Cricket News Sports 

Kohli and Smith win big at ICC awards

India’s Virat Kohli hit a windfall at the ICC awards after being named both cricketer and captain of the year. He also regained a trophy he had won for the first time in 2012 as he was named ODI player of the year as well. The corresponding prize for Test cricket went to Australia’s Steven Smith. All the winners Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year – Virat Kohli (India) Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year – Steve Smith (Australia) Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Virat Kohli…

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Bangalore : 8 hour power cut for 20 days from 12th January till 31st January 2018

Dear Consumer, This is to keep you posted that, there will be intermittent power failure from 10.00 AM on 12.01.2018 (Friday) to 06.00 PM on 31.01.2018 (Wednesday) for a period of 20 days in the following areas of 66/11KV ‘L. R. Bande, Geddalahalli, Banaswadi, HBR and Vidyanagar MUSS’ to carryout emergency work for replacement of Coyote Conductor by HT LS Conductor in the first bit from Hebbal MUSS to L.R. Bande MUSS. The affected areas are as noted below. “HBR 3rd Block, Teachers Colony, Ramadev Garden, Yaseen Nagar, Subash layout, Oil Mill Road, Mangala…

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Health News 

K’taka outbreak: 11 Maha districts on bird flu alert

Eleven districts of the state have been put on alert for bird flu after some areas of neighbouring Karnataka reported an outbreak of the avian influenza virus. Animal husbandry department officials said that nearly 7,000 samples were checked in the state and and none of them had tested positive. “Since these eleven districts are close to the border and bird flu is a communicable disease we have issued an alert,” said an official, adding that there was no reason for consumers to “panic”. “The surveillance is part of precaution measure,” said the…

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Cricket IPL News Sports 

IPL Retention: Kohli and Rohit retained; Dhoni reunited with CSK

Virat Kohli is the only player to be retained by an IPL franchise for an amount greater than that set by the IPL (INR 15 crore) for the first player retained: Kohli will be paid INR 17 crore (US $2.67 million) by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2018 season. RCB batsman Sarfaraz Khan was the only uncapped player to be retained at the player-retention event in Mumbai on January 4. The following players were retained by the teams. The figures next to the names are the amounts they will be paid…

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News Sports 

Supreme Court directs BCCI to allow Bihar to play Ranji Trophy

Supreme Court on Thursday directed BCCI to allow Bihar to participate in Ranji Trophy and other national cricket championships. In its statement, the apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said, “The order allowing Bihar to participate in national cricket championships passed keeping in view the cause of cricket.” The bench, which also comprised of Justice A M Khanwikar and D Y Chandrachud, further clarified that Bihar, which was not allowed by BCCI to participate in national-level cricket tournaments, must play cricket. The SC added that Bihar Cricket Association (BCA),…

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Current Affairs News 

After fodder scam verdict, Lalu Prasad Yadav spends sleepless night in jail

One won’t be at fault to  think that a political heavyweight like Lalu Prasad Yadav would be given special treatment in jail as it appears customary in many cases in our country. But on the first night after his conviction in the fodder scam, Lalu was sleepless at best in the jail in which he is lodged. He was served a humble tea and biscuit today morning after which he broke his fast on the vegetables grown in the jail gardens. He won’t be allowed to meet anyone today as…

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Corporate Corner News Political News 

2G spectrum allocation acquittal: 5 reasons why the case collapsed

A CBI court on Thursday acquitted all the accused, including former telecom minister A. Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi, of corruption and money laundering charges in the 2G spectrum allocation cases. It was a shock verdict. Here are five reasons the case against the accused may have collapsed: 1. The CBI couldn’t prove that Raja, along with telecom ministry officials, manipulated the cut-off date for bids in the first-come, first-served policy for allocation of 2G spectrum. 2. The CBI failed to establish that Raja had prior familiarity with two of…

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Cricket IPL News 

IPL franchises allowed to retain up to five players

IPL franchises will be allowed to retain a maximum of five of their existing players through a combination of player retention before the 2018 auction and the use of right-to-match cards during the auction. The salary cap for each team for the 2018 season has been set at INR 80 crore (approximately $12.4 million) by the IPL governing council, which met in Delhi on Tuesday along with the Supreme Court-appointed committee of administrators. The dates for the auction are yet to be finalised. One of the governing council’s members, Sourav…

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Bollywood News 

Yes, Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli Are Married

Yes, they did – after days of will they-won’t they. Actress Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli married in Italy today. A tweet posted on Anushka’s official account read: “Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you. This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey.” Congratulations, Anushka and Virat. Anushka Sharma, Virat…

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Jasprit Bumrah’s grandfather found dead

Jasprit Bumrah’s grandfather Santok Singh Bumrah was found dead in Sabarmati River on Sunday. The 84-year-old was missing since Friday and police said that his body had fished out between Gandhi Bridge and Dadhichi Bridge under Sabarmati River Front (East) police station area. They added that a voter identity card found from the body identified it as Santok Singh Bumrah. Santok Singh was reported to be missing since December 8 and his daughter Rajinder Kaur informed the Vastrapur police station on the same day. The complaint said, “On December 8…

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