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It’s frustrating when you don’t heal properly: Djokovic after shock loss at Australian Open

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Novak Djokovic says he will reassess his fitness situation after a painful defeat to South Korean youngster Chung Hyeon at the Australian Open today.

The Serb former world No.1 played in great discomfort with a recurrence of his right elbow injury and a possible hip/groin problem sustained during the three-set loss in the fourth round on Monday. The six-time winner said his physical situation was “not great” and he would discuss matters with his team medical staff in deciding what to do in the early part of the season. “Yeah, unfortunately, it’s not great. Kind of end of the first set it (elbow) started hurting more. So, yeah, I had to deal with it till the end of the match,” Djokovic told reporters after the match.

“Now I don’t know. I have to reassess everything with my team, medical team, coaches and everybody, scan it, see what the situation is like,” he added. “In the last couple weeks I’ve played a lot of tennis. Let’s see what’s happening.” Djokovic came to Melbourne without playing a tournament since Wimbledon in July when a right elbow injury forced him to shut down his 2017 season. “I have to say I’m very grateful I …read more

Dental council fixes paediatric dentistry age limit to 13


The Dental Council of India (DCI) has fixed the age limit of the Paediatric Dentistry to 13 years to streamline the working process for the patients and doctors. The circular was issued to the principals of all the dental colleges/institutions in the country as most of the teenage dental problems are over by this age and the secondary teeth already replace the primary teeth.

“In view of the decision of the General Body of the Dental Council of India arrived in its meeting, I am directed to inform that the upper age limit of the patients being treated in Paediatric Dentistry Clinic/Department, be considered as 13 years,” stated the circular by DCI Secretary, Sabyasachi Saha.

Children tend to lose their primary teeth by the age of seven, after which the ‘milk’ teeth are replaced by secondary teeth. This process of shedding of deciduous (or primary) teeth and their replacement is known as exfoliation. The exfoliation, in most cases, is done by the age of twelve after which mostly permanent teeth remain there.

According to the experts, the idea is to incorporate a little-known branch of dentistry called ‘Ephebodontics’ that deals with patients between the age 10 and 18 years.

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Violent protest against ‘Padmaavat’ release in Mumbai affects traffic

People holding a banner during a protest demanding ban of film Padmaavat in Meerut

Traffic situation worsened in Mumbai this evening after a group of people carried out a violent agitation against the release of controversial film ‘Padmaavat’ near Vashi toll Naka on Monday evening.

According to Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner, Hemant Nagrale, around 7.45 pm, 25 protesters put 8t burnt tyres on the Sion Panvel Highway between Vashi Toll Naka and Vashi Gaon.

“They burnt the tyres on road and fled away. The Traffic was put on hold for about 20 minutes till we cleared the obstruction and the Traffic resumed,” he said.

An offence has been registered at Vashi Police Station and search is on to trace the culprits,” Nagrale said.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Padmaavat’ is scheduled to release on January 25. Various groups have opposed the release and have warned of violent protests.

Meanwhile, leaders of the Shree Rajput Karni Sena met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today and demanded a ban on the film in the state.

Starring Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji, the film was slated for release on December 1 last year but was postponed as the makers had not got a certificate from …read more

Income Tax dept to exhibit anti-black money drive in maiden Republic Day tableau

 Operation Clean Money (OCM)

For the first time, an Income Tax Department tableau will roll down the Rajpath during the Republic Day parade, showcasing its special anti-black money drive that was launched post demonetization.

The tableau will depict the Operation Clean Money (OCM), its salient features and people’s contribution towards the drive which was launched by the I-T department on January 31 last year. Its two editions have been rolled out by the policy- making body of the I-T Department, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), till now. “The tableau will showcase the OCM which is an initiative of the taxman against black money,” a senior official said.
“As the drive against black funds is a major flagship of the government, the tableau will speak about clean money and how it can be used to create a strong country,” the official added.

He said this will be the first time that the department’s float will be a part of the Republic Day parade on the Rajpath, which witnesses representations from the armed forces besides various states and ministries. Last year, the tableau of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) — which was touted as India’s biggest tax reform since Independence — was part of the January …read more

US Government shutdown: After three days, Democrats strike a deal with Republicans

 Chuck Schumer

US lawmakers struck a deal to reopen the federal government three days into a shutdown prompted by an impasse over immigration and border security, the Senate Democratic leader said on Monday.

“We will vote today to reopen the government,” Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told the Senate. Democrats had insisted that any short-term spending legislation to keep the government running include protections for young undocumented immigrants known as “Dreamers.” Republicans in turn said they would not negotiate on immigration until Democrats gave them the votes needed to reopen the government.

Funding for government operations expired at midnight on Friday and lawmakers worked through the weekend in vain. The outlines of a deal began emerging as a bipartisan group of senators held talks on Sunday and Monday morning. Tens of thousands of federal workers had begun closing down operations on Monday, the first weekday since the shutdown, but essential services such as security and defense operations continued. Schumer said he had come to an arrangement with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on the funding bill to keep the government open until Feb. 8 and a plan to address the issue of the Dreamers.

