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Day: August 2, 2020

Kerala gold smuggling case: Man acquitted in hand-chopping case among six arrested by NIA
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Kerala gold smuggling case: Man acquitted in hand-chopping case among six arrested by NIA

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: August 3, 2020 5:29:49 am Union Minister V Muraleedharan (right) begins a fast demanding the resignation of the Kerala CM over the case. (PTI) Probing a purported “terror angle” in the Kerala gold smuggling case, the NIA has arrested six people, including one who was earlier an accused in the state’s infamous hand-chopping episode of 2010. Popular Front of India member Muhammad Ali, one of those charged with chopping off the hand of a professor in Ernakulam district, was acquitted by a Kochi court in 2015. NIA said its investigation has revealed that Ali was part of the conspiracy behind the sm...
After Amit Shah, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Hospitalised
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After Amit Shah, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Hospitalised

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa was found to be infected with novel Coronavirus infection on Sunday. The Minister himself informed about the development saying that he has been hospitalised on the advice of doctors post-testing positive for the deadly COVID-19 disease."I have tested positive for Coronavirus. Whilst I am fine, I am being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors," Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa Tweeted.I have tested positive for coronavirus. Whilst I am fine, I am being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors. I request those who have come in contact with me recently to be observant and exercise self quarantine. — B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) August 2, 2020He advised all those who came in h...
Shraddha Kapoor shares an adorable childhood picture on the occasion Friendship Day; captions, “Frock obsession phase” – Times of India
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Shraddha Kapoor shares an adorable childhood picture on the occasion Friendship Day; captions, “Frock obsession phase” – Times of India

Shraddha Kapoor has been sharing pictures and videos about how she is spending her lockdown days at home. The actress keeping herself busy with workout sessions and enjoying the sunsets. Today, on the occasion of Friendship Day, the actress shared an adorable throwback picture of herself with her friend on Instagram. In the childhood photo, Shraddha looked absolutely cute in a blue floral print frock while enjoying with her friends. In the caption of the post, she revealed that she was obsessed with frocks. It read, "Frock obsession phase 💜" Soon, Yami Gautam dropped a comment and wrote, "Frocksss..I know ..sooo cute 💜" Check out the post here: On the work front, she was last featured in 'Chhichhore' co-starring late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The film received a lot of appreciation...
Buying a home now cheaper than renting one – realestate.com.au
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Buying a home now cheaper than renting one – realestate.com.au

North Lakes in Brisbane’s north is one area where monthly interest-only repayments for a four bedroom home could cost you less than average rent. Record low interest rates have turned the tables for tenants, with new figures showing that buying a home was now cheaper than renting one across all eastern seaboard capitals. MORE: Epic $6m unit bigger than many blocks of land 100-strong crowd forces impromptu bus stop auction Buying a home was about 55 per cent cheaper than renting across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide right now, according to buyers’ agents. Monthly mortgage repayments were up to 55 per cent cheaper rents on same value properties, according to Zaki Ameer, founder of buyer’s ag...
Liquor tragedy: ‘Mind your own business’, Amarinder tells Kejriwal on demand for CBI probe | India News – Times of India
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Liquor tragedy: ‘Mind your own business’, Amarinder tells Kejriwal on demand for CBI probe | India News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday hit back at Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal for the demand of a CBI probe into the state's hooch tragedy, saying the AAP leader should "mind his own business". Amarinder Singh further asked the Delhi chief minister “not to exploit the tragic affair for reviving his defunct Aam Aadmi Party's stake in the state”. Kejriwal in his tweet on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into the Punjab hooch tragedy, which has claimed 98 lives so far. Slamming Kejriwal, the CM in a statement said, “So many people have died and all you are interested in is making political meat from the incident. Don't you have any shame.” Asking the AAP leader to "mind his own business", the Punjab CM said his Delhi counterpart should concentrate on maintaining law ...
Pakistan News Channel Dawn Hacked; Displays Indian Flag, Independence Day Message
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Pakistan News Channel Dawn Hacked; Displays Indian Flag, Independence Day Message

