Grings wants Swiss to be ‘aggressive’ at WC

Posted on   9:26 am

Switzerland coach Inka Grings said she wants her team to play fearless, aggressive football when they make only their second World Cup appearance in Australia and New Zealand. Switzerland, who reached the round of 16 in 2015,

SL to play ODI series against Afghan

Posted on   9:24 am

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the schedule of their upcoming three-match home ODI series against Afghanistan. The hosts will look to focus on their preparations for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier matches in Zimbabwe in June and July by playing Afghanistan in a three-match ODI series.

Shivam Dube, a unique talent: Mike Hussey

Posted on   9:23 am

Chennai Super Kings batting coach Michael Hussey on Tuesday said big-hitting batter Shivam Dube is a unique talent and he been playing at his best because of the clarity of his role. ”He is a unique talent. His ability to hit the ball out of the park is amazing.

SL to seek $200mn from World Bank

Posted on   9:22 am

 Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers approved a proposal to start discussions with the World Bank to obtain $200 million for social security programs, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. Cabinet spokesperson Bandula Gunawardena

Biden urges “fair deal” for striking Hollywood writers

Posted on   9:21 am

US President Joe Biden has reacted to the ongoing writers’ strike in Hollywood. During the White House screening of the upcoming streaming series ‘American Born Chinese’, Biden called for fair deal for writers who are on strike, Variety reported. “Nights like these are a reminder of the power of stories and the importance of treating storytellers with the dignity, respect and value they deserve,” Biden stated.

Germany mulls increase in deportations

Posted on   9:20 am

 Germany is mulling a change of course in its policy on migration and may deport a larger number of rejected asylum seekers, a local media report said. The plans are to be discussed at a refugee summit with the federal and state governments on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency quoted the Bild newspaper report as saying.

Imran Khan faces over 120 cases across Pakistan

Posted on   9:19 am

Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan, who was arrested by paramilitary Rangers on Tuesday, is facing 121 cases across the country, including for committing treason and blasphemy and inciting violence and terrorism. Khan, who travelled from Lahore to the federal capital Islamabad

Nepal sees tourism recovering fast after Covid

Posted on   9:18 am

Nepal’s tourism industry is recovering faster in the post-Covid era, with 3,26,528 tourist arrivals by air from January to April this year, of which around 28 per cent were Indians. “Tourist arrivals in the country have increased a lot in the recent period, which is very positive and encouraging,”