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  • Tainted ex-Mines Minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati re-inducted in Akhilesh Yadav’s Cabinet.
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India thump New Zealand to celebrate 500th Test in styleCelebration time in Kanpur. PTI

India thump New Zealand to celebrate 500th Test in style

26 Sep 2016 | 1:34 PM

KANPUR: India celebrated their 500th Test in style on Monday when they overcame New Zealand’s final dogged resistance to win the series opener by 197 runs and go 1-0 up in the three-match series. Ravichandran Ashwin claimed 6-132 to complete his 10-wicket match haul.

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Kanpur, September 26

India celebrated their 500th Test in style on Monday when they overcame New Zealand’s final dogged resistance to win the series opener by 197 runs and go 1-0 up in the three-match series.

New Zealand were always going to do well to manage anything more than delaying the Indian celebrations when they resumed on 93 for four in their pursuit of an improbable 434-run victory target on a track offering generous spin and bounce.

To their credit, they kept the home bowlers at bay for 50 overs, a little more than one session, on a turning day-five track before collapsing for 236 to give the hosts a comprehensive victory in the milestone test.

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Ravichandran Ashwin claimed 6-132 to complete his 10-wicket match haul and prove why he is considered India’s premier spinner.

When the final day’s play began under an overcast sky, overnight batsmen Luke Ronchi (80) and Mitchell Santner (71) continued their resistance against the in-form Indian spinners at Kanpur’s Green Park Stadium.

Home skipper Virat Kohli predictably began with spin from both ends but the batsmen mixed caution with aggression to defy their hosts for 20 overs.

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja finally made the breakthrough when he induced Ronchi into an ill-timed slog against the turn and Ashwin pouched the skier at point.

The dismissal pretty much summed up a Test in which India’s spin duo, who shared 16 of the 20 Kiwi wickets between them, combined to wreck New Zealand’s hopes of a result.

It was a tame end to Ronchi’s 102-run partnership with Santner, a defiant battle spread over 36 overs that proved the local spinners were not unplayable.

Ronchi hit nine boundaries and a six before a rush of blood ended his innings on 80.

In a match dominated by the spinners, Mohammed Shami also displayed his reverse swing mastery and got one to jag back into BJ Watling’s pad before he uprooted Mark Craig’s middle stump with another swinging delivery.

Craig will now return home to recover from a side strain. He was replaced in the squad by Jeetan Patel.

Santner completed his 50 but was then served a nearly unplayable ball from Ashwin, which pitched way outside the leg-stump, turned and bounced viciously to kiss the shoulder of the bat and nestled in Rohit Sharma’s waiting hands at silly point.

The off-spinner trapped Neil Wagner leg before to seal the victory.

Kolkata hosts the second test from Friday. Reuters

Karnataka asks SC to modify order on water sharingCauvery row

Karnataka asks SC to modify order on water sharing

26 Sep 2016 | 1:34 PM

NEW DELHI: The Karnataka Government on Monday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court seeking modification of its order asking it to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

Badal-mukt Punjab their only agenda: Awaaz-e-Punjab

Badal-mukt Punjab their only agenda: Awaaz-e-Punjab

26 Sep 2016 | 1:33 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Awaaz-e-Punjab has said that their only agenda in the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections is a ‘Badal-mukt Punjab’ and they are open to an alliance with the Congress or Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

PSLV puts SCATSAT-1, seven other satellites into different orbits

PSLV puts SCATSAT-1, seven other satellites into different orbits

26 Sep 2016 | 1:09 PM

SRIHARIKOTA: In its longest-ever mission spread over two hours, India’s workhorse launch vehicle PSLV on Monday successfully launched eight satellites, including the country’s SCATSAT-1 and seven satellites from other nations, into two different orbits to achieve another milestone.

Swaraj to address UNGA; strong response to Pak expected

Swaraj to address UNGA; strong response to Pak expected

26 Sep 2016 | 10:44 AM

NEW YORK: India’s much-awaited address at the United Nations General Assembly is scheduled later on Monday with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj expected to focus on the recent terror attack at Uri in Kashmir, up the ante against Pakistan and seek global support to dub it a “terror state”.

US lawmaker accuses Pak of ruling through jihadist extremism

US lawmaker accuses Pak of ruling through jihadist extremism

26 Sep 2016 | 10:44 AM

WASHINGTON: Alleging that Pakistan is using jihadist extremism to administer and is bent upon extinguishing other cultures in the country, a top US lawmaker has warned Islamabad that it might be headed for 1971-like partition soon if it continues to do so.

UN chief Ban lauds India’s decision to ratify Paris climate deal

UN chief Ban lauds India’s decision to ratify Paris climate deal

26 Sep 2016 | 10:04 AM

UNITED NATIONS: UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday lauded India for its “swift action” over the decision to ratify the Paris pact on climate change, saying he is looking forward to receiving New Delhi’s instrument of accession.

Unable to bear expenses, couple sells daughter for Rs 650

Unable to bear expenses, couple sells daughter for Rs 650

26 Sep 2016 | 11:09 AM

AGARTALA, GANDACHERRA (TRIPURA): In what highlights the sorry state of affairs in the backward areas of Tripura, a tribal couple in remote Dhalai district sold their girl child as they were unable to bear the expenses of the infant.

