New Delhi, May 27 (PTI) In a jolt to Star Sports India Private Ltd, the Supreme Court today rejected its appeal challenging the Delhi High Court verdict asking it to share clean live feed without any commercial with public broadcaster Prasar Bharati or share revenue if signals have advertisements.”From our … discussion, it becomes clear that the sharing of the signals has to be without any advertisements and if the advertisements are also to be included in the signals, there has to be sharing of the revenue,” a bench of Justices A K Sikri and Prafulla C Pant said while dismissing the appeal of Star Sports India Private Ltd.The Delhi High Court had in 2013 held whosoever airs a live broadcast of sporting events of national importance must share the same with Prasar Bharati without any commercials.The private broadcaster has been seeking a direction to Prasar Bharati not to insist on live signal of international cricket matches of India without any commercial.Referring to provisions of the Sports Broadcasting Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharati) Act, the apex court concurred with the findings of the High Court and said that the contents are to be “mandatorily shared” by the private broadcaster with Prasar Bharati and they have to be “without its advertisements”.The apex court listed out the pursposes of some provisons and said that they aimed to achieve goals like providing “access to largest number of listeners and viewers on a free- to-air basis”.”The principle of purposive interpretation, in this context, meant that Prasar Bharati was supposed to telecast these matches for the benefit of general masses spread throughout India, who otherwise do not receive signals of private channels like the appellant or are not having financial capacity to pay for these channels.advertisement”Thus, it was a larger public interest which was sought to be served and noble objective was kept in mind while enacting the statute,” it said. PTI SJK MNL RKS PAL
Veteran doubles specialist Leander Paes said on Tuesday his partnership with Rohan Bopanna will be India’s best bet for a medal at the Rio Olympics.It will be Leander’s record-setting seventh appearance at the mega event for his country. But his dream has seen a potential roadblock after falling down the men’s doubles rankings in recent times.He moved up five spots to 46 in the latest men’s rankings but that wasn’t enough to get a direct qualification berth for Rio.Bopanna grabbed that berth after gaining a place in the top 10 rankings and has the luxury of choosing his partner from among Paes, Purav Raja (103) Divij Sharan (114), Saketh Myneni (125), Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (134) and Mahesh Bhupathi (164) for the Rio Games.”Without a shadow of doubt, Rohan and me are the best team for a medal at Rio. I am sure that AITA (All India Tennis Association) will send the best team in doubles for Rio,” Paes said.BITTER RELATIONBopanna has a history of bitter relation with Paes after refusing to partner him during the London 2012 Games. Paes’ relationship with Bopanna and Bhupathi has been a long-standing issue for Indian tennis.India’s doubles star Rohan Bopanna says the bitterness that had developed between him and Paes in the build-up to the 2012 London Games is “long gone and over” and he was not averse to playing with him again for the sake of the country.Paes won the recent French Open mixed doubles title with his Swiss partner Martina Hingis, his 18th Major victory. But his mixed doubles form didn’t translate into success in men’s doubles with the 42-year-old losing in the quarter-finals of the major event.advertisementPaes, however, remains positive in his approach and said his first-ever mixed doubles trophy at Rolland Garros was a career highlight and showed he has still got it.”This French Open trophy is very special, we have shown the world that Indians can be world beaters,” he added.His advancing age has forced him to face uncomfortable questions regarding his future and willingness to retire, but Paes remained coy to make a call, playing the guessing game when asked again.”One day curtains gonna come down, maybe at Rio, maybe after another Grand Slam, may be after another 2-3 years…the day I feel I am done,” he said.
Albania kept its hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the European Championship alive with a 1-0 victory over Romania on Sunday, a result that eliminated its opponent.The result catapulted Albania above Romania in the group rankings into third place.The team will have to wait until the group stage of Euro 2016 has been completed before it finds out whether it will be one of the four third place teams to make it through to the round of 16.Armando Sadiku scored the sole goal in the match in the 43rd minute. It was the first goal Albania has scored in an international tournament. Ledian Memushaj picked out Sadiku drifting at the far post with a well-placed cross that the striker coolly nodded back over goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu, who had left his line.After going without a goal in two hard-fought losses to Switzerland and France, Albania struck to its defensive approach in the match against Romania.Romania failed to produce many chances, its best effort coming in the 76th minute when substitute Florin Andone hit the crossbar with a ferocious strike. Otherwise, Albania buckled down at the back while Sadiku continued to trouble Romania’s defense.Albania’s players celebrated the historic victory with Italian coach Giovanni De Biasi after the final whistle, while the team’s large contingent of fans cheered wildly at the Stade de Lyon.Romania was eliminated after only earning one point in its three group matches.
