Paris, Dec 4 : French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Tuesday announced a six-month suspension of a plan to introduce a fuel tax hike which has led to weeks of violent protests. The tax on petrol and diesel, due to increase next month in a move towards cleaner fuels, sparked protests that quickly escalated to […]

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Rome, Dec 4 : In countries such as Pakistan, courageous investigative journalists risk their lives for their profession as the case of slain Pakistani reporter Saleem Shahzad shows, said the editor of an Italian daily. “Syed Saleem Shahzad, who was the Pakistan Bureau Chief for Asia Times Online, was able to work as an honest […]

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New Delhi, Dec 4 : India discard Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The Ranji Trophy game between Delhi and Andhra starting on Thursday at the Feroz Shah Kotla here will be his last game. “The next Ranji trophy match against Andhra will be my last game in the […]

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Kabul, Dec 4 : An Afghan boy who shot to fame for wearing a plastic shirt with soccer legend Lionel Messi’s name and number and eventually meeting his icon in person is now homeless after being displaced by a Taliban offensive. Murtaza Ahmadi became a global sensation overnight in 2016 when a photograph of him […]

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Dubai, Nov 30 : Ireland and Afghanistan are all set to play three Twenty20 Internationals, five One-Day Internationals and a one-off Test in February-March next year in Dehradun, India, the ICC announced on Friday. It will be Ireland’s first overseas Test match, and the second Test match for the two newest teams at the highest […]

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Sydney, Nov 27 : India’s pacer Ishant Sharma on Tuesday said that the team is focused on winning the four-match Test series starting December 6 in Adelaide. Ishant said no player is thinking about the personal performance, rather all players have one aim of winning the Test series. “The biggest thing right now is to […]

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 27 : India are expected to face an uphill battle playing in front of the hockey crazy Odisha crowd that will turn up in large numbers to watch the 2018 FIH World Cup starting here on Wednesday. Despite being the most successful team in Olympic hockey with eight golds, India have won the […]

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New Delhi, Nov 27 : The selection fiasco in the Women’s World T20 semi-final against England refuses to die down with the centre of the storm, former India skipper Mithali Raj on Tuesday launching a scathing attack on head coach Ramesh Powar and Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji for supporting the idea of […]

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Dubai, Nov 27 : After finishing as the second highest run-scorer in the recently-concluded ICC World T20, Harmanpreet Kaur, the India T20I skipper rocketed three slots to reach the No.3 spot in the latest ICC Women’s T20I Player rankings, released here on Tuesday. Harmanpreet, who aggregated 183 runs including a match-winning 103 in the tournament […]

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