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  • West Bengal: 2 fishermen's bodies found from capsized trawler site 13 hours 39 minutes ago

    Canning: Two bodies were found on Tuesday by rescuers near an island at Patharpratima in South 24 Parganas district where a fishing trawler capsized. A district official said the bodies were found floating this afternoon and were of the two missing fishermen who were aboard the vessel which toppled on...
  • Asian Games Football: South Korea challenge for upbeat India Women 16 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Having all but booked a place in the maiden quarter-finals of the 17th Asian Games courtesy the 15-0 demolition of Maldives in the opening match of Group A, a buoyed India Women's Senior National Team will be put through a litmus test when they take on hosts South...
  • Concerned CSA vows to crack down on ball-tampering by its players Yesterday

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) is concerned about its national players gaining notoriety for ball-tampering and vowed not to tolerate such behaviour. At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Sunday, CSA board member Vusi Pikoli, a leading figure in South Africa's legal industry, said he was "deeply concerned" with allegations...
  • Signs of North Korea developing missile submarine: South Korea Yesterday

    Seoul: North Korea appears to be developing a new weapons system capable of launching submarine-based ballistic missiles, the South's defence ministry said on Monday. "Based on recent US and South Korean intelligence, we have detected signs of North Korea developing a vertical missile launch tube for submarines," a ministry official said. Ministry...
  • Kolkata: Woman denied entry into restaurant for being rape survivor, FIR filed Yesterday

    Kolkata: In a shocking incident from Kolkata, a woman claimed that she was denied entry into a restaurant for being a rape survivor. The woman alleged that the management of a south Kolkata restaurant turned her out because she was raped. She claimed that the management told her they had...
  • Five months from World Cup, India favourites to defend title 2 days ago

    After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the five-month countdown to the 2015 World Cup started on Sunday. With just three rating points separating the top four nations, however, the 11th version...
  • China on track to develop Indian Railways as President Xi heads to South Asia 2 days ago

    New Delhi/Beijing: China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies - China, India...
  • Baby registered in Brazil with two mothers and a father 2 days ago

    Brasilia: A judge in Brazil has ordered a baby be registered as born with two mothers and a father, a first in the South American country. The novel step had been requested both by the baby's biological father and mother, and the biological mother's female partner. Judge Rafael Pagnon Cunha...
  • India seeks cooperation for youth skills programme 3 days ago

    Melbourne: As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Skill India' programme, India has reached out to the US, South Korea and Australia for securing their cooperation in skilling the youth for enhancing employment opportunities. Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met his counterparts of the three nations on the sidelines of...
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui to be honoured at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival for 'outstanding achievement' in cinema 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he is being honoured for "outstanding achievement" at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival Sep 16. He says awards and recognition mean a lot to him. Speaking shyly of the honour, Nawazuddin said: "It's something I am quite kicked about." The "Kick" actor would then proceed to...
  • Special trains to clear festive season rush 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Special trains will be run to clear the festive season rush, authorities said. The South Eastern Railway will run nine pairs of Weekly Superfast Premium Specials between Santragachi and Puri and 17 pairs of Bi-weekly Superfast Janasadharan Specials between Santragachi and Chennai between September 18 and November 15 with a...
  • Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide, sentencing on Oct 13 4 days ago

    A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing. Judge Thokozile Masipa said there...
  • Protests about North Korea flag ahead of Asian Games 4 days ago

    Seoul: South Korea have removed the flags of all competing nations from their streets ahead of the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon because of protests about the flying of rival North Korea's flags. The national flags of the 45 countries, including North Korea, had flown in Incheon and nine nearby cities...
  • Incheon worried about 'life after the Asian Games' 4 days ago

    Seoul: As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town. Aside from looming potential debt, the games will also double as an expensive rehearsal for the 2018 Winter Olympics at the ski resort town of Pyeongchang. Incheon...
  • Oscar Pistorius breaks down sobbing as South African judge reads verdict 5 days ago

    Johansburg: South African track star Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears as Judge Thokozile Masipa read out her verdict in his murder case in a Pretoria court on Thursday. Shoulders shaking, the Olympic and paralympic star bowed his head and sobbed as he listened to Masipa, who earlier said the state...
  • Oscar Pistorius faces justice as judge starts verdict 5 days ago

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, faced justice on Thursday as a South African judge started her verdict in his murder trial, a decision that could put him behind bars for 25 years. In a fitting reminder of how South Africa...
  • Oscar Pistorious girlfriend's murder trail verdict to be delivered today 5 days ago

