Monday, 30 September 2019

VAR Call Helps Arsenal Secure 1-1 draw at Manchester United   

A video review tinged with controversy plunged United to its worst seven-game start to a league season in 30 years.

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Joaquin Phoenix Makes the ‘Joker’s Darkness Uniquely His Own

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JDU slams Kejriwal over ‘outsider’ remark, says ‘CM drunk on power’

New Delhi: JDU on Monday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his statement wherein he alleged that “people from outside” were landing up in the national capital to avail the free medical benefits for those living in Delhi.

The JDU termed his statement as “hateful” and said that the chief minister drunk on power has sacrificed human values.

A spokesperson for the party’s unit in Delhi, Satya Prakash Mishra, in a statement said, “Delhi Chief Minister has made an insulting remark against Bihar and the people from Bihar. His hateful remarks show that the Chief Minister, drunk on power, has sacrificed human values and forgot common people.”

The party termed Kejriwal’s statement as an evidence that he is scared of losing Legislative Elections in Delhi expected to take place early next year.

“Kejriwal is promoting hate politics in the national capital,” the spokesperson said claiming the Chief Minister is getting frustrated considering how JDU is growing by each Legislative election.

The JDU spokesperson also claimed that the High Court has rejected the contention of the Delhi government that only people of Delhi can get medical treatments in the city.

“Now why is Kejriwal saying that people of Bihar come to Delhi on Rs 500 ticket? Is he not aware that every countrymen have a right on the capital of the country and medical treatment is a responsibility towards humanitarian values,” he asked while adding that “the people will send him back on Rs 50 ticket this time.”

The party said it is not expecting an apology from the Chief Minister in this regard. “We do not expect an apology from him because he has a different name, “mafinama Mukhyamantri (apology seeking Chief Minister)”.

He is master in making mistakes and then seeking apologies,” the JDU spokesperson said while asserting that his party would fight against the insult to “Purvanchalis.”

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while addressing an event recently had said, “The situation is such that a person from Bihar buys a ticket to Delhi for Rs 500 and returns after availing free treatment worth Rs 5 lakhs. It makes us happy as they are people of our own country, but Delhi has its own capacity.”

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In Stats: History Makes Hosts India Favourites vs SA in Tests

India have won three of the six series contested between India and South Africa at home.

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It’s Not Easy Being Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant is constantly compared to MS Dhoni, despite him being at the start of his career and Dhoni, at the end.

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Deepika’s Report Card, Ranveer’s Replies Will Leave you in Splits

Deepika shared some pictures of her school report card.

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A Lowdown on Tellurian, Soon to be India’s Major LNG Supplier

Tellurian nearly doubled its revenues in FY2018 to $10.3 million from $5.4 million in FY2017.

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Unapologetic and Angry, Jasmin Kaur’s Book Will Leave You Restless

Jasmin Kaur’s verses are powerful ramblings of a woman of colour in a white, male-dominated western society.

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S Jaishankar Defends India’s Right to Buy Russian Arms on US Trip

“That freedom of choice is ours and we think it’s in everybody’s interest to recognize that,” said S Jaishankar.

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QAhmedabad: 21 Killed in Ambaji Bus Accident; Surat Gets New CP

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QMumbai: Smoke Engulfs BEST’s Electric Bus; Petitioners on Aarey

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Top Entertainment News: ‘Satyamev Jayate’ Gets a Sequel

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QBengaluru: Mayoral Polls Today; Rebels to Get Bypoll Tickets

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QCrime: Cop Booked for Molesting Girl; Bomb Threat at Calcutta HC

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Pics: Hrithik, Tiger, Rani Attend Special Screening of ‘War’

‘War’ hits the big screens on 2 October.

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QKolkata: Shah Seminar Today; Mirza Points at Mukul in Narada 

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QChennai: Modi Plays ‘Tamil Pride’ Card; Housing Absorption Dips

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Bank Holidays: List of Upcoming Bank Holidays in October 2019

This is a state-wise list of all bank holidays in the month of October 2019.

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How Gandhi the Lawyer Gave Rise to Gandhi the Satyagrahi

The early years of his legal career in India & Pretoria were vital in shaping his approach to the freedom struggle.

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QBiz: Govt Mulls Exiting BPCL, SCI; Anil Ambani Threatened at AGM

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QBullet: Aaditya is Sena’s Choice for CM; EAM Jaishankar in US

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Latest News: House Subpoenas Trump Lawyer Over Impeachment Probe

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Sunday, 29 September 2019

#GoodNews: Food Grains for Plastic, Gurugram’s New Initiative 

The offer is turning out beneficial for rag pickers who store 5 to 6 kg single-use plastic.

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India Under-18 Bag Maiden SAFF Title With 2-1 Win Over Bangladesh

The Indian football team lifted the SAFF U-18 Championship for the first time when they defeated Bangladesh 2-1.

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India’s Sumit Nagal Wins Buenos Aires Challenger Title

India’s Sumit Nagal defeated world no 166 Facundo Bagnis 6-4, 6-2 to bag the Buenos Aires Challenger Singles title.

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JJP releases second list of candidates for Haryana Assembly polls

Chandigarh (Haryana): The Jananayak Janata Party (JJP) on Monday released the second list of its candidates for the ensuing Haryana Assembly elections to be held on October 21.

In the second list, the party has announced candidates for 15 seats including Faridabad, Kalka and Sirsa.

