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  • Pakistan cricket must restore international confidence: ACC 15-04-2014 09:54 PM

    Pakistan authorities need to restore the confidence of the cricketing world to bring international activity back to the country, an Asian Cricket Council official said Tuesday. Pakistan have not hosted any international cricket since a brazen militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. The...
  • ICC paves way for Associate Members to earn Test status 10-04-2014 05:21 PM

    Dubai: The ICC on Thursday paved the way for Associate Members to earn Test status by introducing the 'ICC Test Challenge', which will take place every four years between the lowest ranked Test team and the winner of the ICC Inter-Continental Cup. The decision, taken at the ICC's Executive Board...
  • Abstention louder than any vote

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    With India's abstention vote, it would seem that South Block is wresting back control of its decision-making authority from that domestic sphere that has ridden...

  • Fight from Varanasi if you want to stop Modi: Rashtriya Ulema Council to Mulayam 30-03-2014 06:40 PM

    Daring Mulayam Singh Yadav to contest from Varanasi, chief of Rashtriya Ulema Council (RUC) Maulana Aamir Rashadi Madni on Sunday said if the SP supremo really wants to stop Narendra Modi, he should contest from the holy city and his organisation would help him. If Yadav really wants to stop...
  • Rashtriya Ulama Council chief to contest against SP supremo Mulayam 29-03-2014 08:13 PM

    Claiming that Samajwadi Party was "not real well-wishers" of Muslims, Rashtriya Ulama Council president Maulana Amir Rashadi Madni on Saturday announced that he would contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Azamgarh against SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. "As per the decision of the Ulema Council's parliamentary board, I will...
  • BJP, Congress, CPI win 2 seats each in Bihar Legislative Council 28-03-2014 07:32 AM

    The BJP, Congress and the CPI emerged victorious in two seats each in the elections conducted for eight Bihar Legislative Council seats reserved for teachers and graduates. The JD(U) and an Independent candidate won in the two other seats for which polls were held on Tuesday, Additional Chief Electoral Officer...
  • Cairns confirms investigation by police, ICC 27-03-2014 09:21 AM

    Wellington: Former New Zealand Test cricketer Chris Cairns confirmed on Thursday he is under investigation by the London Metropolitan Police and the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit, although he says he does not know why. "I have had contact from the (Metropolitan) police and the ICC and I will be...
  • CBI busts medical racket selling MCI licence to Chinese degree holders 25-03-2014 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday busted a major medical racket, arresting eight people, including seven doctors. According to the CBI, the illegal network headed by kingpin Jatin Jogadia gave Medical Council of India (MCI) certificates to students who got their medical degrees from China. The certificates, that allow doctors...
  • ICC fines Broad for criticising match officials 23-03-2014 09:13 PM

    Chittagong: England captain Stuart Broad was Sunday fined 15 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after pleading guilty to a Level 1 charge of publicly criticising match officials following his team's Group 1 encounter against New Zealand. After the match on Saturday, Broad was found...
  • Polling for 11 Legislative Council seats tomorrow 22-03-2014 08:22 PM

    Polling for five seats of Graduate constituency and six teachers constituency of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council will be held on Sunday. According to the state Election Commission office, polling would be held between 8 AM and 4 PM. The graduate constituencies include Lucknow, Varanasi, Allahabad, Agra and Meerut. Whereas, teachers...
  • AAP blames news channels, defends Arvind Kejriwal's paid media remark 14-03-2014 01:40 PM

    New Delhi: A press conference called by the Aam Aadmi Party on Friday turned into a warzone between journalists and the party spokespersons over AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's recent attack on the media. At a charity dinner in Nagpur, Kejriwal had said that he will send all the "paid media...
  • Nine candidates elected unopposed to Bihar legislative council 13-03-2014 09:02 PM

    Nine candidates including Bihar Education Minister P.K. Shahi and Congress state president Ashok Choudhary were Thursday elected unopposed to the state legislative council after the deadline for withdrawing nominations expired, an official said. Phool Jha, an official of the state assembly, said that all nine candidates in the fray -...
  • Global recognition of Indian degrees soon 10-03-2014 09:41 PM

    India is set to get full-fledged membership status of the Washington Accord by June, enabling global recognition of Indian degrees and improving mobility of students and engineers. Secretary Higher Education Ashok Thakur also said steps were being taken to set up National Accreditation Regulatory Authority (NARA), supplementing the country's efforts...
  • 1000 JAC certificates, mark sheets seized in raid at Kolhan Inter College 08-03-2014 11:34 PM

    About 1000 blank certificates of Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC), mark sheets and candidates registration related documents were seized in a raid conducted in a college in Saraikela-Kharswan district on Saturday, official sources said. The raid was conducted at Kolhan Inter College, Chaliama in Saraikela-Kharswan district a day after two teachers...
  • NDMC set to introduce new waste management system 02-03-2014 09:44 AM

