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Know why Beirut blast is no less than an atomic explosion | Ghanti Bajao
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Know why Beirut blast is no less than an atomic explosion | Ghanti Bajao

At least 137 people were killed and 5,000 wounded in a massive explosion that shook Beirut on Tuesday, according to Lebanon's health minister. According to Lebanese officials, the blast occurred due to a large quantity of poorly stored ammonium nitrate. Know why Beirut blast is no less than an atomic explosion in this segment of Ghanti Bajao. Source link
Charles Leclerc hits back at racism accusations for not taking a knee | Racing News – Times of India
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Charles Leclerc hits back at racism accusations for not taking a knee | Racing News – Times of India

SILVERSTONE (England): Ferrari's Charles Leclerc hit out on Thursday at those who accused him of racist behaviour in not taking a knee alongside other Formula One drivers before grands prix. While six-times champion Lewis Hamilton has worn a 'Black Lives Matter' T-shirt and taken a knee before all four races to date this season, drivers are free to choose their individual gesture of support. Seven drivers, including Leclerc, remained standing last weekend. "It is very sad to see how some people manipulate my words to make headlines making me sound like a racist," Leclerc, 22, said on Twitter moments before attending a 70th Anniversary Grand Prix news conference. It is very sad to see how some people manipulate my words to make headlines making me sound like a racist. I am no… https://t....
Bengal Fire dept procures 4 firefighting robots, awaits CM nod for use
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Bengal Fire dept procures 4 firefighting robots, awaits CM nod for use

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: August 7, 2020 2:51:13 pm A trial run of the robots being carried out. (Express Photo) The West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services on Thursday completed test on four newly procured robotic firefighting equipment. The test was conducted at Brigade Parade Ground behind Elliot Park in presence of Fire Minister Sujit Bose, DG Fire Jag Mohan and other senior officers of the fire directorate. If everything works out as planned, the robots will be pressed into service from this month itself. “The testing has been done. Now, once the Chief Minister gives a nod we will start using these. The department will be able to use the...
1st Test: Shan, Abbas put Pakistan on top against England | Cricket News – Times of India
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1st Test: Shan, Abbas put Pakistan on top against England | Cricket News – Times of India

(Reuters Photo)MANCHESTER (England): Shan Masood scored a third century in as many innings and seamer Mohammad Abbas caused mayhem at the top of the England order as Pakistan moved ahead in the first Test at the close of day two at Old Trafford on Thursday. England are teetering at 92 for four, still 234 runs behind Pakistan's competitive first innings total of 326, a total boosted by a superb career-best 156 from opener Shan. Much will likely depend on the current partnership at the wicket as Ollie Pope (46 not out) and Jos Buttler (15 not out) must engineer a rebuilding job as the last recognised batsmen. With Chris Woakes set to come in at number seven, it is a long tail for the hosts and early Pakistan wickets on the third morning could see them finish well behind the tourists' firs...
West Bengal: Almost 3,000 cases added in one day, Covid toll up to 1,902
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West Bengal: Almost 3,000 cases added in one day, Covid toll up to 1,902

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: August 7, 2020 9:17:07 am Meanwhile, the state health bulletin, in which figures are updated till 9 am, reported that 25,224 tests were conducted in 24 hours. (Representational) West Bengal on Thursday recorded almost 3,000 cases in a day for the first time, with a record 2,954 infections taking the case count to 86,754, while 56 deaths pushed up the toll to 1,902. This came on a day the state announced it had conducted over 25,000 tests in 24 hours. About 63 per cent of the latest infections, and 47 of the deaths were recorded in the pandemic epicentre in South Bengal comprising Kolkata, its adjoining districts Nort...
Cord blood will be used to treat Covid-19 patients: Mamata Banerjee
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Cord blood will be used to treat Covid-19 patients: Mamata Banerjee

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: August 7, 2020 2:45:21 pm Mamata Banerjee said 87.6 per cent of the Covid-19 fatalities the state were a result of comorbidities, or underlying health problems. (File) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said cord blood would be used to treat Covid-19 patients, in addition to plasma treatment. Moreover, psychology students would be inducted for the tele counselling of Covid-19 patients and their families, she added. “We already have a plasma bank where blood is donated by recovered coronavirus patients. We also have a cord blood bank. This cord blood bank can also be utilised for the treatment of the Covid-19 pat...
India-Sri Lanka Bonhomie As PM Modi Dials Mahinda Rajapaksa To Congratulate Him On Landslide Victory
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India-Sri Lanka Bonhomie As PM Modi Dials Mahinda Rajapaksa To Congratulate Him On Landslide Victory

