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Day: May 9, 2021

Israel vows to keep Jerusalem order, hundreds of Palestinians wounded – Times of India
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Israel vows to keep Jerusalem order, hundreds of Palestinians wounded – Times of India

Palestinians hurl stones at Israeli security border across the border fence, east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on May 9, 2021. (AFP)JERUSALEM: Israel vowed Sunday to restore order in Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinian protesters were wounded in a weekend of clashes with Israeli security forces, as a key court hearing on a flashpoint property dispute was postponed. The area around the revered Al-Aqsa mosque has seen several nights of violence, the worst since 2017, fuelled by a years-long bid by Jewish settlers to take over nearby Palestinian homes in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem. Ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Israel "would decisively and responsibly impose law and order in Jerusalem". Amid growing international call...
Bengal: Several new faces among 43 ministers likely to be sworn-in on Monday | India News – Times of India
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Bengal: Several new faces among 43 ministers likely to be sworn-in on Monday | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Several fresh faces and a number of trusted lieutenants of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will be sworn-in as ministers at the Raj Bhawan in Kolkata on Monday, a source in the Trinamool Congress said. Altogether 43 ministers, including 19 ministers of state, are likely to take oath, the source said. One of them will be Amit Mitra, who was the finance minister under Banerjee in her two previous terms since 2011, but was not made a candidate in the recently concluded election due to his ill health. However, the TMC supremo wants Mitra back at the helm of the finance department and has plans to make him a member of the assembly through a by-election, the senior leader of the ruling party said. Though the TMC has won with a thumping majority in the recently held assembl...
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan embraces motherhood by sharing adorable pictures of her ‘love’ and ‘life’ Aaradhya on Mother’s Day – Times of India
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan embraces motherhood by sharing adorable pictures of her ‘love’ and ‘life’ Aaradhya on Mother’s Day – Times of India

Mother’s Day is being celebrated all over the world today. Having said that, B’Wood is also celebrating the day, by sharing pictures and penning heartwarming notes dedicated to them. Having said that, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan too wished her mommy dearest in her own beautiful way. She also shared an unseen picture with her little daughter Aaradhya. Have a look : The picture of herself holding Aaradhya with all the love and affection, was also accompanied by a heartwarming note which read, “🥰MY LOVE... MY LIFE... 😍ETERNALLY, INFINITELY,UNCONDITIONALLY ❤️😘✨” Meanwhile, the other memory shared by the actress is a family photo of her’s with her parents. Meanwhile, on the work front, Aishwarya was last seen in 'Fanney Khan' co-starring Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao. She will next be seen in...
1 dead, 7 injured in a shooting at a downtown Phoenix hotel – Times of India
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1 dead, 7 injured in a shooting at a downtown Phoenix hotel – Times of India

File photo used for representation PHOENIX: One man was killed and seven other people injured in a shooting inside a downtown Phoenix hotel early Sunday, police said. Officers responded to reports of a shooting at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix hotel around 12:30am. Police said an altercation between a group of people between the ages of 18 and 22 who all were attending a function inside the hotel escalated into shots being fired. “We do believe this is an isolated incident and not a random act,” police spokeswoman Sgt. Maggie Cox said. “We're still interviewing witnesses ... There was definitely more than one shooter.” It was unclear what kind of event was being held at the upscale hotel located near the city's convention center and close to the Arizona Diamondbacks' ballpark and Phoenix Su...
Maldives police say key suspect in Nasheed attack arrested – Times of India
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Maldives police say key suspect in Nasheed attack arrested – Times of India

A police personnel arresting the first suspect in connection with the May 6 attempted assassination of Maldives' former president Mohamed Nasheed. (AFP photo)MALE: Maldives police said Sunday they arrested a person believed to be the prime suspect in an explosion that critically wounded the country's former president and which was blamed on Muslim extremists. Police said they now have three of four suspects in custody. Thursday's blast targeted Mohamed Nasheed, currently the speaker of Parliament, who is recovering in a hospital after multiple surgeries. Nasheed has been an outspoken critic of religious extremism in the predominantly Sunni Muslim nation, where preaching and practicing other faiths are banned by law. He has been criticised by religious hard-liners for his closeness to th...
Devdutt Padikkal will have to wait for his Test debut: MSK Prasad | Cricket News – Times of India
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Devdutt Padikkal will have to wait for his Test debut: MSK Prasad | Cricket News – Times of India

