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India vs West Indies first ODI abandoned due to rain
Jun 24, 2017 01:28 IST
By Siddharth Vishwanathan
AP
what happened: The first ODI between India vs West Indies in Port of Spain has been abandoned due to rain.
what it means: This is the second time India have had to face a wash-out at this same venue. In 2016, the Test match was abandoned after persistent rain on four days.
what next: India will take on West Indies in the same venue on June 26.
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South Africa beat England in second T20I, level series
Jun 24, 2017 01:13 IST
By Siddharth Vishwanathan
REUTERS
what happened: South Africa pulled off a stunning three-run win against England in the 2nd T20I in Taunton.
what it means: With this win in Taunton, South Africa have leveled the series heading into the final match in Cardiff. England will be ruing this missed chance.
what next: The three-match series is tied 1-1 with one match to play in Cardiff.
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Saina Nehwal bows out of Australian Open Superseries
Jun 23, 2017 17:04 IST
By Abhishek Paul
PTI
what happened: Saina Nehwal lost to sixth seed Sun Yu of China 17-21, 21-10, 17-21 in the quarter-final clash.
what it means: This is Sun Yu's second win in eight meeting against Saina Nehwal. The Indian ace had won the previous six meetings between the two.
what next: After PV Sindhu & Saina Nehwal's loss, there are no more Indians left in women's singles category.
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Passenger in wheel chair caught with gold bars at airport
Jun 23, 2017 16:53 IST
By Pratik Salunke
HT Photo
what happened: A wheelchair-bound passenger was caught trying to smuggle gold bars worth Rs Rs19.80 lakh.
what it means: The accused used a wheelchair to dodge customs, according to officials. Air intelligence unit (AIU) intercepted the accused who arrived from Dubai at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA).
what next: The AIU is further probing the case.
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PV Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open quarter-finals
Jun 23, 2017 16:36 IST
By Abhishek Paul
AFP
what happened: P.V. Sindhu was knocked out of the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series by Tai Tzu Ying.
what it means: Sindhu won the first game before Tai staged a strong comeback to register a 10-21, 22-20, 21-16 verdict in the women's singles clash which lasted for about an hour.
what next: This is world No.1 Ying’s seventh win in 10 meetings with Sindhu and third on the trot.
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Two chain snatchers arrested in Mumbai, two more at large
Jun 23, 2017 16:10 IST
By Pratik Salunke
HT Photo
what happened: Police recently arrested two chain snatchers, who are part of a larger gang involved in the crime.
what it means: Three incidents of chain-snatching were reported in Sion and Mahim in the last week of May and the police found that the same gang was involved in both the cases, CCTV helped nab two people.
what next: Police are on the lookout for the remaining two accused who are part of the gang.
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Kritika Chaudhary murder case: Police run out of leads
Jun 23, 2017 16:02 IST
By Jayprakash Naidu
Facebook
what happened: Police investigating the murder of 27-year-old actress Kritika Chaudhary, have ran out of leads.
what it means: Police probe is on to identify and trace the 2 men who were last seen with Kritika entering the SRA building at around 2.30 am on June 8. The information was revealed by the watchman of the building.
what next: The Amboli police said they are heavily banking on the forensic report which is awaited.
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Sharad Pawar, Devendra Fadnavis meet on farm loan waiver
Jun 23, 2017 15:58 IST
By Faisal Malik
HT File Photo
what happened: CM Devendra Fadnavis and NCP chief Sharad Pawar met in Delhi to discuss the farm loan waiver issue.
what it means: Fadnavis apprised Pawar about government’s plans and the issues it is facing in implementing the loan waiver. The meeting is part of Fadnavis outreach on the issue with farmers’ outfits and parties.
what next: The farmers outfits want the conditions revised by July 25 or they will restart their agitation.
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MU degree cut-offs stay on the rise; dip in a few courses
Jun 23, 2017 15:52 IST
By Shreya Bhandary
HT File Photo
what happened: The first merit list for undergraduate MU courses was announced on Thursday evening.
what it means: While the high cut-offs can be attributed to high scores of other boards, the dip in some courses was blamed on low overall performance of HSC students in state by principals. The second is on June 28
what next: MU degree cut-offs stay above 95% in top colleges while 90 percenters still waiting for admission.
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Man caught with aadhar card along with a Nepal passport
Jun 23, 2017 15:36 IST
By Jayprakash Naidu
(HT File/Photo for representation)
what happened: The police arrested a man who had an aadhar card and also had a Nepal passport in his name.
what it means: The Sakinaka police arrested him and his accomplice for making forged documents for getting visas, the police suspect there could be a bigger racket.
what next: The police are finding out how the accused managed to get the fake documents.
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Farmers protest: Day after clashes, peace prevails at Kalyan
Jun 23, 2017 15:32 IST
By Sajana Nambiar
HT Photo
what happened: Day after angry farmers clashed with police in Nevali village, the situation has settled down.
what it means: Messages about firing by police, and vandalising of vehicles were doing the rounds on social media on Friday morning. This led to fear among the residents, many of whom chose to stay inside.
what next: There is police presence in the area to ensure peace continues.
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Actor Prabhas might work in a Sajid Nadiadwala film
Jun 23, 2017 14:06 IST
By Shreya Mukherjee
Facebook/Prabhas
what happened: Filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala recently met Prabhas in Mumbai to discuss a few projects.
what it means: Prabhas and Sajid will soon finalise one of projects. Earlier, it was reported that Prabhas might work with Salman Khan in a Rohit Shetty film.
what next: Prabhas is looking forward to the release of his trilingual film Saaho in August 2018.
