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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli should behave better as a captain, rages Geoff Lawson

Former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson has slammed Virat Kohli, saying he must behave better as captain of the Indian cricket team. The post India vs Australia: Virat Kohli should behave better as a captain, rages Geoff Lawson appeared first on Firstpost.

Dhanush, Shah Rukh Khan and the curious case of our fascination with the 'lost child'

The couple from Melur, Tamil Nadu who insist Dhanush is their lost son is not an isolated case. In 1996 a similar case was filed against Shah Rukh Khan. The post Dhanush, Shah Rukh Khan and the curious case of our fascination with the 'lost child' appeared first on Firstpost.

Hullabaloo over India's no-first-use nuclear policy is a case of making a mountain of a molehill

There has again been speculation recently about India's nuclear doctrine and the value of its no first-use-posture The post Hullabaloo over India's no-first-use nuclear policy is a case of making a mountain of a molehill appeared first on Firstpost.

India vs Australia: Does Virat Kohli know how to spell sorry, Cricket Australia chief wonders

James Sutherland was responding to a radio jockey's question on whether Kohli should apologise to Steve Smith for questioning his integrity in the Bengaluru Test. The post India vs Australia: Does Virat Kohli know how to spell sorry, Cricket Australia chief wonders appeared first on Firstpost.

India vs Australia: Teams firing even without Virat Kohli, Steve Smith negates 'head of snake' chatter

Both India and Australia have proven in the ongoing Test series that it is time for the ‘head of the snake’ chatter and narrative to be shelved. The post India vs Australia: Teams firing even without Virat Kohli, Steve Smith negates 'head of snake' chatter appeared first on Firstpost.

AIADMK party symbol dispute: EC freezes the 'two leaves', says neither faction can use party name

The Election Commission in an interim order late Wednesday night froze the 'two leaves' poll symbol of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK and also decided that neither of the two factions will use the party's name. The post AIADMK party symbol dispute: EC freezes the 'two leaves', says neither faction can ...

Meet Tassaduq Hussain Mufti: The reluctant PDP politician in the fray for the Anantnag Parliament seat

This is Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, son of late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, kickstarting his political campaign for the Anantnag Parliament constituency that has been at the forefront of last year's agitation The post Meet Tassaduq Hussain Mufti: The reluctant PDP politician in the fray for the Anantnag ...

Kapil Sharma allegedly hurled a shoe at Sunil Grover, slapped him repeatedly

An eyewitness, Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover's co-passenger narrates what transpired between the two comedians on the flight. The post Kapil Sharma allegedly hurled a shoe at Sunil Grover, slapped him repeatedly appeared first on Firstpost.

Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid row: Why Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath are unlikely to dive into the temple fracas

Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath are unlikely to do anything rash on the Ayodhya dispute as they wouldn't want to risk losing BJP's support base. The post Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid row: Why Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath are unlikely to dive into the temple fracas appeared first on Firstpost.

Terror attacks, ceasefire violations declined in Kashmir after surgical strikes, claims govt

Terror attacks and ceasefire violations have relatively declined in Jammu and Kashmir after army carried out surgical strikes across Line of Control in September last year, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. The post Terror attacks, ceasefire violations declined in Kashmir after surgical strikes, ...

Only Aadhaar may be required for identification in future, says Arun Jaitley

Explaining the rationale behind making Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns, Jaitley said the move is aimed at curbing tax evasion. The post Only Aadhaar may be required for identification in future, says Arun Jaitley appeared first on Firstpost.

Oil bounces off November lows, but bloated U.S. stockpiles pressure market | Reuters

By Henning Gloystein | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Oil prices on Thursday recovered from losses chalked up the session before, but the market remains under pressure as bloated U.S. crude inventories and rising output dampen OPEC-led efforts to curb global production.Prices for front-month Brent crude ...

Lawmaker says U.S. foreign surveillance 'unmasked' Trump associates | Reuters

By Patricia Zengerle and Dustin Volz | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee set off a political firestorm on Wednesday when he said the communications of members of Donald Trump's transition team were caught up in incidental ...

Trump sends holiday greetings to Iranians, does not mention travel ban | Reuters

By Jeff Mason | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump, who has sought to ban travellers from Iran and other Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, issued a holiday greeting on Wednesday to Iranians celebrating the New Year holiday known as Nowruz.Trump, who has also ...

Five South Koreans injured in UK parliament attack - ministry | Reuters

SEOUL Five South Koreans were injured near the British parliament on Wednesday in what UK police called a "marauding terrorist attack," South Korea's foreign ministry said in Seoul.The five were injured in the chaos that ensued when the attacker ploughed into pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge, ...

Five dead, around 40 injured in UK parliament 'terrorist' attack | Reuters

By Toby Melville and William James | LONDON LONDON Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain's parliament.The dead, in what police called a "marauding ...

Immigrant whose daughter appealed to pope requests asylum in U.S. | Reuters

By Olga Grigoryants | LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES A Mexican immigrant whose daughter appealed to Pope Francis three years ago to stop his deportation from the United States requested asylum at a federal court hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday.Mario Vargas-Lopez's attorney argued the 45-year-old could ...

