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It is quite difficult to believe, but the flamboyant Navjot Singh Sidhu had a quiet slow and sedate start to his cricketing career. A famous article was written about him after a really bad Test debut with the West Indies in 1983. It called him a “Strokeless wonder”. Sidhu was in the wilderness for a good four years and when he made his debut in ODIs in 1987, he grabbed it with both hands, ...

Salman Khan's good week

2016-07-26 15:41:40

Salman Khan is having a good week indeed. Not only is his movie Sultan a hit, with box office collections reaching Rs.550 crores, he has now been acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court in two cases of poaching endangered animals which could have landed him in jail. According to this First Post article, the Jodhpur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court has been hearing the case since November last year. Two ...
Chennai/New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Search for the missing AN-32 Indian Air Force plane continued for the fifth day on Tuesday, with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar saying that around four-five search leads had turned out to be "bad". The AN-32 which went missing on July 22 with 29 people on board remains untraced despite massive search operations in the Bay of Bengal, the authorities said on Tuesday. Parrikar ...
Rio de Janeiro, July 26 (IANS) Australia's Olympic boxers have toured the athletes' village in Rio and medal contender Shelley Watts has praised the facilities here and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) for ensuring their safety was prioritised before moving in on Wednesday. Watts, Daniel Lewis and Jason Whateley were among the first Australian athletes to touch down in Brazil for the Games ...
Asserting that the present Indo-Bangladesh relation is "very good", former Bangladesh prime minister Moudud Ahmed has said the most outstanding issue between the two countries is water sharing of various rivers and they are still waiting for the BJP government to take the initiative and resolve the Teesta river water problem."The present relationship is very good. We had two outstanding problems. ...
The flood situation in Assam worsened as new areas have been inundated.Over 15 lakh people were affected in 19 districts in the current flood.As per reports, the administration has rescued all affected families as surging water breached Bongaon embankment at Majuli river island in Jorhat.All the rescued people have been provided shelter in the embankment.The flood situation in West Bengal also continued ...
Kathmandu, July 26 (IANS) At least 28 persons were killed and scores of people were injured in floods and landslides triggered by incessant monsoon rain in Nepal on Tuesday, said the country's Ministry of Home Affairs. The whereabouts of 24 people were still unknown after the landslides, which were triggered by incessant rainfall in various parts of the country, Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry ...
Islamabad, July 26 (IANS) At least two soldiers of the Pakistani army were shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Tuesday afternoon in the country's port city of Karachi, officials said. The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistani army's mouth piece, said that two soldiers embraced martyrdom in a terrorist attack on a military vehicle which was on routine duty near the MA Jinnah Road area ...
It is quite difficult to believe, but the flamboyant Navjot Singh Sidhu had a quiet slow and sedate start to his cricketing career. A famous article was written about him after a really bad Test debut with the West Indies in 1983. It called him a “Strokeless wonder”. Sidhu was in the wilderness for a good four years and when he made his debut in ODIs in 1987, he grabbed it with both hands, ...

Salman Khan's good week

2016-07-26 15:41:40

Salman Khan is having a good week indeed. Not only is his movie Sultan a hit, with box office collections reaching Rs.550 crores, he has now been acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court in two cases of poaching endangered animals which could have landed him in jail. According to this First Post article, the Jodhpur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court has been hearing the case since November last year. Two ...
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc was sued on Tuesday by a major shareholder of a Malaysian bank it once advised, and which accused the Wall Street bank of fraudulently shortchanging it in a merger to curry favor with that country's prime minister. In a complaint filed with the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, Primus Pacific Partners said it was seeking ...
By Alexandra Ulmer and Girish Gupta CARACAS/BOGOTA (Reuters) - Even for Venezuela's notoriously opaque economy, it was a sweetheart deal that went too far. Last August, state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA issued one of its largest tenders in recent years: a multi-billion dollar project in the Orinoco Belt, the world's largest crude reserve. The project was designed to shore up the OPEC ...
By Tatiana Bautzer and Guillermo Parra-Bernal SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and Mylan NV have shown preliminary interest in a Brazilian generic drugmaking joint-venture in which Pfizer Inc has a 40 percent stake, two people familiar with the process said. India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and three buyout firms are also eyeing the venture, Laboratório Teut|Pfizer, ...
In a first of its kind initiative, an independent music festival in Cambridgeshire is offering people the chance to have their illegal drugs tested and remove the potentially toxic substances from circulation.The unique testing facility is organised by Loop, an organisation that conducts forensic testing of drugs at festivals and nightclubs and offers associated welfare support in collaboration with ...
New York: Dodo, an extinct bird whose name has entered popular culture as a symbol of stupidity, was actually fairly smart, new research suggests. The overall size of the dodo's brain in relation to its body size was on par with its closest living relatives: Pigeons - birds whose ability to be trained implies a moderate level of intelligence. "It is not impressively large or impressively small -- ...
Astronomers, though not entirely sure what it is, are viewing a ball of hot gas billions of light years away that is radiating the energy of hundreds of billions of suns. If the gas ball is the result of a supernova, then it's the most powerful supernova ever seen. An international team of professional and amateur astronomers spotted the possible supernova, now called ASASSN-15lh, when ...
The literacy rate among Muslims showed the largest increase of 9.4 percentage points, from 59.1% in 2001 to 68.5% in 2011, among India's minorities, according to data presented in the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) on July 21, 2016. Muslims are followed by Buddhists (8.6 percentage points), Sikhs (6 percentage points), Christians (4.2 percentage points) and Jains (0.8 percentage points). Hindus-the ...
As new education minister Prakash Javadekar takes charge of a ministry that appeared to impede the Prime Minister’s desire to see world-class Indian universities, step one could be to get his ministry’s first-ever national ranking in order. The Ministry of Human Resource Development’s maiden ranking exercise for Indian universities, India Rankings 2016—a guide for students—lacks three key ...

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