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Day: September 16, 2020

Afghan women in Doha talks team: ‘Taliban have to face, respect us’
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Afghan women in Doha talks team: ‘Taliban have to face, respect us’

Written by Divya Goyal | Ludhiana | Updated: September 17, 2020 6:47:50 am Fawzia Koofi, Sharifa Zurmati and Habiba Sarabi in QatarTHEY FACED the threat of mutilation for wearing nail polish or lipstick. They were publicly flogged for violating the dress code. They were barred from stepping out of home without a male companion. They were denied education. Today, the three women in the Afghan government’s 21-member team that is holding peace talks with an all-male Taliban delegation in Qatar’s Doha have drawn the line for any roadmap that emerges: “We are here to tell the Taliban that it has to face, respect and accept the new Afghanistan.” “We aren’t r...
‘At Least 382 Doctors Died Of Covid-19,’ Says IMA; Slams Centre For Not Maintaining Record
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‘At Least 382 Doctors Died Of Covid-19,’ Says IMA; Slams Centre For Not Maintaining Record

New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association has criticised the Union Government for not maintaining the statistics of doctors who have lost their lives while treating Covid-19 patients. The body has demanded "martyrs" status for healthcare workers who have died during pandemic duty. IMA has alleged that the government has deliberately concealed the morbidity and mortality of doctors, nurses and healthcare workers who died during Covid-19 management.Also Read: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Tests Positive For Covid-19, Goes Into IsolationThe IMA statement comes as a response to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan , who acknowledged the contribution of healthcare workers during this pandemic, but the statistics of healthcare workers who died due to COVID-19 were missing fr...
RBI rules out relaxation in loan recast: ‘Must protect investors’
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RBI rules out relaxation in loan recast: ‘Must protect investors’

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | September 17, 2020 5:20:05 am RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. (File)Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das has virtually ruled out any relaxation in the loan restructuring scheme to tackle the Covid-19-related stress, saying the scheme had been structured to balance the interests of both depositors and borrowers, and to prevent the piling up of bad loans as had happened some years ago. Das also cautioned that the economic recovery would likely be only gradual, as the upticks in some sectors “appear to be levelling off”. “We don’t want to be back in the situation that was five years ago, when NPAs of banks had risen v...
Coffee desserts to perk up your weeknights – Times of India
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Coffee desserts to perk up your weeknights – Times of India

If you love coffee, why just sip on it in the morning? Whip up a bunch of coffee desserts to have just any time. Using granules or powder, coffee actually makes for a decadent ingredient in desserts. Dalgona coffee, became famous on Instagram recently, but if you don’t want to experiment much, go for the tried and tested. Here are a few ideas to try… Affogato Take glass bowls and add scoops of vanilla ice cream to it. Prepare brewed coffee and pour this over it (can also use espresso). Sprinkle dark chocolate shavings on top. Coffee ice cream To make this, pour hot water into a bowl and dissolve espresso granules in it. Add condensed milk (sweet), a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a little salt. Mix well and freeze. Coffee popsicles This one gives java an entirely new twist – albeit...
DMK, Congress oppose amendments to banking regulation law | India News – Times of India
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DMK, Congress oppose amendments to banking regulation law | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Congress and DMK were among the Opposition parties that opposed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, raising concerns that the proposed legislation will infringe upon the rights of states. The bill, which seeks to bring cooperative banks under the supervision of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), will replace an ordinance promulgated in June. The bill was later passed by Lok Sabha. The Congress, DMK, RSP, AIMIM and IUML, among other Opposition parties opposed the bill. During the debate on the bill before it was passed, Congress member Manish Tewari urged the government to withdraw the bill and said that resorting to the ordinance route to make laws "undermines the majesty of Parliament". At a point when the country's GDP growth rate has be...
Senior BJP leader, former minister Liladhar Vaghela dies
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Senior BJP leader, former minister Liladhar Vaghela dies

