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  • 17 Oct 2017

    Sri Lankan cricket has decided to play a T 20 match in Lahore this month despite security apprehensions expressed by majority of players. The board meeting in Colombo Monday evening decided to go ahead with the match after players had written to the board to consider changing the venue of match.

  • 17 Oct 2017

    Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla and Chief Minister N Biren Singh has felicitated the eight players of the state who were part of India's Under-17 FIFA World Cup team. During the interaction with the players and their parents, Governor expressed happiness and said that she feels proud that in the U-17 team the team captain and seven other players were from the State.

  • 18 Oct 2017

    In Badminton, PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are among the 14 Indian shuttlers who will begin their campaign of the Denmark Open Superseries Premier tournament at Odense today. Sindhu, who is seeded second, will take on China's Chen Yufei in the first round, while unseeded Saina will face 5th placed Carolina Marin of Spain.

  • 18 Oct 2017

    Ghana have become the latest team to move into the quarterfinals of the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup.At the DT Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai today, they defeated dubatants Niger 2-0 in the penultimate Round of Sixteen fixture.

  • The RBI today said banks will provide funds to women self help groups, SHGs, in rural areas at 7 per cent under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) in the current fiscal.

  • The RBI today said banks will provide funds to women self help groups, SHGs, in rural areas at 7 per cent under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) in the current fiscal.

  • President Xi Jinping today assured China's jittery neighbours that Beijing is ready to resolve its disputes through dialogue but not at the expense of its strategic interests. He opened a key meeting of the ruling Communist party elite that will boost his grip on power with a second term and even an unprecedented third innings.

  • The death toll from two suicide and gun attacks on Afghan security forces in southeast Afghanistan has risen to 80 with nearly 300 injured.The deadliest attack took place yesterday on a police compound in the city of Gardez in Paktia province where Taliban militants disguised as police detonated three explosive-packed vehicles that cleared the way for 11 gunmen to enter.

  • In Pakistan, at least seven policemen were killed and 22 others injured in an explosion in the Sariab Mill area on the Quetta-Sibbi Road today morning.According to DawnNews, security sources claimed a roadside bomb exploded just as a police vehicle carrying 35 police personnel passed the area.

  • At the stock markets, after a weak opening, the Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange recovered much of the lost ground in afternoon trade, but had still declined 7 points, to 32,602, a short while ago.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping today said any attempt to separate Taiwan from China will be thwarted and the principle of peaceful reunification must be upheld. Xi made the comments in a speech at the beginning of a Communist Party congress.

  • China's biggest political event, the Communist Party Congress, began in Beijing this morning.At the opening of the Congress President Xi Jinping said China will deepen economic and financial reforms and further open its markets to foreign investors.

  • The death toll in the wildfires that broke out over the weekend has reached 41 in Portugal and another four in northern Spain. Portugal's civil protection agency said yesterday that the 15 biggest fires, which had raged through the centre and the north of the country, had been brought under control.

  • In Sri Lanka, the festival of Deepavali is being celebrated today by Hindu Tamils with traditional fervor and gaiety.People are seen exchanging sweets and pleasantries with their relatives and friends.

  • US author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize.He became only the second American writer to win Britain's renowned Prize, which was awarded for his first full-length novel "Lincoln in the Bardo".

  • US President Donald Trump has promised to bring the cost of prescription drugs way down and let other countries pay more for these medicines in a new policy that could have implications for India.He told his Cabinet members at a meeting at the White House yesterday that the prices of prescription drugs in the US have gone through the roof.

  • US President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali in the White House along with senior Indian-American members of his administration and community leaders.The President's daughter Ivanka Trump also joined him in the celebrations.The tradition of Diwali celebration was first started by former President George Bush.

  • A US-backed alliance of Syrian fighters has said, it has taken full control of Raqqa.This brings the end of three years rule of the Islamic State terror group in the city.

  • The Pakistan government has sought the extension of Mumbai attacks mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed's detention under the public safety law.The move comes two days after the government withdrew its application to prolong Saeed's house arrest under the anti-terrorism law.

  • Wholesale inflation fell to 2.60 per cent in September as prices of food articles, led by vegetables, softened.