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Day: April 7, 2021

Sports

Smriti Mandhana Says “Right Time” For Women’s IPL To Build Strong Indian Team | Cricket News

Star India batter Smriti Mandhana feels a women's cricket league will definitely help in building a potent squad as the Indian Premier League (IPL) has done it for the men's team over the years. India women currently participate in the Women's T20 Challenge comprising of three teams -- Supernovas, Velocity, and Trailblazers. Mandhana, who captains the Trailblazers in the showpiece event, knows the value of the tournament in building up a strong squad. "Yeah, I think the kind of performances we've had in the last three-four years is great. The average age of the Indian women's team is 23-24, which means that there are a lot of young players," said Ma...
Sports

Tiger Woods Crash Due To Driving At “Unsafe” Speed: Sheriff | Golf News

Tiger Woods has undergone surgery and is recovering after the car crash.© AFP Tiger Woods was driving at nearly double the 45 mph speed limit when he crashed in California in February, Los Angeles County's sheriff said Wednesday. Woods's SUV was travelling at up to 87 miles (140 kilometers) an hour before it flew off the road and flipped several times during the accident in Ranchos Palos Verdes, leaving the 1...
Sports

SA vs PAK: Shahid Afridi “Sad To See” South Africa Release Players For IPL Amid Pakistan Series | Cricket News

Shahid Afridi criticised CSA for releasing several players for the IPL during the series.© AFP After Pakistan's 2-1 ODI series win over a South Africa, former all-rounder Shahid Afridi took to Twitter to criticise Cricket South Africa (CSA) for releasing several players for the IPL in the middle of the three-match ODI series against Pakistan. South Africa, playing without several star players -- including Qui...
Sports

South Africa vs Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman Scores Back-To-Back Centuries As Pakistan Edge South Africa In Series Decider | Cricket News

SA vs PAK: Fakhar Zaman scored his second consecutive ODI century.© AFP Fakhar Zaman hit his second successive century and captain Babar Azam made 94 to set up a 28-run win for Pakistan in the series-deciding third and final one-day international against South Africa in Centurion on Wednesday. South Africa's chances of chasing down Pakistan's total of 320 for seven were effectively snuffed out by left-arm spi...
World

“Onus Is On Men”: Imran Khan’s Ex-Wife, Others Hit Back After Rape Remark

Pakistan rights campaigners accused Imran Khan of "baffling ignorance". (File)Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's ex-wife was among several of those today who joined in slamming the PM after he blamed how women dress for a rise in rape cases.In a weekend interview on live television, Mr Khan had said that an increase in rapes indicated the "consequences in any society where vulgarity is on the rise"."The incidents of rape of women... (have) actually very rapidly increased in society," he said and advised women to cover up to prevent temptation.British filmmaker Jemima Goldsmith, who was married to Mr Khan from 1995 to 2004, shared a report with the PM's remarks on Twitter and wrote: "'Say to the believing men that they restrain their eyes and guard their private parts.' Quran 24:31. Th...
World

UK Covid Variant Now Most Common Strain In US: Top Health Body

Highly contagious variant of COVID-19 was first discovered in UK. (File)Washington: The highly contagious variant of COVID-19 first discovered in the United Kingdom has become the most common strain of the virus in the United States as cases continue to climb, a top U.S. health official said on Wednesday.The strain, known as B.1.1.7, was identified in Britain last fall and has since been detected in 52 jurisdictions in the United States, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told reporters at a White House briefing.U.S. public health officials have urged Americans to get vaccinated as soon as possible in part to prevent new variants of the novel coronavirus from spreading.The United States has also detected cases of a variant first discovered in ...
World

Police Used Inappropriate “Deadly Force” On George Floyd: Expert

George Floyd was arrested on suspicion of passing a counterfeit $20 bill in a nearby store. (File)Minneapolis: The police officer accused of murdering George Floyd used inappropriate "deadly force" when kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes, an expert told the court in Minneapolis on Wednesday.Jody Stiger, a use-of-force specialist testifying for the prosecution, was questioned at the trial of Derek Chauvin, the white officer seen in a phone video kneeling on the neck of Floyd, who was Black.The harrowing footage of Floyd's May 25, 2020 arrest touched off protests against racial injustice and police brutality in the United States and around the world.Stiger said that Chauvin's actions were "deadly force" because Floyd "was in the prone position.""And the pressure... being caus...
Sports

Indians Premier League: Mumbai Indians Share “Trailer” Of The Rohit Sharma Show Ahead Of IPL. Watch | Cricket News

IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma will be looking to lead Mumbai Indians to their sixth IPL title.© BCCI/IPL Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma will be looking to make history in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 by becoming the first captain to win the trophy three times in a row. The right-handed opener has been training hard ahead of the season-opener on April 9, and is expected to play a key role in a star-stud...
World

Jailed Kremlin Critic Losing Sensation In Hands: Lawyer

Members of Navalny's defence team said he is still refusing food and was coughing. (File)Moscow: The health of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is deteriorating as he keeps up his hunger strike in prison, with a new numbness in his hands, his lawyers said Wednesday.Last Wednesday President Vladimir Putin's most prominent opponent, who is serving two and a half years on embezzlement charges, launched a hunger strike to demand proper medical treatment for severe back pain and numbness in his legs.Members of Navalny's defence team, who visited him in his penal colony in the town of Pokrov 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of Moscow on Wednesday, said he is still refusing food and was coughing."He looks bad, he's not feeling well," lawyer Olga Mikhailova told AFP, adding Navalny now weighs "aroun...
Corona

Covid Prevention: कोरोना हुआ बेकाबू, लोगों में बना डर का मौहाल, ऐसे करें खुद का बचाव

नई दिल्ली: देश में कोरोना वायरस के संक्रमित मामलों की दूसरी लहर देखने को मिल रही है. अब देश में हर रोज कोरोना वायरस (Covid 19) के एक लाख से ज्यादा संक्रमित मामले सामने आ रहे हैं. जिसके कारण लोगों में डर का माहौल भी देखने को मिल रहा है. ऐसे में एक बार फिर से कोरोना वायरस की रोकथाम के उपायों को जानना काफी जरूरी हो गया है.कोरोना वायरस (Covid-19) के देश में अब तक 1.28 करोड़ से ज्यादा केस सामने आ चुके हैं. वहीं 8.87 लाख से ज्यादा एक्टिव कोरोना के मरीज हैं. इसके अलावा 1.66 लाख से ज्यादा लोगों की कोरोना के कारण जान भी जा चुकी है. दूसरी तरफ 1.18 करोड़ से ज्यादा कोरोना मरीजों का इलाज भी किया जा चुका है. ऐसे में अब कोरोना से बचने के लिए कुछ उपायों को अपनाया जाना काफी जरूरी हो जाता है.ऐसे करें कोरोना से बचाव -फेस कवर या मास्क लगाकर रखें. -हाथों को सैनिटाइजर से सैनिटाइ...