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IPL 2017: Punjab take on Gujarat, Kolkata to lock horns with Bangalore

INDORE: Kings XI Punjab is playing against Gujarat Lions whereas Kolkata Knight Riders face Bangalore Royal Challengers in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 fixtures, Samaa reported. Gujarat Lions won the toss and chose to field in the match. Lions and Kings XI have both won a game against each other in the last season…

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Ten famous performances by Mard-e-Mardan Younis Khan

By: Anwar Abbas “Mard-e-Mardan” (The Man from Mardan) Younis Khan bid adieu to international cricket several days ago and he was the first Pakistani batsman to score a century in all test playing countries. His contributions towards Pakistan cricket will never be forgotten. In the literature work, let’s take a look at 10 of his…

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Thank you Younis Khan

By: Muhammad Saim Khan Pakistan produced a lot of brilliant cricketers like Hanif Mohammad, Javed Miandad, Imran Khan,Zaheer Abbas and many more. These all players have played in the nineties. Now if we come to 2000 onwards the greats are Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Inzeman-ul-Haq, Mohammad Yousaf, Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan. All of these…

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Jadeja joins Ashwin at top of rankings

BANGALORE: Ravindra Jadeja joined his fellow Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin at the top of the world rankings Wednesday after his seven wickets in India’s series-levelling second-Test win over Australia. Ashwin had been out on his own as the number one Test bowler, but Jadeja’s peformance has put the pair on the same level of points,…

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Australia slam ‘outrageous’ cheating claims

SYDNEY: Australia’s cricket chief slammed “outrageous” cheating allegations against captain Steve Smith on Wednesday after a controversial incident in the second Test against India. Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland came out strongly in defence of Smith, who was accused of flouting the rules during Tuesday’s defeat in Bangalore. India captain Virat Kohli and others said…

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Pujara Ieads India’s revival in 2nd Test

Batsman Cheteshwar Pujara hit an unbeaten half-century to lead India’s spirited fightback against Australia on the third day of a gripping second Test in Bangalore on Monday. The hosts were 213 for four at stumps, leading Australia by 126 runs in their second innings after the tourists’ hopes of building a big lead were undermined…

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India win toss, bat in Australia Test

BANGALORE: India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in the second Test in Bangalore on Saturday. The hosts, who lost their opening match inside three days in Pune last week, have made two changes to the starting lineup in a bid to keep their hopes alive in the four-match…

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Chahal sinks England as India clinch series 2-1

BANGALORE: Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal claimed six wickets to demolish  England and hand India a 75-run series-clinching win in the third and final Twenty20 international in Bangalore on Wednesday. Chahal recorded his T20 best of 6-25 to help skittle out England for 127 in 16.3 overs. The visitors, chasing 203, lost eight wickets for eight runs…

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Indian police investigate mass molestation

Bangalore: There is “credible” evidence that gangs of men sexually assaulted women at a New Year’s Eve celebration in Bangalore, Indian police said Wednesday, adding they have filed a criminal case over the incident. Praveen Sood, the police commissioner of Bangalore city, said an inquiry had been set up into allegations women attending the Saturday…

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Modi urges calm in Indian tech hub over water protests

BANGALORE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm Tuesday in the Indian tech hub of Bangalore which has been placed under curfew after deadly violence erupted over a long-running dispute with a neighbouring state over access to water. Around 15,000 police officers were deployed on the largely deserted streets of the southern city to enforce…

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Leopard injures five at Indian school

BANGALORE:  A male leopard which strayed into a school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore injured five people during an hours-long attempt to catch the beast, a wildlife official said. Photos of the incident show the animal prowling around the closed school on Sunday and trying to maul forestry officials, a wildlife activist and…

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India launches first space observatory

BANGALORE:  India successfully launched on Monday its first high-tech telescopes into space to study the stars, as New Delhi seeks to take another major step in its ambitious and low-cost space programme.  A rocket carrying the 150-tonne mini space observatory called Astrosat, along with six foreign satellites, blasted off on schedule from India’s main southern…

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Google launches online IT degrees in India

BANGALORE: Search engine giant Google and online education company Udacity on Monday launched IT courses in India, branching outside the US to tap the country’s millions of software developers scrambling for jobs. The pair teamed with Indian conglomerate Tata to offer online technical training courses, focusing on teaching software developers to build apps for Android,…

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Dacoit injures woman at ATM in Bangalore

Man brutally attacked a woman with a machete in a cash machine kiosk in Indian city of Bangalore. The woman came to draw cash so that she could buy a gift for her daughter on her birthday.

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At least 16 injured in Bangalore blast

NEW DELHI: At least 16 people were injured after a blast near the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Bangalore on Wednesday, police said.”Eight policemen who are on duty and by the site of the blast place are injured, and eight civilians are injured,” L R Pachuau, a senior Karnataka police official told reporters in…

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Tight security at Bangalore for Pak-India cricket

NEW DELHI: India will play against Pakistan after 5 years at home and the first T20 match will be played at Chinnaswamy stadium of Bangalore. Keeping this in mind heavy security has been tuned in the city and especially at the stadium.Chinnaswamy stadium has turned into a fortress where the first T20 match will be…

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Thousands flee Bangalore over Assam violence

BANGALORE: Thousands of people from the northeast fled from Bangalore on Thursday as fear grew of a backlash over violence against Muslims in Assam and neighbouring Myanmar.Over the weekend, two people were killed and 55 wounded when about 10,000 people rioted in Mumbai after Muslims held a protest against violence involving members of their religion.Muslims…

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Gayle century fires Bangalore to win over Kolkata

KOLKATA: Chris Gayle hammered an unbeaten 102 off just 55 balls to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a nine-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday. The West Indies batsman cracked seven sixes and 10 fours in a superb display of power-hitting as Bangalore achieved a 172-run target with…

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Bangalore, Rajasthan make winning IPL starts

KERALA: AB de Villiers smashed a quickfire 54 as the Royal Challengers Bangalore spoilt the Indian Premier League debut of Kochi Tuskers Kerala with a six-wicket win on Saturday. Chasing a stiff 162, Bangalore overhauled the target with eight balls to spare in the high-scoring thriller at the Nehru Stadium, with de Villiers' 40-ball unbeaten…

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Lorgat condemns violence in Bangalore

BANGALORE: International Cricket Council chief Haroon Lorgat on Saturday condemned the violent clashes between fans and baton-wielding police over the shortage of public tickets for the India's showdown with England.”Those are scenes that we would not like to see. None of us would like to see that,” International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat…

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Bangalore police defend baton charge on World Cup fans

BANGALORE: Bangalore's police commissioner on Friday defended the baton attacks on cricket fans angry that they could not buy World Cup tickets, explaining his action was part of life in India.Several fans seeking tickets for co-hosts India's Group B match with England here on Sunday were hurt after they were forced back near Bangalore's M….

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