Tuesday, December 06, 2022


Explain anti-party utterances in person on Dec 6 – SAD disciplinary committee to Jagmeet Brar

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Disciplinary Committee Chairman Sikandar Singh Maluka has asked former MP Jagmeet Brar to explain his anti-party utterances in person at 12 noon on December 6 at the party headquarter here before the committee.

Dwayne Bravo ends IPL playing career, appointed bowling coach of Chennai Super Kings

NEW DELHI: Fast-bowling all-rounder and T20 stalwart Dwayne Bravo on Friday ended his IPL playing career and signed up with four-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings, who he represented from 2011-15 and 2018-22, as their bowling coach ahead of IPL 2023.

Indonesia relaunches multiple entry visa

JAKARTA: Indonesia has relaunched the multiple entry visa which was deactivated amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a top official said on Monday.

David Warner warns Cameron Green over hectic schedule in 2023, including IPL participation

NEW DELHI: Veteran Australia batter David Warner has warned fast-bowling all-rounder Cameron Green about the hectic schedule he will face in 2023, which also includes participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Cameron Green confirms he is available for IPL auction, looking forward to playing in 2023 edition

PERTH: While many Australian players including Test skipper Pat Cummins have pulled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 presumably to prolong their international careers, young all-rounder Cameron Green has confirmed that he is willing and available to be picked in the upcoming IPL auction.

UP govt suspends DySP over indiscipline

LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) Vinod Kumar Sharma after he was found guilty of indiscipline, officials said on Monday.

Makers of Tusshar Kapoor-starrer 'Maarrich' amp up suspense by shooting multiple endings

MUMBAI: The upcoming movie 'Maarrich', which stars Tusshar Kapoor, and marks the return of Seerat Kapoor to Bollywood, has multiple endings, which will keep the audiences glued to their seats.

Multiple deaths, injuries reported after shooting at US supermarket

WASHINGTON: Multiple fatalities and injuries were reported after a shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, police said on Wednesdau.

Consistency is something we are very big on: Bangar on RCB retentions ahead of IPL auction

BENGALURU: IPL side Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) head coach Sanjay Bangar's focus while retaining and releasing players ahead of the December 23 auction for the 2023 IPL season was on "consistency" and "continuity", which he said are the hallmark of the Bengaluru franchise.

Will not stop Cameron Green from playing in the IPL: Pat Cummins

ADELAIDE: Australia Test and One-day International (ODI) skipper Pat Cummins has said while he would love to see talented all-rounder Cameron Green to focus purely on national duties, there is no way he can tell the 23-year-old to not make the best of the huge India Premier League (IPL) opportunities that lie in front of him.

'Paper Planes' music producer Diplo to perform at Lollapalooza in India in Jan

MUMBAI: American DJ Thomas Wesley Pentz, professionally known as Diplo, who has been nominated under three different categories - Best Dance/Electronic Recording, Best Dance/Electronic Music Album and Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical at 2023 Grammy awards, is set to perform at the maiden run of the Lollapalooza music festival in India.

Odisha: Former diplomat Abasar Beuria passes away; Prez condoles

BHUBANESWAR: Former Indian diplomat from Odisha Abasar Beuria passed away at the age of 80, family members said on Thursday.

IPL 2023: Going to be very interesting what new SRH management does, says Moody on Williamson not being retained

NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, Kane Williamson was one of the 12 players let go by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2023 retention day ahead of the IPL mini-auction happening in Kochi on December 23.

IPL 2023: Price tag doesn't help when you've had a bad season, says Manjrekar on PBKS releasing Mayank Agarwal

NEW DELHI: Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar believes one of the main reasons for Punjab Kings releasing their IPL 2022 captain Mayank Agarwal on Tuesday was him being unable to justify the hefty price tag after a bad season.

CSK CEO Viswanathan confirms Dhoni will lead side in IPL 2023

CHENNAI: Indian Premier League (IPL) side Chennai Super Kings' CEO, KS Viswanathan has confirmed that former India skipper and charismatic wicketkeeper-batter Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead the side in the 2023 edition of the lucrative T20 tournament.

IPL 2023: It is going to be a big task replacing him, says Vihari on Pollard's retirement

NEW DELHI : India cricketer Hanuma Vihari feels that it is going to be a big task for Mumbai Indians to replace the T20 legend Kieron Pollard, who announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League on Tuesday.

Pollard announces retirement from IPL; appointed batting coach of Mumbai Indians

MUMBAI: Charismatic West Indies cricketer Kieron Pollard has announced his retirement from playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Mumbai Indians, but will don the role of batting coach for the most successful franchise in the lucrative T20 tournament.

Sam Billings pulls out of playing in IPL 2023 in order to focus on longer format of the game

NEW DELHI: England wicketkeeper-batter Sam Billings has pulled out of participating in IPL 2023. Billings, who was a member of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad in IPL 2022, said his focus is on the longer format of the game and will turn out for his county side Kent in the County Championship.

