Bhaskar Live English News https://www.bhaskarlive.in Latest News, Breaking News, National news, Business News, Entertainment News, Sports News, Political News, Top stories, Trending topics, Videos & Photos | BhaskarLive.in Fri, 27 Nov 2020 08:31:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Pakistan joins Saudi-led initiative for digital cooperation https://www.bhaskarlive.in/pakistan-joins-saudi-led-initiative-for-digital-cooperation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pakistan-joins-saudi-led-initiative-for-digital-cooperation https://www.bhaskarlive.in/pakistan-joins-saudi-led-initiative-for-digital-cooperation/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:51:02 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/pakistan-joins-saudi-led-initiative-for-digital-cooperation/ Islamabad, Nov 27 | Pakistan has joined the Digital Cooperation Organisation (DCO), a Saudi-led initiative, aimed at promoting digital cooperation among member states, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced. Taking to Twitter on Thursday night, Qureshi said: “Digital Diplomacy is an integral part of my Public Diplomacy Initiative under #VisionFO. Today, I am pleased to […]

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Islamabad, Nov 27 | Pakistan has joined the Digital Cooperation Organisation (DCO), a Saudi-led initiative, aimed at promoting digital cooperation among member states, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday night, Qureshi said: “Digital Diplomacy is an integral part of my Public Diplomacy Initiative under #VisionFO. Today, I am pleased to announce (Pakistan) joins multilateral Digital Cooperation Organisation as founding member, ushering in new era of digital diplomacy with long term opportunity to shape global digital agenda.”

Besides Saudi Arabia and Pakis­tan, other members of the DCO are Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, Dawn news reported.

In a video also posted on Twitter, Qureshi said the creation of the DCO would cater to the growing need of international cooperation and collaboration in the digital domain.

“DCO would offer a platform to promote the global digital agenda in the scientific, health, educational, commercial, social, agricultural, investment and security spheres,” he added.

Source: IANS

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Japan to complete new round of Covid-19 antibody tests by yr end https://www.bhaskarlive.in/japan-to-complete-new-round-of-covid-19-antibody-tests-by-yr-end/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=japan-to-complete-new-round-of-covid-19-antibody-tests-by-yr-end https://www.bhaskarlive.in/japan-to-complete-new-round-of-covid-19-antibody-tests-by-yr-end/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:50:52 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/japan-to-complete-new-round-of-covid-19-antibody-tests-by-yr-end/ Tokyo, Nov 27 | The Japanese government on Friday said that a new round of coronavirus antibody tests on some 15,000 people will be completed by the end of this year, as it seeks to better grasp the scale of the pandemic’s spread in the country. Health Minister Norihisa Tamura told a press conference that […]

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Tokyo, Nov 27 | The Japanese government on Friday said that a new round of coronavirus antibody tests on some 15,000 people will be completed by the end of this year, as it seeks to better grasp the scale of the pandemic’s spread in the country.

Health Minister Norihisa Tamura told a press conference that the tests will take place in Tokyo, Osaka and three other prefectures including Miyagi, Aichi and Fukuoka, reports Xinhua news agency.

Japan has witnessed a recent rapid resurgence in the number of new cases, with several major cities, including Tokyo and Osaka, requesting night-life establishments to shorten their operating hours to prevent the spread of the virus.

According to the Ministry, the results will help health officials understand more accurately to what extent the pandemic has spread in the country as antibodies to the virus would be present even in those who are without symptoms.

In June, Japan tested around 8,000 people for coronavirus antibodies, with the results showing a 0.10-per cent infection rate in Tokyo, the epicentre of the country’s pandemic.

Meanwhile, the infection rates for Osaka and Miyagi Prefecture stood at 0.17 per cent and 0.03 per cent, respectively.

Some health experts said the results showed a very limited spread of the coronavirus in the three regions as the figures were much lower than some 20 per cent detected in New York and 5 per cent in Spain.

Japan has so far reported more than 140,000 coronavirus cases and 1,996 deaths.

Source: IANS

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1st ODI: Tons from Finch, Smith help Aus set 375-run target for India https://www.bhaskarlive.in/1st-odi-tons-from-finch-smith-help-aus-set-375-run-target-for-india/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=1st-odi-tons-from-finch-smith-help-aus-set-375-run-target-for-india https://www.bhaskarlive.in/1st-odi-tons-from-finch-smith-help-aus-set-375-run-target-for-india/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:49:05 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/1st-odi-tons-from-finch-smith-help-aus-set-375-run-target-for-india/ Sydney, Nov 27 | Skipper Aaron Finch and Steve Smith on Friday scored brilliant hundreds as Australia posted a monstrous 375-run target for India in the first ODI of the three-match series. Finch made 114 from 124 deliveries with the help of nine 4s and two 6s while Smith scored 105 off just 66 balls […]

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Sydney, Nov 27 | Skipper Aaron Finch and Steve Smith on Friday scored brilliant hundreds as Australia posted a monstrous 375-run target for India in the first ODI of the three-match series.

