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Lyon roars for Australia in fourth India Test

Dharamsala, India: Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon was the hero on an engrossing second day of the series-deciding fourth and final Test on Sunday, taking four key Indian wickets. The 29-year-old made the most of a lively track at Dharamsala, which is hosting its first Test, to return a rich haul of 4-67. Fast bowlers Josh…

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Border with Pakistan to be sealed by 2018: India

NEW DELHI: Indian Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that India would seal its border with Pakistan and Bangladesh by 2018 in its attempt to ward off terrorism, on Saturday. These remarks were made by Singh during his address at the BSF Academy in Madhya Pradesh on the passing out parade of the Border Security…

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Indian actress accuses producer of sexual harassment

Indian TV actress Shilpa Shinde who had hit the headlines last year for abruptly leaving the comedy show Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai, has accused a producer of sexual harassment, celebrity website PinkVilla reported. Shilpa who played Angoori bhabhi in the show has accused her producer’s husband, Sanjay Kohli, of sexual harassment and has also…

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Warne tips come in handy for India’s Kuldeep

Newcomer Kuldeep Yadav Saturday revealed he had learnt some tricks of the trade from none other than Aussie spin legend Shane Warne, after scripting a memorable debut against Australia in Dharamsala. The chinaman bowler had his rivals in a spin, taking four wickets for 68 runs to help India bowl out the Aussies for 300…

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Kuldeep flips India’s fortunes after Smith ton

Australian skipper Steve Smith hit his third ton of the series before debutant Kuldeep Yadav grabbed four wickets to tilt the scales in favour of India in the decisive fourth Test on Saturday. Smith smashed 14 fours in his fine 111-run knock to become the first Australian skipper to hit three centuries in a Test…

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From skipper to water boy: Kohli’s act wins admiration, adulation

DHARAMSALA: Even an injury was not enough to keep Indian skipper and stellar batsman Virat Kohli from taking to the ground as the injured Test batsman brought water onto the field for his teammates during the fourth Test match against Australia, on Saturday. Australia were 289-8 on the first day of the fourth Test match…

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MQM Pakistan condemns Altaf’s remarks

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Pakistan group has condemned party founder Altaf Hussain’s controversial statement in which he had sought so-called Indian support for Pakistan’s Muhajir community and people of Balochistan. “Any individual or group had no right to call into question the patriotism of Mujahirs by making calls for help to the Indian Prime Minister…

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Smith, Warner dominate India in fourth Test

DHARAMSALA: Australian skipper Steve Smith hit an unbeaten half-century, keeping up his purple patch with the bat in the series-deciding fourth and final Test against India on Saturday. The 27-year-old right-hander struck 10 fours in his brisk 72-run knock to steer the tourists to 131-1 at lunch on the opening day of the rubber. David…

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Miandad: The symbol of terror for Indian cricketers

It is of no two opinion that whenever Javed Miandad use to be at the crease, his presence would strike fear in the hearts of the opponents especially Indians. India team resorted to different tactics to get the batsman out during their 1992 World Cup match.

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Altaf seeks Modi’s help for Muhajirs, Balochistan

LONDON: In another controversial statement, Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain has sought India’s support for the Muhajir community of Pakistan. Yesterday, Altaf Hussain urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise the ‘plight’ of ‘muhajirs’ (those who migrated from India in 1947) in Karachi and other parts of the country. Hussain, who is…

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Pakistan determined to uproot terrorism from country: Aizaz Chaudhry

WASHINGTON: Pakistan Amabassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said that all stakeholders were taken into confidence before launching Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad against terrorism, Samaa reported on Saturday. Speaking to media in Washington, Chaudhry said that the Pakistani nation and security forces are determined to uproot terrorism from the country. “Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad was launched to…

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Australia bat first, Kohli out of final Test

DHARAMSALA: Australian skipper Steve Smith won the toss Saturday and elected to bat first in the series-deciding fourth and final Test against India in Dharamsala. The tourists, tied 1-1 in the series, remained unchanged from the side that salvaged a draw in the third Test at Ranchi. India were without their inspirational captain Virat Kohli…

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12-year-old Indian boy becomes father

Kochi: A 12-year-old Indian boy been confirmed as the youngest father in the country, local media reported. The mother, who is 16 years old, had given birth to the child in November 2016 at a hospital in Ernakulam and a medical test was recently conducted to find out who the father of the child was….

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Indian airline bars Hindu nationalist lawmaker after shoe attack

An Indian airline said Friday it had cancelled a booking by a Hindu nationalist lawmaker who repeatedly hit an Air India steward with his sandal in a row over which seat to take. Ravindra Gaikwad has admitted to hitting the 60-year-old employee of the national carrier 25 times because he was denied a business class…

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Pujara becomes India’s batting hero

New Delhi: In-form Cheteshwar Pujara isn’t the flashiest batsman but his staying power at the crease is winning the admiration of cricketing purists — and could be vital in India’s crunch final Test against Australia. Pujara faced 525 balls over more than 11 hours of play during his double century against Australia in the drawn…

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Pakistan Day celebrated in IOK: Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday stated that Pakistan Day was celebrated in Indian-occupied Kashmir and Azad Kashmir and the Kashmiris have given a clear verdict who they want to be with. A press release by Pakistan Foreign Office stated that Pakistan Day was celebrated across the length and breadth of Indian Occupied Kashmir and Azad Kashmir….

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Watch: Pakistan Day patriotism takes over Wagah border

LAHORE: The Wagah border was a sight for sore eyes on Thursday as a charged-up crowd kept on chanting slogans of Allah-hu-Akbar (God is great) and Pakistan Zindabad. The Pakistan Day parade had already enriched masses with patriotism and the spirit of nationalism. Hence, during the lowering of the flags ceremony, the crowd could be…

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Amitabh hits back at Aussie media for labeling Kohli ‘Trump’

MUMBAI: Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan gave a strong and befitting response to the Australian media who had referred to Virat Kohli as the ‘Donald Trump of world sport’. Things were already tense and terse between the cricket teams of Australia and India after the recent back-to-back controversies that had rocked the Test series. As the…

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Butcher shops razed amid crackdown on beef in India

Indian police said Wednesday they were not ruling out arson after fire gutted three butcher shops in Uttar Pradesh state, where a firebrand Hindu leader has taken office promising a crackdown on slaughterhouses. The meat industry is a magnet for religious violence in India, where Hindus consider cows sacred and accusations of beef being sold…

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Change in doctrine: India may use nuclear weapons first

WASHINGTON: There is increasing evidence that India could launch a preemptive first strike against Pakistan, if it feared a nuclear attack was imminent, abandoning its well-known ‘no-first use’ policy, according to a leading nuclear strategist. “There is increasing evidence that India will not allow Pakistan to go first,” Vipin Narang, an Indian-origin nuclear strategist from…

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Australian media labels Kohli the ‘Donald Trump’ of world sport

MELBOURNE: Tensions between the cricket teams of Australia and India are certainly on the rise. Giving fuel to fire is a recent statement from the Australian media which termed Indian skipper Virat Kohli as the ‘Donald Trump’ of world sport. Kohli has been involved in public spats with Australian skipper Steven Smith. His dismal performance…

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