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Short News CBI probe ordered into corruption allegations against CM Palaniswami Chennai: The Madras High Court on Friday ordered a CBI probe into allegations of corruption in award of road contracts by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami. Justice A D Jagadish Chandira gave the direction on a petition by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), after perusing the report filed by Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC). The court said it was not satisfied with the report and the action taken by the DVAC on the complaint lodged by DMK organising secretary R S Bharathi. The judge then directed the vigilance agency to hand over all relevant documents to the CBI within a week. The central agency has to conclude the preliminary investigation within three months, he said, adding if prima facie case is made out it could proceed further. The DMK has alleged irregularities and corruption in award of road contracts.

Andhra TDP MLA CM Ramesh’s homes, offices raided by I-T department

Amaravati: Income Tax department is conducting raids at the homes and offices of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s party lawmaker CM Ramesh. According to reports, around 100 tax officials are raiding multiple locations including the office of a company owned by Ramesh’s relative. The Telugu Desam Party lawmaker is the promoter of Rithwik Projects Pvt. Ltd. As per ANI report, the raid was also underway at his partners in Rithwik Projects Pvt. Ltd. The firm is said to have a turnover of close to Rs 1,000 crore. More details are awaited.

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‘Proposing committee with senior judicial, legal persons to look into all issues emanating from #MeToo,’ Maneka Gandhi said.

Maneka Gandhi proposes to set up committee to look into #MeToo cases

New Delhi: With the #MeToo movement intensifying in the country with every passing day, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday said that four retired judges will hold public hearings of the sexual assault and harassment cases. “Will form fourmember committee of retired judges to conduct public hearings of #MeToo cases,” Maneka Gandhi said. Minister for women and child development, Maneka Gandhi said, “Proposing committee with senior judicial, legal persons to look into all issues emanating from #MeToo.” Earlier this week, Maneka Gandhi said that she was happy

that the #MeToo campaign has encouraged women to speak about crimes against them. She added that sex harassment complaints should be allowed even 10-15 years later. “One always remembers the person who molested you and we have written to the Law Ministry that one should be allowed to complain without any time limit,” Maneka Gandhi told reporters on Monday. “You can now complain 10-15 years later, doesn’t matter how much later. If you’re going to complain the avenue is still open,” she said, adding that “anger at sexual molestation never goes away”.

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#MeToo: Sajid Khan accused of sexual misconduct, Akshay Kumar stalls Housefull 4 Post Nana Patekar, Housefull 4 actor Sajid Khan has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than one woman. His assistant then, Saloni Chopra, shared on her Instagram story that it was in 2011 she interviewed with Sajid Khan for the position of his assistant director. He asked questions like if she has ever been sexually abused or if she would ever get a breast job and opined how sex is about a mental connection. She broke down after the interview, but got the job. When she started working for Sajid, he said that she was a ‘director’s assistant’ not an assistant director. She writes that he started calling her at odd hours and asked what she was wearing or what she ate. He asked her to send him bikini photos as he wanted to check how she looked if she ever wanted to become an actor.

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Over 60 lakh hit by cyclone Titli in Odisha, govt steps up relief ops

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday deployed NDRF and ODRAF personnel to speed up rescue and relief operations mainly in three districts where over 60 lakh people were affected by flood due to heavy rainfall triggered by Cyclone Titli. The flood situation in three south Odisha districts Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada is grim as the water levels in major rivers like Rushikulya and Bansadhara have crossed their danger marks, official sources said. The districts received highest rainfall for three days under the impact of Cyclone Titli that made landfall at Palasa near Gopalpur in Ganjam on Thursday morning. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC)

B P Sethi said that the people in Balasore district were also affected by the flood. The decision to deploy National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) as part of stepping up relief and rescue operation was taken at a high-level meeting where Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took stock of the situation in the aftermath of the very severe cyclonic storm that battered the state. In a video conference with the district collectors of Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada, Patnaik gave instructions for intensifying rescue and relief operation on a war footing as miseries of the people got compounded due to the twin calamities of cyclone and floods.

On #MeToo, Rahul says, ‘Truth Negligible impact seen on Internet needs to be told loud and clear’ service due to global shutdown: ICANN

Air India flight with 136 on board hits Trichy airport wall, pilot derostered Chennai: A Dubai-bound Air India flight with 136 passengers on board hit the compound wall at the Trichy airport in Tamil Nadu on Thursday night. The plane, with 136 passengers and crew members on-board, continued for Dubai and was eventually diverted to Mumbai after Trichy airport officials reported to the pilots that the aircraft might have come in contact with a wall. Nobody was hurt in the incident and the aircraft landed in Mumbai at 5:35 am after being in flight for four hours, officials said. The pilots of the aircraft have been “derostered” pending investigation, Air India Express said in a statement. “Flight IX-611 took off from Trichy for Dubai around 1.30 am Friday.

