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  • India pledges Rs 50 lakh as immediate assistance for Lanka landslide 4 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India has pledged Rs five million as immediate relief for victims of landslide in Sri Lanka and is also considering medium and long-term assistance. "India has pledged as immediate relief assistance of Rs 50 lakh for the victims of landslide in Sri Lanka," the Spokesperson in the Ministry...
  • Under current ICC rules, Muraliatharan would never played: Muhammad Yousuf 8 hours 7 minutes ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf on Friday said that Sri Lankan legend and world's highest wicket-taker in Test cricket Muttiah Muraliatharan would have never been allowed to play top-flight cricket had current ICC rules on chucking would have been in place during their time. "Murali straightened his elbow well past...
  • Dew will be a factor in first India-Sri Lanka ODI 8 hours 40 minutes ago

    Cuttack: The first ODI between India and Sri Lanka at the Barabati Stadium will be a run-feast predicted curator Pankaj Patnaik but at the same time did not forget to remind that toss might turn out to be crucial due to dew factor, later in the evening. The 22-yard strip may...
  • Wriddhiman Saha almost certain for first ODI against Sri Lanka 10 hours 2 minutes ago

    Cuttack: Uncertainty over the availability of Wriddhiman Saha, who had a split webbing in his right hand, for the first ODI of the five-match series against Sri Lanka seems to be over as the wicket-keeper batsman looked fit ahead of the opener on Sunday. The Bengal wicket-keeper, who impressed during this...
  • India-assisted northern Lanka railways trial run successful 10 hours 31 minutes ago

    Colombo: India announced the successful completion of trail run on a key railway track in Tamil-majority northern Sri Lanka, a region that suffered heavily during the three decade-long civil war. The trial took place along the renovated Madhu Road- Thiruketheeswaram line. "The trial run evoked considerable enthusiasm among the local...
  • Tamil Nadu fishermen announce indefinite strike, want Centre to ensure release of 5 Indians from Sri Lanka 13 hours 50 minutes ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu fishermen on Friday announced indefinite strike to protest against the Sri Lankan court's capital punishment to five Indian fishermen. The fishermen were arrested by the Lankan Navy in alleged drugs case in 2011. Fishermen want the Centre to ensure release of the five Indians. Fishermen associations said that...
  • Protests erupt in Tamil Nadu after Sri Lankan court gives death sentence to five Indian fishermen 16 hours 48 minutes ago

    Chennai: Protests erupted in Tamil Nadu on Friday after five Indian fishermen from the state were given death sentence by a Sri Lankan court in alleged drugs smuggling case. Meanwhile, fishermen in Rameshwaram have withdrawn their protest after assurance from state government which said that it will appeal in Sri Lanka...
  • MEA to fight for Tamil Nadu fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka 19 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Protests broke out in Tamil Nadu after five fishermen from the state were sentenced to death in Sri Lanka for smuggling drugs. The Ministry of External Affairs has said that it will file an appeal in the high court. The fishermen from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu were arrested...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories Yesterday

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay Yesterday

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  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe reveals Jamaat trained operatives to carry out 9/11 type attack Yesterday

    The interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveals that the Jamaat operatives underwent al-Qaeda's model of training to execute an attack similar to that of the 9/11 attack in the United States. ...
  • Tamil Nadu CM urges Modi to ensure release of Indian fishermen given death penalty Yesterday

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging the government to ensure the release of the five fishermen who have been sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court for allegedly smuggling drugs. He has said that the people of Tamil Nadu have...
  • PM Modi condoles loss of lives in Sri Lanka landslide Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep condolences over the loss of lives in a landslide in Sri Lanka that mostly destroyed homes of Indian-origin people and wished speedy recovery to those injured. "PM has expressed his deep condolences on the loss of lives due to the landslide in...
  • Rohit showed he has completely recovered from injury: Sanjay Bangar Yesterday

    Mumbai: Rohit Sharma showed no signs of the finger injury that kept him out of action for more than two months as he hammered the visiting Sri Lanka bowlers on Thursday making 142 off 111 balls, said India A coach Sanjay Bangar after his team won the warm-up game here. "Rohit...
  • Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey score tons as India A beat Sri Lanka Yesterday

    Mumbai: A fit-again Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey slammed strokeful centuries as India A feasted on Sri Lanka's mediocre attack before registering a comfortable 88-run victory in a warm-up match for the visitors ahead of their ODI series against India, here on Thursday. Playing his first match after recovering from a...
  • Sri Lanka court gives death to five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu in drug smuggling case Yesterday

