Friday, December 01, 2023


CBI raids multiple locations in Bengal job scam cases

KOLKATA: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday conducted parallel raid and search operations at various locations in connection with the cash-for-school-job and cash-for-municipalities-job cases.

'Check them in IPL': Kevin Pietersen on Rohit, Kohli's inclusion in T20 World Cup squad

DEHRADUN: Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen feels Indian captain Rohit Sharma and batting stalwart Virat Kohli have "every chance" to be in India's squad for the upcoming T20 World 2024.

Indian-origin man charged in triple murder of family members in US

NEW YORK: A 23-year-old Indian-American man has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of three of his family members in the US state of New Jersey, police said.

IPL: Hardik Pandya and Cameron Green traded to MI and RCB

MUMBAI: Gujarat Titans’ (GT) captain Hardik Pandya is set to move back to his first franchise Mumbai Indians following a trade between the two franchises, the IPL said in a statement on Monday.


Woman stabbed multiple times by acquaintance, 'upset' over her marriage, in Delhi

NEW DELHI: A 22-year-old woman was on Sunday stabbed multiple times by an old acquaintance, who was unhappy with her marriage to another man, a Delhi Police official said.

Top diplomats of S.Korea, Japan vow continued efforts to promote ties in 'future-oriented' manner (Ld)

BUSAN:The top diplomats of South Korea and Japan agreed on Sunday to continue efforts to promote the bilateral relations in "a constructive and future-oriented" manner, amid a thaw in the ties with the resumption of shuttle diplomacy between the leaders.

Qatar arrives as diplomatic heavyweight with growing geopolitical influence

NEW DELHI: Qatar was instrumental in facilitating talks between the US and the Taliban that culminated in the 2020 Doha Accord and led to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021.

Top diplomats of S.Korea, Japan hold bilateral talks ahead of trilateral talks with China

BUSAN: South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin held bilateral talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa in Busan on Sunday, ahead of the trilateral gathering involving their Chinese counterpart.

Top diplomats of S.Korea, China, Japan to hold talks on resuming trilateral leaders' summit

BUSAN: Top diplomats of South Korea, China and Japan were set to hold talks in the southeastern port city of Busan on Sunday, with discussions on resuming the long-stalled three-way summit of the three countries' leaders expected to be in focus.

IPL: Shahbaz Ahamad traded to Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mayank Dagar to RCB

MUMBAI: Shahbaz Ahamad has been traded to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) from Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) while Mayank Dagar is traded to RCB from SRH during the Indian Premier League trading window ahead of the 2024 season.

Labuschagne reveals being dropped multiple times before his crucial role in WC victory

NEW DELHI: Marnus Labuschagne revealed the he was told by selectors about his potential drops on several occasions before becoming pivotal in the 2023 ODI World Cup triumph. But the 29-year-old sees a greater force at work after contributing significantly to Australia's World Cup Final victory over India.

Assam: 47-yr-old arrested for raping a minor multiple times

GUWAHATI: A 47-year-old man in Assam's Cachar district was arrested on the charges of raping a 9-year-old girl multiple times who lives next door, officials said on Monday.

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on key principles for peace treaty

YEREVAN: Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has said that Yerevan and Azerbaijan have agreed on the key principles for a peace treaty which include mutual recognition of territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Top diplomats of S.Korea, US, Japan vow united response to growing N.Korea-Russia military ties

SAN FRANCISCO: The top diplomats of South Korea, the US and Japan have reiterated that the growing military cooperation between North Korea and Russia poses a "serious threat" to peace and stability, vowing to act together with the international community over the issue.

Cummins open to staying on as Australia ODI captain, eyes IPL return

KOLKATA: Pat Cummins has expressed his willingness to continue as Australia's ODI captain after the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 while also having an intention to enter the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) auction as he is eyeing off next year's T20 World Cup.

Man thrashed, stabbed multiple times in Delhi park, dies

NEW DELHI: A 32-year-old man died after being beaten up with sticks and stabbed multiple times in a park by a group of individuals in outer Delhi, an officer said on Tuesday.

