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Euro 2020: Schick on target as Czechs edge closer with Croatia draw | Football News – Times of India
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Euro 2020: Schick on target as Czechs edge closer with Croatia draw | Football News – Times of India

GLASGOW: The Czech Republic closed in on the Euro 2020 knockouts on Friday as Patrik Schick's first-half penalty helped them secure a 1-1 draw with Croatia, whose own qualification hopes will go down to the wire. Schick, who took his tally for the tournament to three, picked himself off the turf and wiped blood from his nose before burying a 37th minute spot kick, awarded after Dejan Lovren's flailing elbow clattered into the striker's face. Euro 2020 Points TableThat was not enough to secure victory, however, as Ivan Perisic's superb leveller shortly after the break gave Croatia renewed hope of making it through. The result left the Czechs with four points from their two games and a giant step closer to booking their spot in the last 16. They face England in their final game at Wembley...
Disburse pension to family of govt employee on production of death certificate, government tells banks | India News – Times of India
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Disburse pension to family of govt employee on production of death certificate, government tells banks | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a reform aimed at facilitating “ease of living” for elder citizens during the times of Covid-19, all banks have been instructed to disburse family pension expeditiously upon the production of death certificate of a Central government pensioner, and not delay it citing other procedural formalities. Instructions have been issued to all pension-disbursing banks through a circular issued by the department of pension and pensioners’ welfare (DOPPW), stating that in case of death of a pensioner, the spouse or the family member of the deceased pensioners should not be subjected to any inconvenience by seeking unnecessary details and documents, and instead the pension should be disbursed at the earliest. Union minister of state for personnel Jitendra Singh revealed that some insta...
PCS results: Moga girl is the topper
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PCS results: Moga girl is the topper

Upinderjit Kaur Brar, a 24-year old woman from Smalsar of Moga, topped Punjab Civil Services (PCS) securing 898.15 marks. PCS 2020 results were declared Friday. Abhishek Sharma from Khanna secured second rank and Sachin Pathak for Ludhiana was placed third. Brar is the only daughter of her parents and her parents work as government school teachers. A science student with graduation and postgraduation in zoology, Brar said that she wants to serve the society in the best possible way. She said that the first rank came as a pleasant surprise for her. Source link
Buying wedding lehenga online: The best option available? – Times of India
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Buying wedding lehenga online: The best option available? – Times of India

It is highly unlikely that buying online would replace ‘trying then buying’ from a store but you just never know! Technology is having a moment right now and almost everything is being sold online. From groceries, snacks, mobile phones, office logistics; so many products are available online that sometimes one doesn’t feel the need to go out shopping. While it is amazing to be able to buy a number of things from the comfort of home, the same cannot be said for a bride’s wedding lehenga. Don't girls just love trying clothes still? We caught up with Rahul Gupta from Apsara Sarees, a Delhi based Designer store and asked him to his views about shopping for wedding lehengas online. For a bride, wedding is her special day which she is going to remember for the rest of her life. On her day of...
Milkha Singh’s condition turns critical: Hospital sources | More sports News – Times of India
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Milkha Singh’s condition turns critical: Hospital sources | More sports News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh's condition turned critical on Friday evening as he developed complications, including fever and dropping of oxygen saturation level, after a bout with COVID-19, in the Intensive Care Unit of the PGIMER hospital here. The 91-year-old, who contracted COVID-19 last month, tested negative for the virus on Wednesday and shifted to general ICU in another block of the hospital. "His condition has turned critical," PGIMER sources said. He was being closely monitored by a team of doctors. Earlier, Milkha, popularly known as 'Flying Sikh', had suddenly developed fever Thursday night and his oxygen saturation levels dipped. Milkha had been "stable" before this. "It's been a slightly rough day for Milkha Ji. But he is battling away," read a statem...
Board exams: West Bengal govt announces evaluation format
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Board exams: West Bengal govt announces evaluation format

THE WEST Bengal school education bodies on Friday announced the format for evaluation of Class 10 and Class 12 results. For class 10 (Madhyamik), 50 per cent of class 9 marks will be added with 50 per cent of Class 10 internal assessment marks. For class 12 ( Higher Secondary) 40 per cent of best of four subjects in class 10 will be added with 60 per cent of class 11 annual results and class 12 and practicals/projects. Due to a surge in Covid cases, this year Madhyamik as well as the state higher secondary exams have been scrapped. If a student is not satisfied with the assessment of secondary and higher secondary, they will have an opportunity to sit for the examinations. According to the council, in the case of secondary in 2021, the assessment will be based on 50-50 form...
S.Coups and Seungkwan on SEVENTEEN’s goal for ‘Your Choice’ mini album: We want to top the Billboard charts – Times of India
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S.Coups and Seungkwan on SEVENTEEN’s goal for ‘Your Choice’ mini album: We want to top the Billboard charts – Times of India

