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World

Michelle Obama Brands Trump “Racist” In Scalding Video

Michelle Obama said Trump is "really good at using fear and confusion, and spreading lies to win" (File)Washington: Donald Trump is a "racist" president whose strategy of fearmongering, division and promoting ugly conspiracy theories could "destroy" America if he is re-elected, former first lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday.In a 24-minute video offering closing arguments for Democratic White House nominee Joe Biden four weeks before election day November 3, Obama described Trump and his Republican allies as unfairly "stoking fears" about African Americans.Trump is "morally wrong" for taking actions that intimidate voters and for "lying" about how minorities will ruin US suburbs, she said."What the president is doing is once again patently false, it's morally wrong, and yes, it is racist,...
Business

‘We were fortunate on timing’: 28-year-old SPAC billionaire – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Thomas Healy was secretly arranging a deal to turn his Texas-based truck electrification startup into a publicly traded company when the coronavirus pandemic struck. The crisis halted many transactions, but not the one between special-purpose acquisition vehicle Tortoise Acquisition Corp and Hyliion Inc, which Healy founded in 2015. The company created from the merger -- Hyliion Holdings Corp -- began trading Friday in New York after shares in Tortoise surged more than 300% ahead of a shareholder vote last month. Healy’s stake is now worth more than $1.4 billion, making him one of the world’s youngest self-made billionaires. Still, the 28-year-old knows luck was involved. “We were fortunate on timing,” said Healy, the firm’s chief executive officer. “If we were trying to clos...
Sports

IPL 2020, MI vs RR: Rohit Sharma Hails Mumbai Indians’ Quality After Win Against Rajasthan Royals | Cricket News

Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 57 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 fixture, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi. After the match during the post-match press conference, MI captain Rohit Sharma hailed his team's quality. "We have a lot of quality and it's about getting the job done. They all have a lot of confidence. They're all talented and they can take the game away on their day and it's all falling into place," said the Indian cricketer. MI are currently in good form, having stitched together a hat-trick of wins.Rohit also praised his bowlers, who powered past RR with style. Jasprit Bumrah i,n particular...
Sports

भारतीय टीम दौरे का आगाज वनडे से करेगी, एडिलेड में डे-नाइट मैच से शुरू होगी टेस्ट सीरीज; 3 टी-20 भी खेले जाएंगे

Hindi NewsSportsCricketIndian Team Will Start Their Tour From ODI, Test Series Will Start From Day night Match In Adelaide; 3 T20s Will Also Be Playedसिडनी3 घंटे पहलेकॉपी लिंकफाइल फोटो इंडिया टीम 10 नवंर को आईपीएल खत्म होने के बाद यूएई से सीधे ऑस्ट्रेलिया के ब्रिस्बेन लिए रवाना होगी। टीम 14 दिन क्वारेंटाइन रहने के बाद, ब्रिस्बेन में ही पहले तीन वनडे मैच की सीरीज 25 से 30 नवंबर के बीच खेलेगी।वनडे मैच की सीरीज 25 से 30 नवंबर के बीच ब्रिस्बेन में, उसके बाद एडिलेड में 4 से 8 दिसंबर के बीच 3 टी-20 मैच की सीरीज होगीटेस्ट मैच की सीरीज का आगाज एडिलेड में 17 से 21 दिसंबर के बीच होगा, यह भारत का विदेश में पहला डे नाइट मैच होगाआईपीएल के चलते ऑस्ट्रेलिया दौरे में बदलाव की गई है। अब भारतीय टीम दौरे का आगाज वनडे से करेगी। टीम ब्रिस्बेन में पहले तीन वनडे मैच की सीरीज खेलेगी। उसके बाद तीन टी-20 मैच की ...
Career and Education

Thailand approves $339 m for jobs to help rural economy – Times of India

BANGKOK: Thailand's cabinet on Tuesday approved a 10.6 billion baht ($339 million) project to create jobs to support its rural economy and reduce poverty, a government spokesman said. That government plans to hire at least 60,000 students and community members for government development programmes, government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri told a briefing. That will be financed by some of the government's 1 trillion baht borrowing for reviving an economy hit badly by the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async...
India

Punjab Health Minister Tests COVID+; Had Shared Stage With Rahul Gandhi

Balbir Singh Sidhu who recently shared the stage with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.Chandigarh: Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu who recently shared the stage with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, a health officer said."He has mild fever and a sore throat," Mohali civil surgeon Manjit Singh said.The minister is stable and in isolation at home. People who have come in contact with him will also be tested, the doctor said.Balbir Singh Sidhu was in Sangrur on Monday for "Kheti Bachao Yatra", taking part in a protest against the new farm laws.The event was also attended by Rahul Gandhi, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and other senior Congress leaders.Rahul Gandhi led a series of "tractor rallies" in the state for three days against the new law...
Sports

Indian Premier League 2020, Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals: Rampaging Mumbai Indians Go Top Of The Table As Rajasthan Sink Further | Cricket News

Another comprehensive performance by the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 led to a fourth win in the tournament as Mumbai beat Rajasthan Royals by 57 runs in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Banking on a strong lower middle order, Mumbai took calculated risks after losing Quinton de Kock in the Powerplay and then let loose at the death, smashing 51 in the last four overs to finish on 193/4. In reply, Rajasthan lost three of their top four inside the first six and despite Jos Buttler's 70 off 44 balls crumbled to 136 all out in 18.1 overs. Mumbai won the toss and opted to bat, and half-centurion from their last match d...
Career and Education

Revamping infra to meet Covid-19 norms to scheduling classes, schools prepare to reopen – Times of India

NEW DELHI: From revamping infrastructure to meet Covid-19 guidelines to preparing an "effective" time-line for completing syllabus, schools in Delhi-NCR are taking several steps to resume formal classes in a safe environment when they reopen after nearly six months. While the Centre has allowed graded reopening of schools from October 15, the Delhi government has extended the closure of schools till October 31 in view of the coronavirus pandemic. In the National Capital Region (NCR), a few schools have reopened for students from classes 9 to 12 to come on a voluntary basis to seek academic guidance. NCR covers the whole of Delhi and certain districts of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. "The shift in the mindset of students, teachers and non-teaching staff is the primary impact of...
Business

Global economy ‘less dire’ but long climb ahead: IMF’s Kristalina Georgieva – Times of India

WASHINGTON: The global economy is looking "less dire" than it did in June and the International Monetary Fund will make a "small" upward revision to its 2020 global output forecast, IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva said on Tuesday. Georgieva, in remarks to a London School of Economics event, said: "My key message is this: The global economy is coming back from the depths of this crisis." "But this calamity is far from over. All countries are now facing what I would call 'the long ascent' -- a difficult climb that will be long, uneven, and uncertain. And prone to setbacks," she added in a speech billed as her "curtainraiser" for next week's IMF and World Bank Annual meetings. Coronavirus outbreak: Live updatesThe Fund in June forecast that coronavirus shutdowns would shrink glo...
Sports

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals live score over Match 20 T20 16 20 updates | Cricket News

A dedicated team of experts bring you live score, live cricket score, live match update on Sports.NDTV.com. After 18.1 overs, Rajasthan Royals, chasing a target of 194, are 136. The live updates of Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals scorecard is also available. It is the perfect platform to follow your favourite teams in Indian Premier League 2020. Keep a track on your favourite batsmen and bowlers through Indian Premier League 2020 today match, ball by ball commentary, Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals live score, Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals scorecard. Follow the excitement of the Indian Premier League 202...