India vs Australia: Kuldeep, Rahul star in India’s series-levelling 36-run win

Kuldeep Yadav bowled a game-changing 38th over to complement a KL Rahul blinder as India levelled the series with a comfortable 36-run victory over Australia in second ODI here on Friday.Put into bat, India put up a much-improved batting performance with Rahul’s blistering 52-ball-80 taking India to 340 for six after Shikhar Dhawan (96 off 90 balls) and skipper Virat Kohli (78 off 76 balls) laid the foundation.Australia were in the game till Steven Smith (98) carried the battle back to the enemy...

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Dating apps share intimate data about users, says consumer group

A Norwegian consumer group filed a complaint that Grindr and OkCupid were sharing personal data of their users with several other businesses.Popular dating apps like Grindr and OkCupid share personal data about users, including their location and sexuality, with about 100 other businesses, a Norwegian consumer group said on Tuesday, as it filed a complaint about breach of privacy rules.The Norwegian Consumer Council found that 10 widely used Android apps that gather sensitive data about health, drug...

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Dec 16 gang rape convicts moved to cells near hanging courtyard

The four convicts of 2012 Delhi gang rape case were on Thursday shifted to four separate single cells inside jail number 3 of Tihar.Jail officers said that while the hanging courtyard (phansi kotha) is also in jail number 3, the transfer of the four prisoners on Thursday does not mean that they will be hanged immediately. The prison authorities said they will proceed as per the court’s order after they file a status report on Friday related to the legal remedies of the convicts.The four convicts...

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World ‘will not rest’ until answers on jet downed by Iran: Canada

Canada’s foreign minister on Thursday vowed to push Iran for answers about the mistaken downing of a passenger plane amid high tensions after the US killed one of Tehran’s top commanders.The plane was hit and all 176 people on board were killed just hours after Iran fired strikes against US troops stationed in Iraq in retaliation for a drone attack that killed its most prominent general, Qasem Soleimani.“In the wake of such a horrific tragedy there are many questions,” Francois-Philippe Champagne...

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Raising farm incomes may top budget agenda

The forthcoming Union Budget may do away with the penal provisions of the Essential Commodities Act in a move many experts see as a radical piece of agricultural reform -- one that could increase farm incomes.The government is considering repealing penal provisions of the Essential Commodities Act (ECA) such as preventive detention, confiscation of vehicles and attachment of properties so that merchants can directly purchase produce from farmers in large quantities, people familiar with the development...

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Indo-Pak tension hits border economies

The USD 2.6 billion bilateral trade between India and Pakistan has not ever been a significant contributor to the larger economies of the estranged neighbours. But trade suspensions and restrictive customs regimes in the wake of escalated tensions have had a deleterious impact on the economies of border areas in both countries.As things stand today, Amritsar district is losing Rs 30 crore it earned each month through the Attari-Wagah border trade. That works out to Rs 75 lakh loss per day, directly...

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Chinese efforts to push Pak’s stand on Valley met with stiff resistance

On Wednesday, China’s effort, its third, to yet again help its all-weather ally Pakistan raise the Kashmir issue in the United Nations Security Council failed and the country came in for sharp criticism from the other permanent members of the council , particularly the US, and also other members such as Germany and Estonia.According to diplomats familiar with the matter, China tagged Kashmir onto a UNSC meeting called to discuss “Peacekeeping in Mali” and tried to force an informal discussion...

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Kuwait marks opening of liberation air strike ‘Desert Storm’

Kuwait will mark the 29th anniversary of the first air strikes of operation “Desert Storm” launched by international coalition forces to liberate Kuwait from the Iraqi Invasion on Jan 17.Then US President George Bush made the decision to start the military operation on Jan 15, 1991, after a meeting with his senior national security advisers concluded that implementation of operation takes place on time, after the failure of all diplomatic means to persuade Iraq to withdraw troops.In the morning...

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40,000 expats deported in 2019 for multiple reasons

Forty thousand expatriates were expelled from the country in 2019 for various reasons, most notably for violating the residence law, involvement in crimes, misdemeanors, reports Al-Qabas daily.This number is in excess of 16 thousand persons deported last year, which witnessed the deportation of 34 thousand others. Well-informed security sources told the daily among the deported were 13 thousand women and 27 thousand men, representing 20 different nationalities.The Indians topped the list of deportees,...

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Cafe operating like a night club shut in Abu Al-Hassaniya

The Kuwait Municipality, in cooperation and coordination with the Criminal Investigations Department put an end to the activities and sealed off one of the cafés in Abu Al-Hassaniya as it was used as a refuge for female runaways and minors and used for immoral acts, between the ages of 14 and 18, reports Al-Qabas daily.The café was also a cause of major inconvenience, as the sounds of music and DJs singing could be heard from long distances.Although several warnings were issued to the owner of the café,...

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