The 7 College Football Teams That Control Their Own Destiny

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first_imgCFB Playoff logo promotion.Twitter/Playoff CFB PlayoffTwitter/PlayoffTuesday night, the College Football Playoff committee unveiled its third set of rankings, which features no changes from 1-5, but a major shakeup after. Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Iowa held serve, but a number of teams, including Oklahoma, made major moves.At this point, while there is still a great deal of football to be played, a few things are obvious. There are seven teams that are in complete control of their own destiny. What does that really mean? If these seven teams win out, they’re locks for the College Football Playoff – no question. These squads are either undefeated or are involved in virtual play-in games that will knock out other contenders.The two teams with the best playoff odds that don’t control their own destiny? That’d be Oklahoma, which, given its loss to Texas, would need a little help to get in with an 11-1 record, and Notre Dame, which won’t have the luxury of claiming a conference championship, should it also finish with an 11-1 mark. Oddly enough, there are many who believe that the last playoff spot could come down to the Sooners and the Irish.Here are the seven teams that control their own destiny.7 Teams: Clemson >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8last_img read more

DeMo cases CBDT extends taxmans deadline to Dec 31

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first_imgNew Delhi: The CBDT on Thursday extended the deadline up to December 31 for the Income-tax department to complete the final assessment of about 87,000 entities that made suspicious deposits post-demonetisation. The existing deadline of September 30 is being “extended” by three months after considering “various difficulties” being reported by the field offices of the department in finalising assessments in OCM (operation clean money) cases, a senior official told PTI. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraAn order was issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Thursday, setting the new deadline on December 31, the official said. The CBDT frames policy for the I-T department. This is the second extension given by the Board in this case after the first deadline of June 30 was extended up to September, the official said. ‘Operation Clean Money’ is the special title given by the CBDT to the specific probe it launched to check black money post-demonetisation. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysThe assessing officers (AOs) of the tax department had in July asked the CBDT to extend the deadline, saying it was “humanly impossible” to finish the task in the given timeline as it required a lot of “paperwork and manpower”. These cases are those where suspicious deposits of huge amounts or amounts not in conformity with the transaction history of the entity were made post-demonetisation, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016. Two high-value notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 were demonetised as part of the decision. The board, earlier, had also framed a standard operating procedure (SOP) for the assessment of these cases stating that the taxman initially sent notices (under Section 142(1) that pertains to inquiry before assessment) in three lakh cases, 87,000 out of these have “not filed their return of income” for assessment year 2017-18.” It had asked the assessing officers to use the ‘best judgement assessment’ procedure as stipulated under Section 144 of the I-T Act to finalise these 87,000 cases. The section essentially reads, “If any person fails to comply with all the terms of notice issued under Section 142(1), the assessing officer after taking into account all relevant material which the AO has gathered shall after giving the assessee an opportunity of being heard, make the assessment of total income or loss to the best of his judgement…” The CBDT, on its part, had assured the AOs that its technical and data mining arm will provide them with the addresses, bank accounts and the transaction details of these 87,000 individuals and entities who have made “substantial cash deposits during the demonetisation period”. It had asked the AOs that they should also make a “detailed analysis of past Income Tax Returns, if available, to form an opinion regarding the nature of transactions related to demonetisation” while framing the assessment of these entities. “On the basis of all material and evidence gathered by the AO, during the course of assessment proceedings, assessee would be duly provided with an opportunity to explain his/her case,” the SOP said. The SOP said that once the “ultimate beneficiary of a transaction has been established”, the AO should forward this to his counterpart who has jurisdiction over the entity under scanner. It had flagged a special case, saying if “entry operators” or hawala trade-like instances are found then the jurisdictional assessing officers should “tax the unaccounted commission receipts” and unearth the nexus to catch tax evaders. The range heads, officers in the ranks of principal chief commissioners and chief commissioners of the department, were also asked to “monitor” the framing of the final assessment order of these entities.last_img read more

