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Horoscope Today, February 5, 2024: Read your daily astrological predictions – Times of India

Read today's horoscope, February 5, 2024. Today we'll be taking a closer look at what the stars have in store for each of the 12 zodiac signs. Our astrologer has analyzed the movements of the planets and the alignment of the stars to bring you the most accurate and up-to-date horoscope predictions for the day ahead. Whether you're looking for guidance on love, career, or simply a heads up on what to expect, this has got you covered. Let's dive in to see what the cosmos have in store for you today.AriesToday, you are blessed by moon, which make you happy. You are polite with the people around you. You may take some difficult decisions in the business, with the help of your family members. You are likely to get a big order with the help of your communication skills, which may increase in ...
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Ranji Trophy | Sai Kishore, Ajith put TN on the cusp of win

Spin twins: Ajith (in picture) and Kishore shared the spoils as Goa folded for a paltry total. File | Photo Credit: R. Ragu S. Prasanna Venkatesan PORVORIM Left-arm spinners Ajith Ram (four for 36) and Sai Kishore (four for 82) helped Tamil Nadu bowl out Goa for 168 in its second innings on day three of the elite Group-C match in the fifth round of the Ranji Trophy at the Goa Cricket Association (GCA) Academy ground here on Sunday.Centurion in the first innings, Goa opener Suyash Prabhudessai top-scored with 79 (183b, 6x4). He engaged in a 59-run third-wicket partnership with Krishnamurthy Siddharth (32, 55b, 4x4, 1x6), and that was the only frustrating part for Tamil Nadu on the day.Pacer M. Mohammed had two close leg-before shouts against Prabhudessai, and seemed to trouble him, just...
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If they get 600, we were going to go for it: James Anderson reveals chat with Brendon McCullum

English pacer James Anderson made it clear that England will go all hell for leather when they come out to bat against India in a chase of 399 on Monday, the 4th day of the Test. “The chat last night from the coach (Brendon McCullum) was that if they get 600, we were going to go for it. It makes it very clear to everyone that we will try to do it tomorrow. I know there are 180 overs left in the game, but we will try to do it in 60 or 70. That’s the way we play, and we saw that tonight with Rehan (Ahmed) going out and playing his shots,” Anderson said. “He wanted to get out there and chase those runs down, even tonight. We have set our stall out, tomorrow will be no different, we will play the same way we have (played) the last two years. Whether we win or lose, it’s not relevant because...
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Premier League: Callum Hudson-Odoi stunner earns Forest draw at 10-man Bournemouth | Football News – Times of India

A fantastic strike from Callum Hudson-Odoi earned struggling Nottingham Forest a welcome point in a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday.Former Chelsea forward Hudson-Odoi scored with a curling shot from outside the box following a well-drilled Forest free-kick routine in first-half stoppage time to draw his side level after they fell behind to an early Bournemouth goal.Bournemouth started brightly, taking the lead from a Lloyd Kelly corner in the fifth minute, with Justin Kluivert firing the hosts in front from point-blank range after latching on to Luis Sinisterra's knock on.Bournemouth were reduced to 10 men in the 84th minute of a scrappy second half, when substitute Philip Billing was shown a straight red card for a nasty foul on Hudson-Odoi, but Forest could not...
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After helping improve facilities for wrestlers and regaining her uncurbed enthusiasm, unstoppable Vinesh Phogat wins Nationals crown

It was a near-perfect return to competition for Vinesh Phogat after being away from wrestling for a year-and-a-half because of being involved in protests and a knee injury. The 29-year-old making a comeback after a knee surgery in August didn’t concede a single point in the 55kg rounds, displayed strong defense against Haryana’s Tamanna in the quarterfinal and won by fall against Madhya Pradesh’s Jyoti in the final in just two minutes. This might be a non-Olympic category, and she will have to face tougher opponents if she eventually qualifies for the Olympics in the 53kg category, but Sunday was about spending time on the mat and going through rounds of a competition. Vinesh, competing for RSPB, said she put in 50 percent effort because she was being cautious. “I am returning after...
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Premier League: Wolves hammer Chelsea 4-2 with Matheus Cunha hat-trick | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: A hat-trick from Wolverhampton Wanderers' Matheus Cunha again exposed Chelsea's defensive frailties as the visitors came from behind to record a 4-2 win at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.Chelsea, who lost 4-1 at Liverpool in midweek, went ahead in the 20th minute through Cole Palmer. But two minutes later Joao Gomes found Brazilian compatriot Cunha whose shot took a big deflection off Chelsea defender Thiago Silva.Wolves' second just before halftime hit Axel Disasi and was given as an own-goal with Chelsea goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic wrongfooted.Cunha made it 3-1 midway through the second half, after Pedro Neto caught Chelsea on the break, and scored his third from the spot in the 82nd after being brought down by defender Malo Gusto.Brazilian Silva scored a consolation header with fo...
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Davis Cup, IND vs PAK: Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni’s straight-sets doubles win seals India’s promotion

