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uae amb ador to india takes ride on maharaja express


dr. ahmad abdul rahman al banna discusses bilateral ties with india's minister of railwaysnew delhi; dr. ahmad abdul rahman al banna, the uae amb ador to india, met suresh prabhu, india's minister of railways, to discuss bilateral ties between both countries.both sides expressed their isfaction at the high level of communications between the uae and india, which provides greater opportunities for strengthening co-operation between their national rail networks.india's railway minister highlighted the importance of co-operation between india and the uae with regards to the railway sector, and pointed to the important role of both governments to bring a nced technology and expertise.the minister then presented a copy of the future programmes for the indian railways. he also clarified regardin






live cricket score india vs england 3rd t20i: india eye series win against engla


by: express web desk | bangalore | published:february 1, 2017 5:39 pm live cricket score, india vs england, 3rd t20: india eye series win against england. (source: ap)after levelling the series in nagpur, india will now look to notch up a win at the chinaswamy stadium in bangalore and win the three-match t20 series against england. the stadium in bangalore is a small ground and a run-fest can be expected in match. indian batsmen haven’t been exceptional this series and will like to make the most of the final t20 international match. england will also like to win the series as they lost both the test and odi series. their bowlers have been phenomenal series while the batsmen have been in good knick apart from the second t20i where they failed to chase down 145-run target. it was also becau






india vs bangladesh: virat kohli scores 16th test century


by: express web desk | updated: february 9, 2017 4:35 pm virat kohli got to his century in 131 balls. (source: file)virat kohli yet again scored a century, this time in the standalone test that india are playing against bangladesh at hyderabad. this is kohli’s 16th century in the longest format of the game. the indian skipper got to the three-figure mark in 131 balls.india vs england live scorekohli had come to the middle to join murali vijay after the departure of cheteshwar pujara. he made his intentions clear when he smashed the very first ball he faced for a four. he went on to share a 54-run partnership with vijay with the majority of the runs coming off his bat. vijay in the process got to his century himself before bheign dismissed by taijul islam.ajinkya rahane, who e in next stoo






bcci lauds the indian team for winning t20 world cup for blind


by: express web desk | updated: february 13, 2017 10:45 am the indian team have been earning plaudits from all over for their victory. (source: twitter)the bcci has congratulated the indian cricket team for winning the twenty20 world cup for the blind in bengaluru.“the board of control for cricket in india (bcci) would like to congratulate the indian cricket team for successfully defending the blind t20 world cup title,” the board said in a statement.india vs bangladesh live scorethe indian team have been earning plaudits from all over for their victory. the list of their well wishers include prime minister narendra modi, sports minister vijay goel, sachin tendulkar, virender sehwag and so on.india registered a comprehensive nine-wicket win over pakistan in the final held at the m chinnas






no member explicitly blocked india’s nsg bid, says vk singh


by: express news service | new delhi | published:february 3, 2017 1:40 am minister of state for external affairs. vk singh. (express file p o)in a shift in new delhi’s position, india on thursday said that no member of the nuclear suppliers group (nsg) has “explicitly” opposed india’s membership bid and that certain procedural issues have been raised by a few members. minister of state for external affairs v k singh said india’s membership continues to be under nsg’s consideration and the government remains engaged with all its members at the appropriate levels for an early decision on india’s application.watch what else is making news“india’s application for the nsg membership enjoys widespread support of the members of the group…while no member of the group has explicitly opposed india’






so, then, why? when a pakistani girl asked irfan pathan why he plays for india,


the cross border relations between india and pakistan is bitter, for donkeys years now!peace, love and tranquility seems oceans away.india is a multi-religion country but there are more muslims in india than in pakistan, strange, but it is a fact.you may also likedespite all that, india still maintains its secular self and indians are proud of that.india also have many sports, film personalities who are out-an-out muslims, but that does not stop them from representing the country or put in less effort.in the past, mohammad azharuddin who is a proud muslim captained india and was a successful captain at that. sania mirza has represented india in tennis at the biggest stage. there have been the khans who have ruled bollywood since eternity.during an event in nagpur, the all-rounder from baro






