Smriti Mandhana Says India Will Go All Out Against Australia


India registered their third consecutive victory in the ongoing ICC Women’s World T20 when they defeated Ireland in a group B match at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Ahead of their match against World No.1 Australia, India opener Smriti Mandhana said that India’s mindset will remain the same as it was from the beginning, “to dominate each and every match.” The Indian opener further added that they will go all out in their last group match against Australia. With the semi-final berth already booked, a young Indian squad, having ticked all the right boxes, will aim to maintain their momentum in the tournament.

“That’s what our mindset will be, and to go all out. Before coming into the World T20, Ramesh Powar (coach) had told us that you have to dominate each and every match, so that is the only mindset which we had the last three matches, and I don’t think it will change in the next match,” icc-cricket.com quoted Mandhana as saying.

India are currently placed second in Group B standings with six points and a win against Australia will push them to the top. However, Mandhana said that they are not looking to top the table.

“I think we will be looking at it as a match only and not just like we need to be on the top of the table of this group,” Mandhana added.

India have never won the World T20 in their previous five attempts with their best result being a semi-final appearance in 2009 and 2010.

In their tournament opener, India beat New Zealand by 34 runs and followed it up with a seven-wicket victory against arch-rivals Pakistan. Following that, India beat a deflated Ireland side by 52 runs to reach the semi-finals.



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Wear OS ‘H’ Update Unveiled by Google, Brings Battery Saver Changes, Smart App Resume, and More


Google has unveiled Wear OS update called the ‘H Update’, bringing features like an updated Battery Saver mode, improved off body efficiency, smart app resume for all apps, and two-step power off. H Update will be a part of Wear OS 2.2.

“In the next few months, you should soon see a system update on your device labelled ‘System Version: H’,” a Community Manager at Wear OS, Google wrote in a support post on Thursday. The Wear OS by Google Twitter handle also tweeted about the upcoming update.

The new battery saver mode that would come with the Wear OS ‘H Update’ would extend the device battery further by turning on ‘Battery Saver’ to only display the time once your battery falls below 10 percent.

“Additionally, after 30 minutes of inactivity your watch will go into deep sleep mode to conserve battery,” the post added, detailing the improved off body efficiency.

With the introduction of Smart App Resume feature for all apps, users would be able to pick up where they left off across all apps on their watches.

The search-engine giant is also included a two-step power off functionality that would enable users to turn off their watches by holding the power button until they see the power off screen and then choose to either “power off” or “restart.”

“This update will be progressively rolling out over the coming months. Your device may not immediately be eligible for this update and will be determined by your watch manufacturer. Some functionality may vary by device,” the post said.





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German far right party leader defends questioned donations


A leading German far-right politician defended herself Friday against suggestions she might have knowingly accepted illegal campaign donations.

“I resolutely reject the allegations,” Alice Weidel, co-head of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany, said in a statement before a meeting of the party’s leadership in the eastern city of Magdeburg.

“They lack any basis and represent an attempt to discredit me personally and politically,” she said.

Prosecutors in the southern city of Konstanz have asked parliament to lift Weidel’s immunity so they can investigate donations totaling about 130,000 euros ($146,500) that her local party chapter received from Switzerland last year.

German law allows party donations from outside the European Union only if they are made by German or EU citizens. Switzerland isn’t a member of the 28-nation bloc.

Alternative for Germany said the money, marked “campaign donation Alice Weidel,” was used to pay bills — reported to include social media advertising and lawyer’s fees — but later refunded to the sender after doubts were raised about its legality.

German media reported that the donation had been funneled through a Swiss pharmaceutical company’s account to hide the true sender’s identity.

Weidel claimed Friday that reports on the case contained “significant errors,” without elaborating. She declined to comment on the legal investigation.

Separately, her party — known by its acronym AfD — has acknowledged receiving 150,000 euros from a Netherlands-based foundation called Stichting Identiteit Europa. The party said that donation, also sent to Weidel’s local chapter, was returned three months later because “neither the identity nor the motivation of the donor could be determined without doubt.”

AfD leaders said after their meeting with Weidel in Magdeburg that “the matter is being investigated very intensively at all levels of the party at the moment.”

It added that party leaders “see no fault” on the part of Weidel.

AfD came third in national elections last year.

