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China's Harbin adds more Covid risk areas

Beijing, Dec 6 (IANS) Harbin, capital of China's Heilongjiang province, has designated five more neighbourhoods as medium-risk areas for Covid-19 due to a spike in the number of confirmed cases. The city's anti-epidemic headquarters on Saturday evening added three medium-risk areas starting from Sunday, reports Xinhua news agency. Harbin currently has more than 20 medium-risk areas across the city. The provincial health committee reported 10 locally transmitted Covid-19 cases on Saturday, all in

6 Dec 2021 10:01 am
William Shatner's space flight documented in Amazon special

Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) 'Star Trek' actor William Shatner's trip to space on the Blue Origin will be documented in the new Amazon special 'Shatner in Space', premiering on December 15 in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Other territories will be added in early 2022. The actor announced the one-hour special during a virtual panel for CCXP Worlds on Sunday. 'Shatner in Space' will give viewers an inside look at the before, during, and after of the historic trip that saw him be

6 Dec 2021 9:41 am
Alec Baldwin deletes Twitter account after interview about 'Rust' accident

Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Hollywood veteran star Alec Baldwin has deleted one of his two Twitter accounts following his tell-all interview about the shooting accident that took place on the set of the movie 'Rust'. Fox News was the first to notice that Baldwin's Twitter is gone on December 5. It's unclear why he decided to delete the account labeled @AlecBaldwin as neither the actor nor his representative has offered an explanation to his move, reports aceshowbiz.com. The star used to have two T

6 Dec 2021 9:41 am
Surge in Covid cases in 16 K'taka districts; restrictions likely on New Year, Christmas celebrations

Bengaluru, Dec 6 (IANS) Sixteen districts in Karnataka have seen a rise in the number of new Covid cases in the first week of December. As many as 500 students have tested positive in the recent past, causing a major worry for the authorities. Sources in the health department said that if the same trend continued then restrictions may be put during the New Year and Christmas celebrations. By November first week the Covid cases were on a decline and many districts, including those bordering Mahar

6 Dec 2021 9:41 am
Hamilton wins wild Saudi GP to set up F1 title showdown

Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Dec 6 (IANS) Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton beat Red Bull's Max Verstappen in a truly chaotic Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, which was restarted twice and in which the two title rivals collided with each other once again in the 2021 season. In one of the most dramatic races in living memory, Hamilton and Verstappen went wheel to wheel on several occasions at the Jeddah Corniche street circuit, with the Briton crashing into the back of the Dutchman at one point after a misun

6 Dec 2021 9:41 am
Ashes: Smith taking confidence from past performances against England

Brisbane [Australia], December 6 (ANI): Australia Test vice-captain Steve Smith has said that he is taking confidence from past performances against England and he is hopeful of putting on a good show in the upcoming Ashes. England and Australia will lock horns in five-match Ashes, beginning Wednesday at the Gabba, Brisbane. Chappell also said that Steve Smith as the vice-captain is a controversial choice. The last couple of years I've obviously had a bit of success against them. Sometimes you c

6 Dec 2021 9:35 am
Ashes: Smith being named Australia's vice-captain controversial, says Ian Chappell

Melbourne [Australia], December 6 (ANI): Former Australia captain Ian Chappell reckons England would need to leave a lasting impression in the first Test of the Ashes else Australia will have no difficulty in winning the series. England and Australia will lock horns in five-match Ashes, beginning Wednesday at the Gabba, Brisbane. Chappell also said that Steve Smith as the vice-captain is a controversial choice. This is the hardest Ashes series to decipher. First, there are the controversies to b

6 Dec 2021 9:35 am
Darren Gough set to be named Yorkshire's director of cricket

London [UK], December 6 (ANI): Former England pacer Darren Gough is set to be named Yorkshire's new director of cricket. The club is now trying to rebuild its structure in the wake of the sacking of the existing coaching and medical staff, reported ESPNcricinfo. Gough played county cricket for Yorkshire and he went on to take 453 first-class wickets in 15 years with the club. The pacer also scalped 229 wickets in 58 Test appearances for England, before finishing his career at Essex. Yorkshire Co

6 Dec 2021 9:35 am
After his Cherrapunji remarks, Jayasurya says I am proud about the ministers actions

Actor Jayasurya had criticized the PWD in the presence of Kerala state minister P A Muhammad Riyas during a public function, which found great media attention a few days back. Jayasurya reportedly said that those who pay road taxes deserve better roads and if the frequent rains are cited as the reason for the bad condition of roads, there would be no roads in Cherrapunji! After his remarks became controversial, Jayasurya explains what he said in a long Facebook post. According to him, he had ask

