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Skoda ENYAQ iV:  Skoda premieres Enyaq iV electric SUV, offers 510-km range – Times of India
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Skoda ENYAQ iV: Skoda premieres Enyaq iV electric SUV, offers 510-km range – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Skoda Auto on Tuesday introduced its first electric SUV Enyaq iV on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular car platform. The Enyaq iV offers rear- or all-wheel drive, along with a range up to 510 km in the WLTP cycle. One particular highlight is the exclusive Enyaq iV Founders Edition, which is limited to 1,895 units and is commemorating the company’s anniversary celebrating 125 years of success. The Founders Edition and the Enyaq RS iV are equipped with a Crystal Face, which includes a stunning, illuminated radiator grille, as standard. For the Enyaq 80 iV and Enyaq 80x iV, it is available as an option. The crystalline-look front of the Enyaq iV is illuminated by 130 LEDs – a design highlight already seen in the Škoda Vision iV concept study. The Founders Edition is available in two...
Bail to Pinjra Tod member, Delhi High Court says no evidence of hate speech
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Bail to Pinjra Tod member, Delhi High Court says no evidence of hate speech

Written by Sofi Ahsan | New Delhi | Updated: September 2, 2020 5:22:55 am Pinjra Tod member Devangana Kalita has been in prison since the last week of May.(File Photo)THE DELHI High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Pinjra Tod activist and Jawaharlal Nehru University student Devangana Kalita in a Northeast Delhi violence case, saying police failed to produce any material to prove that her speech instigated women of any particular community or that she gave a hate speech. Kalita has been in prison since the last week of May. In his order, Justice Suresh Kumar Kait said, “In my considered opinion, no prejudice would be caused to the respondent’s investiga...
In statements to Mumbai Police, Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters said he felt low since 2013
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In statements to Mumbai Police, Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters said he felt low since 2013

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary | New Delhi | Updated: September 2, 2020 10:26:13 am Relative said anxiety may be behind suicideTHE CBI is in possession of at least three statements by Sushant Singh Rajput’s family members — shortly after his death — in which they flag his mental health. Two of them said the actor had been “feeling low” since 2013 and had sought psychiatric help that year and another statement said he wanted to leave films in 2013. The statements, by two of Rajput’s four sisters, Priyanka Tanwar and Nitu Singh, and a brother-in-law, Siddharth Tanwar, were given to the Mumbai Police two days after his death. In his statement, Siddharth also...
Infosys to hire 12,000 American workers in two years – Times of India
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Infosys to hire 12,000 American workers in two years – Times of India

(Representative image)NEW DELHI: India's second largest IT firm Infosys on Tuesday said it plans to hire 12,000 American workers over the next two years, taking its hiring commitment in the country to 25,000 over five years. In 2017, Infosys had committed to hiring 10,000 American workers over two years, and has created 13,000 jobs in the US to date. "Through this expanded commitment, Infosys will hire an additional 12,000 workers by 2022 across a variety of roles," it said in a statement. "The company will target experienced technology professionals as well as recent graduates from major universities, liberal arts colleges, and community colleges to create the best workforce for the future," Infosys added. The move comes at a time when the Donald Trump-led US administration has placed ...
Google is making these changes to Google Images – Times of India
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Google is making these changes to Google Images – Times of India

Internet search giant Google has announced several new features for its Google Images, the company announced in a blog post. “These features will make finding the right image to use, as well as guidelines for how to license an image for your business or personal project, much easier than before,” said Google. Firstly, Google said that it is going to make it easier for users to find licensable images. For results where the publisher or image creator provided licensing information, Google will display a “licensable” badge over the image. Subsequently, when a user will select a badged image to view, Google will show a link to the license details of the image, and if provided by the publisher, users will also find a link to where they can purchase or license the image. Secondly, the Images ...
PICS: Mahesh Babu & Namrata Shirodkar’s Son Gautam Turns 14, Celebrates Lockdown Birthday With Family & Friends
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PICS: Mahesh Babu & Namrata Shirodkar’s Son Gautam Turns 14, Celebrates Lockdown Birthday With Family & Friends

New Delhi: Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu and Namrata Shirodkar’s son Gautam Ghattamaneni turned a year older on Monday (August 31). The ‘Spyder’ actor celebrated his son’s 14th birthday at their place in Hyderabad. Mahesh, who is known for his power-packed performances, took to social media to share a heartfelt post for his son. He posted a throwback picture when Gautam was an infant on his Instagram along a sweet note.PICS: Mahesh Babu's Daughter Sitara Turns 8, Namrata Shirodkar Shares Glimpses From Her Quarantine BirthdayMahesh Babu can be seen smiling while carrying little Gautam in his arms in the throwback snap. He shared another photo in which the actor is seen playing with his son.“Happy 14 my son!! Proud that you're growing into a fine young man! From Doraemo...
Sushant Case: NCB arrests relative of Showik Chakraborty
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Sushant Case: NCB arrests relative of Showik Chakraborty