The party has fielded Bhag Singh (Kalka), Kusum Sherwal (Sadhaura), Mange Ram (Radaur), Prof Randhir Singh (Pehowa), Rajesh Dhull (Pundari), Bhim Singh Jallala (Nilokheri), Gurdev Ramba (lndri), Kuldeep Malik (Gohana), Rajender Ganeriwala (Sirsa), Sanjay Dalal (Bahadurgarh), Sanjay Kablana (Badli), Upender Kadyia (Beri), Moola Ram (Nangal Chaudhary), Taiyyab Hussain Ghasediya (Nuh) and Kuldeep Tewatia (Faridabad).

JJP is led by INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala’s grandson Dushyant Chautala.

On August 11, BSP and JJP had entered into a poll alliance but the same was later called off. On September 6, BSP chief Mayawati announced that her party will contest Haryana Assembly polls alone after snapping ties with Dushyant Chautala-led Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) over “inappropriate” behaviour in seat-sharing agreement.

The JJP had contested the Lok Sabha polls in alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) where it had to suffer a humiliating defeat being unable to secure even a single seat. JJP will contest on 50 seats and BSP will contest on 40 seats.

On Sunday, Tej Bahadur Yadav, the BSF constable who was dismissed from service after he had released a video in 2017 on quality of food served to soldiers, joined JJP in presence of party chief Chautala.

Haryana has the strength of 90 seats out of which 17 are reserved for SCs and none for STs. There are 1.82 crore registered voters in the state out of which 1.07 lakh are service voters.

The process of filing nominations for Haryana began on September 27.

The last date of filing nominations is October 4 and the scrutiny will take place on October 5. The candidates can withdraw their nomination till October 7.

The counting of votes will take place on October 24. (ANI)

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Popular ‘Sholay’ Actor Viju Khote Passes Away

Bollywood actor Viju Khote passes away.

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Governance in a Connected World: How Technology Can Help Democracy

In a new, connected (and aware) world, representative democracies are increasingly becoming empty democracies.

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PM Modi’s meet with Trump failed to meet India’s expectations: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress party on Sunday stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session has failed to meet India’s expectations.

“Congress Party notes with disappointment that the much-hyped meeting of Prime Minister Modi with US President Trump has failed to meet India’s expectations despite the public display of bonhomie and special friendship at the Huston ‘Howdy Modi’ extravaganza,” Congress leader Anand Sharma said in a statement.

Adding that there were no tangible outcomes of the visit which would justify the BJP celebration, Sharma said, “Prime Minister was unsuccessful in persuading US President Trump to restore the Generalized System of Preference (GSP) for Indian exports to US markets, withdrawal of reduction in number of H1-B visas for Indian professionals and steep hike in fee.”

“Failure to conclude the trade deal has caused disappointment in the Indian industry and exporters weighed down by the recession in our economy,” he said.

India and the US are strategic partners and the relationship is one of the special importance for both the countries, Sharma noted.

“It must embrace the core issues – political, economic and technological of India’s interests in strengthening a robust partnership,” he said.

The senior Congress leader further stated that Prime Minister Modi’s meetings with other heads of states and governments at the UNGA were a “routine affair and were part of standard practice at the UNGA.”

“They do not have a special significance as is claimed by the government-BJP propaganda. The BJP euphoria on PM’s visit is misplaced and there is no cause for celebration. Congress party will appreciate that the Prime Minister shares the government assessment of his visit with the leaders of the political parties,” he said.

“Prime Minister seems to be carried away by his own propaganda and disconnected with the harsh ground realities of deepening economic crisis, falling investments, crashing industrial production, loss of jobs and wages and collapsing demand and consumption,” he asserted.

Sharma stated that it is “high time that the government brings back focus on real issues and not deflect by engaging in boastful campaign propaganda.”

However, Sharma said that the Congress party is in “complete agreement with the stand taken by the Prime Minister and the government on Pakistan and the continuing threat of terrorism.”

“We congratulate the Prime Minister for reiterating India’s firm and consistent position that the state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and its accession is final and irrevocable. We endorse the official position that all issues pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir are India’s internal affairs and there is no question of any third-party meddling,” Sharma said.

While affirming that Congress Party condemns the “provocative and preposterous statement made by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at the UNGA”, Sharma said that “it was aimed at misleading international opinion using falsehood and fabrication of facts to defame India. The language of Pakistan Prime Minister was unbecoming of a Prime Minister and has no place in any civilised discourse.” (ANI)

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Top Entertainment News: Actor Viju Khote of ‘Sholay’ Fame No More

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Post Imran’s UNGA Speech, Kashmiris Split Over Pak’s Action Plan

Here’s what Kashmiris had to say after watching Imran Khan and Modi’s speeches at United Nations General Assembly.

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Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Scores 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

A quick look at all the love Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman is getting.

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Was Shocked: Ma Anand Sheela Speaks About Osho’s Accusation to KJo

Ma Anand Sheela spoke about late godman Bhagwan Rajneesh, the controversies surrounding her and more.

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QAhmedabad: 5 Dogs Attacked With Acid; 3 Fishermen Dead, 4 Missing

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Leicester Rout Newcastle 5-0 to Go Third in Premier League

Leicester defeated 10-man Newcastle 5-0 on Sunday with Jamie Vardy bagging a second-half brace.

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QCrime: Nepal Man Arrested for Rape; Man Held for Attacking Journo

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QBengaluru: City Police’s Twitter Hacked; NLSIU Registrar Resigns

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Asia Cup in Pak: PCB to Wait for BCCI’s Confirmation Till June

Pakistan Cricket Board has set June 2020 as deadline for the India to confirm its participation in Asia Cup.

