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West Bengal: BJP MP writes to Railways minister, seeks resumption of local & Metro services
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West Bengal: BJP MP writes to Railways minister, seeks resumption of local & Metro services

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta on Thursday wrote to Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, urging him that the authorities of Eastern and South-Eastern Railways, as well as the Metro Railways impress upon the West Bengal government the need to resume suburban rail and Metro services. In his letter to Goyal, the BJP leader talked about the difficulties faced by the people due to overcrowding in buses and other public transport. He added that with proper Covid 19 protocol in place, the trains must be allowed to run. “The terms of the lockdown in W Bengal are whimsical. Buses are allowed but local trains & Kolkata Metro are not. Commuters are facing enormous hardship & loss of livelihood. I have today requested the Rail Minister to initiate the process of resumption of se...
West Bengal Assembly session begins from today, TMC intensifies attack on Jagdeep Dhankhar
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West Bengal Assembly session begins from today, TMC intensifies attack on Jagdeep Dhankhar

Amid lack of clarity on whether the Governor will stick to the state’s script in his opening address at the Budget Session of the Bengal Assembly, the ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday accused Jagdeep Dhankhar of having a link with arrested fake vaccination racket kingpin Debanjan Deb. It also questioned his silence on the charges of corruption that it brought against him two days ago. Speaking to reporters, Trinamool MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy said his party has already shown a Hawala diary to the press which allegedly has mention of the Governor’s name. “Someone who keeps tweeting from morning to night is yet to respond to this charge? What is the reason behind his silence?” Roy said. The Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP further claimed that the prime accused in the fake vaccinat...
Bill Cosby speaks out after overturned conviction, says ‘I have always maintained my innocence’ – Times of India
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Bill Cosby speaks out after overturned conviction, says ‘I have always maintained my innocence’ – Times of India

After being released from a Pennsylvania state prison, American actor and comedian Bill Cosby shared a social media post breaking his silence on the decision on Thursday. Alongside a photo of himself with his fist raised, Cosby shared a statement on Twitter that read, "I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence. Thank you to all my fans, supporters and friends who stood by me through this ordeal. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law'." I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence.Thank you to all my fans, suppo… https://t.co/QK3PRLRs4Q— Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) 1625090882000 According to a report, in a stunning reversal, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overtur...
Alleged Vivo S10 smartphone spotted on Geekbench, reveals scores and key features – Times of India
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Alleged Vivo S10 smartphone spotted on Geekbench, reveals scores and key features – Times of India

Vivo is expected to launch the successor of Vivo S9 allegedly called Vivo S10 later this month in China. Ahead of that, the smartphone has surfaced on Geekbench website which reveals key details about the rumoured smartphone. According to the Geekbench listing, the alleged Vivo S10 will be powered by a MediaTek MT6891Z/CZA SoC which translates to MediaTek Dimensity 1100. The phone is also expected to feature a triple rear camera setup with a 108MP primary sensor. The listing also confirms the benchmark scores of the smartphone which is 647 points in the single-core test and 2,398 points in the multi-core. As per the test, the smartphone seems to be a mid-range device. The Geekbench listing carries a model number V212A which is expected to be of Vivo S10. The listing also suggests that t...
Sidhu likely to be accommodated as Congress seeks early end to fissures in Punjab unit | India News – Times of India
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Sidhu likely to be accommodated as Congress seeks early end to fissures in Punjab unit | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Disgruntled Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has differences with chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, is likely to be "suitably accommodated" as the party looks for an early end to the crisis in the state unit, sources said. Sidhu had met Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday. A senior party leader, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that there is a possibility of a reshuffle in the Punjab cabinet "to reduce the impact of anti-incumbency". "Navjot Singh Sidhu is also expected to get some big responsibility," he said. The Congress is keen to put its house in order in the state which will face election early next year and series of meetings have been held over the past few weeks to resolve factionalism and other problems....
Apple rolls out public beta version of macOS Monterey – Times of India
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Apple rolls out public beta version of macOS Monterey – Times of India

