Bengaluru: South Africans AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock’s struck breezy half centuries to power Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a mammoth 205/8 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday. De Kock (53, 37 balls; 4×1, 6×4) played the perfect supporting role in …

Lucknow: An FIR for fraud and irregularities was on Wednesday lodged against former Uttar Pradesh minister Mohd Azam Khan and four others including a retired IAS officer in a recruitment matter pertaining to the Jal Nigam. During the previous Samajwadi Party government under Akhilesh Yadav, more than 1,300 recruitments were done in the Jal Nigam and …

Kolkata: The upcoming informal meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will help improve bilateral economic ties and bring more Chinese investments in India over the next two years, a Chinese diplomat said here on Wednesday. “This (the meeting) is something very significant and it signifies a new era for China-India …

New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils captain Gautam Gambhir stepped down on Wednesday after the capital franchise lost five of their six matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) season so far. Top-order batsman Shreyas Iyer will take over the captaincy role. “It was my decision. I haven’t contributed enough to the team. I had to take the …

Beijing: India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for sheltering terrorists and urged the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to act against the countries that promote terrorism. Without a direct reference to Pakistan, Sushma Swaraj said the world community together must “wipe-out this scourge from the face of the earth”. “There are a number …

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra): The security forces have recovered at least 11 more bodies of suspected Maoists from the Indravati River here early on Tuesday, official sources said. The bodies, which were bloated and have started to decompose, were found floating on the banks of river which flows along the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh borders. These 11 Maoists are believed to …

New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab pipped Delhi Daredevils by four runs in the 22nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here at the Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket stadium on Monday. The nail-biting win over Delhi also lifted Punjab to the top spot in the points table. Chasing a paltry 144-run target, lack of big partnerships …

Toronto: Ten persons have been killed and 15 injured after a man ploughed a rental van through pedestrians on a city sidewalk here in Canada. The incident occurred around 1.30 p.m. on Monday when the van driver mounted the sidewalk of city’s famous Yonge Street and ploughed over people enjoying the first sunny day of spring. …