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  • Indians in Canada approach Modi to build anti-smoking strategy 6 days ago

    Even as there is a raging debate in India over the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco packs, a group of Indians in Canada have approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider an alternative anti-smoke strategy. A social entrepreneur said, "Public want tobacco rules. We are trying to provide something...
  • Here's how smartphones could be used to detect earthquakes and trigger warnings April 11, 2015

    London: Countries looking for cheap earthquake warning systems might want to try apps and smartphones after scientists discovered that smartphones could be used as an affordable alternative to sophisticated earthquake monitoring networks. The Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in smartphones could detect earthquakes and trigger warnings seconds before the strongest waves from...
  • How the world reacted to the sad demise of Richie Benaud April 10, 2015

    Sydney: Reaction to the death of former Australian cricket captain and commentator Richie Benaud, known as the 'Voice of Cricket'. Benaud died late on Thursday aged 84. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott "He was the accompaniment of an Australian summer ... He has been a part of the lives of millions of Australians...
  • Anti-smoking warnings destroying films, hampering creativity, says Vidhu Vinod Chopra April 10, 2015

    Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra has come down hard on the on screen anti-smoking warnings. Chopra said that it's destroying his films and hampering creativity. Chopra said that he is ready to make a no-smoking advertisement for free for the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. ...
  • Alastair Cook key to England's Ashes success, says Warne April 9, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian spin legend Shane Warne believes England's Ashes hopes rest on their captain Alastair Cook who is back in the side after being dropped for the World Cup. Cook, who was relieved of his One-Day International (ODI) captaincy duties ahead of the quadrennial event, scored his first century for...
  • After PM's intervention, Parliamentary panel to rethink on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened on the issue of conflict of interest on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products, the Parliamentary panel will be meeting on Monday afternoon to rethink on the issue. On Sunday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu had summoned Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shyama...
  • BJP MP SC Gupta rejects reports of being summoned, says hasn't received any order April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shyama Charan Gupta on Sunday rejected reports of being summoned by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on the issue of conflict of interest in the Parliamentary panel on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products. The Allahabad MP said, "I have not received any order to...
  • BJP MP Shyama Charan Gupta summoned after PM intervenes in conflict of interest in parliamentary panel on tobacco April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday summoned Allahabad MP Shyama Charan Gupta, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened on the issue of conflict of interest in the Parliamentary panel on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products. Gupta has been asked to explain his remark where he...
  • PM Modi orders Health Ministry to increase size of pictorial warning on beedi, cigarette packs to 65% April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday directed the Health Ministry to increase the size of the pictorial warning on tobacco packs to 65 per cent and not to take into account the views of people with conflict of interest. A row was sparked off after the Parliamentary panel...
  • BJP MP against increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products, says beedis less harmful than sugar April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: After Bharatiya Janata Party MP Dilip Kumar Gandhi sparked a row for expressing apprehension over government's plan for larger pictorial warnings on tobacco products, a party MP backed his position. BJP MP Shyama Charan Gupta said the pictoral warnings should remain at 40 per cent and the demand...
  • Setback for anti-tobacco campaign, BJP MP says India can't rely on surveys on cancer done abroad March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The tobacco lobby has managed to have its way in India, at least for the time being. Smokers in India are unlikely to see an increase in the size of pictorial warnings on cigarette packets any time soon after the anti-tobacco campaign hit a major road block with...
  • Cartoon of the day: Centre holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products March 31, 2015

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. ...
  • Health Ministry holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products March 31, 2015

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. A 15-member Parliamentary Committee said it was necessary to consult and take...
  • Is government buckling under tobacco lobby? March 31, 2015

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether the tobacco...
  • World Cup: To counter spinners, Michael Clarke summons Shane Warne at Australia nets March 25, 2015

    Sydney: With the threat of in-form off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin looming large, Australian captain Michael Clarke summoned Shane Warne at the team's nets ahead of their ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final clash against India, on Thursday. Warne not only gave inputs to the Australian spinners but also turned the clock back during...
  • World Cup exit shines light on England's ODI woes March 10, 2015

    Sydney: "We thought 275 was chaseable. We shall have to look at the data." With those words, uttered following a defeat by Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday that knocked England out of the World Cup, Peter Moores appeared to write his own epitaph for his second spell as coach of the...
  • World Cup: Steve Smith backs Aussie coach Darren Lehmann in Shane Warne row February 22, 2015

