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Axed Channel 7 presenter Simon Reeve alleges network breached contract
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Axed Channel 7 presenter Simon Reeve alleges network breached contract

One week after Weekend Sunrise presenter Simon Reeve was dumped from Channel 7, he received an email from network chairman Kerry Stokes. The billionaire businessman referred to Reeve as having just “been made redundant”.“I’m so sorry,” Stokes said on July 3, according to court documents seen by news.com.au.That same day, Seven West Media chief operations officer Bruce McWilliam emailed Reeve to say he was “part of the DNA of this place since before I can remember”.In another email on July 16, he wrote: “You’ll leave a big hole as you’ve been part of the weekend line up for so long. Won’t be the same without you as you’re part of our DNA.”Reeve, 59, has worked with Seven on and off over the last four decades including providing Olympic Games commentary and as host of quiz show Million Do...
NIA: Searching for 2 Malda men with links to al-Qaeda
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NIA: Searching for 2 Malda men with links to al-Qaeda

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | September 22, 2020 11:35:49 am The NIA headquarters in New Delhi. (Express Photo/File)The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday claimed that two more people in West Bengal were indirectly working for al-Qaeda. They are residents of Malda district. On Saturday, the agency had arrested six suspected al-Qaeda terrorists from Murshidabad district. These two people under the scanner allegedly participated in a meeting with the other accused late on Thursday night in Murshidabad. Everyone dispersed the following day. “The two are now on the run and a search for them has started,” an official told PTI. According to sources, th...
Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune Coronavirus Live Updates: Maharashtra govt withdraws limit on oxygen use
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Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune Coronavirus Live Updates: Maharashtra govt withdraws limit on oxygen use

Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune coronavirus LIVE updates: Covid-19 tests at a Municipality dispensary in Nimoni Baug in Mumbai. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty) Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune coronavirus LIVE updates Currently, of daily 90,000 tests Maharashtra is conducting, RT-PCR contributes to two-third (50,000) and rapid antigen tests accounts for one-third. State plans to notch up from 90,000 to 1.50 lakh tests per day in a few days. For that, half of tests will have to be rapid antigen as capacity for RT-PCR is 80,000 in 166 laboratories. A shortage of testing kits has also put pressure on RT-PCR tests in multiple districts. In Beed, which can test 1,200 samples each day, a shortage of kits has forced the district to test only 200 samples per day and rely on rapid antigen for remaining ...
Centre trying to create famine through farm Bills: Mamata
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Centre trying to create famine through farm Bills: Mamata

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | September 22, 2020 6:13:36 am Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the TMC would hit the streets from Tuesday in protest against the suspension of eight Rajya Sabha MPs for their “unruly behaviour” during the passage of two farm Bills on “Black Sunday”. Banerjee accused the Centre of trying to create famine through these pieces of legislation. Addressing a press conference, Banerjee said, “What the MPs did was right and we are proud of them. The Centre is conspiring to take away land from farmers and farm labourers. The landlords are being given all the powers.” Sh...
Man dies after ute swept into floodwaters
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Man dies after ute swept into floodwaters

A man has died while trying to swim to safety after his car was swept off the road by floodwaters in the New South Wales outback.The 64-year-old man and his 37-year-old male passenger were travelling in a Mitsubishi Triton ute on Netley Rd, about 90 kilometres southwest of Broken Hill, about 5am on Sunday.The vehicle was “swept off the road by a flooded creek”, police said in a statement on Tuesday.The two men made it out of the vehicle.“However, during their attempts to swim to safety, the driver lost consciousness,” police said.“He was pulled to dry land by the passenger, however he died at the scene.”media_cameraThe man died in floodwaters on Sunday morning. Picture: Sjaan @MissToastie via TwitterMore than a month’s rain fell in Broken Hill in 15 minutes on Saturday. A report into th...
Jamia student alleges ‘mental harassment’ by jail authorities
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Jamia student alleges ‘mental harassment’ by jail authorities

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | September 22, 2020 5:23:05 am Over 53 people died and over 200 were injured after communal clashes broke out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control.Jamia student Gulfisha Fatima, arrested under the UAPA in connection with a Northeast Delhi riots case, told a Delhi court that she was “facing mental harassment by Tihar authorities”. Gulfisha was produced before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat along with Pinjra Tod members Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita. As ASJ Rawat was sorting out requests made by the lawyers on supply...
Steps afoot to fix Minto Bridge underpass flooding, PWD floats tender to hire consultant
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Steps afoot to fix Minto Bridge underpass flooding, PWD floats tender to hire consultant

