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Huawei MatePad Pro tablet with 10050mAh battery and 12.6-inch OLED display announced – Times of India
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Huawei MatePad Pro tablet with 10050mAh battery and 12.6-inch OLED display announced – Times of India

Chinese consumer technology giant Huawei today expanded its hardware lineup with the launch of multiple products, along with announcing its HarmonyOS 2 operating system. The company has announced a tablet -- called the Huawei MatePad Pro -- as well. Touted as a desktop tablet, the Huawei MatePad Pro runs on HarmonyOS 2. It offers top of the line specs and is the most powerful tablet device from the brand yet. Huawei MatePad Pro specs and featuresThe Huawei MatePad Pro offers a 12.6-inch OLED FullView display (2560x1600p resolution) with a 90% screen-to-body ratio, which the company claims is the highest among all tablets currently available on the market. The device offers a high contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 and supports a DCI-P3 colour gamut. Powering the tablet is Huawei’s own Kirin ...
1st Test: Hundred hero Conway puts New Zealand on top against England | Cricket News – Times of India
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1st Test: Hundred hero Conway puts New Zealand on top against England | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Devon Conway became just the sixth batsman to score a hundred on Test debut at Lord's to leave New Zealand well-placed at stumps on the first day of their series opener against England. The South Africa-born opener batted for the whole of Wednesday's play, with his 136 not out the cornerstone of New Zealand's 246-3 in a match that marks the return of spectators to international cricket in England after a 2020 season played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic. SCORECARDTogether with fellow left-hander Henry Nicholls (46 not out), Conway shared an unbroken stand of 132 after the tourists were in trouble at 114-3 on the first day of this two-match series. On a day for debutants, Ollie Robinson marked his entry into Test cricket by leading England's attack with 2...
Suhana Khan shares a stunning picture; Ananya Panday comments, “You’re like the prettiest person ever” – Times of India
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Suhana Khan shares a stunning picture; Ananya Panday comments, “You’re like the prettiest person ever” – Times of India

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan's daughter Suhana Khan is an avid social media user. The young starlet recently celebrated her 21st birthday in the US with her friends. Her fans, family and social media users showered love in the comment section of her birthday post. Now, she took to Instagram to share a stunning picture of herself donning a black-knotted top as she posed for the camera. Suhana looked absolutely pretty and her friends couldn't agree more. Her BFF Ananya Panday commented, "You’re like the prettiest person ever,"While Sanjay Kapoor's daughter Shanaya Kapoor wrote, "Wait whaaaat😍😍😍🔥❤️". Amitabh Bachchan's granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda dropped fire emojis and added, "OH HELLO" in the comments. Check it out here: Suhana, who commands a huge fan following is currently i...
Huawei Watch 3 and Huawei Watch 3 Pro running on HarmonyOS 2 announced – Times of India
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Huawei Watch 3 and Huawei Watch 3 Pro running on HarmonyOS 2 announced – Times of India

Chinese consumer technology giant Huawei has today announced its HarmonyOS 2 operating system. At the event, the company also announced a plethora of hardware products too. Adding to its smartwatch lineup, Huawei today announced two new wearable devices — Huawei Watch 3 and Huawei Watch 3 Pro. The two smartwatches run on the company's own operating system called HarmonyOS. Huawei claims that the two smartwatches come with “a high-precision temperature sensor for the first time to support skin temperature detection.” The duo sport a stainless steel watch body with a curved glass screen. They house a 3D rotating crown that senses different levels of pressure and provides haptic feedback in response to user input. They offer support for more than workout modes, in addition to a broad range...
Now, 33.3% seats in all engineering, medical colleges in Bihar will be reserved for women | India News – Times of India
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Now, 33.3% seats in all engineering, medical colleges in Bihar will be reserved for women | India News – Times of India

