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Euro 2020: Captain Bale masterminds Wales’ 2-0 defeat of Turkey | Football News – Times of India
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Euro 2020: Captain Bale masterminds Wales’ 2-0 defeat of Turkey | Football News – Times of India

BAKU: Wales captain Gareth Bale set up Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts to score for a 2-0 victory over Turkey in their Group A match at Baku's Olympic Stadium on Wednesday to take a big step towards qualifying for the European Championship knockout stages. Ramsey failed to convert two chances early in the first half but scored just before halftime when he made a run through the middle to chest down Bale's perfect ball over the defence and slip it past the goalkeeper. Euro 2020 Points TableWales could have doubled the lead at the hour mark when Bale was tripped by Zeki Celik and awarded a penalty, but the Welsh skipper skied his effort after a stuttering run up. Wales scored right at the death in injury time when a corner was played short and Connor Roberts was on hand to divert a Bale p...
Priyanka Chopra wishes her mom with a sweet post; says, she is missing their ritual celebration together – Times of India
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Priyanka Chopra wishes her mom with a sweet post; says, she is missing their ritual celebration together – Times of India

Priyanka Chopra shared a video on Instagram wishing her mother Madhu Chopra on her birthday. Priyanka added lines about her mom from her memoir 'Unfinished' that read, ""My mother was a combination of intellect and allure. As she would get ready to meet guests I would study her carefully applying her makeup, creams, and perfumes and then getting dressed for the evening. Her wardrobe was all color-chiffon saris in floral prints hot pinks bright oranges, deep reds, golden yellows. Her long, dark hair hung to her waist, and she usually wore it down in a braid or in a bun at the nape of her neck. I loved watching her put on her makeup. - kajal to line her eyes, lipstick and always a red bindi in the center of her forehead. I longed to be like her someday: elegant, eloquent, impeccably dress...
One-off Test, Day 1: India Women fight back through spinners at Bristol | Cricket News – Times of India
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One-off Test, Day 1: India Women fight back through spinners at Bristol | Cricket News – Times of India

Led by their off-spinners Sneh Rana (3-74)— playing her first international game in five years — and Deepti Sharma (2-44), India staged a superb fightback to keep England to 269 for six on the opening day of their one-off Test at the Bristol County ground on Wednesday. Fine knocks by skipper Heather Knight (95, 175b, 9x4), who was unlucky to miss her century, and opener Tammy Beaumont (66, 130b, 5x4) England were cruising at 230 for two at one stage in the final session, before India bounced back with four quick wickets in the final session as the wicket began aiding spin and became slower. Leading England for the 100th time across all formats, Knight celebrated the occasion in style. She added 71 for the second wicket with Beaumont, and then found an able ally in Natalie Sciver (42, 75...
HCA Apex Council issues show cause notice to president Azhar, suspends him | Cricket News – Times of India
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HCA Apex Council issues show cause notice to president Azhar, suspends him | Cricket News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: The Apex Council members of the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) on Tuesday finally bit the bullet and issued a show cause notice to president Mohd Azharuddin for ‘acting against the interest of the Apex Council and thereby lowering its dignity and prestige before the other state cricket associations and the BCCI’. The former India captain has been given seven days’ time to explain why further action should not be taken against him. In the five-page show cause notice, the five signatories said, “…pending inquiry... the Apex Council has suspended you until final adjudication and that includes termination of your membership in the HCA.” The notice states, “The Council in its meeting held on June 10 has decided after careful consideration of various complaints made by the mem...
Don’t dismantle SAIL’s RMD unit in Kolkata: West Bengal government to Centre
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Don’t dismantle SAIL’s RMD unit in Kolkata: West Bengal government to Centre

