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1 Killed, Several Hurt in Firing During Durga Puja Immersion in Bihar Munger District


A man was killed and several people reportedly injured in firing following a clash during the immersion of a Durga idol in Bihar’s Munger district on Monday.

The state will see its first phase of Assembly elections on Wednesday. Police said some anti-social elements restored to stone pelting which injured 20 policemen after which someone from the crowd fired leading to one person’s death. Superintendent of Police (Munger) Lipi Singh said the situation is under control at present.

The deceased was identified as Anurag Poddar. The violence reportedly erupted following a clash between volunteers and the police over taking an idol for immersion. When the situation escalated, the police reportedly also fired.

Some officials said policemen were also fired upon. “Rumours were spread and attempts were made to vitiate the atmosphere after the incident,” an official was quoted as saying by NDTV, adding that three pistols, bullets and cartridges were found.

Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Modi said the incident was “unfortunate” and the Election Commission should investigate and take action.

LJP leader Chirag Paswan, who has taken on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his party, the JD(U), in the Assembly election, said devotees were fired upon in the ‘Taliban-like’ rule of Kumar.

“Munger police should be charged with murder… The local SP should be immediately suspended and an FIR registered. The family of the victim should be given Rs 50 lakh and a government job,” Paswan said.

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Hyderabad Airport introduces E-boarding facility for international passengers – travel


Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here has started rolling out end-to-end paperless E- boarding facility for international flights, becoming the first airport in India to do so, the GMR group said on Tuesday.

The GMR group-led airport already has the credit of being the first and only airport in India to offer truly end- to-end paperless E-boarding to all its domestic passengers across all flights, a press release said.

In line with the Centre’sDigital India campaign, the airport’s international e-boarding service ramps up safe travel options for international passengers choosing to fly out of the city.

The service is currently available for select international flights of IndiGo Airlines.

Hyderabad International Airport rolled out its e- boarding services for international flights after the government’s nod based on a rigorous and successful pilot, it said.

As a key partner to this initiative, IndiGo Airlines became the maiden carrier to commence this facility when their Sharjah-bound passengers e-boarded themselves from Hyderabad on the 6E 1405 flight on October 2.

Other scheduled international carriers operating out of Hyderabad are in the process of integration with the airport’s e-boarding system, which will be rolled out soon, according to the release.

Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited, said, “In the present scenario of the pandemic, automating the passenger journey provides more pleasant airport experience. After the successful pilot of the project and all regulatory approvals, we have used our internal capabilities to take up e-boarding solution for international operations.”

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.)

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New iPhone 12 Models May Need to Re-Enable COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Report


iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro users in the UK reportedly came across an issue that requires its contact tracing feature to be re-enabled to function properly. When switching to a new iPhone from an older model, users can easily set up their previously installed apps from Cloud backups. However, users of National Health Service (NHS) contact tracing app faced settings-related issues when they tried to open the app. It should be noted that several countries, including India, doesn’t have access to Exposure Notification feature on iPhones due to restrictions from the countries’ public health authority.

According to a report by BBC, users who switched to iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro – launched earlier this month – faced an error message when trying to access the NHS COVID-19 app. The pop-up message suggested that the app can’t be run due to “a restriction in your settings.” When the app was deleted and re-installed, it then asked users to re-enable exposure notifications. The app started working again, however, all the locations users had previously checked into got deleted. This could suggest that after restoring an earlier iPhone backup, the exposure notification feature automatically got disabled.

The Verge restored one of its own iPhone 12 models from a backup and noticed that the exposure notifications were indeed turned off by default. This suggests that the issue could be specific to the phones and not to the NHS app.

To activate exposure notifications on your iPhone, head to Settings > Exposure Notifications > Turn On Exposure Notifications > Continue > Select Your Country or Region.

India is among several countries that cannot use the feature on iPhone handsets. If you follow the above steps and select India from the list of countries, you’ll get a pop-up message that says, “Exposure Notifications have not been turned on for your region by your public health authority.”

