Saturday, 6 March 2021

PTI

The Indian economy is in “dire” straits

The Indian economy is in “dire” straits as a lockdown to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus has led to a whopping majority of households experiencing slashed incomes, a report has indicated. The report by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School published Tuesday stressed on how experts are questioning the ...

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Teacher-turned-top Kashmiri fighter ‘Riyaz Naikoo’ killed by Indian troops

SRINAGAR: Indian troops killed four Kashmiri fighters in gun battles in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, including the commander of the biggest separatist group fighting New Delhi in the disputed Himalayan region, a police official said. Hundreds of Indian soldiers launched an operation late on Tuesday after receiving intelligence that Hizbul ...

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Shoaib Akhtar open to Indian bowling coaching job

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said he is open to taking up the Indian bowling coaching job if there is an offer as his “job is to spread knowledge”. Akhtar expressed his willingness in an interview on social networking app ‘Helo’. Asked if he would like to ...

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Umar Akmal has mental problem, requires treatment: Najmal Sethi

KARACHI: Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najmal Sethi has made a starking claim, saying Umar Akmal – who was banned for three years earlier this week for a match-fixing matter – suffers from epilepsy and requires treatment. “We had medical reports that confirmed he suffered from epilepsy fits and we called ...

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Amitabh Bachchan misses crowds outside his house

BOLLLYWOOD Big B, who used to meet-and-greet his admirers every Sunday at his house Jalsa in Juhu, announced last month that he was calling off the weekly activity amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Bachchan recalled the anticipation and excitement he would feel to greet his fans. “The Sunday does not mean ...

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UK hospital deaths from coronavirus cross 20,000

LONDON: The number of deaths in the UK hospitals from the novel coronavirus crossed the grim milestone of 20,000 on Saturday, up by 813 over the previous day, among the highest daily death tolls recorded this week. These official figures released daily by the UK’s Department of Health and Social ...

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Sri Lanka to seek $400 million financial facility from RBI

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is set to enter into an agreement with the Reserve Bank of India for a currency swap worth $400 million to boost the foreign reserves and ensure the financial stability of the country which is badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, a top minister has said. The ...

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Wasim Jaffer picks best T20 XI

NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricketer and a domestic cricket legend Wasim Jaffer on Monday picked his best T20 XI but in a unique manner. He formed his lineup with players from 11 different countries and hence picked only one Indian in his XI. Jaffer picked fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah ahead ...

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Shoaib Akhtar proposes series to raise relief funds

LONDON: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar, on Wednesday, proposed a three-match ODI series against arch-rival India to raise funds for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in both the countries. The two nations have not played a full-series since 2007 due to the terrorist attacks on India by Pakistan-based outfits ...

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British-Indian candidates register strong result in UK election

MANCHESTER: All the Indian-origin MPs from the previous Parliament were successful in clinching their seats, with Gagan Mohindra and Claire Coutinho for the Conservative Party and Navendru Mishra for Labour among the first-timers. Indian-origin candidates across both the Conservative and Labour parties on Friday registered strong results in the UK’s ...

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