Jamshed outshines Dhoni as Pakistan win 1st ODI

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Chennai, Dec 30: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's heroic unbeaten century under pressure went in vain as archrivals Pakistan held their nerve to clinch the first one-day international with a comfortable six-wicket victory in a low-scoring contest on Sunday. India posted 227 for six after More

Thirimanne, Lakmal added to SL Test squad

AGENCIES

Sydney, Dec 30: Batsman Lahiru Thirimanne and right-arm fast bowler Suranga Lakmal have been called up to Sri Lanka's squad for the third Test in Sydney, after two players suffered series-ending injuries and two more remain in doubt after the Boxing Day Test. Kumar Sangakkara's fractured hand and More

Djokovic retains exhibition title in Abu Dhabi

AGENCIES

Abu Dhabi, Dec 30: Novak Djokovic retained his title at the World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi on Saturday by rallying past Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4 in the final. The top-ranked Serb swept past David Ferrer in straight sets to reach the final, but More

Chess association elects body

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 30: Jammu and Kashmir State Chess Association Saturday held its elections at Bakshi Stadium here. A spokesperson said the elections, under the supervision of J&K Sport’s Council representative Bashir Ahmad Shah, were conducted smoothly. While Muhammad Farooq Dhar More

Ferrer deals Spain new Davis Cup blow

AGENCIES

Madrid, Dec 30: Spain's 2013 Davis Cup hopes, already hit by Rafael Nadal's injury-hit absence, were dealt another blow on Saturday when world number five David Ferrer said he would skip the opening tie of the season against Canada. Ferrer's agent, Albert Molina, confirmed that the 30-year-old More

Tony Greig hailed as 'godfather' of modern game

TRIBUTE

Sydney, Dec 30: The cricket world on Sunday paid tribute to former England Test skipper and broadcaster Tony Greig, remembering him as "the godfather of modern cricket" due to his influence in shaping the game. South African-born Greig died Saturday after a heart attack at his Sydney home at More

Walcott treble as seven-up Arsenal sink Newcastle

AGENCIES

London , Dec 30: Theo Walcott sent a message to Arsene Wenger as the Arsenal forward hit a hat-trick in his side's stunning 7-3 demolition of Newcastle on Saturday. Walcott, out of contract at the end of the season, faces an uncertain future in north London after Arsenal failed to meet his wage demands More

Serena Williams opens season with comfortable win
Brisbane,Dec 30: Starting the 2013 schedule a couple of days before the New Year put Serena Williams under a little more pressure than usual to produce a convincing victory in her first match of the season.After saving five break points as she adjusted to a strong cross breeze in the first game, More

  • Kashmir

KU ‘reluctant’ to run human rights course

Varsity Authorities Indecisive On Taking Financial Assistance From UGC

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 30:  Kashmir University authorities are indecisive on accepting the financial assistance from the University Grants Commission (UGC) for running a human rights course at the varsity More



  • Srinagar City

Dal gets buffer zones to check heavy nutrient, silt influx

Eco-friendly measure aimed to naturally filter lake’s inflow waters

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Dec 30: Government has created buffer zones around Dal Lake to prevent heavy inflow of obnoxious nutrients, silt and Azolla from its catchment areas.  Excessive siltation and nutrient inflow More




  • Jammu

SS ALI IS NO MORE

Demise Widely Condoled

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 30: Former Additional Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, SS Ali, passed away Sunday morning at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences at New Delhi after brief illness. Various More



  • South Asia

21 Pak soldiers gunned down by Taliban

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, Dec 30: The Pakistani Taliban have gunned down 21 security personnel at a cricket ground after abducting them from check posts near the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said today.The More



  • Bandipora

Electric sub division Watpora defunct

20000 consumers suffer

Watapora (Bandipora), Dec 30: The electric sub division catering to   thousands of consumers in this north Kashmir area is virtually defunct from the past few months owing to the “sub standard More



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