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Barida RI Caught Red-handed While Taking Rs 55,000 Bribe

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Vigilance on Wednesday caught Barida Revenue Inspector (RI) under Kodala Tehsil red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 55,000. The accused officer has been identified as Debasish Majhi. According to reports, the officer had demanded Rs 55,000 to hand back seized sand-laden truck. Following this, a complaint was lodged and action [] The post Barida RI Caught Red-handed While Taking Rs 55,000 Bribe appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 10 Aug 2022 12:27 pm

Elon Musk sells Tesla shares worth $6.9bn as Twitter trial looms

Tesla CEO admits he could need the funds if he loses a legal battle with Twitter and is forced to buy the social media platform Elon Musk has sold $6.9bn (5.7bn) worth of shares in Tesla after admitting that he could need the funds if he loses a legal battle with Twitter and is forced to buy the social media platform. The Tesla CEO walked away from a $44bn deal to buy Twitter in July but the company has launched a lawsuit demanding that he complete the deal. A trial will take place in Delaware in October. Continue reading...

The Guardian 10 Aug 2022 11:21 am

Mahindra Scorpio-N diesel AT: GTO's review after 5 days of driving

GTO recently shared this with other enthusiasts.Mahindra Scorpio-N Diesel Automatic ReviewMahindra is closely guarding its utility vehicle fortress. They hit it out of the park with the 2nd-gen Thar, the XUV700 and now, the Scorpio-N. Do note that even the Marazzo was a kickass MPV - extremely competent. It failed only due to non-product-related reasons such as price, marketing, positioning, not having an AT, no petrol, and competition from the Ertiga / XL6 on one side & the mighty Innova on the other, etc.We have to understand that the brand Scorpio is now 20 years old. A very powerful nameplate, it is to the Rs. 20 - 25 lakh segment what the Fortuner is to the Rs. 40 - 50 lakh segment. Brand Scorpio has an enormous following in rural as well as urban India (just like the Fortuner). Hence, Mahindra has smartly gone for evolutionary changes preserving the successful formula, rather than revolutionary ones. It's still got a lot of the original Scorpio DNA (body-on-frame construction, tough build, 4x4, commanding driving position, etc.), but Mahindra does appear to have brought the SUV up to the times by improving in several crucial areas.Must say this Scorpio-N feels like it's 2 or 3 generations ahead of the old Scorpio.Here's an important point = the Scorpio-N is now, a lot more woman-friendly than the original Scorpio. Where the original car had crude interiors, this one has a likeable cabin with most of the expected amenities. It has light steering, an automatic transmission, good-looking interiors, a petrol option, a nice sound system, features (sunroof too, albeit a small unit) and more. The fairer sex cares about these points. My better half was driving the Scorpio-N. She was totally at home within 5 minutes of being in it on the expressway. While women have always influenced car purchase decisions of the house, now there are a lot more women buying 20-lakh rupee cars for themselves too (or contributing to the car's EMI in double-income families).It's truly amazing what a long way Rs. 20 lakh cars have come. Frankly, the Rs. 20-25 lakh segment gives you all the car you need with enough power, enough space, enough gadgets and now, enough safety as well. We are seeing some really competent models in this space and one honestly doesn't need to spend over this price point, no matter whether you are looking at an SUV or MPV or Sedan or Crossover. Any car over 30 lakhs is driven more by desire than need.The AT variant I drove has a stiff premium over the MT. IMHO, Mahindra is clearly going for profits. After all, it is a seller's market, the AT is brilliantly matched to the engine and the truth is, AT customers are less price sensitive. If they want the AT, they want the AT.ExteriorI like the front-end styling, and the side profile is extremely smart too. But the rear is quite boring & seems MPV'ish to my eyes. The Scorpio-N has a presence - is butch too - although it could do with a butt-lift already.Owners will appreciate the Scorpio-N for being abuse-friendly, overload-friendly, rough road-friendly and rough user-friendly. You know this tough SUV has that Mahindra DNA in it and it's going to take abuse like a champ. In fact, in rural areas, I fully expect to see Scorpio-Ns with 14 people squeezed into them. Like Boleros. Think about it, what better upgrade for a Bolero-driving farmland owner than the relatively luxurious Scorpio-N? We stopped at a local tyre shop and every pedestrian who walked by was turning around and checking the Scorpio-N out. An elderly gentleman asked me what car it is, and even a 10-year-old kid was curious about this new Scorpio-N. Heck, the person filling the air in the spare tyre had 10 questions about the Scorpio-N.We are driving right next to a Mercedes GLS and are as tall as the Benz. We tower over crossovers and sedans. This kind of butch presence and height does have an advantage in India. It has a feel good factor too, I got to admit (even as a sedan lover).I'll go one step further and say that your driving style does change when you are driving a tough body-on-frame SUV. People give you way and you are not as careful as you would be in say, a delicate sedan or softer crossover. This is a proper Mahindra in that sense.One thing about the Scorpio is that it finds a lot of interest in urban India as well as rural India. Out in the countryside, it's one of the ULTIMATE status symbols. That's not the case with a vehicle like the Skoda Kushaq (just an example), which you can safely assume has its sales primarily from more urban areas.The spare tyre, which is a space saver, was low on air pressure (the TPMS warned me). With the way that it is placed under the car, the tyre nozzle is on the top. There is no way to fill air in it without pulling the wheel down!!! This is a serious fail in terms of useability (not just Scorpio, many other SUVs / MPVs too suffer from this). Imagine, for such a regular & routine maintenance thingie, you have to dislodge the spare tyre. A 10-12 minute exercise easily. The OEMs should figure out a more convenient way to do this.InteriorThe Scorpio-N has a superb, tall and commanding driving position like a proper SUV, and not softer crossovers like the Creta, Seltos and gang. Frontal visibility is excellent and the tall seating makes you more confident on bad roads.The A-Pillar is thick and Mahindra is on a safety roll of late. Like the Thar, XUV700 and XUV300, I am more confident about how the Scorpio-N will fare in the GNCAP crash tests (old Scorpio royally flunked the test). But the thicker A-Pillar with the ORVM right next to it creates a blind spot. When you are turning right into a lane, you will want to proceed cautiously to ensure that you don't miss seeing an object in your way.A crucial area where there is a big, big improvement would be the cabin ambience & interior quality. Another would be space in the driver's seat. At 5'10, I could never fit comfortably in the old Scorpio, which was a shame, because it was so big on the outside and so cramped on the inside. In the Scorpio-N, I was comfortable and even with the seat set to my 5'10 driving position, it could slide further back. A 6-footer will fit in here, while 2nd-row space is adequate too. Cabin comfort is way better than the old Scorpio, although the outright room isn't as much as the exterior dimensions would have you believe and I do find the XUV700 / Safari middle rows to be comfier. The 1st & 2nd seat rows are adequate, while the cramped last row is for kids only. The lack of a sliding middle row & split-folding 3rd row is shocking omissions that will inconvenience owners looking for more flexibility in space management. Boot space is terrible with the 3rd-row up. Roof-top carriers have already reached the neighbourhood accessory store.Even those with a delicate lower back will find the back support to be satisfactory. Has manual lumbar adjustment.One of the USPs of the old Scorpio was the individual armrests on the front seats. Mahindra should have continued with those. Right now, what they are giving (centre armrest) is what every other car offers. Seriously, those individual armrests should have been carried forward. They were like a signature dish of the Scorpio and oh-so-comfortable.One thing that Mahindra has missed is a telescopic (reach adjustable) steering. At 5'10, I was OK with it, although really short people will face ergonomic issues. Not just that, I have a feeling that 6-footers & up will also miss telescopic steering. This car is otherwise so well-equipped with 6 airbags, a 12-speaker sound system and other features, that the telescopic steering feels like a major miss. Another omission that sticks out like an ugly pimple is an auto-dimming IRVM. Why am I spending Rs. 20+ lakhs, and then having to flip a switch at night??? This is unnecessary, cheap cost-cutting.Good sound quality, especially from Mahindra who I feel has never gotten their ICE correct. Will give audio quality a 7 / 10 rating. Satisfactory & fun to listen to, yet not a match to the MG Hector, which I feel still has the best ICE in this price segment.The automatic wipers need fine-tuning because their sensitivity sucks. Mahindra needs to make them more sensitive. Many times, I exited tunnels while it was raining and the wipers started a couple of seconds too late and in torrential rain, they were on the second-fastest speed. I had to manually engage the fastest wiping level. With auto wipers and headlamps, OEMs should err on the side of safety. Rather have them on a little morethan a little less.It sure is a climb up into the second-row seats. This isn't a vehicle that is senior citizen-friendly in terms of ingress & egress. Of course, the side steps help, but it's not as easy as in crossovers. You have to climb into the Scorpio-N.The captain seats in the second row are comfortable. The backrests are adjustable and both seats get individual armrests, which will make travelling long distances that much nicer. However, the last row is not adult-friendly at all (either short adults or better yet, children). If you are frequently going to be carrying 5 adults, go for the bench seat version so that three passengers can sit on the second row comfortably. In this captain seat variant, the fifth person is not going to be happy climbing into the third row. Ingress is tough & the last row is cramped.Excellent glass area! Even though the interiors are dark with a black + dark brown theme, it's not claustrophobic at all. The rear window is big like my house's window!! Rear passengers obviously sit tall and they have a fantastic view of all the happenings outside. There's a healthy amount of light coming into the cabin.Driving the Scorpio-N Diesel ATIn the city, the Scorpio-N is extremely driveable. The engine has good pep and a satisfactory mid-range. It's a breeze to drive with the light steering, commanding driving position, excellent frontal visibility, smooth AT and no one messing with you.What stands out is how smooth the Diesel AT is. I was driving at 20-40 km/h with the engine spinning at 1,500-1,800 rpm (the typical rev range that you will see in the city) and all I could hear was merely a mild hum. Unlike so many body-on-frame UVs with their loud clattery engines, Mahindra has worked hard on the NVH factor. Refinement is a strong point of the Scorpio-N's Diesel-AT combination (petrol even more so I guess).On the highway, the Scorpio-N Diesel AT is a great cruiser. You can maintain speeds of 100-120 km/h all day long. It's quite the mile-muncher.Even at 90-100 km/h, all you hear is a mild hum from the diesel engine and it's a likeable hum. Some diesels sound good, while some sound bad and are clattery; all you hear here is a mild likeable hum. Good stuff.Quick & peppy enough, never feeling underpowered in any situation. Power delivery is satisfactory. That being said, the Diesel AT isn't F-A-S-T (if you know what I mean).Push the Scorpio-N with the transmission in manual mode and the engine revs to ~4,700 rpm.Who names the driving modes Zip, Zap, Zoom? C-O-R-N-Y! Mahindra should really have stuck to the conventional Eco, Normal and Sport nomenclature. What on earth is Zip, Zap, Zoom? Worse still, you cannot ignore zip-zap-zoom! I chuckled every time I saw that mode displayed on the instrument cluster.I have said this before with the Thar and XUV700 also, I am super happy with how Mahindra and Tata are tuning their AT gearboxes with their engines. They are doing a fantastic job. Tata did a better job with the Harrier / Safari ATs (which use FCA's 2.0L diesel) than Jeep could manage with its own engine! And this is where they are nailing it. Many competitors don't offer a Diesel AT combination. Mahindra has gone a step further than Tata by offering a very competent (fuel economy aside) Turbo-Petrol AT too.I appreciate how the automatic gearbox maintains the right ratio most of the time. Sometimes, even if it is at the expense of fuel economy, it will stick to a lower gear if that's the more apt choice. I appreciate a well-tuned AT gearbox and this is something the Scorpio-N has gotten a spot on. The praise is coming from someone whose daily driver is a ZF-8 speed.Even in Zap mode (not zoom), you will notice that the car doesn't necessarily freewheel or just shift to a higher gear for the sake of fuel efficiency. On the other hand, to enhance driveability, it will hold on to a lower gear as an enthusiast would prefer in certain conditions. It's nice to see a focus on driveability and response times from AT engineers.I don't like automatics that freewheel excessively for economy. I don't like automatics that are eager to jump into higher gears for economy. This AT is not one of those. It makes an effort to keep the engine in its power band and what's more, you always have a certain level of engine braking.Perhaps, as a downside of the abovementioned points + the Scorpio's breadbox aerodynamics + fat weight + power on tap + torque converter AT, the round-trip FE I saw was 11 km/l. Which is just average (pun intended). This included ~400 km of all kinds of driving, but hardly any traffic conditions (perhaps just 50 km of it was in traffic in Pune). City + highway + rural areas. Can tell you a Creta / Seltos Diesel AT would've given at least 15 km/l in the same circuit, if not more. 11 km/l was also without really driving hard as the Scorpio-N isn't a corner carver at all; I would've driven a Creta or Kushaq much harder. With the Scorpio, it was more of a relaxed cruise due to its height, weight, body-on-frame road behaviour and heavy rains that week.Ride & HandlingRide quality is much, much improved over the earlier pogo-stick-like bumpy Scorpio, but it is still a mixed bag. The suspension is compliant in 70% of situations, liveable in most, yet very fussy in some (e.g. bad roads taken at crawling speeds). Additionally, ride comfort is better on the front seats than in the middle row - 2nd-row passengers will find the suspension to be extremely busy, even on the expressway. I jumped on the middle row while the lady was driving; the 2nd-row was never riding flat on the highway @ 80 - 100 km/h! Of course, do keep in mind that rear seat ride quality will improve with more load and if all the seats are full (typical of most BOF UVs).At low speeds and in the city, the Scorpio-N's suspension is now liveable and mostly compliant. That being said, the Scorpio-N has no magic carpet ride like a Renault Duster. Low-speed ride quality in the city is way better than the likes of the Fortuner, I might add.As long as the tarmac is clean, the Scorpio-N rides in a compliant manner. However, on bad roads taken at low speeds, bumps and pothole edges are felt on the inside. And there is some vertical and side-to-side movement as well, where passengers are tossed around.The Scorpio-N's steering is very light at parking speeds and slow speeds. Owners will appreciate this trait on a daily basis.I must say that I much prefer the Scorpio-N's suspension tune to the Fortuner. In fact, even to drive, the Fortuner, at low speeds, has got a heavy steering and bumpy ride. To drive around the city, the Scorpio-N is so much more user-friendly because of the light steering, the refined engine and the less-bumpy ride quality. We are comparing two different segments, but like I mentioned, the Scorpio is to the Rs. 20 lakh segment what the Fortuner is to the Rs. 50 lakh segment.The Scorpio-N rides acceptably well on the expressway, but what's important is that if you encounter potholes at speed (I crossed one at 90 km/h), you don't even have to slow down for them. My co-passenger was talking and didn't even have to pause while speaking. We just flew over the bump. So, at speed, you won't need to slow down for rough patches. This thing just has that robustness to it and unlike at lower speeds, it dismisses bumps with more composure at highway speeds.While the ride is compliant, it is a busy suspension @ 100 km/h. Even on the expressway, you can feel the joints, there is movement from the bottom, yet it is acceptable. I was sitting in the second row and could feel that the suspension was very busy. The front seats have a distinct advantage in terms of ride quality. This is not a Hexa or even XUV700 for that matter.One differentiator from the XUV700 is that the monocoque XUV feels very urban, whereas the body-on-frame Scorpio feels very rough & tough. It has a feeling of robustness and a feel-good factor to it.This is exactly the sort of vehicle that you want when you are in the middle of nowhere. I was in a corner of MH that was so remote there was no mobile data! There were rough roads, no roads, narrow roads, uphill sections, downhill sections and mid-level water logging at some places. This is just the kind of SUV you will want at such a place.As I mentioned earlier, the Scorpio-N takes broken roads better at 50 km/h than 20 km/h. While making this voice note, I drove through some rough patches at 50 - 60 km/h and we literally flew over them. You just know that, like most Mahindra body-on-frame UVs, you'll never have to slow down for rough patches.Straight line stability at a cruising speed of 100-120 km/h is satisfactory. The car doesn't feel nervous, but you are always aware of the vehicle's height and the fact that it's a BOF construction. So, while the stability is fair, you have got to be very mindful of the higher centre of gravity.A rare test-drive media car that I didn't drive hard at all. The height, weight & BOF build means you have to take it easy around corners (fear of toppling). While the grip levels are satisfactory, you do feel the top-heaviness. This is not a vehicle you will take corners fast in. Keep your speeds conservative around curves. It's just better to err on the side of caution.When it was dry, I was cruising at 120 km/h, but in the rains, 80-100 km/h is advisable. In an SUV like this one, that's probably what you should keep it at for comfortable cruising with the family.Nice car, a Team-BHP tee, lovely weather, great music, awesome company & black coffee. What else does one need in life? Beautiful MH, Beautiful India. I personally enjoy holidays & road-tripping in India (GA, RJ, KL, etc.) more than most destinations abroad: These broken patches taken at crawling speeds will have the passengers being tossed about in the cabin. Lots of side-to-side swaying Found this Scorpio owner's jugaad garage to be very cute. All men love their machines, whether its a Moped or a Mercedes, a Ford or a Ferrari: The Scorpio-N sure was a head-turner in rural India (perfect upgrade for a Bolero-owning farmer). Interestingly, it was a head-turner in urban India too: This underpass in Chakan was flooded. Lesser cars were driving through, and the Scorpio-N would easily make it to the other side. But because it's not my property and I didn't want to ruin a great road trip, we turned around and took the long way out (added 30+ minutes to the destination): Buvachi Misal in Lonavla - you absolutely cannot miss having breakfast or lunch here. One of the few places which serve top quality delicious food at unbelievably reasonable prices: And super clean too! Never had a bad tummy after eating their yummy misal + vada pav + onion pakora + strong tea (my standard combo-meal there): Stunning roads & views through & through: Takes all kinds to fill our roads... Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information.

