Daily Archives: Monday, December 10th, 2012

Selectors wield the axe as India lose by 7 wickets

Kolkata: Stung by two successive defeats on home soil, the national selectors cracked the whip on Sunday by axing veteran pace spearhead Zaheer Khan and batsman Yuvraj Singh from the squad for the fourth and final Test against England starting on Thursday. India lost the third Test to England by seven wickets here on Sunday, the final day of the match, with the visitors [Full Article...]

Yuvi, Bhajji have been made scapegoats: Sunny

New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said, on Sunday, that veteran pacer Zaheer Khan’s omission from the squad for fourth Test was on expected lines, but Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh were made “soft targets.” “If you ask me, Zaheer’s exclusion was expected but I believe that Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh have been made scapegoats,” Gavaskar commented about the squad for the [Full Article...]

India must focus hard on Test cricket

By Ian Botham  The Indian lower order’s resilience ensured play on the fifth day and though not an innings defeat, this was another comprehensive Test win by England. A win at Eden Gardens is a great feeling. What this does is narrow the points gap between England and the number one side South Africa. Over the last couple of years, the English team and [Full Article...]

Shillong Cricket Association celebrates 75 years

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: Cricket, an English game but played all over the world, has come a long way in the state of Meghalaya. Cricket has been played in what is now Meghalaya for over a century and the sport that is now played by thousands of youth in the state started in an organised manner with the establishment of the Shillong Cricket Association [Full Article...]

‘Gujarat’s ‘development’ touches select few’

Vansada (Gujarat): Faulting the BJP government in Gujarat for failing to sustain balanced growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Sunday that the state’s development had only benefited only a few. Addressing an election rally, Manmohan Singh said: “The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has proved to be incompetent. The fruits of development have not trickled down.” He said Gujarat could only claim to [Full Article...]

Yeddyurappa formally launches KJP

Haveri (Kar): Opening a new chapter in Karnataka politics, former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Sunday formally launched Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) and took over as its President at a massive rally here in North Karnataka. In a potential sign of trouble for the BJP government in the state, at least 10 ruling party MLAs attended the rally ignoring the party warnings to [Full Article...]

Death of animals worrying Zoo authorites

Mysore: The centaury-old Mysore Zoo, which has been attracting attention for various reasons, is in the limelight for a different reason now what with 38 animals reported dead since April this year. The total percentage of deaths as on November 30 rose to 2.7 per cent. However, there is significant improvement in the health management system of the animals in this zoo, according to [Full Article...]

‘Most Indians ignorant about privacy issues’

New Delhi: Giving an insight into privacy perceptions in India in the wake of huge development in the IT sector, one of the first studies on the subject says a majority of people are ignorant about various privacy issues related to the Internet and online social media, including Facebook. “About 75 per cent of the participants had never read the privacy policy on any [Full Article...]