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How does the medal tally look after today's events at Tokyo Olympics?
short by Anmol Sharma / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
China have overtaken Japan to be at the top of the medal tally after today's events at the Tokyo Olympics. China are on top with 15 gold medals, seven silver medals and nine bronze medals. Japan have 15 gold medals, four silver medals and six bronze medals. India are tied at 46th position with seven other teams.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:21 pm on 29 Jul
Sri Lanka defeated India in third T20I by 7 wickets to clinch the three-match series 2-1. India were restricted to 81/8 in their 20 overs, their lowest T20I total against Sri Lanka. This is India's first series defeat in international cricket across formats against Sri Lanka after 13 years. Further, it is Sri Lanka's first-ever T20I series win over India.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:01 pm on 29 Jul
West Bengal allows cinema halls to reopen at 50% capacity from July 31
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
West Bengal government on Thursday announced that it has decided to reopen cinema halls in the state at 50% capacity from July 31. The compliance with COVID-appropriate behaviour and protocols is mandatory, it added. Meanwhile, local trains will remain closed and night curfew will continue from 9 pm to 5 am in the state.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:24 pm on 29 Jul
Don't travel to Mizoram: Assam as it issues advisory for its citizens
short by Shalini Ojha / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
Days after violent clashes along Assam-Mizoram border killed six police officers, the Himanta Biswa Sarma-led Assam government on Thursday issued an advisory asking citizens not to travel to Mizoram. "Any threat to...safety of Assam people can't be accepted," said the advisory, which comes into force immediately. Those who are staying in Assam due to work should exercise caution, it added.
short by Shalini Ojha / 10:43 pm on 29 Jul
What is India's schedule at Tokyo Olympics for Friday?
short by Anmol Sharma / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
Archer Deepika Kumari's women's round of 16 will take place at 6 am. India will face Ireland in a Pool A women's hockey match at 8.15 am, while India's men's hockey team will face Japan at 3 pm. PV Sindhu's women's singles quarter-final will take place at 1.15 pm. Boxer Lovlina Borgohain's women's 69kg quarter-final will start at 8.48 am.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:46 pm on 29 Jul
Six-time world champion Mary Kom criticised International Olympic Committee's Boxing Task Force for "poor judging" in flyweight (48-51kg) pre-quarterfinal at Tokyo Olympics, which she lost despite winning two of the three rounds. "What's wrong with [them]?" she stated. Mary Kom, who lost to Colombia's Ingrit Valencia, added, "I had beaten this girl twice in the past. I couldn't believe [it]."
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:10 pm on 29 Jul
NH-5 blocked due to landslide in Himachal's Solan, video surfaces
short by Shalini Ojha / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
The National Highway 5 was blocked on Thursday due to a landslide in Kandaghat in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, a video of which has surfaced. An operation was launched to restore traffic. Earlier, nine people were killed in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh after a boulder, coming down the hill during a landslide, hit their tempo traveller.
short by Shalini Ojha / 10:42 pm on 29 Jul
German woman forgets ₹290 crore lottery ticket in purse for 6 weeks
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
A German woman carried a lottery ticket in her purse for six weeks without realising she had won ₹290 crore ($39 million). The mother-of-one bought the prize-winning ticket on June 9, but forgot to check it till a month later when she played another lottery. The woman said she gets "dizzy" thinking she was "carelessly" carrying that money for weeks.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 10:31 pm on 29 Jul
US restaurant requires proof of being unvaccinated; post goes viral
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
A restaurant in California, US recently announced that it will only serve customers who can "provide proof of being unvaccinated" in a Facebook post that has since gone viral. The post received over 650 reactions and reads, "We have zero tolerance for treasonous, anti-American stupidity." The "anti-vaxxer" restaurant had also launched an anti-mask campaign in May last year.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 10:33 pm on 29 Jul
Visitors call UK's new ₹21-crore tourist mound a 's**t hill'
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
Visitors to London's newest tourist attraction are reportedly calling the 80-foot Marble Arch Mound a "s**t hill" and "the worst thing I've ever done in London". The artificial hill was designed by Dutch architecture firm MVRDV. While its website describes the mound as "a park-like landscape of grass and trees", visitors said it resembled a construction site or slag heap.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 10:26 pm on 29 Jul
Had limited information about Kargil War before 'Shershaah': Kiara
short by Udit Gupta / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
During an interview, Kiara Advani spoke about her upcoming film 'Shershaah', a biopic on Kargil martyr Captain Vikram Batra. The actress said that she had "limited information" about the Kargil War and soldiers involved in it, before she began working on the film. Kiara will play the role of Dimple Cheema, who was Vikram Batra's fiancée.
short by Udit Gupta / 10:50 pm on 29 Jul
Nafisa Ali to make comeback in films, says 'I'm excited & nervous'
short by Udit Gupta / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
Nafisa Ali, who was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in 2018, is all set to make a comeback in films. Taking to Instagram, she shared a picture of herself and wrote, "Reading...script after ages...off to Mumbai to act after years...with my cancer in remission." Speaking about her comeback, Nafisa said, "I'm excited...But...I'm also nervous as I'm facing...camera after so long."
short by Udit Gupta / 10:32 pm on 29 Jul
Screenwriter Hussain Dalal has confirmed that Kartik Aaryan will play the lead role in the Hindi remake of Telugu film 'Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo'. The film, which is reportedly titled 'Shehzada', will be directed by Rohit Dhawan. It was earlier reported that Kriti Sanon will play the female lead in the remake. The original film featured Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde and Tabu.
