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India

BJP Releases List For Bihar Polls Phase 2; Most MLAs Retained, Some Dropped

In BJP List For Bihar Polls Phase 2, Most MLAs Retained, Some Dropped. (Representational)New Delhi/Patna: The BJP on Sunday released a list of 46 candidates for the second phase of the Bihar Assembly election, in which 94 constituencies will go to the polls on November 3, retaining the MLAs from their respective seats in most cases, though there are quite a few surprises.Prominent among those who will be seeking a re-election from their respective seats are ministers Nand Kishore Yadav (Patna City) and Rana Randhir (Madhuban).State BJP vice president Nitish Mishra, son of former chief minister Jagannath Mishra and a former minister himself, is in the fray from Jhanjharpur, a seat he won on a JD(U) ticket in 2010, but lost to the RJD five years later when he contested as a BJP candidate....
World

God’s Work, Or Man’s? Storm-Battered Louisianans Are Unsure

Flood waters from Hurricane Delta are seen near structures damaged by Hurricane LauraLake Charles, United States: Daniel Schexnayder has water up to his ankles as he stands outside, surveying damage to his home inflicted by Hurricane Laura six weeks before Louisiana was pummeled by a second storm, Delta.But he still does not believe in climate change."I'm on the other side. I'm with Trump," the 58-year-old carpenter said only hours after Delta had rumbled destructively through the tiny Louisiana town of Iowa, just outside Lake Charles.And yet scientists agree that global warming is a proven phenomenon, caused by man and rendering hurricanes both more frequent and more violent.That phenomenon has made coastal regions in the US, including southern Louisiana, far more vulnerable to powerfu...
India

Hathras, Karauli Comparisons Prompted By “Political Interests”: Congress

Abhishek Manu Singhvi urged everyone to make a distinction between the two incidents (File)New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday said those making comparisons between the incidents in Hathras and Karauli were doing so for "vested political interests" as while justice was not done in Uttar Pradesh, prompt action was taken in Rajasthan.In UP's Hathras, a 19-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly raped by four upper-caste men on September 14 and she died of her injuries at a Delhi hospital a fortnight later, while in Rajasthan's Karauli, a temple priest died Wednesday after being set afire allegedly by land-grabbers.The BJP has attacked the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan over the incident.Asked about the two incidents at a press conference, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi...
Sports

Indian Premier League 2020: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals: All-Round MI Dominate DC, Go Top Of The Table | Cricket News

IPL 2020, MI vs DC: Mumbai Indians dominated Delhi Capitals in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.© BCCI/IPL Twin knocks of 53 each by Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav helped Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Delhi Capitals (DC) and go top of the table in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Chasing 163 for victory, Mumbai lost skipper Rohit Sharma early for five but a 45-run stand for the second wicket between de Kock and Suryakumar followed by a 53-run partnership between Suryakumar and Ish...
India

Pak Violates Ceasefire In 3 Sectors Of J&K’s Poonch And Rajouri

Pakistani troops on Sunday shelled mortars in three sectors along the LoC in J&K. (FILE)Jammu: Pakistani troops on Sunday shelled mortars in three sectors along the Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesperson said.The shelling from across the border in Degwar and Khari Karmara sectors in Poonch and Rajouri's Sunderbani drew a befitting retaliation by the Indian Army, he said, adding that there was no immediate report of any casualty.Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars in Degwar sector around 6.15 pm. It was followed by firing and artillery shelling in Khari Karmara at 6.40 pm, the spokesperson said.At 6.45 pm, Pakistani troops targeted forward areas along the LoC...
India

8 Indian Beaches Get Coveted Blue Flag Certification

Blue Flag beaches are considered the cleanest beaches of the world (Representational)New Delhi: Eight beaches in India have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag certification, the environment ministry said on Sunday.Terming it a "proud moment" for the country, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the certification is a global recognition of India's conservation and sustainable development efforts.The Blue Flag certification is a globally recognised eco-label accorded by "Foundation for Environment Education, Denmark" based on 33 stringent criteria under four major heads -- environmental education and information, bathing water quality, environment management and conservation, and safety and services at the beaches.In a statement, the ministry said, Blue Flag certification...
India

Teenager Arrested For Issuing Threats Against MS Dhoni’s Daughter: Police

The teenage had allegedly issued threats against MS Dhoni's daughter Ziva (File)Ahmedabad: A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Sunday from Mundra in Gujarat for allegedly issuing threats against cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni's minor daughter, police said."The class 12 student from Namna Kapaya village was detained for questioning in connection with a disgusting threat message that was posted on the Instagram account of Mr Dhoni's wife Sakshi Dhoni a few days back," Kutch (West) superintendent of police Saurabh Singh told reporters.The teenager "confessed" to have posted the threatening message on the Instagram account after the IPL 2020 match between KKR and CSK cricket teams, police said.Ranchi police had shared information regarding the boy with Kutch (West) police and asked them to c...
Health and Lifestyle

With the sari and the gown: All the times Kiara Advani flaunted off-shoulder style – Times of India

The rising fashionista, Kiara Advani is one Bollywood celebrity to watch out for. The 28-year-old actress loves to dress up in feminine silhouettes. Be it her saris or her gowns, Kiara is always making it to the best-dressed celebs lists. And, the one trend she loves to sport is off-shoulder style. Be it a lehenga or a gown, we keep spotting Kiara rocking the cold-shoulder trend. Here's a look at her most notable looks: For a fashion show, Kiara donned a white embellished lehenga, which she teamed up with a strapless blouse. The actress pulled off a colour-blocked look for a movie promotion. She was seen wearing an off-shoulder top in neon green colour. She styled this statement top with plum-coloured pants and a pair of strappy heels. The actress looked every bit ethereal in a str...
Career and Education

Three-week holiday for Karnataka schools as Covid cases surge – Times of India

BENGALURU: Schools across Karnataka would have a three-week holiday from Monday over reports that many teachers were infected with Covid in some districts," Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Sunday. "I have directed officials to issue an order declaring a three-week holiday for schools from October 12-30 in view of the reports that several teachers have been infected by Covid-19," said Yediyurappa in a statement in Kannada here. The decision comes a day after the state primary and secondary education department on Saturday suspended the Vidyagama scheme, unveiled to teach students of the state-run schools during the pandemic following reports that 34 students in Belagavi and Kalaburagi districts in the state's northern region tested positive. With schools shut since March 25 whe...
Career and Education

OJEE, Common PG Entrance Test to commence from tomorrow – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) and Common PG Entrance Test (CPET)-2020 will commence from Monday onwards. While OJEE will continue till October 19, CPET will be concluded on October 22. Around 79,800 candidates are scheduled to appear the OJEE. CPET-2020, which is being conducted for the first time in the state, will be attended by over 62,000 candidates. OJEE chairman SK Chand said three shifts have been planned for each day of the examination. Government has opened five examination centres in three cities outside the state (Ranchi in Jharkhand, Patna in Bihar and Kolkata in West Bengal) and 54 centres in 21 centres inside the state for the candidates, he added. "We are taking all precautions and Covid-19 protocols of the government for holding the examinations...