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Russia-Ukraine war: Switzerland hosts first Ukraine Recovery Conference

Tasked with establishing the principles and framework for the future reconstruction of the conflict-torn country, a two-day Ukraine Recovery Conference has opened here

Business Standard 5 Jul 2022 8:56 am

Supreme Court Judges constitutional post no shield against criticism

During the long speech, he sounded as if he was responding to the vicious trolling in the social media of his superfluous observations while being part of a bench that refused Nupur Sharmas fervent plea for clubbing multiple blasphemous comment FIRs in various states at Delhi.

The Times of India 5 Jul 2022 8:43 am

Stocks that will see action on July 5, 2022

Buzzing stocks: TCS, Tata Steel Long Products, LIC, MMTC, NMDC, Cipla, Kirloskar Ferrous, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank, Emami, Muthoot Fin, PTC India Financial, PTC India

The Hindu Businessline 5 Jul 2022 8:36 am

Ukraine Recovery Conference held in Switzerland

LUGANO: A two-day Ukraine Recovery Conference has begun today, with the goal of creating the guiding principles and framework for future rehabilitation of the conflict-torn nation. Ignazio Cassis, president of the Swiss Confederation and head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, said in his opening address on Monday that the conference participants would be expected to define the standards for handling assistance to Ukraine and for the division of responsibilities among the various partners. In his opening address on Monday, Ignazio Cassis, president of the Swiss Confederation and head of the Federal Deptt of Foreign Affairs, said that the conference participants are expected to set the criteria for handling help to Ukraine and for the distribution of roles among the various partners. Building back better and establishing the circumstances for prosperity and intact lives should be the roadmap for the sustainable reorganisation of the economy, he said. Denys Shmyhal, the prime minister of Ukraine, who was present at the meeting in person, stated that his nation would require $750 billion for a three-stage restoration plan. Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, spoke at the meeting via video link from Kiev and noted that the plan also addresses institutional development in the nation. Zelensky highlighted increased security, technological advancement, adherence to environmental standards, transparency, and the project's integration with Ukraine's actual economic life as some of the fundamental concepts and objectives. Ukraine military confirms fall of Lysychansk city to Russia Zelensky Norwegian PM discuss support for Kiev US extends USD 820mn in security assistance for Ukraine

News Track 5 Jul 2022 8:14 am

Stocks To Watch Today: Cipla, Vedanta, HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, LIC, Emami, Indusland Bank

Here are the stocks to watch in today's trade.

Bloomberg Quint 5 Jul 2022 8:05 am

Stocks to Watch Today: Cipla, RIL, PNB, Reliance Power, Metals, Restaurants

Stocks to Watch Today: Shares of metal companies are also to be in focus as copper prices fell to 17-month lows amid new COVID restrictions in China, slowing global manufacturing activity and a jump i

Business Standard 5 Jul 2022 7:56 am

Boris Johnson was made aware of formal Chris Pincher complaint

BBC News understands the complaint sparked a disciplinary process that confirmed the MP's misconduct.

BBC 5 Jul 2022 3:10 am

UP Woman Accuses Husband Of Giving Triple Talaq Over Dowry: Cops

A woman here has alleged that her husband, who had been harassing her for dowry, divorced her through the outlawed practice of 'triple talaq,' police said on Monday.

NDTV 5 Jul 2022 1:41 am

Backed Shinde at cost of losing CM job to end MVAs graft: BJP

BJP has said that the party forged an alliance with Eknath Shinde in Maharashtra and accepted him as chief minister at the cost of Devendra Fadnaviss claim for the top job because of its desire to bring down the unprincipled and opportunistic MVA coalition which was engaged in massive corruption.

The Times of India 5 Jul 2022 12:48 am

Best Apple AirPods for 2022

With multiple AirPods on the market, which are the best ones to buy in 2022? Here's how we rank Apple's audio offerings.

NewsLookup 5 Jul 2022 12:30 am

Gujarat: PM Modi launches multiple digital initiatives at Digital India Week 2022 in Gandhinagar

PM Modi on July 04 inaugurated Digital India Week 2022 at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. He launched India Stack Global, MyScheme, Meri Pehchaan-National Single Sign-On at Digital India Week 2022. PM Modi also launched Digital India Bhashini, Digital India Genesis, Chips to Startup programme. It aimed at enhancing accessibility of technology, streamlining service delivery to ensure ease of living, and giving a boost to startups.

The Times of India 5 Jul 2022 12:26 am

Chinas presence has grown in the Pacific in the past decade

Hawaii, July 4: Chinas presence in the Pacific has taken new forms. What was once purely economic, is now much deeper. From small diplomatic measures to a doubling of trade, Chinas interests in Pacific Island nations have expanded in the past decade. Now, in a world of growing geopolitical instability and tension over Taiwan, China is in the position of being an enduring partner to the region. Chinas former ambasador to the US recently pointed to Australia treating the Pacific [] The post Chinas presence has grown in the Pacific in the past decade appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 5 Jul 2022 12:04 am

Digital India Week 2022: PM Narendra Modi Launches Multiple Digital Portals in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched multiple digital portals at the ongoing Digital India Week 2022 on Monday. He stressed that India is guiding the world in the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0. He also highlighted how the country resolved the issue of hustle from pin to pole for basic registrations and documents using digital technology.

NDTV 4 Jul 2022 11:46 pm

Is Bangladesh next to fall in China's debt-trap diplomacy?

China is gradually bringing Bangladesh into its trap as it is already the major supplier of arms to Bangladesh. Dhaka acquired a sizable amount of military hardware from China which includes two Submarines, Missiles, guns, frigates and fighter aircraft. But now Bangladesh is facing a problem as many of the arms acquired from China are giving trouble. The type 053H3 Frigates and K-8W fighter aircraft have developed snags.

The Economic Times 4 Jul 2022 11:18 pm

For small businesses, a big lending idea account aggregators

In nine months, account aggregators have made impressive progress. But, there is work left to be done.Our financial data currently reside in multiple databases. Apart from banks, NBFCs, mutual fund companies, stock brokers, and even insurance firms have rich user data

Livemint 4 Jul 2022 11:13 pm

A musical evening marks 75th year of India-U.S. diplomatic relations

People to people relations far ahead of political relations between the two countries, says N. Ravi

The Hindu 4 Jul 2022 11:08 pm

Multiple people killed in Chicago Fourth of July parade shooting, reports say

Parade began around 10am local time but was halted 10 minutes later after shots were fired, Chicago Sun-Times reports A shooting at Fourth of July parade in a Chicago suburb has seen multiple people killed and injured after someone opened fire on the celebrating marchers, local media has reported. Authorities have not officially reported any casualties, but witnesses described seeing bloodied bodies apparently covered with blankets. Continue reading...

The Guardian 4 Jul 2022 11:06 pm

US: Multiple people shot at Fourth of July parade in Illinois

US: Multiple people shot at Fourth of July parade in Illinois

The Economic Times 4 Jul 2022 11:05 pm

PM Modi To Inaugurate, Lay Foundation To Projects In Varanasi On July 7

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi on July 7. He will inaugurate and lay foundation stone of multiple development initiatives worth over Rs 1,800 crore.

NDTV 4 Jul 2022 10:56 pm

New Indian diplomats for key capitals this month

Ruchira Khamboj to take over as Permanent Representative to United Nations

The Hindu 4 Jul 2022 10:54 pm

Multiple People Shot at During Fourth of July Parade in Illinois

According to NBC News, at least 19 people were killed in Fourth of July shootings in 2021.

The Quint 4 Jul 2022 10:39 pm

Multiple People Shot At Fourth Of July Parade In US' Illinois: Reports

Multiple people are believed to have been shot as a gunfire erupted near a Fourth of July parade in a Chicago suburb.

NDTV 4 Jul 2022 10:22 pm

Focused Kygrios ousts Nakashima in five sets to reach Wimbledon quarter-final

Hell of a player says Kygrios after 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-2 win Faces Cristian Garin after Chilean defeated Alex de Minaur Nick Kyrgios continued his blazing run through the Wimbledon draw as he reached the quarter-finals in London for the first time since his breakout tournament here aged 19 in 2014. Despite not being able to produce his best tennis, Kyrgios was disciplined and focused at the pivotal moments as he edged out Brandon Nakashima in a tight five-setter, winning 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-2. In his first ever grand slam fourth round, the 20-year-old American Nakashima was diligent and proactive throughout, attempting to find a consistent balance between hugging the baseline to prod Kyrgios defences and being more steady than his famously volatile opponent. Continue reading...

The Guardian 4 Jul 2022 9:53 pm

Man of multiple talents, Krishna Pimple to offer music lovers an interesting collaboration

Krishna is all set to collaborate with the best musicians and singers from Tanzania

DNA India 4 Jul 2022 9:51 pm

Indian High Commission asks Canadian officials to remove Leena's Kaali from exhibition

Controversy The poster of Leena Manimekalais documentary 'Kaali' received widespread flak from Hindu groups as they said it hurt their religious sentiments. TNM Staff Instagram/ Leena Manimekalai The Indian High Commission in Canada has issued a statement urging the organisers of the Rhythms of Canada festival to withdraw filmmaker Leena Manimekalais documentary Kaali from being screened. The statement comes after the documentarys poster featuring the Hindu deity Kali smoking and holding an LGBTQIA+ flag drew widespread condemnation from right-wing groups. The filmmaker was attacked online following the release of the poster of the documentary. The statement issued by the High Commission of India in Ottawa on Monday, July 4, states that they received complaints from leaders of the Hindu community in Canada about disrespectful depiction of Hindu Gods on the poster, which was showcased as part of the Under The Tent project. Noting that the concerns have been communicated to the organisers of the event, the statement also mentioned that several Hindu groups have approached authorities in Canada to take action against the documentary. We urge the Canadian authorities and the event organisers to withdraw all such provocative material, the statement read. Leena Manimekalai, who made her feature film debut with Maadathy: An Unfairy Tale, shared the poster of Kaali on Twitter on Saturday. Several social media users alleged that the poster hurt the religious sentiments of the Hindu community and used the hashtag Arrest Leena Manimekalai. Please see a Press Released issued by @HCI_Ottawa @MEAIndia @IndianDiplomacy @PIB_India @DDNewslive @IndiainToronto @cgivancouver pic.twitter.com/DGjQynxYJS India in Canada (@HCI_Ottawa) July 4, 2022 Responding to the attacks, Leena posted part of her interview with BBC Tamil and Vikatan, where she says that she will continue to use her voice for as long as she is alive. I have nothing to lose. Till the time I live, I wish to live with a voice that speaks what I believe without fear. If the price for that is my life, it can be given, the filmmaker tweeted. In another tweet, she urged people to watch the documentary to understand the context behind the poster. The film is about the events during Kaali's strolls through the streets of Toronto city one fine evening. If they watch the movie, they will put the hashtag 'love you Leena Manimekalai' rather than 'Arrest Leena Manimekalai', the tweet read. . . https://t.co/fEU3sWY4HK Leena Manimekalai (@LeenaManimekali) July 4, 2022 , . arrest leena manimekalai hashtag love you leena manimekalai hashtag . https://t.co/W6GNp3TG6m Leena Manimekalai (@LeenaManimekali) July 4, 2022 Read: An artist without self-doubt is a fascist: Leena Manimekalai intv on 'Maadathy' Also read: 'Maadathy: An Unfairy Tale': This Leena Manimekalai film shows an ugly caste reality

The News Minute 4 Jul 2022 9:28 pm

Distribute soft-drink among lawyers or face disciplinary action

Gujarat High Court Chief Justice Aravind Kumar slams a cop for sipping soft-drink during a virtual hearing. The chief justice directed the cop to distribute 100 cans among lawyers or face disciplinary action. Source: Distribute soft-drink among lawyers or face disciplinary action: Gujarat HC chief justice to cop | City - Times of India Videos Gujarat High Court Chief Justice Aravind Kumar slams a cop for sipping soft-drink during a virtual hearing. The chief justice directed the cop to distribute 100 cans among lawyers or face disciplinary action. We said that we have no objections to you eating a samosa. But the only ground is, you... timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Digit 4 Jul 2022 8:22 pm

Smartphone Accessories: Lamicall Air Vent Phone Mount $12 (33% off), more

Lamicall Store (100% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering its for Prime members or in orders over $25. For comparison, it normally goes for $18 and todays deal comes within $1 of the all-time low that weve tracked at Amazon. This smartphone holder mounts directly to your cars air vent meaning that it wont be taking up room on your windshield or require you to make a permanent modification to the dash. The clamp-style system lets you both install and remove your device in only one second. It also has a ball joint which allows you to rotate and adjust the angle of your device so you can easily see maps, phone calls, and more all without having to take your hands off the wheel. More smartphone accessories: Amazon has Samsungs 128GB PRO 160MB/s microSDXC and card reader at $21 (Reg. $30+) TOPGO Car Cup Holder Phone Mount: | Amazon Belkins 7.5W MagSafe wireless charger with 2-meter cable falls to new Amazon lows from $16 TORRAS iPhone 13 Case Clear: | Amazon Bose refurb. speakers, soundbars, headphones, more from $114 for the holiday weekend Samsungs latest 128GB EVO Plus microSD card returns to Amazon all-time low at $17 (Reg. $30) andobil Motorcycle/Bicycle Phone Mount: | Amazon Caselys wild iPhone and AirPod case designs up to 65% off for the holiday weekend from $14 Syncwire MFi Lightning to 3.5mm Aux Audio Cable: | Amazon HYPER 4th of July deals now live from $20 : MagSafe charging stand, metal USB hubs, more Spigens latest 35W, 45W, and 65W GaN III USB-C wall chargers hit new lows from $25 shipped Deals still live from the weekend: Save $120 on stainless steel Apple Watch Series 7 alongside aluminum styles from $329 UGREEN 69W Triple USB-C/A Car Charger:| Amazon Totallee launches huge up to 70% off July 4th sale: MagSafe iPhone 13 case $11.50 , more EarFun UBOOM Bluetooth Speaker:| Amazon Tiles 2022 model 2-pack item tracker bundle drops 27% to $40 shipped for today only TORRAS Slim Fit iPhone 13 Pro Max Case:| Amazon Bang & Olufsens Beosound A1 2nd Gen Speaker packs in its signature sound at new low of $176 ZEEHOO MagSafe Air Vent Car Mount:| Amazon Samsungs new 2022 model 300MB/s USB-C Flash Drives hit Amazon all-time lows from $12 Syncwire 7.5W MagSafe Charger with 20W USB-C PD Charger:| Amazon Originally $700 karaoke-ready 1500W Samsung MX-T70 Sound Tower rocks the party at $350 more The post Smartphone Accessories: Lamicall Air Vent Phone Mount $12 (33% off), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 4 Jul 2022 8:20 pm

Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12S Pro launched with Leica-tuned 50MP triple rear cameras: Specs, prices

The 12S Ultra may have stolen all the limelight, but the 12S and 12S Pro, are flagship phones no less.

Financial Express 4 Jul 2022 8:10 pm

Im learning to live with my fear for my babys safety: its the price we pay for love | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Anxious expecting parents should know the terror doesnt dwindle, but it does become more manageable as time passes I write this from a house that is slowly emerging from Covid, which finally caught us after two and a half years of the pandemic. In some ways, nursing a small, sick baby with a sick husband while also very sick myself was a more hellish experience than childbirth. There were points at which I wondered how we would be able to care for him. Thankfully my mother arrived bearing Calpol and some seriously old-school cough syrup, and for the past week has been feeding us and nursing us, risking her own health in the process. These challenges mean that I have been thinking rather a lot about fear and how it relates to parenthood. The babys history of breathing problems meant that I was genuinely frightened when we caught the virus, and though I knew it didnt affect children much, a child I happen to know and love had a very severe reaction to the disease. That, as well as my sons time in a newborn intensive care unit, made it difficult not to let myself become consumed by terror, and yet somehow I coped. While I was there, I saw some very sick babies and some very frightened parents. There was a moment in the bedroom, as I feverishly rocked him back and forth, when I semi-hallucinated all the women who had done the same with their own sick offspring. Most of us need only look at our own family trees to see multiple infant mortalities. In my own familys history is a tale of returning home from burying one child to find another dead. This all sounds rather dramatic, but Im convinced these past tragedies are somehow encoded in us. They are, after all, part and parcel of the history of humanity, and in many parts of the world continue to be a living reality. Perhaps its why the other mothers I speak to admit that they, too, check their babies breathing in the night. How many times in the last few months have I placed my hand to my sons chest to check that he still lives? It makes sense, though: it is only in the past century that we have been able to have much confidence that our babies will survive, and even then you have myriad terrifying, unpredictable threats: Sids, meningitis, polio again . Fear, my mother says, is the price we pay for love. The fear I feel that something will take my child away from me is so terrible that, like an eclipse, its better not to look directly at it. And yet I am not an especially neurotic mother and nowhere near as anxious as I thought I might be. My history of PTSD which at one point manifested as health anxiety meant I considered parenthood with trepidation. Would I be consumed by fear? Would I transmit that fear on to my baby? And yet the things we believe will happen do not always come to pass. Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett is a Guardian columnist and author Continue reading...

The Guardian 4 Jul 2022 7:49 pm

PM Modi to lay foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 1,800 cr in Varanasi

New Delhi, July 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will visit Varanasi on 7th July, will lay the foundation stone for multiple projects worth over Rs 1,800 crore. The PM will begin his Varanasi programme by inaugurating the Akshay

Oneindia 4 Jul 2022 7:18 pm

IIT researchers identify bacterium to convert agro waste into industrial enzymes

It works on the principles of biomass-based bio refineries

The Hindu 4 Jul 2022 6:45 pm

'He's an absolute idiot': Andretti Autosport teammates tangle in IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio

Andretti Autosport teammates Romain Grosjean and Alexander Rossi hit each other multiple times before both ran off the track.

USA Today 4 Jul 2022 6:42 pm

Tripura CM Manik Saha to take oath as MLA on July 8

Three of the four MLAs elected in the by-election, Sudip Roy Barman (Congress), Manila Debnath (BJP) and Swapna Das (BJP) were sworn in on June 29. Saha did not take oath due to 'technical reasons'.Saha had assumed office as Tripura chief minister replacing Biplab Kumar Deb, the first BJP chief minister of the state, on May 14.

The Economic Times 4 Jul 2022 6:35 pm

Neck Care Cream: - Choosing a cream for the care of neck skin, then definitely pay attention to these tips

When it comes to skincare, not only the name of the face is taken, but it is necessary to pay attention to every part of the body. One of these organs is the neck, which is often overlooked. Perhaps this is the reason why the signs of ageing are the first to appear on this part of the body. The skin of the neck is very thin compared to other parts of the body and hence it needs extra care. There are many types of neck creams available in the market nowadays for the care of the skin of the neck. But many people do not know about these creams of different brands. In such a situation, you must choose the right cream keeping in mind your age and skin needs. So today in this article, we are telling you about some such tips, which you should keep in mind while buying neck cream- Pay attention to the ingredients Whenever you are buying a cream to take care of your neck, then you should first pay attention to its ingredients. You need to find a neck cream that has all the necessary ingredients and can fight the signs of ageing on your neck. To reverse the signs of ageing, you should choose a neck cream containing anti-oxidants. Other ingredients that can be selected are vitamin C, retinol, green tea, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E. You should also check for ingredients that can result in an allergic reaction to your skin. Pay attention to the texture too Adequate attention should also be paid to the texture of the neck cream before buying it. For example, creams that have a thick texture, stay on the skin for a long time and do their work. This means that you will not have to apply it to your neck several times a day. This type of neck cream can be applied overnight. On the other hand, if the texture of the neck cream is light and milky, then it means that you may need to apply it again and again. Pay attention to application requirements In today's time, there are many types of neck creams available on the market, but the method of applying them is quite different. Some creams need to be applied multiple times in a single day, while some creams show their effect only in one go. Therefore, before choosing a neck cream, you should pay attention to your lifestyle. For example, you can use neck cream several times or you do not get time due to a busy lifestyle. Also, pay attention to the neck cream type Since there are many types of neck creams available in the market nowadays, before selecting any neck cream, you should pay attention to the needs of your skin and accordingly choose the right type of neck cream. For example, some neck creams help in preventing the signs of ageing and hence are considered good for younger women. At the same time, some anti-ageing creams are also available that deal with the existing signs of ageing. These types of neck creams can help make your skin look more firm, boost collagen, clear age spots, and increase skin elasticity. Image Credit- freepik Disclaimer Your skin and body are different just like you. We endeavour to bring you accurate, safe and expertly verified information through our articles and social media handles but still consult your doctor before trying any home remedy, hack or fitness tip.

Kalam Times 4 Jul 2022 6:35 pm

Outrage after video of police fatally shooting Jayland Walker released

Walker, 25, was killed 27 June and sustained more than 60 wounds as multiple officers shot at him, but footage was released Sunday Civil rights groups and local politicians have reacted with outrage to the release of video of police killing a Black man in Akron, Ohio, who was shot in a hail of gunfire as he ran away after a car chase. Its not clear how exactly many shots were fired by the eight officers involved, but Jayland Walker sustained more than 60 wounds as multiple police officers shot at him. An attorney for Walkers family said officers kept firing even after he was on the ground. Continue reading...

The Guardian 4 Jul 2022 6:00 pm

Eid Al-Adha 2022: See Pictures of Pakistani Mehndi Designs

The festival of Bakrid is very special for Islam. Bakrid is celebrated with pomp. Let us tell you that Bakrid is celebrated in memory of the sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim. This festival is also known as Eid-ul-Azha. Everyone in the house is very excited about Eid, but there is a special craze among women. Women start preparations for Eid several days in advance. It is said that the festival of Eid is considered incomplete without Mehndi. The beautiful mehndi on the hand multiplies the joy of the festival of Eid. This Bakrid 2022 you can apply this Pakistani beautiful mehndi design to your hands. Pakistani women are not only known for their beauty and fashion sense but also their beautiful designs of mehndi. Pakistani women like to have fine designs on their hands. If you also want to get this Eid beautiful design Mehndi, then this design can prove to be perfect for you. Let's see beautiful and trendy mehndi designs for Bakrid. Pakistani Style Flower Mehndi Designs Pakistani women are famous for their different mehndi designs. If you want to try some new designs this Bakrid, then you can apply this Pakistani-style flower mehndi design. Talking about this design, the whole hand is covered with small flower designs on the back of the hand which is looking very beautiful. You can also apply this design to the front part of the hands. The most special thing about this design is that you can also make it by yourself. In this mehndi design, only one flower has to be made on the hand, after that the design is to be given a final look by applying a dot with mehndi. Chand Mehndi Designs Chand Design Mehndi can be applied on the special occasion of Eid. You will get Eid festive vibes by applying this design to your hands. Talking about this design, this design is very simple. To make this design, first, make a half flower design on the hands. After that make the moon. Then complete your mehndi look by making a design inside the moon. Now after this make a light design on the fingers. Surely this light design wills double the joy of your festival. Simple bell design Women do not have much time on the special occasion of Bakrid. In such a situation, there is no time to apply Mehndi. In such a situation, many women are unable to get henna applied to their hands. If you also do not get time for yourself on the special occasion of Eid, then you can apply this mehndi design. You can make this design in 5 minutes. This is a very simple design. This design will not only save your time but will also enhance the beauty of your hands. Pakistani 3D Mehndi Designs These days 3D mehndi design is very much in trend. In such a situation, you must also follow the new trend. Seeing the mehndi of this 3D design, even your skin will not get tired of praising it. Because this design is so beautiful as well as this design can be applied easily to the hands. This 3D mehndi of full hands is perfect for the festival of Eid. Image Credit:shutterstock Disclaimer Your skin and body are different just like you. We endeavour to bring you accurate, safe and expertly verified information through our articles and social media handles but still consult your doctor before trying any home remedy, hack or fitness tip.

Kalam Times 4 Jul 2022 5:57 pm

Manchester United agree deal to sign Christian Eriksen: Reports

Manchester United have agreed a deal in principle to sign Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen on a free transfer, according to reports on Monday. United manager Erik ten Hag made the three-year contract offer to Eriksen after the Dane's impressive comeback with Brentford.

The Times of India 4 Jul 2022 5:45 pm

Opening up the debate about abolition of legal sex and gender status | Letters

Anne Phillips says The Future of Legal Gender report raises important questions, while Peter Tatchell says biological sex and gender identity are equally valid and important In her commentary on the recently published report by The Future of Legal Gender research project, Susanna Rustin argues as if this is a criticism of the report that it is dangerous to pretend that female people are not vulnerable in specific ways to male violence and other forms of social control ( Trying to erase the biological definition of sex isnt just misguided its dangerous, 28 June ). This strikes me as a misreading of the central research question that underpins the report. I take this to be whether decertifying sex and gender as legal categories makes it easier or harder to challenge the many gender-based forms of inequality in our society. The whole premise, that is, is precisely that women do face multiple disadvantages as regards power, resources and visibility; that societies need strong and effective equality policies to address the gendered institutions and ideologies that shape and constrain our lives; and that any change with regard to the legal status of sex and gender therefore has to ensure that such policies are not weakened in the process. There is no pretence in this about female people somehow not being vulnerable to male violence or other forms of social control, and certainly no suggestion that gender is all in the mind. Continue reading...

The Guardian 4 Jul 2022 5:39 pm

PACS may be allowed to sell petroleum products

The Centre has proposed to allow primary agriculture credit societies (PACS) to undertake activities like dealership of petroleum products, running PDS shops, and developing hospital and educational institutions, in addition to their regular functions. In this regard, the Ministry of Cooperation has floated a draft 'Model By-laws of PACS' on which it has invited suggestions from the state governments and other stakeholders by July 19. The existing framework does not allow PACS to diversify in other areas apart from their core business. The draft model by-laws propose that PACS should be allowed to work as Bank Mitras and common service centres (CSCs), provide cold storage and godown facilities, set up PDS shops besides enabling them to work in dairy, fishery, irrigation and green energy sectors. The draft also says that PACS would be permitted to provide community-based service in the field of education, health, tourism and environmental and sustainable development activities. The objective of the Society, as per the draft, is to provide to its members timely and adequate short-term and medium-term credit for development activities related to agriculture, loan for consumption or medical purpose against collateral/pledge financing, maintaining the financial norms in the operational area. The PACS, as per the draft, can engage in service or business operations (like infrastructure development, community centres/ hospital or education institutions, procurement of food grains, Fair price shop, or any Govt scheme,... Dealership/agency/Distributorship or supply of LPG/Petrol/Diesel/Green energy/ farm or household Consumables/ farm machinery, training of members for skill improvement, etc) which may enhance the facilities and income of Society or its members. Addressing a conference to commemorate the 100th International Day of Cooperatives on Monday, Cooperation Minister Amit Shah said the central government has floated a draft model by-laws for PACS, and has sought suggestions from state governments. PACS falls in the domain of states. He said the computerisation of PACS will bring transparency to their overall functioning, including in accounting and book-keeping. The Centre on Wednesday decided to computerise all functional 63,000 Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (PACS) over the next five years with a budget outlay of Rs 2,516 crore in order to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability in their operations. The scheme, approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will also facilitate PACS to diversify their business and undertake multiple activities and services. At present, the majority of PACS have not computerised their operation and still functioning manually resulting in inefficiency and trust deficit. PACS constitute the lowest tier of the three-tier short-term cooperative credit in the country comprising 13 crore farmers as its members. At present, there are 63,000 PACS in the country and the Centre has a target to set up 3 lakh PACS by 2025. Besides model bylaws for PACs, the government is working on a new cooperation policy, setting up a university and developing a database of cooperatives.

The Economic Times 4 Jul 2022 5:35 pm

Christian Eriksen: Denmark midfielder agrees in principle to join Manchester United

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen agrees in principle to sign for Manchester United on a free transfer.

BBC 4 Jul 2022 5:07 pm

Job Digest 4 July 2022- Government Jobs for 10th, 12th, Diploma, Graduates Pass in various Government Departments, Apply Now

Job Digest 4 July 2022- Government Jobs for 10th, 12th, Diploma, Graduates Pass in various Government Departments, Apply Now

Naukrinama 4 Jul 2022 5:05 pm

Compared: The Kia EV6 & BMW i4

BHPian carthick1000 recently shared this with other enthusiasts.Driving impressions Kia EV6 and BMW i4Having driven EV6 and i4 each for about 2 hours straight in the last few days, I can report how they both faired in everyday driving situations. As my daily drive is a model 3, I can also compare with this baseline but focus less on the EV related things as you can find more about it elsewhere and per use case. Route Took my usual test route, which comprises of sections of slow city traffic, a bit faster city traffic, rural B-roads, highway and of course the most fun of all, the winding roads on dikes. The route is same as I did for Ioniq 5 plus some extra stretches on the dikes to understand dynamics and the highway at different speeds (100~120kmph) to see how stable and quiet each car is. Here is the route: Size and storage The trunk volume shown is excluding frunk/froot (front boot) volume for EV6 and model 3. i4, Sorry, no frunk. I4 is the longest of the lot, but has the shortest wheelbase. Thanks to it's long nose, courtesy of non-electric platform, less passenger and luggage space of the lot. But both EV6 and i4 has a liftback style tailgate, which is much more practical than a model 3's sedan tailgate. With EV6 being a ground up electric platform, the nose is very short and it helps in offering a good visibility out front. Also the muscular humps on bonnet help in locating the car better. On the other hand, the i4 with it's (6-Cylinder ) long front nose does feel a bit cumbersome to drive in tighter spaces. Me and my wife felt that the model 3 is the best when it comes to front visibility, because of the shorter nose and a very low dashboard without any display to hide the front view. Exact model variants drivenEV6 RWD 58kWhI4 eDrive40 RWD 81kWhGetting in and outIn EV6, you are sitting a bit lower than Ioniq 5, but not as low as i4 or model 3. I didn't notice any difference in i4 or model 3 for my seat height setting.For my height of 6'3 with relatively longer legs, EV6 has ample rear space even if I sit behind myself. In i4, sitting behind myself is impossible and the rear space is okay for people under 6'. If you are 6' and have a long torso, the sloping roofline of i4 might brush against the hair. I have to droop a bit to fit myself in rear. So EV6 beats i4 fair and square. A rear facing child seat in i4 behind a tall driver or co-driver seat is impossible to fit. The Model 3 feels slightly a bit roomy at the rear than i4. I4's frameless windows look cool, unlike EV6's windows. Inspite of frameless design, BMW's build quality is fantastic and the door thud says it all. EV6 doors feel heavy and the thud is as good as model 3's. Here is a comparison between i4 and model 3 (watch till the end ).When you get out of the car with the key in pocket, EV6 nags you to turn off the vehicle (ie push start stop button). Luckily BMW goes the tesla way and puts the vehicle in park and turns it off automatically.Front seats i4's Sport seats with adjustable under thigh support is a boon for tall drivers. EV6 has no such adjustment. Also i4 has better side bolstering than EV6. DrivingEV6 drives a bit sportier than Ioniq 5 but nowhere near i4. The i4 in comfort mode feels much better and planted than EV6. In sport mode, i4 drives like a proper BMW. In corners, I found the i4 a bit less agile than model 3 most likely due to the 500kg weight penalty of i4.The braking of EV6 is not very linear to pedal action. There is a very gradual slowdown and a sudden bite. I4's brakes are pretty good. They respond to pedal actions in a linear way and the bite is very precisely controlled instead of sudden jolt.Though EV6 and i4 both have different drive modes (eco/comfort/sport), EV6 alters only the acceleration, but the suspension and steering remains the same. However, i4 in sport mode stiffens (rear) suspension and tightens the steering input/feedback. This makes it feel much dynamic and stable around corners. I wish model 3 has this as well. This is where i4 shines than most other mid size EV offerings.Because of the weight and standard rear air suspension, i4 seems much better sorted on the highways than the EV6. EV6 feels a bit like a ship in comparison to i4 and model 3.At 100-120kmph, i4 is phenomenally silent. Much better than EV6 and my model 3. I wonder how they got is so silent inspite of frameless windows. You can even listen to smallest details of music while driving at 120kmph.The audio system (optional Harman Kardon)in i4 is much better than the one in EV6. Model 3 is okay at best. Note that the subwoofer eats up some under trunk space in the i4.Lane changes and corners in sport mode feels pretty sweet in the i4. EV6 is bland and wavy when compared to i4 and my model 3.Steering response of EV6 leaves a lot to be desired. It is very synthetic. However, BMW nailed it, inspite of such a heavy car it feels pretty direct in sport mode and comfortable in comfort and eco modes.The acceleration of i4 (0-100kmph in 5.7s) feels much better than EV6, but not as explosive as model 3 (0-100kmph in 5.3s for my Standard range plus). The EV6 I drove is the slowest variant and hence it is not apples to apples comparison. The EV6 AWD variant (0-100kmph in 5.2s ) available in India might be the direct competitor for i4. Still I think i4 has a great trick up it's sleeve compared to EV6 and even my model 3. BMW cleverly uses the rear air suspension to limit the dipping motions on heavy acceleration. So when you launch it, i4 almost doesn't dip at the rear. This is pretty cool to experience, as my tesla always dips a bit at the rear on launches. I can't really say for EV6, as the one I drove is not the fastest variant and I didn't care to launch it.Individual driving mode is customizable in i4 for different drive modes. Say for eg. I can have comfort mode with only stiffer suspension instead of comfort for highway driving and sporty steering combined with eco mode, etc. EV6 is boring in that aspect. You can only use what modes are predefined.Iconic sounds package is very neatly implemented in i4. Eco pro is silent, Comfort mode has slight sound based on driving and Sport mode a much sporty electric grunt. I would call this a nice-to-have gimmick than the useless emission control/fart mode gimmick of Tesla. Enjoy the iconic sounds here:Both EV6 and i4 has 3 (no-low-high) + 1 adaptive regenerative braking modes. EV6's adaptive mode is iffy and BMW's adaptive mode is slightly better than EV6. Best is the B mode of i4 as it can be selected from the Drive selector instead of going into a menu or using paddle shifters (EV6). With B mode you can use one pedal driving. If you want one pedal driving in EV6, the highest regenerative braking mode is the best bet. I would not bother using the adaptive modes on both cars.Fast charging With the current crop of fast chargers in India (max 50kW), there is almost no difference in charging times between EV6 and i4. Only when we get 350kW fast chargers in India, EV6 makes a difference. Otherwise, both i4 and EV6 play on same levelling field, ie. both can charge at 50kW almost from 0 to ~80%, when it comes to fast charging. NigglesThe biggest annoying thing about EV6 is it's driving position. At my height of 6'3 and with my comfortable steering and seat setting, I can't see the speed or the range in the instrument cluster. Here is a pic taken from my eye level:All climate control options on bmw i4 are on the main touchscreen. No dedicated buttons, knobs etc. It is much worse than Tesla's as almost every time you select/type something on the top part of display you hit the temperature adjustment part. Good luck searching a destination without adjusting temperature.In i4, when you select sport/comfort/eco pro modes, the selected mode notification is shown in a full screen format on the main screen and stays there for few seconds. You can't use that screen until it goes off by itself. It is like the moment you fall down (say from a bicycle) and you know it is going to hurt, but you can't do much about itAt start, EV6 always crawls on releasing the brake pedal. There is no way to stop it from crawling. Whereas BMW has the B mode (gear selector to Drive and then to B) which prevents it to crawl and a very useful feature for one pedal driving. Anyone using electric car knows that it is more comfortable not to crawl when releasing brake pedal. Since the B mode is only applicable in D, while reversing you can use the auto hold functionality in i4 to use the single pedal driving. Unlike EV6, i4 remembers the previous auto hold setting on next drive.I set the lane departure warning to OFF in EV6. For the next drive, it came back to ON automatically. Though safe, annoying at best as EV6 can't seem to remember some of the last settings.Kia EV6 has the climate menu hidden in the separate touch interface below the main screen and it alternates with the infotainment menu using a toggle. Luckily some basic climate functionalities remain unchanged while toggling. I would say this is much better than i4's climate control positioning. There is no dedicated button in EV6 to open the rear tailgate. You have to do it in the display. Whereas i4 has it neatly tucked in the bottle holder area in the driverside door.Buttons in i4 are logically positioned than in EV6. For eg. steering heating is on the steering wheel (below horn) itself in the i4, whereas on EV6 it is in the center console. Both i4 and EV6 both have relatively decent navigation systems, but the maps are not as good as the model 3. Searching for destinations and adding waypoints is also a bit cumbersome in both i4 and EV6. Relatively speaking i4 is a tad bit better than EV6, but not far off.Similar to Ioniq 5, EV6 has a lot of beeps and bongs which is pretty distracting. I4 is typical BMW.Win for i4Driving dynamics. It can be both a comfortable cruiser as well as a sporty sedan.Super silent at high speedsPredefined and configurable drive modes which alters acceleration, steering and suspensionFit and finishB mode for single pedal drivingRemembers previous settings on start unlike EV6.Supremely comfortable front seatsWin for EV6Rear seat spaceBigger bootLounge like front seat areaVehicle to loadCharging speed (IF we get very high speed chargers (>200kW) in India)Ground up EV platform constitutes for better space management and visibilityDriving both these cars have made me realise that Tesla's first principle design made a car/EV so easy, spacious and functional without compromising on fun to drive quotient. If I were to pick one among the two, i4 would be my choice. EV6 does nothing better than i4 or my model 3 for an enthusiast's daily driver. If BMW can make such a good electric car out of a non electric platform, I wonder what they could do with a ground up EV platform. Some pointers for women drivers from my wife's point of viewShe found the EV6 much roomy and easier to drive around than i4.She felt i4 a bit claustrophobic coming from a model 3. EV6 is much better in terms of space and roominess.Also the sheer length of i4's nose combined with that wide screen is pretty much a no-go for my wife, when it comes to narrow parkings/driveways.She liked i4 for being very silent on the highway and of course for it's fit and finishUnlike i4, EV6 had a lot of space under center console for her handbag.She also misses the full size frunk in i4 and EV6. In Tesla model 3, the frunk is our space to store soft luggage and doubles up as diaper changing station for our 2yo daughter on long trips.Thanks for reading patiently Read BHPian comments for more insights and information.

Team-BHP 4 Jul 2022 4:50 pm

The Morning After: The next Apple Watch may detect if you have a fever

The next Apple Watch may have a body temperature sensor to warn you when youre coming down with a fever , according to Bloomberg s Mark Gurman. The Series 8 wont provide an exact reading, but it could notify you to see a doctor or use a dedicated thermometer. The feature has been a rumor for a while now but is more likely to appear than a blood sugar monitoring, which uses more elaborate sensors and technology. Gurman says he believes the body temperature feature is a go for the standard Series 8 and the oft-rumored rugged edition Apple is creating for extreme athletes. If youre hoping for next-gen AirPods Pro with heart rate or body temperature monitoring features, while we might get a new pair this year, they wont pack health monitoring tech this time around. Mat Smith The biggest stories you might have missed 'Genshin Impact' Summer Fantasia update arrives on July 13th We're heading for a messy and expensive breakup with natural gas The best 4th of July tech sales we could find Apple needs to take fertility tracking more seriously Hitting the Books: How 3D printing helped make cosplay costumes even more accurate Summer Games Done Quick 2022 raises $3 million for charity The best smartphones you can buy right now British Army Twitter and YouTube accounts were compromised to promote crypto scams The Army is investigating. The British Army is investigating an apparent hack of its official Twitter and YouTube accounts on Sunday. The breach was first reported by Web3 is Going Great , which noted both accounts were simultaneously compromised to promote two different cryptocurrency scams. Although it has since been scrubbed, the Armys verified Twitter account was briefly changed to look like a page for The Possessed, a project involving a collection of 10,000 animated NFTs with a price floor of 0.58 Ethereum (approximately $1,063). During that time, the account tweeted out multiple links to a fake minting website. Continue reading. How to survive the inevitable CD revival For better or worse, the compact disc could make a comeback. The compact disc turns 40 this year, and there are already signs of its mini-revival. For the first time in 17 years, CD sales went up by almost 50 percent. Its still a long way from the formats peak. In 2021, 46.6 million CDs were shipped in the US compared to nearly a billion back in 2000. Some reports claim the uptick in CD sales is mostly due to mega-artists like Adele and BTS releasing new albums (the formers 30 accounted for two percent of total CD sales alone). Theres also an increasing appetite for CDs as memorabilia and many good albums are structured experiences to enjoy from start to finish. Continue reading. Ducati's first electric motorcycle is designed for MotoE racing The V21L has 150 horsepower and a top speed of 171MPH. Ducati Ducati has unveiled not just its first electric motorcycle but a key piece in the 2023 season of MotoE e-motorcycle racing. The V21L prototype has that classic Ducati look but is swathed in carbon fiber and packs a 150HP electric motor with a 18kWh battery. Ducati will be the exclusive supplier of all 18 bikes used for FIM MotoE World Cup racing from 2023 to 2026. Continue reading. German traffic watchdog says 59,000 Tesla cars affected by safety bug Some vehicles couldn't automatically call emergency services after an accident. Germanys Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt traffic regulator is calling on Tesla to recall 59,000-plus vehicles over a software issue. On June 29th, the KBA published a notice on its website telling Model Y and 3 owners of a bug with the eCall safety system on those cars, according to Reuters . The glitch prevents the tool from automatically calling first responders in the event of a serious accident. Continue reading.

Engadget 4 Jul 2022 4:45 pm

My experience bringing home a Tata Nexon EV Max

BHPian Sak8 recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Hello fellow enthusiasts, i have been a long-time reader of Team-BHP forum for years. Finally penning my experience here. Got delivery of my White Nexon EV MAX XZ+ (7.2 kW AC Charger) Last week and have clocked some 600 KMS till now. Here is my experience Let's start from the beginning: I live in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Booked Nexon EV 1.0 in April (given a waiting time of 2 Months) and switched my booking to EV Max XZ+ with a 3.3 kW charger option on 11 May. The dealership gave an estimated delivery time of 22 Weeks. I went ahead and did a booking for Max at another dealership as well later in the month of May. The second dealership didn't exactly give an estimated date but the Sales rep there assured me that the first car from his showroom would be mine I didn't believe it but went with it. The booking amount for the first booking was 50k & for the second 20k. The Booking The booking procedure was not very transparent at either of the dealerships, Max launched on 11 May at 11:30, and I immediately called the sales rep to shift my booking to Max pronto. There was ambiguity regarding delivery, Dealerships were giving an estimated delivery timeline of up to 22 weeks but Tata's Head of marketing, sales & service strategy- Mr. Vivek B Srivatsa who launched the car online was, in a video said if you book early you can get delivery by end of month. Go to 01:10 Video Even after booking, there was no official confirmation from Tata about the booking for either of my booking. The first dealer only shot a SMS from one of the sales rep's numbers and an email from the dealership email id that they have received a booking. I called & asked for a booking ID so that I can mail Tata to know about the delivery status clearly. Booking ID was not provided. After 15-20 Days I shot a mail to Tata about the situation. The first working day after the mail was sent, I got a call from the Sales rep Arey sir aapne to complaint kardi I replied complaint aapki nahi ki hai aapke system kee ki hai. I am asking continuously you for days to tell me my booking id or at least tell my number in your booking queue so that I can plan accordingly but you are not providing it & there is no official confirmation from TATA about my booking, why is it being kept secret? He said humne SMS kia hai aapko confirmation ka. SMS was booking received by us but no booking id was there. I gently tried to explain to him that I don't want an SMS from him or the dealership person's personal number but any kind of communication from TATA that proves my booking is made. A Long conversation ensued with multiple personnel at the showroom but they failed to understand my point. I got a call from Tata's Regional GM multiple times after mail but due to some situations I couldn't take his call and when I called, his phone was busy. He left a WhatsApp telling me to contact him directly regarding my issue, I appreciate his efforts to try to reach me. I had to go out of the city urgently for a professional commitment and decided to let things take their course. On 2nd June I received a call from the dealership that I booked max first with. Sales rep says Sir ek car allot hui hai hume jo color aapko chahiye vahi hai White Nexon EV Max Xz+ par variant 7.2 kW charger wala hai 50k ka difference hai, aap bolo to do din me gaadi mil jaegi aapko We've been allotted a car that you wanted, color & variant is same but it has 7.2 kW charger, if you upgrade to it we can deliver the car in two days. Difference of 50k rs. I asked for 2 hours' time from him as I was just entering an important meeting and I had to ensure proper load connection for 7.2kW charger installation at my residence. By evening I gave him a nod to proceed and I took up on his offer. He asked for full margin money so that invoicing can be done. But I asked for PDI to which he replied the car is in transit and it will take 2 days to reach the city. He again insisted to make full payment of margin money as a commitment from my side. wasn't the booking amount sufficient? Hesitantly, I paid 2 Lakh on top of the booking amount without PDI (that was a mistake which you will understand why shortly). I was told again & again that delivery will only be made 2 days after 100% payment from me & the bank. Forget 2 days, after 9 days of continuous hassle with him for PDI he finally says aap kal aajana PDI ke liye, come tomorrow for PDI. By this time, I already got my sanctioned load increased from MPEB and got a separate commercial meter installed as well. Tata power personnel also did the survey for installation. So the next day I went for PDI. There the car was parked at the yard & I started with inspection thinking now it's a smooth sail towards delivery. To my surprise, a battery terminal from the auxiliary battery was removed & none of the electronics worked, had to unlock the car with the mechanical key. The rep said, Sir aap sirf body inspect karlo electricals aapko delivery ke din hi karaunga, aadhe ghanta pehle aajana bus, inspect the body only, i'll let you inspect electricals on the day of delivery, just come half an hour prior. I swear my patience was running thin , took a deep breath and left everything in the Almighty's hands and thought 'Ab jo Hoga vo hoga'. Inspected the body, negotiated on insurance amount, and transferred the amount to the dealership account also asked the bank to disburse the amount as well Prior, I was told that the car would be delivered 2 days after full payment is made. But to my surprise, I was called for delivery just the next day because of my request to the sales rep. Finally, The Day of Delivery. I was asked to come by 2 PM for delivery procedures. Everything was set, at 12PM I got a call from Sales rep about the increase in the insurance amount by 2-3k because their system was not accepting the Max model for the insurance company decided because the model was new. I was told a 2-3k amount won't make a big difference, but I denied paying anything else. The Sales rep managed it somehow. Everything was going smooth, Muhurt for delivery was set. I went through the final inspection & was given a full demo of modes, infotainment etc in detail. While checking all levers & switch I found out that the rear wiper was not working. The sales rep tried it himself but couldn't get it to work, my dad & a couple of other people at the showroom tried they couldn't either. The sales rep called his senior & when he tried, it started working & is working now as well. I wonder what happened. I was shown overly priced accessories from which I chose 7d foot mats & mud flaps. Standard Nexon foot mats were not a proper fit for Max & the guy who was installing them was trying to just squeeze it creating wrinkles across the base of matt. I dropped the idea of taking those mats and only mud flaps were installed. I was also informed that their system is not registering the extended warranty due to some technical issues so they will refund me the 25k within a week. (haven't received the refund yet) Just as we approached Muhurt, I saw the fuel lid (charging cover flap) and it was not closing properly, gap in the panel was so huge that I could pry it out open along with the lock housing with my fingers. This was a problem. Suddenly, to add to that, I saw a small dent just a little north of the charging cover flap. BOOM, all of my enthusiasm and happiness vanished. Dent was not there on the day of PDI. Showroom manager was called, he saw this, not seeing us in eyes said Ye esa hi aata hai, normal hai, I took him to other Nexons in the showroom and a demo Max, their flap was properly opening, closing & fitting. Only this car was one with the defect. Actually, the dent above somehow misaligned it. The manager opened the flap twisted it with his both hands and confidently closed it as it is repaired but it was not. This was an issue. But the dent was minor one could not see it causally. The vehicle was invoiced, payment was done & I was no longer a pre-sales prospect. I was an after-sales case. I was asked to leave the car then & there post Muhurt and they will deliver it at my residence by evening or I can pick it up whichever I like. After introspection, I thought this was bound to happen, I took it as a chance, made the payment in advance and I lost. Even if I refuse the delivery when I'll get the car God knows. The dent, I could live with but if leave the vehicle with them God knows what would happen after we leave. So, I took the car and they assured me of free cost repair of dent & fuel cap issues whenever I drop by the workshop. I was given a single keyfob with a commitment of a second one by next month and took some photographs as well. I was asked for video feedback but I said will give it when I come back for repairs. I must also mention that the sales rep was thoroughly respectful & courteous throughout the delivery process. But the damage was already done & i was on the receiving end. THE CAR I took it out for a spin in the night and boy I grinned. The car is just amazing. Smooth, silent & powerful. I have clocked some 600 km by now and am continuously impressed with it. I got a range of 320-340 with mixed driving in city & highways with 'conscious driving' & ac on. Joyride should give me around 280-290. Sports mode is super addictive. Eco mode is also decent & city mode is more than sufficient for day-to-day traffic overtakes. In my use case of the car being a daily driver with 90% city driving, I am happy with it. After of a couple of days of delivery, a minor issue did pop up. Whenever I leave the accelerator and regen kicks in (at all 3 levels), I hear a strange crackling sound in the cabin coming from the front left-hand side wheel. This is more evident when the co-passenger is not present in the car. I'll get it checked out this Sunday when I go to the workshop for dent repair (I am having second thoughts about getting that repaired, what if they make it worse? Or if they chip the paint in the process, it is not that visible now, what if they make it more visible?) Opting for the 7.2 kW fast charger was also a good decision, it takes around 2-2.5 hours to charge from 60 to 100%. Z connect app was activated after tiring 7-8 days and doesn't work most of the times courtesy of network error. After 5 days of delivery I got a call from the second dealer I made the booking to (remember the one who said, i'll get the first car from his showroom?) he says Sir ek car allot hui hai hume jo color aapko chahiye vahi hai White Nexon EV Max Xz+ par variant 7.2 kW charger wala hai 50k ka difference hai, aap bolo to do din me gaadi mil jaegi aapko his pitch was exactly the same as the one I bought my car from, I even copy-pasted this from above. I wonder if this is some sort of profit-making scheme of dealerships or White EV Max XZ+ with the 7.2kW charger variant being rolled out in priority. I declined respectfully citing the delivery from other showroom and asked for the booking amount refund, what happened to this refund & refund for the extended warranty is a story for another time Fit & finish inside the cabin could be more premium considering the price point. Tata's signature door thud is a big turnoff, I wish I could do something about it. My 2016 Hyundai elite i20 has a better feel of buttons & door thuds than this. But the refinement of EV is another experience. I have charged the car only twice till now and haven't got the time to check the slow charger that came with the car. Pretty much i am happy with the car & do not regret the decision of buying this piece of technology. Yet. So, that was my experience. BOOKING: Ambiguous booking mechanism (actually no mechanism at all), give them money they will decide if they want to give you vehicle or not. Upper management of TATA seemed to be proactive though. Dealer pushed me to have 100% advance even before PDI. DELIVERY: Chaos ensued the day of delivery, vehicle got a dent & I took the delivery knowing this fact, extended warranty was not provided despite of me paying for it, I am promised a refund. The Car: Car is wonderful. Smooth, silent & powerful. It's a conversation starter wherever it goes. Around 4 people in acquittance are seriously considering the purchase after watching me take the leap. Minor issues are there which are not deal-breakers for me. I am getting a range of 330-340 with conscious driving & might get 270-280 with joyous driving (yet to test that). Read BHPian comments for more insights and information.

