Tuesday, June 15TRUSTED FEARLESS INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL NEWS PORTAL

Day: June 3, 2021

iGear launches gesture-controlled night lamp, SenseLED – Times of India
Travel

iGear launches gesture-controlled night lamp, SenseLED – Times of India

Indian accessories brand iGear has launched ‘SenseLED,’ a touchless ambient light illumination solution for homes. It comes with nine different light colours and eye protection mode. SenseLED uses gesture control technology. iGear SenseLED has 5W ambient lamp that’s integrated with a motion sensor for touchless operations. It's size is that of a standard kid's lunchbox. The SenseLED is equipped with multi-coloured LEDs that produces different colours of light with options to vary the intensity from dim to full bright. iGear SenseLED motion sensor works with gestures or hand movements. Users can wave hand a few inches over the lamp and control its illumination, no buttons or touch needed. Users can also set it to automatic colour-cycling mode. The in-built LEDs are designed to produce di...
Noise launches Noise Air Buds Mini earbuds – Times of India
Travel

Noise launches Noise Air Buds Mini earbuds – Times of India

Noise has launched Noise Air Buds Mini, a new set of earbuds. Priced at Rs 1299, the earbuds have been launched exclusively on Flipkart and gonoise.com. With the launch of Air Buds Mini, Noise has expanded its portfolio of Truly Wireless Earbuds. The compact-sized earbuds are designed with a glossy finish and come in two colour variants – Pearl White and Jet Black. The 4.4gram weighed earbuds are equipped with a 14.2mm speaker driver, Tru Bass technology and individual mics for calling and music. The earbuds can go up to 15 hours of uninterrupted usage with the support of a Type-C charging case, which comes with charging indicators and can be charged in 2 hours. The Hyper Sync technology and 5.0 Bluetooth connectivity offer connectivity of the earbuds with other devices. The Air Buds Mi...
BTS pick ‘Idol’ and ‘ON’ as their most difficult songs; reveal they ‘want to  perform the song in front of ARMY in person’ – Times of India
Entertainment

BTS pick ‘Idol’ and ‘ON’ as their most difficult songs; reveal they ‘want to perform the song in front of ARMY in person’ – Times of India

How does a band that has too many monstrous hits pick that one song it may call absolutely special? The biggest boy band in the world today talks about the blood, sweat and tears that goes into their creations while considering a reply. The all-boy group from South Korea, known to belt out universally bestselling dance hits with awe-inspiring synchronisation in their movement in MVs like, 'Fire', 'Not Today', 'Dope', 'Mic Drop', says it would be a toss-up between their 2018 song 'Idol' and last year's 'ON' when it comes to selecting their hardest number. For the seven-member band, it would seem a big task to even narrow down the count to two, given that they've hardly churned out anything yet that doesn't mesmerise their ever-growing fan base. But then, RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin,...
Gupshup adds Messenger API for Instagram to help businesses engage – Times of India
Travel

Gupshup adds Messenger API for Instagram to help businesses engage – Times of India

Gupshup has announced the addition of the Messenger API for Instagram to their conversational messaging platform. Gupshup will now allow businesses to have richer two-way conversations with their followers on Instagram at scale. “We are delighted that Gupshup is launching the Messenger API support for Instagram. The Messenger API for Instagram is now available for all developers who make it possible for brands to improve and enhance messaging experiences with customers,” said Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, VP of Platform Partnerships at Messenger. “By integrating the Messenger API for Instagram, businesses and developers can effectively scale messaging workflows to better own the customer experience and build more authentic relationships.” Gupshup has added Instagram to its conversational ...
Unlocking strategy: Eateries can reopen if staff is inoculated, says Mamata Banerjee
Gaming

Unlocking strategy: Eateries can reopen if staff is inoculated, says Mamata Banerjee

With the number of active cases falling to 61,000 and a significant drop in the number of daily new cases in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that restaurants and eateries can be allowed to open for three hours in the evening with 50 per cent occupancy, provided that people working there are vaccinated and the Covid health protocols are strictly followed. The chief minister said this after meeting representatives of business chambers at Nabanna. She, however, did not specify when the eateries will be allowed to open. In the meeting, people associated with the tourism industry had urged the chief minister to allow partial opening of restaurants. “The Covid-19 situation is improving in the state following the imposition of restrictions. Restaurants...
1st Test, Day 2: England trail New Zealand by 267 runs after Devon Conway notches double ton | Cricket News – Times of India
Sports

