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DC vs CSK: Dhawan strikes maiden IPL hundred; DC go on top of the table with 5-wicket win over CSK | Cricket News – Times of India
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DC vs CSK: Dhawan strikes maiden IPL hundred; DC go on top of the table with 5-wicket win over CSK | Cricket News – Times of India

It's that time of the IPL when the experienced and the calm-headed pull away from the bunch. On Saturday, the veterans of the tournament came into their own. The young boys were secondary in a game that was fought equally in the mind and with skills. At the end of the day, Shikhar Dhawan's experience alone proved enough for Delhi Capitals against the collective wisdom of Chennai Super Kings as his superlative unbeaten hundred anchored a chase of the 180-run target with five wickets in hand. Scorecard | Points TableThe most experienced IPL player in an otherwise young and up and coming Capitals outfit, Dhawan dished out a masterclass. An innings which stamped his authority, Dhawan showed why he remains Team India's first choice white-ball opener even as a herd of openers are pushing thei...
Govt vigilant towards each inch of India’s land; no one can take it away: Amit Shah on Ladakh row | India News – Times of India
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Govt vigilant towards each inch of India’s land; no one can take it away: Amit Shah on Ladakh row | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Amidst the continuing standoff with China in Ladakh, Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the Modi government is fully alert towards securing each inch of the country's land and no one can take it away. Shah also said the government is taking all possible military and diplomatic steps to resolve the standoff in Ladakh with China. "We are vigilant for every inch of our land, no one can take it away...Our defence forces and leadership are capable of defending the country's sovereignty and border," he told CNN News18 when asked about the current standoff with China in Ladakh. The home minister also said that the government is committed to protecting the sovereignty and security of the country. Referring to the coming Bihar elections, Shah expressed confidence that the ...
No sign of Assembly polls, Centre floats new local level govt in J&K: District council
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No sign of Assembly polls, Centre floats new local level govt in J&K: District council

Written by Naveed Iqbal | Srinagar | Updated: October 18, 2020 5:48:27 am Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah at a meeting on Thursday. WITH ALL senior political leaders including Mehbooba Mufti released, the Centre on Saturday amended the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989, to facilitate the setting up of District Development Councils (DDC), the members of which will be directly elected by voters in the Union Territory. Each district will be divided into 14 territorial constituencies for which elections will be held, and the winners will elect a chairperson and a vice-chairperson from amongst themselves. The councils will replace th...
Covid effect? Sharper fall in girls’ NEET attendance than boys
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Covid effect? Sharper fall in girls’ NEET attendance than boys

Written by Ritika Chopra | New Delhi | Updated: October 18, 2020 5:57:25 am The disruption of education due to the pandemic is likely to have hurt most students, but experts have been warning against a disproportionate impact on girls in school and women in higher education.(Representational)The ongoing pandemic seems to have hit young women aspiring to get into medical school this year harder than their male counterparts.The Sunday Express analysed data since 2017 to find that like every year, while more girls (7,48,866) than boys (6,18,075) appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the attendance rate of girls had, for the first...
Woman’s perfect revenge on cheating ex
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Woman’s perfect revenge on cheating ex

Cheating may be terrible, but hoo boy, it makes for a good story – and these stories of how people discovered their exes were cheating that went viral on Reddit are no exception.Let’s start by establishing this: cheating is decidedly not good. It almost always ends very badly, and it can hurt people in nasty ways.That said, there’s something about cheating stories that is just so damn intriguing. It’s the drama, it’s the betrayal, it’s the hilarious, vindictive revenge! Like your favourite trashy reality TV shows, cheating stories are just too much of a guilty pleasure to avoid, bodyandsoul.com.au reports.So when a Redditor decided to start a thread for people to share the heartbreaking and hilarious stories of how they discovered their significant others were cheating, it naturally wen...
Tectonic fault line that runs through Ladakh not inactive as was thought, moving north: Study
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Tectonic fault line that runs through Ladakh not inactive as was thought, moving north: Study

Written by Esha Roy | New Delhi | Updated: October 18, 2020 5:54:04 am A RECENT survey has found that a tectonic fault line that runs through Ladakh, all along the Indus river, is not inactive as was previously thought and is, in fact, moving northward. The study by the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, found that the fault line, the Indus Suture Zone (ISZ), is not “locked” and is tectonically active. “While the frontal and central parts of the Himalayas — the Shivaliks, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Sikkim — are still known to be active and moving, the current understanding about the Ladakh region is that it was lo...
Photos: Soha Ali Khan and daughter Inaaya Naumi get snapped at the airport – Times of India
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Photos: Soha Ali Khan and daughter Inaaya Naumi get snapped at the airport – Times of India

