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Bengaluru lecturer loses bitcoins worth Rs 10 lakh to fraudster who offered help on app

Finance
(This story originally appeared in on Mar 17, 2021)BENGALURU: A 38-year-old lecturer who was new to the cryptocurrency world lost bitcoins worth Rs 10 lakh to a fraudster who had promised to handle his cryptocurrency account. Ramesh J (name changed), a resident of Palace Gutahalli and lecturer with a private college, lodged a complaint with Central CEN police on Saturday. According to the complainant, the incident took place on February 22. Police sources said Ramesh recently logged in to CoinSwitch Kuber, a trading platform to buy, sell and manage cryptocurrency. In order to understand the trading process, he also logged in to a few cryptocurrency rooms on Telegram mobile application, where people would share their views. An account hacker who messaged Ramesh personally said he could han...
Uber loses Supreme Court battle on drivers’ rights in gig economy test

Uber loses Supreme Court battle on drivers’ rights in gig economy test

Technology
Uber has lost its battle in the Supreme Court over drivers' rights - a decision that could have far-reaching implications for millions of people in the gig economy.Following a lengthy legal fight, the UK's highest court ruled against the taxi app firm and concluded drivers should be classed as workers, not independent third-party contractors, which means they are entitled to basic employment protections, including minimum wage and holiday pay. The victory paves the way for drivers to claim compensation running into thousands of pounds.Yaseen Aslam, co-lead claimant and App Drivers & Couriers Union president said: "I am overjoyed and greatly relieved by this decision which will bring relief to so many workers in the gig economy who so desperately need it."Co-lead claimant James Farrar, ...
Britney Spears loses bid to stop her father’s control – and says she won’t perform if he remains in charge

Britney Spears loses bid to stop her father’s control – and says she won’t perform if he remains in charge

Entertainment
Britney Spears is scared of her father and will not resume her singing career while he has power over it, her lawyer has said.Samuel D Ingham III was requesting that Spears' father James be suspended from his role in the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer's life and career for 12 years. He told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny: "My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father. She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career."The judge declined to suspend Mr Spears' role but did say she would consider future petitions for his suspensions or removal.Mr Spears' lawyer Vivian Lee Thoreen said her client had a perfect record as conservator, which has seen the singer go from being in debt to being worth well over $ 60m. ...
Johnny Depp loses ‘wife beater’ libel case against The Sun

Johnny Depp loses ‘wife beater’ libel case against The Sun

Entertainment
Johnny Depp has lost his libel claim against the publishers of The Sun over an article calling him a "wife beater".Three months after the high-profile three-week trial, Judge Justice Nicol ruled that the tabloid's report on allegations that Depp was violent towards ex-wife Amber Heard was "substantially true". The Hollywood star had sued over a column titled "Gone Potty: How can JK Rowling be 'genuinely happy' casting wife beater Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts film?" in April 2018, written by executive editor Dan Wootton. Image: Amber Heard was The Sun's star witness, attending court every day Image: The three-week High Court trial attracted worldwide attention During ...
US Open 2020: Serena Williams loses to Victoria Azarenka in semi-finals

US Open 2020: Serena Williams loses to Victoria Azarenka in semi-finals

Sports
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 31 Aug-13 SeptCoverage: Selected live radio and text commentaries on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Sounds, the BBC Sport website and app.Serena Williams' latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam singles title ended as Victoria Azarenka rolled back the years to reach the US Open final.Williams, seeking to equal the all-time record for majors, raced away with the first set but lost 1-6 6-3 6-3 to the inspired former world number one.The American called on the trainer for an Achilles problem early in the third set and struggled physically from then.Belarusian Azarenka faces Japan's 2018 champion Naomi Osaka in the final.Two-time Australian Open champion Azarenka had been appearing in her first Grand Slam semi-final since 2013 after troubled times on and o...