SILVERSTONE: Championship leader Lewis Hamilton has defended his victory in the British Grand Prix, saying the triumph was down to strategy rather than a favourable Safety Car intervention. “I was going to do a one-stop and he (Bottas) was on a two, so it wouldn’t have made any difference,” said Hamilton, who won his home event for a record sixth time. “The Safety Car wouldn’t have made a difference.”Hamilton said it was his decision to go for an off-set strategy. We knew they would be racing each other, but maybe with a different strategy so that’s what we tried. “He does not give up and he has what it takes to go up against Lewis in qualifying.”

July 15, 2019 11:15 UTC

“Alan Turing was an outstanding mathematician whose work has had an enormous impact on how we live today,” Bank of England governor Mark Carney said as he unveiled the note at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, northwest England. Alan Turing will be the new character on the £50! Find out more: #Turing50 #ThinkScience — Bank of England (@bankofengland) July 15, 2019The Bank of England said that Turing played a pivotal role in the development of early computers. In 2017, the “Alan Turing Law” posthumously pardoned men who had been cautioned or convicted under historical legislation that outlawed homosexual acts in Britain. Queen Elizabeth II features on the front of Britain’s bank notes.

July 15, 2019 11:15 UTC

Louisianans kept a wary eye on rivers and canals badly swollen by the torrential rainfall, following an extraordinarily wet season farther up the Mississippi River. This is “the wettest year we’ve had since 1895,” Major General Richard Kaiser, who heads the Mississippi River Commission, said on Fox News. He said the broad river is “the highest it’s been for a long time” — just below flood stage. Tornadoes were possible in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Tennessee, the NHC said. Across southern Louisiana, Barry’s heavy winds scattered tree branches and knocked down power lines, leaving an estimated hundred thousand people without electricity.

July 15, 2019 11:03 UTC

The phone gave off sudden sparks and left holes in a blanke­tWith exploding devices becoming a yearly phenomenon this latest case tells us that regardless of the brand, some devices are prone to explosions. 11-year-old Kayla Ramos was using her phone in her sisters’ room when it started to give off sparks. The phone left burn marks on the blanket. “I was right here on the bed and the phone managed to burn through this blanket and make these holes,” Kayla told ABC News in California. The company asked her to send pictures of the phone to customer support and ship the burnt device back to it.

July 15, 2019 11:03 UTC

One miner rescue­d after 15-hour-long operat­ion; search for others under wayQUETTA: At least 11 miners are reported to have been trapped after the main entrance of a coal mine in Balochistan collapsed. According to rescue services, the incident occurred due to deadly methane gas accumulation. Six killed, 13 others trapped in Balochistan coalmine explosionEarlier in January, at least six coal miners were killed and 19 fell unconscious after a coal mine collapsed because of a gas explosion in Dukki district. Dukki SHO Ibrar Hussain told The Express Tribune that the coal mine collapsed when miners were digging 1,700 feet deep inside it. The police official said 19 unconscious workers were brought out of the mine during the rescue operation.

July 15, 2019 11:03 UTC

Turkey marks coup defeat with rallies, Erdogan warning to ‘traitors’Erdogan will take part in a series of events in the capital Ankara before giving a speech in Istanbul and inaugurating a museum dedicated to the failed coup on July 15, 2016. After laying flowers at a special monument for the coup victims in Ankara at his presidential palace complex, Erdogan took part in a ceremony at the parliament, which was also bombed during the attempted putsch. The day, known as “15 July” in Turkish, has become a national holiday in Turkey. Ankara accuses former ally-turned-foe Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric exiled in the United States, of ordering the attempted coup and his movement of being a “terrorist” organisation. Bylock: shadowy app Turkey says was key to coup bidRelations with the West deteriorated after the failed coup as Turkish officials accused Western countries of not being supportive enough of Ankara.

July 15, 2019 10:52 UTC

Rs11.11 will now be deduct­ed after activa­ting a Rs100 top-up mobile cardOperational and service fees applicable to mobile top-up cards were withdrawn on the orders of the Supreme Court (SC), Express News reported. Earlier in lieu of various fees and taxes, Rs23.06 was deducted on mobile phone cards. On June 11, 2018, a three-judge SC bench headed by the CJP Mian Saqib Nisar suspended tax collection on mobile cards. “Rs38.08 are deducted on a prepaid mobile card of Rs100, which is illegal,” the former CJP had noted. It is estimated that the state faced a loss of more than Rs90 billion due to the interim order.

July 15, 2019 10:41 UTC

Catala­ns reveal­ed on Friday they had paid the 28-year-old's 120-millio­n-euro on a five-year dealBARCELONA: French forward Antoine Griezmann said on Sunday that Atletico Madrid’s angry response to his transfer to La Liga rivals Barcelona is “a pity”. Barcelona revealed on Friday they had paid the 28-year-old’s 120-million-euro ($135 million) release clause to sign the World Cup winner on a five-year deal, prompting a furious response from Atletico who said the amount was “insufficient”. Griezmann close to Barca move: reportsShortly after the Catalans had announced the signing, Atletico complained Barcelona and Griezmann had negotiated the deal before the buy-out price dropped from 200 million euros at the start of July. The daily added Atletico want to have both Barcelona and Griezmann punished. Atletico blast Barca ‘disrespect’ after Griezmann announcementGriezmann scored 133 goals in 257 appearances for Atletico since he joined them in 2014 from Basque club Real Sociedad, who scouted the attacker when he was just 14.

