Central Teacher Eligibility Test CTET

Central Teacher Eligibility Test CTET is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education.

Central Teacher Eligibility Test CTET is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education. As per the new guidelines given by National Council of Teacher Education through its notification dated 23rd August, 2010 and 29th July, 2011; to be appointed as teacher for the classes I to VIII a candidate should pass the teacher eligibility test(TET).

CTET and teacher eligibility test of states are conducted according to the NCTE guidelines. The state governments also conduct their own separate teacher eligibility test for recruitment as a teacher.

The objectives of the CTET are to bring a national standard in quality teaching and the recruitments. It also aims at improving the performance standards of the teachers. In addition to this it also gives an indication that government is really concerned about the quality of teachers in the schools.

The candidates who have cleared the CTET examination can use their certificate for seven years as it remains valid for seven years.

There is no limit on the number of attempts in CTET and the candidates who have already cleared the TET often write the examination to better their scores.

RPSC SET Exam 2014: Download Admit Card

July 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Rajasthan Public Service Commission has issued notification for the admit card of RPSC SET which is available on the official web site of RPSC.

PSTET Notification issued for Teacher eligible Test 2014: Apply Online

July 7, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Department of School Education, Government of Punjab has announced regarding the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET)

Taylor strikes stymie New Zealand progress

June 12, 2014 at 12:07 AM

Kingston (Jamaica), June 12 (IANS/CMC) Fast bowler Jerome Taylor crippled New Zealand with lethal strikes as the visitors somewhat eased their stranglehold on the penultimate day of the opening Test at the Sabina Park here Wednesday.

Taylor feels honoured to return to Windies setup

June 11, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Kingston (Jamaica), June 11 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican fast bowler Jerome Taylor feels honoured to have been recalled to the West Indies squad after an absence of nearly five years.

Airbus case: CBI to visit London next week

June 10, 2014 at 9:35 PM

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team is to visit London next week to inquire into alleged graft in the purchase of Airbus aircraft almost a decade ago, informed sources said Tuesday.

Former Australia cricketer Gilmour dead

June 10, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Sydney, June 10 (IANS) Former Australian Test all-rounder Gary Gilmour passed away here Tuesday. He was 62.

Neesham eighth batsman to score hundreds in first two Tests

June 10, 2014 at 7:11 AM

Kingston (Jamaica), June 10 (IANS/CMC) West Indies face a difficult task after New Zealand made a mockery of their impotent attack to post a massive 508 for seven declared on the second day of the opening cricket Test at Sabina Park here.

PM to inaugurate naval flight test facility in Goa

June 9, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Panaji, June 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will this week inaugurate the flying deck-like Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) for naval aircraft at the INS Hansa, a naval base in Goa, officials said.

PM to inaugurate naval flight test facility in Goa

June 9, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Panaji, June 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will this week inaugurate the flying deck-like Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) for naval aircraft at the INS Hansa, a naval base in Goa, officials said.

Youth-centric European films to be screened in

June 9, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) As many as 19 films from the European Union countries, highlighting youth issues, will be showcased at the 19th edition of the European Film Festival beginning here June 13.

President lists how Modi's 'acche din' are here to come (Roundup)

June 9, 2014 at 2:31 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) If "acche din aane wale hain" or good days are to come was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vote-pulling election slogan, President Pranab Mukherjee Monday outlined "how" in his 55-minute address to a joint session of parliament, listing the new government's priorities in areas ranging from domestic issues to foreign policy.

ICET Results 2014 declared: Check Results

June 9, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Integrated Common Entrance Test ICET 2014 has been published and now candidates can check their results on the web site. Candidates can check their results and ranking as well. With the publication of the results, a long wait and suspense come to an ends today.

WICB scrapping Providence Test a blow: Guyana president

June 8, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Georgetown (Guyana), June 8 (IANS/CMC) Guyana President Donald Ramotar said the West Indies Cricket Board's (WICB) decision to pull out the third Test match from the National Stadium in Providence is a blow to regional integration. He also rejected the assertion that his government is meddling in cricket administration here.

Windies seek atonement in Gayle's 100th Test

June 8, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Kingston (Jamaica), June 8 (IANS/CMC) A new-look West Indies will seek to atone for a recent nightmarish run when they face New Zealand at Sabina Park here Sunday in the first of the three Test match series.

