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samsung festive sale:  Samsung India launches ‘Reward Yourself’ program: All details – Times of India
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samsung festive sale: Samsung India launches ‘Reward Yourself’ program: All details – Times of India

Samsung India has announced the ‘Reward Yourself’ program for the festive season. With ‘Reward Yourself’, consumers will get 10% cashback on purchases made via HDFC Bank credit and debit cards and SBI credit cards. There are bundle offers and a range of other benefits on Samsung smartphones, wearables and tablets. Samsung Reward Yourself offers:Flat 10% cashback on HDFC Bank cards: This offer is valid from October 15 to October 27, 2020 and is applicable on select smartphones, tablets and wearables priced between Rs 4,999 to Rs 1,04,999. Flat 10% cashback on SBI credit cards: This offer is applicable on all Galaxy smartphones priced between Rs 4,999 to Rs 47,999 and select tablets and wearables. It is valid from October 28 to November 17, 2020. Instant cashback: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 b...
Scientists offer lifeline for world’s rarest primate – Times of India
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Scientists offer lifeline for world’s rarest primate – Times of India

PARIS: The Hainan gibbon - the rarest primate on Earth -- was already teetering on the edge of extinction in 2014 when the most powerful storm to lash China's coast in half a century ravaged their island oasis. Decades of economic development, along with logging and deforestation, had reduced their habitat by more than half. What primary forest remained was also fragmented, further hemming in the tailless apes, which travel exclusively above ground. But the massive mudslides unleashed by super typhoon Rammasun made things worse, gouging 15-metre wide gullies into the mountainous forest and effectively cutting off their treetop highways. "Canopy connectivity is critical for gibbons as they are strictly arboreal," lead author Bosco Pui Lok Chan, head of the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garde...
RCB vs KXIP: Kings XI Punjab finally find a way to win after Chris Gayle and KL Rahul’s six-hitting competition | Cricket News – Times of India
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RCB vs KXIP: Kings XI Punjab finally find a way to win after Chris Gayle and KL Rahul’s six-hitting competition | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: KL Rahul played a captain's knock and Chris Gayle fired in his first game since January as Kings XI Punjab finally ended their five-match losing streak with an eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL match on Thursday. BLOG | SCORECARDChasing 172 in a must-win game, the in-form opening pair of Rahul (61 not off 49) and Mayank Agarwal (45 off 25) got off to a flying start before Gayle (53 off 45) joined his skipper in the middle to get KXIP close to the finishing line. Needing seven off the final two overs with nine wickets in hand, KXIP somehow managed to take the game to the last ball with Nicholas Pooran finally hitting the winning six. Both Rahul and Gayle smashed five sixes each, rendering the opposition attack helpless. That's that from Sharjah. What a ...
India tells Pakistan court to free four Indians as jail terms over, hearing today
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India tells Pakistan court to free four Indians as jail terms over, hearing today

Written by Nirupama Subramanian | Mumbai | Updated: October 16, 2020 8:11:14 am The petition states that the four men had not committed any offence and were victims of “abuse of law” from their arrest to conviction.THE INDIAN High Commission in Pakistan Thursday moved the Islamabad High Court for the release of four Indian nationals convicted by military courts on charges of alleged espionage, and who remain imprisoned long after they had completed their sentence — in one case, more than 13 years ago. The Constitutional petition filed by the High Commission through First Secretary Aparna Ray — the four men and the mission are the petitioners — says the...
Rossi tests positive for COVID-19, to miss Aragon MotoGP | Racing News – Times of India
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Rossi tests positive for COVID-19, to miss Aragon MotoGP | Racing News – Times of India

Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend's Aragon MotoGP. Rossi, who travelled back to his to his home in Tavullia, Italy after last weekend's French Grand Prix, confirmed on Thursday he woke up with slight fever and underwent two tests for COVID-19. "The 'quick PCR test' result was negative, just like the test I underwent on Tuesday. But the second one, of which the result was sent to me this afternoon, was unfortunately positive," Rossi, 41, said on Twitter. https://t.co/Nywogye7Yf— Valentino Rossi (@ValeYellow46) 1602780525000"I'm so disappointed that I will have to miss the race at Aragon." The Italian becomes the first MotoGP rider to test positive for the coronavirus, although paddock members have previously tested positi...
US election roundup: Duelling Town Hall for Trump, Biden; Democrats urge early voting – Times of India
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US election roundup: Duelling Town Hall for Trump, Biden; Democrats urge early voting – Times of India

will compete for TV audiences in duelling town halls instead of meeting face-to-face for their second debate as originally planned. President will be in North Carolina and Florida; Democratic challenger Joe Biden will be in Pennsylvania Here's what's happening Thursday in US Election 2020, 19 days until Election Day: 1 Split screen: Trump and Biden to headline duelling town halls US President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden will hold duelling prime-time town halls on Thursday instead of their second presidential debate, which was cancelled after Trump declined to take part in a virtual matchup. With less than three weeks to go until the Nov. 3 vote, the Republican president is searching for ways to change the dynamics of a race in which Biden has a double-digit adva...
Record surge in mail-in votes, poll officials warn of delayed results
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Record surge in mail-in votes, poll officials warn of delayed results

