandiwal (right) in its educational sessions. An Indian man, who has been identified by police in Australia as the alleged kingpin of a major international tennis match-fixing syndicate, hails from Mohali near Chandigarh and figures on the watchlist of India’s cricket board, the BCCI’s top anti-corruption official told The Indian Express. On Saturday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Victoria Police have named Ravinder Dandiwal as the “central figure” in the fixing scam wh...
Fire in Vadodara food godown, Anand factory; none injured
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Fire in Vadodara food godown, Anand factory; none injured

By: Express News Service | Vadodara | Published: June 29, 2020 4:50:25 am Firemen at the factory in Dhobikuwa village, Vadodara, on Sunday. (Express Photo) Two major incidents of fire were reported from two factories in Anand and Vadodara districts on Saturday night. No one was hurt in either of the incidents. In Anand, a massive fire broke out in Jay Chemicals, a dye manufacturing factory, around 9 pm on Saturday. No casualty was reported in the incident as the plant, located in Kalamsar village of Anand’s Khambhat taluka was closed, a fire brigade official said. Thirteen fire tenders were deployed and ...
Modi’s steps against China will also determine his political legacy
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Modi’s steps against China will also determine his political legacy

In today's edition of 'Mann Ki Baat', without naming China, PM Modi called it 'evil.' After isolating Pakistan from most of the world, China has become the biggest geopolitical challenge for PM Modi. For the first time in decades, Indian soldiers have been martyred along the Line of Actual Control. Hence, how Modi decides to respond against China will not only determine India's future foreign policy but also seal his political legacy. Watch this report. Source link
AC Milan sink AS Roma with late goals as teams struggle in the heat | Football News – Times of India
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AC Milan sink AS Roma with late goals as teams struggle in the heat | Football News – Times of India

AC Milan . (AP Photo) MILAN: AC Milan scored twice in the last quarter of an hour to sink AS Roma 2-0 in a slow-paced Serie A match on Sunday as both teams struggled in the San Siro heat. The match kicked off at 1715 local time with the temperature around 32 Celsius and, although the pitch was almost entirely in the shade, the conditions clearly affected both teams. After an entirely forgettable first half, Milan, still missing forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a calf injury, finally stirred into life after the break as Hakan Calhanoglu and Lucas Paqueta forced saves from Antonio Mirante. The hosts broke through in the 76th minute when Franck Kessie's shot was saved at close range by Mirante and the ball rebound to Ante Rebic. His first shot struck the post but the ball came straight back...
With 327 new Covid-19 cases, Assam tally surges to 7,492
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With 327 new Covid-19 cases, Assam tally surges to 7,492

As many as 44 police personnel including a Superintendent of Police (SP) level officer have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the state. Assam now has 2,390 active cases of Covid-19. (File Photo: PTI)With 327 new Covid-19 cases being reported in the last 24 hours, Assam's virus tally has increased to 7,492. Out of the new cases, 195 cases have been reported alone from Guwahati city.One Covid-19 patient died at a government-run hospital in Guwahati on Friday, taking the death toll to 11.Assam Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma confirmed the report saying the state has registered 327 fresh Covid-19 positive cases in last 24 hours and with the new cases the state tally has now increased to 7,492.“327 new #COVID19+ cases detected in Assam today. Out of these, 195 cases were r...
Pakistan cricketers reach England for series amid COVID-19 pandemic | Cricket News – Times of India
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Pakistan cricketers reach England for series amid COVID-19 pandemic | Cricket News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: A 31-member Pakistan contingent, including 20 players, reached England on Sunday as six out of their 10 coronavirus-infected cricketers were held back despite returning negative when tested the second time. The Pakistan cricketers and 11 support staff members arrived on a chartered flight from Lahore and will be transported to Worcestershire. Coming out one by one, wearing masks, the Pakistani players and support staff members were seen maintaining distance. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has made arrangements for their testing before they go on a 14-day isolation period, during which they will be allowed to train. Pakistan team arrival Manchester 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿#ENGvPAK https://t.co/FWWPtgUjEs— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) 1593362889000The side will move to Derbyshire on J...
US special envoy Khalilzad travelling to Pak, Qatar and Uzbekistan – Times of India
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US special envoy Khalilzad travelling to Pak, Qatar and Uzbekistan – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Special US Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad is travelling to Qatar, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as part of his sustained effort to bring peace in the war-torn country, the State Department said on Sunday. Joined by US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) CEO Adam Boehler, Khalilzad left for the region on June 28, it said in a media release. During his meetings, Khalilzad "will urge support for all Afghans to meet their remaining commitments ahead of intra-Afghan negotiations, specifically reduced violence and timely prisoner releases," the State Department said. Noting that Afghan peace, economic growth, and regional connectivity are closely linked and mutually supportive, it said that the delegation will explore investment opportunit...
Mumbai Police Urge Citizens Not To Move Beyond 2 KM From Home; Outdoor Movement Allowed For Essential Services
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Mumbai Police Urge Citizens Not To Move Beyond 2 KM From Home; Outdoor Movement Allowed For Essential Services