india vs england: hugs all-around as india win against england, watch video


by: express web desk | bangalore | published:february 1, 2017 11:34 pm yuzvendra chahal picked up six wickets for 25 runs against england. (source: ap)it was really over in a flash. england were at one stage 119 for the loss of two wickets and then lost their lost eight wicket for eight runs and from just 19 balls. that was the worst collapse in the history of t20 cricket. no one has ever had such a quick collapse. this resulted in england losing the t20 series and failing to win a single series on this tour of india.yuzvender chahal’s record bowling effort helped india to a 75-run win in the final t20i. this helped india win the series as well. his effort is the best for an indian bowler in the shortest format of the game. and his bowling figures are only second best after ajantha mendis






prime minister narendra modi congratulates blind team for t20 world cup win


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 12, 2017 5:30 pm team india won the second edition of the blind world t20. (source: bcci)prime minister narendra modi on sunday congratulated the indian blind cricket team for winning the twenty20 world cup in bengaluru.india successfully defended their title in the t20 blind world cup by beating arch-rivals pakistan in the final by nine wickets.“delighted that india won the blind t20 world cup. congratulations to the team. india is proud of their accomplishment,” modi tweeted.asked to chase 198, team india got to a brilliant start after openers ajay kumar reddy and prakasha jayaramaiah scored runs at a quick rate and maintained ten runs an over run rate.prakasha missed out on the hundred by just one run as he remained unbeaten on 99 wh






india’s iccr among sponsors at pakistan’s karachi literature festival


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 13, 2017 10:21 am iccr’s involvement with the event in karachi comes at a time when pakistani artistes continue to be banned from performing in india.even as diplomatic dialogue between india and pakistan remains at a standstill, the cultural relations between the two nations took a step forward with the karachi literature festival. klf, which was held from february 10 to 12, saw the indian government’s flagship cultural body as one of its sponsors.indian council for cultural relations’ (iccr) involvement with the event in karachi comes at a time when pakistani artistes continue to be banned from performing in india. according to a times of india report, the government is determined not to give up on people-to-people contact, even if po






india rattle england, win t20i series 2-1: how twitterati reacted


by: express web desk | published:february 1, 2017 11:10 pm yuzvendra chahal finished with the figures of six for 25 in his four overs spell. (source: ap)india sealed the three-match t20 series with a 75-run win in the third and final match at the m. chinnaswamy stadium in bangalore on thursday. indian bowlers did the job for the hosts as they bundled out england for 127. suresh raina’s 63 and ms dhoni’s 56 with the bat and yuzvendra chahal’s six for 25 helped india win the series and continue their unbeaten run against england. india won the five test match series 4-0 and three match odi series 2-1. raina, making his comeback into the indian squad after a long-break, hit his fourth t20 half-century while the former skipper dhoni scored his maiden half-century in his 66th innings. dhoni sh






india needs to use sea for connecting with other nations: mea secretary


by: pti | new delhi | published:february 7, 2017 4:06 pm indian ocean. (file)india needs to use sea more for connecting with neighbouring countries but this networking should happen within a “framework, legal certainty and understanding” about how nations should behave, mea secretary amar sinha said here today.“space-based surveillance is one of the key areas that india needs to focus on in the future because the area that we have to cover is huge primarily because of the land m that we have.“if we invert india’s map we will find that india’s security has necessarily focused on the north, we have always looked at the country as land bound,” said the secretary (economic relations), ministry of external affairs.watch what else is making news sinha made the comments while delivering the keyn