Diplomatic divide grows as Israel unleashes humanitarian crisis on Gaza

NEW DELHI: Condemning Israel's disproportionate and indiscriminate offensive in Gaza following the Hamas attack, this country decided to snap diplomatic relations with it. Was it one of Israel's few Arab neighbours that have ties with it but cannot stay silent any longer to the growing humanitarian crisis in the blockaded densely-populated enclave? No.

Threads now let you copy & paste, add multiple posts on web

NEW DELHI: Instagram head Adam Mosseri has announced some new features on the web version of Threads, including the copy and paste option and add multiple posts option.

Bolivia cuts diplomatic ties with Israel amid Hamas conflict

LA PAZ: Bolivia has severed diplomatic ties with Israel "in repudiation and condemnation of the aggressive and disproportionate military offensive" in the Gaza Strip amid the Jewish nation's ongoing conflict with the Hamas militant group.

I-T raids multiple locations linked to jewellers in K’taka

BENGALURU: The Income Tax sleuths were conducting simultaneous raids at multiple locations of jewellers in coastal Karnataka districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi on Tuesday.

PM Modi to inaugurate multiple development projects in Gujarat on Oct 31

GANDHINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to embark on a visit to Narmada district in Gujarat on October 31, where he will pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his 148th birth anniversary, and will also inaugurate and launch a series of significant development initiatives.

Google investigating multiple profile update bug in Android 14

SAN FRANCISCO: Google has announced to investigate a bug and issue a fix in Android 14 that has affected some Pixel phones running multiple user profiles.

Chandler Bing: Matthew Perry's iconic character that rendered multiple facets to ‘Friends’

MUMBAI:Actor Matthew Perry, who famously played the role of Chandler Bing on the superhit sitcom ‘Friends’, passed away on Sunday as he was found dead in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home. ‘Friends’ is considered to be one of the greatest sitcoms in the history of television and a lot of credit for that goes to Perry.

Guterres launches panel on AI headed by ex-Indian diplomat

UNIED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has created a high-level advisory panel headed by a former Indian diplomat to meet the challenges of a world hurtling into the unknowns of artificial intelligence (AI).

Cong urges govt to use diplomatic leverage to release ex-naval officers from Qatar

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Thursday expressed "anguish and shock" over the disturbing developments in Qatar where eight former Indian Navy personnel, who have been in custody there since last year, being awarded death sentence.

Multiple SAP cloud solutions available soon on India-based data centre

NEW DELHI: Cloud solutions provider SAP on Wednesday announced that its multiple cloud solutions are expected to become available on a local India-based data centre from mid-2024.

Fortnight of frantic diplomacy gets relief moving, but Gaza's fate hangs in balance

UNITED NATIONS: After a fortnight of diplomatic cajoling and appeals to conscience by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and a dose of international pressure, a small convoy of 20 trucks loaded with relief supplies tentatively crossed the Rafah border from Egypt to bring succour to the 2 million people trapped by Israel’s blockade of Gaza.

Resolving differences requires diplomats on ground, US tells India

WASHINGTON: Stating that resolving differences would require Canadian diplomats on the ground, the US has expressed concern and urged India not to insist upon their reduction.

Current status of bilateral ties with Canada warrant parity in diplomatic presence, no violation of int'l norms: India

NEW DELHI: Amid reports that Canada has recalled a significant number of its diplomats from India, the external affairs ministry on Friday said that considering the current status of bilateral relations between the two nations and Ottawa's continued interference in New Delhi's affairs as well as the extremely high number of Canadian diplomats, warranted a parity in mutual diplomatic presence.

IPL 2024: Mumbai Indians rope in Lasith Malinga as bowling coach

MUMBAI: Mumbai Indians have announced Sri Lankan fast-bowling legend Lasith Malinga as their new bowling coach ahead of IPL 2024 season. Malinga will be replacing Shane Bond, who held the position in the side since 2015 till he stepped down earlier this week.

Vikas Kumar reveals despite multiple cop roles, he never wore Police uniform on screen

MUMBAI: Actor and dialogue coach Vikas Kumar, who plays ACP Khan in the crime thriller drama ‘Aarya’ season 3 has shared an interesting insight to his journey in playing Police on screen, and called it a truly beautiful character.

