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90% off at Kohls (Discount & Promo Codes) November 2020. US sues Google: Biggest anti-trust case and what it means for the net giant. Everything to know about Apple’s new flagship phones: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max – Internet Trends. GSLV Mk-III takes off successfully with Chandrayaan-2 moon mission. GoT: Motivated by revenge, Arya Stark is the modern day femme fatale. The climactic ending to the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, in which Arya Stark appears in the very nick of time to perform an admirably gymnastic assassination of the Night King, just as he is about to bring an end to the world of humans, has set the internet buzzing both with delighted and disgruntled fans.
India slip to 5th spot in expanded ICC T20 rankings; Pak retains top spot. India have dropped three places to fifth in the expanded men's Twenty20 International team rankings while Pakistan have consolidated their top position, according to the latest list issued by the ICC.
The ICC Friday unveiled an expanded T20I team rankings table with 80 teams who will now be able to gauge their progress in a format, recognised by the world body as the vehicle for the growth of the game. Pakistan, ICC T20 World Cup champions in 2009, are now on 286 points while the next four teams are within two points of each other -- South Africa (262), England (261), Australia (261) and India (260). South Africa and India have swapped positions two and five in the expanded table, whose launch coincides with the annual rankings update in which series results from 2015-16 are removed and outcomes from 2016-17 and 2017-18 are weighted at 50 per cent.
The legend of Yeti: Now, Indian Army claims they spotted its footprints. Is the Nepalese folklore of the Yeti — the ape-like snowman that is way taller than an average human — really true?
The Indian Army might like to believe so. In a tweet put out on Monday night, the Indian Army claimed that its Mountaineering Expedition Team sighted footprints measuring 32x15 inches on April 9 near the Makalu Barun park national park located in Nepal. "This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past," it said. The tweet soon went viral with some Twitterati asking if the official account of the Indian Army was hacked and this what some sort of prank. However, this is not the first time where such a claim has been made and later dismissed. Not gay, says Faulkner after 'boyfriend' post causes frenzy on social media. Australian all-rounder James Faulkner Tuesday said he is not gay and his Board offered an apology for any "unintended offence" after his social media post with "boyfriend" Robert Jubb led to speculation that he is homosexual.
The cricketer, who turned 29 on Monday posted a picture of him with his housemate Jubb and his mother Roslyn Faulkner celebrating his birthday with the hashtag #togetherfor5years. He described Jubb as his boyfriend in it. The post went viral and led to several fans congratulating him for coming out of the closet. Malaria still a big killer: Epigenetics is key to finding its Achilles heel. Malaria has been a terrible disease throughout human history.
Deaths actually peaked over five million in the 1930s and it spread all over the world. Following a first global eradication programme launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) with massive spraying campaigns using the dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) insecticide, Europe was declared malaria free in 1975. Travelling to a malaria endemic area? Some simple steps to keep you safe. Every death from malaria is a tragedy.
But many infections can be prevented. This is particularly true for holidaymakers, travellers, or people visiting their families in malaria endemic areas. All they need to do is follow some very simple rules. Malaria is a complicated disease – I should know, after studying it for more than 30 years – but the solutions to avoiding and treating it can be as simple as “ABCD”. If the basics of prevention are followed, a great deal of unnecessary illness and mortality can be avoided. Avoidance to detection A is for Awareness and Avoidance of malaria risk. 'Avengers: Endgame' set to become biggest Hollywood opener in India. Muslims flee, Christians grieve in Sri Lankan town worst hit by bombings. As mourners buried the remains of Christian worshippers killed by the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, hundreds of Muslim refugees fled Negombo on the country’s west coast where communal tensions have flared in recent days.
At least 359 people perished in the coordinated series of blasts targeting churches and hotels. Church leaders believe the final toll from the attack on St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo could be close to 200, almost certainly making Negombo the deadliest of the six near-simultaneous attacks. On Wednesday, hundreds of Pakistani Muslims fled the multi-ethnic port an hour north of the capital, Colombo.
