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Saira Banu addresses Dilip Kumar’s death rumours; Says he’s ‘stable’ now – Times of India
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Saira Banu addresses Dilip Kumar’s death rumours; Says he’s ‘stable’ now – Times of India

Earlier in the day, veteran actor was admitted to non-Covid PD Hinduja Hospital Khar for routine tests and investigations, following his episodes of breathlessness. The 98-year-old legendary actor’s wife and actress Saira Banu told ANI that he has been facing breathing issues for the past few days. According to the recent news, updated by his wife, the thespian is 'stable' now. She took to Dilip Kumar’s official Twitter handle and wrote, “Don’t believe in WhatsApp forwards. Saab is stable. Thank you for your heart-felt duas and prayers. As per doctors, he should be home in 2-3 days. Insh’Allah.” Have a look : Don’t believe in WhatsApp forwards. Saab is stable. Thank you for your heart-felt duas and prayers. As per doctor… https://t.co/RyurdSxXk4— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar)...
Merkel’s party wins big in last German state poll before general election – Times of India
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Merkel’s party wins big in last German state poll before general election – Times of India

MAGDEBURG (GERMANY): Angela Merkel's CDU party scored a convincing win on Sunday in the final regional vote before the first general election in 16 years not to feature the veteran chancellor, giving a major boost to her conservative would-be successor. The CDU under new party chief Armin Laschet won around 36 percent of the vote in Saxony-Anhalt, first results showed, well ahead of the second place far-right party AfD on 22.5 percent. "This is essentially a sensationally good result," CDU general secretary Paul Ziemiak said. "The CDU has won this election clearly." Merkel's party has been a dominant force in the former East German state of Saxony-Anhalt for decades, topping all but one edition of state elections there since reunification in 1990. But there had been jitters ahead of the...
MHA team in Bengal to review cyclone damage
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MHA team in Bengal to review cyclone damage

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday sent a team of three officials to West Bengal to take stock of the impact of Cyclone Yaas in the affected districts. The team is led by a Joint Secretary from the MHA and will stay in the state for three days. “The team has already left for Kolkata. Over the next two days it will meet key officials in the state and visit affected districts where it will meet the local people,” a ministry official said. While skipping a cyclone review meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Kalaikunda, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met him for 15 minutes and handed in an assessment report in which she sought a relief package of Rs20,000 crore for people in areas severely affected by the calamity. However, after surveying the damage in West B...
FIR filed against Suvendu, brother for ‘stealing’ cyclone relief materials
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FIR filed against Suvendu, brother for ‘stealing’ cyclone relief materials

An FIR has been filed against BJP MLA and Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, his brother Soumendu Adhikari and two others at Contai police station in East Midnapore district, alleging that they stole relief materials meant for people affected by cyclone ‘Yaas’. According to the police, Ratnadeep Manna, a member of the board of administrators at Contai Municipality, alleged that the relief materials were looted by the Adhikari brothers and two others with the help of central force personnel who were deployed for Suvendu’s security “On May 29, 2021, around 12.30 pm, central force personnel arrived at a go-down of Contai municipality in a small truck and, with the help of two employees of the civic body, Himangshu Manna and Pratap Dey, they decamped with tarpaulin sheets p...
TMC vs Governor: Moitra alleges Dhankhar’s kin hired as OSDs
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TMC vs Governor: Moitra alleges Dhankhar’s kin hired as OSDs

After Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar summoned Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi to brief him on the steps taken to contain post-poll violence, TMC MP Mahua Moitra on Sunday alleged that people related to the Governor had been appointed as officer on special duty (OSD) in the Raj Bhawan. Addressing the Governor as “uncleji”, the TMC leader said he should take his “sorry self” back to Delhi and “find another job”. The TMC MP shared a list of names allegedly related to Dhankhar: OSD to Governor Abbhudoy Singh Sekhawat, OSD coordination Akhil Chowdhury, OSD administration Ruchi Dubey, OSD protocol Prasant Diksit, OSD IT Koustav S Valikar and newly appointed OSD Kishan Dhankar. “And Uncleji- while you’re at it- take the extended family you’ve settled in at WB RajBhavan with you,” she said i...
Goa govt releases film on Shivaji; to restore his forts, temples
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Goa govt releases film on Shivaji; to restore his forts, temples

The Goa government on Sunday released a short film on Chhatrapati Shivaji on the occasion of the anniversary of Maratha king’s coronation day. A Konkani and Hindi version of the film, titled Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shivrajyabhishek Divas, was released on social media by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and covers the history of Goa and Shivaji’s role in fighting the Portuguese. It also speaks of “hundreds of such true stories” that it wanted the future generations to be aware of. “It was due to the influence of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj that the culture of Goa was saved from the Portuguese,” Sawant says in the film, which was made by the state department of information and publicity. The film speaks of a royal tax imposed by the “traitorous” landlords in Pernem, Bicholim,...
Serena Williams knocked out of French Open by Elena Rybakina as quest for 24th Slam goes on | Tennis News – Times of India
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Serena Williams knocked out of French Open by Elena Rybakina as quest for 24th Slam goes on | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Serena Williams' latest quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title ended with a 6-3, 7-5 defeat by Kazakh 21st seed Elena Rybakina in the French Open last 16 on Sunday. The 39-year-old American, still one short of Margaret Court's all-time record of most Grand Slam singles titles, has not gone beyond the fourth round at Roland Garros since losing the 2016 final. Russian-born Rybakina, 21, extended her best run at a major as she advanced to her first quarter-final, where she will face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for a spot in the last four. "I am so happy with my match, it was amazing," said Rybakina, who at 22 is the highest-ranked player left in her half of the draw. "Of course I was nervous, I was not serving that well in the game before, but I am happy that I managed to c...
Monsoon advances in Maharashtra, Northeast
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Monsoon advances in Maharashtra, Northeast

