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Govt plans slew of bills in Monsoon session; opposition to corner it over Covid management, fuel price, farmers’ stir | India News – Times of India
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Govt plans slew of bills in Monsoon session; opposition to corner it over Covid management, fuel price, farmers’ stir | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The government has readied a big legislative agenda for the Monsoon session of Parliament beginning Monday even as the opposition is raring to corner the ruling dispensation over a host of issues including handling of the second wave of Covid-19, rise in fuel prices and farmers' stir. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday told an all-party meeting that the government was ready for a healthy and meaningful discussion on various issues in Parliament, according to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi. An official statement later said the prime minister told the floor leaders that according to the country's traditions of healthy democracy, issues concerning the people should be raised in an amicable manner and the government should be given an opportunity to respond to t...
Debutant Morikawa holds off Spieth to win British Open | Golf News – Times of India
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Debutant Morikawa holds off Spieth to win British Open | Golf News – Times of India

SANDWICH (United Kingdom): Debutant Collin Morikawa held off a charge from Jordan Spieth to win the 149th British Open by two shots after a scintillating Sunday's action at Royal St. George's. At just 24, Morikawa claimed his second major thanks to a bogey-free round of 66 to finish on 15 under par. The American had never even played in links conditions until last week's Scottish Open when he tied for 71st, the worst finish of his professional career. But the world number four showed no sign of inexperience as he revelled in the sweltering conditions as temperatures hit 30 degrees celsius in Sandwich on England's south-east coast. Overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen's bogey at the fourth allowed Morikawa to move into a share of the lead and he never looked back after a two-shot swing at t...
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US: Fmr Louisiana Guv Edwards carried to funeral site

Baton Rouge (US), Jul 19 (AP): Bagpipes played as an honour guard carried the flag-draped casket bearing the body of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards down the steps of Louisiana's towering state Capitol on Sunday and loaded it onto a horse-drawn carriage for transport to his funeral site. The four-term former governor, died at his home in Gonzales last Monday at age 93 after placing himself in hospice care following bouts with respiratory illness. His body lay in honour on Saturday at the Capitol, where members of the public were allowed to file by. The Southern University marching band was part of a procession that carried the body from the 34-story Capitol built in the 1930s, on a nearly mile-long route to the Old State Capitol, a 19th Century structure, whe...
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US: Fmr Louisiana Guv Edwards carried to funeral site

Baton Rouge (US), Jul 19 (AP): Bagpipes played as an honour guard carried the flag-draped casket bearing the body of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards down the steps of Louisiana's towering state Capitol on Sunday and loaded it onto a horse-drawn carriage for transport to his funeral site. The four-term former governor, died at his home in Gonzales last Monday at age 93 after placing himself in hospice care following bouts with respiratory illness. His body lay in honour on Saturday at the Capitol, where members of the public were allowed to file by. The Southern University marching band was part of a procession that carried the body from the 34-story Capitol built in the 1930s, on a nearly mile-long route to the Old State Capitol, a 19th Century structure, whe...
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US: Fmr Louisiana Guv Edwards carried to funeral site

Baton Rouge (US), Jul 19 (AP): Bagpipes played as an honour guard carried the flag-draped casket bearing the body of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards down the steps of Louisiana's towering state Capitol on Sunday and loaded it onto a horse-drawn carriage for transport to his funeral site. The four-term former governor, died at his home in Gonzales last Monday at age 93 after placing himself in hospice care following bouts with respiratory illness. His body lay in honour on Saturday at the Capitol, where members of the public were allowed to file by. The Southern University marching band was part of a procession that carried the body from the 34-story Capitol built in the 1930s, on a nearly mile-long route to the Old State Capitol, a 19th Century structure, whe...
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US: Fmr Louisiana Guv Edwards carried to funeral site

Baton Rouge (US), Jul 19 (AP): Bagpipes played as an honour guard carried the flag-draped casket bearing the body of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards down the steps of Louisiana's towering state Capitol on Sunday and loaded it onto a horse-drawn carriage for transport to his funeral site. The four-term former governor, died at his home in Gonzales last Monday at age 93 after placing himself in hospice care following bouts with respiratory illness. His body lay in honour on Saturday at the Capitol, where members of the public were allowed to file by. The Southern University marching band was part of a procession that carried the body from the 34-story Capitol built in the 1930s, on a nearly mile-long route to the Old State Capitol, a 19th Century structure, whe...
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US: Fmr Louisiana Guv Edwards carried to funeral site

Baton Rouge (US), Jul 19 (AP): Bagpipes played as an honour guard carried the flag-draped casket bearing the body of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards down the steps of Louisiana's towering state Capitol on Sunday and loaded it onto a horse-drawn carriage for transport to his funeral site. The four-term former governor, died at his home in Gonzales last Monday at age 93 after placing himself in hospice care following bouts with respiratory illness. His body lay in honour on Saturday at the Capitol, where members of the public were allowed to file by. The Southern University marching band was part of a procession that carried the body from the 34-story Capitol built in the 1930s, on a nearly mile-long route to the Old State Capitol, a 19th Century structure, whe...
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US: Fmr Louisiana Guv Edwards carried to funeral site

