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  • Harish Rawat seeks Centre's help to clear farmers' dues August 16, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday asked the Centre to extend adequate help to the state government to help clear the dues of sugarcane growers saying that showing regard to farmers was tantamount to honouring the country's Independence. Unfurling the national tricolour at the Parade Ground to mark Independence Day,...
  • Israel briefly launches ground operation inside Gaza July 13, 2014

    Gaza: Widening its offensive, Israel has briefly launched a ground operation inside the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, as its military jets pounded more than 200 targets over the last 24 hours in the bloodiest conflict since 2012 that's seen more than 160 Palestinians killed. Four Israeli commandos from the elite Shayetet...
  • Camp Grounded: What it is like inside a 'digital detox' camp June 21, 2014

    San Francisco: Tired of the social media treadmill and hoping to unplug for a couple days? Consider this fast-growing summer camp three hours outside of San Francisco, where the first ritual involves handing over your personal electronics to volunteers in white lab coats. Camp Grounded, now in its second year, offers...
  • Ex ICC chief Morgan to become MCC president May 8, 2014

    London: Former International Cricket Council (ICC) president David Morgan has been appointed he next president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the owners of London's Lord's Cricket Ground, it was announced on Wednesday. Morgan, who also served as a chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), will take over on...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai @ ground zero: Campaign trail in Bangalore South April 15, 2014

    Out of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka, the most keenly watched will be the Bangalore South constituency where six-time BJP MP Ananth Kumar will contest against UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani who is contesting on the Congress ticket. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, IBN18...
  • Delhi Daredevils preparatory camp from April 9 April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The preparatory camp of Delhi Daredevils, under the guidance of head coach Gary Kirsten, for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League will begin at the Palam Ground here on Wednesday. The main focus of the camp would be to help the team come together ahead of the...
  • Delhi: Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Ambedkar Nagar April 5, 2014

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will address a party rally at Ramlila Ground in Ambedkar Nagar in south Delhi constituency on Sunday. "The party is expecting a gathering of more than 40 thousand people at the rally and 1100 buses will be used to ferry people to the venue," Mukesh Sharma, chief...
  • Urdu poet Manzar Bhopali's mother passes away March 27, 2014

    Tahira Nikhat, mother of noted Urdu poet Manzar Bhopali, passed away at a local hospital after a long illness, sources said. She was 80. Nikhat, who died last evening, is survived by a daughter and two sons - Manzar Bhopali and retired television producer Sajid Rizvi. She was the principal of a school...
  • National Green Tribunal seeks report on measures taken to maintain ground water level February 20, 2014

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday ordered civil officials of Uttar Pradesh to establish what measures have been taken to maintain biodiversity and ground water level in the state. The NGT said the Public Works Department secretary should hold a meeting with officials of the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam, Ghaziabad Development...
  • Jharkhand celebrates 65th Republic Day, Hemant Soren unfurls the tricolour January 26, 2014

    The Republic Day celebrations were launched with fervour and amid tight security arrangements across Jharkhand. Chief Minister Hemant Soren hoisted the tricolour at the Morabadi Ground in Ranchi. He spoke of his government's achievements in his address. "The BPL (Below Poverty Line) families are being provided dhoti (loin cloth) and kurta (shirt)...
  • Two persons with knives arrested at Narendra Modi's rally venue January 23, 2014

    Two persons with knives were on Thursday arrested from near a ground where BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address a rally, police said in Gorakhpur. Munnilal (50) and Tilakdhaari (48) were nabbed with knives from near the venue of Modi's rally in Manbela area, Assistant Superintendent of Police Paresh...
  • Narendra Modi to address rally in Gorakhpur on January 23 January 5, 2014

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address a rally in Gorakhpur on January 23. Though the venue of the rally is yet to be finalised, police and administrative officials on Saturday inspected Fertiliser Factory ground as the proposed site. The team headed by SSP Pradip Kumar inspected the proposed site and...
  • 5th Test: Australia thrash England by 281 runs to win the Ashes series 5-0 January 5, 2014

    Sydney: Australia completed a 5-0 Ashes series whitewash with a 281-run victory inside three days of the fifth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground as England capitulated to be all out for 166 chasing 448. Ryan Harris and Mitchell Johnson, whose 37 wickets earned him player of the series, again decimated...
  • Graham Gooch rues England batting failure in Ashes series January 4, 2014

    Sydney: England batting coach Graham Gooch gave a grim assessment of England's performance this Ashes series after yet another top order collapse on the second day of the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground brought the tourists to the brink of a 5-0 series whitewash. England slumped to 23 for...
  • 5th Ashes Test, Day 2: Australia 140/4 at stumps, lead by 311 runs against England January 4, 2014

