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Anand suffers shock defeat against Kramnik
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Anand suffers shock defeat against Kramnik

IMAGE: Viswanathan Anand looks pensive. Photograph: Courtesy, Lennart Ootes/Grand Chess Tour/Facebook Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand's quest for a record sixth title suffered a setback as he slumped to a shock defeat against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the seventh round of the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament, in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands, on Sunday.   Having done quite well so far, Anand went for unwarranted complications against Kramnik who was at his best to match his ... Rediff.com, 8 minutes ago
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Aus Open PHOTOS: Wozniacki romps into quarters; Navarro rallies

IMAGE: Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki celebrates beating Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia at the Australian Open on Sunday. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters Second seed Caroline Wozniacki needed only a shade over an hour to book a quarter-final spot at the Australian Open as she thrashed Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-0 on Sunday.   The Dane dropped a mere six points in the second set as she overwhelmed her 19th-seeded opponent to reach the last eight at Melbourne for the first time ...
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Prez order disqualifying MLAs 'dangerous for democracy': AAP

Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party today described President Ram Nath Kovind's order disqualifying 20 of its MLAs for holding offices of profit as "unconstitutional" and "dangerous for democracy". The president today accepted the Election Commission's recommendation to disqualify the 20 AAP MLAs. Madanlal, one of the 20 disqualified MLAs, said that all hopes hinge upon the judiciary and the party is expecting some relief tomorrow. Reacting to the development, senior AAP leader Ashutosh said, ...
 Rediff.com12 minutes ago Setback for Kejriwal; Prez okays disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs  Rediff.com1 hour ago Big jolt for AAP; Prez approves disqualification of 20 MLAs  Rediff.com1 hour ago Not afraid of elections, says AAP on MLAs disqualification row  Rediff.com21 hours ago

Intel agencies warn of infiltration bids in J&K ahead of R-Day

Security along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir was beefed up following an alert by intelligence agencies about possible infiltration attempts by Pakistan backed militants ahead of the Republic Day, police said today. A group of three to four terrorists were seen camping across the border at a village in Pakistan, near a border out post, intelligence agencies are learnt to have warned the police and security forces. The agencies claimed that Pakistan's ISI was trying to infiltrate ...
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US govt shutdown: Embassy's consular services to continue

The consular services of the United States embassy in New Delhi will continue during the lapse in Congressional appropriations, the mission's spokesperson said today. The spokesperson's statement came in the backdrop of the US government officially shutting down yesterday for the first time in five years after the Senate rejected a short-term spending bill to keep the federal government running. "If you have a scheduled visa interview or American Citizen Services appointment, please arrive at ...
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Rahul will lead Congress to victory in 2019: Ahmed Patel

The Gujarat poll outcome has instilled the belief in Congress workers that the Bharatiya Janata Party can be defeated, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel said today and exuded confidence that the party would emerge victorious in the 2019 general elections under Rahul Gandhi's leadership. Patel, who had won the Rajya Sabha election from Gujarat last year in a close contest, also said the poll verdict in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state was a "moral victory" for the Congress as the BJP, ...
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India has shown it won't hesitate to cross border: Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said India has shown it can attack its enemies not only on its soil, but also in a foreign territory, if need be. Singh's remarks came almost a week after the Indian Army carried out a "retaliatory action" against Pakistani troops, killing seven of their soldiers and injuring four others along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.     "A few months ago, Pakistan, in an act of cowardice, attacked and martyred 17 of our jawans.
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We didn't gain anything playing Sri Lanka, says Harbhajan

‘I believe the last Sri Lanka series at home served little purpose’ ‘My advice to the team would be to remain positive. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain’ IMAGE:  Team India celebrate after winning the T20 series 3-0. Photograph: BCCI Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is of the opinion that India's home series against Sri Lanka served little purpose ahead of the gruelling tour of South Africa.   India have already lost the series and are ...
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Border residents abandoned their homes to escape from Pak shelling

The bustling settlement of Arnia and a chain of border hamlets along the Indo-Pak border now wear an empty look, with over 40,000 villagers abandoning their homes to escape heavy shelling by Pakistani forces. IMAGE: Jammu and Kashmir police personnel help villagers move to safer places after heavy shelling by Pakistani forces on the border, near R S Pura Sector, about 35 km from Jammu. Photographs: PTI  Photo  Arnia town, with a population of 18,000, resembles a ghost town with only ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago 'Living in the shadow of death': Residents of border hamlets fear for lives  Rediff.com1 day ago
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Aus Open PIX: Nadal battles to meet Cilic into quarters

IMAGE: Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a shot in his fourth round match against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Top seed Rafael Nadal was rattled by a feisty challenge from Diego Schwartzman but held firm to fend off the diminutive Argentine 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday.   In an often breathtaking clash boasting some sumptuous shot-making, the Spaniard was stunned by the hard-hitting Schwartzman ...
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