Two new specimens of 99-million-year-old dinosaur bird wings discovered in amber extracted from mines at a site in the Kachin Province of Myanmar, is more than just a treasure trove for researchers who found it. They have never seen two dinosaur wings so well preserved in amber because in normal fossilation process feathers often tend to disappear, leaving skeletal impressions on surrounding rock. This often makes research very difficult.Palaeontologists have discovered an array of ancient insects trapped in amber, but this particular three dimensional specimen stood out. Each and every detail of the dino-bird fossil, from its skin, muscles, claws, hair follicles to its feather arrangements were visible.The study of the wings published in Nature Communications on Tuesday by palaeontologists Lida Xing, Ryan McKellar and their colleagues says that the fossil most likely belonged to a type of avian dinosaur called Enantiornithines and it dates back to the mid-Cretaceous period which was more than 65 million years ago. The researchers studied the structure and arrangement of the bones and feathers using X-ray and all of it revealed that the fossil wings were remarkably similar to that of modern birds.The only difference according to researchers, between a dinosaur bird and today’s avian, is that the former is born with a fully developed structure, complete with feathers.The most marvelous part is that the scans even revealed the colour of the pre-historic dinosaur avian. Another fascinating detail of discovery is that scientists were able to pin point the exact way the dino-bird died. According to the paper, the pre-historic bird might have been trapped and still alive when it got caught in the amber. Claw marks around the amber suggests that bird struggled before the resin hardened.advertisement
Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Those twin bronzes mirror the current standing of the 28-year-old Diaz, funded by the Philippine Sports Commission and MVP Sports Foundation, in the coming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.And since only one lifter from each country is allowed to compete in Japan, it can be deduced that Diaz would retain her silver medal if the Summer Games were held today after China finished 1-2 in the ongoing world championships.“Coming from (world) rank 11 last year to being in the top 3 this year is a testament of how focused collective efforts truly work,” said Aro, part of the seven-man core team that helps Diaz in her journey to a fourth consecutive Olympics.Chinese Liao Qiuyun topped the two events with a 227kg total for the gold medal while compatriot Zhang Wanquiong (222kg) settled for the silver in the global tournament that serves as one of the qualifiers to the Olympics.Diaz lifted 93kg in the snatch and bounced back with a pair of bronzes in the clean and jerk (123kg) and total (213kg) to knock Zulfiya Chinshanio of Kazakhstan out of the medal podium in the total.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:09Palace: Duterte to attend Asean Summit in Bangkok but with ‘spacing’02:21‘Unlikely names’ put ‘ouster matrix’ in doubt – Lacson02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue This jewelry designer is also an architect Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE PHOTO – Hidilyn Diaz of Philippines celebrate at the podium during the victory ceremony for the women’s 53kg weightlifting event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMAAfter two failed attempts in the snatch, Hidilyn Diaz made the crowd wonder if the reigning Olympic silver medalist still has what it takes to take on the best lifters in the world.But the world-class athlete in Diaz prevailed in the succeeding lifts as the country’s weightlifting heroine went on to seize two bronze medals in the women’s 55kg category of the 2019 IWF World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical MOST READ Becoming his own man Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next While the audience appreciated that double-bronze feat, people comprising the core team of Diaz at backstage likewise played a vital role in the successful shift in performance.Nutrition coach Jeaneth Aro made spot changes to Diaz’s liquid recovery nutrition following the botched snatch attempts while sports psychology also contributed to the podium finish as Dr. Karen Trinidad helped her develop the strategy of bouncing back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“I’ve seen her calm down and regain composure. I was able to witness behind the scenes that she truly is a world-class athlete,” said Aro in her Facebook post.“Bouncing back from a setback in just a couple of minutes is an inner game that sets apart the best from the rest,” added Aro. P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano MVP not giving up on Gilas Pilipinas, sets eyes on 2023 and 2027 World Cup View comments