Going all out against the narcotics mafia, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raided several places in Mumbai and Delhi where it came across imported high-value drugs being sent by foreign post offices to various destinations like Mumbai and Goa, an official said on Tuesday.NCB has also arrested a relative of Showik Chakraborty on Tuesday. Source link
PM Modi to address Leadership Summit of USISPF | India News – Times of India
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PM Modi to address Leadership Summit of USISPF | India News – Times of India

PM ModiWASHINGTON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver key note address to the third leadership summit of US India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF) on Thursday, organisers announced on Tuesday. "We are honored that Prime Minister Modi has taken time to address USISPF annual event. It signifies importance of US-India relations in the current challenging environment,” USISPF president Mukesh Aghi said. "It is a win-win partnership mutually dependent geo-politically, trade, culturally, diplomatically and scientifically. Aggressive and assertive China provides further opportunity for both nations to collaborate and ensure international rule of law prevails," he said after USISPF announced Modi's address to the summit. US Vice-President Mike Pence had a fire side on Monday, the...
Kafeel Khan free after Allahabad HC scraps NSA arrest, upholds his speech
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Kafeel Khan free after Allahabad HC scraps NSA arrest, upholds his speech

Written by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Updated: September 2, 2020 5:06:41 am Khan was released from Mathura jail late Tuesday.RULING THAT his address to students at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) during the anti-CAA protests last December was “a call for national integrity and unity”, and not “any effort to promote hatred or violence”, the Allahabad High Court Tuesday set aside the detention of Dr Kafeel Khan under the National Security Act (NSA) and ordered the UP government to release him “forthwith”. Khan, a pediatrician at Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College and Hospital who had been placed under suspension, was arrested on January 29 for allegedly ma...
Vinesh Phogat recovers from COVID-19, to remain under isolation as precautionary measure | More sports News – Times of India
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Vinesh Phogat recovers from COVID-19, to remain under isolation as precautionary measure | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, has announced that her second test for coronavirus returned negative. However, she will remain under isolation as a precautionary measure. "I underwent a second COVID-19 test yesterday and am happy to report that I have received a negative result. While this is great news, I will be remaining in isolation as a precautionary measure. A big thank you to everyone for your prayers," Phogat tweeted. I underwent a second COVID-19 test yesterday and am happy to report that I have received a negative result. While t… https://t.co/b55ZR9l6oR— Vinesh Phogat (@Phogat_Vinesh) 1598976858000On August 28, Phogat had announced that she had contracted coronavirus and as a result, she had to miss the National Sports Awa...
SC lets telecom firms stagger AGR payments over 10 years
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SC lets telecom firms stagger AGR payments over 10 years

Written by Aashish Aryan | New Delhi | Updated: September 2, 2020 9:44:01 am If a telco fails to pay the stipulated AGR dues, contempt of court proceedings will be initiated against the company.In a relief to Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea, the Supreme Court Tuesday said that telcos could pay their adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) over the next 10 years starting April 1, 2021. These yearly instalments will have to be made by March 31 of every succeeding financial year and a compliance report by the companies as well as the DoT has to be filed by April 7 of that year, a three-judge bench headed by Justice ...
Unlock 4: SOPs For Metro Resumption Across India Likely To Be Declared Tomorrow; Fine May Be Imposed On Flouting Norms
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Unlock 4: SOPs For Metro Resumption Across India Likely To Be Declared Tomorrow; Fine May Be Imposed On Flouting Norms

As the country has ushered into the fourth phase of unlocking, the Ministry of Home Affairs has said that Metro trains across the country can operate from September 7 and the SOPs for the same is likely to be issued tomorrow.Also Read | Unlock 4.0: Railway Ministry Plans To Introduce 100 More Special Passenger Trains; In Talks With State GovtsAs per the MHA’s Unlock 4 guidelines, Metro Rails are allowed to operate across India from 7 September, the secretary of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, has said. The Standard Operating Procedure shall be finalized soon for the operation of metros.Today, we had a discussion with CEOs of Metro Companies across the country on SOP. SOPs will be finalised and shared soon, he said.As per the earlier guidelines from the M...
Muguruza shakes off rust to reach US Open second round | Tennis News – Times of India
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Muguruza shakes off rust to reach US Open second round | Tennis News – Times of India

Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain returns the ball during her first round match against Nao Hibino. (AFP Photo)NEW YORK: Spain's Garbine Muguruza looked determined to overcome her US Open jinx on Tuesday, overcoming a sluggish start to collect a snappy 6-4, 6-4 first round win over Japan's Nao Hibino. The US Open has been a black hole for the former French Open and Wimbledon champion, who this year nearly added to her collection of grand slam trophies reaching the final in Australia. In stark contrast to her success at the other slams, Muguruza has struggled to make an impact on the New York hardcourts. She has made it past the second round just once in seven previous visits to Flushing Meadows. The US Open is the only grand slam where the 26-year-old has yet to at least reach the last eight. "...
Indian troops moved at two LAC locations on two different days to foil incursion bids by China
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Indian troops moved at two LAC locations on two different days to foil incursion bids by China

