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India receives Test championship mace

Cape Town, Feb 25: The International Cricket Council (ICC) presented the ICC Test championship mace to India captain Virat Kohli in the Newlands Stadium here at the conclusion of the South Africa tour on Saturday. On behalf of the ICC, Cricket Hall of Famers Sunil Gavaskar of India and Graeme Pollock of South Africa made the presentation immediately after the awards ceremony for the T20I series. India have ensured the number one spot on the ICC Test team rankings and a prize of $1




India win 3rd T20I to clinch series

Cape Town, Feb 25: India quelled a late charge by the South African batsmen to clinch a nail biting seven-run victory in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) here on Saturday. Chasing a target of 173 runs, the Proteas could only manage 165/6 in their 20 overs. India have thus won the three-match series 2-1. The match came alive in the last seven overs as Jean-Paul Duminy and debutant Christiaan Jonker took the battle to the Indian bowlers. The hosts were struggling




CBI arrests Rotomac firm owner Vikram Kothari, son

New Delhi, Feb 22: The CBI on Thursday arrested Rotomac pen company owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul on charges of cheating a consortium of banks of Rs 3,695 crore (including interest) by siphoning off loans sanctioned to his company for procurement of wheat and other goods for export. The Income Tax Department also issued a showcause notice to Kothari asking why prosecution be not initiated against the group.  The agency arrested the two after day-long questioning at t




Delhi Chief Secretary row: AAP MLA arrested

New Delhi, Feb 21: Aam Aadmi Party MLA Prakash Jarwal was arrested by police on Tuesday night in connection with an alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs, an AAP leader said. "One AAP MLA Prakash Jharwal has been arrested by Delhi Police on a frivolous complaint by IAS," AAP chief Spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said in a tweet. "Delhi Police arrested elected MLA without any evidence. What about arrest of IAS officers who can be seen




PNB fraud: CBI arrests five staffers of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi

New Delhi, Feb 21: The CBI on Tuesday arrested five employees of diamond merchants Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi in the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, an official said. Those arrested include three employees of the Nirav Modi group of companies and two of the Choksi-owned Gitanjali group. Nirav Modi's Firestar International firm's President Vipul Ambani, its Senior Executive Arjun Patil, and Executive Assistant and authorised signatory of the dia




Army foils infiltration bid, kills militant

Jammu, Feb 18: A militant was killed on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Sunday as the army foiled a major infiltration bid, defence sources said. Defence Ministry sources said that the major infiltration bid from across the LoC was foiled in Karmarha area of Poonch when alert troops challenged a group of heavily-armed militants seeking to sneak into Indian territory. "One terrorist has been killed in this operation against infiltrating




At least one killed, 14 hurt in Florida school shooting

Washington, Feb 15: At least one person was killed and 14 others were injured in a school shooting on Wednesday in the US state of Florida. The shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, which was voted Florida's safest city last year, CNN reported. The school said the incident took place as the school was dismissing students. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel confirmed that "multiple" people were killed in shooting. He said at lea




Mumbai to face Chennai in IPL opener on April 7

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Defending champions Mumbai Indians will face two-time winners Chennai Super Kings in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tp be played at the Wankhede Stadium here on April 7, it was announced on Wednesday. The much-anticipated final between the winner of Qualifier 1 and the winner of Qualifier 2 will be played at Wankhede Stadium here on May 27, according to an official release. Fans in Chennai and Jaipur will get their share of the IPL frenz




One dead, 22 injured in Austrian train collision

    Vienna, Feb 13: One person was killed and 22 others were hurt in a train collision in the central Austrian state of Styria on Monday, media reported. The two passenger trains collided in the Niklasdorf municipality near the town of Leoben around midday, for reasons yet unknown, reports Xinhua. They were supposed to have passed by one another, but instead struck each other side-on. The result left the entire side of one carriage torn off, which subsequently c




4th ODI: Proteas beat India in nail-biting finish

Johannesburg, Feb 11: South Africa survived a nail-biting finish to edge out India by five wickets in a rain-curtailed fourth One-Day International (ODI) here on Saturday. India, who had won the first three ODIs, now have a 3-1 lead in the six-match series. Electing to bat first, India rode on opener Shikhar Dhawan's 13th ODI century to post 289/7 in their 50 overs. Dhawan scored 109 runs off 105 balls, and shared a 158-run stand with skipper Virat Kohli who scored 75. T




Breaking! Financial Action Task Force will put Pakistan on grey list

New Delhi, Feb 23: In a big breaking news, on expected line of course,  Financial Action Task Force(FATF) has taken decision to put Pakistan on grey list for terror financing.  FATF has taken a final decision on Pakistan and other countries for not doing enough on terror financing during its crucial meeting in Paris. The FATF is an international policy-making and standard-setting body dedicated to combating money laundering and terrorist financing. “




2nd T20I: South Africa win by 6 wickets

Centurion, Feb 22: South Africa rode on some powerful batting by Heinrich Klaasen and Jean-Paul Duminy to defeat India by six wickets in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) at the SuperSport Park here on Wednesday. Chasing a formidable target of 189 runs, the hosts romped home with eight balls to spare. The three-match series is now locked at 1-1. Klaasen brought up his maiden T20I half-century, producing an awe inspiring show of power hitting to plunder 69 runs off just 30 b




2nd T20I: Pandey, Dhoni take India to big total

Centurion, Feb 21: India rode on some power packed batting to post 188/4 in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against South Africa at the SuperSport Park here on Wednesday. Manish Pandey was the highest scorer for India with an unbeaten 79 runs off just 48 balls. His power-packed knock, which included six boundaries and three sixes, provided the late impetus to the Indian innings. The veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave him excellent support from the other end, remaining u




'Hate killer' of Rajasthan uploads fresh videos from jail

Jaipur, Feb 19: Shambhulal Regar, cooling his heels in jail for killing Malda labourer Afrazul Khan last year, has uploaded fresh videos in the social media, taking all by surprise as the new uploads seem to have been shot in his cell inside the jail. In the latest two videos, which surfaced late on Sunday night, Regar is seen speaking like a Hindu fanatic for several minutes, calling upon Hindus to stand united and bring "Ram Rajya" in India. "This is my last video