THE MET department on Sunday announced the arrival of the Southwest Monsoon over more parts of southern India, Maharashtra and the Northeast. By Sunday, it had covered 30 per cent of Maharashtra and entered Pune and Raigad districts. It is most likely to reach Mumbai only by next week, the IMD said. It had arrived in southern Kerala on Thursday, two days behind schedule. The IMD also said that the monsoon has covered the entire Northeast region. “Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into more parts of central Arabian Sea, some more parts of Maharashtra, entire Karnataka, some more parts of Telengana, entire Tamil Nadu, some more parts of Andhra Pradesh, more parts of central Bay of Bengal and northeast Bay of Bengal, and hence the entire Northeastern states of India (Naga...
T20 leagues serious threat to international cricket: Faf du Plessis | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 leagues serious threat to international cricket: Faf du Plessis | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis feels the mushrooming T20 leagues around the world is a big threat to international cricket. He said the administrators of the game must strike a fine balance between leagues and international cricket. "T20 leagues are a threat for international cricket. The power of the leagues are growing year by year and obviously in the beginning there might be just 2 leagues around the world and now its becoming 4,5, 6,7 leagues in a year. The leagues are just getting stronger," he said in a virtual media interaction ahead of the PSL. "I think its important that in future you try and see how its possible both can co-exist because it it becomes a choice moving forward into the future then it can be a real threat for the international game." Du Pl...
BTS leader RM drops a surprise single ‘Bicycle’ as part of annual BTS Festa celebration – Times of India
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BTS leader RM drops a surprise single ‘Bicycle’ as part of annual BTS Festa celebration – Times of India

As the boy band and their ARMY gear up for their 8th anniversary celebrations, the leader of BTS, RM flagged off the 2021 BTS Festa by dropping a surprise single solo song titled 'Bicycle'. Earlier, fans were hopeful and speculated an upcoming song, as the two-week event had scheduled something mysteriously called “Bicycle” for June 7th. 2021 #BTS FESTA Timeline#2021BTSFESTA #우리의축제시작 #FESTAisComing #BTS8thAnniversary https://t.co/vOxZu2MKhn— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) 1622214001000 The solo single was followed by the release of a pair of new remixes (“Sweeter” and “Cooler”) dedicated to BTS’ latest summer single “Butter. This song, which was released on May 21, is their second English-language single following 'Dynamite', which earned the band their first Grammy Award nomina...
J&K councillor’s killing: Police probe his visit to friend shot at by militants
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J&K councillor’s killing: Police probe his visit to friend shot at by militants

OFFICERS PROBING the killing of J&K councillor Rakesh Pandita by suspected militants in his hometown of Tral last week are also investigating the circumstances of his “movement” in the neighbourhood where he had gone to visit a friend. Pandita, a BJP leader, was shot dead at the friend’s home around 6.30 pm last Wednesday. When contacted by The Indian Express, IGP (Kashmir zone) Vijay Kumar said: “Investigations are in progress and I cannot share details.’’ At the time of the attack, a senior police officer said, a woman in her mid-20s and her mother were present at the residence while her father had gone to the mosque and her brother was at their uncle’s house nearby. The woman sustained a bullet injury in the attack, the officer said. The officer said Pandita had ...
Noida society gets free vaccines from PHC 120 km away, probe on
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Noida society gets free vaccines from PHC 120 km away, probe on

HIGHLIGHTING HOW the well-heeled can jump the vaccine queue, an upscale housing society in UP’s Gautam Buddh Nagar district received free Covid vaccines, in camps held on its premises, brought all the way from an Urban Primary Health Centre (UPHC) in Aligarh’s Naurangabad nearly 120 km away. Records accessed by The Indian Express show that almost 200 members of Jaypee Greens in Greater Noida were vaccinated in two camps conducted in the society late last month and the beneficiaries included those between the ages of 18-44, and those above 45. At least 10 residents, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the camps were held in the society on May 21 and May 27. Records show that beneficiaries were issued certificates from the UPHC in Naurangabad. When contacted by T...
BIMSTEC emerged as a promising regional grouping: PM Modi | India News – Times of India
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BIMSTEC emerged as a promising regional grouping: PM Modi | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BIMSTEC has emerged as a promising regional grouping and it made progress on several fronts including finalisation of a master plan for connectivity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said. Besides India, BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) comprises Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan. In a message on the occasion of 24th BIMSTEC Day, Modi said he was confident that the grouping will continue to grow and "scale new heights" of cooperation in the common pursuit of building a secure, peaceful and prosperous Bay of Bengal region. The prime minister also stressed the need to continue to work together in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. "As a manifestation of our collective will, BIMSTEC has...
West Bengal: 50 crude bombs recovered 20 metres from BJP office
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West Bengal: 50 crude bombs recovered 20 metres from BJP office