Do it well twice, Bravo urges batsmen

June 7, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Kingston, June 7 (IANS/CMC) Stroke-maker Darren Bravo has called on the West Indies batting unit to deliver in both innings if they are to trounce New Zealand in the upcoming three-Test series.

Imrul's century saves the `Test' for West Indies A

June 6, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Bridgetown (Barbados), June 6 (IANS/CMC) Opener Imrul Kayes hit his eighth First Class century to salvage a draw for Bangladesh A and frustrate West Indies High Performance Centre (HPC) on the final day of their second four-day "Test" here.

China, Russia hold security meeting

June 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Beijing, June 5 (IANS) China and Russia held their first meeting over institutionalised cooperation in law enforcement and security here Thursday.

Taylor, Benn, Roach return for first Test

June 4, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Bridgetown (Barbados), June 4 (IANS/CMC) Fast bowler Jerome Taylor is poised to play his first Test in nearly five years after being named in a West Indies 13-man squad to face New Zealand in the opening Test of the three-match series at Sabina Park next Sunday.

Guyana calls WICB 'arrogant' after its scraps Test venue

June 3, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Georgetown (Guyana), June 3 (IANS/CMC) The Guyana government has accused the WICB of "arrogance and contempt", as it hit back at the decision to scrap the National Stadium at Providence as a venue for the upcoming third Test against New Zealand.

Guyana's Providence scrapped as venue for third Test

June 2, 2014 at 12:48 PM

St. John's (Antigua) June 2 (IANS/CMC) Government interference in running of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) has forced the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to scrap the National Stadium at Providence as the venue for the third Test against New Zealand in June.

Kraigg Brathwaite likely cover for Gayle

June 2, 2014 at 10:48 AM

St. John's (Antigua) June 2 (IANS/CMC) Opener Kraigg Brathwaite is likely to be called up to the West Indies squad as cover for Chris Gayle, as injury worries persists over the talismanic left-hander.

Chill Shanie, we're here for you (Column: Soliloquy)

June 1, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Poor Shane Warne! The Australian cricketer has suffered his share of angst. There was this time he walked out of a press where he was to unveil a likeness of himself in soap that was to be auctioned for a children's charity when a reporter remarked: "Hey Shanie, that looks rather lean." It was with great difficulty that he was persuaded to return.

Skipper Ramdin wants bigger effort from batsmen

June 1, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Bridgetown (Barbados), June 1 (IANS/CMC) Newly appointed West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin has expressed concern over his side's batting, and wants to see a bigger effort before the first Test against New Zealand which starts in eight days.

Central employees may get performance based incentives

May 31, 2014 at 9:48 PM

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The central government may implement a performance based incentives scheme for its employees, officials said here Saturday.

Narine misses deadline, out of Test squad

May 31, 2014 at 10:43 AM

St. John's (Antigua), May 31 (IANS/CMC) Offspinner Sunil Narine has opted out of the West Indies side for the Test series against New Zealand starting June 8.

Sammy takes Glamorgan to last-ball victory

May 31, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Cardiff (Wales), May 31 (IANS/CMC) Deposed West Indies Test captain Darren Sammy made a winning start to life at Glamorgan when he helped the Welsh county to an exciting five-wicket victory over Sussex in the English Twenty20 Blast here.

Merkel congratulates Poroshenko, vows more support for Ukraine

May 31, 2014 at 8:03 AM

Berlin, May 31 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday sent her congratulations to Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko and pledged continued support for his country, a government statement here said.

Jordan should play first Test against Sri Lanka: Swann

May 30, 2014 at 10:51 AM

London, May 30 (IANS/CMC) Former England spinner Graeme Swann says West Indian all-rounder Chris Jordan should be in England's starting XI for the first Test against Sri Lanka in June.

Chinese man builds scooter with suitcase

May 29, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Beijing, May 29 (IANS) A man in China has built a a battery-powered scooter with a suitcase which not only helps in the transportation of his belondings but also himself, a media report said Thursday.

Gambhir back in Test squad, Zaheer dropped

May 28, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Gautam Gambhir Wednesday returned to the Test side after a year-and-a-half while there was no place for veteran fast bowler Zaheer Khan in the 18-member India squad for the five-Test series in England starting July 9.

