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India vs South Africa 1st T20I scoreboard

Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the first Twenty-20 International match between India and South Africa here on Sunday. India Innings 203-5 (20) Rohit Sharma c Klaasen b Junior Dala 21 Shikhar Dhawan c Klaasen b Phehlukwayo 72 Suresh Raina c & b Junior Dala 15 Virat Kohli (c) lbw b Shamsi 26 Manish Pandey n...

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India beat S. Africa by 28 runs in 1st T20I

Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) A brilliant all-round show helped India beat South Africa by 28 runs in the first Twenty-20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday. Put in to bat, Shikhar Dhawan (72) hammered the South African bowlers all around the park and helped India to post a massive 203/5 before pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5/24) wreaked havoc in the South African ...

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Dhawan's 72 takes India to 203/5 in first T20I

Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan once again unleashed mayhem in South Africa, with his 72 powering India to 203 for five wickets in the first Twenty-20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday. The Delhi left-hander, who hit 323 runs in the six One-Day Internationals (ODIs), blasted 10 fours and two sixes in his 39-ball innings as others ...

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Over 75 pc turnout in peaceful Tripura Assembly polls

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 75 per cent of the 2,536,589 voters in Left-ruled Tripura had exercised their franchise in a peaceful manner to elect a new Assembly on Sunday even as a large number were still standing in queues at the end of official voting hours, officials said. Election Department officials said both men and women, including new voters, had queued up in large numbers outs...

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Afghan Army defuses 234 IEDs, landmines

Kabul, Feb 18 (IANS) Around 234 different types of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and landmines have been detected and defused over the last 24 hours, the Afghan Defence Ministry said on Sunday. Afghan National Army engineering teams and bomb disposal units launched operations to clear landmines in different provinces since early Saturday. They found and defused 234 different IEDs a...

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Olympic champion Kipruto handed Commonwealth wild card

Nairobi, Feb 18 (IANS) Athletics Kenya (AK) has handed Olympic and world steeplechase champion, Conseslus Kipruto, a wild card to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Kipruto who won the men water and barriers race at the Rio 2016 Olympics and the London 2017 worlds was taken ill on Friday and was advised by doctors to skip competition, reports Xinhua news age...

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Moderate polling in Tripura Assembly elections

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Voters queued up in large numbers outside polling booths in Tripura from early morning on Sunday as the single-phased Assembly elections progressed peacefully, officials said. An election department official said that snags in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) attached with VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) in over 150 polling stations, resulted in slo...

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Bayern win, Hamburg lose in Bundesliga

Berlin, Feb 18 (IANS) Runaway leaders Bayern Munich continue their winning run to stay atop the standings after beating Wolfsburg 2-1 whereas struggling Hamburg lost 1-2 to Bayer Leverkusen in the 23rd round of the Bundesliga. The German record champions carved out a 2-1 win over the Wolves, who gave away a one-goal lead to suffer their third straight defeat on Saturday, reports Xinhua n...

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Voting for Tripura Assembly elections begins

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Voting for the Assembly elections in India's northeastern state of Tripura began on Sunday morning amidst tight security, official said. Men and women in large numbers queued up in front of many polling stations well before polling opened at 7 a.m. in the entire state. Polling ends at 4 p.m., said Sriram Taranikanti, the Chief Electoral Officer. In all, 2,...

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Atletico coach understands fans' fears at losing Griezmann

Madrid, Feb 17 (IANS) Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone on Saturday stressed the importance of French forward Antoine Griezmann for the capital football giants amid ongoing speculation about his future. Simeone said he understood fans' fears about seeing Griezmann leave the club, with media reports linking him with a move to either FC Barcelona or Manchester United, reports Efe.

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Four electrocuted at birthday party in Ludhiana

Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) Four men were electrocuted while consuming liquor at a party held to celebrate the birthday of daughter of one of them in Punjab's industrial city Ludhiana, police said on Saturday. The dead included Ranjit Singh, 27, father of the girl whose birthday was being celebrated on Friday night at their residence in Ishwar Colony in Dhandari locality in Ludhiana, aroun...

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Kuzmina tastes third Winter Olympic gold in biathlon mass start

PyeongChang, Feb 17 (IANS) Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia won her third gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games with her victory in biathlon women's 12.5km mass start at the PyeongChang Games here on Saturday. Kuzmina has equalled for the most gold medals in Summer and Winter Games representing Slovakia, after she clocked a match-best 35 minutes and 23 seconds with just one penalty in sho...

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Haryana launches four subsidised food canteens

Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana government on Saturday launched four canteens which will serve subsidised and healthy food to the poor. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched the food canteens at Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar, and Yamunanagar via videoconferencing from Chandigarh. The canteens have been set up under the 'Antyodaya Aahaar Yojana' to provide healthy...

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Stage set for 'Magnetic Maharashtra', PM to inaugurate

Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The stage is set for the ambitious three-day long Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018 conclave which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday, officials said. After inaugurating the state's first-ever Global Investors Summit at the MMRDA Grounds in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Modi will interact with corporate chiefs during high tea along...

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Canadian PM arrives on India visit

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived here on Saturday on an eight-day visit at the invitation of his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi. Strategic partnership underpinned by shared values of democracy and pluralism! Namaste to the Right Honorable @JustinTrudeau, Prime Minister of Canada as he arrives on the state visit to India from 17-24 February, 2018,...

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Did PNB fraud continue after retirement of so-called 'main culprit'?

New Delhi Feb 17 (IANS) Did the fraud at Punjab National Bank (PNB) continue even after the main culprit, named by the bank, retired? It would seem so from the details provided by PNB to the investigative agency on the basis of which the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed two first information reports -- one against three companies of Nirav Modi and the other against the Gitanja...

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Hanyu breaks 66-year old record to defend men's figure skating title

PyoengChang, Feb 17 (IANS) Japanese Yuzuru Hanyu became the first figure skater in 66 years to win back-to-back Winter Olympic gold medals in the men's singles event as he won Japan's first gold medal at PyeongChang Games on Saturday. Hanyu won the title with 317.85 points, beating compatriot Shoma Uno and multiple world champion Javier Fernandez of Spain to the second and third on 306.9...

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Man United great Vidic to visit India

Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Manchester United great Nemanja Vidic will be present as a special guest on occasion of the third edition of the Football Movement which is slated to be held here on February 22 and 23. The two-day conference will feature speakers including English Premier League (EPL) managing director Richard Masters, director general of the UK Department for International Trade, ...

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Left confident of Tripura victory, BJP giving tough fight

Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) The CPI-M is confident of retaining power in its bastion of Tripura in Sunday's assembly elections and achieving a turnaround in the Left movement across the country, though the BJP is battling tooth and nail to oust the Left Front government. In India's 65-year-long electoral history, the country's dominant Left party, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)...

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Household cleaning products may harm lung function in women

New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Women working as cleaners or using cleaning sprays or other products regularly at home are likely to experience a greater decline in their lung function, researchers have warned. The study found that the lung function decline in the women was comparable to smoking somewhat less than 20 packs a year. However, the effect was not seen in men who cleaned, eit...

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