Everything you need to know about Ambattur West: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Ambattur West: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Karachi, May 21 (ANI): Irish all-rounder Kevin O'Brien, whose team will face Pakistan in the upcoming two ODI series at home, has said that Saeed Ajmal is a "tricky customer" as well as "one of the best spinners in the world", but have admitted that they have no specific plans on how to tackle Ajmal in the upcoming matches.
Johannesburg, May 19 (ANI): Syrian president Bashar Assad has said that claims of the West that the Syrian government used weapons of mass destruction against its countrymen are nothing but a pretext for waging war against Syria.
London, May 3 (ANI): Spice Girls musical 'Viva Forever!' will be closing in June, six months after it was first shown.
Port of Spain, April 30 (IANS/CMC) Former West Indies cricketer Bryan Davis says the side's progress in Test cricket could suffer if they do not get more matches under their belt.
London, April 26 (IANS) West Indies' star batsman Chris Gayle has agreed to play for Somerset in the domestic Twenty20 league if he is available.
Islamabad, Apr. 22 (ANI): Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl), Maulana Fazlur Rehman, has said that politicians talking about a new Pakistan are in fact agents of Western countries.
Melbourne, Apr. 17 (ANI): A secret group of people called 'travel hackers' is vacationing around the world for free.
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Residents of states with the highest rates of gun ownership and political conservatism are at greater risk of suicide, a study has said.
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Authorities in West Virginia have blamed carbon monoxide poisoning for the death of "Buckwild" star Shaine Gandee, along with two other men.
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) If Indian companies do not quickly move into West Africa, Western firms will control the $300-million strong market, says Guinea-Bissau Prime Minister Rui Duarte de Barros.
Roseau (Dominica), March 22 (IANS/CMC) Veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul fashioned his 28th Test century and climbed to eighth in the all-time list of run-scorers, while Chris Gayle posted his 15th Test hundred, as the West Indies took a vice-like grip on the second Test against Zimbabwe here.
London, Mar. 19 (ANI): Boxer Nicola Adams has said that she is happiest chilling out with her pals, seeing her family and her Doberman named Dexter.
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Her period drama "Lootera" is set in the 1950s and to play her part perfectly, Sonakshi Sinha has taken yesteryears actresses Madhubala and Waheeda Rehman as her reference points.
Bridgetown (Barbados), March 15 (IANS/CMC) Offspinner Shane Shillingford says the West Indies' nine-wicket win over Zimbabwe is the "best Test match" he has ever played since the start of his international career in 2010.
Kingston (Jamaica), Feb 24 (IANS) West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle says he opted to skip the current One Day International series against Zimbabwe because he was drained from a hectic cricketing schedule.
Sydney, Feb 22 (ANI): Australia's victorious women cricketers hope their latest world title win will promote more growth in the game at grassroots level, and they also believe the aim of becoming professional athletes is no longer an impractical dream.
St. George's (Grenada), Feb 22 (IANS/CMC) West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin says he has been working overtime with bat and gloves to bolster his preparations for the three-match One Day International (ODI) series against Zimbabwe which bowls off at the national stadium here Friday.
St George's (Grenada), Feb 22 (IANS/CMC) Captain Dwayne Bravo says the West Indies will be seeking to rebound from a white wash in Australia when their new series against Zimbabwe bowls off in St. George's Friday.
London, Feb 20 (ANI): The fashionable West End area of London has been named as the world's most expensive place to rent office space, costing more than double of New York's 5th Avenue, Paris and Sydney, according to a study.
London, Feb. 19 (ANI): Western diplomats have accused Russia of breaking a pledge to stop supplying arms to the Syrian regime.
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Lisa Sthalekar, member of the newly-crowned ICC Women's World Cup champion Australia team, has announced her retirement from international cricket.
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Australia beat the West Indies by 114 runs in the final to win the 10th edition of the ICC Women's World Cup here at the Brabourne Stadium Sunday. This is Australia's sixth World Cup title.
Sydney, Feb 16 (ANI): Australian cricket legend Matthew Hayden has said that he is not surprised by the rapid rise of teenager Holly Ferling in the women's cricket World Cup.