Hours after releasing public beta versions of iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8, Apple has done the same for macOS Monterey. macOS Monterey will be available to download from Apple’s public beta website. macOS Monterey will bring a host of new features to Mac devices. There will be a redesigned Safari, FaceTime’s SharePlay feature, Universal Control among others. With macOS Monterey, Shortcuts arrives on the Mac to help users automate everyday tasks and achieve peak productivity. Just like on iPhone and iPad, Shortcuts on Mac lets users quickly accomplish tasks with the apps they use the most. New features in Notes on macOS Monterey help users stay organised, collaborate, and create notes from anywhere. Quick Note is a new way for users to jot down notes on any app or website systemwide, ...
Punjab: Three held for murder of Manimajra man in 2020
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Punjab: Three held for murder of Manimajra man in 2020

The district Criminal Investigation Agency (CIA), Thursday arrested three persons who were involved in the murder of Jaspreet, a criminal who was found dead in his car in Sector 82 on December 9, last year. Jaspreet was a resident of Manimajra. The arrested criminals were also involved in carjackings in the past. Police also recovered nine stolen vehicles from them, including a Royal Enfield bike. Those arrested were identified as Pargat Singh, Karamjeet Singh, and Satwant Singh. The trio was involved in the murder of Jaspreet Singh alias Billa. SSP Satinder Singh said that the accused were also involved in firing at the owner of Shri Gold Testing Lab in Chandigarh’s Sector 23-C. “Jaspreet was with these three accused. They failed to carry out the robbery in Sector 23 foll...
Supreme Court to hear plea seeking President’s Rule in Bengal
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Supreme Court to hear plea seeking President’s Rule in Bengal

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a plea seeking directions to the Centre to impose President’s Rule in West Bengal over alleged incidents of post-poll violence in the state. A bench comprising Justices Vineet Saran and Dinesh Maheshwari issued notice to the Centre, West Bengal and the Election Commission of India. The plea filed by advocate Ranjana Agnihotri also sought directions to deploy armed paramilitary forces to bring normalcy in the state and set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the causes and reasons of post-poll violence in West Bengal. Agnihotri, a lawyer practising in Uttar Pradesh, had in October last year filed a plea in a Mathura court seeking the removal of the Shahi Idgah mosque — situated near the Shri Krishna temple complex — in ...
Valley parties open to discussions with delimitation panel
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Valley parties open to discussions with delimitation panel

With the Delimitation Commission set to visit Jammu and Kashmir next week, key mainstream political parties in the Valley including the National Conference and the People’s Conference are likely to participate in the discussions with the Commission, sources told The Indian Express. The Commission is scheduled to visit J&K between July 6 and July 9 and hold discussions with political parties, public representatives and officials of the UT administration for redrawing of boundaries of Assembly seats. People’s Conference Chairman Sajad Lone said if invited, the party will meet the members of the Delimitation Commission. “We are not averse to joining the process of delimitation but it has to be fair and transparent, not only between the two regions (Kashmir and Jammu) but a...
Regulator’s high table to company boardroom: India Inc’s prize pickings
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Regulator’s high table to company boardroom: India Inc’s prize pickings

If India Inc flaunts retired civil servants on its boards as directors, regulators are its prize catch. Registrar of Companies and Ministry of Corporate Affairs records investigated by The Indian Express show that over the last 11 years, at least six heads of top regulatory bodies, and two senior associates, took directorships with private companies within their regulatory domain raising questions of propriety and conflict of interest. In some cases, even the norm on cooling-off period was given the go-by. Among top regulators, markets monitor Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has a one-year period before its chairman or whole-time member can accept other employment after tenure. The Reserve Bank of India also has a cooling-off period of one year for its Governo...
PM Modi praises doctors, tells them to take up studies on yoga
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PM Modi praises doctors, tells them to take up studies on yoga

