Unable to add rss feed to my connection

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I have enabled the rss feeds in the admin  interface and enabled the GNU-Social plugin too. But still I am unable to add rss feed https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/rssfeedstopstories.cms to my connections.I am getting  Remote channel or protocol unavailable error. Is there something else I have to do ?
I am on nginx.
I dont need rss client. I was more wanting to hook up server state page that produces rss feed to autimatically post to hubzilla (which means diaspora, mastodon too). Now, everytime we have issue or scheduled maintenance to announce i need to copy past things to all of them manually. Though rss feeder would solve it, but looks like what i'm looking for is bot.
It's not just an RSS Client - it's also a way to discuss the news with other channels
And another question. Is there a way to change the RSS Feed avatar?

Provide one in the feed. But we don't recheck the avatars on feeds so if you do change it you'll probably have to wipe out the xchan record and start over.

I believe feeds are checked roughly once an hour currently, the quoted documentation is old.