International

  • Kerala: Gold worth Rs 35 lakh seized from passenger 6 hours 50 minutes ago

    Kozhikode: About 1.27 kg of gold worth approximately Rs 35 lakh was seized on Sunday by Customs officials from a passenger who arrived at nearby Karipur international airport. The man had arrived here from Sharjah on an Air India Express flight. The gold was found concealed in a loudspeaker in his...
  • I'm very satisfied with my tennis career, says Li Na 14 hours 33 minutes ago

    Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, said Sunday she had "no regrets" about her decision to retire over long time issues with knee injuries. "I'm very satisfied with my tennis career," the 32-year-old Li, a former French and Australian...
  • ICC ODI Rankings: Mithali Raj retains top spot in batting 19 hours 41 minutes ago

    Dubai: India's Mithali Raj maintained her position atop the women batters while Jhulan Goswami dropped a place to fourth among the bowlers in the latest One-Day International (ODI) rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday. Mithali retained her spot with 735 points while her compatriot Harmanpreet Kaur also...
  • Ravindra Jadeja row went too far: James Anderson 19 hours 45 minutes ago

    London: Reflecting on his infamous altercation with Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, England pace spearhead James Anderson said the matter that brought a great deal of stress to him "went too far" and could have been dealt with on the day of the incident itself. "I felt it went too far...
  • Jonathan Trott denies Mitchell Johnson caused Ashes exit 22 hours 28 minutes ago

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott insisted Saturday that Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was not responsible for his early exit from England's Ashes tour as he criticised Michael Vaughan's reaction to his health problems. When Trott quit what turned out to be a 5-0 Ashes thrashing by Australia after twice falling...
  • Lasith Malinga to undergo ankle treatment in Australia Yesterday

    Colombo: Sri Lanka will have to do without Lasith Malinga for about three-and-a-half months until early next year as the speedster has planned to get his troubled ankle treated in Australia. National Selector Pramodaya Wickramasingha said that the right-armer would be soon flying to Australia for treatment to an ankle injury...
  • Plea for non-violence towards all living beings: UN Yesterday

    United Nations: The UN International Day of Peace celebrations heard an appeal from the International Mahavira Jain Mission for non-violence towards all living beings as a way of promoting world peace. Neil Parikh, a 21-year-old student from New Jersey, representing the organization, said, "When people think about world peace it is...
  • Michel Platini plans to keep luxury gift, make charity donation Yesterday

    UEFA president Michel Platini has said he intends to ignore FIFA requests and not return a luxury watch valued at 25,000 Swiss francs ($26,600), given to him by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). Instead, he said on Friday in British media reports, he will make a donation for the same amount...
  • Italian football club president attacks referee, banned for five years Yesterday

    An Italian club president has been banned for five years after attacking and injuring a referee in the dressing room at halftime during a lower division match, causing the game to be suspended. Paolo Pilloni, president of Sardinian club Sanluri, punched match official Luigi Cannas on his cheek, causing him to...
  • UN Security Council calls for international support against IS Yesterday

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Friday urged the international community to "further strengthen and expand support" for Iraqi government in fighting Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. In a presidential statement issued here at a ministerial debate chaired by US Secretary of State John Kerry, the members of...
  • Pakistan selectors want to drop Younis Khan from ODIs Yesterday

    Karachi: The national selectors who are under fire for not showing up for the ongoing National T20 Championship matches, want Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq to bat at number three position in the 50-over format. A source aware of the developments said that the six-member selection committee, which is headed by...
  • Gangnam, fireworks and a glittering opening ceremony kick off Asian Games 2014 in Incheon 2 days ago

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games opened in a multi-coloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted K-Pop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. An array of Olympians and regional sports stars will compete over 15 days...
  • Only four people have seen FIFA probe report, says judge 2 days ago

    FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert, responsible for deciding whether there was corruption in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, said only four people have seen the report following an investigation into the decisions. Eckert, who heads the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA's ethics committee, said he hoped to...
  • FIFA best in world for ethics, says president Blatter 2 days ago

    Soccer's governing body FIFA has an exemplary ethics set-up unmatched by any other sports organisation, its president Sepp Blatter said on Friday. "Since the reforms, we have had an exemplary organisation in ethics... we have two chambers... with independent chairmen," Blatter told the World Summit for Ethics in Sports. "We are the...
  • Fear of losing is gone, says shuttler HS Prannoy 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy says the success of winning the Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold has erased his fears of defeat and fuelled a dream of working harder than ever to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics. "I think a title was due for me. I reached so many quarter-finals...
  • Clive Lloyd pleased with new West Indies players 2 days ago

