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India needs to closely monitor Chinese inroads into Myanmar: CDS | India News – Times of India
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India needs to closely monitor Chinese inroads into Myanmar: CDS | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India needs to closely monitor the emerging situation in Myanmar, where China is making further inroads after international sanctions were imposed on the country after the military coup in February, chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat said on Saturday. “The BRI (belt and road initiative) of China to build roads, rails and energy corridors is bound to get further impetus with the sanctions on Myanmar,” said Gen Rawat, speaking at a webinar on the “Opportunities and Challenges in North East India” organized by the Indian Military Review here. The country’s senior-most military officer said “return of normalcy” in Myanmar would augur well for the region, especially India, because of “our historical and cultural linkages” with the country. The northeast region of India, wh...
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Monsoon rains flood Philippine villages, thousands evacuate

Manila, Jul 25 (AP): Thousands of residents fled flooded communities and swollen rivers in the Philippine capital and outlying provinces Saturday after days of torrential monsoon rains, which left at least one villager dead, officials said. Officials said they struggled to open more emergency shelters in order to allow social distancing among the displaced residents and prevent evacuation camps from turning into epicenters of COVID-19 infections. In the hard-hit city of Marikina in the capital region, nearly 15,000 residents were evacuated to safety overnight as waters rose alarmingly in a major river. “This situation will be too difficult if there won't be a permanent solution to flooding, especially now with the threat from the delta variant,” Marikina Mayor Marce...
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Monsoon rains flood Philippine villages, thousands evacuate

Manila, Jul 25 (AP): Thousands of residents fled flooded communities and swollen rivers in the Philippine capital and outlying provinces Saturday after days of torrential monsoon rains, which left at least one villager dead, officials said. Officials said they struggled to open more emergency shelters in order to allow social distancing among the displaced residents and prevent evacuation camps from turning into epicenters of COVID-19 infections. In the hard-hit city of Marikina in the capital region, nearly 15,000 residents were evacuated to safety overnight as waters rose alarmingly in a major river. “This situation will be too difficult if there won't be a permanent solution to flooding, especially now with the threat from the delta variant,” Marikina Mayor Marce...
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Monsoon rains flood Philippine villages, thousands evacuate

Manila, Jul 25 (AP): Thousands of residents fled flooded communities and swollen rivers in the Philippine capital and outlying provinces Saturday after days of torrential monsoon rains, which left at least one villager dead, officials said. Officials said they struggled to open more emergency shelters in order to allow social distancing among the displaced residents and prevent evacuation camps from turning into epicenters of COVID-19 infections. In the hard-hit city of Marikina in the capital region, nearly 15,000 residents were evacuated to safety overnight as waters rose alarmingly in a major river. “This situation will be too difficult if there won't be a permanent solution to flooding, especially now with the threat from the delta variant,” Marikina Mayor Marce...
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Monsoon rains flood Philippine villages, thousands evacuate

Manila, Jul 25 (AP): Thousands of residents fled flooded communities and swollen rivers in the Philippine capital and outlying provinces Saturday after days of torrential monsoon rains, which left at least one villager dead, officials said. Officials said they struggled to open more emergency shelters in order to allow social distancing among the displaced residents and prevent evacuation camps from turning into epicenters of COVID-19 infections. In the hard-hit city of Marikina in the capital region, nearly 15,000 residents were evacuated to safety overnight as waters rose alarmingly in a major river. “This situation will be too difficult if there won't be a permanent solution to flooding, especially now with the threat from the delta variant,” Marikina Mayor Marce...
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Monsoon rains flood Philippine villages, thousands evacuate

Manila, Jul 25 (AP): Thousands of residents fled flooded communities and swollen rivers in the Philippine capital and outlying provinces Saturday after days of torrential monsoon rains, which left at least one villager dead, officials said. Officials said they struggled to open more emergency shelters in order to allow social distancing among the displaced residents and prevent evacuation camps from turning into epicenters of COVID-19 infections. In the hard-hit city of Marikina in the capital region, nearly 15,000 residents were evacuated to safety overnight as waters rose alarmingly in a major river. “This situation will be too difficult if there won't be a permanent solution to flooding, especially now with the threat from the delta variant,” Marikina Mayor Marce...
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J P Nadda in Goa, state BJP leaders say ‘poll mode’ on

