Yami Gautam reacts to Filmfare snub, says ‘don’t need validation from anyone’; Ayushmann Khurrana says he’s ‘so proud’ of her

Actor Yami Gautam has shared a statement on being snubbed at the recent Filmfare awards, for her performance in Bala. She wrote in an Instagram post that she felt compelled to say something in response to the ‘countless messages’ that she has been receiving, “for getting overlooked and not being nominated for (her) performance in Bala.”

South Africa vs Australia: ‘The last time I was here…’ – Steve Smith on playing in SA for the first time since Sandpapergate

Australia batsman Steve Smith says his reception in South Africa has been “lovely” on his first tour since the infamous ‘Sandpapergate’ scandal, but expects that to change when he steps onto The Wanderers on Friday. Australia take on hosts South Africa in the first match of a three-game Twenty20 International series at a ground nicknamed ‘The Bull Ring’ for its hostile atmosphere, where England’s Ben Stokes had an altercation with a fan as recently as last month.

India vs New Zealand: ‘Enjoy meeting our own people’ -?Virat Kohli and Co visit Indian High Commission in Wellington – Watch

Virat Kohli and his troops visited the Indian High Commission in Wellington on Wednesday ahead of their first Test against New Zealand starting Friday. India will be eager to finish the tour on a high after being hammered 0-3 in the ODI series. They had earlier won the T20I series 5-0. Ahead of the Wellington Test, the Indian High Commission hosted a reception for the players and skipper Kohli expressed his gratitude after being invited on behalf of his team.

India vs New Zealand: ‘May be inexperienced but are classy’ – Tim Southee on India’s openers

India’s opening pair of Mayank Agarwal and Prithivi Shaw may be inexperienced but has enough talent to make a difference in the upcoming two-Test series, feels senior New Zealand pacer Tim Southee. With Rohit Sharma ruled out due to hamstring injury and KL Rahul not selected, the onus is on Shaw (2 Tests) and Agarwal (9 Tests) to give India a good start against the likes of Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Matt Henry in the series beginning on Friday.

Traffic chaos rules the roads in Khanna

Considered to be a boon, the elevated road at National Highway–1 (now called NH-44) has become a bane for residents of the town. As the road has bisected the town in two sections — East and West — commuting on slip roads has become dangerous for residents.

Ludhiana SHO, aide held with 10gm heroin

Ludhiana A team of Special Task Force (STF), Ludhiana unit, arrested Division Number 2 SHO sub-inspector Amandeep Singh Gill, 39, and his aide Ajay Kumar for possessing 10.35gram heroin from Khasi Kalan village, around 14km from district headquarters, on Tuesday night. Police commissioner Rakesh Agrawal has suspended the SHO with immediate effect.

Kidnapped man alerts colleague in Maithili language, police rescue him

New Delhi: Offered a chance to call his family or friends to arrange a ransom of R10 lakh, a kidnapped man called his colleague and spoke to him in the Maithili language to discreetly alert him about his situation. His colleague took the hint and called the police, who went on to set a trap and rescue the victim who had been confined in a running car for nearly 11 hours on Tuesday.

India vs New Zealand:?Virat Kohli 11 runs away from surpassing Sourav Ganguly in elite list

Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli will be on the verge of achieving another major milestone when he takes the field during the first Test encounter against New Zealand in Wellington on Friday. The talismanic batsman, who has already claimed a number of records in the longest format of the sport, is just 11 runs away from becoming the fifth highest run scorer in Tests for India. Former skipper Sourav Ganguly currently holds the fifth spot with 7212 runs. The list is topped by Sachin Tendulkar (15921 runs) followed by Rahul Dravid (13265), Sunil Gavaskar (10122), VVS Laxman (8781) and Virender Sehwag (8503).