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Latest News Live Updates: India Logged 40,715 COVID-19 Cases, 199 Deaths On Tuesday
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Latest News Live Updates: India Logged 40,715 COVID-19 Cases, 199 Deaths On Tuesday

The number of people who have recovered surged to 1,11,81,253 in India (File)New Delhi: India recorded 40,715 coronavirus cases in a day, taking the nationwide infection tally to 1,16,86,796, while the active caseload at 3,45,377 registered an increase for the 13th day in a row, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday, reported news agency PTI.The active caseload now comprises 2.96 per cent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 95.67 per cent, the ministry data updated at 8 am Tuesday stated.The number of COVID-19 deaths in the country increased to 1,60,166, with 199 daily new fatalities, it said.The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,11,81,253, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.37 per cent, the data...
BJP Assam poll manifesto to ensure inclusive growth: Union minister Jitendra Singh | India News – Times of India
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BJP Assam poll manifesto to ensure inclusive growth: Union minister Jitendra Singh | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Union minister for development of northeastern region Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said the BJP’s manifesto for the forthcoming Assam assembly elections would ensure inclusive growth of the state while emphasising on its security, development and maintaining its cultural identity. The minister said in Guwahati: "BJP's poll manifesto will ensure inclusive growth of Assam with focus on its security, development and cultural identity." On a day BJP president released the party’s ‘Sankalp Patra’, Singh said, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, consistent and diligent efforts were made to pull Assam out from the long nightmare of insurgency and violence into which previous Congress governments had thrown the state. "Now that development activities have been rolled o...
Pressure is always there in international cricket, I know how to handle it: Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India
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Pressure is always there in international cricket, I know how to handle it: Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who hit a match-winning 98 in the first ODI against England after warming the bench for the major part of the T20 series, on Tuesday said international cricket is all about pressure and as an experienced player he knows how to handle it. Having lost his place in the T20 eleven, Dhawan was under pressure to perform in the opening ODI with India spoilt for choice in all batting positions. For his gutsy 9️⃣8️⃣, @SDhawan25 is the Man of the Match tonight 💪🏻#TeamIndia #INDvENG @Paytm https://t.co/i8G3DJwJsj— BCCI (@BCCI) 1616517982000"(In) international cricket, pressure is always there and the thing is as an experienced player, I know how to handle pressure. "...and secondly, as I said, I am experienced player, so I know what shots to play on what certain ...
Centre Should Withdraw Bill, Restore Powers Of Delhi Government: Mallikarjun Kharge
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Centre Should Withdraw Bill, Restore Powers Of Delhi Government: Mallikarjun Kharge

Mallikarjun Kharge said the Bill will be dicussed in the Rajya Sabha on today (File)New Delhi: The Centre should withdraw the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and restore powers of the Delhi government, said Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday, a day after the bill was passed in the Lok Sabha."They should withdraw it (bill) and restore the Delhi government's power. Today it is AAP, tomorrow it will be someone else. They cannot snatch the democratic rights of elected governments of states and Union Territories," Mr Kharge said while speaking to news agency ANI.He added that lawmakers will discuss the Bill today at 10 am in the Rajya Sabha.On Tuesday, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned following a ruckus made by the Opposition as the Government of Natio...
Framed, picked up for telling police to pay up, dhaba owner in UP fights back
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Framed, picked up for telling police to pay up, dhaba owner in UP fights back

A GROUP of policemen get enraged when they are asked to pay for their food by the dhaba owner. They return with their colleagues, haul up the owner and his staff, and throw them in jail on a string of false charges. It’s a classic police scene, immortalised in countless movies. But this time in UP’s Etah, there was a sting in the tale. The dhaba owner turned out to be an engineering graduate who just wouldn’t let go. And the policemen, who framed his staff and customers, are now headed to jail themselves. On Tuesday, FIRs were registered against an Inspector and two Head Constables after an inquiry by Etah Additional SP Rahul Kumar found that they had implicated 10 persons, including some customers at the dhaba, in “several false cases” last month. And all because the dhaba...
One year since lockdown 1.0: Share in workforce already falling, Covid job losses hit women harder
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One year since lockdown 1.0: Share in workforce already falling, Covid job losses hit women harder

For 28 years, Munni Devi walked from home to the Welspun Polybuttons Pvt Ltd factory on Gurugram’s Behrampur road where she headed the button assembly process on the shopfloor. Today, the 54-year-old does the same walk via her factory but to a different destination: a protest site at the Gurugram mini-Secretariat. She is among the 200 employees laid off after the factory closed three months into the lockdown that marks a year tomorrow. Out of a job since last July, Munni’s family struggles to pay rent, cuts corners to buy medicine for her physically challenged grandson. Of the three working members in her household of five adults who lost their jobs since then, two are women. Far away from her, at Euro Clothing Company’s factory in Karnataka’s Srirangapatna, Shobha S, a mot...
Ex-Maharashtra officer flagged transfers racket, named top politicians
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Ex-Maharashtra officer flagged transfers racket, named top politicians

