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3rd Test: South Africa thrash Pakistan by 107 runs, seal series sweep

Duanne Olivier sparked a Pakistan collapse as South Africa completed a series clean sweep with a 107-run win on the fourth day of the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Monday. Starting the day on 153 for three, Pakistan lost their remaining seven wickets for 120 runs to be bowled out for 273. Source: HT

Drugs worth Rs 5.78 crores seized in Manipur by Assam Rifles, 1 arrested

In a major bust, Assam Rifles troopers apprehended one alleged smuggler carrying 1,44,000 party drug popularly known as WY (World is Yours) tablets and 732 grams of brown sugar worth Rs 5.78 crores during a routine checking at Khudengthabi post in Tengnoupal, about 90 km south of the state capital on Sunday. Source: HT

Have no hesitation in backing Rahul Gandhi as next prime minister’, says former PM HD Deve Gowda

Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, the Janata Dal (Secular) patriarch, has started yet another election campaign in his six-decade-long political career. He spoke to Venkatesha Babu and Vikram Gopal about the Union government’s schemes, a united Opposition, the improvement he has seen in Congress president Rahul Gandhi, and how his focus will remain on Karnataka ahead of the 2019 general elections. Source: HT

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Farmers need their dues, not doles from the treasury

That farm loan waivers are politically essential for 2019, but are neither sufficient nor curative for the current agrarian distress is a no brainer. The legendary farmer leader, Sharad Joshi, argued that farmers are no economic offenders and hence mafi (pardon) is an unethical coinage. He argued for Karjamukti (freedom from indebtedness) because the Indian State with its devious laws has inflicted chronic bankruptcy, suicides and forced migration on the farmer. Hence farmers have huge dues from the government. This really makes a case for return of ill-gotten wealth to farmers. Source: HT

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