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Indian, Windies stars look to rock US as ICC eyes new market
FORT LAUDERDALE: Cricket will seek to reach out to the untapped American market when the sport's most followed practitioners, India, lock horns with the West Indies in their maiden international game in the US here tomorrow.
The two Twenty20 Internationals over the weekend will be the first instance of India being involved in a competitive match in the USA.
Jaisha's illness delays Ministry probe into official apathy
BENGALURU: The probe into allegations of official apathy levelled by Olympian marathon runner O P Jaisha has been delayed as the athlete is recovering from Swine Flu and will need at least a week's rest.
Jaisha, who returned from Rio with fever and body ache last week, was hospitalised yesterday after she tested positive for H1N1, two days after another athlete Sudha Singh was found to be suffering from the same disease.
RBI norms on corporate bonds credit positive, says Moody's
NEW DELHI: Reserve Bank's guidelines on corporate bond issuance will enhance liquidity and are credit positive, Moody's Investors Service said today.
Further, the new guidelines permitting banks to issue Basel-III compliant additional tier 1 (core capital) and tier II (mainly debt) securities by way of rupee-denominated bonds overseas are credit positive because they will help create an alternative funding source for the banks' capital needs, it said.
Sensex begins new series on muted note, Fed summit eyed
MUMBAI: Markets fell on the first session of the new F&O series today with the BSE Sensex down 54 points at 27,782.25 as investors chose to stay on the sidelines ahead of a speech by the US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
On a weekly basis, the Sensex fell 294.75 points or 1.04 per cent and the NSE Nifty slipped 94.35 points or 1.08 per cent. Both the indexes posted second straight weekly losses.
Pak regrets India's rejection of 'discuss Kashmir' proposal
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today "regretted" India's virtual rejection of its proposal for talks on Kashmir even as it briefed the ambassadors of the P-5 and European Union countries about the situation there in yet another attempt to internationalise the issue.
Dhaka cafe attack mastermind, two others killed in B'desh
DHAKA: Bangladesh police Saturday killed Dhaka cafe attack 'mastermind' Canadian-Bangladeshi Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury and his two associates during an encounter at the militants' hideout near the national capital.
"The gunfight erupted this morning after police started raiding a building at Naraynganj's Pikeparha," Counter-terrorism Unit's Additional Deputy Commissioner Sanowar Hossain was quoted as saying by the bdnews24.com.
Don't remain in denial mode on support to cross-border terror: India to Pak
NEW DELHI: India today asked Pakistan not to remain in a "denial" mode regarding its support to cross- border terrorism as the war of words between the two countries intensified.
In his latest response to his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry's fresh invitation of August 19 for talks, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar once again emphasised on the need for earliest possible vacation of Islamabad's illegal occupation of PoK and conveyed that not just India but the larger region is aware that Pakistan is actually a "prime perpetrator" of terrorism.
Whistleblower to hand over data disk to Australia
NEW DELHI: The ‘whistleblower’ behind the Scorpene document leak will hand over the disk containing thousands of pages of data detailing the Indian submarine’s stealth and warfare capabilities, to the Australian government on Monday, The Australian newspaper said on Friday.
CPM Wayanad district secretary Bhaskaran dies
KALPETTA: Noted trade union leader and CPM Wayanad district secretary C Bhaskaran (66) died here Saturday at a private hospital in the district. He was undergoing treatment for liver ailments for quite some time.
Vigilance is not a caged parrot now, says Jacob Thomas
KOCHI: Vigilance director DGP Jacob Thomas said a strong probe would be conducted on the revelation of S P Sukesan in the bar case if the court directs. The vigilance is not a caged parrot now, he said while talking to reporters here.