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5 million smartphones sold during #DiwaliWithMi sale: Mi India
short by Roshan Gupta / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Mi India, ranked India's #1 smartphone & smart TV brand by IDC 2Q20, said that it's sold 5 million smartphones during this festive period. 'Diwali With Mi' brought attractive discounts and offers on Redmi & Mi smartphones, it added. The festive sale ran across, Great Indian Shopping Festival on Amazon, The Big Billion Days on Flipkart and retail stores.
short by Roshan Gupta / 02:09 pm on 24 Oct
Pictures of the chalet that has been specially set up for Bigg Boss 14 host Salman Khan have surfaced online. Designed by art director Omung Kumar, the chalet has a fully equipped gym for Salman. In the living room, the main wall is covered in letters that spell Salman's name and several movies that he has been a part of.
short by Daisy Mowke / 12:59 pm on 24 Oct
North Korea says yellow dust from China could spread COVID-19
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
North Korea has warned its citizens to stay indoors, saying seasonal yellow dust blowing in from China might carry coronavirus with it. The streets of the capital Pyongyang were reported to be nearly empty on Thursday following the warning. State-controlled Korean Central Television (KCTV) broadcast special weather segments on Wednesday, warning of an influx of the yellow dust.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 12:38 pm on 24 Oct
Chennai are no more Super Kings, they were annihilated by MI: Aakash
short by Anmol Sharma / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
After MI handed CSK their first-ever 10-wicket defeat in IPL history, cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra said, "Chennai are no longer Super Kings." He added, "When Mumbai bowled they didn't allow CSK to score runs and when they came to bat they didn't allow CSK to take even a single wicket. So, it was an annihilation and how, domination and how."
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:24 pm on 24 Oct
Delhi-based software engineer Bhavye Sharma claimed he received a fake iPhone 11 Pro during a sale on an e-commerce website. He shared a YouTube video and wrote, "I got this Chinese knock-off iPhone 11 Pro that runs Android and has replicated almost all...iOS apps." "Sorry for the experience...One of our specialists will get in touch...Request your patience," the website replied.
short by Daisy Mowke / 02:21 pm on 24 Oct
None of the Gandhis visited rape victim's family in Punjab: Javadekar
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
After the half-burnt body of a six-year-old girl was found in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, "Neither Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi nor Priyanka Gandhi visited the victim's family." Javadekar added, "They don't pay heed to the injustice done to women in the states ruled by their party, but visit Hathras...for photo op with the Hathras victim's family."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:55 pm on 24 Oct
If you have ED, I have CD: Eknath Khadse after joining NCP from BJP
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
After quitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to join Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), senior Maharashtra politician Eknath Khadse said no one should show him the fear of inquiry by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). "If you have ED, I have CD," the 68-year-old said. Khadse added that false cases were filed against him including that of land-grabbing and molestation.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 01:46 pm on 24 Oct
Anti-smog guns deployed across Delhi, visuals emerge
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Anti-smog guns were deployed at several locations across Delhi as part of measures being taken to control air pollution. Visuals of an anti-smog gun spraying water particles in the air emerged from ITO area. Notably, the air quality deteriorated in Delhi on Saturday morning, with the AQI falling to the 'severe' and 'very poor' categories in several places.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:49 am on 24 Oct
Monitoring Ladakh standoff, sharing info with India: US officials
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
The United States is monitoring the India-China standoff in Ladakh and sharing information with India, senior US government officials said on Saturday. Commenting on the Galwan Valley face-off, the officials added, "We as a government are covering the situation in the Himalayas closely and understandably. And we certainly want to ensure that the situation does not escalate."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:38 pm on 24 Oct
Want to ensure India-China standoff doesn't escalate, says US
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Trump administration officials said the US is watching the India-China standoff in Ladakh closely and wants to ensure the situation doesn't escalate. The remarks come ahead of the third "2+2 dialogue" between India and the US, scheduled to begin in Delhi on Monday. The US also welcomed greater Indian participation in Southeast Asia including military presence in South China Sea.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 01:30 pm on 24 Oct
The Indian Army shot down a Pakistan Army spy quadcopter along the LoC in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir at around 8 am on Saturday. The quadcopter, made by Chinese technology company DJI, had trespassed around 70 metres into India's side of LoC. Earlier in June, a Pakistani spy drone carrying weapons for terrorists was shot down by BSF.
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:05 pm on 24 Oct
Pakistani man born without arms masters playing snooker with chin
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
A 32-year-old Pakistani man, Muhammad Ikram, who was born without arms has mastered the game of snooker by playing with his chin. Pictures and videos of him playing snooker have recently gone viral. "I have met very good snooker players who tell me I am a real genius," Ikram said. He hopes to play at the international level one day.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 01:37 pm on 24 Oct
'Game of Thrones' actress Emilia Clarke celebrated her 34th birthday by jumping out of a plane. Sharing the pictures on Instagram, she wrote, "Who says you can only fly dragons?" Emilia added, "What could match...profound existential terror of another birthday? Jumping out of a goddamn plane is what." She played Daenerys Targaryen in all eight seasons of 'Game of Thrones'.
