Australia breaks record, beats Sri Lanka in 1st T20

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PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Australia broke the world scoring record in Twenty20 internationals on Tuesday as an unbeaten century by opener Glenn Maxwell helped the tourists to 263-3 and an 85-run victory in the first match against Sri Lanka. Asked to bat first, Maxwell smashed nine sixes and 14 boundaries for his 145 not out in 65 balls to ...

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Top candidate for US defense secretary bows out

A top contender to replace defense secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon is taking herself out of consideration for the job. AP | Nov 26, 2014, 04.20 AM IST WASHINGTON: A top contender to replace defense secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon is taking herself out of consideration for the job. People familiar with the process say Michelle Flournoy has ...

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Why India May Miss The Demographic Dividend

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In four years, India will have the world’s largest population of working people, about 87 crore in all. When nations reach a high ratio of such people they are expected to earn something called a demographic dividend. This simply means that because most citizens are working, economic growth goes up. The expectation and anticipation is that India is approaching such ...

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Romanian ex-PM Ponta under investigation in new probe

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BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors said on Tuesday they were investigating former leftist Prime Minister Victor Ponta on suspicion of abuse of power and complicity in tax evasion. Ponta is already on trial in a separate case on charges of forgery, money-laundering and being an accessory to tax evasion, which he has denied. He resigned late last year after ...

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Vasan unveils party flag sporting images of Kamaraj, Moopanar

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CHENNAI: Former Union minister G K Vasan, who quit the Congress recently, unveiled a tri-colour flag for his yet-to-be named party on Wednesday. The flag sports the images of Congress icons K Kamaraj and G K Moopanar. “It is a significant milestone. We are confident that this flag will fly very high in Tamil Nadu,” Vasan said, evoking loud applause ...

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'Have You Students Come Here In Boats?'

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The National Capital Region (NCR) on August 31 woke up to heavy rainfall which practically halted the city leaving several areas heavily waterlogged. With a large chunk of employees battling with traffic snarls, many offices in Gurugram allowed ‘work from home’ and many turned up at work late. Even visiting US Secretary of States John Kerry cracked a joke while ...

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Lilavati hospital's former trustee arrested in foreign exchange violation case

Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday arrested a former trustee of Lilavati hospital in connection with a foreign exchange violation case. PTI | Nov 26, 2014, 02.34 PM IST MUMBAI: Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday arrested a former trustee of Lilavati hospital in connection with a foreign exchange violation case. “We have arrested Kishore Mehta in connection with foreign transaction of $20 million ...

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'Empathy, Not Just Tolerance'

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I am a musician; practitioner of Karnatik music – one of India’s two celebrated classical systems. From when I can remember I have been part of the world of this music. Learning the art as many Brahmins do from my childhood years. I was a full time musician by 22 focused on only success as an end. A set of ...

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North Korea missile launches 'extremely concerning': France

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Ballistic missile tests carried out by North Korea on Monday are “extremely concerning” and France favors a quick and firm reaction by the U.N. Security Council, France’s U.N. ambassador said on Tuesday. North Korea fired three ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Monday, the South Korean and U.S. militaries said, as the ...

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