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  • Rajdeep Sardesai @ ground zero: Campaign trail in Bangalore South 15-04-2014 10:27 PM

    Out of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka, the most keenly watched will be the Bangalore South constituency where six-time BJP MP Ananth Kumar will contest against UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani who is contesting on the Congress ticket. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, IBN18...
  • Delhi Daredevils preparatory camp from April 9 07-04-2014 02:56 PM

    New Delhi: The preparatory camp of Delhi Daredevils, under the guidance of head coach Gary Kirsten, for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League will begin at the Palam Ground here on Wednesday. The main focus of the camp would be to help the team come together ahead of...
  • Delhi: Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Ambedkar Nagar 05-04-2014 10:55 PM

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will address a party rally at Ramlila Ground in Ambedkar Nagar in south Delhi constituency on Sunday. "The party is expecting a gathering of more than 40 thousand people at the rally and 1100 buses will be used to ferry people to the venue," Mukesh Sharma,...
  • Urdu poet Manzar Bhopali's mother passes away 27-03-2014 12:07 PM

    Tahira Nikhat, mother of noted Urdu poet Manzar Bhopali, passed away at a local hospital after a long illness, sources said. She was 80. Nikhat, who died last evening, is survived by a daughter and two sons - Manzar Bhopali and retired television producer Sajid Rizvi. She was the principal...
  • National Green Tribunal seeks report on measures taken to maintain ground water level 20-02-2014 07:36 PM

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday ordered civil officials of Uttar Pradesh to establish what measures have been taken to maintain biodiversity and ground water level in the state. The NGT said the Public Works Department secretary should hold a meeting with officials of the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam, Ghaziabad...
  • Jharkhand celebrates 65th Republic Day, Hemant Soren unfurls the tricolour 26-01-2014 12:24 PM

    The Republic Day celebrations were launched with fervour and amid tight security arrangements across Jharkhand. Chief Minister Hemant Soren hoisted the tricolour at the Morabadi Ground in Ranchi. He spoke of his government's achievements in his address. "The BPL (Below Poverty Line) families are being provided dhoti (loin cloth) and...
  • Two persons with knives arrested at Narendra Modi's rally venue 23-01-2014 01:46 PM

    Two persons with knives were on Thursday arrested from near a ground where BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address a rally, police said in Gorakhpur. Munnilal (50) and Tilakdhaari (48) were nabbed with knives from near the venue of Modi's rally in Manbela area, Assistant Superintendent of Police...
  • Narendra Modi to address rally in Gorakhpur on January 23 05-01-2014 12:40 PM

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address a rally in Gorakhpur on January 23. Though the venue of the rally is yet to be finalised, police and administrative officials on Saturday inspected Fertiliser Factory ground as the proposed site. The team headed by SSP Pradip Kumar inspected the proposed...
  • 5th Test: Australia thrash England by 281 runs to win the Ashes series 5-0 05-01-2014 11:26 AM

    Sydney: Australia completed a 5-0 Ashes series whitewash with a 281-run victory inside three days of the fifth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground as England capitulated to be all out for 166 chasing 448. Ryan Harris and Mitchell Johnson, whose 37 wickets earned him player of the series, again...
  • Graham Gooch rues England batting failure in Ashes series 04-01-2014 03:05 PM

    Sydney: England batting coach Graham Gooch gave a grim assessment of England's performance this Ashes series after yet another top order collapse on the second day of the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground brought the tourists to the brink of a 5-0 series whitewash. England slumped to 23...
  • 5th Ashes Test, Day 2: Australia 140/4 at stumps, lead by 311 runs against England 04-01-2014 01:12 PM

    Sydney: Australia skittled England for 155 in their first innings and then built a lead of 311 runs on the second day of the fifth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground to edge closer to a 5-0 series whitewash. Chris Rogers (73 not out) scored his fourth half-century of...
  • Steve Smith, Brad Haddin give Australia control on Day 1 at SCG 03-01-2014 01:08 PM

    Sydney: Steve Smith's third Test century and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's half-century sparked a strong comeback for Australia after a top order collapse on day one of the fifth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket ground on Friday. Smith's near-flawless 115 and a 128-run partnership with Haddin (75) took Australia to...
  • Australia team to wear 'Baggy Pink' caps in final Ashes Test at SCG 31-12-2013 03:20 PM

    Sydney: The Australian team will wear 'Baggy Pink' caps, specially designed by Albion, and unique ASICS playing shirts to be worn throughout the Ashes Pink Test against England starting Jan 3 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). "Thanks to ongoing support from the international cricket community, supporters and friends of...
  • Frost in parts of Rajasthan, Churu coldest at 0.9 deg Celsius 26-12-2013 03:00 PM

    Normal life remained affected in parts of Rajasthan with mercury dipped to a low of 0.9 deg Celsius in Churu followed by Sriganganagar where the mercury settled at 2.5 degree C. On Wedesday also, Churu had recorded the lowest temperature of 1.5 degree Celsius. Isolated places in northern region in...
  • Record crowd at fourth Ashes Test 26-12-2013 11:08 AM