Canada evacuates 41 diplomats from India: FM Melanie Joly

OTTAWA: Canada evacuated its 41 diplomats and 42 accompanying dependents from India after New Delhi "threatened to strip them of their diplomatic immunity", Foreign Minister Melanie Joly has said.

Large number of Canadian diplomats left India overnight: Report

NEW DELHI: A large number of Canadian diplomats have left India overnight, a media report said on Thursday.

Two minor disciples detained for murder of Ayodhya priest

AYODHYA: Two minor disciples, aged between 15 and 18 years, have been detained in connection with the murder of a priest at Ayodhya’s famous Hanuman Garhi Temple in the high security zone of Ram Janmabhoomi premises.

J&K CIK raids multiple places in Kashmir in terror related crime

SRINAGAR: The counter intelligence Kashmir (CIK) wing of J&K CID on Thursday raided multiple places in Kashmir in connection with a terror related crime case.

'MP will have separate cricket team for IPL', says Kamal Nath

BHOPAL: Former Chief Minister Kamal Nath has said that Madhya Pradesh will also have an IPL team like other states. The proposal is a part of the Congress’ election manifesto released on Tuesday.

India - Canada diplomatic tension not to impact education loan NBFCs

CHENNAI: The diplomatic tension between India and Canada will not impact the non-banking finance companies (NBFC) focused on education loans, said credit rating agency CARE Ratings.

Congress plays multiple strokes in 1st list, 27% are OBC candidates

BHOPAL: The Congress on Sunday released the first list of its 144 candidates for the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections. The list included the name of state unit president Kamal Nath from Chhindwara while also retaining 69 out of the 96 sitting MLAs, including 19 ministers of the 15-months-old previous Congress regime.

Prolonged diplomatic strain in Indo-Canadian relations cast shadow on Khushwant Singh Lit Fest

KASAULI (HP): Prolonged diplomatic strain in Indo-Canadian relations has cast its shadow on the 12th edition of the Khushwant Singh Literary Festival with former Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) chief A.S. Dulat and former Canadian premier Ujjal Dosanjh expressing serious concern at the situation.

NIA searches multiple locations in Delhi, Rajasthan, Maharashtra in PFI module case

NEW DELHI: In yet another action against the banned Popular Front of India (PFI) outfit, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out searches at multiple locations in Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.


IPL 2022: Kumar Kartikeya emerges as yet another exciting youngster for Mumbai Indians

MUMBAI: When Kumar Kartikeya Singh was announced as the replacement for an injured Arshad Khan in the Mumbai Indians' squad in IPL 2022, many had little knowledge about who he was and what he brought to the table.

IPL 2022: James Hopes rues Delhi's inability to convert starts into a big score against Lucknow

MUMBAI: Delhi Capitals' bowling coach James Hopes was left to rue the inability of his batters to convert starts into a big knock in a chase of 196 against Lucknow Super Giants at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.

IPL 2022: Ravindra Jadeja knew he would be the skipper this year, says MS Dhoni

PUNE: M.S Dhoni made a winning return to being the Chennai Super Kings skipper with a 13-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at MCA Stadium on Sunday. After being at the helm for Chennai's third win of the current season, Dhoni revealed that all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was aware that he would be captaining the defending champions in IPL 2022.

IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals pay tribute to 'first Royal' Shane Warne in a heartwarming video

MUMBAI: Inaugural IPL champions Rajasthan Royals on Saturday paid tribute to Australia leg-spin great and 'first Royal' Shane Warne in a heartwarming video ahead of their match against Mumbai Indians at the DY Patil Stadium on Saturday evening, which will be dedicated to the Australia leg-spin great.

IPL 2022: Royal Challengers win toss, elect to bat against Gujarat Titans

MUMBAI: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat first against Gujarat Titans in Match 43 of IPL 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium here on Saturday.

IPL 2022: Through backing from Lucknow Super Giants, Mohsin Khan fulfils parents' dream

PUNE: When newbies Lucknow Super Giants acquired the services of left-arm pacer Mohsin Khan in the mega auction, it didn't cause much excitement. After all, the 23-year-old tall left-arm pacer from Uttar Pradesh had been a member of Mumbai Indians for the last three seasons but had been warming the bench.

