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Spinner Ashwin receives Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy

Dharamsala: India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin received Garfield Sobers Trophy for being named the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year. “It has been a great honour to be named by the ICC for two top awards and it is dreamlike to actually receive them here,” said Ashwin, who had finished 2015 as the No. 1 ranked Test bowler in the world, a

I-T identifies 1155 firms 'used' for money laundering

Chennai: The Income Tax department has identified 1155 shell companies which were used as conduits to launder money amounting to Rs 13,300 crore during three years to March 2016. Minister of State for Finance, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, said investigations conducted by the I-T department have led to identification of number of entities which existed and operated only in form but not in substance. These entities were used as conduits for non-genuine

Samsung faces 'biggest test' with Galaxy S8 launch

Seoul: The world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung will unveil its latest flagship, the Galaxy S8, today in New York as it seeks to move on from last year’s humiliating recall crisis. Samsung Electronics was forced to discontinue the Galaxy Note 7, originally intended to compete with Apple’s iPhone, after a chaotic recall that saw replacement devices also catching fire. The debacle cost the South Korean company billions in lost profit and hammered

Iranians, engines of US university research, wait in limbo

Boston: Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into US graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban, potentially derailing research projects and leaving some science programs scrambling to find new students. With admission season still in full swing, 25 of America’s largest research universities have already sent more than 500 acceptance letters to students from the six affected countries,

Order placed: Flipkart to buy Snapdeal

Chennai: In what could make it India’s biggest e-commerce merger, reports indicate that online retailer Snapdeal will merge with its biggest rival Flipkart. As per reports, Japanese giant SoftBank is ensembling a possible merger between the two. ‘SoftBank is likely to invest up to $1.5 billion in the merged entity by picking up primary and secondary shares, giving it around 15 per cent in the Flipkart-Snapdeal combine. The deal may

Deodhar Trophy: Pandey powers India B against TN

Visakhapatnam: Manish Pandey struck a century as India B sealed a place in the final of the Deodhar Trophy after quelling a spirited challenge from Tamil Nadu by 32 runs, here yesterday. While Pandey’s innings of 104 stood out, Shikhar Dhawan (50) and Axar Patel (51) too came up with handy knocks to help India B put on board a challenging 316 for eight in 50 overs. Tamil Nadu came

Young shuttlers make India proud at Israel Open 2017

Mumbai: Shuttlers Purva Barve and Varun Kapur handed India double-delight by winning their respective age group sections in the Li Ning-Israel Open 2017. The tournament was held at the Sports Hall, Rishon LeZion in Israel. Both Pune-based Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy (NKBA) cadets made short work of their rivals and won one-sided final encounters, a media release issued here said. Ranked No. 70 in the world, Purva, the fourth-seed in