Team-BHP 4 Jul 2022 4:31 pm

Stock market update: Stocks that hit 52-week lows on NSE in today's trade

JSW Steel, ONGC, TCS, Tata Steel and Cipla were among the top losers on NSE in today's trade.

The Economic Times 4 Jul 2022 4:25 pm

Kerala Road Fund Board Recruitment 2022 Apply Online for Accountant, Site Supervisor & Other Posts

Kerala Road Fund Board recruits 117 Accountant, Site Supervisor & Other Posts. Candidates with Diploma, Degree (Relevant Disciplines) can apply online from 30-06 to 15-07-2022 The post Kerala Road Fund Board Recruitment 2022 - Apply Online for Accountant, Site Supervisor & Other Posts first appeared on FreeJobAlert.Com . Read More

FreeJobAlert 4 Jul 2022 4:08 pm

US failed to take initiative in Doha nuclear talks: Iran

TEHRAN: According to a statement released by the local Foreign Ministry on Monday, the US has not participated constructively in the latest round of discussions in Doha intended to revive the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal. According to the statement, French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian spoke over the phone about the comments. Though describing the discussions on June 29-30 in Doha as positive, Amir-Abdollahian said that we need wait and watch how the American side would strive to use the chance of diplomacy. He stated, We feel that restating prior opinions should not take the place of a political initiative. Iran has consistently put out its views and ideas in the negotiations, said Amir-Abdollahian, adding that Iran is serious about establishing a good and enduring accord. Indirect negotiations between Iran and the US, which lasted two days and took place in the capital of Qatar, did not resolve any outstanding issues, despite efforts on a global scale to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the official name for the nuclear accord (JCPOA). Iran agreed to limit its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of sanctions when it signed the JCPOA with the world's major nations in July 2015. Iranian negotiator finalises new round of nuclear talks Nuclear talks to begin in Doha on Tuesday, says Iran Doha to host fresh round of Iranian nuclear talks

News Track 4 Jul 2022 3:34 pm

Ode to the Spring review Chinese exploration of pandemic ground zero in Wuhan

Telling five Covid-related stories, this platitudinous urban-interconnection drama offers lectures on virtue and self-sacrifice and feels like state propaganda This interminable anthology film about the pandemic feels like being force-fed lectures on altruism, family responsibility, self-sacrifice and neighbourly forbearance by the Chinese government (which produced it). Set almost entirely in Wuhan Covid ground zero its handsomely photographed, making the emptied-out city look drowned and dystopian. But its five mawkish segments contain hardly any worthwhile drama and the whole comes over as more of a public information film than anything else. First up in its parade of paragons is Shanghai banker Nanfeng (Fang Yin), who has come to Wuhan to propose to ex-girlfriend Xiaoyu (Dongyu Zhou). But she is in isolation in hospital, so he promises to look after her mother who is in intensive care across the city. In the second story, another government gold star goes to two migrant deliverymen who help a child ferry her sick grandma to hospital. Meanwhile, government official Wang (Jingchun Wang) has to brush up on his diplomacy when tower-block dweller Xiaomai (The Wandering Earths Jingmai Zhao) irks the neighbours with her piano-playing. Back on the wards, two exhausted medical staff struggle to hold their family together as they try to save a colleagues life. And, across town, apartment-bound youngster Le Le (Hangcheng Zhang) is bouncing off the walls, possibly due to the all-instant noodle diet his dad is feeding him. Continue reading...

The Guardian 4 Jul 2022 3:30 pm

'Keralaganam' to be sung at all official cultural events: Minister Saji Cherian

Culture The 25-line-long poem was declared as the cultural song of Kerala in 2014 but was never sung at any cultural events. PTI File Photo A Malayalam patriotic poem titled 'Keralaganam' (roughly translated as song of Kerala) penned by freedom fighter and poet Bodheswaran in 1938 will be sung as the opening song of all cultural events to be organised in the state, Kerala Culture Minister Saji Cherian said on Sunday, July 3. The minister made the announcement at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Kerala State Film Development Corporation's (KSFDC) multiplex theatre at Vaikom in Kottayam district. Cherian said that the 25-line poem beginning with Jaya Jaya Komala Kerala Dharani was declared as the cultural song of Kerala in 2014 but was never sung at any cultural events. It has been 13 months since I became the Culture Minister. Despite participating in many cultural events, I have never heard this cultural song sung anywhere, the minister said and expressed happiness for singing the song for the first time at the stone laying ceremony at Vaikom. Congratulating singers V Devanand and Vaikom Vijayalakshmi for beautifully singing the song, Cherian said KSFDC Chairman Shaji N Karun has been directed to take steps to set the music for the song. The minister also said Devanand and Vijayalakshmi will sing the song after composing music for the lyrics. Keralaganam was sung at the first meeting of the Kerala Legislative Assembly after the formation of the state. Then it was sung by All India Radio artistes Saradamani and Radhamani, known as Paravoor sisters. The Kerala government in 2018 had set up a panel, with the then Cultural Department Secretary Rani George as the convenor, for choosing an official song for the state. Apart from the convener, critic M Leelavathi, poet Ezhachery Ramachandran, MM Basheer, MR Raghava Warrier and KP Mohanan were the other members of the committee.

The News Minute 4 Jul 2022 3:26 pm

Sewa, Suraksha, Sushasan our motto: UP CM

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday that his government was working on the principles of sewa, suraksha and sushashan (service, security and good governance). Lucknow, July 4

SarkariTel 4 Jul 2022 3:18 pm

Suzuki Motorcycle launches Katana in India today

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), the two-wheeler subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan today launched the KATANA in India. It be available at all the companys Bike zone dealerships for INR 13,61,000/- (ex-showroom, Delhi) after 04 July 2022.

The Economic Times 4 Jul 2022 3:17 pm

Slump in commodity prices can spark a rally in these 4 consumer stocks

Edelweiss analyst Arun Jain cites two key catalysts that can trigger a rally in FMCG stocks: cooling off of key raw material cost, which will be retained by most companies, and reasonable valuation after correction in multiples despite no significant earnings downgrades.

The Economic Times 4 Jul 2022 3:15 pm

Mike Hesson: Siraj Has A Good Pace Variations & A Really Good Skillset

Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) director of cricket operations Mike Hesson has cited solid fundamentals as the reason for pacer Mohammed Siraj's incisive bowling in the rescheduled fifth Test between India and England here. Siraj was the most destructive of the five bowlers India employed against England in the first innings on Sunday, as the 28-year-old RCB bowler snared four wickets in the 11.3 overs he bowled to help the tourists restrict the Ben Stokes-led side to 284. He took the prized wicket of Joe Root, and then wiped out the England tail, comprising Sam Billings, Stuart Broad and Matthew Potts. For me, Siraj had a good change of pace and a really good skillset for white-ball cricket but he had solid fundamentals behind him. You need your base skills; I think that's where first-class cricket and Test cricket come in. He has bowled a lot of overs, so it showed that he's fit, said Hesson on royalchallengers.com. Siraj was among three players retained by RCB, along with Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell, ahead of the IPL mega auction earlier this year. He (Siraj) had a repeatable action, so I knew what I was going to get day in and day out. And as a coach, that's so important. He didn't need to have his timing right for his action to work on the day and for the ball to come out right. He'd done the work in first-class cricket, he's now doing the work in Test cricket, added Hesson. Siraj has been exceptional in the longest format of the game ever since he came up against the Australians in the Test series Down Under. If there was one format he was going to do well at the start of his international career, it was probably Test cricket. I think the meeting that Simon (Katich), myself and Virat (Kohli) had initially, where we were talking about players, Virat was really confident about Siraj and had confidence in him at the death. And on different grounds at different times, he felt Siraj had the skillset that would still give him success, opined Hesson. Hesson added that with his learning attitude, Siraj had made himself hugely valuable for RCB in the Indian Premier League. He's always the guy who wants to bowl. As a captain, you genuinely want to throw the ball to someone who is saying 'give it to me'. He's that type of character. When we took over, the easiest thing was for Siraj to say 'I want to bowl with the new ball and in the middle overs, I'm not so good at the death'. Because he had some tough experiences but he wanted to get better and by doing that, he's made himself hugely valuable to our setup and to other setups as well. Also Read: Scorecard The beauty of Siraj is that he has always wanted to be in a battle. He has always wanted the ball in tough times, and not everybody does. Whether it's bowling the long overs in Test cricket or the tough overs in T20 cricket, he's always put his hand up. Those are the guys you want to do well, added Hesson.

CNMSports 4 Jul 2022 2:57 pm

Virat Kohli had confidence in Mohammad Siraj at the death: RCB coach Mike Hesson makes BIG revelation

Mohammed Siraj was among three players retained by RCB, along with Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell, ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction earlier this year.

Zee News 4 Jul 2022 2:57 pm

G20 Summit 2023 in Kashmir? Any objection By China, Pakistan needs to be strongly contested

Readers, would recall that in 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modis remarkable persuasive skills coupled with New Delhis deft diplomacy saw insertion an anti-terrorism objective for G-20 countries.

Financial Express 4 Jul 2022 2:47 pm

Gadkari Shares Pic of 187 Km long four-lane Highway

An image of the NH17 section of the Goa-Karnataka highway was shared by the Union Minister of Road, Transport, and Highways Nitin Gadkari. As the project for 4-Laning of Goa-Karnataka Border to Kundapur section of NH-17 in the State of Karnataka is nearing its completion, Gadkari shared a picture of the same in a Twitter post. The highway is stretched at 187 Km and has Arabian Sea Coast on one side and the Western Ghats on the other side, making it one of the most scenic highways currently in India, the highway links the west and south India. Biting Gadkari shared the progress of the project through his social media account, and stated that presently 173 Km (92.42 % of the total work is completed) and the remaining project will be completed by December 2022, whereas the traffic on the project is open. The strategic highway passes through a variety of terrains with almost 50% of the length passing through rolling terrain (45 km) and mountainous terrain (24 km). The highway connects major cities and towns along the way, including Panvel, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Panaji, Margao, Karwar, Udupi, Surathkal, Mangalore, Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, and Kanyakumari. The project will reduce travel time, prevent accidents, optimize vehicle operating costs and help in fuel savings due to the smoother road and reduce congestion for inter & intra state commuters, said Nitin Gadkari. Apart from connecting the western and southern parts of the country, they will also reduce travel time, prevent accidents from happening, optimize vehicle operating costs, help in fuel savings due to smoother roads, and reduce stoppage for inter and intra-statecommuters, according to Gadkari. Additionally, the coastal stretch has also contributed to economic development with various opportunities for commercial and industrial establishments. Which also contributes to the creation of various job opportunities for the local population. Gadkari further added that his department is working actively towards building world-class infrastructure across every corner of the country, which helps the country towards an era of Prosperity Through Connectivity. Bajaj Auto begins Share Buyback Worth Rs.2500 Crore Road accidents will be reduced now! Ministry issues new rules Delhi Enforcement Teams To get Bikes and More Teams

News Track 4 Jul 2022 2:47 pm

Best MagSafe portable battery packs and power banks for iPhone 12 and 13

Portable power banks that charge your phone are popular, but wireless battery packs using Apples MagSafe technology offer a simpler and smarter solution for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 users. Phone batteries are prone to run dry just when youre heading away from a power source, so having a portable charging source is one of todays necessities. Annoyingly, most power banks require you to carry around a cable, too. Wireless power banks do away with cables but come with their own major limitation the inefficiency of wireless charging means you need a high-capacity power bank to fully charge a drained iPhone. MagSafe is a technology thats compatible with all iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models, from the mini to the Pro Max. It allows accessories to connect magnetically to the back of the iPhone. The MagSafe connection is precise enough to make wireless charging more efficient as around 20% of Qi power loss is from poor placement of a phone and the wireless charging pad. So while standard Qi wireless charging can lose as much as 50% of the portable batterys power, MagSafe wireless charging loses just 30%. That still means that its not as efficient as using a cable to charge a phone, but MagSafe is a tech that brings true wireless charging a step closer to doing away with cables altogether. We have tested the major MagSafe chargers to find which is the best for you and your iPhone. Certified MagSafe or MagSafe compatible Not all are officially certified MagSafe by Apple but weve included only those MagSafe-compatible battery packs that work as efficiently as the Made for MagSafe models. Official certification is more important for wired MagSafe chargers as the 15W charging power of MagSafe-certified chargers beats the 7.5W maximum for mere MagSafe-compatible accessories. In comparison, the portable battery packs tested here cant reach 15W, except those that can be charged simultaneously by wire and wireless, as the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack can. We have listed the speeds at which each portable power bank can be charged itself (Input charger) and charge the iPhone (Output charger). Weve also included a few alternative non-magnetic options, including standard power banks and battery cases. MagSafe is cool but it isnt always the best option. After the list of our favorites, youll find more details on how MagSafe works and why you should be looking at a power banks capacity in Watt Hours rather than the mostly quoted Milliamp Hours. Apple MagSafe Battery Pack Smartest MagSafe battery Pros MagSafe Compact Smarter battery features than rivals Cable plus wireless charging Cons Underpowered compared to rivals White only 5W wireless charging MSRP: $99 Best Prices Today: $86.99 at Amazon | $99.00 at Apple | $99.00 at Best Buy Capacity: 11.13Wh (1460mAh/2920mAh) Input charger: Lightning (27W) Output charger: Wireless (5W) & Lightning (15W combined) MagSafe: Certified Tested: Yes Charged drained iPhone to: 60% Weight: 114g Dimensions: 9.6-x-6.4-11cm Colors: White Compatibility: iPhone 12/13 mini, iPhone 12/13, iPhone 12/13 Pro, iPhone 12/13 Pro Max Compatible with all models of iPhone 12 and 13, the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack is an intelligent and convenient lightweight power pack that magnetically clamps to the iPhone. While underpowered compared to the competition, it will charge a fading iPhone up to around 60%, which should be enough to get you through the day to when you have access to a power outlet. Wireless charging isnt the speediest at 5W, but unlike most other MagSafe chargers, the Apple Battery Pack can charge an iPhone at 15W using a wireless and a Lightning cable simultaneously. Its Apple advantage is its smart features that show onscreen battery power icons and safety features that stop charging when too hot or before the phones internal battery could be compromised meaning its good practice to stop charging a phone battery at 90% for long-term battery health. Available in white only, the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack is smarter but more expensive compared to third-party alternatives. Read our full Apple MagSafe Battery Pack review Anker MagGo 622 Magnetic Battery Best MagSafe battery pack with stand Pros Battery capacity Built-in stand Colors 7.5W charging Cons No simultaneous cable charging Incompatible with iPhone mini MSRP: $59.99 Best Prices Today: $59.99 at Anker | $69.99 at Amazon Capacity: 19.13Wh (5000mAh) Input charger: USB-C (12W) Output charger: Wireless (7.5W) MagSafe: Compatible Tested: Yes Charged drained iPhone to: 80% Weight: 146g Dimensions: 10.5-x-6.6-x-1.3cm Colors: White, Gray, Purple, Green, Blue Compatibility: All iPhone 12 & 13, except mini The Anker MagGo 622 Magnetic Battery is cheaper than the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack, has a larger battery capacity and is available in multiple muted colours: white, purple, green, blue and gray. It works with MagSafe iPhone from the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max., but sits a little over the smaller iPhone mini when magnetically attached. We love that the Anker 622 comes with its own built-in fold-out stand, which with MagSafes pulling power will hold your iPhone securely in either portrait/vertical or landscape/horizontal mode. The stand folds away so that it can be popped in a pocket to be magnetically clamped to the phone when you need it most and operates just like the Apple battery pack. In our battery tests, the 622 managed to charge a drained iPhone to 80% of full power, which is a significant jump on Apples MagSafe Battery Case that powered the iPhone to just 60%. The Anker battery is rated at 19.13Wh (5,000mAh) but, like all the other wireless chargers loses a decent chunk of that power to environmental factors. As its battery is larger than Apples, it actually loses a little more but has plenty in reserve to make up for this. The Anker battery charges wirelessly at 7.5W faster than Apples 5W charge, although the Apple battery can use the wireless Qi and cabled USB-C power simultaneously to speed charging at up to 15W. It ships with a 60cm USB-C cable. Read our full Anker MagGo 622 Magnetic Battery review Anker MagGo 633 Magnetic Wireless Charger Best multi-function MagSafe charger Pros Battery capacity Portable power bank and dual-device charging stand Colors 7.5W charging Cons No simultaneous cable charging MSRP: $119.99 Best Prices Today: $119.99 at Amazon | $119.99 at Anker Capacity: 19.13Wh (5000mAh) Input charger: USB-C (25W) Output charger: Wireless (7.5W) MagSafe: Compatible Tested: Yes Charged drained iPhone to: 84% Weight: 132g Dimensions: 10.6-x-6.6-x-1.2cm Colors: White, Blue, Gray Compatibility: All iPhone 12 & 13, except mini The Anker MacGo 633 Wireless Charger is more than just a MagSafe charger. Its also an adjustable stand that charges the iPhone when in place, and also keeps the 633 battery charged for when you need to slip it out of its holster for portable use. And the base of the stand is also Qi-enabled so can wirelessly charge an AirPods case or similarly sized Qi-ready device. As a portable battery charger that magnetically attaches to the iPhone it is similar to its non-charge-stand sibling, the Anker MagGo 622. And it has the same 19.13Wh (5000mAh) battery that offers a greater charge potential than Apples own MagSafe Battery Pack. In our tests, it charged an empty iPhone 13 Pro up to 84%, beating the 622s 80% and Apples 60%. It charges the iPhone at a decent 7.5W the same as the 622 and 1.5x better than the Apple and comes with a 25W wall charger and 1.5m USB-C cable. The Anker MagGo 633 is great value as it offers so many functions: desktop charger, portable power bank, AirPods charger, and adjustable viewing stand, and is doesnt compromise on any of those roles. Read our full Anker MagGo 633 Magnetic Wireless Charger review iWalk Magnetic Wireless Power Bank Best MagSafe battery with LED display Pros Battery capacity LED battery display built-in stand 7.5W charging Cons Magnetic grip not quite as strong Bulky MSRP: $34.99 Best Prices Today: $34.99 at Amazon Capacity : 22.2Wh (6000mAh) Input charger : USB-C (18W) Output charger : Wireless (7.5W), USB-C (18W) MagSafe : Compatible Tested : Yes Charged drained iPhone to : 105% Weight : 158g Dimensions : 10.3-x-6.5-x-1.8cm Colors : Black, White, Pink Compatibility : All iPhone 12 & 13 The iWalk Magnetic Wireless Power Bank has a couple of features not found on other magnetic battery packs. The most obvious is the finger ring, which is meant to mean safer holding but we prefer to grip our phone using a whole hand. But it does double-up as a kickstand for the iPhone so you can place it in a horizontal/landscape viewing position horizontal feels more stable. Even more useful is the LED battery-charge indicator that shows you exactly how much charge is in the power bank. This is way more helpful than the usual array of four tiny LEDs that most battery packs come with and especially more informative than Apples single Orange (not full) or Green (full) LED that lights up only when cable- connected to a power source. The iWalk power bank also boasts a sizeable battery, with 2.2Wh (6000mAh) capacity. It recharged our test iPhone 13 Pro to 100% and then another 5% above that, so, in reality, a full charge with a little over for expected battery drain if left sitting in your bag for a few days. And it will charge a non-Pro 12 or 13 even further. As such, its heavier and fatter (including the pull-out ring) than most other magnetic power banks tested here. It can charge while magnetically clamped to the iPhone and also (but not simultaneously) by USB cable at an impressive 18W, although youll need a USB-C-to-Lightning cable for wired charging. it comes with a USB-C-to-USB-C cable for charging the pack itself, and also a Magsticker to attach to non-MagSafe phones for the same battery-pack functionality. SWIO Magnetic Wireless Portable Charger Highest capacity attachable MagSafe battery pack Pros Massive capacity Kickstand 7.5W charging Cons Chunky MSRP: $49.99 Best Prices Today: $35.99 at Amazon Capacity: 38.5Wh (10000mAh) Input charger: USB-C (22W) Output charger: Wireless (15W) & USB-C (22W combined) MagSafe: Compatible Tested: Yes Charged drained iPhone to: 136% Weight: 210g Dimensions: 10.4-x-6.6-x-2.1cm Colors: Black, Blue Compatibility: iPhone 12/13 mini, iPhone 12/13, iPhone 12/13 Pro, iPhone 12/13 Pro Max The SWIO/CAVN Magnetic Wireless Portable Charger boasts a giant battery, with 38.5Wh (10000mAh) capacity. This colossal capacity means it is a bit of a colossus itself, significantly fatter than other portable chargers tested here. Its chunky thickness will fit in a pocket while clamped to a phone but only just. Its more a charger on the table type of power bank. Indeed, with its handy built-in stand, you can settle down to watch a movie while your phone is reenergized. It recharged our test iPhone 13 Pro to 100% and then another 36% above that, so it can charger a couple of flagging phones, or iPhone and AirPods (via cable), or just keep juice spare for a decent top up later. It will charge a non-Pro 12 or 13 even further. Its even capable of giving a respectable charge to an iPad Pro. Belkin Magnetic Portable Wireless Charger 10K Pros Giant battery capacity 7.5W charging Cons Heavy and bulky Less Compact MSRP: $59.99 Best Prices Today: $59.99 at Amazon | $59.99 at Belkin Capacity: 38Wh (10000mAh) Input charger: USB-C (18W) Output charger: Wireless (7.5W) MagSafe: Compatible Tested: No Weight: 300g Colors: White and Black Dimensions: 14.3-x-7.1-x-2.1cm Compatibility: All iPhone 12 & 13 Larger and weightier (2x the nearest rival) than alternatives, the Belkin Magnetic Portable Wireless Charger 10K is more of a wireless charging pad that can also be carried around as a power bank. This isnt a bad thing as many users will have a less frequent need of it as a power bank and will charge their phone at their bedside or on their desk while working. But when you do need it, the Belkin 10K really delivers with a massive 38Wh (10,000mAh) battery capacity. Its 7.5W charging speed is also impressive. Its available in old-school black and white models. (We havent tested this product yet and will update here with its battery score as soon as we have.) Chargeasap Flash Pro Plus Highest capacity MagSafe battery power bank Pros Massive battery capacity 15W charging Wired ports Cons Very bulky Portable but not attachable Expensive MSRP: $319 Best Prices Today: $319 at Chargeasap Capacity: 92.5Wh (25000mAh) Input charger: USB-C (100W) Output charger: Wireless (15W) MagSafe: Compatible Tested: Yes Charged drained iPhone to: In testing Weight: 584g Dimensions: 15.9-x-8.7-x-2.9cm Colors: Silver Compatibility: All iPhone 12 & 13 Too bulky to attach to your iPhone and stay on while the phone is carried about, the Chargeasap Flash Pro Plus is not a proper battery pack like the others we have tested but is still portable and MagSafe compatible. What it does offer is a massive battery capacity of 92.5Wh (25,000mAh), which should be enough to get you through a weekend festival. It also can be recharged to go again, incredibly quickly. This power bank has graphene-composite technology inside, and so can be charged at much lower temperatures than lithium-polymer, which means it can also charge significantly faster. Instead of taking three or four hours to recharge, with its 100W USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 inputs, in our tests this got from zero to 100% in 50 minutes, or to 80% in 45 mins. Boasting five lithium-polymer graphene-composite battery cells that have been designed in partnership with Tesla and Panasonic, the Chargeasap Flash Pro Plus is priced accordingly, which isnt surprising for gadgets based on the latest technologies. Graphene-composite batteries have a lifespan four times longer than lithium-polymer, rated for 2,000 cycles, which means they could keep going at full-pelt for five years or more. It can charge a MagSafe iPhone at 15W and an Apple Watch at 5W, and has a large array of OLED percentage displays. With an array of outputs, it can charge up to six devices at the same time. Read our full Chargeasap Flash Pro Plus review RapidX Boosta Magnetic Wireless Charger Best for color options Pros Good choice of colors 7.5W charging Cons No simultaneous cable charging MSRP: $49.99 Best Prices Today: $49.99 at Amazon | $49.99 at Best Buy | $49.99 at RapidX Capacity: 18.5Wh (5000mAh) Input charger: USB-C (10W) Output charger: Wireless (7.5W), Wired (10W) MagSafe: Compatible Tested: Yes Charged drained iPhone to: 85% Weight: 140g Dimensions: 9.4-x-6.4-x-1.4cm Colors: Red, Blue, Pink, Yellow, Green, White, Black Compatibility: All iPhone 12 & 13, except mini The RapidX Boosta Magnetic Wireless Charger scores around the same recharge power as other 5000mAh magnetic battery packs, and is similar in most other respects, too. Wireless charging speed is 7.5W, or you can connect with a USB-C to Lightning cable (not included) for 10W wired charging. The Boosta comes with a white USB-C cable for charging the power pack itself. While you cant charge a phone simultaneously with a wired and the wireless connections, it does charge the phone and power bank together while plugged to power. Where it wins by a mile is its color options, being available in seven shades. None exactly matches the iPhone but its a better than just black or white. Excitus 100W Magnetic Wireless Power Bank Best budget high-capacity power bank Pros Massive battery capacity 10W charging Wired ports Affordable Cons Very bulky Portable but not attachable MSRP: $99.99 Best Prices Today: $99.99 at Amazon | $99.99 at Excitrus Capacity: 76.96Wh (20800mAh) Input charger: USB-C (65W) Output charger: Wireless (10W) MagSafe: Compatible Tested: Yes Charged drained iPhone to: In testing Weight: 480g Dimensions: 19.5-x-8.5-x-2.6cm Colors: Green Compatibility: All iPhone 12 & 13 You could hold this power bank and the iPhone would stay attached, but its too bulky to be as pocketable as the other magnetic power banks tested here. It is certainly portable in a bag and could be perfect for camping trips or long journeys. Packing enough power to charge a laptop, you could connect four devices at the same time, including an iPhone 12/13 on top. As well as the precise-positioning 10W magnetic charging pad, theres an 18W Quick Charge 3.0 port, 45W USB-C PD port that can be used as a 44W PPS high-speed charging output for compatible Samsung phones, and another USB-C port with 100W PD output. You will need a fast USB-C charger to power up the power bank itself, with a maximum 65W charging input. Theres a digital battery-level indicator so you can tell when it needs topping up. Read our full Excitrus 100W Magnetic Wireless Portable Charger review HyperJuice Magnetic Wireless Battery Pack Pros Fast to charge battery pack 7.5W charging Cons Low iPhone recharge score No simultaneous cable charging MSRP: $49.99 Best Prices Today: $49.99 at Hyper Capacity: 18Wh (5000mAh) Input charger: USB-C (12W) Output charger: Wireless (7.5W), Wired (12W) MagSafe: Compatible Tested: Yes Charged drained iPhone to: 74% Weight: 136g Dimensions: 9.7-x-6.3-x-1.6cm Colors: Black Compatibility: All iPhone 12 & 13 The HyperJuice Magnetic Wireless Battery Pack comes from one of our favorite Apple accessory makers, Hyper. It looks smart and charges up quickly, with a 12W input. However, it underperformed in our charging tests, scoring just 74%. Wireless and USB-C connectivity allows you to quick-charge two devices at the same time, but not the same device at a faster speed. Its decent value in the US but Hypers high shipping charges make it an expensive product internationally. Newdery Battery Case Best battery case for iPhone 13 Pros Protective case Near 100% battery charge Cons Not MagSafe Bulky MSRP: $35.99 Best Prices Today: $31.99 at Amazon Capacity: 17.78Wh (4800mAh) Input charger: Lightning and Qi (7.5W) Output charger: Lightning for iPhone (5W) MagSafe: No Tested: Yes Colors: Black Compatibility: iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro A battery case offers both robust protection and the opportunity to recharge a fading iPhone battery on the go. We loved the old Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone but there isnt a version for iPhone 12 or 13, with Apple going down the MagSafe-only route. The Newdery Battery Case offers full protection and nearly a full battery recharge, and this dual function makes it a cheaper alternative to a MagSafe case and MagSafe battery pack. However, some may find the bulky design too chunky, although the case itself weighs just 134g. The Newdery Battery Case scored 96% in our test, showing that it will supply very close to a 100% recharge better than any MagSafe power bank that we have tested so far. It charges like an iPhone via a Lightning cable (not included), but it is also wireless compatible so can be charged itself on most Qi charging pads. If you desire protection as well as longer battery life, the Newdery Battery Case offers both in an affordable package. There are also versions for the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro on Amazon.com and Amazon UK , and the 12 Pro Max ( US and UK ), but nothing yet for the 13 Pro Max. There is one model that works for both the iPhone 12 mini and 13 mini . And there is also a basic version without wireless charging. Read our full Newdery Battery Case for iPhone 13 review How we tested MagSafe charger testing was conducted using an iPhone 13 Pro, subscribed to a 5G network and WiFi, with screen off and all default settings. Our test is a simple battery recharge shootout. We let our test-unit iPhone 13 Pro (3,095mAh battery capacity) drain to just 5% and then set the Battery Pack to work recharging the phone. We then assigned the charger a score of whatever percentage it managed to charge the iPhone to and subtract the 5%; we test each model at least twice. Its not a real-world test of day-to-day use where youll likely be using your phone for various tasks (of varying battery usage) and in different environmental conditions and network configurations. But it does give us a common score format that we can use to compare different battery-pack models. Why comparing Watt Hours are better than Milliamp Hours Phone batteries are generally rated in Milliamp Hours (mAh) but this is a measure of electrical charge, while a Watt Hour is equal to one watt of energy consumed for one hour of time. When comparing battery capacities and how much a power pack will boost a phones internal battery, energy is more important than electrical charge. And mAh ignores a battery voltage, which determines the wattage (power) of a battery. If the mAh is the same, the higher the voltage, the greater the actual stored power. For example, Apples MagSafe Battery Pack is rated at just 1,460mAh but it has a higher voltage potential (7.62V) than the iPhone (3.81V) or other battery packs, meaning that it can provide more power to an iPhone than its mAh suggests; in fact, it is actually 2,920mAh. To go into further depth about this read our feature iPhone battery capacities compared that also lists all iPhones battery life in mAh and Wh. Computer Accessories, iPhone

Macworld 4 Jul 2022 2:35 pm

BJP using criminal elements to further its agenda: Mehbooba Mufti

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday alleged that the BJP was using criminal elements to perpetuate its agenda of communal division and hatred. First the Udaipur murderer & now an LeT militant caught in Rajouri both have active links to the BJP. The ruling party is using criminal lumpen elements be it cow vigilantes or terrorists to perpetuate their agenda of communal division & hatred, Mehbooba charged in a tweet. The former chief minister said had these accused persons been associated with an opposition leader, multiple FIRs would have been filed. Imagine if any of these culprits were associated with any opposition leader. By now multiple FIRs would be lodged & godi media would lap it up by devoting endless prime time space to discredit the opposition, she added. The PDP chief was reacting to media reports which claimed that one of the killers of the Udaipur tailor was a member of the BJP while a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist arrested from Jammu region was IT cell ...

Business Standard 4 Jul 2022 2:29 pm

Delhivery cofounder Mohit Tandon joins agritech startup Superplum as strategic advisor

As the cofounder of Delhivery, Mohit Tandon led multiple teams, including business development, client servicing and service excellence, and successfully piloted several business verticals like business-to-business (B2B), hyperlocal and cross-border.

The Economic Times 4 Jul 2022 2:22 pm

If indiscipline, malpractice increase, I will become a dictator and take strict action, says CM Stalin

If indiscipline, malpractice increase, I will become a dictator and take strict action, says CM Stalin

India Today 4 Jul 2022 1:38 pm

News18 Exclusive | In Islamabad Visit, Beijings Top Troubleshooter Lobbies for Chinese Military Presence in Pak

A Chinese delegation led by top diplomat Yang Jiechi reportedly briefed Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa about the slow pace of CPEC projects and tabled Beijings concerns on the security situation in Balochistan

News18 4 Jul 2022 1:32 pm

Marketrix.io by CreativeHub enables exporters to increase sales and boost forex earnings for Sri Lanka

CreativeHubs B2B sales platform Marketrix.io is paving the way for Sri Lankan export manufacturers to drive conversions by as much as 300% even in the midst of todays challenging economic landscape. With Sri Lanka facing an unprecedented economic crisis, the need to boost the countrys export earnings is greater than ever. Although the grave economic situation poses new challenges to local companies trying to make an impact in the regional and global markets, Marketrix.io allows them to easily expand their businesses beyond their region thereby maximising exports and enabling them to reach multiple prospects simultaneously. As a Sales Conversion Platform, Marketrix.io has an impressive track record of boosting prospect-conversion and accelerating sales by facilitating remote customer interaction. Marketrix provides a secure platform for sales teams to effectively communicate a brands story in a powerful, visually engaging way while bringing spaces and products to life with the use of web 3.0 technologies, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and 3D product viewing with a multitude of other unique features. The immersive platform acts as an innovative means of extending R&D and communicating with prospects in a more engaging manner, while also digitizing core business processes like sales and marketing. The platform is in operation with leading businesses in Sri Lanka such as Haycarb, Dipped Products (subsidiaries of the Hayleys Group), Star Garments, EFL 3PL, and Lalan Rubbers . In an interview, Mr. Navam Hapangama, Director Business Development at Lalan Rubbers (Pvt) Ltd., also added that the Marketrix virtual experience has allowed the team at Lalan Rubbers to make more informed business decisions and improve value towards their customers. Irosha de Silva CEO of Marketrix.io and CreativeHub stated, Given the prevailing economic crisis in Sri Lanka the onus is on the export-oriented businesses to raise their game and find means of bringing in more foreign exchange by reaching more prospects regionally and globally, impressing them with the products and services on offer and driving conversions and ultimately more sales. We created Marketrix.io as a B2B virtual sales platform to facilitate and empower Sales or Business Development teams to provide prospects with a more personalized experience of the company, thereby optimizing their conversion strategy. Our ultimate goal is to make Marketrix.io a globally accessible sales enablement tool for all industry verticals and sizes, ranging from startups to multinational companies. With offices in USA, Canada, Australia and Sri Lanka, CreativeHub is a Marketing Technology Provider that helps businesses around the world to discover their potential and unlock scalability through innovative marketing and technology solutions. The company specializes in Product Engineering, Custom Software Development, Digital Strategy, E-commerce solutions, mobile app development, CRM solutions, AR, and VR.

ADAderana 4 Jul 2022 1:30 pm

CIPM Sri Lanka Successfully Holds 2021 Graduation Ceremony

CIPM Sri Lanka the Nations leader in human resource management- recently held its 2021 Graduation Ceremony at the BMICH, Colombo, where 818 successful students received their graduation certificates. Jayantha Amarasinghe President, CIPM Sri Lanka, Ken Vijayakumar Vice President, Priyankara Seneviratne Secretary, Chris Obeysekera CEO, Committee Members, members, academic staff, and officials of CIPM Sri Lanka together with parents and well-wishers participated at the graduation ceremony. Hon. Daniel Bood, Counsellor Political and Tradeat the High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka and Acting High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. I am delighted to congratulate our students who are graduating today. They have worked hard to achieve this significant milestone in their lives. Three hundred and two (302) of our students are receiving the Chartered Qualification in HRM (CQHRM) today, which is a world-recognized qualification that will help them to pursue the next level of opportunities in a geographic location of their choice, said Jayantha Amarasinghe President, CIPM Sri Lanka welcoming the students and their parents to the graduation ceremony. In addition to the CQHRM graduands, four hundred and thirty-eight (438) students graduated with the Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management (PQHRM), 42 students graduated with the Diploma in Training & Human Resource Development (DTHRD), and 36 graduated with the Master of Science (M. Sc) in Human Resource Management from the University of Salford, Manchester, England. CIPM was founded in 1959 incorporated by Parliamentary Act No. 24 of 1976, and amended by Act No. 31 of 2018. CIPM is affiliated with the Asia Pacific Human Resource Management Foundation and the World Federation of People Management Associations. CIPM, a professional institute, is also a constituent member of the Organization of Professional Associations (OPA) in Sri Lanka. CIPM comprises over 1600 Professional Members serving in public and private sector organizations. It was elevated to Chartered Status by the Parliament of Sri Lanka on the 28th of September 2018 by amending the original Act of establishment. Photo caption: A student receiving her certificate at the Graduation Ceremony

ADAderana 4 Jul 2022 1:16 pm

IND vs ENG: In England, it is common to beat batter multiple times, you just need to be patient - Siraj

India pacer Mohammed Siraj said that it is imperative for bowlers to stay calm when batters come up fighting hammers and tongs.

India TV 4 Jul 2022 1:09 pm

'BJP using criminal elements to further its agenda': Mehbooba

The former chief minister said had these accused persons been associated with an opposition leader, multiple FIRs would have been filed.

The Economic Times 4 Jul 2022 12:55 pm

Bajaj Holdings rises 0.57% as Sensex climbs

The stock traded at a P/E multiple of 12.62, while the price-to-book value ratio stood at 1.3.

The Economic Times 4 Jul 2022 12:33 pm

Motorola G42 with Snapdragon 680, 50MP triple rear cameras launched in India: Check price, full specs

Motorola G42 price in India is set at Rs 13,999.

Financial Express 4 Jul 2022 12:13 pm

Moto G42 With Triple Rear Cameras, 20:9 AMOLED Display Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Moto G42 was launched in India on Monday as Motorola's latest budget entrant. The new Motorola phone comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC and packs a 5,000mAh battery.

NDTV 4 Jul 2022 12:02 pm

Learning for Sri Lanka on SOE Reforms Singapores Temasek Holdings

Introduction A super-holding company for managing State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) has been identified as a globally successful model for SOE management. This model allows the government to adopt a more arms-length approach to SOEs operational decision-making, relieving it of the direct responsibility of overseeing all the SOEs dispersed across various industries, and redirect its budget and energy elsewhere. The merits of this model have enabled countries such as Malaysia and Singapore, which have similar holding company structures, to ensure impressive performances of their SOEs. This article is the first of a three-part series where part one and two provide an in depth analysis of the case of Singapores and Malaysias SOE holding company models (Singapores Temasek Holdings and Malaysias Khazanah Nasional), and their role in enabling economic growth and development for the respective countries. Part three will provide learnings for Sri Lanka, which can be adopted for the countrys SOE reform process. Part One: Singapores Temasek Holdings Overview Temasek was incorporated in 1974 under the Singapore Companies Act to hold and manage assets previously held by the Singapore Government. The objective of transferring assets to a commercial company was to free the Ministry of Finance of the responsibility so that it could focus on its core role of policymaking and regulations, while Temasek would own and manage these SOEs (also known as Government-linked Companies GLCs) on a commercial basis. Similar to any commercial company, Temasek has its own Board of Directors and a professional management team. It pays taxes to the government and distributes dividends to its shareholders. Temasek was established to contribute to Singapores economic growth by nurturing entities into world-class companies through effective stewardship and strategically driven commercial investments. Today, it operates in 9 countries and its portfolio value amounted to SGD 381 billion as at the end of March 2021. This is equivalent to around USD 283 billion, which is about 6 times Sri Lankas external debt accumulated over the years and about 4 times the amount of Sri Lankas Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Temasek invested mainly in Singaporean companies in its early days, but it has turned into a major global investor in recent years. Geographically, the majority of these investments are in China (27%) followed by Singapore (24%), America (20%) and rest of the world (12%). Temasek operates a diversified portfolio spread across many segments such as Financial Services, Telecom, Media, Technology and Transportation and Industry. Please refer figure 01 for a breakdown of sectors. Figure 01: Breakdown of Temaseks Portfolio in 2021 Source: Temasek Holdings Why was Temasek Successful? SOEs are generally regarded as inefficient firms because of political interference, and corruption. Despite this, various studies [1] have shown that Singaporean SOEs exhibit higher valuations than non-SOEs, even after controlling for firm specific factors and also have better corporate governance practices. The reasons for this lies in the political, social and economic context that Singapore faced during the period of self-governance to the early years of independence from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. The difficult economic conditions coupled with a challenging political environment in Singapore during this period played a significant role in nurturing good political governance in Singapore, which was in turn transposed to Singapores SOEs with good corporate governance practices. The Temasek corporate governance framework covers the following broad areas: Board Governance Temasek aims to help SOEs build effective boards by setting out guidelines on the appropriate composition of board, tenure of the directors, their size, and formation of specialized board committees. Business Charters Temasek encourages SOEs to stay focused on their core competencies and it will not disapprove of SOEs diversifying if it is done in the best interest of its shareholders. Talent and Remuneration Temasek encourages SOEs to recruit the best global talent and to reward them competitively. Value Creation Temasek works closely with their SOEs to adopt appropriate performance benchmarks to maximize returns on shareholder investments. It expects its companies to be profitable and generate a high rate of return on investment like any shareholder. Therefore, Temaseks stewardship has enabled SOEs to create value for their shareholders. This has led to the SOEs on average demonstrating higher valuations than non-SOEs, even after controlling for firm specific factors such as profitability, leverage, firm size, industry effect, and foreign ownership. How has it Contributed to Development Goals? Temasek is a government holding company that acts as a shareholder on behalf of the Singaporean government (Ministry of Finance). It pursues its developmental mandate by buying direct stakes in global companies, mostly in Singapore and Asian, and then reinvesting its proceeds from asset sales and dividend income into foreign assets, acting similar to a private equity fund. The arms-length approach from the government has made it possible for Temasek to manage its financing and exercise independence. Temasek hasnt received any regular financing from the government in its close to 50-year history, but receives ad-hoc occasional injections from time to time, which are publicly disclosed. The compounded annualised total shareholder return since inception in 1974 is at 14% in Singapore dollar terms. The Temasek foundation oversees 23 non-profit philanthropic projects, and has positively impacted 1.5 million lives across Asia and Singapore through their community work. Contribution to Reserves In terms of the contributions to the Singaporean economy, the Singapore government can include around 50% of Temaseks expected long term returns along with the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) investment returns. These three institutions contribute to government reserves through the Net Investment Returns Contribution (NIRC). NIRC is comprised of up to 50% of the Net Investment Returns (NIR) on the net assets invested by GIC, MAS and Temasek, and the Net Investment Income (NII) derived from past reserves from the remaining assets. The NIRC is estimated to be a SGD 21.56 billion for the financial year of 2022, and helps the government to make further investments for the long term such as in Education, Research and Development (R&D), and Healthcare. Since 2016, the NIRC has been the single largest contributor to government coffers, overtaking corporate and personal income tax, and goods and services tax (GST), which are the next three largest sources of tax revenue in Singapore. In 2021, NIRC contribution to government revenue stood at 20% while corporate income tax stood at 19%, personal income taxes at 13%, and the goods and services tax at 12%.This helped to fund COVID-19 support measures such as the job support scheme, the care and support package, alongside other long term initiatives such as enhancing Singapores education, healthcare, transport and social support systems, listed in the national budget. There are very few countries in the world, which have national savings they can tap in order to fund their budgets, and it is especially rare for a country like Singapore, which has no natural resources. This endowment, saved over time through hard work and discipline, has enabled the government to ensure fiscal strength. This fiscal strength has allowed the Singaporean government to support strategic entities such as Singapore Airlines and Changi Airport through cash injections during the pandemic. The full brief can be accessed at: Holding Company for SOEs: Learnings for Sri Lanka

ADAderana 4 Jul 2022 11:32 am

Stock market update: Stocks that hit 52-week lows on NSE

JSW Steel, ONGC, Hindalco, Tata Steel and Cipla were among the top losers on NSE.

The Economic Times 4 Jul 2022 11:15 am

Indian Women's Team Skipper Harmanpreet To Return To Melbourne Renegades for WBBL

India women's cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur will return for a second season of the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) with the Melbourne Renegades later this year after the reigning 'Player of the Tournament' signed up with the club on Monday. One of the most accomplished batters in the world, the 33-year-old has represented India on almost 250 occasions across all three formats of the game. Harmanpreet was the Renegades' leading run-scorer and wicket-taker in WBBL-07 as they returned to finals action. The right-hander scored 406 runs at an average of 58 -- including 18 sixes, the most in the competition -- and claimed 15 wickets with her off-spin. I'm excited to be coming back to the Renegades, Harmanpreet was quoted as saying by melbournerenegades.com.au. I really enjoyed being part of the team environment last season and feel like that helped me produce some of my best cricket. Personally, I just wanted to play my role for the team and it was pleasing to be able to do that. We supported each other as a team last year and were able to get some good results, but we still have plenty of room to improve. Hopefully we can do that, make the finals again and put ourselves in a position to compete for the title. Harmanpreet had polled 31 votes to win the WBBL-07 'Player of the Tournament' award and was also named in the 'Team of the Tournament'. Batting primarily at No. 4, the right-hander was a match-winner for the Renegades on multiple occasions throughout last season, including a superb unbeaten innings of 73 from just 46 balls to track down 161 against the Adelaide Strikers in Perth. We couldn't be more excited to have Harmanpreet returning to our club this summer, Melbourne Renegades GM, James Rosengarten, said. Also Read: Scorecard Harmanpreet is one of the best players in the world, her record speaks for itself. She was outstanding for us last season and was a match-winner on multiple occasions, having a prolific impact across the tournament with both bat and ball. As an experienced player, Harmanpreet's leadership and calm approach under pressure was a huge asset for our team. She was a great fit both on and off the field and really bought into our team environment, he added.

CNMSports 4 Jul 2022 11:11 am

Moeen Ali Likely To Move From County Side Worcestershire To Warwickshire: Report

England all-rounder Moeen Ali is likely to move from county side Worcestershire to Warwickshire, with reports suggesting that the 35-year-old cricketer is on the verge of signing a three-year deal with the club where he started his career. Reports had earlier suggested that the cricketer, who took retirement from Test cricket late last year to prolong his white-ball career, had received a lucrative offer from Yorkshire, but the Guardian said on Monday that Moeen, who is nearing the end of his 15-year association with Worcestershire, could sign a three-year contract with Warwickshire. Following his white-ball cricket exploits with IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings over the last couple of years -- he was instrumental in the Chennai franchise lifting the IPL trophy in 2021 -- there has been a strong interest in Moeen, with Yorkshire, especially, showing keen interest in the veteran all-rounder. Speaking to BBC Test Match Special about his future last month, Moeen had said, This is my last year at Worcester. I'm talking to them; I'm talking to other counties. I do love playing for Worcester, I've been there 15 years now. I moved from Warwickshire and they obviously helped me develop my game, play for England, but when the time comes I'll make a decision. With Yorkshire keen to strengthen their top order, especially after the turmoil which followed Azeem Rafiq's racism revelations and the fact that the county had to disband its entire coaching and management setup, Mooen was seen as a good option to restore its tarnished image. However, the report on Monday said that the presence of Morrn's cousin, Kabir Ali in the coaching staff and close friend Adil Rashid in the playing ranks at Yorkshire is unlikely to be the magnet to attract him to the side. The report added that Warwickshire is Moeen's preferred destination, despite a lower offer financially. Also Read: Scorecard Moeen started out at Warwickshire but left for Worcestershire in 2007 due to a lack of opportunities, a move which paid handsome dividends as his domestic form saw him get the England debut in 2014.

