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CSK vs SRH: Young Indian batsmen shine in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s win, MS Dhoni fails to finish game for Chennai Super Kings again | Cricket News – Times of India
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CSK vs SRH: Young Indian batsmen shine in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s win, MS Dhoni fails to finish game for Chennai Super Kings again | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: There was no end to Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings' woes as former India captain yet again struggled to take his side past the finish line, falling short by seven runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL match on Friday. HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARDCSK controlled the first innings for a large part before youngsters Priyam Garg (51 not out) and Abhishek Sharma (31) lifted SRH to a competitive 164 for five after electing to bat. Just the kind of performance that makes you want to whistle 🧡#CSKvSRH #OrangeArmy #KeepRising https://t.co/UuygEdg90p— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) 1601662036000Their top guns not contributing much, former India U-19 World Cup skipper Garg scored his maiden IPL fifty and with Abhishek raised a 77-run stand for the fifth wicket. SRH collected 5...
Wild video of ‘selfish’ Melburnians slammed
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Wild video of ‘selfish’ Melburnians slammed

A British MP has been slammed as "dangerous", is under police investigation, and has been asked to resign after it emerged she made multiple long journeys on public transport, covering 1200kms in total, up and down the country either following a coronavirus test or confirmed as having the virus. Margaret Ferrier, an MP with the Scottish National Party (SNP), experienced what she described as "mild symptoms" that could have been COVID-19 last Saturday while she was at home in her electorate, just south of Glasgow. She went for a test but rather than isolating until the result came through, she then went shopping in her local neighbourhood – tweeting about the shops she went too. Ms Ferrier then took a more than five hour 650 km train trip on Monday to London because, she said, she wa...
Jammu and Kashmir LG advises ‘misguided youths’ to shun militancy, take up jobs | India News – Times of India
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Jammu and Kashmir LG advises ‘misguided youths’ to shun militancy, take up jobs | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday appealed to “misguided local youths” to shun the path of “militancy and extremism”, promising them that the government will take all possible steps to provide them jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities. He was speaking after launching the third phase of ‘Back to Village’ programme in Shopian, South Kashmir. Sinha said people of J&K, especially the youth, want to tread the path of progress and development and that the few of them who have joined “militant ranks” should return to mainstream for dignified livelihood. “People of J&K are peace-loving and believe in dignified life. Our youths now have understood the terrible effects of violence and that is why they are pursuing their career and cracking prestigious exams,” t...
Punjab farmers have fed country since the Green Revolution, now it must stand by us
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Punjab farmers have fed country since the Green Revolution, now it must stand by us

Written by Rakhi Jagga | October 3, 2020 4:45:37 am Darbara said he knows he is at risk amid the pandemic, but “still I am in fields. What for? Because of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as he has got three farm laws passed with which we don’t agree."A 94-year-old farmer leader cycles 5 km to reach the dharna spot, an 83-year-old says, ‘looking at our united struggle…I think, I will live more’ DARBARA SINGH (94) Member BKU (Dakonda) Darbara Singh is a resident of Mehal Kalan area of Barnala. He never went to school, and has six and a half acres of farm land which is being handled by his son and grandson. On Thursday morning, Darbara cycled 5 km to reach the to...
Ruthless Nadal charges into French Open last 16 | Tennis News – Times of India
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Ruthless Nadal charges into French Open last 16 | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Claycourt master Rafael Nadal powered his way into the fourth round of his beloved French Open with a merciless 6-1 6-4 6-0 demolition of Italian Stefano Travaglia on Friday. The second seed, looking to extend his record to 13 titles at Roland Garros and hoping to match Roger Federer's record of 20 men's Grand Slam singles titles, will next meet American Sebastian Korda. Nadal encountered little resistance on court Philippe Chatrier, hitting 28 winners and saying stars started to align in Paris. "The scoreline is because I did a lot of good things, I went to the net more often, I was more aggressive," the 34-year-old said. "I played my best match here at Roland Garros this year." Nadal started in dominant fashion, winning the first nine points. After 23 minutes, the first set was...
Alia Bhatt looks alluring in her latest post, urges fans to take that ‘step’; see photo – Times of India
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Alia Bhatt looks alluring in her latest post, urges fans to take that ‘step’; see photo – Times of India

