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Despite fears of violence, election day proceeds smoothly as millions line up to vote
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Despite fears of violence, election day proceeds smoothly as millions line up to vote

By: New York Times | November 4, 2020 5:20:03 am Voters fill out their ballots near doors boarded up as a precaution for potential unrest at the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland, Calif., Nov. 3, 2020. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times) (Written by Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Jennifer Steinhauer and Nicole Perlroth) Despite fears of widespread intimidation or disruptions at polling places, voting for a vast majority of Americans proceeded smoothly by midday on Tuesday with sporadic reports of robocalls, text messages, and some live calls meant to confuse and dissuade voters, or scattered incidents, but few major problems. “It’s definitely a relief so far,” said Daryl John...
Three TMC workers shot at by suspects in Chinsurah murder case
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Three TMC workers shot at by suspects in Chinsurah murder case

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | November 4, 2020 5:19:41 am According to the three, the three are known criminals. The Chandannagar Police Commissionerate has been informed about the arrests. The police are now trying to find out why the three were in Canning.Three Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers in South 24 Parganas’ Canning area were injured on Monday night in a shooting blamed on men suspected of being involved in a gruesome murder in Hooghly district last month, the police said on Tuesday. They have been admitted to SSKM Hospital in Kolkata. The condition of two of them — Moslem Ali Molla and Majed Ali Gaji — is said to be serious. “Three per...
I learnt how to use the console to play a DJ on screen: Fatima Sana Shaikh – Times of India
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I learnt how to use the console to play a DJ on screen: Fatima Sana Shaikh – Times of India

Actors are often seen taking up the challenge of learning a new skill for the character that they have to portray on screen. It involves anything from learning a new language, dance form, martial arts or even a musical instrument. For her role in Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, Fatima Sana Shaikh got a chance to try her hand at something that’s rather hatke. The actress, who plays an aspiring DJ in the film, learnt the art of using the music console for her role in the comic caper. In the film directed by Abhishek Sharma, Manoj Bajpayee owns a wedding detective agency that runs background checks on prospective grooms, while Fatima plays his sister, and Diljit Dosanjh takes on the role of his nemesis. For her role as Tulsi, a fiery Maharashtrian girl from the 90s who secretly aspires to be a DJ,...
West Bengal: DM transferred hours after meeting Dhankhar
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West Bengal: DM transferred hours after meeting Dhankhar

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | November 4, 2020 5:08:47 am "I am pleased to announce that we now have 4,000 MBBS seats for Bengal's vibrant medical students," CM Mamata Banerjee said. File In a major administrative reshuffle, the state government has transferred Darjeeling District Magistrate (DM) Ponnambalam S to the land and land reforms department, where he will be the joint secretary. Paschim Banga Agri Marketing Corporation Managing Director and Public Health Engineering department Project Director Shashank Sethi has succeeded him in the northern district. The notification announcing the reshuffle was issued hours after Ponnabalam met Governor Jagdeep D...
Amit Shah arrives in Bengal today, visit to Dakshineswar temple and tribal areas on the cards
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Amit Shah arrives in Bengal today, visit to Dakshineswar temple and tribal areas on the cards

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | November 4, 2020 5:08:06 am As per the tentative schedule, Shah will land at the city airport on Wednesday evening and will stay the night at a Rajarhat hotel, sources said.Union Home Minister Amit Shah is expected to arrive in Kolkata on Wednesday evening for a two-day trip, during which he will attend several programmes. Shah’s visit to West Bengal assumes significance as the state is likely to go to the polls in six months’ time. As per the tentative schedule, Shah will land at the city airport on Wednesday evening and will stay the night at a Rajarhat hotel, sources said. On November 5, Shah will travel to Bankura district ...
SRH vs MI, IPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad slay Mumbai Indians to qualify for play-offs, Kolkata Knight Riders knocked out | Cricket News – Times of India
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SRH vs MI, IPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad slay Mumbai Indians to qualify for play-offs, Kolkata Knight Riders knocked out | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: Sunrisers Hyderabad thrived on pressure of a must-win game to thrash table toppers Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets and qualify for the IPL play-offs on Tuesday. SCORECARD | BLOG | POINTS TABLESkipper David Warner (81 not out off 57) and Wriddhiman Saha (58 not out off 44) lit up the last league game of the tournament with an unbeaten 151-run opening stand to chase down the 150-run target in 17.1 overs. The bowlers had set up the game nicely for SRH by restricting MI to 149 for eight despite a timely 41 off 25 from veteran Kieron Pollard. A 10-wicket win over #MumbaiIndians as @SunRisers Qualify for #Dream11IPL 2020 Playoffs. https://t.co/j1Ib16fw6b— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1604424951000With their third straight win, SRH finished third in the points table with 14 points and a mu...
Harmanpreet, Mithali excited to start competitive cricket with T20 Challenge | Cricket News – Times of India
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Harmanpreet, Mithali excited to start competitive cricket with T20 Challenge | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: Supernovas and Velocity captains Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj are excited that at last competitive cricket would be returning in the women's game with the T20 Challenge beginning on Wednesday despite the challenges and tough life they had encountered during the quarantine period and inside the bio-bubble. Defending champions Supernovas, led by Harmanpreet, take on Mithali Raj's Velocity in the opening match in a repeat of last year's final, eyeing a third title on the trot. Trailblazers is the third team in the four-match tournament, competing against each other once before the summit clash on November 9. Cricketers from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and New Zealand will also participate. "It has been a long time we have not played cricket, but we are very excited, at least we are ...
US election results: What to watch for as the polls close and the counting begins
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US election results: What to watch for as the polls close and the counting begins

