New Delhi, May 23 -- Fixing is so rife in the domestic T20 league that players on opposing sides in one match were on different bookies' payrolls, a high-level police source said on Wednesday. This led to a situation that would have been funny if it hadn't been so scandalous: batsmen on each side had cut deals with bookies to lose the game. The side batting first notched up a meagre total that it fully expected would ensure defeat. But the team batting second outdid their rivals by makingeven fewer runs, and duly lost. ... More »A T20 match both teams fiercely fought to lose
India, May 23 -- Janta Party president Dr Subramaniyam Swami on Wednesday asked people of Kashmir to "forget Pakistan and live like true Indians"."The Kashmir problem is (Pt Jawaharlal) Nehru's special gift to India. India, however, is not going to compromise on Kashmir. It is our part and we will take back that part of Kashmir as well which has been occupied by Pakistan illegally," he said in a press conference in Srinagar on Wednesday. ... More »Forget Pak, live like true Indian: Swami to Kashmiris
India, May 23 -- Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said the call on the party's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 polls will be taken by its parliamentary board at an 'appropriate' time after consultations with NDA partners.She made the declaration at a joint news conference with Arun Jaitley on Wednesday."Whether we will have a face (PM candidate) or not and if we decide to have a face, who it will be, these issues will be decided by the BJP parliamentary board at an appropriate time. ... More »BJP split over PM candidate, Sushma seeks talks with allies
New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): Listing the achievements of the UPA-II government, Prime Minsiter Manmohan Singh said that in the coming year they will report directly to the people to seek a renewed mandate. More »UPA-II report card promises growth over 6%, investigation of Coalgate
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Marking nine years of the UPA government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday promised to build "an economically resurgent and socially just India" and unveil a transparent regime to do away with corruption. More »With Sonia backing, PM vows to build better India
Mumbai, May 23 -- When the first ICC Champions Trophy was played 13 seasons ago, the Men in Blue were grappling with the fixing menace. On the eve of the last edition, set to begin within a week in England, Indian cricket is again mired in the same controversy. It was in 2000 that the infamous match-fixing scandal broke out, which led to the end of the careers of some prominent names, including Mohammad Azharuddin. Since last week, the sport is in the news for the spot-fixing scandal linked to the Indian Twenty20 League. Ironically, the Delhi Police unearthed the scandal on both occasions. ... More »Will 'Champions' win back the fans?
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By Carey Gillam and Ian Simpson MOORE, Oklahoma (Reuters) - Tornado survivors thanked God, sturdy closets and luck in explaining how they lived through the colossal twister that devastated an Oklahoma town and killed 24 people, an astonishingly low toll given the extent of destruction. At least one family took refuge in a bathtub and some people shut themselves in underground shelters built into their houses when the powerful storm tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday. ... More »Oklahoma tornado victims astounded at how they survived
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Delhi Lokayukta Manmohan Sarin Wednesday came down heavily on Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for misusing public money to "gain favour" for her and her political party ahead of the assembly polls in 2008. More »Dikshit misused public money: Lokayukta
By Peter Griffiths and Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - A young man with bloodied hands holds a knife and a meat cleaver soaked in blood as he faces the camera to say he has just killed a soldier on a London street in retaliation for the deaths of Muslims killed by British troops in faraway lands. As the man speaks, a woman in a blue skirt pulls a shopping cart down the pavement towards him, glances briefly in the direction of a corpse lying in the road, and walks right past the man, apparently oblivious to the bloody weapons in his hand. ... More »Hands soaked in blood, London knifeman declares his creed on video
London, May 23 (ANI): UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and India-origin PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi figure among the top 10 in the list of most powerful women globally. More »Sonia Gandhi, Nooyi among Indians in Forbes world's top 100 'Most Powerful Women List'
Under unrelenting attack on more than one count, one would expect Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to be wilting. No way! On the night he released his government's report card, nine years after he came to head the world's largest democracy, Manmohan Singh was visibly cool. More »For one under pressure, Manmohan is confidence personified
Mumbai, May 23 -- Vindoo Dara Singh claimed to the police that he had gone to watch a T20 league match in Chennai on an invitation from Gurunath Meiyappan, principal and co-owner of the Chennai Super Kings, who is also the son-in-law of BCCI president N Srinivasan. During that match last month, Vindoo was seen seated next to the wife of CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sakshi. A senior crime branch officer however said they had no plans to question Sakshi. ... More »Vindoo was invited to match by Gurunath: Police
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The once confident Amar Singh was a pale shadow of his old self when the UPA celebrated nine years in power at the residence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. More »Amar Singh cuts sorry figure at PM residence
SYDNEY, May 23, 2013 (AFP) - Australian opener David Warner said Thursday he regretted not keeping a lid on his outrage but maintained he had to defend himself after his image was used in a report condemning the Indian Premier League. More »Cricket: Warner sorry over rant, but defends himself
New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the appointment of new Comptroller and Auditor General and former defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma. More »PIL filed in Supreme Court challenging Shashi Kant Sharma's appointment as CAG