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Day: June 17, 2021

One-off Test, Day 2: Dramatic collapse spoils Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana’s tremendous effort | Cricket News – Times of India
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One-off Test, Day 2: Dramatic collapse spoils Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana’s tremendous effort | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISTOL: Shafali Verma's audacity and Smriti Mandhana's flair mixed well in a record-breaking partnership but their phenomenal effort was ruined by a dramatic batting collapse on the second day of India Women's one-off Test against England Women, here on Thursday. England ended up posting the highest-ever total against India after they declared their first innings at 396 for nine but the visiting team openers gave the hosts a befitting reply with a 167-run stand. Verma punished the English bowlers with her range of strokes in a breathtaking 94-run innings while left-handed Mandhana was all grace in her 78-run knock. However, from a strong 167 for none, India lost five wickets for the addition of just 16 runs before ending the day at 187 for five. HighlightsIndia are still trailing Engla...
Brief, global internet outages blamed on software bug – Times of India
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Brief, global internet outages blamed on software bug – Times of India

BOSTON: A software bug at a major network provider briefly knocked dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies across the globe offline during peak business hours in Asia. Akamai, which runs one of the internet's main content-delivery systems, said the outage Thursday was not caused by a cyberattack, but rather a software bug on a service that protects customers against denial-of-service attacks. Many of the 500 affected Akamai customers had their traffic rerouted in minutes but it took more than four hours to fully restore the system, the Massachusetts company said. Akamai operates mirrors of customer websites in 135 countries known as edge servers designed to speed access to them. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the four largest U.S. airlines were among those impac...
Euro 2020: De Bruyne scores winner as Belgium beat Denmark 2-1 to qualify for last 16 | Football News – Times of India
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Euro 2020: De Bruyne scores winner as Belgium beat Denmark 2-1 to qualify for last 16 | Football News – Times of India

COPENHAGEN: Kevin de Bruyne came off the bench to inspire Belgium in a 2-1 comeback win over Denmark on Thursday to clinch their place in the Euro 2020 knockouts on an emotional afternoon as both sides paid tribute to Christian Eriksen. Denmark got off to a dream start when Yussuf Poulsen put them ahead after 99 seconds as the team rode a wave of sentiment over playmaker Eriksen's cardiac arrest in their first game. AS IT HAPPENED | POINTS TABLEDenmark dominated the rest of the first half but Belgium turned to a bench bursting with talent and De Bruyne, who came on right after the interval, set up a sublime equaliser by laying on a pass for Thorgan Hazard to level in the 54th minute. 🇧🇪 Bravo, Belgium! The second team to qualify for the Round of 16 🥳#EURO2020 | #BEL https://t.co/EFXNkvB...
Jharkhand govt waives Rs 980 crore loan of 2.46 lakh farmers | India News – Times of India
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Jharkhand govt waives Rs 980 crore loan of 2.46 lakh farmers | India News – Times of India

RANCHI: The Jharkhand government on Thursday said it has waived off loans worth Rs 980 crore of 2.46 lakh farmers in the state so far and is committed to their welfare. Chief minister Hemant Soren on completion of one-year of his government on December 29 last year had officially announced the farm loan waiver scheme. In the first phase, the government has decided to waive farm loans up to Rs 50,000. "The state government is committed to loan waiver of the farmers. Jharkhand Agriculture Loan Waiver Scheme is one of the important schemes of our government. "This scheme has brought happiness on the face of those farmers who were under debt," said state agriculture minister Badal Patralekh. Patralekh, in a statement issued by the state government has been quoted as saying that the governme...
Kolkata waterlogged as capital receives 144 mm rainfall in 24 hrs
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Kolkata waterlogged as capital receives 144 mm rainfall in 24 hrs