Written by Karishma Mehrotra | San Francisco | October 16, 2020 4:32:56 am President Donald Trump has gone great lengths to discredit mail-in voting, claiming since July that it would increase voter fraud.Every four years, the US has an “Election Day” on the first Tuesday after November 1, with the result usually called by the end of the day. But this year, election officials are speaking of an “Election Week”, cautioning Americans not to expect an immediate result. The reason for that is the unprecedented surge in what was once an uneventful process — mail-in voting. With Covid and social distancing the new normal, a record number of American voters ha...
Hollywood actress Sharon Stone wore a dress by an Indian designer! Can you guess who it is? – Times of India
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Hollywood actress Sharon Stone wore a dress by an Indian designer! Can you guess who it is? – Times of India

One of Hollywood's greatest actresses, Sharon Stone recently featured on the much talked about The Drew Barrymore Show, where Drew presents human-interest stories, interviews celebrity guests, all driven by her infectious brand of humour and optimism. And the veteran actor's look has become the talk of the town. Sharon wore a kaftan - a variant of the robe or tunic and boy, she totally rocked it! But the interesting part was that her dress was courtesy, an Indian designer. The designer duo behind the eclectic kaftan is Saaksha & Kinni. The blue Ikat printed cotton silk kaftan flaunted by Sharon featured rouching at the waist and sleeve. The made in India kaftan costs INR 15,000 and it could be the coolest outfit to lounge at home. It could also be your go-to outfit if you have a ...
Lovlina Borgohain tests positive for coronavirus, misses flight to Italy | Boxing News – Times of India
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Lovlina Borgohain tests positive for coronavirus, misses flight to Italy | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Two-time world championship medal winning boxer Lovlina Borgohain on Thursday tested positive for coronavirus, hours before she was about to board a flight to Italy along with the Indian contingent for a training-cum-competition trip. The Sports Authority of India (SAI) had sanctioned a Europe tour for 16 elite Indian boxers for a period of 52 days from October to December. While two other boxers could not travel for other reasons, Olympic quota winner Lovlina missed it after contracting the virus, following a visit to her home town in Assam where she went to see her ailing mother. "Double world championship bronze medallist boxer and Olympic quota winner Lovlina Borgohain has tested positive for coronavirus," SAI said in a statement. "She had travelled to her hometown in Ass...
Kyrgyz president quits; prime minister, newly sprung from jail, takes over – Times of India
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Kyrgyz president quits; prime minister, newly sprung from jail, takes over – Times of India

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday, leaving power in the hands of a nationalist rival whose supporters freed him from jail last week. The swift transition appears to put an end to more than a week of turmoil and unrest that followed a disputed election. Sadyr Japarov, 51, who was named prime minister this week, told cheering supporters that he had taken on the powers of the presidency, following the resignation of Jeenbekov and of the parliament speaker, who would otherwise have been next in line. "Today, (speaker Kanatbek) Isayev signed a resignation letter. All presidential powers have fully passed to me today," Japarov said. Hours earlier, Jeenbekov became the third president of the small Central Asian nation since 2005 to be toppled in a popular u...
Delhi HC declines ruling on plea seeking no FIR for triple talaq
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Delhi HC declines ruling on plea seeking no FIR for triple talaq

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | October 16, 2020 4:25:39 am The court was hearing a case seeking directions that all FIRs registered under Section 4 of Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, in police stations within the territory of Delhi—pending at the stage of investigation, inquiry or trial—be stayed.WHILE DECLINING to pass an interim order in an application seeking direction that no FIR be registered for pronouncement of triple talaq by a husband on his wife, the Delhi High Court has said that the provision of the 2019 law criminalising the act is aimed at discouraging “the age-old and traditional practice” of pronouncem...
Fuel tanker driver dies in truck fire
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Fuel tanker driver dies in truck fire