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Duterte mulling ban on plastic use PLAY LIST 00:33Duterte mulling ban on plastic use02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Another big game from Troy Rosario. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines — Bong Ravena wasn’t displeased after this one. With Troy Rosario hitting the telling shots and TNT clamping down hard on NorthPort when it needed to, the KaTropa on Wednesday night extended the best start in the PBA Governors’ Cup to five games after a high-wire 103-100 decision of the Batang Pier at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.And unlike their last victory when he talked to the media with a long face after giving up 120 points to Columbian, Ravena sounded a bit satisfied after this.ADVERTISEMENT Valdez, Maraño lead PH roster Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Becoming his own man DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers KJ McDaniels had 30 points and 18 rebounds in another sterling effort for the KaTropa, who are two wins up on second-running, Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer in the standings. The KaTropa and the Beermen are coming off a championship tussle in the recent Commissioner’s Cup, which San Miguel won.It was a bitter loss for the Batang Pier, who played their best game since opening with a win a few weeks ago.Garvo Lanete waxed hot in the second half, and the Batang Pier actually led by as many as nine early in the fourth period before the KaTropa got the lift they were looking for from Rosario.Later, RR Garcia hit the decisive basket at the buzzer as Phoenix nipped Rain or Shine, 86-84.Garcia’s basket came off a pass from import Eugene Phelps as the Fuel Masters collected their second win in four games. The Painters dropped to 1-4.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ This jewelry designer is also an architect Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIES Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical “[There was] a little improvement on our defense, especially in the latter part,” Ravena said after dealing the Batang Pier their fourth straight loss in a 1-4 card. “We really need to continue working hard, especially on defense.”But it was not entirely about stopping the enemy in the endgame that spelled the TNT win. Rosario had a lot to say about it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manThe Gilas Pilipinas mainstay scored 17 of his 22 in the payoff frame, including the triple that beat the shot clock with 1:06 remaining from deep right corner that shoved the KaTropa ahead for good, 101-100.And after two good defensive stands by the KaTropa, Rosario sealed the win with two free throws with 1.7 ticks to go.
Serena Williams will try to take another step towards a record-setting 23rd grand slam title at the US Open on Thursday while Andy Murray continues his quest to complete a golden summer.World number one Williams faces fellow American Vania King in second round action and a victory would put her five match wins away from breaking the professional era record for grand slam titles that she currently shares with Steffi Graf. (Serena Williams’ 183-week stay at the top under threat)”I can improve a lot,” said Williams, who needed just 63 minutes to get by Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova in the first round. “I can get a lot better. I feel like there’s much, much more I can do. That’s the only thing I can do is do that.”Williams came two wins away from a rare calendar-year grand slam last year only to lose in the US Open semi-finals to eventual runner-up Roberta Vinci of Italy.This year, with a niggling shoulder injury knocking some speed off her usually destructive serve, Williams is not sure what she is capable of.”I had a great experience last year,” she said. “I was going for something that no one has done in a really long time. Yeah, it didn’t end out wonderful for me or the way I wanted it to end. But it was all I could do. That’s all I could do. (Steady Angelique Kerber advances to third round at US Open)”If I could make the semis this year, I’d be excited about that. I need to at least do something.”advertisementFourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska, one of three women who could unseat Williams atop the world rankings following the US Open, meets Britain’s Naomi Broady.Fifth seed Simona Halep faces former French Open finalist Lucie Safarova while sixth seed Venus Williams meets Julia Goerges of Germany.On the men’s side, Wimbledon and Olympic champion Murray plays Marcel Granollers of Spain. Murray has won six of seven career meetings with Granollers and should enjoy smooth passage to the third round.In other action on the men’s side, two-time grand slam winner Stan Wawrinka faces Italy’s Alessandro Giannessi while Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori plays Russia’s Karen Khachanov.
