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Fugitive of law is fugitive of society: Bengal governor takes a dig at Bimal Gurung
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Fugitive of law is fugitive of society: Bengal governor takes a dig at Bimal Gurung

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: November 2, 2020 2:05:17 pm Governor Jagdeep DhankharDays after GJM leader Bimal Gurung made his first public appearance in three years and vowed his support to the TMC, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday said “a fugitive of law is a fugitive of society”. In 2017, Gurung was booked under murder charge and other IPC sections, and the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act after violence broke out in Darjeeling for a separate ‘Gorkhaland’ state. He surfaced on October 22 and snapped his ties with the BJP for allegedly reneging on its poll promise and decided to back the ruling party in the upcoming Assembly pol...
KKR vs RR: Kolkata keep slim play-off hopes alive with 60-run win over Rajasthan | Cricket News – Times of India
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KKR vs RR: Kolkata keep slim play-off hopes alive with 60-run win over Rajasthan | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Captain Eoin Morgan displayed his big heart and Pat Cummins justified his multi-million dollar price tag while keeping Kolkata Knight Riders' slender IPL play-off hopes alive with a resounding 60-run victory over Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. On a day when it mattered, Morgan owned the stage with a power-packed 68 not out off 35 balls with a half a dozen of sixes apart from five boundaries in Kolkata Knight Riders' 191 for 7. Scorecard | Points TableThen it was the turn of Cummins (4/29) to produce a deadly opening spell that rattled the Royals and they could only muster 131 for 9 as another campaign ended without qualifying for the play-offs. Varun Chakravarthy (2/20 in 4 overs) has been buoyed since his India call-up and produced another performance of note as Jos Buttler (35) an...
Hizbul commander in Valley killed in gunbattle, police call it big success
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Hizbul commander in Valley killed in gunbattle, police call it big success

Written by Bashaarat Masood | Srinagar | November 2, 2020 4:50:39 am "This is a huge success for the police and security forces. This is not a small achievement," Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar told reporters at the encounter site. (Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)In a major setback to the Hizbul Mujahideen, the militant outfit’s operations chief in the Valley was killed in a gunfight with a team of J&K Police and paramilitary forces at Rangreth on the outskirts of Srinagar on Sunday. Saif-ul-Islam Mir alias Dr Saifullah had taken over as the chief of the Hizb in the Valley after the killing of Riyaz Naikoo in May this year,...
Multiple peaks on road ahead: experts’ Covid insight in book
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Multiple peaks on road ahead: experts’ Covid insight in book

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2020 6:55:42 am Preparing for after-effects is the next stage: Guleria (Express File Photo)* Reduction in death rates is a good sign but not linked to peaking of cases, and India might see “multiple peaks”. * Chances of Covid-19 re-infection are very rare and in such cases an individual only develops mild symptoms. * Current evidence shows that a Covid-19 pre-symptomatic case can be as infectious as a person with full-fledged symptoms. These are some of the answers to contentious questions revolving around the coronavirus pandemic being offered by Dr Randeep Guleria, Dr Gagandeep Kang and...
Jharkhand scholarship scam: Aadhaar obtained, account hijacked, and hostel faked
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Jharkhand scholarship scam: Aadhaar obtained, account hijacked, and hostel faked

Written by Abhishek Angad | Dhanbad, Latehar, Lohardaga, Ramgarh, Ranchi, Sahibganj | Updated: November 2, 2020 6:57:08 am The Indian Express has revealed multiple instances of fraud and corruption across Jharkhand in the distribution of pre-matric scholarships for 2019-20 sanctioned by the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). (Express photo by Abhinav Saha/ Representational)FROM 102 beneficiaries in a school that never applied for benefits to students whose religion was changed in the records, an investigation by The Indian Express has revealed multiple instances of fraud and corruption across Jharkhand in ...
Jharkhand CM orders probe into scholarship scam: ‘action soon’
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Jharkhand CM orders probe into scholarship scam: ‘action soon’

Written by Abhishek Angad | Ranchi | Updated: November 2, 2020 7:21:49 am Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren holds a copy of The Indian Express report at a press conference in Dumka on Sunday. (Express Photo)TAKING NOTE of an ongoing investigation by The Indian Express, which has revealed several cases of fraud by a nexus of middlemen, school staff, and state government employees to illegally divert funds from a Central scholarship for minority students in the state, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Sunday ordered a probe into the “big scam”. Speaking to reporters in Dumka, Soren said: “We have just got to know about the scam and very soon, there will b...
Rs 1.05 lakh crore: GST collections up again, now at 8-month high
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Rs 1.05 lakh crore: GST collections up again, now at 8-month high