A man has died after the fuel tanker he was driving crashed into a tree before bursting into flames in the Adelaide Hills. The CFS was first alerted to the incident at about 11.10pm on Thursday after multiple callers said they heard a large explosion and then saw 20m flames on the side of Brookman Rd at Meadows.media_cameraA truck driver has died in a fiery crash after rolling his fuel tanker, carrying thousands of litres of diesel, at Meadows on Thursday night. Picture: SuppliedThe fuel tanker was believed to be carrying 14,000 litres of diesel when it left the road and rolled before crashing into the tree, according to a CFS spokesman Brett Williamson.He said 12 CFS and three MFS crews, two CFS bulk water carriers and special CFS trucks responded to the incident as well as SA Police, ...
Supreme Court okays new dates for DDCA elections next month | Cricket News – Times of India
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Supreme Court okays new dates for DDCA elections next month | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday gave the green signal to the new dates of elections of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) next month after the warring factions struck an out-of-court settlement and submitted affidavits to that effect. The new polling dates are November 5-8. Returning Officer Navin B. Chawla, based on an opinion from DDCA Ombudsman Justice (Retired) Deepak Verma, had countermanded the elections for six posts after both felt that the process had been "polluted beyond redemption" due to politics within the DDCA. The rescheduled process will start from where it was stopped dramatically on October 10, when candidates were to withdraw their nominations till 3 pm. But before the deadline could expire, the Returning Officer announced the countermanding o...
White vs. Brown bread: Which one should you eat?  | The Times of India
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White vs. Brown bread: Which one should you eat? | The Times of India

Bread is a common breakfast item. It promotes satiety and also allows people to experiment with different recipes. You toast it and put some butter on it or make a sandwich. Bread makes for a filling breakfast, which is needed to energise and kick start your day, especially when you are in a hurry.There are several kinds of bread available in the market. Out of all, white bread is the traditional and most commonly consumed variety of bread. But worldover people are shifting from white to brown, citing health benefits of the brown variant. It is because brown rice, brown sugar are considered healthier than their white processed versions. This makes many people wonder, which is actually the healthier alternative between the two. Source link
Torrential rain damages equipment at Gagan Narang’s Gun For Glory academy | More sports News – Times of India
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Torrential rain damages equipment at Gagan Narang’s Gun For Glory academy | More sports News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: Seepage of water due to torrential rain has damaged equipment worth Rs 1.3 crore, including rifles and pistols, in the city's Gun For Glory shooting academy helmed by Olympic medallist, Gagan Narang. In a social media post, a gutted Narang spoke about the extent of damage the rain has caused. The champion shooter, who has taken to mentoring a few years ago, called it a "torrid 24 hours". "It's been a torrid 24 hours for us at Gun For Glory Hyderabad. These guns were to be used for our Telangana range project. Rain in the last 2 days dealt a heavy blow to our plans… https://t.co/LQsbESCW1G— Gagan Narang (@gaGunNarang) 1602765716000"We had water seeping into our ranges, our equipment, machines, all inundated. Equipment worth 1.3 crore which included 80 brand new rifles and pist...
Pakistan officials: Terrorists ambush oil convoy, killing 15 – Times of India
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Pakistan officials: Terrorists ambush oil convoy, killing 15 – Times of India

QUETTA, PAKISTAN: Terrorists ambushed a convoy of Pakistani oil and gas workers escorted by paramilitary troops in the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan on Thursday, killing 15 people, intelligence officials said. The attack was claimed by the Baluchistan Liberation Front, a secessionist insurgent group that has operated in the region for decades. According to two intelligence officials, seven employees of Pakistan's Oil and Gas Development Company were killed, along with eight members of Pakistan's Frontier Corps who were protecting the convoy. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. The attack took place in Ormara, not far from Gwadar Port, being developed by China, on the Arabian Sea. The port is a key component...
IPL 2020: We haven’t played our complete game yet, says Cummins | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2020: We haven’t played our complete game yet, says Cummins | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Pat Cummins on Thursday said his team has not been able to put together a "complete game" but is happy to be inside top-four at the midway stage of IPL. The two-time former champions have secured four wins from seven matches but the Dinesh Karthik-led side has been far from convincing. "I think four wins, three losses, you know, is a pretty good result. We're in the top-four. And I don't think we've played anywhere near our best cricket yet, we haven't played that complete game that blows a team out of the water," Cummins said on the eve of their match against Mumbai Indians here. Out of the four wins, KKR won two close games against Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab. The match against Punjab was a last-over thriller where the KKR bowlers, Su...
Nitin Raut writes to TN Governor after Dalit panchayat president ‘forced’ to sit on floor during meeting
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Nitin Raut writes to TN Governor after Dalit panchayat president ‘forced’ to sit on floor during meeting

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | October 16, 2020 3:02:34 am Nitin Raut.State Power Minister and Congress leader Nitin Raut has demanded strict action against the vice-president of a village panchayat in Tamil Nadu for allegedly forcing a Dalit woman panchayat president to sit on the floor during a meeting. In a letter to TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday, Raut – who is also the president of AICC scheduled castes department – has demanded stern action against the vice-president of the panchayat, cancellation of the membership of the panchayat members and immediate legal action against the accused. “I was shocked to know from a media report...