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Singer Adele and her estranged husband, Simon Konecki, have reached an agreement on their divorce, said reports. The couple announced their split in 2019, and are parents to an eight-year-old son, Angelo. By reaching an agreement on the settlement, Adele and Simon have decided on how they will carve up her $190 million (nearly ₹1,400 crore) fortune, Daily Mail said.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:29 pm on 22 Jan
A 55-year-old health worker, who received a COVID-19 vaccine shot last week, died at her home in Haryana's Gurugram on Friday. Gurugram Chief Medical Officer Virender Yadav said that the deceased health worker's viscera have been sent for investigation and the report is awaited. "There is nothing yet to suggest any link (of the death) with the vaccination," said Yadav.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:40 pm on 22 Jan
During an interaction with fielding coach R Sridhar, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said that 12th man Shardul Thakur didn't deliver head coach Ravi Shastri's message to him and Hanuma Vihari while they were batting in Sydney Test. "He told us, 'I'm not going to say any of [what Shastri said]. You guys are doing a great job. So...please continue'," Ashwin revealed.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:24 pm on 22 Jan
Ex-Australia spinner Brad Hogg has said that if Virat Kohli is removed as captain of Team India, it would destroy the culture of the team. "Kohli bats better when he is the captain," Hogg added. "I will leave [Ajinkya Rahane] as vice-captain because I think Virat Kohli leads from the front," Hogg further said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:22 pm on 22 Jan
'Blackout Challenge' has been circulating on social media platforms including TikTok over the last year. Also known as 'the fainting game', 'the game of choking' or 'speed dreaming', it requires users to cause themselves to pass out for some time. Italian prosecutors have opened a probe after a 10-year-old girl who allegedly took part in the challenge on TikTok died.
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:10 pm on 22 Jan
NASA has loaned a Moon rock for display in the Oval Office of the White House at the request of the Joe Biden administration. "This 332 gram piece...(less than a pound), which was collected in 1972, is a 3.9-billion-year-old sample," wrote NASA. "The irregular sample surfaces contain...craters created as micrometeorite impacts...sand-blasted the rock over millions of years," it added.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:26 pm on 22 Jan
Brazillian President Jair Bolsonaro thanked PM Narendra Modi for coronavirus vaccines. In his tweet, Bolsonaro included an image showing Lord Hanuman bringing the 'sanjeevani booti' from India to Brazil. "Brazil feels honoured to have a great partner to overcome a global obstacle by joining efforts. Thank you for assisting us with the vaccines exports from India to Brazil," he wrote.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:24 pm on 22 Jan
US Senator Bernie Sanders, while speaking about memes on his viral outfit at Joe Biden's Inauguration, said, "I was just sitting there trying to keep warm, trying to pay attention to what was going on." He added that he has seen the memes and revealed that his mittens were made by a school teacher from Vermont.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:23 pm on 22 Jan
Early evidence suggests the variant of coronavirus that emerged in the UK may be more deadly, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. The data has been assessed by scientists on the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group, which has briefed the UK government. The variant has spread to more than 50 other countries.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:02 pm on 22 Jan
Speaking about musicians and singers buying fake views and likes for their songs, singer Sukhbir said, "If the song is good, people will anyway listen to it." He added, "Recently, I heard about two Hindi songs [reaching] a billion mark in a few days, but I've never heard those songs...I don't think misleading people with...fake numbers makes a song hit."
short by Udit Gupta / 10:25 pm on 22 Jan
Filmmaker Ramesh Sharma has said the thought behind his documentary, 'Ahimsa - Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless', is to highlight Mahatma Gandhi's idea of inclusivity. He added Gandhi believed every religion has its space and it must be respected. "He believed...beauty of India lies in...inclusiveness. We're seeing today this fabric of inclusiveness being frayed by...sense of bigotry," he said.
short by Udit Gupta / 09:37 pm on 22 Jan
Irrfan Khan's wife Sutapa Sikdar and son Babil on Friday attended a special screening of his film 'Paan Singh Tomar' at 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Sutapa delivered a speech at the festival and said, "It's a special moment because it's an honour...to be given...tribute. I'm happy to be here, this is...first time I've come out of home."
short by Udit Gupta / 09:54 pm on 22 Jan
Forever indebted for all the love: Nimrat on 5 yrs of 'Airlift'
short by Udit Gupta / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
Actress Nimrat Kaur on Friday penned a note on Instagram as her film 'Airlift' completed five years of release. She wrote, "Forever indebted for all the continuing love and gifts this film brought with it." She added, "Massive thanks to you all for embracing #Airlift and for all the adoration you showered for my humble contribution to this extraordinary story."
