• Shami to pay wife ₹80,000 as maintenance instead of ₹10 lakh
    Published Date : 17-Aug-2018 11:33:09IST

    Alipore Court has ruled that Indian pacer Mohammed Shami will have to pay ₹80,000 per month instead of the ₹10 lakh monthly amount earlier demanded by his estranged wife Hasin Jahan as family maintenance. Shami had earlier refused to pay the maintenance amount demanded by Jahan by citing the fact that she had commenced acting and modelling.

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  • Kohli loses his no. 1 Test ranking in 8 days
    Published Date : 13-Aug-2018 8:16:35IST

    India captain Virat Kohli has slipped to the second position in rankings for Test batsmen after aggregating 40 runs in the Lord’s Test. Kohli had become the first Indian since Sachin Tendulkar in 2011 to top the Test batsmen rankings on August 5. Australia’s Steve Smith, who is serving a one-year ban over the ball-tampering scandal, reclaimed the top spot.

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  • India lose a Test by an innings for first time under Kohli
    Published Date : 12-Aug-2018 11:07:46IST

    India lost to England by an innings and 159 runs in the second Test on Sunday, suffering their first-ever innings defeat in their 37th Test under Virat Kohli’s captaincy. Further, this was India’s 12th defeat in 18 Tests at Lord’s and 32nd in 59 Tests in England. Before this, India had last lost a Test by an innings in 2014.

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  • Mallya’s London mansion has a gold toilet
    Published Date : 11-Aug-2018 7:12:22IST

    Beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s London mansion has a toilet made of gold, author James Crabtree has claimed. James, who is also an associate professor at Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School, said he saw the gold toilet at the mansion. “A gold toilet with a golden rim and gold on top. Sadly there was no golden toilet paper,” he added.

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  • Only 19% use Internet in India, says study
    Published Date : 07-Aug-2018 11:04:54IST

    A mere 19 per cent of people in the 15-65 age group use Internet in India, a report said here on Tuesday. About 35 per cent of those in the age group are aware of Internet, said the report named “AfterAccess: ICT access and use in India and the Global South”. “The lack of Internet awareness is a considerable problem in India, with just 35 per cent of the 15-65 (years) population aware of what the Internet is. The level of use is thus even lower at 19 per cent,” said the report.

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  • Ganguly Reveals Sachin’s Big Secret
    Published Date : 06-Aug-2018 11:37:40IST

    With friendship day just behind us, Ganguly shared some interesting moments he shared with his best friend and cricket-mate, Tendulkar. Ganguly confesses he knows Sachin in and out and reveals how much of a prankster the master blaster was. But what might interest many fans of Tendulkar is Ganguly’s big revelation about Sachin’s habit of sleep-walking. He says, he caught the ‘god of cricket’ walking in the middle of night and then going back to sleep. Well, that’s some latest tid-bit for Tendulkar fans to mull over this week.

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  • NRI jailed for 4yrs in US for storing 1,000 child porn pics
    Published Date : 06-Aug-2018 12:14:45IST

    An Indian man has been jailed for four years in the United States for possessing over 1,000 photos and 380 videos showing minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Twenty eight-year-old Abhijeet Das will also be supervised for 10 years after serving the four-year jail term. Under US law, possession and not just distribution of child porn is illegal.

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  • Hyd techie arrested for selling drugs openly on Facebook
    Published Date : 06-Aug-2018 12:13:27IST

    The Hyderabad Police has arrested a techie who kept making public Facebook posts about drugs like molly and marijuana that he was selling. Koustav Biswas, a native of Kolkata, and his associate Syed Adil were caught red-handed selling cocaine near a hospital. Police seized 15 grams of cocaine, 80 grams of dry marijuana and two phones from the duo.

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  • Virat Kohli becomes number one Test batsman
    Published Date : 05-Aug-2018 12:49:32IST

    Indian captain Kohli has leapfrogged Steven Smith to become the top-ranked Test batsman in ICC rankings. As per the latest rankings, Kohli now has 934 points under his belt, five more than that of Smith. He played an innings of 151 in the first innings of the Test against England followed by another innings of 49, which saw Kohli adding 31 points in his account. Kohli has become the first Indian batsman since 2011 to claim the top spot in Test rankings.

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  • ‘Top order batsmen need to look into mirror’
    Published Date : 05-Aug-2018 12:15:46IST

    Following India’s 31-run defeat against England in the Edgbaston Test, captain Virat Kohli said India’s top-order batsmen need to “look into the mirror”. The 29-year-old further asked the batsmen to learn from the lower-order batsmen, who showed “character”. Notably, India’s best stand in the match was the 57-run 10th-wicket partnership between Umesh Yadav and Kohli in the first innings.

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  • Lata Mangeshkar lauds cricketer Virat Kohli
    Published Date : 03-Aug-2018 8:25:00IST

    Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar praised Indian skipper Virat Kohli for his remarkable innings of 149 against England. The “Luka Chuppi” singer on Friday tweeted a special message for Kohli. She wrote: “Namaskar Virat Kohli. Aapne kamal khel ka pradarshan kiya hai. Khush rahiye, jeete rahiye (Virat, you have played in an extraordinary way. Stay happy always. God bless you).” The Indian cricket team is currently playing a test series against England, and Kohli’s century in the innings on Thursday helped India post 274.

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  • Indian Man Wins $1 Million in Dubai Duty Free Lottery
    Published Date : 01-Aug-2018 11:25:00IST

    An Indian national won $1 million in Dubai Duty Free raffle on Tuesday, officials said. Sandeep Menon, who is based in Kuwait, became the 132nd Indian to win $1 million at the raffle since its inception in 1999, the Khaleej Times reported. “I’ve never won anything in my life, especially not something as huge as this. I am extremely grateful to Dubai Duty Free for this great surprise,” Menon said.

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  • Andhra woman sets lover on fire during bondage sex
    Published Date : 30-Jul-2018 9:38:53IST

    A married woman allegedly murdered her lover in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district while the two were having bondage sex on Saturday night. They were reportedly partners in a poultry farm business but had been having a financial dispute. The woman tied him to an iron cot, allegedly poured petrol on him and set him on fire.

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  • Homeless techie distributes CVs on street, gets 200 job offers
    Published Date : 30-Jul-2018 9:23:06IST

    A 26-year-old homeless web developer in California, David Casarez received over 200 job offers after he stood at a busy street and distributed his CVs. His story went viral on the internet after a passerby took his picture and posted it online urging others to support him. David claimed Google, Bitcoin.com and a bunch of startups offered him a job.

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  • Country unfit to live in: Reddy planned to bury self alive
    Published Date : 28-Jul-2018 7:05:48IST

    A 70-year-old man in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district had dug a five-foot grave to bury himself alive because he believed the country isn’t fit to live in anymore. In a letter to the police, Tathireddy Lachi Reddy wrote about his plan to attain ‘Sajeeva Samadhi (live burial)’. Police then approached him and started counselling after which he dropped the plan.

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