India capped off their first visit to Pakistan for a Davis Cup tie in 60 years with an eighth consecutive win over their neighbours in the team competition, ensuring promotion to the World Group 1. Entering the day with a 2-0 lead, Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni defeated Muzammil Murtaza and Aqeel Khan in the doubles rubber to seal the playoff tie. Later, debutant Niki Poonacha beat Muhammad Shoaib in a dead rubber, as India completed a 4-0 win in Islamabad on Sunday. Despite being without their top singles players, receiving the heavy attention that any sporting tie between India and Pakistan grabs – especially after India saw multiple attempts to have the tie moved to a neutral venue rejected – and having to deal with the heavy security cover that restricted their movement within the ...
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‘These two will dominate world cricket’: Virender Sehwag’s big prediction about India rising youngsters | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India opener Virender Sehwag predicts that young talents Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill will assert their dominance in the world of cricket for the "upcoming decade."Jaiswal showcased his prowess by scoring 209 in the first innings, embellished with 19 boundaries and 7 maximums, singlehandedly propelling India to a total of 396.In the second innings on Sunday, facing a challenging situation for India, Gill stepped up and played a pivotal role by scoring a crucial 104, helping the hosts reach a total of 255. "Glad to se two youngsters, both under 25 rising to the ocassion and standing out. Very likely that these two will dominate world cricket for the next decade and more," Sehwag wrote on X.Former batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar hailed Shubamn's skills as he made h...
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IOA in active dialogue with Future Host Commission of IOC on hosting 2036 Olympics: PT Usha | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Sunday said that it is in active dialogue with the Future Host Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the country's bid to host the Olympic Games in 2036.Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India's desire to host the 2036 Games during the IOC Session in Mumbai on October 14 last year.But, this is the first time the IOA officially said that it has started a formal dialogue with the Future Host Commission of the IOC.Though the funding for hosting the Games and building infrastructure will come from the government, it's the IOA (as the concerned National Olympic Committee) which has to officially express the country's interest to host the Olympics and enter into a dialogue with the IOC."The IOA is in active di...
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IND vs ENG 2nd Test: India need collectivism as much as individual dazzle to win in Vizag

Before England took the field on Sunday, Brendon McCullum told them that “even if the target is 600, we are going for it’. They require just more than half of those runs on a pitch that is not showing any signs of waking up, but the match is on a knife’s edge, promising to swing either way. England have wiped off 67 runs in 14 overs in the final hour of the final session of Day 3, chasing 399, but this could yet be the biggest ever challenge for the unflappable Bazballers.The highest any team has chased in a fourth innings to win a Test in India is 387, achieved by the host themselves against England in 2008, just weeks after 26/11, inspired by a breathtaking knock by Virender Sehwag. If Zak Crawley continues to provide the spark at the top, then there is a strong chance of England over...
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Vastu tips for a restful night’s sleep – Times of India

Vastu Shastra, shares ideas about how the direction we sleep in can affect how well we rest. Let's explore some easy ways to make our bedrooms better for a good night's sleep.Vastu suggests that sleeping with our head towards the east is a good idea. It helps us get positive energy from the morning sun, making us feel healthier and happier.Vastu advises against sleeping with our head towards the north.They believe it might disturb our sleep because of the Earth's magnetic field. So, it's better to choose any other direction except north for our head while sleeping.Vastu thinks that the southwest direction is lucky for sleep. Placing our bed in the southwest corner of our room might bring stability, financial luck, and a feeling of safety.Similar to the north, Vastu suggests avoiding sle...
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Important and satisfying to score runs at number 3: Shubman Gill | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After a few disappointing outings at his new slot in the traditional format, young Shubman Gill on Sunday finally passed the No.3 test with flying colors, validating the trust the team management had shown in him with a masterful ton against England in Vizag. Contributing 104 runs to India's second innings total of 255 against England on the third day of the second Test, Gill expressed his satisfaction. The century marked his first score of 50 or more in 13 innings after moving down from the opener's position in the batting order. “It was very important and very satisfying for me to be able to score runs at number three. It felt pretty good, especially in the situation given when we lost Yashasvi and Rohit, as they were really good at giving us good starts at the top of the o...
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Vinesh Phogat wins 55kg category gold in National Wrestling Championships | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Vinesh Phogat, the Asian Games gold medallist, secured the 55kg gold at the Senior National Wrestling Championships, organised by the ad-hoc committee of the Indian Olympic Association in Jaipur on Sunday.Exhibiting her seasoned skills, Vinesh triumphed with a 4-0 victory over her Madhya Pradesh opponent, Jyoti, despite competing in a higher weight category.The 29-year-old, representing the Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB), previously clinched gold at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games in the 50kg category and triumphed at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games in the 53kg category.In another intense bout, Haryana's Anshu Malik, the 2021 World Championship silver medallist, defeated Sarita Mor (Railways), the 2020 Asian Championship gold medallist, with a score of 8-3 in the 5...
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After her Nationals win, India’s rolling tank Anshu Malik to head to Japan to train with Akari Fujinami

