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  • CSA denies interference in World Cup semifinal playing XI 6 hours 9 minutes ago

    Cricket South Africa (CSA) has categorically denied interfering in selection of the team's playing XI for the World Cup semifinal against New Zealand last month. An official CSA statement was sent out on Saturday (April 18) following a factual examination done by three independent directors of the board. Reports over possible instructions...
  • Launch of Rupee 10 coins on centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's return from South Africa 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank will launch Rs 10 coins to commemorate the centenary of return of Mahatma Gandhi to India from South Africa. "The Government of India has minted the coins which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation," it said in a notification. The existing coins in this...
  • Filmmakers should enjoy liberty as other artists do: Mani Ratnam 3 days ago

    As the debate over moves made by the censor board rages, filmmakers, actors and other prominent voices have spoken vehemently about the importance of the freedom of expression. South Indian Director Mani Ratnam said, "Censorship should also adapt as industry matures. Filmmakers should enjoy liberty as other artists do." ...
  • Time to move on in my career: Allan Donald 3 days ago

    Former South African fast bowler Allan Donald said that he was blessed to work with the best attack in the world that also marked the best time in his life but now it is time to move on in his career. ...
  • South Africa set to get a new selection chief 5 days ago

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) is all set for a new convenor of selectors next month, with Andrew Hudson likely to be replaced in the top job. The contracts of all four panel members Hudson, Shafiek Abrahams, Hussein Manack and Linda Zondi came to an end after the 2015 World Cup...
  • Allan Donald steps down as South Africa's bowling coach 5 days ago

    Allan Donald has stepped down as bowling coach of South Africa, confirming his departure on Tuesday after four years in the role. Donald was appointed in June 2011 as part of Gary Kirsten's management team and continued in the role under current coach Russell Domingo from August 2013. "I have had some...
  • South Africa: Mahatma Gandhi statue defaced by a group of people amid racist taunts 5 days ago

    Johannesburg: A statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been defaced by a group of people who threw buckets of white paint on it amid racist taunts. The incident occurred on Sunday when the group came in a car at about noon and threw buckets of white paint on the statue and surrounding...
  • Hockey: India claim Sultan Azlan Shah bronze beating South Korea on penalties 6 days ago

    India continued their dominance over South Korea and claimed a podium finish at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia with a 4-1 win on penalties in the bronze-medal playoff. After the regulation period ended in a 2-2 draw identical to the result of the league phase encounter between the two,...
  • As it happened: Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, India vs South Korea, bronze medal playoff 1 week ago

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Young striker Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a hat-trick as India produced their best performance of the tournament to stun world champions and title holders Australia 4-2 on Saturday and secure a place in the third and fourth place play-off...
  • North Korea fires missiles ahead of Pentagon chief's visit April 9, 2015

    Seoul: North Korea fired two surface-to-air missiles into the sea this week as US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter visited the region for talks in Tokyo and Seoul, South Korea's defence ministry said on Thursday. The North launched the missiles from a west coast base into the Yellow Sea on Tuesday in...
  • Bizarre decision sees USACA T20 Trophy change hands after 40 minutes April 7, 2015

    Cricket is known as the gentleman's game but incidents like these suggest controversies are increasingly becoming an integral part of the game. Any championship would be boring without a few controversies to spice up the action and it looks like even in the United States of America, where the game is...
  • North Korea declares no-sail zone, missile launch seen as possible: Reports April 6, 2015

    Seoul: North Korea has declared a no-sail zone for its ships off its east coast, South Korean media reported on Monday, suggesting more missile launches are possible before the U.S. defence chief visits Seoul this week. Pyongyang fired four short-range missiles off its west coast on Friday in what South Korea...
  • Hockey: India held to a 2-2 draw by Korea at Sultan Azlan Shah April 5, 2015

    Ipoh: India on Sunday drew 2-2 with Korea to make a satisfactory start to their campaign in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here, in what was Dutchman Paul van Ass' first match as the team's chief coach. India took the lead through Nikkin Thimmaiah (10th minute) before Korea scored...
  • IPL 8: Finding right combination is the key, says Allan Donald April 5, 2015

    This is the first time Royal Challengers Bangalore have got a very good pace attack but Mitchell Starc's absence can hurt the team for the first couple of weeks, feels former South African speedster Allan Donald. ...
  • Sultan Azlan Shah will kickstart our preparation for Rio 2016: India's hockey coach April 4, 2015

    Ipoh: Indian hockey team's newly appointed chief coach Paul van Ass wants to start his team's preparation for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in right earnest with a good show in the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament. "Every chance that you get to play against international opponents, you...
  • North Korea fires four short-range missiles into sea April 3, 2015