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke to Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and congratulated him on the successful conduct of parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka yesterday. ALSO READ | Patanjali Exploited Public Fear, Says Madras HC; Fines Rs 10 Lakh For Chasing Profits By Claiming Covid-19 CureIn a telephonic conversation, PM Modi commended the government and the electoral institutions of Sri Lanka for effectively organising the elections despite the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.As per the statement released by the PM office, Modi appreciated the enthusiastic citizens of Sri Lanka who showed their active participation in the elections, and said that this reflected the strong democratic values shared by both countries.Thank you, ...
Auto to aviation, employee costs take the biggest hit
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Auto to aviation, employee costs take the biggest hit

Written by Sandeep Singh , Pranav Mukul , Aanchal Magazine , Prabha Raghavan | New Delhi | Updated: August 7, 2020 6:03:37 am Not only did the airline cut salaries and furlough a number of employees, it had to let go 10% (2,700 employees) of its workforce to offset the decline in revenues. FROM AVIATION to automobiles, consumer durables to capital goods, and even alcoholic beverages, India Inc’s move to reduce employee costs to withstand the Covid slump had the deepest impact in non-essential manufacturing and services, according to filings of 40 leading BSE 100 companies that have announced their results for the quarter end...
Agents change sales tactics amid fears of second wave of COVID-19 in NSW – realestate.com.au
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Agents change sales tactics amid fears of second wave of COVID-19 in NSW – realestate.com.au

Auctioneer Damien Cooley said more sellers were considering pre-auction offers despite auctions doing well. Picture: Darren Leigh-Roberts House hunters have been urged to have their financial ducks in a row given the recent trend of agents bringing forward auction dates over fears a second wave of coronavirus is coming to NSW. The trend has been prevalent in the weeks since the COVID-19 pandemic resurfaced in Victoria and multiple NSW cases were reported from outbreaks linked to pubs and restaurants. Buyer’s agent and Good Deeds Property Buyers director Veronica Morgan said agents were typically moving forward auctions by about one or two weeks. MORE: ‘Most rundown property ever sold’ Seller surprise as home sells $875k over reserve ...
MLA in Ashok Gehlot camp says Sachin Pilot has more support than he thinks | India News – Times of India
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MLA in Ashok Gehlot camp says Sachin Pilot has more support than he thinks | India News – Times of India

Sachin Pilot (File photo)JAISALMER: A Congress MLA staying at the resort where those in the Ashok Gehlot camp are holed up on Thursday claimed that dissident leader Sachin Pilot has more “well-wishers” than he thinks. While insisting that he was till loyal to Gehlot, Prashant Bairwa made the startling claim that the rebel leader could have enjoyed the support of “40 to 45” MLAs and not the 18 he has now. Bairwa, once considered loyal to Pilot, told this to a news channel when he came out of Jaisalmer's Suryagarh hotel for a health check-up. The Congress MLAs are lodged there ahead of the assembly session commenting on August 14. The Congress has accused the BJP of the bid to topple its government in the state after Pilot and 18 MLAs loyal to him revolted against chief minister Ashok Geh...
Support India against China, concerned over J&K: US Congressmen
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Support India against China, concerned over J&K: US Congressmen

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: August 7, 2020 7:19:40 am External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Two influential US Congressmen, a Democrat and a Republican, have backed India against China’s “aggression”, but have also noted “with concern” that conditions in Jammu and Kashmir are not normal a full year after its special status under Article 370 was revoked. Eliot Engel, the Democrat Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Michael T McCaul, Republican Ranking Member of the panel, have written to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to acknowledge the “serious security and counter terrorism concerns” in the region, and to sa...
Toyota recalls popular models
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Toyota recalls popular models

Toyota has recalled thousands of its popular Prius and Corolla hybrid small cars.The Japanese brand said the hybrid system could fail, which in some circumstances could cause the car to lose power under hard acceleration.In normal circumstances when a component breaks, Toyota’s software will put the car into a fail safe mode which will lower power and allow the driver to pull over safely.media_cameraThe previous-generation Toyota Corolla Hybrid were affected by the recall.But a software fault has been identified. Instead of putting the car into a fail safe mode, it will cut power completely, with the car acting as though it is in neutral.Power steering and braking are still operational.However, there is an increased risk of an accident and injury or death of vehicle occupants and other ...
After Beirut, alert out for ammonium nitrate, TN stockpile on radar
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After Beirut, alert out for ammonium nitrate, TN stockpile on radar

Written by Aanchal Magazine | New Delhi | Updated: August 7, 2020 7:15:19 am Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) A 740-tonne consignment of ammonium nitrate lying at a Chennai port Customs warehouse since September 2015 has set alarm bells ringing after Tuesday’s catastrophic Beirut blast. An estimated 2,750-tonne stockpile of ammonium nitrate, stored reportedly for six years in a port warehouse, blew up killing over 100, injured over 5,000 and ravaged the Lebanese capital city. ...
In Ground Zero Ganjam, why NREGS isn’t answer
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In Ground Zero Ganjam, why NREGS isn’t answer

