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Edited By: Sheenu Sharma New Delhi Updated on: August 28, 2022 23:20 IST
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  • 7:59 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    J-K: Srinagar police issue advisory to journalists ahead of Indo-Pak cricket match

    Ahead of the India-Pakistan Asia Cup cricket clash, Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday "advised" journalists to not fall prey to sensationalism and verify from authorities sensitive news or videos that have potential of creating a law and order situation.

    "Sporting events are a test of dedication, sportsmanship and work ethics of the participating teams. And such events are enjoyed by millions across the world," Srinagar police said in an advisory issued here.

    Due to the attention such events garner, it has been noticed that some journalists have in the past, without verifying from authorities, posted old sensational videos/pictures during and after sporting events between India and its neighbour, the advisory read.

    The police requested that the media fraternity should not fall prey to such sensationalism and should please verify all such sensitive news/videos/pictures, which have potential of creating law and order situations, from the authorities first.

    "In order to curb the menace of fake news that can lead to law and order , the social media cell of Srinagar Police will be monitoring all social media platforms," it said.

  • 7:09 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Six Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka, fishermen stage protest in TN

    As many as 6 Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy early on Sunday and several others were chased away by them while fishers staged a protest here seeking their immediate release.
    On Saturday night many fishermen from here ventured for fishing in mechanised fishing boats and even as they were engaged in fishing close to the Gulf of Mannar, they were apprehended by Lankan Navy, P Sesuraja, a fishermen leader said. Other fishermen were chased away by the Naval personnel of the neighbouring country.
    Fishers staged a protest here seeking the release of fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka.
    Announcing an immediate indefinite strike, they demanded that the neighbouring country release fishermen and all seized boats. Ramanathapuram Lok Sabha MP, K Navas Kani has urged External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to secure the immediate release of arrested fishermen.

  • 7:09 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    18-year-old student from Delhi drowns in Mansi Ganga Kund in UP's Mathura

    A 18-year-old student from Delhi drowned while taking a holy dip in Mansi Ganga Kund in Govardhan here on Sunday, police said.
    Tarun, the deceased, was on a tour of Govardhan as part of a group of 48 students of a coaching centre in Delhi's Mangolpuri.
    They arrived in the holy town in Uttar Pradesh Saturday evening.
    After a visit to the Mukut Mukhabindu Temple Sunday morning, they arrive at the Mansi Ganga Kund, a sacred lake. While bathing, three of the students went deep into the water.
    Local residents managed to save two of them but Tarun drowned. Divers brought him out of water and he was taken to a community health centre where doctors declared him dead on arrival, police said.
    Govardhan Police Station SHO Nitin Kasana said the body of the deceased has been sent for post-mortem and his family members have been informed about it.

  • 7:09 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    RailRestro plans to invest $30mn by FY23 to boost logistics infra

    Leading food tech company RailRestro said it will be investing USD 20-30 million for building a robust logistics infrastructure and will undertake rapid expansion in coverage with a focus on the east, an official said on Sunday.

    The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) authorised catering partner is engaged in the delivery of restaurant food to passengers directly into trains at railway stations of choice.

    The infrastructure exercise primarily focuses on a company-owned delivery fleet to service all the railway stations that it covers across the nation.

    “The process has begun and currently 100 plus stations are covered under direct delivery in all top performing stations. By the end of this financial year, our delivery fleet will be available at all the serviceable stations,” RailRestro co-founder and director Manish Chandra told PTI.

    He said the company will be investing heavily into the model and USD 20-30 million is expected to be invested in building its own fleet at a majority of the serviceable stations.

  • 7:08 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Efforts will be made to persuade Rahul Gandhi to take over Congress presidency once he returns from abroad: Party leader Salman Khurshid.


  • 5:59 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    PM Narendra Modi along with CM Bhupendra Patel attends the event, in Gandhinagar, marking 40 years of Suzuki company in India


  • 5:59 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Twin tower demolition: Residents relieved as officials declare no damage to other buildings

    As a series of controlled explosions reduced the 100-metre tall twin towers in Noida to a pile of rubble, residents heaved a sigh of relief after officials declared that there appeared to be no damage to the buildings adjacent to the structures that were brought down.

    Shortly after the court-mandated demolition of the buildings, officials declared that

    there appeared to be no damage to the buildings adjacent to the Supertech twin towers but said a more detailed audit is underway.

