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Netflix, local rival Hotstar to censor content in India – sources

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Netflix Inc and home-grown rival Hotstar plan to adopt self-regulation guidelines for content streamed on their platforms in India in an effort to prevent potential government censorship, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson India has film and TV certification bodies that moderate public content but the country‚Äôs laws currently do not mandate any censorship of content on online streaming platforms. But global video streaming…

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India women: First female climbs sacred mountain

Image copyright Dhanya Sanal Image caption Dhanya Sanal was the first woman to scale the peak A woman has climbed a mountain in India, where only men were allowed until now for religious reasons. Dhanya Sanal’s ascent to the summit of Agasthyakoodam in southern Kerala state came after a court ruling in November. Local tribespeople oppose women climbing it because of its statue of a Hindu sage associated with celibacy. Ms Sanal, 38, told the BBC she had not been stopped by locals or protesters. Campaigners say it’s a victory…

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Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul banned by India over Koffee with Karan comments

Rahul and Pandya were part of the India squad on the tour of Australia Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been suspended by India’s cricket board (the BCCI) after their comments about women on a television show. The ban is with immediate effect and the pair have been told to return home from the tour of Australia to explain themselves. The decision was taken even though both had apologised. The BCCI said “an enquiry and proceedings will be made against them for misconduct and indiscipline”. Pandya, 25, and Rahul, 26,…

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Australia v India: Rohit Sharma century in vain as Australia win opening ODI

Richardson took four wickets, including dismissing India captain Virat Kohli One-day international, Sydney Cricket Ground: Australia 288-5 (50 overs): Handscomb 73, Khawaja 59 India 254-9 (50 overs): Sharma 133, Dhoni 51, Richardson 4-26 Australia win by 34 runs Scorecard Rohit Sharma’s 133 off 129 balls was not enough to prevent India from going 1-0 down in the three-match one-day series against Australia in Sydney. The India opener hit 10 fours and six sixes in a sparkling knock but his side fell 34 runs short. Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja and Shaun…

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Australia v India: Virat Kohli praises team after first Test series win in Australia

India first began touring Australia in 1947-48 Fourth Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day five) India 622-7 dec: Pujara 193, Pant 159*, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4-178 Australia 300 & 6-0: (Harris 79, Labuschagne 38, Yadav 5-99) Match drawn Scorecard Virat Kohli says captaining India to their first Test series victory in Australia is the “proudest” moment of his career. The 2-1 series win was confirmed when the fifth day of the fourth Test in Sydney was washed out by rain and the match was drawn. “I’ve never been more proud of…

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India scientists dismiss Einstein theories

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An Indian scientist has said Einstein’s theories were “misleading” Indian scientists have hit out at speakers at a major science conference for making irrational claims. Some academics at the annual Indian Science Congress, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had dismissed the discoveries of Issac Newton and Albert Einstein. They had also said ancient Hindus had invented stem cell research. Hindu mythology and religion based theories have increasingly become part of the Indian Science Congress agenda. But academics said remarks at this year’s ongoing…

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Australia v India: Hosts face battle to save final Test after follow-on

Usman Khawaja and Marcus Harris only had to survive four overs of the second innings before the weather intervened Fourth Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day four) India 622-7 dec: Pujara 193, Pant 159*, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4-178 Australia 300 (Harris 79, Labuschagne 38, Yadav 5-99) & 6-0 India lead by 316 runs Scorecard Australia face a final-day battle to save the final Test after being forced to follow on by India in Sydney. The hosts resumed on 236-6 in reply to India’s 622-7 but lost Pat Cummins to the sixth…

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Australia v India: Tourists in control as hosts struggle with bat once again

Kuldeep Yadav (second left) took 3-71 on the third day of the final Test against Australia Fourth Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day three) India 622-7 dec: Pujara 193, Pant 159*, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4-178 Australia 236-6: Harris 79, Labuschagne 38, Yadav 3-71 India lead by 386 runs Scorecard Australia’s batsmen struggled once again before bad light halted play on the third day of the final Test against India in Sydney. The hosts, resuming on 24-0, played patiently in the morning session, with opener Marcus Harris making 79. However, Harris was…

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Australia v India: Pujara & Pant keep tourists on course for historic series win

Pant scored his second Test century as India built an imposing first innings total Fourth Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day two) India 622-7 Pujara 193, Pant 159*, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4-178 Australia 24-0 Harris 19*, Khawaja 5* Scorecard India remain on course for a first series win in Australia after dominating day two of the fourth and final Test in Sydney. The tourists lead the series 2-1 and declared their first innings on 622-7. Cheteshwar Pujara was finally out for 193, while Rishabh Pant hit his second Test century in…

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Australia v India: Cheteshwar Pujara scores century as tourists dominate first day

Pujara has 458 runs in the series Fourth Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day one) India 303-4 Pujara 130*, Agarwal 77, Hazlewood 2-51 Scorecard Cheteshwar Pujara scored his third century of the series as India took control on day one of the fourth and final Test against Australia. The 30-year-old, who scored 123 in the first Test and 106 in the third, finished the day on 130 not out as the tourists closed on 303-4 in Sydney. Mayank Agarwal hit 77 after India lost KL Rahul in the second over. Hanuma…

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