virender sehwag expresses desire to meet ajay kumar reddy, champion india blind


by: express web desk | updated: february 14, 2017 6:42 pm virender sehwag said that the world cup-winning indian blind t20 team were an inspiration to everyone. (source: express photo/bcci)former cricketer virender sehwag, on tuesday, responded to what the indian blind t20 captain ajay kumar reddy had to say about his congratulatory message on twitter. sehwag said that reddy and his team mates are “truly inspiring” and that he would love to meet them soon.the indian team led by ajay kumar reddy had received appause from all quarters when they beat pakistan and won t20 world cup for the blind. sehwag was one of the people who sent congratulatory messages.sehwag had created a stir when he called the indian blind t20 team the “other men in blue” in a twitter post. sehwag was congratulating t






karnataka: 15-year-old pregnant after being d by guardian


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:february 9, 2017 1:09 pm villagers approached police only after the minor be e pregnant. (representational image)a 15-year-old school was allegedly d by her guardian for the past several months following which she be e pregnant, according to a report in times of india. the victim was studying in a government school and was adopted by the accused after her biological parents had abandoned her.watch what else is making newsaccording to times of india, the accused has been identified as krishnappa, a labourer in basrikatte village of karnataka’s koppal district, who had adopted the along with his wife shanthamma, who is visually impaired.“krishnappa, who is a drunkard, allegedly aulted and d the victim on several occasions. he had also threatened






ms dhoni gets angry at star of india’s win against england


by: express web desk | bangalore | published:february 2, 2017 2:52 am ms dhoni giving a stare to yuzvender chahal during the t20i against england.it was only the second over the england innings. virat kohli gave the ball to yuzvender chahal. and he answered the call by dismissing sam billings off the third ball. but india could have had another wicket on the next ball. joe root pushed the ball towards mid-off and took a few steps outside his crease. jason roy, the non-striker, was backing up and took some quick steps for a single.as the ball moved towards the mid-off fielder, virat kohli, root stopped. kohli moved swiftly and dived to stop the ball and threw it back in the same motion. root said no to roy, who was already at the halfway down the pitch. he ran back as the throw e in.as cha






need of the hour is opposition unity: nitish kumar at chidambaram’s book launch


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 10, 2017 7:25 pm from right: former finance minister p chidambaram, cpi(m) leader sitaram yechury, bihar cm nitish kumar, congress leader kapil sibal, senior journalist barkha dutt and executive director of the indian express anant goenka. (source: express p o)making a clarion call for opposition unity, bihar chief minister nitish kumar said it was the need of the hour. participating in a panel discussion during the launch of former finance minister and senior congress leader p chidambaram’s book “fearless in opposition” as part of the express book series along with rupa, he said, “it is time the centre e clear on what has been achieved by demoneti ion. there is no use in diverting attention from the issue.calling demoneti ion a big blu






need of the hour is opposition unity: nitish kumar at chidambaram’s book launch


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 10, 2017 8:02 pm from right: former finance minister p chidambaram, cpi(m) leader sitaram yechury, bihar cm nitish kumar, congress leader kapil sibal, senior journalist barkha dutt and executive director of the indian express anant goenka. (source: express p o)making a clarion call for opposition unity, bihar chief minister nitish kumar said it was the need of the hour. participating in a panel discussion during the launch of former finance minister and senior congress leader p chidambaram’s book “fearless in opposition” as part of the express book series along with rupa, he said, “it is time the centre e clear on what has been achieved by demoneti ion. there is no use diverting attention from the issue.calling demoneti ion a big blunde






us warns north korea of ‘overwhelming’ response if nuclear arms used


by: reuters | seoul | published:february 3, 2017 7:17 am us secretary of defense james mattis. reuters p ous president donald trump’s defense secretary warned north korea on friday of an “effective and overwhelming” response if pyongyang chose to use nuclear weapons, as he re ured seoul of steadfast us. support at the end of a two-day visit. “any attack on the united states, or our allies, will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons would be met with a response that would be effective and overwhelming,” defense secretary jim mattis said, speaking at south korea’s defense ministry.






