• Australia dismiss Sri Lanka for 117 in opener

    Australia's bowlers ripped through Sri Lanka's brittle batting order to dismiss the home side for 117 on an eventful first day of the opening test at Pallekele on Tuesday that also saw the visitors lose their openers for just seven runs. Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood and off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed three wickets apiece, while Mitchell Starc and Steve O'Keefe picked up two each as the hosts were shot out shortly after lunch. Debutant all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva (24) was the top scorer for Sri Lanka, who have lost their last two test series in New Zealand and England.

    Reuters
  • So what if 'jallikattu' is an 'age-old tradition': SC to TN Govt.

    New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Countering Tamil Nadu's interpretation of jallikattu as an 'age-old tradition' which is practised far and wide in the State, the Supreme Court in sharp remark today said child marriage was also once an 'age-old tradition' before being banned. Rubbishing the state's plea that Jallikattu should be allowed because it is a centuries old tradition, the top court said, "Child marriage too is an age old tradition. In earlier times child marriage was common.

    ANI
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  • Kashmir unrest: Army backs CRPF pellet guns, says its 'least lethal' option

    Dras (Jammu and Kashmir), July 26 (ANI): A day after the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), which is the largest force deployed in civilian areas for controlling law and order, said it would continue to use the weapon in the valley, the Indian Army on Tuesday backed it saying the guns were the 'least lethal' option of weaponry. Lieutenant General D.S. Hooda (Northern Command Chief) said there is a requirement of non-lethal weaponry, adding that pellet guns are classified as part of the weaponry. "There is a requirement of non-lethal weaponry and pellet guns are classified as part of the non-lethal weaponry.

    ANI
  • Yogeshwar Dutt throws his weight behind dope-tainted Narsingh Yadav

    New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt on Tuesday joined the bandwagon of support for Rio-bound Narsingh Yadav, who has tested positive for a banned substance, saying that the matter must be investigated thoroughly. Narsingh was tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid, two weeks before the Rio Olympics. Dutt, who will represent India in the men's 65kg freestyle category in next month's Olympic Games, took to micro blogging website Twitter to throw his support behind Narsingh.

    ANI
  • Coal scam: CBI special court convicts Rathi Steel and Power Ltd. Promoters

    New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): A CBI special court on Tuesday convicted a private company, Rathi Steel and Power Limited, it's three promoters and three top officials in the Kesla North coal allocation scam case. RSPL and its three officials-- MD Pradeep Rathi, CEO Udit Rathi and AGM Kushal Aggarwal have been held guilty of charges of cheating and conspiracy in a coal scam case Court will hear the arguments on sentencing of the four convicts in the case at 2 pm. Case pertains to alleged irregularities in allocation of Kesla North coal block in Chhattisgarh to RSPL. The CBI has alleged that RSPL and its officials had "misrepresented" facts before the 36th screening committee regarding acquisition of 250 acres of land to acquire the coal block.

    ANI
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  • Zimbabwe lose strike bowler Chatara for test series

    Zimbabwe strike bowler Tendai Chatara has been ruled out of the test series against New Zealand after hurting his ankle, Zimbabwe Cricket announced on Monday. Chatara, who fractured his leg playing a casual game of soccer last year, will be replaced in the Zimbabwe squad by Michael Chinouya, 30, who has only two one-day internationals to his name.

    Reuters
  • Cinestars beat Parliamentarians 10-0 in Football Ka Mahamuqabla

    New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A football match between Parliamentarians and Cinestars ended with the latter winning 10-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.

    IANS India Private Limited
  • Assam floods: Centre to send team to assess damage

    New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had a telephonic conversation with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today to get an update on the current flood situation in the state and assured that the entre will soon send a team to assess the damage. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had a telephonic conversation with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today to get an update on the current flood situation.

    ANI
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  • Narsingh wanted to kill himself after dope test fiasco, says friend

    Sonepat (Haryana), July 26 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) regional centre at Bahalgarh here was unusually quiet on Tuesday morning. No one was willing to be drawn into talking about Narsingh Yadav and his room-mate at the centre Sandeep Yadav -- the two wrestlers both of whom have failed the dope test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). The room is adorned with pictures of Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt, the two wrestlers who have won India Olympic medals.

    IANS India Private Limited
  • Akhlaq's family to knock Allahabad HC's door, seeks quashing of FIR

    Lucknow, July 26 (ANI): The family of Mohammad Akhlaq Saifi, who was lynched by his neighbours in Bishahra in Dadri in September last over rumours of him and his family having eaten beef, will move to the Allahabad High Court, seeking stay on the arrest order and quashing of a Surajpur court's order to the Greater Noida police on Thursday to register a case of cow slaughter against the victim and his family under the UP Cow Protection Act1955. Counsel for Akhlaq and his family Asad Hayat told ANI, "Actually, we are moving to the high court for seeking stay on the arrest order and quashing of the FIR." The counsel further said, "We have written to the administration that further investigation should be done into the matter, because so many things have emerged that show that investigation has not been done in those matters, especially in the matter of 'Fabrication of False Evidence'." "Above all, the biggest issue is that they are making forensic lab report the basis of the case.

    ANI
  • AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan sent to 14-day judicial custody

    New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): A Delhi court on Tuesday dismissed bail plea of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan, who has been arrested for allegedly threatening a woman, and sent him to 14-day judicial custody. Khan is also accused of attempting to run over the woman with his car. Last week, a 35-years-old woman claimed that the she had telephoned Amanatullah on July 10 and later went to his Batla House residence to raise the issue of power cuts with him.

    ANI

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