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Antonio Conte leaves Inter Milan after agreeing contract termination | Football News – Times of India
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Antonio Conte leaves Inter Milan after agreeing contract termination | Football News – Times of India

ROME: Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte has terminated his contract one year early just days after leading them to their first Serie A title in 11 years, the club said on Wednesday. Conte, who joined Inter in May 2019, agreed to depart after Italian media reported he had been left unhappy with plans to reduce investment and cut costs due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. "FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that an agreement has been reached with Antonio Conte for the termination of his contract by mutual consent," read a club statement. "The club would like to thank Antonio for the extraordinary work that he has done, culminating in Inter’s 19th top-flight title. Antonio Conte will forever remain a part of our club’s history." The 51-year-old’s ambitions to improve his s...
Most states want Boards, some have a rider: first jab all teachers, students
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Most states want Boards, some have a rider: first jab all teachers, students

In their feedback to the Education Ministry this week, as many as 32 states and Union Territories (UTs) have supported CBSE’s proposal to go ahead with the Class 12 Board examination, with only four — Delhi, Maharashtra, Goa, and Andaman & Nicobar — categorically opposing pen-and-paper examinations, The Indian Express has learned. Of the 32 that have said yes to the exams, about 29 states and UTs have either indicated a preference for CBSE’s Option B or agreed to support the Centre’s decision on the matter. Only Rajasthan, Tripura, Telangana have indicated a preference for Option A, or the existing format. CBSE had proposed two options to the Education Ministry for conducting the Class 12 Board examinations for 19 major subjects. Under Option A, exams for the 19 major s...
Covid: Uday Kotak calls for fiscal support, warns against rush to reopen
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Covid: Uday Kotak calls for fiscal support, warns against rush to reopen

To mitigate the impact of the pandemic, the second wave of which has seen an unprecedented loss of lives and livelihood, Uday Kotak, CII president and a leading industry voice, has called for strong fiscal support measures from the government — from income support to individuals to an additional emergency credit line guarantee scheme (ECLGS) for the stressed MSME sector. Kotak, MD of Kotak Mahindra Bank, also emphasised the “need to be very cautious” about opening up the economy even after June, calling it a “very difficult dilemma” for states, and saying a lot depends on the progress made on the vaccination front. “I believe the time has come for the state to get more active and I would strongly support fiscal support coming in for protecting livelihood and minimum require...
UEFA fines Ibrahimovic 50,000 euros for links to betting company | Football News – Times of India
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UEFA fines Ibrahimovic 50,000 euros for links to betting company | Football News – Times of India

European soccer's ruling body UEFA fined AC Milan's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic 50,000 euros ($61,000) on Wednesday for breaking the rules by having a financial interest in a betting company. Milan were also warned and fined 25,000 euros for violating the same article of UEFA's disciplinary regulations. "The Chairman of the UEFA Appeals Body also issued Mr. Ibrahimovic with a directive aimed at ceasing the player’s association with the relevant betting company," UEFA said in a statement. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reported in April that Ibrahimovic, 39, is a part-owner of the Malta-based betting company Bethard who he teamed up with in 2018. FIFA's Code of Ethics state a player cannot have interests in entities or companies that "promote, broker, arrange or conduct betting, ga...
Once a Covid hotspot, Dharavi sees just three new cases, lowest in second wave
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Once a Covid hotspot, Dharavi sees just three new cases, lowest in second wave

MUMBAI’S DHARAVI, the 2.5 sq km sprawl known as Asia’s largest slum, recorded three new Covid cases on Wednesday, the lowest since February 11, when the second wave surged through the city. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Dharavi has reported 6,798 cases since last year’s outbreak. Of these, around 36 per cent (2,500) of cases were recorded in March and April this year. Soon after the second wave began in mid-February, Dharavi recorded 10 daily cases, its first double-digit tally for a day after a gap of 37 days. In March, the area was averaging 50 cases daily. And by March 23, the 250-bed quarantine centre in Vanita Samaj Hall was full even as the active caseload rose to 180. On April 8, the highest single-day increase was recorded at 99, sparkin...
At auto driver’s home of hope for elderly in Bengaluru, vaccination is a stumbling block
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At auto driver’s home of hope for elderly in Bengaluru, vaccination is a stumbling block

