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Day: November 18, 2020

Women out of work: ‘We were moving up the ladder and ab lagta hai kisi ne seedhi chheen li’
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Women out of work: ‘We were moving up the ladder and ab lagta hai kisi ne seedhi chheen li’

Written by Somya Lakhani | New Delhi | Updated: November 19, 2020 6:51:58 am Mehrunisa, 34, who lost her job as a bouncer at a Delhi bar during lockdown, at her rented house in Madangir. Amit Mehra*A month into the lockdown after she lost her job at an energy policy institute that paid  Rs 24,000 a month, 29-year-old Reshma, a post-graduate in social work, sent her four-year-old daughter to live with her parents. “I can’t afford to take care of my child if I don’t earn anything. I can’t afford a glass of milk a day for her… Sirf ek maa hi yeh dard samajh sakti hai,” she said. Her husband was unemployed for a year, and got a job at a petrol pump earlier...
JNU January 5 violence: Police give themselves a clean chit
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JNU January 5 violence: Police give themselves a clean chit

Written by Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | November 19, 2020 4:52:01 am The fact-finding committee, after recording their statements, concluded that the campus had been on the boil through the day but the situation was brought under control with police intervention, the officer added.A Delhi Police fact-finding committee formed to “probe the sequence of events” and “negligence on part of local police” in connection with the violence inside Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on January 5, has given a clean chit to the force, it is learnt. Around 100 masked persons had gone on a rampage with sticks and rods inside the university for around four hours ...
Elsewhere it is part of ‘Gupkar Gang’ but in Kargil, NC is BJP’s ally
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Elsewhere it is part of ‘Gupkar Gang’ but in Kargil, NC is BJP’s ally

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Updated: November 19, 2020 7:00:03 am Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Farooq Abdullah and party Vice President Omar Abdullah (PTI)The BJP has declared the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) as a “gang” that wants “foreign forces to intervene in Jammu and Kashmir”, but it is sharing power with the National Conference (NC), one of the main parties of the alliance, in the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil (LAHDCK). NC president Farooq Abdullah is chairperson of the PAGD. Of the 26 elected members of the LAHDCK, 10 are from the NC, eight from the Congress and three from the BJP;...
Ram temple needs special stone, Rajasthan to free sanctuary land
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Ram temple needs special stone, Rajasthan to free sanctuary land

Written by Jay Mazoomdaar | New Delhi | Updated: November 19, 2020 11:20:16 am Nripendra Mishra, chairman of the Ram temple construction committee, said the issue of supply of sandstone from Rajasthan has not come up before the panel.The Rajasthan government has decided to seek as a matter of “highest priority”, central clearance under the Forest and Wildlife Acts for denotifying Bansi Paharpur block of Bharatpur’s Band Baretha wildlife sanctuary to allow mining of the unique pink sandstone that is found in the area. Over 1 lakh cubic feet of Bansi Paharpur sandstone, coveted for its unique pink shade, has already been sourced as the exclusive material...
Today at e-Adda, sharing ringside view, N K Singh
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Today at e-Adda, sharing ringside view, N K Singh

By: ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi | November 19, 2020 4:37:15 am Chairman, Fifteenth Finance CommissionIn the time of the pandemic, India’s economic recovery depends not just on booster shots from the Centre but also on the resilience of state governments to support growth. The roles of policy makers at the Centre and the state level, along with coordination between them, have become crucial in today’s time. And one person who understands this duality is N K Singh, veteran bureaucrat and key policy influencer over three decades, who will be the guest at the Express. As Chairperson of the Fifteenth Finance Commission, Singh recently presented its final report to ...
Security blanket for DDC polls in J&K: Candidates and campaign in lockdown
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Security blanket for DDC polls in J&K: Candidates and campaign in lockdown

Written by Naveed Iqbal , Deeptiman Tiwary | New Delhi, Srinagar | Updated: November 19, 2020 6:52:55 am Candidates for the District Development Council polls staying under tight security in a building in Pampore. ExpressWith just nine days left for the District Development Council (DDC) elections to commence in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre has issued orders to move an additional 25,000 security personnel to the Union Territory. In the Valley, candidates are being whisked away by the J&K Police to ‘cluster accommodations’ as soon as they file the nomination papers due to a perceived threat to their lives. Senior officials in the administr...
VVIP chopper fraud: Personal trainers shareholders, money also from other deals
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VVIP chopper fraud: Personal trainers shareholders, money also from other deals

Written by Ritu Sarin | New Delhi | November 19, 2020 4:29:25 am During questioning on August 18, 2019, Saxena described how, following the arrest of his wife Shivani Saxena by the ED in July 2017, he held discussions with Ratul Puri “regarding the need to transfer the ownership of (his company) Matrix Emerging Infrastructure Fund Ltd”.From attempting a cover-up after authorities opened a probe to floating a new company with his personal trainers as shareholders to laundering of proceeds from other defence deals — these are among the admissions made, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) claims, by chartered accountant Rajiv Saxena, key accused in the Agusta...
Exclusive: 159 police and BMC COVID-19 warriors watch ‘Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari’ – Times of India
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Exclusive: 159 police and BMC COVID-19 warriors watch ‘Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari’ – Times of India

