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Day: November 11, 2020

India

Mamata Banerjee Demands More Local Trains Amid Rise In Covid-19 Cases

Mamata Banerjee urged the Railway authorities to run more suburban trains to avoid overcrowding.Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged the Railway authorities to run more suburban trains to avoid overcrowding which will put passengers at a risk of contracting COVID-19.Suburban train services of Eastern and South Eastern Railway resumed in the state on Wednesday after more than seven months with the authorities trying to enforce Covid safety guidelines, even as passengers crowded the coaches during peak hours."We will ask the Railways to run more trains so that trains are not overcrowded and physical distancing and other safety norms are adhered to. We have to also ensure that people wear masks," Mamata Banerjee said at the secretariat.press trust Sourc...
India

Haryana Imposes Ban On Sale Or Use Of Firecrackers In NCR

NGT had imposed a total ban on the sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in the NCR (Representational)Chandigarh: In accordance with a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, the Haryana government has imposed a complete ban on the sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in the National Capital Region (NCR) from the midnight of November 9 to the midnight of November 30.A release issued by the state government here on Wednesday said according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Fatehabad, located outside the NCR, has recorded air quality in the "severe" category this month.An Air Quality Index (AQI) between 201 and 300 is considered "poor", 301-400 "very poor" and 401-500 "severe", while an AQI above 500 falls in the "severe plus" category."Similarly, Hisar, Bahadurgarh, Ball...
Sports

Australia vs India: Cheteshwar Pujara Shares A Wholesome Pre-Departure Pic With Family Before Leaving For Sydney. See Pic | Cricket News

Australia vs India: Cheteshwar Pujara is part of India's Test squad for Australia tour.© AFP Cheteshwar Pujara shared a picture posted by his wife Puja in his Instagram stories where Pujara, his wife and their daughter Aditi are seen posing for the camera ahead of their depature to Sydney along with the rest of the Indian contingent that leaves today for a full tour of Australia. India are scheduled to play t...
India

Former Maoist With Rs 12 Lakh Reward Arrested In Maharashtra

A former Maoist was arrested by the police of Maharashtra's Gondia. (Representational)Gondia: A 45-year-old former Maoist, carrying a reward of Rs 12 lakh on his head, was arrested by the police of Maharashtra's Gondia district from the insurgency-hit Sukma district in Chhattisgarh, an official said on Wednesday.Ramesh alias Hidma Madavi has been brought to Gondia and produced in court, which has sent him to five days in police custody, police official Atul Kulkarni said.Based on a tip-off, a team of eight C60 commandos went to Sukma and arrested Madavi with the help of Chhattisgarh police and CRPF personnel, the official said.The accused was active with Deori Dalam between 1998 to 2010 and later went underground, eluding the police for more than 10 years, he said.Madavi was wanted in m...
Career and Education

Create employment opportunities in private sector: MP Governor – Times of India

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel on Wednesday stressed on the need to create employment opportunities in the private sector and said the state should work towards attracting investment and providing basic facilities to companies wanting to set up units. Voicing support for the "Aatmanirbhar" (self-relaint) programme, she said skill development should be a focus area. Besides enhancing skills, focus should be on making people 'Aatmanirbhar' (self-reliant) and in many states work in this direction is going on, the Governor said while talking to PTI at the Raj Bhavan here. Patel is the Governor of Uttar Pradesh and holds the additional charge of Madhya Pradesh. The government needs to work in all directions - education, industry, health and other sectors - in tandem for de...
World

Donald Trump Makes First Appearance Since Losing Election To Joe Biden

Donald Trump attends a "National Day of Observance" wreath laying ceremony on November 11Washington, United States: US President Donald Trump made his first official post-election appearance Wednesday for what should have been a moment of national unity to mark Veterans Day, now marred by his refusal to acknowledge Joe Biden's win.On a rainy, gray day in Washington the president visited Arlington National Cemetery for a somber wreath-laying ceremony shortly before 11:30 am, four days after US media projected his Democratic rival would take the White House.Since then he has not addressed the nation other than via Twitter and a statement released to mark Veterans Day, and has not conceded to Biden, as is traditional once a winner is projected in a US vote.With Covid-19 cases shattering re...
India

Centre Tightens Rules For NGOs Intending To Receive Funds From Abroad

NGOs that intend to receive foreign funding will now face tougher rules (Representational)New Delhi: The NGOs that intend to receive foreign funding will now face tougher rules with the Union Home Ministry making it clear that such organisations must have existed for at least three years and spent Rs 15 lakh in voluntary activities to be eligible to receive money from abroad.In a notification, the home ministry also said office bearers of the NGOs seeking registration under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act must submit a specific commitment letter from the donor indicating the amount of foreign contribution and the purpose for which it is proposed to be given.The FCRA rules were issued about two months after the central government had amended the law under which providing Aadhaa...
Business

India moving from tax terrorism to tax transparency: PM Modi – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the country is moving towards tax transparency as a result of reforms like faceless appeals and dispute resolution mechanism introduced by the government. Inaugurating the office-cum-residential complex of Cuttack bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT ), PM said, "Today, the country is leaving it behind and moving towards tax transparency. This change from tax terrorism to tax transparency has come because we are going ahead with the approach of reform, perform and transform." Praising India's efforts at creating a transparent tax system, he noted that India is one of the few countries in the world where both the rights and duties of the taxpayer have been codified, they have been given legal recognition. "This is an ...
Sports

Virat Kohli, Team India Members Depart For Australia Tour | Cricket News

Virat Kohli will return to India after the first Test in Australia.© Twitter The Indian cricket team on Wednesday departed for a two-month long tour of Australia where it will aim to build on the historic Test series win two years ago. The BCCI tweeted photographs of the Indian contingent before departure with the players sporting customised PPE kits for travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "#TeamIndia is BACK!...
India

Congress Emerges Second In 2 UP Bypoll Seats, Sees Ray Of Hope

In the 2017 assembly elections, the Congress was third in Ghatampur (Representational)Lucknow: A day after the declaration of results of the Uttar Pradesh assembly bypolls, in which the Congress failed to win any of the seven seats, the party drew comfort from its showing in two constituencies where it ended up as the runner-up.Congress candidates Arti Bajpai in Bangarmau and Kripa Shankar in Ghatampur came second after the BJP in the bypolls."There may not be a tectonic shift towards the party in the assembly bypolls, but there is a gradual and visible shift among the voters in the state towards the Congress," UP Congress spokesperson Ashok Singh claimed."We are number two at two places compared to the BSP, which finished at number two only in Bulandshahr," he told PTI on Wednesday.In ...