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  • Bhajji’s 10-wicket haul helps Punjab reach quarter-finals

    Dindigu: Skipper Harbhajan Singh turned the clock back with a devastating spell of off-spinn bowling as his 7/37 helped Punjab shot out hosts Tamil Nadu for a paltry 69 to enter the quarter-finals of the Ranji Trophy. The Punjab captain had match-figures of 10/67 as tamil Nadu were bowled out in only 22 overs in chase of 313 on a very difficult track at the NPR College ground.

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    Global diet is getting sweeter: study

    Washington: The global diet is getting sweeter, particularly when it comes to beverages, a trend that could negatively impact global health, researchers have warned. Previous research has shown that consuming foods and beverages with added caloric sweeteners is linked to an increased risk of weight gain, heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

  • Politically-active users more likely to ‘unfriend’ on Facebook

    Jerusalem: Facebook users who are politically active are more likely to unfriend people whose views differ from theirs, a new study has found. In the study, users who unfriended others were more likely to be ideologically extreme and less supportive of free speech, researchers said. Those with more Facebook friends were more likely to unfriend, indicating that having a greater amount of weak ties allows for more unfriending.

  • Genes, Human body

    Genes linked to longer, healthier life identified

    Geneva: Scientists have identified 30 genes linked to physical ageing – one of which may possibly be influenced to extend healthy lifespan in humans – after analysing a ‘haystack’ of 40,000 genes from three different organisms. The researchers from ETH Zurich in Switzerland and the Jena University Hospital in Germany examined around 40,000 genes in the nematode caenorhabditis elegans, zebra fish and mice.

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    ‘Cameroon kills 100 Boko Haram fighters, frees 900 hostages’

    Yaounde: Cameroon troops killed around 100 Boko Haram Islamist fighters from Nigeria, freed almost 900 hostages and seized Islamic State (IS) flags last week, the defence ministry said today. “A special clean-up operation from November 26 to 28” against Boko Haram fighters in the border area with Nigeria “neutralised more than 100 jihadists”, Defence Minister Joseph Beti Assomo said in a statement broadcast on national radio.

  • Russia accuses Erdogan of trading in oil with IS

    Moscow: Russia’s defence ministry has accused the family of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of being directly involved in petroleum trade with the Islamic State terrorist group, the media reported. At a briefing to journalists in Moscow, deputy defence minister Anatoly Antonov said Turkey was the biggest buyer of “stolen” oil from Syria and Iraq.

  • Iraq: Gunmen kill prominent Sunni politician in Kirkuk

    Baghdad: A provincial police official says gunmen have shot and killed a prominent Sunni politician in Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk. The deputy police chief in the city, Maj. Gen. Torhan Abdul-Rahman Youssef, said today that security forces were searching for suspects in the killings of councilman Moahmmed Khalil al-Jubouri and his wife late yesterday.

  • NATO invites Montenegro to join, angering Russia

    Brussels: NATO today invited Montenegro to become the 29th member of the US-led military alliance, defying Russia’s warnings it would have to respond to what it branded a threat to its security. Russia quickly said it would be forced to react to NATO’s expansion eastward, with the invitation to the small Balkan country adding to bad blood between Moscow and the West over a host of issues including Ukraine.

  • Pakistan, Peshawar Attack, Students killed

    Pakistan hangs four Peshawar school attackers

    Islamabad: Pakistan early Wednesday hanged four convicted terrorists linked to last December’s massacre at an army school which left more than 150 people dead, mostly school children.

  • Sri Lanka’s support vital in battling IS: Russia

    Colombo: The support of the Sri Lankan parliament is vital in the battle against the Islamic State terrorists, a Russian parliamentary delegation to Sri Lanka said.

  • 10 killed in Pakistan road accident

    Islamabad: At least 10 people, including a minor, were killed when their van plunged into a river in Pakistan’ s northwestern Chitral valley on Wednesday, local media reported.

  • Partition museum project kick-starts in UK

    London: A new 1 million pound project to set up a museum in Amritsar dedicated to the history of India’s Partition has been kick-started with a series of brainstorming sessions in the UK. A meeting in a room in the House of Lords complex brought together a group of historians, authors and academics this week to explore the span and scope of the Partition Museum Project, which was launched in India in August.

  • Eknath Khadse

    Uddhav could have sought details of farmers’ aid from me: Khadse

    Mumbai: Hitting out at Uddhav Thackeray over his statement that farmers in drought-affected areas are not getting sanctioned financial aid, state Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse today said he would have provided all facts regarding the disbursal had the Shiv Sena president sought details from him. “If Uddhav Thackeray had sought details of the financial assistance being provided (to farmers), I would have given all details,” Khadse said.

  • The services on Western Railway were hit badly during rush hour after two youngsters travelling on the roof top of Churchgate bound train were electrocuted at Vile Parle station. Several people were seen stranded.

    Railways’ punctuality rate slows down to 78 pc: Govt

    New Delhi: The railways’ on-time performance has steadily declined since 2013-14 with 78 per cent of total express/mail trains till the first half of the current fiscal running as per scheduled time, according to government data. As against 83 per cent of the mail/express trains running on time in fiscal 2013-14, the punctuality rate came down to 79 per cent in 2014-15, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha informed Lok Sabha today.

  • Jain delegation meets minister about safety of temples in Maha

    Mumbai: A delegation of ‘Jain Alpsankhyak Seva Sansthan’ today met the Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde here and demanded enhanced security at the Jain temples in the state. A centuries-old stone idol of Lord Mahavir was stolen from a temple in Lachuar village in Jamui district in Bihar on Friday.

  • Chennai turns island, road, rail, air links disrupted

    Chennai: Chennai today turned a virtual island and several coastal areas of Tamil Nadu were marooned by flood waters after unprecedented rains in 100 years pounded the city, its suburbs and neighbouring districts destroying crucial road and rail links, shutting the airport and rendering thousands homeless. Chennai, which received 49 cm of rain and Chembarambakkam, where the reservoir surplussed about 25,000 cusecs of water into Adyar river, received 47 cm of rains in

  • Braving rains, Chennai couples enter into wedlock

    Chennai: Marriage may not be the first thing on your mind when your life has been disrupted by a torrential downpour — and there is water everywhere. However, braving heavy rain and flooding, many couples across the Tamil Nadu capital entered into wedlock on Wednesday, an auspicious day for weddings.

  • Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel during a road show for Municipal Corporation Elections in Ahmedabad.

    Local bodies’poll: Sway of independents in Unjha municipality

    Mehsana (Guj): Thirty-five independent candidates today emerged victorious out of the total 36 seats in Unjha municipality in this Patidar community dominated town of Gujarat which saw no one contesting on a BJP ticket. Unjha, known for its spices, had been a BJP stronghold for the last two decades. As per final poll results declared by State Election Commission (SEC), out of total 36 seats in 9 wards in Unjha town of Mehsana,

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    India approaches Japan, UK, US, Russia on Netaji info

    New Delhi: The government has approached Japan, the UK, Italy, Russia, the US and Austria as part of efforts to get information relating to disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. “The issue of handing over documents relating to Netaji has been taken up with governments of Austria, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK and the USA,” Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh told Lok Sabha.

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    Auto driver held for raping Gurgaon bar attendant

    Gurgaon: A 28-year-old auto-rickshaw driver was arrested for allegedly raping a 30-year-old Nepali woman who had been working as a bar attendant, the police said. The alleged victim lives in Delhi and works in a pub on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon (MG) road. The accused, identified as Bablu alias Tuntun, a resident of Gurgaon, has denied the charge.