Crammed into buses organised by community leaders and police, they left fearing for their safety after threats of revenge from locals. “Because of the bomb blasts and explosions that have taken place here, the local Sri Lankan people have attacked our houses,” Adnan Ali, a Pakistani Muslim, told Reuters as he prepared to board a bus. The massacre in Sri Lanka has opened doors for strongman Rajapaksa's return. Not your enemies: Sri Lankan Muslims brace for backlash after blasts.
Mohamed Hasan has barely left his home in Colombo since a string of deadly blasts hit Sri Lanka on Sunday, afraid he could be attacked because he is Muslim.
He has a job at a printing press, but the 41-year-old's family have begged him to stay home. "They are worried that if I go out, will I be able to come back alive? " he told AFP outside the Jumma mosque in Dematagoda, where he had ventured briefly to pray. More than 350 people were killed in the carnage unleashed by the Easter attacks against churches and hotels, which have been claimed by the Islamic State group. The deaths have horrified Sri Lankans and been condemned by Muslim groups, but many in the community have been left feeling vulnerable. World Cup: Nice guy, finish first! selectors' veiled advice to Rishabh Pant.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on April 15 announced the 15-member national squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 to be held from May 30 in England and Wales.
There were 4-5 slots up for grab as it was evident that remaining seats would go to known names. ALSO READ: India's 15-player World Cup 2019 squad announced: Check who's in, who's out Till recently, Rishabh Pant had all in his favour and he was seen as a potential batsman to end India's no. 4 conundrum. Islamic State claims responsibility for coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terrorist blasts in Sri Lanka, as investigations into Sunday’s coordinated attacks that killed 321 people intensify.
The group’s Amaq News sent a tweet citing a "security source" as saying the attacks were the work of "fighters of the Islamic State. " Interpol has joined the investigation to help identify potential international connections, with attention also focused on a second extremist group known as Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen. In a special session of the parliament today, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said investigators were probing links between the local jihadist group National Thowheed Jamath and Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen. He noted the Easter Sunday bombings could have been retaliation for the terrorist attacks on two New Zealand mosques last month. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe vowed that Sri Lanka would not allow the attacks to lead to another war, referring to the three-decade civil war that ended in 2009. Business Standard.
The world's biggest electric vehicle company looks nothing like Tesla. On the floor of a cavernous factory in southern China, dozens of unfinished cars, freshly painted in cherry red or dark silver, dangled 6 feet above a spotless concrete floor. Their engines had been installed a few moments earlier, but they were still skeletal, more the promise of vehicles than the real thing. As they drifted down the line, a sledlike robot scooted into position beneath each chassis, slowing to match its speed. The robot carried a crucial payload: a battery about the size and shape of a double mattress, wrapped in a gray plastic casing. Suddenly, an accordion lift extended upward from the sled and inserted the battery into the car’s undercarriage.
Workers in blue jumpsuits and white cotton gloves moved swiftly to the battery’s edges, carrying rivet guns connected by curling red cables to a supply of compressed air. Americans associate electric cars with the luxury of Tesla, the unrivaled conveyance of choice for the Sand Hill Road set. Watch out Netflix, Marvel, monsters and 'Mandalorian' coming to Disney+ app.
Walt Disney Co unveiled new details on Thursday about Disney+, a family-friendly digital video subscription that is set to debut later this year and compete with Netflix Inc. The ad-free service will include movies and TV series from Disney and will feature programming from the Marvel superhero universe, the "Star Wars" galaxy, "Toy Story" creator Pixar animation and the National Geographic channel. It will cost $7 a month or $70 per year. IPL 2019 CSK vs RR: When 'captain cool' Dhoni lost his cool on the umpire. Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni escaped a ban and was let off with a 50 per cent fine on his match fee for an unprecedented confrontation with the on-field umpire during the IPL encounter against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. In a rare instance, Dhoni, who was not even meant to be on the field of play, lost his cool and rushed out of the dug-out to challenge umpire Ulhas Gandhe after he flip-flopped on a no ball on Thursday night.
