Pakistan to host World XI next month

Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 | AP | Islamabad

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi said on Monday that international cricket will return to the country next month when a World XI plays a three-match Twenty20 series in Lahore. "World XI will come in second week (of September) and within next 72 hours I will announce names of the players,"...

Australia cancel warm-up match in Bangladesh

Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 | AFP | Dhaka

Australia has cancelled the only warm-up match of their two-Test tour of Bangladesh due to poor conditions at the ground, officials said on Monday. The two-day match at Fatullah, slated to start Tuesday, had been in doubt since heavy rain partially flooded part of the field. It was the only warm-up fixture...

Dhawan stars with ton as India rout SL

Monday, 21 Aug 2017 | PTI | Dambulla

Visitors ease to 9-wicket victory after bowlers trigger middle order collapse to bundle out Lankans for just 216 Opener Shikhar Dhawan hit a fluent unbeaten century as India continued to embarrass Sri Lanka, cruising to an easy nine-wicket win over the struggling hosts in the opening ODI of the five-match series,...

England pummel woeful West Indies in 1st Test

Monday, 21 Aug 2017 | AFP | BIRMINGHAM

England hammered the West Indies by an innings and 209 runs as the inaugural day/night Test in Britain ended inside three days at Edgbaston. West Indies, following on, were bowled out for 137 in their second innings as they lost 19 wickets in total during the day's play. Victory gave England a...

Holder wants his team to ‘look in the mirror'

Monday, 21 Aug 2017 | AFP | BIRMINGHAM

West Indies captain Jason Holder challenged his side to "look themselves in the mirror" after they suffered an innings and 209-run thrashing by England in the first Test at Edgbaston. The inaugural day/night Test in Britain was all over on Saturday's third day. "It's been a tough few days - we were...

‘PCB to announce World XI in 2-3 days’

Monday, 21 Aug 2017 | PTI | Karachi

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Najam Sethi said that he would announce the names of the players in the World eleven side, that will tour Pakistan, in the next couple of days. "I am telling you the World eleven will come to Pakistan. I can tell you this notable players from...

Will continue to support team, says Tendulkar

Monday, 21 Aug 2017 | PTI | Mumbai

Batting great Sachin Tendulkar said his best wishes are always with the Indian cricket team and he will continue to support the side even if its performance doesn't meet expectations all the time. "Our good wishes are always with the (Indian) team. Be it men's team or women's team," Tendulkar told...

Srikanth, Sindhu lead Indian challenge at WBC

Monday, 21 Aug 2017 | PTI | Glasgow

Kidambi & PV are main contenders for medals among 21-member squad In-form Kidambi Srikanth and two-time bronze medallist P V Sindhu will headline a 21-member Indian contingent as they gun for the elusive gold medal at the World Badminton Championships starting here on Monday. After grabbing successive titles at Indonesia and Australia,...

Sakshi, Bajrang eye medals at World Wrestling C'ships

Monday, 21 Aug 2017 | PTI | Paris

With their eyes firmly trained on winning medals, Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik and Asian champion Bajrang Punia will spearhead the Indian challenge at the World Wrestling Championships, starting here on Monday. All eyes would be on Rio Games bronze-winner in 58kg, Sakshi, who bagged a silver medal at the Asian Championship...


Monday, 21 Aug 2017 | Agencies

Ghosh-Sathiyan settle for silver new delhi: The Indian pair of Soumyajit Ghosh and G Sathiyan came close to toppling the top-seeded Japanese duo of Jin Uda and Maharu Yoshimura, only to end with a silver in the men's doubles at the Bulgaria Open in Panagyurishte on Sunday. The experienced Japanese...


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Prez’s arts council quits over Trump’s Virginia remarks

20 Aug 2017 | AFP | Washington

The entire President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, that includes Indian-Americans Jhumpa Lahiri and Kal Penn, has resigned over President Donald Trump’s controversial remarks after the racist violence in Virginia. In a letter signed by 16 of 17 committee members, including author Lahiri and actor Penn, Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change has also been cited as a reason for their resignation...

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Development work in healthy pace in Rewa Mega Ultra Solar Plant

22 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Development work of Rewa Mega Ultra Solar Plant project is moving at a healthy pace as developers have been provided with the requisite Facilities, said Principal Secretary of New and Renewable Energy Manu Shrivastava at the first consultation meeting on August 18 at Rewa Mega Ultra Solar Limited Bhopal. In the meeting Shrivastava discussed with the developers on providing of 90 per cent land for development, establishment of around 60-70 per cent...

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