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Manipur shifts Churachandpur SP days before Phase-1 polls | India News – Times of India

[ad_1] GUWAHATI: Gunmen positioned on hilltops fired at two fuel tankers near Keimei village on NH-37 in Manipur's Tamenglong district on Tuesday, wounding a driver in the leg. The highway connects Imphal with Silchar. Identity of the driver and the shooters remains unknown, police said.The gunfire caused oil spillage on the road, prompting authorities to dispatch additional forces to the area. This happened days before Manipur's first-phase voting in Lok Sabha elections for its two seats. On Monday, Manipur govt transferred Churachandpur SP Shivanand Surve, who had suspended a head constable named Siamlalpaul in Feb after he was allegedly seen with armed miscreants in a viral video. The suspension led to mob violence in the hill district, resulting in the death of two people as security...
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In 1st op as part of CMF, Navy seizes 940kg of drugs in Arabian Sea | India News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: As part of the multi-nation Combined Task Force-150, an Indian warship intercepted a suspicious dhow and seized 940 kg of illegal drugs in western Arabian Sea under Operation Crimson Barracuda.Marine commandos of the multi-role frigate INS Talwar, which was mission-deployed for maritime security operations, boarded the dhow and seized 453 kg methamphetamines, 416 kg hash and 71 kg heroin on April 13."This is the first such operation conducted by an Indian warship after India joined Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) last Nov. Indian Navy's relentless efforts as a CMF partner reaffirms its commitment towards ensuring a drug-free neighbourhood," an officer said.CMF is a 42-nation naval partnership that aims to uphold the international rules-based order by promoting security a...
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Painting of Winston Churchill by artist whose work he hated is up for auction – Times of India

[ad_1] LONDON: A portrait of Winston Churchill by an artist whose work the British leader loathed went on display Tuesday at Churchill's birthplace ahead of an auction in June. The painting by modernist artist Graham Sutherland was made in preparation for a larger portrait that Churchill hated and which was later destroyed - an episode recounted in the TV series "The Crown". The surviving oil-on-canvas study shows Churchill's head in profile against a dark background. It is expected to sell for between 500,000 pounds and 800,000 pounds ($622,000 and $995,000) at Sotheby's in London on June 6. Sutherland was commissioned by the Houses of Parliament to paint Churchill to mark his 80th birthday in 1954. The full-length portrait was unveiled in Parliament that year, with Churchill calling ...
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J&K’s love for Modi will let lotus bloom: Amit Shah | India News – Times of India

[ad_1] JAMMU/DEHRADUN: Union home minister Amit Shah said on Tuesday that BJP's lotus would bloom in J&K "on its own" as the Narendra Modi govt had earned people's love and faith by restoring peace in the UT and initiating the development it sorely lacked for decades. Later in Uttarakhand, he said Modi govt would implement UCC in its third term."Under PM Modi, govt crushed Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, curbed stone-pelting, and nullified Article 370.Laptops have replaced stones in the hands of J&K youth," Shah said, contrasting it with what Congress, National Conference and PDP did for the erstwhile state.He alleged that all three parties exploited the youth of J&K. "They did not allow democracy to grow in J&K. Their govts gave guns to youth and then killed them in fake e...
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Drunken man assaults doctor, arrested

[ad_1] The Grand Bazaar Police have arrested a person for assaulting a doctor with a sharp object on Monday night. Police arrested Vinoth, a resident of Boomiyanpet, for attacking Naveen, a resident doctor, at the Government General Hospital. The doctor sustained injuries on his neck. The accused attacked the doctor while he was coming out of the hospital. Police said the accused was in an inebriated state when he attacked the doctor. A case has been registered under IPC section 324 and 506 (2) . [ad_2] Source link
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Copenhagen Stock Exchange: Spire Collapses As Denmark’s Historic Building Goes Up In Flames

[ad_1] A fire engulfed Copenhagen's Old Stock Exchange, one of the Danish capital's most famous landmarks, and was brought under control after the flames toppled its spire.  The fire broke out in Denmark's 17th century Renaissance-style building on Tuesday morning, according to a report in Reuters. Videos circulating on social media showed the flaming spire breaking in half as it tumbled down. The onlookers gasped in shock as the iconic dragon spire tumbled into the street below.  This morning, the historic Borsen stock exchange building in Copenhagen, Denmark, caught fire, leading to the collapse of its iconic spire.This just confirms Hanke’s School Boy’s Theory of History: It’s just one damn thing after another.pic.twitter.com/DVtFmBcAwh — St...
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Varanasi Seat: Who Is Athar Jamal Lari? Muslim Candidate Fielded By BSP Against PM Modi