The exposure notifications feature was first announced in May by Apple and Google as a part of their contact tracing system to help users detect the spread of COVID-19. Working with various contact tracing apps, such as the NHS app, it will result in notifications to pop up on the screen to alert users if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive or is at risk of being exposed to COVID-19. It is up to the public health authorities of different countries to decide if the notifications will pop up and what steps should be advised to users.

Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

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SRH vs DC IPL 2020 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today match in Dubai: Delhi aims to seal playoffs berth; Toss, Team News, Playing XI shortly


Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage as Sunrisers Hyderabad takes on Delhi Capitals in Match 47 of IPL 2020 at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 pm.


The Preview

The final lap of games leading to the playoffs is a tricky stage in the Indian Premier League. A big-margin victory or an under-par score game can decide the fate of a few teams huddling for the third and fourth spot. An inconsistent Sunrisers Hyderabad will be desperate for victory against Delhi Capitals in Dubai on Tuesday to stay afloat in the tournament.

IPL 2020: SRH vs DC- Head-to-head record, players to watch out for

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Though DC lost two in a row, it will start favourites against SRH. With 14 points, Shreyas Iyer’s side is second on the table and a win away from making the playoffs for the second straight year.


Match details

Match No. 47, SRH vs DC

Dubai International Stadium

Time: 7.30 pm

Sunrisers Hyderabad (probable XI): David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, T. Natarajan

Delhi Capitals (probable XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.


Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shreyas Iyer (C), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Mohit Sharma, Keemo Paul, Harshal Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Tushar Deshpande, Ishant Sharma, Daniel Sams, Alex Carey, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Yadav

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Sanjay Yadav, Abdul Samad

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Vikrant Massey and Kriti Kharbanda starrer 14 Phere to go on floors on November 10 : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama


On August 15, Zee Studios announced its next production, a social comedy, 14 Phere directed by Devanshu Singh. The film will feature Vikrant Massey and Kriti Kharbanda who will be pairing up for the first time. The film is all set to go on floors on November 10.

Reportedly, the first schedule will take place in the city in a bungalow in Madh Island and in Kamalistan Studio. The lead pair will be joined by the supporting cast which includes Gauahar Khan, Vinay Pathak, Yamini Das, and Vineet Kumar.

Talking about the film, Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios said, “14 Phere is an important film that beautifully captures the heart and heartland of India—it’s a quirky, contemporary, emotional and relevant film which also highlights how weddings, most often, happen between two families, not just two people. We needed a fresh, new pairing and we couldn’t have been happier to have Vikrant and Kriti on board!”

Produced by Zee Studios, 14 Phere, starring Vikrant Massey & Kriti Kharbanda, directed by Devanshu Singh and written by Manoj Kelwani, is slated to release on July 9, 2021.

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Indian Premier League 2020, Mumbai Indians Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Players To Watch Out For | Cricket News


Mumbai Indians take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match No. 48 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in Abu Dhabi in a contest that is certain to give us at least one of the four qualifiers for the playoffs. Both teams are on 14 points and need two more to book a place in the final four, and after tasting defeat in their respective last games they will look to bounce back to winning ways and keep the momentum with them going into the business end of the tournament.

Mumbai have the likes of Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya in great nick with the bat, with captain Rohit Sharma seen having an intense practice session after a brief injury layoff. Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult are as threatening with the ball, if not more, as they were at the start of the tournament.

RCB have their captain Virat Kohli in form and AB de Villiers as back up in any situation, while Mohammed Siraj and Yuzvendra Chahal have impressed with the ball.

Quinton de Kock: Barring his last outing, against Rajasthan Royals, De Kock has a 50-plus score in each of his four previous innings and in Rohit’s absence he has taken it upon himself to play the anchor’s role. Overall, he has 374 runs from 11 matches this season at 41.55 and a strike rate of 143.29, and he his Mumbai’s highest scorer thus far.

Hardik Pandya: Hardik proved his mettle once again with an imperious knock of 60 off just 21 balls with seven sixes and two fours, pushing Mumbai to a challenging total of 195 in the process against RR. A masterclass from Ben Stokes kept Mumbai from a win but Hardik was at his destructive best, hitting his first half-century in IPL 2020.

