LONDON, Sept 14: England’s Joe Denly and Ben Stokes calmly led the hosts to 193 for two as they extended their lead over Australia to 262 runs at tea on the third day of the final Ashes test on Saturday.

England extend lead in final Ashes test

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LONDON, Sept 14: Joe Denly led England to 88 for two as the hosts extended their lead over Australia to 157 runs at lunch on the third day to retain the upper hand in the final Ashes test on Saturday.

LONDON, Sept 14: Such is Steve Smith’s dominance during a stellar Ashes campaign, his dismissal for 80 on day two at The Oval was something of a triumph for England’s dogged pacemen and a cause for celebration in the British media.

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LONDON, Sept 12: Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss and put England in to bat in the fifth and final Ashes test at The Oval on Thursday.

LONDON, Aug 31: Steve Smith continued his buildup for the fourth Ashes test by heading straight to the practice nets after being dismissed in Australia’s tour match against Derbyshire on Thursday.

LEEDS, Aug 24: England batting coach Graham Thorpe said they will not give up hope of saving the third test against Australia, but a woeful batting display from the hosts on Friday left them with a mountain to climb to regain the Ashes.

LONDON, Aug 15:  Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss and put England in to bat on the second day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s on Thursday.

BIRMINGHAM, August 6: England will have a lot of soul searching to do about their player selections as well as their tactics after they were thrashed in the opening Ashes test despite reducing Australia to 122-8 in the first innings.

MELBOURNE, August 2: After an 18-month exile from test cricket, Steve Smith’s defiant century on day one of the Ashes series restored the former Australian captain to hero status in the eyes of a grateful nation on Friday.

LONDON, July 31:  Australia’s returning batsman David Warner poses the biggest threat to England’s hopes of regaining the Ashes, according to all-rounder Ben Stokes who says his teammates must pressure the 32-year-old from the off.

LONDON, July 27: Speedster Jofra Archer received his maiden call-up to the England test squad for the Ashes series opener against Australia while all-rounder Ben Stokes was reappointed Joe Root’s deputy on Saturday.

48 houses gutted

November 26, 2018 09:19 am

BAGLUNG, Nov 26: More than four dozen houses and sheds were reduced to ashes following a massive fire in Dhropatan Municipality-9 in Baglung district on Sunday morning.

SARLAHI, Oct 4: A fire gutted five houses in Bramhapuri rural municipality on Thursday. Stored food grains and clothes of the houses turned into ashes in the incident.

UDAYAPUR, April 8: Twelve houses were gutted in a fire that broke out last night in Nepaltar bazaar of Udayapurgadhi rural municipality-6.

Fire turns eight houses into ashes

March 24, 2018 12:04 pm

GAUSHALA, March 24: A fire that broke out at Rauja Bazaar of Mahottari district last night had turned eight houses into ashes.

TAPLEJUNG, Dec 28: A dispute between man and his wife prompted the former to burn their house to ashes at Sikaicha of Sirijangha rural municipality in the district on Wednesday, the locals said.

BRISBANE, Nov 27: Australia sealed a dominant 10-wicket victory before lunch on day five of the series-opening Ashes test on Monday, having chased 170 runs without loss in a blow to England’s pride.

MELBOURNE, Nov 17: Australia have recalled wicketkeeper Tim Paine for the first time in seven years in a selection bombshell while dropping opening batsman Matt Renshaw in a surprising Ashes squad for the series against England.

SYDNEY, Nov 15: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting says England’s only hope of winning a test in the upcoming Ashes series is the day/night match in Adelaide and has predicted a 4-0 victory for the hosts.

SYDNEY, Nov 10: Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood says he is fit and ready for the Ashes series against England after taking six wickets and coming through a Sheffield Shield match unscathed.

MELBOURNE, Nov 9: Glenn Maxwell is tired of people harking back to his explosive power hitting in limited overs cricket and says he wants to be recognized for his more measured form as he fights to secure Australia’s number six batting spot for the Ashes series.

SYDNEY, Oct 23: Former England batsman Graeme Hick and bowling coach Troy Cooley will pit their wits against the tourists when they mentor a Cricket Australia XI in a four-day Ashes tour match in Townsville next month.

LONDON, Oct 6: All-rounder Ben Stokes will not travel with the rest of England’s squad for the Ashes, though no final decision has been taken on his participation in the test series in Australia, the England Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.

LONDON, Sept 6: England’s decision to bring fresh faces into their Ashes squad will push the team’s more experienced players to raise their games, wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has said.

LONDON, Oct 5: England are focused on getting the best out of their players and beating Australia during the Ashes tour and will not be distracted by the absence of all-rounder Ben Stokes, seamer James Anderson has said.

ADELAIDE, October 03: An Ashes series shorn of Ben Stokes would be a great shame for cricket but England are heading for defeat with or without the troubled all-rounder, former Australia batsman Greg Blewett has said.

LONDON, August 8: England have the right balance to beat Australia at this year's Ashes series, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has said after his team's 3-1 series defeat by Joe Root's side.

Fire turns six houses into ashes

April 27, 2017 10:56 am

INRUWA, April 27: A fire that broke out at Harinagara rural municipality-6, Ghuski of Sunsari district turned six houses into ashes.

BAGLUNG, April 5: A property worth Rs 10 million was gutted in the blaze that broke out on Tuesday night in the district headquarters of Baglung.

Four houses reduced to ashes

October 31, 2016 16:45 pm

KAPILVASTU, Oct 31: Four houses were gutted by fire that broke out at Sikotwa of Kapilvastu Municipality last night in course of celebrating the Deepawali.