Indian-Americans appointed to Trump's advisory committee

Indian-Americans appointed to Trump's advisory committee

26 Sep 2016 | 10:26 AM

WASHINGTON: With little over a month to go before the General Election, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has appointed Indian-Americans into his Asian Pacific American Advisory Committee.

After Sharjah, Mohali set for flight to Dubai today

After Sharjah, Mohali set for flight to Dubai today

26 Sep 2016 | 1:33 AM

MOHALI: Ten days after the maiden international flight from here to Sharjah, the Mohali international airport is all set to connect with Dubai tomorrow.


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Can profit by meeting agricultural demands of Gulf: PM Modi

Can profit by meeting agricultural demands of Gulf: PM Modi

26 Sep 2016 | 2:08 PM

NEW DELHI: Urging scientists to draw up focused targets in agriculture to boost exports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that Indian farmers can benefit by meeting the demands of the Gulf countries.

CITY FOCUS

Mohali SAD unit unhappy with KP Sharma’s appointment

Mohali SAD unit unhappy with KP Sharma’s appointment

26 Sep 2016 | 2:08 AM

MOHALI:The appointment of Dera Bassi MLA NK Sharma’s close aide KP Sharma as the Chairman of the Mohali District Planning Committee apparently has not gone down well with certain local leaders of the Akali Dal.

NoAAP MP Dharamvira Gandhi addresses the media in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Gandhi’s front pushed back by tepid response

26 Sep 2016 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: Suspended AAP MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi’s efforts to form a fourth front got a lukewarm response from potential stakeholders as the round-table meeting convened here today was attended mostly by former party activists.

Land row: SAD leader kills AAP worker

26 Sep 2016 | 1:36 PM

MOGA: An Aaam Admi Party (AAP) volunteer was shot dead by an Akali leader over a property dispute at Bhinder Kalan village in Moga district tonight.

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‘Harassed’ by lenders, family of four ends life

26 Sep 2016 | 10:27 AM

JALANDHAR: Four members of a Jalandhar family — Anil Aggarwal, his wife Rajni, both in their fifties, son Abhishekh (25) and daughter Rashi (20) — died after consuming sulphas tablets. Their bodies were found near Kishangarh on the Jalandhar-Jammu highway this morning.

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SP, INLD for third front, JD(U) mum

SP, INLD for third front, JD(U) mum

26 Sep 2016 | 12:35 AM

KARNAL: The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) today batted for the revival of the third front during the Sadbhavna Samman Divas rally here.

Virbhadra all praise for Red Cross societies

Virbhadra all praise for Red Cross societies

26 Sep 2016 | 12:29 AM

MANDI: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh inaugurated the eight-day-long district Red Cross Fair at Paddal ground here today. While addressing the gathering he said that in order to enhance financial resources of Red Cross societies in the state, more involvement of panchayats, mahila mandals, schools and other organisations was required.

Open during day after 13 weeks

Open during day after 13 weeks

26 Sep 2016 | 11:07 AM

Srinagar: For the first time in 13 weeks of unrest that has paralysed the region’s businesses, major markets in Kashmir’s main city Srinagar opened during the day and received a huge rush of shoppers on Sunday, as separatists called for a 16-hour break in shutdown, the lengthiest so far.

Disease, not wildlife, main threat to livestock: Study

Disease, not wildlife, main threat to livestock: Study

26 Sep 2016 | 1:04 AM

DEHRADUN: Quite contrary to the notion that wild animals were preying on livestock in villages alongside wildlife areas, 65 per cent of the total livestock lost annually in the protected area of Askot Conservation Landscape in Uttarakhand was due to diseases, such as foot and mouth disease.

Colombia to sign peace deal with Marxist rebels to end 52-year war

Colombia to sign peace deal with Marxist rebels to end 52-year war

26 Sep 2016 | 11:37 AM

CARTAGENA: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko will sign a deal on Monday ending a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people, stymied the economy and made Colombia a byword for violence. Some 2,500 foreign and local dignitaries will attend the ceremony in the colonial city of Cartagena, where huge billboards call on Colombians to accept the peace plan.

NoAshwin celebrates after dismissing NZ skipper Kane Williamson. AFP

200 wickets in 37 Tests, Ashwin second quickest

26 Sep 2016 | 10:43 AM

Kanpur: Ravichandran Ashwin today took his 200th Test wicket in only his 37th Test, becoming the second quickest to reach the milestone, behind only Clarrie Grimmett, the legendary Australian leg-spinner.

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Golfing great Arnold Palmer, who led 'Arnie's Army', dies at 87

26 Sep 2016 | 11:21 AM

WASHINGTON: Arnold Palmer, one of golf's greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans known as 'Arnie's Army' and helped propel the game as television was coming of age, died on Sunday at the age 87 due to heart complications, his agent said.

Tough times have taught me many lessons, says Ashwin

26 Sep 2016 | 1:38 AM

KANPUR:Not many prefer to talk about unpleasant memories on a day they have achieved something big.

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