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India cotton exports to drop as pink bollworms eat crop

India is likely to export nearly one-fifth less cotton than previously estimated as pink bollworms are set to eat into the south Asian country's output which was expected to hit a record, industry officials told Reuters on Thursday.

Sensex edges up; Bonds slip, IT stocks gain

Indian shares edged higher on Thursday, extending gains to a sixth straight session as IT firms advanced while bonds slid, sending the benchmark 10-year yield up as much as 6 basis points after oil prices hit a two-year high.

Cricket: Cummins grabs breakthrough after England dominate

Australia paceman Pat Cummins bowled Mark Stoneman in the final over before tea to end his stubborn partnership with James Vince as England moved to 128 for two on the first day of the series-opening Ashes test in Brisbane on Thursday.