[ad_1] Varanasi Seat: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Tuesday announced its candidate for the Varanasi constituency in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, pitting a Muslim contender against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Former Rajya Sabha MP Ghanshyam Chand Kharwar declared Athar Jamal Lari as the BSP candidate, a rebel Samajwadi Party leader, for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat. Who Is Athar Jamal Lari? BSP Fields SP Rebel Against PM Modi In Varanasi A seasoned politician at the age of approximately 66, Athar Jamal Lari has contested in three assembly and two Lok Sabha elections, albeit without much success. He had joined the Samajwadi Party just before the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. A known figure in the politics of Purvanchal, Lari has rebelled agai...
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‘We love our Indian brothers and sisters’: Israeli Embassy on claims of Indian YouTuber denied entry into its nightclubs | India News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Israeli Embassy on Tuesday hit back at the hate speech against Indians and urged people to fact-check before falling for any fake news and propoganda, as incidents of hate speech are on the rise after the conflict in the Gaza Strip and Iran-Israel tension.Calling the viral video of an Indian YouTuber, showing that he was denied entry into an Israeli bar "fake news" and "propoganda," the Israeli Embassy in India urged people to fact-check, stressing that Israel loves its Indian brothers and and sisters and will not listen to hate speech.Taking on their social media X, the Israeli Embassy in India said on Tuesday that the YouTuber Shubham Kumar was exploring Israel and enjoying the nightlife."In times when social media is flooded with fake news, we urge people to fact...
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Best Laptop Under 60000: Top Picks For Your Personal, Work & Gaming Needs – Times of India

[ad_1] Whenever you decide on a budget for buying a new laptop, the search becomes easier as you can conveniently eliminate the options that do not fit into the budget. If you are looking for a mid-budget laptop under 60000, you can easily find beginner gaming laptops, personal laptops and regular business laptops in your budget. So, depending on your needs, you can easily buy a good laptop in your budget. We have listed some of the best laptops under 60000 that we have found online. With key features, pros and cons and other details of these laptops listed here, you will be able to compare the available choices well when you buy a new laptop online. Best laptops under 60000 in IndiaLaptops under 60000Approximate price on AmazonAmazon ratingHP Laptop 15sRs 54,0004.1 / 5ASUS Vivobook 16XR...
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Social Media Platform X Withholds Political Posts From Politicians After EC’s Takedown Order

[ad_1] Social media platform X on Tuesday said it has withheld some posts in India containing political speech from elected politicians, political parties, and candidates for office after the Election Commission issued takedown ordered. "In compliance with the orders, we have withheld these posts for the remainder of the election period; however, we disagree with these actions and maintain that freedom of expression should extend to these posts and political speech in general," X said in a statement. The social media platform, owned by Elon Musk, said that it has notified the affected users and published the takedown orders in the interest of transparency.  "We call on the Election Commission to publish all of its takedown orders going forward," it added....
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India to test 130 km strike range Astra Mark-2 missile this year | India News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In a major capability boost for the Air Force's fighter fleet, India is planning to carry out the first test of the 120-130 km strike range Astra Mark 2 air-to-air missile in next few months.The Astra Mark-1 air-to-air missile with strike range of around 90-100 kms is already in the Indian Air Force and is already integrated with the LCA Tejas and the Su-30 MKI fighter jets.The work on developing the 120-130 km strike range Astra Mark-2 air-to-air missile is going on and we are looking to carry out the first test firing in the next few months, defence officials told ANI.The Astra Mark 2 would give the Indian Air Force an edge over the adversaries in air-to-air combat and can also be offered as an export product to friendly foreign countries operating the Russian origin ...
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Government says is does not keep record of CAA applications

[ad_1] The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has said the government does not have a provision to maintain the record of applications received under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).In a Right to Information query, Ajay Bose, a resident of Amravati in Maharashtra, had sought information about the total number of persons who have applied for citizenship after CAA rules were notified on March 11. Also read:  Who will benefit from the new CAA Rules? | ExplainedIn response to the RTI application on April 15, MHA said, “the records are not being maintained as desired by you because the Citizenship Act, 1955 and Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 and the rules made there under does (sic) not have the provision to maintain the records of citizenship application received. Further, as per ...
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Sunil Narine becomes third KKR player to achieve this feat in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Sunil Narine, known primarily for his crafty spin bowling, has also showcased his explosive batting skills on numerous occasions in this IPL season. His knack for clearing the boundary ropes with ease, especially in the shortest format of the game makes him a formidable force.The Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder's consistent batting performances has become the talk of the town.While opening the batting, Narine dismantles the opposition bowling attacks with his aggressive stroke play and quick scoring.Narine etched his name in the history books on Tuesday by becoming only the third KKR batter to score a century in the history of IPL since its inception in 2008.Narine got to his maiden IPL century off just 49 balls against Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens before being di...
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EU to spend 3.5 billion euros to protect ocean, environment chief says – Times of India