    Chennai: Sri Lankan court on Thursday gave capital punishment to five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu in an alleged drugs trafficking case. The fishermen were arrested in 2011 by Sri Lankan Navy. The fishermen have been given time till November 14 to appeal at the Sri Lankan Supreme Court. The five...
  • Rohit Sharma announces comeback with a 111-ball 142 Yesterday

    The day after saying "hard work, not natural talent, has made me," Rohit Sharma proved it on the field. Rohit put his pads on for India A after a two-month injury layoff to face the visiting Sri Lankan team in one-day practice match, and carnage followed. Playing on home turf at the...
  • Sri Lanka opt for Trevor Penney as assistant coach 2 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has opted for Trevor Penney, who till recently was involved with the Indian team, as an assistant to the national coach Marvan Atapattu. SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said Penney has been considered for both roles, Atapattu's understudy and the job of fielding coach. The appointment is subject...
  • Sri Lanka: 10 killed, nearly 300 missing in landslide 2 days ago

    Colombo: At least 10 persons were killed and up to 300 missing on Wednesday after a massive landslide triggered by monsoon rains struck central Sri Lanka, forcing authorities to deploy the army to conduct rescue operations. The landslide struck in the morning and wiped out 120 workers' homes at the Meeriabedda...
  • Injured Jasprit Bumrah in doubt against Sri Lanka 2 days ago

    Mumbai: A knee injury sustained recently while playing for West Zone in the Duleep Trophy tournament could prevent young Gujarat medium pacer Jasprit Bumrah from taking the field on Thursday for India A in their tour game against the visiting Sri Lankans. "There is a minor concern about Jasprit (Bumrah). He...
  • Sachithra Senanayake to face Chennai 'action' test 2 days ago

    Colombo: Sachithra Senanayake, the Sri Lankan offspinner banned for illegal bowling action, is to proceed to Chennai's ICC accredited centre for suspect actions. Jerome Jayaratne, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) head bowling coach, said that the offspinner has corrected his action since being banned by the ICC. The SLC executive committee, convinced now...
  • Manoj Tiwary-led India A set to take on Sri Lanka in warm up tie 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Fringe players will have a chance to prove their mettle when the Manoj Tiwary-led India A take on Sri Lanka in the only one-day warm up match, which will mark the beginning of the hastily scheduled ODI series on Thursday. The tour game, at the Cricket Club of India's Brabourne...
  • India can't take it easy against 'underprepared' Sri Lanka 2 days ago

    Sri Lanka answered BCCI's urgent call in the affirmative and are here for the five-match ODI series arranged in the eleventh hour after West Indies took a mid-tour flight back home from India - annoying one of the ICC 'Big Three'. While the West Indies team, its cricket board WICB and...
  • I am always confident, says Wriddhiman Saha 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Wriddhiman Saha, who is expected to don the big gloves during India's first three ODIs against Sri Lanka is "feeling good" as he picked up the bat for the first time in a week since sustaining a webbing injury in his right hand during Duleep Trophy semi-final against...
  • Virat Kohli slips to No. 3 in ODI batsmen's rankings 3 days ago

    Dubai: Virat Kohli has slipped a rung but is still the best-placed Indian batsman at third position in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's rankings list released on Tuesday. Kohli, who has lost a place following South African Hashim Amla's upward movement, will have a chance to climb up the ladder once...
  • Will captaincy weigh on just back-in-form Virat Kohli? 3 days ago

    Once again Virat Kohli is at the helm of Team India. Once again he will be under the 'captaincy' pressure. And once again it will be a test for India's first-in-line to throne to sustain his recently-gained form against the West Indies after a long lean slump. India decided to rest...
  • Injured Mohammed Shami out of Sri Lanka ODIs, replaced by Dhawal Kulkarni 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian medium-pacer Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka starting November 2 due to an injury. Maharashtra medium-pacer Dhawal Kulkarni has replaced Shami in the 15-member Indian squad to be led by Virat Kohli, which has been announced for the first three...
  • Preparation for India tour not ideal: Angelo Mathews 5 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said that his team did not have an ideal preparation for the upcoming tour of India as they were concentrating on fitness and not skills during break from international cricket. After their series against Pakistan in August, the Lankan players were having a long...