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His remarks come a day after PM Modi’s decision to cancel the CBSE class 12 board exams amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday demanded that state boards should also cancel examinations like those of the CBSE.His remarks come a day after the government decided to cancel the CBSE class 12 board exams amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting that the decision has been taken in the interest of students and the anxiety among students, parents and teachers must be put to an end.In a tweet in Hindi, Mr. Yadav…

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Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan on Monday announced that the board will not be handing out NOCs (No Objection Certificates) to their players Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman for participating in the remainder of IPL 2021.The BCCI recently announced that the tournament will be completed in the UAE during the September-October window. Following that, the BCB president made the announcement. Moreover, ECB’s Ashley Giles had already stayed that England players will most likely miss the second half as well.ALSO READ| ‘A one-off genius like him comes very rarely’: Ramiz Raja lavishes praise on India bowler ahead of WTC…

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Spring time is champagne time for tea lovers. It is important to clarify that the tea lovers referred to here are a palate apart from chai lovers. They are a growing niche of aficionados—those who prefer brewed tea leaves (known as orthodox tea) and raise their noses at the CTC chai drinkers.Spring is when the fresh leaves and silver buds emerging from the tea bushes—all slumbering and wrapped in winter mists—are ready for the first picking of the year. This tea, referred to as first flush or spring flush, is produced mostly in Darjeeling and in select gardens of the…

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Johnson & Johnson, which is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, has stopped selling its iconic talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the US and Canada, though it remains on the market elsewhere. Johnson & Johnson, which is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, has stopped selling its iconic talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the US and Canada. (Photo: Reuters)The Supreme Court is leaving in place a $2 billion verdict in favor of women who claim they developed ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson talc products.The justices did not comment Tuesday in rejecting Johnson & Johnson’s appeal. The company argued…

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With her new supernatural series, The Last Hour, releasing on Amazon Prime Video on May 14, the actress suggests there are more things in heaven and Earth than we dream of in our philosophies Photo by Somnath RoyQ. Tell us about your role in The Last HourI play a very mysterious character in the series, so I cannot reveal much. All I can say is I was thrilled. I have never played a character like this before. Both the show’s concept and storyline are very unique. Also, I had watched director Amit Kumar’s Monsoon Shootout. I felt he thinks differently,…

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A bike owner usually thinks of two-wheeler insurance as a formality. It is often perceived as an added cost instead of a financial cushion. Bikers might boast about their knowledge regarding tuning, maintaining, and beautifying their beloved two-wheelers but the same kind of interest is not expressed when it comes to the bike’s insurance policy. This can be attributed to the complexities associated with the insurance industry at large. However, things are changing in today’s digital era. Nowadays, it is easy to understand and purchase insurance thanks to the developments in the online world. Getting the Basics Right Whether you…

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Lakshvir Saran in a still from 2020 film MilestonePlots are not essential to filmmaker Ivan Ayr’s independent films. Characters, instead, take centre stage. In his acclaimed debut, Soni, a hot-headed Delhi police officer navigates a rigged system. Ghalib, the trucker protagonist of his second film, Milestone, is quieter. Writing dialogues, says Ayr, doesn’t come easily to him. He would rather let the hardened faces and drab spaces speak for themselves. The filmmaker credits Haruki Murakami as an influence, which explains his tendency to model characters as “reticent and passive”.In Milestone—which, like Soni, is also a Netflix release—Ayr zooms in on…

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The makers of last year’s MX Player series, Mastram, hired Canadian intimacy coordinator Amanda Cutting to help during filming. Inspired by the life of an erotica writer, Mastram featured several sex scenes, and Cutting’s job was to ensure they happened as smoothly as possible. Then, last September, India got its first certified intimacy coordinator in Aastha Khanna, fresh from a 16-week-long training course from the Intimacy Professionals Association. An assistant director, Khanna stumbled into this niche when she realised there was no dedicated professional on the job. “The idea is to help the director realise their vision, while making sure…

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tech2 News StaffJun 02, 2021 10:14:24 ISTXiaomi launched its Mi TV 4A 40 Horizon Edition in India at a price of Rs 23,999. The smart TV will be available for purchase in India starting today. The highlights of Mi TV 4A 40 Horizon Edition include 20 W stereo speakers, Patchwall UI based on Android TV 9 and Xiaomi’s own Vivid Picture Engine (VPE) technology. Notably, this is the third model in the Horizon Edition lineup, which already includes a 32-inch and a 42-inch model. Mi TV 4A 40 Horizon Edition Mi TV 4A 40 Horizon Edition pricing, availability, sale offers The Mi TV…

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Actor Randeep HoodaActor Randeep Hooda may have mastered the negative role when it comes to his films, but in real life, he is trying to spread positivity by getting medical aid to those who now need it mostQ. Radhe is your third film with Salman Khan. With each project, it seems your screen time has increased. What is he like to work with?You have got to sing his tune, for sure. We have been friends off-screen for over a decade now. He is always [someone who works] in the spur of the moment. Radhe is not the kind of film…

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