Team-BHP 10 Aug 2022 8:03 am

3 students run over by truck on Ranchi outskirts

Three minor girl students of the Bhaskar Saraswati Sishu Mandir were killed when they were run over by a speeding truck near the Surya Mandir, about 40km from here under the Bundu police station area on Tuesday afternoon. The victims were identified as Reema Kumari (14), Joshna Kumari (12) and Jyoti Kumari (13). They were residents of the Bundu area and died on the spot, police said.

The Times of India 10 Aug 2022 8:01 am

Protest at Old Goa temporarily suspended till weather improves

Volunteers of the Save Old Goa Action Committee have temporarily suspended their ongoing satyagraha owing to heavy rainfall warnings. The volunteers are protesting the illegal structure in the world heritage site of Old Goa and demanding its demolition. The protest had completed 223 days till July 5.

The Times of India 10 Aug 2022 7:55 am

Will bumper GST collections weaken states' case for compensation?

The GST compensation remains a bone of contention between the Centre and states. So, as the GST collections continue to soar, will it hit the states' case which has been demanding its extension?

Business Standard 10 Aug 2022 7:00 am

Idukki rains: Moosa stands mute witness to gushing waters that flooded his dream house

He kept on staring at the house, which was built using his lifetime savings on the banks of Periyar, from outside, despite the local body authorities demanding him to move to a safe location.

The New Indian Express 10 Aug 2022 6:40 am

Chari Mubarak of Shri Budha Amarnath Ji reaches Mandi

Excelsior Correspondent POONCH, Aug 9: POONCH, Aug 9: The Chari Mubarak of Shri Budha Amarnath Ji was taken out with great religious fervour and enthusiasm by the hundreds devotees from Dashnami Akhara Mandir, Poonch to Mandi town today. Click here to watch video Led by famous religious personality of the area, Shri Shri 1008 Mahamandleshwar, Swami Vishavatma- nand Saraswati Ji Maharaj, the grand Shobha Yatra/ Chari Mubarak reached the holy township of Rajpura Mandi, about 23 kms from Poonch this [] The post Chari Mubarak of Shri Budha Amarnath Ji reaches Mandi appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 10 Aug 2022 3:17 am

People protest, demand change in road alignment

Excelsior Correspondent POONCH, Aug 9: The people held a protest at Bufliaz town, demanding shifting of road alignment from main market at Bufliaz. The people told that if road is not shifted from main market Bufliaz, almost 200 shops will be damaged and these shopkeepers will have no other option or alternate land. They pointed out that Rajouri to Bufliaz road is under construction and market of Bufliaz is coming in the alignment of road and if survey of road [] The post People protest, demand change in road alignment appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 10 Aug 2022 3:10 am

Mar-a-Lago: Republican uproar over FBI raid on Trump home

Mike Pence is among those demanding an explanation from the Attorney General for the unprecedented move.