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday requested the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to take up “evidence-based studies” on yoga in “mission mode”. With 49 per cent of India’s vulnerable population of age 60 and above having been given at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, the Prime Minister praised doctors — who were the first to be administered the shots — for playing a crucial role in encouraging vaccine “enthusiasm and confidence” in the country. The Prime Minister’s request to doctors to study yoga comes at a time when the IMA, which describes itself as “the only representative, national voluntary organisation of Doctors of Modern Scientific System of Medicine”, has declared war on yoga guru Ramdev, who has repeatedly run down allopathic medicine in the fight a...
SC rejects Centre’s plea to review ruling against state power on SEBCs
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SC rejects Centre’s plea to review ruling against state power on SEBCs

The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed the Centre’s plea seeking a review of its May 5 ruling that the power to identify Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) lies exclusively with the Central government and not states for granting quota in jobs and education. With the review plea dismissed, the Centre can now move a curative writ petition, the last legal resort available to remedy a judgment of the Supreme Court, or address the issue through Parliament. A five-judge bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan said: “We have gone through the review petition filed against the judgment dated 05.05.2021 in Writ Petition (C) No.938/2020. The grounds taken in the review petition do not fall within the limited ground on which review petition can be considered.” The bench, a...
Chhattisgarh: Residential schools shut, students home, officials fear Maoist influence
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Chhattisgarh: Residential schools shut, students home, officials fear Maoist influence

Korsa Sukka, 17, has been home at Sukma in Chhattisgarh now for more than a year. In 2018, he had moved into a ‘Pota Cabin School’, 36 km from his village, as part of a government scheme across the state’s Naxal-hit areas to house children closer to district headquarters. However, since the Covid lockdown, the schools have been shut, and Korsa, who left for home without his books, says his hopes of returning are dimming every day. Around 30,000 children in 60 Pota Cabin Schools (named so because they are made of pota or bamboo as it is locally known, and other impermanent material), across Bijapur, Sukma, Dantewada and Narayanpur districts, are in a similar situation as Korsa. The scheme was meant to bring children from remote and inaccessible areas with few education oppor...
After Karnataka HC order, Bengaluru police blur photos, stop naming accused
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After Karnataka HC order, Bengaluru police blur photos, stop naming accused

On June 23, the Central Crime Branch unit of Bengaluru police issued a press release on the arrest of five persons, allegedly involved in peddling drugs to youths in the IT sector, and the seizure of Rs 30 lakh worth of MDMA, LSD and hashish. The release did not name the arrested persons. The next day, police issued a press release on the arrest of two Cameroonians who were allegedly dealing in counterfeit foreign currency and overstaying in India beyond the expiry of their visas. Again, the press release did not name the arrested persons. Over the last fortnight, Bengaluru police have started leaving out names and blurring photographs of arrested persons from press releases on account of a June 15 order of the Karnataka High Court, directing police to stop identification o...
Jharkhand prepares its Covid warriors to contain any possible third wave | India News – Times of India
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Jharkhand prepares its Covid warriors to contain any possible third wave | India News – Times of India

