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  • Sharad Pawar, Jagmohan Dalmiya urged to take over BCCI mantle 31-01-2015 10:01 PM

    Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma on Saturday called upon veteran administrators Jagmohan Dalmiya and Sharad Pawar to cleanse the Indian cricket board that has been "vitiated" by sidelined president N. Srinivasan. Verma also rejected reports that Srinivasan, barred by the Supreme Court from contesting the Board of...
  • Pune FC to host Mumbai FC in I-League 31-01-2015 07:56 PM

    Pune: Pune FC will be keen to maintain their impressive form when they take on arch-rivals Mumbai FC in an I-League Round 4 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi here on Sunday. Coming into the game after a dominant 5-2 win over Shillong Lajong FC, Pune FC...
  • HIL: Sardar Singh suspended for 'inappropriate physical' contact 31-01-2015 06:38 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Waveriders captain Sardar Singh was Saturday handed a one-match suspension for "inappropriate physical contact with the opponent player" during a Hockey India League (HIL) match. HIL's disciplinary committee met Saturay morning to discuss Sardar's conduct in Friday's match against Jaypee Punjab Warriors at the Major Dhyan Chand...
  • West Indies arrive for World Cup campaign 31-01-2015 05:41 PM

    Sydney: A weary but upbeat West Indies side arrived here to begin preparations for the 2015 cricket World Cup. They arrived to a warm reception from fans and well-wishers Friday following a 12-hour flight from South Africa and are expected to get right down to their preparation ahead of the...
  • Now, you can pack your apartment in a box! 31-01-2015 05:38 PM

    Ever imagined your apartment being squeezed into a small box? This may become eminently possible, as architects have created a cube that can turn into a whole apartment, complete with a bed, kitchen and bathroom. Designer Luca Nichetto and developers at Urban Capital unveiled the clever compact cube, or the...
  • Delhi Waveriders host Dabang Mumbai in HIL 31-01-2015 05:15 PM

    New Delhi: Hosts Delhi Waveriders will be at odds with Dabang Mumbai when they take on each other in the ongoing Hockey India League (HIL) at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Sunday. Both the teams have not registered a win yet and lie at the bottom of...
  • 'Roy' is a perfect film for Valentine's Day: Jacqueline Fernandez 31-01-2015 04:48 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Jacqueline Fernandez's forthcoming film 'Roy' will hit the screens Feb 13, a day before Valentine's Day. The Sri Lankan beauty says it will be the perfect treat for the audiences as it has an interesting love story. "I'm very excited that 'Roy' is releasing in Valentine's Day week....
  • Randhir Kapoor: Ranbir Kapoor is a very intelligent actor 31-01-2015 03:56 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Randhir Kapoor, known for hit films like 'Jeet', 'Raampur Ka Lakshman' and 'Jawani Diwani', says his nephew Ranbir Kapoor is the most intelligent actor in the Hindi film industry today. Ranbir is the son of Randhir's younger brother Rishi Kapoor's son with veteran actress Neetu Singh. Randhir...
  • Eddie Redmayne plans to take a beach vacation after the Oscars 31-01-2015 03:15 PM

    Los Angeles: British actor Eddie Redmayne said he wants a beach vacation with wife Hannah Bagshawe after the Oscars. The 33-year-old actor has already confessed he's a big fan of reality TV, but 'The Theory of Everything' star and Best Actor Oscar nominee admits that his guilty pleasures don't stop...
  • Tisca Chopra: I really want to do a comedy film; want people to see me in that genre 31-01-2015 02:11 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Tisca Chopra has been part of serious drama films like 'Qissa' and 'Rahasya', says she'd love to try a comedy movie to show the other side of herself to viewers. "I really want to a comedy film. People have never seen me like that...I am not a serious...
  • Zomato acquires Turkey's restaurant search service Mekanist 31-01-2015 02:05 PM

    New Delhi: Online restaurant search platform Zomato has acquired Turkey's popular eatery search service Mekanist, a company statement said. Zomato's restaurant coverage will increase from about 27,500 restaurants in Istanbul and Ankara to more than 50,000 restaurants across Turkey. "Mekanist has established itself as one of the heavyweights in the...
  • 'Game of Thrones' season 5 trailer released; features Petyr Baelish, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, among others 31-01-2015 10:35 AM

    Los Angeles: Revenge will be a key theme in the next instalment of "Game of Thrones", the newly launched trailer of the show's fifth season has revealed. The trailer debuted during the IMAX screening of the show and was released online Friday. It sees some of the many characters of...
  • 'Bigg Boss 8': Season finale set to be a mix of a dance set, a courtroom and a salon 31-01-2015 09:52 AM

    New Delhi: The stage of "Bigg Boss Halla Bol" will turn into a dance set, courtroom and a salon for the final episode of the reality TV show. As the show inches closer to its finale with the top five contestants -- Karishma Tanna, Gautam Gulati, Pritam Singh, Dimpy and...
  • HIL: Punjab Warriros beat Delhi Waveriders 3-1 30-01-2015 10:38 PM

    New Delhi: Three goals in final quarter helped Punjab Warriors defeat Delhi Waveriders 3-1 and maintain their position at the top of the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) standings at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Friday. Warriors conceded an early goal from Akashdep Singh (third minute) but...
  • IPL-8 auction on February 16 in Bengaluru 30-01-2015 08:30 PM

