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Anushka Shetty to Rakul Preet Singh, Tollywood actresses who opened up about the casting couch | The Times of India

Rakul Preet Singh, who was last seen playing a village belle in 'Konda Polam,' opened about casting couch in Telugu cinema. When asked about it, Rakul said that she has never faced any situation like that and knows many fellow actresses who have not faced the casting couch. She said, ‘’I personally have done so many films and I have never, ever come across a single person who has tried to act funny with me. Talent is what survives, and your hard work is going to get you places. I have always believed in that and I guess that's why I don't even attract people like that."Tollywood actor Konchada Srinivas passes away in Kasibugga due to ill healthPic courtesy: Twitter Source link
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Ind vs SA, 2nd ODI: South Africa Beat India By 7 Wickets, Clinch 3 Match Series 2-0

New Delhi: South Africa beat India by 7 wickets in the second one-day international in Paarl on Friday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead and clinch the series. The hosts successfully chased the target of 288 runs with seven wickets remaining. The innings was anchored by the opening pair of Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan and shared a solid 132-run opening partnership while Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen added crucial 74 runs for the fourth wicket as South Africa chased down 288 against India to take 2-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series. The inconsequential third ODI will now take place on Sunday in Cape Town.  South Africa seal comfortable win to take unassailable lead in the series 👏🏻Half-centuries from openers Janneman Malan and Quinton de Kock take the...
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Red Cross: Yemen prison airstrike killed, injured over 100

A Saudi-led airstrike targeting a prison run by Yemen’s Houthi rebels killed and wounded over 100 detainees on Friday, rescuers said, part of a pounding aerial offensive that hours earlier saw another airstrike take the Arab world’s poorest country off the internet. A strike in the port city of Hodeida, later confirmed by satellite photos analysed by The Associated Press, hit a telecommunication centre there that’s key to Yemen’s connection to the internet. Airstrikes also hit near Sanaa, Yemen’s capital held by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels since late 2014. The intense campaign comes after the Houthis claimed a drone and missile attack that struck inside the capital of the United Arab Emirates earlier in the week. Basheer Omar, an International Committee of the Red Cross spokesperso...
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Ireo Group siphoned off homebuyers’ Rs1,225 crore to tax havens, ED tells court

The Ireo Group siphoned off Rs1,225 crore of homebuyers’ money abroad and used tax havens such as British Virgin Islands to launder the money, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has told a special court in Panchkula, Haryana, as it filed a complaint against the company and its chairman and managing director, Lalit Goyal. “The modus operandi adopted by the group includes routing of funds to India from various entities based in tax havens like British Virgin Islands and Mauritius; recording of fictitious expenses in the books of account; writing off project in progress; interest-free loans and advances to sister concerns; round-tripping of funds through shell companies; and creation of assets within and outside India,” the agency’s complaint said, adding that the money had been diverted in ...
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Pakistan records highest single-day rise in Covid-19 cases – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday recorded its highest single-day increase in Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic with 7,678 new patients, showing a worrying spike as the country struggles to contain the fifth wave of the contagion. The country has reported 23 fatalities, taking the death toll to 29,065, according to the Ministry of National Health Services. At the same time, the number of positive cases surged to 13,53,479, it said. The previous highest of 6,825 was reported on June 13, 2020, the ministry data showed. The first coronavirus patient was detected in February, 2020. The Covid-19 positivity ratio has reached 12.93 per cent, the ministry reported, adding that 12,65,665 patients have recovered whereas 961 are in a critical condition. It said that the country is going t...
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amar jawan jyoti: Amar Jawan Jyoti merged with eternal flame at National War Memorial | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Amar Jawan Jyoti or the “eternal flame” at the India Gate was extinguished after 50 years on Friday and merged with the flame at the adjoining National War Memorial. The ceremony was presided over by the Integrated Defence Staff chief Air Marshal Balabadhra Radha Krishna who merged the two flames. India Gate was constructed by the British in memory of 84,000 Indian soldiers killed fighting for the Empire in World War-I and the Afghan campaign. The Amar Jawan Jyoti, in turn, was built under its arch by the Indira Gandhi government to honour the 3,843 soldiers who died liberating Bangladesh in 1971. All national-level functions to pay homage to fallen soldiers, including the Republic Day and Independence Day, have been shifted from the Amar Jawan Jyoti to the National War M...
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Covid Tally: Delhi Sees Another Dip In Daily Caseload, Mumbai Reports 5,008 Infections

