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15-Jun-2019 Cardiff

South Africa beat Afghanistan by 9-wickets

South Africa beat Afghanistan by nine wickets here to claim their first victory of the 2019 ICC World Cup on Saturday.Put into bat, Afghanistan crumbled to 125 all out with spinner Imran Tahir picking four wickets. The Proteas chased down their revised target...

15-Jun-2019 Manchester

Virat Kohli not focussed on individual competition with Mohammad Amir

On the eve of the marquee India-Pakistan clash at the World Cup, India captain Virat Kohli said on Saturday that while Mohammad Amir remained a threat, his team will focus on the other bowlers as much as on the left-arm speedster."I am not going to say...

14-Jun-2019 Southampton (England)

Root shows way as England thrash Windies by 8 wickets

England rode Joe Root's unbeaten 16th ODI hundred and brilliance of their fast bowlers to register a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over a listless West Indies in a lopsided World Cup encounter at The Rose Bowl here on Friday.After England captain Eoin Morgan...

14-Jun-2019 Nottingham

Play aggressively against Amir : Sachin Tendulkar

Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has warned Virat Kohli's men to exercise caution against the Pakistani pace battery when the two teams meet in marquee World Cup clash on Sunday in Manchester.According to Tendulkar, Pakistan have a very potent fast bowling...

14-Jun-2019 Lahore

Will not beg India to play cricket with us : PCB chief

Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ehsan Mani has insisted that his team will "not beg" India to play cricket with them, although he stressed on resuming bilateral cricket ties with New Delhi."We will not beg India or any other country to play cricket with us; we want...

13-Jun-2019 Nottingham

India, New Zealand share spoils after another washout

The India-New Zealand match was abandoned here on Thursday without a bowl being bowled - the fourth such instance in this World Cup - with both teams sharing a point each.Rain had been forecast for this game and repeated inspections of the ground afterwards...

12-Jun-2019 Taunton

Amir's five-for goes waste as clinical Oz beat Pakistan

Mohammed Amir produced a spell of excellent fast bowling, but his efforts went in vain as Australia rode David Warner's hundred and Mitchell Starc's effort with the ball to script a 41-run victory over Pakistan in their World Cup clash here on Wednesday.Amir...

12-Jun-2019 Nottingham

Don't want to rule out player like Dhawan : Sanjay Bangar

India's assistant coach Sanjay Bangar said the team management does not want to rule out injured opener Shikhar Dhawan just as yet because he is too "precious"."We will take at least 10-12 days to take a call on Shikhar's condition. We don't want to rule out...

09-Jun-2019 Taunton (England)

Great to start with three wins in a row : Kane Williamson

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said that the Kiwis have got an ideal start to the tournament. Their victory against Afghanistan was their third consecutive win of the tournament and they are one of the three teams to have remained unbeaten thus far."Every...

08-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Maldives government confers 'Rule of Nishan Izzudheen' on Narendra Modi

The Maldives government on Saturday conferred on Prime Minister Narendra Modi its highest honour for foreign dignitaries -- 'Order of the Distinguished Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen'. Modi received the award at a ceremony held at the President's office in Male.According...

08-Jun-2019 Male

State-sponsored terrorism biggest threat : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that state-sponsored terrorism was the biggest threat to the world and dealing with terrorism and radicalisation the biggest challenge before global leaders.Addressing the Maldives Parliament, People's Majlis,...

08-Jun-2019 Cardiff (England)

England ride Roy's hundred to script big win over Bangladesh

England rode Jason Roy's belligerent 153 to post the highest total of the ongoing World Cup and made short work of Bangladesh with a massive 106-run victory in their clash here on Saturday.Asked to bat first, Roy battered the Bangladesh bowlers all around park...

08-Jun-2019 Male

Coastal radar system inaugurated in Maldives

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldives Ibrahim Mohammad Solih on Saturday jointly inaugurated composite training centre and coastal surveillance radar system here.The two sides also signed five Memoranda of Understanding apart from a technical agreement...