KCET Results 2014 declared: Check Results

May 28, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Karnataka Examination Authority ?KEA has published the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (Karnataka CET or KCET) Result 2014 results on its official web site. With the publication of the results

Winning the new direction in post-Sammy era: Gibson

May 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Bridgetown (Barbados), May 28 (IANS/CMC) Head coach Ottis Gibson has praised Darren Sammy's tenure as captain but says the West Indies need to now focus on picking a more attacking Eleven that can win more Test matches.

Gayle to consult German specialist on back problem

May 28, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Mumbai, May 28 (IANS/CMC) West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is expected to consult a specialist in Germany about a troublesome back problem, as he races to be fit ahead of his 100th Test in his hometown Jamaica next month.

Rookie off-spinner Craig backing himself against Gayle

May 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Christchurch (New Zealand), May 23 (IANS/CMC) Rookie off-spinner Mark Craig said he was not intimidated by the prospect of bowling at aggressive West Indies opener Chris Gayle in the upcoming series.

Bravo says he is close to full recovery

May 22, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Port of Spain (Trinidad), May 22 (IANS/CMC) West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo says he is close to making a full recovery from injury as he heads to Barbados Thursday to join a training camp ahead of the home series against New Zealand which bowls off next month.

Don't expect much help from Caribbean pitches: New Zealand pacer

May 22, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Wellington, May 22 (IANS/CMC) Pacer Trent Boult says he is not expecting wickets friendly to fast bowlers in the Caribbean when New Zealand take on the West Indies in a three-Test series starting next month.

I am a hopeful man, says Modi

May 20, 2014 at 3:22 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi Tuesday said he was "by nature a hopeful man".

Pro-government milita's help sought for safety in Libya

May 20, 2014 at 12:34 AM

Tripoli, May 20 (IANS) A day after the parliament compound was attacked by a militant group, loyal to a retired general, the Libyan parliament speaker Monday ordered a pro-government militia to safeguard the capital city.

Narayanasamy leading in Puducherry

May 16, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Puducherry, May 16 (IANS) Central minister V. Narayanasamy Friday took early lead in the Puducherry Lok Sabha constituency, officials said.

WIPA saddened but respects Sammy's decision to quit

May 15, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Kingston, May 15 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) said it was "saddened but respectful" of Darren Sammy's decision to quit Test cricket hours after he was sacked as the captain.

TV version of 'Bad Teacher' to go on air Friday

May 15, 2014 at 6:02 PM

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A new TV series on the lines of the 2011 comedy film "Bad Teacher" is set to go on air Friday.

Sammy's sacking premature, says former WICB CEO

May 14, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Castries (St. Lucia), May 14 (IANS/CMC) Former West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief executive Ernest Hilaire has branded Darren Sammy's axing as Test captain "premature".

Obama announces sanctions over CAR conflict

May 14, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Washington, May 14 (IANS) US President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on five individuals for their roles in the escalating conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), media reported Wednesday.

Myanmar, Kachin rebel group to strengthen peace process

May 14, 2014 at 1:06 AM

Yangon, May 14 (IANS) The Myanmar government and the ethnic rebel group Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) Tuesday agreed to ensure non-recurrence of incidents that hinder the peace process as well as mistaken reports of media that spoil understanding between the two sides.

Myanmar government, Kachin rebel group hold peace talks

May 13, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Yangon, May 13 (IANS) The Myanmar government and the ethnic rebel group Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) Tuesday held their first peace talks after the government offensive against the group launched in April, media reported.

Four held in China over missing radioactive source

May 12, 2014 at 5:46 AM

Beijing, May 12 (IANS) Four people were detained after a missing radioactive source was retrieved in Chinese city of Nanjing, police said Sunday.

I was no longer needed for Tests: Sammy (Interview)

May 11, 2014 at 8:10 PM

New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) West Indies' Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy says his decision to quit Test cricket came after the selectors conveyed to him that they didn't have any plans for him as player or captain in the team.

'Way clear for Bravo's return to Windies squad'

May 11, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Port of Spain, May 11 (IANS/CMC) Darren Sammy's removal as captain and subsequent retirement from Test cricket will pave the way for all-rounder Dwayne Bravo's return to the squad, former West Indies opener Bryan Davis said.

