Daily Archives: Monday, February 20th, 2012

Ar-Hima beat Samity to keep hopes alive

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: Babatunde Badmus scored yet another hat trick to keep Ar-Hima’s chances of qualifying for the final round of the Second Division I-League alive as they beat Southern Samity 4-2 in Silchar on Sunday. Ar-Hima would be through to the final round if group toppers United Sikkim manage to beat or hold Aizwal FC on Monday. Shrouded amidst controversies after Friday’s [Full Article...]

Clinical India maul Italy 8-1in Oly qualifiers

New Delhi: India continued their goal-scoring spree and predictably walloped minnows Italy 8-1 in a one-sided match of the men’s hockey Olympic Qualification tournament, here on Sunday. After their 15-1 drubbing of Singapore Saturday night, India’s match against Italy was also expected to be a high-scoring affair and it turned out to be one as the home team toyed with the Italian defence in [Full Article...]

Clueless India mauled at Brisbane

Brisbane: A listless India’s batting failed miserably as they slumped to a massive 110-run defeat in a cricket tri-series match against Australia, who managed to get a bonus point, here on Sunday. Chasing Australia’s mammoth 288 for five, largely built around a blistering onslaught in the last 10 overs, India never really recovered after the three early jolts to fold up for 178 in [Full Article...]

‘Top three together would affect fielding’

MSD backs rotation policy Brisbane: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday backed the team’s rotation policy in the top order, saying the top three batsmen were not playing each game because they are slow on the field. Dhoni explained the reasons why Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir are not playing all the games together, even as India lost the tri-series game [Full Article...]

Binning wins Mawana Sugars Indian Open Marathon

New Delhi: Army Man Binning Lyngkhoi from Meghalaya and Uttar Pradesh’s Sukanya Mall added second Mawana Sugars Indian Open Marathon titles to their list, as they beat a strong field in both sections to emerge winners here on Sunday. Both Lyngkhoi and Sukanya received Rs. 2.5 lakhs each and Mawana sugar cubes equivalent to their weight. The 25-year-old Lyngkhoi, who trained in Army Institute [Full Article...]

Syrian forces fire on anti-Assad crowd in capital

AMMAN/BEIRUT: Syrian security forces have fired on a huge protest against President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, opposition activists said, shortly after a Chinese envoy appealed for a halt to 11 months of violence. The shooting took place on Saturday at the funerals of three youths killed a day earlier in an anti-Assad protest that was one of the biggest in the capital since a [Full Article...]

Waheed appoints Gayoom’s daughter in key foreign ministry

Male: Maldives’ new President, Mohamed Waheed on Sunday expanded his cabinet and gave the key foreign ministry portfolio to a daughter of former autocratic leader Maumoon Gayoom amid demands by ousted leader Mohammed Nasheed for fixing an early date for polls. Waheed appointed Sheikh Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed as the Minister of Islamic Affairs and Mohamed Muizzu as the Minister of Housing and Environment. [Full Article...]

Memo probe panel official leaves for UK

Islamabad: Ahead of Mansoor Ijaz’s February 22 testimony over the memo issue, a key official of a Pakistani judicial panel probing the scandal has left for London to supervise arrangements for the controversial Pakistani-American businessman to depose via a video link. Magistrate Raja Jawad Abbas, the Secretary of the Supreme Court-appointed commission, will check arrangements made at the Pakistan High Commission in London for [Full Article...]