4 corridors being added to CPEC: Chinese diplomat

LAHORE: Zhao Shiren, the Chinese Consul General in Lahore, said that four corridors were being added to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as both Islamabad and Beijing agreed to it during Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharifs recent visit to the country.

US state official resigns after deaths of multiple neglected kids

WASHINGTON: Marketa Garner Walters, chief of child welfare agency in the US state of Louisiana, has resigned in the wake of multiple deaths of neglected children on the agency's watch.

IPL experience played a huge role in 10-wicket win against India, says Buttler

MELBOURNE: The Indian Premier League (IPL) experience played a huge role in Jos Buttler's England thrashing India by 10 wickets in the ICC T20 World Cup semifinal at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, with the skipper saying the situations that presented themselves in the lucrative league had prepared them for the global event.

Coimbatore blast: NIA searches multiple locations in TN

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA), on Thursday, conducted search operations at 43 locations in eight districts of Tamil Nadu in connection with the Coimbatore blast case.

Delhi woman raped multiple times on pretext of marriage

NEW DELHI: A 24-year old woman was allegedly raped multiple times and physically assaulted by an auto-rickshaw driver in South Delhi's Tigri area, police said on Thursday.

Army land grab case: ED raids multiple locations in Kolkata

KOLKATA: Four teams of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday conducted raids at different places linked to a Jharkhand- based businessman, currently residing in Kolkata, in connection with a complaint of grabbing the Army land.

Reliance Capital bidders flag off multiple legal issues involving Rs 20,000 crore liability

MUMBAI: As the deadline for the submission of binding bids approaches, the bidders of Reliance Capital, including Hinduja, Torrent, Zurich, and Piramal have flagged off various legal issues to the lenders and Administrator, involving Reliance Capital and its subsidiaries.

4 arrested over triple murder in UP's Badaun

BADAUN: Police in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun have arrested four persons for the triple murder of a former district panchayat member, his wife and mother.

Google to run Meet on multiple platforms, including Zoom

SAN FRANCISCO: Google has announced to run Meet on multiple platforms including Zoom, later this year.

US health experts concerned over triple threat of flu, Covid, RSV

WASHINGTON: As temperatures begin to drop, health experts in the US have expressed concerns over the triple threat of flu, Covid-19 and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), urging the public to get the required preventive vaccinations, and be aware of symptoms of severe illness.

T20 World Cup: Playing IPL gave me confidence to tackle Sri Lankan spinners, says Marcus Stoinis

PERTH : Australian batter Marcus Stoinis on Tuesday credited his stint in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in helping him tackle Sri Lanka's spinners during the hosts' big win in the Men's T20 World Cup here.

J&K SIA conducts raids at multiple locations

SRINAGAR: The Special Investigation Agency (SIA) of Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday carried out raids at multiple places.

Gujarat BJP MP warns party workers against indiscipline

GUJARAT: Mansukh Vasava, the BJP MP for Gujarat's Bharuch constituency, publicly warned party workers to be disciplined, adding that indiscipline will not be tolerated.

I-T searches multiple locations in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: The Income Tax (I-T) Department was conducting searches at multiple locations in Hyderabad on Friday.

Emerging markets, developing countries being hit by triple blow: IMF chief

WASHINGTON: Emerging markets and developing countries are being hit by a stronger dollar, high borrowing costs, and capital outflows -- a triple blow particularly heavy for countries that are under a high level of debt, International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Kristalina Georgieva said.

World must triple investment in renewable energy: UN report

GENEVA : Global investments in renewable energy should be tripled by 2050, in order to put the world on the trajectory towards net zero emissions, according to the latest report released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Tovino Thomas to play triple role in 'Ajayante Randam Moshanam'

CHENNAI: Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas, whose superhero film 'Minnal Murali' went on to become a superhit, is to play a triple role in his next film, 'Ajayante Randam Moshanam'.

Multiple explosions reported in Kiev

KIEV: For the first time in months, the Ukrainian capital Kiev has been targeted by missile strikes for the, with central areas struck, the media reported on Monday.

Working in 'Tripling' is like therapy for Sumeet Vyas

MUMBAI: Streaming star Sumeet Vyas, who is returning to the 'Tripling' universe with the upcoming season of the show, shared that working in the series is like therapy for him as he gets to explore his many facets as a screen artiste.

Gautam Gambhir announced as Global Mentor of Super Giant franchises in IPL, SA20 leagues

NEW DELHI: Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday will be taking up a broader role in the RPSG group-owned Super Giants' franchises, as their Global Mentor.

IND v SA, 1st ODI: Playing in the IPL helps with easy passing of information on Indian players, says Rabada

LUCKNOW: South Africa pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada believes that playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) becomes beneficial for touring teams in the future as information about the Indian players gets easily passed on during the T20 extravaganza.

Big B says people should inculcate discipline akin to that of the Indian army

MUMBAI: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently awaiting the release of his film 'Goodbye', has said that nothing can be better to draw inspiration from than the Indian army when it comes to discipline.


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.