World

Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul Under Attack By Four Gunmen

"Four attackers are inside the building," an official at the National Directorate of Security (NDS) spy agency told AFP.

World

Britain Able to Have Bespoke Deal with EU: French President Emmanuel Macron

Macron has said in past Britain could have pacts with the EU along with the lines of those with Canada or Norway but not its own, special deal.

Business

IMF, World Bank Laud RBI for 'Strengthening' Supervision

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank had released two separate main Reports of the 2017 India Financial Sector Assessment Programme (FSAP) in December 2017.

World

Donald Trump's Dealmaker Image Tarnished by US Govt Shutdown

Trump, who in July 2016 said: "Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it," has asserted that past government shutdowns were the fault of the person in the White House.

World

North to Send Delegation to Prepare for Olympics on Sunday: South Korea Ministry

The North's participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea's Pyeongchang has been interpreted as an apparent diplomatic breakthrough after months of high tension over the North's nuclear and missile programme.

Cricket

Blind Cricket World Cup: India Beat Pakistan by 2 Wickets to Lift Title

India created history as they beat Pakistan by two wickets to lift their second Blind Cricket World Cup title, in Sharjah on Saturday.

World

At UNSC, India, US Join Hands To Slam Pakistan Over Terror Breeding Grounds on Its Soil

Pakistan remained in denial mode and continued its rhetoric against India by raising the issue of Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer who was captured in March last year and sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on the charge of esp

World

Afghanistan: Gunmen Attack Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel

Interior ministry spokesperson Najib Danish said the attacker appeared to be suicide bombers. No terror organisation took the responsibility for the attack.

Mumbai

Usain Bolt was great talent and fantastic for athletics: Sergey Bubka

Sergey Bubka dominated pole vault for over a decade; in the European Championships (Outdoor and Indoor), the World Championships and World Indoor, won the Olympic Gold Medal in Seoul in 1988, and brok...

World

Military Operation in Syria's Afrin has Started, Tayyip Erdogan Says

Speaking to the members of his ruling AK Party in the western province of Kutahya, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan did not specify if that meant Turkish troops had crossed the border.

Cricket

Cricket Association of Bengal hails World Cup winning Blind Cricket team

Cricket Association of Bengal joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya said that the BCCI should initiate steps to promote talented cricketers.

World

Yemen's Houthis Fire Ballistic Missile Toward Saudi Arabia

The Iranian-aligned Houthis have launched scores of missiles at the kingdom. While causing little serious damage, they have deepened tensions between Riyadh and Tehran.

World

Rohingyas Seek Safety, Citizenship Guarantees from Myanmar Govt Before Repatriation

The petition is the latest indication of the challenges ahead for Bangladesh and Myanmar as they try to engineer the return of refugees who fear continued military operations in Rakhine State and are dismayed about the prospect of a prolonged stay in "tem

World

China Says US Warship Violated Sovereignty by Sailing Near South China Sea

The US vessel "violated China's sovereignty and security interests", and put the safety of nearby Chinese vessels "under grave threat", foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said.

Cricket

We dedicate this win to our Armed forces, says World Cup winning Indian captain Ajay Kumar Reddy

Indian captain Ajay Kumar Reddy commended his team's batting line up for remaining on course despite losing early wickets.

World

What on Earth are Countries Afraid of Losing, Asks 'Disruptive' China

US Pacific Command Chief Admiral Harry Harris called China "disruptive Force" and the owner of trust deficit. Japanese Admiral Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano said China was trying to change, unilaterally, the status quo in the East China Sea.

Cricket

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates ‘true champions’ India on winning Blind Cricket World Cup

After India defeated Pakistan in the Blind World Cup final, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the team inspires every Indian with their game as well as phenomenal attitude.

Cricket

India beat Pakistan to retain Blind World Cup title

Sunil Ramesh slammed a superb 93 as India defeated arch rivals Pakistan by two wickets in a thrilling summit clash to retain the Blind Cricket World Cup title in Sharjah on Saturday.