    The structures - taller than Delhi's iconic Qutub Minar (73 metres) - were brought to the ground in seconds literally like a house of cards by the 'waterfall implosion' technique, in a breathtaking spectacle of modern day engineering.
    Sarita, a resident of Emerald court, shifted to Delhi temporarily on Saturday night ahead of the demolition.

    "I moved to Delhi for the demolition and we will return on Sunday night. Prima facie, it appears that there's no damage to our buildings. We have been told that the authorities will check the area first and then, let us in," Sarita said. 

    Ekta Gupta, another resident of the society, said they have been informed by the authorities that there was no damage to their buildings following which they are planning return to their society after 6.30 pm. 

    "I am relieved to know that there is no damage to our building. We will be going back in the evening after 6.30 pm on Sunday. We were provided accommodation at a nearby society," she said. 


  • 3:29 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Himanta reminds Kejriwal of Delhi's London makeover promise

    In a fresh salvo at his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday claimed that the AAP chief was "comparing the national capital with smaller cities" after failing to fulfil his promise of giving the place a London- or Paris-like makeover.
    Sarma, taking a swipe at Kejriwal, also pointed out that Delhi CM has "expressed his desire to visit Assam" only now, not when the state going through crises such as floods.
    The two chief ministers had been engaging in verbal duels on Twitter over the last few days, each of them asking the other to visit their state and witness the development work undertaken there.
    The spat started after Kejriwal, in response to a news item that claimed the Assam government closed 34 schools due to poor results, said shutting down the institutes was no solution.

  • 3:01 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    WATCH: Controlled implosion turns Noida's Twin Towers to dust |

  • 2:53 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Noida twin tower demolished in just 9 seconds | DETAILS

  • 2:50 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Superintendent of Patna shelter home arrested over allegations of sexual abuse

    Inmates of yet another shelter home in Bihar have alleged sexual abuse, leading to the arrest of the state-run care home's in-charge here, a senior police officer said on Sunday. The superintendent of Gaighat shelter home, following his arrest on Saturday, was produced before a court which remanded him in judicial custody. "An SIT has been constituted to look into complaints of physical abuse. In statements recorded before a magistrate under Section 164 of CrPC, three girls complained of sexual abuse. A few more said they were often beaten up by the superintendent," Manavjeet Singh Dhillon, the senior superintendent of police, Patna, told PTI.

  • 2:42 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Supertech twin towers razed to ground

    The Supertech twin towers in Noida were demolished on Sunday, a year after the Supreme Court's direction to raze the illegally built structures to the ground. The nearly 100-metre-high structures – taller than Delhi's iconic Qutub Minar (73 metres) – were brought to the ground in seconds literally like a house of cards by the 'waterfall implosion' technique, in a breathtaking spectacle of modern day engineering. They were the tallest structures to be demolished in India. The Apex (32 floors) and Ceyane (29 floors) towers were under construction since 2009 within the Supertech Emerald Court housing society in Sector 93A of Noida, adjoining the national capital of Delhi. Over 3,700 kg of explosives were used in the implosion that brought down the building. 

  • 2:37 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    WATCH: 3,700kgs of explosives bring down Noida Supertech twin towers

  • 2:31 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Finally, Noida twin tower demolished

  • 2:13 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    POCSO case against pontiff: Truth will come out from probe, says Karnataka CM

    Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday said investigation is on in a case involving the chief pontiff of a prominent mutt based in Chitradurga, who has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, and the truth will come out from the probe. He however, declined to make any other comments regarding the allegations against the pontiff and the case, as a probe is underway. "When there is an important case -- a case has been booked under POCSO Act and there is also a kidnap case in Chitradurga -- police have registered both the cases and investigation is on. In such a situation, making comments or interpreting the case is not good for investigation," Bommai said in response to a question.

  • 2:13 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Telangana to have 29 more medical colleges, Centre sanctioned zero: K T Rama Rao

    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has expanded medical education in the state by sanctioning 16 new medical colleges even as proposals are afoot to set up 13 more, Minister for IT and Industries K T Rama Rao said on Sunday. Rama Rao, who is the Chief Minister's son, said only five government medical colleges were established in the region before the state was formed in 2014. "Hon’ble Telangana CM #KCR Garu has scripting History in medical education. Prior to 2014, in 67 years only 5 Govt medical colleges were setups in #Telangana. In the last 8 years, 16 new Medical colleges sanctioned & 13 more to be setup making it one medical college per Dist (sic)," he tweeted.

