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Hi and Welcome to Tiny Bytes. A look at some of today's news for little minds

Dhoni makes a surprise visit to Army Public School in Srinagar

Indian cricket star M S Dhoni paid a surprise visit to Army Public School here and emphasized the importance of education and sports during his interaction with the students.

Dhoni, who holds an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel, visited the school located inside the Chinar Corps headquarters in the Badamibagh Cantonment in a low-key and unannounced event on Wednesday. Read more

Alappuzha: Meet the first Malayali on Mt Everest. No, it’s not the tea seller!

Climbing Mount Everest is easier for S Suresh Kumar than controlling traffic in the parched streets of Alappuzha. The home guard is not bluffing. He has conquered the summit twice before he retired to his home town in 2008 to work as a home guard.

Suresh Kumar is the first Keralite to set foot on the tallest mountain on earth, apart from the ubiquitous Malayali tea seller who is believed to have treated Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary on the summit. The mountains have left such an impression on him that he named his grandson ‘Aarohan’ (Ascent). Read 

Ashes: Honors even at the end of an absorbing day's play

Brisbane: Australia fought back with two late wickets to restrict England to 196 for four and leave the Ashes series-opener in Brisbane delicately poised on Thursday after the tourists' unheralded batsmen threatened to dominate an intriguing first day.

Ashes debutants Mark Stoneman and James Vince had frustrated Australia's vaunted pace attack with a 125-run partnership on a slow Gabba wicket, but seamer Pat Cummins hauled the home side back in the game. Read more

No pressing need: Rajinikanth says not joining politics right now

Will he or won't he? Superstar Rajinikanth, often asked if he was going to take the plunge into politics, has said he won't - not yet, that is. There was no 'pressing need' for him to join politics at this moment, the actor told reporters at the Chennai airport.

"There is no pressing need for a foray into politics right now," said the actor of several southern and Hindi blockbusters such as Enthiran, Shivaji and Hum.

Rajinikanth, who commands a huge fan following, also said he would meet his supporters after his birthday next month. Read more

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