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Yamuna to cross danger mark, CM Kejriwal says all measures in place
short by Apaar Sharma / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the danger mark of the water level in Yamuna river was likely to be breached by evening, and requested the people living near floodplains to shift into government tents. Kejriwal said government had put all measures in place. He added that about 2,120 tents were set up, with food, water and electricity.
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:14 pm on 19 Aug
Sea sparkles spotted in waves at Chennai beaches, pictures surface
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
Bioluminescence or sea sparkles in waves were spotted at beaches along the East Coast Road in Chennai on Sunday. The bluish glow was caused by a high concentration of a micro-plankton called Noctiluca scintillans in the sea, as per experts. According to marine experts, the phenomenon is an indicator of climate change.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:53 pm on 19 Aug
ED issues notice to MNS Chief Raj Thackeray in IL&FS loan case
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) party chief Raj Thackeray and Unmesh Joshi, son of former Maharashtra CM and Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi, in IL&FS probe. The case pertains to alleged irregularities related to IL&FS' loan and equity investment of ₹860 crore in one of the defaulters, Kohinoor CTNL.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:34 pm on 19 Aug
ED summons Chidambaram for questioning in alleged Air India scam
short by Apaar Sharma / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
The Enforcement Directorate has summoned former Union Minister P Chidambaram in connection with its money-laundering probe in the alleged purchase of 111 Air India aircraft during the UPA regime. The case pertains to losses suffered by the national carrier due to the alleged multi-crore aviation scam and irregularities in fixing air slots for international airlines.
short by Apaar Sharma / 05:46 pm on 19 Aug
Vodafone Idea CEO Balesh Sharma resigns
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
Vodafone Idea CEO Balesh Sharma has stepped down from his post due to personal reasons, the company said in a statement on Monday. He would take up a new role with the Vodafone Group, the company said. Sharma was the CEO of Vodafone Idea since the completion of the merger, and prior to that, he was COO of Vodafone India.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:10 pm on 19 Aug
Dwayne Johnson gets married to long-time girlfriend; shares pics
short by Daisy Mowke / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson got married to his long-time girlfriend Lauren Hashian in a secret wedding ceremony in Hawaii. "We do. August 18th, 2019," the actor wrote while sharing pictures from the ceremony. The couple has two daughters together. Dwayne also has an 18-year-old daughter from his first marriage to Dany Garcia, whom he divorced in 2007.
short by Daisy Mowke / 05:05 pm on 19 Aug
Everything is normal in J&K, schools open, no students: Chidambaram
short by Apaar Sharma / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday tweeted, "Everything is normal in J&K. Schools open, no students. Everything is normal in J&K. Internet shut down once again." This comes after reports said that several government-run schools were reopened in Jammu and Kashmir, but not many students were seen inside classrooms. Mobile internet services were also snapped in Jammu region on Sunday.
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:09 pm on 19 Aug
Shah meets NSA Doval, Intelligence Bureau chief over J&K situation
short by Apaar Sharma / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
Union Home Minister Amit Shah met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and the chief of the Intelligence Bureau on Monday to discuss the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. This was for the first time that Doval met Shah after his return from the Kashmir Valley, where he stayed for about 11 days and personally monitored the situation.
short by Apaar Sharma / 08:18 pm on 19 Aug
Was going to Harvard: Shah Faesal to Delhi HC on detention at airport
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
Jammu and Kashmir politician Shah Faesal today moved the Delhi High Court challenging his detention at the Delhi airport from where he was sent back to Srinagar last week. He said that he was travelling to Harvard University, Boston to pursue his academic career. He alleged that no transit remand was sought in Delhi before "illegally" taking him to Srinagar.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:35 pm on 19 Aug
Yuvraj trolls Akhtar after he questions Jofra Archer's sportsmanship
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
Yuvraj Singh trolled Shoaib Akhtar after the latter criticised England pacer Jofra Archer for not walking up to Australia's Steve Smith after hitting him with a bouncer. Akhtar said he was always the first one to run to batsmen, to which Yuvraj replied, "Yes you did! But your actual words were hope you're alright mate because there're few more coming."
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:55 pm on 19 Aug
Social media accounts must be Aadhaar-linked to curb fake news: TN govt
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
Social media profiles of users need to be linked with Aadhaar numbers to check the circulation of fake, defamatory and pornographic content as also anti-national and terror material, the Tamil Nadu government told the Supreme Court on Monday. Tamil Nadu government is facing resistance from Facebook. Facebook told the state government that sharing Aadhaar would violate the users' privacy policy.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:39 pm on 19 Aug
Cook made a good case that US-China trade war could hurt Apple: Trump
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
US President Donald Trump spoke with Apple's CEO Tim Cook about the impact of US tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from Samsung. Trump said Cook "made a good case" that tariffs could hurt Apple more than Samsung. Tariffs on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods are scheduled to go into effect from September 1.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:28 pm on 19 Aug
Grofers gets $70M in Series F tranche from SoftBank at $567M valuation
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
Grofers has received $70 million worth tranche as a part of Series F round from SoftBank Vision Fund, valuing the grocery delivery startup at $567.34 million. This is a part of the $200-million round that was announced earlier this year by the Masayoshi Son-led SoftBank. Additionally, Grofers received around $38.5 million from its Singapore-based parent entity on July 16.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:21 pm on 19 Aug
Uttar Pradesh Police have registered a case of fraud against an Amazon delivery executive after a customer alleged he got a second-hand Sony phone instead of a new Apple iPhone he had ordered after making an advance payment of ₹58,410. "I called up...customer care and was assured they'll resolve the issue...After waiting for several days, I approached police," he said.
