Russian oil shipments to central Europe expected to resume

BRATISLAVA: Oil shipments from Russia through a critical pipeline to several European countries should resume soon after a problem over payments for the transit was resolved, Slovakia’s economy minister said on Wednesday. Russian state pipeline operator Transneft said on Tuesday that it halted shipments through the southern branch of the Druzhba oil pipeline, which flows […]

GoI working towards inclusive tiger conservation effort: Union minister Bhupender Yadav

New Delhi:The Centre has been working towards an inclusive conservation effort by involving local communities who live in close proximity to tiger reserves, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said on Wednesday. Addressing the inaugural session of pre-summit meeting of ‘tiger range countries’ here, Yadav said special campaigns to make tiger reserves plastic-free are also operational. […]

IIT Mandi uses AI-enhanced research algorithms to select appropriate wastewater management method

New Delhi: Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi have used artificial intelligence-enhanced operation research tools to select wastewater management methods to meet the specific socio-economic needs of places and environments. While selecting the most environment-friendly wastewater treatment technology, the study also helps to take large-scale decisions such as investments and socio-cultural policies. The […]

Icrisat opens agro-processing unit in AP to aid small farmers

Anantapuramu: The International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (Icrisat) and Walmart Foundation on Wednesday inaugurated a secondary processing unit at Muddalapuram village here to support local farmers with new livelihood opportunities and market access facilities. Icrisat has been working along with its project implementation partner, Accion Fraterna Ecology Centre (AFEC), to accelerate Farmer Producer […]

Kohli has all the tools to come out of batting slump: Mahela

DUBAI: Star India batter Virat Kohli is a quality player and has all the tools needed to come out of his prolonged dip in form, said former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene. Kohli and a fit-again KL Rahul on Monday returned to a 15-member Indian squad for the Asia Cup scheduled to be held in […]

‘We want to create our bench strength’: Team India skipper Rohit Sharma ahead of Asia Cup, World T20

NEW DELHI: With cricket being played round the year, India captain Rohit Sharma feels having a solid bench strength is paramount, and the team is striving to build one with an eye on the future. Since their shock group-stage elimination in the last T20 World Cup, India have been experimenting with their squads, with injury […]

Trent Boult released from New Zealand contract, wants to spend more time at home

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday expressed sadness at the sudden demise of former international umpire Rudi Koertzen. The-73-year-old, who officiated in 331 international matches in a career stretching from 1992 to 2010, died in a car accident in South Africa on Tuesday. “Rudi was among the best umpires of his generation and […]

1st T20I: Ireland edge Afghanistan to win last-over thriller

BELFAST: Ireland ended a run of eight successive Twenty20 international defeats after beating Afghanistan with just one ball remaining in a seven-wicket win in Belfast on Tuesday. George Dockrell struck the match-clinching boundary off the penultimate ball as Ireland, chasing 169, finished on 171-3. The result was Ireland’s first win in any form of international […]