THEY GATHERED around the ambulance that had brought the middle-aged woman. She was well-dressed, spoke fluent English, sported a pair of sunglasses and carried a leather handbag. “Nobody should touch me,” she said from behind a scarf that covered her face, when a volunteer tried to examine a wound on her foot. Just a while earlier, she had been rescued from a locality in the city following complaints that she had been sleeping on the streets for several days and approaching local residents — sometimes to make conversation and sometimes turning violent. This is the latest rescue operation carried out by Home of Hope, a shelter for the elderly homeless and destitute run by Auto Raja, who was once an autorickshaw driver in Bengaluru. The home is now a Covid care centre, too, f...
San Jose shooting: Multiple fatalities reported, shooter dead | World News – Times of India
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San Jose shooting: Multiple fatalities reported, shooter dead | World News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Multiple people died on Wednesday in a shooting that broke out at a railyard in San Jose, California. The authorities confirmed that the suspect was dead. Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman deputy Russell Davis said that he cannot specify the number of dead and wounded or describe how the suspect died. "We have multiple victims and multiple casualties at this point. I can't confirm an exact number of injuries and fatalities," said Davis during a press briefing. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office confirmed on Twitter that the "shooter is down". UPDATE****Shooter is down— SantaClaraCoSheriff (@SCCoSheriff) 1622041731000Davis said that he did not know the type of weapon used or whether the shooting happened indoors or outdoors. The victims include Santa Clara Valley Tra...
Lakshadweep Administrator row: UT unit to centre, BJP split
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Lakshadweep Administrator row: UT unit to centre, BJP split

As the Opposition steps up protests against Lakshadweep Administrator Praful Khoda Patel over his proposals for the Union Territory, the BJP is divided on the matter. While leaders in neighbouring Kerala and the Lakshadweep BJP president have backed Administrator Praful Patel, other leaders have questioned his decisions, criticised as unilateral. At the central level too, at least two senior leaders disapproved of the developments in Lakshadweep. “Patel should have taken people into confidence,” said one of them. “His actions are damaging the party’s interests, and will affect the Central government’s image too.” A former BJP leader, Patel served as home minister of Gujarat when Narendra Modi was the chief minister, and is considered close to the party leadership. Recently,...
Tracing messages will violate privacy, chill free speech: WhatsApp
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Tracing messages will violate privacy, chill free speech: WhatsApp

Invoking the right to privacy ruling of the Supreme Court, Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has moved the Delhi High Court to challenge the traceability provision in the new IT Rules 2021, contending that “this breaks end-to-end encryption…and impermissibly infringes upon users’ fundamental rights to privacy and freedom of speech”. In a petition filed Tuesday evening, the last day to comply with the new rules, WhatsApp said the provision requiring intermediaries to enable identification of the first originator of information on their platforms could also put journalists and activists at risk of retaliation in India and infringe upon rights to free speech and expression. It said it is not aware of any country that requires intermediaries to enable identification of...
Facebook and Instagram announces one big change – Times of India
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Facebook and Instagram announces one big change – Times of India

Social media giant Facebook has announced that everyone on Instagram and Facebook will now have the option to hide their public like counts. This means you no longer need to stress about seeing likes on other people’s posts and comparing them with the number of likes you get on your posts. So, in case you want to take a break from the ‘number game’ associated with Facebook and Instagram, you now have an option. With the new feature, you will have the option to hide like counts on all posts in your feed. Also, you will have the option to hide like counts on your own posts, so others can’t see how many likes your posts get. “This way, if you like, you can focus on the photos and videos being shared, instead of how many likes posts get,” it said. You can choose to hide like counts before s...
Europa League final, Manchester United vs Villarreal Score: Villarreal beat Man United 11-10 in penalties  – The Times of India
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Europa League final, Manchester United vs Villarreal Score: Villarreal beat Man United 11-10 in penalties – The Times of India

