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Thursday, August 17, 2017

2017 India Tour of Sri Lanka - Upul Tharanga To Lead Sri Lanka In ODI Series Against India



Upul Tharanga will lead a 15-man Sri Lanka squad in the the five-match ODI series against India that begins in Dambulla on Sunday August 20,2017


Tharanga endured a horrendous Test series against India, scoring only 88 runs in six innings, which Sri Lanka lost by a comprehensive 0-3 margin. But the upcoming series will be the left-handed batsman's first in-charge of the team after Angelo Mathews gave up the ODI captaincy post the 2-3 loss against Zimbabwe at home in July. While Mathews is still part of the squad, seasoned pacer Lasith Malinga has also made a comeback.
There are two other changes from the Sri Lankan squad which featured in the last three ODIs against Zimbabwe.
Pacer Nuwan Pradeep and all-rounder Asela Gunaratne are out due to injuries and their places in the side has been taken by young fast bowler Lahiru Kumara and left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara, who both featured in the recent Test series against the Indians.
Skipper Tharanga has called for support from his countrymen ahead of what should prove to be another tough outing against the higher-ranked India.
"Every team goes through a rough patch," he said. "This is something that happens in cycles to every team and every nation no matter how great a cricketing nation they are. The support of our fans plays a big role in lifting the morale of the team.
"We play for our country and our goal is to bring pride to our family of 20 million in this nation - so your support is something that matters greatly to us," Tharanga added.
Sri Lanka last played India in an ODI series in November 2014-15 (in India) and were blanked 0-5.
The Islanders, however, upset India in their group game at the Oval in the recent Champions Trophy.
Sri Lanka ODI Squad: Upul Tharanga (Capt), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Malinda Pushpakumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando.

2017 West Indies Tour of England August 01 - September 29,2017



The West Indies Cricket Team is touring England in August and September 2017 to play three Test matches, one Twenty20 International (T20I) and five One Day Internationals (ODIs).

Squads

England
Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Tom Westley, Joe Root (capt), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Toby Roland-Jones, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
Opening batsman Mark Stoneman will make his debut at Edgbaston.
Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes and 20-year-old leg break bowler Mason Crane, both named in a 13-man squad, are left out.
Pace bowler Toby Roland-Jones keeps his place in Root's side with Surrey opener Stoneman becoming the latest choice to partner Alastair Cook at the top of the innings
West Indies
 Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (capt), Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Miguel Cummins.



3-match Test Schedule
First Test @ Edgbaston,Birmingham August 17-21,2017
Second Test @ Headingley,Leeds August 25-29,2017
Third  Test @ Lord's September 07-11,2017

Only T20 @ Riverside Ground Chester le Street on September 16,2017

5-Match ODI Series Schedule
First ODI @Old Trafford,Manchester on September 19,2017
Second ODI @ Trent Bridge,Nottingham on September 21,2017
Third ODI @ County Ground,Bristol on September 24,2017
Fourth ODI @ The Oval on September 27,2017
Fifth ODI @ Rose Bowl Southampton on September 29,2017

SBI's SimplyClick Card - All You Need To Know

State Bank of India, the country's largest lender, is now offering a SimplyClick credit card. The card carries with it various offers like Amazon vouchers, e-shopping rewards up to 10 times, e-vouchers and fuel surcharge waivers, among others. The bank has been sending promotional messages on mobile phones to make people aware of the benefits of the card. If you are planning to avail it, here is what you must know about it.

Fees: You have to pay a one-time joining fee of Rs. 499, besides service tax, as applicable. You also get a welcome e-gift voucher worth Rs. 500 from Amazon. There is no annual fee charged if the total purchases made by you in the previous year are more than Rs. 1,00,000, otherwise you have to pay an annual fee of Rs. 499. The add-on fee per annum is nil.

Shopping rewards: You can earn 10 the reward points on online spends with exclusive partners Amazon/ BookMyShow/ Cleartrip / Foodpanda/ FabFurnish/ Lenskart / OLA/ Zoomcar. Other than these, you get 5rewardon all other online spends. You also earn 1 reward point per Rs. 100 spent on all other spends. You can then use your credit card reward points to be redeemed against a wide array of gifts from the rewards catalogue. However, cash advance, balance transfer, encash, flexipay and fuel transactions are not included in the reward points programme.


