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Day: April 14, 2021

Watch: Sonu Sood shares tips on how to make perfect dosa at home – Times of India
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Watch: Sonu Sood shares tips on how to make perfect dosa at home – Times of India

This one is for all the dosa lovers out there who wish to make the perfect dosa at home. Recently, actor-producer Sonu Sood revealed the art of making the perfect dosa at home. He uploaded a video of preparing this popular South Indian delicacy, claiming it to be "famous." He captioned the video as "Dosa time." In the video, he can be seen sprinkling water on a non-stick dosa pan and next he adds a thin layer of dosa batter using a spatula and says that making dosa is an art and this is the best dosa ever. In the 2 minutes video, he jokingly mentioned that those actors who know how to make dosa on the set can actually bring down the production cost and with such acts, they can get more amount of work in the industry. Later, he can be seen pouring coconut chutney and a special powder i...
SRH vs RCB, IPL 2021: Shahbaz, Maxwell lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to six-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad | Cricket News – Times of India
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SRH vs RCB, IPL 2021: Shahbaz, Maxwell lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to six-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed (3/7) dished out a match-winning performance after Glenn Maxwell's half-century to help Royal Challengers Bangalore notch up a six-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League here on Wednesday. Put in to bat, RCB managed 149 for eight on the back of Maxwell's 41-ball 59 before Shahbaz changed the complexion of the match by dismissing Jonny Bairstow (12), Manish Pandey (38) and Abdul Samad (0) in one over, as SRH ended at 143 for nine in the stipulated 20 overs. SCORECARD | MATCH HIGHLIGHTSThe victory propelled RCB to the top of the table. Chasing a modest total, SRH lost opener Wriddhiman Saha (1) cheaply in the beginning of the third over. However, skipper David Warner (54) and Pandey looked to make short work of the chase, gall...
In Kumbh crowd management, a first: RSS workers as Special Police Officers
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In Kumbh crowd management, a first: RSS workers as Special Police Officers

AS DEVOTEES returned to railway and bus stations after the second shahi snan Monday evening, a young RSS worker in his traditional shakha uniform stood at Post Office Crossing in Haridwar, helping out with directions – as well as gently nudging them to wear the mask properly. These are Covid times and you should be careful with the mask, he reminded a batch of youngsters, as he gave directions to the station. Ashish Chaudhary and another RSS worker, Tarun Sharma, both in early 20s, have been working in a 12-hour shift – 8 pm to 8 am – since April 7, assisting personnel of central forces and local police in crowd and traffic management at their assigned location. Chaudhary and Sharma are among the 1,553 RSS volunteers who have been appointed as Special Police Officers (SPOs...
Watch: Frustrated Virat Kohli takes his anger out on a chair during SRH-RCB IPL match | Cricket News – Times of India
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Watch: Frustrated Virat Kohli takes his anger out on a chair during SRH-RCB IPL match | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Even the dropping of Sandeep Sharma from the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) squad, who has dismissed him seven times in the IPL, did not help Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli as he failed to get a big score despite a getting off to a good start in Wednesday's IPL encounter between the two sides. No wonder the RCB skipper was upset as he fell for 33 off 29 balls against SRH, taking out his anger on a chair in the RCB dugout! Walking back to the team dugout, a frustrated Kohli hit a chair with his bat as his other RCB teammates looked on. A video of Kohli hitting the chair has gone viral on social media. #RCBvsSRH Exasperated Virat Kohli caught on camera hitting a chair with his bat while walking off to pavilion afte… https://t.co/qySholwRxw— Shubham J. Ghatul Patil (@g...
South Africans anxious over pause in use of Johnson & Johnson vaccines – Times of India
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South Africans anxious over pause in use of Johnson & Johnson vaccines – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's decision to suspend the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to preliminary reports of rare blood clots has left the country without any shots as it struggles to combat an aggressive coronavirus variant. South Africa has more than 1.5 million confirmed cases of Covid-19, including at least 53,000 deaths, representing more than 30% of all the confirmed cases in Africa's 54 countries. So far, it has only inoculated 290,00 health care workers, all with the J&J vaccine. South Africa's plans to begin large-scale vaccinations next month are dependent upon deliveries of millions of doses of the Johnson & Johnson and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines. The government said it expects to vaccinate 40 million of the nation's 60 million people by February 20...
Pakistan working on single-dose Covid-19 vaccine with China’s help: Official – Times of India
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Pakistan working on single-dose Covid-19 vaccine with China’s help: Official – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: A senior Pakistani official has said that the country was working to develop its own single-dose coronavirus vaccine with China's support, a media report said on Wednesday. Executive Director of National Institute of Health (NIH), Major General Aamer Ikram, said this during a briefing to the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on National Health Services on Tuesday, The Express Tribune reported. “We are going to make a single-dose vaccine for Covid-19. We conducted the clinical trial of Chinese Covid-19 vaccine CanSinoBio in Pakistan,” he said. Later talking to the media, Ikram said Pakistan was among the first countries to take part in the clinical trial of CanSinoBio vaccine. He said Pakistan had requested China to transfer the technology for the vaccine and the raw m...
We need to plan: UK travel urges clarity from government – Times of India
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We need to plan: UK travel urges clarity from government – Times of India