short by Atul Mishra / 02:05 pm on 24 Oct
US reports its biggest rise in daily COVID-19 cases at 84,218
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
The US has recorded its biggest one-day rise in coronavirus cases as 84,218 people tested positive on Friday, according to a Reuters tally. The US is the worst coronavirus-hit country with over 84 lakh COVID-19 cases. Over the past week, the US has reported an average of 60,000 new cases per day, the highest seven-day average since early August.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 01:04 pm on 24 Oct
COVID-19 vaccine may be available in Q1 of 2021-22: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, MD and Chairperson of Biocon Ltd has said that she expects coronavirus vaccine to be available in India in the first quarter of 2021-22. "I expect by AstraZeneca's, or one of our own Indian vaccines, like the one by Bharat Biotech [could be approved]," she told Mint. "But these will be emergency use authorisation only," she added.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 12:00 pm on 24 Oct
We lost the match against MI in the powerplay: CSK coach Fleming
short by Sumit Josh / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
CSK coach Stephen Fleming said his team were outplayed by MI in their batting powerplay as they lost five wickets in that period. "We were pretty stunned really. It was a terrible powerplay. To lose wickets so quickly, so frequently, the game was almost over in the powerplay," Fleming said. Chennai went on to make 114/9 in their 20 overs.
short by Sumit Josh / 12:19 pm on 24 Oct
England Test captain Joe Root believes he is not ready to be compared with the likes of India's Virat Kohli, New Zealand's Kane Williamson and Australia's Steve Smith. "You're looking at three of the greatest players the game has seen. They're brilliant people to watch play and learn from. I'm not sure I'd put myself in their bracket," Root said.
short by Sumit Josh / 12:25 pm on 24 Oct
Real Madrid's Serbian striker Luka Jovic faces a six-month prison sentence in his country for violating the coronavirus isolation rules. Jovic, who was in Serbia in March, was seen on the streets and at a birthday party despite being asked to self-isolate for 14 days. The state prosecutors are taking him to court after he refused to pay a fine.
short by Sumit Josh / 01:24 pm on 24 Oct
Pak shift T20Is against Zimbabwe from Lahore due to poor air quality
short by Sumit Josh / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has shifted three T20Is against Zimbabwe from Lahore to Rawalpindi due to deteriorating air quality in Lahore. "The early onset of hazardous pollution and subsequent poor air quality meant that the risk to keep matches in Lahore at this stage was too great," PCB said. The matches are scheduled on November 7, 8 and 10.
short by Sumit Josh / 02:06 pm on 24 Oct
19-year-old's body found dumped in bushes in Noida Sector 32
short by Atul Mishra / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
The body of a 19-year-old man was found dumped in bushes in Noida Sector 32 on Friday. "The deceased has been identified as Ashok, who lived in the slums in Sector 9 here. His family has been informed about it," police said. The body has been sent for postmortem and the police have launched an investigation.
short by Atul Mishra / 01:09 pm on 24 Oct
PM Modi inaugurates 3 development projects in Gujarat
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three development projects in Gujarat via video conference on Saturday, including the Kisan Sarvoday Yojana wherein farmers can avail power supply from 5 am to 9 pm for irrigation purposes. The PM also launched a ropeway project on Mount Girnar and inaugurated Paediatric Heart Hospital at UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, Ahmedabad.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:22 pm on 24 Oct
Bike-borne men snatch woman's ₹15K worth gold chain in Mumbai, held
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Three men were held for allegedly robbing a 38-year-old woman of her gold chain worth ₹15,000 in Mumbai. Complainant Afsana Shah said an autorickshaw ran over her daughter's foot while they were walking, and as she tended to the injury, two bike-borne men snatched her chain and fled. Later, police discovered the autorickshaw driver was an accomplice of bike-borne men.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 12:33 pm on 24 Oct
4 arrested for running online prostitution racket in Pune
short by Atul Mishra / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Pune City Police's Crime Branch arrested four men for allegedly running an online prostitution racket (an online escort service) and also rescued two women who were lured into it. Police laid a trap in Yerawada to nab one of the women using a decoy customer. The police then nabbed the second woman, following which they arrested the four accused.
short by Atul Mishra / 12:30 pm on 24 Oct
BJP's Kirit Somaiya alleges land scam by Maha govt for proposed hospital
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
BJP leader Kirit Somaiya has alleged a ₹3,000-crore fixing scam by Maharashtra government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation in the land acquiring process for proposed 5,000-bed hospital in Mumbai's Mulund. "It's state government's 'understanding' with builder. The land parcel and its cost were finalised first, and then proposal for the hospital was moved, citing COVID-19 outbreak," he added.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 02:20 pm on 24 Oct
24-yr-old pregnant techie dies by suicide in Hyderabad over dowry
short by Atul Mishra / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
A 24-year-old pregnant software professional, who married a gym instructor in June 2020, died by suicide in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Reportedly, she was harassed for dowry. Her mother said that during the marriage, they had given gold and other items in the form of dowry and alleged that the victim's husband and in-laws had been harassing her for additional dowry.
short by Atul Mishra / 01:31 pm on 24 Oct
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