Devdutt Padikkal (PTI Photo)MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) former chief selector MSK Prasad feels that young top-order batsman Devdutt Padikkal is an interesting prospect for the future and that "there is still some time for him to enter into the Test setup". The Kerala-born player has shown tremendous promise for his Indian Premier League (IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), scoring a stunning century against Rajasthan Royals (RR) this season. Padikkal smashed 101 runs off 52 deliveries at a strike rate of 194.23, a knock that included 11 boundaries and six maximums. "Padikkal would need another good year in the domestic circuit to make his case strong for entering the Indian Test unit," felt Prasad. "He's definitely the guy for the future; there ar...
Voice of sex workers, Jana loses Covid battle
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Voice of sex workers, Jana loses Covid battle

Smarajit Jana, who worked sex workers’ rights in Kolkata, lost his battle to Covid-19 at a Kolkata hospital on Saturday. He was 68. Jana had founded the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC) which works for the welfare of sex workers in Kolkata. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the death. As a researcher with the All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health in 1992, Jana sensitised sex workers about HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) at Sonagachi, the biggest red-light area Kolkata. As part of the government project, sex workers were recruited to spread awareness about HIV among their peers. Jana served as the HIV programme co-ordinator in Bangladesh between 1999 and 2002 and as a member of the advisory board of the European Commission’s progr...
West Bengal: Suvendu, Mukul and Manoj Tigga emerge as frontrunners for LoP post
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West Bengal: Suvendu, Mukul and Manoj Tigga emerge as frontrunners for LoP post

The BJP Parliamentary Board has appointed Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and party’s national general secretary Bhupender Yadav as central observers for the election of the leader of party’s 77 MLAs in the West Bengal Assembly. After the party finalises the name, he or she will be later declared the Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly. Former minister Suvendu Adhikari, Manoj Tigga and Mukul Roy were tipped to be front-runners to become the party leader in the Assembly, source said. Adhikari has earned the trust of the party after defeating Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from the high-profile Nandigram seat. In the knife-edge battle, Adhikari defeated Banerjee by 1,956 votes. Another section of party leaders believed that senior leader Mukul Roy, who has become a...
Watch: Garrick Higgo sinks hole-in-one en route to Canary Islands triumph | Golf News – Times of India
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Watch: Garrick Higgo sinks hole-in-one en route to Canary Islands triumph | Golf News – Times of India

South African youngster Garrick Higgo fired an outrageous hole-in-one in the final round of the Canary Islands Championship on Sunday as he carded a seven-under 64 to seal his second European Tour victory in three weeks. Higgo began the day at Golf Costa Adeje in Tenerife two strokes clear and pulled away from the chasing pack with his first professional ace at the par-three seventh hole. The 21-year-old also produced seven birdies and two bogeys to move to 27-under overall and secure a six-shot victory over Australian Maverick Antcliff. 🚨 HOLE IN ONE 🚨@garrick_higgo just made the first hole in one of his professional career!He now leads the… https://t.co/gmpoNFExzk— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) 1620561796000"It's unreal, I played so well today," said Higgo, who also triumphed at t...
Covid-19 vaccines: Should help others but put citizens first, says Sisodia
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Covid-19 vaccines: Should help others but put citizens first, says Sisodia

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday hit out at the Centre for having exported Covid-19 vaccines at a time when they were desperately needed in the country. Referring to a report in The Indian Express, which said that under the Centre’s Vaccine Maitri programme, more than 6.6 crore doses of Covid vaccines — almost all Covishield — were sent to 93 countries, Sisodia said that India needed to learn from the international community and first think about its own citizens. “Despite people falling sick, running around to get hospital beds and oxygen, and dying, we are not being able to save our own people. This has been brought forth by a report in The Indian Express today. The report says that when people in the country were struggling to find beds, falling sick ...
District Kasganj, UP: ‘Politicians should be among us, but never descend from photographs’
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District Kasganj, UP: ‘Politicians should be among us, but never descend from photographs’

