• How can a captain be so brainless? Akhtar criticises Sarfaraz

    How can a captain be so brainless? Akhtar criticises Sarfaraz
    Published Date : 18-Jun-2019 12:36:44IST

    Ex-Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar criticised Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed following their defeat against India in 2019 World Cup on Sunday, calling him “brainless”. He added Sarfaraz had a chance to win half the match by batting first after toss but he committed a mistake by deciding to bowl first. “How could he forget that we don’t chase well?” Akhtar added.

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  • Indian cricket team enjoys ‘Bharat’ in England

    Indian cricket team enjoys ‘Bharat’ in England
    Published Date : 12-Jun-2019 12:16:02IST

    London: Despite having a busy schedule for the 2019 World Cup in England, the Indian cricket team took out time to watch superstar Salman Khan starrer “Bharat”. Cricketer Kedar Jadhav shared a photograph of the “Bharat team” — M.S. Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan and K.L. Rahul. Jadhav captioned the image: “‘Bharat ki team. ‘Bharat’ movie ke baad.” Following the thumbs up from the Indian cricket team, an overwhelmed Salman took to Twitter and thanked them for watching the movie.

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  • Kohli lone cricketer in Forbes list of highest-paid athletes

    Kohli lone cricketer in Forbes list of highest-paid athletes
    Published Date : 12-Jun-2019 10:51:42IST

    India skipper Virat Kohli is the only cricketer in the Forbes 2019 list of 100 world’s highest-paid athletes. According to the Forbes list which was announced on Tuesday, Kohli estimated earnings is $21 million from endorsements and $4 million from salary and winnings, taking his total tally to $25 million for the last 12 months. He holds the last spot in the list of top-100 athletes, headed by Barcelona and Argentina football superstar Lionel Messi. Last year, the Indian skipper was ranked 83rd in the list.

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  • I love cricket but I also hate it: Yuvraj Singh after retiring

    I love cricket but I also hate it: Yuvraj Singh after retiring
    Published Date : 10-Jun-2019 5:37:28IST

    Yuvraj Singh, who retired from international cricket today, said in his retirement video, “I love the sport but I also hate it.” “I love it because it has given everything to me. I hate it because it has been very tough on me mentally,” he added. “It was a beautiful story…but it has come to an end,” he further said.

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  • Air India flight from Delhi lands in US with ‘hole’ in door

    Air India flight from Delhi lands in US with ‘hole’ in door
    Published Date : 04-Jun-2019 12:52:39IST

    An Air India Boeing 777 flight from Delhi was grounded in US’ San Francisco post landing after a “hole” was discovered in the area below a door. The flight, which was carrying 225 passengers, had landed safely and the “small cut/crack” was discovered during inspection. An investigation into the matter to find what caused the damage is on, officials said.

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  • India 4th most expensive country to buy iPhone

    India 4th most expensive country to buy iPhone
    Published Date : 27-May-2019 11:48:41IST

    India is the world’s fourth most expensive country to buy an iPhone, a Deutsche Bank Research said. A 256GB iPhone XS is costliest in Brazil at over ₹1.42 lakh, followed by ₹1.30 lakh in Turkey, over ₹1.23 lakh in Argentina and over ₹1.14 lakh in India. The research stated that the Apple device costs cheapest in Nigeria at nearly ₹81,850.

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  • Car owner coats vehicle with cow dung to keep it cool; pics viral

    Car owner coats vehicle with cow dung to keep it cool; pics viral
    Published Date : 21-May-2019 3:18:29IST

    A car owner reportedly from Gujarat’s Ahmedabad has coated her Toyota Corolla with cow dung to keep it cool amid rising temperatures. The pictures of the car which went viral were shared by a Facebook user. Reacting to the pictures, a social media user said, “Maybe the owner should apply one coat of cow dung on her whole body rather.”

