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Mohammed Siraj drives straight from airport to graveyard to pay last respects to his departed father

While Mohammed Siraj has been receiving accolades and praise for his stunning show in Australia, the pacer was well aware of the loss he had suffered in the form of his father while being in Australia. While his teammates went to their respective homes, Siraj drove straight from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad to the graveyard in Khairtabad to pay his last respect to his departed father.

Sports

Mohammed Siraj drives straight from airport to graveyard to pay last respects to his departed father

While Mohammed Siraj has been receiving accolades and praise for his stunning show in Australia, the pacer was well aware of the loss he had suffered in the form of his father while being in Australia. While his teammates went to their respective homes, Siraj drove straight from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad to the graveyard in Khairtabad to pay his last respect to his departed father.

Politics

World surprised at Indian economy's V-shaped recovery: Amit Shah

The Indian economy is undergoing a "V-shaped recovery" and the world is watching the same in surprise, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday. Shah, one of the senior-most members of the Cabinet, also said the COVID-19 vaccination drive is progressing well and once everyone is vaccinated, "we will attain victory over the pandemic."

Technology

PhonePe beats Google Pay, becomes top UPI app

According to the data recently released by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the Walmart-backed Unified Payments Interface (UPI) app PhonePe has topped the charts for December. The parameters include transaction volume as well as total value of the transactions for the month. The app has beaten Google Pay, Amazon Pay, NPCI's own BHIM UPI app, and Paytm by a significant margin.

Entertainment

Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli snapped first time post daughter’s birth

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Indian cricketer Virat Kohli were snapped for the first time on Thursday post the birth of their daughter. The couple happily posed for the paparazzi. Anushka chose denim jeans and top while Virat donned black shirt and pants. Complying with the COVID-19 rules, the star couple was also wearing masks. Anushka gave birth to her and Virat’s first child on January 11, 2021.

Business

India seen contributing 15% of global growth by FY26

The ongoing key reforms such as sops for manufacturing, easier labour laws, wooing FDI inflows and privatisation will help improve productivity and support long-term growth at 7.5-8 per cent levels, which if played out well, can help India contribute 15 per cent of global GDP growth by FY2026, says a report.

Miscellaneous

5 dead after fire breaks out at SII Manjari premises; 'Covishield vaccine facility unaffected', Says CEO Adar Poonawalla

Five persons died and nine were evacuated from a building in the Serum Institute of India's Manjari premises here after a fire broke out at the facility on Thursday, police said. Covishield vaccine production won't be hit due to the fire, Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla said. The Manjari facility is where the Covishield vaccine used in the nationwide inoculation drive against the pandemic is made.