PATNA: Now, minimum 33.3% seats in all engineering and medical colleges in Bihar would be reserved for women. In a groundbreaking decision, CM Nitish Kumar on Wednesday ordered the officials of the science & technology and the health & medical education departments to take necessary steps to reserve minimum 33.3% seats for girls at the time of admission in all engineering and medical colleges. “The proposed 33.3% quota for girls would be implemented in all engineering and medical colleges across the state from the coming academic session (2021-22). With this, Bihar would become the first state (in the country) to provide a 33.3% horizontal quota for girls in the technical college, a secretary-rank IAS officer, who did not want to be identified, told TOI on Wednesday. Chairing a ...
France widens Covid vaccine drive to 12 to 18-year-olds – Times of India
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France widens Covid vaccine drive to 12 to 18-year-olds – Times of India

SAINT-CIRQ-LAPOPIE: France will start offering Covid-19 vaccines to everyone between 12 and 18 on June 15, President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday. During a visit to the village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in southern France, Macron also noted that 50 percent of French adults have now received at least one Covid vaccine jab, calling it "truly a turning point" in the country's inoculation drive. Vaccine supplies have increased sharply recently, prompting officials to open up appointments to all adults earlier this week, several weeks ahead of schedule. With the country just beginning to bounce back from a severe third wave of infections, Macron's government is keen to quickly expand the vaccine coverage to slow the spread of variants that could spell fresh disaster. The decision to vaccinate ...
Koneru Humpy qualifies for women’s Candidates | Chess News – Times of India
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Koneru Humpy qualifies for women’s Candidates | Chess News – Times of India

CHENNAI: World No. 3 Koneru Humpy qualified for the FIDE women’s Candidates which is scheduled to be held in the first half of next year. The confirmation came after the fourth and final leg of the women's Grand Prix (WGP) which concluded in Gibraltar on Wednesday evening. Interestingly, Humpy had pulled out of the last leg due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The FIDE rules state that the top-2 players from WGP get to be part of the Candidates. Aleksandra Goryachkina, who topped the WGP points table, has already qualified for the Candidates as the runner-up of the World championship match in 2020. The qualification criteria then states that the next two on the WGP finishers’ list will make the cut. So, Humpy, who had 293-1/3 points from the two legs in the WGP, booked her berth as she finishe...
Another BJP councillor shot in Valley, was without PSOs
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Another BJP councillor shot in Valley, was without PSOs

A BJP councillor was shot dead and a woman injured in an attack by militants on Wednesday night in South Kashmir’s Tral. Rakesh Pandita, who was the chairman of the Tral Municipal Committee, stayed at a government accommodation under security in Srinagar due to militant threat, and had been assigned two Personal Security Officers (PSOs). Police said Pandita had left his security officials behind on his visit to Tral, a militant stronghold and his hometown. Police said three unidentified terrorists opened fire at Pandita, killing him on the spot. The injured woman was the daughter of a friend whom he had gone to visit. “He succumbed to injuries whereas the woman is seriously wounded,” a police statement said. It is the third killing of a councillor in Kashmir this year. On M...
New pension rules are a gag order, say rattled ex-security, intel officers
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New pension rules are a gag order, say rattled ex-security, intel officers

The Centre’s amendment to pension rules for civil servants, prohibiting retired officials of intelligence security organisations from publishing anything pertaining to their workplace, including information relating to their experience and expertise, without clearance from the head, has rattled the security community with many calling it a virtual gag order and “retrogressive.” Notifying the Central Civil Services (Pension) Amendment Rules, 2020,, the Department of Personnel and Training introduced this condition as a substitute clause in rules on pension subject to future good conduct. This amendment to Rule 8 means that pension can be withheld or withdrawn if the pensioner disobeys the rules – the retired official will have to sign an undertaking to this effect. This is l...
In Nashik’s Buddhist caves complex, a chance new find
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In Nashik’s Buddhist caves complex, a chance new find

ALMOST two centuries after a British military officer documented the Trirashmi Buddhist caves — also known as Pandav Leni — in a hill in Nashik, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has found three more caves in the same area. The antiquity of the caves — which may have been dwellings of Buddhist monks — is yet to be established; archaeologists studying them, however, believe they could be older than the Trirashmi caves. The Trirashmi or Pandav Leni caves are a group of 25 caves that were carved out of Trirashmi Hill between the 2nd century BC and 6th century AD. The caves complex was documented in 1823 by one Captain James Delamaine; it is now an ASI protected site and a tourist destination. Salim Patel, a ‘multi-tasking staffer’ at the ASI’s Nashik division, stumbled ...
PM told me to have ‘Zero Hour’ in Cabinet to hear negative feedback: Himanta Biswa Sarma
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PM told me to have ‘Zero Hour’ in Cabinet to hear negative feedback: Himanta Biswa Sarma