CNMSports 4 Jul 2022 11:05 am

Upgraded from a Polo to a Nexon EV Max: Impressions & observations

BHPian prateekchanana recently shared this with other enthusiasts. When I was looking for my daily driver hatchback in 2014 and shortlisted the Polo, I did not consider even visiting Tata that time. But how the things have changed now, one test drive of the Nexon EV with no plans of buying one, made me book it the same day. Summary: Likes143 PS & 250 Nm torque available instantly; proper SPORTS mode.Almost Free like maintenance and running costs.Fun and involving to drive (50-50 weight distribution / low centre of gravity).Decently feature loaded even in XZ+ trim (Auto wipers / Auto headlamps / Wireless charger etc).Useful Z-Connect app (Pre-cool / charging details / driving behaviour).Multi-level Regen / Auto-Hold / Smart looking jeweled Gear Selector.Very good sounding music system setup.Solid built quality (Felt while opening / closing all doors / boot / bonnet).Dislikes:Limited color options to choose from.Rear is still polarizing and not as smartly done as front end.Missing Full LED tail lights / head lights / Bigger MID / fully digital instrument cluster / Faster Infotainment (Carplay is laggy).Ergonomic blunders (Poorly located USB port / ORVM controls / Ultra thin sear backs).Scratch prone shiny black plastics located all around dashboard, doors pads and front bumper.Wireless charging but no wireless CarPlay.Panel gaps / Switches / knobs and stalks still not on par in fit and finish with VWs.Prologue:My 2014 Polo 1.5TDi was my daily driver for almost 8 years and was running perfectly fine till last day. Never had any major problems with the car and it had just run 65k. Out of this 65k, more than 60k was done in first 5 years after which my daily commute reduced from 45-50 kms to barely 4-5 kms. Only added 5k to the ODO in those last 3 years as most of the long trips were taken care by the other cars. We also own a 2013 Honda City which is sparingly used by my wife but being a petrol can still be kept for more time than Polo in Delhi and an A4 which is my highway / long drives car. 10 year diesel rule in NCR was the primary reason of selling my perfectly running Polo as it neared the 8 years mark and would have rapidly lost its value in last year. Attaching some last parting shorts of the car below. This was the first car I could call my own. Got it on my 23rd birthday and have lots of great drives and memories with it. Almost 64k of the 65k on the ODO has been driven by me on this car. When I sold the car, I had no major interest in buying any car this soon and had decided that I will be using the City more regularly. While selling the car, I had approached multiple online platforms and one day dad casually mentioned why don't you check if VW gives any good offer on the new SUV they launched. Listened to him and had registered a request for Taigun test drive. I always used to think that only a VW can replace the Polo and no other car will come close to the driving pleasure it gave. Moreover we knew we will get a raised car whenever we buy they next car in order to get in and out more comfortably with me and my father both being 6 footers. At the same time we did not want the car to be that big that it becomes difficult to move around in Delhi traffic. Taigun ticked all the requirements and visiting the showroom would have been a quicker way to get things done but I was in no hurry. But I was so wrong that by the time they got the car for test drive to me, the Polo was already sold and gone.Test Drive - Taigun:When I started the process of selling my car it was end of February and I registered my interest in a test drive of the Taigun. I only chose Mondays as that's my weekly off. Received a call from the VW Dealership around 2 days after my query and I asked that if I could drive both 1.0 and 1.5 at the same time. SA refused to provide both the drives at home and asked me to visit the dealership. This call was on Friday and I asked him to just send the 1.5 GT to me on Monday afternoon around 2 then. Received the call on Monday afternoon that its not possible to send the car but I can come at dealership for test drive. I told him that it won't be possible and I requested him to arrange it for next Monday then. He still sent me his location and requested that I make time and I am welcome to visit. I texted him back saying I know the place as I have been to service centre next to showroom multiple times for my Polo's service. Next week I get a call and he asks me sir you had enquired for a Polo's service and I shared our location, are you coming ? . Politely told him sir I had inquired for a Taigun test drive and I was supposed to get it today. He apologized and told me the car will be sent positively next week. In the meantime it was almost 3 weeks and had I finalized the deal of the Polo and the car was sold off. Finally the SA called on next Sunday, a month after my request, that he will send the car tomorrow. Polo was already gone but I was still interested in trying the Taigun. The car finally came and it was Topline 1.0 instead of GT DSG. Called the SA that I had specifically asked for GT and not 1.0 and he said that was not available today but it's the same car, so I could drive this one. Disappointed, but took a short drive of 1.0 with AC on full blast (was already reading abut AC issues in 1.0 that time). The car felt familiar but I did not enjoy the drive that much. The SA said he will arrange the 1.5 next week positively but that never happened. During the test drive when I inquired about any loyalty discounts (still had an Audi - VW group) / any other offers, all I got back was No discounts, Final price applicable at time of delivery might change. Was further told there was a waiting of around 1-2 month for GT but 1.0 is available instantly. But with the replies I got either SA was not much interested in making the sale especially of GT or did not consider me a prospective customer. Moreover the poor reliability of DSG in stop-go traffic where I was planning to use the car most with OTR price of 22 lacs was not making much sense to me. While using my Honda City on my daily 4-5km route I get an average go 5-6km/l. Polo was giving me 8-10 which was pain to watch. Previously used to get 14-15 but the lower average is fault of short route with stop-go traffic and not of the car in any way. On longer drives, both cars still return respectable figures. I knew the Taigun would also be in single digits on this route so I finally decided to let go of the Taigun and use the City for another couple of years. Did not follow up much as I had lost interest in the car even further after the response I was getting. Moreover, I never head back from the SA for my pending 1.5 DSG test drive or if I was still looking to buy the car. The Polo was the first VW car in our family after many Marutis, Hondas and an Hyundai Accent. After I got the Polo in 2014 and my cousin was looking for a new car couple of years later. I literally forced him to buy a Vento DSG over a Honda city. Till today he loves the car much much more than the Jazz he owns, but thankfully he did take the extended warranty as gearbox issues did pop up near the end of his warranty (barely 40k kms). Was of course replaced, but after almost a month of downtime and endless follow ups. With all this and so many other reports of reliability issues, I was skeptical about buying a DSG for city use only and decided that the Taigun will not be a sensible buy for now.Test drive - Nexon EV:Only experience we had with TATA was with 2 Nanos my cousin had bought, first the petrol and then CNG. The car were eventually sold because of the terrible after sales and way too many niggles in them. But since then things have a changed a lot, and the customers in TATA showroom clearly show that. After a couple of days of giving up on Taigun, was randomly going though some thread about Nexon EV and I decided to book a test drive. I read some good things about it but was in no way planning to buy one this soon. Registered my interest on Tata website and got a call back within 60 mins. They confirmed they have forwarded my request to a dealer and I will hear from them soon. Got SA details next day over text and a call from him in less than 24 hours, asking when do I want the test drive. It was Sunday evening and I requested him for next day which he said he will try but its 1 EV they rotate between 2/3 showrooms and may not be possible for next day. He called me next day saying that he can get the car tomorrow but I told him to get it next Monday directly. Got a confirmation from him a day before that he will be there by 12-12.30. He reached around the same time but the car was at my place in flat 8 days vs more than 1 month VW took and still sent one with the wrong engine. The first time you drive an EV, its a very different experience than any car you have ever been in before with its total silence and zero vibrations with only sound coming from the AC . Took the car for a semi-long test drive and thoroughly enjoyed it. The SA insisted to try the Sports mode and the wheels went crazy. The car felt very spirited and always wanting to just jump ahead, in fact a bit too much in traffic in Sports. After noticing the reaction, even though the car had a waiting period for 16-20 weeks, the SA was eager to make the sale and was even happy to offer discounts if I sit with a cheque in my hand. Infact he tried his best to get a booking amount but my parents were not there and I was not sure about the color yet but was pretty much sure I am getting this soon. Wife also liked the Nexon better than Taigun for some reason best known to her. Told the SA to call me back after a couple of hours. Thought some more and I decided to make the booking of dark edition as I was not liking teal and white much but wanted to see it in flesh once. Meanwhile SA called and I conveyed the same to him, luckily they had a Dark Edition XZ+ parked in their yard and he requested me to come and have a look. Visited with my parents and both of them were totally against the black color, even though I loved it totally for the looks. Dad pointed out the car will heat very badly during summers with all black roof inside and out. I agreed with that and there was no way I could defy that logic. Finally decided to book the Teal color XZ+ with some hesitation as I was not sure about the white colour roof combination with Teal color which was parked inside the showroom in the LUX trim. By this time I was already hoping may be Max offers better color options and will make a switch else I would get the roof wrapped. Mom and dad quite liked the color though and SA offered a discount of around 25k after consulting his Team Leader and we paid the 21k advance amount. During all this I was reading further about the Max and kind of knew I will be switching to Max as long as it doesn't cross 20 lac mark OTR. Conveyed this to SA and he clearly stated the discount will not be applicable which was understandable. Followed up a couple of times with SA if he had an update regarding Max but he was absolutely mum about it till launch day.Switching to the Nexon EV Max:SA called me in the morning launch day that they have been called for a brief and he will get back post the meeting. I had been following the teasers and more than the range the new features was what I liked more. As my daily beater, a range of even 150 was acceptable as I never planned to take this car on longer drives. Came the launch day and I found the prices to be very VFM considering the additional features it came with. Within hours of price reveal, the SA shared the brochure and price list and I immediately switched to XZ+ Max 3.3kW Intensi Teal. I liked both the Intensi Teal and Daytona grey better than previous color options. Received a confirmation email stating my model details 2 days later and the wait started. Did not consider the 7.2 variant as I plan to charge the car overnight and the faster charging speed is irrelevant for me. Though I still feel there are some misses which could have been added to the Max version to differentiate it more like full LED front and rear lights / fully digital instrument cluster / a bigger infotainment screen or at least a faster one / Wireless Carplay (having a wireless charger and not having wireless CarPlay is a very weird option to have). But adding more features would have also increased the prices even further. In the coming days Followed up the SA quite a few times for test drive and finally after 2 weeks he confirmed the car is coming the next day which was a Saturday. He requested me to visit the dealership for the same as sending the car home was not possible. Visited him on Monday and took a short test drive. The car felt good to drive in city mode and the regen levels made it even more better. The changes to the central tunnel gave the car a much more upmarket look. Change of colour - Intensi Teal to Daytona Grey: On day of test drive, though I liked the Intensi Teal much more than the old Teal, I noticed it looked way too similar to my A4 and was wondering should I switch the colour? Shared the same concern with my SA casually when we went to check out the XZ+ Max at their yard as I wanted to see the new seat covers. Dad pointed at the yard that it looked like black covered with dust like my A4. I was also requesting the SA for faster delivery as I made the switch on launch day itself. He confirmed that they will get some cars allotted as it was end of month and he will give me an update soon. This was 30th of May and I got a call from the SA in the evening that I had been allotted a Daytona Grey XZ+ Max 3.3kW and asked if I am willing to switch the colour. Now I had not seen the Nexon in this color, but there was a Tigor parked in same color and it looked nice. From the pictures though I felt the blue highlights stand out a lot and I would have to get them wrapped in black post delivery if I absolutely hate them. Asked the SA if he could arrange some real pictures of the car from the plant, but he could not do that. The Tata booking 3D page was the only place where I could find full images of Nexon EV Max in Daytona Grey and its looked quite dark but in a good way. But with Intensi Teal ruled out and no intention to buy a white car, there was not much of an option I had. I confirmed the grey colour to him after an hour and transferred the downpayment to him and he got the car invoiced in my name. Got the invoice on 31st and the car left from Pune that day. Had clearly told him not to go for registration before I do the PDI myself.Waiting & delivery:The Max was launched on 11th may and when I had booked the normal EV the dealership had already started taking unofficial bookings for that around a week before launch. So when I made the switch SA told me to expect waiting of at least 8-10 weeks for delivery. But when I made the switch to Daytona Grey on 30th May, the car had already been allotted to dealer so it was invoiced on 31st may. I was told the car will take 8-10 days to reach the showroom post despatch. Meanwhile got the loan approved with the showroom guy offering the lowest ROI. The loan was approved and ready in 3 days but I requested not to disburse the amount before my approval. The car reached the main yard of dealer which was on the outskirts on 8th of June but due to some change in hypothecation process in Delhi, registrations of all cars financed with govt banks stopped. This lead to overcrowding of the yard dealership had close to their showroom and took them 3 more days to make space for the car. Finally received the call on 11th June that the car had reached their yard and I can come for PDI. Went the same day as the bank guy was also insisting of disbursal of loan because RBI had raised the repo rate further and any more delay in disbursal could mean having all the documents processed again with new ROI. Went straight to the dealers yard and asked the SA to meet me directly there first. The car was covered with dust parked in an open area. Matched the VIN no with invoice and followed other steps of the PDI. Attached some pictures I took that day: I was happy to note that the blue trims did not seem that odd in person. I was also handed over the home charger during PDI and appointment for installation was scheduled the same day. The SA can be seeing getting the charger in the below picture to hand it over. He clicked a picture while giving it to me and also took my signatures to avoid any sort of disputes further: The car had done 50kms. After being satisfied called the bank guy to disburse the loan amount: The seat covers have a very good looking blue stitching with a new tri-arrow pattern. Found the seats to be smart looking, but the interiors were full of dirt, the car being parked in a open dusty space did not make things better. The piano black plastics all around are a magnet for dust, scratches, and marks: Went to the showroom after PDI to select some accessories and make the balance payment left after disbursal of loan. The final amount paid by me was 1876469/- without any accessories. Below is the breakup of the same:Ex-showroom (including TCS) - 1791740/-Insurance (including RTI, Zero-Dep, Consumables) - 53500/-Registration / Fast Tag / HSRP - 6230/-Extended warranty (3+2) - 24999/-Selected the following accessories that day:Trunk 3d Mats.Car 3d Mats.Door Visor.Mud Flaps.The total for these 4 came to around 11k on which SA told he will try to get the best possible discounts. PDI was done on Saturday and the bank / RTO issue was still not sorted so it took another 5 days for the car to get the HSRP. Got the call next day after PDI and the charger was installed and running in less than 24 hours post PDI. Tata Power guys were very efficient and even shared their phone numbers in case we face any issue charging the car post delivery. The cable were very neatly laid out and the charger was installed at a place where its not visible unless specifically looking for it. Finally the car was ready for delivery on evening of 16th June with HSRP installed and I told the SA will take delivery next day. Reached the showroom on 17th evening with my wife, daughter and mother. It kept raining throughout the day on 17th with light showers. Even after reaching the dealership they cleaned the car twice but it kept raining again and again. Saw the car parked in delivery area near the entry gate and requested the SA to get all the plastics removed form the interiors immediately. They still left the someone which I removed as I got in. Went inside the showroom and started with the formalities. The delivery process was smooth and took around 45 minutes in total. They did the KYC for activation of Z-Connect and told me to wait 48-72 hours for proper activation of the same. Had a cake cutting and was handed over details of service centre and senior contacts in case of any problems. SA handed over all the invoices / payment receipts / insurance and other documents followed by a cake cutting. The accessories I had selected were already installed except the car mats. SA had told me the mats are not in stock but when I reached their accessories shop I saw them lying there in open. I enquired regarding the same, and the accessories guy told me they tried installing them, but the EV max has raised floor near the drivers seat because of which they don't fit perfectly. He then even took me to a demo Nexon EV they and showed the floor of that car and showed me the hump in my cars floor. He told me will take 7-10 days for the Max specific mats to come. I further decided to get the following accessories added on day of delivery -Window Curtains.Door Guards.Ganesha Idol.The total of all these came around 15k and I ended up paying close to 11k for these after around 25% discount. SA gave in writing about the pending delivery of mat along with extended warranty which will get activated next day after delivery. Also, due to chip shortage only one remote was given but both the keys were handed over. The spare remote will come with an empty key slot and the spare key can be put inside it when I get it. Have been asked to wait 60-90 days for the same. Got the extended warranty PDF by main within 48 hours and a call to confirm receipt of the same. The door guards could not be installed because of non stop rain on delivery day and we finally decided to take the delivery in rain only. . Could not take proper pictures while taking delivery because of this. Attached below a picture of mandatory key handover and my little one standing all happy next to her new possession.: The SA gave the demo going over the basic features of the car and some details about charging / removal of charger properly. I took a lightening cable with me to use CarPlay and thanks to the poorly located USB slot the SA had to plug in the cable for me. Asked me at then end if I had any other doubts and handed me over the fast tag. The car was handed over with 99% SOC showing a range of around 320 kms. Auto-wipers came in action as soon as I moved the car in rain and the smooth, soundless drive is a very peaceful experience only EVs can offer. Installed the door protectors myself the next day after properly cleaning the car. Also installed a set of universal mats for time being till I get the 3D ones. The door protectors come with a small Tata logo and do the job pretty well, specially in tight parking spots: Also installed the Ganesha Idol which they left on the dashboard. It can with a 3M double sided tape pasted so was easy to install: The car looks very smart from the front end and I think it will age well just like the Polo did: Parked at the same spot where I bid my olo good-bye a couple of weeks back. The door visors give the car a very smart look: The door visors are same as the sold with the Nexon and there is nothing new about them. Would have liked them better with the chrome strip. They do come with a big Tata logo. Also notice with the curtains installed, anything inside the car is barely visible form out: Please note the door visors make the blind spot even more worse which is already quite bad because of the thick A-pillars. There is minimal space visible between the ORVMs and door visors. Installing the windows curtains make this even more worse and you have to be very careful on turns: However the curtains are of very good quality compared to the aftermarket ones I bought from my Polo. They were very flimsy and at times got stuck in door and even kept falling off. Even bigger problem in them was for the from windows they came with a zipper which could be opened up to see ORVMs or handle parking tickets. This was not a very good implementation and I mostly kept the front ones in my boot. The Tata ones come with strong magnets, good quality mesh and a small Nexon branding. They have a giant cut on the front ones to view the ORVMs: The rear ones completely cover the windows and work very well during summers. The car feels somewhat better insulated form heat with curtains installed than without them. Have paid many fines on my Polo for installing films so did not want to get them installed anymore. Also notice the Nexon branding at top in all curtains: However, if its not sunny out side, with all black seats and curtains installed the car can feel a little claustrophobic and its best not use them at such times. My little one hates them while sitting in the rear as they obstruct her view and have to remove them as she gets in every time especially at night. Went for a customary pooja at night to a nearby temple and felt the heavy weight of the bonnet while lifting it: Continue reading on BHPian prateekchanana's upgrade from a Polo to a Nexon EV Max for BHPian comments, insights and more information.

Team-BHP 4 Jul 2022 11:03 am

Stuffed into a shoebox, seized by the FBI: the amazing fates of Hollywoods greatest dresses

Kim Kardashian caused outrage recently by wearing a gorgeous souffle silk that once adorned Marilyn Monroe. But what happened to other magnificent outfits and why did no one realise their eye-popping value? Kim Kardashian is no stranger to a fleeting moment becoming a viral news story. But her recent appearance at the Met Gala, wearing the dress that Marilyn Monroe wore to sing Happy Birthday to President John Kennedy in 1962, proved particularly divisive, with the 41-year-old outraging costume buffs for sporting what is considered by many to be a museum exhibit rather than a dress. Designed by Jean Louis, based on a sketch by a young Bob Mackie, the dress has more than 2,000 crystals hand-stitched into souffle silk, a fabric that has since been outlawed due to its flammability. Monroe was reportedly sewn into it and wore it only for the time she was on stage. Kardashian borrowed it from Ripleys Believe It Or Not!, which bought the garment for $4.8m for the garment in 2016 making it, as its website crows, the worlds most expensive dress. Continue reading...

The Guardian 4 Jul 2022 10:30 am

Gujarat: PM Modi to inaugurate Digital India Week 2022 in Gandhinagar today

Gandhinagar, July 04: Digital India Week 2022 will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar, Gujarat today. During the programme, Modi will launch multiple digital initiatives aimed at enhancing accessibility of technology, streamlining service delivery to ensure ease of

Oneindia 4 Jul 2022 10:19 am

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Six people were killed in Sloviansk after the eastern Ukrainian city was hit by powerful shelling from Russian multiple rocket launchers, local officials said.

Business Today 4 Jul 2022 10:00 am

Canon image RUNNER ADVANCE C5030i colored Photocopier/Printer

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Khaleej Times 4 Jul 2022 9:51 am

Taimur Baig Says Emerging Market Valuations Far More Favourable Than U.S. Multiples

From a long-term perspective, the U.S. stock market does not look at very good value, says Baig.

Bloomberg Quint 4 Jul 2022 9:45 am

So far only these three Indian batsmen have scored a double century in Test and ODI!

When Test cricket was started, then no one would have thought that batsmen would score a double century in this format. But later there were many double centuries in Tests. After this, when the ODI format started, one would have expected that the batsmen would score double centuries in this format as well. Many batsmen have scored double centuries in both ODI and Test formats. But do you know that there have been only three such batsmen from India who have scored double centuries in both Test and ODI formats? Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar is the first cricketer from India who did this feat first. Sachin is also the batsman to score the first double century in ODI cricket history and he also scored 6 double centuries in Tests. Virender Sehwag Virender Sehwag scored two triple centuries and 6 double centuries in Tests. Apart from this, he also scored a double century against West Indies in Indore ODI in 2011. Rohit Sharma The third name in this list is the current captain of India's limited-overs cricket team, Rohit Sharma, who has scored a double century in Tests. He has scored three double centuries in ODIs.

Kalam Times 4 Jul 2022 9:30 am

Study: Dog ancestry traces back to two wolf populations

According to the publications in the 'Nature' journal, a recent study conducted by an international team of Francis Crick Institute's archaeologists and geneticists has found that a dog's ancestry can be traced back to at least two prehistoric wolf populations.The study revealed the answer to the most asked questions about human prehistory by stepping closer to uncovering the mystery of where dogs underwent domestication.Dogs are known to have originated from the grey wolf, with this domestication occurring during the Ice Age, at least 15,000 years ago. But where this happened, and if it occurred in one single location or in multiple places, is still unknown.

The Times of India 4 Jul 2022 9:26 am

Those unlucky cricketers of Team India who missed to create history and could have scored a triple century in Test cricket! Click here to know!

A batsman's patience is tested in Test cricket. The test itself determines the true talent of the batsman. There are very few batsmen in Test cricket who have achieved the feat of scoring a triple century. So far, only 3 batsmen have scored triple centuries in Test cricket from India. Today we are going to tell you about the Indian batsmen who missed out on scoring a triple century in Tests. Virender Sehwag Former Indian explosive batsman Virender Sehwag scored two triple centuries in his international Test cricket career. But he also missed out on scoring a triple century twice. Virender Sehwag was dismissed for 293 against Sri Lanka. He missed only 7 runs to complete his triple century. Sunil Gavaskar In 1983, Sunil Gavaskar scored 236 runs against the West Indies in Chennai. In this match, the West Indies team scored 313 runs in the first innings. In response, Team India's score was 451/4. But Kapil Dev declared the innings and Gavaskar missed his triple century. Sachin Tendulkar In the fourth match of the Test series played in Sydney in 2009, Tendulkar played an unbeaten inning of 241 runs. But seeing the circumstances of the match, Sourav Ganguly declared the innings and Sachin could not complete his triple century. Virat Kohli Virat Kohli played an unbeaten inning of 254 runs in the second match of the Test series played against South Africa under the ICC Test Championship in the year 2019. But he declared the innings himself and also missed the opportunity to score a triple century. The Indian team's score at that time was 601/5. Then Virat Kohli declared the innings.

Kalam Times 4 Jul 2022 9:15 am

Denmark: At Least 3 Dead in Copenhagen Mall Shooting, 22-Yr-Old Suspect Held

Copenhagen: A shooting at a mall in Denmarks capital city Copenhagen on Sunday, 3 July, killed at least three and injured several others. While three among the injured are in a critical condition, the police has arrested a 22-year-old suspect identified as Dane. The shooting played out on Sunday across multiple locations inside the Fields [] The post Denmark: At Least 3 Dead in Copenhagen Mall Shooting, 22-Yr-Old Suspect Held appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 4 Jul 2022 8:56 am

Gujarat: PM Modi to inaugurate Digital India Week 2022 at Gandhinagar today

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Oneindia 4 Jul 2022 8:56 am

Multiple landslides hit vehicular movement along Manipurs NH-37 TheNewsMill

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Manipur 4 Jul 2022 8:52 am

Denmark: At Least 3 Dead in Copenhagen Mall Shooting, 22-Yr-Old Suspect Arrested

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The Quint 4 Jul 2022 8:35 am

Sexual harassment must end in sports

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The New Indian Express 4 Jul 2022 7:57 am

Where can foreigners learn Bangla in Dhaka?

At Learn Bangla in Dhaka's Banani, diplomats from different countries, representatives from various organisations who are employed in Bangladesh, and international students have been studying Bangla for more than ten years.

The Daily Star 4 Jul 2022 7:56 am

ENG vs IND | I lost my outswing after IPL: Mohammed Siraj on having to work hard to develop inswinger

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India Today 4 Jul 2022 7:53 am

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporationignores SOS, SCB hires labourers to clean venue

The SCB had, ahead of the public meeting, sent in multiple requests which became increasingly desperate as the days flew by, to the GHMC to help it clean the Parade Grounds.

The New Indian Express 4 Jul 2022 7:53 am

Multiple tasks cut out for Ekanth Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis

On the anvil are things that are beyond the obvious common between the BJP and Shinde Sena

Mid Day 4 Jul 2022 7:46 am

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Google News 4 Jul 2022 7:34 am

Inside the data centre boom in India

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Your Story 4 Jul 2022 6:55 am

Interview withGFlockfounder Ranil Willadarage

Tell us a little bit about yourself Im Ranil Willadarage, an entrepreneur & a fashion designer by profession, the CEO & founder of the clothing brand called GFlock. I was born in Akuressa and moved to Colombo to study at Royal College after passing grade 5 scholarship exams. What is the purpose of this press release? Today I would like to reach out to the media, Sri Lankans, and all Sri Lankans living abroad with a single sustainable foreign exchange earning solution that I believe will help save our motherland, which has been devastated by the current economic crisis. Before I get to that solution, let me explain briefly the nature of our business, its business concept, and the foundation for creating such a business concept. Our brand is Gflock, a company that you may already know about. We are a fast fashion company founded on creativity. We design, produce and sell ready-to-wear garments to a wide array of customers. While most brands around the world design and produce clothing based on the four main seasons, GFlock releases 40-50 new designs every week, categorized under casual wear, work wear, evening wear, menswear, linen & denim departments to be purchased by local and international customers alike through our three retail stores in Sri Lanka and GFlock.com online store, where we ship our products globally. Despite the scale, there are only a handful of brands in the world that are capable of launching styles in this manner and GFlock is one of the most unique brands among them. What sets your business apart is the concept of Circularity, can you please elaborate on this? We live in a society fueled by capitalism. In other words in an economy where prices are determined by supply and demand. In the modern world the United States and other western countries represent demand, and most of the eastern countries, including China, represent supply. Due to the uncontrolled population of the world combined with its limited resources and the inability of the aforementioned two camps to represent a large portion of that population, they miss the opportunity to consume these limited resources. As a result of this anomaly, more than 24,000 people die daily from starvation or starvation-related diseases. More than half of these are child deaths. But unfortunately, the problem of hunger is not a problem felt by the leaders who determine the course of the societys existence, so no solution is given to this problem. But when it comes to epidemic problems like corona, they manage to find all the necessary solutions. The capitalist system is primarily dependent on the private sector. Although the government is party to this, it has little influence on this system. This is evident from the inability to regulate the 2007 global recession that began with the collapse of the Lehman Brothers. In the private sector, demand is represented by the consumer and supply by the businesses. This capitalistic system has managed to amplify basic human needs into numerous wants and created a society full of confused people. For example, the need for a pair of shoes could be stretched from Malwatta Road in Colombo to brands such as Louis Vuitton where animals are raised and killed for the sole purpose of satisfying that need. The consumer lives in a constant & monotonous cycle of working hard to earn money, either honestly or dishonestly to satisfy these befuddled needs and to present to society an image created out of ego & vanity. Businesses representing supply exist as sole proprietorships, partnerships, private or public companies, and multinational organizations, of which the most influential model in global supply is a company. The idea herein is a system of governance consisting of a board of directors appointed by shareholders who hold the ownership of the company, along with a chief executive officer appointed by the board of directors. The CEO is appointed indirectly by the shareholders to run the business according to their own interests. Shareholders are also customers who live in this system. Although their needs are better met than the typical consumer, most of the time their needs are based on prestige or social status. This results in them driving the companys CEO to secure the necessary funds to meet their prestige-driven needs, and the companys CEO is unwaveringly committed to meeting the said needs of the shareholders who determine their job security. For example, if the shareholders of a pharmaceutical company want to make high profits, they will disregard the fact patients may not be able to afford the drugs and increase their prices to make high profits, which may even cause the death of the patient consumer due to the inability to afford the necessary drugs. On the whole, the path taken by these parties representing the market who wouldnt even hesitate to cut off each others throats to make a profit to satisfy their own needs and enrich the ego that arises from it is the exact opposite of the journey preached by Lord Buddha and other religious leaders. Due to such sins & atrocities committed throughout time the whole world is now suffering, facing disasters such as climate change, epidemics, economic depression, and world war. You described the background at length, can we know what the solution here is? As a solution for this, the business owner could, instead of allocating a high profit for their own gain, try to have the wisdom to recognize the impermanence of both physical and mental satisfaction achieved through overconsumption and try to lead a life that suits their true market value. As we all know theres nothing we can take onto the next life except the merits that we gather in this lifetime. Therefore the entrepreneur could obtain reasonable remuneration based on the magnitude of the organization and aim to share at least 1/3 of their profits to support the long-term enhancement of the underprivileged community and the environment, which may be directly or indirectly involved with their organization. This could involve actions such as providing essential food items to the said community and conserving the environment through deeds such as reforestation. As an organization, we are directly connected with the customer through the use of social media and we have discovered that we were able to fulfill all the actions which I have highlighted above due to the cause-driven purchases by customers. When the customers realize their purchase contributes to a greater good that goes beyond just a piece of clothing, it gives them a high sense of self-satisfaction, and the next time they make a purchase they do it intending to support a greater good. In accordance with Buddhism and other faiths, such merit-driven purchases can help people achieve their spiritual goals all the while satisfying their daily needs. Through this we create a cycle of transferring merits, from customer to business employee, from business employee to entrepreneur, and from entrepreneur back to customer. If this cycle takes place with absolutely pure intention, the impact is immense. This is called Merit Circularity Our business operates under this concept. As the Founder & owner of this business, I have lived on a monthly salary from its inception. That is the salary I earn as the CEO & Head of Design of the brand. That salary is credited into an account at Sampath bank and neither I nor the business has any bank accounts overseas. As my personal property, I own two cars and an unoccupied house. (I declare my assets as such because it is crucial for the content of this article.) The vision of our brand is the same vision shared by our Lord Buddha and other religious leaders, which is liberation of all beings from suffering Money & Brand value follow as a result of this selfless vision. Our mission is to work for that selfless purpose with honesty, drive, determination, and discipline. Adapting to such a vision and driving a business for revenue and profit in this system and society with degenerated human qualities is an extremely difficult task. But it is impossible to choose selfishness while staying true to your conscience, so there is no intention of giving up until the goal is achieved. So how do you plan to put your concept into practice? 1/3 of the profit from our business is spent on providing a monthly essential goods package worth Rs. 8000 to our indirect employees who function as garment workers. Every week we practice gratefulness by publishing photos of such acts on our Facebook page and thanking all our customers who contributed toward these worthy causes. In other words, we transfer merits. Our intention through this is to share with them the satisfaction of having contributed to such philanthropy and to enable them to earn merit by making intentional purchases the next time they buy something from us. We know that have been giving the customers a plant with every purchase for a long time, can you tell us more about this? Our concept for the conservation of the environment is based on creating meaningful bonds between humans & nature. We aim to create strong & long-lasting bonds that can inspire people to start treating trees as equal beings so that they will think twice before harming even a single leaf. We initiated the project of giving away a free plant with every purchase on 2018s world environment day. Within the course of 4 years since its inception, we have managed to create over thirty thousand such meaningful bonds that link our brand and customers together with Mother Nature. It is our belief that we can inspire future generations to contribute to the sustainable preservation of the environment through the example by creating relationships that link man and nature in an intimate way that goes beyond just a clothing purchase. What is the dollar ($) solution to the economic problem in Sri Lanka that you are referring to? As a nation, we have hit rock bottom. The only way to go if we keep continuing to fight each other is 6 feet under. We cannot start attacking each other again, destroying public property and setting fires, and fall even further. Everyone has to come together as a team and find a way to move up from here. What I am going to suggest to you is a clear single sustainable solution that can save this country. Most of our Sri Lankan expatriate community purchases their clothing from brands such as Zara, Mango, Myer, Uniqlo, H&M, and Shein. Most of these brands are based in Europe and other developed countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Sri Lankans living in the United States, Canada, Australia & Europe tend to spend an average amount of $300-$500 as their annual clothing budget on the aforementioned foreign brands. My kind request to our Sri Lankan communities abroad is to spend your clothing budget at Gflock, and place orders through our global online store, which is brought to you through the efforts of young creatives in Sri Lanka. In return, as the owner of Gflock & an entrepreneur, I am prepared to offer 51% of the businesss shares to the Sri Lankan public in 2025. By implementing this model combined with this expected income we will be able to create new jobs across the country and provide them with adequate wages while also contributing to the families of those employees with monthly rice and dry ration packages to further strengthen their quality of life and help overcome poverty. By this, we are creating a strong public movement that can save the whole country. Can you explain this solution further? We know that a fashion company is a business that can bring a lot of revenue. If we take Zara, another brand with a fast fashion business model like ours, their annual revenue is between $ 20-25 billion. H&M also has a similar revenue. The business we need to focus on here is the Shein brand. Whats significantly different here is that Shein has zero physical brick & mortar stores and functions solely as an online-based platform. Founded 14 years ago in Nanjing, China, they now ship to over 220 countries. With highly competitive prices and their online-only B2C model, Sheins annual revenue is now at a staggering USD 15 billion. Another specialty here is that with the arrival of the pandemic their annual revenue increased exponentially within the course of three years and the $3.5 billion revenue in 2019 grew to a massive $15.7 billion by 2021. So just imagine the potential of this, if a fast fashion business can reach $12 billion annual revenue in 3 years this is where we should find inspiration. We believe that Gflock business model can reach the target of USD 5 billion annual revenue within the next 5-7 years. Furthermore, we can easily compete with Shein because of the fact they follow an ideal called disposable fast fashion. At Gflock we have the ability to provide high-quality garments at the same price. Our other competitive advantage is the merit circularity concept of our business model which I have already explained about. With these two competitive advantages, I feel we can achieve better accomplishments than Shein. I strongly believe that with the help of Sri Lankan expats in 5-7 years it will be possible to reach an annual income of USD 5 billion. The Gflock business model is set up in a way that can be scaled up as needed, I am confident that my team and I have the specialized knowledge, experience, honesty, drive, determination, and discipline required for that. So I kindly request our Sri Lankans living abroad once again to think about your home country that is on the verge of collapse when spending your monthly clothing budget and buy from Gflock, a brand founded and run by the creative younger generation in your home country. Not only that, if you can be a brand ambassador for this business, promote the goal of saving our country to at least 5 more natives in your country and get them to buy clothes from us. If that can be achieved, we will be able to get rid of the oil and gas queues, the shortage of medicines, and the shortage of food and bring the country back to normalcy sooner than we think. Furthermore, do extend your support & buy clothes from other Sri Lankan fashion brands. I also kindly appeal to the brand owners to provide some relief to uplift the living standards of low-income families in these difficult times. What are your final thoughts on this? I urge all media to help carry this message as much as possible to Sri Lankans living abroad. That is the biggest support you can give us at this crucial moment. This is a sustainable solution that we Sri Lankans can implement on our own without begging for help from other nations. I am positive with your support this target can be achieved 100% and that we can save our country together. If anybody wants to oppose and say that this cannot be done I am ready to accept the challenge and prove that this is indeed achievable. What sets this solution apart from all the other solutions is that this is ready to go from this moment onwards. We are a company that is already bringing in a dollar revenue to the country. All other solutions that have been suggested so far are long-term solutions that take time to get to a level where it can start earning dollars. We no longer have time to waste. Kids are beings hospitalized every day from malnutrition. People are dying without access to essential medication. We have to hurry. As our youth struggles to change the political system that has plunged us into this situation, we will immediately begin the struggle for the dollar. After all, it is just two sides of the same coin.

ADAderana 4 Jul 2022 6:48 am

SoftBank-backed Unicommerce to deploy tech in 8,000 warehouses by next year

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Business Standard 4 Jul 2022 6:30 am

Warren Buffett-Backed BYDs EV Sales More Than Tripled In June

BYD's HK-traded shares have gained 35% in the past year, giving it a market value worth more than GM and Ford combined

Forbes 4 Jul 2022 5:05 am

Bengal: Investigation into 'CM home security lapse'

Kolkata Police commissioner Vineet Goyal on Sunday ordered a probe after a middle-aged person breached multiple-security layers and was found sleeping outside CM Mamata Banerjee's home at 1am.

The Times of India 4 Jul 2022 4:52 am

Australias Prime Minister Promises More Aid During Ukraine Visit

President Volodymyr Zelensky described the visit as the first by an Australian prime minister to his country during their history of diplomatic relations.

The New York Times 4 Jul 2022 3:52 am

I Will Become A Dictator, Take Action If...: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

I will become a dictator and take action if indiscipline and irregularity rear their heads, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M K Stalin asserted in Namakkal on Sunday, addressing a party...

NDTV 4 Jul 2022 3:07 am

British army Twitter and YouTube accounts compromised to promote crypto scams

The British army is investigating an apparent hack after its official Twitter and YouTube accounts were compromised on Sunday. News of the breach was first reported by Web3 is Going Great . According to the blog, both accounts were simultaneously compromised to promote two different cryptocurrency scams. Although it has since been scrubbed, the armys verified Twitter account was briefly changed to look like a page for The Possessed , a project involving a collection of 10,000 animated NFTs with a price floor of 0.58 Ethereum (approximately $1,063). During that time, the account tweeted out multiple links to a fake minting website. Its possible the hack is part of a broader campaign to leverage the recent popularity of The Possessed. On Saturday, the projects official Twitter account warned its followers of another verified account that was similarly hacked to promote a NFT scam using The Possessed brand. Over on YouTube, the armys channel has been made to look like a page for Ark Invest . As of the writing of this article, the channel is livestreaming videos that repurpose old footage of Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey and Ark CEO Katie Wood discussing cryptocurrency. The clips feature an overlay promoting double your money Bitcoin and Ethereum scams. According to Web3 is Going Great , a similar scheme netted scammers $1.3 million this past May . Its unclear who is behind the attacks. We are aware of a breach of the armys Twitter and YouTube accounts and an investigation is underway, an army spokesperson told The Guardian . We take information security extremely seriously and are resolving the issue. Until the investigation is complete it would be inappropriate to comment further. While 2022 has seen its share of crypto hacks, few have targeted government organizations like the British army. To date, most have involved groups like Yuga Labs, the creator of the popular Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection. In April, the projects official Instagram account was compromised in a $2.4 million phishing scam . BAYCs Discord community has also fallen to two separate phishing attacks in 2022.

Engadget 4 Jul 2022 1:55 am

Adani Enterprises lowest bidder in CIL import tender

Adani Enterprises has bagged multiple coal import contracts from NTPC between January and June. The Adani Group in December last year shipped out the first consignment of coal from its Carmichael mines in Queensland, Australia. Industry insiders said it is also eyeing Coal Indias two e-tenders totalling 6 mt, for which bids have to be submitted by Tuesday.

The Economic Times 4 Jul 2022 1:02 am

Govt to amend child act, may revise down age

Against the backdrop of multiple sensational crimes involving juveniles, the government decided to amend the child protection act and is considering whether to lower the age threshold that qualifies an individual as a juvenile.

The Daily Star 3 Jul 2022 11:30 pm

Unplugging from the mind trap of online noise made me realise tuning out is the only way to truly tune in | Paul Daley

Since rediscovering the calm of a quieter state, Im learning to reconnect and embrace the sounds of my life Rediscovering and embracing the quiet takes effort. Getting offline, even for a day, requires planning, discipline and, not least, the understanding of others. Everyone wants immediate response on email, on social media or on whichever message app you use. Continue reading...

The Guardian 3 Jul 2022 11:00 pm

Admission open for part-time BE programmes

Registration begins today; diploma applicants must have worked for 2 years

The Hindu 3 Jul 2022 10:12 pm

I will become a dictator, take action, says Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin

Pointing to many newly elected women representatives, Stalin advised them to act independently and not surrender to their spouses the responsibility bestowed on them. He said the elected representatives of local bodies should abide by law, the principles of fairness and justice and serve the people.

The Economic Times 3 Jul 2022 9:38 pm

$2M bail set for man charged in ambush of Chicago officer

Bail has been set at $2 million for a man who prosecutors say shot a Chicago police officer multiple times as the officer stepped off an elevator while responding to a domestic disturbance call

ABC News 3 Jul 2022 9:32 pm

Multiple rocket launchers shells Ukraine's Sloviansk, six killed

Ukrainian media said one of the city's markets was on fire following the strikes.

The New Indian Express 3 Jul 2022 7:07 pm

'3 Brain Fades In 10 Minutes; Reckless Batting': Kevin Pietersen Comments On Ben Stokes' Knock Against India

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen slammed current skipper Ben Stokes for the way he batted in the first innings against India on day three of rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston, saying it was reckless batting and the left-handed batter had brain fade moments thrice in ten minutes. Stokes was out for 25 in England's first innings on Sunday. After being beaten on both sides of the wicket by captain Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, Stokes opted to step out against the pacers, getting some runs in the process. He had two reprieves as Shardul Thakur and Bumrah dropped simple catches. On the very next ball after being dropped for a second time in the day, Stokes stepped out for a big shot off Thakur, only for Bumrah to take a superb diving catch at mid-off, ending his stay at the crease for 25 and bringing his 66-run stand with Bairstow to close. I was watching Stokes run down the wicket and slog the ball straight into the air. It was reckless batting; it was not defending your wicket. Test match hundreds are valuable commodities, they mean a hell of a lot because of the stress, tension, patience and discipline. He had three brain fades in 10 minutes. That devaluing of his Test wicket may not be a good thing. He is too good a player to do this, said Pietersen during the lunch break on Sky Sports. Jonny Bairstow, who was the overnight batter alongside Stokes, also endured a period of nervous play and various misses before embracing his aggressive self to go from 13 off 60 balls to 91 not out off 113 balls at lunch. Pietersen advised Stokes to take a leaf out of Bairstow's batting, which has been a dominating exhibition of timing and sheer power. I would tell Ben that he doesn't need to try and prove a point by being ultra-aggressive. The bowler needs to be bowling his best deliveries in order to get Stokes out. At the moment, I see Stokes trying to command authority by running at bowlers. He doesn't need to do that when England are in strife. I would tell him to stand still and do what Bairstow is doing. He is too good a player to be doing what he is doing. Asked about England's aggressive intent in the opening session, termed BazBall ever since ex-New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum took charge as head coach, Pietersen remarked that Bairstow has been leading England's entertaining and aggressive path with the bat beautifully. Also Read: Scorecard It's a new approach and entertaining, for sure. Stokes has been talking about that aggressive nature and the way he believes Test cricket needs to be played in this era. But Bairstow is playing with control. He is calm, and composed, is standing still, and playing the ball as he sees it. He is not running down the wicket, he is being calculated. There is no slogging at all, he is playing fabulously.

CNMSports 3 Jul 2022 6:36 pm

Compaia Mara Pags: An Ode to Time review flamencos grande dame flies

Sadlers Wells, London Pags breathes new life into flamencos roots as she performs with the full spectrum of emotion in a thoughtful, history-spanning work Dancers have an interesting relationship with time, their often short careers usually a race against it. But flamenco can thrive on the experience, presence and full-spectrum emotion of those with a bit of life behind them. At 58, Mara Pags is a grande dame at the centre of this company, overseeing a disciplined ensemble of eight young dancers and a group of musicians. Its the first time Ive seen her dance with grey hair it looks like shes grown out her dye, a deliberate embrace of the effects of time. When Pags arrives on stage in a deep red dress, theres effort and challenge in her movement, the train of her bata de cola skirt like an errant pet shes trying to tame. Theres also huge passion and enjoyment, basking in backbends, chest open to sky. Shes been called Mara of the endless arms, which is less about their length but the way they never come to a stop, there are always extra milimetres of movement to eke out. Her long fingers hold castanets that chirrup with crisp characterful sounds; she fiercely swirls a huge fringed shawl around her body, as if in battle with it (she wins). These are symbols from flamencos roots, going way back in time, although they feel alive and fresh in her hands. In one scene she gathers the company on stage in a ragged circle, drawing on flamencos tradition as social art: conversational, celebratory, humorous, outspoken. Continue reading...

The Guardian 3 Jul 2022 6:15 pm

Rain Forces Early Lunch On Day 3, England Score 200/6 With Bairstow Unbeaten On 91

The first session of Day Three's play in the rescheduled fifth Test between England and India on Sunday yielded dramatic box-office stuff -- a flurry of boundaries, a wicket, two dropped catches, a superb catch and some words exchanged. At the end of it, with rain causing an early halt to the proceedings, Jonny Bairstow walked back, with just nine runs shy of his third Test century in as many matches, and fifth of this year as England reached 200/6 in 45.3 overs at lunch, trailing India by 216 runs. It was a session where Bairstow shed his cautious behaviour from Saturday for embracing the aggressive avatar associated with him under England's newly-invented BazBall effect on Sunday. The day began with Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah looking threatening with the ball, beating the outer as well as inner edges of both Stokes and Bairstow multiple times. In between, Bairstow had an exchange of words with Virat Kohli, who was fielding in the slip cordon. On the very next ball, he went for a big, booming drive, only to be beaten by a Shami outswinger with Kohli having a hearty laugh. When Shami and Bumrah erred on the fuller side, Stokes and Bairstow made full use of it by fetching boundaries. From 34th over, England seemed to shift gears, with Stokes and Bairstow taking a boundary each off Shami. Bairstow then welcomed Mohammed Siraj with back-to-back boundaries -- a swipe through mid-wicket was followed by a chip over cover. Stokes had luck on his side when he skied a shot off Shami, but Shardul Thakur shelled the chance at the cover, giving him life on 18. Bairstow added salt to the wound by smashing the next two balls for boundaries -- a flick over deep square leg was followed by a loft over mid-on. After Bairstow reached his fifty, Thakur struck in his very first over when Bumrah took a screamer of a catch, diving full length to his left at mid-off to dismiss Stokes just one ball after dropping a sitter of him. But Bairstow continued to march on, smashing short as well as full balls from Siraj and Thakur for boundaries, with a swat over backward square-leg for six being the standout. Thakur had Bairstow adjudged lbw while playing across the line but he reviewed it immediately and ultra-edge proved him right, as a clear spike meant Bairstow got to overturn the on-field decision. Two balls later, the rain brought an early end to a session full of power-packed entertainment, dominated easily by England and Bairstow. Also Read: Scorecard Brief scores: India 416 in 84.5 overs (Rishabh Pant 146, Ravindra Jadeja 104; James Anderson 5-60, Matthew Potts 2-105) lead England 200/6 in 45.3 overs (Jonny Bairstow 91 not out, Joe Root 31; Jasprit Bumrah 3-55, Shardul Thakur 1-28) by 216 runs.

CNMSports 3 Jul 2022 5:56 pm

Want CM's promises in writing: Karnatakas pourakarmikas continue protest

Protest Thousands of sanitation workers across Karnataka continued their protesting despite CM Basavaraj Bommais verbal assurances to make their jobs permanent soon. Samrah Attar Pourakarmikas protest in Bengaluru on July 1, 2022: TNM/Pranava On Saturday, July 2, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced that the services of pourakarmikas, the state sanitation workers, will be regularised. In the announcement that came soon after the pourakarmikas began an indefinite statewide protest on July 1, the CM also made a couple more assurances that pourakarmikas jobs will be made permanent within three months, contract drivers of garbage vehicles and helpers will be brought under direct payment, and a committee will be formed to help make their jobs permanent. Despite this, the protests continue as the Chief Ministers promises have not been given in writing. Maitreyi Krishnan, a state committee member of the All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU), said, These were the assurances made to us, which we asked to be presented in writing, to which the CM agreed. Unfortunately, in the minutes of the proceedings that have come out, certain essential aspects are missing. Firstly, the three-month time period mentioned earlier to make pourakarmika jobs permanent is missing. Secondly, a complete silence has been maintained on drivers and helpers. The workers say they are not convinced by mere verbal promises, since they have been agitating every year over a new issue with the government failing to meet their demands. Speaking to TNM, Nagamma, who has been working as a pourakarmika for 20 years, said, We dont have any trust or faith in the government. If they want us to believe them, they should come to the site of the protest and address us directly. They beg us for votes and when we vote, they do not stand up for us. Questioning the lack of assurances in writing, Kaya, a BBMP supervisor associated with the Pourakarmikara Sanghatanegala Janti Horata Samiti, asked, Why has the three-month duration not been given in writing? Officers are only playing with us. If they had given us proper wages, the work would have been going on smoothly. The CM says something and the officials say something else. Why cant they address us directly? The workers, most of whom are Dalit women, face oppression on multiple levels. Many pourakarmikas in their accounts expressed how often citizens speak to them rudely because of the nature of their work. Similarly, many officials too do not let them enter their offices, or ask them to stand at a distance while talking to them, the workers said. This is an unimaginably exploitative system where workers have been working for 25-30 years. Others have made money based on the labour of these pourakarmikas. There are struggles for everything for toilets, for minimum wages. They were brought under the direct payment system also after a huge struggle. Whatever they have today is because they demanded and agitated for it. It is high time that the government realises that the city runs because of pourakarmikas and gives them their due. At the same time, citizens must realise that we are healthy and without illnesses because of pourakarmikas, and come out in their support, Maitreyi said. The indefinite protest that began on July 1 across the state does not appear to have an imminent end in sight. Pourakarmikas are determined in their cause and have said that they will not budge unless all their demands are clearly promised to them in writing by the government.

