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Sri Lanka, UAE the back-up venues for 2021 T20 WC

13 Aug 2020

Sri Lanka, UAE the back-up venues for 2021 T20 WC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has zeroed in on Sri Lanka and the UAE, in case India is unable to host the next year's T20 WC.

BCCI gets approval from government to conduct IPL in UAE

10 Aug 2020

BCCI gets approval from government to conduct IPL in UAE

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has received the much-awaited permission from the Government of India to conduct the IPL in the United Arab Emirates.

Yuzvendra Chahal announces engagement with Dhanashree Verma

08 Aug 2020

Yuzvendra Chahal announces engagement with Dhanashree Verma

Team India cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal on Saturday took fans by surprise as he announced his engagement with partner Dhanashree Verma on social media.

IPL 2020: MS Dhoni resumes practice in Ranchi

07 Aug 2020

IPL 2020: MS Dhoni resumes practice in Ranchi

Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has started hitting the nets at JSCA International Stadium Complex after Governing Council confirmed the dates of this year's Indian Premier League.

IPL 2020: Five Indian leg-spinners to watch out for

04 Aug 2020

IPL 2020: Five Indian leg-spinners to watch out for

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League will start in September this year.

It's official! IPL 2020 to start from September 19

02 Aug 2020

It's official! IPL 2020 to start from September 19

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to be held from September 19 to November 10 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

IPL 2020: Governing Council set to meet on August 2

28 Jul 2020

IPL 2020: Governing Council set to meet on August 2

The IPL Governing Council will meet on August 2 to finalize the schedule and other key arrangements for the tournament.

IPL 2020: UAE receives Letter of Intent from BCCI

27 Jul 2020

IPL 2020: UAE receives Letter of Intent from BCCI

The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), on Monday, confirmed receiving the Letter of Intent from the BCCI to host the Indian Premier League this year.

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus Nord launch, massive VPN leak, Garmin's outage, more

26 Jul 2020

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus Nord launch, massive VPN leak, Garmin's outage, more

This week, a number of developments were noted, especially in the consumer technology category.

IPL 2020: Records that can be broken this season

24 Jul 2020

IPL 2020: Records that can be broken this season

Following the postponement of ICC T20 World Cup, the possibility of conducting the Indian Premier League has opened up.

IPL will run from September 19 to November 8: Reports

24 Jul 2020

IPL will run from September 19 to November 8: Reports

The much-awaited 2020 season of the Indian Premier League will likely take place from September 19 to November 8, in the United Arab Emirates.

Emirates Cricket Board awaits BCCI's confirmation to host the IPL

22 Jul 2020

Emirates Cricket Board awaits BCCI's confirmation to host the IPL

The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) is waiting for an official confirmation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to host the Indian Premier League (IPL).

India could play three T20Is against SA ahead of IPL

22 Jul 2020

India could play three T20Is against SA ahead of IPL

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to explore the possibility of a three-match T20I series against South Africa in the UAE.

IPL: Governing Council set to discuss tournament's schedule

21 Jul 2020

IPL: Governing Council set to discuss tournament's schedule

The Indian Premier League Governing Council will hold a meeting to discuss the schedule of the tournament.

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: TikTok considering HQ relocation; UAE's Mars mission

20 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: TikTok considering HQ relocation; UAE's Mars mission

A lot has happened over the weekend!

New Zealand offers to host IPL: Reports

06 Jul 2020

New Zealand offers to host IPL: Reports

New Zealand has expressed interest to host the Indian Premier League, if India is unable to conduct it, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

06 Jul 2020

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

While China remains locked in an intense stand-off with India, it is supplying four armed drones to Pakistan, another hostile neighbor of New Delhi, a report in Hindustan Times said.

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in human trials: Details here

28 Jun 2020

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in human trials: Details here

As the world deals with the novel coronavirus pandemic, China National Biotec Group (CNBG) has announced a major milestone in the effort to develop a vaccine for the deadly respiratory disease.

Ambani's Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.2 billion from Mubadala

05 Jun 2020

Ambani's Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.2 billion from Mubadala

In another multi-billion-dollar deal, Jio Platforms, the company holding the telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has agreed to raise Rs. 9,093.6 crore from Mubadala, an Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor.

Samsung Galaxy M11 and Galaxy M01 launched in India

02 Jun 2020

Samsung Galaxy M11 and Galaxy M01 launched in India

Expanding its range of affordable smartphones, Samsung has launched the Galaxy M11 and Galaxy M01 in India.

IPL 2020: UAE offer to host the tournament

10 May 2020

IPL 2020: UAE offer to host the tournament

The Emirates Cricket Board has offered to host the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) in UAE.

