Month: February 2019

Chris Gayle Reaches 10,000 ODI Runs, 1st Batsman to Hit 500 Sixes

In another stunning performance since returning to ODI cricket, Chris Gayle broke a slew of records during West Indies’ fourth match against England on Wednesday, 27 February. En route to his 162 off 97 balls at St George’s, the 39-year-old ticked off a shopping list of targets – 50 up in 32 balls, a 10,000th […]

NIOS D.EI.ED 2018 exam result declared; candidates can check scores here

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) declared the third Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) 2018 exam result for untrained in-service teachers on Wednesday. The NIOS third D.El.Ed exam, conducted on 20-21 December, were held between 2 and 5 pm on both days. Representational image. Reuters The exam scheduled on 20 December was held for the subject […]

Indians Tweet #BringBackAbhinandan to Demand Safe Return of IAF Pilot Captured by Pakistan

With the government acknowledging that an IAF wing commander Abhinandan is in Pakistan custody, social media in India has exploded with #BringBackAbhinandan hashtag. One of the top trending hashtags on Twitter at the time of writing, #BringBackHashtag has as a social media campaign to call for the speedy return of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman who was captured […]

Samjhauta Express Departs From Delhi With 27 Passengers

On Wednesday, 27 February, the Railways said the Samjhauta Express departed on time with 27 passengers onboard, amidst reports that Pakistan has suspended its operations between Wagah to Lahore on its side. “The train running from Delhi to Attari in India left at 11:20 pm Wednesday. There are three Pakistanis and 24 Indian nationals aboard […]

Lucknow comes to standstill as Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hits road for Congress road show ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Security personnel stand guard as All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary of Uttar Pradesh East, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrived for a road show in Lucknow on Monday. PTI AICC General Secretary of Uttar Pradesh East, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra received a grand welcome in Lucknow. PTI Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Priyanka Gandhi and Uttar […]

News18 Wrap: IAF Pilot Captured by Pakistan, India Hands Over JeM Dossier to Islamabad & Other Stories You Missed

News18 Wrap brings you some of the biggest stories on today to help you stay updated at all times. In case you missed it A day after India bombed Jaish-e-Mohammed’s biggest training camp in Pakistan, it was a morning of developments moving with dizzying rapidity. Islamabad claimed it hit back at India by bringing […]

‘Australia Outplayed Us In All Departments’ Says Virat Kohli 

India skipper Virat Kohli said Australia completely “outplayed” the hosts in the two-match T20 series and singled out Glenn Maxwell for praise for his match-winning century. Maxwell fired Australia to their maiden T20 series win over India with a sensational hundred, overshadowing India skipper Kohli’s (72 off 38) special effort. Maxwell (113 not out off […]

Hindu leaders converge at VHP’s two-day Dharma Sansad, Yogi Adityanath meets Mohan Bhagwat, Puri Shankaracharya

A two-day Dharma Sansad or “religion meeting”  organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) started at Prayagraj on Thursday. PTI Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath also visited the venue and met Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nishchalanand. AP RSS Mohan Bhagwat met with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in the backdrop of the meet. PTI […]

Sara Ali Khan’s Africa Themed ‘Filmfare’ Shoot is in Bad Taste and Simply Racist

If the latest Filmfare magazine cover shoot featuring Bollywood’s latest star-kid Soha Ali Khan and a Masai tribesman in full traditional costume made you furrow your brows and ask “Why though?”, you are not alone. While Indians are the first to scream ‘racism’ when on the receiving end of it we can be disturbingly thick-skinned […]

Pakistan Backtracks, Says Only One IAF Pilot in Custody

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has confirmed that Pakistan undertook strikes across the Line of Control (LoC), but within the Pakistani airspace. In an official statement, Qureshi said, “Sole purpose being to demonstrate our right, will and capability for self defence. We have no intention of escalation, but are fully prepared to do so […]