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Friday came out in support of the #MeToo movement, saying it was about time that everyone learns to treat women with respect and dignity. At a press conference on Thursday, the Congress president had refused to answer about the allegations

Coimbatore: Doctors at a Coimbatorebased hospital operated on the “world’s heaviest tumour” recently when they managed to successfully remove an ovarian tumour weighing 33.5 kg from a woman’s stomach. The patient, Vasantha, is an agricultural labourer from Ooty and ignored the growing size of her stomach as she felt no pain or discomfort. However, she was compelled to take medical help as her abdomen became larger with time and she began experiencing pain. Local surgeons, after conducting necessary tests, concluded that it was an ovarian tumour; however, they refused to undertake a surgery citing slim chances of survival for Vasantha.

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has allotted the government bungalow vacated by Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati after a Supreme Court directive to Samajwadi Secular Morcha founder Shivpal Yadav. “I have been allotted the bungalow as there were intelligence reports of threats to me,” said Shivpal Yadav, who is Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav’s brother and the estranged uncle of party president

against former editor and MoS External affairs MJ Akbar. Akbar, who is currently outside the country, is the first person in the government who has been accused of sexual harassment by several women who had worked for him in the many publications he edited before he took to politics.

UP govt allocates Mayawati’s old bungalow to Shivpal Yadav

TN doctors remove 33.5 kg tumour from woman’s stomach, aim for world record

Akhilesh Yadav. “I am a five-time legislator and it has been allotted to me as a senior member of the state assembly,” he said. He said he had applied for a government bungalow, and the one at 6, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg was allotted to him “following all rules and regulations”. Shivpal Yadav, who currently stays at his own house on Vikramaditya Marg, might use the bungalow to run the Samajwadi Secular Morcha, a close confidant said.

New Delhi: Global Internet body ICANN said on Friday that it has noted only handful cases where Internet services might have affected adversely due to the upgradation of ‘keys’ at vital web servers that took place on October 11. “It is now about 20 hours since the rollover and based on all information we have, everything is going smoothly. There have been only a small handful of reports of issues suspected to be caused by the rollover. In all cases it appears the impact was minor and the issues were quickly resolved,” an ICANN spokesperson said. ICANN had announced in July 2016 to upgrade cryptographic keys that are required to access the security system of website names, called Domain Name System Security Extensions

Rip women entering Sabarimala temple in half: Actor Kollam Thulasi

Kollam: Actor Kollam Thulasi made a bizarre statement on Friday saying women who come to enter the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, the revered shrine of Lord Ayyappa thrown open after the Supreme Court verdict, must be ripped in half. The horrifying remark by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporter at an NDA rally did not end there. Thulasi said that after ripping apart women entering the temple in half, one half should be thrown at the Chief Minister’s Office in Thiruvananthapuram while the other half should be sent to Delhi. Kollam Kanjaveli Kuttilazhikathu Thulasidharan Nair is an actor in Malayalam cinema and was speaking in Kerala. The Supreme Court last month revoked the century old ban on women between 10 to 50 years from entering the Sabarimala temple. The apex court’s verdict of allowing women of menstruating age to the shrine has drawn criticism from several quarters. Temple authorities had said the ban was essential to the rites related to the temple’s chief deity, lord Ayyappa, considered eternally celibate.

(DNSSEC). When an internet user types a website on his browser, the broadband or Internet modem transmits that name to a system called resolver-- which converts the website name into numeric form containing code and server address of the website. ICANN has asked all internet service providers to upgrade their software that resolves

the website name into digital code and directs the traffic to the right server. DNSSEC is an additional layer which validates the website name has been converted correctly. The keys required to accesses the DNSSEC central server system called root zone were implemented in 2010 and hence were required to be upgraded for protection.

Rahul Gandhi serial liar, manufacturer of fake news: BJP on Rafale charges

New Delhi: Facing relentless attack from Rahul Gandhi on the Rafale deal, the BJP on Friday alleged the Congress president was a “serial liar” and “manufacturer of fake news” and his repeated lies cannot substitute the truth of the deal. Citing comments of Rafale’s French manufacturer Dassault Aviation’s CEO Eric Trappier to reject Gandhi’s allegations, Union minister Piyush Goyal said the French government and Dassault have “exposed” Gandhi’s “fake news” and it was high

time for him to stop lying. Asserting that the people of India trusted Narendra Modi, Goyal also rejected the suggestion that the Congress has used the issue of alleged corruption in the Rafale deal to create a perception against the prime minister. Goyal said an “issue-less” party and its leadership bereft of truth are no substitute to Modi and his good governance. The union minister was fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party to reject Congress’s charges on the Rafale deal.