Soha Ali Khan was today snapped with her daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu at the airport. For the occasion, Soha wore a casual pink salwar kameez while her little munchkin looked absolutely adorable in a white dress. The mother-daughter duo was sporting face masks as a precaution from COVID-19. Check out the photos here: Meanwhile, the actress recently celebrated her 42nd birthday. Celebs like Kareena Kapoor Khan, husband Kunal Kemmu and others wished the actress on her special day. Soha and Kunal celebrated Inaaya’s 3 rd birthday and posted a sweet picture with the birthday girl. The actress captioned the post, "Three years old today ❤️❤️❤️ @khemster2" On the other hand, Soha is quite active on social media and loves to keep fans updated about her day-to-day activities. Source...
Pakistan Foreign Office rejects Jaishankar’s remarks on current Indo-Pak ties – Times of India
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Pakistan Foreign Office rejects Jaishankar’s remarks on current Indo-Pak ties – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday rejected what it called "unwarranted" remarks by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar at a recent virtual event about the current ties between the two neighbours. Speaking during an online event hosted by the Asia Society, Jaishankar on Friday said, "In terms of your… question, how are we with Pakistan. Well, I am afraid we're still at the, if not the perennial issues, at least the long-lasting ones, which is terrorism from Pakistan continues." "Terrorism from Pakistan remains publicly acknowledged by their government as a policy that they are justifying. So it makes it very hard to conduct normal relations with them,” he said. Commenting on his remarks, the Pakistan Foreign Office said, "We completely reject these unwarranted and tendentious comments, ...
‘Brutalised’: Wild knockout stuns fans
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‘Brutalised’: Wild knockout stuns fans

The Fight Island action continues to deliver for UFC fans with Sunday’s card getting off to a blistering start.In a card headlined by a blockbuster showdown between Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung, it was a Nurmagomedov who stole the limelight early.Watch UFC Fight Night: Ortega v Korean Zombie LIVE with ESPN on KAYO. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantlySaid Nurmagomedov went up against Mark Striegl to kick off the action and in the blink of an eye, it was all over.Striegl had never once been knocked out in 21 fights, that spanned over his 11 year fighting career. That all changed on Sunday.From the opening bell, Nurmagomedov was aggressive and charged at his opponent before landing the devastating left hook that dropped Striegl.Striegl desperately gra...
Chirag appeals for vote in support of BJP for a BJP-LJP govt in Bihar | Bihar Assembly Elections 2020 Election News – Times of India
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Chirag appeals for vote in support of BJP for a BJP-LJP govt in Bihar | Bihar Assembly Elections 2020 Election News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Just a day after top BJP functionaries alleged that Chirag Paswan is trying to create confusion by pledging support to the saffron party despite walking out of NDA in Bihar, the LJP chief on Saturday appealed to voters to ensure a BJP-LJP government in the state. Chirag tweeted on Saturday to say that by coming together, the BJP and LJP nominees will build a “young” Bihar as he asked voters to support BJP candidate Shreyashi Singh in Jamui constituency. LJP has said there would be a “friendly fight” with BJP in five seats where it has also put up its candidates. जमुई विधानसभा से भाजपा प्रत्याशी छोटी बहन श्रेयशी सिंह को ढेर सारी शुभकामनाए।लोजपा के सभी कार्यकर्ताओं से अपील है… https://t.co/sNxLjAutgJ— युवा बिहारी चिराग पासवान (@iChiragPaswan) 1602948504000Meanwhile, taking a qu...
Judge must be fearless in giving decisions: Justice Ramana | India News – Times of India
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Judge must be fearless in giving decisions: Justice Ramana | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Facing Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy's complaint To CJI against him, most senior SC judge N V Ramana on Saturday said a Judge needs to take decisions fearlessly and stand up bravely to all pressures and odds. The Andhra police had registered FIR against the SC judge's daughters for purchasing land in Amaravati in June 2015, immediately after a bench headed Justice Ramana, in line to become the next CJI, took up a PIL seeking to expedite snail-paced trials in criminal cases against sitting and former MPs and MLAs. The CM sent a complaint to the CJI soon after Justice Ramana led bench sought action plan from the High Courts for completion of trials against netas within a year. Reddy has been booked in over two dozen criminal and corruption cases. Justice Ra...
Suarez on target as Atletico see off Celta for Simeone’s 200th La Liga win | Football News – Times of India
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Suarez on target as Atletico see off Celta for Simeone’s 200th La Liga win | Football News – Times of India

VIGO (Spain): Luis Suarez and Yannick Carrasco scored early and late in the game to help Atletico Madrid to a 2-0 victory at Celta Vigo on Saturday, also earning coach Diego Simeone a 200th La Liga win in charge of the club. The victory returned Atletico to winning ways after two successive goalless draws against Huesca and Villarreal, leaving them with eight points after four games. Celta meanwhile fell to a third successive defeat to heap more pressure on coach Oscar Garcia, whose side have five points after six matches. Uruguayan Suarez netted in the sixth minute with a first-time finish inside the area after a sweeping move down the left wing, scoring his third goal in four games since switching from Barcelona. Celta responded well and could have levelled with a shot from full back ...
From the banks of Yamuna, socially distanced Ramlila premieres on YouTube
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From the banks of Yamuna, socially distanced Ramlila premieres on YouTube