Kerala: Two Indians flown from UAE test positive for COVID-19

09 May 2020

Kerala: Two Indians flown from UAE test positive for COVID-19

Two Indians repatriated from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala, said CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday.

India's bid to host AFC Asian Cup 2027 submitted

05 Apr 2020

India's bid to host AFC Asian Cup 2027 submitted

India has submitted its bid documents for hosting the AFC Asian Cup in 2027, a top official of the national federation confirmed.

MEA confirms 255 Indians test positive for coronavirus in Iran

18 Mar 2020

MEA confirms 255 Indians test positive for coronavirus in Iran

The Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday said that 255 Indians in Iran have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed abducted daughters, UK court finds

06 Mar 2020

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed abducted daughters, UK court finds

A United Kingdom court has accepted as proved the allegations of abduction, torture, and threats against the billionaire ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (70).

Robin Singh appointed UAE's director of cricket

12 Feb 2020

Robin Singh appointed UAE's director of cricket

Former India all-rounder Robin Singh has been named United Arab Emirates' new director of cricket.

India to witness annular solar eclipse after Christmas: Details here

25 Dec 2019

India to witness annular solar eclipse after Christmas: Details here

Before bidding goodbye to 2019, India will catch a glimpse of the year's last solar eclipse.

Uninstall ToTok  messenger, it is UAE's surveillance app

24 Dec 2019

Uninstall ToTok messenger, it is UAE's surveillance app

When Israeli malware was caught spying on WhatsApp chats of thousands of activists, journalists, and academicians, we knew that the nightmares of dystopian state surveillance are coming to life.

Top five best road trips around the world

16 Dec 2019

Top five best road trips around the world

A road trip can be a great way to relax and reconnect with yourself after months, perhaps years of back-breaking and mind-numbing toil at work.

Pakistan will not stage home matches at neutral venues anymore

10 Dec 2019

Pakistan will not stage home matches at neutral venues anymore

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will no longer look for neutral venues to stage home international cricket matches.

Who is West Indies' new batting coach Monty Desai?

04 Dec 2019

Who is West Indies' new batting coach Monty Desai?

The West Indies cricket team has appointed Monty Desai as the batting coach on a two-year contract.

The most beautiful skyscrapers in the world

18 Nov 2019

The most beautiful skyscrapers in the world

By definition, a skyscraper is a building that exceeds the height of at least 100 meters or 330 ft. But we're not talking of skyrocketing heights today. Being tall doesn't translate to looking stylish.

Meet the nations which have qualified for ICC World T20

31 Oct 2019

Meet the nations which have qualified for ICC World T20

A total of 16 teams are set to battle it out for the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup to be held in Australia next year.

Namibia, Netherlands secure ICC World T20 spots: Details here

30 Oct 2019

Namibia, Netherlands secure ICC World T20 spots: Details here

Namibia are set to appear at the ICC T20 World Cup for the first time after beating Oman in Dubai.

Sri Lankan cricket squad leaves for Pakistan despite security concerns

24 Sep 2019

Sri Lankan cricket squad leaves for Pakistan despite security concerns

The Sri Lankan men's cricket squad has left for the tour of Pakistan despite security concerns.

Thousands worldwide, including ex-Saudi royal adviser, have Twitter accounts suspended

20 Sep 2019

Thousands worldwide, including ex-Saudi royal adviser, have Twitter accounts suspended

On Friday, the microblogging site Twitter said that it has closed down thousands of accounts on its platform for spreading fake news and pro-government propaganda.

Indian electrician jailed for molesting 5-year-old boy in Dubai

15 Sep 2019

Indian electrician jailed for molesting 5-year-old boy in Dubai

A 33-year-old Indian man has been sentenced to six months in prison for molesting a five-year-old boy in a sharing villa in Dubai.

Top five hidden gems of Dubai you should explore

06 Sep 2019

Top five hidden gems of Dubai you should explore

Featuring gigantic buildings, spectacular deserts, and adrenaline-boosting adventure sports- Dubai is a paradise for all sorts of travelers.

UAE woman files for divorce because husband was "too loving"

24 Aug 2019

UAE woman files for divorce because husband was "too loving"

While we often hear tragic stories of divorce where the spouse feels mistreated, abused or ignored, a woman in the United Arab Emirates is divorcing her husband because he is "too loving."

Tesla in India by 2020: Elon Musk tells IIT-M students

27 Jul 2019

Tesla in India by 2020: Elon Musk tells IIT-M students

While your dreams of owning a Batmobile, all gadgets in tow, may not come to fruition anytime soon, Indians could soon be driving their cars on autopilot, as tech entrepreneur Elon Musk plans to launch his electric automotive company Tesla in India by next year.