  • 1:46 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Sonali Phogat case: Goa court remands three accused to police custody for 5 days

    A Goa court on Sunday remanded three of the accused arrested in the case of alleged murder of BJP leader Sonali Phogat to police custody for five days, a senior police official said. The police produced the three accused - Edwin Nunes, who owns the Curlies restaurant in Goa, and two drug peddlers Dattaprasad Gaonkar and Ramakant Mandrekar - before the court in Panaji. The court sent them in police custody for five days, the official said. Nunes had also moved an application for bail, but the court rejected it, the official added. Phogat (43), a former Tik Tok star and contestant on the reality TV show "Big Boss", was brought dead to a hospital in North Goa district on August 23, a day after arrival in the coastal state.

  • 1:46 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Nadda arrives in Tripura on two-day visit; public rally scheduled in tribal town on Monday

    BJP national president J P Nadda on Sunday arrived here on a two-day visit to Tripura, during which he is scheduled to address a rally and review organisational preparedness for next year’s assembly elections. Chief Minister Manik Saha and BJP state president Rajib Bhattacharjee were among those who welcomed Nadda at Agartala airport. The BJP national president would hold a series of meetings with state leaders and take stock of the preparations being made ahead of next year’s elections. He will also sit with ministers and party MLAs to review the performance of various departments, sources in the saffron party said. Besides, Nadda will hold a separate meeting with IPFT MLAs to discuss matters of electoral alliance. The Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) is the junior partner of the BJP-led coalition government in this northeastern state.

  • 1:28 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Man injured after car rams into DTC bus after hitting divider in Delhi

    A 30-year-old man was severely injured after his speeding car allegedly lost control and rammed into a DTC bus after hitting the divider on Sunday morning, police said.  The injured has been identified as Ashish Gupta, a resident of East Punjabi Bagh here, they said. The accident too place on the Ring Road near Janmastmi Park, police said. Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Ghanshyam Bansal said, "When police reached the spot, a car was found in a damaged condition. During enquiry, it was found that the driver of the car was driving his car at high speed. The car hit the divider following which the vehicle lost control and rammed into a Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus, he said. The injured was shifted to Maharaja Agarsen Hospital where he is under treatment. The police said the footage from CCTV cameras installed in and around the accident spot are being scanned to establish the sequence of events. 

  • 1:21 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Twin tower demolition: 40 stray dogs shifted; admin urged to hold 'dummy explosion' to save birds

    At least 40 stray dogs living in and around the Supertech twin towers in Uttar Pradesh's Noida have been shifted temporarily to shelters run by NGOs ahead of the court-mandated implosion of the buildings on Sunday. An NGO has also requested authorities to conduct a dummy explosion or a false firing just before the twin towers are razed in order to save the birds in the area. Several NGOs, including House of Stray Animals, Friendicoes, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Happy Tails foundation have pitched in to accommodate the stray dogs temporarily. Around 5,000 residents of the two housing societies near Supertech twin towers have also been evacuated in view of the implosion planned at 2.30 pm. Founder of House of Stray Animals, Sanjay Mohapatra, who has been working to evacuate the stray animals from the area around the twin tower said they have requested authorities to carry out a dummy explosion in order to save the birds in the area from the blast. "We are planning and working since August 8 to save these stray animals from the impacts of demolition. We also requested the authorities concerned to make two or three false firing or dummy explosions first so that the birds do not get affected due to the blasts," Mohapatra told PTI.

  • 1:11 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    We're moving towards countdown: Noida CP

  • 12:51 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Words and actions of PM never match: Rahul on Modi's Khadi pitch

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his pitch for Khadi, alleging that his words and actions "never match". The prime minister on Saturday said Khadi can become a source of inspiration for achieving the dream of a developed and Atmanirbhar Bharat. Attacking the prime minister, Gandhi said, "'Khadi for Nation' but Chinese Polyester for National flag! As always, the words and actions of the PM never match."

  • 12:50 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Goa government ready to hand over Sonali Phogat case to CBI, if required: CM Sawant

    Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday said his government is ready to hand over the case of death of BJP leader Sonali Phogat to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), if required. Phogat (43), a former Tik Tok star from Hisar in Haryana and contestant on the reality TV show "Big Boss", was brought dead to a hospital in North Goa August 23, a day after arrival in the coastal state. The state police have so far arrested five people in connection with the case. These include two associates of Phogat who have been charged with murder.