1st Test, Day 2: England trail New Zealand by 267 runs after Devon Conway notches double ton | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England finished day two on 111/2 and trail New Zealand by 267 runs in the first innings of the first Test after Devon Conway's double ton took the game away from the home side on Thursday. New Zealand were bowled out for 378 after lunch as England's fast bowlers cleaned up the middle order and tail but they were left frustrated by number 11 Neil Wagner (25 not out) who helped Conway set his record score. Conway's 200 is the highest score on debut at Lord's and the opener reached the milestone with a six over long leg. He nearly carried his bat but became the last wicket to fall when he was run out by mere millimetres. In response, England lost two early wickets before tea with Kyle Jamieson trapping Dom Sibley leg before for a duck while Tim Southee had Zak Crawley caught behin...
Nokia and CG Net deploy GPON solutions for high-speed broadband in Kathmandu – Times of India
Travel

Nokia and CG Net deploy GPON solutions for high-speed broadband in Kathmandu – Times of India

Nokia has announced that CG NET will deploy its Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) solution as part of an extensive Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) roll-out across the Kathmandu Valley. Nokia’s solution will allow CG NET claims to scale its network in line with the growing demand for a high-speed broadband network due to increased consumption of video, OTT content, and online education. "Nokia’s solution will enable CG NET to offer fastest broadband speeds in the market and competitive service offering for IPTV, gaming, remote work and remote education. In addition, it will allow for efficient future upgrade to next-generation technologies and Software Defined Access networks, leveraging the same access platform. The project includes Nokia consumer fiber modems to ensure premium digital...
West Bengal: Active cases drop to 61K, 8,811 new infections found
Gaming

West Bengal: Active cases drop to 61K, 8,811 new infections found

The active Covid-19 cases in the state dropped to 61,780 on Thursday with 8,811 new cases reported in the last 24 hours and the recovery of 16,938 people, according to a state Health Department bulletin. However, 108 more people died in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 15,921 in the state. The cumulative Covid cases have reached 14,03,535. But with 13,25,834 people having recovered, the recovery rate has risen to 94.46 per cent. Out of 8,118 new cases in the last 24 hours, North 24 Parganas reported the most at 1,842, followed by Kolkata 976. Howrah reported 656 new cases, South 24 Parganas 590 and Hooghly district 571. Nadia, Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur also recorded cases between 400 and 500 each. In north Bengal, maximum cases were reported in ...
Truck owners to get National Permits online, no need to visit RTOs | India News – Times of India
Politics

Truck owners to get National Permits online, no need to visit RTOs | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: From next month, owners of trucks and trailers won’t need to visit RTOs or offices of state transport authorities (STAs) for applying and obtaining National Permit (NP) for their vehicles. The process will be made completely online through the Vahan portal of the road transport ministry that can be used for submitting applications, uploading documents and paying the fee. The certificate for NP will be issued online with digital signature. This is being put in place considering the travel restrictions and limited operation of transport department offices due to the pandemic. The move will also eliminate malpractices. There are about 15 lakh trucks that have valid NPs and currently the owners need to visit the RTO or STA office every year for renewal of the permits. For two-axl...
Adhikaris misused funds for fixing embankments after Amphan: Abhishek
Gaming

Adhikaris misused funds for fixing embankments after Amphan: Abhishek

Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee launched a scathing attack on Leader of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari and his father Sisir Adhikari on Thursday, claiming that funds allotted for strengthening embankments in East Midnapore district were ‘misused’. Purba Medinipur district happens to be the political stronghold of the Adhikari household. Banerjee on Thursday interacted with locals while visiting the cyclone-hit Tajpur and Shankarpur areas of East Midnapore. His visit coincided with the launch of the ‘Duare Tran’ (relief at your doorstep) initiative of the state government. Referring to the road lining the sea shore that connects Tajpur with Shankarpur, Banerjee, without taking any names, said, “Everyone knows who was in charge of Digha Shankarpur Development Authori...
Sudip calls LS Speaker, seeks disqualification of two rebel TMC MPs
Gaming