ASSAM CHIEF MINISTER Himanta Biswa Sarma said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised him to introduce a concept like the ‘Zero Hour’ during Cabinet meetings where he will get to hear only the negative feedback about the government. Sarma met the Prime Minister in New Delhi on Wednesday. “In the Cabinet, ministers will compile all the negative feedback (collected from MLAs) and give it to a senior minister. Then I will join the Cabinet and the senior minister will explain only the negative things about the government, so that we can immediately take remedial action,” Sarma said Wednesday at The Indian Express e.Adda moderated by National Opinions Editor Vandita Mishra. Sarma said the Prime Minister had drawn this from his experience as the Chief Minister in Gujarat. “Modij...
Powered by sale of utility vehicles in May, Hyundai duo beat Suzuki for the first time
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Powered by sale of utility vehicles in May, Hyundai duo beat Suzuki for the first time

In the utility vehicle segment, the fastest growing car category in India, Hyundai Motor Company, with its two brands, has comprehensively edged past Maruti Suzuki, the segment and market leader. Hyundai Motor India, alongside group company Kia Motors, accounted for one in every three vehicles sold in April in the highly-competitive UV market. This segment, which saw cumulative sales of a million units in 2020-21, is the biggest driver of growth for India-based automakers. In May, as lockdowns impacted sales across the country and companies shut down production at many of their plants, Hyundai and sister brand Kia — both owned by South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Company — together overtook the total passenger vehicle sales of Maruti Suzuki for the first time ever. While Maruti S...
WhatsApp to add business accounts in 5 minutes with new APIs – Times of India
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WhatsApp to add business accounts in 5 minutes with new APIs – Times of India

WhatsApp at Facebook F8 Refresh developers conference announced updated APIs for WhatsApp Business that will make it quicker for businesses to start a WhatsApp Business account and for people to easily chat with businesses. “We’ve cut down the time it takes for businesses to get up and running from weeks to just five minutes. Whether a business wants to work with a business solution provider or get support directly from Facebook in the future, these improvements will make it easier for more medium and larger businesses to have customer conversations on WhatsApp,” the company said in an official release. WhatsApp has also rolled out new messaging features like a new list messages that present a menu of up to 10 options so people no longer need to type out a response. Reply buttons will a...
Palestine to India: Silence at UN body stifles fight for rights
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Palestine to India: Silence at UN body stifles fight for rights

Days after India abstained at the UN Human Rights Council on a resolution proposing to set up a Commission of Inquiry into violations related to the latest round of violence in Gaza, the foreign minister of the Palestinian National Authority has complained that New Delhi’s abstention “stifles the important work of… advancing human rights for all peoples, including those of the Palestinian people”. “India missed an opportunity to join the international community at this turning point, both crucial and long overdue, on the path to accountability, justice and peace,” Riyad al-Maliki has written in a sharply worded letter to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. India was among 14 countries that abstained on the proposal for an inquiry into the alleged human rights violation...
Supreme Court asks govt for a vaccine roadmap, calls policy for 18-44 to pay ‘arbitrary, irrational’
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Supreme Court asks govt for a vaccine roadmap, calls policy for 18-44 to pay ‘arbitrary, irrational’

Underlining that “our Constitution does not envisage courts to be silent spectators when constitutional rights of citizens are infringed by Executive policies”, the Supreme Court said Tuesday that the Centre’s policy of arranging free Covid-19 vaccine jabs for the 45-plus age category, Health Care Workers (HCW) and Front Line Workers (FLW) while asking the 18-44 age group to pay for the vaccination by state and Union territory governments and private hospitals was “prima facie arbitrary and irrational”. Directing the Centre to “undertake a fresh review of its vaccination policy addressing the concerns raised”, the bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud, L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat — the order in the suo motu matter of Covid-19 management heard May 31 was uploaded Tuesday...
‘Sidhu missing’ posters surface in Amritsar; promise Rs 50k reward to trace him | India News – Times of India
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‘Sidhu missing’ posters surface in Amritsar; promise Rs 50k reward to trace him | India News – Times of India

