Archive News of December 05, 2022

India fined 80% match fee for slow over-rate in one-wicket loss to Bangladesh in first ODI

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday said India have been fined 80 percent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against Bangladesh in the first ODI, which the visitors lost by one wicket at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SNBCS) in Mirpur on Sunday.

Airtel, Meta to boost India's digital ecosystem (Lead)

In a bid to support the growth of India's digital ecosystem, Bharti Airtel and Meta (formerly Facebook) on Monday announced a key collaboration.

Vacant four-storey building collapses in Delhi, no injuries

A four-storey building collapsed in North Delhi's Shastri Nagar area on Monday morning, an official said.

GRAP Stage III implemented in Greater Noida; construction work banned

The rules under the Graded Response Action Plan's (GRAP) Stage 3 have been implemented in Delhi-NCR, wherein construction work has been completely banned.

Shafali Verma to captain India in inaugural edition of U19 Women's T20 World Cup

Right-handed opener Shafali Verma on Monday was named as the captain of Indian team for the inaugural edition of the U19 Women's T20 World Cup and for the upcoming bilateral away T20 series against South Africa U19 side.

Nat Sciver, Danni Wyatt, Charlie Dean lead England to 142-run win over West Indies

Half-centuries from Nat Sciver and Danni Wyatt, coupled with a four-fer from off-spinner Charlie Dean led England to a 142-run win over West Indies in their women's ODI series opener at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.

'Pitchers' director announces second season with new faces

'Pitchers' director Vaibhav Bundhoo announced the second season of the web series which will feature some new faces apart from the previous cast. Ridhi Dogra, Sikander Kher and Ashish Vidyarthi have joined the web series for the second season.

Razorpay allows merchants to accept credit card payments via UPI

Fintech platform Razorpay on Monday announced an industry-first move to enable merchants to accept credit card transactions on unified payments interface (UPI), as the digital payments landscape witnesses a stupendous growth.

Nick Read steps down as Vodafone Group head

Vodafone Group on Monday announced that its CEO Nick Read will step down by the end of the year after four years in the key role.

Maha Police probe stripping, extortion of Haryana girl by classmates

The Maharashtra Police in Pune have launched a probe into a complaint filed by a Haryana student, alleging her roommates extorted, stripped, threatened, blackmailed and molested her, police said here on Monday.

Digital payments in India touch Rs 38.3 lakh cr at over 23 bn transactions

The Unified Payments Interface (UPI), debit and credit cards, prepaid payment instruments like mobile wallets, and prepaid cards logged 23.06 billion transactions amounting Rs 38.3 lakh crore in the third quarter this year, a new report showed on Monday.

World No 3 Sukant Kadam smashes gold at the Peru Para Badminton International

World No 3 Sukant Kadam smashed his way to gold medal at the recently concluded Peru Para Badminton International. The ace shuttler defeated Singapore's Chee Hiong Ang.

Airtel, Meta join to accelerate India's digital ecosystem

Bharti Airtel and Meta on Monday announced their collaboration to support the growth of India's digital ecosystem.

Australian PM tests positive for Covid

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Monday announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19.

5.2-magnitude earthquake jolts Dhaka

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Dhaka on Monday, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).

Youth dies seconds after sneezing in UP

A shocking incident has been caught on camera in which a seemingly healthy young man is seen walking down a lane with his friends when he sneezes and dies.

Livingstone ruled out of Test series vs Pakistan due to knee injury

England have suffered a major blow in their ongoing Test series against Pakistan with the tourists losing all-rounder Liam Livingstone for the remainder of the tour with a knee injury.

Will don the wicketkeeper's role whenever the requirement arises: KL Rahul

India's top-order batter KL Rahul is looking forward to continuing with his role of keeping behind the wickets in the remaining two One-day Internationals (ODIs) against Bangladesh here, with the 30-year-old saying he had done it before and would readily do it whenever the requirement arises.

Cummins in doubt for second Test; Morris and Neser drafted in Australia squad

Australia Test skipper and pace spearhead Pat Cummins is in doubt for the second Test against the West Indies beginning at Adelaide on December 8 with the team management quickly providing cover by including uncapped quick Lance Morris and veteran fast bowler Michael Neser.

Ishaan Khattar, MC Square come together for FIFA rap anthem

'Hustle 2.0' winner MC Square and Bollywood actor Ishaan Khattar have collaborated for FIFA rap anthem. They will be releasing a video dedicated to FIFA World Cup 2022 in which they can be seen in the look of football players portraying their various emotions of excitement and tension during the game.

Hansika Motwani, Sohael Kathuriya tie the knot in Jaipur

Telugu and Tamil actress Hansika Motwani and her long-time boyfriend, businessman Sohael Kathuriya, tied the knot at Jaipur's Mundota Fort and Palace on Sunday evening.

Jubin Nautiyal takes 'recovery break'

Playback singer Jubin Nautiyal has taken a "recovery break" after he suffered injuries from falling off a building staircase.

Air India leases 12 more aircraft to enhance operations

Air India on Monday announced the lease of six Airbus A320neo narrow body aircraft and six Boeing B777-300 ER widebody aircraft to further augment its existing fleet.

HealthifyMe sacks about 150 employees amid lacklustre growth

Leading AI health and fitness platform HealthifyMe has sacked about 150 employees, or 7 per cent of its total workforce, as the company's growth did not "keep pace with expectations and hiring".

Samsung Electronics appoints its 1st female president

Samsung Electronics on Monday promoted a female executive to the president of global marketing for its mobile business, in the first move to tap a female talent for the top post.

Scheduled power cuts in Kiev, 3 other regions from today

Scheduled power cuts will take place in Kiev and the three other regions of Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk and Odesa from Monday onwards as authorities are trying to stabilise power outages across Ukraine.

SL to launch mobile app for tourist safety next year

Sri Lanka will introduce a mobile app for the safety of tourists coming to the South Asian country, Minister of Tourism and Lands Harin Fernando said here.

Indian-origin science teacher wins PM's prize in Australia

An Indian-origin teacher in Australia has received the 2022 Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in secondary schools.

Delhi's air quality improves marginally to 'very poor' category

A day after the air quality of the national capital slipped into the "severe" category, the quality index slightly improved to "very poor" category on Monday.

Fire at Delhi's Karkardooma hotel, no injuries reported

A fire broke out at a hotel in East Delhi's Karkardooma area on Monday morning.

Three arrested at Mumbai airport for concealing gold in undergarments

Customs officials at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai arrested three people for concealing gold in specially designed undergarments.

At minus 3.4, J&K's Srinagar records coldest night of the season so far

As mercury continued its free fall, Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir recorded the coldest night of the season so far at minus 3.4 on Monday.

2 women cops booked for kidnapping male colleague

On the directives of the court, a police inspector and constable (both women) posted in Mahila Thana of Uttar Pradesh's Sultanpur have been booked for allegedly kidnapping a male police inspector, accused of rape by another woman constable in July.