AIIMS: Parliamentary panel bats for system to ensure prompt surgery of critical patients

Noting that patients have to wait for "too long" for surgeries and tests at AIIMS in Delhi, a parliamentary panel has recommended putting in place a grading system under which those with severe diseases are served first.

Franck Ribery set for new tests on ankle injury
Franck Ribery set for new tests on ankle injury

Franck Ribery will undergo new tests at the end of August to determine when he can return to action from an ankle injury, Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer said on Friday.

2015 Ashes triumph would be pinnacle for Alastair Cook
2015 Ashes triumph would be pinnacle for Alastair Cook

England captain Alastair Cook believes winning this summer`s Ashes series would be his "best achievement".

Eurozone bank stress tests set for 2016: Report

Europe's banking supervisory board will carry out stress tests of big eurozone banks in 2016, according to an interview with the watchdog's president Daniele Nouy released on Saturday.

Australia opener Chris Rogers to retire after Ashes
Australia opener Chris Rogers to retire after Ashes

Australia opening batsman Chris Rogers said Monday he plans to retire from Tests after this year`s Ashes series in England.

Ian Bell backs Joe Root as future England captain
Ian Bell backs Joe Root as future England captain

Ian Bell hailed Joe Root as a future Test captain despite being replaced as vice skipper by his fellow batsman in this week`s turbulent shake-up of English cricket.

I've improved as a batsman, says England's off form Alastair Cook
I've improved as a batsman, says England's off form Alastair Cook

England captain Alistair Cook is convinced he has improved as a batsman despite failing to score a Test century since 2013.

Players to be tested for HGH next NBA season
Players to be tested for HGH next NBA season

National Basketball Association is stepping up its drug testing programme by having the players undergo blood testing for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) beginning next season, the league announced on Thursday.

IPL 8: Big boost for KKR as Sunil Narine gets BCCI clearance
IPL 8: Big boost for KKR as Sunil Narine gets BCCI clearance

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to clear Kolkata Knight Riders offspinner Sunil Narine for his bowling action on Sunday to remove all doubts over his participation in the eight edition of the Indian Premier League.

Salman Khan undergoes test for Swine Flu?
Salman Khan undergoes test for Swine Flu?

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who is currently shooting for Sooraj Barjatya's 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' got himself tested for Swine Flu, it has emerged.. According to reports, after his co-star Sonam Kapoor tested positive for the influenza, it was Sallu Bhai's turn to get tested for precautionary measures.

Gurgaon girl child not a polio case, tests show

The sample report of an 18-month-old girl child, who was suspected of being afflicted with polio, tested negative here, a doctor said Tuesday.

Toddlers can learn to communicate from videos

Children as young as two years old can learn certain communication skills from a video, such as how to use signs in sign language, scientists have found.

I am close to bowling at my best, says fit-again Irfan Pathan
I am close to bowling at my best, says fit-again Irfan Pathan

A fit-again Irfan Pathan feels that he is close to bowling at his best and it's just a matter of time before he is again back in contention for the seam bowling all-rounder's slot in the Indian cricket team that has been up for grabs for some time.

Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Hafeez to visit Chennai for informal tests
Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Hafeez to visit Chennai for informal tests

Pakistan's suspended off-spinners Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Hafeez have decided to go for informal tests to the ICC accredited bowling centre in Chennai.

Mohammad Hafeez to undergo test of bowling action
Mohammad Hafeez to undergo test of bowling action

Under-scrutiny Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will fly to England for tests on his suspect bowling action, an official said Wednesday.

France call up Claassen as Chouly replacement
France call up Claassen as Chouly replacement

South African-born back-row forward Antonie Claassen has been called up to the France three-day training camp ahead of next month`s international Tests.

The 30-year-old Racing-Metro forward replaces Clermont captain Damien Chouly for the camp from Monday to Wednesday.

Darren Lehmann expects Mitchell Johnson to play in Test, ODIs against Pakistan
Darren Lehmann expects Mitchell Johnson to play in Test, ODIs against Pakistan

Australian coach Darren Lehmann said on Sunday fearsome fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will play in the upcoming Tests and one-day series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Mark Ramprakash says no surprise to watch 'strong' Cook come through 'tough patch'
Mark Ramprakash says no surprise to watch 'strong' Cook come through 'tough patch'

Former English cricketer Mark Ramprakash, who is embarking on a new career as a coach, has said that current captain Alastair Cook is very strong and resilient and it was no surprise to see him come through that tough patch while he was struggling in Tests.

 Delhi to host India-West Indies ​2nd ODI on Oct 11
Delhi to host India-West Indies ​2nd ODI on Oct 11

The revised itinerary of India's home series against the West Indies underwent a few changes with the capital hosting the second ODI on October 11 instead of the one-off T20 which will now be hosted by Cuttack on October 22.