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Motivated Bhullar back in action

Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar is set to return to action after more than six months as he tees up at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open this week.

The nine-time winner on Asian Tour, and one-time winner on European Tour, Bhullar last played on the Tour in March at the Malaysia Open.

Also in the field is Shubhankar Sharma, who got back to action with the Hero Open, the second event on the UK swing after the European Tour re-started in June.

Bhullar, whose sole win on European Tour came at the Fiji International in 2018, plays with Englishmen Ashley Chesters and Steve Brown.

Shubhankar plays with Dane Joachim Hansen and England’s David Law at the Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort in Northern Ireland.


Bhullar, who reached Europe earlier this week, said, “I am really excited to get back on ...

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Amid objections by several ministers, Cabinet decides to bid for a drug park at Bathinda

Written by Kanchan Vasdev | Chandigarh | September 24, 2020 12:28:27 am

amarinder singh, Manpreet Singh Badal, punjab cabinet, Bulk Drug Park, Bulk Drug Park construction, punjab news, indian express newsAmarinder Singh, it is learnt, told the Cabinet that the state should bid for the park and see the result as many states would be bidding for the park. (File)

Amid objections by several ministers, the Punjab Cabinet Wednesday gave the go-ahead to bid for setting up a Bulk Drug Park at a cost of Rs 1,878 crore at Bathinda on a part of the land of Bathinda Thermal Plant.

The Centre has launched a new scheme for establishment of three such parks in the country. Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal is learnt to be inclined to get a Bulk Drug Park at Bathinda, his Assembly constituency. The Cabinet on Wednesday empowered Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to bid for getting the park in the state.

However, seve...

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Bars in Ashland ordered to close for 17 days starting Friday

After a recent COVID-19 exposure at at least seven bars and taverns in Ashland, the Ashland County Public Health Department has ordered drinking establishments to close in the city and the immediate surrounding area for 17 days to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The order goes into effect Friday at 12:01 a.m. and expires Oct. 11 at 11:59 p.m. Those who do not comply could pay $200-$500 for each violation and that includes both those operating the business and customers, according to Ashland County.

The county defined a bar or tavern as any establishment where alcoholic beverages make up at least 51% of the gross receipts. Bars and taverns that contain restaurants can remain open as long as their bar seating closes.

Of the 32 new diagnoses of COVID-19 in the last three weeks, Ashland C...

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Indian Premier League 2020 | Rayudu likely to miss one more game

Ambati Rayudu, grappling with a hamstring strain, is likely to miss at least one more CSK game after not figuring in Tuesday’s clash against Rajasthan Royals.

Rayudu will undergo assessment by the side’s physio on Thursday morning.

The franchise’s CEO K.S. Viswanathan was optimistic Rayudu would recover soon.

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Covid patient dies by suicide at Shimla hospital; magisterial probe ordered

By: Express News Service | Shimla | September 23, 2020 11:14:16 pm

himachal pradesh coronavirus cases, shimla hospital covid patient, covid patient suicide coronavirusThe victim was admitted to hospital here on September 18, a few days ago after testing positive for the coronavirus. (Representational)

A 54-year-old Covid-19 positive woman patient allegedly died by suicide at a government hospital during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday in Shimla, police said. Her family members alleged that negligence by the hospital’s medical staff drove her to suicide.

The victim was admitted to Deen Dyal Upadhyay Hospital here on September 18, a few days ago after testing positive for the coronavirus, an official said. Her son told the police that she was also suffering from hypertension.

The SP said a report from the hospital has been sought and inquest proceedings under Sect...

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Kentucky grand jury indicts one of three officers in Breonna Taylor case

Jefferson Circuit Judge Annie O’Connell read the grand jury’s decision in open court. Media reports said the officer indicted was Detective Brett Hankison.

Police shot Taylor, 26, in front of her boyfriend after they forced their way into her apartment with a so-called “no knock” warrant.

Taylor’s death, alongside that of George Floyd, a Black man who died in May after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck, helped spark a nationwide wave of protests demanding racial justice and an end to the use of excessive force by law enforcement.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron was due to hold a news conference to announce the grand jury’s decision regarding Hankison, Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove.

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Indian Premier League 2020, KKR vs MI | Rohit Sharma takes Mumbai to competitive total

KKR opted for Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine as their overseas players

Skipper Rohit Sharma pummelled the Kolkata Knight Riders bowling into submission and powered Mumbai Indians to an imposing 195 for five in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Wednesday.

After Shivam Mavi (2/32) removed opener Quinton De Kock (1) cheaply, Rohit (80 off 54 balls; 3 fours, 6 sixes) and Suryakumar Yadav (47 off 28; 6 fours, 1 six) conjured 90 runs for the second wicket to pull the team out of trouble.

Rohit, who began with a maximum, displayed his languid grace and elegance as he took the Kolkata attack to the cleansers. Surya effortlessly smashed four boundaries off Sandeep Warrier (0/34), including a cover-drive and a flick, in the third over.

Rohit got going after smas...

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Is your conduct consistent with claim for fair trial, investigation: HC to Mehul Choksi

By: PTI | New Delhi | September 23, 2020 9:54:54 pm

Bad Boy Billionaires, Bad Boy Billionaires netflix, Bad Boy Billionaires Mehul Choksi, Mehul Choksi netflix, Mehul Choksi delhi hc plea, pnb scam, delhi newsChoksi left the country last year and was granted citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda.

The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked Mehul Choksi, an accused in the USD 2 billion PNB scam who went to the US for treatment and ended up taking citizenship of Antigua, whether his claims for a fair trial and investigation were consistent with his own conduct.

The query by a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan was posed to Choksi’s counsel during the hearing of his appeal against a single judge order which dismissed his plea for pre-screening of Netflix docuseries ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’.

Advocate Vijay Aggarwal, appearing for Choksi, said there is a footage about his client in the series which allegedly shows him in ...

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Minnesota Public Radio CEO to step down amid calls for racial and gender equity

“For the past two years, Jon has been discussing CEO succession with leaders of the board and he believes now is the time to begin the transition to new leadership for APMG,” wrote Mary Brainerd, chair of the Minnesota Public Radio and APMG board, in a letter to all staff that was co-signed by McTaggart.

Jon McTaggart, president and CEO of American Public Media Group.

Jon McTaggart, president and CEO of American Public Media Group.

The decision comes on the same day a group of MPR and APM employees wrote an open letter to listeners and audiences describing a lack of faith in senior leaders. It said the company has “fostered a harmful working environment for women and journalists of color” over its 53-year history.

McTaggart, Brainerd and representatives from APMG, which is the parent company of Minnesota Public Radio and American Public...

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Indian Premier League 2020, MI vs KKR | Kolkata opts to bowl against Mumbai

KKR opted for Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine as their overseas players

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and opted to field in their Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday.

KKR opted for Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine as their overseas players, while Mumbai Indians are playing the same XI that played in the tournament opener against Chennai Super Kings.


Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (capt/wk), Nikhil Naik, Pat...

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