"MS Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings captain, was fined 50 per cent of his match fees for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League's (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team's match against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur," the BCCI stated. 'Seeing the unseeable': Astronomers reveal first ever photo of black hole. Using a global network of telescopes to see “the unseeable,” an international scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics - the first-ever photo of a black hole - in an achievement that validated a pillar of science put forward by Albert Einstein more than a century ago. Black holes are monstrous celestial entities exerting gravitational fields so vicious that no matter or light can escape. The somewhat fuzzy photo of the black hole at the center of Messier 87, or M87, a massive galaxy residing in the center of the relatively nearby Virgo galaxy cluster, shows a glowing ring of red, yellow and white surrounding a dark center. The research was conducted by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project, an international collaboration involving about 200 scientists begun in 2012 to try to directly observe the immediate environment of a black hole.
Maruti Alto K10 to cost Rs 23,000 more after new safety feature in car. The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Thursday said it has upgraded its hatchback Alto K10 with various safety features leading to a price increase of the model by up to Rs 23,000 in Delhi/NCR. The model now comes with various safety features like ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution), driver airbag, reverse parking sensor, seed alert system, driver and co-driver seat belt reminder.
Spotify. Spotify Vs Youtube Music – Being Social. Spotify Vs YouTube Music. If you are a music buff and stream your music over the internet, you would be familiar with Spotify and YouTube Music. Both these music streaming platforms debuted in India recently, bringing their huge pools of songs and playlists, along with their customised collections especially curated to suit the users in the country. Technology News, Smartphone Reviews, Trending Gadgets, BS Tech - Business Standard. Setback for Congress as key Sonia Gandhi aide Tom Vadakkan joins BJP. UNSC set to decide on designating JeM chief Masood Azhar as 'global terrorist'; all eyes on China.
The fate of the proposal to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed's chief Masood Azhar as a "global terrorist" by the UN Security Council will be known on Wednesday and all eyes are on China, after it blocked the move thrice since 2009. The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, the UK and the US on February 27, days after the Pulwama terror attack carried out by a suicide bomber belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) that led to a flare-up in tensions between India and Pakistan.
India-Pakistan tension: Threat of further escalation over, says Pak govt. The threat of further escalation between India and Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack is over, an internal assessment of the Pakistan government has concluded. Business-standard. The Indian Railways will begin its recruitment drive for Level-1 posts starting 12 March, 2019.
The recruitment board is looking to hire 100,000 employees for Level-1 posts while the rest 30,000 posts are of paramedical staff, non-technical popular categories (NTPC), ministerial and isolated categories. World Wide Web turns 30: Google celebrates invention with a doodle. 'Very, very disappointed' if North Korea is rebuilding missile site: Trump. Barbie at 60: An iconic doll that has evolved to keep up with the times. India vs Australia 2nd ODI Live Cricket Match Streaming in HD – Being Social. Jessica Dsilva - News Affairs: India vs Australia 2nd ODI Live Cricket Match Streaming in HD. Watch India vs Australia 2nd ODI Match Live in SD, HD & FHD. COPD: What we know about the disease that killed a million Indians in 2017. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was the second highest cause of death in India after heart disease in 2017, killing 1 million (958,000) Indians that year, according to University of Washington’s Global Burden of Disease study, 2018.
COPD led to 13% of all deaths in India, and 7.5 million were at risk of the disease in 2016, IndiaSpend reported in January 2018. As Saudi Arabia takes a nationalist turn, 'traitor' is the new 'infidel' Samsung Galaxy M10 review: Despite flaws, a decent value-for-money phone. Oppo's foldable device prototype looks similar to Huawei Mate X: Know more. Jackson estate sues HBO for $100 mn over 'Leaving Neverland' documentary. Why Rishabh Pant must be in World Cup squad: Ashish Nehra lists 5 reasons. A 97-year-old tycoon, his four wives and the push to revive a casino empire. Why do Zebra have stripes? To ward off bloodsucking flies, says new study. Having just one time-zone costs India Rs 29,000 crore, finds study. Space debris removal: $100-million effort to remove 750,000 pieces of junk that encircle Earth.
