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Day: March 11, 2021

Anushka Sharma’s husband Virat Kohli drops an adorable picture on Instagram and we can’t stop gushing over it! – Times of India
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Anushka Sharma’s husband Virat Kohli drops an adorable picture on Instagram and we can’t stop gushing over it! – Times of India

No matter how many times we see Anushka Sharma and her husband Virat Kohli together, every picture of them makes us fall in love with the couple all over again. And now, the Indian cricket team skipper dropped a super adorable picture with his wifey on Instagram. He captioned the post with a red heart emoji. Soon, fans of the couple showered love in the comment section of the post. Check it out here: Meanwhile, Anushka and Virat welcomed their daughter, Vamika on January 11 this year. Since then, the couple has been sharing adorable updates on social media. Recently, on International Women’s Day, Virat had shared a cute picture of his girls and also wrote a heartwarming note for them. In no time, the picture went viral on the internet and their fans were left in complete awe. On the ...
Trinamool to hold protests today,  questions election panel’s neutrality…
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Trinamool to hold protests today, questions election panel’s neutrality…

Questioning the neutrality of the Election Commission, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) will hold silent protest rallies across the state on Friday in the wake of Wednesday’s incident in Nandigram, where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was injured after she was allegedly pushed by a group of people while she was climbing to her car. The TMC, which has termed Wednesday’s incident a “conspiracy” has asked party workers to wear black clothes as a mark of protest. “The attack on Mamata Banerjee was a pre-planned attack. The law and order situation of the state is under the Election Commission now. It must conduct a probe into the incident and find out the culprits,” TMC secretary-general Partha Chatterjee said, adding that the CM was attacked soon after the Election Commission chan...
Beyond ceasefire along LoC: Pakistan signals statehood in J&K key to movement forward
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Beyond ceasefire along LoC: Pakistan signals statehood in J&K key to movement forward

Pakistan has conveyed to India that the February 25 renewal of the 2003 ceasefire along the Line of Control can lead to a wider engagement only if and when Delhi restores statehood to Jammu & Kashmir as a “starting point” for a discussion on the resolution of the Kashmir issue, The Indian Express has learnt. The joint statement issued by the Directors General of Military Operations does not reflect any change in the Pakistani position that Kashmir is a “dispute” and that its resolution is anchored by the United Nations Security Council resolutions, said authoritative sources in Pakistan who did not wish to be identified. Moreover, they added, the statement in no way implies the acceptance of the Indian “narrative” of a “deal” on Kashmir. In a first indication of how Pak...
Court adjourns order on Stan Swamy bail  till March 15
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Court adjourns order on Stan Swamy bail till March 15

A SPECIAL court hearing the Elgar Parishad case on Thursday adjourned the bail order of Jesuit priest and tribal rights activist Stan Swamy till March 15 after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that it wanted to submit additional documents. The court directed Swamy’s lawyers to give their response to the NIA’s application. It will now be heard on Monday.The 83-year-old activist had filed for bail last year in November, which the NIA has opposed.The court on Thursday also received an application from writer-poet Varavara Rao seeking exemption from appearing before it for six months. Rao was granted interim bail by the Bombay High Court last month. The court, while allowing him bail noting his health condition, had said that he needs to be within the jurisdiction...
Fadnavis, Patil meet RSS chief in Nagpur
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Fadnavis, Patil meet RSS chief in Nagpur

Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis and state BJP president Chandrakant Patil met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur on Thursday. Officially, BJP leaders termed the meeting as a courtesy call. Sources said that since Patil accompanied Fadnavis, appointment or replacement of office-bearers in the organisation could have been discussed at the meeting. Although appointment of office-bearers are political in nature, a general secretary is usually named with RSS’ consent.At present, Vijay Puranik works as a bridge between BJP and RSS. ENS Source link
Online chess has a problem: AI flags Black vs White as hate speech
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Online chess has a problem: AI flags Black vs White as hate speech