AMRITSAR: Street walls of the Amritsar East assembly constituency here on Wednesday appeared plastered overnight with a large number of posters, proclaiming that area MLA Navjot Sidhu has gone “missing”. The posters also announced a reward of Rs 50,000 to anyone who traces the legislator and brings him back to the constituency. The posters were pasted by an NGO, 'Dhan Dhan Baba Deep Singh Ji' stating, “Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu is missing”. NGO representative Anil Kumar Vishist Bunty alleged that Sidhu had been inaccessible to the residents of the Amritsar East assembly constituency. He also alleged a lack of development of the area and claimed that heaps of garbage and stranded water on the roads could be seen anywhere in this assembly segment. Even his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu was...
Dilip Kumar’s ancestral home in Peshawar will soon be a museum – Times of India
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Dilip Kumar’s ancestral home in Peshawar will soon be a museum – Times of India

Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar’s ancestral home in Peshawar will soon be a museum. While talks of the house to be turned into a museum were going on for years, the plan of action it seems will materialize soon. Dilip Kumar’s wife Saira Banu, confirms the news and says, "My heart fills up with joy each time I receive the news about the ancestral home of Yousuf Saheb in Peshawar in Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) which the provincial government has been repeatedly trying to turn into a monument for posterity." She adds, "It has come up so many times in the past and I have appreciated the tenacity with which the government is pursuing the mission of turning the house into a museum for the public to visit and feel the vintage charm of the house where Dilip Kumar g...
States follow Centre, cancel board exams
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States follow Centre, cancel board exams

A day after his government decided to cancel CBSE Class XII Board exams this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the decision was taken after an extensive consultative process, and that this was the best and most student-friendly move, PTI reports. The Centre received several inputs from across the country that were insightful, enabling it to take a “student-friendly” decision, he said. Following the Centre’s decision, more states on Wednesday called off their Board exams; a few others said they will take a call soon: Gujarat Decided to scrap Class XII state Board exams after a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said the state government had gone ahead with preparation for Class XII Boards and ...
Nothing will stop me from achieving the Olympic dream: Fouaad Mirza | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Nothing will stop me from achieving the Olympic dream: Fouaad Mirza | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

PUNE: While children of his age spent their time on Playstation, Fouaad Mirza's playtime was occupied with cats and dogs. And horses. His father Hasneyn Mirza being a veterinarian meant he spent quite a bit of time in the stable. So, he knows a thing or two quirky about horses. As well as the quirks of equestrian sport. One of which is that often a rider competes against his/her own coach. Mirza, an Asian Games silver medallist and the first Indian rider to qualify for Olympics in more two decades, will be going up against Germany's Sandra Auffarth among others in Tokyo. He has been training under the 2012 London individual eventing silver medallist and team gold-winner at her stable, in Bergedorf near Ganderkesee, for the last couple of years. "It is normal to have riders who are compe...
New Zealand’s Devon Conway marks Test debut with Lord’s hundred | Cricket News – Times of India
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New Zealand’s Devon Conway marks Test debut with Lord’s hundred | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: New Zealand's Devon Conway joined a select group of cricketers on Wednesday by marking his Test debut with a hundred at Lord's. The South Africa-born opener found himself thrust into the action straight away after New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and batted in the first of a two-match series against England. But while star batsman Williamson and the experienced Ross Taylor both fell cheaply, the 29-year-old Conway pressed on to a 163-ball century, reaching the landmark with a flamboyant whipped legside four, his 11th boundary off England debutant fast bowler Ollie Robinson. Only five other batsmen had previously scored a Test debut hundred at Lord's, with Conway the first New Zealand international to achieve the feat. Batsmen to have scored Test debut hundred at ...