By: New York Times | Updated: November 4, 2020 6:46:35 am A poll worker cleans a voting station after a voter left the Fairfield Greens South Trace Golf Course on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo) (Written by Reid J. Epstein, Annie Karni and Adam Nagourney) The night the nation has been waiting for — and in some quarters dreading — is finally here. For four years, President Donald Trump has run a permanent reelection campaign from the White House, hoping to re-create his 2016 victory, while Democrats have worked to ensure that a president who lost the popular vote by close to 3 million votes was limited to one term in office. A pan...
FBI investigates sinister calls to voters
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FBI investigates sinister calls to voters

The FBI is investigating after voters in several states were swamped with mysterious robocalls telling them to “stay home and stay safe” on election day in the US. The calls were reported in battleground states including Florida and Iowa, among others, while state officials in Michigan, Kansas and New York are also investigating.Michigan Attorney-General Dana Nessel said residents in Flint were being told “due to long lines, they should vote tomorrow” – when the polls have closed.“Obviously this is FALSE and an effort to suppress the vote,” she said on Twitter.“No long lines and today is the last day to vote. Don’t believe the lies! Have your voice heard!”RELATED: Follow our live US election coverage Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer said the calls were attempting to “confuse voters...
UK increases terrorism threat level to ‘severe’ – Times of India
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UK increases terrorism threat level to ‘severe’ – Times of India

LONDON: Britain on Tuesday upgraded the country's terrorism threat level from "substantial" to "severe", after a deadly shooting rampage in Vienna and several attacks across France. "Severe" -- the second-highest of five levels -- means an attack is "highly likely", said the domestic intelligence service MI5, which announced the change on its website. The threat had been deemed "substantial", where an attack is "likely", since November 4 last year. Interior minister Priti Patel said: "This is a precautionary measure and is not based on any specific threat. "The public should continue to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police," she wrote on Twitter. Monday evening's attack in Vienna left four people dead and came on the eve of a month-long coronavirus lockd...
What you need to know before buying MagSafe charger for Apple iPhone 12 mini – Times of India
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What you need to know before buying MagSafe charger for Apple iPhone 12 mini – Times of India

If you are buying the new iPhone 12 Mini then you may want to skip Apple’s new MagSafe wireless charger which offers wireless charging speeds of up to 15W. This is because the charging speed on the iPhone 12 mini is limited to just 12W. So, even if you buy Apple’s 20W power adapter to use the MagSafe charger at full capacity of 15W, you will only get up to 12W wireless charging speeds on the iPhone 12 mini. As per a report by MacRumors, Apple has confirmed the same in its support page and said, “The actual power delivered to the iPhone will vary depending on the wattage of the power adapter and system conditions. For iPhone 12 mini, the MagSafe Charger delivers up to 12W of peak power delivery.” The MagSafe charger costs Rs 4,500 in India. To use the MagSafe Charger with your iPhone 12 ...
BJP uses MGR pic, ADMK says: use your own leader’s
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BJP uses MGR pic, ADMK says: use your own leader’s

Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | November 4, 2020 4:15:35 am Pointing to aggressive, targeted testing, EPS said that Tamil Nadu was conducting the maximum number of RT-PCR tests in the country.The AIADMK has criticised ally BJP for using a photograph of M G Ramachandran (MGR), AIADMK founder and actor, in a video to promote its “Vel Yatra”. “Don’t they have a leader of their own,” asked senior AIADMK minister D Jayakumar, adding that no other party has the “moral right to use MGR’s image”. The three-minute music video, released by the state BJP unit’s cultural wing last week, shows a photograph of MGR, while the Tamil lyrics refer to Prime Minist...
8th round of India-China military talks likely on Nov 6 | India News – Times of India
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8th round of India-China military talks likely on Nov 6 | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The eight round of military talks between India and China is likely to take place on November 6, in yet another bid to defuse the ongoing and deadlocked military confrontation in eastern Ladakh. There has been no headway as yet in deescalating the tense troop confrontation, into its seventh month now, but the two countries have agreed to continue the dialogue to arrive at “a mutually acceptable solution as soon as possible”. China came up with “a fresh set of mutual disengagement proposals” at the marathon 11-hour meeting at Chushul during the seventh round on October 12, as was earlier reported by TOI. But India has stuck to its stand of “complete de-escalation” at the troop face-off sites as well as along the entire Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, with the P...
WATCH| US Elections 2020: Obama Makes Surprise FaceTime Calls To Voters Waiting In Line, Urges Them To Vote Biden
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WATCH| US Elections 2020: Obama Makes Surprise FaceTime Calls To Voters Waiting In Line, Urges Them To Vote Biden