Last year, Agadmator, a popular YouTube chess channel with over a million subscribers, got blocked for not adhering to ‘Community Guidelines’. Now, an Indian scientist has discovered that the possible reason for the 24-hour shutdown could be the fallibility of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems used by tech giants to monitor hate speech. Ashique KhudaBukhsh, an avid chess player with a highly-creditable peak blitz rating of 2,100 and a PhD in machine learning, says his six-week experiment showed that words like ‘black’, ‘white’, ‘attack’ — common to those commenting on the battle on the 64 squares — can possibly fool an AI system into flagging certain chess conversations as racist. The 38-year-old from Kalyani — it’s an hour’s drive from Kolkata — who conducted his resear...
Pakistan ready to host SAARC summit: Foreign Office spokesperson – Times of India
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Pakistan ready to host SAARC summit: Foreign Office spokesperson – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said on Thursday that it was ready to host the long delayed summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), which is an important organisation for regional cooperation. "Pakistan is committed to its process and to hold the SAARC summit...It believes that all artificial obstacles in the way of long overdue SAARC summit should be removed," Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri told reporters during his weekly media briefing here. The last SAARC summit was held in Kathmandu in 2014. The 2016 SAARC summit was to be held in Islamabad. But after the terrorist attack on an Indian Army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir on September 18 that year, India expressed its inability to participate in the summit due to "prevailing circumstances". Th...
Kareena Kapoor Khan along with parents Randhir, Babita and kid Taimur arrive at Karisma Kapoor’s residence for Samiera’s birthday bash – Times of India
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Kareena Kapoor Khan along with parents Randhir, Babita and kid Taimur arrive at Karisma Kapoor’s residence for Samiera’s birthday bash – Times of India

Bollywood actress Karima Kapoor’s daughter Samiera Kapoor celebrated her 16th birthday today. On account of that, Samiera’s Aunt and Karisma’s sister Kareena Kapoor along with son Taimur were seen arriving at her residence. Along with them their parents Randhir Kapoor and Babita Kapoor also accompanied them. Earlier, Karisma took to her Instagram handles to share a series of happy pictures along with a baby photo of her daughter. She also penned a little note which read, “You will always be my little princess 💕 Happy 16th birthday 💖 #mybabygirl #happybirthday” In the baby picture little Samiera looked pretty, donning a beautiful hair band matching with her pink frock. A radiating smile is what she wore with innocence and elegance. In the next pictures, Karisma gave a glimpse of the b...
Another twist to Antilia car case: Scorpio belonged to Thane resident, not Hiren
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Another twist to Antilia car case: Scorpio belonged to Thane resident, not Hiren

Central to the investigation of the February 25 security scare outside the South Mumbai home of industrialist Mukesh Ambani is a Mahindra Scorpio vehicle. It was found parked a few metres from Antilia, the Ambani home on Carmichael Road. Inside were 20 gelatin sticks and a note addressed to the family, warning worse. The man to whom the police traced the vehicle had reported it stolen eight days before the Antilia incident. In less than a week, his body is found floating in a creek outside Mumbai. Police suspect he was murdered. The vehicle had false number plates, and the chassis and engine number were scratched. With the help of a finance company whose name and number were written on the rear glass of the vehicle, police tracked down its actual registration number – MH02A...
Tamil Nadu polls: Sasikala’s nephew Dhinakaran to contest from Kovilpatti | India News – Times of India
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Tamil Nadu polls: Sasikala’s nephew Dhinakaran to contest from Kovilpatti | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) chief TTV Dhinakaran will contest assembly elections from Kovilpatti this time, instead of RK Nagar. He will take on information minister Kadambur C Raju of the AIADMK. C Raju, won the Kovilpatti seat in 2011 and 2016 elections which has been an AIADMK stronghold for at least two decades. Dhinakaran, is the nephew of former Tamil Nadu chief minister late J Jayalalithaa’s confidante VK Sasikala. He secured a decisive mandate in the 2017 bypoll, following Jayalalithaa's death in December 2016. Earlier on Thursday, he asserted "Amma's true followers will join us and Amma's party (AIADMK) will be retrieved,". Followed by Dhinakaran, disqualified MLA C Jayanthi Padmanaban has been fielded from the Gudiyattam where she was elected in 2016. Dhina...
Maharashtra: Uddhav asks people to take precautions, says lockdown can be avoided
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Maharashtra: Uddhav asks people to take precautions, says lockdown can be avoided

