One of our most balanced performances: Kohli

Johannesburg: India carried forward the winning momentum from the ODIs by starting the first of the three match T20 series with a commanding win yesterday. After Dhawan’s 39 ball 72 heroics in the Indian innings, Kumar (5 for 24) grabbed his maiden five-wicket haul in T20 internationals to help India notch up a 28-run win after restricting South Africa to 175-9 in 20 overs. TEAM EFFORT Captain Virat Kohli, allaying

CUB hit by hacking, retrieves money in two cases

Chennai: City Union Bank has said cyber criminals had hacked its systems and transferred nearly $2 million through three unauthorised remittances to lenders overseas via the SWIFT financial platform. The comments come after the private lender had disclosed it had discovered the three ‘fraudulent remittances’, which were sent via correspondent banks to accounts in Dubai, Turkey and China. Chief executive officer N Kamakodi called it a conspiracy involving multiple countries, and

GST Council to simplify compliance further

Chennai: With the GST Council set to meet 27 February, it is expected that they will revamp the return filing process and further liberalise rules to make compliance easier for taxpayers and boost government revenues. This is expected to give a final shape to the proposal before the council takes it up on 1 March for approval, a person familiar with the development said on condition of anonymity. The council

FB to use postal method to curb foreign meddlers

Menlo Park: Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in US elections: the post office. Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the US presidential campaign, Facebook’s global politics and government outreach director, Katie Harbath, told the National Association of Secretaries of State on Saturday that the company would send postcards to potential buyers of political ads to confirm they

Maldives SC delays reinstating members

Male (Maldives): The Supreme Court of the Maldives has delayed its order reinstating 12 pro-opposition lawmakers ahead of a key parliamentary sitting, the latest political turmoil to roil the island nation. Opposition lawmaker Ahmed Mahloof said the government may call for important votes at a parliamentary sitting today to extend a state of emergency or dismiss two Supreme Court judges who have been arrested on allegations of corruption. President Yameen

'Three billboards' film wins BAFTA award

London: Crime drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” captured five British Bafta film awards, including best film, topping an emotionally charged ceremony that featured fashion and rhetoric in support of the fight against sexual harassment sweeping Hollywood. The movie, chronicling a grieving mothers campaign for justice, won for original screenplay and outstanding British film, while Frances McDormand bagged best actress and Sam Rockwell best supporting actor prizes. “The Shape of