6 Dec 2021 9:34 am
After 'Sarpatta Parambarai', Kalaignar TV snaps 'Jai Bhim'!

After snapping the rights of Amazon Prime Video's original movie Sarpatta Parambarai, Kalaignar TV has snapped the satellite rights of Jai Bhim. Both these films have garnered a record number of videos for Amazon Prime Video. While Sarpatta Parambarai had its satellite premiere already, Jai Bhim will also be premiered soon. Featuring Arya in the lead, Pa.Ranjith's Sarpatta Parambarai fetched super positive reviews from the critics. Suriya's Jai Bhim also garnered critical acclaim from the leadin

6 Dec 2021 9:27 am
Selvaraghavan's film with Mohan G's is a thriller!

Maverick filmmaker Selvaraghavan seems to be concentrating more on his acting career, after being a part of two films. The director has made his debut as an actor with Saani Kaayidham costarring Keerthy Suresh, Selvaraghavan is also playing the antagonist in Thalapathy Vijay's Beast . Selvaraghavan has also now agreed to play the main lead in Draupathi and Rudhra Thaandavam filmmaker Mohan G's upcoming film. Touted to be a thriller, the film will be shot in Salem, Coimbatore, and Cuddalore. Moha

6 Dec 2021 9:25 am
Taylor Swift, St. Vincent dropped as Grammy nominees for Olivia Rodrigo's 'Sour' interpolation

Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Singers Taylor Swift and St. Vincent's names have been dropped as Grammy nominees for Olivia Rodrigo's 'Sour' interpolation. Swift was originally listed as a nominee for Rodrigo's album due to an interpolation on the latter artist's album, but the Recording Academy has now updated its list of nominees and excluded several names that previously were listed, reports variety.com. Also no longer nominated for being part of Rodrigo's 'Sour' songwriting team in the nomination

6 Dec 2021 9:21 am
Tom Holland to play Fred Astaire in upcoming biopic

Washington [US], December 6 (ANI): Actor Tom Holland has recently confirmed that he will portray the role of late legendary Hollywood icon Fred Astaire in an upcoming biopic by Sony Pictures. As per The Hollywood Reporter, the 25-year-old confirmed the news while promoting 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' at a London event. The script came in a week ago. I haven't read it yet; they haven't given it to me, he told the media. Further details like who is the writer of the project are not disclosed yet. An

6 Dec 2021 9:15 am
'The Boys' animated spin-off series 'Diabolical' announced

Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) An eight-episode pickup of 'Diabolical', an animated anthology series set in the same universe as the hit superhero show 'The Boys' has been announced by Amazon Prime Video. The production was confirmed through a video message featuring actor Karl Urban, who portrays Billy Butcher in 'The Boys', released during one of Amazon Prime Video's Comic-Con Experience 2021 virtual panels, reports variety.com. There is no question that you guys are the greatest fans in the world,

6 Dec 2021 9:01 am
New cases fall below 5,000 in S.Korea; 4-week toughened rules go into effect

Seoul, Dec 6 (IANS) South Korea's new coronavirus cases fell below 5,000 for the first time in three days Monday as the country reimposed toughened social distancing rules amid concerns over the spread of the omicron variant. The country added 4,325 new Covid-19 infections, raising the total caseload to 477,358, Yonhap news agency reported, citing the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency's (KDCA) figures. Daily infections soared to a record high of 5,352 cases on Saturday before falling t

6 Dec 2021 9:01 am
Health Minister reviews RT-PCR testing facilities at IGI airport

New Dec 6 (IANS) The Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday reviewed the RT-PCR testing facilities for passengers coming from abroad at the IGI airport. A total of 35 rapid RT-PCR testing machines are functional and with this the passengers screening and testing time will be reduced to even 30 minutes for the passengers coming from the abroad. Meanwhile, India has achieved the fully vaccination of over 50 per cent of the eligible population. The Health Minister in a tweet said,Congrat

6 Dec 2021 9:01 am
India's foreign exchange reserves down $2.71 bn

Mumbai: India's foreign exchange reserves fell by $2.71 billion during the week ended November 26. The Reserve Bank of India's forex reserves decreased to $637.687 billion from $640.401 billion reported for the week ended November 19. India's forex reserves comprise foreign currency assets (FCAs), gold reserves, SDRs, and the country's reserve position with the IMF. On a weekly basis, FCAs, the largest component of the forex reserves, edged lower by $1.048 billion to $574.664 billion. Similarly,

