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Darbhanga: Shiv temple submerges in water | Bihar Floods
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Darbhanga: Shiv temple submerges in water | Bihar Floods

Watch the horrifying visuals from Bihar's Darbhanga district where people are struggling with the massive flood crisis. One of the popular Shiv temples of Darbhanga submerge in water and the priest is performing pujan & aarti amid the same condition. Have a look at this video to know more. Listen to what locals have to say about this. Source link
Is Sonam Kapoor Pregnant With First Child? Hubby Anand Ahuja REACTS!
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Is Sonam Kapoor Pregnant With First Child? Hubby Anand Ahuja REACTS!

New Delhi: Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, who was last seen in ‘The Zoya Factor’, gave a special surprise to her hubby Anand Ahuja on his birthday. The ‘Veere Di Wedding’ actress organized a picnic for Anand in London’s Notting Hill on Thursday (July 30). Sonam’s husband took to social media to share a picture from his birthday celebrations. Beautiful white décor and green garden made for a perfect setting. The ‘PadMan’ actress can be seen flashing her smile while posing for the camera.Also READ: Hina Khan's Boyfriend Rocky Jaiswal SLAMS Sonam Kapoor For Her Tweet on Karma, Says 'Expected Better From You'Anand posted the photo along with the caption, “Happening right now: My birthday gifts - Sonam Kapoor and this simple outdoor picnic she organised. #everydayphenome...
Rajasthan Political Crisis: Will Embrace Rebel MLAs If CongressHigh Command Forgives Them, Says CM Gehlot
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Rajasthan Political Crisis: Will Embrace Rebel MLAs If CongressHigh Command Forgives Them, Says CM Gehlot

Jaipur: Amid the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot seems to be adopting a soft approach against the rebels from the Sachin Pilot camp, as he openly announced on Saturday that he will forgive and embrace them if they apologise to the party high command. ALSO READ | Punjab Spurious Liquor Tragedy: 86 Dead, 25 Arrested, Rs 2-Lakh Ex-Gratia For Victims | 10 PointsSpeaking to the media in Jaisalmer, the Rajasthan Chief Minister said that if those who were engaged in the conspiracy to destabilise the government in Rajasthan confess to the party high command and are forgiven, he would also embrace them.Gehlot also attacked Union Home Minister Amit Shah, saying he always contemplates ways and means of toppling elected governments.He said, "I ...
Ram Temple Trust did not send bhumi pujan invite to LK Advani & MM Joshi yet: Sources
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Ram Temple Trust did not send bhumi pujan invite to LK Advani & MM Joshi yet: Sources

According to the sources, Ram Temple Trust did not send bhumi pujan's invite to senior leaders of BJP LK Advani & Murli Manohar Joshi yet. They have been a major part of the Ram Temple movement. The invitation to Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh has been sent.Bhumi pujan of Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya has been scheduled for August 5 in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Watch the video to know more. Source link
Sushant Singh Rajput’s family friend talks about the late actor; says ‘He was very sad, anxious and scared’ – Times of India
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Sushant Singh Rajput’s family friend talks about the late actor; says ‘He was very sad, anxious and scared’ – Times of India

The untimely death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has become the talk of the town as his father has now filed an FIR against Rhea Chakraborty in Patna. While the Mumbai Police have been investigating in the matter since the past one month, Bihar Police officials have reached Mumbai and started with their own investigation. While several people have been interrogated in connection to Sushant's suicide case, the late actor's family friend Smita Parikh recently spoke to Times Now about how things had started to affect Sushant post Disha Salian's demise. #Exclusive | TIMES NOW speaks to Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend Smita Parikh. | #SushantJusticeCampaignSushant was… https://t.co/xc49KrUOeK— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) 1596283010000 Sushant was very sad and anxious after Dis...
New National Education Policy: Focus is on job creators, not job seekers, says PM
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New National Education Policy: Focus is on job creators, not job seekers, says PM

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 2, 2020 4:55:27 am PM Narendra Modi addresses the Smart India Hackathon via video-conference, in New Delhi on Saturday. (Photo: ANI) THE NEW National Education Policy (NEP) is an exercise in reforming the country’s mindset and approach, and focuses on job creators instead of job seekers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday. “This policy wants to create an independent youth who can decide whether he wants to either do a job or service or become an entrepreneur,” he said while addressing the finale of the Smart India Hackathon. The Hackathon, which is in its fourth year, is an event for students acros...
16 Dharavi residents donate plasma, BMC planning second screening camp at slum sprawl
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16 Dharavi residents donate plasma, BMC planning second screening camp at slum sprawl

