Praveen Kumar: News

A master of swing bowling, Praveen Kumar’s name will be forever etched in India’s cricketing fables. No Indian fan can forget India’s disastrous 2011 tour of England. Praveen was the only bright light in those dark hours and his name on Lord’s honors board is a testament to his heroics. Hailing from Meerut, Praveen was a quintessential medium-pacer from the subcontinent whose speed was nothing special. It was, however, his ability to swing the ball that made him special. It wasn’t surprising that he was called 'jaadugar' back in Meerut. Praveen made his first-class debut for Uttar Pradesh in the 2005-2006 Ranji season. He baffled cricket observers with his 41 wickets. His international debut came against Pakistan in an ODI in 2007. His most memorable performances came in the 2007-2008 CB Series where he played an important role in India’s victory. Praveen’s record overseas made him a mainstay in the Indian lineup. He made his Test debut against West Indies in 2011. As injuries plagued his career and stopped him from achieving his potential, he soon fell down the pecking order. Praveen announced his retirement from all formats in 2018.

03 Sep 2021


Tokyo Paralympics: Praveen Kumar clinches silver in men's high jump

India's Praveen Kumar clinched the silver medal in the men's high jump T64 event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Won't immerse ashes; Hathras victim's family narrates ordeal to HC

The family of the 19-year-old girl, whose assault and death in Hathras jolted India, said on Monday that they won't be immersing her ashes — a mandatory ritual for the dead — until they get justice.

Stuart Broad's memorable milestones in Test cricket

All the years of gruelling drills finally paid off when Stuart Broad registered his 500th Test scalp in the third Test against West Indies.

31 Mar 2020

Shah Rukh Khan

#LockdownWatchlist: 'Shaktimaan' and other 90s shows returning on TV

As we all stay home and try to cope with the unprecedented 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, national broadcaster Doordarshan is driving us down the memory lane.

IPL 2020: Famous victories of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore continue to escalate their fan base despite facing a slump in the last three IPL editions.

27 Dec 2019


Uttar Pradesh: Internet shut in 21 districts, security beefed up

The Uttar Pradesh government doesn't want to leave anything to chance and has made elaborate preparations to deal with protests which could spark after Friday prayers.

22 Dec 2019

Uttar Pradesh

UP cop, shot at during CAA protests, saved by wallet

By some stroke of luck, a police constable in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad escaped death during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act on Saturday.

15 Dec 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Praveen Kumar drunkenly thrashed me, my minor son: Ex-cricketer's neighbor

Former cricketer Praveen Kumar is back in the news and for all the wrong reasons.

07 Dec 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Unnao rape victim dies day after being burnt alive

The 23-year-old woman, who was set ablaze by the men she accused of rape, died at Delhi's Safdarjung hospital on Friday night.

03 Dec 2019


Priyam Garg thanks his father after getting U-19 captaincy

India's young gun Priyam Garg created headlines on Monday after being appointed the captain for Team India in the upcoming ICC U-19 World Cup 2020.

IPL 2019: RR beat RCB, here are the records broken

Rajasthan Royals got off the blocks in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 season after sealing an important victory in match number 14 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

IPL 2019: List of all records scripted till 2018

We are about to witness the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, and it is going to be another season dominated by milestones and statistics.

28 Jan 2019


India clinch ODI series against New Zealand: Here're records broken

India won their third successive ODI series after beating New Zealand on Monday.

02 Nov 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi: Confused over SC order, firecrackers sellers shut shops voluntarily

Ahead of Diwali, dealers have decided to voluntarily shut their firecrackers shops in Old Delhi as they are confused about the Supreme Court order.

20 Oct 2018


Veteran pace bowler Praveen Kumar retires from cricket

Former Indian cricketer Praveen Kumar has finally decided to call it quits from the game.

06 Oct 2018

Yogi Adityanath

#AppleExecutiveMurderCase: Three policemen protesting arrest of accused constable suspended

Some police constables across Uttar Pradesh observed "Black Day" on 5 October and tied a black ribbon on their arms following the arrest and suspension of constable Prashant Chaudhary, the main accused in the murder case of Apple employee Vivek Tiwari.

16 Sep 2018


Asia Cup 2018: A look back at classic India-Pak encounters

India and Pakistan have met each other 12 times in the history of Asia Cup.

15 Sep 2018


Haryana: Three held with demonetized currency worth Rs. 1.43 crore

The Haryana Police claimed to have seized demonetized currency worth Rs. 1.43 crore from three persons.

24 Jul 2018


Anand, 'Super 30' mentor, accused of fraud, misleading JEE aspirants

For years now, celebrated mathematician Anand Kumar has made headlines as the mentor whose students from poor backgrounds almost always make it to the prestigious IITs.

Bowling records broken in IPL 2018

The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League has proved to be one of the most exciting seasons so far with some breathtaking last over finishes, great comebacks, massive upsets and heartbreaks.

IPL: 5 best catches over the years

The Indian Premier League has given the fans plenty to be thankful for and one of the best attributes of the tournament has been the fielding.

IPL 2018: Which new records were set in this season?

The Indian Premier League 2018 season has seen some interesting records being set as the 11th edition has captured the mind of fans once again.

06 Apr 2018

Manish Sisodia

Panel to meet Rajnath over 400% salary-hike for Delhi MLAs

Delhi Assembly on Friday formed a six-member committee to take up the issue of the proposed hike in salary of ministers and legislators with the Centre.

05 Apr 2018

Delhi Police

Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra marshaled out of Delhi Assembly

Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra was today marshaled out of the Delhi Assembly after he went near the Speaker's chair and tore a copy of the House's business list, demanding the removal of a scheduled discussion regarding "alleged attempt to incite communal disturbance on the pretext of Ramnavami procession".

Reliving the best hat-tricks in the Indian Premier League

How often do you see hat-tricks being picked up by bowlers in cricket? Needless to say that it is a rare feat.

01 Mar 2018


IPL 2018: A look at the past records

The Indian Premier League 2018 kicks off on April 7 in Mumbai with the hosts welcoming Chennai Super Kings.

02 Feb 2018


Days after major bureaucratic reshuffle, UP transfers 26 IPS officers

The UP government has transferred 26 IPS officers, including the additional director general (ADG), inspector general (IG), deputy inspector general (DIG) and superintendent of police (SP).

Praveen Kumar joins Samajwadi Party ahead of UP elections

According to reports, cricketer Praveen Kumar met Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav and decided to join Samajwadi Party.