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Avrodh is a retelling, sans any jingoistic and provocative dialogues or scenes, of how the government and armed forces worked tirelessly to avenge the killing of 19 soldiers at an Army base camp in Uri.

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Vidya Balan owns the material that she is given, course-correcting every time she tends to slip into being mannered. The supporting cast is fine.

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The songwriters released the video days after raising concerns about lack of credits for their work on various music streaming platforms.

Technology

Reno4 Pro launch, OPPO, fast charging

OPPO Reno4 Pro also promises a host of other features that will take the market by storm. With its 3D Borderless Sense Screen that curves 55.9 degrees and sleek design, the Reno4 Pro is going to turn heads.

The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google faced an onslaught of questions posed by a 15-member panel of democratic and republican lawmakers at the historic hearing on Capitol Hill.

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OnePlus 8T can be one of the first devices to run Android 11 out-of-the-box. Android 11 is expected to surface in the third quarter of 2020 which can be in September as well. 

Chandigarh News

Captain Amarinder says all patients will be supplied plasma free-of-cost
Captain Amarinder says all patients will be supplied plasma free-of-cost

The CM intervened soon after the Aam Aadmi Party announced that it would statewide protest on Friday against the sale of plasma separated from donated blood.

All SFJ websites being banned as soon as noticed: Punjab tells HC
All SFJ websites being banned as soon as noticed: Punjab tells HC

The court was informed that 116 WhatsApp groups related to SFJ had been banned and 16 FIRs had been registered against the organisation.

Mohali city’s water supply system to be overhauled
Mohali city’s water supply system to be overhauled

The minister said that high pressure water supply is a long standing demand of Mohali’s residents and booster stations are being set up at five places in the city to meet this demand.

Court gives last chance to UT Police DIG to submit report on Inspector Kaur
Court gives last chance to UT Police DIG to submit report on Inspector Kaur

After remand, Kaur was produced in the court and was sent to judicial custody. Meanwhile, her plea to keep her separate from other prisoners in jail was rejected.

PG accommodation fire case: Court dismisses criminal revision plea of accused
PG accommodation fire case: Court dismisses criminal revision plea of accused

The revision petition was dismissed by the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Rajesh Sharma, observing that ‘charge-sheet contains all the necessary details required’.

Kotkhai custodial death case: Zaidi seeks access to computer, better facilities; court issues notice to CBI
Kotkhai custodial death case: Zaidi seeks access to computer, better facilities; court issues notice to CBI

In his application, Zaidi mentioned that he has been confined to the Burail Jail since January 24, 2020.

Badnore asks PGIMER to carry out sero testing, rapid antigen testing
Badnore asks PGIMER to carry out sero testing, rapid antigen testing

Sero prevalence study has been conducted in areas like Delhi and Maharashtra.

Night curfew may continue with added time restrictions
Night curfew may continue with added time restrictions

Sources in UT administration said that they will not go ahead with the removal of night curfew as allowed by Centre in unlock 3 and rather the timings will be stricter.

Covid deaths push Ludhiana’s only LPG crematorium to its limits
Covid deaths push Ludhiana’s only LPG crematorium to its limits

Since April 18, Ramgarhia cremation ground in Ludhiana has seen cremations of 85 coronavirus patients. The crematorium has only one LPG chamber, which was set up four years back, but had remained unused till the pandemic outbreak.

Pvt hospital in Panchkula turns away patient, cites lack of Covid isolation ICU beds
Pvt hospital in Panchkula turns away patient, cites lack of Covid isolation ICU beds

A family has alleged refusal by a private hospital to treat their 76-year-old corona suspected patient, saying they were turned away as “the hospital did not have any ICU beds left”.

71% Covid deaths, 62% positive cases in Punjab from five districts
71% Covid deaths, 62% positive cases in Punjab from five districts

Having reported 2,819 cases and 79 fatalities, Ludhiana tops both lists.

Pvt labs begin antibody testing in UT, but experts say test is futile for individuals
Pvt labs begin antibody testing in UT, but experts say test is futile for individuals

Although, a cheaper alternative to RT PCR tests, experts state that antibody testing is useless to common citizens if they wish to know whether they have the disease, adding that it is only useful for serological surveys.

