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  • Windies announce squad for training camp ahead of England Test series 4 days ago

    St. John's(Antigua): Four uncapped players have been included in a 20- man West Indies squad for a training camp in Antigua ahead of the home Test series against England starting next month. The uncapped quartet is Carlos Brathwaite, fellow fast bowler Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich and fellow wicketkeeper/batsman Shai Hope, reports...
  • World TB Day: Government yet to make plans to ensure availability of new drug 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Three years ago, 12 cases of the lethal, almost impossible-to-treat strain of extremely drug resistant Tuberculosis were identified in Mumbai in which six patients died within months of the diagnosis. Tuberculosis which was a disease curable in the 90's, has mutated into this lethal strain in a span...
  • Chris Gayle ruled out of England Test series due to back problem 1 week ago

    West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle has ruled himself out of the home Test series against England next month in order to allow a back injury to settle down but he has ruled out retiring from internationals. The 35-year-old top-scored for his side with 61 in their World Cup quarter-final defeat...
  • Researchers develop 'visual' Turing test March 15, 2015

    Washington: Researchers have developed a 'visual Turing test' that measures a computer's ability to understand movements, relationships and implied intent from images. Researchers from Brown and Johns Hopkins universities developed the method to evaluate how well computers can decipher information from images. The team described its new system as a 'visual...
  • One Direction band members may undergo drug test March 15, 2015

    Los Angeles: Singers Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik of the "One Direction" band may be forced to undergo a drug test before their performance in the Philippines. The group are due to play for two days at the Asia Concert Grounds starting on March 21 as part of their "On...
  • Facebook develops a simple test that can help determine the intelligence level of an artificial intelligence software March 4, 2015

    New York: Facebook has developed a simple test that can help determine the intelligence level of an artificial intelligence software. The test, developed by researchers at Facebook's Artificial Intelligence lab, involves 20 tasks, which get progressively harder. Any potential artificial intelligence (AI) must pass all of them if it is ever to...
  • Biometric testing requisite for British tourists wanting to travel to India March 3, 2015

    London: British tourists wanting to travel to India will now have to turn up at an application centre and be fingerprinted in order to get a visa. The process will start from mid-March and is causing significant concern to travel agencies who offer holidays to India. Diana Syrett's agency "Kerala...
  • Apple to launch first-ever public beta test for iOS 8.3 in mid-March February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking lessons from its glitchy iOS 8 rollout last year, Apple is planning to launch its first-ever public beta program for its updated iOS 8.3. The tech giant intends to release the iOS 8.3, codenamed Stowe, as a public beta via Apple's existing AppleSeed program in mid-March, similar...
  • Bihar political crisis: BJP to support Manjhi during floor test, Congress to oppose February 19, 2015

    Patna: Ending suspense on its stand, BJP on Thursday announced it will back Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and vote in his favour if the trust vote is taken up in the Assembly on Friday. BJP has issued whip to its MLAs to vote for Manjhi during the trial of...
  • Bihar political crisis: Speaker replaces BJP's Leader of Opposition with JDU (Nitish camp) leader February 19, 2015

    Patna: The political crisis in Bihar is reaching its crescendo as a day before the crucial floor test, state Assembly Speaker Udai Narain Choudhary notified Vijay Chaudhary of Janata Dal (United) (Nitish camp) as Leader of Opposition replacing Nand Kishore Yadav of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP MLAs protested...
  • Bihar: Manjhi, Nitish in talks with MLAs ahead of floor test on Friday February 19, 2015

    Patna: A day before the trust vote in Bihar Assembly on Friday, both Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar are in talks with locals MLAs to secure their support. While Bharatiya Janata Party has hinted at backing Manjhi, Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal have...
  • Bihar: BJP legislators may support Manjhi government in floor test, final decision to be taken on Thursday February 18, 2015

    Patna: The Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators may support Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in the February 20 floor test. A meeting will be held on Thursday to take a final decision. The legislative party meet was held at BJP legislative party leader Sushil Kumar Modi's residence. The Patna High Court...
  • Have you done away with 2-finger test: CIC asks Delhi government February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has asked Delhi government to suo moto make public whether the controversial two-finger test to determine rape has been banned in the national capital after the health department failed to spell out a clear policy on it. The matter reached Central Information Commission after an...
  • India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni 5 missile canister version January 31, 2015

