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Ernesto Valverde named new FC Barcelona manager
May 29, 2017 23:13 IST
By Sandip Sikdar
AFP
what happened: La Liga club FC Barcelona named Ernesto Valverde as their new manager on Monday.
what it means: Valverde was unveiled as the successor to Luis Enrique and will take charge of the La Liga runners-up and Copa del Rey champions on a two-year contract.
what next: Valverde, who played for Barcelona from 1988-1990, will be officially unveiled on Thursday.
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Forced to sign divorce papers, Muslim youth kills self
May 29, 2017 22:47 IST
By Tanmay Chatterjee
HT file photo
what happened: A youth from Bengal's Birbhum district committed suicide on Monday, a week after his marriage.
what it means: Yunus Molllah from Chhotochok village in Illamnazar consumed pesticide after his father-in-law, Hafijul Malllick, threatened him with a knife on Saturday and forced him to sign divorce papers.
what next: Jeharul Mollah, alleged that his son married Jeherunesha on May 21. Police have started a probe.
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Former World No.1 Tiger Woods arrested for drink driving
May 29, 2017 22:18 IST
By Sandip Sikdar
AP
what happened: Golfing great Tiger Woods was arrested for drink driving on Monday in Florida.
what it means: According to Palm Beach County Jail records, the former World No.1 golfer Woods was booked for having an unlawful blood alcohol content level.
what next: The 14-time Major winner was booked at 7:18 a.m. on Monday and then released at 10:50 a.m.
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26,500 Indian workers to return from Saudi Arabia
May 29, 2017 21:57 IST
By Jayanth Jacob
Hindustan Times
what happened: 26,500 workers in Saudi Arabia without valid papers or overstayed will return under amnesty scheme
what it means: Indian foreign office says this is an opportunity for the nationals to get their “status” in the Saudi kingdom corrected and return to work in Saudi should they get opportunities in future.
what next: They have to return soon as the amnesty scheme has a 90-day window.
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Poland proposes gathering data on foreigners in country
May 29, 2017 21:57 IST
By Kartikeya Ramanathan
Reuters File
what happened: Deputy defence minister Michal Dworczyk cited security concerns in Europe to justify the move.
what it means: A mostly homogenous and Catholic nation, Poland is refusing to accept migrants from the Middle East and Africa. The stance has drawn condemnation from European Union leaders.
what next: The move has been slammed, with the opposition saying the approach equates foreigners with threats.
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Google Play Music offering 120-day free subscription
May 29, 2017 21:56 IST
By Ramkumar Iyer
HT Photo
what happened: Google is offering a free 120-day subscription to its music streaming service for new users.
what it means: Google's Play Music service allows you to stream and download music from the service's more than 35 million song collection. The service launched in India in April for a fee of Rs. 99 per month.
what next: Google is slowly rolling out Play Music features unique to other countries in India.
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OnePlus launches new referral programme
May 29, 2017 21:56 IST
By Ramkumar Iyer
HT Photo
what happened: The program lets people buy accessories at a discount when they buy a phone from the official store.
what it means: The programme is open to people who've bought a OnePlus phone in the past. People using your referral link to buy a phone from OnePlus will get $20 off on accessories. You'll get 100 referral points.
what next: OnePlus is expected to launch the programme in India as well.
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Animated spin-off of Baahubali series coming to TV
May 29, 2017 19:11 IST
By Collin Rodrigues
HT Photo
what happened: An animated spin-off of the Baahubali films, Bahubali: The Lost Legends, will soon make it to TV.
what it means: The animated series has already been launched on Amazon Prime Video, and now will be launched on the Colors TV channel.
what next: A premiere date for the show is yet to be announced.
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CEO of Apollo Hospitals, Kolkata to face IMA investigation
May 29, 2017 19:09 IST
By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
File photo
what happened: IMA to investigate against Dr Rupali Basu, former CEO of Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals in Kolkata.
what it means: Trouble deepens for Basu as Kolkata Police has already questioned her in the case of medical negligence against Apollo Hospitals authorities. Police questioned her on discrepancies in hospital bills.
what next: Dr Shantanu Sen, state secretary of IMA in West Bengal to head the team to investigate against Basu.
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Abhinav Kohli rubbishes news of wife Shweta's death
May 29, 2017 18:23 IST
By Shreya Mukherjee
shweta.tiwari/Instagram
what happened: Everyone was shocked after death news of TV actor Shweta went viral via a social networking site.
what it means: Reportedly, a message posted on Sakshi Tanwar's fan page on Facebook started the rumour. Abhinav clarified that it's a hoax and also shared that this is the third time this has happened with Shweta.
what next: Shweta is prepping up daughter Palak for her Bollywood debut and planning to make a comeback on TV.
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John Travolta donates his plane to an Australian museum
May 29, 2017 17:56 IST
By Shradha Shahani
AP
what happened: John Travolta donated his Boeing 707 aircraft to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS).
what it means: The plane was part of a delivery of 11 aircraft made to Qantas in 1964, the first jet aircraft in its fleet, and replaced the Lockheed Constellations on long distance flights.
what next: The Hollywood actor hopes to be part of the crew that will fly the aircraft to Australia.
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Will work with Athiya if focus is on her: Suniel Shetty
May 29, 2017 17:38 IST
By Kavita Awaasthi
HT Photo
what happened: Suniel Shetty says he'd love to work with his daughter Athiya Shetty if she got the bigger role.
what it means: Shetty has been asked repeatedly if he'd work with Athiya in a film. But Shetty feels it's his daughter's time and she should be given importance in a film and not him.
what next: Athiya debuted in 2015 with the film Hero, and is busy shooting for her second film, Mubarakan.