Written by Ashna Butani | New Delhi | October 18, 2020 3:43:08 am Artistes dressed up as characters from the Ramayana on Saturday. Praveen KhannaOn the banks of the Yamuna in Delhi Saturday evening, Ram, Laxman and Hanuman geared up to battle Ravan and win Sita back. Three cameras pointed at them as they readied for the final take of the evening. Starting today, the Ramlila — shot in eight parts over two days — premieres on a YouTube channel, instead of the usual opening night — a three-hour stage show in front of a live audience. In the wake of Covid-19 and with restrictions on big gatherings, the longstanding tradition of Ramlila has found a new way ...
IPL 2020: I get very stressed like any player while chasing, says AB de Villiers | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2020: I get very stressed like any player while chasing, says AB de Villiers | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI (UAE): AB de Villiers' 55 off 22 balls guided Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals but the right-handed batsman has revealed that he feels "very very nervous" chasing the target. RCB needed 35 runs from the last two overs and de Villiers whacked three sixes on the trot at the start of the penultimate over. "Extremely happy. I felt we bowled as well as we could have. Leaked some runs, no-balls which usually Yuzi doesn't do. Went in feeling we gave away 15-20 too much," said de Villiers during the post-match presentation via host broadcaster Star Sports. "But Virat and I spoke that we string together some partnerships and then go ahead. I'm very very nervous and erratic [in chase] and I get very stressed like any player," he added. Jaydev Una...
TRP scam: Republic TV moves Bombay HC against FIR | India News – Times of India
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TRP scam: Republic TV moves Bombay HC against FIR | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Two days after the Supreme Court refused to entertain the plea of Republic TV challenging the Mumbai police's investigation into the fake TRP scam, the channel has approached Bombay High Court for quashing of the FIR lodged against it. In its petition submitted to the Bombay HC, the channel has also sought an investigation by the CBI instead of Mumbai police to ensure a free and fair probe into the matter. Another reason cited for seeking a CBI probe was the pan-India applicability and repurcursions of the case. Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh had , in a press conference on October 8, announced that they have busted a racket involved in manipulation of TRP. The police had named three channels in the scam: Republic TV, Box cinema and Fakt Marathi. The police has arrest...
Gurgaon: Nod to draft zonal master plan of Sultanpur National Park
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Gurgaon: Nod to draft zonal master plan of Sultanpur National Park

Written by Saurabh Prashar | Chandigarh | Updated: October 18, 2020 10:04:29 am The Sultanpur National Park, Gurgaon, was declared a national park in 1991. (Express file photo)A DETAILED draft ‘zonal master plan’ for the Sultanpur National Park (SNP) in Gurgaon has been approved, allowing construction of hotels/resorts/amusement parks/dhabas/restaurants, grain godowns and fuel filling stations in conformity with a ‘tourism master plan’, beyond 3 km up to the eco-sensitive zone, in the agriculture zone of the national park. A No-Objection Certificate (NOC) will be required from the chief wildlife warden, Haryana. The approved master plan ban...
Leopard spotted in Greater Noida 10 days ago still on loose
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Leopard spotted in Greater Noida 10 days ago still on loose

Written by Amil Bhatnagar | Noida | Updated: October 18, 2020 10:02:18 am Authorities have placed five trap cameras in the 200-acre forest area in Dadri region. [Representational]A lone leopard spotted in Greater Noida 10 days ago continues to remain elusive despite daily monitoring through trap cameras and a team of 20 officials tasked with tracing its whereabouts. According to district officials, it is likely to be around Dadri’s NTPC plant area. “Ever since the spotting, we have put up warning signs for locals that there is a leopard on the loose. An inspection was carried out on Saturday as well, when we visited the last known locations...
Girl found hanging in Delhi: Kin claim foul play, police say suicide
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Girl found hanging in Delhi: Kin claim foul play, police say suicide

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 18, 2020 10:07:35 am The family outside AIIMS, Tuesday; (right) Gunjan Sarsar (8) and her younger sister Bhoomi (5). [Express photo]The family of a 17-year-old girl who was found dead at her employer’s home in Model Town has alleged she called her uncle hours earlier and said she felt uncomfortable because her employer made the driver sleep in the same room as her. While police maintain the girl committed suicide and have initiated inquest proceedings, the family has been alleging foul play and pressing for an FIR. On Friday, members of the family and some Delhi University students protested outside Model To...
Bengal: BJP-backed govt employees’ union member arrested in disproportionate assets case
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Bengal: BJP-backed govt employees’ union member arrested in disproportionate assets case

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: October 18, 2020 2:59:08 pm In July 2019, the corruption case against him was filed with the ACB. (Representational)A member of a BJP-backed state government employees’ union has been arrested in a disproportionate assets case, drawing heavy criticism from the Opposition party. The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested Paschim Banga Karmachari Parishad member Sanjib Pal on Friday night at the New Secretariat building in Kolkata. He was produced in Bankshall court here on Saturday. The court remanded him to police custody for four days. Pal was a former core-committee member of the Trinamool Congress-backed government ...