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Gurgaon: Pataudi civil hospital begins caesarean deliveries
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Gurgaon: Pataudi civil hospital begins caesarean deliveries

Written by Sakshi Dayal | Gurgaon | November 25, 2020 6:57:08 am The first two caesarean deliveries in the hospital were conducted on Monday – one woman gave birth to her second child and another to her first child.Starting this week, expectant mothers in Gurgaon district’s Pataudi block will now be able to undergo caesarean operations at the Civil Hospital within the block instead of rushing to Gurgaon or Rewari for the same. Despite the hospital having been in existence for over 50 years, officials said residents had to either travel an hour to Gurgaon or 20 minutes to Rewari to undergo caesarean operations. While Gurgaon offers this facility at the C...
Shirdi disappearances: Special IG tells Bombay HC probe will take six more weeks
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Shirdi disappearances: Special IG tells Bombay HC probe will take six more weeks

Written by MAYURA JANWALKAR | Mumbai | November 25, 2020 5:15:54 am The reason cited for dealy is that data will have to be retrieved from the cellphone of Deepti Soni, who had been missing since August 10, 2017.Almost a month after the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court asked the state director general of police to probe the disappearances of people from Shirdi over the last three years, a communication received by the HC’s public prosecutor’s office from the special inspector general of police (Law and Order) stated that the investigation will take another six weeks. The reason cited is that data will have to be retrieved from the cellphone of ...
Man, aide held for ‘extorting Rs 12 lakh from 45 women using morphed photos’
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Man, aide held for ‘extorting Rs 12 lakh from 45 women using morphed photos’

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | November 25, 2020 4:51:02 am The issue, reported in early September, had snowballed into a major controversy. A 20-year-old man and his accomplice were arrested for allegedly extorting Rs 12 lakh from 45 women across several states by threatening to post their morphed obscene pictures on social media. DCP (Northwest) Vijayanta Arya said the accused, Shoaib Akhtar, worked with a firm which provided loans to customers online. He also has a diploma in graphic designing. He, however, lost his job during the lockdown. “Akhtar misused the database of his previous company and targeted the clients. He and two associates, Nasimul Haqu...
Maharashtra: After state cabinet nod, FYJC admissions to restart after two-month gap
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Maharashtra: After state cabinet nod, FYJC admissions to restart after two-month gap

Written by Sandeep A Ashar | Mumbai | November 25, 2020 4:04:07 am Admissions to industrial training institutes (ITIs) are also expected to resume this week on similar lines. (Representational)The state government will likely resume admissions to first year junior college (FYJC) this week, as the cabinet on Tuesday agreed to restart the admission process stayed in September due to the Supreme Court stay on the Maratha quota. Sources said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray gave the the nod to the resume admissions based on an opinion from the state’s Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni. According to officials, the state education department has...
Showik’s friend, one other granted bail in drugs case
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Showik’s friend, one other granted bail in drugs case

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | November 25, 2020 12:54:42 am Actress Rhea Chakraborty and brother Showik at the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in August. (Express Photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)A special court on Tuesday granted bail to two men arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with the drugs case following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik were also named as accused in the case. The accused, Ankush Arneja and Suryadeep Malhotra, were arrested in September. The two accused, through lawyer Taraq Sayyed, submitted to the court that the NCB arrested them on the basis of s...
Centre within its powers to suspend MPLAD to fight pandemic: Bombay HC
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Centre within its powers to suspend MPLAD to fight pandemic: Bombay HC

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | November 24, 2020 11:58:49 pm The plea sought directions to the government to resume the MPLADS scheme to ‘protect citizens of respective constituencies from adverse impact of the pandemic situation as well as to ensure implementation of welfare programmes and projects.’The Bombay High Court on Tuesday said the central government was well within its powers to have suspended the MPLAD (Members of Parliament Local Area Development) funds earlier this year and divert the money to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish S Kulkarni was hearing a public interest liti...
As farmers gear up for Delhi march, Haryana decides to seal borders, vows every step to maintain order
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As farmers gear up for Delhi march, Haryana decides to seal borders, vows every step to maintain order

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | November 24, 2020 10:44:25 pm A comprehensive travel advisory issued by the state government on Tuesday mentioned the commuters may face traffic blockages on roads at entry points from Punjab into Haryana on November 25 and November 26 and on entry points from Haryana into Delhi on November 26 and November 27.Two days ahead of farmers’ proposed march to the national capital to oppose Centre’s farm laws, the Haryana government Tuesday announced that it will keep the state borders sealed from November 25 to 27. As Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar declared that the “state will take every step required to maintain law and orde...
Afghan refugee shot dead outside house in Delhi’s Karala
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Afghan refugee shot dead outside house in Delhi’s Karala

