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India vs Sri Lanka: Third Test, Day 3 scoreboard

Colombo, Aug 30 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard on the third day of the third cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club here on Sunday: India (first innings) (Overnight 292/8) -- Lokesh Rahul b Prasad 2 Cheteshwar Pujara not out 145 Ajinkya Rahane lbw b Pradeep 8 Virat Kohli c Perera b Mathews 18 Rohit Sharma c Tharan...

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'The Amazing Race' fame couple get married

Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) After being together for 14 years, Amy Purdy and Daniel Gale of The Amazing Race fame are finally married. We felt it was just finally time to come together and make a commitment to each other, Purdy, 35 - who announced her engagement to Gale, 39, in May - was quoted as saying by people.com. The former contestants of The Amazing Race exchanged vows on S...

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Hertha Berlin sign Bosnian footballer Ibisevic

Berlin, Aug 30 (IANS) Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart's Bosnian striker Vedad Ibisevic joined league rivals Hertha Berlin with immediate effect, both football clubs announced on Sunday. The 31-year-old striker joined Hertha Berlin from Stuttgart where he played since January 2013 to score 33 goals in 86 Bundesliga appearances. Both sides agreed to keep silence over further contract details...

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Indians struggle in second innings after Ishant claims five

Colombo, Aug 30 (IANS) Pacer Ishant Sharma claimed an impressive five-wicket haul, but Sri Lankan bowlers struck back to leave India struggling in their second innings as rain forced early stumps on Day 3 of the third cricket Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) here on Sunday. Ishant had figures of 5/54, as the hosts were bundled out for 201, in reply to India's first innings total o...

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Odisha government criticised over infant deaths case

Bhubaneswar, Aug 30 (IANS) The Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday criticised the state government over the death of at least 49 infants in Sishu Bhawan in Cuttack in the last 10 days. The party has decided to gherao all the 314 blocks on September 2 to protest the state government's failure to provide adequate health facilities to the infants resulting in spate of ...

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Never knew 'Baahubali' will have massive impact: Rana Daggubati

Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali has turned out to be one of the biggest grossing Indian films and now it will be screened at the upcoming 20th edition of Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). Actor Rana Daggubati says the film's team never anticipated that it will make it so big. When the film was happening, we knew it would be big. But we never knew it w...

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Medical student commits suicide in AIIMS hostel

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A 17-year-old MBBS student allegedly committed suicide early Sunday by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her hostel room in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, police said. Police said they were called after Khushboo Chaudhary's hostel inmates spotted her hanging in her room from the room's window around 2.50 a.m. and approached hostel s...

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Bangladesh alerts forces to stop rawhide smuggling

Dhaka, Aug 30 (IANS) Law enforcement agencies, especially paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), have been instructed to be on high alert to check smuggling of rawhide of sacrificial animals to India across the international border. In a high-level meeting on Sunday in capital Dhaka before Eid-ul-Azha (festival of animal sacrifice), all the relevant law enforcement agencies were giv...

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Every Nepal-India boundary pillar to have GPS observation

Kathmandu, Aug 30 (IANS) Nepal and India have agreed to install global positioning system (GPS) in every boundary pillar between the two neighbouring countries. The decision was taken during the Survey General-level second Nepal-India Boundary Working Group (BWG) meet held at Dehradun, in India, on August 26-27. It was agreed that the two countries will set up 83 control points ...

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Best World Championships ever: Incoming IAAF chief Coe

Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) Incoming International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) president Sebastian Coe gave all thumbs up to the World Championships that will conclude on Sunday. I'm delighted. China staged a wonderful championships and it's been sensational, Xinhua quoted Coe as saying. I left the stadium last night with people who have been to many championships befor...

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Arjuna award inspires Sharath to go for Paralympic gold

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) High on exuberance after receiving the Arjuna Award, talented para-swimmer Sharath M. Gayakwad is determimined to strike gold at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. Gayakwad, who has enjoyed a successful run at the international level, missed out on a podium finish at 2012 London Paralympics despite clocking personal best timings in all the four events he par...

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All eyes on Australian leg-spinner Boyce vs England in T20 clash

Cardiff, Aug 30 (IANS) Australian leg-spinner Cameron Boyce will be the cynosure of all eyes in the one-off T20 International against England here on Tuesday. Boyce is the sole specialist T20 player in Australia's limited-overs squad, and David Warner says the Queenslander's vast array of deliveries is what has made him a success in the shortest format of the game. Cameron's a ve...

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Allow us to cancel power deals: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Accusing private companies of supplying costly electricity, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to let the Delhi government scrap previous power agreements. If this permission is given, then the electricity tariff in Delhi will further come down, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said at the launch of a scheme to redress dis...

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No need to replicate 'Pather Panchali': Sharmila Tagore

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, who was introduced in films by legendary storyteller Satyajit Ray in Apur Sansar in 1959, believes there is no need to replicate the maestro's films. Sharmila was a 13-year-old schoolgoer when she was cast opposite Soumitra Chatterjee in Apur Sansar, the final film of the Apu trilogy. Pather Panchali was the first film in th...

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India will suffer if it attacks Pakistan: Minister

Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) India will suffer heavy losses if it goes to war against Pakistan, Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif warned on Sunday. If India tried to impose war on Pakistan, heavy losses will be inflicted on India which it will remember for decades, state-run Radio Pakistan quoted the minister as saying. Asif was talking to the media during a visit to Kundunpur v...

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Olympic qualification dream come true: Women's hockey captain Ritu

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) With the Indian women's hockey team earning the Olympic qualification after 36 long years, skipper Ritu Rani said on Sunday that representing the country at the quadrennial extravaganza is a dream come true for the team. The Indian Women's Hockey team last time featured in the Moscow 1980 Olympics, where they finished at a respectable fourth position. The...

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Salman wishes luck to Nagarjuna's son

Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who unveiled the teaser of Akhil -- actor Akkineni Nagarjuna's son Akhil's debut film -- on the southern veteran star's birthday, has wished Akhil best of luck. Salman, 49, took to Twitter to send birthday greetings to Nagarjuna, who turned 56 on Saturday. He also wished budding actors Akhil and Sayyeshaa, grand niece of thespian Dil...

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Kapil, Elli add star power to 'The Voice India' finale

Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Stand-up comedian and TV show host Kapil Sharma, who is set for his Bollywood debut with Abbas-Mustan's forthcoming comic family entertainer Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon, will be seen on the final episode of the singing reality show The Voice India along with his co-star Elli Avram. The show is reaching to its finale. The finale night is going to be the gala night with th...

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11 crore families enrolled in Suraksha Bandhan: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Expressing satisfaction over the public response to government programmes for social security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said 11 crore families had so far enrolled in the recently launched 'Suraksha Bandhan' scheme, of whom around half were women. So far, 11 crore families have joined the 'Suraksha Bandhan' scheme, of whom approximately half the ben...

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Socks which can replace your shoes

London, Aug 30 (IANS) You would not need shoes after wearing these socks! Made from a super-strong fabric called Dyneema, the pair is designed to be sports socks-cum-shoes. Dyneema is used by rock climbers in their ropes and slings, and is 15 times stronger than steel. The FYF (which stands for Free Your Feet) have been treated to make them resistant to water, while the soles are...

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