Finch made 114 from 124 deliveries with the help of nine 4s and two 6s while Smith scored 105 off just 66 balls — an innings studded with eleven 4s and four 6s — as the hosts posted 374/6 in their allotted 50 overs at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Electing to bat, the hosts started off steadily with both Finch and David Warner taking their time to adjust to the pitch. However, once they got settled, there was no looking back as the pair scored 156 runs in 27.5 overs.

During the course of the partnership, Finch became the second-fastest Australian to score 5,000 ODI runs (126 innings, 11 more than Warner).

India got their first breakthrough as Warner got out against Mohammed Shami after playing a well-rounded 69-run knock, with the help of six 4s.

Smith, who came in next, started right from the word go and scored runs in quick succession, stitching a 108-run partnership with Finch.

However, in order to up the ante, the Australian skipper, after scoring his 17th ODI hundred, got out by Jasprit Bumrah.

Marcus Stoinis went back to the pavillion without troubling the scorers in the 41st over.

Glenn Maxwell, who had failed miserably in the IPL, made sure he smashed the Indian bowlers to all parts of the ground. Maxwell used switch hits and reverse sweeps as he scored 45 runs off just 18 balls (five 4s, three 6s) before getting caught at the long-on boundary off the bowling of Shami.

Marnus Labuschagne, who came out to bat next, wasn’t able to stay for long much at the crease as he got out after scoring just two runs against Yuzvendra Chahal, who ended up conceding 89 runs in his 10 overs — the most by an Indian spinner in ODIs.

However, Smith stuck to one end and kept scoring boundaries at will. He brought up his 10th hundred in just 62 balls — the third fastest by an Australian in ODIs. The former Australia skipper got out bowled in the final over of the innings, but not before inflicting huge damage to the Indians.

Alex Carey and Pat Cummins remained unbeaten on 17 and 1 respectively as Australia ended their innings at 374/6.

Brief Scores: Australia 374/6 (Aaron Finch 114, Steve Smith 105; Mohammed Shami 59/3)

Source: IANS

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UK royal family ‘cannot stomach’ watching ‘The Crown’ (Ld) https://www.bhaskarlive.in/uk-royal-family-cannot-stomach-watching-the-crown-ld/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=uk-royal-family-cannot-stomach-watching-the-crown-ld https://www.bhaskarlive.in/uk-royal-family-cannot-stomach-watching-the-crown-ld/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:48:40 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/uk-royal-family-cannot-stomach-watching-the-crown-ld/ By hitesh TikooLondon, Nov 27 | The UK royal family “cannot stomach” watching “The Crown” despite the popularity of the Netflix series which is based on the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, according to a royal commentator. The claim come amidst that Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall and the second wife of Prince […]

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London, Nov 27 |
The UK royal family “cannot stomach” watching “The Crown” despite the popularity of the Netflix series which is based on the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, according to a royal commentator.

The claim come amidst that Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall and the second wife of Prince Charles, has been receiving online abuse due to her portrayal in the Netflix drama.

Omid Scobie, a London-based writer and the royal contributor for ABC News, said that some amily members cannot bear the thought of watching the new episodes.

Scoobie said on his Heir podcast that their issue is with the show nearing modern day events.

“I think as the show progresses into the more present-day house of Windsor it becomes harder and harder for members of the Royal Family to even stomach the idea of watching it,” he said.

“There is already a lot of talk about series five and series six.”

The Queen is said to have watched and liked the first season.

Sunday Express reported in 2017 that it was Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, who encouraged the Queen to watch the series.

However, in 2018, Sunday Express reported that the Queen was annoyed after watching a scene in which Prince Philip was portrayed as being unsympathetic and insensitive to young Prince Charles’ struggles with being bullied at school.

In September 2019, the Queen’s communication secretary, Donal McCabe, wrote to The Guardian saying: “Your article (The writer of The Crown reveals he keeps royal household in the picture) may have the unfortunate consequence of leading your readers to believe that the television series The Crown is made with some sort of endorsement by the royal household, or an acceptance by the royal household that the drama is factually accurate.

“We appreciate that readers of the Guardian may enjoy this fictionalised interpretation of historical events but they should do so knowing that the royal household is not complicit in interpretations made by the programme.

“The royal household has never agreed to vet or approve content, has not asked to know what topics will be included, and would never express a view as to the programme’s accuracy.”

“The Crown” presents a fictional version of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

The events are expected to go up until the 1997 death of Princess Diana.

