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  • Sushhma Swaraj conveys security concerns during meeting with North Korea Foreign Minister April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: India's security concerns were on Monday conveyed to Ri Su Yong, Foreign Minister of North Korea which has close military ties with Pakistan. Ri, the first ever Foreign Minister from his country to visit India, held discussions with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in a "frank and and friendly...
  • Hockey: We learnt lessons in Azlan Shah Cup, says Paul van Ass April 12, 2015

    Ipoh: For Paul van Ass, the third-place finish in his maiden assignment as India's new hockey chief coach was undoubtedly a creditable performance and the Dutchman said that he has managed to achieve his target in the tournament by learning "six beautiful lessons". From the very beginning, Van Ass said that...
  • North Korean Foreign Minister in India April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: In a significant diplomatic engagement, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will receive her North Korean counterpart Ri Su-yong on Monday during which issues like DPRK's contentious nuclear programme and concerns over the tension in the Korean Peninsula are expected to figure. The meeting, which comes nearly a month ahead...
  • Hockey: India claim Sultan Azlan Shah bronze beating South Korea on penalties April 12, 2015

    India continued their dominance over South Korea and claimed a podium finish at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia with a 4-1 win on penalties in the bronze-medal playoff. After the regulation period ended in a 2-2 draw identical to the result of the league phase encounter between the two,...
  • As it happened: Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, India vs South Korea, bronze medal playoff April 12, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Young striker Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a hat-trick as India produced their best performance of the tournament to stun world champions and title holders Australia 4-2 on Saturday and secure a place in the third and fourth place play-off...
  • New Zealand draw with Korea to set up title clash against Australia April 11, 2015

    Ipoh: New Zealand today eked out a hard-fought 3-3 draw against Korea to seal their place in the final of the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, while hosts Malaysia beat a lowly Canada in an inconsequential league match. A draw was enough for the Black Sticks to qualify for...
  • Azlan Shah Hockey: Australia in final, Korea beat Malaysia to stay alive April 9, 2015

    Ipoh: World champion Australia's title defence continued in the right earnest as they defeated Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand 3-1 to register their fourth straight win, while Korea beat hosts Malaysia 3-2 to stay in the hunt in the Azlan Shah Cup hockey on Thursday. In the second match of the day...
  • North Korea fires missiles ahead of Pentagon chief's visit April 9, 2015

    Seoul: North Korea fired two surface-to-air missiles into the sea this week as US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter visited the region for talks in Tokyo and Seoul, South Korea's defence ministry said on Thursday. The North launched the missiles from a west coast base into the Yellow Sea on Tuesday in...
  • Azlan Shah: Australia eke out 3-2 win over Malaysia, Korea beat Canada April 6, 2015

    Ipoh: Defending champions Australia were made to toil hard in their 3-2 win over a spirited Malaysian side, while Korea got the better of minnows Canada 3-1 in another league match on Day 2 of the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, here on Monday. World champions Australia struggled to...
  • North Korea declares no-sail zone, missile launch seen as possible: Reports April 6, 2015

    Seoul: North Korea has declared a no-sail zone for its ships off its east coast, South Korean media reported on Monday, suggesting more missile launches are possible before the U.S. defence chief visits Seoul this week. Pyongyang fired four short-range missiles off its west coast on Friday in what South Korea...
  • Satisfied with performance but not with result, says India's hockey coach April 5, 2015

    Ipoh: The hard-fought 2-2 draw against Korea in the Azlan Shah Cup was Paul van Ass' first international game as India's chief coach and the Dutchman said he was "satisfied" with the way his wards played on Sunday, although he regrets not finishing as winners. India took the lead through Nikkin...
  • Hockey: India held to a 2-2 draw by Korea at Sultan Azlan Shah April 5, 2015

    Ipoh: India on Sunday drew 2-2 with Korea to make a satisfactory start to their campaign in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here, in what was Dutchman Paul van Ass' first match as the team's chief coach. India took the lead through Nikkin Thimmaiah (10th minute) before Korea scored...
  • As it happened: Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey, India vs Korea April 5, 2015

    (For LIVE updates, scroll down to bottom of the page) Already assured of a place in the Rio Olympics, Asian Games champions India will start their preparations for the mega-event with the 24th Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament where they would face Korea in their opening match on Sunday. Given that India...
  • Sultan Azlan Shah will kickstart our preparation for Rio 2016: India's hockey coach April 4, 2015

    Ipoh: Indian hockey team's newly appointed chief coach Paul van Ass wants to start his team's preparation for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in right earnest with a good show in the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament. "Every chance that you get to play against international opponents, you...
  • Hockey: India begin hunt for another Sultan Azlan Shah title April 4, 2015

