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Day: October 8, 2020

India

Congress Slams BJP After Nitish Kumar’s Party Fields Leader Named In Sex Scandal

Manju Verma was named in the infamous Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal.New Delhi: The Congress asked the BJP on Thursday to prevail on its alliance partner JD(U) in Bihar to cancel the candidature of Manju Verma, who was named in the infamous Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal, for the upcoming state polls.Congress' women's wing chief Sushmita Dev said Manju Verma, after being named in the scandal, was removed as the women and child development minister in the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government in Bihar and expelled from the Janata Dal (United).However, she has again been fielded by the JD(U), led by Nitish Kumar, in the upcoming state polls starting October 28."The BJP-JD(U) should cancel Verma's candidature and I hope that (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi, who consistently says "beti...
Sports

Indian Premier League 2020, SunRisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab: Kings XI Punjab Blown Away By Jonny Bairstow-David Warner Show | Cricket News

SunRisers Hyderabad fed off a 160-run opening stand between skipper David Warner and Jonny Bairstow and then Rashid Khan's immaculate lines with the ball as they beat Kings XI Punjab by 69 runs in Dubai on Thursday. Bairstow narrowly missed out on a second Indian Premier League (IPL) century, scoring 97 off just 55 balls and combined with Warner, who smashed 52 off 40, to score the bulk of the runs as SRH finished on 201/6. In reply the fabled top-two of Punjab, captain KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, didn't fire and despite Nicholas Pooran's breezy 77 off 37 they were dismissed for 132 in the 17th over. Rahul (11) and Agarwal (9) were both dismissed i...
India

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Releases List Of Candidates For Bihar Elections

Elections to the 243-seat Bihar assembly will be held in three phases.Ranchi: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Thursday released a list of five candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Bihar.According to the list, from Chakai assembly seat Elizabeth Soren will contest, from Jhajha seat Ajit Kumar, from Katoria seat Anjela Hansda, from Manihari seat Phoolmati Hembrom, and from Dhamdaha seat Ashok Kumar Hansda.Elections to the 243-seat Bihar assembly will be held in three phases--October 28, November 3, and 7, and the counting of votes will take place on November 10. Source link
Business

Trump says ‘really good chance’ of US stimulus deal – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said Thursday he sees "really good" odds of reaching a deal with Democrats in Congress on a new round of coronavirus stimulus for the battered US economy. "We're starting to have some very productive talks," he said, referring specifically to assistance for airlines and $1,200 checks for workers. "We're talking about a bigger deal than airlines," he stated. "I think we have a really good chance of doing something." Coronavirus outbreak: Live updatesHouse speaker Nancy Pelosi and treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin have been negotiating a huge, new relief package for weeks but differ on how much to spend. On Tuesday evening Trump abruptly called an end to the talks, saying Pelosi was not negotiating in good faith. After an outcry from both parties and ...
World

India, US “Two-Plus-Two” Dialogue Expected To Take Place On October 26-27

The first two-plus-two dialogue was held in Delhi in September 2018.New Delhi: The third edition of the two-plus-two dialogue between India and the US is expected to take place on October 26 and 27 here during which both sides are likely to carry out a comprehensive review of their strategic cooperation, people familiar with the development said on Thursday.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Defence Secretary Mark Esper are scheduled to visit India for the dialogue, they said.The Indian side at the talks will be represented by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.The first two-plus-two dialogue was held in Delhi in September 2018 after the mechanism was approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump.The secon...
India

Asaduddin Owaisi, Upendra Kushwaha Form Front Of 6 Parties For Bihar Polls

Some candidates of the six parties have already filed nominations (File)Patna: The Rashtriya Lok Samata Party and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi headed AIMIM on Thursday announced a new front of six parties for the Bihar polls whose chief ministerial candidate will be Upendra Kushwaha.Addressing a press conference in the presence of Mr Owaisi, M Kushwaha said the new grouping is named "Grand Democratic Secular Front" whose convenor will be former union minister Devendra Prasad Yadav.The constituents of the new front are - RLSP, AIMIM, BSP of Mayawati, Suhaldev Bhartiya Samaj Party, Samajik Janata Dal (democratic) and Jantantrik Party (Socialist), they told media persons.M Yadav and Mr Owaisi said at the joint press conference that they were happy to announce that these parties have joine...
Career and Education

Schools in Chhattisgarh to Remain Closed in View of Covid-19: State Government

The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel here, a government spokesperson said. PTIUpdated:October 8, 2020, 11:30 PM IST Image for representation The Chhattisgarh government on Thursday said that schools in the state will continue to remain closed in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel here, a government spokesperson said. As per the guidelines issued by the Union home ministry, state governments can take decision about reopening of schools after October 15. The state cabinet decided that in view of the pandemic situation in Chhattisgarh, schools will continue to...
Business

Idli-gate: A British Professor Who Called Idli ‘Boring’ Led to a South Indian Revolt on Twitter

To Idli or not to Idli? British professor Edward Anderson sparked a ferocious debate on Twitter after he said Idlis were 'boring' | Image credit: Twitter UK-based history professor Edward Andwerson's unpopular opinion about 'idli' provoked a response from many South Indians including Congress's Thiruvananthapuram MP Sashi Tharoor. News18.com Last Updated: October 8, 2020, 11:30 PM IST FOLLOW US ON: Food can be a great uniter or divider. And what happened on Desi Twitter this week - popularly being referred to as "Idligate" has given Indians some more food for thought.It all started when the...
Sports

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab live score over Match 22 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 16.5 overs, Kings XI Punjab, chasing a target of 202, are 132. The live updates of Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab 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, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab live score, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab scorecard. Follow the excitement of the Indian Pre...
Business

निवेशकों ने 4 दिनों में वेदांता के 73.76 करोड़ शेयर ऑफर किए, शुक्रवार को 60 करोड़ और शेयरों का ऑफर आएगा तभी डिलिस्ट होगी कंपनी

Hindi NewsBusinessVedanta Delisting Investors Offered Above 73 Crore Shares In 4 Days 60 Crore More Shares Need To Be Offered On Fridayनई दिल्लीएक घंटा पहलेकॉपी लिंक​​​​​​​डिलिस्टिंग तभी सफल होगी, जब छोटे निवेशकों के पास मौजूद 169.73 करोड़ शेयरों में से कम से कम 134 करोड़ शेयर ऑफर किए जाएंगेबाजार के आंकड़ों के मुताबिक 73.76 करोड़ शेयर 87.25 रुपए से 999 रुपए के प्राइस रेंज में ऑफर किए गए हैंवेदांता को डिलिस्ट करने के लिए चल रही रिवर्स बुक बिल्डिंग की प्रक्रिया का शुक्रवार को आखिरी दिन हैवेदांता को डिलिस्ट करने के लिए चल रही रिवर्स बुक बिल्डिंग की प्रक्रिया का शुक्रवार को आखिरी दिन है। प्रमोटर्स की बायबैक योजना के तहत गत 4 दिनों में निवेशकों ने सिर्फ करीब 73.76 करोड़ शेयर ही ऑफर किए हैं। डिलिस्टिंग तभी सफल होगी, जब छोटे निवेशकों के पास मौजूद कुल 169.73 करोड़ शेयरों में से कम से कम 86 फीसदी या 1...