Milestone rewards: Under this, you get e-vouchers worth Rs. 2,000 on annual online spends of Rs. 1 lakh and another e-voucher worth R 2,000 on annual online spends of R
s. 2 lakh.s.

Fuel freedom: You get a 1 per cent fuel surcharge waiver for each transaction between Rs.500 and Rs. 3,000 (exclusive of GST, wherever applicable, and all other charges). A maximum surcharge waiver of Rs. 100 per statement cycle, per credit card account can be availed.

Annual Fee Reversal: If you spend Rs. 1,00,000, you can get an annual fee of Rs. 499 reversed for your SimplyCLICK SBI card in the subsequent year.

Emma Stone Leads Forbes Highest Paid Actress List; No Asian Makes it to Top 10



This year's list of the world highest paid actresses by Forbes is out and unfortunately, no Indian actress had made it to the Top 10. Last year, Deepika Padukone was ranked at Number 10 in 2016, thanks to her successful home run and big Hollywood debut opposite Vin Diesel in Return of Xander Cage.

Oscar winning actress, Emma Stone has topped the list with a gross earning of $26 million, followed by Jennifer Aniston. Jennifer Lawrence, who had been the queen of the Forbes list since 2014, slipped to the third position due to an inactive box-office year



















The list examined actresses all over the world, but no stars from Asia made the cut, as Fan Bingbing and Deepika Padukone dropped off due to quieter years. Deepika's starring role in xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage contributed hugely to her earnings of $10 million last year. The actress has no announced International project currently and is just bust with Padmavati, co-starring Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor. 

Also absent from Forbes' 2017 list is Scarlett Johansson - this is the first time in three years that she hasn't made the grade.

The top three on the list of 10 are the only actresses to have made over $20 million. They are followed by Melissa McCarthy, Mila Kunis, Emma Watson, Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts and Amy Adams.

Forbes reports a 16% drop in the cumulative earnings of the world's top actresses. Forbes also notes that half the actresses on the list are over 40 - Jennifer Aniston, Melissa McCarthy, Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts and Amy Adams - a significant achievement given the scarcity of roles for women their age.

Here is the full list of the world's highest paid actresses and earnings as ranked by Forbes:

1. Emma Stone - $26 million

2. Jennifer Aniston - $25.5 million

3. Jennifer Lawrence - $24 million

4. Melissa McCarthy - $18 million

5. Mila Kunis - $15.5 million

6. Emma Watson - $14 million

7. Charlize Theron - $14 million

8. Cate Blanchett, - $12 million

9. Julia Roberts - $12 million

10. Amy Adams - $11.5 million

Nissan Launches Waterless Car Cleaning in India Thursday August 17,2017



Nissan India Thursday August 17,2017 launched its Waterless Car Cleaning initiative at the opening of the 7th edition of the ‘Happy with Nissan’ service campaign for its customers pan-India. Popular Bollywood actor and Nissan brand ambassador Sushant Singh Rajput kicked off the eco-friendly car wash program with customers at a newly-inaugurated Nissan workshop in Gurgaon. The seventh phase of the ‘Happy With Nissan’ customer service campaign will be conducted at 148 Nissan and Datsun service outlets across India from August 17-24, 2017.

Nissan, today introduced its waterless washing solution for customers in India who get their car washed at Nissan service centres. After it is applied to car surfaces, the eco-friendly and innovative car wash material does not require any additional water to clean a car. The technique will save approx. 2.8 million litres of water during the eight-day campaign and approximately 130 million liters per year.

To mark the launch of the campaign, Arun Malhotra, managing director, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are introducing our eco-friendly Waterless Car Cleaning solution as part of the seventh iteration of the customer-friendly ‘Happy with Nissan’ service campaign. These efforts are just a sample of ongoing efforts to provide a peerless ownership experience for our customers across India”. 

Nissan also announced that it has partnered with Paytm to enhance its network with smooth and cashless transactions for customers.