Melbourne, Feb.11 (ANI): Australian batting's hamstring epidemic has struck again with its latest match-winner Adam Voges becoming the latest victim.
Tehran, Feb 10 (IANS) Iran will not back down on its fundamental rights in the face of international pressure, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday.
Sydney, Feb 6(ANI): Australian batsman George Bailey is keen to follow David Warner's footsteps and use his blazing limited-overs form to force his way into the Test team with an eye on the all important Ashes series.
Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Thursday ordered winding up of beleaguered tyre maker Dunlop India Limited (DIL).
Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) India's Mithali Raj and England's Katherine Brunt enter the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's World Cup 2013 as top-ranked batter and bowler.
Sydney, Jan 29 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is busy preparing for the India tour and says he is working specifically on tackling spin in the sub-continental conditions.
New York, Jan 11 (ANI): Kanye West's popularity might be at risk, now that girlfriend Kim Kardashian is pregnant with their baby.
New York, Jan 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is disappointed with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's new peace initiative that was rejected by the opposition and the West, his spokesman said.
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Babies carried upright by their parents grow into more self-assured and poised kids compared to those who are just made to sit in prams, says a Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist.
Sydney, Jan 7(ANI): Melbourne Stars captain Shane Warne has said he is disappointed with the harsh penalties he received for his ugly on-field clash with Melbourne Renegades all rounder Marlon Samuels during a Big Bash League (BBL) match at the MCG on Sunday.
London, Jan 7 (ANI): The United States has condemned a speech by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that slammed his opponents as 'puppets of the West'.
London, January 4 (ANI): The western part of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought, a study has found.
St. John's (Antigua), Jan 1 (IANS/CMC) Julian Hunte, president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), has described 2012 as a watershed year in West Indies cricket.
Sydney, Dec 30(ANI): Explosive West Indies batsman Chris Gayle believes India's Virender Sehwag and Australia's David Warner are the two best batsmen in Twenty20 cricket right now with Lasith Malinga and Muthiah Muralidaran being the two best bowlers in the shortest format of the game.
Sydney, Dec 25(ANI): West Indies all rounder Marlon Samuels can continue bowling his fast-paced off spinners during the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) since Cricket Australia's (CA) testing process is not fast enough to ban him from bowling even if his action is found illegal.
Washington, December 24 (ANI): The western part of the Antarctica ice sheet is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought, a new study found.
Tehran, Dec 24 (ANI): Iranian authorities have claimed that the country has successfully circumvented sanctions on the sale of its oil.
Moscow, Dec 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The West's policy of dividing Syrian terrorists into "the bad" and "the not so bad" is dangerous, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Greeting card giant Hallmark has been heavily criticised for sexualising young girls on a 13th birthday card.
London, Dec. 2 (ANI): A British couple living in Spain have developed a vegetable juice based diet, which they claim can reverse the symptoms of type 2 diabetes within a few days.
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Senate voted Friday to impose broader sanctions on Iran targeting the country's domestic industries.
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Islamist rebel groups in the Syrian city of Aleppo have rejected the new Western-backed opposition coalition that seeks to oust the country's President Bashar al Assad.
Beijing, Nov. 12 (ANI): One prominent figure missing from the 18th Communist Party congress is China's First Lady-in-waiting, Peng Liyuan, who has a higher profile than previous presidential spouses.
Dhaka, Nov 6 (IANS/CMC) Manager of the West Indies cricket team Richie Richardson says the regional side wants to continue building on recent improvements during their tour of Bangladesh over the next few weeks.
Washington, Nov. 6 (ANI): American rock band No Doubt were forced to delete a music video for their new song, 'Looking Hot,' after viewers complained that the clip was offensive to Native Americans.
Khartoum, Nov 5 (IANS) A deadly yellow fever outbreak in Sudan has claimed 18 more lives, taking the toll from the vector-borne disease to 50.
Wellington, Oct 27(ANI): Sri Lanka Twenty20 captain Angelo Mathews has said he is not concerned with the criticism of his batting by chief selector Ashantha de Mel, and added it won't affect him as he prepares to lead the side against New Zealand in a one-off Twenty20 next Tuesday.