The heavy downpour in the last 24 hours threw life out of gear in Kolkata and neighbouring areas. The city received 144 mm of rain in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning. With the Covid-19 curbs eased and offices partially opening up, people had a difficult time wading through knee-deep water to reach their destinations. Traffic came to a halt in some areas as vehicles moved slowly through the flooded thoroughfares. The southern parts of the city received more rainfall than the north, leaving streets and alleys waterlogged in Park Street, Camac Street, MG Road, College Street, Minto Park, Theatre Road, Behala, Park Circus, Southern Avenue, Ballygunge Circular Road, Loudon Street, and places in Kasba, Behala and Tollygunge. Waterlogging was also reported from Amherst S...
Landslides in Darjeeling; heavy rainfall batters West Bengal
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Landslides in Darjeeling; heavy rainfall batters West Bengal

Incessant rainfall since Wednesday in Kolkata and most parts of West Bengal led to waterlogging in several low-lying areas in the state Capital and several districts across the state, with the Met department predicting more rain over the next three days in all the districts under the influence of a vigorous southwest monsoon and a cyclonic circulation. “Due to presence of cyclonic circulation over the Gangetic West Bengal and the neighbouring region, and strong moisture incursion from the Bay of Bengal, widespread rainfall activity is likely to continue over the districts of West Bengal till Saturday,” the Met Department said. The Met department has issued an orange warning for Murshidabad, Birbhum, Paschim Bardhaman, Bankura and Purulia districts where heavy to very heavy ...
Kareena Kapoor or Sanjana Sanghi: Who wore the striped night suit better? – Times of India
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Kareena Kapoor or Sanjana Sanghi: Who wore the striped night suit better? – Times of India

With elongated quarantine days pyjamas are having a moment now. From using them for Zoom exercise sessions to wearing them underneath a shirt for an online meeting, pyjamas have become the unofficial garment of the year. And hey, not to forget you also have to sleep in them after lounging in them all through the day. Well, it's just not you and me who are spending our days in pyjamas, a lot film divas are also having the time of their lives at home. And they love wearing night suits as much as we do. We recently spotted two stunning ladies of Bollywood wearing identical night suits, and we thought we needed to discuss the look! Late Sushant Singh Rajput's last onscreen heroine, Sanjana Sanghi posed in an adorable night suit recently and before we could admire it enough, we spotted Begum...
‘Toxic’ childhood  to cycle factory to Indian hockey team for Tokyo Olympics
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‘Toxic’ childhood to cycle factory to Indian hockey team for Tokyo Olympics

AROUND 13 years ago, Savitri Devi enrolled the youngest of her three daughters at a hockey academy in Haryana’s Sonepat so that she could escape the “toxic” atmosphere at home. “My husband would get drunk, and become abusive and violent. Whenever he came home, my daughter used to shut her eyes, close both her ears with her fingers and hide behind me. That was no way to live. The hockey ground felt safer,” says Devi, who worked as a domestic help and at a cycle factory to feed her family. Today, that daughter is set to make her maiden appearance for India on the world’s biggest sporting stage — the Olympic Games. Neha Goyal, 24, is part of the 16-member Indian women’s hockey team that was announced Thursday for the Tokyo Games next month. From working alongside her mother an...
Serum could begin Covovax trial on children in India next month
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Serum could begin Covovax trial on children in India next month

Serum Institute of India (SII) is likely to begin clinical trials of Novavax’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate on children in July, sources at the Pune-based vaccine manufacturer said. The recombinant nanoparticle protein-based vaccine — NVX-CoV2373 — developed by the American biotechnology firm has been branded Covovax in India. SII, which is partnering with Novavax, expects to launch Covovax in India by September. Earlier this week, Novavax announced excellent results from its PREVENT-19 phase 3 trials at 119 sites in the United States and Mexico, reporting an overall efficacy of 90.4 per cent — on a par with Pfizer-BioNTech’s and Moderna’s mRNA shots, and better than both Oxford-AstraZeneca (Covishield) and Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine. A day after Novavax announ...
Gujarat board fixes 50:25:25 with 50 for Class 10 marks
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Gujarat board fixes 50:25:25 with 50 for Class 10 marks

