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A journalist who was on the world's longest non-stop passenger flight from New York to Sydney said that the plane was like a flying laboratory. He revealed that people onboard were instructed to stay awake for at least six hours after take-off. He added that they had to undergo various medical tests to see if they were coping.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:14 am on 21 Oct
Voting begins in 288 constituencies of Maha, 90 constituencies of Haryana
short by Trivedi Bhutnath / on 21 Oct 2019,Monday
Polling for assembly elections started on Monday for 288 constituencies in Maharashtra and 90 constituencies in Haryana. In Haryana, 19,578 polling stations have been set up whereas 96,661 in Maharashtra for people to cast their votes. More than 40,000 Haryana Police personnel, over 13,000 paramilitary personnel and more than 20,000 Home Guards and Special Police Officers have been deployed.
short by Trivedi Bhutnath / 07:46 am on 21 Oct
Great Learning delivers cybersecurity program by Stanford Faculty
short by Roshan Gupta / on 21 Oct 2019,Monday
Working professionals can meet the demand for cybersecurity experts by upskilling with Stanford Center for Professional Development's Advanced Computer Security Program, delivered by Great Learning. The 6-month online program delivers industry-relevant skills through project-based and mentor-guided learning, and offers a certificate from Stanford Center for Professional Development.
short by Roshan Gupta / 09:00 am on 21 Oct
Actor Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to share pictures of fans standing outside his house 'Jalsa' on Sunday. " I convalesce...but they still come for the Sunday meet...my apologies...could not come out," he wrote. The actor was recently discharged from hospital, where he was admitted reportedly for a routine check-up.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:35 am on 21 Oct
Actress Khushbu Sundar on Sunday took to Twitter to question why celebrities from the South Indian film industry were not invited to PM Narendra Modi's 'Change Within' meet, which was attended by many Bollywood personalities on Saturday. She further wrote, "Why this inequality?" "The biggest superstars come from South India. India's best actors belong to South India," Khushbu added.
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:10 am on 21 Oct
Someone working behind the scenes to stir trouble in J&K: Army Chief
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 Oct 2019,Monday
Speaking to reporters after Indian Army destroyed three terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said that Pakistan is trying to stir up trouble following the abrogation of Article 370. He added, "Gradually, things are returning to normal in the Valley, but obviously somebody is working behind the scenes, at the behest of terrorists and agencies."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:13 am on 21 Oct
Jharkhand BJP leader, his wife shot dead in front of their children
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 Oct 2019,Monday
Local BJP leader Sheetal Munda and his wife Maade Hassa were shot dead by unknown assailants in front of their children in Jharkhand's Khunti district, police said. "So far, we didn't find any Maoist link in the case," police added. Munda's children told police that the assailants told him that he constructed ponds but did not give money to them.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 08:56 am on 21 Oct
We can be India's 3rd largest employer after Army, Railways: Swiggy CEO
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Oct 2019,Sunday
Swiggy's Co-founder and CEO Sriharsha Majety at a recent event said it won't take long before Swiggy becomes the third-largest employer in India behind the Indian Army and the Indian Railways. He added that Swiggy could become India's largest private-sector employer, ahead of TCS. However, Swiggy's delivery executives aren't directly on Swiggy's payroll and are hired on a contractual basis.
short by Pragya Swastik / 11:08 pm on 20 Oct
A 27-year-old ad hoc assistant professor of Delhi University's St Stephen's College was found dead on the railway tracks near Sarai Rohilla station on Saturday. Around half-an-hour later, his 55-year-old mother was found hanging at their flat in Pitampura, police said. Police suspect he committed suicide after killing his mother. A suicide note was also found at the flat.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:15 am on 21 Oct
Many people are feared trapped after a major fire broke out at a hotel in Madhya Pradesh on Monday. Fire tenders have reached the spot and are trying to extinguish the blaze. An unknown number of people were inside the property when the fire erupted and are being evacuated by rescuers. The reason for the fire is not known yet.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:20 am on 21 Oct
Knife, bloodstained kurtas worn by Kamlesh Tiwari's killers found
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 Oct 2019,Monday
A bloodstained knife, allegedly used to kill former Hindu Mahasabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari, has been recovered from the hotel room his two assailants occupied in Lucknow, said police. The hotel staff called police after finding the knife and bloodstained kurtas in the room. The accused had left the hotel after telling staff they'd return soon, but did not do so.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:03 am on 21 Oct
13-yr-old dies after live wire on hoarding electrocutes him in TN
short by Apaar Sharma / on 20 Oct 2019,Sunday
A 13-year-old boy died after being electrocuted by an advertisement hoarding of a bank in Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu. According to police, the boy was on a bicycle and was trying to avoid a vehicle coming from the opposite direction. He allegedly lost his balance and came in contact with a pole on which the advertisement hoarding was mounted.
