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India sends 24 home to Pakistan after jail term | India News – Times of India
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India sends 24 home to Pakistan after jail term | India News – Times of India

AMRITSAR: India on Tuesday repatriated 24 Pakistani nationals — including 21 fishermen and three civilian prisoners — via Attari land border upon completion of their jail terms. This is the first repatriation of Pakistani prisoners after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier, India had repatriated eight Pakistani nationals on March 14. Fishermen are often arrested after they enter Indian territorial waters while fishing in the high seas during stormy weather. Source link
Gujarat: Sarhad Dairy to set up fruit processing plant
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Gujarat: Sarhad Dairy to set up fruit processing plant

By: Express News Service | Rajkot | November 25, 2020 6:30:22 am “As no local value addition chain is taking place, farmers are forced to sell fruits as raw material at a very low cost. Their condition today is comparable to that of dairy farmers before the cooperative dairy model was founded,” Humbal said. (Representational)To bring horticulture farmers in Kutch into the cooperative dairy network, Sarhad Dairy on Tuesday said it will set up a fruit processing plant in the district at the cost of Rs 50 crore. “Farmers growing horticulture crops, like pomegranates, dates, mango, etc, are seeing their returns dwindling due to lack of market linkages and absence of a...
Amarinder Singh invites Navjot Sidhu for lunch | India News – Times of India
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Amarinder Singh invites Navjot Sidhu for lunch | India News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh has invited Navjot Singh Sidhu for lunch on Wednesday, indicating a possible patch-up with the former cricketer who quit the state cabinet after being stripped of key portfolios last year. A media adviser to the chief minister tweeted that both leaders are expected to discuss state and national politics. “Punjab CM @capt_amarinder has invited Navjot Singh Sidhu for lunch tomorrow (Nov 25). He & @sherryontopp are expected to discuss state & national politics over the luncheon meeting," the media adviser said. The tensions between Amarinder Singh and Sidhu had come out in the open in May last year when the CM accused the former cricketer of the "inept handling" of the Local Government Department, claiming it resulted in "poor perfo...
PM to states: start planning for vaccine rollout, maintain fatality rate below 1%
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PM to states: start planning for vaccine rollout, maintain fatality rate below 1%

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M , Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | November 25, 2020 4:41:48 am The Prime Minister also requested states to examine the ground situation on the rise in infection rate in a decentralised manner. (File)As the race to find an efficacious vaccine against Covid-19 picks up, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged states Tuesday to build decentralised mechanisms, down to the block level, in the form of task forces for smooth administration of the vaccine, expected to take place early next year. Interacting with Chief Ministers via videoconference, the Prime Minister, while underlining that there is no decision yet on which vaccine...
The scholarship scam: To stem fraud, Centre sends list of dos, don’ts
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The scholarship scam: To stem fraud, Centre sends list of dos, don’ts

Written by Abhishek Angad | New Delhi | Updated: November 25, 2020 4:56:51 am It asks states to "thoroughly investigate the matter and furnish a report to this Ministry” and says that “further longer term measures are also proposed to be taken in due course”.PREPARE A list of doubtful or suspicious institutions and applications, use fraud detection software, conduct random checks and audits by an independent authority, use more indicators to identify schools on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP), include more application data on the portal. Taking note of an investigation by The Indian Express on how a nexus of middlemen, school staff and district o...
From vaccine-readiness to need for funds: what states told PM Modi
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From vaccine-readiness to need for funds: what states told PM Modi

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | November 25, 2020 4:34:46 am PM Modi during the virtual meet with CMs Tuesday. (PTI)In an online interaction with Chief Ministers on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned against any laxity in fighting the pandemic and called for measures to reduce the positivity and fatality rates. The Indian Express takes a look at what the states told the Prime Minister: Maharashtra: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct all the political parties to refrain from holding political protests and not to play politics with lives of people during the pandemic. “All our efforts may fail and it m...
Astronauts to enter last leg of Russia training | India News – Times of India
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Astronauts to enter last leg of Russia training | India News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The four Indian astronaut-elects, who began their course in Moscow on February 10 this year are set to enter the last leg of the Russian training. Glavkosmos, which has a contract with Isro’s Human Spaceflight Centre (HSFC) confirmed to TOI that the four men shortlisted to go to space as part of India’s Gaganyaan programme are scheduled to return at the end of March 2021. The Indians are undergoing the general space training programme at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) and are also studying the systems of the Soyuz MS crewed spacecraft. Dmitry Loskutov, director general, Glavkosmos, told TOI on Monday, "By the end of November, they should pass tests in the GCTC centrifuge and hyperbaric chamber module. The Indian astronauts are ongoing as scheduled and are set to...
At least 600 dead in November 9 Tigray massacre: Ethiopia rights body – Times of India
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At least 600 dead in November 9 Tigray massacre: Ethiopia rights body – Times of India