    South African athlete Oscar Pistorious girlfriend's murder trail will come to an end on Thursday. The judge is expected to deliver her verdict on the case. If Oscar is found guilty of the charge of premeditated murder, he could be jailed for 25 years. ...
  • India and China in wary dance as Xi visits South Asia 5 days ago

    New Delhi: China's president will kick off his first South Asia tour with a visit to Beijing's latest investment in Sri Lanka, a $1.4-billion port city development to include a marina and a Formula One track -- all just 250 kilometres from India's coast. Xi Jinping's trip to the site, next...
  • South African court to deliver verdict in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial today 5 days ago

    It's D-Day for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. A South Africa court will deliver the verdict of Pistorius' murder trial today - more than 18 months after he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. If he is found guilty of pre-meditated murder, he could be sentenced to life in prison. ...
  • India, Bangladesh sign MoU for enhanced cooperation in traditional medicine 6 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh and India have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the fields of traditional medicine like Ayurveda and Unani, as World Health Organisation decided to lay an extra focus on the issue as an "important part of healthcare" in the region. The two countries inked...
  • South Asians face increasingly hostile climate in US: Report 6 days ago

    Washington: South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Middle Eastern, and Arab communities face an increasingly hostile climate in the US, according to a new report by an umbrella community organisation. The report "Under Suspicion, Under Attack" by South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) was released at a briefing on Capitol Hill, seat...
  • South Korean shooter Jin wins 50m Pistol world title, breaks world record 6 days ago

    Triple Olympic champion Jin Jong-oh will be on a high heading into this month's Asian Games in Incheon after breaking a long-standing record and winning the 50 metres pistol event at the shooting world championships. The South Korean scored a combined 583 points on the way to winning the title in...
  • Indians denied permission to participate in an annual march in South Australia 1 week ago

    Melbourne: A group of retired 15 Indian defence officers in south Australia have been denied permission to participate independently in an annual march that commemorates the day 15,000 Indians with Australian and New Zealand forces landed in Turkey to fight during World War-I. While ANZAC Day Committee Chair, the organisers, have...
  • Big names missing in football at Asian Games 2014 1 week ago

    Singapore: Short of its best talent and squeezed into a packed regional calendar, the Asian Games soccer tournament's struggle for stature amid grander offerings makes an exciting edition in South Korea a necessity. With the Incheon Games not part of world governing body FIFA's calendar, top international sides in Asia have...
  • Asiad gives South Korea chance to end awful 2014 on a high 1 week ago

    South Korea's sporting reputation has taken a battering of late with a dire World Cup campaign in Brazil and disappointing medal haul from the Sochi Olympics, but a shot at redemption is at hand as 10,000 athletes from around the region pour into Incheon for the 17th Asian Games. South Korea...
  • Photos: What if Salman Khan starred in 'South Park'? You need to see this Indian artist's Bollywood South Park comic 1 week ago

    The animated American adult TV show 'South Park' is known for its crude language and dark humour. The sitcom regularly takes a potshot at Hollywood celebrities and is suitable only for mature audiences. Would Bollywood welcome an Indian version of a show that loves making fun of its celebrities? Will...
  • After Syria and Iraq, Islamic State makes inroads in South Asia September 7, 2014

    Peshawar/Dera: Islamic State pamphlets and flags have appeared in parts of Pakistan and India, alongside signs that the ultra-radical group is inspiring militants even in the strongholds of the Taliban and al Qaeda. A splinter group of Pakistan's Taliban insurgents, Jamat-ul Ahrar, has already declared its support for the well-funded and...
  • India, Australia, South Africa favourites to win World Cup: Ian Chappell September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With the teams entering the final phase of their preparations for next year's World Cup, cricketing great Ian Chappell has said defending champions India, Australia and South Africa are the favourites to win the game's showpiece event. "As teams enter the home straight in preparation for next year's World...
  • Food security: South Africa backs India's stance at WTO September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: South Africa supports India's stance at WTO on public food stock holding issue as developing nations have responsibility to ensure that "those who are not able to feed themselves" are brought under the food security net, said South African High Commissioner to India FK Morule. "The developing countries which...
  • Japanese PM Shinzo Abe begins South Asia trip September 6, 2014

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Saturday in a move to boost Japan's trade and investment in the counties. Abe will hold talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Saturday in Dhaka and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo Sunday, Xinhua reported. "I...