As Maharashtra coronavirus figures touched a six-month high on Friday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray warned that some areas of the state could be on the “threshold of a lockdown”, just like Nagpur, which became the first city in nine months to go in for total isolation for a week, starting March 15. Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, however, said that there was no immediate threat of a lockdown in Mumbai. Maharashtra, which is at the centre of India’s second wave of infections, reported 14,317 new cases on Friday, the highest since October 3. The state, which had seen its daily cases go down below 2,000 in January, has been in the midst of a major resurgence since the first week of February. In the last one month, the state has discovered more than t...
On Quad agenda today: ‘free, open’ Indo-Pacific, maritime security
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On Quad agenda today: ‘free, open’ Indo-Pacific, maritime security

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison will meet, through virtual mode, for the first ever Quadrilateral grouping’s leaders’ summit on Friday, at 7 pm IST. This will be Modi’s first meeting with Biden, after the new US administration assumed office in January this year. They have spoken over the telephone twice since November, when it became clear that Biden had won the US elections. The foreign ministers of the Quad grouping have met thrice so far, twice in-person, and once virtually. Among the issues that are likely to be discussed at the leaders’ meeting are: supply of vaccines across the world, collaborating on building a reliable rare-earth supply chain, joining hands on ...
Maharashtra red flag up, Nagpur first city to see 2nd lockdown; Centre sends alert to surge states
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Maharashtra red flag up, Nagpur first city to see 2nd lockdown; Centre sends alert to surge states

Amidst a sharp spike in coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, Nagpur on Thursday became the first city in nine months to return to a state of complete lockdown. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray warned that such a step could be taken in other cities of the state as well. In New Delhi, NITI Aayog member Dr V K Paul described Maharashtra as a “significant worry”, and asked other states, especially those that are showing signs of resurgence including Delhi, not to take the virus “for granted”. The lockdown in Nagpur is for one week, between March 15 and March 21. Some essential activities, including a few industries, are partially exempt. “Nagpur has been witnessing an increase in Covid patients. Hence, it has been decided that all the areas under the jurisdiction of Nag...
A common thread in state budgets: more for social sectors, less for capex
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A common thread in state budgets: more for social sectors, less for capex

HIGHER SPENDING for social sectors like health and education, counterbalanced by sharp cuts in capital expenditure. Amid plummeting revenues and a surge in debt levels, this is the common thread across the budgets presented by 13 major states so far. On an average, capital expenditure for the current fiscal has taken a hit of over 11 per cent in these states – Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Uttarakhand. This could impact the revival process, as expenditure by states is said to have a more immediate trickle-down effect than spending by the Centre. The states are resorting to measures like stamp duty cuts and higher welfare pensions to provide a targeted impetus to spec...
Kumbh in the time of Covid: ‘3 dips per snaan’
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Kumbh in the time of Covid: ‘3 dips per snaan’

AT 3.30 AM, a clipped voice read out the instructions on the public address system: “Shahi snaan shuru ho chuki hai, kripya apne nazdiki ghat ki taraf jaaye (the royal bath has begun, kindly proceed towards the nearest ghat).” An hour later, the polite invite gave way to a mild rebuke. “Kripya bar bar dubki na lagaye, teen dubki ek snaan (kindly do not take multiple dips, only three dips per bath)”. As the clock ticked, the exasperation in the voice grew, as hordes of devotees streamed out of the lanes and bylanes housing hotels and dharamshalas. “Bahuton ne mask nahi pehna. Kripya apni aur doosron ki suraksha ke liye mask zaroor pehene. Aur snan ho jaane ke baad ghat khali kar de (Many are not wearing masks. Please wear masks for your safety and the safety of others. Plea...
West Bengal elections: Mamata hopes to be back on campaign trail — in wheelchair
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West Bengal elections: Mamata hopes to be back on campaign trail — in wheelchair