Japanese principal to testify in parliament as school scandal swirls | Reuters

By Linda Sieg | TOKYO TOKYO The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a swirling political scandal gives sworn testimony in parliament on Thursday, the latest twist in a crisis that is chipping away at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's popularity. Abe has said neither he nor his wife, ...

Witness - At the scene of the London attack | Reuters

LONDON "I heard a thud, turned round and there was a man lying about 10 yards away from me," Reuters photographer Toby Melville recalls, describing the moment a man fell from London's Westminster Bridge to the pavement below during Wednesday's attack.It had been a quiet afternoon in central London ...

China's ZTE Corp pleads guilty in U.S. court in sanctions case | Reuters

By Karen Freifeld | NEW YORK NEW YORK Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp on Wednesday pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court in Texas for illegally shipping U.S. goods and technology to Iran.The guilty plea was part of an agreement the company reached earlier this month with U.S. The post ...

North Korea missile test fails, U.S. and South say, as tensions simmer | Reuters

By Ju-min Park | SEOUL SEOUL A North Korean missile appeared to have exploded just after it was launched on Wednesday, the U.S. The post North Korea missile test fails, U.S. and South say, as tensions simmer | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

At the scene of the London attack - witness | Reuters

LONDON "I heard a thud, turned round and there was a man lying about 10 yards away from me," Reuters photographer Toby Melville recalls, describing the moment a man fell from London's Westminster Bridge to the pavement below during Wednesday's attack.It had been a quiet afternoon in central London ...

Google adds audio-only calls to Duo, file sharing to Allo | Reuters

SAO PAULO Google said on Wednesday it would offer an audio-only option on its Duo video calls service to help users communicate using poor-quality connections, and was adding a feature to permit file sharing in group chats on its Allo messaging App.The company launched Google Duo in August, ...

NATO Secretary General says looking for date for minister talks | Reuters

By Yara Bayoumy | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg agreed with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday to look for a date that would allow all NATO allies to attend a meeting of foreign ministers.Tillerson had initially decided to skip talks set for April 5-6 ...

Philippine president says trusts China won't build on disputed shoal | Reuters

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he trusted China would not build anything on a disputed South China Sea shoal because he was given its "word of honour" and Beijing would not want to jeopardise a new friendship.Duterte was commenting amid a furore in the Philippines ...

Australia to increase security in wake of attack near British parliament | Reuters

SYDNEY Australia will increase security around the country's parliament on Thursday in the wake of a deadly attack in London, the country's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said.Four people were killed and at least 20 injured in London on Wednesday after a car ploughed into pedestrians and an ...

Woman pulled alive from River Thames after London attack - river authority | Reuters

LONDON A woman has been pulled from the River Thames alive after Wednesday's attack on a bridge near Britain's parliament in Westminster, the Port of London Authority said, adding that she was being treated for serious injuries. "A female member of the public was pulled from the water near ...

Scottish parliament suspends independence debate after London attack | Reuters

EDINBURGH Scotland's devolved parliament suspended a planned vote on Wednesday to give its government a mandate to seek a new independence referendum after an attack on Britain's Houses of Parliament in London which police said they were treating as a terrorist incident.No date for the debate to ...

British police say a number of casualties in parliament terrorist incident | Reuters

LONDON British police said there had been an unspecified number of casualties including police officers in a "terrorist incident" close to Britain's Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. "We know there are a number of casualties including police officers but at this stage we cannot confirm numbers or ...

PSG midfielder Marco Verratti could make summer move to 'top European club', claims agent

Midfielder Marco Verratti could be set for a summer move to a "top European club" after his agent rated his chances of remaining with Paris Saint Germain next season as "very complicated". The post PSG midfielder Marco Verratti could make summer move to 'top European club', claims agent appeared ...

Creditors, investors raise concerns over Sears going-concern warning | Reuters

By Nathan Layne and Sruthi Ramakrishnan Bondholders and investors on Wednesday turned their attention to questions about just how long Sears Holdings Corp can remain in business, a day after the company's surprise disclosure it may not survive as a going concern.The disclosure raised concerns over ...

U.S.-led coalition air-drops forces in Raqqa province | Reuters

By Ellen Francis and Tom Perry | BEIRUT BEIRUT The U.S.-led coalition have air-dropped ground forces near the Islamic State-held town of Tabqa in northern Syria, opening a new front in the campaign to capture the jihadist group's nearby stronghold of Raqqa city.The Pentagon said on Wednesday the ...

Ravi Shastri feels other sports body should try and emulate BCCI to start producing global champions

Lauding the efforts of the BCCI in providing world class facilities with a right system in place, former India captain and Team Director Ravi Shastri on Wednesday said other sports should try to emulate the Board to start producing champions at the global level. The post Ravi Shastri feels other ...