IPL 2022: I see Hardik recreating Rohit Sharma's 2013 success story, says Gavaskar

MUMBAI: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has pointed out that the leadership responsibility is doing the same thing to Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya as it did to Rohit Sharma back in 2013 when he was made Mumbai Indians skipper.

IPL 2022: Game against Punjab has been completely about the bowlers, says K.L Rahul

PUNE: Lucknow Super Giants skipper K.L Rahul praised his bowling attack, saying that the 20-run win over Punjab Kings at MCA Stadium on Friday was all about the bowlers.

IPL 2022: The way forward is really to finish on a high, says MI batting coach Robin Singh

MUMBAI: With eight defeats in as many matches in IPL 2022, five-time champions Mumbai Indians are all but out of the race for the playoffs. The top order hasn't fired at all, the middle and lower order hasn't been able to give the finishing touch and bowlers haven't been as impactful as they should have been.

IPL 2022: Shikhar Dhawan deserves all the accolades he's getting, says Ravi Shastri

PUNE: Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes that Punjab Kings' senior opener Shikhar Dhawan deserves all the accolades which have been coming for him.

IPL Turning Point: Kuldeep's strikes halt KKR's progress, set up Delhi's win

MUMBAI: It seemed that Kolkata Knight Riders were on the path to recovery in Match 41 of IPL 2022 with skipper Shreyas Iyer and Nitesh Rana at the crease on Thursday.

IPL 2022: No competition, Chahal is like a big brother, says Kuldeep after four-wicket haul against KKR

MUMBAI: Together, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are fondly called 'KulCha' in the Indian cricket circle. Both are good friends and have had a similar fate recently as they lost their respective places in the Indian white-ball team.

IPL 2022: Kuldeep lot calmer in his mind; relying a lot more on stock deliveries, feels WV Raman

MUMBAI: Former India women's cricket team coach WV Raman felt that Delhi Capitals' left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav is looking a lot calmer in his mind and as a result, he is relying a lot on his stock deliveries.

IPL 2022: I have been working on my batting for the last two years, says Rashid Khan

MUMBAI: Afghanistan's star cricketer Rashid Khan pulled off a heist as he struck three sixes from four balls bowled by pacer Marco Jansen, to hand Gujarat Titans a thrilling five-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

IPL Turning Point: Rashid, Tewatia pull off heist for Gujarat Titans in a last-ball thriller

MUMBAI: Time and again, players in various sports across the world have shown what they can achieve with their self-belief, fighting spirit and it was no different when the dynamic duo of Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan believed in their abilities and held nerves to pull off a last-ball heist for Gujarat Titans in an IPL 2022 match.

IPL 2022: Rashid, Tewatia overcome Umran's fifer as Gujarat beat Hyderabad by 5 wickets (Ld)

MUMBAI: Sensational batting by Rahul Tewatia (40 not out off 21) and Rashid Khan (31 not out off 11) in the slog overs overcame pacer Umran Malik's maiden fifer (5/25) as Gujarat Titans beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets in a thrilling IPL 2022 match at the Wankhede Stadium, here on Wednesday.

IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals set to celebrate the life of their first-ever Royal - Shane Warne

NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Royals will be paying their tributes and celebrating the extraordinary life of their first-ever Royal - Shane Warne, whose sudden demise, at the age of just 52, sent shockwaves across the world of sports and beyond.

IPL 2022: Have to be consistently playing at our best for whole 40 overs, says DC's Shane Watson

MUMBAI: Delhi Capitals' assistant coach Shane Watson has urged his side to play at their best capabilities for the whole 40 overs of a match in the second half of the tournament in order to stake a claim for a spot in the IPL 2022 playoffs.

IPL 2022, Rohit strikes in style supporting the mission to 'End Plastic Waste'

NEW DELHI: Rohit Sharma surprised the world as he walked onto the pitch in a pair of customized adidas shoes. The brand has been an advocate of ending plastic waste in the oceans for many years now.

IPL 2022: Jayawardene feels TV umpires need to check waist-high full tosses in future

MUMBAI: Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene feels that TV umpires may have to look at checking waist-high full tosses in future in light of the controversial no-ball saga in the match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium last Friday.

