Amarinder Vs Sidhu Puts Congress on a Sticky Wicket in Punjab Ahead of Polls

Despite several meetings between rebel Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu and top party leaders, including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, in Delhi over his power tussle with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, there seems to be no clear solution for the in-house rivalry. Next year’s assembly elections have made the matters worse for Congress which has found itself in a delicate situation over the Sidhu vs Amarinder spat.

Party sources reveal Sidhu won’t accept anything less than the post

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Top LeT Commander Among 5 Militants, Army Jawan Killed in Encounter in J&K’s Pulwama

2021-07-02 17:40:51

At least five Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants, including their district commander Nishaz Lone, were on Friday gunned down during an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. However, an Army jawan was also killed during the exchange of fire.

The other militants were identified as Danish Manzoor and Amir Wagay from Pulwama, Mehran from Srinagar and Rehan from Pakistan. The presence of a Pakistani militant in the encounter was confirmed by Inspector General

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Vodafone Idea won’t subsidise devices to counter JioPhone Next: MD Ravinder Takkar

2021-07-02 17:40:15

MD Ravinder Takkar said that the telco won’t look at subsidising a device to counter the new Reliance-Google smartphone, JioPhone Next, touted to be ültra-affordable”.

He said that beating down the price of a smartphone and heavily subsidizing it robs the choice away from a consumer of choosing a price point and specifications of a better quality device for a true 4G experience.

“The best option for us to make decent smartphones available to our customer base

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Teachers in Chhattisgarh Polish Shoes, Shave Heads in Protest against State Govt

2021-07-02 17:39:02

Teachers demand the Chhattisgarh government restart a recruitment process that has been stuck since 2019.

Teachers demand the Chhattisgarh government restart a recruitment process that has been stuck since 2019.

The protesters demanded that the Bhupesh Baghel government immediately begin the recruitment process of 14,850 teachers that has been in limbo for two years.

  • Last Updated:July 02, 2021, 17:39 IST

Thousands of teachers from all over Chhattisgarh gathered in Raipur on Thursday, polished shoes and shaved their heads as part of a protest over a government recruitment process remaining

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Shruti Das on facing abusive comments because of her complexion: ‘Someone called me black board’

2021-07-02 17:37:41

  • Shruti Das has spoken about receiving ‘abusive comments because of my dusky colour’. She has starred in serials like Desher Maati and Trinayani.

PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 05:37 PM IST

Bengali actor Shruti Das, known for her serials like Desher Maati and Trinayani, has opened up about facing ‘abusive comments’ due to her complexion. She also spoke about her decision to file a complaint to the cyber cell after a social media user made offensive comments about

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Rhea Chakraborty says ‘your love is healing’ as she expresses gratitude for birthday wishes

2021-07-02 17:36:03

Rhea Chakraborty, who turned a year older on Thursday, has penned a note of gratitude. In a note shared on her Instagram Stories, the actor thanked those who wished her on the occasion.

“Thankyou for all your amazing birthday wishes and love , your love is healing .. keep it coming (sic),” Rhea Chakraborty said. She added a folded hands emoji.I

Rhea Chakraborty's message on Instagram.
Rhea Chakraborty’s message on Instagram.

Rhea has had a difficult year. In June 2020, after the untimely

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Monsoon 2021: India Likely to Receive Normal Rainfall in July

2021-07-02 17:34:18

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted on Thursday that the southwest monsoon over the country will be normal in July and quantitatively will be 94% to 106% of the Long Period Average (LPA). While the rainfall is not expected to be good in the first week, it is likely to significantly recover in the later half of the second week, said the IMD director Mrutyunjay Mohapatra. However, a large geographical area, including the northwest, southern peninsula, and some

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Post-retirement Retention of Officers Demoralises Cadre: IRS Officers Association to PM

The Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Indirect Taxes) officers association has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him not to entertain proposals for extension, after superannuation, from any member of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) as it demoralises the cadre. In a letter to the prime minister, the association said that its officers are highly agitated that seeking an extension of tenure beyond superannuation promotes vested interests and lobbying which is detrimental to professional conduct of

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India, China Should be Able to Achieve Status Quo in Eastern Ladakh in Gradual Manner: CDS Rawat

India and China should be able to achieve status quo in eastern Ladakh in a gradual manner as both sides understand that it is in the best interest of ensuring peace and tranquillity in the region, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat said on Friday. In an address at a think-tank, Gen Rawat, at the same time, said that India must remain prepared for “any misadventure” and respond accordingly as it has done in the past “All I would

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Tech View: Nifty forms Hammer on daily scale, hints at recovery ahead

2021-07-02 17:22:20

NEW DELHI: Nifty50 snapped a four-day losing streak on Friday and forminmed a trend reversal ‘Hammer’ candle on the daily chart. Selling was seen in the support range between 15,650 and 15,600 range. On the weekly scale, the index formed a bearish candle and made a higher high-low formation. Analysts see recovery ahead.