Written by Sanjana Bhalerao | Mumbai | Updated: August 2, 2020 1:43:28 pm A total of 181 residents of Dharavi, who had recovered from the viral disease, had attended the six-day screening camp. Sixteen people who had fully recovered from Covid-19 donated plasma at the blood banks of Sion, KEM and Nair hospitals, civic officials said Saturday. The donors were among the 42 people identified by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as fit to donate plasma at a first-of-its-kind plasma screening camp organised at Dharavi from July 23. A total of 181 residents of Dharavi, who had recovered from the viral disease, had attended the six-day screening c...
Cricket world’s richest board hasn’t paid its star players in 10 months
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Cricket world’s richest board hasn’t paid its star players in 10 months

Written by Devendra Pandey | Mumbai | Published: August 2, 2020 4:50:14 am In April 2018, the BCCI signed a five-year broadcasting deal with Star TV worth Rs 6,138.1 crore. (Source: Reuters) THE WORLD’S richest cricket board hasn’t paid some of the world’s richest cricketers their dues for close to 10 months now. The BCCI’s 27 elite contracted players are yet to receive the first of the quarterly installments due since October last year. The board has also not disbursed match fees for the two Tests, nine ODIs and eight T20 games that the national team has played since December 2019. The total retainer amount due for contracted cricketers annually is R...
‘Centre’s actions have globalised Kashmir issue’ | India News – Times of India
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‘Centre’s actions have globalised Kashmir issue’ | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Centre’s actions — nullification of J&K’s special status and bifurcation of the erstwhile state — have “internationalized” the Kashmir issue to the detriment of India besides attracting criticism for human rights violations and stoking Islamophobia, says a report released by the five-member Concerned Citizens Group (CCG) led by former Union minister and senior BJP functionary Yashwant Sinha. “Security experts have pointed out that the changes in J&K’s status have also prompted Chinese incursions in Ladakh,” it claims. The CCG members are Yashwant Sinha, former chairman of Minorities Commission Wajahat Habibullah, Air Vice-Marshall (Retd) Kapil Kak, social and peace activist Sushobha Barve, and journalist Bharat Bhushan. According to the CCG press statement, the Group v...
Bhushan joins plea in Supreme Court against ‘chilling’ effect of contempt law on free speech
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Bhushan joins plea in Supreme Court against ‘chilling’ effect of contempt law on free speech

Written by Ananthakrishnan G | New Delhi | Published: August 2, 2020 4:45:32 am Initially, the court took cognisance of a complaint made to it regarding a June 29 tweet by Bhushan commenting on photos of Chief Justice of India S A Bobde seated on a Harley Davidson bike. Less than 10 days after the Supreme Court issued him a contempt notice for two of his tweets on the judiciary, advocate Prashant Bhushan has moved the top court saying the action constitutes an “infringement” of his “right to life and liberty under Article 21 of the Constitution”. Bhushan, along with veteran journalists N Ram and Arun Shourie, also filed a separate plea challenging the...
Amid China tension, India hails Taiwan’s late ‘Mr Democracy’
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Amid China tension, India hails Taiwan’s late ‘Mr Democracy’

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: August 2, 2020 7:43:17 am Lee Teng-hui, who was Taiwan’s President from 1988 to 2000, passed away Thursday at the age of 97. Signalling a more proactive political approach towards Taiwan, India Friday condoled the death of former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui and called him “Mr Democracy”. India’s statement, laced with political overtones, is being perceived as a thinly-veiled message to China at a time when the armies of the two countries are in standoff positions along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh. Lee, who was Taiwan’s President from 1988 to 2000, passed away Thursday at the age of 97. An offi...
Amar Singh’s playbook: How to make friends and influence people
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Amar Singh’s playbook: How to make friends and influence people

Written by Coomi Kapoor | New Delhi | Updated: August 2, 2020 1:21:17 pm Amar Singh, who is survived by his wife and two daughters, remained active till the very end Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, the maverick businessman-politician who wielded remarkable influence at different points of time over a wide variety of people, across parties and fields as diverse as Bollywood and business, died in a Singapore hospital on Saturday of kidney failure. He was 64. Till the end, family and friends hoped Singh would bounce back, as he had done numerous times — from political debacles, scandals, broken friendships and near-death experiences. Having undergone a kidney...
Variant of coronavirus brought in by travellers from Europe most dominant in India
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Variant of coronavirus brought in by travellers from Europe most dominant in India