Scottish parliament to seek new independence vote despite UK govt rebuff | Reuters

EDINBURGH Scotland's devolved parliament will vote on Wednesday to give its government a mandate to seek a new independence referendum, despite Prime Minister Theresa May having said "now is not the time" for another vote as complex EU exit negotiations loom.London's permission for a new Scottish ...

S&P, Nasdaq rise as investors seek bargains after steep drop | Reuters

By Tanya Agrawal The S&P and the Nasdaq reversed course to climb higher in afternoon trading on Wednesday, as investors sought bargains a day after the major indexes posted their biggest one-day loss since before the election.Apple was up about 1 percent and provided the biggest boost to the three ...

BCCI COA says it will not sacrifice India's interest in ICC

The BCCI Committee of Administrators today made it clear that they will not sacrifice India's interests while dealing with the International Cricket Council . The post BCCI COA says it will not sacrifice India's interest in ICC appeared first on Firstpost.

India vs Australia: Michael Clarke says Virat Kohli shouldn't be bothered by journalists trying to tarnish his image

Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has said that India skipper Virat Kohli should not be "bothered" by a couple of Australian journalists who are trying to "tarnish his image". The post India vs Australia: Michael Clarke says Virat Kohli shouldn't be bothered by journalists trying to tarnish ...

UP Cabinet distribution: Yogi Adityanath keeps home ministry, rewards turncoats with portfolios

Adityanath also kept the Information, Housing and Urban planning, Food and Civil Supplies, Mining, Personnel, Institutional Finance, Estate and several other departments The post UP Cabinet distribution: Yogi Adityanath keeps home ministry, rewards turncoats with portfolios appeared first on ...

Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax return to avoid tax evasion: FM Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley ruled out imposing any tax on agriculture income, saying it is a state matter. The post Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax return to avoid tax evasion: FM Arun Jaitley appeared first on Firstpost.

Yogi Adityanath won't miss his bovines, UP CM's favourite cows to make Lucknow home soon

Yogi Adityanath's "favourite" cows will soon be shifted to his sprawling 5-Kalidas Marg residence here. The post Yogi Adityanath won't miss his bovines, UP CM's favourite cows to make Lucknow home soon appeared first on Firstpost.

Palestinian teen killed by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza City, says official

A Palestinian was killed and two others injured before dawn on Wednesday by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza, according to a Palestinian official. The post Palestinian teen killed by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza City, says official appeared first on Firstpost.

BCCI doubles central contract fees, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni make Grade A bracket, Suresh Raina misses out

The BCCI on Wednesday doubled the Annual Retainership fee of India's 32 centrally contracted cricketers with current skipper Virat Kohli and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Rs 2 crore Grade A bracket along with five others. The post BCCI doubles central contract fees, Virat Kohli, MS ...

Pakistan's support for terrorism causes violence, says Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani

Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani has accused Pakistan of supporting terrorist organisations and praised India for being helpful in the development of his country. The post Pakistan's support for terrorism causes violence, says Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani ...

Mumbai, Saurashtra Crickt Associations will be able to vote on rotation basis, say BCCI's COA

The likes of Mumbai Cricket Association or Saurashtra Cricket Association may have lost their full membership status but they will get a chance to vote at BCCI AGM on rotation basis. The post Mumbai, Saurashtra Crickt Associations will be able to vote on rotation basis, say BCCI's COA appeared first ...

World Water Day 2017: Railways unveils policy to recycle water for non-potable usage

The Railways unveiled its water conservation policy, a first in the transportation sector, to reduce wastage of the precious natural resource on the World Water Day on Wednesday. The post World Water Day 2017: Railways unveils policy to recycle water for non-potable usage appeared first on ...

The Emma Watson starrer Beauty and The Beast might be getting a sequel

Will Emma Watson return to play Belle? The post The Emma Watson starrer Beauty and The Beast might be getting a sequel appeared first on Firstpost.

Live India vs Cambodia International friendly, football scores and updates: Cambodia 0-0 India

Catch all the Live updates from India's international friendly against Cambodia The post Live India vs Cambodia International friendly, football scores and updates: Cambodia 0-0 India appeared first on Firstpost.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath keeps BJP's poll promise: Anti-Romeo squads swing into action in Lucknow

Yogi Adityanath issued orders to constitute "anti-Romeo squad" in 11 districts of the Lucknow zone to prevent eve-teasing. The post UP CM Yogi Adityanath keeps BJP's poll promise: Anti-Romeo squads swing into action in Lucknow appeared first on Firstpost.

Watch: East India Comedy makes fun of Bulleya, Kala Chashma in latest video

In the last part of their East India Comedy v/s Bollywood series, the comedians make fun of some of the most popular songs The post Watch: East India Comedy makes fun of Bulleya, Kala Chashma in latest video appeared first on Firstpost.

Ranbir Kapoor turns to small screen, will host Nach Baliye 8 season premiere

Ranbir Kapoor will shoot the season premiere of Nach Baliye 8 as the makers look for the co-host of Karan Tacker. The post Ranbir Kapoor turns to small screen, will host Nach Baliye 8 season premiere appeared first on Firstpost.