Ramdin ready for challenges as Windies captain

May 11, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Port of Spain, May 11 (IANS/CMC) Newly-installed West Indies skipper Denesh Ramdin is anticipating a myriad of challenges when he takes over at the helm of the regional side but says he is ready for the learning curve the role will present.

Ramdin promises level head as Windies Test captain

May 10, 2014 at 5:49 PM

St. John's (Antigua), May 10 (IANS/CMC) New West Indies Test captain Denesh Ramdin has promised to bring a "level of calmness" to the position, when he takes over for the New Zealand tour starting next month.

Sammy quits Test cricket after being sacked as captain

May 10, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Bridgetown (Barbados), May 10 (IANS/CMC) All-rounder Darren Sammy has announced his retirement from Test cricket, in a stunning development after he was sacked as the West Indies skipper.

Make your kids emotionally strong

May 10, 2014 at 12:04 PM

New York, May 10 (IANS) An easy way to better prepare kids to handle anxiety and keep anxiety-related disorders at bay may lie in the school-based test anxiety interventions, a research said.

Urine test to detect alcohol use by liver transplant recipients

May 9, 2014 at 2:44 PM

New York, May 9 (IANS) Liver transplant recipients who relapse to alcohol have a poorer survival rate than abstinent patients, medical evidence suggests.

Sammy to be axed as Windies Test captain: Report

May 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Port of Spain, May 9 (IANS/CMC) West Indies' Test captain Darren Sammy is set to be axed and replaced by Denesh Ramdin for the upcoming New Zealand series, the Trinidad Guardian reported.

IAEA inspectors arrive in Iran

May 5, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Tehran, May 5 (IANS) A team of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) arrived in Tehran Monday for talks and visits to some of Iran's nuclear facilities, a media report said.

Windies coach hoping on batting turnaround for Kiwi series

May 5, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Bridgetown (Barbados), May 5 (IANS/CMC) West Indies coach Ottis Gibson says several performances in the Regional First Class season offer hope the regional side can make amends for last year's poor showing in New Zealand, when the Black Caps arrive in the Caribbean later this month.

Indian batsmen need to click in England: Pietersen

May 4, 2014 at 4:14 PM

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Former England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen believes that if India want to do well in their tour of England from June to September, their batsmen need to click and score runs unlike on the previous tour.

Sri Lanka condemns Chennai bomb blasts

May 1, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Colombo, May 1 (IANS) Sri Lanka has strongly condemned the twin blasts that took place at the Chennai Central railway station Thursday morning killing one woman and injuring 14 others, the country's foreign ministry said in a statement.

India back as No.1 ranked T20I side

May 1, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Dubai, May 1 (IANS) Though India dropped two places to No.5 in the Test rankings, they have once again risen to become the No.1 ranked Twenty20 International side as the International Cricket Council (ICC) released the rankings Thursday.

Cricket Australia congratulates its No.1 ranked team

May 1, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Melbourne, May 1 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive officer James Sutherland has congratulated its men's team and support staff Thursday after it achieved the No.1 spot in the ICC Test and One-Day International (ODI) rankings.

ICC Test team rankings

May 1, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Dubai, May 1 (IANS) The following are the Test team rankings released by the International Cricket Council Thursday.

India drop two places to No.5 in Test rankings

May 1, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Dubai, May 1 (IANS) India have dropped two places to No.5 in the latest Test rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday.

Bravo bitter about not making it to Windies Test squad

April 30, 2014 at 3:50 PM

London, April 30 (IANS/CMC) West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is disappointed with the selectors' decision to keep him out of the Test team for the last four years.

Pro-Russia activists storm Ukrainian official buildings

April 30, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Kiev, April 30 (IANS) Pro-Russia activists stormed several official buildings in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk Tuesday, seizing the regional government's headquarters and prosecutor's office before opening fire at the main police station, BBC reported.

Monk held in China for carrying Dalai Lama's portrait

April 28, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Dharamsala, April 28 (IANS) A Tibetan monk was arrested in China's Sichuan province for carrying a portrait of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama but his whereabouts are not known since then, the CTA said Monday.

