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A Sri Lanka T20 tie played near Mohali, cops probe wrong ’un
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A Sri Lanka T20 tie played near Mohali, cops probe wrong ’un

Written by Nitin Sharma | Chandigarh | Published: July 3, 2020 5:11:22 am Big names like Farvez Maharoof, the former Sri Lanka allrounder, denied they were involved, as had been claimed in the list of squads published on some online cricket sites. “News from the centre here is Monaragala Hornets have won the toss and decided to bat first. Live action is coming up all the way from Badulla Cricket Ground…” The commentary on YouTube on June 29 morning was purportedly of a cricket match of the Uva T20 league being played in Badulla in Sri Lanka. Only, it wasn’t. The game was played at a ground in Sawara village, 16 km fr...
Arjun Kapoor visits hair salon as lockdown is eased – Times of India
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Arjun Kapoor visits hair salon as lockdown is eased – Times of India

With lockdown restrictions being eased in Maharashtra, many salons and parlours have re-opened after a gap of almost three months. Actor Arjun Kapoor was quick to make a visit for a hair crop. Hairstylist Aalim Hakim took to Instagram and posted a video in which he is seen giving a haircut to Arjun. "Thank you Aalim bhai for having me back. It's been a new experience but a very safe experience," Arjun said in the video. Both Arjun and Aalim are seen wearing masks and gloves. "Arjun getting his haircut with all the necessary precautions instructed by the government and the experts," Aalim captioned the post. Arjun will be soon seen opposite Rakul Preet Singh in a rom-com. Reportedly, the makers are planning to resume shooting for the film in Mumbai. His film with Parineeti Chopra, is...
Govt nudges paramilitary to open doors for transgenders
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Govt nudges paramilitary to open doors for transgenders

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary | New Delhi | Published: July 3, 2020 5:04:30 am While the latest MHA letter went on to ask the IG (Personnel) of all these forces to examine the issue and furnish comments by 9 am on Thursday, sources said the MHA had not received replies from any force barring the BSF. Signalling a significant shift in approach, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has expressed willingness to recruit transgenders into the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). In a communication sent to the paramilitary forces, the MHA has asked for their views on recruitment of transgenders to their ranks and sought details...
Urvashi Rautela become first B-Town celeb to attend an event during lockdown
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Urvashi Rautela become first B-Town celeb to attend an event during lockdown

Urvashi Rautela has become the first Bollywood actress to participate in a promotional event during the lockdown.Urvashi launched a new brand of mask and sanitizer in Mumbai on Thursday. On this occasion, she was wearing a mask and gloves. A Corona Family Kit was launched by Urvashi which can be purchased directly through the website and app of 'GoCoronaGo'. It is noteworthy that only 50 people were allowed to attend the event which was organised after taking special permission from the police. Source link
Human trial of Indian Covid-19 vaccine begins | Ghanti Bajao
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Human trial of Indian Covid-19 vaccine begins | Ghanti Bajao

India has seen over 5 lakh cases of Covid-19 in the past 44 days. On top of that, several incidents of inhumane behaviour with those who either passed away due to Covid-19 or those who were working around the people suspected to have Covid-19 had been reported. But not everything is grim. The human trial of an Indian vaccine for Covid-19 has begun. The trial will be under strict observation of government agencies in two stages. Watch this report to learn more. Source link
Pulwama Attack: NIA Makes 6th Arrest; Nabs Key JeM Aide Mohd Iqbal Rather
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Pulwama Attack: NIA Makes 6th Arrest; Nabs Key JeM Aide Mohd Iqbal Rather

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday arrested one more accused in Pulwama IED blast case which took place on February 14, last year in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred. ALSO READ | Who Was Riyaz Naikoo, The Hizbul Commander Killed In Kashmir Encounter; How Was He Trapped By ForcesThe suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Mohd Iqbal Rather who had facilitated the movement of Mohammad Umar Farooq, the JeM terrorist and a key conspirator in this case, to south Kashmir after he infiltrated into the Indian territory in Jammu region in April, 2018, from the national highway near international border.In a statement released today, the investigating agency said Mohd Iqbal Rather  has been undergoing judicial custody since September 2018 in another Ja...
Covid-19 cases in India over 6 lakh, recovery rate at 60% | Top 20
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Covid-19 cases in India over 6 lakh, recovery rate at 60% | Top 20