Across cities, towns, and even large villages of Uttar Pradesh, the entrances largely follow a pattern. A welcome arch announces the entry, followed by a riot of political posters fighting for space. In front of his half-shuttered shop, under two such posters, one from the BJP and the other from the Samajwadi Party, mechanic Sultan Ahmed says these now evoke anger. “There is a lockdown that is burning a hole in our pockets. And a virus that is killing people and making everyone ill. At a time when these politicians should be among us, they are nowhere to be seen. They never descend from these photographs down to where we live,” Ahmed says. Kasganj is one of Uttar Pradesh’s smallest and newest districts, carved out of Etah in 2008. It is also one of the several small towns i...
From oxygen plants to transport glitches, govt group identifies issues, sets deadlines
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From oxygen plants to transport glitches, govt group identifies issues, sets deadlines

With the delivery of medical oxygen having almost doubled to 8,900 metric tonnes (MT) on May 8 from around 4,800 MT on April 15, the government’s Empowered Group has set tight internal deadlines for a range of tasks — from training oxygen tanker drivers to setting up dedicated PSA oxygen plants, and acquiring technical and logistic equipment including oxygen concentrators, cylinders, cryogenic tankers, and zeolites. “The government will spare no effort in reaching oxygen to all patients who need it,” Transport Secretary Giridhar Aramane, who heads the Empowered Group-2, said. “We will work with state governments, experts, doctors, and manufacturers to ensure that all available oxygen is supplied to hospitals. We are trying to maximise supply to hospitals,” he said. Aramane ...
Diaspora doctors dial in with help for patients from Bihar, Jharkhand
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Diaspora doctors dial in with help for patients from Bihar, Jharkhand

“My 70-year-old father has tested positive for Covid-19, his D-Dimer level has increased. What should we do?” “My oxygen level is fluctuating between 90 and 95%. I am trying to find an oxygen cylinder. Is there something that I can do at home? “I am three months pregnant and have tested positive. What impact will the virus have on my child? When can I take the vaccine?” Between 7 and 8 am on a Thursday morning, these were among the questions that a group of Indian-American doctors fielded on a Zoom session for Covid-19 patients and their family members. As India’s Covid curve rises sharply, stretching healthcare resources and often leaving patients with no one to turn to as they grapple with fears and anxieties, a group of around 400 doctors in the US and UK, mostly part of...
Country needs breath, not PM’s residence: Rahul Gandhi | India News – Times of India
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Country needs breath, not PM’s residence: Rahul Gandhi | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Hitting out at the Centre for continuing the construction work for the Central Vista redevelopment project amid the raging Covid-19 pandemic, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the country needs breath and not the Prime Minister's residence. The redevelopment project of the Central Vista - the power corridor of the country - envisages a new triangular Parliament building, a common Central Secretariat, the revamping of the three-km-long Rajpath from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate and new residences for the Prime Minister and the Vice President. The government has brought the construction work for the ambitious project under the ambit of "essential services" to ensure smooth movement of labourers during the ongoing lockdown in Delhi. "The country needs breath, no...
With Bengaluru crematoriums running out of space, pyres burn at granite quarry outside city
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With Bengaluru crematoriums running out of space, pyres burn at granite quarry outside city

With the seven designated crematoriums in Bengaluru for the victims of Covid-19 no longer able to take the load of bodies, an isolated granite quarry has been identified on the outskirts of the city to carry out cremations. Also, a long-unused burial ground in Tavarekere has been designated for Covid-19 burials, Bengaluru Urban District Commissioner Manjunath said. “The granite quarry in Geddanahalli was recently converted into a crematorium to ensure that the dead get a dignified cremation. The quarry has been flattened, and we have set up about 15 iron platforms for the pyres,” Manjunath told The Indian Express. Both Geddanahalli and Tavarekere are located to the west of Bengaluru, about 6 km apart. The new cremation facility at Geddanahalli, about 25 km from the city ce...
How splitting vaccines 50-50 has created new supply bottlenecks
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How splitting vaccines 50-50 has created new supply bottlenecks

