Monday, 22 January 2018

Tag Archives: India

Aiden Markram half-century helps South Africa off to good start

Aiden Markram

CENTURION: Aiden Markram made a solid half-century as South Africa made a good start on the first day of the second Test against India at SuperSport Park on Saturday. South Africa were 78 for no wicket at lunch after winning the toss and batting on an easy-paced pitch. Markram, playing ...

Read More »

Pellet blinded Kashmiri girl passes board exams

Insha Mustaq

SRINAGAR: A 16-year-old Kashmiri girl, Insha Mushtaq hailing from Indian-administered Kashmir was blinded by pellets fired by the Indian Army in 2016 and has recently managed to clear an exam she appeared for. The pellet fire resulted in the Mushtaq giving up her life-long ambition of studying medicine and she ...

Read More »

Future stars ready to shine at ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup

ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup

LONDON: Cricket royalty Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, David Warner, Joe Root, Shoaib Malik and Chris Gayle are just a few of the names to cut their teeth at the ICC Under-19 World Cup before going on to enjoy stardom at the elite level. BRENDON EGAN looks at five players to ...

Read More »

Vidya Balan is all set to play Indira Gandhi

Vidya Balan

BOLLYWOOD’s sassiest woman Vidya Balan is all set to essay the role of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi onscreen in a project based on journalist-author Sagarika Ghose’s book Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister. “I am happy to have acquired the rights to Sagarika Ghose’s Indira: India’s Most Powerful ...

Read More »

India’s Yusuf Pathan suspended for failed dope test

Yusuf Pathan

NEW DELHI: BCCI suspended former international all-rounder Yusuf Pathan for five months for taking a banned stimulant. The ban on the 35-year-old, who last represented India in 2012, was backdated so that it ends on January 14. The Board of Control for Cricket in India said the explosive batsman was ...

Read More »

How Not to Engage With Pakistan

united-states-pakistan

President Trump’s decision last week to suspend almost all security aid to Pakistan, which quickly followed his accusation that Pakistan had “given us nothing but lies and deceit,” suggests that his administration is carrying out the hard-line approach that the president foreshadowed in August. Last Thursday, the State Department confirmed ...

Read More »

Surprised by Indian team’s selections: Faf du Plessis

Faf-du-Plessis

CAPE TOWN: South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis was also left surprised by the selection of India batsman Rohit Sharma over Ajinkya Rahane in the first Test. Another surprise call, according to the opposition skipper, was picking debutant Jasprit Bumrah ahead of seniors like Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav. “We ...

Read More »

Sikh groups ban entry of Indian officials to Gurdwaras worldwide

Gurdwara

LONDON: After the United Kingdom and Canada, 96 gurdwaras in the United States have banned the entry of Indian officials. The decision was made and announced by the Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast and the American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. The Indian government authorities are deeply troubled by worldwide restrictions on ...

Read More »

1st Test: South Africa beat India by 72 runs

india sa

CAPE TOWN: Knocked over like ten-pins in the morning session, and deprived of the services of their most experienced bowler, South Africa were staring at a first Newlands defeat since readmission against a side that wasn’t Australia. Mohammed Shami (3 for 28) and Jasprit Bumrah (3 for 39) scripted a ...

Read More »