Month: September 2020

Madrid coronavirus: Spain orders lockdown amid rise in cases

image copyrightEPA image captionThe restrictions will ban people from leaving the Madrid area unless it is for an essential trip The Spanish government has ordered a lockdown in the capital Madrid and surrounding areas badly affected by coronavirus after a rise in cases. Under the new restrictions, residents will not be allowed to leave the …

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In dead of night, UP cops cremate gang-rape victim | India News

HATHRAS/UP: Before daybreak and in an inexplicable hurry, the 19-year-old Dalit girl, who had died in Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on Tuesday 15 days after being tortured and gang-raped allegedly by four upper caste men in her village, was cremated by police at 2.40am on Wednesday. Her relatives said they never consented; police and administration said …

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IPL 2020: Uthappa accidentally applies saliva on the ball against KKR | Cricket News

DUBAI: In the IPL 2020 match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders, Robin Uthappa was spotted applying saliva on the ball while fielding in the third over. As a precautionary measure against coronavirus, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned using saliva to shine the cricket ball. However, the players are allowed to use …

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US election 2020: Debate pulled in 65 million TV viewers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The debate plays on a TV in Miami, Florida Some 65 million people tuned in to the first debate between US President Donald Trump and his White House challenger Joe Biden. The TV viewership for Tuesday’s clash was lower than the 2016 debates, but final streaming counts are pending. …

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No truth in ‘clean chit to Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor’: NCB

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday refuted claims about clean chit given to Bollywood divas Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and others questioned in connection with the drugs case surrounding the death Sushant Singh Rajput, saying such reports are “devoid” of “truth and facts”. “The news article mentioning that the drugs law …

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Nxivm: Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman jailed in ‘sex cult’ case

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Clare Bronfman said she was “deeply sorry” for her role in the group US heiress Clare Bronfman has been sentenced to six years and nine months in prison for her role in the Nxivm sex trafficking group. Bronfman, heir to the Seagram liquor fortune and a benefactor of Nxivm leader …

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Relief for Olympic hopefuls as swimming pools to reopen from October 15 | More sports News

NEW DELHI: India’s swimming fraternity got a shot in the arm after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in its latest order on Wednesday, announced the reopening of pools across the country from October 15. The swimming pools across the country were closed since March 24 because of the COVID-19 induced lockdown that forced Olympic …

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No breakthrough on stand-off in 5th round of India-China talks | India News

NEW DELHI: India and China Wednesday held the 5th round of diplomatic talks on the LAC standoff, and again agreed on the need to implement a “consensus” to disengage and also set the stage for the next commander level talks. The 19th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs …

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Cinemas can reopen with 50% seating from October 15 | India News

NEW DELHI: Further easing Covid-19 restrictions outside containment zones, Unlock 5 guidelines released by home ministry on Wednesday allowed state and UTs to take a call on reopening of schools in a graded manner after October 15 while cinemas, theatres and multiplexes can function at 50% seating after the same date. Students, however, will be …

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All accused in Babri case acquitted after CBI fails to produce evidence | India News

LUCKNOW: A special CBI court on Wednesday acquitted all 32 accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case, giving a major relief to saffron stalwarts like former deputy PM L K Advani, former UP CM Kalyan Singh, former Union minister M M Joshi, former MP CM Uma Bharti, Bajrang Dal founder Vinay Katiyar and three BJP …

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