News18 Evening Digest: Chris Morris Most Expensive Buy in IPL Auction History at Rs 16.25 Cr, Glenn Maxwell Sold to RCB & Other Top Stories

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IPL Auction 2021: Chris Morris Bought By RR For ₹16.25 Crore; Glenn Maxwell Goes To RCB For ₹14.25 Crore

It is being reported that England international Mark Wood has decided to pull out of IPL 2021 Auction. He was potentially being looked at as Lasith Malinga's replacement in the Mumbai Indians setup. It is also being reported that Mushfiqur Rahim name has been added in wicketkeeper's category. LIVE UPDATES HERE

'Metro Man' E Sreedharan: Credited With Changing Face of Indian Public Transport, Meet BJP's Latest Addition

Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, the engineer behind India's expansive and ambitious metro rail project in Delhi, will join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in Kerala. Sreedharan, 88, who advised the Kerala government on Metro projects in the state, said he will now end the practice. "I will focus on BJP centric activities," he said. READ HERE

Rail Roko: Protesting Farmers Sit on Tracks in Punjab and Haryana; Officials Stop Trains at Stations

Farmers on Thursday sat on railway tracks at many places in Punjab and Haryana as part of the ’rail roko’ protest against the Centre’s new agri laws, with officials stopping trains at stations as a precautionary measure. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmer unions which is spearheading the protest, last week had announced the nationwide rail blockade to press for its demand to repeal the legislations and had said that the agitation will be from 12 pm to 4 pm. READ MORE

Exclusive | West Bengal Health Dept Left Over 1 Lakh Covid-19 Reports Exposed to Public Search

The West Bengal state government, through its department of health and family welfare, has seemingly left open a database that includes over 1 lakh reports of Covid-19 tests done in the state. While the number is not particularly massive if the entire state is taken into consideration, most of the reports in the database are from the North Bengal districts of Darjeeling and Siliguri. READ MORE

After iPhones, Apple Now Plans to Manufacture iPads in India, Lobbies for Incentives

Apple is angling to participate in a new scheme to boost India's exports of computer products, part of what government and industry sources say are plans to bring iPad tablet manufacturing to the South Asian country. India launched a $6.7 billion plan to boost smartphone exports last year, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped up efforts to promote electronics manufacturing and create jobs. READ MORE

'Your Mic is On': Shweta Memes Take Over Desi Internet after Video Call Gaffe Goes Viral

Work from home amid coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has changed the way we work, study, hang out with fam or even take examinations. Our living rooms are our new offices, classrooms and video calling apps are our new virtual conference halls. However, these virtual meeting halls have caused many incidents of embarrassment. READ MORE