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Sports

ISL: Chennaiyin FC Inches Closer To Top 4 With 2-1 Win Over Odisha FC | Football News

Their first clash in this season's Indian Super League (ISL) on Sunday may have ended in a goalless draw, but Chennaiyin FC's encounter against Odisha FC at the GMC Stadium on Wednesday wasn't short of goals. After struggling for goals all season, Csaba Laszlo's men turned on the style against Odisha, scoring two in the opening quarter of the game. Portuguese forward Esmael Goncalves opened the scoring in the 15th minute, before putting Chennaiyin two-up by converting a penalty in the 21st minute. However, a Diego Mauricio screamer in the 64th minute gave Odisha hope but Chennaiyin held on for a 2-1 win, which lifted them all the way to fifth place. ...
Business

Amazon Prime Video launches mobile-only plan in India, teams up with Airtel – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Amazon on Wednesday announced its first mobile-only Prime Video plan at a starting price of Rs 89 per month as it looks to woo entertainment-hungry smartphone users in the country. The single-user plan will initially be available for Bharti Airtel's prepaid users, the company said. After a 30-day free trial, the Rs 89 for 28-day plan will come with 6 gigabytes of data. The introduction of the mobile-only plans in India is a global first for the company that competes against players like Netflix, Disney+Hotstar and Zee5, among others. "India is one of our fastest growing markets globally with very high engagement rates. Buoyed by this response, we want to double-down on our efforts and reach out to an even larger audience. Powered by affordable data, smartphones have become th...
Career and Education

Bihar D.El.Ed. Merit List 2020-22 released at district DIET websites – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Bihar School Examination Board on Wednesday released the D.El.Ed. Merit List 2020-22 on its official website. Candidates, who have appeared for the examination, can now check their merit list on the official website - http://biharboardonline.bihar.gov.in/. The Bihar D.El.Ed Merit List 2020-22 can be checked through candidate login. This year the selection is done through merit list as no exam is conducted due to Covid-19 pandemic. The Merit List is prepared for all the eligible students who applied and wanted admission in Bihar state's afflicted institution diploma in elementary education (D.El.Ed). Candidates, who have applied for the admission, will now be able to check the subject-wise merit list for Bihar D.El.Ed 2020-22.Bihar D.El.Ed 2020: Important DatesS. No. Event Da...
World

Sri Lanka Revives Port Deal With India, Japan

Sri Lanka has insisted its ports will not be used for any military purposes. (Representational)Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday announced the revival of an Indian and Japanese investment project to develop a deep-sea terminal in Colombo harbour, next to a controversial $500-million Chinese-run container jetty.A tripartite deal by Sri Lanka's previous government had been on hold amid trade union resistance, but Rajapaksa said the East Container Terminal (ECT) would proceed.Approval came after reviewing "regional geo-political concerns," Rajapaksa's office said, a reference to India's suspicion of China's role at the same port.The terminal will be developed with 51 percent ownership by Sri Lanka's government and the remaining 49 percent as an investment by Ad...
Sports

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Kerala’s Mohammad Azharuddeen Gets Praise From Virender Sehwag After 37-Ball Century | Cricket News

Kerala batsman Mohammed Azharuddeen played a stunning knock on Wednesday against Mumbai in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as he helped Kerala win their second match on the trot. Chasing 197, the right-handed opener smashed a century off just 37 deliveries against a Mumbai bowling attack comprising the likes of Dhawal Kulkarni, Tushar Deshpande and Shams Mulani as Kerala won the match with over four overs to spare. Azharuddeen stayed unbeaten at 137 off just 54 deliveries as Kerala beat Mumbai by eight wickets. It was the second-fastest century in the history of India's national T20 century, after Rishabh Pant's 32-ball ton in 2018. Former India...
World

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Features On Swedish Stamps

The stamps go on sale from PostNord on ThursdayStockholm: Climate activist Greta Thunberg is to feature on a set of stamps issued by Sweden's postal service.She will join a hall of fame of Swedish personalities, from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Greta Garbo, who have been depicted on the country's postage stamps.The stamps go on sale from PostNord on Thursday and show Thunberg in her familiar yellow raincoat standing on a rocky coast looking out at a flock of birds."We hope that, as a big company, we can shine a light on the very important climate question, with the help of a little stamp," said Kristina Olofsdotter, head of PostNord's stamp division.Several million of the stamps will be issued, Olofsdotter said, adding: "There will be a lot of Gretas flying around."Thunberg rose to global fam...
India

Bolivia, Serum Institute Sign Deal For 5 Million Oxford Vaccine Doses

Bolivia signed a contract with Serum Institute for supply of 5 million doses of Oxford's vaccine. (File)La Paz: The Bolivian government said on Wednesday it had signed a contract with Serum Institute for the supply of 5 million doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine.President Luis Arce said that combined with a recent deal to buy 5.2 million Sputnik V vaccine doses from Russia, Bolivia now expected to be able to inoculate all of its vaccinable population.Both vaccines require two doses to be given, meaning they would be used to inoculate a total of 5.1 million people from Bolivia's 11.51 million-strong population.Bolivia has also signed an agreement through the global COVAX initiative, which is backed by the World Health Organization and seeks to ensure equitable distribution of vaccin...
India

Court Allows Activist Sudha Bharadwaj To Access Books From Outside Jail

The pleas of Mr Babu and Mr Navlakha will be taken up in the next hearing (Representational)Mumbai: A special NIA court has allowed activist Sudha Bharadwaj, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoists links case, to access books from outside Byculla prison, where she is lodged, according to an order made available on Wednesday.Special NIA court judge DE Kothalikar allowed a plea of Ms Bharadwaj in this regard on Tuesday.The judge directed the jail superintendent to allow Ms Bharadwaj access to five books a month from outside the prison in central Mumbai.Last month Ms Bharadwaj, and co-accused Gautam Navlakha and Delhi University professor Hany Babu had filed separate pleas through their lawyer Chandni Chawla seeking access to books and newspapers from outside prison.Mr Navlakha and Mr Bab...
India

“Girls Can Reproduce At 15, Why Raise Age For Marriage”: Congress Leader

Sajjan Singh Verma said "Girls should go to their 'sasural' and be happy after they turn 18".Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Congress landed in controversy today after a former minister's regressive comment on a woman's minimum age for marriage. "When girls can reproduce at 15 years, why raise their marriageable age from 18 to 21 years," Sajjan Singh Verma -- former PWD minister and Kamal Nath loyalist -- had questioned, setting off BJP demands for an apology and his sacking from the party.But the Congress tried to brush off the matter, with state Congress spokesman Bhupendra Gupta claiming the BJP "wanted to make an issue out of nothing".The issue unfolded after Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, while inaugurating "Samman" -- a fortnight-long public awareness drive about crimes against ...