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Actress Isha Sharvani cheated of ₹3 lakh in Australia, 3 arrested
short by Daisy Mowke / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Three men have been arrested for cheating actress Isha Sharvani, who now lives in Australia's Perth, by pretending to be Australian Tax Officers. "She was induced to transfer 5,700 AUD (around ₹3 lakh) via Western Union and RIA Money Transfer," stated Delhi Police's PRO. Isha is known for starring in films like 'Kisna' and 'Good Boy, Bad Boy'.
short by Daisy Mowke / 05:10 pm on 19 Sep
Pakistani analyst falls off chair during live TV debate on Kashmir
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Mazhar Barlas, an analyst on a Pakistani news channel, fell off his chair during a live debate on Kashmir recently. A video of the incident, which is being widely shared on social media, shows Barlas suddenly falling off his chair, following which his screen is turned off. The incident reportedly took place on September 16 on GTV channel.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 03:25 pm on 19 Sep
You are a great player, wish you continued success: Afridi to Kohli
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi took to Twitter to congratulate Team India captain Virat Kohli, who became T20I cricket's highest run-scorer on Wednesday. "You are a great player indeed, wish you continued success, keep entertaining cricket fans all around the world," Afridi tweeted. Notably, Kohli is currently the only cricketer who averages 50+ in all three international formats.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:43 pm on 19 Sep
Yuvraj only player to hit 6 sixes in 1 over off fast bowling
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Yuvraj Singh is the only player to hit six sixes in an over off pace bowling, achieving the feat in a Stuart Broad over in an India-England World T20 match on September 19, 2007. Yuvraj went on to score international cricket's fastest fifty off 12 balls, becoming the second player to hit six sixes off an over at world level.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:13 pm on 19 Sep
Google to launch tokenised cards for Indian debit, credit card users
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Google on Thursday announced that it's bringing tokenised cards to Indian debit and credit cardholders to allow them to pay for things using a digital token instead of their actual card number. The feature will be rolled out to Google Pay users in the coming weeks. It will start with Visa cards for HDFC, Axis, Kotak and Standard Chartered banks.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 04:44 pm on 19 Sep
Couldn't give farm loan waiver in MP, Rahul should apologise: Cong MLA
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Lakshman Singh on Wednesday said, "We've not been able to fulfil the promise of farm loan waiver in the state." "Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the farmers and clarify to them how long it will take for loan waiver," he added. "It'll send a good message to the farmers who are angry," he further said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:10 pm on 19 Sep
CBI asks West Bengal DGP for Rajeev Kumar's contact details
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
The CBI has asked the West Bengal DGP to provide contact details of former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, said reports. It set up a special team to trace Kumar, who allegedly evaded its notices to appear before it in connection with Saradha chit fund scam. Meanwhile, the DGP said Kumar informed him that he's on leave till September 25.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:26 pm on 19 Sep
Mamata meets Amit Shah in Delhi, hands over letter on NRC
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at North Block in New Delhi on Thursday. Mamata stated, "I handed over a letter to him, told him that of the 19 lakh people left out of NRC, many are Hindi speaking, Bengali speaking and local Assamese. Many genuine voters have been left out."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:53 pm on 19 Sep
Unfortunate that Sharad Pawar is making false statements: PM Modi
short by Apaar Sharma / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that it was unfortunate that senior leaders like NCP President Sharad Pawar were making false statements. PM Modi said, "They like the neighbouring country. They think that the rulers there work for welfare. But the whole of Maharashtra and India knows, and the whole world knows where the factory of terror is."
short by Apaar Sharma / 04:37 pm on 19 Sep
Indians' buying power hasn't risen in line with car prices: Bhargava
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Maruti Suzuki Chairman RC Bhargava has said that purchasing power of Indians hasn't risen in line with the increase in car prices. This had led many to postpone purchases as prices have been increased to adhere to new emission norms, he added. Bhargava further said there is "no point" in a temporary cut in the GST rate on vehicles.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 03:12 pm on 19 Sep
Developed back pain due to no chair, pillow in Tihar cell: Chidambaram
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday told a Delhi court he developed back pain as there was no pillow or chair in his cell in Tihar jail. "There were chairs outside the room, I used to sit there during the day, now that too is withdrawn," he added. "Because I was using it, they've taken it away," he said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:10 pm on 19 Sep
Manmohan planned attack on Pak if 26/11 was repeated: Ex-UK PM
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Former UK PM David Cameron, in his book 'For The Record', revealed that former PM Manmohan Singh had once told him "that another terrorist attack like that in Mumbai in July 2011 and India would have to take military action against Pakistan." Cameron also said he "got on well" with Singh and described the former Indian PM as "saintly man".