Pull out of the IPL, for all you care: Shastri to Kohli

MUMBAI: It is no secret that IPL 2022 has seen Virat Kohli struggle to get runs consistently for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). In nine matches, Kohli had amassed just 128 runs at an average of 16 and strike-rate of 119.62.

IPL 2022: Bangar backs Kohli to put in "better performance" for future matches

PUNE: In Royal Challengers Bangalore's match against Rajasthan Royals at Pune, Virat Kohli had escaped being dismissed thrice in the opening over. A flick off Trent Boult fell short of square leg. Another flick went for four and got another boundary through an inner edge.

IPL 2022: Bangar backs Kohli to put in "better performance" for future matches

IANS IPL Turning Point: Parag, Ashwin, Sen change match at different scenarios to put Royals on top

NEW DELHI: Before their match against Rajasthan Royals, all eyes were on their usual suspects with the bat: Jos Buttler in blazing form and Shimron Hetmyer providing the finishing fireworks. But against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Pune, neither Buttler nor Hetmyer went big.

IPL 2022: Top-order batting is the thing we need to fix, admits RCB skipper Faf du Plessis

PUNE: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis admitted that the side's top-order batting needs a fix quickly after their second straight loss, a 29-run defeat to Rajasthan Royals at MCA Stadium on Tuesday.

IPL 2022: Clinical bowling, Dhawan's unbeaten 88 help PBKS beat Chennai by 11 runs (Ld)

MUMBAI: A clinical bowling performance after a fighting unbeaten 88 by seasoned opener Shikhar Dhawan helped Punjab Kings subdue Chennai Super Kings by 11 runs in Match 38 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday.

IPL 2022: Rahul credits batting depth, all-round prowess for Lucknow's win over Mumbai

MUMBAI: Lucknow Super Giants skipper K.L Rahul credited the batting depth and the presence of several all-rounders in his squad for their fifth win in eight matches, against Mumbai Indians in Match 37 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.

IPL 2022: Hardik Pandya returns as Gujarat win toss, elect to bat first against KKR

NAVI MUMBAI: Hardik Pandya has returned as captain of Gujarat Titans and after winning the toss, he elected to bat first against Kolkata Knight Riders in match 35 of IPL 2022 at the DY Patil Stadium on Saturday. It is the first time that a skipper has elected to bat first in IPL 2022 after 34 matches.

Ex-India players impressed by Hardik Pandya's all-round show in IPL 2022

NAVI MUMBAI: Former India cricketers Irfan Pathan, Sunil Gavaskar and Aakash Chopra have been left impressed by Hardik Pandy's showings as a captain and all-rounder of Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022.

DC skipper Pant, coach Amre pay a huge price for breaching IPL's Code of Conduct

MUMBAI: Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant has been fined 100 per cent of his match-fee for breaching the Indian Premier League's (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team's match against Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday night.

India staring at power outage in multiple states

NEW DELHI: Amid rising power demand in the country due to a continued heat wave, India is staring at an electricity crisis accentuated due to a coal shortage at over 150 power plants.

IPL 2022: Reaching playoffs is now an uphill task for MI, says Graeme Swann

 NAVI MUMBAI: Making the playoffs for IPL 2022 is now "too big a jump" for Mumbai Indians, feels former England off-spinner Graeme Swann after the five-time champions slumped to three-wicket loss to Chennai Super Kings at DY Patil Stadium on Thursday.

IPL 2022: Mukesh Choudhary's spotlight moment in Chennai jersey arrives after see-saw journey

NAVI MUMBAI: A couple of days ago against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022, Mukesh Choudhary was out of sorts. Going for 40 runs in his four overs though he picked a wicket and dropped some catches, Choudhary looked like a person who was in dire need of confidence and inspiration to bounce back.

IPL 2022: Knew if Dhoni stayed till last ball, he would win it for CSK, says Ravindra Jadeja

NAVI MUMBAI: Thursday's 'El Clasico' of IPL 2022 totally lived up to its billing at DY Patil Stadium with MS Dhoni offering a throwback to his vintage finishing avatar, hitting a six down the ground, pulling through short fine leg for four more, a brace whipped through mid-wicket and a match-winning four pulled through fine leg off Jaydev Unadkat on the final ball to give Chennai a close three-wicket win over Mumbai Indians.