Written by Aishwarya Mohanty | Ganjam | Updated: August 7, 2020 7:04:20 am Workers who returned from Surat, in Ganjam. Express Photo by Aishwarya Mohanty HE WAS just 16 when he left his village in Odisha’s Ganjam 13 years ago to join his father at a powerloom factory in Gujarat’s Surat. And till about four months ago, he used to earn Rs 20,000-22,000 a month with a free meal every day. But now, Susanta Gouda is back in Nuapalli village, trying his luck at fishing. “Last month, I managed to earn around Rs 9,000 from selling fish,” he says. With over 4 lakh migrant workers returning to Ganjam, making the coastal district the Ground Zero of lockdown dist...
Pakistan claims it asked India to appoint counsel for Kulbhushan Jadhav – Times of India
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Pakistan claims it asked India to appoint counsel for Kulbhushan Jadhav – Times of India

Kulbhushan Jadhav. Photo: PTIISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday claimed that it has asked India through diplomatic channels to appoint a counsel for death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav, but New Delhi said that Islamabad has not yet communicated to it about the developments relating to the case. Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said at her weekly press briefing that the Islamabad High Court has directed the government to give “another chance” to India and Jadhav to appoint a lawyer. "After the directions of the Islamabad High Court of 3rd August we have contacted the Indian side through diplomatic channels and conveyed the same,” she said. “We are awaiting Indian response,” she added. However in New Delhi, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, "W...
MoD note saying China came in is taken off website
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MoD note saying China came in is taken off website

Written by Krishn Kaushik , Manoj CG | New Delhi | Updated: August 7, 2020 7:48:44 am Indian and Chinese Corps Commanders have met five times so far. A Defence Ministry document that contained an admission, for the first time, that China had “transgressed” into Indian territory in eastern Ladakh disappeared from the Ministry’s website on Thursday afternoon, a day after it was uploaded. The document, which listed “major activities of Department of Defence” for June, warned of a “prolonged” standoff — which is already in its fourth month — between Indian and Chinese soldiers on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). In its previous report, for the months of A...
Ahmedabad Hospital Fire: ‘They call for money…couldn’t they inform when people died’
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Ahmedabad Hospital Fire: ‘They call for money…couldn’t they inform when people died’

Written by Ritu Sharma , Sohini Ghosh | Ahmedabad | Updated: August 7, 2020 7:26:10 am The incident happened around 3 am and we received a call after 7 am informing about a fire and nothing else, said Shiraj Mansuri. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) Inconsolable relatives of patients who died in the fire that broke out early on Thursday at Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad complained of apathy saying the hospital “did not even bother to call or inform” them about the incident. According to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), the fire broke out around 3.30 am but many of the relatives said they were informed about the same by the hospital ...
Garmin:  Garmin launches Tactical Edition of Instinct smartwatch in India – Times of India
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Garmin: Garmin launches Tactical Edition of Instinct smartwatch in India – Times of India

Smartwatch brand Garmin has announced the Tactical Edition of its GPS smartwatch Instinct. The smartwatch comes with features like Jumpmaster, Dual Position Format, Night Vision and Stealth Mode along with other preloaded tactical activities. Garmin Instinct Tactical Edition is priced at Rs 31,990 and is available in four colour options: Tactical - Black, Tactical- Coyote Tan, Tactical Camo-Graphite and Tactical Camo-Coyote Tan. Garmin Instinct Tactical Edition comes with built-in navigation sensors like GPS, GLONASS and Galileo. It monitors heart rate, activity, and stress, providing preloaded activity profiles for training and allows users to stay connected with smart notifications. Exploring the outdoors, users can activate the TracBack feature to navigate the same route back to the ...
MediaTek:  MediaTek and Intel to bring 5G to next-generation PCs – Times of India
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MediaTek: MediaTek and Intel to bring 5G to next-generation PCs – Times of India

MediaTek has announced advances in its collaboration with Intel to bring 5G to next-generation PCs with the development and certification of its 5G modem data card. MediaTek’s T700 5G modem, which will be used to bring 5G connectivity to Intel-powered PCs, completed 5G standalone (SA) calls in real-world test scenarios, claims the company. Additionally, Intel has progressed on system integration, validation and developing platform optimisations is readying co-engineering support for its OEM partners. As per MediaTek, the T700 modem supports non-standalone and standalone sub-6 5G network architectures to deliver consistently faster speeds and more reliable connectivity. Whether consumers are at home or on the go, they can browse, stream and play games at 5G speeds. MediaTek claims that i...
India Vs Pakistan: Ground report from LoC | Master Stroke
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India Vs Pakistan: Ground report from LoC | Master Stroke

According to the sources, around 300 terrorists are in close proximity from the Line of Control (LoC) near Muzaffarabad to attack Kashmir. Watch the ground report from the LoC and know how the Indian soldiers are alert amid zero visibility on the border. Foreign Minister of Pakistan challenged PM Modi to address a rally in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK). Have a look! Source link