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Century against India is special, says opener

Dhaka, Jan. 26: Tamim Iqbal has long been a thorn in India’s flesh and on Tuesday, reaffirmed that quality with an astounding assault on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s bowlers with his team still 311 runs in arrears on the third day of the second Test here.

Classy Tamim walks the talk

Dhaka, Jan. 26: Ahead of the ongoing second Test here, Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal had talked about how they could be a competitive unit, even after crashing to a 113-run defeat in the series opener at Chittagong last week. On Tuesday, in the Tigers’ second innings, he showed he could bat as well as talk, after falling for a duck in the third over of the game.

Nayar, Pujara pile on North misery

Rajkot/Indore, Jan. 26: Abhishek Nayar’s unbeaten 102 and a 95-ball 77 by Cheteshwar Pujara helped West Zone pile up 425/5 against North Zone on Day One of their Duleep Trophy semifinal at the Madhavrao Scindia grounds here on Tuesday. Rohit Sharma (63) and Parthiv Patel (55) also chipped in with valuable contributions.

Baroda players


Baroda players including the Pathan brothers Irfan and Yusuf (in centre) walk back a pleased bunch after dismissing Bengal for 293 on Day Three of their Ranji Trophy Super League Group B match in Kolkata on Thursday. Baroda were 58/1 at stumps in their second innings, an overall lead of 72 runs. Photo: Debajyoti Sarkar

Go out and play

Did you know that Mahendra Singh Dhoni has enrolled in St Xavier's college, Ranchi, for a Bachelor's degree in commerce? He plans to enroll for an MBA thereafter. Fellow cricketer Anil Kumble is a mechanical engineer and had passed with distinction in the top of his class, while Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra is an MBA from the University of Colorado. On the other hand, Anil Ambani is a marathon enthusiast. Vijay Mallya, as a racehorse owner, has won numerous trophies in horse racing including several Derbies and as a young sportsman was a race car driver,while Sulajja Firodia Motwani, joint MD Kinetic Engineering, has been a national level badminton player. Is there a message here for all to see?

Change of seasons may trigger asthma attacks

One of the well- known causes of an asthma attack is the change of season, especially during monsoon. During this period, there is a rise in humidity, frequent changes in temperature, dust storms, all of which can trigger asthma attacks. Also, the frequency of these attacks increase by 25 per cent.

A new paradigm for fighting cancer

Augest.29 : During a radiation treatment session and also from one treatment session to another, tumours can move due to normal internal organ action (digestion, elimination, and breathing). This unplanned position/ movement of tumour leads it to not receiving the full amount of radiation it should and normal tissues may receive more radiation than they can tolerate.

Mamata blames CM for killing of jawans

Nov. 9: Trinamul Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s "irresponsible and provocative" statements led to the killing of four EFR jawans in West Midnapore. "Eight persons, including four EFR jawans were killed due to the chief minister’s irresponsible and provocative speech at Debra," she alleged.

Players not getting daily allowance

Bangkok, Nov. 9: Assured of a place in the 2010 World Cup after their superb show at the Asia Cup, the Indian women’s hockey team expressed their displeasure at not having being paid their daily allowance for the second international tournament in a row.

Ajmal’s best pegs back Kiwis

Abu Dhabi, Nov. 9: Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal took a career-best 4/33 to help Pakistan dismiss New Zealand for 211 in 46.3 overs in the third and final day-night international here on Monday. The 32-year-old initially put brakes on New Zealand, who won the toss and batted, before triggering a middle-order collapse that saw seven wickets fall in the space of 47 runs.

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