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Extreme weather fuels Oregon wildfires; outside help sought – Times of India

PORTLAND: The threat of thunderstorms and lightning has prompted officials in fire-ravaged Oregon to ask for help from outside the Pacific Northwest to prepare for additional blazes as many resources are already devoted to a massive forest fire. The 569-square-mile (1,474 square kilometers) Bootleg Fire is burning 300 miles (483 kilometers) southeast of Portland in and around the Fremont-Winema National Forest, a vast expanse of old-growth forest, lakes and wildlife refuges. Evacuations and property losses have been minimal compared with much smaller blazes in densely populated areas of California. But eyeing how the Bootleg Fire - fueled by extreme weather - keeps growing by miles each day, officials with the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in southwest Oregon are asking for mor...
2nd ODI: Deepak Chahar scripts India’s series-sealing win over Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India
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2nd ODI: Deepak Chahar scripts India’s series-sealing win over Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Tail-ender Deepak Chahar brought India back from the dead with a steely 69 off 82 balls and script the visiting team's series-sealing victory in the second ODI against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Chasing 276, India were down and out at 193 for seven before Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19 not out off 28) forged an unbeaten 84-run stand to seal a memorable win for the visitors who extended their record of not losing an ODI on Sri Lanka soil since 2012. Scorecard | As it happenedA struggling Sri Lankan outfit badly needed a morale-boosting win but has only itself to blame for not finishing the job from a commanding position. Chahar, whose highest score before this game was 12, showed remarkable resolve and composure under pressure to take his team over the line with five balls to spare...
Travel

West Bengal: 100% clear Madhyamik in new evaluation system

The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) on Tuesday declared the results of Madhyamik (class 10 board) examination, with a record 100 per cent pass percentage. This year’s Madhyamik examination could not be held due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation. The evaluation of papers was based on a candidate’s performance in the 2019 class 9 exam and an internal assessment of every subject in class 10 on a 50:50 basis. Addressing a news conference, WBBSE president Kalyanmoy Ganguly announced that the 100 per cent pass percentage is an all-time record. “Last year’s pass percentage was 86.34%. This year, 90% of the students secured more than 60% or more marks in the new evaluation method. This year, the highest marks obtained is 697 (out of 700). A total of 79 candidates ...
Politics

Two BJP workers, their PSOs held for faking militant attack in Kupwara

J&K POLICE have arrested two BJP workers and their two personal security officers (PSOs) for allegedly faking a militant attack in Kupwara district last week. The BJP workers had faked the attack to get enhanced security, the police said on Tuesday. Ishfaq Ahmad Mir, the party’s IT cell in charge for Kupwara, had faked the attack in connivance with party’s district spokesperson Basharat Ahmad and the PSOs, the police said. The BJP said it has suspended Ishfaq’s father Mohammad Shafi Mir, who is the party district president for Kupwara, till the probe into the matter is over. A senior police officer told The Indian Express, “We are coming up with full details of the incident in a day or two.” Late on July 16 evening, there were reports of a militant attack on Ishfaq whil...
Politics

Two BJP workers, their PSOs held for faking militant attack in Kupwara

J&K POLICE have arrested two BJP workers and their two personal security officers (PSOs) for allegedly faking a militant attack in Kupwara district last week. The BJP workers had faked the attack to get enhanced security, the police said on Tuesday. Ishfaq Ahmad Mir, the party’s IT cell in charge for Kupwara, had faked the attack in connivance with party’s district spokesperson Basharat Ahmad and the PSOs, the police said. The BJP said it has suspended Ishfaq’s father Mohammad Shafi Mir, who is the party district president for Kupwara, till the probe into the matter is over. A senior police officer told The Indian Express, “We are coming up with full details of the incident in a day or two.” Late on July 16 evening, there were reports of a militant attack on Ishfaq whil...
Four Covid vaccine candidates in human trial stage, one in pre-clinical stage: Govt | India News – Times of India
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Four Covid vaccine candidates in human trial stage, one in pre-clinical stage: Govt | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Four Covid-19 vaccine candidates are at different stages of human trials, while one, developed by Genique Life Sciences, is in the advanced pre-clinical stage, science and technology minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday. In a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Singh said Cadila Healthcare Ltd's DNA-based vaccine candidate is in phase three clinical trial and it has submitted the interim data for emergency use authorisation. Biological E Ltd's vaccine candidate and Bharat Biotech International Ltd's adeno intranasal vaccine candidate are in phase three clinical trials, while Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd mRNA-vaccine candidate is in phase one clinical trial, Singh said. Gurgaon-based Genique Life Sciences Pvt Ltd's vaccine candidate is in the advanced pre-c...
Business

Myanmar’s military again seeks to replace its UN ambassador

United Nations, Jul 21 (AP): Myanmar's military rulers are again seeking to replace the country's ambassador to the United Nations, who opposed their February 1 ouster of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and takeover of the government.Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin says in a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that he has appointed Aung Thurein, who left the military this year after 26 years, as Myanmar's UN ambassador. A copy of the letter was obtained on Tuesday by The Associated Press.Lwin said in an accompanying letter that Kyaw Moe Tun, Myanmar's currently recognised UN ambassador, "has been terminated on February 27, 2021, due to abuses of his assigned duty and mandate".In a dramatic speech to a General Assembly meeting on Myanmar on February 26 ...
Gaming