    New Delhi: New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will soon be bringing in an integrated waste management system through which garbage will be collected from doorsteps and disposed of in a scientific and mechanised manner, NDMC Chairman Jalaj Srivastava has said. "A provision of Rs 100.09 crore has been made for...
  • Bihar Legislative Council polls on March 20 28-02-2014 11:13 PM

    With the term of 18 MLCs each from Bihar and Maharashtra coming to an end in April and May, the Election Commission on Friday announced the biennial elections to the two Legislative Councils on March 20. The term of nine members each from the Legislative Councils will expire on April...
  • Health Minister forced to defend sacking of health secretary Desiraju 28-02-2014 08:33 PM

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is on the backfoot, forced to defend the sacking of health secretary Keshav Desiraju. CNN-IBN has accessed a letter written by Azad to the Cabinet Secretary complaining against Desiraju. In the letter, Azad says Desiraju's approach has been a serious embarrassment for...
  • BJP's list of 8 Legislative Council candidates includes a former RJD leader 28-02-2014 06:16 PM

    Former RJD leader Nawal Kishore Yadav was among eight candidates nominated by the BJP to contest the legislative council seats, the polling for which will be held on March 20 next, a party leader said on Friday. Yadav, a sitting MLC, will contest from his traditional Patna (teacher) seat, while...
  • Kent's Darren Stevens cleared in Bangladesh corruption probe 26-02-2014 10:54 PM

    Kent cricketer Darren Stevens has been found not guilty by an International Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal of failing to report an illegal approach while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League in 2013. The 37-year-old all-rounder had been charged with two counts of failing to report a corrupt approach while playing...
  • Desiraju transferred: Health ex-secretaries, bureaucrats allege foul play 26-02-2014 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: Nearly two weeks after the Union Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju was transferred to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, former health secretaries and bureaucrats have written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging foul play. The letter said, "Since we are at a loss to understand the reasons...
  • Bihar Legislative Council polls on March 20 25-02-2014 11:11 PM

    With the term of 18 MLCs each from Bihar and Maharashtra coming to an end in April and May, the Election Commission on Tuesday announced the biennial elections to the two Legislative Councils on March 20. The term of nine members each from the Legislative Councils will expire on April...
  • DCI member colludes with ex-college head to get it derecognised 25-02-2014 08:17 AM

    Coimbatore: A year after the former chairman of Tamil Nadu Dental Council Dr Gunaseelan was caught accepting bribes from dental colleges for increasing the number of seats, all is not well with the top medical body of India. The trail of shame still continues. CNN-IBN has accessed a report of...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 24-02-2014 10:35 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Big blow to Lalu Prasad, alliance with LJP in doldrums 24-02-2014 08:31 PM

    Even as reports of a split in the Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar surfaced with 13 of its MLAs quitting the party, six of them denied having ditched Lalu Prasad. On the other hand, Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party has decided to cement alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party....
  • CBI nails Dental Council member in a conspiracy against a TN college 24-02-2014 06:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Dental Council of India is in the eye of a storm yet again. A Central Bureau of Investigation report states that a member of the DCI colluded with a former principal of a Tamil Nadu college to derecognise it. The CBI report raises questions on the role...
  • UN letter to Kim Jong Un warns on accountability 17-02-2014 09:57 PM

    Geneva: A UN panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation. It is unusual for a UN report to directly implicate a nation's leader. But in a letter accompanying a yearlong...
  • Health Secretary removed by PMO over issues with Cabinet Secretariat 12-02-2014 08:29 PM

    New Delhi: Union Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju has been removed by the PMO due to issues with the Cabinet Secretariat on Wednesday. Desiraju has been sent to Consumer Affairs Ministry. Sources say Keshav Desiraju opposed some appointments made by Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. The Health Minister was allegedly packing...
  • Russia, China skip Security Council talks on Syria 11-02-2014 07:05 AM

    Russia is scuttling Western efforts to push through a Security Council resolution that would raise the prospect of sanctions against Syria unless the government gives unrestricted access to deliver humanitarian aid. Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin vowed to veto the proposed measure if necessary. Both he and China's UN ambassador...
  • ICC revamp good for the game, says N Srinivasan 10-02-2014 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: A controversial shake-up of the governance and structure of cricket's world body will benefit the game and ensure its financial health, India's powerful boss N Srinivasan said on Monday. "I think it's good for cricket overall, good for the financial health of all full, associate and affiliate members....
  • ICC revamp: ICC approves changes to governance, financial models 08-02-2014 01:01 PM

    The ICC Board on Saturday approved a comprehensive resolution relating to the governance, competition and financial models of the ICC at a meeting in Singapore, according to a press release issued after the meeting. The proposals were passed after gaining the support of eight of the ICC's 10 full members,...