Punjab Times

Telangana CEC lays rules as part of MCC after announcement of poll schedule

(Cheif Election Officer Rajat Kumar)

Following the announcement of the poll schedule, the Telangana Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar on Saturday laid down rules to be followed after Model Code of Conduct (MCC) comes into force.

Kumar said, “Political posters, banners, and advertisements on all government properties have to be removed in the next 24 years. Similar material from public places also has to be cleared within 48 hours.

Even for private properties, which lack official permission or have objections from people have to be cleared of political posters and banners with the next three days. Further, within 72 hours all the district election officers will give me a list of such works which have been grounded so that in future if there is a complaint that new works have been taken up we will use this list as the basis. “

He also asserted that use of official vehicles will be completely banned for political parties and election candidates.

“We are asking that there will be a total ban of the use of official vehicles by political parties, election candidates or any other such person connected with elections. We have directed the police, we have directed the commissioner of excise and we have also directed the income tax …read more

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court Judge amidst widespread outcry over sexual assault allegations

(Brett Kavanaugh)

Brett Kavanaugh, 53, was sworn in as a judge of the US Supreme Court, hours after he was confirmed by a bitterly divided Senate by 50-48 votes.

Kavanaugh was officially sworn in early Saturday evening as the 114th Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts who administered the Constitutional Oath in the Justices’ Conference Room. Retired Associate Justice Anthony M Kennedy administered the Judicial Oath. Wife Ashley Kavanaugh held the family Bible. Justice Kavanaugh’s two daughters, Liza and Margaret, and his parents attended the ceremony. Kavanaugh replaces Kennedy, who had announced his resignation early this year.

The swearing in of Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court judge brought to end weeks of bitterly fought battle between the ruling Republican and the opposition Democratic parties.

Things took an ugly turn in the last few weeks, when at least three women came forward with allegations that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted them.

Millions of people inside US and abroad watched live on their television sets the open hearing of Kavanaugh and his first accuser Christine Ford, a professor in California.

Under tremendous political pressure, Trump ordered a last-minute FBI supplemental inquiry, the results of which reports said did not prove the allegations. …read more

Delhi’s air quality at poor for a second day

Air Pollution

The air quality in Delhi remained ‘poor’ for a second consecutive day with the overall air quality index (AQI) being reported at 211 at 4 pm on Saturday. The AQI on Friday was registered at 259.

According to experts, the cause behind the drop in the air quality is the change in the wind’s direction, which is now flowing from areas in Haryana and Punjab where stubble is burnt around this time.

“This is the period of monsoon withdrawals and a low pressure system in the Arabian Sea is developing. Such large scale processes tend to calm the wind speed which is usual for this time. This tends to increase the pollution level. The impact of local transport is insignificant so far,” said Gufran Beig, project director at the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).

SAFAR has also forecasted further deterioration of air quality in the next two days with the PM10 expected to touch 210 and PM2.5 to reach 104 in the next three days.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor, and 401-500 severe. The PM10 level (presence of particles with diameter less than 10mm) was at 191 …read more

Bullseye joins Netflix’s Daredevil for season 3

Marvel and Netflix took the wraps off a new trailer for the third season of Daredevil earlier this week, and held a panel for the show during New York Comic Con on Saturday. The trailer teases Daredevil villain Bullseye, who is both a fan-favorite and a force to reckon with, while at the panel, the cast and crew explored how the introduction of the classic villain will impact the series.

The main cast of Daredevil arrived on stage to not only answer questions from the panel audience, but also speak on the new dynamic within the cast. Some of season three’s newcomers include Maggie (portrayed by Joanne Whalley) and Agent Nadeem (portrayed by Jay Ali).

Spoilers ahead for the upcoming third season of Daredevil.

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The new trailer for Star Trek Discovery’s second season shows off plenty of action and a bearded Spock

At New York Comic Con this afternoon, CBS unveiled the latest trailer for its upcoming second season of Star Trek Discovery showing off what’s next for the crew of the titular ship. The network also revealed that the show would return on January 17th, 2019.

Set a decade prior to the original Star Trek series, Star Trek Discovery follows the crew of the USS Discovery and disgraced Starfleet officer Michael Burnham as they contend with a war against the Klingons, and end up in the Mirror Universe, where they discover a tyrannical version of their world. Our first look at this second season came earlier this summer at San Diego Comic-Con, with a teaser that introduced Captain Christopher Pike (played by Anson Mount), as he takes command of…

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Karan Johar to expose Ranveer Singh and Akshay Kumar’s wild, wacky bromance on Koffee With Karan 6

Ranveer Singh and Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar and Ranveer Singh‘s bromance has been the highlight of several events and parties and the powerful duo will now be seen sharing the couch of Karan Johar‘s popular chat show, ‘Koffee With Karan’.

On Saturday, Akshay shared a picture from the sets where he and Ranveer can be seen planting passionate kisses on host KJo’s cheeks.

Akshay wrote, “Not much of a koffee person but the only time I make an exception as @karanjohar knows how to brew it to perfection. Was super fun sharing the couch with @ranveersingh #KoffeeWithKaran”


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Kumkum Bhagya 3rd October 2018 Written Update: Tarun confesses his love for Neha to Pragya

Still from Kumkum Bhagya

In the latest episode of Kumkum Bhagya Neha and Tarun are keeping an eye on Pragya. Neha notices that the shadow of her hair is visible due to the wind, and she rushes to shut the window. Tarun tries to help Pragya by offering her water to drink, but Pragya is angry with him.

In another scene, Purab tells Disha that Abhi gets angry when someone talks to him about his past, so she should not mention it in front of him. Disha argues saying that Abhi-Pragya’s relation began with argument. She believes that, Abhi still loves Pragya. Tanu eavesdrops their conversation and tells Disha that she salutes her blind love towards Pragya. Purab tells Disha to avoid her but Tanu starts insulting Disha.

Meanwhile, Pragya is still tied up and struggling to get out of the rope. Tarun confesses his love for Neha to Pragya. Pragya yells at him that someone is hurt and in jail because of his true love. Pragya asks him to confess everything in front of police, but Tarun refuses and that would lead to Neha’s marriage with someone else and Bhai would get him arrested. Saying that, he leaves Pragya and elopes.

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