⚡️Militants abducted and killed three foreign nationals working for an international food company in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Thursday, security officials and a diplomat said.

⚡️A senior diplomat in Kabul said the three worked for the world’s second-largest food and catering services company, Sodexo.

⚡️“An Indian, a Malaysian and a Macedonian citizen were abducted and killed. We have found their bodies,” Hashmat Stanekzai, spokesman for Kabul’s police chief, told Reuters.

Source: Hindustan Times.

⚡️Those who don’t know, after running Joe Root out, Virat Kohli mocked his mic-drop celebration from the Headingley ODI series decider and asked him – politely – to leave even though he was on his way anyway. That moment grew in significance with every wicket of the ensuing collapse. It has grown so big that people had more to talk about Kohli’s celebration than the beautiful Ashwin spell. That is part of drama that sport is, and Joe Root’s views are not too different. This is what he told Sky:

⚡️I didn’t see it in the middle. I obviously saw it last night at the end of play. I actually think it adds to the whole spectacle of Test cricket, it gives a bit of humour to it, and it makes for a very entertaining series for something like that to happen so early on, so we’ll see how things pan out over the course of the five Test matches.

Source: ESPNCricInfo

⚡️Chennai: After the DMK supremo was admitted to Kauvery hospital after a drop in blood pressure, several updates have been released by the hospital authorities on his improving health.

⚡️Many political leaders and celebrities have been visiting the ailing leader ever since he was admitted. DMK supporters have been gathering in the hospital to know about their leader’s health status.

⚡️According to reports, Karunanidhi has been receiving training to sit on chair.

⚡️Leaders who visited him including Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Kerala Chief minister Pinarai Vijayan informed the reporters that they saw the former Chief Minister and that his health was improving.

Source: DtNext

⚡️Pakistan’s Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan has invited Bollywood star Aamir Khan and former cricketers Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar to his oath-taking ceremony on August 11, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced on Wednesday.

Source: The Statesman

⚡Do you think you can never be a victim of a cyber fraud?

If you think so, this Android app created by the Hyderabad Cyber Crime Police will give you a reality check.

⚡The yet unnamed app meant to test the cybercrime awareness of internet users poses some really tough questions.

⚡The app comes with a set of 29 questions, divided into two sections. The 16 questions in the first section have ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answers, designed to test your digital practices.

Source: The News Minute. 

⚡WASHINGTON: The United States Congress has passed the conference report on National Defense Authorization Act-2019 (NDAA-19), which paves the way for waiver to India from punitive Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act or CAATSA, under which sanctions kick off on countries that purchase significant military equipment from Russia.

⚡️The Senate passed the John McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA) by an overwhelming, bipartisan vote of 87 to 10.

Source: TOI

⚡️Thiruvananthapuram: A family of four, thought to be missing in Kerala, was found dead on Wednesday, their bodies stacked up in a pit behind their house.

⚡️The bodies of Krishnan and Susheela, both in their 50s, their daughter Arsha, 21, and son Arjun, 19, were found after the police dug up a pit in the compound of their house in Idukki district. The police suspect witchcraft.

⚡️The bodies were decomposed, positioned one over the other.

Source: NDTV

⚡️Chennai: Expressing anguish at the demise of the cadre, DMK working president MK Stalin on Wednesday said that he was deeply depressed to learn that 21 party workers have died due to shock, unable to bear the news of Karunanidhi’s hospitalisation.

⚡️Consoling the bereaved family members of the deceased, Stalin also appealed to the cadre not to resort to the extreme step. Referring to the round the clock intensive medical care offered by a team of doctors at Kauvery hospital, Stalin said the DMK chief’s health condition was normalising as was stated in the hospital bulletin.

Source: DtNext

⚡️KL Rahul has the potential to be the ‘next Sachin Tendulkar or Sunil Gavaskar’ and will play a very important role in India’s upcoming series against England, former India player Farokh Engineer has stated.

Source: First Post. 

⚡️Noticing that many young drivers were jumping out of moving vehicles to dance on the road, the Hyderabad Traffic Police has issued a notice, advising against the #Kikichallenge, which has taken social media across the world by storm.

Source: The News Minute.