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IPL 2021 DC vs MI: Dhawan, Mishra help Delhi Capitals register first win over Mumbai Indians after 5 games | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021 DC vs MI: Dhawan, Mishra help Delhi Capitals register first win over Mumbai Indians after 5 games | Cricket News – Times of India

Investing heavily in youth has been a huge part in Delhi Capitals' change of fortunes as an IPL franchise over the past three years. On Tuesday night, however, it was the experience of the veterans like Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra, Steve Smith and Ravichandran Ashwin who dug dip and set up a hard-fought six-wicket win while chasing 138 against reigning champions Mumbai Indians. It was always going to be a dogfight on this sluggish pitch at Chepauk. And the old dogs took the centerstage for Capitals. After Amit Mishra's spell of 4/24 kept the powerful Mumbai Indians batting lineup, it was Shikhar Dhawan and Steve Smith, scoring 42-ball 45 and 29-ball 33 respectively, who took it upon themselves to take the game deep on a patchy surface. They ensured the young middle-order wasn't left wit...
Apple unveils new 24-inch iMac in seven colour variants – Times of India
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Apple unveils new 24-inch iMac in seven colour variants – Times of India

At its Spring Loaded event, Apple unveiled the all-new iMac in different colours and a new design. The new iMac comes after Apple had recently discontinued the 21-inch variant. The new iMac gets a 24-inch 4.5K Retina display. Apple iMac 24-inch: Features and key specsThe new iMac is just 11.5 millimeters thin and will be available in a variety of colour options. The iMac features a 24-inch 4.5K Retina display with 11.3 million pixels, 500 nits of brightness, and over a billion colors. The new display also features True Tone technology, which automatically adjusts the color temperature as the environment changes for a more natural viewing experience The new iMac includes a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality mics, and a six-speaker sound system. Powered by M1 processor, Apple claims...
Phase III: Maharashtra to immunise 8.5 cr people, to seek Centre nod to import vaccines
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Phase III: Maharashtra to immunise 8.5 cr people, to seek Centre nod to import vaccines

With 67 per cent of its population aged over 18 years, Maharashtra has a target to immunise 8.5 crore people in the third phase of the vaccination drive, beginning May 1, and requires 17 crore doses. Also, the involvement of the private sector is set to increase with the state government planning to allow camps in corporate offices to vaccinate their staffers. On Tuesday, the state Cabinet decided to request the Union government to allow Maharashtra import Covid-19 vaccines available in the international market. With a population of around 12.8 crore, Maharashtra has till Tuesday vaccinated 14.09 lakh people with both doses and 1.12 crore with the first dose. This means, till now only 1.6 per cent of the targeted adult population has been fully immunised, and 13 per cent ha...
Apple introduces new Apple TV 4K in India: Price, availability – Times of India
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Apple introduces new Apple TV 4K in India: Price, availability – Times of India

Apple has introduced the next generation of Apple TV 4K in India®. The new Apple TV 4K is powered by the the A12 Bionic chip that provides a significant boost in graphics performance, video decoding, and audio processing. Apple has also introduced an all-new Siri Remote with the Apple TV. Apple TV 4K: Price, availabilityThe new Apple TV 4K will be available starting at Rs 18,900.Customers can order the new Apple TV 4K beginning Friday, April 30, with availability beginning in the second half of May in more than 30 countries and regions. You will have to pay extra for the Siri Remote. The new Siri Remote will be available separately for Rs 5,800, and is compatible with the previous-generation Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD. Apple TV 4K: SpecsWith A12 Bionic, Apple TV 4K now supports high fr...
Liam Livingstone pulls out of IPL 2021 due to bubble fatigue | Cricket News – Times of India
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Liam Livingstone pulls out of IPL 2021 due to bubble fatigue | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Rajasthan Royals' English recruit Liam Livingstone has pulled out of the IPL due to bio-bubble fatigue, his franchise announced on Tuesday. Livingstone has flown back home late on Monday due to bubble fatigue "accumulated over the past year". The franchise confirmed the development and said that it respects his decision and will continue supporting the cricketer in any way it can. "Liam Livingstone has flown back home late last night, due to bubble fatigue accumulated over the past year. We understand and respect his decision, and will continue supporting him in any way we can," the franchise said in a tweet. Liam Livingstone has flown back home late last night, due to bubble fatigue accumulated over the past year. We unde… https://t.co/WSek1U1lmz— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanro...
Apple launches AirTag: India price, availability and more – Times of India
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Apple launches AirTag: India price, availability and more – Times of India

