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  • UN Security Council calls for international support against IS 6 hours 21 minutes ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Friday urged the international community to "further strengthen and expand support" for Iraqi government in fighting Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. In a presidential statement issued here at a ministerial debate chaired by US Secretary of State John Kerry, the members of...
  • We should launch a war against cancer: Harsh Vardhan 19 hours 22 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday called for the launching of a countrywide war against cancer. The minister earlier in the day formally recommended the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) here as one of the 20 RCCs in the country chosen to be elevated as the apex state cancer institute. "Cancer...
  • West Indies' Darren Bravo fined by ICC 2 days ago

    Dubai: West Indies player Darren Bravo has been found guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the fourth and final day's play in the second Test against Bangladesh in St. Lucia. He was fined 30 percent of his match fee for breaching Article 2.1.8 of the...
  • Ajmal will undergo bio-mechanic test at PCB laboratory: Intikhab Alam 2 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will use all modern methods including a functional biomechanics laboratory to stamp out the menace of bowlers with illegal bowling actions in domestic cricket. Former captain Intikhab Alam who heads the PCB's domestic cricket operations told PTI on Tuesday that there were also plans to...
  • Modi appoints former McKinsey India chief Adil Zainulbhai as Quality Council of India head 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed former McKinsey India Chairman Adil Zainulbhai as the Chairman of Quality Council of India (QCI). An autonomous body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, QCI is a joint creation by Indian industry to operate the National Accreditation Structure for conformity...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal targets World Cup 2015 for comeback 4 days ago

    Pakistan's suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. ...
  • Saeed Ajmal ban 'good for the game': Darren Lehmann 5 days ago

    Melbourne: Ahead of Australia's bilateral series against Pakistan in the UAE, coach Darren Lehman has said ICC's decision to ban spinner Saeed Ajmal is "good for the game". Lehmann-coached Australia will play Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 International in October. Describing the decision...
  • Banned Saeed Ajmal's elbow extends beyond 40 degrees 1 week ago

    Karachi: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal failed his biomechanics test in Brisbane because his average elbow extension was more than double the 15 degrees allowed by the ICC. According to the test results, Ajmal's average delivery was around an astonishing 40 degrees extension. "There was a relatively small standard deviation of 2.5 degrees...
  • Justice Katju hits out at KCR, says his statement against media is improper, unacceptable September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju has hit out at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for threatening to bury the media. Katju said that KCR's statement was improper and unacceptable. "This statement of a Chief Minister is, in my opinion, highly improper, highly objectionable and totally...
  • Bangladesh pacer Al-Amin Hossain reported for illegal action September 10, 2014

    Dubai: Just a day after ace Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal was handed a bowling ban for illegal action, Bangladesh pacer Al-Amin Hossain has been reported for chucking during his side's 10-wicket loss against West Indies in St Vincent. With new and stringent rules in place, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is...
  • No quick technology fix for problem bowlers, says ICC September 10, 2014

    Melbourne: The ICC is cautiously optimistic that wearable sensors can provide the technological breakthrough needed to stamp out illegal bowling actions but does not expect them to be ready for trial in matches before mid-2015. Geoff Allardice, the International Cricket Council's general manager of cricket, told Reuters in an interview on...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge ICC ban September 9, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar on Tuesday advised his compatriot Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge the ban slapped on him by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his illegal bowling action. "I just fear that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) does not leave Ajmal alone at this testing time for...
  • ICC is biased towards Pakistani players: Abdul Qadir September 9, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan spin great Abdul Qadir has lashed out at the International Cricket Council (ICC) after it imposed a ban on off-spinner Saeed Ajmal from playing in international cricket. "The ICC is biased towards Pakistani players. All its rules and penalties are only for our players," Qadir told PTI on Tueaday. But...
  • UN Security Council plans to suppress foreign extremist fighters September 9, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council plans to demand countries "prevent and suppress" the recruitment and travel of foreign fighters to join extremist militant groups like Islamic State by ensuring it is considered a serious criminal offence under domestic laws. The United States circulated a draft resolution late on Monday, obtained...
  • Indian-origin mathematician elected new president of ICSU September 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: Daya Reddy, an Indian-origin South African mathematician has been elected as the new president of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Reddy has been voted by representatives of ICSU's 120 national members and scientific unions attending the organisation's General Assembly in Auckland, New Zealand. ICSU is a non-governmental organisation with...
  • Gujarat delegation visit Canada to attract investors September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Preparing to host Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in 2015, a delegation of the state recently visited Canada to explore investment opportunities and encourage partnership in education and skill development. The three-day visit of the Vibrant Gujarat delegation, led by Gujarat Resident Commissioner Bharat Lal, also focused on promoting...
  • Bangladesh sacrifices UNSC candidacy for Japan September 6, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has withdrawn its candidature for a rotational UN Security Council seat in favour of Japan, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced. The announcement came at a joint briefing with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Saturday, bdnews24.com reported. In a first visit to Bangladesh by any Japanese prime minister in...
  • Defence Ministry scraps Rs 6,000 crore deal to buy 197 Light Utility Helicopters August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry on Friday scrapped a Rs 6,000 crore deal to procure 197 Light Utility Helicopters. The deal got stuck after AgustaWestland, which was one of the participants, came under investigation in the VVIP chopper deal. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council...
  • David Richardson pleased with ICC World Cup 2015 preparations August 28, 2014

