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MNF's Zoramthanga to be sworn-in as Mizoram CM on December 15
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
Zoramthanga, who was unanimously appointed as the leader of MNF legislature party in Mizoram, will be sworn-in as the Chief Minister on December 15. MNF spokesperson Lena Jongte said the ceremony will take place at the Raj Bhavan in Aizawl. MNF won 26 seats in the 40-member assembly, bringing down Congress to five seats as compared to 34 in 2013.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:39 pm on 12 Dec
Trump ex-lawyer gets 3-yr jail, says job was to cover 'dirty deeds'
short by Nandini Sinha / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
US President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for crimes including hush-money payments to two women who alleged affairs with Trump. He was also found guilty of lying to the US Congress. "I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds," Cohen said.
short by Nandini Sinha / 11:17 pm on 12 Dec
Roadies creator Raghu Ram ties knot for the 2nd time with Natalie
short by Pragya Swastik / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
Television reality show MTV Roadies' 43-year-old creator Raghu Ram on Wednesday got married for the second time with his 29-year-old Italian-Canadian singer girlfriend Natalie Di Luccio in a beach wedding. Earlier, reports suggested that the two would have a Goan wedding. Raghu Ram got married to actress Sugandha Garg in 2006 and the couple announced their separation in 2016.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:51 pm on 12 Dec
Sonakshi orders headphones from Amazon, gets iron piece; shares pic
short by Pragya Swastik / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
Actress Sonakshi Sinha complained to Amazon India through Twitter after she received a piece of iron instead of Bose headphones she had ordered. "Your (Amazon's) customer service doesn't even want to help, that's what makes it even worse," tweeted Sonakshi. "Anybody want to buy a brand new shiny piece of junk for 18,000 bucks?" she wrote in another tweet.
short by Pragya Swastik / 11:11 pm on 12 Dec
India's first state cow minister Otaram Dewasi loses in Rajasthan
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
BJP candidate and India's first state cow minister, Otaram Dewasi, lost his seat in Sirohi to Independent candidate Sanyam Lodha by 10,253 votes in the Rajasthan Assembly elections. The two-time MLA from the same seat was appointed as the minister in 2014, when the then CM Vasundhara Raje had set up a cow welfare department in the state.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:01 pm on 12 Dec
Manika 1st Indian to win 'Breakthrough Table Tennis Star' award
short by Anmol Sharma / on 13 Dec 2018,Thursday
Indian table tennis player Manika Batra became the first Indian to win the ITTF's 'Breakthrough Table Tennis Star' award on Wednesday. "I'm really honoured and happy to have received the award. I feel, 2018 has been the best year of my career so far," said the 23-year-old, who had won four medals at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:23 am on 13 Dec
ICC persuading government to make fixing criminal offence: ICC CEO
short by Anmol Sharma / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is constantly persuading governments, including India's, to make fixing a criminal offence, ICC CEO Dave Richardson has said. "The Anti-Corruption Unit is trying to be much more pro-active," he added. This comes after former Sri Lankan cricketers Sanath Jayasuriya and Nuwan Zoysa were charged under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:36 pm on 12 Dec
Official yells at India hockey players for entering VIP lounge
short by Anmol Sharma / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
Indian hockey team players, including captain Manpreet Singh, were yelled at by a top Hockey India official after being seen at VIP lounge of the Kalinga Stadium during Netherlands-Canada World Cup match. As per the rules, players aren't allowed to enter the lounge. The official yelled at them while they were clicking pictures with fans and asked them to leave.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:32 pm on 12 Dec
Dhoni must play domestic cricket for India selection: Amarnath
short by Anmol Sharma / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
World Cup-winning former Indian cricketer Mohinder Amarnath has said ex-India captain MS Dhoni and other senior players must play domestic cricket to be eligible for Team India selection. "I think (BCCI) should change their policy altogether. A lot of senior players don't play domestic cricket," he added. Dhoni hasn't played a professional cricket match since November 1.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:03 pm on 12 Dec
Life ke full mazzey lete raho: Kaif wishes Yuvraj on 37th birthday
short by Anmol Sharma / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
Wishing Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on the occasion of his 37th birthday, former cricketer Mohammad Kaif tweeted, "Life ke full mazzey lete raho...Sabke jeevan mein manoranjan failaate raho, Yuhin Yuvi #HappyBirthdayYuvi." Further, Irfan Pathan tweeted, "Ye banda agar so bhi raha hay tab bhi bowlers sukooon se nahi Reh sakte. Janam din ki badhaiya veere."
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:16 pm on 12 Dec
Sara is a way better actor than I was: Saif Ali Khan
short by Rahel Philipose / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
Praising his daughter Sara Ali Khan's performance in her debut film 'Kedarnath', Saif Ali Khan said, "It’s amazing. Way better than what I was." "A thinking actress who is expressive and inventive in every shot. I see a fantastic future for her," Saif added. He further thanked people for welcoming and accepting her as an actor.
short by Rahel Philipose / 11:30 pm on 12 Dec
Priya Varrier most searched personality on Google in India
short by Rahel Philipose / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
Malayalam actress Priya Varrier has become the most searched personality of the year, Google India announced on Wednesday. The actress became popular after her wink in the Malayalam song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi' went viral. American singer Nick Jonas was second on the list, while dancer and singer Sapna Choudhary was the third most searched personality on Google in India.
short by Rahel Philipose / 10:52 pm on 12 Dec
I'd totally do it: John Cena on playing Captain America
short by Rahel Philipose / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
Former WWE World Champion John Cena addressed rumours that suggested he would be cast as the next Captain America in Marvel's 'The Avengers' series. "If the Captain America people are listening and you're watching right now, I'd totally do it," he said. Reports had claimed Cena would replace Chris Evans as Captain America after the upcoming film 'Avengers: Endgame'.
