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‘Protect Indian community,’ govt tells US over hate crimes

Washington: The US on Sunday assured India of working with all agencies to ensure “speedy justice” to the Indian-American victims of bias-related incidents. “State Department, on behalf of US Govt, expressed condolences and assured they are working with all agencies concerned to ensure speedy justice,” the Indian Embassy in the US said in a series of tweets. India’s Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna reached out to the State Department to convey his “deep concerns” to US government on recent tragic incidents involving Hardish Patel and Deep Rai. Sarna alsoRead More


Emotional Irfan Pathan says to fans, i will comeback in Team India

irfan pathan says, he will come back into indian team

New Delhi: Fast bowler Irfan Pathan, who is out from the team India from a long time, took to his social media channels to post an emotional message after not getting picked by any team during the Indian Premier League players’ auction. After being missed out on earning a contract from IPL franchises in the auction ahead of its 10th season, veteran all-rounder Irfan Pathan penned a letter to his fans and followers. Pathan, who had a base price of Rs 50 lakh, would have expected a few franchises toRead More


Work tirelessly to achieve your goal, Says Virat Kohli

Mumbai: India skipper Virat Kohli has said that country’s athletes to have a firm belief in their dreams and work tirelessly to achieve those. “If my words can be of any help, I would like to tell all the athletes and all the people present here that if you can believe, you can achieve anything. I live by that slogan and live with that feeling everyday of my life and it doesn’t put any limits to what I can achieve and the same can happen to you as well. KohliRead More


India plays down China’s fury on Tiawan MPs’ trip

New Delhi: China has lodged a protest with India for hosting a Taiwanese Parliamentary team and asked it to deal “prudently” with such matters, even as New Delhi dismissed on Wednesday the concerns, saying no “political meanings” should be read into such trips. Briefing the reporters in Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said, “China lodged representations with India”. “We hope that India would understand and respect China’s core concerns and stick to the ‘One-China’ principle and prudently deal with Taiwan-related issues and maintain sound and steady development ofRead More


New nuclear-armed missile test, a success: N Korea

Seoul: North Korea said on Monday it had successfully test-fired a new type of medium to long-range ballistic missile the previous day, claiming advances in a weapons programme it is pursuing in violation of UN resolutions. North Korea fired the missile on a high arc into the sea early on Sunday, the first probe of US President Donald Trump’s vow to get tough on an isolated regime that tested nuclear devices and ballistic missiles 2016 at an unprecedented rate. The North’s state-run KCNA news agency said leader Kim Jong-un supervisedRead More


Mum’s the word as Smith refuses to reveal plans against Kohli

Mumbai: Steve Smith on Tuesday chose to keep his cards close to his chest, not revealing how Australia will tackle Virat Kohli in the four-match Test series, starting in Pune on February 23. Australia, who will be chasing their first Test series win in India since 2004-05, will need to stop the Kohli juggernaut to triumph against an India side who have not lost their last 19 Tests. It is not that other Indian batsmen haven’t performed. Kohli though is on top of his game, reaching landmarks and breaking recordsRead More


Pakistan: India has built ‘secret nuclear city’

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said India was raising a “covert nuclear city” and had conducted inter-continental tests of missiles. Addressing a weekly news briefing here, foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said a huge cache of atomic weapons had been stored in a “covert nuclear city” in South India and inter-continental missiles were being manufactured. He asserted that India was in possession of substantial amount of nuclear material. Mr Zakaria voiced Pakistan’s reservations by saying that Indian aggression will disturb regional balance. He said that India has been making efforts toRead More


Ind vs Eng: All out cuttack as India eye series

Cuttack: A flamboyant Indian team who have converted chasing down incredible targets into an art form are once again ready to show their ruthless streak as they aim for a series clinching victory against England in the second ODI here on Thursday. With ‘Chase Master’ Virat Kohli playing one magical knock after other, knocking off 300 plus scores has been like a walk in the park with the skipper himself smashing 17 tons at a staggering averaging of 97 plus in those matches. And with India’s penchant of producing qualityRead More


Kohli, Jadhav hit magical centuries to script sensational win

Pune: Skipper Virat Kohli smashed a majestic122 while Kedar Jadhav conjured up a career-best 120 before India’s lower middle-order held nerves to pull off an incredible three-wicket win over England in the first One-day International, here on Sunday. Kohli and Jadhav rattled up a sensational 200-run partnership for the fifth wicket to set up the platform after England set the hosts a stiff 351-run target. Chips were down for India after losing four wickets for just 63 runs but Kohli and Jadhav scripted a comeback with their gritty batting asRead More


MS Dhoni says split captaincy doesn’t work

New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni said Friday he quit as India’s limited overs skipper last week because a split captaincy was not right for the country’s cricket team. Dhoni, 35, led the team to victory in both ODI and T20 World Cups during his decade-long stint and was India’s most successful limited overs skipper. But he said the time had been right to go and allow Virat Kohli to take full charge. “I don’t believe in split captaincy. For the team there has to be only one leader… split captaincyRead More