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India ready to tackle Chinese military threat: Defence expert


Washington, October 17 : An Indian defence expert has said that India is ready to tackle China’s military threat and Pakistan will continue to use nuclear threat as a deterrent, but will cause more damage with sponsoring ongoing acts of terrorism. In a key-note address on ‘India’s Security’, Virendra Gupta, Former Director General of the Institute of Defence and Security ...

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Croc ‘highly likely’ to have killed elderly Australian woman

Croc ‘highly likely’

SYDNEY : A crocodile is “highly likely” to have killed an elderly woman who wandered away from her aged-care home on Australia’s northeast coast, police said Friday. Clothing and a walking stick belonging to 79-year-old Anne Cameron were found along with human remains by a creek near the tourist town of Port Douglas on Thursday. Cameron, who was last seen on ...

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3 dead in mid-air Australia skydiving collision

3 dead in mid-air

SYDNEY :Three people died Friday in what is believed to be a mid-air skydiving collision, with one of the victims found in someone’s garden. Two men in their 30s and a woman in her 50s were found dead at Mission Beach, south of popular tourist town Cairns, mid-afternoon. “Initial investigations indicate that a solo skydiver may have collided with tandem ...

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Ranji: Vidarbha shoot out Punjab for 161 on Day 1


Mohali : Vidarbha seamers shot out hosts Punjab for a paltry 161 on Day 1 of their Ranji Trophy encounter at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. In reply, the visitors were comfortably placed at 106/1 with S Ramaswamy (52) and Wasim Jaffer (22) unbeaten at stumps. Opener Faiz Fazal (21) was the only batsman out with Abhishek Sharma accounting for ...

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Thakur, Karthik return, Rahul, Umesh and Shami left out


New Delhi : Wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik and pacer Shardul Thakur were today recalled for the three-match ODI series against New Zealand while the selectors continued to ignore Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Aswhin. Opener Shikhar Dhawan has also returned to the ODI team after missing the series against Australia due to his wife’s illness. However, he did play the T20 series ...

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