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ICC wants harsher punishment for ball tampering

ICC wants harsher punishment for ball tampering

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council is likely to push for harsher punishment for ball tampering during its annual conference later this month. Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was charged for ball tampering in the second Test against the West Indies in St Lucia and the ICC said it is likely to push for upgrading ball tampering from a Level 2 offence […]

Early start to International Yoga Day for thousands of South Africans

Early start to International Yoga Day for thousands of South Africans

JOHANESSBURG: Thousands of South Africans gathered at four different venues across the country over the weekend for an early start to the International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 21. In Johannesburg on Saturday, more than 1,000 people from different communities gathered on the pitch at the Wanderers Stadium for a yoga session on a […]

Farmers, environmentalists up in arms against Tamil Nadu highway project

Farmers, environmentalists up in arms against Tamil Nadu highway project

CHENNAI: A Rs10,000 crore project under the union government’s Bharatmala Pariyojana— a highway development programme, is facing a severe backlash from farmers and environmentalists in Tamil Nadu. The 900-feet-wide green field express highway with an eight-lane between Chennai and Salem— that already has three existing routes—would cover 277.3 kilometres. In October, the Centre approved the Phase-1 […]

Madhya Pradesh: BJP’s ‘cyber warriors’, Congress’ ‘Rajiv Ke Sipahi’ set for duel in digital space ahead of real poll battle

Madhya Pradesh: BJP’s ‘cyber warriors’, Congress’ ‘Rajiv Ke Sipahi’ set for duel in digital space ahead of real poll battle

NEW DELHI: The forthcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly election is set to witness a high-octane campaign between the BJP and Congress not only in cities and villages but also on social media. Nearly 65,000 ‘cyber warriors’ of the BJP are preparing to take on ‘Rajiv Ke Sipahi’ of the Congress in cyber space in a bid to […]

Incessant rains wreak havoc in Manipur

Incessant rains wreak havoc in Manipur

By Jimmy Leivon  IMPHAL: Incessant rains over the past two days are wreaking havoc in many parts of Manipur triggering landslides and inundating low lying areas. The continuous downpour has triggered a landslide in hill districts particularly along the National Highway-37 disrupting traffic. A statement issued by the state government said that heavy to very heavy […]

Trump-Kim summit: What the handshake in Singapore means for India

Trump-Kim summit: What the handshake in Singapore means for India

By Adrija Roychowdhury NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un created history on Tuesday by shaking hands and hence signaling the coming together for the first time in more than half a century of their countries. The US-North Korea summit held in Singapore’s Sentosa Island resulted in the signing […]

Pak SC wants ex-PM Sharif’s trial in graft cases completed in a month

Pak SC wants ex-PM Sharif’s trial in graft cases completed in a month

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Sunday directed an anti-corruption court to wind up within a month proceedings against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family. Three cases were launched against Sharif, 68, and his family members in September last year post his disqualification as the premier by the Supreme Court in July. The court had also set […]

Brace for Sunil Chhetri as India beat Kenya to be crowned Intercontinental Cup champions

Brace for Sunil Chhetri as India beat Kenya to be crowned Intercontinental Cup champions

Sunil Chhetri walked up to Anirudh Thapa, passed on instructions, and then jogged back into the box. It was a free-kick for India on the right edge of the box with an angle too acute for a direct shot. Chhetri wouldn’t take the free-kick, leaving it for the young midfielder instead. But there was no […]

PM Modi, Pak President Mamnoon Hussain shake hands at SCO Summit

PM Modi, Pak President Mamnoon Hussain shake hands at SCO Summit

  QINGDAO (China): Amid frosty bilateral relationship, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday exchanged pleasantries after a press conference by the leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The two leaders shook hands and exchanged pleasantries at the end of the media briefing which was addressed by Chinese President Xi Jinping. China is the host and […]

Nirav Modi flees to United Kingdom, claiming political asylum: Report

Nirav Modi flees to United Kingdom, claiming political asylum: Report

  Nirav Modi, the billionaire jeweler at the heart of a more than $2 billion fraud case in India, has fled to the UK, where he is claiming political asylum, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing Indian and British officials. Britain’s Home Office said it does not provide information on individual cases. Nirav Modi […]