Now 'Dawat-E-Ishq' to release on Teacher's Day (Movie Snippets)

April 26, 2014 at 7:10 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Yash Raj Films' (YRF) upcoming movie "Dawat-E-Ishq", which was slated to release in June, will now hit the screens on Teacher's Day Sep 5.

Abbas says future unity government to recognise Israel

April 26, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Ramallah, April 26 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced Saturday that the unity government, which will be formed within five weeks, will adopt his strategy of recognising Israel and condemning violence.

India to play key role in Asian growth: US

April 26, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) Declaring that she was "bullish" on India-US ties, a senior US official says the two countries will play a key role in advancing prosperity and stability in Asia.

Atapattu appointed Sri Lanka head coach

April 25, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu was appointed the head coach of the national cricket team Friday, following the resignation of Paul Farbrace earlier this week.

Male Twitter users biased towards women: Study

April 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM

London, April 24 (IANS) Gender bias is real on Twitter. According to research, twitter conversations among men feature fewer mentions of women.

Mulayam no hero for Mainpuri's young (Lead - Election Special)

April 23, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), April 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is no longer a hero for the young in Mainpuri, the constituency which sent him to parliament thrice.

Mulayam no hero for Mainpuri's young (Election Special)

April 23, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), April 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is no longer a hero for the young in Mainpuri, the constituency which sent him to parliament seven times.

British parents, kids abusing teachers on Facebook: Survey

April 22, 2014 at 6:14 PM

London, April 22 (IANS) Some British parents as well as school children - some even aged seven - are abusing teachers and even posting sexual comments on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, a starling survey has revealed.

Indian women beat Ireland 2-1

April 18, 2014 at 5:28 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team put on an inspiring show to beat Ireland 2-1 in their second Test match in Dublin.

Sussex skipper touts Barbadian Jordan for Tests

April 18, 2014 at 2:24 PM

London, April 18 (IANS/CMC) Sussex captain Ed Joyce says Barbadian seamer Chris Jordan is ready for Test cricket and is pushing for him to be included in the England squad for the India series in July.

Car thief admits killing Indian-origin man in Britain

April 17, 2014 at 8:24 PM

London, April 17 (IANS) A suspected carjacker in Britain, who stabbed an Indian-origin man to death while he was trying to prevent his Mercedes from being stolen, has admitted to his crime.

ICC Test team rankings

April 15, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Dubai, April 15 (IANS) South Africa bagged the International Cricket Council (ICC) mace and $475,000 for retaining their No.1 ranking in Test cricket on the cut-off date of April 1.

South Africa get $475,000 for ending No.1 in Tests

April 15, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Dubai, April 15 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) Tuesday received $475,000 in recognition of their side finishing at the top of the ICC Test team rankings at the annual April 1 cut-off date.

From football to guns, Parminder Nagra likes to play strong roles

April 14, 2014 at 2:01 PM

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Indian origin British actress Parminder Nagra, fondly remembered as a football player infatuated with the sport in "Bend It Like Beckham", is now seen shooting guns in her TV show "The Blacklist". And she loves it.

ICC's move to help Associate members earn Test status

April 10, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Dubai, April 10 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday paved way for Associate members to gain Test status with the introduction of the Test Challenge that will take place every four years between the lowest ranked Test team and the winner of the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

Dhawan named Wisden's Leading Cricketer

April 9, 2014 at 7:32 PM

London, April 9 (IANS) India's dashing opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan along with England women's captain Charlotte Edwards, Australians Ryan Harris and Chris Rogers, Englisman Joe Root and South African speedster Dale Steyn have been named Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for 2013.

Czech Republic to send 250 soldiers to CAR

April 9, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Prague, April 9 (IANS) The Czech military is preparing to send up to 250 soldiers to the UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) as asked by the UN secretary general, Czech chief-of-staff Petr Pavel has said.

Bengal SSC rubbishes recruitment test irregularity allegations

April 8, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) The West Bengal School Service Commission (SSC) chief Tuesday refuted allegations of "irregularities" in primary Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) examinations and asserted that the panel is "transparent" and "fair" in its discharge of duties.

