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  • ICC World Cup: Indian bowling's renaissance vindicated at Perth 8 hours 2 minutes ago

    This was a good one month back. "No chance, they don't have the bowling to defend," said a boy tapping at his smartphone, leaning dejectedly on the glass that supports the corner seats in Delhi Metro. Chins turned towards him, searching if he had a companion. Finding none but the...
  • AAP celebrates Holi; Yogendra Yadav, Kumar Vishwas great each other 9 hours 49 minutes ago

    The crisis within the AAP is not over but the party leaders are trying to put their differences aside and they have put up a united face on the occasion of Holi. ...
  • World Cup: Injury-hit Sri Lanka must tough it out, says Jayawardene 11 hours 55 minutes ago

    Sydney: Mahela Jayawardene says Sri Lanka will have to tough it out at the World Cup amid a spate of tournament-ending injuries. The Sri Lankans, who face a crucial pool match against hosts Australia in Sydney on Sunday, have been forced to call in their second reinforcement after another injury setback. Batsman...
  • Prashant Bhushan had threatened revolt inside AAP, say sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founding member Prashant Bhushan had threatened revolt inside the party during the National executive meeting held on Wednesday. According to sources, Kumar Vishwas, who chaired the meeting, favoured a compromise between the two factions - Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Bhushan-Yogendra Yadav duo. Yadav and...
  • Split wide open in Aam Aadmi Party; Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav removed from core group 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a decision which widens the split in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the National Executive on Wednesday removed senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the party's highest decision-making body - Political Affairs Committee (PAC). At the same time, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation as...
  • Union Minister of State for Health Minister advocates for more use of Hindi in official work 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Health Shripad Yesso Naik on Wednesday advocated for more use of Hindi language and said it is part of everybody's "constitutional responsibility" to use it for official as well as day-to-day functions. Health Ministry officials said to improve Hindi skills, the 'Rajbhasha Vibhag' will...
  • World Cup 2015: Mohammed Shami fit to play against West Indies 3 days ago

    Perth: India speedster Mohammed Shami has apparently recovered from his knee injury and is available for selection in team's next group league match against West Indies on March 6. Shami was rested in the UAE match as a precautionary measure but the Bengal pacer took part in the training activity at...
  • Nitish Kumar starts public interaction programme in Bihar 4 days ago

    Patna: After a gap of one year, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday resumed his public interaction programme which aims at solving people's problem on the spot. After re-assuming the chair of chief minister on February 22, Kumar held his first "Janata Ke Darbar mein Mukhya Mantri" programme on Monday. Though...
  • Siraj Hussain takes charge as new Agriculture Secretary 4 days ago

    New Delhi: New Agriculture Secretary Siraj Hussain as well as Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Secretary Ashok Kumar Angurana have taken charges of their respective departments. Both the secretaries assumed charge on February 28, an official statement said. Hussain, an IAS officer from 1979 batch of Uttar Pradesh cadre, succeeded Ashish...
  • Former IAF fighter pilot becomes new Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: An NDA graduate, newly-appointed Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy served as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force before plunging into politics two decades ago. He had flown MIG-21 and MIG-23 aircraft in frontline fighter squadrons, and was decorated for gallantry in Siachen and other...
  • Extra bowler will help Sri Lanka in future World Cup matches, says Muralitharan 4 days ago

    One thing is clear after Sri Lanka's great run-chase against England in Wellington: the make-up of the side needs a re-think. Because although the batting is top-class and is clicking superbly well, the bowling is very obviously proving a big weakness and a major headache for captain Angelo Mathews, especially...
  • Watch: Sangakkara's special, unconvincing Pakistan win, Day 16 at ICC World Cup 4 days ago

    Lahiru Thirimanne scored 139 and Kumar Sangakkara smashed a brilliant 117* to chase down England's 309 with 16 balls to spare while unconvincing Pakistan did enough to beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka should avoid repeating mistakes 4 days ago

