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  • Michael Clarke should quit one-dayers after World Cup: Border 2 days ago

    Sydney: Injured skipper Michael Clarke should quit playing One-Day Internationals (ODI) after the 2015 World Cup in order to finish his career as one of the true greats of Australian cricket, former captain Allan Border has said. Clarke will meet physiotherapist Alex Kountouris in Sydney Thursday to find out more about...
  • Allan Border calls for end to T20 internationals November 11, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Allan Border has called for an end to Twenty20 internationals outside the World Cup and hopes the 50-over game will not be allowed to "wither and die". Australia's domestic international season began last week when they played three T20s against South Africa with both sides fielding weakened...
  • Cricket Australia let players down during 'Monkeygate': Border November 9, 2014

    Sydney: Former captain Allan Border said the country's cricket board, Cricket Australia (CA), abandoned its players during the infamous 'Monkeygate' incident, surrendering to the considerable might of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and choosing money over morality. Border also said it was a reason for him to...
  • Pakistan: 45 suspects taken into custody for Wagah suicide blast November 7, 2014

    Lahore: A total of 45 suspects have been taken into custody by Pakistan police in connection with the deadly suicide blast at Wagah border which killed 63 people. "We have taken 45 suspects into custody in connection with the blast so far from different parts of the city mostly from Wagah...
  • Turkey deploys heavy weapons on border with Syria November 7, 2014

    Ankara: Turkey has deployed additional heavy weapons, including tanks, along the border with neighbouring Syria, a media report said. Turkish army has increased security measures between southeastern provinces of Sirnak and Mardin bordering Syria since Wednesday, deploying 20 tanks in Nusaybin town of Mardin province, along the Kurdish populated Qamishli town...
  • Taliban group threatens to attack India following border blast November 5, 2014

    Peshawar: A new Pakistani Taliban group behind this week's devastating suicide bombing on the Wagah border said on Wednesday the attack was as much aimed at India as Pakistan, suggesting that Indian targets might be next. At least 57 Pakistanis were killed during a popular flag-lowering ceremony on Sunday when a...
  • Pakistan should decide if it wants to talk to India or the separatists: Arun Jaitley November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Keeping a firm stand on India's position on talks with Pakistan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that it for Pakistan to decide whether they want to be in talks with the government or the separatists. "It is for Pakistan to decide whom they want to talk to. India...
  • Mother turns into traffic volunteer after daughter's death in accident November 5, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Though she is not a traffic police officer, but the way she manages the intersection at the Delhi-Ghaziabad border in Uttar Pradesh will put many officers to shame. For the last 5 years, 57-year-old Dorris Francis has been voluntarily channelising traffic flow during morning rush hour. However, her decision behind...
  • No quick cure for Australia's spin woes, says Cricket Australia November 4, 2014

    Australia's inadequacies in playing spin in Asian conditions will take time and hard work to put right, Cricket Australia high performance chief Pat Howard said Tuesday. Captain Michael Clarke admitted his team had not learned their lesson against spin after crashing to their sixth straight loss on the sub-continent against Pakistan...
  • Foreign hand cannot be ruled out in Wagah Border attack: Pakistan November 4, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's Punjab government on Monday said the involvement of a "foreign hand" could not be ruled out in the Wagah Border suicide bombing, even after three homegrown militant factions separately claimed responsibility for the attack that killed at least 61 people. "Foreign hand cannot be ruled out in the...
  • India, Pakistan intelligence agencies averted more deaths, traced plans for strike on Wagah border November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian and Pakistani intelligence agencies both picked up plans for an imminent strike on their Wagah land border ahead of a suicide blast that killed 65 people on Sunday, and heightened security possibly averted a more devastating attack. Pakistani police on Monday said they had recovered a "huge" cache...
  • US offers help to Pakistan to probe Wagah Border terror attack November 3, 2014

    Islamabad: The US on Monday offered to provide any assistance to Pakistan to track down the perpetrators behind the "senseless" terrorist attack at Wagah Border that killed at least 61 people. Condemning the horrific suicide attack as a "senseless terrorist act", Ambassador Richard Olson said it demonstrates terrorists' blatant disregard for...
  • MEA condemns Wagah suicide attack; BJP, Congress insist on strong action to combat terrorism November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs released a statement on Monday condemning the suicide attack near Wagah border that killed 65 people and injured 200 others. "There is no grievance or political goal so great, as to justify such a cowardly act. We believe that only the firmest and...
  • BSF put on high alert in Rajasthan after Wagah blast November 3, 2014