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BCCI Elections: Old Administrators Out But Their Kin Are Incoming

Will the upcoming BCCI elections end up becoming a sham?

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QMumbai: Congress’ First List of 51 for Assembly Polls out & More

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QChennai: PM to Fly in to IIT; Govt Seeks Sterlite Case’s Transfer

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QKolkata: CBI Questions Mukul, Shah to Inaugurate Puja on 1 Oct

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QBiz: Flipkart, Amazon’s Sales Boom; Saudi Ready to Bet Big India

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QBullet: Modi Defends E-Cigarette Ban; Local Council Polls in J&K

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Latest News: 2 Dead in Fire at Greek Island Refugee Camp

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Saturday, 28 September 2019

Mann Ki Baat Live Updates: PM Modi addresses nation in his monthly radio programme

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is sharing his thoughts with the people across the country and abroad in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme on All India Radio today.

This is the 57th episode of the monthly radio programme.

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# PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat: There would hardly be anyone who does not show utmost regard for Lata Mangeshkar ji. She is elder to most of us and has been witness to different eras in the country. We address her as ‘didi’. She turns 90 today.

It is being broadcasted on the entire network of AIR and Doordarshan and also on AIR News website www.newsonair.nic.in and newsonair Mobile App.

It will also be streamed live on the YouTube channels of the PMO, I&B Ministry, AIR and DD News.

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Experience the thrill of surgical strike with this shooting game!

New Delhi: To celebrate the third anniversary of the surgical strike which was conducted by the Indian army against terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, a new game has been launched with amazing features.

The game titled ‘Surgical Strike-Border Escape’ has been released in three languages–Hindi, English and Marathi.

The game is made in such a way that it will let the users experience the intensity of a battlefield. The 3D endless shooting game lets the player defend an armoured fighting vehicle while escaping the enemy territory.

It has been created while keeping the sentiments of all patriotic Indians in mind and the recently released trailer features everything that the game offers for its users.

The game will give its players an all-round gaming experience as it features 3D graphics, a wide range of guns to choose from, a weapons upgrade system, multiple exciting maps, exhilarating commentary in a language of user’s choice and multiple enemy types.

Border Escape is currently available on both Android and iOS and the game is dedicated to the unsung heroes of the Indian Army.

(Disclaimer: The above release comes to you under an arrangement with Platanista Games Private Limited- Mumbai. ANI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) (ANI)

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IMD predicts heavy rainfall over Bihar, Sikkim

New Delhi : The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday predicted that isolated places over Bihar, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and Gujarat region are likely to receive heavy rainfall today.

The weather forecast agency further predicted that Saurashtra, Kutch, East Rajasthan and Gangetic West Bengal are also likely to receive heavy downpour later in the day.

“Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls are very likely at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand, East Uttar Pradesh, West Rajasthan, Jharkhand, south Tamilnadu, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura,” IMD said in its all India weather warning bulletin.

Squally weather likely to prevail over Gujarat coast and adjoining northeast Arabian Sea, southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining equatorial Indian Ocean and Comorin area.

The organisation has advised fishermen not to venture into these areas for the next few days. (ANI)

 

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PM Modi’s 4th Mann ki Baat to Air at 11 am Today

The radio address can be heard live on All India Radio, DD National, DD News and DD Bharti.

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Sunday View: The Best Weekend Opinion Reads, Curated Just For You 

Here is a compilation of the best opinion pieces across newspapers.  

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CBI Questions BJP Leader Mukul Roy In Narada Sting Case

Roy was questioned for nearly three hours at the CBI office in Kolkata.

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Innovation to transform landscape of banking and money: IMF

Washington DC: As privately issued stablecoins continue to encroach on more traditional forms of money — like cash and bank deposits — policymakers will not simply look on from the sidelines.

They will arbitrate, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

“Their rules and actions will determine how we will eventually pay for everyday items like a cup of coffee and, more importantly, will affect the structure and risks of our financial sector,” said Tobias Adrian, Financial Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department, and his colleague Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli who is the Deputy Division Chief.

Stablecoins are cryptographic tokens that can be easily exchanged, benefitting from minimal price volatility relative to cash. Consumers might quickly adopt these new, cheaper, faster and more user-friendly services integrated into their social media platforms.

However, these also come with notable risks that require prompt regulatory action. One possible regulatory path forward is to give stablecoin providers access to central bank reserves.

“This also offers a blueprint for how central banks could partner with the private sector to offer the digital cash of tomorrow — called synthetic central bank digital currency (sCBDC),” said Adrian and Mancini-Griffoli in a blogpost.

Whether stablecoins are indeed stable is questionable. Stablecoin providers must privately generate trust in their liabilities — the very coins they issue. Many do so by backing coins one-for-one with assets of the same denomination.

So if a stablecoin owner wanted to redeem her 10 euro coin for a 10 euro note, the stablecoin provider could sell the assets for cash to be paid out on the spot.

However, much depends on the safety and liquidity of the underlying assets, and on whether they fully back the coins in circulation. It also depends on whether assets are protected from other creditors if the stablecoin provider goes bankrupt.

Regulation must eliminate these risks. One option is to make it mandatory for the stablecoin providers to hold safe and liquid assets as well as sufficient equity to protect coin-holders from losses. In essence, the call would be to regulate stablecoin providers despite them not being traditional banks which will not be an easy task.

Another approach is to require stablecoin providers to fully back coins with central bank reserves — the safest and most liquid assets available.

