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Imran Khan: Pakistan PM Imran Khan indicates he is considering ‘talking to insurgents’ in Balochistan | World News – Times of India
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Imran Khan: Pakistan PM Imran Khan indicates he is considering ‘talking to insurgents’ in Balochistan | World News – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday indicated that he is considering "talking to insurgents" in Balochistan and blamed the insurgency in the restive province on previous governments which failed to carry out development work in the region. Balochistan province has been host to a long-running separatist insurgency. Activists in Balochistan say thousands of campaigners have gone missing in recent years and accuse the Pakistani military of brutally suppressing the region's aspirations for autonomy. Addressing a gathering of local elders, students and businessmen in Gwadar during his day-long visit to the port city, Khan said that he is considering "talking to insurgents" in Balochistan, Dawn reported. He said the unrest in Balochistan was linked to poverty and backwardn...
Drone attackers will be given a befitting reply, says Rajnath | India News – Times of India
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Drone attackers will be given a befitting reply, says Rajnath | India News – Times of India

KANPUR: Defence minister Rajnath Singh said here on Monday that the “country is completely safe and the Indian Army has the power to face any challenge”. “We want to assure the countrymen that the country is completely safe. Whatever challenges come, our Army has the power to face it,” he said while talking to reporters at the Nawabganj bird sanctuary guest house in Unnao. Regarding the recent attack on the Air Force Station in Jammu by armed drones as a ‘cowardly act’, he said, “The attackers would soon be given a befitting reply.” The defence minister also claimed, “The way candidates supported by the BJP performed in the recently held elections of district panchayat in UP, none could stop the party from forming government again in the state in 2022.” Later, answering reporters in Kan...
Tajikistan calls up reservists to bolster border as Afghan troops, fleeing Taliban, seek refuge – Times of India
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Tajikistan calls up reservists to bolster border as Afghan troops, fleeing Taliban, seek refuge – Times of India

Afghan commandos arrive to reinforce security forces in Faizabad, capital of Badakhshan province, after the Taliban captured neighbourhood districts of Badakhshan recently (Reuters)DUSHANBE/KABUL: Tajikistan's president on Monday ordered the mobilisation of 20,000 military reservists to bolster the border with Afghanistan after more than 1,000 Afghan security personnel fled across the frontier in response to Taliban militant advances. The crossings on Sunday underscored the rapidly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, where foreign troops near a complete withdrawal after 20 years of war and with peace negotiations stalled. Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon made a flurry of international calls to discuss the situation with allies in the region, including Russian counterpart Vladimir Put...
Samsung may launch an affordable foldable smartphone on August 11 – Times of India
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Samsung may launch an affordable foldable smartphone on August 11 – Times of India

Samsung is gearing up for its August 11 Galaxy Unpacked event where it is expected to launch its range of new devices like the Galaxy Watch 4, and Watch 4 Classic smartwatches along with Buds 2 earphones and the foldable smartphones like the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Flip 3. Reports claim that Samsung has got a surprise and it may launch an affordable foldable smartphone in the form of Galaxy Z Flip Lite. There is no official confirmation from Samsung about the same but there have been rumours about an affordable foldable phone from Samsung for quite some time. As per a report by Korea Herald, Samsung is still working on an affordable foldable phone called the Galaxy Z Flip Lite and chances are Samsung may launch its upcoming event. While Samsung may call this variant as the affordable...
Amazon Business launches ‘Bill to Ship to’ feature, here’s how it works – Times of India
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Amazon Business launches ‘Bill to Ship to’ feature, here’s how it works – Times of India

