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  • Raina, Sharma star in UP’s win

    Kolkata : Suresh Raina continued his imperious form with a third successive half century as Uttar Pradesh kept their final hopes alive with a resounding seven- wicket win over Baroda in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy.

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    More violence ahead of ‘Padmaavat’ release

    New Delhi : With Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Padmaavat’ to be released tomorrow, protests led by Rajput communities and other fringe outfits took a violent form in various parts of the country.

  • Pakistan beat Proteas

    Christchurch : A superb display of fast bowling and some composed batting by Ali Zaryab propelled Pakistan to a three-wicket win in an absorbing contest with South Africa at the ICC U19 World Cup Super League quarter-finals.

  • Political uproar as Kanchi pontiff ‘meditates’ during Tamil Anthem

    Chennai : Kanchi Mutt’s junior pontiff Vijayendra Saraswathi is caught in the eye of a political storm in Tamil Nadu for not standing up when the Tamil anthem was played at a function attended by Governor Banwarilal Purohit in Chennai on Tuesday evening.

  • ‘At this stage, want to be an elder statesman’

    New Delhi : When Gautam Gambhir’s name went under the hammer in 2011, the IPL auction was the last thing on his mind as the World Cup was round the corner. But once he had played his part in India’s title triumph, he went on to lead Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL titles. On the cusp of another mega auction, the firebrand opener is now ready to act as an “elder

  • SC no to SIT probe into attack on Kanhaiya Kumar

    New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking an SIT probe into the February 2016 violence inside a trial court here during which former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and others were assaulted, saying it would not “flog a dead horse back to life”.

  • Mumbai girl Jemimah looking forward to SA tour

    Mumbai : She is just 17-years-old, has made it to the Indian women’s cricket team and is now keenly looking forward to the South Africa tour. “I am really looking forward to the SA tour. It’s my first trip with the Indian team,” said Mumbai girl Jemimah Rodrigues ahead of the team’s departure to the Rainbow Nation.

  • JLF 2018: The literary kumbh starts in Jaipur

    The list includes names from Helen Fielding, the author of Bridget Jones’s Diary to Peter Bergen, one of the few journalists to ever interview Osama bin Laden, to Rupi Kaur, who rose to fame with her brand of ‘Instagram poetry’, to Sri Lanka-born Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje of The Cat’s Table, to Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Rezendes. From the other end of the spectrum are writers like Janice Pariat, Amish, Chandrahas Chaudhury,

  • Recap plan will monitor loans above Rs 250 crore

    New Delhi : Aiming at maintaining healthy books of public sector banks, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on Wednesday, charted out the government’s recapitalisation plans, underlining that all loans above Rs 250 crore will undergo special monitoring. The capital infusion plan for 2017-18 includes Rs 80,000 crore through recap bonds and Rs 8,139 crore as budgetary support.

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    Lahore HC restrains Pak govt from taking action against Saeed   

    Lahore : On the eve of a visit by the UNSC’s sanctions monitoring team, a Pakistani court on Wednesday restrained the government from arresting the Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed till March 17.

  • ‘Growth slowed due to demonetisation’

    Davos : Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan feels a substantial part of the growth slowdown in India was because of the after effects of the demonetisation decision of November, 2016.

  • India beats New Zealand 3-2 in 4-nation hockey

    Hamilton : Indian men’s hockey team registered a fighting 3-2 win over hosts New Zealand in their opening match at the second-leg of Four-Nation Invitational Tournament, here on Wednesday.

  • First vehicle for Indians should be electric: Goyal

    Davos : Union minister Piyush Goyal, on Wednesday, said 80 per cent of India’s population does not own a vehicle as yet and he would want their first vehicle to be electric. He was speaking here at a World Economic Forum session on ‘Designing for smart mobility’ where he stressed on the need for smart mobility to optimise traffic flow in India. “In Western countries, everybody owns vehicles. Countries like India which

  • Brazil’s Lula awaits ruling that will decide if he can run again

    Porto Alegre : Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva awaited on Wednesday the outcome of his appeal against a corruption conviction — a ruling that will effectively determine if he can run for re-election this year.

  • Next decade belongs to India: CEOs

    Davos : Indian entrepreneurs at the WEF Summit expressed delight over PM Narendra Modi’s address at the plenary session. Talking to ANI, co-founder and owner of SpiceJet, Ajay Singh, said that PM Modi has ‘walked the talk’. “Prime Minister Modi spoke about a new India, which was about Digital India, importance of big data, AI. He has definitely walked the talk,” Singh said. Meanwhile, the CEO of Paytm, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, was

  • Champ Raisman rips Olympic Committee over abuse scandal

    Chicago : Star gymnast Aly Raisman, one of dozens of young American athletes who have testified they were sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar, has slammed the US Olympic Committee for not acknowledging its role in the scandal.