Sitting in the coach’s corner, wrestler Anshu Malik’s father Dharamvir Malik’s emotions got the better of him during the 59 kilogram final against Sarita Mor. This was a grudge match between Anshu, the 22-year-old former World Championship silver medalist and Sarita, 28, the former bronze medalist. At the Asian Games trials last year, Anshu had lost 4-6 to Sarita. Anshu had competed in the trials with a grade-II ligament tear of the knee. The Senior National Wrestling Championships in Jaipur was her comeback and there was a lot at stake.Dharamvir was warned twice by officials not to vent his ire at the referees but he kept jumping off his chair to gesture and shout.At the end of the first period, Haryana’s Anshu was ahead 2-1 and went on to outclass Railways Sports Promotion Board’s Sar...
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‘Even if India got 600…’: James Anderson confident England can pull off a miracle | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Veteran pacer James Anderson on Sunday said India had a cautious approach in batting in the second innings, pointing out 'nerves were there to see' while setting a target against England's 'Bazball' approach in the second Test in Vizag. As England were set a target of 399, it appeared during the afternoon session that they might be chasing an even larger total with India reaching 227 for six at Tea, holding a lead of 370 runs.However, in the final session, the hosts could only add 28 runs in 14.3 overs, with their extended tail failing to provide significant contributions."I think the nerves were there to see today, the way they batted, they didn't know how many was enough. They were quite cautious, even when they had a big lead," said Anderson after close of play.England nee...
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‘I think so’: Shubman Gill expects flak from father over his dismissal despite scoring century | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: One might expect to receive praise after scoring a gritty century, especially when there was hardly any support from the other end but India batter Shubman Gill doesn't seem to find himself in that space.Gill scored his 3rd Test hundred, making 104 off 147 balls to help India set a 399-run target for England to win the second Test in Visakhapatnam.He seemed to be smoothly progressing to extend his innings but one bad shot brought an end to his great knock.Gill went for a reverse sweep off Shoaib Bashir and ended up missing it. The ball came off the gloves and England wicketkeeper Ben Foakes grabbed a fine catch.In a conversation with former India head coach Ravi Shastri about the dismissal at the end of the day's play, Gill disclosed that he would discover his father's reacti...
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India vs England 2nd Test: What the hundred means to Shubman Gill

The muted celebration when Shubman Gill got to his third Test century fitted his knock. There were no angry gestures or loud cries or fist pumping. Just a sigh of relief followed by a smile. The hundred, too, was calm and composed, after the early wobble.For a batsman living on borrowed time when the squad for the England Test series was announced, the last three innings had pushed him to the verge of the exit door. With the squad for the three remaining matches yet to be named, Gill needed breathing space. On Sunday, as the locals turned up in numbers at Visakhapatnam, and luck shone brightly on him, Gill found the cushion he had desperately sought. From the time Gill walked in after James Anderson bowled Rohit Sharma with a peach, he looked tentative. When he and Shreyas Iyer were in ...
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Simple Health Hacks Tailored to Your Zodiac Sign | News | – Times of India

Did you know that your star sign can give you clues about how to stay healthy? Each sign is unique, and by following some simple tips based on your sign, you can feel better and more balanced.AriesIf you're an Aries, you like being active. Try doing things that make you move a lot, like running or playing sports. Eat foods with iron and protein, like chicken, spinach, and lentils, to keep your energy up.Taurus Taurus folks like stability and relaxation.Make sure you get enough sleep each night. Do calming things like yoga and eat good, fresh food for a healthy lifestyle.GeminiGeminis are good at lots of things. Keep your brain busy with puzzles or learning something new. Eat different colored fruits and vegetables to stay healthy.Cancer Cancer people feel a lot. Calm your mind with acti...
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One-off Test: Afghanistan fightback reduces Sri Lanka’s lead to 42 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ibrahim Zadran cracked a maiden Test ton as Afghanistan produced a superb fight on Day 3 of the one-off Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo, ending at 199 for one in their second innings on Sunday. Following a challenging first innings where Afghanistan was dismissed for 198, conceding a substantial lead of 241, they needed a resilient performance in their second innings. Zadran (101 not out) not only surpassed his previous best Test score of 87 but also achieved his first Test ton as he bailed his side out of troubled waters and reduced the deficit to 42 at the close of play. It is only the fourth Test hundred by an Afghan.The 22-year-old opening batsman was given two reprieves.The first was on 39 when Prabath Jayasuriya put down a tough return catch, and then again on 63 when...
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Explained: Why it was a dry January transfer window in the Premier League as spending fell by nearly 90%

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was distraught at not being able to sign a striker in the January transfer window this year. “I wanted a striker, and because of the injury to (Anthony) Martial, we don’t really have the back-up. It was not possible because we have to meet the FFP rules,” he said.It’s been a while since the Premier League managers have had to worry about Financial Fair Play rules as witnessed by their spending in the last three record-breaking winter windows. Even last year, the EPL clubs had spent £815m. This year, it has seen a mighty fall with the 20 top-flight clubs spending just £100m, which is £715m less than last year according to a report by Deloitte, with Tottenham’s signing of Radu Dragusin from Genoa for £25m the highest spent this time around. So, was t...