Korean Pop band SEVENTEEN are back with their mini-album 'Your Choice' and it is all about the power of love. On Friday, the 13-member band dropped the official music video of their title track 'Ready To Love'. The band debuted their music video at a global press conference this afternoon. Suited to perfection the band comprising of S.coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon, Woozi, Jeonghan, Joshua, DK, Seungkwan, Hoshi, Jun, The8 and Dino got candid about their album, love for their fans - Carat, their wish to top the Billboard music charts and more. Excerpts: Revealing the meaning behind their title song 'Ready To Love', DK, who is part of the vocal unit, said, "The song is about feeling love for a friend or a person who I thought was a friend and being courageously willing to confess it." ...
Yediyurappa flashes victory sign as Karnataka BJP in charge Arun Singh winds up 3-day visit | India News – Times of India
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Yediyurappa flashes victory sign as Karnataka BJP in charge Arun Singh winds up 3-day visit | India News – Times of India

BENGALURU: BJP national general secretary in charge of Karnataka Arun Singh on Friday warned of action against violation of party discipline as rumblings within played out in the open during his three day visit to the state, amid speculation about replacing chief minister B S Yediyurappa. Though Singh, who had earlier ruled out leadership change, did not make any direct comments on the issue, he is said to have made it clear at the Karnataka BJP core committee meeting that Yediyurappa will continue as the chief minister. In a gesture signifying that things are in his favour, Yediyurappa, who did not make any comments on what transpired at the meeting on the leadership issue, flashed the victory sign as he departed from the state BJP office. "The leadership issue was not discussed... Yed...
One-off Test, Day 3: Peerless Shafali Verma leads India fightback with another fifty after England enforce follow-on | Cricket News – Times of India
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One-off Test, Day 3: Peerless Shafali Verma leads India fightback with another fifty after England enforce follow-on | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISTOL: Shafali Verma continued to amaze the cricketing world with her audacious strokeplay as she became only the fourth player in the history of women's Tests to smash two half centuries on debut, taking India to 83 for 1 at stumps on the third day of one-off Test against England. The teenage prodigy was batting on 55 not out off 68 balls in the Indian second innings when the day's play ended after the third session was washed out by rains. Another debutant Deepti Sharma, who was promoted to number 3 after her resolute 29 not out in the first innings, was giving Verma company on unbeaten 18 after India were forced to follow-on in the one-off Test. Before Verma, Lesley Cooke (England), Jessica Louise Jonassen (Australia) and Vanessa Bowen (Sri Lanka) were the other players who have sc...
UP cops summon head of Twitter in India over video of ‘attack’ in Loni
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UP cops summon head of Twitter in India over video of ‘attack’ in Loni

DAYS AFTER filing an FIR against Twitter Inc, Twitter Communications India, some Congress leaders and journalists for tweets regarding a purported video clip of a 72-year-old man, Abdul Samad Saifi, being assaulted, the Ghaziabad police department has told Twitter India Managing Director Manish Maheshwari to “report to the Loni Border Police Station within seven days”. “Some people used Twitter as a platform to spread animosity and hatred among people. Twitter did not take cognizance of such messages that sought to spread enmity and affect harmony among communities in the country/ states. Such messages were also allowed to go viral. The case is being investigated and your participation is mandatory. Report to the Loni Border police within seven days after receiving this let...
Centre plans Bill to order censors to re-examine a cleared film
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Centre plans Bill to order censors to re-examine a cleared film

THE CENTRE on Friday sought public comments on its draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which proposes to bring back its “revisionary powers” over the Central Board of Film Certification. This would empower the Centre to order “re-examination” of an already certified film, following receipt of complaints. In November 2000, the Supreme Court had upheld a Karnataka High Court order which struck down the Centre’s “revisional powers in respect of films that are already certified by the Board”. The draft Bill also includes provisions to penalise film piracy with jail term and fine, and introduce age-based certification. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said it wanted to add a provision “for granting revisionary powers to the government on account of violat...
Since split, first key political move: Centre calls all-party meet on J&K delimitation
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Since split, first key political move: Centre calls all-party meet on J&K delimitation

In what could be a renewed — and more substantive — push to the political process in Jammu and Kashmir after the District Development Council (DDC) elections, the Central government has reached out to mainstream parties in the Valley for a meeting next week to discuss the delimitation exercise or the process of redrawing constituencies in the Union Territory. This could mark the first step towards conducting Assembly elections. People’s Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti Friday confirmed to The Indian Express that she had received a call to join a meeting with the “top leadership” in New Delhi on June 24. But it was not confirmed if all members of the mainstream coalition — the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) — would join the meeting, she said. ...
Christian Eriksen discharged after successful operation for heart-starter implant | Football News – Times of India
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Christian Eriksen discharged after successful operation for heart-starter implant | Football News – Times of India

COPENHAGEN: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital following a successful operation, days after he collapsed on the pitch during Denmark's Euro 2020 opener, the Danish Football Association (DBU) said on Friday. Eriksen had a heart-starter device implanted after his collapse due to a cardiac arrest during Denmark's first Group B game against Finland in Copenhagen on Saturday. The 29-year-old's life was saved when CPR was administered to him on the pitch and his heart was re-started with a defibrillator before he was taken to hospital. Christian Eriksen has been discharged from the hospital. More here ⬇️#ForDanmark https://t.co/jzF338XiC1— DBU - En Del Af Noget Større (@DBUfodbold) 1624032427000"Thank you for the massive number of greetings, it has been inc...
Vaccinated healthcare workers’ data show a fall in hospitalisation
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Vaccinated healthcare workers’ data show a fall in hospitalisation

