Dhoni blames pacers for New Zealand series loss

Mahendra-Singh-DhoniHamilton, Jan 28 : India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed his fast bowlers after losing the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand 0-3 here Tuesday.

India put up a respectable total of 278/5 in their 50 overs, which the Black Caps chased down in 48.1 overs with seven wickets to spare in the fourth ODI.

Target to open new store at Centre Mall in Hamilton

Target to open new store at Centre Mall in HamiltonUS retail giant, Target is set to open its new store in the Centre Mall in Hamilton in Canada tomorrow to attract more customers on the other side of the border.

The company is planning to inaugurate the new mall at 8 a. m. on Tuesday as part of the company's plans to launch 24 stores across different parts of Canada within March.  The company is already running three stores in Ontario in Guelph, Fergus and Milton.  It will open a total of 17 stores tomorrow and another four on 28 March, 2013.

McCullum fires New Zealand to win over England

Brendon-McCullumHamilton (New Zealand), Feb 12 : New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum inspired his team to a crushing 55-run win over England in the second Twenty20 international in Hamilton on Tuesday, levelling the series

New Zealand made 192 for six after being sent into bat, and then bowled out the tourists for 137.

McCullum scored 74, including five sixes and six fours, as the Black Caps made the most of the short Seddon Park boundaries to punish the England attack.

England captain Stuart Broad said New Zealand played fantastically and took the game away from the visitors.

Bank of Baroda to expand operations in New Zealand

Bank of Baroda to expand operations in New ZealandHamilton (New Zealand), April 3 - Bank of Baroda is all set to expand its banking operations in New Zealand, an official said.

The bank's first branch was opened in Auckland Feb 4 and two new branches are coming up in Auckland and in Wellington.

Bank of Baroda NZ managing director Satish Vermani told IANS that the customers' response was encouraging and the bank has been providing all banking services in the country.

Bank of Baroda started its overseas operation by opening its first branch way back in 1953 in Mombasa, Kenya.

New Zealand happy with Karan Johar taking new movie shoot there

Karan JoharHamilton (New Zealand), Dec 20 - Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar will shoot his next production venture "I Hate Luv Stories" in Queenstown in January, and a New Zealand official has welcomed it, saying it will help promote tourism.

"The movie will attract a huge audience and the media surrounding the filming and the release will also present great opportunities for promoting New Zealand as a visitor destination," said Tourism New Zealand's acting chief executive Tim Hunter.

Six fold hike in Indian businessmen settling in New Zealand

Hamilton, Nov 22 - There has been a nearly six-fold increase in the number of Indians who have been approved residence through business categories in New Zealand, authorities said.

As many as 53 Indians were among 689 people who were approved residence through business categories for financial year 2007-08 as compared to nine in 2002-03, said New Zealand's department of labour.

Yugraj Mahil, an Indian Businessmen in New Zealand, said that most of Indian businessmen have set up liquor store, dairies, farms and restaurants in New Zealand.

Dinosaur footprints found in New Zealand

Dinosaur footprints found in New ZealandHamilton (New Zealand), Nov 15 - Seventy million-year-old dinosaur footprints have been found in New Zealand, a geologist said.

The footprints were found in the South Island region of Nelson - the first evidence of the dinosaur's existence in the country.

Geologist Greg Browne of the New Zealand government-owned research organisation, G. N. S. Science, found the footprints while he was investigating rock and sediment formations in Whanganui inlet at Golden Bay, said a press release of Tourism New Zealand here.

Two India born academics win New Zealand grant

Hamilton (New Zealand), Oct 22 - Two India born academics have won a prestigious research grant in New Zealand to help design public policy on the use of new and emerging technologies.

Priya Kurian and Debashish Munshi of the University of Waikato here were awarded the $560,000 Marsden research grant by the Royal Society of New Zealand for their project on "sustainable citizenship".

Kurian, an associate professor of Political Science, said: "Our project moves away from treating views on new technologies in oppositional terms. Instead, we are working on a concept of sustainable citizenship which works towards a deliberated set of shared values among people."

New Zealander of British ancestry sponsors Bhagat Singh memoria

bhagat-singhHamilton (New Zealand), Oct 2 : A mega function would be held here Saturday by the Indian community in New Zealand to mark the birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. And a New Zealander of British ancestry will be one of the sponsors of the programme.

