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  • Waqar Younis complains of Umar Akmal in World Cup report to PCB 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's disappointing cricket World Cup campaign was not just about missed opportunities on the field with head coach Waqar Younis submitting a strongly-worded report to the PCB complaining about the behaviour of Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Muhammad Hafeez. According to a report on 'Dawn News TV', Waqar, in his...
  • New BCCI regime prefers status quo on Decision Review System 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A change of guard at the BCCI has not changed the Board's view on the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) with the powerful body saying it cannot accept the technology in its current state. India are the only team which have refused to use DRS in bilateral series ever...
  • First batch of Pakistan cricketers return home from World Cup 2015 1 week ago

    Karachi: The first batch of Pakistani players returned home on Sunday night after their failed cricket World Cup campaign. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had asked for special security for the second batch of players who will reach Lahore on Sunday night. A PCB delegation asked for the security in a meeting...
  • PCB shortlists 3 candidates for job of chief selector 1 week ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has narrowed down its search for a new chief selector to three former Test players, Iqbal Qasim, Mohsin Hasan Khan and Wasim Bari. Reliable sources said that PCB has conveyed to the sitting chief selector Moin Khan that he would be released from his position...
  • Muslim Personal Law Board attacks Modi government, says minorities feel uncomfortable 1 week ago

    Jaipur: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday launched a frontal attack on the Narendra Modi government and announced a nationwide campaign to counter right wing forces, accusing Hindu organisations like the RSS of hatching a "conspiracy" to convert the country into a "fascist state". At the end of...
  • Sohaib Maqsood, Fawad Alam in line for Pakistan ODI captaincy: reports March 21, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan batsmen Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam are under consideration to be appointed as captain of the national one-day side after the World Cup. A well-informed source in the Pakistan Cricket Board said that the hierarchy of the board had ruled out a comeback for either Kamran Akmal and Shoaib...
  • Muslim Personal Board meet opposes 'forcing' of RSS agenda March 21, 2015

    Jaipur: Any attempt to "impose" RSS agenda and curtail religious freedom of Muslims will be challenged at all appropriate levels, members of All India Muslim Personal Law Board asserted today while vowing to carry out a campaign to clear "misunderstandings" spread by the Sangh outfits. Issues like religious conversion, inclusion of...
  • PCB pulls up Saeed Ajmal for captaincy comment March 21, 2015

    Karachi: The PCB has not appreciated comments made by star off-spinner Saeed Ajmal where he has promoted the names of Muhammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as captain of the one-day squad. Misbah, who had already announced his retirement from ODIs after the showpiece event, bowed out after...
  • Vishal Bhardwaj: The Censor Board is behaving like Taliban; it should be chopped off March 21, 2015

    Mumbai: His unabashed use of abuses and rustic lingo in his films has always added to the power of his cinema. National Award winning filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has reacted strongly to diktats on film content, saying that the Central Board of Film Certification is behaving like the Taliban and that...
  • Gujarat state board class 10th, 12th biology examination paper leaked March 21, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The class 10th and 12th biology papers of the Gujarat state board may have been leaked, according to sources. A person in Ahmedabad's Maninagar area has allegedly been circulating the papers on whatsapp. The person was reportedly charging between 5,000 to 10,000 rupees. Officials in the Gujarat state board have...
  • Bihar: 760 students expelled, 8 policemen arrested in mass cheating racket March 21, 2015

    Patna: As shocking visuals of large-scale copying by students during state Board matriculation exams in Bihar emerged, 760 students have been expelled over the mass cheating racket. Eight policemen have been arrested for aiding students in cheating. Visuals showed parents and helpers scaling three to four storey exam centres to pass...
  • Not having women on board shameful, will lead to 'very serious' consequences: SEBI March 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Corporate India's "shameful" failure to appoint enough women directors ahead of a deadline set by regulators for April 1 will result in "very serious" consequences for firms, the head of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) said on Friday. SEBI in 2014 imposed a quota of one female...
  • PCB to analyse Pakistan's World Cup performance March 20, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday it would carry out an analysis of the national team's showing as well as the performances of every individual in the World Cup. But PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan also said in a statement that the board would give a befitting farewell to...
  • BCCI asks Mustafa Kamal to raise 'poor umpiring' issue at ICC meeting March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as Bangladesh expressed outrage over the Rohit Sharma 'no-ball' controversy during their World Cup quarterfinal defeat to India, the BCCI on Saturday asked ICC President Mustafa Kamal who criticised "poor umpiring" in that match, to raise the issue before the world body. Claiming to speak as a fan,...
  • World Cup: Bangladesh Cricket Board to take up Rohit 'no-ball' with ICC March 20, 2015