Source: IANS

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Jail inmates to take care of cow shelters in UP https://www.bhaskarlive.in/jail-inmates-to-take-care-of-cow-shelters-in-up/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=jail-inmates-to-take-care-of-cow-shelters-in-up https://www.bhaskarlive.in/jail-inmates-to-take-care-of-cow-shelters-in-up/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:48:31 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/jail-inmates-to-take-care-of-cow-shelters-in-up/ Lucknow, Nov 27 | In eight districts in Uttar Pradesh, jail inmates will now take care of cow shelters. Director General (Prisons) Anand Kumar said it is a part of a pilot project which will later be replicated by inmates of prisons across the state. Jail inmates in Sitapur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Shahjahanpur, Orai, Barabanki, Lalitpur, […]

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Lucknow, Nov 27 | In eight districts in Uttar Pradesh, jail inmates will now take care of cow shelters.

Director General (Prisons) Anand Kumar said it is a part of a pilot project which will later be replicated by inmates of prisons across the state.

Jail inmates in Sitapur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Shahjahanpur, Orai, Barabanki, Lalitpur, Varanasi, and Farrukhabad have been asked to look after the cow shelters in their respective districts.

“Under the scheme, jail inmates, particularly undertrials, will be engaged to look after the upkeep of ‘gaushalas’ and animal shelter homes as part of their daily routine. The plan has been formulated by the UP prisons and animal husbandry departments,” the official said.

The prisons department will also pay the inmates for the services rendered by them.

DG Jails said the initiative would also make undertrials feel self-reliant and also divert them to doing something useful.

He said that as of now, police and jail authorities will provide security and ferry inmates to the destination and bring them back to the prison.

“We had first asked all jail superintendents to conduct a survey in their respective districts to identify government animal shelter homes. Inmates with a clean record will be encouraged. Those showing willingness to look after animals were also taken into account to work there,” he said.

Currently, five central jails and six district jails in the state have animal shelter homes on their campuses. The inmates also manufacture various products from animal residue, while a vast quantity of milk is also produced from these prisons.

Source: IANS

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Three soldiers killed in LoC ceasefire violations by Pakistan (Ld) https://www.bhaskarlive.in/three-soldiers-killed-in-loc-ceasefire-violations-by-pakistan-ld/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=three-soldiers-killed-in-loc-ceasefire-violations-by-pakistan-ld https://www.bhaskarlive.in/three-soldiers-killed-in-loc-ceasefire-violations-by-pakistan-ld/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:48:10 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/three-soldiers-killed-in-loc-ceasefire-violations-by-pakistan-ld/ Jammu, Nov 27 | Three Indian soldiers were killed in ceasefire violations on the Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistan troops in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Rajouri districts, official sources said on Friday. Naik Prem Bahadur Khatri and Rifleman Sukhbir Singh were critically injured on the LoC in Sunderbani Sector of Rajouri district during […]

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Jammu, Nov 27 | Three Indian soldiers were killed in ceasefire violations on the Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistan troops in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Rajouri districts, official sources said on Friday.

Naik Prem Bahadur Khatri and Rifleman Sukhbir Singh were critically injured on the LoC in Sunderbani Sector of Rajouri district during firing by Pakistan troops on Friday. “Both injured soldiers later succumbed to their injuries,” Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Devender Anand said.

Meanwhile, Subedar (JCO) Swatantra Singh — critically injured on the LoC in Poonch district on Thursday — succumbed to his injuries on Friday.

“Subedar Swatantra Singh, Naik Prem Bahadur Khatri and Rifleman Sukhbir Singh were brave, highly motivated and sincere soldiers. The nation will always remain indebted to them for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” the spokesman said.

At both these places the Indian Army responded strongly to enemy fire.

Source: IANS

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Farmers disrupt traffic in western UP https://www.bhaskarlive.in/farmers-disrupt-traffic-in-western-up/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=farmers-disrupt-traffic-in-western-up https://www.bhaskarlive.in/farmers-disrupt-traffic-in-western-up/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:47:58 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/farmers-disrupt-traffic-in-western-up/ Lucknow, Nov 27 | The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) supporters and farmers in several districts of western Uttar Pradesh on Friday blocked highways in support of the protesting farmers from Haryana and Punjab. The BKU activists and farmers blocked the Yamuna Expressway by squatting on the road which led to a massive traffic jam. A […]

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Lucknow, Nov 27 | The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) supporters and farmers in several districts of western Uttar Pradesh on Friday blocked highways in support of the protesting farmers from Haryana and Punjab.

The BKU activists and farmers blocked the Yamuna Expressway by squatting on the road which led to a massive traffic jam. A wedding procession was stuck in the jam for several hours.

The blockade prevented traffic movement from Agra to Mathura.

In Baghpat, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut and Bijnor, farmers blocked the highways disrupting traffic flow at several places.

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said, “Farmers in Uttar Pradesh are fully supporting their counterparts in Punjab and Haryana and our protests will continue.”

Farmers also made an attempt to block the traffic near Sultanpur but were dispersed by the police.

A heavy deployment of forces has been made across western Uttar Pradesh to prevent farmers and the BKU activists from marching towards Delhi. Dozens of protestors have been detained.

The government spokesman said that efforts were being made to clear the highways and restore traffic movement.