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | September 22, 2020 5:18:21 am New Delhi: A DTC bus almost submerged at waterlogged Minto Bridge underpass after rains in New Delhi, Sunday, July 19, 2020. A tempo driver died due to drowning of his vehicle at the underpass. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav) (PTI19-07-2020_000019B)After years of waterlogging at the Minto Bridge underpass during monsoon, the Public Works Department (PWD) has floated a tender to hire a consultancy firm to help develop an independent drainage system for the area. This comes two months after a 56-year-old man drowned in the waterlogged underpass, following a spell of heavy rainfall in the city. Police had sa...
IIT Bombay launches website with focus on online content delivery
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IIT Bombay launches website with focus on online content delivery

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | September 22, 2020 3:52:24 am The festival is scheduled to be hosted in December, with online events having begun last month. (File)With the 24th edition of its annual ‘Techfest’ likely to be hosted online this year, IIT Bombay on Monday launched its website with a focus on “online content delivery”. “This edition’s website is unique since it is designed for online content delivery. People can watch their favorite lectures from our famous Online Lecture Series, which has more than 1 lakh views and access their favorite technological marvels from our riveting Virtual Exhibition Series, which has more than 25,000 views...
Mumbai: MNS leaders travel on local trains in protest
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Mumbai: MNS leaders travel on local trains in protest

Written by Neeraj Tiwari | Mumbai | September 22, 2020 3:44:26 am Local trains, Mumbai's lifeline, have been shut for commuters since March 21. (Representational)MNS leaders on Monday travelled in local trains as part of a protest to demand that ordinary people be also allowed to travel in them. Currently, only those who are essential services staff are allowed to travel in suburban trains. The party undertook the “savinay kaydebhang (civil disobedience) protest after repeated demands to allow the general public to travel in local trains. The MNS also protested outside several railway stations, including Diva, Thane, Vasai, Rabale, Panvel an...
The shows that dominated the Emmys
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The shows that dominated the Emmys

Not even a global pandemic could stop the 2020 Emmy Awards yesterday. Though the show itself looked different — with celebrities making acceptance speeches via video calls from the safety of their own homes — one thing stayed very much the same this year: HBO came out on top.Even without Game of Thrones, the 58-time Emmy winner that finished last year, HBO was still the big winner of the night, with its content airing locally on streaming service Binge, as well as Foxtel.The premium network took home a grand total of 30 Emmy Awards, and 11 telecast Emmys, which was more than any other streaming service or network.Watchmen took home the most wins for the network with 11 awards, followed by Succession with 7, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver with 4, and Euphoria with 3. (You can find th...
Kangana Ranaut denies charges of ‘illegal alterations’ in Bandra office
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Kangana Ranaut denies charges of ‘illegal alterations’ in Bandra office

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: September 21, 2020 11:29:55 pm The actor on Monday filed a rejoinder to BMC’s additional affidavit to her plea through advocate Rizwan Siddiquee and said, “I deny (BMC’s allegation) that the petitioner failed to deny having carried out unlawful additions and alterations as alleged or at all."Actor Kangana Ranaut on Monday denied Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)’s allegation that she had carried out ‘substantial unlawful additions’ and alterations contrary to sanctioned plan at her Bandra office, part of which was demolished by the civic body on September 9. The actor on Monday filed a rejoinder to B...
Expert warns new eligibility rules are a ‘ticking time bomb’
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Expert warns new eligibility rules are a ‘ticking time bomb’

The Government’s decision to extend the JobKeeper payment has been widely celebrated – but new rules coming next month mean countless Aussies will soon be left in the cold.The $1500-a-fortnight wage subsidy was announced by the Government in response to the coronavirus pandemic back in April, and was designed to keep Aussies in jobs as the pandemic played out.Initially, six million workers were expected to benefit from the scheme – the largest stimulus package ever handed down in the country’s history – and in July, the subsidy was extended for a further six months until March 28, 2021.When the extension announcement was made, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the extra assistance would continue supporting hundreds of thousands of Australians who were without work, and offer businesses...
Delhi riots: Court dismisses allegation of accused coerced to sign documents in police custody
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Delhi riots: Court dismisses allegation of accused coerced to sign documents in police custody

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | September 21, 2020 7:48:07 pm Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat dismissed the application, saying during Ahmad's police custody remand, he had physically met his counsel and also telephonically talked to him and hence it was highly improbable that he would not disclose such a thing to his lawyer. (Representational Image) A Delhi court has rejected the allegation of an accused in the north east Delhi riots case that he was coerced to sign documents without knowing the contents in them during the police custody. Shadab Ahmad, arrested under the stringent anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in the case, al...
‘What a stud’: Aussie makes NFL ‘sexy’
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‘What a stud’: Aussie makes NFL ‘sexy’

