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  • World Cup 2015: Openers gave us perfect start, says Kumar Sangakkara 19 hours 30 minutes 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...
  • Eoin Morgan: No panic in England squad after 2 World Cup defeats February 20, 2015

    Wellington: England captain Eoin Morgan says there won't be any panic and probably no recriminations in his squad after its humiliating eight-wicket loss to New Zealand at the Cricket World Cup on Friday. England has had heavy defeats in its opening games against the tournament co-hosts after its 111-run loss to...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs England, World Cup, Pool A, Match 9 February 20, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: The reckoning has come early for England at the Cricket World Cup. Out of form and down on confidence, Eoin Morgan's England squad needs a strong showing in today's Pool A match against New Zealand to restore some...
  • England face critical test in World Cup match against New Zealand February 19, 2015

    Wellington: The reckoning has come early for England at the Cricket World Cup. Out of form and down on confidence, Eoin Morgan's England squad needs a strong showing in Friday's Pool A match against New Zealand to restore some belief in their campaign. A 111-run loss to Australia in their opening...
  • Eoin Morgan can handle World Cup pressure: Mark Ramprakash February 19, 2015

    Wellington: England batting coach Mark Ramprakash on Thursday said Eoin Morgan's strength of character will see the captain come good at the ongoing World Cup. England face New Zealand on Friday, having lost their opening match against Australia by 111 runs. Morgan's captaincy was criticised and his form came under scrutiny following...
  • Despite AAP's success in Delhi, BJP a huge threat to regional parties as Congress fades away February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Since October-November 2013 India has been in election mode with several states electing new assemblies and sandwiched between them was the grand Lok Sabha election that saw a single party majority for the first time since 1984 when over 65% of the country's population was not even born. ...
  • 1st batch of Mansarovar pilgrims to cross Nathula in Sikkim on June 21 February 15, 2015

    Kolkata: The first batch of 50 Indian pilgrims to take the new route via Nathula in Sikkim to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibetan Autonomous Region will cross over on June 21. The 14,400 feet high Nathula, the pass at the Indo-China border in east Sikkim, will be formally opened for the Kailash...
  • AAP to spread wings in 4 states in next 5 years: Yogendra Yadav February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Buoyed by its spectacular victory in Delhi Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party is now planning to make itself a significant political force in at least four major states in the next five years without entering into any "arrangements of convenience" with any regional party. Senior party strategist and...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely January 25, 2015

    As we come closer to the World Cup, all the teams are busy sorting their permutations and combinations. Every World Cup brings with it a bank of surprises that opens up the tournament, but this one is all set to get a notch higher as there are no clear favourites...
  • Form guide of 2015 World Cup participants January 14, 2015

    Sydney: The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29 where India will be the defending champions in the 14-nation tournament. One month out from the start, AFP Sports updates the current form and prospects of the competing teams: Pool A Afghanistan - Afghanistan's main...
  • NCP, Congress, Sena asked to vacate offices for construction of Colaba metro line January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: A big buck infrastructure project is likely to displace several politicians in Mumbai. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Congress and Shiv Sena in Mumbai have been asked to vacate their party offices for the construction of Colaba's new metro line. The plot of land on which these offices are constructed is...
  • Man holds 2 people hostage at Texas hospital: Sheriff's office January 11, 2015

    Houston: Authorities say a man believed to be the father of a patient has taken at least two people hostage at a hospital near Houston. It was not immediately clear if the man was armed. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said Saturday night it believed the man was a distraught parent...
  • Riteish clocks 12 years in film industry January 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Riteish Deshmukh Saturday reminisced about the release of his debut film 'Tujhe Meri Kasam' on this date 12 years ago. It also launched his now wife Genelia D'Souza. "#12YearsOfTujheMeriKasam My Debut film - released on 3rd Jan 2003," Riteish posted on Twitter, along with a montage of images from...
  • Second bomb hoax call in Gurgaon today December 18, 2014