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2020 11:47:20 am Police are on the lookout for two youngsters who were seen near Singh's house. (Representational)A 70-year-old Afghan refugee, who settled in India around 28 years ago, was shot dead by two armed assailants in West Delhi’s Vikaspuri area, police said on Tuesday. He was gunned down on Monday evening outside his house while he was exiting his car. An FIR has been registered, but no arrest has been made yet. DCP (West) Deepak Purohit said the deceased was identified as Attam Singh, who was the sewadar of Gurudwara Guru Hargovind Sahib Anandpur in Dham Colony in Karala. Singh al...
Delhi HC asks Byju’s edtech firm critic to take down some tweets, YouTube videos
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Delhi HC asks Byju’s edtech firm critic to take down some tweets, YouTube videos

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | November 24, 2020 7:40:02 am Poonia had earlier denied that he had downloaded the curriculum from WhitHat Jr's servers and other allegations levelled by the firm.THE Delhi High Court on Monday passed a limited ad interim injunction in favour of Byju’s-owned edtech company WhiteHat Jr and its founder Karan Bajaj against one of its vocal critics, Pradeep Poonia, and asked the latter to take down some of his tweets. The court also restrained Poonia, an engineer, from displaying any information received in unauthorised fashion by accessing the company’s internal communication system. The court restrained him from commenting on th...
Graft among public servants worrisome, says Dhankhar
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Graft among public servants worrisome, says Dhankhar

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | November 24, 2020 6:19:25 am The TMC reacted sharply to Governor Jagdeep Dhankar's remarks on Saturday. (File)Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday reiterated that “reports of monstrous corruption and incredible amassing of wealth by public servants, cronies and middlemen are worrisome”. Pointing out an alleged rise in corruption under the state government, Dhankhar said failure to curb such incidents amounts to a “slur” on governance. “Reports of monstrous corruption and incredible amassing of wealth by public servants @MamataOfficial, their cronies and middlemen are worrisome. Systemic failure to dent such nefarious...
‘Centre has failed on every front’: Cong, Left hold joint rally against price rise
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‘Centre has failed on every front’: Cong, Left hold joint rally against price rise

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: November 24, 2020 6:13:43 am Biman Bose.(File)To strengthen their electoral alliance, Left Front and Congress leaders along with hundreds of workers on Monday took out a rally here in solidarity with a nation-wide general strike on November 26 against price rise, privatisation of PSUs and a host of other policies of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. The strike has been called by Left parties. The rally, which was taken out from Esplanade to Hedua Park in north Kolkata, drew a huge number of party supporters. Left Front chairman Biman Bose, Congress MP Pradeep Bhattacharya and others led the rally a...
Narada probe ED asks 3 TMC leaders to submit documents
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Narada probe ED asks 3 TMC leaders to submit documents

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | November 24, 2020 6:06:49 am “The accused, Sk. Nazubuulla, Managing Director of Ms Angel Agritech Group of Companies has been arrested,” said an official. (File)The Enforcement Directorate has sought documents from three Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders in connection with its inquiry into the 2016 Narada sting operation. Sources said the agency has asked state minister Firhad Hakim, Howrah MP Prasoon Bandyopadhyay, and former minister Madan Mitra for information about their income and expenditure. A video of the sting operation was released just before the 2016 state elections. TMC leaders, including MPs and ministers, were all...
Bengal: Key AIMIM leader, aides join TMC
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Bengal: Key AIMIM leader, aides join TMC

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | November 24, 2020 6:00:43 am Seated next to state ministers Moloy Ghatak and Bratya Basu, Pasha expressed support for TMC chairperson Mamata Banerjee, (ANI)The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen’s (AIMIM) West Bengal convener, Anwar Pasha, and some of his colleagues joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday, claiming that the Asaduddin Owaisi-led party was acting as a polariser of votes to help the BJP. This came even before the party officially announced its intentions to contest next year’s Assembly elections. Earlier this month, the party said it was working in the state for the past three years, and claimed its orga...
Shah lunch at tribal home show-off, food from five-star hotels: Mamata
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Shah lunch at tribal home show-off, food from five-star hotels: Mamata

