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New first class season will improve Windies: WICB president

Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 20 (IANS/CMC) West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron says he expects the new franchise-based first class season to significantly improve the fortunes of the senior national team. The season, which is scheduled to bowl off in November, will see franchises replacing the traditional territorial sides in a new professional set up, reports CMC. <...

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Windies women steal last-over win over New Zealand

Basseterre (St. Kitts), Sep 20 (IANS/CMC) Seamer Shakera Selman bowled a brilliant last over as the West Indies women's cricket team snatched a thrilling four-run victory over New Zealand to complete their sweep of the four-match One-Day International series at Warner Park here. Chasing 215 for victory, New Zealand looked the likely winners Friday when Rachel Priest top-scored with 74 an...

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Was that a UFO?

London, Sep 20 (IANS) An encouraging development has taken place for those who believe in extra-terrestrial life. People in Portsmouth saw an unidentified flying object (UFO) in the sky at dusk. According to a met official, the object has nothing to do with the weather. Given the pictures show a dark object against a daytime sky, it is clearly not an astronomical object, Karen Ma...

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Sachin Pilot silences detractors with Rajasthan victories

Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) With the Congress winning three of the four assembly seats in the recently held byelections in Rajasthan, state party president Sachin Pilot has silenced his detractors and proven his political acumen - and is now eyeing the civic and panchayat polls later this year or early next year. It is a big victory. Traditionally no other party except for the ruling party has...

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Sensex, Nifty range-bound around record highs

Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Healthy buying by foreign and domestic investors on the back of as the US Fed announcement of maintaining a near zero percent interest rates even after the end of its bond-buying programme ends helped markets to remain range bound to 27,000-point mark in the week ended Sep 19. The over positive sentiment coupled with expectations of further reforms helped the Indian...

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FPIs continue to invest in Indian markets

Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) continued to buy into the Indian equities market in the week ended Sep 19, buoyed by the US Fed announcement that it will maintain interest rates to near zero for a considerable time even after its bond-buying programme ends, as also stable government policies. The foreign institutional investors (FIIs) along with sub-accounts and ...

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Exercise good for people undergoing chemotherapy

New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Exercise has multiple benefits and researchers suggest that exercise may have an added benefit for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Their work, performed on a melanoma mouse model, found that combining exercise with chemotherapy shrunk tumours more than chemotherapy alone. The immediate concern for patients is the cancer but then when you get over ...

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Interested in soft robotics? Download this toolkit

New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Experienced and aspiring researchers interested in soft robotics can now avail of a toolkit that is an online treasure trove of downloadable, open-source plans, how-to videos and case studies to assist them in controlling soft robotic devices. It will provide researchers with a level of detail not typically found in academic research papers, including 3D models, b...

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India's forex reserves down $1.61 bn

Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves fell by $1.61 billion to $315.69 billion for the week ended Sep 12, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed. The reserves had fell by $1.32 billion to $317.31 billion for the week ended Sep 5. According to the RBI's weekly statistical supplement, foreign currency assets, the biggest component of the forex reserves, decreased...

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Quarantine measures making Ebola outbreak spread: Study

Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) New Ebola cases could reach 6,800 in West Africa by the end of the month if new control measures are not enacted, warn researchers. Through modelling analysis, a team from Arizona State University (ASU) and Harvard University discovered that the rate of rise in cases significantly increased in August in Liberia and Guinea around the time that a mass quarantine w...

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225 MH17 victims identified

The Hague, Sep 20 (IANS) The number of victims identified in the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has now climbed to 225. The Dutch ministry of security and justice Friday said that out of 14 more who have been identified, seven were Dutch, Xinhua reported. At the request of the embassies of the countries concerned, the nationality of the non-Dutch victims has not been discl...

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Ukrainian government, rebels agree on weapon-free zone

Minsk, Sep 20 (IANS) Representatives from the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebel groups from eastern Ukraine Saturday signed a deal to establish a weapon-free zone after holding peace talks in the Belarusian capital Minsk. The talks which began Friday night by the three-party Contact Group of Russia, Ukraine and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), was ...

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Typhoon kills eight in China

Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and two were missing as typhoon Kalmaegi hit China, officials said Saturday. On Sep 17, a group of 395 students and teachers, who got trapped on the first floor of a school building in Yunnan province, were rescued, Xinhua reported. Heavy rainfall since Wednesday has flooded 53 counties and cities in Yunnan with over 390,00...

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Bucharest will be ready for Euro 2020: Mayor

Bucharest, Sep 20 (IANS) Romania's capital city Bucharest will be ready to host 2020 European football championship matches, Mayor Sorin Oprescu said. Bucharest has been selected as one of the 13 host cities for the final tournament of the 2020 championship, the Union of European Football Associations UEFA) announced Friday, reports Xinhua. I hope we satisfy the parking area so t...

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White House evacuated briefly after intruder alert

Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) A part of the White House was evacuated after a disturbance was detected on the North Lawn, media reported Saturday. A man jumped the fence at the White House late Friday night and made it through the North Portico doors into the building before he was captured, an official said. The suspect, Omar Gonzalez, 42, from Texas, was apprehended just inside the...

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I'm no savior: Nilmar

Rio De Janeiro, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Villarreal striker Nilmar has urged fans not to consider him a savior as he attempts to help Internacional end a 35-year title drought in Brazil's Serie A football league. The 30-year-old was officially presented to Internacional fans Friday after agreeing to rejoin his former club earlier in the week, reports Xinhua. I have a big responsibili...

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China eye duets gold at synchronised swimming

Incheon, Sep 20 (IANS) Chinese pair - Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyan - are favourite for synchronised swimming gold in the 17th Asian Games, following a strong performance in the semi-final in the duets, here Saturday at the Munhak Park Taw-hwan Aquatic Centre. The Chinese achieved the highest score of 91.1851, leading second-placed Japanese synchronised swimmers Yokiko Inui and Risako Mit...

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49 Turkish hostages held by IS released

London, Sep 20 (IANS) As many as 49 Turkish hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) in Iraq Saturday returned to Turkey. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the 49 hostages included diplomats and their families as well as soldiers, BBC reported. They were seized from Turkey's consulate after IS militants seized Mosul city in June. Turkey has refused direct inv...

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Cloudy day ahead in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) It was a sunny Saturday morning in Delhi with a minimum temperature of 25.3 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a cloudy day ahead. The sky will be partly cloudy and the day's maximum temperature is likely to hover around 36 degrees Celsius, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. Humidity at 8...

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Education official suspended in Tripura

Agartala, Sep 20 (IANS) A senior education official was suspended in Tripura for alleged embezzling more than Rs.4 crore from a central government education scheme, an official said Saturday. The state government Friday lodged a First Information Report (FIR) in the multi-crore scam against 12 officials. The official said: Both police and the education department have been separa...

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