The News Minute 3 Jul 2022 5:52 pm

Alcina review Handels enchanting opera glitters with retro glamour

Glyndebourne, Sussex Jane Archibald rises to the challenge as nightclub proprietor Alcina, as this lavish, campy production with punchy playing by the OAE transports the action to a 1960s Italian metropolis Theatrical illusion and offstage reality are the dominant metaphors in Francesco Michelis new Glyndebourne staging of Alcina . Lavish, unsettling and, at times, teetering on camp, its a finely crafted piece of work, though whether it ideally serves Handel s great 1735 examination of the mutable nature of desire and the transience of beauty is, perhaps, debatable. Micheli relocates the opera from the Renaissance to a 1960s Italian metropolis in the process of reconstruction, its skyline dominated by multiple cranes and a concrete skyscraper modelled on the Torre Velasca in Milan. Alcinas enchanted island is now a nightclub-cum-variety-theatre (called Isola di Alcina) in the skyscrapers shadow, with Alcina herself (Jane Archibald) both its proprietor and one of its principal stars, alongside Soraya Mafis Morgana. Continue reading...

The Guardian 3 Jul 2022 5:32 pm

Navy: Multiple errors poisoned Pearl Harbor water

A Navy investigation released Thursday revealed that shoddy management and human error caused fuel to leak into Pearl Harbor's tap water last year, poisoning thousands of people and forcing military families to evacuate their homes for hotels. The investigation is the first detailed account of how jet fuel from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, a massive World War II-era military-run tank farm in the hills above Pearl Harbor, leaked into a well that supplied water to housing and offices in and around the sprawling base. Some 6,000 people suffered nausea, headaches, rashes and other symptoms.

The Times of India 3 Jul 2022 5:26 pm

Ravindra Jadeja Reveals His Mind-Set After Ton Against England At Edgbaston

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja revealed that while making 104 during the first innings of the rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston, he was telling himself to not throw his bat outside the off-stump and play with the bat closer to the body. On Saturday, during day two, Jadeja notched up his first Test hundred outside India, with his splendid 104 becoming the perfect second foil to Rishabh Pant's marvellous 146 on day one. His knock had discipline combined with eye-catch shots, propelling India to post 416 in the first innings. I was enjoying my batting, especially when coming to England, you have to prepare yourself like that because in conditions like this, you can't throw your bat outside the off-stump. You just always have to play closer to the body, so that was what I was looking to do it. I was working on my mindset and kept talking to myself that 'I don't need to throw your bat outside the off-stump, let the ball come to me'. I just kept talking to myself and that helped me a lot because in England, if you look to play cover drives, you have a chance of getting caught out in slip. That is what I was telling myself, don't throw bat outside off-stump, play closer to the body, said Jadeja in a chat to Ravi Shastri for broadcasters Sky Sports before the start of day three. Jadeja had a 222-run stand with Pant, in a much-needed rear-guard act for India, who were 98/5 at one point, telling the wicketkeeper-batter to play in a sensible way. Also, me and Rishabh (Pant) were talking to each other that put price on our wicket because when I was batting, there were tricky situations and kept talking to each other in the middle. We all know how attacking he is. He loves to take on the bowlers. I was just saying to him that 'make sure your shot selection would be alright. Try and just play sensibly'. Because at times, you keep playing and trying all those shots, then you get out. So, I was trying to keep and tell him to calm down. I was taking my time initially and was trying to get going. Like, Rishabh was scoring runs from the other end and I was holding back, trying to give him a stand and build a long partnership. That was going through our minds. Jadeja felt that India need to just hit the areas which captain Jasprit Bumrah and pacer Mohammed Shami hit consistently on Saturday. Nothing has changed in the wicket. The odd ball was kicking off, so if you keep hitting the seam, like how Shami and Bumrah did (on day two), they were fantastic and were bowling in good areas. Hopefully, if we get couple of wickets today, we will be on top of the game. Also Read: Scorecard Jadeja signed off by reflecting on a point in his career when self-belief became a big factor in his batting stocks rising in Test cricket. I started believing in myself few years ago, from 2017/18. Like, I needed to survive at this level, I can survive and score runs at this level. That mindset helped me a lot and now whenever I come out to bat, I look to play long and try to score big runs.

CNMSports 3 Jul 2022 5:12 pm

Candid video of Ram Charan flaunting his new hairstyle goes viral

Hyderabad: Ram Charan, who is currently savouring the success of the blockbuster movie RRR, appeared in an impromptu video, which has taken the internet by storm. The Magadheera actor, who will be next seen in a heavy-budget political drama, had hosted multiple parties at his residence, having Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Venkatesh, and others on 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 3 Jul 2022 3:49 pm

Test rode the Gixxer SF 250, dealer asking me to buy the same unit

BHPian SkylineGTR recently shared this with other enthusiasts. I went to a Suzuki showroom to take a test ride of the Gixxer SF 250, a motorcycle that has been on my list of prospective bikes for a long time. The bike was fine and all, however, it was not a test ride vehicle. It was a fresh unit parked in the showroom. The SA told me it was meant for delivery to another person. I asked, when? He said, next week. I asked for a test ride. He said he would give me one but I ought to be careful since the bike did not have insurance. The sales manager was polite and courteous: I took two rides, one short and then a slightly longer one which he allowed after I asked for a longer TD. What's pestering me is that he is kind of asking me to buy the same bike that I test rode. He insists that it's a brand new piece and I am the first person to TD it. I obviously don't believe him. The speedo wire is disconnected too so there's no way to know how many kilometres the bike has run. I asked him about the other person for whom the bike is meant, but he says that person has not deposited money as of now so there are no issues if they give his bike to me. I then asked him how he had ordered a bike from Suzuki if the supposed customer had not even made a booking yet? He said, sir, that's how we operate, and we needed a piece to display in the showroom anyway. Really? You just order a bike from the factory because some guy called you and told you he'd buy one in a few days? I again insisted on getting a fresh, factory-delivered piece but he said there are no issues with this one and again insisted I buy that one only. Is this behaviour normal?Here are my concernsWhat if this bike is a test ride vehicle and has already run multiple hundred kms? Test ride bikes aren't treated kindly, people would definitely have revved it hard and ruined the engine.What kind of showroom just orders a bike from the factory without taking a booking amount?Why can't he just say, ok sir no problem, you pay the booking amount and we'll get you a fresh piece?Although the sales manager was very polite and sat with me after his closing hours to explain to me the pricing and all, I have already lost trust in this showroom. Now even if he agrees to get a new unit I will have a doubt that it's the same old TD bike, washed and cleaned. What should I do? Here's what BHPian Engine_Roars had to say about the matter:Well, you were more than happy to test ride a bike that was supposed to be delivered to someone else, I mean, if you were this worried about getting a new bike, you should not have ridden someone else's bike. On another note, if you don't want to take this bike, simply reject, they can't force you.Here's what BHPian KPR had to say about the matter:My BIL and I test rode a Gixxer SF150 in 2018 that was standing in a showroom. Speedo cable was removed and it was a new bike. We loved it. Asked if there is any other blue colour available. Dealer said that the bike we rode was a new one and no stock is available in the yard. We checked the VIN and it was just 1 month old. So we didn't think twice and purchased it although we knew someone could've test rode the same bike. In my opinion, we are the best judge. We saw no scratches and no complaints about the bike. There's nothing wrong with purchasing the bike if you're convinced.Here's what BHPian neil.jericho had to say about the matter:There is an old saying, what is good for the goose is good for the gander! You can't really have it both ways, buddy. You were fine with riding the bike to be delivered to another person, even when it was without insurance (What if you had an accident on the way, even if it was no fault of your own?). However, you aren't fine with taking delivery of that very same bike. That doesn't seem very logical. This is not to absolve the dealership of any responsibility. If they are willing to give another customer's delivery bike to you for a test ride, how do you know that they won' order another bike for you, give that for test rides and then hand it over to you at the time of delivery? Life finds a way of coming full circle. If you like the SF 250 and you enjoyed this particular unit, don't overthink it. Put it down to a lesson learnt and buy the bike. Within a few days, you will forget all about the dealer's antics. If you like the SF 250 but are hell-bent on not getting the bike which you have test ridden, then order it in another colour. If you aren't comfortable with how the situation played out / is playing out, given that there is no other Suzuki dealer in town, then you are probably better off going in for another brand with an equivalent product and much more honest dealers. Look for the area sales manager's number in the showroom and talk to him if you have any concerns.Here's what BHPian v12 had to say about the matter:It's simple, just make a note of the VIN of the bike you test rode and ensure you check the VIN of the new bike. The dealer cannot force you to buy the bike that he wants to sell you. If you have not already made a note of the VIN and are scared that he may try and sell you the same bike, try booking the bike after a month when the fresh stock comes in - that way you would be assured that you are getting a fresh piece. If nothing, just change your dealer.Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information.

Team-BHP 3 Jul 2022 3:40 pm

17.5 mn content pieces 'actioned' on Facebook in India during May: Meta

Meta-owned Facebook 'actioned' about 17.5 million content pieces across 13 violation categories in India during May, according to the latest monthly report by the social media giant. The content 'actioned' belonged to categories including bullying and harassment, violent and graphic content, adult nudity and sexual activity, child endangerment, dangerous organisations and individuals, and spam, among others. Facebook took action against about 17.5 million content pieces between May 1-31, 2022 across multiple categories, while Meta's photo-sharing platform Instagram 'actioned' nearly 4.1 million pieces of content across 12 categories during the same period, according to its recently-released India monthly report. Taking action could include removing a piece of content from Facebook or Instagram or covering photos or videos that may be disturbing to some audiences with a warning, Meta's report said. Under the IT rules that came into effect in May last year, large digital platforms

Business Standard 3 Jul 2022 3:33 pm

In Pics: GLAM celebrity looks and fashion moments from the week

Mumbai: Forget the monsoon rains, think fire again, folks! Credits to actresses starting from Kiara Advani, Kriti Sanon to Disha Patani. The week gone by has had multiple love-it fashion moments that stopped us in our tracks. Tara Sutaria She rocked an Ankita Dharman tribal-printed monochrome strapless corset top and shorts. Sara Ali Khan [] The post In Pics: GLAM celebrity looks and fashion moments from the week appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 3 Jul 2022 3:22 pm

IND vs ENG 5th Test: Ravindra Jadeja breaks silence on CSK captaincy debacle, says 'IPL was not..'

After the end of Day 2, Jadeja attended a press conference and he was asked a question on the CSK captaincy debacle and whether it was playing on his mind when he went to bat? Jadaja said 'absolutely not' before adding that when he is playin for India, all his focus is doing well for the national team.

Zee News 3 Jul 2022 3:09 pm

Best Eco-Friendly Alternatives for the Plastic in Your Life

Bhubaneswar: Would you like to see less plastic in your home and less plastic waste in the world? Here are some long-lasting plastic alternatives available right now. Stainless steel Tough and easy to clean, stainless steel options for reusable food and beverage storage have multiplied in recent years. You can replace single-use cups, kitchen storage, [] The post Best Eco-Friendly Alternatives for the Plastic in Your Life appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 3 Jul 2022 2:46 pm

Australian Speedster Starc Confirms Unavailability In BBL's Upcoming Season

Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has said he will not be a part of the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL), becoming the first home star cricketer to confirm his unavailability for the lucrative T20 tournament. The 32-year-old Starc last played the competition in 2014/15. While Starc said he enjoyed BBL, he added that his approach to all franchise-based cricket remains the same and that he wants to concentrate on playing for the country. I have always enjoyed the BBL when I have played it ... but my approach with all franchise cricket hasn't changed over the last seven years, Starc told thewest.co.au on Sunday. My approach to the IPL, BBL, I have looked at the Australian schedule and wanting to be as fit and well-performed for that as I can. And franchise cricket has taken a back seat. Starc played for the Sydney Sixers in 2014/15, and since then he has rejected several potential offers from franchise leagues across the world. Australia have an extremely busy schedule this season as, following the conclusion of the month-long series against Sri Lanka, they have limited-overs series against Zimbabwe, New Zealand, India, England and West Indies as well as a ICC T20 World Cup at home in October-November this year. They will also play Tests against the West Indies and South Africa before the BBL window, with a tour of India, away Ashes and the 50-over World Cup in India highlighting next year's calendar. Also Read: Scorecard The schedule in the next 18 months is ridiculous. I will always keep Australian cricket front of mind, and then franchise cricket (second). I also like spending time at home and seeing my wife (cricketer Alyssa Healy), Starc said.

CNMSports 3 Jul 2022 2:32 pm

The week in TV: The Undeclared War; Aids: The Unheard Tapes; Sherwood; Only Murders in the Building and more

Coders fight to save Britain in Peter Kosminskys masterly cyberdrama; lip-synced Aids testimonies hit home; and James Grahams Sherwood draws to a thrilling close The Undeclared War (Channel 4) | All 4 Aids: The Unheard Tapes (BBC Two) | iPlayer Sherwood (BBC One) | iPlayer Only Murders in the Building ( Disney+ ) Money Heist: Korea Joint Economic Area ( Netflix ) You fancy yourself as a diehard cynic, schooled in the bleakness of the world, then you watch something like Peter Kosminskys The Undeclared War (Channel 4) and realise youre a Pollyanna, skipping, pigtails flying, through the buttercups of life. Continue reading...

The Guardian 3 Jul 2022 2:00 pm

New Maruti Suzuki Brezza vs Tata Nexon vs Hyundai Venue vs Kia Sonet: Compact SUV price comparison

Maruti Suzuki has launched the highly awaited all-new Brezza compact SUV in India with prices starting from Rs 7.99 lakh (Ex-showroom) and is offering multiple segment first features.

Zee News 3 Jul 2022 1:38 pm

Maruti Suzuki to Deploy Strong Hybrid Technology

Maruti Suzuki India is planning to have strong hybrid technology across its model range in the coming years. According to a senior company official, the company is looking to deploy strong hybrid tech across the range of models, they are going to focus more on green technologies. The auto giant is aiming to have strong and mild hybrid technologies as part of its environment-friendly technology initiative. The company will include environmentally friendly elements in each of its models, enabling better fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprint. The auto major will focus on battery electric vehicles, CNG cars and on ethanol and bio-CNG compliant engines would also be prioritised going ahead. Maruti Suzuki India Technical Officer CV Raman said, In the next five to seven years, every model will have some element (of green technology) or the other. There will be no pure petrol powertrain across the range, Hybrid cars combine the advantages of gasoline engines and electric motors. A mild hybrid system offers only minuscule benefits, while the strong hybrid mechanism, which entails a bigger battery and related aggregates, offers a considerable jump in fuel efficiency and thus a reduction in carbon footprint. He highlighted the fact that the company is particularly looking to have strong hybrid technology across multiple models going ahead. When asked if all models would be candidates for strong self-changing hybrid powertrains, Raman said, We will definitely look at that option, When we come up with a technology, we try to democratise it by putting it across as many models as possible, he stated. The company's upcoming mid-size SUV is going to have a strong hybrid system. MSI is slated to unveil the model later this month. It already offers mild-hybrid technology across various models. Raman noted that currently in the absence of adequate charging infrastructure in the country, hybrid technology is the best way forward in the transition phase towards pure battery electric vehicles. The self-charging hybrid mechanism not only offers a reduction in CO2 emissions and enhanced fuel efficiency but also takes care of range anxiety issues for buyers, he stated. Delhi Enforcement Teams To get Bikes and More Teams Renault to invest $377 mn in Brazil for a new SUV New Maruti Brezza to be launched soon

News Track 3 Jul 2022 1:31 pm

2 Delhi CGHS docs suspended for favouring pharma company

Two central government health scheme (CGHS) doctors have been suspended and few others may face disciplinary action for allegedly prescribing certain medicines to favour a particular pharmaceutical company.

The Times of India 3 Jul 2022 1:09 pm

Brics, G 7 and Putin-Modi tele-conversation: India engaging different poles

Indias recent diplomatic manoeuvres reflect its clear understanding of the changing international scene, growing uncertainties and developing complexities while focusing sharply on its national interests and simultaneously working for common good globally in line with...

The Times of India 3 Jul 2022 1:03 pm

Above dozen terrorist launch pads active across LoC: Intel report

As per intelligence inputs, a top government official citing intelligence input said, nearly 200 terrorists are waiting on these launch pads in PoK to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir. The official said there has been a few instances of successful infiltration along the LoC in the valley so far this year as most of their attempts have been foiled and the terrorists were killed in multiple operations.

The Times of India 3 Jul 2022 12:53 pm

IND VS ENG: IPL was not on my mind - Jadeja on cricket league controversy after scoring 100 at Edgbaston

In the ongoing fifth and final Test between India and England, the men in blue have the match titled on their side after Day 2 as Team England was 84/5 and trailing by 332 runs.

India TV 3 Jul 2022 12:52 pm

Royal Navy promoted sailor despite joining neo-Nazi group

Would-be submariner exposed by Observer escaped discipline amid fear of extremism in forces A Royal Navy submariner who the Ministry of Defence knew had links to the far right was promoted after joining an even more extreme rightwing organisation. Kenneth McCourt was exposed by the Observer in 2019 as a member of a white nationalist group with links to a banned terrorist organisation. Despite a subsequent MoD investigation, McCourt was allowed to remain in the navy without being disciplined and, according to his LinkedIn profile, was promoted last November to the rank of petty officer. Continue reading...

The Guardian 3 Jul 2022 12:45 pm

The criminal here is the media: Journalists recount how ISRO spy case was concocted

Controversy Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, a biopic on the life of scientist Nambi Narayanan who was falsely accused of espionage in 1994, released on July 1. The film is directed by Madhavan, who also plays the lead role. Sharanya Gopinathan PTI When Nambi Narayanan finally received a modicum of justice from the Supreme Court in September 2018 in the infamous ISRO spy case, two journalists reminisced upon the media attention that surrounded (or perhaps spawned) the case then. Asian College of Journalism chairman and Asianet founder Sashi Kumar took to Facebook to share his memories of the media fracas around the ISRO spy case when it broke, and in particular, the path that television channel Asianet took in reporting the case, compared to other Malayalam news houses. Sashi Kumar recounted how Asianet stood steadfast and alone in calling this humongous bluff perpetrated on a credulous public in Kerala and the rest of India, and mentioned the repercussions he faced because of it. When a Special Investigation Team (SIT) team took over the case in 1996, the Kerala police tried intimidating Sashi Kumar by filing a defamation case against him, claiming that the channels assertion that the case was malicious and fraudulent was defamatory against the Kerala police. According to Sashi Kumar, it was a combination of various factors the facts gleaned by Asianets editorial team, the anecdotal evidence, accounts by those who were in the know, the lapses, inconsistencies and contradictions in the stories handed out by the police to the press that convinced him that it was a fraudulent case. When the case first broke, Asianet did not have a formal news bulletin yet. So the channels perspective and position on this case were actually expressed by Babu Bhaskar and Paul Zacharia in the programme Pathra Vishesham, and by TN Gopakumar in his Kannadi slot. Even when we launched a formal news bulletin, we pursued the same approach of not unquestioningly accepting the versions put out by the police and intelligence departments. The core principle that guided us was that it is the duty of the free press in a democracy to be critically adversarial to the state; not to be a mouthpiece or propaganda arm of the state, he said in an email interview with TNM. And the defamation case filed against him was not a deterrent to their coverage of the case. There was an attempt to muzzle us with a defamation suit and the chilling effect, the police thought, might have on the channel. However, none of us was personally threatened or intimidated. Although, of course, there was a sense of concern and worry among the police personnel involved, that we were being quite open and demonstrative about their dislike for us and for the trouble and embarrassment the channel was causing them. Sashi Kumar also recounts applying for an anticipatory bail and how senior journalist and then full-time consultant for Asianet, Paul Zacharia, stood as his bail guarantor. Nevertheless, Asianet continued to poke holes in the news handouts and the information planted by the police and some of the intelligence agencies, adds Sashi Kumar. The Supreme Court has,finally, after what must seem almost a life long agonising legal battle for Nambi Narayanan,... SeeSashi Kumarspost onFriday, September 14, 2018 According to writer and veteran journalist Paul Zacharia, who spoke to TNM, the ISRO case was one of the most sordid stories of a nexus between politics, media and police, and horrible deeds by the Indian media. When asked about Asianets unique stance in reporting the issue in 1994, he says, It was impossible to work in media at the time and not realise that this was a fraudulent case, and that other news organisations could hardly claim ignorance of the facts as an excuse for their reportage. He says that nearly every other Malayalam news organisation wilfully manufactured lies around this case, even putting reporters on notice for not submitting enough fairy tales around this story per day. He also points out how the involvement of two good-looking women, who misunderstood complex technology, ISRO and politics, converged in this fraudulent case to create the kind of story that many media houses could get months of traction from. He recounts, The whole story began with a 3 centimetre-long story in the Communist partys official newspaper, about the arrest of a Maldivian woman, Mariam Rashida, for overstaying her visa by a few days. Then, another news house, Mangalam, picked up the story and began connecting the arrested woman with various businessmen and scientists. This strategy proved successful for Mangalam in terms of creating buzz around a (non-existent) story. Soon, other news houses, such as Malayala Manorama and then Mathrubhumi, also picked it up, until it snowballed into a quasi James Bond-esque thriller of sex, politics, misunderstood scientific technology, corruption and espionage that no media house could ignore. Zacharia points out that politicians began seeing the story as an opportune moment to reach their own conclusion soon enough, and piled on to facilitate the ouster of then Kerala Chief Minister K Karunakaran in favour of AK Antony. Zacharia adds that without the media fabrication of the story, politicians would not have had any material to work with. Essentially, the criminal here is the media itself. If the media hadnt built it up, politicians would not have been able to leverage it effectively, he says. He also points out that despite ruining the lives and careers of the scientists, businessmen, politicians and others implicated in this case, not a single media organisation has apologised for their unethical and fabricated coverage of the case so far. Note:This article was first published on September 16, 2018.

The News Minute 3 Jul 2022 12:24 pm

This SaaS startup is breaking language barriers by dubbing video content in real-time

Founded in 2021, Gurugram-based Dubverse.ai is a SaaS platform that allows users to automatically dub video content in real-time to multiple languages.

Your Story 3 Jul 2022 11:38 am

New Maruti Suzuki Brezza 2022 compact SUV launched in India, complete Accessory kit revealed

Maruti Suzuki has launched the highly awaited all-new Brezza compact SUV in India with prices starting from Rs 7.99 lakh (Ex-showroom) and is offering multiple segment first features like HUD among others.

Zee News 3 Jul 2022 11:37 am

A mirage of peace? Joe Biden ventures back into Middle Easts shifting sands | Simon Tisdall

US presidents visit to Saudi Arabia comes at a moment of great upheaval as Russia and China compete for influence Across the battlefields of the Middle East, the ground is shifting. New alliances mitigate old enmities. Revised calculations of national advantage, evolving priorities and cautious diplomatic bridge-building conjure tantalising hopes of peace on multiple fronts. But change driven by fear has shallow roots. And fear, rather than faith in any wider vision, still permeates this contested landscape. The context, as ever, is a great power struggle between a newly aggressive Russia, an expansionist China, and a US determined to get back in the game. Continue reading...

The Guardian 3 Jul 2022 11:30 am

Only UK-EU cooperation can bring Northern Ireland peace and prosperity | Annalena Baerbock and Simon Coveney

The British government has chosen unilaterally to break the protocol, which it signed two years ago but Europe stands by it Twenty-four years ago, people from across the island of Ireland came out in huge numbers to vote in support of the Good Friday (Belfast) agreement. Their vote was a clear vote against conflict and violence, to ensure that all children on the island of Ireland would be able to grow up in peace. This was a genuinely remarkable and defining moment. The agreement was explicitly built on the principles of partnership, equality and mutual respect. Its defining legacy has been to commit everyone to pursue dialogue in order to resolve differences. Continue reading...

The Guardian 3 Jul 2022 11:30 am

Today's Birthday: 3rd July

Happy birthday and welcome to this special section of Webdunia English. Here, we render the astro updates and shed light on the personality of the birthday boy/girl. Here we go: According to the numerology, your birth number is (0+3) 3. Number 3 represents planet Jupiter. These people have a good analytical capacity to argue over anything. Besides, they are also candid andkind hearted. As they are highly disciplined, sometimes they impose dictatorship. Despite being a philosopher these people are swift in working. A stronghold in education is their another trait. A thrust for perfection every time motivates them to do better, and when they have to settle with anything less than perfect, a sinking feeling sets in their heart. Lucky Day : 3, 12, 21, 30 Lucky Number : 1, 3, 6, 7, 9 Lucky Year : 2019, 2028, 2030, 2031, 2034, 2043, 2049, 2052 Ishtdev: Goddess Saraswati, Jupiter, Lord Vishnu Lucky color : Yellow, Golden, Pink The year ahead:- Success knocks at your door every third day this year. Students may crack a significant exam to shape up their career. Employees receive adulation and promotion as per the merit. A favorable year for the start-ups. Cupid to add more romance in your love life. The home is set to get a renovation as per Vastu. Friends circle gets more congenial and foes are in passive mode. Celebs with birth number-3 General Manekshaw Aurangzeb Abraham Lincoln Swami Vivekananda Rajendra Prasad

Web Dunia 3 Jul 2022 10:37 am

China's top diplomat visits Myanmar amid opposition protest

The Times of India 3 Jul 2022 10:28 am

As A Batsman My Self-Confidence Will Go Up, Says Jadeja After Hitting A Century

If you are playing well for India, there is nothing like it; I have always tried to play well for India, Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja said after the second day's play in the fifth and final cricket Test against England. Earlier on Saturday, he completed a well deserved 104 -- a mature and responsible innings -- to help India reach to an unexpected total of 416 after he joined Rishabh Pant when the score was 98 for five on the opening day of the Test match. He also shared that he was feeling very good. As a player a 100 in England is very good. He added: I was always thinking of leaving balls outside the off-stump, because discipline is important (in English conditions), otherwise you can get caught in the slips. Asked about the benefit of his century, he reacted: As a batsman my self-confidence will go up. When questioned about his possible role as a spin bowler in the upcoming fourth innings of the Test, Jadeja joked: It will be good if I have no role to play as a bowler. That will be best for the team. I am a team player. Speaking to the press, 39-year-old Jimmy Anderson, who captured five wickets in the Indian innings, said: The best line of defence (for England in their innings, which is underway) will be to attack. The enquiry was as to whether his team would be able to bat as aggressively as they did against New Zealand in last month's series. England were a quite precarious 84 for five at close of play on the second day. The fast bowler explained: We have been in this position before this summer. Pant played an amazing innings and Jadeja came into his own today, he commented paying tribute to the way the two Indian cricketers had batted in the match. However, he felt England were unfortunate that a record 35 runs were given away in a Stuart Broad over, when stand-in Indian captain Jasprit Bumrah plundered runs. Also Read: Scorecard We were unlucky because of the dropped catch at fine leg. Nobody would have talked about it had that been taken.

CNMSports 3 Jul 2022 10:21 am

Mitchell Starc on skipping IPL and BBL: I will always keep Australian cricket over franchise cricket

Mitchell Starc says he will always keep Australian cricket over IPL and BBL

India Today 3 Jul 2022 10:20 am

No, There's Nothing to Celebrate in Supreme Court's Comments on Nupur Sharma

The court ignored the TT Antony principle on multiple FIRs, and failed to take action on hate speech when it could.

The Quint 3 Jul 2022 9:27 am

Tainted DTCP official retires

The district town and country planning office allowed C Mathivanan, the joint director at the office, to retire after he attained superannuation on Thursday. He faces a disciplinary inquiry for allegedly burning official documents in his possession in 2019.

The Times of India 3 Jul 2022 8:29 am

Cristiano Ronaldo Wants To Leave Manchester United: Reports

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United this summer if the Premier League club receive an appropriate offer, according to multiple reports

NDTV 3 Jul 2022 8:07 am

ENG vs IND | Ravindra Jadeja moves on from IPL controversy with 1st overseas century: What happened, happened

Jadeja moves on from IPL controversy with 1st overseas century: What happened, happened

India Today 3 Jul 2022 8:01 am

Sau-rashtrian RavindraJadeja shines for India after IPL low

After all-rounder's hundred puts tourists on top, bowlers run through England's top-order.

The New Indian Express 3 Jul 2022 7:24 am

Charges against Pinarayi: UDF seeks Kerala HC-monitored investigation

Veteran Congress leader Oommen Chandy on Saturday said that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan dreaded the prospect of an investigation into the diplomatic channel gold smuggling case.

The New Indian Express 3 Jul 2022 6:51 am

Remedial training centre for erring drivers opened in Ernakulam

Focus on attitudinal change, lane discipline, and parking skills

The Hindu 3 Jul 2022 4:46 am

Discipline, commitment are key to success, students told

Income Tax Commissioner B. Srinivas said education integrated with ethics and inculcation of leadership qualities would help young learners go a long way in life.

The Hindu 3 Jul 2022 4:39 am

Multiple Sena leaders flex muscles in Nagpur

The Times of India 3 Jul 2022 4:22 am

Mango diplomacy: Bdesh PM gifts 200 kg of Amrapali variety to Sarma

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has gifted about 200 kgs of the finest quality of Amrapali mangoes to Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The Times of India 3 Jul 2022 3:32 am

Mumbai agrees to offer contracts for first-class players

Mumbai, July 2: In a move that would please the first-class cricketers here, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has in-principle agreed to have contracts for them. This decision was taken at the recent Apex Council meeting and it will be the same like the way BCCI has it. The modalities will be worked out by [] The post Mumbai agrees to offer contracts for first-class players appeared first on The Shillong Times .

The Shillong Times 3 Jul 2022 2:45 am

Inspired by Serena, Venus wins her comeback match

Wimbledon, July 2: Inspired by her sisters comeback, Venus Williams made one of her own at Wimbledon. Venus and partner Jamie Murray won a mixed doubles that was the first in any tennis discipline for the seven-time Grand Slam singles champion in more than 10 months. They defeated Alicja Rosolska and Michael Venus 6-3, 6-7 [] The post Inspired by Serena, Venus wins her comeback match appeared first on The Shillong Times .

The Shillong Times 3 Jul 2022 2:40 am

Manmohan Singh Praises Ex-Diplomat's Role In Normalising Indo-Pak Ties

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh has condoled the death of former diplomat Satinder Lambah and described him as one of the most outstanding members of the Indian Foreign Service who gave utmost...

NDTV 3 Jul 2022 1:12 am

Why Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers is a master class in animation

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers mixed multiple generations of animation styles using clever tricks and an innovative approach to visual effects.

Digital Trends 3 Jul 2022 12:31 am

Pandemic-related manufacturing shutdowns catch up with Tesla

Tesla produced 258,580 vehicles in the second quarter of 2022, the automaker announced on Saturday. While thats a 25 percent year-on-year increase from the number of cars it made during Q2 2021, its also fewer vehicles than the company produced at the start of the year amid an exceptionally difficult quarter . In the first three months of 2022, the company manufactured 305,407 cars, meaning production volume declined by 15 percent from the previous quarter. As a result, Tesla also delivered fewer vehicles in the past three months than it did at the start of the year. Deliveries declined by nearly 18 percent between Q1 and Q2 2022 to 254,695. The setback marks the first time in two years that Teslas deliveries have fall quarter over quarter. The company saw production slowed by ongoing component shortages that affected the entire auto industry. Tesla was also forced to stop work at its critical Shanghai Gigafactory multiple times in March due to the strict COVID-19 lockdowns that hit Chinas most populous city. BREAKING: Tesla delivered 254,695 vehicles in Q2. Total Q2 production was 258,580. Tesla also announced they will report Q2 earnings on July 20, 2022. Congrats @Tesla & @elonmusk on a great result despite tough conditions in Q2! pic.twitter.com/LEffNPnGdS Sawyer Merritt (@SawyerMerritt) July 2, 2022 If theres a silver lining for Tesla, its that the company would appear well-positioned to bounce back next quarter. According to Tesla investor Sawyer Merritt , the company said it achieved its highest monthly vehicle production volume in June. Well know more about Teslas outlook when the company shares its full Q2 2022 results on July 20th.

Engadget 3 Jul 2022 12:09 am

South Africa beat dogged Wales with last kick of game in 32-29 thriller

First Test: South Africa 32-29 Wales Damian Willemses pressure penalty proves the difference Full-back Damian Willemse kicked a pressure penalty after the hooter to secure South Africa a 32-29 victory over Wales in a see-saw test at a raucous Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Dewi Lake also crossed for the tourists, who took the world champions close but paid the price for ill-discipline in their own 22 as they lost four players to yellow cards and conceded a penalty-try. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Jul 2022 11:11 pm

Why electronic sports is at a turning point in India

In February, INOX Leisure, Indias second largest multiplex chain that has presence in 71 cities, and the Esports Federation of India (ESFI) entered into a partnership to popularise it in the country. By offering its cinemas as the coliseum to watch video games, INOX could provide a communityviewing experience of tournaments on the big screen and change its fortunes.

The Economic Times 2 Jul 2022 11:03 pm

IND vs ENG 5th Test, Day 1: Rain interrupts live action at Edgbaston; Twitter reacts

Edgbaston| England and English cricket conditions are a fantastic place to be in when action is in full swing, but what is consistent with England is rain delays. Not just one, but multiple rain delays which get extremely frustrating both for the players and the viewers. Be it any venue, any season in the country, the playing conditions might differ but what remains consistent is the regular interruption of rain.

India TV 2 Jul 2022 10:48 pm

Chinas top diplomat visits Myanmar amid opposition protest

The Indian Express 2 Jul 2022 10:37 pm

Home tweet home: birdhouses designed by artists in pictures

One of the few positives from lockdown is the number of city dwellers who connected with urban wildlife during the long days at home. New York-based music supervisor Randall Poster is one of them. He loved listening to birdsong in the quiet city so much that he decided to highlight the birds plight as their habitats vanish. With producer Rebecca Reagan, he created For the Birds , a multidisciplinary initiative that includes The Birdsong Project , a 20-LP box set of music and poems to enjoy. If you head to Brooklyn Botanic Garden between now and October, theres also an installation of 33 artist-built birdhouses. Some are species specific, such as Jessica Maffias A Home for Flickers and Nina Cooke Johns Oh Robin!, but all reflect the complex, fragile, migratory lives of the birds. We hope that visitors will feel the joy of creativity and the inspiration of birds and birdsong, says Poster. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Jul 2022 9:30 pm

Jakobsen wins Tour stage two after late crash as Van Aert takes yellow

Rider preferred to Cavendish picks up win after chaotic finale Wout van Aert takes overall lead from Yves Lampaert Fabio Jakobsen, selected ahead of multiple stage winner Mark Cavendish for the QuickStep team, won stage two of the 2022 Tour de France, from Roskilde to Nyborg, ahead of Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), who was compensated by moving into the overall race lead. In a chaotic finale, the first Tour stage win of the Dutch riders career completed his remarkable comeback from the life-threatening injuries he suffered after a high-speed crash in the Tour of Poland in 2020. Jakobsens selection, at the expense of Cavendish, was vindicated as his team took their second stage in less than 24 hours. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Jul 2022 9:08 pm

Top Gun: Maverick (English)

TOP GUN: MAVERICK starts with test pilot Captain Pete Maverick Mitchell (Tom Cruise), who has purposely dodged advancement in rank to continue flying after 36 years of service. One day, Maverick is summoned to be put in charge of training a group of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission under the orders of his former rival, Admiral Tom Iceman Kazansky (Val Kilmer), who is the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Among them is Lieutenant Bradley Rooster Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of Maverick's late best friend and RIO Nick Goose Bradshaw. When Maverick arrives, he is told by his commanding officers that the elite group of Top Gun pilots has been assembled for a special mission against a nameless hostile mountainous nation that has started to make facilities for enriched uranium. The assembled team under Maverick is ordered to pre-emptively destroy the uranium facility in spite of its highly peculiar location deep inside a mountainous canyon protected by multiple SAM sites surrounding it. Maverick meets the team of elite pilots, who greet him coldly. One of them, Jake Hangman Seresin (Glen Powell), cynically keeps his distance from the other pilots, including Maverick. There is high tension between Maverick and Rooster when they meet, which at times breaks out into vented hostility and an almost-fistfight between Hangman and Rooster. When the training begins and the pilots see Maverick's skills while flying during training dogfights, the other pilots begin to re-assess their scepticism about Maverick and most of them grow to appreciate Maverick's talent for air combat. Maverick presents a mission plan to the high command and tells them that he recommends a mission of two F/A-18 Hornets, each with a separate F/A-18E/F Super Hornet escort. The final pilot crews are assembled and the mission is launched with Maverick in command. Will the mission be successful, with Maverick and Rooster come to terms with their differences, will Rooster and Hangmans rivalry be their undoing is what makes up the rest of the film.

Bollywood Hungama 2 Jul 2022 9:03 pm

Single-Use Plastic Banned: Is India Ready?

The government banned single use plastic across India starting July 1. It's a ban on 19 plastic products, including everyday products such as straws, plastic glasses, spoons, forks. But there are multiple questions - is India ready for this ban? And will the extra expense be passed on to customers adding to inflation? Are there enough affordable alternatives available? And what are the changes you can make to your life for a plastic-free life? All these questions answered in this report.

NDTV 2 Jul 2022 8:36 pm

If Pakistan, India ever forge peaceful relations, its credit will also go to Lambah: Pak's ex-diplomats

Islamabad/Lahore, Jul 2: Satinder Lambah was an epitome of diplomacy and if Pakistan and India can ever forge peaceful relations, its credit will also go to the veteran Indian diplomat and his tireless efforts will not go waste, an ex-foreign minister

Oneindia 2 Jul 2022 8:24 pm

China's top diplomat visits Myanmar amid opposition protest

Foreign Minister Wang Yi will join counterparts from Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam in a meeting of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation group

The Hindu 2 Jul 2022 7:54 pm

Video of Nilgiris tribal man carried on makeshift stretcher shows plight of hamlets

Tribal issues The plight of tribespeople came to light after one of them was attacked by a wild bear but the struggle to access the road during emergencies is neither new nor surprising for them. Nithya Pandian The video of half a dozen tribespeople carrying a man, who was attacked by a bear, in a makeshift stretcher made of bamboo poles and cloth through the dense forest in Nilgiris went viral on social media last week. They had to take breaks in between while carrying him down the hilly terrain to reach the road where an ambulance service that could save his life could be accessed. Soonan, a member of the Irula tribe, was attacked by the bear while engaged in work close to his home. He was bleeding heavily and tribesmen rushed him to the hospital in the makeshift stretcher to the Mettukal area. From there he was taken to the Kotagiri General Hospital by ambulance where he got first aid. Later, he was referred to the Coimbatore Government Hospital for further treatment. This struggle to access the road during emergencies is neither new nor surprising to the tribal people of Kodagur village of Kotagiri. In 2019, tribespeople from Anaippalam had to wait for 17 hours to get an ambulance, to rescue people struck by lightning, due to the lack of road facilities. In Nilgiris, many tribal villages are deprived of the basic amenities and they have to fight with the local administration to have amenities like roads, electricity, and drinking water. Tribespeople in remote Nilgiris get a road finally but say its of little use Kodagur, an Irula and Kurumba tribal hamlet, comes under Kengarai panchayat, located 35km away from Kotagiri. Once, more than 100 families lived there but due to lack of road facilities, most of them relocated to Metukkual. Less than 30 families are living in Kodugur and the residents have to walk three hours to access the road in Mettukal, where they can get autos to reach the nearest towns or villages. The journey between Kodagur and Mettukal is not safe because of the presence of wild animals. While on their way to ancestral villages, people have been chased down by elephants or bitten by snakes, says Murugan, president of Kengarai panchayat. Residents of tribal villages say lack of road facilities have impacted their livelihood. Due to the lack of road facilities, I had to stay away from my home village. I'm a farmer, cultivating coffee and cassava. It was not easy for us to carry all the products on our shoulders from Kodugur to Mettukal and the markets. Many are now relocating to nearest towns and villages where the road facilities are available, '' says Sivakumar, a resident of Kodagur. Mettukal has roads but the buses are rare. People have to walk another four or five kilometres to get the bus. Students are the most affected. Literacy level here is low and these hurdles make them stay away from education says Murugan. Karnan, a student from Kodugur, pursuing his graduation from Ooty Government College, said if there were proper roads and vehicle connectivity, they could stop worrying about worrying about the jumbos and other wild animals. With the allocated funds, we tried our best to introduce facilities in the villages. But roads cannot be made with the fund. Ooty DRDA (District Rural Development Agency) is the nodal office for road schemes. We have approached the local administration multiple times but it was not fruitful. In cities like Chennai and Coimbatore, bridges worth hundreds of crores were erected just to avoid traffic jams. But people here have to walk through jungle paths to make a living, says Murugan. What does the DRDA say? We inspected all three villages in Kengarai panchayat and have given our project estimate to the district collector. But constructing roads there involves many practical difficulties, says Jeyaraman, who heads Nilgiris DRDA project. According to him, the nature of terrain, permissions required from the Forest Department, presence of hamlets inside the reserved forest in remote areas, and the nod of private tea estate owners are all real obstacles. Despite this we are trying to construct roads to the tribal hamlets in Nilgiris, he adds. Several tribal hamlets have roads but minibus operators are not showing interest in operating services to the hamlets since the tribal population is low and hence not profitable. Its not just about the roads Vagapanai, Nattakkal, and Kambaiyur are some villages in Kengarai panchayat yet to have road facilities. More than 1,000 members belonging to Irula and Kurumba tribes are living deep inside the jungles without road facilities. This struggle is not only about getting road facilities. Even to get the electricity we had to approach the Madras High Court, says Shoba Madhan, Nilgiri-based Betta Kurumba tribal activist. Comparatively tribal villages in Gudalur have better road connectivity than the villages in Coonoor and Kotagiri. Adjacent tea estates located next to the Vagapanai and Johee Kombai tribal villages have all the basic amenities but after the tea-estate boundaries, there is nothing, no roads, no schools, and no electricity. Nilgiris is the PVTG (Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups) area. The government may not put effort into bringing such amenities just to pacify the people. The roads would improve the livelihood of tribal people. The officials might be wondering why tribespeople need such development she adds. Johee Kombai, Chengal Kombai, Ojaoor Kombai, Mallikorai, Mel Korangumed, and Semakarai in Coonoor, Anil Kadu, Vagapanai, and other areas in Kotagiri still don't have electricity, says Shoba. In some places, the tea-estate owners are not ready to give their land for road construction and the Forest Department often cites a reason that high voltage electricity lines cannot be drawn inside the forest. But, they are happy to provide such facilities to the tea estates. We write letters to every department but replies come only from the Tribal Welfare Department. But there is no action taken. I don't know what is happening with the fund the government allocates for the tribal welfare, says Shoba. . Fund utilisation not efficient According to an RTI reply obtained by Madurai-based RTI activist Karthik from the Tribal Welfare Department earlier this year, altogether, the Union government and the State government of Tamil Nadu allocated Rs.1310.94 crore to the Tribal Welfare Department between 2018 and 2021. In the said fund, only Rs.1045.24 crore was spent. The balance of Rs. 265.70 crore was sent back to the treasury. Out of this amount Rs.129.9 crore was shared among the Forest Department, Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, and town panchayats. Several social activists including Shoba Madan have raised their voice against the authorities for not utilising the fund for the tribal communities.

The News Minute 2 Jul 2022 7:44 pm

ReelWorks 50-foot triple tap 12AWG extension cord reel hits $109 low at Amazon, more

Today only, as part of its,GreatCircleUSA (98% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering a wide selection of ReelWorks extension cords and hose reels and more on sale. One of our favorite discounts is the 50-foot 12AWG Triple Tap Extension Cord Reel for $108.79 shipped . Designed to mount to your wall, youll find that this cord reel spans 50 feet when stretched all the way out. Its comprised of premium commercial materials and can withstand temperatures of -58 to 221 degrees, and the 12AWG rating ensures that you can easily run high-power tools. Youll find a variety of other cord and hose reels on sale then head below for more. more The post ReelWorks 50-foot triple tap 12AWG extension cord reel hits $109 low at Amazon, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 2 Jul 2022 7:40 pm

If Pakistan, India ever forge peaceful relations, its credit will also go to Satinder Lambah: Pakistan's ex-diplomats

Lambah, 81, passed away in New Delhi on Thursday. He headed the crucial backchannel diplomatic negotiations between India and Pakistan from 2005 to 2014.

The Economic Times 2 Jul 2022 7:26 pm

Wridhhiman Saha Ends His Association With Bengal After Receiving No Objection Certificate From CAB

Veteran wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha on Saturday received a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Saturday, marking the end of his association with Bengal in domestic cricket. Mr. Wriddhiman Saha came to CAB and in an application to President Avishek Dalmiya sought the NOC from the association. CAB gave concurrence to the request of Mr. Saha and provided the NOC to him for playing for another state. CAB also wished him the very best for his future endeavours, said the CAB in its official statement. It is still not yet known that Saha, who played 122 first-class matches for Bengal since debuting in 2007, will play for which team in the upcoming season of Indian domestic cricket. In his time with Bengal, Saha scored 6,423 runs at an average of 41.98, including 13 centuries and 38 half-centuries. The end of Saha's association with Bengal came after CAB joint secretary Debabrata Das questioned his commitment to turning out for the state team earlier this year. Saha had made himself unavailable for the group phase of the 2021/22 Ranji Trophy due to personal reasons. The move came around the time he was dropped from India's squad for the two-match home Test series against Sri Lanka in March. Saha was named in Bengal's squad for the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match against Jharkhand, but the move happened without his consent and CAB president Avishek Dalmiya later said in a statement that Saha was not willing to play in the knockout match. Saha, who represented India in 40 Tests and nine ODIs, had an incredible time in IPL 2022 with debutants Gujarat Titans, who went on to win the trophy in their maiden season at their home ground in Ahmedabad. Also Read: Scorecard He had played a crucial role as an opener alongside Shubman Gill for the Hardik Pandya-led side, scoring 317 runs in 11 matches, including three half-centuries.

CNMSports 2 Jul 2022 7:20 pm

Multiple quakes jolts southern Iran, 5 dead

Tehran, July 2 At least five people were killed and another 49 injured as three earthquakes measuring above magnitude six shook Irans southern Hormuzgan province early on Saturday, the Fars news agency quoted an emergency official as saying. The first 6.1-magnitude quake occurred at a depth of 10 km at 2:02 am local time (2132 []

Kashmir Media Watch 2 Jul 2022 7:06 pm

Business Tit-Bits: Putins Cold War of Inflation

Russian President Vladimir Putin railed at the West in a blistering address on Friday in which he condemned the sanctions his country faces for its invasion of Ukraine and said the principles of the global economic system are under attack. In this episode of the Business Tit-Bits, our Business... The post Business Tit-Bits: Putins Cold War of Inflation appeared first on HW News English .

News View 2 Jul 2022 6:57 pm

Wriddhiman Saha Quits Bengal After Receiving No Objection Certificate From CAB

Saha, who represented India in 40 Tests and nine ODIs, had an incredible time in IPL 2022 with Gujarat Titans.

The Quint 2 Jul 2022 6:42 pm

Herbs and Spices to include in your Cooking

No matter where you are, or where you live, adding a few herbs and spices to your cooking will help your health and improve the overall taste of the food too. There are various herbs and spices which carry multiple health benefits, for Indians, adding turmeric to every meal is a must, and we all know its benefits. The country is known for its spices so why not take benefit of that too? Here is the list of herbs and spices that you must add to your kitchen: Cinnamon: It is an antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and anticarcinogenic spice and also helps reduce blood sugar levels. Sprinkle it on toasts and lattes. It is used in cooking and baking and can be added to many foods. Parsley: It is a herb full of antioxidants, carotenoids, and other beneficial vitamins that support a healthy body and immune system. It helps in curing health conditions, including high blood pressure, and allergies. Oregano: Dont just put it on pizza, this herb is not only a flavour enhancer but it also helps in increasing your overall health, reducing inflammation, regulating blood sugar and has various other properties. Cardamom: It is a spice that has a long list of health benefits, belonging to the ginger family, this spice can be added to teas, coffee, as well as desserts. It helps with constipation, diarrhoea, vomiting, headache, and epilepsy, and has various other benefits. Rosemary: It is a herb that helps in boosting memory, and concentration.It contains high levels of antioxidants and has anti-microbial properties. Skin Secrets to be your Glowy Self Agin Change the way of Your Living Whats to come after Covid?