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | November 24, 2020 5:49:51 am Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee extended her wishes to the people of the state. “Greetings to all my brothers and sisters on the occasion of Bhai Dooj,” Banerjee tweeted. (File photo)West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday described Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to a tribal household for lunch as a “show off” and claimed that the food items served to the BJP leader were cooked at five-star hotels. Addressing a gathering at Khatra in West Bengal’s Bankura district, the TMC supremo also hit out at Shah for apparently mistaking a statue of a tribal hunter for that of freedom fighter...
Free tests: Shah inaugurates mobile RT-PCR lab in Delhi
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Free tests: Shah inaugurates mobile RT-PCR lab in Delhi

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | November 24, 2020 4:59:06 am Union Home Minister Amit Shah (File)UNION HOME MINISTER Amit Shah on Monday inaugurated a mobile Covid-19 RT-PCR lab at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in New Delhi. The mobile lab, which can give a result within six to eight hours without any cost to public, has been jointly launched by SpiceHealth and the ICMR. “This testing lab and more such labs, which are planned to be set up, shall help in adding more capacity to Covid-19 testing… RT-PCR tests are most decisive and crucial for Covid-19 testing. These tests will cost Rs. 499 and the cost of testing will be borne by t...
Uddhav clears Mumbai’s first desalination plant
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Uddhav clears Mumbai’s first desalination plant

Written by Vishwas Waghmode | Mumbai | November 24, 2020 4:52:37 am Chief Minister Uddhav ThackerayMumbai is all set to get its first desalination plant with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday giving the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) the go-ahead to set up a plant. The proposed plant, which will process 200 million litres of water daily (MLD), will come up at Manori and is being set up to overcome the water shortage faced by Mumbai in the months of May and June. Thackeray said that the desalination project would provide relief to the citizens in tackling the 10 to 15 per cent water cut they face every year in Ma...
Maharashtra: From tomorrow, Covid test must for travellers from Delhi, Goa, Gujarat
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Maharashtra: From tomorrow, Covid test must for travellers from Delhi, Goa, Gujarat

Written by Vishwas Waghmode | Mumbai | Updated: November 24, 2020 10:52:18 am While Maharashtra is recording less than 5,000 cases every day, cases are gradually rising in Mumbai post Diwali. (Representational)Starting November 25, people arriving in Mumbai and elsewhere in Maharashtra from Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa by air and train must carry with them a negative RT-PCR test report done three to four days before arrival, or they will be tested on arrival. The Maharashtra government introduced the requirement a day after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar hinted at the possibility of putting in place curbs ove...
Mumbai: Covid cases rising, civic authorities to take decision on future course after next few days
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Mumbai: Covid cases rising, civic authorities to take decision on future course after next few days

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: November 24, 2020 10:45:43 am After a gradual fall, the Covid-19 numbers in Mumbai have been showing an increase post Diwali. (Representational)The gradual increase in Covid-19 cases in Mumbai over the past 10 days has alarmed the city administration, with officials claiming that numbers of the coming week will be crucial in deciding whether the city needs to be placed under any form of restriction. After a gradual fall, the Covid-19 numbers in Mumbai have been showing an increase post Diwali. “Even though cases are rising, the positivity rate remains low at 6-7 per cent . We will observe for the next few days if the n...
Parents anxious as Delhi schools await directions on nursery admissions
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Parents anxious as Delhi schools await directions on nursery admissions

Written by Sukrita Baruah | Updated: November 24, 2020 1:31:15 pm There are 1,700 pvt schools which conduct admissions as per education dept norms.With directions awaited from the education department on nursery admissions for the next academic session, several private schools across the city said queries from anxious parents have begun coming in. Admissions have been delayed this year as the academic calender has been disrupted by the pandemic. Last year, the Delhi Directorate of Education had released the schedule for admissions to Nursery, KG and class I — whichever might be the entry-level in a particular school — by mid-November, and the applicati...
Kangana, sister Rangoli move Bombay HC against FIR over ‘hate posts’
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Kangana, sister Rangoli move Bombay HC against FIR over ‘hate posts’

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: November 24, 2020 10:49:47 am Actor Kangana Ranaut with her sister Rangoli Chandel.(Instagram/@rangoli_r_chandel) Actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel on Monday moved the Bombay High Court challenging the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate’s order to Mumbai Police to take cognisance of the sisters’ alleged hate posts on Twitter handle and statements given in interviews. The sisters also sought quashing of the FIR against them for allegedly “trying to create hatred and communal tension” through their social media posts. Last month, the Bandra court had ordered the police to investigate a complaint...