short by Daisy Mowke / 06:30 pm on 19 Aug
FHRAI backs restaurants' #Logout campaign, warns Zomato and Swiggy
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) has asked Zomato, Swiggy, Nearbuy, Dineout, EazyDiner and Magicpin to find a solution to the ongoing dispute with restaurants over deep discounting. It also warned them of nationwide protest. Over 300 restaurants have started #Logout campaign to delist themselves from these platforms over highly-discounted plans like Zomato Gold.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:44 pm on 19 Aug
4 IT firm employees die as SUV falls 30 feet from Yamuna Expressway
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
Four people died and five were injured on Sunday after their SUV skidded and plunged 30 feet onto the ground below Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida. The occupants were employees of a Noida IT firm and were returning from Aligarh after a ride to celebrate the new SUV. "It appears the vehicle was travelling at over 150 kmph," police said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:00 pm on 19 Aug
Swiggy delivery boy carries beer for customer in Gujarat; arrested
short by Daisy Mowke / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
Rahulsinh Mahida, a 25-year-old delivery boy working with Swiggy was arrested by the Laxmipura police in Vadodara, Gujarat, which is a dry state, on Sunday for allegedly ferrying liquor in his delivery bag for a customer. Six beer cans were recovered from his possession. "The online company is, however, unaware of his activities," a police official said.
short by Daisy Mowke / 06:30 pm on 19 Aug
Ex-PM Manmohan Singh elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was on Monday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. He was declared elected unopposed as the deadline for the withdrawal of nominations for the bypoll ended. Singh was nominated by the Congress while the BJP did not field any candidate for the bypoll. This will be Singh's sixth term in the Upper House.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:08 pm on 19 Aug
Surbhi Karwa, who topped the LLM class at the National Law University, Delhi, on Saturday remained absent from the convocation ceremony, where she was to receive a gold medal from CJI Ranjan Gogoi. Karwa said she was protesting against the manner in which the Supreme Court handled the sexual harassment allegations made by a female employee against CJI Gogoi.
short by Apaar Sharma / 04:52 pm on 19 Aug
The body of 60-year-old Rati Ram Jatav was cremated on Sunday after Alwar district administration assured the family that it will ask Rajasthan government to conduct a high-level probe in his son's death case. Jatav had allegedly consumed poison due to police inaction. Jatav's son was allegedly assaulted by locals after he hit an elderly woman with his motorcycle.
short by Apaar Sharma / 06:00 pm on 19 Aug
UK Queen's son denies any involvement in Epstein sex scandal
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
UK Queen Elizabeth II's son Prince Andrew has rejected any suggestion that he participated in alleged sex crimes which US financier Jeffrey Epstein was accused of. Epstein committed suicide in a US jail earlier this month. British media had published a picture which it said showed Andrew waving goodbye to a woman from inside a Manhattan mansion owned by Epstein.
short by Ankush Verma / 05:00 pm on 19 Aug
Iranian oil tanker seized by UK heads to Greece after release
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
An Iranian oil tanker, seized by British Royal Marines last month, sailed through the Mediterranean toward Greece on Monday after it was released from detention off Gibraltar. The Grace 1, renamed the Adrian Darya 1, left anchorage off Gibraltar about 11 pm on Sunday. Iran has warned that any US move to seize the vessel again would have "heavy consequences".
short by Ankush Verma / 05:13 pm on 19 Aug
Schools reopen in Jammu and Kashmir with low student turnout
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
Government-run primary schools reopened in Jammu and Kashmir with a low student turnout on Monday two weeks after the Centre's move to abrogate Article 370 in the state. Schools in Baramulla district's Pattan, Palhalan, Singhpora, Baramulla and Sopore remained closed, officials said. Mobile internet services restrictions in five Jammu districts were suspended on Sunday a day after being lifted.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 05:01 pm on 19 Aug
French Ligue 2 game stopped due to homophobic chanting
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
A French Ligue 2 game between AS Nancy and Le Mans had to be temporarily stopped due to homophobic chanting from the former team's fans at Stade Marcel Picot. Referee Mehdi Mokhtari decided to halt the game during the first half of the match as the new regulations have been designed to decrease discrimination in French football.
short by Dishant Sharma / 05:53 pm on 19 Aug
Wyatt first England player to score a hundred in WCSL
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Aug 2019,Monday
Danielle Wyatt became the first England cricketer to score a century in the Women's Cricket Super League (WCSL). Representing Southern Vipers against Surrey Stars, Wyatt, who brought up her hundred in 56 balls, went on to score a 60-ball 110. "I've not hit a 100 for about 15 months so it's nice to get another one!" Wyatt said.
short by Dishant Sharma / 08:07 pm on 19 Aug
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