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Accused in Bhardwaj murder acquitted

New Delhi A Delhi court has acquitted all the nine accused persons in the murder case of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Deepak Bhardwaj, who was shot dead on March 26, 2013, by two men at his farmhouse in south Delhi’s Rajokri. During the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, Bhardwaj was one of the richest candidates, with a net worth of over ?603 crore.

Vikas, Pinki win gold as India finish boxing campaign with 16 medals at 13th SAG

Vikas Krishan (69kg) and Pinki Rani (51kg) guided India to six more gold medals as the Indian boxing contingent finished its campaign with 16 medals at the 13th South Asian Games here on Tuesday. In men’s category, Sparsh Kumar (52kg), Narender (+91kg) were the others who bagged the yellow metal, while women’s pugilists Sonia Lather (57kg) and Manju Bamboriya (64kg) also contributed to India’s gold medal tally as India won a rich haul of 12 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze in boxing event here.

MP raises concern over Haryana green cover in Parliament

Gurugram: Member of parliament of Rajya Sabha for Haryana, Kumari Selja, raised the issue of legal protection for the state’s forests and Aravalli regions during the zero hour session in Parliament on Tuesday. Selja also called for the formation of a task force dedicated to raising Haryana’s forest cover from the 3.5%, at present, to 5% by 2024, and 10% by 2030.

Not just Anaj Mandi: A look at 5 Delhi areas most vulnerable to fires

Dangling wires, cramped lanes and dozens of workers marching in and out in the need to earn livelihoods. The description that fits the Anaj Mandi area on central Delhi’s Rani Jhansi Road, where a fire killed 43 people on Sunday, is true for several pockets in the city where illegal factories, unsafe conditions and overcrowded quarters are making them ticking time bombs.

It’s an emotional moment: Azhar Ali on return of Test cricket to Pakistan

The return of Test cricket to Pakistani soil is an emotional occasion, captain Azhar Ali said on Tuesday but that will not come in the way of his team’s efforts to make amends for a disastrous tour of Australia. Pakistani players will play Test cricket at home after a gap of 10 years when they take on Sri Lanka in a two-Test series starting here on Wednesday. A 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team had led to a freeze on cricket in Pakistan, which has been playing its home matches on neutral venues.

India vs West Indies 3rd T20I Preview: Battle of equals in series-finale

India will have to address the many inadequacies laid bare by a resolute West Indies in the second T20 International when the two teams made up of power-hitters square off in what promises to be an enthralling series-finale here on Wednesday. The rubber is locked 1-1 after two-time world champions West Indies turned on the style in the second T20 International in Thiruvananthapuram following a Virat Kohli special in the lung-opener in Hyderabad.

The new Bharat is a different marketplace

“We are finally realising that brands that become too focused on the individual and the change payoff are actually falling off. Brands that are about rootedness and collectivism are the ones that are doing really well. The idea is to move forward basis our roots,” said Dheeraj Sinha, MD, India and Chief Strategy Officer, Leo Burnett – South Asia.

Ranji Trophy: Sorry for the interruption – It’s a dog, it’s a pig, no it’s a snake

First day jitters during Ranji Trophy openers are not unusual. But performance anxiety had nothing to do with the jitters triggered at Vijaywada’s Devineni Venkata Ramana Praneetha Ground on Monday. Having sent Andhra in to bat, defending champions Vidarbha were stalled in their tracks when a snake was found slithering its way across the ground. Play was held up for some time as it took eight members of the ground staff to force the reluctant reptile off the ground, making for quite an intriguing 13-second video that has gone viral on social media since morning.

Gurugram based SaaS company, O4S, raises an undisclosed amount in an extended pre-series A round

Gurugram, Haryana, India: O4S, a three-year-old Gurugram-based SaaS Company, has raised an undisclosed amount in an extended pre-series A funding by strategic investors. The company will use the funds to scale-up its product portfolio and business expansion in South-East Asia and the Middle East regions, O4S said in a statement. The investors include Amit Singhal, former head of Google search, Subhrakant Panda, CEO, MD at Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd, Siddharth Bhavnani, Founder at Antares Legal and Bikram Singh Bedi, President Strategy and New initiatives at Grofers.

India vs West Indies: WI once again winning battle of sixes

Power-hitting has been a natural recourse for West Indies batsmen in the shortest format. Two World Twenty20 trophies (2012 and 2016) in their cabinet are shining testaments to a proven style of playing power-packed cricket in the shortest format, something that also puts them second in the list of sixes hit (722), just behind New Zealand (733). West Indies will enter next year’s World Cup in Australia as defending champions, even if a current ranking (10th) does not properly reflect their ability of fulfilling one of T20 cricket’s most basic requirement—hitting sixes.