⚡️A 45-year-old man died while trying to catch a glimpse of actor Dulquer Salmaan, who was inaugurating a mall in Kerala on Saturday. Videos which did the rounds on social media show thousands of fans gathered on both sides of the road as Dulquer arrives at the venue in his car. In another video, Dulquer in a black shirt, can be seen addressing a sea of crowd in Malayalam. The crowd jumps and chants his name as he greets them.
Source: The News Minute.
⚡️Antigua officials claimed that Mehul Choksi got citizenship only after his credentials were “verified.” However, they assured Indian officials that they might consider New Delhi’s extradition request once a Red Corner Notice (RCN) is issued against him.
Source: The Indian Express.
⚡️Aurangabad, Maharashtra: Stating that reservation will not guarantee employment as jobs are shrinking, Union minister Nitin Gadkari today said there is a “school of thought” which wants policy-makers to consider the poorest of poor in every community.
⚡️Nitin Gadkari made the remarks responding to reporters’ questions on the ongoing agitation by the Marathas for reservation and similar demands by other communities in Maharashtra.
⚡️Unveiling a short film on the importance of installing CCTV cameras at houses and commercial places, City Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan, on Saturday said that the entire city would come under CCTV coverage by the end of September.
⚡️New Delhi: Three high court judges were today appointed to the Supreme Court, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 25.
⚡️Notifications announcing the appointments of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph, Madras HC Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Orissa HC Chief Justice Vineet Saran to the Supreme Court were issued today.
⚡️This rivetting Test between two unsure-batting units has now turned into a bodily sensation: stomach-churning, teeth-grinding, a four-letter cuss word twitching to get out of the mouth at every close shave. What follows now is a wait. India will wait for Virat Kohli to pull off a heist. England will wait for a ball to swing one inch more than what the Indians anticipate. Indians don’t do waiting all that well. Especially when the ball swings around. They are pretty okay handling seam or even decent pace these days but swing breaks their soul. Nothing disintegrates their balance like swing.
Source: The Indian Express.
⚡️PM Narendra Modi, expected to be the NDA’s presumptive prime minister in the 2019 elections, will not have a direct contender from the opposition front. Congress sources on Friday confirmed that opposition parties putting up a united front against the NDA would not project a PM face in the run-up to the general elections, a clear hint that there is broad understanding among opposition parties against falling in, what has been described as the NDA’s trap.
⚡️New Delhi: “Our internal review has revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the setup wizard of the Android release given to OEMs (Original equipment manufacturers) for use in India and has remained there since.
⚡️”Since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list these get transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement.
⚡️Google apologised for the same and said the numbers can be manually deleted from the phones. It also promised to fix the same in future editions of its setup wizard.
⚡️England will be lying back and thinking of Virat Kohli’s wicket when heads hit the pillows in Birmingham, according to James Anderson. When asked if the India captain’s innings was essentially standing between England and victory after a thrilling third day, Anderson admitted that was “more than likely” the case.
⚡️England need five wickets for victory but Kohli has already frustrated them in this Test, punishing two dropped chances in the first innings with a brilliant century and marshalling the tail to bring India back into the match.
Source: ESPNCricInfo, Hindustan Times.
⚡️Bangalore: The Naval variant of light combat aircraft (LCA) ‘Tejas’ successfully undertook its maiden taxi-in engagement with the indegenously developed arrester hook system, used to stop jets during landings on aircraft carrier decks, state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) today said.