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Day: October 22, 2020

Happy Birthday Prabhas: Five reasons why the Baahubali star is a ‘darling’ of the masses – Times of India
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Happy Birthday Prabhas: Five reasons why the Baahubali star is a ‘darling’ of the masses – Times of India

Prabhas turns 41 on October 23 and fans took to social media since midnight to wish him on the special day. The actor became a household name ever since he made his debut in 2002 with Eeswar in the Telugu states but became recognised worldwide once he starred in SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali. While fans have a million reasons to love their ‘darling’, take a look at five reasons why he’s a darling of the masses: #1 Handsomeness personified Good looks, good looks, good looks, and need we even say more? This aaru adugula andagadu would make anyone swoon! Right from the get-go Prabhas has always bowled people over with his charming good looks that make him seem like a dream come true. #2 Unmatched acting chops Prabhas is not just known for looking like a dream boy out of a rom...
Pakistan’s opposition is taking on the army. India should just watch
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Pakistan’s opposition is taking on the army. India should just watch

Pakistan is at another of the inflection points that seem to crop up in the nation’s path every few years largely because of the imbalance in relations between the military and the civilian government. This time, the trigger is a movement launched by opposition parties with the stated aim of removing what they describe as the “selected” government of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan.Former premier Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have created the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and organised a series of “jalsas” or rallies in major cities. Latent tensions between Sharif and the military establishment exploded into the open when the PML-N leader named army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief...
Govt intervenes in DU row, snubs V-C, junks his order on Registrar
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Govt intervenes in DU row, snubs V-C, junks his order on Registrar

Written by Aranya Shankar , Ritika Chopra | New Delhi | October 23, 2020 4:55:12 am Joshi and Tyagi had gone head-to-head on Wednesday over the appointment of a new Registrar — a faceoff that resulted in the unprecedented situation of three people being appointed Registrar in the course of the day.In a dramatic twist in the ongoing tussle between Delhi University Vice-Chancellor (V-C) Yogesh Tyagi and Pro V-C P C Joshi, the union government snubbed Tyagi on Thursday, declaring his contentious appointments to the Registrar’s post as invalid. The Ministry of Education (MoE) also instructed DU to not act on Tyagi’s orders until he joined office af...
India has taken up case of workers not paid end of service dues in Saudi: MEA | India News – Times of India
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India has taken up case of workers not paid end of service dues in Saudi: MEA | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian mission in Saudi Arabia has taken up the matter of 286 Indian workers who were reportedly not paid end of service dues by a private firm there, and it is hopeful of a "positive resolution" of the issue, according to the Ministry of External Affairs. As per media reports, many Indian migrant workers from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha, who have returned to India after they were laid off by a private company in Saudi Arabia due to the coronavirus pandemic have approached the Indian government over unpaid end of service benefits. MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Thursday said all such cases, including the case of 286 Indian workers who were working for a company in Saudi Arabia, are raised by India's missions in these countries with employers...
Pandemic, distress, a broken phone: How a family in Goa lost their 16-year-old son
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Pandemic, distress, a broken phone: How a family in Goa lost their 16-year-old son

Written by Smita Nair | Sattari (goa) | October 23, 2020 4:54:03 am On October 11, the phone screen broke, but the boy kept it to himself, telling his mother only a couple of days later. (Representational Image/Creative Commons)At Pal village in Goa’s Sattari taluka, a family is distraught. The pandemic and its aftereffects — reduced earnings, an uncertain future — had already put them through great hardship. A broken mobile phone was seemingly the last straw. On October 15, their 16-year-old son was found hanging in the house. The father, who drives a private bus, says his son, a Class 10 student of a government school in the village, used a smartphone...
Former BJP MLA’s son as Independent candidate opens up Deoria contest
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Former BJP MLA’s son as Independent candidate opens up Deoria contest

Written by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | October 23, 2020 4:48:25 am Ajay Pratap Singh campaigns with his father Janmejay Singh’s photo in Deoria. (Express Photo)Holding a photo of his late father and former BJP MLA Janmejay Singh, 45-year-old Ajay Pratap Singh seeks votes, not as a BJP candidate but as an Independent in Deoria Assembly seat where bypoll is being held along with six other constituencies in the state. Janmejay Singh — a two-time MLA from Deoria — had died of cardiac arrest in August, necessitating the bypoll in the Assembly constituency. “Majburi hai… Mere Babuji ki seat hai.. Pehle bata diya hota to nahi nikla hota. Inko pichdi jaati ko ja...
‘Far out’: Joey blasts NRL contract trend
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‘Far out’: Joey blasts NRL contract trend