Inlaws arrested for thrashing woman over dowry demand

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first_imgJajpur: A woman in Odisha’s Jajpur district was allegedly thrashed by her father-in-law and mother-in-law over dowry demand, police said on Friday. The father-in-law, mother-in-law and the husband of the woman were arrested after a video of in-laws beating their daughter-in-law and dragging her by the hair over dowry demand went viral on social media on Wednesday night, the police said. In the video, a man identified as Nabin Behera was seen dragging his daughter-in-law by her hair while his wife Charulata Behera was beating her with a stick at Dhaneswar village under the jurisdiction of Korei police station on Wednesday. Although no formal complaint was filed but Korei police station took suo moto cognizance of the matter after the video went viral on social media. “We have suo moto registered a case after the video of the incident did the rounds on social media platforms on Wednesday night and arrested father-in-law, mother-in-law and the husband of the victim under various sections of IPC,” said Ranjit Mohanty, Inspector-in-charge of Korei police station. The woman Meena Behera (26), a resident of Jokadia- Bhandaripada in Jajpur district was married to Gananath Behera about 5 years ago, the police said. She was allegedly tortured by her in-laws several times in the past over dowry demand. The woman had once consumed poison following the torture by the in-laws over the issue and was hospitalised in a local hospital, the police added.last_img read more

Kejriwal lays foundation stone for 362bed trauma centre at Sanjay Gandhi Hospital

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first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal laid the foundation stone for a 362-bed trauma centre at Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital on Sunday. The trauma centre will be equipped with medical facilities like ICU beds, emergency beds, and six operation theatres. The trauma centre is expected to be ready in 18 months.The CM lauded the city’s government hospitals and said, “Despite the massive expansion of public healthcare infrastructure in Delhi, some hospitals do see overcrowding. This is because people from across the country are coming to Delhi now to access our hospitals. Today, someone from Bihar can take a Rs 500 ticket to the capital, get free treatment in our hospitals and return happily. It is a matter of great pride and happiness for us that the people of the entire country are confident in Delhi Government hospitals.” Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarKejriwal congratulated the Public Works Department (PWD) and Health departments, and said, “Ordinarily large government hospitals across the country are constructed at a cost of Rs 1 crore per bed. This hospital should have cost Rs 362 crore but the Delhi govt is constructing it in just Rs 71 crore. This has been possible because Delhi has an honest and efficient government that saves peoples’ tax money and is, therefore, able to provide the best services to all our people.” Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaThe standard number of emergency beds in a 300-bed hospital would only be 5-6%, that would mean 15-20 emergency beds in a single hospital. The Delhi government has necessitated that 40% of the bed strength in a hospital should be emergency beds. More than 50% of beds have been reserved as ICU and emergency beds at the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, a report claimed. Boasting of Delhi’s healthcare model, CM Kejriwal said, “We are matching the healthcare standards of Denmark, which is one of the most developed nations in the world. Denmark has universal healthcare coverage for all, every patient, rich or poor, can access free treatments in all the hospitals. We are matching the most progressive societies in the world like Denmark, USA and Japan, in terms of providing quality healthcare to the people.” Tweeting about this, the Delhi CM wrote, “We have saved Rs 290 crore in just one project. If I use this money to make medicines, treatment and tests free for the people of Delhi, is it wrong? The Opposition claims we are wasting money by providing free healthcare to people.” Kejriwal also took the opportunity to hit back at the opponents and said, “They (opposition) believe Delhi will suffer losses with such free provisions, but I want to say that this government will not let Delhi suffer from losses. We have expanded the budget of Delhi year after year, and this is due to the trust that the people of Delhi have shown in us. Before our government came to power, the budget of Delhi was Rs 30,000 crore. Today, after five years, it is Rs 60,000 crore. We stopped the Raid Raj system, and the people of Delhi realized how paying taxes is leading them towards a more developed city. We have eliminated corruption from the capital, and are instead spending the money towards more developmental works in the city, like building schools and hospitals and providing free facilities to the people. We had decreased VAT from 12.5 percent to 5 percent but increased facilities for the welfare of the people.”last_img read more

