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Ajit Doval interfered in probe against CBI's Asthana: Officer to SC
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Central Vigilance Commissioner KV Chaudhary interfered in the corruption investigation against CBI's Special Director Rakesh Asthana, CBI officer MK Sinha told the Supreme Court on Monday. They didn't allow searches important to the inquiry, Sinha added. Sinha also said Union Minister Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary took "a few crores" to help a businessman.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:12 pm on 19 Nov
No pictures: SRK's 5-year-old son AbRam shouts at media
short by Daisy Mowke / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
A video of Shah Rukh Khan's 5-year-old son AbRam telling the media to not take pictures of him has surfaced online. In the video, AbRam can be heard shouting "No pictures!" to the photographers after sitting inside the car. AbRam was leaving Amitabh Bachchan's granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan's birthday party on Saturday, when photographers started surrounding him and taking pictures.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:22 pm on 19 Nov
Plane carrying New Zealand side Otago Volts struck by lightning
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
A plane carrying the Otago Volts cricket team was struck by lightning while it was descending towards New Zealand's Dunedin Airport. "[It] was an interesting flight home. Coming into Dunedin was particularly nasty," said Otago Volts' co-captain Jacob Duffy. He added that the passengers did not feel anything but witnessed a white flash.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:36 pm on 19 Nov
Team India made of one person, everything's about Kohli: Bedi
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Talking about India's Australia tour, ex-India captain Bishan Singh Bedi said, "Our team's made of one person, everything is about Kohli." "The amount of focus there is, [the media] doesn't realise how much pressure [it is] putting on...Kohli," he added. Further, referring to bans on David Warner and Steve Smith, Bedi said a team is not made of two individuals.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:37 pm on 19 Nov
RBI agrees to inject ₹8,000 cr into the market after 9-hour meeting
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
After an over nine-hour-long board meeting in Mumbai on Monday, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) agreed to inject ₹8,000 crore into the market by purchasing government bonds by November 22. RBI will buy these securities through multi-security auction using multiple price method. An increased cash flow was among the issues behind an alleged rift between the Centre and RBI.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:17 pm on 19 Nov
Salary can't be stopped for not linking A/C with Aadhaar: Bombay HC
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
The Bombay High Court on Monday said that a person's salary cannot be withheld on failure to link his bank account with the Aadhaar card. It questioned the Centre's decision of stopping a port trust employee named Ramesh Purale's salary since 2016 on the aforementioned grounds. Purale refused to link his account with Aadhaar citing his fundamental right to privacy.
short by Pragya Swastik / 11:12 pm on 19 Nov
Pilot flies mother, grandmother on 1st flight, touches their feet
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
An IndiGo pilot from Chennai, Pradeep Krishnan, touched his grandmother and mother's feet on their first flight before flying the plane. His sister, who was also taking a flight for the first time, was onboard the plane. "Dreams come true...my roommate...has come a long way from 2007 when we first started to fly," Pradeep's friend wrote on Facebook.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:33 pm on 19 Nov
Pakistan polio vaccinators caught faking data, wasting vaccine
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
A team of polio vaccinators was caught faking data and wasting vaccine in Pakistan's capital Islamabad. They would spill two drops of the vaccine on the ground for every fake name they would enter in the data. Authorities said the services of all 11 team members were terminated so no one dares repeat such a practice.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:42 pm on 19 Nov
UK's Princess Beatrice takes an Uber after landing in Los Angeles
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Princess Beatrice of York, who is eighth in line to the British throne, took an Uber cab at the airport after landing in Los Angeles. The 30-year-old, who is the eldest daughter of the Queen's son Prince Andrew and Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, is reportedly in the US for a business trip. "I hope she didn't pick the pool option," a user tweeted.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:48 pm on 19 Nov
CRPF jawan on poll duty shoots self in Chhattisgarh's Raipur
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
The police on Monday said a CRPF jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with the service rifle of a colleague in poll-bound Chhattisgarh's Raipur. Belonging to 148th battalion of the CRPF, the jawan shot himself with his colleague's AK-47 rifle, an official said. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead on arrival, he added.
short by Shashank Verma / 10:16 pm on 19 Nov
Don Bradman was the greatest sportsman that ever lived: Warne
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne praised former Australian captain Sir Don Bradman, saying, "[R]ightly so - the Don was the greatest sportsman that's ever lived on the planet." Warne was chosen alongside Bradman, Sir Garry Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbs, and Sir Vivian Richards in a list of five cricketers of the last century (1900-1999).