Baton Rouge (US), Jul 19 (AP): Bagpipes played as an honour guard carried the flag-draped casket bearing the body of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards down the steps of Louisiana's towering state Capitol on Sunday and loaded it onto a horse-drawn carriage for transport to his funeral site. The four-term former governor, died at his home in Gonzales last Monday at age 93 after placing himself in hospice care following bouts with respiratory illness. His body lay in honour on Saturday at the Capitol, where members of the public were allowed to file by. The Southern University marching band was part of a procession that carried the body from the 34-story Capitol built in the 1930s, on a nearly mile-long route to the Old State Capitol, a 19th Century structure, whe...
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US: Fmr Louisiana Guv Edwards carried to funeral site

Baton Rouge (US), Jul 19 (AP): Bagpipes played as an honour guard carried the flag-draped casket bearing the body of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards down the steps of Louisiana's towering state Capitol on Sunday and loaded it onto a horse-drawn carriage for transport to his funeral site. The four-term former governor, died at his home in Gonzales last Monday at age 93 after placing himself in hospice care following bouts with respiratory illness. His body lay in honour on Saturday at the Capitol, where members of the public were allowed to file by. The Southern University marching band was part of a procession that carried the body from the 34-story Capitol built in the 1930s, on a nearly mile-long route to the Old State Capitol, a 19th Century structure, whe...
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US: Fmr Louisiana Guv Edwards carried to funeral site

Baton Rouge (US), Jul 19 (AP): Bagpipes played as an honour guard carried the flag-draped casket bearing the body of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards down the steps of Louisiana's towering state Capitol on Sunday and loaded it onto a horse-drawn carriage for transport to his funeral site. The four-term former governor, died at his home in Gonzales last Monday at age 93 after placing himself in hospice care following bouts with respiratory illness. His body lay in honour on Saturday at the Capitol, where members of the public were allowed to file by. The Southern University marching band was part of a procession that carried the body from the 34-story Capitol built in the 1930s, on a nearly mile-long route to the Old State Capitol, a 19th Century structure, whe...
No common entrance test for admission in central universities this year: UGC | India News – Times of India
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No common entrance test for admission in central universities this year: UGC | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In view of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Sunday notified that the admission process in the Central Universities, during the academic session 2021-22, will continue as per past practice. UGC further added that the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) may be implemented from academic session 2022-23. On Friday, UGC had directed the colleges that the admissions to first-year courses for the session 2021-22 should be completed no later than September 30 and the academic session must commence on October 1, 2021. As per guidelines of UGC guideline on examination, the current academic session 2020-21 the Terminal Semester/ Final Year Examinations (2020-2021) be compulsorily conducted in offline (pen & paper)/ online/ ble...
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Tick, tick, tick… boom

If the tip of a fencing blade travels at the speed of sound, Bhavani Devi’s thoughts process at the speed of light. The dizzying pace at which a point is played out means the first Indian fencing Olympian has to make what seem like a million calculations in a millisecond: scrutinise the opponent’s position, read the movements and plot her own strategy. If she waits for the moment when the weapons are brandished, it’s too late. So, Bhavani sizes up her opponent while she lunges, by a mere glance. “We can take the hint from the position of the opponent’s weapon whether they are keeping it low, to the right, or to the left so in that way we can predict where they are trying to finish their attack or where they are ready to make the defence or the parry,” Bhavani says. The move...
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Tick, tick, tick… boom

If the tip of a fencing blade travels at the speed of sound, Bhavani Devi’s thoughts process at the speed of light. The dizzying pace at which a point is played out means the first Indian fencing Olympian has to make what seem like a million calculations in a millisecond: scrutinise the opponent’s position, read the movements and plot her own strategy. If she waits for the moment when the weapons are brandished, it’s too late. So, Bhavani sizes up her opponent while she lunges, by a mere glance. “We can take the hint from the position of the opponent’s weapon whether they are keeping it low, to the right, or to the left so in that way we can predict where they are trying to finish their attack or where they are ready to make the defence or the parry,” Bhavani says. The move...
2nd T20I: Spinners shine as England beat Pakistan to level series 1-1 | Cricket News – Times of India
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2nd T20I: Spinners shine as England beat Pakistan to level series 1-1 | Cricket News – Times of India

