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To Keep Your Place, Clear Beep Test

New Delhi: The Yo-Yo test which has been a part of the sporting world to test fitness of the athletes long before has generated considerable heat in recent times after experienced seniors cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina failed the endurance test, which served as one of the primary reasons for their ouster from the Sri Lanka tour. Ashwin, though, appears to have cleared the hurdle. 
 
Off-spinning all-rounder R. Ashwin has, according to sources, cleared the Yo-Yo fitness test on Wednesday last, that has been made mandatory for all cricketers ahead of India selection. Getting through this rather brutal physical examination means Ashwin will be available for the ODI series against New Zealand, beginning Oct. 22, and then the Test series versus Sri Lanka, starting November 16.
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Kazuo Ishiguro -- The Exquisite Novelist

New Delhi: Last week the British author behind books including Man Booker winner ‘The Remains of the Day’ was selected for this year’s Nobel award for literature.
 
The Nobel Prize for literature comes with a handsome prize money of 9m Swedish krona (£832,000). The prize is named after dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel and has been awarded since 1901 for achievements in science, literature and peace in accordance with his will.
 
Despite being among those tipped for the prize, whose previous winners include Seamus Heaney, Toni Morrison, Doris Lessing and Pablo Neruda; Ishiguro told a publication that he had been completely unprepared for the announcement and had even doubted at first if it was true.
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7 Ridiculous Women Specific Laws And The Countries That Enforce Them

New Delhi: The King of Saudi Arabia has recently decreed that women are allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, ending its status as the only country in the world where women were not allowed to do so. A ministerial body will be set up to give advice within 30 days and the royal order will be implemented by 24 June 2018.
Activists around the world and especially in Saudi Arabia have been overjoyed at the Kings decree; however, the conservatives in the country are dismayed. The conservatives’ opinion on the subject range from “They are too stupid to drive,” and “It will lead to more intermingling of the sexes.”

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It’s Navratra, Time To Dance On The Click Of Dandiya

New Delhi: Navratri, the festival of nine nights, celebrating the womanhood through the worship of Mother, is variously feted across the country. In the West, these nights are dedicated to Durga worship through the two dance forms of -- Dandiya Raas and Garba Raas. The origin of these dances can be traced back to the life of Lord Krishna.                              

Dandiya and Garba dances are performed in the honor of Goddess Durga and these dance forms stage the mock-fighting between the Goddess Durga and Mahishasura and also known as "the dance of swords".

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Consider Things Before You Ink!

New Delhi: Looking for tattoo designs to add to your style statement? Well, you’re not alone. Almost every other person in India and outside India has a tattoo embossed on his body. 
 
Gone are the days of inscribing stuff on stones and palm leaves, now, it’s on our skin, our bodies! Just like body piercing took the world by storm few years ago, modern simple tattooing has become a rage among youngsters of India. They just want to make these lovely tattoos a part of their bodies. And, all thanks to the growing popularity of tattooing amongst youngsters that it has involved into the most established art form in the country.