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  • Alastair Cook should be replaced as captain: Nasser Hussain 1 week ago

    London: Alastair Cook should be immediately taken out from captaincy ahead of the World Cup before time runs out, former England skipper Nasser Hussain had said. England's one-day series defeat in Sri Lanka was their fourth in a row under Cook, who scored 119 runs in six games. England went down...
  • Muslim clerics meet in Iran to counter extremists November 23, 2014

    QOM, Iran: Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries are gathering in Iran's holy city of Qom to develop a strategy to combat extremists including the Islamic State group that has captured large parts of Iraq and Syria. Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, the chief organizer of the conference, appealed for...
  • No way back for Kevin Pietersen says Nasser Hussain October 7, 2014

    London: Nasser Hussain said there was "no way back" for Kevin Pietersen after England's all-time leading run-scorer launched his autobiography with blistering attacks on wicketkeeper Matt Prior and former coach Andy Flower. The South Africa-born batsman, axed by England earlier this year after the team's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia, claimed...
  • SC extends bail of 2008 Bangalore blast accused Madani by 4 weeks August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday extended the bail of Abdul Nasser Madani, main accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial blast case for four weeks. A series of nine bombs were detonated across various locations in Bangalore in July 2008, killing two and injuring 20. Based on the...
  • 2008 Bangalore blasts: SC to hear Madani's bail plea today August 22, 2014

    Bangalore: The Supreme Court will on Friday hear the bail plea of Muslim political leader from Kerala Abdul Nasser Madani. Madani is the main accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial blast case that killed 2 and injured 20. A series of nine bombs were detonated across various locations in Bangalore...
  • England won't miss Cook as captain, says Nasser Hussain July 22, 2014

    London: Former England captain Nasser Hussain urged Alastair Cook to stand down as skipper after a 95run defeat by India at Lord's on Monday condemned the side to its tenth Test without a win. Immediately after the match Cook said he had no intention of resigning and the England and...
  • Nasser Hussain questions English bowling on green pitch July 18, 2014

    London: Former England captain Nasser Hussain questioned Alastair Cook's seamers on what he thought was "one of the best day one pitches for bowling" in the second Test, on the opening day, against India at Lord's. Hussain wrote in the Daily Mail that England failed to capitalise in the first and...
  • Uncertainity over release of Bangalore blast accused Madani continues July 14, 2014

    Bangalore: The uncertainty over the release of the Bangalore blast accused Abdul Nasser Madani on one month bail continues. After the Supreme Court granted him one month bail, his family and lawyers approached the Central Prison in Bangalore seeking his release. Since he is still awaiting the cancelling order of...
  • SC grants bail to Bangalore blast accused Madani for treatment July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has granted bail to Kerala PDP Chairman and Bangalore blast accused Abdul Nasser Madani for treatment. Madani was arrested in 2010 in connection with the Bangalore blasts which killed one person and injured 20 others. He has been in jail since then. The Karnataka government opposed...
  • PSG extend Blanc's contract to 2016 May 8, 2014

    Paris: Paris SaintGermain has extended coach Laurent Blanc's contract to June 2016, a day after he guided the club to a fourth French league title. Blanc was not even the club's first choice to succeed Carlo Ancelotti last summer, but he has outdone his predecessor by leading PSG to a league...
  • Rajnikanth launches much anticipated animated film 'Kochadaiiyaan' March 31, 2014

    Four years after the release of his last film 'Robot' in 2010, superstar Rajinikanth is back with the animation film 'Kochadaiiyaan'. On Sunday evening, the actor was spotted the legend promoting his film in Mumbai. ...
  • Rajinikanth-starrer 'Kochadaiiyaan' cleared with U-certificate March 20, 2014

    Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil period-drama 'Kochadaiiyaan' has been passed with a U-certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification. Directed by the southern matinee idol's daughter Soundarya Ashwin, the film, touted to be India's first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated movie, is slated to release April 11 worldwide. "'Kochadaiiyaan' has been censored...
  • Nasser's son Baasha to play his grandson in 'Saivam' January 28, 2014

    Chennai: Debutant Baasha, son of popular Tamil actor Nasser, will be seen playing the role of the latter's grandson in upcoming Tamil drama 'Saivam', which is being directed and produced by AL Vijay. "We were on the lookout for a newcomer to play the role of Nasser's grandson and that's...
  • Underpressure Alastair Cook faces biggest challenge: Nasser Hussain December 17, 2013

    Perth: Leading England out of their Ashes slump will be the biggest challenge of captain Alastair Cook's career, according to former skipper Nasser Hussain. After three series successes, England relinquished their grip on the urn on Tuesday when Australia recorded a third consecutive Test victory in Perth to establish an unassailable...
  • Ravi Pillai: From farmer's son to construction tycoon November 28, 2013

    Ravi Pillai Chairman and MD, RP Group of Companies Age: 60 Rank in the Rich List: 34 Net Worth: $1.7 billion The Big Challenge Faced in the Last Year: A huge shortage of skilled workforce. To overcome this, is planning to set up technical training institutes in India, Middle East and other countries. The Way Forward:...
  • Nasser Hussain fears for 'bullied' England November 25, 2013

