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Debutant Kuldeep's 4/68 helps India dismiss Australia for 300 on Day 1

Debutant Kuldeep's 4/68 helps India dismiss Australia for 300 on Day 1Dharamsala, March 25 (IANS) Debutant left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav's four wickets helped India skittle out Australia for 300 in their first innings on the opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test here on Saturday. Electing to bat after winning the toss here, skipper Steven Smith (111) and opener David Warner (56) set the tone for a massive Australian total, before chinaman Kuldeep triggered a batting collapse to bring India back into the game, with figures of 4/68. Pacer Umesh Yadav complimented the rookie spinner well to pick 2/69 while seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin took a wicket apiece.


Working to improve nightlife in Delhi: Minister

Working to improve nightlife in Delhi: MinisterNew Delhi, March 25 (IANS) In what may turn out to be a good news for the capital's dwellers, Minister of Culture and Tourism Kapil Mishra has said he believes in improving the city's nightlife and that attempts are underway in this direction. "One thing missing in Delhi is a vibrant nightlife. "I mean just look at Chandni Chowk area.


CBEC to be renamed, reorganised for GST regime

CBEC to be renamed, reorganised for GST regimeNew Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) will be reorganised for the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system and renamed the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) following parliamentary approval. "Reorganisation of the field formations of CBEC for the GST implementation has been approved by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.


Intense discussion on culture and nationalism at conclave

Intense discussion on culture and nationalism at conclaveNew Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The relationship between culture and nationalism as well as the impact of both of these on each other remained the high-point at a culture conclave here on Saturday. The major outcome of the intense discussion, lasting over an hour, highlighted that the Indian civilization, over the course of history, has believed in acceptance of people across religions, castes and creeds and does not necessarily tend to discriminate on such grounds.


US Senators push Trump on defence deals with India

US Senators push Trump on defence deals with IndiaWashington, March 25 (IANS) Two senators have written letters to the Trump administration to push for the sale of F-16 fighter jets to India as well as to approve a drone sale to the country, a media report said. Senators John Cornyn and Mark Warner sent letters this week to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary James Mattis, urging them to sign off on the F-16 production line in India and approve the export of the Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft, a non-lethal maritime surveillance platform, the Hill online reported on Friday.


Saqlain Mushtaq joins as England's spin bowling consultant

Saqlain Mushtaq joins as England's spin bowling consultantLahore, March 25 (IANS) Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq on Saturday revealed that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has hired him as a spin bowling consultant for two years. "ECB has hired my services for two years and I have to work 100 days a year with them. My main duty will be with the England cricket team but I will also work with young and rising spinners in English cricket," Mushtaq was quoted as saying by Pakistani daily Dawn.


It's a dream come true for me, says debutant Kuldeep Yadav

It's a dream come true for me, says debutant Kuldeep YadavDharamsala, March 25 (IANS) After forcing Australia to huff and puff to his left-arm wrist spin, debutant Kuldeep Yadav on Saturday acknowledged that it was a "dream come true" when he helped India bundle out the hosts for 300 in their first innings of the fourth and final cricket Test here. The chinaman returned with figures of 4/68, including the prized scalp of the dangerous David Warner (56), who forged a 134-run second wicket stand with skipper Steve Smith (111). It is a dream come true for me.


Give Yogi a chance, say panelists at Culture conclave

Give Yogi a chance, say panelists at Culture conclaveNew Delhi, March 25 (IANS) It was an awkward moment of sorts when the panelists at a culture conclave were suddenly asked to share their perspectives on newly-appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi.


Feeling beautiful begins with feeling confident, says Deepika

Feeling beautiful begins with feeling confident, says DeepikaMumbai, March 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone was on Saturday officially announced as a newly appointed global ambassador of beauty brand LOréal Paris, joining the likes of Jane Fonda, Blake Lively, Julianne Moore, Susan Sarandon and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. "I've always believed that feeling beautiful begins with feeling confident about yourself and L'Oréal Paris with its powerful message 'Because we're worth it', has always encouraged women to do that," Deepika said in a statement, adding that she finds it a privilege to represent the brand.


Himachal to import chemical to treat apple plants

Himachal to import chemical to treat apple plantsShimla, March 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has got permission from the Union Ministry of Agriculture for importing a chemical and machinery to combat serious problems afflicting apple produce, an official said on Saturday. The Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Produce, Marketing and Processing Corporation (HPMC) would soon import chloropicrin from the US-based Trinity Mfg. Inc. for providing it to the University of Horticulture and Forestry in Nauni for trials. A spokesperson of the horticulture department said the chemical would be used to combat serious problems of specific apple replant disease and would go a long way in managing soil borne pathogens affecting other fruits, vegetables and floriculture crops.


