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India-China Border Row: Solution Has To Be Found In Domain Of Diplomacy, Says EAM Jaishankar
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India-China Border Row: Solution Has To Be Found In Domain Of Diplomacy, Says EAM Jaishankar

New Delhi: Amid the ongoing tensions with China following the aggressive behavior of its People’s Liberation Army,  External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said he is "totally convinced" that a solution has to be found in the domain of diplomacy. He said that the world has a lot riding on it, and therefore it was vital for both the countries to reach an accommodation, even as he asserted that he was not underplaying the seriousness of the current situation.Also Read | Pandemic Could Not Impact The Aspirations Of 1.3 Billion Indians: PM Modi At USISPFJaishankar made the statement at an online event for the launch of his book.“ Because we have the long (term) view, our position there has been very clear--we have agreements and understandings with China. The ...
MLAs, staff to undergo Covid tests before entering Bengal Assembly
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MLAs, staff to undergo Covid tests before entering Bengal Assembly

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: September 4, 2020 5:29:09 am Speaker Biman Bandyopadhyay in the Assembly. (File)West Bengal Speaker Biman Bandyopadhyay on Thursday said MLAs, Assembly staff, security personnel and mediapersons would have to undergo rapid antigen tests before entering the Assembly for a short two-day monsoon session that will be held on September 9 and 10. Bandyopadhyay told reporters that a medical camp would be established at the premises for the purpose. Only those who test negative will be allowed to enter the building. The session would be held as per ICMR guidelines, he added. “The MLAs will have to maintain socia...
Sonu Sood tweets about Mumbai, says, “This city changes destiny. If you salute, you will get salute” – Times of India
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Sonu Sood tweets about Mumbai, says, “This city changes destiny. If you salute, you will get salute” – Times of India

Kangana Ranaut on Thursday compared Mumbai to Pakistan occupied Kashmir after Shiv Sena leader asked her to refrain from coming back to the maximum city if she is showing mistrust in the Mumbai Police. Her tweet read, "Sanjay Raut Shiv Sena leader has given me an open threat and asked me not to come back to Mumbai, after Aazadi graffitis in Mumbai streets and now open threats, why Mumbai is feeling like Pakistan occupied Kashmir?" Soon, several celebs took to Twitter to share that the capital of Maharashtra is one of the safest city to work and live in. Now, Sonu Sood took Twitter to write some powerful words about the city. He tweeted, "Mumbai... This city changes destiny. If you salute, you will get salute" Check out the tweet here: मुंबई .. यह शहर तक़दीरें बदलता है। सलाम करोगे तो सल...
Acts Of Kindness Towards Others Can Be Good For One’s Personal Health And Well Being: Study
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Acts Of Kindness Towards Others Can Be Good For One’s Personal Health And Well Being: Study

Washington DC: Helping other people, showing some act of kindness to others can be good for people’s health and well-being, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. ALSO READ | Konark Sun Temple Reopens After Five Months. Things To Watch Out Before Visiting Odisha's Famous TempleHowever, not all good-hearted behaviour is equally beneficial to the giver. The strength of the link depends on many factors, including the type of kindness, the definition of well-being, and the giver’s age, gender and other demographic factors.The study was published in the journal Psychological Bulletin.“Prosocial behaviour--altruism, cooperation, trust, and compassion--are all necessary ingredients of a harmonious and well-functioning society,” said lead ...
Kolkata and North 24 Parganas drive Covid recovery surge
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Kolkata and North 24 Parganas drive Covid recovery surge

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: September 4, 2020 1:52:35 pm On Thursday, the state reported 2,984 new cases, which pushed up the case count to 1,71,681.As West Bengal’s recovery rate continued its upward trajectory on Thursday, rising to 84.03 per cent after 3,335 patients were released in 24 hours, data showed that Kolkata and North 24 Parganas are driving it. As a result of the surge in recoveries, active cases have declined for 11 straight days, and are down to 24,039. Of the 36,241 patients discharged in this period, over a third were from the capital city and the district to its north. On Thursday, the state reported 2,984 new cases, which pus...
Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept:  Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept showcased, launch in 2021 – Times of India
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Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept: Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept showcased, launch in 2021 – Times of India

