Archive for: April, 2017

Daesh attacks ancient Syrian city after US strike on nearby airbase

Takfiri Daesh terrorists have launched a fresh push to retake Palmyra in Syria’s Homs Province shortly after the US launched a missile strike on an airfield used by the Syrian army to protect the ancient city. According to the Lebanon-based al-Mayadeen TV channel, Daesh terrorists took advantage of the US attack on Shayrat Airfield, located […]

3 killed in Stockholm as truck rams into pedestrians: Police

At least three people have lost their lives after a truck drove into a department store in the central part of the Swedish capital, police say, with authorities treating the incident as a terror attack. Swedish intelligence agency said that “a large number” of people had also been injured in the Friday crash, which took place on the central […]

EU official says US strike on Syria lacks lawful justification

The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, says the United States’ recent missile strike on Syria lacks lawful jurisdiction. Mogherini said on Friday that EU leaders appreciated Washington drawing a red line on the use of chemical weapons, but she said the bloc favors negotiation as the only means to resolve the conflict in […]

US launches missile strike against Syria

The United States has fired dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield in response to this week’s alleged chemical attack in the Arab country that it has blamed on the government, according to multiple media reports. The US military launched on Friday morning about 60 Tomahawk missiles against several targets on al-Shayrat air base in Homs […]

Ramanathan gives India winning start in Davis Cup tie vs Uzbekistan

Bengaluru,  Promising tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan helped India get off to a winning start with a 3-1 triumph over Uzbekistan’s Temur Ismailov in the second round Asia/Oceania Zone Group I Davis Cup tie here at the KSLTA Tennis Stadium on Friday. Ramanathan, who recorded his third straight win after two consecutive victories against New Zealand […]

Shuttler Jayaram too exits Malaysia Open

Kuching (Malaysia),  Shuttler Ajay Jayaram lost to South Korean fifth seed Son Wan Ho in the men’s singles quarter-finals to bring an end to India’s campaign at the Malaysia Open Superseries here on Friday. World No.20 Jayaram, the lone Indian to have crossed the first-round barrier of the tournament, was handed a 18-21, 14-21 defeat […]

Smith is in outstanding form at the moment, says Ganguly

Kolkata,  Rising Pune Supergiant and Australia skipper Steve Smith is in the form of his life, former India captain Sourav Ganguly said here on Friday. Smith led from the front on Thursday in his franchise’s seven-wicket win against two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians, scoring an unbeaten 84 off 54 balls, laced with […]

IPL: Pune, Punjab aim to outwit each other

Indore,  After clinching their thrilling opening tie against Mumbai Indians, a confident Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) will be eyeing another win when they face Kings XI Punjab in another match of the 2017 Indian Premier League’s (IPL) first double header weekend here on Saturday. Pune skipper Steve Smith (84 not out off 54) notched up […]

Nine-member team lead by Kamal for Asian TT meet

New Delhi,  A nine-member Indian team, led by national champions Achanta Sharath Kamal and Madhurika Patkar, will participate in the Asian Championships to be held at Wuxi in China, beginning on Sunday. The other team members are Soumyajit Ghosh, G. Sathiyan, Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty, Manika Batra, Suthirtha Mukherjee and Mouma Das. The team members […]

NASA set to launch giant balloon in search for cosmic rays

Washington, NASA is preparing to launch on Saturday a super-pressure balloon about the size of a football stadium to carry a pioneering telescope designed to detect ultra-high-energy cosmic rays from near space. The super pressure balloon (SPB) test flight is set to be launched from Wanaka Airport in New Zealand, on a potential 100-day journey. […]

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