• Malinga does U-turn on retirement, says will play T20Is for 2 more years

    Malinga does U-turn on retirement, says will play T20Is for 2 more years
    Published Date : 20-Nov-2019 11:17:41IST

    Sri Lanka captain and pacer Lasith Malinga, who had said he’d retire from T20I cricket after the 2020 T20 World Cup, has said that he wants to play T20I cricket for another two years. “T20 is four overs and I feel with my skill, I can manage T20 as a bowler,” he added. Malinga retired from ODI cricket in July.

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  • Picture of cow dung cakes being sold for ₹215 at US store goes viral

    Picture of cow dung cakes being sold for ₹215 at US store goes viral
    Published Date : 19-Nov-2019 11:35:27IST

    A picture of cow dung cakes at a grocery store in New Jersey, US has gone viral on social media. The grocery store is selling the cakes for $2.99 (over ₹215). Reacting to the picture of the cakes, Twitter users wrote, “Better to market them as ‘Cow Dung Cookies’ in the US,” and “Are these [made] from Yankee cows?”

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  • Class 10 student kidnaps 7-yr-old in Hyd, demands ₹3 lakh from boy’s parents

    Class 10 student kidnaps 7-yr-old in Hyd, demands ₹3 lakh from boy’s parents
    Published Date : 18-Nov-2019 7:41:38IST

    A 17-year-old Class 10 student abducted a seven-year-old boy in Hyderabad and demanded ₹3-lakh ransom from the boy’s father. The juvenile made the boy sit inside a temple and threatened his parents that he will kill him if they didn’t pay the ransom. The police traced the juvenile’s location using intelligence collection, within four hours of the complaint being filed.

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  • Disney+ to launch in India in 2020: Reports

    Disney+ to launch in India in 2020: Reports
    Published Date : 14-Nov-2019 11:49:33IST

    Disney is looking to roll out its recently launched streaming service Disney+’s catalog to Hotstar in India in the next six months, reports said. Disney plans to raise the monthly subscription fee of Hotstar from ₹999 a year. Disney+ was launched in US, Netherlands and Canada on November 12 and has signed up over 10 million users already.

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  • World’s most expensive watch sells for ₹222 crore in auction

    World’s most expensive watch sells for ₹222 crore in auction
    Published Date : 12-Nov-2019 9:23:36IST

    A Patek Philippe watch has sold for $31 million (₹222.2 crore) at a Christie’s charity auction, setting the record for the highest price for a wristwatch. The Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 6300A-010 features 20 functions and a reversible case with two dials. The watch beat the previous record set by a Daytona Rolex, which sold for $17.8 million in 2017.

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  • Deepak Chahar claims his second hat-trick within 40 hours

    Deepak Chahar claims his second hat-trick within 40 hours
    Published Date : 12-Nov-2019 7:27:22IST

    Fast bowler Deepak Chahar claimed a hat-trick against Vidarbha while playing for Rajasthan in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 on Tuesday. The 27-year-old dismissed Darshan Nalkande, Shrikant Wagh and Akshay Wadkar in successive deliveries to achieve the feat. On Sunday night, Chahar had become the first Indian to take a hat-trick in T20I during the series decider against Bangladesh.

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  • Centre proposes no Indian should have more than 1 gun

    Centre proposes no Indian should have more than 1 gun
    Published Date : 06-Nov-2019 10:52:02IST

    No Indian citizen should own more than one licensed firearm, the Ministry of Home Affairs has proposed in a draft amendment to the Arms Act, 1959 that currently permits ownership of up to three firearms. The proposed law will affect owners of approximately four million licensed firearms. The proposed law, however, permits an additional firearm for members of shooting clubs.

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  • Telangana district gives 6 eggs for 2 kg plastic to curb its use

    Telangana district gives 6 eggs for 2 kg plastic to curb its use
    Published Date : 05-Nov-2019 10:17:10IST

    Kamareddy District Collector N Satyanarayana in Telangana has launched the ‘sensitise -incentivise’ campaign, where half a dozen eggs are given to residents in exchange for handing over 2 kg of plastic waste in a bid to reduce single-use plastic. The campaign comes after Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao announced that the state would ban the use of single-use plastic.