IPL 2022: CSK had hope as 'great finisher' was in the middle, says Jadeja after win over MI

NAVI MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings skipper Ravindra Jadeja said his team was confident of its chances in the close encounter with Mumbai Indians because the "great finisher of the game was there" to seal the victory for them in an IPL 2022 match, here.

IPL Turning Point: Delhi's spin trio of Axar, Kuldeep, Lalit sink Punjab with slow show

MUMBAI:Pushed into batting first, Punjab Kings were cruising on a pitch which saw a run-fest between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals play out on Monday. Mayank Agarwal, Punjab's regular skipper, was making amends for missing out in the last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by collecting four boundaries off Shardul Thakur in the first three overs.

IPL 2022: Mumbai Indians looking for collective effort to get off the mark, says Jaydev Unadkat

MUMBAI: Mumbai Indians left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat has called for a "collective effort" from the five-time champions to get their first win of IPL 2022 ahead of their match against defending champions Chennai Super Kings on Thursday.

IPL 2022: Don't think there is any problem with Pant's batting, feels Shastri

MUMBAI: Former India coach Ravi Shastri came out in support of Delhi Capitals' skipper Rishabh Pant, saying, "I don't think there is any problem with his batting".

RCB are 'real deal' under Du Plessis in IPL 2022, says Michael Vaughan

MUMBAI: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan feels Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are favourites under the captaincy of Faf Du Plessis to win theIndian Premier League (IPL) 2022.

IPL 2022: Du Plessis, Hazlewood star in RCB's 18-run win over Lucknow (Ld)

NAVI MUMBAI: A fine knock by Faf du Plessis (96 off 64) followed by a sensational bowling effort by Josh Hazlewood (4/25) led Royal Challengers Bangalore to a hard-fought 18-run win over Lucknow Super Giants in an IPL 2022 match at the D.Y. Patil Stadium, here on Tuesday.


Communal compartmentalization’ being engineered by Capt. Amarinder Singh in the Punjab congress; negates the fundamental principle of Secularism: Bir Devinder Singh

CHANDIGARH:It is unfortunate that Capt. Amarinder Singh is now engineering organized fermentation of brazen communalism to achieve his narrow parochial gains with intent to out-maneuver his potential Sikh challengers in the Congress Party. It is exceedingly disparaging to see the disgraceful assemblage of ‘Hindu Leaders’ only at the luncheon meeting, hosted by the Congress Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, yesterday at Chandigarh. The meeting of urban based ‘Hindu Leaders’ was actually the demonstration of Captain’s new brand of communalism and political opportunism to camouflage his colossal failures and rampant corruption in his ‘Mafia regime’.

1 dead, 12 injured in multiple Arizona shootings

WASHINGTON: One person was killed and 12 others were injured in a series of shootings in several places in the Phoenix metropolitan area in the US state of Arizona, police said, adding that the suspect has been arrested.

HP Government accords in-principle approval to amend vehicle accident claim rules

SHIMLA: Transport Minister Bikram Singh said here today that the State Government has accorded in-principle approval to the amended draft of rules 215 to 235 mentioned in the Road Accident Claims Tribunal under the Himachal Pradesh Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2021.

Russia ends MoU with US on facilitating travels for diplomats

MOSCOW: Just days ahead of the much-anticipated meeting between Russian President Vladmir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed an order to nullify the Moscow-Washington Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on "open ground" that facilitated travels for diplomats in their host country.

HPU introduces defence studies as a career and academic discipline

CHANDIGARH: Keep in view the changing dynamics of world especially in defence and security in the 21st century has evolved various dimensions, the Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) has introduced a new subject ‘Defence and Strategic Studies’ at PG level from this academic sessio

Indians Turn to Live Casino Games as IPL Cancelled

It was perhaps inevitable that the world’s largest cricket event would be canceled among an unprecedented public health crisis in India. The debate has now turned to whether it should have proceeded at all.

