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Unmukt Chand named India A captain for tri-series; Rayudu to captain in Tests

Karnataka batsman Karun Nair has been appointed Unmukt's deputy as the All-India Senior Selection Committee picked a 15-member squad. #Ambati Rayudu #Australia 'A'. India #Cricket #India 'A' #South Africa A #Sports #SportsTracker #Unmukt Chand

10 mins ago

IPTL 2015: Nadal joins Indian Aces; sets up marquee match-up with Federer in New Delhi

Former World No.1 Rafael Nadal will make his debut in Season 2 of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), scheduled from December 2 to 20, #Indian Aces #International Premier Tennis League #IPTL #Mahesh Bhupathi #Rafa #Rafael Nadal #SportsTracker

20 mins ago

The unkindest cut: ‘rasagolas’ are not Bengali after all

Historical evidence unearthed by researchers and scholars in the recent past leave very little room for doubt that the sweet voted India’s National Dessert in a nationwide survey done by MUDRA for Outlook magazine in 2010 had its origins in neighbouring Odisha at least a century and half before 1868 when Nobin Chandra Das is supposed to have ‘invented’ it in his sweetmeat shop in Kolkata’s Sutanati. #didyouknow #Odisha #Rasagola #Rasogolla #Sweets #West Bengal

25 mins ago

Two out of four Indian teachers abducted in Libya released, reach embassy in Tripoli

Two Indians, whose release was secured by the government reached the Indian embassy in Tripoli on Friday night even as efforts were on to free the other two abductees. #Abductions #India #islamic-state #Libya #NewsTracker #Teachers #Tripoli

36 mins ago

India A stint will have done captain Kohli a world of good, says Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid expects Virat Kohli to deliver in his first full series as Test captain when the Indian cricket team leaves for Sri Lanka #Cricket #India in Sri Lanka 2015 #Indian in Sri Lanka 2015 #Rahul Dravid #Sports #Sri Lanka #TheySaidIt #Virat Kohli

48 mins ago

ISIS is brutal, but US more so: US professor criticised for controversial tweet

Rutgers University professor Deepa Kumar found herself in the eye of a Twitter storm when one of her tweets comparing the United States to the Islamic State was discovered by a website. #Deepa Kumar #islamic-state #Rutgers University #TweetFeed #United States

Aug 2, 2015

Golf: Fourteen-year-old Ranveer Singh Saini wins gold at Special Olympics

Ranveer and his partner Monica Jajoo were nine shots clear of joint second-placed teams from Hong Kong. #Autism #Gold #Golf #India #Ranveer Singh Saini #special olympics #Sports #ThingsWeLike

Aug 2, 2015

Ashes: This could well be the beginning of the end for Michael Clarke

Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes Clarke is a “wicket waiting to happen”, and it’s hard to dispute that scathing assessment. #Alastair Cook #Ashes 2015 #Australia #Captaincy #Cricket #England #Michael Clarke #OnOurMind #Sports #The Ashes

Aug 2, 2015

China to expand medical insurance for major illnesses | Reuters

BEIJING China will expand medical insurance to cover all critical illnesses for all urban and rural residents by the end of the year, the cabinet said on Sunday, the latest step in a plan to fix a healthcare system that has sparked public discontent. The State Council said 50 percent of the medical costs will be covered by insurance in a bid to "more effectively reduce the burden of medical expenses", in a statement posted on the government's website. #China #India #opinion #United Kingdom #United States

Aug 2, 2015

My sincere services for Congress never appreciated: Shashi Tharoor writes to Sonia Gandhi

Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, who was recently snubbed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, has complained to her that his "sincere" services to the party have "neither been seen nor appreciated". #BJP #Congress #India #indian politicians #Narendra Modi #Politics #Shashi Tharoor #Sonia Gandhi #Sunanda Pushkar #Sunanda Pushkar case #TheySaidIt