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Ola driver denies to go to 'Muslim' colony, drops man midway
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
An Ola driver has been fired after he refused to drop a passenger to Delhi's Jamia Nagar calling it a 'Muslim' colony and dropped him midway on Sunday. "When I refused to get out of the car, he started calling up his friends," the passenger said. The company called the incident "shocking" and added, "Ola, like India, believes in secularity."
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:44 pm on 18 Jun
Parents asked to pay ₹90 lakh after kid breaks sculpture
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
The parents of a 5-year-old boy have been asked to pay ₹90 lakh after their kid broke a mosaic sculpture at a US community center. The kid, who was at the community center to attend a wedding reception with his parents, broke the sculpture in an attempt to hug it. The insurance company said the sculpture was damaged beyond repair.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:46 pm on 18 Jun
Man scolded by Anushka shared screen with SRK, Madhuri, Shahid
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Arhhan Singh, the man whom Anushka Sharma scolded for throwing garbage, was known by the name Sunny Singh and appeared as a child artist in films with Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit. He featured in the 2010 Shahid Kapoor starrer 'Paathshaala'. Arhhan had once shared a still from 1996 film 'English Babu Desi Mem', where he's seen with SRK.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 10:47 pm on 18 Jun
Video of SL captain allegedly tampering with ball surfaces
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
A video of Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal allegedly tampering with the ball during the ongoing Windies Test has surfaced. The video shows Chandimal trying to shine the ball allegedly with mint saliva after briefly putting his hand in the pocket. The 28-year-old had pleaded not guilty to ICC's ball-tampering charge, with hearing scheduled to take place after the match.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:50 pm on 18 Jun
Ratan Tata is the only Indian investor in Xiaomi
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Ratan Tata, the Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, is the only Indian investor in Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, according to its IPO filings. Tata picked a 0.0024% stake (49,583 shares) in 2015 through his Singapore-based company RNT Associates International. His stake could be worth $2.1 million now based on Xioami's estimated valuation of over $90 billion, according to Bloomberg Quint.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 09:26 pm on 18 Jun
Took me 3 mins to believe: Indian who won Apple Design Award
short by Shifa Naseer / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Raja Vijayaraman, the first Indian ever to win the Apple Design Award 2018, has said, "It took me 3 minutes to get (that) it was happening for real." "I never thought I will be getting this sort of award," he added. Raja won the award for 'Calzy 3' app that allows users to drag and drop numbers for easy calculations.
short by Shifa Naseer / 11:27 pm on 18 Jun
Govt website leaks data of users who bought Viagra in Andhra
short by Shifa Naseer / on 19 Jun 2018,Tuesday
An unsecured website of the Andhra Pradesh government has exposed the personal data of the people who purchased Viagra from a government-run store in the state. The website allowed anyone to access the names and phone numbers of people who purchased the medicine on June 13. The bug was initially discovered by security researcher Srinivas Kodali.
short by Shifa Naseer / 08:00 am on 19 Jun
Google develops AI system to predict when a patient will die
short by Shifa Naseer / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Google has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system to predict when a patient will die. It can also forecast how long people may stay in hospitals, as well as their chances of re-admission. In one particular instance, Google's algorithm was able to detect the mortality risk of a cancer patient at 19.9%, which was more accurate than the hospital's computers.
short by Shifa Naseer / 09:59 pm on 18 Jun
WHO declares gaming addiction a mental health disorder
short by Shifa Naseer / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the addiction to video games or 'gaming disorder' as a mental health disorder. Likening it to substance abuse, WHO stressed it is not a casual term applied to anyone who spends a lot of time gaming. Symptoms must be sustained for at least a year before coming under the category, the organisation added.
short by Shifa Naseer / 10:56 pm on 18 Jun
India has 10 crore people between 21-35 with bad skills: Pai
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Angel investor Mohandas Pai claimed that India has 10 crore people in the 21-35 age group with bad skills. "Because of the failure of UPA...we will add another ten crore by 2025," Pai added. He was commenting on an SBI report, which said India has only one decade to become a developed nation and will need to focus on education.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 10:42 pm on 18 Jun
Airtel user refuses help from Muslim employee, company responds
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Airtel on Monday allegedly assigned a representative named Gaganjot after a user requested for a "Hindu representative" saying she had 'no faith in the work ethic' of Shoaib, a Muslim representative handling her complaint. Airtel later said it does not differentiate anyone based on religion, adding, "Both Shoaib and Gaganjot are part of our customer resolution team."
