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Latest News LIVE Updates: Nearly 36,000 New COVID-19 Cases In Maharashtra
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Latest News LIVE Updates: Nearly 36,000 New COVID-19 Cases In Maharashtra

Latest News LIVE Updates: India's nationwide COVID-19 tally stands at 1,17,87,534. (File)New Delhi: Maharashtra reported 35,952 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, its single-highest surge in 24 hours since the beginning of the pandemic, along with 111 deaths. The country's financial capital Mumbai too logged 5,504 new infections - crossing 5,000 for the second day in a row - to post a new single-day high.Maharashtra had logged 31,855 new cases a day before while Mumbai reported 5,185. The rate at which infections in Mumbai are doubling now stands at 75 days - a worrying figure - and it is decreasing rapidly, experts said.Authorities ordered people indoors in some towns in western India as the number of new coronavirus infections hit 53,476 infections overnight, the highest in five month...
Engineer from Philippines sailing from South Africa tests positive at Tuticorin | India News – Times of India
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Engineer from Philippines sailing from South Africa tests positive at Tuticorin | India News – Times of India

TUTICORIN: A 44-year-old engineer from the Philippines, who sailed from South Africa in a cargo vessel where he works was hospitalised after testing positive for Covid-19. The engineer Honbilla Anthony Oberiano was among the 29 crew members, including 25 Indians, another Filipino, a Serbian and a Hellenic on board the cargo vessel MV MSC MILA that reached Tuticorin on Wednesday. An official at the Tuticorin Port said that the master of the ship had mailed the port authorities on Tuesday seeking medical assistance for a crew member for malaria. On reaching Tuticorin, an onboard inspection was conducted by port health officials and samples were collected from the said crew member from the Philippines. RTPCR test in a private facility showed he was positive late in the night. At 1 am on Th...
Cop misled Maharashtra government for phone surveillance nod: Chief Secretary report
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Cop misled Maharashtra government for phone surveillance nod: Chief Secretary report

Two days after leaks from a 2020 “top secret” police report on the alleged corruption in transfers of IPS officers rocked the state, Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte has submitted a report to the Chief Minister stating that a high ranking police officer “deliberately misled” the government to obtain permission for phone surveillance to carry out a “roving” investigation against private individuals. The information from the phone tap of several purported “agents” or “middlemen” formed the basis of the allegations of cash for transfers, made by then Commissioner Intelligence Rashmi Shukla in her report to then Director General of Police Subodh Jaiswal on August 25, 2020. Jaiswal forwarded the report to then Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Sitaram Kunte for action. The seven-pa...
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani : Assembly session won’t  be cut short
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Chief Minister Vijay Rupani : Assembly session won’t be cut short

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Thursday said the ongoing budget session of the Gujarat Assembly will not be cut short and continue till April 1 as per the schedule. Qutoing the CM, an official release said there was no proposal to shorten the ongoing budget session. “There will be three-day holidays during the festivities of Holi-Dhuleti. After that when the House assembles, remaining financial and legal bills will be presented…The Assembly session will certainly continue till Apirl 1,” the release said, quoting CM Rupani. The state government is likely to present its Bill on ‘love jihad’ during the session. In the latest round of surge in Covid19 cases in the state, nine MLAs have tested positive during the budget session. Source link
India, US Agree To Work Constructively To Resolve Key Bilateral Trade Issues
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India, US Agree To Work Constructively To Resolve Key Bilateral Trade Issues

India, US agreed to work constructively to resolve key outstanding bilateral trade issuesWashington: India and the United States have agreed to work constructively to resolve key outstanding bilateral trade issues and to take a comprehensive look at ways to expand the trade relationship, the Biden administration has said.United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai discussed the important trade and investment relationship between the two countries during her maiden phone call with her Indian counterpart Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal."They committed to strengthening cooperation on shared objectives and to revitalise engagement through the US-India Trade Policy Forum. They also agreed to work constructively to resolve key outstanding bilateral trade issues and to take a ...
PM Modi in Dhaka today, Hasina advisor: ‘India is most important neighbour’
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PM Modi in Dhaka today, Hasina advisor: ‘India is most important neighbour’