A comment from Melbourne Storm halfback Jahrome Hughes’ manager has sparked fury from NRL Immortal Andrew Johns.Earlier this week, Hughes’ manager Chris Orr told Wide World of Sports the versatile back would assess his options after a brilliant season in the halves.Catch Fox League’s Grand Final Week coverage on Kayo. Stream all the latest news and insight right up until kick off plus halftime and full-time analysis from the Fox League commentary team. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly > Hughes — who started as a fullback before being moved into the No. 7 jersey — has been brilliant for the Storm in 2020, filling the void left by former halfback Cooper Cronk.Orr used the lead-up to the Grand Final to float the fact he would be looking for the bes...
Row in Nepal after R&AW chief meets KP Oli, party seeks details
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Row in Nepal after R&AW chief meets KP Oli, party seeks details

Written by Yubaraj Ghimire | Kathmandu | Updated: October 23, 2020 7:37:07 am Nepal’s embattled Prime Minister, K P Sharma Oli, came under fresh attack Thursday for meeting Indian R&AW chief Samant Kumar Goel without keeping them in the loop. (File photo)Nepal’s embattled Prime Minister, K P Sharma Oli, came under fresh attack Thursday, including from three former Prime Ministers and his own party leaders, for meeting Indian R&AW chief Samant Kumar Goel without keeping them in the loop. Calling it “improper” and “objectionable”, former Prime Ministers Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, who is also executive chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Par...
RR vs SRH: Pandey, Shankar shine as Hyderabad beat Rajasthan to stay afloat in the playoff race | Cricket News – Times of India
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RR vs SRH: Pandey, Shankar shine as Hyderabad beat Rajasthan to stay afloat in the playoff race | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: At his fiery best, Jofra Archer gave Rajasthan Royals a dream start in their pursuit to successfully defend a below-par target of 155 runs. Pacer gobbled up the wickets of openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow in the first and the third over respectively, but Manish Pandey (83* off 47 balls) did not let the twin blows affect the chase. In the company of Vijay Shankar (52* off 51 balls), Pandey comfortably guided Sunrisers Hyderabad to an eight-wicket victory over the Royals at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday. Pacers hunt in pairs, but Archer (2-21) had no partner to complement his good work that eventually went in vain. With this win, SRH stay afloat in the playoff race while Royals' chances are virtually over. Scorecard | Points TablePopular as a 'blockbuster' pla...
Dr Reddy’s isolates data centre services after cyber attack
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Dr Reddy’s isolates data centre services after cyber attack

Written by Prabha Raghavan | New Delhi | Updated: October 23, 2020 8:39:42 am Pharmaceutical industry experts said data breaches at pharma companies often turned out to be “serious and critical” events that called for measures such as halting production while the breach was analysed and security issues were plugged.Dr Reddy’s Laboratories on Thursday said it had “isolated” its data centre services after a cyber attack. The Hyderabad-headquartered drug maker reported the data breach days after it received regulatory approvals to conduct human trials of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by a Russian research institute. “In the wake of a detected cyb...
Kept my promises, no more riots, Kairana-like exodus: Adityanath
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Kept my promises, no more riots, Kairana-like exodus: Adityanath

Written by Amil Bhatnagar , Maulshree Seth | Bulandshahr, Lucknow | Updated: October 23, 2020 5:14:15 am Yogi Adityanath addresses a rally in Bulandshahr, where bypoll will be held, Thursday. (PTI)Reminding people of the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013 in his first public meeting in the state ahead of the Assembly by-elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said in Bulandshahr that he has kept his promise of improving law and order situation in the state, and no one will now will dare disrespect “our sisters and daughters of western Uttar Pradesh”. Neither will there be a repeat of the exodus seen in Kairana and Kandhla ...
Opposition parties slam politics over pandemic, EC unlikely to object
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Opposition parties slam politics over pandemic, EC unlikely to object