6 Dec 2021 8:50 am
India can lead the digital society: Mukesh Ambani

New Delhi: India can lead the Digital Society and become a global leader in its own right, said Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). Speaking at the InFinity Forum on Friday, Ambani said, This is just the beginning of what is going to be even more incredible, even more exciting, and even more beneficial. The world is going to be transformed by the 'Digital First' Revolution. The physical world will become subordinate to the digital world. Whatever pro

6 Dec 2021 8:42 am
Global Covid caseload tops 265.8 mn

Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) The global coronavirus caseload has topped 265.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.25 million and vaccination to over 8.17 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Monday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and the death toll stood at 265,824,521 and 5,255,456, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered was 8,172,059,

6 Dec 2021 8:41 am
Global action needed to regulate technology like cryptocurrency: Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said collective global action is the only way to regulate the evolving technologies, including the cryptocurrencies. Speaking at the InFinity Forum organised by Bloomberg and IFSCA, Sitharaman noted that no country has found a one-point formula to regulate technology such as cryptocurrency. Even as we are thinking about at a national level, there should simultaneously be a global mechanism through which we are constantly monitoring the mov

6 Dec 2021 8:37 am
Benigno Hernandez, Thomas Gronnemark round off AIFF Virtual International Coaching Conference

New Delhi [India], December 6 (ANI): The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Virtual International Coaching Conference 2021 has come to an end with the last two sessions conducted by Benigno Hernandez, a professor and digital content creator at MBP school of coaches, and Thomas Gronnemark, the throw-in coach for Liverpool FC, and many other professional clubs. Benigno Hernandez, who works as a professor at MBP school of coaches in Barcelona, Spain, conducted the first session following the afte

6 Dec 2021 8:35 am
Tata Teleservices' shares almost doubled in a month with multiple upper circuits

New Delhi: Shares of Tata Teleservices have nearly doubled its investors' money in the past one month. Accordingly, shares of the company have risen from Rs 67 in early November to Rs 130 on Friday's session close. Mumbai-based Tata Teleservices, a subsidiary of the Tata Group, deals in broadband, telecommunications and cloud services. Notably, the shares of the company hit the 5 per cent upper circuit for several consecutive days in the recent past. It is important to note that the rise in shar

6 Dec 2021 8:30 am
Subdued demand reduced freight rates for mining, cement, steel in November: Crisil

New Delhi: Freight rates for mining, cement, and steel have seen some corrections on-month in November as infrastructure-building activities were subdued, ratings agency Crisil said. However, the fall in rates is not significant in comparison with the reduction in duties for diesel. But this correction is not significantly more than the fall in diesel price in the case of cement. The situation needs to be monitored for the next one-two months, it added. The Centre on November 3 reduced excise du

6 Dec 2021 8:26 am
Rupee Forecast: Lower oil prices to counter Omicron fears; yet rupee to remain subdued

Mumbai: Concerns over new Covid-19 variant Omicron, as well as continued foreign fund outflows, will keep Indian rupee subdued during the upcoming week. Besides, rising trade deficit along with fears of US tapering measures are likely to hamper any appreciation move. However, the downside will be capped by lower oil prices. Rising trade deficit and taper had it's toll on rupee. Continuos FPI pull out from equities has been countered by IPO inflows so far, and may continue for some more time, sai

6 Dec 2021 8:18 am
Cases of Omicron variant rise to 11 in Israel

Jerusalem, Dec 6 (IANS) The number of Omicron Covid-19 variant cases in Israel rose from seven to 11 on Sunday, the Israeli Health Ministry said in a statement. Two of the four new cases are passengers who have recently returned from France. Both of them have received three shots of the Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19, Xinhua news agency reported. The third case is a patient who was also vaccinated with three Pfizer doses, and was infected with the variant after coming into contact with a passen

6 Dec 2021 8:01 am
Saudi Arabia GP: Hamilton beats Verstappen in controversial race to draw equal on points

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], December 6 (ANI): Lewis Hamilton won a controversial debut Saudi Arabian Grand Prix from pole position ahead of Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas amid two red-flag stoppages. The result means the two championship protagonists go to the Abu Dhabi finale level on points. Hamilton led Bottas and Verstappen - who shrugged off his qualifying crash - at the start but on Lap 10, Mick Schumacher spun and hit the Turn 23 barriers. The Safety Car soon turned into a red flag, crucia

