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Horoscope Today, February 10, 2024: Read your daily astrological predictions – Times of India

Read today's horoscope, February 10, 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 until late afternoon you may feel dullness in your nature, which may reflect into your way of working. But with the help of elder’s blessings, you may likely to come back to your speed. You may likely to pay an extra attention on kid’s health. You will be in winning position against ...
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Ranji Trophy | Sachin Baby and Akshay Chandran rescue Kerala

Celebrating in style: Sachin Baby is absolutely delighted after reaching his century. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary couldn’t hide his disappointment after Sanju Samson won the toss for the first time this season. There was a cry of anguish from Tiwary as Kerala opted to bat in the Ranji Trophy match at the St. Xavier’s College ground here on Friday. There was bounce and slow turn for the spinners on the first day, but another obdurate century by the reliable Sachin Baby (110 batting) and his unbroken 153-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Akshay Chandran (76 batting) carried Kerala to a comfortable 265 for four at stumps on the first day. Kerala was 112 for four when Akshay joined Baby soon after lunch. Shahbaz Ahmed had just found the outside e...
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Ranji Trophy | Tanmay & Tilak notch up dominating tons

Fearless: Tanmay and Tilak had no qualms in going after the Nagaland bowling. | Photo Credit: V.V.SUBRAHMANYAM Opener Tanmay Agarwal cracked his 13th Ranji century (164, 192b, 12x4, 3x6) and captain Tilak Varma notched up his third ton (101, 15b, 6x4, 5x6) of the season to help Hyderabad post a challenging 383 for five against Nagaland on the first day of the Ranji Trophy Plate Group semifinal at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Friday. Electing to bat, Hyderabad’s in-form opener G. Rahul Singh (5) was beaten in flight by off-spinner Tahmeed Rahman to be bowled in the fourth over of the innings. But, that joy proved to be short-lived as K. Rohit Rayudu joined the free-stroking Tanmay and the two put on 143 runs for the second wicket. Rohit Rayudu seemed to be in a hurry, smashing three six...
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Ranji Trophy | Padikkal puts Karnataka in strong position against TN

Going, going, gone! Padikkal took the attack to the TN bowlers with six towering sixes. | Photo Credit: VEDHAN M Devdutt Padikkal’s purple patch continued as he notched up his third century of the season to guide Karnataka to a strong position of 288 for five against Tamil Nadu on day one of the Elite Group-C Ranji Trophy match here at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Friday. Electing to bat, Karnataka lost skipper Mayank Agarwal early, playing on to the stumps off Sai Kishore before Padikkal took centre-stage with an aggressive unbeaten 151 (216b, 12x4, 6x6). The left-hander — who returned to the side after scoring a century and half-century in the two matches for India A against England Lions — took the attack to the TN pacers from the moment he walked in. He started his knock by lof...
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Unless support staff or players respect you, it’s difficult to get loyalty: MS Dhoni on leadership

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has always been known for his leadership skills as well as his calm demeanor during his time as captain in the Indian national team as well as the skipper of Chennai Super Kings, a role he still holds with the franchise. “Loyalty has a lot to do with the respect factor. When you talk about the dressing room, unless the support staff or players respect you, it is difficult to get that loyalty. It is actually about what you are doing and not about what you are speaking. You may not actually speak anything, but your conduct can earn that respect,” Dhoni said at an event on Friday. “I always felt that earning respect is important as it does not come with the chair or rank. It comes with your conduct. People are insecure at times. Sometimes, even if the team believes in ...
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Ranji Trophy: With chairman of selectors watching on, Devdutt Padikkal continues superb form to put Karnataka in front against TN

As Devdutt Padikkal stroked his way through for an unbeaten 151, you could well hear him knocking on the national selection doors again.  Watched by the chairman of selectors Ajit Agarkar from the stands, the left-hander’s third century of this Ranji Trophy season took Karnataka to 288/5 against Tamil Nadu on Day 1 of the sixth round fixture at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. On a day where the temperatures flirted between early to mid-thirties, in testing conditions against a bowling line-up that has taken 60 wickets in the last three matches, it was Padikkal’s knock that flattened Tamil Nadu. And it was a timely one too, as it also gives the national selectors another option to consider for the Test team — that has plenty of batting concerns to address – going forward. That Pad...
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Crowd unrest, safety of women’s team forced India to share SAFF U-19 women’s title with Bangladesh