    Roughly eleven months ago Paul Farbrace, Sri Lanka's head coach at the time, was approached by the England and Wales Cricket Board to join their set-up. A few days later, Farbrace resigned from the Sri Lankan job, a mere three months into his contract. All this transpired two weeks before...
  • Son of Maharaja's security aide is new Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister 5 days ago

    Jammu: Son of a security aide of erstwhile Maharaja Hari Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, it has been a long wait for Nirmal Kumar Singh of BJP to come to the centre stage of state politics. After having a heart-burn during the ticket distribution in last Lok Sabha election, Singh was...
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar slams Modi government for 'giving benefit' to industrialists 5 days ago

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday criticised Narendra Modi-led BJP government for giving benefit to a section of industrialists at the cost of ordinary people. "Nobody at the top is thinking about the people. They say one thing, do something else. They are out to please a few....
  • World Cup: Lahiru Thirimanne coming of age at right time for Sri Lanka 5 days ago

    Lahiru Thirimanne's unbeaten century to guide Sri Lanka to a crushing nine-wicket victory over England in their World Cup Pool A clash on Sunday could not have come at a better time for the side who are now building some momentum. The 25-year-old Thirimanne stroked his way to his fourth ODI...
  • World Cup 2015: Openers gave us perfect start, says Kumar Sangakkara 5 days ago

    Wellington: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara praised his team's openers for their 100-run stand which led to the target being easily chased down against England in a World Cup Pool A encounter at the Westpac Stadium on Sunday. Chasing a total of 310 for victory, the 1996 World Cup champions...
  • World Cup 2015: Thirimanne, Sangakkara tons help SL sink hapless England 5 days ago

    If you've watched them much in recent times, you'd have little reason to believe England have a blueprint for playing One-Day Internationals. Everyone knows how India and Sri Lanka approach the format and their relative strengths and weaknesses; everyone knows that New Zealand and Australia have captains with the funk...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, World Cup, Match 22, Pool A 6 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: England hope they can vanquish memories of their last disastrous encounter in Wellington when they play Sri Lanka on Sunday in a Pool A match that's become important to the Cricket World Cup quarter-final chances of both teams. A...
  • Bihar: Bhagalpur riots' probe panel submits report to CM Nitish Kumar 6 days ago

    Patna: The Bhagalpur Riots Probe Commission on Saturday submitted its report to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The Chairman of the panel Justice (Retired) NN Singh met the CM and handed over the report to him, Principal Secretary, Home, Amir Subhani said in a statement. Subhani, who was present during report...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi forms 'HAM', alleges Nitish got Bihar Nivas washed with Ganga water 6 days ago

    Patna: After stepping down as the Bihar chief minister, Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday formed a political front called 'Hindustan Awaam Morcha', acronymed 'HAM'. On the occasion, he also leveled serious allegations against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Making the sensational allegation, Manjhi said Kumar got the Bihar Nivas building in New...
  • Karnataka beat Mumbai to enter Ranji Trophy final 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: Defending champions Karnataka completed the formalities to register a 112-run win over Mumbai and enter the final of the Ranji Trophy tournament for the 14th time on Saturday. Mumbai, chasing a victory target of 445, were all out for 332 about an hour into the fourth and penultimate day of...
  • Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan seeks NABARD's help in its irrigation projects 1 week ago

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh government has urged the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to assist major irrigation projects and extend technical and financial assistance for computerisation of cooperative banks in the state. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in a meeting with NABARD chairman Harsh Kumar Bhanwala said the development...
  • PM Modi meets Bihar CM Nitish Kumar at wedding of Lalu's daughter and Mulayam's grand nephew 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In a rare glimpse of bonhomie and after a long time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday were seen sharing pleasantries with each other. The occasion was the wedding ceremony of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad's daughter and Samajwadi Party supremo...
  • Sri Lanka unhappy with 'tiring' World Cup travel 1 week ago

    Melbourne: Sri Lanka flew back to New Zealand on Friday grumbling about their World Cup travel following a hectic dash across the Tasman sea for just one game even as some other teams enjoyed a relaxed schedule. Angelo Mathews' men played their first two matches in New Zealand and then flew...