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Rahul, Jadeja help India register 7-wicket win against New Zealand

AUCKLAND, January 26: India tightened their grip on the T20I series with a seven-wicket drubbing of New Zealand in the second match after their bowlers stifled the hosts on a pocket-sized Eden Park here on Sunday. Boasting a formidable batting line-up, chasing 133 proved to be a cakewalk for the visitors on a pitch that was slightly on the slower side. The very short boundary ensured the match ended with as many as 15 balls to spare. The trio of Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami allowed no respite...
North East

Simplicity is key: Rally lesson

DOOMDOOMA, JANUARY 26: The anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests across Assam are giving rise to lessons on ensuring cost-cutting and cleanliness. Stage and dais being set up at protest venues use old trucks, benches collected from neighbouring houses and banners which are tied to bamboo poles. "All of these can be removed easily and promptly once the meeting is over. Hiring a professional pandal-maker costs Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 but this type of arrangement can be managed at just Rs 1,500," said Manila Karmakar, one of the rally organisers. The...
World

Netanyahu hopes to ‘make history’ at talks on Trump

JERUSALEM, January 26: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced hope Sunday that he can "make history" in Washington this week during talks on US President Donald Trump's peace plan for the Middle East. Netanyahu has been invited to meet Trump at the White House on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the project, which has already been dismissed by the Palestinians. "We are in the midst of very dramatic diplomatic developments, but the climax is still ahead of us," Netanyahu told reporters ahead of a weekly cabinet meeting. "In a short...
World

President did nothing wrong: White House opens Senate Defense in Impeachment Trial

Washington, January 26: White House lawyers began presenting their defense of Donald Trump at his historic Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, saying the president had done nothing wrong in his dealings with Ukraine and accusing Democrats of seeking to overturn the results of the 2016 election. White House counsel Pat Cipollone took the floor for opening arguments at a rare weekend session of the 100-member Senate, which will decide whether the 45th US president should be removed from office. Democratic prosecutors from the House of Representatives, which impeached Trump on...
India

Padma Shri for man who cremated over 25,000 unclaimed bodies

New Delhi, January 26: A man who cremated over 25,000 unclaimed bodies is among those set to receive Padma Shri from President Ram Nath Kovind, according to news agency PTI. Mohammed Sharif from Faizabad lost his son 27 years ago. But he got to know about it only a month later. Ever since then Sharif has taken it on himself to cremate unclaimed bodies. On Saturday, President Ram Nath Kovind approved the conferment of 141 Padma awards. The list comprises seven Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhushan and 118 Padma Shri...
India

India sets up 24×7 helpline for coronavirus as toll shoots up in China

New Delhi, january 26: The government has set up a round-the-clock helpline to attend to queries about the novel coronavirus (nCoV) as number of fatalities and infected people rose across the world. “If you seek any help, you may call to know details about District and State surveillance officers and in case any clinical query connect with Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) Officer,” the Union ministry of health said in a tweet. Anyone seeking information can call on the number 011-23978046. The call centre will direct suspected cases to experts...
India

Fresh FIRs against ex-JNU student for ‘cut off Assam’ comment

New Delhi, January 26:Three fresh cases have been filed against JNU student Sharjeel Imam for a speech he made against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act at Aligarh Muslim University on January 16. Imam, who was previously one of the organisers of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act protest at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, is already facing two sedition cases filed by Assam and Uttar Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday said Itanagar Crime Branch has registered a sedition case against Imam in connection with his January 16 speech. “This kind of...
India

Congress questions Adnan Sami’s Padma Shri

New Delhi, January 26: The Congress on Sunday hit out at the Modi government over bestowing the Padma Shri on singer-musician Adnan Sami and asked why Kargil War veteran Mohmmad Sannaullah was declared a foreigner through the NRC for Assam, while the son of a Pakistan Air Force pilot has been conferred with one of India's highest civilian honour. Sami was one of the 118 people whose names were announced on Saturday for the Padma Shri awards, with the Ministry of Home Affairs list showing his home state as Maharashtra....
India

Congress gifts a copy of Constitution to PM Modi

New Delhi, January 26: As nation celebrated the 71st Republic Day, the Congress on Sunday decided to send PM Modi a copy of the Constitution. Taking a swipe at the PM, the grand old party also urged Modi to take some time out to read the book. The Congress posted a picture of the gift that it said will be reaching the “Dear PM” soon. However, the address, as seen in the picture, was one of E Block Central Secretariat and not the PM’s official residence at 7, Lok Kalyan...
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