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June 2015

Rahane will gain valuable experience by leading India: Vengsarkar

Mumbai, June 30: Former India skipper and ex-chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar on Tuesday hailed batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who was named Indian team's captain for the Zimbabwe series, as a consistent performer who has come of age, and said he will gain valuable experience in his new role."It's good news. He will gain valuable experience leading India. I think he has come of age. It's an honour for a cricketer to lead the country. He's been playing very well and scored runs against all…

Pandit to be Mumbai Ranji coach, Rege chairman of selectors

Mumbai, June 30: Former India cricketer Chandrakant Pandit was on Tuesday selected as the coach of Mumbai Ranji team as well as head coach of the Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) indoor cricket academy.The MCA's Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) headed by MCA vice president, former India skipper, and ex-chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar appointed Pandit as the coach of Mumbai Ranji team and Milind Rege as chairman of selector of senior team. Vinod Raghvan, Kiran Powar, Prashant Shetty and Dinesh Lad were…

Federer and Nadal move into second round at Wimbledon

Wimbledon, June 30: Swiss Tennis ace Roger Federer and Spanish star Rafael Nadal stormed into the men's singles second round of Wimbledon by beating Damir Dzumhur and Thomaz Bellucci respectively on Tuesday.Federer was clinical in his Wimbledon opener, needing only 67 minutes to defeat Bosnia's Dzumhur 6-1, 6-3, 6-3. The World No. 2 hit 26 winners to 12 unforced errors and faced no break points during the contest. On his service games, Federer averaged no more than nine seconds between points. It was the…

N-talks extended to July 7

Washington, June 30 (IANS) The crucial talks on the contentious nuclear programme of Tehran between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers have been extended by one week to July 7, the US State Department said on Tuesday, according to the official Press TV."The P5+1 and Iran have decided to extend the measures under (2013 interim deal) until July 7 to allow more time for negotiations to reach a long-term solution," State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said on Tuesday, as a June 30 midnight deadline approached.…

Airbus to help develop India’s light combat aircraft

Paris, June 30 (IANS) European aerspace major Airbus has offered to help develop the Mark II version of India’s light combat aircraft (LCA MkII) and also set up a manufacturing hub in India.Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh told India Strategic (www.indiastrategic.in) on the sidelines of the just-concluded Paris Air Show that some preliminary discussions had been held with him by Airbus officials here and that a top level delegation of the conglomerate would be in New Delhi for discussions from July 1.…
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