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  • Anand shocked by Giri in Bilbao chess

    BILBAO: Defending champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Dutch Grandmaster Anish Giri in the fourth round of the Bilbao Masters final chess tournament here. After three draws coming under different circumstances, Anand suffered a typical case of chess blindness and his opening blunder cost him dearly against Giri who used

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  • Huge 'crack in the earth' opens up in US mountains

    A huge crack in mountains in America has appeared. The formation occurred in the foothills of Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains in the last fortnight. Images of the crack were first posted online by the SNS Outfitters and Guide Service, which called it “a really incredible sight”. It estimated that it was 750 yards long and 50

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  • This day, that year: Chetan Sharma's World Cup hat-trick

    Exactly 28 years ago, on October 31, 1987, Chetan Sharma became the first bowler in Word Cup history to take a hat-trick. The venue was Nagpur, for the 24th match of the Reliance World Cup, where India faced New Zealand. Bowling his nippy cutters and seamers, Sharma castled Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield

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  • One-child rule is gone in China, but trauma lingers for many

    BEIJING: Three years after she became a national symbol of the abuses of China’s strict family planning policy, Feng Jianmei finally had a second daughter in August. Feng had a stillborn child in 2012 after local officials in Shaanxi province induced labor seven months into her pregnancy. A supporter of Feng posted a photograph of

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  • Gargi helps Somalwar finish second in DSO State Badminton

    Suhas Nayse | TNN | Oct 31, 2015, 10.05 AM IST NAGPUR: Promising city shuttler Gargi Joshi helped Somalwar Ramdaspeth School finish runners-up in the DSO State-level Inter-School Badminton tournament which concluded recently at Washim. Somalwar girls defeated Latur 2-1 in the semifinal. However in the title clash against Nashik, the city girls had to

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  • Lakhanee ousts Pakistan shuttler to enter Bahrain quarterfinal

    NAGPUR: Sarang Lakhanee overcame a mid-match slump to storm into the men’s singles quarterfinal of the Victor-Rayan Sports Bahrain International Series Badminton tournament at Isa Town, Bahrain, on Friday. Sarang ousted Murad Ali of Pakistan 21-16, 11-21, 21-10 in the third round to secure his place in the last eight. The city shuttler began confidently

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  • My name is Khan, and I feel safe in India: Amir Khan

    Amir Khan, a Britisher of Pakistani origin, is on his first trip to India. Normally, such a description would seem unnecessary, Olympic silver medallist (at 17!) should be more fitting. Amir himself would frown inwardly to it, though those big, earnest eyes do well not to betray it. But these are strange times. India will

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  • 27 dead, over 150 injured in fire at nightclub in Romania

    A fire and explosion in a Bucharest nightclub killed 27 people and injured 155 during a rock concert that featured fireworks late on Friday, Romanian government officials and witnesses said. In one of the capital’s worst disasters in decades, about 400 people, mostly young adults, stampeded for the exit as the club filled with smoke.

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  • Delhi bats crawl on rain-interrupted day

    Sam Chakraborty | TNN | Oct 31, 2015, 08.28 AM IST BHUBANESWAR: Delhi’s pre-match ritual of offering prayers to the Sun God might not have worked as intermittent showers and bad light played spoilsport on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy encounter against Odisha here at KIITS Stadium on Friday. Rain and poor light

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