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Students stay away from shaky school in Goregaon


Several parents of students studying at St John’s Universal School (ICSE) in Goregaon are reluctant to send their children to the shaky school. On the evening of January 10, those inside the school’s premises felt tremors and vibrations in the building. The school’s management decided to appoint a private firm approved by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for a structural audit of the building and declared a holiday. On January 13, DNA was the first to report on the school declaring a holiday.

Despite the school reopening on Monday after 12 days, several parents were still reluctant to send their wards to the school, fearing the structure’s safety. Parents have written to the state government expressing their apprehensions over the 48-year-old building’s safety and quoted the illegalities of Kamala Mills Compound, where a major fire broke on December 29, 2017, as a result of flouting safety norms, for emphasis.

A parent said, “St John’s Universal School resumed on Monday after 12 days but many students remained absent. Every parent was worried about their child’s safety. The school’s management has given us the structural audit report’s front page however we wish to see the entire report and not just the certificate.” The parents …read more

Pune: Three men from Kanjarbhat community thrashed for running WhatsApp group opposing regressive practices

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Three men from Kanjarbhat community were allegedly beaten up by some members of their own community for opposing regressive practices such as virginity test of brides when they had gone to attend a wedding.

The three men are part of a WhatsApp group called ‘Stop the V-Ritual’ which they have formed to oppose the practice of determining the virginity of a bride on the wedding night. The group has around 40 members, most of them youths who have earned the ire of community leaders.

Some of the group’s members had gone to attend a wedding of a person from the same community in Pimpri on Sunday when three of them were attacked by a mob of 40 people.
The three victims were identified as Saurabh Machale, Prashant Tamachikar and Prashant Indrekar.

Following the incident, a case has been registered against people of the community in Pimpri police station. Police has also arrested two persons in this regard.

Speaking about the attack, Indrekar said, “As per the invitation, we had gone to attend the wedding. After attending the function, when we were leaving the venue, a group of people suddenly surrounded Saurabh and Prashant. Before they could realise anything, the mob started beating them. When …read more

Ramesh Govani, owner of Kamala Mills arrested by Mumbai Police

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The Mumbai Police on Monday arrested Ramesh Govani, owner of Kamala Mills where 14 people died due to fire last month.

So far, police have arrested owners of 1 Above and Mojo Bistro’s where the deadly fire broke out. But, with Govani’s arrest, it is clear that the police is trying to nab every stakeholder who is directly and indirectly linked to the Kamala Mills fire.

Families of two people who lost their lives in last month’s fire at the Kamala Mills, on Monday strongly opposed the granting of bail to the five accused by a Mumbai court. Mojo’s Bistro owner Yug Tuli has been placed in judicial custody till January 31. His bail plea was being heard with the pleas of four other accused in the case that claimed 14 lives.

Earlier in the day, the Mumbai Police filed a reply in the bail applications filed by owners of the ‘1 Above’ pub, Jigar Sanghvi, Kripesh Sanghvi and Abhijit Mankar, as well as the owners of the adjoining Mojo’s Bistro, Yug Tuli and Yug Pathak. On Sunday, three people, who were arrested on January 20 in connection with the case, were produced before a Mumbai court. The arrested people were …read more

Police not needed: A UP village with no crime in 40 years!

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According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of heinous crimes such as murder and those against women in 2016. India’s most populous state accounted for 16.1% of the total murder cases in the country in 2016. However, in such a state, there is a also a village, where no crime has been registered for 40 years.

In a tiny hamlet of Kalyanpur in Rampur district of UP, there has been no criminal cases for last 40 years. The village with a population of 300, mostly Muslims, have not filed a single police complaint for the last four decades.

Most of the residents are labourers and work hard to earn their livings. They have no time for quarrels and police cases. Salamat, a resident of the Kalyanpur village, said if a dispute arises, they solve it among themselves.

“There has been no dispute for 40 years. We are 300 people in this villages and most of the adults are labourers. We do not interfere if children fight and they settle it among themselves,” Salamat, a senior resident of the village, said. The village falls under the jurisdiction of Bhot Police Station in Rampur.

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Any ‘misadventure’ from India will get befitting response, says Pak Army Chief

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Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa today warned that any Indian “aggression” or “misadventure” will always get a most befitting response.

He made the remarks during his visit to the Line of Control and Working Boundary in Khuiratta and Ratta Arayan sectors, the Inter-Services Public Relations said. The army chief met local commanders, who briefed him about the ceasefire violations, specially alleged targeting of the civilian population across the LoC and WB, it said. “Our commitment to abide by the ceasefire agreement of 2003 should never be misconstrued as response limitation.
Indian aggression or any misadventure shall always get a most befitting response,” Gen Bajwa said.

He directed for enhanced protective measures including construction of more community shell protection shelters for civil population. Later, he visited Combined Military Hospital in Sialkot to meet injured citizens due to recent Indian shelling, the ISPR said in a statement.

The Border Security Force (BSF) today said it has destroyed Pakistan’s several firing posts, fuel and ammunition dump in a massive retaliation to the repeated ceasefire violations on the international border (IB). BSF also released video footage showing pinpoint targeting of Pakistani forces across the IB. “BSF is giving suitable and pin pointed retaliation to …read more