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Australia win back Ashes with crushing victory in third Test

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Perth, December 18 : Australia won back the Ashes after bowling England out cheaply despite rain delays and a pitch controversy to secure an innings win on the final day of the third Test in Perth, here on Monday. Having confirmed his status as the world’s best batsman with a match-winning double century, Steve Smith added victorious Ashes captain to ...

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BJP victory because of EVMs, says Congress’s Sanjay Nirupam

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New Delhi, December 18 : Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam on Monday said the BJP’s victory in Gujarat was not because of the people in the state but because of EVMs. He termed electronic voting machines a “big threat to Indian democracy”. “When the entire Gujarat was against the BJP and empty chairs could be seen during the Prime Minister’s ...

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BJP victory because of EVMs, says Congress’s Sanjay Nirupam

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New Delhi, December 18 : Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam on Monday said the BJP’s victory in Gujarat was not because of the people in the state but because of EVMs. He termed electronic voting machines a “big threat to Indian democracy”. “When the entire Gujarat was against the BJP and empty chairs could be seen during the Prime Minister’s ...

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Myanmar wields colonial-era law against Reuters journalists

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December 18 : Myanmar has accused Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, of breaching the country’s Official Secrets Act, a little-used hangover from colonial rule. Sam Zarifi, secretary-general of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), said the law can ensnare working journalists “at any time”. The two reporters were arrested on Tuesday evening after they were ...

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Sacrilege incidents: Panel to submit part of report by month-end

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Nabha, December 18 : The Justice Ranjit Singh Commission investigating the incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and other religious books would be submitting part of its report to the state government by December-end. The part of the investigation report to be submitted by the commission would constitute the inquiry conducted by the commission on sacrilege incidents in Behbal ...

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