short by Udit Gupta / 10:31 pm on 22 Jan
Pogba is big player for us: Man Utd captain Harry Maguire
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
After Paul Pogba scored in the 65th minute against Fulham to help Manchester United win 2-1 and reclaim the top position in Premier League standings, captain Harry Maguire said that the midfielder is a big player for the club. "He doesn't have a weak foot," said Maguire on Pogba's goal. United have 40 points from 19 games.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:19 pm on 22 Jan
India batsman Hanuma Vihari has said that he will always remember walking back to the dressing room at Sydney after his 23-run unbeaten knock off 161 balls that helped India draw the third Test. "I knew right then and there that I pulled the hamstring...[but]...I knew I had to play for the team and draw the match," he stated.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:28 pm on 22 Jan
After Liverpool lost to Burnley at Anfield, ending their 68-game unbeaten run at home, club's manager Jurgen Klopp said it's not the luckiest period of their lives. With the defeat, Liverpool's winless run in the Premier League was also extended to five. Liverpool's unbeaten run at home was the second-longest in English top-flight history after Chelsea's 86 games.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:15 pm on 22 Jan
Complaint filed against Apple, Google with EU over rejected COVID-19 game
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
A German app developer has filed a complaint with the EU against Google and Apple over his rejected 'Corona Control Game' app. The game aimed at encouraging compliance with government COVID-19 rules. Google said it only approves apps that reference COVID-19 or related terms if they are published, commissioned, or authorised by an official government entity or public health organisation.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 09:31 pm on 22 Jan
TikTok deleted some posts promoting illegal pro-Navalny protests: Russia
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
Russia said TikTok has deleted 38% of what it called illegal posts promoting weekend protests aimed at securing the release of Russian President Vladimir Putin's critic Alexey Navalny. However, communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said new calls for Russians to take to the streets were still emerging on the platform. Roskomnadzor added that YouTube had deleted 50% of the posts.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 11:05 pm on 22 Jan
NZ central bank postpones statistics releases post cyberattack
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
New Zealand's central bank RBNZ will postpone publication of most of its statistical data releases for three-four weeks while it investigates the cyberattack that happened earlier this month. Statistics on bank customer lending, credit card balances and spending, and new mortgage commitments will be delayed, among others. RBNZ said it will provide an updated release calendar when it can.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 10:39 pm on 22 Jan
Pichai to hold video call with EU antitrust chief amid data use probe
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
Google CEO Sundar Pichai will hold a video-conference call with EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager on January 25, according to a European Commission schedule published on Friday. Vestager will discuss digital and competition issues with Pichai. Earlier, the EU had sent questionnaires as part of a probe into data-collection and advertising practices at Google.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 10:42 pm on 22 Jan
Kin of farmers who died during protest will get govt job: Punjab CM
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced that his government will provide government jobs to one family member of the farmers who died during protest at Delhi borders. Apart from the job, an additional compensation of ₹5 lakh will also be given to the families. "The [Centre] should have consulted the agrarian states...before passing the [farm] laws," he said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 11:12 pm on 22 Jan
Guj CM announces body cameras for policemen to monitor their conduct
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani on Friday said that police personnel above the rank of sub-inspector will be given body cameras. "Using these cameras...we can monitor the conduct of policemen towards public," Rupani said. He added that the cameras will be pinned on their uniforms and the live feed will be streamed to a control room.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 09:51 pm on 22 Jan
Indian Railways finalises tender for 44 Vande Bharat train sets
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
Indian Railways has finalised the tender for 44 rakes of Vande Bharat trains with 16 cars each, Railway Ministry said. A contract of ₹2,211 crore has been awarded to Medha Servo Drives Pvt Ltd. "The tender required minimum 75% local content requirement of the total value...This is expected to give a boost to the 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' mission," the Ministry said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 09:22 pm on 22 Jan
Lalu Prasad tests negative for COVID-19; condition stable
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
Authorities of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on Friday said that RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's health condition is stable. Yadav, who has been undergoing treatment at RIMS since December 2017, on Thursday complained of breathing difficulties. "COVID-19 has been ruled out with both antigen and RT-PCR tests being negative," RIMS Director Dr Kameshwar Prasad said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 10:07 pm on 22 Jan
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