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Pisces Horoscope Today: A Day of Spiritual Well-being and Inspiration – February 3, 2024 | – Times of India

For Pisces (February 19 - March 20), February 3rd, 2024, envelops you in a wave of creativity and emotional depth, resonating with your sign's intuitive and artistic nature. The planets align in a manner that deepens your connection to the unseen realms of imagination and spirituality, urging you to explore the boundaries of your creative and emotional capabilities. Today, the universe invites you to dive into the depths of your soul, to uncover hidden treasures of insight and inspiration.Your general outlook is one of introspection and sensitivity, as Neptune, your ruling planet, enhances your natural empathy and connection to the universal consciousness. This is a day for artistic expression, spiritual exploration, and emotional renewal. Whether through painting, music, writing, or me...
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Aquarius, Horoscope Today, February 3, 2024: Unleash creativity and vision for a better tomorrow – Times of India

For Aquarius (January 20 - February 18), February 3rd, 2024, sparkles with innovation and the pursuit of communal and personal ideals, aligning with your sign's affinity for progressiveness and humanitarianism. The celestial energies of the day inspire you to think outside the box and to envision new possibilities not just for yourself but for the greater good. Today, the universe encourages you to engage with your community, share your visionary ideas, and work collaboratively towards a brighter future.Your general outlook is one of optimism and a desire to make a meaningful impact. Uranus, your ruling planet, fuels your inventive spirit and your commitment to change and progress. This is a day to champion causes you believe in, to use your voice and platform to advocate for change, an...
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Capricorn, Horoscope Today, February 3, 2024: Nurture relationships and career goals | – Times of India

For Capricorn (December 22 - January 19), February 3rd, 2024, embodies a day of reflection on achievements and setting the groundwork for future ambitions, resonating with your sign's dedication to goals and structure. The planetary alignment emphasizes the importance of discipline and responsibility, urging you to evaluate your progress and to plan your next steps with precision and pragmatism.Today, the universe invites you to balance your ambitious drive with mindfulness, ensuring that your path forward is not only successful but also fulfilling.Your general outlook is one of determination and focus, as Saturn, your ruling planet, reinforces your innate sense of duty and commitment to your goals. This is a day for strategic planning, for setting intentions that align with your long-t...
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Sagittarius, Horoscope Today, February 3, 2024: Embrace the spirit of exploration and learning today – Times of India

For Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21), February 3rd, 2024, sparks with the promise of adventure and the pursuit of knowledge, aligning with your sign's innate love for freedom and exploration. The stars encourage you to expand your horizons, both literally and metaphorically, urging you to seek out new experiences that broaden your understanding of the world and yourself. Today, the universe invites you to embrace the journey of learning, whether through travel, study, or engaging with cultures and philosophies different from your own.Your general outlook is one of optimism and a thirst for adventure, as Jupiter, your ruling planet, fuels your desire for growth and expansion. This is a day to be bold and to step out of your comfort zone, exploring new paths that promise to enrich ...
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Shamar Joseph rekindles the embers of an old sporting dynasty

Men have a strange equation with their lacrimal glands. They would rather blink hard than cry. It could be social conditioning ever since those hunting days of yore when dark caves and a warm fire were the only luxuries that mankind knew. The tear ducts are often wrongly deemed a vestigial remnant by the male half of the species and then you have those wretched tropes like men don’t cry. Yet last Sunday, many men across the cricketing globe, despite being in denial, found some moisture seeping into their eyes. For those under the camera’s relentless gaze, especially cricketing stars like Brian Lara and Carl Hooper now doubling up as commentators, there was no place to hide. Lara’s eyes brimmed while Aussie great Adam Gilchrist held him tight and Hooper strode towards a wall, trying to c...
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Ranji Trophy | Rohit spell helps Hyderabad dismiss Mizoram cheaply

