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In T20, the first six overs are the key: Raina

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | IANS | Cape Town

Comeback man Suresh Raina feels that in T20s it is all about the first six overs and that is where every team has to cash in to win games. Raina said that he wants to continue his strong showing in the T20 International (T20I) series against South Africa in the...

Karnataka thrash Maharashtra to enter Vijay Hazare final

Saturday, 24 Feb 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

Karnataka hammered Maharashtra by nine wickets in a semi-final of the Vijay Hazare 50-over domestic cricket tournament here on Saturday. Off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham (3/26) and medium pacer M. Prasidh Krishna (2/26) helped Karnataka bowl out Maharashtra for 160 in 44.3 overs. Opening batsman Shrikant Mundhe (50) and Naushad Shaikh (42)...

Stokes to return for first England-New Zealand ODI

Saturday, 24 Feb 2018 | AFP | Wellington

Ben Stokes is set to return to international cricket on Sunday when England play their first one-day international against New Zealand in Hamilton. The star all-rounder, who had been sidelined since his arrest following a nightclub incident last September, rejoined the England squad in New Zealand last week after...

Neymar already world's best, says Pele

Saturday, 24 Feb 2018 | IANS | Rio de Janeiro

Neymar has surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the world's best player, according to Brazilian football great Pele. Pele believes the 26-year-old is ready to take that form into this year's World Cup, to be played in Russia from June 14 to July 15. "Neymar has changed the way...

T20 is must for game of cricket, says Ganguly

Friday, 23 Feb 2018 | PTI | Coimbatore

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly today batted for Twenty20 tournaments, saying without it, the game of cricket could not survive. Replying to a specific question on cricketers playing continuous matches without any rest and also different formats, Ganguly told reporters here "Twenty20 is must for cricket. Without T-20, cricket cannot survive," Asked...

Hockey: Rani to lead Indian eves on South Korea tour

Friday, 23 Feb 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

Ace striker Rani will lead a 20-member squad for the upcoming tour of South Korea -- between March 3 and 12 -- where they will play five matches against the hosts at the Jinchun National Athletic Centre in Seoul, Hockey India (HI) announced on Friday. Defender Sunita Lakra will be...

India aim for perfect tour finale in 3rd T20I

Friday, 23 Feb 2018 | PTI | Cape Town

India would be eyeing a perfect end to what has been a thoroughly roller-coaster tour when they take on a depleted but not completely deflated South Africa in the decisive third Twenty20 International here tomorrow. Having suffered a minor setback in the previous game, India will look to recover and...

Mourinho defends Man Utd tactics after Sevilla draw

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 | IANS | Seville (Spain)

After sustaining a 0-0 draw against Sevilla FC in the Champions League, Manchester United chief coach Jose Mourinho on Thursday defended his club for their playing tactics. Manchester United star goalkeeper David de Gea pulled out a brilliant performance for his club on Wednesday to keep them at par with...

I quite fancy Chahal: Klaasen

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 | PTI | Centurion

"I fancy him quite a lot," said South African big-hitter Heinrich Klaasen of the hammering he dished out to Indian wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, a bowler the rest of his team has struggled to read. After the rain-hit Wanderers ODI, Klaasen once again was the hero in a weather-affected match...

Waiting is tough, it works on your mind: Manish Pandey

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 | PTI | Centurion

Indian batsman Manish Pandey says he has endured a tough time waiting for his sporadic chances, asserting that he has what it takes to be a regular pick in the star-studded middle order if given a longer rope. Pandey, who scored 79 not out off 48 balls in the second...


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Multi-dimensional, integrated approach needed to eliminate leprosy

25 Feb 2018 | M Venkaiah Naidu

Today, we are conferring International Gandhi Award-2017 on two outstanding personalities, Dr MD Gupte and Dr Atul Shah, for their selfless and humanitarian services in the cause of elimination of leprosy and in alleviating the suffering of leprosy-affected patients. Leprosy has been prevalent in our country since a very long time...

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No electricity in 600 schools in Bokaro

25 Feb 2018 | PNS | Bokaro

Over 600 Government primary and middle schools do not have power supply across the Bokaro district at present. As per the government directive, all the government schools must have been electrified by the end of the financial year 2016-17, about 619 primary and middle schools yet to get electric supply across the district, reveals official data...

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