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England end India’s unbeaten run to revive semis hopes

BIRMINGHAM, June 30: A spirited England ended India's unbeaten run in the Cricket World Cup with a 31-run victory in a high-scoring group match to boost their semi-final prospects on Sunday. Jonny Bairstow smashed a belligerent 111, Jason Roy returned from a hamstring injury to make 66 and Ben Stokes (79) provided the late burst in England's commanding 337/7 after electing to bat on an Edgbaston featherbed. Rohit Sharma smashed his third hundred of the tournament and Virat Kohli his fifth successive half-century but India did not get another significant...

ICC chief happy with ‘sporting’ World Cup pitches

Birmingham, June 30: International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson on Sunday said he is happy with the World Cup's "sporting pitches", insisting they have provided good balance between bat and ball. Hosts England posted a tournament high of 397 for six against Afghanistan on June 18, but teams have struggled to get past 250 in the second innings of matches. The 10-team competition has seen sublime hundreds by the world's top batsmen including Australia's David Warner, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Joe Root of England. But the bowlers...

Spain’s Vinales cruises to Dutch MotoGP win

ASSEN (Netherlands), June 30: Maverick Vinales cruised to his first win of the season at the Dutch MotoGP in Assen on Sunday, comfortably seeing off world champion Marc Marquez who extended his lead at the top of the championship table. Yamaha's 24-year-old rider took control at the 'Cathedral of Speed' with a dozen laps to go, soon pulling clear for his sixth career MotoGP win in his 80th race, but his first since Australia last year. The mustachioed Vinales, who crossed the line almost five seconds clear of Marquez, told...

Djokovic, Federer, Nadal primed to tighten Wimbledon grip

London, June 30: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are set to tighten their private stranglehold on Wimbledon as rivals struggle to keep afloat as they bid to dethrone the sport’s A-list stars. World number one Djokovic is the defending champion and chasing a fifth title at the All England Club. Federer, promoted to second seed, can win a ninth crown while two-time champion Nadal is seeking to complete a rare back-to-back Roland Garros-Wimbledon double. Twelve months ago, Djokovic arrived at Wimbledon with his career threatening to spiral into...

Centre dispatches team to review Japanese encephalitis situation in Assam

New Delhi, June 30: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday dispatched a central team to review the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) situation in view of recently reported cases in Assam and also directed the Ministry to extend all support and assistance to the state government. "I am closely monitoring the situation. The Health Ministry is coordinating with the Assam government for the prevention and management of JE to ensure that the cases don`t rise in the state," the Union Minister said in a statement. He also said the Union...

Win trust

President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the joint session of the Parliament, in the first instance, set out the philosophy and priorities of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government that has been re-elected for the second term. It has focused on the Modi's politics post 2014 victory but it totally ignored the progress the country has made in the previous years that has made India a power. The President said that his government was 'committed to that very idea of nation-building, the foundation for which was laid in 2014', but...

Miss Yimchunger 3rd edition on Oct 8

The 3rd edition of Miss Yimchunger is scheduled to be held on October 8, at Town Hall Dimapur, informed the organizers on Saturday here at Hotel Acacia, Dimapur. This is the first time that the event will be organised in Dimapur. To be held under the theme "be bold, be beautiful and be inspired," the organisers mentioned that the choreographer of the event will be Diva queen Nagaland 2018 winner Hantsula Yimchunger. Asola H, a member of the organising committee said that the three finalists will be also participating for...

ICDS organizes cultural confluence

The Indigenous Cultural Society Dimapur (ICSD) on Saturday organized a 'cultural confluence' here at Multi-purpose Cultural Complex Auditorium, Chümoukedima. Planning & Coordination Department Additional Development Commissioner Nosazol Charles who was a guest of the event on the occasion said that it is important to learn from each other and each others' cultures so that peace, cooperation, and cordial coexistence is achieved. He added that with the change of civilizations, there is need to learn, to adjust, as well as cooperate with one another. The event was sponsored by Tribal Research...
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Money in Swiss Banks: India slips to 74th place, UK remains on top

ZURICH/NEW DELHI, June 30: India has moved down one place to 74th rank in terms of money parked by its citizens and enterprises with Swiss banks, while the UK has retained its top position, as per data released by the central banking authority of the Alpine nation. India was ranked 73rd last year, after jumping 15 places from its 88th position a year ago. An analysis of the latest annual banking statistics released by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) shows that India remains ranked very low when it comes to...
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