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‘Underdog’ Australia will give tough fight Smith

Pune, Feb 22 Despite admitting that his team will start the upcoming four-Test series against India as underdogs, Australia captain Steven Smith asserted on Wednesday that the visitors are confident of giving a tough fight to the hosts.

Andhra doctor rescued in Libya after 18 months

HyderabadNew Delhi, Feb 22 A doctor from Eluru in Andhra Pradesh who had been kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Libya in 2015 has been rescued and is being brought back to India, the government said. The doctor's family in India is overjoyed at news of his rescue.

Lahore HC seeks government response on Hafiz Saeed detention

Lahore, Feb 22 A division bench of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Punjab Home Department on a petition challenging the detention of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed.

Former BJP MLA booked for rape

Gurugram, Feb 22 Former Delhi BJP MLA Vijay Jolly has been booked for rape after a woman alleged that he drugged and assauled her, police said on Wednesday.

Mamata pulls up private hospitals for ‘unethical money-making’

Kolkata, Feb 22 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday pulled up city-based private hospitals for unethical money-making practices and announced the formation of a regulatory commission to monitor their activities.

Sonia takes on Modi

New Delhi, Feb 22 Ahead of the fourth phase of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of depriving people of their welfare schemes.

HP launches ‘OMEN’ gaming portfolio in India

New Delhi, Feb 22 Emphasising on building a gaming ecosystem in India, printing and personal computer major HP Inc. on Wednesday launched its OMEN gaming portfolio in the country, featuring an array of products that combines latest in PC innovation to deliver the best experience for gamers.

Nadella unveils ‘Project Sangam’, ‘Made for India’ Skype Lite app

Mumbai, Feb 22 In a big push for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Skill India initiative, Microsoft's Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella on Wednesday launched Project Sangam to help the government not only train but also help people get jobs via professional networking website LinkedIn that was acquired by the company last year.

BJP running Centre in nexus with RSS, VHP, corporates Manik Sarkar

Agartala, Feb 22 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is running the central government in nexus with the RSS, VHP and corporate bodies, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here on Wednesday.

Gutsy woman dentist drives into male bastion

Ropar (Punjab), Feb 22 With each passing day, women in India are breaking into new fields hitherto seen as exclusive male preserves. And adventure sports is another such male forte.

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