    Balasore: India on Saturday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile 'Agni-5', which has a strike range of over 5000 kms and can carry a nuclear warhead of over one tonne, from Wheeler's Island off Odisha coast. The three stage, solid propellant "missile was test-fired from a...
  • Australia likely to host day-night Test against New Zealand later this year January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: In a first, the pink ball is likely to make its debut in Adelaide or Hobart when Australia hosts trans-Tansman rivals New Zealand in a Test series later this year, according to a report. According to a report in ESPN cricinfo, Australia appear almost certain to host the inaugural day-night...
  • Rahul Dravid backs Virat Kohli as long-term Test captain January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Batting legend Rahul Dravid had backed Virat Kohli to lead the Indian cricket team on a long- term basis, describing him as the ideal leader around whom the country can plan its Test future. Kohli led the Indian side in two matches in the just-concluded Test series in Australia,...
  • India slip to seventh in Test rankings January 11, 2015

    Dubai: India have slipped a place to be seventh in the latest ICC Test rankings after losing the four-match away series against Australia 0-2. India's slide in the rankings come after the two fighting draws which were not enough to prevent another series loss overseas. India captain Virat Kohli however has gained...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 5 at the SCG January 10, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Shoulders dropped and bowlers ran out of answers as India, following an Australian onslaught, braced up for another battle of survival on the final day of the Test series after the hosts went 348 runs in front...
  • 4th Test: Australia take control on Day 4, lead India by 348 January 9, 2015

    Shoulders dropped and bowlers ran out of answers as India, following an Australian onslaught, braced up for another battle of survival on the final day of the Test series after the hosts went 348 runs in front on the fourth day of the Sydney Test - putting an Indian win...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 4 January 9, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: KL Rahul scored his maiden Test century and Virat Kohli his fourth of the series as India reached 342 for 5 at stumps on Day 3. Kohli, who was appointed captain when MS Dhoni suddenly retired after the third...
  • 4th Test: Kohli, Rahul tons lead India's fightback, still trail by 230 on Day 3 January 8, 2015

    KL Rahul scored his maiden Test century and Virat Kohli his fourth of the series as India reached 342 for 5 at stumps on Day 3 of the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. India were still trailing by 230 runs with Kohli (140) and Wriddhiman Saha (14)...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 3 January 8, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: The Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday witnessed Australia moving into a position from where it's difficult to see them losing, as captain Steven Smith's century and contributions from the lower order pushed Australia's score to 572 for...
  • South Africa retain top Test team status January 6, 2015

    Dubai: South Africa have retained their ICC top ranking in Tests following their 2-0 series win over the West Indies. The win helped South Africa retain the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test Championship mace and pocket a cash award of $500,000, an ICC statement said Tuesday. "The series win means irrespective...
  • David Warner's touching tribute to 'little mate' Phillip Hughes January 6, 2015

    David Warner said he was in tears before he went out to score an emotional century to put Australia in a strong position in the final Test against India in Sydney on Tuesday. Warner, who was deeply affected by the tragic death of his close friend Phillip Hughes in November, mastered...
  • David Warner may quit IPL to focus on Tests January 6, 2015

    Sydney: Australian opener David Warner is worried about mental fatigue that creeps in from playing non-stop cricket and said he might quit the Indian Premier League (IPL) to concentrate on Tests. "I pinch myself every day that I'm opening the batting for Australia in Test matches, especially on an occasion like...
  • Dhoni's retirement decision was pretty shocking, says Kohli January 5, 2015

    New India skipper Virat Kohli says he will encourage his team to play positively and not back down against Australia in the final Test in Sydney, which begins on Tuesday. Kohli has been thrust into the captaincy following the shock Test retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni following last week's drawn third...
  • Kohli promises analytical, positive approach for SCG Test January 5, 2015

    Thrust back into the India captaincy after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's shock decision to retire from Tests last week, Virat Kohli hopes to put right some of the mistakes he made in his first match in charge against Australia. The aggressive right-handed batsman had deputised in the injured Dhoni's absence in the...
  • Starc in, Johnson out of Australia's XI for Sydney Test against India January 5, 2015

    Sydney: Mitchell Starc will replace injured allrounder Mitchell Johnson in the only change to Australia's lineup for the fourth Test against India starting at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Captain Steve Smith confirmed Australia's match XI Monday, saying Johnson has a slight hamstring strain and probably would have been considered...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 3 January 4, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Round-up: Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla hit half-centuries as South Africa threatened to cash in where the West Indies missed out on day two. While the West Indies could muster only 329 after winning the toss and...
  • Jonathan Trott bids to revive Test career January 3, 2015

    Cape Town: Former England batsman Jonathan Trott will continue to try to revive his Test career on his first overseas tour since leaving the Ashes in Australia with stress issues just over a year ago. The 33-year-old is captain of a 15-man England Lions squad, which begins a month-long tour of...