LEEDS (United Kingdom): England's stand-in skipper Jos Buttler top-scored with 59 before their spinners ripped through the Pakistan batting unit to seal a 45-run win in the second Twenty20 International and level the series at 1-1 on Sunday. Chasing 201 runs to win at Headingley, Pakistan's openers made a bright start with the bat but lost their way after England fast bowler Saqib Mahmood dismissed captain Babar Azam (22) in the sixth over. England tightened their grip in the middle overs as leg-spinner Adil Rashid removed Mohammad Rizwan and Sohaib Maqsood in his second spell. Off-spinner Moeen Ali removed Mohammad Hafeez and Fakhar Zaman cheaply as Pakistan were left tottering at 95-5. GET IN 💪 We keep the series alive!Scorecard/clips: https://t.co/QjGshVmnbm🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #ENGvPAK 🇵🇰 https:...
Tadej Pogacar wins second consecutive Tour de France title | More sports News – Times of India
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Tadej Pogacar wins second consecutive Tour de France title | More sports News – Times of India

PARIS: Slovenian Tadej Pogacar claimed a second successive Tour de France title after Sunday's 21st and final stage, which was won by Belgian Wout van Aert on the Champs Elysees. Pogacar, 22, is the youngest rider to wear the overall leader's yellow jersey at the end of the race for two years running. The UAE Emirates rider also won the white jersey for the best Under-25 rider and the polka-dot jersey for the mountains classification after a dominant performance throughout. Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard took second place overall with Ecuador's Richard Carapaz in third. Pogacar now heads to Tokyo for the Olympics, where he will be among the favourites for the road race next Saturday. After a processional ride to Paris, multiple attacks took place in the eight laps around the finishing line ...
Pegasus spyware used to hack phones of journalists, politicians in India: Report | India News – Times of India
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Pegasus spyware used to hack phones of journalists, politicians in India: Report | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A military-grade spyware Pegasus, licensed by an Israeli firm NSO Group, was used to hack phones belonging to journalists, human rights activists, business executives and politicians, an investigation by a group of 17 media organisations has revealed. More than 50,000 smartphone numbers appear on a list of phones concentrated in countries known to engage in surveillance on their citizens and also known to have been clients of NSO Group. The leaked database of numbers was accessed by Paris-based media nonprofit Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International and shared with several news organisations as part of a collaborative investigation called the ‘Pegasus Project’. Amnesty’s Security Lab examined 67 smartphones where attacks were suspected. Of those, 23 were successfully infe...
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Madhya Pradesh plans bridge module as studies show students far behind grade

IT WASN’T easy but Sitaram Dewar, 40, a farmer owning 10 acres in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, put together some money to buy a mobile phone last year so that his daughter Neetu, entering Class 9, and son Ashish, a grade younger, could follow the online classes being conducted by their government schools. Still, to Dewar’s worry, Ashish is now struggling in basic math, which he once excelled at. After a study across five states by the Azim Premji Foundation confirmed findings of its own Rajya Shiksha Kendra regarding the alarming regression in learning among students over the year of the pandemic and school shutdowns, the Madhya Pradesh government is set to roll out a course to make up the gap. Starting August 1, a basic learning module, split into three parts, would ...
Prithvi, Ishan finished the game in first 15 overs only: Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India
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Prithvi, Ishan finished the game in first 15 overs only: Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: India captain Shikhar Dhawan on Sunday said he thoroughly enjoyed watching from the non-striker's end his younger partners toying with the Sri Lankan bowlers in the first ODI here, saying they "finished the game" in the first 15 overs only. India mauled the hosts by seven wickets with plenty of overs to spare to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. "Absolutely, all our boys, most of them have played earlier and they are very matured and aggressive as well. The way they played the game today was tremendous. And I was very happy with their efforts," Dhawan said at the post-match presentation. Opting to bat, Sri Lanka were restricted to 262 for nine, with pacer Deepak Chahar (2/37), and spinners Kuldeep Yadav (2/48) and Yuzvendra Chahal (2/52) picking two wickets each. India...
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West Bengal: No district reports more than two Covid deaths in state, cases up by 801

The state’s overall Covid count rose to 15,18181 as 801 more people tested positive for the virus on Sunday. Eleven more patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative toll to 17,999. However, none of the districts recorded more than two deaths in the last 24 hours. Purba Bardhaman, Hooghly and North 24 Parganas recorded two deaths each. The state’s active caseload currently stands at 13,111, 222 less from Saturday’s count. Currently, 11,036 Covid patients are in home isolation and 538 are lodged in safe homes. A total of 1,012 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s overall discharge rate to 97.95 percent. As many as 51,316 samples were tested of which 1.56 percent tested Covid positive. The cumulative figure of people...
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West Bengal: No district reports more than two Covid deaths in state, cases up by 801

The state’s overall Covid count rose to 15,18181 as 801 more people tested positive for the virus on Sunday. Eleven more patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative toll to 17,999. However, none of the districts recorded more than two deaths in the last 24 hours. Purba Bardhaman, Hooghly and North 24 Parganas recorded two deaths each. The state’s active caseload currently stands at 13,111, 222 less from Saturday’s count. Currently, 11,036 Covid patients are in home isolation and 538 are lodged in safe homes. A total of 1,012 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s overall discharge rate to 97.95 percent. As many as 51,316 samples were tested of which 1.56 percent tested Covid positive. The cumulative figure of people...