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18 minute 45 second

Hardik Pandya can reach Ben Stokes' level, India need to be patient: Lance Klusener

New Delhi: A game-changer in his hey-days, South African all-rounder Lance Klusener foresees India’s Hardik Pandya closing in on someone like Ben Stokes if the team management can be “patient” with him for the next two years at least. “Among current all-rounders in world cricket, Ben Stokes is right up there. There are a few who have come and gone in recent times as well but certainly, a guy like Pandya, give him a year or two at this level, there is no reason why he can’t be one of the best all-rounders out there,” Klusener told PTI in an...
28 minute 23 second

Trump accuses China of meddling in US elections, China rejects charge

Washington: President Donald Trump has escalated his tirade against China and accused it of trying to influence US mid-term elections by attacking American farmers, ranchers and industrial workers, a charge denied by Beijing. Trump did not offer evidence to support his accusation nor did he specify whether it was the upcoming mid-term elections in November China was allegedly targeting. "China has openly stated that they are actively trying to impact and change our election by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial workers because of their loyalty to me," the President tweeted. He followed up with a threat of additional tariffs,...
50 minute 31 second

A rare genetic disorder is the reason behind this girl's big beautiful eyes

Big eyes are generally described as a good think and a facial feature that enhance a person’s appearance. But in some cases these enchanting eyes may not be a genetic advantage. Two-year-old Mehlani Martinez was born with big pretty eyes, but this feature may just leave her blind in the future. The child suffers from a rare disorder called Axenfeld-Gieger syndrome which causes small or non-existent irises making it look like the eyes don’t have a coloured part. The hole at the center called the pupil may be misshapen and in some cases there may be two pupils. Children with...

1 hour 16 minute

Nikon launches full-frame mirrorless cameras alongside Nikkor Z lenses

Nikon India has launched its FX-format (full-frame) mirrorless cameras — Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6, with three new NIKKOR Z lenses featuring a new larger-diameter mount, and the Mount Adapter FTZ. The three new NIKKOR Z lenses are the standard zoom NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S, the wide-angle prime NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S, and the standard prime NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S. The S-Line is a newly designated grade of NIKKOR Z lenses that is said to adhere to a new benchmark in optical performance, creating new definitions of design principles and quality control. Nikon says these lenses realise...
1 hour 16 minute

Manto Nawazuddin’s on-screen wife Rasika appreciates how he supported film

Manto is all set to release in theatres soon. It appears to be Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s finest performance and appearing as his biggest support is Rasika Duggal, who plays his wife in the movie. The actress spoke about various things from Nandita’s extensive research on Manto, his books, her challenges and overcoming them and much more. As she gets candid in an exclusive chat with Deccan Chronicle, here are the excerpts from it: When you were offered Manto, what was your first reaction? I was delighted because it was a magical combination of director, co-actors, script, subject. I was thrilled when...
1 hour 25 minute

Arson attack on Indian-origin family's home in UK; hate crime, say cops

London: An Indian-origin family of four in the UK had a lucky escape when their house was targeted in an "unprovoked" arson attack which the police is treating as a hate crime. Mayur Karlekar, called as Mac Karlekar, and his wife Ritu and two young children were asleep in their home late on Saturday night when they were woken up by their neighbours, who had called in the fire brigade to tackle a huge blaze outside their home in south-east London's Borkwood Park area of Orpington. "The Metropolitan Police is investigating this as a hate crime. It is being dealt...

1 hour 42 minute

Here's how you make happiness last longer

Washington DC: Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being which can be defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. The word has different meanings for different people. For many, the sense of happiness derived from a luxurious vacation, or a new dress may seem short-lived, but what if it was possible to extend the joy? Researchers from the University of Minnesota and Texas A&M University decided to explore whether the way people frame their goals for an experience influences how much happiness they glean from the experience over time. While this approach may...
1 hour 49 minute

LIVE| Asia Cup 2018, India vs Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed wins toss, Pak elect to bat

Dubai: Bhuvneshwar Kumar has provided India just the start they needed with the wicket of Imam Ul Haq. Pakistan 3-1 after 3 overs: WICKET! Edged and gone. Imam Ul Haq perishes for a duck as Bhuvneshwar Kumar draws first blood for India. The batsman jumps down the track and pulls a short delivery that takes the edge, collected by MS Dhoni. Toss: Sarfraz Ahmed has won the toss and Pakistan have elected to bat in thein the Asia Cup 2018 group stage encounter against India at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday. While Pakistan have made no changes...
1 hour 58 minute

BHEL wins orders worth Rs 40,932 cr in FY'18, declares 91 pc dividend

New Delhi: State-run engineering major BHEL booked orders worth Rs 40,932 crore in 2017-18, registering 74 per cent jump from the previous financial year, its Chairman and Managing Director Atul Sobti said on Wednesday. BHEL secured all orders for main packages of thermal power projects during 2017-18. "With this, the company has ended the year with a total order book of over Rs 1,18,000 crore - the highest in the last five years," said Sobti in the company's Annual General Meeting. Addressing the shareholders, Sobti said in 2017-18 the company achieved a profit before tax (PBT) of Rs 1,585 crore,...

2 hour 1 minute

Amazon, Samara Capital buy Aditya Birla Group's retail chain More: report

New Delhi: Amazon and Samara Capital have signed a deal to acquire the Aditya Birla Group's food and grocery retail chain 'More' for around Rs 4,200 crore, The Economic Times report said. The deal was inked at the Aditya Birla Groups headquarters in Mumbai, the news daily reported. Samara Capital acquired 51 per cent stake in Aditya Birla Retail Ltd (ABRL) while the Amazon will acquire the remaining 49 per cent stake. The acquisition is through an existing facility management back-end company. According to reports, if the deal goes through, it would be Amazon’s second direct investment in India’s retail...
2 hour 2 minute

Pak court orders release of Nawaz Sharif, daughter; suspends jail term

Islamabad: In a major relief to the Sharif family, a top Pakistani court suspended on Wednesday the jail sentences of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law in a corruption case and ordered their release from a high-security prison. A two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court heard the petitions filed by former Sharif, 68, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar challenging their conviction related to the purchase of luxury flats in London. Justice Athar Minallah read the judgment and suspended the sentences handed to them by the accountability court judge Mohammad Bashir on July 6....
2 hour 8 minute

Watch: Man pretends to give one of his 2 dogs ear drop so he doesn't feel left out

A video has gone viral showing the adorable moment a family decided to give one of their yellow labs pretend ear medicine to prevent jealousy because the other one needed it for an infection. Taking to Twitter, a woman named Chloe Copley wrote, “My dog has ear medicine she needs and the other one also thinks he needs it too.. nobody has the heart to tell him it's pretend...” Based on the adorable video, it appears Cache, the yellow lab who doesn't need the medicine, has quite the personality. my dog has ear medicine she needs and the other one...