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The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday announced holidays in schools for all classes till January 31, in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases. The state government has also postponed examinations that were scheduled to be held from January 19 for Classes 10 and 12. According to an official statement, the revised dates for the examinations will be announced later.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 04:24 pm on 16 Jan
'Mirzapur' actor Vikrant Massey tweeted an apology to the South African cricket team for then-Test captain Virat Kohli's stump mic rant during the recent match. "Most Indian cricket fans are deeply embarrassed by shrill 'Box-Office' antics by our boys," said Massey, triggering reactions from cricket fans. "We're proud of our boys...no one asked for your opinions," said one Twitter user.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 03:54 pm on 16 Jan
In her note on her husband Virat Kohli quitting the Indian cricket team's Test captaincy, Anushka Sharma said, "Our daughter (Vamika) will see the learning of these 7 years (of captaincy) in the father that you are to her." She also said, "You led by example and gave winning on the field every ounce of your energy."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 04:27 pm on 16 Jan
Actress Anushka Sharma on Sunday shared a note on Instagram about her cricketer-husband Virat Kohli's decision to quit Test captaincy, where she wrote, "You held on to nothing with greed, not even this position & I know that." She added, "Because when one holds on to something so tightly they limit themselves & you, my love, are limitless."
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:55 pm on 16 Jan
Doctors have removed the world’s first recorded bony tail from the thoracic region of a baby born in Odisha. As per the doctor who performed the surgery, while the human tail is a rare condition, a bony human tail is exceedingly rare and 26 cases have been reported so far and they were all at the spine's lower end.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 03:24 pm on 16 Jan
Anushka Sharma, in an Instagram post, recalled the day when Virat Kohli was made Test captain. "I remember MS Dhoni, you and I having a chat later that day and him joking...how quickly your beard will start turning grey," she wrote. She added, "Since that day...I've seen more than just your beard turning grey. I've seen growth. Immense growth."
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:06 pm on 16 Jan
Penning a note on Instagram after Virat Kohli stepped down as Test captain, Anushka Sharma wrote, "A lot of [the] challenges that you faced were not always on the field. But then, this is life right?" She added, "I am so proud of you for not letting anything come in the way of your good intentions."
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:56 pm on 16 Jan
Actress Anushka Sharma took to Instagram to pen a note after Virat Kohli stepped down as India Test captain. She wrote, "You led by example." She added, "[You] gave winning...every ounce of your energy to the...that after some losses I've sat next to you with tears in your eyes...while you wondered if there's still something more you could've done."
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:55 pm on 16 Jan
People joining the Samajwadi Party (SP) are involved in riots whereas people joining the BJP catch rioters, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said in Lucknow on Sunday. His statement comes ahead of the UP Assembly polls. “SP MLAs are either in jail or on bail, that's their original game. It's clear people with clean characters join BJP,” Thakur added.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 04:08 pm on 16 Jan
Former IPS officer Asim Arun joins BJP in Lucknow ahead of UP polls
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Ahead of UP Assembly elections, former IPS officer Asim Arun on Sunday joined the BJP in Lucknow. Arun was welcomed into the party by Union Minister Anurag Thakur and state BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh. "I'm impressed with PM [Narendra] Modi, who has given a new path of development," Arun said. Thakur called Arun "experienced, honest and ideal for youngsters".
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 04:26 pm on 16 Jan
46 startups declared winners of National Startup Awards 2021
short by Pragya Swastik / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Forty-six startups have been named the winners of the National Startup Awards 2021 along with incubator Access Livelihoods Foundation and accelerator India Accelerator. The winning startups include AgniKul Cosmos, Unnati Educare and Square Panda among others. The government received applications from 2,177 startups across 49 sub-sectors including agriculture, drinking water, education and fintech.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:46 pm on 16 Jan
At least 100 people dressed up as British PM Boris Johnson, were seen dancing outside Downing Street on Friday. Visuals of the incident that surfaced on social media showed the crowd chanting "this is a work event". The UK PM is surrounded by controversies for organising parties during COVID-19 lockdown, including a party that was organised before Prince Philip's funeral.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 03:53 pm on 16 Jan
Raj Kundra returns to Instagram, doesn't follow wife Shilpa Shetty
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Shilpa Shetty's husband businessman Raj Kundra has returned to Instagram amid the ongoing pornography films case against him. He had deleted his Instagram and Twitter accounts in November. Raj has made his account private and only follows the account of a restaurant in Bandra that he co-owns with Shilpa. He is not following Shilpa or his son Viaan on Instagram.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 04:25 pm on 16 Jan
Actor Kartik Aaryan said that he once read an article on a portal that said he has married a fan. He added that one of his fans came to a promotional event and expressed her desire to marry him. On the basis of that conversation, a journalist published news of their wedding. "For me, it was very laugh-worthy," Kartik said.