With Goa Assembly elections scheduled early next year, BJP president J P Nadda arrived to the coastal state on Saturday on a two-day visit and held a series of meetings with nearly 100 office-bearers of state BJP, including ministers and MLAs. While cracks had appeared in the party’s state unit amid a raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in May, BJP leaders said all issues have been resolved now. A rift between Chief Minister Sawant and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane was put to rest after senior BJP leaders intervened, they said. Panaji MLA Atanasio Monserrate, who defected to BJP with nine other Congress MLAs in 2019, said the meeting was a brainstorming session and various issues were discussed with MLAs ahead of the Assembly polls. “This meeting (with Nadda) is to...
Isolation rules frustrating, vaccine has to be trusted: Ravi Shastri after Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha, Abhimanyu Easwaran return | Cricket News – Times of India
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Isolation rules frustrating, vaccine has to be trusted: Ravi Shastri after Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha, Abhimanyu Easwaran return | Cricket News – Times of India

DURHAM: India head coach Ravi Shastri on Saturday expressed his disappointment at 10-day isolation rules for anyone who comes in contact of a COVID-19 positive person as it happened with bowling coach Bharath Arun, who has already completed his vaccination course. Arun, along with senior wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and stand bye opener Abhimanyu Easwaran, had to remain in isolation for 10 days as per UK Health protocols as they had been in contact with throwdown specialist-cum-masseur Dayanand Garani. Great to have you back gents 😊#TeamIndia bowling coach B.Arun, @Wriddhipops and Abhimanyu Easwaran have joined th… https://t.co/dth5bxQndr— BCCI (@BCCI) 1627118608000The trio were back in the team bubble on Saturday after completing their mandatory isolation period of one and half weeks. ...
Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu lifts weight of a nation, puts India on medal table | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu lifts weight of a nation, puts India on medal table | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: Pint-sized weightlifter Mirabai Chanu lifted the spirits of an entire nation with an incredibly composed silver-winning show as India found itself on the Olympics medals table on the very first day of competitions, a feat so remarkable that it more than made up for some disappointments. Competing in her second Olympics, Chanu claimed the silver medal in the 49kg category with a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) as the country of over a billion but painfully short of consistent Olympic success erupted in joy. July 24 Action: As it happenedUsed to medal-less opening days, Chanu's silver placed India 12th on the tally, a feat achieved for the first time ever. The 4'11" Chanu, whose smile was visible even behind the mask, made sure that the horror outing at the Rio Games was now a thing fi...
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Nicaragua arrests 7th presidential contender in Nov. 7 vote

Managua (Nicaragua), Jul 25 (AP): Nicaraguan police placed under house arrest a seventh presidential contender on Saturday, meaning that almost all of those who could have challenged President Daniel Ortega in the November 7 elections have now been detained.Opposition leader Noel Vidaurre was placed under police custody at his home on Saturday, as was political commentator Jaime Arellano. Arellano had been called in for questioning regarding a commentary he wrote criticising an Ortega speech.Vidaurre was one of the potential presidential candidates of the Citizens for Liberty alliance. The conservative alliance announced it had chosen as its candidate Oscar Sovalbarro, a leader of the U.S.-supported “Contra” insurgency that fought the Sandinistas in the 1980s. It wa...
Probing fictitious transactions of Rs 2200cr, says I-T department after raids on Dainik Bhaskar | India News – Times of India
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Probing fictitious transactions of Rs 2200cr, says I-T department after raids on Dainik Bhaskar | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax department on Saturday claimed to have found "fictitious transactions" of Rs 2,200 crore two days after conducting raids at multiple offices of Dainik Bhaskar media group. “The quantum of income escapement using this (shell companies and bogus expenditures) modus operandi, detected so far, amounts to Rs 700 crore spread over a period of 6 years. However, the quantum may be more as the group has used multiple layers and investigations are being carried out to unravel the entire money trail," I-T department said in a statement. "These involve violation of S.2(76)(vi) of Companies Act and Clause 49 of Listing Agreement prescribed by SEBI for listed companies. Application of Benami Transaction Prohibition Act will also be examined," it added. The tax department fur...
Suniel Shetty’s audio on Salman Khan’s apology to Athiya: “It takes a man to say sorry. Fantastic!”- Exclusive! – Times of India
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Suniel Shetty’s audio on Salman Khan’s apology to Athiya: “It takes a man to say sorry. Fantastic!”- Exclusive! – Times of India

