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Day: November 15, 2020

Amid talk of rift, Farooq gives Mehbooba Mufti free hand in alliance seat-sharing | India News – Times of India
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Amid talk of rift, Farooq gives Mehbooba Mufti free hand in alliance seat-sharing | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: The newly formed People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Sunday authorised PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti to choose which seats her party would like to contest in the first-ever District Development Council polls in J&K, setting at rest speculation about discord among the constituents of the non-BJP caucus over seat-sharing. A senior PAGD functionary said chairman Farooq Abdullah initiated the move by personally calling Mehbooba to join a meeting convened by him amid talk of resentment among the alliance partners over National Conference hogging the lion's share of 22 seats for the first phase of the elections on November 28. The former CM deputed PDP general secretary G N Lone Hanjura to represent her at the meeting at Farooq's residence. Late Sunday, the alliance an...
Pak launch pads active, around 300 terrorists waiting to infiltrate: IG BSF | India News – Times of India
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Pak launch pads active, around 300 terrorists waiting to infiltrate: IG BSF | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: wo foiled infiltration attempts in a week to go with unprovoked shelling by Pakistan have confirmed suspicions that terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir are active and around 300 terrorists are still waiting for an opportunity to cross over, BSF (Kashmir) inspector general Rajesh Mishra said on Sunday. “Security forces are ready to foil all infiltration bids that will be made before heavy winter snowfall blocks the infiltration routes,” Mishra told reporters at the wreath-laying ceremony of slain BSF sub-inspector Rakesh Doval, who was killed in action along with four soldiers and as many civilians when Pakistan violated its ceasefire with India across multiple sectors last Friday. India retaliated to the mortar attacks along the 778-km long LoC the s...
Peru’s interim leader announces resignation after upheaval – Times of India
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Peru’s interim leader announces resignation after upheaval – Times of India

LIMA, PERU: Peru's interim president announced his resignation Sunday as the nation plunged into its worst constitutional crisis in two decades following massive protests unleashed when Congress ousted the nation's popular leader. In a short televised address, Manuel Merino said he'd acted within the law when he was sworn into office as chief of state Tuesday, despite protesters' allegations that Congress had. staged a parliamentary coup. "I, like everyone, want what's best for our country,'' he said. The decision came after a night of unrest in which dozens of protesters were injured from blunt force, tear gas or projectiles that rights groups say came predominantly from police using excessive force to quell the protests. A network of human rights groups reported that 112 people had be...
LoC Shelling: ‘He was set to come next month to see his newborn. Now his body is arriving’
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LoC Shelling: ‘He was set to come next month to see his newborn. Now his body is arriving’

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | November 16, 2020 4:33:22 am Army personnel pay tribute to Subodh Ghosh at Panagarh Air Force Station on Sunday. (Express photo)-In the festival season, Raghunathpur village in Nadia district was eerily quiet since it learnt that its 22-year-old braveheart Subodh Ghosh was among the four soldiers killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan at Baramulla sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. Subodh’s coffin draped in Tri-colour reached the Panagarh Air Force station on Sunday evening where a wreath laying ceremony was held. It was taken by road to Raghunathpur where his last rites will be conducted under the station ...
West Bengal: GST shortfall Amit Mitra flags higher rate for states, wants Centre to borrow Rs 1.8 lakh cr
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West Bengal: GST shortfall Amit Mitra flags higher rate for states, wants Centre to borrow Rs 1.8 lakh cr

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | November 16, 2020 4:29:34 am West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra.West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra has written a letter to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman questioning a higher RBI interest rate for borrowings by the states to meet the shortfall in the GST revenue. In the letter written on Friday, Mitra said that many states at the GST Council meetings in August and October have argued that the Central government borrow from RBI’s special window to meet the gap between the projected revenue growth of 14 per cent and the GST collection. Mitra said the Centre has come up with a new proposal to borrow Rs 1.10 la...
Imperfect 10 for Tiger Woods at Augusta’s 12th hole | Golf News – Times of India
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Imperfect 10 for Tiger Woods at Augusta’s 12th hole | Golf News – Times of India

AUGUSTA: Defending champion Tiger Woods made an ignominious 10 at the famous par-three 12th hole in the final round at the Masters on Sunday. It was his highest score on the hole by four shots. In 89 previous rounds at Augusta National, he had never had worse than triple-bogey. Woods' problems started when his tee shot, an eight-iron from 155 yards, landed short of the green and rolled back into the tributary of Rae's Creek that has gobbled up so many balls over the year. The way the former world number one played the hole was a far cry from last year, when Woods safely found the putting surface to seize control of the tournament while four of his nearest rivals ran into trouble. After taking a penalty stroke, he pitched his third shot onto the green, but the soft putting surface repell...
Maharashtra Police to get brass bullet cartridges converted into name plates, medals & trophies
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Maharashtra Police to get brass bullet cartridges converted into name plates, medals & trophies

