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Day: October 3, 2020

Eels star’s season on the line after copping crusher tackle charge
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Eels star’s season on the line after copping crusher tackle charge

Eels enforcer Marata Nikukore could miss the remainder of Parramatta’s season after he was charged for his nasty crusher tackle on Storm forward Tino Faasuamaleaui. The incident in the 27th minute of the Storm’s 36-24 win over the Eels could see Niukore rubbed out for the remainder of the season.The charge carries a base penalty of 200 points (a two week suspension), but with a similar offence in the last two years (50% loading), Niukore has an additional 45 points to be carried over.Watch the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals on Kayo. Every game before the Grand Final Live & On-Demand with no-ad breaks during play. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >Niukore's nasty crusherNRL: Marata Niukore could be facing a nervous wait with the judiciar...
Helplines, WhatsApp groups: DU gears up for online admissions
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Helplines, WhatsApp groups: DU gears up for online admissions

Written by Aranya Shankar , Sukrita Baruah | New Delhi | October 4, 2020 5:15:26 am Principals said issues likely to crop up include lack of connectivity, choosing electives, among othersWith just about a week to go for undergraduate admissions, Delhi University (DU) colleges are gearing up for their first ever online admission process. From creating WhatsApp groups of teachers to forming committees and making notes of potential problem areas, several steps are being taken to ensure the process goes smoothly.DU is set to release its first cut- off list on October 12. Hansraj College Principal Rama said that while it had not yet decided if teach...
Students expected to pay Board fee, schools step in by crowdfunding, paying from pocket
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Students expected to pay Board fee, schools step in by crowdfunding, paying from pocket

Written by Sukrita Baruah | New Delhi | Updated: October 4, 2020 9:51:24 am Delhi government has cited a fund crunch for not paying the exam fee this yearFinding donors, crowdsourcing, teachers paying themselves — various Delhi government school stakeholders are trying to find ways to help the most economically strained students pay their hefty CBSE exam fees before October 15, the final date for schools to send the list of candidates for the board exams. CBSE exam fees for Class X and XII students were drastically increased last year. The Delhi government had stepped in then, announcing it would pay the complete exam fees for students of government sc...
Snatchers on bike target Delhi government employee
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Snatchers on bike target Delhi government employee

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | October 4, 2020 5:02:58 am CCTV grab of the incidentThree bikers allegedly snatched the gold chain of a 51-year-old Delhi government employee in Prashant Vihar area. The incident took place on Thursday evening around 5 pm when the complainant was feeding a cow before going to a temple. The entire incident was captured on a CCTV camera. An FIR has been registered, but no arrest has been made yet. Police said the man, Shyam Chhabra, was going to the temple when the incident took place. “We have registered a case under relevant sections and investigation has been initiated,” said DCP (Rohini) P K Mishra. In a video o...
4 Kashmiri youths held for ‘terror strike plan’ in Delhi
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4 Kashmiri youths held for ‘terror strike plan’ in Delhi

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 4, 2020 10:58:38 am The Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested four Kashmiri youths for allegedly planning terror strikes in the national capital.(Representational Image)The Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested four Kashmiri youths for allegedly planning terror strikes in the national capital. DCP (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwah said the accused have been identified as Altaf Ahmad Dar (25), a resident of Pulwama; Mushtaq Ahmad Gani (27); Ishfaq Majeed Koka (28); and Aqib Safi (22), all residents of Shopian. “A team led by Inspectors Sunil Rajain and Ravinder Joshi nabbed the accused from Ce...
UP’s new information dept chief was crisis manager to two former CMs
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UP’s new information dept chief was crisis manager to two former CMs

Written by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Updated: October 4, 2020 4:42:23 am Navneet Sehgal is a 1988-batch IAS officer Navneet Sehgal, the 1988-batch IAS officer given additional charge of the state Information Department as Additional Chief Secretary in the latest bureaucratic reshuffle in the state this week, is no stranger to being close to power and serving on relative sidelines under a new government. Apparently brought in by the state government, which is facing fire over the Hathras death and alleged gangrape case, to firefight the crisis, Sehgal played similar roles under two previous governments. Known for his “network” in bureaucratic circles,...
Delhi: Man kills girlfriend, stuffs body in box bed
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Delhi: Man kills girlfriend, stuffs body in box bed

