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Day: April 25, 2021

Nadal saves match point to beat Tsitsipas for 12th Barcelona title | Tennis News – Times of India
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Nadal saves match point to beat Tsitsipas for 12th Barcelona title | Tennis News – Times of India

Rafael Nadal. (AP Photo)BARCELONA: Rafael Nadal saved a championship point to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 7-5 on Sunday and claim a 12th Barcelona Open title in the ATP's longest match of 2021. The Spaniard secured his first title of the year and 87th of his career, denying Tsitsipas back-to-back triumphs following his maiden Masters 1000 title at Monte Carlo last week. Nadal avenged his Australian Open quarter-final loss to Tsitsipas and will return to second in the ATP rankings on Monday by climbing back above Daniil Medvedev after his marathon 3-hour 38-minute win. Second seed Tsitsipas, a Roland Garros semi-finalist in 2020, had won all 17 sets on clay this season and entered the final unbeaten on the surface in nine matches. The Greek built up a 4-2 lead in the opening ...
France to provide ‘significant’ oxygen assistance to India | India News – Times of India
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France to provide ‘significant’ oxygen assistance to India | India News – Times of India

PARIS: France plans to offer India "significant" extra oxygen capacity in the coming days to help the country cope with a record surge in Covid-19 infections, the French presidency said on Sunday. The assistance is to include badly needed oxygen ventilators, a source told AFP without providing further details. France joins other countries such as Germany, Britain and the United States in coming to the aid of India, which with a new coronavirus variant spreading through its 1.3 billion people, has become the world's top coronavirus hotspot in recent days, reporting 349,691 new cases on Sunday alone. The EU as a whole is also preparing rapid assistance for India, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said earlier. "Alarmed by the epidemiological situation in India. We are ready t...
In ‘no man’s land’ on border, wait for access to India goes on
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In ‘no man’s land’ on border, wait for access to India goes on

For hundreds of people who live in villages on ‘no man’s land’ between the India and Bangladesh border, a recurring demand of access to their own country supersedes all other issues in the poll period. Cut off by fences erected in 2006, voters are only allowed in the country when BSF opens gates at 6 am and closes by 6 pm. They are Indians, but they need to get permission to buy even 1kg of salt and unless there is an emergency they could not enter their own country after 6pm. Before every election, 26 families of Taltoli demand their proper rehabilitation and include them in India. “Every time, all political party gave us assurance but all in vain. We did not get proper access to our own country. Our children could not go to school and college properly. We have to submit o...
Laporte header seals League Cup triumph for Manchester City | Football News – Times of India
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Laporte header seals League Cup triumph for Manchester City | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Manchester City claimed a fourth consecutive League Cup on Sunday with a dominant display to beat Tottenham 1-0 in front of 8,000 fans at Wembley. Aymeric Laporte's header eight minutes from time finally ended Tottenham's resistance as their 13-year wait to win a trophy goes on. FULL TIME | WE'VE WON THE CARABAO CUP!🏆🏆🏆🏆 We're Mad 4 It! 🤩🔵 1-0 ⚪️ #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5re https://t.co/6OpPIf9Jjf— Manchester City (@ManCity) 1619371199000For the first time in 13 months, a football match in England had designated fans from both teams inside the stadium in one of a series of test events at Wembley as coronavirus restrictions are eased. Defeat by Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals last weekend means City cannot claim an unprecedented quadruple of trophies this season. However...
Another candidate dies of Covid, Babul Supriyo tests positive again; daily load nears 16K
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Another candidate dies of Covid, Babul Supriyo tests positive again; daily load nears 16K

