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India opt to bowl against Pakistan in Asia Cup

Sports News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 19:09
India opt to bowl against Pakistan in Asia Cup

Mirpur (Dhaka), Feb.27 (ANI): India have won the toss and elected to bowl against arch-rivals Pakistan in the fourth Asia Cup contest here at Shere Bangla National Stadium on Saturday.

Ajinkya Rahane has replaced injured regular left-hand opener Shikhar Dhawan as the only change in the squad that won the opening match against hosts Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, Shahid Afridi will lead Pakistan against India for the first time as T20 captain.

Both nations will take to the field together for the first time since the last World T20 in 2014.

The playing XI of both the sides is as follows:

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80,000 people notified by University of California of cyber attack

US News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 18:09
80,000 people notified by University of California of cyber attack

New York, Feb.27 : The University of California Berkeley has notified 80,000 people of a possible cyber attack on a system that stores social security and bank account numbers.

The University reported about an incident when a hacker gained access to its financial management software due to a security flaw in the system in December last year, Reuters reported.

"The security and privacy of the personal information provided to the university is of great importance to us. We regret that this occurred and have taken additional measures to better safeguard that information," said Paul Rivers, UC Berkeley's chief information security officer.

The university further said among those potentially affected are current and former students, faculty and vendors who work at school. (ANI)


Van Gaal blasts relentless Man Utd exit rumours

Sports News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 18:00
Van Gaal blasts relentless Man Utd exit rumours

Johannesburg, Feb.27 : Manchester United under-fire manager Louis van Gaal has described constant speculation about his possible departure from the Old Trafford club as ' absolute scandal' and 'ridiculous.'

The Dutchman also accused his critics of unfairly targeting him for United's struggling season and not criticising players, the Mirror reported.

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been heavily linked with the managerial role at Old Trafford after United repeated poor performances and after the club's early exit from the Champions League.

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Atari founder Nolan Bushnell tags Steve Jobs as `problematic employee`

Entertainment News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 16:50
Atari founder Nolan Bushnell tags Steve Jobs as `problematic employee`

Melbourne, Feb. 27: Nolan Bushnell, the man who famously founded legendary developer and publisher Atari in 1972, has recently revealed that Steve Jobs was a problematic employee.

In an interview with Alex Malley, the 73-year-old entrepreneur said that "Steve had one speed: full speed ahead. I'm not sure about this but I actually think Steve was living there, so people used to complain that he didn't smell that well.. I'd come in on the weekend and he'd be there, I'd come in late at night and he'd be there," News.com.au reports


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Sidharth-Alia's party anthem `Kar Gayi Chull` crosses 10m views

Entertainment News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 16:41
Sidharth-Alia's party anthem `Kar Gayi Chull` crosses 10m views

New Delhi, Feb. 27 : Hitting every dance floor these days, the much-loved party anthem, 'Kar Gayi Chull' from Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt's much anticipated film `Kapoor & Sons' has amassed ten million views.

Expressing her happiness, Alia took to her Twitter handle to share a picture of the song, captioning it as, #10MKarGayiChull @S1dharthM @sonymusicindia @shakunbatra @karanjohar @_fawadakhan_."

Karan Johar retweeted the pic by writing #kargayiChull10million congrats team @AmaalMallik @Its_Badshah @Fazilpuria @Sukritikakar @iAmNehaKakka."


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NASA explorer decodes interstellar magnetic field

US News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 16:09
NASA explorer decodes interstellar magnetic field

Washington: What is out there at the edge of our solar system? Scientists using data from NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer
(IBEX) have pinned down an interstellar magnetic field which lies at the very edge of the giant magnetic bubble surrounding our solar system called the heliosphere.

Immediately after its 2008 launch, IBEX spotted a curiosity in a thin slice of space: More particles streamed in through a long, skinny swath in the sky than anywhere else.

The origin of the so-called "IBEX ribbon" was unknown - but its very existence opened doors to observing what lies outside our solar system, the way drops of rain on a window tell you more about the weather outside.


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Recovering Federer to skip Indian Wells Masters

Sports News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 16:01
Recovering Federer to skip Indian Wells Masters

Johannesburg, Feb.27 : World number three Roger Federer has revealed that he will miss next month's Indian Wells Masters as he continues to recover from knee surgery.

The Swiss maestro had been expected to be sidelined for a month after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus sustained the day after his semi-final defeat to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open last month, Sport24 reported.

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Karisma files dowry harassment case against Sanjay Kapur

Entertainment News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 15:31
Karisma files dowry harassment case against Sanjay Kapur

New Delhi, Feb 27 : The on-going divorce case of Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor and her estranged husband Sanjay Kapur just took an uglier turn, with the actress filing a dowry harassment case against him and his mother Rani Sunder Kapur.

According to a leading daily, Khar police have registered an FIR filed by Karisma, wherein she accuses the Kapurs of mental cruelty and harassment.


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Sprint revives two-year contract option with customers

US News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 14:47
Sprint revives two-year contract option with customers

New York, Feb.27 : American telecommunications holding company Sprint has decided to revive two-year contracts option with customers alongside a monthly installment plan and a full-price purchase.

Sprint said it brought the option back after receiving feedback from customers, the Verge quoted Fierce Wireless.

"We listened to our customers and are giving them more choices to get their new device," a company spokesperson said.

Headquartered in Kansas, United States, Sprint provides wireless services and is a major global Internet carrier. It is the fourth largest wireless network operator in the United States, and serves 58.4 million customers as of January 2016.


