• 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
  • 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
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  • Rajendra Kumar granted bail in corruption case

    New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Former Delhi Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar, who is involved in a corruption case, was on Tuesday granted bail by a special CBI court in Delhi.

    ANI
  • Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016 passed in Parliament

    New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): The Parliament on Tuesday passed the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016 with Lok Sabha's approval. The bill seeks to prohibit the employment of children below 14 in all occupations and enterprises, except those run by his or her own family. Children below 14 will be allowed to work only in family enterprises, that too after school hours.

    ANI
  • Australia announces $ 2,50,000 for 'Festival of India'

    New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's coalition government has announced $ 2,50,000 to support the 'Confluence: Festival of India in Australia' this year. The Australian High Commission in New Delhi had in an official release said the festival will be held from August to November and will bring an exciting and diverse program of the finest classical and contemporary performing and visual arts from India to the audiences across six Australian cities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in 2014 announced the 'Festival of India in Australia'.

    ANI
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  • 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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