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Indo-French team’s technique improves way of imaging through fog | India News – Times of India
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Indo-French team’s technique improves way of imaging through fog | India News – Times of India

BENGALURU: A team of Indo-French researchers has developed a new imaging technique that can potentially help reveal obstacles in the path that would otherwise be hidden by fog in rail, sea, and road transportation and would also help spotting lighthouse beacons. The method can also improve landing techniques of airplanes by providing pilots with a good view of airport runway beacons — significantly better than relying only on reflected radio waves as is presently the case. Researchers from multiple Indian institutions — including Raman Research Institute (RRI) in Bengaluru and Isro’’s Space Application Centre (SAC) in Ahmedabad — and the Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, France, have developed a new imaging technique that makes imaging of objects in foggy weather conditions more clearer. T...
Euro 2020: Record-breaking Ronaldo strikes late as Portugal sink Hungary | Football News – Times of India
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Euro 2020: Record-breaking Ronaldo strikes late as Portugal sink Hungary | Football News – Times of India

BUDAPEST: Cristiano Ronaldo netted a double to become the European Championship's all-time leading scorer as Portugal struck three times late on to beat a stubborn Hungary 3-0 in their Euro 2020 opener at a packed Puskas Arena on Tuesday. The holders, who appear to have a much stronger squad than when they won their first major title five years ago, laboured for long periods in Budapest. AS IT HAPPENED | POINTS TABLEBut Raphael Guerreiro made the vital breakthrough in the 84th minute and Ronaldo slammed in a penalty shortly afterwards before tapping home in injury time. 🔝 scorer in EURO qualifying history🔝 scorer in EURO finals history🆕 1st player to score in 5 EUROs🤯 45 goals in… https://t.co/iWloSEt8e4— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) 1623779803000The Juventus striker has now scored 11 goals in t...
Ronaldo moves past Platini as all-time leading scorer at Euros | Football News – Times of India
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Ronaldo moves past Platini as all-time leading scorer at Euros | Football News – Times of India

BUDAPEST: Cristiano Ronaldo became the all-time top scorer in the history of the European Championship with a late penalty in Portugal's opening Euro 2020 game against Hungary in Budapest on Tuesday. Ronaldo's strike, which put the title holders 2-0 up with three minutes left, was his 10th in the European Championship finals, spread across five tournaments going back to 2004. 🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo = all-time EURO top scorer 🔥⚽️1⃣1⃣ #EURO2020 https://t.co/Df3N84J5Er— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) 1623779671000Ronaldo then added another goal in stoppage time, his 11th Euros strike securing a 3-0 win in the Group F match. Ronaldo, at the age of 36, beats the previous mark of nine set by France's Michel Platini. All of Platini's goals came in France's triumphant Euro campaign on home soil in 19...
Nanded arms haul: 3 held for LeT links convicted, 2 acquitted
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Nanded arms haul: 3 held for LeT links convicted, 2 acquitted

A special court on Tuesday convicted three men and sentenced them to 10 years in jail while acquitting two others arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) with firearms in Nanded in 2012 and for alleged links with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Mohammed Muzammil, Mohammed Sadiq and Mohammed Akram were convicted under the UAPA while Ilyas Mohammed Akbar and Mohammed Irfan Gaus, who also spent nine years in jail, were cleared of all charges. The NIA had taken over the probe in 2013. The ATS, which booked the accused, had claimed that one of its officers had received information that four men carrying firearms were traveling toward Nanded on August 30, 2012. Separate teams conducted raids and arrested Muzammil, Sadiq, Ilyas and Irfan. The ATS had claimed that while a...
Israelis march in east Jerusalem in test for new government – Times of India
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Israelis march in east Jerusalem in test for new government – Times of India

