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Sushmita Sen’s Daughter Renee Turns 21; Doting Mother Wishes Her First Love With Heartfelt Birthday Note
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Sushmita Sen’s Daughter Renee Turns 21; Doting Mother Wishes Her First Love With Heartfelt Birthday Note

New Delhi: ‘Aarya’ star Sushmita Sen made everyone proud when she was crowned with the title of ‘Miss Universe’ in 1994. Since then, there was no stopping for the actress as she kept on climbing the stairs of success. The ‘Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya’ actress has been blessed with two adorable daughters – Renee and Alisah. Last month, her younger daughter Alisah turned 11 and the actress shared an adorable post for her munchkin and now, on the occasion of her elder daughter’s 21st birthday, Sushmita took to her social media and shared a heartfelt birthday note.ALSO READ| Check Out: Sushmita Sen's Heartfelt Post For Her Younger Daughter Alisah On Her 11th BirthdayThe ‘Main Hoon Na’ actress wished her daughter Renee by posting some pictures of her beautiful daughter. She expr...
Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta reacts to Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik and Samuel Miranda’s arrest; says ‘Great start NCB’ – Times of India
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Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta reacts to Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik and Samuel Miranda’s arrest; says ‘Great start NCB’ – Times of India

The Central Bureau of Investigation, the Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Control Bureau are investigating the Sushant Singh Rajput's death case. The NCB on Friday night arrested Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik Chakraborty and Sushant Singh Rajput's house manager Samuel Miranda as it probed the drug angle in the death of the Bollywood star. Now, SSR's sister Shweta Singh Kirti has reacted to Showik and Samuel's arrest. She tweeted, "Thank you God Keep guiding all of us in the direction of TRUTH! #JusticeForSushantSinghRajput #GreatStartNCB #Warriors4SRR #Flag4SSR" Check out the tweet here: Earlier in the day, the NCB also carried out searches at the residences of Showik and Miranda. They also seized Showik's laptop and mobile phone. The NCB had also told a court that Showi...
itel:  Itel launches 20,000mAh power bank IPP-81 at Rs 1,399 – Times of India
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itel: Itel launches 20,000mAh power bank IPP-81 at Rs 1,399 – Times of India

Itel has launched power bank IPP-81 at Rs 1,399. It packs 20000mAh charging capacity. There are dual input and output ports along with 2.1A fast charging technology. Priced at Rs 1,399, the new Itel IPP-81 power bank comes in a compact body. The power bank has twin USB port which can charge two devices simultaneously. It features an anti-slip texture, which claims to offer a firm grip. Commenting on the launch, Arijeet Talaptra, CEO, TRANSSION India said, “Strengthening on the brand positioning of ‘Making Every Moment Magical’, the new addition to the Smart Gadget Portfolio aims to fuel the aspirations of both aspirers and minimalist set of consumers to live life uninterrupted and worry-free. IPP-81 Power bank is a combination of performance, reliability and affordability, which will em...
Apple Postpones Big Privacy Changes In Upcoming iOS 14
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Apple Postpones Big Privacy Changes In Upcoming iOS 14

Apple has postponed the full enforcement of privacy practices in its upcoming iOS 14 software release after Facebook went out in public against those changes. The feature would require app developers to request users' permission to track them across apps for advertising purposes. Facebook had complained about the feature, saying it would impact its ad business. ALSO READ | PUBG Mobile Removed From Google Play Store, App Store Following Ban Announcement By Govt"We are committed to ensuring users can choose whether or not they allow an app to track them," Apple said in a statement on its developer website on Thursday."To give developers time to make necessary changes, apps will be required to obtain permission to track users starting early next year. More information, ...
Teachers’ Day: Teaching aids, innovation; How teachers are navigating the world of online learning
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Teachers’ Day: Teaching aids, innovation; How teachers are navigating the world of online learning

Written by Alifiya Khan | Pune | Updated: September 5, 2020 5:23:35 am Teacher Vidya Chowkase during one of her online lectures in Pune on Friday. (Photo by Ashish Kale)For the first time in the thirty two years since she became a teacher, Vidya Chowkase is being faced with a new reality, thanks to Covid-19. Trading her chalk and duster for the keyboard of her shared home laptop, and taking the blackboard online, Vidya is navigating virtual learning with the help of her 23-year-old daughter Antara. “Initially, it was tough, I had never used the computer to do things besides filling out forms,” the 51-year-old, who teaches English and Science at a secon...
realme:  IFA 2020: Realme announces new devices – Times of India
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realme: IFA 2020: Realme announces new devices – Times of India

Chinese smartphone maker Realme made some major announcements at IFA 2020. The company is planning to make Europe its next big market after its success in India. Keeping that in mind, the company announced the Realme Watch S Pro and Realme Buds Air Pro for the European market. Realme Buds Wireless Pro was also announced. The Realme Watch S Pro will have an AMOLED display that comes in a round dial. Realme Buds Air Pro is the upgraded version of the Buds Air and will come with noise cancellation. Both the devices are expected to launch in Europe in Q4. The Buds Wireless Pro aren’t truly wireless and they are speculated to launch earlier than the Watch S Pro and Buds Air Pro. The device prices have not been confirmed yet. Some of the other Realme products announced at the event are the Re...
Probe on: Man killed as two attempt to rob him
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Probe on: Man killed as two attempt to rob him

