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I am not someone who hits in air to entertain crowd: Virat Kohli
short by Anmol Sharma / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
Following his knock of 94* against West Indies in first T20I, India captain Virat Kohli said he's not someone who comes to the stadium wanting to entertain people by hitting the ball in the air. "I want to get the job done...But the aim isn't to play slam-bang cricket...I think my role this team is to bat long," he added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:04 pm on 07 Dec
My faith in humanity is restored: Musk after winning defamation case
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
After a US jury found that Elon Musk did not defame British cave explorer Vernon Unsworth by calling him a "pedo guy" on Twitter, the Tesla CEO said, "My faith in humanity is restored". The 48-year-old billionaire argued that he did not intend to call Unsworth a paedophile, but instead was using "pedo guy" to mean "creepy old guy".
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 10:04 pm on 07 Dec
I'll take it on the chin: Cave explorer after losing case against Elon Musk
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
British cave explorer Vernon Unsworth, who lost the defamation case he filed against Elon Musk for calling him a "pedo guy", said he respects the jury's decision. "I’ll take it on the chin and move on," Unsworth added. His legal team sought at least $190 million in damages from the Tesla CEO for his tweets about the diver.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 09:01 pm on 07 Dec
Daughter cuts father's body into pieces for sexually assaulting her
short by Anmol Sharma / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
A 19-year-old girl and her 16-year-old boyfriend have been arrested for murdering the girl's father in Mumbai. They cut the man's body into pieces and dumped the body in three suitcases in a river. The girl confessed to killing him, saying that he used to sexually assault her. The man had adopted the girl and was living alone with her.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:58 pm on 07 Dec
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Saturday announced an ex-gratia of ₹25 lakh for the family of the Unnao rape victim, an official said. Other facilities to be extended to the family will be looked at the local level, the official added. Earlier today, BJP leaders, who went to the victim's village to meet her family, were heckled by protesters.
short by Jigyasu / 10:15 pm on 07 Dec
Dentist charged after he pulled patient's tooth while on hoverboard
short by Dishant Sharma / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
American dentist, Seth Lookhart, who pulled out a patient's tooth while riding a hoverboard in 2017, is facing 42 charges, including unlawful dental acts and fraud, that he will fight during his bench trial that began November 12. After Lookhart was charged, the Alaska Board of Dental Examiners suspended his license to practice dentistry and sedation in June.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:41 pm on 07 Dec
Satnam Singh, India’s first player in NBA, fails dope test
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
Satnam Singh Bhamara, the first Indian player to be picked in an NBA draft in 2015, has been provisionally suspended after he failed a doping test last month. He was suspended on November 19 as per a newsletter released by National Anti-Doping Agency. Last month, Bhamara had pulled out of the 13th South Asian Games citing personal reasons.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:29 pm on 07 Dec
Anderson, Bairstow, Wood return as Eng name Test Squad for WI series
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
England on Saturday announced a 17-member squad for the four-match Test tour of South Africa, starting from December 26. Pacers James Anderson and Mark Wood, have returned, with Saqib Mahmood being dropped. While wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow, who was dropped for New Zealand Tests, has also returned, Moeen Ali was not picked after he said he would take a break.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:13 pm on 07 Dec
Kevin Pietersen offers solution for CSA board crisis
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has offered a solution to Cricket South Africa's (CSA) ongoing crisis. Pietersen tweeted that while former CSA CEO Jacques Faul should return, former Test captain Graeme Smith should take over as director of cricket. Kevin further said former wicketkeeper Mark Boucher should become head coach with former all-rounder Jacques Kallis as team consultant.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 11:04 pm on 07 Dec
Vivian Richards, VVS Laxman laud Kohli on match-winning knock
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
Team India captain Virat Kohli on Friday scored match-winning unbeaten 94 off 50 deliveries against West Indies. Reacting to Kohli's knock, former West Indies captain Sir Vivian Richards tweeted, "Amazing. Just amazing." Former India batsman, VVS Laxman said, "A masterclass from Virat Kohli, made to look so easy and finishing the job."
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:21 pm on 07 Dec
Qatar postpones FIFA World Cup stadium launch over certification
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
Qatar has postponed the official opening of Education City Stadium, one of the venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, over certification. The stadium was to be inaugurated on December 18 when it was supposed to host FIFA Club World Cup semi-final involving Liverpool. The Education City was also scheduled to host the Club World Cup final and third-place play-off.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:18 pm on 07 Dec
Ericsson agrees to pay $1 bn to resolve US corruption probes
short by Aishwarya / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
The US justice department said Ericsson has agreed to pay over $1 billion to resolve allegations of bribery and corruption. The long-running corruption investigation involves potential payoffs in countries including China. The settlement would require Ericsson to pay over $520-million criminal penalty and around $540-million fine to US Securities and Exchange Commission in a related matter.
short by Aishwarya / 09:54 pm on 07 Dec
US charges Russian 'Evil Corp' hackers with $100m banking scheme
short by Aishwarya / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
US prosecutors charged two leading members of Russian hacking group, 'Evil Corp', which allegedly used malicious software to orchestrate global banking fraud that stole over $100 million. The authorities said the gang used a malware called 'Dridex' that helped elude anti-virus software. Once infected, it could empty accounts of bank staff and customers and forward proceeds to the group's accounts.
