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Last updated: Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:12:05 PM

Explosive Pollard fires Cobras to win
Johannesburg, Nov 3 (IANS/CMC) Power-hitter Kieron Pollard put aside his wrangling with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and players union, WIPA, to slam a typically scintillating unbeaten half-century as he helped propel Cape Cobras to a 14-run victory in the opening round of the Ram Slam Twenty20 League here.

Monday, November 03, 2014 10:02:13 AM

10 students killed in car accident in Egypt
Cairo, Nov 3 (IANS) Ten students were killed and four injured Sunday in a car accident in Upper Egypt's Sohag governorate, a media report said.

Monday, November 03, 2014 7:16:18 AM

Committed to ensuring safety, security of sea lanes: India to Mauritius
Port Louis, Nov 2 (IANS) As three Indian naval ships docked here, India Sunday told Mauritius that it is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the Indian Ocean sea lanes in cooperation with the island nation in order to safeguard their common national interests.

Sunday, November 02, 2014 11:44:03 PM

WIll always remain a steadfast friend, India assures Mauritius (Roundup)
Port Louis (Mauritius), Nov 2 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Sunday assured Mauritius that India will always remain "a steadfast friend and partner" as she paid tribute to the "girmitiyas", the nearly half a million Indians who arrived in the island to work as indentured labourers in the 19th century.

Sunday, November 02, 2014 9:26:12 PM

Misbah equals Viv's record for fastest Test century
Abu Dhabi, Nov 2 (IANS) Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq Sunday equalled the record for the fastest Test century, achieving the feat off 56 balls on the fourth day of the second cricket Test against Australia here Sunday.

Sunday, November 02, 2014 8:12:05 PM

Batra elected to FIH executive board
Marrakesh (Morocco), Nov 2 (IANS) Newly elected Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Batra was elected to the executive board of International Hockey Federation (FIH) at its two-day Ordinary Congress, which was titled 'Hockey Revolution Congress' and concluded here Sunday.

Sunday, November 02, 2014 6:56:21 PM

India assures Mauritius on bilateral tax treaty
Port Louis (Mauritius), Nov 2 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Sunday assured Mauritius Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam that India will not do anything that will adversely affect Mauritius's interests while reviewing the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA).

Sunday, November 02, 2014 6:06:15 PM

Kenyan army foils attack on navy camp, six killed
Nairobi, Nov 2 (IANS) The Kenyan military Sunday said it foiled an attempt to forcefully enter a navy camp in the coastal city of Mombasa, and shot dead six attackers.

Sunday, November 02, 2014 5:12:10 PM

India pays tribute to indentured labourers on 180th Aapravasi Diwas
Port Louis (Mauritius), Nov 2 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Sunday paid tribute to the 'girmitiyas', the nearly half a million Indians who arrived in Mauritius to work as indentured labourers in the 19th century, saying their sacrifice did not go in vain as they went on to become the architects of a resurgent and confident new Mauritius.

Sunday, November 02, 2014 4:22:09 PM

Mauritius' Aapravasi Ghat: Remembering the pain of half a million Indian workers
Port Louis (Mauritius), Nov 2 (IANS) A flight of 14 steps on which the first batch of 36 Indians climbed after they landed on Mauritian soil on Nov 2, 1834 to work as indentured labourers still stands. The steps, on which almost half a million Indians climbed over the next 80 years at the Aapravasi Ghat here, are a symbolic reminder of the British Empire's 'Great Experiment' - using "free" labour to replace slaves to work in their sugar plantations.

Sunday, November 02, 2014 3:02:16 PM

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