Amazon Business has announced the launch of the ‘Bill to Ship to’ feature that aims to give an opportunity to business customers with GST registration in only one state to claim tax credit for orders delivered across India. Amazon Business customers who have GSTIN registration for one or few states but want to get their shipments delivered across the country can now conveniently use this feature and manage their indirect office expenses better. Until now, Amazon Business customers were able to get GST invoices only for the orders shipped to a state where they had a GSTIN registration. This caused customer inconvenience as billing address on the invoices were same as shipping address and customers who did not have GSTIN for shipping address could not claim GST Input tax credit for such o...
Proxgy launches Smart Helmets, to allow users virtual teleportation – Times of India
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Proxgy launches Smart Helmets, to allow users virtual teleportation – Times of India

Proxgy claims to have made virtual teleportation possible in its new Smart Helmets. These Smart Helmets provide the user with live and immersive access to generic travel destinations, showrooms, shopping malls, real estate properties or any location-specific to the user's needs. Surfing real-time locations using the 6-axis stabilized handsfree streaming technology enables users to have a wider physical footprint with an option to switch between 360 degree and 3D experience modes, and can eradicate the need for travelling to the destination for errands, viewings, and inquiry. Merging hardware, software and service elements, Proxgy ecosystem provides Omnipresence as a Service. The hardware element comprises gyro and joystick controlled smart helmet with a combination of 360 degree cameras...
India, England Test series set to be played in front of capacity crowd | Cricket News – Times of India
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India, England Test series set to be played in front of capacity crowd | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: The five-Test series between India and England is set to be played in front of packed crowds after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the lifting of COVID-19 related restrictions on Monday. India and New Zealand had played the World Test Championship final in front of a limited crowd at Southampton last month with the upper limit capped at 4000. The Indian players are currently on a break and will reassemble on July 14. Source link
Cabinet reshuffle this week, eye on coming polls, Covid control
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Cabinet reshuffle this week, eye on coming polls, Covid control

More than two years after he returned to a second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to revamp his Council of Ministers, a move that is expected to take into consideration issues of governance during the pandemic and the imperatives of the upcoming state elections, sources said. While there is no official confirmation, the Cabinet reshuffle is likely to be held later this week in the run-up to Parliament’s monsoon session scheduled to begin July 19. The reshuffle has been the subject of much speculation, especially after the Prime Minister last month launched an exercise of assessing the performance of key ministries. As part of that, he held a series of meetings with senior ministers and the party leadership last month. Many of these meetings were attended by BJP pr...
Cabinet reshuffle this week, eye on coming polls, Covid control
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Cabinet reshuffle this week, eye on coming polls, Covid control

More than two years after he returned to a second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to revamp his Council of Ministers, a move that is expected to take into consideration issues of governance during the pandemic and the imperatives of the upcoming state elections, sources said. While there is no official confirmation, the Cabinet reshuffle is likely to be held later this week in the run-up to Parliament’s monsoon session scheduled to begin July 19. The reshuffle has been the subject of much speculation, especially after the Prime Minister last month launched an exercise of assessing the performance of key ministries. As part of that, he held a series of meetings with senior ministers and the party leadership last month. Many of these meetings were attended by BJP pr...
Mild earthquake tremors felt in Delhi-NCR | India News – Times of India
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Mild earthquake tremors felt in Delhi-NCR | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Mild earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR and nearby areas on Monday night around 10.36pm. According to the National Center for Seismology, the magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck 10 kilometres north of Jhajjar in Haryana. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. More details awaited ... Source link
Stan Swamy dead: NIA didn’t seek custody but kept him behind bars, rejected his plea
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Stan Swamy dead: NIA didn’t seek custody but kept him behind bars, rejected his plea

WHEN THE National Investigation Agency (NIA) summoned Father Stan Swamy to its Mumbai office in October last year, its officials said the Jesuit priest and rights activist, then 83 years old, was to be interrogated further in connection with the Elgar Parishad case. Swamy was arrested on October 8 and flown to Mumbai the next day, but the central agency did not seek his custody for interrogation. The following day, October 9, the NIA court, where Swamy was produced, sent him to judicial custody in Taloja Central Jail, where he remained until he was shifted to a private hospital on May 28, where he died on Monday. “What was the need for his arrest as not a single day’s custody was sought?” asked Swamy’s lawyer Mihir Desai before the Bombay High Court on Monday, minutes after...
Daughters in Afghan jail, two women take separate routes
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Daughters in Afghan jail, two women take separate routes