6 Dec 2021 7:35 am
Vietnam reports 14,314 new Covid cases

Hanoi, Dec 6 (IANS) Vietnam reported 14,314 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, including 14,312 locally transmitted and two imported, according to its Ministry of Health. Most of the community cases were reported in southern localities, including 1,491 in Ho Chi Minh City, 1,132 in Can Tho province, and 792 in Tay Ninh province, Xinhua news agency reported. The infections brought the country's total tally to 1,309,092 with 26,260 deaths, said the ministry. Nationwide, as many as 1,009,277 Covid-19 pa

6 Dec 2021 3:01 am
Market Forecast: Omicron concerns, MPC review to steer equities

Mumbai: RBI's upcoming monetary policy review along with the release of key macro economic data points will steer the key equity indices next week. Moreover, direction of foreign fund flows, as well as concerns over Covid-19's new variant Omicron's impact on growth will influence investor sentiments. The monetary policy review is slated for December 6-8. It is widely expected that RBI's MPC will maintain a status-quo in the key lending rates. At present, the MPC of the central bank has maintaine

5 Dec 2021 11:56 pm
Equity indices fall on profit booking, Covid concerns; oil stocks down

New Delhi: Profit booking subdued India's key equity indices -- S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 -- during Friday's post-noon trade session. The key indices rose in the first few minutes of the day's trade, but soon ceded gains and later went into the negative territory as recent upsurges triggered a bout of profit booking. Globally, stocks were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after a broad rally on Wall Street. Similarly, European shares opened firmer. On the domestic front, volumes were a bit hi

5 Dec 2021 11:54 pm
Profit booking subdues indices; telecom stocks down

New Delhi: Profit booking subdued India's key equity indices S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 during Friday's post-noon trade session. Accordingly, the recent upsurges in the market triggered a bout of profit booking. Besides, volumes continued to be subdued. Amongst sectors, Metals, Capital Goods have risen the most, while Telecom and Healthcare have lost the most. At 1.30 p.m., the S&P BSE Sensex traded at 57,994.65 points, down 0.80 per cent from its previous close of 58,461 points. Similarly,

5 Dec 2021 11:52 pm
Two relatives of Gujarat's first Omicron case test Covid positive

Gandhinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) Two relatives of the Gujarat's first Omicron case, a Zimbabwe resident in Jamnagar, were diagnosed as Covid positive on Sunday, and have been isolated and their samples sent for genome sequencing. Nodal officer for Covid at GG Hospital, Jamnagar, Dr. S Chatterjee told IANS that after the 72-year-old Zimbabwe resident's results turning out to be Omicron positive, we had taken fresh samples from his close contacts and sent them for Covid-19 test. Out of them, we have got

5 Dec 2021 9:41 pm
Manchester United have commited 'mortal sin': Ten Hag on Van de Beek treatment

Manchester [UK], December 5 (ANI): AFC Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag said Manchester United has committed a mortal sin with their treatment of Donny van de Beek. In September 2020, United roped in Van de Beek for 35 million ($46m) from Ajax on a five-year contract. The midfielder who was a vital part of the Ajax team found regular opportunities hard to come by at Old Trafford. Beek came through the ranks of the Ajax youth system, making his senior debut in 2015. He played a key role as Ajax reach

5 Dec 2021 9:35 pm
Junior Hockey WC: India didn't convert the momentum into goals, says coach Reid

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], December 5 (ANI): Indian men's hockey team coach Graham Reid feels the hosts failed to convert their chances in the FIH Junior World Cup match in Bhubaneshwar on Sunday. France defeated defending champions India 3-1 in the third-place match of the showpiece event on Sunday. For France, Timothee Clement was the star of the evening, as their captain scored his fourth hat-trick of the tournament. He ended the Junior World Cup with 14 goals against his name. Sudeep was

5 Dec 2021 9:35 pm
Karnataka Police get off to winning start, defeat Haryana Police 5-3

Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) Hosts Karnataka Police got off to a rollicking start here at the ongoing 70th All India Police Hockey Championship 2021 on Sunday. Led by NB Pradeep, Karnataka Police defeated the formidable Haryana Police 5-3 in a thrilling pool D encounter. Playing in front of a packed home stadium, which also included Olympic hero and Dhyan Chand awardee Manuel Frederick, Karnataka Police made an attacking start with Skipper Pradeep fetching an early 1-0 lead with a brilliant goal in t

