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Wimbledon: Ajla Tomljanovic eliminates Alize Cornet, Simona Halep also advances

Ajla Tomljanovic came from a set down to beat Alize Cornet and reach her second straight Wimbledon quarterfinal. The Australian won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on No. 2 Court to set up a meeting with Elena Rybakina, and was in tears after a grueling match that lasted 2 hours, 35 minutes. “I didn’t really think I could do it,” said Tomljanovic, who lost to eventual champion Ash Barty in last year’s quarterfinals. “I can’t believe a year later I’m in the same position.” The 32-year-old Cornet ended No. 1 Iga Swiatek’s 37-match winning streak in the previous round. The French veteran was playing in her 62nd straight Grand Slam tournament — equaling the WTA record held by Ai Sugiyama — and 65th overall, but only reached her first major quarterfinal at the Australian Open this year. It's back-to-back Wim...
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India vs England, 5th Test Day 4: Root, Bairstow put England on course for ground-breaking win | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow put England on course for a ground-breaking run chase against India despite Jasprit Bumrah's brilliance on day four of the rescheduled fifth Test, setting up a fitting series finale on Monday. Skipper Bumrah brought India back in the game with wickets on either side of the lunch break after England openers Alex Lees (56 off 65) and Zak Crawley (46 off 76) finally found form and shared a 107-run stand chasing a record 378-run target. As it happened | ScorecardFrom 107 for loss, it soon became 109 for three before the dangerous duo of Root (76 batting off 112) and Bairstow (72 batting off 87) frustrated the Indians with a commanding 150-run partnership off just 197 balls. England were 259 for three at stumps on day four, needing a very gettable 119 ...
Politics

Eknath Shinde govt unethical & undemocratic, will fall soon: Mamata | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday described the new Maharashtra government led by Eknath Shinde as "unethical and undemocratic" and claimed it will fall soon as it has "failed to win people's hearts". Taking a dig at BJP, she alleged it has misused the power of money and muscle, and central agencies to topple an elected government in Maharashtra. The Trinamool Congress supremo alleged that the Shiv Sena MLAs were flown to Assam and "supplied not only money but also many other things". She, however, did not elaborate on her accusations. "I believe this (Maharashtra) government will not continue as the BJP has misused its power. It's an unethical and undemocratic government. They might have formed the government, but they have not won the hearts of the people,"...
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England vs India: Jasprit Bumrah breaks Kapil Dev’s 30-year-old record

India’s stand-in skipper Jasprit Bumrah has surpassed Kapil Dev’s record. Bumrah has the most number of wickets as an Indian seamer against England in a Test series. Bumrah now has 23 wickets in the ongoing series, Kapil Dev had claimed 22 wickets in the 1981-82 series. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is third on the list with 19 wickets. WHAT. A. JAFFA. 🔥#TeamIndia needed something special to break this ominous opening partnership, and Bumrah delivered 🤩 Tune in to Sony Six (ENG), Sony Ten 3 (HIN) & Sony Ten 4 (TAM/TEL) – (https://t.co/tsfQJW6cGi)#ENGvINDLIVEonSonySportsNetwork #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/6TCIm8TY62 — Sony Sports Network (@SonySportsNetwk) July 4, 2022 On Day 4 of the rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston, Bumrah removed Ollie Pop to go past the record of Kapil Dev. Bumrah reached ...
Travel

UGC exploring possibility of allowing part-time PhD for working professionals

The University Grants Commission (UGC) is exploring the possibility of allowing part-time PhD programmes for working professionals in tune with the system followed by the IITs. However, such aspirants will be have to produce an NOC from their organisation in order to get enrolled for the doctoral programme. The NOC will have to specify that “facilities in the employee’s field of research are available at the place of work and the employee will be relieved from duty, if required, to complete course work.” The eligibility conditions are likely to be the same for both full-time and part-time candidates. UGC vice-chairman M Jagadesh Kumar said on Monday that part-time PhD programmes are also offered by prestigious universities across the world. “In part-time PhD programmes, a university fac...
Business

RBI gives green signal to HDFC, HDFC Bank merger proposal – Times of India

NEW DELHI: HDFC Bank on Monday said it has got banking sector regulator RBI's nod for the merger proposal of its parent HDFC Ltd with itself. Touted as the biggest transaction in India's corporate history, HDFC Bank on April 4 agreed to take over the biggest domestic mortgage lender in a deal valued at about $40 billion, creating a financial services titan. "HDFC Bank has received a letter dated July 4, 2022 from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) whereby the RBI has accorded it's 'no objection' for the Scheme, subject to certain conditions as mentioned therein," the bank said in a regulatory filing. The merger proposal remains subject to various statutory and regulatory approvals, including from the Competition Commission of India (CCI), National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), other applica...
Entertainment

