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Maharashtra: ‘Padukas’ of saints head for Pandharpur today, CM to perform puja
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Maharashtra: ‘Padukas’ of saints head for Pandharpur today, CM to perform puja

Written by Manoj Dattatrye More | Pune | Published: June 30, 2020 5:26:56 am Accompanied by 20 warkaris, the “padukas” will be taken by special buses of the state transport. The district administration has decided not to reveal the route to be taken by the buses and timing when the “padukas” will be carried from the temple premises. (File) Keeping the centuries-old tradition intact, the holy “padukas” of Sant Dnyanewshwar and Sant Tukaram will leave from the temple towns of Alandi and Dehu for Pandharpur, Lord Vitthal’s abode, on Tuesday and reach there in five hours for the Ashadhi Ekadhashi celebrations the next da...
Watch how India can choke China via Malacca Strait | Ghanti Bajao
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Watch how India can choke China via Malacca Strait | Ghanti Bajao

Nearly 80 percent of the Chinese trade happens via Malacca Strait which is in the Indian Ocean. If war happens, it would be this area which India would use to choke China and flop all of its plans.Recently, India and Japan's joint naval exercise in the Indian Ocean surely troubled ChinaTake a look. Source link
Difficult to execute ban on Chinese apps: Digital experts – Times of India
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Difficult to execute ban on Chinese apps: Digital experts – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Several digital and technology experts say that it will be difficult to execute the ban on 59 Chinese apps as it would require internet service providers to blacklist every host name and domain name associated with these apps. It would also require Google and Apple to remove these apps from their stores, which could expose users to unofficial versions of the apps. "App bans are notoriously hard to execute. Earlier when TikTok was banned, it was taken down from both app stores on the backing of a Madras HC order. Still people could download APKs from the web and access the app," Shashank Mohan, a tech-policy researcher at Delhi's National Law University Centre for Communication Governance. APKs are unofficial versions. “The government has also not explained how these apps thre...
Captaining England would be ‘huge honour’, says Ben Stokes | Cricket News – Times of India
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Captaining England would be ‘huge honour’, says Ben Stokes | Cricket News – Times of India

Ben Stokes. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)LONDON: England's talisman Ben Stokes says captaining his country even just once in his career would be a "huge honour" but admits it was never a massive ambition. The all-rounder is poised to lead the team in the first Test against West Indies on July 8 with captain Joe Root likely to miss the game to attend the birth of his second child. "I've given it a little thought but not really dived into it yet," the 29-year-old told a virtual news conference on Monday. "I mean, it's not like it's not a big deal. Getting the opportunity to captain England is a huge honour. Even if it's only the once, you can say you captained England. "So it's something that I'm looking forward to if the opportunity presents itself. But also I know I'm only stepp...
Flood has brought China on its knees, a report | Master Stroke
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Flood has brought China on its knees, a report | Master Stroke

After the Coronavirus, China is facing another challenge. This challenge is flood and the destruction caused by the calamity. In South China, many cities are flooded due to swollen rivers post heavy rainfall. Many people are stuck in various places. The reason behind the present state is continuous downpour making the rivers to flow above the danger mark and hence enter the residential area.Most of the times China tries to prove its strength but due to flood, the country is struggling. Source link
Managing Bumrah’s workload so that he can bowl full throttle: Bharat Arun | Cricket News – Times of India
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Managing Bumrah’s workload so that he can bowl full throttle: Bharat Arun | Cricket News – Times of India

Jasprit Bumrah and Bharat ArunCHENNAI: Jasprit Bumrah has been one of the most lethal pacers in recent times. The Indian fast bowler's pace, variation and ability to bowl yorkers have troubled the batsmen and he has gone on to pick up wickets in all conditions. What has also contributed to his success is his unconventional bowling style. The slinging bowling action has garnered a lot of attention ever since he burst on to the international cricket scene as batsmen find it difficult to decipher his deliveries. India bowling coach Bharat Arun too feels that it makes Bumrah a potent bowler. However, a lot of experts do feel that Bumrah's unconventional action could lead to a lot of injuries. Arun said that they try to manage the Gujarat pacer's workload so that he can bowl at an optimum le...
Unlock 2.0 guidelines released: Schools, Colleges to remain shut till July 31
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Unlock 2.0 guidelines released: Schools, Colleges to remain shut till July 31

Guidelines for Unlock 2.0 have been released by the Narendra Modi government. As per the guidelines, the schools and colleges will remain shut till July 31. On the other hand, the gyms will remain non-operational too. The night curfew will be imposed from 10 pm to 5 am now.Watch the complete report to gather all the information regarding changes in the present functioning of the country. Source link
Karnataka works on app to help patients find beds as cases rise in Bengaluru
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Karnataka works on app to help patients find beds as cases rise in Bengaluru

