Kane Williamson absence could be blessing in disguise for New Zealand
Kane Williamson absence could be blessing in disguise for New Zealand

Kane Williamson`s absence for possibly the next three matches against Sri Lanka could be a blessing in disguise for New Zealand, with the batting order given the opportunity to fine tune plans for the World Cup.

Waqar Younis urges bowlers to fill void left by Saeed Ajmal
Waqar Younis urges bowlers to fill void left by Saeed Ajmal

Pakistan cricket team coach Waqar Younis urged his bowlers to step up and fill the big void left by the absence of ace spinner Saeed Ajmal when they meet Australia in the limited over and Test series.

Colombia coach plays down Suarez absence

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman on Friday said that Uruguay striker Luis Suarez`s absence from Saturday`s World Cup last-16 showdown between the sides will not affect his team`s approach.

Soederling not yet ready for retirement

Swedish tennis star Robin Soederling became director of the Stockholm Open on Wednesday but ruled out retirement despite a two-and-a-half-year absence from the game.

Duchess Catherine to take maternity leave

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is expected to take maternity leave from her royal duties and may not go on any official tours abroad after baby is born next year.

Mins` absence leads to adjournment in Assembly

Maharashtra Assembly had to be adjourned for 20 minutes during the question hour
due to the absence of cabinet ministers.

Presence of lawyers must for trial: SC

Criminal matters cannot be
decided in the absence of the defence lawyer as it would cause
prejudice to convicts/accused and is violative of the
fundamental right to liberty, the Supreme Court has ruled.

RS adjourned briefly in absence of Jayanthi Natarajan

In an embarrassment to the
government, absence of Congress member Jayanthi Natarajan to
second the Motion of Thanks to the President for her address
to Parliament forced adjournment of the Rajya Sabha

Carrie Underwood cleans house in husband`s absence

American singer Carrie Underwood gets so bored without her ice hockey player husband Mike Fisher that she starts cleaning their home.

BSP`s absence from the fray led to SP`s win in bypoll: Maurya

Taking a dig at SP`s claims of making the next government in Uttar Pradesh following its victory in two assembly by-elections yesterday, BSP on Wednesday said the party`s absence from the fray helped SP to retain the seats.

Goa CM ducks queries on Amitabh`s absence from film fest

The name of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was yet again found missing from the guest list of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), forcing Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat Saturday to field queries on his exclusion.

Uproarious scenes in Delhi assembly over absence of Dadwal

Uproarious scenes were witnessed
in Delhi Assembly today due to absence of Police Commissioner
Y S Dadwal during a debate on the law and order situation in
the city leading to adjournment of the House for the day.

J&K Opposition questions CM’s absence from Assembly

The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly
on Monday witnessed uproar when the Opposition took exception to
the "continued absence" of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah from
the House, accusing him of taking the proceedings
"non-seriously".