Cong confused about what it wants, its direction, says Sena

Days after Congress MP Rahul Gandhi remarked that those who were afraid of facing the reality and the BJP were free to leave the party, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday, while agreeing with Rahul, said it needs to be seen whether the Congress has a factory to produce courageous workers. The Congress is confused about what it wants and the direction it wants to take, said an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana. “Congress had dedicated workers who worked hard for the party. Now it does not have such people in many states. Rahul Gandhi said that people who are afraid do not have any place in the party. This is right. But it needs to be seen whether Congress has a factory to produce courageous workers,” said the editorial. It added that Congress’s contribution to the freedom movement ...
Gaming

Cong confused about what it wants, its direction, says Sena

Days after Congress MP Rahul Gandhi remarked that those who were afraid of facing the reality and the BJP were free to leave the party, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday, while agreeing with Rahul, said it needs to be seen whether the Congress has a factory to produce courageous workers. The Congress is confused about what it wants and the direction it wants to take, said an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana. “Congress had dedicated workers who worked hard for the party. Now it does not have such people in many states. Rahul Gandhi said that people who are afraid do not have any place in the party. This is right. But it needs to be seen whether Congress has a factory to produce courageous workers,” said the editorial. It added that Congress’s contribution to the freedom movement ...
Practice Match: KL Rahul ‘warms up’ with fine hundred but top-order fails to utilise game time | Cricket News – Times of India
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Practice Match: KL Rahul ‘warms up’ with fine hundred but top-order fails to utilise game time | Cricket News – Times of India

DURHAM: KL Rahul gave a timely reminder to the Indian team management with a sublime first-class hundred against County Select XI on the opening day of the warm-up game on Tuesday. The Indian team, without its regular skipper Virat Kohli (back niggle) and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane (hamstring injury), ended the day at 306 for 9 despite early hiccups, thanks to Rahul's 101 off 150 balls following which he was "retired out". His innings had 11 fours and a six. Ravindra Jadeja (75 off 146 balls) also played his part to perfection during the 127-run fifth wicket stand with Rahul after the top-order failed to make optimal use of proper game time. CENTURY @klrahul11 💯A brilliant innings 👏🇮🇳Live Stream ➡️ https://t.co/ZsCqJdCEX1#CountyXIvIndia @BCCI https://t.co/4Ffzd5wnEP— Durham Cricket (@Dur...
Politics

Cost of putting Pegasus in phones runs into crores

The cost of deploying a spyware like Pegasus is, even by conservative estimates, rather steep. According to estimates based on documents on the NSO Group’s commercial proposal acquired by The New York Times in 2016, the Israeli spyware maker priced its surveillance tools on a par with traditional software companies — $500,000 installation fee, followed by $650,000 to spy on 10 iPhones or Android users; $500,000 for five BlackBerry users; or $300,000 for five Symbian users. Further surveillance targets, according to the report, required the client to pay an additional fee — $800,000 for 100 extra targets; $500,000 for 50 extra targets; or $150,000 for 20 extra targets. In addition, NSO also charged an annual system maintenance fee of 17 per cent of the total cost every year ...
Politics

Cost of putting Pegasus in phones runs into crores

The cost of deploying a spyware like Pegasus is, even by conservative estimates, rather steep. According to estimates based on documents on the NSO Group’s commercial proposal acquired by The New York Times in 2016, the Israeli spyware maker priced its surveillance tools on a par with traditional software companies — $500,000 installation fee, followed by $650,000 to spy on 10 iPhones or Android users; $500,000 for five BlackBerry users; or $300,000 for five Symbian users. Further surveillance targets, according to the report, required the client to pay an additional fee — $800,000 for 100 extra targets; $500,000 for 50 extra targets; or $150,000 for 20 extra targets. In addition, NSO also charged an annual system maintenance fee of 17 per cent of the total cost every year ...
Politics

Cost of putting Pegasus in phones runs into crores

The cost of deploying a spyware like Pegasus is, even by conservative estimates, rather steep. According to estimates based on documents on the NSO Group’s commercial proposal acquired by The New York Times in 2016, the Israeli spyware maker priced its surveillance tools on a par with traditional software companies — $500,000 installation fee, followed by $650,000 to spy on 10 iPhones or Android users; $500,000 for five BlackBerry users; or $300,000 for five Symbian users. Further surveillance targets, according to the report, required the client to pay an additional fee — $800,000 for 100 extra targets; $500,000 for 50 extra targets; or $150,000 for 20 extra targets. In addition, NSO also charged an annual system maintenance fee of 17 per cent of the total cost every year ...
Politics

