Daily Archives: October 16, 2018

Amazon is set to secure ‘Future’ rights from Biyani

uture Retail shares ended 14% higher at Rs 494 apiece after television channels reported that Amazon was on track to buy a 7-8% stake in the Indian company. This gives Future Retail, which operates Big Bazaar and Easy Day supermarkets, a Rs 25,000-crore market value, though its 52-week record level is significantly higher.

Former Test captain Anil Kumble turns 48

Former Test captain Anil Kumble turns 48

Apple allows DND app, but bars call logs

Apple says the company is mindful of the concerns of the regulator in blocking spam, and the latest operating system provides ways to report them. The company’s method to block spam gives control in the hands of the users in line with its focus on ensuring privacy of customers.

Big matches today – PKL: Bengaluru Bulls vs Tamil Thalaivas

Here are the big sports events lined up for Wednesday (October 17) that comprise the action from Pro Kabaddi and Denmark Open Badminton.

US announces sanctions on Iranian paramilitary force

​​​In announcing the sanctions, the Treasury said a network of more than 20 businesses known as the Bonyad Taavon Basij was financing the Basij Resistance Force, a component of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

BCCI’s stand on Indo-Pak series is hypocritical: Ehsan Mani

PCB chairman Ehsan Mani on Tuesday said it was “hypocrisy” on part of BCCI that it lets India play Pakistan at ICC tournaments but ignores bilateral series. The BCCI has time and again said that it needs government clearance to play bilateral series.

Boko Haram kills second kidnapped aid worker in Nigeria: Red Cross

Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female Red Cross worker in northeast Nigeria, the agency said on Tuesday, a month after militants murdered one of her colleagues. Three female health workers were kidnapped on March 1 during a Boko Haram raid on the remote town of Rann, in Borno state, that killed three other aid workers and eight Nigerian soldiers.

Top US diplomat says Saudi back probe into missing writer

President Donald Trump dispatched his secretary of state on the urgent mission to Riyadh to defuse a crisis over Khashoggi, an insider turned critic of the conservative monarchy who was last seen on October 2 when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to sort out marriage paperwork.

Champions France defied poor stats at World Cup, says FIFA report

Passing, running and ball possession were not key in producing victories at the 2018 World Cup, but accurate shooting and clear tactics were, according to a FIFA report released on Tuesday.

World Heritage sites threatened by sea level rise

From Venice and the tower of Pisa to the medieval city of Rhodes, dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean basin are deeply threatened by rising sea levels, researchers warned Tuesday. All but two of 49 UN-recognised icons of human civilisation rimming the Mediterranean Sea risk