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A pumpkin farm in Michigan, US, has created a corn maze in a 13-acre field that has been designed to read "COVID go away". "Out of the blue, we decided...everybody's tired of COVID, let's do something and have fun," farm owner Gerald Johnson said. People visiting the farm will be required to practice social distancing and to wear masks.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:13 pm on 14 Aug
Veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, who was earlier this month admitted to MGM Healthcare in Chennai after testing positive for coronavirus, has been moved to the ICU of the hospital. The hospital authorities said that Balasubrahmanyam is on life support and his condition remains critical. "He is currently under observation by the team of experts from critical care," the authorities added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:17 pm on 14 Aug
Bollywood music composer Sajid Khan has said that he still calls and sends messages on WhatsApp to his late brother Wajid Khan. Sajid added, "I want to be in that zone where even if he's not seen, he is there, we are talking. Maybe a different way of remembering him. Maybe soon, I'll start calling people from Wajid's phone also."
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:23 pm on 14 Aug
Several cyclists were left with bruises after a torrential hailstorm descended on riders during the Criterium du Dauphine race in France. Tim Declercq shared the photo of his back after the race, writing, "As if the Dauphine was not painful enough for the legs!" Reacting to the video of the race, a fan wrote, "Insane athletes!"
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:17 pm on 14 Aug
Talking about India-Pakistan ODI match at Eden Gardens in 2004 which was organised by BCCI to mark its Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Inzamam-ul-Haq said, "I remember they wrote India's name as winners on the trophy at lunchtime." He added, "They were so confident because they had a very good team." Pakistan went on to win the match by six wickets.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:22 pm on 14 Aug
A woman in Chennai, who was receiving obscene calls and porn videos from a man on her phone, lured him into coming to her home after sending him messages. The woman's family members nabbed and thrashed the 29-year-old accused when he arrived and handed him over to police. The accused was identified as an e-commerce company's delivery agent.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 06:13 pm on 14 Aug
Troops engaged in stand-offs with Chinese for 17-20 hrs at times: ITBP
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Recommending the names of 21 soldiers who faced the Chinese during face-offs and skirmishes in May-June this year for gallantry award, ITBP said, "At places, [ITBP] gave a determined stand-off for about 17-20 hours throughout." "ITBP troops not only effectively used shield to protect themselves but also responded fiercely to PLA advancing troops and brought situation under control," it added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:20 pm on 14 Aug
The decomposed body of 40-year-old AIIMS doctor Mohit Singhla was found hanging from the ceiling of his rented accommodation in South Delhi's Hauz Khas area on Friday afternoon, police said. Police reached the spot after receiving information about foul smell emanating from the house. The room was locked from inside, the police added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:09 pm on 14 Aug
This Independence Day won't be celebrated with pomp and show: Prez
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Addressing the nation on the eve of the Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind said, "Unlike every year, this Independence Day won't be celebrated with pomp and show." "The world confronts a deadly virus which has disrupted all activities and taken a huge toll. It has altered the world we lived in before pandemic," he added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:45 pm on 14 Aug
Police station decorated after 9-yr-old's rapists get death penalty
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Chikhali Police Station located in Maharashtra's Buldhana district was decorated with lights after a court awarded death penalty to two men accused of raping a nine-year-old girl. The police also lighted firecrackers outside the police station and distributed sweets. "We are happy that we could provide justice to the girl...the public is also happy," the SHO said.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:04 pm on 14 Aug
'Breaking Bad' actor Bryan Cranston, who recently revealed that he has recovered from coronavirus, said that he and his wife, Robin Dearden, "had it very early on". Talking about the symptoms, he said they were very lucky as they had "very mild symptoms". "A couple of days of feeling achy...I lost...sense of taste and smell for...couple of months," he added.
short by Udit Gupta / 08:26 pm on 14 Aug
Talking about Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray's name "doesn't figure anywhere in any manner at all". He added that Aaditya's name has been floated only by the media. "Anybody can mention anybody's name, especially involving...big personalities or their family members, for...creating sensationalism," Raut said.
short by Udit Gupta / 07:12 pm on 14 Aug
Pune civic body to shut 8 COVID Care Centres due to low occupancy
short by Kiran Khatri / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to temporarily shut eight COVID Care Centres due to low occupancy. The patients in these centres will be shifted to the ones nearby. "PMC has a total 21 COVID Care Centres in the city with a capacity of 15,430 beds," an official said. As of August 11, over 7,000 patients were in hospital isolation.
