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Day: October 19, 2020

India

Congress’s Navjot Sidhu Targets Punjab Again On Minimum Support Price

Navjot Singh Sidhu posted a video on his YouTube channel on the farm support issueChandigarh: On the day the Punjab government was planning to table a bill in the assembly to blunt the effects of the centre's new farm laws, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu criticised his party's government in the state for a second time for its crop procurement model and "lack" of storage and marketing abilities."Today, Punjab does not have a government procurement model for any other crop apart from wheat and rice. Neither do we have storage capacity nor the marketing ability. Today, the central foodgrain warehouses are empty. They will buy our rice this year, our wheat next year. Then what after that? Our timeline for preparation is just one-three years," Mr Sidhu said in a video uploaded on his You...
Sports

IPL 2020, CSK vs RR: Jos Buttler, Bowlers Guide Rajasthan Royals To Impressive 7-Wicket Win Over Chennai Super Kings | Cricket News

After their brilliant bowling effort, Jos Buttler and skipper Steve Smith's unbeaten 98-run partnership, guided Rajasthan Royals to a crucial seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Coming in to bat in a tricky position with scoreboard reading 28/3, Smith and Buttler batted brilliantly to put pressure back on the opposition. The Englishman was the more aggressive of the two which allowed Smith to take his time in the middle. Buttler finished with 70 not out off 48 balls, with seven fours and two sixes, while Smith played a subdued role, scoring 26 off 34 balls. With not enough runs to defend, CSK skipper MS Dhoni, who was pl...
Sports

Indian Premier League 2020, Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals: “This Season We Weren’t Really There,” Says MS Dhoni As CSK Lose To RR | Cricket News

MS Dhoni's 200th Indian Premier League (IPL) match was received as indifferently by his team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as Dhoni received the news that the clash against Rajasthan Royals (RR) was his 200th appearance. The batsmen struggled to get going on a slow Abu Dhabi wicket, slowed further by a game played mere 24 hours before on the same surface, and after a good start with the ball the bowlers too tapered off as quickly as Jos Buttler (70 not out) got going. In the end, Rajasthan Royals triumphed by seven wickets to climb to the fifth position in the points table even as CSK sunk to the bottom. The 39-year-old CSK skipper was told at the toss ...
Sports

IPL 2020 Points Table Update: Orange Cap Holder And Purple Cap Holder List After CSK vs RR | Cricket News

IPL Points Table: Jofra Archer added to his wicket-tally as Rajasthan Royals moved up to 6th.© BCCI/IPL Rajasthan Royals put aside some early jitters during their chase to record a comfortable 7-wicket win against Chennai Super Kings. Put in to field, RR restricted CSK to 125/5. Then, after three early wickets, Jos Buttler and Steve Smith put on an unbeaten 98-run stand as they chased the target with more tha...
India

Air Quality Stays Poor In Delhi’s Adjoining Cities: Government Agency

The air quality at some places in Faridabad remained "very poor" on Monday. (File)Noida: The air quality at some places in Faridabad remained "very poor" on Monday while it was "poor" in parts of Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon in the National Capital Region, according to a government agency.There was heavy concentration of PM 2.5 and PM 10 pollutants in the air of the four immediate neighbouring districts of Delhi, according to the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).According to the index, an AQI between zero and 50 is considered "good", 51 and 100 "satisfactory", 101 and 200 "moderate", 201 and 300 ''poor'', 301 and 400 "very poor", and 401 and 500 "severe". The AQI was recorded "very poor" at some places in Faridabad but largely...
Health and Lifestyle

Raveena Tandon has the easiest winter skincare routine – Times of India ►

We are gradually heading towards winters and just like every new season effects are skin, hair and body, winters too, work in the same. Dry and flaky skin, is the most common problem amidst winter. Since the temperature goes down, it extracts moisture from our body, leaving it dry and lifeless. Actress Raveena Tandon has a few tips for you in order to fix your winter skin issues. The 'Mohra' actress keeps sharing beauty tips now and then on her social media handle. In the series. She gives out natural and organic tips to take care of your skin and hair. Recently the actress shared another video in which mentioned about a bathing routine for upcoming winter season. in the video she shares that while bathing during the cold season, the soap used is mild. "Make sure the soap you use for...
India

Farm Laws Brutal Attack On India’s Federal Structure: Navjot Sidhu

Navjot Sidhu said he dreams of a Punjab where every farmer has complete freedom (File)Chandigarh: Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday hit out at the Centre, describing the farm laws introduced by it as a "brutal attack" on the federal structure.In a video on his YouTube channel, the former Punjab minister also batted for assured MSP and government procurement of crops.The Congress leader said Union government talks of doubling farmers' income but it is taking away the only assured income of theirs."These black laws are a brutal attack on India's federal structure. They impinge upon the democratic powers of people of Punjab vested in the state government...to legislate upon the issue of agriculture which comes under the state list," Mr Sidhu said."Today, they are handing over agric...
World

US Charges Six Members Of Russian Military Intelligence Over Cyberattacks

The cyberattacks also included a bid to disrupt Ukraine's electric power grid.Washington, United States: Six Russian military intelligence officers have been charged with carrying out cyberattacks on Ukraine's power grid, the 2017 French elections and the 2018 Winter Olympics, the US Justice Department announced on Monday.The six current or former members of the GRU were also accused of staging a malware attack called "NotPetya" that infected computers of businesses worldwide causing nearly $1 billion in losses.In addition, they allegedly targeted investigations into the nerve agent poisoning of Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter and carried out cyberattacks on media outlets and the parliament in Georgia.Assistant Attorney General John Demers said the six GRU of...
Health and Lifestyle

5 types of relationship partners you should avoid | The Times of India

Love is a beautiful, inexplicable feeling. When you date someone you’re interested in and slowly, start to fall in love, it can feel so wholesome and comforting. When you appreciate someone’s actions or opinions, you start liking them a bit and with time, your feelings start to grow, giving you the hint that maybe you should date them. After all, isn’t it worth a try? However, often things go wrong and within time, you slowly get to know a different side to a person. There are several warning signs or red flags that you may have noticed but unknowingly chose to ignore. This may lead to a toxic relationship. Do not make that mistake as it can cost you further down the line. We have rounded up 5 types of partners that you should immediately separate from or avoid. Source link
Business

Viral Acharya: Government must not neglect bank recap despite pandemic, says former RBI deputy governor | India Business News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India is neglecting bank recapitalisation as it focuses on debt moratoriums and interest waivers for borrowers amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a former central bank official told Reuters on Monday. Banks are saddled with over $120 billion in bad debt, and in severely stressed conditions the bad-loan ratio could nearly double by March, according to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) projections. Restoring banks' capital is critical for aiding a meaningful recovery, but there has been little focus on the matter, former RBI deputy governor Viral Acharya said. "This lack of focus is tantamount to kicking the can down the road and jettisoning financial stability for short-term gains," said Acharya, who recently wrote a book titled the "Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India". "This re...