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Day: October 23, 2020

5 Hindu Rao doctors begin hunger strike for salaries; MCD, govt blame each other
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5 Hindu Rao doctors begin hunger strike for salaries; MCD, govt blame each other

Written by Ananya Tiwari | New Delhi | Updated: October 24, 2020 9:37:41 am On Thursday, resident doctors of Hindu Rao and Kasturba Gandhi hospitals held a protest at Jantar Mantar over non-payment of salaries for over three months. [Representational/Reuters]Demanding their pending salaries and a fixed payment date every month, five doctors of the North-MCD run Hindu Rao Hospital began a hunger strike at the premises Friday. Dr Siddhartth Taara (32), a Diplomate of National Board (DNB) student and one among the five, said, “We want two things — our salaries be paid, and since the irregular payment of salaries has always been a problem, a da...
MEE Audio launches new range of Bluetooth audio accessories – Times of India
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MEE Audio launches new range of Bluetooth audio accessories – Times of India

MEE Audio has released a new range of audio products at different price points. There’s a new ‘MEE Audio Connect Bluetooth Transmitter at Rs 4,999-- a wireless audio transmitter that allows TVs and other devices to stream digital audio for up to two Bluetooth headphones or speakers. It offers both analog and digital audio inputs for the widest compatibility with old and new TVs,digital streaming boxes as well as any other devices with optical (TOSLINK S/PDIF), RCA, or 3.5mm stereo audio output. You can adjust volume levels for each independently for each connected device, allowing users to listen comfortably without bothering each other or those around them. Another device in its range is the MEE Audio M6 Pro (2nd Gen) over the ear In- Ear Monitor with a detachable memory wire. It also ...
Delhi: Subsidies for e-vehicles to be disbursed in 3 days
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Delhi: Subsidies for e-vehicles to be disbursed in 3 days

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 24, 2020 9:39:37 am The Delhi government passed the EV Policy in August and has since waived road tax and registration fee for these vehicles. (Photographer: Allison Zaucha/Bloomberg)Subsidies and incentives for buying electric vehicles in the city will be disbursed to applicants within three days. The entire process will be online and vehicle dealers will help buyers with the paperwork and application process, Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot has said. Under the Electric Vehicle policy, the Delhi government will give an incentive of up to Rs 30,000 for two-wheelers, autos, e-rickshaws and goods carri...
Priyanka Chaturvedi, Amruta in Twitter spat over Mumbai Police bank accounts transfer
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Priyanka Chaturvedi, Amruta in Twitter spat over Mumbai Police bank accounts transfer

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | October 24, 2020 5:19:31 am Priyanka Chaturvedi and Amruta Fadnavis. A decision of the Mumbai Police to shift the salary accounts of its personnel from the Axis Bank to the HDFC Bank set off a Twitter spat between Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi and former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife Amruta. In a tweet, Chaturvedi had called the move as being “much-needed” and stated the Axis Bank was chosen “arbitrarily” and salary accounts of state government employees were moved to it overnight. While Chaturvedi did not mention of Amruta, who was earlier associated with the Axis Bank, on Friday she responded by callin...
Rajnath to visit Sikkim and Darjeeling, offer Shastra Puja | India News – Times of India
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Rajnath to visit Sikkim and Darjeeling, offer Shastra Puja | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Defence minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting forward areas in Sikkim and the headquarters of the Army's 33 Corps at Sukna in the Darjeeling district during a two day tour starting Saturday, ANI has reported. While all attention is on the western part of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) over the last few months due to a standoff between Indian troops and those of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA), there has also been considerable mobilisation along the eastern sector in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh to prevent any attempts by the Chinese to step into Indian territory. The 33 Corps headquarters at Sukna is in charge of the LAC in Sikkim where conditions are no less difficult than in Ladakh. Infrastructure in forward areas is also an issue and Singh is slated to inaugurate ...
Daily Covid cases cross 4k mark after a month
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Daily Covid cases cross 4k mark after a month

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 24, 2020 9:32:55 am A total of 58,568 tests were conducted - 16,874 RT-PCR and 41,694 rapid antigen tests - in a day.On Friday, Delhi recorded 4,086 new coronavirus cases, the highest single-day spike in 34 days, while the death toll rose to 6,189 with 26 new deaths. The positivity rate also rose to 6.98%, after remaining low for the last few weeks. Total cases in the city are now at 3,48,404. A total of 58,568 tests were conducted – 16,874 RT-PCR and 41,694 rapid antigen tests – in a day. The previous highest single-day spike — 4,071 — was recorded on September 19. Since then, fresh cases were reported belo...
Satellite Imagery Captures East Troublesome Fire in Colorado
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Satellite Imagery Captures East Troublesome Fire in Colorado

The Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires burning in Colorado are now the two largest blazes in the state’s history, according to local reports. The Cameron Peak fire, which began on August 13, has scorched more than 206,000 acres. The East Troublesome fire, which is burning to the southwest of the Cameron Peak fire, has engulfed more than 170,000 acres. While the Cameron Peak fire is 57 percent contained, the East Troublesome fire remains only 5 percent contained. The combined area of the two fires is about 590 square miles. This satellite imagery, released by NOAA, uses visualization tools to show where the East Troublesome fire is burning. Smoke blowing eastward is also visible. Credit: NOAA via Storyful Source link
Trump calls India air ‘filthy’, is not entirely off the mark
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Trump calls India air ‘filthy’, is not entirely off the mark

Written by Esha Roy | October 24, 2020 4:54:52 am President Donald Trump speaks during the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden. (AP)In his debate against the Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday, US President Donald Trump, while talking about his administration’s track record on checking carbon emissions, referred to pollution levels in other countries, including India, and called their air “filthy”. Responding to a question on how the candidates proposed to combat climate change while supporting jo...
Nitish by his side, PM kicks off campaign citing Galwan, Art 370 and ‘naya Bihar’
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Nitish by his side, PM kicks off campaign citing Galwan, Art 370 and ‘naya Bihar’

Written by Amitabh Sinha , Harikishan Sharma | Gaya, New Delhi | October 24, 2020 4:54:51 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Sasaram. Kicking off his election rallies in Bihar on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi contrasted the NDA’s work on a “naya Bihar” with the “misrule” of the 1990s, while accusing the Opposition of being anti-reform, and of siding with “dalaal” (brokers), Naxalites and “forces out to weaken the country”. At three brief halts in Sasaram, Gaya and Bhagalpur, the Prime Minister spoke of the Galwan clash with China in June, in which soldiers of 16 Bihar regiment had been killed, and ...
Pak remains on terror grey list, watchdog says deadlines over
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Pak remains on terror grey list, watchdog says deadlines over

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: October 24, 2020 7:37:08 am The FATF had issued the action plan after placing Pakistan on the grey list in June 2018. (File)CITING “STRATEGIC deficiencies” and non-compliance with six key markers in its 27-point action plan on terror-financing and money-laundering, Paris-based global watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Friday said Pakistan will continue to remain on its grey list. The decision was announced by FATF president Marcus Pleyer after a three-day virtual plenary session. “To date, Pakistan has made progress across all action plan items and has now largely addressed 21 of the 27 action i...
Again, Mumbai Police book Republic, channel says it’s a witch-hunt
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Again, Mumbai Police book Republic, channel says it’s a witch-hunt

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: October 24, 2020 6:45:38 am TV viewership rating agency BARC India has charged Republic TV of misrepresenting its private and confidential communication, saying it has not commented on the ongoing investigation into the alleged manipulation of ratings. (File photo)Mumbai Police Friday booked the executive editor, an anchor, two reporters and other editorial staff of Republic Media Network for broadcasting alleged defamatory news content against the police department. Police said Republic channel aired news that would incite disaffection among police personnel against Commissioner of Police Param Bir Singh. The channel,...
Bharat Biotech says its ICMR-backed vaccine set for June 2021 launch
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Bharat Biotech says its ICMR-backed vaccine set for June 2021 launch

Written by Prabha Raghavan | New Delhi | Updated: October 24, 2020 7:52:13 am Covaxin - the country's first indigenous vaccine is an inactivated one created from the strain of the infectious SARS-CoV-2 virus.BHARAT BIOTECH, which has received approval for late-stage human trials for its Covid vaccine candidate, expects to have it ready by June 2021 — unless the government advances its launch through emergency use authorisation, according to a top company official. The Hyderabad-based firm plans to test over 20,000 volunteers across 12-14 states for Covaxin, its indigenous candidate, Sai Prasad, executive director, Bharat Biotech International Ltd, told...
Sudan to normalize ties with Israel, in new breakthrough for Trump – Times of India
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Sudan to normalize ties with Israel, in new breakthrough for Trump – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Sudan on Friday agreed to be the latest Arab nation to recognize Israel in a diplomatic coup announced by President Donald Trump days before US elections. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed an accord at the White House last month to normalize relations with Israel but Sudan carries added symbolism as an Arab nation that has been at war with Israel. Trump announced the agreement by Sudan's year-old civilian-backed government moments after he formally moved to end the nation's designation of a state sponsor of terrorism, which was a major goal for Khartoum. Reporters were escorted into the Oval Office where Trump was on speakerphone with Sudan's leadership and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a close ally of the embattled Republican president. "This truly ch...
Rahul attacks PM, Tejashwi keeps focus on Nitish, Bihar
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Rahul attacks PM, Tejashwi keeps focus on Nitish, Bihar

