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Chris Gayle to end 20-year ODI career after 2019 World Cup
short by Anmol Sharma / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
Windies' all-rounder Chris Gayle has announced he'll retire from ODI cricket following the 2019 World Cup, which will take place from May 30 to July 14 in England and Wales. The 39-year-old made his ODI debut against India in 1999, and has scored 9,727 runs in 284 ODIs so far. Gayle is the second highest ODI run-scorer among Windies' players.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:02 pm on 17 Feb
Pulwama terror attack will be avenged: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
short by Shashank Verma / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said the Pulwama terror attack, in which 40 CRPF jawans were martyred, will be avenged. He added that national security is most important and it can't be compromised. He also claimed that there has been no terror attack, barring some places in Kashmir, since the formation of BJP government at the Centre.
short by Shashank Verma / 11:31 pm on 17 Feb
Punjab CM announces pension for slain CRPF jawan's parents
short by Shashank Verma / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced a monthly pension of ₹10,000 to the parents of the CRPF constable Kulwinder Singh martyred in the Pulwama attack. The pension will be given in addition to the ₹7 lakh ex gratia and ₹5 lakh cash in lieu of land to his parents. Singh also announced naming a local school after the constable.
short by Shashank Verma / 10:41 pm on 17 Feb
UP CM meets family of CRPF jawan killed in Pulwama attack
short by Shashank Verma / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Sunday visited the family of slain CRPF constable Pankaj Tripathi who was amongst the 12 jawans martyred in the Pulwama attack from the state. The state government has announced ex gratia of ₹25 lakh for the families of martyred jawans from the state. Yogi also assured Tripathi's family that their demands will be met.
short by Shashank Verma / 11:44 pm on 17 Feb
Pulwama terror attack an assault on nation: Arvind Kejriwal
short by Shashank Verma / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that the Pulwama terror attack was an assault on the country. Exuding his support to the central government, Kejriwal said the entire nation is with the Prime Minister and the security forces. He further said Pakistan should be taught a befitting lesson otherwise the soul of the martyrs will not rest in peace.
short by Shashank Verma / 11:37 pm on 17 Feb
Karnataka woman teacher arrested for praising Pak over terror attack
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
A woman teacher of a private school in Karnataka's Shivapura was arrested on Saturday for allegedly praising Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack that claimed 40 CRPF jawans' lives. She had posted a message on social media saying "Pakistan Ki Jay Ho". After her post, some youth pelted her house with stones and allegedly tried to set it on fire.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:08 pm on 17 Feb
Guj couple takes out procession for CRPF martyrs before marriage
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
Ahead of their marriage in Gujarat's Vadodara on Sunday, a couple took out a procession to pay tribute to 40 CRPF jawans martyred in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama terror attack. The couple carried a placard which read, "Who says that there are only 1,427 lions left in India? 13 lakh lions are standing on the border to serve the nation."
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:32 pm on 17 Feb
CCI shouldn't have 'removed' Imran Khan's portrait: Rajdeep Sardesai
short by Anmol Sharma / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai has said that the portrait of Pakistan PM and 1992 World Cup-winning captain Imran Khan shouldn't have been "removed" by the prestigious Cricket Club of India in Mumbai. "Yes, we're all angry but why mix cricket with politics by taking soft options? Isn't this taking away from real issue of breaking the Jaish-Pak army nexus?" he tweeted.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:36 pm on 17 Feb
Boycott tourism in J&K for next 2 yrs: Shiv Sena MLC Kayande
short by Shashank Verma / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
Condemning the Pulwama terror attack, Shiv Sena MLC Manisha Kayande on Saturday said that people should boycott tourism in Jammu and Kashmir for next two years. She claimed whenever militants attack, locals pelt stones on jawans to help them get away. She also demanded a boycott of all Chinese goods, saying that the country was supportive of Pakistan.
short by Shashank Verma / 10:14 pm on 17 Feb
Pak cricketers' photos removed from Mohali stadium after Pulwama
short by Anmol Sharma / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has removed photographs of Pakistani cricketers from various points inside the Mohali stadium to show solidarity with the families of martyrs of Pulwama terror attack. PCA treasurer Ajay Tyagi said the stadium had 15 photos of Pakistani cricketers including that of Pakistan PM Imran Khan. Earlier, Mumbai's Cricket Club of India covered Imran Khan's portrait.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:10 pm on 17 Feb
Bentley Bentayga Speed world's fastest production SUV at 306 kmph
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
British automaker Bentley has claimed its new all-wheel-drive Bentayga Speed, which goes from 0-100 kmph in just 3.9 seconds, is now the world's fastest production SUV with a top speed of 306 kmph. Powered by a 6.0-litre W12 engine, the SUV develops 626 brake horsepower. Until now, Lamborghini Urus was the world's fastest production SUV with 305 kmph top speed.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:50 pm on 17 Feb
No sale of pledged shares till Sept: Anil Ambani's pact with lenders
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
Anil Ambani's Reliance Group has reached a "standstill agreement" with over 90% of its lenders under which they won't sell any of promoters' pledged shares till September. The group will pay the principal and interest to the lenders as per the scheduled due dates. Reliance Group recently blamed L&T Finance and Edelweiss for steep fall in shares of its companies.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 10:02 pm on 17 Feb
Private equity firm KKR's billionaire founders get $203 mn in 2018
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
US private equity giant KKR's Founders Henry Kravis and George Roberts took home a combined $203 million in 2018. In comparison, the co-CEOs each collected about $170 million in salary, dividends and carried interest or share in investment profits for 2017. Kravis and Roberts, who are cousins, have a net worth of $6 billion each, according to Bloomberg
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 10:50 pm on 17 Feb
Union Minister asks Cong to expel Sidhu over Pulwama remark
short by Shweta Singh / on 18 Feb 2019,Monday
Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Sunday asked Congress President Rahul Gandhi to expel Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu from the party for his remarks on Pulwama attack. Singh added, "Rahul should offer a clarification...apologise before the nation." Sidhu, while condemning the attack, had called for dialogue with Pakistan and said, "For a handful of people, can you blame entire nation?"