News Track 2 Jul 2022 6:25 pm

Pets on paracetamol: animals at risk as owners struggle with vet bills

Rise in online searches for can I give my dog paracetamol? shows how cost of living crisis is affecting welfare, warns RSPCA Vets fear people may be giving dangerous doses of paracetamol to their pets as fears grow that the cost of living crisis is impinging on animal owners ability to pay for medical help. The RSPCA recently discovered that Google searches for can I give my dog paracetamol have almost tripled since January 2020, and that in May the number of searches for the same phrase was 28% higher than even at the height of lockdown, in April 2020, when vets were heavily restricting access to their clinics. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Jul 2022 6:14 pm

Brittney Griners Detention in Moscow Is Latest in Hostage Diplomacy

The United States believes the charges against the basketball star are spurious and tied to American support of Ukraine.

The New York Times 2 Jul 2022 6:09 pm

IPL-style Champions Boat League to begin in Kerala on Sep 4: Tourism Minister

The inaugural leg of the snake-boat races will be held at Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha

The Hindu Businessline 2 Jul 2022 6:00 pm

Delhi govt to plant 3.5 mn saplings in 2022 to fight pollution: Gopal Rai

We are taking multiple measures to further improve Delhi's green cover. We aim to plant 35 lakh saplings in Delhi via different agencies this year, Rai said.

Business Standard 2 Jul 2022 5:58 pm

IPL-style Champions Boat League to begin in Kerala on September 4: Tourism Minister

CBL-2, like its first edition held in 2019 on the lines of Indian Premier League in cricket, will have half of its legs in Alappuzha district, two each in Kollam and Ernakulam districts and one each in Thrissur and Kottayam districts.

The Economic Times 2 Jul 2022 5:55 pm

Review of Geopolitics in the era of Globalisation Mapping an Alternative Global Future: The Gandhi approach

A former diplomat draws from Gandhian philosophy to present a strong case that there is a solution to some of the most severe international problems

The Hindu 2 Jul 2022 5:36 pm

2 High Rated Equity SIPs You Can Start For Just Rs. 500

The prime objective to start a mutual fund SIP is to engage in systematic and disciplined investing. Here month on month you commit some amount towards a scheme in order to build a substantial corpus over a period of time that

Goodreturns 2 Jul 2022 5:32 pm

The worst stock selloff in half a century might not be done yet

Coming off the worst first-half since 1970, US equities now face a triple whammy of sticky inflation, recession risks and the threat to corporate profits from sinking consumer confidence. After just about everyone on Wall Street got their 2022 predictions wrong, investors are now focused on a toxic mix that spells stagflation, as well as more damage to valuations.

The Economic Times 2 Jul 2022 5:18 pm

CSK mulls owning team in Womens IPL

Also supports increase in teams for mens league

The Hindu 2 Jul 2022 5:07 pm

Asus ROG Phone 6 India Launch Date Set for July 5, Renders Tip Triple Rear Cameras

Asus on Saturday confirmed the arrival of the Asus ROG Phone 6 in India. The new ROG series smartphone will launch on July 5 through a virtual event that will be held on the company's official YouTube channel. It is teased to feature Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. Ahead of the launch, a tipster has leaked renders of the handset online, giving a glimpse of the possible desi...

NDTV 2 Jul 2022 4:58 pm

15 years later, Apple still hasnt topped the iPhoneand probably never will

Welcome to our regular collection of all the Apple news you missed this week, in a handy bite-sized roundup. We call it Apple Breakfast because we think it goes great with a morning cup of coffee or tea, but its cool if you want to give it a read during lunch or dinner hours too. The brilliant, unrepeatable iPhone The iPhone turned 15 this week, and Apple fans around the globe have been reminiscing about their earliest memories of the device. (If youre in the mood for nostalgia, check out our original review .) June 2007 feels like a lifetime ago. The world is a different place now, and a small part of that is down to the iPhone itself, a truly game-changing product. Apple has changed too. What would once have been considered the Mac company has in truth been the iPhone company for a long time now, certainly in terms of revenue and user base. Whether shifting millions upon millions of handsets, taking a cut from app sales, or (as part of a wise pivot thats happening right now) selling subscription services to wealthy iPhone owners, Apple would be lost without its miracle product. The company has tried to repeat the miracle, of course, as would anyone who suddenly realized they could turn water into wine. For a time some hoped the iPad would surpass its predecessor; indeed it sold far quicker than the iPhone at the beginning, taking just under a month to sell a million units when the iPhone had needed 74 days . But the comparison was deceptive and sales never reached anything like the same dizzying heights, simply because tablets havent found a way to integrate themselves into our lives and pockets the way smartphones can. The Apple Watch, when it launched a few years later, wasnt in the same ballpark for sales or visibility, while the HomePod was barely playing the same sport. The AirPods have given it a good go, but nobody is going to upgrade their wireless earbuds every yearor pay a thousand dollars each time; customers could barely stomach half that even for premium over-ears. And most importantly, you dont build your life around your headphones. It sounds melodramaticthe stuff of bad cartoons shared on Facebookbut the iPhone truly can be the hub of a persons day-to-day existence. It wakes you in the morning, guides you through your working schedule, keeps you in touch with loved ones, and amuses or torments you via social media. The iPhone is so compulsive, so omnipresent, that even Apple started to add features to help you put it down . When the bookmaker wont take your money anymore, you know youve got a problem. Once youve understood the centrality of the smartphone, its no longer surprising that no other Apple product has been able to match the iPhone. The happiness or utility a product can confer is equal to its quality multiplied by the chunk of a persons life that it will occupy. You can release the greatest smartwatch in the history of the planet, but its still a smartwatch. How much better can it make your life? The other factor is the surprise itself. Apple will never again be able to launch a product as surprising as the iPhone because its fans expect something that good at every event. And the leaks are a problem on that front, too. When the AR headset arrives, chances are half the audience will know the details already from leaks, while the other will have conjured up impossible expectations and complain bitterly when theyre not met. So its hard to see Apple releasing another device in the foreseeable future that matches the iPhones impact. By dominating our lives and raising expectations for every subsequent launch, the iPhone created a world in which its success could not be repeated. Its hard to see that as a failure. And its not like the iPhone has gone anywhere. In fact, there are four new models coming in just a few months. Tell that to the people of 2007 and see who envies whom. Trending: Top stories of the week 15 years on , Apple still thinks Samsung ripped off the iPhone. iOS 16 brings just the right amount of Android to our iPhones, reckons Jason Snell . A teardown of the 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro confirms Apples lazy and baffling design , while SSD speeds are seriously slow . Is there a reason for this device to exist ? Apples privacy is more importantand precariousthan ever, argues the Macalope . Roman Loyola explains how the M2 compares to every other Apple silicon processor . Apples native apps need to finally break free from iOS updates . The rumor mill Get your wallet ready . Apple plans to launch as many as 20 new products this fall. But before we get to that, weve got Julys slate of launches . From iOS 16 to the M2 MacBook Air , theres lots to look forward to. Apple has reportedly hit a major iPhone roadblock after its 5G modem failed . Heres how Bluetooth LE Audio could amp up the next generation of AirPods . Apple may have a massive change in store for the M2 chip . Podcast of the week On this episode of the Macworld Podcast, its all about your hot takes! You have thoughts on the MacBook Pro and USB-C , and we respond to your thoughts on the show! You can catch every episode of the Macworld Podcast on Spotify , Soundcloud , the Podcasts app , or our own site . And with that, were done for this week. If youd like to get regular roundups, sign up for our newsletters . You can also follow us on Twitter for breaking news stories. See you next Saturday, enjoy your weekend, and stay Appley. Apple

Macworld 2 Jul 2022 4:00 pm

IND vs ENG 5th Test, Day 1: Knight in the shining armor; Jadeja scores gritty ton

Edgbaston| Once called out as a bits and pieces player, Jamnagar-based allrounder Ravindra Jadeja has made it a habit to rise to the occasion and deliver when the team is in trouble. Ravindra Jadeja had a rough start to 2022 when he was handed over the captaincy of Chennai Super Kings and was replaced by the experienced MS Dhoni midway. As a result, Jadeja missed out on the remaining IPL and reports surfaced that he was extremely unhappy with how things were handled around him.

India TV 2 Jul 2022 3:59 pm

Zawe Ashton and Hayley Squires bag lead roles in BBC's 'Maryland' adaptation

It will air on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer on July 20.

The Economic Times 2 Jul 2022 3:57 pm

Iran top diplomat in Syria to calm Turkey tensions

The Times of India 2 Jul 2022 3:44 pm

Gujarat Titans wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha severs ties with Bengal, gets NOC from CAB

IPL 2022 winners Gujarat Titans wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha on Saturday got an NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the Cricket Association of Bengal, a relation he had for the past 15 years.

Web Dunia 2 Jul 2022 3:39 pm

GM is ramping up Hummer EV production to address huge order backlog

General Motors has only been producing up to a dozen electric Hummers a day in its Detroit factory , according to The Wall Street Journal , and that's far from ideal when the automaker has over 70,000 reservations. As The Drive notes, it would take GM 17 years to be able to fulfill all its orders at that pace. A GM spokesperson told The Journal , though, that the company's output will increase sharply in the second half of the year. They said production has been slower than usual for the vehicle, because it was developed from scratch and was built on top the company's new Ultium EV platform. The global supply chain shortage that's been affecting the tech and auto industries may have also contributed to the issue. In the coming months, the automaker expects to fulfill deliveries at a much faster pace, particularly after it switches from using outsourced LG battery cells. GM aims to start manufacturing its own battery cells later this summer in its new factory in Ohio built in partnership with LG. The company has been building multiple Ultium factories in the US over the past year, including one in Tennessee and another in Michigan in addition to its Ohio plant, as part of its efforts to achieve its goal of making more than a million EVs in the US every year by the end of 2025. One of its short-term goals, however, is likely being able to supply the batteries its Hummer EVs need. That battery makes up a third of the vehicle's weight, The Drive says, and is made up of materials that are high in demand. The spokesperson said: Our ability to satisfy that demand is only going to improve as we bring on vertical integration of battery cell production. You can expect to see hundreds of deliveries grow to thousands later this year. GM didn't give out exact numbers, so those at the bottom of the waiting list may have a long wait ahead of them still. That said, they're not alone in waiting for their new EVs and hybrids to be delivered. Ford recently told customers who reserved a hybrid Maverick for 2022 that it's experiencing product delays due to the supply chain shortage and that they could convert their reservation into one for the 2023 model if they wish. The automaker also decided to invest more money and to close `orders for all F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E EV models due to the massive demand for them.

Engadget 2 Jul 2022 3:32 pm

Manmohan Singh: The PM India Misses Today

Manhmohan Singh (b. September 1932) was the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014, serving the longest time as the countrys premier after Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. He is presently a member of the Rajya Sabha representing Rajasthan and a senior leader in the Congress party. He is a renowned economist who is known for his liberalization reforms as finance minister 1991 in the PV Narsimha Rao cabinetwhen there was a severe economic crisis ongoing in India. He bgan his career in the bureaucracy as an adviser in the Ministry of Commerce in the 1970s. Dr. Singh came from a background of poverty and was diplaced from his home in West Punjab after the Partition, but he never let that get in the way of his education. As opposed to the current PMs jibe on hard work vs. Harvard, he is someone who has done both: put in the hard work, and has been felicitated by Harvard University. He led the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) for two terms at the Centre, during which he kept prices in control and led the country out of the financial crisis of 2008. He kept prices of petrol and diesel under control even as crude oil prices touched $146 per barrel. He represented the country with the image of a well-educated, sombre, and dignified man, earning respect without pomp. Before his stint as the Prime Minister, he also served as theChief Economic Advisor(19721976), governor of theReserve Bank(19821985) and head of thePlanning Commission(19851987). Although he was criticized for supposedly encouraging corruption in his Cabinet, and perceived as a weak Prime Minister, even being labelled as Maun-Mohan Singh, he only responded by saying that history will be the judge of his work.

Go News 24x7 2 Jul 2022 3:24 pm

Pandjaitan urges Trade Ministry to expedite CPO exports

a rule that requires CPO producers to sell a quarter of their production to local companies.I ask the Trade Ministry to raise the export multiplier to seven times, as of July 1, with the ultimate goal of raising ...

Antara News 2 Jul 2022 3:12 pm

MCA To Have Contracts For First-Class Players: Report

In a move that would please the first-class cricketers, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has in-principle agreed to have contracts for them.

NDTV 2 Jul 2022 3:08 pm

Meera Sodhas vegan recipe for Thai-style pineapple fried rice | The new vegan

A salty, sweet-sour stir-fry of jasmine rice with pineapple, green beans, water chestnuts and cashews No one takes the pineapple seriously. It has been stereotyped in popular culture as the fun times fruit, variously appearing as an accessory to the man from Del Monte, the star of the Agadoo song and the centrepiece of the cheese-and-pineapple hedgehog in multiple decades worth of childrens birthday parties. Todays recipe, however, gives the pineapple a chance to grow up: its sweet-and-sour nature counterbalances the chillies, while its abundant juiciness helps put the bigger, bolder flavours in their place. UK readers: click to buy these ingredients from Ocado Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Jul 2022 3:00 pm

Pak registers protest on Indias recent blocking of Twitter accounts

Islamabad: Pakistan has lodged a strong protest against Indias recent blocking of many of its official Twitter accounts, including handles of Pakistani diplomatic missions in various countries. The Foreign Office on Saturday summoned Indian Charge dAffairs in Islamabad to hand over a strong demarche, terming the Indian action being against international obligations and norms. The 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 2 Jul 2022 2:26 pm

The Indian bowler who created a sensation by taking a hat-trick in 2 balls, would be surprised to know the name!

Records are made and broken every day on the cricket field. But sometimes players make such records which are impossible to break. Today we are telling you about one such record, which is recorded in the name of an Indian bowler. This is the record for taking 3 wickets in 2 balls. Do you know that in 2 balls, an Indian bowler did a wonderful job of taking a hat-trick? The bowler who has done this amazing is Pravin Tambe. During a match of IPL 2014, Praveen Tambe achieved the feat of taking a hat-trick in 2 balls. A match was played between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2014, in which the Kolkata team was given a target of 171 runs to win by Rajasthan Royals. The bowlers of Rajasthan's team presented a great bowling scene in this match. In the 16th over, Praveen Tambe came out to bowl and threw the first ball of the over wide. But on this ball, Sanju Samson was caught by Manish Pandey. The ball was wide, due to which it was declared invalid by the umpire. But Rajasthan Royals got 1 wicket on this ball. After this, when Praveen Tambe came to bowl the second ball, he took the wicket of Yusuf Pathan, and then on the next ball, he made Ryan Dashkate his victim. In this way, Praveen Tambe created a sensation by taking 3 wickets in 2 balls and led the team Rajasthan Royals to victory in the match.

Kalam Times 2 Jul 2022 2:10 pm

53 seats available for Round 2 CPS Diploma admissions in Gujarat, Check out counselling schedule - Medical Dialogues

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Google News 2 Jul 2022 1:16 pm

New Zealand v Ireland: first rugby union Test live!

News from the first Test at Eden Park (8.05am BST start) The Breakdown: sign up for our weekly rugby newsletter Any thoughts? You can email Luke or tweet him instead Ireland win a slightly fortunate penalty for offside. That gives them a chance to move into the All Blacks half for the first time. And they mount an excellent attack, moving through multiple phases and stretching the home defence, with Gibson-Park prompting from the base. Sheehan and Keenan go close to getting over as Ireland edge closer to the line, showing top-class control and continuity. The ball is is shipped right thanks to a very good pass under pressure by Keenan ... Earls has a sniff of the line and does superbly to bash through a tackle and score! What a start for Ireland! Sexton cant get the kick right, and its a shame only to score five points for such an accomplished attack from the visitors first real possession, but Ireland will take it. 2 min: A lengthy spell of kick tennis ensues. Hugo Keenan initially miscontrols a ball in the Ireland 22, but manages to tidy up and give it to Sexton. New Zealand run it from this next possession. Sheehan very nearly affects a turnover but is rucked off the ball, just. A low kick to the corner and its Irelands lineout five metres from their line. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Jul 2022 1:11 pm

This mighty batsman got the reward for his excellent performance in IPL 2022, and became the captain of his team!

In IPL 2022, England's dashing batsman Jos Buttler made a lot of noise and made a lot of headlines with his performance. Now Jos Buttler has been rewarded for his best performance and has been handed over the captaincy of England's ODI and T20 team. Recently, former England captain Eoin Morgan stepped down from the captaincy, after which England and Wales Cricket Board took this decision. Jos Buttler was the vice-captain of the team. Jos Buttler will take the field against India for the first time as a captain. The first three T20 matches will be played between the two teams from 7 to 10 July. After this, there will be three ODI matches between the two teams from 12 to 19 July. Jos Buttler will also captain the England team in the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia this year and this tournament is going to be very difficult for him. There will be a lot of pressure on Jos Buttler as captain, as he does not have much time left to prepare. Jos Buttler has played 88 T20 and 151 ODI matches for his team. He made his international debut in 2011. He has captained his team in 9 ODIs, out of which he won 6 matches. Whereas as captain in T20, he managed to win three out of five matches.

Kalam Times 2 Jul 2022 1:10 pm

Jos Buttler Currently Focusing On White-Ball Cricket, Returning To Test Not In Mind

England's new limited-overs skipper Jos Buttler has said he is currently focused on white-ball cricket, adding that returning to the Test setup was not on his mind. Buttler was recently made captain of the England white-ball side after long-serving skipper Eoin Morgan quit international cricket. Several former cricketers have been rally for Buttler to be included as Test opener in the Ben Stokes-led side even as he continues to lead in limited-overs cricket. But Buttler, whose performance in the IPL 2022 season for Rajasthan Royals and the ODI series against the Netherlands has been simply outstanding, has told Daily Mail that Stokes' men don't need him as they are playing fantastically well. I'm very focused on the white-ball stuff and really excited for the challenge that lies ahead. I think it's going to be a really big challenge and one that needs my full-time, Buttler was quoted as saying in the report. England's two big limited-overs assignments will come in the form of the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia this year and the 50-over World Cup in India next year. England, under Eoin Morgan, had defeated New Zealand in 2019 to lift the 50-over trophy at home. Buttler also spoke about his axing following the Ashes debacle where he was not considered for the three-Test away series in the Caribbean under then Test captain Joe Root. Rightfully so. I had a poor Ashes series, I'm not part of the team at the moment, and the team is playing fantastically well, so it doesn't look like a team that needs people from outside, said Buttler, adding he had made white-ball cricket his top priority right now. Certainly, being captain of the white-ball team is my number one priority. Talking about the Test stuff might be a question that never has to be answered unless someone wants to pick me for the team -- which hasn't been the case. Buttler also said it was a huge honour to be leading the side which had set new benchmarks under Morgan. Also Read: Scorecard They're (Morgan) big shoes to fill, aren't they? But the team is in a great place isn't it, and I see the game in a very similar way to Eoin. I want us to play in exactly the same way. One big thing that we always talk about as a group is not setting boundaries, not having limitations, always being keen to improve, always pushing the bar higher and that's the thing to try and work on. Where are those areas that we can improve? What can we keep doing? But I hope that the style of play remains exactly the same.

CNMSports 2 Jul 2022 1:04 pm

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is troubled by knee pain and is getting treatment from Vaidya for 40 rupees!

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the former captain of the Indian cricket team. He does not let anyone know about what is going on in his life. Like he got married suddenly and suddenly announced his retirement. But now the news is coming that Dhoni is troubled by knee pain and he is not getting his knee pain treated by a doctor. Mahendra Singh Dhoni earns crores of rupees. But still, he is getting his knee pain treated not by any doctor but by Vaidya, who charges only 40. The name of that doctor is Vandan Singh Kherwar, who lives in Baba Galgali Dham of Kantig Kela in Lampung, about 70 km from Ranchi. Vaidya Vandan Singh Kherwar is very famous, from whom people come from far and wide to get treatment. He treats patients through herbs. It has been learned that Dhoni was troubled by knee pain during this year's IPL. Still, he kept on playing and now he is getting his treatment done. When Dhoni told his family about his knee pain, his father advised him to go to the doctor. Dhoni's parents have also got their knee pain treated by this doctor. Whenever Dhoni goes to Vaidya Ji, people gather there. He calls the patient once a week and gives the medicine. Dhoni is also going to Vaidya for the last 1 month.

Kalam Times 2 Jul 2022 12:59 pm

Wimbledon: Venus, Jamie kick off mixed doubles partnership with win

Venus Williams and her partner Jamie Murray started their mixed doubles campaign in Wimbledon 2022 with a stunning win over Alicja Rosolska and Michael Venus on Friday.Williams enjoyed a triumphant return to competition, pairing with Murray to defeat Alicja Rosolska and Michael Venus 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-3 in the first round of mixed doubles.Williams and Murray will face British wildcards Alicia Barnett and Jonny O'Mara in the second round.Wimbledon is Williams' first tournament of the 2022 season. The seven-time major champion had not competed in any discipline since playing singles at the Chicago Open last August.Two-time mixed doubles champion Murray and six-time women's doubles winner Williams put in a powerful show against Rosolska and Venus.I think we did a really good job. It was fun. For me, that was what I wanted to get out of it. It was a great experience, playing with Venus Williams. When am I going to get the chance to do that? Murray said at their joint news conference.I was

Business Standard 2 Jul 2022 12:38 pm

Adithattu Review | Gritty, well-acted adventure brimming with turbulent emotions

Adithattu presents Sunny Wayne and Shine Tom Chacko at their finest, playing men who seem to conceal multiple ambiguities

The New Indian Express 2 Jul 2022 12:10 pm

Honda CB350 Anniversary Edition: Buying process & initial review

BHPian darkLightning recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Hello Team-BHPians, Whenever there has been a discussion on any type of vehicles around me I have always heard at least one person say that if you have ridden/driven a Honda you can never be satisfied by anything else. I used to be amused by these statements however never had I imagined that I too would experience this same sentiment. Let me first introduce my Piccolo (Honda CB350) to this wonderful community: I will detail my experiences with Piccolo which I hope can be of use to anyone looking for relevant information. So before we go further here are some of the basic details regarding my bike:Model: Honda H'Ness CB350Edition: Anniversary EditionColour: Matte Marshal Green MetallicPurchase Month: March 2022Place of Registration: Bhopal, Madhya PradeshCurrent odometer reading: ~4000 km (Date - 27 June 2022)Based on my experience so far with Piccolo below are the key likes and dislikes in my point of view: Likes:Practicality - It is one of the few bikes available in our market which you can term as a proper allrounder - Weekend trips ? Daily drives ? Mountains calling ? Not so good/absent roads ? - This Honda is good to go wherever you want.The Engine - It's a Honda, you get a good amount of torque, swift acceleration packaged with a sweet exhaust note minus any sort of vibrations, in short gem of an engine.Simplicity - It is a very simple bike with good mix of old school gentleman characteristics coupled with a few modern and practical tricks up it's sleeve.Safety - Dual channel ABS, Potent disc brakes, Side stand engine cut off, Traction Control, Non-intrusive navigation system.Build quality - Built like a tank, I have waded through heavy sand gusts without a single moment of wobble from the bike.Reliability - It's a Honda after all.Traveling Appetite - The bike truly comes into its own on the highways, add to it absolutely zero strain on the Engine even with pillion, saddlebags, tank bag on board and customisation options getting available in the market albeit slowly. Moderate bit of off-road (going over stone filled tracks etc. ) is also no big deal.Looks - Looks are subjective, for me the clean design, proportions and this particular variant and colour combination of CB350 is exactly what I was looking for.Honda's commitment - We often blame Honda for having an indifferent attitude towards Indian market and rightly so, However of late tides seem to be changing and the progress shown by Honda in their journey with CB350 gives me confidence that here is a bike which it's manufacturer also likes and wants to shine.Driving Dynamics - This is again a very subjective opinion, I personally prefer the lazy and relaxed riding characteristics of CB350 with enough juice on tap to go beast mode if mood hits.The materials used in every nook and corner of bike look premium and feel top notch quality wiseI have purchased the CB350 after a lot of consideration, planning and debates so maybe a little bit bias here but I believe CB350 is a bike which does not have any big weakness.Fuel efficiency (more on it later in the thread)Initial dislikes:Stiff suspension - resolved after about 2000 kms as suspension settled down and I have also started keeping rear tyre pressure at 35 psi (1 psi less than recommended by Honda), front tyre remains at recommended 29 psi and rear suspension setting is also at factory default.Stiff pillion seat - resolved in around a month of constant use, it no longer troubles my wife.Noisy front suspension - Weird squeaky noises used to come from front suspension when going over craters, subsided to a large extent now.Current dislikes:Slightly long turning radius.Not easy to guess if tyre pressure is low, adding TPMS or buying a digital gauge is recommended.Missing top rack and skid plate from Honda official accessories (The skid plate from CB350 RS is not a straight fit due to different mount points)The mounting mechanism of mirrors can be better, currently it is very easy to loosen up the mirror and it takes precise adjustment to fix it back.Lack of real estate to paste your not so charming stickers (Residential Society label etc.)One of the cables connecting to exhaust has a weirdly short sleeve that is an eyesoreNot sure if it should count as a negative but this bike just does not feel at home in bumper to bumper traffic, but again probably this is not a purpose this bike is designed for to be honest.No kick start.Quirks:The swapped positions of Horn and Indicator switch.The tall gearing coupled with long stroke engine characteristics takes some time getting used to.Attention points:This bike has a 350cc Air cooled engine and long metallic exhaust system, it is very easy to forget it but the heat can be very dangerous especially if you have kids or family members who can accidentally touch the hot exhaust.The chain cover is of semi open variety, add to it the retro styling and it opens up a key hazard if you are not careful, if you have a pillion who wears Long dupattas/chunaris then it would be a wise decision to tuck the dupatta in before starting to ride as it is extremely easy for the dupatta to slip inside the chain cover.This bike is an attention magnet, which would mean you will always get attention, all kinds of attention from your surroundings.(If you know what I mean).Need of bike - Me and my wife (married 2020, girlfriend since 2013) have been on the lookout for buying a new vehicle for us since around 2018, the choices have oscillated between cars, SUVs, bikes, pickup trucks, caravans and what not, noteworthy mentions being Royal Enfield Thunderbird, Ford Endeavour, Maruti Gypsy, Isuzu V-Cross, Tata Safari (The Original), Honda City, Ford Ecosport, Kawasaki Versys 650, Kawasaki W800, Renault Duster. All the discussions ultimately led to one reason or another for not making the purchase, I can honestly write a very long story about this aspect however that's maybe for another day. Long story short - In Feb 2022 we decided that it is time now finally to purchase a bike in Bhopal which we will be using for long trips. Selection process - Towards the end of 2021 our needs were slightly different and we were contemplating on buying a smaller bike primarily with next two years in mind, I had even put up a post here on the forum asking opinions for the same. However those requirements and constraints were no longer in place and the primary reason for this purchase was to buy a bike which we both would love to travel on (solo rides will not be that much) and keep with us for as long as we can.] The list of requirements we prepared came up to be like this:Comfortable to sit on for long hours for both rider and pillion.Comfortable to go over bad roads.Should not feel the stress if driving for 6-7 hours or more in a day.Should have relaxed driving dynamics.Luggage carrying should not be a bother.No compromise on reliability and durability.The saddle time should bring smile on our faces and not adjustments to our mind.Our budget was in the range of 2-3L on road and I don't like riding at a speed where I cannot fully control the bike so I was not really looking at any of the high speed bikes like KTM, they are simply not my cup of tea.Alternatives considered:So with the requirements and thought process cleared we went into the market to explore what options we have, much of the details about the different manufacturers we gave a thought to has been listed in the above linked thread so here I will go over the alternatives that were thought of in the following order: Bikes thought of but not looked at: Suzuki Gixxer 250 (Not fan of styling), Yamaha FZ-25 (Good allrounder, nothing special as such), FZ-X (Under powered), Honda Hornet 2.0 & CB200X(Smaller than what we wanted), Bajaj Dominar (Good bike however I am apprehensive of Bajaj bikes in general and wanted something simpler), Apache RR310 ( Too sporty), KTM ADV 250/390 (Pillion seat did not look too good and KTMs are too orange for my liking), Royal Enfield 650 twins (Too many modifications required for making it comfortable) Bikes looked at but not considered for test ride: Hero XPulse twins (Fabulous bikes, definitely would have been top choice if solo rides were to be aimed, however relative lack of power and pillion seat comfort go against them), Honda CB300R (Pillion seat is too small, relatively less simplistic machine), Honda CB350RS (Pillion seat is too small), Royal Enfield Classic (I like the colours of Classic 350, everything else in it I don't like) Bikes considered for test drive but not provided by dealership: This is a disappointing section as it contains two bikes which would have been in my ideal top 3 candidates if only I could have test driven them: Royal Enfield Himalayan - The RE dealerships in my city are adamant on selling only Classic 350, For Himalayan their answers were very straight, there is no test drive of Himalayan, no demo vehicle either, if you want to try Himalayan you have to find your own way, we will sell you Himalayan directly and you need to make full payment then we will allot a bike for you. Royal Enfield Meteor 350 - Here the dealership was at least a little apologetic, they had no test drive vehicle for Meteor there was one display model which belonged to someone from showroom, we can sit on it. I dejectedly sat on the bike and I can say Meteor's saddle is a very comfortable place to be in, but something was ergonomically awkward about the overall riding posture especially the wide fuel tank. No way was I going to put my money on a bike without test drive and dealership was not that interested either, they were perhaps counting how many Classic 350 they can sell instead of time wasting with me. Surprise entrants: Just after this disappointing experience with last Royal Enfield showroom when I was walking out my eyes caught something on the other side of road, fresh spankingly bright, newly launched Yezdi triplets standing outside of Jawa dealership on the opposite side of the road. I looked at my wife and we said why not ? so we hopped on to the Jawa dealership and the experience could not have been any more different. The showroom staff immediately attended to us, keenly listened to our queries, took some basic info then their immediate question was Which all model you want to test drive now ? I said what would you suggest ? And then I took test drive of Jawa 42 2.1, Yezdi Roadster and Yezdi Scrambler, Yezdi Adventure had some issue so they asked to come back later for test drive which I did. Bike I did not like after test ride: Jawa 42 2.1 - I was never really considering Jawa earlier because of their low ground clearance and smaller size especially for pillion seat and the test drive re-affirmed my concerns, add to it the bike felt unusually wide as well. As for the driving experience from test drive the bike never really felt settled, I managed to stall it 5 times in first and second gear over a distance of probably 500 metres maximum. Bikes I rejected after test ride: Yezdi Scrambler - In my opinion this sibling is the best to ride among the three Yezdi's, it's compact, eager and the roughness of engine suits it's scrambler character as well. The test ride was short but engaging. Primary reasons for Scrambler to be rejected were it's short pillion seat and there is some way to go for Yezdi engines to be considered smooth, let alone be in league with a Honda. Another curious observation I have for scrambler is it's lack of low end torque, I found a medium sized pothole on a turn, brought the bike to standstill inside it and tried to judge how much effort will be required to come out of it, turns out quite an effort which is weird for a scrambler, I can say my Splendor required probably lesser effort. Yezdi Adventure - This Himalayan look-a-like is a serious bike and means business, I was considering it as an option for some time but ultimately rejected it because this cannot be the only bike in garage which is something I was not originally targeting at but Honda gave me that option and I do have to frequently pick and drop my wife to her work place where she goes wearing a Saree, so the pick up and drop duties will automatically fall on my humble Wego if I buy a full blown ADV styled bike. No major observations from TD except that refinement and low end torque can be improved a lot. The Runner-up: And the above listings finally lead us to the bike which can claim the spot of runner-up in my search and that spot belongs to: Yezdi Roadster - Before I go further I have to stop and appreciate the sales staff at Classic Legends dealership who can serve a few humble pies especially to the Royal Enfield staff. These guys were the best out of all dealerships I went to and if you give these guys well rounded products they can for sure increase sales by a huge margin. Anyways going back to Roadster the competition between CB350 and Roadster was neck to neck, Roadster definitely looks better than CB350, where it ultimately lost was in engine smoothness, I was ready to compromise on everything else if this bike was more refined. Add to it the tuning of Engine is such that it doesn't like pottering around at lower revs. Roadster is in my opinion the proper option for someone who is eyeing majority of highway riding and very rare city rides. It has some way to go to be a finished product but the path is right. Good luck Classic Legends. Noteworthy mention: Royal Enfield Thunderbird and Honda CBR250R were the original choices which we had thought of during one of our discussions in 2020 before CB350 was launched, however as they were discontinued with BS6 norms so did not had a choice.The Winner:Now that we have discussed about all the alternatives that were considered, I will brief about my thoughts and reason for going with Honda CB350, First up as far as my previous riding experience goes I learnt how to ride bike on my 2010 Splendor Plus (Arjuna) with which me and my wife have a lot of special memories. Unfortunately due to some reasons my Splendor was not with us regularly since 2018 and was being driven by some other person which took a heavy toll on it. Whenever we thought of buying a new bike automatically comparisons were made with our Arjuna and a question came out that we were unable to answer, Will there be any bike that can give us as good memories as her ? Cue 2020 and Honda comes out with CB350 which is received well by the Indian audience but not without a cheeky quip that CB350 looks like a Splendor on Steroids, whereas at the same time somewhere in Bhopal watching the pics and videos of CB350 a version of this thought crosses my mind - This bike looks like a worthy successor to the Splendor. Anyways with no Big Wing dealership in Bhopal I parked my thoughts on CB350 to the back of the queue and moved on with life. However sometime in first quarter of 2021 I came across a Honda stall in a mall in Bhopal with CB350 on display, As expected I got instantly hooked and got to know that a Big Wing dealership is going to open up within next few months in Bhopal and as of that time they were starting delivery of CB350 through Red Wing outlets (Normal Honda showroom) as the initial batch of CB350 was already allocated for Bhopal. I sat on the bike with my wife and immediately felt the dimensions and size of CB350, I liked what I saw and gave me details for Test Drive expecting a call within next few days however nothing happened. Again I parked CB350 to the back of my mind till the time Big Wing dealership comes fully live. Then towards the end of 2021 Honda launches Anniversary edition of CB350 and some accessories as well, Now the Green monotone with brown split seats was exactly the kind of look I am keen on ( an ode to military colours), Honda got my attention but I was not sure if I wanted to purchase CB350 at that point. One thing I knew was that if I purchase CB350 then I am not going to think about selling it ever. Feb 2022 - When we have finally made the decision that we want to buy the bike for us, naturally CB350 is at the top of list. However even though I have ridden a number of different two wheelers over the years there is a hesitation in my mind as I have not driven anything of the Bullet category before so how to handle that weight, the power all such questions were there in my mind. First test ride: On my first test ride with CB350 (roughly 4 km, DLX Model) immediately it became apparent that this bike is quite easy to handle, yes the weight is there but there is something about the characteristics of this bike which make it very easy and natural for me. The DLX model has one major issue which is it's super weak horn. I went through gravel, rough roads, potholes, broken sections, smooth road all of these were handled well by suspension. Acceleration was swift but somehow I never managed to go above 40 kmph in this test ride, probably some hesitation at my end. A curious aspect I felt was how natural operating the bike came to me, I could precisely connect with the Engine and guess it's stress levels, gear shifts as well were butter smooth, clutch super light, there was just something that I cannot explain but the bike felt extremely familiar to me. I came back mighty impressed however there was one doubt in my mind, the whole test ride felt pretty easy and natural will this mean that the fun and novelty of riding it will soon wear off ? Second test ride: Pondering over the thought I ask the dealership for a second test ride to which they are happy to oblige, this time the test ride will be from my home so that my family can also take a look, While the first test ride included all sorts of good and bad roads and demonstrated the easy going characteristics and capabilities of the bike, this second test ride (roughly 10km, DLX Pro Model) included a stretch on State Highway inside the city where I can push the throttle open a little bit and when I did it oh boy the roar with which the bike came to life, there was a composed and powerful pull from the engine that instantly made me feel the power this bike possesses and the character it has waiting to be explored. I managed to reach 70 kmph in no time, the bike felt planted though out the ride. I thoroughly enjoyed the second test drive and before giving it back to the test ride staff I tried to move the bike around in off condition testing if I can handle the weight of it and for sure the weight seems well balanced and easy to handle. The DLX Pro model also takes care of horns, the dual horn setup is sufficiently loud without doing overkill. After the second test ride I was sure of one thing, we can keep comparing all the bikes for their features and what not however as far as riding pleasure and engine refinement is considered, this Honda is in a league of its own. One mental observation I had was to keep in mind the larger length of bike than what I am used to when going through intersections. After the first test ride I had a doubt in mind ? well turning the throttle on solved that concern in one go for me I experienced Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde both in this test ride. Next couple of weeks are spent on pondering about the alternatives and comparisons: Riding posture: CB350 and Roadster are both good in this regard, no immediate weakness apparent. Pillion comfort: The seat of CB350 is quite long, comfortable and the almost flat design of split seats gives enough option for rider and pillion both to move around if required. Roadster keeps pillion more engaged due to its slightly raised pillion seat. Accessories: The stock accessories from Honda are decent to start with, Yezdi does not have much accessories available. Features: CB350 has all that I am looking for, Roadster does not have navigation. Reliability: Roadster is new, CB350 does not have any major reliability concern reported yet, the ECU issue that caused power loss on heights was resolved before Anniversary Edition launch and this edition comes with latest ECU update. The issue of brake pads wearing off faster than they should was also not there on newer batches as per my understanding. The ride: CB350's torquey and easy going nature fits my bill better. The connect and Honda effect: My mind was still bamboozled as to how this bike managed to connect so much with me in such a short duration, something I have only felt my Splendor in all these years, I never managed to connect this much with my Wego as well even through practically I have been using it for 4 years. Then suddenly when randomly going through the user manual of my Splendor I realised that the engine in my Hero Honda Splendor Plus (BS II Model) was also in all it's essence a Honda engine and it clicked to me why the CB350 and Splendor engine behave so similar yet so different. Now all those discussions heard over the years that if you ride a Honda you won't be satisfied with anything else started coming back to my mind and it all started making sense So ultimately all things considered all discussions led us to declaring CB350 as the clear winner every time. And hence the search was over with the winner finalized.Booking and delivery experience with dealership:There is only one Honda Big Wing dealership in Bhopal currently, the ownership of which lies with BGS Honda which is a very old Red Wing dealership in Bhopal. I will detail out my experience for any prospective buyers: We walked into the dealership first time in Feb 2022 for enquiry, the lady who greeted us was courteous and tried to answer our queries with what she knew, there were some wrong answers from her side like Anniversary edition is based on DLX and not DLX Pro due to single tone colour, Every model in the showroom is ready for delivery etc. which we didn't really mind because one thing which my experience while buying Celerio has taught me is that sales staff does not always know much about the models. I asked for the test drive of CB350 only as CB300R and CB350RS had too small pillion seat, the test ride bike was not available at that time so she took my number and said she will call back, I jokingly reminded her that they took my number a year ago as well for test ride which I am yet to receive call back on. I did get the call back next day that test ride vehicle will reach my location in evening however that never materialised. Next day as I was anyway going in the direction of dealership I stopped over and asked again for test ride, she apologised as the bike faced some issues on previous day according to her, she did some calls and confirmed that if I wait for 5-10 mins test ride bike is coming back to dealership and I can do the test ride though it will be a DLX model, I obliged as test ride on DLX was better than no test ride. On cue the bike arrived in around 10 mins and I took the test ride, after the test ride I had some queries which were promptly answered by a workshop guy. I asked for the quotation of CB350 which was given to be approximately 2.4L On-Road for anniversary edition and I enquired about exchange value for my Splendor Plus and got the initial quote which was quite underwhelming. Fair enough, I told them that I will get back after some pondering over, the lady was quite adamant on us to book the bike within a week which I promptly told her will not be the case. Couple of days later I got call from the lady with revised quote for exchange and again asking if I want to book the bike now, I politely told her that I will call back after exploring more options. About a week later when I had test ridden other bikes and the competition was boiling down to Yezdi Roadster vs CB350 I went back to Big Wing dealership and asked for a second test ride this time from my home so that other members of family can also take a look at it. I was promptly given the test ride next day, this time the test ride bike was a DLX Pro (no test ride for Anniversary edition as it is limited edition variant I was told), the second test ride cleared all my doubts and CB350 was firm favourite now. Next point was looking at all the available accessories at dealership and finalising what all I would like to be installed at delivery time itself and exploring the possibilities of discounts in short the usual negotiation talk, I had already seen the cost of Honda official accessories online so I had the data with me for tallying, the lady from dealership kept getting confused during these negotiations and was visibly trying to push by now to do booking at earliest, I was not satisfied with the discussion and asked her to send me the official rate list of accessories along with any brochure or pic of it installed if possible (the accessories were installed on a demo bike at dealership but I wanted pics so I can carefully analyse the fittings and compare with aftermarket options), a couple of days later in evening I got the rate list on my whatsapp which made absolutely no sense, it listed silencer guard of approx 3k, engine guard of approx 6k. I immediately asked her to send the pics of these accessories to which she irritatingly replied that she is at home now and cannot send the pics, it is not allowed and she has already showed me everything on the demo bike. I snapped and decided immediately that this lady cannot be involved in my bike purchase, the problem was she was always there whenever I visited dealership. Me and my wife discussed and we decided to call and explore Indore Big Wing dealership for possibility of delivering CB350 in Bhopal, I called the dealership next day and no one picked the call. Then I took a punt and called the number provided for Big Wing Bhopal dealership on Honda official site, the call was picked by dealership owner Mr. Manu Bedi who immediately connected me to Mr. Vishal Malviya who is in charge of sales at Big Wing Bhopal, Mr. Vishal understood my concerns regarding accessories, connected via video call and explained all the accessories in detail along with answers to my queries and provided correct rate list. At this point I was quite satisfied and I have to say once Mr. Vishal got involved the whole experience with dealership went above a notch or two. Next day I visited the dealership to confirm my booking and pay the booking amount along with any final negotiation. It was 9th of March, the quoted amount for bike with all possible discounts along with my given accessory list came out to be approximately 2.58L (the exchange value of my Splendor was also raised with possibility of more negotiation). I asked for delivery date of 2nd April and the HSRP number plates to be delivered at the same time as the bike. A note here is that this concept of bike delivery with registration number is not very prevalent in my city and usually people run their vehicles with temporary number plates for first 15 days or so, I have done it before for my Splendor Plus and Celerio as well and I was in no mood to do it again, Mr. Vishal was aware of the process that would need to be done and he assured me that the RC would be printed in it's due time and the vehicle details will be available on RTO portal also in due course however he will procure the correct number plates early from RTO but I will have to pay him at least the vehicle invoice amount and give him a week of time for the procedure. The purchase anyways did not involve any financing so I made the booking and Mr. Vishal and I decided to meet again in a week's time by when he will get final quotation for exchange and I can also think over the accessories I have chosen along with anything else I may need. On cue one week later final negotiations were done with some changes and I transferred the vehicle invoice amount for RTO proceedings to start, balance amount was to be paid on the day of delivery and the exchange to happen any day I want. I dropped my Splendor plus to the dealership ( The memory still brings tears and makes my heart heavy ) on 27th March and moved the delivery date to 3rd of April.Parting shots with my beloved Arjuna: Delivery Experience: On the delivery day me and my wife arrived at the dealership where the remaining formalities were done with customary photos as well, the number plates were fixed after the photoshoot. Overall the delivery was standard affair. The dealership though did post our video and shared it on their Facebook and Instagram profiles. If I have to do overall review of dealership I would say that the senior staff is very sincere and the dealership is on right track, they do need to focus though on the junior sales staff especially the ones who are being moved from Red wing, I did notice that the lady who was earlier handling my purchase was not to be seen again since the day I gave the booking amount and had been replaced by other staff who are very courteous. My Piccolo and my queries though are usually handled by the senior staff directly now. There are some positive initiatives being taken by Big Wing Bhopal which I would like to list below:Riding Gear and accessories like Rynox jackets, bags, some aftermarket accessories are available at the dealership for purchase and the sales staff is keen to listen to the customers opinions to expand their repertoire.Big Wing Bhopal organizes Road Safety awareness and training programs, the last one was conducted just a week before my Piccolo's delivery but I will for sure participate in next event to share the experience.There are plans in progress to organize couples only rides for which the dealership is collecting data currently.On-road price & discounts:I was clearly told during the discussions with dealership that they will not be able to offer any discounts on the Ex-showroom price as they themselves do not get any discount from Honda. I didn't push much either because I know for a fact that the sales figures in Bhopal at the time of my purchase were not in good shape so dealership is also not in much of a profit. The on-road price (excluding accessories and packages) came out to be - Rs. 2,30,763 Breakdown of On-Road price is as follows:Ex-Showroom price - Rs. 2,03,739 - ( Basic price - Rs. 1,59,171. GST - Rs. 44,568)Insurance - Rs. 9,724 - ( First party/Own 1 Year Premium - Rs. 2,043.91 Third Party/Liability 5 Year Premium - Rs. 5,803 Add-ons - Rs. 393.72 GST - Rs. 1,483.30)RTO Charges - Rs. 17,300 - ( Road Tax - Rs. 16,300 Fee - Rs. 1,000)Overall I didn't get much in terms of discounts just a small bit on accessories but I did get 25% of the original purchase value of my Splendor Plus in exchange ( The 12 year old bike had wrong model name in RC and was due for a heavy service which would have involved changing quite a few parts so all in all a decent deal).Extended warranties & service packages chosen:I had opted for 3 year extended warranty which costs Rs. 3,299 initially, however due to a goof up during the extended warranty registration the dealership registered 1 year extended warranty only, I noticed the goof up on delivery day and we (Mr. Vishal and I) did tried to get it corrected however it was not possible, Honda had directly replied ( I saw the mail ) that since the invoice was of previous financial year and we raised our concern in current financial year it would not be possible to change the warranty now, instead I can apply for 2 year warranty extension once extended warranty starts, dealership staff has assured me that they will try to minimise any difference in purchase amount of extended warranty in two steps instead of one, I got the balance amount as refund and as per my calculation I would incur a loss of about 500 bucks approximately when I do the extended warranty extension. The one year Extended Warranty package which I have got currently costs Rs. 1,549. I also wanted to purchase the Road Side Assistance package however dealership staff told me to hold on to it as the experience being shared by some of their customers is not great with RCA, especially those travelling to southern states, a food for thought maybe for Honda. During the first service, I opted for the Honda Premium AMC which costs Rs. 8999, The terms of AMC are as follows:Tenure - 2 YearsNo. of Services - Scheduled services of 2 year duration, which in my case is 5 (3 Free, 2 Paid)Labour charges - Free for scheduled services, else 5% discount.Spares - Mentioned in manual for scheduled services are free others 5% discountedFree Chain cleaning - 1Lube Discount - InclusiveFree Wash - 1RSA Discount - 5%Free Pick up and Drop - 1Door Step Service - 1I was initially not interested in buying AMC as the one which we have for Wego is utterly useless, however on detailed discussion and comparison with projected service charges I found that there would be a benefit of approximately 3k if I go with AMC. The service manager Mr. Jagdish Sahu also showed me the regular AMC package that they have (similar to one I have for Wego) and the fact that Honda has put strict order not to give regular AMCs to any one of the bikes retailed through Big Wing. The Premium AMC terms are controlled by Honda directly. There are some more conditions like accidental damages, racing etc. which are provided with AMC document. Accessories installed: All the accessories currently on Piccolo were purchased with the bike itself and came installed during delivery, a key advantage here is that dealership does not charge labour cost for installation of accessories which were purchased with the bike. Below are the accessories along with their pictures, official cost and experience: Honda official accessories: Saddle Mount (Stays): These are the Honda official Saddle Stays/Mounts for CB350, the quoted rate for these is Rs. 750 for the pair. In my opinion the price of these mounts is pretty VFM, they are of solid build quality. Initially I thought that these stays are of slightly smaller size but after putting Dirtsack Frogman Saddle Bags on them it is apparent that their size is perfectly sufficient. As far as the purpose of these stays is considered I have seen zero issues so far from Day 1. The stays do appear to protrude a bit in first view but practically they do not cause any sort of discomfort as you can see in below photos. Paint quality is also quite good. I do have one gripe though, the rubber caps provided to cover the Mounting points do keep falling off and these are Honda official rubber caps with proper SKU number and all which costs 12 buck each, I had 5 such caps on my Piccolo of which 3 are missing in below pics as they keep falling off, the service staff has tried to secure them with Rubber adhesive as well but no success. This is a pretty irritating design flaw and is accepted by service staff as well. Fork Boots: The official Fork Boots cost Rs. 600 which is probably on slightly higher side, they fit snugly and do their purpose of keeping dust and grime out of shock absorbers efficiently though and enhance the looks quite a bit in my opinion. Mud Flap: The mud flap was sorely missed by early users of CB350 and Honda has come up with one as an official accessory, This flap costs Rs. 200. IT works with the overall design of the bike and the rubber quality is quite good. It appears to be quite effective as well but as rainy season is just starting so the true test of mud flap is only starting now. Engine Cover Pipe: This Engine Cover Pipe worth Rs. 469 from Honda is a pretty quirky and unique offering, I have not really seen anything like it on any other bike in flesh yet. Even the sales staff was not fully sure of its effectiveness, The skid plate on CB350RS would have made more sense in my opinion. The build quality and material used is quite strong though. I initially did not opt for this however after carefully analysing other options that were available in market at that time I decided to opt for this cover as I was not confident of how much those other bash plates would affect the heat management, so I have decided to keep this cover pipe and go for a good skid plate when one is available. Is it VFM ? Yes. Is it effective ? Can't say right now. Leg guard: These official Leg Guards cost Rs. 1,244 which is a pretty VFM offering in my opinion. They are solidly built and complement the overall design of bike very well. I had the option of fitting the RE Bullet leg guards from the showroom but they would mess up a little with the horn positioning and they do not suit the design of CB350 either, same for after market ones as well. The official Leg guards are definitely on the smaller side though and some more arrangement like adding sliders would be required for more difficult and longer trips. Other accessories: Royal Enfield Meteor WindShield: There are 2 options which Honda gives for Wind Shield however I found both of them to be pretty small and dealership gave me option of fitting Wind Shield of Meteor on my Piccolo, I had understanding that Meteor's Wind Shield does indeed fits CB350 however it requires some elbow grease and mount adjustment so I opted for the Meteor windshield. The Wind Shield plus fitting cost came out to be Rs. 5,000 which is neither VFM not very expensive in my opinion. The Shield's quality is quite good though and it does it's job well. There is a Royal Enfield symbol above the cutout in it which has been masked by the Honda sticker. The other options available at that time in aftermarket were not of my liking, The Carbon Racing touring shield was the best out there but even that did not fit with the overall design of CB350 in my opinion. What I dislike about this Meteor Wind Shield is the ludicrous paint quality of it's U-Shaped supports, as you can see already the silver paint has started chipping from them and this photo was taken just 15 days post delivery of bike and that too from a point which could not have any object impacting it to make a scratch. The silver colour has also started to fade now and in front of all the other chrome bits present in the bike these supports do scream aftermarket work. I have shared the feedback with sales team and provided them the link for Hyperrider windshield as well which seems to be a pretty good option for CB350, sadly it was not available when I bought my Piccolo. The sales staff is exploring Hyperrider accessories as well now. Other items purchased: Body Cover - This is the Big Wing branded body cover from Honda which costs Rs. 866. I had pre-ordered the body cover at the time of purchase itself however the body covers have reached the dealerships around mid May only and I got the first one sold by dealership on 19th May, The body cover is pretty large and fits the bike well (I was using a RE size cover from local market prior to this which would not fit CB350 and my Wind Shield exaggerated the size mismatch even more.) It has two buckles one near the rear tyre and one below the engine for securing. The bottom of cover has elastic to ensure snug fitting. The material used is quite soft and gives premium feel however it is not good with heat and I am told to let the bike cool down fully before putting on the cover. The body cover is VFM in my opinion. And if the wind shield is not there then the cover should swallow the rear tyre as well fully I think. Honda branded helmet - The infamous rule of buying pair of helmets is compulsory with new bike purchase was in play here. I had the option of buying two helmets from dealership or to provide them receipts of two helmets purchased in this year only. I went for the second option initially but the helmet I really liked (SMK Titan) was not available in the colour of my choice at that time and it was not available in size S (for my wife) as well. So we decided to buy Titan when it is available and maybe from some other city also. So I circled back to the dealership, they were not having any full face helmet without any unnecessary graphics plus they also had nothing in size S, so after multiple discussions I ended up buying one anniversary edition specific helmet in total.( The colour matches perfectly with the bike and it does look smashing but it is open face so that's not good. ), I was anyways not having a good helmet though so this one works for now, it does have washable cheek pads and inner lining, sun light visor, top and rear air vents and good fitting though. For Rs. 2,500 a bit costly maybe but I guess the cost is of matching colour scheme. It does not have a ring mechanism for Helmet lock though. Honda branded keychain - I was on the lookout for a good keychain, the one that came with Piccolo was a regular Redwing one. I couldn't find any key chain of my liking, so during one of my visits to dealership they showed me these new key chains Honda has sent for checking the interest of customers. I ended up buying one (again first one of dealership), It is of good quality leather, feels premium, the metal parts have good finish and it does match with the keys. As far as showoff is concerned, this is absolutely spot on. At Rs. 450 though VFM it depends on the choice. Continue reading BHPian darkLightning's review of his Honda CB350 Anniversary Edition for BHPian comments, insights and more information.

