India thump New Zealand to celebrate 500th test in style


KANPUR, India India celebrated their 500th test in style when they overcame New Zealand's final dogged resistance with mesmeric spin and masterful swing to claim the series opener by 197 runs on Monday.

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Pakistan captain Misbah hopes bilateral ties with India will resume 5:09pm IST

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Bank of America to cut Asia investment banking jobs - sources 6:03pm IST

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG Bank of America is set to cut about two dozen investment banking jobs in Asia, including some top dealmakers, sources told Reuters, as a slowdown forces western banks to cut costs.

Kohli hails "priceless" Ashwin after Kanpur heroics 4:33pm IST

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SWIFT says bank hacks intensifying 6:31pm IST

GENEVA SWIFT, the system banks use to send payment instructions worth trillions of dollars each day, was hacked at least three times over the summer and cyber attacks on banks are set to intensify, the cooperative said on Monday.

Clinton and Trump to square off in highly anticipated debate 6:13pm IST

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