THE distribution of Covid-19 vaccines across the length and breadth of the country had achieved a degree of cohesion and was more or less seamless despite supply constraints. But the Union government’s decision to decentralise vaccine procurement from May 1, has now presented fresh bottlenecks along the supply chain. The two specific obstacles, according to company and government sources involved in planning the supply chain brass tacks, are: i) absence of scale now, compared with the earlier integrated hub-and-spoke model, and ii) logistical impediments faced by procurers such as individual hospitals or chains and different states. This assumes significance because the private healthcare providers or corporates and state governments are now practically on their own in orga...
Haryana extends lockdown till May 17; only 11 persons allowed for marriages, funerals
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Haryana extends lockdown till May 17; only 11 persons allowed for marriages, funerals

Weddings and funerals can only be attended by a maximum 11 persons till May 17 in Haryana as the government extended statewide lockdown with even more stringent curbs. With the daily Covid-19 positivity rate continuing to breach 25 per cent, the state government announced a “Mahamari Alert/ Surakshit Haryana” lockdown from May 10 to May 17 late Sunday evening. Liquor vends across the state will also continue to remain shut till May 17. Announcing the extension of the lockdown Sunday evening, health-cum-home minister Anil Vij tweeted, “Mahamari Alert/Surkshit Haryana announced from 10 May to 17 May. Stringent measures will be taken to contain the spread of Corona in Haryana.” Under the latest measures, marriages will be solemnised at home and not in marriage palaces/hotels ...
2nd Test: Nauman tears through Zimbabwe as Pakistan close in on innings victory | Cricket News – Times of India
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2nd Test: Nauman tears through Zimbabwe as Pakistan close in on innings victory | Cricket News – Times of India

Left-arm spinner Nauman Ali took five wickets as Pakistan closed in on victory by an innings having reduced hosts Zimbabwe to 220 for nine at the close on the third day of the second and final Test at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday. Zimbabwe, who still trail by 158 runs, lost 15 wickets on the day having been dismissed earlier for 132 in their first innings, but held out in the fading light to force the game into a fourth day. SCORECARDThey are replying to Pakistan's massive score of 510 for eight declared. Regis Chakabva struck an impressive 80 in Zimbabwe's second innings that included 13 fours and two sixes, before one slog too many off Nauman (5-86) meant he edged to Babar Azam at slip. Second Test five-fer for Nauman Ali 🙌#ZIMvPAK | #HarHaalMainCricket | #BackTheBoysInGreen https...
India will tour Sri Lanka in July for limited overs series: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India
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India will tour Sri Lanka in July for limited overs series: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

Big names such as skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma will not be part of the tour as they will be engaged in a marquee five-match Test series in England. (Getty Images)KOLKATA: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said that the Indian team, sans the top players, will tour Sri Lanka in July for a limited overs bilateral series. Big names such as skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma will not be part of the tour as they will be engaged in a marquee five-match Test series in England. "We have planned a white ball series for the senior men's team during the month of July where they will play T20 Internationals and ODIs in Sri Lanka," Ganguly told PTI in an interaction. Asked how will India segregate the two teams, Ganguly said that it will be a different side, ...
‘Probably our best chance’: Rahul Dravid predicts 3-2 win for India in England | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘Probably our best chance’: Rahul Dravid predicts 3-2 win for India in England | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Batting great Rahul Dravid reckons India will prevail over England 3-2 in this summer's away Test series and calls it the visitors' "best chance" to win in the UK since 2007. Dravid was the last Indian captain to win a Test series in England. "I really do think India have a very good chance this time," Dravid said during a webinar, according to 'ESPNcricinfo'. The webinar was organised by Live Aid India, a trust to help those affected by COVID-19. Dravid, who is now the head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, said Ravichandran Ashwin versus Ben Stokes could form an "interesting subplot" to what is expected to be an intriguing series. "There's no question about their (England's) bowling. Whatever bowling attack England put on the park, especially their seam-bo...