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Day: March 29, 2021

Prominent US Sikh Gurinder Khalsa supports farmers protest | India News – Times of India
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Prominent US Sikh Gurinder Khalsa supports farmers protest | India News – Times of India

AMBALA: Rosa Parks Trailblazer awardee Gurinder Singh Khalsa of Indianapolis, Indiana, on Monday visited the farmers’ protest at Singhu border of Delhi and addressed the gathering. Gurinder Singh, who is also chairman of US-based Sikhs Political Action Committee (SikhsPAC), fully supported the farmers’ agitation against Centre government’s three controversial agri-marketing laws. Gurinder Singh earlier wrote to Sanyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) with a request to share his thoughts and join the protest at Singhu border. In his letter, Gurinder Singh said, “I, Gurinder Singh Khalsa, Chairman SikhsPAC, fully endorse and support Kisan Ekta Morcha on an individual level. Currently I am in India and would like to share my thoughts. I will be joining the protest at Singhu Border Kisan Ekta Morcha fo...
Poll Body Issues Notices To Assam Newspapers Over BJP Advertisement
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Poll Body Issues Notices To Assam Newspapers Over BJP Advertisement

Elections to 39 seats will be held in the second phase on April 1 (File)Guwahati: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued notices to eight newspapers of Assam which carried an advertisement of the BJP in the form of a headline claiming that the party will win all 47 seats where elections were held in the first phase on Saturday, officials said.The notices were sent to the newspapers following a complaint filed by the Congress alleging that the advertisement violated a directive of the ECI, the model code of conduct for the election and the Representation of People Act, 1951.In the notices, Assam Chief Electoral Officer Nitin Khade asked the newspapers to send a report clarifying their position to the Commission by 7 pm on Monday.The newspapers have also submitted their reports...
Pakistan PM Imran Khan replaces finance minister – Times of India
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Pakistan PM Imran Khan replaces finance minister – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan removed his finance minister on Monday as part of a government shake-up aimed at bringing in policies to control "rising inflation", the information minister said. The removal - the second of a finance minister in the 2-1/2 years of Khan's tenure that witnessed GDP growth falling from 5.6% to -0.4% - coincides with the restart of a $6 billion IMF bailout programme that had been suspended for one year over questions about fiscal and revenue reforms. Pakistan is also preparing to float Eurobonds worth around $2 billion to raise capital from international markets about two months before presenting a budget amid historical remittances and good debt inflows helping to shore up foreign reserves to assist its currency's recovery against the dollar....
Over 1000 Myanmarese refugees in Mizoram now; 100 sent back but they returned: Officials | India News – Times of India
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Over 1000 Myanmarese refugees in Mizoram now; 100 sent back but they returned: Officials | India News – Times of India

AIZAWL: The number of Myanmarese nationals taking refuge in Mizoram has crossed 1000 since last month's military coup, and at least 100 such people were sent back to their country but they have again sneaked into the state, officials said on Monday. A senior Mizoram home department official said that the government did not receive any further communication from the Centre on the Myanmarese refugee issue after the March 10 directive to stop illegal migration of people from that country. "As per the home department's record, 1,042 Myanmarese nationals have entered the state till Monday. While most of them are staying in border villages and are being provided with relief and shelter by local NGOs, some are living with their relatives," the official told PTI. Many of the people who have cro...
Exclusive! Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aaliya’s fight with brother-in-law Shamas ends; she and her kids play Holi with him – Times of India
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Exclusive! Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aaliya’s fight with brother-in-law Shamas ends; she and her kids play Holi with him – Times of India

The Holi song from 'Sholay' goes: 'Gile shikve bhool ke doston, dushman bhi gale mil jaate hain'. Not dushman anymore, but certainly the friction that had snowballed between Aaliya and her brother-in-law has got quite a bit dissolved with time and the water-n-colors of Holi. ETimes broke the big story to you just a few minutes ago that Aaliya has moved to Nawaz's farmhouse in Kasara. Therein, we also told you that it was Nawaz's brother Shamas Siddiqui who drove the kids from the Mumbai airport to Kasara, when Nawaz had brought them back from Lucknow owing to the surge in COVID. We now have it that Shamas too, like Aaliya, Shora and Yaani, has parked himself at the Kasara farmhouse since the past few days. "Yes, Shamas too is here. We all met very warmly," Aaliya confirms. "In fact, we...
India suffer 0-6 rout against UAE in second international football friendly | Football News – Times of India
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India suffer 0-6 rout against UAE in second international football friendly | Football News – Times of India

