Telegram reduces subscription fee for premium users in India

Encrypted messaging platform Telegram has reduced its monthly subscription fee in India for premium users, down to Rs 179 from Rs 469.

Czech govt parties win Senate elections

The leading government coalition party, the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), won the most seats in this year's Senate elections, according to official results published by the Czech Statistical Office.

Mohd. Siraj replaces injured Jasprit Bumrah in T20I squad against South Africa

The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday named Mohd. Siraj as replacement for injured Jasprit Bumrah for the remainder of the T20I series against South Africa.

Purnea election officer loses Rs 1 lakh to cyber fraud

An FIR has been lodged against unknown cyber fraudsters for fleecing Rs 1 lakh from the district election officer of Purnea, an official said on Monday.

New Zealand include Ferguson, Bracewell and Allen in squad for T20 World Cup

New Zealand have made three changes to the squad for the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia next month from the side that featured in the World Cup final last year in the UAE, bringing in Lockie Ferguson, Michael Bracewell and Finn Allen in place of Kyle Jamieson, Todd Astle and Tim Seifert.

Jacqueline Fernandez joins probe in Sukesh Chandrashekhar extortion case

Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez on Wednesday appeared before the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police to join the investigation in connection with the Rs 200 crore extortion cum cheating case involving multimillionaire conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.

Pan-India CBI raids over JKPSI exam scam

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raids were underway at 33 locations across the country on Tuesday in connection with irregularities in the exams for Jammu and Kashmir Police Sub-Inspectors (JKPSI), a top official said.

Radha Rangarajan is new CSIR-CDRI director

Eminent scientist Radha Rangarajan is the new director of CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow.

It was the right decision to bat first, says Rabada after SA bowled out for 151

South Africa's pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada has backed his captain Dean Elgar's decision to bat first in the second Test at Old Trafford despite the visitors being bowled out for 151 on day one.

Ross Taylor, Zak Crawley, Abdullah Shafique, Yasir Shah, Imam-ul-Haq sign up for BBL draft

New Zealand batting great Ross Taylor, England Test opener Zak Crawley and Pakistan trio of openers Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq and leg-spinners Yasir Shah on Wednesday were announced as the latest signings for the inaugural Big Bash League (BBL) draft.

If Kohli gets a fifty in the very first game, mouths will be shut for the rest of the tournament: Shastri

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has claimed that if talismanic India batter Virat Kohli gets a fifty in the side's match against Pakistan in the Asia Cup on August 28, then the mouths of critics will be quiet for the rest of the tournament.

Italian centre parties form alliance ahead of Sep polls

Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and former minister Carlo Calenda have agreed to form a centrist alliance ahead of the September 25 general election.

Mel Jones to step down from Cricket Australia Board in October

Mel Jones on Friday said she will be stepping down from the Cricket Australia Board at the next CA Annual General Meeting in October. She has decided not to stand for re-election due to her extensive media and other work commitments in Australia and overseas.

Off-spinner Sinclair included in Windies squad for ODI series vs New Zealand

The Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel has brought in newcomer and off-spinner Kevin Sinclair in the squad for the three-match ODI series against New Zealand beginning August 17, while left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie has also been named in the 14-member squad

EC to host virtual Asian Regional Forum meet

The Election Commission will host a virtual Asian Regional Forum meet on 'Making our Elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative'.

Axar Patel, Mohd Shami should have been in India squad for Asia Cup: Kris Srikkanth

Former India skipper and ex-chairman of BCCI's selection committee Kris Srikkanth is unhappy with Axar Patel being kept as a standby in the squad for the Asia Cup in the UAE from August 27, saying he feels bad for the bowling all-rounder who played some fine knocks and took crucial wickets in the visitors' clean sweep of the ODI series against the West Indies recently.

South Sudan extends transitional govt by 2 yrs

South Sudan's parties to the unity government on Thursday extended the transitional period by two years.

Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid have a big responsibility for ICC Men's T20 World Cup: Parthiv Patel

Former India wicketkeeper-batter Parthiv Patel feels there is huge responsibility on captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid to get the right combination ahead of the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Australia in October-November.

