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Startup Citrus Pay's peon earned ₹50 lakh after acquisition
short by Pragya Swastik / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
Shyam Kumar, a peon who joined Mumbai-based payment gateway startup Citrus Pay in 2010 for ₹8,000 a month, earned around ₹50 lakh after Citrus Pay was acquired for ₹860 crore in 2016 by rival PayU. Kumar was awarded ESOPs which were valued at around ₹50 lakh. Another 15 employees became crorepatis with the acquisition of the startup.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:29 pm on 23 Feb
Kerala to set up registry of sex offenders
short by Ankur Vyas / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
In a first in India, the Kerala government has decided to set up a registry of sex offenders, Governor P Sathasivam said on Thursday. The publically available registry will contain the names and details of people who commit crimes against women. This would enable employers in profiling prospective employees and the police to keep a track of offenders' activities.
short by Ankur Vyas / 04:01 pm on 23 Feb
How much money has Reliance Industries spent on Jio?
short by Pragya Swastik / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries has spent about ₹1.5 lakh crore on its telecom subsidiary Reliance Jio, according to a Business Today report. The company's investment in the last three years in various sectors is equal to what the company has invested in its entire 35-year history. Founded in 2010, Jio claims it added seven customers every second of every day.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:30 pm on 23 Feb
'World's steepest street' is in New Zealand
short by Sanira Mediratta / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
The Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand, spanning 350 metres, is known as the world's steepest residential street. Along the length, the street ranges from 30 metres to 100 metres above sea level, with the elevation rising by 1 metre for every 2.86 metres. The steepness is caused as streets were laid out in grids without consideration of the terrain.
short by Sanira Mediratta / 04:32 pm on 23 Feb
Main accused in Kerala actress molestation case arrested
short by Ankur Vyas / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
The main accused, Pulsar Suni aka Sunil Kumar, in the molestation of a Malayalam actress was arrested on Thursday when he arrived at an Ernakulam court to surrender. The police arrested him inside the court premises, leading to a protest by the lawyers. Notably, Suni and six others allegedly abducted the actress and sexually assaulted her on Friday.
short by Ankur Vyas / 04:14 pm on 23 Feb
Which are the Best Animated Film nominees at Oscars 2017?
short by Rini Sinha / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
The Best Animated Feature Film nominees at Oscars 2017 include Disney's 'Moana' and 'Zootopia'. 'My Life as a Zucchini', which revolves around nine-year-old Zucchini who lives in a foster home, has also been nominated. Other nominees include 'The Red Turtle' and 'Kubo and the Two Strings', which is about a boy whose father was a legendary samurai.
short by Rini Sinha / 05:00 pm on 23 Feb
'What's Up' song from Anushka Sharma's 'Phillauri' released
short by Daisy Mowke / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
A new song titled 'What's Up' from the Anushka Sharma starrer upcoming romantic comedy film 'Phillauri' has been released. It has been composed by Jasleen Royal with vocals by Jasleen and Mika Singh. The lyrics have been penned by Aditya Sharma. Directed by Anshai Lal, the film is scheduled to release on March 24.
short by Daisy Mowke / 04:07 pm on 23 Feb
The Chainsmokers, Coldplay release new collaborative song
short by Daisy Mowke / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
The Chainsmokers and Coldplay have released a new collaborative song titled 'Something Just Like This'. The track will appear on The Chainsmokers' upcoming debut album 'Memories... Do Not Open'. The album, which will be released on April 7, will also feature the track 'Paris' and 10 new songs from The Chainsmokers.
short by Daisy Mowke / 05:01 pm on 23 Feb
UK telco to provide 4G in rural areas using drones, balloons
short by Vani Vivek / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
Mobile network provider EE has unveiled plans to use drones and balloons to provide 4G coverage to UK's rural areas. The helium balloons, called 'Helikite', hover at a height of about 150 feet and can cover an area 4 kilometres wide. However, the drones can provide coverage over an area 2 kilometres wide for a few hours.
short by Vani Vivek / 03:56 pm on 23 Feb
SoftBank denies interest in Vodafone-Idea Cellular merger
short by Vani Vivek / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
Japan's SoftBank Group on Thursday denied it was in talks with Vodafone's Indian unit and Idea Cellular to pick up a stake in a potential merger between the two. "We underline that we have held no such discussions and media reports about the same are baseless," said SoftBank's spokesperson. The merged entity could reportedly generate revenues of over ₹80,000 crore.
short by Vani Vivek / 03:54 pm on 23 Feb
Bihar MLA reaches Assembly with bruised knees wearing shorts
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
BJP MLA from Lauria, Vinay Bihari, today reached the Bihar Assembly wearing vest and shorts with injury marks on his knees. He said that he was protesting for the non-construction of roads in his constituency and came travelling the distance by prostrating on road. Earlier, he had vowed not to wear kurta-pyjama until roads were constructed in his constituency.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 04:50 pm on 23 Feb
Mumbai Cong Chief Sanjay Nirupam quits over BMC poll results
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
On the day of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election results today, Sanjay Nirupam resigned as Mumbai Congress Chief accepting responsibility for party's defeat in BMC poll. Out of the total 227 BMC wards, Shiv Sena was leading on 92, BJP on 77, Congress on 29, MNS on 6, NCP on 7, and others on 14 till 2.30 pm.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 03:12 pm on 23 Feb
NASA releases posters for newly discovered solar system
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
NASA has released posters displaying the newly discovered 'TRAPPIST-1' solar system and comparing it with our solar system. The seven Earth-like exoplanets orbit their host star closer than Mercury orbits the Sun. But the new system's star, an ultra-cool dwarf, is cool enough for liquid water and possible life to survive on three 'habitable zone' exoplanets.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 03:13 pm on 23 Feb
Kerala police chief apologises for moral policing case
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
After a Kerala couple's Facebook Live video of the cops moral policing them over public display of affection (PDA) went viral recently, the state police chief has posted an apology note on his Facebook page. "In our country we impose self-restrain on PDA due to our culture and tradition," writes the chief, "though there is no legal ban for PDA."
