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Donald Trump expands US travel ban on N Korea, Venezuela
Sep 25, 2017 10:51 IST
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what happened: Citing threats to national security, Trump declared travel restrictions for 8, including N Korea.
what it means: Full travel bans on nationals from North Korea and Chad from October 18, while restrictions for Venezuela were limited to officials. "Making America Safe is my number one priority..." Trump tweeted.
what next: The US Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on the legality of the travel ban next month.
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Hardik Pandya helps India clinch ODI series vs Australia
Sep 24, 2017 21:55 IST
BCCI
what happened: Pandya's 78 helped India beat Australia by 5 wickets to win the series 3-0 with 2 games yet to play.
what it means: With their 6th series win on the trot, India have now become the No.1 side in the ODI rankings. This was also Virat Kohli's 9th successive victory as captain, equalling MS Dhoni's record.
what next: The two sides will next meet in the inconsequential 4th ODI on Thursday in Bengaluru.
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ICC initiates corruption investigations in Sri Lanka
Sep 24, 2017 00:27 IST
AFP
what happened: ICC has initiated investigations in Sri Lanka. Its Anti-Corruption officers visited the country.
what it means: ICC has said it conducts 'investigations where there are reasonable grounds to do so.' Ex-player Pramodaya Wickremesinghe had said that some members of Sri Lankan team had fixed games for money.
what next: ICC has urged people to get in touch with them if they have any information.
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Kuldeep Yadav's hat-trick guides India to win vs Australia
Sep 21, 2017 21:39 IST
AFP
what happened: Kuldeep Yadav became the third Indian to take a hat-trick as India beat Australia by 50 runs.
what it means: Batting first, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane scored a half-century each as India put up 252 in 50 overs. In reply, Australia were all out for 202 as Kuldeep Yadav took a hat-trick. India are 2-0 up.
what next: The third India vs Australia ODI is in Indore on September 24.
  • In his new book titled Hit Refresh, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called for a “principled, transparent, and efficient framework” for Internet governance and data security
    Sep 26, 2017 16:23 IST
    As most of our social and private lives are taken over by private companies that work through the almost border-less Internet, governing the millions of bytes of data that transfer huge amounts of information about users across the Internet becomes vitally important....read more
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves after giving a press conference at the headquarters of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Berlin on September 25, 2017, one day after general elections. Merkel woke up to a fourth term but now faces the double headache of an emboldened hard-right opposition party and thorny coalition talks ahead
    Sep 26, 2017 16:09 IST
    Even as Angela Merkel prepares for an unprecedented fourth term as Chancellor of Germany, the vote is a signal of the looming challenges ahead. For the first time since the Second World War a far right nationalist party – the Alternative for Germany (AfD) – has won around 13% of the vote ...read more
    Meera Shankar
  • A screengrab of a video showing Farooq Ahmed Dar tied to a jeep as a ‘human shield’ against protesters.The video had triggered outrage in Kashmir
    Sep 26, 2017 16:24 IST
    I believe the Army comprises the best of our nation because, beyond being brave warriors, its men can distinguish between right and wrong. When a soldier makes a mistake he doesn’t hesitate to admit it. Ultimately, this is what separates him from a civilian. Again, that didn’t happen in this case....read more