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March 4, 2015

Restoring BCCI’s image my first priority: Dalmiya

Kolkata, March 4 Asserting that restoring the BCCI's image was his first priority, newly elected Indian cricket board president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Wednesday called for properly conducting the Indian Premier League (IPL)."My first priority is to ensure that the image of the BCCI is restored. Also, we would have to make certain that the IPL, which would be commencing shortly, is conducted in a proper way," Dalmiya said in a press statement. "Finally, I would want to wish the Indian team all the…

Clarke hails batting effort

Perth, March 4: Australian captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday hailed his batsmen for their efforts as they posted the highest One-Day International score -- 417 -- in a World Cup match against Afghanistan.Sent in to bat in a Pool A contest at the WACA, Australia registered a mammoth total of 417 for six from their 50 overs as David Warner (178), Glen Maxwell (88) and Steven Smith (95) clobbered the opposition bowlers all around the ground. In reply, Afghanistan managed to score only 142, giving Australia their…

Iran ready for ‘more transparency’ over its n-programme: President

Tehran, March 4 (IANS) Iran is ready to show further transparency concerning its nuclear programme but does not accept conditions beyond that, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday. "If the talks are about further transparency (by Iran over its nuclear programme), Iran will accept it," Xinhua news agency quote Rouhani as saying, adding that "we will never seal a deal which overlooks the Iranians' inalienable right to progress scientifically and technologically". "We seek a contract which…

Japan orders Uber to suspend pilot programme

Tokyo, March 4 (IANS) Japanese authorities have ordered ride-sharing app Uber to suspend its pilot programme, saying it violates the country's laws, media reported on Wednesday.The San Francisco-based firm that uses an app to put passengers in touch with private car owners launched a pilot programme in early February in Fukuoka in southern Japan, in collaboration with a local university. The project was started with the alleged aim of collecting data on transport demand, but the transport ministry called for the suspension…

Australia re-lists four groups as terrorist organisations

Sydney, March 4 (IANS) The Australian government on Wednesday re-listed Ansar al-Islam, Lashkar-e Jhangvi and Jaish-e-Mohammad, from Pakistan, and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan as terrorist organisations, Efe news agency reported.These organisations, which have been listed since 2003, would continue to be listed for another three years, according to a statement from the Australian Attorney-General's Department. Under this measure, it remains a criminal offence to direct the activities of, be a member of, recruit for,…
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