Mohammed Shami ruled out of Dharamsala Test

Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the fourth and final Test match against Australia after he failed to recover from his injury and is still undergoing treatment under physio Patrick Farhart. “Shami was with the team in Ranchi also as Farhart is monitoring his progress. He was not named in the squad of 15 for the final Test. Sending him to play Vijay Hazare final was a part of that extensive rehabilitation plan,” said a BCCI official.  

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Shreyas Iyer called up as cover to injured Virat Kohli

According to reports, Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer has been called up by the Indian selectors as a cover for Indian skipper Virat Kohli for the final Test against Australia in Dharamsala, which is scheduled to begin on March 25. This comes after Virat Kohli who picked up a shoulder injury during the Ranchi Test, was present at the Dharamsala stadium with his India teammates on Thursday and took part in the customary warm-up with a bandaged right shoulder.

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Over 100 policemen suspended since Adityanath assumed office

The Uttar Pradesh police department has reportedly suspended over 100 policemen over discipline-related issues after the new government led by Yogi Adityanath assumed office. The crackdown came after the state's police chief Javeed Ahmed issued directives to identify the 'black sheep' among the policemen. Most of these suspensions were reportedly issued in Ghaziabad, Meerut, and Noida, while seven cops were suspended in Lucknow.  

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K'taka asks SC to recover Rs 100 cr penalty from Jaya's estate sale

According to reports, the Karnataka has urged the Supreme Court to review its decision to drop proceedings against late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case, saying it should recover a Rs 100-crore penalty over her estate's sale. This comes after the apex court had earlier overturned a Karnataka High Court order giving a clean chit to Jayalalithaa, but abated charges against her due to her death.

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IPL tickets to be sold on Bookmyshow, JioMoney

The tickets for the tenth season of IPL will reportedly be sold on online ticketing sites like Bookmyshow, Eventsnow and Ticketgenie. According to reports, the tickets for the matches involving Mumbai Indians can be booked on JioMoney app. Notably, IPL10 begins on April 5 at Hyderabad, and the final match will be played on May 21.

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Nilekani supports Centre decision to make Aadhaar mandatory

Former UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani has reportedly supported the Centre’s move to mandate Aadhar card for PAN, and IT returns. According to reports, Nilekani has said that there is nothing wrong in making Aadhaar card mandatory for PAN and filing IT returns. Nilekani also added that some people have had held multiple PAN numbers and evaded taxes.

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Sasikala gets over 100 letters from Tamil Nadu

AIADMK chief Sasikala has reportedly got over 100 letters since February 15 in the Parappana Agrahara central prison. According to the prison sources, the letters, written in Tamil, allegedly accused Sasikala of plotting to murder late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. Sasikala stopped reading the letters as they were abusive, added the sources.

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RPS picks Imran Tahir from RAPP list

South African cricketer and top T20I bowler Imran Tahir has reportedly been picked by the Rising Pune Supergiants team from registered available player pool list as a replacement for Australia’s Mitchell Marsh. Tahir went unsold during the IPL10 player auctions at Bengaluru. Notably, Marsh, who is suffering a shoulder injury, is expected to be sidelined for around nine months.

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Censorship in the age of Internet is pointless: Anurag Kashyap

Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has reportedly said that film censorship in this internet era is pointless. According to reports, Kashyap, at the FICCI Frames 2017, also added that he has a problem with the movies that have cuts, and usually he waits for movies to come out on Blu-ray.

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How does WiFi work on airplanes?

WiFi connectivity in airplanes is provided by the air-to-ground connectivity method. Using the transmission technique, mobile broadband towers on the ground send signals up to an aircraft's antennae. Airplanes also use satellite technology, through which a plane connects to satellites in the geostationary orbit which help to transmit signals to Earth via receivers and transmitters.

 

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Plain vanilla journalism is dead, opinionated media is future

Popular TV journalist Arnab Goswami on Thursday asserted that plain vanilla content is boring, and that opinion is the future of journalism. Speaking at an event, he said “I can’t simply be a Wikipedia of facts and tell you what happened. Plain vanilla journalism is dead, overdone, overused, and boring.” Further, Goswami added that opinionated media has the potential to be an activist and an agent of change.

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Apple's iPhone 6s voted as best-selling smartphone in 2016

According to a report by financial services company IHS Markit, tech giant Apple’s iPhone 6s has been voted as the best-selling smartphone in 2016. Further, the company on its website added that iPhone 7 was the best seller in the fourth quarter alone, followed by iPhone 7 Plus. Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 ranked fifth and ninth, respectively, outperforming S6 and S6 Edge in terms of sales.

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Over 2.5 lakh Redmi 4A phones sold in 4 minutes

Amazon India, on Thursday, reportedly claimed that more than 2.5 lakh units Xiaomi Redmi 4A smartphone have been sold in just 4 minutes. According to reports, the numbers include the smartphones sold on the company’s online shopping site and Xiaomi's online store. Notably, Amazon has also said that they had received 1 million 'notify me' alerts after the launch date was announced.

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Congress must end its obsession with Gandhi family: SM Krishna

Former Union Minister SM Krishna on Thursday said that he does not see his former party, the Congress, ever recovering lost ground. Further, asserting that Congress doesn’t have a leader, 84-year-old, Krishna added that the Congress must end its obsession with the Gandhi family. Notably, Krishna, a former Karnataka Chief Minister with the Congress, joined the BJP on Wednesday. 

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Airtel, Idea add 1.2 million subscribers in February each

India’s top telcos Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular have reportedly added nearly 1.2 million subscribers each in the month of February. According to reports, the data was released by the Cellular Operators Association of India. Notably, Vodafone has added around 7.9 Lakh subscribers in the same month.

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Benefits of Railways’ new Vikalp scheme

Indian Railways, on Wednesday, launched the new Vikalp scheme to help passengers in waiting list. According to reports, the wait-listed passengers could travel in other trains, including Rajdhani and Shatabdi, on same routes  at regular fares under this scheme. Notably, the accommodation will be confirmed in the next train if the passengers choose Vikalp while reserving tickets.

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