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Day: March 16, 2021

HC refuses to quash FIR against man booked for abusing cops
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HC refuses to quash FIR against man booked for abusing cops

The Bombay High Court recently refused to quash the FIR against a lawyer, who was booked on a complaint filed by two officers of BKC police station in Mumbai for abusing and using force to push them and threatening to remove their uniforms allegedly under the influence of liquor in November 2018. The man had approached the HC seeking quashing of the FIR on the grounds that prior to this, he was not accused of any crime and the rude demeanour of the police officers had resulted in his aggression. The plea also sought directions to initiate inquiry against two police officers. A division bench of Justice S S Shinde and Justice Manish Pitale last month passed the ruling on a plea filed by Yogendra Jiledar Singh, who was booked by the BKC police under sections 353 (assault or c...
UP: Tigress carcass found, search launched after ‘cubs spotted’, says forest officer
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UP: Tigress carcass found, search launched after ‘cubs spotted’, says forest officer

A day after the carcass of a five-year-old tigress was found in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, a search was launched on Tuesday to trace four of its cubs that “were possibly spotted by a forest official”. District Forest Officer (Pilibhit Tiger Reserve) Naveen Khandelwal said the search was initiated after an official suspected that he might have spotted the cubs. “One of our staff members said he saw some tiger cubs from a distance. But there is a possibility that they were cats. So, as a precautionary measure, we have launched an intensive search for the cubs. Till now, we have not found any traces, but the search will continue for another day or two,” said Khandelwal. “We found the tigress dead on Monday. A post-mortem examination has been conducted. Till now, the findings ...
Three Indian shuttlers test positive for COVID-19 ahead of All England Championship | Badminton News – Times of India
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Three Indian shuttlers test positive for COVID-19 ahead of All England Championship | Badminton News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Three Indian shuttlers have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the All England Championship while a few are awaiting confirmation on their inconclusive samples as India's campaign has been thrown into chaos before the start of the tournament, starting Wednesday. A member of the support staff has also tested positive, leaving the players without much practice. "We have three players and one member from the support staff who have tested positive. I find it completely absurd how this can happen, since we have been isolated in Zurich since the Swiss Open started two weeks ago," India's Danish foreign coach Mathais Boe was quoted as saying by sport.tv2.dk. "We have been tested 5 times in 14 days and all tests have been negative. We have only gotten along with each other, so how...
KL Rahul is a champion player and he will continue to open: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India
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KL Rahul is a champion player and he will continue to open: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesdaythrew his weight behind struggling opener KL Rahul, calling him "a champion player" who remains the best candidate along with Rohit Sharma for the opening slot in the shortest format. Rahul has been in woeful form with scores of 1, 0, 0 in his last three T20Is. Kohli, who was dismissed for naught in the fourth Test and the first T20I against England before he turned it around with unbeaten scores of 73 and 77, said it is a matter of few balls. "I was going through a lean patch two days back. He (KL Rahul) has been a champions player. He'll continue to be one of our main players along with Rohit at the top of the order," Kohli said in the post-match presentation. "It's a matter of five-six balls in this format." Kohli, who pulled India out o...
India vs England: Enjoyed extra bounce on pitches, says Mark Wood | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England: Enjoyed extra bounce on pitches, says Mark Wood | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Pace bowler Mark Wood returned to the England side after missing the second match and took India by storm getting three early wickets from where India could never recover despite a heroic captain's knock by Virat Kohli. England beat India by eight wickets in the third T20I to take a 2-1 lead in the series. "My role in the team is to try and bang it on a good length and make something happen," said Wood after the match. "The two pitches I've played on have a bit of bounce and I enjoyed those conditions," he added. The lanky right-arm pace bowler, who clocked close to 150 miles an hour, bowled a spell of 3/14 in the first three overs to dent India's start and although he conceded 17 runs in the fourth over, his early blows did the trick for England. "It's a shame that I went fo...
Order on Stan Swamy’s bail plea reserved for March 22
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Order on Stan Swamy’s bail plea reserved for March 22

A sessions court has reserved its order on the bail application of 83-year-old Jesuit priest and tribal rights activist Stan Swamy to March 22. The court on Tuesday allowed an application moved by National Investigation Agency (NIA) seeking to submit additional documents in support of its opposition to Swamy’s bail plea. The agency relied on an internal report made by one of its officials from Ranchi, which was part of the investigating officer’s case diary. It was showed only to the special judge. The NIA claimed that the probe in the case is continuing and the additional evidence was submitted as it surfaced during the probe. Swamy’s lawyer Sharif Shaikh opposed this stating that the prosecution cannot rely on the case diary which is maintained to assist the court in un...
State health minister meets Vardhan, seeks 20 lakh doses every week
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State health minister meets Vardhan, seeks 20 lakh doses every week

State Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Tuesday meet his Union counterpart Harsh Vardhan and Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan in New Delhi seeking 20 lakh doses of Covishield and Covaxin every week for Maharashtra. The state requires 2.2 crore vaccine doses to vaccinate an estimated pool of 1.77 crore people. This pool includes senior citizens, people with comorbidities above 45 years of age and the remaining healthcare and frontline workers.Tope told the Centre that the state needs to speed up its vaccination in order to cap rising cases. “We plan to vaccinate at least three lakh people a day,” he said. Maharashtra plans to vaccinate the entire high-risk population of 1.77 crore by May, and finish administering second doses by June. Tope further asked the Centre to fas...
At 2.64 lakh, Maharashtra vaccinates most in a day
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At 2.64 lakh, Maharashtra vaccinates most in a day

Maharashtra on Monday vaccinated 2.64 lakh people – the most in a single day since the state began immunisation against Covid-19 on January 16. While Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Thane and Nashik continue to account for over 50 per cent of state’s daily immunisation on Monday, districts like Gadchiroli, Hingoli, Osmanabad and Kolhapur reported less than 2,000 vaccinations – the lowest turnout in the state. The state also crossed the 30-lakh mark in vaccinations on Monday, with 31.33 lakh vaccines being administered since January 16. Of them, 3.61 lakh people have received their second dose and 27.7 lakh their first dose. Among those who have received their first dose are 11.1 lakh senior citizens and 2 lakh people above 45 years of age with comorbidities. Nagpur has seen a rise in...
Vicky Kaushal opens up about how stardom and fame impacts his personal life – Times of India
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Vicky Kaushal opens up about how stardom and fame impacts his personal life – Times of India

Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal is one of the most promising faces in tinsel town. The actor has crafted a niche for himself with rich content driven films he chooses to work with. The charming actor who has indeed come a long way shared his favourite thing about stardom and also opened up on how fame impacts his personal life. In an interview with a news magazine, the actor shared that the success has made him a 'more self-assured person', but on the other hand it has impacted his personal life in a big way. He revealed that he has become a guarded person due to constant scrutiny on his personal life. He also shared, since one’s personal lives suddenly come into the public domain, the discussion and scrutiny affects the loved ones. Vicky also stated that earlier he was more forthcomin...
Party workers mark CR Paatil’s birthday with medical camps
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Party workers mark CR Paatil’s birthday with medical camps

The 67th birthday of BJP state chief CR Paatil was celebrated in Surat on Tuesday by the party along with social organisations by holding events like medical camps. “The birthday celebrations should be held by helping poor and needy people. I am thankful that several social organisations have decided to organize such medical camps.” Paatil said while attending one of the events. He added, “As part of the celebrations, blood donation camps are organised in different parts of city, by several organisations, out of which 1,000 units of blood had been collected from Adajan area, 2100 units from Limbayat area. Today 6,000 units of blood have been donated at different camps in the city, which would be delivered free of costs.”He further said that 60 vans have been stationed at 30...
India vs England, 3rd T20I: Jos Buttler blitz trumps Virat Kohli knock as England reclaim series lead | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England, 3rd T20I: Jos Buttler blitz trumps Virat Kohli knock as England reclaim series lead | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Virat Kohli's brilliance wasn't good enough to paper over an otherwise inept Indian batting performance as England humbled the hosts by eight wickets in the third T20 International to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series, here on Tuesday. Eoin Morgan unleashed his fast bowlers Mark Wood (3/31) and Chris Jordan (2/35) to restrict the hosts for 156 for six, which the visitors surpassed easily in 18.2 overs, riding on Jos Buttler's unbeaten 83 off 52 balls. Skipper Kohli had mistakenly said at the toss that his team led 2-1 but Morgan, in his 100th T20 International appearance, made sure that opposite happened. Match highlights | ScorecardButtler showed his mastery in white ball format after Kohli single-handedly carried the team to a reasonable score with an unbeaten 77 off...
Critic, scholar Pratap Bhanu Mehta resigns as Ashoka professor
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Critic, scholar Pratap Bhanu Mehta resigns as Ashoka professor

Less than two years after he stepped down as Vice-Chancellor, noted scholar, political scientist and commentator Pratap Bhanu Mehta resigned as professor from Ashoka University Tuesday. Mehta, who is also Contributing Editor, The Indian Express, has consistently, in his writing and public appearances, questioned the ruling establishment. He is considered one of the nation’s foremost scholars on politics and political theory, Constitutional law, governance and political economy. Asked by The Indian Express if his criticism of the government had anything to do with his exit, the university sidestepped the question. Instead, a spokesperson confirmed the resignation and said: “During his tenure as Vice-Chancellor and member of faculty, he has contributed immensely to the Univer...
Boris Johnson will be in India next month
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Boris Johnson will be in India next month

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will travel to India at the end of April in what would be his first major overseas visit following Brexit, his office said on Tuesday. Johnson was forced to cancel his trip to India as the chief guest of the Republic Day celebrations in January following a surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK, and had then promised to visit India before the G-7 summit in the UK in June. He has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the G-7 summit. Johnson’s office made an announcement of his India trip as it unveiled the “Integrated Review” of its security, defence, India appears about 15 times in the review document, where it has been located in the context of the “deeper engagement” with the Indo-Pacific. Under the sub-head “Indo-Pacific”, the Integrated...
NIA: Sachin Waze drove vehicle seen escorting SUV outside Ambani home
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NIA: Sachin Waze drove vehicle seen escorting SUV outside Ambani home

