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archiveJanuary 28, 2020


India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I: India poised for 1st T20I series win in New Zealand

HAMILTON, January 28: A ruthless India are expected to seal their maiden T20 International series win in New Zealand and only a special comeback from the struggling hosts in the third game here on Wednesday can delay what seems inevitable. India won the twin T20 Internationals in Auckland by margins of six and seven wickets respectively to go 2-0 up in the five-match series. A third successive win at Seddon Park will give them their first ever T20I series' win on New Zealand soil, a feat they were unable to...

Federer saves seven match points to reach Australian Open semis

Djokovic sets up Federer showdown with Raonic rout MELBOURNE, January 28: Roger Federer pulled off one of the greatest escapes of his career Tuesday, saving seven match points to come from two sets down and beat Tennys Sandgren for a place in the Australian Open semi-finals. In a drama-packed match, the normally ice-cool Swiss was slapped with a code warning for swearing and needed a rare medical timeout for a groin injury before winning 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-3. "I don't deserve this one, but I'm standing here and...
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Centre ready to hold peace talks with ULFA (I): Himanta Biswa Sarma

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 28: A day after the Bodo pact was signed, senior Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that the Centre is willing to hold peace talks with ULFA (Independent) faction and appealed to its leader Paresh Barua to come to the negotiating table. Sarma, who is also the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor, told reporters that Union Home Minister Amit Shah had clearly said on Monday that if the anti-talk ULFA (I) faction is ready for negotiations, then "the Centre is more than willing to...
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Manohar Parrikar too deserved Padma Vibhushan

Dear Madam, List of Padma awardees for the year 2020 once again included some unknown but most deserving faces like a Muslim engaged in cremation of unclaimed bodies that too according to religious faith of the deceased for last so many years having cremated over 25000 bodies till now since he lost his young son about 27 years back. But it was surprising that former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was honoured with Padma Bhushan while other departed Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley were honoured with Padma Vibhushan. It...

Coronavirus outbreak

The situation arising out of mystery virus spreading out of Wuyan province of China to other parts of the world requires dynamic reaction from the world health bodies to check and contain its spread in an epidemic form. Till date, China's toll due to the coronavirus outbreak rose to at least 106 on Tuesday. The total includes the first death in Beijing, the Chinese capital, and 24 more fatalities in Hubei province, where the first illnesses from the newly identified coronavirus occurred in December. Mongolia has closed its vast border...

Paramount Pictures working on two new Transformers movies

Paramount Pictures is developing two new films in the Transformers franchise after the success of spin-off Bumblebee. The franchise is based on the 1980s toy range with the slogan “more than meets the eye”. According to Variety, James Vanderbilt will write the script for one project, while Joby Harold is on board to work on the other film. No directors are attached, though both the movies will feature new cast. Bumblebee was the last Transformers film to hit the theaters. The movie, directed by Travis Knight, earned USD 465 million...

‘What happened to those jobs, India’s image?’: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, January 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi doesn’t speak about rising unemployment in the country and is responsible for the destroying India’s image abroad, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday. Keeping his focus on the state of the country’s economy under the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government, Rahul Gandhi said the Prime Minister “probably hasn’t studied or understood economics”. He pointed out that economic growth has dropped since the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was in power. “India grew at 9% during the UPA. The entire world was looking...

Shiv Sena slams Centre over Air India stake sale

MUMBAI, JANUARY 28: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday hit out at the Centre over its decision to sell its entire stake in Air India as it questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Government for failing to run the company. The Government released a document inviting expressions of interest in Air India said India would sell a 100% stake in the carrier, which operates both domestic and international routes. Monday's bid is a renewed attempt to sell its national carrier after a similar move to sell a majority stake in the airline...
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