Being President takes toll: Donald Trump less of a billionaire now

Being President takes toll: Donald Trump less of a billionaire now

Washington: US President Donald Trump has tumbled down more than 200 places in the world’s billionaire rankings after losing around USD 400 million in his net worth from last year. The business tycoon, with 3.1 billion is now ranked 766th in 2018, down from a 544th ranking in 2017. Forbes, the American magazine which compiles […]

McCullum offers to give up Lahore captaincy

Brendon McCullum, the Lahore Qalandars captain, has question the execution of his bowlers, and has offered to “offload” his captaincy in a bid to change the fortunes of the side, which has lost all six of its games this season. Effectively, Thursday night’s six-wicket defeat to Islamabad United was Lahore’s eighth straight loss going back […]

Sutherland tells Australia to behave

James Sutherland, the Cricket Australia chief executive, has put the national team on notice to improve its on-field behaviour, after the CA board discussed the unsavoury events of the Durban Test match. While David Warner has hung on to the vice-captaincy after his ICC sanction for bringing the game into disrepute alongside Quinton de Kock, […]

Afghanistan suffer massive dent to World Cup hopes

Hong Kong scored their first ever ODI win over a Full Member when they beat Afghanistan by 30 runs on a rainy afternoon at the Bulawayo Athletic Club. The victory was built around Anshuman Rath’s half-century and was sealed by an outstanding spell of offspin bowling from Ehsan Khan, backed up by some inspired fielding. […]

Munro ditches red-ball cricket after ‘passion’ dims

Colin Munro, the New Zealand allrounder, has become the latest international cricketer to shelve his red-ball career to focus on the white ball saying that his “passion” for the longer format has diminished. Munro, 30, played one Test for New Zealand in 2013 but has now established himself in the ODI and T20 sides at […]

Serena Williams defends use of medical exemptions

INDIAN WELLS (United States): Serena Williams defended her use of a TUE (therapeutic use exemption) at the 2015 French Open, saying she uses them regularly and has never tested positive for illegal substances. Williams was asked about her use of TUE’s following her first round victory over Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 7-5, 6-3 at the […]

Army Chief should speak less, and with care

Sandeep Bamzai The time has come for India to shift focus to its northern border. The country is capable of handling China’s assertiveness. China is a powerful country, but we are not a weak nation. Yes, China is exerting pressure. We are dealing with it. Yes, we should try that it is not escalated. We […]

Macron in India: Ties that keep growing

Claude Arpi India and France are celebrating 20 years of partnership. The accord signed in 1998 by then French President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee is one of the oldest “strategic partnerships” that this country has. The pact was signed during President Chirac’s visit to India: “Both countries share a perspective that […]