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Denmark hold off Czech rally to enter Euro 2020 semis | Football News – Times of India
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Denmark hold off Czech rally to enter Euro 2020 semis | Football News – Times of India

BAKU: Denmark's fairytale run at Euro 2020 will continue into the semi-finals after they beat the Czech Republic 2-1 in Baku on Saturday. First-half goals from Thomas Delaney and Kasper Dolberg were enough to see Kasper Hjulmand's men through despite a second-half rally from the Czechs inspired by Patrik Schick's fifth goal of the tournament. AS IT HAPPENEDThe Danes have now scored 10 goals in winning their last three matches after starting the tournament with two defeats, the first amid shocking circumstances when Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch. Three weeks on, they are dreaming of a repeat of 1992 when Denmark won the European Championship despite not even qualifying. ⏰ RESULT ⏰🇩🇰 1992 champions Denmark reach their first EURO semi-final in 29 years 👏🇨🇿 Czech ...
UP to set up panel to review NSA, UAPA cases | India News – Times of India
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UP to set up panel to review NSA, UAPA cases | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh is soon likely to get a committee to review cases being filed under the National Security Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Additional Chief Secretary (home) Awanish Awasthi confirmed to TOI that chief minister Yogi Adityanath has given an in-principle approval for the setting up of this committee and now the department would work out its modalities. The committee is being set up as required by the UAPA itself, which mandates that such committees are present in states and Centre to review each case being filed under these laws. While the committee will review whether the Acts will be applicable in cases which the government is about to file, it could also review cases which have been filed in the past. Such details will be clarified once the scope of t...
Mithali Raj surpasses Charlotte Edwards to become highest run-getter in women’s cricket across formats | Cricket News – Times of India
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Mithali Raj surpasses Charlotte Edwards to become highest run-getter in women’s cricket across formats | Cricket News – Times of India

WORCESTER: India captain Mithali Raj became the highest run-getter in women's cricket across formats, overtaking former England skipper Charlotte Edwards here on Saturday. Mithali achieved the feat during the third and final inconsequential ODI against hosts England while chasing 220 for a consolation win. RECORD🚨: #TeamIndia captain @M_Raj03 is now the LEADING RUN-GETTER in women's international cricket across formats.… https://t.co/EKdWsoGZav— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) 1625330901000The talismanic India batter got to the milestone with a boundary down the ground off Nat Schiver in the 23rd over. Mithali now became the world's most prolific batter in women's internationals, overtaking Edwards' 10,273 runs. India Women had already lost the three-match ODI series to England Women after losi...
TMC, Cong warm up? Sonia set to replace Adhir as Lok Sabha leader
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TMC, Cong warm up? Sonia set to replace Adhir as Lok Sabha leader

In a surprise move, Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to replace Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as the leader of the party in Lok Sabha. The move, said to be first of the many changes the party is set to unveil in its organisation, comes a fortnight before the monsoon session of Parliament. Chowdhury, who represents Baharampur in Lok Sabha, was the face of the party’s campaign in West Bengal and the chief of the state party unit. He had been one of the staunchest critics of the G-23 group of leaders and had firmly stood behind the leadership (read the Gandhis) when the letter written by 23 senior leaders — seeking wide-ranging changes in the party organisation — came to light last August. He is also chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. After the election defeat in Wes...
National Archives to stay, annexe will be razed to raise bigger structure part of Central Vista
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National Archives to stay, annexe will be razed to raise bigger structure part of Central Vista

While the main building of the National Archives of India (NAI) is a heritage building and will not be demolished, the annexe will make way for a new building as part of the Central Vista project — a bigger one than the present one, to be built on a vacant plot close to the NAI on Janpath, according to officials. The present NAI annexe “has not been built keeping international best practices in mind”, an official in the Ministry of Culture told The Sunday Express. “There are seepage issues; the water outlet and basement has some problems. There is no conference facility or reading rooms; library and collection facilities are also inadequate,” the official said. The new building, a source said, “will be bigger than the present annexe building and will be built on a plot on J...
Roger Federer into Wimbledon fourth round for 18th time | Tennis News – Times of India
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Roger Federer into Wimbledon fourth round for 18th time | Tennis News – Times of India

LONDON: Roger Federer reached the Wimbledon last 16 for the 18th time on Saturday with a four-sets win over Cameron Norrie, the last British man in the tournament. Eight-time champion Federer triumphed 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 and will be playing in the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the 69th time in his career. "It's a nice stat to hear. It proves to me when I wake up in the morning that has happened," said Federer who will turn 40 in five weeks' time. "I have loved every minute and I hope there's a bit more left in me. It's a pleasure still playing right now. "This one is special because I'm almost 40 -- at this point it's all a bonus and I will see how far I can go here." Federer is the third-oldest man to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon in the Open Era -- after Pancho Gonzales (41) i...
Alexander Zverev beats Taylor Fritz for fourth-round spot at Wimbledon | Tennis News – Times of India
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Alexander Zverev beats Taylor Fritz for fourth-round spot at Wimbledon | Tennis News – Times of India

