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  • India get richer for finishing third ranked Test side 15-04-2014 05:38 PM

    Dubai: India on Tuesday received a cheque of $265,000 for finishing third, while South Africa pocketed $475,000 for claiming the top position in the ICC Test Team Rankings at the April 1 cut-off date. While South Africa finished as the number one team, Australia claimed the second position and won...
  • Advanced Supersonic BrahMos Missile successfully test fired from Pokhran 07-04-2014 03:11 PM

    Army on Monday successfully test fired an advanced version of 290 km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos as part of a user trial at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The missile was launched by a mobile autonomous launcher deployed in full configuration with mobile command post at the ranges. "The...
  • Indian Army successfully test-fires BrahMos missile at Pokhran 07-04-2014 02:56 PM

    Army on Monday successfully test fired an advanced version of 290 km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos as part of a user trial at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The missile was launched by a mobile autonomous launcher deployed in full configuration with mobile command post at the ranges. "The...
  • PMT scam: Father, who got son into a medical college through a gang, arrested 07-04-2014 08:02 AM

    A father of medical student was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) in connection with the MP Professional Examination Board's (MPPEB) Pre-Medical Test (PMT) scam. Identified as Badrilal Verma, he was arrested by the STF and produced before a court on Sunday, STF sources said. Meanwhile, his sonKundan Verma,...
  • Three students arrested in connection with PMT scam 02-04-2014 08:30 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) on Tuesday arrested three students and their fathers in connection with the multi-crore pre-medical test (PMT) scam, police said. Amit Kanse and his father Satyam, Ravindra Kharte and his father Madan and Rinki Jhauvri and her father Ramprakash, all residents of adjoining Dewas district,...
  • Warner jumps to fifth in ICC rankings after heroics against SA 06-03-2014 04:11 PM

    Dubai: Australian David Warner jumped to a career-best fifth spot after his batting exploits in his side's Test series victory against South Africa while India's Virat Kohli slipped two places to 10th in the latest Reliance ICC Rankings released on Thursday. Warner, who slammed hundreds (135 and 145) in both...
  • South Africa in no hurry to select new Test skipper 06-03-2014 03:07 PM

    With their next Test series in Sri Lanka in July, Cricket South Africa (CSA) say they are in no rush to find a replacement captain for Graeme Smith, who retired from the sport at the conclusion of the third Test against Australia on Wednesday. Two candidates appear to have the...
  • Australia displace India from No 2 spot in Test rankings 05-03-2014 11:49 PM

    Dubai: Australia replaced India at number two position in the Test team rankings by the virtue of their hard-fought 245-run victory over South Africa in the third and final Test in Cape Town on Wednesday. Australia had entered the series in third position on 111 ratings points and the victory...
  • 3rd Test: Ryan Harris bowls Australia to South Africa series win 05-03-2014 11:04 PM

    Australia's Ryan Harris took the last two wickets as South Africa came within five overs of saving the third Test on a dramatic day in which a third umpire decision came close to deciding the outcome of the match. South Africa were bowled out for 265 as Australia won the...
  • Photos: When 89-year-old Congress leader ND Tiwari finally accepted Rohit Shekhar as his son and hugged him publicly 05-03-2014 10:14 AM

    Veteran Congress politician ND Tiwari addressed a press conference in New Delhi on March 4 after finally accepting Rohit Shekhar, who took him to court, as his son. Tiwari was seen holding hands with Rohit's mother and hugging him in public. ...
  • Government dubs 2-finger test on rape victims unscientific, bans it 04-03-2014 04:39 PM

    Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along...
  • Fresh guidelines outlined on medical care to rape victims 04-03-2014 11:42 AM

    Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along...
  • 3rd Test: Johnson, Harris give Australia advantage on Day 3 03-03-2014 10:25 PM

    Cape Town: Australia took a firm grip on the third Test as seamers Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris snared seven wickets between them to bowl South Africa out for 287 on day three on Monday at Newlands. While Johnson combined pace and aggression to raise his series tally to 19...
  • Sachin's feats incredible, but Lara best: Kallis 03-03-2014 07:08 PM

    Cape Town: Retired South African allrounder Jacques Kallis would not rate Sachin Tendulkar as the best batsman he has played against but said the Indian legend has "tremendously" helped in taking the game forward by playing with the right spirit throughout his illustrious career. "He (Tendulkar) has done a tremendous...
  • 3rd Test: Clarke hundred leads Australia to 494 for 7 on Day 2 02-03-2014 09:48 PM

    Cape Town: Only the rain could stop Australia captain Michael Clarke on day two of the third Test against South Africa as the tourists reached a commanding 494 for 7 on Sunday. Clarke reached his 27th Test century in the morning, then spent the afternoon converting it into an unbeaten...
  • South Africa vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2: as it happened 02-03-2014 01:57 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: David Warner thumped a run-a-ball century as Australia dominated the opening day of the third and final Test against South Africa, piling up 331 for three at Newlands on Saturday. The wicket was flat and the...
  • Felipe Massa on top for Williams, Sebastian Vettel sidelined 02-03-2014 10:27 AM