helping chinese soldier who crossed over in ’63 to go home: vikas swarup


by: express news service | new delhi | published:february 10, 2017 12:42 am mea spokesperson vikas swarupindia on thursday said it is helping wang qi, the chinese soldier who crossed over in 1963, to visit china to meet his extended family.“the ministry is helping wang and his family members — his son, daughter, daughter-in-law and grandson — to visit china to meet his extended family,” mea spokesperson vikas swarup said.wang, who had settled in madhya pradesh, has three children and a grandchild. he was reportedly nabbed in january 1963 along india’s eastern frontiers, weeks after the india-china war.






virat kohli’s quick thinking gets india their first wicket of bangladesh’s secon


by: express web desk | published:february 12, 2017 4:38 pm virat kohli is known for his alertness on the field. (source: ap)captain virat kohli is known for his alertness on the field. easily one of the best fielders in the indian side, on sunday, it was this alertness that helped india take the first wicket of bangladesh’s second innings.india vs bangladesh live score it was the fifth over and bangladesh openers soumya sarkar and tamim iqbal had put on nine runs on the board. it was important for bangladesh to have a strong opening stand to get anywhere close to the mammoth 459 that they have been tasked with chasing. it looked like that partnership has been saved when india’s appeal for an lbw was turned down by the umpire.virtually every fielder but virat kohli had gone up appealing fo






ms dhoni gets angry at star of india’s win against england


by: express web desk | bangalore | updated: february 2, 2017 11:15 am ms dhoni giving a stare to yuzvender chahal during the t20i against england.it was only the second over the england innings. virat kohli gave the ball to yuzvender chahal. and he answered the call by dismissing sam billings off the third ball. but india could have had another wicket on the next ball. joe root pushed the ball towards mid-off and took a few steps outside his crease. jason roy, the non-striker, was backing up and took some quick steps for a single.as the ball moved towards the mid-off fielder, virat kohli, root stopped. kohli moved swiftly and dived to stop the ball and threw it back in the same motion. root said no to roy, who was already at the halfway down the pitch. he ran back as the throw e in.also w






terror, not polls, blocking peace talks: india to pakistan


by: express news service | new delhi | published:february 10, 2017 12:30 am mea secretary vikas swarupdays after pakistan’s planning and development minister ahsan iqbal said that peace talks with india will start after the embly polls in five states, india thursday said it was not state elections in india but state terrorism by pakistan that stood in the way of a bilateral talks.“it is high time pakistan gets the diagnosis of the problem right. it should not remain in denial on the impact of cross-border terrorism on the bilateral relationship. both the problem and its solution are within pakistan’s reach,” said mea spokesperson vikas swarup.he also dismissed pakistan’s contention that india is building a secret nuclear city. “the so-called secret city appears to be a figment of pakistan






india vs bangladesh, day 1: murali vijay scores ninth test ton


by: express web desk | published:february 9, 2017 2:42 pm murali vijay has anchored the indian innings on day 1. (source: ap)murali vijay got to his ninth test century on day 1 of india’s standalone test match against bangladesh at hyderabad. vijay got to three figures in 149 balls. his innings was largely part of a 178-run-stand for the second wicket with cheteshwar pujara until the latter’s dismissal in 50th over.india vs bangladesh live scorevijay had opened the indian innings after india won the toss and elected to bat first. his partner, kl rahul, fell after facing just four balls and scoring two runs. he was then joined by cheteshwar pujara and together, the two steadied the ship for india and took away any a ntage that bangladesh may have felt they had when they got the early wicke






india beat pakistan to win t20 blind world cup: twitterati stands up and applaud


by: express web desk | published:february 12, 2017 3:33 pm india blind cricket team thumped pakistan by nine wickets in the final. (source: twitter)led by prakasha jayaramaiah’s unbeaten 99 run knock and able support from ajay kumar reddy (43) at the top, india successfully won the t20 blind world cup at the m. chinnaswamy stadium in bangalore. this is the second t20 world cup for the blind and india has hosted and won both (the previous was played in 2012).chasing 198 runs for the win after pakistan had batted first and put together 197/9 in the opening innings, india had no problem in cruising to victory with 14 balls to spare as a boundary sealed the deal.also read | india beat pakistan by nine-wickets to win t20 blind world cupfor india, there were runs from the opening duo who put to






