Why fining Tamim Iqbal will make little sense

January 2, 2018

12:49 PM ET Mohammad IsamESPN The BCB’s hardline on disciplinary matters has the dual effect of pleasing many cricket fans but also making some players uncomfortable about expressing themselves. Cases in point: Sabbir Rahman’s punishment, and Tamim Iqbal’s proposed fine. There is hardly a fan in Bangladesh who feels that the sanctions imposed on Sabbir is anything other than what he deserves. But the proposal to penalise Tamim for his…

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60-Year-Old Woman Died In Accident, Family Handed Over Burn Victim's Body

January 2, 2018

Madurai: The family of 60-year-old Annalakshmi was already grieving from her death in a road accident when they received another shock while performing her funeral rites – the body they had mourned belonged to a woman half her age. When Annalakshmi’s relatives received her body from the government general hospital in Madurai on Monday night, it was wrapped in white cloth. The family performed the funeral rituals and removed the…

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Bengaluru's First Girl Child Born In 2018 Gets Rs 5 Lakh From Mayor

January 2, 2018

Bengaluru: When 30-year-old Pushpa gave birth at a hospital in Bengaluru shortly after midnight on January 1, little did she expect her newborn to be the first girl child born in the city in 2018. And her joy was doubled when she learnt that she is receiving a certificate of guarantee of Rs 5 lakh for her girl child from the city Mayor. Mayor Sampat Raj told NDTV that this…

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Georgia fans driving up prices for title game

10:47 AM ET So many Georgia fans were looking for title game tickets in the moments after the Bulldogs 54-48 Rose Bowl win over Oklahoma that StubHub’s page listing tickets to the Jan. 8 title game crashed for more than 30 minutes on Monday night. Sony Michel’s touchdown in the second overtime won the Rose Bowl and put Georgia in the national title game. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong When the…

January 2, 2018
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Continuity matters – the maturing of the Big Bash

January 2, 2018

3:00 AM ET Tim Wigmore In 1967, a group of 15 men from Glasgow landed in Lisbon to play a game of football. All but one of the squad were born within ten miles of Celtic’s ground. Together, they won the European Cup. Half a century on, the team are an emblem for a lost age in which elite sports teams often were genuinely representative of their local communities. And…

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Fit Steyn all but out of Newlands Test, says Gibson

January 2, 2018

9:30 AM ET At least one of South Africa’s selection conundrums appears to have already been solved with Dale Steyn’s comeback likely to be delayed by another week. Conditions at Newlands usually call for a three-seamer, one spinner attack (to which South Africa might add an allrounder). Given Steyn’s lengthy absence from international cricket, coach Ottis Gibson appears reluctant to include him in that combination. “Dale Steyn is fit again….

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Delhi Nurse Kills Daughter, Hangs Self

January 2, 2018

New Delhi: A nurse committed suicide on Tuesday by hanging herself from a ceiling fan after killing her infant daughter, police said. The incident was reported to police by the woman’s husband Abhi Kumar. Kumar came to his residence in Madhu Vihar around 2pm and found that the main door was locked from the inside. When he did not get any response after repeated knocks, he forced open the door…

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McCullum, Lynn hand Stars third straight loss

3:00 AM ET 1:30 Brendon McCullum and Chris Lynn made light work of the Melbourne Stars attack at the MCG Brisbane Heat 144 for 1 (Lynn 63*, McCullum 61, Bowe 1-21) beat Melbourne Stars 141 for 7 (Maxwell 50, Pietersen 30, Swepson 3-14) by nine wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details The Bash Brothers – Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum – finished the job but it was Brisbane Heat’s spin twins –…

January 2, 2018
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Court Asks Man To Pay Rs 2.7 lakh Monthly Alimony To Wife

January 2, 2018

New Delhi: A Delhi court has awarded Rs 2.7 lakh maintenance to a woman who left a lucrative career in showbiz to be a housewife in 2000, and taken note of the uncertain nature of the film industry and the difficulties she may face in regaining a “foothold” in it. Additional Sessions Judge AK Kuhara allowed the woman’s appeal seeking enhancement of maintenance in a domestic violence case lodged against…

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'Bom' Or 'Bomb'? Indian-Origin CEO Of US Firm Arrested

January 2, 2018

Mumbai: A flyer inquiring about the status of a Mumbai-Delhi flight was arrested and booked on Sunday for a hoax bomb call after an apparent misunderstanding over the pronunciation of the word ‘bomb.’ Vinay Moorjani, 45, claimed he wanted to know the status of a ‘Bom-Del’ flight but was misunderstood by the telephone operator at the Mumbai International Airport (MIAL) as him having said “bomb hai (there is a bomb).”…

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