BBC 10 Aug 2022 2:22 am

NCLT sets aside fresh demand raised against KSS Petron over dues

The liquidator of KSS Petron had approached the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) against the regional provident fund (PF) commissioner to challenge the demand raised by the department. In this case, the commissioner had issued two separate orders, demanding Rs 14.40 crore from the company and also raising an additional demand of Rs 6.43 crore as interest component and Rs 13 crore as damage and penalty for dues for 2012 to 2017.

The Economic Times 9 Aug 2022 11:02 pm

Ranchi: Three school girls killed, one seriously injured as truck hit them

The girls, in the age group of 11 and 13 years, were returning from their school Bhaskar Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Bundu, in the afternoon when the incident took place on Tata-Ranchi National Highway-33 under Bundu police station area, police said.

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 8:26 pm

Its a monster mash! How the V&A is facing a transatlantic battle over a 7ft Frankenstein figure

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is demanding the return of the 1930s movie prop but its London rival is not giving up without a fight Name: Frankensteins monster . Age: 87. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 7:19 pm

Vocational Trainers in Srinagar Demand Proper Job Policy, Removal of Private Companies

On Tuesday, vocational trainers assembled at Press enclave demanding proper job policy for them.

News Click 9 Aug 2022 6:51 pm

Nagaland: ENPO holds public rally in six districts demanding separate state

KOHIMA: The Eastern Nagaland Peoples Organisation (ENPO), on Tuesday, held a massive public rally demanding a separate state. The public rally was held in six districts in Nagaland demanding creation of a separate state of Frontier Nagaland. People in big numbers, belonging to the tribes is Eastern Nagaland, took part in the rally, which was [] The post Nagaland: ENPO holds public rally in six districts demanding separate state appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 9 Aug 2022 6:44 pm

Burnout Is Real: Its Time To Change The Way People Work

Here are some considerations for what the future could look like as tech teams across industries work to minimize burnout in an increasingly demanding profession.

Forbes 9 Aug 2022 6:00 pm

Bibi ka Alam procession begins in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: The historic Bibi ka Alam procession began from the Bibi ka Alawa at around 1.30 PM on Tuesday. The procession will pass through Yakutpura road, Etehbar Chowk, Alijah Kotla, Charminar, Gulzar Houz, Panjesha, Mandi Mir Alam, Purani Haveli, Darulshifa, Kali Khabar and end at Chaderghat. Mourners Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 9 Aug 2022 4:30 pm

Atiq Ahmed's family also screwed by the administration, big action on son Ali

Lucknow: The UP administration is constantly tightening the screws on Bahubali former MP Atiq Ahmed. His son Ali had bulldozed property dealer Zeeshan's land and also opened fire. The police have now recovered the pistol and two cartridges at the instance of Atiq's son Ali. After interrogation, the police arrested Ali and sent him to Naini jail. On December 31, 2021, Atiq's brother-in-law Imran's brother Zeeshan filed a case against Ali and others for demanding Rs 5 crore, murderous assault and possession of the property from JCB. Ali, who was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head, surrendered before the court. On the court's order, Kareli police on Sunday remanded Ali for 24 hours and interrogated him. Ali told the police that there are six bighas of land in Enuddinpur in Kareli, of which three and a half bighas are in Imran's name. The remaining two and a half bighas are registered in the name of Phullu and Ahmed. When these people went to ask for a share in the land, Zeeshan said that it is occupied by Bahubali Atiq. After this, the Lekhpal was also called on the spot, but he did not come. During this time, an attempt was made to capture two and a half bighas of land with bulldozers. Ali fled while firing as soon as he got a whiff of the police arrival. The pistol and cartridges were hidden on the way. At 1 am on Sunday, the police took Ali to the spot. At the same time, pistols and cartridges were recovered at the behest of Ali from the bushes at Damupur Mor. 'BJP tried to weaken us..,' says Nitish after breaking the alliance 18 ministers inducted into the Shinde cabinet, see list here CM Nitish Kumar is an expert in reversing, surprised by his decisions 7 times in 10 years

News Track 9 Aug 2022 4:21 pm

ReshaMandi launches easy credit services for textile entrepreneurs

Access to credit is one of the biggest challenges faced by micro, small and medium enterprises in the country

The Hindu 9 Aug 2022 3:10 pm

TDP files complaint with Lok Sabha Speaker against YSRCP MP

New Delhi: A video involving the YSRCP MP Gorantla Madhav, generated a lot of political heat with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) lodging a complaint with the Lok Sabha Speaker against Madhav, demanding stringent action against him. TDP MPs Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu and Kanakamedala RavindaKumar told media persons in New Delhi that the Yuvajana Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 9 Aug 2022 1:58 pm

ReshaMandi starts new venture to offer credit to textiles MSMEs

ReshaMudra to offer personalised solutions, short-term financing to entrepreneurs through BNPL scheme

The Hindu Businessline 9 Aug 2022 12:54 pm

AAP moves SC against PIL against freebies, says this about free announcements

New Delhi: Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court against freebies. Ashwini Upadhyay has filed a PIL in the Supreme Court demanding that the recognition of the parties declaring freebies be cancelled. The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of Delhi and Punjab has also approached the Supreme Court against this petition of Ashwini Upadhyay. AAP has filed an intervention petition in the apex court against Ashwini Upadhyay's PIL. Through this petition, AAP has also demanded to make itself a party in this matter. The AAP has termed the announcements of providing free goods or facilities to the public as the democratic and constitutional right of political parties. The AAP has also questioned the intention of petitioner Ashwini Upadhyay, calling him a member of the BJP. AAP has appealed to the apex court through an intervention petition that its side should also be heard in the case and Ashwini Upadhyay's petition should be dismissed. AAP has also told the Supreme Court that it is the responsibility of the public welfare government to provide facilities like free water, electricity, transport, and healthcare to the public. The AAP termed Upadhyay's petition as contrary to the supreme court's earlier verdict that the hands, heart and intentions of the PIL filer should be clear. AAP has said that here this PIL has been filed from a political point of view. Questioning the intention of the petitioner, the AAP has also referred to the observations of the Supreme Court quoting media reports, in which the court had lashed out at Ashwini Upadhyay, who filed the PIL. The intervention petition filed by AAP also states that Ashwini Upadhyay's PIL wants judicial action on specific economic and financial development models as well as schemes for the collective welfare of the public. If the issue is to lose the taxpayers' tax-laden public exchequer, then the central and many state governments themselves also give subsidies to big business houses. They are also distributed for free. It is wrong to assume that elected public representatives are indifferent to the public exchequer and public interest. Not all election tactics are. Biden concerned about China's drills in Taiwan but not believe Beijing that will escalate 'Hindus' became minorities in 9 states, will they get benefits of 'minority'? PLA drills around Taiwan are actually a message to the US and its allies

News Track 9 Aug 2022 12:44 pm

Will 'Pasmanda' Muslims get reservations in Muslim institutions? Fundamentalists angry as demand arises

New Delhi: BJP's OBC Morcha national president K Laxman has sought 50 per cent reservation for the Pasmanda community in Muslim institutions like Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) and Jamia Hamdard. However, the move has irked a section of the Muslim community. Let us tell you that, on Saturday (7 August 2022) in New Delhi, at the Pasmanda Muslim Sneh Milan and Samman ceremony, Laxman said that, 'I want to draw your attention to the age-old injustice and exploitation of Pasmanda Muslims within the community. The Pasmanda community is very weak socially, economically and politically. Their condition has not improved even after 75 years of independence. The issue of Pasmanda has been buried in the noise of Hindu-Muslim unity. Pasmanda Muslims should be given the benefit of 50 per cent reservation in AMU, JMI and Jamia Hamdard (JH) today.' Earlier, former chairman of the national commission for minorities and president of BJP Minority Morcha Atif Rasheed had written to vice-chancellors of institutions like AMU, Jamia etc, urging reservation for Pasmanda Muslims in universities. In a letter dated June 15, Rashid had written regarding 'quota within quota. 'He said We have written to three VCs of minority institutions asking them to provide 50 per cent reservation within the Muslim quota for Pasmanda Muslims. This should not cause any problem to anyone or change the equation within the universities because we are only asking for quota within the quota which is already in vogue.'' So far, there has been no response from any university on this proposal. Therefore, BJP OBC Morcha national president K Laxman has raised back the issue at the Pasmanda Muslim Sneh Milan and Samman Samaroh in New Delhi. He said that the demand for reservations is not limited to just two AMUs, Jamia Millia and Jamia Hamdard. Rasheed has also written to Union ministers and lawmakers, drawing attention to the plight of the socially and economically distressed community. He further said We have written to each and every minister of the central government and about 250 MPs. OBC Morcha chief K Laxman reacted to this and supported us. Apart from this, he has raised this issue in Parliament. He has written to 5,200 Muslim institutions across the country demanding 50 per cent reservation for Pasmanda Muslims.'' 'Hindus' became minorities in 9 states, will they get benefits of 'minority'? VS Astrology is running campaign against looting Maharashtra cabinet expansion: 14 ministers likely to take oath today

News Track 9 Aug 2022 12:23 pm

EDF read my meter for years but now says I owe 1,850 arrears

I paid monthly by bank transfer yet it is demanding an overdue sum I rented a flat for five years and paid monthly bills to the energy supplier EDF, and had regular meter readings taken. I moved out in January and was shocked to recently receive a bill for 1,851 to cover May 2016 to January 2022 a period when I had been making monthly payments via bank transfer to the account. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 11:30 am