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Turning dirty coal into clean energy

If India’s need for energy security (reduction in energy imports) seems at odds with its need for clean energy (reduction in energy related air pollution), can indigenous coal provide some relief to a large and complex problem? The answer is yes, if new technologies are adopted for gasifying coal and usher in the methanol economy. The lyrics of the Kaala re (coal bazaari) song from the 2012 film Gangs of Wasseypur 2 centres around coal being dark and dirty. The song aptly describes the concerns about our coal. Indian coal has gained this reputation due to its high ash content and there is a global campaign to phase out coal completely. India’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to have grown at 6.7% in 2017-18, which could rise to 8% in the future depending on the effectiveness of economic reforms. As GDP growth is positively correlated to energy requirement, we can expect strong energy demand in the coming years. Given that India is rich in coal reserves, there could be a way in which we can create clean energy security through coal to meet our growing demand. India’s energy consumption is projected at 33,899 Terawatt hours (TWh) by 2047. The energy consumption is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.87% from the current 8,133 TWh. The worrying part is that energy consumption growth is weighted towards fossil fuel (coal + crude oil) consumption, which is an environmental challenge. The challenge is greater because of our excessive dependence on the import of crude oil (81% of total crude oil consumption), and because Indian coal comprises mostly of inferior non-coking coal (67% of total coal deposits) which causes more air pollution. It may give an impression that India’s energy security needs are at odds with her Conference of the Parties 21—Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (COP21-INDC) targets. However, we can achieve clean energy security by adopting technological advancements in converting coal to methanol, a liquid fuel. Methanol, which can be derived from coal, can be blended in petrol. Dimethyl ether (DME), which can be further derived from methanol can be blended in diesel, as well as in liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking. Collectively, this coal conversion to methanol and its derivatives is referred to as “methanol economy”, advocated by George A. Olah, and suggests a future economy in which methanol and DME could potentially replace fossil fuels. China had embarked on a journey to convert coal to methanol, using various types of gasifier technologies (not just Chinese, but American technologies, including fixed-bed, fluidized bed and entrained flow gasifiers) for different types of coal.

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Selena Gomez is hospitalised

Selena is currently at an East Coast psychiatric facility and is receiving dialectical behavior therapy DBT.

los enjales : Selena Gomez is taking control of her mental health. The 26-yearold pop singer recently entered a treatment facility to help address ongoing issues related to anxiety and depression, reports TMZ.com. The Wolves singer was hospitalised twice within the last few weeks, both times for a low white blood cell count, which can be a side effect for kidney transplant patients. During her second visit, Gomez suffered

a panic attack and tried ripping the IV’s out of her arm. Several sources called the episode “an emotional breakdown.” Selena is currently at an East Coast psychiatric facility and is receiving dialectical behavior therapy DBT. The therapy treats various mental health disorders. Selena has received DBT in the past. On September 23, Selena announced her decision to take yet another break from social media to “step back” and focus on the “present.”

Meanwhile, Anushka also reveals that she’s diving into her next project in her capacity as a producer, not as an actor.

Anushka sharma raves about her first hero

New Delhi : We last saw Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan together in the actress’ debut film, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, in the year 2008. Now, ten years later, the two will be share screen space once again in Zero. As promotions for the December release begin, Anushka can’t stop raving about SRK. “When you work with Shah Rukh, all the easiness comes from him. Right from my first film, he has been so kind to me. He is very accommodating

and so helpful. I am comfortable not because of myself, but because of his graciousness,” she says. Meanwhile, Anushka also reveals that she’s diving into her next project in her capacity as a producer, not as an actor. “We are producing something with Amazon Prime. That project will go on floors in January. It’s for the first time that I am not acting in a film produced by me, and I’m kicked about that,” she says.

Salman Khan to create fitness awareness by launching his own gym equipment range

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Disney has launched a global video series, the #DreamBigPrincess, which talks about the women from different professional background, offering advice and inspiration on achieving success for the next generation.

Men need to be more cautious and sensitive: Emraan

New Delhi : Taking tangible action against #MeToo, Emraan Hashmi has moved briskly to a reading of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013. He has decided to incorporate practical clauses for men and women in all future contracts that are signed within his recently set up production house, Emraan Hashmi Films. Emraan has partnered with T-Series (Bhushan Kumar) and Ellipsis Entertainment (Tanuj Garg, Atul Kasbekar) on the Soumik Sen-directed Cheat India, releasing worldwide on January 25, 2019. The first-of-itskind film is a dramatic look at the malpractices in the Indian education system.

Mumbai : Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, known for his chiseled physique even at 52, is all set to launch his own gym equipment range, contributing in his way to the Fit India movement. The actor, who has inspired several younger actors to work towards a muscular body and fitter frame, already manages his clothing, jewellery, and E-cycle brands under the Being Human umbrella. The gym equipment range will be launched under a new line, read a statement. Salman has acquired the 100 per cent manufacturing rights of fitness equipment company Jerai Fitness.