Hours after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) submitted its scoring plan for Class 12 to the Supreme Court, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) announced its evaluation criteria for Class 12, results of which will be declared by the third week of July. As per the evaluation policy framed by the committee of 11 educationists formed for framing the criteria, the GSHSEB will take into account the results of Class 10, 11 and 12 in the ratio of 50:25:25 respectively. A day after the CBSE cancelled its Class 12 exams, the Gujarat cabinet of ministers under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, too, decided to scrap Class 12 state board exams on June 2. The GSHSEB, on the recommendations by the committee of educationists, de...
Hugs, cheers outside Tihar: ‘Still feel someone will come, arrest us… happy to see roads, people’
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Hugs, cheers outside Tihar: ‘Still feel someone will come, arrest us… happy to see roads, people’

Two days after the Delhi High Court granted bail to student activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha – arrested in May 2020 for their alleged role in the Northeast Delhi riots conspiracy case and later booked under the UAPA anti-terror law — they were released on Thursday evening. While Narwal had got interim bail in May this year to attend her father’s funeral, and Tanha was out on two-week interim bail to write his exams, Kalita had not stepped out of jail in over a year. “There was this anxious wait… Abhi bhi lagta hai koi aayega (I still feel like someone will come) and will arrest us. I am happy to step out, see the roads and people. I want to thank the Delhi High Court. The points raised by them — right to dissent and protest — are very importan...
Bengal death: Cops call it mishap, BJP says our man, do ‘fair probe’
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Bengal death: Cops call it mishap, BJP says our man, do ‘fair probe’

A 28-year-old man died in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district on Thursday in what the police suspect is a case of road accident, even as the district BJP chief asked how the police can call it an accident without a proper investigation and demanded a fair probe. The victim, Debashis Bhattacharya, was on way from Netajinagar in Matangini block to his home in Tamluk, via Kolaghat, on his motorcycle. He was found injured on the national highway; his bike was damaged, the police said Thursday. Incidentally, Bhattacharya had been booked six years ago for allegedly slapping Abhishek Banerjee, now TMC general secretary, on the platform of a public meeting in Chandipur, Purba Medinipur. Superintendent of Police, Purba Medinipur, Amarnath K told The Indian Express, “Prima Facie, ...
Weight loss story: “I lost 19 kilos in 90 days by running, doing planks and push-ups daily”  | The Times of India
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Weight loss story: “I lost 19 kilos in 90 days by running, doing planks and push-ups daily” | The Times of India

My breakfast: Three Eggs cooked in 10gm Butter, Three Toasties, 200ml Milk and 10gm CoffeeMy lunch: Curry with 200gm Boneless Chicken or 70gm Soya made in 10gm of Ghee with 15gms of Green Chillies, 50gms of Onions and Tomato, 100gm Spinach or any greens paired with 70gms White RiceMy dinner: Curry with 200gm Boneless Chicken or 65gm Soya made in 10gm of Ghee with 15gms of Green Chillies, 50gms of Onions and Tomato and 100gm Spinach or any greens paired with 70gms White Rice.Pre-workout meal: Diet Coke (One Can of 300ml)Post-workout meal: Stir-Fried Paneer (100gms) with herbs and 15 gms broccoli I indulge in (What you eat on your cheat days): I didn’t cheat much. But whenever I felt like it, I had Protein bars (30gm content of protein minimum) or else Ragi Brownie made with quantified in...
Cleantech, energy efficiency push in India’s climate action plan | India News – Times of India
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Cleantech, energy efficiency push in India’s climate action plan | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: An inter-ministerial panel will lay the roadmap to institutionalise deployment of low-carbon technologies and push energy efficiency in emission-intensive industries as part of the plan to reduce CO2 emission, power minister R K Singh said on Thursday. At a meeting to review the progress of various energy efficiency programmes and climate change actions, Singh asked pertinent departments and agencies to focus on sectors with high emissions such as transport, MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises) and power plants. Singh advised ministries to implement demand-side initiatives to minimise wastage of energy across all sector of the economy. Simultaneously, he said low-carbon technologies needed to be deployed on a “massive” scale, especially in MSMEs, where it is highly need...
Explained: CBSE policy for Class XII evaluation – Times of India
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Explained: CBSE policy for Class XII evaluation – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday notified its policy for evaluation of Class XII students after the Supreme Court gave in-principle approval to the board's formula. The evaluation policy, that was decided by a 13-member panel, will be based on a combination of marks scored in classes X, XI and pre-board exams. The CBSE has asked schools to finalise results and upload it on the portal by July 15 while the final result will be declared by July 31. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result Here's a look at the details of the evaluation policy: Theory paper evaluation formula 30 per cent weightage to Class X marks 30 percentage weightage to Class XI marks 40 per cent weightage to Class XII marks obtained in unit test/...
Hohn can’t hold the country to a ransom, says AFI president Sumariwalla | More sports News – Times of India
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Hohn can’t hold the country to a ransom, says AFI president Sumariwalla | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After India’s javelin coach Uwe Hohn slammed the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Athletics Federation of India (AFI) over the preparations or rather “lack of preparation” of the track and field stars for the upcoming Olympic Games, the AFI has come out all guns blazing against the 58-year-old German coach. Hohn has reportedly alleged that he was being “blackmailed” by SAI and AFI into signing a contract that he wasn’t happy with. He was also critical of the AFI on “top athletes not getting international exposure and training abroad” in the lead-up to the Olympics. AFI president Adille Sumariwalla spoke to TOI on Thursday and said: “His (Hohn) allegations are a total waste of time. This is complete nonsense and we need to focus on the Olympics. “Whatever he said about blac...
In China’s new Xinjiang: patriotic tourism, riot police and minders – Times of India
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In China’s new Xinjiang: patriotic tourism, riot police and minders – Times of India