Another Assembly poll candidate, a fourth in the last one month, died of Covid-19, and Union minister Babul Supriyo tested positive for a second time on Sunday as the state logged record 15,889 new cases and 57 deaths in the last 24 hours. The chief electoral officer’s (CEO) office on Sunday revoked permission for 359 political programmes after total 76 FIRs were registered against political parties and leaders for violating the Election Commission’s April 22 ban on gatherings exceeding 500 people. TMC’s Khardaha candidate Kajal Sinha (59) was undergoing treatment at Beleghata ID and BG Hospital, and passed away at 9.45 am after being on ventilator for three days. Khardaha in North 24 Parganas district voted in the sixth phase on April 22. “Very, very sad. Shocked. Kajal Si...
Prevailing Covid conditions prove Modi has failed as PM: IMA national vice president | India News – Times of India
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Prevailing Covid conditions prove Modi has failed as PM: IMA national vice president | India News – Times of India

JALANDHAR: In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for prevailing condition in the country during second wave of Covid-19, Indian Medical Association (IMA) national vice president Dr Navjot Singh Dahiya has said that in spite of being proved as a ‘failed Prime Minister’ to control Coronavirus, the PM has rather emerged as ‘super spreader’ by holding big political rallies in poll-bound states. THe PM even allowed ‘Kumbh Mela’ during such a serious situation, he said. "While the medical fraternity is trying hard to make people understand Covid norms, like social distancing, PM Modi did not hesitate to address big political rallies in the poll-bound state, tossing all Covid norms in the air", said Dr Dahiya in a statement issued on Saturday. "In 2020, during the initial days o...
Plasma donor’s mother dies after futile search for bed: ‘Where was everybody?’
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Plasma donor’s mother dies after futile search for bed: ‘Where was everybody?’

HIS mother’s Covid-positive report in one hand and his own plasma donation certificates in the other, over two days, Syed Yusuf walked in and out of at least six hospitals and healthcare centres, pleading with them for a bed for his mother. On Sunday morning, Yusuf’s mother Sifali Begum, 69, passed away at their home in East Delhi’s Dilshad Garden, leaving him exhausted, broken and bitter. “When others needed me, I was there… I donated plasma twice, only because I thought I would be saving someone’s life. But when I needed help, where was everybody,” he told The Indian Express. The 42-year-old — who has been without a job since the car parts manufacturing unit in Greater Noida where he worked shut down in November last year — had tested positive for Covid in September. Afte...
Pulling strings for Remdesivir is all-party affair in Maharashtra
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Pulling strings for Remdesivir is all-party affair in Maharashtra

After former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his BJP colleague Pravin Darekar intervened in the police investigation into alleged hoarding of remdesivir in Mumbai earlier this month, the BJP was accused of trying to distribute the antiviral drug directly in the state, as it had done at some places in Gujarat. In fact, politicians from several parties, including those in the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), sold or distributed the drug directly to people after procuring it from the manufacturer, or by dipping into district stocks, The Indian Express found. As per the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, remdesivir, an investigational drug, can only be distributed by the manufacturer to licensed distributors, stockists, or Covid hospitals. * Former MLA Shirish Chau...
Four Opposition states say no stocks, can’t begin vaccination for all on May 1
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Four Opposition states say no stocks, can’t begin vaccination for all on May 1

Five days before vaccinations are scheduled to be opened up to everyone of age 18 and older, four Opposition ruled states on Sunday said they would not be able to begin the drive on May 1 because they did not have enough vaccines. Congress-ruled Rajasthan said it had been told by the Serum Institute of India (SII), which manufactures Covishield, that it would not be able to supply doses before May 15. “We were told to speak to Serum Institute. Their feedback was that the orders that they have got from the central government…they will need time till May 15 to supply those orders. So they are not in a position to give the vaccine to us. So the question is, if the states want to procure vaccines directly, what is the process? This the central government should decide. The ques...
Nation shaken, says PM; US, UK, EU pledge help on vaccines to oxygen
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Nation shaken, says PM; US, UK, EU pledge help on vaccines to oxygen

