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short by Roshan Gupta / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
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short by Roshan Gupta / 09:00 am on 22 Sep
'Sex and the City' actor Willie Garson passes away aged 57
short by Anmol Sharma / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
Willie Garson, the actor best known for his role as Carrie Bradshaw's male best friend Stanford Blatch in 'Sex and the City', passed away at the age of 57. His death was confirmed on Tuesday by his son, Nathen, in a post on Instagram. The cause was not immediately disclosed. Garson is also credited with appearing in 30 movies.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:53 am on 22 Sep
India reports 26,964 new COVID-19 cases, daily deaths rise to 383
short by Apaar Sharma / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
India has reported 26,964 new COVID-19 cases and 383 deaths in the last 24 hours with Kerala reporting 15,768 cases and 214 deaths on Tuesday. This comes a day after the country reported 26,115 cases and 252 deaths. However, India's active caseload stood at 3,01,989, the lowest in 186 days. The COVID-19 death toll in the country reached 4,45,768.
short by Apaar Sharma / 10:30 am on 22 Sep
Talking about Punjab Kings' team combination, former India opener Virender Sehwag said, "Even babies do not change diapers as frequently as Punjab Kings change their playing XI." He added, "They have changed their bowling so many times in the first few games that there is no count. What they play and whom they play is going to remain a challenge."
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:54 am on 22 Sep
RR's 20-year-old pacer Kartik Tyagi took two wickets and defended four runs off the last over to help his team defeat PBKS by 2 runs in their IPL 2021 encounter. With the victory, RR moved to fifth position on the points table with eight points in eight matches. RR put up a total of 185/10 before restricting PBKS to 183/4.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:53 pm on 21 Sep
Ex-India captain Sunil Gavaskar criticised Punjab Kings for not playing Chris Gayle against Rajasthan Royals on the occasion of the West Indian's 42nd birthday. "He has dominated every single T20 league and you drop him for this game on his birthday makes zero sense," Gavaskar said. Meanwhile, Kevin Pietersen said, "I can't understand PBKS' thinking at all."
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:54 am on 22 Sep
Delhi woman, her 12-yr-old son drown while taking selfies in Manali
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
A 37-year-old woman and her 12-year-old son from Delhi drowned in Beas at Bhang village in Manali after they fell into the river while allegedly clicking selfies on a rock. Their bodies were retrieved from the river 4km downstream. According to reports, a hotel employee, who saw the duo drowning, tried to save them but failed and sustained injuries.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:12 am on 22 Sep
2 foreign women held at Mumbai airport for smuggling heroin worth ₹25 cr
short by Sakshi Sharma / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
Two foreigners, a mother and her daughter, were arrested by the Mumbai airport customs for smuggling at least 4.95 kg of heroin worth ₹25 crore into the country. This is one of the biggest seizures of drugs smuggled through the airport by individuals. Officials said typically passengers trying to smuggle drugs do not carry over two kilograms at a time.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 09:08 am on 22 Sep
Customs officials at Mangaluru International Airport seized 293.620 grams of gold worth ₹13,88,823 from a male passenger. Sharing pictures of the gold hidden between lawyers of a blanket, the customs department said it was seized from a Kerala resident who was returning from Dubai. A case has been filed in connection to the seizure of the 24-carat gold.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 07:00 am on 22 Sep
Zee Entertainment to merge with Sony India; Sony to invest $1.57 billion
short by Apaar Sharma / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
The Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd on Wednesday said its board has given in-principle approval for its merger with Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI). As part of the merger, Sony will invest $1.57 billion and will be the majority shareholder with 52.93% stake while ZEEL shareholders will hold 47.07% stake. Punit Goenka will be the MD and CEO of merged entity.
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:50 am on 22 Sep
Amid tensions with China, US President Joe Biden told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) that America isn't "seeking a new Cold War". "The US is ready to work with any nation that steps up and pursues peaceful resolution to shared challenges," he added. The US will "oppose attempts by stronger countries" to dominate weaker ones, he further said.
short by Shailesh / 11:24 pm on 21 Sep
Taliban have demanded representation at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session this week, challenging the credentials of the pre-existing envoy. Taliban named Mohammad Suhail Shaheen as the new UN permanent representative. The currently accredited Afghan ambassador Ghulam Isaczai also sent a list of Afghanistan's delegation to the UN for the assembly's 76th annual session.
short by Apaar Sharma / 08:53 am on 22 Sep
Earlier every film was about aspirational NRI characters: Kunal Kapoor
short by Mahima Kharbanda / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
When asked why he did very few films even after being in Bollywood for around 17 years, actor Kunal Kapoor said when he started his career in Bollywood, he found the characters very unrelatable. "Every film made was about aspirational NRI characters," he added. "A hero was a hero, villain was a villain, there was nothing in between," Kunal said.