By: Express News Service | Pune | September 5, 2020 4:58:42 am A police team took Gund to Sassoon Hospital after Ghodke informed them, but he died during treatment. (Representational)Two men allegedly killed a man by attacking him with a sharp weapon at Swargate Bus Depot area during an attempt to rob him. Police identified the deceased as Nagesh Dagadu Gund (37), a resident of Tuljapur in Osmanabad district. His friend Kamlakar Ghodke (29) lodged an FIR in the case at Swargate police station. Assistant Police Inspector Amol Rasal said Gund, who works as a driver for private vehicles, came to Pune from Osmanabad for his work. The complainant said he wa...
Gundecha brothers caught in sexual abuse row, Dhrupad Sansthan probes
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Gundecha brothers caught in sexual abuse row, Dhrupad Sansthan probes

Written by Suanshu Khurana | New Delhi | September 5, 2020 4:55:23 am Akhilesh Gundecha and Ramakant GundechaThe prestigious Dhrupad Sansthan in Bhopal, a residential music gurukul with accreditation to Unesco’s intangible cultural heritage committee, finds itself in the middle of a storm with two of its famed gurus — Ramakant Gundecha and Akhilesh Gundecha — accused of sexual harassment. The allegations first surfaced in a Facebook post put up by a group titled, ‘Dhrupad Family Europe’, and emailed to the students of the musicians, highlighting alleged harassment by the two gurus for years. The Amsterdam-based yoga teacher who put up the post wrote tha...
IAEA: Iran continues to expand stockpile of enriched uranium – Times of India
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IAEA: Iran continues to expand stockpile of enriched uranium – Times of India

Iran's top nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi and Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEA...Read MoreVIENNA: Iran continues to increase its stockpile of enriched uranium in violation of limitations set in a landmark deal with world powers, but has begun providing access to sites where it was suspected of having stored or used undeclared nuclear material and possibly conducted nuclear-related activities, the UN's atomic watchdog agency said Friday. The International Atomic Energy Agency reported in a confidential document distributed to member countries and seen by The Associated Press that Iran as of Aug. 25 had stockpiled 2,105.4 kilograms (2.32 tons) of low-enriched uranium, up from 1,571.6 kilograms (1.73 tons) last reported on May 20. Iran signed the nuclear dea...
New tapes show more of Nixon ‘hatred’ for India, Indians
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New tapes show more of Nixon ‘hatred’ for India, Indians

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: September 5, 2020 7:07:54 am Indira Gandhi with Richard Nixon in Nov 1971. (Express Archive)A set of newly declassified White House tapes reveal in stark detail President Richard Nixon’s deep antipathy towards India and Indians, which, fanned by his National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, determined United States policy towards New Delhi in the early 1970s. At a meeting with a group of senior officials in the Oval Office on June 17, 1971, Nixon disparaged Indian women as the “most unattractive women in the world”, and Indians as the “most sexless” and “pathetic” people. Kissinger called Indians “superb...
On duty at quarantine centres, reaching out to disadvantaged kids: Sisodia lauds govt school teachers
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On duty at quarantine centres, reaching out to disadvantaged kids: Sisodia lauds govt school teachers

Written by Aranya Shankar | New Delhi | Updated: September 5, 2020 4:52:34 am Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia praised Delhi government school teachers who went beyond their job amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (File Photo)On the eve of Teachers’ Day, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia praised Delhi government school teachers who went beyond their job amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and recounted instances of teachers ensuring online education reaches the most disadvantaged students or by giving their all while working at quarantine centres. Among those lauded by Sisodia is Sarita Rani Bhardwaj (53), a teacher at the Government Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya a...
Big rural credit push from RBI, start-ups put in priority sector
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Big rural credit push from RBI, start-ups put in priority sector

Written by George Mathew | Mumbai | Updated: September 5, 2020 6:55:26 am The RBI has also brought loans to farmers for installation of solar power plants for solarisation of grid-connected agriculture pumps. (Representational/File photo)The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday brought financing of start-ups under the priority sector lending (PSL) category of the banking sector, proposed more credit flow to districts with lower PSL, and doubled loan limits for renewable energy and health infrastructure “to align it with emerging national priorities and bring sharper focus on inclusive development.” In a bid to address regional disparities in the flow ...
Piyush Goyal asks auto firms to reduce royalty payments to their parent companies – Times of India
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Piyush Goyal asks auto firms to reduce royalty payments to their parent companies – Times of India

Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal (File photo)NEW DELHI: Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal on Friday asked automobile companies present in India to reduce royalty payments to their parent firms as it would help them to sail through the crisis easily. The minister said this while addressing the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers' (SIAM) annual convention. He said the automakers that hold a sizeable chunk of the country's auto market pay "millions of dollars as royalty" to their parent companies. Reduction in royalty can help them reduce the cash outflow, bring down the vehicle prices and help in boosting their domestic sales, he added. "Goyal asked the automotive companies present in the country to ask their principles to reduce royalties. Reducing this could ...
Pune: 80 doctors, nurses quit CoEP jumbo facility
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Pune: 80 doctors, nurses quit CoEP jumbo facility

Written by Manoj Dattatrye More | Pune | Updated: September 5, 2020 9:20:17 am After the medical staff raised concerns of their safety, the hospital management appointed bouncers to guard the doctors.As many as 80 medical staff, including 40 doctors and 40 nurses, have quit the recently inaugurated jumbo Covid facility at CoEP grounds by Friday, raising issues of their safety. “At least 80 of our medical staff, including 40 doctors and as many nurses, have quit the jumbo facility,” said Sujit Patker, director of Lifeline, which is managing the operations of the hospital. The doctors and nurses had claimed that they feared for their life from people who...
SC dismisses review pleas, JEE, NEET remain on schedule
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SC dismisses review pleas, JEE, NEET remain on schedule

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | September 5, 2020 4:43:26 am Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad activists holds posters during a protest against the Union government for conducting NEET and JEE exams amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata on August 28, 2020. (Express Photo: Partha Paul)CLEARING THE way for NEET and JEE (Main), the Supreme Court Friday dismissed a clutch of petitions, including one filed by Ministers from six Opposition-ruled states, seeking a review of its August 17 order that allowed the entrance exams for medical and engineering courses to be conducted. “We have carefully gone through the review petitions and the connected papers. We ...
Bullet train faces 5-year delay: High costs, Japan firms not so keen
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Bullet train faces 5-year delay: High costs, Japan firms not so keen

Written by Avishek G Dastidar | New Delhi | Updated: September 5, 2020 11:10:06 am Workers at the Sabarmati hub of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, in Ahmedabad. (Express/file photo)FROM LOW participation by Japanese companies to tenders cancelled because of steep rates quoted by bidders, India’s first bullet train project is stuck on multiple fronts — and staring at a delay of around five years. The Indian Express has learnt that the Railways now expects the project to be commissioned fully by October 2028, instead of the original timeline of December 2023. The revised timeline has been estimated after talks with the Japanese team that is wo...
Books worth Rs 1 lakh missing, Delhi college panel to probe
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Books worth Rs 1 lakh missing, Delhi college panel to probe

Written by Aranya Shankar | Updated: September 5, 2020 8:56:44 am DU's College of Vocational Studies building. (Photo: http://www.cvs.edu.in/)Delhi University’s College of Vocational Studies (CVS) purchased 180 books worth over Rs 1 lakh from 2015-18 — but only on paper. The verification process of these books was completed and accession numbers also given, but the books never reached the college library, an internal probe has found. The college’s Governing Body (GB), in its meeting on August 19, has decided to set up another “independent enquiry committee” to probe the matter and “fix responsibility”, according to minutes of the meeting. While the con...
Kerala on top in child index, Bihar fares worst | India News – Times of India
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Kerala on top in child index, Bihar fares worst | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Kerala emerged on top while Bihar fared the worst in outcomes linked to health, nutrition and cognitive growth of children in the 0-6 years age group, based on a comparative analysis of public data for 2005-06 and 2015-16. Based on the outcome indicators, the overall India score on a scale of 0-1 adds up to 0.585, far from impressive, though it reflects an improvement of 0.142 over the score of 0.443 in 2005-06. The findings —Young Child Outcomes Index (YCOI)— are part of the “State of the Young Child in India” report, brought out by civil society organisation Mobile Creches and supported by Bernard Van Leer Foundation. The report, released by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Friday, also presents a Young Child Environment Index (YCEI) for 2015-16, concluding that the indices...
Activists question police probe into NE Delhi riots
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Activists question police probe into NE Delhi riots

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 5, 2020 9:03:28 am Anti-CAA activists, some of whom have been questioned by Delhi Police in connection with the Northeast Delhi riots, Friday condemned the manner in which investigation is being conducted into the matter. (Express file photo)Anti-CAA activists, some of whom have been questioned by Delhi Police in connection with the Northeast Delhi riots, Friday condemned the manner in which investigation is being conducted into the matter. They alleged that the “impunity” being provided to “supporters of the ruling party”, whose role should be probed, was reminiscent of the police’s role post the 1984 ant...
Bihar madrasas bring in science, arts: ‘students must compete with world’
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Bihar madrasas bring in science, arts: ‘students must compete with world’

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: September 5, 2020 8:57:00 am As per the new syllabus, the language of instruction would be Urdu and school texts will be also in Urdu. (Representational image)THE Bihar Madrasa Education Board has decided to adopt a “modern and mainstream syllabus” in the academic session that began this April, including options for students to choose from science, arts and commerce after Class 10, and adoption of SCERT and NCERT textbooks. Over 10,000 teachers were given online training during the lockdown, by experts including the Unicef, to be able to teach the courses. The Bihar madrasa board has over 4,000 madrasas affil...