Cost of putting Pegasus in phones runs into crores

The cost of deploying a spyware like Pegasus is, even by conservative estimates, rather steep. According to estimates based on documents on the NSO Group’s commercial proposal acquired by The New York Times in 2016, the Israeli spyware maker priced its surveillance tools on a par with traditional software companies — $500,000 installation fee, followed by $650,000 to spy on 10 iPhones or Android users; $500,000 for five BlackBerry users; or $300,000 for five Symbian users. Further surveillance targets, according to the report, required the client to pay an additional fee — $800,000 for 100 extra targets; $500,000 for 50 extra targets; or $150,000 for 20 extra targets. In addition, NSO also charged an annual system maintenance fee of 17 per cent of the total cost every year ...
Politics

Cost of putting Pegasus in phones runs into crores

The cost of deploying a spyware like Pegasus is, even by conservative estimates, rather steep. According to estimates based on documents on the NSO Group’s commercial proposal acquired by The New York Times in 2016, the Israeli spyware maker priced its surveillance tools on a par with traditional software companies — $500,000 installation fee, followed by $650,000 to spy on 10 iPhones or Android users; $500,000 for five BlackBerry users; or $300,000 for five Symbian users. Further surveillance targets, according to the report, required the client to pay an additional fee — $800,000 for 100 extra targets; $500,000 for 50 extra targets; or $150,000 for 20 extra targets. In addition, NSO also charged an annual system maintenance fee of 17 per cent of the total cost every year ...
Politics

Cost of putting Pegasus in phones runs into crores

The cost of deploying a spyware like Pegasus is, even by conservative estimates, rather steep. According to estimates based on documents on the NSO Group’s commercial proposal acquired by The New York Times in 2016, the Israeli spyware maker priced its surveillance tools on a par with traditional software companies — $500,000 installation fee, followed by $650,000 to spy on 10 iPhones or Android users; $500,000 for five BlackBerry users; or $300,000 for five Symbian users. Further surveillance targets, according to the report, required the client to pay an additional fee — $800,000 for 100 extra targets; $500,000 for 50 extra targets; or $150,000 for 20 extra targets. In addition, NSO also charged an annual system maintenance fee of 17 per cent of the total cost every year ...
Politics

Cost of putting Pegasus in phones runs into crores

The cost of deploying a spyware like Pegasus is, even by conservative estimates, rather steep. According to estimates based on documents on the NSO Group’s commercial proposal acquired by The New York Times in 2016, the Israeli spyware maker priced its surveillance tools on a par with traditional software companies — $500,000 installation fee, followed by $650,000 to spy on 10 iPhones or Android users; $500,000 for five BlackBerry users; or $300,000 for five Symbian users. Further surveillance targets, according to the report, required the client to pay an additional fee — $800,000 for 100 extra targets; $500,000 for 50 extra targets; or $150,000 for 20 extra targets. In addition, NSO also charged an annual system maintenance fee of 17 per cent of the total cost every year ...
Politics

Cost of putting Pegasus in phones runs into crores

The cost of deploying a spyware like Pegasus is, even by conservative estimates, rather steep. According to estimates based on documents on the NSO Group’s commercial proposal acquired by The New York Times in 2016, the Israeli spyware maker priced its surveillance tools on a par with traditional software companies — $500,000 installation fee, followed by $650,000 to spy on 10 iPhones or Android users; $500,000 for five BlackBerry users; or $300,000 for five Symbian users. Further surveillance targets, according to the report, required the client to pay an additional fee — $800,000 for 100 extra targets; $500,000 for 50 extra targets; or $150,000 for 20 extra targets. In addition, NSO also charged an annual system maintenance fee of 17 per cent of the total cost every year ...
Politics

Cost of putting Pegasus in phones runs into crores

The cost of deploying a spyware like Pegasus is, even by conservative estimates, rather steep. According to estimates based on documents on the NSO Group’s commercial proposal acquired by The New York Times in 2016, the Israeli spyware maker priced its surveillance tools on a par with traditional software companies — $500,000 installation fee, followed by $650,000 to spy on 10 iPhones or Android users; $500,000 for five BlackBerry users; or $300,000 for five Symbian users. Further surveillance targets, according to the report, required the client to pay an additional fee — $800,000 for 100 extra targets; $500,000 for 50 extra targets; or $150,000 for 20 extra targets. In addition, NSO also charged an annual system maintenance fee of 17 per cent of the total cost every year ...
Politics

Cost of putting Pegasus in phones runs into crores

The cost of deploying a spyware like Pegasus is, even by conservative estimates, rather steep. According to estimates based on documents on the NSO Group’s commercial proposal acquired by The New York Times in 2016, the Israeli spyware maker priced its surveillance tools on a par with traditional software companies — $500,000 installation fee, followed by $650,000 to spy on 10 iPhones or Android users; $500,000 for five BlackBerry users; or $300,000 for five Symbian users. Further surveillance targets, according to the report, required the client to pay an additional fee — $800,000 for 100 extra targets; $500,000 for 50 extra targets; or $150,000 for 20 extra targets. In addition, NSO also charged an annual system maintenance fee of 17 per cent of the total cost every year ...