Sudip calls LS Speaker, seeks disqualification of two rebel TMC MPs

A day after Trinamool Congress said that it has sent a petition seeking disqualification of two of its Lok Sabha members – Sunil Kumar Mondal and Sisir Adhikari – after they joined the BJP, TMC Parliamentary Party leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay on Thursday spoke to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla over the phone and requested him to look into the petition. “I had made a request to the Speaker in January this year seeking disqualification of our MP Sunil Mondal from Lok Sabha for defecting to the BJP. I made a similar request against Sisir Adhikari who also joined the BJP later. But no action has been taken in this regard. I told the Speaker to take immediate steps to disqualify them from the lower house of Parliament. He has assured me that he will look into the matter,” Bandyopadhya...
Jharkhand: 6 kg mineral uranium seized, 7 arrested
Politics

Jharkhand: 6 kg mineral uranium seized, 7 arrested

JHARKHAND POLICE on Thursday arrested seven people for possessing and planning to sell ‘mineral uranium’ in the black market. Police said that they seized 6.4 kg of ‘uranium mineral’ from two of the accused, however, they are yet to nab the leading suspect from whom the mineral was procured. All the accused were arrested from the Bokaro district of Jharkhand and were booked under IPC Sections 414 (Whoever voluntarily assists in concealing or disposing of or making away with property which he knows or has reason to believe to be stolen property), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 34 (common intention) and under various sections of Atomic Energy Act. Superintendent of Police Chandan Jha said, “Seven people were arrested for possessing and planning to sell a mineral, which is suspec...
Milkha Singh admitted to PGIMER ICU with dipping O2 levels | More sports News – Times of India
Sports

Milkha Singh admitted to PGIMER ICU with dipping O2 levels | More sports News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Athletics legend Milkha Singh was on Thursday admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the PGIMER hospital after his oxygen level started dropping. He is said to be stable now. The 90-year-old was on Sunday discharged from the Fortis Hospital in Mohali in stable condition on the request of his family, and he continued to be in isolation and on oxygen support. “Flying Sikh Milkha Singh has been admitted in ICU in Covid Hospital of PGIMER at 3.35 pm today due to dipping levels of oxygen,” the hospital said in a statement. “He has been kept under observation and is stable now,” the statement added. The duo’s son and legendary golfer Jeev Milkha Singh confirmed the development saying, “Yes, he is currently in the ICU Covid ward. Praying to God for their recovery.” A four-time Asia...
Suspected terrorist ‘snatches’ gun, killed in J&K Police camp
Politics

Suspected terrorist ‘snatches’ gun, killed in J&K Police camp

A SUSPECTED terrorist was killed inside a camp of the J&K Police’s Special Operations Group (SOG) in South Kashmir’s Tral on Thursday after he reportedly snatched a rifle from a policeman during interrogation and shot at him, leaving him critically injured. Police said Mohammad Amin Malik, who was on police remand, hid in the interrogation room and kept shooting at police personnel, before he was killed in a joint operation of police, Army and paramilitary forces. Police had detained Malik on May 30, allegedly after recovering arms, ammunitions and explosives from him, including an unlicensed gun, as well as phones “and other warlike stores used in fabrication of IEDs”. He had been brought to the SOG camp for further interrogation. An official release said, “During inte...
Narada sting case: Calcutta HC asks CBI why it didn’t file a normal appeal against bail
Gaming

Narada sting case: Calcutta HC asks CBI why it didn’t file a normal appeal against bail

The five-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court on Thursday asked the CBI counsel — Solicitor General Tushar Mehta — why the agency approached the court in an ‘extraordinary’ manner by sending a letter on May 17 that was treated as a writ petition in the Narada sting tapes case against three ruling Trinamool leaders and a former Kolkata mayor and not by way of a normal appeal a few days later. Mehta, in response, cited a provision empowering the Chief Justice to list an appeal for hearing by a bench of three or more judges. “As a general rule, bail applications land up before a single judge but there is an exception for bail applications in pre-conviction stage for offences which are punishable with more than seven years (of imprisonment),” Mehta said. Mehta further pointed...
Signs of normalcy in J&K, onus on Pak: Army chief MM Naravane
Politics

