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  • World Cup: India focus on fielding before UAE clash Yesterday

    Team India had lots of laughter and tomfoolery during the training session at WACA, Perth. ...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Pool B turning into 'Group of Death' Yesterday

    While many would sit back and wait for the knock-out stages to kick off, Ireland have certainly given the apex body more than something to think about. A lot of us sitting in our drawing rooms might have thought it would be a cake walk for the top Test nations...
  • ICC World Cup: Krishna Karate makes India vs UAE a special contest Yesterday

    At noon on February 28, the more enthusiastic cricket lovers of the village of Kollengode, some 20 km from the town of Palakkad in Kerala, will gather at a clearing and congregate before a giant screen erected to showcase one match. India will be playing a World Cup match in...
  • Rory McIlroy shocked by Davis Love's appointment as US captain Yesterday

    World number one Rory McIlroy was "shocked" at the appointment of Davis Love III as 2016 United States Ryder Cup captain. McIlroy is returning to competition at this week's Honda Classic and teeing up for a first time this year on American soil following a three-week break since winning the Dubai...
  • World Cup 2015: Ireland on course, says match-winner Gary Wilson Yesterday

    Brisbane: Ireland's Gary Wilson said the side had done all that could be asked of them ahead of their World Cup clash against South Africa after they made it two wins out of two with a thrilling victory over the United Arab Emirates. Wilson's composed 80 and a quickfire 24-ball fifty...
  • Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew still in intensive care: Statement Yesterday

    Singapore: Singapore's first prime minister and the man widely credited with the city-state's economic success, Lee Kuan Yew, is still on mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit in hospital, the prime minister's office said on Thursday. Lee, who turned 91 last September, was admitted to hospital on February 5 with...
  • Watch: Ireland edge UAE in last-over finish, ICC World Cup, Day 12 highlights Yesterday

    The Associates brought fans to the edge of their seats in the Pool B encounter at The Gabba in Brisbane, but the Irish held their nerves to win in 49.2 overs. Watch all the highlights from the exciting encounter. ...
  • Budget may back off fertiliser subsidy reform Yesterday

    New Delhi: Investors looking for India's budget on Saturday to tackle fertiliser subsidies are likely to be disappointed, because sources say the government plans to largely maintain the current regime. The government was widely expected to deregulate urea prices after freeing up diesel following a fall in crude prices, but two...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, Worlds Cup 2015, Match 16 2 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) When Ireland and United Arab Emirates face off in a one-day international for the first time, in their Pool B match of the 2015 World Cup at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, it will be with the backdrop of the larger...
  • Cricket World Cup: Khurram Khan eyes UAE success against Ireland 3 days ago

    Brisbane: The United Arab Emirates believe their Pool B match against Ireland in Brisbane on Wednesday offers them a "wonderful opportunity" of a World Cup win, according to batsman Khurram Khan. Both associate or non-Test nations know each other well, having played each other repeatedly in various lower-level International Cricket...
  • World Cup: Associate teams have pulled their weight, says William Porterfield 3 days ago

    Melbourne: The four non-Test playing nations at the World Cup have performed well in cricket's global showpiece and it wouldn't be the same tournament with less teams, according to Ireland skipper William Porterfield. The International Cricket Council is chopping the 14-team format to one with 10 for the next World Cup,...
  • World Cup 2015: After West Indies high, Ireland aim win against UAE 3 days ago

    Brisbane: High on confidence after their stunning win against the West Indies, giant-killers Ireland will look to continue the momentum when they lock horns with United Arab Emirates in a Group B match of the World Cup here on Wednesday. Ireland's Kevin O'Brien has already warned his side that the win...
  • Retail dilemma in India - nice malls are few and far between 3 days ago

    New Delhi/Mumbai: A severe shortage of attractive malls has made setting up shop in India easier said than done, crimping expansion plans for both foreign retailers such as Lacoste and domestic giants like department store chain Shoppers Stop. India's searing heat, heavy traffic and cluttered pavements make malls the most popular...
  • Listless Manchester United finally run out of luck 5 days ago

    Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal lamented his team's "missed chances" in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League defeat at Swansea but the reality is that his side could only ride their luck for so long. The Dutchman praised his team's second-half overwhelming possession dominance which did not produce a single clear-cut opportunity...
  • Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar chief minister for the fourth time today 5 days ago

    Patna: Senior Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar will get back the reins of Bihar on Sunday, capping a fortnight-long political drama which ended in an anti-climax with rebel party leader Jitan Ram Manjhi resigning as chief minister shortly before the floor test on Friday sensing imminent defeat. The swearing-in ceremony...
  • Nitish Kumar used and then threw away Jitan Ram Manjhi, says BJP 5 days ago

    Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday accused senior Janata Dal United leader and Chief Minister-designate Nitish Kumar of using former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and then throwing him away when his "self-respect" awakened. It also urged Kumar to seek forgiveness from the people of Bihar for betraying their mandate...
  • Manchester United 'forgot to score' against Swansea, says Van Gaal 5 days ago

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was frustrated his side "forgot to score" against Swansea City but believes they were unlucky to lose 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. United's scratchy performances this season have received criticism but Van Gaal insisted on Friday that his team would be top of...
  • Manchester City rout Newcastle United 5-0 in EPL 5 days ago

    Manchester City regained their attacking swagger in time for the visit of Barcelona in the Champions League by thrashing Newcastle 5-0 on Saturday, and trimming the gap to English Premier League leader Chelsea to five points. The champions were 3-0 ahead within 21 minutes through goals by Sergio Aguero - from...
  • EPL: Manchester United lose 2-1 to Swansea City 5 days ago

    Swansea: Manchester United lost for only the second time since November as Swansea came from behind to win 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. Jonjo Shelvey grabbed the winner for Swansea in the 73rd minute, scoring a deflected shot from 25 meters to complete a league double for the Welsh...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi refuses to reveals who threatened him, his MLAs 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Outgoing Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi refused to reveal who threatened him and his MLAs for supporting him and said "its for the police to find out who issued threats". Manjhi said, "I decided to quit as chief minister as I was being threatened. My supporters and I...
  • West Ham United fined for disorderly behaviour 6 days ago

    London: West Ham United have been fined 30,000 pounds ($46,134) for failing to control their players during the 0-0 draw with Southampton, the Football Association (FA) said on Friday. West Ham players surrounded the referee after he sent off goalkeeper Adrian for handling the ball outside the penalty area at St...
  • EPL: Selection dilemma for Manchester City as Bony prepares for debut 6 days ago

    Manchester: Five weeks after his big-money transfer to Manchester City, Wilfried Bony is ready to play his first match for the English champions and give manager Manuel Pellegrini a selection dilemma up front. Bony became one of the most expensive African players of all time when he joined City from Swansea...
  • Zimbabwe target Windies in World Cup after UAE win 1 week ago

    Nelson: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura targeted victory over the slumping West Indies on Thursday after a four-wicket triumph against the United Arab Emirates breathed new life into their World Cup campaign. After losing their opener to South Africa, Zimbabwe allowed the UAE to carve out the Middle East nation's highest one-day...
  • ICC World Cup: UAE appeal for more high-level fixtures 1 week ago

    Nelson: The United Arab Emirates challenged the International Cricket Council to ensure more top-flight matches for associate nations after narrowly losing to Zimbabwe in their World Cup clash on Thursday. "The more we play at the highest level the more we can improve our cricket," UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir said after...
  • January second warmest on record globally 1 week ago

    Washington: January 2015 was the second warmest on record globally, just behind 2007, with temperatures 0.77 Celsius above the average for the 20th century, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Meteorologists calculated that the United States in January was 1.6 Celsius warmer than normal, making it the...
  • Watch: UAE return to Cricket World Cup, Day 6 Highlights 1 week ago

    The team from the Emirates returned to the biggest cricket stage after a 19-year gap and made Zimbabwe sweat before losing the closely-contested game. ...
  • Ajit Kumar appointed as India's Ambassador and permanent representative to the UN February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Ajit Kumar has been appointed as Ambassador and permanent representative of India to the United Nations in Geneva, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday. "Ajit Kumar presently Consul General, Consulate General of India, Atlanta, has been appointed to the post. He is expected to take up...
  • World Cup: We gave a good account of ourselves says, Mohammad Tauqir February 19, 2015

    Nelson: United Arab Emirates (UAE) captain Mohammad Tauqir took positives from their four-wicket loss to Zimbabwe in a Group B World Cup encounter on Thursday saying they played well and expected the result to go in their favour. Zimbabwe at a stage were tottering at 167 for five in the 33rd...
  • World Cup 2015: We batted well, disappointed with fielding, says Elton Chigumbura February 19, 2015

    Nelson: Although pleased with the batting efforts of his team, Zimbabwean captain Elton Chigumbura Thursday said he was disappointed with his team's fielding after they beat United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a Pool B World Cup encounter. Zimbabweans were loose on the field, as they let UAE post a decent total...
  • World Cup 2015: I tried not to feel the pressure, says Sean Williams February 19, 2015

    Zimbabwean all-rounder Sean Williams, awarded the Man-of-the-Match for his all round performance against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B encounter, said he batted according to the match situation and patiently built up his innings not allowing pressure get the better of him. Chasing a formidable 285,...