Team-BHP 2 Jul 2022 12:03 pm

'Pantastic' & One Of Modern Cricket's True Gladiator, Delhi Capitals Praises Pant

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals on Friday went all out praising their captain fantastic Rishabh Pant, calling him Pantastic, Spider-man and one of modern cricket's true Gladiators, as the 24-year-old smashed England bowlers all around the ground on the opening day of the rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston. Pant produced a phenomenal innings of 146 runs off just 111 balls rescuing India from a precarious position on the opening day in Edgbaston. His partnership with Ravindra Jadeja (83 not out) started with India struggling at 98/5, eventually helping the team past the 300-run mark with a magnificent 222-run stand for the sixth wicket. Pant, who has now led Delhi Capitals for two successive seasons, was given a big thumbs up by the franchise, who saluted the smashing innings from the wicketkeeper-batter. Rishabh Rajendra Pant, wicket-keeper of the Indian Cricket Team. One of modern cricket's true Gladiators. And he will entertain you, in this Test and the next #ENGvIND, tweeted DC along with an image of Pant attired as a gladiator in the Colosseum. Rishabh Rajendra Pant, wicket-keeper of the Indian Cricket Team. One of modern cricket's true Gladiators. And he will entertain you, in this Test and the next #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/ajbiVUKhhq Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) July 1, 2022 In another tweet DC said, Spider-man was spotted in Edgbaston yesterday, and he brought all his tricks. India's Test Vice-Captain rose to the occasion and how. DC then posted a video of Pant smashing England spinner Jack Leach for a maximum during his innings and wrote, When #RP17 met Leach. A mammoth 22-run over that included a trademark one-handed SIX from Pantastic. And just when Pant reached his fifth Test century, DC tweeted, Just pure entertainment. Take a bow Rishabh. #ENGvIND. Delhi Capitals were not the only IPL franchise to laud Pant's innings and his 222-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja. Also Read: Scorecard Rajasthan Royals wrote a big thank you, while Mumbai Indians enlisted his achievements so far. 2000 Test runs - Fastest India wicketkeeper. 100 International sixes. 5th Test century. The man of the moment, the riveting Rishabh Pant. #OneFamily #ENGvIND @RishabhPant17 @BCCI, tweeted MI.

CNMSports 2 Jul 2022 11:57 am

Former Diplomat Satinder Kumar Lambah Passes Away

New Delhi: Veteran diplomat Satinder Kumar Lambah died after a prolonged illness in New Delhi on Thursday night. He was 81. Lambah had played a major role in Indias back-channel talks with Pakistan that led the two sides close to a deal on Kashmir. Lambah, a proficient but low-key official who helped shape relations with [] The post Former Diplomat Satinder Kumar Lambah Passes Away appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 2 Jul 2022 11:44 am

Baahubali stars Prabhas and Anushka Shetty will next be seen in Maruthi's laugh riot Raja Deluxe?

After charming the audience multiple times, Prabhas and Anushka Shetty are coming together for a laugh-riot entertainer.

DNA India 2 Jul 2022 11:42 am

The real-life story of Nambi Narayanan, the scientist Madhavan plays in Rocketry

ISRO spy case The 80-year-old former ISRO scientist is still awaiting justice, as the case against 18 police officers accused of fabricating the case against him in 1994 is pending in court. Azeefa Fathima On October 20, 1994, a Maldivian woman named Mariam Rasheeda was taken into custody by the Special Branch of Police in Kerala. Her arrest soon snowballed into a massive espionage related scandal, with seven persons, including former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan, accused of being part of a spy racket. Actor R Madhavans directorial debut Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, which released on July 1, is a biographical drama that traces the life of Nambi Narayanan, an aerospace engineer who was working with ISRO and the main accused in the alleged espionage case. Nambi, along with the others, was acquitted in May 1996 by a CBI court. However, it was not until 2018 that he was able to take a break from years of legal battle, because soon after the acquittal the Kerala government had ordered a re-investigation. This was challenged by the scientist, and the case dragged on for another couple of years until the Supreme Court quashed the state governments move. Timeline of the 27-year legal battle The bizarre espionage case began with the arrest of Mariam Rasheeda in October 1994 for overstaying her visa. She and her friend Fauziya Hassan, who were staying in Hotel Samrat in Thiruvananthapuram, were asked by Special Branch Inspector S Vijayan to appear before him. When the duo went to the police station, Vijayan detained Mariam alleging that she did not have a proper reason to stay in India despite her visa expiring. Mariam, however, said she was here for medical treatment? and to help Fauziya get school admission for her daughter. Saying that she could not return as flights to the Maldives were suspended because of a plague scare, Mariam approached the police seeking permission to stay in India. That was when her passport was confiscated. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Research and Analysis Wing also joined the case, and Mariam was arrested on October 20. Mariam later alleged that Vijayan had made sexual advances which she turned down and said she had warned him that she would report him to another senior police official, Raman Srivastava. On November 13, Fauziya was also arrested and the case was taken over by the Special Investigation Team headed by then Kerala DIG Siby Mathews. Both the Kerala Police and the IB claimed that Mariam confessed that confidential documents of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had been leaked by its scientists. They alleged that the two Maldivian nationals had made telephone calls from their hotel room to D Sasikumaran, who was the general manager of the Proto Fabrication and Technology Division of ISROs Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC). Sasikumaran was arrested on November 21. Nambi was leading ISROs cryogenic engine project and Sasikumaran was his deputy. Nambi was also arrested soon after, on November 30. After the arrests, the special team of the Kerala Police, saying that it was not equipped to handle the case, requested that it be transferred to the CBI. The Central team took up the case in December 1994. The allegation by the Kerala Police was that Nambi and Sasikumaran fell into a honey trap set by the Maldivian women and subsequently gave them multiple documents that were deemed national secret. The documents included ISROs Vikas engine drawings, details about the cryogenic engine technology developed by India, among others. The story does not end there; the police also alleged that this data was passed on to a Pakistani nuclear scientist, who then paid the ISRO scientists lakhs of US dollars. Multiple arrests, story woven wider Apart from these four arrests, the Indian representative of Russian space agency Glavkosmos, K Chandrasekhar, and a labour contractor named SK Sharma were also arrested. They were booked under the Official Secrets Act. The arrests were only part of the story. Using the scam, politicians and media in Kerala targeted several people, including then Chief Minister K Karunakaran and then Southern Range IG Raman Srivastava. It is to be noted that Mariam first met Srivastava about the extension of her visa. There were many demands for Srivatsavas arrest after the Maldivian women allegedly told the investigators that a coatwallah was part of the conspiracy. However, Srivatsava was never implicated in the case. He was close to Chief Minister Karunakaran and his brother was an IG working in then Prime Minister Narasimha Raos office. The political pressure increased to such an extent that Karunakaran stepped down as CM. After close to two months in jail, Nambi was granted bail in January 1995. The case went on for 16 more months until May 1996, when a CBI court acquitted all six accused in the case. The CBI, after its 18-month investigation, submitted a 104-page-long final report that found that the entire case was false and fabricated with no iota of evidence to back any of the allegations put forth. There was a time in the 1990s when the PSLV rocket was a huge success and ISRO was looking to develop the GSLV a more powerful rocket that could carry heavier satellites and go deeper into space. However, it needed a cryogenic engine for power. For this cryogenic technology, India had signed a deal with a Russian agency, which was opposed by the US, and India planned to develop the technology indigenously. Nambi believes that he was arrested as part of a US-backed conspiracy to destroy Indias development of the cryogenic engine. As for Raman Srivatsava, it was later alleged that Siby Mathews who headed the investigation had a strained relationship with him, and that is why Srivatsava was implicated in the scandal. However, this was not the end of the road because months after the CBI courts acquittal, the CPI(M)-led Kerala government reopened the case and ordered further investigation, which was challenged by Nambi. The governments case was quashed by the Supreme Court in March 1998. In 1999, Nambi sought compensation and action against those who fabricated the case. But no such action was taken in all these years. However, in September 2012, the Kerala HC directed the state government to pay him a compensation of Rs 10 lakh. Subsequently, in September 2018, the apex court awarded him Rs 50 lakh as compensation saying that he was subjected to harassment and mental cruelty. The Supreme Court also constituted a committee headed by Justice DK Jain and ordered a probe into the role played by the Kerala police in falsely implicating Nambi and others in the case. This committee submitted its report in April 2021 saying that the entire case was part of a conspiracy and also recommended a detailed investigation. Based on this recommendation, the SC ordered a CBI re-investigation and an FIR was registered against 18 former officers of the Kerala police and IB in June 2021. However, the case is still pending in court. At this juncture, we also should take note of a simultaneous media trial held, right from the arrest of the two Maldivians till this point. Apart from a few media houses, like Asianet News, that called out the polices actions from the beginning and faced a defamation suit as a result, other media houses published sensational claims. The entire case, which was sensationalised as a scandal revolving around sex, money and espionage, started with a three-centimetre-long news copy in the Communist partys official newspaper Deshabhimani on Mariams arrest for overstaying her visa. Later, the news was picked up by another newspaper Mangalam, with police sources connecting Mariam with several businessmen and scientists, thereby creating a buzz around the issue. While Nambi was initially vilified by the media, he was later characterised as a victim of vendetta, politics and lack of media ethics. An investigation by The Caravan magazine in 2018, however, pointed out that the CBI had hastily shut the case as Narasimha Raos son Prabhakar Raos name had been dragged in. The magazine went on to ask if the CBI was acting on orders of the PMs office and why it had ignored the fact that Nambi had applied for voluntary retirement a few days after Mariams arrest. For Nambi himself, the fight has not stopped as all those officers who investigated the case remain unpunished. Watch: How ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan was exonerated in the ISRO spy case

The News Minute 2 Jul 2022 11:19 am

Mango diplomacy: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina sends mango to Assam CM

Guwahati: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has gifted her countrys famed Amrapali mangoes to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, officials said on Saturday. The Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner in Guwahati, Shah Md Tanvir Monsur handed over the gift to the Chief Ministers Principal Secretary Samir Sinha on Friday night. The Bangladesh premier has sent [] The post Mango diplomacy: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina sends mango to Assam CM appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 2 Jul 2022 11:07 am

Revisiting abodes of silver-screen magic in Delhi

Afew decades ago at a time when multiplexes hadnt quite changed the way we watch films single-screen cinemas used to be the go-to places.

The New Indian Express 2 Jul 2022 10:40 am

Juniper Networks Announces Cloud Metro Innovation to Drive Sustainable Business Growth for Service Providers

Business Wire India Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced the innovation that will power its vision and strategy for Cloud Metro a new category of solutions for service providers, optimized for metro transformation and sustainable business growth. Traditional retro metro networks are device-centric and are buckling under the extreme scale, agility and experience demands that widespread digital transformation and the advent of 5G services are bringing . Todays announcement focuses on enabling sustainable business growth, with a series of high-performance networking systems, powered by AI-enabled, cloud-delivered automation, specifically designed to build next generation Cloud Metro infrastructure. These systems will deliver significantly-reduced natural resource consumption capabilities to help sustain the planet, improved tools and simplified working methods to help sustain over-pressured operations teams, along with embedded service assurance and security capabilities to optimize service experience, all while enabling service providers to sustain profitable business growth. Junipers new Cloud Metro systems uniquely feature industry-leading energy-efficient, adaptive power designs as their foundational principle, enabling unused features and Packet Forwarding Engines (PFEs) to be automatically switched off when not in use. The removable modular power shelf design reduces e-waste and extends system lifetimes by accommodating up to 48 times bandwidth growth within the same chassis. It is certified as Titanium grade by CLEAResult in its 80 Plus program , the first and only metro networking device power module to accomplish such a rating. The future-proofed scale, capacity, performance and smart features of Junipers Cloud Metro portfolio replace the traditional 3-5 year rip-and-replace network lifecycles with 7-12 year lifecycles. Pay-as-you-go models and a breadth of interface options allow service providers to flex their investment economically in line with demand. Junipers advanced use of AI and cloud-delivered automation equips service providers to simplify day-to-day workflows, deploy services faster (with device onboarding taking just minutes instead of hours), reduce trouble tickets and accelerate time-to-service (and therefore revenue) restoration. This significantly improves productivity, empowering network engineers and operators to accomplish more, which is critical for employee satisfaction and retention. The new solutions also deliver up to 71 percent lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by leveraging the latest generation of silicon, industry-leading system design and AI-enabled Device Onboarding-as-a-Service. Zero Trust security is built-in rather than bolted-on, while active service assurance is embedded to deliver proactive service testing, monitoring and remediation. Solution News Overview: Juniper Paragon Automation as a Service is the industrys only AI-enabled, cloud-delivered automation portfolio for metro networks, delivering immediate time-to-service value from months to minutes and reduced Mean Time to Know (MTTK) and Mean Time to Recovery (MTTR). Juniper AI-Enabled Device Onboarding-as-a-Service is the first-use case to be launched leveraging Juniper Paragon Automation as a Service, driving real business outcomes by significantly reducing device onboarding times. Juniper Networks ACX7000 Family products are sustainable, high-performance systems leveraging unique design and adaptive power innovations that deliver up to 77 percent lower power consumption, up to 64 percent better space efficiencies and 4-7 years longer system lifetime than leading competitive products available today. The portfolio also delivers the industrys fastest router line card, highest 400GE density and fabric capacity per slot, up to 21.6 Tbps with 54x400GE ports, ready for 800G and beyond. Juniper Paragon Active Assurance test agents are embeddedin JUNOS OS Evolved, available in all ACX7000 models. This turns the cloud metro network into a distributed sensor for assuring user experience proactively which removes the need for additional, standalone probe hardware to be deployed. Additionally, with the new capability of emulating 5G UE/gNB, service providers can now simulate traffic for both the control plane and user plane, ensuring each 5G network slice meets expected SLA. Zero Trust Security principles and the threat detection, analysis and prevention fundamentals of Junipers Connected Security portfolio have been applied throughout the Juniper Cloud Metro solution. Unique cryptographic digital identities are implemented with the Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) across the Cloud Metro IP services fabric, enabling device attestation and RFC-compliant secure zero-touch provisioning (sZTP). In addition, file encryption and MACsec are implemented to protect data at rest and data in transit. This holistic approach to trust is further enhanced by Paragons ability to automatically validate the security deployment and operation across a network of ACX7000 devices. Juniper Networks 400G ZR/ZR+ optics co-developed to reduce service provider costs by consolidating IP and optical layers with coherent pluggable optics, which eliminates an entire layer of DWDM transponder terminals by integrating 400G ZR/ZR+ Digital Coherent Optics (DCO). These optics fully comply with industry specifications from OpenZR+ and OIF . Supporting Quotes In a world of 'retro metros,' Junipers new Cloud Metro solution stands apart. Our cloud-delivered Paragon Automation-as-a-Service promises immediate productivity increases for service providers. Instead of building complex, time-consuming 'DIY' automation solutions, they are empowered tofocus on assuring service experiences for their customers. By extending our proven AI solution to the service provider WAN, we can improve productivity for customer operations teams by dramatically reducing trouble tickets and increasing network availability. And our extended ACX7000 Family delivers the most secure, assured, scalable and intelligent Cloud Metro portfolio on the market. This is the answer to service provider needs for a sustainable future for their profits, their people and the planet. - Brendan Gibbs, Senior Vice President of Automated WAN Solutions, Juniper Networks Digital transformation is moving into its next phase which is all about transforming operational technology (OT) and driving the distributed delivery of new applications and use cases based on emerging technologies such as AI and AR. The metro edge is key to supporting the massive data, real-time performance and sustainability demands that this new era of OT transformation is bringing. This important industry shift requires the re-imagining and re-engineering of the metro network and Juniper is showing leadership here in its Cloud Metro portfolio. Service providers that want to deliver reliable, secure and high-performing services at the metro edge with a sustainable business model should pay close attention. - Caroline Chappell, Research Director, Cloud Practice, Analysys Mason Our metro connectivity services across more than 260 major cities around the world meet our customers need for secure, scalable and high-performance networking. We experience continuous demand for secure connectivity and expect to see double-digit traffic growth on our network, as we continue to provide the great experience our customers require. Were long-term supporters of Junipers vision for high-performance, scalable IP networking and are excited to see the significant enhancements and innovation featured in their Cloud Metro portfolio that can bring more benefits for our customers in the future. - Don MacNeil, Chief Operating Officer, GTT Communications We are excited that the partnership between Broadcom and Juniper has delivered such a comprehensive portfolio of WAN routing platforms, all based on our leading Jericho and Qumran silicon. This announcement is especially compelling as it showcases Broadcoms Jericho 2c+ silicon enabling a 50 percent increase to the industrys highest-density 400G routing line card in a modular chassis. With market-leading 54 ports of 400G per slot at 21.6Tbps, this performance underscores the unmatched scalability and power efficiency of the product offering. We are thankful for our engineering teams. - Ram Velaga, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Core Switching Group, Broadcom Solution Availability AI-enabled Paragon Automation-as-a-Service available 1H23 ACX7000 Family: ACX7100-32C, ACX7100-48L, ACX7509 available now ACX7024 orderable now, available Q322 ACX7908, ACX7348 orderable 1H23 Juniper embedded Paragon Active Assurance available 2H22 Built-in zero trust security with SaaS-based network trust attestation available 1H23 Juniper 400G ZR/ZR+ optics orderable & available Q322 Additional Resources Cloud Metro Solution Page Blog: Cloud Metro: Reimagining Metro Networks for Sustainable Business Growth Blog: Welcome to the Future of Network Automation: Juniper Paragon Automation-as-a-Service Blog: Reimagining Metro Architectures for the Experience-First Era Blog: Balancing Design Choices for Sustainable Growth: Juniper ACX7000 Family ACX7000 Family Datasheet Solution Brief: Juniper Cloud Metro as the Experience Sensor Solution Brief: AI-Enabled Device Onboarding as a Service Demo: Paragon Automation as a Service Device Onboarding About Juniper Networks Juniper Networks is dedicated to dramatically simplifying network operations and driving superior experiences for end users. Our solutions deliver industry-leading insight, automation, security and AI to drive real business results. We believe that powering connections will bring us closer together while empowering us all to solve the worlds greatest challenges of well-being, sustainability and equality. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks ( www.juniper.net ) or connect with Juniper on Twitter , LinkedIn and Facebook . Juniper Networks, the Juniper Networks logo, Juniper, Junos, and other trademarks listed here are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Statement of Product Direction The information on this page may contain Juniper's development and plans for future products, features, or enhancements (SOPD Information). SOPD Information is subject to change at any time, without notice. Juniper provides no assurances, and assumes no responsibility, that future products, features, or enhancements will be introduced. In no event should any purchase decision be based upon reliance of timeframes or specifics outlined as part of SOPD Information, because Juniper may delay or never introduce the future products, features, or enhancements. Any SOPD Information within, or referenced or obtained from, this website by any person does not give rise to any reliance claim, or any estoppel, against Juniper in connection with, or arising out of, any representations set forth in the SOPD Information. Juniper is not liable for any loss or damage (howsoever incurred) by any person in connection with, or arising out of, any representations set forth in the SOPD Information. category-serviceprovider View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220701005027/en/

BusinessWire India 2 Jul 2022 10:14 am

ED files chargesheet in money laundering case against DK Shivakumar

Crime The case dates back to August, 2017 when the I-T department carried out searches at multiple premises in Delhi as part of an alleged tax evasion probe against Shivakumar and his associates. PTI Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar devised a well-planned criminal conspiracy with four of his aides to allegedly hide unaccounted cash worth crores that was seized by the Income-tax department from premises linked to him in 2017, the ED has said in a recent chargesheet filed against him under the anti-money laundering law. The about 60-pages prosecution complaint was filed by the federal agency before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Delhi on May 24. The case dates back to August, 2017 when the I-T department carried out searches at multiple premises in Delhi as part of an alleged tax evasion probe against Shivakumar, his alleged business associate and liquor trader Sachin Narayan (45), another associate Sunil Kumar Sharma (46) who operated a fleet of luxury buses, 49-year-old Karnataka Bhawan (Delhi) employee A Hanumanthaiah and former state government employee and caretaker posted at the Karnataka Bhawan Rajendra N (76). Cash worth more than Rs 8.59 crore (Rs 8,59,69,100) was seized by the tax department during the searches out of which over Rs 41 lakh has now been adjusted as tax liability of Shivakumar, and over Rs 7.58 lakh as that of Sharma, after they claimed the money as their agriculture income and business income respectively. The I-T department later filed a chargesheet before a Bengaluru court on charges of tax evasion against all the accused and the ED took cognisance of this complaint to file a money laundering case in 2018. Shivakumar, after the I-T raids, had said in 2017 that his instrumental role in ensuring safe stay of Gujarat Congress MLAs in a Karnataka resort during the Rajya Sabha polls in 2017, amid allegations that the BJP was trying to poach them, was the reason for the tax department action. Describing the role of 60-year-old Shivakumar, a former cabinet minister of Karnataka, the ED said he is the main accused involved in process/activity related to money laundering who converted his tainted money into untainted money/property etc. and devised a well-planned criminal conspiracy to hide the source of such trained cash with active participation and help of other accused. Shivakumar, it alleged, was involved in influencing witnesses directly or indirectly as A Hanumanthaiah and Rajendra N in their statements given during the I-T search proceedings clearly stated that the seized cash belongs to D K Shivakumar. It said the fact about ownership of cash was also confirmed by them in post search proceedings before I-T authorities and it is well corroborated with the material evidences but later on after about seven months they retracted their statements and the retraction was filed by both on the same date without furnishing the substituted and credible material for such retraction. The ED said the purpose of retraction is just to create a legal facade during prosecution proceedings before the special court. The agency linked the four other accused saying they assisted and helped the Congress leader in concealing the proceeds of crime. It said Shivakumar influenced his associates to own up his unaccounted cash so that he being a public servant does not come under the scrutiny of law. Out of the total seized cash, Rs 6,61,26,000 was recovered from the bedroom of a flat located in the Safdarjung Enclave area of Delhi and the ED said the room was controlled by Shivakumar. The flat belonged to Sharma's deceased brother and as per the chargesheet, the key of this room was found with Hanumanthaiah during the I-T raids. The ED said Hanumanthaiah deposed before the agency to state that Shivakumar used to give him Rs 1-1.5 lakh every year. A Hanumanthaiah, it said, was actively involved in handling proceeds of crime of Shivakumar and was involved in collection, storage and delivery of cash. Talking about Narayan, the ED chargesheet said he owned up Rs 1.37 crore recovered from his flat but elonging to Shivakumar, but could not substantiate the generation of cash with documentary evidence. Narayan offered this amount for taxation by I-T authorities o protect D K Shivakumar, it alleged. Making similar charges against Sharma, the ED said he knowingly assisted DK Shivakumar in concealing the unaccounted cash... and claimed he was moving illegal cash of Shivakumar so that it can be utilised in political activities. Shivakumar, as per the chargesheet, recorded his statement before the ED in 2019 saying an amount of Rs 41,03,600 seized by the tax authorities from the Safdarjung Enclave belonged to him and was accumulated out of his agriculture income.When DK Shivakumar was asked about his agricultural activities, he could not even provide basic details on income, expenses, land details, the ED said. It said during the course of proceedings before the I-T department and the ED, the Congress leader could not produce any evidence in support of Rs 40 lakh on account of agriculture income and it is established beyond doubt that there is no other source of cash except for unaccounted cash of D K Shivakumar. It said this cash (of over Rs 41 lakh) was unaccounted and accumulated at Delhi as a result of hawala activities of the co-accused on the directions of Shivakumar.

The News Minute 2 Jul 2022 9:58 am

Monkeypox cases in Europe tripled in last 2 weeks, says WHO

The World Health Organizations Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent.

The Daily Star 2 Jul 2022 8:35 am

Co-morbid two-year-old dies of Covid-19

A two-year-old Covid-19 positive boy, who was admitted to Valsad civil hospital, in a semi-conscious condition with high fever on June 24 died due to multiple health complications .

The Times of India 2 Jul 2022 8:30 am

Cyber crimes on the rise in Mysuru, over 125 FIRs filed in 6 months

A 20-year-old student lost Rs 80,000 after she dialled phone numbers shown on search engines while browsing the internet looking for a job. Within a few days, the callers promised her a job as ground staff in an airline in January and then received money multiple times online before blocking her.

The Times of India 2 Jul 2022 8:28 am

Big Tech Cos pose risk to financial stability: RBI

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Friday that Big tech companies offering financial services pose risk to financial stability as their complex intertwined operational linkages with financial institutions could lead to contagion effect and potential anti-competitive behavior. The RBI, in its 25th Financial Stability Report said the advent of FinTech has exposed the banking system to new risks which extend beyond prudential issues and often intersect with other public policy objectives relating to safeguarding of data privacy, cyber security, consumer protection, competition and compliance with anti-money laundering policies. Big tech companies can scale up quickly and pose risk to financial stability, which can come up from increased disintermediation of incumbent institutions, the central bank noted. Moreover, complex intertwined operational linkages between BigTech entities and financial institutions could lead to concentration and contagion risks and issues relating to potential anti-competitive behaviour, the reports said. Regulators and supervisors face a challenging balancing act between innovation-friendliness and managing risks to financial stability. This need more engagement of stakeholders like regulators, FinTech industry and academia to work towards common principles for management of FinTech activities, including business and revenue models, governance, conduct and risk management, the report said. Govt raises export tax on petrol, diesel & ATF Risks to Indian economy's financial stability emerging from global spillovers: RBI RBI stress test show banks gross NPAs to decline more from Six-yr low

News Track 2 Jul 2022 8:27 am

Outgoing chief justice hails diversity of Karnataka, stresses on discipline - Times of India

Outgoing chief justice hails diversity of Karnataka, stresses on discipline Times of India

Google News 2 Jul 2022 8:14 am

'Monkeypox cases tripled in two weeks in...': WHO's BIG warning on viral outbreak

Monkeypox outbreak: To date, more than 5,000 monkeypox cases have been reported from 51 countries worldwide that don't normally report the disease, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Zee News 2 Jul 2022 7:43 am

Karnataka govt agrees to regularise pourakarmikas

Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday gave in-principle approval for regularising pourakarmikas who have been directly recruited but not regularised by urban local bodies across Karnataka, including BBMP.

The Times of India 2 Jul 2022 7:38 am

World UFO Day 2022: History, Significance and All You Need to Know

The World UFO Day provides an opportunity to these explorers and enthusiasts to discuss, decode, and deduce multiple theories related to UFOs

News18 2 Jul 2022 7:30 am

Monkeypox cases triple in Europe: WHO; Africa calls for sharing supplies

WHO's Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched

Business Standard 2 Jul 2022 7:05 am

Demands of pourakarmikas: Bommai to form panel

The State government has agreed in principle to regularise the services of pourakarmikas who are working on direct payment basis in various urban civic bodies in the state.

The New Indian Express 2 Jul 2022 6:09 am

Karnataka at forefront in adapting to new tax regime: Bommai

Noting some principles for taxation, he said the system should be purposeful, affordable, accountable and equitable.

The New Indian Express 2 Jul 2022 6:01 am

Andhra PradeshHC stays govts online movie ticket sale plan

Further, with the multiplexes not signing the agreement by the government-set cut-off date, they stand the chance of losing their licences.

The New Indian Express 2 Jul 2022 5:36 am

Meal kit company sued by customers who claim 'contaminated' lentils led to gallbladders removals

Vegan meal kit startup Daily Harvest has been hit with two lawsuits by customers alleging they needed gallbladder removals after eating one of the company's products, reported CNN . Last month the company issued a voluntary recall of its French Lentil + Leek Crumbles dish following multiple claims of gastrointestinal and liver from consumers. The first lawsuit was filed by Carol Ann Ready, an Oklahoma woman who is suing the company in the federal court for the Southern District of New York. Ready purchased and ate lentil crumbles from Daily Harvest on two separate occasions in May, both of which both of which resulted in trips to the emergency room. The second of these was a four-day stay, which ended with Ready's physician recommending gallbladder removal. Attorneys for Ready are asking for a jury trial, alleging that damages for the case exceed what the court normally allows. Plaintiff has sustained serious personal injuries; suffered, and will continue to suffer, significant pain and other physical discomfort; incurred, and will continue to incur, substantial medical expenses; have missed, and will likely miss in the future, work and time necessarily dedicated to advancement in her profession; and remains at risk for future health complications with damages far in excess of $75,000, the jurisdictional threshold of this court, says the complaint, obtained by Food Safety News . Earlier this week, an Oregon-based content creator who claimed he also consumed the lentils and subsequently had to have his gallbladder removed filed a personal injury lawsuit against Daily Harvest. In a video posted to Twitter on June 21, the plaintiff in the lawsuit, Luke Wesley Pearson, warned his followers not to eat the lentil crumbles. DO NOT eat Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leek Crumbles I was hospitalized with LFTs in the 400-700s, fever, chills, headache, back ache, and jaundice. I had to have surgery - they took my gallbladder out! Im home recovering and hearing of so many others going through this. pic.twitter.com/fsWxDklPc0 Luke Wesley Pearson (@LukeWesPearson) June 21, 2022 Daily Harvest still hasnt pinpointed what may have caused the adverse reactions. All pathogen and toxicology results have come back negative so far, but we're continuing to do extensive testing so we can get to the bottom of this. Everyone who has been affected deserves an answer, and we are committed to making this right, the company said in a statement to CNN . Yesterday the FDA announced a formal investigation into the outbreak, in an effort to determine the cause. In a blog post, Daily Harvest said it received approximately 470 reports from customers who suffered adverse reactions after eating the product.

Engadget 2 Jul 2022 5:00 am

Aipers Orca 2000 automatic pool cleaner reaches new low price at $900 (Save 31%)

Aipury (98% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering its after clipping the on-page coupon . Normally going for $1,300, this 31% discount marks a new all-time low price weve tracked. Unlike some other Aiper models weve covered, this one is one of its highest-end models with the ability to clean the walls of your pool with its triple-axis drive system and propeller to keep it against the walls. There is even a remote control in addition to the external power supply, so you never have to worry about dead batteries, which will allow you to control the path and cleaning it is doing. The three-filter system uses different steps to filter out all the debris and particulates from your pool. Head below for more. more The post Aipers Orca 2000 automatic pool cleaner reaches new low price at $900 (Save 31%) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 2 Jul 2022 4:40 am

Minnesota Timberwolves make big move to acquire Rudy Gobert from Utah Jazz, per reports

Minnesota has reached a deal to acquire star center Rudy Gobert from Utah for multiple players and multiple first-round draft picks.

USA Today 2 Jul 2022 3:07 am

iOS 16 Focus Guide: What's New With Apple's Focus Mode

Apple in iOS 15 introduced Focus mode, an expansion of Do Not Disturb that allows you to set up different permissions for apps, contacts, and more depending on what you're doing. You can have separate tasks for when you're at work, when you're studying, when you're at home, and more. In iOS 16 , Apple has improved Focus with new features, and this guide covers everything that you need to know about using Focuses in iOS 16. Improved Focus Setup Setting up a Focus is more straightforward than it was before, with a new personalized setup experience for each Focus that you create. Apple used to drop you right into a confusing array of options for doing things like allowing people and apps for notifications, but now there's an explainer that lets you know how all the Focus features work, and a streamlined process for selecting your options. With the Silence Notifications section, you can choose the apps and the people that are able to contact you when a Focus is turned on, and Apple has added options to allow or silence notifications from select people, which wasn't an option previously. With iOS 15, you could only choose allowed apps and allowed people, rather than specific people and apps to silence. Note: Silence lists are only available on devices running iOS 16, iPadOS 16 , and macOS Ventura . Devices running iOS 15 and earlier cannot access silence lists. Apple walks you through choosing who to allow calls from as well, plus you can go through the customize screens interface, set Focus schedules, and add filters to block out certain email inboxes in Mail, Safari Tab Groups, and more, which we outline in the sections below. Customize Screens With iOS 16, you can customize everything about your Focus, including what the Home Screen , Lock Screen, and Apple Watch face look like. You can select from any of the Lock Screens that you've created, linking it to a Focus mode. You can also create a new Lock Screen from the Gallery. For the Home Screen customization, you can select any one of your existing app pages to serve as your main Home Screen for the Focus mode. So if you want to create a Home Screen with specific apps for a Focus, you'll first need to set up an app page by rearranging your apps. As for the Apple Watch, if you are an Apple Watch owner, you can select one of your Apple Watch faces to activate on your wrist for a specific Focus mode. If you've set up a custom Lock Screen, Home Screen, or Apple Watch face for your Focus and change your mind, just tap on the - symbol to clear it. Linked Lock Screens and Focus Modes You can create custom Lock Screens in iOS 16, and each Lock Screen can be associated with a different Focus. That means you can set a Lock Screen to coincide with a Focus, giving your phone a different look throughout the day. If you have a work focus, for example, you can set up a Lock Screen with the style and widgets that are useful for your job, and then when at home, you can have an entirely different setup. To associate a Focus with a Lock Screen, open up the Lock Screen interface by long pressing on an unlocked iPhone 's Lock Screen, scroll to the Lock Screen of your choice, and then tap on Focus to choose which Focus mode to associate the Lock Screen with. After that, the Lock Screen will have a little icon at the bottom that lets you know which Focus it is linked to. Then, to activate the Focus, you can just swap over to that Lock Screen, so it's super easy to change Focus modes. Note that you can also go through this setup process in the Focus section of the Settings app. Just open it up, select the Focus you want to use for a Lock Screen, and choose the Customize Screens option that's described up above. Lock Screen and Home Page Suggestions When you're creating a Focus, Apple says that iOS can suggest Lock Screens for the Focus option, like a photo Lock Screen when you're home, and a more data-central set of options for when you're at work. Apple also offers suggestions for Home Screen pages that have the apps and widgets that are most relevant to the Focus you're selecting. Focus Filters Focus Filters are an entirely new feature in iOS 16. With this option, you can choose to filter out content within apps, displaying a specific Mail account or Calendar, if you have multiple. When you use a Focus with a filter set, the app with the filter will only show what you've selected, hiding everything else. Here's what you can filter out with Focus Filters: Calendar - If you have different calendars set up for work and family, you can associate just one calendar with a Focus so you see only relevant events when that Focus is activated. Mail - You can choose any of your Mail accounts to associate with a Focus, and with this activated, when you're in that Focus, the Mail app will only show the accounts you've selected. It's useful if you want to filter out personal emails while working, and vice versa. Messages - The Messages app can be set to hide all messages except for the messages from the People list that you created for the particular Focus mode. So if you have a Personal Focus that filters out all contacts from work, you won't see their messages in the Messages app with the Personal Focus turned on. Safari - Safari can be set to only show a specific Tab Group when a Focus is turned on. You'll need to set up the Tab Group ahead of time in the Safari app. Dark Mode - You can choose Dark mode or Light mode for a Focus. Low Power Mode - You can opt to have Low Power mode activated or deactivated with a Focus. Focus Filter API Apple made a Focus Filter API for developers so third-party apps can allow the same specific filtering options within a Focus as Apple's own app. If you use a third-party email app, for example, you'll be able to select a mailbox to show within that app provided the developer adds the Focus Filter API. Focus Status Apple has made it easier to control whether apps can let people know that you have a Focus activated and are silencing notifications. With the Focus Status section, you can choose which Focus modes are permitted to share that you have your notifications silenced. You can block a Focus mode from sharing that information, so people won't be informed that your notifications are off if they try to message you. This was possible to set in iOS 15, but in iOS 16, it's simpler to get to and manage. Silence and Allow Lists As mentioned up above, Silence and Allow lists are available in the Focus app in iOS 16, which may be one of the most notable quality of life improvements. Rather than just selecting people or apps that are allowed to notify you, you can also select people or apps that are not allowed to notify you with a specific Focus. If you wanted to block out a specific person or app prior to iOS 16, there was no easy way to do so because you could only allow contacts and apps. For example, if you wanted to block out just the Messages app in iOS 15 while leaving everything else accessible, you would have to allow every other app. That's not the case in iOS 16, as you can choose apps (or people) to silence. Guide Feedback Have questions about the iOS 16 Focus option, know of a feature we left out, or want to offer feedback on this guide? Send us an email here . This article, iOS 16 Focus Guide: What's New With Apple's Focus Mode first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 2 Jul 2022 12:50 am

TikTok tells senators how it plans to beef up data security for American users

In a letter to nine Republican senators, TikTok said it's working to remove any doubt about the security of US user data. CEO Shou Zi Chew reiterated a claim that TikTok stores American user data on servers run by Oracle, which will be audited by a third party. Chew also said the company expects to delete US users' protected data from our own systems and fully pivot to Oracle cloud servers located in the US. [We] are working with Oracle on new, advanced data security controls that we hope to finalize in the near future, Chew wrote in the letter, which was obtained by The New York Times. That work puts us closer to the day when we will be able to pivot toward a novel and industry-leading system for protecting the data of our users in the United States, with robust, independent oversight to ensure compliance. Chew was responding to questions in a letter sent by the Republican senators including Roger Wicker, the ranking Republican member of the Senate Commerce Committee following a report by BuzzFeed News . The publication reported last month that China-based engineers of ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, accessed non-public data on users in the US between at least September 2021 and January 2022. The report also prompted Brendan Carr, the Federal Communication Commission's senior Republican commissioner, to call on Apple and Google to remove the TikTok app from their stores. Carr requested a response from the companies by July 8th if they choose not to remove TikTok from the App Store and Play Store, respectively. In the letter , Chew refuted much of BuzzFeed News' reporting, though conceded that ByteDance workers outside the US can access American user data subject to a series of robust cybersecurity controls and authorization approval protocols overseen by our US-based security team. In addition, TikTok has an internal data classification system and approval process in place that assigns levels of access based on the data's classification and requires approvals for access to US user data. Legislators have been raising security concerns about TikTok over the last few years. In August 2020, then-president Donald Trump signed an executive order that would have made it difficult, if not impossible, for the app to operate in the US. The following month, Trump approved , in principle, a deal that would see Oracle and Walmart take a stake in a new company that would run TikTok's business in the US. Microsoft was also in the running to secure a deal. A federal judge struck down Trump's order just before it was supposed to take effect. President Joe Biden rescinded the order in January 2021, but signed a separate one that required a security review of that app and WeChat. The following month, the Oracle and Walmart deal was reportedly put on hold indefinitely .

Engadget 2 Jul 2022 12:46 am

Bose refurb. speakers, soundbars, headphones, more from $114 for the holiday weekend

Bose is now offering in-house refurbished units of its SoundLink Revolve+ II Bluetooth speaker for $284 $244 shipped in Luxe Silver or Triple Black. Regularly $329 brand new at where it hasnt dropped any lower than $299 this year, todays deal is the best price we can find on the true 360-degree speaker. You can also step down to the smaller SoundLink Revolve II in refurbished condition at $189 from the regular $219 or even the previous-generation SoundLink Revolve+ on sale for $149 . On the Revolve+ II model, youll find dual-passive radiators, an omnidirectional acoustic deflector, speakerphone functionality, a water-resistant design, and softer bumpers around the top and bottom for protection against bumps and drops. The flexible fabric handle is a nice touch as well. The world-class Bose refurbishment program deliver the same warranty as the new units after being thoroughly inspected, tested, and serviced to meet strict Bose sound quality standards. More details below. more The post Bose refurb. speakers, soundbars, headphones, more from $114 for the holiday weekend appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 2 Jul 2022 12:05 am

New method boosts the study of regulation of gene activity

Researchers report the development of a chemical-based sequencing method to quantify different epigenetic markers simultaneously. Their method, called NT-seq, short for nitrite treatment followed by next-generation sequencing, is a sequencing method for detecting multiple types of DNA methylation genome-wide.

ScienceDaily 2 Jul 2022 12:01 am

Monkeypox cases in Europe tripled in last two weeks: World Health Organisation

To date, more than 5,000 monkeypox cases have been reported from 51 countries worldwide, according to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Zee News 1 Jul 2022 11:35 pm

Ravi Shastri Expresses Disappointment On Shubman Gill's Dismissal

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri on Friday expressed his utter disappointment on how opener Shubman Gill was dismissed on day one of the rescheduled Edgbaston Test against England. Gill hit four attractive boundaries before being dismissed for 17 by James Anderson just before the first half-hour of the day was to be completed. Anderson had been operating a little shorter than fuller as his length, with very little movement available off the pitch and bowled mostly wider of the stumps. He had to bend his back a bit to get some scalps and got one when he pitched closer to off-stump, to which Gill edged one away from his body which he should have had left on line and length, to second slip. That's unfortunate. He (Gill) is a class act. He needs to bring that discipline into his game. That's a nothing shot and he will be disappointed with it. This is a boundary-scoring ground but you need to put a value on your wicket. You have to stick there and runs will come eventually, said Shastri while commentating alongside ex-England player Mark Butcher for broadcasters Sky Sports. Shastri further remarked that Gill will be very sad over squandering a great chance to score runs at Edgbaston. He will be mighty disappointed. When he is set, he makes runs come. Everything before this, there was the intent. There was no intent here. It was just a tentative poke outside the off-stump. Really a nothing shot. He will be very disappointed with this because he had done a little bit of hard work. This is a boundary-scoring ground, Edgbaston. Stay at the crease, you will get runs. There is value for your shots. After taking out Gill, Anderson then dismissed makeshift opener Cheteshwar Pujara for 13 with a fuller ball which had extra bounce and took the shoulder edge to second slip. Former England batter Kevin Pietersen felt Pujara couldn't have done much about the ball he got from Anderson. There's nothing you can do. Sometimes you've just got to say, 'it's the great Jimmy Anderson.' There will be balls you have to play at, which I think that was one of. Jimmy Anderson, on occasions, is just too good. Also Read: Scorecard What do you do? You watch (Glen) McGrath, (Wasim) Akram, (Shaun) Pollock, he's as good as, if not better, than a lot of those guys, in these conditions in particular, said Pietersen during the lunch show after rain caused a break in the proceedings, with India at 53/2 in 20.1 overs.

CNMSports 1 Jul 2022 11:01 pm

Miles Bridges' wife posts photos of alleged assault by Charlotte Hornets star

Hornets' Miles Bridges was arrested on domestic abuse charges Wednesday, per multiple reports. Friday, his wife shared photos from alleged assault.

USA Today 1 Jul 2022 10:41 pm

Andhra Pradesh HC stays govts online movie ticket sale plan

Further, with the multiplexes not signing the agreement by the government-set cut-off date, they stand the chance of losing their licences.

Bing 1 Jul 2022 10:36 pm

No room for complacency over monkeypox, says WHO

World Health Organization official calls for urgent, coordinated action to prevent spread of disease There is no room for complacency around the monkeypox outbreak, the World Health Organization has said, noting that cases in Europe have tripled in just over two weeks, with some infections identified in children. In a statement issued on Friday, Dr Hans Kluge, the WHO regional director for Europe, called on governments and the public to increase efforts to prevent the disease from extending its geographical reach. Urgent and coordinated action is imperative if we are to turn a corner in the race to reverse the ongoing spread of this disease, he said. Continue reading...

The Guardian 1 Jul 2022 10:29 pm

Take Better Screenshots on Your iPhone With This Hidden iOS Setting - CNET

You don't have to capture multiple screenshots to stitch together a longer image.