Richard Howard, managing director of reputed immigration consultancy Pathways, is only happy to chip in for the patriotic function being organised by the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial Trust in Hamilton and will deliver a keynote address for the gathering of around 1,500 Indians.

India end 33 year jinx, thrash New Zealand in Hamilton Test

India end 33 year jinx, thrash New Zealand in Hamilton TestHamilton, Mar. 21: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a developed a knack of creating history as he lead India to its first Test match win in New Zealand after 33 years.

Needing 39 runs to break the jinx of not winning a five day game in New Zealand, India reached the target with all ten wickets intact.

Except Sehwag, most batsmen respect a decent ball, says Kiwi pacer Martin

Except Sehwag, most batsmen respect a decent ball, says Kiwi pacer MartinHamilton (New Zealand), Mar. 20 : New Zealand fast bowler Chris Martin is of the view that except for Indian opener Virender Sehwag, most batters respect a decent ball when it is delivered to them.

"Bowling to the likes of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar was not as daunting. Most of the players will respect a decent ball apart from Sehwag," a smiling Martin said.

Martin, who has played 46 Tests for New Zealand, is featuring in his first series against India.

Dravid, Tendulkar spearhead India to dominant 278-4 in Hamilton Test

Dravid, Tendulkar spearhead India to dominant 278-4 in Hamilton TestHamilton, Mar. 19 : A dominant India on Thursday were just a run short of New Zealand's total of 279 in their first innings in the first Test being played at Seddon Park in Hamilton, thanks to three half centuries from the blades of Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar.

At close of play on the second day of the Test, Sachin Tendulkar was unbeaten on 70, with eleven boundaries, while southpaw Yuvraj Singh was keeping him company on eight.

Hamilton Test: India bundle out Kiwis for 279, score 29 for 0

Hamilton (New Zealand), Mar. 18 : India was 29 without loss in their first innings in reply to New Zealand''s 279 at stumps on day one of the first cricket test at Hamilton's Seddon Park today.

Virender Sehwag (22) and Gautam Gambhir (6) safely negotiated the seven overs available before stumps, the Waikato Times reported.

Captain Daniel Vettori top scored for his side with 118 - his third test century - while Jesse Ryder brought up his maiden test ton the ball before his dismissal for 102 ended the innings.

Ishant Sharma was the leading Indian bowler with four for 73 from 19.2 overs.

Ryder had a few nervous moments on 98 as number 11 batsman Chris Martin had to bat out five balls from spinner Harbhajan Singh.

India deemed favourites in Test series against Kiwis

 India deemed favourites in Test series against KiwisHamilton (New Zealand), Mar. 17 : With New Zealand flunking in their first test against the much vaunted Indian batting line-up, bookies believe that India has a chance to alter its abysmal Test record in this country.

The task before the Kiwis appears quite formidable, given that apart from Sachin Tendulkar, they also have to deal with the broad and scything blades of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman.

The destructive Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh are the others that the Black Caps have to be wary about.

Getting Tendulkar out in first Test would be a dream come true: Arnel

http://topnews.in/files/Brent-Arnel.jpgHamilton (New Zealand), Mar. 13 : Northern Districts fast bowler Brent Arnel hopes to play against Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar in his debut Test, and says it would be a "dream come true" to get him out.

The Te Awamutu-born, Waiuku-raised 30-year-old bowler was quoted by the Waikato Times as saying: "Playing him would be a dream come true, getting him out would be the best moment of my career."

New Zealand cricket has a long history of giving young bowlers a chance, the bowlers getting injured then coming back as mature cricketers.

Black Caps to come up with Plan B to neutralise Indian juggernaut

Black Caps to come up with Plan B to neutralise Indian juggernautHamilton (New Zealand), Mar. 10 : The Black Caps have reportedly decided to switch tactics against India in Hamilton tomorrow provided, of course, skipper Daniel Vettori gets the option and the pitch is of its usual good standard.

Down 2-0, with two to play, New Zealand coach Andy Moles feels it is time to switch tactics in an attempt to put the Indians under some heat, which is possibly another way of saying his bowlers simply have the yips and are losing them games.

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