Written by Esha Roy | New Delhi | Updated: August 2, 2020 7:29:38 am At RML Hospital in New Delhi. (Express Photo by Abhinav Saha) THE FIRST report in India on the genome of SARS-CoV-2 has found that a particular variant of the virus brought in mainly by travellers from Europe has become the most prominent across the country, giving rise to the hope that it may be easier to deal with a more “homogenous’’ entity than those with different lineages. According to scientists involved in the study, the finding also suggests that the stringent nationwide lockdown that was in place between March and May “has actually worked’’ since the ban on international an...
Hope, fingers crossed: Sharp dip in Delhi cases and spread of infection
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Hope, fingers crossed: Sharp dip in Delhi cases and spread of infection

Written by Amitabh Sinha | Pune | Updated: August 2, 2020 7:34:50 am As on July 31, there were 10,705 infected people in Delhi who were still to recover.(Express photo by Abhinav Saha) As the Covid surge continues across the country, good news is coming out of Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, with the R-number (an index of transmission) in each falling below 1. For Delhi, it has been the most enduring. It has stayed at that level for the whole of July and if current trends hold — no major disruptive event and people persist with precautions — the active caseload come September can fall below 1000. The number of active cases, those who are yet to recover fro...
MSME boost: credit line for individual entrepreneurs too
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MSME boost: credit line for individual entrepreneurs too

Written by Sunny Verma | New Delhi | Published: August 2, 2020 4:25:05 am Various MSME associations and industry chambers had earlier suggested that the government should make individual entrepreneurs eligible under the scheme, and bankers now expect disbursements to rise significantly. (Express Photo by Gopal Kateshiya/Representational) AIMING TO jumpstart the economy in the middle of a Covid slump, the government Saturday expanded the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) to cover individual entrepreneurs, who run a large chunk of the over 6.3 crore Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across the country, and larger companies. The sc...
Delhi: Colleague tests Covid positive, 17 IIC staffers under home quarantine
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Delhi: Colleague tests Covid positive, 17 IIC staffers under home quarantine

Written by Somya Lakhani | New Delhi | Published: August 2, 2020 4:22:31 am The utility worker at IIC kitchen last reported to duty on July 22. (Photo: http://www.iicdelhi.nic.in) A 35-year-old staffer at the India International Centre (IIC) has tested positive for Covid-19, and at least 17 employees are now under home quarantine. The man, a utility worker in the kitchen, is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in East Delhi, and has been on leave since July 23. Kanwal Wali, secretary of the executive committee, IIC, said, “The utility worker last reported to duty on July 22 and asked for a leave till July 31 as his family was sick. On Friday, h...
Four days after Saibaba denied bail to meet her, his mother dies
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Four days after Saibaba denied bail to meet her, his mother dies

Written by Vivek Deshpande | Nagpur | Published: August 2, 2020 4:20:26 am Prof GN Saibaba is serving time for Naxal links. (File Photo) FOUR days after the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court denied bail to former Delhi University professor G N Saibaba, who is serving time for Naxal links, to meet his ailing mother, she died at Hyderabad on Saturday. Saibaba’s lawyer Akash Sorde said they had made a last-minute attempt on Friday to arrange a video-conference of Saibaba with his mother, Gokarakonda Suryavathi, 74, after the doctors said the cancer patient would not survive more than 48 hours. “We tried to contact Anupkumar Kumre, the Superintendent ...
May East Bengal torch forever illuminate Maidan: PM | Football News – Times of India
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May East Bengal torch forever illuminate Maidan: PM | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended best wishes to the iconic East Bengal football club on completing 100 years. Born out of adversity in 1920, East Bengal grew on to become one of India's most successful clubs while forming an epic rivalry with the 131-year-old Mohun Bagan. The club completed 100 years on Saturday. "Best wishes to generations of footballers, members and of course supporters on the centenary of @eastbengalfc," the Prime Minister tweeted. Best wishes to generations of footballers, members and of course supporters on the centenary of @eastbengalfc. This… https://t.co/jf4L7KvoJX— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1596299586000"This is a milestone for Indian sport, and for the football traditions and sports-loving culture of West Bengal, he said. "May t...
Cricket world’s richest board hasn’t paid its star players in 10 months
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Cricket world’s richest board hasn’t paid its star players in 10 months

Written by Devendra Pandey | Mumbai | Published: August 2, 2020 4:13:59 am The board has also not disbursed match fees for the two Tests, nine ODIs and eight T20 games that the national team has played since December 2019. (Representational) The world’s richest cricket board hasn’t paid some of the world’s richest cricketers their dues for close to 10 months now. The BCCI’s 27 elite contracted players are yet to receive the first of the quarterly installments due since October last year. The board has also not disbursed match fees for the two Tests, nine ODIs and eight T20 games that the national team has played since December 2019. The total retainer...