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‘Vandalism’ of temple during Delhi riots: Man gets bail
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‘Vandalism’ of temple during Delhi riots: Man gets bail

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | October 15, 2020 5:09:12 am After the riots. ArchiveA Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to a man in a case related to alleged vandalism of a temple during the Northeast Delhi riots in February, saying that besides his disclosure statement, prima facie there was nothing on record to connect him with the commission of the crime. Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav granted bail to Gulfam on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 20,000 with one surety of like amount in the case of alleged vandalism of Shiv Temple at Moonga Nagar in Dayalpur area by a riotous mob on February 25. The court said he was arrested in the case ...
Who will be king of the mountain? Ultimate Bathurst 1000 guide
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Who will be king of the mountain? Ultimate Bathurst 1000 guide

The biggest race of the Supercars calendar is upon us and this year it is doubling as a blockbuster season-finale of a COVID-hit campaign.The championship has already been decided after DJR/Team Penske star Scott McLaughlin sealed a title three-peat in the last race at The Bend in South Australia.Kayo is your ticket to the best sport streaming Live & On-Demand. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >But, for many, a Bathurst crown remains an equal – if not greater prize – and it’s all on the line at Mount Panorama.Here’s everything you need to know about this year‘s Great Race.BATHURST 1000Mount PanoramaOctober 15-18SCHEDULETHURSDAY Practice 1 (All drivers) – 9.30am-10.30amPractice 2 (Co-drivers only) – 12.45pm-1.45pmPractice 3 (All drivers) – 4p...
DD vs RR: Delhi Capitals’ brilliant death bowling trumps Rajasthan Royals | Cricket News – Times of India
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DD vs RR: Delhi Capitals’ brilliant death bowling trumps Rajasthan Royals | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Flavour of the season Rahul Tewatia didn't prove to be third time lucky in what turned out to be an incredible death overs performance by the Delhi Capitals pace attack in their 13-run victory in an IPL game on Wednesday. BLOG | SCORECARD | POINTS TABLE | FIXTURESAnrich Nortje (2/33) was breathtakingly fast bowling in the mid 150 kmph with toe-crushing yorkers while Kagiso Rabada's (1/28) international experience proved to be pure gold dust leaving rookie Tushar Deshpande (2/37) to defend 21 runs in his debut IPL game, which he did with elan. The result was Rajasthan Royals finishing on 148 for 8 chasing Delhi Capitals' par score of 161 for 7 as Tewatia couldn't hit the troika of Rabada, Nortje and Deshpande at all. A brilliant win here for the @DelhiCapitals as they beat #RR by ...
Man killed by group of 15 in Gurgaon ‘road rage’
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Man killed by group of 15 in Gurgaon ‘road rage’

By: Express News Service | Updated: October 15, 2020 8:49:48 am In the minutes that followed, the men allegedly beat up Singh, fleeing only when commuters in the area began to gather. Although Singh was immediately rushed to Medeor Hospital, he was later transferred to Fortis Hospital in Gurgaon, where he succumbed to his injuries on Monday night. A 50-year-old engineer was killed in an incident of alleged road rage when a man, who claimed the victim had hit his scooter with his car, called “around 15 men” and beat him up on Sunday night, with the victim succumbing to his injuries on Monday. According to police, the deceased, Netrapal Singh, was a res...
Calling scene of crime ‘horrific’, HC denies man bail in Delhi riots case
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Calling scene of crime ‘horrific’, HC denies man bail in Delhi riots case

Written by Sofi Ahsan | New Delhi | Updated: October 15, 2020 9:03:44 am A scene of riots in Delhi in February this year.(Express Archive)OBSERVING THAT the violence at the scene of crime was “really horrific” and loss of an innocent life as well as damage to the property of general public was enormous, the Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed the bail plea of an accused in a murder case connected to the Delhi riots. “It is prima facie clear the applicant was part of unlawful assembly responsible for putting on fire the godown in which deceased Dilbar Negi was there and after that he was found dead (burnt alive). The accused were involved i...
Farm leaders walk out of meeting with Agri Secy, want minister present
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Farm leaders walk out of meeting with Agri Secy, want minister present

Written by Harikishan Sharma | New Delhi | October 15, 2020 4:50:08 am Farmers protest outside Krishi Bhawan in New Delhi on Wednesday. Prem Nath PandeyTalks between the government and representatives of farmer unions from Punjab ended on a stormy note as members of the delegation walked out of a meeting with Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal, demanding the presence of the Minister and accusing the Centre of adopting “double standards”. The meeting at Krishi Bhawan, which houses the Agriculture Ministry, went on for barely an hour and came to a sudden end as the farmer leaders walked out of the meeting. Representatives of 29 farm unions from Punjab —...
Farooq, Omar call on Mehbooba; Gupkar signatories to meet today
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Farooq, Omar call on Mehbooba; Gupkar signatories to meet today

