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Another thrilling Super Over win gives India 4-0 lead in series

WELLINGTON, January 31: A nervous New Zealand threw it away yet again as a perseverant India prevailed in the Super Over for the second successive time to take a 4-0 lead in the T20 International series on Friday. Needing just 11 runs off the last two overs with seven wickets in hand, New Zealand dug a hole for themselves yet again, taking the game to a Super Over two nights after doing the same in Hamilton. New Zealand managed 13 runs in six balls and India got there effortlessly. KL...

U-19 WC: Pakistan beat Afghans by 6 wickets, set up semifinal clash with India

BENONI (SOUTH AFRICA), January 31: A half-century from opener Muhammad Huraira on debut and a fine bowling performance powered Pakistan to a six-wicket win over Afghanistan in the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Friday, setting up an exciting semifinal against arch-rivals India. Afghanistan fought hard after posting 189 but just did not have enough runs on the board. Huraira, playing his first game of the tournament, struck a match-winning knock in the fourth quarterfinal. Qasim Akram (25 not out off 41 balls)and Mohammad Haris (29 not out off 43)...

Wenger launches FIFA talent development programme

LAUSANNE, January 31: FIFA has announced the launch of what it has called a "groundbreaking talent development programme" with the aim of reducing the gap between the world's leading football nations and the rest. The programme was launched by former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who is now working as the head of global development at world football's governing body. Recommended By Colombia "We are launching the FIFA Talent Development Programme to ensure that every talent gets a chance," said Wenger in Doha, where he has been attending a five-day FIFA-run...
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‘Positive hints’ on peace talks by ULFA(I): Himanta

GUWAHATI, JANUARY 31: There are some positive hints in the latest statements made by elusive ULFA (I) leader Paresh Baruah in response to the Centre's recent offer to join peace parleys. This was stated by Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on the sidelines of the arms laying ceremony of over 16,00 cadres and leaders belonging to four different factions of the NDFB here today. Sarma said that the Centre is analyzing the statements made by the ULFA leader is being analysed and the issue will be taken up with the...
North East

Success will depend on sincerity of stakeholders: ABSU

GUWAHATI, JANUARY 31: Success of the third Bodo Accord signed on January 27 will depend entirely on the sincerity of the Government and all the stakeholders. This was the observation of the All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU), which is also a signatory to the Accord. Talking to The Assam Tribune, president of the ABSU, Promode Boro said that the students' body is optimistic about the success of the Accord and expressed the view that the Central and State Governments should play their parts for the success of the Accord. He...

Flawed democracy

Seven decades after the Indian nation adopted its Constitution; the Republic Day has been turned into an annual ritualism with parades, flag hoisting and hollow speeches even as the true essence of the Constitution which recognizes justice, liberty, equality and fraternity as the core fundamentals of Indian democracy has never been realized. The celebratory tone of the Republic Day for years has glossed over the inability of the country to overcome the prejudices and socio-economic disparities that have fed the cycle of injustices and inequality. There has never been an...

‘Devil’ virus infects 8100 worldwide

BEIJING, JANUARY 31: Infection from China's coronavirus spread to more than 8,100 people globally on Thursday, surpassing the total from the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic in a fast-spreading health crisis forecast to deal a heavy blow to the world's 2nd-largest economy. The vast majority of infections are in China where the virus originated in an illegal wildlife market in the city of Wuhan and has also claimed 170 lives, latest official data showed. More than 100 cases have emerged in other countries, from Japan to the United States. The World Health...

India on target list for UK trade campaign as Brexit finally arrives

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 31: As Brexit finally arrives in the UK on Friday, India is among the countries on the Government's target list for a new post-Brexit trade campaign from Saturday, a day after the country formally leaves the European Union, as it seeks to strike new ties with partners around the globe at the end of 47 years of EU membership. Mumbai is among 18 cities across 13 countries to be part of the drive, designed to push the message that Britain is now free to do its own...

Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Swedish MPs

STOCKHOLM, JANUARY 31: Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and the global protest movement "Fridays for Future" were nominated Thursday for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize by 2 Swedish lawmakers. "Greta Thunberg is a climate activist, and the main reason she deserves the Nobel Peace Prize is that despite her young age, she has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis," Left Party parliamentarians Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling wrote in a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. "The climate crisis will produce new conflicts and...

‘Violence in name of protests weakens society, country’: President

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 31: President Ram Nath Kovind, addressing a joint session of both the Houses on Friday ahead of the Budget session, said the Constitution expects from the Parliament and every member present to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the countrymen and make necessary laws for them, keeping national interest paramount. The President praised the "mature way" in which the people of the country behaved after the Supreme Court's verdict on Ayodhya land dispute case. Further speaking on, President Kovind said his Government is clearly of the view...
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