Written by Manoj C G | New Delhi | October 24, 2020 4:36:43 am Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Grand Alliance's chief ministerial face Tejashwi Yadav at a public meeting in Hisua in Bihar's Nawada district. (Picture source: Bihar Youth Congress/Twitter)Beginning his campaign for the dead-heat Bihar Assembly elections, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday addressed a joint rally with RJD leader and the Opposition alliance’s chief ministerial face Tejashwi Yadav, but their speeches reflected a striking contrast in approach and style. Gandhi, addressing the joint public meeting in Hisua in Nawada district, launched a blistering attack on Prim...
Won’t contest polls till J&K special status back: Mehbooba
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Won’t contest polls till J&K special status back: Mehbooba

Written by Naveed Iqbal | Srinagar | Updated: October 24, 2020 8:05:15 am PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti addressing her first press conference after being released from 14 months long detention. (Express Photo)Declaring that she will have “nothing to do with elections” till J&K’s special status under the Constitution is restored, PDP president and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said Friday that she will raise the Tricolour only when the J&K state flag is also restored. Following the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019, the J&K state flag, which used to fly along with the Tricolour atop the civil secretariat building in Srinagar, was...
Bluetooth tracker for terror attacks finds new use in pandemic time — at the IPL
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Bluetooth tracker for terror attacks finds new use in pandemic time — at the IPL

Written by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | October 24, 2020 4:34:34 am Everyone inside IPL bio-bubble has been given the Bluetooth device, worn around their necks. Delhi Capitals/ InstagramNOT SO long ago, Botan Osman was designing technology to track and trace people after terror attacks, industrial accidents or natural calamities. But now, as chief executive of British tech firm Restrata, he is adapting the same systems to protect cricketers from Covid — and help organisers bring the crowds back to stadiums. “Factories, offices, oil fields, power plants…we have been helping a lot of people day-to-day. But our sports-related work gets a lot of press becau...
From Bengali bride to Rajasthani bride: Rashami Desai’s 6 bridal looks are breaking the internet – Times of India
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From Bengali bride to Rajasthani bride: Rashami Desai’s 6 bridal looks are breaking the internet – Times of India

TV actor Rashami Desai just set the internet on fire with a photoshoot, that has her posing as a bride (well, almost). And, the best part, the beautiful actress has shot for different avatars, ranging from a Bengali bride to a Rajasthani bride. Well, we can't decide which is the best look of Rashami dressed as a bride, but you can take your pick! The first look has Rashami nailing the Rajasthani bride look, all decked up in a traditional royal orange lehenga, teamed up with odhni and jewellery items worn by local Rajasthani women including hathphool, nath, bajuband and marwari chuda set. The second look has the actress rocking a South Indian white sari, with some lovely temple jewellery and gajra on her hair. The third look has the actress channeling her inner goddess and slaying in...
CSK vs MI: Ishan Kishan stars after Boult and Bumrah show in MI’s comprehensive win over CSK | Cricket News – Times of India
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CSK vs MI: Ishan Kishan stars after Boult and Bumrah show in MI’s comprehensive win over CSK | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah's devastating pace-bowling spell in tandem before Ishan Kishan's batting heroics helped Mumbai Indians' post a comprehensive 10-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in a completely lop-sided IPL match on Friday. With the embarrassing loss, CSK are all but out of reckoning for the play-offs with just six points from 11 games, while MI jumped to the top spot with 14 points from 10 matches. Scorecard | Points TableBowling in tandem, Boult (4/18) and Bumrah (2/25) reduced CSK to 21 for 5 inside powerplay with three and two wickets respectively and CSK never recovered from there, limping to 114 for 9, largely thanks to Sam Curran's 52. Chasing 115 for a win, Kishan (68 not out), opening in place of regular skipper Rohit Sharma who missed out due to a ha...
Rajnath to review operational readiness in eastern sector with China | India News – Times of India
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Rajnath to review operational readiness in eastern sector with China | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh will review the operational situation and military preparedness in the north-east sector during a visit over the weekend, amidst the continuing military confrontation in eastern Ladakh with China. Singh on Saturday will leave for the Sukna-based 33 Corps, a crucial Army formation that has the 17 (Gangtok), 27 (Kalimpong) and 20 (Binnaguri) Mountain Divisions (each division has 10,000-12,000 soldiers) earmarked for the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. He will on Sunday then visit Sherathang, Nathu La and other forward areas near the LAC in Sikkim. “The minister will get briefings and interact with troops during the visit. He will also perform `shastra puja’ at one of the forward locations on the occasion of Dussehra,” said an official. Si...
State govt allows BEST buses to operate with 100% capacity
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State govt allows BEST buses to operate with 100% capacity

Written by Neeraj Tiwari | Mumbai | October 24, 2020 3:36:26 am The order stated commuters should wear masks and use hand sanitisers while travelling. Currently, BEST operates 4,300 buses in the city and MMR. (File)The state government Friday allowed Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses to operate with full capacity. Till now, BEST buses were being allowed to run at 50 per cent capacity. The order stated commuters should wear masks and use hand sanitisers while travelling. Currently, BEST operates 4,300 buses in the city and MMR. This includes 2,700 BEST buses, 300 state transport buses, and 1,100 wet leasing buses. These ...