Mundra used a sports analogy to drive the point forMundra used a sports analogy to drive the point for changes in the infrastructure sector, saying many of the players of the past are “retired hurt” and there is a need for new talent to emerge.The infrastructure segment has been one of the biggest pain points, contributing to a bulk of the NPAs for banks.While speaking on the GDP growth to credit growth ratio, Mundra acknowledged there are a few complications like non-capturing of trade credit data, double counting in case of NBFC and HFC credit and a shift to the gross value added (GVA) growth from the traditional GDP.He also said banks need to put in place an efficient way of demand projections for the credit supply. PTI HV AA ARS ANU RDS
Lausanne, Oct 6 (PTI) Stung by the criticism it drew in the Olympics, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has decided to bar all 36 officials, who conducted the Rio Games, from its upcoming events pending an enquiry besides agreeing to modification in the controversial 10-point scoring system. In a meeting of its Referees and Judges (R&Js) and Technical and Rules Commissions here, the AIBA planned “affirmative actions to build on during the new Olympic cycle”. “Rio 2016 was a watershed moment for AIBA. Boxing was in the spotlight for positive reasons, but occasionally also for the wrong ones,” said AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu at the end of the deliberations. “As an organisation, we have pulled together and I am extremely happy with the work that has been done this week by highly experienced members of our commissions, whose expertise and council will allow AIBA and its community to develop further throughout this next Olympic cycle,” he added. The AIBA insisted that the majority of the boxing competition in Rio 2016 was received “very positively” but admitted that “a small number of decisions under debate indicated that further reforms in the AIBA R&J procedures were necessary”. The judging in Rio had drawn strong criticism from boxers with several claiming to be victims of poor officiating. The most prominent case was that of Irishman Michael Conlan, who let it rip on the ringside judges in an expletive-laden tirade after losing to Russian Vladimir Nikitin despite overwhelmingly dominating the bout. In fact, Nikitin had to give a walkover in his next bout as he had been rendered medically unfit owing to the thrashing handed by Conlan. Conlan turned professional after the Games. “…it has been decided that all 36 R&Js that were used at the Olympic Games will not officiate at any AIBA event until the investigation reaches its conclusion, along with further immediate measures adopted by the commissions,” the AIBA statement read. The world body, however, decided to keep its faith in the pro-style 10-point system, which has also been criticised as “opaque” in some quarters, albeit with one change. “AIBA believes that the current 10-point must system, even though its subjective criteria sometimes causes misunderstandings and public debates, is the best scoring method for the sport because it takes into account the four key criteria essential to maintaining high level and entertaining boxing,” the AIBA stated. “What has been recommended by the Commission for future events is the opening up of all five of the judges scorecards to determine the winner of a bout,” it said. (MORE) PTI PM CM CMadvertisement
Symbolic distribution of appointment letters was alsoSymbolic distribution of appointment letters was also taken up following the appointment of 600 junior engineers, 250 health staff of National Health Mission, 25,000 Sakhia ? working in the nutrition areas and 375 Rozgar Sevaks.A total 2000 Self help group mates were given mate-kit and selection letters while 5000 people were given forest pattas.Some people were symbolically given medicated mosquito net out of a total 35 lakh long lasting mosquito nets to mark the day. PTI PVR SUS SUS
Kolkata, Dec 5 (PTI) The Cricket Association of Bengal today wrote a letter to the BCCI requesting not to review the decision of rescheduling the Bengal versus Gujarat Ranji match at its tournament committee meeting tomorrow. “The decision adopted by the BCCI for rescheduling the match is appropriate, the same is also beyond the scope of any review both in factual as well as constitutional powers. “It is sincerely expected that in the longer interest of the game, the decision would not be reviewed abusing the sport of fair play,” CAB joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya wrote in a letter to the BCCI president and secretary. The issue began when the Bengal-Gujarat clash in New Delhi from November 5-8 finished without a ball being bowled because of smog and the contest has now been rescheduled from December 15 in Visakhapatnam. With stiff competition for the quarterfinals in Group A during the business end of the league, it is learnt that the Mumbai Cricket Association supported by the Tamil Nadu CA had raised an objection about the rescheduling and instead suggested that one point each should have been awarded to both the teams. Mumbai lead the group with 29 points from seven matches, five points clear of Gujarat with a match in hand. In third place, Tamil Nadu have 23 from seven matches while Bengal have 17 from six matches on the sixth place in the nine-team table. PTI TAP BS BS
Ravindra Jadeja achieved a milestone in the ongoing fourth Test against England in Mumbai, by becoming the third fastest Indian left-arm spinner to get to 100 wickets.Alastair Cook became his 100th scalp when he trapped the England captain lbw for 18 in the second innings. Pragyan Ojha was the quickest from 22 matches, Vinoo Mankad off 23 matches and Jadeja playing in his 24th Test match. (SCORECARD)Jadeja has formed a potent force with India’s leading spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and in this Test against England, he claimed four wickets in the first innings. The Saurashtra player is turning out to be one of India’s crucial player in the Test set-up, by performing both with the bat and ball.In this ongoing Test series against England, Jadeja has so far claimed 16 wickets. In the previous home series against New Zealand, Jadeja claimed 14 wickets.
