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Congress plays down Sonia Gandhi’s retirement remark

Congress plays down Sonia Gandhi’s retirement remark

A day before Rahul Gandhi formally takes over as Congress president, the party clarified that Sonia Gandhi had retired from the president’s post, not politics. The Congress’s clarification was prompted by Ms. Gandhi’s comments to reporters in the Parliament complex on Friday morning that she was all set to retire. No time-frame Asked about her…
Huge U.S. tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

Huge U.S. tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed the details of their huge national tax rewrite late on Friday along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval to give President Donald Trump the Christmas legislative triumph he’s been aching for. The legislation would slash tax rates for big business and…
Earthquake hits Java in Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

Earthquake hits Java in Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

A strong earthquake shook Indonesia’s densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicentre. The quake struck at 11:47 p.m. and was felt across the island, including about 200 kilometres away in the capital Jakarta, where office towers and apartment buildings swayed. Powerful tremors lasted…
Police detain carol-singing group in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna

Police detain carol-singing group in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna

The Satna Police late on Thursday evening detained a group of priests and seminarians conducting “routine” carol singing during the Christmas season, alleging a conversion bid. According to the police, they detained some people on the basis of a complaint lodged by 21-year-old Dharmedra Dohar, resident of village Bhumkahar. In his complaint, Mr. Dohar alleged…
Gujarat turnout revised to 68.41%

Gujarat turnout revised to 68.41%

In the two-phase Gujarat Assembly elections, the average turnout was 68.41%, show the latest figures with the Election Commission after compiling constituency-wise turnout data. The Commission revised the turnout figures of the second phase of polling held in 93 Assembly constituencies in Central and North Gujarat regions on Thursday from 68.7% to 69.99%. In the…
SC refuses Gujarat Congress leader’s plea to cross-verify 25% VVPAT-EVM votes in State polls

SC refuses Gujarat Congress leader’s plea to cross-verify 25% VVPAT-EVM votes in State polls

An “11th hour” plea by Secretary, Gujarat Pradesh Congress, to direct the Election Commission of India to count and cross-verify at least 25% of Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) paper trail with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) votes polled in the State Assembly elections fell flat in the Supreme Court on Friday. A three-judge…
ENG 403/10  (115.1 ov, JM Anderson 0*, MA Starc 4/91) – Lunch | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

ENG 403/10 (115.1 ov, JM Anderson 0*, MA Starc 4/91) – Lunch |...

Australia 3 for 203 (Smith 92*, S Marsh 7*) trail England 403 (Malan 140, Bairstow 119, Stoneman 56, Starc 4-91, Hazlewood 3-92) by 200 runsnScorecard and ball-by-ball details Four years ago this week, Steven Smith spontaneously changed his technique while batting against England at the WACA, adding a preliminary movement in an innings that became…
Bairstow has last laugh with ‘favourite’ century

Bairstow has last laugh with ‘favourite’ century

Jonny Bairstow ensured he had the last laugh after completing a maiden Ashes century. On the first night of this tour, Bairstow ventured to the Avenue bar in the suburbs of Perth and greeted Cameron Bancroft with a now notorious genial head-butt. While it took a few weeks for the incident to come to light…
Malan’s miscue undermines a mighty effort

Malan’s miscue undermines a mighty effort

Like complaining about having too much money, it seems churlish to take issue with Dawid Malan after his maiden Test century. Malan had not only made England's highest score in a Test in Australia since January 2011 (since Alastair Cook made 189 in Sydney), but contributed to England's highest fifth-wicket stand in Ashes history (237)…
‘Economics alone cannot dictate Test cricket’ – BCCI CEO

‘Economics alone cannot dictate Test cricket’ – BCCI CEO

In February, the ICC's chief executives' committee will put its finishing touches to the next Future Tours Programme (FTP) for the 2019-23 cycle. Earlier this month, representatives of the 12 Full Member countries along with the ICC operations team led by its general manager cricket, Geoff Allardice, fleshed out the proposed FTP, listing out the…
‘Club cricket toughened me up’ – Gary Neville

‘Club cricket toughened me up’ – Gary Neville

Gary Neville, the former Manchester United and England defender, believes that his experience of playing in men's cricket as a youngster was instrumental in giving him the competitive edge to become a top-class footballer. Neville, who won 20 trophies with United in a two-decade career, was a talented cricketer as a kid, and played for…
Malinga ‘rested’ for India T20s

Malinga ‘rested’ for India T20s

Lasith Malinga has been "rested" from Sri Lanka's T20 squad, one week after he had left the Bangladesh Premier League early due to personal reasons. Suranga Lakmal has also been omitted. Only six players remain from the T20 squad that faced Pakistan in October, as several first team players - left out of that last…