Source: IANS

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Realme aims to sell 90 lakh phones in India in festive quarter https://www.bhaskarlive.in/realme-aims-to-sell-90-lakh-phones-in-india-in-festive-quarter/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=realme-aims-to-sell-90-lakh-phones-in-india-in-festive-quarter https://www.bhaskarlive.in/realme-aims-to-sell-90-lakh-phones-in-india-in-festive-quarter/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:47:49 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/realme-aims-to-sell-90-lakh-phones-in-india-in-festive-quarter/ New Delhi, Nov 27 | Despite facing some stock issues, Realme on Friday said it is expecting sales of 90 lakh smartphones and 30 lakh Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) products in the festive quarter. The company has already sold 63 lakh units of smartphones and over 20 lakh AIOT products, among which more than […]

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New Delhi, Nov 27 | Despite facing some stock issues, Realme on Friday said it is expecting sales of 90 lakh smartphones and 30 lakh Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) products in the festive quarter.

The company has already sold 63 lakh units of smartphones and over 20 lakh AIOT products, among which more than 190,000 are TVs which is already a big number for a new player.

“We believe we could have done better since the market response is actually super high, but we are facing some stock issues with a few products,” Madhav Sheth, Vice President, Realme and CEO, Realme India & Europe, told IANS.

“Thanks to the love from the consumers, it reached our expectations but for Realme it’s always about ‘dare to leap'”, he added.

“For the whole Q4, we are expecting sales of 9 million smartphones and 3 million AIoT products”.

The year 2020 has been a watershed moment for the smartphone industry.

“We had cumulatively shipped over 50 million smartphones globally and are the fastest brand to achieve this,” Sheth said.

“Among these, 30 million users come from India”.

Realme is currently the top online brand with a market share of 27 per cent and captured the third spot in the overall India smartphone shipments with an 18 per cent market share in September.

“I think the biggest key is always the product. Realme has always been a customer and product-centric brand that offers products catering to customers’ needs,” Sheth noted.

Post-pandemic, consumer purchasing behaviour has changed, swerving towards budget and mid-range segments, and Realme optimised product lines and launched new models for such consumers.

“For example, we redefined our entry-level Realme C series with new members to the C-series family, launched the youth flagship Realme 7 series, and brought the new performance-oriented narzo 20 series,” the Realm India head told IANS.

Some other factors also contributed, “like the expansion in offline, support from more promoters, accumulated word of mouth and brand favourability and No 1 quality from local manufacturing, etc,” he informed.

Source: IANS

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Randeep Hooda makes digital debut with cop thriller series ‘Inspector Avinash’ https://www.bhaskarlive.in/randeep-hooda-makes-digital-debut-with-cop-thriller-series-inspector-avinash/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=randeep-hooda-makes-digital-debut-with-cop-thriller-series-inspector-avinash https://www.bhaskarlive.in/randeep-hooda-makes-digital-debut-with-cop-thriller-series-inspector-avinash/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:47:36 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/randeep-hooda-makes-digital-debut-with-cop-thriller-series-inspector-avinash/ Mumbai, Nov 27 | Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda will make his digital debut with the web-series Inspector Avinash, a cop thriller based on real life events of police officer Avinash Mishra. Directed by Neerraj Pathak and produced by Pathak and Krishan Chowdhray, the show is set in Uttar Pradesh. “I look forward to exploring new […]

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Mumbai, Nov 27 | Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda will make his digital debut with the web-series Inspector Avinash, a cop thriller based on real life events of police officer Avinash Mishra.

Directed by Neerraj Pathak and produced by Pathak and Krishan Chowdhray, the show is set in Uttar Pradesh.

“I look forward to exploring new challenging roles with each of my characters and Inspector Avinash gives me a fabulous opportunity to do that’ It’s a highly inspiring and interesting role based on true life events of a super “op,” Randeep said.

He added that he believes in ‘athak’s vision for the show a’d can’t wait to begin filming this thrilling cop drama.

T’e actor’s cop avatar will see him in action in a dramatic retelling of the life of the famed cop dealing with criminal activities of the state. The series is all set to hit the floor in December 2020.

The cop-thriller is presented by J’o Studios’ and Gold Mountai’ Pictures’.

The director says Randeep is ideal for the role of a super cop and will add an interesting dimension to the “haracter.

“We are very excited to have him play the lead. We commence shooting next mont” in December,” Pathak informed.

Source: IANS

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Nivar effect: Two long distance trains diverted https://www.bhaskarlive.in/nivar-effect-two-long-distance-trains-diverted/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nivar-effect-two-long-distance-trains-diverted https://www.bhaskarlive.in/nivar-effect-two-long-distance-trains-diverted/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:47:10 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/nivar-effect-two-long-distance-trains-diverted/ Secunderabad, Nov 27 | Two long distance trains, Thiruvananthapuram – Korba and Ahmedabad – Chennai, have been diverted due to the effects of the very severe cyclonic storm Nivar on Friday. “In view of the cyclonic weather conditions prevailing in the south coastal region of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu due to the impending severe […]

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Secunderabad, Nov 27 | Two long distance trains, Thiruvananthapuram – Korba and Ahmedabad – Chennai, have been diverted due to the effects of the very severe cyclonic storm Nivar on Friday.

