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Cheating, copyright breach case filed against Kangana Ranaut – Times of India
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Cheating, copyright breach case filed against Kangana Ranaut – Times of India

A case of alleged cheating was filed against actor Kangana Ranaut by Mumbai police on Friday on a local court's orders after the author of 'Didda: The Warrior Queen of Kashmir' accused her of copyright violation. The First Information Report (FIR) was registered at Khar police station against Kangana, Kamalkumar Jain, Rangoli Chandel and Akshat Ranaut, an official said. Ashish Kaul, the author of the book which has been translated into Hindi as 'Kashmir Ki Yodhha Rani Didda', alleged in a complaint before a magistrate that he has exclusive copyrights to the life story of Didda, the Princess of Lohar (Poonch) and the Queen of Kashmir. As per the complaint, he had sent an email about the storyline of his book to Kangana, and she used some part of the story in a tweet while announcing...
Districts with high positivity to get additional vaccine stock: Chief secy
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Districts with high positivity to get additional vaccine stock: Chief secy

Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte on Friday directed districts with Covid-19 high positivity rate to conduct more tests and implement containment zones where necessary. In addition, districts with high positivity rate will be given additional vaccine stock to speed up their daily vaccination numbers. This was decided in a meeting attended by divisional commissioners, collectors, municipal commissioners, chief executive officers of zilla parishads and district police heads in Nashik and Pune.At least nine districts – Aurangabad, Akola, Nandurbar, Nashik, Pune, Buldhana, Wardha, Nagpur and Amravati – have reported weekly positivity rate above 15 per cent. Officials worry that Aurangabad, with 24.4 per cent positivity rate, may be on verge of seeing a sudden spike in cases. Akola ...
Ayurveda closely linked to respect Indian culture gives to environment: PM Modi | India News – Times of India
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Ayurveda closely linked to respect Indian culture gives to environment: PM Modi | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Noting that Ayurveda can be rightly described as a holistic human science, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the situation created by Covid-19 presents a right time for Ayurveda and traditional medicines to become more popular globally and there is a growing interest in them. Inaugurating the 4th Global Ayurveda Festival through video conference here, he said Ayurveda is closely linked to the respect Indian culture gives to Nature and the environment. "It could rightly be described as a holistic human science, from the plants to your plates. From matters of physical strength to mental well-being, the impact and influence of Ayurveda and traditional medicine is immense," he said. The Global Ayurveda Festival is being attended by participants from more than 25 co...
After Haryana, Jharkhand government clears 75% private sector quota
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After Haryana, Jharkhand government clears 75% private sector quota

The Jharkhand Cabinet on Friday approved an employment policy that requires 75% of private sector jobs up to a salary of Rs 30,000 per month to be reserved for local people, sources close to Chief Minister Hemant Soren said. The decision comes days after Haryana notified its policy of reserving 75% jobs in the private sector up to a specified salary for local candidates. “The CM will announce the new policy in the next week of the Assembly session, probably on March 17. A few modalities are yet to be decided; they will be announced in the Assembly,” a top source in the Jharkhand Chief Minister’s Office said. Soren had earlier said that the government was contemplating a reservation policy for locals. According to the Economic Survey, the unemployment rate in Jharkhand rose ...
WHO delegation to China: Wuhan wet market most likely origin of Covid-19 pandemic | World News – Times of India
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WHO delegation to China: Wuhan wet market most likely origin of Covid-19 pandemic | World News – Times of India

BEIJING: The Wuhan wet market is still the most likely hypothesis for the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to members of a World Health Organization (WHO) delegation to China. Zoologist Dr Peter Daszak, president of NGO EcoHealth Alliance which works in the field of zoonotic disease, said the team had identified a viable conduit between the wet market in Wuhan and to regions where the closest relatives of Covid-19 are found in bats, reported Evening Standard. "It provides a link and a pathway by which these viruses could convincingly spill over from wildlife into either people or animals farmed in the region and then shipped into the market by some means," he said. Daszak said that the theory that the virus crossed into domesticated or farmed animals and got into the Wuhan mar...
India vs England: We weren’t aware of what we had to do on that pitch, says Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England: We weren’t aware of what we had to do on that pitch, says Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Outgunned by England on a tricky pitch, India skipper Virat Kohli admitted that they were clueless about handling the challenge posed by the conditions in the first T20 international, here on Friday. Invited to bat, India managed just 124 for seven as the batsmen struggled to cope with the two-paced track at the Motera stadium. England, however, chased the target comfortably, scoring 130 for 2 in 15.3 overs. Kohli, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan fell to poor shots, something about which the Indian skipper looked concerned. "We just weren't aware of what we had to do on that pitch, lack of execution on our shots and something we have to address," kohli said after going down by eight wickets. "Accept your faults, come back with more intent, clarity of areas you want to hit. Wicket...
Gaitonde’s 1961 canvas sells for Rs 39.98 crore, sets new record for Indian art worldwide
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Gaitonde’s 1961 canvas sells for Rs 39.98 crore, sets new record for Indian art worldwide