IN A fresh setback for Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, it has emerged that former Commissioner of State Intelligence Rashmi Shukla had sent a letter last August to the then DGP Subodh Jaiswal stating that her personnel had intercepted communications of several persons allegedly engaged in the postings of senior police officers in exchange for money. The seven-page letter also contains a purported summary of conversations among these persons in which they are heard dropping the names of several political leaders, including Deshmukh, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray among others. It also contains the names of several IPS who, according to Shukla, were allegedly in touch with the key persons involved. The letter’s contents prompte...
The BMC has cleared Proposals to cut, transplant 1,000 trees
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The BMC has cleared Proposals to cut, transplant 1,000 trees

The BMC has cleared proposals of cutting and transplanting of 1,000 trees for various infrastructure projects. The Tree Authority on Tuesday gave approval to over 20 proposals of tree cut and transplant for development works. Some major projects like Metro 6 (Lokhandwala-Jogeshwari-Vikhroli) related work needs cutting and transplanting of 304 trees, Metro 2B(D N Nagar-Mandale) 115 trees, Metro 7 (Andheri east to Dahisar east) 93 trees, construction of a building at J J Hospital 117 trees. “These proposals are cleared. We will now issue a permission copy to the agencies. Three proposals were held back and discussion will take place in the next meeting,” said an official from the Garden Department. According to officials, the agencies have been asked to transplant three ti...
After two-year pause, Indus water talks take off between India, Pakistan
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After two-year pause, Indus water talks take off between India, Pakistan

The Indus Commissioners of India and Pakistan met for the first time in over two years in New Delhi on Tuesday in a bid to resolve a host of outstanding issues under the Indus Waters Treaty, including Pakistan’s objections to the design of Indian hydropower projects on the Chenab river. Pradeep Kumar Saxena, Commissioner (Indus), is leading the Indian delegation, while the Pakistan side is being led by Syed Muhammad Meher Ali Shah, the country’s Commissioner for Indus Waters. While no official statement has been issued regarding the meeting, which began at 10 am and continued till 5 pm, an official said both sides “presented their views to each other”. The meeting is being seen as a positive step after both countries agreed to the LoC ceasefire last month. “On the first day...
Special Court: Stan Swamy’s liberty, sickness outweighed by collective interest
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Special Court: Stan Swamy’s liberty, sickness outweighed by collective interest

A SPECIAL court, while disallowing bail to Stan Swamy (83), arrested in the Elgar Parishad case, said his right to personal liberty and other grounds like his old age and sickness were outweighed by the “collective interest of the community”. Special Judge Dinesh E Kothalikar said sufficient prima facie evidence denotes that Swamy, a Jesuit priest and Jharkhand-based tribal rights activist, is a member of the banned organisation, CPI (Maoist). “The material placed on record… prima facie denotes that the applicant (Swamy) was not only the member of banned organisation CPI (Maoist) but he was carrying out activities further in the objective of the organisation which is nothing but to overthrow the democracy of the nation,” the court said. It referred to letters and documents ...
Dhawan’s body language was great when he wasn’t playing: Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India
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Dhawan’s body language was great when he wasn’t playing: Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: After registering a 66-run win in the first ODI of the three-match series against England here at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday said that this is the sweetest victory his side has tasted for a very long time. Jonny Bairstow might have played a 94-run knock, but India bowlers came back strongly to hand hosts a 66-run victory in the first ODI. With this win, India went 1-0 up in the three-match series. Both teams will now lock horns in the second ODI on Friday. For the hosts, Prasidh Krishna returned with four wickets. England was 135/0 at one stage, but Indian bowlers made a stunning comeback to bundle out England for 251 inside 43 overs. "This is one of our sweetest wins in the recent past. This one is right up there with...
India vs England: One of our sweetest ODI wins in recent past, says Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England: One of our sweetest ODI wins in recent past, says Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday described the win in the opening ODI against England as one of their "sweetest in the recent past", lavishing special praise on under-fire opener Shikhar Dhawan who struck form in the game. Chasing 318, England had the game in the bag at 135 for no loss in the 15th over before Indian bowlers scripted a winning comeback with debutant pacer Prasidh Kumar snaring 4/54 -- the best by an Indian on debut. This was after Dhawan's 98-run knock. "This is one of our sweetest wins in the recent past. This one is right up there with any other. Getting nine wickets so quickly is outstanding. To come back into the game the way they did is brilliant. I'm a really, really proud man right now," said Kohli at the post match presentation post the 66-run win. Engl...
Lok Sabha nod to finance, infra funding Bills
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Lok Sabha nod to finance, infra funding Bills

