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Ashwin takes six as India savour big win in 500th Test
KANPUR: India notched up a mammoth 197-run win in their historic 500th cricket Test to assert their supremacy in home conditions, bowling out New Zealand for 236 to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series here Monday.
After setting the Kiwis a rather improbable target of 434, the Indian bowlers, especially senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (6/132), revelled in home conditions to rip through the visiting team's line-up with more than a session to spare.
Ashwin is a priceless cricketer: Kohli
KANPUR: Effusive in his praise for Ravinchandran Ashwin, Indian captain Virat Kohli today said the off-spinner is a "priceless" cricketer to have in the team having contributed with both bat and ball in the massive win over New Zealand in the opening Test here.
Pakistan calls off key trade exhibition in India
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has cancelled a trade exhibition which was scheduled to be held next month in India, amid heightened tension between the two neighbours in the aftermath of the terror attack in Uri.
"Due to current situations between Pakistan and India which are beyond TDAP's control, the event planned for 2016 has been called off," Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) said in a statement yesterday.
Sensex tanks 374 pts after investors turn to US Prez debate
MUMBAI: Equities started the week on a distinctly weak note after the Sensex tumbled 374 points today -- the most in two weeks -- tracking global sell-off ahead of the US presidential debate and an OPEC meeting due this week.
The barometer closed at 28,294.28, a nearly 1-month low. Also, the broader NSE Nifty broke below the 8,800-mark level.
India seeks adoption of global treaty on terror,UNSC reforms
UNITED NATIONS: India today asked the global community to urgently adopt a long-pending global treaty on terrorism as well as implement the UN Security Council reform, saying the world today needs a more contemporary approach to combating terrorism and a Council that is less outdated.
Highlighting the two pending tasks of General Assembly, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said despite the passage of two decades, the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism, which was proposed by India in 1996, is yet to be implemented.
Why is Kashmir on UNSC agenda if it is integral part of India, asks Pak
ISLAMABAD: With India's Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj advising Islamabad to abandon its dream of separating Kashmir from India during her address to the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday, Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) spokesperson Mohammed Nafees Zakaria sought to know from her "if Kashmir is an integral part of India, why is it on the Agenda of Security Council?"
Hillary, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race and terror
NEW YORK: Locked in an exceedingly close White House race, the presidential rivals tangled for 90-minutes over their vastly different visions for the nation’s future. Democrat Hillary Clinton called for lowering taxes for the middle class, while Republican Donald Trump focused more on renegotiating trade deals that he said have caused companies to move jobs out of the US. The Republican backed the controversial “stop-and-frisk policing” tactic as a way to bring down crime, while the Democrat said the policy was unconstitutional and ineffective.
Rats nibble actress's bag in train
MUMBAI: Popular Marathi actress Nivedita Saraf has complained that her bag was gnawed by rats while she was travelling by a train, prompting the railway administration to intensify the pest control measures.
Nivedita narrated her unpleasant experience on a social networking site and sought the railways to check the rat menace in trains.
The actress had kept her bag beside her head while she was sleeping and later she found rodents had nibbled it.
Teacher dies after class XII students stab him
NEW DELHI: A government school teacher was allegedly stabbed to death by two class XII students in front of their classmates in West Delhi's Nangloi area after one of them was rusticated for low attendance.
Message on Jammu should be 'loud and clear' to Pak, says India
UNITED NATIONS: The message that Kashmir is an integral part of India should be "loud and clear", India on Tuesday told Pakistan, calling it a "dysfunctional state" that commits atrocities on its own people and preaches about tolerance, democracy and human rights.