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The West Indies cricket team scored an emphatic last-over victory over England to become the World T20 champions for the record second time. But amid all the celebrations, West Indian captain Darren Sammy posted an emotional video on Facebook revealing the trouble West Indian cricketers allegedly faced from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). He said, "I may be victimised but it is about time somebody see real, true West Indians. People are painting us as money-grabbing cricketers."
The increasing reach of the internet and social media has become a game changer for marketing and public relations. With the advent of "likes" and "followers", it's not surprising that online popularity can now be bought as well — the pay-per-like market reportedly fetches about $200 million a year. A new documentary titled Up On The Internet explores the subject of these 'click farms' that have grown in Bangladesh, where the industry is not illegal.
Taxi aggregator Uber will now allow users to book a ride from other apps such as Zomato and American Express. The company will also allow other apps to show information in the Uber app during the ride under branding and personalisation.
An educational trust in Gujarat recently announced that students will have to write 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' on their application forms if they want to get admission in its primary school, two high schools and a college in Amreli.
Indian firebrand batsman Virat Kohli has been named the World Twenty20 XI captain. A select group of former cricketers and commentators picked up both the men’s and women’s teams for all conditions on the basis of the players’ performances in the World T20, which concluded on Monday with West Indies winning both the titles. Veteran seamer Ashish Nehra also made it to the top 11. England were the best represented side in the team, with four of their players featuring in the list.
On her first day as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti went into an overdrive and cracked whip against the dissidents. She dropped PDP treasurer and former works minister Syed Altaf Bukhari, former revenue minister Javid Mustafa Mir and former ministers of state Mohammad Ashraf Mir and Abdul Majid Paddar from the cabinet.
The NDA government on Monday told the Supreme Court that the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was not a 'minority institution'. In a move that could trigger a political slugfest ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections next year, the statement marked a reversal of the stance taken by the UPA dispensation.
Supreme Court on Monday commenced the final hearing on the appeals by four 16 December 2012 Delhi gangrape accused challenging the Delhi High Court verdict upholding their death sentence. The four accused, along with a juvenile, were accused of gangrape and assault on a 23-year-old paramedical student inside a private bus. The victim and her friend were thrown out of the bus after the crime.
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In a bizarre series of events a man forged a medical degree 'from a xerox copy he found at a shop' and got a job as a critical care physician at the Intensive Care Unit at a Mumbai hospital. Shockingly, he confessed that he has been working there for the last three years. The case only came into light when his colleagues started noticing that his erratic schedule and decided to dig further.
After the world famous monument Taj Mahal, it is now the Golden Temple in Amritsar which is suffering from the chronic air pollution, making it's gold walls dingy and dull.
In a horrific incident, a four-year-old girl in Gujarat fell from the fourth floor as her 'heavy school bag toppled her'. Reportedly, the girl was returning home from school and had climbed up till the fourth floor, when she bumped into some neighbours. When she leaned down to see their progress, she lost balance because of her heavy bagpack and fell over. She later succumbed to her injuries.
Family planning is at the core of the mission to reduce maternal and child mortality, says JP Nadda in his column in The Indian Express. "Our public health delivery system will play a key role in putting an end to all preventable child and maternal deaths and we are committed to strengthening processes, ensuring quality care and providing access to every woman and child," he wrote.
Had misplaced sentiment resulted in the man-eater tiger Ustad being allowed to roam free, local people would have taken the law into their own hands, killing not just him but many other tigers, says Shekar Dattatri in his column in The Hindu. "Many people, including those who should know better, such as some forest officials and wildlife enthusiasts, believe that by releasing man-eaters back into the wild, they are serving the cause of conservation... The goal of conservation is not the preservation of every individual of a species, but the safeguarding of the species as a whole. Protecting wild tigers and their prey from poaching — and preventing the destruction of their habitat — will ensure healthy tiger numbers in our forests, especially since they are such prolific breeders. Removing a few confirmed man-eaters will not negatively impact the overall population of tigers in any way... The best place for a man-eater is a zoo. The sooner we accept this, the better it will be for big cats and people," he says.
Men are physically more powerful but women are more resistant to diseases, says Altaf Patel in his column in Mumbai Mirror. "Females live longer than men and their bodies are better at fixing wear and tear and that is because they need to have healthy offspring... Women have two 'X' chromosomes in their genetic make-up and it is in this chromosome that 10 per cent of the micro RNA (genetic protein acid) is found. This is likely to be responsible for important functions, such as the maintenance of immunity of the person and for fighting cancer," he writes.
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