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Post-Covid solutions for transport to be awarded
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Post-Covid solutions for transport to be awarded

Written by Avishek G Dastidar | New Delhi | November 9, 2020 5:29:22 am From moving scores of migrant labourers to their villages to providing essential supplies during lockdown, India is going to award urban mobility solutions adopted during the country’s struggle against the pandemic.(Express Photo by Vishal Srivastava/File)From moving scores of migrant labourers to their villages to providing essential supplies during lockdown, India is going to award urban mobility solutions adopted during the country’s struggle against the pandemic. As many as 45 cities have sent in their entries to be considered for the 13th Urban Mobility India confer...
DC vs SRH: Delhi Capitals enter maiden IPL final with 17-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad | Cricket News – Times of India
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DC vs SRH: Delhi Capitals enter maiden IPL final with 17-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad | Cricket News – Times of India

The image of Marcus Stoinis pulling out a Hulk-like celebratory grunt after dismissing Manish Pandey nearly summed Delhi Capitals' day. They shed all inhibitions that crept into their game in the last fortnight, pumped their muscles and literally pounded Sunrisers Hyderabad out of the race for a spot in Tuesday's final against Mumbai Indians. With this exhibition of their power game, the Delhi franchise have qualified for the IPL final for the first time. Stoinis, with bat and ball, was at the forefront in setting up the emphatic 17-run win even as a quintessential whirlwind Shikhar Dhawan 50-ball 78-run knock helped Capitals post 189/3. Stoinis picked up the masterful Kane Williamson for a 45-ball 67 and snuffing out Sunrisers' late charge in 17th over. Stoinis finished with figures 3/...
Mend your ways or will have to go to crematorium: Dilip Ghosh to TMC cadres | India News – Times of India
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Mend your ways or will have to go to crematorium: Dilip Ghosh to TMC cadres | India News – Times of India

HALDIA: BJP's West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh said on Sunday that his party would "restore democracy" in the state if voted to power, warning TMC cadres to mend their ways or they will have to either visit hospital or crematorium. Ghosh, who was addressing a rally in Haldia town in the East Midnapore district, said the Centre will ensure free and fair assembly elections in the state, likely to be held in April-May next year. "I want to assure that the central government is with all of you. The Centre will ensure free and fair assembly elections in the state. The people will be able to excise their democratic right without any fear," Ghosh said. He said that the days of the TMC government are numbered. "The assembly polls would not be held with the state police but in the presence...
With 9-ft bronze statue, UK to honour 21 heroes of Saragarhi who killed 200 – Times of India
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With 9-ft bronze statue, UK to honour 21 heroes of Saragarhi who killed 200 – Times of India

LONDON: A nine-foot-tall bronze statue of Havildar Ishar Singh, who led 20 Sikh soldiers valiantly fighting to their last breath while defending their signal post during the Battle of Saragarhi against more than 10,000 Afghan tribesmen in September 1897, is set to become the first monument in Britain specifically honouring the fallen heroes. The 21 soldiers from the 36th (Sikh) Regiment of Bengal Infantry made a valiant last stand fighting for more than six hours to the bitter end leaving around 180 to 200 Pathan tribesmen dead. The memorial to the battle, the subject of 2019 Bollywood blockbuster 'Kesari' starring Akshay Kumar, will be unveiled next to the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton in September 2021. The gurdwara congregation has so far raised £50,000 (Rs 48 lak...
Ghosh’s threat to TMC: Correct yourself or brace for violence
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Ghosh’s threat to TMC: Correct yourself or brace for violence

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | November 9, 2020 4:55:19 am West Bengal BJP president Dilip GhoshWest Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Sunday once agains raked up a controversy as he threatened Chief Minister “Mamata Banerjee’s people” with dire consequences if they indulge in violence. Addressing party workers in East Midnapore district’s Haldia, Ghosh said, “I am telling Mamata Banerjee’s people who indulge in mischief to correct themselves within six months or else their hands, legs, ribs and heads will be broken. You will have to go to hospital before being able to go home. If they increase mischief, then they will be sent to crematorium.” ...
Aussie suburbs that could be ‘unliveable’
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Aussie suburbs that could be ‘unliveable’