The company has been in existence for over 25 years and supplies to over hundred gyms a month across the country. The new venture will aim to have a wide reach and create fitness awareness along with educating people about the importance of being fit and healthy. Salman envisions to make fitness affordable to every Indian with Made in India, state-of-the-art fitness equipment. He would like to reach every village, town and city in India which can also create job opportunities for fitness entrepreneurs and sportspersons of the country, the statement read further.

Emily Blunt gives a powerful message For Disney’s #DreamBigPrincess video series

New Delhi : For the International Day of the Girl Child, which is on Thursday, Disney has launched a global video series offering advice and inspiration on achieving success for the next generation of leaders around the globe. The #DreamBigPrincess video series, produced and directed by young women from the UN Foundation’s Girl Up initiative, shares the stories of 20 trailblazing women across technology, entertainment, medicine, law, sports, arts, science, fashion and politics to show the next generation what is possible if you dream big, read a statement. “There’s a line in ‘Mary Poppins’.,

Bollywood’s ‘sanskari’ ‘babuji’ Alok Nath has been accused of sexual misconduct not by one but three co-actresses.

#MeToo: Renuka Shahane comes out in support of victims accusing Alok Nath New Delhi : Bollywood’s ‘sanskari’ ‘babuji’ Alok Nath has been accused of sexual misconduct not by one but three coactresses, of whom one, Vinta Nanda, the first one to speak up against him, was allegedly raped. Now known actress Sandhya Mridul followed suit and then it was Deepika Amin, his co-star in Luv Ranjan’s Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, who recollected the incident where she was safely escorted from the sets where he started misbehaving. Himani Shivpuri mentioned that

Alok Nath’s behaviour is an open secret in the industry and added that he was even asked to leave from an aeroplane

for the same reason. Renuka Shahane, who worked with Alok Nath in Hum Aapke Hain Koun, now came out in support

of all the three victims who have accused the actor of misbehaviour, and even shared about why she opened up only now.

where she says anything is possible, even the impossible. I think that really symbolizes what dreaming big is all about, the idea if you want something big enough that the universe is going to conspire to give it to you,” said Emily Blunt. “Dreaming big is one of the most important things any of us can do – to keep aiming higher,” says Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm, who was interviewed for the series by Maud Webster, age 16, from the UK. “The #DreamBigPrincess series is giving voice to a group of talented young women, helping them tell stories that kids can learn from, whatever their ambition.

Amanda Stanton pleads not guilty

los enjales : Nearly one month after being arrested on one count of battery domestic violence after an altercation with her boyfriend in Las Vegas, Amanda Stanton has entered a plea of not guilty, reports EOnline.com. “Amanda is embarrassed and ashamed this happened and sincerely apologises to hotel security and the Las Vegas Police Department. Amanda is a gentle, respectful person

who has never gotten physical with anyone under any circumstance,” her rep explained. “That evening she had a few drinks at a bachelorette party and when hotel security asked her and Bobby to quiet down, she got a bit rambunctious. Amanda gave Bobby what she thought was a playful shove; hotel security did their job and reported the incident to the police, who in turn did their job.

That actor Arjun Kapoor has always been protective of his sister Anshula we all know.

I am like a coconut: Arjun Kapoor Mumbai : That actor Arjun Kapoor has always been protective of his sister Anshula we all know. In recent times, we’ve also seen him take his halfsisters Janhvi and Khushi under his wing, and the reunion of the siblings has been truly heartwarming. Talking about how he’s gradually come to terms with his role as an older brother to Sridevi’s daughters, he says, “I have always been close to Anshula, Sonam, Rhea, and Harsh. But when it comes to Janhvi and Khushi — we were leading separate lives. Recently, their whole lives changed in a second, and I have been through that mental trauma before. At that time, my father needed me, so I stepped in. Had my mother been alive today, she would have wanted me to do it too. I just stood by their side without thinking about anything else. It was only later that I realised that they are decent

children. They have entered our lives and added some much-needed positive energy.” “There is so much hatred everywhere. You must love. I’m happy that Anshula also has two more sisters now. We needed time, but we are getting to understand each other,” he adds. Like Janhvi, Arjun also lost his mother just months ahead of the release of his debut film, Ishaqzaade. And having had such a similar experience, he’s gotten extremely close to the Dhadak actress. “She has got her head on her shoulders, and she is very passionate. Work helped me too,” he comments. Arjun also reveals that though he may not look it, he is a very emotional man. “I may look aloof or detached, but I am emotional, and I get affected by relationships. I am scared of love because the thought of losing my loved ones scares me.