AS DHAKA waits for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit starting Friday, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s foreign affairs advisor Gowher Rizvi sought to allay New Delhi’s concerns on Beijing and said that his country does not believe in developing a relationship with China at the expense of ties with its “most important neighbour” India. “Our relationship with China is not a zero-sum game. That if we develop a relationship with China, it must be at the expense of India. Absolutely not…our relationship with China is very much confined to investments and development projects…However, even then we have been very mindful. We do not want to create a situation where we have borrowed more than we can repay…We have learnt from Sri Lanka, we have learnt from Djibout...
Issues Not Around Use Of Social Media But Over Abuse, Misuse: Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Issues Not Around Use Of Social Media But Over Abuse, Misuse: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The minister said the government is not against criticism. (File)New Delhi: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said that the government has no issue around the use of social media but over abuse and misuse of the platforms.The minister said that the government is the voice of those who are victimised on social media and wants platforms to set up grievance redressal mechanisms in the country."You must have grievance redressal mechanisms so that if any one has a complaint then that complaint can be registered there. The issue is not the use of social media. The issue is abuse and misuse of social media," Mr Prasad said at India Economic Conclave.The minister said the government is not against criticism."The prime minister has been the biggest victim of the falsehood campaign f...
Kidambi Srikanth advances to Orleans Masters quarters | Badminton News – Times of India
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Kidambi Srikanth advances to Orleans Masters quarters | Badminton News – Times of India

PARIS (France): Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday advanced to the quarter-finals of the Orleans Masters. Srikanth defeated Malaysia's Cheam June Wei in straight games in the third-round that lasted for 46 minutes. Despite facing a tough fight in both the games, Srikanth got the better of his opponent and won the encounter 21-17, 22-20. Indian men's doubles pair of Arjun MR and Dhruv Kapila also reached the quarter-finals after defeating England's Rory Easton and Zach Russ 21-11, 21-12 in just 29 minutes. Another men's doubles pair of Krishna Prashad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala stormed into the quarter-finals after overcoming the Danish pair of Kristian Kraemer and Marcus Rindshoj 21-7, 21-13 in just 28 minutes. Mixed doubles pair of Dhruv Kapila and Ashwini Pon...
Realme to launch affordable 5G smartphones under Realme 8 series – Times of India
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Realme to launch affordable 5G smartphones under Realme 8 series – Times of India

After the launch of the Realme 8 series in India, CEO Madhav Sheth has confirmed that Realme will launch affordable 5G-enabled handsets as well. The brand recently launched Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro smartphones, both are 4G handsets and now it will launch 5G variants of the same phones with different chipsets. “What about 5G you ask? Well, we already have #realmeNarzo30Pro5G and #realmeX7 series-5G backed by powerful Processors like Dimensity 800U & Dimensity 1000+ for you guys. The 5G variants for realme 8 series are under final stage of testing & launching soon,” tweeted Madhav Sheth. Interestingly, the Realme 8 5G has already made an appearance on Thailand's NBTC website. What about 5G you ask? Well, we already have #realmeNarzo30Pro5G and #realmeX7 series-5G backed by powerf...
India hold Oman 1-1 in first international match after COVID-19 lockdown | Football News – Times of India
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India hold Oman 1-1 in first international match after COVID-19 lockdown | Football News – Times of India

DUBAI: The Indian football team made a fine comeback in the second half to hold fancied Oman 1-1 in its first international match in more than a year though the Gulf side dominated the friendly on Thursday. India conceded a goal in the 42nd minute with Chinglensana Singh's clearance crossing the goal-line after hitting goalkeeper Amrinder Singh who started the match instead of Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. Manvir Singh scored the equaliser in the 55th minute to help India pull off a rare draw against Oman in the first international outing after the COVID-19 lockdown. India head coach Igor Stimac gave debuts to as many as 10 players. He had said before the match that he would give chances to maximum number of players for them to gain the experience of playing in big matches. The first half was ...
Ex-top cop moves Bombay High Court; ruling alliance stands by minister: no tradition of resigning
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Ex-top cop moves Bombay High Court; ruling alliance stands by minister: no tradition of resigning

