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Politics

Exit polls signal triumph for BJP with its strongholds secure & predictions of big gains in south

ThePrint looked at five exit polls — India Today-MyAxis, News 24-Today’s Chanakya, India TV-CNX, ABP-CVoter and Times Now-ETG — all indicating that the NDA is likely to secure over 350 seats, with three of them even suggesting over 400 seats. Among these, News 24-Today’s Chanakya projected 400 seats for the NDA, 107 seats for the INDIA bloc, and 33 for other parties. India TV-CNX’s forecast ranged from 371-401 seats for the NDA, 109-139 seats for the INDIA bloc, and 28-38 seats for others. Similarly, India Today-My Axis exit polls predicted a range of 361-401 seats for the NDA, 131-166 for the India Alliance, and 8-20 for others.ABP-CVoter forecast 353-383 seats for the NDA, 152-182 for the INDIA bloc, and 4-12 for others. Times Now-ETG’s projections allocated 358 seats to the NDA, 152 ...
Business

Anushka Sen Makes New Friends At Safari World, Bangkok; Check Out Pics

Anushka Sen treated fans with pictures from Safari World, BangkokAnushka looked dapper in a red mini dressAnushka's pictures with new friends from Safari World are just adorableAnushka wore white sneakers with her outfitAnushka also styled her hair in a ponytail and opted a minimal makeup lookAnushka is a style setterLet us know what do you think of Anushka's picsAll Pics Credit: Instagram/@anushkasen0408 Published at : 01 Jun 2024 08:14 PM (IST) Tags : Bangkok Anushka Sen Source link
Sports

Dinesh Karthik bows out after an illustrious and multifaceted career

Former India wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik on June 1 announced his retirement from all forms of competitive cricket after two decades of playing for the country.  | Photo Credit: Getty Images Indian cricket’s seemingly eternal man finally hung his boots. Add wicket-keeping gloves and a blistering bat too while the commentator’s microphone, immediately, and perhaps a coaching assignment, later, beckon.On Saturday, Dinesh Karthik posted his retirement note on social media, telling the world that it is time for him to bow out while recording his gratitude to all who supported him, be it family or the cricketing eco-system. It's official 💖Thanks DK 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/NGVnxAJMQ3— DK (@DineshKarthik) June 1, 2024   Having turned out for India for the first time in 2004, he kept weaving ...
Sports

ICC Twenty20 World Cup: West Indies aim for solid start against Papua New Guinea; USA to face Canada

More than eight years after Carlos Brathwaite's four sixes at Eden Gardens gave them their second T20 world title, a wounded West Indies will look to redeem themselves at home when they begin their campaign in the event's ninth edition by taking on Papua New Guinea, in Georgetown on June 2. Brathwaite had slammed Ben Stokes for four successive sixes in the final over to pull off one of the most astonishing chases that made the West Indies the first team to win the T20 World Cup twice. Their maiden triumph was in 2012. But what followed was years of agony as the team found itself lost in transition. In 2021, they endured four defeats in five games to make a Super 12 exit. Worse was in store in the 2022 edition in Australia when they failed to qualify for the main round after shock defeat...
Business

Amid Infidelity & Separation Rumours, Dalljiet Kaur Shares Wedding Video

New Delhi: Dalljiet Kaur and Nikhil Patel's paradise is not in a happy state. Despite speculation about trouble in marriage that happened less than a year ago, both have been mum about their alleged separation. However, it seems that Dalljiet is being quite open and yet cryptic about her relationship on social media. After asking fans about extra marital affairs by sharing cryptic posts, Dalljiet Kaur has now shared her wedding video on Instagram. Taking to her official Instagram handle, Dalljiet shared her wedding video and wrote, "1 year three months back!" Dalljiet soon deleted her post after sharing it for a couple of hours. Only very recently, Dalljiet had mentioned on Gram about the current state of affairs in her marrige. Sharing a video from a re...
Sports

I don’t try to over-teach: Jasprit Bumrah on mentoring India’s young pacers

Considered a mentor for the new crop of Indian fast bowlers, pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah says he never tries to “over-teach” the younger lot and steps in to help only when asked, to avoid burdening them with information. | Photo Credit: ANI Considered a mentor for the new crop of Indian fast bowlers, pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah says he never tries to "over-teach" the younger lot and steps in to help only when asked, to avoid burdening them with information. The 30-year-old Bumrah would be a key player for India in the T20 World Cup, starting in New York on June 1 and he would also be expected to be a guiding force for India's pace battery, featuring the relatively younger and less experienced Mohammed Siraj and Arshdeep Singh. "You don't try to over-teach. That is something that I ...
Business

Niti Taylor Drops Husband’s Surname From Instagram; Fans Speculate Separation

New Delhi: Niti Taylor and Parikshit Bawa are making headlines after A Reddit post hinted about a discord in marriage and a possible divorce. Niti seems to have unfollowed Bawa on Instagram, and the army offier had apparently deleted his account. Niti Taylor, Parikshit Bawa separation? Niti even dropped 'Bawa' from her Instagram username and is back to her maiden surname. While some reports suggest that Niti is still following her husband, so perhaps, Parikshit just deactivtaed his account. While there is no official confirmation about the same, the speculation which began on Reddit has spread to several other social media platforms including Instagram. Fans are now worried about the two. Fans have also noted that Niti has deleted several pictures with h...
Sports

