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Buyers to pay interest for late payment on GeM portal – Times of India
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Buyers to pay interest for late payment on GeM portal – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The government department and agencies, procuring goods and services from government e-marketplace (GeM) platform, will have to pay one per cent interest on late payments made to vendors, according to the department of expenditure. However, the interest amount will be deposited in an account maintained by GeM. The government has been repeatedly emphasising the need for prompt payment to vendors specially the MSME vendors. For procurement made on (GeM), buyers are mandated to make payments within 10 calendar days after generation (including auto generation) of consignee receipt and acceptance certificate (CRAC) on the GeM. "In order to promote greater discipline and timeliness in payment to vendors, it is decided that whenever a CRAC is auto generated or issued by a buyer and ...
You have to enjoy sports instead of thinking about winning and losing: PV Sindhu | More sports News – Times of India
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You have to enjoy sports instead of thinking about winning and losing: PV Sindhu | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Friday, during the first session of the Fit India Talks, said that players have to enjoy sports rather than thinking about the outcomes. The 2016 Olympics silver medallist further stressed the importance of sports for school children. "You have to enjoy sports instead of thinking about winning and losing. From grassroots to schools, getting into some kind of sport is really important. If you cannot train for hours, even half an hour or 45 mins is good enough for any age. Studies will go a lot more in your mind. Fitness is very important for every sport and I must say endurance, agility and weight training is important along with mental and physical exercise," Sindhu said. The first session of the Fit India Talks was attended by Union Minister ...
Isro’s MOM captures image of the biggest moon of Mars | India News – Times of India
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Isro’s MOM captures image of the biggest moon of Mars | India News – Times of India

Picture credits: ISRO | TwitterBENGALURU: The Mars Colour Camera (MCC) onboard Isro's Mars Orbiter Mission has captured the image of Phobos, the closest and biggest moon of Mars. The image was taken on July 1 when MOM was about 7,200 km from Mars and 4,200 km from Phobos. "Spatial resolution of the image is 210 m. This is a composite image generated from 6 MCC frames and has been color corrected," Isro said in an update along with the image. Phobos is largely believed to be made up of carbonaceous chondrites. According to Isro, "the violent phase that Phobos has encountered is seen in the large section gouged out from a past collision (Stickney crater) and bouncing ejecta." "Stickney, the largest crater on Phobos along with the other craters (Shklovsky, Roche & Grildrig) are also se...
Priyanka Gandhi to speak with UP Congress leaders over state’s law and order
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Priyanka Gandhi to speak with UP Congress leaders over state’s law and order

Following an incident where eight Uttar Pradesh cops were killed by a history-sheeter in Kanpur, Priyanka Gandhi will speak to UP Congress leaders over the situation of law and order in the state. Priyanka Gandhi will speak to Congress leaders over video-conferencing on Saturday. (File photo: PTI)Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a meeting with party leaders through video-conferencing on Saturday to discuss the prevailing law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.Eight police personnel, including a DSP, were gunned down in the early hours of Friday in a village near Kanpur by the henchmen of a criminal who lost two of them in a firefight later.Seven others, including a civilian, were injured in the attack from a rooftop on a police team after it entered Bikru vil...
Shaheer Sheikh & Rhea Sharma’s ‘Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke’ To Get NEW Time Slot After Lockdown
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Shaheer Sheikh & Rhea Sharma’s ‘Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke’ To Get NEW Time Slot After Lockdown