Written by Johnson T A | Bengaluru | Published: June 30, 2020 3:57:24 am “We want to create an app that will work like Ola and Uber apps for access to hospital beds. Only those who test positive for Covid-19 will be able to book a bed,” said head of the War Room Munish Moudgil, an IAS officer. (File Photo) At a time when Bengaluru faces a bed crunch due to a spike in Covid-19 cases, the software development team of Karnataka Covid-19 War Room has been entrusted with developing an app that helps patients find a hospital bed as easily as they book a cab. “We want to create an app that will work like Ola and Uber apps f...
Maharashtra: Regulator warns power utilities against disconnecting supply
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Maharashtra: Regulator warns power utilities against disconnecting supply

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 30, 2020 3:33:53 am MERC underlined that it would keep a vigil on the billing issue and would not like any consumer to be put to any undue inconvenience by the distribution licensees. (Representational) With an increasing number of complaints from consumers over receiving inflated power bills during the lockdown period of March to May, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has warned power companies against disconnecting electricity supply of any resident or commercial premises due to non-payment of bills. It also urged the power util...
Maharashtra: Man wanted for sexual assault beats up constable
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Maharashtra: Man wanted for sexual assault beats up constable

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 30, 2020 3:28:22 am “A case under sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 was registered against him early Thursday. He had sexually assaulted a girl staying in his building,” said an officer. (Rerpesentational) A 44-year-old constable from Navghar police station was allegedly beaten up by a man wanted by the police for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. The man is said to have assaulted the constable, Bharat Suryavanshi, with a wooden club when a police team was sent to his hideout on Thursday afternoon. “A case under sect...
TikTok Banned In India: ‘Please Never Allow This Virus Again’- Nia Sharma, Kushal Tandon & Other TV Celebs Laud Govt’s Move
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TikTok Banned In India: ‘Please Never Allow This Virus Again’- Nia Sharma, Kushal Tandon & Other TV Celebs Laud Govt’s Move

New Delhi: The Government of India has decided to ban 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, UC Browser and Shareit. Several TV celebs including Nia Sharma, Kushal Tandon, Kamya Panjabi and Manveer Gurjar have lauded the government’s move to ban the Chinese app. There has been an ongoing debate on the quality of content in the TikTok videos. The hashtag #TikTok trended on Twitter after netizens shared jokes and hilarious memes on the micro-blogging site.MUST READ: From TikTok To UC Browser, Govt Bans 59 Chinese Mobile Apps; Check Complete List HerePopular TV actress Nia Sharma aka Brinda of ‘Naagin 4’ said that TikTok shoud ‘never be allowed again’. She tweeted, “Thank youu for saving our country. This Virus named Tik tok should never be allowed again!” (Source- Instagram...
PM should extend Rojgar scheme to 4 distress districts of Maharashtra, says Fadnavis
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PM should extend Rojgar scheme to 4 distress districts of Maharashtra, says Fadnavis

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 30, 2020 3:24:08 am Fadnavis said the scheme, if extended to the four distressed districts of Maharashtra, would help interstate migrants, and also help create rural infrastructure using the workforce and funds dedicated for the scheme. Opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to include the state’s four “distressed” districts, Washim, Nandurbar, Osmanabad and Gadchiroli, under Garib Kalyan Rojgar Yojana. At present, the Centre has included 116 districts from six states under the scheme, which envisages assured livelihood a...
Call of Duty:  Call of Duty: Mobile teases new map – Times of India
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Call of Duty: Call of Duty: Mobile teases new map – Times of India

Battle royale game ‘Call of Duty: Mobile’ has teased a new map via its Twitter account. The tweet says: “Hope you're not afraid of heights.” 😜 Hope you're not afraid of heights. 👇 Dropping soon in the next season of #CODMobile! https://t.co/4adBh915sJ— Call of Duty: Mobile (@PlayCODMobile) 1593273600000The map would be added in the next season of the game, i.e. season 8. From the looks of it, the map seems to be Highrise, the classic map from Modern Warfare 2. If it is Highrise, then Call of Duty: Mobile has turned up the notch on gameplay as this map involves not just aiming down the sights but also keeping your balance as you move. As this involves a lot of parkour-like action, only that you will be carrying your weapon with you. Compared to the maps that COD Mobile already has, Highr...
PUBG Mobile update 0.19.0:  PUBG Mobile set to get an exclusive map with next update – Times of India
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PUBG Mobile update 0.19.0: PUBG Mobile set to get an exclusive map with next update – Times of India