    Jaisalmer: High alert has been sounded on the border area in Rajasthan by Border Security Force in the wake of the blast near Wagah border in Pakistan. "BSF personnel have been put on high alert after the blast yesterday. Patrolling along the border areas has been intensified," BSF DIG, Ravi Gandhi...
  • Wagah suicide attack: BSF on high alert as death toll rises to 65 in Pakistan November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The death toll in the deadly bomb blast at Wagah in Pakistan rose to 65 on Monday which includes personnel of the Pakistan rangers and a child. Nearly 200 others were injured in the suicide bombing on Sunday near the exit gates of the Wagah border car parking,...
  • High alert issued along Indo-Pak border after Wagah blast November 3, 2014

    Amritsar: A high alert has been issued along the Attari border area following the blast at Wagah on the Pakistan side even as BSF officials said that the flag-lowering ceremony for the day on the Indian side, which attracts a lot of visitors, was over by the time the attack...
  • Wagah attack in Pakistan a 'dastardly act of terrorism': PM Modi November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday night strongly condemned a suicide attack in Wagah border in Pakistan, terming it as a "shocking" and "a dastardly act of terrorism". He expressed condolences to the families of the deceased and sent prayers for the injured. "Terror attack in Pakistan near Wagah...
  • 55 killed in a suicide bombing near the Wagah border crossing in Lahore November 2, 2014

    Over 50 people including personnel of the Pakistan Rangers and a child have been killed in a suicide bombing near the Wagah border in Lahore. Nearly 70 people have been injured in the blast and have been rushed to local hospitals. ...
  • BSF alerts positions along Pakistan border in Punjab after Wagah border suicide blast November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: BSF was put on high alert along the Indo-Pak border in Punjab after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd across Amritsar's Wagah sector in Pakistan leaving at least 52 people dead on Sunday. BSF chief DK Pathak, who spoke to his officers in the Ferozpur division...
  • Pakistan: Suicide blast near Wagah border, 55 killed; al-Qaeda affiliate Jundallah claims attack November 2, 2014

    Lahore: At least 55 people, including children and security personnel, were killed and about 200 others injured in a powerful suicide blast in Pakistan at Wagah on Sunday, minutes after the popular flag- lowering ceremony at the main Indo-Pak land border crossing. The al-Qaeda affiliated group Jundallah has claimed responsibility...
  • Fire damages major portion of Shimla heritage building November 2, 2014

    Shimla: A major portion of a heritage building in this town, once the summer capital of the British India, was damaged in a devastating that fire broke out on Saturday night, officials said. There was no loss of life. The half-timbered Tudor style all-wooden frames and shingled eaves building currently houses...
  • India should refrain from complicating boundary issue: China October 27, 2014

    Beijing: With India announcing the construction of 54 new border posts in Arunachal Pradesh, China on Monday cautioned India to refrain from taking any action that may "complicate or exaggerate" the boundary issue. "China's position on China-India boundary question is consistent and clear. We are committed to finding a solution to...
  • BSF recovers heroin near India-Pakistan border October 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: Border Security Force (BSF) troopers have recovered seven kg of heroin along the India-Pakistan border in the Gurdaspur sector, a BSF spokesman said on Sunday. He said the heroin, in seven packets, was found near the Border Out Post Momanpur in Gurdaspur sector. The heroin is said to be worth...
  • No sweets offered by BSF to Pakistan Rangers on Diwali October 23, 2014

    Amritsar: In the wake of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC, the BSF has not offered sweets to the Pakistan Rangers on the occasion of Diwali festival. "In the light of present scenario with Pakistan, this time India has decided not to offer sweets to Pakistan on the...
  • No exchange of sweets between India, Pakistan at Attari border this Diwali October 23, 2014

    Amritsar: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday did not exchange sweets and greetings with their counterparts Pakistan Rangers on the occasion of Diwali. This is the second time within this month that the border guards of both the countries have not exchanged sweets during their festivals. Both sides broke the tradition...
  • Pakistan Army to 'forcefully' respond to cross-border firing October 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military said that while it wants peace on the eastern border with India, it will "forcefully" retaliate to every incident of firing by the Indian army, amid reports of fresh clashes on the border. Military spokesman Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa told media that the armed forces were fully...
  • J&K: Villagers along Indo-Pak border dig bunkers to protect themselves October 21, 2014

    Srinagar: With firing from the Pakistan side showing no signs to end, the villagers living along the border have resorted to digging bunkers to protect themselves. Abdulliah, one of the villages near the India-Pakistan border has been in the line of fire. The village has been the target of continuous firing...
  • World Cup captains say handling pressure will be key to winning in Australia October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Defending Team India's often-criticised character of crumbling under pressure, former captain Sourav Ganguly said that the current side is better adept in responding to difficult situations than before. "In 2003, we lost to the best Australian side under Ricky Ponting. But today, the Indian team won't buckle under pressure,"...
  • Is MS Dhoni troubled by captaincy in all three formats? October 19, 2014

    Former Australian World Cup winning captains Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting are of the opinion that leading India in all three formats of the game is troubling Mahendra Singh Dhoni, especially in Tests, and Virat Kohli must be groomed to take over the Test captaincy. "Probably it is because...