“In view of the cyclonic weather conditions prevailing in the south coastal region of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu due to the impending severe cyclonic storm Nivar, trains are diverted,” said a railway zone official.

The Thiruvananthapuram – Korba train has been diverted via Chennai Central, Arakkonam, Renigunta and Gudur.

Ahmedabad – Chennai Central train has been diverted via Gudur, Renigunta and Arakkonam.

Source: IANS

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BJP behaving like East India Company: Cong on farmers protest https://www.bhaskarlive.in/bjp-behaving-like-east-india-company-cong-on-farmers-protest/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bjp-behaving-like-east-india-company-cong-on-farmers-protest https://www.bhaskarlive.in/bjp-behaving-like-east-india-company-cong-on-farmers-protest/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:46:45 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/bjp-behaving-like-east-india-company-cong-on-farmers-protest/ New Delhi, Nov 27 | The Congress on Friday slammed the Centre and the BJP for its stand on the ongoing farmers protest. It said the BJP was behaving like the East India Company. Party spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said, “The BJP is behaving like the East India Company and General Dyer with the farmers of […]

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New Delhi, Nov 27 | The Congress on Friday slammed the Centre and the BJP for its stand on the ongoing farmers protest. It said the BJP was behaving like the East India Company.

Party spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said, “The BJP is behaving like the East India Company and General Dyer with the farmers of the nation.”

The Congress alleged that the farmers were being subjected to force and torture.

“Instead of welcoming them with red roses, the BJP is shamelessly spilling red blood of our farmers; the BJP government is not responsible but is merciless. It is not a government for farmers, but for cheaters,” Shergill tweeted in Hindi.

Chaos was witnessed at the Tikri border (Delhi-Haryana) where farmers clashed with the police.

The Police used water cannons and tear gas to push back the protesting farmers. The nearby Metro services have been shutdown.

Breaking a three-four-layer police barricade between Panipat and Sonipat, thousands of farmers from Sangrur and Jandiala in Amritsar have been trying to march towards Delhi since dawn.

The farmers are protesting against the farm laws passed by Parliament.

Source: IANS

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Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Perarivalan’s parole again extended https://www.bhaskarlive.in/rajiv-gandhi-assassination-convict-perarivalans-parole-again-extended/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rajiv-gandhi-assassination-convict-perarivalans-parole-again-extended https://www.bhaskarlive.in/rajiv-gandhi-assassination-convict-perarivalans-parole-again-extended/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:46:11 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/rajiv-gandhi-assassination-convict-perarivalans-parole-again-extended/ New Delhi, Nov 27 | The Supreme Court on Friday extended the parole of AG Perarivalan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, for one more week for medical treatments. A bench headed by Justice L. Nageswara Rao made it clear that this is the last extension of parole for Perarivalan, who has been […]

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New Delhi, Nov 27 | The Supreme Court on Friday extended the parole of AG Perarivalan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, for one more week for medical treatments.

A bench headed by Justice L. Nageswara Rao made it clear that this is the last extension of parole for Perarivalan, who has been out since November 9 on medical grounds.

Tamil Nadu will also provide police escort to Perarivalan in the hospital.

The bench said Perarivalan may be taken to any medical facility that he needs, and asked his counsel to suggest his client to visit CMC Vellore for the treatment. “After one week he shall be taken to jail,” said the bench.

Perarivalan also sought extension of his parole by 90 days which was objected by Tami Nadu government counsel.

The Tamil Nadu government counsel said 30 days parole is allowed in 2 years and he has already availed 51 days. The counsel added that he has a hospital 25 km away, instead he wants to go to a hospital which is 200 km away and these facts are not presented before the court.

On November 23, the Supreme Court had extended Perarivalan’s parole by one week for medical check-up. The top court asked the Tamil Nadu government to provide police protection to him in the hospital.

Senior Advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan, representing Perarivalan, had submitted before the top court that parole was given on November 9, which was later extended by Madras High Court to November 23. “He also requested for police escort for medical exams. If the state can grant parole for another week,” Sankaranarayanan had submitted.

The bench said it will hear the matter on the next date for final disposal and extended the parole for a week and directed the Tamil Nadu government to provide protect to him during medical check-up.

The order from the top court came after the Central Bureau of Investigation submitted it does not oppose his release of the convict and the Tamil Nadu Governor can decide on it.

On November 3, the Supreme Court expressed its dissatisfaction over the pendency of pardon-plea of a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case for over two years with the Tamil Nadu Governor.