The Kolkata Police on Saturday night recovered more than 50 crude bombs from the Hastings crossing area, barely 20 metres away from the BJP’s party office. According to the police, the bombs were kept in four sacks which are used to pack fruits. Sources said the police received information about the bombs from military intelligence. Officers from Hastings police station, along with a team from the bomb squad and officers from the anti-rowdy section of Kolkata Police, reached the spot and diffused the explosives. “An investigation is underway to find out how the bombs landed there. The CCTV footage is also being examined,” an officer said. Source link
West Bengal government seeks opinions of students, parents on holding board exams
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West Bengal government seeks opinions of students, parents on holding board exams

The Mamata Banerjee government on Sunday said it had asked parents, students and the general public for their views on holding the state board examinations. The chief minister said people would have to submit their views by 2 pm on Monday. “Our children’s future is my greatest priority. To this regard, we have formed an expert committee to decide over holding the Class 10th & 12th board exams in 2021. We are also inviting views & opinion from parents, general public, sector experts, civil society & students. I request each one of you to send us your feedback on the issue by e-mailing us on following addresses by June 7th, 2021, 2 PM…Your suggestions will be valuable to us,” Banerjee wrote in a series of tweets. Our children's future is my greatest priority. To ...
West Bengal: Covid discharge rate climbs above 96%, active caseload 35,454
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West Bengal: Covid discharge rate climbs above 96%, active caseload 35,454

The Covid-19 situation in West Bengal continued to improve on Sunday as it recorded 7,002 new cases and 107 deaths, which pushed up the toll to 16,259. With the number of recoveries — 15,882 — outstripping the new cases, the active caseload dropped to 35,454, said the health bulletin. The discharge rate in the state has climbed from 92.55 per cent at the start of the week to 96.37 per cent. North 24 Parganas and Kolkata continued to be the worst-hit districts. While the capital reported 23 deaths, the district to its north topped the fatality count at 34, followed by 23 in Kolkata. Among the new cases, North 24 Parganas topped the list with 1,434 infections, followed by 645 in Kolkata. Hooghly registered 430 new patients, Howrah recorded 365 cases and South 24 Parganas 390....
Bold makeup looks of Dua Lipa
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Bold makeup looks of Dua Lipa

Singer Dua Lipa isn't afraid to experiment with bold makeup looks that involve bright eyeshadows, liners and lip colours. And she always manages to impress us all with her choices. Source link
With new faces in key roles, TMC bets big on youth with an eye beyond Bengal
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With new faces in key roles, TMC bets big on youth with an eye beyond Bengal

Bringing in actor Sayani Ghosh as Youth wing president, Ritobrata Bandopadhyay as state president of its trade union wing, Kunal Ghosh and Sayantika Banerjee as state general secretaries, along with old hands and trusted field marshals, the ruling Trinamool Congress has introduced an element of freshness to its state leadership, even as newly anointed national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee looks to expand the party nationally. Most of the young as well as experienced leaders in whom Trinamool supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has vested key party wings are educated, have good oratorial skills and last but not the least, speak fluent Bengali, English and Hindi. The last attribute, feel experts and Trinamool veterans, is found lacking among the frontline leader...
WhatsApp vs Govt: in two cases in HC, each side contradicts itself
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WhatsApp vs Govt: in two cases in HC, each side contradicts itself

Two cases in Delhi High Court, both Centre vs WhatsApp, have user privacy at their heart. However, in each of these cases, both sides have made arguments that are diametrically opposite to what they have argued in the other case, throwing up inherent contradictions in the positions they have taken. In the first case, WhatsApp is defending its privacy policy update of 2021, which asks users to sign up to its data-sharing policy with Facebook group companies, while the Centre is opposing the policy update on grounds including “violation of informational privacy”. The Centre has argued that WhatsApp is indulging in anti-user practices by obtaining “trick-consent”, and alleged that its entire existing user base is being made to accept the terms and conditions before the pending...
Meghan and Harry welcome second child, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana – Times of India
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Meghan and Harry welcome second child, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana – Times of India

SANTA BARBARA: The second baby for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is officially here: Meghan gave birth to a healthy girl on Friday. A spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan said Sunday the couple welcomed their child Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Their daughter weighed in at 7 lbs, 11 oz. Her first name, Lilibet, is a nod to Her Majesty The Queen's nickname. Her middle name is in honor of her grandmother and Harry's mother. The baby is the eighth in line to the British throne. No photos of the newborn or the Sussexes accompanied the announcement. The birth comes after the Harry and Meghan's explosive TV interview with Oprah Winfrey in March. The couple described painful discussions about the color of their first child's skin, losing royal protection and the intense pressu...