West Indian bowler Gabriel charged by ICC over alleged homophobic sledge. Melting Himalayan glaciers: What's at stake and how it will impact us. Bafta 2019 winners' list: 'Roma' best film, 'The Favourite' grabs 7 awards. Grammy Awards 2019: A look at who won what at the Grammys this year. LS polls 2019: Facebook to tell users who paid for, published political ads. India vs New Zealand 2nd T20 LIVE: India win by 7 wickets, level series 1-1. Melting ice sheets may cause 'climate chaos' in a few decades: Study.
2018 fourth-hottest year since 1880; Earth set to get warmer, says Nasa. Beware of cars with minds of their own that get too creative for human good. Google's instant features now available on more Chromebooks, Android phones. Owing to climate change, earth may not appear as blue by 2100. 'Living fossil from early universe': Hubble spots new galaxy near Milky Way. ICC hands Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed 4-match ban over racist comments. Saina Nehwal wins Indonesia Masters after Carolina Marin limps out of final. Apple to soon release fancy photo-editing app 'Fuzion' for iPhones. Lunar Eclipse 2019: Amazing photos of the 'Super blood wolf moon' India vs New Zealand: Shami becomes fastest Indian to take 100 ODI wickets. India vs New Zealand 1st ODI: India win by 8 wickets; Dhawan, bowlers shine. Google faces protests over censored China search engine 'Project Dragonfly'
Paramount, the movie studio behind The Godfather, is fighting for its life. India vs Australia 3rd ODI LIVE: India win by 7 wickets, clinch series 2-1. India aiming for 'Top 50' rank next year in ease of doing business: PM Modi. China to enjoy Game of Thrones on smartphones as Tencent wins rights. Isro to launch imaging satellite Microsat-R, Kalamsat on January 24.
Gillette's toxic masculinity ad signals mainstream embrace of #MeToo. Andy Murray retiring from Tennis is an unpleasant surprise. Here's why. Motoroyale Kinetic offers SWM Superdual 650 T with limited period price cut. Like most presidents, why Trump is likely to lose government shutdown. Fiat Chrysler to pay $700 mn to resolve lawsuits on diesel emissions claims. CES 2019: Flying taxis, foldable devices, 5G network, walking car, and more. From the civil war to 9/11: A brief history of national emergencies in US. Bluefin tuna sells for record $3 million in a Tokyo fish auction: Report. Golden Globes 2019: Christian Bale to Lady Gaga, the complete winners' list. Celebrity deaths 2018: Sridevi to Avicii, the stars B-town, Hollywood lost. From Gautam Gambhir to Alastair Cook, top 10 cricketers who retired in 2018. Cricket Australia warns MCG crowd over racist chants against team India. 'Simmba' review: A masala entertainer and a bonafide comedic masterwork.
From Trump to Theresa May, here is the list of the woeful leaders of 2018. Flipkart mobile bonanza sale: Check out deals, offers on smartphones. Death toll in Indonesian tsunami tops 280, experts warn of more tidal waves. 2018 in films: Venom to Black Panther, witchy hits & major disappointments. Love macro photography? This is what you need. Privacy issues: Here's how to delete your Facebook, Instagram profiles. Paine plays down banter with Kohli, says will invite Team India for beer. IPL 2019 players auction LIVE updates: RCB grab Hetmyer for Rs 52 million. Number of the beast: 14,889,930,106,680 reasons to fear recession. Catriona Elisa Gray of the Philippines crowned Miss Universe 2018: Catriona Elisa Gray Photos. "Zero Tolerance For Tampering", Responds Zomato To Viral Video Of Delivery Man. India beat Australia by 31 runs in first test at Adelaide, take 1-0 lead. 'I can't breathe' were murdered scribe Khashoggi's final words, report says.
No place for 'vile' child pornography, acting on user reports: WhatsApp. Fare thee well, Mastanamma: YouTube star for her Indian cooking dies at 107. Trump defends border wall, says illegal immigrants cost US $250 bn a year. Einstein's letter on God and religion auctioned for $2.8 mn in New York. Assembly Elections 2018: LIVE updates on Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram Assembly elections.