By: ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2020 6:53:07 am In October 2019, GST revenues had contracted by 5.29 per cent to Rs 95,380 crore, marking the third instance of a contraction since the July 2017 rollout of the GST regime.CONTINUING TO post a year-on-year increase for the second month in a row, gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections rose 10.2 per cent to an eight-month high of Rs 1.05 lakh crore in October, for sales in September. An uptick in economic activity with the easing of Covid restrictions, along with a low base effect and a September 30 deadline for claiming input tax credit and reconciliation for businesses for 2019-20,...
Many ways to dupe a poor student: steal IDs, lie about source of funds, pocket most of it — all officially
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Many ways to dupe a poor student: steal IDs, lie about source of funds, pocket most of it — all officially

Written by Abhishek Angad | Updated: November 2, 2020 10:30:19 am The in-charge at the Assembly of God Church School in Ranchi has been suspended. (Express Photo: Abhishek Angad)INSIDE THEIR unplastered two-room house in the dense Behratoli area of Ranchi, Rashid Ansari, a mason, and his wife Salma Khatun, are badly shaken. They have just come to know from this reporter that the “charity money from Saudi Arabia”, of Rs 10,700 each that came into their accounts, was part of a statewide scam targeting a national scholarship scheme for minority school students. And that they are among several unsuspecting victims defrauded by a nexus of middlemen, bank s...
After rape, a woman with self-respect will die: Cong chief in Kerala
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After rape, a woman with self-respect will die: Cong chief in Kerala

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | November 2, 2020 4:25:59 am The state Congress chief's comments were allegedly aimed at a woman involved in the solar scandal who recently accused a Congress leader of rape.The president of the Kerala unit of the Congress on Sunday called a woman who had accused several leaders and ministers of the previous Congress-led UDF government of raping her, a “prostitute” – but backtracked soon after and apologised at the same public event. Addressing an Opposition protest meeting against the CPM-led LDF government, Kerala PCC chief Mullappally Ramachandran said: “The Chief Minister should not think that he can esc...
Mumbai: Case against unknown person for cheating by impersonation
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Mumbai: Case against unknown person for cheating by impersonation

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | November 2, 2020 4:10:48 am The complainant told the police that on September 18, his colleague Sarbani Ghosh in the radiation department received an email at 2.39 pm.A case of defamation and cheating by impersonation has been registered against an unidentified person after the director of Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) approached the Bhoiwada police complaining that two fake email accounts had been created in his name. The police said the complainant came to know about the email accounts after the unknown suspect allegedly sent emails to his colleagues asking for favours. The complainant told the police that on Septem...
IPL 2020: We struggled to get combination right in absence of Indian batsmen, says Fleming | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2020: We struggled to get combination right in absence of Indian batsmen, says Fleming | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming on Sunday admitted that they struggled to get their batting combination right during the first leg of the IPL, resulting in their maiden ouster from the tournament before the play-off stages. While the ever-dependable Suresh Raina opted out due to personal reasons, young Ruturaj Gaikwad, who scored a hattrick of fifties in their last three games, was sidelined by the COVID-19 initially. "We had some challenges around the balance of the side. We have some setbacks, players leaving and COVID and we struggled really to find a combination suiting the conditions," Fleming said at the post-match presentation ceremony. "At the start, we played our first three games in each of the venues. We did well in the first game but then got expose...
Mumbai: Street vendors & their still sluggish businesses
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Mumbai: Street vendors & their still sluggish businesses

Written by Abha Goradia | Mumbai | Updated: November 2, 2020 4:11:32 am Harish Thakur (69) and Latika Thakur (65)Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Mumbai teemed with street vendors who provided a variety of services in the city’s informal economy. From ear cleaners to roadside bone-setters, to barbers who used to operate from under the shade of trees — the pandemic has hit the hardest businesses that operate beyond government oversight and without labour protection. The Indian Express takes a look at what has happened to such workers, who used to add so much to Mumbai’s life. # Harish Thakur (69) and Latika Thakur (65)Occupation: Sell corn cobs at Aksa bea...
‘My ex doesn’t get why I’m mad he brought me back the wrong baby’
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‘My ex doesn’t get why I’m mad he brought me back the wrong baby’

A mum has been left raging after her ex dropped off the wrong baby.*Gina was in the middle of a work call when her ex *Sean dropped off her 17-month-old son at the house after a week at his place.He silently placed the sleeping little boy in his carrier on the floor and crept back outside.It was around 10 minutes later, when the toddler started to cry, that Gina made a shocking discovery.“I immediately noticed that this was not my son, as my son has blue eyes, and this baby had green eyes,” Gina wrote on Reddit.“Taking off the baby's hat also showed dark blond hair, and not my son's light brown hair.“I immediately called Sean, in full panic mode, telling him to bring me the correct child right this second.”Want to join the family? Sign up to our Kidspot newsletter for more stories like ...
Bella Vista marble mansion with seven-car garage and home theatre to break suburb record – realestate.com.au
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Bella Vista marble mansion with seven-car garage and home theatre to break suburb record – realestate.com.au

