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Only 25% took JEE exam due to pandemic: Mamata Banerjee slams Centre
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Only 25% took JEE exam due to pandemic: Mamata Banerjee slams Centre

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: September 3, 2020 12:32:37 pm The CM also criticised the Centre’s decision on lockdown guidelines in the state. (File)Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed that only 25 per cent of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) aspirants in the state appeared for the test on Tuesday due to the Centre’s “adamant attitude” of holding examination amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, we have raised serious concern over the Centre’s decision to hold terminal examination for various courses in colleges and universities and also to conduct National Eligibility cum Entrance Test and JEE in September. Un...
West Bengal: Healthy trend of more Covid recoveries continues, 2,976 cases reported
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West Bengal: Healthy trend of more Covid recoveries continues, 2,976 cases reported

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: September 3, 2020 12:55:39 pm The state tested 44,120 sample in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 19,75,493.The total number of coronavirus cases on Wednesday rose to 1,68,697 with an addition of 2,976 while the recovery rate further improved by half a percentage point to 83.53 per cent. The Covid-19 death toll reached 3,339 after 56 more patients died of the virus in the last 24 hours. Keeping with the trend of recoveries in excess of 3,000 for the past few days, as many as 3,297 patients were discharged from hospitals after their recovery, taking the cumulative figure to 1,40,913. This means that the state has ...
Bihar Polls: Why are politicians not focusing on 12,000 farmers? | Ghanti Bajao
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Bihar Polls: Why are politicians not focusing on 12,000 farmers? | Ghanti Bajao

Watch this report of Ghanti Bajao to know why politicians in Bihar are not focusing on the helpless sugarcane farmers.These 12000 farmers are unemployed and struggling for their survival. Will political parties raise this issue ahead of the Bihar elections?Meanwhile, Hindustan Awam Morcha (HAM) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi said on Wednesday that his party has officially joined the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ahead of the Assembly elections in Bihar scheduled later this year. Source link
Second survey in Ahmedabad: Sero-positivity up by 5.6 per cent since June, no herd immunity yet
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Second survey in Ahmedabad: Sero-positivity up by 5.6 per cent since June, no herd immunity yet

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: September 3, 2020 5:19:15 am Reiterating the absence of herd immunity, Dr Bhavin Solanki, incharge Medical Officer of Health, AMC, said that the people are still susceptible to get fresh infection. (Representational)Nearly 40 per cent of people who contracted Covid-19 and got cured in Ahmedabad, covered in the second sero-surveillance by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), one-and-a-half months after the first such study, showed no presence of Covid-19 antibodies. The surveillance also concluded that there is no herd immunity yet. The study of of 10,310 samples showed sero-positivity in 23.24 per cent, whic...
MP: Poor families get worst quality grains for their survival | Ghanti Bajao
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MP: Poor families get worst quality grains for their survival | Ghanti Bajao

In Madhya Pradesh, poor families are getting the lowest quality of grains for their own consumption. According to them, the grains they get under the government policies are perhaps only suitable for consumption by animals. Here are the visuals of those low-quality grains.To know more, watch the ground report from Madhya Pradesh in this segment of Ghanti Bajao. Stay connected for more updates. Source link
Jacqueline Fernandez Shares Unfiltered Selfie With Freckles, Flaunts ‘No Make-Up’ Look
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Jacqueline Fernandez Shares Unfiltered Selfie With Freckles, Flaunts ‘No Make-Up’ Look

New Delhi: Jacqueline Fernandez set off her foot in Bollywood with the movie ‘Aladin’ opposite Riteish Deshmukh. She started her career at a very young age as a television reporter and also accepted offers for modelling. The Srilankan beauty popularly known for her dance moves is also well-known for sharing real and unfiltered selfies on her social media. She is also an inspiration to many for fitness, self-love, self-growth and so much more. Recently, the ‘Kick’ actress took to her social media and shared some unfiltered pictures of herself with freckles.ALSO READ| What’s Next on The Table For Jacqueline Fernandez? Actress Shares A Snippet On Her Social MediaThe ‘Judwaa 2’ actress posted some stunning unfiltered pictures of herself with freckles over her face. While...
Joe Biden to travel to flashpoint city of Kenosha Thursday – Times of India
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Joe Biden to travel to flashpoint city of Kenosha Thursday – Times of India

