Published On: Sat, Dec 4th, 2010

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India New Zealand Cirket Series 2010

Gambhir leads India to series win over New Zealand

Stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir hit a second consecutive unbeaten century to lead India to a nine-wicket win and series victory against New Zealand with two one-day internationals to spare on Saturday.

Chasing a below-par 225-run target, the hosts achieved it with more than 10 overs to spare. Virat Kohli (63) swiped the winning runs with a massive six.

Nicolas Sarkozy arrives in India

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his celebrity wife Carla Bruni arrived here on Saturday morning on a four-day official visit to India aimed at expanding cooperation in defence, nuclear power, sustainable development and culture.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy Saturday backed India’s bid for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council and its fight against terrorism.

“India deserves a permanent seat in the Security Council,” Sarkozy said addressing over 500 scientists, captains of industry and students at the Indian Space Research Organisation here soon after landing on a four-day visit to the country.

CBI website defaced by ‘Pakistani Cyber Army’

In a major embarrassment, the website of premier investigating agency CBI was hacked tonight by programmers identifying themselves as “Pakistani Cyber Army”.

Hopeful of air-fares stabilising within a week: Praful Patel

Union civil aviation minister, Praful Patel, on Saturday said that he was hopeful of air-fares  which had risen astronomically in the last month, stabilising within a week.

“I am sure within a week you will find corrective action (fares stabilising) being taken (by airlines),” Patel told reporters here.

Patel also said that if remedial action was not taken by air-carriers, then the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DCGA) is empowered to take such action as would benefit travellers.



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