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India defeats Pakistan by 17 runs to retain Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup Title in Bangkok

The Bangkok win was India’s sixth Asia Cup victory in as many meets, last won the title at Guangzhou, in China, in 2012

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Bangkok, December 4, 2016: India defeated Pakistan by 17 runs to retain the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup title at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground here on Sunday.

The Bangkok win was India’s sixth Asia Cup victory in as many meets. India last won the title at Guangzhou, in China, in 2012.

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Opting to bat first, India scored 121/5 with veteran Mithali Raj scoring a brilliant unbeaten 73 runs.

Apart from her, lower-order batswoman Jhulan Goswami (17) was the second top scorer for India.

India refused to play a bilateral series against Pakistan between August 1 and October 31 in the sixth round of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Women’s Championship calendar recently.

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The ICC docked six points from India as a punishment.

For Pakistan, Anam Amin scalped two wickets while Sana Mir and Sadia Yousuf took one wicket each.

In reply, Pakistan started off the run chase on a good note as openers Ayesha Zafar (15) and Javeria Khan (22) scored 24 runs in four overs.

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Middle order batswoman Bismah Maroof also played a crucial role by scoring 25 runs. But apart from them no other player contributed much as they could manage 104/6 in their allotted 20 overs.

For India, Ekta Bisht scalped two wickets while Anuja Patil, Jhulan, Shikha Pandey and Preeti Bose contributed with one wicket each. (IANS)

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  • I am happy India won. But I am also shocked as 4 out of 5 top hitters failed. Mandhana, Meghana, Veda, and Harmanpreet didn’t get into double-digits, and did not hit a single boundary. The BCCI, and selectors have to do a lot of work to develop this team good enough to beat teams like NZ, ENG, WI,SA, and AUS. It was very painful to see India with 1250 Million population losing 2015, T20I series against New Zealand with a population of 4.5 Million. Recently, they lost T20I against West Indies.

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

Aadhaar Helpline Number Mystery: French security expert tweets of doing a full disclosure tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App, Image: Wikimedia Commons.

However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?