Alia Bhatt is one of the leading actors in Bollywood who enjoys a huge number of fan following. No wonder her pictures and videos go viral in no time. Today the actress took to social media to share another alluring picture of herself as she captioned her post as, “tip toe if you want.. but take that step ⭐️” In the monochrome picture, Alia can be seen donning an off-shoulder crop-top paired with striped pants that perfectly compliments her high heels and loosely curled hairs as she poses on a staircase with an intense expression. See photo here: Meanwhile, recently, the actress has been snapped at her boyfriend, Ranbir Kapoor’s residence while sporting a casual look in a grey T-shirt and skinny pants. As recently, Ranbir turned a year older and celebrated his 38th birthday, Alia to...
World No. 239 Gaston downs former champion Wawrinka at Roland Garros | Tennis News – Times of India
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World No. 239 Gaston downs former champion Wawrinka at Roland Garros | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Wildcard Hugo Gaston took down former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 in a riveting contest on Friday to advance to the fourth round and keep the home country's hopes alive in the men's draw at this year's edition. Gaston, albeit at only 1.73 metres, is the last French man standing out of the 18 that started in the main draw at this year's tournament, wrapped up the contest with a bagel in the deciding set against the three-time Grand Slam champion. Flying the flag 🇫🇷Wildcard, Hugo Gaston becomes the first man ranked outside the Top 200 to reach R16 since 2002.… https://t.co/vSXVu7qX6P— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) 1601658616000The Swiss, whose only loss to a Frenchman in 10 previous matches at Roland Garros was against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2012, ran ...
Sheffield United sign Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster for club-record fee | Football News – Times of India
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Sheffield United sign Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster for club-record fee | Football News – Times of India

Sheffield United have signed Liverpool's highly-rated striker Rhian Brewster in a club-record deal with the 20-year-old penning a five-year contract, the Premier League outfit said on Friday. United did not disclose the transfer fee but British media said they paid 23.5 million pounds ($30.40 million) for the England Under-21 international, with Liverpool having a buy-back option for three years. United’s new No.24.⚡️ https://t.co/x1bXAwkbvL— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) 1601657185000"At the top of the pitch we have one of the country's hottest properties from Liverpool and for him to sign permanently here is fantastic for everyone concerned," Blades boss Chris Wilder said in a statement. "There has been a lot of interest in him over the summer, a lot of speculation about who we ...
Fears leaking dam could burst
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Fears leaking dam could burst

Dozens of homes south of Geelong have been evacuated over fears a 180 megalitre dam could burst. The Victorian SES has been working through the night at the Torquay facility, having been warned the dam was at risk of a “catastrophic failure” after the Pintail Drive unit started leaking.At least ten Country Fire Authorities crews are on Saturday morning attempting to reduce the water level by using a large pump.Dam engineers have warned there is potential for a catastrophic failure, prompting authorities to evacuate more than 100 local residents from about 40 houses out of the area.“Emergency Services are on scene at a private dam located near South Beach Road and Pintail Drive, Torquay,” Victoria SES said in an alert.“Leaks have been reported coming from the dam and relevant agencies ar...
Suspicious action of police dented your image, Uma Bharati tells Yogi Adityanath
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Suspicious action of police dented your image, Uma Bharati tells Yogi Adityanath