short by Udit Gupta / 10:46 pm on 29 Jul
Pune needs organ donors as 1,600 patients waiting for kidneys: Doctor
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
Pune needs to speed up the organ donation drive to reach pre-COVID-19 levels, according to city-based nephrologist Dr SM Ambike. As many as 1,600 patients are waiting for kidneys, 75 for livers, 50 for hearts and 70 patients need multivisceral organs. He said Pune had only 41 organ donors in 2020 and the number is 13 till June this year.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 10:25 pm on 29 Jul
Karnataka sees 2,052 new COVID-19 cases, 34% more than yesterday
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
Karnataka on Thursday reported 2,052 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 35 deaths, according to a health bulletin issued by the state government. The daily cases are 34% more than 1,531 cases reported on Wednesday. The daily positivity rate rose to 1.37% from 1.03% a day ago, while the active cases also jumped to 23,253.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 10:48 pm on 29 Jul
Broker sought to sell $78 mn Bitcoin seized in drug bust in Finland
short by Hiral Goyal / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
The customs authority of Finland is looking for a broker to sell 1,981 Bitcoin worth nearly $78 million that was seized in drug busts. Finland is expecting to sign up to three brokers to convert the cryptocurrency into hard currency. Most of the Bitcoin is said to have been seized before 2018, reportedly after Finnish drug dealer Douppikauppa's arrest.
short by Hiral Goyal / 11:21 pm on 29 Jul
Ex-TDP minister, 17 others arrested over charges of rioting in Andhra
short by Navashree Nandini / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
TDP leader and former minister Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao and his 17 followers were arrested in Mylavaram in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday and sent to 14-day judicial custody. Rao was accused of rioting and criminal conspiracy. On Tuesday, violence broke out between YSRCP and TDP activists in Gaddamanugu village when Rao made a surprise visit to Kondapalli forest reserve area.
short by Navashree Nandini / 10:25 pm on 29 Jul
Sharad Pawar, 2 other leaders meet RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav
short by Navashree Nandini / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday met RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav along with SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav and Congress MP Akhilesh Prasad Singh. The meeting took place at RJD MP and Lalu's daughter Misa Bharti's residence. Pawar wrote in a tweet that he inquired about Lalu's health. He added, "Happy to meet him after a long time."
short by Navashree Nandini / 10:31 pm on 29 Jul
Yediyurappa to visit relatives of his supporter who died by suicide
short by Navashree Nandini / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
Ex-Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa will visit the family of his supporter in Chamarajanagar district, who reportedly died by suicide after being upset over Yediyurappa's resignation. The 35-year-old deceased was identified as Ravi aka Rajappa, a BJP worker residing in Bommalapura village. According to reports, arrangements for Yediyurappa's visit have been made as per COVID-19 protocols.
short by Navashree Nandini / 10:37 pm on 29 Jul
Bring law to suspend MPs who disrupt Parliament: Athawale
short by Navashree Nandini / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
Union Minister and RPI leader Ramdas Athawale said that a law should be formed to suspend the MPs for two years who are involved in disrupting the Parliament proceedings. Athawale said, "Opposition should not disrupt or create ruckus in the session. They are in Opposition and they have the right to oppose but in a proper way."
short by Navashree Nandini / 10:53 pm on 29 Jul
Robinhood slumps 10% in US market debut, valued at $28 billion
short by Hiral Goyal / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
Online brokerage Robinhood's shares slumped as much as 10% in its US stock market debut on Thursday, valuing the company at about $28 billion. The company's shares listed on the Nasdaq at $38 per share and fell to $34 per share in early trading. Robinhood was valued at roughly $32 billion after raising $2.1 billion in its initial public offering.
short by Hiral Goyal / 11:22 pm on 29 Jul
US startup that aims to build factories in space raises $42 million
short by Hiral Goyal / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
US-based Varda Space Industries has raised $42 million in Series A round of funding. "[Our] mission is to build the first space factory - essentially the first industrial park on orbit," Varda CEO Will Bruey told CNBC. Varda aims to have its first launch and reentry in 18 months, with the goal of bringing back about 100 kilograms of material.
short by Hiral Goyal / 10:58 pm on 29 Jul
The government has permitted 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) under the automatic route in oil and gas PSUs which have received in-principle approval for strategic disinvestment. This would help government in privatising Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) and in selling its 52.98% stake in BPCL. Three companies have put initial expression of interest (EoI) for buying government's stake.
short by Krishna Raj / 10:48 pm on 29 Jul
Four entities, including Infibeam Avenues' senior officials and its promoter group firm Infinium Motors (Gujarat), have settled an alleged insider trading case with SEBI after paying ₹2.9 crore collectively. The Infibeam officials are MD Vishal Mehta and CFO Hiren Padhya. The entities proposed to settled the case without admitting or denying findings of fact and conclusions of law, SEBI said
short by Krishna Raj / 11:26 pm on 29 Jul
Windlas Biotech, manufacturer of pharmaceutical formulations, said that it has fixed a price band of ₹448-460 per share for its ₹401-crore initial public offering (IPO). The IPO will open on August 4 and conclude on August 6. The IPO comprises fresh issuance of equity shares worth ₹165 crore and an offer for sale of up to 51,42,067 shares.
short by Krishna Raj / 11:22 pm on 29 Jul
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