New York Assemblywoman to hold a press conference to denounce hate crime at Shri Tulsi Mandir, says anti-Hindu crimes wont be tolerated

New York State Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar voiced against hate crime at Shri Tulsi Mandir in South Richmond Hill, Queens, NY

OpIndia 9 Aug 2022 11:12 am

Mouni Roy hosts a grand birthday party for husband Suraj Nambiar

Last night, Mouni Roy hosted a grand party for her closed ones and friends to celebrate the first birthday of her husband Suraj Nambiar since they got married. On January 27, this year, the actress tied the knot with a businessman from Goa. Both Bengali and south Indian rituals were beautifully followed into the couple's wedding in Goa. The couple enjoys getting together for parties and frequently posts photos of their PDA on social media. Yesterday was Suraj's birthday, and the couple was spotted celebrating with their friends. Jannat Zubair, a contestant on Khatron Ke Khiladi 12, actor Arjun Bijlani and his wife Neha Swami, Mandira Bedi, and the Mouni Roy girl gang all showed up to celebrate the occasion. The actress from Brahmastra looked gorgeous in a black bodycon shimmering gown. She wore a tiny black dress and black shoes with it. Jannat Zubair is gorgeous in a blue satin corset-style outfit. She wore an off-the-shoulder dress and had curly hair. Neha Swami wore a black dress with a green blazer, and Arjun Bijlani was casual yet elegant in a white t-shirt and black jeans. On the professional front, Mouni Roy will be next seen in the film Brahmastra, which is directed by Ayan Mukerji. The film stars Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles. The film is intended to serve as the first film in a planned basis. It will be released in theatres on September 9 in five Indian languages Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada. Sonali Bendre recalled Battling with 4th stage Breast Cancer, I had Top Cryptocurrency prices today, August 9 Short circuit at Google data centre, 3 staffers seriously injured

News Track 9 Aug 2022 9:51 am

BJP MP Koliattacked bymining mafiain Bharatpur

Jaipur: Bharatpur MP Ranjita Koli was attacked by unknown assailants allegedly involved in illegal mining near Kaman police station area in Bharatpur district late on Sunday evening.Stones were pelted on her vehicle and, after the incident, she sat on a dharna demanding the arrest of the accused.

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 8:21 am

Unemployed youths gherao RSSB office

Members of the Berojgar Ekikrit Mahasangh (BEM) on Monday gheraoed the office of Rajasthan Staff Selection Board (RSSB) demanding removal of anomalies in the reservation of OBCs in government jobs and identification of candidates holding fake degrees of the physical training instructor (PTI)

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 8:21 am

JEE Mains: Aryaman tops Ludhiana with 197th rank

Two students from Ludhiana have made it top 1,000 in JEE Mains, whose results were declared by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on Monday. While Aryaman Angurana, a student of Kundan Vidya Mandir, bagged 197 all-India rank (AIR), Keshav Rai of BCM Arya School secured AIR 854 in JEE Mains session 2.

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 7:39 am

Fraudsters fake Pinarayi Vijayans account, try to dupe cop

After demanding money impersonating bureaucrats by creating their fake WhatsApp accounts, cyber fraudsters have now targeted the chief minister of Kerala.

The New Indian Express 9 Aug 2022 7:00 am

BJP MP wants NPR in Jharkhand to check Bangladeshi infiltration

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey on Monday raised the issue of infiltration of Bangladeshi Muslims in Jharkhand, demanding that the Centre carry out the exercise on National Population Register (NPR) in the state, open an NIA office in the region and dismiss the Hemant Soren-led state government for allegedly aiding activities aimed at Islamisation.

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 6:33 am

Kshatriya Mahasabha to take out month long Rathyatra from today

Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, Aug 8: Pressing for necessary amendment in the Indian Constitution to end caste based reservation, Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha will take out a month long Rathyatra from tomorrow at Raj Tilak Bhawan, Purani Mandi Jammu. The Rathyatra will pass through Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam, Meghalya and Uttar Pradesh before culminating at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on October 7, 2022. This was informed by Mahendra Singh Tanwar, all [] The post Kshatriya Mahasabha to take out month long Rathyatra from today appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 9 Aug 2022 3:15 am

Three girls climb overhead water tank in Jaipur college demanding ATM, gym

A high drama prevailed in the state-run Maharani College in Jaipur where three girl students climbed on an overhead water tank on Monday demanding an ATM machine, a bank and open air gym in the institute besides other things.

The Times of India 8 Aug 2022 11:09 pm

3 Girls Climb Water Tank At Jaipur College, Demand ATM And Gym

A high drama prevailed in the state-run Maharani College in Jaipur where three girl students climbed an overhead water tank on Monday demanding an ATM machine, a bank and open air gym in the...

NDTV 8 Aug 2022 11:06 pm

CWG 22 report card: A medal in steeplechase, 1-2 finish in triple jump, commanding performance by boxers were highlights

CWG 22 report card: A medal in steeplechase, 1-2 finish in triple jump, commanding performance by boxers were highlights

India Today 8 Aug 2022 10:34 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Gippy Grewal says it is 'bad' that Sidhu Moose Wala's unreleased tracks were leaked: 'His father said there are almost 40-50 songs which are yet to be released'

Back in May 2022, popular Punjabi singer and rapper Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead. The incident allegedly took place in Jawaharke village of Mansa district on May 29. His untimely death has left the nation in shock with fans, netizens and political leaders demanding investigation in the murder of the rapper. Popular singer-actor Gippy Grewal has stood beside Moose Wala's family through this tumultuous times. He also helped Sidhu's parents get the unreleased tracks of the late musician, which were getting leaked after his untimely demise. In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama , Gippy Grewal was asked about his appeal to people to not leak unreleased songs of the later Punjabi musician. Grewal revealed that Moose Wala would record 4-5 songs with a music director after listening to the composition.When I visited his father, he said that there are almost 40-50 songs which are yet to be released, Gippy said, further adding that, I dont know how people leak songs and it is very bad. Gippy Grewal then said that he spoke to Sidhu Moose Wala's father to officially release a statement. Soon after releasing the statement, we got all his songs and now it is with his parents, he said. In the same interview, Grewal recalled how Sidhu was launched under their label.I knew him from the beginning as I launched Sidhu through Humble Studios. When I was about to launch my company, one of my best friends came to me and said that he has a friend who is a singer. I heard the song; it was So High . So, we decided to release our music company with that song and it turned out to be a hit, he said. Later, I met him and there was an attachment with him. We had no song together so I thought of making a song together for a movie. I told him to meet next week and discuss, but he left for his heavenly abode, Gippy added. He said, Sidhu was a huge artist. Drake used to follow him. I think Sidhu was the only person from India who was followed by Drake. He had a huge fanbase and a lot of people were connected with him. Sidhu Moose Wala shot to fame in 2017 with his track So High . He is regarded as one of the most popular independent rappers. He made several hits including 'Legend' , 'Devil' , 'Just listen' , 'Tibeyan da putt', 'Jatt da muqabala' , 'Brown Boys' and 'Hathyar' among others. His last track was 'The Last Ride' . Ever since his death, several tracks of the rapper have once again picked up streams on the music platforms and trending charts. ALSO READ: Drake pays tribute to Sidhu Moose Wala at Toronto concert; wears a T-shirt with rappers face on it

Bollywood Hungama 8 Aug 2022 9:52 pm

Hindu family attacked in Pak for trying to overtake influential persons vehicle

New Delhi: A Hindu family from Sanghar in Sindh province of Pakistan was attacked on Sunday evening by almost a dozen men within the remits of Mirpur Mathelo police station over a petty squabble, prompting uproar on social media with netizens demanding justice for the victims, media reports said. The family, which included three women Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 8 Aug 2022 9:47 pm

Atmosphere being created against free education, treatment at govt hospitals: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday claimed an atmosphere is being created against free government welfare services by terming them freebies, while demanding free education, free healthcare and unemployment allowance on the 75th anniversary of the nations independence. During an online briefing, he said those who call free education at government schools Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 8 Aug 2022 9:34 pm

Hindu family attacked by dozen men in Pakistan for 'overtaking'

A Hindu family from Sanghar in Sindh province of Pakistan was attacked on Sunday evening by almost a dozen men within the remits of Mirpur Mathelo police station over a petty squabble, prompting uproar on social media with netizens demanding justice for the victims, media reports said.

India TV 8 Aug 2022 7:46 pm

India's Tejas aircraft: Why are US, Malaysia, Australia and other countries demanding this aircraft?

India's Tejas aircraft: Why are US, Malaysia, Australia and other countries demanding this aircraft?

India Today 8 Aug 2022 7:30 pm

Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2022 tabled in Lok Sabha, referred to standing committee