“A consistent and disciplined fitness routine keeps you healthy”, says Sayantani Ghosh aka Daljeet Bagga

MUMBAI: Fitness, as we know it today, is not just about working out, instead, it is a way of life. Maintaining a simple but a regular workout routine has become more imperative than ever in today's times. Having a fitness regime is extremely essential as it helps to stay physically and mentally active.

MEA's vaccine diplomacy flunks, China cashes in on it

NEW DELHI: India's much-hyped 'vaccine diplomacy' has fallen apart after the country failed to send the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to many of the beneficiary countries which had received the first dose.

Cipla launches 'ViraGen' RT-PCR test

NEW DELHI: Cipla Limited on Thursday announced the commercialisation of a polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test kit ‘ViraGen for COVID-19 in India, in partnership with Ubio Biotechnology Systems Pvt. Ltd.

China, Pakistan to mark 70 yrs of diplomatic ties

SHANGHAI: China and Pakistan will hold a series of activities later this year to mark the 70th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties, officials said at a seminar here.

More Punjab ministers join chorus for disciplinary action against Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: Protesting strongly against the party MLA’s unwarranted belligerence against Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, more Punjab cabinet ministers on Wednesday joined the chorus of Punjab Congress leaders seeking strong disciplinary action by the party high command against Navjot Sidhu.

Sidhu should behave like responsible and disciplined leader: Sham Sunder Arora

CHANDIGARH/ HOSHIARPUR, APRIL 29 : Punjab Industries and Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora on Thursday said that the repeated statements of MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu against Party Leadership is showing indiscipline and irresponsible behaviour.

IPL 2021 probably most vulnerable bio-bubble: Zampa

SYDNEY:Australia Adam Zampa said that the bio-bubble for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is the most vulnerable one he has been in so far due to the Covid-19 situation in India.

US State Department withdraws diplomats from Kabul

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has ordered the withdrawal of diplomats from its embassy in Kabul in light of the deteriorating security situation there.

Judges must think of economic principles when making decisions'

SONIPAT: Every order of the judiciary is likely to have an economic impact, thus judges must be guided by economic principles when adjudicating matters, said experts at a two-day virtual event hosted by O P Jindal Global University (JGU) and CUTS International.

Punjab Kings jump two places, move to fifth in IPL table

CHENNAI: After their crushing nine-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday night, Punjab Kings (PBKS) moved up to fifth position in the points table, just one spot behind the Mumbai franchise.

Punjab CM gives in-principle approval for legislation to give legal sanctity to teachers transfer policy

CHANDIGARH: In a slew of decisions to further improve the functioning of schools in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday gave in-principle approval for legislation of Teachers Transfer Act in the Vidhan Sabha, while announcing Rs 500/month increase in the salaries of Mid-Day Meal workers and distribution of another 2.14 lakh smart phones to Class XII government school students this year.

Beat Covid 2.0 blues with IPL, OTT streaming at home

NEW DELHI: As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic grips India, millions of people have once again gone back to the remote working mode as many companies have halted the back-to-office initiatives.

Two held in Gurugram for betting on IPL matches

GURUGRAM: The Gurugram Police have arrested two men who were allegedly involved in betting on an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals on Thursday night.

US locks target: To outbid China on strategy, economy, diplomacy

NEW DELHI: The Joe Biden administration is moving fast. In just 11 weeks, it has honed on China as an enemy that has to be pursued relentlessly and outmanoeuvred. America knows its enemies and how to chase them down.

Cipla to scale up Remdesivir production 2-fold

NEW DELHI:  Pharmaceutical company Cipla on Tuesday said it has scaled up the production of remdesivir by 2 times from the last wave of the pandemic

One killed, two injured in triple shooting in US Virginia Beach

WASHINGTON: One person was killed and two others suffered life-threatening injuries in a triple shooting on Saturday night in Virginia Beach, police said on Sunday.

Farhan Akhtar says 'Toofan' training made him more disciplined

MUMBAI: Actor Farhan Akhtar took to social media on Thursday to talk about the struggle behind the training he underwent for his role of a boxer in the upcoming film "Toofan".

Kirron Kher diagnosed with multiple myeloma, undergoing treatment

MUMBAI: Veteran actress Kirron Kher has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells, and is undergoing treatment. The news was shared by the 68-year-old actress husband, actor Anupam Kher, and son, actor Sikandar Kher, in a Twitter statement on Thursday.