Signs of normalcy in J&K, onus on Pak: Army chief MM Naravane

As India and Pakistan approach 100 days of adherence to the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, Army chief General MM Naravane said Thursday that the situation in J&K points to a return to normalcy on all parameters, and the onus of ensuring that the ceasefire holds lies squarely with Pakistan. He said “after a long time, we have reached a situation where peace and tranquillity prevails”. Speaking to reporters in Srinagar at the end of a two-day review of security in the Valley, General Naravane said: “I have been briefed by all commanders on ground on the situation, both on the LC and in the hinterland. All the parameters that we judge normalcy by have seen great improvement. There have been very few terrorist-initiated incidents, hardly any cases...
Supreme Court underlines its ruling to protect journalists against sedition law abuse
Politics

Supreme Court underlines its ruling to protect journalists against sedition law abuse

STRESSING THAT “a citizen has a right to criticise or comment upon the measures undertaken by the Government and its functionaries, so long as he does not incite people to violence against the Government established by law”, the Supreme Court Thursday quashed the FIR registered by Himachal Pradesh Police against journalist Vinod Dua for sedition, public mischief and other offences over the contents of a talk show broadcast on YouTube last year. A bench of Justices U U Lalit and Vineet Saran said every journalist is entitled to protection specified under the Supreme Court’s 1962 judgment in the Kedar Nath Singh vs State Of Bihar case. That judgment upheld the Constitutional validity of IPC section 124A (sedition) but made clear that its operation be limited “only to such act...
Two months after explosive surge, second wave of Covid-19 still visible but its worst over
Politics

Two months after explosive surge, second wave of Covid-19 still visible but its worst over

April 4 was the first time India’s daily Covid case count crossed 1 lakh setting off the most explosive phase of the pandemic during which the daily count of new infections reached as high as 4.14 lakh on May 6. Two months since that milestone, the Covid curve, after claiming a devastating toll of at least 1.76 lakh lives, is finally falling into a zone where the disease, experts say, could be handled by existing health infrastructure. The number of active cases in the country is less than half that of the peak; the case count has begun to decline in almost every state; and, for the first time in more than two months, the weekly positivity rate has fallen below overall positivity. The biggest relief is that the daily count of deaths has begun to come down as well. Less than...
Now, BJP turn to watch exit door as leaders reach out to TMC
Politics

Now, BJP turn to watch exit door as leaders reach out to TMC

In the month of upheavals in West Bengal since Mamata Banerjee stormed back to power, one man’s silence has made the loudest noise. The former TMC No. 2, now a BJP vice-president, Mukul Roy has kept largely quiet since the May 2 result except to tweet his steadfast loyalty to the BJP. On Wednesday, the buzz about his plans returned as Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek dropped in at a Kolkata hospital to call on Roy’s wife Krishna, who is ailing from Covid. This, in turn, prompted a similar visit by BJP West Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh soon after, followed by a phone call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to Roy, who has been in home isolation since the middle of May after testing positive. It’s not just Roy who is keeping BJP circles guessing. In a reversal of fortunes from...
BSP shrinks even more as Mayawati expels two senior leaders
Politics

BSP shrinks even more as Mayawati expels two senior leaders

With the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh just about six months away, BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday expelled two of its most prominent leaders, Lalji Verma and Ram Achal Rajbhar, for “indulging in anti-party activities” during the recent panchayat polls. Added to the expulsions by Mayawati earlier, this leaves the BSP with just seven MLAs in the Assembly, with one of them (Mukhtar Ansari) in jail. It had won 19 seats of 403 in the 2017 Assembly elections. Verna, however, said he was very much in the BSP still, had no plans of joining any other party, and was hopeful of ironing out differences after meeting Mayawati. He also pointed out that all those expelled continued to technically be members of the BSP as Mayawati hadn’t written to the Speaker about them. While Verm...