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BCCI expels Lalit Modi after plea for stay rejected

It took just over 10 minutes for the Indian cricket board to slap a life ban on Lalit Modi, architect of the Indian Premier League, at the BCCI’s special general meeting chaired by N.

Decks cleared for BCCI to impose life ban on Lalit Modi

With the Delhi High Court allowing the BCCI to conduct its Special General Meeting (SGM) in Chennai on Wednesday, the decks are cleared for the board to impose a possible life ban on former IPL chairman Lalit Modi for alleged financial irregularities while being at the helm of cash-rich league from 2008-2010.

Srinivasan says no one can push him out

Under-fire BCCI president N. Srinivasan Saturday continued to remain defiant by stating that no one could stop him from seeking an year’s extension in the upcoming AGM despite the chargesheet against his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan for betting during IPL.

Srini won’t let go, to contest again

N. Srinivasan, the embattled BCCI president who has been in self-exile from day-to-day functioning of the cricket board, has declared his intention to stand for re-election for a third and last year.

350 officers commissioned into Indian Army


A batch of 350 cadets, including 70 women, were today commissioned into the Army on successful completion of short service commission training at the Officer’s Training Academy (OTA) here today.

Anand wants to win it for Indian chess

Chess ace Viswanathan Anand is in the midst of energy-sapping preparations for his world championship duel with Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen in November.

8,000 Indians sign up for one-way trip to Mars

As the deadline for registration nears, over 8,000 Indians have so far signed up for the one-way trip to Mars and settle down on the red planet, as “Mars One” project is planning to establish a colony

Cold storage units: Need of the hour

Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar's comment that onion prices in north India would be normalised if supply from the south resumes has drawn flak from across the country.

Fit-again pacer Tyagi ready for comeback


Sudeep Tyagi’s international career took off in 2009 with a lot of promise, but the tall medium pacer from Uttar Pradesh faded rather early after making just four ODI appearances for the country.

Not worried about selection: Gambhir

Highs and lows are as natural as day and night in a sportsperson’s career. Only a few are capable of surviving the toughest period and Gautam Gambhir surely belongs to that never-say-never tribe.

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