Sport

Blind Cricket World Cup: PM Modi leads nation in congratulating Team India

India defeated arch rivals Pakistan by two wickets in a thrilling summit clash to retain the Blind Cricket World Cup title in Sharjah on Saturday.

Hockey

World XI hockey team wins first tour match in Pakistan

The visiting team was made up of recently retired players from Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Australia and Argentina.

Tennis

Would give up being number one just to be back playing on the court, says Andy Murray

Andy Murray, who underwent a hip surgery, said that he would give up the title of World No. 1 just to be back on the court playing.

World

One Year On, Donald Trump Leads Divided US Into Govt Shutdown

In the absence of an agreed spending plan, federal services began to come to a halt or be scaled back, even as lawmakers continued to argue on the floor of the Senate.

World

China Accuses US Warship of Violating Its Sovereignty

On the evening of January 17, the missile destroyer USS Hopper came within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Island in the South China Sea, China's foreign ministry said.

Cricket

India beat Pakistan, win second consecutive Blind Cricket World Cup

India chased down a target of 308 in Sharjah with two wickets and eight balls to spare to win their second consecutive Blind World Cup

Sport

Blind Cricket World Cup: India beat Pakistan by 2 wickets to retain title

India beat Pakistan by 2 wickets to win the fifth edition of Blind Cricket World Cup at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE on Saturday.

TV & Radio

Breaking Bad: Top 10 moments from one of the greatest TV shows ever

Here are the top ten moments from Breaking Bad that enthralled, delighted, thrilled and even horrified millions of viewers around the world. There is no particular order.

Business

The billionaire producer behind 'Godzilla' and 'Jurassic World' just listed his LA mansion, complete with a Himalayan salt room and organic farm, for $85 million

courtesy of Jordan Cohen, RE/MAX There's a 2,500 bottle wine vault inside. Thomas Tull, the billionaire producer of blockbuster films "Godzilla" and "Jurassic

Books

Dreamers: How Young Indians Are Changing Their World review: Risk takers who don’t give up

An intelligent and deeply reported journey into the lives of India’s young people, and the hunger that drives them

World

US Govt Shuts Down on First Anniversary of Trump's Presidency, White House Guns for Senate Democrats

Senators were still negotiating on the Senate floor as the clock turned midnight, but Trump's office issued a statement blaming opposition Democrats for the crisis.

World

US Govt Shutdown: Defense, Border Security, Washington, Parks and Museums to be Affected

This time, about 850,000 workers, out of a total 3.5 million, could be told to stay home — without pay — until Congress reaches an agreement, the American Federation of Government Employees estimates.

World

Pakistan Brings up Kulbhushan Jadhav Case in UN Security Council Debate

India has denied that Jadhav, a retired Navy officer, worked for the government and said that he was abducted by Pakistan from Iran to stage a show-trial.

Sport

60 meters in 6.37 seconds: Christian Coleman sets new world record

World 100 meter silver medalist Christian Coleman opened his 2018 campaign by breaking the 60 meter indoor world record with a time of 6.37sec.

Sport

Australian Open: World Number 1 Simona Halep Edges Past Lauren Davis in Titanic Battle

World number one Simona Halep saved three match points before edging an inspired Lauren Davis 4-6 6-4 15-13 in a thrilling marathon to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.

Sport

Christian Coleman Betters Indoor 60m Sprint Record Set in 1998

American world 100m silver medallist Christian Coleman broke the 60 metres indoor world record on Friday, clocking 6.37 seconds at a meeting in Clemson, South Carolina.

Politics

PM Modi Defends Hugs With World Leaders, Says 'Don't Know Protocol'

Days after being mocked by the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the common man in him is unaware of protocol and that the world leaders seem to like his “openness”.

Other sports

Christian Coleman runs 6.37 seconds to break 60m world record

The time, if ratified by global governing body IAAF, shaves 0.02 seconds off the mark countryman Maurice Greene initially established in 1998 and then matched in 2001.

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