Indian American techie convicted of sexually assaulting ‘date’

Indian American techie convicted of sexually assaulting ‘date’

WASHINGTON: An Indian American IT executive has been convicted of sexually assaulting, choking and beating a woman he met on a dating website and faces up to 25 years in jail, the media reported. Sanjay Tripathy, 48, of North Carolina was found guilty this week of criminal sex act, sex abuse, assault, strangulation and unlawful imprisonment in […]

Madhya Pradesh: Congress accuses BJP of duplicating voter entries, EC orders probe

Madhya Pradesh: Congress accuses BJP of duplicating voter entries, EC orders probe

NEW DELHI: Hours after a Congress delegation, led by Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath, lodged a complaint with the Election Commission regarding discrepancies in the voters’ list of Madhya Pradesh, the poll watchdog ordered an investigation into the matter. Nath questioned how the number of voters increased by 40 per cent at a time when […]

Nipah under control, screening will continue till June 30: Kerala health minister K K Shailaja

Nipah under control, screening will continue till June 30: Kerala health minister K K Shailaja

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The high level meeting convened by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided to continue the screening for Nipah virus till June 30. The meeting was attended by the chief secretary, director general of police and officials from health and other departments. Health minister K K Shailaja joined the meeting through video conferencing from Kozhikode. The health minister said that […]

Sunil Chhetri’s century: A dream beyond his wildest dreams

Sunil Chhetri’s century: A dream beyond his wildest dreams

  MUMBAI: Sunil Chhetri remembers a certain photograph, taken on a June evening in 2005. During breakfast in the morning, the national coach Sukhwinder Singh had announced that the then 20-year-old will be making his senior India debut later that day. Against Pakistan, at the Ayub Football Stadium in Quetta, Pakistan, Chhetri lined-up with the […]

Narendra Modi inaugurates two expressways, says infra key priority

Narendra Modi inaugurates two expressways, says infra key priority

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that infrastructure was a key priority sector and his government spent over Rs3 trillion on national highways alone, besides allocating Rs. 5 trillion for the Bharatmala project, aimed at improving road connectivity across the country. Modi was addressing a rally at Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat after inaugurating two […]

Chennai Super Kings remain a people driven outfit

Chennai Super Kings remain a people driven outfit

CHENNAI: Nine seasons, seven finals and three titles – CSK can easily be rechristened Consistent Super Kings. The consistency factor stems from the team management’s belief in sticking to the tried-and-tested formula as they made their way back to the tournament after a two-year hiatus. Their first move was to retain the talismanic MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra […]

Former US President George HW Bush hospitalised, misses parade

Former US President George HW Bush hospitalised, misses parade

The hospitalization of former President George H.W. Bush caused him to miss out on a Memorial Day parade in Maine that he traditionally attends. The 93-year-old said in a tweet Monday evening that he regrets missing the event earlier that day in Kennebunkport, down the road from his summer home. He also said he’s “forever […]

Nipah virus outbreak: Death toll rises to 14 in Kerala, two more cases confirmed

Nipah virus outbreak: Death toll rises to 14 in Kerala, two more cases confirmed

KERALA: The Nipah virus claimed one more life in Kozhikode district of Kerala on Sunday, taking the overall death toll to 14. The latest victim to the outbreak was 22-year-old Abin who was being treated at Baby Memorial Hospital in the city. Meanwhile, two more confirmed cases of Nipah were reported in the state. Earlier on Saturday, according to […]

Prince Harry and Meghan thank royal wedding guests

Prince Harry and Meghan thank royal wedding guests

  LONDON: Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan thanked everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday, as their Kensington Palace residence published three official wedding photographs. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday,” the palace said in a statement. Click here to […]

MS Dhoni is champion because he does all sort of creative stuff: Hodge

MS Dhoni is champion because he does all sort of creative stuff: Hodge

PUNE: Everybody knows how MS Dhoni loves to surprise his opponents with his unconventional decisions. On Sunday, Kings XI Punjab coach Brad Hodge was prepared for one. But not for two. The Punjab coach said promotion of Harbhajan Singh and then Deepak Chahar in the batting order was something only Dhoni can think of. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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