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Dharamsala decider promises more surprises

Big picture In a series that has hit plenty of heights, the mountaintop locale of Dharamsala seems as fitting a place as any for the fate of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy to be decided. India’s players, and doubtless a few on the other side, probably expected the fourth Test to be a festive occasion, completing a marathon home international season with the completion of a comfortable series win over Australia against the most picturesque background possible. But as the former BCCI president Anurag Thakur found out when the match was first…

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What You Need to Know About Sexually Transmitted Diseases

“I am a 21 year old male.Last weekend I went to a party at a club and probably drank a little too much. Next morning I woke up next to someone I had never met before! You get the picture. Now, there are blisters on my genital area with pus oozing out of it. What could this be an  STI, what should I do?”  This is the story of not just one of my patients, but many other people you know. his is a very common question asked by youngsters…

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UK Parliament attacker identified as British national Khalid Masood

HIGHLIGHTS British national Khalid Masood has been identified asthe man responsible for Wednesday’s double attacks on the Westminster Bridge and the UK Parliament Masood was known to the police and has been convicted for a number of crimes in the past ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack   Police have named British national Khalid Masood as the man responsible for Wednesday’s double attacks on the Westminster Bridge and the UK Parliament which killed three people+ and injured dozens of others. Police said 52-year-old Masood was born in Kent and…

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Jadeja, Pujara and Vijay given top BCCI contracts as well the pay has been revised

The BCCI’s contract list for 2016-17 Grade A (Rs 2 crore): Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, M Vijay. In: Pujara (moved up), Jadeja (up), Vijay (up). Grade B (Rs 1 crore): Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuvraj Singh. In: Rahul (moved up), Saha (up), Bumrah, Yuvraj. Out: Suresh Raina, M Vijay (moved up), Pujara (up), Rayudu (down), Dhawan (down). Grade C (Rs 50 lakh): Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Amit Mishra, Manish Pandey,…

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Shiv Sena MP assaults Air India staff over seating issue

In a bizzare incident that took place on Thursday, a Shiv Sena MP, Ravindra Gaikwad assaulted an employee of Air India. Talking about the incident, Gaikwad, a first-time lawmaker from Maharashtra told reporters that he took off his slipper and hit the Air India employee 25 times. The incident happened in the Morning, Gaikwad’s flight from Pune landed in Delhi around 10.30 am. He reportedly denied to get down from the plane, which led into a heated arguement. “I wanted a business class seat which he couldn’t arrange for me….

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Police officer ‘stabbed at UK Parliament’

A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, Commons Leader David Lidington has said. He told MPs the “alleged assailant was shot by armed police” following a “serious” incident. Staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside their offices. The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg said police told her someone had been shot and MPs said they heard “three or four gunshots”. Tom Peck, political editor for the Independent, tweeted: “There was a loud bang. Screams. Commotion. Then the sound of gunshots. Armed police everywhere.” Live…

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Handscomb and Marsh ensured draw for Australia in Ranchi Test

Australia 451 (Smith 178*, Maxwell 104, Jadeja 5-124) and 204 for 6 (Handscomb 72*, Marsh 53, Jadeja 4-54) drew with India 603 for 9 declared (Pujara 202, Saha 117, Vijay 82, Cummins 4-106) Thirty minutes before lunch, Peter Handscomb joined Shaun Marsh amid a Ranchi tumult. Their captain Steven Smith had just shouldered arms to let Ravindra Jadeja bowl him, symptomatic of a tired mind, the over after Matt Renshaw had also fallen. Australia were still 89 runs short of making India bat again; the hosts were circling hungrily. Five…

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Nagas to end Manipur blockade from midnight

The Manipur economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council nearly five month ago would be lifted from midnight today, said an official statement after the talks among the Centre, the state government and the Naga groups. The joint statement issued after the tripartite talks, held at the Senapati district headquarters, said there would be “unconditional release of the arrested UNC leaders and all cases related to the economic blockade against the Naga tribe leaders and the student leaders will be closed.” The blockade was imposed by the UNC on…

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Decoded: The real reasons Modi-Shah picked Yogi Adityanath to be UP CM

The nuclear button has been pressed and it is time for ‘Little Boy’ to do its work. The decision to appoint Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh was almost met with similar kind of anxiety, trepidation, uncertainty about what lies in the future among a large section of the media and civil society. Yogi’s elevation is unlikely to be music for large section of Muslims in Uttar Pradesh, who were already bracing for a BJP government. The potential fallouts of appointing a religious hardliner as the UP…

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Preview: India Vs Australia 3rd test match in Ranchi

Big Picture Is a week a long time in cricket? Not really. Not unless the match is being played on Venus, where a day lasts for nearly eight Earth months and a week would thus drag on for almost five of our years. Probably explains why day-night cricket has never taken off there. Nevertheless, so much has happened since the Bengaluru Test that if it has not been an abnormally long week, it has certainly felt like one. First, there was the fallout from the DRS drama, where in a…

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