The “simmering situation” and security concerns forced India to share the SAFF U-19 Women’s Championship title with hosts Bangladesh after the final on Thursday.A top official of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), while explaining the rationale behind the decision, also raised serious security concerns when the country’s age-group teams travel abroad for tournaments. India’s U-19 women’s team faced Bangladesh in the final of the championship at the BSSS Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Dhaka. Despite being intimidated by the huge home crowd, the Indian girls did well to take the lead. Bangladesh, however, equalised in injury time at the end of the second half, and the referee told the teams that the match would be decided in a penalty shootout. 𝐖𝐄 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐌𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 🇮🇳🏆 #U19SAFFWomens 🏆 ...
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Important for a leader to earn respect with deeds rather than words: MS Dhoni | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: MS Dhoni's leadership and adept man-management abilities have become legendary in cricket circles. The former India skipper emphasised on Friday that garnering respect and loyalty from players through actions constituted the foundational aspect of leadership. During Dhoni's captaincy, India achieved notable success, winning two World Cups and a Champions Trophy, along with attaining the top position in the ICC Test rankings for the first time."Loyalty has a lot to do with the respect factor. When you talk about the dressing room, unless the support staff or players respect you, it is difficult to get that loyalty."It is actually about what you are doing and not about what you are speaking. You may not actually speak anything but your conduct can earn that respect," said Dhoni...
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Want to play T20 World Cup and finish there: David Warner hints at his T20I retirement | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australian veteran opener David Warner has officially announced that the upcoming T20 World Cup in 2024 will signal the end of his illustrious cricketing career.After bidding farewell to ODI and Test cricket, Warner's last ODI match culminated in a victorious World Cup for Australia against India in 2023. His Test career concluded on a high note with a notable home series against Pakistan, featuring a century and a half-century.Sharing his feelings after an outstanding display in the initial T20I encounter against the West Indies, Warner expressed his excitement about joining the upcoming T20 World Cup and concluding his remarkable career on the international stage.His captivating innings of 70 runs from only 36 balls not only earned him the Player of the Match accolade but a...
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Coach Fulton on defender Varun’s rape case – ‘It’s a distraction, not great but we have to move forward’

The news of Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Varun Kumar being accused of rape is a ‘distraction’ and is ‘challenging’, chief coach Craig Fulton said. However, he said the team has a plan in place ‘on how we go’ without him in the months leading up to the Olympics. Varun was supposed to be a part of the team for the Pro League matches starting Saturday in Odisha but left the group after an FIR was filed against him in Bengaluru last Tuesday. The defender, who is a drag flick option too for his side, is exploring legal options to tackle the allegation, which he described as a “calculated attempt to extort money” from him, reported PTI. Speaking on the issue on the eve of India’s first match of the competition against Spain, Fulton said: “If you take it from the outside-in, of course it’s ...
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A left-handed Rabada, an Aussie workhorse, Pakistani prodigies and Raj from Rann of Kutch: The speedsters who set the U19 World Cup on fire

It was with incisive spells and a workhorse’s plod that these speedsters set the junior World Cup on fire. They wound up with a bagful of wickets along the way. Kwena Maphaka (South Africa) M-6, W – 21 At 17, Kwena Maphaka played his second U-19 World Cup and ended the tournament with the most number of scalps. The left-arm quick came close to equalling the record of most wickets at one edition but fell just one short of the mark of 22 wickets which was set by Bangladesh’s Enamul Haque Jr in 2014. The youngster caught the eye in his home U-19 World Cup with his fiery inswinging yorkers and quick bouncers. He has already been called a left-handed Rabada. Given that Maphaka went to the same school, the comparisons with fellow St Stithians alumnus Rabada are expected. Maphaka is not as tal...
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FIH Hockey Pro League: Eyes on youngsters as Craig Fulton looks to finalise India’s Olympic Games squad in Odisha

The dossiers are getting thicker. And training drills are being designed basis that. As much time is spent indoors – in the meeting rooms of hotels, stadiums, and training centers, plotting the downfall of every opponent – as the minutes spent on the field, where the plans will be put into motion.Every move will be analysed and each match will be an audition. “It’s test matches now. Home stretch,” says coach Craig Fulton. “We are looking to confirm our Olympic squad.” With that, the South African laid down the marker for India’s hockey players. Over the next fortnight, the eight games that India play against the Netherlands, Australia, Spain, and Ireland in the FIH Pro League in Odisha will, in essence, be the selection trials for the Paris Olympics squad. The matches later this year, F...
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RANJI TROPHY | Spinners claim 21 wickets, Pondicherry secures first-innings lead