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) The management of beleaguered Dunlop India Ltd (DIL) has urged trade unions to sit for a "fruitful dialogue" with it on reopening the closed Sahagunj plant in West Bengal's Hooghly district.
Tehran, Oct. 16 (Xinhua-ANI): Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Tuesday that Western sanctions against Iran are "illegal."
Colombo, Oct 8 (IANS) West Indies skipper Darren Sammy said the World Twenty20 victory over Sri Lanka here Sunday was very special and will be the beginning of things to come.
London, Oct 7 (ANI): There may be an inherited element to writing good fiction, a new research has revealed.
Sydney, Oct. 7 (ANI): Even as Australia's title bid in the World Twenty20 campaign ended after being beaten by the West Indies side, vanquished captain George Bailey insisted that the team's semi-final finish was just the start of his career as a 'national leader'.
Pallekele, Oct 1 (IANS) The West Indies were restricted to 139 all out by New Zealand in a Group 1 encounter of the World Twenty20 Championship here Monday.
Peshawar, Sept. 30 (ANI): Pakistan Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, who had announced a bounty on the maker of the anti-Islam film, remains undeterred by scathing criticism from several quarters over the offer, saying he would announce head money for anyone who blasphemes Islam.
Kandy, Sep 29 (ANI): West Indies had a brilliant allround display against England when "everyone contributed", and will look for more of the same when they face Sri Lanka in their second ICC World T20 Super Eights match at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
London, Sep 27(ANI): Australia Twenty20 captain George Bailey has said all rounder Shane Watson is currently among the most feared players in World Twenty20 competitions.
Colombo, Sep 24 (IANS) West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bowl against Ireland in their last group match of the World Twenty20 tournament at the Premedasa Stadium here Monday.
Colombo, Sep 22 (ANI): West Indies captain Darren Sammy has exuded confidence ahead of their opening match in the ICC World T20 tournament against Australia on Saturday evening.
Sydney, Sep 22(ANI): Australia Twenty20 captain George Bailey has said his team's quick bowlers would try to take West Indies' big hitters like Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith and Keiron Pollard in an uncomfortable zone by bowling plenty of bouncers to them during their T20 World Cup clash on Saturday.
London, Sep 21(ANI): England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad is confident of getting a strong start to their World Cup title defence after their brilliant pre-tournament preparation.
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The second-in-command of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been killed by government troops in Yemen, SABA news agency reported citing military officials.
Karachi, Sept. 10 (ANI): The Pakistan women's team will seek to hold sessions with former greats as part of preparations for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 scheduled to start later this month in Sri Lanka.
Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 10 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies cricket team flew out of the region, high in confidence, enroute to Sri Lanka for the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.
Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 6 (IANS/CMC) Kieron Pollard has shrugged off the favourites tag being heaped on the West Indies side preparing for the ICC Twenty 20 World Cup in Sir Lanka later this month.
Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 2 (IANS/CMC) Captain Darren Sammy believes his star-studded West Indies have an excellent chance of winning the Twenty20 World Cup starting this month but says the label of favourites means nothing unless they can back it up with strong performances.
Tehran, Aug 30 (ANI): Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called the use of nuclear weapons 'a big and unforgivable sin'.
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Washington, Aug 24(ANI): The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has disciplined 17 cops for posting racist comments on the social networking site Facebook regarding the West Indian Day Parade.
London, Aug 23 (ANI): Author Nina Bawden, who wrote the novel 'Carrie's War' as well as more than 40 other books for children and adults, died at her north London home on Wednesday. She was 87.
Moscow, Aug. 23 (ANI): Russia has said that Western powers are 'openly instigating' Syrian opposition groups to take up arms in their fight to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.
Los Angeles, Aug 10 (IANS) Arnold Schwarzenegger, known for his action hero image, has joked that he has "killed" more people in movies than his fellow actor Sylvester Stallone.
According to a report issued by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), West Bengal is the top state among all that registered the maximum number of crimes against women last year, the Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 6 (ANI): Kemar Roach demonstrated the new level of confidence in the West Indies team as he played a fantastic innings to lead the team to victory in the second Test match.