short by Shweta Singh / 12:41 am on 18 Feb
Targeting innocent Kashmiris is reprehensible: CPI(M)
short by Shweta Singh / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
The CPI(M) on Sunday expressed its concern over the alleged attacks on Kashmiris in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack. "It's natural that people are aggrieved...But to utilise this occasion to target innocent Kashmiris is reprehensible," it said. The CPI(M) further asked the Centre and state governments to take firm action against those resorting to hate campaigns and violence.
short by Shweta Singh / 11:27 pm on 17 Feb
U'khand Police denies Kashmiri girls being trapped in hostel
short by Shweta Singh / on 18 Feb 2019,Monday
Uttarakhand Police on Sunday denied reports of Kashmiri girls being 'trapped' as an angry mob had assembled outside their hostel in Dehradun, following the Pulwama attack. "This is not true...Police [have] sorted out the issue...there are no crowds," it tweeted. "Initially there was some confusion regarding slogans by Kashmiri girls in favour of Pakistan...[this has been] resolved," it added.
short by Shweta Singh / 12:24 am on 18 Feb
I'm sure PM will take firm decision: Hema on Pulwama attack
short by Shweta Singh / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
Speaking about Pulwama attack, actor-politician Hema Malini said, "I'm sure PM Narendra Modi will take a...firm decision." "He'll take a wonderful decision with respect to how to face these...attacks," she added. Reacting to protestors blocking railway tracks in Maharashtra to protest against the attack, she said, "If they want to express...grief, they should spend time with martyrs' families."
short by Shweta Singh / 11:36 pm on 17 Feb
Sikkim CM announces ₹3 lakh for families of CRPF martyrs
short by Shweta Singh / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling on Sunday announced ₹3 lakh each as compensation to the families of the CRPF jawans who were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack. "The government of Sikkim...[will] sponsor the education of their (the martyrs') children," Chamling said in a tweet. On Friday, Chamling had condemned the attack and tweeted, "My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families".
short by Shweta Singh / 09:55 pm on 17 Feb
Sergio Ramos 1st player to receive 20 red cards in La Liga
short by Dishant Sharma / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos became the first player in the history of La Liga to receive 20 red cards after getting sent off in the match against Girona on Sunday. This was Ramos' 25th red card across all competitions for Madrid. Ramos was sent off towards the end of the match, which ended in a loss for Madrid.
short by Dishant Sharma / 08:56 pm on 17 Feb
Kusal Perera jumps 58 ranks after Test-winning innings vs SA
short by Dishant Sharma / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
Sri Lankan batsman Kusal Perera advanced 58 places in the ICC Test Player Rankings after his performance helped his team register a one-wicket victory over South Africa. The left-handed batsman has reached a career-best 40th position after 15 Tests. Perera scored 51 and an unbeaten 153 in the Test against South Africa.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:58 pm on 17 Feb
Ireland's Stuart Poynter became only the second cricketer in international cricket to have hit a six when 6 runs were needed on the last ball. Poynter found himself on strike needing six runs with just one wicket in hand to go past the Netherlands' 182/9. Earlier, former Windies cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul achieved the feat against Sri Lanka in 2008.
short by Barath / 09:33 pm on 17 Feb
Niantic agrees to make changes in Pokémon Go over lawsuit
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
Pokémon Go creator Niantic agreed to make changes in the game to settle a class-action nuisance complaint filed by those with PokéStops placed near their houses. As per the proposed settlement, in-app warnings to be respectful of real-world surroundings will show if over 10 players gather in one place. Further, Niantic will resolve complaints to remove PokéStops within 15 days.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 11:41 pm on 17 Feb
Study disputes report on Tesla Autopilot cutting crashes by 40%
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 18 Feb 2019,Monday
Data analysis company Quality Control System's study disputed a 2017 US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report claiming Tesla's vehicle crash rate dropped by 40% after Autopilot systems' Autosteer installation. The study found that in 5,714 cases with complete before and after Autosteer installation data, crash rates increased by 59%. NHTSA said it was reviewing the report.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 12:17 am on 18 Feb
NASA awards $2M to team making 3D-printed sensors for rovers
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
A Goddard Space Flight Center team has won a $2-million NASA award to develop 3D printed sensors that could be deployed on planetary rovers to detect parts-per-billion concentrations of water. The sensors are made using nanomaterials like graphene and carbon nanotubes which are highly stable at extreme conditions. The sensors could help in search of life throughout the solar system.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 11:34 pm on 17 Feb
Jobless growth, urban chaos made youth restless: Ex-PM Singh
short by Shweta Singh / on 17 Feb 2019,Sunday
Addressing a convocation at a Delhi management college, former PM Manmohan Singh said that jobless growth along with "rural indebtedness and urban chaos have made aspirational youths restless". "Jobless growth is slipping into job-loss growth," he added. He further said that a major issue concerning employment is the gap between skills required by the industry and skill-sets that students possess.
short by Shweta Singh / 10:58 pm on 17 Feb
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