Her left foot in a plaster cast and doctors saying she is in “immense” pain following a fall in Nandigram a day earlier, TMC leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday that she hopes to recover soon and may use a wheelchair to campaign for the Assembly elections starting March 27. In a video message from SSKM Hospital in Kolkata where she is admitted, Banerjee urged her party cadres to remain calm and not to do anything that could trouble the common people. Daily briefing | The stories you need to start your day with Her appeal came on the day East Medinipur district authorities visited the site in Nandigram where the Chief Minister sustained injuries. The Election Commission, sources said, has sought a report on the incident by Friday. On Wednesda...
New MPSC exam date to be declared on Friday: Uddhav
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New MPSC exam date to be declared on Friday: Uddhav

FOLLOWING PROTESTS from students and criticism from Opposition and ruling allies over cancelling the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) exam, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday announced that the new date for the exam will be announced on Friday and it will be held within eight days of March 14 – the scheduled date for the exam. “The exam has been postponed just for a few days and not for months. I have instructed the chief secretary and MPSC officials to clear the issue of the exam date. The new date will be announced and the exam will be held in the next eight days (from March 14),” said Thackeray while addressing the state through social media. The exam is now likely to be held on March 21, said officials. Thackeray also assured students that they ne...
12-member panel to probe deaths of  3 Mumbai residents after vaccination
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12-member panel to probe deaths of 3 Mumbai residents after vaccination

A 12-member adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) committee will conduct an inquiry into the deaths of three Mumbai residents who died after getting Covid-19 vaccination in the last one week. The three deaths include that of a policeman who died at his Borivali residence on Thursday, two days after getting vaccinated in Seven Hills hospital. While a 65-year-old woman from Bandra was found dead a day after getting vaccinated in Lilavati hospital on March 5, a Goregaon resident, also 65, died within hours of vaccination on March 8 at Millat nursing home, Jogeshwari. Health experts caution that a person dying shortly after being inoculated does not mean the vaccine had led to the death. Dr Sheela Jagtap, BMC immunisation officer, said that none of the deaths are being as...
I-League: Chennai City FC end five-match losing streak, thrash Indian Arrows 5-0 | Football News – Times of India
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I-League: Chennai City FC end five-match losing streak, thrash Indian Arrows 5-0 | Football News – Times of India

KALYANI: Chennai City FC took a huge leap toward survival in the I-League with a 5-0 win over Indian Arrows on Thursday. A Vineeth Kumar brace coupled with goals from Rajesh, Jockson Dhas and Iqbal Hussain aided Chennai City FC to go four points clear of relegation rivals NEROCA, who had lost earlier in the day. With this win, Chennai City also ended their five-match streak of losses and, coincidentally, their last win had come against NEROCA in the first phase of the season. Coming on the back of a 2-1 loss against Sudeva Delhi FC, Chennai City FC took control of the game by the scruff of its neck. 𝔽𝕌𝕃𝕃 𝕋𝕀𝕄𝔼!A five-star display from @ChennaiCityFC as they wrap up a convincing victory against @IndianFootball Ar… https://t.co/1gpNApoeQe— Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) 1615476755000The ...
Pakistan Senate to elect its chairman on Friday – Times of India
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Pakistan Senate to elect its chairman on Friday – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Senate will meet on Friday to elect its chairman and deputy chairman through a secret ballot following the oath taking of its 48 newly-elected members. Elections for the Upper House of the Parliament were held on March 3, days ahead of retiring of its members on March 11. According to the Senate Secretariat, the session will meet in the morning for oath-taking of the newly-elected senators after which the session will be adjourned. After the adjournment of the session, nomination papers for the chairman and deputy chairman will be submitted and the session would resume in the evening to elect them. Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of 11 Opposition parties, has fielded former premier Yusuf Raza Gilani of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post of chai...