On cloud nine: Rohit is delighted after sending back Mizoram’s Ralte caught behind. | Photo Credit: V.V. Subrahmanyam The Hyderabad bowlers came up with a fine performance to dismiss Mizoram for a paltry 199. The batters then followed it up by scoring 120 for one at close on the first day of the four-day Ranji Trophy Plate Group league match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Friday.Opting to bat, the Mizoram batters failed to come good against a bowling attack which stuck to a decent line and length. Pacer Karthikeya Kak struck the first blow when he dismissed Vanlal Hruaia in the 11th over. Part-time off-spinner Rohit Rayudu was the leading wicket-taker with four wickets with three of them coming in the three overs just before the tea break. It was a perfect example of how to bowl t...
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Ranji Trophy | Jyotsnil notches up a brisk, unbeaten century

Hitting out: Jyotsnil’s knock has been studded with some big shots. | Photo Credit: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR Delhi’s limited bowling resources stood exposed once again as Baroda moved to a position of strength at 202 for one on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy league match here. Opener Jyotsnil Singh smashed an unbeaten 124 and added 199 runs for the ongoing second-wicket stand with Shashwat Rawat (batting 71) to offset the cheap dismissal of Kinit Patel. On Saturday, Delhi could find it tough to contain the Baroda batters. Asked to bat after a delayed start due to poor visibility and wet outfield, Baroda kept Delhi at bay on Friday. Ishant Sharma, who plays only home games these days, bowled Patel in the third over. Thereafter, it was the Baroda duo all the way. Milestone Jyotsnil, w...
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Horoscope Today, February 3, 2024: Aries – Optimism, Love, and Professional Success | – Times of India

On February 3rd, 2024, Aries, the stars beckon you to embrace a day filled with potential and vibrancy. As the sun rises, casting its first light, your spirit is ignited with an energy that propels you forward in every aspect of your life. Today, the universe encourages you to blend your innate courage with a touch of diplomacy, especially in situations that demand patience.Your general outlook is one of optimism, as Jupiter's influence expands your horizons, urging you to explore new ideas and philosophies that can enrich your understanding of the world. This exploration is not just intellectual but also deeply personal, leading you to question and refine your beliefs and attitudes.In the realm of love and relationships, the celestial dance between Venus and Mars creates a harmonious b...
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Ranji Trophy | Sachin Baby comes to the rescue again for Kerala

Familiar scenes: Sachin Baby walked in when the score was at four for two and quickly got to work. | Photo Credit: PTI The recurring theme of the season was played out again in the morning by Kerala — the loss of the toss, early wickets and a customary Sachin Baby rescue act. However, for a change, Sachin Baby (91) wasn’t alone in the revival act as he found willing partners in Rohan Prem (54) and captain Sanju Samson (57 batting) and the trio took Kerala to a position of comfort (219 for four) at the end of the truncated opening day’s play against Chhattisgarh at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium here on Friday.Samson didn’t have much luck with the toss as he lost it again for the third time this season. There was help for Chhattisgarh opening bowlers who made the b...
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From Beed to Bloemfontein: Named after Tendulkar, Sachin Dhas scores a century on his father’s birthday

A couple of years ago, while playing an invitational U-19 tournament in Pune, the organisers were amazed by the six-hitting prowess of Sachin Dhas and checked the bat’s size to ensure that he was not cheating.“He is not a muscular guy and back then he was not this tall as well. So him hitting big sixes caught the attention of the organisers and they checked the width of his bat. After a few minutes, they cleared him but they were in shock,” Sachin Dhas’ coach Sheikh Azhar narrates the story to the Indian Express. Cut to the present, Dhas, who will turn 19 on Saturday, scored a match-winning 116 as India trounced Nepal by 132 runs at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein and secured their semifinal spot in the U-19 World Cup. Before Friday, Dhas had never played more than 20 balls in an inning i...
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India thrash Nepal by 132 runs to storm into Under-19 World Cup semis | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sachin Dhas and skipper Uday Saharan terrific tons were followed by all-round show from the bowlers as India hammered Nepal by 132 runs in their final Super Six game to enter the ICC Under-19 World Cup semifinals in Bloemfontein on Friday. With the easy win against the neighbours, India maintained their unbeaten run in the tournament and will next face hosts South Africa in the knock-out clash at Benoni on Tuesday.Dhas (116, 101 balls) and Saharan (100, 107 balls), who added 215 off 202 balls, lifted India from a tricky 62/3 to a formidable 297/5 after they opted to bat first. The tournament favourites, who now have eight points, then limited the Himalayan nation to 165 for nine.However, Nepal made a rather strong start to their chase reaching 65 for 1 in the 14th over before...
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ICC Under-19 World Cup | India thrashes Nepal to storm into semifinal

