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Following the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash, Kylie Jenner has revealed that she used to fly frequently on the same chopper and knew the pilot personally. Jenner had rented the same helicopter to celebrate her niece Dream's birthday in November. "I still can't believe this...hold your loved ones close," she wrote on Instagram.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:01 am on 28 Jan
Dia Mirza breaks down in tears, says Kobe Bryant's death disturbed her
short by Vidushi Mishra / on 28 Jan 2020,Tuesday
Dia Mirza, who broke down in tears during a panel discussion on Monday, on being asked what made her emotional, said, "NBA player (Kobe Bryant) who I followed for a while...His chopper crashing in California disturbed me." She added, "I was overwhelmed because my blood pressure was low." While crying, Dia had said, "Don't hold back from being an empath."
short by Vidushi Mishra / 11:11 am on 28 Jan
A 33-year-old assistant choreographer has accused choreographer and IFTCA General Secretary Ganesh Acharya of telling her to watch porn, saying she'll "enjoy" it. She alleged he sought commission from her and asked her to become his assistant, but she refused. She added that to take revenge, he cancelled her ₹1-lakh IFTCA membership and asked others to not work with her.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:16 am on 28 Jan
Doctors in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore removed more than half kg of human hair besides plastic pieces like empty shampoo packets from a 13-year-old girl's stomach. The girl was taken to the hospital after she complained of stomach ache. A doctor said she was mentally upset due to a close relative's death, which led to her consuming objects like these.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:08 am on 28 Jan
A 60-year-old woman choked to death during a cake-eating competition to celebrate the country's national day at a hotel on Sunday. She had been eating a lamington, a sponge cake coated with chocolate and coconut, when she had a seizure and choked. The hotel staff performed CPR until paramedics arrived and she was rushed to a hospital, where she died.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:00 am on 28 Jan
Harjit Singh, a 20-year-old who was beaten up by the crowd at Home Minister Amit Shah's rally for raising anti-CAA slogans, alleged that he was locked up by Delhi Police and wasn't even informed about the charges. "Police directed me to write a letter stating that I'm mentally unstable," he alleged. Singh shouted "CAA waapas lo" during Shah's address.
short by Jigyasu / 09:08 am on 28 Jan
The Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi on Tuesday sought a report from the returning officer of Rithala constituency over Union Minister Anurag Thakur's speech at an election rally in Delhi. This comes a day after Thakur's video of purportedly encouraging the crowd at a rally to chant "shoot the traitors" surfaced. "EC must take immediate action against him," Congress said.
short by Jigyasu / 10:59 am on 28 Jan
A woman was arrested on Monday for allegedly choking her 2.5-year-old son to death with a woollen glove and hiding his body in a bed box in Punjab's Burail. The boy's body was found two days later by his father. Preliminary investigations revealed that the accused confessed to killing her son, as well as her six-month-old daughter last year.
short by Jigyasu / 10:23 am on 28 Jan
A 30-year-old woman photographer in Bengaluru has accused a cab driver of hitting her two-wheeler from behind and attacking her. The woman said the driver verbally abused her and when she objected to that, he spat on her face. The driver then allegedly held her neck and tried to choke her, following which she was rescued by some locals.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:07 am on 28 Jan
A 21-year-old Indian-origin female student's body has been recovered from a lake on the campus of a university in the US state of Indiana. Annrose Jerry had been missing since January 21. Authorities said external examination of the body revealed no apparent signs of trauma. "We're deeply saddened by the passing of Annrose," the University of Notre Dame said.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:02 am on 28 Jan
Former Belgian King Albert II has admitted that he is the father of Belgian artist Delphine Boël who was born from an affair in the 1960s. The 85-year-old former monarch said he wanted to end a "painful" legal battle. The announcement was made after Albert II was asked by court to give a DNA test which came back positive.
short by Kirti Joshi / 10:17 am on 28 Jan
Would have been happier had I got Padma Shri on time: Suresh Wadkar
short by Vidushi Mishra / on 28 Jan 2020,Tuesday
Padma Shri awardee, singer Suresh Wadkar said, "I was waiting for this honour since a long time...I'd have been happier had I got it on time." "I don't know what their criteria is because...my [juniors]...received it at least 10 to 12 years ago...Don't you think seniors should get it before the juniors?" Suresh asked. "But I am grateful," he added.
short by Vidushi Mishra / 09:24 am on 28 Jan
Referring to her near-death experience with drug overdose, Demi Lovato said, "Clearly if [fame and success] made you happy, I wouldn't have ended up where I did." She further said that she now wants to start doing things that make her happy. "I don't...know if I see [my future] with a man or...woman, but I...would love to...[have kids]," Demi added.
short by Vidushi Mishra / 09:52 am on 28 Jan
I've become a political subject to create a stir: Adnan Sami
short by Atul Mishra / on 28 Jan 2020,Tuesday
Singer Adnan Sami has said that he has become a "target of politics" and "a subject to create a stir". Commenting on his father, a fighter pilot in Pakistan during the 1965 war, he said, "He served his duty...[where] is a son held responsible for his father's deeds?" This comes amid the ongoing controversy over him getting the Padma Shri.