DETROIT: Jeep introduced the all-new Grand Wagoneer Concept on Thursday, marking the rebirth of a classic and premium American icon. “Our new Grand Wagoneer Concept marks the first step in the rebirth of Wagoneer – a true and rare premium American icon,” said Christian Meunier, global president of the Jeep brand – FCA. “With the electrification of each Jeep nameplate coming in the next few years, and the reintroduction of Wagoneer, we are quickly expanding into new segments and more premium space. “Wagoneer is unquestionably rooted in the legendary Jeep brand and its unmatched heritage of leading capability, authenticity and freedom, and its return allows us to expand to a much more premium arena with new levels of design detail, and advanced safety and technology features,” Meunier add...
Unlock 4.0: Kolkata Metro resumption delayed by a week
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Unlock 4.0: Kolkata Metro resumption delayed by a week

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: September 4, 2020 5:06:31 am The 16-km long route is being built by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited. (File)Kolkata Metro, which had stopped commercial services on March 24, is likely to restart operations from September 14. The decision was taken at a meeting between senior Metro Railway officials and the West Bengal government on Thursday. Both the state administration and Metro Rail officials said the modalities of implementing social-distancing norms and crowd management were discussed at the meeting. Another round of discussions will be held on Friday. “The meeting was very fruitful and several significant issues, inc...
No such proposal before the board: VIL on reports of investment by Verizon, Amazon – Times of India
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No such proposal before the board: VIL on reports of investment by Verizon, Amazon – Times of India

(Representative image)NEW DELHI: Amid reports suggesting that Verizon and Amazon may invest over $4 billion in the company, Vodafone Idea on Thursday said while it constantly evaluates various opportunities as part of corporate strategy, there is no such proposal currently before its board. As and when various proposals are considered by the board warranting disclosures, the company will comply with the disclosure obligations under the SEBI rules, Vodafone Idea said in a regulatory filing. "As part of corporate strategy, the company constantly evaluates various opportunities for enhancing the stakeholders' value...Currently, there is no proposal as reported by the media that is being considered at the board," VIL said. The VIL filing came after BSE sought clarification from the company ...
Bengal BJP worker detained in robbery case dies, party blames police
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Bengal BJP worker detained in robbery case dies, party blames police

Written by Sweety Kumari | Kolkata | Updated: September 4, 2020 1:03:14 pm The 24-year-old had joined the BJP about seven months ago. (Representational)The death of a 24-year-old BJP worker in Uttar Dinajpur district’s Raiganj area during police interrogation triggered a war of words between the Opposition party and the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Thursday. The BJP accused the police of assaulting Anup Roy, causing a cerebral attack, in a station on Wednesday. According to sources in the police, Roy fell unconscious while being questioned in the station in connection with a robbery on August 28. He was then taken to Raiganj Medical College and H...
Bengal BJP worker detained in robbery case dies, party blames police
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Bengal BJP worker detained in robbery case dies, party blames police

Written by Sweety Kumari | Kolkata | Published: September 4, 2020 5:06:20 am Police denied allegations of custodial death. (Representational image)The death of a 24-year-old BJP worker in Uttar Dinajpur district’s Raiganj area during police interrogation triggered a war of words between the Opposition party and the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Thursday. The BJP accused the police of assaulting Anup Roy, causing a cerebral attack, in a station on Wednesday. According to sources in the police, Roy fell unconscious while being questioned in the station in connection with a robbery on August 28. He was then taken to Raiganj Medical College and Hospit...
Manpower crunch hits districts as Gujarat counts 1,00,566 Covid-19 cases
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Manpower crunch hits districts as Gujarat counts 1,00,566 Covid-19 cases