Source: IANS

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Australia’s oldest museum to reopen after renovation https://www.bhaskarlive.in/australias-oldest-museum-to-reopen-after-renovation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=australias-oldest-museum-to-reopen-after-renovation https://www.bhaskarlive.in/australias-oldest-museum-to-reopen-after-renovation/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:45:57 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/australias-oldest-museum-to-reopen-after-renovation/ Sydney, Nov 27 | The Australian Museum in Sydney, which is the oldest one in the country, will reopen on Saturday after a A$57.5 million renovation, with free general admission to the public till June 30, 2021. The 15-month long renovation project, dubbed “Project Discover” has created more than 3,000 square metres of extra public […]

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Sydney, Nov 27 | The Australian Museum in Sydney, which is the oldest one in the country, will reopen on Saturday after a A$57.5 million renovation, with free general admission to the public till June 30, 2021.

The 15-month long renovation project, dubbed “Project Discover” has created more than 3,000 square metres of extra public space by repurposing back-of-house areas, Xinhua news agency quoted nEW south Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian as saying at a briefing on Friday.

“The Australian Museum is the country’s oldest museum, so it is only fitting this world class institution has an upgraded home in the heart of Sydney,” Berejiklian said.

“We want everyone to have the opportunity to explore the natural wonders of the world, learn about our history and be inspired by our culture,” she added.

The major renovation adds education facilities, a new shop, and a second cafe to the museum, allowing the revamped museum to host one major travelling international exhibition or two smaller exhibitions at the same time.

Despite free entry on the reopening day, visitors will be required to register their contact details for Covid-19 tracing purposes as the city continues to record zero locally acquired cases of the virus.

Source: IANS

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Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas set for B’wood debut with Prabhas hit remake https://www.bhaskarlive.in/bellamkonda-sai-sreenivas-set-for-bwood-debut-with-prabhas-hit-remake/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bellamkonda-sai-sreenivas-set-for-bwood-debut-with-prabhas-hit-remake https://www.bhaskarlive.in/bellamkonda-sai-sreenivas-set-for-bwood-debut-with-prabhas-hit-remake/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:45:36 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/bellamkonda-sai-sreenivas-set-for-bwood-debut-with-prabhas-hit-remake/ Mumbai, Nov 27 | The 2005 Telugu hit Chatrapathi, starring Prabhas and helmed by SS Rajamouli, will be remade in Hindi. It will launch Telugu actor Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas in Bollywood.  The original narrated the story of a young man named Shivaji and his family.  “This is a perfect project for my big debut in […]

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Mumbai, Nov 27 | The 2005 Telugu hit Chatrapathi, starring Prabhas and helmed by SS Rajamouli, will be remade in Hindi. It will launch Telugu actor Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas in Bollywood. 

The original narrated the story of a young man named Shivaji and his family. 

“This is a perfect project for my big debut in Bollywood. Although, taking on a role that Prabhas’ did is a huge responsibility, but I am glad I did, as it’s a perfect script,” said Bellamkonda. 

The film will be directed by V.V. Vinayak, who had earlier helmed the 2014 release, Alludu Seenu, that had launched Bellamkonda as an actor. 

The upcoming film also marks the Bollywood debut of VV Vinayak, known for the 2003 Chiranjeevi superhit, Tagore. Pen Studios helmed by Dr. Jayantilal Gada is bankrolling this new project. 

Source: IANS

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Disney to lay off more employees https://www.bhaskarlive.in/disney-to-lay-off-more-employees/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=disney-to-lay-off-more-employees https://www.bhaskarlive.in/disney-to-lay-off-more-employees/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:45:05 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/disney-to-lay-off-more-employees/ Washington, Nov 27 | Walt Disney Co. has unveiled its plan to lay off about 32,000 employees, up from the previously announced 28,000 job cuts in September, as the raging Covid-19 pandemic continues a heavy toll on its theme park businesses. The redundancies will take place in the first half of 2021, most of which […]

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Washington, Nov 27 | Walt Disney Co. has unveiled its plan to lay off about 32,000 employees, up from the previously announced 28,000 job cuts in September, as the raging Covid-19 pandemic continues a heavy toll on its theme park businesses.

The redundancies will take place in the first half of 2021, most of which will come in the company’s theme park division, Xinhua news agency quoted the entertainment giant’s filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission as saying on Thursday.

Disney said it was considering cutting its investments in film productions and TV content, halting capital spending and furloughing more staff besides layoffs.

However, thousands of workers have already been laid off or furloughed by the company.

Disney owns two theme parks in the US, one in Southern California and the other in Florida.

The California-based park is still shut due to the pandemic, and it remains uncertain when the state will allow park’s reopening.

The flagship park used to see millions of visits annually and ranks the second highest in Disney theme park attendance worldwide.

Theme parks in Florida and those outside the US without major outbreaks reopened earlier this year, but safety measures including capacity limit, social distancing, facial coverings and temperature screening need to be observed.

