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Day: July 14, 2021

See If Dispute Can Be Settled: Court To Sushant Rajput’s Father, Filmmakers
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See If Dispute Can Be Settled: Court To Sushant Rajput’s Father, Filmmakers

A movie inspired by Sushant Singh Rajput's life is under production.New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday suggested that Sushant Singh Rajput's father and the makers of a film purportedly based on the late Bollywood actor's life make an attempt at finding a solution to their dispute."Talk to each other and see if it can be worked out," said Justice Talwant Singh while hearing Krishna Kishore Singh's appeal against the single-judge order refusing to stay the release of the film ''Nyay: The Justice''."Independent of the proceedings, we will try to resolve," said senior advocate Jayant Mehta, representing Kishore Singh.Senior advocate Chander Lall, appearing on behalf of the film director, also agreed to the suggestion and said that there was "no intention to take advantage".Justice Ra...
Gen Scott Miller returns from Afghanistan; mission not yet over, says US Defense Secretary
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Gen Scott Miller returns from Afghanistan; mission not yet over, says US Defense Secretary

Washington, Jul 15 (PTI): The commander of US forces in Afghanistan Gen Scott Miller returned from the country almost winding up the longest American war, even as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin assured that America's Afghan mission is not yet over and that it would continue to support Kabul. “Scott and his staff are home now, and we are grateful for their safe return. But our mission in Afghanistan is not over. The drawdown continues and will be complete by the end of August,” Austin said hours after he welcomed Miller at the Pentagon on his return from Kabul after three years of his posting there. The Department of Defense, he said, remains committed to protecting its diplomatic presence in the country, continuing to provide funding to the Afghan National Defense ...
Another Madhya Pradesh-Based Illegal Weapons Network Busted: Punjab Police
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Another Madhya Pradesh-Based Illegal Weapons Network Busted: Punjab Police

Punjab police has claimed to have busted a network of illegal weapon suppliers from Madhya Pradesh.Chandigarh: Punjab Police on Wednesday claimed to have cracked another interstate module involved in manufacturing and supply of illegal weapons across the state with the arrest of its two members from Madhya Pradesh.The development comes just four days after the Kapurthala Police cracked an illicit weapons supply network with the arrest of its main supplier from Madhya Pradesh's Barwani district.This is the fourth such Madhya Pradesh-based illegal weapons manufacturing and supply module busted by the Punjab Police within the last eight months.Amritsar Rural Police had unearthed two such modules, including one illicit small arms manufacturing unit in Madhya Pradesh, with the arrest of weap...
Congress to corner govt on Covid, Rafale, price rise in Parl session; Adhir to continue as leader in LS | India News – Times of India
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Congress to corner govt on Covid, Rafale, price rise in Parl session; Adhir to continue as leader in LS | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Congress will seek to corner the government on the issues of Covid mismanagement, border disputes with China, farmers' agitation, the Rafale deal and fuel prices in the upcoming session of Parliament, with party leaders Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Mallikarjun Kharge leading the charge in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha respectively. Sources said the issues to be raised during the monsoon session of Parliament starting July 19 were discussed at a meeting of the Congress parliamentary strategy group on Wednesday, which was chaired by party chief Sonia Gandhi and attended by former prime minister Manmohan Singh and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi. The leaders also decided to raise the issues of unemployment, price rise and the condition of the economy during the mons...
West Indies call up Hosein, Sinclair to face Australia | Cricket News – Times of India
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West Indies call up Hosein, Sinclair to face Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

GROS-ISLET (Saint Lucia): Spinners Akeal Hosein and Kevin Sinclair have been drafted into the West Indies squad for the last two T20s against Australia, the selection committee announced on Wednesday. Left-arm spinner Hosein and off-spinner Sinclair come into the squad as replacements for Shimron Hetmyer and Obed McCoy, who have minor injuries. West Indies have already won the first three matches to hold an unassailable lead in the five-match series. West Indies have an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match CG Insurance Series. "We took the decision to rest players who have picked up some niggles and give opportunities to other players in the squad," said lead selector Roger Harper. "The team has played really well to win the first three matches and the series they have played good cr...
Sikh man moves court; says wife, kin trying to convert him, minor son
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Sikh man moves court; says wife, kin trying to convert him, minor son

A 36-year-old Sikh man has filed a civil suit in the Chandigarh district courts seeking directions to restrain his Muslim wife and her relatives from forcibly converting him and his minor son to Islam. The court of Rasveen Kaur, Civil Judge (Junior Division), has issued a notice to the defendants for July 20. The plaintiff, who is a resident of Chandigarh, has submitted that he is Sikh by religion and by birth while his wife and in-laws are Muslim by birth. The plaintiff’s counsel, advocate Dikshit Arora, has submitted in the petition that he met his would-be wife in 2008 while working in an office in Chandigarh, where he was a store incharge and she was a salesgirl. The two became friends and she proposed to him. He said no because they came from different religions. Howe...
8 hours at airport as Indian sailors land in Tokyo
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8 hours at airport as Indian sailors land in Tokyo