    With the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup commencing on Sunday in Malaysia, the Indian men's hockey team is all geared up to put their best foot forward in the opening clash against South Korea. The two teams last met in the semi-final of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea,...
  • North Korea fires four short-range missiles into sea April 3, 2015

    Seoul: North Korea test-fired four short-range missiles into the sea off its west coast on Friday in an operation apparently supervised by leader Kim Jong-Un amid heightened military tensions, a South Korean military spokesman said. The missiles were launched from a base on the west coast and flew more than 100...
  • South Korea are tough opponents, says PR Sreejesh March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team vice-captain PR Sreejesh on Tuesday said their first opponent in the forthcoming 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup South Korea will be a hard nut to crack even if they have had the ascendancy in recent matches against their Asian rivals. India defeated South Korea in the...
  • US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank March 28, 2015

    Washington: US resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power. South Korea, one of America's closest friends in Asia, announced yesterday it will...
  • Swimming: Tearful Park Tae-hwan apologises for failed doping test March 27, 2015

    South Korea's Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan choked back the tears on Friday as he apologised for a failed doping test that led to an 18-month ban from the sport and said he wished he could turn back time and do things differently. Swimming's governing body FINA handed out the ban...
  • Notel: The Rs 3,000 device that is a symbol of change in North Korea March 27, 2015

    Seoul: A $50 (approximately Rs 3,000) portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government's efforts to keep its people isolated - a symbol of change in one of the world's most repressed societies. By some estimates, up to half of all urban...
  • South Korea's Park Tae-hwan handed 18-month ban by FINA March 23, 2015

    South Korea's Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan was handed an 18-month ban after a failed drug test, swimming's governing body said on Monday. Park, a two-time world champion and first Korean to win an Olympic swimming medal, tested positive for testosterone in an out of competition test conducted by FINA last...
  • North Korea says can fire nuclear missile at 'any time' March 21, 2015

    London: North Korea has the ability to fire a nuclear weapon and would use a nuclear missile in retaliation if it is attacked, the country's ambassador to Britain told Sky News on Friday. "It is not the United States that has a monopoly on nuclear weapons strikes," Ambassador Hyun Hak-bong...
  • North Korean envoy says his country has nuclear missiles March 20, 2015

    London: A North Korean envoy says his country has developed nuclear missiles and is prepared to use them at any time. North Korean Ambassador to Britain Hyun Hak Bong said in a recent interview with British broadcaster that his government would use the missiles in response to a nuclear attack by...
  • LG's customisable AKA smartphone to start selling overseas March 19, 2015

    Seoul: LG Electronics announced that it will begin the first overseas rollout of its fun and customizable AKA smartphone starting in Hong Kong next week followed by China, Taiwan, Singapore and Turkey. LG AKA was first introduced to Korean customers at the end of 2014, where it has garnered healthy sales...
  • UN expert demands international action on North Korea abductions March 17, 2015

    Geneva: A United Nations rights expert squared off with North Korea on Monday by urging the global community to resolve the fate of 200,000 people allegedly abducted by Pyongyang, and refer perpetrators to the International Criminal Court. "There is a real sense of urgency to solve this matter once and for...
  • South Korea develops smartphone application to curb student suicide March 13, 2015

    Seoul: South Korea has developed smartphone apps to help bring down its high student suicide rate by warning parents when their children might be at risk, the education ministry said on Friday. The government-developed apps, which the ministry hopes to introduce this year, are programmed to detect "suicide- related" words used...
  • Well-wishing South Korean offers dog meat to injured US envoy March 7, 2015

    Seoul: A well-wishing South Korean man tried to offer dog meat to injured US Ambassador Mark Lippert, who is recovering from an attack by a knife-wielding anti-US activist, hospital officials said Saturday. The man, who looked to be in his 70s, arrived at Seoul's Severance Hospital on Friday morning with a...
  • Saina Nehwal eases into All England Championships quarters March 5, 2015

    Birmingham: Third seed Saina Nehwal eased into the women's singles badminton quarter-finals at the All England Championships with a convincing win over South Korean qualifier Kim Hyo Min on Thursday. However, top Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa crashed out of the prestigious event with a straight-game...
  • US Ambassador to South Korea assaulted in Seoul: US March 5, 2015

    Washington: US Ambassador to S Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted in Seoul on Thursday morning while giving a speech, the State Department has said. "We can confirm that US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted Thursday morning in Seoul while giving a speech. We strongly condemn...
  • Japan calls for return of isles from South Korea February 22, 2015

    Tokyo: Japan urged South Korea again on Sunday to return disputed islets, one of the issues which have soured ties between the two US allies. Seoul controls the islands in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) which it calls Dokdo. They are known in Japan as Takeshima. The Shimane prefectural government...