india vs bangladesh test 2017: hosts tame tigers, twtitterati heap praise


by: express web desk | updated: february 13, 2017 2:48 pm virat kohli-led india continue their red-hot form in test matches with yet another win. (source: hotstar)india continued their winning streak under virat kohli by beating bangladesh in the one-off test in hyderabad. with the 208 run win, india extended their unbeaten streak in the longest format of the game to 19 matches with the massive win. as the tigers folded on the final day in the second session of play, boosted by four wickets each for both the spinners – r ashwin and ravindra jadeja.starting the fifth day on 103/3, bangladesh had a massive task of chasing 459 runs for the win with even a draw looking difficult. and the indian spinners continued to do what they’ve been doing best over the past few months – maintain pressure






one police dead after falling off glacier near himachal-j&k border


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 10, 2017 10:31 pman indian reserve battalion (irbn) police on friday lost his life and one injured after falling off glacier during patrolling in kihar in chamba district near himachal pradesh-jammu & kashmir border. more details awaited© the indian express online media pvt ltd






ajinkya rahane shows why he is one of the best slip fielders for india: watch vi


by: express web desk | updated: february 12, 2017 6:14 pm soumya sarkar was dismissed by a brilliant catch from ajinkya rahane at slips. (source: pti)india have got bangladesh on the ropes in the standalone test being played between the two sides. we have seen some great individual performances from both sets of players starting with indian captain virat kohli’s double century, his bangladeshi counterpart mushfiqur rahim’s ton, another hundred from wriddhiman saha and 19-year-old mehedi hasan miraz’s effort with the bat. on day 4, ajinkya rahane’s brilliant catch at slips to dismiss soumya sarkar.sarkar had misjudged the turn that came off ravindra jadeja’s delivery and ended up nicking it behind. it was ajinkya rahane’s right and he had less than half a second to react. as it turned out,






india beat pakistan to win t20 blind world cup: pm narendra modi, vijay goel, tw


by: express web desk | updated: february 12, 2017 5:22 pm india blind cricket team thumped pakistan by nine wickets in the final. (source: twitter)led by prakasha jayaramaiah’s unbeaten 99 run knock and able support from ajay kumar reddy (43) at the top, india successfully won the t20 blind world cup at the m. chinnaswamy stadium in bangalore. this is the second t20 world cup for the blind and india has hosted and won both (the previous was played in 2012).chasing 198 runs for the win after pakistan had batted first and put together 197/9 in the opening innings, india had no problem in cruising to victory with 14 balls to spare as a boundary sealed the deal.also read | india beat pakistan by nine-wickets to win t20 blind world cupfor india, there were runs from the opening duo who put tog






india coach anil kumble expects a good competition against bangladesh


by: express web desk | updated: february 7, 2017 5:05 pm anil kumble said that india have had a “pretty good home season so far” and that they would “like to take confidence from that and build on it.” (source: ap)india coach anil kumble on tuesday said that india won’t be pulling any punches when they play bangladesh and that they would like to only continue from where they left off against england. “we would like to take every team the same way in terms of what they bring to the table,” he said, “it (bangladesh) is a very improved side.”speaking ahead of the stand alone test match to be played against bangladesh, kumble said that india have had a “pretty good home season so far” and that they would “like to take confidence from that and build on it.”kumble also praised bangladesh for th






india vs australia, 2017: venues, schedule, times in ist and more


by: express web desk | updated: february 12, 2017 11:33 am under virat kohli’s captaincy team india is on a 18 match unbeaten streak. (source: ap)india’s home season continues as they host australia in a four-test match series which begins from fedruary 23 and will go on till march 29. under virat kohli’s captaincy team india is on a 18 match unbeaten streak — their longest sequence without defeat in tests — and are currently playing against bangladesh in an one-off test match in hyderabad. india tops the icc men’s test team rankings with australia placed second.the first test match of border-gavaskar trophy is scheduled to be played at maharashtra cricket association stadium in pune. both the teams then travel to bangalore for the second test which is scheduled to be played from march 4






