Daily Archives: Sunday, February 19th, 2012

India aim to stifle cornered Aussies

BRISBANE: Australia’s back-to-back losses have thrown the ODI tri-series open and a revitalised India would look to corner the struggling and injury-hit hosts when the two sides clash in the critical second phase of the league on Sunday. Pleasantly surprised to see themselves atop the table at the halfway stage, India are aware the arduous climb would only begin in earnest from now on. [Full Article...]

India maul minnows Singapore 15-1

New Delhi: It was expected to be a one-sided affair and it turned out to be one as favourites India routed minnows Singapore 15-1 to mark a grand opening to their campaign in the men’s hockey Olympic Qualification tournament here on Saturday. The 41st ranked Singaporeans, who came in as a late replacement for the United States and comprise mostly university students with little [Full Article...]

Del Potro storms into Rotterdam final

ROTTERDAM: Juan Martin del Potro mowed down a surprisingly listless Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-1 to reach the final of the Rotterdam Open on Saturday. The Argentine third seed needed just an hour and a quarter as he handed Berdych a first defeat indoors this season, following an eight-game winning run for the Czech that included this month’s Montpellier trophy. Berdych barely registered in the [Full Article...]

Kaneria vows to clear his name

KARACHI: Under the cloud of spot-fixing controversy, Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has vowed to do everything in his control to get his name cleared in the scandal, which has led to the jail sentence of county bowler Mervyn Westfield. Former Essex fast bowler Westfield was handed over a jail sentence of four months by a London court on Friday, after he admitted receiving £6,000 [Full Article...]

PC appeals Reangs to return to Mizoram

Reang children at a relief camp. (EP) From Our correspondent AGARTALA: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday appealed to displaced Reang refugees from Mizoram to return to their homeland without any delay for beginning life afresh. “Your problem will not be solved unless all the refugees get back to homeland,” he told the refugee leaders in a meeting at Gachirampara community hall in North Tripura’s Kanchanpur subdivision. Assuring full support [Full Article...]

Could have been a better tennis player than a politician: PC

Agartala: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram quips he could have shined better as a tennis player than as a politician and that “perhaps I have chosen a wrong path”. “I used to play tennis during my days in college and my track record was good. Had I been in tennis court, I could have done better than politics. “Perhaps I have chosen a wrong [Full Article...]

Uneasy calm prevails in Nagaland

From Our Correspondent Guwahati: Friday’s killing of a member of Naga rebel group NSCN-K in Kohima has once again proved that ‘peace’ in Nagaland is passing through a testing time. The cadres of the rebel groups in truce with government of India continue to move around freely brandishing weapons under the nose of state police and security forces in sharp violation of ceasefire ground [Full Article...]

Satellite townships need of the hour: Rio

Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Saturday stressed on the need of Satellite township and suburban development. Inaugurating the Kohima Village Development Road (VDB) Link Road of Rural Development Block Kohima constructed under MGNREGS from Ruliezou (Indira Gandhi Stadium) National Highway 2 to Seithogei on National Highway 29, Mr Rio felt that people should have better and proper planning with positive thinking to [Full Article...]