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  • Indian cricketers avoid breaks fearing they will be thrown out of team: Yuvraj

    Indian cricketers avoid breaks fearing they will be thrown out of team: Yuvraj
    Published Date : 05-Nov-2019 7:37:31IST

    Ex-Team India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has said that Indian cricketers avoid taking breaks as they fear losing their place in the team. “We have to play with the pressure that if we don’t play we will be thrown out. That pressure has to go off the players,” he added. He further said that players abroad don’t hesitate in taking breaks.

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  • UP man takes challenge to eat 50 eggs for ₹2,000, dies after having 41st

    UP man takes challenge to eat 50 eggs for ₹2,000, dies after having 41st
    Published Date : 04-Nov-2019 11:05:32IST

    A 42-year-old Uttar Pradesh man died after eating 41 eggs after a friend challenged him to eat 50 eggs for ₹2,000 after an argument, police said on Monday. He ate 41 eggs and just when he started eating the 42nd egg, he collapsed and fell unconscious. He was rushed to the hospital but died hours later from overeating, doctors said.

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  • SRK becomes first Bollywood celeb to feature on Burj Khalifa

    SRK becomes first Bollywood celeb to feature on Burj Khalifa
    Published Date : 03-Nov-2019 1:02:08IST

    World’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, was on Saturday lit up with Shah Rukh Khan’s name on the occasion of his 54th birthday. Sharing a video, Shah Rukh Khan wrote, “To my brother, the awesomely cool Mr @Mohamed_Alabbar and @BurjKhalifa @emaardubai. Thanks for making me shine so bright.” “This is really the tallest I have ever been,” he added.

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  • Size doesn’t matter: Mahindra on study saying Indians have smaller brains

    Size doesn’t matter: Mahindra on study saying Indians have smaller brains
    Published Date : 31-Oct-2019 9:21:49IST

    Reacting to a study which said Indian brains are smaller compared to others, billionaire Anand Mahindra tweeted, “This is the most appropriate time to deploy the old response: ‘Size doesn’t matter’.” The observation was according to the first-ever ‘Indian Brain Atlas’ created by researchers at IIIT-Hyderabad. The study will help in the early diagnosis of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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  • Heard only 4 crackers near home on Diwali, impossible made possible: Big B

    Heard only 4 crackers near home on Diwali, impossible made possible: Big B
    Published Date : 31-Oct-2019 12:17:07IST

    Actor Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday tweeted that he heard the sound of only four crackers near his home on Diwali and only two crackers on Bhai Dooj, where the sound of thousands of crackers used to be heard earlier. “This was impossible but has been made possible,” he further tweeted. He added, “Janta is Janardhan…Don’t argue with them!”

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  • Trump Tweets Picture of ‘Beautiful, Talented’ Dog Who Chased Baghdadi in US Raid

    Trump Tweets Picture of ‘Beautiful, Talented’ Dog Who Chased Baghdadi in US Raid
    Published Date : 29-Oct-2019 12:14:21IST

    US President Donald Trump on Monday shared photo of the dog that helped capture and kill Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a great job,” he wrote along with the photo. Baghdadi died when he detonated an explosives-laden vest following a US raid.

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  • Spy stole ISIS leader Baghdadi’s underwear for DNA test before US raid

    Spy stole ISIS leader Baghdadi’s underwear for DNA test before US raid
    Published Date : 29-Oct-2019 11:19:00IST

    Syrian Kurds say they managed to place a spy in Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s inner circle who stole Islamic State leader’s underwear for a DNA test to prove his identity before an operation by US to kill him. Baghdadi’s death was announced by US President Donald Trump on Sunday. Trump said that Kurds provided some information “helpful” to the operation.

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