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Chandimal pleads not guilty, hearing after end of 2nd Test

St. Lucia, June 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal has pleaded not guilty to breaching Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct and, as such, match referee Javagal Srinath will hold a hearing following the conclusion of the second Test against the West Indies here on Monday. According to an International Cricket Council (ICC) statement, on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Ian Gould,...

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Chandimal denies ball tampering, ICC hearing after Test

Gros Islet (Saint Lucia), June 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has pleaded not guilty to breaching Article 2.2.9 of the International Cricket Council's code of conduct and a hearing will be held following the conclusion of the ongoing cricket Test against the West Indies. On-field umpires Aleem Dar and Ian Gould, and third umpire Richard Kettleborough had charged Chandimal a...

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Government ends ceasefire in J&K, dismay in Valley

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) As terrorist activities continued even after a month-long Ramadan ceasefire announcement in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre on Sunday decided not to extend its unilateral initiative, declared on May 16 to coincide with the holy month, evoking dismay among people in the state. The Home Ministry announcement, a day after Eid festivities, said that operations against...

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End of Ramadan ceasefire causes dismay in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) The central government's decision on Sunday not to extend the Ramadan ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir evoked mixed reactions, with the ruling PDP expressing its unhappiness. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman Rafi Ahmad Mir said the party was not happy with the decision announced by the Union Home Ministry in view of the unending violence during Ramadan, bla...

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Government ends ceasefire in J&K

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Amid unending violence blamed mostly on militants, the Centre on Sunday decided not to extend its unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir, declared on May 16 to coincide with the holy month of Ramadan. The Home Ministry announcement, a day after Eid festivities, said that operations against the militants will resume. The government of India decides n...

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No ceasefire extension in J&K

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Centre on Sunday decided not to extend the unilateral ceasefire against militants in Jammu and Kashmir, declared on May 16 in order to provide a conducive atmosphere in the state during the holy month of Ramadan. The announcement comes a day after Eid festivities. The government of India decides not to extend the suspension of operations in Jammu an...

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Centre to end J&K ceasefire

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Centre on Sunday decided not to extend the suspension of anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir as announced in the beginning of Ramadan. A Ministry of Home Affairs statement said that the operations against terrorists will resume. The government took the decision that security forces will not conduct offensive operations in Jammu and Kashmir du...

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Internet services suspended in eastern Meghalaya

Shillong, June 16 (IANS) The Meghalaya government on Saturday suspended internet services on mobile telephones in six districts in the state's eastern part due to the serious law and order situation The suspension came four days after the government had restored internet services on mobile telephones in the Meghalaya capital as normalcy returned. In his notification, Commissioner...

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Warner to debut in Caribbean Premier League

St. Lucia, June 16 (IANS) Caribbean Premier League (CPL) outfit St. Lucia Stars have signed banned Australia batsman David Warner in their squad for the upcoming season beginning August 8, the West Indian club announced on Saturday. Warner will replace fellow big-hitting Australian D'Arcy Short, who was ruled out of the tournament after being selected in Australia A's tour of India. <...

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Air connectivity restored in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, June 16 (IANS) To and fro air connectivity in Chandigarh was restored on Saturday after two days of partial suspension owing to a thick haze of dust and pollution that reduced the visibility in the region, an airport official said. Operations at the Chandigarh International Airport were resumed through there was some delay in the departure of flights, Public Relations Officer...

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Killers of Bukhari will not be spared: Union Minister

Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir on Friday condemned the brutal killing of renowned journalist Shujaat Bukhari outside his office in Srinagar and said none of the accused involved in the murder will be spared. It is a sad incident. We condemn the killing of such a prominent media person. The Chief Minister has initiated an inquiry int...

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'Digital India' eliminated middlemen, empowered citizens: Modi

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his flagship programme Digital India helped citizens by eliminating middlemen and promoted 4Es -- Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Empowerment. We launched Digital India with a very simple focus -- to ensure more people can benefit from the joys of technology, especially in rural areas, he said while interac...

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'Chennai girl Suryadevara, GM's next CFO, was a focused student'

Chennai, June 15 (IANS) The schoolmates of Dhivya Suryadevara, who has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of US automotive company General Motors, describe her as a calm and focused student who had all the fun. Dhivya was very disciplined and focused. We all used to have fun together. She would not neglect her studies. She would finish her studies and yet have all the fun, Subh...

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Killers of Bukhari will not be spared: Union Minister

Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir on Friday condemned the brutal killing of renowned journalist Shujaat Bukhari outside his office in Srinagar and said none of the accused involved in the murder will be spared. It is a sad incident. We condemn the killing of such a prominent media person. The Chief Minister has initiated an inquiry int...

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Landslides halt train services in Assam hill section

Guwahati, June 15 (IANS) Train services to Assam's Barak Valley, Mizoram and Tripura remained cut off on Friday due to fresh landslides in the Lumding-Badarpur hill section of Assam even as the Northeast Frontier Railway cancelled several trains. NF Railway Chief Public Relation Officer P.J. Sharma said while the railway workers had completed restoration work at five locations where land...

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Tripura to give monthly pension of Rs 10,000 to journalists

Agartala, June 15 (IANS) The Tripura government has enhanced the journalists pension from Rs 1,000 to Rs 10,000, a Minister here said. The cabinet increased the journalists' monthly pension from Rs 1,000 to Rs 10,000. The monthly pension of Rs 10,000 is second highest in India after Tamil Nadu, Law and Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath told the media on Thursday night. The cabin...

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Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance to focus affluent customers, diversify products

Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Private life insurer Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance, which is looking to diversify its product basket, will launch a morbidity (health) and pension plan this year keeping mainly the 'mass affluent' customers in mind, an official said here on Thursday. Our focus will be on providing living benefits, wherein our customers are allowed to live better. We will be looking...

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Koreas agree to completely restore military communication lines

Seoul, June 14 (IANS) The two Koreas agreed on Thursday to completely restore their military communication lines during their first general-grade military talks in more than a decade, according to a joint statement. North and South Korea also exchanged opinions on demilitarising the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom on a trial basis and agreed to thoroughly implement a 2004 bilater...

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Suspense continues over ceasefire extension

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Suspense continued over whether the Centre's unilateral Ramadan ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir will be extended beyond Eid, which falls this weekend. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday held a high-level meeting over security arrangements for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra to begin later this month and it was officially stated there was no discussion on t...

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Pompeo discusses Trump-Kim summit outcome with Moon

Seoul, June 14 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday metwith South Korean President Moon Jae-in here to discuss the outcome of the historic summit between American President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. According to the South Korean Presidential office, Pompeo told Moon at the start of the meeting that there is still a great deal of work to do and that...

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