Written by Srinath Rao | Mumbai | November 16, 2020 4:12:19 am “Once you fire a bullet, its cartridge is useless. A large number of cartridges pile up at our firing ranges after practice sessions. Since they cannot be used again, we are getting them recycled,” said S Jagannathan, Additional Director General of Police (Planning and Coordination).The Maharashtra Police has appointed a private contractor to re-purpose used brass bullet cartridges into names plates, medals and trophies. “Once you fire a bullet, its cartridge is useless. A large number of cartridges pile up at our firing ranges after practice sessions. Since they cannot be used again, we are...
SWAMITVA scheme: Property cards in hand, Uttarakhand villagers now look to securing bank loans
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SWAMITVA scheme: Property cards in hand, Uttarakhand villagers now look to securing bank loans

Written by Lalmani Verma | Dehradun | November 16, 2020 4:05:40 am An official in the Panchayati Raj Department said a survey of residential properties in rural areas is being undertaken for the first time in Uttarakhand.Four years ago, Saurabh Godiyal decided to set up a guest house outside his native village Goda in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal district. However, when the 26-year-old approached Industry Department officials to secure a loan of Rs 35 lakh, he was offered only Rs 2 lakh. Disheartened, Saurabh dropped the idea and migrated to Haridwar, where he started a tours and travel business. However, when his father Anusuya Prasad (59), a teacher, g...
SC plea today, journalist’s family asks: Aren’t we citizens?
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SC plea today, journalist’s family asks: Aren’t we citizens?

Written by Shaju Philip , Manish Sahu | Lucknow, Thiruvananthapuram | November 16, 2020 4:05:32 am Kappan’s wife Raihana and their children. (Express photo)Seven days after his arrest, Republic TV Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami obtained interim bail from the Supreme Court in an alleged suicide abetment case. Forty-one days after his arrest, another journalist is still waiting for justice from the country’s highest court. It’s a traumatic wait, says his family. “After hearing that Arnab Goswami was granted bail, I am forced to think that my husband was denied due justice. Since the arrest, the court and jail authorities have not allowed us to eve...
Pronab Sen: ‘Many schemes can be expanded… But states need money… Centre has been tardy in releasing funds’
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Pronab Sen: ‘Many schemes can be expanded… But states need money… Centre has been tardy in releasing funds’

By: Express News Service | November 16, 2020 4:00:27 am Noted economist Pronab Sen. (Illustration: Suvajit Dey)Pronab Sen talks about the impact of the government’s economic stimulus, highlights the need for traders to have access to credit, assesses why the new method to calculate GDP is better, and says lockdowns in towns to control will hurt due to supply chain disruption.The session was moderated by Special Correspondent Aanchal Magazine. AANCHAL MAGAZINE: The government announced the third tranche of the economic stimulus recently. In your views, what has been its impact? The Indian economy has already suffered a loss of about Rs 18 to 20 lakh crore relative...
ATKMB, Mumbai City’s jersey sponsors linked to large online betting companies
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ATKMB, Mumbai City’s jersey sponsors linked to large online betting companies

Written by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | Updated: November 16, 2020 9:00:25 am Mumbai City sponsor DafaNews is an offshoot of Dafabet. (Source: Mumbai City FC/Twitter)When the new season of Indian Super League (ISL) kicks off November 20, ATK Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City will showcase the names of two different sports websites on their players’ jerseys as their principal sponsors. But both the websites have another common link: they are backed by online betting companies. On November 2, Mumbai named DafaNews as their sponsors for the season, which will be held in Goa in a bio-secure bubble. Four days later, ATK Mohun Bagan declared SBOTOP.net as their pri...
Sponsors of two top football clubs in ISL are linked to large online betting companies
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Sponsors of two top football clubs in ISL are linked to large online betting companies

Written by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | November 16, 2020 4:00:20 am Mumbai City sponsor DafaNews is an offshoot of Dafabet. (Source: Mumbai City FC/Twitter)When the new season of Indian Super League (ISL) kicks off November 20, ATK Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City will showcase the names of two different sports websites on their players’ jerseys as their principal sponsors. But both the websites have another common link: they are backed by online betting companies. On November 2, Mumbai named DafaNews as their sponsors for the season, which will be held in Goa in a bio-secure bubble. Four days later, ATK Mohun Bagan declared SBOTOP.net as their principal spo...
Bernard Tomic makes adult website debut
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Bernard Tomic makes adult website debut

Aussie tennis star Bernard Tomic has made his adult website debut with former reality TV contestant Vanessa Sierra. Just days after the pair went public with their relationship in a series of racy Instagram posts, a clip of the pair fooling around has appeared on the Love Island star’s OnlyFans page.Tomic appeared in a video on the adult site on Sunday after the couple released a teaser image on the 25-year-old’s Instagram page.The image shows the 28-year-old former top 20 tennis player lying across Sierra’s legs on the floor and biting her bare bottom as she smoulders towards the camera in her underwear.Kayo is your ticket to the best sport streaming Live & On-Demand. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >The image, which appeared on Sierra’s I...
Govt says expect Governor’s nod for Shetti, Khadse as nominated MLCs by November 21
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Govt says expect Governor’s nod for Shetti, Khadse as nominated MLCs by November 21

