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  • Resume Foreign Secretary-level talks: Pakistan to India April 19, 2015

    Lahore: Pakistan has called on India to resume foreign secretary-level talks to resolve all outstanding issues, saying with peace the menace of poverty, illiteracy and injustice in the region can be eradicated. "Although the Indian Foreign Secretary visited Pakistan on March 3 this year but it was 'a goodwill gesture'. The...
  • Pakistan condemns arrest of separatist leaders in Kashmir April 19, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday condemned the use of force by security forces against protesters in Kashmir and said the arrest of separatist leaders in the Valley is a matter of concern. "Pakistan is deeply concerned at the increase in systematic human rights violations in Kashmir. We condemn the brutal use of...
  • IPL 8: Tom Moody credits Mayank Agarwal's composure on the field April 19, 2015

    Giving full credit to Agarwal for his remarkable fielding, coach Moody said SRH are a superb fielding unit. ...
  • Sitaram Yechury: Suave, soft-spoken and dynamic April 19, 2015

    Hyderabad: Sitaram Yechury, who has been elected the new general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist, has been the most prominent face of the party for decades. Suave and soft-spoken, he has been associated with the Communist movement since his student days and now at the age of 62 faces...
  • Will do all I can to remain number one: Sania Mirza April 19, 2015

    Hyderabad: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza says she would do all it takes to maintain her world number one ranking. "I wish I could tell the future. But, I can't. So, I am going to try and keep it (number one rank) as long as possible and do whatever I can,"...
  • West Indies drop Sulieman Benn for second Test against England April 19, 2015

    Sulieman Benn was excluded from the West Indies squad for their second Test match against England, starting at the National Cricket Stadium in St George's, Grenada from Tuesday (April 21). Benn was replaced by Shannon Gabriel, the right-arm seamer, in what is the only change to the team that drew the...
  • IPL 8: JP Duminy hails Delhi Daredevils' fighting attitude April 19, 2015

    Visakhapatnam: 'Catches win matches' is probably the oldest adage in cricket. On Saturday (April 18) night, Mayank Agarwal showed that an astounding bit of fielding could do the same when Delhi Daredevils were defending 167 for 4 at Visakhapatnam. Karn Sharma was striking the ball cleanly and Sunrisers Hyderabad needed seven...
  • CSA denies interference in World Cup semifinal playing XI April 19, 2015

    Cricket South Africa (CSA) has categorically denied interfering in selection of the team's playing XI for the World Cup semifinal against New Zealand last month. An official CSA statement was sent out on Saturday (April 18) following a factual examination done by three independent directors of the board. Reports over possible instructions...
  • IPL 8: Tim Southee eyeing Brendon McCullum's wicket April 18, 2015

    Around two months back, on February 20 in Wellington, Brendon McCullum and Tim Southee joined forces to dismantle, and even embarrass, England in their 2015 World Cup clash. First, Southee bowled one of the great spells in One-Day International history, ending with 7 for 33 that would be remembered for years...
  • India beat Philippines, enter Fed Cup Group I April 18, 2015

    Hyderabad: The Sania Mirza-led Indian women's tennis team came out with a gritty performance to beat Philippines 2-1 in the Fed Cup Group II Asia/Oceania promotional playoff final here on Saturday night to enter Group I, where they will play in 2016. In the all-important playoff, India won the first singles...
  • India @ 9 with Anchal Vohra April 18, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Anchal Vohra on India @ 9. ...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Vachier-Lagrave in Shamkir Chess tournament April 18, 2015

    Shamkir (Azerbaijan): Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out his second straight draw in the Shamkir Chess tournament, signing peace with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France quite easily with black pieces in the second round here today. After letting reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway off the hook in the first...
  • Congress activists hold protest against Jammu and Kashmir government, Centre April 18, 2015

    Jammu: Several activists of Jammu and Kashmir Youth Congress on Saturday held a protest on Jammu against the state government and the Centre, alleging that both the Central and Mufti Sayeed governments have been supporting anti-national forces in the state. "The NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the...
  • Post Hudhud storm Vizag rooting for more matches April 18, 2015

    Visakhapatnam: CR Mohan, the media in-charge at the Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam, was a busy man on October 11, 2014. He was setting things up for the third One-Day International between India and West Indies. News of Cyclone Hudhud was coming in, but nobody in the port...
  • US Ambassador to India, visits Startup Village April 18, 2015

    Kochi: US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma has visited Startup Village the country's first Public Private Partnership technology business incubator jointly promoted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Technopark and MobME Wireless. During his interaction with young entrepreneurs and the Startup Village officials on Friday...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates centenary function of Patna High Court April 18, 2015