Fourth Test: India vs Australia opening day's scoreboard

Fourth Test: India vs Australia opening day's scoreboardDharamsala, March 25 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard after the opening day's play of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and Australia at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Saturday.


Debutant Kuldeep helps India dismiss Australia for 300

Debutant Kuldeep helps India dismiss Australia for 300Dharamsala, March 25 (IANS) Debutant left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav's four wickets helped India skittle out Australia for 300 in their first innings on the opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test here on Saturday.


FIFA expresses satisfaction over DY Patil stadium for U-17 World Cup

FIFA expresses satisfaction over DY Patil stadium for U-17 World CupNavi Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) A delegation of the world football governing body FIFA, accompanied by members of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), visited the DY Patil Stadium to assess the progress of preparations at the Navi Mumbai venue for the Under-17 World Cup. FIFA Head of Events Jaime Yarza expressed his satisfaction with the preparations at the venue.


Equities trim gains on global cues, profit booking

Equities trim gains on global cues, profit bookingMumbai, March 25 (IANS) After two consecutive weeks of gains, the key Indian equity indices trimmed some gains following global cues and closed the week's trade on a lower note.


Ex-Telangana MP arrested after staging sit-in

Ex-Telangana MP arrested after staging sit-inHyderabad, March 25 (IANS) Former Telangana MP and senior Congress leader V. Hanumantha Rao was arrested on Saturday after he staged a sit-in protesting against a "false case" against him for allegedly abusing a police officer. A day after police booked the case against him for abusing a police inspector and deterring him from discharging his official duty, Rao launched a sit-in at the statue of Rajiv Gandhi at Somajiguda area. Several leaders of the Congress party including leader of opposition in Telangana assembly, K. Jana Reddy joined him in the protest to show their solidarity.


UK national smuggled drugs in condoms

UK national smuggled drugs in condomsPanaji, March 25 (IANS) A UK national who was arrested on Friday for being part of a narcotics racket in Goa, had smuggled synthetic drugs into India by caching them in a condom, police said on Saturday. Superintendent of Police (Crime) Umesh Gaonkar told the media that the accused David Johnson, had also managed to smuggle in other drugs, by hiding them in medicinal containers, which were originally used to store herbal products, as well as in the form of sugar cubes.


Nepal requests India for more electricity

Nepal requests India for more electricityKathmandu, March 25 (IANS) Nepal has requested India to provide additional power through two newly-built transmission lines. The construction of the 132KV Kushaha-Kataiya and 132KV Raxual-Parwanipur cross-border transmission lines was completed recently, Kathmandu Post reported. The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the state-owned power utility, has requested India to provide 50 MW of electricity through each of these transmission lines.


Debutant Kuldeep stars for India as Australia totter at 208/6 at tea

Debutant Kuldeep stars for India as Australia totter at 208/6 at teaDharamsala, March 25 (IANS) Chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav could not have asked for a better debut as India rode on his three-wicket haul to reduce Australia to 208/6 at tea on the first day of the fourth and final cricket Test here on Saturday. At tea, Mathew Wade was batting on 13 while Pat Cummins had just come in to bat. 4x14) who continued his imperious form to bring up his third century of the series until Ravichandran Ashwin got the better of him.


Ajit Doval in US, meets top officials

Ajit Doval in US, meets top officialsWashington, March 25 (IANS) India and the US pledged to continue their strong defence partnership during a meeting here between Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and US Secretary of Defence James Mattis.


GDP up but job security falls: Only 16% earn regular wage

GDP up but job security falls: Only 16% earn regular wageNo more than 16.5 per cent of workers earn a regular wage or salary, according to the Fourth Annual Employment & Unemployment report (2013-14), the latest available data. In another estimate, made in the same report, three in four households (78 per cent) had no one earning a regular wage or salary. On the other hand, the proportion of casual labourers in the workforce is considerable -- 30.9 per cent and growing.


Kuldeep restricts Australia to 208/6 at tea

Kuldeep restricts Australia to 208/6 at teaDharamsala, March 25 (IANS) Debutant left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav's three wickets put Australia on the backfoot, even as skipper Steve Smith's 20th Test ton helped the visitors reach 208/6 at tea on the opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test here on Saturday.


President wishes Bangladesh on eve of its National Day

President wishes Bangladesh on eve of its National DayNew Delhi, March 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday extended his greetings to the people and government of Bangladesh on the eve of their National Day, according to an official statement. "On behalf of the government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with immense pleasure that I extend warm greetings and felicitations to Your Excellency and the people of Bangladesh on the occasion of your National Day," Mukherjee said in a message to Bangladesh President Md. Abdul Hamid.