By: Express News Service | Gandhinagar | September 17, 2020 5:14:14 am Gujarat BJP president C R Paatil expressed grief over Lalidhar Vaghela’s death while saying that Gujarat has sustained a big loss. (File)Senior BJP leader in North Gujarat and former minister in the state government Liladhar Vaghela passed away in Deesa of Banaskantha district following a brief illness. He was 89. Vaghela was elected to the state Assembly five times and to Lok Sabha once in 2014. Ajay, grandson of Vaghela, said, “He was fine till today morning. After having breakfast, he complained breathlessness and then fell unconscious. We shifted him to an ICU ward of a hospital where he br...
Andhra HC land deals gag order unprecedented, will go to SC: Jagan govt advisor
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Andhra HC land deals gag order unprecedented, will go to SC: Jagan govt advisor

Written by Sreenivas Janyala | Hyderabad | Updated: September 17, 2020 7:13:08 am In November 2017, the SC had in the PIL filed by Advocate Ashwani Upadhyay, ordered the setting up of Special Courts in each state to try the pending criminal cases against legislators.Calling the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s gag order as “unprecedented”, Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy, a Cabinet-rank leader who is Advisor to the Andhra Pradesh Government (Public Affairs), Wednesday said the state will challenge it in the Supreme Court shortly. The bench of Chief Justice JK Maheshwari issued an order Tuesday night not to report an FIR filed by the Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption...
Court fixes Sept 30 for Babri verdict, tells accused to be present
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Court fixes Sept 30 for Babri verdict, tells accused to be present

Written by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | September 17, 2020 5:02:05 am Among the 32 accused are senior BJP leaders Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh, Sakshi Maharaj, Brij Bhushan Saran Singh and Uma Bharti.A special court hearing the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case on Friday fixed September 30 for pronouncement of judgment, and directed all the accused to remain present in court on that day. Among the 32 accused are senior BJP leaders Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh, Sakshi Maharaj, Brij Bhushan Saran Singh and Uma Bharti. According to PTI, Kalyan Singh, former UP chief minister and now Rajasthan governor, who had t...
137 students at MICA to work on real-time projects by global companies
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137 students at MICA to work on real-time projects by global companies

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | September 17, 2020 5:00:04 am They will study and decode societal and cultural changes and apply them to real business challenges. (Facebook@@mica.schoolofideas)As many as 137 second-year students taking the Cultural Analysis and Application course at MICA, Ahmedabad, will work on real-time projects by global companies focusing on Business Anthropology, Reading Digital Cultures, Popular Cultural Mapping, Applied Semiotics for Industry, Data for Culture and Fore sighting and Speculative Design. They will study and decode societal and cultural changes and apply them to real business challenges. Some of the projects ...
No ground lost in Depsang but India hasn’t accessed large parts for 15 years
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No ground lost in Depsang but India hasn’t accessed large parts for 15 years

Written by Krishn Kaushik , Nirupama Subramanian | New Delhi | Updated: September 17, 2020 7:59:32 am An IAF jet in Leh on Wednesday amid the prolonged India-China face-off. PTIClearing the air on the situation in the Depsang Plains in Ladakh, where China has been blocking India’s access to four traditional patrolling points since April this year, a top security officer has told The Indian Express that while there has been no loss of ground this time around, Indian troops have not had access to a large chunk of territory on their side of the Line of Actual Control for “more than 10 to 15 years” now. The officer also said that other than the re...
Timeline 21 months, Tata Projects to build new Parliament
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Timeline 21 months, Tata Projects to build new Parliament

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 17, 2020 7:09:18 am According to the original plan, the new building was to be ready by 2022, to coincide with 75 years of Independence. The construction is expected to take about 21 months.Tata Projects Limited on Wednesday won the bid to construct the new Parliament building — a part of the Central Vista redevelopment project. An official of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said Tata Projects Ltd had submitted a bid of Rs 861.90 crore. According to the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), the construction cost was estimated at Rs 889 crore. Larsen and Toubro (L&T) submitted a ...
Police chargesheet 15 for ‘conspiracy’, link Delhi riots to anti-CAA protests
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Police chargesheet 15 for ‘conspiracy’, link Delhi riots to anti-CAA protests

