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Qatar reduces number of stadiums for 2022 FIFA World Cup due to rising costs

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 13:52

The organising committee of the 2022 Qatar World Cup has reportedly reduced the number of stadiums it is planning to build for the tournament due to rising costs and delays.

Deadly Chilean fire `contained` but still burning

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 11:15

A massive blaze in the historic Chilean port of Valparaiso that killed 15 people was contained Thursday but workers need several more days to completely extinguish it.

LS polls: Andaman witness 70 percent turnout

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 10:18

Turnout for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands was recorded at 70 per cent on Thursday, the election office said.

Crimea port disbands militia, declares `revolt` over

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 01:38

The self-proclaimed leader of the Crimean port city of Sevastopol on Tuesday disbanded its pro-Russian militia and called on them to disarm according to Russian law.

11-day ban on ore-laden truck movement along NH 5 (A)

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 13:15

To ensure smooth polls, the authorities enforced an 11-day ban on movement of ore-laden trucks along NH-5 (A), the key road connecting mineral-rich areas and Paradip port.

Colombia militarises its violent port city

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 02:45

The Colombian government has deployed 700 additional security force members to the Pacific port city of Buenaventura, which has been plagued by killings, dismemberments and forced disappearances.

6.5 intensity quake jolts Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 19:47

A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale shook the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday but there were no reports of casualty or damage.

Mauritius opposes British minister`s visit to disputed islands

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 05:15

Mauritius protested against a recent visit by British minister Mark Simmonds to the Chagos Archipelago, which Mauritius deems as part of its territory, a statement said.

India, Iran to discuss Chabahar port issue during Nauroz

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 23:13

India and Iran have agreed to take a decision on Chabahar port by March-end, during the meeting of External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid with his Iranian counterpart Javad Sharif there, official sources said.

Iran wants early completion of Chabahar port project: Zarif

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 23:19

Seeking deepening of bilateral ties with India, Iran pitched for early completion of Chabahar port project, saying it would provide access to energy-rich Central Asia and Afghanistan.

Amla says Port Elizabeth pitch helped Proteas handle Johnson `easily`

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 16:01

Veteran South African batsman Hashim Amla has admitted that a more placid pitch was one of the main reasons behind their relatively easy handling of Australian pace sensation Mitchell Johnson in the second Test at Port Elizabeth.

Inspired South Africa upbeat after demolition of Aussies in Port Elizabeth Test: Smith

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 16:54

Inspired by his side`s second Test win over Australia, South Africa captain Graeme Smith has hailed the squad`s last session demolition of the Australians, describing it as a great advertisement for Test cricket, proof of his team`s mettle and a fantastic fillip for Saturday`s series-deciding match in Cape Town.