  • 11:26 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Construction of Amrit Sarovars has become mass movement: PM Modi

  • 11:13 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Private hospital in Kochi gets 120 liver transplants done since 2020 with high success rate

    A multi-speciality private hospital here has completed 120 liver transplants since March 2020 till date with a success rate of 94 per cent. Among the 120 transplants, 10 successful paediatric liver transplants and three multi-organ transplants have also been performed by the hospital’s Comprehensive Liver Care Institute team (CLCI), city-based Lakeshore Hospital said. "While the challenges put forth by the pandemic have no precedents, the CLCI team delivered best outcomes to this large number of patients, in which the youngest patient was a six-month-old baby and the oldest being 74," the hospital said in a release. Dr Navneetan Subramaniam, chief of liver anaesthesia and critical care of the hospital, said transplantation in patients who have recently recovered from COVID‐19 was a challenge due to uncertainties including the diagnosis, underlying post-COVID complications, multi‐organ systemic involvement, and the possibilities of immunosuppression. 

  • 10:59 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Tension in MP village after tribal family accuses man of kidnapping woman

    Tension prevailed in a village in Madhya Pradesh's Dewas district after a tribal family accused a 20-year-old Muslim man of kidnapping a woman from their family, officials said on Sunday. Some villagers on Saturday attacked the houses of the man and his relatives in Udainagar village, located 90 km from the district headquarters, following which security was stepped up in the area, they said. A religious place was also vandalised during the protest, police sources said. The 19-year-old woman went missing after allegedly going with the man on Friday, following which some of the villagers called for a bandh and demanded immediate arrest of the accused, officials said. During the bandh on Saturday, the protesters attacked the houses of the man and his relatives, accusing them of kidnapping the woman, resulting in tension in the village, they said.

  • 10:51 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    PM Modi holds roadshow in Bhuj on second day of Gujarat visit

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a roadshow in Bhuj town of Kutch district on the second day of his visit to the state where the Assembly elections are due later this year. Thousands of people from Bhuj and surrounding areas gathered on both sides of the road to greet Modi, who waved at them during the three kilometres long roadshow, held between Hill Garden circle and District Industries Centre in Bhuj town. Earlier, the PM arrived at the Bhuj airport in the morning. Modi is in Bhuj to inaugurate a host of projects, including a memorial dedicated to earthquake victims, another memorial dedicated to children who died in the 2001 earthquake and a milk processing plant of Sarhad Dairy.

  • 9:48 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    COVID-19: India records 9,436 new cases today

  • 9:34 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Sonali Phogat case: Goa Police arrest one more drug peddler

    The Goa Police have arrested one more drug peddler in connection with the case of alleged murder of BJP leader Sonali Phogat, an official said on Sunday. With this, five people have so far been arrested in the case. Phogat, a former Tik Tok star and contestant on the reality show "Big Boss", died on August 23, a day after arrival in Goa.

  • 9:22 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Noida twin towers demolition: Dust machine installed at demolition site to monitor pollution levels

  • 9:07 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    NOIDA TWIN TOWERS DEMOLITION: Green corridor established to attend to any emergency situation

  • 9:04 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Ten IAS officers transferred in Rajasthan

    In an administrative reshuffle, the Rajasthan government has transferred 10 IAS officers. The transfer orders were issued late on Saturday night. Ajitabh Sharma, chairman of the Rajasthan Tax Board, Ajmer, was shifted to the Jaipur City Transport Services Ltd as CMD while Sikar collector Avichal Chaturvedi was made joint secretary of Public Health Engineering department and Mission Director of Jal Jeevan Mission, Rajasthan. Sudhir Kumar Sharma, secretary finance (budget), was transferred to the National Health Mission as Mission Director, according to the transfer list issued by the department of personnel. Other officers who were transferred are Rohit Gupta, Kumari Renu Jaipal, Pushpa Satyani, Pukhraj Sen, Mukul Sharma, Dr Amit Yadav and Atul Prkash. 

  • 9:04 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Under-construction Vindhya corridor makes steady progress

    Work continues apace on Vindhya corridor project, which is being built on the lines of Kashi Vishwanath corridor project of Varanasi to boost inflow of visitors and give a push to the local economy. Union Home Minister Amit Shah had laid the foundation stone of the Vindhya corridor project on August 1, 2021. The ambitious undertaking, coming at an estimated cost of Rs 331 crore, is expected to give a boost to the local economy which is mainly dependent on visitors from different parts of the country to the revered Shakti Peeth. The people of this area had long been demanding the setting up of some industries, especially after 1989 when Sonbhadra district was carved out of Mirzapur and all the major industries of the area had gone into the new district.