Kerala film body to appeal against CCI penalty

Kerala film body to appeal against CCI penaltyKochi, March 25 (IANS) The Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA), the apex body of film professionals, on Saturday decided to appeal against the fine imposed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on them for an 'undeclared ban' on director Vinayan. FEFKA top leader and director B.Unnikrishnan told the media that they are going to appeal against the CCI verdict.


Moderate earthquake rocks N-E states, Myanmar

Moderate earthquake rocks N-E states, MyanmarShillong, March 25 (IANS) A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, rocked India's northeastern states and parts of Myanmar on Saturday, an official said.


Big B campaigns for tuberculosis-free India

Big B campaigns for tuberculosis-free IndiaMumbai, March 25 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has voiced support for a government campaign that works towards a tuberculosis-free India.


New Indian envoy arrives in Kathmandu

New Indian envoy arrives in KathmanduKathmandu, March 25 (IANS) , Newly appointed Indian ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri arrived here on Saturday.


'Phillauri' mints Rs 4.02 crore on opening day

'Phillauri' mints Rs 4.02 crore on opening dayMumbai, March 25 (IANS) "Phillauri", a romantic comedy film featuring Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh and Suraj Sharma, minted Rs 4.02 crore on its opening day. Set in Phillaur, Punjab, the Anshai Lal directorial tells the story of Kanan (Suraj), who is persuaded by his friends and family to marry a tree to ward off the bad luck afflicting his love-life.


The Ghost Of Guirim | 101 Great Indian Ghost Stories

The Ghost Of Guirim | 101 Great Indian Ghost StoriesA strand of hair brings good fortune. But at what cost?


The Baga Creek Drowning | 101 Great Indian Ghost Stories

The Baga Creek Drowning | 101 Great Indian Ghost StoriesIf you hear music playing out on the water on a dark deserted night, row for home.


So Long, Sister | 101 Great Indian Ghost Stories

So Long, Sister | 101 Great Indian Ghost StoriesFrancis tells a story from childhood that has left him scared of afternoons ever since.


Mr. Crorepati: A Tribute To Ramsay

Mr. Crorepati: A Tribute To Ramsay101 Phir Se Ramsay is a look back at the cultural phenomenon that was the iconic Indian horror flick. With a new wave of cult horror classics written and directed by Shyam & Saasha Ramsay, this forgotten genre is rising from the grave! Classic Indian Horror is back, so find some friends and grab some popcorn! Subscribe to 101 India.


What Happens On The Goa Highway, Stays There... Hopefully

What Happens On The Goa Highway, Stays There... HopefullyTheir first road trip together was the last.


Parde Ke Peeche: A Tribute To Ramsay

Parde Ke Peeche: A Tribute To Ramsay101 Phir Se Ramsay is a look back at the cultural phenomenon that was the iconic Indian horror flick. With a new wave of cult horror classics written and directed by Shyam & Saasha Ramsay, this forgotten genre is rising from the grave! Classic Indian Horror is back, so find some friends and grab some popcorn!


Parsi Panja | 101 Subway

Parsi Panja | 101 SubwayDoctor VC discovers that the Parsis are a small but strong community. Literally!


He Had Been Warned Against Taking The Lonely Panjim Road

He Had Been Warned Against Taking The Lonely Panjim RoadSome old wives’ tales are more than just stories.


Khao Piyo Isko: A Tribute To Ramsay

Khao Piyo Isko: A Tribute To RamsayA fine dining experience for zombies.


Yogi Adityanath should do 'gas-releasing' asana: Twinkle Khanna

Yogi Adityanath should do 'gas-releasing' asana: Twinkle KhannaNew Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Taking a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his rather off-the-cuff remarks on "women's protection", author-columnist Twinkle Khanna on Friday suggested that he needed to do a yoga 'asana' which eases "releasing gas". Asked what she would have to say to Adityanath, who according to session hostess Koel Purie "doesn't have an amazing track record for his statements on women", Twinkle quipped: "He needs to do an asana..., which helps release gas. In fact, I had tweeted as well that Asian Paints must announce the new colour of the season -- 'Beguiling Saffron' with a tagline: Orange is the new brown." Women empowerment and feminism is a subject close to the heart of the actress-turned-writer, whose latest column explored sexual harassment at work.


Where art is a learning, therapy and creative hub

Where art is a learning, therapy and creative hubIt is an ocean of bliss and charm amidst our mundane day-to-day lives, signifying every aspect of art in its totality. The Art Hub is not an average art school, but a place where art comes alive before your eyes. It is also a place where art is used as a medium to relax, unwind, learn and explore.


Anupam Kher to be honoured with Kala Ratan Award

Anupam Kher to be honoured with Kala Ratan AwardMumbai, March 25 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher will be feted with a Kala Ratan Award by the Vice President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari.