JERUSALEM: Hundreds of Israeli ultranationalists paraded through east Jerusalem on Tuesday in a show of force that threatened to spark renewed violence just weeks after a war with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. Palestinians in Gaza responded by launching incendiary balloons that set at least 10 fires in southern Israel. The march posed a test for Israel's fragile new government as well as the tenuous truce that ended last month's 11-day war between Israel and Hamas. Palestinians consider the march, meant to celebrate Israel's capture of east Jerusalem in 1967, as a provocation. Hamas called on Palestinians to “resist” the parade, a version of which helped ignite last month's 11-day Gaza war. With music blaring, hundreds of Jewish nationalists gathered several hundred meters away bef...
After losing parents to Covid, Surat siblings now fend for themselves
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After losing parents to Covid, Surat siblings now fend for themselves

When the second wave of Covid-19 hit in the country, Smit Narola, 17, and his elder sister Madhavi – like many other children across the country – lost their parents to the infection. That too within a gap of two weeks. Nareshbhai Narola (44) and his wife Rekha (42) died of Covid-19 on April 29 and April 14 respectively, leaving both Smit and Madhavi orphaned. The two children residing in Surat’s Yogi Chowk, dominated by migrants from Saurashtra, are now left to fend for themselves. Madhvi is doing her Bachelors in Computer Management from S V Patel College in Surat, while Smit had cleared his Class 11 from Neel Madhav school at Yogi chowk and is now in Class 12. Originally from Khakhariya village in Palitana of Bhavnagar, Smit said, “Now I have to take care of my elder...
Google asks police to get court order for chat details on JNU clash
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Google asks police to get court order for chat details on JNU clash

The Delhi Police Crime Branch, which had written to Google seeking information about 33 members of two WhatsApp groups following the January 2020 violence at JNU, has received a reply from the company stating that such details can only be provided after police send them a Letter Rogatory under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT), The Indian Express has learnt. On January 5 last year, around 100 masked persons armed with sticks and rods had gone on a rampage inside the university for around four hours, leaving 36 students, teachers, and staff injured. An FIR was registered and the case was transferred to the Crime Branch. No arrest has been made so far. Police had written to WhatsApp and Google, asking for details of messages, photos and videos shared by the 33 student...
India’s German javelin coach Uwe Hohn slams Olympics preparation
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India’s German javelin coach Uwe Hohn slams Olympics preparation

WITH THE Tokyo Olympics just a month away, India’s javelin throw coach Uwe Hohn has said that the country’s top sports organisations — Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Athletics Federation of India (AFI) — “did not do enough” to prepare athletes for the mega event. Speaking to The Indian Express on Monday, the 58-year-old German, who is the only man to throw the javelin over 100 metres and the coach behind Indian star Neeraj Chopra’s rise, said training for the Olympics was unplanned and diet not fit for elite athletes. He also alleged that he was “blackmailed” into signing a contract he wasn’t happy with. According to Hohn, the only reason Chopra could travel to Europe last week for training and competitions leading up to the Games was because of JSW Sports, the sports ...
Delhi HC calls out misuse of UAPA, raises bar for State to slap terror tag
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Delhi HC calls out misuse of UAPA, raises bar for State to slap terror tag

By ruling that “terrorist activity” cannot be broadly defined to include ordinary penal offences, the three Delhi High Court orders granting bail Tuesday to three student-activists Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal, and Asif Iqbal Tanha, mark a crucial moment. Quoting sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967, and a string of key Supreme Court rulings on terrorism and terror laws, the court reasoned that “the more stringent a penal provision, the more strictly it must be construed”. By doing so, it raised the bar for the State to book an individual for terrorism under the UAPA. The three orders by Justices Siddharth Mridul and Anup Jairam Bhambhani are perhaps the first instance of a court calling out alleged misuse of the UAPA against individuals in cases tha...
Experts see new surge in bad loans, could rise to 13-15% this FY
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Experts see new surge in bad loans, could rise to 13-15% this FY

WITH A number of large banks and non-banking finance companies facing fresh challenges posed by the second Covid wave, bad loans are projected to see a fresh spike as the rising stress across sectors is beginning to impact the repayment capacity of borrowers. Analysts estimate that non-performing assets (NPAs) will jump from a little under 8 per cent in the previous fiscal year — helped by restructuring, write-offs and regulatory relaxations including a loan moratorium — to 13-15 per cent in 2021-22. NBFCs and micro finance institutions (MFIs) are reporting sharp surges in stressed assets. “Small entrepreneurs operating in segments such as salons and restaurants, taxi operators and merchants/ traders in non-essential categories have been hit hard, and there has been no spec...
Smart ICU: Karnataka start-up uses tech to fill in for shortage of trained specialists
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Smart ICU: Karnataka start-up uses tech to fill in for shortage of trained specialists