First Poster of Tu Hai Mera Sunday Is Out

The poster of the film which received a great response at MAMI last year has been launched today. The poster gives out the initial story of Milind Dhaimade's Tu Hai Mera Sunday which is about 5 friends hunting for space in Mumbai to play their favorite sport, football. The cast is very different and gives out the indie vibe! The television heartthrob Barun Sobti, Shahana Goswami, Vishal Malhotra, Manvi Gagroo, Rasika Dugal, Vishal Malhotra, Avinash Tiwary, Jay Upadhyay, Shivkumar Subramaniam and Nakul Bhalla are a part of this fun film.

This vibrant poster will sure give you a push to catch it in theatres near you on 6th October 2017

TUSUNDAY

Tu Hai Mera Sunday is about five regular guys looking for space in Mumbai to play football every Sunday. Dodging the crowded bustle and choked streets of the city, these five 30-something find an outlet for their daily frustrations playing Sunday soccer on the posh Juhu Beach, until fate decrees otherwise in the gentle rom com Tu Hai Mera Sunday. (You Are My Sunday)

Produced by Varun Shah, the film made a world premiere at the 60th The British Film Institute London Film Festival (BFI), 2016, and an Indian Premiere at MAMI, 2016. It was well received at both the festivals. Later on, it went on to do a round of various prestigious festivals around the world like 17th New York Indian Film Festival, Cinequest Film Festival, 2017 and Nashville Film Festival, 2017. 

The film even won the Audience Choice Award for Best Film at the Cinequest Film Festival earlier this year.

Jamshedi Navroz or the Parsi New Year falls today Thursday August 17,2017

Jamshedi Navroz or the Parsi New Year falls today i.e. August 17th 2017 and marks the beginning of New Year as per the Parsi Calendar. Jamshedi Navroz got its name from the legendary King of Persia - Jamshed, who is said to have introduced the solar calculation in the Parsi Calendar. 

Jamshedi Navroz is a regional national holiday in states like Gujarat and Maharashtra that house a significant population of Parsis. Parsis are also known as Zoroastrians as they follow Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest known monotheistic religions founded by the Prophet Zarathustra or Zoroaster (Greek) in Pre-Islam era of ancient Iran approximately 3500 years ago in 650 BC. After the invasion of Islamic armies in the 7th Century, Zoroastrians fled Persia and mainly dwelled in India. 

According to history of Persia, after the rise of Islam, only 10,000 Persians were left and today the count is approximately 2.6 million worldwide. India is home to the largest group of Parsis from around the World where the community has been a significant part of the economic and industrial growth of the country and lives in harmony with various other religions like Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians and many more.

In Iran and other parts, Zoroastrians celebrate the Persian New Year using the Fasli/Bastnai calendar according to which this day falls on the moment of Vernal Equinox, mostly on March 21st every year. However, Parsis in India follow the Shahenshahi calendar which does not account for leap years and hence the Persian New Year is celebrated mostly on August 17th, approximately 150-200 days after its original day of the vernal equinox.

The celebrations of Jamshedi Navroz or Parsi New Year are similar to the Nowruz spring festival where people celebrate the commencement of the New Year amidst exchange of gifts, donations, new clothes, house cleaning and lots of fun and frolic.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz S Launched in India at Rs 9.39 Lakh


Maruti Suzuki has launched a new, sportier-looking version of their popular sedan Ciaz, called Ciaz S, at a price tag of Rs 9.39 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz S gets cosmetic upgrades in the form of a spoiler on the boot lid and side skirts on the sides. On the inside, the Ciaz has been given a grey chrome finish accents for a fresher appeal.

R S Kalsi, Senior Executive Director (Marketing and Sales), Maruti Suzuki, said, “Ciaz has established itself as one of the most progressive brands of Maruti Suzuki and has sold over 1.70 lakh units of Ciaz cumulative since its launch in October 2014. The introduction of Ciaz S will further strengthen the position of Ciaz in the market by catering to the requirements of a younger yet premium customer who believes in the sporty spirit of life.”

The Ciaz S will be available in both petrol and diesel trims and will feature all benefits of Ciaz's Alpha variant. The car competes against the likes of the Honda City, the Volkswagen Vento, the Skoda Rapid and the upcoming new Hyundai Verna.