    Melbourne: Australia's Boxing Day Test has drawn a world record Test crowd of 90,831 to the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the opening day of the fourth Ashes contest between Australia and England on Thursday. The bumper attendance at the 100,000-seat stadium exceeded the 90,800 recorded for the second day of...
  • 4th Ashes Test: Battered England seek solace on Boxing Day 25-12-2013 09:08 AM

    Melbourne: An Ashes series that promised so much has all but fizzled with Australia taking an unassailable 3-0 lead, but Melbourne's Boxing Day Test offers some intrigue as to whether England will continue to self-destruct or salvage some pride from a turbulent campaign. Arriving as comfortable winners of the northern...
  • 3rd Test: Advantage WI despite Taylor's fifty on Day 2 20-12-2013 10:40 AM

    Hamilton: New Zealand's Ross Taylor continued his impressive series with an unbeaten half-century on Friday, guiding the hosts to 156 for 3 after day two of the third Test in response to the West Indies' 367. Taylor was 56 not out at stumps and has now scored 416 runs in...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 2 20-12-2013 01:56 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 1 Round-up A gutsy 200-run partnership between Denesh Ramdin and Shivnarine Chanderpaul rescued the West Indies from a perilous position on Thursday as the tourists battled to 289 for 6 on the first day of the third Test...
  • Dark clouds over WACA, future uncertain 17-12-2013 06:49 PM

    Perth: The WACA ground faces an uncertain future and could never again host a Test match with both Cricket Australia (CA) and International Cricket Council (ICC) believing that the venue is not up to international standards. The WACA received its first setback when it was excluded from next summer's four-match...
  • Ashes not welcome at the Melbourne Cricket Ground 15-12-2013 03:06 PM

    Melbourne: Sports fans appear to have taken Melbourne Cricket Ground's (MCG) status as an Ashes venue quite literally last month by smuggling in the mortal remains of loved ones to scatter on its turf during an open day. The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) does not allow the scattering of ashes...
  • Dr Raman Singh takes oath as third-time CM of Chhattisgarh 12-12-2013 09:50 AM

    One day after he arrived in his constituency Rajnandgaon to thank his supporters for reposing faith in him and lifting his party to a third successive victory in the assembly elections, 61-year-old Raman Singh will be sworn in for his third term as the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh at a...
  • Do not anticipate long term impact on shipment through Pakistan: US 05-12-2013 07:13 AM

    Washington: A day after temporarily halting cargo shipments from Afghanistan via Pakistan in view of protest over drone strikes there, the United States has said that it does not anticipate long term impact of its shipment through the country. "(We) hopefully don't anticipate that there'll be any long term impacts...
  • BJP asks permission for Narendra Modi's rally on Morabadi maidan 03-12-2013 10:07 AM

    BJP on Monday appealed to the Ranchi district administration to reconsider its decision in rejecting the party's request to allow the historic Morabadi maidan to organise a rally to be addressed by its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on December 29. "The Ranchi district administration has rejected our request to...
  • Ground announcer denies using accent for Monty Panesar 02-12-2013 03:22 PM

    Sydney: A ground announcer stood down for allegedly pronouncing England bowler Monty Panesar's name with an Indian accent has denied doing so, and said he would be seeking clarification from Cricket Australia. Cricket Australia said on Saturday that it deemed the conduct of the PA announcer at the Alice Springs...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group B: Baroda crush Madhya Pradesh, Bengal sniff 1st innings lead 30-11-2013 07:49 PM

    New Delhi: Bengal bowlers toiled hard to restrict Services to 261 for six, giving themselves a good chance to grab first innings lead on the third day of the Ranji Trophy group B encounter on Saturday. With Services needing another 171 runs to get first innings lead, Bengal have a...
  • Sehwag fails yet again as Delhi struggle at 184/8 against Haryana 21-11-2013 05:57 PM

    New Delhi: Haryana bowlers produced a disciplined performance to restrict hosts Delhi to 184 for eight at stumps, on the first day of their group A Ranji Trophy encounter as India discards Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir yet again failed to post a big score. Put into bat on a...
  • Kevin Pietersen fit, Michael Carberry set for Ashes debut 13-11-2013 08:14 AM

    England opener Michael Carberry looks set to make his Ashes debut next week after being included in the team to face an Invitational XI in a warm-up match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday. As expected, batsman Kevin Pietersen was also included in the team for the four-day match...
  • Kevin Pietersen to play final Ashes warm-up after knee jab 12-11-2013 09:01 AM

    Sydney: Star batsman Kevin Pietersen is poised to play in England's final Ashes warm-up match on Wednesday after having treatment following the recurrence of a knee injury. The 33-year-old underwent a scan on his troublesome right knee this week and had a cortisone injection, but team director Andy Flower was...