LONDON: Leaders from Britain's aviation industry joined forces Wednesday to urge the British government to ensure that popular European destinations face the least onerous coronavirus travel restrictions when holidays are allowed again. Under the government's new traffic light system for England, travel to countries in the lowest green category could be opened up to quarantine-free travel from May 17. Arrivals would be required to take a pre-departure test as well as the gold standard PCR test on or before day two of their return to England. They would only need to quarantine if they receive a positive result. The government has said it will categorize destinations - green, amber or red - after analyzing vaccination rates, coronavirus cases and the prevalence of variants of concern. G...
Bengal Covid patient count tops 32,000 after another record jump
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Bengal Covid patient count tops 32,000 after another record jump

West Bengal on Wednesday recorded the highest single-day increase in Covid cases as 5,892 infections pushed up the active caseload past 30,000 to 32,621. The toll rose to 10,458 as 24 patients died in a day, according to the state health bulletin in which figures are updated till 9 am. Seven deaths each occurred in North 24 Parganas and Kolkata, which were followed by Paschim Bardhaman with four fatalities. The crisis has been exacerbated by a shortage in vaccines. Several hospitals have either stopped the inoculation drive or are giving vaccines to fewer people than before. Sources said several people who had received the first dose were being made to wait for the second jab till further notification. The state on Wednesday received three lakh doses of Covishield, and ano...
daunte wright:  Minnesota cop will be charged in shooting of Black motorist – Times of India
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daunte wright: Minnesota cop will be charged in shooting of Black motorist – Times of India

BROOKLYN CENTER: A prosecutor said Wednesday that he will charge a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ignited days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police. The charge against former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter will be filed Wednesday, three days after Wright was killed during a traffic stop and as the nearby murder trial progresses for the ex-officer charged with killing George Floyd last May, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said. The former Brooklyn Center police chief has said that Potter, a 26-year veteran and training officer, intended to use her Taser on Wright but fired her handgun instead. However, protesters and Wright's family mem...
Workers to owners, a tea belt wilts: ‘50% on sale, no buyers’
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Workers to owners, a tea belt wilts: ‘50% on sale, no buyers’

Ganga Muni (45) has been picking tea leaves for over two decades, spending a lifetime in a two-room house with her husband, Somra Munda, 42, and their two children. They are among the 875 families in the Totapara workers’ line (as the tea worker colonies are called) in Dhupguri Assembly constituency of West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district. Sitting in front of the house with walls blackened by smoke, and no toilet or running water, Muni says it is only free food grains under the PDS that keeps them going. “The house is 30 years old. Since then, there has been no maintenance by the garden authorities. Everything is broken — from the walls to the doors. This is all we have.” The fifth phase of polling will see voting across North Bengal’s tea belt — holding 302 big tea gardens, o...
In bypoll-bound Damoh, a village shuts itself to break coronavirus chain
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In bypoll-bound Damoh, a village shuts itself to break coronavirus chain