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | November 16, 2020 3:36:25 am Rubbishing reports that Shetti and Khadse are not in contention for the nominated Legislative Council seats, a senior leader said: “We have looked into all legal and constitutional aspects and are ready to contest the same if the nominations under the Governor quota are not accepted.”The Uddhav Thackeray government is going ahead with its plan to get Raju Shetti, the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana president, and Eknath Khadse, who recently quit BJP and joined NCP, elected to the state Legislative Council via the Governor’s quota. Rubbishing reports that Shetti and Khadse are not in contention for the...
Non-domicile subjects of Jammu & Kashmir are entitled to file RTIs related to UT: Jitendra Singh | India News – Times of India
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Non-domicile subjects of Jammu & Kashmir are entitled to file RTIs related to UT: Jitendra Singh | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Non-domicile or non-state subjects of Jammu and Kashmir are entitled to file RTI applications related to issues of the Union Territory (UT), Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Sunday. The minister held a meeting with newly appointed Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha during the day in which he discussed various matters related to the office of the CIC. Sinha briefed Singh on the status of disposal of RTI applications from Jammu and Kashmir ever since the Union Territory was brought under the purview of the CIC earlier this year, according to a Personnel Ministry statement. Singh, the Minister of State for Personnel, referred to a number of new initiatives taken under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to improve the functioning of the ...
Kriti Sanon looks like a vision to behold; channels her inner poet – Times of India
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Kriti Sanon looks like a vision to behold; channels her inner poet – Times of India

Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon took to her Instagram handle to share an alluring picture of herself, which was accompanied by her poetic words which read, “For once in life..Unleash your heart, And let it take the lead..Let it twirl you fearlessly..And sweep you off your feet..Listen, as it whispers the song..That made it skip a beat..It knows no right..It knows no wrong.. Just loves, hurts, forgives & repeats” and signed off. In the picture, Kriti can be adorning a beautiful black outfit. Messed up hair and kohl-rimmed eyes tied her whole look together. She is seen nailing her pose with utmost perfection, as her eyes glaze and the shutterbugs capture her. On the work front, Kriti would next be seen sharing screen space with Rajkummar Rao in Dinesh Vijjan’s next. She was last seen...
IPL auctions in mind, BCCI may have Mushtaq Ali T20 before Ranji Trophy | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL auctions in mind, BCCI may have Mushtaq Ali T20 before Ranji Trophy | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI in all likelihood, will organise the National T20 Championship for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in early January to kickstart the COVID-19-curtailed domestic season keeping the IPL-14 auctions in mind. It has been learnt that the BCCI has already sent feelers to a few state associations where there are multiple grounds and five-star hotels to create a bio-bubble environment for a minimum of three teams. "Yes, the IPL auctions this year will be important for at least two to three teams which is weak on Indian talent. For their talent scouts, IPL will be an absolute necessity. So its only logical that Mushtaq Ali happens before Ranji Trophy," a state unit official told PTI on conditions of anonymity. The official informed that BCCI is looking at those state units where ...
Beed: 22-year-old woman dies after man throws acid on her, sets her ablaze
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Beed: 22-year-old woman dies after man throws acid on her, sets her ablaze

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: November 16, 2020 11:40:32 am The woman had sustained 50 to 60 per cent burns and succumbed on Sunday morning.A 22-year-old woman, who was found in a quarry with severe acid injuries and burns at a secluded location in Maharashtra’s Beed district on Saturday afternoon, succumbed to her injuries in hospital on Sunday morning. The investigation by police, based on the statement given by the woman before her death, has revealed that a 25-year-old man with whom she was travelling from Pune to Nanded district had thrown acid on her and set her ablaze by pouring petrol on her before abandoning her in the quarry on Ambajogai Ro...
Erdogan visits North Cyprus, calls for two-state solution for island – Times of India
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Erdogan visits North Cyprus, calls for two-state solution for island – Times of India

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called for an equal "two-state" solution in Cyprus during a visit on Sunday to the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of the island, drawing a rebuke from the internationally recognised government in the south. Erdogan also said Turkey and Northern Cyprus would no longer tolerate what he called "diplomacy games" in an international dispute over rights to offshore resources in the Eastern Mediterranean. Cyprus has been split along ethnic lines since a Turkish invasion in 1974 triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup. Only Ankara recognises Northern Cyprus as an independent state and it has no diplomatic relations with the government of Cyprus, which is a member of the European Union. "Our priority is to ensure a fair, lasting and sustainable soluti...