New Delhi: Delhi continues to report a dip as COVID cases drop from 12,306 to 10,756 in a day and in fact, the positivity rate has also cooled down from 21.48% to 18%. The total fatalities in Delhi stand at 25,541, according to the data shared by the Health Department. Delhi reports 10,756 new #COVID19 cases, 17,494 recoveries and 38 deaths in the last 24 hours.Active cases 61,954Cumulative Positivity Rate 5.16% pic.twitter.com/JJOm9bhngF — ANI (@ANI) January 21, 2022 Earlier, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday turned down the Delhi government's proposal to lift the weekend curfew as well as remove the odd-even system for opening shops. The LG House agreed to 50 per cent attendance in private offices but suggested that the status quo be maintained wit...
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Here’s how Raima Islam Shimu’s husband Nobel planned and executed the murder of his wife – Times of India

How the Bangladesh Police solved the mystery behind actress Raima Islam Shimu’s murder is a remarkable story. They took her husband Shakhawat Hossain Nobel and his friend into police custody after discovering a suspicious connection between the plastic thread used to tie the sack and a bundle of the same thread found in Nobel’s car. Then, Shimu’s husband confessed everything after hours of interrogation. According to the reports, Nobel allegedly strangled Shimu to death on January 16 in the morning. Then he reached out to his friend Farhad and asked him to help him out and at Nobel’s residence they reportedly chalked out the plan to dump Shimu’s body. According to the plan, they put the body in the sack and sewed it with the thread that was later found in Nobel’s car. After that, the ...
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prajakta: Leading content creator Prajakta Koli becomes UNDP India’s First Youth Climate Champion | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Young Indians are today become the leading voice to make the world more sustainable. Leading content creator and actor, Prajakta Koli, who embraces the moniker MostlySane, has become the first United Nations Development Programme India Youth Climate Champion. Upon being selected as the first India Youth Champion, an elated Prajakta says, "I am extremely humbled and honoured to have been entitled with this unique responsibility to champion a cause that is close to my heart. Apart from producing and participating in conversations about climate change, the young girl who has a connect with millions of Indians, understands that, "youth need to be torchbearers of revolution" to achieve a common shared goal of an empowered future. Koli, a youth icon, has been extensively known for ...
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indian ocean: Iran, Russia and China begin joint naval drill – Times of India

TEHRAN: Iran, Russia and China on Friday began a joint naval drill in the Indian Ocean aimed at boosting marine security, state media reported. Iran’s state TV said 11 of its vessels were joined by three Russian ships including a destroyer, and two Chinese vessels. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard will also participate with smaller ships and helicopters. The report said the maneuvers would cover some 17,000 square kilometers, or 10,600 miles, in the Indian Ocean’s north, and include night fighting, rescue operations and firefighting drills. This is the third joint naval drill between the countries since 2019. It coincided with a recent visit by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Russia that ended on Thursday. “Improving bilateral relations between Tehran and Moscow will enhance security for t...
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Family of four, believed to be Indians, frozen to death along US-Canada border

In a heartbreaking tragedy, a family of four, including a baby, all believed to be Indians, has died from exposure to cold weather on the Canadian side of the border with the US in an apparent human smuggling operation, according to media reports. Manitoba Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) on Thursday said that the bodies of four people two adults, a teen and an infant were found on the Canadian side of the US/Canada border near Emerson on Wednesday. US officials say the dead are believed to be a family from India. They are thought to have been attempting to cross into the US, according to media reports. RCMP Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy shared the discovery with reporters in a news conference on Thursday. “What I am about to share is going to be difficult for many peopl...
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Attorney General okays contempt proceedings against Yati Narsinghanand over remarks against Constitution

Attorney General K K Venugopal on Friday gave consent to a Mumbai-based activist to initiate criminal contempt-of-court proceedings against Yati Narsinghanand for his remarks about the Supreme Court and the Constitution, saying they were “a direct attempt to lower the authority of the Supreme Court in the minds of the general public”. “I find that the statement made by Yati Narsinghanand that ‘those who believe in this system, in these politicians, in the Supreme Court and in the Army will all die the death of a dog’ is a direct attempt to lower the authority of the Supreme Court in the minds of the general public,” said the attorney general, adding the remarks made during a January 14, 2022 interview “have been explained to me”. Activist Shachi Nelli wrote to Venugopal on Friday that t...
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Goa Election 2022: After Announcing CM Face, AAP Releases Fifth List | Know More

Panaji: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday release the fifth list of candidates for the upcoming Goa Assembly elections. According to the list, Gorakhnath Kerkar will contest from Cumberjua, Uday Salkar has been fielded from Thivim and Dr Mariano Godinho from Nuvem, ANI reported. Earlier on Wednesday, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Kejriwal announced lawyer and social worker Amit Palekar as his party’s chief ministerial candidate for Goa. Palekar is from the OBC Bhandari community, which accounts for about 35 percent of Goa’s population. The AAP, which has decided to go solo in Goa, had earlier on Tuesday announced its fourth list of candidates for the assembly elections. According to the list, Lincoln Vaz will contest from Margao, Nanu Naik from Priol, Gabriel ...
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UP: BJP’s Second List Of 85 Candidates Out. Ex Cong MLA Aditi Singh To Contest From Rae Bareli