    Seoul: North Korea test-fired four short-range missiles into the sea off its west coast on Friday in an operation apparently supervised by leader Kim Jong-Un amid heightened military tensions, a South Korean military spokesman said. The missiles were launched from a base on the west coast and flew more than 100...
  • Central Vigilance Commission forms panel to fast-track prosecution sanction April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: A six-member panel of experts has been formed by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to review pending cases, referred to it by CBI for sanction of prosecution against corrupt government officials. CVC tenders advice in respect of officers coming under its jurisdiction against whom the CBI has sought sanction...
  • Zaheer, Yuvraj key to Delhi Daredevils' success: Gary Kirsten April 3, 2015

    Former South African opener and Delhi Daredevils' coach Kirsten thinks that Yuvraj in his bid to comeback into the Indian team and Zaheer trying to finish his career on a high would help to revive his team's fortunes. ...
  • South African President pulls an April Fool prank on the media April 2, 2015

    Johannesburg: The South African president's office sent out a press release on Wednesday announcing new cabinet appointments for positions that do not exist, making April Fools of some local media. The new positions included ministers for Public Participation and Interface, and Roads and Traffic Affairs. The local media house EWN initially ran...
  • Harvard University set to open international office in Mumbai April 2, 2015

    New York: The US' prestigious Harvard University is set to open its international offices in India, China and South Africa to facilitate research and academic work for its affiliates in those regions. Harvard is awaiting approval from the Indian government for its School of Public Health to open an office in...
  • Charges of South Africa's selection interference 'utter nonsense': Haroon Lorgat April 1, 2015

    Johannesburg: Dismissing reports of interference in team selection ahead of South Africa's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand as "utter nonsense", CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has clarified that no late-night instructions were given after the playing XI was announced. Responding to reports in Afrikaans daily 'Beeld', Lorgat denied that he...
  • South Korea are tough opponents, says PR Sreejesh March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team vice-captain PR Sreejesh on Tuesday said their first opponent in the forthcoming 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup South Korea will be a hard nut to crack even if they have had the ascendancy in recent matches against their Asian rivals. India defeated South Korea in the...
  • Racial quotas controversy re-emerges in South African sport March 31, 2015

    Cape Town: Did South Africa's cricket team dropped a white player and replaced him with an injured black player for a World Cup semi-final match to make their lineup more racially acceptable? The question has revived an uncomfortable conversation over race and change in South African sport, where the two most...
  • World Idly Day celebrated by cutting a 50 kilo idly in style in Chennai March 30, 2015

    Chennai: It's a staple breakfast dish in any South Indian home, the humble idly finally has its day! From this year onwards March 30th will be celebrated as World Idly Day. The idea is promoted by the Tamil Nadu Cooking Organisation together with Iniyavan, an autorikshaw driver who gave up...
  • Vernon Philander selection not race-based: Cricket South Africa March 30, 2015

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has denied reports that the selection of pacer Vernon Philander ahead of fast bowler Kyle Abbott for their team's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand was racially motivated. Philander was called into the South African XI in place of Abbott for last week's match against the...
  • Batsmen's delight, heartbreak for SA, Kiwis form, business as usual for Australia March 30, 2015

    At the stroke of sunrise, when the whole world is still recovering from the hangover of some really intense moments of the show piece event and Australia still basking in the glory of winning the cup, the Kiwis while taking the return flight home will be looking for answers to...
  • US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank March 28, 2015

    Washington: US resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power. South Korea, one of America's closest friends in Asia, announced yesterday it will...
  • The 'God' knew it, Sachin Tendulkar's World Cup prediction on semis spot on March 27, 2015

    Sydney: He isn't called the 'God of cricket' for nothing and Sachin Tendulkar lived up to the title by accurately predicting the cricket World Cup semi-finalists. Much before the tournament began, Tendulkar picked India, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as the last four for the showpiece and the line-up turned...
  • Swimming: Tearful Park Tae-hwan apologises for failed doping test March 27, 2015

    South Korea's Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan choked back the tears on Friday as he apologised for a failed doping test that led to an 18-month ban from the sport and said he wished he could turn back time and do things differently. Swimming's governing body FINA handed out the ban...
  • Notel: The Rs 3,000 device that is a symbol of change in North Korea March 27, 2015

    Seoul: A $50 (approximately Rs 3,000) portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government's efforts to keep its people isolated - a symbol of change in one of the world's most repressed societies. By some estimates, up to half of all urban...