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Former India captain Ajit Wadekar dies aged 77

Former India captain Ajit Wadekar dies aged 77

New Delhi: Ajit Wadekar, who led India to historic series wins in the West Indies and England in 1971, has died at the age of 77. He had been suffering from a prolonged illness. Wadekar, an aggressive left-hand batsman and an excellent catcher in the slips, played 37 Tests, scoring 2113 runs at an average […]

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Arthur brushes aside ‘weak’ Australia notion

Arthur brushes aside ‘weak’ Australia notion

KARACHI : Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has said that it would be wrong to consider Australia a weak side despite a depleted squad for their upcoming tour of United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Kangaroos will go into the series without former captain Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner. The duo is currently facing […]

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Afridi greets Indians on Independence Day

Afridi greets Indians on Independence Day

KARACHI: Former skipper Pakistan cricket Shahid Khan Afridi has extended greetings to Indian fans on their Independence Day. In a tweet here Wednesday, August 15, Afridi said, “Happy Independence Day to India, our neighbors across the border.” Boom Boom Afridi also hoped, “from this year onwards both Pakistan and India will work towards resolving their […]

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Messi to miss Argentina friendlies: Reports

Messi to miss Argentina friendlies: Reports

Buenos Aires : Star forward Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia next month as he takes a break from international football, according to Argentine press reports. Doubts have been raised over the FC Barcelona star’s future with the national team following Argentina’s disappointing World Cup campaign in Russia this summer, which […]

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Serena Williams beaten by Petra Kvitova in second round in Cincinnati

Serena Williams beaten by Petra Kvitova in second round in Cincinnati

London: Serena Williams was beaten 6-3 2-6 6-3 by Petra Kvitova in a thrilling second-round match at the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday, ending the American’s bid for a third title at the event. Williams looked rusty in the first set, struggling to handle the Czech’s booming left-handed serve and never created a break-point opportunity. But […]

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25 killed in attack on Afghanistan education academy

25 killed in attack on Afghanistan education academy

Kabul: At least 25 people were killed in a suicide bombing inside an education academy here on Wednesday, officials said. The bombing took place at 4.10 p.m. while students were attending classes at the Mawoud academy in Dasht-e-Barchi. The Ministry of Public Health confirmed the death toll and said 35 people were wounded in the […]

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Kashmir problem can’t be resolved with bullets: PM Modi

Kashmir problem can’t be resolved with bullets: PM Modi

New Delhi:  Repeating the words used last year on Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said Kashmir’s problems could be resolved only by embracing its people, not with bullets or abuses. In his speech on the 72nd Independence Day at the Red Fort here, he said his government was following the teachings […]

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Internet, mobile phone services suspended in Kashmir valley

Internet, mobile phone services suspended in Kashmir valley

Srinagar: Authorities temporarily suspended mobile phone services in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday ahead of the I-Day functions. Both mobile phone Internet and talk facilities were shut off by all service providers in the valley in the morning. Sources in different mobile phone companies said they had been directed to suspend operations till further orders. […]

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120 Afghan forces, civilians killed in battle with Taliban

120 Afghan forces, civilians killed in battle with Taliban

Kabul, Aug 13 (AP) Four days of ferocious fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over a key provincial capital has claimed the lives of about 100 Afghan policemen and soldiers and at least 20 civilians, the defence minister said today. The staggering numbers provided by Gen. Tareq Shah Bahrami were the first official casualty […]

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Indian batsmen’s troubles mental, not technical: Kohli

Indian batsmen’s troubles mental, not technical: Kohli

London, Aug 13: India captain Virat Kohli feels his team’s mounting batting troubles are more mental than technical and has urged his fellow batsmen to “keep it simple” in the head to save ongoing Test series against England. India could only make 107 and 130 in the second Test at Lord’s, resulting in an innings […]

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