short by Rahel Philipose / 11:44 pm on 12 Dec
Fortunate I've seen both worst and highest of times: Katrina
short by Rahel Philipose / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
While speaking about her acting career, Katrina Kaif said, "I feel very fortunate that I've experienced so many beautiful things in all these years." "I've seen...the worst times and the highest of times, I just feel fortunate for everything I've gone through," the actress added. Katrina further said she was happy as long as she was improving on her craft.
short by Rahel Philipose / 10:59 pm on 12 Dec
Friend, colleague, sensation: Big B on Rajinikanth's birthday
short by Rahel Philipose / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to wish Rajinikanth on the occasion of his 68th birthday and wrote, "Happy birthday Rajni...Friend, colleague and a sensation ever!" "A dream co-star and a legend in every right!" wrote Akshay Kumar in a tweet. Wishing Rajinikanth a "healthy year ahead", former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar said, "Many many happy returns of the day Thalaiva."
short by Rahel Philipose / 10:47 pm on 12 Dec
Congress' win in 3 states will change fate of country: Sidhu
short by Shashank Verma / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday said the Congress' win in the Assembly elections of three states will change the "picture and fate" of the country. The win has opened the doors of prosperity for farmers and employment for youth, Sidhu added. He said the poll results have laid a foundation for change on political front in the country.
short by Shashank Verma / 10:45 pm on 12 Dec
Ram temple issue may not benefit BJP in 2019 polls: Pawar
short by Shashank Verma / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said the Ram temple issue might not benefit the BJP if it is raised ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections. His comment came a day after the BJP lost Assembly elections in three states where it was in power. He also said that people do not accept an issue twice.
short by Shashank Verma / 11:13 pm on 12 Dec
Reveal the caste of other Gods: Akhilesh to CM Yogi
short by Shashank Verma / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday took a dig at CM Yogi Adityanath, asking him to reveal the caste of other Gods so he could pray to the God belonging to his caste. Yadav's comment came days after CM Yogi said Lord Hanuman belonged to the Dalit caste. He also hailed the Assembly poll results and called them "encouraging".
short by Shashank Verma / 11:10 pm on 12 Dec
Indonesian e-commerce giant Tokopedia raises $1.1 bn funding
short by Sukriti Kapoor / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
Indonesia’s largest online marketplace Tokopedia on Wednesday announced it had secured $1.1 billion in a funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund and Alibaba Group. SoftBank Ventures Korea and other existing investors also participated in the deal that reportedly valued Tokopedia at $7 billion. William Tanuwijaya, the 37-year-old son of a factory worker, co-founded Tokopedia in 2009.
short by Sukriti Kapoor / 11:20 pm on 12 Dec
Tesla sues former employee for $167 million for leaking data
short by Sukriti Kapoor / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
Tesla has sued former employee Martin Tripp for $167 million for leaking confidential data to third parties and making false claims to reporters. Tripp had earlier accused Tesla of using damaged battery modules in Model 3 vehicles. He had also filed a complaint with the US Securities and Exchange Commission accusing Tesla of making "material omissions and misstatements" to investors.
short by Sukriti Kapoor / 11:40 pm on 12 Dec
Audi appoints Bram Schot as Board of Management Chairman
short by Sukriti Kapoor / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
Audi on Wednesday announced that interim CEO Bram Schot will become Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, which includes Ducati, Lamborghini, Italdesign Giugiaro and the Audi brand, effective January 1, 2019. He will continue to temporarily hold Board of Management responsibility for Sales and Marketing from January 1. Bram Schot had joined the Volkswagen group in 2011.
short by Sukriti Kapoor / 11:21 pm on 12 Dec
Starbucks China rival Luckin Coffee raises $200 mn
short by Sukriti Kapoor / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
Starbucks’ China rival Luckin Coffee on Wednesday announced that it has raised $200 million in a Series B funding round at a $2.2-billion valuation. The funding round was led by investors including Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and China International Capital Corporation. Luckin Coffee was officially launched in January 2018 and has raised a total of $400 million to date.
short by Sukriti Kapoor / 11:34 pm on 12 Dec
Female-centric coworking startup The Riveter raises $15 mn
short by Sukriti Kapoor / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
US-based female-centric coworking startup The Riveter on Tuesday announced that it raised $15 million in a Series A funding round led by Alpha Edison. It reportedly plans to open 100 female-forward coworking spaces in the US by 2022. “We want to redefine...work for women and we want everyone to be part of it,” Founder and CEO Amy Nelson said.
short by Sukriti Kapoor / 11:37 pm on 12 Dec
TVS Motor chief appointed as Vice Chairman to 7 Tata trusts
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
TVS Motor Chairman Venu Srinivasan and former Defence Secretary Vijay Singh were on Wednesday appointed Vice Chairmen of seven Tata trusts. Ratan Tata is the chairman of all the Tata trusts while R Venkataramanan is the Managing Trustee. Srinivasan is also on the board of Tata Sons while Singh recently stepped down from the Tata Group holding company's board.
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / 11:30 pm on 12 Dec
Ambuja Cements CEO steps down after 26 yrs with the company
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / on 12 Dec 2018,Wednesday
Ambuja Cements on Wednesday announced the resignation of Ajay Kapur, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Kapur, who has worked at Ambuja Cements for 26 years, will leave the company on March 1, 2019. He has decided to pursue his career outside the cement industry, the company said in a statement.
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / 11:36 pm on 12 Dec
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