Nokia 8 phone launched – Features, availability and all you need to know


HMD Global, unveiled the Nokia 8 on Wednesday, hoping to cash in on rising consumer demand for high-quality audio and video features.
The Android device is due to be out in September and will compete against Apple`s highly anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone and Samsung`s Galaxy Note 8 which is set to hit the market next week.
With a suggested price tag of around 599 euros ($703), Nokia 8 sports a dual-sight video feature which enables simultaneous live-streaming on social media networks from both front and rear cameras on a split screen. It has licensed lens technology from camera maker Zeiss
Nokia 8 features a 13 MP dual image-fusion rear camera with both colour and monochrome sensors, plus a wide-angle 13 MP phase detection auto-focus front camera. Both front and rear cameras are equipped with ZEISS optics
It is the most high-end phone so far from HMD, which was set up late last year and made a splash in May when it revived Nokia`s classic 3310 feature handset in new brightly coloured versions.
Other features of the Nokia 8 include surround-sound audio technology made for Nokia`s own virtual reality camera OZO for Hollywood professionals.
The Nokia 8 is built upon Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform and comes with Android Nougat 7.1.1.

Here are the full Specs of the Nokia


Display: 5.3 inch IPS QHD
Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 2.5D Glass
Resolution 2560 x 1440
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform
RAM:  4 GB LPPDDR4X
Operating system: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Primary camera: 13 MP (Colour + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono), 1.12um, f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash
Front-facing camera: 13 MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0,  78.4˚, display flash
Memory: 64 GB, expandable upto 256 GB using MicroSD card
Colors: Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper
SIM slot: 1 nano-SIM slot + 1 nano-SIM or 1 MicroSD card slot

2018 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand - India to begin campaign against Australia


Three-time champions India and Australia are set to clash in their tournament-opener of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup scheduled to be held from January 13 to February 3 next year.
India and Australia are clubbed together in Group B along with Zimbabwe and East Asia Pacific qualifier Papua New Guinea, according to the schedule of the tournament announced by ICC on Thursday Aug 17,2017
Defending champion West Indies will play host New Zealand on opening day of 16-team tournament which will be played across seven venues
The West Indies will play host New Zealand in the inaugural Group A day-night fixture at Bay Oval on the opening day of the event, featuring 16 teams across seven venues in four cities: Christchurch, Queenstown, Tauranga and Whangarei.
The other teams in Group A are 2012 champion South Africa and Africa qualifier Kenya.
The 10 Test playing nations (prior to Afghanistan and Ireland's recent inclusion) gained automatic qualification to the event along with the best finishing associate from the last edition, Namibia.
They are joined by five regional qualifiers in the biennial tournament that showcases future stars every two years.
Bangladesh, Canada, England and Namibia comprise Group C while two-time champion Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Asia qualifier Afghanistan and Europe qualifier Ireland form Group D in what is the 11th edition of the tournament and the third to be held in New Zealand.
The top two sides from each group will advance to the Super League while the remaining eight teams will figure in the plate championship.
The quarterfinals, semifinals and final of the Super League will be among the 20 matches to be broadcast live. The final will be played at Bay Oval on February 3 while both semifinals will be played at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on January 29 and 30.
The plate tournament will run simultaneously but end with the final at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Christchurch on 28 January.
The captains of the teams coming through the Qualifiers are looking forward to the tournament, which is a stepping stone in the development of all participants ? players and match officials.
Afghanistan captain Naveen-ul-Haq said: "The aim is the same as that of any cricketing nation - this dream of winning the World Cup.
"For us it is also the same, to go out there and play some positive cricket and lift the trophy for the country."
Canada captain Abraash Khan said: "We have the skill and the strong mental belief that we can upset any full-member nation on a given day.
"As any other team, we set ourselves on the goal of hopefully winning the World Cup and proving that Canada is another up and coming massive cricketing nation."
Ireland captain Harry Tector: "The guys are obviously delighted to be going to the U19 World Cup. It is a great stage to showcase their talents and we hope we can go to New Zealand and show how good a team we are."