Five years after their daughters left India to join the Islamic State (IS), and eventually got jailed in Afghanistan, two mothers in Kerala have chosen two separate paths for their return home. On Monday, Bindu Sampath moved a petition in the Kerala High Court seeking directions to the Union Home and External Affairs ministries to facilitate the repatriation of her daughter Nimisha alias Fathima Isa and her four-year-old granddaughter. On the same day, Mini, the mother of Merin alias Mirriam, told The Indian Express that her daughter should be brought back only if she has renounced the Islamic State and repented for her actions. “I want to directly hear my daughter’s present stand — whether she has any repentance and abandoned the IS. For us, the concern of the country ...
Garmin launches Venu 2 and Venu 2S smartwatches in India at a starting price of Rs 37,990 – Times of India
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Garmin launches Venu 2 and Venu 2S smartwatches in India at a starting price of Rs 37,990 – Times of India

Garmin has launched its latest smartwatches--Venu 2 and Venu 2S smartwatches in India. The GPS-enabled smartwatches come with AMOLED display, health monitoring sensors, advanced sleep tracking functionality and more. As for the prices the Garmini Venu 2S costs Rs 37,990 while the Venu 2 is priced at Rs 41,990. Both the smartwatches feature a stainless steel bezel which consists of a touchscreen AMOLED display. The display is protected with a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The wearables come with a variety of sensors which can be used to monitor heart rate, blood oxygen, fitness age, hydration and women's health. The devices also include menstrual cycle and pregnancy tracking. Garmin Venu 2 can detect light and REM sleep stages along with movement and respiration. The device ...
Kerala: DYFI worker arrested for rape, murder of minor girl
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Kerala: DYFI worker arrested for rape, murder of minor girl

Kerala Police on Monday arrested a local worker of DYFI, the youth wing of the ruling CPI(M), for allegedly hanging a six-year-old girl after raping her. The incident was reported in Idukki district. Police said that Arjun, 22, repeatedly sexually abused the girl for three years. The body was found hanging in a room at the plantation quarters of her parents. A police officer said, “The incident, which occurred on June 30, was reported as an accidental death. We were told that a shawl accidentally got tied around her neck while she was playing. The parents were away at work. However, the postmortem revealed that the girl had been subjected to sexual abuse over a long period, which made police look into the murder angle.” Police sources said the accused confessed that he abus...
UK must live with virus but restrictions can ease, says Boris Johnson – Times of India
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UK must live with virus but restrictions can ease, says Boris Johnson – Times of India

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson says people in England will no longer be required by law to wear face masks in indoor public spaces and to keep at least 1 meter (3 feet) apart as soon as later this month, confirming plans to reopen society despite rising coronavirus cases. Johnson confirmed Monday that legal sanctions will be replaced by individual "informed decisions'' when the country moves to the final stage of its lockdown-lifting roadmap. He said that's scheduled to happen on July 19, although a final decision will come on July 12. The change will mean people can throw away masks after months of enforced face-covering, though businesses and transit operators may still require them, and they will still be recommended in some enclosed spaces. Britain has recorded more than 128,0...
‘Terror video’: NCPCR asks J&K DGP to book 2 Twitter officials
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‘Terror video’: NCPCR asks J&K DGP to book 2 Twitter officials

Taking cognizance of a video posted on Twitter showing a child firing bullets in the air, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Monday wrote to J&K DGP Dilbag Singh, asking him to register an FIR against Twitter India Managing Director Manish Maheshwari and Twitter India Policy Manager Shagufta Kamran. In his letter, NCPCR chairperson Priyank Kanoongo said the Commission took cognizance of the video after receiving a complaint. “It is seen that there are 4-5 men who are looking at the child and encouraging and appreciating him to use the gun. The complaint alleges the video to be showing unlawful terror activity and support and promotion of terrorism using children and allowing terror organisations to use Twitter to facilitate recruitment act...
Country has been pushed back, economy, harmony wrecked: Lalu speaks after 3 yrs
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Country has been pushed back, economy, harmony wrecked: Lalu speaks after 3 yrs

