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Indian soldier 'inadvertently' crosses LoC: Army

One Indian soldier from 37 Rashtriya Rifles has inadvertently crossed over to other side of the Line of Control. Pakistan has been informed about it by the Director General of Military Operations on hotline, the Indian army sources said.They said that such inadvertent crossing by army personnel and civilians is not unusual on either side. They are returned through existing mechanisms.About the reports of killing of eight Indian army personnel in a section of Pakistani media they said it is ..., 14 minutes ago
India beat Pak in Hockey Asia Cup, 6 hours ago

Hoboken train crash: 3 dead, 100 injured in New Jersey train crash

A packed commuter train ploughed into a station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour on Thursday, with three people reported killed and more than 100 injured, many of them in critical condition. IMAGE: NJ Police officers and NJ firefighters arrive to the train terminal after a New Jersey Transit train crashed into the platform at Hoboken Terminal during morning rush hour. Photograph: Pancho Bernasconi/Getty Images The train failed to stop as it pulled into Hoboken station at speed, ...
 Rediff.com23 minutes ago Major train accident in New York's Hoboken station, multiple injures reported  Rediff.com3 hours ago

Laxman reveals his thoughts on pink ball and DRS

IMAGE:  Former cricketer V V S Laxman addresses the 8th Dilip Sardesai Memorial lecture in Mumbai on Thursday. Photograph: PTI. Pink ball will not be used in Test cricket this home season, said the Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur . When former cricketer VVS Laxman was asked about his views about cricket under lights with pink ball, he said, "It's a work in progress, especially in India where dew is a big factor. Also the ball they used in the Duleep Trophy ...
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Chennaiyin FC's Materazzi confident of winning ISL again

IMAGE: Chennaiyin FC coach Marco Materazzi, centre, with his players. Photograph: Chennaiyin FC/Facebook. Chennaiyin FC coach Marco Materazzi expressed confidence of his team winning the Indian Super League title for the second straight year, saying that his players were raring to go after their strenuous training in the country and pre-season stint in Italy. "We are fully geared up to defending the title," the Italian World Cup winner said. "I do not have any worries as we have addressed all ...
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AFC U-16 C'ship: Iraq beat Japan, enter final

IMAGE:  Iraq and Japan players in action during the AFC U-16 Championship in Goa on Thursday. Photograph: AIFF Media. Mohammed Dawood scored a hat-trick as Iraq broke Japan's unbeaten run with a 4-2 win to secure a place in the finals of the AFC U-16 Championship, in Bambolim, Goa, on Thursday. Dawood gave Iraq the lead in the 18th minute before Hiroto Yamad scored twice in the 29th minute and 42nd minute to give Japan an upper hand at half time. Trailing 1-2 in the second half, Iran ...
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Pakistan summons Indian High Commissioner after surgical strikes

Pakistan today summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale over "unprovoked firing" by India in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry "condemned the unprovoked firing by" Indian forces on the Line of Control in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed, Pakistan Foreign Office said in a statement."These incidents are a continuation of a pattern of ceasefire violations committed by India. He (Chaudhry) conveyed that the Armed Forces of Pakistan ...
 Rediff.com56 minutes ago IMPPA passes resolution banning Pakistani actors in India  Rediff.com2 hours ago Will military action teach Pakistan a lesson?  Rediff.com7 hours ago How to bring about regime change in Pakistan  Rediff.com7 hours ago

Bangla cafe attack mastermind's aide arrested

A member of a banned Islamist militant outfit who is a close aide of Bangladesh cafe attack mastermind Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury has been arrested by a counter-terrorism unit here. Salauddin Kamran, 30, a member of the Neo-Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh, was arrested yesterday and during investigation, he told police that he was close to Abu Hakim, a militant killed in the Kallyanpur raid on July 25, Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Masudur Rahman said. Kamran said he came to ...
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Here's why Laxman rates Ashwin as one of the best!

‘He (Ashwin) has won a lot of matches (for India), some of them single-handedly’ IMAGE: Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates after taking a wicket. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters. VVS Laxman, the wristy genius, delivered the Dilip Sardesai memorial lecture, in Mumbai, on Thursday. He praised off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who became the fastest Indian to scalp 200 Test wickets and the second-fastest in the world when he achieved the feat in the first Test against New Zealand in ...
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After the surgical strikes, what can we expect?

'I feel that any terror strike at this juncture is not on the cards.''The reaction would most likely be military in nature and possibly using their special forces or attack helicopters,' says Group Captain Murli Menon (retd), who spent four years at our embassy in Islamabad. Today is a red letter day in India's strategic landscape. Criticised over the years -- and even recently -- for lacking the national will to use its military capability in anger, the near perfect special operations effort ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago In all party-meet, political leaders unanimously support army's surgical strike  Rediff.com3 hours ago Let's not pat our back, be prepared for retaliation: Congress  Rediff.com4 hours ago No territorial violation committed as PoK is India's: Rajyavardhan Rathore  Rediff.com4 hours ago

3 reasons why Laxman feels Kohli is a complete batsman

Former cricketer VVS Laxman heaped praise on current Test skipper Virat Kohli, saying the Delhi batsman possessed strong basics and is a complete batsman in all formats of the game. IMAGE: Virat Kohli during a practice session. Photograph: PTI. 1. "The reason I mentioned a lot of Virat (Kohli) is because he knows his strengths and backs them. He is a conventional cricketer and has got strong basis," said the retired batsman after delivering the Dilip Sardesai memorial lecture, in Mumbai, on ...
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