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Golfer Chadha emerges leader in Round 2 of TATA Open

Jamshedpur, Dec 15 (IANS) Chandigarhs Abhijit Singh Chadha emerged leader in round two, courtesy a flawless seven-under-64 that took his total to 13-under-129 at the 16th TATA Open here on Friday. Sri Lankan Anura Rohana produced the best round of the tournament so far, a staggering 10-under-61, to move into tied second at 12-under-130 along with three-time former champion Mukesh Kumar (...

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Sri Lanka's Mathews fit for Sunday's series decider

Visakhapatnam, Dec 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka received a major shot in the arm after veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews was declared fit for the series-deciding third and final one-dayer against India at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. Mathews, who suffered from cramps during his unbeaten 111 in the second match at Mohali on Wednesday, bowled and batted without any problem in the t...

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Afridi hat-trick steals show in T10 opener

Sharjah, Dec 15 (IANS) Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi's hat-trick lit up the opening night of the inaugural T10 League here, helping his Pakhtoons side beat the Virender Sehwag-led Maratha Arabians by 25 runs. In the tournament opener, Kerala Kings rode on Irish Paul Stirling's unbeaten 66 to beat Bengal Tigers by eight wickets at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here on Thursday. <...

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US bill boosting military ties with Taiwan irks China

Beijing/Taipei, Dec 14 (IANS) China on Thursday accused Washington of interfering in its internal affairs after US President Donald Trump ratified a bill to strengthen military ties with Taiwan. Trump earlier this week had approved the National Defence Authorization Act for the fiscal year 2018, which looks to boost military cooperation with Taiwan, including mutual visits by Navy ships ...

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': Exhilarating and engaging

Film: Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Director: Rian Johnson; Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisey Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro; Rating: **** Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the eighth episode of the series and the second film in the Star Wars...

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Eight Maoists killed in Telangana gunfight

Hyderabad, Dec (IANS) Eight extremists of a newly formed Left wing group were killed in an exchange of fire with police in Telangana's Bhadradri Kothagudem on Thursday, police said. The incident occurred in Tekulapalli forests of the district, adjoining Chhattisgarh. The slain extremists were members of the CPI-MLs' Chandr Pullareddy Baata group, which was formed in July this yea...

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India bounce back with Rohit's historic double ton

Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) Captain Rohit Sharma led from the front with a historic third ODI double ton (208 not out) as India thrashed Sri Lanka by 141 runs to not only avenge the loss in the series opener but also level the three-match rubber 1-1, at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. Chasing a mammoth 393, Sri Lanka rode on former skipper Angelo Mathews' ...

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India down Sri Lanka by 141 runs to square ODI series

Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) A disciplined India humbled Sri Lanka by 141 runs in the second One-day International and squared the three-match rubber 1-1 at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. Chasing a mammoth 394, most of the visiting batsmen failed to capitalise on their starts, barring Angelo Mathews, who stroked a patient unbeaten 132-ball 111 as Sri Lanka...

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Rohit records third double-ton in ODIs

Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) India skipper Rohit Sharma (208 not out), who piloted India to a mammoth 392 against Sri Lanka on Wednesday, became the first cricketer to score three double hundred in the One-Day International (ODI). Coming into the match, the Mumbaikar was the only batsman to have hit two double tons. At the PCA Stadium here, Sharma belted an unbeaten 153-ball 208, comprising 13 ...

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Rohit's record double ton powers India to 392/4

Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with his third ODI double century to power India to a mammoth 392/4 against Sri Lanka in the second One-day International at the Punjab Cricket Association's I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. Rohit, who belted an unbeaten 153-ball 208, comprising 13 fours and 12 sixes, was engaged in two big partnerships -- 115 runs for t...

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Rohit's record double ton powers India to 392/4 in second ODI

Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with his third ODI double century to help India post a mammoth 392/4 against Sri Lanka in the second One-day International at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. Sharma, who belted an unbeaten 153-ball 208, comprising 13 fours and 12 sixes, was engaged in two big partnerships -- 115 runs for t...

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Matildas' Sam Kerr wins Australia's Sports Personality of the Year award

Canberra, Dec 13 (IANS) Sam Kerr has been named Australia's Sports Personality of the Year after leading the national women's football team, the Matildas, for a hugely successful 12 months. Kerr's win was one of three for the Matildas at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Awards on Tuesday night with manager Alen Stajcic winning Coach of the Year and the Matildas winning Public Choi...

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Gayle smashes T20 records in BPL final

Dhaka, Dec 12 (IANS) West Indies star Chris Gayle toppled several records on his way to a match winning performance for Rangpur Riders in the final of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) cricket tournament here on Tuesday. Gayle smashed 18 sixes -- the most in a Twenty20 innings -- on his way to an unbeaten 146 runs off just 69 balls as Rangpur defeated Dhaka Dynamites by 57 runs.

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Jimmy Kimmel brings out his son to talk about healthcare

Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) A week after his son underwent his second heart surgery, TV show host Jimmy Kimmel brought him on his eponymous late night talk show. He called on Congress to fund the Children's Health Insurance Programme. Kimmel had gone on a week's break to spend time with his family as his seven-month-old son Billy recovers from a successful heart surgery performed last wee...

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India aim to bounce back in second ODI vs Sri Lanka

Mohali, Dec 12 (IANS) Still licking their wounds after the humiliation in Dharamsala, India will be aiming to roar back when they face a rejuvenated Sri Lanka in the do-or-die second One-day International (ODI) at the Punjab Cricket Association's I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. The embarrassing seven-wicket loss in Sunday's opener of the three-match rubber was not only an eye-open...

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Shatrughan Sinha questions Modi over 'unbelievable' tales against opponents

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Monday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for spinning unsubstantiated and unbelievable stories against political opponents. Sinha's comments came a day after Modi said Congress leaders met the Pakistani High Commissioner here. Sir! Just to win elections anyhow, and that too at the fag end of the process, i...

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Tap to unblock, reply privately in groups soon on WhatsApp

San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) WhatsApp is testing new features for its over one billion users that include tap to unblock and private replies in groups, among others. In the latest WhatsApp Android Beta version, spotted by the popular fan website WABetaInfo, when you want to select a contact from the Contact List, you can easily chat to blocked contacts simply unblocking them using the ne...

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Roma held by Chievo in Serie A

Rome, Dec 10 (IANS) Roma stayed fourth in the Serie A table after drawing 0-0 with Chievo on Sunday. Roma had 24 shots and over two-thirds of possession but when they did manage to find the target they found Sorrentino, Chievo's goalkeeper, unbeatable, reports Xinhua news agency. The 38-year-old keeper bravely saved close-range efforts from the returning Patrik Schick and Gerson...

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My Padmavati: Rajasthan's shame and a community's misplaced valour

My Padmavati is a four-year-old in rural India, possibly in the desert state of Rajasthan. She is lucky to be alive. She has escaped sex-selective abortion and female infanticide. But her fight has just begun. As she enters her teens she will face the outlawed menace of child marriage, dowry demands, domestic violence and honour killing (in case she dares to select her life partner). That is if s...

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Did Koyna quake set trend of opposing hydro projects?

December 11 is the 50th anniversary of the Koyna earthquake. The tremor claimed 199 lives and caused minor damage to the Koyna dam in Maharashtra and some houses in its vicinity -- but it is an event that affected science, society and engineering. Till the Koyna earthquake, peninsular India was considered quake-free and most big civil engineering projects were constructed under this assumption. <...

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