July 15, 2019 10:18 UTC

Three Lions won the mega event for the first time in their histor­yLONDON: England won the World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand in a dramatic Super Over after a nerve-shredding final ended in a tie at Lord’s on Sunday. World Cup loss to Australia galvanised England: RoyAfter Eoin Morgan’s side finished on 241 all out in pursuit of New Zealand’s 241-8, the final came down to a six-ball shootout for each team.England’s Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler took 15 off Trent Boult’s over. Read full story

July 15, 2019 09:22 UTC

The two laid down the format of the upcoming battle, explaining to the audience that the 12 bands had been divided into two groups. The final showdown of the night was between Star Zone and Aarish. Star Zone went first, with their soulful Taaron ki Roshni while Aarish answered the strike with Awaaz. Lastly, the jury exercised their power to save one out of the three bands in the danger zone: Skehlaaj, Mousiqa and Star Zone. The jury made the collective decision to save Star Zone in the end.

July 15, 2019 09:00 UTC

Victim­s includ­e 10 Islami­c missio­naries from Tablig­hi Jamaat; offici­als say death toll will rise over coming hoursMUZAFFARABAD: At least 23 people have died and dozens more, including women and children, are missing after heavy rains and flash floods wreaked havoc in Azad Kashmir’s Neelum Valley on Monday. Over 150 houses in the Laswa area of the valley were damaged and dozens of people were swept away in floods that officials said were caused by a cloudburst. Punjab CM reviews flood arrangementsTeams including officials from the district administration, disaster management authority and local police are conducting rescue operations in the area. State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) Director Operations Saaedur Rehman Qureshi confirmed the death toll and said it was likely to rise over the coming hours. This is a popular tourist spot so there is a strong probability of the death toll increasing.

July 15, 2019 08:54 UTC

Respon­ds angril­y that it illust­rates an "ideolo­gy of hate" among some in Kosovo­PRISTINA: Graves at a Serbian Orthodox cemetery in Kosovo have been vandalised, police said on Sunday, in an incident that comes at a time of rising tension between Belgrade and Pristina. Belgrade responded angrily that it illustrated an “ideology of hate” among some in Kosovo, home to an ethnic Albanian majority. “Several gravestones in an Orthodox cemetery in Lipljan were damaged,” Kosovo police said in a statement adding that an inquiry had been launched. “We condemn the desecration of gravestones at the Orthodox cemetery in Lipljan and call on local leaders to appeal against such acts,” it said in a tweet. Serbian officials in Kosovo quoted in media reports said more than 20 tombs had been vandalised in the incident overnight from Friday to Saturday.

July 15, 2019 08:37 UTC

Trump, whose comments were branded “racist” and “xenophobic” by Democratic presidential candidates and senior legislators, last year reportedly referred to countries in Africa as “shithole” nations, and have spoken of an “invasion” of migrants. Pakistani-American actor Kumail Nanjiani takes a dig at Donald Trump’s ‘racist’ commentOn Sunday, Trump referred on Twitter to “‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen” in remarks that appeared to be aimed at a group of outspoken relatively young, liberal women of colour, all first-time members of the House of Representatives. These include Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. Trump denies he’s a racist as Americans honour KingBut on Sunday, she criticised Trump’s “attack.”“I reject @realDonaldTrump’s xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation,” she tweeted. Trump’s remarks, she said, reaffirmed “his plan to ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again.”Senior Republican lawmakers were meanwhile notably silent on Trump’s comments.

July 15, 2019 08:37 UTC

Police spokes­man Gambo Isah says ten person­s were found dead five injure­dAbout 300 gunmen raided a village in northwestern Nigeria in a revenge attack, killing 10 people, burning cars and stealing cattle, police said. The assailants “invaded” Kirtawa village in Katsina state late Saturday, shooting residents and stealing cows, regional police spokesman Gambo Isah said in a statement. The bandits set fire to five cars and four motorcycles after stealing “an unspecified number of cows”, he said. The raid was a “reprisal attack” for an earlier assault on the bandits by vigilantes from the village, police said. Last week gunmen killed six people when they raided three villages in Katsina’s Kankara district.

July 15, 2019 08:37 UTC

The original song from the film Musafir, sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and also featured Sanjay Dutt. “You were outstanding in that song Koena! You were outstanding in that song Koena!! Sunidhi and sukhiji shouldn't have been replaced… Simple. — Koena Mitra (@koenamitra) July 14, 2019In case you share the same sentiments as Koena, here’s the video for the original song.

July 15, 2019 07:52 UTC