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Muttiah Muralitharan and Graeme Swann face-off in 50 pence spin challenge


London : Sri Lanka’s star spinner Muttiah Muralitharan and his England counterpart Graeme Swann have made a name for themselves with their unambiguous off-spin ability. The former has set numerous records in Test and One-Day International format of Cricket before retiring from every format of the sport in 2011 while Chin (Swann’s nickname) called it quits in December 2013. At ...

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Aliens will be bear-sized: scientist


London, May 19 : Aliens, if they exist, will weigh about 300 kilogrammes – roughly of the size of a bear, according to a cosmologist. The analysis by Fergus Simpson, from the University of Barcelona, also found that a habitable extraterrestrial planet would hold about 50 million aliens. Simpson’s findings are based on a model called Bayes’ theorem and a ...

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Indonesian envoy injured in Pak chopper crash dies


Singapore, May 19 : Ambassador of Indonesia to Pakistan, who was on board the Pakistani military helicopter that crashed in the PoK earlier this month, today died here after battling serious injuries, becoming the third foreign envoy to lose his life in the accident. The injured ambassador Burhan Muhammad was airlifted here from Islamabad after being seriously injured in the ...

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CBI arrests aide of Saradha group chief Sudipto Sen


‘Kolkata, May 19 : The Special Crime branch of CBI today arrested Arindam Das, a close aide of Saradha group chief Sudipto Sen, in connection with the multi-crore ponzi scam. A CBI spokesperson said that Das was allegedly helping the illegal operations of Saradha group in South 24-Parganas district in West Bengal. He was arrested this morning by CBI sleuths, ...

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Fighter aircraft crashes: pilot, co-pilot safe


Tezpur, May 19 : A Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft today crashed at Laokhowa in Nagaon district of Assam with both the pilot and co-pilot ejecting safely. The Su-30 fighter aircraft, flying from Tezpur’s Salanibari Air Force station on a routine sortie, lost connection with the radar at the airforce station at around 12.30 PM and crashed thereafter, a Defence spokesman said ...

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