Europa League final, Manchester United vs Villarreal Score: Villarreal beat Man United 11-10 in penaltiesLIVE NOWVillarreal stunned Manchester United after a marathon penalty shoot-out, with goalkeeper David de Gea missing the last spot-kick, in the Europa League final to lift their first ever major trophy in Gdansk. It finished 1-1 after 120 minutes as Gerard Moreno put the unfancied Spaniards ahead in the 29th minute, before Edinson Cavani levelled early in the second half. But Villarreal won a remarkable shoot-out 11-10.Read LessTHE TIMES OF INDIA | May 27, 2021, 03:33:17 ISTFacebookTwitterLinkedinEMail Source link
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is Joe Biden’s choice for India envoy, says report
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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is Joe Biden’s choice for India envoy, says report

President Joe Biden is considering naming Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as the United States ambassador to India, American news outlet Axios reported on Wednesday. Garcetti, 50, was a co-chair of Biden’s election campaign and remains a key political ally of the President. It was expected he would be part of Biden’s cabinet, but a controversy around one of his aides is said to have scuttled his chances. Axios named several of Biden’s likely ambassadorial appointments — among them, former career diplomat and currently professor at Harvard University Nicholas Burns for China, and former Chicago Mayor and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel for Japan. The appointment of Garcetti, Mayor of the second-largest city in the United States by population (after New York City), is...
Post against Smriti Irani: Allahabad High Court rejects professor’s plea for bail
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Post against Smriti Irani: Allahabad High Court rejects professor’s plea for bail

The Allahabad High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail application of a college professor from Firozabad, in a nearly three-month-old case accusing him of posting “obscene content” about Union Minister for Textiles and Women and Child Development Smriti Irani. While rejecting the bail application of Shaharyar Ali, a history professor, Justice J J Munir Tuesday said that considering the fact that the applicant is a senior teacher and the Head of Department, conduct of this kind prima facie does not entitle him to anticipatory bail. It said Ali was entitled to surrender and seek regular bail, and it would be considered in accordance with the law. The court also took note of “co-accused” Huma Naqvi, who allegedly shared the post. Dating back to March 7, the case was regis...
The tirade continues: Azharuddin decries Hyderabad Cricket Association appointments | Cricket News – Times of India
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The tirade continues: Azharuddin decries Hyderabad Cricket Association appointments | Cricket News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: In what is turning out to be a familiar story of late, Hyderabad Cricket Association, president Mohd Azharuddin on Wednesday decried the move by secretary R Vijayanand to give appointment letters to appointees of the various committees. The secretary, along with the other Apex Council members, had handed over the letters at the Gymkhana ground on Wednesday morning. Vijayanand said that the women’s selection committee and the men’s senior selection committee will be the finalised by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). “The names given under the women’s selection committee are only in consideration and haven’t been finalised,” Vijayanand said. “We are just going ahead with the decisions of the general body. If someone is not happy with it, there is nothing that can be done,” ...
Neena Gupta’s First Interview with Husband Vivek Mehra: “No politics, no conspiracies, just love”- Exclusive Video – Times of India ►
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Neena Gupta’s First Interview with Husband Vivek Mehra: “No politics, no conspiracies, just love”- Exclusive Video – Times of India ►

