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Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said: ‘State is in grip of unprecedented post-poll retributive violence at unimaginable scale with lakhs of people being displaced and property worth hundreds of crores vandalised.’ West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday raised concern on the law-and-order situation pointing out that “rampant post-poll retributive violence is continuing in the State” and summoned Chief Secretary to brief him on the situation.“Extremely alarming law & order scenario @MamataOfficial. Security environment is seriously compromised. In such a grim situation called upon Chief Secretary to brief me on the law-and-order situation on Monday 7th June and indicate all steps taken…

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Virat Kohli’s Team India and Kane Williamson-led New Zealand will lock horns in the World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton, beginning on June 18. The two teams fought hard for over two years to reach the summit clash and as experts and former cricketers would testify, the teams shape up well and one can expect the game to be a cracking one.The predictions on various aspects of the match, which only starts 12 days later, began much earlier. The latest to jump on the bandwagon is West Indies’ great Michael Holding, who has picked his favorites to win the…

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Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra says he would prefer India winning the five-match Test series against England over the WTC final if he had to make a pick between the two. Chopra’s response came in a reply to this question asked by the fan in the latest video uploaded on his Youtube channel.The Virat Kohli-led Indian team will take on Kane Williamson’s New Zealand in the WTC final in Southampton starting from June 18th. After the highly-anticipated final, India will gear up for the Test series against England which will begin from 4th August.Also read: ‘Surprised to see the number…

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The Indian Premier League has set the bar high in terms of T20 league tournaments across the world. While tournaments like the Big Bash League, Caribbean Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League and Pakistan Super League have left a mark in franchise cricket, the IPL has a star power and reach like no one else. Which is why cricketers all around the world call the IPL the crème de la crème of franchise cricket.Faf du Plessis, who plays for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL and is gearing up to play for the Quetta Gladiators in the PSL, whose sixth season…

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Yarn of life stretched to the limit for daily wagers such as Chitra in capital mill For eight years, Chitra, a daily wager at the National Textile Corporation’s (NTC) Vijayamohini mills here, had earned just enough to meet her family’s expenses. Now, for the past one year, the family of six has been depending on the old-age pensions of her parents.When the NTC closed down its 23 spinning mills following the COVID-19-induced lockdown in March last year, Vijayamohini mills too downed its shutters and remained closed for more than one year.When the mill reopened in March this year, temporary workers…

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‘If there can be home delivery of pizza and burgers and mobile phones why can there be not home delivery of ration,’ asks the Delhi Chief Minister. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a digital address, requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the doorstep delivery of ration scheme that was stopped by the Central government. The doorstep delivery of ration scheme was scheduled to be rolled out from June 7.Mr. Kejriwal said that there was a ‘ration mafia’ that existed in the Capital for several years and that his government was trying to end it by starting the doorstep…

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Actor Lisa Banes was reportedly passing through a cross-walk to meet friends for dinner when she was hit by a speeding two-wheeler in New York on Friday evening. ANI | PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2021 11:41 AM IST American actor Lisa Banes is in critical condition after getting hit by a two-wheeler who fled the scene out in New York City, TMZ has confirmed. The actor is known for her roles in films such as Gone Girl and Cocktail.Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the tragic accident took place on late Friday evening on the Upper West Side near the…

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Kerala has administered over one crore doses of COVID vaccine as on June 4 midnight.Of these, 78,75,797 are first doses administered, while 21,37,389 persons in the State have received both doses of vaccine.Health Minister Veena George in a statement here said that the State could proceed with vaccination at a fast pace because of the total involvement and cooperation of the health workers in the process. Kerala has achieved this with zero wastage of vaccine, which has come in for much appreciation from the Union Health Ministry too, she pointed out. In the 18-44 years group, the State has vaccinated…

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Former India chief selector MSK Prasad believes the 30-year-old Mumbai batsman Suryakumar Yadav can make a big impact in the upcoming limited-overs series in Sri Lanka. India are set to play three ODIs and three T20Is starting July 13th against Sri Lanka. But with Virat Kohli-led Test squad away in England, India are expected to send a squad of fringe players to Sri Lanka for the limited-overs series.And this is why MSK Prasad believes that players like Suryakumar, Ishan Kishan, and Sanju Samson, who have been excellent in the IPL, can make a great impact in the series.Also read: Chappell…

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