Huge swathes of our suburbs are in danger of becoming virtually unliveable with residents jumping from “aircon to aircon via a car with aircon” to avoid the searing heat.That’s one of the conclusions of a new report that has also found that in just seven years the number of trees in 69 per cent of urban areas has dramatically dropped. Without enough trees shading city streets, temperatures can be as much as 10C hotter.And one of the biggest culprits of cranking up the heat in our suburbs is homeowners clearing trees to build, among other things, swimming pools – ironically to cool down on hot days.Associate Professor Joe Hurley from RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research said city greenery not only helped put the lid on heat, it was also key in managing stormwater and provided physical and me...
BJP and TMC spar over Suvendu Adhikari, Congress chimes in
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BJP and TMC spar over Suvendu Adhikari, Congress chimes in

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: November 9, 2020 10:50:46 am Suvendu AdhikariDays before senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and state minister Suvendu Adhikari’s rally in Nandigram in Purba Medinipur district, a war of words erupted between the BJP and the ruling party on Sunday over the possibility of the minister joining the saffron party. The Congress also commented on the matter. The war of words started after Adhikari’s supporters put up rally posters that did not mention his political affiliation or current designation. The posters were seen in districts such as Purba Medinipur, Nadia, Murshidabad, Paschim Bardhaman and Malda. ...
Lotus 123 – Kamala Harris blooms in the American mud pond – Times of India
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Lotus 123 – Kamala Harris blooms in the American mud pond – Times of India

WASHINGTON: A lotus has bloomed in the mud pond that is American politics, long dominated by men - mostly white men. Kamala Harris’ election as the first female Vice-President of the United States – sub-ethnicities and race aside - was celebrated wildly across a country that now has more women voters than men, with the winner herself recognizing the turning point in redressing gender imbalance in history. In remarks that were replete with tributes to women, including to her mother Shyamala Gopalan, Harris said on Saturday that "while I may be the first woman in this office, I won’t be the last, because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities." It encapsulated the message she has said time and again her mother gave her: "Kamala, you may be the firs...
In Gurgaon: Malls, markets miss out on festive cheer amid coronavirus spike
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In Gurgaon: Malls, markets miss out on festive cheer amid coronavirus spike

Written by Sakshi Dayal | Gurgaon | November 9, 2020 4:30:00 am Footfall is very low for this time of the year, many said. (Archive)With Diwali less than a week away, and amid a spike in Covid cases, officials of malls and markets said footfall is “very low” for a festival season as compared to the same time last year. The city recorded 964 cases — the highest so far — on Sunday. “As compared to the festive season last year, footfall is at least 20% lesser. Many are purchasing items online… 20% is a big amount during festive season, it will make a big difference,” said Aman Bajaj, member, MGF Metropolitan Mall Association. At Ambience Mall, an official ...
Delhi: Electric Vehicle policy to be featured in dialogue series
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Delhi: Electric Vehicle policy to be featured in dialogue series

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 9, 2020 7:36:07 am Delhi's new Electric Vehicle (EV) policy is garnering attention internationally. (Representational Image)Delhi’s new Electric Vehicle (EV) policy is garnering attention internationally with the state government being invited to take part in a series of dialogues organised by The Climate Group in collaboration with the UN High-Level Climate Champions and the COP26 Presidency. According to officials, the event, ‘Race to Zero Dialogues: Launching the global race to zero-emission mobility’, which will focus on climate change, will be held virtually from November 9-19. Delhi is amo...
Tara Sutaria is a vision to behold in shades of black and white – Times of India
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Tara Sutaria is a vision to behold in shades of black and white – Times of India

