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India clinch ODI series against Sri Lanka

Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 (IANS) India eased to an eight-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the decisive third and final One-Day International (ODI) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday. The Indians dominated with both bat and ball, restricting Sri Lanka to 215 runs before Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten century helped them canter to a big win with 17.5 overs to spare. India have now won e...

10 hours ago
Microsoft AI helping Indian farmers increase crop yields

New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) New technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Machine Learning, Satellite Imagery and advanced analytics are empowering small-holder farmers in India to increase their income through higher crop yield and greater price control, Microsoft India said. In a few dozen villages in Telengana, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, farmers are receiving automate...

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The year when Indian fiction reflected the burden of society

New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) A novel that takes its readers into the abyss of poverty and patriarchy, thereby narrating the sordid uses of power and the agony it unleashes; a dystopian satire that draws a telling portrait of our times; and finally an international bestseller from India weaves together a writer's experiences as a social and environmental activist -- all of this in fiction. Tw...

15 hours ago
Taraji P. Henson 'happy' dating Hayden

Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Actress Taraji P. Henson says she is very very happy to be in a romantic relationship with Kelvin Hayden. In a special episode of ESSENCE's podcast Yes, Girl!, the 47-year-old actress gushes about her love life, now that she's been dating the former National Football League star, reports aceshowbiz.com. I'm very happy. Everything is coming together, she...

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Iranian missile programme 'aggressive': UAE minister

Dubai, Dec 17 (IANS) A senior official of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Saturday through his Twitter account that Iran is a serial missile exporter in the region. Anwar Gargash, UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said the defensive nature of Iran's missile program has been exposed for being a blatant lie, Xinhua news agency reported. Gargash stated in English (...

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Dhawan confident of India prevailing in series decider

Visakhapatnam, Dec 16 (IANS) On the eve of the ODI series decider here against Sri Lanka, India opener Shikhar Dhawan expressed confidence on the hosts' ability to demolish any side. The calibre we have got, once we settle, we can demolish any side, Dhawan said in the pre-match press conference on Saturday. India have a brilliant home record, having not lost a series here since t...

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World cricket's concern is future of Tests

Best value for all stakeholders. Its a great marketing line for selling cricket. In India the game is in a sellers market and the buyers take anything without a complaint as long as it provides some enjoyment. See how it works. India will play 81 matches at home across all formats in the 2019-2023 Cycle of the Future Tour Programme (FTP) - up by 30 from the previous Programme, but the nu...

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Benji Madden sues designer

Los Angeles, Dec 16 (IANS) Actress Cameron Diaz's husband and musician Benji Madden has sued a designer for $500,000 for improperly remodelling his house. The Good Charlotte band member says he made a deal with Ryan Silverman and The Wooden Palate in the spring of 2015 to remodel his spare bedroom, kitchen, laundry room and deck and wine cellar. According to the documents, worke...

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Third ODI: Rohit eyes first series win as captain

Visakhapatnam, Dec 16 (IANS) Rohit Sharma will aim to maintain his superb batting form and win his first series as captain when India take on Sri Lanka in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. After a thumping seven-wicket loss against Sri Lanka in the first match, Rohit created history by becoming the f...

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Lille sack Argentine head coach Bielsa

Paris, Dec 16 (IANS) Ligue 1 outfit Lille have fired Argentine head coach Marcelo Bielsa, already suspended last month, as the team failed to live up to the management's expectation. The club said in a brief statement on Friday that the contract with Bielsa has been terminated, reports Xinhua news agency. Lille, who finished 11th last season, hired Bielsa in anticipation of striv...

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Maternal blood sugar may affect baby's heart

New York, Dec 16 (IANS) Women with high blood sugar early in pregnancy may raise their baby's risk of developing a congenital heart defect, according to a study. While it has been long known that diabetes in pregnancy raises the odds for congenital heart defects in babies. The new findings reveal that risk extends even to women without diabetes in their earliest part of pregnanc...

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Akshay Kumar emerges as street-smart hero of 2017

Not only in 2017. This has been going on for some years. Akshay Kumar, the full-nationalistic package, blending the best of desh-bhakti with consumerism, represents that rare breed of star-actors who have constantly evolved and become more watchable with each passing year. Included in this rarefied breed are Mumtaz, Rekha and Sridevi. Among the male stars I can think of no one else as Bo...

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US may stop spouses of H-1B visa holders from working

Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration is set to propose revoking a rule that makes spouses of thousands of H1-B visa holders eligible to work while in the US, potentially complicating a major driver of technology jobs, the media reported. Since 2015, the spouses of H-1B, or high-skilled, visa holders waiting for green cards have been eligible to work in the...

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Woman jailed in Switzerland for trying to join IS

Geneva, Dec 16 (IANS) A Swiss court has given a 31-year-old woman a partially suspended 18-month jail sentence after she tried to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. The woman from Winterthur on Friday appeared before the Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona near the Italian border, the Swiss news agency, ATS, reported where prosecutors called for a two-year j...

2 days ago
FIFA bans head of Brazilian football federation

Paris, Dec 15 (IANS) FIFA on Friday suspended the head of the Brazilian football federation Marco Polo Del Nero for 90 days over a breach of its rules. FIFA ethics committee added that the decision bans Del Nero from any football-related activities during this period, starting immediately, reports Efe The duration of the ban may be extended for an additional period not exceeding ...

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Sanofi India elevates Rajaram as Managing Director

Bengaluru, Dec 15 (IANS) Drug maker Sanofi India Ltd on Friday appointed its wholetime Director N. Rajaram as Managing Director from January 1. Under Rajaram's leadership, our diabetes business doubled and we gained foothold in the consumer healthcare sector, said the company in a statement here. Rajaram succeeds Shailesh Ayyangar, who will be company's new head in the Asia regio...

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Shoolini University files 101 patents

Chandigarh/Shimla, Dec 15 (IANS) The Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences in Solan town of Himachal Pradesh has filed 101 patents and is listed among the top generators of patents in the region, a university official said on Friday. The government of India has listed our university as the sixth top Indian applicant of patents from all Indian universities and insti...

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Train accidents down by 42% in 2017: Minister

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The government on Friday said the number of train accidents has come down by 42 per cent over the last one year. Number of train accidents have been continuously decreasing from 135 in 2014-15 to 107 in 2015-16 and down to 104 in 2016-17, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha. He said from Apr...

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SC rejects Teesta's plea to unfreeze bank accounts

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea by social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand for unfreezing of their bank accounts put under restrictions by Gujarat Police on the charge of misuse of donations. The donations were allegedly collected in the name of Gulberg Cooperative Housing Society, which was targeted by rioting mobs during the 200...

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Support Muslim family law, women's group urges Rahul, Opposition

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) on Friday urged all opposition leaders, including Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi, to extend their support for the proposed Muslim family law. In a letter to Gandhi and other major Opposition parties, the BMMA founders - Zakia Soman and Noorjehan Niaz - said that although the Supreme Court has struck down 'Triple Tala...

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