Written by Bashaarat Masood | Srinagar | Updated: October 15, 2020 7:00:44 am National Conference leaders Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah met PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti at her residence in Srinagar on Wednesday. @OmarAbdullah TwitterThe day after PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti was released from detention, National Conference leaders Farooq and Omar Abdullah visited the former Chief Minister to invite her to a meeting of the signatories to the Gupkar declaration at the senior Abdullah’s residence on Thursday afternoon. “My father and I called on Mehbooba Mufti sahiba this afternoon to enquire about her well being after her release from detention. She has kin...
Rs 157 crore from Central staff salaries for PM Cares; over 93% from Railways
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Rs 157 crore from Central staff salaries for PM Cares; over 93% from Railways

Written by Shyamlal Yadav | New Delhi | Updated: October 15, 2020 10:11:41 am The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund was set up in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: pmcares.gov.in)From the largest government employer Railways to the Department of Space, 50 departments under the Centre have contributed Rs 157.23 crore from staff salaries to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) fund, RTI records accessed by The Indian Express show. Topping the list with Rs 146.72 crore, the Railways said in its RTI response that the amount “has been contributed to P...
Coaching centres with over 20 students to be made accountable: Govt
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Coaching centres with over 20 students to be made accountable: Govt

Written by Sukrita Baruah | New Delhi | Updated: October 15, 2020 9:21:12 am All coaching centres with over 20 students need to register themselves on the education department’s website and provide necessary information before November 14. ArchiveThe Delhi government is trying to take its first steps towards bringing the city’s sprawling private coaching and tuitions sector under regulations, to be drawn by its education department. The capital is home to several coaching centre hubs for entry to civil services, chartered accountancy (CA), company secretary (CS), banking services, engineering and medical courses, and various government jobs, with Mukhe...
Not in support of media trial: Union govt to Bombay HC | India News – Times of India
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Not in support of media trial: Union govt to Bombay HC | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Union government told the Bombay high court on Wednesday that it did not support media trials, but statutory and self-regulatory guidelines for the print as well as electronic media already exist. It also said that the Supreme Court had accepted the role of the National Broadcasters Association, a private body, as a regulatory authority for TV news channels, and the SC has also held that the media freedom should not be interfered with. The HC had asked earlier if there is any statutory mechanism to regulate the content broadcast by electronic media. A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni was hearing a bunch of PILs seeking that the media, particularly news channels, be directed to be restrained in their reportage on the death of actor Sushant Singh ...
Only 22% NRIs to vote Trump, support for Modi cuts across divide: US survey
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Only 22% NRIs to vote Trump, support for Modi cuts across divide: US survey

Written by Karishma Mehrotra | San Francisco | Updated: October 15, 2020 11:24:53 am At the ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Texas in Sept 2019. (Source: Narendra Modi Twitter)Days ahead of the November 3 US election, a survey has found that while almost half of Indian Americans approve of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s performance, they remain steadfastly Democratic despite the apparent courtship between Modi and US President Donald Trump — 68 per cent plan to vote for Joe Biden and 22 per cent for Trump. The survey, by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Pennsylvania, and released on Wednesday, how...
Bihar Assembly Elections 2020: Target 5 lakh kits, women lead Patna’s Covid race for polls
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Bihar Assembly Elections 2020: Target 5 lakh kits, women lead Patna’s Covid race for polls

Written by Dipankar Ghose | Patna | Updated: October 15, 2020 7:21:12 am Women volunteers prepare Covid kits in Patna. Dipankar GhoseThere are 20 minutes left till 8 pm, and the enthusiasm is dropping. For over 11 hours now, 500 women have been sorting and wrapping, raising a hand when they run out of equipment. In an indoor hall the size of a hockey field, a voice booms on a microphone: “Chalu rakho (Keep it going).” Off the mike, there is another instruction: “Music chalu karo, thoda energy badhao (Start the music, step up the energy).” Soon, smiles fill the hall as a Bhojpuri song begins to play. In the halls of Gyan Bhawan in Patna, a swanky conven...
Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain writes to Centre on thermal plants
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Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain writes to Centre on thermal plants

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 15, 2020 12:19:29 pm Jain said a 2016 IIT Kanpur study said emissions from these 13 thermal power plants, with a capacity of over 11,000 MW, contribute to the formation of secondary particles like sulphates and nitrates. (Representational Image)The Delhi government has requested the Centre to shut down 13 coal-based power plants not adhering to 2015 norms of the environment ministry, saying emissions from these facilities are among reasons for the city’s poor air quality. In a letter to Union Power Minister R K Singh, Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain said the coal-based power plants operating ...
Nashik prisoner hangs himself, note found in body blames jail staff
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Nashik prisoner hangs himself, note found in body blames jail staff