Written by Harikishan Sharma | New Delhi | October 3, 2020 4:15:56 am Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti requested Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to allow mediapersons and politicians to meet the victim's family.Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti on Friday questioned the “suspicious” action of police in Hathras, and said the incident had “dented” the image of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the UP government, and the BJP. Bharti told Adityanath she was not aware of any rule under which the Dalit family could be prevented from meeting anyone, and asked him to allow the media and members of other political parties to meet them. “We have recently laid the foundation s...
Hathras: 300 police personnel lock down grieving family, entire village
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Hathras: 300 police personnel lock down grieving family, entire village

Written by Somya Lakhani , Jignasa Sinha , Amil Bhatnagar | Hathras | Updated: October 3, 2020 4:36:05 am The village itself and the area around held at least 250 police personnel.More than 300 Uttar Pradesh Police personnel, 17 police vehicles, and five barricades. The village of the 19-year-old Dalit woman, who died on September 29 after she was brutally assaulted and allegedly gangraped, has been turned by the state government into a virtual fortress, to ensure no one gets in. In the village, the family of the 19-year-old told The Indian Express they had been shut inside their home for two days, and that the authorities might be mo...
10 years on, CWG mess: 50 payment cases,  Rs 40-cr aerostat idle
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10 years on, CWG mess: 50 payment cases, Rs 40-cr aerostat idle

Written by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | October 3, 2020 4:15:12 am On October 3, 2010, the 19th Commonwealth Games got off to a colourful start at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the National Capital.Fifty pending cases of payment disputes related to contracts. Nearly Rs 7 crore paid by the government to arbitrators. And a showpiece Rs 40-crore aerostat lying unused in New Delhi, despite a request from Sri Lanka. On October 3, 2010, the 19th Commonwealth Games got off to a colourful start at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the National Capital. But exactly 10 years later, the legal mess left behind by the scandal-ridden sporting event hasn’t been cleared...
As markets surge, govt flags concern: dodgy transactions may be slipping past
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As markets surge, govt flags concern: dodgy transactions may be slipping past

Written by Sandeep Singh | New Delhi | Updated: October 3, 2020 7:45:20 am The reporting of suspicious transactions leads agencies to investigate and identify potential tax evasion and money laundering.Amid a surge in investor inflows that have pushed stock market indices to new highs over the past six months, the Finance Ministry has flagged specific concerns over “low filing” and “poor quality” of Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) by brokers. The Financial Intelligence Unit-India (FIU-IND), the agency under the Department of Revenue that analyses information on suspect financial transactions, met with more than 20 leading stockbroking firms over ...
Mango Special to Banana Special: Kisan Rail gets on track
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Mango Special to Banana Special: Kisan Rail gets on track

Written by Avishek G Dastidar | New Delhi | Updated: October 3, 2020 7:39:09 am Fruits, vegetables being loaded in a Kisan Rail train. (Source: Railways)Mango special, Banana Special, Onion Special, Sapota Special. These are some of the routes of Kisan Rail — special seasonal trains identified by the government for farmers to send fresh fruits, vegetables and other perishable goods to buyers across India. Officials said the Rail and Agriculture ministries are working to institutionalise these “corridors”, or dedicated routes, to make them season-specific to a fruit or vegetable. The plans also include carrying fish and meat in refrigerated containers a...
In Punjab, tractor transforms from a plough-horse to symbol of farmers’ protest
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In Punjab, tractor transforms from a plough-horse to symbol of farmers’ protest

Written by Anju Agnihotri Chaba | Jalandhar | October 3, 2020 4:08:40 am Six members of Youth Congress Punjab were arrested earlier for setting the tractor ablaze at India Gate on Monday. (Express photo)Up in arms against Centre’s agri Acts, farmers have been driving their point home using their trusted farm workhorse – the tractor – in protests. The ubiquitous tractor has taken centre stage in these protests from Delhi to the streets of Punjab. Apart from various tractor marches against the Acts by farmers, tractors were recently set afire in Delhi and Punjab to show resentment against the farm laws. From state Congress chief Sunil Jakhar to SAD chief ...
In NCB shadow, Karan Johar says inspired by PM Modi for I-Day project
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In NCB shadow, Karan Johar says inspired by PM Modi for I-Day project

