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  • Railway officers set to adopt stations for PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' mission 22 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Looking to give a new impetus to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat mission, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has suggested that officers working with the public transporter could adopt one railway station each in order to ensure proper cleanliness on the premises. Noting that "in Railways, cleaning is...
  • Centre committed to free Waqf properties of encroachment: Najma Yesterday

    Chennai: Centre is committed to free Waqf properties of encroachment and develop them with the help of a "strong legislation", Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla said on Saturday. "In the last standing committee meeting (in this regard), all members cutting across political lines supported a strong legislation. As soon as...
  • Assad Fudadin to replace Darren Bravo in Windies Test squad Yesterday

    St. John's: Guyana left-hander Assad Fudadin will replace Darren Bravo in the 15-man Test squad for the tour of South Africa, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced. The 29-year-old Fudadin played three Tests in 2012 and has mainly campaigned with West Indies A since then. He made his debut against...
  • India tour pull-out: Windies task force begins probe 2 days ago

    Bridgetown: A task force set-up to probe the circumstances that led to the controversial pull-out of the West Indies team from its tour of India has begun its work, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced. The task force comprising chairman Michael Gordon and members Wes Hall and Richard Cheltenham held...
  • Centre doing injustice to Muslims by not handing over Taj Mahal: Azam Khan 2 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has demanded that the Taj Mahal be handed over to the Waqf Board. The Taj Mahal is currently managed by the Archaeological Survey of India. Azam Khan says the Centre will be doing an injustice to the Muslim community if the Taj is not handed...
  • Jama Masjid Shahi Imam has no legality to anoint his son as his successor: Delhi HC 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a relief for Jama Masjid Shahi Imam, the Delhi High Court on Friday allowed the anointment ceremony of Shahi Imam's deputy to be held on Saturday. However, the High Court has said that Shahi Imam's decision to anoint his son as his deputy and successor has no legal...
  • Proposal to bring back class 10th board exams in CBSE under government's consideration 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In what could be bad news for CBSE students, the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry is considering a proposal to bring back class 10th board exams in schools. However, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said that they have not been consulted by the government yet. The...
  • Taj Mahal proceeds should be given to Waqf Board: Azam Khan 3 days ago

    Rampur: Uttar Pradesh Minister and senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Thursday suggested that all proceeds of the Taj Mahal should be handed over to the Waqf Board of the state. The entire proceeds collected at the Taj Mahal should be handed over to the Waqf Board of UP, the...
  • PCB extends Saeed Ajmal's stay in England 4 days ago

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to extend Saeed Ajmal's stay in England to allow the off-spinner to work further on correcting his bowling action in a desperate bid to get him cleared before the 2015 World Cup. "Saeed will remain in England for another week and continue the remedial...
  • PCB seeks review of Mohammad Amir ban, shoots letter to ICC 4 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has officially sent a letter to its international counterpart asking them to review the ban on Mohammad Amir in light of the revision in the anti-corruption code of the world body. A PCB official confirmed PTI on Wednesday that the letter had been dispatched to...
  • West Indies confirm 14 players picked for SA tour sign contracts 5 days ago

    St. John's: A month after a pay dispute controversially derailed its tour to India, the West Indies Cricket Board has confirmed that 14 top-flight players have signed contracts committing them to a three-Test series in South Africa. The Board of Control for Cricket in India, the most powerful stakeholder in the...
  • Refusal of deputation to debar babus from foreign jobs: Centre 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The refusal of IAS officers to come on central deputation will debar them from foreign postings, the Centre has said. The move comes after it was noticed that many state governments and cadre controlling authorities were withdrawing the names of proposed IAS officers when their cases were being...
  • Afghanistan keen to play in Pakistan for reviving international cricket 5 days ago

    Karachi: The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is willing to send its national team to Pakistan to play One-Day Internationals (ODI) with the hope of reviving international cricket in the country, chief executive Noor Muhammad Murad said on Tuesday. Murad went to Pakistan on a short trip recently with the hope of...
  • BCCI Working Committee to meet today 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after Justice Mudgal report on the IPL fixing scandal became public, the working committee of the Board of Cricket Control in India will meet on Tuesday, to discuss the Mudgal Committe report and decide on a new date for its upcoming Annual General Meeting. With earlier scheduled...
  • Mohammad Amir puts acting career on hold for domestic cricket hopes 6 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pace bowler Mohammad Amir has put his acting career on hold after the country's cricket governing body PCB said that it would be requesting the ICC to allow the tainted player to play domestic cricket before his ban ends in August 2015. "For me cricket has always been...
  • PCB asks Saeed Ajmal to work with Saqlain Mushtaq in England November 15, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has asked suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to remain in England to work further on improving his bowling action after he failed to clear an informal biomechanics test held last week. "Saeed (Ajmal) has been told to work further with Saqlain Mushtaq on his bowling action after...
  • BCCI's reputation at its lowest due to autocratic Srinivasan: Shashank Manohar November 14, 2014

    Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar on Friday lashed out at ICC chairman N Srinivasan after the Supreme Court revealed his name as part of the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee's probe report on IPL spot-fixing. During the hearing before the Supreme Court on Thursday, the names of Srinivasan, Sundaraman, Gurunath Meiyappan...
  • BCCI postpones Annual General Meeting again after SC revelation November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket board on Friday postponed by another four weeks its November 20 Annual General Meeting (AGM) when its new chief is to be elected. The decision comes in the wake of the Supreme Court deciding to make public names of four individuals who are under the...
  • Pakistan to apply for Mohammad Amir's clearance next week November 11, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan's cricket chief on Tuesday said that an appeal will be lodged with the anti-corruption unit to clear the way for seamer Mohammad Amir to play domestic matches before his five-year ban expires. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday revised its anti-corruption code which means that banned players...
  • We have received an apology letter from WICB, says Sanjay Patel November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel on Monday said that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has sent "an apology letter" for the sudden cancellation of India tour by their players after an internal payment dispute. "We have received a letter from WICB a couple of days ago. It said that they...
  • Naman Ojha named for only opening Test in Australia: Sanjay Patel November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha has been named in the squad for India's Test tour of Australia for just one match and he will return home after the opening game at Brisbane, BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said on Monday. "What we have announced today was basically not a 19-member squad, it was...
  • MH17 crash investigators seek local help to reach wreckage in conflict zone November 6, 2014

    Amsterdam: Accident investigators looking into the July crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine said on Thursday they would probably hire local contractors to collect wreckage still beyond their reach because of a continuing pro-Russian insurrection. The crash of flight MH17 as it flew over the conflict zone stirred...
  • Moin Khan to continue his dual role, says PCB chief November 6, 2014

    Karachi: The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has made it clear that Moin Khan will continue in his dual role as manager and chief selector till the time the national team performs well. "The Board of Governors have given me complete authority to take a decision on...
  • ICC meeting to discuss West Indies pullout from India November 5, 2014

    Furore created by the West Indies mid-series pull out from the tour of India and suspected illegal bowling actions will be some of the key issues the ICC Board will discuss when it gather in Dubai on November 9 and 10 for the last round of meetings of the year. In...
  • Mystery revolves around Virgin Galactic's space plane crash November 5, 2014

    The probe of Virgin Galactic's space plane crash in California hinges on a central mystery: Why a seasoned test pilot would prematurely unlock the craft's moveable tail section, setting off a chain of events that led to destruction of the ship and his death. The National Transportation Safety Board was expected...
  • PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan lauds Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq November 4, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar M. Khan congratulated captain Misbah-ul-Haq, head coach Waqar Younis, team manager Moin Khan and the entire support staff after the team registered a dominant 2-0 win over Australia in the two-Test series in the UAE. "I wish to felicitate you (Misbah) on this great...
  • We never ignored Younis Khan for Tests: Moin Khan November 4, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's manager and chief selector Moin Khan has shot back at his critics insisting senior batsman Younis Khan was dropped from the one-day squad only for the Australia series and that he was always in reckoning for the Test rubber. "I just want to make it clear once and for...
  • BCCI postpones selection meet as confusion reigns supreme November 4, 2014

    Mumbai: In a mysterious turn of events, the BCCI selection committee on Tuesday met here but did not select the team for the final two ODIs against Sri Lanka and the upcoming Australia tour without specifying the reasons for the no show. Later a BCCI release only stated the postponement of...
  • West Indies cricket chiefs request help over Indian demands November 3, 2014

    West Indies Cricket Board officials are turning to Caribbean political leaders for support and guidance in the aftermath of a US$42 million claim by Indian authorities following last month's abandonment of the tour to India by the West Indies team. On the same day, Friday, that the WICB received formal notification...
  • PCB rubbishes reports on Shoaib Malik's action being suspect November 2, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has clarified that former captain Shoiab Mailk's action was not under scanner as reported in the media. An unnamed PCB spokesman was quoted as saying by the 'Dawn' newspaper that media reports that claimed that Malik's action was reported for being suspect, were baseless. "We have...