We need to have better academies and start early, says Lalengmawia Ralte after Belgium stint | Football News

MUMBAI: Starting early and upgrading academies are crucial to lifting the standard of Indian football, feels Lalengmawia Ralte, who has returned from a two-week training camp with Mumbai City FC‘s sister club in Belgium, Lommel SK. The prodigious midfielder, Apuia scored his first goal for the Islanders in the 2022 Durand Cup final against Bengaluru […]


UK says Putin’s threats must be taken seriously

LONDON: Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s speech on Wednesday was a worrying escalation and the threats he made in it must be taken seriously, British foreign office minister Gillian Keegan told Sky News. “Clearly it’s something that we should take very seriously because, you know, we’re not in control – I’m not sure he’s in control […]


S. Jaishankar: ‘You’re not fooling anybody…’ Jaishankar responds to US F-16 package for Pakistan | World News

WASHINGTON: External affairs minister S Jaishankar has raised questions over the “merits” of the US-Pakistan relationship and said that Washington’s ties with Islamabad have not served the “American interest”. “It’s a relationship that has neither ended up serving Pakistan well nor serving the American interests,” Jaishankar said at an event organized by the Indian American […]


Ukrainians scared by Russia’s preordained referendums

KYIV: After seven weary months of war, many Ukrainians fear more suffering and political repression awaits them as referendums orchestrated by the Kremlin with help from gun-toting police portend Russia’s imminent annexation of four occupied regions. Many residents fled the regions before the referendums got underway, scared about being forced to vote or potentially being […]