July, 2017


ICC Women’s World Cup: India lose final to England by 9 runs

Chasing a tricky total of 229, Indian women bowled out for 219 in 48.4 overs

London: Indian eves on Sunday snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as hosts England won the ICC Women’s World Cup final by 9 runs. Chasing a tricky total of 229, Indian middle-order collapsed like a pack of cards, being bowled out for 219 in 48.4 overs. It was a case of so near yet so far for the Indian team who would be devastated having come within a sniffing distance of a historic triumph. The last seven wickets fell for a mere 28 runs in 6.5 overs as IndiaRead More

‘”Parmanu – The Story Of Pokhran’ is based on true story: John Abraham

Film also features Diana Penty and Boman Irani in lead roles

Mumbai: Actor-producer John Abraham, who is coming up with a film “Parmanu – The Story Of Pokhran”, says that it’s entertaining but based on a true story. “Parmanu – The Story Of Pokhran” is based on the nuclear test conducted at Pokhran in 1998 when BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. Asked if this film is somewhere a tribute to the leader, John said: “I think it is an interesting film. Atal Ji was one of the greatest Prime Ministers we had, but this is film andRead More

WhatsApp looking for professional for monetising it

Company wants a person who can lead the ideation, technical development and launch of innovative product features

San Francisco: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now on a hunt for a professional who can help the company monestise the instant messaging app. According to a blog by a company executive, WhatsApp is seeking an exceptional individual to lead the product development for WhatsApp’s monetisation efforts. “If you are a leader who has demonstrated experience in building products, has an empathy for both consumers and businesses, has a strong bias for action, want to understand and unlock the potential of WhatsApp to serve millions of businesses, we would be excited toRead More

70 villagers kidnapped in Afghanistan, at least 7 killed: police

Afghanistan police blame Taliban for kidnappings

Kabul: Seventy Afghans were abducted on Friday from their village along the main highway in the south of the country, and at least seven were killed, police said, accusing the Taliban of the kidnappings. Around 30 villagers have been released but at least 30 others are still missing, Abdul Raziq, the head of Kandahar provincial police told a news agency. “The Taliban abducted 70 people from their house in a village along the Kandahar-Tarinkot highway, on Friday. They killed seven of them today,” Raziq said. “Their bodies were found by villagers this morning.”Read More

Minor girl raped by neighbour delivers baby at school’s washroom

Class 10 student had gone to the school to appear in an exam where she gave birth to a premature baby

New Delhi: A 15-year-old girl delivered a premature baby inside the washroom of a government school in Mukherjee Nagar area here and her neighbour who had allegedly raped her repeatedly over a period of one year has been arrested, police said on Saturday. The class 10 student had gone to the school to give an exam on Thursday. She experienced stomach ache and went to the washroom, where gave birth to the baby. The girl was rushed to a hospital by the school authorities and the police was informed. The girl toldRead More

No immediate plan to join hands with Shankarsinh Vaghela: Hardik Patel

Patidar leader seeks withdrawal of criminal cases against farmers in Mandsaur and Neemuch districts

Indore: Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel on Saturday said he has no immediate plans to plunge into electoral politics in his home state Gujarat or strike an alliance with Shankarsinh Vaghela who quit the Congress. Patel said he will continue to focus on raising issues concerning his community and the agriculture sector and that he would take a call on fighting polls at an appropriate time. “Right now, I have no plans to contest elections. I neither have any political intentions, nor do I represent any party. I’m just fighting forRead More

Women’s World Cup: BCCI announces Rs 50 lakh each for India women’s team member

Support staff of the team will receive Rs 25 lakh each

New Delhi: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) on Saturday announced a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh for each member of the Indian team for their performance in the ICC World Cup in England. The support staff of the team will receive Rs 25 lakh each. India stunned six-time champions Australia to reach their second ever final in the World Cup and will play England in the final at Lord’s on Sunday. “I would like to congratulate the Indian Women’s Cricket Team for their exemplary show in the ICC Women’s World Cup,” saidRead More

UAE says changes to Qatar anti-terror law ‘positive’

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt had broken ties with Qatar on June 5

Dubai: An Emirati state minister on Friday welcomed changes to Qatar’s anti-terror legislation as a “positive” step in the crisis between Doha and four Arab neighbours which accuse it of backing extremists. Qatar announced a decree by Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani late on Thursday establishing two nominal lists of individuals and terrorist entities, and the requirements for being included in them. It also defined terrorists, terrorist crimes, terrorist entities as well as the financing of terrorism. The decree follows the signing on July 11 of a US-Qatar agreement to combatRead More

Vyapam scam: Supreme Court asks CBI to submit CFSL report in trial court

Apex Court had transferred Vyapam scam probe to CBI on December 15

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked CBI to submit by October in the trial court the charge sheet, including the CFSL report on electronic evidence collected during the probe of Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. The Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), also known as Vyapam, conducts several entrance examinations for recruitments and admissions in various courses in the state and a massive scam has been detected in holding tests. A bench comprising Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud said all prayers including the demand for a CBIRead More

Shankarsinh Vaghela jolts Congress, quits party on B’day

Vaghela says he would not join the BJP or any other party

Gandhinagar: In a body blow to the Congress in Gujarat, one of its tallest leaders Shankarsinh Vaghela, on Friday announced he was quitting the party, triggering speculation that he may float his own outfit ahead of Assembly elections. The dramatic announcement By Vaghela, a former RSS and BJP member, was made at a public event organised to celebrate his 77th birthday. It came a day after the disunity in the state Congress came out in the open when it transpired that at least eight of its 57 MLAs had not voted forRead More