South Africa

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s five-day, three-nation tour of Africa starting on Monday will see India reaching out first bilaterally and then multilaterally under the BRICS umbrella to the continent. “The visit to Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa will further strengthen our relations with the African continent,” the External Affairs Ministry said. Over the last …

Cape Town: South African paceman Dale Steyn has been recalled in the national side for the upcoming two-match Test series against Sri Lanka starting next month, confirmed Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday. Steyn sustained a heel injury during the Cape Town Test against India earlier in the year, and was then ruled out of the rest …

New Delhi:External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday left here for a five-day visit to South Africa during the course of which she will participate in the BRICS and IBSA ministerial meetings and also attend a series of events to commemorate the incident in which Mahatma Gandhi was ousted from a train compartment. According to …

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) head coach and legendary South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis on Monday said they have their destiny in their hands going into the last two matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL). KKR, placed fourth in the points table, take on a resurgent Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday …

New Delhi: In a bid to bring back defaulters of huge bank loans who escape to refuges abroad, the Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance that would provide for attachment and confiscation of the properties of the economic offenders. The decision to issue The Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018 was taken at a meeting of …

Johannesburg: South Africa received a major shot in the arm ahead of the third Test against Australia, starting in Cape Town on Thursday, after paceman Kagiso Rabada’s two-match ban for making physical contact with Steve Smith was overturned by the ICC’s code of conduct appeal commissioner Michael Heron. After a hearing via video conference lasting more …

Lucknow: In good news for tipplers in Uttar Pradesh, they will now be allowed to consume liquor inside model shops. This comes after an amendment in section 24(a) of the Combined Excise Act of 1910 was cleared by the state cabinet at a meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Wednesday. The meet was scheduled …

New Delhi: In major changes liberalising foreign direct investment in key sectors, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved 100 per cent foreign investment in single brand retail trading (SBRT) and construction development and decided to open up Air India for FDI up to 49 per cent. Besides, the government also decided that foreign institution investors and …