Written by Manoj C G , Ritika Chopra | New Delhi | Updated: October 23, 2020 9:34:24 am Sources in the Election Commission, however, said the BJP's promise of free Covid-19 vaccine for the people of Bihar does not violate the Model Code of Conduct.The BJP’s promise to provide free Covid-19 vaccine to the people of Bihar, made in its election manifesto Thursday, triggered a political row with the RJD, Congress and other Opposition parties slamming the party, accusing it of politicising the pandemic and playing on the fears of the people. Reacting sharply to the BJP promise, the RJD said, “Corona vaccine belongs to the country. It does not belon...
R Vaishali wins gold in online Asian chess meet | Chess News – Times of India
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R Vaishali wins gold in online Asian chess meet | Chess News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Woman Grandmaster R Vaishali has been in fine form at the ongoing Asian Online Nations Cup tournament where the Indian women take on Kyrgyzstan in the quarterfinals on Friday. TN’s Vaishali, elder sister of GM Praggnanandhaa, was instrumental in helping India finish on top in the preliminary stage of the tournament. The 19-year-old scored 6.5 points from 9 rounds on the top board to win an individual gold in the competition. Apart from Vaishali, the Indian team captain Mary Ann Gomes (5 points) also won gold, while Padmini Rout (7.5 points) settled for silver. Vaishali has come up with steady performances in the last few months. The FIDE women’s speed chess held in July saw her finish 8th in what was a strong field. Subsequently, Vaishali was part of the Indian team that won go...
Manifesto ‘Promise No. 1’: BJP injects free Covid vaccine in Bihar elections
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Manifesto ‘Promise No. 1’: BJP injects free Covid vaccine in Bihar elections

Written by Dipankar Ghose , Liz Mathew | New Delhi, Patna | Updated: October 23, 2020 9:22:36 am Of the eleven commitments in the manifesto, the first states: “The NDA government in Bihar has set an example in the fight against Corona. It is our promise that that when a vaccine for Covid is available after clearance from ICMR, every Bihar resident will be given free vaccination.”The BJP promised “residents of Bihar” free vaccination against Covid-19 in its Bihar assembly election manifesto released Thursday, drawing sharp reactions from Opposition parties, most of which said it was “appalling” that a vaccine to fight the pandemic was made bein...
Vaccine ‘politics’: Why BJP’s Bihar move comes as a surprise to states
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Vaccine ‘politics’: Why BJP’s Bihar move comes as a surprise to states

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M | New Delhi | Updated: October 23, 2020 12:12:19 pm Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman releases the BJP's manifesto for the upcoming Bihar elections. (ANI Photo)The BJP announcement promising free Covid-19 vaccination for all in Bihar as part of its election manifesto has taken several states by surprise. Especially, since until now the vaccine conversation between the Centre and the states was around identifying who should receive it on a priority basis. So the announcement of a free vaccine as an election promise singling out one state adds a political twist to a subject — Covid management — that has so far been largely fr...
Rain clouds over south Bengal districts this week: Met
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Rain clouds over south Bengal districts this week: Met

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: October 23, 2020 2:05:20 pm According to the weather department, north Bengal may also receive light rainfall in this period. (File)The Regional Meteorological Center in Kolkata’s Alipore area on Thursday predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in various districts of South Bengal till Saturday, warning waterlogging may occur in some parts of Kolkata and the municipal areas of coastal districts. Standing crops in coastal districts are also likely to be affected. Sources in the state government said the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and all district magistrates had been requested to inform Puja organis...
Acer Chromebook:  Acer launches Chromebook Spin 513 and Halo smart speaker – Times of India
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Acer Chromebook: Acer launches Chromebook Spin 513 and Halo smart speaker – Times of India

Acer has launched its first Chromebook powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c compute platform – the Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-1H/ CP513-1HL) and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513. The new models come with optional 4G LTE cellular connectivity. The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-1H) will be available in North America in February 2021 starting at $399.99; and in EMEA in January 2021, starting at EUR 429. The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513 will be available in North America in March 2021 starting at $699.99; and in EMEA in February 2021, starting at EUR 699. The Acer Halo Smart Speaker will be available in North America in Q1 2021 starting at $109; and in EMEA in December, starting at EUR 119. Acer Chromebook Spin 513 The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 features a 13.3-inch full HD ...
By organising Durga Puja, BJP tries to project ‘Bangaliana’, discard ‘Hindi heartland’ image
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By organising Durga Puja, BJP tries to project ‘Bangaliana’, discard ‘Hindi heartland’ image

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | October 23, 2020 3:54:37 am BJP leaders Dilip Ghosh, Babul Supriyo, Kailash Vijayvargiya and Locket Chatterjee at the event on Thursday. (Photo by Partha Paul)In an attempt to shed its tag of a Hindi heartland party, and project “Bangaliana”, or Bengaliness, the state BJP on Thursday celebrated Durga Puja, its first ever, at the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC) in Kolkata’s Salt Lake area. The party’s women leaders and members were decked in traditional “laal-paar” sarees — white sarees with red borders — while the men donned dhoti-kurta, including national leaders such as Kailash Vijayvargiya and Arvind Menon. “We are tryi...