The pitch turned out to be a spin paradise as the spinners claimed 21 wickets on day one of the elite Group-D match between Pondicherry and Jammu & Kashmir in the sixth round of the Ranji Trophy at the Cricket Association of Pondicherry (CAP) Siechem ground here on Friday.The red-soil pitch enabled three five-wicket hauls. Left-arm spinner Sidak Singh’s maiden First-Class five-for (five for 39) helped Pondicherry bowl out Jammu & Kashmir for a meek 106 within the first session itself. In response, left-arm spinners Abid Mushtaq (five for 64) and debutant Vanshaj Sharma (five for 74) managed to restrict Pondicherry to 172.The 60-run fifth-wicket partnership between Paras Dogra (58, 107b, 3x4) and K.B. Arun Karthick (50, 50b, 5x4) ensured that Pondicherry secured a 66-run first-in...
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Discover Your Inner Strength: A Zodiac Guide to Personal Empowerment | – Times of India

Each zodiac sign holds unique strengths waiting to be explored. Let's dive in and discover the superpowers hidden within you and your loved ones:Bold and brave, Aries charges ahead with confidence that's hard to miss. They're like natural cheerleaders, inspiring others with their "can-do" spirit and never giving up.Steady and patient like a rock, Taurus can always be counted on.They're practical and know how to get things done, but also love the good things in life, like yummy food and comfy snuggles.Always curious and up for anything, Gemini flits around like a butterfly, learning new things all the time. They're great talkers and can make friends with anyone, thanks to their friendly and witty charm.Warm and caring Cancer has a special way of making others feel good. They're super ima...
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I want to play freely and consistently, says Tilak Varma

Tilak has been in smashing for Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy. | Photo Credit:  V.V. SUBRAHMANYAM Tilak Varma, the star performer for Mumbai Indians in the IPL and for Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy Plate Group, is dreaming to play for India in the T-20 World Cup later this year and helping the team win it too.In an exclusive chat with The Hindu after his century against Nagaland in the Ranji Trophy Plate Group semifinal here on Friday, the 21-year-old Tilak Varma said he never chased any personal milestones like scoring hundreds but always felt he should contribute to the team’s success in any format.“Yes, the journey has been good so far, preparing for each and every contest, with the specific goal of coming up with match-winning performances,” he said.The southpaw, who played for Indi...
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When to plan your big life events based on your Zodiac sign – Times of India

Every zodiac sign has its own qualities and energies. Knowing them can help us pick the right time for important life events. Many people think certain times might be better for certain activities based on their zodiac sign.AriesAries people are brave and full of energy. The best time for big life stuff for them is when they feel sure of themselves.This might be in spring when they feel most lively.Taurus Taurus people like things to be steady and safe. They do well when things are calm and stable. So, for Taurus, the best time for big life stuff is when they feel financially secure, maybe during their birthday season or when things feel steady.Gemini Gemini people are curious and can adapt easily. The best time for big life stuff for them is when they're mentally stimulated and open to...
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Play minimum of three Tests per series from next FTP: MCC panel | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Marylebone Cricket Club's (MCC) World Cricket Committee, which is headed by former Sri Lankan captain and wicketkeeping great Kumar Sangakkara, has recommended that men's Test series be played across a minimum of three matches from the next ICC Future Tours Programme (FTP) from 2028 onwards.Following a meeting in Cape Town of it's WCC, the prestigious club, which is headquartered at Lord's in London, released a statement which said: "The meeting occurred in the immediate aftermath of two fantastic men's Test matches played in Brisbane and Hyderabad, which excited supporters of the Test match format, yet also left them ruing the absence of a possible third match decider in the Australia vs West Indies two match series.In support of the thrilling Test cricket currently being p...
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Using Astrology to Deepen Your Meditation Experience | – Times of India

Astrology and meditation are old practices that can help us feel calm inside. When we mix astrology with meditation, we can make our meditation fit us better, so we feel more balanced inside.Astrology is about how the stars and planets were when we were born. It tells us about our personalities, strengths, and things we might find hard in life. By looking at our birth chart, we can learn a lot about ourselves.We can then use this information to make our meditation practice feel more right for us.Some people have lots of energy, like fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius). For them, meditations that make them feel energetic and focused can be good, like yoga or breathing exercises.Others feel grounded and practical, like earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn). They might like meditations t...
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Basant Panchami 2024: Auspicious muhurat and significance revealed | – Times of India

The festival of Basant Panchami is celebrated every year on the Panchami Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Magh month. This festival is dedicated to Maa Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge. This year, i.e. in 2024, there is a little confusion regarding Basant Panchami – when is the right time? So, Gurudev Shrie Kashyap, Chairman and Founder of All India Institute of Occult Science tells the correct mahurat, significance and Do's and don'ts on Basant Panchami 2024.So let's get straight to the point...Correct Muhurat for Sarasvati PujaAccording to Hindu Calendar Panchang, Basant Panchami will be on 14 February 2024, i.e, Wednesday. However, on this day the Panchami Tithi will begin from 2:41 PM on 13th February and end at 12:09 AM on 14th February. That is, you can worship Mata Saraswati anytime ...