Four-year-old girl raped and brutalised in Damoh, Madhya Pradesh

Four-year-old girl raped, brutalised, Damoh, Madhya Pradesh

Damoh: A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped and brutalised by an unidentified man near Damoh railway station in the wee hours on Wednesday, police said. Prima facie, police suspect involvement of one person in the crime, a senior officer said. The accused inflicted injuries on the private parts as well as on rest of the body of the minor girl, who is stated to be in critical but stable condition, he said. The girl was spotted near the railway station by a Railways employee who informed the police, the officer said.Read More

Dhoni seeks match ball, sets speculation swirling on future

Dhoni, match ball, speculation, swirling, future

Leeds: Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future has once again become fodder for speculation after the talismanic-but-currently-off-colour former India skipper sought the match ball at the end of the lost third ODI against England. The 37-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman was seen seeking the ball from the umpires as players left the ground after India lost by eight wickets on Tuesday night to go down 1-2 in the series. The act was an unusual one for Dhoni, who is more known for collecting stumps after winning matches. The 30-second clip went viral on social media and accompanyingRead More

Rishabh Pant earns maiden call-up to Indian Test team, Rohit Sharma ignored again

Rishabh Pant, maiden call-up, Indian Test team, Rohit Sharma ignored

Leeds: Young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was on Wednesday named in the 18-member Indian squad for the first three Tests against England, but senior batsman Rohit Sharma was once again ignored for the five-day format. The 20-year-old Pant has been named as the specialist wicketkeeper-batsman alongside Dinesh Karthik, who had played the team’s last Test against Afghanistan in the absence of an injured Wriddhiman Saha. Saha continues to be out nursing a thumb injury sustained during the IPL earlier this year. Pacer Mohammad Shami, who was dropped from the one-off game against AfghanistanRead More

Virat Kohli touches career-high 911 points in ICC ODI rankings, sixth best ever

Virat Kohli, career-high 911 points, ICC ODI rankings, sixth best ever

Dubai: India captain Virat Kohli strengthened his position at the top of ICC ODI rankings for batsmen by touching a career-high 911 points, while Kuldeep Yadav broke into the top-10 of the bowlers’ chart at sixth on Wednesday. Their rise comes despite India losing the ODI series against England 1-2 on Tuesday night. Kohli ended the series with scores 75, 45 and 71. He earned just two points but those were enough to take him to 911 points, highest since Australia’s Dean Jones tally of 918 points in March 1991. Yadav has brokenRead More

Tizen-powered Gear S4 will be called Galaxy Watch, launches with Galaxy Note9

Samsung’s next smartwatch won’t be called Gear anymore. According to a report from Korea what was rumored as the Samsung Gear S4 will be called Galaxy Watch and it will launch alongside the Galaxy Note9. Despite the name change from Gear to Galaxy, the new smartwatch will still run Tizen OS, instead of Android Wear, and Samsung will reportedly bundle it with some impressive apps for training. Samsung will reportedly announce the Galaxy Watch with the Galaxy Note9 on August 9, start pre-orders for both on August 14 and startRead More

Woman Naxal gunned down in Chhattisgarh

MANPUR: A woman Naxal was gunned down in an encounter with the security forces in Manpur area of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday. Jarina Potai, who had a reward of Rs 5 Lakhs on her head, had been active in Manpur sub-division of Rajnandgaon district since 2005. As many as 16 offences, including attacks on police teams, were registered against her at various police stations in Manpur sub-division. The security personnel seized a 12 bore gun and other Naxal-related material from her possession. Share1 +1 Tweet PinShares 1

In 15 years, ‘scam’ turns case for withdrawal of cases for BJP govt in Madhya Pradesh

When in Opposition, the BJP had accused the then Congress government in Madhya Pradesh of presiding over an alleged scam in which unsecured (without any collateral or security) loans were extended to companies without insisting on a guarantee and made it a major poll plank ahead of the 2003 Assembly elections. Nearly 15 years later, agreeing to a condition by beneficiaries that cases filed against them would be withdrawn, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has now decided to withdraw cases against them if they had repaid the loans under differentRead More

Amazon pokes fun at glitches, says tech gadgets popular

Amazon poked fun at the early glitches it saw with Prime Day, though it said shoppers still found plenty to buy. Analysts, meanwhile, saw other things Amazon could have done better, like discounting more fashion brands and taking more advantage of its acquisition of Whole Foods. Early problems Monday sent shoppers to social media to complain after their attempts to click on Prime Day deals returned only images of dogs with an apologetic message. The snags were an embarrassment for the tech company on the much-hyped shopping holiday it created.Read More

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Bulawayo

That’s it from our coverage then. A very one-sided affair, and Zimbabwe now need to start thinking about averting a whitewash, as imminent as it promises to be. Join us for the fourth ODI between Zimbabwe and Pakistan on Friday (July 20) in Bulawayo. Ta-ta! Pakistan win the match and series It was almost as if Pakistan just had to turn up. With Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali rested, a second-string bowling line-up, put together to basically ease Junaid Khan and Yasir Shah back into the ODI set up, bulldozedRead More

Kartik Aaryan to star in Hindi remake of Kannada hit ‘Kirik Party’

Kartik Aaryan has been confirmed as the lead of the Hindi remake of Kannada campus romance Kirik Party (2016). The role had reportedly been previously offered to Sidharth Malhotra. The director is Abhishek Jain, who has made the Gujarati movies Kevi Rite Jaish (2014) and Bey Yaar (2014). Rishab Shetty’s Kannada blockbuster is about a group of engineering college students and starred Rakshit Shetty and Rashmika Mandanna. It is one of the highest grossing Kannada films, reportedly earning Rs 50 crores against a budget of four crores. A Telugu remake,Read More