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  • India must not interfere in Nasheed arrest case, says Maldives High Commissioner February 24, 2015

    Dramatic scenes in Maldives were witnessed where former President Mohammad Nasheed was arrested on terror charges. He was dragged into the court after he resisted police attempts to stop him from speaking to journalists. However, when India expressed concern over manhandling of the former President, the Maldives High Commissioner said...
  • World Cup 2015: Meet MS Dhoni's special fan February 24, 2015

    CNN-IBN talks with an Australian girl who has been chasing Indian skipper for last 8 years and have a special bonding with MS Dhoni. ...
  • Status check: Infrasturcture, cleanliness at Bengaluru railway station February 24, 2015

    In 2014, the budget on cleanliness was increased by nearly 40%. Ahead of the railway budget, here is a status check on the infrastructure and cleanliness at our railway stations on the demands and expectations of the citizens. ...
  • World Cup: Dhoni kept the fire burning, and it's showing February 24, 2015

    Within minutes of India quelling Pakistan's feeble challenge in their World Cup opener in Adelaide more than a week back, a senior journalist asked Mahendra Singh Dhoni, in all seriousness, where India's skipper hid his magic wand, a wand he has waved with stunning effect on the big stage. "That magic...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India favourites, Pakistan so far hopeless, says Zaheer Abbas February 24, 2015

    (Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) While there are a lot of similarities between India and Pakistan, cricket has always been one of...
  • Retail dilemma in India - nice malls are few and far between February 24, 2015

    New Delhi/Mumbai: A severe shortage of attractive malls has made setting up shop in India easier said than done, crimping expansion plans for both foreign retailers such as Lacoste and domestic giants like department store chain Shoppers Stop. India's searing heat, heavy traffic and cluttered pavements make malls the most popular...
  • Turkey wants to be part of PM Modi's 'Make in India' drive February 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Lauding the Narendra Modi-led government for providing stability and predictability in policies, Turkey on Monday said it wants to be part of the 'Make in India' programme, which could help treble the currently low bilateral trade volume. "I personally think the biggest incentive here now is stability and predictability. We...
  • India must grow, fulfil reform promise for rating upgrade: S&P February 24, 2015

    Mumbai: India must boost growth, cut its fiscal deficit and fulfil promises of financial and fiscal reforms in order to justify an upgrade in a credit rating, currently lodged one rung above junk bond territory, rating agency Standard & Poor's said on Monday. S&P raised India's credit rating outlook to 'stable'...
  • Shikhar Dhawan most mentioned Indian player on Twitter February 23, 2015

    Melbourne: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan topped the list of the most mentioned players from India in Twitter after his ton (137) for a winning cause against South Africa in a Pool B World Cup encounter. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) and Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) were the second and third most spoken...
  • India thrash South Africa: Is India now a strong contender for the world cup? February 23, 2015

    This was India's maiden World Cup win against South Africa after having lost in 1992, 1999 and 2011. ...
  • I am happy, but not satisfied: Sachin Tendulkar February 23, 2015

    Melbourne: Impressed with India's dominating performance in the World Cup so far but not completely satisfied with it, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar said that the team can raise its game a few notches higher. India are comfortably perched atop Pool B after two straight wins against Pakistan and South Africa respectively...
  • India concerned at former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed's arrest and manhandling February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after the former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was arrested on a terror charge, India on Monday expressed concern at his arrest and manhandling. Nasheed, the leader of opposition and chief of Maldivian Democratic Party, was dragged in the court by the police for the hearing in the...
  • Air India flight delayed as Congress MP goes 'shopping' February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: An Air India flight to Hyderabad from Delhi, with a Union Minister and Supreme Court judge onboard, was held up for 45 minutes in New Delhi after a senior Congress leader from Telangana did not turn up for boarding at the scheduled time as she was allegedly busy...
  • Never in my wildest dream I thought of such big win: Sunil Gavaskar February 23, 2015

    Perth: Lavishing praise on Team India for defeating South Africa in the cricket World Cup, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Monday said he never thought in his wildest dream that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men would beat the Proteas by such a huge margin. Defending champions India crushed South Africa by 130...
  • We are not capitalising on the last 10 overs, says Kris Srikkanth February 23, 2015

    Former India captain Kris Srikkanth is of the opinion that India haven't scored that many runs in the last 10 overs and needs to play straight to avoid losing wickets. ...
  • Anil Kumble becomes 4th Indian to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame February 23, 2015

    To join an elite list of cricketers is a very special feeling and to be the 4th Indian to be inducted makes it even more special, says former India captain Anil Kumble. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Very disappointed losing to England, says Mommsen February 23, 2015

