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Dhoni blasts ton as Jharkhand vanquish Chhattisgarh

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blasted a century as Jharkhand defeated Chhattisgarh by 78 runs in a Group D match of the Vijay Hazare cricket tournament here on Sunday. Riding on Dhoni’s 107-ball 129, Jharkhand posted 243/9, and then skittled out Chhattisgarh for 165 in 38.4 overs at the Eden Gardens …

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Indians disappoint at shooting World Cup

Sanjeev Rajput finished fifth in the mens 50m Rifle 3 Positions event on a disappointing day for Indians at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup here on Sunday. Rajput faltered a bit in early stages of the qualifying round before rallying brilliantly towards the end to shoot …

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IIT – Kgp team develops prototype to protect IoT devices

Scientists at the Indian Institute Of Technology – Kharagpur (IIT – Kgp) have designed ‘Physically Unclonable Functions’ (PUF) which are fingerprint generator circuits that can protect Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure from manipulation. The IoTs — for example, doctors remotely monitoring the pacemaker in a patient’s heart and modifying its …

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Record-breaking PSLV mission has a downside: Ex-ISRO chief

Buried in the flood of congratulatory messages that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) received after its recent space feat is one discordant note raising some concern. It is from none other than G. Madhavan Nair, the former chairman of the country’s premier space body. Nair, during whose term the …

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Indian equities markets open flat

Indian equities markets opened on a flat note on Monday, even as healthy buying was witnessed in oil and gas, energy, and consumer durables sectors. The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) inched up by 5.80 points or 0.06 per cent to 8,945.30 points. The barometer 30-scrip …

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Kidnapped Kerala actress, family under duress, says BJP

The family members of the Malayalam actress who was kidnapped are under tremendous pressure from some quarters, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Kerala said on Sunday. Talking to reporters here, former Kerala unit President of the BJP President V. Muraleedharan said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan knows precisely …

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Fire doused near Padmanabha Swamy temple

Sixteen fire tenders on Sunday battled for four hours flames which at one point threatened the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple here. The fire began at a post office near the shrine around 2.30 a.m. Temple guards who spotted it on CCTV alerted the fire brigade. The blaze soon spread to …

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