The West Bengal government has asked Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to intervene and stop the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) from dismantling its Raw Materials Division (RMD), headquartered in Kolkata. In a letter to the Union minister, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra also linked the decision to the BJP’s loss in the recently concluded Assembly elections in West Bengal. “I am shocked to learn from the media that the Raw Materials Division (RMD) of SAIL, headquartered in Kolkata, is being dismantled. This will result in the job loss of scores of contractual employees in the midst of this Covid pandemic, literally putting them in harm’s way. And over hundred permanent employees working in RMD, Kolkata will face total destabilization of their families...
‘We have already moved for his disqualification’: TMC rules out possibility of taking back rebel MP Sunil Mondal | India News – Times of India
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‘We have already moved for his disqualification’: TMC rules out possibility of taking back rebel MP Sunil Mondal | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday virtually ruled out the possibility of reinducting turncoat TMC MP Sunil Mondal, who had switched over to the BJP last year, and said the party has already moved for annunlment of his membership under the anti-defection law. Mondal, who joined the BJP in December last year along with Suvendu Adhikari, said on Tuesday that he was not "feeling comfortable" in his new party as promises made to him were not kept, triggering speculations about his future political move. Senior TMC leader and spokesperson Sougata Roy said such comments wouldn't yield results as the party has already moved representation to end his membership. "Such comments won't yield any results. Before assembly polls, despite being a two-time TMC MP and three years of his tenure...
Identify hotspots, ramp up vaccination: West Bengal government to districts
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Identify hotspots, ramp up vaccination: West Bengal government to districts

THE STATE government has directed the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and all districts of the state to map pockets or hotspots where Covid cases are high and take necessary measures to stop the spread of infection to those areas. On June 15, a day after the government issued an order on ease in restrictions, Chief Secretary Harikrishna Dwivedi issued another order in this regard to all district administrations. “In view of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation across the state of West Bengal, it is more than advisable for all the stakeholders to remain on high alert notwithstanding the fact that the cases of infection have came down significantly over the past few weeks,” it says. The order adds, “It is suggested that strict containment measures must be introduced...
Not seeking posts but self-respect: Sachin Pilot loyalist
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Not seeking posts but self-respect: Sachin Pilot loyalist

Former Speaker of Rajasthan Assembly and Congress MLA from Srimadhopur, Deependra Singh Shekhawat, who is among the 18 legislators loyal to former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, said on Wednesday that Pilot and his supporters are not bargaining for any posts but seeking ‘honour and self-respect’ for the grassroots Congress workers in the state. “Reports of a bargain going on for number of positions in the cabinet, boards and corporation are absolutely false. Mr Pilot and all of us have been striving to seek honour and self-respect for the grassroots Congress workers in Rajasthan,” Shekhawat said in a statement on Wednesday. He added that those who helped the Congress come into power in the state need to be given adequate recognition. “Those individuals who valiantly to...
Temple trust also bought 1.03-hectare plot directly from owners for Rs 8 crore
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Temple trust also bought 1.03-hectare plot directly from owners for Rs 8 crore

OFFICIAL records show that the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust purchased two parcels of prime land — 1.208 hectares and 1.037 hectares — in Ayodhya on the same day i.e. March 18, 2021, at two different prices of Rs 18.5 crore and Rs 8 crore, respectively, from two different buyers (1 hectare = 10,000 sq m). Both the land parcels belonged to Harish Pathak and Kusum Pathak with a sale deed registered in their names in November 2017. On March 18, the Trust purchased the larger plot, 1.208 hectares, for Rs 18.5 crore from Sultan Ansari and property dealer Ravi Mohan Tiwari, who in turn had purchased it from the Pathaks for Rs 2 crore. This deal had landed in a controversy with Samajwadi Party and Aam Aadmi Party alleging ‘corruption and fraud’. The Trust, however, den...
House panels meet, Adhir, BJP clash over raising vaccine issue
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House panels meet, Adhir, BJP clash over raising vaccine issue

The meetings of the Standing Committees of Parliament kicked off Wednesday, after a two-month gap, to heated exchanges at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) between Chairman and Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and NDA members over his proposal that the panel take up for discussion the Covid-19 vaccination programme. Chowdhury reportedly wanted the panel to discuss suo motu the vaccination programme and call representatives of the Union Ministry of Health, ICMR and other related officials for deposition, which was objected to by the NDA members. Sources said 14 members attended the meeting of the PAC, which was the first of the Standing Committees to convene on Wednesday. As Chowdhury began reading out a statement proposing a discussion on Covid vaccination, JD(U) me...
Cleared of UAPA charges, two regret the 9 yrs they ‘lost’
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Cleared of UAPA charges, two regret the 9 yrs they ‘lost’