A couple of days back, PUBG Mobile confirmed the upcoming exclusive map -- Livik-- for the game via a Twitter post from their official handle. Now, the developer of the game has confirmed the final release date of the map via another tweet posted earlier today. The tweet confirms that the popular battle royale game is set to receive its next major update version 0.19.0 on July 7 that will also include the touted Livik map alongside other new features and changes. The tweet reads, “On July 7th, update 0.19.0 launches along with the first-ever PUBG MOBILE exclusive Map Livik 🏔️. Are you ready to face this new challenge head-on? Get in on the action now 👉 https://pubgmobile.live/SecretMap” Going by the tweet, we can assume that the update 0.19.0 will also bring new challenges based on the ...
Google Photos adds mute button for videos – Times of India
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Google Photos adds mute button for videos – Times of India

Internet search giant Google is rolling out a new feature to its Google Photos app that allows its users to mute videos — if they want — without reducing the volume levels to low on their smartphones, which is the case right now. According to a report by Android Police, this feature isn’t specifically part of the new UI of the Google Photos app as some people on the old UI have also seen it and some even on the new one have not got access to it. As per the report, while playing videos in Photos app, users will be able to see a new sound icon on the right side of the slider. Tapping on this icon will immediately mute the sound from the video and a second tap on it will bring it to the original level. Although not a very big feature, however the option to be able to mute videos directly d...
Panasonic:  Panasonic launches Toughbook CF-SV8 laptop, priced at Rs 1,50,000 – Times of India
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Panasonic: Panasonic launches Toughbook CF-SV8 laptop, priced at Rs 1,50,000 – Times of India

Japanese tech company Panasonic has announced the expansion of its rugged laptop portfolio in India with the launch of Toughbook CF-SV8. The all-new Panasonic Toughbook CF-SV8 is designed to function across extreme conditions, claims the company. Priced at Rs 1,50,000 plus taxes, it is available via direct sales channels of Panasonic. Toughbook CF-SV8 weighs about 919 grams and uses a 5900mAh 7.2 V lithium-ion battery. Panasonic claims that it can survive drops up to 2.5 feet and can withstand 100KG force pressure. The notebook offers four-year warranty and one-year warranty on battery. The device is equipped with 8th-generation Intel Core i5-8365U vPro processor paired with 8GB RAM and 256 GB SSD for internal storage. It features a 12.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1200 pixel...
Ex SC Bar President Vikas Throws Hat To DDCA Election Post, Rohan Jaitley Camp Keeps The Suspense Alive
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Ex SC Bar President Vikas Throws Hat To DDCA Election Post, Rohan Jaitley Camp Keeps The Suspense Alive

New Delhi: Former SC bar association president and senior advocate Vikas Singh has made the first jump and declared his candidature to contest for the upcoming DDCA president elections next month.Vikas Singh's decision now puts the spotlight squarely on Rohan Jaitley, son of former DDCA president Arun Jaitley and Shashi Khanna, wife of former BCCI president CK Khanna, in what looks likely to be a three-way contest for the top position.Both Shashi Khanna and Rohan Jaitley camp refused to reveal their strategy or their decision to formally contest for the posts but according to sources, there have been hectic negotiations happening.The election dates and procedures are yet to be formally announced and this time it is likely that DDCA will go for a one-week-long voting ...
Sri Lanka probes allegations 2011 World Cup final was fixed | Cricket News – Times of India
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Sri Lanka probes allegations 2011 World Cup final was fixed | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has ordered a criminal probe into allegations the 2011 cricket World Cup final was "sold" to India, officials said on Monday. "A criminal investigation has begun," KDS Ruwanchandra, the secretary to the sports ministry, told AFP. "It is handled by the (police) independent Special Investigation Unit on sports-related offences." Former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage claimed earlier this month that Sri Lanka sold the match to ensure an Indian victory. "I feel I can talk about it now. I am not connecting players, but some sections were involved," Aluthgamage said. The island nation's 1996 World Cup-winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has also cast doubt on the result and previously called for an investigation. Local media reports said former skipper and chief selec...
Shekhar Suman pays tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput at his hometown in Patna! – Times of India
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Shekhar Suman pays tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput at his hometown in Patna! – Times of India

Sushant Singh Rajput's demise left a permanent void in the industry. Many celebrities and politicians have been paying their respect to the late actor and meeting his family members in Patna. Today, Shekhar Suman also paid a tribute to the late actor and met his family. Check out the photos here: #SushantSinghRajput's best friend #SandipSsingh and actor @shekharsuman7 meet the late actor's family at his Patna… https://t.co/A8gXG68Xe7— ETimes (@etimes) 1593444480000 Meanwhile, passed away on June 14 at his Bandra residence. He was 34. According to the reports, the star who died by suicide was taking treatment for depression. The case is currently being investigated by the Mumbai Police. His last film was 'Chhichhore' with Shraddha Kapoor. The film beautifully dealt with ho...