Contrasting hundreds by Sachin Dhas and skipper Uday Saharan were the twin pillars on which India built their commanding 132-run win over Nepal in their final Super Six Group 1 match, which also carried them to the semifinals of the ICC Under-19 World Cup semifinals in Bloemfontein on February 2.Dhas (116, 101 balls) and Saharan (100, 107 balls), who added 215 off 202 balls, lifted India from a tricky 62/3 to a formidable 297/5 after they opted to bat first.The tournament favourites, who now have eight points, then limited the Himalayan nation to 165 for nine and in the semis, India are all set to face South Africa at Benoni on Tuesday.However, Nepal made a rather strong start to their chase reaching 65 for 1 in the 14th over before they fell headlong, losing six wickets for a mere 12 r...
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Davis Cup: India’s best is World No. 461, Pakistan’s World No. 1681

A huge rankings mismatch between the two sides and a venue with capacity to accomodate 500 fans has taken the shine off the rare Indian team’s tour of Pakistan. While the attention-grabbing aspect of this tie may be the frosty sporting relations between the two countries, India will hope to ride their status as heavy favourites to go back into World Group 1.Following tough ties against Casper Ruud-led Norway and Holger Rune-led Denmark, India found themselves in the humbling position of being demoted to World Group 2, but favourable ties against lower-ranked Morocco at home, and now Pakistan away, should give them a chance to go back up one division. The Indian team does not feature either Sumit Nagal – fresh off a confidence-boosting second-round finish at the Australian Open – or Sasi...
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Wrestling Nationals: ‘If WFI strengthens akhada system, then India can produce more world-class wrestlers’

Prem Chand Lochab, the secretary of the Railway Sports Promotion Board is also the Secretary General of the suspended Wrestling Federation of India. Lochab had the support of wrestlers when he threw his hat in the ring for the WFI polls. In Jaipur, Lochab spoke to The Indian Express on two nationals being held back-to-back, the changes needed in the WFI, and how the country can continue to produce world-class wrestlers. Excerpts from the interview: The Railway Sports Promotion Board is hosting the senior nationals two days after the WFI’s. Where does this leave wrestlers? At these nationals, wrestlers will get medals and certificates that are valid, and then job opportunities open up for them too. The Olympics are around the corner and wrestlers were waiting for these nationals. We didn...
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Wrestling: At the ‘official’ Nationals in Jaipur, a wedding-like lunch spread, hotels for grapplers and hope for a clearer future

Not far from the competition venue of the Senior National Wrestling Championships here, under a large shamiana, is a lavish buffet spread at lunchtime. There is a well-stocked non-veg counter and also a salad station. Earlier the participants were escorted to the hotel by officials who were there to receive them at the airport or railway station. Few days back another wrestling ‘Nationals’ was held at Pune, it was organised by the president of the suspended WFI Sanjay Singh, a loyalist of the erstwhile president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh who faces sexual harassment charges against him. The Sports Ministry had called it illegal. At Pune wrestlers had to go hungry as there were no eating options at the venue and among the ‘reception party’ at the venue were an army of mosquitoes. The Jaip...
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India vs England: Flailing front-leg, trailing back-leg spell doom for Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer

