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Mathews to lead Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy 2017
Apr 24, 2017 16:55 IST
By Leslie Xavier
Reuters
what happened: Angelo Mathews will return as Sri Lanka skipper for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in June.
what it means: Mathews missed the ODI series against South Africa, the tour of Australia and the home series against Bangladesh due to injury. Lasith Malinga has also been named in the 15-member squad.
what next: With a good mix of experience and youth, Lankans are hoping to make an impression in England.
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Chinese delegation signs MoU with Municipal Corporation
Apr 24, 2017 16:44 IST
By Anupam Srivastava
Anupam Srivastava
what happened: Lucknow Municipal Corporation signed an MoU with delegation of Wenzhou city (China) on Monday.
what it means: The Wenzhou govt officials are in Lucknow to promote social,cultural business ties between the two cities. Director commerce Wenzhou Ye Chaoyang said they can contribute in smart city project
what next: Wenzhou is a major leather goods producers and has offered to set up leather plant in Lucknow/Kanpur
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Asha Bhosale performs in Varanasi
Apr 24, 2017 16:40 IST
By Sudhir Kumar
HT Photo by Rajesh Kumar
what happened: Noted Singer Asha Bhosale performed on the banks of river Ganga in Varanasi.
what it means: Bhosale presented numbers in Sur Ganga at Bhainsasur Ghat. Sur Ganga is over a month long event by Varanasi Nagar Nigam to celebrate creative city of music tag to Varanasi by UNESCO.
what next: More singers and musicians will perform in the 40  day long event.
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Hall of Nations razed to make way for exhibition centre
Apr 24, 2017 16:33 IST
By Sanjeev K Ahuja
HT Photo
what happened: Hall of Nations, the iconic building in Delhi's Pragati Maidan, demolished on Sunday night.
what it means: Ahead of a court hearing on this issue on May 1, India's trade promotion organisation (ITPO) razed the structure, the world's first pillarless concrete space frame building.
what next: An exhibition-cum-convention centre will be created after demolishing a few more structures.
  • Jharkhand’s Aadhaar breach: India needs a strong data protection law
    Apr 24, 2017 14:30 IST

    It is ironic that a technological solution that could have plugged India’s porous welfare delivery system — and saved the State huge amount of funds — is itself proving to be extremely leaky. On Saturday, thanks to a programming error, names, addresses, Aadhaar numbers and bank...read more

  • Look at the issue clearly, farmer suicides are driven more by psychology than economics
    Apr 24, 2017 12:25 IST

    As another hot summer with drought looms, its the season of distress in vast tracts of the country. Farmers in the various dryland crop areas of the country are once again facing financial collapse and destitution. Cattle are no longer tradable and with the huge fodder and water scarcity, the...read more

    Mohan Guruswamy
  • There is such a thing as too much money
    Apr 24, 2017 06:55 IST

    Newsrooms, including the one I am part of, are deeply, sometimes obsessively interested in the funding rounds of start-ups.

    Sure, deal stories are always interesting, and the staple on which a newsroom focused on business and economics makes its name, but I have always believed that it is...read more

    R. Sukumar