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22 October, 2017 1:55 PM Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sweeps to resounding victory in Japan vote

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding victory in a snap election today, winning a mandate to harden his already hawkish stance on North Korea and re-energise the world's number-three economy. Abe's conservative coalition was on track to win 311 seats in the 465-seat parliament, according to a projection published by private broadcaster 23

21 October, 2017 2:33 PM Asia Cup Hockey 2017 Live: India Lead 4-0 vs Pakistan In 4th Quarter

India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup Hockey 2017 Live Updates: India will aim to continue their good show as they face arch foes Pakistan. India will aim to continue their good show as they face arch foes Pakistan in their last second-round clash with at least a point needed to guarantee their position in the final of the Asia Cup hockey tournament. India have sailed 15

21 October, 2017 7:30 AM Zimbabwe vs Windies, 1st Test, Day 1

Pitch Report: "It looks a fairly even surface, There's no live grass. The pitches here tend to be good batting surfaces. I won't be surprised if it swings early today. It's a bat-first pitch," says Ian Bishop on air. UPDATE: Tristan Holme, who is at the venue, relays this piece of good news. "The good news is that the covers are now being rolled back so we should 27

21 October, 2017 5:28 AM Strong typhoon nears southern Japan a day before election

Heavy rain and powerful winds are expected to lash large areas of Japan on Sunday as a strong typhoon sweeps ashore, possibly hindering voter turnout in a national election. Typhoon Lan was classified as an intense Category 4 storm on Saturday, with winds of up to 250 km/h (156 mph), according to the Tropical Storm Risk web site. By midday, it was south 24

20 October, 2017 6:32 PM Pollution soars in many cities, but Delhi breathes a little better than last year

NEW DELHI: Air quality deteriorated after Diwali fireworks in many cities including Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad, but favourable weather and muted use of crackers made the morning-after easier on the lungs, particularly in the National Capital Region, which was certainly polluted but not as alarmingly as last year. The good news for Delhi is that carbon 40

20 October, 2017 6:31 PM A mountain of savouries for Govardhana Puja

A 220 kg cake and other culinary delights in the shape of a hill was the hallmark of the Govardhana Puja at the ISKCON temple at Jayanagar, on Friday. The festival began with Tulasi Puja followed by gau puja or the worship of cows as part of Deepavali and Balipadyami celebrations. This was followed by the Govardhana Puja or the worship of the Govardhana 27

20 October, 2017 4:23 PM Delhi pollution bursts at the seams

Despite ban on fireworks sales, the evening after Deepavali saw the capital record its worst air quality Despite a ban on the sale of crackers, the evening after Deepavali saw the Delhi record its sharpest dip in air quality this year. Air quality plummeted to ‘severe’, the worst rating on the air quality index (AQI), according to the Central Pollution 29

20 October, 2017 2:16 PM Rahul Gandhi's masterclass: How to troll Narendra Modi on Twitter and win followers

In a single tweet, Rahul poured scorn on several Modi catchphrases, about being a watch guard; about neither eating (taking bribes) nor letting anyone eat. As early as September last year, while campaigning in Uttar Pradesh, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi spoke exclusively to this correspondent on his tour bus. He was talking about how the much-vaunted 45

20 October, 2017 12:54 PM Congress didn't allow me to redevelop Kedarnath after 2013 floods: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a visit to the revered shrine of Kedarnath, on Friday attacked the Congress party for rejecting his proposal in June 2013 when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat for redevelopment of the Uttarakhand shrine that was badly damaged in the massive flash floods. Addressing a public meeting after offering prayers at the Kedarnath 37

20 October, 2017 8:19 AM Heavy rain lashes Gangetic West Bengal, Indian Met department says more in store

KOLKATA: A depression over Bay of Bengal caused heavy overnight rain in parts of Gangetic West Bengal, with the Met department forecasting more downpour, raising the possibility of a flood-like situation in the coastal areas. The depression lay centred over coastal Odisha about 25 km west of Chandbali at 5.30 am today, the Met office said. The system 32