Bhubaneswar, Goa, Navi Mumbai to host FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup; draw on June 24

World football body FIFA on Wednesday named Bhubaneswar, Goa and Navi Mumbai as host cities for the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in October this year. FIFA also announced that the draw for the marquee tournament will take place on 24 June in Zurich. After the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the event COVID-19 After the pandemic, FIFA, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) began a comprehensive review and consultation process to confirm the host cities. “In order to…

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Opposition calls Mamata Banerjee’s remark ‘shocking’: ‘Bengal turned into another Hathras’

Urging the women of Bengal to condemn the CM’s remarks, state Congress unit chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, “Bengal has turned into Hathras. Don’t know how many such incidents are happening in the state. We don’t know how many bodies are being burnt like this. Doesn’t this victim come under the rule of TMC’s mother, Maati, Manush (mother, land, subjects)? Why is the CM playing the role of devil’s advocate? Why is she defending those who are committing these crimes?” Choudhary was referring to the rape of a Dalit woman…

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In PCMC’s Jan Samvad Sabha: Only 136 complaints, most about water scarcity

The fourth ‘Jan Samvad Sabha’ organized by the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) on Monday received a poor response, with only 136 citizens coming forward with complaints and suggestions. Most of the complaints were about lack of water, drainage lines and bad roads. The Jansamvad Sabha was held simultaneously in eight zonal offices. Senior officials of PCMC including Additional Municipal Commissioner Vikas Dhakane and Ulhas Jagtap, Joint City Engineer Shrikant Sawane, Sanjay Kulkarni Makrand Nikam and Sanjay Kulkarni were present. In a city with a population of more than 25 lakhs,…

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Calcutta High Court sets aside Speaker’s order dismissing plea on Mukul Roy disqualification

THE CALCUTTA High Court on Monday set aside West Bengal Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee’s order dismissing a petition by Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari which sought disqualification of TMC lawmaker Mukul Roy as a member of the House on the ground of defection and restored the matter for fresh consideration. A division bench of Chief Justice Prakash Srivastava and Rajarshi Bharadwaj issued the order on Monday. The petitioner contended that the decision of Speaker Biman Banerjee to retain the post of MLA of Mukul, who had joined the Trinamool Congress…

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After two children were bitten by stray dogs, residents say they have complained several times

Mohammed Shabab was planning to buy new clothes for his children for Eid on Thursday. But he has been in the hospital since Wednesday evening. The walk from their shop to their house in Lucknow’s Musahabganj area on Wednesday afternoon turned fatal for their children – daughter Jannat Fatima (5) and son Mohammad Raza (7). Shabab, 36, who works as a daily wage labourer, said, “One of my children is gone, and the other is fighting for his life in the hospital.” According to the father, the children were playing…

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Explained: What is March Madness, the hugely popular American college basketball tournament?

Every year from mid-March to early April, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments are held in the United States. The championship is known informally as “March Madness”, with much enthusiasm among fans and widespread media coverage.While both men’s and women’s tournaments are held, March Madness is most commonly used in relation to the men’s tournament, a single-elimination competition between 68 teams that takes place over seven rounds. The South Carolina Gamecocks beat the Yukon Huskies to win the 2022 Women’s Championship on…

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Petrol, diesel prices hiked by 40 paise; The total increase is now Rs 8.40 per liter

Petrol and diesel prices were hiked by 40 paise a liter on Monday, taking the total increase in rates over the past two weeks to Rs 8.40 a litre. According to the price notification of state fuel retailers, the price of petrol in Delhi will now be Rs 103.81 per liter, while the price of diesel has increased from Rs 94.67 per liter to Rs 95.07. Rates have been hiked across the country and vary from state to state, based on local taxation events. This is the 12th increase in…

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Transparent watch to shoe charger: 5 brands with seriously funny April Fool’s Day pranks

As the clock struck 12 on March, people started taking everything that they saw and heard online with a bucketful of salt. Kicking off April in style, pranksters welcome the month’s first day with glee, and even brands around the world decided to join in on the fun. While April Fool’s Day jokes are not unusual or rare, every year corporate agencies take their pranks to a new level. Of course, people are able to see through some of the pranks, while fall victim of others. There are those rare…

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Daily Briefing: General Bipin Rawat’s last rites today; Laws repealed, farmers end protest

Big Story  Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, the nation’s most senior military officer who was killed, along with his wife and 11 armed forces personnel, in an IAF helicopter crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu Wednesday, will be cremated with full military honours in New Delhi today afternoon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who met the family members, led the nation in paying tribute by placing a wreath and offering petals before each of the 13 caskets. Only in the Express  D S Hooda, a former General Officer Commanding-in-Chief…

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Man gets death for rape, murder of 2-year-old girl after trial ends in 5 days

A POCSO court in Surat on Tuesday awarded death sentence to a 35-year-old man for raping and murdering a two-and-a-half-year-old girl. The trial in the case was completed in five days during which 42 witnesses were heard and examined by the court. According to the case, the girl, daughter of a textile worker, went missing while playing outside her home November 4 . After unsuccessfully searching for the girl her family members lodged a missing person complaint with police. On November 7, police found the body of the minor girl…

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