With the Covid-19 surge crippling the country’s healthcare system, United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan called up his counterpart NSA Ajit Doval Sunday and conveyed to him that “just as India sent assistance to the United States as our hospitals were strained early in the pandemic, the United States is determined to help India in its time of need”. From vaccines to its ingredients, oxygen tankers to oxygen concentrators — US, UK and EU pledged help to India. This comes the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Mann ki Baat radio address, said that the Covid storm had “shaken” the country and was “testing our patience.” More than 600 pieces of vital medical equipment will be sent to India to support the country in its fight against Covid-19, the UK Govern...
State after state shut down special Covid centres just before second wave
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State after state shut down special Covid centres just before second wave

* Four temporary hospitals in Delhi, set up last year, were dismantled in February, as cases fell to less than 200 a day. Now, these are having to be revived. * During the first wave, Uttar Pradesh claimed to have set up 503 Covid hospitals, with about 1.5 lakh beds. By February first week, just 83 hospitals, with 17,000 beds, were treating Covid patients. Now there’s a scramble. * Karnataka, with the second highest case load in the first wave, added only 18 ICU beds with ventilators during the first and second waves. * An 800-bed jumbo hospital in Pune, one of the worst-affected cities, folded up in January. It had to be restarted in March. * The Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, the biggest government-run hospital in Jharkhand, does not have a single high-r...
World Cup Archery Stage 1: Deepika-led Indian women’s recurve team beats Mexico to win gold, bronze for mixed pair | More sports News – Times of India
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World Cup Archery Stage 1: Deepika-led Indian women’s recurve team beats Mexico to win gold, bronze for mixed pair | More sports News – Times of India

GUATEMALA CITY: Former world number one Deepika Kumari shot a perfect 10 in the final arrow as India scripted a stunning turnaround to defeat a fancied Mexico and grab a gold medal in the Archery World Cup Stage 1 on Sunday. The performance rubbed off on the mixed pair duo of Atanu Das and Ankita as they bagged a mixed pair bronze, upsetting top seed USA 6-2 with yet another fightback at Los Arcos on the day. Team India 🇮🇳 take recurve women's team gold in Guatemala City! 👏 🥉 🏹#ArcheryWorldCup https://t.co/LhtnCXtXaD— World Archery (@worldarchery) 1619368668000Returning to the World Cup after almost two years, the Indian team, who are yet to clinch an Olympic team quota, trailed 2-4 after the third set. But the trio of Deepika, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari showed perfect composure to...
IPL 2021: Kohli fined Rs 12 lakh for his team’s slow over-rate against CSK | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: Kohli fined Rs 12 lakh for his team’s slow over-rate against CSK | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh for his team's slow over-rate against Chennai Super Kings in an IPL game on Sunday. CSK scored 191 for four and then restricted RCB to 122 for nine, riding on Ravindra Jadeja's all-round show. "Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has been fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during their Indian Premier League match against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 25," a media release said. "As it was his team's first offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, Mr Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh," it further stated. Sunday's defeat was RCB's first of the season. Source link
Paul panel said explore ‘Plan B’: Ramp up oxygen for 6 lakh new cases a day
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Paul panel said explore ‘Plan B’: Ramp up oxygen for 6 lakh new cases a day

JUST TEN days ago, an Empowered Group of Officers under Niti Aayog Member Dr V K Paul, had told authorities, including the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW), to take urgent measures for oxygen provision to meet a surge of 3 lakh new cases a day by April 20, and a surge of 5 lakh new cases a day by end of April. This Empowered Group-1 on ‘medical infrastructure and Covid management plan’, under Dr Paul, who is a member of the government’s core team responding to the pandemic, had also recommended “extraordinary measures to ramp up oxygen provision” under a ‘Plan B’ to meet a surge of 6 lakh new cases a day. “The urgency of the worsening pandemic situation with implication for oxygen availability should be conveyed to EG-2,” it said. The primary responsibilit...
Exclusive! When Shravan was upset that a filmmaker asked Nadeem and not him to compose music – Times of India
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Exclusive! When Shravan was upset that a filmmaker asked Nadeem and not him to compose music – Times of India