GONDAR: A local youth group aided by police and militia killed at least 600 people in a "rampage" on November 9 in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, the national rights watchdog said Tuesday. Sources including eyewitnesses and members of a committee formed to bury the dead "estimate a minimum of 600 have been killed and say the number is likely to be higher still," said the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, a government-affiliated but independent body. Source link
AIMPLB vice-president Kalbe Sadiq dies at 82
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AIMPLB vice-president Kalbe Sadiq dies at 82

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | November 25, 2020 2:47:47 am Shia cleric Kalbe SadiqAll India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) vice-president and prominent Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq died on Tuesday. He was 82. In a statement, the state government said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed condolences to Sadiq’s family. “He wished that his soul rests in peace and expressed condolences to the grieving family,” it said. The cleric’s son, Kalbe Sibtain Noori, told The Indian Express that Sadiq breathed his last in ERA’s Lucknow Medical College & Hospital, where he was admitted on November 16. He was being treated in the hospital ICU for severe pneu...
Two bomb blasts kill at least 14 in Afghan province of Bamiyan: Officials – Times of India
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Two bomb blasts kill at least 14 in Afghan province of Bamiyan: Officials – Times of India

KABUL: At least 14 people were killed in central Afghanistan on Tuesday when two blasts ripped through the city of Bamiyan, home to many members of the mainly Shiite Hazara ethnic minority, officials said. "Fourteen people have been killed and 45 more wounded in two (bomb) explosions," Bamiyan police chief Zabardast Safi told AFP. Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian confirmed the toll. Source link
SC seeks Centre’s response on plea to fix cost of RT-PCR tests at Rs 400 across country | India News – Times of India
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SC seeks Centre’s response on plea to fix cost of RT-PCR tests at Rs 400 across country | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Central government on a plea seeking directions to cap the cost of RT-PCR tests for testing suspected Covid-19 patients at Rs 400 across the country. A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde, asked the Union of India (UOI) to file its response on the petition filed by advocate Ajay Agrawal. The plea claimed that different rates are being charged across the country whereas the cost of the test actually works at just Rs 200. It said the cost of RT-PCR test was fixed between Rs 900 to Rs 2,800 by various state governments, Union Territories and NCT of Delhi. The apex court also tagged the matter with another case pending before the CJI bench and slated the matter for ...
Imran Khan: Pakistan PM appoints his lawyer as chairman of state-run PTV | World News – Times of India
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Imran Khan: Pakistan PM appoints his lawyer as chairman of state-run PTV | World News – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed a lawyer, who led his legal team in the Panama Papers leak case, as the head of the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV), media reports said on Tuesday. The appointment of lawyer Naeem Bukhari was made in apparent haste as the federal cabinet had in its meeting last week considered a brief for his appointment but did not endorse his induction as PTV chairman, Dawn newspaper reported. The information ministry had submitted the brief for the appointment of three independent directors of PTV, recommending Bukhari, chartered accountant Syed Waseem Raza and prominent writer Asghar Nadeem Syed as principal candidates. Bukhari and Nadeem are over 65 and, therefore, the ministry had sought relaxation from the federal cabinet regarding t...
Taapsee Pannu Starts Working On Upcoming Film ‘Looop Lapeta’, Tags The Film As Crazy Fun
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Taapsee Pannu Starts Working On Upcoming Film ‘Looop Lapeta’, Tags The Film As Crazy Fun

Actress Taapsee Pannu has started work on her upcoming film, Looop Lapeta. She tags the film as crazy fun and, going by her latest post, she looks forward to having a more relaxed schedule shooting for the film than the demanding regime of her other upcoming film, Rashmi Rocket. ALSO READ | Mommy Kareena With Little Taimur Try Hands At Pottery During Vacation In DharamkotTaapsee posted an image on Instagram of Rashmi Rocket, where she plays an athlete. She had to undergo a strict fitness regime for the film and in the image she is seen running on a racing track."The boot camp like schedule 1 gets done, now running towards the lola family. Going to have a very chill cool stopover with the looopers. The best unwinding I could've asked for! This is going to be 'crazy' f...
WATCH: Nora Fatehi Crosses 20 Mn Followers On Instagram; Shares Video To Thank Fans
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WATCH: Nora Fatehi Crosses 20 Mn Followers On Instagram; Shares Video To Thank Fans

Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi, known for her amazing dance moves, is on cloud nine as she has crossed the 20 million mark on Instagram. The 'Dilbar' girl, who enjoys a significant fan following on social media, keeps on sharing photos and videos from her vacation. Nora has often set the internet on fire with her sizzling hot photos. The 'Bharat' actress posted a video on her official Instagram handle to thank the fans for their love and support.Fatehi expressed her gratitude towards her Insta family and said th''Wow! We did it! Thank you so much to my insta fam and everyone who constantly supports me! Love you guys this is just the beginning," the caption for the post read.It was a double bonanza for Nora as her song with Guru Randhawa 'Nach Meri Raani' crossed over ...
WATCH | Mommy Kareena With Little Taimur Try Hands At Pottery During Vacation In Dharamkot
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WATCH | Mommy Kareena With Little Taimur Try Hands At Pottery During Vacation In Dharamkot

Kareena Kapoor Khan and son Taimur have taken to pottery, going by her new Instagram post on Tuesday. Kareena and little Taimur are on a family vacation in Himachal Pradesh where her husband Saif Ali Khan is shooting for his forthcoming film, Bhoot Police. ALSO READ | 'Durgamati' Teaser Out! Bhumi Pednekar Looks Fierce In Thriller Horror Drama; Makers To Drop Trailer TomorrowIn a new video and photographs she posted, the actress and her son can be seen trying their hand at pottery at Dharamkot. "Pot, pot, pottery with the lil man. Dharamkot studio such brilliant stuff," Kareena captioned her photographs and video.The actress is currently expecting her second baby with hubby Saif and she keeps sharing photographs flaunting her baby bump on social media.On August 12 th...
Sushil Modi accuses Lalu Yadav of buying MLAs
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Sushil Modi accuses Lalu Yadav of buying MLAs

According to the former deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Modi, Lalu Yadav is giving offers to MLAs from jail promising them a seat in the ministerial cabinet. He called the RJD supremo and warned him that he will not succeed in doing so. If he has recorded this conversation then it will come to light eventually. Source link
PM asks to be prepared for COVID vaccine | Master Stroke Full
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PM asks to be prepared for COVID vaccine | Master Stroke Full

Prime Minister warned against the carelessness that caused a recent spike in many states. He reiterated that caution needs to be at its best, till the vaccines are here, rolled out and administered. <br /><br />He added that the government is making efforts to make oxygen and ventilators "two Source link
WATCH | ‘Durgamati’ Teaser Out! Bhumi Pednekar Looks Fierce In Thriller Horror Drama; Makers To Drop Trailer Tomorrow
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WATCH | ‘Durgamati’ Teaser Out! Bhumi Pednekar Looks Fierce In Thriller Horror Drama; Makers To Drop Trailer Tomorrow

A day after unveiling the new poster of the film ‘Durgamati: The Myth’, Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar playing the lead in the movie, took to Instagram to release the first teaser of her horror comedy movie, which is a Hindi remake of 2018 Telugu horror-thriller 'Bhaagamathie'. ALSO READ | Bhumi Pednekar’s ‘Durgavati’ Is Now Titled ‘Durgamati: The Myth’; Producer Akshay Kumar Unveils The New Title With A PosterCaptioning the teaser, Pednekar wrote in Hindi, "Sabka Hisab Lene Aa Rahi hai #Durgamati"Akshay Kumar, who is the presenter of the film also took to his official Twitter account to share the 22-second teaser. "It's payback time! Get ready to meet ‘Durgamati’ on Prime on December 11. Trailer out tomorrow," Akshay tweeted while sgaring the teaser.‘Durgamati: Th...
Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq dies in Lucknow hospital
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Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq dies in Lucknow hospital

By: PTI | Lucknow | Updated: November 24, 2020 11:49:37 pm Sadiq has been in the ICU since November 17. (File)Prominent Shia cleric and All India Muslim Personal Law Board vice president Maulana Kalbe Sadiq died in Lucknow on Tuesday. He was 83. Maulana Sadiq breathed his last at around 10.00 pm at a private hospital here, his son Kalbe Sibtain said. He was admitted to the ICU of the hospital on November 17. Earlier, the hospital in a health bulletin said that Sadiq was suffering from colorectal cancer with metastasis with severe pneumonia, UTI and septic shock with acute kidney shutdown with paralytic ileus. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed h...
Instruct politicians not to hold protests amid Covid pandemic, Uddhav Thackeray requests PM Modi | India News – Times of India
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Instruct politicians not to hold protests amid Covid pandemic, Uddhav Thackeray requests PM Modi | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Expressing concern over large gatherings amid the second Covid-19 wave, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct politicians to refrain from organising protests. Thackeray brought up the issue of political protests in a meeting of the Prime Minister with chief ministers of various states over the coronavirus situation. During the meeting, Thackeray said that few politicians are playing with the lives of the people and organising protests amid the second wave of Covid-19 and requested PM Modi to intervene in this matter and instruct those political parties to follow Covid-19 protocols. He also informed the Prime Minister that the state has formed a task force to ensure timely distribution of coronavirus vaccine and ...