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Bid to create unrest in Junglemahal: Mamata Banerjee
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Bid to create unrest in Junglemahal: Mamata Banerjee

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: October 8, 2020 2:21:54 pm Without taking any name, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused the BJP of spreading unrest in the Junglemahal area — comprising Purulia, Bankura and Paschim Medinipur — with the help of money power.(File)Without taking any name, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused the BJP of spreading unrest in the Junglemahal area — comprising Purulia, Bankura and Paschim Medinipur — with the help of money power. Speaking at an administrative meeting in Jhargram, Banerjee said, “Some people are distributing money to create an unrest here. We brought peace in this areas at cost ...
Dons’ darkest day about to get even worse
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Dons’ darkest day about to get even worse

Brace yourselves, Essendon fans. The exodus isn’t over yet. After rebounding defender Adam Saad revealed he wants to join Carlton in 2021 and key forward Joe Daniher told the Bombers he’s seeking a contract with Brisbane, Orazio Fantasia may be next to join the exit queue.Club champion Matthew Lloyd said the news of Saad and Daniher made for one of the “saddest days” he has ever seen at Essendon, but the tears will keep coming if Fantasia quits too.Watch the 2020 Toyota AFL Finals Series on Kayo with every game before the Grand Final Live & On-Demand. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >The goalsneak, who only played five games in 2020 because of injury, reportedly wants to return home to South Australia next season and play for one of the Ade...
“Never argue with someone carrying a gun”
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“Never argue with someone carrying a gun”

When it comes to immersing himself in different cultures, Body Hack host Todd Sampson has no limits. I got my first passport… At 17 (my Canadian one). I got my Australian passport at 30. My first holiday memory is… When I was a kid we couldn’t afford to have holidays as Mum and Dad worked year-round. My first memory of an actual “holiday” was at university. I went to Mexico City for a week and got robbed at gunpoint just outside a bank. I’ve been to… 39 countries. I’ve travelled to 19 in the past four years filming Body Hack. My favourite place in Australia is… Ningaloo Reef, WA. I’ll never forget swimming with the whale sharks with my young girls. The place I’d love to visit in Australia is… The Simpson Desert. It’s one of the harshest places on earth, with most of it uninhabited...
Opening in Delhi: Cinemas from October 15, all weekly markets
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Opening in Delhi: Cinemas from October 15, all weekly markets

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | October 8, 2020 4:32:41 am Cinemas, theatres and multiplexes will open with 50 % seating capacity as per Unlock 5.0 guidelinesCinema halls across Delhi, except those falling in containment zones, have been allowed to open from October 15, according to an order issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Wednesday. The DDMA order also approved the opening of all weekly markets with immediate effect. So far, only two weekly markets could open in each zone in all the three municipal corporation areas. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet that the move to allow all weekly markets to function will come as...
If you keep going out, what option is left to us: Ravichandran Ashwin
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If you keep going out, what option is left to us: Ravichandran Ashwin

By: Express News Service | October 8, 2020 4:29:04 am Ashwin does not run out Aaron Finch during Monday's IPL match (Twitter/IPL)“Ricky Ponting said that he wanted to stand up and tell me to run out Aaron Finch,” R Ashwin has revealed in his YouTube channel Ashwin. “Last night, during dinner, even Ponting said, ‘how far he (Finch) went out! I was about to stand and tell you to run him out,’” Ashwin said in a chat. He also said that going into the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai, he sensed an opportunity to run out the non-striker might arise due to the big dimensions of the ground. On Monday, during Delhi Capitals’ game against RCB, Ashwin didn’t...
Officers of under secretary rank and above to attend office on all working days: Centre | India News – Times of India
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Officers of under secretary rank and above to attend office on all working days: Centre | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: All officers of the rank of under secretary and above will be attending offices on all working days, the personnel ministry said on Wednesday in its latest guidelines for central government employees. Earlier, the officers of the level of Deputy Secretary and above were asked to attend the offices on all working days. For government servants below the level of Under Secretary, at least 50 per cent attendance is to be ensured, it said. “The Heads of Department may mandate attendance of more than 50 per cent, if required in public interest, while strictly ensuring that social distancing is maintained under all circumstances,” the guidelines said. The government servants at the level of Under Secretary and above have to attend offices on all working days, the ministry said in it...
Delhi: Heading to airport, 2 men killed as container falls on their car, crushes them
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Delhi: Heading to airport, 2 men killed as container falls on their car, crushes them