short by Mahima Kharbanda / 04:07 pm on 16 Jan
'Atrangi Re' was never about mental illness for me: Aanand L Rai
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Filmmaker Aanand L Rai has stated that 'Atrangi Re' starring Sara Ali Khan, Dhanush and Akshay Kumar was never about mental illness for him. "It is actually only [about] love...The only thing that can defy logic is love," he added. The filmmaker further said that when he makes a story about mental illness, he will "deal with it differently".
short by Kriti Kambiri / 04:19 pm on 16 Jan
Tusshar Kapoor, who's a single father to Laksshya Kapoor, said in an interview that he's open to the idea of finding the "right life partner". "But it's not that I'm feeling incomplete right now or looking to tie the knot or find a partner because I feel my life is complete," Tusshar said, adding, "But of course, never say never."
short by Udit Gupta / 03:21 pm on 16 Jan
Reacting to controversy over third umpire's decision to call England pacer Chris Woakes' delivery to Australia's Alex Carey, in their second innings on Day 3 of the ongoing Test, a no-ball, ex-umpire Simon Taufel said, "I don't think I'd overrule that to call it a no-ball." Woakes dismissed Carey on the delivery, however, the third umpire called it front-foot no-ball.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 04:07 pm on 16 Jan
Ahead of Australian Open 2022, beginning Monday, defending champion Naomi Osaka said world number one Ashleigh Barty is the "ideal" number one for her. "Barty is super consistent. I saw all the sacrifices she made last year, travelling without being able to go back to Australia," she added. Osaka further said that Barty is an "incredible and positive" person.
short by Anant Kaur / 03:41 pm on 16 Jan
Referring to recently-concluded India-South Africa Test series, ex-Australia skipper Ian Chappell said the three-match series in South Africa involved "ample" emotion which has notably been missing from ongoing Ashes Test series. "South Africa defeated India in an old-fashioned dogfight that included some enthralling cricket," he added. South Africa won the series 2-1 after being down 0-1.
short by Anant Kaur / 04:00 pm on 16 Jan
A fake doctor and his assistant have been arrested from Pune for allegedly cheating a 73-year-old woman from Mumbai. The woman had paid the doctor ₹2 lakh for treatment of her knee pain, an official said. The woman continued to feel the pain in her knees despite treatment given to her by the fake doctor, a police officer added.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 03:27 pm on 16 Jan
Hyd forest cover increased by 147% over last 10 years: Govt data
short by Disha Jana / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Hyderabad's forest cover has recorded an increase of 147%, from 33.15 sq km to 81.81 sq km, since 2011, according to India State of Forest Report 2021 figures. Hyderabad recorded maximum rise in green cover but stands fourth in terms of overall forest cover, behind Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai. Minister KT Rama Rao credited Telangana's 'Haritha Haram' scheme for feat.
short by Disha Jana / 04:20 pm on 16 Jan
Police enforce weekend curfew in B'luru, other parts of Karnataka
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Police in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka strictly enforced the weekend curfew imposed by the state government from Friday night to Monday morning amid the rising COVID-19 cases. Police have erected barricades at various places and those found violating norms were being penalised. Most of the roads were deserted.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 03:48 pm on 16 Jan
US Prez Biden condemns hostage incident at synagogue in Texas
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
US President Joe Biden on Sunday condemned the incident in which a man took four people hostage at a synagogue in US' Texas, saying, "We will stand against anti-Semitism and...the rise of extremism in this country." He added that there was more to be learnt about the hostage-takers' motivations. The man had demanded the release of Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 04:21 pm on 16 Jan
GAIL's Marketing Director arrested by CBI in alleged bribery case
short by Hiral Goyal / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
The CBI has arrested GAIL's Director (Marketing) ES Ranganathan and five others in an alleged bribery case. A case was registered against Ranganathan and several others for allegedly obtaining bribes from private companies buying petrochemical products marketed by GAIL. The CBI conducted a search at Ranganathan's residence and recovered about ₹1.29 crore cash, gold jewellery and other valuables.
short by Hiral Goyal / 04:07 pm on 16 Jan
India's gold imports more than double in Apr-Dec 2021 to $38 bn
short by Ashley Paul / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
India's gold imports rose to $38 billion in April-December 2021 from $16.78 billion in April-December 2020, a 126.4% YoY increase, as per Commerce Ministry's data. The surge in gold imports in April-December 2021 contributed to widening of India's trade deficit to $142.44 billion, a 132% YoY increase. India's trade deficit in April-December 2020 stood at $61.38 billion.
short by Ashley Paul / 03:30 pm on 16 Jan
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