DUBAI: India suffered an embarrassing 0-6 rout at the hands of formidable United Arab Emirates -- their heaviest defeat against the Gulf side -- in the second international football friendly on Monday. Such was their performance that Igor Stimac's side did not even get a single shot on target in one of the most forgettable encounters in recent times. Striker Ali Mabkhout scored a hat-trick with goals in the 12th, 32nd and 60th minutes while Khalil Ibrahim (64th) and Fabio Lima (71st and 84th) added the other three. India gave a good account of themselves in their first friendly match against fancied Oman on March 25 with an impressive 1-1 draw but against the UAE, they were clueless how to hold the ball, stitch the passes and create chances. The gulf in the class and technical superiori...
Irfan Pathan 4th player to test COVID-19 positive after playing Road Safety World Series | Cricket News – Times of India
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Irfan Pathan 4th player to test COVID-19 positive after playing Road Safety World Series | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan on Monday became the fourth Indian cricketer to test COVID-19 positive, having recently taken part in the veteran's Road Safety World Series tournament in Raipur, which is fast turning out to be a super spreader. Before Irfan, his elder brother Yusuf, legendary Sachin Tendulkar and S Badrinath have all taken to twitter to announce that they have tested positive for COVID-19. "I have tested positive for COVID-19 with no symptoms and have isolated myself and quarantined at home. I would request those who came in contact with me in recent past to please get themselves tested," Irfan tweeted. https://t.co/4E7agmuQl1— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 1617036149000"Urging all to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Wishing you all good health,...
Exclusive! Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aaliya moves to his Kasara farmhouse; says, “I am expecting him here, soon” – Times of India
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Exclusive! Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aaliya moves to his Kasara farmhouse; says, “I am expecting him here, soon” – Times of India

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife Aaliya Nawaz waving the white flag in their marital fight is bearing further fruit. After Nawaz looking after the kids at his Lucknow shoot last month, ETimes now has it that the kids are back- not in Mumbai but Kasara. "My daughter Shora, son Yaani and I are at Nawaz's farmhouse in Kasara," Aaliya, when contacted, told us happily. Aaliya further revealed that Nawaz is expected to join them in the next 5-6 days. "I am expecting him here, soon. He is likely to join us at the farmhouse on April 5." So how has it all panned out further that she has parked herself in Kasara, that too at Nawaz' farmhouse? "To begin with, I reiterate that we decided to put our egos aside and think together about the welfare of Shora and Yaani. Our daughter in particular, as I had ...
‘Asked CM to consider other options’: NCP’s Malik as Maha govt mulls lockdown | India News – Times of India
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‘Asked CM to consider other options’: NCP’s Malik as Maha govt mulls lockdown | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A day after Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray asked officials to "prepare for a lockdown", senior NCP leader Nawab Malik on Monday said that leaders in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government have asked him to "consider other options". "We cannot afford lockdown. We have asked the CM to consider other options. Due to rising cases, he has directed administration to prepare for lockdown but that doesn't mean that lockdown is inevitable," Malik was quoted as saying by ANI. The Maharashtra minister added that a lockdown can be avoided if the people follow rules and social distancing norms. On Sunday, Thackeray went into a huddle with the state task force and asked chief secretary Sitaram Kunte to immediately draw up a strategy for the “last resort” of a lockdown. “The go...
Xiaomi launches Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i, Mi 11 Lite and Mi 11 Lite 5G: Specs, price and more – Times of India
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Xiaomi launches Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i, Mi 11 Lite and Mi 11 Lite 5G: Specs, price and more – Times of India