Apple, at its first event of 2021, has announced the widely speculated AirTag, an accessory that comes in handy to keep track and find items using Apple’s Find My app. The AirTag can be attached to a handbag, keys, backpack, or other items said the company in a press statement. Each AirTag is small and lightweight and comes in a round design with a removable cover that can be easily removed. Customers can personalise AirTag with free engraving, including text and a selection of 31 emoji, when purchasing. The AirTag houses a built-in speaker that plays a sound to help users find its location. It is also IP67 rated making it both water- and dust-resistant. For these AirTags, Apple has also added a wide range of Apple-designed accessories, including the Polyurethane Loop, and the Leather L...
4 times rise in Covid beds at national capital’s Centre-run hospitals since March: Health ministry | India News – Times of India
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4 times rise in Covid beds at national capital’s Centre-run hospitals since March: Health ministry | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The number of beds for COVID-19 patients at Centre-run hospitals in the national capital has increased by more than four times and now stands at 2,105 from 510 on March 1, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. Of the 2,105 beds, 1,875 are oxygen-supported beds and 230 are ICU ones. The hospitals in which these beds are available include Safdarjung, Ram Manohar Lohia, Lady Hardinge Medical College, AIIMS Delhi, AIIMS Jhajjar, ESIC Okhla and Jhilmil, and the All India Institute of Ayurveda in Sarita Vihar. "The number of beds for COVID patients in Delhi has increased by more than four times, from the 510 beds available on March 1," the health ministry said. The ministry said it is in the process of continuously increasing COVID beds in Central government hospitals. Field ...
Afghanistan withdrawal draws concerns over abducted American – Times of India
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Afghanistan withdrawal draws concerns over abducted American – Times of India

WASHINGTON: As the US moves to withdraw its military from Afghanistan over the next five months, concerns are growing about one American who risks being left behind. Mark Frerichs, a contractor from Lombard, Illinois, believed held for more than a year by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network, was not mentioned in President Joe Biden's address on Afghanistan last week. Nor was the troop withdrawal, scheduled to be complete by Sept. 11, conditioned on his release from custody, fueling concerns that the U.S. could lose bargaining power to get Frerichs home once its military presence is removed from the country. "Any leverage that we had, we've just now announced to the world and to the Taliban and the Haqqanis that we're going to pull out. Not only is it our leverage, it's our military c...
Joe Biden says praying for ‘right verdict’ in Derek Chauvin trial – Times of India
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Joe Biden says praying for ‘right verdict’ in Derek Chauvin trial – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he was praying for the "right verdict" in the murder trial of the police officer accused of killing George Floyd, as the jury met for a second day of deliberations. Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was charged with murder and manslaughter after kneeling on the neck of a dying Floyd during an arrest last May. "I've come to know George's family," including Floyd's daughter and brothers, Biden told reporters. "I can only imagine the pressure and anxiety they are feeling," he said, "and so I waited until the jury was sequestered and I called." Biden said he would not have mentioned the call publicly if a family member had not made it public. "They're a good family, and they're calling for peace and tranquility, no matter ...
Before ramp-up, vaccine planning on the fly with only 2 options in basket
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Before ramp-up, vaccine planning on the fly with only 2 options in basket

The big-bang — and much-awaited — announcement Monday to expand vaccinations to those above 18 gives the already strained machinery, fighting the rising Covid wave, all of 10 days to gear up for the logistical challenge. Of course, the 600 million now eligible are expected to be staggered by states depending on profile and stocks, but the short lead time is reflective of most milestones in the Centre’s vaccine policy. Beginning with January 11 this year, when it placed its first set of orders for vaccines, just five days before the campaign was rolled out. This is in sharp contrast to other countries which stockpiled their vaccines before launching the inoculation blitz. As early as May 2020, countries like the US began stockpiling through “at risk” investments in multiple ...
‘Crisis in HCs’, Supreme Court sets timeline for Govt to clear judges’ names
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‘Crisis in HCs’, Supreme Court sets timeline for Govt to clear judges’ names