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  • 2 Sikh youth killed in US car crash

    2 Sikh youth killed in US car crash
    Published Date : 17-May-2019 4:55:20IST

    Two Sikh youths were killed in a car crash in the US state of Indiana, the media reported. Authorities on Thursday identified the victims as Davneet S. Chahal, 22, and Varundeep S. Bring, 19, both from Fishers city, the American Bazaar reported. The crash took place at around 2.30 a.m. on Wednesday. The car crashed into a tree and one of the victims was thrown out of the car on impact, the police said. A third passenger on the backseat survived the crash. He has been identified as 20-year-old Gurjot S. Sandhu.

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  • $10 million prize pot for World Cup

    $10 million prize pot for World Cup
    Published Date : 17-May-2019 4:48:36IST

    The upcoming ICC ODI World Cup will see the winners of the 10-team tournament earn a purse of $4 million, the highest prize money to date, along with the trophy that they will lift at the Lords on July 16. The total prize pot of $10 million will see the runners-up earn $2 million and the losing semifinalists $800,000 each at the end of the 46-day tournament being played across 11 venues in England and Wales from May 30, an ICC statement said.

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  • US-based IT firm sues US govt for denying visa to Indian techie

    US-based IT firm sues US govt for denying visa to Indian techie
    Published Date : 17-May-2019 4:36:12IST

    A Silicon Valley-based IT company has filed a lawsuit against the US government for denying H-1B visa to an Indian engineer, terming the renunciation “arbitrary” and a “clear abuse of discretion”. The techie currently holds a valid H-4 dependent status through his wife and has a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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  • In 4 yrs, 500% rise in SSC students scoring 10 CGPA

    In 4 yrs, 500% rise in SSC students scoring 10 CGPA
    Published Date : 17-May-2019 7:46:44IST

    The number of students securing 10 CGPA observed over 500% rise in last four years. According to data released by directorate of government examinations, number of students securing 10 CGPA rose from 1,391 in 2015 to 8,676 this year. The data also shows that not a single student secured 100% in 2015 from government schools, Kasturba Gandhi Vidyalayas, Ashram schools and residential minority schools. However, this year, 20 students from government schools secured 10 CGPA, eight from Kasturba Gandhi Vidyalayas and two from Ashram schools.

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  • 3 BTech students arrested with 10 kg ganja in Andhra

    3 BTech students arrested with 10 kg ganja in Andhra
    Published Date : 16-May-2019 3:05:49IST

    The Andhra Pradesh police on Wednesday arrested three BTech students for allegedly transporting ganja in a car from Araku Valley to Visakhapatnam. The police also seized 10 kg of ganja, three cell phones and a new Ford car. The police said, “They are addicted to luxuries and started ganja smuggling to make more money easily.”

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  • Shocked at student suicide over marks, IAS shares own school marks

    Shocked at student suicide over marks, IAS shares own school marks
    Published Date : 14-May-2019 7:47:12IST

    Awanish Sharan, an IAS officer posted in Chhattisgarh, shared his Class 10th, Class 12th and graduation marks online after a student committed suicide because of unexpected result in the exam. The IAS officer secured 44.5% in Class 10th, 65% in Class 12th and 60.7% marks in graduation. “Don’t take the result very seriously! It’s just a number game,” he said.

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  • Have sex 6 times in 6 days, suggests Alibaba Founder Jack Ma to staff

    Have sex 6 times in 6 days, suggests Alibaba Founder Jack Ma to staff
    Published Date : 14-May-2019 3:41:01IST

    Alibaba Founder Jack Ma, at a mass wedding, told his employees they should have sex six times in six days. Ma, who had recently defended ‘9am to 9pm, six days a week’ work schedule, said, “At work, we emphasise the spirit of ‘996’. In life, we should follow ‘669’.” In Mandarin, the number nine also means “long-lasting” or “long duration.”

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  • Over 92% students pass Telangana Class 10 exam

    Over 92% students pass Telangana Class 10 exam
    Published Date : 13-May-2019 3:44:10IST

    The Telangana board Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or Class 10 exam result was declared on Monday. This year, more than 5 lakh students appeared for the SSC examination, out of which 92.43% have passed. Girls outperformed boys with a pass percentage of girls being 93.68% against 91.18%. In 2018, the pass percentage among class 10 students was 83.78%.

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