Parliament Opposition MPs protested against the Bill, saying that the draft legislation was against the federal structure of the Constitution. PTI PTI A bill to amend the Electricity Act to allow non-discriminatory open access to distribution networks of power suppliers was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday amid protests by the opposition, which claimed that it seeks to take away certain rights of state governments Power Minister RK Singh introduced the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2022 and urged Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to refer it to a parliamentary standing committee for wider consultations to address concerns raised by the opposition. The Bill was then referred to a Parliamentary Standing Committee for further examination. Opposing the introduction of the Bill, RSP member NK Premachandran, Congress members Manish Tewari and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, CPI(M)'s MA Arif, Trinamool member Saugata Roy and DMK leader TR Baalu said the draft legislation was against the federal structure of the Constitution. Premachandran said electricity was on the concurrent list and it was the ounden duty of the Union government to have effective consultations with state governments before introducing the Bill. Tewari said the Bill sought to allow multiple private companies to provide electricity in the same area, a provision that could lead to privatisation of profits and nationalisation of losses. He contended that the legislation also sought to reduce the role of the Union government in distribution of electricity. Roy and Arif said the bill was contrary to the assurances given by the Modi government to the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, which had laid a year-long siege to the national capital demanding roll back of agricultural reforms and shelving of proposed amendments to the Electricity Act. Baalu said the Tamil Nadu government was giving free electricity to farmers for the past several years and the proposed amendments could affect poor farmers who receive free power. The Power Minister told the Lok Sabha the opposition members were indulging in false propaganda against the Bill. The farmers will continue to get free power.There will be no roll back of subsidy, Minister Singh said, amid calls for wider consultations on the measure.We have consulted the states and other stakeholders. This bill is pro-people and pro-farmers, Singh said as he introduced the Bill. Opposition members demanded a division on the motion moved by the minister to introduce the Bill, which was rejected by the Speaker. You can seek division only from your respective seats and not from the Well, the Speaker said. The opposition resorted to sloganeering for a while and then staged a walkout from Lok Sabha. The Bill is aimed at allowing privatisation of electricity on the lines of communication. If the bill is passed in both the houses, customers will have the option to choose the supplier of electricity just like one can choose for telephone, mobile and internet services. The bill seeks to amend section 42 of the Electricity Act to facilitate non-discriminatory open access to the distribution network of a distribution licensee. It also seeks to amend section 14 of the Act to facilitate usage of distribution networks by all licensees under provisions of non-discriminatory open access with the objective of enabling competition, enhancing efficiency of distribution licensees for improving services and ensuring sustainability of the power sector. It also seeks to amend section 62 of the Act to make provisions vis- -vis graded revision in tariff over a year besides mandatory fixing of maximum ceiling and minimum tariff by the appropriate commission. It provides for amending section 166 to strengthen functions that will be discharged by the regulators. The bill also seeks to amend section 146 to convert the rate of punishment from imprisonment or fine to fine. The bill, as tabled, will also amend section 152 to facilitate decriminalisation of offence as it would be mandatory to accept compounding. However, electricity employee associations have been protesting against the Bill, which they say will take away their jobs by allowing private companies into the sector. Also read: Telangana electricity workers boycott work to protest Electricity (Amendment) Bill

The News Minute 8 Aug 2022 7:00 pm

Stung by Congress Win in Himachal Bypolls, BJP Eyes Fresh Faces; Anti-Incumbency Factor Not Ruled Out

BJP will carry out the evaluation of candidates based on their winnabililty. Top brass has insisted that fresh faces be in the fray The Congress had won by-elections to Jubbal and Kotkhai assembly seats and Mandi parliamentary constituency last year

News18 8 Aug 2022 6:32 pm

BJP MP demands NPR stating infiltration of Bangladeshi Muslims in Jharkhand

New Delhi:BJP MP Nishikant Dubey on Monday raised in Lok Sabha the issue of infiltration of Bangladeshi Muslims in Jharkhand, demanding that the government carry out the National Population Register exercise there and dismiss the Hemant Soren-led state government for aiding Islamization activities. Raising the issue under rule 377 in the House, Dubey said he Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 8 Aug 2022 4:54 pm

Mahesh Babu says his film with SS Rajamouli will be 'physically demanding'

Mahesh Babu says his film with SS Rajamouli will be 'physically demanding'

India Today 8 Aug 2022 4:08 pm

Sindhu bags maiden Commonwealth Games singles gold with commanding performance

Indias PV Sindhu claimed her maiden womens singles gold medal in the Commonwealth Games defeating Michelle Li of Canada, the 2014 champion at Glasgow, in the final in straight games

SarkariTel 8 Aug 2022 3:37 pm

CWG: PV Sindhu lights up final day with gold in badminton singles

Sindhu, who was unsuccessful in the previous two attempts, settling for silver at the 2018 Commonwealth Gamesand bronze at the 2014 games finally broke the jinx with a commanding performance.

The New Indian Express 8 Aug 2022 3:11 pm

Anganwadi workers stage protest outside Delhi LG's office, demand reinstatement of terminated staff

On July 16, a delegation of five Anganwadi workers had met L-G and submitted a memorandum, demanding the reinstatement of their terminated workers. It has been almost a month since the L-G said that he will look into our problems but we haven't received any response from him yet. Our protests will continue until our demands are met, a Delhi State Anganwadi Workers member said.

The Economic Times 8 Aug 2022 3:04 pm

Bangalore: Hindu activists demand demolition of Idgah maidan tower

Bengaluru:Following the decision of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) that the property of Idgah Maidan belongs to the revenue department of the state government, Hindu activists are now demanding demolition of the tower at the controversial site. Vishwa Sanatan Parishat President Bhaskaran on Monday said that when there was a declaration that the Idgah Maidan Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 8 Aug 2022 2:38 pm

Vanraj texts Anuj to meet after the pooja, 8th August, Anupamaa

In the latest episode, Anuj tells Anupama that Anu has her traits and tells that its nice she called Bapuji and the rest of the house for the function. Anupama agrees and express his gratitude for invitingBapuji for rituals as well. He asks her why is she thanking as the ritual is also for Kinjal and her baby so he will obviously be invited, but he says that both the families need to have some dividing line or things might go out of hand. She says yes. Vanraj screams at Pakhi and tells that she showed to be her mothers child and questions how did she leave him and go to a celebration. He says that Anupama made him look like a villain. Anujtells Anupama that he doesnt want to not intentionally force their thoughts on Anu as she should be able to pursue her own dreams. Vanraj adds on saying Anuj is taking away all his happiness. Bapuji asks him to stop being jealous and insecure. Kavya questions Vanraj what is happening to him. Vanraj screams Anujs name and tells he is a issue in his life. He thinks of taking revenge. Next day, Anuj tells Anupama that he will do his announcement after the rituals. At the temple, the Shahs, GK, Ankush and Anu wait for Anuj and Anupama. Anupama gets ready and comes and Anuj gets mesmerized. They get in the car. Vanraj messeges Anuj asking him to meet after the rituals. Anuj says yes.Anupamatells Anuj that she feels like something wrong might happen. He asks her not to over think. They reach the temple and Vanraj sees them. After the rituals, Vanraj messages Anuj and asks him to meet him outside the mandir. Anuj tells Anupama but she asks him not to go. He tells that he needs to end the problem. Kavya calls Vanraj, but he says hes out and cuts the call. She thinks what he is up to. Anu prays. CWG 2022: Rising boxer Sagar Ahlawat wins silver on int'l debut North Korea Offering Russia 100,000 volunteers to fight Ukraine Electricity amendment bill will hike people's suffering: Kejriwal

News Track 8 Aug 2022 2:30 pm

Rajasthans BJP MP Ranjeeta Koli claims attack by mining mafia in Bharatpur

Following the incident on August 7, MP Ranjeeta Koli sat on a dharna near Dhilawati police chowki along with her supporters demanding action against illegal mining.

The Hindu 8 Aug 2022 1:44 pm

Students of Bhai Parmanand Vidya Mandir Topped XIIth CBSE Board Results for the 3rd Consecutive Year

In order to prepare students for the ever-increasing demands of daily life, the School works to maintain its tradition of quality while fostering students physical, intellectual, social, moral, and emotional growth as well as their view on life, she added.

News Voir 8 Aug 2022 1:04 pm

Hyderabad police announce traffic diversions for Bibi-Ka-Alam procession

Transport The historic procession, in which hundreds of Shia Muslims participate on the occasion of Muharram, will take place from Dabeerpura to Chaderghat on August 9. TNM Staff Image for representation The Hyderabad police have announced several traffic restrictions in the city, in light of the annual Bibi-Ka-Alam procession on Tuesday, August 9, for Muharram. The historic procession will take place from Dabeerpura to Masjid-E-Ilahi in Hyderabads Chaderghat. The restrictions will be in place from noon till 10 pm on Tuesday, the Hyderabad Traffic Police announced. During this time, vehicular traffic will not be allowed towards Bibi-Ka-Alawa at Sunargalli T junction, and will be diverted towards Dabeerpura Darwaza and Ganga Nagar Nala, Yakutpura side. Traffic will not be permitted towards Shaik Faiz Kaman, and will be diverted either towards Dabeerpura Darwaza or Chanchalguda. Further, traffic from Etebar Chowk will be diverted towards Kotla Alija or Purana Haveli, as it will not be allowed towards Bada Bazar. As the procession moves along and reaches Ganga Nagar Nala, traffic coming from Purani Haveli will not be allowed towards Etebar Chowk and it will be diverted at Purani Haveli towards either Chatta Bazar, Dabeerpura or SJ Rotary, the traffic police said. Further, traffic coming from Volta Hotel, Moghalpura will not be allowed towards Etebar Chowk, and will be diverted at Bibi Bazar X roads towards either Paris Caf or Talab Katta side. As the procession reaches Etebar Chowk, traffic coming from Mitti-ka-sher and Madina will not be allowed towards Etebar Chowk and it will be diverted at Gulzar House towards Madina or Mitti-ka-sher. When the procession reaches Kotla Alijah, traffic coming from Moghalpura water tank will not be allowed towards Chowk Maidan Khan and will be diverted at Hafez Danka Mosque towards either Paris Caf or Bibi Bazar. When the procession reaches Charminar, traffic from Shakkerkote will not be allowed towards Gulzar House, and it will be diverted at Mitti-Ka-Sher junction towards either Ghansi Bazar or Chelapura, while traffic will be diverted at Etebar Chowk towards Kotla Alijah or Purani Haveli. At this time, traffic coming from Nayapul will not be allowed towards Charminar and will be diverted at Madina X Road towards City College. When the procession reaches Miralam Mandi, traffic coming from Chaderghat Rotary, Noorkhan Bazar, Salarjung Museum and Shivaji Bridge will not be allowed towards Purani Haveli. Instead, it will be diverted at Salarjung Rotary towards Nayapul, Shivaji Bridge and Noorkhan bazaar sides. Once the procession reaches Alawa Sartouq, traffic coming from Chaderghat Rotary will not be allowed towards Kali Khabar, and will instead be diverted at Chaderghat Rotary towards Ranga Mahal or Kothi via Chaderghat bridge. Further, traffic coming from Gowliguda or Afzalgunj will not be allowed towards Salar Jung or Shivaji Bridge, and will be diverted towards Afzal Gunj and Gowliguda at the entrance of Salar Jung/Shivaji Bridge on Gowliguda side. When the procession reaches Alwal Sartour, traffic will not be allowed toward SJ Rotary. It will be diverted at Nayapul towards Madina. Apart from these, the traffic police have said that APSRTC/TSRTC buses will be diverted towards Rang Mahal and Afzalgunj sides for entry and exit between 10 am to 10 pm on Tuesday, and that they are not allowed on the Kalikabar and Miralam Mandi road until the procession ends. Bibi-Ka-Alam is an annual procession taken out by Shia Muslims during Muharram, where thousands mourn the death of Imam Hussain and his followers, an important figure in Islam.