Two of India’s brightest young talents are wading through a gorge of darkness. Both Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill batted on Friday as though clutched with doubts and fears, fighting imagined demons on the pitch and in their mind, every passing ball firming up the belief that they would better take some time off the game, fix their flaws and begin anew. Every step they take seem to push them further down the slope, every supposed stride to redemption makes them look sillier. Shreyas’s latest jailbreak attempt at liberation was shuffling to the leg-side and attempting to flat-bat James Anderson, whose medium-paced bouncers were enough to induce doubts and chart alternative paths. It was all the more baffling because Shreyas was dealing his bouncers, the slow pitch sapping much of its heat...
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Ranji Trophy | Prabhudessai scores a century to help Goa to a decent total

File photo of Suyash Prabhudessai. | Photo Credit: K Bhagya Prakash Suyash Prabhudessai swept and reverse-swept his way to his fifth first-class century (104, 192b, 17x4) before Goa lost its last five wickets for just eight runs to be bowled out for 241 against Tamil Nadu on day one of the elite Group-C match in the fifth round of the Ranji Trophy at the Goa Cricket Association (GCA) Academy ground in Porvorim on February 2.Opting to bat, Goa lost its opener Ishaan Gadekar, to Sandeep Warrier, off the third ball of the match.Manthan Khutkar’s dismissal was nicely set up. Warrier, bowling shorter from over the wicket, had a short leg and captain Sai Kishore at short cover for the last two balls of the ninth over. In the first ball of his next over, Warrier switched to bowl from around t...
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IND vs ENG second Test | Rohit Sharma as my first wicket is special, says Shoaib Bashir

February 02, 2024 09:20 pm | Updated February 03, 2024 07:15 am IST - VISAKHAPATNAM England’s Shoaib Bashir bowls during day one of the second Test match against India in Visakhapatnam on February 2, 2024 | Photo Credit: Getty Images Shoaib Bashir had been in the news for all the wrong reasons. On Friday, he hit the headlines for the right reasons. The 20-year-old England off-spinner, who had to return home from the team base of Abu Dhabi to sort out his visa issues while his teammates left for India, made a promising debut in the second Test here. His first wicket was that of the India captain Rohit Sharma and he also took the wicket of Axar Patel late in the day, to add to India’s woes. After bowling more overs than anybody else in the England attack, he said Rohit’s wicket was very...
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IND vs ENG second Test | Rajat Patidar feels the wait for his chance was worth it

February 02, 2024 09:15 pm | Updated February 03, 2024 07:14 am IST - VISAKHAPATNAM Rajat Patidar in action on day 1 of the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam on February 2, 2024 | Photo Credit: ANI A spectacular Test debut it wasn’t, but Rajat Patidar showed why the selectors and the team management put faith in him. He batted well for his 32 and put on 70 important runs for the fourth wicket with Yashasvi Jaiswal, the star on the opening day of the second Test against England. “It was a dream-come-true moment for me,” the 30-year-old said at a press conference. “I didn’t feel any pressure as I have played a lot of games in domestic cricket on this track. Yes, I slept well last night. It was normal for me.” He came into the Test after scoring a couple of hundreds against En...
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Guide to Water Signs in Astrology | Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces | – Times of India

Water signs, which are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, bring a thoughtful and emotional vibe to the zodiac. Let's take a closer look at what makes them special.Cancer:Cancer friends are caring who always want to make sure you're doing okay. Think of them as friends who bring you food when you're not feeling great. They like being at home, surrounded by comfy things.Cancer folks can easily switch between different thoughts and activities, and if you become their friend, it's like having a friend forever. Loyalty is their strong suit.Scorpio:Scorpios might seem a bit intense at first, giving off a mysterious vibe. But once you get to know them, they become super reliable friends. They understand people well and can be strong if they feel hurt. Brave and always there for their friends, Scorpi...