Australian NFL punter Michael Dickson has reminded Seattle Seahawks fans and the league itself what a prodigious talent he is during his side’s 35-30 win over the New England Patriots.In the second game of the year, the match came down to the final play with the Seahawks holding the Patriots out from the 1 yard line when Cam Newton was stopped from running in a third rushing TD of the game.Watch an average of 5 games each week of the NFL regular season LIVE on ESPN with Kayo. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly > Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was once again in sparkling form, throwing five touchdowns to five different receivers to go 2-0 to start the season while handing the Patriots the first loss of the Newton era.But while the quarterback ...
Bombay HC dismisses plea by BJP leader Prabhakar Shinde seeking to be appointed as LoP in BMC
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Bombay HC dismisses plea by BJP leader Prabhakar Shinde seeking to be appointed as LoP in BMC

Written by Omkar Gokhale | Mumbai | Updated: September 21, 2020 2:53:19 pm Prabhakar Tukaram Shinde, BJP corporator and party leader in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). (Photo: Facebook @ Prabhakar Shinde)The Bombay High Court on Monday dismissed a plea by Prabhakar Tukaram Shinde, BJP corporator and party leader in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), seeking to be recognised as opposition leader in the civic body. With this, Congress’s Ravi Raja will remain Leader of Opposition (LoP) in BMC. A division bench of Justice S J Kathawalla and Justice Madhav J Jamdar pronounced the judgement on a plea filed by Shinde through senior counsel Bi...
Delhi: Retired navy man shot dead in Dwarka
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Delhi: Retired navy man shot dead in Dwarka

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 21, 2020 3:01:56 pm The incident took place in the Sector 23 area of Dwarka Sunday night.A 55-year-old retired navy personnel was shot dead allegedly by a man during a scuffle in west Delhi’s Dwarka area, police said on Monday. The incident took place in the Sector 23 area of Dwarka Sunday night, they said. The victim has been identified Balraj Deshwal, a retired navy personnel, police said. The accused, Pradeep Khokar, parked his car outside a building and went to its parking area in ground-floor where Deshwal was sitting with his friend, a senior police officer said. “Khokar began an altercation with Deshwal,...
NCB to summon Rakul Preet Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Simone Khambatta in drugs case this week
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NCB to summon Rakul Preet Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Simone Khambatta in drugs case this week

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 21, 2020 8:01:55 pm Bollywood actors Sara Ali Khanm, Rakul Preet Singh and Simone Khambatta.The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will issue summons to Bollywood actors Rakul Preet Singh, Sara Ali Khan and Simone Khambatta this week for probe into the drugs case registered against Rhea Chakaborty following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June this year. Chakraborty, who is currently in Byculla women’s jail, had named a few Bollywood celebrities during the course of investigation, the NCB had said. At least 18 persons, including Chakraborty’s brother Showik, have been arrested by the agency so far. A Mu...
Westpac appoints new executive
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Westpac appoints new executive

Westpac has chosen a South African as the new head of its retail banking division, closing a global search for the top position that has lain vacant since June. The country’s second largest bank on Monday announced Chris de Bruin as its new executive for consumer retail banking. He is set to take up the role in early 2021.Westpac’s top retail banking position was abandoned by David Lindberg in late May. He left left the bank to take up an executive position at major British bank Natwest, which is part of the Royal Bank of Scotland group.media_cameraFormer retail banking executive David Lindberg. Picture: Supplied.It has previously been reported Mr Lindberg’s decision to leave Westpac was due to the bank appointing Peter King as its new chief executive following the shock resignation of ...
Thane: 8 dead, 20 feared trap in Bhiwandi building collapse
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Thane: 8 dead, 20 feared trap in Bhiwandi building collapse

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 21, 2020 7:43:15 am A team of NDRF personnel are on the spot and rescue operations are underway. (ANI)At least eight persons were killed and 20 others feared trapped after a three-storey building collapsed in Bhiwandi area of Thane district early on Monday, news agency PTI reported. The building, situated at Patel compound of Narpoli near Dhamankar Naka, collapsed at around 3.40 am, while the residents were asleep, a civil official said. A team of NDRF personnel are on the spot and rescue operations are underway. A child was also pulled from the debris and was rushed to a nearby hospital, the offic...
Ugly duckling no more after massive three-year renovation – realestate.com.au
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Ugly duckling no more after massive three-year renovation – realestate.com.au

This is how 28 Loch Street, West End, looked when the couple bought it in March 2017. It was the location that first won over Danny Ngo and Tina Tran when they viewed 28 Loch Street, West End in 2017. Mr Ngo said it had good bones, with high ceilings, timber floors, VJ walls and plenty of period features. “It was a big project for us,” Mr Ngo said. “It was the location that we really wanted because my son was starting at Brisbane State High and that location is so nice and quiet and close to everything.” MORE: Ten quirkiest houses in Queensland Phone bidder throws curve ball at auction Regional property the surprising winner out of COVID-19 The front of 28 Loch Street, West End, after the renovation...