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  • Alfonso Cuaron reportedly in talks for JK Rowling's Harry Potter spinoff May 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Gravity' helmer Alfonso Cuaron is believed to be in talks to direct the first upcoming Harry Potter spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. The movie is planned to hit theaters on November 18, 2016. It aims at launching a new trilogy, with two sequels expected to...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's prison 'charkha' to be auctioned in UK October 21, 2013

    One of Mahatma Gandhi's most prized possessions, the 'charkha' he used in Yerwada Jail, will go under the hammer at a prestigious British auction house on November 5 with the minimum bid set at 60,000 pounds. The charkha (spinning wheel) used by Gandhi while he was in the prison at Pune...
  • Are Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley going to split soon? September 17, 2013

    London: Australian spin wizard Shane Warne and his fiance Elizabeth Hurley have reportedly split as their careers are said to have put a strain on their relationship. The 48-year-old model-turned-actress and the cricketing legend have reportedly called their three-year relationship quits just two years after getting engaged, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "They have been...
  • Australian physicists give cricket a lesson in spin July 5, 2013

    Paris: Twenty years ago, Australia's Shane Warne flighted the "Ball of the Century" that famously bamboozled England's Mike Gatting and reminded everyone of the marvels of legspin bowling. Behind such deliveries lie some powerful principles of physics, a pair of Australian scientists said on Thursday, in a study published just ahead...
  • Hyderabad Test: Another rank turner for Australia in Uppal? March 1, 2013

    Hyderabad: India's concern for the pitch has been nothing less than deciding the eleven to field in a Test match during the current home season, and the 22-yard strip at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here in Uppal is getting as much attention a day before the second Test against Australia....
  • TN: Spinning mills take state power utility to court December 5, 2012

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Spinning Mills Association (TASMA) on Wednesday took Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd. (TANGEDCO) to court for cutting off power to its members despite having dedicated power feeder lines, said an association official. "We have filed a case against TANGEDCO to supply power generated by...
  • Clarke wants batsmen to improve spin play August 30, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Australian captain Michael Clarke hopes his batsmen will continue to show improvement against Pakistan's spinners when the teams clash in the second one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Australia negotiated the high-profile Pakistan spin trio of Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez to the best effect to...
  • Misbah backs England to recover in Sri Lanka April 2, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who engineered a 3-0 Test whitewash of England earlier this year, has backed the world's top-ranked side to bounce back in Sri Lanka because of the strength of their bowlers. After losing all three Tests to Pakistan in the UAE, Andrew Strauss and his men were...
  • Clueless England in a spin February 6, 2012

    England have aspired to be the best Test team in the world for some time, but once they reached the top they suffered a severe bout of vertigo. The No. 1 ranked-Test team has been humiliated 3-0 in the UAE by a superb Pakistan bowling attack led, admirably, by Saeed...
  • Gambhir raises 'spin' questions for Aus January 22, 2012

    Adelaide: Miffed with the questions being raised about the technique of Indian batsmen on bouncy tracks here, opener Gautam Gambhir said on Sunday that he wonders whether the Australians would still be so mentally strong and prone to "chit-chatting" if they were playing on rank turners in his country. "Every country...
  • Australia put faith in Lyon ahead of SCG Test January 2, 2012

    Sydney: Spinner Nathan Lyon has received the backing of the Australian team ahead of his showdown with India's big-name batsmen in the second Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground starting Tuesday. Lyon, 24, faces a daunting task against India's spin-savvy batsmen, headed by Sachin Tendulkar, searching for his 100th international century...
  • Ojha thanks Dhoni for giving him the new ball November 17, 2011

    Kolkata: Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, who claimed four wickets on Wednesday, thanked skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for showing confidence in him and throwing the new ball to him during the West Indies' first innings in the second Test at Eden Gardens. In reply to India's huge 631-7 declared, West Indies were...
  • Timberlake to play music mogul Bogart in biopic September 29, 2011

    London: Pop heartthrob Justin Timberlake has reportedly signed on to portray the role of the late Neil Bogart in the rags-to-riches biopic 'Spinning Gold'. Timberlake, 30, has appeared in a number of high-profile movies in recent years including 'The Social Network' and 'Bad Teacher', as well as voicing characters in 'Shrek...
  • TN: textile industry in losses due to power cuts June 2, 2011

    Coimbatore: It's India's textile capital but Coimbatoire, which has over 22, 00 spinning mills, is slowing down thanks to daily power cuts of over 7 hours. The production is down by over 40 per cent and many units on the verge of shut down. The production loss is about RS 55-60...
  • Factory building collapses, six killed October 2, 2010

    About 28 workers were working in a spinning mill when a tin shed fell on them near Ludhiana. ...
  • Story with a spin: Celeb tips for all-'round' health December 10, 2007

    For those of you who are hooked to spinning to reduce your waistline, here’s how it can be a lot more fun than just a way to lose weight. ...
  • Make me a star: Blair on PR spin again September 5, 2006

    London: British Prime Minister Tony Blair's exit from office should be planned to the last detail and show him as a "star" on a "farewell tour", according to a memo leaked to a newspaper on Tuesday. The memo, drawn up by a team of Blair's top aides and published in the...