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Police file sexual harassment charges against Indian fast bowler

His wife had lodged an FIR against him at the Kolkata police station

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Yadav spins India to victory over Windies in first Twenty20

India chased down the target of 110 runs in 17.5 overs

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Bomb kills child, injures nine in India’s Kolkata

Forensic teams are trying to gather evidence

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Indian bowler Shami charged with violence after affairs claim

Kolkata: Police on Friday charged Indian fast bowler Mohammad Shami after his wife filed a formal complaint alleging assault, domestic violence and infidelity. Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan, a former model, filed a written complaint with the police in Kolkata just days after going public with claims that Shami had affairs with other women. The controversy…

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Rain delays first Test between Sri Lanka and India

KOLKATA: Rain delayed the toss for the opening Test between India and Sri Lanka in Kolkata on Thursday. Inclement weather in the eastern city of Kolkata had forced the two teams to cancel their practice on the eve of the first of the three Tests and drizzle Thursday morning kept the covers in place at…

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As #MeToo movement gains momentum, Kolkata police take up responsibility

NEWS DESK: Kolkata Police have responded to the viral #MeToo hashtag, calling upon women to talk about sexual harassment or assault and urged residents of the West Bengal capital to not to be “afraid and to report to the police every time” they face any threat, reported Hindustan Times. The police department has shared a…

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India bat against Australia in 2nd ODI

KOLKATA: India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first in the second one-day international against Australia at Eden Gardens on Thursday. The hosts, who lead the five-match series 1-0, have retained the XI that beat Australia by 26 runs in the rain-hit first ODI in Chennai on Sunday. “Nice and hard wicket,…

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We will fight for Pakitan, Indian Muslim cleric

KOLKATA: Maulana Nurur Rehman Barkati, the Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan masjid, a famous mosque in Kolkata, has threatened to wage ‘jihad’ in the country if India is declared a ‘Hindu Rashtra’, a media report said. “If namaz, azaan, Quran and Shariat law are banned then jihad will begin,” Imam Barkati said while speaking to…

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Watch: Furious Kohli gets out after being distracted by spectator

KOLKATA: After being caught in the slip off the first delivery, Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Virat Kohli blamed a spectator from the crowd for distracting him, on Sunday. After being dismissed, Kohli threw his helmet on the floor and took his gloves off in anger as he reached the dug out of the RCB. Angrily,…

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KKR host Gujarat in IPL 2017 fixture

KOLKATA: Kolkata Knight Riders will play Gujarat Lions in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 encounter at their home ground, Samaa reported. The match will start at 08.00 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST). KKR’s Andre Russell is expected to make his place in the team as the team might be considering to replace out of…

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Live Updates: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Punjab by 8 wickets

16.3 Kolkata Knight Riders win the match by 8 wickets End of the 16th over (7 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 164/2 End of the 15th over (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 157/2 End of the 14th over (12 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 148/2 End of the 13th over (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 136/2 End…

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Indian film actress found hanging

KOLKATA: Indian film actress Bitasta Saha was found hanging in her bedroom in a Kolkata apartment on Tuesday evening, local media reported. Friends had been unable to reach the star of the October 2016 film Banchha Elo Phire starrer since afternoon. They broke into Bitasta Saha’s apartment with the help of neighbours and found her…

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New Zealand bowlers put India on backfoot

KOLKATA: New Zealand bowlers put  India on the backfoot despite fighting fifties from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, to leave the hosts on 239 for seven Friday in the second Test. New Zealand’s recalled pace bowler Matt Henry and off-spinner Jeetan Patel shared five wickets between them on the first day of a must-win match…

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St Lucia Ground to be named after Sammy

Darren Sammy’s role in leading the West Indies to the ICC World Twenty20 2016 title has been recognised by St Lucia, the country of his birth, as it was announced that the island’s main cricket ground would be renamed in his honour. Kenny Anthony, the St Lucia Prime Minister, said on Tuesday (April 5) that…

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West Indies women stun Australia to take World T20 title

KOLKATA: Powerful half-centuries from Hayley Matthews and skipper Stafanie Taylor fired the West Indies to their maiden women’s World Twenty20 crown in a thrilling last-over win against Australia in Sunday’s final in Kolkata. Chasing a competitive 149 for a win against the three-time champions, West Indies rode a blistering 120-run opening stand between Matthews (66)…

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Hope fades for survivors as India flyover toll hits 25

KOLKATA: The death toll from a collapsed flyover in eastern India rose to 25 on Friday, after emergency workers toiled through the night to find any remaining survivors trapped under huge slabs of concrete and metal girders. But emergency authorities said there was little hope of finding any more survivors after pulling almost 100 people…

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At least 20 killed as flyover collapses in Indian city

KOLKATA: Hundreds of emergency workers in India battled Thursday evening to rescue dozens of people still trapped after a flyover collapsed onto a busy street, killing at least 20 people and injuring nearly 100. The flyover was under construction when a 100-metre (330-feet) section collapsed suddenly onto a crowded street in the eastern city of…

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Kiwis crush Bangladesh by 75 runs at World T20

KOLKATA: New Zealand bowled Bangladesh out for a record low of 70 as they cruised to a 75-run victory at cricket’s World Twenty20 Saturday, maintaining their perfect record at the tournament. Allrounder Grant Elliott took three wickets for 12 runs in his four overs while Ish Sodhi chipped in with three for 21 as Bangladesh’s…

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Dhoni lauds India as turnaround kings

KOLKATA: Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed India as cricket’s bounceback kings after they again followed up an early defeat in a major tournament with an emphatic win and kickstarted their bid for World Twenty20 glory. After their shock defeat on Tuesday to New Zealand in their first match, the hosts cruised to a six-wicket victory over…

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Pakistan set India 119 to win

KOLKATA: Ahmed Shehzad and Shoaib Malik played crucial cameos to guide Pakistan to 118 for five against India in a World Twenty20 showdown Saturday which was reduced to 18 overs a side by rain. Put in to bat on a moisture-laden Eden Gardens pitch that saw heavy rains through the day, Pakistan openers Sharjeel Khan…

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CAB honours Pakistan-India legends

KOLKATA: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Monday honoured six legendary cricketers from India and Pakistan ahead of the two sides locking horns in ICC World Twenty20 group encounter. Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag from India and Imran Khan, Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram of Pakistan were handed over mementoes by West…

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