Over half of Haryana’s Covid cases, over 60% deaths in 2 districts
Over half of Haryana’s Covid cases, over 60% deaths in 2 districts

Both Faridabad and Gurgaon have till date, reported 17,207 cases and 251 deaths, while the remaining 20 districts of Haryana have so far got 16,424 cases and 162 deaths till date.

Not keen on online classes, Punjab students postpone their admissions to foreign univs

With Indian students making immense contribution in tuition fees to foreign universities they pick, these institutions too are preparing for student intake alongside the Covid crisis with several concessions.

Dalits fighting for panchayat land share protest again, 125 arrested
Dalits fighting for panchayat land share protest again, 125 arrested

Villagers have been protesting for the past 71 days, demanding their rights to do group farming on village panchayat land reserved for Dalits. They have been sitting on dharna in vacant agriculture fields since May 20.

In Patiala, plant 10 saplings to get arms licence, 5 to renew it
In Patiala, plant 10 saplings to get arms licence, 5 to renew it

Under the Trees – For – Gun initiative, anyone desirous of attaining a new arms license or renewing an existing one would have to plant 10 trees for a new license and 5 for renewal. One would have to submit a selfie with each planted sapling at the time of filing an application.

Sukhbir Badal virtually supporting SFJ, says CM Amarinder Singh
Sukhbir Badal virtually supporting SFJ, says CM Amarinder Singh

Amarinder Singh lashed out at the Shiromani Akali Dal chief for trying to compromise the interests of Punjab with his politically motivated propaganda against the Punjab Police.

Punjab: Death rate more than doubled in last 23 days, govt advisor blames delayed reporting by patients
Punjab: Death rate more than doubled in last 23 days, govt advisor blames delayed reporting by patients

Punjab had reported 164 deaths in the state till July 5. The toll rose to 336 by Tuesday, 23 days later. In the last 24 hours, as many as 19 deaths have been reported, as per the media bulletin.

Punjab govt’s health advisor justifies high cost of plasma unit for private hospitals
Punjab govt’s health advisor justifies high cost of plasma unit for private hospitals

Talking to The Indian Express, PGIMER director Dr K K Talwar said that every unit of plasma was costing the state Rs 16,000-17,000 to conduct the test on a recovered patient to see whether he had enough antibodies.

Haryana’s Covid-19 death toll crosses 400
Haryana’s Covid-19 death toll crosses 400

Among the nine patients who lost their lives due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, four patients died in Faridabad, two in Ambala, and one each in Gurgaon, Jhajjar and Panchkula.

There’s no water to share with Haryana: Jakhar to Dhankar
There’s no water to share with Haryana: Jakhar to Dhankar

PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar said Punjab’s first responsibility was towards its own people, particularly its farmers, and it was unfortunately not in a position to share its limited water resource with other states.

Punjab: First lot of 50,000 smartphones in; to be first distributed among girl students
Punjab: First lot of 50,000 smartphones in; to be first distributed among girl students

Free smartphones to youth was a pre-poll promise of the Congress party. It had got youths to fill forms to claim a smartphone if Congress was voted to power.

Haryana Vidhan Sabha set to go paperless, Rs 20-cr project approved
Haryana Vidhan Sabha set to go paperless, Rs 20-cr project approved

The entire project will cost Rs 20 crore, out of which 60 per cent will be borne by the Centre. The project will be completed in about a year and is being carried out using the central government’s National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA).

Chandigarh Civic body couldn’t complete over 50% of road repair work, be ready for a bumpy ride
Chandigarh Civic body couldn’t complete over 50% of road repair work, be ready for a bumpy ride

Road work worth Rs 45 crore was to be done in the first phase. However, officials said that the work could not be completed due to the lockdown and the ongoing monsoon.

CSIR-CSIO gets new chief
CSIR-CSIO gets new chief

Professor Ramakrishna stated that it will be his privilege to lead Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), a premier national laboratory dedicated to research, design and development of scientific and industrial instruments.

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