    Bridgetown: West Indies cricket legend Clive Lloyd says he is impressed with the new crop of young players on the regional cricket team following the series against Bangladesh. Lloyd, the most successful captain who led the team during the 1970s and 1980s, has singled out opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite who was...
  • China's first lady Peng Liyuan visits Tagore International school, students exhibit their skills 3 days ago

    Students of Tagore International School flaunt their Mandarin skills on Thursday when Chinese President Xi Jinping's wife Peng Liyuan visits the school for an interaction with students. Peng interacted with a select group of students and did some calligraphy. ...
  • Delhi: Cultural extravaganza in Tagore International school 3 days ago

    Lady Peng Liyuan on Thursday met the students of the Tagore International School in the national capital. CNN-IBN's Jagriti Chandra spoke to some students who performed for the first Lady. "We could present our culture, which is diverse. She loved our performances, she was overwhelmed," students said. ...
  • China's First Lady Peng Liyuan visits Tagore International school 3 days ago

    China's First Lady Peng Liyuan on Thursday met the students of the Tagore International School in the national capital. Students sang a song in Mandarin for the first lady. They also performed a classical dance rendition of Tagore's poem. ...
  • Hulk must earn Brazil recall, says coach Dunga 3 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: The absence of forward Hulk from Brazil's national squad is proof that no player is an automatic choice, says Selecao coach Dunga. Hulk, a regulator starter for Brazil for the past two years, was left out of Dunga's squad for friendlies against Argentina and Japan next month, reports...
  • Watch: Students of Tagore International School prepare Mandarin melodies for the Chinese First Lady 3 days ago

    Students of Tagore International School in New Delhi will get a chance to flaunt their Mandarin skills on Thursday when Chinese President Xi Jinping's wife Peng Liyuan visits the school for an interactive session. ...
  • US lawmakers disappointed over FIBA decision on Sikh players 3 days ago

    Washington: Two leading US lawmakers have expressed disappointment over the decision of FIBA to continue with its policy to ban players from wearing headgears in international matches, even though it allowed them to sport religious headgear as part of a "trial period" for two years. "We are deeply disappointed with the...
  • China's first lady to visit Tagore International School today 3 days ago

    New Delhi: China's first lady Lady Peng Liyuan is scheduled to visit the Tagore International School in the national capital on Thursday morning. The school has a distance learning programme with a school in Shanghai as part of which Indian students learn Tai Chi and students in China learn Kathak...
  • West Indies' Darren Bravo fined by ICC 4 days ago

    Dubai: West Indies player Darren Bravo has been found guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the fourth and final day's play in the second Test against Bangladesh in St. Lucia. He was fined 30 percent of his match fee for breaching Article 2.1.8 of the...
  • Dunga picks Robinho for Argentina match 4 days ago

    Rio de Janerio: Brazil coach Dunga has called up Robinho for the team's friendly matches against Argentina and Japan next month. The striker had been left out of Dunga's team for friendlies earlier this month against Colombia and Ecuador but was later added to the squad after Hulk got injured. Brazil will...
  • Ajmal will undergo bio-mechanic test at PCB laboratory: Intikhab Alam 4 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will use all modern methods including a functional biomechanics laboratory to stamp out the menace of bowlers with illegal bowling actions in domestic cricket. Former captain Intikhab Alam who heads the PCB's domestic cricket operations told PTI on Tuesday that there were also plans to...
  • Afridi shouldn't take captaincy for granted: Miandad 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan batting legend Javed Miandad has supported the decision to reappoint Shahid Afridi as the Twenty20 captain but cautioned the all-rounder against taking the position for granted. Afridi was sacked from the post in 2011 after a bitter feud with then coach Waqar Younis. Miandad said Afridi's batting form would...
  • PCB assures Ajmal full support in rehabilitation 4 days ago

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan assured his full support in getting banned off-spinner Saeed Ajmal back into the international fold. Shaharyar said Ajmal had served Pakistan with great distinction and now it was time for the board to stand beside him. He said Ajmal is determined for his...
  • Sachin Tendulkar named for Giants International Award 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Cricket maestro and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood danseuse Helen are among this year's Giants International awardees, according to an announcement here on Tuesday. Tendulkar will get the award for lifetime achievement in sports while Helen Salim Khan will be honoured for her lifetime contribution to films. The awards shall...
  • IMF, World Bank warn of renewed Gaza violence 4 days ago

    Jerusalem: The World Bank and International Monetary Fund warned that insufficient funding and political efforts to rebuild Gaza would make economic recovery almost impossible and lead to further violence. The warnings came three weeks after Israel and Hamas signed a ceasefire to end 50 days of conflict, and as the...