Bollywood actress Tara Sutaria enjoys a massive fan following. This time the diva took to her Instagram handle to share an alluring picture of herself in monochrome shades. The ‘Marjaavaan’ actress looked gorgeous, as the breeze played with her hair. In the picture, Tara can be seen leaning on cruise as she striked a pose with utmost perfection. She can be seen enjoying the breathtaking view of the waters, as the camera captured her. On the work front, Tara would be seen alongside Ahan Shetty for the Hindi remake of ‘RX100’. She will also be starring in Mohit Suri’s ‘Ek Villain 2’ alongside Aditya Roy Kapoor, John Abraham and Disha Patani. She made her debut along with Ananya Panday in Karan Johar’s ‘Student Of The Year 2’. She was last seen sharing screen space with Sidharth Malhotr...
Joe Biden goes to church, Donald Trump hits golf course after US election result – Times of India
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Joe Biden goes to church, Donald Trump hits golf course after US election result – Times of India

WASHINGTON: A day after becoming the President-elect, Joe Biden went to a church for Sunday prayers, while outgoing US President Donald Trump headed to a golf course in a Virginia suburb. Biden, 77, drove down to the St Joseph, a historic Roman Catholic church complex, in New Castle County in Delaware. He was joined by his daughter Ashley Biden and his grandson Hunter. Trump, 74, after a series of tweets on Sunday morning, headed to his golf course in a Virginia suburb of Washington DC. A handful of demonstrators lined the sidewalks near the entrance of the golf course. Some of them held placards reading: "ORANGE CRUSHED"; "TRUMPTY DUMPTY HAD A GREAT FALL". There were also a few pro-Trump signboards. Trump was playing golf on Saturday when major US news networks announced that he had lo...
Delhi: Domestic breeding checkers take on multiple roles
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Delhi: Domestic breeding checkers take on multiple roles

Written by Abhinav Rajput | New Delhi | Updated: November 9, 2020 7:28:51 am South MCD Mayor Anamika Mithilesh said controlling the spread of mosquito-borne diseases has largely been due to the efforts of DBC workers. (File Photo)For Sunil Kumar, a domestic breeding checker (DBC) employed by the South MCD for 12 years, the day starts around 8 am when he clocks his attendance at the zonal office in Mehrauli. He then visits houses in the area — distributing awareness pamphlets, spraying medicines inside coolers during summers, checking for mosquitogenic breeding conditions in water tanks. The 36-year-old typically inspect 50-60 houses a day. “We put medi...
Bid To Woo Tribals: BJP, TMC leaders rush to Shah’s host with aid promises
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Bid To Woo Tribals: BJP, TMC leaders rush to Shah’s host with aid promises

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | November 9, 2020 4:15:03 am The Hansdas hosted Amit Shah on November 5. (File)An Adivasi family in Bankura district that hosted Union Home Minister Amit Shah for lunch earlier this week suddenly finds itself in the middle of a tug of war between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress (TMC). Leaders of both parties made their way to the family’s home in Chaturdihi village over the past two days, and assured Bibhishan Hansda of financial and medical aid for his teenage daughter who is suffering from a rare diabetic disorder. On Sunday, BJP MP from Bankura Dr Subhas Sarkar visited the Hansda residence and promised the fami...
Political scientist CP Bhambri dies at 87
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Political scientist CP Bhambri dies at 87

Written by Aranya Shankar | New Delhi | Updated: November 9, 2020 7:31:56 am C P Bhambri. (Photo by Samim Asgor Ali)Renowned political scientist and Professor Emeritus at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) C P Bhambri (87), known as much for his staunch secular and Marxist stance as his roaring laughter, passed away in the early hours of Sunday. One of the founding faculty members of JNU’s Centre for Political Studies, Bhambri was born in Multan in pre-Partition Pakistan on March 28, 1933, and moved to Kanpur with his family post Partition. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter. “He was battling pulmonary issues for a long time, it got worse in r...
Bengal: Farmer, four of his family found dead
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Bengal: Farmer, four of his family found dead

