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Yadav, Ashwin peg back Australia to 121/3

Brisbane, Dec 18 (IANS) Two wickets from Umesh Yadav and one from Ravichandran Ashwin helped India reduce Australia to 121 for three at tea on day two of the second Test at the Gabba here Thursday. Australia came out all guns blazing with last match's centurion in both innings David Warner (29) once again looking dangerous. The hosts got off to a quick start, reaching 47 for no l...

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Judge sexual harassment: SC quashes probe panel

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday quashed two judge panel set up by the chief justice of Madhya Pradesh high court to probe the allegations of sexual harassment levelled by a woman district judge against the sitting judge of the high court. The apex court bench headed by Justice J.S. Kehar quashed the panel saying that the chief justice of the high court constituted it ...

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57 terrorists killed in Pakistan airstrikes

Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) At least 57 terrorists were killed in airstrikes carried out by the Pakistani military in Khyber Agency's Tirah Valley, media reported. The fresh operation was launched after Tuesday's tragic incident, in which at least 145 people mostly school children died, tweeted Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Maj. General Asim Bajwa, Dawn online rep...

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53 existing drugs may block Ebola

Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) In a ray of hope against the deadly Ebola virus, researchers have found that 53 existing drugs may help keep the virus from entering human cells - a key step in the process of infection. Several cancer drugs, antihistamines and antibiotics are among the better known drug types shown to hinder infection by an Ebola virus model. Among the most effective at...

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Modi congratulates ISRO scientists

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday congratulated ISRO scientists on the successful launch of its heaviest rocket, GSLV Mk-III. Successful launch of GSLV Mk-III is yet another triumph of brilliance and hardwork of our scientists. Congrats to them for the efforts, Modi said in a statement. India successfully test fired the 630-tonne Geosynchronous Satell...

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Indians living longer, healthier lives: Lancet

Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) India has made great strides in reducing both child and adult mortality since 1990, says a global study, adding that adults and children in the country are living longer and healthier lives than two decades earlier. Involving more than 700 researchers and covering 188 countries, the study found that in India, the average yearly rates of decline in mortality have...

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Australia reach 121/3

Brisbane, Dec 18 (IANS) Australia posted 121 runs for three at Tea in reply to India's first innings score of 408 on the second day of the second Test at the Gabba here Thursday. Umesh Yadav dismissed Chris Rogers (55) with the fifth ball of the 35th over to tilt the momentum in India's favour. The umpires decided to call Tea after his dismissal. Captain Steven Smith was batting on six. ...

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Cold, foggy morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) It was a cold and foggy morning here Thursday. The minimum temperature was 7.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average. There was fog in the morning, but the day will be clear. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 20 degrees Celsius, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The visibility in Delhi at 8.30 a.m. was ...

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Sensex surges 294 points; banking stocks gain

Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday surged 294.47 points or 1.10 percent as banking stocks gained. All the sectors were trading in green and the rally was led by banking, capital goods, consumer durables, auto, metal, healthcare and oil and gas sectors. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which ...

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India successfully test fires its heaviest rocket

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 18 (IANS) India Thursday moved forward in rocket technology with the successful flight testing of its heaviest next generation rocket and the crew module. Precisely at 9.30 a.m., the 630 tonne Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mark III) standing 43.43 metre tall freed itself from the second launch pad and with a reverberating deep th...

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UN's Liberian mission, with Indian policing, extended

United Nations, Dec 18 (IANS) The Security Council has extended the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which has the participation of Indian police, till September next year, tailoring its mandate to focus on civilian protection, humanitarian assistance, and justice and security reforms. The Security Council said Monday it was extending mandate because grappling with the Ebola ou...

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Indian test rocket lifts off with crew module

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 18 (IANS) India's heaviest test rocket with an experimental crew module blasted off from the spaceport here Thursday morning. Precisely at 9.30 a.m., the 630 tonne Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mark III) standing 43.43 metre tall freed itself from the second launch pad holds and with a reverberating deep throated roar, it rose in...

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Gunfight in Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) A gunfight between the security forces and separatist guerrillas is on in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district Thursday, police said. Police said the security forces surrounded Salkoot village Thursday morning following information about the presence of a group of guerrillas there. When the security forces closed on the hiding militants they started firing...

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Olympic champion Dujardin sets new record at Olympia

London, Dec 18 (IANS) Reigning Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin broke her own grand prix world record at the London International Horse Show at Olympia. Dujardin, also a world and European champion, took the FEI World Cup grand prix class with a score of 87.460 percent Wednesday, reports Xinhua. Dujardin broke her previous mark of 87.129 percent at the World Cup final in Franc...

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Marta signs deal with Swedish champions Rosengard

Stockholm, Dec 18 (IANS) FC Rosengard have agreed a three-year deal with five-time Women's World Player of the Year Marta. The Brazilian international has played for the Swedish champions and UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-finalists since June on an initial six-month contract, reports Xinhua. Marta posted on her Instagram page: I am very happy and proud to have signed a ne...

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Cruzeiro reject second Real Madrid offer for Lucas Silva

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 18 (IANS) Brazilian football club Cruzeiro have rejected a second bid from Real Madrid for midfielder Lucas Silva. The Belo Horizonte club's president, Gilvan Tavares, is said to be seeking at least 15 million euros for the Brazil under-21 international, who has also been linked with Arsenal, reports Xinhua. Although (Silva) has spoken positively regarding a p...

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Tyson Gay's former coach banned for eight years

Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Jon Drummond, former coach of US sprinter Tyson Gay, has been banned for eight years after arbitrators ruled he possessed, trafficked and administered banned drugs to an athlete he coached. The US Anti-Doping Agency Wednesday announced the ban beginning Dec 17, reports Xinhua. The ban prohibits the 46-year-old former sprinter from coaching, training or a...

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Lunch Scoreboard: India vs Australia, day two

Brisbane, Dec 18 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard at lunch on the second day of the second Test between Australia and India at the Gabba here Thursday. India: Murali Vijay c Haddin b Lyon 144 Shikhar Dhawan c Haddin b M Marsh 24 Cheteswar Pujara c Haddin b Hazlewood 18 Virat Kohli c Haddin b Hazlewood 19 Ajinkya Rahane c Haddin b Hazlewood 81...

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Hazlewood takes fifer as India bowled out for 408

Brisbane, Dec 18 (IANS) A fifer for debutant pacer Josh Hazlewood helped Australia bowl out India for 408 at lunch on day two of the second Test at the Gabba here Thursday. India, who were in the driver's seat at stumps on day one, added 97 runs more runs to their overnight score but lost six wickets in the process. The visitors were put on the back foot almost immediately with A...

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Severe cold in Uttarakhand leaves 24 dead

Lucknow/Dehradun, Dec 18 (IANS) Intense cold wave conditions accompanied by snowfall have left 24 people dead in Uttarakhand, officials said Thursday. Officials in the hill state of Uttarakhand said two people have died in Haldwani, three in Nainital, six in Bhimtal and Bageshwar areas, while nearly 13 died due to the inclement weather in the Kumaon region since Tuesday. Snowfall...

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