World

  • Centre nod for use of satellite phones in Himalayas on September 27 12 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: To boost adventure tourism, the government is going to give the much-awaited permission for use of satellite phones by adventurers in the Himalayas on September 27, World Tourism Day. "We have got in-principle approval from the Home Ministry for allowing satellite phones in the Himalayas, where there is no...
  • Pakistan can once again rule the world, says Misbah-ul-Haq 16 hours 23 minutes ago

    Captain Misbah-ul-Haq says Pakistan can "once again rule the world" by winning the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. The return of the tournament Down Under was a good omen for Pakistan, as that was where it won its only World Cup in 1992, when Imran Khan's side...
  • Pradeep wins bronze in shooting world championship 17 hours 31 minutes ago

    Granada: The Indian contingent finally had something to cheer about as young shooter Pradeep bagged a bronze medal after the seniors' none-too-impressive showing in the 51st Shooting World Championships. Pradeep won the honour in 25-metre standard pistol event for junior men on Tuesday. Pradeep, who also helped the three-men Indian team to...
  • U-17 World Cup: AIFF tying up with Brazilian club 19 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With the Under-17 World Cup slated to take place in the country in 2017, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is tying up with a Brazilian club, Atletico Paranaense, for an exchange programme for the U-17 team. Founded in 1924, Atletico Paranaense is a team from Curitiba in Parana,...
  • World Cup-starved Pakistan welcomes trophy visit 22 hours 21 minutes ago

    LAHORE: Pakistan welcomed the World Cup trophy as it arrived in the country on a global tour on Tuesday, with skipper Misbahul Haq vowing to win it for the isolated nation and its terror-hit people. The International Cricket Council (ICC) sent the most coveted trophy in the game on tour to...
  • IMF, World Bank warn of renewed Gaza violence 22 hours 25 minutes ago

    Jerusalem: The World Bank and International Monetary Fund warned that insufficient funding and political efforts to rebuild Gaza would make economic recovery almost impossible and lead to further violence. The warnings came three weeks after Israel and Hamas signed a ceasefire to end 50 days of conflict, and as the...
  • Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Barack Obama Yesterday

    Washington: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiraling out of control" and posing a potential threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday. "If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected, with profound political and economic and...
  • The total number of websites crosses the 1 billion mark Yesterday

    San Francisco: The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time on Tuesday by online tracker Internet Live Stats. Tim Berners-Lee, considered the father of the World Wide Web, touted the milestone on Twitter - one of the most prominent...
  • Young Japanese man promoting peace gives free hugs Yesterday

    A young Japanese man has been traveling three years through Asia distributing 'free hugs for peace' in an initiative to bring people together, His videos have registered more than 1.5 million views on Youtube. Koichi Kuwabara, 29, began his adventure just after graduating from university and has since toured South Korea,...
  • United Singhs thrash Yo Yo Tigers in World Kabaddi League 2 days ago

    Bhatinda: The United Singhs thrashed Yo Yo Tigers 67-35 in the Wave World Kabaddi League (WKL) at Rajindra College Hockey Stadium on Monday. The 32-point margin of defeat for the Tigers is the highest in the league. The opening quarter witnessed the United Singhs make five successful raids while skipper Sandeep Singh...
  • Dismal show by Indian women shooters at the World Championships 2 days ago

    Granada: Indian markswomen's disappointing performance at the World Championship continued as some of the well-known names put up a sorry show on the eighth day of the competition. In the 50m Rifle prone for women, Kuheli Ganguly shot 619.4 to finish a poor 26th while Lajja Goswami and Raj Chaudhary who...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal targets World Cup 2015 for comeback 2 days ago

    Pakistan's suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. ...
  • Abdul Razzaq backs Shahid Afridi as limited-overs captain 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's out-of-favour allrounder Abdul Razzaq has once again spoken out in favour of appointing Shahid Afridi as the captain of the national one-day and Twenty20 teams before the 2015 World Cup. Razzaq, who is these days playing league cricket in England, said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) needed to...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal still hopes to play ICC World Cup 2015 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Ajmal told reporters in Lahore on Monday that the ban imposed on him from bowling in international cricket was disappointing but its not the end...
  • The largest 'roti' in the world weighs 64 kg! 20 unusual food related Guinness World Records that are hard to beat 2 days ago

    Did you know the largest 'naan' in the world weighs 9.5 kg? The Guinness World Records have seen unusual large morsels of food and beverages in the last six decades. There have been record-breaking hot dogs and slices of meat that have left people amused. The record book soon became...
  • Five months from World Cup, India favourites to defend title 3 days ago