Virat Kohli’s maturity as a captain came to the fore on Monday as he made light of Jimmy Anderson’s comments about his technique, urging the England veteran to “move on” but also made it clear that playing “sarcastic mind games” is not his cup of tea.He also said that Ravichandran Ashwin had told Anderson in no uncertain terms about the importance of “accepting defeat”.Anderson in his post-match press conference yesterday had made an uncharitable comment that Kohli’s technical deficiencies was not on display because the pitches in India lack pace and bounce. (Also read: Virat Kohli turns peacemaker to douse Ashwin-Anderson fire)This was after the Indian captain had decimated the England attack scoring 640 runs in four Tests.”I am no one or in no position to question someone else’s technique or faults. They should understand it themselves and work on it. As international cricketers, it is their responsibility. So I am not going to sit here and play sarcastic mind games. I want to focus on good cricket and that is exactly what we have done.”Kohli said India have always been graceful in defeat. (Also read: Virat Kohli takes a dig at England batsmen after James Anderson’s controversial remark)”We focus on our strengths, we accept defeat pretty gracefully. We have never complained, we always find faults in our game and try to improve that. That is exactly what we keep doing in every game that we play.”When Anderson came out to bat, Ashwin was seen talking to him and it was Kohli and the umpires who intervened.advertisementAsked about the incident, Kohli tried to douse the fire. (Also read: Mumbai Test: Virat Kohli 235, R Ashwin 12/167 give India historic series win over England)”It was the first time I was trying to calm things down at a time when Anderson involved. Ashwin was not pleased with whatever he had said in the press (yesterday). Ashwin told me on the ground, I had no clue about it. I was laughing about it, but Ashwin was not too impressed,” Kohli told media persons.”Ashwin let him know, not using bad words at all, I think he said he was pretty disappointed in what he said and it’s important to accept defeat and things like that. You know how Ashwin is, to the point he can really strike you well without using bad words. That’s exactly what happened. Later on, I told James these things happen and it’s time to move on,” Kohli showed that he is ready to put an end to the controversy.However, England captain Alastair Cook said the entire episode has been blown out of proportion.”It was a bit of a sour end really. A disappointing end in terms of how well the spirit between both sides has been. It was clearly reference to what Jimmy said yesterday which has kind of been blown out of all proportions which it can happen here,” said Cook.”Anderson was just stating a fact which if you asked Virat is probably quite true. But yes, it was obviously just ticking up for their captain, which I thought was slightly unnecessary,” he added.
From H S RaoLondon, May 8 (PTI) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar says “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” helped him revisit the key moments of his life and share them with his fans, who have been an important part of his journey.The movie chronicles the 44-year-old cricket icons journey from a young boy to one of the most celebrated sportsmen of all time.”This film has helped me relive theimportantmoments of my life through its making. I remain a private person but realised that there is much I have not revealed or spoken about to those who have been instrumental to my life and career, especially the fans.”I hope the film will be yet another avenue for fans who have showered their love and blessings on me to cherish the journey that we undertook together for over 24 years,” Tendulkar told reporters at a promotional event here.The film, directed by James Erskine, also features fellow team members such as M S Dhoni and Virender Sehwag offering their insights into Tendulkars life and legacy.Erskine, who is known for directing several award-winning films on sports, says it was an honour for him to bring alive the story of a sports legend like Tendulkar.”Directing the film was a wonderful experience. Coming from the UK, I knew that Sachin was a cricketing legend but, even then, it was an eye-opener to see the adoration and respect that Sachin commands across the globe.Erskine says he interacted with Tendulkar, his family and other cricketers to get an insight into his life.advertisement”Sachin is both gracious and a perfectionist, and being able to make this film for the Indian people and many more across the globe was a true honour,” he says.AR Rahman has given music for the film which is set to release on May 26.The film has been produced by Ravi Bhagchandka of 200NotOut. PTI HSR SHD BK