Emphasising the need to “facilitate timely appointment” of judges to resolve the “crisis situation” in High Courts, the Supreme Court on Tuesday laid down a timeline for the Centre to clear names recommended by the High Court Collegiums. The Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, also said that if the Supreme Court Collegium reiterates a recommendation sent back by the government, the “appointment should be made within 3 to 4 weeks”. According to the timeline fixed by the Bench, which included Justices S K Kaul and Surya Kant: * “The Intelligence Bureau (IB) should submit its report/ inputs within 4 to 6 weeks from the date of recommendation of the High Court Collegium, to the Central Government.” * “It would be desirable that the Central Government forward the ...
Overcrowded bus with migrants from Delhi turns over in MP, three killed
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Overcrowded bus with migrants from Delhi turns over in MP, three killed

Three migrant workers were killed and at least seven injured in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior district after the heavily overcrowded bus they were travelling in overturned on an accident-prone stretch at Jourasi Ghati around 8.30 am Tuesday. Local police said the bus was carrying around 100 migrant workers who were returning to their homes in villages across Tikamgarh from Delhi where the government had imposed a weeklong lockdown the previous day. A passenger told reporters that the bus was carrying around 350 people. Police said they are ascertaining the allegation levelled by several passengers that the driver was under the influence of alcohol, and that the bus had hit a truck earlier. The driver is absconding, they said. The dead have been identified as Mukesh Dimer (26), ...
SC stays HC lockdown call as UP says infringes domain, will trigger fear
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SC stays HC lockdown call as UP says infringes domain, will trigger fear

The Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold the Allahabad High Court order imposing “almost complete lockdown/curfew in five major cities of Uttar Pradesh”. Issuing notice on an urgent plea by the state, a Bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said that “until further orders, there shall be an ad interim stay of the impugned order passed by the High Court”. On Monday, saying that the rising Covid cases had “virtually incapacitated” the medical infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh, the Allahabad High Court Monday ordered a weeklong lockdown in Prayagraj, Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur Nagar and Gorakhpur districts, till April 26. The state government, however, had said a complete lockdown in the five districts was not an option, with Additional Chief Secretary (Information) Navneet Sa...
Young kin gets vaccine, Devendra Fadnavis says ‘distant’ link, must follow rules
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Young kin gets vaccine, Devendra Fadnavis says ‘distant’ link, must follow rules

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is caught at the centre of a controversy after a photograph of his nephew, Tanmay Fadnavis, in his early 20s, taking his second Covid-19 vaccine shot, was widely circulated on social media on Monday. Fadnavis, in a statement, identified Tanmay as a “distant relative”. A close family source said Tanmay is the grandson of former MLA Shobhatai Fadnavis, who is the ex-chief minister’s aunt. The photograph, which surfaced on Monday, was shared by Tanmay on Instagram, and showed him getting vaccinated at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Nagpur. He has since deleted the post. NCI Director Shailesh Joglekar confirmed that the youth had received the vaccine. “Tanmay Fadnavis took his second dose at the NCI. He had taken his ...
Pyres till 2 am at Bengaluru crematoriums, token for queues
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Pyres till 2 am at Bengaluru crematoriums, token for queues

