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  • Olympics - India not bidding for 2024 Games, says IOC chief
    Olympics - India not bidding for 2024 Games, says IOC chief

    By Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is serious about hosting an Olympics but is not planning a late bid for the 2024 Summer Games, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Monday. The German's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi fuelled speculation about a possible Indian bid for the 2024 Games. "We were aware of this speculation and quite frankly, we were a little bit surprised because, for different reasons, we think it maybe a little bit too …

  • Nepal scrambles to organise quake relief, many flee capital
    Nepal scrambles to organise quake relief, many flee capital

    By Gopal Sharma, Rupam Jain Nair and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU, Nepal (Reuters) - Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains. By afternoon, the death toll from Saturday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake had climbed to more than 3,700, and reports trickling in from remote areas suggested it would rise …

  • Heavy fighting as Taliban attack northern Afghan city
    Heavy fighting as Taliban attack northern Afghan city

    By Mirwais Harooni and Kay Johnson KABUL (Reuters) - Heavy fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents that killed more than 30 combatants threatened a major northern city on Monday, officials said. The battle on the outskirts of Kunduz, part of an intensifying wave of attacks after the departure of most foreign troops, led President Ashraf Ghani to delay his departure on a state visit to India by several hours. Officials said hundreds of Taliban militants had attacked …

  • U.S.'s Kerry, Iran's Zarif to meet at UN anti-nuclear arms conference
    U.S.'s Kerry, Iran's Zarif to meet at UN anti-nuclear arms conference

    By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the opening of a UN conference on the global anti-nuclear weapons treaty on Monday, as they try to make progress in talks on a long-term atomic deal. Iran's top diplomat will be the first state party to the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to address its 190 signatories at the United Nations headquarters in New York on behalf of 118 …

  • Interview with Asian Billiards champion Dhruv Sitwala: “India is one of the best in cue sports right …
    Interview with Asian Billiards champion Dhruv Sitwala: “India is one of the best in cue sports right …

    Sportskeeda caught up with Sitwala to discuss his Asian Championship victory, the Indian cue sports scenario and the importance of never giving up. …

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