Pakistan's one of the leading news channels Dawn TV was reportedly hacked by fraudsters on Sunday evening. According to the several media reports, soon after the channel was hacked, an advertisement was running on the screen which was overlapped by the image of the Indian National Flag flying with glory in the air along with the 'Happy Independence Day' message written underneath.ALSO READ | Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan Trolled For Asking Army To Clean Rain-Hit Karachi CityAs per the reports, the mishap on the TV channel in Pakistan happened at about 3:30 PM on Sunday afternoon. It has not been confirmed that for how long the Dawn TV channel remained hacked. However, the officials ordered an immediate probe into the matter.Dawn News put out a tweet in Urdu sa...
IPL dates are in, so are China-linked sponsors: first game September 19
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IPL dates are in, so are China-linked sponsors: first game September 19

Written by Shamik Chakrabarty | Kolkata | Updated: August 3, 2020 4:48:32 am There will be 10 afternoon matches this season. The rest will begin at 7.30pm IST. (File Photo) The Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held in the UAE this time from September 19 to November 10, and will continue with sponsors linked to China, according to a decision taken by the tournament’s governing council during a video-conference Sunday. The decision is subject to approval from the government. The BCCI had said that it would reconsider the sponsorships in the wake of border tensions with China, which led to 20 Indian soldiers being killed in a clash on June...
What camera traps saw during survey: More domestic dogs than tigers in major reserves
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What camera traps saw during survey: More domestic dogs than tigers in major reserves

Written by Jay Mazoomdaar | New Delhi | Published: August 3, 2020 4:45:49 am Dogs chasing a sambar. Free-ranging packs hunt both livestock and wildlife. (Source: NTCA/WII) Camera-traps used in the latest all-India tiger survey captured more free-ranging domestic dogs than tigers in 17 tiger reserves. Presence of both dogs and livestock in significant numbers was recorded in at least 30 tiger reserves. Experts say the proliferation of dogs and livestock, mostly feral and abandoned, inside forests carries the risk of transmission of various diseases to wildlife. They also compete with wild animals for resources. While Environment Ministry officials clai...
As cases surge, Covid health claims jump 240 per cent over a month
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As cases surge, Covid health claims jump 240 per cent over a month

Written by George Mathew | Mumbai | Updated: August 3, 2020 7:25:23 am There have been over 37,000 Covid deaths so far. AS Covid-19 cases climb steadily across the country, touching 17.50 lakh on August 1, general insurance companies, including standalone health insurers, have reported an over 240 per cent jump in claims for treatment for the disease over the previous month. As of July last week, 71,423 people had claimed Rs 1,145.87 crore from insurance companies towards Covid treatment, according to figures compiled by the General Insurance Council, the apex body of all general insurers. On June 22, only 20,965 people had made claims for Rs 323 cror...
Would like to face Glenn McGrath, says Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India
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Would like to face Glenn McGrath, says Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

Glenn McGrath and Rohit Sharma. (Getty Images)NEW DELHI: Opening batsman Rohit Sharma on Sunday said that he would like to face Glenn McGrath if provided with an opportunity to play against a bowler from the past. The right-handed batsman picked the Australian when a fan asked him to pick one bowler from the past whom Rohit would like to face. In a video message on Twitter, Rohit answered: "I would like to face Glenn McGrath." Mcgrath is the fifth-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket as he has 563 wickets from 124 matches. The Australian pacer was known for bowling at an impeccable line and length and he had called time on his career after the 2007 World Cup. The pacer finished with 381 wickets in ODI cricket. On the other hand, Rohit has cemented his place in the Indian side across all...
Bihar Politics: War of words over Sushant case
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Bihar Politics: War of words over Sushant case

Lok Janshakti Party President Chirag Paswan spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over the phone. Paswan said that the Bihar and Maharashtra Police are seriously investigating the case, but it is better to hand over the investigation to the CBI to solve the suicide scandal. Sushant had allegedly committed suicide on June 14 at his flat in Mumbai's Bandra. Source link
Phone call that changed direction of Sushant case probe | Raj Ki Baat
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Phone call that changed direction of Sushant case probe | Raj Ki Baat

Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his Bandra apartment in Mumbai on June 14 following which Mumbai Police began probing the case.K.K. Singh on July 25 had filed an FIR against his son's star girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her family members for allegedly abetting his suicide. Following this, the Bihar Police also launched its investigation. Source link
India calls for complete troop disengagement in military talks with China | India News – Times of India
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India calls for complete troop disengagement in military talks with China | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India made a renewed push for China to complete troop disengagement at Pangong Tso and Gogra areas as well as pullback from the Depsang Plains in eastern Ladakh during top-level military talks between the two countries on Sunday. There was no official word on the outcome of the fifth round of talks between 14 Corps commander Lt-General Harinder Singh and South Xinjiang Military District chief Major General Liu Lin, which began after 11am and continued till late in the night on the Chinese of the Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point. But the talks were held amid the continuing Chinese refusal to even disengage fully on the north bank of Pangong Tso as well as Patrolling Point (PP)-17A at Gogra, let alone begin de-escalation and eventual de-induction of the over 30,000 ...
Amit Shah positive for Covid-19, TN Gov and BSY too have the virus
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Amit Shah positive for Covid-19, TN Gov and BSY too have the virus

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary | New Delhi | Updated: August 3, 2020 7:37:58 am Amit Shah at Medanta Hospital on Sunday. (Photo: PTI) Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced on Sunday evening that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “Following the appearance of initial symptoms of Covid-19, I got myself tested and the report is positive. My health is fine but on the advice of doctors I am getting admitted to hospital. I request all those who came in contact with me in the past few days to isolate themselves and get tested,” Shah posted on Twitter around 5.30 pm. Besides Shah, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and Tamil Nadu Governor ...
Lewis Hamilton credits survival instinct for three-wheeled win | Racing News – Times of India
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Lewis Hamilton credits survival instinct for three-wheeled win | Racing News – Times of India

Lewis Hamilton. (Reuters Photo) SILVERSTONE: Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said "survival instinct" clicked in after a last-lap puncture almost cost the Mercedes driver a record seventh British Grand Prix on Sunday. Hamilton had been cruising to a solid home victory from pole position at Silverstone, with Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas second, until the fates packed a race-worth of drama into the last two laps. Bottas's tyre went first, dropping the Finn to 11th at the finish, and then it was Hamilton's turn with the Briton suddenly finding himself driving on three tyres with Red Bull's Max Verstappen catching up fast. Only the fact that the Dutch driver had stopped for fresh tyres to claim the fastest lap, leaving him 31 seconds to make up, saved the day. Hamil...
‘Ramshackle’ QLD reno named Australian House of the Year – realestate.com.au
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‘Ramshackle’ QLD reno named Australian House of the Year – realestate.com.au

This home in Miami on the Gold Coast took out two top national awards, winning the coveted Australian House of the Year and the award for Best House Alteration and Addition Over 200 Square Metres. Pictures: Christopher Frederick Jones A Queensland renovation of a “ramshackle 1970s-era house” has been named the best in the country, and is so good it went on to scoop the coveted Australian House of the Year title as well. MORE: Instant property mogul: 10 homes for just over $3m Giant skate bowl home sells for millions Offers flood in for Australia’s most popular house Two awards were presented to this home located in the Gold Coast suburb of Miami. Picture: Christopher Frederick Jones   The home located...
Saudi Arabia concludes downsized hajj amid pandemic – Times of India
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Saudi Arabia concludes downsized hajj amid pandemic – Times of India

MECCA: Muslim pilgrims circled Islam's holiest site along socially distanced paths on Sunday in the final ritual of the hajj, the smallest in modern history as Saudi authorities sought to prevent a coronavirus outbreak. Only up to 10,000 Muslims took part in the hajj, a far cry from the 2.5 million who took part in the five-day annual pilgrimage last year. Masked pilgrims threw pebbles at a wall symbolising Satan in Mina, close to the holy city of Mecca, on the final day of hajj, state media reported. Instead of gathering the pebbles themselves as in past years, they were handed them bagged and sterilised by hajj authorities, to protect against the novel coronavirus. Pilgrims returned to the Grand Mosque in Mecca later on Sunday to perform a final "tawaf", or circling of the Kaaba -- a ...