pak army song not going to help peace process: j&k govt


by: express news service | srinagar | updated: february 6, 2017 3:00 am the four-minute song sangbaaz was released on sunday by the inter service press relations of pakistan army to extend “solidarity” with the people of kashmir.taking note of a pakistan army propaganda song on kashmir released sunday and being widely circulated on social media, the j&k government said such attempts will not help in bringing back on track the peace process between india and pakistan.“it is not something that will help rebuild the peace process which has become the victim of very casual and cavalier attitudes, and sometimes very deliberate attempts,” j&k government spokesman and education minister nayeem akhtar told the indian express.watch what else is making news“what is needed is to bring in pos






heavy fog delays city-bound flights, trains


by: express news service | chandigarh | published:february 7, 2017 5:49 am several city-bound flights and trains were delayed due to heavy fog in northern india, officials said on monday. (representational image)several city-bound flights and trains were delayed due to heavy fog in northern india, officials said on monday. according to northern railways officials, several trains including shatabadis operating between chandigarh to delhi were late.watch what else is in the newswhile new delhi-kalka (12011) shatabdi express reached chandigarh 45 minutes late, the shatabdi from chandigarh to delhi was delayed by 1 hour and 25 minutes.other shatabdi trains like 12005 new-delhi-kalka shatabdi express was also late by more than 1 hour. a senior railways official said that several trains were de






when and where to watch india vs bangladesh test match live coverage on tv, live


by: express web desk | updated: february 8, 2017 5:45 pm india vs bangladesh test: in the one-off test in hyderabad, india would aim to continue their winning streak. (source: ap)india have been in pul ing form be it any format of the game. virat kohli-led india clean swept new zealand with a 3-0 win and then beat england 4-0 in the five-match series that followed. with such sheer dominance, the next on the cards are bangladesh and despite their recent improvement in test cricket, they’re unlikely to give the world no 1 test side much of a worry.on the other side, bangladesh have given india much competition in the recent past with world t20 the last contest between the two. but things have changed since then and this is a different format too. still, the fact remains that bangladesh do c






india team members take to social media to express their hapiness after t20i tri


by: express web desk | updated: february 2, 2017 12:58 pm the bcci tweeted out a team selfie after the match. (source: twitter)india won the third t20i to seal win the three match series 2-1. they have thus managed to beat england in all three formats starting with the 4-0 win in the test series and the 2-1 victories in the odis and the t20is.the bcci tweeted out a team selfie after the match. the supporting staff and coach anil kumble can be seen with the team in the pic.kumble also tweeted his own best wishes for his team. he has coached india to series wins at west indies and at home to new zealand and england since taking over in 2016. “congratulations team on winning all three formats. amazing allround display of cricket,” he said in the tweet.captain virat kohli also tweeted an imag






india vs bangladesh test 2017: how the hosts bagged the win in hyderabad, watch


by: express web desk | updated: february 13, 2017 4:53 pm india cruised to victory against bangladesh on the fifth day in hyderabad. (source: ap)india made their winning streak in test matches from 18 to 19 with a 208 run victory against bangladesh in the one-off test played in hyderabad. chasing a massive 469 runs for the win and three down already going into the fifth day’s play with 356 runs yet to be put together, the ask for the visitors was herculian and it didn’t get any easier with ishant sharma producing a sublime spell of seam bowling while r ashwin and ravindra jadeja brought in variety with their spin bowling tandem.with 100 overs bowled and bangladesh sitting on the verge of defeat, ashwin brought the winning moment for the hosts with plenty of help from technology. as taskin