After making the Nokia 3310 (2017) official for the customers to try their hands on, looks like Nokia is now working really hard on its next flagships — Nokia 8 and Nokia 9. Both the devices have been subjected to several leaks, which revealed a lot about these flagship phones. Now, a new video teaser of the Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 comes into the limelight, which also notes a lot about the devices, key one being the coming of dual cameras.Evan Blass, a popular tipster, whose predictions are usually accurate on Tuesday shared a post which reads, “Two unannounced, high-end Nokia phones make brief video debut.” In the post, he also attached an image render which shows four phones, from both rear and front panel. Well, out of the four devices, two are tipped to be Nokia 8 and Nokia 9. While the other two devices remain unnamed.Also Read: Nokia 3310 launched in India at Rs 3310, available from May 18To recall, several rumours making rounds the web suggested that apart from launching the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 next month, HMD Global is working on four new Android phones, which will fall under the high-end category of smartphones. Out of the four, two are almost confirmed to be Nokia 8 and Nokia 9. On the other hand, no one knows about the other two anonymous phones.Going back to Nokia 8 and Nokia 9. The new video that leaks online on Tuesday shows that the smartphones will come with dual camera at the rear panel. Not only that, the image attached with the post that Blass shared on Twitter shows the coming of the devices in various colour ranges as well, with the Nokia branding attached right below the rear camera set up. The video doesn’t reveal any further details about the flagship devices.advertisementTwo unannounced, high-end Nokia phones make brief video debut https://t.co/WZqPY8hw4a pic.twitter.com/xTfcgfNs6a- Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 16, 2017Previous leaks suggest that the upcoming Nokia 9 will be priced around Rs 44,999. However, we aren’t quite sure about the authenticity of the pricing that has come from one of the many leaksters in the industry. Furthermore, in terms of the specifications, Nokia 9 will come with features such as an Iris Scanner and Carl Zeiss cameras.Also Read: Nokia 3310 may not be a smartphone but for Rs 3310 it is one hell of a phoneNokia 9 is also expected to come with a Quad HD 5.5-inch OLED display, Snapdragon 835 processor, Adreno 540 GPU, a massive 6GB of RAM, a 3,800mAh battery with QuickCharge 4 support, 64/128GB of internal storage and Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box. On the camera front, the flagship phone is tipped to come with a 22MP dual lens Carl Zeiss rear camera paired with a 12MP front-facing camera for selfies. For now, this information should be taken with a pinch of salt until Nokia 9 is officially released by HMD Global.Moving to Nokia 8, the smartphone have been subjected to several leaks earlier. Earlier rumours suggested that the smartphone was expected to come in two variants. Out of which, one will be a cheaper version, while the second one is going to a premium model. According to rumours, the low-end variant of the Nokia 8 is going to sport a 5.2-inch QHD AMOLED display, on the other hand, the top-end model of the Nokia 8 will sport a 5.5-inch display.Nokia 8 is also expected to come with Google’s Daydream VR platform support.Furthermore, the smartphone will be equipped with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. While, on the storage front, the smaller variant of the handset will come with 128GB of internal storage, while the top-end version of Nokia 8 will be equipped with 256GB of internal storage. On the pricing front, the 5.2-inch variant of the Nokia 8 will be priced around 4,000 Yuan (roughly Rs 37,220). On the other hand, the 5.5-inch model will cost 4,500 Yuan (roughly 41,873).
Xiaomi launched the successor to its 6.44-inch super-sized Mi Max phablet on Thursday, calling it simply the Mi Max 2. The Mi Max 2, much like its predecessor phone, comes with some likable specs at mainstream prices. Take a look.Specifications:Processor: The Mi Max 2 is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clubbed with Adreno 506 GPU.RAM: 4GBInternal storage: The Mi Max 2 will be available in 64GB and 128GB memory configurations. Both the versions will support expandable memory of up to 128GB via a hybrid micro-SD card slot.Display: Just like the original Mi Max, the Mi Max 2 also comes with a 6.44-inch full-HD IPS display with a 1080×1920 pixel resolution and 342 ppi pixel density.Camera: The Mi Max 2 sports a 12-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and a dual-LED (dual-tone) flash. Interestingly, the Mi Max 2 comes with the same Sony IMX 386 image sensor as the one on-board the company’s flagship Mi 6. The Mi Max 2 will be capable of recording 4K videos. On the front, the Mi Max 2 comes with a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture.Also Read: Xiaomi Mi Max review: A giant that’s surprisingly light on its feetSoftware and connectivity: The Mi Max 2 runs Android Marshmallow-based MIUI and will be upgradable to Android Nougat soon that would bring split-screen multitasking to the phone. The Mi Max 2 further supports dual-SIM, 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready) and USB Type-C for charging and data syncing.Battery: The Mi Max 2 is backed by a massive 5,300Mah battery which is rated to deliver up to 2 days of battery life on regular usage. The Mi Max 2 also supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 — can charge by up to 68 per cent in 1 hour according to Xiaomi — and Parallel Charging which means that you can continue to use the device even while charging.advertisementSpecial features:– The Mi Max 2 — although it comes with the same 6.44-inch 1080p display as the original Mi Max — is a complete overhaul in almost all the other departments including the design making it a thorough upgrade to last year’s model.Also Read: Xiaomi Mi Max 2 launched with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 5300mAh battery– The Mi Max 2 boasts of a full-metal body design, just like the Mi Max, but comes with repositioned antenna lines to enhance looks and rounded edges to enhance ergonomics. The Mi Max 2 also comes with smaller bezels as opposed to the Mi Max.