Yesterday, a moment in Arbaaz Khan's first episode of Pinch 2 featuring Salman Khan was the talk of town. For those who've come in late, Arbaaz had asked his elder brother who he doesn't follow on social media- Katrina Kaif, Athiya Shetty or Sangeeta Bijlani? The conversation went, “Aapke 117 million followers hai social media pe, lekin aap Twitter mein sirf 24 ko follow karte ho, aur Instagram mein 25 ko. Main aapko 3 naam de raha hoon, isme se aapko batana hai ke aap Instagram mein kisse follow nahin karte.” Salman responded that he wasn't following Sangita. Hear Suniel Shetty talking below here: Suniel Shetty on Salman KhanDuration - 00:36 minListenx Arbaaz pointed out that the answer is wrong, which was followed by Salman saying that then it could be Athiya. Soon, Salman folded hi...
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ACB arrests cop, aide for seeking Rs 2 crore from businessman

The Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) late on Friday arrested a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and his assistant for allegedly demanding Rs 2 crore from a businessman in Parbhani. ACB officials raided the residence of DSP Rajendra Pal in Dadar on Saturday and seized Rs 24.84 lakh cash. The officials said Pal’s assistant, a constable, was caught while accepting Rs 10 lakh from the complainant. Subsequently, Pal was also apprehended. The officials said the complainant’s friend had died in a road accident on May 3. A case of rash and negligent driving was registered at the Selu police station in Parbhani and the accused arrested. The complainant reached out to his friend’s wife to console her. He had called from one of his employee’s phone. “He said something o...
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ACB arrests cop, aide for seeking Rs 2 crore from businessman

The Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) late on Friday arrested a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and his assistant for allegedly demanding Rs 2 crore from a businessman in Parbhani. ACB officials raided the residence of DSP Rajendra Pal in Dadar on Saturday and seized Rs 24.84 lakh cash. The officials said Pal’s assistant, a constable, was caught while accepting Rs 10 lakh from the complainant. Subsequently, Pal was also apprehended. The officials said the complainant’s friend had died in a road accident on May 3. A case of rash and negligent driving was registered at the Selu police station in Parbhani and the accused arrested. The complainant reached out to his friend’s wife to console her. He had called from one of his employee’s phone. “He said something o...
Pakistan Super League to be held in January-February window next year | Cricket News – Times of India
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Pakistan Super League to be held in January-February window next year | Cricket News – Times of India

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be held in January and February next year, the country's cricket board said on Saturday following a meeting with the Twenty20 tournament's franchises. The tournament is usually held during February and March every year but the PCB is expecting Australia to tour Pakistan during that window, according to the sport's global governing body International Cricket Council's future tours programme. The 2021 edition of the PSL started in February in Pakistan but was suspended the next month due to COVID-19 cases among staff and players. It was later completed in June in Abu Dhabi, with the Multan Sultans crowned champions. Source link
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New floods hit Belgium amid stormy weather

Brussels, Jul 25 (AP): New floods have again swamped areas of Belgium and washed away cars as a wave of thunderstorms and heavy rain hit the country on Saturday. The provinces of Namur and Walloon Brabant south-east of the capital city Brussels were particularly hit. They had already been impacted by the devastating floods that left 36 people dead and seven missing in the nation with 11.5 million inhabitants last week. Belgium's crisis center issued a warning to the population as the bad weather is expected to last for several days. Heavy rainfall caused significant damage in Dinant, where piles of cars were strewn across the town. Deputy mayor Robert Closset said firefighter were deployed to tackle floods he described as worse than last week. “I've been living here...
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Equipped With Books, Toys, Board Games: To help kids feel safe at police stations, 11 child-friendly centres come up

To create a comfortable space for children who have to lodge complaints, the Delhi Police launched “child-friendly centres” at 11 police stations in the Northwest district, with officials saying this will help make the process less daunting and allow children to interact with police officers and seek legal help without fear. Usha Rangnani, DCP (Northwest), inaugurated the centres at the police stations with Joint Commissioner of Police (Northern range) S S Yadav on Saturday afternoon. “There are children who leave their houses and are rescued from other cities or states; some are also victims of abuse. Also, some juveniles get into petty crimes and are in conflict with the law. We want to help all these children and their families. They are often scared of visiting police ...