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: November 9, 2020 10:42:15 am The bodies of Barman’s wife Mallika (32), mother Ulubala (60) and his daughters, aged ten and seven, were found in two rooms.A 33-year-old farmer and four of his family members were found dead in their home in Dakshin Dinajpur district’s Jamalpur village on Sunday. The bodies were recovered at 6 am, and then sent for autopsy. Sources in the police said Anup Barman was found hanging while the others — his wife, two daughters and mother — had head injuries. Prima facie, it seems Barman killed the others and then died by suicide. The bodies of Barman’s wife Mallika (32), mother Ul...
Bengal: Recovery brings down active cases below 35K
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Bengal: Recovery brings down active cases below 35K

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: November 9, 2020 12:15:42 pm The recovery surge drove down active cases in the other South Bengal districts outside the epicentre with over a thousand patients. (Representational)West Bengal’s Covid-19 recovery rate continued to climb on Sunday as it rose to 89.67 per cent after a record 4,383 patients were declared recovered. The state added 3,920 new cases, but its active caseload dropped to 34,566 on account of the recovery surge. However, in a worrying sign, active cases continued to rise in Kolkata (7,497) and North 24 Parganas (7,151) in the heart of the pandemic epicentre in South Bengal. The infect...
Medvedev beats Zverev to win Paris Masters title | Tennis News – Times of India
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Medvedev beats Zverev to win Paris Masters title | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Third seed Daniil Medvedev claimed his first Paris Masters title at Bercy Arena on Sunday by battling back from a set down to beat Germany's Alexander Zverev. The Russian was on top form in a high-quality encounter, winning 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 to secure his first trophy of the season and the eighth of his career. "It's great, I'm really happy. As I always say, I don't always show this after matches, but I'm always happy to win," said Medvedev after securing his third Masters title. Both players will now turn their attentions to the ATP Tour Finals in London, an event won by Zverev in 2018. Medvedev has had an up-and-down season, but was at his best this week in Paris, continuing his magnificent record on hard courts -- all of his ATP titles have come on the surface. "Before this tourna...
Kejriwal lauds people as Delhi records least number of dengue cases in 5 years
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Kejriwal lauds people as Delhi records least number of dengue cases in 5 years

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 9, 2020 7:25:31 am CM Arvind Kejriwal checks for mosquito breeding spots at homeWhile the number of dengue cases and deaths in Delhi has been declining constantly in the last five years, this year has seen the lowest cases and zero deaths. Data shared by the MCD shows the city recorded 612 cases of the vector-borne disease between January 1 and October 31 as compared to 1,069 cases and two deaths during the same time last year. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday attributed the decline to the efforts and initiatives of residents during the state government’s 10-week dengue awareness campaign — ‘10 Hafte 1...
IPL 2020: Dhawan completes 600 runs, surpasses Rohit in all-time run-getters list | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2020: Dhawan completes 600 runs, surpasses Rohit in all-time run-getters list | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI (UAE) : Delhi Capitals batsman Shikhar Dhawan completed 600 runs in the 13th edition of the IPL and also surpassed Rohit Sharma in the tournament's all-time run-getters list on Sunday. Dhawan achieved the double feat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2. The southpaw became the second batsman for the side after Rishabh Pant to score 600 or more runs in a single season. 6⃣0⃣3⃣* for @SDhawan25 in #IPL2020, his most in any @IPL season 💙👏W. H. A. T. A. P. L. A. Y. E. R 💙#DCvSRH… https://t.co/rlhsjIcEdf— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from 🇦🇪) (@DelhiCapitals) 1604851252000The opening batsman along with Marcus Stoinis provided a flying start to the side. The Australian all-rounder departed after playing a knock of 38 runs. Dhawan smashed his sixth half-century of the season. He sco...