In his first public speech in over three years, RJD national president Lalu Prasad Yadav said the country had been “pushed backwards” under the NDA government, it was facing an economic crisis, and attempts were underway to destroy its social harmony. Yadav, who is being treated at AIIMS in New Delhi after being released on bail, said he would return to Patna soon, and “register his presence” in every district of Bihar. “Our country has been pushed backwards. Ek taraf aarthik sankat, doosri taraf samajik tana-bana ko khandit kiya ja raha hai. Kabhi-kabhi naare lag rahe hain, ki Ayodhya ke baad ab Mathura… (Slogans are being raised demanding action in Mathura after Ayodhya),” Yadav told RJD workers during a video address to celebrate 25 years of the party. “What is the m...
Intra-Squad Simulation T20 Game: Manish, Surya score half-centuries as Bhuvneshwar XI beat Dhawan XI | Cricket News – Times of India
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Intra-Squad Simulation T20 Game: Manish, Surya score half-centuries as Bhuvneshwar XI beat Dhawan XI | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Senior batsman Manish Pandey scored a half-century for Shikhar Dhawan XI while flamboyant Suryakumar Yadav smashed a quick-fire 50 odd for Bhuvneshwar Kumar XI in an intra-squad T20 simulation game at the SSC ground on Monday. Bowling coach Paras Mhambrey told bcci.tv that the coaching staff was pleased with the "intensity" and the players ticked all the right boxes in humid conditions. The recap with a twist 🔀Paras Mhambrey takes the 9⃣0⃣-seconds match-rewind ⏪ challenge 😎 😎Watch NOW ⌛️ 🎥… https://t.co/LNQASGZGhY— BCCI (@BCCI) 1625495535000Batting first, Dhawan XI put up 154 for four in 20 overs with Pandey scoring 63 off 45 balls. Ruturaj Gaikwad contributed 30-odd, opening the innings. Opposition skipper Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the best bowler with figures of 2/23 in 4 overs. ...
Google maps:  Google Maps is getting better at tracking you – Times of India
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Google maps: Google Maps is getting better at tracking you – Times of India

Google Maps is getting the Insights tab as part of the Timeline and will track the modes of your travel on a month-to-month basis. The feature has started rolling out and should reach the users soon if they already haven’t got it. With Insights, Google has added bar graphs with the help of which users can compare their activities. The latest addition to Maps will help you differentiate the total time you spent on your foot during the month from the other modes of travel. There will be personalised statistics for you to make a better judgement of your movement habits. The Insights feature will also use Google’s knowledge of the locations you visit (eateries, bars, shops etc.) and will even tell you which day was the busiest in the month. Yes, it is tracking your movement and in a more de...
All facilities were provided to Stan Swamy in Taloja jail, say sources | India News – Times of India
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All facilities were provided to Stan Swamy in Taloja jail, say sources | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Elgar Parishad case accused Stan Swamy, against whom NIA had filed a chargesheet the day after his arrest and never sought his custody in view of his age and “sufficient evidences…already on record”, was kept in a separate cell of Taloja prison hospital with all necessary precautions and given two attendants as per the advice of the jail’s medical officer, government sources claimed on Monday. At the Taloja Central prison, where Swamy was lodged soon after his arrest on October 8, 2020, a source said he was provided with all facilities including wheelchair, walker, walking stick, straws, sipper, mug, commode chair, battery cells for his hearing machines, dental treatment, visiting psychiatrist and telemedicine. NIA had earlier termed as “false, incorrect and mischievious” rep...