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Veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, who was earlier this month admitted to MGM Healthcare in Chennai after testing positive for coronavirus, has been moved to the ICU of the hospital. The hospital authorities said that Balasubrahmanyam is on life support and his condition remains critical. "He is currently under observation by the team of experts from critical care," the authorities added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:17 pm on 14 Aug
Bollywood music composer Sajid Khan has said that he still calls and sends messages on WhatsApp to his late brother Wajid Khan. Sajid added, "I want to be in that zone where even if he's not seen, he is there, we are talking. Maybe a different way of remembering him. Maybe soon, I'll start calling people from Wajid's phone also."
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:23 pm on 14 Aug
Man accused of abducting, raping 6-yr-old in UP's Hapur arrested
short by Kiran Khatri / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested the man who was accused of abducting and raping a six-year-old girl in Hapur over a week ago. The accused had allegedly misled the police by leaving some clothes and a 'suicide note' near Mehmoodpur village in UP's Amroha, where he lived. The police had announced a reward of ₹50,000 for any information about him.
short by Kiran Khatri / 05:34 pm on 14 Aug
A woman in Chennai, who was receiving obscene calls and porn videos from a man on her phone, lured him into coming to her home after sending him messages. The woman's family members nabbed and thrashed the 29-year-old accused when he arrived and handed him over to police. The accused was identified as an e-commerce company's delivery agent.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 06:13 pm on 14 Aug
This Independence Day won't be celebrated with pomp and show: Prez
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Addressing the nation on the eve of the Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind said, "Unlike every year, this Independence Day won't be celebrated with pomp and show." "The world confronts a deadly virus which has disrupted all activities and taken a huge toll. It has altered the world we lived in before pandemic," he added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:45 pm on 14 Aug
Police station decorated after 9-yr-old's rapists get death penalty
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Chikhali Police Station located in Maharashtra's Buldhana district was decorated with lights after a court awarded death penalty to two men accused of raping a nine-year-old girl. The police also lighted firecrackers outside the police station and distributed sweets. "We are happy that we could provide justice to the girl...the public is also happy," the SHO said.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:04 pm on 14 Aug
The decomposed body of 40-year-old AIIMS doctor Mohit Singhla was found hanging from the ceiling of his rented accommodation in South Delhi's Hauz Khas area on Friday afternoon, police said. Police reached the spot after receiving information about foul smell emanating from the house. The room was locked from inside, the police added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:09 pm on 14 Aug
A cartoon in The Australian newspaper has been accused of racism for portraying Indian-origin US Senator Kamala Harris as "little brown girl". It depicted presidential candidate Joe Biden saying Harris would help "heal a nation divided by racism" while he went "for a lie-down". Defending the cartoon, the newspaper's editor-in-chief said the words 'Little brown girls' were used by Biden.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:45 pm on 14 Aug
Talking about Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray's name "doesn't figure anywhere in any manner at all". He added that Aaditya's name has been floated only by the media. "Anybody can mention anybody's name, especially involving...big personalities or their family members, for...creating sensationalism," Raut said.
short by Udit Gupta / 07:12 pm on 14 Aug
I was told I'm not good looking guy with biceps: Vikrant Massey
short by Udit Gupta / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Vikrant Massey, who began his acting career with TV show 'Balika Vadhu', has said TV actors don't get meaty parts in films. "People think since you're...household name, you lack fresh appeal," he added. "I was told...I'm not quintessential hero material. I'm not...good looking guy with biceps. I was angry...I used that anger to prove these people wrong," Vikrant further said.
short by Udit Gupta / 05:25 pm on 14 Aug
Actress Nikki Galrani tests positive for COVID-19
short by Udit Gupta / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Actress Nikki Galrani, who predominantly works in Tamil and Malayalam films, on Thursday took to Instagram to inform that she tested positive for coronavirus last week. The actress also shared a note saying that it's a mild case with usual symptoms like bad throat, fever, loss of smell and taste. "However, I'm recovering well following all...necessary protocols," Nikki further wrote.
short by Udit Gupta / 05:27 pm on 14 Aug
As many as 147 more policemen in Maharashtra have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of infected persons in the state force to 11,920. Of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state force, 2,227 are active. Furthermore, 124 personnel, including 11 officers and 113 policemen, have succumbed to the virus till now.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:41 pm on 14 Aug
Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar urged private hospital managements to ensure no doctors and nurses are removed from service amidst the fight against coronavirus. "'All precautionary measures should be taken by hospitals to protect doctors and nurses," he added during a meeting that was attended by many other senior officials.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:53 pm on 14 Aug
Will pay double the ticket price to watch Dhoni play: Aakash Chopra
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra has said that he'll "pay double the ticket price" to watch MS Dhoni if the ex-India captain plays for CSK in "years to come". This comes after CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan said that Dhoni is "expected" to be part of the franchise till 2022. "I'm very happy...[as] Dhoni is seen only for CSK [nowadays]," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 05:24 pm on 14 Aug
TikTok US staff plan to sue Trump administration over app ban
short by Aishwarya / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
TikTok's US staff are planning to sue President Donald Trump's administration over his order to ban the app. Mike Godwin, the lawyer representing the employees, said the staff recognise that their jobs and their payment are in danger. TikTok is reportedly working on its own lawsuit that is expected to allege that the order is unconstitutional.
