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  • Pakistan vows to wipe out ideology of terrorists, India cites brazen violation of international sanctions 18 hours 45 minutes ago

    United Nations: The killing fields of Peshawar inspired anew an international resolve at the Security Council to combat terrorism by adopting on Friday a resolution urging nations to choke the flow of resources to the extremist organisations and to increase cooperation to fight them, even as India criticised the ineffectiveness...
  • Defence ministry clears proposals worth Rs 4,500 crore 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The defence ministry on Wednesday cleared procurement proposals worth around Rs.4,500 crore, ministry sources said. The proposals were cleared by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar-headed Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the apex decision-making body in the ministry. The proposals include one for acquiring four survey vessels for the navy worth Rs.2,324 crore. The...
  • Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara handed ICC fine for dissent 5 days ago

    Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee from their victory over England on Saturday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) imposed the penalty after deciding Sangakkara was "showing dissent at an umpire's decision". The disagreement came at the start of 34th over when the...
  • Virat Kohli returns to top 20 in the ICC Test rankings 6 days ago

    Dubai: Indian batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday broke into the top-20 of ICC Test rankings at 16th after his stupendous back-to-back hundreds in the opening cricket Test against Australia in Adelaide. Kohli, whose twin hundreds went in vain as India lost the match by 48 runs on Saturday, rose 11 rungs...
  • Pakistan chief selectors question ICC for chucking calls December 12, 2014

    Karachi: Former Test spinners and chief selectors Iqbal Qasim and Salahuddin Ahmed have questioned the current protocol of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for bowlers and said it was destroying the careers and livelihoods of players. The 61-year old Iqbal Qasim, who played 50 Tests as a left arm-spinner, felt it...
  • Noisy scenes in Maharashtra Council over LoP post, farmers woes December 10, 2014

    Nagpur: Pandemonium erupted in Maharashtra Legislative Council on Wednesday when the Congress and NCP members pressed the government to elect the LoP besides raising the issues of farmers' suicide and drought-like situation in the state, leading to repeated adjournments of the House. Three days into the winter session of the State...
  • Off-spinners in firing line of ICC crackdown December 9, 2014

    Off-spinners could be in danger of becoming an endangered species as exponents fall by the wayside in the recent crackdown on illegal bowling actions by cricket's world governing body. Ever since the International Cricket Council (ICC) accepted a recommendation by its cricket committee in June to punish bowlers with suspect actions,...
  • Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez suspended over bowling action: ICC December 7, 2014

    The International Cricket Council on Sunday confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez to be illegal and, as such, the offspinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. The analysis revealed that all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level...
  • ICC says clampdown on bouncer 'unlikely' November 30, 2014

    London: International Cricket Council Chief Executive David Richardson on Sunday said that a clampdown on bouncers was unlikely despite the tragic death of Australian Phillip Hughes, according to a report. Hughes died on Thursday, two days after he was struck on the back of the neck, just underneath the headguard by...
  • Will support Syria and Iraq in fight against terrorism: Vladimir Putin November 29, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has assured Syria, Iraq and the other countries in the Gulf region of support in their fight against terrorism, media reported on Saturday. "The situation in Syria still raises serious concerns," said Putin in an interview with the Turkish al-Anadolu news agency, which was cited by...
  • World powers discuss extending Iran nuclear deal deadline November 24, 2014

    Vienna: World powers and Iran began looking at giving themselves more time to reach a nuclear deal, as they struggled to overcome major gaps barely 24 hours before a deadline. The five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany (the P5+1) have been locked in talks with Iran for...
  • Pakistan and New Zealand cricketers advance in rankings November 22, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan and New Zealand cricketers progressed in the Test rankings following their drawn second Test, according to the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) release on Saturday. Sarfraz Ahmed jumped to a career-best ranking of 18 in the Test batting rankings following his scores of 112 and 24 not out against...
  • MCI summons over 300 doctors for allegedly receiving bribes from a pharma firm November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has summoned over 300 doctors to question them on an anonymous complaint that they had been bribed by a pharmaceutical firm. Reacting to the complaint, the MCI has said that it has already questioned 166 doctors. The probe is at an initial stage...
  • Virat Kohli rises to No.2 in ICC ODI rankings November 17, 2014

