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March 6, 2018

India lose to Australia; almost out of race for Azlan Shah final

Ipoh (Malaysia), March 6: India almost moved out of the race to reach the final of the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament after losing 2-4 to reigning world champions Australia on Tuesday, thereby remaining winless in three matches so far here.Ramandeep Singh (52nd and 53rd minutes) scored twice for India after Australia were 4-0 up, thanks to Mark Knowles (28th minute, penalty stroke), Aran Zalewski (35th), Daniel Beale (41st) and Blake Govers (43rd, penalty corner) as the world No.1 side registered its third…

Novel blood test may detect Zika more accurately

New York, March 6 (IANS) A new blood test may extend the window of accurate detection from weeks to months after the onset of Zika infection, giving clinicians a powerful new tool to screen for Zika throughout pregnancy, a new study led by an Indian-orgin researcher suggests.Infection with Zika virus during pregnancy raises risk for neurodevelopmental problems in the offspring, including fetal microcephaly -- a condition in which a baby's head is significantly smaller than expected -- in at least one in ten pregnancies. The…

Sri Lanka ask India to bat in T20I tri-series opener

Colombo, March 6: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and opted to field against India in the opening match of the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tri-series here on Tuesday.Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar makes his T20I debut for India, being captained by Rohit Sharma. The teams: Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Kusal Perera (wicket-keeper), Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera,…

ISL: Tough contest on cards as Pune take on Bengaluru

Pune, March 6: Having secured a place among the coveted top four teams in the Indian Super League (ISL), it's time for FC Pune City and Bengaluru FC to lock horns in the first of the two-legged semi-finals at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Wednesday.While Bengaluru FC topped the league standings with consistent performances in their debut season, FC Pune City made history by making it to the playoffs for the first time. Both FC Pune City and Bengaluru FC play an eye-catching attacking…

Flora to play dancer in ‘Mere Sai’

Mumbai, March 6 : Actress Flora Saini, who has featured in films like "Begum Jaan" and "Dhanak", has been roped in to play the character of Suvarna -- a dancer -- in the show "Mere Sai". " "I am playing the role of Suvarna. She is a Lavani dancer. She will convince everyone to stand against Sai Baba. Later, Sai Baba will help her to be a good human being," Flora said in a statement."I always want to do roles that would let me dance, but I did not get that chance in the last…
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