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IIT Entrance Exams to go completely online from next year

IIT Entrance Exams. The Joint Admission Board (JAB) has decided that Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) entrance examination will go completely online from 2018. In the online mode, students will take up the examination at designated centers where they need to answer the questions on a computer instead of using pen and paper. In a

Environment-Friendly Idea Of Indian Railway’s Saves four Lakh Trees

The Indian Railways has replaced bulky, multi-lingual question booklets with online tests for its recruitment process, resulting in a green initiative that has helped saved four lakh trees and 319 crore paper sheets.The three-phase online examination covering preliminary, written and aptitude and typing skill test is a first of its kind for the state-run transporter.Aiming

India wins toss, to bat in second Test

Visakhapatnam: Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test match against England at the ACA-VDCA cricket stadium here on Thursday. Batsman K.L. Rahul was named in the Indian team. He is expected to bat as an opener. England brought back veteran pacer James Anderson after he missed the

Indian team reaches Rajkot for first Test

Rajkot: Indian cricket team, led by skipper Virat Kohli, arrived here this morning for the first game of the five-match Test series against England, starting at Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) stadium at Khandheri from November 9. Gautam Gambhir, Ishant Sharma, Jayant Yadav and Amit Mishra arrived here around 8.25 am along with Kohli and other

South Africa peg back Australia despite Steyn injury

Perth: South Africa overcame the loss of star paceman Dale Steyn to produce a stunning comeback on the second day of the opening Test against Australia in Perth today. In reply to South Africa’s 242, Australia were cruising at 158 for none, but then lost all 10 wickets for just 86 runs to lead by

Keepeer Saha lauds dressing room atmosphere in Test team

Kolkata: The dressing room in the current Indian Test cricket team is a happy place to be in, India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha said here on Wednesday. “The dressing room atmosphere with the Indian team is better than what it is here with Bengal and in form of club cricket you can say,” Saha, who played

Brathwaite, Holder lift West Indies in third Test

Sharjah: Kraigg Brathwaite became the fifth West Indian batsman to carry his bat with an unbeaten hundred before Jason Holder took 3-10 to leave Pakistan under pressure in the third Test here today. Brathwaite held West Indies’s first innings of 337 with a resolute 142 not out before Holder jolted Pakistan with three wickets in

Team India, Ashwin head ICC Test rankings

Dubai: The Indian cricket team and its premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin held on to their numero uno status in the latest ICC Test rankings for teams and bowlers. India led the team’s table with 115 points ahead of arch rivals Pakistan (111) and Australia (108). England were at fourth place followed by South Africa, Sri

India-Australia Test series to start on Feb 23 in Pune

New Delhi:  Pune, Ranchi and Dharamsala will be hosting Test matches for the first time as the BCCI today announced venues for India’s four-match series against Australia beginning February 23. The teams will open their campaign in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with the first Test in Pune from February 23 to 27. The series will then

10 per cent food samples in Chandigarh fail quality test

Chandigarh: One in every 10-food items consumed by the city residents is adulterated, the fact has been highlighted by the data given by the UT’s Food Safety and Standards Authority. Talking to Daily post Correspondent, UT’s Department of Food Safety and Standards Authority designated officer Sukhwinder Singh said, “In the past one and half years

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur thinks consistency key to Test progress

Chittagong (Bangladesh): Still a long way from being a force to reckon with in Test cricket, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim feels consistency is the key for them to make progress in the toughest format. Bangladesh will play their first Test in more than 14 and a half months – their longest break from the five-day

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CBI registers a case in connection with dope test of Narsingh Yadav

New Delhi: CBI registers a case in connection with dope test of Narsingh Yadav on Tuesday. However, Hryana Government referred the dope case of wrestler Narsingh yadav registered in Sonipat to Central Bearueau of Investigation (CBI) for further investigation. The case had no doubt Yadav’s participation in 74 kg free style Wrestling event at the

33 test positive for dengue in Jammu

Jammu: 33 people across Jammu region havetested positive for dengue in the last few days, a health official said today. “Out of 331 persons who were examined for the disease, 33 tested positive,” Jammu Health Services Director, Dr Gurjeet Singh told PTI. While 16 patients have tested positive for the vector-borne disease in Jammu district, 11

Pakistan get day-night Test warm-up in Australia

Brisbane: Pakistan will warm up for their first day-night Test against Australia with a match under lights in the tropical city of Cairns, Cricket Australia said Friday. The world number one Test team will play a Cricket Australia XI in Queensland’s far north from December 8-10. The match will feature a pink ball and provide

India were 110-6 at tea on day 3 of second Test

Kolkata: India were 110-6 in their second innings at tea on the third day of the second cricket Test against New Zealand at the Edens Garden here today. Rohit Sharma (20) and Wriddhiman Saha (4) were at the crease at the break with India leading by 222 runs with four wickets remaining. Earlier, starting the

Kumble, Ganguly, Sehwag pick their memorable Test matches

Kolkata: India coach and former captain Anil Kumble on Friday rated India’s win against England in the 2002 Headingley Test as the moment which changed the mindset of Indian cricketers. “The Headingley Test was the defining moment for me and Indian cricket. Since 1990 when I started playing and till I made my debut we

India were 57-3 at lunch on day 1 of 2nd Test

Kolkata: India were 57-3 at lunch on the opening day of the second cricket Test against New Zealand at the Eden Gardens here today. At the break, Cheteshwar Pujara (31) and Ajinkya Rahane (2) were at the crease. Scoreboard at 57-3 lunch on theopening day of the second Test against New Zealand at the Eden

Upbeat India look to win historic Test, regain No 1 slot

Kolkata : India will not only look to wrap up the three-Test series against New Zealand but also keep an eye on regaining the No.1 spot in the ICC Test Championships rankings when the two sides renew their acquaintance at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. India were the No.1 Test team for a short

India outplay New Zealand in its 500th test match

Kanpur: India outplay New Zealand in its 500th test in Kanpur on Monday. New Zealand 2nd Innings236-9 (83.4) Tom Latham             lbw b Ashwin 2(15) Martin Guptill           c Vijay b Ashwin 0(5) Kane Williamson (c)  lbw b Ashwin 25(59) Ross Taylor      run out (Umesh) 17(36) Luke Ronchi (wk)  c Ashwin b R

Scoreboard at lunch on fourth day of 1st Test; IND vs NZ

Kanpur: Scoreboard at lunch on the fourth day of the first Test between India and New Zealand here today: India 1st innings 318 New Zealand 1st innings 262 India 2nd innings (overnight 159/1) K L Rahul c Taylor b Sodhi 38 M Vijay lbw b Santner 76 Cheteshwar Pujara c Taylor b Sodhi 78 Virat