Written by Sohini Ghosh | Ahmedabad | Published: September 4, 2020 4:56:08 am Used PPE kits thrown in the open at Vadodara’s Khaswadi crematorium. (Photo by Bhupendra Rana)Over five months after the first Covid-19 case was reported in Gujarat on March 19, the number of cases in the state crossed one lakh on Thursday, when several districts are battling rising infection and manpower crunch, even as the cities where the spread began are comparatively under control with timely intervention from the state health department and central teams. Surendranagar district, which deputed medical professionals to Ahmedabad, had to request the health department to ca...
Second seed Sofia Kenin progresses at US Open | Tennis News – Times of India
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Second seed Sofia Kenin progresses at US Open | Tennis News – Times of India

Sofia Kenin. (USA Today Sports Photo)NEW YORK: Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin breezed into round three of the US Open in straight sets on Thursday. The number two seed dispatched unseeded Canadian Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 inside an empty Arthur Ashe Stadium. Kenin is yet to drop a set at Flushing Meadows as she bids for her second Grand Slam title of the year, and of her career. The 21-year-old, fourth in the world rankings, defeated Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the three sets in the Australian Open final in Melbourne in February. The Moscow-born player will take on 27th seed Ons Jabeur of Tunisia in the third round at the Billie Jean King US National Tennis Center. Source link
Army, IAF chiefs visit forward areas, CDS Rawat warns of two-front threat
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Army, IAF chiefs visit forward areas, CDS Rawat warns of two-front threat

Written by Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | Updated: September 4, 2020 8:33:03 am New Delhi: Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat speaks during the Raisina Dialogue 2020, in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore) (PTI1_16_2020_000001A)On the day Army chief General MM Naravane reached forward areas in eastern Ladakh to review operational preparedness, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat warned of the two-front threat from China and Pakistan, but said Indian armed forces were fully prepared to deal with it. Speaking at the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) conclave Thursday, General Rawat said China and Pakist...
PM Modi pitches India as best place for global investors – Times of India
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PM Modi pitches India as best place for global investors – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pitching India amongst the best investment destinations worldwide, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the country's political stability and policy continuity makes it the best place for global investors in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum through video conference, Modi also cited a slew of reforms undertaken by his government and asserted that India is committed to democracy and diversity and it has undertaken far-reaching reforms in recent months. Noting that the current situation demands a fresh mindset that is human-centric, Modi said India did the same by scaling up its healthcare facilities in a record time to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. He also said India was amongst the first globally to advocat...
Default will not result in NPA, penal interest can’t go with moratorium: SC
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Default will not result in NPA, penal interest can’t go with moratorium: SC

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 4, 2020 7:46:49 am The court was hearing a plea seeking a waiver on interest levied on term loans during the six-month (March-August) moratorium on repayment allowed by the central bank.Taking note of the concerns of borrowers, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed that accounts that were not declared Non Performing Assets (NPAs) until August 31, shall not be declared so until further orders. A Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah took on record the submission made by Senior Advocate Harish Salve, appearing for the Indian Banks Association, that accounts would not become NPAs for ...
PDP cancels its first post-370 meet, says leaders not allowed to go out
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PDP cancels its first post-370 meet, says leaders not allowed to go out

Written by Bashaarat Masood , Naveed Iqbal | Srinagar | September 4, 2020 4:32:00 am The meeting was to be held at party office in Srinagar. ExpressDESPITE THE government’s assertion that mainstream political leaders in the Kashmir Valley are not under house detention and are free to step out, senior leaders of the PDP said Thursday that they had to cancel a party meeting because police did not let them leave their homes. The meeting, scheduled to be held at the PDP office in Srinagar, was to be the party’s first official gathering since the abrogation of Article 370 last year. “We have cancelled the meeting. The leaders weren’t allowed to move...