Gautam Gambhir would be good coach for India if he has applied, says Sourav Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on June 1 said Gautam Gambhir would be a “good coach” for the national cricket team if he has applied for the job as his “hunger and passion” was evident in the recently-concluded IPL. | Photo Credit: K.R. Deepak Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on June 1 said Gautam Gambhir would be a "good coach" for the national cricket team if he has applied for the job as his "hunger and passion" was evident in the recently-concluded IPL. Speaking at the inauguration of the International Procurement and Supply Chain Conference organised by the Blue Ocean Corporation, Ganguly also gave his views on India's chances in the upcoming T20 World Cup. The former BCCI president said he is in favour of the national team having an Indian coach since there is enough tale...
Sports

England all-rounder Chris Woakes on a break from cricket after father’s death

File picture of England’s Chris Woakes bowling during a practice session with the national team | Photo Credit: K.R. Deepak England all-rounder Chris Woakes said his absence from cricket in recent weeks was due to the death of his father, adding that he would return to the sport "when the time is right".Woakes, who last played for Sharjah Warriors in the ILT20 in February, did not feature for Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) or Warwickshire.He was also left out of England's squad for this month's Twenty20 World Cup in the United States and West Indies."The last month has been the most challenging of my life when unfortunately my Dad passed away at the beginning of May," Woakes wrote in a post on Instagram."I've spent the last few weeks with the people most important to m...
Sports

Gilchrist backs Nepal, Netherlands to upset big teams in T20 WC

Former Australian Cricketer Adam Gilchrist. File | Photo Credit: VIJAY SONEJI Legendary Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist believes Nepal and the Netherlands could surprise teams like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Nepal and the Netherlands are clubbed with Bangladesh, South Africa and Sri Lanka in Group D. Gilchrist believes that the international exposure gained by the youngsters in Rohit Paudel-led Nepalese team has made them a formidable unit. As for the Netherlands, Gilchrist observed that they have been always tough customers in ICC events and would like to make the most of the limited opportunities they get to play against big teams. "I think Nepal would be a team that might be able to fire a shot," Gilchrist told SEN Radio on Saturday. "They've got...
Politics

Some matters settled, but many squabbles persist — AP-Telangana ties 10 yrs after bifurcation

The gesture of camaraderie from the Telangana Chief Minister to his counterpart in Andhra Pradesh — whose name will be revealed after the 4 June election results — is significant as the 10th anniversary of the division of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh into the two successor states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh is coming up on 2 June. Telangana CM Revanth Reddy with his wife Geetha at the Venkateswara Swamy Temple | ANI While the initial resentment post-bifurcation has somewhat diminished, with both governments preoccupied with their respective affairs, disputes over the division of most assets and liabilities of the combined state persist.Critical unresolved matters, such as the division of assets, urgently require the attention of both state leaders. Among other issues like river wate...
Sports

The Hindu Morning Digest: June 1, 2024

Girls cover their face to protect themselves from the scorching heat on a hot summer day, in Jaipur. Image for representation | Photo Credit: PTI Marathon Lok Sabha polling exercise ends with seventh phase on June 1The world’s largest polling exercise to elect the 18th Lok Sabha ends on June 1 after one and a half months, with 57 parliamentary constituencies going to the polls in the seventh and final phase. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among the 906 candidates in the fray in this phase, during which 10.06 crore electors are eligible to cast their votes.Heatwave claims 61 lives across India in a dayWith a heatwave roiling several parts of the country, at least 61 deaths from suspected heatstroke have been confirmed from multiple States on May 31 with 23 of the fatalities being poll ...
Sports

T20 World Cup | Can Dravid extract the best out of the Men in Blue and bow out on a high?

Real test: The experienced Indian squad has its task cut out as it sets out to break a decade-long drought in ICC tournaments. | Photo Credit: X@IMRO45 It was in November 2021 that Rahul Dravid, then the newly appointed India head coach, stated that his side needed to focus on three “big events” — the 2022 T20 World Cup, the 2021-23 ICC World Test Championship, and the 2023 ODI Cricket World Cup.To claim an ICC trophy was paramount for Dravid and his men, having faced a drought since the exploits of M.S. Dhoni’s side in the 2013 Champions Trophy. ALSO READ |India’s T20 World Cup squad | Pant back in the mix after the horrific accident while Rahul misses the busSo here we are, nearly three years later, approaching the end of Dravid’s reign. The three big events have come and gone, and ...
Sports

Williamson, Kohli, Smith, Babar, Warner have been my biggest challenges as a bowler: Lungi Ngidi

Lungi Ngidi sizzled on his Test debut. The quick took six for 39 in the second innings for South Africa in the second Test against India at Centurion in early 2018. Injuries may have marred his career since then, but he remains one of the key bowlers for the Proteas, for whom he has claimed 204 wickets in international cricket across formats. Excerpts from Ngidi’s interview with The Hindu:South Africa has a great tradition of producing quality fast bowlers. Who were the pacers that you wanted to emulate, growing up? Makhaya Ntini was definitely one. You know, he is my idol. He has also coached me. I had gone to a camp for Under-15 or 16, and he was there. And he gave me a lot of tips there. I have also admired Shaun Pollock, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander. I was fortunate...