Gaurav Ratnaparkhi of Sharekan said multiple support parameters such as the 61.8 per cent retracement of the previous rise from 15,450 to 15,915 level, the

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Multi-Story Mural For Hometown Hero Lionel Messi | Football News

People walk past a giant mural depicting Lionel Messi in Argentina.© AFP

“From another galaxy… and from my neighborhood,” declares a freshly painted mural of Lionel Messi in the Argentinian town where he was born 34 years ago. The mural covers one end of a four-story apartment building in the La Bajada neighborhood of Rosario where the star lived as a child, and faces the primary school he attended. “We thought of Leo and the admiration we

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Bhopal: Video shows otherwise wheelchair-bound Pragya Thakur playing basketball, leaves Congress surprised


The saffron-robed BJP leader then went to the basketball court and showcased her skills. She dribbled the ball with right hand and netted it with perfection amid cheers and clapping as seen in the video.

Congress spokesman Narendra Saluja said, “I have seen MP Sadhvi Thakur wheelchair-bound so far. But today I am delighted to see her hands at basketball at the stadium.

“So far, it was known that she couldn’t even stand up or walk due to an

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Ayushmann Khurrana remembers how he watched Shah Rukh Khan shoot for Maya Memsaab in Kasauli: ‘I was 8’

2021-07-02 17:17:54

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana took a trip down memory lane to the year 1993. When a cinephile account on Instagram shared an old picture of Shah Rukh Khan and Deepa Sahi from the sets of their movie Maya Memsaab, Ayushmann remembered how he, too, had watched the movie get filmed.

“This was Kasauli. I have seen this shoot. I was 8,” Ayushmann wrote in the comments section of the post. Other fans also remembered the movie and its songs.

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Jharkhand Police Introduce “Smart Bank” To Help Children With Gadgets For Classes

2021-07-02 17:15:01

After the school and colleges shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, students found it hard to adapt to the new surroundings. During these testing times, Jharkhand police has come up with an innovative way to help those students who are unable to take classes due to lack of facilities at home.

The police department has introduced ‘smart bank,’ a brainchild of Jharkhand’s Director General of Police (DGP). Also termed as a gadgets bank, it

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News18 Evening Digest: Netherlands to Recognise Covishield as ‘Valid Vaccine’ And Other Top Stories

2021-07-02 17:13:20

Netherlands to Recognise Covishield as ‘Valid Vaccine’ Amid EU Green Pass Row

The Netherlands on Friday recognised Covishield as a valid proof of vaccination against Covid-19 a day after the nine European nations said it would be accepting the India-made vaccines for travel to their countries. READ MORE

More Boys Dropped Out of School Than Girls: Govt Data

More boys dropped out of school at the secondary level as well as in primary classes (1 to 5), while

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CBI Probe Against Me Illegal, Even Kasab Got Benefit of Rule of Law: Deshmukh to HC

Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh told the Bombay High Court on Friday that the ongoing CBI inquiry against him over corruption charges was illegal and in breach of legal procedures, and said even 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab got the benefit of the rule of law. Deshmukh’s counsel, senior advocate Amit Desai, told the HC that though the CBI inquiry was initiated following a high court order in April, the central agency did not seek prior sanction from the Maharashtra

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Almost 60% People in 45+ Age Group Fully Vaccinated, Says Govt | 10 Points

The health ministry on Friday said nearly 60 per cent of people in the above 45 age group have been fully vaccinated and only 15.8 per cent of beneficiaries in the above 18 age group have received their first dose.

Here are the 10 key points announced by the Union Health Ministry today:

• Daily new cases in the country continue to show a decline during the second wave. Average daily new cases declined a decline of 13 per cent

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UEFA Euro 2020, Belgium vs Italy: Full squads of both teams

It is going to be a star-studded pitch at the Allianz Arena in Munich as world no.1 Belgium take on 1968-champion Italy. Both teams are unbeaten in the tournament and have looked impressive during their group stage matches. While Belgium defeated Portugal 1-0 in the Round of 16, Italy managed to scrape through with an extra-time 2-1 win over Austria.

However, Belgium might miss the services of Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard for the match as they missed the

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Aaliyah Kashyap calls her first kiss at the age of 14 ‘worst thing ever’: ‘I left him and ran away’

2021-07-02 17:04:44

Aaliyah Kashyap, the daughter of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, reminisced about her various firsts in a video shared by Avanti Nagral on YouTube. The clip also featured Aaliyah’s boyfriend Shane Gregoire.

In the video, Aaliyah Kashyap talked about her several firsts — from the first app she checks in the morning (Instagram) to her first swear word (‘bewakoof’, which means stupid). She also talked about having her first kiss at the age of 14, and how she ‘ran away’

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