Karan Singha is new Greater Chennai police chief

Karan Singha is new Greater Chennai police chiefChennai, March 25 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday posted Karan Singha, Additional Director General of Police as the Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai.


Indians should not lose their spiritual roots: Nepali singer

Indians should not lose their spiritual roots: Nepali singerNew Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Nepali singer Ani Choying Dolma, who has worked with Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman and is collaborating with music director Shantanu Moitra, feels that India has a rich spiritual culture and it should not lose its roots. Through music you can really inspire people to cultivate their spiritual ability. This is most important because, in this modern world, people are always focusing on developing their intellectual capacity and forgetting to cultivate their spiritual ability.


Lexus officially enters India, launches three model

Lexus officially enters India, launches three modelCar lover in India with deep pockets can rejoice as Toyota has finally decided to bring its Lexus brand to India. To begin with, the company has launched three models with are priced up to 1/09 crore. The Lexus introduced RX 450h hybrid SUV, ES 300h sedan and the Lx 450d as its first models in the Indian shores.


Smith, Warner give Australia steady start

Smith, Warner give Australia steady startDharamsala, March 25 (IANS) Skipper Steven Smith and David Warner scored half-centuries as Australia made a steady start in their first innings on the opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test against India here on Saturday. Smith was batting on 72 and looked on course for his third century of the series while Warner made the most of the life he got in the very first ball of the match to be unbeaten on 54 at the other end as the visitors reached 131/1 in their first innings at lunch. The duo added 121 runs between them in the morning session after the early dismissal of young opener Matt Renshaw.


Congress' problems begin and end at the top

Congress' problems begin and end at the topFew people will believe that the former External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's exit from the Congress and entrance to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be a great loss for the former and a considerable gain for the latter Like the similar floor-crossing of Rita Bahuguna-Joshi in Uttar Pradesh, who has now become a minister in Yogi Adityanath's government, Krishna's perambulations in Karnataka will be no more than a footnote in recent political history. The only recent transition from the Congress to the BJP which has been of some importance is that of Himanta Biswa Sarma in Assam -- if only because the 48-year-old MLA is seen as an influential political figure in the state unlike the two others, who are no longer at the peak of their careers.


Fourth Test: Smith, Warner guide Australia to 131/1 at lunch vs India

Fourth Test: Smith, Warner guide Australia to 131/1 at lunch vs IndiaDharamsala, March 25 (IANS) Skipper Steve Smith and David Warner (54) repaired the early damage caused by pacer Umesh Yadav to help Australia reach a comfortable 131/1 at lunch on the opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test here on Saturday.


Marketing is all about storytelling: Indo-British author Vish Dhamija

Marketing is all about storytelling: Indo-British author Vish DhamijaNew Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Marketing is all about storytelling, says London-based writer of Indian origin Vish Dhamija, who once aspired to be a doctor and then a lawyer and who today successfully combines the career of a digital marketer with that of a bestselling author, having churned out five works of crime fiction, with another on the way later this year. Once I completed my education, the usual grind of life took over -- job, career, and financial responsibilities," Dhamija told IANS in an email interview from London. "I took a career break in 2000 to complete an MBA from Manchester Business School, and I've been in the UK ever since.


Spell out MoU terms for capital infusion: AIBEA

Spell out MoU terms for capital infusion: AIBEAChennai, March 25 (IANS) The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) will decide on signing the tripartite MoU with the government and bank management after knowing its contents, a top leader said on Saturday. The government has said the SBI Caps will draw a bank wise action plan based on which a tripartite agreement between the government, bank management and employee unions will be signed committing themselves towards certain milestones. "We are not averse to sign the MoU (memorandum of understanding).


Sunny Saturday morning in Delhi

Sunny Saturday morning in DelhiNew Delhi, March 25 (IANS) It was a clear and sunny Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 17.7 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 35 degrees Celsius, weather office said. "The morning was marked with a clear sky," said an official of the India Meteorological Department.


Australia to bat first in fourth Test

Australia to bat first in fourth TestDharamsala, March 25 (IANS) Australia captain Steven Smith won the toss and decided to bat first in the fourth and final cricket Test against India at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.


Outgoing UN peacekeeping head praises Indian, South Asian troops

Outgoing UN peacekeeping head praises Indian, South Asian troopsUnited Nations, March 25 (IANS) The outgoing head of peacekeeping operations, Herve Ladsous, has praised the quality of troops from India and other South Asian nations and the sacrifices they made in the UN missions. Speaking at his farewell news conference on Friday, Ladsous said the South Asian countries "give us large numbers but also good people, people who are well trained". "Countries of the region, yes, they have been very active peacekeepers, they have paid the price, unfortunately, in terms of casualties," he said.


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