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Guy Pearce opens up about past drug addiction

Entertainment News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 14:38
Guy Pearce opens up about past drug addiction

Melbourne, Feb. 27 : Australian actor Guy Pearce, who was once a drug addict, recently said that he feels that his future is brighter after he has cut-back on drugs and drinking.

In an interview, the 48-year-old actor revealed that his life was shaken up last year, adding that now he is not taking drugs and drinking alcohol like he used to, News.com.au reports.

"And you know, I'm not taking drugs and drinking like I used to so I can generally deal with this on a fairly responsible level," he said.


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Oz marathon runner Pat Farmer visits Sabarmati Ashram at halfway mark

Sports News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 14:34
Oz marathon runner Pat Farmer visits Sabarmati Ashram at halfway mark

Ahmedabad, Feb.27 : Australian ultra-marathoner Pat Farmer, who embarked on a 60-day 'Spirit of India Run' to Kashmir from Kanyakumari last month, marked his halfway point with a visit to the home of one of India's greatest leaders.

On the way to Ahmedabad, the largest city in the state of Gujarat, Farmer and his crew stopped by Sabarmati Ashram - the home where Mahatma Gandhi developed his plans for an independent India.

"Today I had the great privilege, one of the greatest moments of my life, to be able to step inside Mahatma Gandhi's home," Farmer said.

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Sidharth fire backs at KRK over comment on Alia

Entertainment News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 13:53
Sidharth fire backs at KRK over comment on Alia

New Delhi, Feb. 27 : When Kamal R Khan pointed a finger towards Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra got on his back, fully armed.

The Twitter rant between KRK and the 31-year-old actor started when KRK passed a cheap comment over Siddharth and Alia's recent Vogue photo shoot.

KRK tweeted, "Alia looks so Bacchi in panty but still some people keep forcing her to wear it."

Replying to his comment, Sidharth wrote, "Sir ! We also try very hard to tell u to shut up but u keep tweeting ! @kamaalrkhan."


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Sidharth- Alia's latest Vogue beach shoot is piping hot!

Entertainment News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 13:51
Sidharth- Alia's latest Vogue beach shoot is piping hot!

New Delhi, Feb. 27 : Even before their much-anticipated flick `Kapoor and Sons` hits theaters, Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt have soared up the temperature with their sizzling chemistry on Vogue magazine's latest cover.

On the cover, the 31-year-old bare-chested Sidharth, who sported swimming trunks for the sexy shoot, flaunted his toned body and muscles, while Alia looked hot in a blue crop top and orange knickers.

Interestingly, it all started with Sidharth asked Alia if she'd like to go to the Maldives. And the result was their hot beach photo shoot.


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Kohli's die-hard Pakistani fan granted bail

Sports News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 13:44
Kohli's die-hard Pakistani fan granted bail

Karachi, Feb.27 : The die-hard Pakistani fan of Virat Kohli, who was arrested last month for hoisting the Indian flag on the rooftop of his house, has been granted bail by a court.

According to the Dawn, the Additional district and Sessions court in Okara admitted bail plea of Umer Daraz, whose initial bail plea was rejected by a local magistrate last week.

The court also ordered Daraz to furnish a surety bond worth Rs 50,000.

Daraz was celebrating Kohli's knock of 90 not out, which set up India's 37-run win in the first of three Twenty20 internationals against Australia in January.

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UN endorses Russia-US deal, demands halt in Syria fighting

US News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 13:31
UN endorses Russia-US deal, demands halt in Syria fighting

United Nations: The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to demand a halt to the fighting in Syria.

The adoption on Friday coincided with the scheduled implementation of the cessation of hostilities agreement reached by Russia and the US, Xinhua reported.

According to the deal, the halt was to begin at midnight (Damascus time) on Friday in the middle of the council session.

"It`s zero hour, Damascus time," Japanese Ambassador Motohide Yoshikawa said as the clock struck within a minute of the scheduled starting time.

The new council resolution welcomed a February 11 statement from the 17-member International Syrian Support Group (ISSG) that seeks humanitarian aid access to Syria and a halt in fighting.


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Yogesh Raut`s `sexless` `Episode 13` failed to attract producers

Entertainment News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 13:19
Yogesh Raut`s `sexless` `Episode 13` failed to attract producers

New Delhi, Feb. 27 : Yogesh Raut, from the 'Mano Ya Na Mano' fame, who is bringing the first found footage horror film of Marathi cinema, recently revealed that it was difficult for him to find a producer for his short film 'Episode 13' because it didn't have sex.


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It's a wrap for ` Rock On!! 2'!

Entertainment News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 13:07
It's a wrap for ` Rock On!! 2'!

New Delhi, Feb. 27 : Now, it's a time to kick-start 'Rock On!! 2' promotions, as the shooting of the upcoming film has come to an end.

Confirming the wrap up news, Farhan Akhtar tweeted a picture with Prachi Desai, captioning it as, "And that's a picture wrap on #RockOn2 for @ItsPrachiDesai .. Thank you and stay amazing.. Big hug."

The `Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai` actress retweeted the pic writing, "Whoever said farewells were easy. Thank u for making it special Adi! Will miss u. Love Sakshi #Reelstory #RockOn2."


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Jayawardene refutes `disappointing` criticism from SLC chief

Sports News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 13:05
Jayawardene refutes `disappointing` criticism from SLC chief

Colombo, Feb. 27 : Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene, who was hired as England's batting consultant for next month's World T20 in India, has described his country's cricket board President Thilanga Sumathipala's criticism as 'disappointing.'

The 38-year-old argued that his ten-day assignment with England is aimed at helping England batsmen improve their techniques in subcontinent conditions and not toward providing any specific tactical information about Sri Lanka.

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