Source: IANS

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Venezuela sentences 6 former US oil executives https://www.bhaskarlive.in/venezuela-sentences-6-former-us-oil-executives/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=venezuela-sentences-6-former-us-oil-executives https://www.bhaskarlive.in/venezuela-sentences-6-former-us-oil-executives/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:44:47 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/venezuela-sentences-6-former-us-oil-executives/ Caracas, Nov 27 | Venezuela’s Supreme Court has convicted six former American oil executives of corruption and sentenced them to prison. The six Americans, who were executives of US-based refining company Citgo, were arrested in Venezuela on charges of corruption on November 21, 2017, reports Xinhua news agency. On Thursday, the Supreme Court sentenced five […]

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Caracas, Nov 27 | Venezuela’s Supreme Court has convicted six former American oil executives of corruption and sentenced them to prison.

The six Americans, who were executives of US-based refining company Citgo, were arrested in Venezuela on charges of corruption on November 21, 2017, reports Xinhua news agency.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court sentenced five of them to eight years and 10 months in prison while one of them received a 13-year sentence.

Citgo is owned by Venezuelan state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).

A BBC report on Friday said that the arrested of the six persons marked the beginning of a sweeping anti-corruption operation in Venezuela.

Critics of President Nicolas Maduro said the move was part of a political purge.

Venezuela’s oil industry is key for the government as it accounts for about 95 per cent of the country’s export earnings.

Last year, the US introduced sanctions against PDVSA after recognising opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president.

Source: IANS

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Working hard to get into senior Indian hockey team, says Manpreet Kaur https://www.bhaskarlive.in/working-hard-to-get-into-senior-indian-hockey-team-says-manpreet-kaur/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=working-hard-to-get-into-senior-indian-hockey-team-says-manpreet-kaur https://www.bhaskarlive.in/working-hard-to-get-into-senior-indian-hockey-team-says-manpreet-kaur/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:44:34 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/working-hard-to-get-into-senior-indian-hockey-team-says-manpreet-kaur/ Bengaluru, Nov 27 | Defender Manpreet Kaur, who is currently a part of the senior core probables group of the Indian women’s hockey team, is focussing on doing the basic rights in order to find a place in the national side. Over the past few years, there has been no dearth of talent when it […]

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Bengaluru, Nov 27 | Defender Manpreet Kaur, who is currently a part of the senior core probables group of the Indian women’s hockey team, is focussing on doing the basic rights in order to find a place in the national side.

Over the past few years, there has been no dearth of talent when it comes to the Indian eves. The world number nine side has a huge pool of players who are yet to play for the senior team, but have already gained useful experience and exposure representing the junior team around the world.

“I am so happy and proud to be a part of the senior core probables group, and to have this opportunity to play and work with the best players from India. My ambition has always been to represent my country at the highest level, and having done so at the junior level, my next milestone is to represent the senior team soon,” said Kaur.

“It is obviously something that is not in my hands, but I want to focus on everything that is in my hands. I want to put my 100 per cent effort and hard work into getting myself ready for the time when I get the chance. I am really happy that we’ve had such great support and planning from Hockey India and SAI with regards to the exposure that I’ve been able to get at the junior level, even without having played for the senior team yet,” the talented defender from Haryana added.

Winner of the bronze medal at the 4th Girls U18 Asia Cup 2016 held in Bangkok, Thailand, the 22-year-old recalled it as her most memorable tournament.

“I was really young back then, only 17 and it was such a big occasion for us to be representing the country at the continent’s most important tournament at the junior level. I remember how amazingly everyone in the team performed and I thought we were unfortunate to not make it to the final, but the 3-0 victory in the bronze medal match against Republic of Korea made it worth it,” said Kaur.

Source: IANS

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Commuters hassled due to traffic jam on Delhi-Gurugram border https://www.bhaskarlive.in/commuters-hassled-due-to-traffic-jam-on-delhi-gurugram-border/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=commuters-hassled-due-to-traffic-jam-on-delhi-gurugram-border https://www.bhaskarlive.in/commuters-hassled-due-to-traffic-jam-on-delhi-gurugram-border/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:44:21 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/commuters-hassled-due-to-traffic-jam-on-delhi-gurugram-border/ Gurugram, Nov 27 | Hundreds of commuters faced traffic snarls on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway on Friday as Delhi Police put up roadblocks at the interstate border to stop farmers from entering the national capital to hold their protest against the three central agricultural laws. A large number of security personnel, including those from the central […]

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Gurugram, Nov 27 | Hundreds of commuters faced traffic snarls on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway on Friday as Delhi Police put up roadblocks at the interstate border to stop farmers from entering the national capital to hold their protest against the three central agricultural laws.

A large number of security personnel, including those from the central armed police forces, were deployed on the Delhi-Gurugram border.

Police of both Delhi and Gurugram had also put up barbed wires to stop protestors from proceeding towards the national capital. As strict scrutiny of those entering Delhi was undertaken at the roadblocks, the movement of traffic towards the national capital was slowed.

Though bumper-to-bumper traffic movement was witnessed on the National Highway-48, the situation was much better than Thursday’s traffic chaos.