At today’s event, Xiaomi has unveiled four new smartphones in the Mi 11 series. To recall, the Mi 11 was launched in the company's home country China in December 2020 and globally last month. Now, the company has introduced new handsets in the Mi 11 series. Here is a detailed look at the specs and price of the new handsets of the Mi 11 series: Mi 11 Ultra: 1,199 euros (approximately Rs 1,02,000)The Mi 11 Ultra is the most-powerful handset launched at today’s event. The device houses a tiny 1.1-inch AMOLED screen on the back with the camera setup. Not only does it serve as a small mirror to see yourself before clicking selfies, but it also serves as a notification centre. In terms of specs, it comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 stor...
Xiaomi launches Mi Smart Band 6, Mi Smart Projector 2 Pro and wireless charging pad – Times of India
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Xiaomi launches Mi Smart Band 6, Mi Smart Projector 2 Pro and wireless charging pad – Times of India

Xiaomi launches Mi Smart Band 6, Mi Smart Projector 2 Pro and wireless charging pad. At today’s event, Xiaomi has unveiled a new fitness tracker — called Mi Smart Band 6 — a new smart projector — called Mi Smart Projector 2 Pro and a wireless charging pad at its global event. Here is a detailed look at the devices: Mi Smart Band 6: Available at 44.99 euros (approximately Rs 3,800)This smart band from Xiaomi offers a silicone strap and a 1.56-inch AMOLED display of 152 x 486p resolution and 450 nits brightness. This device offers a heart rate sensor, an Sp02 sensor, a 3-axis accelerometer, and a 3-axis gyroscope sensor. Buyers get support for up to 30 fitness modes with the device along with options to track sleep, stress and menstrual health. Backed by a 125mAh battery, the device is sa...
Thousands flee Myanmar airstrikes, complicating crisis – Times of India
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Thousands flee Myanmar airstrikes, complicating crisis – Times of India

YANGON: A series of airstrikes by Myanmar's military along the country's border raised concerns on Monday that more villagers might flee to neighboring Thailand in large numbers, adding a new dimension to an already volatile crisis. The strikes in areas populated predominantly by ethnic Karen people represent another escalation in the increasingly violent crackdown by Myanmar's junta on protests of its Feb. 1 coup. On Saturday, more than 100 people were killed in and around demonstrations throughout the country - the bloodiest single day since the takeover. Myanmar aircraft carried out three strikes overnight on Sunday, according Dave Eubank, a member of the Free Burma Rangers, a humanitarian relief agency that delivers medical and other assistance to villagers. The strikes severely inj...
MP: BJP’s youth wing leader booked for rape and blackmail
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MP: BJP’s youth wing leader booked for rape and blackmail

The Madhya Pradesh police have booked Rajesh Shrivastav, the mandal adhyakash from Jabalpur for rape and blackmailing a woman. The matter came to light after the woman approached the women police station along with their husband and registered an FIR against Shrivastav. According to Jabalpur police, the woman got acquainted with Shrivastav who would often come to her house while her husband who is a government employee would remain away for work. The woman in her complaint stated that it was during one such visit, the accused spiked the juice she had offered and drinking which she lost consciousness and was raped by Shrivastav. The woman has stated that Shrivastav had clicked her pictures and made videos of the act and would threaten her with them. However, the matter escal...
Germany reports more AstraZeneca clot cases – Times of India
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Germany reports more AstraZeneca clot cases – Times of India

BERLIN: Germany's medical regulator says it has received reports of 21 cases of rare blood clots in people who had recently received AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine. The Paul Ehrlich Institute said in an email on Monday to The Associated Press that seven people affected by the blood clots have died. The incidence of an unusual form of blood clot in the head, known as sinus vein thrombosis, prompted several European countries to temporarily halt the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine earlier this month. After a review by medical experts, The European Union's medical regulator EMA recommended that warnings about possible rare side effects should be added to the vaccine information provided for patients and doctors. Most EU countries have since resumed use of the vaccine. The Paul Ehrlich In...
Drones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Prohibited In Puducherry In View Of PM’s Visit
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Drones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Prohibited In Puducherry In View Of PM’s Visit

