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3 days ago
India aim to carry Test domination against Sri Lanka into ODIs

Dambulla (Sri Lanka), Aug 19 (IANS) Fresh from a 3-0 Test cricket series whitewash over Sri Lanka, India will aim to continue with their ruthless approach as the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series begins at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. Virat Kohli's men routed the Islanders in the three Tests, posting easy wins through all-round performances. In ...

4 days ago
Never found ex-coach Kumble strict: Wicketkeeper Saha

Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha on Friday said he never found former India head coach Anil Kumble strict, adding incumbent Ravi Shastri always encourages them to go out there and kill the opposition. Leg-spin legend Kumble resigned as coach before the West Indies tour after skipper Virat Kohli had raised objection over his style of coaching. Kumbe in his resign...

4 days ago
Kill us here but don't send us back: Rohingya refugees

Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Anxiety is writ large on the faces of over 3,800 Rohingya Muslims living in this city amid reports that the Indian government is planning to deport them. They say they prefer to die here rather than return to Myanmar, where they face persecution. Having lived here for over five years now, the refugees say they would not like to return to their native country to b...

5 days ago
Saudi Arabia reopens Qatar border for Haj pilgrims

Riyadh, Aug 17 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qatari pilgrims attend the Haj, the state media reported. The Salwa border crossing had been shut after Saudi Arabia, along with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar in June, accusing it of supporting and funding Islamist e...

5 days ago
'Paramparik Karigar': Craftsmen, young designers leave LFW audience in awe

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Textile and Sustainable Day of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 here on Thursday began with the 'Paramparik Karigar' show, which showcased an amalgamation of past-meets-present with creations by artisans and young designers. The creations left even the most fashion forward audience members in awe with what were designs with textiles and handlooms...

5 days ago
Kerala CM defends cabinet colleague against opposition allegations

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday strongly defended state Transport Minister Thomas Chandy against accusations of wrongdoing related to a plush resort he owns and backed a Left-supported independent legislator against allegations of large scale violations in a water theme park owned by him. Vijayan was responding to a notice in the state...

6 days ago
Owaisi seeks action against those who attacked Telangana Principal

Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday demanded the arrest of suspected ABVP workers who assaulted a college Principal in Telangana's Nizamabad district for wearing shoes while hoisting the national flag on Independence Day. The Hyderabad MP urged Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and Director General of Police Anurag Sharma to act against the culprits. <...

6 days ago
Will like to continue superb form: Shami

Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) India pacer Mohammed Shami on Wednesday sounded ecstatic after their historic 3-0 Test whitewash of Sri Lanka, saying the team is eager to continue their rich vein of form going into the One-Day International (ODI) series. Shami had a total haul of 10 wickets to become the leading pacer in India's resounding win in the three-Test series. It's very good to w...

6 days ago
Naqvi discusses sea route for Haj pilgrims with Saudi envoy

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday discussed the option of sending Haj pilgrims from India through the sea route with Saudi Arabian Ambassador Mohammed Alsati, who called on him at his office. Naqvi said that various issues related to the ongoing Haj 2017 were discussed in an about 45-minute meeting. The issue of revivin...

6 days ago
NIA widens net in Kashmir terror money trail

Srinagar/New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The NIA on Wednesday widened its net in the Kashmir terror money trail and conducted searches at a dozen locations in Jammu and Kashmir, including the houses of a prominent Kashmiri businessman and a lawyer - both said to be close to hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. The fresh operation was a follow-up search by the National Investigation...

6 days ago
Moroccan King greets Indian President, PM on I-Day

New Delhi/Rabat, Aug 16 (IANS) The King of Morocco Mohammed VI has greeted Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of the country's 71st Independence Day and said he is keen to work with the Indian leadership to enhance the bilateral dialogue and partnership. In his message to Kovind, Mohammed VI expressed his warmest congratulations and best wis...

6 days ago
Al-Shabaab militants kill 5 police officers in Kenya

Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab on Tuesday killed five police officers and injured another during an ambush in Garissa County in Kenya, police said. Police said an unknown number of Al-Shabaab militia ambushed seven police officers from Bothai Police Station who were on patrol at Alijize which is along Bothai-Ijara road, XInhua news agency reported. Duri...

7 days ago
Morocco King congratulates S. Korean President on Liberation Day

Rabat, Aug 15 (IANS/MAP) Moroccan King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on his countrys Liberation Day on Tuesday. South Korea celebrated the 72nd anniversary of Korean liberation from Japanese colonial rule. In the message, the Moroccan King wished the Korean people further progress and prosperity. I should like Your Excellency ...

8 days ago
Pacer Ishant rubbishes English county move reports

Kandy, Aug 14 (IANS) India pacer Ishant Sharma rubbished reports of him joining English county cricket side Warwickshire, saying he has not signed for any side let alone any one club. Contrary to the news rounds through various sites, have not signed Warwickshire or any other county, Ishant, who is part of India's Test squad in Sri Lanka, tweeted. The 28-year-old has been out of ...

8 days ago
Attack by cow vigilantes in Bihar hits meat-beef supply in Kolkata

Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) The overall supply of both meat and beef in Kolkata has dipped by 25 to 30 per cent following the recent attack by cow vigilantes in Bihar, traders said on Monday. According to the Calcutta Beef Dealers' Association, in the wake of attack on three men by alleged cow vigilantes on the suspicion of transporting beef in a truck in Bihar's Bhojpur district, traders in ...

8 days ago
India vs Sri Lanka: Final scoreboard of 3rd Test

Kandy, Aug 14 (IANS) The following is the final scoreboard of the third and final cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Monday: India 1st Innings: 487 all out Sri Lanka 1st innings: 135 all out Sri Lanka 2nd innings Dimuth Karunaratne c A Rahane b Ashwin 16 Upul Tharanga b Umesh 7 Malinda ...

8 days ago
Third Test: India on verge of victory as Sri Lanka strugle

Kandy, Aug 14 (IANS) India inched towards victory even as Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews staged a desperate battle to prolong Sri Lanka's struggle with the hosts posting 82/4 in their second innings at lunch on the third day of the third cricket Test here on Monday. At lunch, Chandimal was batting on 26 with Mathews on a patient 17 at the other end. They have put together an unbeate...

8 days ago
Third Test: India on verge of victory as Sri Lanka strugle

Kandy, Aug 14 (IANS) India inched towards victory even as Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews staged a desperate battle to prolong Sri Lanka's struggle with the hosts posting 82/4 in their second innings at lunch on the third day of the third cricket Test here on Monday. At lunch, Chandimal was batting on 26 with Mathews on a patient 17 at the other end. The hosts, who were forc...

9 days ago
Yuvraj dropped, Ashwin, Jadeja rested for SL limited overs matches

Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh was on Sunday excluded from the Indian squad that will face Sri Lanka in a five-match One-Day International (ODI) series and a lone Twenty20 International. Yuvraj was below-par in the last couple of tournaments, scoring 105 runs in the ICC Champions Trophy and 57 runs during the West Indies tour. Also, experienced spin-twins Rav...

9 days ago
Yuvraj dropped, Ashwin, Jadeja rested for SL limited overs matches

Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh was on Sunday excluded from the Indian squad that will face Sri Lanka in a five-match One-Day International (ODI) series and a lone Twenty20 International. Yuvraj was below-par in the last couple of tournaments, scoring 105 runs in the ICC Champions Trophy and 57 runs during the West Indies tour. Also, experienced spin-twins Rav...

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