One of the many stories 37-year-old doctors Dhruv Joshi and Dileep Raman like to recount is how their ‘smart ICU’ technology picked up early signs of oxygen levels plummeting in the ICU of a district hospital in Karnataka. Cloudphysician, the start-up firm founded by the two doctors in 2017, uses IT to relay visuals and data from the ICU to a manned command centre, where intensivists and other specialists make swift decisions on treatment protocol. Talking of the oxygen crisis in the hospital ICU in April, during the second wave of Covid-19, Joshi says, “Oxygen pressure at the ICU had fallen to a critical level, which our command centre team picked up by monitoring the ventilators. The oxygen being delivered to the patient was much below the level that had been set.” The so...
Maha: Over 70,000 ASHAs strike work seeking wage hike, better safety for Covid surveys
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Maha: Over 70,000 ASHAs strike work seeking wage hike, better safety for Covid surveys

More than 70,000 Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) went on strike Tuesday seeking wage hike, better safety measures for Covid-19 surveys among other long-pending demands. ASHAs have not only refused to report for Covid work but also decided to stop working on 72 other health programmes under the public health department till their demands are fulfilled. Since a year, the ASHAs have been engaged in door-to-door surveys to look for symptomatic Covid cases, contact tracing and arrange for treatment of patients. MA Patil, from Maharashtra Rajya ASHA Gatpravatak Karamchari Kruti Samiti, said he spoke with state health minister Rajesh Tope Tuesday. “The minister has asked us to meet him Wednesday. Our strike will continue until all our demands are met,” Patil said. One of...
In bid to stifle dissent, state blurs line between right to protest, terrorism: Delhi HC
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In bid to stifle dissent, state blurs line between right to protest, terrorism: Delhi HC

Ending the year-long detention of three student activists booked by Delhi Police under the UAPA anti-terror law, the Delhi High Court granted them bail Tuesday, saying “it seems, that in its anxiety to suppress dissent, in the mind of the State, the line between the constitutionally guaranteed right to protest and terrorist activity seems to be getting somewhat blurred. If this mindset gains traction, it would be a sad day for democracy”. Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha were arrested in May 2020 for their alleged role in the Northeast Delhi riots conspiracy case and were later booked under the UAPA. While JNU students Narwal and Kalita are in Tihar Jail, Tanha, a Jamia Millia Islamia student, is out on a two-week interim custody bail to take his examin...
State to review if people in 18-44 age group can be vaccinated at govt centres
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State to review if people in 18-44 age group can be vaccinated at govt centres