A TEDIOUS bureaucratic process lasting hours, a Covid test and a ‘technology check’ — the first Indian team to touch down in Tokyo for the Olympics got a taste of what the new normal is like at the Games. The six-member sailing team, comprising four sailors and two coaches, took a little more than eight hours to complete the entire process at Tokyo’s Haneda airport Tuesday before they could finally leave for their hotel. It was unusually long, but not unexpected. Following a meeting last week between Chef de Missions from all countries and the organising committee, Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra had warned the country’s 227-strong contingent to be prepared for delays. The contingent learnt that several countries had to wait up to four hours for the immi...
8 hours at airport as Indian sailors land in Tokyo
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8 hours at airport as Indian sailors land in Tokyo

A TEDIOUS bureaucratic process lasting hours, a Covid test and a ‘technology check’ — the first Indian team to touch down in Tokyo for the Olympics got a taste of what the new normal is like at the Games. The six-member sailing team, comprising four sailors and two coaches, took a little more than eight hours to complete the entire process at Tokyo’s Haneda airport Tuesday before they could finally leave for their hotel. It was unusually long, but not unexpected. Following a meeting last week between Chef de Missions from all countries and the organising committee, Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra had warned the country’s 227-strong contingent to be prepared for delays. The contingent learnt that several countries had to wait up to four hours for the immi...
Uttarakhand relaxes land use clause, way for BJP HQ cleared
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Uttarakhand relaxes land use clause, way for BJP HQ cleared

THE Uttarakhand government Wednesday cleared a proposal allowing development authorities to permit construction of offices of ‘national political parties’ on land meant for ‘residential use’, effectively clearing the way for a new state headquarters for the BJP. So far, as per the zonal plan in the Dehradun Master Plan-2025, office buildings of only local bodies, state and Central government and public enterprises were permitted on land marked ‘residential’ after approval from the development authority concerned. Asked whether the change was meant for the BJP office, Subodh Uniyal, the Minister for Agriculture and spokesperson for the newly sworn Pushkar Singh Dhami government, said, “Now, all national parties have been included in that category (providing for exemptions). ...
Centre’s letter to Apple asking for IT Rules compliance withdrawn
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Centre’s letter to Apple asking for IT Rules compliance withdrawn

Following the implementation of the Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code — commonly called the IT Rules — on May 26, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is learnt to have written to Apple India seeking details on compliance with the new rules, specifically with respect to the US tech major’s proprietary messaging service. The letter, however, was later withdrawn after the government reached an understanding that Apple’s iMessage would not be considered a ‘social media intermediary’ as it was not “primarily or solely” an instant messaging service provider for enabling interaction between two or more users, sources told The Indian Express. Neither Apple nor the IT Ministry responded to queries seeking to know whether iMessage fell u...
Jaishankar: Talks only answer… Afghanistan future can’t be its past
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Jaishankar: Talks only answer… Afghanistan future can’t be its past

Reflecting the urgency and concern over the developing situation in Afghanistan, India Wednesday said the world is “against seizure of power by violence and force”, and “peace negotiations in earnest are the only answer”. This was spelt out by S Jaishankar at the meeting of foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), in Dushanbe Wednesday. Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov (Russia), Wang Yi (China) and Shah Mahmood Qureshi (Pakistan) were present at the meeting, among others. Spoke at the FMM of SCO this morning at Dushanbe. Afghanistan, public health and economic recovery are pressing issues. Combating terrorism and extremism is the key purpose of SCO. Must stop terror financing and deter digital facilitation. pic.twitter.com/s82FdOfvCR — Dr. S. Jaisha...
Euro 2020 final ‘could have been abandoned’: Police | Football News – Times of India
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Euro 2020 final ‘could have been abandoned’: Police | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: London's Metropolitan Police on Wednesday defended their handling of Sunday's hooliganism-tainted Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium and said the showpiece event might have been abandoned without their intervention. Senior officer Jane Connors said the Met had planned extensively for the match and deployed specially-trained public-order officers who subdued the ticketless supporters trying to enter the stadium. "I do not accept the policing operation failed and I stand by the difficult decisions made by police officers and the Met's public order commanders," said the deputy assistant commissioner. "Without their immediate intervention, it is possible this game could have been abandoned." The Met and under-pressure commissioner Cressida Dick have been criticised for their handlin...
Kanwar Yatra on in UP, matter of faith, tradition…our Covid handling strong: Jai Pratap Singh
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Kanwar Yatra on in UP, matter of faith, tradition…our Covid handling strong: Jai Pratap Singh

