21 Jun 2018

Spain vs. Iran final score, recap: Hierro's team avoids World Cup shocker, earns win on odd Costa goal

Spain earned its first win at the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday, narrowly beating Iran 1-0 on a fortunate goal from Diego Costa. Iran played toe-to-toe with Spain and deserved more from the match, but Spain's central defense made some important stops, got the winner in the second half and held on to move into a tie for first place with Portugal in Group B.

Costa's goal came in the 54th minute as a defender tried to kick the ball away. The ball hit Costa and founds its way into the goal. Take a look:

Didn't Break Any Coalition Dharma, Tried to Contact Mehbooba Mufti Before Fax Went Out: BJP's Ram Madhav

The BJP-PDP alliance, which was carefully crafted in 2015, has come to an abrupt end, sending Jammu and Kashmir into yet another stint of Governor’s Rule. The man who announced the break-up was, ironically, one of the architects of that “historic alliance” — BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir in-charge Ram Madhav. Speaking to CNN-News18, Madhav explains why the BJP pulled the plug on the Mehbooba Mufti government and the way forward. Edited excerpts:

Would you agree with your opponents today that this was a “historical blunder”?

Yoga is beautiful because it is ancient yet modern, says Modi on International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day is being observed on June 21 every year, after United Nations adopted India's proposal in 2014.

This year, the national event for International Yoga Day was held at Dehradun’s Forest Research Institute where Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Modi highlighted the importance of yoga, a gift from India to the world. He said, yoga has the perfect solution to the problems we face, either as individuals or in our society. "Yoga is beautiful because it is ancient yet modern," he said.

Events are planned across the country, including Rajpath, where as many as 15,000 people are taking part in the mass yoga session headed by Union Minister Harsh Vardhan.

20 Jun 2018

Dhadak Title Track: Come Fall In Love Like Janhvi Kapoor And Ishaan Khatter

The first song of Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter's upcoming film Dhadak is here. It's the title track of the film and traces Janhvi and Ishaan's love story. The song is every bit soothing and the duo's sweet romance is sure to win over your hearts. In the video, we see Madhur (Ishaan) doing everything possible to get a glimpse of Parthavi (Janhvi). And, she loves it too. He follows her in the market, to her dance practise sessions and other places. (Parthavi even teacher Madhur some dance steps). Dhadak title track is pictured on the love they share and the duo are totally smitten by each other. It is sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Ajay Gogavale while the lyrics courtesy goes to Amitabh Bhattacharya.

Chanda Kochhar 'defiant' at ICICI board meet

ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar's move out of the corner office on Monday to facilitate an investigation into the alleged "conflict of interest" charges- where her husband was the beneficiary of loans from the bank's borrowers- was the culmination of a series of events. However, despite its inevitability, her 'leave of absence' was preceded by high drama that saw Kochhar adopting a belligerent stance.

Although investigations by authorities have been regularly reported in the media, the bank's board had not revised its earlier statement voicing support for Kochhar. Also, in several earlier board meetings, the government's representative was absent, leading to an impression that it was keeping off the controversy. This view was supported by finance minister Piyush Goyal's statement that law would take its own course.

Market Update: Realty stocks gain led by Prestige Estates; Cipla top gainer, oil & gas stocks drag

The broader indices including the Nifty and the Sensex have managed to trade in the positive territory this Wednesday morning with the Nifty up 23 points at 10,733 and the Sensex is trading higher by 88 points at 35,375.

Nifty realty is the top performing sector led by stocks like Indiabulls Real Estate, DLF, Prestige Estates and Pheonix Mills among others.

Nifty auto is trading in the green led by Mahindra & Mahindra which is up 1 percent while Maruti Suzuki added half a percent. However, Apollo Tyres is trading lower by over 2 percent.

Oppo Find X With Camera Slider, 8GB RAM, 3D Face Unlock Launched: Price, Specifications

After a lot of build-up, Oppo has finally launched its flagship - Oppo Find X. The smartphone's biggest highlight is its unique motorised camera slider that pops in and out from the top automatically. Oppo claims that the slider has been tested over 300,000 times for durability. Other key highlights of the Oppo Find X include a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB of RAM, and 3D facial scanning. Oppo's new flagship smartphone will be made available from August this year, and the company has revealed its price details as well.

Bluetooth certification confirms the Nokia X6 will go global

HMD Global held an event last month and unveiled the long-anticipated Nokia X6, which took the Internet by a storm and was widely accepted by the Android community. But many were disappointed by the fact that the handset will only be available in China.

Shortly after, the company's CPO posted a poll on Twitter asking people if they want to see the device go beyond China's borders. The results were conclusive and Juho Sarvikas promised that the device would be sold outside China in the following months or weeks and now, we have a solid confirmation that the smartphone will hit the global market pretty soon.

3rd ODI: England hit record 481 in thrashing of Australia

England posted the highest total ever scored in a men's one-day international of 481 for six as they thrashed Australia by 242 runs at Trent Bridge on Tuesday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in a five-match series.

Alex Hales (147) and Jonny Bairstow (139) both hit hundreds as, for the second time in two years at Trent Bridge, England posted a new record ODI score following their 444 for three against Pakistan at Nottinghamshire's headquarters in 2016.

This was Australia's heaviest defeat at this level, in terms of runs, surpassing a 206-run loss to New Zealand in Adelaide in 1986.

Astronomers spot supermassive blackhole destroying star

For the first time, astronomers have directly imaged the formation and expansion of a fast-moving jet of material ejected when a supermassive black hole ripped apart a star that wandered too close to the cosmic monster. The scientists tracked the event with radio and infrared telescopes, including the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), in a pair of colliding galaxies called Arp 299, nearly 150 million light-years from Earth.

At the core of one of the galaxies, a black hole 20 million times more massive than the Sun shredded a star more than twice the Sun’s mass, setting off a chain of events that revealed important details of the violent encounter. Only a small number of such stellar deaths, called tidal disruption events, or TDEs, have been detected, although scientists have hypothesised that they may be a more common occurrence. Theorists suggested that material pulled from the doomed star forms a rotating disk around the black hole, emitting intense X-rays and visible light, and also launches jets of material outward from the poles of the disk at nearly the speed of light.

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