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Japan flag Tokyo 2020 Olympic threat with Rio table tennis medal haul

Japan showed they could be the biggest threat to China’s quest to continue their table tennis domination in Tokyo 2020, after their young team achieved the country’s best-ever medal haul in the sport in Rio. Japan’s men, who never made the Olympics podium in the sport before, are leaving this year with a team silver medal and an individual bronze Read More

Cisco to cut 5,500 jobs globally, India may feel the heat

US-based networking giant Cisco Systems will cut about 5,500 jobs, representing nearly 7 per cent of its global workforce. The move is also expected to impact operations in India, which is its second largest site with 11,000 employees. The company, however, hasn’t divulged how the global job losses would impact different geographies including India. Cisco, which employs about 73,000 people Read More

Rajinikanth lauds Tamil film Joker

After impressing audiences and critics alike, Tamil socio-political drama Joker has won over superstar Rajinikanth, who has termed it a brilliant film. The Raju Murugan directorial released on August 12. “I applaud the team of Joker. Brilliant film,” Rajinikanth wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday. Rajinikanth also called the producer of Joker and applauded the entire team. “Got a Read More

Watch: Super-cute celeb siblings Shaan and Sagarika musically celebrate Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is the one day of the year that you’d find siblings in India actually admitting to the love and affection they have for each other. On other days, there is war! But then, that’s what it’s supposed to be isn’t it. Underneath the hair-pulling, the blame game, the yelling and the pranks, lies a love deeper than anything Read More

Brazil’s state-led oil company Petrobras may fund Paralympics as Government aid ban lifted

Brazil’s state-led oil company, Petrobras, may buy marketing rights for the cash-strapped Paralympic Games set for September, a source involved in the negotiations told Reuters on Wednesday. The support, if approved, could help bridge the Games’ budget shortfall, now that a judge has overturned an injunction blocking the use of new public funds for the 40-billion-real ($12.5 billion) Olympics and Read More

Poland’s twice world champion Pawel Fajdek misses hammer final

Twice hammer throw world champion Pawel Fajdek from Poland failed on Wednesday to qualify for the Olympic final after managing just a 72 metre throw that was nearly 12m shy of his career best. Fajdek fouled on his first try before a pair of throws that came in well short of the automatic qualifying standard of 76.5m and the rest Read More

West Bengal government to absorb workers of closed state PSUs

The West Bengal government has decided to absorb employees of three closed state public sector undertakings and develop the land as industrial parks. According to a senior minister, the decision was cleared at a Cabinet meeting at the state secretariat on Wednesday to absorb employees of Neo Pipes and Tubes Ltd, National Iron and Steel Ltd and the Lily Products Ltd and use the lands for industrial Read More

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein full episode 17th August 2016 written update: Ishita wins the business contract

In the first scene of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Ishita (Divyanka Tripathi) introduces women’s rights activist to Ashok during the business meeting and tell them how Ashok is harassing her mentally and how he is against women attending business meetings. Ashok defends himself by saying that the authorities have given the contract to Raman Bhalla’s company only. The contract is awarded to Ishita Read More

Dutch women reach hockey final after shootout

The Netherlands came out top in a sudden death shootout against Germany on Wednesday to go into the final of the Olympic women’s hockey tournament and keep the target of a third successive gold medal in their sights. The shootout ended 4-3 after normal time of the tight contest finished at 1-1. It took 14 shots to get the result. Read More

Existing operators released less number of ports for 4G test run: Reliance Jio

New entrant Reliance Jio Infocomm has accused existing operators of releasing lesser number of interconnection ports for the ongoing test run of its 4G services. “Based on industry practice, 12,500 E1 ports are required for 22 million subscribers, which details have been provided to the COAI member operators. As against this, the top 3 operators have released only 1,400 ports so far,” a Reliance Jio Spokesperson said Read More