IN TWO DAYS from now, people will be queuing up to cast their votes in the Damoh Assembly bypoll in Madhya Pradesh. The district is witnessing huge activity with a string of leaders from both the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress addressing public gatherings in different places. Presenting a picture in stark contrast is a village Hinota Kalan which has about 3,500 residents. Picking up the gauntlet to break the Covid-19 chain as the second wave of the pandemic rages, this village in Hatta tehsil in Damoh district decided to shut itself down. On Tuesday, when The Indian Express visited the village, streets lay vacant and all shops remained closed. The silence in the main road of the village was interrupted by the continuous ringing of Narendra Chokariya’s mobile phone. ...
Board Class 10, 12 Exam 2021: Few consulted, schools, officials wonder if CBSE missed March-April window
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Board Class 10, 12 Exam 2021: Few consulted, schools, officials wonder if CBSE missed March-April window

The decision to postpone Class 12 CBSE board exams and cancel the same for Class 10 was taken at the highest level, between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top Education Ministry officials, with several members of the CBSE’s governing body telling The Indian Express that they were not consulted. The governing body has 34 members, including government officials, heads of schools, and some representatives of universities. Four of the members are from the Delhi government’s Directorate of Education. A senior official among them confirmed not being part of the decision-making process, as did a private school principal who is also a member of the panel. Some questioned why the decision was not taken earlier, though they acknowledged that the rapidly evolving Covid situation had...
Tihar looks for 3,468 inmates gone ‘missing’ while on Covid parole
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Tihar looks for 3,468 inmates gone ‘missing’ while on Covid parole

Of the 6,740 prisoners at Tihar Jail who were released on parole last year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, 3,468 have gone “missing”. Jail authorities have now approached the Delhi Police to help trace them. Most of the convicts and undertrial prisoners suffering illnesses such as HIV, cancer, kidney dysfunction requiring dialysis, Hepatitis B or C, asthma and TB were released last year to decongest the prison as Covid cases rose. Tihar, with a cumulative capacity of holding 10,026 inmates, is one of the largest prison complexes in South Asia. Sources said that of those released, 1,184 were convicted inmates let out of Delhi’s three jails, at Tihar, Mandoli, Rohini. “They were initially released for eight weeks, which was later extended from time to time. They were fi...
Bengaluru FC cruise past Tribhuvan Army FC 5-0, enter AFC Cup playoffs | Football News – Times of India
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Bengaluru FC cruise past Tribhuvan Army FC 5-0, enter AFC Cup playoffs | Football News – Times of India

BAMBOLIM: A second half goal rush saw Bengaluru FC mark the start of new coach Marco Pezzaiuoli's reign at the club with a convincing 5-0 win over Nepalese side Tribhuvan Army FC in their 2021 AFC Cup Preliminary stage two clash on Wednesday. Goals from Rahul Bheke (2), Cleiton Silva (2) and Sunil Chhetri put a seal on the tie and handed the Blues passage into the playoff stages of the continental competition. Gabonese defender Yrondu Musavu-King made his Bengaluru debut, partnering Juanan Gonzalez at the back. The Blues made a strong start to the game, controlling possession and being patient in their search for an opening. Ashique Kuruniyan and Bheke provided width on the flanks, as Bengaluru looked to stretch the visitors and find gaps in their defence. Tribhuvan Army made their firs...
India, Australia, France agree on Indo-Pacific but not on Myanmar
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India, Australia, France agree on Indo-Pacific but not on Myanmar

DAYS after Russian Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov echoed Beijing’s description of the Quad grouping as an “Asian NATO”, India, France and Australia underlined their common ground on the Indo-Pacific even as they marked their differences on Myanmar. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Wednesday said those using terms like “Asian NATO” are playing “mind games” and New Delhi will not have others “veto” on what is it going to discuss, and with whom. “So, that kind of NATO mentality has never been India’s. If it has been there in Asia before, I think it’s in other countries and regions — not in mine,” Jaishankar said at a session with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Australian Foreign Minister Marise Ann Payne at the Raisina Dialogue. While Le Drian said the th...
Class X, Class XII board exams: Some states put off boards, others wait and watch
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Class X, Class XII board exams: Some states put off boards, others wait and watch

