Fidel Castro

  • Ansari concludes three-nation trip, leaves for India 02-11-2013 07:16 AM

    London: Vice President Hamid Ansari left for India on Saturday after concluding his 8-day official tour that took him to Peru, Cuba and Britain. Ansari left for Delhi soon after delivering a lecture on "Citizenship and identity" at the prestigious Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. He arrived here last night...
  • Didn't expect to live to 87: Cuba's Fidel Castro 15-08-2013 01:05 AM

    Havana: Fidel Castro says he didn't expect he'd live long enough to turn 87 this week after grave illness forced him from office in 2006, according to an essay carried by official media on Wednesday. In a long, wide-ranging article taking up three pages of Communist Party newspaper Granma, Castro,...
  • Cuban revolution video game 'Gesta Final' lets users play Che Guevara 29-03-2013 12:46 PM

    Havana: Fight your way through mangrove swamps shoulder-to-shoulder with bearded guerrillas clad in the olive green of Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Your mission: Topple 1950s Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Out to foil you are helmeted Batista soldiers and police in mustard-yellow uniforms who pop out from behind trees...
  • Ailing Chavez names potential successor 09-12-2012 06:49 PM

    Caracas: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez returned to Cuba on Sunday for more surgery after a recurrence of cancer led him to name a successor for the first time in a sign the disease may force an end to his 14-year rule. Supporters prepared to gather in city squares across the...
  • Fidel Castro reportedly makes first public appearance in months 21-10-2012 10:57 PM

    Havana: Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in months, a top hotel executive told The Associated Press on Sunday, challenging persistent rumors that the aging revolutionary is near death. The 86-year-old leader dropped off a Venezuelan guest at the Hotel Nacional on Saturday afternoon, then stayed...
  • Cuba criticises Twitter for Fidel death rumour 05-01-2012 09:25 AM

    Havana: State media on Wednesday accused the social networking site Twitter of helping spread a rumour that former Cuban leader Fidel Castro had died, and criticised anti-Castro expatriates it dubbed "necrophiliac counterrevolutionaries" for jumping on the story. An article on the state-run Cubadebate website accused Twitter of allowing an account...
  • Castro turns 85 quietly but still a force in Cuba 13-08-2011 12:47 PM

    Havana: Fidel Castro marked his 85th birthday outside of the public spotlight on Saturday, with little fanfare around the aging revolutionary icon who is rarely seen in public these days but still casts a long shadow over Cuban society. There were no announced celebrations of Castro's birthday, though the previous...
  • Fidel Castro steps down as Cuba party head 19-04-2011 09:53 PM

    Havana: Cuba's Communist Party elected President Raul Castro on Tuesday to succeed his older brother Fidel Castro as head of the country's highest political body and only legal party. Fidel Castro made an unexpected appearance on the last day of the crucial Communist Party congress that also approved sweeping economic...
  • I was dead but then resurrected: Fidel Castro 31-08-2010 02:04 PM

    Mexico City: Cuban leader Fidel Castro describes the illness that caused him to step down from power in near-religious terms a 'calvary' and his recovery a sort of resurrection. Castro, 84, made the remarks in an interview with a Mexican daily. "I was dead," Castro said in the interview. "I...
  • 50 years of Cuban revolution celebrated on Jan 1 02-01-2009 01:47 PM

    Fidel Castro ousted the ruling government in 1959. ...
  • Ice cream parlor built by Castro draws attention 16-07-2008 10:04 PM

    Lahore: At a time when international sides have refused to tour Pakistan due to security concerns, the country's Cricket Board has invited a team of Australian presenters to conduct High Performance Level-three and Masters coaching courses this month.` The PCB announced that Ross Turner, Alan Campbell, David Mann and Natasha...
  • Castro urges FARC rebels to release all hostages 07-07-2008 01:39 PM

    Today he spends most of his time in Mumbai, the city of dreams, pursuing a career as a playback singer in Bollywood but once upon a time Shakti Singh plied a very different trade. The former Delhi and Himachal Pradesh fast bowling-allrounder is one of countless domestic cricketers who faded...
  • I began revolution with 82 men: Castro 19-02-2008 11:33 PM

    Birmingham: India's reputation of being fearsome fighters that has been steadily built over the last decade will undergo the sternest test over the next five days as they prepare to deny England what they would hope is their tryst with destiny. England have long wanted to stake claim to the...
  • Fidel Castro's letter announcing his retirement 19-02-2008 04:07 PM

    Former physio of the Indian cricket team John Gloster also said that Zaheer Khan is an honest athlete. ...
  • Fidel Castro steps down as Cuban president | The letter 19-02-2008 01:15 PM

    London: With Chris Tremlett still recovering from a back injury, pacer Tim Bresnan is set to retain his place in the England team for the third Test against India starting August 10 in Edgbaston. Tremlett has admitted that the back injury is still troubling him. Every day my injury has...
  • Fidel Castro may finally retire after five decades 19-12-2007 04:16 PM

    CNN-IBN's cricket experts talk about the upcoming World Cup clash between Australia and Zimbabwe. ...
  • Fidel Castro letter: I won't 'cling to office' 18-12-2007 01:35 PM

    Mirpur: Virender Sehwag hit a career-best 175 and Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten hundred as India steamrolled Bangladesh, winning the opening game of the 2011 World Cup by 87 runs at the Shere-e-Bangla stadium here on Saturday. Put into bat, India posted a mammoth 370/4 on a wicket where the...
  • Chavez surprises ailing Castro 13-06-2007 01:02 PM

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  • World wipes: What's making news 04-06-2007 01:15 AM

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  • Castro says he's fit as a fiddle 25-05-2007 12:40 PM

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  • Mix of clashes, rallies on May Day 01-05-2007 09:38 PM

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