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New deadline catches Mumbai university students unawares
Jun 23, 2017 12:46 IST
By Shreya Bhandary
HT File Photo
what happened: MU changed last date of form submission to June 21 instead of 22 many students were not aware.
what it means: Students who went to submit admission form on Thursday were sent back as they were past the deadline. Many tried haggling with the authorities and also complained to MU, but to no avail.
what next: These students will now have to reapply after July 4, when colleges will fill vacant seats, if any.
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Hockey World League Semi-final: India lose 2-3 to Malaysia
Jun 22, 2017 22:21 IST
By Sidharth Gulati
Getty Images
what happened: India suffered a 3-2 loss in quarters of HWL Semi-final vs Malaysia to crash out of the tournament.
what it means: Razie Rahim scored twice as Malaysia sealed semis berth and also qualified for the 2018 World Cup. Ramandeep Singh was India's lone scorer with a double in the 24th and 26th minute.
what next: Malaysia will take on Argentina in semis, who beat Pakistan 3-1 in the other quarterfinal.
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Ireland, Afghanistan granted Test status by ICC
Jun 22, 2017 20:42 IST
By Sidharth Gulati
Getty Images
what happened: Ireland and Afghanistan have both been awarded Test match status, the ICC announced on Thursday.
what it means: The move, which means both Ireland and Afghanistan become full members of the ICC, expands the number of Test-playing nations to 12. They only play limited-overs cricket currently.
what next: Ireland and Afghanistan will get to play the top teams or the ICC may bring in two-tier competition.
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Justice Karnan shifted to SSKM hospital from Presidency jail
Jun 22, 2017 19:42 IST
By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
HT file photo
what happened: Justice Karnan was shifted to SSKM Hospital from Presidency Jail in Kolkata on Thursday afternoon.
what it means: He felt uneasy following which jail doctors referred him to the  hospital, state director general (prisons), Arun Gupta said. However, he refused to make any comment on the ailment details.
what next: Doctors will examine justice Karnan and conduct medical tests on Friday and take further decision.
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CBI grills IPS officer for eight hours on Narada scam
Jun 22, 2017 19:39 IST
By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
HT file photo
what happened: CBI on Thursday interrogated IPS officer SMH Mirza for eight hours on the Narada scam.
what it means: While questioning CBI showed Mirza video clips where he was seen accepting cash from Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel. Mirza is the second person after Trinamool MLA Iqbal Ahmed to face CBI grilling.
what next: CBI will summon Mirza again for questioning as his interrogation might lead to further clues.
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Raagdesh trailer will be launched at the Parliament
Jun 22, 2017 18:28 IST
By Naina Arora
Prodip Guha/HT
what happened: Director Tigmanshu Dhulia says, "It's the first time that Parliament has allowed it."
what it means: The film is about the Red Fort trial of three INA officers that changed the course of India's freedom movement. Dhulia calls it one of the most interesting and relevant parts of Independence time.
what next: Raagdesh, starring actors Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh and Mohit Marwah, releases on July 28.
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Teaser of Rajini's 2.0 to be unveiled on Diwali this year
Jun 22, 2017 17:45 IST
By Shreya Mukherjee
HT File Photo
what happened: After the teaser, the trailer of Rajinikanth starrer will be out on his 67th birthday on Dec 12.
what it means: The much-awaited film is a sequel to the 2010 hit, Robot. Rajini will reprise dual roles of scientist Vaseegaran and robot Chitti in the film while actor Akshay Kumar is said to have a negative role.
what next: The film is expected to release on Jan 26, 2018 and clash with filmmaker Neeraj Pandey's Aiyaary.
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95-year-old killed in hit and run case
Jun 22, 2017 16:17 IST
By Pratik Salunke
HT photo
what happened: In a hit and run case, a 95-year-old woman died after she was knocked down by a car on Wednesday.
what it means: The deceased Shantabai Joshi was walking on Deen Dayal road in front of Billeshwar Mahadev temple in Mulund when the car driver knocked her down at around 7am.
what next: Eye witnesses gave description of the car to the police who are also in process to check the CCTV.
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Bangladeshi arrested after he tried to make fake passport
Jun 22, 2017 16:09 IST
By Jayprakash Naidu
(HT File/Photo for representation)
what happened: Police arrested a Bangladeshi for attempting to get Indian passport on bogus documents.
what it means: The accused has been living in India for past 19 years after illegally entering from Bengal border with his wife and he had managed to get bogus birth certificate, ration card and pan card using it.
what next: The police are verifying to see if any more Bangladeshis are staying in city illegally.
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Deepika Padukone gets nominated for Teen Choice Awards
Jun 22, 2017 15:55 IST
By Pooja Sharma
HT Photo
what happened: Deepika Padukone gets nominated for her film xXx: Return of Xander Cage.
what it means: The actor is nominated in the category of 'Choice Action Movie Actress' for xXx: Return of Xander Cage. Fans took to social media to nominate the star for her performance in the film.
what next: Deepika Padukone will next be seen in Padmavati,that co-stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.
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Farmers torch police vehicles over land for airport
Jun 22, 2017 15:46 IST
By Sajana Nambiar
HT Photo
what happened: Farmers protesting against a proposed international airport burned down four police vehicles.
what it means: The British-era airstrip at Nevali, Kalyan is now defunct. The government wants to develop it as the state’s third international airport. Many locals whose land was taken now want it back.
what next: Situation is peaceful and normal now and there is heavy police presence.
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Mumbai woman delivers baby at Thane station
Jun 22, 2017 15:42 IST
By Arvind Somdutt Walmiki
HT Photo
what happened: A 25-year-old woman, who was on her way to the hospital, delivered a baby boy at Thane station.
what it means: When Jhanvi Jadhav, a resident of Shaninagar at Badlapur, experienced labour pains, her neighbours decided to take her to a hospital in Vashi. She was waiting for a train when she delivered the baby.
what next: The baby is doing fine.
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