World Cup: Enough of your verbal diarrhoea, Jadeja hits out at Manjrekar
India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, Wednesday, hit out at former player turned commentator, Sanjay Manjrekar, saying, “I have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea”. Since India’s loss to England in the World Cup, Manjrekar has been vocal in his criticism of a few players, including the seasoned Mahendra Singh Dhoni and opener K L Rahul. The Mumbaikar also recently referred to Jadeja as a bits and pieces player.
Honoured to serve Cong, says Rahul, asks CWC to find new chief quickly
Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday (July 3) reiterated his decision to quit as the Congress’s president and asked the party’s central working committee to choose his successor immediately. But even after his assertion, Congressmen continued to hail him as their leader. “I am no longer the Congress president. I have already resigned. The CWC should convene a meeting immediately and decide on the new Congress president,” he told reporters outside Parliament when asked about the future course of the party.
Industrialist BK Birla passes away
Birla Group patriarch BK Birla passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday at the age of 98, his family said. A doyen of the Indian industry, Birla had been suffering from age-related ailments. Birla was the chairman of Century Textiles and Industries and had been active in business since the age of 15.
Nusrat Jahan snubs Islamists, accepts ISKCON’s invitation
Actor-turned politician Nusrat Jahan accepted the invitation of the ISKCON to be a “special guest” at the inauguration of its Rath yatra in Kolkata on Thursday, a move likely to upset Muslim hardliners, who have been accusing her of being un-Islamic. “My best wishes to all members of the ISKCON… I will be present at the auspicious Rathyatra on July 4. On behalf of the ISKCON, I also invite you all to be present on the occasion… See you all on July 4 morning,” Jahan, who recently got elected as member of parliament on Trinamool Congress ticket said in a brief video message.
TN woman finds ‘missing’ husband on Tiktok, reunites with him
In a strange turn of events, a woman from Tamil Nadu found her ‘missing’ husband, thanks to TikTok app. Jayapradha and Suresh were married and had two children. Three years ago, Suresh, a native of Krishnagiri, abandoned his family and did not return. A worried Jayapradha filed a complaint with the police after she enquired with Suresh’s friends and relatives. Even though the police registered an FIR, they listed Suresh as a ‘missing person’ and there were no further developments in the case.
World Cup: Omitted from squad, Ambati Rayudu retires from cricket
Ignored for the ongoing World Cup, Indian middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu Wednesday retired from all forms of cricket without specifying his reasons for calling it quits, a BCCI official revealed. The 33-year-old Andhra batsman was in the official standbys list for the big event in the UK but was ignored despite the injury-forced ouster of all-rounder Vijay Shankar.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan owns assets worth more than Rs 10 crore
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has assets worth Rs 10.8 crore, land, four goats but does not own a personal car, according to details released by the election commission.The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday publicly released the details of assets of key politicians, including that of Prime Minister Khan.