RANCHI: The Jharkhand government in collaboration with HDFC bank and a social organisation is imparting special training to a band of 90 women as part of preparation against the anticipated third Covid wave. Under the initiative 'Parivartan - a collaboration among the Jharkhand government, the Prejha Foundation and HDFC Bank - health workers, ANMs and others are receiving appropriate training across the state, the state government said in a statement on Thursday. Retired Indian Army doctors and health professionals are also providing training to Jharkhand health workers. They are working to smoothen health services in the distant areas of the state and make them more accessible, the statement said. Nursing Kaushal Colleges run by Prejha foundation, in Chanho, Gumla and Chaibasa is provi...
Every state gets allocation as per density of population: Nirmala Sitharaman on Covid-19 vaccine shortage | India News – Times of India
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Every state gets allocation as per density of population: Nirmala Sitharaman on Covid-19 vaccine shortage | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Amid different statements coming from political leaders over the shortage of vaccines in states, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday clarified the basis of vaccine allocation to states and said every state gets allocation as per the density of the population/number of the vulnerable population. Addressing media in Bengaluru, Sitharaman said, "Every state gets allocation as per the density of the population/number of the vulnerable population. Centre supplies vaccines well in advance to the states. All states will be taken care of. I wish to assure that everybody will be vaccinated." Many states like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, etc have said that they are facing a shortage of Covid-19 vaccines. India has administered around 33.57 crore vaccine doses s...
Williamson pulls out of the ‘Hundred’ to manage elbow injury | Cricket News – Times of India
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Williamson pulls out of the ‘Hundred’ to manage elbow injury | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: New Zealand's world champion skipper Kane Williamson has withdrawn from ECB's inaugural edition of the 'Hundred' due to his recurrent elbow injury which also forced him to miss a Test match against England last month. Williamson had a GBP 80,000 (USD 110,000) contract with Birmingham Phoenix and had stayed back in the UK after leading his team to the World Test Championship glory against India. "Williamson, New Zealand's captain, has been managing the injury for the past six months, missing an ODI series against Bangladesh, the start of the IPL and the second Test against England with the same problem," ESPN Cricinfo reported. The website also stated that Williamson will stay back to mentor the youngsters in the side. "He is still in the UK following the World Test Championship ...
China Covid 19 Vaccine: WHO decision challenges West to recognize Chinese vaccines | World News – Times of India
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China Covid 19 Vaccine: WHO decision challenges West to recognize Chinese vaccines | World News – Times of India

GENEVA: The World Health Organization said Thursday that any Covid-19 vaccines it has authorized for emergency use should be recognized by countries as they open up their borders to inoculated travelers. The move could challenge Western countries to broaden their acceptance of two apparently less effective Chinese vaccines, which the UN health agency has licensed but most European and North American countries have not. In addition to vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna Inc. AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, the WHO has also given the green light to the two Chinese jabs, made by Sinovac and Sinopharm. In its aim to restore travel across Europe, the European Union said in May that it would only recognize people as vaccinated if they had received shots licensed by the European Medici...
Oppo A53s, A15s, A15, A11k and F19 become more expensive in India – Times of India
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Oppo A53s, A15s, A15, A11k and F19 become more expensive in India – Times of India

BBK-owned consumer technology brand Oppo has hiked the prices of five of its smartphones in India. All the Oppo handsets that have become expensive fall in the budget or mid-range price categories. The five Oppo smartphones — Oppo A53s, A15s, A15, A11k and F19 — have got a price hike of maximum Rs 1,000. All the new prices of the respective handsets are reflecting onAmazon, Flipkart, and offline retail stores. Here’s a look at new prices of OPPO F19, A11k, A53s, A15s, and A15 phones in India: Smartphone Old price Price hike New price Oppo A11k Rs 8,490 Rs 500 Rs 8,990 Oppo A15 (2GB) Rs 8,990 Rs 500 Rs 9,490 Oppo A15 (3GB) Rs 9,990 Rs 500 Rs 10,490 Oppo A15s (4+64GB) Rs 11,490 Rs 1,000 Rs 12,490 Oppo A53s (8+128GB) Rs 16,990 Rs 1,000 Rs 17,990 Oppo F19 (6+128GB) Rs 17,990 Rs 1,000 Rs 18,...
Wimbledon: Medvedev crushes teenager Alcaraz to reach third round | Tennis News – Times of India
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Wimbledon: Medvedev crushes teenager Alcaraz to reach third round | Tennis News – Times of India

LONDON: Second seed Daniil Medvedev subdued some early fight from Spain's Carlos Alcaraz before brutally dispatching the talented teenager 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 to reach the third round at Wimbledon on Thursday. The 18-year-old Alcaraz, who has enjoyed a rapid rise up the rankings this year to 75th place, received a hearty send-off from the Court One crowd after showcasing his potential and flashes of his shot-making talent. Yet Medvedev had too much for the youngster and turned on the afterburners in the second and third sets to hand out a punishing lesson to his opponent. "Carlos is an amazing player," said Medvedev, who will next face either former finalist Marin Cilic of Croatia or French qualifier Benjamin Bonzi. "I am sure he will soon be top 10 or higher." Source link