If stablecoin providers held client assets at the central bank, clients will indirectly be able to hold and transact in central bank liabilities — the essence, after all, of a ‘central bank digital currency.’ In practice, the coins will remain the liability of private issuers and client assets will have to be protected against the bankruptcy of stablecoin provider.

The synthetic central bank digital currency — or sCBDC for short — offers significant advantages over its full-fledged cousin, which requires getting involved in many of the steps of the payments chain. This can be costly and risky for central banks as it will push them into the unfamiliar territory of brand management, app development, technology selection and customer interaction.

In the sCBDC model, which is a public-private partnership, central banks will focus on their core function: providing trust and efficiency. The private sector, as providers of stablecoins, will be left to satisfy the remaining steps under appropriate supervision and oversight, and to do what they do best: innovate and interact with customers.

Whether central banks jump on board at all is another matter. Each central bank will weigh the pros and cons related to payment system stability, financial inclusion and cost-efficiency. To the extent that central banks wish to offer a digital alternative to cash, they should consider sCBDC as a potentially attractive option.

Will sCBDC turn out to be the central-bank money of the future? “One thing is sure: the world of fiat money is in flux, and innovation will transform the landscape of banking and money. You can bet your bottom dollar on it,” said Adrian and Mancini-Griffoli in their blogpost. (ANI)

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48 Dead in 4 States Due to Heavy Rain, UP Worst Hit With 35 Lives 

As many as 48 people died in rain-related incidents, majority of them in UP.

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Follow Your Heart, but Not at the Cost of Your Heart

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Navratri begins with great fervour, people throng temples on first day

New Delhi: The auspicious nine-day period of Navratri began on Saturday and devotees thronged temples to offer prayers and seek blessings of the almighty on the auspicious occasion.

Kalkaji temple and Jhandewalan temple in New Delhi were all decked up with flowers as people stood in long queues to attend the first aarti of the nine-day-long festival.

“I am feeling very happy. We have come here to seek blessings of the almighty. We have been standing in the queue for around two hours,” said one of the devotees in Kalkaji temple.

People were offered sweets (prasad) after watching the aarti.

Aarti was also performed and people were seen offering prayers even at Mumba Devi temple in Mumbai on the first day of Navratri.

This year, Navratri is being observed from September 29 to October 7.

Navratri in Sanskrit means nine nights in which nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped in a particular order. Alongside observing fast and performing various rituals, preparing a special offering for each day holds symbolic significance.

“Today it’s the first day of Navratri and we have come to see the aarti. Maa Jhandewali protects us and blesses us. It’s an auspicious day,” said another devotee who visited Jhandewalan temple.

Also known as Sharad Navratri, the tenth day of the festival is celebrated as Dussehra or Vijayadashami.

The occasion is believed to mark Goddess Durga’s victory over demon Mahishasura, which signifies the victory of good over evil.

The festival is popularly and prominently celebrated in Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Karnataka. (ANI)

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Legendary singer Jose Jose passes away at 71

Washington DC [USA]: Legendary Mexican singer Jose Jose who was often called ‘El Principe de la Cancion’ or ‘The Prince of Song,’ died on Saturday at the age of 71.

The singer died after a battle with Pancreatic cancer, according to the singer’s assistant Laura Nunez, cited Variety.

The singer whose real name was Jose Romulo Sosa Ortiz shot to fame in the 1970s after singing ‘El Triste’ at the OTI music festival. After this performance, the singer was unstoppable and continued to climb the Latin charts with a series of hits including ‘De Pueblo en Pueblo,’ ‘Hasta Que Vuelvas,’ ‘Sentimientos,’ ‘Paloma’ and ‘Gavilan o Paloma.’

In a career of more than four-decade, the singer sold millions of albums and picked by six Grammy nominations. However, the famed singer never took home a Grammy award himself, reported the outlet

The singer saw commercial success with 20 Hot Latin Song hits, four of which reached No. 1. Additionally, he saw 15 of his albums make their mark on the Top Latin Albums chart, ultimately selling more than 1.8 million albums in the United States. (ANI)

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PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah extend Navratri greetings

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Navratri and expressed hope that the nine-day festival will fill the countrymen with new energy and zeal.

“Greetings to all countrymen on Navratri. Jai Mata Di! Best wishes to all on the festival of Shakti worship! May Goddess Durga bring new energy, new hope and new excitement in the lives of all of us! Jai Ambe, Jagdambe Maa,” Modi’s tweet in Hindi read.

During Navratri, the Prime Minister is known to observe fast for nine-days, a practice that he has been following for the past many years.

In 2012, Modi had mentioned in a blog that he has been fasting during Navratri for 35 years.

“On the first day of Navratri we worship the first incarnation Maa Shailputri. We pray that Maa Shailputri, who is the symbol of power and peace, take care of the whole world,” Modi’s second tweet, in which a video containing chants dedicated to the goddess was also embedded, read.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah too extended his greetings on the start of the nine-day festival.

“The worship of Shakti is the base of Indian culture. Greetings to all the countrymen on the festival of Shakti worship. Jai Mata Di,” Shah’s tweet in Hindi read.

The Union Home Minister’s tweet also had the photo of Maa Durga with a Sanskrit chant, embedded with it.

This year, Navratri is being observed from September 29 to October 7.

Navratri in Sanskrit means nine nights in which nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped in a particular order. Alongside observing fast and performing various rituals, preparing a special offering for each day holds symbolic significance.

The occasion is believed to mark Goddess Durga’s victory over demon Mahishasura, which signifies the victory of good over evil.