    Gurgaon: A caller kept the Gurgaon police on its toes for the second day on Thursday with a call about a bomb planted at a shopping complex here which later turned out to be a hoax. The Arcadia shopping complex in South City on Sohna road was evacuated after the police...
  • Pakistan wants a dispute-free South Asia: PM Nawaz Sharif at SAARC Summit November 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: While addressing the heads of the SAARC nations, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday stressed on the need of a dispute-free south Asia where the member countries would fight poverty, disease and illiteracy. He laso called for a dispute free south Asia and said that focus of the...
  • Monsoon starts withdrawing from northwest region September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: India's annual monsoon has started withdrawing from the country's northwest region, weather officials said on Tuesday, marking the beginning of the retreat after a fortnight's delay. The withdrawal was delayed due to a late revival of rains this month, causing floods in some parts of the region. Usually, the season...
  • Despite support in Vidarbha, Congress suffered upsets in 2009 Maharashtra Assembly polls September 23, 2014

    Nagpur: Though the Congress has enjoyed handsome support from the people of Vidarbha region in almost all Maharashtra Assembly polls, by electing the maximum number of party legislators, year 2009 saw two ministers and several prominent leaders suffering shocking defeats. Five-time MLA and Textile Minister Satish Chaturvedi and Dairy Development Minister...
  • Over 4,000 persons booked for drunken driving in Chennai September 21, 2014

    Chennai: Police have recommended Regional Transport Officers to cancel the driving licenses of 4,560 persons temporarily, who were nabbed for drunken driving. With the help of breath analyzer, the police have registered 40,835 cases allegedly for drunken driving, a police release said. This year driving licenses of 965 persons were...
  • Eight Indians in Fortune list of powerful AsiaPacific women September 21, 2014

    New York: As many as eight Indian women, led by ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar, have made it to the Fortune list of 25 most powerful women "shaping the new world order" in the AsiaPacific region. Kochhar, ranked highest among Indian women, has been ranked second across the region, while three...
  • We should launch a war against cancer: Harsh Vardhan September 19, 2014

    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...
  • Hindi, regional languages must be encouraged: Pranab Mukherjee September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said the use of Hindi and regional languages must be encouraged. Speaking at a function organised on the occasion of 'Hindi Divas' at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, he said, "The constitution provides that Hindi should be developed in such a way that it should reflect...
  • Wild fire in Spain forces 1,500 to evacuate to safety September 13, 2014

    Madrid: Around 1,500 people have been evacuated from their homes as the result of a wild fire which has affected part of the Montgo national park, close to the coastal town of Javea in the province of Alicante. Those who have been evacuated are being housed in the local sports hall,...
  • Harsh Vardhan seeks Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina's support in taming vectorborne diseases September 9, 2014

    Dhaka: India on Tuesday sought Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's support in combating many vectorborne diseases and providing "the highest standards of health care" to people in South Asia. "I seek your valuable support in traversing a path where we can attain the highest standards of health not only for...
  • Sensors to test driving skills under new licensing procedure September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre is reportedly planning to overhaul the procedure of giving driving licenses. According to sources, the Centre is planning to introduce sensors to test driving skills. There will be no human intervention. The sources say that the use of sensors will ensure that one Regional Transport Office (RTO)...
  • US urges India to step up as regional power August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The United States urged India on Saturday to bolster its role as a global power and force for regional stability, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to Washington since his election in May. In a speech wrapping up two days of talks, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel also...
  • BJP's regional allies not happy with rail budget July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as BJP hailed the railway budget, some of its regional allies expressed unhappiness over exclusion of their regions. While BJPled NDA's second largest constituent Shiv Sena said the extended suburbs of Mumbai have been left out, its southern ally the PMK was displeased with inadequate projects for Tamil...
  • BJP, TMC MPs scuffle in Lok Sabha an unfortunate incident: Mamata July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday termed the scuffle between the Bhartiya Janta Party and the party MPs as an unfortunate incident. "I have been briefed about the incident. Parliament is a pillar of democracy. BJP MPs used foul language against us. Our...
  • Hyderabad will need of two more airports in future: KCR July 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad will require at least two more airports in the near future as the city's population is expected to touch three crore with the development of the Information Technology Investment Region, according to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. "Hyderabad's population in 2014 is 94 lakh. We are soon to...
  • Shooting reported in violence hit Kenyan coastal region July 6, 2014

    Nairobi: Shooting was reported in Kenya's coastal district of Lamu, the same area where some 60 people were massacred last month, authorities said. Kenya's National Disaster Operations Centre said in a brief statement on Saturday on Twitter that gunfire broke out in the trading centre of Hindi near the town...
  • John Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse June 24, 2014

    Arbil: US Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country. Security forces fought Sunni armed factions for control of the country's biggest...