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IPL 2020 schedule announced; Mumbai Indians to face Chennai Super Kings in opening match

IPL 2020 schedule announced; Mumbai Indians to face Chennai Super Kings in opening match

INDIA NEWS, TAMIL, WORLD NEWS
Twenty-four IPL matches will be held in Dubai, 20 in Abu Dhabi and 12 in Sharjah. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will be locking horns in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 on September 19, the organisers confirmed on Sunday. Dubai will play host to 24 games, 20 matches will be hosted by Abu Dhabi, while Sharjah will hold 12 games. The dates and venues for the playoff stages will be released later. The participating teams are: Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, and Kolkata Knight Riders. The opening match between the finalists of the 2019 edition will be played in Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The IPL 2020 will be played from Septemb...
Indian expat from Sharjah wins Dh10 million in Big Ticket raffle draw

Indian expat from Sharjah wins Dh10 million in Big Ticket raffle draw

GULF NEWS, INDIA NEWS, UAE NEWS
Abu Dhabi: Dubai resident Gurpreet Singh, who hails from India, won Dh10 million in the Big Ticket Abu Dhabi raffle announced on Thursday. His winning ticket 067757 was bought on August 12. Speaking to Gulf News over the phone, Singh could not contain his excitement. A resident of UAE since 30 years, he said he came to the country as a five-year-old child with his parents. “This land has given me everything. And now to win this mega money is unbelievable,” said Singh, who works as an IT engineer for a hospitality firm. Singh lives in Sharjah with his wife and two children. He said news of his win is yet to sink in and he does not have plans as of now on what he will do with the money. “Definitely a large part of it will go towards
Stranded Indian man returns home after 16 yrs, UAE govt waives Rs 29L visa fine

Stranded Indian man returns home after 16 yrs, UAE govt waives Rs 29L visa fine

GULF NEWS, INDIA NEWS, UAE NEWS
In 2004, when Neela Yellaiah decided to go to the UAE to work as a labourer in a construction company, his daughter was still a toddler. The little girl, Sunanda, grew up under her mother’s care, as her father toiled away in a foreign land. When Yellaiah left, little did he know that he wouldn’t be able to return to his family for a very long time. Neela Yellaiah, hails from Chinthamanpalli village in Telangana’s Kamareddy district. Yellaiah, who was working as labourer in Dubai, returned home after 16 years of being stranded in the UAE. On Monday, he landed in Hyderabad on an Air India Express flight from Dubai to Hyderabad. He was received by his wife Rajayya and his family members, who had gathered at the Hyderabad airport to receive him. For the last 16 years, Yellaiah took up se
Watch: Rajnath Singh’s Namaste As Officer Offers Handshake

Watch: Rajnath Singh’s Namaste As Officer Offers Handshake

INDIA NEWS, WORLD NEWS
Moscow: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who is in Russia for the crucial Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting, folded his hands and greeted a Russian official with the traditional Indian "Namaste" as he landed in Moscow late last night. "Reached Moscow this evening. Looking forward to my bilateral meeting with the Russian Counterpart General Sergey Shoygu tomorrow," Mr Singh tweeted, along with a video of him being welcomed by Major General Bukhteev Yury Nikolaevich at the Moscow airport. The video shows Mr Singh, accompanied by Indian ambassador DB Venkatesh Varma, walking up to the Russian officials. Mr Singh, who was wearing a mask, folded his hands in "Namaste" as the top Russian army officer saluted him and then reciprocated with a "Namaste", which has beco...
Kangana Ranaut wants some of Bollywood’s top names to submit blood samples for drug tests

Kangana Ranaut wants some of Bollywood’s top names to submit blood samples for drug tests

INDIA NEWS, WORLD NEWS
The actress recently gave a television interview where she alleged that 99% of Bollywood was on drugs. Alleging that there are rumours about Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor and director Ayan Mukerji being cocaine addicts, actress Kangana Ranaut has suggested that these Bollywood personalities should send their blood samples for a drug test. Kangana took to her verified Twitter account on Wednesday to make her allegation, tagging the office of the Prime Minister of India. "I request Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Ayan Mukerji, Vicky Kaushik to give their blood samples for drug test, there are rumours that they are cocaine addicts, I want them to bust these rumours, these young men can inspire millions if they present clean samples @PMOIndia," tweeted the actress. I r...
Former President Pranab Mukherjee Dies At 84