The festival is popularly and prominently celebrated in Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Karnataka. (ANI)

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Must Defend US Constitution First: Pelosi on Fear of Losing Polls

President Donald Trump, on Saturday, warned supporters that “our country is at stake like never before.”

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After hours-long delay, Imran Khan departs for Pakistan on commercial aircraft

New York [US]: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday departed for Pakistan on a commercial aircraft, after a special jet given to him by the Saudi Arabian government, had developed a technical glitch minutes after taking off from New York airport.

Khan and his entourage left New York at around 2 pm (local time) and are enroute to Jeddah on a Saudi Airlines’ flight. The plane is expected to make a technical halt in Jeddah on Sunday at around 8:40 am, The Dawn reported.

After a brief stopover in Jeddah, Khan is expected to reach Pakistan on Sunday evening.

On Friday evening, Khan and his delegation had departed from New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport on the special jet given by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, during the prime minister’s visit to Saudi Arabia earlier this month.

However, the aircraft turned back and made an emergency landing at the New York airport after a technical glitch developed.

Pakistan’s envoy to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi, who had earlier seen off Khan, rushed back to the airport.

Khan and his entourage waited at the airport for some time as technicians were trying to fix the fault. However, the technicians said that glitch would be rectified by Saturday morning.

Lodhi, meanwhile, had escorted Khan back to the Roosevelt Hotel in the city, where he was staying during his week-long visit to the US for attending the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

Officials had remarked earlier that if the plane is not fixed by Saturday morning, Khan would take a commercial flight back to Pakistan.

On Friday, Khan had delivered his maiden speech at the UNGA, which exceeded the allotted time limit of around 15 to 20 minutes. In his over half-an-hour speech, Khan continued his anti-India rant over Kashmir, drumming up hysteria over a nuclear war with India.

Hitting back at Khan’s anti-India rhetoric address, India said the Pakistan Prime Minister’s threat of unleashing nuclear devastation qualifies as brinksmanship and not statesmanship. (ANI)

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Kerala cop donates hair for cancer patients’ wigs

Thrissur (Kerala): In a heart-warming gesture, a police official in Irinjalakuda, Thrissur has shaved her head to donate hair for making wigs for cancer patients.

The police official, named Aparna said she has done this in the past too.

“Children suffering from cancer lose their hair and face psychological distress. I did this in order to help them. I have done it earlier too,” Aparna said. (ANI)

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Ramban encounter: Video shows police official asking terrorists to surrender (Video)

Ramban (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept 29 (ANI): Anita Sharma, SSP Ramban, in a video footage, was seen asking terrorists to surrender during the encounter in Batote town of Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district on Saturday.

Security forces shot dead three terrorists who were holding hostage a civilian inside a house in Batote on Saturday.

The hostage was rescued safely in the joint operation conducted by Army, Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF officials in the Jammu-Srinagar Highway town.

“Three terrorists have been killed. The hostage has been rescued. Two police officials sustained bullet injuries and an Army personnel died. Operation is over now. They are the same terrorists who were seen in the morning,” Jammu Inspector General of Police (IG) Mukesh Singh told ANI.

Three terrorists entered a house in Batote in the morning while attempting to flee the security forces after engaging in a gunfight with them. The encounter started after terrorists tried to stop a civilian vehicle at Batote on the National Highway (NH) 244 but the owner did not stop the vehicle and informed the Army Quick Reaction Team (QRT).

The Public Relations Officer (PRO), Defence, Jammu said: “The QRT reacted promptly, established contact with the two individuals and an exchange of fire took place.”Joint parties of Police, Army, and CRPF cordoned the area and exchange of fire ensued during which terrorists took shelter in a house.

Indian Army condoled the death of Naik Rajendra Singh, who was killed in the encounter.

“#LtGenRanbirSingh, #ArmyCdrNC and all ranks salute the supreme sacrifice of Naik Rajendra Singh and offer deepest condolences to the family,” Northern Command, Indian Army tweeted.


Rajendra Singh hails from Mohangarh in Jaisalmer. His body will be flown to his home on Sunday where his last rites will be performed.

Two Army personnel and one official from the Jammu and Kashmir police also sustained injuries in the encounter with the terrorists, which had been going on since the morning. (ANI)

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Indian Mixed 4x400m Relay Team Qualifies For 2020 Olympics

The Indian team qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after reaching the finals in the World Championships in Doha.

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Shardiya Navratri 2019: Wishes, Quotes & Greetings 

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World Heart Day: In Your Teens, and Surviving a Heart Attack

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Friday, 27 September 2019

How Yuvraj Singh Was ‘Yo-Yo’-ed Out of Indian Cricket

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Is Kabaddi Star Rohit ‘Akki’ Kumar Akshay Kumar’s Biggest Fan?

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Did Aparna Sen Sabotage ‘The Tashkent Files’ Entry to Oscars?

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Imran Khan’s threat of nuclear devastation qualifies as brinkmanship, not statesmanship: India (Video)

India on Friday said that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s threat of unleashing nuclear devastation qualifies as “brinksmanship, not statesmanship”.

India’s right to reply comes after Khan in his maiden at the 74th UNGA session made an attempt to “sharpen differences and stir up hatred”.

Exercising India’s right to reply to Khan’s speech, First Secretary MEA Vidisha Maitra said that Pakistan’s “virulent reaction” over the abrogation of Article 370 depicts that “those who thrive on conflict never welcome the ray of peace”.

She said, “I take the floor to exercise India’s right of reply to the statement made by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Every word spoken from the podium of this august Assembly, it is believed, carries the weight of history.”

