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Dhoni wins toss, invites Zimbabwe to bat in 1st T20

Harare: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl against hosts Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 cricket International, here today. India have handed T20 debuts to Rishi Dhawan, Mandeep Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, KL Rahul and Yuzvendra Chahal. Teams: India: MS Dhoni (C), KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar

City shuttler wins Australia Badminton tourney

Ludhiana: City-based shuttler Lakhwinder Singh (36) again made country proud by winning gold medal at Crown WCBF Australia Badminton Championship 2016 under 30 plus doubles by defeating the Malaysian doubles here on Monday at Sydney. Singh made a victory mark along with his partner Dato Jack Koh and beaten the Malyasian doubles in the finals

India wins toss, to field against Zimbabwe

Harare: Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to field in the first One-Day International (ODI) against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club here on Saturday. The new-look Indian side has three players — Lokesh Rahul, Karun Nair and Yuzvendra Chahal — making their international debut. Zimbabwe is led by new

Sudarsan Pattnaik wins gold in People’s Choice Prize

Bhubaneswar: Internationally renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won gold medal in people’s choice prize at world championship festival of sand sculpting Russe, 2016, Bulgaria for his sand sculpture “Drugs Kill Sports”. Sudarsan, who won the medal on Friday, has got highest vote from visitors, said a statement on Saturday. “I am very happy that

Indian-American scientist wins Springer Theses Award

Singapore: An Indian-American scientist has received the prestigious Springer Theses Award in recognition for his outstanding research in which he developed transgenic mice to study a critical tumor-suppressor called A20. Arnab De’s thesis was nominated by New York’s Columbia University. Before this, De, who has also developed peptide-based prodrugs as therapeutics for diabetes, had received

Indian-American teen wins Intel Young Scientist Award

Washington: A 15-year-old Indian-American boy has won the prestigious ‘Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award’ for developing a low-cost electronically-aided knee brace that allows a person with a weakened leg to walk more naturally. Syamantak Payra, a Texas resident, won the USD 50,000 award along with 17-year-old Kathy Liu. The award was given by Intel Corporation and

Civic by-polls: BJP wins two wards; Congress, AAP leads in four

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won two wards and the Congress and the AAP are leading in four wards each as counting of votes cast in bypolls to 13 wards in three civic bodies got under way here on Tuesday. B. M. Bhandari of the BJP won from Shalimar Bagh by 1,451

‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ wins Hero award in UK

London: Mugly, who was crowned as the World’s Ugliest Dog in 2012, has won the Hero award here for serving as a therapy dog and helping adults and children with disabilities. Mugly, a 12-year-old Chinese Crested dog, has been working as voluntary therapy pet for the past six years, participating in reading programmes for children

Facebook wins trademark case in China

Beijing: In a signal that China may soften its stand against social networking giant Facebook, the Beijing High Court has ruled in favour of the Cupertino-based company, saying that a Chinese company should not have been allowed to register the “face book” trademark back in 2014. The Zhongshan Pearl River Drinks Factory in southern Guangdong