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Pakistan blind cricket captain consuming diluted soap

The captain of the Pakistan blind T20 team (the world cup is currently on in Bangalore) who is partially visually impaired, accidentally drank diluted soap, which was kept in a plastic bottle on a table where usually mineral water bottle is kept at his hotel here on Saturday, official sources said. The player, Zeeshan Abbasi, […]

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Flipper furore: Dolphin lands ashore

Thursday morning was part magical, part strenuously real for fisherfolk around Vivekanandar Illam on Marina Beach. At around 11 a.m., a dolphin washed ashore, stunning locals, who, because the sea was unusually rough, had not gone on their usual fishing expeditions. After initial efforts to release the mammal into the sea failed, five youths from […]

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Anand tames Gawain Jones in London Chess

World champion Viswanathan Anand ended the winless draught by defeating Grandmaster Gawain Jones of England in the fifth round of London Chess Classic. Under pressure to score a victory, Anand outclassed Jones and finally recorded a win after 17 Classical Chess games. Magnus Carlsen of Norway continued with his top form to beat Michael Adams […]

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Far Cry 3 review

The travel brochure that enticed Jason Brody and his friends to book their spring break-style trip to the Rook Islands probably left out the pillaging pirates, aggressive bull sharks and lunging leopards. The picturesque setting of “Far Cry 3″ (Ubisoft, for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, $59.99; PC, $49.99) turns out to be far […]

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NASA releases map of India on Diwali night

Washington: NASA, the national space agency of the US, on Thursday released a black and white satellite imagery of India this Diwali night, cautioning people against the fake image in circulation on the social media. “On November 12, 2012, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured this nighttime view of […]

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Sexual minorities take out march

Members from the Lesbian Gay Bisexuals and the Transgender (LGBT) community and their supporters, dressed in bright colours, took out their annual Karnataka Sexual Minorities Pride March 2012, from Tulsi Park to the Town Hall here on Sunday. Rohini Malur, part of the Bangalore Pride Organising Committee, said that the members shouted slogans and encouraged […]

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Metro Rail’s model coach trundles into city

Made in Brazil, the ‘mock-up’ will give CMRL an idea of what the actual train will look like The first model coach of Chennai Metro Rail that was manufactured in Brazil has arrived in the city. Soon, it will be taken to Sri City, a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) located near Tada in Andhra Pradesh, about 60 […]

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Danseuses at famed Konark dance festival enthralls audience

Konark, Dec 02: The famed Konark Dance Festival dedicated to the various Indian classical dance forms witnessed a range of dancers performing to the Indian classical dance forms of Odishi and Kuchipudi in Odisha. The five-day long festival, which was inaugurated in the state’s Konark area, left the audience spellbound with their sublime performances. Watch […]

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Napoleon’s Moscow Kremlin letter to be auctioned

A 200-year-old letter written by Napoleon Bonaparte in which he vows to blow up the Kremlin is due to be sold at auction later. The letter dates from Napoleon’s ill-fated invasion of Russia in the early 19th Century, and is written in code to his foreign minister in Paris. The first line of the letter […]

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In Mizoram, sex workers are many, protection little

Aizawl: Maruti 800 taxis are ubiquitous in Aizawl city, the capital of Mizoram. And during peak hours, the roads are jammed with taxis. As dusk approaches, government offices close early, 4 pm in winter and 5 pm in summer. Shops down their shutters at the same time and the streets are quickly deserted. Following the Mizoram […]

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