2017-18 Premier League - Everton complete record £45 million signing of Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson WednesdayAug 16,2017


Everton signed Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Premier League rivals Swansea for a club record £45 million ($58m, 49.4m euros) on Wednesday Aug 16,2017
The 27-year-old penned a five-year contract worth a reported £100,000 a week to become Everton`s record signing, topping the £31.8 million they paid Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku in 2014.
"Hopefully I will continue to create goals and score goals for the team and contribute to the kind of success we`re seeking at the club," Sigurdsson told evertontv.
"This is an ambitious club and it is clear we are moving in a really good direction. The most important thing is that this team keeps winning games and climbing the table and does that throughout the season."
Sigurdsson, who played a pivotal role in Swansea retaining their Premier League status last term after scoring nine goals and creating 13, pulled out of their pre-season tour to the United States and was not included in the squad for last weekend`s 0-0 draw with Southampton.
Swansea had already turned down two bids from Everton as well as rejecting a reported £40 million offer from 2016 champions Leicester City at the beginning of the summer.
Sigurdsson joined Swansea on loan in January 2012 from German club Hoffenheim before a permanent transfer to the South Wales club collapsed and Tottenham signed him for two years.
After making 58 top-flight appearances for Spurs, he rejoined Swansea for a second spell and spent three seasons at the Liberty Stadium.
He has also played 50 times for Iceland, helping his country to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals.
Everton coach Ronald Koeman has now spent over £100 million in recruiting Sigurdsson, former favourite Wayne Rooney, goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (£30m), midfielder Davy Klaassen (£23.6m), defender Michael Keane (£30m), Cuco Martina and Sandro Ramirez.
However, a considerable proportion of the spending has been financed by the £75 million sale of Lukaku to Manchester United.
"It took some time but finally we have signed the player (Sigurdsson)," Koeman said.
"In my opinion, in his position he is one of the best in the Premier League. We have the player here and that`s really good for the team."  

Bengaluru ,Karnataka,India flooded with 128.7mm rain in 5 hours

The night of August 14, 2017 saw a rare steady downpour lasting five hours, that broke records and left Bengaluru knee-deep in water



India's Food grain production a record high in 2016-17

The NDA Government has raised its previous figures for food grain production upward by 2.3 million tons for 2016-17. 

This is 4% higher than 2013-14—India’s best recorded year for food grain production


Monday, August 14, 2017

Bigg Boss Tamil - Oviya's new look post exit from Bigg Boss



There’s no doubt to the fact that Oviya has managed to win the hearts of the people and is the most popular contestant of Kamal Hassan’s Bigg Boss Tamil. 

Her fans were disappointed when the actress had to leave the show due to health issues. Hashtags like #OviyaArmy #Oviyans kept on trending on social media for many days. Fans have showered the beauty with lots of love and support. 
Now they have another reason to rejoice. Oviya’s recent pictures have surfaced over the internet and the actress looks stunning in them.

Oviya seems to be enjoying her life outside the Bigg Boss house. She has got a haircut and is slaying the new look. Check out her new pictures.
Oviya looks really refreshed in the new look. She is now gearing up for next movie ‘Silukkuvarupatti Singam’, to be directed by Chella Ayyavu. Her role was earlier supposed to be small but now she will have an extended cameo in the movie. This will her first Tamil film after a gap of more than a year.


Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 - All You Need To Know

On Thursday Ag 10,2017, the Rajya Sabha passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017. 
The Bill replaces the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, that was passed in May 2017, after the Budget session of the Parliament.

What does the Bill do?

The Bill basically empowers the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to give directions to banks to act against loan defaulters. The Bill seeks to amend the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 by inserting provisions for handling cases related to stressed assets. Stressed assets are loans on which the borrower has defaulted or it has been restructured. The RBI may, from time to time, issue directions to banks for resolution of stressed assets. The Central Government can authorise the RBI to issue directions to banks for initiating proceedings in case of a default in loan repayment. These proceedings would be under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
The RBI may also form committees to advise banks on the resolution of stressed assets. The members will be appointed or approved by the RBI.

What is the background?

The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance was promoted on May 4 to address the reportedly high levels of stress faced by the banking sector at the time.
The RBI had, in June, identified 12 'defaulters' who account for around 25% of India's non-performing assets (NPA) and informed banks to take up insolvency proceedings against them. A NPA is a loan or advance for which the borrower has failed to repay the principle or interest for a period of 90 days. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told the Parliament earlier this month that the "proceedings had been initiated in the 12 cases" and the RBI is expected to refer more cases to the banks.
Mr Jaitley said that the NPAs had begun during the UPA regime and that the sectors that had the most NPAs were Steel, Infrastructure, Power and Textiles. Public sector banks were hit the most as big industrial and infrastructure programmes were supported by them in the hope that there would be further expansion.
On July 24, 2017, the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha.

