Russian diplomat slams call to boycott 2018 FIFA World Cup

Moscow, March 30 : A call to boycott the 2018 football World Cup is part of a campaign to contain Russia, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said. The Russian diplomat on Wednesday commented on a statement by Deputy Chairman of the German ruling CDU/CSU party Michael Fuchs who said earlier that “a […]

New AFA president vows to get Messi ban reduced

By Rex Gowar BUENOS AIRES, Mar 30 : The Argentine FA, lacking proper leadership since 2015 and fearful its national team might not reach the World Cup finals without banned captain Lionel Messi, elected a third-tier club chairman and former roadsweeper as its president on Wednesday. Claudio Tapia of Barracas Central, who play in the […]

Aadhaar secure says Minister after Sakshi Dhoni raises privacy concerns

New Delhi, March 29 : After former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s wife Sakshi raised privacy issues over details of the cricketers Aadhaar card being leaked on Twitter, Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said no such details were revealed and assured that Aadhaar was secure. Sakshi took to twitter to […]

Sharapova feels vindicated and empowered after doping ban

By Larry Fine RANCHO MIRAGE, California, Mar 29 : Tennis star Maria Sharapova said today she is excited about her return to competition next month, feeling vindicated by the reduction of her doping suspension and empowered by her time away. Russia’s former world number one was initially barred for two years after testing positive at […]

Haryana notifies scheme for state awards in field of prevention of alcoholism and substance abuse

DW BUREAU Haryana government has notified a scheme for ‘State Awards for Outstanding Services in the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse’. Stating this here on Tuesday, a Social Justice and Empowerment department spokesperson said that the scheme aims at recognising the efforts and encouraging excellence in the prevention of alcoholism and substance […]