Cnet 1 Jul 2022 9:45 pm

OnePlus 10 Pro 256GB just launched in US with free OnePlus Buds Pro from $919 ($1,119 value)

OnePlus is now offering its all-new unlocked OnePlus 10 Pro 256GB 5G Android Smartphone for $969 shipped with bundled OnePlus Buds Pro thrown in. Normally fetching that for the handset alone, youre getting $150 in value added in on the newly-released higher storage capacity device. Those upgrading from an existing OnePlus handset can also save an extra $50 , as well. OnePlus 10 Pro stacks up to the brands latest flagship handset thats centered around the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. That powers the 6.7-inch QHD+ 120Hz display as well as the 48MP triple-sensor camera array that comes backed by Hasselblads photography experience. A much quicker fingerprint scanner is supplemented by face unlock, and the 65W fast charging support rounds out the package on this flagship. Dive into our longterm hands-on review for a closer look at what to expect. And dont forget all of the features of the OnePlus Watch which you can read up on right here . Head below for more. more The post OnePlus 10 Pro 256GB just launched in US with free OnePlus Buds Pro from $919 ($1,119 value) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 1 Jul 2022 8:22 pm

ED to scan accounts of Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair

The Delhi Police had said that there were multiple transactions in his accounts

Mid Day 1 Jul 2022 8:14 pm

Smartphone Accessories: 10-pack Amazon Basics MFi Lightning Cables $18, more

Woot is offering a 10-pack of 3-foot MFi Braided-nylon Lightning Cables for $17.99 Prime shipped , with non-Prime members being charged a $6 delivery fee. For comparison, youd spend $85 for this 10-pack at , and todays deal makes each 3-foot cable just $1.80 , which beats our last 1-foot Amazon Basics mention at $2. This kit is ready to ensure you always have a cable to grab when one inevitably goes missing. Each cord is MFi-certified as well to guarantee compatibility with Apples iPhones, iPads, and other products. Plus, each cable is capable of both charging or handling data transfer, making them great choices for bedside tables or even in the car for CarPlay. More smartphone accessories: Save $120 on stainless steel Apple Watch Series 7 alongside aluminum styles from $329 UGREEN 69W Triple USB-C/A Car Charger: | Amazon Totallee launches huge up to 70% off July 4th sale: MagSafe iPhone 13 case $11.50 , more EarFun UBOOM Bluetooth Speaker: | Amazon Tiles 2022 model 2-pack item tracker bundle drops 27% to $40 shipped for today only TORRAS Slim Fit iPhone 13 Pro Max Case: | Amazon Bang & Olufsens Beosound A1 2nd Gen Speaker packs in its signature sound at new low of $176 ZEEHOO MagSafe Air Vent Car Mount: | Amazon Samsungs new 2022 model 300MB/s USB-C Flash Drives hit Amazon all-time lows from $12 Syncwire 7.5W MagSafe Charger with 20W USB-C PD Charger: | Amazon Originally $700 karaoke-ready 1500W Samsung MX-T70 Sound Tower rocks the party at $350 Deals still live from yesterday: Apples official iPhone 13 Pro MagSafe Clear Case hits $39 at Amazon (Save 20%) Mifaso Wall Outlet Surge Protector with 15W USB-C/USB-A:| Amazon Twelve South July 4th sale delivers best prices of the year on Apple accessories at up to 60% off Syncwire Clear iPhone 13 Pro Case:| Amazon Marshalls Kilburn II speaker with 20-hr. battery hits lowest price in months at $250 (Up to $50 off) CyvenSmart 60W USB-C Cable:| Amazon TP-Links all-new energy monitoring HomeKit smart plugs drop to $36.50 for four (Reg. $50) LISEN 60W USB-C/A Dual Charger:| Amazon Save up to 30% on Anker PowerExtend power strips with USB-C and more starting at $17 TAURI Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G Case:| Amazon Save on TP-Link Kasa smart plugs, color bulbs, dimmer switches, more from $17 at Amazon more The post Smartphone Accessories: 10-pack Amazon Basics MFi Lightning Cables $18, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 1 Jul 2022 8:02 pm

Fashion Tips:-If you want to look thin in the dress then follow these tips

Slim and fit is the new trend. Most women do different types of exercises to get slim. But sometimes even after lakhs of efforts, nothing happens. Due to this, she is not able to wear her favourite clothes. Most of the girls like to wear dresses. But often girls have this problem that they look fat in it. Due to this, she is not able to flaunt well in the dress and her confidence gets low. But now you do not have to worry because today we will tell you some such tips, by following which you will look slim in the dress. Do you want to know about these fashion tips? So do read this article till the end. Wear properly fitting undergarments Undergarments are the base of your outfit. You should not wear loose-fitting bras. Wear a bra that gives you full coverage. Your underwear should be stretchable. So buy undergarments only from the lingerie shop. If you don't know your perfect size, ask a shopkeeper for help. Also, keep in mind that the lines of the underwear are not too thick. If you keep these things in mind then you can look slim in the dress. Use shapewear It would not be wrong to say that shapewear makes your outfit perfect. It helps to hide the fat on the midriff, hips and thighs which will make you look thinner. So if you want to look slim in the dress then definitely make shapewear a part of your wardrobe. But buying the right shapewear is also extremely important. Buy shapewear that lifts your breasts and butt. Shapewear with tummy control creates a slim silhouette. These are especially for high waists like pencil skirts. Choose bodysuits, boy shorts, briefs, and camis. Take care of prints too The right pattern and design are also important to look slim in the dress. Avoid wearing horizontal print and A-line cut dress at all. This will make you look fat. The look looks slim in vertical print with a deep-neck dress. Dresses with large prints can also make you look fat. You can wear a small floral print dress. Wear the right colour dress Colours affect our appearance. So if you want to look slim in any dress then choose the right colour. Wear a dress of dark colours. Like purple, brown and blue colours. These colours will make you look thinner. You can look fat in light-coloured clothes. Try not to have multiple colours in your dress. You can wear such a dress, which is fitted and whose upper colour is bright and the west is dark in colour. Look slim in V-neck dresses V- Neckline dresses are perfect for a slim look. This type of dress puts the focus on the face rather than on your midsection. This will not only make you look thinner but also make you look taller. But also keep in mind that the V-neck should not be too deep. Image Credit: freepik Disclaimer Your skin and body are different just like you. We endeavour to bring you accurate, safe and expertly verified information through our articles and social media handles but still consult your doctor before trying any home remedy, hack or fitness tip.

Kalam Times 1 Jul 2022 7:45 pm

'Should we keep protesting?': Pourakarmikas agitate for basic rights in Bengaluru, once again

Civic The sanitation workers who keep the people of Karnataka safe and healthy are on an indefinite strike demanding fair wages and labour rights Samrah Attar Angered by their working conditions, pourakarmikas in the state of Karnataka have started an indefinite strike from July 1. The sanitation workers are demanding that their jobs are regularised, and want a minimum monthly salary of Rs 30,000. Regularisation of pourakarmikas would mean that they will be eligible for benefits such as post-retirement pension, which are not given to contract workers. Pourakarmikas are the people solely responsible for keeping Bengaluru and the entire state of Karnataka clean. However, with continued denial of their basic rights, the pourakarmikas say they cannot continue to work under inhumane conditions. They dont even give us basic amenities like drinking water or toilets. The senior officers enjoy high salaries with little work while were the ones who make sure the city remains clean, but are paid much less. Every year we have to protest to force the officials to listen to us. Why is it that the only way to make them hear us is through a protest? said Neela who also has been a pourakarmika for 20 years, and has attended multiple protests to get her wages on time. The pourakarmikas are paid Rs 12,500 monthly for working eight hours daily, with no prospects of getting a raise or better working conditions. According to Dhanalakshmi, a pourakarmika, if theyre late to work by even five minutes, they lose the days payment. This is because biometric scanners are scheduled to operate only between certain hours. With such meagre salaries and unsafe working conditions, how are we to manage our households when prices of all essentials such as cooking gas and oil are constantly rising? one pourakarmika said, echoing the concerns of several others. The poor wages ensure that future generations too cannot escape the profession, which is largely dictated by caste. Nagamma, who has been a pourakarmika for more than 20 years, could not afford to send her son to school. Now, he too works as a cleaner under the BBMP. How many more years can we work with Rs 12,000 or 13,000 as our salaries? A major chunk of it goes to pay our house rent, the rest for essentials like rice. I come from a far away area, who is going to count my daily travel expenses? Were demanding that all of us are given at least Rs 30,000 as our monthly salary and be made permanent workers along with a post-retirement pension, she said. In Bengaluru, contract workers such as the cleaners and garbage vehicle drivers do not even get Rs 12,000 a month. They are paid as low as Rs 6,000 and they are also sometimes not paid for two or three months, said Clifton D' Rozario, National Secretary of All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU) and a speaker at the protest. State president of Karnataka State Urban Local Outsource Employees Union, MB Naganna said that close to 12,000 pourakarmikas showed up at Bengalurus Freedom Park alone on July 1 and more than 40,000 are said to be agitating across the state. The protesters were mostly pourakarmikas and members of the Pourakarmika Sanghatanegala Janti Horata Samiti, which is affiliated with the All India Central Council of Trade Unions. Although the state government had ordered in May 2016 for regularisation of services of all pourakarmikas by March 2017, very few have actually been made permanent workers while the rest continue to suffer in uncertain work conditions, say activists. An open letter has been written by civil society members to the Chief Minister BS Bommai, asking him to immediately act on the demands of the pourakarmikas. The letter highlights how it is impossible for the workers to live in Bengaluru with wages as low as Rs 14,000. Further, it said that forcing them to work at minimal wages would ensure their children were also pushed into the same occupation due to lack of an education. The letter further asked that pourakarmikas be made permanent government workers and be provided with Rs 40,000 per month as salaries along with housing quarters, pensions and other benefits. Protests by pourakarmikas in the state are not a new occurrence. Every year the workers take to the streets and grounds demanding the BBMP provide them with better working conditions. In 2021, the protest demanded free vaccination and a monthly allowance of Rs 10,000. The year before that, the protest demanded protective equipment against COVID-19 at a time when five pourakarmikas had succumbed to the virus.

The News Minute 1 Jul 2022 7:33 pm

Kerala student's death by rabies: How to avoid risk after animal bite

Health In the wake of two recent deaths in Kerala due to rabies, TNM spoke to doctors on ways to prevent infections due to animal bites. Azeefa Fathima IMAGE FOR REPRESENTATION/ MAXPIXEL.NET On June 30, a 18-year-old woman died allegedly due to rabies in Keralas Thrissur. The same day, a 60-year-old man also succumbed to the virus. The cases were similar since but one of them died after getting vaccinated. TNM spoke to doctors to know about the virus, its behaviour, exhibition of symptoms and how to prevent an infection. Before delving into the details, this is what happened: The woman named Srilakshmi was bitten by her neighbours dog on May 30, when she was on her way to college. She took four shots of anti-rabies vaccine and did not exhibit any symptoms, up until two days before her death. She was first taken to a private hospital and later admitted at the Thrissur Medical College with high fever, where the doctors stated that she had symptoms of rabies. She passed away on June 30. The pet dog that bit Srilakshmi had also bitten its owner on May 29, but his condition is said to be stable as of now. In the case of the sexagenarian named Unnikrishnan Puthukkattil, the dog bite incident happened three months ago. The dog died soon after. He started exhibiting symptoms of rabies a few days ago and was admitted to the same hospital as Srilakshmi, and passed away last night. However, he was not vaccinated, according to reports. What is rabies? According to the World Health Organisation, rabies is a viral zoonotic disease that causes progressive and fatal inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. It has two clinical forms: furious rabies, which is characterised by hyperactivity and hallucinations; and paralytic rabies, characterised by paralysis and coma, as specified in the name. The virus causing the disease is a member of the Lyssavirus genus. How does rabies spread? Speaking to TNM, Dr TR Radha, Professor and Head of Department of Medicine in Thrissur Government Medical College said the virus may spread to humans through saliva from various groups of animals, including canines, and felines. In Western countries, we also have instances of the virus being transmitted from bats, she said. While household rats pose lesser threat, chances are there that wild rodents may transmit the virus. So as I said, the transmission of virus happens from the saliva of these animals, when they bite, lick, or through breaks in our skin, or oral cavity, that is when we kiss the pets. However, the problem here is that many of these animals are silent carriers of the virus and may not even show symptoms but when they bite a person, the person may get the disease, she said. The categories of wound Every contact with these animals is categorised depending on the site of the bite, whether it is occurring on an intact skin or broken skin, or whether it is in the oral cavity, or parts like neck, face, etc. The closer the site is to the brain the higher the risk of viral transmission to the brain, because basically the disease mainly affects the brain. Also, bites on fingers are equally dangerous. From these areas, the virus will retrogradely migrate to the brain, says Dr Radha. She further explains that there are three categories of exposure or contact with an animal with the virus. Category I includes touching or feeding animals, or the animal licking on intact skin. Category II includes minor scratches or abrasion in the skin but no blood is drawn. Category III is bites, scratches, saliva entering the broken skin, etc. While category I does not necessarily require the patient to get vaccinated, the other two categories must be vaccinated and treated appropriately. And if we dont know which animal has bitten us, that is if it bites you and runs away, it is always considered as category III exposure, which is the severest form of the bite, she adds. What are the symptoms and how long will it take for symptoms to exhibit? Speaking about the symptoms and the time taken for it to be expressed, especially in these cases where it took from weeks to months to find out about the infection, she says that symptoms can start anywhere between a week to years after a bite. Some reports are there which say that eight years after a bite being forgotten by the patient, they started having symptoms of rabies, she added. The symptoms depend on three factors. One is the site of the bite; two, viral load, that is volume of the virus that went inside our body; and three, immunity status of the individual. If the person is immunologically compromised, they carry a very high risk of the virus multiplying and producing the disease. So, factors are variable when it comes to producing a disease, she says. According to WHO, the incubation period for rabies is stated as two to three months, but may change from 1 week to 1 year depending on several factors. Dr Radha says that the first symptom exhibited is a form of tingling in the wound. Initial symptoms are very non-specific, like fever, bodyache, headache, etc, so the people do not even realise that it is rabies. The next phase is when we really diagnose the disease, through the classic symptom of hydrophobia (fear of water) and sometimes aerophobia (fear of drafts or of fresh air). When the patient sees water, their throat tightens up and the whole muscles go into spasm. This is the second stage of the disease, which tells us that the disease has already been established. It becomes very difficult to treat at this stage, she says. In the last stage of the disease, Dr Radha said the patient goes into an agitated delirium, and can develop fits and also altered behaviour. They may try to bite others, they may have foam forming in their mouth. So, at this stage, rabies is established, and is considered the terminal stage of the illness. Once it has gone to the established stage, it is 100% fatal. However, there are few cases where the patients have survived after this stage with intensive care and treatment, but none of the survivors were normal. That is, all of them had some form of disability, and most of them were bedridden and they all died later. So, after this stage, survival does not mean normal life, she says. How important is vaccination and medical attention? As for the question of vaccine efficacy, Dr Radha says that there are different types of vaccines available and of late, intradermal vaccination (delivery of vaccines into the outer layers of the skin) is given, which has proved to be 100% efficient. She also says that there is no question of should we take the vaccine, because not taking them makes the viral disease fatal. According to the rabies vaccines: WHO position paper 2018, rabies is considered to be a vaccine-preventable disease in both humans and animals. The paper also says that vaccination of humans is an effective preventive intervention before or after exposure to the virus. rabies vaccines are highly effective, safe and well tolerated, the paper concludes. The paper also directs that the first dose of rabies vaccine should be immediately administered after exposure, as soon as possible. Also, the vaccine should compulsorily be taken in case of category III exposure to virus, even months or years after the contact. It also points out that the possibility of developing rabies declines progressively during the 12 months after the exposure and it occurs rarely after 12 months. In case of a bite, these things are to be done. This is also called Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP): The area of the bite should be washed thoroughly in running water with soap and water immediately. Because the soap will clear away any foreign particles. Clean the area with antiseptic solution like betadine, that will prevent the virus from multiplying in that site. Even if the bite is noticed after a delay, and even if the wound is infected, and whatever be the type, it should be washed with soap and water, and disinfected. Next is vaccination. Go to the nearest available medical facility and the doctor would decide on the treatment protocol. * Rabies Immunoglobin (RIG) is also called anti-rabies serum, and is a readymade antibody which provides passive immunity to the victim, as it may take some time for the persons body to produce antibodies of their own. Source:rabies vaccines: WHO position paper April 2018 Deaths due to rabies despite vaccination When Dr Radha was asked if it was possible that a person can exhibit symptoms or if it can lead to death even after getting vaccinated, she said, some people may not develop enough antibody response after the viral vaccination. Why this happens has to be studied, that has to be undertaken as a general study. However, whatever be the situation, vaccination has to be done because once the disease reaches the established stage, there is no treatment for it and it is 100% fatal. Dr Prem Kumar, District Medical Officer, Thrissur said that such cases of death and severe disease are reported only with those who are not vaccinated. However, there is a sufficient stock of vaccines and a detailed probe is underway in this case, he said. What happens to animals with rabies? Regarding prevention of rabies in animals, Dr Nataraja Kumar, Joint Director of Animal Husbandry in Madurai, says that vaccination is the only effective way, as the animals might even serve as carriers. So no matter if it is a pet animal or a stray one, it is recommended to get vaccinated as soon as there is an exposure to the saliva of the animals, either through bite or a break in our skin. As far as animals are concerned, they should be given the periodical vaccination without fail, as chances are less for the animals to get the virus, if they are vaccinated, he says, and adds that the common symptom to watch out for is sudden ferocity in animals. A report by the World Organisation for Animal Health says that there is no treatment for rabies in animals once the clinical signs appear. However, it can be prevented by vaccination and by avoiding contact with rabid animals. In animals that are vaccinated, only rare cases have been infected, the report says. According to the National Action Plan for Dog Mediated rabies Elimination from India by 2030, rabid animals of all species commonly exhibit typical signs of central nervous system disturbances with behavioral changes. The report also points out that nearly 97% of the rabies cases are most commonly transmitted through dogs and cats In India. The report also gives us the symptoms and incubation period to be borne in mind. Dogs Incubation period is 38 weeks; but may vary from 10 days to 6 months. But it is rarely more than 4 months. Symptoms: unusually or excessively excitable or lethargy; frothing of saliva, paralysis, sudden coma and death. Behavioural changes can also be seen during the earlier phases, such as abnormal behaviour, hiding in dark corners, unusual agitations and restlessness, fever; which then proceeds to dogs biting without any provocation, or biting itself. A change in the tone of the dogs bark can be seen, and convulsions may occur Convulsions are the terminal phase of illness in dogs Cats Cats also exhibit the same symptoms, but the report also suggests that cats have a greater tendency to hide in secluded places and are more vicious than dogs. Treatment for animals Speaking to TNM, Dr Pawan Kumar, Senior Surgeon at Cessna Lifeline Veterinary Hospital, says that there is no treatment for rabies in animals. The animal must be isolated and euthanasia is preferred, to protect other humans and animals, he says. There is little chance of an animal vaccinated properly contracting the virus, especially pets vaccinated at the prescribed schedule, he said. He also said that a vaccination schedule is followed in India. According to it, a rabies primary vaccination is inoculated at three months of age of the animal, which is followed by a booster dose within three to four weeks. And then annually one dose of vaccination, he explains. The National Guidelines for rabies Prophylaxis, 2019, released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), says that vaccinated animals, in general, do not suffer from or transmit the disease. However, there might be failures in the vaccination procedure due to improper administration, inadequate doses, poor vaccine quality or poor health of animals. So the report concludes that an animal even with a vaccine history cannot be considered that it is not rabid.

The News Minute 1 Jul 2022 7:25 pm

Meaning of your names initials

Fun loving, super diplomatic or predisposed to jealousy? Find out what your names initial says about your personality between M to R.

The Times of India 1 Jul 2022 6:00 pm

Narendra Modi, Vladimir Putin discuss bilateral ties

NEW DELHI : India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, July 1, discussed and reviewed the implementation of the decisions taken during Putin's visit to India in December last year, an official statement said. The two presidents specifically discussed ways to promote bilateral trade in agricultural products, fertilisers, and pharmaceuticals during their phone call, the statement said. Putin and Modi also spoke about international energy and food markets and other global challenges. The Prime Minister reaffirmed India's long-standing support for dialogue and diplomacy in relation to the current state of affairs in Ukraine. According to the statement, the leaders agreed to continue their regular discussions of international and bilateral matters. Indonesian President to visit Russia, Ukraine Latest events in Ukraine testing Russia-China ties Zelensky warns of greater Russian hostility amid EU bid

News Track 1 Jul 2022 5:46 pm

PM Narendra Modi speaks to Vladimir Putin, reiterates India's stand on Russia-Ukraine War

In the context of the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the Prime Minister reiterated India`s long-standing position in favour of dialogue and diplomacy, read the release by the Prime Minister`s Office.

Zee News 1 Jul 2022 5:39 pm

First Time in World History Hindu Religion and Buddha Religion come Together and Start a Dialogue in Cambodia

Pancham Dham at Siem Reap, Cambodia is India's gift to the world as Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. The tone for the future of Sanatana Dharma seems to be forming with followers from all across the globe and who were part of the Yatra that concluded at Siem Reap, Cambodia. With time, the event has been witnessing giant strides with people from all walks of life including Saints, Rishis, Gurus, Politicians, Bureaucrats, Diplomats, and people from all religions and faith. The 5-day long event at Siem Reap, Cambodia also saw a large number of followers flying from all over the world to be a part of Pancham Dham. The overall development of Pancham Dham Nyas Dhyan Kendra is taking place under the guidance and leadership of Sailesh Vats.

News Voir 1 Jul 2022 5:35 pm

Motilal Oswal Suggests Buying This Finance Stock For 18% Return, With 2% Dividend Yield

Brokerage firm Motilal Oswal suggests buying the stocks of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial (MMFS). The management recently talked about multiple changes that it effected at the operational level, which will help usher stability in asset quality and reduce volatility in credit costs.

Goodreturns 1 Jul 2022 5:20 pm

Kerala court dismisses plea to cancel Dileeps bail: Heres what it said

Court The prosecution had moved the court on April 12 on grounds that Dileep violated his bail conditions by influencing four witnesses in the actor assault case. Sanyukta Dharmadhikari Facebook/Dileep The trial court once again declined the prosecutions petition to cancel the bail granted to actor Dileep in the Kerala actor assault case. The prosecution had moved the court on April 12 on grounds that Dileep had violated his bail conditions by influencing four witnesses in the actor assault case. On June 28, the court ruled that the petition lacked merit and said that bail could be cancelled only if a convincing case, based on new or unforeseen development, was made out. The three main allegations that the prosecution had put forward were that Dileep, his lawyers and his family tried to influence witnesses; that he hatched a conspiracy with his relatives and friends to endanger the life of the investigating officer and the other officers of the investigation team constituted for this case; and that Dileep had gone to the extent of influencing the presiding officer investigating the case. What the court found The court said that there was no overwhelming evidence that merited the cancellation of Dileeps bail. Ernakulam Additional Special Sessions Judge Honey M Varghese said that the prosecution had not been able to provide any solid evidence to back their charges that Dileep tried to influence witnesses or was involved in witnesses turning hostile. Though the prosecution canvassed several allegations to show that Dileep influenced or interfered with the investigation, that he tampered with the evidence and was involved in the commission of grave crime while on bail, I am not in a position to accept those grounds as cogent and overwhelming circumstances to lead to the conclusion that the bail granted to the respondent is to be cancelled, the court said. Anoop and other Dileeps family members The prosecution had submitted conversations between Dileeps brother Anoop, brother-in-law Suraj and lawyers Raman Pillai and Philip Verghese and alleged that Anoop and Suraj had been tutored to give evidence against the prosecution. The court said that since the two men were close family, turning hostile in court happens instinctively, out of love and affection. That Mr Suraj and Anoop are the brother-in-law and brother respectively of the accused is to be considered. We cannot expect in the usual course that they will give evidence against the accused. A brother, sister or parent who has seen the commission of a crime may resile in the court from a statement recorded during the course of the investigation. That happens instinctively, out of natural love and affection, not out of persuasion by the accused. The court said that there needed to be proof to show the accuseds involvement in the witnesses turning hostile, and without such proof, bail could not be granted on a supposition that the accused person may have won over the witnesses. The court said the prosecution needed to provide an act or some conduct by Dileep to show that there was reasonable interference that caused the witnesses to turn hostile. The court said that the conversation between Dileep and his brother-in-law Suraj was not enough evidence to prove the same. Dileeps conversations hinting at influencing judge The prosecution had submitted two audio clips one was a conversation between Dileep and his lawyer Sujesh Menon while the second was between an advocate and an unknown person. The judge dismissed both these audio clips. In the one allegedly between Dileep and his Sujesh, the advocate is heard saying that they are trying to impress upon a person that the visuals of the sexual assault are dubious. Though the prosecution alleged that the person they were conversing about was Judge Honey Varghese herself, this was dismissed as just an inference as the name was not mentioned. The second clip was dismissed as the prosecution could not prove who was speaking about influencing the judge using a case against her husband. The court also said that there was no evidence made available to the court to establish or prove whose voices they were. Circumstantial evidence not enough The prosecution had submitted a statement by the uncle of witness Vipin Lal, that Pradeep, the personal assistant of actor-politician Ganesh Kumar, had called him. The prosecution added that Pradeep was also in touch with Dileeps driver Appunni. The court said that Appunni was cross-examined about the same, and he had deposed before the court that he contacted Pradeep to facilitate their visit to a temple. The court said that the prosecution had not provided any concrete proof to establish that the two met to aid Dileeps case, and the mere fact that Pradeep contacted Dileeps driver could not be considered as a circumstance to conclude that Pradeep visited the uncle of Vipin Lal for and on behalf of Dileep. The alleged deletion of content on mobile phones The prosecution had submitted that Dileep and his associates deleted several contents and evidence available on the mobile phones with the help of hacker Sai Sankar, who is now an approver in the case. However, the court said that since an investigation into the conspiracy case was underway, it would not be proper to comment on the same. The court added that the prosecution had not provided any details on what contents were retrieved from the phones that were seized. I cannot hold that the respondent caused the disappearance of evidence simply for the reason that the mobile phone was subjected to examination in a private lab, the court said. Dileep accused of plotting against cops The court said that it cannot take cognisance of the prosecutions submission that Dileep hatched a conspiracy to endanger the lives of police officers investigating the sexual assault case. The court said that director Balachandra Kumars statements and the evidence submitted by him were being separately probed and passing any final conclusion about it would be premature. It is a well-settled principle of law that the matters under consideration for quashing FIR cannot be taken as a ground to conclude that the accused committed the offences alleged against him in the FIR, the court said.

The News Minute 1 Jul 2022 5:19 pm

Assam: Guwahati police nabs wanted robber in Meghalaya

Guwahati: Guwahati police has nabbed a most wanted criminal involved in multiple theft cases fromByrnihatin Meghalaya. Police said the criminal, identified as Binoy Das was nabbed on June 28 after he robbed a man of Rs 2 lakh in Bynihat in Meghalaya and attempted to flee on his bike. According to police, he was involved [] The post Assam: Guwahati police nabs wanted robber in Meghalaya appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 1 Jul 2022 5:17 pm

ESC Appoints Sushil Sharma as the Convenor of Rajasthan

In summing up, Sushil Sharma says, the ESC journey has played a significant role in honing my entrepreneurial and leadership skills. Starting the entrepreneurial journey as a struggling founder, facing multiple failures to bounce back and revolutionize the startup ecosystem in Tier II & Tier III cities of the nation, the 11 years of invaluable learnings and acquired skills at ESC have guided me through my journey as a Founder of Marwari Catalysts.

News Voir 1 Jul 2022 5:01 pm

The Morning After: Major League Baseball wants to deploy strike zone robo-umpires in 2024

Major League Baseball will likely introduce an Automated Strike Zone System starting in 2024, commissioner Rob Manfred told ESPN . These robot umpires may call all balls and strikes then relay the information to a plate umpire, or be part of a replay review system that allows managers to challenge c alls. The comments come following outrage over umpires' missed calls in recent games, including a brutal low strike error during a Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins game. MLB has been experimenting with robo-umpires in the Atlantic Triple-A minor league since 2019, using similar technology to golf speed-measurement devices. There may be other benefits to introducing the tech. According to MLB data, mechanical systems have already made Atlantic league games mercifully shorter by a full nine minutes. And I say mercifully from the perspective of a Brit whos watched cricket matches . Mat Smith The biggest stories you might have missed iFixit starts selling Pixel parts for DIY repairs The EU extends its 'Roam-like-at-home' mobile service rule through 2032 Supreme Court ruling guts the EPA's ability to enforce Clean Air Act 'Strange New Worlds' races to its conclusion with a spot-on 'Aliens' riff Apple plans to let you pay for gas using CarPlay The Apple Watch Series 7 drops to $312 at Amazon The best smartphones you can buy right now Not just flagships. Engadget Here at Engadget, we test smartphones all year round and can help you make sense of whats available and what to look out for. Its time for our updated Best Smartphones guide and weve included all our favorite phones to help you whittle down your shortlist. Continue reading. An update makes the DJI Mavic 3 a much better drone From ActiveTrack to Quickshots to an improved telezoom camera. When it launched last year, the DJI Mavic 3 grabbed a lot of headlines with features like a Four Thirds sensor and a second 7X telephoto camera. But it launched without ActiveTrack and QuickShot features which meant potential buyers couldnt get a full picture of the drone before paying up to $5,000 for one. Following three major firmware updates in December, January and May, all the promised functions and more are finally here. How do they fare? Continue reading. Samsung Gaming Hub goes live today with Twitch, Xbox Game Pass and more The game-centric menu is rolling out to 2022 Samsung smart TVs and smart monitors. Samsungs Gaming Hub is now live on its 2022 smart TVs and smart monitors, and it's adding two services from Amazon to its game-streaming lineup: Twitch and Luna. Twitch is available today, while Luna is coming soon. Gamers will also be able to access Xbox Game Pass now, as well as apps for NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Google Stadia and Utomik in the same designated area on their TVs. The company plans to release details about the gaming hub's rollout to earlier Samsung smart TV models at a later date. Continue reading. Boring Company's underground Loop just hit the Las Vegas Strip Why walk less than a mile? The Boring Company The Boring Company and Resorts World Las Vegas announced the official opening of the latest Loop station at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This spur off of the Boring Company's existing Loop network (which runs underneath the North and South halls of the LVCC) connects the convention center directly to a sister station underneath the World Resorts property on the other side of South Las Vegas Blvd. The trip should take just a few minutes. Continue reading. A swarm of Cruise robotaxis blocked San Francisco traffic for hours The service launched last month. A small fleet of Cruise robotaxis in San Francisco suddenly stopped operating on Tuesday night, effectively blocking traffic on a street in the city's Fillmore district for a couple of hours until employees were able to arrive. Cruise which is General Motors AV subsidiary only launched its commercial robotaxi service in the city last week. The rides feature no human safety driver, are geo-restricted to certain streets and can only operate in the late evening hours. Continue reading.

Engadget 1 Jul 2022 4:45 pm

Needs To Bring Discipline: Ravi Shastri Tears Into Young India Opener

India vs England: The former India head coach also said that Gill himself would be disappointed because he had done the hard work of getting himself off to a start.

NDTV 1 Jul 2022 4:33 pm

BJP recognises honesty, determination towards work: Tripura CM Manik Saha

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha has said BJP gives recognition to honesty, interiority, and determination towards work. Speaking at a party programme in the Nalchar area of Sepahijala district on Thursday, the chief minister claimed he became a Rajya Sabha member because of his performance. I had doubled the number of party members as an in-charge of booth management and membership in Tripura. If you work for the party in a dedicated way, you will certainly get everything, Saha said. The 69-year-old dentist-turned politician currently is a Rajya Sabha MP and the BJP state president. He was elected as an MLA in the recently concluded bypoll. Previously, he held the post of president of Tripura Cricket Association (TCA). However, he is yet to take oath as a member of the Assembly. The chief minister said holding so many posts makes him eligible for inclusion of his name in a record book. Saha was sworn as the chief minister of Tripura after Biplab Kumar Deb abruptly resigned on

Business Standard 1 Jul 2022 4:32 pm

The Guide #41: From Hacks to Kendrick Lamar, the years best pop culture so far

In this weeks newsletter: To mark the halfway point of 2022, we with the help of our discerning readers look back at the pop culture we have loved the most Dont get the Guide delivered to your inbox? Sign up to get the full article here Terrifyingly, given that it was January just two minutes ago, we have reached the mid-point of 2022. A good time, then, to take stock of culture for the year so far. You might have already read the roundups from the Guardians culture desk , and here are even more, with The Guides own picks across TV, music and film, along with a few of our readers faves. Strap in! Then Barbara Met Alan (BBC Two/iPlayer): Ruth Madeley is brilliant as ever in an under-known story of the fight for the Disability Discrimination Act. Richard Hamilton Big Boys (Channel 4/All 4). Laugh-out-loud funny, unexpectedly tender and moving, it should be prescribed by the NHS. Six short episodes of utter joy. Rob Mansfield Sigrid s How To Let Go seemed a touch unassuming at first, but by the second or third listen I was wowed by just how much emotion she manages to pack into every track. Mistake Like You in particular is everything I want from a sad pop banger. Eva Harrison I wasnt expecting much from the new Arcade Fire after their two previous albums, so We was a delightful surprise, returning to the big-hearted stadium indie we all loved in the first place. Unconditional I (Lookout Kid) was a stirring standout. Jess Hutcherson I dont quite know how watching a succession of Americans be subjected to brutal, genital-mangling pranks is still funny after 20 years, but Jackass Forever had me hyperventilating with laughter. Bravo, Knoxville and co. Alice Jackson Despite being ambivalent to the character Ive always found him something of a libertarian wet dream I adored The Batman . Robert Pattinson (Battinson?) showed me a new side to the character with his grungy take on Bruce Wayne, and I was pleasantly surprised the plot was more of a gripping noir thriller like Se7en than the superhero fare weve become used to. Miles Smith Continue reading...

The Guardian 1 Jul 2022 4:15 pm

How Bluetooth LE Audio could amp up the next generation of AirPods

You may have noticed that nearly all modern iPhones and AirPods list support for Bluetooth 5.0 (the first-gen AirPods supported Bluetooth 4.2). You might surmise, then, that audio streams are being sent using a modern, advanced Bluetooth connection. Not so fast! With nearly all headphones (and phones, tablets, or laptops) that list Bluetooth 5.0 on the spec sheet, thats not the case at all. The core Bluetooth audio standards used for nearly all wireless audio are based on what they call Bluetooth Classic, the foundation of which is Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. That spec is around 15 years old, and while Bluetooth technology has gone through a bunch of changes and improvements since then, most of those improvements have been to enhance things other than the standard audio transmission used for music and calls. More than two years ago, the Bluetooth SIG (special interest group) ratified a new Bluetooth 5.2 standard, and at the same time it introduced a new audio spec: LE Audio. (The LE stands for Low Energy.) Part of the LE Audio spec is a new audio compression codec: LC3. Together, these two technologies are poised to give wireless earbuds and headphones a massive leap forward in performance and features. Heres what you need to know. LE Audio The big innovation of Bluetooth 4.0 was something called Bluetooth Low Energy, an entirely new protocol made to provide low-lantency, high-bandwidth connections using very little power. It evolved a lot over the next few releases, finally getting all the features required for todays Internet of Things devices in Bluetooth 5.0. Its Bluetooth LE that makes AirTags possible, for example. Even the high-end AirPods Max dont take full advantage of Bluetooth 5. But the primary audio stack used for streaming music or making phone calls is still based on the old, slower, power-hungry Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR spec. These audio specifications are known as Bluetooth Classic. LE Audio builds a new next-generation audio stack on top of Bluetooth LE. Support for LE Audio requires the new Bluetooth Core Specification introduced in Bluetooth 5.2, but it is not necessary for all Bluetooth 5.2 devices to support LE Audio. Many Bluetooth 5 earbuds and headsets may be capable of Bluetooth 5 support, but they hardly make use of it. At most, theyll use a Bluetooth LE connection for things like device discovery and pairing, or for data like reporting battery state. When audio data is transferred, it uses the old Bluetooth Classic frameworks. Apple doesnt disclose exactly how AirPods work, but this is what we believe to be the case with them as well. With LE Audio, all audio streams can be transferred using Bluetooth LE. This has the potential to have a big impact on battery life, extending battery life by as much as 50% or more in supported devices. But there are three other important features built into LE Audio that can really change the game for wireless audio. Multi-stream audio: Bluetooth Classic supports a single audio stream for each source and sink (a source is something like your iPhone or laptop, a sink is a device like headphones or speakers). So to get stereo in a pair of true wireless earbuds, your iPhone will send a single stream to one earbud, which would then set up its own secondary link to the other earbud and forward the stream along. Then each earbud essentially filters out the left or right channel to play back the correct one. Its a neat hack to work around the limitations of a 15-year-old standard, but a better way is sorely needed. With LE Audio, the source device can send multiple separate independent streams to sink devices, and have them be very highly synchronized (within tens of microseconds). So your left earbud makes a connection to your phone and receives a stream of just the left audio channel, and your right earbud makes another connection to your phone to receive a stream of just the right audio channel, all synced up. Instead of the hacks used today for wireless earbuds, LE Audio supports multiple independent streams and multiple simultaneous connections. Bluetooth SIG Broadcast and multipoint audio: Bluetooth Classic supports a single source device (your phone or laptop) and a single sink device (headphones or speakers). Clever developers have found some limited ways around this, but it has always been sort of a hack. LE Audio supports more connection configurations, including mesh networks, one-to-many, and many-to-one connections. So you could have a single device send audio out to multiple sets of headphones at once. Or, you could have earbuds that are connected to both your phone and laptop simultaneously . Not seamless switching, but true multiple source audio. Whats more, the spec builds in a technology that the Bluetooth SIG has branded Auracast . This is a way for a source to broadcast out a signal that can be joined by many users at once. Necessary info about the streams are sent out to your bluetooth source device (like your phone or laptop), which tells your paired sink (your earbuds or headphones) how to receive the correct audio stream. Imagine a movie theater. You sit in your seat and take out your phone, which shows several broadcasts available nearbymultiple different language audio tracks for the film youre about to watch. You select the language you want, and your paired earbuds automatically start receiving the proper audio broadcast stream. And this feature could be available to everyone in the theater, simultaneously. The same concept could revolutionize seminars and other large scale presentations. Or consider a gym, which could offer multiple music stations for customers to tune in to with their Bluetooth headphones instead of blasting music with speakers over the sound of the banging weights and whirring ellipticals. It could also broadcast the audio from the mounted TVs on Bluetooth channels. Just pull out your phone, pick the music or TV audio you want to listen to, and your phone tells your earbuds how to connect to the gyms broadcast system, after which theyll directly receive independent streams directly from the source. In addition to joining with a menu on your phone or laptop, youll be able to join broadcasts by scanning a QR code or tapping on an NFC tag. A fake example from the Bluetooth SIG of what it might be like to be at an airport where multiple broadcasts are available to join. Bluetooth SIG LC3 codec: Bluetooth Classic only requires support for a single form of audio compression: the SBC codec (thats short for low-complexity subband codec). Other codecs may be supported (Apple uses AAC, many others use Qualcomms AptX or Sonys LDAC), but theyre entirely optional. LE Audio requires a new low complexity codec, LC3, that should be much better. The LC3 codec LC3 (short for low-complexity communications codec) is important enough to warrant a little further explanation. Its technically just another way to compress audio, like SBC, AAC, AptX, MP3, and LDAC. It is not, as some have claimed, a lossless audio codec. But supporting it is a mandatory part of the LE Audio spec, and its a huge improvement over the old mandatory codec, SBC. As with all lossy audio compression, it sounds better when you use a higher bitrate. But its much more advanced than SBC, while maintaining very simple decoding complexity that results in better battery life. Its also much lower latencywe dont have real-world figures just yet, but codecs like SBC and AAC often have a total latency of over 200ms, while LC3 has a default frame time of only 10ms, so even with a full encoding and decoding pipeline the latency is likely to be well under 100ms. In the Bluetooth SIGs own commissioned study, LC3 outperforms SBC at less than half the bitrate. It may not beat AAC or AptX, but its a huge improvement for the minimum required codec. Bluetooth SIG The Bluetooth SIG only really compares LC3 against SBC, its old mandatory codec, and finds that it has superior sound quality at half the bitrate or less. You can listen to a side-by-side example below. We recommend you use wired headphones, not Bluetooth headphones! Later experiments among audio enthusiasts have shown that LC3 doesnt quite match the quality of a really good AAC encoder at the same bitrate, but it gets fairly close, while featuring much lower latency and complexity. Of course, just as with Bluetooth Classic, device makers wont have to use LC3 compression all the time. It must be supported in the product to be a certified LE Audio device, but other optional codecs like AAC or AptX can still be used. In other words, Apple might stick with AAC compression in future products that support LE Audio, but if the quality of LC3 is close enough, it might instead opt to use that for communication with AirPods in order to improve battery life and latency. At least youll know that any product you buy that supports LE Audio will have the ability to use LC3. So a future iPhone connecting to a future car audio system, for example, may sound a lot better than the default SBC codec you sometimes get today. The lowest common denominator is getting much better, especially at really low bitrates, and thats good for everyone. Will LE Audio come to iPhones and AirPods? Of course the big question is: When will Apple jump on the LE Audio bandwagon? Currently, the Bluetooth 5.2 spec and LE Audio are supported in Android 13, but not in any headphones I could find. Some claim Bluetooth 5.2 support, but thats a foundation that is required for LE Audioit doesnt actually guarantee support for it. Qualcomm only just this year started shipping connectivity chips for devices and a platform for earbuds (QCC5171 and QCC307x) that include support for LE Audio. So its coming, and soon, but its anyones guess as to when it might show up in an Apple product. Cound the upcoming second-gen AirPods Pro use Bluetooth LE Audio? Certainly, for source devices like iPhones, iPads, and Macs, new hardware will be required. Its highly unlikely that Bluetooth 5.2 support and LE Audio can be added in a firmware update. Its unclear if the current H1 processor found in third-generation AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max are capable of being upgraded to support the spec, but its doubtful. However, some have claimed that a beta firmware update for the AirPods Max, coinciding with the Developer beta of iOS 16, have enabled support the LC3 codec on that device. This isnt necessarily an indication that LE Audio is coming to themit is entirely possible to use the LC3 codec with Bluetooth Classic, in the same way Apple chooses to use AAC now instead of the SBC codec. You dont get all the other benefits of LE Audio, but the switch to a lower-complexity and lower-latency codec might improve battery life or have other benefits. It really seems like more of a question of when rather than if Apple products will support LE Audio. Its the first major overhaul of the Bluetooth audio standards in nearly 20 years, and has major benefits for all. LE Audio and LC3 do everything that A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile, the current audio streaming Bluetooth technology) and HFP (Hands-Free Profile, the current Bluetooth tech for making hands-free calls in cars and the like) can do, only better, and a whole lot more too. Within a year or two, LE Audio will be a part of nearly all popular wireless chipsets and their software stacks, and commonplace among at least premium Android devices and many new cars. Without it, Apple risks being left behind, and while it might find its own proprietary way to include similar features in future AirPods, it would be a terrible idea for iPhones to be stuck using Bluetooth Classic when connected to any non-Apple device. Wireless Headphones

Macworld 1 Jul 2022 4:00 pm

Tesla faces new lawsuit over claims of racism and harassment at its Fremont factory

Tesla is facing another lawsuit by a group of former and current workers at its Fremont factory who allege that it knew about but failed to stop racist slurs, harassment and more, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The employees were subjected to offensive racist comments and offensive racist behavior and discipline by colleagues, leads, supervisors, managers, and/or human resources personnel on a daily basis, the complaint states. One plaintiff named in the suit, Jasmine Wilson, worked as a quality inspector from August 2021 to March 2022. She alleges that she was the victim of racial epithets and sexual harassment from supervisors. In addition, they assumed she was a production associate because she was African-American, and berated her for not doing that job and wearing the wrong uniform, according to the suit. When she informed human resources, it was skeptical of her claims and never launched a promised investigation. Other employees also alleged racial slurs and graffiti on Tesla restroom walls, and said they were retaliated against after complaining. Some said they were given more strenuous positions than non-minority workers and passed over for promotions. Late last year, Tesla was sued by six women who accused it of rampant sexual harassment at the Fremont factory with catcalling, inappropriate touching, sexual comments and more. In December, a jury awarded former elevator operator Owen Diaz $137 million over racial abuse. The award was later reduced to $15 million, but that was rejected by Diaz and a federal judge ordered a new damages trial. Tesla has yet to comment on the latest lawsuit and eliminated its press relations department in 2020.

Engadget 1 Jul 2022 3:50 pm

Rocketry review: Madhavan stumbles through an intriguing real life story

Review If the film still strikes a chord somewhere despite all the bungling, it is because you know someone lived through this story. That alone makes it worth a watch. Sowmya Rajendran Screengrab The infamous spy case foisted on ISROs star aerospace engineer Nambi Narayanan is a blot on the countrys history. Decades have passed since Nambi was arrested out of the blue, tortured, and declared a traitor for selling rocket secrets to Pakistan. But the whys and hows of the case are still murky. Ahead of watching Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, directed by Madhavan who also plays the lead role, I read about the case once again to refresh my memory. How could a man who had been an integral part of Indian space science be branded so easily as a criminal? This is an intriguing and frightening real life story; a tale of incredible determination, hard work, deceit, betrayal and conspiracy that also involves international and local politics. To weave this into a cogent narrative while also making the science simple enough for the audience to grasp is a big ask. I was hoping Rocketry would do better than 2019s Mission Mangal in which Vidya Balan sets up a stove and fries poori inside ISRO to demonstrate a scientific principle. The film begins with the heavens above and the earth below, Vedic chants in the background. It is difficult to sit through it without being reminded of Madhavans disastrous claim that ISRO scientists had used the ancient geocentric panchangam for their Mars mission, and that Indians already knew everything that was to be known about space a thousand years ago. We meet Nambis family, and his daughter casually remarks that shes unsure if her husband who also works at ISRO is a scientist or astrologer because hes always holding on to the panchangam in bed. My heart, which was already sinking, reached my feet at this point. Was the whole movie going to be on WhatsApp University territory? To my relief, it does take off. Somewhat. It is 1994 and Nambi is arrested. His family is attacked and shamed. Cut to the present when hes on a talk show with actor Suriya (who appears as himself). The employees at the studio are unimpressed. They make disparaging comments on the old man theyre sure hes going to be boring. We know why theyre there. It is for the reaction shots that will come later. When they look suitably awed by what Nambi has revealed. The actors arent great and the direction is obvious but the story itself is so powerful that you are moved despite these flaws. Madhavan is a better actor than a director. Especially as the elderly Nambi, he comes very close to the actual man in his body language and speech. The film takes us through the young Nambis ambition, his desire to put India on the map in space research and explorations. For the sake of cinematic convenience, everybody at ISRO speaks Tamil, including pioneering scientist Vikram Sarabhai (Ravi Raghavendra). There is a young Kalam too. While many science fiction films show scientists as people with mismanaged hair pouring colourful, bubbling liquids into test tubes, in reality, doing good science is also about dealing with budgetary constraints and dealing with bureaucracy. The Indian talent for jugaad was born out of that necessity, and Rocketry gives us an unconventional man who always thought big. The first half of the film establishes Nambis rise which corresponds with Indias fledgling attempts to make a mark in the field. For a layperson though, it is unclear why Indias stake in the race is important beyond a patriotism project. Take the interval block when Nambi and his team pull off a remarkable success the significance of the moment is lost on a viewer who doesnt already understand it. Perhaps out of an eagerness to not talk down to the audience (like frying pooris), Rocketry doesnt nearly explain enough. There is an omelette scene which is close to the poori one, but it still demands a leap of imagination and some prior knowledge for you to get what our leading man is so excited about. Simran as Nambis wife Meena delivers a brilliant performance. It is only in the second half that she gets to sink her teeth into the role, but its her performance that drives home the tragic consequences that the false case had on the concerned people. As the stricken Meena who is unable to come to terms with what has happened, Simran is riveting in the few scenes that she is given. The supporting cast, though, leaves much to be desired. Barring Madhavan, Simran and Karthik Kumar (who plays a CBI officer), the rest of the performances are shaky. There are some great anecdotes from Nambis life (like the linguistic trick he pulled on the French with his team) that pepper the film, and a better cast would have greatly helped Rocketry. For some reason, the white women are always hitting on Nambi while he modestly tells them that he has a wife; I suppose this is to underline the irony of the allegation that he was involved in a honey trap later, but it is jarring when the few women characters in the film have nothing better to do. There are no songs, and Sam CSs music alternates between a cheery comic track to a rousing background score. If you havent already done your homework and read about the case before watching the film, chances are that you will find it difficult to piece together what exactly happened. Madhavan hints at a conspiracy and the involvement of a foreign hand all through the film from Sarabhais death to who dragged Nambis name into the case but there isnt any new insight that you gain from it. The politics within the different factions of the Congress in Kerala was another big reason for Nambis arrest, but perhaps to avoid political controversies, the film skims past it. Rocketry is meant as a tribute to Nambi, and the final sequence with Suriya is testament to that. Madhavan throws subtlety to the wind and goes all out to make it up to Nambi. The intention is noble, but the scene veers towards the theatrical. In contrast, the scene with Nambi and Meena in the rain with the Indian flag in focus has no dialogues but it makes the point powerfully. Madhavans howler with the panchangam does feature in the film its blurred and beeped out but you know what it is. The actor-director has shot himself in the foot with this costly slip-up, and as a viewer, you cant help but doubt his grip on the story that he has chosen to tell. This is one instance where the subject is, indeed, rocket science, and the lack of a scientific temper in the making hurts the film. Nambi deserved a better take-off than this. If the film still strikes a chord somewhere despite all the bungling, it is because you know someone lived through this story. That alone makes it worth a watch. Disclaimer: This review was not paid for or commissioned by anyone associated with the film. Neither TNM nor any of its reviewers have any sort of business relationship with the film's producers or any other members of its cast and crew.

