• India has a significant role in world peace: Dalai Lama
    12:59 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) Expressing concern over religion being used to fuel conflicts and killings, Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, Tuesday said India with her long history of secularism and ‘ahimsa’, has a significant role to play in world peace. Participating in a Merchant Chamber of Commerce and Industry-organised

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  • Pakistani cricket team starts training for World Cup
    12:27 PM

    Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan’s national cricket team Tuesday started its training camp for next month’s World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand, officials here said. An official from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said all the players of the 15-man squad have joined the camp in

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  • ‘Pakistan World Cup squad chosen based on nepotism’
    12:18 PM

    Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Former batsman Mohsin Hasan Khan has alleged that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selectors have chosen the country’s World Cup squad based on nepotism, which can hamper their chances of winning the quadrennial event. “Seeing the final squad for the World Cup, it seems personal interests

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  • Was desperate to be in Australia’s World Cup squad: Maxwell
    11:16 AM

    Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell revealed Tuesday that he was “desperate” to get a call from the national selectors for the cricket World Cup after a disastrous form with the bat in the last few months. “You have no idea. I had plenty of doubts obviously with

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  • World lends helping hands to Australia’s bushfire injured wildlife
    9:47 AM

    Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) A call by an Australian wildlife welfare body for help in the recovery of animals injured in wildfires which ravaged parts of Australia last week has seen an unprecedented international response Tuesday, thanks to social media. The affected native koala bears which normally live in trees

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  • Harris wants pace friendly wickets for World Cup
    9:41 AM

    Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) With the World Cup just a month away, Australia pacer Ryan Harris has expressed his disappointment and said he felt like a “bowling machine” on the batsman-friendly wickets. It was on these wickets that Australia captain Steven Smith and India captain Virat Kohli made tons of

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  • World Coach of Year a great honour, says German’s Low
    8:19 AM

    Geneva, Jan 13 (IANS) German football coach Joachim Low said being named the FIFA World Coach of the Year was “icing on the cake” after his team won the World Cup in Brazil. “Receiving this award after such a successful year is a huge honour for me. It’s like the

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  • Strong UN-Indian partneship good for world: Ban Ki-moon
    6:33 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday said India was among the biggest contributors to the UN peacekeeping missions and as such its partnership was important to the world body. “India is an important country for the UN. It is one of the biggest contributors to

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  • Vibrant Gujarat made world vibrate with dynamism: UN chief
    11:39 AM

    New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ was a “very good policy” and that the Vibrant Gujarat Summit made the whole world “vibrate with dynamism”. Addressing the 13th Sapru House Lecture organised by the Indian Council of World

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  • WICB president says World Cup squad picked on merit
    7:45 AM

    St George’s (Grenada), Jan 12 (IANS West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron has rejected claims that all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard were axed from the World Cup squad because of their roles in the controversial abandoned tour of India. Neither player was named in the 15-member squad

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  • China sweep Team TT World Cup crowns
    6:58 AM

    Dubai, Jan 12 (IANS) China swept the men’s and women’s titles at the Team Table Tennis World Cup at the Al-Nasr Sports Club here. The Chinese men’s team beat Austria 3-0 to win their sixth straight trophy Sunday, reports Xinhua. Chinese youngster Fan Zhendong beat Daniel Habesohn 3-0 and Olympic

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  • China win women’s TT team World Cup (updated)
    3:39 PM

    Dubai, Jan 11 (IANS) The Chinese women’s table tennis team won the gold medal in the Team World Cup, defeating North Korea 3-0 in the final Sunday. Zhu Yuling, Liu Shiwen and Ding Ning all won their games. Liu beat Ri Mi Gyong 3-2, while Zhu defeated Ri Myong Sun

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