Inspired by Zen philosophy and spiritual teachings, in the early 1960s, a young V S Gaitonde would spend hours staring at the sea outside his studio at the Bhulabhai Desai Memorial Institute in what was then Bombay. His early figurative works had already taken more meditative leanings and this is also when the artist arguably painted some of his last few horizontal canvases — a 1961 untitled oil with layers of pigment in tones of blue. Late evening on March 11, it went under the hammer at the Saffronart Spring Live Auction for Rs 39.98 crore ($5.5 million) — a new record for the highest price achieved for a work of Indian art in an auction worldwide. Breaking the abstractionist master’s own previous record set in September 2020 — when an untitled 1974 oil-on-canvas by him s...
Plea against law that froze status of worship places: SC seeks Govt reply
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Plea against law that froze status of worship places: SC seeks Govt reply

The Supreme Court Friday sought the Centre’s response on a PIL challenging the Constitutional validity of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991 which mandates that the nature of all places of worship, except the one in Ayodhya that was then under litigation, shall be maintained as it was on August 15, 1947, and that no encroachment of any such place prior to the date can be challenged in courts. A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justice A S Bopanna issued notice on the plea filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay who contended that the Act — it was brought in by the P V Narasimha Rao-led Congress government during the height of the Ram temple movement — bars the remedy of judicial review which is a basic feature of the Constitution, thereby depriving Hi...
Ambani terror scare phone found in barrack of IM blasts accused
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Ambani terror scare phone found in barrack of IM blasts accused

Four terrorists, including Tehseen Akhtar who was the chief of Indian Mujahideen and one of the accused in the Mumbai blasts case of 2011, were allegedly using the cellphone from inside Tihar jail on which the Telegram channel of purported terror outfit Jaish-Ul-Hind was created to claim responsibility for parking an SUV with gelatin sticks outside Mukesh Ambani’s residence in Mumbai last month. Police suspect the conspiracy was hatched by Akhtar after coordinating with four more terrorists lodged in a Mumbai jail, The Indian Express has learnt. Akhtar is one of the accused in the chargesheet filed by Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) in connection with the terror attack in Mumbai in July 2011. (Express photo by Deepak Joshi) The cellphone was recovered from the barra...
BJP conspiracy to kill Mamata Banerjee: TMC to EC
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BJP conspiracy to kill Mamata Banerjee: TMC to EC

Two days after Mamata Banerjee was injured while campaigning in Nandigram, the Trinamool Congress doubled down on allegations that she was attacked, calling it a “premeditated” attempt on her life and “part of a deep-rooted conspiracy”. In a petition submitted by six party MPs to the Election Commission in New Delhi on Friday — the second petition in three days; the first was submitted in Kolkata on Wednesday — the TMC alleged the attack on Mamata was orchestrated through social media comments by BJP leaders, the removal of the director-general of the state police, and the “planting of eyewitnesses”. Daily briefing | The stories you need to start your day with  The West Bengal Chief Minister was, meanwhile, discharged from Kolkata’s SSKM Hospital on Friday evening. In their...
In Pics: Archer, Roy help England steamroll India in T20 series opener  | The Times of India
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In Pics: Archer, Roy help England steamroll India in T20 series opener | The Times of India

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Cases up but death rate falling: Ongoing second Covid-19 wave milder
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Cases up but death rate falling: Ongoing second Covid-19 wave milder

While the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic has set off alarm bells, a reassuring sign is that the severity of the disease appears to be significantly less than before, as is evident from the declining death rate. India’s overall case fatality ratio (CFR), or the number of deaths as a proportion of confirmed infections, is around 1.4 per cent. That means about 14 people out of every 1,000 confirmed infections have died so far. But among those who were infected from January onward, this ratio is only about 0.87 per cent. As the number of coronavirus patients has started increasing again, restrictions have been imposed in the municipal area of In Kalyan-Dombivali city. (Express Photo by Deepak Joshi) In the first two months of this year, India recorded 8,06,453 confirm...
India to make US vaccines with Japan funds, Australia logistics
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India to make US vaccines with Japan funds, Australia logistics

At the first summit of the leaders of the Quadrilateral grouping, a Quad vaccine initiative was announced Friday in which India will manufacture American vaccines with Japanese funding and Australian logistical support for countries in the Indo-Pacific region. Three working groups were also launched — Quad vaccine experts group, Quad Critical and Emerging Technology Working Group, and Quad Climate Working Group. These were among the concrete outcomes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Japan PM Yoshihide Suga and Australian PM Scott Morrison met via virtual mode for the first summit of the grouping. – ‘The Quad Vaccine Partnership: A factsheet’ issued after the summit stated: “While ensuring that vaccines have been made available to our people, “Qua...
Holder, Bravo return to Windies Test squad for Sri Lanka series | Cricket News – Times of India
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Holder, Bravo return to Windies Test squad for Sri Lanka series | Cricket News – Times of India

