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October 13, 2014

Hockey: Army XI ride on Aind’s hat-trick

Bangalore, Oct 13: An inspired Army XI struck telling blows in the last quarter with Chandan Aind achieving a hat-trick of penalty corner conversions to beat Air India 5-3 in Hockey Karnataka’s inaugural Bengaluru Cup All-India hockey tournament here Monday.The victory took Army XI’s tally to four points after three games in the five-team men’s competition and kept their hopes of qualifying for the final alive. Army XI forged ahead with a fourth minute goal by Arun Kumar but Air India, brimming with…

NBA: Kevin Durant out indefinitely with broken foot

Washington, Oct 13: Oklahoma City Thunder announced that four-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant has been sidelined indefinitely with a broken right foot.Durant will take a surgery for the break at the base of the small toe, which will normally take six to eight weeks of recovery time, reports Xinhua. The 26-year-old will possibly be out for at least the first six weeks of the upcoming NBA season, about 20 games or nearly a quarter of the season.

Cyclone claims 21 lives in Andhra, relief work begins

Visakhapatnam, Oct 13 (IANS) Cyclonic storm Hudhud claimed 21 lives, affected six lakh people and damaged over 6,000 houses in north coastal Andhra as the extent of destruction caused by it Sunday unfolded a day later. Relief operations began Monday on war footing.Visakhapatnam, the largest city in the state which bore the brunt of the fury, remained without electricity, communication and drinking water as almost the entire physical infrastructure collapsed due to the cyclone. The storm, which hit the coast near the port…

Syrian forces carry out airstrikes against rebels

Damascus, Oct 13 (IANS) The Syrian air force on Monday carried out as many as 40 airstrikes against rebel positions in central and northern Syria, a monitoring group reported.The air force conducted 15 airstrikes on rebel positions in the northern province of Idlib and at least 23 others on rebel targets in the central province of Hama, said the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which relies on a network of activists on the ground. Government troops have recently made progress against rebels in the…

Warships, nuclear submarines at Vizag naval base safe

Vishakhapatnam, Oct 13 (IANS) Cyclone Hudhud caused some devastation at the naval base here but the two nuclear submarines and all the warships berthed there are safe, navy sources said on Monday.The Indian Navy is assessing and repairing its base here, the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command, damaged by cyclonic storm. Sources said the nuclear-powered INS Chakra and the soon-to-be-ready nuclear-missile submarine INS Arihant are safe. The warships and other important vessels at the base have also not received any…
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