Written by Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | September 17, 2020 4:40:15 am “We also found that the main conspirators created WhatsApp chat groups...when the violence was going on, people were sent to the site to supervise,” the officer claimed.Transcripts of WhatsApp chats, call records and 747 witnesses are among the key elements of the chargesheet filed Wednesday by the Delhi Police Special Cell against 15 people in a “conspiracy” case related to the February riots in Northeast Delhi. The chargesheet includes the names of former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain, and Pinjra Tod’s Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, as accused. But it d...
Express Investigation Part-4: Foreign secy, Niti CEO on list; Facebook bans Zhenhua Data
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Express Investigation Part-4: Foreign secy, Niti CEO on list; Facebook bans Zhenhua Data

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M , Jay Mazoomdaar , P Vaidyanathan Iyer | New Delhi | Updated: September 17, 2020 2:02:55 pm Policymakers such NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, scholars historian Romila Thapar and political psychologist Ashish Nandy are also monitored by Zhenhua Data, a firm that has links with the Chinese government and its agencies.At least 200 influencers, including scholars, researchers, think tanks and media organisations, and 40 serving and retired Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officers who held key diplomatic positions are listed in the Overseas Key Information Database (OKIDB) created by Chinese firm Zhenhua Data, an in...
‘Desi kattas in right pockets’: Delhi House panel flags five copycat FIRs
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‘Desi kattas in right pockets’: Delhi House panel flags five copycat FIRs

Written by Sourav Roy Barman | New Delhi | Updated: September 17, 2020 7:10:56 am Over 53 people died and over 200 were injured after communal clashes broke out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control.The Delhi home department has decided to flag five identical FIRs — filed in separate cases against five youths, identified as Faiz Ahmed (30), Athar (23), Sohib (22), Shahrukh (22) and Faizan (28), in connection with the Northeast Delhi riots — in a letter to the Delhi Police Commissioner, The Indian Express has learnt. Besides the names of the constables and the youths, ...
Govt sets up group under cyber security head to probe China Watching, will report in 30 days
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Govt sets up group under cyber security head to probe China Watching, will report in 30 days

Written by Manoj C G , Liz Mathew , Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: September 17, 2020 2:13:56 pm The “targets,” as the ongoing investigation has revealed, include President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, key Opposition leaders and men and women from across a range of disciplines, politics, legislature, science and strategy to business, judiciary and the media.Taking up the matter with the Chinese Ambassador, the Government Wednesday set up an expert committee under the National Cyber Security Coordinator to study the revelations in China Watching, an investigation by The Indian Express, that a Shenzen-based compa...
Yes, you can meal prep for a 7-day detox on less than $50
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Yes, you can meal prep for a 7-day detox on less than $50

When it comes to food to help you hit the reset button, it's all about getting back to the healthy (and affordable!) basics.Still feeling a bit ‘blah’ after the silly season? You might be considering a detox – and if so, you’ve come to the right place. Thankfully, my kinda detox doesn’t involve endless skinny teas or litres of lemon water (hooray!). Instead, it’s just about getting back to basics with healthy eating habits. The best part? It doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, or take up too much time.To give you a little inspo, here’s ten healthy foods that are cheap-as-chips and a cinch to meal prep, to help you feel healthier, lighter and more energised all week long.Like what you see? Sign up to our bodyandsoul.com.au newsletter for more stories like this.Wholemeal couscous = $2 per...
Explained: Different types of coronavirus tests & how effective they are? | India News – Times of India
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Explained: Different types of coronavirus tests & how effective they are? | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a number of medical terminologies like rapid antibodies test and RT-PCR test have come into focus. However, right now, there is no one Covid test which is fully accurate. False-negatives are always possible. While RT-PCR is considered the gold standard for testing, researchers are developing novel testing kits that are faster and more accurate than RT-PCR. Here is all you need to know: COVID TESTING IN INDIART-PCR test & how it is doneA reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test is a laboratory technique combining reverse transcription of RNA into DNA that detects the virus while the antibody tests, which use blood, detect the body's response to the virus, experts said. The World Health Organization and the US Ce...