The News Minute 8 Aug 2022 11:49 am

Rajasthan: Three die, and several injured in a stampede at Shri Khatushyam Mandir in Sikar

The incident took place at around 5 AM on Monday morning when devotees had gathered in large number on occasion of Ekadashi.

OpIndia 8 Aug 2022 10:06 am

ReshaMandi expects over 5-fold growth in revenue to Rs 2,000 cr this fiscal

In India, ReshMandi claims to have onboarded over 41,000 farmers, 5,500 reelers, over 7,000 weavers and 3,300 retailers and mutually connects them for business through its app.

The Economic Times 8 Aug 2022 9:35 am

Stir by ABVP activists atop water tank on after 40 hours

Protest by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) representatives who climbed a water tank at University of Rajasthan demanding extension of election dates and completion of admissions for post-graduation courses continued on Sunday.

The Times of India 8 Aug 2022 8:24 am

'Nupi Pala' leave for Nabadwip

Members of Shri Shri Hanuman Thakurji Nupi Pala Kangbu have left Imphal for Nabadwip this morning to present a devotional performance at Shri Shri Anumahaprabhu Mandir in connection with the celebration of 'Jhulon Yatra' Source The Sangai Express

E-Pao 8 Aug 2022 6:35 am

Colombia: New left-wing leader wants global drugs rethink

President Gustavo Petro is demanding a new global strategy to tackle his nation's drugs industry.

BBC 8 Aug 2022 6:05 am

New VP, old politics: Presiding officers must give opposition more leeway. Opposition must ponder how it can battle BJP

More evidence of BJPs dominance of national politics comes from Jagdeep Dhankhars commanding victory in vice-presidential elections. Neutral regional parties like BJD and YSRCP had more reason to vote for Dhankhar, despite BJP being a...

The Times of India 8 Aug 2022 2:20 am

Now launches demand twice the current fare

Launch owners are now demanding that they be allowed to charge twice the current fare after bus fares had already hit commuters hard following the record hike in fuel prices.

The Daily Star 7 Aug 2022 11:30 pm

Golf | Bhullar registers 10thcareer win IN Mandiri Indonesia Open; ends four-year Indian title drought in Asia

Golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar shot a superb 7-under 65 to be 20-under and win the $5,00,000 Mandiri Indonesia Open.

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 10:42 pm

Mobile internet suspended in Manipur after riots

Tribal students impose NH blockade demanding more autonomy for hill regions

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 10:30 pm

Gaganjeet Bhullar claims Mandiri Indonesia Open, Rashid Khan finishes tied second

Harpal Singh Bedi Gaganjeet Bhullar fired an error -free seven under 65 final round to win the USD 500,000 Bank Mandiri Indonesia Open by two- shot at the Pondok Indah Golf Corse in Jakarta and in the process ended Indias four-year long wait for an international title on Sunday. Bhullar (68-67-68-65) saw it home with Continue reading Gaganjeet Bhullar claims Mandiri Indonesia Open, Rashid Khan finishes tied second

The Indian Awaaz 7 Aug 2022 10:00 pm

Serious consequences for not paying energy bills, warn UK charities

Dont Pay group reportedly has 80,000 pledges to refuse payments from 1 October when price cap rises UK charities are warning people of the severe consequences of not paying their energy bills, as a campaign to stop payments from October gains momentum. The Dont Pay UK group, which is demanding a reduction of bills to an affordable level, has reportedly gathered support from 80,000 people who intend to cancel their direct debit payments from 1 October, when the regulator raises the energy price cap, the maximum amount suppliers are allowed to charge. Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Aug 2022 9:30 pm

No, throttling and overheating isnt a problem on M2 MacBook Air

Apples release of the new MacBook Air was highly anticipated, mostly for two reasons: its highly anticipated redesign and the introduction of the M2 processor, the next generation of Apples M-series of chips. As expected, the reviews for the M2 MacBook Air have been favorable, with Macworlds Jason Cross calling it a success and delightful everyday computer for most users. But the praise for the MacBook Air has been overshadowed by reports of throttled performance. Article after article warns of a performance shortcoming , severe throttling, and how it cant handle the heat , and video after video demonstrates whats supposedly wrong with the new laptop. It might lead some people to question whether its worth their money and wonder what Apple was thinking. Heres the thing: weve been here before, people. Back in 2020 when the new M1 MacBook Air was introduced, it made splashy headlines with its jaw-dropping speed improvement over the Intel chips as well as the throttling it needed to maintain a proper temperature under more strenuous workloads. In fact, heat has always been an issue with the MacBook Air even before Apple silicon. Its the same story, different year. Why is it news all over again? Why didnt Apple fix the problem? The answer is simple and lies in what the MacBook Airs intended user. MacBook Air M2 (2022) Read our review MSRP: $1,199 Best Prices Today: $1199 at Apple | $1199.00 at Best Buy Using the proper tool for the job The MacBook Air doesnt have any fans built into it. Its a passively-cooled machine, meaning that it doesnt use any special hardware to actively cool it. This is done purposefully by design so that the MacBook Air can be thinner than the MacBook Pro. If the MacBook Air starts to heat up, it will throttle performance to maintain a proper running temperature. This is another aspect of the MacBook Air that is by design. The MacBook Air is also Apples most popular laptop because its the companys most affordable one. Its price attracts what well call casual users, those who spend most of their time on the web, use productivity apps like iWork or Microsoft Office, stream audio and video either for entertainment or for online meetings, and other productivity tasks that everyone does with a computer. The most stressful work likely involves apps like Photos, iMovie, GarageBand, or some other consumer-level creative software for short stints. If youre using a MacBook Air and youre taxing the CPU all the time and you get frustrated by it, you know what? Youre using the wrong tool for the job. The MacBook Air handles these task without any problemsits as fast as the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the same M2 processor. Its the one most people should buyadd the Airs redesign and feature set, and we think its a better value than the 13-inch Pro. If Ive just described what you do on a daily basis, the MacBook Air is a better value for you. (There is a separate performance issue with the MacBook Air or 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 256GB SSD that is a head-scratching design decision, but its not related to the throttling concerns.) Thats not to say the MacBook Air doesnt throttle. It does. But what makes it throttle? Tasks that casual users dont regularly do. For example, one report of the Airs severe throttling involved an export of 8K Canon RAW video . You know what produces 8K Canon RAW video? Cameras that are priced over $4,000. You know who works in 8K Canon RAW video? Video professionals. You know what Macs they buy? MacBook Pros. The MacBook Air isnt a high-end work machine, even if it does have an speedy processor. IDG The MacBook Air throttles when doing CPU-intensive tasks that are often done by users doing serious work, often in a professional setting. This is by design. If youre using a MacBook Air and you are often rendering 8K RAW video, or producing lengthy high-resolution videos in Final Cut Pro, or professionally making music, or doing whatever it is that you do that taxes the CPU all the time and you get frustrated by it, you know what? Youre using the wrong tool for the job. You should be using a MacBook Pro. If you insist that Apple fix the MacBook Air instead, ask yourself, if youre willing to spend on equipment to produce the content you want, why are you skimping on the MacBook to do the finish the job? Headlines that grab you A lot of these reports that use screaming headlines about the issue do actually point out that you have to be doing something atypical of a casual user to get the MacBook Air to throttle. But there are also a lot of reports that gloss over the fact that youre probably not going to render a 60-minute 4K video in Final Cut Pro while you have 20 tabs open in Safari and youre sorting your FileMaker Pro collection database of 10,000 gemstones. And when they gloss over this, it makes it seem like its an issue that affects everyone. As someone who works in media, I admit, were in a battle for your attention, and some outlets are more willing to exaggerate in their headlines than others. (And yes, Macworld is guilty of this too. I hear about it in your emails and tweets.) But most outlets do clarify in its content who the intended user is for the MacBook Air. The fanless MacBook Air is by designApple isnt overlooking anything. Its target user is the rest of us, everyday users with productivity tasks to get done. The MacBook Pro is for users who are demanding of processing power. Get the right Mac for what you want to do. 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021) MSRP: $1,999 (8-Core CPU, 14-Core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD); $2,499 (10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) Best Prices Today: $1,899.91 at Amazon | $1999 at Apple | $1999 at B&H Photo and Video Read our full 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021) review 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 (2022) MSRP: $1,299 Best Prices Today: $1149.00 at Best Buy | $1299 at Apple | Not Available at Amazon Read our full 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 (2022) review MacBook

Macworld 7 Aug 2022 8:45 pm

All set for Youm-e-Ashoora; but government fails in making proper arrangements

Hyderabad: With just a day or two left for Youm-e-Ashura, the tenth of Muharram, an air of solemnity has engulfed the old city. The mood, ambience and attire are black all the way. Grief-stricken men and women can be seen moving barefoot in the areas such as Darul Shifa, Yakhutpura, Noor Khan Bazaar, Mandi Mir Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 7 Aug 2022 8:40 pm

In a first, US Navy ship arrives for repair at L&T shipyard in TN

In a leg-up to the Indo-US strategic partnership, US navy ship Charles Drew on Sunday arrived at Larsen and Toubro shipyard at Kattupalli here for undergoing repairs and allied services. According to an official release, the US Navy had awarded a contract to the L&T Shipyard for undertaking maintenance of the ship. The event signifies the capabilities of the country's shipyards in the global ship repairing market. Indian shipyards offer wide ranging and cost-effective ship repair and maintenance services, using advanced maritime technology platforms. United States' Military Sealift Command's Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Charles Drew provides critical support to the U.S. Navy fleet operating in the Indo-Pacific Region, it said. Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar, Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, Flag Officer Commanding Tamil Nadu & Puducherry Naval Area Rear Admiral S Venkat Raman and other senior officials of Ministry of Defence visited the shipyard .