NEARLY NINE years after they were arrested on August 31, 2012, Mohammed Ilyas (38) and Mohammed Irfan (33) were released late on Tuesday night, hours after the court acquitted them of all charges, including under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), citing lack of evidence. Both left for their homes in Nanded on Wednesday. “Bas, nau saal jo gaye, sab hawa mein (nine years have been lost),” said Irfan. Ilyas and Irfan were among five persons arrested from Nanded in August 2012 by the Maharashtra ATS, which linked them to a seizure of firearms and said they were part of a Lashkar-e-Toiba conspiracy to kill politicians, police officers and journalists. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the probe in 2013. On Tuesday, the special NIA court in Mumbai c...
Surveys to tickets, Punjab Congress leaders fall for Prashant Kishor imitators
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Surveys to tickets, Punjab Congress leaders fall for Prashant Kishor imitators

As if the infighting was not enough, the Congress is facing a new menace in Punjab: impersonators of political strategist Prashant Kishor duping partymen after promising favourable surveys and poll tickets for the state elections next year. On Tuesday, police in Ludhiana registered a case against unidentified persons for dialling party leaders and asking them to publicly criticise the Chief Minister. It now turns out that another gang of Kishor impersonators was busted last month after it fleeced “at least 30-40 Congress leaders from Ludhiana, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Sangrur”. Police sources said the gang duped Congressmen of Rs 5 crore at least. “The gang-members were caught while trying to dupe MLA Kuldeep Singh Vaid. He got suspicious when the impersonator aske...
No call on release of Rajiv case convicts, Tamil Nadu considers ‘long parole’
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No call on release of Rajiv case convicts, Tamil Nadu considers ‘long parole’

The DMK government in Tamil Nadu is considering the option of granting “long parole” to the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, The Indian Express has learnt. The new line of thinking comes almost a month after Chief Minister M K Stalin wrote to the President seeking implementation of the previous AIADMK government’s recommendation in 2018 to immediately release the convicts. The matter was referred to the President by Governor Banwarilal Purohit early this year. Sources in the state government told The Indian Express that prison authorities have endorsed such a move after considering the “reformed status” of the convicts who have spent three decades in jail. They said that a decision may be taken after certain administrative queries are answered with reg...
Mumbai: Man arrested for providing bitcoins to drug peddlers
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Mumbai: Man arrested for providing bitcoins to drug peddlers

THE NCB on Wednesday arrested a person for providing bitcoins to drug peddlers, who wanted to order narcotics using the dark web from foreign countries. The accused, identified as Makarand Adivirkar, would take payment in cash, keep his commission and place orders using his bitcoin wallet. NCB claims that he was involved in at least two cases of financing drug parcels to the country An official said that NCB Mumbai had seized 20 LSD blots from Marve Road, Malad (West), Mumbai on November 20 last year. The seized psychotropic substance was purchased from Europe using bitcoin by a drug peddler from Mumbai Based on inputs, the NCB Mumbai arrested Adivirkar, known as “crypto king” in Mumbai for providing bitcoin for the purchase of the LSD. The drug was bought from the dark...
Bribery charge: Court tells cops to file case against Kerala BJP chief
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Bribery charge: Court tells cops to file case against Kerala BJP chief

A court in Wayanad on Wednesday directed the police to register a case against Kerala BJP chief K Surendran and Janadhipathya Rashtriya Sabha (JRS) leader C K Janu on various charges including bribery. Surendran is alleged to have paid Janu Rs 10 lakh to get her to return to the NDA before the Assembly elections in April. The First Class Magistrate’s Court in Kalpetta, Wayanad, was acting on a petition filed by P K Navas, state president of the Muslim Students’ Federation, the student wing of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML). The court ordered that a case be registered under IPC Sections 171 B (gratification to any person with the object of inducing him or any other person to exercise any electoral right), I71 E (bribery) and 171 F (undue influence or personation at an...
New twist in LJP crisis: Complaint of sexual abuse against rebel Chirag cousin
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New twist in LJP crisis: Complaint of sexual abuse against rebel Chirag cousin