Why are the IPL and Cricket Betting Extremely Popular in India?

The Indian Premier League (IPL) and cricket betting always go well together for the many fans of this sport in India. Even if the national sport of India is hockey, cricket is still the most-followed sport by the locals, and when it comes to their favorite time of the year, it has to be the IPL season.

Govt gets multiples EoIs for privatisation of Neelachal Ispat

NEW DELHI: Centre has received multiple Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the privatisation of Neelachal Ispat Nigam Ltd (NINL).
In a tweet on Monday, Secretary for the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) Tuhin Kanta Pandey said that the transaction has moved to the second stage as per schedule.

England offer BCCI, IPL franchises share in The Hundred pie

NEW DELHI: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is reportedly luring Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises by offering them stakes in The Hundred, an innovative league starting this July in England.

Biden picks Harris as point person for diplomatic efforts

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden announced that he picked Vice President Kamala Harris as the point person in the country's diplomatic efforts with Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries in Central America to stem migration at the southern border.

Biden picks Harris as point person for diplomatic efforts

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden announced that he picked Vice President Kamala Harris as the point person in the country's diplomatic efforts with Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries in Central America to stem migration at the southern border.

BJP-led govt has failed diplomatically by allowing Pak & China to collude against India,Says Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Terming the growing economic and military collusion between Pakistan and China as New Delhi’s “failure of diplomacy”, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that by delaying resolution of the farmers’ crisis, the BJP-led government at the Centre was allowing Pakistan to take advantage of dissatisfaction emerging in the state.

N.Korea cuts diplomatic ties with Malaysia

SEOUL: North Korea announced on Friday that it will sever diplomatic ties with Malaysia after it extradited a Pyongyang national to the US over money laundering charges, according to a state media report.

PhonePe grabs 6 sponsorships for IPL 2021

BENGALURU:In its biggest-ever marketing push, digital payments platform PhonePe on Thursday said that it has taken up six different sponsorships for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.

Yami Gautam on multiple releases: There was a time I had no film

MUMBAI: Actress Yami Gautam has a busy year ahead with three films coming up. As many as five more could be on the way, but official announcements are awaited. The sudden signing spree spells good news and she is happy that her time has come.

Repatriation exercise during the lockdown shows Govt's diplomatic success: Jaishankar

NEW DELHI: Repatriation of more than 45 lakh people from various countries during the Covid-19 lockdown highlights the success of diplomacy of the current government, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar told Parliament on Monday.

India's 'murukku' diplomacy gets unanimous support in UN on Year of Millets

NEW YORK: India's 'murukku' diplomacy has received unanimous support in the 193-member UN General Assembly for its resolution to designate 2023 as the International Year of Millets to promote healthy foodgrains in a world facing both malnutrition and unhealthy diets.

Will former diplomat Venu Rajamony go the Tharoor way?

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: There is a buzz in Kerala's political circles over retired diplomat Venu Rajamony's frequent outings with the Congress leaders which has led to speculation that he may go the Shashi Tharoor way -- from being a career envoy to full-fledged political personality.

China, Pak celebrate 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties

BEIJING: China and Pakistan should push their cooperation to a higher level, wider range and greater depth as they celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.

NZ players overlooked in IPL for 2nd rate Aussies: Doull

AUCKLAND: Commentator Simon Doull said that it may have not mattered if New Zealand batsman Devon Conway's unbeaten 99 against Australia in the first T20I had come before the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. Conway went unsold at the auction and four days later, his innings helped New Zealand beat Australia by 53 runs in Christchurch.

Steve Smith might pull out of IPL due to less money: Michael Clarke

SYDNEY:Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has hinted that batsman Steve Smith might pull out of the Indian Premier League 2021 citing injury after being picked for a relatively small amount at the auction.

Punjab Kings strengthen team with 9 new buys at IPL auction

CHENNAI: Punjab Kings on Thursday brought onboard nine new players at the IPL mini auction. With a heavy mix of talent up for grabs at the auction, Punjab Kings fought hard, taking calculated risks to get the players of their choice.