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Mosques In French Cities Bordeaux, Beziers Under Police Protection After Threats

French teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded by an attacker who was shot dead by policemen. (File) Paris: French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Wednesday he had asked local authorities to put mosques in the cities of Bordeaux and Beziers in southwestern France under police protection following threats or acts of violence. “Such actions are […]


Govt pushes strategic PSU sales, 4 companies may net Rs 49,000 crore

NEW DELHI: The department of investment and public asset management (Dipam) is ready to push ahead with the strategic sale of several public sector companies with bids and expressions of interest (EoIs) for oil marketing company BPCL, Shipping Corporation, Concor and BEML planned next month. These four companies can help the government realise close to […]

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With a recent rule change and some unusual help from a private jet, Nick Saban coached the Crimson Tide to victory.

More than seven months into the nation’s coronavirus crisis, access to testing remains inconsistent, except among America’s elite. Count the University of Alabama’s football program and its coach, Nick Saban, among that elite. Anchored by one of the most celebrated brands in college football — the university claims 17 national championships, including five during Saban’s […]

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The Czech Republic will close shops and further tighten rules to stem its outbreak.

The Czech Republic on Wednesday, responding to an influx in cases that in mid-October made it the country with the highest coronavirus transmission rates in Europe, announced plans to close most shops and further tighten restrictions on movement. Last week, the country closed schools, bars, restaurants and clubs. Places serving takeout food could do so […]