    Scotland could not get the result they wanted against England, but in passages of play they showed that they were yet another associate nation that deserved to be taken seriously. A much more experienced, well-drilled England team suffered a proper wobble before they ploughed through to secure a comfortable win...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Flexibility is Rahane's key strength, says MS Dhoni February 23, 2015

    Perth: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that talented Mumbai batsman Ajinkya Rahane is one player who has improved by leaps and bounds in recent times and is ready to don any hat for the team's cause. His 60-ball-79 against South Africa was equally important in the final context of...
  • Images: From Ghaziabad to Melbourne, fans rejoice in India's win over South Africa February 23, 2015

    Team India broke its World Cup jinx against South Africa, which sparked celebration by fans in India and Australia. Here's a look at the images after India's 130-run win. Fans gathered outside Suresh Raina's residence in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, to celebrate India's win. (Getty Images) Indore saw wild celebrations as fans burnt...
  • Shikhar Dhawan: Aggressive on the pitch, calm off it February 23, 2015

    Melbourne: Indian cricket's man of the moment Shikhar Dhawan, who mesmerised the MCG crowd with his 137-run match-winning knock against South Africa, said that staying calm during a lean patch was key to his success in the first two matches of the World Cup. Dhawan, who had an ordinary ODI tri-series...
  • Sorry for hunting expedition, Glenn McGrath finds surprise support February 23, 2015

    Glenn McGrath was a hero of three successful Australian World Cup campaigns (1999, 2003 and 2007), but in recent days his image has taken quite a battering with local newspapers revealing that he hunted big game in Africa in 2008. The news copies, complete with unflattering images of him posing...
  • I support South Africa in cricket, not India: Roger Federer February 23, 2015

    Dubai: Roger Federer has apologised for getting caught up in the bitter rivalry between Indian and Pakistani cricket fans after he was pictured admiring the blue shirt of World Cup champions India in a marketing photo-shoot. The 17-time Grand Slam title winner shares the same sponsor as the Indian team and...
  • World Cup: Don't remember any team thrashing South Africa like India did, says Sourav Ganguly February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Impressed by India's clinical performance against South Africa, former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly said the Proteas have not been outplayed like this in a "long long time" and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side can gain a lot of courage from such a display. "I don't remember South Africa being outplayed...
  • Joy, disappointment and Neil Patrick Harris: The Indian audience's reaction to The Oscars 2015 February 23, 2015

    The Oscars 2015 were fun, but it was no shocker. For starters, a lot of people had successfully predicted who would take which award. Also there was Neil Patrick Harris proving to be a disappointment as a host. Plus, for a resident Indian, it is really a pain to wake...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies can't afford to slip against Zimbabwe February 23, 2015

    Canberra: It's hard to think of a single match at this World Cup that has generated as little interest as that between West Indies and Zimbabwe at the Manuka Oval in Canberra, scheduled for Tuesday. A venue that has hosted only five internationals playing host to two teams that aren't...
  • A wide open World Cup, says Sachin Tendulkar February 23, 2015

    World Cup winner and ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador Sachin Tendulkar has predicted that the event will be even more competitive as it progresses after the first 10 days produced exciting and entertaining cricket. Talking to the ICC on the sidelines of India versus South Africa match at the Melbourne...
  • Moeen Ali shines as England sink Scotland to open World Cup account February 23, 2015

    England picked up their first points of the 2015 World Cup, but the manner in which they secured a 119-run win over Scotland on Monday (February 23) did little to erase the significant doubts that exist over their ability to play top-flight One-Day International cricket. England wheezed to 303 for...
  • World Cup side notes: Cricketers and their obsession with ink February 23, 2015

    Having been in practice for over 6000 years with its roots traced back to the pharaohs of Egypt, the fad for tattoos has been ever growing with sportsperson, including cricketers craving to get inked. Tattoos are widely popular among sports players, but when it comes to cricketers, they seem to use...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Teams will now take India's bowling seriously February 23, 2015

    Two clinical but extremely convincing wins has set the ball rolling in the right direction for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men. The much assailed Indian bowling line-up would undoubtedly be the most discussed topic hereon in the team meetings of most countries in the tournament. More than the talent that the...
  • ICC World Cup: When Melbourne turned into Mumbai and Mohali February 23, 2015

    This could so easily have been Mumbai or Mohali, given the sea of blue that drove the Indian team and the profusion of Indian flags across the vast expanse of the hugely populated stands. In reality, this was the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia's pride and joy, by a distance the...