    Brisbane: Australia's Steve Smith has firmly backed national coach Darren Lehmann following some harsh criticism from leg-spinning great Shane Warne. Warne attacked former team-mate Lehmann on Sydney radio on Saturday, saying the Australian coach had too much say over onfield matters. He even suggested Lehmann had decided when Australia declared against India...
  • Captain Michael Clarke could have played World Cup opener, says Shane Warne February 13, 2015

    Melbourne: Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne on Friday said Australian captain Michael Clarke is fitter than he has been in the last five years and should have been picked for Australia's World Cup opener against England Saturday. Warne said the 33-year-old Clarke is "ready to go" for the 14-nation quadrennial tournament in...
  • Senior players' performance will be key: Shane Warne February 13, 2015

    Melbourne: Two days ahead of the awaited India-Pakistan World Cup clash at the Adelaide Oval, spin wizard Shane Warne has said the twice defending champion's fortune in the match and the tournament will largely depend on the senior players' performance. Warne, while attending an event here organised by Tourism Victoria, told...
  • Bluffing a key part of my bowling: Glenn Maxwell February 11, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian allrounder Glenn Maxwell said on Wednesday that bluffing is a key weapon of his bowling and he tries to emulate spin legend Shane Warne in his bid to deceive opponents. Maxwell has been in sparkling form, hitting 95 and taking four wickets for 46 runs in the one-day international...
  • Britons vote Sachin Tendulkar as top opener in greatest ODI XI February 10, 2015

    Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar received the highest votes from the British public to open the innings in the greatest ODI XI. West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle was elected to partner India's little master at the top of the order, according to cricket.com.au. Tendulkar received 29 percent of the opening batsman...
  • Australia need Michael Clarke to win World Cup: Shane Warne February 2, 2015

    Australia need skipper Michael Clarke to be fully fit if they are going to win the ICC Cricket World Cup on home soil, legendary spinner Shane Warne has said. Clarke remains in doubt for Australia's tournament opener against England Feb 14 but the skipper's bid to return from a hamstring injury...
  • What are Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar up to? January 17, 2015

    There was never any love lost between Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and Australian spin wizard Shane Warne through more than a decade of international rivalry. Whenever they took the field, people waited with bated breath to watch a battle between the best batsman in the world and the best...
  • Facebook puts warning labels on graphic videos January 14, 2015

    San Francisco: Facebook is putting warning labels on graphic videos that members upload and share with friends, the leading social network has said. The California-based Internet giant will also prevent potentially shocking or upsetting video clips from popping into News Feeds of members whose profiles say they are younger than 18...
  • Shane Warne excludes Michael Bevan from all-time Aussie ODI XI January 9, 2015

    Sydney: Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne Friday opted to exclude one of the sport's best finishers Michael Bevan from his all-time Australian One-Day International (ODI) eleven. Always controversial, Warne omitted ODI legend Bevan, widely regarded as Australia's greatest-ever finisher after averaging 53.58 across 232 matches. Warne named his all-time Australian ODI XI during...
  • Shane Warne has been on my back for years: Mitchell Starc December 28, 2014

    Melbourne: Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc has hit back at former compatriot and legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne, saying he has been at his back for years and he was not worried by his criticisms any more. "Warnie's been on my back for years, so I'm not too worried about it," Starc...
  • Inspired by Shane Warne, Yasir Shah hopeful of World Cup place December 24, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah is determined to make an impact at next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand having been inspired by the great Shane Warne. "I started playing cricket because I idolised Shane Warne. He has been my role model and I'm keeping my fingers crossed...
  • Scientists make strides in tsunami warning December 19, 2014

    Miami: The 2004 tsunami led to greater global cooperation and improved techniques for detecting waves that could reach faraway shores, even though scientists still cannot predict when an earthquake will strike. A decade ago, scientists did not have a tsunami warning system in place in the Indian Ocean, because there...
  • Shane Warne in damage control mode after calling Mitchell Starc 'soft' December 18, 2014

    Brisbane: Never too far from controversies, spin legend Shane Warne found himself at the centre of another one when he called pacer Mitchell Starc "soft", but had to offer an explanation after Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann took exception to the description. After Australia endured a tough day in Brisbane heat...
  • Shane Warne says Michael Clarke's surgery a success December 17, 2014

    Michael Clarke's hamstring surgery had given "the best result" possible, former great Shane Warne said on Wednesday, raising hopes the Australian skipper will make the upcoming World Cup. Clarke badly tore his right hamstring on Saturday during the first Test against India in Adelaide, a match he went into under an...