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India

Delhi Police Case Against Shashi Tharoor, Others After UP, Madhya Pradesh

Shashi Tharoor and some journalists face charges over posts on farmers' tractor rallyNew Delhi: One more police case has been filed against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and journalists including Rajdeep Sardesai, this time in Delhi, for their posts on social media and comments on the violence that broke out during a tractor rally by farmers on Republic Day.In a First Information Report filed in Delhi on a complaint by city resident Chiranjiv Kumar, the police said Mr Tharoor and the others misled people on the death of a protester in central Delhi's ITO when thousands of farmers entered areas in the national capital, including the Red Fort, that were not in the agreed route of the tractor rally.The other journalists named in the Delhi Police FIR are Mrinal Pande, Paresh Nath, Anant Nath a...
Sports

ISL: Deshorn Brown’s Brace Helps NorthEast United FC Beat Mumbai City FC 2-1 | Football News

NorthEast United got the better of Mumbai City yet again, doing a double over the Islanders with a 2-1 win in the Indian Super League at the GMC Stadium on Saturday. The win also ended Mumbai's chances of creating history with a record 13th-straight unbeaten game. Interestingly, NorthEast is the only side who have managed to win against the might of the table-toppers. Interim coach Khalid Jamil also maintained his perfect run since taking charge of NorthEast and has now recorded his third straight win, taking his side back into the top four with 21 points. Deshorn Brown's first-half double was enough to see Mumbai off, despite Adam Le Fondre pulling...
Sports

La Liga: Real Madrid Beaten By Levante To Hand Atletico Madrid Title Boost | Football News

Real Madrid had Eder Militao sent off in a 2-1 defeat by Levante on Saturday, handing Atletico Madrid the chance to move 10 points clear at the top of La Liga. Zinedine Zidane's defending champions sit second in the table, seven points behind Atletico, who have two games in hand and face Cadiz on Sunday. Militao was shown a red card in the ninth minute at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium, with his team already without their injured captain Sergio Ramos and Covid-stricken coach Zinedine Zidane.  Marco Asensio gave Madrid the lead four minutes later but Jose Luis Morales equalised before half-time before Roger Marti made up for missing a penalty by scori...
India

Court Frames Money Laundering Charges Against Om Prakash Chautala

Om Prakash Chautala is also serving a jail term in a teachers' recruitment scam case. (File)New Delhi: A Delhi Court has framed money laundering charges against former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala in connection with a disproportionate assets case.Special Judge Vikas Dhull framed charges against Chautala under Section 4 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002."Charge for the offense under Section 4 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 framed today against the accused in pursuant to order dated 13.01.2021 to which accused pleaded not guilty and claimed trial," the court said.The court has listed the matter for February 27 for the recording of evidence in the matter. Special Public Prosecutor NK Matta, was representing Enforcement Directorate while counsels...
Sports

Abu Dhabi T10: All-Round Display Helps Bangla Tigers Defeat Maratha Arabians | Cricket News

Bangla Tigers displayed a spirited all-round game to defeat defending champions Maratha Arabians by six wickets, in the seventh match of the Abu Dhabi T10 at the Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Arabians, despite not losing any wicket, could muster only 103 runs in their ten overs. Mohammad Hafeez's unbeaten 61 off 30 balls went in vain. Abdul Shakoor played second fiddle with an unbeaten 34 runs. Having won the toss, Bangla Tigers promptly elected to field. Maratha Arabians' opener Hafeez dangerously edged the first ball from Mohammad Irfan past the wicketkeeper for a boundary. He picked a boundary off the second ball too. Mujeeb Ur Rehm...
Sports

Manchester City vs Sheffield United: Gabriel Jesus Extends Manchester City’s Lead At The Top Of Premier League | Football News

Manchester City moved four points clear at the top of the Premier League after Gabriel Jesus sealed a 1-0 win against Sheffield United on Saturday. Pep Guardiola's side took an early lead through Jesus's close-range strike at the Etihad Stadium. City couldn't add to that advantage against the bottom of the table Blades, but their rock-solid defence nailed down the points with a fifth successive league clean sheet. Second-placed Manchester United would move back within one point of City if they win at Arsenal later on Saturday. Regardless of United's result, City have no reason to fear anyone at present. Their winning run is now up to 12 matches in a...
Career and Education

Four-year-old British Sikh girl joins Mensa club of high IQ kids – Times of India

LONDON: A four-year-old British Sikh girl has become one of the youngest in the UK to be accepted into the elite Mensa membership club of children with a high intelligence quotient (IQ). Dayaal Kaur, who lives with her family in Birmingham, displayed exceptional learning abilities from very early on and had mastered the entire English alphabet by the time she was just 14 months old. She expressed an enthusiasm to appear for the Mensa test, conducted online from home due to the coronavirus lockdown, and achieved an IQ score of 145, which puts her in the top one per cent of the UK's population in the “very gifted or highly advanced” category. “We are delighted to welcome Dayaal to Mensa, where she joins a community of about 2,000 junior and teen members,” said John Stevenage, British Me...
Career and Education

Odisha: Decision yet to be taken on holding offline classes for all UG, PG students – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: The Covid-19 guidelines issued by the special relief commissioner (SRC) on Saturday have allowed the higher education department and the skill development and technical education department for reopening of the colleges and universities in the state. Both these departments have started offline classes in colleges and universities for final semester/year students of undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG) and diploma courses since January 11. But so far no decision has been taken regarding commencement of offline classes for students of other semesters. The SRC order stated that the department of higher education is authorized to take appropriate decisions with regard to the date of re-opening of colleges/higher education institutions and hostels under its control/superinten...
India

Over 37 Lakh Beneficiaries Vaccinated Against COVID-19: Centre

Over 37 lakh healthcare workers have been vaccinated against COVID-19 till now, centre said.New Delhi: Over 37 lakh healthcare workers have been vaccinated against COVID-19 till now, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.On the fifteenth day of vaccination on Saturday, 2,06,130 beneficiaries were vaccinated and 71 adverse events following immunization (AEFIs) were reported."The cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 is 37,06,157 (as at 7 pm Saturday), as per the provisional report," the ministry said in a statement.Of the 37,06,157 beneficiaries, the highest number of people were vaccinated in Uttar Pradesh at 4,63,793 followed by Rajasthan at 3,26,745, Karnataka at 3,15,343, Madhya Pradesh at 2,73,872 and Maharashtra at 2,69,064.The ministry noted that India...