US Elections 2020: While Democrats Presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris have been campaigning relentlessly this US Elections, their star campaigner, former US President Barrack Obama has been finding interesting ways to interact with the voters and garner their support.Follow LIVE UPDATES of US Elections 2020Former President Obama made Facetime calls to voters as they stood in line to cast their ballots in this year's elections.Obama told one of the voters from Florida, “The fact that you’re making your voice heard in this election — which is going to be the most important in my lifetime.”A voter in Arizona told the former president that, “we came here to look for a better life, and I got it.”Obama also spent some of the weekend phoning...
Maharashtra police file slew of FIRs for targeting CM, son on social media
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Maharashtra police file slew of FIRs for targeting CM, son on social media

Written by Mohamed Thaver | Mumbai | Updated: November 4, 2020 6:53:48 am Maharashtra Chief Uddhav Thackeray along with his son Aditya Thackeray. (Express photo: Ganesh Shirsekar)Maharashtra Police have registered at least 10 FIRs against individuals who posted allegedly defamatory content on social media against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya. All these FIRs were filed after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June, following which, according to police, “coordinated attacks”, including trolling and abuse, were launched against the Chief Minister and the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. Some of the accused individuals hav...
Scramble for beds as Delhi marks highest single-day spike for any city: 6,725 cases
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Scramble for beds as Delhi marks highest single-day spike for any city: 6,725 cases

Written by Astha Saxena | New Delhi | November 4, 2020 4:00:49 am Covid-19 testing at a school in Saket, New Delhi. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna) Delhi reported 6,725 Covid cases Tuesday, the highest single-day spike for any city in the country so far, taking the total number of cases in the National Capital to 4,03,096. Prior to this, Pune had recorded 5,939 cases in a day on September 10. The previous highest single-day spike in Delhi was 5,891 cases last Friday. The city saw over 5,000 cases on almost all days over the past week, barring Monday, with the spike putting enormous strain on its private healthcare system. The demand for Covid beds in ...
Jharkhand scholarship scam: Middleman’s diary shows nexus– phone numbers, passwords
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Jharkhand scholarship scam: Middleman’s diary shows nexus– phone numbers, passwords

Written by Abhishek Angad | Ranchi | Updated: November 4, 2020 6:47:35 am Sunrise Public School at Tangar in Ranchi, where three tribal students were shown as Christians. (Express photo: Abhishek Angad) At the heart of the scholarship scam targeting minority students from poor families in Jharkhand is a nexus of middlemen, bank correspondents, school staff in some cases and, of course, gullible parents — or unwitting victims. How their IDs and fingerprints are stolen and the Central scholarship money siphoned off is, in itself, an operation carefully planned and documented, according to a middleman’s diary accessed by The Indian Express. This ruled not...
US elections: In sign-off rallies, Donald Trump and Kamala Harris stick to script
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US elections: In sign-off rallies, Donald Trump and Kamala Harris stick to script

Written by Karishma Mehrotra | Pennsylvania | November 4, 2020 4:00:44 am US president Donald Trump and Vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris. (File)Four miles away from each other and three hours apart, candidates Kamala Harris and Donald Trump were in two different worlds one day before the election. On Monday, the two campaigns held rallies in the same county, Luzerne, which was one of the three counties in Pennsylvania that switched from blue to red in 2016. With 20 electoral votes (out of the required 270) and a 2016 margin of less than a percentage point, Pennsylvania has emerged as the “tipping point” of this election. Democratic candidate Jo...
Accurate forecast helps farmers, fishermen save crores: survey
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Accurate forecast helps farmers, fishermen save crores: survey

Written by Esha Roy | New Delhi | November 4, 2020 3:49:29 am Ninety-four per cent farmers surveyed said this helped them either avoid losses, or increase income.The total annual economic benefits to agricultural households — farmers and livestock owners taken together — from accurate weather forecasting by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and other agencies working under the Ministry of Earth Sciences has been calculated at Rs 13,331 crore, and incremental benefits over the next five years is estimated to be about Rs 48,056 crore for this community, according to a study conducted for the ministry. Annual income gained by fisherfolks, meanwhile...