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    Longest ODI game I have played in: Steve Smith

    Sydney, Nov 27 : Australia batsman Steve Smith, who scored 105 off 66 balls in the first ODI to help Australia beat India, said that Friday's game was the longest that he has played in. 'The game went all day, longest 50-over game I've had, for sure. Don't know what to put that down to. Obviously, a few people came on to the field in India's innings and that took a bit of time. They (India) went 45...

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    Agriculture secretary: Talks with farmers can't take place by the roadside (IANS SPECIAL)

    By Pramod Kumar JhaNew Delhi, Nov 27 : The Union government says it is ready for a dialogue with farmers protesting against the new farm laws, but a discussion can't take place by the roadside. Sudhanshu Pandey, Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution, who is also looking after Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, says farmers have already been...

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    New cyclonic circulation to brew low pressure in Bay of Bengal

    Amaravati, Nov 27 : Even before the influence of cyclone Nivar came to a halt, another cyclonic circulation is brewing in the Indian Ocean and the adjoining Andaman Sea, which is likely to intensify into a depression and aggravate further to create low pressure in the Bay of Bengal. 'A cyclonic circulation lies over east Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining south Andaman Sea and...

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    True Punjabi spirit amidst 'Delhi Chalo' march

    Chandigarh, Nov 27 : The Punjabi spirit of providing humanitarian aid in disaster areas and civil conflict zones around the world has now been reflected in their onward march from Punjab to Delhi for a planned protest named 'Delhi Chalo' against new farm laws. A protester was seen offering water to a security personnel en route to the national capital. 'This is what the Punjabi spirit is all about!...

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    Batted without pressure; it was like see ball, hit ball: Steve Smith

    New Delhi, Nov 27 : Steve Smith enjoyed batting without the pressure of playing an anchor's role as he smashed a 66-ball 105 against India to help Australia get to 374 runs in 50 overs. Australia won the first ODI by 66 runs to take a 1-0 led in the series. 'There wasn't a whole lot of pressure. The other times I have batted with the team being under pressure, I had to play an...

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    China: Will the digital Renminbi replace WeChat Pay, Alipay anytime soon?

    "But, we have a question to discuss. Can it [Digital Renminbi] replace Alipay, WeChat Pay, and bank cards as the main electronic payment tool?" That was the question posed to Li Lihui, former President of the Bank of China, during the 2020 Caijing Annual Meeting about CBDCs. The exec responded that at least for the next ten years, Alipay, WeChat Pay, and...

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    India officially enters recession, but contraction in Q2 GDP recedes (2nd Ld)

    New Delhi, Nov 27 : Even though India's economic recovery accelerated in Q2FY21 from the lows of the pandemic-induced lockdown, the country for the very first time since Independence entered into a technical recession. The National Statistical Office (NSO) data on Friday showed that the Q2FY21 GDP on a year-on-year basis contracted by 7.5 per cent from (-)23.9 per cent...

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    After bifurcation Ballary district set to lose UNESCO heritage site Hampi

    Bengaluru, Nov 27 : With the Karnataka cabinet formalising the formation of the 31st district - Vijayanagara - carving it out from the existing Ballary district, the latter is set to lose several prestigious symbols associated with the district since 1953. Most importantly, the new Ballari district will no longer be on the world map of tourism as the Unesco World Heritage...

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    Delhi Half Marathon will help in uniting people: Bindra

    New Delhi, Nov 27 : Sunday's Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) will bring people together in India, said Abhinav Bindra, event ambassador and India's only individual Olympic gold medallist, on Friday. At the event, the Elite runners will be at the starting line at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, amateurs from across the globe will join them via the exclusive Airtel Delhi Half Marathon Mobile App....

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    NSE expels Anugrah Stock & Broking, declares it defaulter

    Mumbai, Nov 27 : The National Stock Exchange has expelled Anugrah Stock & Broking Pvt Ltd from its membership and declared the firm as a defaulter. Referring to Anugrah Stock & Broking, an NSE circular said: 'All members are hereby informed that the following trading member has been expelled from the membership of the Exchange under Rules 1 and 2 of Chapter IV of the NSEIL Rules...

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