short by Atul Mishra / 09:32 am on 28 Jan
Janhvi walks the ramp for Anamika Khanna with Arjun, calls it 'special'
short by Vidushi Mishra / on 28 Jan 2020,Tuesday
Janhvi Kapoor, who walked the ramp for designer Anamika Khanna with her half-brother Arjun Kapoor at a fashion gala in Kolkata, said, "It was so special to walk the ramp...for [Anamika]...with [Arjun], loved it!" Janhvi and Arjun were clad in traditional attires from the Kolkata-based designer's latest collection. Both their outfits had traditional prints and hues of black.
short by Vidushi Mishra / 10:36 am on 28 Jan
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday said those who raise slogans of "Bharat tere tukde honge" are behind anti-CAA protests at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh. "They are behind it and we won't let them succeed," Rawat added. He claimed that similar protests erupted in Uttarakhand but the protesters were told to protest peacefully without disturbing the law and order situation.
short by Jigyasu / 09:30 am on 28 Jan
Break encryption to curb child porn distribution, suggests RS panel
short by Anushka Dixit / on 28 Jan 2020,Tuesday
A Rajya Sabha panel has recommended that law enforcement agencies should be allowed to break end-to-end encryption to trace people who spread child pornography on social media. The panel also suggested that online search websites should block searches for child pornography sites. The recommendations are a part of the Information Technology Act and its intermediary rule.
short by Anushka Dixit / 09:00 am on 28 Jan
Former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan on Monday said that Congress' Sonia Gandhi had sought a written undertaking from Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray that Maha Vikas Aghadi (Sena-NCP-Congress government) must work under the "ambit of Constitution". BJP's Devendra Fadnavis commented on Chavan's remarks and said that Sena should clarify about the "deals" done before the government was formed.
short by Atul Mishra / 09:43 am on 28 Jan
Ever since Zomato and Swiggy increased prices for their loyalty programmes, they have witnessed a drop in volume of orders by 5-6% every month. "How the dynamics change post-Uber Eats deal will be clearer next month," an analyst told Economic Times. Zomato has raised prices of its Gold membership, while Swiggy has increased the rate of its loyalty programme, Super.
short by Anushka Dixit / 09:00 am on 28 Jan
Oxytocin improves attachment in people with autism: Study
short by Dishant Sharma / on 28 Jan 2020,Tuesday
A new study has found that the hormone oxytocin, which is known to promote social bonding in humans, when administered to adult men with autism makes them more open to close emotional bonds with others. The study's participants who had been given oxytocin for four weeks experienced positive effects until up to a year later.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:09 am on 28 Jan
Shells of Dungeness crabs dissolving due to ocean acidification: Study
short by Dishant Sharma / on 28 Jan 2020,Tuesday
A US government-funded study has found that ocean acidification is linked to the dissolution and damage of Dungeness crabs' shells observed along the US west coast. "If these larval crabs need to divert energy to repair their exoskeletons... the percentage that makes it to adulthood will... likely go down in the long-term," said the study's lead author Nina Bednarsek.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:31 am on 28 Jan
Muslim law based on Holy Quran, not legislation: AIMPLB
short by Atul Mishra / on 28 Jan 2020,Tuesday
All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) wrote to Supreme Court (SC) that "Mohammedan Law is founded...on the Holy Quran" and its "validity cannot be tested". The board also told SC that a person belonging to one faith cannot question religious practices of another. This comes after a BJP leader sought ban on polygamy, "nikah halala" and other Muslim practices.
short by Atul Mishra / 10:43 am on 28 Jan
Germany on Monday confirmed the first case of coronavirus in a man from Starnberg district. The German health authority said that the man, who is in a "medically good state", is being monitored in an isolated ward. In China, at least 106 people have died from the new coronavirus and as many as 4,515 cases have been confirmed till Monday.
short by Kirti Joshi / 10:11 am on 28 Jan
NZ PM announces Sept 19 as date for general election, seeks 2nd term
short by Kirti Joshi / on 28 Jan 2020,Tuesday
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday announced that the next general election will be held on September 19. Ardern, who is seeking a second term said, "I will be asking New Zealanders to continue to support my leadership and the current direction of the government." In the September 2017 election, she came to power with a coalition government.
short by Kirti Joshi / 10:08 am on 28 Jan
After India urged Qatar to renegotiate the price under its long-term LNG contract, the Middle Eastern nation said it's not willing to do so. "We don't renegotiate existing contracts. Contracts are contracts for the duration we sign them for," Qatar's Energy Minister Saad Sherida al-Kaabi said. He, however, added that Qatar would be open to increasing LNG volumes to India.
short by Anushka Dixit / 09:00 am on 28 Jan
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