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A reporter in North Carolina, US, accidentally turned on filters on Facebook Live while reporting about snowfall in the Asheville area. "I didn't realize it until I stepped off-camera and saw the comments where people were talking about the faces," Justin Hinton said. Reacting to this, a user wrote on Facebook, "Make this a permanent part of the newscast."
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:58 pm on 26 Feb
Reacting to violence in North-East Delhi, Chetan Bhagat tweeted, "India 1947: Hindu Muslim Hindu Muslim. Meanwhile world: Moon landing, computers, internet, artificial intelligence. India 2020: Hindu Muslim Hindu Muslim." Replying to his tweet, Anupam Kher wrote, "In...last 72 years India has achieved phenomenal success in almost every field. This tweet is just a smart tweet but far from...truth."
short by Udit Gupta / 09:41 pm on 26 Feb
Director Shankar Shanmugham has said he has been having "sleepless nights" after a crane collapsed on the sets of 'Indian 2' and killed three people. "Having missed the crane by a whisker, I feel it would have been better if it was on me," he added. He further condoled the demise of those who lost their lives in the accident.
short by Udit Gupta / 09:13 pm on 26 Feb
106 people arrested, 18 FIRs filed over riots in Delhi
short by Kiran Khatri / on 26 Feb 2020,Wednesday
The Delhi Police has arrested 106 people and registered 18 FIRs in connection with the riots in northeast Delhi. No untoward incidents were reported from the area on Wednesday, an official said, adding that CCTV footage has been gathered from affected areas. Clashes broke out between pro and anti-CAA protesters in northeast Delhi and 24 people have died since Sunday.
short by Kiran Khatri / 08:54 pm on 26 Feb
IPL's oldest player Pravin Tambe disqualified from 2020 edition
short by Anmol Sharma / on 26 Feb 2020,Wednesday
Pravin Tambe, oldest player to bag an IPL contract at 48, won’t be allowed to play for KKR as he featured in T10 league in Sharjah in 2018. Only retired Indian players are allowed to play in T10 or T20 games organised by another cricket board. "Tambe won’t be allowed...otherwise we'd have to allow everyone," IPL chairman Brijesh Patel said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:44 pm on 26 Feb
Talking about India fast bowler Ishant Sharma, former Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath said, "I thought his career might have been finished at the international level, but he has reinvented himself and he is bowling well." The 50-year-old added, "Ishant has a lot of experience, the way he's comeback in the last couple years, it's been impressive."
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:21 pm on 26 Feb
MS Dhoni steers pitch roller at stadium in Ranchi, video goes viral
short by Anmol Sharma / on 26 Feb 2020,Wednesday
A video of ex-India captain MS Dhoni steering a pitch roller at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi has gone viral. A Twitter handle named MS Dhoni Fans Official shared the video with the caption, "One Man, Different Roles." A fan jokingly tweeted, "His love for vehicles is another level." Dhoni will start training for IPL 2020 from March 2.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:18 pm on 26 Feb
How does Amazon's first full-sized cashier-less grocery store work?
short by Pragya Swastik / on 26 Feb 2020,Wednesday
Amazon opened its first full-sized cashier-less grocery store 'Amazon Go Grocery' in Seattle on Tuesday. People shopping at the store need an Amazon account and Amazon Go app on their smartphones. While entering the store, shoppers scan the app on a gated turnstile. They pick up the items and walk out, and the amount automatically gets deducted from their account.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:00 pm on 26 Feb
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that it is deeply worrying that neighbourhoods in the national capital are burning. Vijayan said, "This is an outcome of Sangh Parivar's delusion that they can silence dissent with violence." He added, "Rampaging mobs and unabated hate speech indicate a serious situation. This must end. Sanity should prevail."
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:04 pm on 26 Feb
India lifts ban on onion exports
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 26 Feb 2020,Wednesday
The government has lifted the ban on onion exports as prices of the vegetable have stabilised on expectations of a bumper crop, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Wednesday. Wholesale prices of onions have more than halved in the last five weeks, according to the National Horticultural Research and Development Foundation. Onion exports were banned in September last year.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 09:57 pm on 26 Feb
Mohammad Zubair, whose picture of being accosted by a mob wielding wooden sticks and iron rods during Northeast Delhi riots went viral, has said that he can't bear to look at his photograph. "My legs shiver with pain," he added. He further said, "They beat me till they broke me. I begged them and they beat me some more, viciously."