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David Rising contributed to this report.



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Deepika Padukone’s First Photo Leacked after wedding with Ranveer singh


नई दिल्‍ली: चाहे सोनम कपूर की शादी हो या फिर अनुष्‍का शर्मा की, शादी के तुरंत बाद इन दोनो सितारों की तस्‍वीरों से इंटरनेट पट गया था. लेकिन दीपिका पादुकोण और रणवीर सिंह ने अपनी शादी को कुछ ऐसा प्राइवेट रखा है कि उनकी तब तक कोई तस्‍वीर सामने ही नहीं आई, जब तक उन दोनों ने खुद अपनी झलक सोशल मीडिया पर शेयर नहीं की. लेकिन शादी के पहले भले ही यह जोड़ी खुद को दुनिया की नजरों से बचा ले गई हो, लेकिन शादी के बाद भवनानी परिवार की दुल्‍हन बन चुकी दीपिका पादुकोण की पहली झलक इंटरनेट पर आखिरकार आ ही गई है.

दीपिका और रणवीर सिंह की शादी गुरुवार को इटली में पंजाबी-सिंधी रीति-रिवाज से हुई है. इस शादी में दीपिका और रणवीर दोनों ही लाल रंग के डिजाइनर सब्‍यसाची के ड्रेस में नजर आए. सिंधी अंदाज में हुई इस शादी की थीम लाल रखी गई और पूरे वेन्‍यू को गुलाब के फूलों से सजाया गया था. जबकि वहीं एक दिन पहले यानी बुधवार को कोंकणी अंदाज में शादी हुई थी. ऐसे में शादी के बाद की दीपिका पादुकोण की एक फोटो सामने आई हैं, जिमसें वह अपने रिलेटिव्‍स के साथ नजर आ रही हैं. यह फोटो गुरुवार को हुई शादी के बाद शाम की पार्टी का है.

बॉलीवुड के प्रसिद्ध फोटोग्राफर मानव मंगलानी ने भी यह फोटो शेयर किया है.  

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बता दें कि दीपिका और रणवीर ने कोंकणी और सिंधी रीति-रिवाज में शादी की है. इन दोनों सितारों ने पूरा ध्‍यान रखा कि उनकी शादी की कोई भी तस्‍वीर सोशल मीडिया पर उनके पोस्‍ट करने से पहले न पहुंचे. इसी के चलते शादी में शरीक हुए मेहमानों को भी फोन ले जाने की इजाजत नहीं थी.

रणवीर सिंह ने दीपिका पादुकोण को पहनाई करोड़ों की इंगेजमेंट रिंग, जानें इसकी कीमत

‘राम-लीला’, ‘बाजीराव मस्तानी’ और ‘पद्मावत’ जैसी फिल्मों में एक साथ काम करे चुके दीपिका और रणवीर 10 अक्टूबर को इटली के लिए रवाना हुए थे. दोनों ने ही इस दौरान सफेद रंग के कपड़े पहने थे. शादी के बाद 21 और 28 नवम्बर को क्रमश: बेंगलुरू और मुंबई में रिसेप्शन का आयोजन किया जाएगा.

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Woman refuses to hold escalator handrail, case to be heard in Supreme Court of Canada


The Supreme Court of Canada On Thursday agreed to hear the case of a woman who was arrested and ticketed back in 2009 for refusing to hold an escalator handrail at a subway station.

Bela Kosoian was “taken by force” by a police officer who told her to respect a pictogram with instruction, “hold the handrail,” at the station in Laval, a Montreal suburb, The Canadian Press reported. She said she did not consider the image to be an obligation, the report said.

The officers detained her for about 30 minutes and issued her two tickets: one for $100 and another for $320, The Press reported. Kosoian was acquitted of the two infractions in 2012.

The Montreal Transit Corp. said at the time that it had never issued a ticket over someone’s refusal to hold a handrail, The Montreal Gazette reported.

Kosoian filed a $45,000 lawsuit against the Montreal Transit Corp., the City of Laval and the officer involved, according to the report.

Quebec court rejected her suit in 2015, as did the Quebec Court of Appeal in 2017. Now, the country’s Supreme Court will decide the case.

The Montreal Transit Corp. and the City of Laval were not immediately available to comment on the case, The Press reported.



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