    After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the five-month countdown to the 2015 World Cup started on Sunday. With just three rating points separating the top four nations, however, the 11th version...
  • Vancouver Lions beat Punjab Thunders 57-46 in WKL 3 days ago

    Bhatinda: Vancouver Lions defeated Punjab Thunders by 57-46 to register their second win in as many six matches of the inaugural Wave World Kabaddi League (WKL) on Sunday . The first quarter of the match started with opening points for the Vancouver Lions by Gagandeep Satti. After a couple of tussle between...
  • Japan's World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94 3 days ago

    Tokyo: Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's wartime dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94. Known as Shirley Yamaguchi in the US and one of biggest Japanese film stars during and after World War II, Yamaguchi died of heart failure September 7,...
  • India end campaign without any medal in Wrestling World Championship 3 days ago

    Tashkent: Indian wrestlers drew a blank in the FILA World Championship as they ended their campaign with a listless show on the final day of the competition with three of them crashing out in the initial rounds of their respective Greco-Roman bouts on Sunday. Both K K Yadav (Greco-Roman 71kg) and...
  • Women in ISIS have their own media channel 3 days ago

    ISIS has its own female brigade who serve their extremist ideas. These women have their own media channels and actively post blogs. 15 per cent of ISIS recruitment's are considered to be women. From firing an AK-47 to cleaning weapons, they know it all. ...
  • World bank keen to fund Mumbai's two new mega Metro projects: MMRDA 3 days ago

    Mumbai: With the Japanese government taking a lead in funding the megapolis' many signature infrastructure projects, the World Bank has evinced interest in funding the proposed Charkop-Dahisar and Wadala-Teen Hath Naka Metro projects. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has already committed to fund the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority's (MMRDA)...
  • Harpreet keeps India's hopes alive in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol at World Championship 4 days ago

    Granada: Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist Harpreet Singh shot a 290 to lead the trio of Indian men's shooters into day 2 of the 25M Rapid Fire Pistol event in the 11th position, at the 51st ISSF World Championship being held in Granada, Spain. Compatriots Gurpreet Singh and Olympic Silver medalist Vijay...
  • Pope Francis marks 100 years from start of WWI 4 days ago

    Redipuglia (Italy): Pope Francis on Saturday denounced those who profit from the "madness" of war at a ceremony in the north west of Italy to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. "In today's world, behind the scenes, there are interests, geopolitical strategies, lust for money and...
  • World Wrestling: Sandeep fails to recreate magic, Harpreet loses 4 days ago

    Tashkent: Sandeep Tulsi Yadav, who created history by winning India's first-ever medal in the Greco-Roman category in the World Wrestling Championship last year, failed to repeat his feat this time around as he went down in the Round of 32 in the 66kg division on Saturday. Having made it to the...
  • FIFA, UN to cooperate in fight against Ebola 4 days ago

    Madrid: FIFA, football's world governing body, said that it looks forward to cooperating with the UN to combat the Ebola virus outbreak that has killed over 2,000 in West Africa. The Antoinette Tubman stadium in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, will host two Ebola treatment units after the World Health Organisation (WHO)...
  • India contributed money to fight Ebola 4 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Friday contributed a total of $500,000 in financial assistance to augment the World Health Organization (WHO) efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola virus. "India contributes $500,000 financial assistance to augment WHO efforts to prevent spread of Ebola virus disease," Syed Akbaruddin, ministry of external affairs spokesperson,...
  • Zeus, the Great Dane who earned the Guinness World Record as tallest dog in the world, has died 5 days ago

    Washington: Zeus, the Great Dane who in 2012 earned the Guinness World Record as tallest dog in the world, has died at age five, a local US newspaper said Friday. Zeus died last week of old age, owner Kevin Doorlag told the Kalamazoo Gazette, a local daily in the midwestern US...
  • Better showing by Indian wrestlers in World Championship on Day 5 5 days ago

    After a disappointing show by the Indian men and women wrestlers in the freestyle category, the country's Greco-Roman wrestlers came up with a better showing in the ongoing FILA World Championship on Friday. On Day 5 of the event, Gurpreet Singh impressed in the 75kg category after reaching the last-four stage...
  • I took pedalo for drink with Botham, reveals Flintoff 5 days ago

    Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has revealed that his notorious encounter with a pedalo during the 2007 World Cup was a failed attempt to enjoy a nightcap with Ian Botham. Flintoff was fined and banned for one match by then-England coach Duncan Fletcher after the drunken incident in the Caribbean,...
  • WHO: Ebola outbreak is accelerating out of control 6 days ago

    Washington: The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scale-up that should include military flights for delivering supplies, US lawmakers and leading doctors said. The calls came amid new warnings from the World Health Organization that the viral outbreak is accelerating out of control,...