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Kohli complains of cramped schedule ahead of SA tour

Nagpur, Nov 23 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said a cramped schedule ahead of important challenges such as the South Africa cricket tour sometimes comes in the way of preparations. India will finish their limited overs matches against Sri Lanka on December 24 (final T20I) before they fly off to South Africa on December 28, with the first Test starting on January 5. They pl...

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Hudson quits as New Zealand football coach

Wellington, Nov 23 (IANS) New Zealand football team coach Anthony Hudson resigned on Thursday in the wake of the Kiwis' failure to reach next year's FIFA World Cup in Russia. Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 in Lima last week to seal victory in a two-legged intercontinental play-off for a spot in next year's tournament in Russia, reports Xinhua news agency. Hudson said in a statement re...

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Police enter Australia's closed detention centre

Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Police in Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Thursday entered a former Australian-run detention centre in a bid to get asylum seekers who remain there to leave. Hundreds of men have refused to leave the Manus Island centre Australia shut it down on October 31 after a PNG court ruled it was unconstitutional, urging asylum seekers to move to transit centres elsewhere on th...

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St. Moritz Ice Cricket 2018 launched

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Former India opener Virender Sehwag and middle-order batsman Mohammad Kaif on Wednesday launched the inaugural edition of St.Moritz Ice Cricket 2018. The two-day event, which will be held in St.Moritz in Switzerland on February 8 and 9 set against the serene and breathtaking backdrop of the Swiss mountains, will host two matches over two days. Apart from...

3 days ago
'Miniatures, traditional character makeups used once more in movies'

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Lord of the Rings and Avatar associated physical/special effects wizard Gareth McGhie said the move towards computer graphics and full digital shots has been the biggest challenge facing the physical effects industry but there seems to be a turnaround now. The biggest challenge facing physical effects industry has been the move towards CG, Full Digital shots. This ...

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Sao Paulo's Cueva faces fine for late return from Peru duty

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 20 (IANS) Peru international midfielder Christian Cueva could be fined by his football club Sao Paulo for failing to report back on time after the country qualified for its first World Cup in 36 years. Cueva returned to Brazil on Friday evening, two days after Peru completed a 2-0 aggregate victory over New Zealand in their intercontinental playoff in Lima, reports Xi...

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Bhuvneshwar key against South Africa: Doull

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Former New Zealand pacer Simon Doull on Sunday said Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the key when India tour South Africa adding that he is as good as any in the world at the moment. Bhuvneshwar is as good as there is in the world at the moment. Alongwith his swing and seam bowling, he has upped his pace, Doull told reporters here. India play three Tests, six ODIs...

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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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Playing county cricket has definitely helped me: Pujara

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Playing county cricket for Nottinghamshire helped Cheteshwar Pujara a great deal, the top-order India Test ace said after scoring a fighting 52 against Sri Lanka in the first Test at the Eden Gardens here. It was because of Pujara that India could post 172 as none of the other batsmen scored above the 30-run mark even on a seam-friendly Eden Gardens track. Wicketke...

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India skittled out for 172 in 1st innings

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan off-spinner Dilruwan Perera and pacer Lahiru Gamage shared two wickets each as India were skittled out for 172 in their first innings at lunch on the third day of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday. For the hosts, in-form top order batsman Chesteshwar Pujara top-scored with 52 while Wriddhiman Saha contributed 29 as fast bowler Suranga L...

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Nehra's field day with India cricketers

Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Just-retired left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra was on Friday involved in friendly banter with his Indian teammates playing against Sri Lanka in the first Test on his new-found role as commentator. Bringing down the curtains on his 18-year career on November 2 in a Twenty20 International against New Zealand at his Ferozshah Kotla home ground in New Delhi, Nehra immediatel...

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Eden wicket good preparation for South Africa tour: Nehra

Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Just-retired India pacer Ashish Nehra feels the green top at the Eden Gardens here for the first Test between India and Sri Lanka will help Virat Kohli and the team to prepare for the upcoming South Africa tour starting January 2018. The Eden wicket is good preparation for India's tour of South Africa. There the ball will have carry and lateral movement. This wicke...

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Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez banned again for illegal action

Dubai, Nov 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday banned Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez from bowling his off-spinners in international cricket with immediate effect after an independent assessment found his bowling action illegal. The assessment revealed that the majority of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulat...

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Nearly 20 nations join hands to phase out coal

Bonn, Nov 16 (IANS) With German Chancellor Angela Merkel skirting the crucial coal issue at the high-level opening of the UN Climate Change conference, a coalition of nations comprising Britain, Canada and France and even a US state on Thursday announced commitments to move away from the fossil fuel, a major source of air pollution. Canada and Britain jointly launched at the COP23 climat...

7 days ago
Nearly 20 nations join hands for 'clean coal'

Bonn, Nov 16 (IANS) With German Chancellor Angela Merkel skirting the crucial coal issue at the high-level opening of the UN Climate Change conference, a coalition of nations comprising Britain, Canada and France and even a US state on Thursday announced commitments to move away from the fossil fuel, a major source of air pollution. Canada and Britain jointly launched at the COP23 climat...

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No extended passage of play made it difficult for batsmen: Bangar

Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) India batting coach Sanjay Bangar on Thursday said the stop-start first day of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka, with only 11.5 overs of play possible due to rain, felt like a day-night match and hampered the batsmen's flow. Pacer Suranga Lakmal, aided by a green top track, returned flawless figures of 6-6-0-3, shaving off the Indian top order. India were 1...

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Peru defeats New Zealand, wins last place in World Cup

Lima, Nov 16 (IANS) Peru's national team took the last remaining place for the 2018 football World Cup in Russia by beating New Zealand 2-0 in the second leg of the intercontinental play-off with goals from striker Jefferson Farfan and centre-back Christian Ramos. The Peruvian team, La Blanquirroja, had to score a win after a goalless draw in the first leg in New Zealand and after 36 yea...

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India's global rank up for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Bonn, Nov 15 (IANS) India is ranked 14th in this year's Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2018 out of 56 nations and the European Union by environmental organisation Germanwatch, an improvement from its 20th position last year, for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by opting to transform its electricity sector towards green technology. China, with its high emissions and growi...

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India aim to continue winning momentum against Sri Lanka

Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) India would look to emulate their recent success against Sri Lanka and go into the forthcoming South Africa tour brimming with confidence when the Asian rivals meet in the first of the three-Test here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Not long ago in August, Sri Lanka were annihilated 9-0 across all formats in their own den by a ruthless India led by their aggressiv...

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In Manila, Modi stresses on safe, secure navigation in Indo-Pacific

Manila, Nov 14 (IANS) Amidst the buzz over the quadrilateral grouping with the US, Japan and Australia as a counter to China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday came out strongly in support of a safe, secure and free navigation in the Indo-Pacific region and for adherence to rule of law and international arbitration. On the sidelines of the India-Asean and East Asia Summits, he also...

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