LONDON: Fourth seed Alexander Zverev beat American Taylor Fritz 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(4) on Saturday to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon and match his best performance at the grasscourt Grand Slam. The German, who reached the round of 16 at the All England Club in 2017, kept his unforced errors low and repeatedly tested the serve of the 31st-seeded American, who underwent surgery less than a month ago after suffering a knee injury at Roland Garros. After the first set went without a break of serve, the 23-year-old Fritz raised his game in the tie-breaker to take the lead against Zverev who had failed to convert two breakpoint opportunities. The players traded service breaks in the second set but Zverev, 24, converted a second opportunity to level the match and then took the lead with...
Stock limits on pulses: Govt order flies in face of farm law
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Stock limits on pulses: Govt order flies in face of farm law

The Centre’s three farm reform laws have not just been stayed by the Supreme Court, but effectively buried by the Modi government that got them passed in Parliament and gazetted in September 2020. On Friday, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) issued an order to impose stockholding limits on all pulses, barring moong or green gram, for a period up to October 31, 2021. The limits have been fixed at 200 tonnes for wholesale traders and importers, and 5 tonnes for retailers. The stock limit for processors/dal millers has been set at the last three months’ production or 25 per cent of annual installed capacity, whichever is higher. The new order is totally at variance with the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 that was one of the three laws whose repeal has been ...
Judge appointed in France to probe Rafale deal charges
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Judge appointed in France to probe Rafale deal charges

Authorities in France have initiated a judicial probe into allegations of corruption in the sale of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft to India, according to French website Mediapart. On Friday, Mediapart, which ran a series of reports in April this year on the 2016 inter-governmental deal, reported that a judge had been appointed for a “highly sensitive” judicial investigation into alleged “corruption and favouritism” in the deal. According to Mediapart, a “judicial probe into suspected corruption has been opened in France over the 7.8-billion-euro sale to India in 2016 of 36 Dassault-built Rafale fighter aircraft”. It said the “highly sensitive probe into the inter-governmental deal signed off in 2016 was formally opened on June 14th”. The probe, Mediapart said, had been init...
New US envoy comes with memories of Panipat visits, halwa-puri
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New US envoy comes with memories of Panipat visits, halwa-puri

Atul Keshap remembers travelling to his grandmother’s home in Panipat on summer vacations along with his father in the 1970s and early ’80s, on state road transport buses. She would dote on her grandson, who had come from overseas, and feed him halwa-puri. On Friday night, Keshap, 50, was back in India. This time to take charge as the Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy. “I was very moved as the plane was landing in Delhi because I have a lot of thoughts of my father… I was flooded with memories of my grandmother,” Keshap told The Sunday Express, in his first exclusive interview after coming to India. Keshap’s father Keshap Chander Sen was a Partition-era refugee, who came from Lahore to Delhi. He graduated from the Delhi School of Economics in the late 1940s and joined the...
V-Cs go for launch of Governor’s biography, return with cartons of its copies — and a bill
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V-Cs go for launch of Governor’s biography, return with cartons of its copies — and a bill

On July 1, after the launch of a biography of Governor Kalraj Mishra on his 80th birthday, vice-chancellors of all the 27 state universities in Rajasthan had a meeting with him and then proceeded to their official vehicles. There, they were in for a surprise. Waiting for each of them in their vehicles were two cartons of books, with a bill that their drivers handed over: Rs 68,383 for 19 copies of the Governor’s biography, titled Nimitt Maatra Hoon Main (I am just a medium), in hardcover coffee table format. One additional copy of the biography was for free. “In the meeting with the Governor, someone took the names and numbers of our drivers. We thought it was perhaps to give them food and water,” a V-C, who did not wish to be named, told The Sunday Express, expressing ...
#ETimesCelebTracker: Today’s 20 best celeb moments
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#ETimesCelebTracker: Today’s 20 best celeb moments

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Behind five bodies found in a pit in Dewas: How police chased a phone
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Behind five bodies found in a pit in Dewas: How police chased a phone

Sitting in her small, one-room house, Bharati Kaste chokes recalling the moment when semi-decomposed bodies of her mother, siblings and cousins were exhumed from a nearby field on Tuesday. “I was praying, ‘let it not be them’. But when five bodies were recovered from the pit, I knew,” says Bharati, whose only remaining family now is brother Santosh. The two were not at home the day of the murders. The pit, 8-ft deep, was located in the field of Surendra Chauhan, who was in a relationship with Bharati’s sister Rupali for the past two years while being engaged to another. The provocation was reportedly a post on Instagram, where Rupali, a 21-year-old from this non-descript block in Dewas district, had 6,000 followers. The bodies were found 45 days after Rupali, mother Mam...
Six held in two ‘conversion’ cases in Agra, Bulandshahr
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Six held in two ‘conversion’ cases in Agra, Bulandshahr