– Last year’s Mi Max came in two processor variants: one with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 and 3GB RAM and another with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 and 4GB RAM. There were speculations that Xiaomi may do something similar with the Mi Max 2 with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 626 and Snapdragon 660 to make the cut. Xiaomi, however, decided to launch the Mi Max 2 in just the one processor variant.– The Mi Max 2, like most Xiaomi phones, comes with an IR blaster that can be used in tandem with the Mi Home app to control smart home appliances.– The Mi Max 2, just like the Mi Max, still belongs to a select niche of super-sized phones which is likely to attract buyers who are into considerable multimedia consumption, but don’t want to shell out on tablets, that on most occasions lack voice calling.Pricing and availability: Price starts at 1699 RMB (roughly Rs 15,953) for the base 4GB RAM/64GB memory model and goes all the way to 1999 RMB (roughly Rs 18,765) for the top-end 4GB RAM/128GB memory model. The phone is exclusive to China for now though and will be available for buying from June 1.
Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani might have rubbished rumours of being in a relationship, but they definitely love to hang out together. From dinner dates to movie nights, the rumoured lovebirds have been spotted together almost everywhere. And Tuesday evening was no different. In fact, it was a special evening as it was Disha’s birthday. The lovebirds decided to catch a film together. While the birthday girl looked stylish in white pants and a yellow top, Tiger sported a causal look. Interestingly, they were accompanied by Tiger’s sister Krishna Shroff. On the work front, they have signed their first film together. Tiger will share screen space with Disha in Baaghi 2. This is the first time that the rumoured lovebirds will be seen together on 70mm. They had earlier come together for the music video of Befikra, and their sizzling chemistry was such a hit that rumours of a real-life romance soon spread like wildfire. However, both actors have denied reports that they are romantically involved and insisted that they are “just good friends.”(Photos: Yogen Shah) ALSO READ: Rumoured lovers Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani to come together for Baaghi 2 ALSO READ: Tiger Shroff takes rumoured girlfriend Disha Patani out on a lunch date ALSO WATCH: Tiger Shroff opens up on kissing Shraddha Kapoor, his stunts and more
West Indies on Sunday bounced back from a stunning defeat against Afghanistan last month to beat India in a low-scoring fourth One Day International at Antigua.Captain Jason Holder took 5/27 as West Indies beat India by 11 runs to stay alive in the series. India lead 2-1 with the fifth and final game on Thursday at Kingston, Jamaica.Neither team impressed with the bat at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium at North Sound.West Indies scored only 189/9 after winning the toss and choosing to bat. It turned out to be enough as India lost their last five wickets for only 19 runs – collapsing from 159/5 in the 45th over to 178 all out with two balls to spare.India opener Ajinkya Rahane hit 60 off 91 balls, including seven fours, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni laboured to 54 from 114 balls with one boundary. Dhoni’s dismissal left India needing 14 to win in the final over with two wickets left.Holder, who took his five-for in 9.4 overs, claimed the final wicket of Mohammed Shami.Evin Lewis and Kyle Hope were joint top-scorers for West Indies on 35. Umesh Yadav took 3/36 and Hardik Pandya 3/40.WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION IN DOUBTThe victory may still not be enough for the West Indies to get a direct entry into the 2019 World Cup in England. They are currently ranked 9th in the world and top eight sides on September 30 cut-off qualify for main draw.West Indies, who are standing at the ninth spot in the ODI rankings, failed to gain any point from the drawn series against Afghanistan in June.advertisementThe five-match series against India was their last realistic chance to try to get those ranking points up in a bid to qualify automatically for the 2019 World Cup.West Indies will have to beat India in the final ODI and win all their 50-overs matches against England and Ireland to keep their hopes alive.(With inputs from AP)