New Delhi: Star Plus’ ‘Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke’ has managed to win the hearts of the viewers with its drama-packed episodes. The show, which is the spin-off of ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’, stars Shaheer Sheikh and Rhea Sharma in the respective roles of Abir and Mishti. ‘YRHPK’ enjoys a significant fan following, all thanks the sizzling chemistry between Shaheer and Rhea. The actors have started shooting for the show after three months of lockdown. The new episodes of ‘Yeh Rishtey’ will beam on Star Plus from July 13.Check OUT: Shivangi Joshi & Mohsin Khan Film Their FIRST Scene After Lockdown, See EXCLUSIVE PIC ‘Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke’ will air at a new time slot after the lockdown. The show, which originally telecasted at 10pm, will be shifted to the 9pm s...
IIT Roorkee researchers develop real-time defogging system for cars to prevent road accidents – Times of India
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IIT Roorkee researchers develop real-time defogging system for cars to prevent road accidents – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Researchers at IIT Roorkee have developed a system to lower risks of accidents in low visibility conditions. The team is also working on prototyping and commercialising this technology. As different components of an automatic driver assistance system (ADAS) such as blind-spot detection, lane departure warning, and collision warning require clear image data. The technology aims to provide better information in dealing with such risky situations. “The objective of this research was to design a system for real-time defogging that produces a clear image stream from the input foggy frames. In addition to that, a high frame rate is essential in transportation to avoid frame lag or drop. If a vehicle is running at 110 km/h and a 5 frames per second ADAS is adopted, the vehicle will ...
Alumni comes forward  to help IIT-Bombay bridge digital divide
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Alumni comes forward to help IIT-Bombay bridge digital divide

Written by Abha Goradia | Mumbai | Published: July 4, 2020 2:56:44 am The institute also announced that it will conduct the autumn semester fully in the virtual mode. (File) Over a week after IIT-Bombay Director Dr Subhasis Chaudhuri requested the alumni to donate funds so that the institute could buy online learning equipment for underprivileged students through a Facebook post, IIT Bombay Heritage Foundation (IITBHF) – the alumni arm of the institute – has donated a sum of Rs 2.35 crore. This fund will be used to purchase 500 laptops and broadband support for 500 needy undergraduate students...
Narendra Modi:   India bringing modern technologies from around world for armed forces: PM | India News – Times of India
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Narendra Modi: India bringing modern technologies from around world for armed forces: PM | India News – Times of India

LEH/ NEW DELHI: On a surprise visit to Ladakh in the midst of heightened tension between India and China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday told soldiers that modernisation of the armed forces is a priority and that the spending on border infrastructure has almost tripled. In an address to troops, Modi said India is manufacturing critical weapons and bringing modern technology from around the world for the armed forces as the government is paying lot of attention for their requirement. "If India is enhancing its powers on land, air and water, then it is for the welfare of mankind," he said. "India is manufacturing modern weapons today. We are bringing modern technology from around the world for the armed forces. The spirit behind it is the same. If India is building modern infrastr...
No job cuts but profiles may change: Railways – Times of India
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No job cuts but profiles may change: Railways – Times of India

(Representative image)NEW DELHI: The Railways on Friday said certain job profiles of its employees might change in the coming days but asserted that there will be no job losses, a day after the national transporter issued a letter, asking its general managers to slash 50 per cent vacancies and freeze creation of new posts. In an online briefing, director general (HR) Railway Board, Anand S Khati said the Railways will be "rightsizing and not downsizing". He said due to technological interventions in the national transporter, certain job profiles might change, wherein the personnel will be re-skilled, but there will be no job losses. "We will be rightsizing and not downsizing. Let there be no doubt that the Indian Railways will remain the largest employer in the country. We will move fro...
Follow norms for disposal of Covid bodies to preserve dignity of citizens: Bombay HC to BMC
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Follow norms for disposal of Covid bodies to preserve dignity of citizens: Bombay HC to BMC

Written by Omkar Gokhale | Mumbai | Published: July 4, 2020 2:47:23 am Bombay HC, while dismissing the plea, noted that authorities were scrupulously following guidelines Maintaining that civic authorities should continue to follow guidelines for handling and disposal of bodies of Covid-19 victims to preserve the dignity of all citizens, the Bombay High Court on Friday said safety of persons involved in conducting last rites should be ensured and that no citizen staying near crematoriums should be put at “unnecessary distress”. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice N J J...
IIT-B Heritage Foundation raises Rs 2.35 cr to fund online education for 500 needy students – Times of India
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IIT-B Heritage Foundation raises Rs 2.35 cr to fund online education for 500 needy students – Times of India

