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Cricket legend Shane Warne dies of ‘suspected heart attack’ at 52

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne passed away on Friday after a suspected heart attack. In a statement, his management said he was found unresponsive in his villa and “despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived”. Born in 1969, Warne went on to become one of the greatest spin bowler in...

PM Narendra Modi, US President Biden reiterate commitment to deal with Covid, climate change, terrorism

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Joe Biden for bilateral talks on Friday. This is their first in-person meeting since Biden took over as US president. Modi reached New York on Saturday, where he will attend the 76th session of United Nations General Assembly. The leaders affirmed a clear vision that will guide...

Rajnath Singh holds talks on strengthening ties with Australia

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held a meeting with his Australian counterpart Peter Dutton ahead of the inaugural ‘two-plus-two’ dialogue between foreign and defence ministers of the two countries. The talks are focused on expanding strategic ties. and improve cooperation between the two nations. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Dutton arrived...

Cricket Australia won’t host Afghan men if women’s team not allowed to play

Sydney: Standing up for women’s rights in Afghanistan, Cricket Australia has said it will have to cancel the Test match against Afghanistan if women’s team is banned from playing the game. The announcement came in the wake of media reports about Taliban banning women from playing sports that will risk them exposing their body or...

Facebook blocks media content for Australian users escalating tussle with government

In what could be a reflection of the massive power that social media giants wield, Facebook on Thursday blocked all media content for millions of Australian users in a surprise escalation of a dispute with the government. The development was severely criticised by human rights advocates, politicians and news producers. The criticism came especially after...

Shardul, Sundar’s 123-run partnership takes India to 336 on Day 3 of Gabba Test

Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur batted brilliantly to stitch a crucial 123-run partnership for the seventh wicket that helped India push its first innings score in the Gabba Test to 336. The duo batted for 36 overs that helped the team reduce the gap with Australia to just 33 runs. Both Sundar and Shardul batted...

Australia ends day 1 of Gabba Test at 274 runs after losing 5 wickets

Marnus Labuschagne scored a brilliant century at his home ground as Australia ended day 1 of the Gabba Test at a score of 274 runs for the loss of five wickets. The final session of the day was dominated by the hosts with Marnus Labuschagne and Mathew Wade stitching up a 100-run partnership between them,...

Australia beats India in 3rd T20I but loses series

Australia beat a spirited Indian side by 12 runs in the third and final T20I of the series in Sydney on Wednesday. India though clinched the T20I series 2-1. Needing 187 runs to win, India lost KL Rahul in the first over as Glenn Maxwell struck. Virat Kohli, who replaced Rahul in the middle, got...

India snatches T20I series after defeating Australia in Sydney

T Natarajan starred with the ball while Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya made it count with the bat as India beat Australia by six wickets in the second T20I in Sydney on Sunday and took an unassailable lead in the three-match series. Needing 195 runs to win, India were a little watchful at...

India beats Australia in 1st T20I

Team India made a winning start to the three-match T20I series as they beat Australia by 11 runs in the first T20 match in Canberra on Friday. After KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja guided the team to 161 runs for the loss of 7 wickets, Yuzvendra Chahal, who came on as a concussion substitute for...

RCEP: China, 14 others set world’s largest trading bloc, India not a part

In a major development, China and 14 other countries agreed on Sunday to set up the world’s largest trading bloc, encompassing nearly a third of all economic activity. Many Asian countries are hoping that the deal will help in speeding up the recovery process from the shocks of the coronavirus pandemic. The Regional Comprehensive Economic...

Australia set to join India, Japan & US in Malabar exercises

At a time when China is engaged in a border face-off with India, Australia is all set to join the navies of India, the US and Japan in the Malabar exercises. The Malabar exercises will take place in November in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. The defence ministry on Monday issued a...