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Sri Lanka on their way to a massive win against South Africa

Sri Lanka on their way to a massive win against South Africa

South Africa ends day three on 139 for five, chasing a victory target of 490 Sri Lanka closed in on a series whitewash against South Africa on Sunday, leaving the visitors five down and with a mountain to climb after the third day of the second Test. By stumps the spinners had …

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Men’s Hockey: Manpreet, still a vital cog

Men’s Hockey: Manpreet, still a vital cog

Manpreet Singh may not be India’s captain any longer, but he is still at the heart of a great deal the team does on the pitch. The half-back had been appointed skipper in June last year, ahead of the HWL Semi Final in London, when P.R. Sreejesh was ruled out …

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Commercial vehicles get onto the expressway

Commercial vehicles get onto the expressway

Construction activity, replacement demand for higher tonnage spur growth; 2020 deadline for BS VI norms also adds to trend In the April-June quarter of FY19, commercial vehicles (CV) sales grew 50% year-on-year indicating good times for truck makers. The recent government notification enhancing the pay load of new trucks by …

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More visa rejections may drive delays, raise costs, says Infosys

More visa rejections may drive delays, raise costs, says Infosys

‘Recent increase in rejections has affected ability to staff projects’ IT major Infosys has flagged concerns around increased rejection of work visa applications, and said this could result in delays and increase in project costs for its clients. The company has already been ramping local hiring in key markets like …

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9,200 panchayat secretaries to be appointed

9,200 panchayat secretaries to be appointed

Of 12,751 gram panchayats in TS, only 3,562 have panchayat secretaries Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday ordered appointment of 9,200 panchayat secretaries with the aim to have one for every revenue village in the State. He asked authorities to notify recruitment within a week and complete the process …

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Normalcy returns to tribal schools

Normalcy returns to tribal schools

1,130 contract residential teachers recruited Normalcy seems to have returned to schools in the agency areas of old united Adilabad district which saw turmoil during the latter part of the last academic year as a result of the Adivasi-Lambada tribe conflict. Good student attendance is being reported from almost all …

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Kerala’s waste-to-energy project in trouble

Kerala's waste-to-energy project in trouble

Local residents in protest mode after the govt identifies a 15-acre plot at Peringamala The State government’s move to establish a waste-to-energy plant in biodiversity-rich Peringamala has run into rough weather with a stiff opposition mounting against the proposed project. Local residents and environmental activists have been in protest mode …

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Is quarrying near ESZ aggravating conflict around Bandipur

Is quarrying near ESZ aggravating conflict around Bandipur

Villagers claim that blasting and movement of heavy trucks were forcing animals out of forests The spike in man-animal conflict around Bandipur, which is inimical to wildlife conservation, is suspected to be a fallout of illegal quarrying close to Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) around the national park. There are more than …

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Is quarrying near ESZ aggravating conflict around Bandipur?

Idukki reservoir turning into waste dump

Pushed in through Periyar, tributaries Last week’s monsoon rains have not only caused displacement and heavy damage to property in different parts of the district, but also pushed tonnes of plastic waste into the Idukki hydel reservoir. The rising waters have pushed the plastic waste into the crevices of the …

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Report finds cloud seeding increased rain

Report finds cloud seeding increased rain

Process may have increased localised rain by over 27.9 per cent leading to increase in 2.5 tmcft of water: Evaluation panel Last year, there was visible scepticism when the State government, fearing another year of drought, initiated Project Varshadhare, a ₹35-crore cloud seeding programme. Though the monsoon picked up, perhaps …

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