short by Dishant Sharma / 11:09 pm on 19 Nov
Jordan goalie scores goal vs India from his own penalty area
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
The Jordan national team's goalkeeper Amer Shafi beat his Indian counterpart Gurpreet Singh Sandhu after scoring with a kick from near his own penalty area in an international friendly match between the two sides. Gurpreet had earlier saved a penalty from Khalil Bani Attiah but Jordan managed to register a 2-1 win at the King Abdullah International Stadium.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:03 pm on 19 Nov
Australian pacer Starc calls Virat Kohli a 'nice guy'
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Pacer Mitchell Starc praised Indian captain Virat Kohli, saying, "(He's) such a nice guy off the field, he's got a lot of time for everyone and just loves to be part of the boys". "I got to know him a fair bit off the field and I think probably know him a bit better than... my Australian teammates," Starc said.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:36 pm on 19 Nov
Former England footballer charged with sexual assault
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne has been charged with committing sexual assault on-board a train, police said on Monday. The 51-year-old was arrested at Durham train station in northern England in August and released while police investigated the incident. Gascoigne, who has spent several spells in rehabilitation battling alcohol and drug addiction, made 57 appearances for England.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:15 pm on 19 Nov
8 parliaments ask Facebook CEO to testify over data scandals
short by Shifa Naseer / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been asked to testify over data scandals attached to the platform by eight international parliaments. The invite comes from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Ireland, the UK along with Brazil, Latvia and Singapore. The representatives said that Zuckerberg need not attend the hearing in person, which was the excuse Facebook used to decline the last request.
short by Shifa Naseer / 10:29 pm on 19 Nov
Facebook removed over 1.5 billion fake accounts in 6 months
short by Shifa Naseer / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Facebook has revealed that the company removed over 1.5 billion fake accounts across its platform in six months, ending September. It was also revealed that the company removed more than 1.2 billion pieces of content in the third quarter for violating the spam policies. Further, Facebook claimed that 99% of the terrorist content it removed was detected by its AI.
short by Shifa Naseer / 10:54 pm on 19 Nov
Google may shut its News service in EU over tax on links
short by Shifa Naseer / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Google may reportedly shut down Google News service in the European Union (EU) if a proposed "link tax" for using news stories is implemented. According to the directive, companies must pay for work of artists and journalists which they use. The future of Google News depends on whether the EU is willing to alter the legislation, a company executive said.
short by Shifa Naseer / 10:01 pm on 19 Nov
Never met Akshay Kumar outside Punjab: Sukhbir Badal to SIT
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday told the SIT members he has never met Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar outside Punjab. "I asked them what is the proof behind this claim (meeting Akshay in Mumbai)," he said. Badal appeared before the SIT probing the 2015 police firing incidents at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura following sacrilege incidents in Faridkot.
short by Shashank Verma / 10:59 pm on 19 Nov
Congress couldn’t even find a desi banana for Amethi: Irani
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday took a dig at Congress President Rahul Gandhi saying the Congress couldn't even find a desi banana for Amethi. Earlier in the day, Rahul had sent Israeli banana saplings for Amethi farmers. "We have come with schemes worth ₹77.05 crore for Amethi while Rahulji is distributing Israeli bananas to Amethi," she added.
short by Shashank Verma / 09:10 pm on 19 Nov
BJP got voters' names deleted to avoid 2019 defeat: Kejriwal
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Monday accused the BJP of getting voters' names deleted from electoral rolls in Delhi as a "last resort" to avoid defeat in the next Lok Sabha elections. "Hope EC would take immediate action," he added. AAP on Sunday alleged the Election Commission's inquiry into the alleged deletion of names from the voters' list was "farcical".
short by Shashank Verma / 11:04 pm on 19 Nov
Eyeing a non-BJP alliance, Andhra Pradesh CM meets Mamata
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday met his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee to push forward efforts aimed at forming a non-BJP alliance ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha Polls. Naidu said all leaders have agreed to attend a meeting in Delhi which was earlier scheduled for November 22. All important institutions are under "severe pressure", he said.
short by Shashank Verma / 10:01 pm on 19 Nov
I have 3 heart attacks with each ISS launch: Rocket program head
short by Shifa Naseer / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Talking about International Space Station (ISS) rocket launches, US aerospace company Northrop Grumman's rocket program head Kurt Eberly has said, "I have about three heart attacks each launch countdown." After the rocket was launched to ISS last week, Eberly added, "I think it's five...heart attacks. I lost even more hair. But now it's an incredible feeling of relief and happiness."
short by Shifa Naseer / 11:15 pm on 19 Nov
Sabarimala board moves SC, seeks time to implement verdict
short by Shweta Singh / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which governs Sabarimala, has moved the Supreme Court seeking more time to implement its verdict which permits women aged 10-50 years to enter the temple. The board said it needed time to create adequate infrastructure for women devotees. Earlier, devotees had reportedly complained of inadequate toilet facilities and restrooms in the base camp of Sabarimala.
short by Shweta Singh / 10:38 pm on 19 Nov
Amritsar blast a clear case of terrorism: Punjab CM
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said that the Amritsar blast is a clear case of terrorism and "we will deal with it". "There are some leads which our police is following up. I am hopeful that we will soon catch the culprits," he added. The CM also paid a visit to Guru Nanak Hospital and met the injured.
short by Shashank Verma / 08:52 pm on 19 Nov
No deal struck with US over deadline to end Afghan war: Taliban
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
The Taliban has said it struck no deal with US over deadline to end the Afghan war during a three-day meeting between the militant group and US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad. "These were preliminary talks and no agreement was reached on any issue," it added. Khalilzad said he hoped to strike a deal with Taliban by April 2019.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:40 pm on 19 Nov
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