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SPORTS ROUNDUP

India vs West Indies: Shardul Thakur’s dream start derailed by groin injury

New Delhi : Shardul Thakur waited two years since his maiden call-up for the Test cap but his dream start soon turned into a nightmare. Just 10 balls after becoming India’s 294th Test player, the medium pacer hobbled off the field against West Indies in the second Test with what looked like a groin injury. It was revealed in the postlunch session that he had been taken for scans. It was also revealed that the Mumbai bowler would not take the field on the opening day of the second Test in Hyderabad. With further update on his participation for the rest of the Test to be taken after looking at the scans and upon further assessment by the team management.

The injury took place on the fourth delivery of the fourth over, which the West Indies opener Kieran Powell guided it past backward point. Upon completion of the follow through, Thakur was seen to be having considerable pain as he started hobbling. Physio Patrick Farhart came on to the field to assess the bowler and he was seen showing what looked like a groin strain. He then left the field after a couple of minutes of deliberation with captain Virat Kohli and the physio. R Ashwin completed Thakur’s over by bowling the last two deliveries. Recently during the Asia Cup, Thakur had broken down and returned home after complaining of a hip injury.

Business The BSE Sensex on Friday posted its biggest single-day gain in 19 months.

Investor wealth shoots up by Rs 2.98 lakh crore as stocks rally

New Delhi: Investor wealth soared by Rs 2.98 lakh crore on Friday as the BSE benchmark index zoomed over 700 points, largely in tandem with rebounding global markets. The BSE Sensex on Friday posted its biggest singleday gain in 19 months, soaring 732.43 points to close at 34,733.58. Led by the surge in stocks, the market capitalisation of BSElisted companies rose by Rs 2,98,411.33 crore to Rs 1,38,68,813.92 crore. The BSE Sensex had slumped over 750 points to end at a six-month low Thursday.“Market smartly reversed from yesterday’s fall amid strengthening rupee and drop in oil prices. Recent drop in valuation kept stocks attractive while investors may seek more

clarity from upcoming quarterly results,” said Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services Ltd. Rising for the third straight day, the rupee strengthened by 55 paise to settle at 73.57 against the US dollar Friday, marking its biggest gain in over three weeks. As many as 29 stocks in the 30-share Sensex basket closed with gains, led by Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra and Kotak Mahindra Bank. The BSE auto index took the pole position among sectoral indices, spurting 4.01 per cent. At BSE, 2,074 stocks advanced, while 609 declined and 135 remained unchanged. The BSE mid-cap index ended higher by 2.42 per cent and small-cap index climbed 2.60 per cent.

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John Hastings will stop playing cricket indefinitely to battle a medical condition that causes his lungs to bleed every time he bowls and could potentially kill him.

Australia’s John Hastings puts career on hold due to lung condition

New Delhi : Former Australia all-rounder John Hastings will stop playing cricket indefinitely to battle a medical condition that causes his lungs to bleed every time he bowls and could potentially kill him, the 32-year-old said on Friday. Hastings, who signed for the Sydney Sixers in May but will not play in the Big Bash League this season, said he had endured a difficult period over the last few months as doctors were still unable to diagnose the problem. “Every time I’ve been trying to gear up and get ready to bowl, I’ve been coughing up blood. I won’t be able to bowl this year or probably moving forward unless this situation gets sorted out,” Hastings told RSN’s the Breakfast Club. “It’s just something that they can’t say, ‘look, you’re not going to

have a fatal bleed on the field’ or it’s not going to cause long-term damage… at this stage, unless something miraculous happens, I won’t be able to bowl.” Hastings played one test match, 29 one-day internationals and nine Twenty20 matches for Australia before his retirement from international cricket in 2017.The all-rounder

said the condition, which first surfaced years ago but worsened this year, had left him shattered as it did not affect him during actiAvities like boxing and rowing. “I’ve come to terms with it now, but over the last four or five months it’s been a very tough period,” Hastings added.

Alpine skiing-Speed queen Lindsey Vonn to retire at end of season

New Delhi : Lindsey Vonn, widely regarded as the greatest female ski racer of all-time, will retire from competition following the 201819 season even if she fails to break the record for World Cup wins, the American said on Thursday. The 33-yearold holds the women’s record of 82 World Cup wins and trails only Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark’s long-standing mark of 86. “This is going to be my last season. Definitely retiring after this year,” Vonn said

in New York while moderating a panel on small businesses. “If I could break the record that would be amazing, if I can’t it has been a great ride and I am still the most successful female and I still think that’s something to be really proud of. “So we’ll just see what happens this year.” Vonn, who in 2015 founded the educationfocused Lindsey Vonn Foundation, said she would turn her attention to launching her own business when she hangs up her skis.

