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ISL: Matti Steinmann Shines As SC East Bengal Beat Bengaluru FC 1-0 | Football News

Matti Steinmann's first-half strike proved to be the difference as SC East Bengal edged past Bengaluru FC 1-0 to record their second win of the ongoing seventh season of Indian Super League (ISL), at the Fatorda Stadium, on Saturday. The Kolkata side is now unbeaten in their last five games while BFC's misery continued with their fourth consecutive defeat this season. Erik Paartalu returned to the starting XI after serving his one-match suspension as Naushad Moosa made four changes in his first game as interim coach.  While Udanta Singh started as well, Moosa handed first start to the defenders Parag Srivas and Ajith Kumar.SCEB made just one change ...
India

Delhi Police Chief Reviews Security Arrangements Ahead Of Republic Day

SN Shrivastava took stock of anti-terrorism measures for the forthcoming Republic Day.New Delhi: Ahead of Republic Day, Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava on Saturday reviewed security arrangements and took stock of anti-terrorism measures, officials said.Besides reviewing the crime situation in the national capital, the police chief also reviewed the law and order arrangements at various border points in view of the farmers' agitation, they added.According to a statement, Mr Shrivastava took stock of anti-terrorism measures for the forthcoming Republic Day and also reviewed the action plan for police stations, crime- prone spots and ATM locations."Analysis of Integrated Complaint Monitoring System showed good results, and the system is being streamlined by putting multiple compla...
Business

Remote working to boost hybrid workforce, gig economy in 2021: Study – Times of India

MUMBAI: The success of work-from-home in 2020 following lockdown due to Covid-19 will boost the gig economy and hybrid workforce this year, according to a study. "In 2020, job losses across the experience level and the influx of fresh entrants (graduates) in the job market boosted the gig economy. This will promote diversity, inclusion and business pressure for cost optimisation and will give gig economy a major push, even though external hiring will be limited this year," according to the 2021 Talent Technology Outlook study by job site SCIKEY. Gig economy is a free market system in which temporary positions are common and organisations hire independent workers for short-term commitments. Tailoring one's own working hours will also lure more women in the industry and it might even see ...
World

Pakistan Should Hold Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi Accountable For Mumbai Attack: US

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was arrested by Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab province. (File)Washington: The US on Saturday said that it is "encouraged" by the conviction of Lashkar-e-Taiba operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in a terror financing case in Pakistan, but Islamabad should further hold him accountable for his involvement in terror attacks, including the 2008 Mumbai carnage.Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi was sentenced to 5 years in jail on Friday by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court in a terror financing case, amidst mounting international pressure on Islamabad to bring to justice terrorists roaming free in the country.Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Lahore Judge Ejaz Ahmad Buttar sentenced UN proscribed terrorist Lakhvi to five years of rigorous imprisonment each on...
Sports

UAE vs Ireland: 2nd ODI Between UAE And Ireland Postponed Due To COVID-19 | Cricket News

In the first ODI, UAE defeated Ireland by six wickets on Friday.© Twitter The second ODI between UAE and Ireland has been postponed after Alishan Sharafu tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday. He is the third member of UAE's squad to return a positive result, following Chirag Suri and Aryan Lakra. The tests that were carried out on December 29 were all negative. Players were then isolated in their separ...
India

Forget Assembly Poll Results, Look Ahead: Nitish Kumar Tells JDU Workers

We must strive to work for all those who voted for us as well as those who did not: Nitish Kumar (File)Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday urged workers of his Janata Dal (United) to look at the future banishing memories of the recent assembly elections in which the party suffered humiliating losses.The JD(U) de facto leader, who relinquished the post of the party's national president earlier this month, also asserted that the government in the state will "complete its five-year term", in an indirect rebuff to opposition leaders who have been speaking of political instability.Mr Kumar was addressing the party's state council and state executive meetings here, in presence of leaders like RCP Singh, who has succeeded him as the national president, and state unit chief Vas...
India

“Social Media Given Rights To Alter Ours”: BJP’s Tejasvi Surya On Trump’s Ban

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya, who is on the parliamentary IT panel, spoke to NDTV Saturday nightNew Delhi: Shortly after Twitter permanently banned Donald Trump from using its services, the outgoing American president has found a pocket of support from unusual quarters - Indian politicians.All through Saturday functionaries and lawmakers, particularly from the ruling BJP, commented on the rationale behind the ban. One such person was Tejasvi Surya, a BJP MP who heads the party's youth wing and, importantly, is a member of the parliamentary panel on Information Technology.Social media platforms like Facebook, which have monopolies over content sharing, have been given "rights to alter our rights", Mr Surya told NDTV Saturday night. He said that while the combined user base of Facebook, Instagram...
Business

Government clarifies KYC needed only for cash purchase of jewellery above Rs 2 lakh – Times of India

(Representative image)NEW DELHI: The department of revenue (DoR), ministry of finance has clarified that any purchase of gold, silver, jewellery, or precious gems and stones below Rs 2 lakh does not require permanent account number (PAN) or Aadhaar of a customer as mandatory Know Your Customer (KYC) document. Sources said that the notification issued under PML Act, 2002, on December 28, 2020, is a requirement of FATF Dealers in Precious Metals and Precious Stones (DPMS) to carry out KYC and customer due diligence only when they conduct cash transactions above Rs 10 lakh. "This is a requirement of FATF (Financial Action Task Force) - the global money laundering and terrorist financing overseer which as the inter-governmental body sets international standards aimed to prevent illegal acti...
Business

CBI books Hyderabad-based Coastal Projects in over Rs 4,736 crore bank fraud – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The CBI has booked Hyderabad-based Coastal Projects Ltd and its directors in connection with over Rs 4,736 crore bank fraud in a consortium of banks led by the State Bank of India, officials said on Saturday. The complaint from the SBI, now a part of the FIR, has alleged that the accused construction company, during the five year period between 2013 and 2018, falsified account books and financial statements to show unrealisable bank guarantee amounts as realisable investments, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) spokesperson R C Joshi said. The company also allegedly gave wrong information on promoters' contribution, converted receivables from related parties to investments to siphon off bank funds, he said. The loan account of the company became a Non-Performance Asset wit...
Sports

Non-League Chorley Shock Virus-Hit Derby County, Everton Advance In FA Cup | Football News

Non-league Chorley knocked coronavirus-ravaged Derby County out of the FA Cup with a surprise 2-0 win on Saturday, while Everton survived a scare against Rotherham as the spiking pandemic took its toll on the third round. Derby were forced to play with only Under-23 and Under-18 players after their first-team squad and interim manager Wayne Rooney were ruled out following a virus outbreak at the Championship club. Chorley, from the sixth tier National League North, took advantage of Derby's weakened line-up, all making their debuts and with an average of 19, to reach the fourth round for the first time. It was Chorley's third league scalp in the FA C...