“Unfortunately, what we heard today from Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan was a callous portrayal of the world in binary terms. Us vs Them; Rich vs Poor; North vs South; Developed Vs Developing; Muslims vs Others. A script that fosters divisiveness at the United Nations. Attempts to sharpen differences and stir up hatred are simply put – hate speech,” she continued.

While Pakistan representative was seen carefully taking notes, Maitra addressed Prime Minister with his full name, Imran Khan Niazi.

“Prime Minister Khan’s threat of unleashing nuclear devastation qualifies as brinkmanship, not statesmanship,” Maitra said.

“Pakistan’s virulent reaction to the removal of an outdated and temporary provision thatwas hindering development and integration of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir stems from the fact that those who thrive on conflict never welcome the ray of peace,” she added.

During his address, Khan warned of dire “consequences” in the event of a nuclear war with India over the Kashmir issue.

“If a conventional war starts between the two countries anything could happen. A country seven times smaller than its neighbour what will it do — either surrender or fight for its freedom,” he had said in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly here that exceeded beyond the allotted time limit of between 15 to 20 minutes.

“My belief is we will fight and when a nuclear-armed country fights till the end it will consequence far beyond the borders. I am warning you. It’s not a threat but worry about where are we heading. If this goes wrong you hope for the best but prepare for the worst,” Khan said.

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10 Inspirational Quotes of Bhagat Singh on his 112th birthday

New Delhi: As India observe the 112th birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh today. He was one of the great socialist revolutionary of the Indian freedom movement, died at a young age of 23 but has left a strong mark of patriotism during his brief lifespan.

Bhagat Singh, along with Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar, were sentenced to death for conspiring to kill John P Saunders, a British police officer, who had ordered brutal police action on independence movement leader Lala Lajpat Rai.

Today, on his birthday, we bring to you 10 powerful quotes from the revolutionary freedom fighter.

“Zindgi to apne damm par hi jiyi jati hey..dusro k kandhe par tohh shirf janaje uthaye jate hey.”
― Bhagat Singh

“Lovers, Lunatics and poets are made of same stuff.”
― Bhagat Singh

“It is beyond the power of any man to make a revolution. Neither can it be brought about on any appointed date. It is brought about by special environments, social and economic. The function of an organised party is to utilise any such opportunity offered by these circumstances.”
― Bhagat Singh

“But man’s duty is to try and endeavour, success depends upon chance and environments.”
― Bhagat Singh

“Every tiny molecule of Ash is in motion with my heat I am such a Lunatic that I am free even in Jail.”
― Bhagat Singh

“Merciless criticism and independent thinking are the two necessary traits of revolutionary thinking.”
― Bhagat Singh

“Love always elevates the character of man. It never lowers him, provided love be love.”
― Bhagat Singh

“the sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting stone of ideas-bhagat singh in court during his trial, india’s struggle for freedom”
― Bhagat Singh

“I am a man and all that affects mankind concerns me.”
― Bhagat Singh

“Philosophy is the outcome of human weakness or limitation of knowledge”.”
― Bhagat Singh

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Daughter fulfils last wish of Sushma Swaraj, says husband

New Delhi: In a heartfelt message, Swaraj Kaushal, the widower of Sushma Swaraj said that their daughter on Friday fulfilled the last wish of the veteran BJP leader.

Swaraj’s last wish was to give Rs 1 fee to senior advocate Harish Salve for contesting Kulbhushan Jadhav case in the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

“Your daughter Bansuri has fulfilled your last wish today. She has presented Rs 1 fee to Harish Salve in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case, which you had left,” read a message by the twitter handle Governor Swaraj.

A day before she died, Sushma talked to Salve and told him to come and take his fees of Rs 1 for the Jadhav case. However, just 10 minutes later, she suffered a cardiac arrest.

Salve gave credit for India’s success at the International Court of Justice in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case to Swaraj and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“It (Kulbhushan Jadhav case) was all her brainchild. There was not a single paper filed in the case which she didn’t see herself. She used to inspect everything and gave valuable suggestions. She used to go personally to the prime minister to ensure everything was cleared. The whole credit for the case goes to Prime Minister Modi and Sushma Ji,” Salve had said.

The seven-time parliamentarian Sushma Swaraj passed away at 67.

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‘PM Modi won hands down’ at UNGA against Pak: Abhishek Singhvi

Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Friday evening.

Hailing PM Modi’s address at the UNGA he tweeted that there was no comparison between PM Modi’s speech and Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s speech at UNGA. He stated that Khan’s speech was petty, narrow, threatening and scared. In comparison, he stated that PM Modi did not mention Pakistan and spoke of India’s achievements, culture, and potential. He declared India and PM Modi won hands down.

PM Modi began his 15-minute address by referring to schemes implemented by his government and projects that would his administration plans to undertake.

Starting his speech by mentioning the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UNGA speech outlined the steps being undertaken in India to combat climate change, including the sweeping ban on single-use plastic which is set to go come to force on Gandhi Jayanti this year.

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WATCH: Activists hold protest against Pak brutalities in New York

Human rights activists on Tuesday organised a massive protest against the Pakistan Army in front of the United Nations General Assembly here on Friday (local time).

“Our demand is to end the human rights violations by the Pakistani military immediately. They should release the people who are still locked up in torture cells. But we are accused of terrorism if we raise our voices against them. There’s a dictatorship in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province by the Pakistani military establishment,” said Gulalai Ismail, a rights activist who was forced to flee Pakistan after being accused of treason.

She added, “Innocent Pashtuns were killed in Pakistan in the name of eradicating terrorism. Thousands of people are jailed in internment centres and torture cells of the Pakistani Army.”