WILMINGTON: Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden will travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin on Thursday, his campaign said, after a controversial visit by Donald Trump to the city at the heart of fresh protests against racism and police brutality. "Vice President Biden will hold a community meeting in Kenosha to bring together Americans to heal and address the challenges we face," a statement from his team said on Wednesday in announcing the trip to the city where a black father, Jacob Blake, was shot seven times in the back by a white police officer on August 23. Biden will be accompanied by his wife Jill, and the couple will also make an unspecified "local stop," according to the campaign statement. Wisconsin is expected to play a crucial role in the November 3 presidential election. T...
Deaths in crashes on expressways, highways rise in recent years | India News – Times of India
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Deaths in crashes on expressways, highways rise in recent years | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Expressways and national highways have become deadlier in recent years with average annual deaths on every 100 km of NHs increasing to 47 in 2019 as compared to 44 in 2018 and the number of people killed on expressways rising to 1389 last year as compared to 1253 during the previous year. This is the second year when the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) came out with the average annual deaths on NHs and other categories of roads. According to the latest report, NHs accounted for 53,213 fatalities, which is 34.4% of nearly 1.55 lakh lives lost in road crashes in 2019. A year ago, NHs accounted for 50,771 out of nearly 1.53 lakh road deaths (around 33.2%). So far as deaths due to accidents on expressways are concerned, the NCRB data show that Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra c...
PICS: Hardik Pandya’s Wife Natasa Stankovic Looks Stunning In Her Post Pregnancy Transformation
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PICS: Hardik Pandya’s Wife Natasa Stankovic Looks Stunning In Her Post Pregnancy Transformation

Natasa and Hardik announced their wedding and her pregnancy in May 2020. She wrote, "Hardik and I have shared a memorable journey together so far and now, it's only going to get better. Together, we are excited to welcome a new life into our lives very soon. We’re super excited for this new step of our life together and humbly ask your blessings and well wishes." Source link
Sahara red-flagged for fraud probe: Rs 86,000 crore from 4 crore depositors
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Sahara red-flagged for fraud probe: Rs 86,000 crore from 4 crore depositors

Written by Khushboo Narayan | Mumbai | Updated: September 3, 2020 6:46:10 am Over Rs 62,000 crore invested in Aamby Valley, says regulator, “against principles of thrift, co-op societies”. (Express Photo by Sushant Kulkarni)BETWEEN 2012 and 2014, when two of its group firms were indicted by the Supreme Court and its chief Subrata Roy was arrested, the Sahara Group floated three cooperative societies and collected deposits worth Rs 86,673 crore from as many as four crore depositors, records accessed by The Indian Express show. These societies — and a fourth one set up in 2010 — and their deposits have been red-flagged by the Government which has called ...
Facebook ‘bias’ row: Firm’s India chief probed by Par panel; given nearly 90 questions to respond in writing – Times of India
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Facebook ‘bias’ row: Firm’s India chief probed by Par panel; given nearly 90 questions to respond in writing – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Amid a raging row over Facebook's alleged political "bias", a Parliamentary panel on Wednesday questioned the company's India head Ajit Mohan for over two hours, with both BJP and Congress members of the panel accusing the social media giant of colluding and influencing opinion, a charge denied by the firm. While BJP members raised questions about alleged political links of the Facebook employees, claiming that many of its senior executives have worked with the Congress and its leaders in different capacities, the opposition members asked why content, including videos containing hate speech were still available online and not taken down by the social media giant. Sources said Ajit Mohan was questioned by ruling as well as opposition members of the committee, he gave oral repl...
Mission Karmayogi: Govt’s massive plan to train, skill, have ‘ideal’ civil servants
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Mission Karmayogi: Govt’s massive plan to train, skill, have ‘ideal’ civil servants

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 3, 2020 7:37:21 am Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Jitendra Singh brief media on cabinet decisions, at National Media Centre in New Delhi, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (PTI Photo)The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared major changes in the way civil services officers will be skilled and trained across the country. ‘Mission Karmayogi’ or National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB), will be steered by four new bodies, and will be available for civil servants from the rank of assistant section officer to Secretary, across services. The new entities will be a Prime Minister’s Public Huma...
Intel 1th gen processor:  Intel 11th-gen Tiger Lake processor with new integrated Xe graphics launched – Times of India
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Intel 1th gen processor: Intel 11th-gen Tiger Lake processor with new integrated Xe graphics launched – Times of India

Intel has announced its 11th-gen Tiger Lake processors for laptops globally. The new processors will feature the company's new Intel Xe integrated graphics. According to the company, the new processors will offer a big leap in terms of battery life and overall performance compared to 10th-gen processors . Apart from that, the Tiger Lake processors will also come onboard with Wi-Fi 6, Thunderbolt 4 support and PCIe Gen4. The company has quoted the new processors as the “best processor for thin and light laptops. Just like 10th Gen Ice Lake processors, the 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors are also based on the same 10nm architecture. However, Intel has upgraded the architecture to Willow Core with a 10nm SuperFin design. Intel claims that this will decrease the power consumption without com...
Shibani Dandekar and Vidya Balan faces online backlash after coming out in support of Rhea Chakraborty – Times of India ►
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Shibani Dandekar and Vidya Balan faces online backlash after coming out in support of Rhea Chakraborty – Times of India ►

