Rio de Janeiro, May 18 (IANS) Former Real Madrid and Brazil international forward Julio Baptista revealed that he is considering a return to Brazilian football. The 31-year-old, now at Spanish top-flight club Malaga, has been linked with a move to Internacional, managed by Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning captain and former national coach Dunga, reports Xinhua. "We haven't spoken but I know there is interest," Batista told Radio Bandeirantes.
Johannesburg, May 18 (IANS) An Indian team comprising IITians and a Nigerian team promoting low-cost farm products have triumphed at an India-Africa business competition held here. India's Life Catalyst Technologies and Nigeria's Jorsey Ashbel Farms won the 2nd Indiafrica Business Venture Competition held as part of the ongoing IndiAfrica Festival here, a statement from the organisers said Saturday. Four teams from India, two from Nigeria and one each from South Africa and Kenya made their final presentations before a grand jury comprising professionals from Africa and India at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) In one of the biggest seizure of drugs, customs officials at Mumbai Airport Friday nabbed a South African woman carrying 26 kg of drugs worth over Rs.13 crore, an official said here. The woman, identified as Sity Lentin (42), had concealed the drugs in her luggage, said Assistant Commissioner of Customs
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) South Africa could account for the bulk of the coal India may need as it is not currently mulling any export taxes on the commodity. Australia and Indonesia are the two key countries from where India imports coal. But Indonesia, the world's top exporter of coal, is currently planning to impose an export tax on the fuel this year, and Australia's parliament last year passed a mining tax on profits from coal and iron ore
Dharamsala, May 16 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab kept their faint hopes of making the play-offs alive by beating Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League here Thursday. Contributions from skipper Adam Gilchrist (42), Shaun Marsh (45) and David Miller (44 not out) ensured Punjab post 171 for four. The bowlers were able to restrict Delhi to 164 for seven in the first of the two matches to be played at the picturesque HPCA Stadium
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) Trade between India and South Africa is expected to rise to more than $20 billion in the next two to three years and value-added products would be thrust area of the South African exports in the coming days, two South African diplomats said Thursday. Bilateral trade between the two countries stood at $14.7 billion during 2012-
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Women's Forum resolution was signed here Thursday.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Uncertainty of getting picked in the team for the next match and getting a lesser number of overs to bowl are the reasons behind IPL players indulging in spot-fixing to earn a quick buck, said former Delhi Police chief K.K. Paul, who in 2000 busted the first match fixing racket in India involving late South African captain Hansie Cronje and others
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The latest spot-fixing scandal involving Rajasthan Royals' Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan is not the first instance in history where cricketers have been caught fixing.
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) Maria Mutola, the 2000 Olympics 800m gold medallist, three-time 800m World champion and seven-time 800m Indoor World champion, says self-belief and a sound coaching programme are the keys to success. At a media conference here Thursday, Mutola, the brand ambassador for the World 10K Bangalore, to be run here Sunday, said: "World champions arise from the most unlikely of places and there is no reason why India cannot produce one.
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