Ismail is herself a victim of Islamabad’s brutal military crackdown on its minorities. The activist had travelled to Sri Lanka with a group of her friends last month and then fled to Brooklyn in New York where she is currently residing with her sister. Following her crusade against the atrocities committed on country’s women, she was slapped with treason charges. She has also applied for political asylum in the US. Lawyers said that there was little chance that the United States would send her back to Pakistan.

Ever since she was 16, Ismail has been speaking out about human rights abuses, focusing on the plight of Pakistani women and girls who suffer all kinds of horrors including forced marriages and honour killings.

Even though she has been able to escape to America, she is still worried about her parents and people who helped her during the days of hiding.

“Pakistan used all of its machinery to suppress my voice and hurt me. Cases were registered against my mother on the charges of terrorism to harass her, just because she is my mother,” she alleged further.

Meanwhile, Baloch activists also said, “Until Pakistan has its foot in our territory, Balochistan will never be at peace.”

Prior to Friday’s protests in New York, Nabi Bakhsh Baloch from US-based Baloch National Movement had also highlighted the poor plight of minorities in Pakistan before the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva a few weeks ago.

“Imran Khan has himself acknowledged the fact that they have supported the Jihad and the Taliban. Now, we only want them to free our land. We want our freedom to be restored,” he said.

The Pakistan Prime Minister, who earlier today made his maiden appearance at the UN General Assembly, spoke for over half an hour, well over the allotted time-limit, where he touched upon issues like money laundering, climate change and Islamophobia, apart from raking up the Kashmir issue.

The cricketer-turned-politician used the global platform to continue his anti-India rhetoric, terming the RSS and BJP as “fascist” and “Hindu supremacist”. He warned of what he called “bloodbath” in Jammu and Kashmir ever since India abrogated Article 370 that granted special status in the region.

“Pakistan has been violating the UNSC Resolutions 47 that provided Pakistan 90 days time to step out of Gilgit-Baltistan. Pakistan has been ranting on Kashmir since a long time. But all of it is fake,” said Senge H Sering, a Director at the Institute of Gigit Baltistan Studies in Washington.

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America’s first Sikh deputy sheriff fatally ‘shot’ in Houston

Washington DC: America’s first Sikh police officer on Friday (local time) was shot dead in northwest Harris County in Houston.

Sandeep Dhaliwal was a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and a father of three, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at a press conference.

“He wore the turban, he represented his community with integrity, respect and pride and he was respected by all,” he added.

Dhaliwal was conducting a traffic stop, the sheriff said. There were two people in the vehicle. As Dhaliwal was headed back to his patrol car, Gonzalez said a man got out of the vehicle with a pistol.

“In a cold-blooded manner, ambush style, (he) shot Deputy Dhaliwal from behind,” CNN quoted Gonzalez as saying.

Two people are currently in custody in connection with the shooting, the sheriff said, and a weapon was found that deputies believed was used to shoot Dhaliwal.

“It’s the worst day, the worst nightmare for any police executive,” Gonzalez said.

“This guy had a heart of gold, he treated his brothers and sisters in law enforcement as if they were just brothers and sisters. He thought of them before he thought of himself. He thought of the broader community before he thought of himself,” said Adrian Garcia, Harris County police commissioner.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, released a statement on Friday, saying “this tragic loss is a grave reminder of the risks that our law enforcement officers face every single day.”

“I thank the officers who bravely responded to apprehend the suspect, and I assure you that the state of Texas is committed to bringing this killer to justice,” Abbott said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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QBengaluru: Bypolls on 5 Dec; CBI Grills Ex-Top Cop Alok Kumar

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Sikh Police Officer Killed in ‘Ruthless, Cold-Blooded Way’ in US

Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal was shot while conducting a traffic stop, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez reportedly said.

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Dairy of Manu Gandhi Ep 1: Meet Bapu Through Eyes of a Young Girl

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QBullet: No Pak in PM Modi’s UNGA Speech; Ajit Pawar Quits As MLA 

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‘The Irishman’ Review: The Mob’s Greatest Hits, in a Somber Key


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Thursday, 26 September 2019

IPL Brand Study: MI & CSK Most Valuable, KKR Witnesses a Slump

The cash rich T20 league saw a jump of 13.5% in its brand value during its 12th edition  in 2019.

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Yuvraj Singh Says Team Management ‘Made Excuses’ to Drop Him

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PM Modi meets Cyprus President in New York

New York [USA]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly.

Earlier today, the Prime Minister met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and discussed the operationalisation of the Chabahar Port.

During the bilateral meeting, Modi reiterated India’s support for giving priority to diplomacy, dialogue and confidence-building in the interest of maintaining peace, security and stability in the Gulf region, which is of vital importance for New Delhi.

The meeting came amid geopolitical tensions in the Middle East. It also came after ties between the US and Iran soured following the former’s exit from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA).

Modi is currently on a week-long visit to the US, where he addressed the ‘Howdy Modi’ community summit, along with US President Donald Trump, besides participating in several bilateral and multilateral meetings in New York, where the UNGA session is underway.

Modi is expected to address the UN General Assembly on Friday evening. (ANI)

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the second edition of the joint hackathon with Singapore — the “Singapore India Hackathon 2019” — at IIT Madras on September 30.

“Singapore India Hackathon”, an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is the first of its kind joint international hackathon between India and any other country. India is the host of this event.

“The aim of this joint international hackathon is to promote engagement and collaboration of student community in India with the rest of the world and to develop innovative and out-of-the-box solutions for some of the daunting problems faced by our societies,” said R Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Department of Higher Education.

