Gavaskar helps MCA find 2011 World Cup final ball
Almost a decade after it went missing, batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has managed to trace the ball which the then India skipper MS Dhoni famously smashed into the Mumbai Cricket Association pavilion at the Wankhede Stadium to seal India’s 2011 World Cup triumph. The legend has managed to locate the ticket holder of No. 210 who had caught the ball that Dhoni hit.
14-day extended quarantine didn't help: Dhoni
The extended two-week quarantine of CSK unit did hamper his preparations as he didn't get a chance to bat for a long time, said skipper MS Dhoni after his team's 16 runs defeat to RR in their 2nd IPL game. Dhoni came in to bat at No. 7 sending the likes of Sam Curran and Kedar Jadhav ahead of him in the 217-run chase. "I haven't batted for a long time. 14-day quarantine doesn't help," Dhoni said.
Indian-Americans have powered growth of US: Biden
Indian-Americans, with their hard work and entrepreneurship, have powered the economic growth of the United States and helped forge cultural dynamism in the country, Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden said on Tuesday.
‘China’s built 13 military positions since Doklam’
It’s well-established that the multiple incursions into eastern Ladakh in May came after months of planning and approval by the top political hierarchy in Beijing. Now, a report says China began constructing at least 13 new military positions right after the Doklam face-off with India in 2017. Stratfor, a US-based global security and intelligence consultancy platform, said China began building three airbases, five permanent air defence positions and five heliports as part of a larger strategy.
NCB likely to summon Deepika, her manager
The NCB is likely to summon actor Deepika Padukone and her manager, Karishma Prakash, as part of its larger investigation into the supply and use of drugs in Bollywood. Another set of celebrities, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh and Simone Khambatta, will be summoned this week. NCB has so far arrested 20 people for drug peddling following investigations into Rajput’s death.
Iconic UK company to make guns in UP from Nov
Famous British firearms manufacturing company Webley & Scott (W&S), which armed the Allied forces during the two World Wars and produced weapons for at least 15 countries, will mark its presence in the Indian subcontinent from November with the manufacturing of arms from its new unit in UP’s Sandila (Hardoi), barely 30 km from Lucknow. It will be the first foreign company to manufacture firearms in India.
‘Those reinfected have more severe infection’
Reinfection of Covid-19 has been confirmed using whole genome sequencing in four healthcare workers from Mumbai. All four have a more severe Covid-19 infection as compared to their earlier episode, according to a preprint published on The Lancet medical journal’s website. Those reinfected include three doctors from Nair Hospital and healthcare worker from Hinduja Hospital.
Sharad Pawar gets I-T notice, says govt loves us
NCP president Sharad Pawar on Tuesday disclosed he had received a notice from the Income Tax department seeking additional information and verification on the affidavits filed by him during the 2014 and 2020 Rajya Sabha elections. "It reflects the government’s love for politicians like me.”
ED lens on Rs 1k cr payouts in Chinese betting case
The Enforcement Directorate has claimed that it is investigating major beneficiaries of the payouts from Paytm and HSBC Bank accounts of illegal betting transactions worth Rs 1,000 crore run by Chinese nationals using banned apps. The payment gateways were allegedly used for overseas transactions.
Lok Sabha passes three labour code bills
Amid boycott from major opposition parties, including Congress, Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed three important labour code bills — the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, the Industrial Relations Code, and the Code on Social Security. The bills provide for social security to workers in organised and unorganised sectors while consolidating 29 labour laws under four codes.
'China attacked Indian satellite communications'
"Computer network attack against Indian satellite communications in 2017” is one among a slew of counter-space activities carried out by China since 2007, listed in a new report by US-based China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI), which provides China’s space narrative among other things. The 142-page report notes that between 2012 and 2018, China carried out multiple cyber-attacks, but elaborates on the result only in one case.
Facebook VP moves SC over assembly’s summons
The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear Facebook India vice-president Ajit Mohan's petition challenging a Delhi assembly panel's summons to him to depose before it on the Delhi riots. The petitioner said it appeared to be a pre-meditated exercise as the panel chief had already made up mind about Facebook's complicity in the Delhi riots.
Facebook has more users in India than anywhere else. It's now dealing with a hate speech crisis
Facebook is facing multiple simultaneous controversies in the United States, particularly around disinformation, hate speech and political bias. But those issues are also playing out — sometimes in more sinister ways — around the world, including a country where Facebook has more users than anywhere else.