9 Monochrome pictures of Shehnaaz Gill that prove beauty needs no colours

9 Monochrome pictures of Shehnaaz Gill that prove beauty needs no colours | Times of IndiaJul 4, 2022#PollywoodNeha VashistOne of the latest pics that captivated allThat peaceful look on the faceIt's hard to take your eyes off herThat smile can melt rocksThose eyes are shinging with confidencePerfect muse for the cameraThose messy hair have a tale of their ownAnd we rest our case with this oneThanks For Reading!Next: 5 Times Harnaaz Sandhu dressed in white and made us fall for the colourFind out More Source link
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WhatsApp starts testing group icon editor on desktop – Times of India

WhatsApp has been testing several new features on its platform including new emoji reactions to group size and privacy improvements such as hiding last seen and profile pictures from certain contacts. It seems that the Meta-owned instant messaging platform isn’t done yet as the company is now reportedly planning to introduce a group icon editor for its desktop client. WABetaInfo has reported that the instant messaging platform is testing the ability to create custom group icon for desktop. Also note that the feature is already available for beta users on WhatsApp Android and iOS apps since last year. Now, as per the reports, the company is planning to bring the feature on desktop as well. As per the screenshot shared by WABetaInfo, users can now choose a different photo as a group icon ...
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Ranveer Singh is NOT hosting ‘Bigg Boss OTT 2’ – Confirmed – Times of India

After the success of 'Bigg Boss OTT 1', the makers are all set to comeback with the second season. The first season was hosted by Karan Johar. Rumours were rife that Ranveer Singh will be hosting the second season. But it looks like his fans will have to wait for a little longer as he will not be taking over the 'Bigg Boss OTT 2' yet. The sources have confirmed that this news is entirely untrue. A trade source confirmed, “This is absolutely untrue. It’s not fact-checked and nothing is brewing in this regard. Ranveer is currently too busy with his film commitments and he is set to start working on exciting tentpole films that will be announced in due course of time.” Meanwhile, the second season will have five contestants. Television actors Kanchi Singh, Mahesh Shetty and Pooja Gor have...
Travel

Vivo Y77 5G leaks reveals pricing, design and specifications ahead of the official launch – Times of India

Vivo is all set to expand its smartphone portfolio by unveiling its latest smartphone under Y series lineup on July 7. Ahead of the official launch, the official render, specifications and features of the smartphone has surfaced online. The Vivo Y77 5G smartphone is likely to succeed the last year’s Y76 5G smartphone. Rootmygalaxy.net has revealed the official renders of the smartphone along with its specifications and features. As per the report, the handset is likely to be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB onboard storage. Along with that, the handset is also said to offer expandable RAM by up to 4GB and storage via microSD card. The handset is also expected to come in two colour option which are likely to be named Glowing Galaxy and Starlight ...
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This is why Amazon founder Jeff Bezos slammed US President’s appeal for lower fuel prices – Times of India

New York: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has criticized President Joe Biden for calling on oil companies to lower sky-high gasoline prices, prompting the White House to come to the US leader's defense. "My message to the companies running gas stations and setting prices at the pump is simple: this is a time of war and global peril," Biden tweeted. "Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you're paying for the product. And do it now," Biden added. Bezos said Biden's remarks amounted to "either straight ahead misdirection or a deep misunderstanding of basic market dynamics." "Ouch. Inflation is far too important a problem for the White House to keep making statements like this," the US billionaire tweeted. Gasoline prices at the pump have become a symbol of broade...
Politics

5 Killed In Shooting At A Fourth Of July Parade In US’ Illinois: Report

New Delhi: Five people were killed and several others were wounded after a gunman started firing during a parade in the northern Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois Monday morning, as per the City of Highland Park's website. "We are assisting Highland Park Police with a shooting in the area of the Independence Day parade route," Lake County Sheriff, Illinois, US said. As per local reports, a gunman began firing from the roof of a retail store into the parade below. We are assisting Highland Park Police with a shooting in the area of the Independence Day parade route. STAY OUT OF THE AREA - allow law-enforcement and first responders to do their work. pic.twitter.com/PTut6CGZAe — Lake County Sheriff (@LakeCoILSheriff) July 4, 2022 A video going viral on ...
Politics

US: 5 dead, 19 hospitalized in shooting at July 4 parade – Times of India

Police are responding to a likely live shooter scenario at a parade in Highland Park, Illinois (Reuters)CHICAGO: At least five people are dead and 19 were taken to hospitals after a shooting at a July Fourth parade in a Chicago suburb, police said. The shooting in Highland Park disrupted the annual parade just after it began at 10 am. Highland Park Police said in a statement that five people were killed and 19 people were taken to hospitals. It was unclear if the five dead were among the 19 hospitalized. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the parade began around 10am but was suddenly halted 10 minutes later after shots were fired. Hundreds of parade-goers — some visibly bloodied — fled the parade route, leaving behind chairs, baby strollers and blankets. Video shot by a Sun-Times journ...
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Wimbledon 2022: All quiet on Centre Court as calm Kyrgios beats Nakashima