[ad_1] ATHENS: The European Union will spend 3.5 billion euros ($3.71 billion) to protect the ocean and promote sustainability through a series of initiatives this year, the EU's top environment official said on Tuesday. The 40 commitments range from fighting marine pollution to supporting sustainable fisheries and investments in the so-called blue economy - sustainable use of marine and freshwater resources for economic activity. The commitments were announced during the annual "Our Ocean" conference held in Athens this week and attended by about 120 countries. "The ocean is part of who we are, and it is our shared responsibility," said EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevicius. The commitments include supporting 14 investments and one reform in sustai...
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Sydney Church Attack: Video Of Teen Attacker Violently Stabbing Bishop Surfaces On Social Media

[ad_1] In a shocking incident at the Christ The Good Shepherd Church, an Orthodox Christian Church, in Wakeley situated in Sydney's west, Australia, a 16-year-old boy allegedly stabbed Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel and Father Isaac Royel during a church service on Monday evening. The attack, which occurred just after 7 pm, left both victims with non-life-threatening injuries, requiring hospitalisation. Several videos of the church stabbing incident have surfaced on social media. In a live-streamed video, a man can be seen approaching the bishop and he begins to strike him with a weapon. Onlookers then attempt to intervene while screams can be heard from the ensuing commotion. Police arrested the teenager at the scene and were compelled to protect him within th...
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Top Naxal leader Shankar Rao among 29 killed in major encounter in Chhattisgarh: Reports | India News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In possibly the biggest anti-Maoist operation in Chhattisgarh, at least 29 Naxalites were neutralised by security personnel on Tuesday in Kanker district.Several media reports have stated that top Maoist commander Shankar Rao was among those killed in the raging gun battle between the Naxal forces and a joint team of the District Reserve Guards and the Border Security Force.There has been no official confirmation about Rao's death. Inspector General of Police (Bastar) P P Sundarraj, however, said that the operation was launched "after information was received of the presence of senior naxals Shankar, Lalita, and Raju".The Naxal leader Shankar Rao had a reward of Rs 25 lakh on his head, police said.A large amount of arms and ammunition was also recovered, including 7 AK ...
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US defence secretary Austin discusses regional, global security issues with Chinese counterpart in first call since November 2022 – Times of India

[ad_1] WASHINGTON: US defence secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday spoke with his Chinese counterpart for the first time since November 2022, during which they discussed bilateral ties and underlined the importance of maintaining open lines of military-to-military communication, amidst Beijing's aggressive manoeuvres in the Indo-Pacific. The video conference was the maiden communication between Austin and Admiral Dong Jun, China's defence minister, who assumed charge in December last year. It is also the first time the defence secretary has spoken at length with his Chinese counterpart since November 2022, when he met with the then-PRC (People's Republic of China) minister of national defence, General Wei Fenghe, at the Asean defence ministers meeting-plus in Cambodia. "Austin emphasised ...
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IMF Raises Growth Forecast For India From 6.5 Per Cent To 6.8 Per Cent For FY24

[ad_1] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday issued a favourable growth projection for India to 6.8 per cent for the 2023-24 fiscal year (FY24). Earlier in January, the global body gave a growth estimate of 6.5 per cent for the economy. The improvement in the estimates was attributed to robust domestic demand conditions and a jump in the working-age population. The IMF further noted that with the estimates, India is set to remain as the fastest-growing economy globally, surpassing China with the second-highest growth rate estimate of 4.6 per cent during the period under review. The growth rate for India for the 2024-25 fiscal year (FY25) is estimated to touch 6.5 per cent, the latest edition of the World Economic Outlook, released by the IMF re...
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Achievement primarily through self-study for Benjo

[ad_1] When the UPSC declared the list of rank holders of its Civil Services Examination 2023 on Tuesday, Benjo P. Jose received a pleasant surprise, finally making it to the coveted list in his fourth attempt.The 26-year-old from Adoor in Pathanamathitta got 59th rank in the examination primarily through self-study. “Being a public servant was my childhood dream and ambition, but I never expected this higher rank,” he says.Benjo’s father, Jose Philip, works at the Principal Agricultural Office in Pathanamthitta, while his mother, Betty Jose, is a banker. His younger brother, Allen P. Jose, runs a tech start-up in Bengaluru.“I had been encouraged to dream about Civil Service by my father from a young age, but I started preparing for it after completing my degree,” he says.After earning a...
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Model heat action plan calls for medium, long-term measures | India News – Times of India

[ad_1] Hyperlocal warning systems, vulnerability mapping of cities, and climate-resilient housing policies are some of the measures recommended by a “model heat action plan” commissioned by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). Researchers recently submitted the model plan which aims to guide states and cities in formulating local action plans in the face of rising extreme heat.Such heat action plans (HAPs) have proliferated in recent years, however assessments have found they vary widely in quality and implementation.Yet these plans will become more important with climate change expected to increase the number and duration of heatwaves in the coming decades.Studies project heatwaves in India could reach the survivability limit by 2050, with significant impacts on labour pro...