    Brazilian Felipe Massa put Williams on top on the penultimate day of pre-season testing in Bahrain on Saturday while Red Bull's quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel failed to complete a lap. Massa, who moved from Ferrari at the end of last year, completed 99 laps in the Mercedes-powered FW36 car...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 1 01-03-2014 01:43 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Crushing victories for either side in the first two matches have set up a potentially thrilling decider when South Africa host Australia in the final Test at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. The tourists blazed their way to...
  • Swann brands Pietersen 'childish' after Prior row 01-03-2014 09:11 AM

    Graeme Swann called former England team mate Kevin Pietersen "childish" after the South African-born batsman replied to a verbal attack from Matt Prior by suggesting the wicketkeeper would find it hard to win a Test recall. Prior, dropped after the third Test of the recent 5-0 Ashes rout by Australia...
  • Clarke disappointed over Warner's comments 28-02-2014 10:41 PM

    Cape Town: Australian captain Michael Clarke on Friday criticised David Warner over comments that earned the opening batsman a fine from International Cricket Council match referee Roshan Mahanama. Warner was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for "inappropriate comments" when he suggested South African wicketkeeper AB de Villiers...
  • Shane Warne factor big as Australia seek answers 28-02-2014 07:00 PM

    Cape Town: Shane Warne's vast Test experience has been well utilised by the Australian squad in the lead-up to the series-deciding third Test against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. Captain Michael Clarke says the veteran of 145 Test matches and arguably the greatest legspinner of all...
  • Newlands Test the biggest of my career: Michael Clarke 28-02-2014 05:37 PM

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke feels that the decider of the three-Test series against South Africa starting Saturday at the Newlands in Cape Town is the biggest Test of his decade-long career. Clarke said it was special to win the Ashes 5-0 at home and a series win in South...
  • Shane Watson declared fit for decisive third Test against South Africa 27-02-2014 11:36 PM

    Cape Town: Australia are expected to recall allrounder Shane Watson for the third Test against South Africa as they attempt to bounce back from their first defeat in six Test outings and clinch a series win over the world's top-ranked side. The tourists were made to pay for going into...
  • Dale Steyn backs Morne Morkel to make Australia suffer again 27-02-2014 11:18 PM

    Cape Town: Dale Steyn, the world's number one Test bowler, says his team-mate Morne Morkel will be the player to watch when South Africa play Australia in the series-deciding third Test starting at Newlands on Saturday. Steyn tore through the Australian batting on Sunday to drive his side to a...
  • No panic in Australia camp before final Test, says Ryan Harris 27-02-2014 11:17 PM

    Cape Town: Ryan Harris says there is no panic in the Australian camp before the series-deciding third Test against South Africa starting in Cape Town on Saturday. Australia lost the second Test by 231 runs on Sunday after failing to cope with the Proteas pace attack that took nine wickets...
  • Barabati stadium suitable for Test matches: BCCI 27-02-2014 08:18 PM

    Bhubaneswar: A four-member BCCI team on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the existing infrastructure at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack for holding Test matches. The team inspected the pitch, outfield, galleries, dressing room and other facilities at the stadium. The team led by Aniruddh Choudhury told reporters in Cuttack that he was...
  • Momentum has swung towards South Africa, says Hashim Amla 25-02-2014 11:17 PM

    Cape Town: South Africa will head to their favourite ground with momentum in their favour when they take on Australia in the series-deciding third Test at Newlands, batsman Hashim Amla said on Tuesday. The Proteas have suffered just one loss in Cape Town in 12 years, to Australia in 2006,...
  • Selection posers for victorious South Africa 25-02-2014 09:22 AM

    Cape Town: South Africa face a selection dilemma ahead of the decisive third Test against Australia, starting at Newlands Saturday, despite a convincing 231-run second Test win in Port Elizabeth, At least two changes seem likely, and the uncertainty of the selectors about their final eleven was indicated by their...
  • Australia's Lehmann pleased to be 'bowled out' 25-02-2014 08:52 AM

    Cape Town: Australia's dramatic collapse against South Africa at the weekend has drawn inevitable comparisons with their previous Test defeat but vanquished coach Darren Lehmann says the two losses were vastly different. South Africa grabbed nine wickets in a single session after tea to win the second Test in Port...
  • Surface to air missile Akash test-fired from Odisha coast 24-02-2014 06:31 PM

    India on Monday test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-air missile 'Akash' from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea, about 15 km from Balasore. The missile targeted a floating object supported by Pilotless Target Aircraft 'Lakshya'. "Lakshya was sent at 11.31 AM before Akash test fired from the launch complex-3 at 11.42...