    Patna: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that elected representatives would have strong desire to go for populism which might affect individual rights and the duty of the judiciary is to show red flag to any infringement of fundamental rights of a citizen. Inaugurating the centenary celebration of the Patna High...
  • Abandoned India tour on agenda in WICB meeting April 18, 2015

    St. John's, Antigua: Last year's controversial abandoned tour of India will be on the agenda when the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) meets with the Caribbean Community's (CARICOM) Committee on Cricket Governance next Monday in Grenada. WICB president Dave Cameron, along with all 18 directors of the board, will sit down...
  • James Anderson breaks Ian Botham's record April 18, 2015

    Anderson became England's highest wicket-taker in test cricket when he claimed his 384th victim in the drawn first Test against West Indies in Antigua. ...
  • Hockey: India women go down 0-3 to US in Hawke's Bay Cup April 18, 2015

    Hastings: The Indian women's hockey team were once again drubbed by the US, losing 0-3 in the 5-8 position classification match of the Hawke's Bay Cup on Saturday. The US capitalised on their opportunities to bag a second win over India in the tournament, having beaten the Asian side 4-2 earlier...
  • IPL 8: Rossouw trying to break into star-studded RCB line-up April 18, 2015

    Bangalore: Rilee Rossouw and Virat Kohli first crossed paths seven years ago, at the Under-19 World Cup final in Kuala Lumpur. Both batsmen were talked up as future batting mainstays, and the man who mentored them early in their careers, Ray Jennings, often spoke in admiration at the talent at...
  • Pakistan and Jamaat-ud-Dawa help Kashmiris and we call it jihad, says 26/11 planner Hafiz Saeed April 18, 2015

    Islamabad: Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed strongly came out in support of Kashmiri separatists and admitted that his organisation is backing the Pakistan Army wage jihad in the valley. During a TV interview, Hafiz said, "If India is not ready to give their rights and if...
  • Supporting a smaller sport is always good: Gautam Gambhir April 18, 2015

    Not able to represent the country due to lack of funds is one of the worst things that can happen to any sportsmen, says Gambhir after donating funds to Indian ice hockey team. ...
  • Indian women seek glory in World Team Chess Championship April 18, 2015

    Chengdu: Led by world number three Koneru Humpy, the Indian women's team will look for an unprecedented medal haul when it competes in the World Team Chess Championship that gets underway in Chengdu. Humpy, who was ousted in the quarter-finals of the world women championship recently, will be the mainstay while...
  • IPL 8: Shakib's absence is a big blow to KKR, says Gambhir April 18, 2015

    All the talk ahead of the Indian Premier League 2015 match between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Saturday centred on two individuals - Glenn Maxwell and Sunil Narine. Both played starring roles for their teams last season - Narine's Kolkata...
  • IPL 8: Kirsten has been great for Delhi Daredevils, says Yuvraj Singh April 18, 2015

    Delhi Daredevils bought Yuvraj Singh for a record Rs 16 crore at this year's Indian Premier League auction with the hope that he would help them reverse their fortunes. The start wasn't too hot - an ungainly 9 against Chennai Super Kings and then a scratchy 27 against Rajasthan Royals. Before...
  • PM Modi returns home after three-nation tour April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to the Capital early on Saturday morning after a three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada during which a number of key agreements were signed, including the supply of 36 Rafale fighter jets by France and uranium from Canada. Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay...
  • I have become a better player since playing the IPL: Shakib Al Hasan April 18, 2015

    Bangladesh had a more than satisfactory 2015 World Cup, knocking England out to make the quarterfinals, where they fought for a while before falling away in the face of the collective muscle of the Indians. Shakib Al Hasan, the biggest star Bangladesh cricket has ever had, had a decent World Cup...
  • IPL 8: Mitchel Starc fit to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore April 17, 2015

    Bangalore: Mitchell Starc, out of action since the end of the 2015 World Cup because of a knee injury, is scheduled to leave Australia to join his Royal Challengers Bangalore team-mates in the Pepsi Indian Premier League 2015 on Sunday (April 19). Starc would then be available to take part in...
  • Viswanathan Anand lets Carlsen off the hook, settles for draw April 17, 2015

    Shamkir: Viswanthan Anand let a golden opportunity slip as he let reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen off the hook and settled for a draw with the Norwegian in the first round of 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial chess tournament on Friday. Capitalising on an unforced error by Carlsen, five-time World Champion Anand...