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released its second list of candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Elections.  Total 85 names have been announced in the second list of BJP candidates which includes Raebareli Sadar MLA Aditi Singh, who recently quit Congress.  BJP releases its second list of candidates for the upcoming #UttarPradeshElections. 85 names announced in the second list. (2/2) pic.twitter.com/HFCnoMmmGE — ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) January 21, 2022 The list also includes incumbent MLA Hariom Yadav, a distant relative of Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav. Hariom Yadav had also quit the opposition party recently. Meanwhile, the ruling party has named both Aditi Singh and Hariom Yadav from their current seats of Ra...
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‘Fake Anti-India’ Content: Govt Orders Blocking Of 35 Pak-Origin YT Channels, Social Accounts

New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry on Friday informed that it issued directions for blocking 35 YouTube channels, two Twitter accounts, two Instagram Accounts, two websites, and a Facebook account for spreading fake and divisive content against India. Addressing a press conference, Vikram Sahay, Joint Secretary (P&A), I-B Ministry said: “Yesterday on January 20, based on fresh intelligence inputs which the Ministry received, we have issued directions for blocking 35 YouTube channels, 2 Twitter accounts, 2 Instagram Accounts, 2 websites, and a Facebook account”. “The common factor amongst all these accounts have been that they operate from Pakistan and spread fake anti-India news & other content,” he added, as quoted by ANI. Apurva Chandra, Secr...
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‘You will see Kapil Dev not Ranveer Singh’: How Ranveer turned himself into Kapil for the movie 83 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The 1983 World Cup win was a huge watershed moment for Indian cricket. Tagged as underdogs, the Kapil Dev-led Indian team shut out the outside noise in style and lifted the coveted trophy at the 'mecca of cricket' - Lord's. The 1983 golden journey has been turned into a feature film and Bollywood star Ranveer Singh and all the other actors, going by all reports put in a lot of hard work to turn themselves into the members of a team which shed the tag of minnows and went on to become world champions. Balwinder Sandhu, who claimed the first wicket in the summit clash against the mighty West Indies in the form of Gordon Greenidge for just 1, spoke to TimesofIndia.com recently about how Ranveer got into the skin of 'captain fantastic' Kapil for the role. Kapil Dev and Ranveer Sin...
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Setback for CPM in Kerala as High court limits attendance at public events in Kasaragod

Acting upon a public interest litigation, the Kerala High Court on Friday banned conduct of all events and functions in Kasaragod which have more than 50 persons attending. The high court directive is a setback for ruling CPI(M), which began its Kasaragod district conference with 200-odd delegates and scores of volunteers. The conduct of the district conference in Kasaragod and Thrissur, where test positivity rate is 34 percent and 36 per cent, respectively, had come under fire from the Opposition and civil society as Kerala is seeing a surge in Covid-19 cases in recent days. To facilitate the conduct of the party district conferences, which began on Friday, the government had allegedly tweaked the restrictions, with no curbs on gatherings in these districts. In Kasaragod d...
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bjp: Aparna Yadav will lose if fielded from Lucknow Cantt: BJP leader | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav’s sister-in-law Aparna Bisht Yadav, who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on January 19, would lose the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh (UP) assembly election if she is fielded from Lucknow Cantonment (Cantt), a top BJP leader has claimed. Explaining the political dynamics of the Lucknow Cantt constituency, he told TOI on the condition of anonymity that the popular mood was against Aparna Yadav in the seat. “Firstly, she is being considered an outsider by the voters of Lucknow Cantt constituency. She contested the previous election on an SP ticket against BJP’s Rita Bahuguna Joshi and lost,” he said. The senior leader further said the Lucknow Cantt constituency is dominated by the Brahmins while Aparna Yadav is a Bisht Rajput marr...
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britain: Britain warns Putin and Xi: West will stand up to ‘dictatorship’ – Times of India

SYDNEY: Britain on Friday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping that its allies would stand together to fight for democracy against dictatorships that it said were more emboldened than at any time since the Cold War. Speaking in Australia, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said Britain and its allies in the "free world" must respond together to global threats, deepen ties with democracies in the Indo-Pacific and "face down global aggressors" who were using economic dependence to get what they want. Truss and Britain's defence secretary, Ben Wallace, met with their Australian counterparts in Sydney on Friday for the annual Australia-United Kingdom Ministerial Consultations (AUKMIN), where a deal for Australia acquire nuclear submarines was discussed. ...