short by Aishwarya / 06:43 pm on 14 Aug
Co-working space startup WeWork secures $1.1 bn from SoftBank
short by Aishwarya / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Co-working space startup WeWork has secured $1.1 billion in debt financing from SoftBank. The new financing raises WeWork's available cash and unfunded cash commitments to $4.1 billion. WeWork's second-quarter revenue fell to $882 million compared to its revenue of $1.1 billion in the first quarter. Earlier in July, WeWork had said it expected to have positive cash flow in 2021.
short by Aishwarya / 07:25 pm on 14 Aug
Around 680 personnel to be deployed for Independence Day in Bengaluru
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Nearly 680 police personnel will be deployed in Bengaluru's Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Ground for Independence Day celebrations on Saturday, Commissioner of Police, Kamal Pant said. "9 DCPs, 14 ACPs, and 31 inspectors will be deployed," he further said, adding a unit of Garud Commando Force, 10 KSRP battalions, and 10 KSRP platoons will also be present at the venue.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:59 pm on 14 Aug
CRPF Assistant Commandant Naresh Kumar, who has reportedly killed over 50 terrorists along with his team in J&K, has been awarded Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG) for the seventh time. Earlier this year on Republic Day, the 35-year-old was awarded his sixth gallantry medal. Naresh got his first PMG in 2017, another two in 2018 and two more in 2019.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 06:10 pm on 14 Aug
An FIR has been registered against former Samajwadi Party leader Shahzeb Rizvi for announcing ₹51 lakh bounty on Karnataka MLA R Akhanda Srinivas Murthy's nephew Naveen for sharing an alleged derogatory Facebook post against Prophet Muhammad. Following Naveen's post, MLA Murthy's residence was attacked and over 200 vehicles were vandalised in Bengaluru. Naveen has since been arrested.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 07:20 pm on 14 Aug
Three ragpickers were injured and over ten shanties were damaged after a portion of Delhi's Bhalswa landfill collapsed following heavy rain on Thursday. "They were taken to hospital, two have been discharged," a North MCD official said. North MCD Mayor Jai Prakash said, "We have asked officials to ensure this doesn't happen again."
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:22 pm on 14 Aug
Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner confirms he met rapper Kanye West
short by Kiran Khatri / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner has confirmed that he recently met with rapper Kanye West, who is seeking to get his name on ballots for the US presidential election. "We had a general discussion, more about policy," Kushner said. On Tuesday, West had posted a tweet saying they discussed a book on empowering Black Americans.
short by Kiran Khatri / 05:49 pm on 14 Aug
State-run refiners stop hiring Chinese tankers to ship oil: Reports
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
India's public sector oil refiners have reportedly stopped hiring Chinese vessels to ship crude and petroleum products. State-run oil companies are also asking traders not to use Chinese tankers to send shipments, reported Bloomberg. However, reports also stated that the use of Chinese vessels is limited and the move will not impact trade flow significantly.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 05:54 pm on 14 Aug
India's wholesale inflation falls 0.58% in July
short by Kiran Khatri / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
India's Wholesale Price Index-based inflation fell 0.58% in July, its fourth straight month of decline, according to government data released on Friday. In June, the rate of deflation stood at 1.81%. Wholesale inflation in food articles was 4.08% in July as against 2.04% in June. Fuel and power basket inflation fell 9.84% in July, compared to 13.60% in previous month.
short by Kiran Khatri / 05:23 pm on 14 Aug
Sashidhar Jagdishan is the worthiest person to lead HDFC Bank: Puri
short by Kiran Khatri / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
HDFC Bank's outgoing CEO and MD Aditya Puri said that Sashidhar Jagdishan is the "worthiest person" to succeed him. "I've always maintained our best is yet to come, and with Sashi now at the helm I have no doubt that our best will come," Puri added. Jagdishan will be taking over as MD from October 27, when Puri turns 70.
short by Kiran Khatri / 06:45 pm on 14 Aug
GoAir appoints Kaushik Khona as new CEO, to replace Vinay Dube
short by Kiran Khatri / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
GoAir said that it has appointed Kaushik Khona as its Chief Executive Officer after Vinay Dube quit from the position on Friday. Dube, who was earlier the Jet Airways CEO, was appointed CEO of GoAir in February 2020. The budget airline did not have a CEO for about a year after the departure of C Vrieswijk in February 2019.
short by Kiran Khatri / 06:49 pm on 14 Aug
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