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Dwayne Bravo reaches 150 IPL wickets but Chennai lose

DUBAI: Birthday boy Dwayne Bravo reached 150 wickets in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday but his side Chennai Super Kings went down to Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs. The West Indies all-rounder, who turned 37, got to the landmark with his third wicket of Shivam Mavi for nought ...

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Rhea Chakraborty granted bail in drugs case for her ex-boyfriend

BOLLYWOOD actress Rhea Chakraborty was granted bail on Wednesday, nearly a month after being arrested for allegedly buying drugs for her ex-boyfriend, actor Sushant Singh Rajput, whose suicide sparked a media storm in India. Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, was found dead in June in his Mumbai apartment, triggering a national frenzy with television news channels speculating that Chakraborty drove ...

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Shane Watson includes Shahid Afridi among top five T20 Bowler

LONDON: Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes Pakistani Erstwhile Skipper Shahid Afridi was a perfect Twenty20 bowler and has ranked Boom Boom on Number two in his list of the top five Twenty20 bowlers of all-time. The 39-year-old added Afridi at number two on his list due to his ability to take wickets at a very low economy ...

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WBC appoints Amir Khan as MEBC’s president

BIRMINGHAM: The World Boxing Council (WBC) has appointed Pakistan-origin British boxer Amir Khan as president of WBC Middle East Boxing Council (MEBC). In an announcement this weekend, the former super-lightweight world champion was named the new WBC President for the region. Khan is a long-time advocate for the development of boxing in the region. ...

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Mahinda Rajapaksa Registers Victory In Sri Lanka’s Polls

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa staged a political comeback as his party registered a landslide victory in the twice-postponed general elections, according to the final results released by the elections commission. The official results declared showed that the Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP) alone had won 145 seats and ...

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Shoaib wants Pakistan to showcase 90s brand of cricket

BIRMINGHAM: Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar wants green caps to showcase the late 1990s brand of cricket against England, for which Pakistan was known for, saying the whole world will be watching the series and the expectations are high. “Pakistan needs to play good cricket by making the right combinations after ...

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Italian Prosecutors ‘to Question PM’ Over Handling Of Virus

ROME: Prosecutors are to question Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and the health and interior ministers over how the government handled the coronavirus pandemic, news agencies reported. The prosecutors from Bergamo, the city in the northern Lombardy region worst hit by the virus, have launched an investigation into the crisis, ...

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Kalapani row: Nepal announces to deploy more forces at India border

KATHMANDU: Nepal will increase the number of security outposts and deploy more armed personnel at the border with India, Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali has announced. The senior minister said Kathmandu expects India to avoid any unilateral measures in the Kalapani region and remain committed to the ‘fixed border’ principle as ...

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Researchers identify antibody to stop new coronavirus infecting cells

An antibody that can stop the new coronavirus infecting cells in laboratory tests has been identified by researchers in the Netherlands, in what scientists say could help the development of therapies for COVID-19. The antibody neutralised the new coronavirus, according to the research published in Nature Communications, and the authors ...

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