Officials at the Gurugram traffic control room said that the movement of vehicles on the expressway was slow as the Delhi Police had put up barricades on the Delhi-Gurugram border and near the Rajokri flyover.

“We have made all arrangements to tackle the protest call given by farmers. Police will keep updating the people about the traffic situation in Gurugram through official social media handles,” Gurugram Police Commissioner KK Rao said.

“We have sealed seven entry/exit points in Gurugram to prevent farmers from moving towards Delhi. While regular traffic can pass, police checking is likely to slow it down or lead to jams. More than 1,000 policemen, including senior officers, have been deployed at the borders,” he said.

Source: IANS

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UK PM warns of third new year lockdown https://www.bhaskarlive.in/uk-pm-warns-of-third-new-year-lockdown/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=uk-pm-warns-of-third-new-year-lockdown https://www.bhaskarlive.in/uk-pm-warns-of-third-new-year-lockdown/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:43:45 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/uk-pm-warns-of-third-new-year-lockdown/ London, Nov 27 | UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned of a potential third “new year national lockdown”, if England eases up on coronavirus restrictions. Addressing a Downing Street briefing on Thursday, the Prime Minister said: “If we ease off now, we risk losing control over this virus all over again, casting aside our […]

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London, Nov 27 | UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned of a potential third “new year national lockdown”, if England eases up on coronavirus restrictions.

Addressing a Downing Street briefing on Thursday, the Prime Minister said: “If we ease off now, we risk losing control over this virus all over again, casting aside our hard-won gains and forcing us back into a new year national lockdown with all the damage that would mean.”

He said there was “no doubt the restrictions in all tiers are tough” but admitted previous tiers “were never quite enough”, reports the BBC.

Insisting that this was “not continuing the lockdown”, the Prime Minister further said: “Across all tiers, shops will be open, hairdressers, personal services will be open, gyms will be functioning, places of worship will be open for communal worship as well, so this is a very different thing.

“And I’m convinced that by April things genuinely will be much, much better.”

His remarks came ahead of England entering the toughest two levels of measures from December 2.

The system will be reviewed every two weeks, with the first review scheduled for December 16.

Under the new curbs, some 55 million people will remain banned from mixing with other households indoors after the second lockdown in England ends on December, the BBC reported.

More than a third of England’s population, including large parts of the Midlands, North East and North West, as well as Kent, will be in the highest level – tier three.

The new tier restrictions will be voted on by MPs next week.

On Thursday, the country reported 498 new Covid-19 deaths and an additional 17,555 positive cases.

The new figures increased the UK’s overall caseload and death toll to 1,578,429 and 57,128, respectively.

Source: IANS

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Russia to produce Sputnik V Covid vaccine in India https://www.bhaskarlive.in/russia-to-produce-sputnik-v-covid-vaccine-in-india/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=russia-to-produce-sputnik-v-covid-vaccine-in-india https://www.bhaskarlive.in/russia-to-produce-sputnik-v-covid-vaccine-in-india/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:43:37 +0000 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/russia-to-produce-sputnik-v-covid-vaccine-in-india/ Moscow, Nov 27 | The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Hetero, one of India’s generic pharmaceutical companies, have agreed to produce in India over 100 million doses per year of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in India. The parties intend to start the production of Sputnik V at the beginning of 2021. “We are pleased […]

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Moscow, Nov 27 | The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Hetero, one of India’s generic pharmaceutical companies, have agreed to produce in India over 100 million doses per year of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in India.

The parties intend to start the production of Sputnik V at the beginning of 2021.

“We are pleased to collaborate with RDIF as a manufacturing partner for the most anticipated Sputnik V vaccine for the treatment of Covid-19,” Murali Krishna Reddy, Director, International Marketing, Hetero Labs Limited said in a statement.

“This collaboration is another step towards our commitment in the battle against Covid-19 and realizing the objective of ‘Make-in-India’ campaign as envisioned by our Prime Minister of India,” Reddy added.

According to the RDIF — Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, the vaccine’s interim clinical trial results show 95 per cent efficacy on the 42nd day after the first dose.

Currently, Phase III clinical trials are approved and are ongoing in Belarus, the UAE, Venezuela and other countries, as well as Phase II-III in India.

Requests for more than 1.2 billion doses of Sputnik V vaccine came from more than 50 countries.

The vaccine supplies for the global market will be produced by RDIF’s international partners in India, Brazil, China, South Korea and other countries.

“We are delighted to announce the agreement between RDIF and Hetero that will pave the way to the production of the safe and highly effective Sputnik V vaccine on Indian soil,” Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, said in a statement.

“Thanks to our cooperation with Hetero, we will be able to significantly increase production capacity and provide people of India with an efficient solution in this challenging period of the pandemic,” Dmitriev added.

The Russian vaccine uses two different vectors based on the human adenovirus, rather than using one and the same vector for two doses.

Source: IANS

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