MUMBAI: The IIT-Bombay Heritage Foundation announced a grant of Rs 2.35 crores to the institute for the purchase of 500 laptops and broadband connection for 500 needy students from the campus. The premier institute had decided to scrap face-to-face lectures for the upcoming academic session in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. To equip around 1,000 underprivileged students with computers and internet connectivity, the institute had decided to raise Rs 5 crore. The Heritage Foundation, which is aimed at strengthening the links between the institute and its alumni, managed to collect Rs 2.35 crores from its US-based alumni in a fund-raising drive. Since 500 more laptops are needed, the foundation has requested other India-based alumni and the institute's corporate sponsors to provide funds....
CISCE reduces Class X & XII syllabi by up to 25% – Times of India
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CISCE reduces Class X & XII syllabi by up to 25% – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CICSE) announced reduction in syllabus for Class X and XII Board exam in 2021 by up to 25% taking into account the academic loss due to lockdown and subsequent schools closure since March 16 in view COVID-19 outbreak, on Friday. “The global outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus, aspects of life including the educational life in schools. Schools across the country have been shut for the past three months due to the lockdown. While a number of CISCE affiliated schools have tried to adapt to this changed scenario and have tried to keep the teaching learning process through online classes, there has been a significant shortening of the academic year and loss of the instructional hours,” said Gerry Arathoon CICSE Chief Execut...
Virat Kohli gives insight into his training regime, shares video of power snatch | Cricket News – Times of India
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Virat Kohli gives insight into his training regime, shares video of power snatch | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India captain Virat Kohli is seemingly doing everything to keep himself fit during the enforced break put forward by the coronavirus pandemic. Kohli, on Friday, shared an incredible video of himself, with a Punjabi song blaring in the background, doing multiple power snatch reps on his Instagram handle. His post read: "If I had to make a choice of one exercise to do everyday, this would be it. Love the power snatch." If I had to make a choice of one exercise to do everyday, this would be it. Love the power snatch 💪😃 https://t.co/nak3QvDKsj— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1593786114000Earlier, Kohli had shared another video of himself going through his physical training. Impressed by teammate Hardik Pandya's fly push-ups, Kohli posted a video on social media doing the same exercise. "He...
Samantha Akkineni’s PICTURES with doggo Hash are TOO CUTE TO BE MISSED  | The Times of India
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Samantha Akkineni’s PICTURES with doggo Hash are TOO CUTE TO BE MISSED | The Times of India

Despite busy with films, brand endorsements and photo-shoots during normal times, Samantha never misses out on her workout routine and that’s the reason behind her toned figure and washboard abs. Besides yoga and meditation, she tries out a wide variety of exercises which include rope workouts, pilates, high-intensity interval training, weightlifting, kickboxing, resistance bands, circuit training, battle ropes and total-body toning. Source link
F1: Hamilton fastest in both practices for Austrian Grand Prix | Racing News – Times of India
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F1: Hamilton fastest in both practices for Austrian Grand Prix | Racing News – Times of India

SPIELBERG (Austria): Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first two practice sessions for the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Friday. The British driver twice finished ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on the 4.3-kilometer (2.7-mile) Red Bull Ring circuit in Spielberg nestled at the foot of the Styrian mountains in southern Austria. Bottas was .356 seconds behind Hamilton in the damp and overcast morning run and improved to .197 back as the track dried and became warmer in the afternoon. Late in that session, however, he had to return to the pits because of a braking issue. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, who has won the past two races here, was third quickest in the first practice but slipped to eighth in the second session and enc...
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Remembers ‘Dance Guru’ Saroj Khan, Says ‘You Will Truly Be Missed’
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Remembers ‘Dance Guru’ Saroj Khan, Says ‘You Will Truly Be Missed’