It was a heart-rending moment at PVR Juhu this evening at 5.30 pm when police and BMC officials trooped in to watch 'Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari'. PVR and Zee Studios (producers of 'SPMB') had taken the initiative and invited the people in question. ETimes has it that 159 people attended and this saw 2 screens at the multiplex being opened, so that such a high number could be accommodated. Each and every attendee seemed very uncomfortable as all precautions were maintained. The film's director Abhishek Sharma was present to greet the guests and even watched the film with them. The film's lead actress Fatima Sana Shaikh was supposed to join but could not make it due to unavoidable circumstances. Talking to ETimes, Gautam Dutta, CEO of PVR Cinemas, confirmed and said, "Yes, and this show was ...
Prabhas shares the logo of ‘Adipurush’, reveals formal announcement of the film to be made tomorrow – Times of India
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Prabhas shares the logo of ‘Adipurush’, reveals formal announcement of the film to be made tomorrow – Times of India

Prabhs took to his Instagram handle to share the logo of his upcoming film, ‘Adipurush’. Along with the picture, he wrote, ‘7.11 am Tomorrow #Adipurush #SaifAliKhan @omraut #BhushanKumar @vfxwaala @rajeshnair29 @tseriesfilms @retrophiles1’ Check out the post here:‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ director Om Raut will be helming the film. Prabhas is reportedly playing the role of Rama owing to which he was expected be make some changes in his look as well as his fitness regime. The film also stars Saif Ali Khan as the antihero. On working with Prabhas in the film, Saif had reportedly said that it is a phenomenal project and he is super thrilled to be a part of it. The actor added that he is looking forward to clashing swords with the mighty Prabhas and to play a role that is electrifying ...
Zverev rebounds to beat Schwartzman at ATP Finals | Tennis News – Times of India
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Zverev rebounds to beat Schwartzman at ATP Finals | Tennis News – Times of India

LONDON: Germany's Alexander Zverev stayed in contention at the ATP Finals as he beat Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in his second round-robin match at the O2 Arena on Wednesday. The 23-year-old world number seven knew his hopes of reaching the semi-finals would be as good as over if he suffered a second loss, having been beaten by Daniil Medvedev on Monday. While there were still a few lapses, Zverev ultimately had too much firepower for the debutant from Argentina. Just as he had done against favourite Novak Djokovic on Monday, Schwartzman got an early break of serve only to fall away in disappointing fashion as 2018 champion Zverev broke back twice to take the opening set. Playing in front of 18,000 empty seats, both players lacked sparkle in a subdued contest but Zverev looked on co...
RCF rolls out 120-seater double-decker coach with maximum speed of 160 kmph
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RCF rolls out 120-seater double-decker coach with maximum speed of 160 kmph

By: Express News Service | Jalandhar | November 19, 2020 4:07:07 am Exterior View of DD Coach with 160 kmph speed potential WHILE THE world is facing a sharp decline in industrial growth due to the pandemic, the Rail Coach Factory (RCF) at Punjab’s Kapurthala has rolled out a semi high-speed double-decker coach with a maximum speed of 160 kmph, coupled with many novel advanced features in its design. The coach will be sent to Research & Design Standard Organization (RDSO Lucknow) for further oscillation trials before putting in commercial service. With significant inputs having gone into upgradation of tracks and signaling system over Indian Railways, it is n...
Weight loss: 5 essential rules to lose more fat in winters  | The Times of India
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Weight loss: 5 essential rules to lose more fat in winters | The Times of India

Losing weight has never been easy, but the task becomes even more challenging when the temperature takes a sharp dip. The cold weather influences our weight loss process in many ways- we become less active, we drink less water, we turn more towards processed foods for comfort and our body gets less vitamin D due to decreased sunlight. All these factors together slow down the metabolism, making it tougher for our body to shed kilos and maintain a healthy weight. Many people even tend to gain weight during winter, which in general terms is known as winter weight.What you need to do is shift your weight loss strategy as per the change in weather. Making some positive changes in your daily routine and diet, keeping the cold weather in mind can help your stay on track and shed kilos. Here ar...
Western air commander visits frontline airbase in Jammu, reviews operational preparedness | India News – Times of India
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Western air commander visits frontline airbase in Jammu, reviews operational preparedness | India News – Times of India

JAMMU: Western air commander Air Marshal VR Chaudhari on Wednesday visited the frontline airbase in Jammu and reviewed its operational preparedness. Air Marshal Chaudhari arrived here on Wednesday morning and was received by air commodore Ajay Singh Pathania, the air officer commanding of the air force station Jammu, a defence spokesman said. The air commodore apprised him of the operational readiness of the base and its ability to undertake the assigned operational tasks under their command, the spokesman said. Air Marshal Chaudhari also interacted with air warriors of the station and its lodger units during the course of his visit. He lauded the focussed efforts put in by the station in maintaining proficiency in all roles envisaged and urged them to continue performing their duty wit...
At convocation, President Kovind says JNU should lead Covid research
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At convocation, President Kovind says JNU should lead Covid research