Business Standard 7 Aug 2022 7:01 pm

CWG 2022: New Zealand Women's Team Grab Bronze Medal After Defeating England By 8 Wickets

New Zealand on Sunday clinched the bronze medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games at Edgbaston after registering a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over hosts England. On Thursday, New Zealand could only make 71-9 in an embarrassing defeat in their final Group B match to England. But on Sunday, less than 24 hours after both teams were defeated in the semi-finals, New Zealand stepped up, right from the start to finish, to restrict England to 110-9 and went on to chase down the target with eight wickets in hand and 49 balls remaining. Opting to bat first, England had less than an ideal start as Danni Wyatt and Alice Capsey were dismissed cheaply, with the score at 10-2. Captain Nat Sciver and Sophia Dunkley were on the rebuild job for the remainder of Powerplay with a 34-run stand. But New Zealand skipper Sophie Devine removed Nat for 27 and it began a slide for England, leaving them with absolutely no room to recover. Sophia, Maia Bouchier and Katherine Brunt fell without contributing much as New Zealand continued their terrific bowling display. Amy Jones and Sophie Ecclestone would then chip in with some invaluable runs for England, creating a 37-run partnership and ensuring that the hosts' had a total of over 100 on board. Jones scored 26, while Ecclestone chipped in with 18 as England posted 110-9 in 20 overs. For New Zealand, Hayley Jensen finished with figures of 3-24, taking out Danni, Amy and Issy Wong. Sophie took 2-11 while Amelia Kerr (1-22) and Hannah Rowe (1-13) were the other wicket-takers. Sophie then combined with her opening partner Suzie Bates to share an opening stand of 54 runs through their big hits, which made the result a foregone conclusion. Suzie would finally depart for 20 off Nat, but she had done her job in the power-play. Debutant Georgia Plimmer couldn't last long, with Freya Kemp getting her out for four. But Sophie, along with Amelia, ensured that New Zealand didn't face any more hiccups and took the side to a commanding victory and a bronze medal. Sophie would remain unbeaten on 51 off 40 balls and fittingly got the winning single despite her catch being dropped for New Zealand, while England were left to rue their shortcomings as they missed out on a podium finish at home. Also Read: Scorecard Brief Scores: England 110-9 in 20 overs (Nat Sciver 27, Amy Jones 26; Hayley Jensen 3-24, Sophie Devine 2-11) lost to New Zealand 111-2 in 11.5 overs (Sophie Devine 51 not out, Amelia Kerr 21 not out, Nat Sciver 1-8, Freya Kemp 1-17) by eight wickets

CNMSports 7 Aug 2022 6:09 pm

2018 Image Of Man Burning Tricolour Resurfaces With False RSS Link

BOOM found that the man in the photo M Prabhu burnt the tricolor as part of a protest demanding to set up a board on the Cauvery water management in April, 2018.

Boomlive 7 Aug 2022 5:28 pm

Pawan Kalyan accepts KTR's handloom challenge, nominates TDP Chief Naidu

Handlooms Earlier, KTR had accepted the challenge of his cabinet colleague V Srinivas Goud and posted pictures with handlooms. TNM Staff Images : Facebook Actor turned politician Pawan Kalyan on Sunday accepted the #MyhandloomMypride challenge of Telangana's Industry Minister KT Ramarao (KTR) to wear handloom clothes and promote the industry. The Jana Sena Party (JSP) leader took to Twitter to accept the challenge and posted his pictures in handloom clothes. He wrote that he was accepting Ram Bhai's challenge accepted... 'cause of my love & admiration for our weaver communities. Pawan Kalyan then nominated Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader and former minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy and BJP MP K Laxman to post their pictures with handlooms and show their love on national handloom day. Earlier, Rama Rao had accepted the challenge of his cabinet colleague V. Srinivas Goud and posted pictures with handlooms. Srinivas Goud had nominated megastar Chiranjeevi, badminton Star P.V. Sindhu and KTR for the challenge. KTR wrote that he had been wearing handlooms every week and was actively promoting it. He nominated industrialist Anand Mahindra, former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Pawan Kalyan for the challenge. KTR, who also holds the portfolio of state ministry of Commerce wished weavers on national handloom day, and appealed to the Government of India to review and revoke its 'unwise' decision to impose Goods and Services Tax (GST) on handlooms. This dying art needs our utmost support, he tweeted. Telangana and Andhra are states that have a large handloom industry; Telanana alone has over 40,000 handloom weavers who produce world class products. Telangana government has been demanding that the Union government waive off 5% GST on handloom products and its raw material. The handloom weavers from the state's Sircilla-Karimnagar, Jogulamba Gadwal, Pochampally are known for giving world class material for domestic and international markets, but the crisis that is fuelled by certain policies is forcing many weavers to leave their profession.

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 4:19 pm

Bhullar wins Indonesia Open as Siddikur finishes 34th

Indias Gaganjeet Bhullar claimed the US$500,000 Mandiri Indonesia Open on Tuesday at Pondok Indah Golf Course to make history by becoming the first player to win the tournament on three occasions.

The Daily Star 7 Aug 2022 3:56 pm

Faridabad: Class 10th boy dies by suicide allegedly after being bullied in school, mother seeks justice

A class 10th student died allegedly by suicide after being bullied in school in Haryana's Faridabad. The incident took place in the month of February. The boy had approached the school authorities but his grievances were not addressed. The family and friend of the boy have been demanding justice for the last six months.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 3:46 pm

Honoured to be onboard India's 1st Indigenous Aircraft Carrier: Mohanlal

Superstar Mohanlal has expressed his gratitude after he visited Vikrant, the country's first indigenously built aircraft carrier. The 62-year-old actor visited the soon-to-be-commissioned aircraft carrier with filmmaker Major Ravi on Thursday. Mohanlal shared photos from his visit to the aircraft on Twitter Saturday and called it a rue engineering marvel. Honoured to be onboard India's 1st Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC), soon to be commissioned as Vikrant, built in Cochin Shipyard Ltd, Kerala. She is a true engineering marvel that further fortifies @indiannavy and showcases India's shipbuilding capabilities. I express my heartfelt gratitude for this matchless opportunity, especially to the Commanding Officer, Commodore Vidhyadhar Harke, VSM, and Mr. Madhu Nair, the Chairman & Managing Director of Cochin Shipyard Limited, for their warm reception, the actor wrote. Mohanlal, who was inducted into the Territorial Army of India in the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in ..

Business Standard 7 Aug 2022 3:45 pm

Rajinikanth met Anupam Kher at Rashtrapati Bhavan

In the movie world, you may have got to hear the examples of the friendship of many actors, but today on the occasion of Friendship Day, we are going to introduce you to two legendary personalities of the film industry. These two great personalities are Thalaiva Rajinikanthof the South industry and Anupam Kher, the powerful actor of Bollywood. You've rarely heard of their friendship before. But Anupam Kher has won the hearts of fans by sharing a picture with Rajinikanth. Bollywood's most demanding actor Anupam Kher has also shared 2 pictures with Rajinikanth from Rashtrapati Bhavan. In the picture, Anupam Kher and Rajinikanth are seen posing smiling at the camera. The two seem to be very happy with each other. This picture of Rajinikanth and Anupam Kher has surfaced on social media platforms. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Anupam Kher (@anupampkher) Anupam Kher has called Rajinikanth his friend in the caption while sharing the photos. There was no one like my friend Rajinikanth, there is no one and there will be no one! It was great to meet you today. Jai Ho!'' This photo of #AazadiKaAmritMahotsav Anupam Kher and Rajinikanth is said to be from Rashtrapati Bhavan. The two met at the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav programme held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. At the same event, Anupam Kher shared a picture with Rajinikanth and called him his friend. Fans are not swaying with joy to see Anupam Kher and Rajinikanth together in the same frame. Everyone is super happy to see two legendary stars in the same frame. Mahima Chaudhary wrote in the comment section- My two favourite heroes in the same frame... Fans are also showering their love on the stars. Suresh Wadkar had refused this actress' proposal What has stopped shooting for Akshay's film, know what the makers said... Kiara appeared on TV when she was 8 months old, know how much truth is there in this matter

News Track 7 Aug 2022 1:20 pm

Delhi University: DU Law students go on hunger strike, demand exam postponement

Delhi Universitys Faculty of Law students staged a protest on Saturday demanding postponement of their examination, scroll down for details.

Zee News 7 Aug 2022 12:28 pm

Jaipur: Students climb atop water tank seeking poll date extension

Three students, awaiting to take admission in postgraduate courses at the University of Rajasthan, climbed up a water tank at the campus as a protest demanding extension of dates for upcoming student union elections scheduled to be held on August 26. They staged the protest as admissions for post-graduate courses are unlikely to be completed by the time the election takes place. The students, who are associated with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, said that they can not contest elections without admission. The three students identified as Manoj Dhadich, Rahul Meena, and Narendra Yadav. Gandhinagar ACP urged the students to take up the issue with the university authority.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 12:25 pm

Tank-lorry owners want fare hike, halt fuel supply in 14 districts

Supply of fuel remains suspended in 14 districts of greater Khulna and Faridpur as tank-lorry owners enforced a 24-hour strike demanding an increase in commission on selling fuel and tank lorry fare.

The Daily Star 7 Aug 2022 11:38 am

Mobile Internet Shut In Manipur Following Protests Over Contentious Bill

Demanding the release of its arrested leaders, the tribal students' body All Tribal Students' Union Manipur (ATSUM) has imposed an indefinite economic blockade on highways.