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 11:09 pm on 18 Jun
Air India's building in Mumbai earns annual rent of ₹100 cr
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Air India's 23-storey building in Mumbai's Marine Drive generates an annual rent of ₹100 crore, equal to half of the monthly salary paid out to its 21,000 employees. "Nearly 17 floors are on rent. It contributes to some extent when the finances are bad,” Air India chief Pradeep Singh Kharola said. The building served as Air India's headquarters until 2013.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 10:42 pm on 18 Jun
Mallya diverted ₹3,700 cr to F1, IPL, private jet rides: ED
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
The Enforcement Directorate has alleged that Vijay Mallya and his firms fraudulently diverted over ₹3,700 crore bank loans to a UK-based F1 motorsport firm, an IPL team, and for private jet sorties. The agency named Mallya, Kingfisher Airlines and United Breweries in its chargesheet. ED added that a plane acquired for Kingfisher's passenger operations was used as Mallya's personal carrier.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 10:45 pm on 18 Jun
Bhojpuri actor accused of giving death threats by journo
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Bhojpuri actor-singer Dinesh Lal Yadav, also known as Nirahua, has been named in a police complaint filed by journalist Shashikant Singh, where he alleged he received death threats from the actor. The complaint comes after Shashikant recorded their conversation on the phone. Nirahua is reportedly heard abusing the journalist while trying to intimidate him with death threats during the call.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 11:10 pm on 18 Jun
Was youngest teacher, school kids treated me as friend: Rao
short by Deepshikha Yadav / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Talking about when he used to teach dance and drama in a school during his college days, Rajkummar Rao said, "I was the youngest teacher in school so the kids treated me like their friend." He added that this made teaching easier and more fun. He further said, "I ensured I didn't pressurise them and was empathetic to them."
short by Deepshikha Yadav / 10:02 pm on 18 Jun
First song from Diljit Dosanjh starrer 'Soorma' released
short by Deepshikha Yadav / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
The first song from Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu starrer film 'Soorma' has been released. The song titled 'Ishq Di Baajiyaan' has been sung by Diljit with additional vocals by Shankar Mahadevan. 'Ishq Di Baajiyaan' has been composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and penned by Gulzar. Directed by Shaad Ali, the film also stars Angad Bedi.
short by Deepshikha Yadav / 11:09 pm on 18 Jun
Want wife, kids, hope I'll have that privilege soon: Ranbir
short by Deepshikha Yadav / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Ranbir Kapoor has said he wants to have his own children and wife while adding, "I hope that I'Il have that privilege soon." He said, "I believe in the institution of marriage...I want to have my own family." He further said that when he was younger, he used to believe that he will get married at the age of 27.
short by Deepshikha Yadav / 09:53 pm on 18 Jun
Messi fan from Kerala cycles 4,000 km from Iran to watch WC
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Clifin Francis, a Lionel Messi fan from Kerala, cycled from Iran to Russia, covering over 4,000 kilometres, to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Francis took a flight on February 23 from Kerala to Dubai before leaving for Iran in a ship. The 28-year-old then began his cycling expedition from Bandar Abbas and reached Russia on June 5.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:20 pm on 18 Jun
Lukaku scores 2 as Belgium defeat World Cup debutants Panama
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Forward Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium defeated World Cup debutants Panama in their opening match of the 2018 edition on Monday. Belgium are now unbeaten in their last 20 matches, with their last loss having come in September 2016. Further, Dries Mertens became the first Belgian to score in two different World Cup editions since Marc Wilmots (1998, 2002).
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:04 pm on 18 Jun
Footballer sent home from World Cup after refusing to play
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Croatian forward Nikola Kalinić has been sent home from the 2018 FIFA World Cup after he refused to come on as a substitute during Croatia's 2-0 victory against Nigeria. The 30-year-old footballer had reportedly cited a back injury for not being able to play. "I need my players fit and ready to play," Croatia's coach Zlatko Dalić said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:57 pm on 18 Jun
Kane scores in injury time to help England start WC with win
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Jun 2018,Tuesday
Captain Harry Kane scored twice, including an injury time goal, to help England win their 2018 FIFA World Cup opener against Tunisia on Monday. The 24-year-old became the first English footballer to score two goals in a World Cup match since Gary Lineker in 1990. Further, Tunisia's goal was the first by an African nation in this year's World Cup.
short by Anmol Sharma / 01:44 am on 19 Jun
Startup creates armband to let users control PCs with mind
short by Shifa Naseer / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
US-based startup CTRL-labs has developed an armband which allows users to control computer mouse pointers with their minds. The device which is a collection of small circuit boards soldered together by gold contacts, reads signals passing from the brain to the hand. The device can work anywhere on the forearm or upper arm and is independent of muscle movement.
short by Shifa Naseer / 11:31 pm on 18 Jun
Samsung spent $13.7 billion on taxes globally in 2017
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
South Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics spent 15.1 trillion won ($13.7 billion) to pay taxes around the world in 2017. The record amount posted last year nearly doubled from 7.8 trillion won posted in 2015. Samsung said the Korean government accounted for 81% of amount with other Asian countries accounting for 10%.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 09:35 pm on 18 Jun
Peter Mukerjea agrees to end marriage with Indrani
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Former media mogul Peter Mukerjea has agreed to divorce Indrani Mukerjea admitting their marriage had "irretrievably broken down". The two co-accused in the Sheena Bora murder case do not have any children through their marriage. Indrani and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna were accused of murdering their daughter Sheena, while Peter was arrested for allegedly being part of the conspiracy.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:38 pm on 18 Jun
65-yr-old man rapes 8-yr-old girl in public toilet, arrested
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
A 65-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in a public toilet in Maharashtra's Kalyan, the police said on Monday. The accused was arrested the same day after the victim's family filed a complaint. Nearly 60% of survivors in rape cases registered in Mumbai last year are minors.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:18 pm on 18 Jun
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