08-Jun-2019 Male

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Maldives

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Maldives on his first foreign visit after being re-elected.During his visit there, the Prime Minister would be conferred with the highest honour accorded to foreign dignitaries - Order of the Distinguished...

06-Jun-2019 Southampton (England)

It was a professional win: Virat Kohli

Following a resounding victory over South Africa, India skipper Virat Kohli praised his team for coming out with a highly professional performance in their World Cup opener at the Ageas Bowl.Playing their first match in the ongoing World Cup, India on Wednesday...

05-Jun-2019 Southampton

Jasprit Bumrah reveals secret behind Indian bowlers' success

Premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah said the Indian quicks were looking to bowl "Test match lengths" on The Rose Bowl wicket against South Africa in their World Cup opener on Wednesday.Bumrah, rated as one of the best in the business, was on the money from the word...

05-Jun-2019

'X-Men: Dark Phoenix': Weak story, dull watch

What works for "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" is the simplicity of its narrative, but for its franchise fans this would be a disappointing issue.Dark Phoenix is the twelfth and final instalment of the successful franchise that began in 2000. It tells us how during...

04-Jun-2019 Cardiff (England)

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan in low-scoring clash

Averting what could have been an another upset in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Sri Lankan bowlers stepped up to salvage pride for their team as they succeeded in wrapping up minnows Afghanistan for 152 runs in 32.4 overs to set up a 34-run victory...

04-Jun-2019 Southhampton

Will talk to Rabada man-to-man : Virat Kohli

After Kagiso Rabada termed Virat Kohli as 'immature', the Indian skipper on Tuesday responded to the South African pacer's comment but meanwhile, also praised him.Rabada had recently said that Kohli likes to get into verbal spats with opposition team player...

04-Jun-2019 Southhampton

Have learnt from mistakes of 2017 Champions Trophy : Virat Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli believes that his team has learnt from the mistakes of the 2017 Champions Trophy when they lost to arch-rivals Pakistan in the final and the captain has said that introducing wrist spinners in the side was a step in that direction.The...

04-Jun-2019 Nottingham

No need for England to panic : Joe Root after Pakistan defeat

Joe Root believes England must not press the panic button after being handed a 14-run defeat by Pakistan in their second match of the ongoing World Cup.On Monday, Root scored the first hundred of the ongoing tournament and appeared to be steering England...

03-Jun-2019 Khartoum

12 killed as security forces storm Sudan sit-in

At least 12 Sudanese protesters were reportedly killed and dozens injured on Monday after security forces attempted to disperse a sit-in outside the military headquarters in the  African nation's capital Khartoum.Mohamed Babakr of the Central Committee...

02-Jun-2019 Bali

Just want to stay at home with my kids now : Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth feels he has spent his whole career chasing one thing after another, and now wants to live in the moment. The actor has decided not to shoot anything more this year, and says he wants to step back to spend some quality time with his three children...

02-Jun-2019 Bristol (UK)

David Warner guides Aussies to 7-wicket win over Afghanistan

A clinical display from the Australians, led by David Warner (89* off 114 balls), saw them thrash Afghanistan by seven wickets in their opening game of the 2019 World Cup at the County Ground on Saturday.Chasing 208 for a win, Australia rode on half-centuries...

01-Jun-2019 Cardiff

New Zealand hammer Sri Lanka by 10 wickets

New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro comfortably steered their side to an impressive 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their World Cup opener at the Sophia Gardens here on Saturday.Guptill and Munro remained unbeaten on 73 and 58, respectively,...

01-Jun-2019

'Chasing Happiness' gives Jonas Brothers platform to shine

Confession time. I had never heard of, nor heard the songs of, the Jonas Brothers until Priyanka Chopra married one of them.Be warned. There is very little of our Priyanka in this exceptionally revealing documentary. But she is not missed."Chasing Happiness" is...

31-May-2019

'Godzilla: King Of The Monsters' a monstrous disaster

No reference to the Lok Sabha elections. But the monsters are coming. Not that they don't try to behave themselves. This, the latest calamitous product in the disaster genre has a core of humanism. There is a family at the heart of the tail' with a dizzying...