Australia win back respect in Dubai dust against Pakistan Tim Paine ushered his team to safety in Dubai in one of the bravest fourth innings escapes in the history of the game.

New Delhi : Leading a scandal-hit team dismissed as Australia’s worst in 30 years, captain Tim Paine’s pledge to win back hearts and minds seemed a fanciful, if noble, aspiration in the leadup to the Test series against Pakistan. In the end, it took only five days of cricket before he could claim mission accomplished, having ushered his team to safety in Dubai in one of the bravest fourth innings escapes in the history of the game. Anchored by a career-defining 141 by Usman Khawaja and Paine’s unbeaten 61 on a pock-marked pitch, Australia survived 139.5 overs in enervating heat to ensure the series remains alive to the second match in Abu Dhabi. For all the brilliant teams Australia has produced, none have prevailed for so long

Festive cheer for motorcycle customers

Prices to fall by up to Rs. 2500/- following new insurance ruling Mumbai : A new circular, issued by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) on Tuesday, October 9, is set to bring cheer for motorcycle customers across the country. As per this circular, customers would be required to buy only one year of compulsory personal accident (CPA) cover policy, and not a five-year cover as had been ruled by the regulatory body earlier. This change will bring respite to the customers as it reduces the upfront cost of insurance by Rs. 2500/depending on specific models. The insurance companies had recently floated products and insurance covers of Personal Accident Insurance bundled with Third Party Insurance with tenure of five years, after the IRDA had issued directives to this effect. However, the new circular from IRDA has directed general insurers to offer one-year CPA cover for the owner-driver.

in a fourth innings on Asian pitches. Only two visiting teams to Asia have ever scored higher in a fourth innings chase than the 362-8 scratched out with astonishing grit and defiance by Paine’s men. It followed a calamitous batting collapse of 10-60 in the first innings, which had appeared a terminal setback in the context of the match. All that, and without the country’s two best batsmen in former captain Steve Smith and David Warner, who remain suspended for their parts in the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal. In their absence, Khawaja emerged as the team’s safest hands in the rejigged order, having compiled the highest ever fourth innings score in the continent by a non-Asian batsman.

Retail inflation for September jumps to 3.77 pc on rising fuel, food prices

New Delhi: India’s retail inflation rose marginally to 3.77 per cent in September owing to higher fuel and food prices, showed the government data released on Friday. The inflation based on consume price index (CPI) had declined to a 10-month low of 3.69 per cent in the previous month. In September 2017, it was at 3.28 per cent. However, the inflation rate has remained well within the RBI’s target of 4 per cent. In categories such as cereals, meat and fish, eggs, milk products, retail inflation showed an upward trend. In fruits, however, the inflation rate moderated in September. The overall inflation in consumer food basket increased to 0.51 per cent as against 0.29 per cent in August, showed the data. In fuel and light category, the rate of price rise was at 8.47 per cent in September.

Neurobion Forte reveals its New Brand Identity by Achieving Guinness World RecordsTM Title and Donating to a Cause

Mumbai : Neurobion Forte, India’s No 1 Vitamin brand from the house of Merckis back with its annual campaign #HelpingTrueHeroes, to recognize reallife Heroes who are changing the world through their extraordinary acts. True to its brand promise of being ‘Saathi Asli Hero Ka’, this year the brand set out on a journey across the country to look for True Heroes who are making strides to improve the public health system in India. To celebrate this initiative, and spread these stories on a grander scale, Neurobion Forte

associated with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ to create a unique record, which not only helped amplify the #HelpingTrueHeroes message, but also unveiled the new brand identity -‘N’ whose main focus was to act as a beacon guiding people through the world of Nerve Care. Elaborating on the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™title, Mr. Milind Thatte, Managing Director Merck India, said, “Neurobion Forte, India’s No.1Vitamin Brand* has been helping True Heroes fight body discomforts for more than 50 years.

Microsoft, Niti Aayog to bring in AI tools for agriculture and healthcare New Delhi: Microsoft India said on Friday it has signed an agreement with Niti Aayog to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to address challenges in agriculture and healthcare, and promote adoption of local language computing, among others. Microsoft India will support NITI Aayog by combining the cloud, AI, research and its vertical expertise for new initiatives and solutions across several core areas, the company said in a statement. Microsoft will also accelerate the use of AI for the development and adoption of local language computing, in addition to building capacity for AI among the workforce through education, the statement said.