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:40 pm on 19 Sep
Punjab traffic policeman fills up potholes on Bathinda roads
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Punjab traffic police personnel Gurbkhs Singh has received a reward of ₹1,000 and been recommended for a promotion for filling up potholes on the roads of Bathinda. Gurbkhs stated, "I feel happy doing so. I will continue this work post-retirement also." DSP City Gurjit Singh Romana stated, "Best jawans are...posted in traffic... They have to concentrate more on social work."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:34 pm on 19 Sep
Value of govt's 28% stake in ITC surged by ₹1,800 cr on vaping ban
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
The value of the government's stake in ITC surged as much as ₹1,800 crore on Wednesday following the announcement of the nationwide e-cigarette ban. The government and state-owned companies including LIC together held a 28.64% stake in India's largest cigarette maker as of June. Further, state-run New India Assurance Company holds around a 1.53% stake in cigarette maker VST Industries.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 03:30 pm on 19 Sep
We have to hug each Kashmiri, make Kashmir paradise again: PM Modi
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Addressing a public rally in Maharashtra's Nashik on Thursday, PM Narendra Modi said, "We have to hug every Kashmiri and make heaven there (Kashmir) again." He added, "Till yesterday, we used to say - Kashmir is ours, now every Hindustani will say, we've to create a new Kashmir." He said that the government's decision for J&K is for India's unity.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:06 pm on 19 Sep
CBI arrests ex-Odisha Cricket Association secretary in Ponzi scam
short by Apaar Sharma / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested former honorary secretary of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Asirbad Behera for his alleged links with Ponzi firm Artha Tatwa Group of Companies. Behera had allegedly received ₹1 crore from AT Group in the garb of sponsorship for Odisha Ranji Cricket Team and title sponsorship for Odisha Premier League, 2011.
short by Apaar Sharma / 04:31 pm on 19 Sep
People forced out of cabs, autos amid transport strike in Delhi-NCR
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Several incidents of commuters being forced out of their cabs and autorickshaws by drivers protesting against the new Motor Vehicles Act in Delhi-NCR were reported on Thursday. At the Akshardham area, protesters vandalised a cab for ferrying passengers. The United Front of Transport Association on Wednesday claimed that over 50 transport associations and unions were participating in the strike.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:30 pm on 19 Sep
Pakistanis going to India to fight are enemies of Kashmiris: Pak PM
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that anyone from his country who goes to fight in Kashmir "is as an enemy of the Kashmiris". He claimed that India needed just "an excuse to launch crackdown on the people of Kashmir". Khan further promised to raise the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly next week.
short by Nandini Sinha / 03:32 pm on 19 Sep
Won't accept Pak's $20 charge from Kartarpur pilgrims: Punjab CM
short by Apaar Sharma / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said, "We've informed the Government of India that we'll not accept Pakistan's decision to charge pilgrims $20 as service charge for visiting Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara." Singh was visiting Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur to inspect the progress in the construction of Kartarpur Corridor. He said the project would meet the October 30 deadline.
short by Apaar Sharma / 04:43 pm on 19 Sep
Chidambaram's judicial custody in INX Media case extended till Oct 3
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
A Delhi court on Thursday extended the judicial custody of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram till October 3 in INX Media case. Chidambaram, lodged in Tihar jail, was produced before the court after his 14-day judicial custody ended on Thursday. The CBI and ED are probing allegations of corruption and money laundering in the FIPB approval given to INX Media.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:44 pm on 19 Sep
People may be fined ₹20,000 for breaking odd-even rule under MV Act
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
People violating the odd-even rule in Delhi between November 4 and 15 could be fined up to ₹20,000 under the amended Motor Vehicles Act, traffic police and government officials said. Earlier, defaulters were fined ₹2,000. However, the final decision on the fine is yet to be announced and the government has the authority to reduce the amount.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:20 pm on 19 Sep
Rohingyas are Bangladeshis: Myanmar's Suu Kyi told UK's ex-PM Cameron
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Former UK PM David Cameron has revealed in his book that Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi had told him in 2013 that Rohingya Muslims in her country "are Bangladeshis". "She became the de facto leader in 2015, and the violence against the Rohingya went on," Cameron wrote. Suu Kyi has been criticised for not acting against the persecution of Rohingyas.
short by Nandini Sinha / 04:08 pm on 19 Sep
Vaping devices still available on Amazon, Flipkart after ban: Reuters
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Some vaping products were still listed on Flipkart and Amazon on Thursday, while several other websites discontinued their sales a day after the government's ban, according to Reuters. A Reuters reporter successfully placed an order for a vape device on Amazon on Thursday, it said. Websites such as Vapestop and Litejoy, which offered vaping products online, discontinued their operations.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 03:33 pm on 19 Sep
Square Yards raises $20 million from BCCL, others
short by Anushka Dixit / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Square Yards has raised $20 million of equity capital from investors including Bennett Coleman and Company (BCCL), Genkai Capital, DBS Securities, etc. Some existing investors also participated in the round. Founded in 2013, Square Yards is backed by Anil Ambani led-Reliance Group. It has so far raised about $50 million in equity and over $25 million in debt financing.
short by Anushka Dixit / 04:48 pm on 19 Sep
Uttarakhand government has made Sanskrit language compulsory in all government and private schools from classes three to eight. Arvind Pandey, state's School and Sanskrit Education Minister, made the announcement about the move and said that this generation should know this ancient language. "We must acknowledge that this language has enriched our culture beyond measure," Pandey added.
short by Jigyasu / 04:48 pm on 19 Sep
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