He said the Prime Minister will address the participants and give away prizes to the winning teams.

Singapore’s Minister of Education Ong Ye Kung and his Indian counterpart Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ will also be present at the event.

Subrahmanyam said that during the non-stop, fast-paced 36-hour Singapore India Hackathon, the students will develop creative and innovative solutions focused on the themes the event is based on.

The first edition of the Singapore India Hackathon was held in Singapore in November, 2018, based on the theme ‘Smart Campus’.

This year the hackathon is focused on three themes, ‘Good Health and well-being’, ‘Quality Education’ and ‘Affordable and Clean Energy’.

Singapore India Hackathon 2019 has 20 teams and for the first time each participating team would comprise of three students each from India and Singapore.

The Hackathon will be flagged off on September 28, 2019, in the presence of the Minister of State for HRD, Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre. (ANI)

 

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‘Great friend of India’: Kovind, Modi express grief over ex-French President Jacques Chirac’s demise

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the demise of former French president Jacques Chirac, who passed away at the age of 86, after a long illness.

Kovind described Chirac as a “great friend of India” and a “tall leader”.

“Saddened by the passing of Jacques Chirac, former President of France. A tall leader and a statesman, he was a great friend of India. My sincere condolences to the French people in this hour of grief #PresidentKovind,” Kovind’s tweet read in the President of India’s handle.


On the other hand, Modi said that Chirac played a decisive role in establishing and building a strategic partnership between the two countries.

“My deepest condolences on passing away of Jacques Chirac. India mourns the loss of a true global statesman. A friend of India, he played a decisive role in establishing and building India-France Strategic Partnership,” he said in a tweet.


Chirac had served as a head of state from 1995 to 2007. Prior to that, he was the mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995.

The 86-year-old former leader was most remembered for his defiant stand against the United States-led war in Iraq, and for shortening the presidential term from seven to five years in a referendum in 2000.

In recent years, Chirac had suffered from memory loss and was rarely seen in public. In years since the end of his political career, he was dogged by charges of corruption dating back to his time as the Paris mayor.

Chirac remained one of the most popular public figures in France. (ANI)

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Saying Pant Will be Rapped on Knuckles Makes No Sense: Gambhir

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Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, Ex-Hockey Captain Sandeep Singh Join BJP

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Trump meets Zelensky amid impeachment inquiry

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World’s tallest Ravana effigy will be burnt in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: In the wake of Dusshera festival, a Ravana effigy, 221 feet tall will be erected in Chandigarh.

The effigy is being built at the cost of Rs 30 Lakh.

“Our effigy will be the tallest in the world. We have been making the record from the last five years. Last year, the figurine was 210 feet tall, this time it is 11 feet taller so we are hoping to make a record again,” said one of the organisers.

The organizer said that the effigy weights over 70 quintals. “Ravan’s sword weighs three quintals, whereas the shoes are two quintals,” he added.

The effigy will be unveiled on October 2 at Dhanas ground.

“From October 3 to 7, various cultural programmes will take place at the venue here. On the evening of October 8, it will be set on fire,” said the organizer.

He added that the crackers used inside the Ravan effigy are pollution-free. “They will cause 80 per cent less pollution than normal crackers.” (ANI)

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Why are fathers happier than mothers?

Washington D.C. [USA]: It is generally seen that dads are often happier, less tired and stressed as compared to moms when taking care of kids. But why is it so?

Researchers say these differences may come down to how and when childcare activities are split between parents.

In a study published in the Journal of Family Issues, researchers looked at childcare through the lens of a “care context.”

They went beyond measuring how much time mothers and fathers spend taking care of their children, and also looked at the type of childcare activity, when and where it took place, who took care, and how much care was involved.

Cadhla McDonnell, a doctoral candidate in sociology and demography at Penn State, said the results suggest that while fathers, in general, are much more involved in their children’s lives now than in the past, parenting is still highly gendered.

“A family trip to the playground is going to affect someone differently than changing diapers in the middle of the night, for example. In our study, we tried to capture those variations and see if they’re related to the differences we see between mothers’ and fathers’ moods,” the doctoral candidate added.

Researchers used data from the American Time Use Survey collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. Data included information about 4,486 childcare activities, as well as who performed the activity and that person’s corresponding mood.

Additionally, they analyzed each activity through the care context, which included five dimensions.

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The first was “activity type,” and included physical (basic needs like eating and sleeping), recreational (like play and sports), educational (helping with homework or meeting with teachers), and managerial (planning doctor visits or transporting children).

Researchers found that fathers’ childcare activities were more likely to be recreational and take place on the weekend, while mothers’ activities were more likely to involve an infant and fit into the category of “solo parenting,” that is, parenting without a partner present.

Also, they found that taking the context of childcare activities into account fully explained differences in mother and father happiness, and partially explained differences in stress. It did not explain differences in tiredness.

It suggests that moms are generally more tired and stressed than dads and that they also are doing more childcare activities that tend to produce more stress and less happiness.

“Our findings show that some aspects of parenting are more enjoyable than others and that the way childcare is distributed between mothers and fathers right now brings more emotional rewards for dads than for moms,” McDonnell said.

Additionally, the researchers found that despite their differences, one thing that remained consistent between mothers and fathers was how meaningful they found childcare.

“Traditionally caregiving has been seen as more central to women’s identities than it is to men’s. But that’s not the case — mothers and fathers both found caring for children highly meaningful and there is no difference by gender,” McDonnell said. (ANI)

 

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