NDTV 7 Aug 2022 11:35 am

UP: CM Yogi's big order, names of 75 bus stands will be changed

Amidst the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, information has emerged about giving a new name to 75 bus stands of UP. Along with the bus stands, the names of 75 buses will also be changed. It is being said that the changed name is set to be named after the freedom fighters. In fact, during a review of the preparations for the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday evening gave instructions in this regard. Apart from this, 75 buses in the state will also be given a new identity in the name of the warriors of independence. Let us tell you that after the CM's direction, now the preparation for this has been started by the UP Roadways. In fact, during the review meeting, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath saw a presentation of the preparations being made by various departments for the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. At the same time, the Chief Minister has given instructions to celebrate the 75th Independence Day in a grand manner. At the same time, he has directed to carry out a cleanliness drive at the sites, martyrs' memorials associated with the freedom fighters located in each district. At the same time, the police and PAC bands have been asked to play the national tunes at the martyrs' memorials. Let us tell you that the Chief Minister has asked all the people's representatives and officials to present the national flag to the families of the freedom fighter martyrs of their respective districts, Padma awardees and other national and state awardees. At the same time, it was informed in the review meeting that a target of 4.76 crore tricolour has been set to unfurl in UP this time. At the same time, various cultural programmes will also be organized by all the departments. This time, grand programmes are being organized on August 15 in the newly constructed Village Secretariats of 58,189 Gram Panchayats of the state with flag hoisting and public participation for the first time. Apart from this, seminars will be organized by hoisting the tricolour on 7500 Amrit Sarovar of the state. Let us tell you that the Chief Minister has directed to plant 75-75 fruit-bearing plants in all the gram panchayats of the state. Apart from this, 75-75 palledars will also be honoured in each mandi committee. 'Nitish Kumar will not become PM in even 7 births,' this ex-JDU leader's big statement 'Whole Siwan has to be captured..,' political discussion of these 2 leaders leaked After Nirbhaya case, murder cases after rape increased, CM made a big statement

News Track 7 Aug 2022 11:10 am

Indian woman dies by suicide in US, her video describes 8 yrs of domestic abuse

Domestic Violence The videos of her husband assaulting her went viral and triggered massive outrage, with hashtags calling for justice trending on social media. TNM Staff Screengrab A 30-year-old Sikh woman Mandeep Kaur, residing in New York of US, died by suicide, on August 3, after sending a video to her family in which she described years of domestic abuse by her husband Ranjodhbeer Singh Sandhu. Based on her video, an FIR was registered in the Najibabad area against the in-laws and husband of the woman, police said. Mandeep Kaur, aged 30, in the video sent to her father had spoken of years of domestic violence. In the 2.49 minute video sent to him, Mandeep has alleged that Ranjodhveer used to beat her daily, said her father Jaspal Singh, a resident of Taharpur in Najibabad. In the video, Mandeep, seen crying and distressed, says she cannot take the abuse anymore and also talks about taking her own life. She also alleged that Ranjodhveer had extramarital affairs with other women and used to beat her after drinking alcohol whenever she objected. According to reports, she was being tortured for being unable to give birth to a male child. Kaur leaves behind two young daughters aged 4 and 6 years. The CCTV videos of her husband assaulting her went viral in social media and triggered massive outrage, with hashtags calling for justice trending. The videos also show the two children, who are currently in custody of the father, screaming and begging him not to hit their mother. Based on the compaint filed by the father of the deceased, an FIR has been filed against Ranjodhveer under sections 306 (abetment to suicide) and 498A (dowry demand) of the Indian Penal Code, Najibabad police station in-charge Ravindra Kumar Verma said on Saturday. Najibabad Circle Officer Gajendra Pal Singh said that the police have also registered a case against the mother-in-law, father-in-law and brother-in-law of the deceased. Her father Jaspal Singh said that in 2015, Mandeep was married to Ranjodhveer, a resident of Badhiya village in Najibabad and in 2018, both went to America. Ranjodhveer had taken a truck on loan, Jaspal said, adding he also used to beat her daughter for demanding Rs 50 lakhs. Ranjodhveer has been arrested in the US after Mandeep's suicide. Mandeep's post-mortem has been done and her husband is in police custody there, Jaspal added. Meanwhile, the Indian Consulate expressed condolences on social media. We are deeply saddened by the death of Mandeep Kaur in Queens, New York under most tragic circumstances. We are in touch with the US authorities at Federal and local level as well as the community. We stand ready to render all assistance, the Indian Consulate tweeted Saturday. If you are aware of anyone facing mental health issues or feeling suicidal, please provide help. Here are some helpline numbers of suicide prevention organisations that can offer emotional support to individuals and families. Tamil Nadu State health department's suicide helpline: 104 Sneha Suicide Prevention Centre - 044-24640050 (listed as the sole suicide prevention helpline in Tamil Nadu) Andhra Pradesh Life Suicide Prevention: 78930 78930 Roshni: 9166202000, 9127848584 Karnataka Sahai (24-hour): 080 65000111, 080 65000222 Kerala Maithri: 0484 2540530 Chaithram: 0484 2361161 Both are 24-hour helpline numbers. Telangana State government's suicide prevention (tollfree): 104 Roshni: 040 66202000, 6620200 SEVA: 09441778290, 040 27504682 (between 9 am and 7 pm) Aasara offers support to individuals and families during an emotional crisis, for those dealing with mental health issues and suicidal ideation, and to those undergoing trauma after the suicide of a loved one. 24x7 Helpline: 9820466726 (With PTI inputs) Watch this week on Let Me Explain: What the Enjoy Enjaami controversy is about

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 10:45 am

Students climb atop water tank seeking poll date extension

Students awaiting to take admission in post-graduate courses in University of Rajasthan on Saturday climbed up a water tank at the campus as a protest demanding extension of dates for upcoming student union elections.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 8:23 am

Assam: Bhattadev University registrar Guruprasad Khataniar held for seeking bribe

The registrar of Bhattadev University, Guruprasad Khataniar, was arrested by the vigilance and anti-corruption (VAC) branch of state police in Guwahati on Saturday on charges of demanding a bribe.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 7:33 am

Assam govt urged to root out jihadi elements

The leading organisation of Indigenous Assamese Muslims, Sadou Asom Goria-Moria-Deshi Jatiya Parishad, staged protest demonstrations in several parts of the state on Saturday, demanding uprooting of jihadi elements from Assam with their tentacles. The organisation also demanded strict action against 'jihadi supporters', who allegedly threatened noted lawyer Nekibur Zaman for voicing against Jehadis in the backdrop of multiple arrests made in Assam with alleged links with a Bangladesh-based terror outfit.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 7:29 am

Srimandir and garbhagruha are safe, asserts ASI

The managing body reviewed mishaps during the last Rath Yatra and resolved to ensure that no servitor obstructs the view of deities by standing in front of them on the chariots from next year.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 5:24 am

TryWest African peanut stew inSenegalese-style

Originally the staple food of the Mandinkasof Mali, the Mafehas become popular globally.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 5:00 am

Public dont want tax cuts Truss and Sunak are promising, poll reveals

As the Tory leadership hopefuls clash over when to reduce taxes, the public are more concerned with maintaining funding Most of the public are not demanding taxes are cut, and more than a quarter actually want them to increase in order to spend more on public services, a new Observer poll has revealed. Despite a Tory leadership contest dominated by the timing of tax cuts , the latest Opinium poll found no great clamour for them, with concerns around the funding of schools and the NHS heading into the autumn. Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Aug 2022 2:30 am

Prey review stylish Predator prequel rooted in Native American history

The horror sci-fi series is cleverly revived by 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg, with Amber Midthunder commanding as a tracker with a secret weapon The word prequel makes my heart sink. So often its just a cynical means to squeeze a little more juice out of an already dead and desiccated franchise, or a reboot that paints a layer of self-referential irony over a much-loved original. But Prey is different. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg ( 10 Cloverfield Lane ), its a prequel to the Predator series that stays true to the essence of the original stylishly violent, stickily graphic, impossibly tense while also working satisfyingly as a self-contained entity. The setting is the land of the Comanche nation, 300 years ago; the central character is Naru (the formidable Amber Midthunder), a warrior and expert tracker whose skills have been honed by a lifetime of close combat against the forces of the patriarchy. But ingrained sexism works in her favour: the assumption that as a woman shes not a credible threat turns out to be her secret weapon. That and her self-invented elasticated axe device think a murderous version of paddle ball. Prey is available on Hulu in the US and Disney+ elsewhere Continue reading...

The Guardian 6 Aug 2022 7:30 pm

IIIT Basar students in Telangana shocked after workers seen taking bath in kitchen

News Though the authorities issued a notice to the mess contractor, the students are demanding stringent action as this posed a serious health hazard. IANS Twitter Pressure is mounting on the authorities of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge and Technologies (RGUKT) at Telangana's Basar town to take action after a video clip of two workers taking bath inside the kitchen of one of the messes went viral. Students and parents were shocked to see the video, which shows the workers taking bath inside the kitchen of one of the three messes on the campus of RGUKT, popularly known as IIIT Basar. Some students who captured the video of the workers taking bath uploaded it on social media. Some mess workers were allegedly using the kitchen for bathing and washing their clothes. Though the authorities issued a notice to the mess contractor, the students are demanding stringent action as this posed a serious health hazard. Reacting to the video clip, NSUI Telangana unit president Venkat Balmoor on Saturday termed it as degrading and disgusting. He wanted to know when Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao and the Education Minister will be jolted to the ground reality and help the students by resolving their concerns. The students are already agitated over frequent incidents of food poisoning. The latest incident has added to their concern. Some students who posted the video on Twitter tagged the Telangana Governor, Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy, IT minister K.T. Rama Rao and others. The campus has seen a series of incidents of food poisoning. In the latest incident, nearly 100 students fell ill on August 3. Ten of them were admitted to hospitals while others were treated on the campus. They had developed symptoms of food poisoning. Earlier on July 15, over 100 students had fallen ill with complains of vomiting and loose motion. Some of them even fell unconscious. This incident came less than a month after students staged a week-long protest demanding better quality food, drinking water and other amenities. The students had complained that the food being served in the hostel mess was of poor quality. They alleged that on several occasions, small insects and frogs were found in the hostel food. They had called off their week-long protest on June 21 after Education Minister Indra Reddy visited the institute and gave an assurance that their problems will be solved in a phased manner. A delegation of students had met Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan in Hyderabad on August 3 and brought to her notice the problems faced by them. Watch this week on Let Me Explain: What the Enjoy Enjaami controversy is about

The News Minute 6 Aug 2022 7:19 pm