• Shastri advised Kohli to quit both ODI and T20I captaincy 6 months ago: Reports

    Shastri advised Kohli to quit both ODI and T20I captaincy 6 months ago: Reports
    Published Date : 23-Sep-2021 11:47:26IST

    India head coach Ravi Shastri advised Virat Kohli to quit both ODI and T20I captaincy six months ago, reports said. “Kohli didn’t listen to Shastri. He’s still keen to lead India in ODIs and that’s why he only decided to quit…T20I captaincy,” a BCCI official told India Ahead. “Even BCCI was discussing…how Kohli could be utilised more as…batsman,” he added.

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  • Virat Kohli to step down as RCB captain after the end of IPL 2021

    Virat Kohli to step down as RCB captain after the end of IPL 2021
    Published Date : 19-Sep-2021 11:32:05IST

    Virat Kohli will be stepping down as RCB captain after IPL 2021. “I’ll continue to be an RCB player till I play my last IPL game. I thank all the RCB fans for believing in me,” Kohli said. The 32-year-old was made RCB captain in 2013. Kohli will also step down as India T20I captain after T20 World Cup 2021.

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  • There is always a gun pointing at you: Ravi Shastri on Team India head coach job

    There is always a gun pointing at you: Ravi Shastri on Team India head coach job
    Published Date : 18-Sep-2021 3:19:31IST

    Talking about Team India head coach job, Ravi Shastri said, “It’s like being football coach of Brazil or England. There’s always this gun pointing at you. Always.” He added, “You might have six great months and then you get out for 36 and [critics] will shoot you. Then you’ve to win immediately. Otherwise they will eat into you, right through.”

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  • Fans in limited numbers to be allowed for UAE leg of IPL 2021

    Fans in limited numbers to be allowed for UAE leg of IPL 2021
    Published Date : 15-Sep-2021 8:32:42IST

    The IPL will welcome the fans back to the stadiums in UAE leg after a brief hiatus owing to the COVID-19 situation, the organisers announced today. Matches will be played at Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi with limited seating available keeping in mind the Covid protocols and UAE government regulations, they added. The IPL 2021 will resume on September 19.

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  • Third wave of COVID-19 has reached Maharashtra’s Nagpur

    Third wave of COVID-19 has reached Maharashtra’s Nagpur
    Published Date : 07-Sep-2021 1:13:53IST

    Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut on Monday said the third wave of COVID-19 has reached Nagpur and restrictions will return to the city soon. He said, “Today, COVID-19 cases have been reported in double digits, it means that the third wave has reached Nagpur.” He added, “Restrictions on shops and other establishments will be re-imposed after authorities decide the dates.”

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  • Men, women students separated by curtain in Afghan college class under Taliban rule

    Men, women students separated by curtain in Afghan college class under Taliban rule
    Published Date : 06-Sep-2021 8:00:17IST

    Pictures have surfaced showing a curtain pulled between the male and female students of a university class in Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control of the country in August. The pictures were released by a local news agency which reported that classes began in Afghanistan on Monday. The Taliban had earlier told universities to hire female teachers for female students.

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  • TCS looks to call employees to offices by year-end or early 2022

    TCS looks to call employees to offices by year-end or early 2022
    Published Date : 06-Sep-2021 7:58:14IST

    TCS is looking to call employees back to the offices by year-end or early 2022, The Economic Times reported. “Depending on how this third wave turns out, we’ll get back 70-80% employees in the offices,” TCS CEO Rajesh Gopinathan said. According to BBC, around 90% of TCS employees in India have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • Alarming situation in Kerala: BJP as state sees 31,445 COVID cases

    Alarming situation in Kerala: BJP as state sees 31,445 COVID cases
    Published Date : 25-Aug-2021 11:27:25IST

    BJP on Wednesday said the COVID-19 situation in Kerala was alarming and alleged that the state was doing little to mitigate the health crisis. BJP spokesperson Tom Vadakkan said the state government is busy covering it up. “Especially the newsreader turned Health Minister is busy reading the wrong script and spreading disinformation that everything is hunky-dory in Kerala,” he added.

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  • You can divorce your wife but not your kids, SC tells man; orders him to pay Rs 4 cr

    You can divorce your wife but not your kids, SC tells man; orders him to pay Rs 4 cr
    Published Date : 18-Aug-2021 7:29:59IST

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday told a man that he could divorce his wife but not his two children and directed him to pay ₹4 crore to his wife within six weeks. Granting divorce to the couple staying separately since 2019, the SC said, “You will have to pay [your ex-wife] the amount to maintain herself and the minor children.”

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  • IMD Hyd issues 3-day alert for rains for several Telangana districts

    IMD Hyd issues 3-day alert for rains for several Telangana districts
    Published Date : 21-Jul-2021 8:11:31IST

    Issuing a red alert for three days (till the morning of July 24), the Hyderabad centre of India Meteorological Department on Wednesday predicted heavy to extremely heavy rainfall for several districts in Telangana. IMD also claimed that Hyderabad would receive light to moderate rains today. Meanwhile, an orange alert was issued for Adilabad, Nirmal, Nizamabad and other districts.

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  • Long COVID-19 has over 200 symptoms, study estimates

    Long COVID-19 has over 200 symptoms, study estimates
    Published Date : 15-Jul-2021 10:56:06IST

    The largest international study of people with long COVID-19 has estimated 203 symptoms. The study, published in the Lancet’s journal EClinicalMedicine, found that the symptoms, ranging from fatigue, brain fog, hallucinations, tremors, suicidality, vision loss and new allergies, span ten organ systems. Responses from people from 56 countries, with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, were analysed.

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  • Gates Foundation staff are freaking out about its future: Report

    Gates Foundation staff are freaking out about its future: Report
    Published Date : 11-Jul-2021 8:14:57IST

    A former executive of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has said that the foundation’s staff are “freaking out” about its future, Business Insider reported citing an FT report. “People are really worried that the credibility and standing of the foundation [are] in jeopardy now, especially in areas like gender empowerment,” the report quoted the executive as saying.

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  • Dinesh Karthik apologises for ‘Bats are like neighbour’s wife’ remark

    Dinesh Karthik apologises for ‘Bats are like neighbour’s wife’ remark
    Published Date : 04-Jul-2021 8:32:13IST

    Dinesh Karthik has apologised for his ‘Bats are like neighbour’s wife, they always feel better’ remark which he made while commentating in second England-Sri Lanka ODI. He said, “I got a lot of stick from my mum and wife…for saying that. It’s definitely not the right thing to say.” Karthik added, “I’m really sorry for that…it shouldn’t happen again.”

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  • Pfizer in final stages of getting approval for COVID-19 vaccine in India

    Pfizer in final stages of getting approval for COVID-19 vaccine in India
    Published Date : 22-Jun-2021 8:29:52IST

    American pharma company Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla on Tuesday said, “Pfizer is now in the final stages to get approval for the COVID-19 vaccine in India.” He added, “I hope very soon we will finalize an agreement with the government.” Pfizer vaccine, developed in partnership with Germany’s BioNtech by employing the mRNA technology, has an efficacy rate of over 90%.

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  • No shot, no shoot, says film industry

    No shot, no shoot, says film industry
    Published Date : 18-Jun-2021 7:09:27IST

    The Telugu film industry has decided to allow actors and technicians on film sets only if they produce a vaccination certificate. It will be the responsibility of a production house to check vaccination certificates in advance and only then permit artistes and those belonging to the 24 crafts in the film industry for shoots. With Covid cases decreasing in Telangana and the lockdown hours reduced, the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce is hopeful that the government would soon permit film shootings.

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