5 Dec 2021 9:21 pm
Research: Healthier diets liked to lower greenhouse gas emissions

Leeds [UK], December 5 (ANI): Healthier and nutritious diets are often more environmentally sustainable, according to a new study by the University of Leeds led by Dr Holly Rippin. The research was published in the 'PLOS ONE Journal'. Food production is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for about one-third of emissions worldwide. Previous research suggested that environmentally sustainable diets are often also less processed, less energy-dense, and more nutritious. However,

5 Dec 2021 9:20 pm
Longtime Grand Ole Opry member Stonewall Jackson dies at 89

Washington [US], December 5 (ANI): Musician Stonewall Jackson, a Grand Ole Opry member who had a longtime career in country music, has died at the age of 89. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jackson passed away on Saturday following a battle with vascular dementia, the Grand Ole Opry confirmed. Born in Tabor City, North Carolina, Jackson was then raised in Georgia before heading to Nashville. He was known for his classic country singles that charted on the Hot Country Songs chart, including

5 Dec 2021 9:15 pm
9 of family test positive for Omicron in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Dec 5 (IANS) A four-member family, who had come to Jaipur from South Africa, and five of their relatives, have tested positive for Omicron variant of coronavirus, officials said on Sunday. Genome sequencing reports of the nine people came positive on Sunday. After travelling from South Africa, the family of four - a couple and their two children - reached Jaipur, via Dubai and Mumbai, on November 25 and attended a wedding at City Palace. Subsequently, they tested Covid positive and have

5 Dec 2021 9:01 pm
Omicron spread: Maha logs 7 new cases, heightens scrutiny

Pune, Dec 5 (IANS) The Covid-19 variant Omicron has cropped up more in Maharashtra with 7 new cases detected in Pune, including 3 minors, health officials said on Sunday. While three infectees arrived here from Lagos, Nigeria, one had recently travelled to Finland, and three others are their close contacts who have tested positive for Omicron. According to the officials, a 44-year-old woman, a Nigerian citizen of Indian origin, along with her two daughters, aged 18 and 12, arrived here on Novemb

5 Dec 2021 9:01 pm
Omicron not soaring hospital admissions at alarming rate: Ramphosa

Johannesburg, Dec 5 (IANS) The super mutant Omicron is not driving hospital admissions at an alarming rate, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday. Ramaphosa sought to allay fears of possible heightened dangers of the Omicron variant by sharing the contents of his regular briefings with Health Minister Joe Phaahla, local media reported. He said Phaahla told him that while the variant appears more transmissible, hospital admissions tell a different story. Our hospital admissions

5 Dec 2021 9:01 pm
West Indies captain Kieron Pollard out of Pakistan tour due to hamstring injury

St John's (Antigua), Dec 5 (IANS) Cricket West Indies (CWI) said on Sunday that captain Kieron Pollard is out of the white-ball tour of Pakistan later in the month due to not recovering from a hamstring injury which he sustained during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. It also announced Devon Thomas and Rovman Powell as Pollards replacements in the ODI and T20I squads respectively. Pollard will undergo rehabilitation work in Trinidad, under the supervision of CWI's Chief Medical O

5 Dec 2021 9:01 pm
Junior Hockey World Cup: France beat India to get third place

Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 (IANS) Defending Champions India suffered a crushing 1-3 defeat against France in the bronze medal match in the 2021 FIH Junior Men's Hockey World Cup, here on Sunday. French skipper Timothy Clement, who won the player of the match, scored a hat-trick against India to lead France to a podium finish at the Kalinga Stadium. From India, only Sudeep managed to score a goal while Clement with his brilliant display of hockey managed to get a hat-trick in the match. Earlier, India su

5 Dec 2021 9:01 pm
IND vs NZ, 2nd Test: All eyes again on Rachin Ravindra

Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) India will be keeping a wary eye on New Zealand batter Rachin Ravindra, who along with last man Ajaz Patel had defied India for nearly 10 overs and denied the hosts victory in the first Test of the series in Kanpur. Ravindra is again in the middle at stumps on the third day of the second and final Test at the Wankhede here on Sunday, batting on two along with Henry Nicholls (36) as New Zealand stare down a barrell, having 400 more runs to score to win this match. Ravindra ha