It happened when Nadeem and Shravan had parted ways. That they never got back together is sad, but did you know that when Shabbir Boxwalla (known for films like 'Gupt' and 'Tridev') made a film called 'Ishq Forever' (2016) starring Ruhi Singh, Krishna Chaturvedi and Lisa Ray, Shravan got extremely miffed? Now Boxwalla had to choose either Shravan or Nadeem because they both were clear and adamant that they weren't ready to reconcile (at least then). Boxwalla chose Nadeem and even went and met him abroad. This was Nadeem's comeback to Bollywood after almost a decade. When Boxwalla returned to Mumbai, he got a call from Shravan. Shravan was disappointed that Boxwalla hadn't asked him to join Nadeem or rather asked him to compose it solo for 'Ishq Forever' and made it clear to the produc...
All Parliament staffers to work from amid rising Covid-19 cases | India News – Times of India
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All Parliament staffers to work from amid rising Covid-19 cases | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: All Parliament staffers will now work from home amid a surge in Covid-19 cases and a lockdown in the national capital, with the Lok Sabha Secretariat issuing an order to this effect on Sunday. The Rajya Sabha Secretariat had issued a similar order a few days ago instructing its employees to work from home. All employees working in Parliament will now work from home subject to exigencies of work, according to the orders. "...taking into consideration the extension of curfew in Delhi in wake of continued spike of Covid-19 cases, the competent authority has decided that all categories of employees of Lok Sabha Secretariat shall work from home, subject to exigencies of work," according to the order issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunda...
PM in mann ki baat: ‘Covid storm has shaken nation; Govt, states doing their best’
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PM in mann ki baat: ‘Covid storm has shaken nation; Govt, states doing their best’

With the surge in Covid-19 cases pushing healthcare infrastructure to its limits, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his monthly radio show, Mann ki Baat, that the “storm” has “shaken” the country, and emphasised that both the Union and state governments were doing their best. The Prime Minister began the show by saying that the pandemic “is testing our patience; it is testing the limits of all of us at enduring misery. Many of our near and dear ones have left us untimely”. With everyone over the age of 18 becoming eligible for vaccination starting May 1, and amid questions being raised by state governments about the differential pricing of the vaccines and the distribution plan, Modi appealed to the states to provide free vaccines to “maximum number of people”. “After su...
IPL 2021, SRH vs DC: Shaw hits elegant fifty but SRH restrict Delhi Capitals to 159/4 | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021, SRH vs DC: Shaw hits elegant fifty but SRH restrict Delhi Capitals to 159/4 | Cricket News – Times of India

<p>Prithvi Shaw. (BCCI/IPL Photo)<br></p>CHENNAI: Prithvi Shaw hit a sparkling fifty but Delhi Capitals frittered away a bright start to settle for 159 for four against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their IPL match on Sunday. The 81-run stand between openers Shaw (53) and Shikhar Dhawan (28) had set a perfect platform for DC for a huge total but Hyderabad spinners Rashid Khan (1/31 in 4 overs) and Jagadeesha Suchith changed the course of the innings with their tight spells. ScorecardSkipper Rishabh Pant (37) and Steve Smith (34 not out) raised a 58-run stand for the fourth wicket to ensure a fighting total after electing to bat. Shaw began with a hat-trick of fours off pacer Khaleel Ahmed. Those were breathtaking strokes, straight out of a text book. There was sheer elegance ...
Boxer Simranjit tests Covid positive, could miss two-week training | Boxing News – Times of India
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Boxer Simranjit tests Covid positive, could miss two-week training | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Olympic-bound boxer Simranjit Kaur could miss training for a fortnight or more as she has tested positive for Covid-19, said a coach associated with the elite women's national camp. Punjab's Simranjit, 25, had qualified in the women's 60 kg category in March last year. "She is in isolation for the past four days here at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Sports Complex," the coach told IANS. This month, several elite women boxers and members of the coaching staff attending national camp at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex had tested positive for coronavirus. "Almost all of them have recovered," said the coach. Boxers who are in good health are staying at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. But Simranjit's second Covid-19 RT-PCR test was positive, she was shifted to the Indira Gandhi Stadium,...