Bijnore A TikTok user has emerged as the prime su

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first_imgBijnore: A TikTok user has emerged as the prime suspect in three shocking murders that have taken place over the past five days in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnore district. Thirty-year-old Ashwini Kumar is a drug addict, who uses the alias of Johnny Dada and uploads TikTok videos of himself posing as a ‘villain’. He also posts violent Facebook messages like ‘I will destroy everything’, ‘Devil is ready now’ and ‘See my havoc’. However, he has no criminal record and was known to be a harmless man, until he shot a local BJP leader’s 25-year-old son and his nephew, 26, following a dispute on September 27 in Barhapur area in Bijnore. After the cold-blooded murders, he fled the busy market waving a pistol. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Three days later, Ashwini barged into the house of 27-year-old Nitika Sharma firing indiscriminately at her and fled from there. Nikita was a local girl, who used to work with a hotel in Dubai and had come home for her wedding in Bijnor. She was to marry a sub-inspector posted with CISF in Chennai on December 2. However, she died a day after she was shot. According to Nitika’s family, Ashwini had made advances at her in 2002, when he used to frequent her uncle’s place in Daulatabad and was spurned by her. She later got a job in Dubai and settled there. The episode was forgotten, or so they thought. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi “It is likely that Ashwini was upset with the news of her wedding and wanted to settle scores,” a police official said. However, police are yet to establish motive in the other two murders he committed four days earlier. Ashwini, a graduate, comes from a humble background in Barhapur town of Bijnore. His father was a clerk in a sugarcane cooperative society in Dhampur tehsil and his elder brother works in a private company in Dehradun. According to the family, Ashwini also used to work with a private firm in Delhi, but abruptly gave it up. His family believes that his drug addiction affected his mental health. Meanwhile, additional security forces have been deployed in Bijnore and a reward of Rs 25,000 has been announced for anyone providing any information about his whereabouts. Bijnore Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Tyagi said, “We have formed eight teams and a combing operation is underway to trace him. Posters announcing the bounty and carrying his pictures and personal details of Ashwini have also been put up at various locations. Locals are being requested to alert the police about his whereabouts.”last_img read more

Mumbai One coach of a Mumbai local train derailed

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first_imgMumbai: One coach of a Mumbai local train derailed on Wednesday morning after one of its wheels came loose. Railway officials said while no injuries were reported, services on the line had to be suspended.According to officials, the wheel of a Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Bandra local came off between Mahim and King’s Circle stations around 11:30 am. As a result, services on the stretch had to be suspended. Trains, however, were running normally on the CSMT-Panvel leg of the line. According to officials, a Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) level enquiry has been constituted by the GM of Western Railway to look into the incident. (With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

Mumbai Actor Bhumi Pednekar who is gearing up fo

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first_imgMumbai: Actor Bhumi Pednekar, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film Saand Ki Aankh, feels inequality towards women are burning reality even in today’s time. She hopes that the film brings about some change in the way people think and celebrate daughters. “Saand Ki Aankh is a film about equality of women at its core. Women have faced inequality in our country ever since we can remember. It’s taken a bunch of bold and courageous women to break those age-old moulds of discrimination, to bring about an evolution of equality in our country. These women started a revolution,” Bhumi said. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerShe added: “And that’s exactly what the Tomar sisters did. Unknowingly, they were a part of a system that didn’t give them any opportunities cause the society just didn’t know better, but they didn’t want the same for their daughters and granddaughters.” Saand Ki Aankh is inspired by Chandro Tomar, or Shooter Dadi, and her sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar or Revolver Dadi, from Uttar Pradesh, who are said to be the oldest sharpshooters in India. Bhumi is deeply inspired by Chandro and Prakashi’s journey. “In their 60’s they broke all shackles of patriarchy through a very inspiring and truly overwhelming journey.”last_img read more

