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India

BJP MP Asks Yogi Adityanath To Catch “Guilty” Cops In Hathras Cremation

Hathras case: BJP MP has written to Yogi Adityanath to take "strict action"New Delhi: A BJP MP has written to his party colleague and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to take "strict action" against officials who went ahead with the hasty cremation of a woman who was gang-raped and died after battling for her life in a hospital in Delhi."Clarification should be sought from those officers who without consent of the family cremated their daughter in a hasty manner at 2 am (Wednesday). If any officer is found guilty, strict action should be taken against them," Delhi BJP MP Hans Raj Hans said in the letter on Wednesday.आदरणीय @myogiadityanath जी से पत्र के माध्यम से आग्रह किया है कि हाथरस घटना में कोई कोताही न बरती जाए और जब तक दोषियों को कड़ी से कड़ी सजा नही दी जाती है इस मामल...
India

Gujarat Man Gets Death Penalty For Rape, Murder Of 3-Year-Old Girl

The court said the case comes under the category of "rarest of the rare". (Representational)Anand: A special court at Anand in Gujarat sentenced a man to death for raping and murdering a three-year-old girl after kidnapping her over three years ago.The special court hearing cases related to Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act passed the order on Tuesday.Additional sessions judge Dilip Hingu sentenced Raju Devipujak (38), who had committed the crime on February 14, 2017.The court said the case comes under the category of "rarest of the rare".The court also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on him, failing which he will have to undergo two years of rigorous imprisonment.The court held him guilty of crimes under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections of the ...
Business

Government slashes natural gas prices to multi-year low of $1.79/mmBtu – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India has cut the price of locally produced gas for October 2020-March 2021 by about a quarter to a multi-year low of $1.79 per million metric British thermal units (mmBtu), the government said on Wednesday. This would be the lowest price since 2014, when the nation began linking local rates to a formula tied to global benchmarks, including Henry Hub, Alberta gas, NBP and Russian gas. It also set the ceiling price for gas produced from more challenging fields at $4.06 per mmBtu for the same period, down 27.6% from the prior six-month period, the statement showed. The prices will be applicable on a gross heat value basis. Lower natural gas prices mean reduced costs for gas for fertilisers, automobiles and households. They will also cut earnings for state-owned Oil and Natural ...
Sports

Indian Premier League 2020, Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders: All-Round KKR Halt RR’s Winning Run In Dubai | Cricket News

It was a dramatic change of fortunes for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Match 12 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 as they slumped to a heavy 37-run defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Dubai. Rajasthan skipper Steve Smith won the toss and put KKR in to bat. Shubman Gill's 47 at the top of the order and Eoin Morgan's 34 at the death helped KKR post a challenging 174/6. In reply, Rajasthan lost Steve Smith (3) and Sanju Samson (8) cheaply and Sharjah's hero Rahul Tewatia too for 14 as they were restricted to 137/9. The middle order failed miserably for RR on a day their reliable top three didn't fire. Jos Buttler was dismissed for 21 by Shivam M...
Business

रिलायंस रिटेल में अमेरिकी कंपनी सिल्वर लेक 1,875 करोड़ रुपए का और निवेश करेगी

नई दिल्लीएक घंटा पहलेकॉपी लिंकरिलायंस रिटेल में सिल्वर लेक और उसके सहयोगी निवेशकों का कुल निवेश बढ़कर 9,375 करोड़ रुपए हो जाएगारिलायंस रिटेल में सिल्वर लेक समूह की हिस्सेदारी बढ़कर 2.13% हो जाएगीनए निवेश में रिलायंस रिटेल का प्री-मनी इक्विटी वैल्यू 4.285 लाख करोड़ रुपए आंका गया हैअमेरिका की प्राइवेट इक्विटी कंपनी सिल्वर लेक पार्टनर्स रिलायंस रिटेल वेंचर्स लिमिटेड (आरआरवीएल) में 1,875 करोड़ रुपए का और निवेश करेगी। यह बात रिलायंस इंडस्ट्रीज ने बुधवार को कही। इसके साथ रिलायंस रिटेल में सिल्वर लेक और उसके सहयोगी निवेशकों का कुल निवेश बढ़कर 9,375 करोड़ रुपए हो जाएगा। इससे रिलायंस रिटेल में सिल्वर लेक समूह की हिस्सेदारी बढ़कर 2.13 फीसदी हो जाएगी।इस नए निवेश में रिलायंस रिटेल का प्री-मनी इक्विटी वैल्यू 4.285 लाख करोड़ रुपए आंका गया है। सिल्वर लेक ने 9 सितंबर को रिलायंस रिटेल में 1.75 प्रतिशत हिस्सेदारी...
India

