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India

‘Tandav’ Director Served Notice By UP Cops, Asked To Appear For Probe On Jan 27

Tandav Director bas Zafar Served Notice By UP CopsMumbai: Amid the ongoing controversy over the web series ''Tandav'', a team of police personnel from the Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday reached director Ali Abbas Zafar's residence in Mumbai to serve him notice over allegedly hurting religious sentiments.On reaching, however, they found his house locked and pasted the notice there."We have served notice asking him to appear before the Investigation Officer on January 27 in Lucknow. His house was locked and nobody was there, so we pasted the notice there," said Anil Kumar Singh, an officer from the Hazratganj Police Station, UP.This comes after an FIR was registered at Lucknow's Hazratganj Kotwali against Amazon Prime's India head of original content Aparna Purohit, director of web seri...
Sports

AC Milan’s Theo Hernandez “False Positive” As Ante Rebic, Rade Krunic Recover From COVID-19 | Football News

AC Milan defender Theo Hernandez had a "false positive" for coronavirus.© Twitter AC Milan defender Theo Hernandez had a "false positive" for coronavirus last weekend, while teammates Ante Rebic and Rade Krunic have both now recovered, the Italian league leaders confirmed on Thursday. "Both Rebic and Krunic underwent a molecular swab test with negative results and this morning had the medical exams required t...
Career and Education

Arunachal Pradesh to install VSAT in select govt schools – Times of India

ITANAGAR: The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to install Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) in select government schools for facilitating online education. As a pilot project, more than 50 VSATs with a capacity of connecting over 100 government schools will be installed, an official said. State Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar held a video conference with deputy commissioners and deputy directors of school education on Thursday and asked them to create a dedicated classroom in the schools using available inventories. The top official directed the deputy commissioners and DDSEs to extend logistical support for commissioning of the VSATs on or before February 18. "The VSAT technology will enable a two-way virtual communication between educators and learners. It will enhance the q...
India

“Bihar Opposition To Hold Week-Long Stir Against Farm Laws”: Tejashwi Yadav

Patna: The opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar would launch an agitation against the farm laws shortly which would conclude with a state-wide human chain a week later, the coalitions leader Tejashwi Yadav announced in Patna on Thursday.Addressing a press conference soon after a meeting of MLAs of his RJD where the programme was finalised, Mr Yadav said, the Kisan Jagriti Saptaah (farmers awareness week) will commence on January 24, the birth anniversary of former chief minister and OBC stalwart Karpoori Thakur."All leaders of the five-party Grand Alliance will be hitting the streets as part of the stir against the Centres agriculture policy which could reduce our farmers to the status of beggars", said Mr Yadav adding that the human chain will be held on January 30, coinciding with the m...
World

“Fact-Checkers” Proposed For Nobel Peace Prize

Trine Skei Grandeproposed International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) for the famous peace prize.Oslo, Norway: With truth famously known as the "first casualty of war," a Norwegian parliamentarian announced Thursday that she is nominating "fact-checkers" for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.Announcing the nomination on Twitter, Trine Skei Grande, a former leader of Norway's Liberal Party, noted that "we  live in a time when fighting lies is so important that @JoeBiden mentioned it in his speech yesterday"."This year, I have nominated fact checkers for the Nobel Peace Prize. They need our support," Skei Grande added.Specifically, she proposed the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) for the famous peace prize.The IFCN is a network of several dozen media and organisations -- including A...
Business

India within striking distance of attaining positive growth: RBI – Times of India

MUMBAI: India's gross domestic product (GDP) is within the striking distance of attaining positive growth, the Reserve Bank said observing that the letter "V" in the V-shaped recovery stands for vaccine. The government launched the world's biggest vaccination drive on January 16 to protect people from Covid-19. "What will 2021 look like? The shape of the recovery will be V-shaped after all and the 'V' stands for vaccine," said an article on the 'state of economy' in the RBI's January Bulletin. India has launched the biggest vaccination drive in the world, backed by its comparative advantage of having the largest vaccine manufacturing capacity in the world and a rich experience of mass inoculation drives against polio and measles. "If successful, it will tilt the balance of risks upwards...
India

Manipur Tops Among Northeast States In Niti Aayog’s Innovation Index

Manipur at 22.78 bagged the third position in North-Eastern/Hill States category. (File)Guwahati: Sikkim has slipped down from the first to the fourth position in the second edition of Indian Innovation Index 2020 under "North-Eastern and Hill States" category while Manipur stood at the third position.Himachal Pradesh with 25.06 score moved up from the second position to emerge as the top ranker this year, while top performer in 2019, in India Innovation Index, Sikkim with 20.28 score went down to the fourth position.The Index which was released by Niti Aayog on Wednesday examines the innovation capabilities and performance of the states and union territories. The first edition of the index was launched in October 2019.With a score of 23.50 Uttarakhand bagged the second position, and Ma...
Business

Parliamentary panel to question Facebook on WhatsApp’s privacy terms: Source – Times of India

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU: Facebook executives will field questions from a parliamentary panel on Thursday about the changes to WhatsApp's privacy, a source said, days after the messaging platform was asked by the country's technology ministry to withdraw them. The panel will ask why Facebook needed to change WhatsApp's privacy policy and how it will impact users, the source said. WhatsApp did not immediately respond to Reuters request for comment. The messaging platform earlier this month kicked off a storm when it informed users it was preparing a new privacy policy, under which it could share limited user data, including phone number and location, with Facebook and its group firms. Demand for rival applications such as Signal and Telegram surged on privacy concerns and WhatsApp last week d...
Sports

IPL 2021: Robin Uthappa Joins Chennai Super Kings From Rajasthan Royals | Cricket News

Robin Uthappa played 12 games for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020.© BCCI/IPL Top order batsman Robin Uthappa has been traded to Chennai Super Kings ahead of the 2021 season of the Indian Premier League. "Robin is our newest Bat-Man! Welcoming you with #Yellove Vanakkam," CSK tweeted from their official handle on Thursday. Uthappa made the move in an all-cash deal, Rajasthan Royals said in a statement. Uthappa ha...
Career and Education

Ramesh Pokhriyal inaugurates 2 new Kendriya Vidyalayas in Bihar, Chhattisgarh – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday virtually inaugurated two new Kendriya Vidyalayas--one in Bettiah, Bihar and another in Korba, Chhattisgarh. Speaking on this occasion, Nishank said that the new building of Kendriya Vidyalaya in Bihar's Bettiah has been constructed at a cost of Rs 13.016 crore. "At present, there are 53 Kendriya Vidyalayas in Bihar, out of which 4 Kendriya Vidyalayas are running in two shifts. The Kendriya Vidyalaya in Chhattisgarh's Korba has been constructed at a cost of Rs 15.86 crore," he said. "I am happy to share that all the new Kendriya Vidyalaya buildings are being built with green standards. These buildings will make the next generation aware of nature conservation," he added. The Minister said that a total of 1,245 Ke...