Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Tag Archives: India

New machine aims to end India’s sewer death shame

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of “manual scavengers” die each year cleaning out sewers in cities across India but a machine unveiled for World Toilet Day could help to end that tragic record. Thousands of mostly low-caste Indians are employed in one of the world’s dirtiest jobs unclogging human waste from underground ...

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Uncapped Harris, Tremain make Australia squad for India Tests

MELBOURNE: In-form opener Marcus Harris is set to make his debut after being picked in Australia’s squad for their first two Tests against India alongside fellow rookie Chris Tremain. The 26-year-old, who smashed 250 not out against New South Wales last month and is the Sheffield Shield’s second-highest run-scorer, is ...

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Shastri says India ‘taking no prisoners’ in Australia

BRISBANE: Coach Ravi Shastri vowed Sunday India will “take no prisoners” in their quest to win a Test series in Australia for the first time, but cautioned against underestimating the struggling home team. India play four Tests and three one-day internationals from early December, with three Twenty20s before that, starting ...

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Afridi in hot waters after controversial comments on Kashmir

LONDON/KARACHI: Former Pakistan cricketer ‘Boom Boom’ Shahid Khan Afridi has done it again, this time with comments about Kashmir which sparked yet another controversy on both Pakistani and Indian media. “The world has turned Kashmir into an issue. Kashmir is not an issue,” the 38-year-old cricketer said, while addressing students ...

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India to sell shares of people who migrated to Pakistan, China

NEW DELHI: India’s government said it will sell stocks worth millions of dollars seized from people who moved to Pakistan following partition in 1947 and the wars since, as a way to make up for a shortfall in revenues. The stocks worth at least 30 billion rupees ($412.26 million) are ...

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India biggest market for bookies: Ehsan Mani

DUBAI: Former ICC President, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani said India was the biggest market for the bookies, who were vitiating the cricketing world . When he was the president of International Cricket Council, he had asked the cricket boards to take strict action against the bookies, he ...

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Australia ‘different ball game’, says India’s Sharma

MUMBAI: Batsman Rohit Sharma said India were brimming with confidence after their crushing home victories over the West Indies – but warned that winning their first Test series in Australia was a challenge of a different order. India completed a 3-0 Twenty20 series sweep over the West Indies on Sunday, ...

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Rohit Sharma’s record ton helps India clinch T20 series

LUCKNOW: Skipper Rohit Sharma smashed his fourth Twenty20 international century – the most by any batsman in the format – to set up India’s convincing 71-run series-clinching win over West Indies. Sharma hit an unbeaten 111 off 61 deliveries to power the hosts to 192-2 after being put into bat ...

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Journalist, two policemen killed in Maoist attack in India

CHHATTISGARH: A cameraman from India’s national broadcaster, Doordarshan, and two policemen have been killed in an alleged attack by Maoist rebels. They were ambushed on Tuesday morning in the central state of Chhattisgarh, which is often hit by Maoist violence. The attack comes days after rebels blew up a vehicle ...

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