PV Sindhu undecided about playing Denmark tour event

Indian shuttlers are reconsidering their plans to travel to Denmark and play in the one-off Denmark Open, with PV Sindhu likely to decide closer to the last date of entries. With the Thomas Uber Cup (TUC) deferred to an undecided date in 2021, Sindhu is still contemplating if travelling to Odense will be feasible. Large scale withdrawals from top nations had marred the TUC lead-up, and Indonesia’s pullout was seen as the final tipping point for organisers to call off the tournament in October. While the world reacted with disappointment at badminton struggling to take…

David Warner: An endearing family man and a social media sensation

 After a dozen uninterrupted appearances at the IPL, these regulars boast cent percent attendance and the eternal promise of a plucky 13th year of reinventions. Featuring IPL’s most prominent mainstays, an Express countdown to India’s big sports reopening Saturday night. It’s quite a story. A hardened professional known for his imperious batting, snarls, and clashes on the field and in stairwells, the villain in a ball-tampering scandal, moved to tears on air, and then the impressive cricketing comeback. David Warner has perhaps finally secured what had proved elusive throughout his career, at…

Mixed reactions in India to Thomas, Uber Cups deferred

The decision by Badminton World Federation (BWF) to defer Thomas and Uber Cups sparked mixed reactions in India. Twice postponed, the cups were scheduled from October 3-11 in Denmark before being moved to 2021. Subhankar Dey and national selector U Vimal Kumar criticised the decision but HS Prannoy, Saina Nehwal and Chirag Shetty said BWF were right in rescheduling after a number of countries, including powerhouses Indonesia and South Korea, had pulled out due to Covid-19. India’s participation had faced trouble after PV Sindhu, Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, B Sai…

Life is easier when knowledge is mixed with desire of 17-year-old: Sunil Chhetri

Readers Messenger Network- With 72 goals for India and getting younger with time, it fit that Sunil Chhetri, 36, would speak on Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent international century. In this exclusive interview to Hindustan Times, the India and Bengaluru FC captain also spoke on life in the lockdown, dealing with a bio-secure bubble, why India’s games against Bangladesh and Afghanistan still haunt him and more. Excerpts: It’s been over six months since you last played a competitive game. Is this the longest break in your career? By far. We footballers, those…

Apple kicks off critical holiday season with watch that monitors blood oxygen

Apple Inc on Tuesday introduced a new Apple Watch Series 6 that monitors blood oxygen and starts at $399, kicking off a fall product lineup for a holiday shopping season that will be unlike any other due to Covid-19. Apple is also introducing a low-cost Apple Watch SE starting at $279 that does not monitor blood oxygen saturation. Apple was expected to update several products including iPads and headphones at an event on Tuesday broadcast from its Cupertino, California, headquarters. Its biggest seller – the iPhone – is expected to…

After saying no, Toyota says yes to expansion plan in India

Toyota Motor Corp. said on Tuesday that it remains committed to the Indian market and its local unit announced an investment of more than ₹2,000 crore, just hours after a report cited a top company official as saying that the company will halt its expansion plans because of high taxes on cars. “The future of sustainable mobility is strong here in India and Toyota is proud to be part of this journey. We are investing 2000+ crore towards the electrification of vehicles,” Vikram Kirloskar, vice-chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motors, the…

Indian spot gold rate and silver price on Sep 16, 2020

An increase of 0.02% in spot gold price in India was seen since yesterday, taking the value to Rs. 51460.0 from Rs. 51450.0. It was also higher than the previous week average of Rs. 50805.71 by 1.29%. Although the gold price in both global($1959.9) as well as Indian market(Rs. 51460.0) experienced a growth, the spot gold prices in Indian market grew by a lesser rate of 0.02% as compared to Global gold prices of 0.31%. Gold and other precious metals on Sep 16, 2020 Global spot prices continued to grow…

SBI changing rules for OTP-based cash withdrawal facility from September 18

From September 18, the State Bank of India (SBI) customers will be able to avail the one-time password (OTP) based cash withdrawal facility throughout the day. This facility allows SBI’s customers to withdraw Rs 10,000 and above from its ATMs by entering an OTP sent on their registered mobile number, along with their debit card PIN each time. Active since January 1, 2020 for the purpose of extra security, this service can currently be availed between 8 PM-8 AM. “With the introduction of 24×7 OTP-based cash withdrawal facility, SBI has…

Sushant case: Viscera report to be ready after September 17

The analysis report of Sushant Singh Rajput’s viscera sample at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is likely to be ready on September 17 or 20. The samples had been analysed in Mumbai once after the autopsy and were sent to AIIMS for a second analysis. “We have just received some of the materials from Maharashtra and will take some time to give out a report. Some of the papers are in Marathi and need to be translated. A medical board is likely to be convened on September 17 and…

Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi govt over deaths of migrant workers

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the government for stating in Parliament on Monday — the first day of the 18-day uninterrupted monsoon session — that it did not know how many migrant workers had died during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19)-induced lockdown while returning to their native places. “Modi government does not know how many migrant workers died or how many people lost their jobs during the lockdown,” he tweeted in Hindi. “You didn’t count so what, nobody died? Yes, but it is unfortunate that there was no impact on the…