New Delhi: Movement of people to visit markets, salons, and barber shops should not be beyond a radius of 2 kilometres from their houses, the Mumbai Police said on Sunday,  in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.Movement beyond two km is permitted only for attending office or medical emergencies, a senior police official said, adding that movement outside this radius for shopping is strictly prohibited.ALSO READ|Maharashtra To Get Covid 19 Drugs Remdesivir And Favipiravir For Free? Read Details HereThe Mumbai Police appealed to residents to follow the personal safety and social distancing norms, else they will take strict action against offenders.Shopping to be done in 2 km radius from the residence"While many activities have been permitted under the Mission Begi...
Massive fire at a mentha oil factory in UP’s Rampur
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Massive fire at a mentha oil factory in UP’s Rampur

A massive fire broke out in Tilak colony area of Rampur in Uttar Pradesh. The area is under the limits of Kotwali Police Station. As many as four fire tenders have been rushed to the spot to contain the damage. The fire accident has reportedly taken place at Mentha oil factory. The fire fighting operations are underway. No loss of life has been reported yet in the accident. The incident took place near the district hospital. Source link
Government changes, people remain: Dalai Lama’s veiled dig at Xi Jinping
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Government changes, people remain: Dalai Lama’s veiled dig at Xi Jinping

Amid escalating tension and border crisis between India and China, the issue of Tibet is also gaining momentum. Even America has now started to pressure China over Hong Kong as well as Tibet. Meanwhile, Tibetan spiritual guru Dalai Lama has made a statement that is no less than a warning for the Chinese establishment. Dalai Lama said, "There is no freedom of speech or expression in China but that will change. The government or the party always changes but the people always remain. The Chinese government may criticise me but the Chinese people love me." Source link
Why is Ramdev’s Coronil drug receiving backlash from all sides?
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Why is Ramdev’s Coronil drug receiving backlash from all sides?

In wake of yoga guru Ramdev announcing a self-proclaimed Covid-19 medicine, Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma warned that stringent action shall be taken against those propagating and endorsing any kind of medicine for coronavirus without following due norms. Maharashtra Home Minister even called it a fake medicine. Meanwhile, director of the institute where the trial of Coronil supposedly took place has already backtracked on his support for the drug. What is the story behind the Coronil controversy? Source link
Ben Stokes will be brilliant as England captain, says Stuart Broad | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ben Stokes will be brilliant as England captain, says Stuart Broad | Cricket News – Times of India

Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes. (Photo credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images)Ben Stokes would have no trouble stepping into the role of England captain if Joe Root were to miss the first Test of their three-match series against West Indies, fast bowler Stuart Broad said on Sunday. England skipper Root has said he could miss the series opener, scheduled for July 8, if it clashes with the birth of his second child and Broad, 34, believes the side would still be in good hands, with vice-captain Stokes well-equipped to take the reins. "Stokes will be fine. The toughest part of the job is off the field, lots of extra meetings and planning, which he won't have to get involved in," Broad told reporters in a virtual news conference. "He has a great cricket brain, he has grown and matured over the las...
Vande Bharat Mission To Enter Phase 4 From July 3rd, Air India To Operate 170 Flights
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Vande Bharat Mission To Enter Phase 4 From July 3rd, Air India To Operate 170 Flights

New Delhi: The Ministry of Civil Aviation has announced that the Vande Bharat Mission will enter phase 4 on July 3. Air India will operate a total of 170 flights including 31 flights to the US, 19 to the UK, 9 to Canada & 8 to Australia.The government started the mission on May 6 to help stranded people reach their destinations using special repatriation flights. Scheduled international passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic.ALSO READ|New Normal For AC Trains, Passengers To Breathe In Operation Theatre Like Fresh AirUnder the fourth phase of the mission, Air India will be conducting 170 flights connecting India with Canada, the US, the UK, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, T...
Mumbai Police asks people to stay within 2 km of homes, else vehicles to be seized
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Mumbai Police asks people to stay within 2 km of homes, else vehicles to be seized

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 29, 2020 3:48:42 am The police also threatened to close down shops or markets that are found flouting social distancing norms. (Representational) The Mumbai Police on Sunday said that it will seize all privately-owned vehicles that are found to have travelled beyond a 2-km radius from the houses of the owners for purposes other than going to office or availing medical services during emergencies. However, those travelling in private vehicles but are involved in essential services have been exempted from the rule. Since June 8, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai have ...