New Delhi Fortysix prominent hotels and Hazrat N

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first_imgNew Delhi: Forty-six prominent hotels and Hazrat Nizamuddi Dargah were declared as plastic-free on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, officials said on Wednesday. “The hospitality industry, comprising 46 units, including Hyatt Regency and Sheraton Hotels, have been declared plastic-free,” the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said.The announcement was made during a programme organised by the South Zone of the SDMC in collaboration with Hotel Hyatt Regency. “The campaign was attended by 46 units from the hospitality industry. Hotel Hyatt Regency has installed bottling plant to stop usage of plastic water bottles,” the civic body said. The SDMC on Wednesday also organised ‘plog’ runs at about 80 places under its four zones. Hundreds of people joined hands to generate awareness on shunning single-use plastic and collected plastic waste in large quantity, which has either been given to the concessionaires or sent to a waste-to-energy plant for recycling and proper reuse, SDMC officials said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarIn a mega event at Mehrauli, SDMC Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti exhorted participants to collect maximum quantity of plastic waste so that a strong message could be disseminated on putting a halt on plastic use. Apart from picking plastic waste, awareness about single-use plastic was also raised in areas like Nizamuddin Basti, Kalindi Kunj Ghat, Srinivas Puri, Lajpat Nagar, Jamia Hamdard and Tughlakabad Extension. “Dargah Nizamuddin was also declared free from single-use plastic,” the SDMC said.last_img read more

Palghar A newborn baby girl was found dumped in a

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first_imgPalghar: A newborn baby girl was found dumped in a dustbin by unidentified persons in Virar town of Maharashtra’s Palghar district, the police said. The child was found inside a gunny sack in a dustbin on a stretch of road between Global City and Narangi Phatak in the town on Wednesday afternoon. The girl was noticed by passers-by when she started crying, and was admitted to Virar Sub-District Hospital. A case was registered against unidentified persons under IPC section 317 (abandonment of child) at Arnala Sagari police station, the official said. Probe was on to identify the baby’s parents, he added.last_img read more

Islamabad A highlevel Taliban delegation on Thur

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first_imgIslamabad: A high-level Taliban delegation on Thursday met Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi as part of a push to revive the Afghan peace process stalled after US President Donald Trump abruptly declared the talks with the rebel group “dead”. The Taliban delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday night. The issue of Afghan peace talks and regional situation were discussed during their meeting Qureshi, a Foreign Office official said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report Qureshi told the delegation that war was not a solution of the ongoing unrest in Afghanistan. The delegation is also expected to meet American officials in Islamabad. Taliban’s Pakistan visit is the fourth leg of a tour that included Russia, China and Iran. The Foreign Office announced on Wednesday that Afghan delegation was visiting on the invitation of Pakistan to review the progress made so far under the stalled US-Taliban peace talks. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is also in Pakistan to discuss revival of the peace talks. He may also meet the Taliban delegation. Khalilzad’s comes days after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the US where he met Trump and among other issues discussed the revival of negotiations to bring peace in Afghanistan. Since his appointment in September last year, Afghanistan-born Khalilzad has met with all sides in an attempt to end America’s longest war in which the US has lost over 2,400 soldiers in more than 17 years. The US and the Taliban had agreed on draft peace plan, but the process was suspend by President Trump following killing of an American soldier in Kabul last month in a suicide attack claimed by the Taliban. Trump stunned the world when he suddenly declared that the Afghan peace talks with the Taliban were “dead”. He cancelled a secret meeting with the Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Camp David near Washington after the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in Kabul, in which an American soldier was among the dead. The Taliban control nearly half of Afghanistan, and are more powerful now than they were at any time since the 2001 US-led invasion after the 9/11 terror attacks. The US has continued to push for a ceasefire in the war-torn country and the opening of negotiations between the Taliban and the Kabul government. The Taliban, however, have repeatedly refused to meet with officials of the Afghan government, whom they dismiss as “puppets”. The US has long considered Pakistani cooperation crucial to efforts to end the war in Afghanistan.last_img read more