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:15 pm on 26 Feb
A 19-year-old woman was allegedly raped by three men in two separate incidents within two hours on February 19 in Navi Mumbai, police said on Wednesday. The woman had asked an auto-rickshaw driver to drop her at a railway station, the driver, however, raped her. She then sought help from two men, who also raped her. The accused were arrested.
short by Apaar Sharma / 10:09 pm on 26 Feb
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has said that Delhi has two options now, either everyone stands up for each other, or else kill each other and count the dead bodies. He added that a developed Delhi cannot be built on a foundation of dead bodies. Kejriwal said that everyone is being killed in the riots, be it Rahul Solanki or Zakir.
short by Apaar Sharma / 08:58 pm on 26 Feb
Pakistan is the "world's leading exporter of terror" and it's "ironical" that it lectures others about human rights issues, Vikas Swarup, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs, said at UNHRC in Geneva. Swarup was responding to Pakistan Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari's allegations about rights abuses in Kashmir. J&K shall forever remain "an integral part of India", Swarup added.
short by Kiran Khatri / 10:35 pm on 26 Feb
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Thursday reached out to locals in violence-hit Northeast Delhi. While interacting with locals, a burqa-clad student walked up to him and said, "We are not feeling safe and comfortable." Doval said, "I give you my word, you do not have to worry, it's the responsibility of the police, it's the responsibility of the government."
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:30 pm on 26 Feb
India now has most billionaires after China and US: Hurun Global Rich List
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 26 Feb 2020,Wednesday
India now has the most numbers of billionaires after China (669) and the US (626), according to the 2020 Hurun Global Rich List. India added 34 new billionaires in the year to January 31, taking its total to 138. "Indian billionaires are defying gravity. The structural slowdown doesn't seem to hamper the growth of Indians in the list," Hurun said.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 08:57 pm on 26 Feb
No one should make a remix of 'Chaiyya Chaiyya', it's iconic: Malaika
short by Udit Gupta / on 26 Feb 2020,Wednesday
Malaika Arora, while talking about the "constant trend of remixes", said that her song from 'Dil Se', 'Chaiyya Chaiyya', is an iconic song and shouldn't be tampered with. "There are a few songs that I think you should never touch," she added. "'Chaiyya Chaiyya' is one of them...just let the original be and that's how it should be," said Malaika.
short by Udit Gupta / 10:28 pm on 26 Feb
Actress Sonakshi Sinha has said she has never approached a producer to ask for work, adding "Lobbying is something I don't even think of." "I've been truly fortunate that good work has always come to me...My work ethic, the kind of hard work I put in, my principles...that's what I think will take one forward," Sonakshi further said.
short by Udit Gupta / 10:20 pm on 26 Feb
Indians from Japan ship board Air India flight to return to Delhi
short by Kiran Khatri / on 26 Feb 2020,Wednesday
Indian passengers and crew, who were on board the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan, have boarded the Air India flight to return to Delhi. A total of 138 Indians were on the ship, of which 16 tested positive for coronavirus, the Indian Embassy said. Upon arrival, they will undergo a 14-day quarantine.
short by Kiran Khatri / 09:42 pm on 26 Feb
The Chocolate Hills is the most visited tourist spot in the Philippines, often dubbed as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World'. Located in Bohol across 50 square kilometres, the hills are covered in green grass which turns chocolaty-brown during the dry season. It is said that the hills are a result of thousands of years of weathering of marine limestone.
short by Anushka Dixit / 10:08 pm on 26 Feb
Former President Pranab Mukherjee will be invited for a special session of Bangladesh's Parliament on March 22 and 23, a Bangladeshi presidential palace spokesman said. The special session is being organised as part of Bangladesh founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's birth centenary celebration. Nepal's President Bidya Devi Bhandari will also be invited for the special session, the spokesman added.
short by Shailesh / 09:15 pm on 26 Feb
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Turkey will push Syrian government forces away from Turkish posts in Syria's Idlib province this week. Syrian government, backed by Russia, wants to capture Idlib, which is the last remaining rebel stronghold in Syria. Turkey backs the Syrian rebels in the province and has lost 16 soldiers while defending it.
short by Shailesh / 10:17 pm on 26 Feb
German court removes ban on professionally assisted suicide
short by Shailesh / on 26 Feb 2020,Wednesday
A German court termed a law banning professionally assisted suicide in the country unconstitutional and overturned it. Judge Andreas Vosskuhle said, "The right to a self-determined death [included] the freedom to take one's life and seek help doing so." The law was introduced in 2015 but it was challenged by terminally ill patients, doctors and assisted suicide organisations.
short by Shailesh / 10:45 pm on 26 Feb
The Maldives has hired human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney, to represent it at the UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) in seeking justice for Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims. "Accountability for genocide in Myanmar is long overdue and I look forward to working on this important effort," Clooney said.
short by Shailesh / 09:47 pm on 26 Feb
Indian economy needs to be opened up for 10% growth: Panagariya
short by Kiran Khatri / on 26 Feb 2020,Wednesday
Former NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya has said that India's slowdown has bottomed out and in order to achieve 10% growth rate, "we need an economy which is open" and competes in the global marketplace. Panagariya added that India needs to encourage medium and large firms in labour intensive sectors, which define the ecosystem in the domestic market.
short by Kiran Khatri / 10:51 pm on 26 Feb
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