Asia Cup: India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs in their opening match at Dubai; to face Pakistan this afternoon

In Cricket, Team India began their Asia Cup title defence with a 26-run win over spirited Hong Kong in their opening group match at Dubai last night. Put in to bat, India posted 285 for 7 in the stipulated 50 overs riding on opener Shikhar Dhawan’s 127, his 14th ODI century, and Ambati Rayadu’s 60.
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Rio Olympics Bronze medalist Sakshi Malik settled for a Silver medal at the Medved International Wrestling tournament at Minsk, Belarus last night.  In the Final of the 62 kg category, Sakshi lost to Hungary’s Marianna Sastin, 2-6 to finish second best. Other Indian grappler Pooja Dhanda bagged a Bronze medal in the 57 kg category
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On the last day of his visit to Cyprus, President Kovind will be addressing students at the Cyprus University in a short while from now.  He will also unveil a bust of Gurudev Ravindra Nath Tagore in Nicosia. Earlier, Cyprus reaffirmed its support to India for its membership of the Nuclear Supplier’s Group (NSG) and
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In boxing, former junior world champion boxer Sakshi Choudhary added the youth crown to her cabinet in the 57-kilogram category, claiming the gold at the  World Youth Boxing in Budapest yesterday.  She beat Croatia’s  Nikolina Cacic. Manisha and Anamika settled for silver medals in the 64 kg and 51 kg. categories.  Earlier, Jony and Astha
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Maldives opposition has alleged that country’s Elections Commission (EC) has been directly involved in voter fraud for the upcoming Presidential elections.  A statement by Joint opposition today said new audio recordings strongly suggest that the supposedly independent electoral body is colluding with President Abdullah Yameen to steal the elections.  It said the audio recordings suggest
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RAIPUR/BILASPUR: Ajit Jogi’s Janta Congress Chhattisgarh and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party are all set to queer the political pitch in Chhattisgarh, which has so far largely seen a direct contest between the BJP and the Congress.  The two entrants have decided to field candidates in all 90 seats in what is expected to be
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172 scientists from 35 countries have expressed support to a critique of the CBD It’s a case of a “cure that kills”: an international conservation treaty is hampering conservation research, claim scientists. In a communication published on June 28 in the journal Science , an international team of scientists — including professors at India’s Kerala Agricultural University
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The ban on ‘Nokku Kooli’ is being greeted with scepticism in Kerala “Your Majesty, please give me a sarkari job, any job,” the shrewd young man pleaded with the king. “I will work without pay. I only need a job title and a flag.” The kind king gave him the title Thira Nokki , or “Watcher of the Waves”,
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Supply priority to power plants may hit cement, aluminium The government’s decision to prioritise coal supply to power plants will greatly hurt other industries dependent on coal such as cement and aluminium, according to industry players who had written to Railways and Finance Minister Piyush Goyal to voice their grievances. The Ministries of Coal, Railways,
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Animal and plant species are vanishing at an accelerating pace around the world — sometimes even before we know that they exist — but conservationists are pushing back against the juggernaut of mass extinction. From captive breeding to satellite tracking; restoring habitats to removing predators; shaming multinationals to nursing baby pandas and orangutans — in
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