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It's for BCCI to decide on women's IPL: Mithali

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 | IANS | Mumbai

Indian women's cricket skipper Mithali Raj, who recently led the eves to the final of the ICC Women's World Cup in England, on Wednesday supported an Indian Premier League (IPL)-styled T20 tournament for the women but left it for the BCCI to decide. Mithali had earlier called for a women's...

SL suffer injury blow, Gunaratne ruled out of 1st Test

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 | PTI | Galle

Sri Lanka today suffered a massive setback when middle-order batsman Asela Gunaratne was ruled out of the ongoing opening Test against India with a fractured left thumb. Gunaratne sustained the injury while fielding at second slip. He hurt his thumb while attempting a catch of India opener Shikhar Dhawan off...

Kohli wins toss, opts to bat against Sri Lanka in 1st Test

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 | PTI | Galle

India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the first cricket Test at Galle International stadium, here today. India have handed Test debut to all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Shikhar Dhawan will open the innings alongside Abhinav Mukund with KL Rahul sitting out due to...

No HIL in 2018, promises to be back in 2019

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Hockey India on Tuesday decided to postpone the sixth edition of the lucrative Hockey India League (HIL) to 2019, citing that the dates in 2018 clashed with the Indoor World Cup, which may bar foreign players' participation in it. The decision to postpone the HIL, originally scheduled for January-February 2018,...

Pandya has a great chance of playing: Kohli

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | PTI | Galle

India captain Virat Kohli today hinted that Hardik Pandya may get his maiden Test cap against Sri Lanka tomorrow as he chose to underline the all-rounder's wicket-taking ability on all kind of tracks. India had lost to Sri Lanka at Galle during the 2015 series when Kohli went in with...

India return to place from where journey to glory began

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | PTI | Galle

India will look to extend their domination in Tests when they take on a jaded Sri Lanka in the first game of a three-match series starting here tomorrow, back to a place where they were humiliated before soaring to world No.1. Virat Kohli and Co. Would be keen to avenge...

India to host maiden men's World Boxing Championship in 2021

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

In a historic first for Indian boxing, the country will host the men's World Championship for the first time in 2021 besides next year's women's World Championship, shaking off the last remnants of administrative turmoil that once plagued the sport. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) made the announcement at the...

Galle stadium brings good memories, says Ashwin

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | IANS | galle

Ahead of playing his 50th Test cricket match here, Indian star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday recalled his 10-wickets haul against Sri Lanka in 2015 at Galle International Stadium here and said the venue brings good memories. "I did really well last time in 2015. It is like a dream...

Rahul down with fever; ruled out of 1st Test vs Sri Lanka

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | IANS | Galle

India opener Lokesh Rahul was ruled out of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka, starting here on Wednesday, after the right-hander was down with viral fever, the BCCI confirmed on Monday. "The BCCI medical team confirms that opening batsman K.L. Rahul is presently down with viral fever. There are...

We've set the platform for coming generations: Mithali Raj

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | PTI | London

The champion's crown eluded her team for a second time but Indian skipper Mithali Raj believes future is bright for women's cricket in the country and a platform has been set for the coming generations. India seemed on course for a maiden World Cup trophy but suffered a batting collapse,...


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Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG

23 Jul 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed. "Out of 4,862 large dams, emergency action plans or disaster management plans of only 349 dams, which is seven per cent, were prepared (March 2016)...

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Ex CM takes a jibe at Chitnis for not withstanding promise made in assembly

26 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Taking a jibe at Woman and Child Development Minister Archana Chitnis, former Chief Minister and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior member Babulal Gaur on Tuesday said in the Assembly that he is hurt when the Minister does not keep her promise made in the House. While Chitnis was replying to a query posed by Moti Kashyap of the BJP on electricity arrangements in anganwadis, Gaur sought permission from Speaker...

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