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Virat Kohli lends support to day-night Tests

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Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli has hailed Australia and New Zealand for agreeing to play an official day-night Test. Kohli believes that the Test played with a pink ball under lights is a ‘big step towards changing something in Test cricket’. New Zealand and Australia will play a day-night Test at Adelaide from November 27.

Rupee gains as exporters, banks sell US dollar

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Rupee recovered about 8 paise to trade at Rs 66.39 against dollar on account of fresh selling of the dollar by exporters and banks. However, a lower opening in equity markets capped the gain. On the global front, the dollar hovered near 8-month high against a basket of currencies as Turkey shot down Russian plane near Syrian border.

Growth in foreign tourist arrivals at a 3-year low

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The Modi government’s move to hard sell India as a hot tourism destination is yet to show results. According to the Tourism Ministry, growth in foreign tourists coming to India is only at 4% (till October) compared to 2014, where the foreign tourist arrivals were at 9.6% for the same period, which is the slowest in last 3 years.

Dominos makes it easier to order pizza

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Feel lazy to place an order each time you have a pizza craving? Dominos will help you with its new ‘Limited Edition Easy Button’. You have to link the button to the Domino’s app; keep your usual pizza order, delivery and payment information saved. Every time you push the button, it will link to your phone via Bluetooth and place an order!

Egypt: Car bomb kills 3 at hotel housing judges

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A car bomb exploded outside a hotel housing election judges in Sinai, Egypt, killing at least three people and injuring 14. A suicide bomber tried to drive a car bomb into the hotel before security opened fire on him, causing the car to explode. At least one cop was killed and two judges were injured. No group has claimed the attack yet.

Shaking hands, hugging Lalu is not okay: Anna

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Social activist Anna Hazare said it was ‘good’ he had left Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s company as it was ‘not okay’ to shake hands and hug RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. Hazare added he would have been ‘facing a similar predicament’ if he had stayed with Kejriwal. The AAP chief had defended the embrace, saying it had been initiated by Yadav.

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