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Narendra Modi meets mountaineering team that scaled Everest 50 years ago


New Delhi, May 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met members of the Indian mountaineering team that scaled Mount Everest for the first time 50 years ago. Congratulating the surviving members of the team for their historic feat, the prime minister also met the next of kin of the deceased members of the team, said a release here.“Captain M.S. ...

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Bangladesh cricketer Rubel Hossain acquitted of charges brought slapped by Naznin Akter Happy


Dhaka, May 21: A Bangladesh court has rejected a rape case against World Cup hero Rubel Hossain, after police said there was no evidence against the star cricketer, lawyers said on Wednesday. Film actress Naznin Akter Happy made the rape allegation in December last year, having also said the 25-year-old Rubel had reneged on a promise of marriage that he ...

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Rory McIlroy named European Tour golfer of 2014


London, May 20 : Following a stellar campaign in 2014, world No.1 Rory McIlroy has been named the European Tour’s Golfer of the Year and the Players’ Player of the Year. The player from Northern Ireland has claimed seven titles in the past 12 months, including triumphs at the Open and the US PGA as well two World Golf Championships, ...

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Pakistan’s Mohammad Aamer fired up after ‘tough’ fix ban


Sydney, May 20 Pakistan’s Mohammad Aamer admits he almost gave up cricket after being hit with a five-year ban for spot-fixing, but the paceman is now fired up to take wickets and repair his reputation. The left-arm quick, along with new-ball partner Mohammad Asif and then-captain Salman Butt, was banned for delivering pre-arranged no-balls in return for money during the ...

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Sourav Ganguly to become Team India director?


New Delhi : After his remarkable stint as Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly has been much sought after amongst fans as Team India’s coach. Ganguly has been a delight with his quick wit, penchant for numbers and his insight on the game from the commentary box too. With a new set of members in place in Board of Control for Cricket ...

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