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Pakistan cricket can survive without playing India, says PCB chief

Pakistan cricket can survive without playing India, says PCB chief

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that he is not hopeful about having a bilateral series against India in the near future, considering the current political turmoil between the two nations.

Russia `aggressive` but no `immediate threat`: NATO chief

Russia`s recent behaviour is more aggressive but does not pose an immediate threat to NATO, the alliance`s chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.

Russia arrests ex-prison chief in $46 mn corruption probe

A Russian court ordered the arrest Tuesday of the former head of the country`s prison system, who is accused of stealing millions from a state contract for electronic bracelets.

Russia sacks theatre chief in `blasphemous` opera scandal

Russia`s culture ministry said Monday it fired a theatre director for offending Orthodox believers with a radical staging of a Wagner opera, whose posters showed a crucifixion scene between a naked woman`s legs.

Former HP chief Fiorina in near certain 2016 bid

Former Hewlett Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina said Sunday she is more than "90 percent" likely to seek the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election.

Death threats made to BBC chief after Clarkson axe

British police were on Sunday investigating death threats against BBC director-general Tony Hall following his decision to drop popular "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

India should be prepared for a two-front war: Air Marshal PP Reddy

The Chief of the Integrated Defence Staff Air Marshal PP Reddy on Monday warned that India should be prepared for war on both fronts, namely China and Pakistan.

Bahrain police arrest Shiite opposition chief: Party

Police in Bahrain arrested the head of the banned Shiite opposition movement Al-Wefaq on Sunday after he had been called in for questioning, his party said.

Thai protest leader, junta chief in talks since 2010

Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said that he had advised junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha on ways to uproot Thaksin Shinawatra`s regime since 2010, media reported Monday.

UN chief calls for arms embargo on Syria

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Syria and urged neighboring countries to stop the flow of weapons across the border.

UN Women chief supports Nigerian girls`education

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka assured the Nigerians of UN support for girls` education in the country during a recent visit, a UN spokesperson said Monday.

UN chief urges peaceful, inclusive polls in Malawi

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday urged all parties concerned in Malawi to ensure "peaceful and inclusive" elections, as the country`s first tripartite elections are to be held on schedule from May 20-24.

Ugandan LRA rebel chief Kony promotes son: army

Uganda`s notorious rebel chief Joseph Kony has named his son as deputy of his Lord`s Resistance Army (LRA), a guerrila force infamous for its extreme savagery, the army said Sunday.

Law-making IFAB bans players displaying any slogans

Players will no longer be able to raise their shirts and reveal a slogan or message on an undergarment even if it is one of solidarity following a decision by soccer`s rule-making body on Saturday.

Scientologists played sinister musical chairs to decide chief

A new book has claimed that Scientologists were forced to play a sinister game of musical chairs to decide who should be in the cult`s inner circle.

CBI moves HC against summons to its chief

CBI moved the Delhi HC challenging a trial court summons to its Director to explain the disappearance of some of the documents.

Dam row: Agitation council chief removed

Sharp differences in the local
campaign group agitating for a new dam at Mullaperiyar, has emerged with the removal of its
chairman C P Roy.

Madhya Pradesh BJP chief taken ill

Prabhat Jha, a Rajya Sabha member who is in his 50s, was admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on Friday.

NBA asks PM to restrain PCI chief

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Association has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to restrain new PCI Chief Markandeya Katju.

Solution to Telangana crisis soon: AP Cong chief

The Congress high command is
holding consultations with MPs, MLAs and MLCs from Telangana,
who have quit their posts, and a solution to the crisis is
expected soon, state party chief Botsa Satyanarayana said
on Wednesday.