West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder and batsman Darren Bravo will return to the squad for the two-Test series at home to Sri Lanka, the country's cricket board (CWI) said on Friday. Holder and Bravo both missed last month's 2-0 series win in Bangladesh after they opted out of the tour due to health concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Holder, who had led West Indies in 37 Tests in five-and-half years and is currently the format's top-ranked all-rounder, was earlier replaced by opener Kraigg Brathwaite as the Test captain. The opening Test will be played from March 21-25 followed by the second Test from March 29-April 2. Both Tests will be held at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda. Squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Jermaine Blackwood (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner...
Quad summit: China in mind, statement says will counter threats to Indo-Pacific
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Quad summit: China in mind, statement says will counter threats to Indo-Pacific

Signalling their commitment to a “shared vision for the free and open Indo-Pacific” and a region that is “inclusive, healthy, anchored by democratic values, and unconstrained by coercion”, the first summit of leaders of the Quadrilateral grouping Friday pledged to promote a “free, open rules-based order, rooted in international law to advance security and prosperity and counter threats to both in the Indo-Pacific and beyond”. This is a thinly-veiled reference to China’s proactive and assertive activities in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond which the world views as belligerence. This was the key takeaway after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Japan PM Yoshihide Suga and Australian PM Scott Morrison met through virtual mode for the first Quad summit. F...
Factory output slips back into negative, retail inflation rising
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Factory output slips back into negative, retail inflation rising

After growing in December, India’s industrial production slipped into negative territory again in January, posting a contraction of 1.6 per cent due to weak manufacturing, capital goods, and mining output, data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Friday showed. Retail inflation data released separately showed the headline number rising to a three-month high of 5.03 per cent in February from a 16-month low of 4.06 per cent in January, mainly due to a surge in year-on-year food inflation, which increased to 3.87 per cent in February from 1.96 per cent a month ago. ExplainedFirms regaining pricing powerThe double whammy of surging retail inflation and contracting factory output notwithstanding, Friday's CPI data release holds out a positive: indications of ...
1st T20I: England thump India by eight wickets in series opener | Cricket News – Times of India
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1st T20I: England thump India by eight wickets in series opener | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Indian batsmen had little to offer in the face of a regimented English bowling effort on a two-paced track as the hosts received an eight-wicket hammering in the opening Twenty20 International here on Friday. Indian batsmen struggled to score freely before Shreyas Iyer showed the way with a dogged 67-run knock that took Virat Kohli's men to 124 for seven at the the Narendra Modi stadium. The home team could only manage 124 and in the absence of scoreboard pressure, England overhauled the target with ease in 15.3 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. The Indian batsmen never got the momentum going as England's pace-heavy attack, led by Mark Wood, used the extra bounce effectively to trouble them. Match highlights | ScorecardMost of the Indian batsmen went for flas...
Bishan Singh Bedi back home from hospital, family relieved | Cricket News – Times of India
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Bishan Singh Bedi back home from hospital, family relieved | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Legendary spinner Bishan Singh Bedi is showing all the positive signs as he recovers after a few successive operations. The good news for his millions of fans globally is that he is now back home. A former India captain, 74-year-old Bedi returned home from Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Friday evening, and that was a big relief for his family. "He was back home last evening. He is talking, but little -- of course, naturally he is a bit weak. It will take about a week for him to settle down. Doctors have said that he may take a month to make full recovery," a source close to Bedi told IANS. Bedi has not been keeping well for some time. First, he slipped and twisted his ankle at his Delhi residence. That was followed by other illnesses which needed a few operations. The left...
PM Modi flags off Dandi Yatra, names Nehru among ‘guides’ of freedom struggle
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PM Modi flags off Dandi Yatra, names Nehru among ‘guides’ of freedom struggle

Flagging off a commemorative Dandi Yatra to mark the 91st anniversary of the 1930 salt march led by Mahatma Gandhi and launch celebrations leading to the 75th year of Independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday hailed the “path pradarshak” (guides) of the freedom struggle, including India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Using the word “andolan” (agitation) 24 times during a 40-minute speech before flagging off the march as part of the celebrations labelled ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, Modi said there were several agitations related to the freedom movement that have not been “presented before the people in the way they should have been”. Today, the country is proud of its Constitution and democractic traditions, he said, adding that India is “moving ahead while ...
Consistency key to Mithali Raj’s longevity | Cricket News – Times of India
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Consistency key to Mithali Raj’s longevity | Cricket News – Times of India

I dream. I work hard. I grind, until I own it. That Twitter profile bio has pretty much been Mithali Raj’s code in an international career spanning 22 years. On Friday, the 38-year-old skipper of India’s 50-over team made another record her own when she flicked South African medium-pacer Anne Bosch through square leg for a boundary. Those runs, in her 212th ODI, took her past 10,000 runs in international cricket — the first Indian woman to achieve the mark and only the second, after England's Charlotte Edwards (10,273), to accomplish the feat in women’s cricket. Mithali's 36 against South Africa, albeit in a losing cause in Lucknow, also took her closer to becoming the first woman cricketer to log 7,000 runs in ODIs. At 6,974 runs, the Hyderabadi is 26 runs shy of the mark. Mithali, who...