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Mumbai attacks mastermind and LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi sentenced to 15 years in prison by Pak court – world news

A Pakistan court on Friday sentenced Mumbai attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi to 15 years in prison in a terror financing case. Lakhvi was arrested by Pakistani authorities on charges of terror financing on Saturday. He is alleged to have played an important role behind the Mumbai attacks, during which 166 people were killed and many other injured ...

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Sydney Test: Two years since scoring his last Test century at SCG, can Cheteshwar Pujara reach big landmark at same venue? – cricket

Cheteshwar Pujara is the closest that any Indian batsman of this generation has been to being called a ‘true blue’ Test specialist. He might not have the finesse of Rahul Dravid and the craft of VVS Laxman, but when it comes to dour defence and patience, he has oodles of both. Pujara was the central figure in India’s batting as ...

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60,000 babies born in India on New Year’s Day, world’s highest: UNICEF – world news

More than 371,500 babies were born worldwide on New Year’s Day and India is estimated to have recorded the highest number of births at around 60,000, according to the UN’s children’s agency. UNICEF said that an estimated 371,504 babies were born around the world on New Year’s Day. Fiji in the Pacific was projected to have welcomed 2021’s first baby ...

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The Number Theory| Imagining India, 10 years from now – india news

Because of the massive disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, most of 2020 was spent tracking very short-term statistics; from daily tests and new cases to monthly, even weekly indicators of economic activity. Important as they were and continue to be, the beginning of a New Year is an opportune time to take a long-term view of what India will ...

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Pakistan’s current pacers are 17-18 years on paper but are 27-28 in reality: Mohammad Asif – cricket

Former Pakistan seamer Mohammad Asif alleged that the Pakistan pacers currently in New Zealand with the national team are much older than what the papers suggest. Asif’s remarks came after Pakistan lost the first Test to New Zealand by 101 runs, under the leadership of stand-in captain Mohammad Rizwan. During a conversation with former wicketkeeper-batsman and teammate Kamran Akmal on ...

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India vs Australia: ‘Who would’ve thought 10-15 years ago that India will hammer Australia,’ Shoaib Akhtar wishes to see a ‘series full of clashes’ – cricket

India’s victory over Australia in the Boxing Day Test has hugely impressed former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar. The legendary bowler has been showering praises over stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane for the way he led the tourists to level the series 1-1 after Adelaide horror. During a conversation with Sports Today, Akhtar stated that the character shown by Indian players under ...

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North Korea’s Kim thanks people in rare New Year’s cards – world news

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un thanked the public for their trust and support “in the difficult times” and wished them happiness and good health in his first New Year’s Day cards sent to his people. Kim usually gives a televised speech on Jan. 1, but he is widely expected to skip the speech this year since he will address ...

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In pictures: New Year’s Eve celebrations amid Covid-19 – world news

As pandemic restrictions limit crowds in Sydney, Auckland, Cape Town, Mumbai, London, Moscow, New York, Rio De Janeiro and other major cities across the planet, few countries across the world have started welcoming the much awaited 2021. Due to its proximity to the International Date Line, Australia, New Zealand and other island nations in Oceania were the first to welcome ...

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2020 finally ending, but New Year’s revelries muted by coronavirus – world news

This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other, with pandemic restrictions limiting crowds and many people bidding farewell to a year they’d prefer to forget. Australia will be among the first nations to ring in 2021 because of its proximity to the International Date Line. In past years 1 million people crowded Sydney’s harbor to watch fireworks that ...

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Sydney tightens Covid-19 curbs ahead of New Year’s Eve – world news

Australian authorities restricted movement and tightened curbs on gatherings in Sydney on Wednesday, hoping to avoid a coronavirus “super spreader” event during the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, after detecting a new cluster of cases. Household gatherings were limited to just five people while the maximum number of people allowed to gather in public was capped at 30. Residential care ...

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