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Why Indian board opposes every new idea straightaway?

Why is India reluctant to embrace a new cricketing idea straightaway when all others are gladly willing to go along with it. First they were apprehensive about the Umpires' Decision Review System (DRS), then they opposed the Twenty20 Internationals to start with and now they are hesitant to play pink ball cricket under the Adelaide lights on their upcoming tour of Australia. Thou...

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NIA files charge sheets in Shiv Sena's Punjab leaders killings

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed two separate charge sheets against 15 accused in connection with killings of Shiv Sena's Punjab leaders Durga Gupta and Satpal Sharma, an offcial said on Sunday. Sharma and his son Ramesh Sharma were killed on February 25, 2017 while Gupta was murdered on April 23, 2016. The charge sheets were filed in th...

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We are peaking at the right time, says Dinesh Karthik

Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik feels the team is peaking at the right time after making the playoffs by beating Sunrisers Hyderabad in a must-win IPL game here. I think all eight teams strive for the play-off spots, so happy to reach there. Things are slowly setting in. Just the way we are playing shows good character. I'd like to think that (we're ...

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Golfer Catlin on track at Asia-Pacific Classic

Henan (China), May 19 (IANS) John Catlin of the United States is on course to win his maiden Asian Tour title after carding a three-under-par 69 to stay in the lead at the $300,000 Asia-Pacific Classic golf tournament here. The two-time Asian Development Tour (ADT) winner admitted that he was not playing up to his standards, but he still managed to card six birdies against three bogeys t...

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China lands bombers on South China Sea island

Beijing, May 19 (IANS) China has landed bombers, for the first time, on disputed territory in the South China Sea prompting fresh US warnings that it is destabilising the region, said China's air force. A video showed an H-6K landing and taking off from a base on Woody Island, the largest of the Paracel Islands, BBC reported on Saturday quoting experts from the Asia Maritime Transparency...

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Rajput hoping for a result-oriented stint with Zimbabwe

Harare, May 19 (IANS) A day after taking over the mantle of the beleaguered Zimbabwe side, newly-appointed interim head coach Lalchand Rajput has set himself a goal to guide the team to the final of the upcoming T20 International tri-series in July. My job is to get the best results, for the team to do well, perform better. For the tri-series against Australia and Pakistan, both strong t...

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Russia can help India in nuclear medicine, says Indian expert

Sochi (Russia), May 19 (IANS) Given the current high costs of making radioisotopes used in nuclear medicine, there is considerable scope of collaboration between India and Russia for their manufacture at affordable cost, according to an Indian expert. Chandigarh-based Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Professor Baljinder Singh told IANS here on the sidelin...

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US dollar mixed amid economic data

New York, May 19 (IANS) The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies as investors continued to sifting a batch of economic data. In late New York trading on Friday, the euro decreased to $1.1775 from $1.1799 in the previous session, and the British pound was down to $1.3482 from $1.3508 in the previous session, Xinhua news agency reported. The Australian dollar rose...

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Trump nominates Harris as US ambassador to S.Korea

Washington, May 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump picked Admiral Harry Harris as the next US ambassador to the South Korea, the White House said on Friday. Harris, 61, currently serves as the commander of US Pacific Command. He was previously nominated as the US ambassador to Australia, Xinhua news agency reported. The post of the US ambassador to South Korea has remained unfil...

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IPL: Chennai's march to top halted by Delhi's 34-run win

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) march to the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table was halted by bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils, who romped home by 34 runs at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Friday. Having already qualified for the play-offs, second-placed Chennai had a chance to rise to the top of the table but a disciplined Delhi applied the brakes to notch...

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IPL: Late order fireworks propel Delhi to 162/5 vs Chennai

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils rode on late order blitzkriegs from Vijay Shankar and Harshal Patel to post a healthy 162/5 against a disciplined Chennai Super Kings (CSK) attack in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Friday. Shankar (36 not out from 28 balls; 4x2, 6x2) and Patel (36 not out from 16; 4x1, 6x4) milked 26 runs off the final over from...

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Injured Payet misses out on France's World Cup squad

Paris, May 18 (IANS) Marseille playmaker Dimitri Payet was not included in France's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup named by head coach Didier Deschamps. Payet suffered a hamstring injury and had to be replaced in the first half of Wednesday's Europa League final, where Marseille lost to Atletico Madrid 0-3, reports Xinhua news agency. Deschamps unveiled the 23-man squad...

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NASA study shows freshwater decline in India

Washington, May 18 (IANS) India is among the world's major hotspots which has seen a serious decline in the availability of freshwater due to overuse of water resources, reveals a new study that combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities. The study, published in the journal Nature, found that Earth's wetland areas are getting wetter and dry ar...

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Human pressure destroying world's protected land

Sydney, May 18 (IANS) One-third of the world's protected land is in a state unlikely to conserve endangered biodiversity thanks to intense human pressure, says an international study that offers a shocking reality check on efforts to avert a biodiversity crisis. The greatest damaging impacts of human activities on protected land is found in heavily populated places including Asia, Europe...

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Ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal discharged from UK hospital

London, May 18 (IANS) Sergei Skripal, the former Russian spy poisoned with a nerve agent in Salisbury, was on Friday discharged from a hospital in the southern English city after two months of the attack. Skripal, 66, was found slumped on a bench on March 4 along with his daughter Yulia after being exposed to military-grade nerve agent Novichok. The alleged assassination plot sparked a f...

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NASA study warns of freshwater decline in India

Washington, May 18 (IANS) Availability of freshwater has declined in the northern and eastern parts of India, says a new study that combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe. The study, published in the journal Nature, found that Earth's wetland areas are getting wetter and dry ar...

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Sharapova defeats Gavrilova to reach Italian Open quarter-finals

Rome, May 18 (IANS) Russian three-time champion Maria Sharapova rolled to a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Daria Gavrilova to book a spot in the quarter-finals of the Italian Open, a key French Open tune-up event. Sharapova needed an hour and 38 minutes during the match on Thursday to overcome the feisty Australian, who had upset Spain's Garbiñe Muguruza 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) in a more than three-...

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US dollar rises amid Treasury yields, economic data

New York, May 18 (IANS) The US dollar traded higher against most other major currencies as Treasury yields rose sharply in recent days after solid economic data. The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield climbed over 3.11 per cent on Thursday, the first time since 2011, while the two-year yield hovered around its highest levels in a decade, Xinhua news agency reported. In late New Yor...

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Golfer Baisoya shines at Asia-Pacific Classic

Henan (China), May 17 (IANS) Honey Baisoya of India shot five-under-par 67 to take the joint second spot at the end of the first round of the $300,000 Asia-Pacific Classic golf tournament here on Thursday. Baisoya shares the second position with 11 other players including Koh Deng Shan of Singapore and Liu Yanwei of China. Baisoya, who won back-to-back domestic titles recently, i...

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Zimbabwe recruits Rajput as interim head coach

Harare, May 17 (IANS) Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Thursday named former India opener Lalchand Rajput as the interim head coach after ex-national skipper Heath Streak was sacked from the position in March. The 56-year-old is expected to start work immediately ahead of the triangular Twenty20 international (T20I) series involving Zimbabwe, Australia and Pakistan in Harare in July, read a ZC s...

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