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Sports

ISL: Kerala Blasters FC Hold Chennaiyin FC To 1-1 Draw In Southern Derby | Football News

Kerala Blasters on Sunday spoiled Chennaiyin FC's desire of finishing the season on a high, after holding them to a thrilling 1-1 draw in the Indian Super League at GMC Stadium, Bambolim. Fatkhulo Fatkhulloev gave Chennaiyin FC the lead in the 10th minute, which was cancelled out by Gary Hooper's 29th-minute goal from the spot. Csaba Laszlo's side finished the season with 20 points from 20 games. Chennaiyin FC got off to an electrifying start and created numerous chances in the opening minutes of the match. Anirudh Thapa fired a shot in the first minute, forcing Kerala keeper Albino Gomes into an early save. After nearly creating half-a-dozen chance...
Sports

Karnataka To Host Khelo India University Games 2021 | Other Sports News

Karnataka will be hosting the second Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2021, scheduled for later this year. The announcement was made on Sunday by the Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa, and Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju. The games will be held in Bengaluru's Jain University and other venues in the state, in partnership with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). KIUG is aimed at tapping sporting talent who can represent India in international events, including the Olympics. Hon. CM of Karnataka Sh. @Bsybjp and Hon. Sports Minister Sh. @KirenRijiju announced Karnataka as the host state and Bengaluru a...
World

“Mother, Get Up”: Video Of Bloodied Kids After Kabul Blast Sparks Outrage

At least two people were killed and five others wounded in the explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan.Kabul: A gruesome video of a Kabul blast site Sunday, showing bloodied children standing over an unconscious woman, quickly went viral and sparked fresh outrage in an already war-weary Afghanistan.At least two people were killed and five others wounded in the explosion, which appeared to target security forces in the Afghan capital, said Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz.The video, taken in the immediate aftermath, showed bodies bloodied and blackened lying on the asphalt, while two small children can be seen crying over an unconscious woman.The two children -- one of them covered in blood -- can be heard screaming. At one point, one says, "Mother, get up!"The man filming the video can b...
Sports

Serie A: Inter Milan Beat City Rivals AC Milan 3-0 To Extend Lead On Top | Football News

Inter Milan beat city rivals AC Milan 3-0 to extend their lead at the top of Serie A on Sunday as Lautaro Martinez scored a double, with Romelu Lukaku also on target. Inter opened up a four-point lead over their second-placed opponents as Antonio Conte's side target a first league title since their unprecedented treble under Jose Mourinho in 2010. Lukaku was on top form, the Belgian playing a role in Martinez's two goals on five and 57 minutes before scoring his 17th goal in the league this season to move top of the Serie A scorers' chart.Milan, chasing a first Scudetto since 2011, fell to back-to-back Serie A losses for the first time this season, ...
Career and Education

NEP reflects Modi govt’s commitment towards empowerment of Indian languages: Amit Shah – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday that the new education policy reflects the commitment of the Modi government towards the preservation, development and empowerment of all Indian languages. In a message on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day, Shah said the mother tongue is a powerful medium of expression. "Our new education policy reflects the commitment of the Modi government towards the preservation, development and empowerment of all Indian languages," he tweeted in Hindi. The home minister said maximum efforts should be made for the use of mother tongue and foster the wisdom passed on by it to strengthen the foundation of the country's culture in children. "Greetings on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day. This day inspires...
Career and Education

UP primary schools get makeover to welcome children – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Primary government schools in Uttar Pradesh are gearing up to welcome children from March 1 -- almost after a year -- after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered reopening of schools for classes 1 to 5. Preparations are going on in full swing to decorate schools with colourful balloons, flowers and festoons to welcome students on the first day of the reopening of the schools following a year-long break due to the pandemic. The Basic Education Department has directed all schools to create an environment that would encourage students to return to classes. Students who have been away from school for about a year and have been attending online classes during this period, can expect many surprises when they revisit their schools. Apart from finding colourful decorations of the cl...
Sports

Premier League: Leicester City Beat Aston Villa 2-1 To Go Second | Football News

James Maddison and Harvey Barnes scored the two Leicester goals.© AFP Leicester are determined not to make the same mistakes of last season when they let a huge lead over Manchester United and Chelsea slip away and missed out on Champions League football on the final day of the campaign. The Foxes now enjoy a six-point cushion over Chelsea in fifth thanks to a flying start against a Villa side who badly misse...
World

Texas Freeze Forced US Oil Refineries To Release Tons Of Air Pollutants

Shutdowns led to the refineries flaring, or burning and releasing gases in Texas.New York/Houston: The largest US oil refiners released tons of air pollutants into the skies over Texas this week, according to figures provided to the state, as one environmental crisis triggered another.Refiners and petrochemical plants along the US Gulf Coast scrambled to shut production as an arctic air mass spread into a region unused to frigid temperatures.The extreme cold, which killed at least two dozen people in Texas and knocked out power to more than 4 million at its peak, also hit natural gas and electric generation, cutting supplies needed to run the plants.Shutdowns led to the refineries flaring, or burning and releasing gases, to prevent damage to their processing units. That flaring darkened...
Career and Education

KITE brings out new FOSS based operating system – Times of India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state-run Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has released new customised Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) based Operating System, the K'ITE GNU-Linux Lite 2020, for the benefits of computer users in the state. The same Operating System (OS) suit would feature in lakhs ofthe student laptops that are being provided as part of the Vidyasree project of the state government, an official statement said here. Completely based on an Ubuntu free software platform, the new version of the OS comes pre-loaded with a bunch of software ranging from office packages, language input tools, Database applications to DTP-Graphics Image Editing software and so on. In addition to internationally acclaimed educational software such as GeoGebra, PhEt and GCo...