UN study warns of economic, livelihood crisis in CAR

April 8, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Rome, April 8 April 8 (IANS/WAM) The crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) is devastating the economy and people's ability to secure basic necessities, a new joint assessment by UN agencies said.

History lesson: Couch potatoes have weaker bones

April 8, 2014 at 2:20 PM

London, April 8 (IANS) If you want stronger bones, get on with some intense physical activity as a relaxed lifestyle weakens bones, a study finds.

Central forces in Bengal to be more than double over 2009: CEC

April 6, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) West Bengal will get more than the double central paramilitary force personnel in the coming Lok Sabha elections compared to the 2009 poll, Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said here Sunday.

Looking forward to work with Salman: Nawazuddin

April 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is making significant inroads into commercial Hindi cinema, has been signed on to play a major role in the next Salman Khan blockbuster "Kick". He is excited about sharing the frame with the superstar.

Ponting awarded `Honorary Life Membership` of `illustrious` MCC

April 5, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Johannesburg, Apr 5 (ANI): Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting was reportedly awarded with life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) as a tribute to his illustrious career.

Trott falls again to left-arm seamer in cricket comeback for Warwickshire

April 2, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Johannesburg, Apr 2 (ANI): England batsman Jonathan Trott has failed to make a resounding comeback to cricket for county side Warwickshire home ground in a two-day friendly, making only four and again falling to a left-arm seamer.

New Zealand hits lowest crime rate in 29 years

April 1, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Wellington, April 1 (IANS) Despite witnessing a bit rise in some districts of the country, the crime rate dropped to its lowest level in 29 years in New Zealand last year, latest official statistics have revealed.

Shikhar Dhawan on men's fashion magazine cover

March 31, 2014 at 7:41 PM

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan has been captured in a suave and intense look for the cover of men's fashion magazine GQ India, in which he has spoken about life, childhood hijinks and his inkings.

CA declares 18-man central contract list, Johnson, Warner and Haddin in, Doolan out

March 31, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Melbourne, Mar.31 (ANI): Australia's selectors have declared a compressed 18-man central contract list that includes Shaun Marsh and Phil Hughes, but excludes incumbent No.3 batsman Alex Doolan.

Aussie batsmen still have major problems against spin

March 31, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Mirpur (Bangladesh), Mar.31 (ANI): Australia's miserable run at this year's WorldT20 tournament in Bangladesh has exposed a glaring weakness against spin, especially on turning tracks.

The moment Lehmann knew Oz was back on 'right path'

March 30, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Sydney, Mar 30 (ANI): Australian head coach Darren Lehmann has revealed that he knew that team was on the right track when they all assembled with their wives and partners to attend the birthday dinner for the cancer-stricken wife of the team bus driver.

Clarke's 'boys-only' after-Test party angered players, WAGS: Report

March 30, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Sydney, Mar 30 (ANI): Australian Test captain Michael Clarke's decision to hold a 'boys-only' party after their Test series victory over South Africa had reportedly caused disgruntlement among some of his players and the WAGS (wives and girlfriends).

Yoga, winter sports boost India-Slovenia ties

March 30, 2014 at 11:09 AM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) India and the tiny Central European republic of Slovenia are warming to each other with Slovenians eagerly taking to yoga and ayurveda and India taking the Balkan nation's help to boost its winter sports infrastructure, says a visisting Slovenian official.

Lehmann 'saddened' by 'disappointing' end to Oz's 'golden season of cricket glory'

March 30, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Sydney, Mar 30 (ANI): Australia coach Darren Lehmann has said that his team's flop World Twenty20 campaign was a disappointing end to a golden season of cricket glory.

Slovaks vote in second round of presidential poll

March 29, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Bratislava, March 29 (IANS) The second round of Slovakia's presidential election kicked off Saturday.

Yousuf agrees to join Pak's new national selection committee

March 29, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Karachi, Mar. 29 (ANI): Former Pakistani Test captain Mohammad Yousuf has reportedly agreed to join the new national selection committee for cricket.

'Emerging markets need stronger B2B, P2P ties against protectionism'

March 28, 2014 at 4:29 PM

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) At a time when multilateralism is threatened by regional trading blocs, it is important for emerging markets like India to strengthen people-to-people (P2P) and business-to-business (B2B) relations, a noted strategic expert said here Friday.