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Dhawan's 11th ton helps India win vs Sri Lanka in 1st ODI
Aug 20, 2017 22:27 IST
Reuters
what happened: An unbeaten 197-run stand between Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli took India to victory vs Sri Lanka.
what it means: With the nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Sunday, India have taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match One-Day International series after drubbing the hosts 3-0 in the Test series.
what next: The second ODI between India and Sri Lanka will be played in Pallekele on August 24.
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Indian football team beats Mauritius in tri-nation opener
Aug 19, 2017 23:10 IST
PTI
what happened: Robin Singh and Balwant Singh scored for India as the hosts defeated Mauritius 2-1 in the opener.
what it means: India came from behind to win the fixture against Mauritius and begin the three-nation tournament with a victory. Mauritius will have to come back strongly against St. Kitts and Nevis on August 22.
what next: India will next take on St. Kitts and Nevis on August 24 at the Mumbai Football Arena.
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Nick Kyrgios stuns Rafael Nadal in Cincinnati Open quarters
Aug 19, 2017 09:16 IST
AP
what happened: Nick Kyrgios beat top seed Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-5 to reach the Cincinnati Open semifinals on Friday.
what it means: Both players were forced to play back-to-back matches in Cincinnati after rain wreaked havoc. Kyrgios returned to complete a last-16 win over Ivo Karlovic, while Nadal outclassed Albert Ramos Vinolas.
what next: Kyrgios, a four-time ATP Tour winner, will face David Ferrer in the final four.
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Uttarakhand serves notices to IAS officers absent on I Day
Aug 18, 2017 18:42 IST
Uttarakhand Secretariat building /
what happened: The chief secretary sought explanation from 54 IAS officers who bunked Independence Day function.
what it means: Chief Minister TS Rawat was left red-faced when he found several officials missing from the function in Dehradun. He asked for a list of absentees and wanted officials to take action against them.
what next: The errant officials could face adverse entry in records. Reports from districts is awaited.
  • The ministry of external affairs sought to obscure China’s August 15 twin raids in the Lake Pangong area by gratuitously telling the Financial Times that “no commonly delineated boundary” exists there
    Aug 21, 2017 12:09 IST
    Beijing is fashioning water into a political weapon by denying India flood-related hydrological data since May, even as major flooding has hit the region from Assam to Uttar Pradesh. Data on upstream river flows is essential for flood forecasting and warning in order to save lives and reduce......read more
  • In these cantankerous times, there is a pressing need for society to maintain its balance. Controlling the habitual rabble-rouser is one way to do so.
    Aug 20, 2017 17:54 IST
    A rabble-rouser is practically ubiquitous. He is visible and audible at every little gathering, especially on the street, when a fracas breaks out, or even when a milder incident takes place....read more
  • Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi  and Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah (to his right) at the newly launched Indira Canteen, Bengaluru, August 16
    Aug 20, 2017 21:20 IST
    State-run canteens raise many troubling questions that need to be answered. It is important to realise that the subsidy road is a strictly one way route and once brought in, it is very difficult to step back and say let us do it some other way...read more