Quality that Virat Kohli has as batter and leader is required in our team, says Rohit Sharma

The new white-ball skipper feels that a captain’s job is 20% on the field and 80% off the field A batter of Virat Kohli’s calibre and the qualities that he brings along with his leadership skills are very much required in the team, said India’s new white ball captain Rohit Sharma. Rohit, who was already […]

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Coast Guard Commander meets Governor, Karnataka CM

Coast Guard-Region (West) Commander Inspector General S. Paramesh called on Governor Thaawar Chand Gahlot and Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in Bengaluru on December 9. He appraised them about the steps taken to strengthen coastal security in Karnataka and also about other facets of the work of the Coast Guard. He briefed them about the […]

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The battle for the Trinicomalee oil tank farm

What is the strategic importance of the Trinicomalee oil farms? Why does it need to be modernised? The story so far: When Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa visited New Delhi last week, India’s possible economic assistance dominated talks with his counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman, and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar. Following his visit, the Sri […]

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Ashes Test | Head, Warner help Australia to 196-run lead at stumps on day two

David Warner set up the Australian innings with 94 runs, while Travis Head extended the lead with an unbeaten century David Warner set up the innings with a chance-filled 94 and Travis Head took over with an unbeaten century after a mini-collapse in the middle order to guide Australia to 343-7 at stumps on Day […]

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Binding commitments unlikely to feature in Joe Biden’s democracy summit

Biden administration officials suggested that initiatives around corruption, election integrity and support for new and existing multilateral initiatives will emerge from the talks. Over 100 countries, civil society actors, Members of Parliaments and the private sector have been invited to U.S. President Joe Biden’s Summit for Democracy on December 9 and December 10. However, it […]

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Imran Khan to skip Biden’s democracy summit, PM Modi to speak about democratic commitments

Several South Asian countries not invited to the two-day summit; U.S. official admits numbers were restricted ‘arbitrarily’ Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will not take part in U.S. President Joseph Biden’s two-day ‘Summit for Democracy’ that begins on Thursday, the Pakistan Foreign Ministry announced on Friday, making India one of the only three South Asian […]

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Pat Cummins’ post on COVID-19 relief efforts most retweeted tweet in India in 2021

Virat Kohli’s tweet announcing the birth of his daughter was the most-liked on the microblogging platform in India this year Australian cricketer Pat Cummins’ tweet about his donation to COVID-19 relief efforts in India was the most “Retweeted Tweet of the year”, while Virat Kohli’s tweet announcing the birth of his daughter was the most […]

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Biden convenes more than 100 nations for world ‘democracy’ summit

The event, held by video link because of the coronavirus pandemic, is billed by the White House as U.S. leadership in an existential struggle between democracies and powerful autocracies or dictatorships President Joe Biden, who took office amid the biggest U.S. political crisis in decades, hosts representatives of more than 100 countries for a democracy […]

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Coronavirus live | Nine Anna University students test positive for COVID-19

The World Health Organization says early evidence suggests the omicron variant may be spreading faster than the highly transmissible delta variant but brings with it less severe coronavirus disease -– though it’s too early to make firm conclusions. Read | Omicron blunts immune response more, say reports Editorial | A measured response: On the Omicron […]

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White House to fund tech to evade censorship and increase privacy

The Open Technology Fund will offer grants to international applicants for technology that enables content-sharing and communication without an Internet or cellular connection, with the goal of bypassing an internet shutdown. The White House will launch an initiative on Wednesday to award grants to innovators working on technology to bolster democracy by developing tools that […]

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Canada joins U.S. and allies in Beijing Olympics boycott

“We are extremely concerned by the repeated human rights violations by the Chinese government,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada will join the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics over human rights concerns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on December 8. The announcement came after […]

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Chittoor water bodies need ₹170 crore for repairs

The rain-shadow Chittoor district witnessed an unprecedented rainfall in November, resulting in five minor and two medium irrigation projects brimming with water while 70% of the notified village tanks have received full inflows. The Araniyar project is the most important medium irrigation project in the eastern mandals of Chittoor. Its present water level is at […]

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France releases Khashoggi murder case suspect, admits identity mistaken

The man, bearing a passport in the name of Khalid al-Otaibi, was arrested by French border police at Paris’s main airport on Tuesday French authorities said Wednesday they had released a man arrested on suspicion of playing a role in the 2018 Istanbul murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after realising he was not the […]

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Seven U.N. peacekeepers killed, 3 critically hurt in central Mali

U.N. peacekeeping department said the seven deaths were the highest number from a malicious act against peacekeepers in Mali this year Seven U.N. peacekeepers were killed and three critically injured when their vehicle was blasted by an improvised explosive device in central Mali on December 8, bringing the death toll of U.N. soldiers in the […]

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