Mumbai The Reserve Bank on Thursday enhanced the

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first_imgMumbai: The Reserve Bank on Thursday enhanced the withdrawal limits for depositors of the scam-hit Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative Bank to Rs 25,000 from Rs 10,000 per account over the next six month. This is the second time the regulator has increased the withdrawal limits since its clamped down on the bank on September 23 when it had capped it a low Rs 1,000 per customer which led to lot of distress and criticism. Since then PMC, which has among the top 10 cooperative banks with a deposit of over Rs 11,600 crore, is under an administrator appointed by the RBI the past management is being probed by the economic offences wing of the city police. “We again reviewed PMC Bank’s liquidity position and with a view to reducing the hardship of depositors, have decided to further enhance the limit for withdrawal to Rs 25,000 (during the pendency of the six months operational restrictions on the bank),” RBI said in a statement. With the above relaxation, more than 70 percent of the depositors of the bank will be able to withdraw their entire account balance, the central bank said as most of its account holders have an average balance of just about Rs 10,000. The total retail despot is worth Rs 915 crore. The regulator further said it has also decided to appoint a three-member committee to assist the administrator JB Bhoria. The Reserve Bank is monitoring the position of the bank very closely and will continue to take necessary steps in the interest of depositors, it added. On September 23, RBI had put regulatory restrictions on the bank after finding irregularities, and misreporting of loans given to real estate developer HDIL, with whom it has an exposure of a whopping 73 percent or Rs 6,500 crore of its total loan book of Rs 8,880 crore. The entire loan has been NPA for the past two-three years. The restriction included barring the bank from lending and accepting fresh deposits. It also superseded the board and the management of the bank and appointed an ex-RBI official as the administrator at the bank. PTIlast_img read more

Ayodhya case SC to wrap up hearing on Oct 17

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday said it would wrap up the hearing in the politically sensitive Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute at Ayodhya by October 17. A 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, on the conclusion of 37th day of the hearing, fixed the schedule for the final leg of the lengthy arguments. The bench said the Muslim sides to the dispute would complete the arguments on October 14 and thereafter, two days would be granted to the Hindu parties to sum up their rejoinders by October 16, and October 17 would be the last day for wrapping up the hearing. The bench, also comprising justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer, had earlier fixed the deadline of October 18 to conclude the hearing. The judgement in the matter is to be pronounced by November 17 as the CJI will retire on that date.last_img read more

RBI increases lending limit of MFIs to Rs 125 lakh

Nitish elected JDU president unopposed for another term

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first_imgNew Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been elected unopposed as JD(U) president for another term, his party said on Sunday. The party’s national returning officer Aneel Hedge said Kumar was the only candidate for the post and was officially declared as its president after the time of withdrawal for nomination ended on Sunday. Four sets of nominations were filed by groups of party leaders on Kumar’s behalf. For long an undisputed leader of the JD(U), Kumar will steer the party during the upcoming assembly bypolls and the assembly election slated next year, at a time when its tie-up with the BJP has been uneasy. A section of BJP leaders, including Union minister Giriraj Singh, has been taking potshots at his leadership of the alliance in the state over various reasons, the latest being the government’s handling of floods, especially in Patna. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadAnother BJP leader, Sanjay Paswan, an MLC, had demanded that Kumar make way for a saffron party leader at the helm. Political watchers have seen the recent development as a sign of the BJP trying to assert its supremacy after it came back to power at the Centre with a bigger mandate, with its alliance winning all but one of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, an unprecedented feat. However, JD(U) believes that Kumar remains by far the most popular NDA leader.last_img read more