Written by Shubhajit Roy , Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | Updated: September 2, 2020 7:02:48 am An Army convoy on the highway to Leh at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, on Tuesday. (AP)New Delhi and Beijing engaged in a war of words Tuesday and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the military brass after Indian troops, thwarting Chinese manoeuvres at two places in Ladakh on two different days, occupied “tactical features” for area domination. Indian Army sources confirmed that the pre-emptive moves were undertaken at “more than one location”, largely in the areas mentioned by China in its statement: south bank of Pangong Tso and...
Luxury Turramurra tennis court estate set to challenge price record – realestate.com.au
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Luxury Turramurra tennis court estate set to challenge price record – realestate.com.au

Tennis anyone? – 12 Karuah Rd, Turramurra. This wonderful family estate in one of Turramurra’s most tightly held streets has served its owners very well. So well in fact that they have stayed put at 12 Karuah Rd for 15 years, well above the average 12.4 years most residents of the suburb hold their homes for. MORE: Gone in 72 hours for more than $20m Auction results a warning for spring buyers A lot has changed in Turramurra in that time. Ten years ago the median house price was $1.035 million. That has more than doubled to $2.105 million in 2020. According to realestate.com.au’s latest Market Trends report, the suburb’s median house price has grown by 15.3 per cent in the past 12 months, a time when many other Sy...
Charlie Hebdo Reprints Controversial ‘Prophet Mohammed’ Cartoons At Start Of Terror Trial
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Charlie Hebdo Reprints Controversial ‘Prophet Mohammed’ Cartoons At Start Of Terror Trial

Five years after the massive massacre in 2015, French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which was the target of the Islamist gunmen, said it is republishing the controversial cartoons of Prophet Mohammed, declaring “history cannot be rewritten nor erased”.Also Read | 'Jai Maharashtra': Ghana Footballer's Heartfelt Gratitude To Maha Govt Over Support Rendered During 74-Day Ordeal In Mumbai Due To Covid-19The announcement came on the eve of the first trial for the attacks against Charlie Hebdo. Hebdo director Laurent "Riss" Sourisseau wrote in an editorial to go with the republication of the cartoons in its latest edition ‘We will never lie down. We will never give up.’In 2015, Islamist gunmen killed 11 people in the Paris office of the satirical magazine, before shootin...
Gujarat Unlock 4.0: Public parks to reopen, no time limit for shops
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Gujarat Unlock 4.0: Public parks to reopen, no time limit for shops

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: September 2, 2020 4:17:47 am Under these guidelines, schools, colleges and other educational institutions will remain closed till September 30. However, 50 per cent of teaching and non-teaching staff can be called to schools for online teaching or tele-counselling work. Students of classes 9 to 12 may be permitted to visit there schools voluntarily, with written consent of their parents. (Representational)Public parks and gardens will reopen in Gujarat and shops will function without any time limit, under the Unlock 4.0 guidelines issued by the Gujarat government on Tuesday. The state Home department, in a notific...
IPL: Ponting oversees his first training session with Delhi Capitals squad | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL: Ponting oversees his first training session with Delhi Capitals squad | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI (UAE): Delhi Capitals' head coach Ricky Ponting on Tuesday oversaw his first training session with the squad. The former Australian cricketer met the Delhi Capitals squad and got down to business at the ICC Academy in Dubai. "Bhaag bhaag bhaag aaya sher aaya sher. Coach @RickyPonting oversaw his first training session with the DC squad today," Delhi Capitals tweeted. Bhaag bhaag bhaag aaya sher aaya sher 🔥😍Coach @RickyPonting oversaw his first training session with the DC squad… https://t.co/nRjhbeqMYx— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from 🇦🇪) (@DelhiCapitals) 1598969691000IPL will be played in the UAE from September 19-November 10 across three venues -- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. Earlier on Saturday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that 13 personnel includ...
Police Inspector (Unarmed) Recruitment: Gujarat HC quashes controversial GR on women’s reservation
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Police Inspector (Unarmed) Recruitment: Gujarat HC quashes controversial GR on women’s reservation

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: September 2, 2020 4:08:51 am Leaders from across party lines - including ruling BJP - had voiced their support for the agitating women. (Representational)In a significant decision related to women’s reservation in Gujarat, the Gujarat High Court (HC) has quashed and set aside a controversial general resolution (GR) on the subject, issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) of the Gujarat government. The court held that women from reserved category can compete in the open competition category within the 33% of women’s reservation in the government recruitment. As per the GR dated August 1, 2018, women fr...
IPL is a good training ground for players: David Gower | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL is a good training ground for players: David Gower | Cricket News – Times of India

David Gower. (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto via Getty Images)NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a good place for young cricketers to cut their teeth in top level cricket, according to former England captain and commentator David Gower. Gower noted that there has been a shift in focus in the IPL where it demands younger players in the team now as opposed to what used to be the case earlier where older players at the end of their careers would play in the lucrative T20 tournament. "I think overall IPL has been very good for cricketers both for the homegrown and the international players," Gower said on SportsTiger's show 'Off-the-Field'. "Ever since the games have got shorter from the time of the invention of ODI, fielding has become incredible. I think T20 has changed a lot...