On a day former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh approached the Bombay High Court seeking a CBI probe against Anil Deshmukh for alleged malpractices, the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance reasserted its position that it would not take action against the Maharashtra Home Minister and would instead set up an inquiry under a former high court judge. Singh had earlier moved the Supreme Court, which on Wednesday asked him to move the Bombay HC first. “There is no such tradition (of resigning). And who says there cannot be an impartial probe till the person is on the post? If a retired high court judge probes a matter, then there is no need to resign,” Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said. “We used to think about it (resignation) earlier. Now, we feel that we ...
Weight loss story: “I lost 11 kilos with Intermittent Fasting”  | The Times of India
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Weight loss story: “I lost 11 kilos with Intermittent Fasting” | The Times of India

Intermittent Fasting was the regime that I adopted during the lockdown period and it helped me greatly.Breakfast: Firstly, I used to have 2-3 glasses of warm water in the morning. My fasting window would break at 10 a.m., which was when I used to have fruit salad mostly. Some days, I also ate besan chilla/ sprouts etc.Lunch: For lunch, mostly 2 chapatis with a bowl of green vegetable and daal. I completely gave up having rice.Dinner: I have always tried to stick to my dinnertime, which is 6 p.m. so that my intermittent regime doesn't break. So, I would usually have something like oats prepared in skimmed toned milk or any soup with loads of veggies.I didn't have any pre/post-workout meal as such. What I had was enough to fuel me. Low-calorie recipes I swear by: Mostly soups and oatmeal....
Kadhe, Sureshkumar move into quarter finals of $15,000 Men’s ITF Championships
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Kadhe, Sureshkumar move into quarter finals of $15,000 Men’s ITF Championships

Local favourite Arjun Kadhe and sixth seeded Manish Sureshkumar are among the last eight of the $15,000 Men’s ITF Championships after rigorous matches with their respective opponents at the Deccan Gymkhana hard courts on Thursday.In one of the round 16 matches, newly crowned national champion Kadhe (ATP rank 713) was down in the first set against Czech player Dominik Palan. In sets two and three, Kadhe pursued his opponent to tie-breakers where he triumphed with an overall 1-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) win. 21-year-old Sureshkumar, on his match with junior entrant Zsombor Velcz, said that although he was down the first set 3-6 against the 18-year-old Hungarian, he knew he had to keep his cool and hang in there. “It was a great match. I was down throughout the match but I played t...
Maharashtra aims at 4 lakh vaccinations a day
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Maharashtra aims at 4 lakh vaccinations a day

The fast rise in Covid-19 cases, coupled with the discovery of certain mutations of interest, has led to an intensified drive for vaccination in the state. Maharashtra plans to vaccinate four lakh people in a day once the second dosing of co-morbid population and senior citizens begins next month. On Thursday 35,952 new Covid-19 cases were detected, the highest single-day count in Maharashtra since the pandemic broke last March. “We will try to reach 3.5 lakh people per day in a week’s time,” said Maharashtra Health Secretary Dr Pradeep Vyas, adding that the interval of 6-8 weeks between two doses will help vaccinate more people. “When the second dose starts, numbers per day will increase beyond four lakh,” he said. The second dosing for people aged over 60 years and those ...
Para-athletics: After chaos, men’s shot put to be held again | More sports News – Times of India
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Para-athletics: After chaos, men’s shot put to be held again | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A day after the men's shot put event of the National Para-Athletics Championships was held under mobile phone lights in Bengaluru, the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) said that the event would be conducted again, on Saturday. Many mobile phone torches were switched on after sunset to enable the players to compete, as Sree Kanteerava Stadium plunged into darkness. The PCI drew all-round flak for conducting the F-44 category event on the opening day of the 19th National Para Athletics Championships, after the competition was shifted from Chennai to Bangalore at the last minute. PCI secretary general Gurcharan Singh on Thursday said that shot put event would be conducted again. "Some athletes have complained to the federation. Thus, the event will be conducted again. We want...
Second wave of Covid may last up to 100 days counted from February 15: SBI report | India News – Times of India
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Second wave of Covid may last up to 100 days counted from February 15: SBI report | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Even as India is seeing a spike in daily Covid-19 cases, the second wave of the infection might last up to 100 days counted from February 15, a research report from SBI says. While the report estimates the second wave to result in a total of around 25 lakh Covid-19 cases across the country based on trends in data till March 23, it predicts that India might reach the peak in the second half of April. The report, titled ‘Second wave of infections: The beginning of the end?’, also highlights Covid vaccination as a key tool to combat the pandemic, particularly for India which is seeing the second surge at a time when the vaccination is picking up pace. “Though global Covid-19 experience shows second wave much higher in intensity than the first wave, presence of vaccine makes the ...
Nuns forced off train: Railway Police initiates probe; VHP leader who alerted cops says did no wrong
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Nuns forced off train: Railway Police initiates probe; VHP leader who alerted cops says did no wrong