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 4, 2020 10:47:02 am A 28-year-old man was arrested from Assam for allegedly smothering his girlfriend to death as he suspected she was in a relationship with another person. A 28-year-old man was arrested from Assam for allegedly smothering his girlfriend to death as he suspected she was in a relationship with another person. Police said the accused has been identified as Satish Kumar, a resident of Qutub Vihar. “Kumar and Dishu Kumari used to work in the same BPO in Gurgaon. On September 2, police received information of a foul smell coming from of a locked room in Chhawla and found the body of ...
Priyanka Gandhi comes to rescue of party worker during police ‘action’ at DND | India News – Times of India
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Priyanka Gandhi comes to rescue of party worker during police ‘action’ at DND | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra came to rescue of a party worker on Saturday during attempts by Noida police to disperse people who had gathered at DND flyway ahead of the visit of Congress leaders to Hathras to meet the family of the victim who was tortured and allegedly gangraped and died at a Delhi hospital. The police had put up barricades at DND and Congress workers alleged that Noida Police resorted to "lathicharge". "The Police resorted to lathicharge and our leader Kamal Kishore suffered injuries on his head. Priyanka Gandhi came to his rescue and she too struggled in the crowd. I too was beaten," a party worker told ANI. Scuffle broke out between police and Congress workers at Delhi-Noida flyway earlier today. Congress leader Priyanka… https://t.co/uTzGjhgIWw— ...
Prasoon Joshi breaks silence on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death: Suicide is a disease, coming from the fact that something is not right – Times of India
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Prasoon Joshi breaks silence on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death: Suicide is a disease, coming from the fact that something is not right – Times of India

Prasoon Joshi spoke at length about Sushant Singh Rajpuit’s untimely demise and expressed that suicide should be taken seriously by any industry. In an interview with Times Now, the lyricist and screenwriter shared, “Suicide is a much bigger concern for me than a murder, because in murder you have a culprit. Suicide is a disease, it is coming out of the fact that something is not right, people are insecure, are not able to cope. It is not a small thing, it is kind of a diagnosis of a disease. It has to be taken seriously by an industry. It is not only about producing a few hit films, life is bigger than films. Out industry has a lot of senstitive people, the need is to make them all join hands constructively.” Listen in: Prasoon Joshi breaks opens up on SSR’s death. We must talk about ...
VHP meet in November to discuss campaign for Ram temple donations
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VHP meet in November to discuss campaign for Ram temple donations

Written by Avaneesh Mishra | Lucknow | October 4, 2020 4:25:29 am Champat Rai said that of the 300 saints who would take part in the meet, some had attended the ground breaking ceremony on August 5. With the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya expected to start from October 15, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will, in its annual meeting in Delhi next month, discuss its door-to-door campaign to reach out to 11 crore Hindu families from January 15 for donations for the temple. In the meeting, VHP’s Kendriya Margdarshak Mandal, comprising more than 300 saints, will also discuss other topics such as ‘love jihad’ and women safety. “We have already planne...
Being forced to name Ranbir, Rampal, Morea: accused in NCB probe
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Being forced to name Ranbir, Rampal, Morea: accused in NCB probe

Written by Mohamed Thaver , Sadaf Modak | Mumbai | Updated: October 4, 2020 6:57:21 am A former executive producer of Dharmatic Entertainment told a court on Saturday that he was forced by officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau to falsely implicate actors Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Dino Morea.A FORMER executive producer of Dharmatic Entertainment, a sister concern of Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions who was arrested last week, told a court on Saturday that he was forced by officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to falsely implicate actors Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Dino Morea. Kshitij Prasad had earlier said the NCB had f...
BJP torturing Dalits, running a dictatorship, says Mamata
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BJP torturing Dalits, running a dictatorship, says Mamata

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | October 4, 2020 3:50:13 am CM Mamata Banerjee leads a rally in Kolkata. (Photo by Partha Paul)West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh of being dictatorial and “torturing Dalits, minority communities and farmers”. At a protest rally here against the Hathras murder and alleged gangrape, Banerjee said the BJP was a “pandemic” that was torturing Dalits the most. The TMC chief said she would stand by Dalits till the end, and added that her caste is “humanity”. She also claimed that she does not believe in discrimination on the basis of caste and relig...
Assembly polls: Mamata to visit Jhargram, Paschim Medinipur on October 6 & 7
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Assembly polls: Mamata to visit Jhargram, Paschim Medinipur on October 6 & 7

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: October 4, 2020 1:33:40 pm West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (File)Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit Jhargram and Paschim Medinipur districts on October 6 and 7, according to state administration officials. It will be Banerjee’s first visit to the district since the Trinamool Congress (TMC) lost all four Lok Sabha seats in the Jangalmahal region — which consists of these two districts, Bankura, Purulia, and Birbhum — in 2019. “Probably this will be Mamata Banerjee’s last tour to these districts as Chief Minister before next year’s Assembly elections,” said a senior administration official...
BJP IT head tweets her video; illegal if she’s rape victim, says NCW chief
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BJP IT head tweets her video; illegal if she’s rape victim, says NCW chief