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug.3 (ANI): The West Indies continued their dominant form against New Zealand on Thursday, dismissing the tourists for 260 on the opening day of the second Digicel Test match at Sabina Park.
Kingston (Jamaica), July 31 (IANS/CMC) West Indies fast bowler speedster Fidel Edwards has replaced injured Ravi Rampaul in the 13-man West Indies squad for the second and final Test against New Zealand starting here Thursday.
North Sound (Antigua), July 28 (IANS/CMC) Openers Chris Gayle and Kieran Powell plundered career-defining hundreds with dominant batting, putting the West Indies in a superior position against New Zealand in the first Test here.
Antigua (West Indies), July 27 (ANI): West Indian openers Chris Gayle Kieran Powell powered West Indies to 145 for no loss in reply to New Zealand's 351 all out at stumps on day two of the first Test in Antigua.
Damascus, July 25 (ANI): Western military intervention in Syria is 'looking increasingly likely', because the conflict is now in danger of spreading across the Arab world and could lead to cross-border invasions, a report has warned.
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has again signed with Sydney Thunder for another season of Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash.
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Tyre maker Dunlop India Wednesday said it has no plans to reopen the Sahagunj unit in West Bengal and do so when the workers unions accept its proposal for a phased opening.
London, July 15 (ANI): Broadway show named 'Chicago', which has been running for nearly 15 years, will come to an end in London's West End.
London, July 14 (ANI): Indian origin England batsman Ravi Bopara has been selected in the Test team to play against South Africa.
Sydney, July 13 (ANI): Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket, will continue playing in the Big Bash and Indian Premier League.
Karachi, July 11 (ANI): Pakistani batsman Imran Nazir, who is well known for his aggressive batting, has said he is far more mature and complete batsman now in comparison to his debut days.
Basseterre (St/ Kitts), July 11(IANS/CMC) Talismanic opener Chris Gayle has pushed back on suggestions that his wicket is key to the West Indies fortunes in the One-Day International series against New Zealand.
Kingston (Jamaica), July 8 (IANS/CMC) Chris Gayle struck a record-breaking 20th One-Day International century while Marlon Samuels hammered his first in six years as the West Indies brushed aside hapless New Zealand by 55 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series here Saturday.
Kingston (Jamaica), July 5 (IANS/CMC) Chris Gayle returns to Sabina Park with the West Indies for the first time in three years and is hoping he can deliver something special before his hometown fans in the opening One-day International of the five-match series against New Zealand here Thursday.
Washington, July 4 (ANI): Mosquitoes are buzzing once again, and with that comes the threat of West Nile virus.
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Mosquitoes have an uncanny ability to sniff out potential victims for blood, thanks to a large part of their tiny brains being devoted to the sense of smell.
Fort Lauderdale, June 30 (IANS/CMC) Talismanic West Indies opener Chris Gayle has stressed the importance of a winning start to the series against New Zealand this weekend.
Sydney, June 25(ANI): Australia coach Mickey Arthur has said the selectors are still pondering over the right opening partnership for the team in the fifty over format ahead of their five match one-day series against England, starting on Friday at Lord's.
Islamabad, June 14(ANI): Former Pakistan cricketer and commentator Rameez Raza believes the rise of various domestic cricket leagues have eroded the importance of international cricket, and these lucrative leagues are slowly devouring it.
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A porn star stepped forward to show her body piercings and prove that the rumoured naked photo of Kim Kardashian taken inside a hotel room is hers.
London, June 14 (ANI): West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle believes England has made a big mistake by refusing to allow South Africa's Kevin Pietersen to continue playing Twenty20 cricket.
London, June 13 (ANI): Russell Brand has revealed that he wants to ask the Dalai Lama if his beloved football club West Ham United will avoid relegation, when they meet later this week.
Tehran, June 12 (ANI): Iran has started designing the country's first nuclear submarine, according to a report.
Birmingham, June 8 (IANS/CMC) After washing out play without a ball bowled on the opening day, rain again forced the abandonment of the second day of the third and final Test between England and the West Indies at Edgbaston here Friday.