    Dubai: ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has expressed satisfaction with preparations for next year's ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after receiving detailed updates in Melbourne and Wellington this week. The briefings and presentations took place in the two host cities from August 25 to 27 followed by venue...
  • Saeed Ajmal's bowling action to be tested on Monday August 24, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's suspect bowling action will be tested at the Cricket Australia National Cricket Centre in Brisbane on Monday and the result will be declared in about two weeks time, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement on Sunday. The ICC clarified the procedures that will...
  • UN Council condemns 'heinous and cowardly' James Foley murder August 23, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants and called for the immediate release of all hostages. In a unanimous statement released, the 15-member council said the murder "demonstrates the brutality of ISIL," the Islamic State...
  • PCB waits on ICC anti-corruption code to get Mohammad Aamir back August 22, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board is waiting anxiously for the ratification of new anti-corruption code of International Cricket Council in October to start a fresh move to get banned pacer Mohammad Aamir back into the sport. The ICC executive board is scheduled to take a decision on these new anti-corruption laws in...
  • RSS wants UPA appointees in NCTE removed: Sources August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In its latest diktat to the Narendra Modi government, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has asked the Union HRD Ministry to 'change all members' appointed by the previous UPA government in the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The RSS has communicated its demand to HRD Minister Smriti Irani. The...
  • UN Security Council urges resumption of Gaza talks August 21, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council deplored the resumption of fighting in the Gaza Strip and called on Israel and the Palestinians to resume negotiations. British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant read a council statement yesterday expressing "grave concern at the return to hostilities following the breach of the Egyptian-brokered humanitarian...
  • UN to adopt measure aimed at conflict prevention August 21, 2014

    United Nations: Security Council members have agreed on a resolution aimed at intensifying efforts to prevent conflicts at a time of growing unrest around the world, Britain's UN envoy said on Wednesday. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said the council will vote on the resolution today at the start of an...
  • Bihar Legislative Council bypolls to be held on September 11 August 20, 2014

    By-election to two Bihar Legislative Council seats, which fell vacant following the resignation of sitting members, will be held on September 11, the Election Commission announced on Tuesday. The Siwan Local Authority Constituency seat fell vacant following resignation of Manoj Kumar Singh, while a general seat fell vacant after sitting MLC...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's dismal performances in the recently concluded five-match Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 1-3 series defeat. While Pujara dropped four places to 16th, Kohli slid a further five...
  • India slip one place to fifth spot in ICC Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: India have slipped one place to be fifth in the ICC Test team rankings after their 1-3 demolition at the hands of England in the recently-concluded five-match series. India conceded six ratings points after they touched a new low by succumbing to their heaviest Test defeat (an innings and 244...
  • Jan Dhan Yojna next stage of social, economic development: USIBC August 16, 2014

    Washington: Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Jan Dhan Yojna', the US-India Business Council (USIBC) on Friday described it as an "important step" toward the next stage of India's social and economic development. In a statement, USIBC said Modi's announcement of "a new pan-India comprehensive financial inclusion plan that expands access...
  • Gold import rules likely to stay until next year: World Gold Council August 14, 2014

    Singapore: Indian gold demand in 2014 will fall below last year's record levels as import restrictions are expected to remain in place, despite an improvement in demand in the second half of the year, the World Gold Council (WGC) said. Demand in 2014 will be 850-950 tonnes, the industry body said,...