Shimron Hetmyer back in West Indies squad for T20I series vs India

The Cricket West Indies (CWI) men's senior selection panel has recalled left-handed batter Shimron Hetmyer in the 16-member squad for the five-match T20I series against India and the three-match fixture against New Zealand, while left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell and all-rounder Fabien Allen are not in the side for different reasons.

More Opportunities for youth to enrol in voters' list, says EC

With a view to provide more opportunities for youth to become part of voters' list, Election Commission has made a provision of four chances in a year to enrol names in the list.

Iraqi parliamentary Shia blocs name candidate for new PM

The Shia political blocs in the Iraqi parliament have nominated Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani for the post of Prime Minister, months after failing to form a government due to a political row.

Bolsonaro officially announces re-lection bid

Incumbent Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has officially announced his intent to seek re-election and named Walter Souza Braga Netto, the former Minister of Defense, as his running mate for Vice President.

Kenya heightens security ahead of Aug 9 polls

Kenyan police announced they have heightened security ahead of the general elections slated for August 9.

Hamza Shehbaz retains post as CM of Pakistan's Punjab province

Hamza Shehbaz, son of Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, was administered the oath of office on Saturday after he won an election to retain his seat as the Chief Minister of Punjab province.

Melbourne Renegades to get first pick in BBL Draft for overseas players

Struggling side Melbourne Renegades have clinched the coveted first pick in the Big Bash League's (BBL) inaugural overseas player draft after being drawn first in a lottery conducted by Cricket Australia on Wednesday.

Italian PM Mario Draghi resigns

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi officially resigned on Thursday after he failed to revive his coalition government, putting an end to his national unity government after 17 months in office.

Ranil sworn in as 8th President of Sri Lanka

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the eighth President of Sri Lanka at the Parliament premises on Thursday.

Alva files nomination for V-P, says winning and losing part of life

Joint opposition candidate Margaret Alva filed her nomination on Tuesday for the Vice-Presidential candidate accompanied by other leaders from opposition parties. After filing her papers, she issued a statement, saying that she is not afraid of fight, and winning and losing is part of life.

'Mr Ballot Boxes' reach Delhi a day after Presidential poll

A day after the presidential election, the ballot boxes boarded flights from different states on separate air tickets under the name 'Mr Ballot box'.

Ghana's ruling party elects new leadership

Ghana's ruling New Patriotic Party has announced new national officers at the Accra Sports Stadium in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, to lead the party into the 2024 general election.

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn-in as interim President of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn-in as the interim President of the island nation on Friday.

Sri Lankan Speaker officially announces resignation of Gotabaya

Sri Lankan Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena on Friday officially announced the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

8 contenders in race to succeed Boris Johnson as UK PM

Eight candidates have been nominated to enter the race to be the leader of the Conservative Party and replace outgoing Boris Johnson as the UK Prime Minister, the party's backbench 1922 Committee said.

EC starts distribution of ballot box, materials for Prez poll

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday started distribution and dispatch of 'ballot box' and other poll related materials for the Presidential Election, which is going to be held on July 18.

UK's new PM to be announced on Sept 5, says Tory lawmaker

The new UK Prime Minister replacing incumbent Boris Johnson will be announced on September 5, said Graham Brady, Chairman of the Conservative Party's backbench 1922 Committee.

Sonia, Rahul, others condole death of Shinzo Abe

The Congress on Friday expressed condolence on the death of former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who was assassinated while delivering a speech at an election rally.

Ex-Japan PM Shinzo Abe dies after being shot while campaigning

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died on Friday after he was shot while addressing an election rally in the city of Nara, according to state media.

Macron reshuffles Cabinet for 2nd time in 6 weeks

French President Emmanuel Macron has reshuffled his Cabinet for the second time in six weeks, the Elysee announced.

Samsung Gaming Hub now available on 2022 smart TVs

Samsung Electronics has announced that the Samsung Gaming Hub is now rolling out to all of its 2022 smart TVs that is said to bring the best game streaming content and playing experiences with no additional hardware or downloads.

Career diplomat named Philippines' new Foreign Secy

Newly-appointed Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos swore in career diplomat Luis Enrique Manalo as the country's new Foreign Secretary on Friday.

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