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:05 pm on 20 Oct
Ragpickers rape Goa woman waiting at Delhi bus stop, 1 arrested
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 Oct 2019,Monday
Two ragpickers raped a Goa woman when she was waiting at a bus stop in Delhi last month. The woman managed to escape with the help of a motorist who stopped on hearing her screams. Delhi Police said it has arrested a man named Abdul Khalid in connection with the case, while another man is still on the run.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:10 am on 21 Oct
Kurdish fighters withdrawing from Syria border town: Turkey
short by Shailesh / on 21 Oct 2019,Monday
Turkish defence ministry on Sunday said Kurdish fighters were withdrawing from a border town under an agreement brokered with the US. "We don't have any more fighters in the city (Ras al-Ain)," Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces' spokesman Kino Gabriel said. Turkey on Thursday had agreed to a five-day ceasefire to allow the Kurdish fighters to withdraw from border areas.
short by Shailesh / 12:16 am on 21 Oct
Australian newspapers black out front pages over press restrictions
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 Oct 2019,Monday
The front pages of newspapers in Australia were blacked out on Monday in a protest against press restrictions. The protest is aimed at national security laws which journalists say have suppressed reporting, threatened investigative journalism and created a "culture of secrecy" in Australia. The government said it backed press freedom but "no one was above the law".
short by Ankush Verma / 09:20 am on 21 Oct
A big shout out to best cast: Farhan on 'Don' completing 13 years
short by Udit Gupta / on 21 Oct 2019,Monday
Sharing a post on the completion of 13 years of his directorial 'Don', Farhan Akhtar on Sunday said, "Number 13. Lucky for some. Unlucky for others. Don doesn't give a damn!! He creates his own destiny." "Big shout out to...best cast and crew one could've hoped...to recreate this classic," he added. It was a remake of Amitabh Bachchan's 1978 film.
short by Udit Gupta / 11:06 am on 21 Oct
Neena Gupta shares 30-year-old picture from sets of film 'Daddy'
short by Udit Gupta / on 21 Oct 2019,Monday
Actress Neena Gupta on Sunday shared a 30-year-old picture, wherein she can be seen posing with the cast and crew of her 1989 film, 'Daddy'. In the picture, Neena is sitting in between Anupam Kher, who is wearing an orange blazer and actor Avtar Gill who's wearing a grey suit and holding a clapper board. "Yaadein," Neena captioned the picture.
short by Udit Gupta / 10:34 am on 21 Oct
Bengaluru-based wildlife artist and former engineer Prasad Natarajan founded the Artists for Wildlife and Nature (AWN), a collective which aims to raise awareness about wildlife and environmental preservation. It has hosted seven exhibitions so far. Natarajan said such art about nature and wildlife species can help draw the public and policymakers' attention to the species in need of conservation.
short by Dharna / 11:26 pm on 20 Oct
AirPods Pro with noise-cancellation may launch in Oct end: Reports
short by Anushka Dixit / on 21 Oct 2019,Monday
The new Apple AirPods with the noise-cancellation feature will reportedly launch in October end and will be called 'AirPods Pro'. The AirPods Pro will feature an in-ear design to aid noise cancellation and isolation and also a slightly redesigned charging case to befit the new build and design. The AirPods Pro will roughly cost about ₹18,400, as per reports.
short by Anushka Dixit / 10:30 am on 21 Oct
The government has launched a challenge for startups to present alternative solutions to single-use plastics which it seeks to phase out by 2022. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade will award the first and second place holders ₹3 lakh and ₹2 lakh respectively. Earlier, the Centre reportedly asked e-commerce firms to stop using plastics in product packagings.
short by Dharna / 09:30 am on 21 Oct
CX Partners invests ₹260 cr in Chennai restaurant chain: Reports
short by Anushka Dixit / on 20 Oct 2019,Sunday
Chennai-based Dindigul Thalappakatti Restaurant has raised ₹260 crore from private equity firm CX Partners. Post the round, the business is valued at ₹600 crore, as per reports. This is the first time Dindigul has raised a private equity round. Notably, Dindigul is planning to raise an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the next three years, according to reports.
short by Anushka Dixit / 11:13 pm on 20 Oct
Pepperfry set to raise about $20 mn in Series F round: CEO
short by Anushka Dixit / on 21 Oct 2019,Monday
Online furniture startup Pepperfry is planning to raise about $20 million in Series F round, CEO Ambareesh Murty said. He added that this may be the startup's last round before it goes public in 12-15 months. Pepperfry has raised over $200 million till date from investors such as Norwest Venture Partners, Goldman Sachs, Bertelsmann India Investments, among others.
short by Anushka Dixit / 08:18 am on 21 Oct
Egypt unveils trove of ancient coffins excavated in Luxor
short by Dishant Sharma / on 21 Oct 2019,Monday
Egypt on Saturday revealed a rare trove of 30 ancient wooden coffins that have been well-preserved over millennia in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. The 30 ornately decorated coffins of men, women and children were found a metre underground, stacked in two rows. They are believed to belong to family members of high priests.
short by Dishant Sharma / 07:00 am on 21 Oct
AAI plans to monetise 759 acres land near 8 major airports
short by Dharna / on 21 Oct 2019,Monday
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to monetise 759 acres of land near eight major airports to let private companies establish warehouses, hotels and restaurants. Officials said the non-traffic revenue generated from the land monetisation will be used for developing airport infrastructure in under-served areas. The land parcels may be leased to companies for 25-30 years, they added.
short by Dharna / 09:00 am on 21 Oct
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