Daily Archives: January 12, 2020

Iran’s only female Olympic medallist ‘defects’

iran’s only female Olympic medallist has said on social media she had left her homeland because she had had enough of being used by its authorities as a propaganda tool. Taekwondo champion Kimia Alizadeh, who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, implied in an Instagram post that she had moved to Europe.

Morgan Stanley set to buy 20% in Centrum Hsg Fin

Morgan Stanley is set to buy a 20% stake in the affordable housing finance unit of Centrum Group, said people familiar with the transaction. Private equity Jacob Ballas too was in the race, but Morgan has emerged as the frontrunner for the stake purchase in Centrum Housing Finance, they said.

Auditor has given clean chit, say RCap arms

Troubled billionaire Anil Ambani-led Reliance Home Finance (RHF) and Reliance Commercial Finance (RCF) on Sunday said forensic auditor Grant Thornton has given the two companies a clean chit relating to various allegations.

Up to 24% defaulters had safe credit rating

Nearly a fourth of borrowers who defaulted to banks carried an investment grade credit rating up to a quarter before they defaulted, according to a report published in the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) latest bulletin.

Big sports events today

Here are the big sports events lined up for Monday (January 13) that comprise action from football and Ranji Trophy.

Tiger Pataudi changed the way I played Tests: Virender Sehwag

Former India opener Virender Sehwag revealed on Sunday that ex-skipper Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi had changed the way he approached Test cricket with a piece of advice.

Rohit comes back, Samson dropped from T20I squad for New Zealand tour

Vice-captain Rohit Sharma on Sunday returned to India’s 16-member T20I squad for the tour of New Zealand as the selectors dropped Kerala batsman Sanju Samson. The five-man selection panel also brought back pacer Mohammed Shami was rested for the T20I series against Sri Lanka.

Americans want ‘fair trial’ on Trump impeachment: Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that senators will “pay a price” if they block new witnesses from testifying in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. She said Americans expect a fair trial.

Human Rights Watch chief says barred from entering Hong Kong

U-19 WC Warm-Up: Yashasvi, Kartik shine as India crush Afghans by 211 runs

Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal’s half-century and pacer Kartik Tyagi’s hat-trick were the highlights of India’s resounding 211-run win against Afghanistan in an U-19 World Cup warm-up encounter on Sunday.