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Mattarella urges truth on anti-mafia judge's slaying

Rome, July 19 (IANS/AKI) On the 26th anniversary of anti-mafia judge Paolo Borsellino's murder in Palermo with five members of his security escort, Italy's President Sergio Mattarella said on Thursday that honouring Borsellino's memory meant not stopping to search for the truth behind the slaying. Twenty-six years on, said Mattarella, the memories and emotion surrounding the cowardly att...

1 day ago
Cummins finding ways to stop Kohli's tons Down Under

Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Ahead of India's tour Down Under later this year, Australian quick Pat Cummins has praised skipper Virat Kohli as a really passionate player while conceding that his bowling attack will target the prized wicket of the right-hander. Cummins recently found himself in the middle of a storm when he was widely quoted as saying: My brave, bold prediction; I'd say I think...

2 days ago
With opposition pitching for no-trust motion, monsoon session set to be stormy

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) With an aggressive opposition pitching for a no-trust motion against the Narendra Modi government over various issues, the bitterness that saw complete washout of the Budget session is likely to spill into the monsoon session scheduled to commence from Wednesday. As far as the legislative business is concerned, the government's plate is more than full with as ma...

3 days ago
Pacer Awana retires from all forms of cricket

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Former India paceman Parvinder Awana on Tuesday announced his retirement from all formats of the game with immediate effect. The pacer represented Delhi for nine years and played two Twenty20 Internationals against England in 2012, but failed to pick up any international wicket. Awana shared the news of his retirement on Twitter, thanking his teammates, ...

3 days ago
'Sanjay Gandhi was made of sterner stuff'

I cant claim that I was close to the entire Gandhi family, but there was a time when Sanjay, Indira Gandhis younger son, was a good friend. In fact, he even tried to teach me to fly a plane, without success but with considerable daredevilry. I first got to know Sanjay as my sister Shobha's friend. It was the early 1960s, Daddy was army chief and we were living in Army House on what was s...

3 days ago
Jared Kushner's family company under probe

New York, July 17 (IANS) New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is launching a probe to determine if President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner's family real estate company harassed tenants at a Brooklyn property so that they would leave their rent-stabilised apartments. The announcement by the Democratic Governor on Monday comes after tenants at the Austin Nichols House on Kent Avenue in...

6 days ago
Hima Das the new poster girl of Indian athletics

What a week it has been for sport! Assams Hima Das created history becoming the first Indian to win a track gold at a world meet and shared headline space with tiny Croatia entering the World Cup final, Roger Federer getting knocked out of Wimbledon and the Indian cricket team starting their tour of Ireland-England on a high note. It was not an unexpected gold for Hima, the first by Indi...

6 days ago
'Captain Marvel' writer to pen 'Artemis' movie

Los Angeles, July 14 (IANS) Writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet has been roped in to adapt the movie version of author Andy Weirs science-fiction novel Artemis. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing. Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood are producing Artemis, the follow-up novel by The Martian author, reports variety.com. Artemis follows a woman named Jazz, a directionless twentysomething...

6 days ago
Rajasthan police's dress code for police exam

Jaipur, July 13 (IANS) For around 15 lakh candidates appearing for the police constable recruitment exam on July 14-15 for 13,142 posts, there are new dos and dont's: they will have to take the test barefoot; avoid fancy accessories (bangles are disallowed) and full-sleeve shirts. The Superintendents of Police (SPs) of various districts where the exam will be conducted have been told to ...

8 days ago
Twenty One Pilots release new songs

Los Angeles, July 12 (IANS) Grammy winning musical duo Twenty One Pilots have unveiled two new tracks - Jumpsuit and Nico and the Niners. Later this year, they will release Trench -- their first album in three years. The official music video of Jumpsuit has been directed by longtime collaborator Andrew Donoho. Both tracks will appear on Trench, which follows the duo's 2015 proje...

9 days ago
France squad takes a break after qualifying for World Cup final

Moscow, July 11 (IANS) The French national team on Wednesday enjoyed a rest day after they secured a spot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Belgium. On Tuesday night, the French players returned from the Russian city of St. Petersburg, where the semi-final match was held, to their World Cup headquarters in the Istra region near Moscow, reports Efe. Twenty y...

9 days ago
Confident India eye winning start to ODI series against England

Nottingham, July 11 (IANS) Fresh from their Twenty20 International (T20I) series win, an upbeat India will be eyeing to continue with the momentum when they take on England in the first of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) rubber at Trent Bridge here on Thursday. The Virat Kohli-led side won the recently concluded T20I series 2-1 and the team management hopes for another valuab...

9 days ago
Pakistan cricketer Ahmad Shahzad fails dope test

Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday confirmed that the country's international cricketer Ahmad Shahzad has failed a dope test and is likely to face suspension, an official statement said. PCB announced that opening batsman Shahzad has tested positive for a banned substance in a dope test conducted during a domestic tournament and that he would be charged...

9 days ago
China enters world's top 20 most-innovative economies

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) China broke into the world's top 20 most-innovative economies as Switzerland retained its number one spot in the Global Innovation Index (GII) annual ranking published by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on Tuesday. India maintains its top place in the Central and Southern Asia region, moving up three spots, from...

9 days ago
Top ODI spot up for grabs in India's series against England

Dubai, July 10 (IANS) India will have to blank England 3-0 in the upcoming One-Day International (ODI) series to get back to the top spot in the ICC rankings, a statement from cricket's world governing body stated on Tuesday. England and India play the first match of their upcoming series in Nottingham on Thursday, kicking off a month-long extravaganza of ODIs featuring 10 sides from fou...

11 days ago
Rahul moves to career-high third position in T20I rankings

Dubai, July 9 (IANS) Top-order batsman Lokesh Rahuls scores of 70, 101 not out, six and 19 have made him India's highest-ranked batsman in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) as he moved up nine places to a career-high third position in the ICC rankings. Opener Rohit Sharma in 11th rank (up by two places) and captain Virat Kohli in 12th rank (down by four places) are the next highest-ranked ...

12 days ago
India, China headed into a 'marriage squeeze' due to gender imbalance

Book: Too Many Men Too Few Women; Edited by: Ravinder Kaur; Publisher: Orient Blackswan; Pages: 340; Price: Rs 925 Much of the scholarly work on adverse sex ratios or gender imbalance until now has primarily focussed on the identification, patterns and causes of skewed sex ratios, and very little on their consequences. This offering, on the contrary, focuses on their social consequences ...

12 days ago
Lack of attention on education, health magnified in Modi rule: Amartya Sen

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Nobel-winning economist Amartya Sen said the lack of attention on social sectors had taken a quantum jump in the wrong direction since the BJP came to power and that despite the visible prominence of backwardness in India, the political dispensation was diverting attention from the core issues. Things have gone pretty badly wrong. Even previously before this gove...

13 days ago
India aim to improve in decisive contest vs England

Bristol (UK), July 7 (IANS) With England winning the second Twenty20 International to level the series at 1-1, India will aim to improve the performance and win the third and decisive contest here on Sunday. In the second match, England bowling attack restricted India to a below-par score of 148/5. Leaving their previous mistakes behind which they committed in the first T20I, the...

13 days ago
Hales guide England to thrilling victory vs India in 2nd T20I

Cardiff, July 7 (IANS) Alex Hales' brilliant batting helped England beat India by five wickets in a thriller second Twenty-20 International match at Sophia Gardens here on Friday. Needing 11 runs in the last over, Hales (58 not out) did the task with two balls remaining. He slammed Bhuvneshwar Kumar to a six on the first ball of the 20th over and then hit a boundary to make sure England ...

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