The number of Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in India has crossed 6 lakh-mark. In last 24 hours, 19,148 new Covid-19 cases were reported in the country taking the total to 6.04 lakh. Meanwhile, 434 people lost their lives in the same period, taking the death toll to 17,834. However, over 3.59 lakh people have recovered which brings recovery rate in the country close to 60 percent. Presently, there are over 2.26 lakh active cases in India. Source link
Railway line to road, Centre clears 3 projects, Goa board says we were used as puppets
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Railway line to road, Centre clears 3 projects, Goa board says we were used as puppets

Written by Smita Nair | Panjim | Updated: July 3, 2020 3:10:28 pm When contacted, Santosh Kumar, Chief Wildlife Warden, confirmed that “a few people raised issues” during the state board meeting. “Now, they have to write to the National Board,” he said. (Express photo/Vitthal Shelke) A Railway line, a highway and a power transmission line — since December and during the lockdown, the Centre has cleared three key Goa projects claiming a state panel had approved it. But now at least six members of that panel have come out to say they are unaware of the clearance and have red-flagged their environmental concerns. A Supr...
Nepal: Houses prorogued as KP Oli fights party to remain Prime Minister
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Nepal: Houses prorogued as KP Oli fights party to remain Prime Minister

Written by Yubaraj Ghimire | Kathmandu | Updated: July 3, 2020 11:07:45 am There is deep division in the ruling party over KP Oli’s functioning in general, and his handling of relations with India in particular. Nepal was in turmoil Thursday after Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, refusing to yield to party pressure to step down, got both Houses of Parliament prorogued without consulting their presiding officers to ward off threats to his continuance in office. The move angered his Maoist partners led by former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ who met President Bidhya Devi Bhandari to protest Oli’s “unconstitutional” action and its instant en...
Five athletes fail dope test, 3 from Khelo India University Games | More sports News – Times of India
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Five athletes fail dope test, 3 from Khelo India University Games | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: On a day when the union government formed a high-level panel to curb the doping menace in the country, five new cases of Indian athletes failing the dope test for banned substances have come to the light. Irony is that three of them are from the Khelo India University Games (KIUG), the first edition of which was held from February 22 to March 1 in Bhubaneswar this year. The KIUG is the central government’s flagship programme and was allocated Rs 890.42 crore in the annual budget for the fiscal year 2020-21, as compared to the 2019-20 revised amount of Rs 578 crore. In May, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) had released a total of Rs 8.25 crore out-of-pocket allowance for the Khelo India athletes. Athletes who have returned positive in the National Anti-Doping Agency’s (Nada...
Banning apps digital strike to protect data: Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Banning apps digital strike to protect data: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Written by Santanu Chowdhury , Shubhajit Roy | Kolkata, New Delhi | Updated: July 3, 2020 11:05:31 am Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who holds the Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice portfolios, was addressing a virtual rally for West Bengal. (File Photo) TERMING THE decision to ban 59 mobile applications with Chinese links as a “digital strike”, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday that while India wants peace, it is capable of giving a “befitting reply” if someone casts an “evil eye”. Prasad, who holds the Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Ju...
Honor 30 Lite and Honor X10 Max with MediaTek Dimensity 800 processor launched in China: Price, specs and more – Times of India
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Honor 30 Lite and Honor X10 Max with MediaTek Dimensity 800 processor launched in China: Price, specs and more – Times of India

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has launched two smartphones — Honor 30 Lite and Honor X10 Max — in the company's home country China. Honor 30 Lite and Honor X10 Max price and availability The Honor 30 Lite comes in three storage variants of 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB priced at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 18,000), CNY 1,899 (roughly Rs. 20,100) and CNY 2,199 (roughly Rs. 23,300) respectively. As for the Honor X10 Max, there are two variants — 6GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB variants that cost CNY 2,099 (roughly Rs. 22,200) andCNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 26,500) respectively. Both handsets are up for pre-order on through official Huawei channels, including Vmall.com. Honor 30 Lite specsThe Honor 30 Lite offers a 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD display (2400x1080p resolution) with 90Hz refresh rate and 20:9 aspect...
Unwell Sam Curran isolating after bowing out of England warm-up | Cricket News – Times of India
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Unwell Sam Curran isolating after bowing out of England warm-up | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England all-rounder Sam Curran went into self-isolation and had a test for the coronavirus after illness forced him out of the team's lone warm-up match on Thursday ahead of next week's first Test against the West Indies. Curran was 15 not out at stumps on Wednesday's opening day of three at the Ageas Bowl, also the venue for the first of a three-Test series. But he experienced sickness and diarrhoea overnight. Following medical protocols established for the bio-secure campaign, Curran remained in his room at the on-site hotel and took no part in Thursday's play. "Sam Curran has had sickness and diarrhoea overnight," said an England and Wales Cricket Board statement. "He is feeling better this afternoon, and has been self-isolating in his room at the Ageas Bowl. "He will play no...
Tik Tok will not sue the govt against ban in India
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Tik Tok will not sue the govt against ban in India