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: October 3, 2020 7:14:20 am Karan Johar's response came after an old video from a star-studded party at his residence resurfaced on social media. (Photo: Karan Johar/Instagram)Days after he denied links to two persons questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau in its ongoing probe of Bollywood stars — one of the two was later arrested — filmmaker Karan Johar announced in a tweet addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday that the “film fraternity” will come together to portray the “valour, values and the culture of India” for the 75th Independence anniversary celebrations. Johar called it “a fresh beginning of the...
Hathras rape case: Under fire, UP Govt suspends SP, orders narco test of accused, victim families
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Hathras rape case: Under fire, UP Govt suspends SP, orders narco test of accused, victim families

Written by Amil Bhatnagar , Asad Rehman | Hathras, Lucknow | October 3, 2020 4:00:05 am Police personnel deployed outside the victim’s village in Hathras on Friday. (Express photo: Amil Bhatnagar)Under fire for its handling of the murder and cremation of a 19-year-old Dalit teenager in Hathras, the Uttar Pradesh government Friday suspended three police officers, including Hathras Superintendent of Police Vikrant Vir. A government spokesperson said polygraph and narco tests would be conducted on the accused, the victim’s relatives and even police officers involved in the probe. This came a day after the Allahabad High Court took suo motu cogniza...
Payal Ghosh files petition seeking narcotics analysis, brain mapping and lie detector test of Anurag Kashyap – Times of India ►
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Payal Ghosh files petition seeking narcotics analysis, brain mapping and lie detector test of Anurag Kashyap – Times of India ►

Payal Ghosh who recently slammed Anurag Kashyap’s statement to the Mumbai police as a “lie”, now filed a petition to the Versova police seeking narcotics analysis, brain mapping, and lie detector test of the filmmaker in connection with the FIR filed by the actress against Anurag accusing him of wrongful restrain, wrongful confinement and outraging the modesty of a woman. Confirming the same, Ms. Ghosh’s lawyer shared the copy of the petition on Twitter and wrote, “Today I hv filed an application to d Police station on behalf of Payal Ghosh to conduct Narco Analysis, Lie Detector and Polygraph Test of Mr Kashyap to find out d truth, for the interest of Justices.” Today I hv filed an application to d Police station on behalf of Payal Ghosh to conduct Narco Analysis, Lie Detecto… https...
Killings on both sides: 12 since June in TMC vs BJP faceoff as Bengal poll season nears
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Killings on both sides: 12 since June in TMC vs BJP faceoff as Bengal poll season nears

Written by Ravik Bhattacharya , Joy Prakash Das | Hoogly, Paschim Medinipur, South 24 Parganas | Updated: October 3, 2020 7:22:05 am The families of Paban Jana, son of a BJP worker in Paschim Medinipur who was killed in June (left), and TMC worker Israel Khan who was killed in Hooghly in August. (Photo by Partha Paul )About eight months from Assembly elections, there is an eruption of grassroots political violence in West Bengal. Since the beginning of the phased ‘Unlock’ on June 1, at least 12 political workers — six from the BJP, five from Trinamool, and one from the Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) — have been killed, and an MLA and three worke...
Gujarat govt plans to focus on sloth bear corridor for conservation, tourism purposes
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Gujarat govt plans to focus on sloth bear corridor for conservation, tourism purposes

Written by Parimal A Dabhi | Gandhinagar | October 3, 2020 3:21:31 am A sloth bear at Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary. The Gujarat government plans to focus on “sloth bear corridor” covering the stretch between Banaskantha district in the north, where the density of the animal is the highest, and Narmada in Centre-South of the state, aiming at its conservation and potential for tourism. A video to create awareness on the behaviour and habitat of the beast has been created by the Gujarat forest department, signing off with a message by Amitabh Bachchan. This, along with a booklet creating awareness on the animal were tabled at the meeting of the Gujarat Sta...