Rishabh Pant breaks MS Dhoni’s record against Mumbai Indians

Rishabh Pant broke MS Dhoni’s record of scoring the fastest half century against Mumbai Indians to guide Delhi Capitals to a comfortable victory in their first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 on Sunday. Pant looked extremely comfortable against the Mumbai Indians bowling attack and was able to reach his fifty in just 18 balls.In the process, he surpassed Chennai Super Kings skipper Dhoni’s 20-ball fifty that he scored in 2012. However, that is not the fastest fifty in IPL as KL Rahul leads the list having reached the…

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Kamal Haasan to not contest polls, says all candidates are his faces

Kamal Haasan, the president of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), will not contest the Lok Sabha election 2019, saying all the candidates of his party are his faces. Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan made the comments on Sunday night while introducing the MNM’s candidates and releasing the party’s election manifesto in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore city. He released the second and final list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election and bypolls to the 18 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu. “All the MNM candidates are my faces. I am proud of being the chariot…

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IAF inducts 4 combat-ready Chinook helicopters

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa on Monday formally inducted four US-made Chinook heavy-lift helicopters at Air Force Station 12 Wing in Chandigarh. Two hangars and logistics facilities were created in Chandigarh for the Chinook helicopters. Each Chinook helicopter has a payload capacity of about 10 tonne which is a major boost to India’s strategic airlift capability. The Indian Air Force (IAF) received its first CH-47F (I) Chinook on February 10 at the Mundra port in Gujarat. The Chinook will be used to move troops, artillery, ammunition, supplies and equipment on…

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Syrian state media says militants shell village with gas, injuring 21

Syrian state media on Saturday cited a hospital in government-held Hama as saying 21 people suffered choking symptoms from poison gas after militants shelled a village. A war monitor, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, also said 21 people were hospitalized with choking symptoms, but it was not known if this was from chemicals or smoke and dust raised by the shelling. State news agency SANA cited the head of the Saqilbia National Hospital as saying the attack took place in the village of al-Rasif in Hama’s northern countryside and…

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US is mad because Hezbollah resists against its plots for region, Iran says

Iran has rejected as “provocative, meddlesome, and undiplomatic” the latest remarks made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo against the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah. In a statement on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi pointed to Pompeo’s comments against Hezbollah, and lashed out at him for making such “rude and unwise” remarks and raising “baseless, false, hackneyed, and futile” claims and accusations against a major political and legal part of Lebanon while he was visiting the Arab country. In his recent trip to Beirut, Pompeo expressed concern over…

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US airstrike kills 14 members of one family in Afghanistan

The United States has carried out airstrikes in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province after a fatal insider attack, leaving at least 14 civilians dead, mostly women and children. A spokeswoman for the American military, confirmed the Saturday airstrikes, but blamed the Taliban militant group for the civilian deaths. “The Taliban were hiding in civilian homes and maneuvered in and out of compounds without any concern for the families living inside,” said Sgt. 1st Class Debra Richardson. The attack came a day after two US soldiers and four Afghan troops were killed during…

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