    Melbourne: Outraged by the umpiring in Bangladesh's World Cup quarter-final loss to India, the country's Cricket Board is all set to lodge a protest in the ICC and has got the backing of the governing body's President AHM Mustafa Kamal, who said the on-field officiating was "very poor". Bangladesh were handed...
  • Heights of cheating, 515 students caught during matric exams in Bihar March 19, 2015

    Patna: Cheating in the ongoing state Board matriculation exams in Bihar has literally scaled new heights. As shocking visuals of large-scale copying by students emerged where parents and helpers were seen scaling three to four storey exam centres to pass on chits to their wards, 515 students have been caught...
  • CBSE maths exam: Board to meet principals, mulls grace marking March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst complaints among CBSE class XII students over the "difficulty level" of their mathematics examination, the board has called some school principals for a meeting to discuss the matter and is also mulling whether to give a relaxation in the marking for the paper. According to HRD ministry sources,...
  • Getting train tickets could get easy as Railways Ministry cracks the whip on touts March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Booking tickets could get easier now as an internal investigation has revealed that every day, 4,000 confirmed berths were hoarded by touts within one minute of the computer reservation system being thrown open to public. According to a report in Indian Express, the probe found that the touts who...
  • No film producer will doubt my integrity: Pahlaj Nihalani March 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani, who is in the news after film fraternity members reportedly complained against his autocratic ways, says no film producer can doubt his integrity. Amid all the controversy, Nihalani is playing it cool. "Let them try to get rid of me. The information...
  • India plans new rules to lure start-ups: sources March 19, 2015

    Mumbai: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is planning rule changes that will make it easier for homegrown start-ups to list their shares on local bourses, sources involved in the process said, helping domestic investors to bet on the country's booming online economy. While many of India's largest online...
  • Censor representative claims use of fake certificates, money trail March 18, 2015

    Mumbai: In a stunning claim, Censor Board representative Pravin Mohare, the man who helped Central Bureau of Investigation in nabbing former Central Board of Film Certification chairman Rakesh Kumar for taking bribe, has unearthed the whistle on an alleged scam which gives regional movies fake Censor Board certificates for release. Mohare...
  • Anil Kakodkar resigns as Chairman of board of Governors of IIT-Bombay March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar has resigned as the chairman of the board of governors of IIT Bombay apparently because of differences with the HRD Ministry over selection of some IIT directors. Kakodkar, whose tenure was supposed to come to an end in May this year has, however, agreed to...
  • Why do we need to have 'gaalis' for the villain to get 'taalis', asks Shatrughan Sinha March 18, 2015

    Mumbai: While CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani is facing ire from the film fraternity over his diktats regarding cuss words in movies, veteran actor and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha wonders why use of abuses has become a trend in present-day cinema. Shatrughan, who played the badman memorably in many films in the...
  • Censor board members discuss modernisation with minister March 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Some members of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on Tuesday "unofficially" met Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and discussed modernisation of the board. Unlike a similar meeting that took place on Monday night where many known faces were present, Tuesday's meeting was more...
  • Gulshan Devaiah: 'Hunterrr' is not grievously affected by the censor board March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Actor Gulshan Devaiah's latest film 'Hunterrr' is the latest film to face diktats from the Censor board. According to media reports, the makers of the adult comedy have been instructed to re-dub a few scenes in the film which contain cuss words. Explaining the re-dubbing, lead actor Gulshan Devaiah...
  • Terrorism, security issues mean no home matches for Pakistan March 16, 2015

    Adelaide: Fast bowler Wahab Riaz played his first limited-overs cricket international in 2008, in a vastly different era for cricket in Pakistan. A terrorist attack just over a year later in his hometown of Lahore means that all but three - all played in 2008 - of the 50-plus games he...
  • ICC Annual Conference to take place in Barbados March 16, 2015

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday that its annual conference will take place in Bridgetown, Barbados from June 22 to June 26. "This will be the first time the ICC's annual meetings have taken place in the West Indies and with delegates from over 50 ICC Members expected...
  • PCB wants Salman Butt to be more honest and forthright March 13, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is at loggerheads with Salman Butt as the banned Test captain is not ready to accept blame for encouraging his former team-mates Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif to take part in spot-fixing in 2010. A senior official in the PCB told PTI that the board...
  • PCB is interested in reviving Indo-Pak series: BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur March 12, 2015

    Newly-elected BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Thursday said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Sharyar Khan was interested in reviving the India-Pakistan series during their meet earlier this week. "During our talk, we raised the issue of the Pakistan-India series. We just initiated the talks and he initiated his view point and...
  • Zimbabwe in negotiations for May tour in Pakistan March 12, 2015

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is in negotiations with Zimbabwe after the African side expressed an interest in touring Pakistan later this year. "I have met with the chief executive of the Zimbabwe cricket union and we discussed the revival of international cricket in Pakistan," team manager Naved Akram Cheema told...