While several new allegations and claims are emerging in the ongoing death case of Sushant Singh Rajput, recently the prime suspect of the case Rhea Chakraborty broke her silence in the matter in an interview on national television. To this, several people, including the Bollywood celebs are now coming out in open to support Rhea. After Taapsee Pannu, Laksmi Manchu, actress Vidya Balan, and singer Shibani Dandekar took to social media to criticize the media trials and other allegations put against Rhea. Vidya’s tweet read, “God bless you @LakshmiManchu for saying this out loud. It is so unfortunate that the tragic and untimely demise of a beloved young star Sushant Singh Rajput has become a media circus. In the same breath, as a woman, my heart breaks at the vilification of Rhea Cha...
Probe: Dentist, techie behind Bengaluru doctor’s Syria trip now in Saudi Arabia
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Probe: Dentist, techie behind Bengaluru doctor’s Syria trip now in Saudi Arabia

Written by Johnson T A | Bengaluru | Updated: September 3, 2020 8:21:03 am Last month, the NIA and agencies in Karnataka tracked down and questioned another doctor and an aeronautical engineer who had travelled with Rahman. (Representational)INVESTIGATIONS HAVE revealed that the Syria trip in 2013-14 of the Bengaluru doctor, who was arrested last month by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for links with the Islamic State, was facilitated by a dentist and a computer applications graduate who are currently working in Saudi Arabia, police sources told The Indian Express. Abdur Rahman, a 28-year-old ophthalmologist, was arrested on August 17 by the N...
PUBG in list, government bans 118 more apps with China links
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PUBG in list, government bans 118 more apps with China links

Written by Pranav Mukul , Aashish Aryan | New Delhi | Updated: September 3, 2020 1:25:02 pm The banned apps include PUBG Mobile, one of the world’s most popular e-games, with India accounting for nearly a quarter — the largest chunk — of its downloads.Amidst continuing tensions with China, New Delhi on Wednesday banned 118 apps with Chinese links, citing concerns over threats to India’s safety and sovereignty. The banned apps include PUBG Mobile, one of the world’s most popular e-games, with India accounting for nearly a quarter — the largest chunk — of its downloads. Earlier, in June, soon after a faceoff between Indian and Chinese troops at ...
United Airlines to cut 16,370 jobs as the pandemic rages – Times of India
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United Airlines to cut 16,370 jobs as the pandemic rages – Times of India

CHICAGO: United Airlines is preparing to furlough 16,370 workers when federal aid expires on October 1 as the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate the airline industry, it said on Wednesday. Chicago-based United had over 90,000 employees before the pandemic brought the industry to a near standstill in March. It warned in July that 36,000 jobs were at risk of involuntary furloughs as demand remained weak. Some 7,400 employees have opted to take early retirement or departure packages and the company is working through several other voluntary temporary leave programs to further reduce the number of furloughs, United officials said. The leaves would give the company flexibility to call back staff once travel returns, they said. Airlines received $25 billion in US government stimulus ...
Exclusive: Indian army strategised against China 10 days prior to LAC clash | Master Stroke
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Exclusive: Indian army strategised against China 10 days prior to LAC clash | Master Stroke

As per the exclusive information received from sources, the Indian army made a strategy against China around 10 days prior to the recent clash at LAC. Military talks between India and China on Wednesday remained inconclusive over fresh incursion attempts of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops into Indian territory. The dialogue between both countries' militaries will continue, sources said. Source link
Kerber battles past Friedsam to reach US Open third round | Tennis News – Times of India
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Kerber battles past Friedsam to reach US Open third round | Tennis News – Times of India

NEW YORK: Former champion Angelique Kerber came through a fierce all-German tussle against Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-3, 7-6(6) on Wednesday to book her place in the third round of the US Open. Kerber, seeded 17th, was fast out of the blocks as she moved into a 3-0 lead but 109th-ranked Friedsam settled down and made her more illustrious compatriot work hard for victory. 😘 @AngeliqueKerber https://t.co/9ma1gm0r2S— US Open Tennis (@usopen) 1599065932000Friedsam broke back but surrendered her own serve in the sixth game from 40-0 to allow 2016 winner Kerber to regain control with another break. Kerber broke immediately at the start of the second set but again Friedsam refused to buckle and responded to break back when left-hander Kerber fired a forehand wide. Friedsam, who suffered first-round ...