29-May-2019 Cardiff

Shami, Bumrah and my role will be crucial : Bhuvneshwar Kumar

The Indian bowling attack has definitely been spoken about most going into the 2019 World Cup and rather than taking it as a pressure scenario, India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has revealed that the bowling unit is aware of what is expected of them and...

29-May-2019 Cardiff (England)

K.L. Rahul's ton at number four 'biggest positive' : Virat Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli heaped praise on K.L. Rahul who struck a brilliant century against Bangladesh in the second warm-up game, saying his form was the "biggest positive" India would take into their first match of the World Cup against South Africa on...

27-May-2019 Monaco

Felt Niki Lauda was 'racing with me' : Lewis Hamilton

After earning a hard-fought win in the Monaco Grand Prix, British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton said he felt three-time world champion Niki Lauda, who died last week, was with him during the course of the race."When I was driving I thought, 'what would...

24-May-2019

'Brightburn': Intriguing and Gory

The title "Brightburn" refers to a small town in Kansas, US. It is the place where an alien crash lands and is raised with love by a set of perfect, wannabe parents whose prayers of having a child are answered in an unexpected way.Tori (Elizabeth Banks)...

23-May-2019 Newport

Ajinkya Rahane backs Kohli & Co to do well in World Cup

Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane believes India have a strong side and will do well in the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30."Definitely, I am going to back the Indian team. We have a very strong side going into the...

19-May-2019 St John's (Antigua)

Retired Dwayne Bravo included in Windies reserves for WC

Former West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo, who had announced his retirement from international cricket in October 2018, has been included in the team's list of reserve players for the 2019 ICC World Cup. The list, which was put up on the website of Cricket West...

15-May-2019 Bristol

Bairstow helps England thrash Pakistan in third ODI

A blistering century by wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow helped England defeat Pakistan by six wickets in the third ODI here at the CountyGround.Chasing 359 on Tuesday, England hardly had to break any sweat as Bairstow scored a commanding 128, helping...

11-May-2019 Madrid

Federer's clay comeback ended by Thiem in Madrid

Austria's Dominic Thiem had to save two match points in the second-set tiebreaker before pulling out a 3-6, 7-6 (13-11), 6-4 victory over Roger Federer at the Madrid Open.In the match on Friday, the fifth-ranked Thiem was able to weather the storm against the...

11-May-2019 Madrid

Rafael Nadal blows away Wawrinka to reach Madrid semis

Spain's Rafael Nadal produced his best performance since the start of the clay court season to defeat Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Mutua Madrid Open.Backed by a partisan Spanish crowd, Nadal on Friday dispatched the Swiss...

08-May-2019 Lahore

Suicide blast near Lahore's Sufi shrine kills 10

At least 10 people were killed and 30 wounded when a 15-year-old suicide bomber detonated himself near a police patrol close to Pakistan's oldest and most popular Sufi shrine in Lahore city on Wednesday.Five police officers were among those killed in the...

08-May-2019 Lahore

Blast outside Sufi shrine in Pakistan, 5 dead

At least five people, including three police officials and two civilians, were killed and 24 others injured in an explosion near Data Darbar here in Pakistan on Wednesday, DIG Operations Lahore Ashfaq Ahmed Khan confirmed.According to initial police reports,...

26-Apr-2019 Maputo (Mozambique)

Cyclone Kenneth: Storm-battered Mozambique hit again

Three persons have been killed in northern Mozambique after cyclone Kenneth made landfall only a month after another huge storm battered the coastal nation, authorities said.The category 4 cyclone brought 220kmph (140mph) winds and killed three people on the...

17-Apr-2019

'...Weeping Woman': Spooky but hardly compelling

A fascinating concept, a brilliant setting but a rushed job... that's how one would encapsulate Michael Chaves' "The Curse of the Weeping Woman". It is a tale about a vengeful spirit that is out to kill children.The narrative opens in Mexico in 1673, giving...