PM Modi would address an election rally on Tuesday (File)Puducherry: Flying of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been banned in the entire Puducherry region from March 29-30 to ensure security during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit for electioneering.An order to this effect came from the District Magistrate Purva Garg on Monday.In a press release, Garg said an order under section 144 CrPc has been clamped in whole of Puducherry region to prohibit flying of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles.Any violation of the order would attract action under section 188 of Indian Penal Code and other relevant laws, the District Magistrate said.PM Modi would address an election rally on Tuesday to woo voters for NDA candidates contesting the April 6 Assembly polls. Sou...
Surya managed himself well when he wasn’t getting India call-up: Zaheer Khan | Cricket News – Times of India
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Surya managed himself well when he wasn’t getting India call-up: Zaheer Khan | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The key to Suryakumar Yadav's instant success in international cricket is great attitude and being surrounded by the right kind of people till the time India call-up eluded him, feels Mumbai Indians Director of Cricket Operations Zaheer Khan. Even after a stupendous last IPL for MI, Suryakumar didn't make it to the Australia tour but grabbed his opportunity with three great knocks in the T20 Internationals against England. "With Surya, what stands out is his consistency in the last three IPLs, and domestic circuit as well. He is someone who thoroughly deserved this chance and he has worked very hard, and at times you have to be patient, at times opportunity doesn't come even when you are performing," Zaheer said during an interaction "Twitter Space With Zak" organised by the Mum...
Surya managed himself well when he wasn’t getting India call-up: MI mentor Zaheer Khan | Cricket News – Times of India
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Surya managed himself well when he wasn’t getting India call-up: MI mentor Zaheer Khan | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The key to Suryakumar Yadav's instant success in international cricket is great attitude and being surrounded by the right kind of people till the time India call-up eluded him, feels Mumbai Indians mentor Zaheer Khan. Even after a stupendous last IPL for MI, Suryakumar didn't make it to the Australia tour but grabbed his opportunity with three great knocks in the T20 Internationals against England. "With Surya, what stands out is his consistency in the last three IPLs, and domestic circuit as well. He is someone who thoroughly deserved this chance and he has worked very hard, and at times you have to be patient, at times opportunity doesn't come even when you are performing," Zaheer said during an interaction "Twitter Space With Zak" organised by the Mumbai Indians. "Every indi...
Congress used minorities as commodity, exploited their sentiments for vote bank politics: Jitendra Singh | India News – Times of India
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Congress used minorities as commodity, exploited their sentiments for vote bank politics: Jitendra Singh | India News – Times of India

GUWAHATI: Union minister Jitendra Singh on Monday accused the Congress of seeking votes through communal polarisation by instigating one religion against the other and inducing unwarranted fear in the minds of the minority community. He said, it was only during the last seven years that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government had the conviction and sincerity to bring about some revolutionary reforms for the minorities, including the Triple Talaq law. "Congress party had, since independence, used the minorities as a commodity and exploited their sentiments for vote bank politics," said Singh, the minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office. He said the Congress-AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front) alliance in Assam has virtually outsourced its campa...
Farmers hold dharna, demand cancellation of FIRs for assault on BJP MLA
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Farmers hold dharna, demand cancellation of FIRs for assault on BJP MLA

A DAY after four farmers from Punjab’s Malout were arrested in connection with the assault on Abohar MLA Arun Narang, farmers from different villages in the area held a daylong ‘pakka dharna’ at Malout’s Bathinda Chowk on Monday, demanding cancellation of the FIRs. They finally relented and lifted the dharna around 7.30 pm after police officers arrived there and assured them of fair investigation in the case. Muktsar Police had on Sunday arrested four persons and booked 23 others in connection with the assault on the BJP MLA in Malout town on Saturday. The protesting farmers also alleged that the attack was stage-managed, and accused the BJP of putting the blame on farmers subsequently. The dharna disrupted traffic movement towards Muktsar, Bathinda, Abohar and Dabwali for ...
LDF ally rakes up ‘love jihad’; BJP, Catholic body seek CM response
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LDF ally rakes up ‘love jihad’; BJP, Catholic body seek CM response

LDF ally and Kerala Congress (M) leader Jose K Mani’s remarks that “love jihad” has come up as an issue has left the ruling Left alliance in an embarrassing position on the eve of polls — with the BJP and the Catholic Church expressing support for the regional Christian party leader. While Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said he was not aware of what Mani said, CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran came down heavily on the leader, saying LDF leaders should not speak the language of religious fundamentalists. Under pressure, Jose on Monday tried to bury the controversy saying that “love jihad” is not an issue and election is contested on developmental agenda. Asking the Chief Minister to clarify his position, BJP state president K Surendran said Jose talked about an “issue” wh...