    Dubai: India's hard-hitting batsman Virat Kohli rose a place to be ranked second in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings for batsmen following India's 5-0 series victory over Sri Lanka. Team-mate Rohit Sharma has vaulted to 15th as the reigning World Cup champions continue their preparations for...
  • Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson named ICC Cricketer of the Year November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has matched compatriot Ricky Ponting's feat of winning the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Cricketer of the Year award twice, the governing body said on Friday. The 33-year-old Johnson won the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for the second time after winning the award in 2009 and...
  • FICA opposes ICC's threat of banning players from T20 leagues November 11, 2014

    Johannesburg: Federation of International Cricketers' Associations has objected to ICC's threat of banning players in future from Twenty20 leagues for West Indies-like pull-outs, saying that individual cricketers should not be penalised for a collective action. FICA agreed players should be deterred from collectively deciding to abandon a tour, especially mid-series, like...
  • Modi meets expanded ministry November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A meeting of the council of ministers after its first expansion was held on Monday at the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Informed sources said that the meeting of the council of ministers was followed by a meeting of the cabinet. Modi Sunday inducted 21 new ministers taking the...
  • PM Modi asks ministers to cut down on tours during Parliament session November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Parliament's winter session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked his Council of Ministers to cut down on unnecessary tours to ensure their maximum presence during the month-long affair. He also asked the ministers to be ready with bills pending in both Houses of Parliament along with...
  • ICC endorses clampdown on suspected illegal bowling action November 10, 2014

    Dubai: While announcing it would stick to its stand of no-tolerance approach in dealing with suspected illegal bowling actions, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board on Monday also sought to improve player behaviour and over-rates. "The ICC Board endorsed and reiterated its support for the ICC's no-tolerance approach in dealing with...
  • 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...
  • International Cricket Council raises World Cup prize money November 10, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Monday announced a 20 per cent increase in prize money for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The winners will take home $4.3 million - but if a team remains unbeaten that would rise to more than $4.6 million. A total of $11.5...
  • ICC approves revised anti-corruption code November 10, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council approved its revised anti-corruption code on Monday but left it up to home boards to allow banned players to return early to domestic competition. For a player to return to domestic competition before the expiry of his ban would need the agreement of the chairman of...
  • Peeved over junior minister's rank to Anil Desai, Shiv Sena skips oath-taking ceremony November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party tussle is likely to get more murkier as the former boycotted the swearing-in ceremony of a new set of Union ministers on Sunday. Sena skipped the ceremony following differences over the portfolio being offered to its leader Anil Desai. Sena reportedly was eyeing a...
  • Cabinet expansion: New ministers to take oath at 1:30 pm November 9, 2014

    The expansion of Union Council of Ministers will happen today at 1:30 pm when the new ministers will take oath. ...
  • Narendra Modi ministry expansion: As it happened November 9, 2014

    Several new faces will join the team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. The Union Council of Ministers will be expanded around 1:30 pm with over 15 being inducted into his team of 45 ministers. This is the first expansion since Modi took oath on May 26 with his...
  • BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy will take oath as Minister of State with independent charge: sources November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Council of Ministers will be expanded on Sunday as over 15 will take oath at around 1:30 pm at Rashtrapati Bhawan in the national capital. Sources say that Bharatiya Janata Party MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy will take oath as Minister of State with independent charge. Rudy...
  • Being chief minister more difficult than union minister, says Manohar Parrikar November 9, 2014

    Panaji: As many faces will be inducted in Prime Minister Narendra Modi Council of Ministers on Sunday, former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar is likely to take the charge of defence ministry, said sources. Parrikar felt that a job of chief minister was more difficult that a union minister. "I am...
  • Narendra Modi Council of Ministers to be expanded today, over 15 to take oath November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Several new faces will join the team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. The Union Council of Ministers will be expanded at around 1:30 pm with over 15 being inducted into his team of 45 ministers. This is the first expansion since Modi took oath on May...
  • Chief Vigilance Officer of MCI HK Jethi had sought repatriation, Harsh Vardhan clarifies November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Under attack, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that Chief Vigilence Officer of Medical Council of India HK Jethi had written to the Health Ministry requesting repatriation to his parent cadre and that his application was only forwarded by his Ministry to the Department of Personnel...
  • Mamata Banerjee seeks chamber's help in setting finances right November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: After futile efforts to wrest a financial package from the Centre during the past UPA-II and present NDA regime, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday turned to an industry body to plead for the state's case. "After coming to power three-and-half...