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The Kapil Sharma Show gets a 2-month reprieve
May 29, 2017 17:35 IST
By Kavita Awaasthi
HT Photo
what happened: Kapil Sharma's show has got a 2-month extension, as Salman Khan is too busy to shoot Dus Ka Dum.
what it means: After his mid-air fracas with Sunil Grover, Sharma's show ratings had suffered. The channel planned to replace the show with Dus Ka Dum, to be hosted by Khan. But Kapil's show has an extension now.
what next: The channel plans to begin shooting Dus Ka Dum in January 2018.
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My father made me a literate musician: Shilpa Rao
May 29, 2017 17:31 IST
By Rajany Pradhan
Yogen Shah
what happened: Singer Shilpa rao says she listens to all kinds of music only because of her father.
what it means: Calling her father her inspiration, Shilpa says, “I wouldn’t have been what I am today if it wasn’t for him. He made me a literate musician.”
what next: The singer is busy collaborating with other artistes on her next album.
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Indo-Russian film Best Friends to begin shooting soon
May 29, 2017 17:27 IST
By Collin Rodrigues
HT Photo
what happened: Best Friends, an Indo-Russian joint production, will soon begin shooting in Mumbai.
what it means: A children's film, Best Friends is based on the lives of three friends who travel together. Their journey takes them to places such as Chechnya and Moscow, and Mumbai, Delhi and Kashmir.
what next: Shooting for the joint venture will start on June 10 in Mumbai, Delhi and Kashmir.
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Muguruza beats Schiavone, begins French Open title defence
May 29, 2017 16:23 IST
By Leslie Xavier
AFP
what happened: Defending champ Garbine Muguruza beat Francesca Schiavone to enter French Open Rd 2 on Monday.
what it means: Muguruza's iffy form this season saw her arrive in Paris with just three wins on clay. But the Spaniard dispatched 36-year-old Schiavone, the 2010 champ at Roland Garros, 6-2, 6-4.
what next: The fourth seed will meet Estonia's Anett Kontaveit in the second round.
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Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners
May 29, 2017 16:19 IST
By Joyeeta Biswas
Reuters
what happened: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said Europe could no longer rely on Britain and the US.
what it means: She said the bloc "must take its fate into its own hands" faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency. She said Europeans must "fight for our own destiny".
what next: Polls show the chancellor, in power since 2005, on course to be re-elected for a fourth term.
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Great white shark jumps into Australian fisherman's boat
May 29, 2017 16:09 IST
By Joyeeta Biswas
AP
what happened: An Australian fisherman watched a 2.7-metre great white shark land in his boat on Saturday.
what it means: Terry Selwood was left with a badly bruised and bleeding right arm where the shark struck him as it landed on him on the deck. Local volunteers rescued him and he was treated for skin torn off.
what next: Why the 200-kg shark flung itself over the motor and into the anchored boat is a mystery.
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Trump rallies behind son-in-law Kushner, but ties fraying
May 29, 2017 15:58 IST
By Joyeeta Biswas
Reuters file
what happened: Donald Trump dismissed allegations his son-in-law sought a secret communication line with Russia.
what it means: Jared Kushner is also the US president's indispensable aide-de-camp, but the NYT reported that in recent weeks the Trump-Kushner relationship has been showing unmistakable signs of strain.
what next: Trump is seeking expanded teams of lawyers and experienced PR hands to deal with the Russia crisis.
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North Korea fires missile into maritime economic zone
May 29, 2017 15:51 IST
By Kartikeya Ramanathan
Reuters File
what happened: This was the North's third ballistic missile test in as many weeks and the 12th this year.
what it means: The latest missile launch by North Korea has heightened tensions over its nuclear weapons ambitions and was carried out in defiance of UN sanctions warnings and US threats of possible military action.
what next: South Korea's military said the Scud-type missile travelled for 450 km.
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Pak-origin doctor who treated Manchester victims abused
May 29, 2017 15:42 IST
By Kartikeya Ramanathan
Reuters File
what happened: Surgeon Naveed Yasin was en route to hospital when he was told to "go back" to his country.
what it means: Yasin was born and brought up in Keighley, West Yorkshire. He lives in Trafford with his wife and two daughters. His great-grandfather moved to Yorkshire from Pakistan in the 1960s.
what next: "Terror attacks don't discriminate against race or religion but the abuse] didn't either," he said.
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Rights activists in Paris protest Putin visit
May 29, 2017 15:35 IST
By Kartikeya Ramanathan
AP
what happened: The protest aims to draw attention to the situation of gays in Chechnya ahead of Putin's visit.
what it means: The activists want France's Macron to discuss the issue with Putin. A report said Chechen officials humiliate inmates during visits to detention facilities where gay people were allegedly tortured.
what next: Macron and Putin's meet comes in wake of the G7 summit, where relations with Russia were discussed.
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Birbhum police form teams to control crude bomb menace
May 29, 2017 14:32 IST
By Avijit Ghosal
HT Photo
what happened: Twelve-member teams have been set up in police stations in Birbhum to control menace of crude bombs.
what it means: The step taken under instructions from the chief minister indicates the proliferation of crude bombs in this Bengal district. Hundreds of bombs were seized in Birbhum over the past few days.
what next: The special teams are supposed to gather intelligence on bomb making units and raid those.
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Visiting Savarkar's home was as sacred as visiting temple
May 29, 2017 13:59 IST
By Faisal Malik
Hindustan Times
what happened: CM Devendra Fadnavis said visiting Veer Savarkar's home was as sacred as visiting any temple. 
what it means: Fadnavis said this after visiting Savarkar's home at Bhagur in Nashik district to commemorate 134th birth anniversary of the freedom fighter and right wing ideologue.
what next: Savarkar was an institution in himself. His biography should be written in golden words, CM said.
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