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Winning Dhoni’s trust key to getting India captaincy: Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli believes he landed the job largely because his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni was impressed with his reading of situations in matches. Kohli, 31, replaced Dhoni as test captain in 2014-15 and took over the limited-overs reins in early 2017, becoming India’s all-format leader as well the team’s batting mainstay. Fielding in […]

India’s ‘pride’ will be defended in new China border flareup: minister

India will not let its “pride be hurt” in its latest border flareup with China but is determined to settle the dispute through talks between the giant neighbours, defence minister Rajnath Singh has said. Singh also said in a television interview late Saturday that India has turned down a mediation offer by US president Donald […]

Taj Mahal damaged in deadly India thunderstorm

A deadly thunderstorm that rolled across parts of northern India damaged sections of the Taj Mahal complex, including the main gate and a railing running below its five lofty domes, officials said Sunday (31). One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, India’s top tourist attraction has been shut since mid-March as part of […]

Trump postpones G7 meet, plans to add India among invitees to the ‘outdated group’

Donald Trump has said he would postpone a Group of Seven summit he had hoped to hold next month until September or later, and plans to include India, Australia, Russia and South Korea in the event. “I’m postponing it because I don’t feel that, as a G7, it properly represents what’s going on in the […]

‘Florida is hell bent on killing me’: Krishna Maharaj

by KRISHNA MAHARAJ THE state of Florida is hell bent on killing me. The clearer it becomes that I am an innocent man, locked up for 33 years for a crime I did not commit, the greater its determination to ensure I die behind bars. My lawyers recently petitioned the state for a conditional release, […]

Two men jailed for over 12 yrs for money laundering in UK

Two men have been jailed in the UK for a total of 12 years and nine months for their involvement in a global money laundering operation involving £2.4 million and an attempt to launder a further £1.6 million. Vijaya Kumar Krishnasamy, 32, and Chandrasekar Nallayan, 44, were sentenced on Friday for money laundering and fraud […]

Charities founder Bokhari is new trustee for Natural History Museum

THE Natural History Museum has appointed the first Muslim to its board of trustees, it was announced this week. Harris Bokhari OBE is the first British-born Muslim trustee of a major British museum. Bokhari, who is also a board member of the Princes’ Trust Mosaic Initiative and founder of the charities Patchwork Foundation and the […]

Trump thanks Medicare chief Seema Verma for plan to cap insulin costs

US president Donald Trump has praised health policy consultant Seema Verma and thanked her for working hard on evolving a Medicare plan for seniors that will cap their insulin bills at $35 a month. In March, 49-year-old Verma was appointed as one of the key members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force constituted by […]

Bangladesh hospital fire kills five COVID-19 patients

FIVE COVID-19 patients died in a hospital fire in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday (27), a fire service official said. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, said Zillur Rahman, a fire service director. Firefighters extinguished the flames in about an hour, Rahman said. Five bodies were recovered from the makeshift isolation […]

Asian men jailed in one of ‘the Met’s biggest drugs busts’ worth over £20m

TWO British-Indian men have been sentenced to a total of 34 years in “one of the Met’s biggest drugs busts” worth over £20 million. Shakti Gupta, 34, from Birmingham, and Baldev Singh Sahota, 54, from Oldbury in West Midlands, were jailed for 18 years and 16 years, respectively, following a haul of 172 kg of […]

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