RENAULT ANNOUNCES ATTRACTIVE PRICING ON CAPTUR RANGE AS PART OF FESTIVE CELEBRATIONS

Mumbai : Renault, the number One European automotive brand in India, has announced attractive pricing and new features on the CAPTUR range. Enhancing its overall SUVappeal, Renault Captur now comes equipped with roof

rails as a standard feature in RXT Petrol, RXT Diesel & Platine Diesel. Creating a unique vehicle class, led by its stunning expressive design, premium & classleading features, innovative technology, India’s most stylish SUV, Renault Captur is offered at an outstanding price enabling an unmatched value proposition. Renault CAPTUR has a stunning French design clearly reflecting Renault’s new design DNA. Together with its global styling cues, the designing of Renault CAPTUR also accounts for Indian conditions and consumers’ preferences, with Renault CAPTUR being the widest and longest

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The petition states that more than two lakh migrants have fled Gujarat and returned to their home states after the rape of a 14-month old girl in Sabarkantha.

Gujarat High Court seeks govt’s response on attacks against migrants

VADODARA: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday directed the state government to file an affidavit on the recent attacks on migrants while admitting a petition seeking action against the perpetrators. The public interest litigation, filed by advocate and social activist Khemchand Koshti from Ahmedabad, also challenged the “action or inaction of the state as well as the state police in not taking any preventive measures” to prevent the attacks on the migrants. The petitioner stated that this was not only “illegal” and “unreasonable” but also in violation of Article 14 (right to equality), Article 15 (prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth), Article 19 (freedom to reside or settle anywhere in India) and 21 (right to life and personal liberty) of the Constitution. The petition stated

‘We may have made a mistake’: Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor sits on day-long fast

that more than two lakh migrants have fled Gujarat and returned to their home states after the rape of a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha following which “some political leaders addressed meetings and gave inflammatory speeches to provoke local inhabitants and thereafter the incidents of violence/attacks on migrants spread over the state”. The state government and the DGP, who have been made

respondents in the PIL, have been held responsible for “not taking preventive measures to prevent such incidents and not providing proper protection/ security to migrants”. “Migrants residing in the state from many years have integrated themselves into the culture and ethos of the state while earning their livelihood. They have also been a contributor to the development of Gujarat,” the PIL added.

Under fire for inciting the recent attacks on migrants in Gujarat and the alleged role of his outfit — Gujarat Kshatriya Thakor Sena (GKTS) — in the incident, Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor on Thursday observed a day-long symbolic ‘sadbhavna’ fast in Ahmedabad. He said his outfit might have committed a mistake, but it was not their culture to harass or mistreat the poor. “We (Thakors) may have committed a mistake. We are unhappy, but it is not our culture to harass or mistreat poor. We have been portrayed as looters.

Woman, Lover Arrested For Killing Husband In Gujarat VADODARA: A woman was arrested along with a man in Gujarat’s Vadodara for allegedly killing her husband, police said today. The accused, Ajay Kumar Patel and Mamta Patel, allegedly killed Mamata’s husband Sunil Patel in Rajkot on October 3 after he suspected that the two were having an affair. Deputy commissioner of police Jaydeepsinh Jadeja said Ajay

was Mr Sunil’s step-brother. Mr Sunil’s body was recovered from the bushes in Rajkot, he said After investigations by Thorada police in Rajkot, the Vadodara police arrested the two from the railway station on Thursday as they were about to board a train to Uttar Pradesh. “The two accused and the deceased are natives of Sirsi village in UP’s Mirzapur district,” police said.

Attack on migrants BJP conspiracy, In Violation of the Constitution, Hinduism Treated as First Among sack Vijay Rupani: Congress Equals in Gujarat

Gandhinagar : Days after the BJP government in Gujarat accused the Congress of inciting violence against north Indians, the Congress on Friday hit back by demanding that the Centre impose President’s Rule in the State after sacking Chief Minister Vijay Rupani for failing to maintain law and order. At a press conference at the party’s headquarters, Shaktisinh Gohil, senior Congress leader from Gujarat, said the exodus from the State in the wake of attacks on north Indians following the rape of a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district “indicates that law and order in the State has collapsed”. Mr. Gohil

said the violence was a BJP conspiracy to drive out people from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, among others, who worked in the State’s industrial units. He cited official figures of the Railways to show that data showing a 137% jump in passenger traffic over the corresponding period last year was proof of an exodus. The Congress leader said 165 FIRs had been filed in connection with the violence. He released photos that appeared to show some of the key accused alongside BJP lawmakers. Condemning the ‘objectionable language’ used by Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor in the aftermath of the rape, Mr. Gohil.