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 8, 2020 7:18:21 am The accident took place under the Lajpat Nagar flyover around 3:45 am on Wednesday. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)A container atop a truck toppled and fell on a car driving alongside it, crushing the Honda City and killing the two men inside, in Lajpat Nagar early Wednesday morning. It took officials over an hour to remove the heavy container from the car. Both men were dead by the time they were taken out. The driver of the truck has been arrested. The victims, Ankit Malhotra and Ranjan Kalra, both aged 35, worked at an event management company in Delhi and were on their way to the air...
Delhi: For restaurants, end to licence hassle, OK to run round the clock
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Delhi: For restaurants, end to licence hassle, OK to run round the clock

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 8, 2020 7:21:43 am Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia at the meet with the restaurants body. (ANI)Restaurants in the city will be allowed to operate at all hours of the day, the Delhi government announced on Wednesday. The decision is a step towards fulfilling the promise of 24×7 operational markets, made in the Aam Aadmi Party manifesto earlier this year. At present, restaurants are allowed to operate between 7 am and 11 pm, without additional permissions. Those with licence to serve liquor can operate till 1 am. The government has also decided to do away with the requirement of multiple licences, some of whic...
FIFA president praises Qatar’s World Cup preparations | Football News – Times of India
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FIFA president praises Qatar’s World Cup preparations | Football News – Times of India

DOHA: FIFA president Gianni Infantino described preparations for the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar as "impressive" during a whistle-stop tour of the country this week. Infantino met with tournament organisers and took part in a seven-a-side match at Al Bayt Stadium, a 60,000-capacity venue designed to resemble a traditional Arab tent. “It's an absolute pleasure to play football at this amazing stadium, where we will kick off the greatest FIFA… https://t.co/ldcqyRu6DL— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) 1602082976000The striking arena will be inaugurated in the coming months and has been confirmed as the venue for the opening game of the tournament. "It is an absolute pleasure to play football at this amazing stadium, where on 21 November 2022 we will kick off the greatest FIFA World Cup ever," said...
China one removed, MoD drops all reports since 2017
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China one removed, MoD drops all reports since 2017

Written by Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | October 8, 2020 4:16:40 am After taking down a monthly report which spoke of “unilateral aggression” by China in Ladakh, the Ministry of Defence has removed from its website all monthly reports since 2017. (File photo)After taking down a monthly report which spoke of “unilateral aggression” by China in Ladakh, the Ministry of Defence has removed from its website all monthly reports since 2017. These include those relating to the period of the Doklam crisis in 2017 which hadn’t mentioned the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops. The Ministry of Defence did not respond to queries from The Indian Express on the...
IPL 2020: Yuvraj, Stokes engage in funny banter during KKR-CSK clash | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2020: Yuvraj, Stokes engage in funny banter during KKR-CSK clash | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes and former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday indulged in funny banter after Sunil Narine was placed ahead of Eoin Morgan in an IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Rahul Tripathi opened the batting for KKR along with Shubman Gill on Wednesday. Narine who usually opens for KKR as a pinch hitter came at number four when KKR lost the second wicket in the ninth over. Stokes was clearly not pleased with Narine coming at number four ahead of Morgan. Narine before Morgan???— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) 1602082207000Yuvraj teased Stokes and said that sometimes it's better to let bowlers come before a proper batsman to slog. "Yeah it's like Yuvraj before Stokes. Sometimes u got let the all-rounders ...
Bombay High Court grants bail to Rhea Chakraborty, says not part of drug syndicate
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Bombay High Court grants bail to Rhea Chakraborty, says not part of drug syndicate

Written by Omkar Gokhale | Mumbai | Updated: October 8, 2020 8:08:46 am The Bombay High Court Wednesday granted bail to actor Rhea Chakraborty “with stringent conditions”, nearly a month after she was arrested in a drugs case arising from Rajput's suicide on June 14. (File photo)REJECTING ALL arguments of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) point by point, including the key allegations that she was part of a “drug syndicate” and was “harbouring” actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the Bombay High Court Wednesday granted bail to actor Rhea Chakraborty “with stringent conditions”, nearly a month after she was arrested in a drugs case arising from Rajput’s suicide...
Journalist, three others held on way to Hathras booked under terror law
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Journalist, three others held on way to Hathras booked under terror law

Written by Amil Bhatnagar | New Delhi | Updated: October 8, 2020 7:21:10 am Siddique Kappan (with cap), secretary of the Kerala Union of Working Journalists, and three others who were held with him were produced before a court in Mathura on Wednesday. (PTI)A 41-YEAR-OLD Delhi-based journalist and three others, who were detained by UP Police Monday afternoon from a toll plaza in Mathura, were on Wednesday booked under UAPA, the stringent anti-terror law. According to the FIR filed in Maant police station, the journalist Siddique Kappan, Campus Front of India (CFI) office-bearers Atiq-ur-Rahman and Masood Ahmed, and a man identified as Alam, have been b...
On shaheen bagh protest: Can express dissent in designated places alone, rules apex court
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On shaheen bagh protest: Can express dissent in designated places alone, rules apex court