It prima facie appears that Sachin Waze drove the white vehicle that escorted the SUV with explosives near the residence of Mukesh Ambani on February 25, according to the remand report of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that was submitted in court Sunday to obtain custody of the Assistant Police Inspector for 12 days in the bomb scare case. The NIA probe in the case, meanwhile, has identified Waze as the person seen on CCTV footage wearing a large kurta and covering his face, a few hours after the Scorpio SUV was parked outside the Ambani residence that day, sources said. NIA IG Anil Shukla said investigators have also found the fake number plate used for the Scorpio from a black Mercedes car used by Waze. The Mercedes was recovered Tuesday from a parking lot in Sou...
Days after border truce, India hosts Pakistan equestrian team in Noida
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Days after border truce, India hosts Pakistan equestrian team in Noida

Three weeks after India and Pakistan reaffirmed their commitment to adhere strictly to a ceasefire along the Line of Control and the International Border, a sporting team from Pakistan is in India to compete in a multi-country event. In one of the first outcomes of the easing of tensions between the two neighbours, a seven-member Pakistani team arrived Monday to participate in the qualifying matches for the International Tent-Pegging Federation World Cup Championship. The qualifiers, jointly organised by the Indian Army-run Equestrian Foundation of India and a private company called Equiwing Sports, got underway in Noida Tuesday with India winning a gold in the team lance competition, and Pakistan striking gold in the individual lance event. Tent pegging is a horse-mounted...
TN’s Dhanalakshmi pips Dutee for gold in women’s 100m race | More sports News – Times of India
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TN’s Dhanalakshmi pips Dutee for gold in women’s 100m race | More sports News – Times of India

CHENNAI: With prominent names such as Dutee Chand and Hima Das featuring in it the women’s 100m final was the most anticipated race in the Federation Cup athletics meet in Patiala on Tuesday. However, the top spot was bagged by Tamil Nadu’s S Dhanalakshmi with a timing of 11.39 seconds. The 22-year-old from Trichy beat seasoned campaigner Dutee who was second with 11.58 seconds. Dhanalakshmi’s statemate Archana Suseendran came third in 11.76 seconds. Hima was disqualified for a false start. “This is my maiden gold medal at a senior National meet. I will cherish this medal more since the field was very strong as it had big names such as Dutee and Archana in it,” Dhanalakshmi told TOI. She hails from the Gundur village, which is about 10 km from Trichy. Dhanalakshmi lost her father early ...
8 ministries list assets for monetisation: from stations to telecom towers, pipelines to roads
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8 ministries list assets for monetisation: from stations to telecom towers, pipelines to roads

To meet the aggressive target of raising around Rs 2.5 lakh crore through asset sales, the government has lined up plans to monetise assets including roads, electricity transmission, oil and gas pipelines, and telecom towers, sports stadia, among others. The assets shortlisted come under the purview of eight ministries. Alongside these core sector assets, the plan includes awarding 150 passenger trains to private players; divestment of the equity stake of Airports Authority of India in the joint ventures that operate the Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad airports; and leasing out stadiums such as the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the national capital, sources said. Daily briefing | The stories you need to start your day with  The Niti Aayog is in the process of preparing...
Bundled for privatisation: 7 airports making losses
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Bundled for privatisation: 7 airports making losses

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has identified seven airports alongside six others already shortlisted for the next round of airport privatisation, sources told The Indian Express. After leasing out Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram airports on public-private partnership mode, the AAI had selected Bhubaneswar, Varanasi, Amritsar, Raipur, Indore and Trichy airports for the second round. The AAI now plans to bundle Jharsuguda airport with Bhubaneswar, Kushinagar and Gaya airports with Varanasi, Kangra airport with Amritsar, Jalgaon airport with Raipur, Jabalpur airport with Indore, and Salem airport with Trichy, before offering it to prospective bidders, a source close to the development said. According to civil aviation ministry off...
Recovering Nadal to skip Miami and focus on clay court swing | Tennis News – Times of India
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Recovering Nadal to skip Miami and focus on clay court swing | Tennis News – Times of India

Rafa Nadal will skip the Miami Open that begins later this month in a bid to recover from a back injury in time for the clay court swing, the Spaniard said on Tuesday. Nadal had not played since his quarter-final exit at the Australian Open last month and also skipped the ATP 500 event in Dubai. The 34-year-old has since dropped down one place in the rankings to third after Russian Daniil Medvedev leapfrogged him. "Sad to announce that I won't be playing in Miami, a city that I love. I need to fully recover and get ready for the clay court season in Europe," Nadal wrote on Twitter. Sad to announce that I won’t be playing in Miami, a city that I love. I need to fully recover and get ready for the… https://t.co/iavMeb3o6Z— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) 1615911341000The Miami Open is a hard co...