The News Minute 1 Jul 2022 3:43 pm

How to migrate one user to another Mac

Migration Assistant has long provided a straightforward way to move your macOS setup from one Mac to another. Instead of performing a fresh setup and copying files, Migration Assistant can move over all your files, users, applications, and preferences. Restart after migrating, and the experience is often just like your old Mac. But what if you want to move just a single user over? Mac 911 receives emails from readers who are consolidating from multiple computers to a single one and want to retain separate accounts for family members joining the shared Mac. Fortunately, Migration Assistant makes this simple, too. Before starting, make sure both Macs are as up-to-date with macOS as possible, at least within their current version. Apple continuously improves Migration Assistant, so having the most recent version of macOS available on both Macs can provide a cleaner experience. Now connect the two Macs via a Thunderbolt cable if at all possible for best performance. A gigabit ethernet cable is often the second-fastest method, while being on the same Wi-Fi network is the third. The time difference can be so huge that it may be worth ordering a Thunderbolt cable and waiting for it to arrive. (See this previous Mac 911 column on checking the connection method Migration Assistant has selected.) You can now start migration. Launch Migration Assistant. The app works in either direction, so you can start from either machine: On a Mac you want to migrate an account to , select From a Mac, Time Machine backup or Startup disk. Or, on a Mac you want to migrate an account from , select To another Mac. Click Continue . Select the other Mac when prompted and click Continue . You can select what to migrate. Since you just want to migrate one or more accounts, uncheck everything except the listed user or users you want to move over. Click Continue and wait for completion. Migration Assistant gives you an option as to what to importchoose only the user or users you want. When Migration Assistant has finished you can log out of the current account on the Mac you migrated an account (or accounts) to and then log in to the migrated account with the password used for the account on the other Mac. You can also enable fast-user switching in System Preferences > Users & Groups by clicking Login Options . Check Show fast user switching menu as, and this appears in the system menu. Select a migration account to log into it. This Mac 911 article is in response to a question submitted by Macworld reader Johnnie. Ask Mac 911 Weve compiled a list of the questions we get asked most frequently, along with answers and links to columns: read our super FAQ to see if your question is covered. If not, were always looking for new problems to solve! Email yours to mac911@macworld.com , including screen captures as appropriate and whether you want your full name used. Not every question will be answered, we dont reply to email, and we cannot provide direct troubleshooting advice. Mac, MacOS

Macworld 1 Jul 2022 3:30 pm

Captain Jasprit Bumrah: From IPL Sensation to Indian Test Skipper

The experience of being a senior bowler and one who has played under several captains in the past will certainly hold Jasprit Bumrah in good stead

News18 1 Jul 2022 3:23 pm

All-Rounder Krunal Pandya Signs With Warwickshire For Royal London One-Day Cup

County club Warwickshire on Friday announced that they have signed India all-rounder Krunal Pandya for the upcoming season of Royal London One-Day Cup. Pandya will be available for Warwickshire for the whole Royal London One-Day campaign, making him the third Indian to feature in the ongoing season of the English domestic cricket circuit after batter Cheteshwar Pujara (Sussex) and all-rounder Washington Sundar (Lancashire). I'm extremely excited to get the opportunity to play county cricket and to join such a history Club as Warwickshire. Edgbaston is a special place to play cricket and I can't wait to call it my home. I hope I can play my part in a successful 50-over campaign with the Club and I am looking forward to meeting my team mates. I would like to extend my gratitude to both Warwickshire County cricket club and the BCCI for this opportunity, said Pandya in a statement. Pandya made his T20I debut for India in 2018 against the West Indies in Kolkata and followed that with an ODI debut against England at Pune in 2021 where he struck the fastest half-century (26 balls) in history by a debutant in men's ODI cricket. Overall, Pandya has played five ODIs for India, making 130 runs, with an unbeaten 58 as his highest score apart from picking two wickets with his left-arm spin. In 19 T20Is, he had made 126 runs and picked 15 wickets. Krunal is an incredible signing for the Club, and I'm delighted to welcome him to Edgbaston. Krunal will bring a wealth of international experience to a team that will be desperate to do well. Due to our impressive T20 performances, we will lose players to The Hundred, but that's always going to happen to successful teams. The opportunity to add a world-renowned all-rounder to an exciting group is fantastic, said Paul Farbrace, Director of Cricket at Warwickshire. In total, Pandya has featured in 76 List A matches scoring 2,231 runs at an average of 37 and taken 89 wickets. He has been a regular presence in the Indian Premier League (IPL) having represented Mumbai Indians and more recently Lucknow Super Giants from the 2022 season. Warwickshire will play eight group-stages matches taking place from August 2 to 23, with four at their home ground in Edgbaston. They are placed in Group A alongside Durham, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Somerset, Surrey and Sussex. Also Read: Scorecard The winners from group A and B will progress straight to the semifinals with the second and third placed teams from both groups playing a play-off match against a team from the other group which made up the play-offs. The winner from both playoffs will meet the teams who already reached the semifinals for a spot in the title clash.

CNMSports 1 Jul 2022 3:12 pm

India, Pakistan exchange list of civilian prisoners, fishermen

New Delhi, July 1 India and Pakistan today exchanged, through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad, the lists of civilian prisoners and fishermen in their custody.Under the provisions of the 2008 Agreement on Consular Access, such lists are exchanged every year on January 1 and July 1.The Indian Government has called for early []

Kashmir Media Watch 1 Jul 2022 3:10 pm

Champions League: BBC to show highlights from 2024-25 season

Highlights of the men's Champions League will be on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app from the 2024-25 season.

BBC 1 Jul 2022 3:01 pm

Why employees of Muslim League-run daily are resisting shutting down of periodicals

Media Some journalists who work for the publication house believe certain members of management have ulterior reasons in halting two periodicals. Asheem PK The Muslim Printing & Publishing Company Limited, publisher of the Kerala-based Chandrika daily and periodicals, three weeks ago, announced the closure of two of its publications, Chandrika weekly and Mahila Chandrika, citing financial constraints. The management 'temporarily halted the periodicals as part of a plan to 'cut costs and urged employees to take advantage of what it refers to as an exit scheme which allows them to draw gratuity amounts for the next few years. The Malayalam language daily published from Kozhikode, Kerala, is the mouthpiece of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) in the state. Started as a monthly platform in Tellicherry now Thalassery in 1932, it took the shape of a daily newspaper in 1939 and moved its base to Kozhikode in 1946. For several years, the company has reportedly been plagued by financial difficulties, which has often resulted in employees' salaries being delayed. Even now, the employees' salaries have been delayed for at least three months, according to a journalist working with the daily. The periodicals had stopped print editions in 2020 due to the pandemic and were producing only an online edition, while the newspaper closed its editions in the Gulf countries of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. According to a letter from management, seen by this reporter, the online editions of the periodicals will also be suspended starting July 1. Soon after the announcement, several employees and well-meaning readers started to outrage against the decision on social media, following which the management issued a statement 'denying reports concerning the closing of the periodicals. It read that Chandrika would strengthen its dailys online version, but without specifically referencing the timeframe for relaunching the periodicals in digital forms. Chandrika, like many of its competitors, has long struggled with financial difficulties. Employees have staged strikes outside the office on various occasions due to non-payment of salary, PF and gratuity amounts. Some former Chandrika employees are currently on a strike outside the Kozhikode office, demanding gratuity, which has completed more than 200 days with no end in sight. The Exit Scheme is available for all staff under Muslim Printing and Publishing Ltd. So far only less than 10 employees have availed the scheme. Among them are two journalists who were on probation for more than 10 years. But journalists working for the publication house do not consider the financial crisis as the reason for the latest decision on halting publications. Rich heritage CH Mohammed Koya, former Kerala Chief Minister and the prominent leader in the party's history was the editor of the Chandrika. The weekly has been a significant presence in the cultural and literary landscape since its launch with renowned authors such as MT Vasudevan Nair, S K Pottekkatt, and Vaikom Muhammad Basheer writing for the weekly in the early days of their careers. Shihabuddin Poythumkadavu, a well-known Malayalam writer, was the editor of the weekly during its revamp in 2014. So, what happened to bring us to this point? A journalist associated with the weekly, says that the current situation at Chandrika, which has resulted in the halting of periodicals, is more than just a financial crisis.Primarily, some members of the board of directors made the decision to close the magazine on their own, and we, the staff, were not consulted or notified beforehand. We found out about the decision via a notice placed on the bulletin board in the office, he said on condition of anonymity. The sudden and unexpected closure of the magazines, according to the journalist, will have an impact on the contributors with whom we have already made commitments and who have been contributing on a regular basis. The management has not provided any clarification on how to deal with the problem and remuneration for the writers, the journalist said. There are only six employees who are losing jobs by shutting down both publications. The weekly has two sub-editors, one graphic designer, and one proofreader while Mahila Chandrika has one sub-editor and one graphic designer. Both magazines hire one person from the daily for DTP work. The senior-most journalist draws a salary of a little above Rs 30,000. They had been serialising four novels as a series and had collected at least 60 short stories to be published in the following weeks. This is in addition to the commissioned copies and other elements like poems. If they shut magazines down all of a sudden, it's unclear what will happen next, he said. According to the journalist, the team approached the board members, including Managing Director Sadiq Ali Shihab Thangal, who is also the state President of the party, to discuss the sudden announcement, to which he responded that he had not been briefed about the plan to shut it down. Three other senior party leaders, part of the board, also said that they were not intimated about the move. What led the management to make such a hasty decision remains a mystery. I believe certain members of management may have ulterior reasons in terminating the magazines, he stated. Chandrika had previously come under investigation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on allegations that former Public Works Minister VK Ebrahim Kunju transferred Rs 10 crore from ill-gotten money to the dailys account. ED has questioned PMA Sameer, Chandrikas finance director following allegations. The current crisis in Chandrika As a prominent political party with enormous influence in Kerala, especially in the Malabar region, Chandrika's current financial problem is not insurmountable and it is not a genuine reason to close the magazine which has a circulation basis that goes beyond the political affiliation, another journalist working for the daily who did not want to be named, said. Chandrika's financial problems are not that worrisome given the partys deep influence in the region. It often raises huge sums of money for charities such as Baith al Rahma, a housing initiative founded by the Muslim League and CH Center, a body that oversees the distribution of medicine and ambulance services to the underprivileged. The party has been spending millions of rupees on the implementation of such schemes. The current problem is more than a financial one and the root of it is some vested interests who are unaware of the mouthpiece's rich history and heritage, as well as its role in reforming the society, he said adding: They want to use the daily as a cover to avoid scrutiny of financial irregularities. For example, the party had previously collected funds from members to address financial concerns and had even sold land owned by the newspaper. Despite this, the crisis has stretched on and no one knows where the money has gone, said the journalist. A journalist source said the team had put forward suggestions and action to make the weekly profitable multiple times, including publishing special publications during occasions like Onam, Eid, and Independence Day, to which, he says, the management paid no attention. The management has to spend very little money on publishing online editions. The real reason is that certain members of the administration don't want the weekly, which is one of the few remaining publications critical of the fascist regime in power, to survive, he explained. There is also an allegation that some board members want to sell the land at YMCA Road in Kozhikode where the office is located, and construct a shopping centre or a commercial building there. Elsewhere, PMA Sameer stated that the allegations levelled by the employees are unfounded. We haven't said anywhere that Chandrika is closing; it's a temporary arrangement and the publications will be relaunched in a digital format immediately, he said.Once we relaunch the magazines, the novels, short stories, and other pieces that the periodicals have been publishing in parts or that have already been collected from writers will be published, Sameer continued. Sameer refuted the charges that all board members were not briefed. It is impossible for one individual to make such a decision for a public limited company; we have followed all of the necessary procedures. It was discussed with all of the stakeholders. This is only a temporary arrangement as part of Chandrika's modernisation and search for a sustainable running solution, he said. He emphasised that the magazine will be released in a digital format immediately. Since 2020 both the magazines are regularly uploaded on Magzter. Their PDF copies are circulated among WhatsApp groups with at least 4,000 members. Prominent writers and leaders as well as the well-wishers of the weekly have urged the party leadership to reconsider the decision to wind up the publication. Among them is KT Jaleel, a former Kerala minister in the first Pinarayi Vijayan-led government, who took to Facebook to express his displeasure with the magazine stopping publication, despite the ideological differences. He wrote: Rather than wasting their time targeting me, League's cyber warriors must do everything in their power to relaunch three (including Gulf edition) of their party's publications. Writers M Mukundan and KP Ramanunni also have expressed similar views. We reached out to Chandrika Editor in Charge Kamal Varadoor for a comment on the story but received no response. (Asheem PK is a freelance journalist)

The News Minute 1 Jul 2022 2:50 pm

FIFA to roll out new technology for offside calls at Qatar World Cup

FIFA said on Friday thatit is ready to launch SAOT that uses multiple cameras to track player movements plus a sensor in the ball - and will quickly show 3D images on stadium screens.

The New Indian Express 1 Jul 2022 2:49 pm

India, Pakistan share list of prisoners

New Delhi: India and Pakistan on Friday through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad exchanged the lists of civilian prisoners and fishermen in their custody. India handed over lists of 309 Pakistani civilian prisoners and 95 fishermen in Indias custody. Similarly, Pakistan shared lists of 49 civilian prisoners and 633 fishermen in its 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 1 Jul 2022 2:05 pm

Ground report: Andhra village that loves military undeterred, preps for Agnipath

Ground Report Madhavaram, Andhra Pradeshs army-loving village has around 320 men presently serving and around 1,800 ex-servicemen. Paul Oommen Every morning, when the clock strikes 5:30, 22-year-old D Sai Ram and his friends, all army aspirants, gather to go for their daily run. There are four such groups that head in different directions in Madhavaram, a quaint village in Andhra Pradeshs West Godavari district. Though they are disappointed, confused, and have their own apprehensions about the militarys Agnipath scheme, it hasnt deterred them from continuing their efforts to prepare for army recruitment. Many among them have been waiting for nearly three years now, for the army to begin recruitment. Sai Ram and his friends, all army aspirants, out for their daily run in Madhavaram At the entrance to Madhavaram, the first thing one would notice is a massive statue of a standing Hanuman, a Hindu god known for his devotion, courage, strength, and discipline. The larger-than-life-size statue probably explains the qualities that the people in Madhavaram most relate to. Madhavaram, popularly known as Military Madhavaram shot to fame around five years ago, when the media extensively featured the village for having at least one army personnel in every other family in the village, presently serving or retired from the army. In Madhavaram, you cannot miss noticing men with toned bodies, broad chests and thick moustaches. These men are mostly those who are back in Madhavaram on leave or those who have returned after a stint in the army. According to Madhavarams ex-servicemens association, the village which has a population of around 6,500 has nearly 320 people serving in the army at present. Around 1,800 men have retired after having served in the army and have settled in different places and not just in Madhavaram. While protests broke out in several states including vandalism at the Secunderabad railway station against the Agnipath scheme, not a single person from Madhavaram was involved in the violence. Despite having such a large number of people in the army and many youths aspiring to join the army, one could wonder how no one protested. While the disappointment over the new scheme is palpable and ambiguity and apprehensions exist, it still hasnt diluted the spirit of the people of the village to serve in the army. Zilla Parishad High School, Madhavaram Two 15-year-olds, Pathan Hussain and CH Prasad study at Zilla Parishad High School in Madhavaram. They go running every morning for nearly 5 kms and hope to stay physically fit to make it to the army someday. Though they werent aware of the nitty-gritty details of the new recruitment scheme, they said it would be nice if they could stay back in the army and not have to return. Both the boys are known among their friends for putting up photos of guns, men in uniform, and other army-related images on their WhatsApp display images and statuses every day. Pathan Hussain, CH Prasad and their friends at the Madhavaram Zilla Parishad High School Apprehensions, ambiguity, and disappointment Every morning around 5:30, the straight road from Madhavaram to Nidadavole, a town in East Godavari is filled with army aspirants. Dozens of them can be found running and exercising on this route. Right from a young age, they begin preparations for physical fitness required to be selected for the army. Speaking to TNM, Sai Ram, an army aspirant said there is disappointment among the aspirants. We were disappointed about the new scheme. Moreover, we have been waiting for the recruitment for the last three years. While our only aim is to make it to the army, the new scheme has left many disappointed, Sai said. When asked why no one from Madhavaram participated in the protests, Sai said they were strictly warned by elders not to participate in the protests. L Nageshwar Rao, a retired Havildar in the army, told TNM, There was disappointment among the aspirants. The associations heads circulated messages on WhatsApp directing them not to partake in any protests. Members of the ex-servicemen association counselled the aspirants. We believe in discipline. How will vandalising government property prove any point or offer a solution? We asked the aspirants from Madhavaram to stay away and continue their preparation for the recruitments. Prathi Krishna, who retired as Naik Subedar in 1994, feels four years of service under the new scheme is too less to even properly train army personnel. It takes nearly 8-10 years for a person to get used to the landscape and the training imparted. Men with just four years of training cant do anything in conflict zones, said the 73-year-old, who joined the Army in 1969. P Surya Narayana, another ex-serviceman feels the new scheme will leave many people without a job once they return from service if they dont make it to the top. I retired from the army after 24 years of service. Despite being so experienced, I did not find a job after my retirement from the service. If army personnel as experienced as us did not find jobs, how will those who return after four years find any suitable jobs? said P Surya Narayana, who retired as Havildar. Even after five years of service, we were treated as juniors. It is not possible to train personnel the best way in this short span. Only if the men at the borders are capable and efficient can people live peacefully in the country, the former Havildar added. The ex-servicemen remember the times, when all those who were physically fit would be recruited into the army, straight out of school. The army would then impart training as well as educate all those who were selected Naik Subedar (retd) Prathi Krishna, Havildar (retd) L Nageshwar Rao and Havildar (retd) P Surya Narayana TNM also spoke to a commissioned officer, presently serving in the army who was in Madhavaram on leave. He felt the new scheme would work for the government in reducing the financial burden on the government. The new scheme will prove beneficial for the government as they wouldnt have to provide pension and medical facilities to all personnel. The army is moving towards technology and the dependence is now more on technology than manpower. The scheme may leave the aspirants disappointed, because if they have to return after four years they may be left in the lurch, with no adequate education and they would also be too old to go back and complete studies. However, according to retired Havildar L Nageshwar Rao, Military Madhavarams men have no reason to worry. The men from Madhavaram will surely go on to become Agniveers. There is an undying passion and commitment to the job. They are dedicated and have the aggressiveness required. Im confident that all those from Madhavaram will go on to become Agniveers, he said. According to the retired Havildar, in Madhavaram, a soldier has as much demand as an engineer. There is a belief that soldiers are daring, responsible, and can be trusted. An engineer might save up a crore, but thats all that he has. A soldier not only has his savings, but also has several other benefits to offer. We always prefer to get our daughters married to a soldier. The War memorial at Madhavaram Speaking about Madhavarams love for the army, Naib Subedar Prathi Krishna, the senior-most member of the ex-servicemen association explained, We went to the army in the 60s. Whenever we saw our elders return to Madhavaram during their leaves, they would be dressed in uniform. They looked handsome and were comfortably settled in their professions. They had impressive confidence on their face and were always physically fit. This inspired a lot of us to dream about getting into the army. While Madhavaram continues to have a sizable number of men serving in the army, how the new recruitment scheme will impact the numbers in the near future remains to be seen. While there are teenagers like Hussain and Prasad who dream to be in the Army, will they be able to go on to become Agniveers will remain the big question. Despite the disappointment and apprehensions, clearly, Military Madhavarams obsession and love for the Army still remains. READ:BJP is holding its national meet in Hyd after 18 years: A look at the preparations

The News Minute 1 Jul 2022 2:04 pm

Even Mac fans can be intimate with MS Office. Get a license and learn how for $80

More than three decades after its launch, Microsoft Office still runs strong. This productivity app suite is virtually synonymous with personal computing, and your kids and grandkids will likely compile documents or organize emails using Office many years from now. If for whatever reason, you dont know how to navigate a spreadsheet or make a presentation, the Premium Microsoft Office Training Bundle can help you master Offices many tools , and it even comes with a lifetime license to MS Office Home and Business for Mac 2021 This collection features six courses on Offices most powerful features, including hidden tricks and tips that only expert-level Office practitioners learn. For example, Microsoft Excel: Data Analysis with Pivot Tables starts by covering Excels data manipulation tools. Meanwhile, PowerPoint From Beginner To Advanced Level can teach you to create clean, visually engaging multimedia presentations. Outlook for Beginners guides the composition and organization of emails that create the right impression, while Microsoft 365 Teams serves as a backbone for improving communication and teamwork across any organization. Microsoft OneNote: Beginner to Advanced explores methods for efficiently organizing notes and other vital data across multiple platforms and devices. Finally, Microsoft Word 365 explains the word processing app youve likely used since you were five, getting inside the hidden features and rich customization options that make Word the worlds top writing productivity tool. The Premium Microsoft Office Training Bundle + Lifetime License of MS Office Home & Business for Mac 2021 normally costs over $1,500. However, you can purchase both for just $79.99. Prices subject to change Mac, Microsoft

Macworld 1 Jul 2022 1:30 pm

Xiaomi 12 Lite Pre-Reservations Begin in Azerbaijan; Price, Full Specifications Leak Online

Xiaomi 12 Lite is up for pre-reservation in Azerbaijan. Ahead of the official release, a report suggests the price and full specifications of the Xiaomi 12 Lite. It is said to come with a triple rear camera unit, headlined by a 108-megapixel primary snapper. It could pack a 4,300mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging.

NDTV 1 Jul 2022 12:59 pm

Xiaomi 12 Lite Up for Pre-Orders in Azerbaijan; Price, Specifications Leaked

Xiaomi 12 Lite is up for pre-reservation in Azerbaijan. Ahead of the official release, a report suggests the price and full specifications of the Xiaomi 12 Lite. It is said to come with a triple rear...

NDTV 1 Jul 2022 12:59 pm

Government approval rating drops from 10% to 3%

The second round of the Gallup Style Mood of the Nation poll was conducted in June by Verit Research. It assessed the approval, satisfaction, and confidence of the nation in relation to the government, the country, and the economy. The poll was conducted as a part of the syndicated survey instrument by Verit Research. This instrument also provides other organisations the opportunity to survey the sentiments of Sri Lanka. Government approval rating | 3% | To the question, Do you approve or disapprove of the way the current government is working? only 3% said they approve. In January 2022 this rating was at 10%. Sri Lanka satisfaction | 2% | To the question, In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in Sri Lanka? only 2% said they were satisfied. This rating was at 6% in January 2022. Economic confidence | negative (-) 96 | Multiple choice questions on the condition and trajectory of the economy are used to generate an economic confidence score. The score can range from negative (-) 100 to positive (+) 100. A score above zero means more people see the economic conditions positively rather than negatively. If everyone thinks the economy is in either excellent or good condition, and everyone also thinks it is getting better, the score will be (+) 10. If everyone thinks that the economy is in a poor condition, and everyone also thinks it is getting worse, the score will be a (-) 100. No one rated the economic condition as excellent. 1.8% rated it as good; and 1.3% rated it as getting better. The resulting score was a (-) 96. This rating was (-) 83 in January 2022. Implementation of Mood of the Nation The poll is based on an island wide nationally representative sample of responses from 1,052 Sri Lankan adults, conducted in June 2022. The sample and methodology was designed to ensure a maximum error margin of under 3% at a 95% confidence interval. The polling partner was Vanguard Survey (Pvt) Ltd.

ADAderana 1 Jul 2022 12:39 pm

eChannelling introduces One-touch Tele-Channelling to offer personalised Doctor consultation Services

Reiterating its commitment to pioneering digital lifestyle & health solutions, eChannelling, Sri Lankas largest channelling network and arm of SLT-MOBITEL, launched its all new One-touch Tele-Channelling Service, offering personalised online video Doctor consultation solution. The new service enables patients based locally or worldwide to consult Doctors online, providing personalized service and greater convenience. With a strong pledge to offer high quality digital healthcare solutions and leading Sri Lanka towards digitisation, eChannellings new and own platform for online video doctor channelling is aimed at helping patients secure the benefits of a remote channelling service, conveniently and uplifting their lifestyle using cutting-edge technologies. During the pandemic, telemedicine became a lifeline for many individuals and families in delivering healthcare. eChannelling supported the nation providing dedicated doctor consultation and remote monitoring patients health conditions via audio/video facilities. Post pandemic, eChannellings new One-touch Tele-Channelling online video consultations solution integrated through the eChannelling App enables local and international patients to connect with registered doctors via a video call. Harnessing the power of technology and improving access to healthcare, the eChannelling Tele- Channelling online video consultations offer multiple benefits for patients such as ability to view a list of doctors available online in real-time, view sessions for a particular doctor and place appointments for online doctors. Patients can book teleconsultation appointments for doctors who are registered and scheduled for the teleconsultation service. Additionally, when a patient places an appointment, the Doctor will be notified of the appointment through the Doctor App and he/she will have the ability to initiate a video call to the patient based on their mutual preference, engaging in consultations at the convenience of both parties. This feature enables Doctors being able to connect with patient from anywhere, anytime, including those located internationally. Providing greater convenience, patients can initiate a chat with a doctor two hours prior to the session commencing and 24 hours after the session. To assist the patient, the ability to share medical reports and earlier prescriptions with the doctor are also available. At the appointment time, the doctor will initiate a video call to the patients last logged in device and the session will continue until the consultation is over. Furthermore, the Doctor can also share the prescription with the patient after the session and if any further clarifications are necessary, patients can raise them within 24 hours after the session via the chat facility. A view of past teleconsultation conversations with the doctor is also available for better outcomes. Patients can download the eChannelling App from App Store/Play Store while Doctors can download the eChannelling Pro also from App Store/Play Store. More information can be obtained by logging on to the eChannelling website www.echannelling.com .

ADAderana 1 Jul 2022 12:15 pm

In Search of Us by Lucy Moore review the first anthropologists, warts and all

The eccentric adventures, academic insights and many prejudices of 12 pioneering scholars When anthropology first became established at English universities, its practitioners kept a fastidious distance from their subjects. The Victorian grandfathers of the discipline, Sir Edward Tyler at Oxford and Sir James Frazer of Cambridge, based their studies on ethnographic materials sent back by missionaries and colonial administrators from faraway lands. To research his massively influential The Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion, which eventually ran to 12 volumes, Frazer never travelled beyond Italy. The pioneering Harvard psychologist William James once asked him if hed ever actually met a native. Good God, no! was Frazers reply. In 1910, when the dashing Polish polymath Bronisaw Malinowski joined the brand new anthropology department at the LSE, its reading list contained just four books, two of which had the same title (The Races of Man). In 1913, he wrote his own first monograph, The Family Among the Australian Aborigines, entirely on the basis of library research in London. Continue reading...

The Guardian 1 Jul 2022 12:00 pm

These players of Ireland, who rocked the T20 series against India, can be seen in IPL 2023!

The Indian team recently went on a tour of Ireland, where it played a two-match T20 series. Team India may have won 2-0 in the T20 series against Ireland, but there were some players from Ireland who impressed everyone with their game. In the first T20 match, Harry Tector batted brilliantly for Ireland and was praised by Hardik Pandya himself. Hardik Pandya also said that Harry Tector is 22 years old and is batting well and there is a possibility that he will also get the IPL contract next year. These players of Ireland can be seen playing in IPL 2023- Harry Tector Harry Tector played stormy innings of 64 runs in 33 balls in the first T20 match. Whereas in the second match, he scored 39 runs in 28 balls. In such a situation, he can get a chance to play IPL next year. Mark Adair Mark Adair took two wickets for 14 runs in 2 overs in the first T20 match. Seeing his bowling, many franchise teams can bet on him next season. George Dockrell George Dockrell scored 34 runs in 16 balls in the second T20 match against India. At one time it seemed that he would give victory to his team. But this could not happen. However, George Dockrell attracted everyone's attention with his brilliant batting.

Kalam Times 1 Jul 2022 11:45 am

In Keralas Attappady, illegal sale of protected tribal lands continues unhindered

Tribal Most of the lands in Attappady remain under dispute, with the village survey records stating that they belong to tribal people, though they are under the custody of powerful immigrants from Tamil Nadu and other parts of Kerala. Haritha John Saritha S Balan Perumal and his family Leaving behind the concrete terrace houses allotted to them by the government just a few kilometres away, the families of Perumal and his brother, belonging to the Irula tribal community at Attappady in Keralas Palakkad district, now live in two makeshift huts made of tarpaulin sheets and bamboo sticks at the Sholayar grama panchayat of Agali. They had shifted to these huts just a few months ago in a desperate attempt to hold on to their land, where their father and grandparents toiled for years cultivating millets, corn and maize. The experiences of scores of tribal families in Attappady, whose lands were alienated and grabbed by powerful immigrants over the years, lends legitimacy to the fears of these families. We live here without electricity or a proper water source, just to keep our land safe. At night, goons will come and threaten us to move from the land. But we will not. If they have to construct a building on our land, they will have to kill us first, Perumal says, standing outside his hut. Attappady is probably one among the very few places in Kerala housing large barren lands. Most of the lands here are under dispute, with the village survey records stating that they belong to the tribal people, even though they are under the custody of a number of immigrant businessmen from Tamil Nadu and other parts of Kerala. The Adivasi people of the area assert that the documents owned by these immigrants, proving their authority over these lands, were fabricated with the help of some government officials. These are lands owned by tribal people. They had just leased it to the rich immigrants for a few years. But then they fabricated documents and took custody of the lands. We can still find the original name of the land owners if we check the village survey records. For example, in the survey documents the name will be Marutha, but the title deeds will say Maruthan Gountar, explains Murugan, a tribal rights activist from Attappady. Murugan A long history of alienation The fight for alienated land has a long history in Attappady. According to the Kerala Scheduled Tribes (Restriction on Transfer of Lands and Restoration of Alienated Lands) Act, 1975, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law, or in any contract, custom or usage, or in any Judgment, decree or order of any court, any transfer effected by a member of a Scheduled Tribe, of immovable property possessed, enjoyed or owned by him, on or after the commencement of this Act to a person other than a member of a Scheduled Tribe, without the previous consent in writing of the competent authority, shall be invalid. However, under the Tribal Land Alienation Act, the purchases of all tribal land to the extent of below two hectares registered till January 24, 1986, have legal validity. Taking advantage of this loophole, the immigrants create fake documents to make it seem like the purchase was made before 1986, allege tribal rights activists. As per the village survey records, the land under survey number 520/2 in Kottathara village is owned by Nanjan, son of Kullan. But Nanjans son, 50-year-old Valaithiri, says the land is not with the family anymore. Instead, it is in the custody of some people from Tamil Nadu. They had come to measure the land a few days ago. But all of us came together to protest and put a stop to the proceedings. The land was owned by my ancestors. My father and his brother Badiran, whose name is also in the records under survey number 523/2, worked hard and cultivated this land. It was after they gave the land for lease that we lost it, Valaithiri says. Even in the Survey Department Register of the Revenue Department, Badirans name is mentioned. The documents clearly state that the Adivasi family had settled on this land, where they cultivated ragi and corn. Velaithiri Similar is the situation faced by the children of Bodhan and Masani, to whom the land under survey number 237 is supposed to belong. They say Masani got the land in 1975, but it is now occupied by someone they dont even know. This is the main problem, Vellaithiri says. Most of the time, we dont even know who took our land or who the current owners are. Since they know that the land does not belong to them, these people may not even come to see the plot for several years. In the meantime, we will continue to cultivate the land thinking of it as our own. Years later, they will suddenly appear and claim the land as their own, he says. The case of Nanchi, who used to own the land under survey number 477/1,3 in Kottathara village which was later possessed by Selvan, an immigrant from Dayannur, has been in court for the past few years. Nanjan's family What the data shows According to the data from the Attappady block panchayat in 1951, 90.26% of the population in the region were tribal people. In 2011, the tribal population here was reduced to 44% while the immigrant population became 56%, turning the tribal communities into a minority. Currently, there are 192 tribal hamlets in Attappady, consisting of Irular, Mudukar and Kurumbar tribes. At one point, the whole of Attappady was just tribal land. Looking at the population change alone, we can say with conviction that immigrants have been grabbing tribal lands illegally. Over the past 10 years too, the immigrant population has only increased, says Prakasan, a tribal man from the Irular community. In fact, a study by the Integrated Tribal Development Programme (ITDP) states that 10,106.19 acres of tribal land in Attappady had been alienated as of 1977. This was just until 1977. After that, the amount of land grabbed from tribal people has only multiplied, Murugan says. Earlier, the immigrants used to even physically torture Adivasi people to grab their land, get their signatures, and then scare them away. In a majority of cases, they took advantage of the lease agreement to grab the land, he adds. In connection with a case filed by two tribal people, Ponni and Kakki, over the encroachment of their land in 1987, the Kerala High Court had issued an order in 2000 that the alienated land belonged to the tribes. Though the encroachers in this case, Rajalekshmi and Ismail Rawther, had moved the Supreme Court against this judgment, the SC panel comprising Justice Markendaya Katju and Chandramauli KR Prasad too upheld the HC order, stating that tribal land belonged only to tribal people. This was in 2011. But even after the landmark judgment, there were no efforts from the side of the government to restore the alienated properties, Murugan says. Besides, the Adivasi people of Attappady point out that even many of the government offices are built on tribal land, which is also not legal. A controversy that had erupted in connection with the Sarjan Realities Ltd, a Pune company that buys land and instals windmills for the multinational manufacturer Suzlon Energy, had shed light on some of the major encroachments that took place in Attappady. A Vigilance probe in 2013 found that as many as 13 documents registered by Sarjan Realities, which had bought land in the area between 2005 and 2008, involved tribal lands. In 2010, during another inquiry by the Ottapalam Revenue Divisional Officer, it was found that Sarjan Realities and 29 individuals had bought 105.2 hectares of land in the region, of which up to 72.8 ha belonged to tribal people, while 17.09 ha was forestland. The Down To Earth had then reported that the company sold 0.4 ha each to a number of business houses, including Poppy Umbrella Mart, Anna Aluminium, Bhima Jewellery, Kerala Steel Associates, and Mumbai's Asian Star Company. In 2013, Kerala Chief Secretary EK Bharat Bushan had said that 530 hectares of alienated tribal land would be restored. But community leaders point out that this was a very small portion of the alienated land, and even this was not implemented fully. Even the ITDP survey, which dealt with alienated land until 1977, had said that more than 4,210 hectares of tribal land had been encroached upon. Years later, the actual number is much higher. Of that, the government took initiative only to restore 530 ha, and even that was also not properly completed, says Prasad, a tribal activist. Since then, there have been no efforts from the government to restore alienated land. TNM visited some Attappady families who are fighting to get their ancestral land back. Kaliyamma, of Sholayar panchayat, who lives with her family in a hamlet of which the houses are built by the Attappady Hills Area Development Society (AHADS) project, shares her story. We used to cultivate seven acres of land. We raised goats and cows there. But then the people who leased out the land from us forced us to leave the land. They did not even give us any money. It was all done by force. We are the real owners of the land, Kaliyamma says. Maruthan, another Sholayar native, has been going through an even more bizarre experience. His familys ancestral property, the land owned by his grandfather, has now been put up for sale by outsiders. He watched helplessly as a for sale signboard was erected outside his property, he says. We did not get any help from officials. This mafia has the ability to pay thousands of rupees as bribes to officials. Our family has filed several complaints on the matter since the time of my father, including one to the Revenue Divisional Officer of Kollam. The latest is my complaint seeking to put a stop to the encroachment of this land. My father had even brought a village officer to the site by hiring a vehicle. The official visited the site and went back, only to respond after several weeks that the land was not ours, says Maruthan. However, a revenue official at the Kottathara village, under which Attappady falls, tells TNM that no fresh cases of land grabbing has been reported in the region. Some of the old cases are still under consideration. But even in those cases, the land was not grabbed by forging documents. It was handed over to non-tribal people by getting the tribal people to sign the documents, says the official. There is no mafia behind all this, nor have the tribal people been betrayed or manipulated into signing documents that hand over their land to non-tribal people, he adds.

The News Minute 1 Jul 2022 11:38 am

Philippine Prez Marcos appoints career diplomat Manalo as foreign affairs secy

On May 25, the Philippine Congress proclaimed Marcos winner of the May 9 presidential election, with over 31 million votes or more than 58 per cent of the votes cast

Mid Day 1 Jul 2022 11:31 am

Experience Limitlessness with Nimbus Agro Farms, in conversation with Mr. Sandeep Kumar Prasad

India, 11th April 2022: Nimbus Group is creating a legacy with over 22,000 happy customers led by 1800+ professionals with expertise in diverse fields. While Nimbus Group has established a name for itself in the industry, it is time to deep dive into their latest venture Nimbus Agro Farm . The latest addition to their host of verticals provides a sense of homeland, facilitating sustainable farmhouse plots at affordable rates.The brand is a division of Nimbus Group, offering exceptional value for money in the investment of the land and farmhouse. The perfect idea to relish farm life and land investments, known to be the fastest-growing farmland developer company. This could all be achievable through the navigator of the ship, Mr. Sandeep Prasad, Founder and Director of Nimbus Adcom Pvt. Ltd. Since its inception, Nimbus Group has diversified and added multiple verticals as part of its expansion plans. How has the journey for the firm been so far? It all began with Nimbus Adcom, a brand that is really close to my heart and one that kickstarted this journey for me. Since its inception, we have been able to grow the Adcom vertical tenfold and our vision remains the same for all divisions of Nimbus Group. Growth is a term that both large and small companies strive to attain and it plays a vital role for any company. The growth of an organisation leads to success and afterwards brand expansions, Nimbus has indeed diversified and added multiple verticals as part of the expansion plans. Nimbus IT Solutions (Information Technology), Nimbus BPO (Outsourcing Services), Nimbus Educom (Educational Services), Nimbus Hire (Recruitment Agency), and Nimbus Cloud (Network Solutions). The idea of Nimbus Agro Farms is one of the major and significant divisions of the group. The foundation was conceived when Nimbus Group was building businesses for thousands of clients all around the country, offering the best sustainable farmhouse plots at affordable rates.Most companies want to run their business to prosper not just to survive, and we are here to conquer. The Nimbus name has a strong market presence and much of that is due to you, how has the ride been for you so far? Every organisation has their ups and lows, we have it too. But it depends on how you take it. For us, we consider our lows as challenges. With a track record of success and serving 22,000 happy customers, Nimbus has a strong market presence which is possible due to our impeccable team of IT and marketing professionals. Speed and Innovation enable us to provide value-added, high quality IT solutions to customers. The organisation highly believes in teamwork. Furthermore Nimbus today employs diverse teams of specialists, hand-picked for their talent and commitment to helping clients succeed and gain a decisive competitive edge in highly competitive global markets. Under your guidance, Nimbus Agro Farms has garnered a reputation in the industry. Nimbus is a class by itself and the brand stands distinct in the market. Our love for nature and the importance to stay connected with our roots are accentuated by our visits to these farmlands. With Nimbus Agro Farm, our mission and vision are to provide those interested with the opportunity to invest in a certain industry and also avail the opportunity to surround themselves with hundreds of different species of plants, trees and flowers. Additionally, the owners of the land can also enjoy the comforts of basic amenities such as a stable electricity supply, water, Wi-Fi and many more. As a testament to the services we offer, Nimbus Agro Farms is on the verge of overtaking some of the leading land companies in the market. Adding to the plethora of services offered, we also possess a pool of the fastest-growing farmlands that help our customers with the best options. What has been your mantra for success in setting up multiple wings of Nimbus Group in a short span of time? At Nimbus, we aim further than to provide solutions that impact business. Together the opportunities are infinite and discover what we can do for you!. We aim to change the way you do business. For a companys success, it is very crucial for any organisation to bind and keep the employees intact. This foundation is not merely a company but a family including people who are devoted and committed to each other, moreover to the company's goal. Hence, if the organisation members are passionate and determined toward the companys goal, the company eventually grows and achieves greater heights. Nimbus BPO has grown from 15 to 1500 employees in a matter of time, what has been the secret behind such a rise? We believe in a well-built strong foundation that is solid and tamed from its base. Nimbus BPO has grown rapidly in a short span of time as an outcome of our approach to training the individuals before employing them, so they master their work. Expertise in IT services, in house setup where we have our own equipment and infrastructural abilities to run the BPO services unhindered. Hence, Nimbus is well equipped to handle all glitches so that BPO services do not get affected. Thousands of calls are handled every day at Nimbus BPO and we firmly believe that good quality calls are paramount for keeping customer service intact. What is next for Nimbus Agro Farms and Nimbus BPO? We have laid a strong foundation for our operations and paid utmost attention to maintaining a positive work environment through our core values and people practices. By doing this, we not only aim to foster an inclusive, intellectual and efficiency-driven culture but also focus on making Nimbus Agro Farms and Nimbus BPO into industry leaders. As we scale and evolve, we will strive to manifest our values and practices in our everyday work and the long term processes. What is your advice to young entrepreneurs who are struggling to grow? For those who are planning to start their own business or have hit stagnancy, it is imperative to constantly build and expand your knowledge, contacts and experience. For young entrepreneurs, these three things are vital in shaping the future of their business. Further, it is important to set up a team and nurture them through coaching and mentoring coupled with innovation and opportunities. Lastly, as the world is continually changing, any entrepreneur should be able to change with time and subsequently, evolve their business processes too. Nimbus Agro Farms is your latest venture. How did you shift from the IT industry to Agro Estate Company? With the success of Nimbus BPO, we felt that it was time to shift and the farmland sector appealed to us on a business and personal level. Our IT business is well-established and realizes year-on-year growth, something that allowed us to focus our time and energy on another project. To aid in the growth of our latest division, Mr. Yogesh Thakur, President of Strategy and Planning has played a pivotal role in making Nimbus Agro Farm an industry leader. His 15 years of experience in the real estate industry along with our understanding of the current scenario, we realised personal and mental growth are of importance. Further, our vision with Nimbus Agro Farm remains to be the connection between investors and provide them with numerous opportunities to grow with their owned farmland. Despite a completely different sector, I am confident of the teams ability and resilience to overcome any obstacles. Linkedin Profile: Yogesh Thakur: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thakuryogesh/ Sandeep Kumar Prasad: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandeep-prasad-nimbus/ Nimbus Agro Farms: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nimbusagrofarm/ Know the miraculous benefits of neem leaves Whats to come after Covid? US Aborts Abortion, This is what Ex-First Lady says

News Track 1 Jul 2022 11:14 am

Incredible To See Bowlers Getting The Opportunity To Lead The Side, Says Mahela Jayawardene

Sri Lanka cricket stalwart Mahela Jayawardene feels that of late the trend is changing to see bowlers as potential captains of their sides, especially after fast bowler Pat Cummins was named skipper of the Australia Test side ahead of the Ashes series. On Thursday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced pace bowler Jasprit Bumarh would lead the India team in the rescheduled first Test against England at Edgbaston beginning later on Friday, after regular skipper Rohit Sharma was ruled out due to Covid-19. I think it's incredible if he (Bumrah) gets that opportunity. You rarely see fast bowlers being given that opportunity to captain because it's a lot of hard work, especially whenever you are playing Test cricket, said the Sri Lankan batting legend in a video posted by ICC on Friday. But we've seen the trend changing, with Pat Cummins taking over the Australian (Test) captaincy and it's great to see a bowler doing the job. They (bowlers) understand how the game flows, what needs to be done, and obviously your mind-set is to pick wickets... to be in a very positive mind frame. So, I think it will be brilliant (for Bumrah to be leading the Test side), opined Jayawardene, who is also IPL franchise Mumbai Indians' head coach. Disclosing Bumrah's passion for Test cricket, Jayawardene, who has been interacting with the India pacer on a regular basis at MI, said that the player is obsessed with red-ball cricket. It's just the passion that he has to wear whites. We've had this conversation many years ago when he started playing Test cricket for India, and the more time we spent in the Mumbai (Indians) camp, it seems that Bumrah always wants to talk about red-ball cricket, he just loves it. Also Read: Scorecard It's especially amazing that you come across fast bowlers who enjoy being out there playing Test cricket. It's quite refreshing. He looks forward to each and every Test series. He doesn't want to miss a single Test match for India, which is an asset to the country as he priorities his Test cricket very much, added Jayawardene.

CNMSports 1 Jul 2022 10:42 am

Whats on Netflix and Amazon this month July

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The Guardian 1 Jul 2022 10:30 am

India's Bowling Arsenal Has The Caliber To Demolish England's Belief

The successful completion of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the selling of the media rights for it is the news that Indian cricket is celebrating. The most important aspect of any venture is the financials, and the BCCI, one feels, is comfortable with it. The Indian domestic season ended with the completion of the Ranji Trophy. Madhya Pradesh winning it with not a single International player in its midst is a remarkable story. One has to give kudos to each of the playing members of the side, especially, in the way they showcased teamwork and togetherness. One has to admire the coaching skills of Chandrakant Pandit, who has with this win etched himself as the best-ever cricket performance coach in India. Indian cricket may look like it is sailing through calm waters as a cricket establishment. However, one gets the feeling that cricket on the field is in a maze. There seems to be plenty of uncertainty as regards to the players and now with the captain as well. India will be playing an important Test match at Edgbaston in Birmingham today. With a 2-1 lead in the series, India may be in the driver's seat with nothing major to lose. However, a victory against England for all Indians is always a special occasion. Completing a pending series eight and a half months since the last Test match of that series is in itself an amusing story. India and England in the meantime have both changed their captains and their coaches. The momentum that India had gained and established mentally as a superior unit may no longer hold. A one-Test encounter in a foreign land is never a right approach and India have suffered from this in the past. The inaugural World Test Championship, when India played New Zealand, the latter having played a few matches before, was a prime example of a team not acclimatised for the big occasion. The Indian Test team seems to be in the same predicament at present. They have landed after playing two months of T20 cricket into playing the true traditional and conventional form of the game. Test cricket requires one to be patient and draws one into a mental state that is far different from the glamorous hit-or-miss variety of the T20. India are also in a flap as regards captaincy. Jasprit Bumrah has been named captain because of the unavailability of Rohit Sharma. The ideal solution would have been to request Virat Kohli to lead. Bumrah is the leading force for India as a bowler. However, captaincy could become a burdensome issue for him. Furthermore, he has not even captained a First-class side before and, therefore, putting this additional responsibility on his shoulder would not be fair to him. God and lady luck need to shine on India, as without KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and the lack of confidence in their batters in Cheteshwar Pujara , Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer, the blessings of the almighty is all what Indian fans must be praying for. The England side looks confident and cocky having won the series 3-0 against New Zealand. Their new aggressive approach has been a revelation in the way in which they bat. One admires it when it all comes out right but cricket history has shown that it could come to bite you as well. India has the bowling arsenal to demolish England's belief. Rahul Dravid has a major issue and that is to select the ideal and best eleven for the Test match. Apart from Virat Kohli, not a single spot in the batting order is in order. India possesses both pace and good spin-bowling options. The English weather tempts one to go in with an extra pacer but for India to leave out R. Ashwin would be a folly. However, the most concerning part would be Bumrah as a captain and as to how he marshals the side. India, on the other hand have their eyes focused on the T20 World Cup at the end of this year. Australia is the venue and identifying the players for it would be a challenge. The reason being that the IPL throws out players who have performed well in it and they seem to be favoured in the selection of the national side as well. This has led to a huge pool of players, all showcasing similar skills amongst them. Along with the regular established players, identifying the best from the rest is going to be a difficult task. One feels India is over-extending itself by playing two series at one time. An Indian cap has become an everyday affair. A good performance in the IPL and one is a part of one of the Indian side, if not in the senior side, then at least in one of the limited-overs one. None of the other countries send two teams to play two different series. One wonders whether the Indian players will be fresh enough to play the T20 World Cup, given the schedule of matches that they will be playing before it. Giving a cricketer a well-deserved break is not the answer. A team needs to have continuity and camaraderie to understand one another. This comes from playing as many matches together and spending quality time with one another, away from the ground. The Indian team needs to confine itself to a camp where strategies and plans are discussed and decided. Also Read: Scorecard This is where India has failed earlier and has, therefore, not won an ICC Trophy since 2014. One hopes Dravid changes it or else we will once again ask WHY.

CNMSports 1 Jul 2022 9:58 am

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Titu.. His aspirations and dreams are far from his actions, he dreams with open eyes, and finds the shortest way to achieve his dreams. Despite despite his debt-ridden life, if you ask him, he is no less a dreamer than Ambani! Mosmi is the girl of today, living life on her own terms. She cannot compromise with her principles. Mosmi feels that Titu and she are made for each other but troubles arise when Titu's decisions endanger their love affair. This is a slice of life film, this simple love story of middle-class family conveys the big message of life in a very entertaining way.

Bollywood Hungama 1 Jul 2022 8:52 am

Chinas tech giants promise speculation-free NFTs

The future of non-fungible tokens is getting more clarity in China as the countrys tech giants come together to formulate standards for the nascent industry. The China Cultural Industry Association, along with Tencent, Ant Group, Baidu, and others, jointly issued a self-disciplined development proposal for the digital collectible industry, a rebranded term for NFT in []

TechCrunch 1 Jul 2022 8:34 am

At 163mm, city sees season's 1st heavy rainfall on last June day

June ended on a rainy note-for the first time this monsoon-with consistent showers. In the 12 hours ended 8.30pm on Thursday, the Indian Meteorological Department's Colaba and Santacruz observatories recorded rainfall in triple digits-163mm and 105mm, respectively.

The Times of India 1 Jul 2022 4:51 am

Protocol violation in CM-diplomat meet: V Muraleedharan

Muraleedharan also alleged that there was a larger conspiracy behind the decision to transport the CMs gifts using a foreign national with diplomatic immunity.

The New Indian Express 1 Jul 2022 3:55 am

Kuzhalnadan unrelenting, seeks Pinarayis answers to two questions

In a Facebook post, Mathew Kuzhalnadan asked the CM why he had used the diplomatic channel to take the forgotten baggage during his trip to the UAE.

The New Indian Express 1 Jul 2022 3:48 am

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