The Superintendent of Police of Government Railway Police (GRP) on Thursday began a “detailed inquiry” into the incident in which four Christian women, including two nuns, were allegedly verbally harassed and forced off a train in Jhansi by GRP personnel and some fellow passengers, identified as ABVP workers. The ABVP members had allegedly falsely accused the women of engaging in forced religious conversion. The incident, which occurred at Jhansi station on March 19, was brought to light in a video that showed the women being heckled, prompting a wave of outrage across Kerala, where the nuns come from, and an assurance from Union Home Minister Amit Shah. I-G (Railways) Satyendra Kumar Singh said SP (Lucknow) of GRP, who holds charge of Jhansi, has been asked to visit the pl...
Saurabh Garg Appointed As Senior Aadhar Body UIDAI Chief
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Saurabh Garg Appointed As Senior Aadhar Body UIDAI Chief

Saurabh Garg is at present serving in his cadre state Odisha. (Representational)New Delhi: Senior bureaucrat Saurabh Garg has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as part of a bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre on Thursday.Mr Garg is at present serving in his cadre state Odisha. He is a 1991 batch IAS officer.The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Mr Garg as the CEO, UIDAI in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary, an order issued by the Personnel Ministry said.Sanjeev Kumar, a 1991 batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre, has been appointed as the Chairman, Airports Authority of India (AAI), it said.Atish Chandra will be Chairman and Managing Director, Food Corporatio...
Dawood ‘lieutenant’ Jabir Moti appeals against extradition from UK to US – Times of India
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Dawood ‘lieutenant’ Jabir Moti appeals against extradition from UK to US – Times of India

LONDON: Jabir Moti, described in court as a "top lieutenant" of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's D Company worldwide criminal network, has appealed in the high court in London against his extradition to the US to face charges of drug trafficking, money laundering and blackmail. Moti, a Pakistani national, also known as Jabir Motiwala and Jabir Siddiq, remains behind bars at Wandsworth prison in south-west London and is contesting a Westminster Magistrates' Court extradition order of District Judge John Zani from February last year, which had concluded that there are no bars to his extradition. The US extradition request states that Moti reported directly to Dawood, who is a designated terrorist and wanted for the 1993 serial bombings in Mumbai. "This is not a straight forward case," note...
IIM-Calcutta board accepts director Anju Seth’s resignation
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IIM-Calcutta board accepts director Anju Seth’s resignation

The Board of Governors at IIM-Calcutta accepted the resignation of institute director Anju Seth on Wednesday and appointed the seniormost professor, Subir Bhattacharya, as the acting head of the institute. As first reported by The Indian Express, Seth, the first woman director of IIM-Calcutta, had resigned citing a “breakdown of confidence” between her and board chairman Shrikrishna Kulkarni. The confrontation with the board is a recurring theme in Seth’s resignation letter, in which she accused Kulkarni of running a smear campaign against her. “The board chose to draw up various resolutions alleging vague wrongdoings and condemning me without any evidence thereof while denying me the opportunity to defend my actions…,” she wrote. In a statement issued Wednesday, the board...