Former President Pranab Mukherjee Dies At 84

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New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee, the elder statesman of Indian politics, has died at 84. The former President of India, who had tested positive for coronavirus, had been in coma after a brain surgery earlier this month. "With a Heavy Heart , this is to inform you that my father Shri Pranab Mukherjee has just passed away inspite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital and prayers, duas and prarthanas from people throughout India ! I thank all of You," his son Abhijit Mukherjee tweeted. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to pay tribute, saying he was blessed to have Pranab Mukherjee's guidance since he took office. "India grieves the passing away of Bharat Ratna Pranab Mukherjee. He has left an indelible mark on the development trajectory of our nation. A ...
IPL 2020: Suresh Raina pulls out of tournament, to miss entire season

IPL 2020: Suresh Raina pulls out of tournament, to miss entire season

INDIA NEWS, TAMIL
The Chennai Super Kings player withdraws due to personal reasons. Former India and Chennai Super Kings' star cricketer Suresh Raina has pulled out of IPL 2020 due to personal reasons, CSK CEO KS Viswanathan said via a tweet. The development is as a major set back for CSK as Raina has been a mainstay of their batting line-up. Raina had trained with the franchise in Chennai before departing for the UAE. Suresh Raina has returned to India for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of the IPL season. Chennai Super Kings offers complete support to Suresh and his family during this time. Suresh Raina has returned to India for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of the IPL season. Chennai Super Kings offers complete support to Suresh and hi...
BREAKING NEWS: Congress MP and Vasanth & Co founder H Vasanthakumar dies due to COVID-19

BREAKING NEWS: Congress MP and Vasanth & Co founder H Vasanthakumar dies due to COVID-19

INDIA NEWS, TAMIL
CHENNAI Tamil Nadu Congress Committee working president and Congress MP from Kanyakumari H Vasanthakumar died of Covid-19 on Friday evening while undergoing treatment in Chennai’s Apollo Hospitals. He was 70. Vasanthakumar was admitted to hospital on August 10. Later, his condition became critical, and he was put on ECMO and ventilator support. He is survived by his wife, who is also undergoing treatment for Covid-19, and son Vijay Vasanth who is an actor. Younger brother of former TNCC president Kumari Ananthan, Vasanthakumar’s first focus was business. Starting from scratch in 1978, he established Vasanth & Co as Tamil Nadu’s largest retail chain selling consumer durables. The chain now has over 80 branches, predominantly in Tamil Nadu, besides Kerala and Karnataka. Telangana gov
Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli expecting a baby

Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli expecting a baby

ENTERTAINMENT, INDIA NEWS
Couple make announcement on social media. Baby news alert! Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Indian cricketer Virat Kohli have announced they are expecting their first baby together. The news comes even as the cricketer is in Dubai to play in the IPL tournament that is scheduled to take place in September. Anushka tweeted a photo of her baby bump on Thursday with the news that the baby is expected in January 2021. View this post on Instagram And then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021 ❤️🙏 A post shared by AnushkaSharma1588 (@anushkasharma) on Aug 26, 2020 at 10:32pm PDT (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The couple who tied the knot in December 2017, took to Twitter to share the news with their fans. The duo met on the se
IPL 2020: Riyan Parag to bring his trademark Bihu celebration to UAE

IPL 2020: Riyan Parag to bring his trademark Bihu celebration to UAE

ENTERTAINMENT, INDIA NEWS
The young all-rounder is now looking forward to playing the IPL in the UAE Remember Riyan Parag, the Rajasthan Royals teen sensation? Parag last year became the youngest player in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to score a half-century. During a match against the Delhi Capitals last year, Parag scored a fifty aged 17 years 175 days. The talented all-rounder from Assam broke the record held by Sanju Samson. The Kerala stumper had set the record aged 18 years 169 days during the 2013 edition of the IPL. But Parag's batting heroics were not his only highlights in the 2019 IPL. Riyan parag celebrates his first ever wicket with a quick Bihu dance! https://t.co/xjrtb933d5— Kasturi Shankar (@KasthuriShankar) April 22, 2019 (adsbygoogle = window....