Viral short video platform Tik Tok was one of the 59 Chinese apps that were banned by Narendra Modi government a few days back. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had called it a digital strike on the Chinese apps. However, Tik Tok has just announced that it will not legally challenge the ban in the courts but in fact will try to work with the government to come on a consensus on the issues. Source link
Aus considering asylum plan for Hong Kong nationals
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Aus considering asylum plan for Hong Kong nationals

The federal cabinet is considering a plan to provide safe access to Australia for Hong Kong nationals fleeing their country following sweeping new national security laws imposed by China. The government was reportedly favouring using the skilled migrant visa program to resettle Hong Kong citizens rather than a safe haven visa to slow the intake due to the coronavirus pandemic. Former Foreign Minister Alexander Downer backed the move saying he was “hopeful” that Hong Kong would be able to maintain its independence from Beijing but “China has become a great deal more aggressive in the last couple of years”. Image: Getty Source link
As plasma bank opens, Kejriwal says will end ‘chaos’ in looking for donors
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As plasma bank opens, Kejriwal says will end ‘chaos’ in looking for donors

Written by Ashna Butani , Astha Saxena | New Delhi | Published: July 3, 2020 3:56:20 am Kejriwal, Sisodia interact with a donor, Thursday. PTI Delhi got its first plasma bank for patients who will be given the trial therapy for Covid-19. Calling the situation so far “chaotic”, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said donating plasma could be a chance to save someone’s life. The bank has been set up at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in Vasant Kunj. “People were finding it really difficult to get plasma and the situation in Delhi was turning chaotic. To have a systematic approach, the plas...
dell workstation:  Dell introduces Precision 5550 mobile workstation – Times of India
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dell workstation: Dell introduces Precision 5550 mobile workstation – Times of India

Dell Technologies has announced the launch of Precision 5550 mobile workstation in India. It features a 15-inch thin mobile workstation design. Aimed at professional creators and engineers, it features a 4-sided InfinityEdge 16:10 aspect ratio display, and a top bezel infrared camera. The Dell Precision 5550 workstation starts at Rs1,29,999, excluding GST. The workstation weighs about 1.84KG with a 92% screen-to-body ratio. The device features 2 Type-C Thunderbolt ports. Users can close the shutter to physically block the camera or open it when they want during video conferencing or take photos. The workstation comes equipped with the latest 10th Gen Intel Core and Xeon (up to 8-cores) processors combined with up to Nvidia Quadro T2000 (4GB) graphics. The Precision 5550 comes with Dell ...
JioMeet launched:  Reliance Jio launches its video-conferencing tool JioMeet – Times of India
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JioMeet launched: Reliance Jio launches its video-conferencing tool JioMeet – Times of India

Reliance Jio has announced the launch of its video conferencing-cum collaborative service called JioMeet. The ...Read MoreReliance Jio has announced the launch of its video conferencing-cum collaborative service called JioMeet. The new video conferencing service supports call conferencing with up to 100 people and meetings can go up to 24 hours without any interruption, as per the company. JioMeet is now available across all platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, macOS and web via respective app stores. Interested users can also download it from Jio Meet’s official website. JioMeet featuresJioMeet service comes with WEBRTC support that allows users to join a meeting from any device via JioMeet invite link from a supported browser without the need to download any separate app. Howeve...
Bombay High Court directs state govt to conduct random Covid-19 tests in jails
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Bombay High Court directs state govt to conduct random Covid-19 tests in jails

Written by Omkar Gokhale | Mumbai | Published: July 3, 2020 3:17:07 am  Moreover, the High Court said that family members of the inmates be informed about their health status. (File) While disposing of a batch of pleas seeking various relief for prisoners in view of the Covid-19 outbreak in jails across Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court on Thursday accepted assurances made by the state government and directed it to conduct random tests of inmates as required. The prison authorities were directed to refer for testing any inmate in case of physical discomfort and who shows symptoms of Covid-19. The court also asked th...