The amended Finance Bill, 2021, and The National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Bill, 2021, were passed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman answered several questions of Opposition members on both Bills, however, several leaders, led by Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, said she did not respond to two important questions — one on tax on cooking gas and the other on MPLADs funds. During the discussion on The National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Bill 2021, Sitharaman said, “Very many honourable members have rightly pointed out, that this institution that we are going to create through a statutory provision is a very unique institution… Based on the lessons we have learnt from earlier institutions…. Infrastru...
Losing like this way better than suffering a 10-run defeat, says Morgan | Cricket News – Times of India
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Losing like this way better than suffering a 10-run defeat, says Morgan | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: After suffering a 66-run loss in the first ODI of the three-match series against India here at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, England skipper Eoin Morgan on Tuesday defended his batters who kept on going for big shots, saying "losing like this is way better than losing by 10-15 runs." Jonny Bairstow might have played a 94-run knock, but India bowlers came back strongly to hand hosts a 66-run victory in the first ODI. With this win, India went 1-0 up in the three-match series. Both teams will now lock horns in the second ODI on Friday. For the hosts, Prasidh Krishna returned with four wickets. England were 135/0 at one stage, but Indian bowlers made a stunning comeback to bundle out England for 251 inside 43 overs. "Did a lot of things right today. The wicket ...
In Pics: Debutants Prasidh and Krunal shine as India beat England by 66 runs in first ODI  | The Times of India
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In Pics: Debutants Prasidh and Krunal shine as India beat England by 66 runs in first ODI | The Times of India

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India to attend Heart of Asia meet to discuss peace in Afghanistan | India News – Times of India
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India to attend Heart of Asia meet to discuss peace in Afghanistan | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India has legitimate interests in peace and stability in the region and Afghanistan wants India to play a much greater role, said Haneef Atmar, Afghan foreign minister. His comments to journalists on Tuesday, came as it became clear that foreign minister S Jaishankar will attend the Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process meeting in Dushanbe to talk about Afghanistan. India will also participate in the UN-led regional meeting of regional powers. Speaking after a day of meetings with foreign minister Jaishankar and NSA Ajit Doval, Atmar said the forthcoming Afghan government-Taliban meeting in Turkey would see the government side discuss three important questions with the Taliban — “a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire; a political settlement keeping an acceptance of elections in ...
Prasidh Krishna wants to be known as a hit-the-deck bowler | Cricket News – Times of India
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Prasidh Krishna wants to be known as a hit-the-deck bowler | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: He overcame an early assault to be India's wrecker-in-chief on debut and rookie pacer Prasidh Krishna on Tuesday said he would like to make a name for himself as a "hit-the-deck" bowler who can break partnerships whenever needed. With figures of 4/54 in 8.1 overs in the 66-run win over England on Tuesday in the opening ODI, the 25-year-old Krishna became the first Indian bowler to take four (or more) wickets on ODI debut. But it was a nervy start for the Karnataka player as Jason Roy (46) and Jonny Bairstow (94) took him to the cleaners early on, resulting in him conceding 37 runs in his first three overs. He got his revenge by dismissing Roy to break the intimidating partnership. "It didn't start off well, and they came hard at us because we bowled poorly, but we had belief. We p...
3rd T20I: India Women notch up consolation 9-wicket win over SA Women | Cricket News – Times of India
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3rd T20I: India Women notch up consolation 9-wicket win over SA Women | Cricket News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: World number one T20I batswoman Shafali Verma blasted 60 runs off 30 balls after left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad's fine bowling display to power India to a consolation nine-wicket win over South Africa in the third and final match on Tuesday. Gayakwad picked up three wickets for just nine runs to help India restrict South Africa Women to 112 for 7 and then Verma and captain Smriti Mandhana (48 not out off 28 balls) shared 96 runs for the opening wicket to canter to an easy win with nine overs to spare. Shafali hit seven fours and five sixes during her blistering knock while Mandhana had nine boundaries in her unbeaten innings. SA Women clinched the three-match T20I series 2-1, having won the first two matches. Chasing 113 for victory, the 17-year old Shafali went on a ramp...
Weight loss story: “I followed my own diet and exercise and shed 32 kilos in under 4 months”  | The Times of India
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Weight loss story: “I followed my own diet and exercise and shed 32 kilos in under 4 months” | The Times of India

My breakfast: 1 whole egg (either as omelette or scrambled) / 1 vegetable roti / plain dosa/ poha.My lunch: Grilled chicken or fish with a side of vegetables/daal with two chapatis without additional oil or ghee.My dinner: Cooked veggies/ chicken/ fish/ paneer with 1-2 chapatis.Pre-workout meal: I have a glass of lukewarm lemon water before setting off for my walk or jog in the morning.Post-workout meal: Black tea with a whole wheat puff or any low-calorie diet snack.I indulge in (What you eat on your cheat days): I did not get an opportunity to cheat on my diet since there was a lockdown, but seldom, what I would do is to have a small portion of rice or any baked delicacy. Also, I would have a piece of dark chocolate (85%) at times to satisfy my sweet cravings.Low-calorie recipes I swe...