Haryana BJP Leader Shyam Singh Rana Quits Over New Agriculture Laws

Shyam Singh Rana said he was quitting the party keeping the farmers issue in mind.Chandigarh: Haryana BJP leader Shyam Singh Rana on Wednesday quit the party over the recently enacted agriculture laws.The former MLA from Radaur in Yamunanagar district submitted his resignation to state BJP chief Om Prakash Dhankar.Mr Rana, who was chief parliamentary secretary in the first term of the ML Khattar-led BJP government, said he was quitting the party keeping the farmers issue in mind.In his resignation letter to Dhankar, Mr Rana said keeping in view the problems faced by the farmers, "I support them and resign from all the posts I hold and also resign from the party".Later talking to reporters in Yamunanagar, he said the farmers issue was not being resolved. He said thousands of farmers were...
India

PNB Reports Rs 1,200 Crore “Borrowing Fraud” By Ahmedabad Firm

Punjab National Bank said it detected borrowing fraud worth Rs 1,203 crore by Sintex IndustriesNew Delhi: Punjab National Bank (PNB) has reported a new borrowing fraud worth Rs 1,203 crore by the troubled Ahmedabad-based Sintex Industries Ltd, whose debt-restructuring plan was rejected by lenders in December last year.In a regulatory filing on Wednesday, the government-owned PNB said it has made a provision of Rs 215.21 crore, which is required by law, after it detected the fraud at its corporate banking branch in Ahmedabad."Reporting of borrowal fraud of Rs 1203.26 crore in NPA account of M/s Sintex Industries Ltd (SIL) at Large Corporate Branch at Ahmedabad, Zonal Office, Ahmedabad," PNB said in the regulatory filing.Sintex Industries Ltd, which makes textiles and yarn, belongs to Sin...
Career and Education

TSW Partners with IIT Roorkee To Launch an Online Program on Data Science & Machine Learning – Times of India

These days the future of work is being shaped by some powerful forces, namely artificial intelligence, data science and machine learning. While some jobs will be lost, many others will be created due to them. However, one thing is certain… workspaces are evolving, and the way we work and live is slated for a major revolutionary change. The question is - are you ready for that change? For years, data science was a pretty uncomplicated field. One found or built a dataset, and used various tools on it to make sense of the data and obtain actionable insights. In recent years, however, machine learning models are capable of taking those huge datasets and learning how to process them on their own, which means that data scientists in the future will need to adopt machine learning skills if ...
World

Biden Says Voters Will “Not Stand For” Trump Refusing To Leave Office

The American people will decide who the next president is. Period," Biden said. (File)Alliance: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday said U.S. voters "will not stand for it" if President Donald Trump loses the November election and refuses to leave office.At a debate with Biden on Tuesday night, Trump would not commit to accepting the election result, reasserting unfounded complaints that an increase in mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic would lead to widespread voting fraud.Biden urged Americans to vote for him in large numbers to eliminate any possibility of the Republican Trump staying in the White House if he lost the election."The president will step down. The American people will not stand for it. No agency would stand for that happening," Biden said...
India

India, China “Positively” Evaluate Outcome Of Commanders’ Talks: Centre

The sixth round of Corps commander-level talks was held on September 21 (Representational)New Delhi: India and China on Wednesday "positively" evaluated the decisions taken at the last round of military talks to defuse the nearly five-month-long border standoff in eastern Ladakh and pushed for their implementation to avoid misunderstandings and maintain stability on the ground.Diplomats of the two countries held another round of virtual talks under the framework of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on border affairs, but it is learnt no concrete outcome emerged from the negotiations to expedite an end to the tense standoff and that both sides vowed to continue the dialogue process.The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said it was agreed that the next round ...