india vs bangladesh test 2017: how the hosts bagged the win in hyderabad, watch


by: express web desk | published:february 13, 2017 3:32 pm india cruised to victory against bangladesh on the fifth day in hyderabad. (source: ap)india made their winning streak in test matches from 18 to 19 with a 208 run victory against bangladesh in the one-off test played in hyderabad. chasing a massive 469 runs for the win and three down already going into the fifth day’s play with 356 runs yet to be put together, the ask for the visitors was herculian and it didn’t get any easier with ishant sharma producing a sublime spell of seam bowling while r ashwin and ravindra jadeja brought in variety with their spin bowling tandem.with 100 overs bowled and bangladesh sitting on the verge of defeat, ashwin brought the winning moment for the hosts with plenty of help from technology. as taski






india vs bangladesh: india in driver’s seat after putting bangladesh in a hole


by: express web desk | hyderabad | published:february 12, 2017 5:05 pm india bowled out bangladesh for 388 in first innings and took a 299-run lead. (source: ap)india spin duo of r ashwin and ravindra jadeja once again but their team is a strong position to win a test match. and both will be crucial as india push for victory on the final day. while ashwin picked up two wickets, jadeja managed to pick one for himself.that reduced bangladesh to 103 for the loss of three wickets at the end of the fourth day’s play in the one-off test against india in hyderabad. they need 356 more runs on the final day of the match to win it. it will be much easier for india as they need only seven wickets on day five to win the only test. ashwin and jadeja will have a lot of work to do.day three once again b






india vs bangladesh test 2017: hosts tame tigers, twtitterati heap praise


by: express web desk | updated: february 13, 2017 4:55 pm virat kohli-led india continue their red-hot form in test matches with yet another win. (source: hotstar)india continued their winning streak under virat kohli by beating bangladesh in the one-off test in hyderabad. with the 208 run win, india extended their unbeaten streak in the longest format of the game to 19 matches with the massive win. as the tigers folded on the final day in the second session of play, boosted by four wickets each for both the spinners – r ashwin and ravindra jadeja.starting the fifth day on 103/3, bangladesh had a massive task of chasing 459 runs for the win with even a draw looking difficult. and the indian spinners continued to do what they’ve been doing best over the past few months – maintain pressure






4 suspected rebels, 2 indian soldiers killed in kashmir


srinagar, india — officials say four suspected rebels and two indian army soldiers have been killed in a fierce gunbattle in indian-controlled kashmir.police inspector-general syed javaid mujtaba gillani says fighting began early saturday after police and soldiers cordoned off southern frisal village following a tip that militants were hiding in a civilian house.the indian army said three soldiers were also injured in the fighting.kashmir is divided between nuclear rivals india and pakistan. both counties claim the disputed territory in its entirety.rebels have been fighting against indian rule since 1989. more than 68,000 people have been killed in the uprising and indian military crackdown.copyright 2017 the associated press. all rights reserved. this material may not be published, broad






is virender sehwag right in calling india blind cricket champions as ‘other men


by: express web desk | published:february 12, 2017 6:45 pm india beat pakistan by nine wickets in the final of the t20 blind world cup in bengaluru. (source: express photo/bcci)on sunday, india blind cricket team lift the t20 world cup by beating pakistan in the final and thereby successfully defend their crown. in 2012, the only other edition of the tournament, india had then beaten pakistan too in a closely fought contest. but at the m chennaswamy stadium in bengaluru on sunday, the contest wasn’t as close as many would have liked or as pakistan would have hoped for considering their unbeaten run in the tournament.india had won eight of their nine matches with the only defeat coming to pakistan. but in the final, the hosts exacted revenge for a nine wicket win.also read | india beat pak






irfan pathan gives befitting reply to pakistani girl on odd question


by: express web desk | published:february 12, 2017 10:45 pm irfan pathan last played in an odi in august 2012.irfan pathan shared an interesting anecdote from his playing days with the indian national team during an event in nagpur. he was speaking at an event where he answered questions to a wide ranging subjects but one of them stood out and reflected on his love for the country and the respect he’s had for the national colours. he shared it is a matter of honour for every player to be playing for the country but personally for him it was matter of pride for him to represent india.during this time, where he discussed his life in the cricket field and related, did he share the most interesting piece. he shared that the incident happened in lahore when a girl approached him and asked him