    Mumbai: The players' auction for the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held in Bengaluru Feb 16. Several leading cricketers from across the world will be up for grabs. The auction will begin at 9.30 a.m. and will be conducted by professional English auctioneer Richard Madley,...
  • Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson set to return for tri-series final 30-01-2015 05:50 PM

    Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is set to return to One-Day International (ODI) cricket after a break of over a month and will play in the tri-series final against England on Sunday. Johnson said the break was a much needed one, specially after the "tough" tour in the United Arab...
  • Joe Burns not keen on playing Indian Premier League 30-01-2015 05:44 PM

    Brisbane: Australia batsman Joe Burns said on Friday that he is not keen on playing in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) and instead wants to focus on the longer format of the game. "Test cricket is my priority and I am not too keen to go to the IPL,"...
  • Tri-Series: MS Dhoni blames batsmen for loss to England 30-01-2015 05:43 PM

    Perth: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the batsmen for Friday's loss against England in the virtual semi-final of the tri-series here. England booked a berth in the final of the One-Day International (ODI) series against Australia, courtesy a three-wicket win over India at the WACA. "When we started...
  • Nailathon: India's professional nail championship on February 10 30-01-2015 05:12 PM

    Mumbai: The second edition of StyleSpeak Nailathon - a day-long event that is considered India's professional nail championship - will take place at Nehru Centre here Feb 10. The event, organised by C&E Media, a division of Conferences and Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd, will witness nail technicians from all over India...
  • 10 tips you need to follow if you are hitting the gym for the first time 30-01-2015 04:55 PM

    London: Heading to gym for the first time may be a little daunting but keeping note of a few things can make the experience easier. From setting yourself a goal to rewarding yourself when you achieve it are some of the factors that can keep you motivated and inspired. Celebrity...
  • Ever thought of dresses, skirts and hats made out of condoms? Students stand out with their innovative ideas at a design contest 30-01-2015 04:44 PM

    Mumbai: Imagine dresses, skirts and hats made out of colourful condoms -- that's a design innovation brought to reality by fashion designing students at a unique contest here. Youth condom brand Skore Condoms conducted a design contest and fashion show titled Skore Fashionista, which brought together 36 teams comprising 78...
  • Paul van Ass named Indian men's hockey coach 30-01-2015 04:43 PM

    New Delhi: Former Dutch national coach Paul van Ass was on Friday named the new coach of the Indian men's hockey team while New Zealand's Anthony Thornton was made the coach of the women's hockey team. The names were finalised at a special selection committee meeting headed by secretary sports...
  • Tommy Hilfiger to share his journey of 30 years in the fashion industry in a memoir 30-01-2015 04:10 PM

    New York: With an experience of 30 years in the fashion and lifestyle industry, iconic American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger is set to share his journey with the world via a memoir. Brand Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp, one of the world's largest apparel companies, has announced...
  • West Indies series loss compounded by over-rate fine 30-01-2015 04:08 PM

    Centurion: The West Indies have been slapped with a fine by the International Cricket Council for maintaining a slow over-rate during their loss to South Africa in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI). Match referee Chris Broad on Thursday found the Caribbean side two overs short of their target...
  • India's S Ravi to officiate in World Cup opener 30-01-2015 04:01 PM

    Dubai: India's S Ravi will officiate in the World Cup opener between hosts New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Christchurch on February 14. While Marais Erasmus and Nigel Llong will be the on-field umpires, Ravi and Simon Fry will be the third and fourth umpires, respectively, with David Boon serving...
  • Porn addicts more likely to have unsafe sex, multiple sexual partners: Study 30-01-2015 03:06 PM

    Sydney: In a study involving college students, Australian researchers have linked porn addiction with increased sexual risk such as unsafe practices and more sexual partners. In an article titled 'Association Between Pornography Use and Sexual Risk Behaviors in Adult Consumers: A Systematic Review,' the team from University of Sydney and...
  • David Beckham becomes 'taxi driver' for his kids 30-01-2015 03:03 PM

    Los Angeles: Former footballer David Beckham says he has become "a taxi driver" for his four children after retirement. During his appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", Beckham said he had his hands full driving around sons Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James, Cruz David and his daughter Harper Seven to school, reports...
  • I don't think I can reach the level that my parents have achieved: Akshara Haasan 30-01-2015 03:02 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Akshara Haasan, ready to make inroads in Bollywood with "Shamitabh", finds comparisons with the talent of her parents - Kamal Haasan and Sarika - unfair. Akshara, who is sharing screen space with actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush in the R. Balakrishnan-directed "Shamitabh", told IANS, "It's unfair to...
  • Gandhi's Song: New documentary on centuries-old bhajan 30-01-2015 02:59 PM

    Chicago: A nearly six-centuries-old song written by Gujarat's most revered poet-philosopher Narsinh Mehta and made by Mahatma Gandhi as his life's guiding force is now a subject of an upcoming documentary. The documentary titled "Gandhi's Song", being written and directed by Chicago-based journalist and writer Mayank Chhaya, begins production in...
  • Paul Pogba may leave Juventus in two years, says agent 30-01-2015 02:55 PM

    Rome: French midfielder Paul Pogba may leave Juventus within the next two years, his agent said on Friday. "If Paul leaves Juventus, it is for the absolute top. If it does not happen this year, it will be next year," Pogba's agent Mino Raiola was quoted saying by bbc.com. Raiola...