06-Apr-2019 OT WORLD

Shazam! Brings the fun back into superhero cinema

There is something to be said about bringing back the 'F' word into cinema. Fun, fun and more fun than I've had in a super-hero film years...Shazam! leaves us breathless with its sense of self-wonderment.It's like going back to the roots of the super-hero...

06-Apr-2019 Islamabad

BJP 'whipping up war hysteria', no F-16 downed : Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday accused India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of "whipping up war hysteria" and cited a US report to dismiss its claims of downing an F-16 fighter of the Pakistan Air Force."The truth always prevails and is...

03-Apr-2019 Madrid

Regular intake of sleeping pill may impact BP

Be cautious if you use sleeping pills regularly, as a new study has found that it may impact blood pressure (BP) in older adults.According to the study, published in the journal Geriatrics & Gerontology International, using sleeping pills on a regular...

29-Mar-2019 Bolivia

President of India in Bolivia, leads Delegation level talks

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, landed at the Viru Viru International Airport, Santa Cruz, Bolivia in the evening of March 28, 2019, where he was received by Mr Evo Morales Ayma, the President of Plurinational State of Bolivia and other dignitaries....

29-Mar-2019

Is Surma Safe For Newborn Eyes?

Applying kajal or surma to babies’ eyes is an old tradition in many cultures of the world specially in South Asia. Traditional eye cosmetics ‘surma’ use is a popular practice in South Asia for centuries. In countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh...

27-Mar-2019 Zagreb, Croatia

President of India Addresses Indian Community Reception in Croatia

The President of India,  Ram Nath Kovind, addressed the Indian community and Friends of India in Zagreb, Croatia, yesterday evening (March 26, 2019) at a Reception hosted by Shri Arindam Bagchi, Ambassador of India to Croatia.Speaking on the occasion,...

22-Mar-2019 Accra (Ghana)

Buses collide in Ghana, at least 50 dead

At least 50 people were killed and several others injured on Friday after two buses collided head on in Ghana and one of them caught fire, media reports said.The public transport buses were carrying over 50 passengers each when the accident took place in...

10-Mar-2019 Addis Ababa

All 157 on board killed as Ethiopian Airline Boeing crashes

An Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed on Sunday shortly after it took-off from here, killing all 157 people on board.The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya, the BBC reported.Ethiopian...

10-Mar-2019 Bogota

14 killed in Colombia plane crash

At least 14 people including a minor have been killed in a plane crash in Colombia, officials said.According to officials, the Laser Airlines DC-3 aircraft crashed on Saturday in the Colombian department of Meta, Efe news reported.In a tweet, Colombia's...

25-Feb-2019 Sanna

Three killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen

Three people, including a woman and her two daughters were killed when a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a house north of Yemen's capital Sanaa, a relative and local health authorities said.The father was injured in the airstrike on Bait al-Tawki's house,...

24-Feb-2019 Caracas/Bogota

5 killed in Venezuela-Colombia border violence

At least five people were killed and hundreds injured as violence broke out along the Venezuela-Colombia border, where international aid intended for Caracas is awaiting transport.The violence broke out on Saturday night as opposition leader and self-proclaimed...

22-Feb-2019 Rawalpindi

Pakistan Army warns India of 'surprise response' if war imposed

Pakistan's Army on Friday accused India of sending war threats and warned of a "surprise response" if New Delhi initiated any aggression amid heightened tensions between the two neighbours following the Kashmir suicide attack."Pakistan is not preparing for war....

19-Feb-2019 La Paz

24 killed in bus crash in Bolivia

Twenty-four people were killed and 11 others injured on Monday when a bus collided with a truck in western Bolivia, police told Efe.The director of transit and transportation in the Oruro region, Col. Victor Hugo Lizarazu, said that while the causes of the accident...

16-Feb-2019 Harare

Over 60 feared dead in Zimbabwe gold mine flooding

Over 60 gold miners are believed to have died in two mining shafts after a nearby dam burst in Zimbabwe's Mashonaland West province, authorities have said.The number of illegal miners who could have been trapped was estimated at between 60 and 70, Xinhua...

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