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Day: October 20, 2020

World

Jamal Khashoggi Fiancee Sues Saudi Prince In US Over Murder

Turkish citizen Hatice Cengiz claims personal injury and financial losses over Khashoggi's deathWashington: The fiancee of journalist Jamal Khashoggi sued Saudi Arabia's crown prince and other officials Tuesday in a US court, seeking damages for his brutal murder in Istanbul two years ago.Turkish citizen Hatice Cengiz and the human rights group Khashoggi formed before his death, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), is pursuing Mohammed bin Salman and 28 others for damages over the October 2, 2018 killing of the US-based writer.Cengiz claims personal injury and financial losses over Khashoggi's death, while DAWN said its operations and objectives were hampered by the loss of its founder and central figure."The ruthless torture and murder of Mr. Khashoggi shocked the conscience of peo...
Sports

Indian Premier League 2020, KXIP vs DC: KL Rahul Labels Glenn Maxwell As “A Great Team Man” After Kings XI Punjab’s Win Against Delhi Capitals | Cricket News

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by five wickets in Match 38 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, at Dubai International Stadium, in Dubai. DC had set a 168-run target, which KXIP wrapped up in 19 overs. Nicholas Pooran slammed 53 runs during his team's chase, with Glenn Maxwell also notching 32 from 24 balls. Maxwell also grabbed the crucial wicket of Rishabh Pant, and conceded 31 runs from four overs. After the match, KXIP captain KL Rahul labelled the Australian all-rounder as "a great team man". "Glenn is a great team man. He has been batting well in the nets. It was important to back him. It was good to see him get time i...
Business

Insurance claims related to Covid-19 treatment rise in September – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The number of insurance claims related to treatment for Covid-19 rose to 40 per cent of the total health insurance claims in September, according to an analysis. Based on its analysis of industry data, insurance aggregator Policybazaar.com said "most people filing the claim for Covid-19 treatment are senior citizens of age group 60 years and more, followed by people in the age bracket of 41-45 years". In September, the insurance aggregator said Covid-19-related claims accounted for 40 per cent of the total health insurance claims. It has been steadily increasing from 8 per cent in May. In July and August, it stood at 23 per cent and 34 per cent, respectively. Overall, coronavirus cases have been on the rise, especially in few states. The recovery rate is also high. During the...
Business

US Spaceraft Diving To Asteroid Surface For Rare Rubble Grab

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.: A NASA spacecraft descended Tuesday toward the surface of an asteroid 200 million miles away to collect a handful of rubble for return to Earth.The Osiris-Rex spacecraft dropped out of orbit around asteroid Bennu right on time, beginning a 4 1/2-hour plunge to the rough, boulder-covered face of the ancient space rock.It was America’s first attempt to gather samples from an asteroid, something already accomplished by Japan twice.Bennus gravity was too low for the spacecraft to land the asteroid is just 1,670 feet (510 meters) across. As a result, Osiris-Rex has to reach out with its 11-foot (3.4-meter) robot arm while dodging boulders the size of buildings, and attempt to grab at least 2 ounces (60 grams) of Bennu.It promised to be the most harrowing part of the ...
India

Two More Arrested From Mumbai In Fake Ratings Case

Eight people have been arrested so far in the case, police said (Representational)Mumbai: The Mumbai Police crime branch on Tuesday arrested two former employees of Hansa research agency in connection with the fake Television Rating Points (TRP) racket, an official said. This takes the number of arrested persons in the case to eight.Ramji Verma (41) and Dinesh Vishwakarma (37) were working with Hansa agency for a few years.Ramji Verma was arrested from Worli area while Dinesh Vishwakarma was caught this evening at the Mumbai airport, the official said.The alleged fake TRP scam came to light when ratings agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) filed a complaint with the police through Hansa Research Group, alleging that certain channels were rigging TRP numbers to lure advertis...
Career and Education

Schools in Andhra Pradesh to reopen from Nov 2, guidelines issued – Times of India

VIJAYAWADA: Schools in Andhra Pradesh will be reopened from November 2 with classes on alternative days for the students, chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced in a video conference on Tuesday. The state government will be conducting online classes on alternative days for the students. However, the CM said online classes will be conducted for the students who don't want to attend physical classes. "Classes 1,3,5,7,9 will have classes on one day and 2,4,6,8 will have classes on the next day. Schools will function for half-day for November and students will be sent homes after midday meals," the Andhra Pradesh CMO said in a statement. Assuring that strict Covid-19 guidelines will be followed, the state government in its guidelines said that schools above 750 students will have ...
Career and Education

AP schools to reopen from Nov 2, guidelines released – Times of India

VIJAYAWADA: Schools across Andhra Pradesh to reopen from November 2. Addressing a video conference on Spandana Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced that schools will be reopened following Covid-19 guidelines. Education department designed the academic calendar with 148 academic days. State government had decided to conduct classes on alternative days for the students. Classes 1,3,5,7,9 will have classes on one day and 2,4,6,8 will have classes on the next day. Schools above 750 students will have two working days per class per week and schools with less than 750 students will have three working days per week. Schools will function for half day in November month and students will be sent homes after having midday meals at schools. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy strictly directed the aut...
World

NASA Probe OSIRIS-Rex Set To “Kiss” Asteroid Bennu In Historic Mission

The first confirmation signal for the operation will arrive on Earth at 6:12 pm Eastern Time (File)Washington: After a four-year journey, NASA's robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex will descend to asteroid Bennu's boulder-strewn surface on Tuesday, touching down for a few seconds to collect rock and dust samples in a precision operation 200 million miles (330 million kilometers) from Earth.Last year, Japan managed with its Hayabusa2 probe to collect some dust from another asteroid, Ryugu, and is now on its way home. With Osiris-Rex, NASA hopes to collect a much larger sample -- at least 60 grams -- which it hopes will reveal the original ingredients of the solar system.The spacecraft, about the size of a large van, is at this moment in position about a kilometer above Bennu, which is 490 mete...
India

Woman’s Panel Chief Talks “Love Jihad” Cases With Maharashtra Governor

National Commission of Women chief Rekha Sharma met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyaritoday.Mumbai: The issue of "love jihad" came up at a meeting between Rekha Sharma, the chief of the National Commission of Women and Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari today in the backdrop of the recent row over a Tanishq advertisement.  The Commission said Ms Sharma had highlighted the "rise" in ''love jihad'' cases in the state, reported news agency Press Trust of India. "Madam Chairperson raised the issue of rise in love jihad cases in Maharashtra. She highlighted a distinction between consensual inter-faith marriages and love jihad and said that the latter required attention," a statement from the Commission read, reported PTI. Later in the day, the Commission tweeted: "Our Chairpe...
Career and Education

Maharashtra HSC, SSC repeater exam from November 20 – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will conduct the repeat examination of class X (SSC) and XII (HSC) between November 20 and December 10. The practical and oral examinations would begin on November 18. While the SSC exams will conclude on December 5, the HSC exams will go on till December 10. A detailed timetable for the exams is available on the boards website www.mahahsscboard.in. Students can submit the online forms from October 20 to 29 without late fee and from October 30 to November 2, with late fee. The forms are open for regular students, repeater students, private students and students who want to apply in the class improvement scheme. Students who wish to apply in class improvement scheme will get two opportunities i.e. in the No...