5 Dec 2021 8:41 pm
Captaincy will be a huge challenge for Cummins, says former Australia pacer Gillespie

Adelaide, Dec 5 (IANS) Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie said on Sunday that Test captaincy will be a huge challenge for pacer Pat Cummins. He added that Cummins will depend on some senior players during his captaincy, which is the reason why Steve Smith was made the vice-captain. Cummins was made the 47th captain of Australia's Test side after Tim Paine stepped down due to an off-field scandal. Smith, who completed his leadership ban after the Sandpaper saga of 2018, was made his deputy ah

5 Dec 2021 8:41 pm
Sindhu needs to work on her leg movement: Former Indian shuttler Malvinder Dhillon

New Delhi [India], December 5 (ANI): Former Indian badminton player and coach Malvinder Dhillon said that PV Sindhu needs to work on her leg movements to compete against South Korean shuttler An Se Young in future tournaments. Sindhu came up short in the finals of the BWF World Tour Finals as she got defeated by An Se Young 21-16, 21-12 in the final match on Sunday that lasted for just 39 minutes. Speaking to ANI, Malvinder Dhillon said, I have seen yesterday's match and this Korean girl is real

5 Dec 2021 8:35 pm
Viktor Axelsen lift BWF World Tour Finals title after thrashing Kunlavut Vitidsarn

Bali [Indonesia], December 5 (ANI): The world number one Viktor Axelsen on Sunday defeated Thailand's Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the summit clash to clinch the BWF World Tour Finals in Bali. The reigning Olympic champion thrashed Vitidsarn by 21-12, 21-8 in just 43 minutes to wrap up the men's singles title. It was tough going at the start but the Danish shuttler who was the man on a mission took the first game of the men's singles final 21-12. He closed out the opener in 21 minutes. The second game

5 Dec 2021 8:35 pm
Police Hockey C'ship: Hosts Karnataka off to a winning start, beat Haryana 5-3

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], December 5 (ANI): Hosts Karnataka got off to a rollicking start here at the ongoing 70th All India Police Hockey Championship 2021 on Sunday. Led by NB Pradeep, Karnataka Police defeated the formidable Haryana Police 5-3 in a thrilling Pool D encounter. Playing in front of a packed home stadium, which also included Olympic hero and Dhyan Chand awardee Manuel Frederick, Karnataka Police made an attacking start with skipper Pradeep fetching an early 1-0 lead with a b

5 Dec 2021 8:35 pm
Injured Pollard ruled out of Pakistan tour, Shai Hope to lead WI in ODIs

St John's [Antigua], December 5 (ANI): West Indies white-ball skipper Kieron Pollard has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming tour of Pakistan as the hamstring injury he sustained in the ICC men's T20 World Cup has unfortunately not recovered in time. The Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel has named the experienced Devon Thomas, as the replacement in the ODI squad while all-rounder Rovman Powell, is the replacement in the T20 International (T20I) squad. Cricket West Indies said Polla

5 Dec 2021 8:35 pm
Test hundred is always special, this one will remain forever so, says Mayank Agarwal

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 5 (ANI): India opening batter Mayank Agarwal on Sunday said the century against New Zealand in the ongoing second Test will remain with him forever. Mayank had registered a century on Day 1 of the ongoing second Test against New Zealand on Friday. This was Mayank's fourth Test ton and the batter bettered his score as he hit 150 on Day Two of the second Test. Grit, Determination & Resilience. A test hundred is always special and this one will remain forever

5 Dec 2021 8:35 pm
Odisha govt felicitates Sunita Lakra for her contribution to Indian hockey

Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 (IANS) The Odisha government felicitated Sunita Lakra for tremendous contribution to Indian women's hockey, here on Sunday. On behalf of Odisha government, Chairman of Odisha Hockey Promotion Council, Dilip Tirkey felicitated her at the Kalinga Stadium on the last day of ongoing Junior Men's Hockey World Cup, in presence of Odisha Sports Secretary R. Vineel Krishna. Sunita Lakra who hails from Odisha has been an integral part of Indian Women's Hockey. She had captained India d

5 Dec 2021 8:21 pm
Omicron rears up in Maha, 7 cases detected in Pune

Pune, Dec 5 (IANS) Covid-19's new variant Omicron has gripped Maharashtra with seven new cases detected in Pune, including three minors, health officials said here on Sunday. While 3 infected people arrived here from Africa, three others were their close contacts who have tested positive for Omicron, and one had recently travelled to Finland. All are said to be stable and currently under treatment at the Jijamata Hospital in Pimpri-Chinchwad. The state health authorities have been keeping an eag

5 Dec 2021 8:01 pm