KASHGAR (China): As visitors to China's Xinjiang enjoyed new theme park-style tourist centres showcasing the region's Muslim Uyghur culture on a recent national holiday, signs of heavy security and state surveillance were never far away. Tourists smiled and posed in traditional dress on camels for photographs amid billboards extolling the ruling Communist Party. China is trying to move on from a security crackdown in Xinjiang in which more than a million ethnic Uyghurs were detained in re-education centres since 2016, according to UN experts and researchers – part of what Beijing has described as an effort to eradicate extremism. It wants to build a patriotic, multi-ethnic region that is secular, mandarin-speaking and attractive to domestic tourists who spend trillions of yuan a year on...
Superstar Neymar to miss Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Superstar Neymar to miss Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

RIO DE JANEIRO: Paris Saint Germain striker Neymar, the world's most expensive footballer, will not play for Brazil at the Tokyo Olympics, but veteran Daniel Alves did make the squad announced Thursday. Neymar's PSG teammate Marquinhos, who also landed a gold medal in Rio five years ago, is another name not on coach Andre Jardine's list. Former Barcelona star Alves, now with Sao Paulo, missed the ongoing Copa America owing to a knee injury. Jardine is hoping his experienced defender will be fit in time to take on 2016 beaten finalists Germany on July 22. Two French-based players who will compete in Japan are Bruno Guimaraes of Lyon and Marseille new signing Gerson. Source link
We were more determined after change in WTC point system: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India
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We were more determined after change in WTC point system: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said his team became more hungry and determined after the points system of the inaugural World Test Championship was changed midway due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The game's governing body ICC had changed the qualification criteria for the World Test Championship from maximum points earned to percentage points earned from the matches contested after many scheduled series were cancelled due to the global health crisis. "... that gave us more determination and more clarity as to where we want to go and what we want to achieve, so looking back now, probably was a good thing that happened," Kohli said during the virtual press conference on eve of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand. "There was no room for complacency, if we...
Bengal hikes farmers’ support income to Rs 10,000/yr, Mamata says kept poll promise
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Bengal hikes farmers’ support income to Rs 10,000/yr, Mamata says kept poll promise

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday relaunched her government’s Krishak Bandhu scheme, doubling the assistance to farmers to Rs 10,000 a year. Farm labourers and sharecroppers who own at least one kottah (0.0165 acre) of land, will now get Rs 4,000 a year, instead of Rs 2,000 they used to get earlier. Addressing a press meet at the state secretariat in Howrah, the chief minister said that as promised by her party — the Trinamool Congress — during the Assembly elections this year, she has decided to double the support income for farmers, labourers and sharecroppers. “I am happy to announce that the Government of West Bengal is relaunching the Krishak Bandhu Scheme by doubling the annual financial support for all farmers and share-croppers. Additionally, th...