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 03:53 pm on 23 Feb
Former BJP MLA Vijay Jolly booked on rape charges
short by Ankur Vyas / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
Former Delhi BJP MLA Vijay Jolly has been booked for rape after a woman alleged that he sexually assaulted her, police said on Thursday. The Delhi-based woman accused the former legislator of spiking her drink before sexually assaulting her in a Gurugram resort. Jolly had also filed a police complaint against the woman accusing her of blackmailing and extortion.
short by Ankur Vyas / 03:16 pm on 23 Feb
Cressida becomes 1st woman to head Scotland Yard in 188 yrs
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
Britain has appointed Cressida Dick as the next commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police, making her the first woman to head Scotland Yard in its 188-year history. The 56-year-old, who will control a £3 billion budget and head 43,000 officers, joined the force in 1983. Her appointment was controversial as she once headed an operation wherein an innocent Brazilian was killed.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:36 pm on 23 Feb
Airtel shares hit 1-year high on Telenor India acquisition
short by Pragya Swastik / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
Shares of India's largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel today rose 11% to a one-year high after it announced that it will be acquiring the business of Norwegian telecom company Telenor's India operations for an undisclosed sum. In a transaction expected to close in a year, Telenor India's spectrum, licenses, operations, including its employees, will become a part of Airtel.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:20 pm on 23 Feb
Video: Renshaw retired hurt with an upset stomach
short by Dishant Sharma / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
Australian batsman Matt Renshaw was retired hurt on the first day of the first Test against India on Thursday owing to an upset stomach. The distressed batsman was walking towards the pavilion before being recalled by the umpires to inform about the decision, after which he was seen running off the field towards the pavilion.
short by Dishant Sharma / 03:03 pm on 23 Feb
SP's partner Cong released stamps on Gujarat donkeys: PM
short by Ankur Vyas / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
Following Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav's remark on Gujarat donkeys, PM Narendra Modi on Thursday said SP's partner Congress had released postal stamps on Gujarat's donkeys in 2013. Yadav has applied his mentality of casteism among animals by detesting donkeys, he added. PM Modi further said that a donkey was loyal to his master and fulfilled all its responsibilities.
short by Ankur Vyas / 04:47 pm on 23 Feb
Current Indian team fulfilling dreams I could not: Gavaskar
short by Dishant Sharma / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar said that the Indian team's run of consecutive Test wins under Virat Kohli is amazing and that the team is realising his unfulfilled dream. Speaking about his unfinished dreams, Gavaskar said that he always wanted to get West Indies' batsmen Rohan Kanhai and Garry Sobers out on back-to-back deliveries.
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:51 pm on 23 Feb
Poor Matt Renshaw Have a Hajmola, tweets user
short by Dishant Sharma / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
Reacting to Australian batsman Matt Renshaw getting retired hurt due to a upset stomach, a user tweeted, "Poor Matt Renshaw Have a #Hajmola". Other users reacted with tweets like, "Matt Renshaw was oozing confidence till he was at the crease. Unfortunately he's oozing something else now" and "Matt Renshaw - Caught 'Chicken Kebab' Bowled 'Desi Chef'."
short by Dishant Sharma / 03:18 pm on 23 Feb
Under-17 FIFA WC tickets to cost less than ₹100
short by Dishant Sharma / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
Ticket for the Under-17 FIFA World Cup matches, the first-ever FIFA event being held in India, would cost the fans less than ₹100, the Tournament Director said on Thursday. The Director also said Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium would be ready well in advance and work would be 90% complete before the final inspection in March last week.
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:00 pm on 23 Feb
Umesh's 4-for restricts Australia to 256/9 on Day 1
short by Anmol Sharma / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
Batting first after winning the toss, Australia ended Day 1 of the Pune Test at 256/9. Opener Matt Renshaw scored the most for Australia with 68 off 156 balls, followed by Mitchell Starc's unbeaten 57 off 58 balls. Indian pacer Umesh Yadav picked up four wickets while spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked up two each.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:38 pm on 23 Feb
4-stroke engine produces hydrogen from methane, captures CO2
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
US-based researchers have built a reactor that produces hydrogen on burning methane while capturing carbon dioxide emissions. A four-stroke engine was improvised by adding a catalyst, hydrogen-separating membrane, and CO2 sorbent which releases the gas into a cylinder and also reduces processing temperature. The team was able to produce hydrogen using six times less water than existing methods.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 03:05 pm on 23 Feb
Models walk at Gucci's MFW show on plastic covered runway
short by Daisy Mowke / on 23 Feb 2017,Thursday
Models walked on a plastic covered runway at Italian luxury brand Gucci's show at Milan Fashion Week (MFW). The show space featured a pyramid in the center of a plexiglass-tunnelled runway. It was the first time Gucci combined both womenswear and menswear into one show. The collection featured garden party-inspired frocks, sweatbands, logo belts and tees, pantsuits and capes.
short by Daisy Mowke / 03:17 pm on 23 Feb
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