How did the Opposition react?

Trinamool Congress member Sougata Ray said he was opposed to the banking regulation ordinance and said it was a “desperate step by a desperate government.” When asked about the urgency to pass this Bill, Mr Jaitley said that it was "already too late" and that the rising NPAs was affecting banks' capacity to lend money to smaller creditors, which in turn was impacting growth.

How world newspapers reported India’s independence in 1947

Indian independence was a historic moment for the world. The largest and most important colony of the British empire was freed. Further, the route to freedom for India was unique in its capacity that it drew on the Gandhian theory of non-violence, something that went on to inspire several leaders across the globe. Unsurprisingly, therefore, the major newspapers of the world had culled out a significant part of their front pages to underline the nationalist aspirations, the birth of the two nations and the celebrations as well as massacre that accompanied the same. Incidentally though, while the partition of Punjab and the bloodshed resulting from it, made its way to the front pages of almost every newspaper, the partition of Bengal was barely ever mentioned at all.
Here is how some of the major newspapers of the world reported on Indian independence in 1947.
The New York Times
Flaunting a large map of the Indian subcontinent, as it stood on August 15, 1947, the front page of the American daily, New York Times reported on the celebration of freedom on one hand and the grief of partition on the other. Further, it also reported on the fact that a number of princely states were yet to decide on the nationality they wished to adhere to. The ambiguity of the status of the princely states was made evident from the map which left out states like Hyderabad and Kashmir that had not yet made up their mind.

The Washington Post
The front page of the Washington Post carried a long reportage on the celebrations following Indian independence. The paper made a keen observation of the oriental pomp accompanying the celebrations. “They began a new chapter of two independent dominions with celebrations in oriental pomp and splendor- marred by bloodshed, death and terror in wide sections of the country,” wrote the paper. The speech of Nehru, the celebratory mood in the Red Fort and the burning of Punjab were all reported under the headline “India achieves sovereignty, amid scenes of wild rejoicing.”
The Chicago Tribune
The focus of the American news daily Chicago Tribune, on the other hand, was on Lord Mountbatten taking oath as the first governor-general of India. While reporting on the increasing death toll in Punjab and the celebration of the role of Gandhi, the Chicago Tribune’s reportage referred to the newly born nations as “Hindu India” and “Muslim Pakistan”. The second page of the newspaper carried a special section dedicated to Pakistan under the headline, “Jinnah frosty as he wins his dream of Moslem state.”
The Irish Times
One of the very first British colonies to gain independence, Ireland shared a special solidarity with India in her long sought after freedom. Accordingly, the Irish daily laid its focus on the Indian accomplishment of independence. “The last stroke of midnight, booming from the dome of New Delhi’s Parliament buildings, set off the highest, noisiest and most joyful celebrations ever experienced in the East,” wrote the newspaper under the headline, “India celebrates as Britain hands over control.”
The Daily Telegraph
The celebrated British daily chalked a large portion of their front page to reportage of Indian independence. Large portions of their report were devoted to the communication between the British and Indian political elite, while a significant section was headed as “Indians praise Britain” and another as “British sagacity”. A photograph of the Union Jack at the Residency of Lucknow adorned the front page as well which said that “the Union Jack flying from the tower of the ruined Residency at Lucknow, from which it had never been lowered since recapture of the town after the siege of 1857. It was hauled down for the first and last time at midnight last night, marking the transference of power to the Dominion of India (Hindustan).”

The Times of India, the Indian Express and the Hindustan Times
Back home, the news dailies like Times of India, Hindustan Times and the Indian Express were paginated with the pride of independence. The front page of each of the papers were basking in glory of the jubilation being observed across the cities of Delhi and Bombay as Nehru delivered his ‘tryst with destiny’ speech. The birth of Pakistan too was given due importance as the paper reported on Jinnah’s communication with Britain regarding the future relationship between Pakistan and its former coloniser. Also reported were the tasks ahead for the newfound nations.