Preliminary data from the Covid vaccination drive among healthcare workers facing the severe second wave show a reduced need for hospitalisation, oxygen therapy, and ICU admission, according to Dr V K Paul who heads the country’s task force on the pandemic. Referring to data from Christian Medical College, Vellore — 8,991 vaccinated healthcare workers, including those who received only one dose — Paul underlined that the role of vaccines in preventing ICU admission was as high as 94 per cent, which shows that vaccines offer protection against severe infection among high-risk groups. “There are studies emerging from India that show protection after vaccination. There are two such studies on healthcare workers, who are the high-risk groups. Studies show that after vaccination...
Not my call; no consensus among parties on virtual House panel meetings, says Speaker
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Not my call; no consensus among parties on virtual House panel meetings, says Speaker

Speaker Om Birla, who has had to preside over the Lok Sabha through unprecedented restrictions because of the pandemic, said there was “no consensus” among parties over holding meetings of the parliamentary Standing Committees online, and that he had issued no restrictions regarding not convening the same. Some Opposition members, mainly of the Congress, had demanded that the committees be allowed to meet virtually rather than not being convened at all. They had argued that through these committees, the House could give a message of solidarity to the people amidst the pandemic rather than appear as a mute spectator to Covid. However, the demand had been rejected. Speaker Om Birla during the interview. (Express Photo: Renuka Puri) In an interview to The Indian Express, Birl...
Delta variant cases in UK: Delta variant infections jump 33,630 in a week, making up nearly all Covid-19 cases in UK | World News – Times of India
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Delta variant cases in UK: Delta variant infections jump 33,630 in a week, making up nearly all Covid-19 cases in UK | World News – Times of India

LONDON: The number of Delta variant infections has jumped by 33,630 in a week to hit a total of 75,953 in the UK, with the highly transmissible variant first identified in India now making up 99 per cent of all Covid-19 cases in the country, health officials warned on Friday. Public Health England (PHE), which has been tracking variant of concerns (VOCs) on a weekly basis, said its data shows an increased risk of hospitalisation with Delta VOC compared to Alpha – the VOC first detected in the Kent region of England. It also pointed to its previous findings that two doses of a Covid vaccine gives a "high degree of protection" against hospitalisation from the Delta variant. "PHE's weekly Covid-19 variant cases data show that numbers of the Delta variant in the UK have risen by 33,630 sinc...
One-off Test: Sridhar praises Shafali, finds shades of ‘Sehwag’; lauds ‘Bristol’ pitch | Cricket News – Times of India
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One-off Test: Sridhar praises Shafali, finds shades of ‘Sehwag’; lauds ‘Bristol’ pitch | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: Indian men's fielding coach R Sridhar was all praise for batting sensation Shafali Verma, who has impressed one and all with her twin half-centuries on Test debut against England. In fact, Sridhar said that the whole Indian team whenever they had time off from training have been glued to the Test match and mighty impressed by the Haryana teenager's pyrotechnics. "Shafali, so much reminds us of Viru (Virender Sehwag), doesn't she? The way she plays and her mindset is so clear, so we are enjoying the innings from Shafali. I wish she had got a hundred in the first innings," Sridhar said at the virtual press conference after the first day of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand was called off due to rain. "And well played to both Smriti (Mandhana) and Shafali, ...
Gujarat BJP caps age limit for holding posts in youth wing at 35
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Gujarat BJP caps age limit for holding posts in youth wing at 35

Gujarat BJP has capped the age limit at 35 years for holding a position in its youth wing, Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM). With the imposition of the rule, three office bearers of the party’s youth wing in Rajkot city and Navsari district, who are aged above 35, have willingly tendered their resignations from the posts. The decision, coming a year ahead of the state Assembly elections, was taken to ensure that those above 18 years of age “get aligned with the BJP’s nationalist ideology”, party leaders said. The development comes months after the party introduced a rule during the elections of local bodies earlier this year under which a party worker above 60 years’ age was not qualified to get a party ticket in the elections. Under the leadership of Gujarat BJP Presiden...
Team selection doesn’t change huge amount: Tom Latham | Cricket News – Times of India
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Team selection doesn’t change huge amount: Tom Latham | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: New Zealand have a few contingency plans but the abandonment of the opening day of the World Test Championship final against India due to rain is unlikely to make a huge amount of difference to their team selection, vice-captain Tom Latham said on Friday. The much-anticipated opening day of the match was called off without even the toss being held here on Friday, which is set to bring the reserve day into the equation. "Probably, doesn't change huge amount (selection of playing XI)," Latham said during a virtual press conference when asked if losing the first day will change their approach to team selection. "Obviously with an extra day we have got up our sleeves, game can still go on for a full five days. I guess, for us, it is about wait and see and adapt to whatever cond...