Maharashtra is likely to soon review whether Covid-19 vaccination for the 18-44 age group can be restarted in government centres. Starting May 1, the state had begun vaccinating the 18-44 age group at government centres but subsequently discontinued the service, asking beneficiaries to get jabbed at private centres by paying for the doses. This month, Maharashtra has received 24.78 lakh doses from the Centre. As of Monday, it had a stock of 15 lakh doses. It is slated to receive another 17 lakh doses on Wednesday. With the available stock, officials said there may be enough to start immunising the 18-44 age group in government centres. Since May 1, 24.98 lakh people in the 18-44 age group have received their first dose in Maharashtra, 1.92 lakh have got the second dose. Exc...
BCCI ends Ankeet Chavan’s ban, allows him to play | Cricket News – Times of India
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BCCI ends Ankeet Chavan’s ban, allows him to play | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The BCCI has finally accepted Mumbai left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan's plea that he be allowed to play professional cricket since Board Ombudsman DK Jain has reduced his life ban to seven years. Chavan, along with his then Rajasthan Royals teammates S Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila was banned for life by the Board in 2013 for his alleged involvement in the IPL spot-fixing scandal. However, Sreesanth's ban was lifted last year by the BCCI, following which he played this season in domestic cricket. In September 2020, Chavan had moved the Bombay High Court against the BCCI's ban. On March 3, 2021, the Bombay High court referred the matter to the BCCI Ombudsman. In a formal communication (TOI has a copy) to Chavan on Tuesday, BCCI interim CEO Hemang Amin wrote: “Dear Mr Chavan, as per t...
Rajnath to speak at regional security meet on Wednesday | India News – Times of India
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Rajnath to speak at regional security meet on Wednesday | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh will virtually address a meeting of a grouping comprising 10-nation ASEAN and some of its dialogue partners on Wednesday. Singh is likely to present India's views on dealing with major security challenges facing the region at the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus). "Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh will participate in the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) tomorrow morning via video conferencing facility," his office tweeted. ADMM-Plus is a platform comprising 10-nation ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and its eight dialogue partners -- India, China, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russia and the United States. The inaugural ADMM-Plus was convened in Hanoi in 2010. The defence ministe...
Feels great to witness our women’s team competing in Tests after seven years: Jadeja | Cricket News – Times of India
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Feels great to witness our women’s team competing in Tests after seven years: Jadeja | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON (UK): India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Tuesday said that it would be a great moment when the women's team steps out on the field to play a Test after a gap of seven years. India and England women will be locking horns in the one-off Test, beginning Wednesday at Bristol. "Playing Test cricket for the country is always a special feeling. It feels great that we will be able to witness our women's team competing in Test cricket after seven years. I would like to wish the girls good luck in their game against England," tweeted Jadeja. Playing Test cricket for the country is always a special feeling. It feels great that we will be able to witness ou… https://t.co/crmVHLF1jf— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) 1623756631000Shubman Gill also expressed excitement on the prospect of ...
Many in TMC against return of turncoats; party says not all opposed
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Many in TMC against return of turncoats; party says not all opposed

A SECTION of Trinamool Congress has expressed opposition to the party taking back leaders who had left it to join the BJP in the run-up to the Assembly elections. A senior TMC leader, however, claimed on Tuesday that this resistance to bring back the turncoats was not a “universal phenomenon”. Following the return of Mukul Roy and his son to the Trinamool last Friday, several local leaders who quit the party to join the BJP earlier have expressed their desire to rejoin the ruling party. On Tuesday, Bardhaman Purba MP Sunil Mondol, who joined the BJP along with Suvendu Adhikari a few months ago, joined the list of those expressing regret. “Suvendu came to my home and requested me to join the BJP. He then promised many things on that day but he did not keep any promise,” he s...
Provide aid first to injured, initiate action later: Nagrale tells officers
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Provide aid first to injured, initiate action later: Nagrale tells officers

THE MUMBAI Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale on Monday issued a circular directing all personnel to start any inquiry after providing medical treatment to any injured people approaching a police station across the city. In the circular, Nagrale has mentioned that when an injured person approaches a police station to lodge a complaint, officers instruct them to go to a hospital on their own and ask them to get a medical certificate. “This conduct is wrong,” read the order. The commissioner further directed his personnel to note that they shall henceforth issue a memo for medical examination, make an entry in the diary, send a policeman along with the injured to the hospital, help them in getting necessary medical treatment following which they shall be brought back to the p...
Euro 2020: Mancini’s Italy spread wings, take flight
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Euro 2020: Mancini’s Italy spread wings, take flight

In his bid to reclaim Italy’s lost glory, manager Roberto Mancini broke a long-nurtured Italian footballing prejudice—its disfavour of wingers, the outcasts of Serie A. It stemmed not from an ambition to deconstruct the manuals of Italian football or instil fresh values, but derived from the necessity to harness the best out of Italy’s most talented player when he took over the reins of Italy, shortly after it failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. After painfully poring through numerous videos of Italy’s doomed qualification games and patiently watching footage of all Serie A games that season, he identified the micro-nucleus of his nucleus. It was Lorenzo Insigne, whose omission in the must-win qualifier against Sweden had swelled into a scandal that shook the nat...