This mega mansion in Bella Vista is on the market. An enormous marble mansion with two “Presidential suites”, a seven-car garage, wine cellar and a home theatre has come up for sale. The six-bedroom house branded as “Bella Vista’s mega mansion” has nearly 1000sqm of internal space across three levels. MORE: Inside Karl Stefanovic’s waterfront mansion Breathtaking estate has private golf hole and infinity pool Aussie race car driver buys Mount Panorama home The property at 49 Brighton Drive has a guide of $4m and includes marble floors and feature walls, elaborate ornaments and contemporary luxury. One of the bedrooms has a marble feature wall. The price point means the home should easily smash the current suburb record of $3.368m held by 19 Ravenswood Rise. Located in the exclusive Bel...
Who will stop historical wrongs from repeating itself? | India News – Times of India
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Who will stop historical wrongs from repeating itself? | India News – Times of India

History repeats itself, including the good, bad and ugly. This oft repeated line comes from Spanish-American author George Santayana’s famous quote - “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Studying history is necessary to avoid repeating past mistakes.” Applying the Santayana-test, was the anger among Muslims over the alleged ‘blasphemous” depiction of Prophet Mohammed in cartoons in January 2015 by French news weekly ‘Charlie Hedbo’ a repetition of history? The media house paid a bloody price for professing right to free speech, albeit in a questionable and hurtful manner for the Muslim religious sentiments. Two Islamic radical brothers barged into its office and gunned down 12 members of its staff. Five years later, a teacher did not learn the lesson. He showe...
A year on, BMC says only ‘general’ component of property tax to be waived
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A year on, BMC says only ‘general’ component of property tax to be waived

Written by Sanjana Bhalerao | Mumbai | Updated: November 2, 2020 11:53:18 am For the year 2018-19, while the target was Rs 5,206 crore, BMC collected Rs 5,082 crore. For 2019-20, the target was Rs 5,600 crore but only Rs 4,100 crore was collected.A year after then Devendra Fadnavis government cleared a Bill to exempt property tax of residential properties measuring up to 500 sq ft in Mumbai, the BMC is likely to exempt only the “general tax” component of the tax. Officials said property tax comprises eight components, including general tax, water tax, sewerage tax, education cess, tree cess and water benefit tax among others. General tax constitutes ar...
Ronaldo scores twice on return from COVID-19 in Juve win | Football News – Times of India
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Ronaldo scores twice on return from COVID-19 in Juve win | Football News – Times of India

LA SPEZIA ( Italy): Cristiano Ronaldo made an immediate impact on his return from a COVID-19 infection on Sunday, scoring three minutes after coming on as a substitute before converting a penalty to lead Juventus to a 4-1 Serie A win at Spezia. The Serie A champions, pegged back at 1-1 when the 35-year-old entered the fray, scored three times in 20 minutes after his arrival as they went second in the table. Alvaro Morata and Adrien Rabiot were also on target as Andrea Pirlo's side bounced back after drawing their previous three Serie A matches -- not including the 3-0 walkover they were awarded against Napoli. Morata, who had three goals disallowed for offside in the 2-0 home defeat by Barcelona on Wednesday, gave Juve the lead in the 14th minute when he swept home Weston McKennie's cro...
Not ‘double engine’ but trouble engine, Lalu Yadav hits back at PM Modi | India News – Times of India
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Not ‘double engine’ but trouble engine, Lalu Yadav hits back at PM Modi | India News – Times of India

PATNA: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, currently in jail, on Sunday waded into the campaigning ahead of the second phase of the Bihar polls with a jibe on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "double engine" slogan for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Janata Dal (United) alliance terming it a "trouble engine". "It is a trouble engine, not a double engine. Where was the double engine while bringing back the trapped workers in the lockdown?" the RJD chief posted on Twitter. PM Modi while addressing a rally earlier today in Chapra which is Lalu Yadav's bastion, had said that the "NDA's double-engine government is committed to development, but "double-double Yuvraj" (Congress and RJD) are only concerned about protecting their respective thrones." Modi slammed the RJD-Congres...
Shooter tests COVID positive at Karni Singh range, national camp to go on | More sports News – Times of India
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Shooter tests COVID positive at Karni Singh range, national camp to go on | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: An athlete training in the national capital's Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range has tested positive for COVID-19, the Sports Authority of India said on Sunday but maintained that it will not hamper the ongoing national camp. Last month, SAI had approved a two-month long coaching camp for the Olympic core group shooters from October 15 to December 14. "An NCOE (National Centre of Excellence) athlete training at Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in the 10 metre range has tested positive for the coronavirus. The athlete who last visited the range on October 28th in the second half of the day, intimated to his coach that his test result had come positive," SAI said in a statement. "All NCOE athletes who were training at the time this shooter had last visited the range have been asked to ...