    Brisbane: Former England captain Nasser Hussain said Alastair Cook's men had been "bullied" after Australia won the first Ashes Test in Brisbane by the huge margin of 381 runs on Sunday. England, bidding to win a fourth successive Test series against archrivals Australia, started well by reducing the hosts to 132...
  • 'Pizza 2 Villa' review: This Tamil film is a must watch November 15, 2013

    Cast: Ashok Selvan, Sanchita Shetty, Nasser, SJ Surya Director: Deepan Chakravarthy Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Film franchise is something new to Tamil cinema, which usually consists of commercial potboilers and senseless comedies, but Karthik Subbaraj's 'Pizza' is an exception. What most Tamil filmmakers couldn't achieve, CV Kumar (producer of 'Pizza') did in...
  • England will go after Aussies with bounce, says Nasser Hussain September 23, 2013

    London: Australia's batsmen could be fed a diet of bouncers after England named Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Chris Tremlett and Boyd Rankin in their Ashes squad on Monday, said former Test player Nasser Hussain. The tall quartet of pacemen are all capable of bowling at speeds in excess of 90mph...
  • Chandy assures taking up Maudany case with Karnataka September 4, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday assured friends of Muslim leader Abdul Nasser Maudany, in jail in Karnataka over the 2008 Bangalore blasts, that he will take up with Karnataka the issue of Maudany being kept in prison without any trial. Chandy said he will seek justice for the jailed...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Friday July 19, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Friday's roundup of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. We have money to buy Lionel Messi: PSG warn Barcelona Paris SaintGermain president Sheikh Nasser AlKhelaifi has sensationally stated that he might try to sign Barcelona's Lionel Messi...
  • 'Neram' review: It reminds the viewers of karma May 18, 2013

    Cast: Nivin Pauly, Nazriya Nizam, Simhaa, Thambi Ramaiah, Nasser Director: Alphonse Putharen Rating: 4 out of 5 'Neram' tops a list of films that come once in a while to make us believe that Tamil cinema is not dead. Surprisingly, it's the firsttime filmmakers, not the veterans any longer, who are keeping this...
  • Paris StGermain turn down Real Madrid move for Carlo Ancelotti May 13, 2013

    Paris: Paris St Germain have rejected a bid by Real Madrid to hire coach Carlo Ancelotti, club president Nasser al Khelaifi said on Monday. "They (Real) came and I discussed it with them. He's got a contract with us for one more year...for me, he's here next year. He's a fantastic...
  • Malaga owner could face action over 'racism' claim April 10, 2013

    Manchester: Malaga owner Abdullah Bin Nasser AlThani could face disciplinary action from UEFA after Tweeting that his team's Champions League elimination was due to "racism." The Qatari was angry that Borussia Dortmund scored from what looked to be an offside position in stoppage time on Tuesday to reach the semifinals with...
  • PSG president wants David Beckham to extend contract April 1, 2013

    Paris: Paris St Germain chairman Nasser alKhelaifi wants former England captain David Beckham to extend his contract with the French club for another year. "We are going to talk with him about it. But frankly, we really want to keep him with us next season," alKhelaifi said on Monday. Beckham, 37, joined...
  • Hussain takes a dig at Australia's team structure March 13, 2013

    Sydney: Former England captain Nasser Hussain feels the structure of the Australian team management is flawed and suspended vice-captain Shane Watson should have been involved in the decision-making process of the team. Australian cricket finds itself in the middle of a controversy following the one-match suspension of Watson, James Pattinson, Usman...
  • India, Kuwait hold talks on boosting economic ties March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: India and Kuwait on Monday discussed opportunities for Kuwaiti investment in refineries in India and also matters relating to the welfare of the large Indian diaspora in Kuwait. The talks were held between External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and visiting Kuwaiti Minister of Amiri Dewan Affairs' Sheikh Nasser Sabah...
  • Ancelotti and Leo to stay at PSG, says Nasser al-Khelaifi March 9, 2013

    Paris: Coach Carlo Ancelotti and sports director Leonardo are doing very well at Paris St Germain and will be there next season, the French club's president Nasser al-Khelaifi said on Saturday. Media reports have linked the wealthy Ligue 1 leaders to Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho for next season, however,...
  • Jailed PDP leader Madani shifted to Manipal hospital January 19, 2013

    Bangalore: Jailed Keralabased PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani, admitted to a private hospital recently for treatment of diabetes, was shifted to a multispeciality hospital in Bangalore in the wee hours on Saturday after he complained of giddiness. Madani, arrested in connection with the 2008 serial bomb blasts in Bangalore, was...
  • 2008 B'lore blasts: Kerala govt concerned about Madani's health January 3, 2013

    Thiruvanathapuram: Abdul Nasser Madani, an accused in the 2008 Bangalore blast, is currently at a Bangalore jail facing trial. But his deteriorating health is becoming a political issue with his family claiming the state is denying him treatment, prompting the Kerela Chief Minister to fly to Karnataka to meet his...
  • Botham, Hussain pay tributes to Tony Greig December 29, 2012

    London: Former England captains Ian Botham and Nasser Hussain have led the tributes to their late predecessor Tony Greig, who died on Saturday at the age of 66. The South Africaborn Greig, a swashbuckling middleorder batsman and mediumfast bowler, passed away at his home in Sydney, two months after being...