short by Kiran Khatri / 08:15 pm on 14 Aug
Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar urged private hospital managements to ensure no doctors and nurses are removed from service amidst the fight against coronavirus. "'All precautionary measures should be taken by hospitals to protect doctors and nurses," he added during a meeting that was attended by many other senior officials.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:53 pm on 14 Aug
TikTok US staff plan to sue Trump administration over app ban
short by Aishwarya / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
TikTok's US staff are planning to sue President Donald Trump's administration over his order to ban the app. Mike Godwin, the lawyer representing the employees, said the staff recognise that their jobs and their payment are in danger. TikTok is reportedly working on its own lawsuit that is expected to allege that the order is unconstitutional.
short by Aishwarya / 06:43 pm on 14 Aug
Co-working space startup WeWork secures $1.1 bn from SoftBank
short by Aishwarya / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Co-working space startup WeWork has secured $1.1 billion in debt financing from SoftBank. The new financing raises WeWork's available cash and unfunded cash commitments to $4.1 billion. WeWork's second-quarter revenue fell to $882 million compared to its revenue of $1.1 billion in the first quarter. Earlier in July, WeWork had said it expected to have positive cash flow in 2021.
short by Aishwarya / 07:25 pm on 14 Aug
Climate change may have led to woolly rhinos' extinction: Study
short by Aishwarya / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Researchers suggest the extinction of woolly rhinoceros may have been caused by climate change and not overhunting. They said the woolly rhinoceros population remained stable and diverse until only a few thousand years before it disappeared from Siberia when temperatures likely rose too high for the species. Researchers sequenced ancient DNA from 14 woolly rhinos for the study.
short by Aishwarya / 07:56 pm on 14 Aug
An FIR has been registered against former Samajwadi Party leader Shahzeb Rizvi for announcing ₹51 lakh bounty on Karnataka MLA R Akhanda Srinivas Murthy's nephew Naveen for sharing an alleged derogatory Facebook post against Prophet Muhammad. Following Naveen's post, MLA Murthy's residence was attacked and over 200 vehicles were vandalised in Bengaluru. Naveen has since been arrested.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 07:20 pm on 14 Aug
Around 680 personnel to be deployed for Independence Day in Bengaluru
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Nearly 680 police personnel will be deployed in Bengaluru's Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Ground for Independence Day celebrations on Saturday, Commissioner of Police, Kamal Pant said. "9 DCPs, 14 ACPs, and 31 inspectors will be deployed," he further said, adding a unit of Garud Commando Force, 10 KSRP battalions, and 10 KSRP platoons will also be present at the venue.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:59 pm on 14 Aug
COVID-19 demolished illusion that human is master of nature: Prez
short by Kiran Khatri / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Addressing India on the eve of 74th Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind said, "The invisible virus has demolished the illusion that human being is master of nature." The President added that India is "indebted" to the corona-warriors who went out of their way to save lives. Further, he said, the government made a "superhuman effort" in responding to pandemic.
short by Kiran Khatri / 08:26 pm on 14 Aug
Addressing the nation on the eve of the 74th Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind said, "Entire nation salutes the martyrs of Galwan Valley." "Our brave soldiers laid down their lives defending our borders...their bravery...has demonstrated that while we believe in peace we're also capable of giving a befitting response to any...aggression," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 08:04 pm on 14 Aug
CRPF Assistant Commandant Naresh Kumar, who has reportedly killed over 50 terrorists along with his team in J&K, has been awarded Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG) for the seventh time. Earlier this year on Republic Day, the 35-year-old was awarded his sixth gallantry medal. Naresh got his first PMG in 2017, another two in 2018 and two more in 2019.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 06:10 pm on 14 Aug
State-run refiners stop hiring Chinese tankers to ship oil: Reports
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
India's public sector oil refiners have reportedly stopped hiring Chinese vessels to ship crude and petroleum products. State-run oil companies are also asking traders not to use Chinese tankers to send shipments, reported Bloomberg. However, reports also stated that the use of Chinese vessels is limited and the move will not impact trade flow significantly.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 05:54 pm on 14 Aug
Sashidhar Jagdishan is the worthiest person to lead HDFC Bank: Puri
short by Kiran Khatri / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
HDFC Bank's outgoing CEO and MD Aditya Puri said that Sashidhar Jagdishan is the "worthiest person" to succeed him. "I've always maintained our best is yet to come, and with Sashi now at the helm I have no doubt that our best will come," Puri added. Jagdishan will be taking over as MD from October 27, when Puri turns 70.
short by Kiran Khatri / 06:45 pm on 14 Aug
GoAir appoints Kaushik Khona as new CEO, to replace Vinay Dube
short by Kiran Khatri / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
GoAir said that it has appointed Kaushik Khona as its Chief Executive Officer after Vinay Dube quit from the position on Friday. Dube, who was earlier the Jet Airways CEO, was appointed CEO of GoAir in February 2020. The budget airline did not have a CEO for about a year after the departure of C Vrieswijk in February 2019.
short by Kiran Khatri / 06:49 pm on 14 Aug
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