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India power to 9-wicket ODI win over Sri Lanka

Dambulla, Sri Lanka: Opener Shikhar Dhawan’s blazing century and a disciplined effort by the spinners powered India to a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international in Dambulla on Sunday. Chasing a modest 217 for victory, India rode on an unbeaten 197-run stand between Dhawan, who smashed 132, and skipper Virat Kohli,…

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Rashid Minhas Shaheed remembered

Pakistani pilot and martyr of 1971 war, Rashid Minhas was remembered today (Sunday) on his 46th death anniversary that was observed across the country. Rashid Minhas was born on 17 February 1951 in Karachi. He belonged to a famous Minhas clan of Rajput. Minhas was fascinated with aviation history and technology. During his childhood days,…

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India win toss and bowl against Sri Lanka in 1st ODI

DAMBULLA: India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bowl against Sri Lanka in their opening one-day international in Dambulla on Sunday. The visitors, who last week achieved their first clean sweep in an overseas three-Test series, are now looking for more consistency in the limited-overs format. The third-ranked ODI team are fielding…

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Train derails in India, at least 10 killed, says local official

NEW DELHI: A train came off the tracks in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 100 as carriages slammed into each other, the local chief medical officer said. TV channel CNN News18 put the death toll at 20 in the crash close to Muzaffarnagar,…

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Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods

NEW DELHI: Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued. The latest floods and landslides in the subcontinent began in the second week of August, as the annual monsoon strengthened its grip over the northern and eastern parts…

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Indian Muslim woman confesses she threw baby in river as she ‘didn’t want girl child’

PUNE: A woman from Dapodi, who had registered a police complaint on Wednesday that her 10-day-old female child had been kidnapped, confessed a day later that she had thrown the baby into the Mula River at Bopodi, reported Times of India. The 26-year-old woman, Reshma Shaikh, has been arrested under Sections 302 (murder) and 201…

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Saba Qamar’s latest bridal shoot for Indian magazine will leave you mesmerized

NEWS DESK: Seems like Saba Qamar knows how to continue impressing us and making the country proud. After her super-hit Bollywood film Hindi Medium and biopic on Qandeel Baloch Baaghi, the beautiful star left us dumbfounded by the bridal shoot for Vogue India. Wearing lavish bridal attire designed by Zainab Chottani, the Lahore Se Aagey…

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Bollywood actress says all girls in India love Fawad Khan

MUMBAI: A Bollywood actress has said that all girls in India have fallen in love with Pakistani actor/singer Fawad Khan. In an interview, Bollywood diva Esha Gupta  said that all girls in the neighbouring country fell in love with Fawad Khan after watching Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. She said, ‘After Ae Dil Hai Mushkil every…

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Sri Lanka seek redemption against India

Dambulla, Sri Lanka:Sri Lanka are looking to new captain Upul Tharanga for redemption in the one-day international series starting Sunday against India after enduring a humiliating Test whitewash on home soil. Tharanga will lead the islanders into the opening match of the ODI series in Dambulla, having been appointed limited-overs captain to revive the ailing…

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Sunny Leone draws masses in Kerala: take that, politicians!

NEWS DESK: Bollywood actor is clearly much more popular than Modi ji, Nawaz Sharif or Imran Khan. Watch this video to check the sea of people who gathered in Kerala to welcome the star:

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Declaring Hizb-ul-Mujahideen as terrorist outfit unjustified: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says declaring organizations or groups supporting freedom struggle in Occupied Kashmir as terrorist outfits is unjustifiable. This was stated by Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria during his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday. The Spokesperson said Pakistan is disappointed with decision the United States to designate Hizb-ul-Mujahideen as a terrorist outfit. He…

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Amitabh on income tax radar in Panama Papers case

NEW DELHI: India’s Income Tax (IT) department is now more actively pursuing names, including Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, in connection with offshore companies mentioned in Panama Papers, according to ‘Times of India’ report. The report quoting a senior official further said the tax department has already dispatched a top-level officer to the British Virgin Islands…

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Hundreds of religiously motivated killings, assaults, riots reported in India: US 2016 Report

WASHINGTON: There were reports of hundreds of religiously motivated killings and assaults across India , including an increase in violent incidents by cow protection groups against mostly Muslims victims, according to the latest annual report issued by the US State Department. According to the 2016 International Religious Freedom report, groups most frequently targeted in India…

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12-year-old child raped in India as she was on way to school for Independence Day celebrations

CHANDIGARH: A 12-year-old girl on her way to school to celebrate Independence Day was kidnapped and raped in Chandigarh on Tuesday, reported NDTV. The class eight student had taken a short-cut to school through the children’s traffic park in Chandigarh’s Sector 23 when a man stopped her, pulled her aside and raped her. Initial information…

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At least 220 dead in India, Bangladesh, Nepal floods

SAPTARI: At least 221 people have died and more than 1.5 million been displaced by monsoon flooding across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday, as rescuers scoured submerged villages for the missing. In Nepal, severe flooding has left tens of thousands of homes totally underwater in the populous southern lowlands, with nearly 20 percent…

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Mirwaiz welcomes Modi’s Kashmir remark

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat (M) chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday welcomed the statement of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he said that love, not bullets will resolve Kashmir issue. “Welcome @narendramodi also believes “Goli & gaali will not help resolve Kashmir” if insaniyat & insaaf replace them resolution can become a reality,” tweeted Mirwaiz….

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Watch how youths in Occupied Kashmir celebrated Pakistan’s Independence Day

In Indian-held Jammu & Kashmir, the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated with the similar zeal and fervor that was in Pakistan. By marching on roads and hoisting Pakistani flags, the Kashmiri youths renewed the pledge that they would continue the ongoing struggle for the right of self determination till it reach to its…

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Four Indians arrested for leaking Game of Thrones episode

NEWS DESK: Four people have been arrested in India for leaking an episode from HBO’s Game of Thrones television series before it was aired in the country, police said Monday. Already the most pirated show in TV history, the popular fantasy drama, which tells the story of noble families vying for the Iron Throne, has…

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Indians express gratitude as Shahid Afridi sends out peace greetings on their Independence Day

NEWS DESK: Former captain of Pakistani cricket team, Shahid Afridi, has Indian fans thanking him for his kind gesture – our very own Lala sent out peace greetings on Twitter to our neighbor. As a result, a number of Pakistanis also joined him in congratulating India on its Independence Day while the Indians express gratitude….

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Woman branded witch, forced to eat faeces, beaten to death by family in India

AJMER: Five people, including two teenage girls, of a family have been arrested for allegedly killing a 40-year-old woman in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district, reported NDTV. The woman, a widow, was allegedly made to eat faeces, tortured and beaten to death by her relatives, who accused her of being a witch, the police said. The incident…

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India issues visa to Pakistani woman seeking cancer treatment

NEWS DESK: India decided on Sunday to grant visa to a 25-year-old Pakistani cancer patient who is due to travel across the border for treatment. “Thanks for your greetings on India’s Independence day. We are giving you the visa for your treatment in India,” Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj wrote on Twitter responding to…

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