  • 8:34 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Congress Working Committee meeting to be held at 3.30pm today

  • 7:38 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Noida twin tower demolition: Evacuation of adjacent buildings nears completion

    The evacuation of two housing societies near the soon-to-be-demolished twin towers of Supertech was nearing completion, officials said Sunday morning. The evacuation of around 5,000 residents of Emerald Court and ATS Village societies was scheduled to be completed by 7 am. Most of the residents have already moved out, many of them last evening itself, police officials overseeing the evacuation exercise said around 7.15 am. "The evacuation is nearing completion," an official said. While the residents, their vehicles and pets had to be moved out by 7 am, private security and other staff will also be removed from the two societies by 1 pm, the officials added. The demolition of the two illegally built towers is scheduled for 2.30 pm. 

  • 7:02 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Midnight selfies: People want to capture Noida twin towers before demolition

    It's a midnight like no other for Noida's Sector 93-A as the countdown began for the court-mandated implosion of Supertech's twin towers. There was excitement and anticipation as several people, including families and children, gathered at the site on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, clicking selfies and taking videos of the two towers. The nearly 100-metre tall towers are set to be safely demolished at 2.30 pm on Sunday in pursuance of a Supreme Court order that found their construction within the Emerald Court society premises in violation of building norms.


  • 6:47 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Sonali Phogat death case: CM Manohar Lal Khattar assures CBI probe

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar assured Sonali Phogat's family of a CBI probe into actor's death, Phogat's sister Rupesh said after meeting CM Khattar in Chandigarh."CM Khattar assured us there'll be a CBI probe and we will get justice. Everything will come to the fore. It can be seen in the video that it was done forcefully. She told me that something wrong was being done to her, after that her phone got off," Rupesh said.


  • 6:46 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Ukraine, Russia trade more blame on threats to nuclear plant

    Fears about the potential for a radiation leak at Europe's largest nuclear power plant persisted Saturday as both sides traded blame for nearby shelling. Ukraine said Russian forces fired on areas just across the river from the plant and Russia claimed Ukrainian shells hit a building where nuclear fuel is stored. Authorities were distributing iodine tablets to residents who live near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in case of radiation exposure, which can cause health problems. Much of the concern centers on the cooling systems for the plant's nuclear reactors. The systems require power to run, and the plant was temporarily knocked offline Thursday because of what officials said was fire damage to a transmission line. A cooling system failure could cause a nuclear meltdown.

  • 6:43 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Woman found dead with throat slit in office in Delhi

    A 23-year-old woman was found dead with her throat slit inside an office in northwest Delhi's Azadpur area Saturday evening, police said. On being informed about a woman lying in a pool of blood around 7 pm, a police team rushed to the spot. It was found that the woman was dead and her throat slit, the police said. The woman was a tele-caller in the office of a financial firm in Kewal Park, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Usha Rangnani said. A case of murder was registered and a person arrested in this connection, the police officer said, adding further investigation was underway. 

  • 6:38 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Man is not finished until he quits, says Gadkari while citing Nixon

    Citing Richard Nixon, Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said a person is not finished when he is defeated but he is finished when he quits. He was addressing a gathering of entrepreneurs. He also said human relationship is the biggest strength for anybody who is in business, social work or politics. "Hence, one should never indulge in use and throw. Be it good days or bad days, once you hold anyone's hand, always hold on to it. Do not worship the rising sun," said the BJP leader, who was recently in news when he was dropped from his party's parliamentary board. Gadkari recalled that when he was a student leader, Congress leader Shrikant Jichkar had asked him to join the Congress for better future. "I told Shrikant, I would die by jumping into a well but won't join Congress, because I don't like the ideology of the Congress party," the Union minister said.

  • 6:37 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    All set for demolition of illegal Noida twin towers

    The stage is set for the safe demolition of Supertech's twin towers here this afternoon in what is expected to be a breathtaking spectacle of engineering to raze to the ground the nearly 100-metre-tall structures borne out of corruption. The towers -- both taller than Delhi's iconic Qutub Minar -- will be brought down in less than 15 seconds by waterfall implosion technique. the They will be the tallest structures yet in India to be demolished, officials said. There was excitement and anticipation as several people, including families and children, gathered at the site on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, clicking selfies and taking videos of the two towers "All arrangements have been made and preparations done for the safe demolition of the twin towers as per schedule at 2.30 pm tomorrow," Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari told PTI Saturday.



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