short by Mahima Kharbanda / 09:44 am on 22 Sep
We're getting F in Ethics: UN chief on global vaccine inequality
short by Shailesh / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
Speaking about global COVID-19 vaccine inequality, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday said, "This is a moral indictment of the state of our world. It's an obscenity. We passed the science test. But we're getting an F in Ethics." The majority of the wealthier world is immunised while more than 90% of Africa hasn't even received one dose, he added.
short by Shailesh / 08:32 am on 22 Sep
Messaging was clear that we had to finish in 19 overs: Kumble
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
PBKS coach Anil Kumble has expressed his disappointment after they lost to RR by two runs when they needed only 10 off the last 15 deliveries to win with eight wickets in hand. "When you [need] 8 off 12...all it needed was a bit of hitting...the messaging was very clear that we had to finish in 19 overs," he stated.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:25 am on 22 Sep
We kept believing we could win: Samson on last-ball win vs PBKS
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
RR captain Sanju Samson said that they kept believing that they could win despite PBKS needing 10 runs off last 15 deliveries. "I always believe in my bowlers, want to keep fighting and that's why I kept [the overs of Mustafizur Rahman and Kartik Tyagi] till the end," he stated. RR will next play against DC on September 25.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:52 am on 22 Sep
We haven't learnt from previous mistakes: Rahul on PBKS' 2-run defeat
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
After RR defended four runs off the last over to defeat them by two runs, PBKS captain KL Rahul said they need to "handle the pressure better". "It's a tough one to swallow...we haven't learnt from previous mistakes," he added. PBKS had lost by two runs last season against KKR and by a single run against RCB in 2016.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:31 am on 22 Sep
Guj MLA Mevani lends support to workers protesting Ford Motors exit
short by Navashree Nandini / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani extended support to workers' protest against the decision of Ford Motors to exit India and met around 800 staff outside the state's Sanand plant on Tuesday. The independent MLA said, "I will stand with you and fight for you till a favourable outcome emerges...I can guarantee you my full support."
short by Navashree Nandini / 11:23 pm on 21 Sep
Union Minister Sonowal files nomination for RS bypoll from Assam
short by Navashree Nandini / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday filed his nomination for the upcoming Rajya Sabha bypolls from Assam. He was accompanied by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. "I would like to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National President JP Nadda, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and National General Secretary of BJP BL Santhosh, among others," Sonowal said.
short by Navashree Nandini / 11:41 pm on 21 Sep
YSR Telangana Party chief Sharmila detained for staging protest
short by Navashree Nandini / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Rachakonda Police on Tuesday detained YSR Telangana Party chief YS Sharmila and her supporters when they tried to stage a demonstration against unemployment in the state. Sharmila's supporters blocked traffic on the National Highway connecting Hyderabad and Warangal to stage the protest. "The National Highway is under repair and there was a possibility of traffic congestion," the police said.
short by Navashree Nandini / 11:26 pm on 21 Sep
A 42-year-old registered medical practitioner (RMP), who allegedly used to steal gadgets for easy money, was arrested by the police in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Officials recovered 16 laptops, five mobile phones, two power banks and other materials worth ₹5 lakh from his possession. According to the police, the accused mostly stole laptops and other gadgets from passengers travelling in buses.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 09:17 am on 22 Sep
Man posing as electricity dept official cheats Hyd resident of ₹5 lakh
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
A retired bank manager in Hyderabad was cheated of over ₹5 lakh by a man posing as an electricity department executive. The victim, who paid his electricity bill online, received a call from fraudster saying the payment was not updated and suggested downloading an app. After downloading it, victim entered his debit card details and within half-an-hour lost his money.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 09:58 am on 22 Sep
Absconding SDPI member arrested in 2020 Bengaluru riots case: NIA
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
The NIA has arrested an absconding charge-sheeted accused in the August 2020 Bengaluru riots case. Tabrez, a member of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), was "involved in hatching the conspiracy to attack...DJ Halli police station and had instigated several others in WhatsApp groups. He was also involved in burning vehicles and damaging public and private properties", NIA stated.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 08:50 am on 22 Sep
Man found with ammunition at Pune airport, says 'wife packed it by mistake'
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has seized 12 live rounds of 0.32 calibre from a 45-year-old man at the Pune airport. The cartridges were found while the baggage was being scanned at the airport. The man, who runs a security agency, told police that "his wife had erroneously packed...cartridges in the bag during the rush of packing the luggage".
short by Athira Sasidharan / 09:14 am on 22 Sep
No al-Qaeda, ISIS militants present in Afghanistan: Taliban
short by Shailesh / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
There is no evidence of al-Qaeda or Islamic State (ISIS) militants being present in Afghanistan, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Tuesday. There would be no attacks on third countries from Afghanistan from militant movements, he added. Notably, Mujahid's statement comes a day after ISIS said that it was responsible for a series of bombings in Jalalabad city.
short by Shailesh / 08:16 am on 22 Sep
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