Written by Esha Roy , Avaneesh Mishra | Lucknow, New Delhi | Updated: October 4, 2020 7:21:09 am Till late Saturday night, the video was still up on Amit Malviya's Twitter account. (File photo)THE National Commission for Women (NCW) has said it would look into the tweet by BJP IT head Amit Malviya sharing a video of the 19-year-old Hathras Dalit woman who died after she was brutally assaulted and allegedly gangraped. Asked about the tweet, NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma told The Sunday Express: “If she is a rape victim, then the incident of tweeting the video is really very unfortunate and is also absolutely illegal.” Under Indian Penal Code pro...
Mobilise against BJP before Durga Puja, TMC tells district leaders
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Mobilise against BJP before Durga Puja, TMC tells district leaders

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: October 4, 2020 1:30:46 pm Trinamool leaders Partha Chatterjee and Abhishek Banerjee took part in an online meeting on Friday.THE TRINAMOOL Congress (TMC) has decided to hit the streets this month ahead of Durga Puja in protest against the BJP and its government at the Centre In an online meeting with district presidents and MLAs on Friday, state president Subrata Bakshi, secretary-general Partha Chatterjee and Trinamool Youth Congress president and MP Abhishek Banerjee said party workers’ meetings in each of the 294 Assembly constituencies must be held by October 12. “We were told to immediately resolve our inner pro...
Damage control in Hathras: UP Govt seeks CBI probe, lifts village lockdown
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Damage control in Hathras: UP Govt seeks CBI probe, lifts village lockdown

Written by Jignasa Sinha , Amil Bhatnagar | Hathras | Updated: October 4, 2020 7:20:49 am Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tries to stop Uttar Pradesh Police personnel from lathi-charging her party workers at the Delhi-Noida border on Saturday. (PTI)THE Uttar Pradesh government Saturday recommended a CBI investigation into the entire chain of events in the Hathras assault and alleged gangrape case, including her hurried cremation without the family’s presence. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced the CBI probe after going through a report submitted by Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Awanish Kumar Awasthi and Director General of Poli...
Trinamool once questioned a rape victim’s character: BJP
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Trinamool once questioned a rape victim’s character: BJP

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: October 4, 2020 6:55:57 am Ghosh also referred to the Park Street gangrape case and said that character of the victim was questioned. (File)ON A day Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hit the streets of Kolkata in protest against the Hathras murder and alleged gangrape, Bengal BJP leaders on Saturday accused her and her party Trinamool Congress of not caring about rape cases in West Bengal. State BJP president and Medinipur MP Dilip Ghosh said that the Uttar Pradesh Government suspended officials, but in Bengal, TMC had questioned the character of a rape victim. “There (in UP) Superintendent of Police, Distric...
PM opens Atal tunnel, says delayed border projects on fast track
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PM opens Atal tunnel, says delayed border projects on fast track

By: Express News Service | Shimla | October 4, 2020 3:25:16 am PM Narendra Modi with (from left) Lt Gen Harpal Singh, BRO DG, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur at the inauguration of the tunnel, Saturday. (PTI)FOR long, the country’s security was “compromised,” border infrastructure projects delayed and demands by security forces for modern gear and equipment ignored, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday as he inaugurated the 9.2-km-long Atal tunnel at Rohtang. Without naming any person or party, he said demands for modern fighter aircraft, ammunition, modern rifles, bulletproof jackets, extreme cold weather gear were shelved...
Bengal: Record Covid cases added for second straight day
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Bengal: Record Covid cases added for second straight day

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: October 4, 2020 1:37:42 pm According to the Department of Health, 2,433 patients are still in government quarantine while 79,609 people remain in home quarantine. (Representational)West Bengal on Saturday recorded a record rise in cases for the second straight day as 3,340 infections pushed up the case count to 2,66,974. This record increase in infections came on a day Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the Centre of failing to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. At a rally in Kolkata, Banerjee said it seemed that community spread of the disease had started as people had contracted the infection despite staying indoors ...
Anubhav Sinha tweets in support of Mumbai police, as AIIMS report rules out murder in Sushant Singh Rajput case – Times of India
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Anubhav Sinha tweets in support of Mumbai police, as AIIMS report rules out murder in Sushant Singh Rajput case – Times of India

Anubhav Sinha has posted in support of the Mumbai police, indirectly hinting at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) statement wherein they ruled out ‘murder’ in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. “What took ‘others’ 3.5 months to establish was established by the @MumbaiPolice in 3.5 days. Metaphorically speaking. Ok?” posted the filmmaker. What took ‘others’ 3.5 months to establish was established by the @MumbaiPolice in 3.5 days. Metaphorically speaking. Ok?— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) 1601723015000 Earlier today, Dr Sudhir Gupta, Chairman of AIIMS Forensic Medical Board had told ANI, “We have concluded our conclusive report. It is a case of hanging and death by suicide. There were no injuries over the body other than hanging. There were no marks of strugg...