Gandhinagar : In a country constitutionally wedded to the ideals of secularism, can a state government promote one religion while ignoring the others? In Gujarat, over the last two decades under the rule of the BJP, there are numerous instances that can be cited that point in this direction. The latest example comes in the form of disclosures in a public interest litigation filed before the Gujarat high court by Mujahid Nafees, a member of a social organisation called Minority Co-ordination Committee. The PIL alleges that the Pavitra Yatradham Vikas Board (PYVB), constituted by the Gujarat government in 1995 for developing religious sites – such

as providing better amenities to the visiting devotees – has focused on promoting and developing only Hindu religious sites over all these years. The petitioner has stated that initially, religious shrines such as Ambaji, Dakor, Girnar, Palitana, Somnath and Dwarka were declared as ‘Pavitra Yatradhams’. “However, the list has grown exponentially since then and now the temples covered under the Pavitra Yatradham Board are around 358. It is respectfully submitted that the aforesaid list does not contain even a single religious shrine belonging to Muslim, Sikh, Jain, Christian, Baudh, Zoroastrian or other religions,” the petitioner has stated.

international Queen’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie marries in second big UK royal wedding of the year

Windsor : Princess Eugenie, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, marries on Friday in the second major British royal wedding of the year at Windsor Castle, following in the footsteps of her cousin Prince Harry and his wife Meghan. Eugenie, 28, younger daughter of the queen’s third child Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, will tie the knot with Jack Brooksbank, 32, at the monarch’s home to the west of London. Windsor castle was also the venue for Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May and Eugenie, ninthin-line to the throne has copied much of her cousin’s blueprint for her big day. The ceremony will take place at the castle’s 15th Century St George’s Chapel with the Dean of Windsor David Conner officiating. Charity guests and 1,200 members of the public have been invited into the grounds for the occasion. One noticeable absentee will be Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, the wife of heirto-the-throne Prince Charles, as she is carrying out an engagement in Scotland. While Harry’s wedding featured a fiery sermon from a U.S. Episcopalian bishop and a gospel choir.

Federal Reserve ‘out of control’, says Donald Trump

Washington : President Donald Trump has intensified his attack on the US Federal Reserve following this week’s plunge in stock prices, saying the central bank is “out of control” in raising interest rates, but ruled out firing its head Jerome Powell. Trump’s remarks on Thursday were the latest in series of recent barrages he has unleashed at the Fed. The Fed under his hand-picked chairman Powell has been gradually raising rates as the economy has strengthened to prevent a run-up in inflation. “I think the Fed is out of control. I think what they’re doing is wrong. Under the Obama administration, you had a lot of help because they had very little interest,” Trump told reporters at the White House Thursday while responding to questions on the down sliding of the stock market for a second consecutive day. While the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 546 points, the S&P 500 tumbled 2.1 per cent and Nasdaq Composite by 1.3 per cent. “When you talk about economies, our economy is far better than that. But we have actually — we’re paying interest. They weren’t. They were using the funny money. But I think the Fed is far too stringent, and they’re making a mistake and it’s not right.

Supreme Court with Brett Kavanaugh clears way for Tennessee execution

Timely guidance by Vijaybhai Rupani, in cooperation with Indian Government & Royal Navy of Oman, rescues 130-odd Gujarati crews from Luban Cyclone at Salalah Port of Oman Ahmedabad : With timely guidance of Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani, in cooperation with the Government of India, the majority of the Gujarati crew members were rescued from Luban Cyclone at Salalah port of Oman and moved to safe places, recently. On last Wednesday when a message received about building-up of Luban Cyclone in Arabian Sea and its striking at Salalah port which resulted into closing down of the port, when around 130-odd Indians, including Gujarati crew members of 8-10 fishing boats, were there, the Chief Minister immediately held deliberation with

Government of India, Indian Navy, and Gujarat Maritime Board to move them to safety. As a result of this, majority of Gujarati crew members were contacted and actions were initiated in coordination with local contacts of Maritime Board Mumbai and Mandvi to move them to safety. However, some of the Gujarati crew members had refused to move away from the Salalah port, thus, for their safety in coordination with Indian Navy; Mr. Rupani had suggested the Royal Navy of Oman to shift them forcibly. This has resulted into shifting majority of the crew members to safe place and actions are on to move remaining of them to safe places.

Washington : The US Supreme Court with new Justice Brett Kavanaugh issued two decisions on Thursday that helped clear the way for Tennessee to execute an inmate convicted of murdering two men in 1983. Edmund Zagorski, 63, had been set to be executed on Thursday but a few hours before the Supreme Court’s decision Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted a 10-day reprieve to allow the case to wind itself through the courts and to consider the inmate’s request to be put to death by electrocution. Kavanaugh’s name was not on the Supreme Court’s two decisions that were offered without elaboration, so it was not clear how the conservative justice voted in what was likely his first ruling in his new post. Liberal justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor dissented in both decisions. In its first decision, the court denied a request to hear a case brought by Zagorski and other Tennessee death row inmates over the state’s lethal injection drug protocol. The mix includes a compound used in flawed executions in Oklahoma and Arizona where witnesses said inmates twisted in pain on death chamber gurneys as drugs to halt breathing and cause cardiac failure took effect.

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