Late Monday evening, as a prison ambulance with a body inside rolled up ahead of a line of six waiting ambulances, at the Hosapalya crematorium in south Bengaluru, a group of waiting drivers heckled the prison ambulance driver for jumping the queue. The crematorium had already carried out 14 cremations by its scheduled closing time of 5.30 pm on Monday and there were still six bodies waiting in ambulances lined up at the entrance of the crematorium. “We are following a first-come-first-serve system for use of the two incinerators. Yesterday there were 31 bodies that had to be cremated. The crematorium was working till 2 am this morning and reopened again at 5 am. Since October 2020, one or two Covid bodies were being brought in for cremation every day, but now the numbers ...
I am drawing inspiration from Federer, says shooter Mairaj ahead of Olympics | More sports News – Times of India
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I am drawing inspiration from Federer, says shooter Mairaj ahead of Olympics | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The oldest shooter in India's 15-member team for Tokyo Olympics, top shotgun marksman Mairaj Ahmad Khan says he is drawing inspiration from tennis legend Roger Federer to shine at the upcoming sporting showpiece. The Tokyo Games, scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8, will be the 45-year-old Mairaj's second appearance at the Olympics. "When I see him on the court and when people say he is getting old, I say 'no. I think he is the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time). Whenever I see him, it gives me goosebumps," Mairaj, who is ranked 10th in the world in his event, said in a video posted by Sports Authority of India (SAI). Mairaj Ahmad Khan on #JeetengeOlympicsAt the age of 45, @khanmairajahmad is all set to give his best at the… https://t.co/qTKHjddK3Y— SAIMedia (@Media_SA...
Centre asks UTs to increase testing, curbs
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Centre asks UTs to increase testing, curbs

The Centre on Tuesday asked Union Territories to ramp up RT-PCR testing and hospital infrastructure, notify islands as large Containment Zones, strictly enforce Covid-appropriate behaviour, and restrict public movement in light of the rising cases in these regions. Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, along with Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, held a meeting with administrations of several UTs to review the Covid situation. “After a detailed discussion of various issues of Covid management, the Union Home Secretary urged constant vigilance regarding the evolving situation in the UTs. Strict enforcement of Covid appropriate behaviour was stressed along with stricter enforcement of movement restrictions and prohibition of large gatherings, regulated timings for markets et...
RSS pitches in to provide relief to Covid-hit people | India News – Times of India
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RSS pitches in to provide relief to Covid-hit people | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: The RSS has pushed its organisational machinery to shoulder the relief operations carried out by various state governments, including UP, which are grappling with the lethal second wave of Covid pandemic. Sources told TOI that the BJP’s ideological fountainhead, has deployed at least two conveners in every district and for every region to coordinate with the organisational functionaries in reaching out to people who have contracted the virus and are in dire need of immediate medical help. In case of Awadh Prant, the RSS has appointed senior organisational workers – Prashant Bhatia and Lalit Srivastava – to coordinate with the grassroot Sangh workers who have been asked to fan out across the state and provide all possible assistance – including medical and other essential servic...
Oppn calls for scrapping of tender to buy shoes for BMC school students
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Oppn calls for scrapping of tender to buy shoes for BMC school students

Opposition corporators on Tuesday called for the scrapping of a tender floated for the purchase of canvas shoes for students of municipal schools. BJP corporator Vinod Mishra questioned the timing of the tender as all municipal schools are shut due to rise in Covid-19 cases in the city. In a letter to Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, Mishra sought that the Rs 12-crore tender be scrapped. “Why is BMC in a hurry to buy shoes when schools are closed? It should focus on curbing Covid-19 cases, increasing beds and managing Remedisiver stock,” he wrote. Opposition leader Ravi Raja from the Congress also requested the administration to use the money on creating additional health infrastructure. Source link
Mumbai: Duo held for distributing forged Covid-negative reports; Man assaults nurse in Covid centre
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Mumbai: Duo held for distributing forged Covid-negative reports; Man assaults nurse in Covid centre

MUMBAI POLICE on Monday arrested two persons, including one who used to work with a laboratory chain, for allegedly providing forged negative reports of Covid-19 to people in exchange of Rs 1,000 per person. The crime branch (unit X), which arrested the duo – Bilal Shaikh (24) and Rashid Shaikh (32) – from Jogeshwari, said they had given forged negative certificates to at least 100 people. DCP (Crime) Akbar Pathan said officers received a tip-off that the duo were operating from a chawl at Jogeshwari. A police team raided their room on Monday and caught them red-handed when they were allegedly making forged certificates on their laptop. API Wahid Pathan, based on whose tip-off the raid was conducted, said while Bilal had worked with a laboratory chain, Shaikh was employed w...