India vs Sri Lanka: Cheteshwar Pujara’s stop-start Test career turns 50, but there’s a long way to go

India vs Sri Lanka: Cheteshwar Pujara’s stop-start Test career turns 50, but there’s a long way to go

Cheteshwar Pujara is on the verge of his 50th Test match for India. The landmark brings both a sense of sadness and relief. The boy wonder from Rajkot, the man who was the highest run-getter in 2006 U19 World Cup, the one who stormed the domestic scene with three triple hundreds in 2008, that guy should have played a few more Tests for India by now. But then we shouldn’t get too greedy. A pure Test cricket technician, almost a one of his kind batsman in this era lasting this…

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Drugs case: focus turns to IT companies, education institutes

Drugs case: focus turns to IT companies, education institutes

Notice served on 13 firms, 50 schools and colleges: Excise Minister After the film industry, the Telangana excise department has turned its attention to IT companies and private education institutions, the names of employees and students of which figured in the drugs case. The department has served notice on 13 IT companies and 25 schools and an equal number of colleges which figured in the list. “We will call them for questioning once the officials gather sufficient proof,” Excise Minister T. Padma Rao Goud said. ‘Tollywood not targeted’ He refuted…

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Bihar braveheart turns tragedy into career

Bihar braveheart turns tragedy into career

There are rare people in society who draw inspiration from tragedy in personal life and make a career out of it. Meet Rakesh Srivastava, 44, who has made a career in prosthetics and orthotics, after his left leg was amputated 34 years ago following a road accident at Bihar’s Begusarai district, about 120 km from Patna. An American Board certified prosthetics and orthotic, Srivastava is currently based in the USA. Founder and chief executive officer of Innovative Prosthetics and Orthotic, he successfully runs three clinics at Omaha, Hastings and Grand…

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Down with lung trouble, youth turns hospital into exam centre

Down with lung trouble, youth turns hospital into exam centre

Kolkata: A knock on his left chest was all Diganta Chakraborty could feel while taking his ISC examination on March 11. He kept writing his paper. But once home, the pain and breathlessness almost knocked him out. His guardians felt something was not right and rushed him to hospital. All his dreams seemed coming crashing down but the fighter that the Class XII student of DPS New Town is, Digant turned his hospital chamber into an examination hall. He is now preparing for his IIT entrance test. He even hopes…

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