Jasprit Bumrah: Bumrah has got into his groove as the tournament has progressed and he is now the fourth-highest wicket taker in IPL 2020 with 17 wickets from 11 matches. He also has more wickets than any other Mumbai bowler in this tournament and a decent economy rate of 7.52 runs per over.


Virat Kohli: The RCB captain is the highest scorer for this team so far in the tournament and averages 59.28. His last five scores of 50, 18 not out, 43, 48 and 33 not out show that Kohli has been in good nick and a big hundred could be just around the corner.


AB de Villiers: The South African has blossomed in his role at RCB as the years have gone by and returns of 324 runs from 11 games at a whopping strike rate of 174.19 show that he is as destructive as ever. Teams have found it difficult to restrict him once he tees off and Mumbai’s bowlers will hope they are spared yet another AB show on Wednesday.

Yuzvendra Chahal: With 16 wickets from 11 matches, Chahal is RCB’s top wicket taker in IPL 2020 thus far and he will target the strong Mumbai middle order, especially stand-in captain Kieron Pollard, who has been found wanting against leg spin in the past. The presence of right-handers in Mumbai’s middle order – Suryakumar Yadav, Pollard and Hardik – could work in Chahal’s favour.

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Mobile Phones of 28 Students Seized for Copying from WhatsApp during Kerala Technological University Exam


Twenty-eight mobile phones have been seized from students of four engineering colleges under the Kerala Technological University (KTU), who had allegedly indulged in mass copying during supplementary examinations.

The third semester supplementary exam for Linear Algebra for KTU students was held on October 23. Sixteen mobile phones were confiscated from one college, 10 from another and one each from the other two colleges.

This information has emerged during an online hearing conducted by the Syndicate examination sub-committee with the principals and examination department teachers of these colleges.

The hearing was held on the instruction of Vice-Chancellor Dr M S Rajasree, a KTU press release here said. The varsity had cancelled the B-Tech third semester mathematics examination held across the state following complaints that answers were shared through messaging platform WhatsApp.

Mobile phones are prohibited in examination halls. Invigilators instruct students to keep mobile phones out before examinations begin. Some students had kept one mobile phone outside to mislead invigilators and had entered the examination halls with another mobile.

According to the University’s examination rules, those who enter the examination hall with a mobile phone unlawfully are debarred for that particular examination for the next three consecutive terms. In some colleges, upon the seizure of mobile phones, there were reports of teachers being shouted at demanding the immediate return of mobile phones, the release said.

Reports suggest that several WhatsApp groups have been formed for the same subject. Some groups had shared answers for seventy-five marks. Many of the seized mobile phones are now locked. These phones can be blocked and WhatsApp can be removed using duplicate SIM cards or using other electronic devices through an email account.

Principals of four colleges have suggested that there are technical limitations for re-checking mobile phones and finding more information. Also, it is necessary to check if similar incidents have taken place in other colleges and during other examinations.

Principals of these colleges have been asked to convene the disciplinary committee meeting and submit a detailed report within five days. Pro Vice Chancellor Dr S Ayoob, Syndicate examination sub-committee members Prof. P O J Labba, Dr C Satheesh Kumar, Dr G Venugopal and Controller of Examinations Dr K R Kiron participated in the online hearing.

Dr S Ayoob said, “In one of the colleges, a student was  caught with a mobile phone. Pictures of the question paper were taken and it was send to a WhatsApp group. Within minutes answers started flowing into the group.” Following this, the authorities sent a message to all colleges for a thorough check and found 28 mobile phones from students in four engineering colleges.

Dr Ayoob said, “Due to the Covid-19 situation, body check of students were not conducted. The invigilators did not go very close to students and looks like they tried to use this situation. Many of them carried two mobile phones and handed over one to the invigilator.”

Principals of the four colleges will submit a report to the university, following which, a police complaint will be made.