    Sydney: Australia skittled England for 155 in their first innings and then built a lead of 311 runs on the second day of the fifth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground to edge closer to a 5-0 series whitewash. Chris Rogers (73 not out) scored his fourth half-century of the...
  • Steve Smith, Brad Haddin give Australia control on Day 1 at SCG January 3, 2014

    Sydney: Steve Smith's third Test century and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's half-century sparked a strong comeback for Australia after a top order collapse on day one of the fifth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket ground on Friday. Smith's near-flawless 115 and a 128-run partnership with Haddin (75) took Australia to 326...
  • Australia team to wear 'Baggy Pink' caps in final Ashes Test at SCG December 31, 2013

    Sydney: The Australian team will wear 'Baggy Pink' caps, specially designed by Albion, and unique ASICS playing shirts to be worn throughout the Ashes Pink Test against England starting Jan 3 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). "Thanks to ongoing support from the international cricket community, supporters and friends of the...
  • Frost in parts of Rajasthan, Churu coldest at 0.9 deg Celsius December 26, 2013

    Normal life remained affected in parts of Rajasthan with mercury dipped to a low of 0.9 deg Celsius in Churu followed by Sriganganagar where the mercury settled at 2.5 degree C. On Wedesday also, Churu had recorded the lowest temperature of 1.5 degree Celsius.  Isolated places in northern region in the...
  • Record crowd at fourth Ashes Test December 26, 2013

    Melbourne: Australia's Boxing Day Test has drawn a world record Test crowd of 90,831 to the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the opening day of the fourth Ashes contest between Australia and England on Thursday. The bumper attendance at the 100,000-seat stadium exceeded the 90,800 recorded for the second day of the...
  • 4th Ashes Test: Battered England seek solace on Boxing Day December 25, 2013

    Melbourne: An Ashes series that promised so much has all but fizzled with Australia taking an unassailable 3-0 lead, but Melbourne's Boxing Day Test offers some intrigue as to whether England will continue to self-destruct or salvage some pride from a turbulent campaign. Arriving as comfortable winners of the northern Ashes...
  • 3rd Test: Advantage WI despite Taylor's fifty on Day 2 December 20, 2013

    Hamilton: New Zealand's Ross Taylor continued his impressive series with an unbeaten half-century on Friday, guiding the hosts to 156 for 3 after day two of the third Test in response to the West Indies' 367. Taylor was 56 not out at stumps and has now scored 416 runs in the...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 2 December 20, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 1 Round-up A gutsy 200-run partnership between Denesh Ramdin and Shivnarine Chanderpaul rescued the West Indies from a perilous position on Thursday as the tourists battled to 289 for 6 on the first day of the third Test against...
  • Dark clouds over WACA, future uncertain December 17, 2013

    Perth: The WACA ground faces an uncertain future and could never again host a Test match with both Cricket Australia (CA) and International Cricket Council (ICC) believing that the venue is not up to international standards. The WACA received its first setback when it was excluded from next summer's four-match Test...
  • Ashes not welcome at the Melbourne Cricket Ground December 15, 2013

    Melbourne: Sports fans appear to have taken Melbourne Cricket Ground's (MCG) status as an Ashes venue quite literally last month by smuggling in the mortal remains of loved ones to scatter on its turf during an open day. The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) does not allow the scattering of ashes at...
  • Dr Raman Singh takes oath as third-time CM of Chhattisgarh December 15, 2013

    One day after he arrived in his constituency Rajnandgaon to thank his supporters for reposing faith in him and lifting his party to a third successive victory in the assembly elections, 61-year-old Raman Singh will be sworn in for his third term as the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh at a...
  • Do not anticipate long term impact on shipment through Pakistan: US December 5, 2013

    Washington: A day after temporarily halting cargo shipments from Afghanistan via Pakistan in view of protest over drone strikes there, the United States has said that it does not anticipate long term impact of its shipment through the country. "(We) hopefully don't anticipate that there'll be any long term impacts to...
  • BJP asks permission for Narendra Modi's rally on Morabadi maidan December 3, 2013

    BJP on Monday appealed to the Ranchi district administration to reconsider its decision in rejecting the party's request to allow the historic Morabadi maidan to organise a rally to be addressed by its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on December 29. "The Ranchi district administration has rejected our request to allow...
  • Ground announcer denies using accent for Monty Panesar December 2, 2013

    Sydney: A ground announcer stood down for allegedly pronouncing England bowler Monty Panesar's name with an Indian accent has denied doing so, and said he would be seeking clarification from Cricket Australia. Cricket Australia said on Saturday that it deemed the conduct of the PA announcer at the Alice Springs ground...