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India

India Summons Pak Envoy Over Transfer Of Kartarpur Sahib Management To A Non-Sikh Body

India has summoned Pakistanu envoy over the issue of Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara.New Delhi: India on Friday summoned the Charge d'Affaires (CDA) of the Pakistan High Commission and lodged a strong protest over Islamabad's decision to transfer the management of the Kartarpur Sahib gurudwara from a Sikh body to a separate trust.MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said Aftab Hassan Khan, the Pakistani CDA, was categorically told that the decision runs against the religious sentiments of the Sikh community.On Thursday, the MEA had reacted sharply to Pakistan's decision to transfer the management and maintenance of the gurudwara from the Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee to the administrative control of the Evacuee Trust Property Board, a non-Sikh body.Mr rivastava said the unilater...
Sports

IPL 2020 Eliminator, SRH vs RCB: Kane Williamson, Jason Holder Star As SunRisers Hyderabad Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore By 6 Wickets To Enter Qualifier 2 | Cricket News

Kane Williamson, Jason Holder kept their calm and guided SunRisers Hyderabad to a 6-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020 Eliminator in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Chasing a modest total in Abu Dhabi, SRH got off to a poor start as opener Shreevats Goswami departed for a duck in the first over bowled by Mohammed Siraj. After his dismissal, skipper David Warner (17 off 17 balls) and Manish Pandey (24 off 21 balls) got their act together and stitched a 41-run stand for the second wicket. With their side looking to finish the strong note, Warner's contentious dismissal brought RCB back in the game in the final over of the Powerplay. Siraj cra...
Business

Amount of fraud in GST needs cautious approach: Official – Times of India

KOLKATA: The CGST department needs to take a cautious approach because of the amount of fraud happening in claiming input tax credit (ITC) by business entities, an official of the GST administration said on Friday. Deputy commissioner, north, CGST Naveen Rana said in a CII organised webinar that there are many reasons for blocking ITC by the department. "Blocking of ITC is done after substantial verification. The amount of fraud happening in GST is crucial for the department to take a cautious approach", Rana said. He said that in many cases it is found that suppliers of inputs are found to be non-existent. "Upon physical verification by the GST department, if suppliers are found to be non-existent, then ITC will be blocked. Then the option left with the department is to initiate action...
India

Like Previous 2 Surges, 3rd Covid Wave In Delhi Will End Soon: Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal urged people to wear face masks properly as it's the best protection against COVID-19New Delhi: Like the previous two waves of coronavirus, the third one will end soon in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday as he urged Delhiites to make wearing mask a movement to arrest the spread of COVID-19 amid festive season and rising air pollution.After inaugurating a PWD project to strengthen Rohtak Road in Mundka, he urged people to properly wear face masks as it's the best protection against COVID-19."Till there is a vaccine for corona, consider face masks as the vaccine. These are the biggest protection against COVID-19 infection. We need to promote wearing face masks as a movement," he said.Delhi is currently facing the third wave. In the first phase, the high...
Business

Wholesale dealers will not be allowed to store more than 25 MT of potato and onion: West Bengal govt

Image Source : FILE Wholesale dealers will not be allowed to store more than 25 MT of potato and onion: West Bengal govt  To control the rising price of onion and potato, the West Bengal government has issued a directive that no wholesale dealer will be allowed to store more than 25 MT and those having small businesses not more than two MT of two the vegetables, an official said on Friday. Strict legal actions will be taken if anyone is found violating the directive, he said. Teams of Kolkata Police Enforcement Branch on Friday paid surprise visits to several markets in and around the city to check hoarding of potatoes and onions. "This is not new. We regularly conduct inspections of markets. But since the price of both these vegetables have been rising quite sharply in the past fe...
India

Haryana Bans Sale Of Firecrackers Ahead Of Diwali Over COVID-19

Haryana government bans sale of firecrackers ahead of Diwali (Representational)Chandigarh: Ahead of Diwali, the Haryana government on Friday said it has decided to put a complete ban on the sale of firecrackers in the state.The decision was taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 due to pollution caused by bursting of crackers.Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said after a detailed discussion, it has been decided to completely ban the sale of crackers in the state.A notice would be issued in this regard on Saturday, Mr Khattar said in a statement.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.) Source link
India

India, Italy Ink 15 Agreements, Unveil Action Plan To Further Expand Ties

The two leaders also discussed ways to deal with adverse impact of the coronavirus pandemic.New Delhi: India and Italy inked 15 pacts and finalised an ambitious action plan to further expand their ties following a virtual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte that primarily focused on ramping up economic engagement.In the wide-ranging discussions, the two sides agreed to further strengthen defence engagement including through co-development and co-production of military systems and decided to conclude a migration and mobility partnership agreement at the earliest.The two prime ministers condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and pledged to strengthen cooperation in the fight against the menace at bilateral level and in mu...
India

ISRO’s 1st Launch Since Covid Lockdown Today Afternoon. Details Here

ISRO to launch PSLV C49 rocket with EOS-01 satellite today at 15:02 Hrs ISTBengaluru: The countdown for today's launch of earth observation satellite EOS-01 along with nine international satellites on board launch vehicle PSLV-C49 is on, the Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO said today.The launch is scheduled at 15:02 Hrs IST today."PSLV-C49/EOS-01 Mission: The countdown for the launch of PSLV-C49/EOS-01 mission commenced today at 13:02 Hrs (IST) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota," ISRO said.India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle in its 51st mission (PSLV-C49), will launch EOS-01 as primary satellite along with nine international customer satellites.EOS-01 is an earth observation satellite intended for applications in agriculture, forestry and disaster ma...
Career and Education

OJEE-2020 results announced: Sovit Patel BTech topper – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: The results of Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE-2020) is published on Friday. Skill development and technical education minister Premananda Nayak released the results booklet here in the evening. Sovit Patel from Titilagarh in Balangir district has become topper for the BTech course, while Shyam Sundar Patel from Bhubaneswar has topped the entrance test for MTech course. Similarly, Subhakanta Sahoo is the topper of MBA, Joydeep Dey for MCA, Soumya Ranjan Routray for BPharm, Parimita Sahu for MPharm, Bharat Bhusan for MArch, Rajat Kumar Dalai for integrated MBA and Gyanada Panda for MPlan. The examination was held for various technical/professional courses, such as BTech, (lateral entry) LE-Tech (Dip), LE-Tech (BSc), B Pharm, MBA, MCA, Integrated MBA, LE-Pharm, MP...
World

Joe Biden To Address Nation Friday Evening: Campaign

Joe Biden will deliver an address to the nation Friday evening.Wilmington, United States: Joe Biden will deliver an address to the nation Friday evening as he takes the lead in voting in key states needed to win the US presidential election, a campaign official said.Biden -- who has stopped short of claiming victory but has been called "president-elect" by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- will speak later in the day from his home city of Wilmington, Delaware, the official said on condition of anonymity. Source link