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England win third Test vs South Africa by innings and 53 runs

PORT ELIZABETH, January 20: England won the third Test on Monday, but made heavy weather of wrapping up South Africa's tail on the last day at St George’s Park to go 2-1 up in the series after a dominant innings and 53-run victory. England needed four wickets to win in their 500th overseas Test, but had to overcome late resistance and feisty 71 from Keshav Maharaj and 39 from debutant Dane Paterson before completing the task 10 minutes before lunch. They bowled South Africa out for 237 in their second...

Cooch Behar Trophy: Nagaland beat Manipur by 205 runs

Dimapur, January 20: Nagaland beat Manipur by 205 runs in the Cooch Behar Trophy (2019-20) at James Long Stadium, Kolkata after bowling out Manipur for 91 in the second innings. Resuming from their overnight score of 45/3, no Manipur batsmen offered any resistance as Nagaland bowlers ran through the Manipur line up to bowled them out for 91 in 36.4 overs. For Manipur, Ulenyai top score with 20, while Vipul was the pick of Nagaland bowler taking 5 wickets. Earlier, Nagaland were bowled out for 214 in its first inning...

Need indigenous martial arts training centre in every village: Biren Singh

IMPHAL, JANUARY 20: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has expressed a wish to set up indigenous martial arts training centres in every village of the state so that different martial art forms, including those of the hill areas, can be popularised. "The initiative is not only for popularising the indigenous (martial) arts forms but also to keep our generation healthy. It will also help the youths and children stay away from drugs and other intoxicants besides helping them maintain a disciplined life," Biren Singh said during the inaugural function...

Australian Open: Djokovic digs deep to beat Struff in opener

MELBOURNE, January 20: Defending champion Novak Djokovic dropped his first set in the opening round of the Australian Open since 2006 Monday before grinding down Jan-Lennard Struff to keep his quest for a record eighth title on track. The 16-time Major winner finally got the job done 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 on Rod Laver Arena for his 900th career win to make the second round at Melbourne Park for a 14th consecutive year. "Credit to him for fighting, he's a very powerful player," said Djokovic, who is seeking to...

Liverpool go 16 points clear with 2-0 win over Manchester United

LIVERPOOL, January 20: Liverpool came through a high-octane tussle with old rivals Manchester United to win 2-0 at Anfield and move 16 points clear at the top of the table on Sunday, sparking a chorus of "we are going to win the league" from their now expectant fans. Juergen Klopp's side, chasing their maiden title in the Premier League era and first in the top flight in 30 years, took a 14th-minute lead from a Virgil van Dijk header but had to wait until stoppage time to put the game...

Davos turns into fortress ahead of World Economic Forum meet

DAVOS, JANUARY 20: A restricted airspace and round-the-clock surveillance through radars, drones and fighter jets have made this Swiss ski resort town into a virtual fortress with all rich and powerful from across the world expected here to attend the WEF's 50th annual meeting. While the summit will discuss ways to ensure a "cohesive and sustainable world", the presence of top world leaders including US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel means that the security has to be top-notch and the Swiss Government, in coordination with the organisers,...

Pakistan urges US to get it out of FATF grey list

ISLAMABAD, January 20: Pakistan has urged the US to support its bid to exit from the grey list of the FATF ahead of a key meeting of the international terror financing watchdog in Beijing in which it will scrutinise Islamabad's efforts to adopt stricter laws against terror financing and money laundering. A Pakistani delegation arrived in Beijing on Sunday for the three-day face-to-face talks with the Financial Action Task Force Working Group that would start on January 21. The briefing will go over whether Pakistan has complied with an earlier...

Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

Penang (Malaysia), January 20: Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year, with the environment minster warning on Monday that those who want to make the country a rubbish bin of the world can "dream on". Shipments of unwanted rubbish have been rerouted to Southeast Asia since China banned the import of plastic waste in 2018, but Malaysia and other developing countries are fighting back. Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said another 110 containers are expected to be...

50% jump in people held for illegally entering Bangladesh

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 20: The number of people caught while trying to cross over to Bangladesh from India increased by over 50% with a total of 2,971 people arrested by the Border Security Force (BSF) in 2018 as compared to 1,800 in 2017, according to latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). A large number of those who were caught trying to illegally emigrate were women and children. The NCRB "Crime in India 2018" report says that out of the 2,971 people arrested in 2018 while making an...

Accidents, suicides claimed lives of 2,200 CAPF personnel in 2014-2018

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 20: As many as 2,200 Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel died in accidents and suicides in a span of 5 years from 2014 to 2018, with the annual figures of such casualties coming down in recent years, according to an official data. In 2018, 104 CAPF personnel died in accidents while 28 in suicides, totalling 132 deaths during the year, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data showed. In 2014, when the NCRB had first collected data of such cases linked to CAPF, 1,232 accident-related deaths...
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