(With PTI inputs)

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Man Killed, Many Hurt In Firing During Idol Immersion In Bihar’s Munger


Violence reportedly erupted following a row between volunteers taking an idol for immersion.


An 18-year-old man was shot dead and some people were injured in firing after clashes during the immersion of Goddess Durga on Monday in Bihar’s Munger. A video showing a police lathi-charge on a group carrying a Durga idol, widely circulated online, has sparked anger just a day before voting begins in the state for a new government.

A disturbing image that has emerged after the incident is that of a young man dead on the ground, his head split open.

The police claim during the immersion of Durga idols last evening, some “anti-social elements” targeted the police and threw stones at them. Violence reportedly erupted following a row between volunteers taking an idol for immersion and the police, which accused the group of delaying the process. The stone-throwing led to a lathicharge. When the situation escalated, the police reportedly also fired.

“During Durga puja immersion, some anti-social elements resorted to stone-pelting which left 20 policemen injured. After this someone from the crowd fired, leading to one death. The situation is under control,” said Lipi Singh, Superintendent of Police, Munger.

Some officials claimed policemen were also fired upon. “Rumours were spread and attempts were made to vitiate the atmosphere after the incident,” said an official, adding that three pistols, bullets and cartridges were found.

“There were attempts to falsely accuse the police of beating up people. The situation is peaceful now. We are trying to identify the accused,” he said.

The man who died was identified as Anurag Poddar.

Among those who tweeted on the incident was Chirag Paswan, whose party is fighting against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar despite being a part of the National Democratic Alliance.

“Munger police should be charged with murder. Devotees were fired upon in the ‘Taliban-like’ rule of Nitish Kumar. The area Superintendent of Police should be immediately suspended and an FIR should be registered. The family of the victim should be given Rs 50 lakh and a government job,” Chirag Paswan tweeted, targeting the Chief Minister.

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi called the incident “unfortunate” and said the Election Commission should investigate and take action.

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“Stop Sowing Discord”: China On Mike Pompeo’s Visit To India, South Asia


Mike Pompeo is in New Delhi for the high-level 2+2 meeting between the US and India


China today urged US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “stop sowing discord” between Beijing and countries in the region, undermining the regional peace and stability, amidst his visit to India for a high-level dialogue aimed at further ramping up overall India-US defence and security ties, and boost strategic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.

Mr Pompeo arrived in India on Monday along with Defence Secretary Mark T Esper for the third edition of the US-India 2+2 dialogue with their counterparts, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

After his India visit, Mr Pompeo is due to visit Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

Asked about Mike Pompeo’s visit to India and other South Asian countries during which the top US diplomat’s focus would be on China’s threats, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a media briefing in Beijing that Mike Pompeo’s attacks and accusations against China are nothing new.

“He repeated them time and again,” Mr Wang said.

“These are groundless accusations which reflect that he is clinging to the Cold War mentality and ideological biases. We urge him to abandon the Cold War and the zero-sum game mentality and stop sowing discord between China and regional countries as well as undermining the regional peace and stability,” Mr Wang said.

His remarks came amidst India and the US signing the landmark Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) that will allow sharing of high-end military technology, classified satellite data and critical information between the two countries.

The signing of the long-negotiated BECA between the two strategic partners also signals further boosting of bilateral defence and military ties, and it comes in the backdrop of India’s tense border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh.

In August, Mike Pompeo said that China poses a threat to the West that is in some ways worse than that posed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

“What’s happening now isn’t Cold War 2.0. The challenge of resisting the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) threat is in some ways worse. The CCP is already enmeshed in our economies, in our politics, in our societies in ways the Soviet Union never was,” he had said in a speech to the Czech Senate.

In July, Mike Pompeo criticised China for its aggressive moves against its neighbours, including “instigating” a deadly confrontation with India in eastern Ladakh, saying Beijing cannot threaten countries and bully them in the Himalayas.

“The recent clashes initiated by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) are just the latest examples of the Chinese Communist Party’s unacceptable behaviour. It’s important that democracies like ours work together, especially as we see more clear than ever the true scope of the challenge posed by the Chinese Communist Party,” he said.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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