On a day CBSE cancelled the Class X boards and put off the exams for Class XII, several state boards took similar decisions amid the Covid-19 surge. Some, however, decided to stick to their schedule as planned—while keeping an eye on how the pandemic evolves. Uttar Pradesh The fate of over 56 lakh UP students, slated to undertake the state education board examinations for classes 10 and 12 from May 8, hangs in balance as 17 out of 19 officials entitled to take a call on holding examinations have tested positive for Covid-19. The Uttar Pradesh Education Board examinations are scheduled to start from May 8. Karnataka The Karnataka government Wednesday said it has not taken a decision on cancelling the state board class X exam. The State Primary and Secondary Education Ministe...
Bengal CEO calls all party meeting to ensure strict implementation of Covid protocol during campaigning | India News – Times of India
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Bengal CEO calls all party meeting to ensure strict implementation of Covid protocol during campaigning | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: West Bengal chief electoral officer (CEO) Aariz Aftab on Wednesday called an all party meeting on April 16 following the Calcutta High Court direction to the CEO and all district magistrates in the state to ensure strict implementation of Covid-19 protocol during campaigning for the remaining four phases of the state election, an EC official said. All political parties in the state have been asked to send only one representative each for the meeting which will discuss matters related to the campaigning for the last four phases of the poll, he said. There will be discussions on the norms of social distancing and relevant Covid-19 protocol, the official added. State Additional Director General of police (Law and Order) Jag Mohan and state health secretary N S Nigam will also be p...
Gujarat denies Remdesivir supplied to BJP-ruled states
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Gujarat denies Remdesivir supplied to BJP-ruled states

The Gujarat government Wednesday said it has made approximately 25,000 injections of antiviral drug Remdesivir available daily to Covid-19 patients in government and private hospitals and those with serious symptoms in the state. The statement came even as the Uttar Pradesh government sent a state plane to Ahmedabad to fly in 25,000 units of Remdesivir from Gujarat. The consignment reached Lucknow by Wednesday evening, a release issued by the UP government stated. The Gujarat government has, meanwhile, denied that the state was sending its stock of the drug to other BJP-ruled states, calling such media reports “baseless and untrue”. A release issued by the state government Wednesday said: “Reports circulating in some media today state that Remdesivir injection will be sent ...
Maharashtra: Entertainment bodies to write to CM to allow production work, support daily-wage workers
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Maharashtra: Entertainment bodies to write to CM to allow production work, support daily-wage workers

Many entertainment bodies and broadcasters met on Wednesday and decided to make an appeal to the state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to allow certain production-related activity by following Covid-19 safety protocols. Film and television shoots came to a halt from Wednesday evening, as curfew-like restrictions came into force in view of a surge in infections. Actor J D Majethia, chairperson of Indian Films and Television Producers Council (IFTPC), said: “We stand by the government decision. However, we are writing to the CM for a few exemptions during the next two weeks.” Calling those working in the field of entertainment “frontline workers”, he said the industry should be treated as “essential services”. “People look forward to entertainment and fresh content while bein...
Streak gave ‘inside’ info to suspected bookie during IPL coaching stint: ICC | Cricket News – Times of India
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Streak gave ‘inside’ info to suspected bookie during IPL coaching stint: ICC | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak was on Wednesday banned for eight years from all cricket after he accepted five charges of breaching the ICC anti-corruption code, including disclosing inside information to a suspected Indian bookie during his stint as IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling coach in 2018. "...he disclosed inside information in relation to matches in the 2018 Tri-Series involving Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan series in 2018, the IPL 2018 and the APL 2018," a statement from the ICC read. However, the world body made it clear that his "offences did not affect the outcomes of any relevant matches." One of Zimbabwe's finest fast bowlers, 47-year-old Streak was under investigation for a host of games between 2017 and 2018 when he ...