⚡️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.
⚡️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.
⚡️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.