Six persons, including two women, were arrested in two separate cases under anti-conversion law in Agra and Bulandshahr districts. In both cases, the victims alleged they were raped by the accused on the pretext of marriage and were forced to adopt Islam. On Saturday, Agra police arrested five persons of a family, including two women, and booked them for allegedly abducting a minor and forcing her to adopt Islam. Raids are on to trace the prime accused, a 24-year-old man. Those arrested are the youth’s parents, brothers and a sister, police said. Police said on Friday, the father of the 16-year-old girl informed police that about two weeks ago, she went missing and, failing to trace her, he went to the house of a local youth who used to frequent his place. The girl was pres...
Bruce Lee’s daughter slams Quentin Tarantino’s portrayal of him ‘as a dispensable stereotype’ – Times of India
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Bruce Lee’s daughter slams Quentin Tarantino’s portrayal of him ‘as a dispensable stereotype’ – Times of India

Shannon Lee, the daughter of Bruce Lee, has pushed back against filmmaker Quentin Tarantino's recent comments about the late martial artist and actor. In a guest column published by a website, Shannon responded to Tarantino's comments about her father while he was on a show earlier this week. Tarantino was recently asked about the criticism regarding his depiction of Bruce getting easily knocked down by Brad Pitt's character Cliff Booth in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'. Replying to this, the director said, "I can understand his daughter having a problem with it--it's her f---ing father, I get that. Everybody else: go suck a d---." Shannon expressed disappointment about Tarantino's comments, saying the director had helped Hollywood in perpetuating her father "as a dispensable stereo...
J&K: After Rajouri, Kathua district bans drones | India News – Times of India
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J&K: After Rajouri, Kathua district bans drones | India News – Times of India

JAMMU: The Kathua district administration has imposed restrictions on use of drones and flying objects in the aftermath of twin blasts by airdropped explosives on Air Force Station, Jammu on June 27. Only days back, Rajouri district administration too had imposed ban on the use, sale and purchase of drones. “It has been observed that the Anti-National Elements may use drones and flying objects to cause damage, injury and risk to the human lives in certain parts of UT of J&K,” District Magistrate (DM) Kathua, Rahul Yadav said in his order. Officials said that in the current situation to avoid any confusion and to secure the aerial space near the vital installations and highly populated areas, it is rational and expedient to regulate the use of any drone, small flying toys or objects ...
Injured Nick Kyrgios quits Wimbledon in third round | Tennis News – Times of India
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Injured Nick Kyrgios quits Wimbledon in third round | Tennis News – Times of India

LONDON: Nick Kyrgios was forced to retire from his Wimbledon third round match against Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime on Saturday with an abdominal injury. The Australian won the first set 6-2 but dropped the second 6-1 when he called it quits. "I did my abdomen at the end of the first set," said the 26-year-old Kyrgios. "I haven't played at this level of tennis for a while and my serve is my main weapon. I need that to be firing on all cylinders." Source link
‘Academics, not chowkidars’: Visva-Bharati University to review move to keep tabs on visitors
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‘Academics, not chowkidars’: Visva-Bharati University to review move to keep tabs on visitors

After an order by the Visva-Bharati University (VBU) authorities to restrict entry into the several Bhavans or schools at the university, maintain a register for visitors and entrust the responsibility of access with the respective heads of departments (HoDs), some department heads have offered to quit their posts in protest. They submitted their resignation on Saturday, pointing out that they are “academics, not chowkidars”. However, sources said the university authorities have requested them to withdraw their resignations and assured that the proposed move to keep tabs on visitors would be “reviewed”. After some pipes were stolen from the VBU chemistry department recently, Principal of Siksha Bhavan Taraprasad Chattopadhyay convened a meeting of all HoDs and appealed to t...
Joe Biden going to Michigan to pitch his infrastructure package – Times of India
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Joe Biden going to Michigan to pitch his infrastructure package – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden plans to use a visit on Saturday to a Michigan cherry farm to talk up his bipartisan infrastructure package and additional plans for investing in families and education. He will go to Traverse City, which is hosting the National Cherry Festival - an event previously attended by Presidents Herbert Hoover and Gerald Ford. Biden will also tour a cherry farm in nearby Antrim County. Biden's trip to Michigan, where he will be joined by governor Gretchen Whitmer, is part of a broader campaign by the administration to drum up public support for the infrastructure package and other polices geared toward families and education. First lady Jill Biden is going to Maine and New Hampshire on Saturday, while Vice President Kamala Harris heads to Las Vegas. The Presi...
After Rawat’s exit, TMC says by-polls can be held in West Bengal
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After Rawat’s exit, TMC says by-polls can be held in West Bengal

Citing a lower Covid infection rate, the TMC on Saturday expressed confidence that the Bhabanipur by-election to elect Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as an MLA would be held before November 5. Banerjee had lost the Nandigram battle to BJP leader and her former protege Suvendu Adhikari in the just concluded Assembly polls. Under the Representation of the People Act, a chief minister or minister must be elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly within six months of his/her swearing-in. All eyes are on Bengal after Tirath Singh Rawat resigned as the Uttarakhand Chief Minister. A BJP MP, Rawat was sworn in as CM in March and had six months to get elected as an MLA. As per the Representation of the People Act, a by-election for a seat should not be held if the term of a Ho...