short by Aishwarya / 10:55 pm on 07 Dec
RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday took a jibe at Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi after a video of him dodging a question on crime against women surfaced on the internet. "Sush-ill Modi," Yadav tweeted along with the video. The reporters asked him about the alleged rape of a five-year-old girl in Darbhanga by a tempo driver.
short by Jigyasu / 11:04 pm on 07 Dec
Abki baar 3 paar: Kejriwal coins slogan for BJP for Delhi elections
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday took a jibe at BJP by coining a new slogan for the saffron party for Delhi Assembly elections next year. "BJP's slogan will be 'abki baar 3 paar'. We [AAP] will go with 'abki baar 67 paar'," he said. Kejriwal's AAP had won 67 seats in the 70-seat assembly in 2015 elections.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 10:16 pm on 07 Dec
Flyy partners with Chennai Metro to offer e-scooter services
short by Aishwarya / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
Dockless scooter rental startup Flyy has partnered with Chennai Metro Rail (CMRL) to offer e-scooter rental services at stations at ₹1 per minute. The service will be available from 7 am to 9 pm and can be booked through Flyy app. Currently, six bikes are available at Alandur station and CMRL plans to extend it to 15 if demand increases.
short by Aishwarya / 10:02 pm on 07 Dec
Archaeologists accidentally break three 1,700-year-old Roman eggs
short by Dishant Sharma / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
British archaeologists, while studying the 'extraordinary' collection of third-century items found in Buckinghamshire, accidentally broke three out of the four 'fragile' eggs that were found in the dig. The archaeologists state that the 1,700-year-old Roman eggs released a potent stench of rotten eggs on being broken. The team further claims that the eggs were 'likely used in a fertility ritual'.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:38 pm on 07 Dec
Bengaluru man critically injured after flyover fixture falls on him
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
A Bengaluru motorist was hospitalised with serious injuries after a hydraulic bolt being fitted on a pillar of Koramangala-Ejipura Flyover fell on his head. The incident took place on Friday, when the bolt fell on 44-year-old Lawrence's head, cracking his helmet and injuring his skull. He began bleeding profusely and fell unconscious. He was rushed to a nearby hospital.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 11:01 pm on 07 Dec
Stop celebrating criminals: Bihar DGP on Telangana encounter
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
A day after all accused in Hyderabad rape and murder were encountered by state police, a video of Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey calling out the culture of "celebrating criminals" has surfaced. He said that police alone cannot stop crime. "Society as a whole must awaken and fight against the culture of crime", he said.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 08:45 pm on 07 Dec
NIA charge-sheets 2 TN men for allegedly seeking ISIS recruits
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday filed a charge sheet against two natives from Tamil Nadu for allegedly seeking ISIS recruits. The arrested duo- Mohammed Azarudeen and Sheik Hidayatullah are residents of Coimbatore. They were arrested in June for allegedly using social media to propagate ISIS ideology with the intention to recruit 'vulnerable youth'.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 11:10 pm on 07 Dec
Delhi govt adds booklet on Ambedkar to middle school curriculum
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
Delhi government has introduced a booklet on life and work of Dr BR Ambedkar to middle school curriculum to commemorate his 63rd death anniversary on December 6. CM Arvind Kejriwal while launching the booklet said that few people know about Ambedkar's contributions in RBI formation, women empowerment and farmers' welfare. "We want to tell everything to our children," he added.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:51 pm on 07 Dec
Delhi Police on Saturday used water cannons on protesters doing candle march demanding justice for Unnao rape and murder victim. "They had lit fire torches and its flames were coming towards the police personnel. So we used the water cannon in order to extinguish that," police said. The 23-year-old who was burnt alive in Unnao died on Friday.
short by Jigyasu / 10:16 pm on 07 Dec
10 people killed in Kenya bus attack by al-Qaeda linked group
short by Kirti Joshi / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
At least ten people including several police officers were killed after al-Qaeda linked group al-Shabaab attacked a bus on Friday in Kenya. "The attackers separated local Somalis from non-locals, and...shot 10 non-locals dead," police said. The bus, which was travelling between Wajir and Mandera, was reportedly attacked on a lonely stretch of road in Kotulo bordering Somalia.
short by Kirti Joshi / 08:44 pm on 07 Dec
White House dismisses invitation to Trump's impeachment hearings
short by Kirti Joshi / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
The White House has said that the House's impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump is "completely baseless" and dismissed the invitation to participate in the hearings. "Having declined this opportunity, he cannot claim the process is unfair," House Judiciary Chairman said. The inquiry relates to Trump's request to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to investigate Joe Biden.
short by Kirti Joshi / 11:07 pm on 07 Dec
Saudi King calls Trump after Saudi trainee kills 4 at US Navy base
short by Kirti Joshi / on 07 Dec 2019,Saturday
Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Friday called US President Donald Trump after a Saudi Air Force second lieutenant shot dead four people at the US Navy base in Florida. "The King said that Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter," Trump tweeted. The Saudi military member was training at the Navy base.
short by Kirti Joshi / 09:24 pm on 07 Dec
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