This is a FIRST and it's coming to you EXCLUSIVE on ETimes. This morning, Neena Gupta settled down for a joint interview with her hubby, Vivek Mehra. The couple looked so much at ease with each other right from the moment they sat together in front of the camera. The questions were full of fun and so there's a lot of masti in the chat, which we produce below. The questions were incisive too, that's the call of duty. We give you an insight into the interview with excerpts chosen from the interaction. But, below is the FULL INTERVIEW IN VIDEO. Click right away: We began by asking Vivek to tell us how he would describe their togetherness of 20 years plus. "It has been outstanding. No politics, no conspiracies, just love." Ditto about his equation with Neena's daughter Masaba Gupta, he e...
Farmers protest news: Farmers protesting against farm laws observe Black Day, decide to expand the struggle through farmers-workers unity | India News – Times of India
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Farmers protest news: Farmers protesting against farm laws observe Black Day, decide to expand the struggle through farmers-workers unity | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After completing six months of their protests along the Delhi border, the farmer unions agitating for repeal of three central farm laws on Wednesday appealed to their supporters to take their ongoing movement to a pan-India level through stronger farmers-workers unity. “Farmers' struggle is now not just limited to a movement against three farm laws, it’s not just for increasing (and getting legal guarantee to) minimum support price, and it’s not just to teach a lesson to the anti-farmer government, but it’s now a movement to save democracy in the country,” said Yogendra Yadav, leader of Jai Kisan Andolan, while summing up what the farmers are now looking at after six months of their struggle. Yadav who also represents Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a joint platform of farmer un...
130 deaths in 24 hrs: After two long months, positivity rate under 2% in Delhi
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130 deaths in 24 hrs: After two long months, positivity rate under 2% in Delhi

Delhi’s positivity rate dropped below 2% for the first time in two months, with the percentage of people testing positive for Covid against those tested dropping to 1.93% over the last 24 hours. The last time the city reported a positivity rate below 2% was on March 27, when there were 1,558 positive cases with a rate of 1.7%. On Wednesday, 1,491 people tested positive in the city, while the Delhi government’s health bulletin recorded 3,952 recoveries during that duration. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain had said last week that a 2% positivity rate is what the government was looking at as an indicator of things getting better. “It should be below 5% at least. Of course, our aim is to have no cases in Delhi at all, but a 2% target is what we are looking at present,” he...
After Delhi HC rap, MCDs take steps to tackle mosquito menace
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After Delhi HC rap, MCDs take steps to tackle mosquito menace

After the rise in cases of mosquito-borne diseases and a rap from the Delhi High Court, the municipal corporations have intensified their efforts to tackle the menace. All health workers diverted to other tasks will be brought back to anti-mosquito operations, the civic bodies said. Mayor of North MCD Jai Prakash said all district breeding checkers (DBC) who have been diverted to tasks like house surveys or other works of MCDs would be asked to get back to anti-mosquito operations. “A four-phase programme which includes generating awareness and spraying, followed by using Gambusia fish that feed voraciously on mosquito larvae, will be done. Actions would also be intensified for checking breeding of mosquitoes,” he said. South MCD’s Public Health Department has also issued n...
Family members of universities, HEIs staff who died of Covid will get compassionate appointment – Times of India
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Family members of universities, HEIs staff who died of Covid will get compassionate appointment – Times of India

INDORE: Family members of teaching and non-teaching staff of universities and government higher educational institutions (HEIs) of Indore division who died of Covid-19 will get compassionate appointment in government colleges. Directorate of Higher Education (DHE) has also instructed to fast-track the process of compassionate appointment. “The department has instructed that the process has to be fast tracked and we are ensuring all the information collected is verified and following the procedure,” Indore’s additional director of DHE, Dr Suresh Silawat told TOI. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result The department will take required documents such as Covid-19 positive reports, hospital admission related documents, undertaking affidavit from the famil...
UAE authorities have issued visas to players and broadcasting crew of PSL: PCB | Cricket News – Times of India
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UAE authorities have issued visas to players and broadcasting crew of PSL: PCB | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) heaved a sigh of relief on Wednesday after the UAE authorities issued visas to the players and broadcasting crew of Pakistan Super League matches to be held in Abu Dhabi. The PCB confirmed that the UAE authorities had issued visas to 25 Indian nationals who are part of the broadcasting crew to travel from India to Abu Dhabi. The visas for 26 South Africans, comprising players and technical staff, to travel from Johannesburg to the Emirates have also been issued. The South African contingent includes players Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Rilee Rousseau, Cameron Delport, Michael Smith and Herschel Gibbs. “All the players, officials and crew which check into their hotels by 2.00.P.M on 27th May would have been considered to have started their isola...