Virat Kohli becomes first to sweep top three ICC awards

Virat Kohli becomes first to sweep top three ICC awards

Virat Kohli. (Action Images via Reuters / Paul Childs Livepic File Photo) First to win the ICC’s cricketer, test and one-day international (ODI) player of the year awards. Apart from being the top scorer in both tests and one-dayers in 2018, Kohli was also named the captain of the ICC test and ODI teams of the year Reuters Indian […]

111-year-old Karnataka’s ‘walking god’ dead, 3-day mourning announced

111-year-old Karnataka’s ‘walking god’ dead, 3-day mourning announced

A file photo of Shivakumar Swami of Siddagnag Mutt in Karnataka. (IANS File Photo) Tumakuru (Karnataka), January 22 (IANS): Karnataka’s 111-year-old revered seer, Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt here, the most influential leader of the Lingayat community, died on Monday following protracted illness. As a mark of respect to the socio-religious icon, the state government […]

US-based self-claimed cyber expert says 2014 elections were rigged, poll panel denies allegations

US-based self-claimed cyber expert says 2014 elections were rigged, poll panel denies allegations

Representative Image: A member of election duty staff writes numbers on electronic voting machines (EVM) inside a strong room ahead of the 2014 general elections in Ahmedabad on March 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Amit Dave File Photo) London, January 21 (IANS): In a sensational claim, a US-based self-claimed cyber expert Syed Shuja on Monday said the 2014 Lok […]

Australian Open: Serena edges top seed Halep to reach quarters

Australian Open: Serena edges top seed Halep to reach quarters

Serena Williams of the U.S. and Romania’s Simona Halep shake hands after the match. (REUTERS/Edgar Su Photo) MELBOURNE, January 21(Reuters): Serena Williams staved off a spectacular fightback from world number one Simona Halep to win 6-1 4-6 6-4 and reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday. French Open champion Halep broke Williams’ serve in the first game but […]

Now you can forward a message to five recipients only; WhatsApp forwarding limit rolls out globally

Now you can forward a message to five recipients only; WhatsApp forwarding limit rolls out globally

A man poses with a smartphone in front of displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration September 14, 2017. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo) The feature first launched in India in July 2018, is aimed mainly at curbing fake news New Delhi, January 21 (IANS): Aiming to curb fake news, Facebook-owned platform WhatsApp on Monday announced it has globally […]

Health Notes: Natural ways to boost immunity in children

Health Notes: Natural ways to boost immunity in children

Protection from germs and other anti-bodies. (Representational Image: pixabay.com) IANS It is natural for parents to protect their children from any harm, including the endless array of germs they are exposed to every day. As children grow up, they are continuously exposed to various germs, especially in places such as daycare centres and preschool. Children […]

Gap between rich and poor growing, fuelling global anger: Oxfam

Gap between rich and poor growing, fuelling global anger: Oxfam

Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima speaks during an interview in New York, NY, U.S., February 11, 2018. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo) NAIROBI, January 21 (Reuters): Tax systems that put a high burden on the poor mean public services are underfunded, stretching the gap between rich and poor and fuelling global public anger, Winnie Byanyima, executive […]

Asian Cup: Jahanbakhsh on target as Iran ease past Oman into last eight

Asian Cup: Jahanbakhsh on target as Iran ease past Oman into last eight

Iran’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem Photo) ABU DHABI, January 21 (Reuters): Three-times champions Iran came through an early scare before marching confidently into the Asian Cup quarter-finals for the 13th time in 14 attempts with a 2-0 victory over a spirited Oman team on Sunday. Iran goalkeeper […]

From pariah to demi-god: transgender leader a star at Kumbh Mela

From pariah to demi-god: transgender leader a star at Kumbh Mela

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the “Kinnar Akhada” congregation for transgender people meets her followers during “Kumbh Mela”, or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad on January 14. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files Photo) PRAYAGRAJ (UP), January 21(Reuters): In a desert tent guarded by armed police and a thick-set bouncer, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is blessing a […]

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