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Lionel Messi fined for 'Newell's' tribute to Argentina legend Diego Maradona in Osasuna clash

Lionel Messi and Barcelona have been fined a combined 780 euros after the player was shown a yellow card for lifting his shirt to pay tribute to the late Diego Maradona following his goal in Sunday's 4-0 win over Osasuna. Messi, who was fined 600 euros while his club were fined 180, paid homage to his late compatriot by taking off his Barca shirt to reveal a Newell's Old Boys shirt belonging to Maradona.

Sports

Australia climb to top spot in ICC World Cup Super League table, India stand sixth

Australia have climbed to the top spot in ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League points table after registering a 2-1 victory over India in the three-match ODI series which ended on Wednesday. Hosts Australia are standing at the No.1 place in the standings with a total of 40 points. India, on the other hand, clinched the third and last game of the ODI series against Australia and occupy the No.6 position with nine points.

Former Jaipur Maharaja passes away
Politics

Former Jaipur Maharaja dies due to coronavirus

Former Maharaja of Jaipur and Ex-Member of Parliament from Rajasthan's Dausa, Prithviraj, passed away on Wednesday due to novel coronavirus. 84-year-old Prithviraj breathed his last on Wednesday evening. He played an instrumental role in boosting tourism in the state and was the director of the famous Rambagh Palace situated in Jaipur. Prithviraj was the son of late formal Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Man Singh.

Moon Sampling by China's spacecraft
Technology

Chinese spacecraft completes moon sampling successfully

China's Chang'e 5 spacecraft, which was sent to gather material from a previously unexplored part of the moon has successfully completed the mission. The Chinese spacecraft is ready to send back the world's first lunar samples in four decades. China aims to have a crewed space station by 2022. Chang'e 5 spacecraft is going to collect two kilograms of material from an area known as Oceanus Procellarum -- or "Ocean of Storms".

Entertainment

Rajinikanth to launch new political party in January 2020, Announcement to be made on December 31

Actor Rajinikanth took to Twitter to announce that a political party will be launched in January 2020. He further mentioned that an announcement regarding the same would be made on December 31. This announcement was made a day after he met senior office bearers of his forum, the Rajini Makkal Mandram. Later on Wednesday, he said he "will announce my decision soon" on his plans for electoral politics.

Business

RBI asks HDFC Bank to stop digital activities, Sourcing new credit card customers

Private sector lender HDFC Bank on Thursday said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked it temporarily stop all launches of its upcoming digital business-generating activities and sourcing of new credit card customers after outage at its data centre which impacted operations last month. The order has directed the bank board to examine the lapses and fixes accountability, HDFC Bank said.

Allahabad HC on live in
Miscellaneous

Allahabad High Court says two adults can live together without families' interference

The Allahabad High Court has maintained that two adults in a live-in relationship have the right to live peacefully without the interference of their families. A bench comprising Justice Anjani Kumar Mishra and Justice Prakash Padia directed SSP Farrukhabad to provide security to a couple that lives together (Kamini Devi and Ajay Kumar from Farrukhabad) and has been facing harassment by family members.