• Sreesanth cannot play for any other country: BCCI
    Published Date : 20-Oct-2017 7:51:34IST

    Following Sreesanth’s comments that he will play for some other country if BCCI does not revoke his ban, the board has said that it is just “empty talk”. “Any player banned by any full member can neither play for any other full member nor for any other association,” BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said.

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  • Pakistan players among worst paid in world cricket
    Published Date : 20-Oct-2017 3:42:34IST

    Pakistani cricketers are among the worst paid in international cricket, a survey by an ESPN magazine has revealed. Pakistan’s top contracted player has a lesser annual retainer amount ($74,014) than the top contracted player of Ireland ($75,000). The report attributed the lower earnings to absence of international cricket in the country.

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  • India Lose Top ODI Spot To South Africa
    Published Date : 19-Oct-2017 11:07:05IST

    India on Thursday lost their numero uno status in ICC ODI rankings to South Africa following the Proteas’ win over Bangladesh in the second ODI. According to the updated ICC ODI rankings, by virtue of South Africa’s 104-run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI in Paarl, the Proteas jumped to the top spot, leapfrogging India. While India and South Africa have identical 120 points against their name, India are placed second on the basis of decimal points.

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  • Yuvraj Singh booked for domestic violence by sister-in-law
    Published Date : 18-Oct-2017 1:22:11IST

    Cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been booked for domestic violence by his sister-in-law and former Bigg Boss contestant Akanksha Sharma. The case has also been filed against Yuvraj’s mother and his brother, who is Akanksha’s husband. On being asked how Yuvraj was involved, Akanksha’s lawyer said, “domestic violence…also means mental and financial torture, which can be attributed to Yuvraj.”

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  • B’luru records highest rain in 115 years
    Published Date : 15-Oct-2017 8:45:30IST

    The incessant rainfall over the past two months has made 2017 the wettest year for Bengaluru city. The annual rainfall for the city, 1615.2mm as on Saturday morning, is the highest ever, more than 1606.8 mm, the earlier record, in 2005. The Indian Meteorological Department has rainfall data for 115 years.Three citizens were washed away on Friday night, taking the rain-related death toll up to 13 this season (May 14 to October 14), while nine people were killed in the last fortnight.

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  • Blood donation! No alcohol please
    Published Date : 09-Oct-2017 8:21:13IST

    At a Hyderabad city hospital recently, spectators were in for a rare treat. When a patient who had been part of a serious road accident and was in need of B+ was admitted, nearly 15 people lined up, willing to donate one of the most common types of blood groups. How ever, all 15 of them were not picked since they had not followed one of the most basic don’ts of blood donation–consumption of alcohol in the 48 hours preceding the donation.

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  • People dress as Gods and Goddesses in Andhra wedding
    Published Date : 09-Oct-2017 12:15:40IST

    A theme-based wedding in Andhra Pradesh saw the bride and groom, as well as the guests dressed as Gods and Goddesses. The theme wedding was organised for the daughter of a local godman named Sridhar Swami. While the bride was dressed as Goddess Lakshmi, the groom was dressed as Lord Vishnu.

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  • Ravi earned ₹1.2 crore in first 3 months as India coach
    Published Date : 05-Oct-2017 11:53:47IST

    Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri was paid ₹1.2 crore by the BCCI during the first three months of his new tenure with the team. Meanwhile, former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni earned ₹57.88 lakh as a share of gross revenue from the international tournaments held outside India. Batting coach Sanjay Bangar received ₹37.6 lakh for the June-September period.

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  • 18-Year-Old Ad Film Actress Goes Missing
    Published Date : 14-Sep-2017 3:49:40IST

    An 18-year-old girl studying intermediate in Vijay Nagar Colony in the city is reported to have gone missing since August 17. According to a complaint lodged by the girl’s family with Shamshabad police on Wednesday, Shanmukapriya was working as an assistant director with ad film maker Kamal Setu and also acts in ad films. Shanmukapriya went to Darjeeling by flight on August 17 saying that she had a film shooting there. She did not come back nor did she call the family.

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  • Indian women’s team captain Mithali trolled over her dress
    Published Date : 07-Sep-2017 12:01:53IST

    Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj was trolled on Twitter after she shared a picture of herself in a black outfit following a shoot. “Delete it mam it’s not good! people idolize you but this dressing sense… is [thumbs down emoji],” a user commented. Raj was earlier mocked for sweat on her dress in a picture she had shared.

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  • Drugs case: Chargesheet in December
    Published Date : 17-Aug-2017 11:20:16IST

    Excise enforcement director Akun Sabharwal said the chargesheet in the drugs case would soon reveal if the film industry biggies who were questioned, were victims or the accused. He said solid evidence was collected and added that the probe is progressing at a brisk pace. He said a chargesheet would be filed by December. He said the forensic report would be given very soon. He, however, said ‘no comments’ when asked if any other actors would be questioned.

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  • Man dies on Bigg Boss sets
    Published Date : 04-Aug-2017 5:22:17IST

    A plumber working on the sets of Bigg Boss Tamil, hosted by Kamal Haasan, died of a seizure on Tuesday, a report says. According to TOI report, the 28-year-old Ibrahim Shaik, who hails from Mumbai, collapsed on the sets of the show. He was given emergency medical aid before being taken to Kilpauk Medical College (KMC), where he was declared brought dead.The Nazarethpet police have registered a case and further investigations are on, the report says.

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  • Hyderabad Man Slips Into Water Falls In Canada
    Published Date : 02-Aug-2017 11:24:10IST

    A 33-year-old NRI from Malakpet died in Canada after he slipped into water falls on Tuesday. Mohammad Abdul Qadir who was working as a IT analyst had moved to Canada some years ago. He got married in 2015 and has a two-month-old son. To see their grandson, Qadir’s parents had gone to Canada recently. The family went to Elbow water falls in Canada for sightseeing on Tuesday. A family member slipped into the water accidentally and when Qadir tried to save him, he fell into the water and died.

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  • Twitter’s Paid Service Goes Live
    Published Date : 31-Jul-2017 9:14:15IST

    Twitter has began inviting users to test a subscription service that automatically promotes tweets to a wider audience for a monthly fee. Several companies and individuals tweeted out screen grabs of emails inviting them to participate in the private beta programme. A Twitter spokesperson declined to make an official statement on the matter, but a page where invitees can sign up has details on the subscription service.

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  • People count my failures, I don’t, says Virat Kohli
    Published Date : 29-Jul-2017 10:42:47IST

    India captain Virat Kohli has said he is not affected by people’s opinions on his lack of form. “I think people start counting the number of innings when a batsman doesn’t score well…I wasn’t looking at how many innings I haven’t scored…when you are playing all formats you are not thinking which format you have not scored runs,” said Kohli.

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