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Ashes: Hazlewood is the best pacer in the world, claims Lyon

Brisbane, Nov 20 (IANS) Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has rated his teammate Josh Hazlewood as the best fast bowler in Test cricket today as he expects the Kangaroos to crack the Englishmen up in the upcoming five-match Ashes Test rubber, starting November 23. Hazlewood is currently listed at number six on the ICC Test bowler rankings, headed by England's spearhead James Anderson but...

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Court decision can't weaken my relationship with people: Sharif

Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Kicking off his ruling partys mass contact campaign, disqualified Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Sunday that no decision of the court can weaken his relationship with the masses. The (large) number of people gathered here, and their support proves that no decision of the court can separate me and the people, he told supporters while addressing a ral...

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Journalist Manik Banerjee, Lt Col Jamwal receive mountaineering awards

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Veteran mountaineer and journalist Manik Banerjee has been awarded the lifetime achievement award by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) in recognition of his contribution to mountaineering over four decades, an IMF release said on Sunday. Banerjee was presented the 'Nain Singh Kishen Singh Lifetime Achievement Award' for 2017 for the promotion of mountain...

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IOC opens India's first electric charging station in Nagpur

Nagpur, Nov 19 (IANS) In a major step in spreading the use of green energy, Indias first electric vehicle (EV) charging station was started here on Sunday by Indian Oil Corp (IOC), according to the state-run oil marketing company. Indian Oil has partnered with cab aggregator Ola to set up the charging station at an IOC petrol pump here. Nagpur, being the first city to introdu...

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Vishesh Bhatt to get back to directing in 2018

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Mukesh Bhatts son Vishesh made his directorial debut with Murder 3 in 2013 but then focussed more on production. He says his father has brought back the passion in him to direct a film and he will get back on the directors chair next year. While he is at it putting together content-driven projects together with various filmmakers and writers, Vishesh told IANS in...

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Hijab is no hurdle: Dream of bakery worker's daughter takes wings

Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) I want to become a pilot. When she instinctively answered a question at an event over a decade ago, the dream of a humble bakery worker's daughter had started growing wings. Hijab-wearing Syeda Salva Fatima is now all set to join an airline and is one of the four Muslim women in India who hold a Commercial Pilot's Licence (CPL). Fresh from multi-engine training i...

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Committed to improve sanitation facilities: Modi

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) On World Toilet Day on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed his government's commitment towards improving sanitation facilities across the nation. On World Toilet Day, we reaffirm our commitment towards improving sanitation facilities across our nation, the Prime Minister tweeted. I compliment all those individuals and organisations working tow...

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Kim Kardashian parts ways from assistant

Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her longtime assistant Stephanie Shepherd are no longer working together. Shepherd started working for Kim in 2013. According to a source, the two separated a few weeks ago, however there is no bad blood between them, reports usmagazine.com. They just agreed their working relationship was no longer working, th...

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Mathews lauds India's pace battery

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, who scored 52, on Saturday said India's pace battery comprising Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav are top class, adding that half centuries won't help the islanders' cause. Especially in the last few years, Indians have produced some fantastic fast bowlers. The three (Shami, Bhuvneshwar and Umesh) are top cla...

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'Indian industry to chart out plan to supply for defence'

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday urged the industry to chart out a plan for the next 50 years and work with the armed forces. Speaking at an interactive meeting organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here, Sitharaman said Tamil Nadu-based companies should plan ahead in meeting the demands of the defence forces. The Defe...

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US military reports 20,348 sexual assaults in 4 years

Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) The US military has reported a total of 20,348 sexual assaults from 2013 to 2016 at the country's defence installations around the world, the Pentagon said in a new report. The report, provided by the Department of Defence's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) on Friday detailed the number of sexual assault reports across the services and joint...

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Russia casts latest UN veto, blocking Syria chemical weapons probe

United Nations, Nov 18 (IANS) Russia has vetoed for the second time in 24 hours to block a UN Security Council resolution to re-authorise an investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria, media reports said on Saturday. Friday night's development was the third veto of an extension for the chemical weapons investigators in the past month, reports CNN. After Russia vetoe...

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Belt and Road: Italian, Chinese businesses eye growth opportunities

Milan, Nov 18 (IANS) The Belt and Road Initiative would provide long-term development chances for growing industry sectors in Italy and China, according to professionals. The issue was discussed at a recent forum held in Italian city of Milan which attracted Italian and Chinese entrepreneurs, officials and experts, Xinhua news agency reported. Titled Building a concrete roadmap f...

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Nitish gets JD-U's 'Arrow' symbol, Sharad faction says battle on

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Putting an end to an over three-month-old battle between the two warring factions of the Janata Dal United (JD-U), the Election Commission of India (EC) on Friday granted the Arrow symbol to the Nitish Kumar faction. As the victor group welcomed the poll panel's decision and urged the strayed section of leaders to join back the party under Nitish Kumar's leadersh...

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Decision on Parliament's Winter Session soon: Minister

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government is not running away from facing Parliament and it would soon take a call on holding the Winter Session, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday. I don't think there is any situation to run away from Parliament, Goyal said at a press conference here. There is a lot of political capital and appreciation for Modi because he i...

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EC grants JD-U's 'Arrow' symbol to Nitish faction

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a major setback to rebel Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav, the Election Commission on Friday ruled that the group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the real party and hence entitled to use the party's Arrow poll symbol. In its order, the poll panel said: The respondent group led by Nitish Kumar has demonstrated overwhelming majority suppo...

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'An Insignificant Man': Significantly eulogizing

Film: An Insignificant Man; Directors: Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla; Cast: Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav, Santosh Koli, Sheila Dikshit; Rating: **1/2 An Insignificant Man is an intermittently inspiring documentary that chronicles the meteoric rise of Arvind Kejriwal - the anti-corruption activist-turned-politician to the Chief Minister of Delhi. This 100-minute documentary star...

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Maoists had a deadly run in 2016: Global terror report

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Maoist extremists have had a deadly run in 2016 with their involvement in half of the killings in the Red Corridor, a report by a Sydney-based think tank on global terror has said. More than half of the 340 deaths in 929 terror attacks in 2016 were committed by Maoists operating in the eastern, central and the southern areas of India known as the Red Corridor, th...

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Judge approves extradition of former CONMEBOL boss Leoz

Asuncion, Nov 17 (IANS) A Paraguayan judge has approved the extradition of Nicolas Leoz, the one-time head of South American football governing body CONMEBOL, to face bribery charges in the United States. Leoz is one of several current and former South American football officials under investigation by the US Justice Department as part of a global crackdown on corruption in the sport, re...

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This exoplanet may have atmospheric ingredients similar to Earth's

Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Twice as big as Earth, the exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely has an atmosphere thicker than Earth's but with ingredients that could be similar to those of Earth's atmosphere, says a new study. The atmosphere of this mysterious planet could contain nitrogen, water and even oxygen -- molecules found in our atmosphere, too -- but with much higher temperatures throughout...

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