Four months after Prince Raj, Lok Janshakti Party MP from Samastipur, filed an FIR against two persons, including a woman, for allegedly demanding Rs 1 crore after threatening to implicate him in a false rape case, the woman has filed a sexual abuse complaint against him. An FIR has not been filed so far, and investigation is underway, police said. Prince Raj is among the five LJP MPs who have rebelled against Chirag Paswan, his cousin. On Tuesday, Chirag shared a letter written to his uncle and Hajipur MP Pashupati Kumar Paras on March 29, in which he referred to the issue. The letter, which Chirag tweeted, read (in Hindi): “Sometime back, a woman who had been associated with the party had been blackmailing Prince by making allegations of sexual exploitation against him. I...
Mumbai: Dance teacher arrested for stealing from senior citizens
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Mumbai: Dance teacher arrested for stealing from senior citizens

THE ANDHERI police have arrested a 24-year-old dance teacher for allegedly stealing from a 62-year-old woman. Police said that the woman, a Bcom graduate, is wanted in several other cases started stealing from people to fund her livelihood during the lockdown. Police said the woman would visit the house of senior citizens under the pretext of staying there as a paying guest and in their absence, she would flee with their valuables. In one such case, a senior citizen identified as Aida Rodriguez, a resident of JB Nagar in Andheri east, had lodged a complaint on May 29 that a young woman stole the valuables worth Rs 1.7 lakh from her cupboard. “The woman said that she was looking for a house that allows paying guests because it is cheaper as compared to renting a whole hou...
Ravi Shankar Prasad turns up heat on Twitter: it is defiant, chooses not to follow rules
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Ravi Shankar Prasad turns up heat on Twitter: it is defiant, chooses not to follow rules

The public spat between Twitter India and the government intensified Wednesday after Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said the microblogging platform had “deliberately chosen” not to comply with new intermediary guidelines despite being given “multiple opportunities”. His remarks came after Ministry officials suggested that Twitter India no longer enjoyed legal protection. Referring to an incident in UP — Twitter and Twitter India have been named as accused in an FIR in Ghaziabad for their alleged failure to contain and stop a video and tweets with potential to create communal disharmony — Prasad criticised Twitter for what he called its “arbitrariness in fighting fake news” and “its inconsistency in fighting misinformation”. In ...
UEFA EURO 2020, Italy vs Switzerland Highlights: Italy beat Switzerland 3-0, qualify for knockout stages  – The Times of India
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UEFA EURO 2020, Italy vs Switzerland Highlights: Italy beat Switzerland 3-0, qualify for knockout stages – The Times of India

UEFA EURO 2020, Italy vs Switzerland Highlights: Italy beat Switzerland 3-0, qualify for knockout stagesLIVE NOWManuel Locatelli bagged a brace of goals for the first time in his career as imperious Italy defeated Switzerland 3-0 to become the first side into the last-16 of the European Championship. Midfielder Locatelli, 23, opened the scoring with a simple tap-in following Domenico Berardi's excellent run down the right wing, before he rifled a shot into the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the box early in the second half. Ciro Immobile added a late third to secure back-to-back 3-0 wins for Italy in the tournament.Read LessTHE TIMES OF INDIA | Jun 17, 2021, 02:33:00 ISTFacebookTwitterLinkedinEMail Source link
Mumbai: After 3-day gap, rain, waterlogging halts maximum city
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Mumbai: After 3-day gap, rain, waterlogging halts maximum city

AFTER A three-day gap Mumbai received heavy rainfall on Wednesday with many parts of the city reporting waterlogged roads. Along with Mumbai, Thane also received rainfall on Wednesday morning. According to the data from BMC, between 8 am to 11 am, the city received a maximum of 51.25mm of rainfall, followed by 12.20 mm in the western suburb and 16.96mm in the eastern suburb. Areas like Hindmata, Parel, Sion reported waterlogging. BEST had to divert 18 bus routes after waterlogging was reported at Hindmata, Sion and Wadala. However, all routes were restored at 1 pm. “The BEST buses were diverted to other routes after the waterlogging,” said a BEST official. Traffic on the Western and the Eastern Express Highways was also affected due to heavy rainfall. According to the ...