Written by Ananthakrishnan G | New Delhi | Updated: October 8, 2020 3:52:23 am At the Shaheen Bagh protest site, Wednesday. (Express photo by Tashi Tobgyal)Disapproving of the manner in which a sit-in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act was organised in the Shaheen Bagh area of Delhi from December 2019 to March 2020, the Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that public protests must be “in designated areas alone” and “public ways and public spaces cannot be occupied… and that too indefinitely”. The bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Aniruddha Bose and Krishna Murari, ruling on a petition for removal of protesters whose actions had led to traffi...
Tsitsipas reaches French Open semis with Rublev win | Tennis News – Times of India
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Tsitsipas reaches French Open semis with Rublev win | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the second Grand Slam semi-final of his career on Wednesday, raising his game after a slow start to defeat Russian Andrey Rublev 7-5 6-2 6-3 at the French Open. Before the quarter-final on Court Philippe Chatrier, the 13th-seeded Rublev had won both previous tour-level meetings against fellow 22-year-old Tsitsipas with their last encounter less than two weeks ago in the final in Hamburg. Made for the stage 😁#RolandGarros https://t.co/1kmie9qXBl— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) 1602088698000The Russian looked set to keep his record intact as he served for the first set at 5-4 but Tsitsipas, who also reached the semi-finals at last year's Australian Open, fought back to level the set and then broke Rublev's serve to take the opener. From 3-...
New labour laws: Maharashtra govt to consult unions, trade outfits on implementation
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New labour laws: Maharashtra govt to consult unions, trade outfits on implementation

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | October 8, 2020 3:33:13 am At the state Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, state Labour Secretary Vinita Singhal gave a detailed presentation regarding the four codes. (Representational)The Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to hold consultations with labour and trade unions in the state regarding the implementation of the four labour codes passed by Narendra Modi government. At the state Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, state Labour Secretary Vinita Singhal gave a detailed presentation regarding the four codes. During the discussion that followed, some ministers argued that several trade and labour unions had spoken out agains...
Two months after Sachin Pilot camp alleged phone tapping, FIR against aide, journalist for ‘fake news’
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Two months after Sachin Pilot camp alleged phone tapping, FIR against aide, journalist for ‘fake news’

Written by Hamza Khan | Jaipur | Updated: October 8, 2020 7:40:14 am Sources close to Pilot termed the FIR “odd”, asking why it was being lodged two months on. Gehlot holds the Home portfolio in the state. (Express file photo by Rohit Jain Paras)LESS than two months after Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot called a truce after a public and bitter tussle, the state police has filed an FIR against Pilot’s media manager Lokendra Singh and Aaj Tak’s Jaipur-based Editor Sharat Kumar, accusing them of spreading “misleading and fake news” regarding tapping of phones of MLAs sequestered by the CM at a hotel in Jaisalmer. In...
Ex-CBI chief Ashwani Kumar found dead in Shimla home
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Ex-CBI chief Ashwani Kumar found dead in Shimla home

By: Express News Service | Shimla | October 8, 2020 3:10:37 am Former Nagaland Governor and Director of CBI Ashwani Kumar was found hanging in his home in Shimla on Wednesday evening, police said.Former Nagaland Governor and Director of CBI Ashwani Kumar was found hanging in his home in Shimla on Wednesday evening, police said. Kumar’s body was found by his son and daughter-in-law around 7.10 pm, Himachal Pradesh DGP Sanjay Kundu said. A suicide note has been found, and the family does not suspect any foul play, the DGP said. “We found a lucid suicide note from the spot in which Kumar wrote that he is ending his life due to disease and disability,” Kundu told repo...
IOC expects international fans at Tokyo Games: Bach | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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IOC expects international fans at Tokyo Games: Bach | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

BERLIN: Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics are expecting to welcome international spectators at next year's Olympics despite the COVID-19 pandemic, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday. "We are working on the basis of course there will be international spectators (in Tokyo)," Bach told a conference call at the end of an executive board meeting. "What we do not know is if we can fill stadia to full capacity or if other measures would have to be applied." He said the start of some Japanese sports leagues had been good. In March, the Japanese government and the IOC postponed the Games until 2021 because of the pandemic. "We saw very encouraging start in some of the leagues in Japan in the past couple of weeks with a good number of spectators," Bach said. "W...