Ind vs Aus first Test likely to be called off due to storm

The storm was one of the worst seen in the country and the strongest to hit the city of Brisbane in three decades, said officials.

Huge outpouring for Australia`s tragic Phillip Hughes
Huge outpouring for Australia`s tragic Phillip Hughes

Flags flew at half-mast and thousands of fans and players paid tribute Friday as Australia and the world cricket community united in an outpouring of grief for the tragic death of batsman Phillip Hughes.

First Test should go ahead, say former Australian skippers
First Test should go ahead, say former Australian skippers

Former skippers Ian Chappell and Mark Taylor feel next week's first Test between India and Australia in Brisbane should go ahead as it would help the cricketers and the fans to come out and share the mourning of the loss of Phillip Hughes.

Phil Hughes death brings old foes India and Australia closer
Phil Hughes death brings old foes India and Australia closer

India and Australia might be sworn enemies on the cricket field but the two nations have been united in mourning the shocking death of Phillip Hughes.

Hearse carrying body 'stolen' at Australian funeral

An Australian family today spoke of their shock after a man jumped out of bushes and drove off in a hearse carrying the body of a relative just before his funeral.

'Supercell storm' batters Australian east coast

Planes were flipped and roofs ripped off when hail and powerful winds tore through Australia's east coast, leaving an AUD 100 million damage bill as the army helped clearing up.

Severe storm hits Brisbane

The worst storm in decades has lashed Brisbane, Australia's third-largest city, with golf-ball-sized hail and gale-force winds.

Bouncers here to stay despite Phil Hughes tragedy
Bouncers here to stay despite Phil Hughes tragedy

On the opening day of the last Ashes series, Mitchell Johnson set the tone for five matches of Australian domination by sending a series of 150km per hour missiles whistling past the ears of a succession of English batsmen.

Thai Parliament votes to ban commercial surrogacy

Thailand`s parliament has voted to ban commercial surrogacy after outrage erupted over the largely unregulated industry following allegations an Australian couple abandoned a baby with Down`s syndrome, a legislator said Friday.

UN warns Australia over detaining underage asylum seekers

 Australia has been warned by the UN that it may be breaching international law by detaining children as part of its asylum seeker policy.

Hearse carrying body `stolen` at Australian funeral

An Australian family Friday spoke of their shock after a man jumped out of bushes and drove off in a hearse carrying the body of a relative just before his funeral.

Russell Crowe 'in shock' after Phil Hughes's death
Russell Crowe 'in shock' after Phil Hughes's death

Actor Russell Crowe has paid tribute to Australian cricketer Phil Hughes, who died after suffering a serious injury while playing.

Australia shares agony of Hughes death: Media
Australia shares agony of Hughes death: Media

The tragic death of batsman Phillip Hughes dominated the front pages of Australia`s media Friday as "the nation shares the agony of an innings cut short", while rallying behind the youngster who bowled the fatal ball.

Australia says too early for India test decision
Australia says too early for India test decision

Emotions were still too raw in the wake of the death of Phillip Hughes to make a decision on whether to go ahead with next week`s first test against India, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said on Friday.

 

Black money: A Zee Media exclusive report

A Zee Media exclusive coverage on black money.

Watch: Zee Media exclusive coverage on black money

Referring to the steps being taken by the government to unearth black money, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said government has identified 427 account holders associated with HSBC list and 250 of them have admitted to having foreign accounts.

SAARC to engage observer nations in productive projects

Increasing the engagement with observer countries like China, the eight-member SAARC bloc on Thursday decided to involve them in "productive and demand-driven" projects in priority areas.

Centre favours Adani Group: Trinamool

New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress on Thursday accused the central government of crony capitalism and questioned the State Bank of India's grant of a loan to the Adani Group for a mining project in Australia.

Australian batsman Phil Hughes dies of head injury

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes passed away today after succumbing to his injuries sustained during a domestic match when he was hit by a bouncer, Cricket Australia said. He was 25.

Phil Hughes: World cricket is deprived of another gem
Phil Hughes: World cricket is deprived of another gem

Phillip Hughes was in contention to make the Australian Test squad for the forthcoming four-match Test series against India.