Written by Sadaf Modak | Mumbai | Updated: October 15, 2020 7:21:04 am An official said that an investigation is also being conducted into who wrote the note for Mansoori — the family told police that he could not read or write.Maharashtra police have begun an inquiry after allegations of harassment against staffers in Nashik central prison were found in a suicide note recovered from an unusual place — the abdomen of a prisoner who was found hanging inside a cell. Senior officers said five other inmates of the jail, and a prisoner who had been released recently, have written to authorities, including the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, seeking ...
Uddhav govt orders probe into Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan, pet project of Fadnavis
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Uddhav govt orders probe into Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan, pet project of Fadnavis

Written by Vishwas Waghmode | Mumbai | October 15, 2020 4:26:59 am Uddhav Thackeray, Devendra Fadnavis.The political tussle between the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government and the BJP in Maharashtra has culminated in the Uddhav Thackeray-led government deciding to conduct an inquiry into the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan, which was a pet project launched by former chief minister and now Opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis. The state cabinet chaired by Thackeray on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for the inquiry. A statement from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said the decision for an open inquiry into the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan was taken after considering the cr...
Payal Ghosh shares a video on Twitter; says, ‘will fight till the end’ – Times of India
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Payal Ghosh shares a video on Twitter; says, ‘will fight till the end’ – Times of India

Payal Ghosh who accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual misconduct took to Twitter to share a video where she said that she will be fighting for justice till the end. The actress also stated that Kashyap has been charged under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code. Along with the video, she wrote, "A little bit of details and truth hurt nobody. Let the culprit come and refute it and let's find out the truth... If this doesn't ignite the woman in you and the human in you craving for justice, don't know what will. #FightTillTheEnd." Check out her post here: A little bit of details and truth hurt nobody. Let the culprit come and refute it and let's find out the truth. .… https://t.co/4U4byjLJwN— Payal Ghosh (@iampayalghosh) 1602689017000 Last month, Payal accused Anurag of wr...
Heavy rain likely in western Maharashtra, Konkan from today
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Heavy rain likely in western Maharashtra, Konkan from today

Written by Sanjana Bhalerao | Mumbai | October 15, 2020 4:03:07 am After a drizzle in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday. (Photo by Amit Chakravarty)The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday warned of heavy rainfall at isolated places in western Maharashtra and Konkan region on Thursday and Friday due to a depression over Telangana, which is moving northwest and set to traverse the state. Widespread heavy rainfall has been forecast over Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Sindhudurg, Dhule, Nashik, Pune, Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli, Solapur, Parbhani, Beed, Osmanabad, Nagpur and Wardha districts for Thursday and Friday. The weather bureau has iss...
Mumbai: Four-year-old child’s body found in sack, neighbour detained for murder
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Mumbai: Four-year-old child’s body found in sack, neighbour detained for murder

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: October 15, 2020 10:33:43 am Police called her for interrogation on Tuesday when she is reported to have confessed the crime. (Representational)A 17-year-old girl has been detained and sent her to children’s remand home for the alleged murder of a four-year-old boy at Ghansoli area in Navi Mumbai, Rabale police on Wednesday. Police said the two minors were playing at the girl’s residence around 1 am on September 18 when the boy is alleged to have lost consciousness. The girl, police said, panicked on seeing the child in the condition. She allegedly put him in a sack and threw him out of her window, police said. “The bo...
Power outage: Sabotage cannot be ruled out, committee to probe matter says Nitin Raut
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Power outage: Sabotage cannot be ruled out, committee to probe matter says Nitin Raut

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: October 15, 2020 10:30:07 am Nitin Raut. (File)Two days after the massive power outage in Mumbai and adjoining areas, Energy Minister Nitin Raut on Wednesday said that a possibility of sabotage cannot be ruled out and a technical committee is being set up to investigate the matter and submit an interim report in a week. “Our team was working on the 400 KV Kalwa-Padga line and the load was shifted from circuit 1 to 2. But there was a technical problem and the Kharghar unit stopped working. There was islanding in Mumbai, which shouldn’t have happened. This is why the possibility of sabotage is suspected,” Rau...
‘Naagin 3’ Actor Pearl V Puri’s Father Passes Away Due To Heart Attack
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‘Naagin 3’ Actor Pearl V Puri’s Father Passes Away Due To Heart Attack

New Delhi: Popular TV actor Pearl V Puri, who is fondly known for playing his performance as Mahir opposite Surbhi Jyoti in Colors TV's ‘Naagin 3’, is grief stricken as he recently lost his father. According to a report in a leading daily, Pearl V Puri's father Vipin Puri passed away after suffering a heart attack. The entire Puri family is in state of shockn after the untimely demise of Pearl's dad.Also READ: Puja Banerjee Shares FIRST PIC Of Newborn Baby Boy, Reveals Why Son Was Kept In NICU For Three DaysPearl, who was shooting for 'Brahmarakhas' season two in Mumbai, immediately rushed to his hometown in Agra to perform his father's last rites."Pearl's father was hale and hearty. However, three days ago, he developed pneumonia as well as suffered a silent heart a...