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | November 19, 2020 3:22:04 am He was speaking at the fourth convocation of the university. A total of 603 students were awarded their PhDs in the online convocation.President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday said higher education institutions like Jawaharlal Nehru University should be at the forefront of research on infectious diseases and create “scientific hand-holding mechanisms”, given the current scenario of the Covid-19 pandemic. He was speaking at the fourth convocation of the university. A total of 603 students were awarded their PhDs in the online convocation. “Today the world is in a state of crisis because of Covid-19. In ...
Neighbour arrested as RWA head dies after building wall collapses on him, son
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Neighbour arrested as RWA head dies after building wall collapses on him, son

Written by Jignasa Sinha | New Delhi | November 19, 2020 3:11:40 am Tanwar, his son Siddharth (28) and their dog were trapped under the debris. Family members pulled them out and rushed them to the Indian Spinal Injury Center, where Tanwar was declared dead on arrival.A 67-year-old businessman died in his house in Vasant Kunj Enclave after a wall from the adjacent building collapsed on him, said police. The man, Pratap Singh Tanwar, was the RWA president of B-block in the area and owned an industrial automation company called EPS Solutions Pvt Ltd. Tanwar was sitting in his lawn on Monday when a wall from a house on the fourth floor of the a...
Bangladesh cricket star Shakib gets bodyguard after Islamist threats | Off the field News – Times of India
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Bangladesh cricket star Shakib gets bodyguard after Islamist threats | Off the field News – Times of India

DHAKA: Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been given an armed bodyguard after he was threatened by Islamists for attending a Hindu ceremony in neighbouring India, the country's cricket board said Wednesday. The cricketer is the latest target of Islamists in Bangladesh, who have also held large anti-France rallies in recent weeks following president Emmanuel Macron's defence of the right to publish cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. The 33-year-old sparked a social media storm in the Muslim-majority nation after attending a ceremony in Kolkata dedicated to a Hindu goddess on November 12. A man who threatened Shakib on social media for "hurting religious sentiment" was arrested by police on Tuesday. "The threat is concerning," Bangladesh Cricket Board's chief executive ...
Driver, one other held for ‘theft of Rs 4.25 crore from ATM cash van’
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Driver, one other held for ‘theft of Rs 4.25 crore from ATM cash van’

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | November 19, 2020 2:58:58 am Police have identified the accused as Rohit Aaru. (Representational Image) CLOSE TO a week after a driver employed with the Writer Corporation allegedly fled with a cash van containing Rs 4.25 crore, police arrested him and his accomplice in Ahmednagar. Police have identified the accused as Rohit Aaru (26), who was tasked with transporting cash to ATMs operated by Kotak Mahindra Bank in Virar. According to police, on the evening of November 12, Aaru deviated from his route and drove towards Kalyan with the money. Police said it later found the van locked and abandoned in Kalyan, and an amount of Rs ...
Cop who rescued 76 kids gets out-of-turn promotion
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Cop who rescued 76 kids gets out-of-turn promotion

Written by Jignasa Sinha | New Delhi | Updated: November 19, 2020 7:26:57 am Seema Dhaka is posted at Samaypur Badli police stationA woman head constable from Samaypur Badli police station has become the first police personnel to get an ‘out-of-turn’ promotion for tracing more than 76 children in Delhi and other states. Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava granted promotion to WHC Seema Dhaka on Wednesday for her work towards uniting several families in the last three months. Shrivastava had announced an incentive scheme — an out-of-turn promotion for constables and head constables who rescue over 50 children (below the age of 14) within a year — ...
Pankaj Tripathi remembers Irrfan Khan, says today he is here because the late actor inspired him – Times of India
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Pankaj Tripathi remembers Irrfan Khan, says today he is here because the late actor inspired him – Times of India

Pankaj Tripathi has time and again expressed his fondness for the late actor Irrfan Khan. He also worked with him in his last film, ‘Angrezi Medium’. Opening up about losing the actor, Pankaj Tripathi told a news portal that he really liked Irrfan Khan and was very sad when the industry lost him. The actor added that even today he is here, because the late actor inspired him. Elaborating further, Tripathi revealed that he watched ‘Maqbool’, ‘Warrior’ and almost all his films. He also added that Irrfan Khan was the only Indian actor whose every film he has watched. According to him, Khan was doing something different and this is the kind of impact that acting should have. Earlier, Pankaj had said in a statement that he decided to do Angrezi Medium only because it would give him the ch...
Olympic preparations: Narang, Sushil meet parliamentary standing committee | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Olympic preparations: Narang, Sushil meet parliamentary standing committee | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Olympic medallists Gagan Narang and Sushil Kumar on Wednesday met the parliamentary standing committee formed to monitor and assist in Indian athletes' preparations for next year's Tokyo Games and beyond. The parliamentary standing committee for the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), headed by Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, is monitoring the medal preparedness of athletes heading to the Tokyo Olympics next summer. "We have shared our views, from the athlete's perspective, on what needs to be done to ensure our preparations are great heading into the Tokyo Olympics," Narang, who won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Games, told PTI. "We expressed our views on 2021 and beyond and generally about Indian sports. Both Sushil and I have represented India in multiple...