An angelic Nick Kyrgios reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final for seven years when he recovered from a slow start to beat steady American Brandon Nakashima in five sets on Wimbledon’s Centre Court on Monday. With Kyrgios’s bad-tempered Court One victory over fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas still the talk of the town, the Australian was on his best behaviour in front of the Royal Box as he ground out a 4-6 6-4 7-6(2) 3-6 6-2 win. Unseeded Chilean Cristian Garin awaits in the last eight after edging out Kyrgios’s compatriot Alex De Minaur, offering Kyrgios a golden opportunity to surpass his quarter-final run at Wimbledon on his debut in 2014 when he stunned Rafa Nadal. That's how to seal a victory 👏@NickKyrgios has the Centre Court crowd on their feet#Wimbledon | #CentreCourt100 pic...
Entertainment

Neha Dhupia pens a heartwarming note as she wears her Miss India crown again: 20 years later, I stood stronger and a few dress sizes bigger – Times of India

Actress Neha Dhupia was seen attending Femina Miss India 2022 event on Sunday. She has shared a bunch of pictures from the event as she completed 20 years of winning the Miss India title. On this special occasion, she was felicitated by her parents Pradip Singh Dhupia and Manpinder Dhupia on stage. Neha was also accompanied by her husband Angad Bedi and kids, Mehr and Guriq on stage. She also shared a collage of then and now pictures that showed her wearing her crown after winning the pageant in 2002. Along with the pictures, Neha wrote a heartfelt note about her 'most precious moments'. She wrote, "20 years that went by in a flash … but if I shut my eyes and think , all I have is gratitude in my heart. I did nt think that it would be possible to wear this crown on stage again and rel...
Politics

Take steps to remove criminals from politics: HC to Parliament, poll panel | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad high court has asked Parliament and the Election Commission of India to take effective measures to remove criminals from politics and break the unholy nexus among them, politicians and bureaucrats. The court said it is the responsibility of Parliament to show its collective will to restrain criminals from entering politics or legislature to save democracy and the country governed on democratic principles and the rule of law. A Bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh made the observations while rejecting the bail plea of BSP MP Atul Kumar Singh, alias Atul Rai. Considering the criminal history of 23 cases against Rai, might of the accused, evidence on record and the possibility tampering with the evidence, the Bench said it did not find any ground ...
Politics

Five killed in shooting at July 4 parade in Chicago suburb of Highland Park

Five people were killed and several more were injured in a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in the wealthy Chicago suburb of Highland Park on Monday, officials said, as panicked spectators fled the scene. The city of Highland Park reported on its website that five people were dead and 16 transferred to hospital. “Numerous law enforcement officers are responding and have secured a perimeter around downtown Highland Park,” the statement said. The shooting comes with gun violence fresh on the minds of many Americans, after a massacre on May 24 killed 19 school children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and the May 14 attack that killed 10 people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. Witness Amarani Garcia, who was at the parade with her young daughter, told t...
Business

Giant Waterlily Species Newly Identified In UK’s Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Is World’s Largest

A giant waterlily species has been newly identified in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. The species, belonging to the famous giant waterlily genus 'Victoria', is now the largest waterlily in the world. The study outlining the new botanical discovery was published July 4 in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science. The giant waterlily genus Victoria is named after England's Queen Victoria in 1852.  A team of researchers headed by Kew's scientific and botanical research horticulturist Carlos Magdalena, freelance Kew botanical artist Lucy Smith, and biodiversity genomics researcher Natalia Przelomska, alongside Bolivian partners, have been able to confirm the giant waterlily as a new scientific species using novel data, after years of investigation. Victoria b...
Politics

Rusting Eiffel Tower in need of full repairs, reports say – Times of India

PARIS: The Eiffel Tower is riddled with rust and in need of full repairs, but instead it is being given a cosmetic 60 million euro paint job ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, according to confidential reports cited by French magazine Marianne. The wrought-iron 324-metre (1,063 -ft) high tower, built by Gustave Eiffel in the late 19th century, is among the most visited tourist sites in the world, welcoming about six million visitors each year. However confidential reports by experts cited by Marianne suggest the monument is in a poor state and riddled with rust. "It is simple, if Gustave Eiffel visited the place he would have a heart attack," one unnamed manager at the tower told Marianne. The company that oversees the tower, Societe d'Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE), c...