Hours after the Supreme Court called the UP government’s decision to allow the Kanwar Yatra amid the pandemic as “disturbing” and sought a response by Friday, UP Minister for Health and Family Welfare Jai Pratap Singh said Wednesday that the Yatra will be held because it is a matter of “faith” and “tradition”. On the top court taking suo motu cognisance of a report on the state government’s decision, Singh told The Indian Express: “We will give a reply when the hearing takes place. We will follow all guidelines and instructions given by the court. At the same time, it is a tradition and takes place every year, and we have allowed it because we strongly believe in our Covid management.” He said special arrangements will be made at primary health centres and community health ...
US: 2 women killed after small plane crashes into empty home
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US: 2 women killed after small plane crashes into empty home

California (US), Jul 15 (AP): Two women died when their small plane crashed into an empty home in a luxury gated community in the hills of Northern California, relatives said Wednesday. Mary Ellen Carlin of Pacific Grove was flying the plane Tuesday, and Alice Diane Emig of Rancho Cordova and her dog, Toby, were on board, Emig's family told Monterey Bay-area news station KSBW-TV. The twin-engine Cessna 421 crashed into the home in the gated community about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the city of Monterey shortly after departing from Monterey Regional Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The crash sparked a fire in the house that spread to nearby bushes, but crews got it under control Tuesday. Carlin, the owner of the plane and a flight instruct...
WTC 2021-2023: India to host Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Australia; tour England, South Africa, Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India
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WTC 2021-2023: India to host Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Australia; tour England, South Africa, Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India will once again not play Pakistan in the second cycle of World Test Championship with three away tours lined up in the next two years, starting with the England series next month. As per rule, each of the nine nations in the World Test Championship calendar play against six nations of their choice and in the 2021-2023 cycle, India will play Sri Lanka instead of West Indies, whom they played in 2017 during the inaugural edition. While the August 4 start of the five-Test series against England kicks off India's WTC campaign, they will also tour South Africa between December 2021 to January 2022 and an away series against Bangladesh in November 2022. The biggest series apart from England away Tests will be the marquee four Tests against Australia at home between September and ...
CCI rejects anti-competitive conduct charges against Uber
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CCI rejects anti-competitive conduct charges against Uber

The Competition regulator on Wednesday dismissed allegations of antitrust violations against cab aggregator Uber levelled by Meru, noting that the former is not a dominant player in the market. Meru had alleged that low prices charged to customers and high incentives offered to drivers by Uber were aimed at eliminating competition. Meru had also alleged that Uber had entered into exclusivity contracts with drivers to prevent them from working with other taxi operators. “… despite the alleged practices of Uber, which have been argued to be anti-competitive, Ola has grown in the market in almost equal measure. The competitive constraints posed by Ola and Uber on each other outweigh the anti-competitive effects alleged by Meru,” the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said i...
Weight loss story: “I followed low-carb Intermittent Fasting to lose 31 kilos”  | The Times of India
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Weight loss story: “I followed low-carb Intermittent Fasting to lose 31 kilos” | The Times of India

The regime I follow involves running (8-10 kilometres done 5 days a week), body weight and strength training exercises like squats, pull-ups, crunches etc.Never forget rest days, that's when the body repairs itself.Fitness secrets I unveiled:1)Don’t skip cardio, it does wonders not only for weight loss but for overall well being2) Strike a balance on calories too, if u want to enjoy a slice of cake for dinner, have 2 chapatis less.3) Intermittent fasting helps a lot.4) Do Not listen to people who tell you to quit fats.5) Keep a note of how your body reacts to new foods or diets, improvise accordingly. Source link
Wobbly demand dampens fuel scheme: Major cos give it a miss
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Wobbly demand dampens fuel scheme: Major cos give it a miss

AN UNCERTAIN demand scenario has put off major players from applying for fuel marketing licences, under the relaxed norms for entry into retail fuel marketing, according to government sources. The Indian Express has learnt that only eight firms have applied for marketing licences under the relaxed norms, notified in October 2019,of which six have been approved. Adani-Total Fuels Marketing Ltd, which had indicated that it would apply under the new norms, has also not applied. Saudi Arabia’s national oil company, Saudi Aramco, and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, which were also considering jointly entering the fuel retail space in India, have not applied. Experts said uncertainty around demand for fuel during the Covid pandemic may have been a factor behind major companie...
After bad hiccups, Bolsonaro may need intestinal surgery
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After bad hiccups, Bolsonaro may need intestinal surgery

Rio De Janeiro, Jul 15 (AP): Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has suffered from a 10-day bout of unshakable hiccups, was admitted Wednesday to a hospital where he was being evaluated for possible emergency surgery to clear an intestinal obstruction, his office said. Bolsonaro, 66, was admitted to the Armed Forces Hospital in Brasilia early in the morning and was “feeling well,” according to an initial statement that said doctors were examining his persistent hiccups. But hours later, the president's office said Dr. Antonio Luiz Macedo, the surgeon who operated on Bolsonaro after he was stabbed in the abdomen during the 2018 presidential campaign, decided to transfer him to Sao Paulo, where he will undergo additional tests to evaluate the need for an emergency...