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    Shakib's magnificent 5-wicket haul steers Bangladesh to 62 run win against Afghanistan

    Southampton, Jun 24: Shakib Al Hasan brilliant 5/29 and 51 off 69, wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim 83 off 87 (4 fours, 1 six), helped Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 62 runs in the ICC Cricket World Cup on Monday.With this win Bangladesh have pushed Sri Lanka to sixth spot and they have moved to fifth with 7 points from 7 matches.Afghanistan chasing 263...

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    Mayawati snaps ties with Samajwadi Party in UP

    Lucknow, Jun 24: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati snapped ties with its ally Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh on Monday just after over six months of the formation of so called 'Mahagathbandhan' blaming the behavior and attitude of the SP for the 'break-up'.However, the decision of the BSP, which was expected after Sunday's meeting here, also vindicates the claim...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Blast in Pindi hospital; Twitterati claim Masood Azhar injured

    An explosion at a military hospital in Rawalpindi took place on Sunday, with netizens claiming that 10 people were injured. Meanwhile, there were a few Twitterati who also speculated if Azhar had either died or injured in the explosion at the hospital. As per Ahsan Ullah MiaKhail, a human rights activist from Quetta, the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) founder and UN-blacklisted Masood Azhar...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    RBI Dy Governor Acharya resigns

    The Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor Viral Acharya has quit, six months before the scheduled end of his term. Viral was known for his tough stand of greater autonomy for the banking regulator and had made this public during the tenure of Urjit Patel when he was bank Governor prior to the term of present chief Shaktikantha Das. Acharya had dropped a bombshell on October 26, 2018, when he spoke publicly about...

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    Sirisena blames crisis on clipped powers

    Sri Lankan President Maithrapala Sirisena on Sunday blamed the political crisis that enabled the Easter Sunday bombing on the curtailment of the powers of the executive presidency under a change in the Constitution he ushered in. Widely blamed for the standoff between him and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and the consequent instability which helped IS inspired Islamists to bomb churches in the...

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    Ex-DGP Lakshminarayanan passes away

    Former Tamil Nadu Director General of Police V.R. Lakshminarayanan, one of the most distinguished IPS officers in the country, died in the early hours of Sunday in Chennai . He was 91. He was brother of famous jurist Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer. He is survived by his son Suresh and daughters Usha Ravi and Rama. Lakshminarayan, a man of integrity, arrested former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the orders of her...

    • yesterday
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    ASEAN agrees on common ground for world's largest trade bloc

    Bangkok, June 23: The ASEAN members have reached common ground on the mega economic trade bloc -- Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) -- during their meeting here on Saturday. According to a report in The Thaiger, the next step is to negotiate the remaining 13 chapters of the trade deal together as a bloc at the upcoming senior economic officials' meeting to be held...

    • yesterday
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    Squall hits Barmer pandal, 15 dead

    A sudden squall in border district of Barmer in Rajasthan led to the death of 15 people on Sunday afternoon, an official said. The deceased had gathered at large tents erected to listen to 'Ram Katha' discourse at Jasole village, the Barmer SDM, Mr. Rohit Kumar said. They were electrocuted when the squall caused a short circuit. Some 30 people were wounded. The region witnessed a spell of heavy rain...

    • yesterday
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    Pak vs SA: 156/3 off 32

    Aiden Markram removes Mohammad Hafeez, Pakistan now 3 down. Imran Tahir has undone the good start given by Pakistan openers. The leggie dismissed both openers. Both Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq failed to score fifties, getting dismissed on 40s each. Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat. Pakistan were pegged back after making a strong start in their must-win World Cup clash against fellow strugglers South...

    • yesterday
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    Ethiopian army chief shot dead in coup attempt

    Addis Ababa, June 23: The chief of staff of the Ethiopian Army, Gen Seare Mekonnen, has been shot dead in the capital, Addis Ababa, state media confirm. He was shot trying to prevent a coup attempt against the administration in Ethiopia's northern Amhara region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on state TV. In Amhara itself, the regional governor, Ambachew Mekonnen, was killed along with another...

    • yesterday

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