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Sports

Premier League Confirm 16 Positive Coronavirus Cases In Latest Testing | Football News

The Premier League revealed on Monday that just 16 players and staff had tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of testing -- a significant drop from recent weeks. Britain is in a fresh lockdown as authorities battle a highly infectious strain of Covid-19 but fears of another shutdown for the English top-flight have eased. Aston Villa's clash with Everton was the only postponed fixture over the weekend due to an outbreak that closed Villa's training ground.The Villa first team are due to return to action on Wednesday, away to Manchester City."The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 11 January and Sunday 17 January, acro...
Business

Budget 2021 seen raising import duties by 5%-10% on dozens of items: Report – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India is considering hiking import duties by 5%-10% on more than 50 items including smartphones, electronic components and appliances in the upcoming budget, three government sources privy to the discussions told Reuters on Monday. The move to increase import duties is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's self-reliant India campaign that aims to promote and support domestic manufacturing, said the sources, who asked not to be named as the discussions are not public. One of the sources said the government was seeking to target additional revenue of about Rs 20,000 crore to Rs 21,000 crore ($2.7 billion to $2.8 billion) from the moves, as it looks to shore up revenue amidst the pandemic-driven slowdown that has stung the economy. Two of the government sources also said the du...
Career and Education

With TN classes X, XII set to start from tomorrow, health dept insists on screening students, faculty – Times of India

CHENNAI: With classes for tenth and plus two students in Tamil Nadu set to commence from tomorrow, the state health department has directed its officials to compulsorily screen students and faculty for Coronavirus within a week. Also, the Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine mandated cleaning of school premises by local body/school management besides the creation of sufficient hand washing facilities and following the SOPs without any deviation. The officials should share the Information Education and Communication materials with the school management, the DPH said. The Deputy Directors of Health should use the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram teams to screen the tenth and twelfth standard students and faculty including checking for co-morbidities. Primary health centr...
Health and Lifestyle

My COVID Story: I got my positive test report the day I delivered my baby – Times of India

Supriya Kedare was looking forward to welcoming her baby when she got the shocking news in the form of a positive COVID result on the day of her delivery. Her COVID experience taught her the value of people and relations. As the saying goes, experience is the best teacher. My COVID experience too taught me a lot of things and many valuable lessons for life. On 23rd September 2020, my husband and I were over the moon. I was expecting and my due date for C-section was 24th September. Everything was alright and we went for our last check-up to our doctor. We were anxious, excited and also nervous for the arrival of the new member of our family. I did my antigen test for COVID, which was negative. Thankfully, I also got the PCR test done, the results of which were to be released after 48 ...
India

Nagpur Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Daughter Killed: Police

Accused were arrested on Monday morning and charged with murder, police said (Representational)Nagpur: A 55-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting his daughter was killed allegedly by her brother-in-law and one more person in Hudkeshwar area of Nagpur, police said on Monday.The man, a resident of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, was sexually exploiting his daughter, who is mentally unwell, for the past five years, which enraged her in-laws when they got to know about it, an official said.On Sunday, the woman's brother-in-law and one more person attacked her father and killed him, he said.Both men were arrested on Monday morning and charged with murder, the official said.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.) Sour...
World

Kamala Harris Officially Resigns From Senate 2 Days Before Inauguration

Kamala Harris will be the President of the 100-member Senate after InaugurationWashington: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Monday officially resigned from her Senate seat, ending her four-year innings in the upper chamber of the US Congress.Her resignation from the Senate came two days before the 56-year-old's swearing in on Wednesday along with President-elect Joe Biden, making history as the first female, first Black and first South-Asian American vice president of the US.Ms Harris, a Democrat, has formally submitted her letter of resignation to California Governor Gavin Newsom, CNN reported, quoting a Harris aide."I hereby resign as Senator from the State of California, effective January 18th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)."As I assume my duties as Vice Preside...
India

No Children Below 15 Allowed At Republic Day Parade Amid Pandemic

Reoublic Day route will be shorter and contingents would be smaller due to the pandemic (AFP)New Delhi: This year's Republic Day parade is going to be a bit different from the past due to the pandemic. The route will be shorter and contingents would be smaller. "The spectator strength has also been brought down from 1,15,000 to 25,000 and children below 15 years old will not be allowed entry. The number of cultural programmes has also been cut down," a senior officer who has direct knowledge of the matter told NDTV.According to the officer, the parade will not culminate at the Red Fort. "It will start from Vijay Chowk and end at the National Stadium," he said, adding the distance of the parade has been cut down to half - from an earlier 8.2 km to 3.3 km.The reduction in distance is the ...
Sports

Davis Cup Finals Lengthened To Reduce “Burden On Players” | Tennis News

Rafael Nada-led Spain became Davis Cup champion in 2019.© Instagram The Davis Cup Finals will be expanded to an 11-day event starting this year, and could be held across three European cities, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Monday. The competition was reformed in 2019, with Rafael Nadal's Spain winning the 18-team competition in Madrid, but scheduling issues resulted in a number of lat...
India

Do They Look Like Terrorists?: Amarinder Singh On Probe Agency Summons To Farmers

Centre adopting oppressive tactics to undermine farmers' protest, says Amarinder Singh (File)Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday hit out at the central government over the National Investigation Agency (NIA) issuing notices to some farmer union leaders and those supporting the ongoing agitation against three new farm laws."Do these farmers look like secessionists and terrorists? Such arm-twisting tactics will not weaken the resolve of the farmers to fight for their rights and their future," the chief minister said, referring to the NIA summons reportedly issued in connection with a case related to the banned Sikhs For Justice outfit.The Punjab unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) too condemned the issue of notices and said it was "shameful".The chief minister slamme...
India

First Case Under New Law Against “Love Jihad” Filed In Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Police have filed assault, rape and criminal intimidation charges (File)Bhopal: Police in Madhya Pradesh have filed the first case under the state's new 'anti-love jihad' law, after a 22-year-old girl from Barwani district accused a 25-year-old married man of physically assaulting her over her refusal to marry him and convert to Islam."As per the woman's complaint the accused... was sexually exploiting her... He told the woman he was from her community. Later he started forcing her to marry him and convert to his community, after which the woman filed a complaint," Rajesh Yadav, the Inspector in charge of the Barwani station, said. Assault, rape and criminal intimidation charges have been filed under the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Ordinance (2020) and the police h...