• Kohli becomes highest run-scorer in T20I cricket, overtakes Rohit

    Kohli becomes highest run-scorer in T20I cricket, overtakes Rohit
    Published Date : 18-Sep-2019 11:54:38IST

    India captain Virat Kohli has become the highest run-scorer in T20I cricket, achieving the feat in the second T20I against South Africa on Wednesday. Following his 72*(52), the 30-year-old has now scored 2,441 runs in T20I cricket, seven more than Rohit Sharma. Further, Kohli is currently the only batsman in international cricket to have 50-plus average in all three formats.

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  • Amazon’s new Hyderabad office has 12 theme-based floors, cricket area

    Amazon’s new Hyderabad office has 12 theme-based floors, cricket area
    Published Date : 18-Sep-2019 10:25:17IST

    Amazon’s world’s largest campus opened in Hyderabad last month has 12 floors, each with a separate theme, with one of the floors having ‘Bollywood’ theme. The building has numerous ‘work points’ where employees can sit, in a group or solo, and work with their laptops. There are billiard tables, yoga rooms, and areas dedicated to cricket and wall climbing.

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  • Hyderabad college that asked girls to wear long kurtis withdraws dress code

    Hyderabad college that asked girls to wear long kurtis withdraws dress code
    Published Date : 16-Sep-2019 10:23:04IST

    Hyderabad’s St Francis College for Women which made it mandatory for girls to wear long kurtis has withdrawn the dress code. This comes after students protested against the dress code and had alleged moral policing by the college authorities since August. A student earlier claimed that college authorities told them that a long kurti would get them good marriage proposals.

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  • Indian man who stole 2 mangoes from cargo at airport faces trial

    Indian man who stole 2 mangoes from cargo at airport faces trial
    Published Date : 14-Sep-2019 11:30:02IST

    An Indian man working at a Dubai airport faced trial at a court for stealing two mangoes from a cargo consignment. The 27-year-old committed the theft in 2017. The man, who confessed to stealing the mangoes worth 6 dirhams (₹116), said he was thirsty when he opened the box containing mangoes. If found guilty, he may face a jail term.

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  • Traffic violations to be linked to motor insurance premiums

    Traffic violations to be linked to motor insurance premiums
    Published Date : 12-Sep-2019 7:30:14IST

    Insurance regulator IRDAI has formed a nine-member working committee to examine linking motor insurance premiums with traffic violations. The committee has been given two months to recommend the implementation framework and methodology, after which a pilot project will be undertaken in Delhi. The premiums are currently linked to the vehicle and not the driver.

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  • Ravi Shastri to earn ₹10 crore annually under new contract

    Ravi Shastri to earn ₹10 crore annually under new contract
    Published Date : 09-Sep-2019 11:07:18IST

    Ravi Shastri will reportedly earn around ₹10 crore annually as India head coach under his new contract. Shastri was getting ₹8 crore annually during his previous stint. Shastri was reappointed head coach last month and will remain at the helm till 2021 T20 World Cup. Bharat Arun, who was retained as bowling coach, is expected to get about ₹3.5 crore.

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  • Pak holds belly dancing show to woo foreign investors, video goes viral

    Pak holds belly dancing show to woo foreign investors, video goes viral
    Published Date : 08-Sep-2019 11:03:10IST

    Aimed at attracting foreign investors, Pakistan’s Sarhad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) recently organised the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Investment Opportunities Conference and SCCI’s Business Excellence Award in Baku, Azerbaijan. A video from the conference has gone viral, showing belly dancers performing on stage for the attendees. The event was held from September 4-8.

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  • Clarke has skin cancer removed from his forehead, shares pic

    Clarke has skin cancer removed from his forehead, shares pic
    Published Date : 08-Sep-2019 11:01:05IST

    Former Australia captain Michael Clarke had skin cancer removed from his forehead this week after previously being diagnosed with three non-melanoma lesions. The 38-year-old shared a picture on Instagram, writing, “Another day, another skin cancer cut out of my face… youngsters out there make sure you are doing all the right things to protect yourself from the sun.”

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  • Malinga takes double hat-trick, 1st bowler with 5 int’l hat-tricks

    Malinga takes double hat-trick, 1st bowler with 5 int’l hat-tricks
    Published Date : 06-Sep-2019 11:43:08IST

    Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has become the first bowler to take four wickets in four successive deliveries twice in international cricket. The 36-year-old took his second double hat-trick by dismissing New Zealand’s Colin Munro, Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor in the third T20I. He also became the first bowler to take five international hat-tricks.

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  • Motorcyclist fined Rs 23,000 for traffic violations in Delhi

    Motorcyclist fined Rs 23,000 for traffic violations in Delhi
    Published Date : 03-Sep-2019 6:05:01IST

    A Delhi man riding a scooter was fined ₹23,000 for multiple traffic rule violations under the amended Motor Vehicles Act. Dinesh Madan was fined for driving without a licence and a registration certificate. He also didn’t have third-party insurance, pollution certificate, and was riding without a helmet. The amended Motor Vehicles Act came into effect on September 1.

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  • 19-year-old boy suffers stroke due to PUBG addiction in Hyderabad

    19-year-old boy suffers stroke due to PUBG addiction in Hyderabad
    Published Date : 03-Sep-2019 12:09:19IST

    A 19-year-old boy from Hyderabad suffered a stroke due to addiction to PUBG video game, doctors said. He was rushed to ICU of a private hospital after complaining of being unable to move his right arm and right leg. The boys’ parents said he used to spend 8-10 hours daily playing PUBG without eating, sleeping or even drinking water properly.

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  • Shocked to see that not even 50 people are watching WI-India Test

    Shocked to see that not even 50 people are watching WI-India Test
    Published Date : 02-Sep-2019 12:09:40IST

    Talking about the ongoing West Indies-India Test match, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said that he is shocked to see that not even 50 people are watching the match despite the Caribbean being full of migrated Indians. “ICC must do something. Looks like cricket is dying in Caribbean islands. West Indies Cricket should pull up their socks,” he added.

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  • Rohit Sharma controversially likes a dig taken at KL Rahul

    Rohit Sharma controversially likes a dig taken at KL Rahul
    Published Date : 31-Aug-2019 10:12:18IST

    Team India batsman Rohit Sharma liked an Instagram post that called KL Rahul one of the most overrated batsmen in Test cricket. “Averaging just 35 in Test cricket, but for many Indians, he is a Bradman. Rohit Sharma averages 40 in Test cricket and also has an average of 70 in last two years in Test cricket,” the post read.

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  • China’s first Costco store closes on opening day due to overcrowding

    China’s first Costco store closes on opening day due to overcrowding
    Published Date : 29-Aug-2019 12:10:11IST

    US hypermarket chain Costco’s first China store in Shanghai was forced to close early on opening day on Tuesday due to overcrowding. Viral images and videos showed customers forming long queues to get in, fighting with others to buy meat and waiting in huge lines to check out. Costco said it will limit the number of shoppers at the store.

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  • Sindhu’s brand fee expected to double to ₹3 crore, says her manager

    Sindhu’s brand fee expected to double to ₹3 crore, says her manager
    Published Date : 28-Aug-2019 12:22:59IST

    PV Sindhu’s annual brand fee is expected to double from ₹1-1.5 crore to ₹3 crore, said Tuhin Mishra, MD of Baseline Ventures, which manages her. She became the first Indian to win gold at the BWF World Championships. The off-court earnings of Sindhu, who currently endorses 14 brands, trail only Virat Kohli among the country’s top sportspersons, Mishra added.

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