New Delhi: Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan took to social media to share a heartfelt post for veteran choreographer Saroj Khan, who passed away after a cardiac arrest on Friday (July 3). Khan, regarded as one of the finest choreographers in the film industry, left for her heavenly abode at the age of 71. Several tinsel town celebs including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Shilpa Shetty mourned the demise of Masterji.Check OUT: Saroj Khan Death: Old Black & White PICS With SRK, Madhuri, Sridevi Go VIRAL & Is A Proof That She Was A Ture ‘Masterji’ To These Stars!The ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ actress posted a photo with Saroj Khan on her official Instagram hande. The still is from he film 'Taal', which released in 1999. She said that she had ‘many memor...
Saroj Khan Death: Janhvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan & Ananya Panday Share Throwback PICS With Masterji, Say ‘You Are Truly Special’
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Saroj Khan Death: Janhvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan & Ananya Panday Share Throwback PICS With Masterji, Say ‘You Are Truly Special’

New Delhi: Prolific choreographer Saroj Khan, who worked with leading stars in Bollywood, passed away on Friday (July 3) after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 71. Several tinsel town celebs including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan paid tribute to the legendary choreographer on social media. Late Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor, who made her acting debut with ‘Dhadak’ opposite Ishaan Khatter, shared a picture with Masterji along with a heartfelt note.The ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ actress said that she is grateful for getting an opportunity to learn from the veteran choreographer. Saroj Khan had choreographed several iconic numbers of Janhvi’s mother Sridevi.“Can’t thank my stars enough for getting the chance to le...
Bolly Buzz: Choreographer Saroj Khan passes away due to cardiac arrest, Bollywood mourns her loss – Times of India ►
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Bolly Buzz: Choreographer Saroj Khan passes away due to cardiac arrest, Bollywood mourns her loss – Times of India ►

Looks like it's another dark and gloomy day for Bollywood as one of its finest choreographers, Saroj Khan passed away early this morning due to a cardiac arrest. While the industry was still mourning the loss of Sushant Singh Rajput, this news has disturbed the entire industry. In our latest segment Bolly Buzz, we bring you all the news and gossips from the world of entertainment. Check out what else happened today here: The news of Saroj Khan's demise came in just weeks after she checked into a city hospital after complaining of breathing issues. The dance maestro, made headlines when her Covid-19 test turned out to be negative. Meanwhile, the news of her passing away was confirmed by filmmaker Kunal Kohli on Twitter, her family later revealed details of dear Saroj’s passing, saying, ...
Delhi HC pulls up sports ministry, refuses to give provisional recognition to NSFs
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Delhi HC pulls up sports ministry, refuses to give provisional recognition to NSFs

Written by Pritam Pal Singh | New Delhi | Updated: July 4, 2020 1:13:35 am On June 24, the High Court had directed the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) to revoke the recognition to the NSFs it had granted in June. (Express file photo) The Delhi High Court on Friday pulled up the Sports Ministry for seeking its consent to grant provisional recognition to 57 National Sports Federation (NSFs) until September 30, observing that such practice without ascertaining whether they are following the sports code cannot be allowed to go on. “We cannot allow the provisional system to go on without the NSFs following the...
Hideouts of accused in fake Lankan league scam raided
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Hideouts of accused in fake Lankan league scam raided

Written by Jagdeep Singh Deep , Nitin Sharma | Mohali | Updated: July 4, 2020 12:54:30 am A view of the SCA (Strokers Cricket Association) cricket ground in Sawara where the matches were played on June 29. (Express photo by Jasbir Malhi) A day after The Indian Express reported about matches of Uva T20 League, purportedly being played in Sri Lanka, but actually held in Sawara village in Mohali district, the local police conducted raids at the hideouts of the two accused arrested on Thursday night. The Mohali Police had booked eight persons after a complaint was filed on Thursday evening and the two accused ha...