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  • World Chess Championship: Carlsen draws Game 9 against Anand, maintains one-point lead 20-11-2014 08:14 PM

    Not wanting to take any chances in a drawn position, champion Magnus Carlsen opted to split points with title challenger India's Viswanathan Anand in their ninth game of the World chess championship in Sochi on Thursday. Carlsen went for a draw through the route of perpetual checks-checks by repetitive moves...
  • Cricket Australia forced selectors to pick India Test squad early: Mark Waugh 20-11-2014 08:05 PM

    Sydney: Selector Mark Waugh on Thursday said Cricket Australia's (CA) "marketing purposes" hampered the Test selection process for the upcoming series against India, starting December 4. Australia will name their squad for the first Test Monday, a day before a round of Sheffield Shield matches, that would have been extremely...
  • Bigg Boss 8: Kim Kardashian's trip to India called off 20-11-2014 04:51 PM

    Mumbai: The India trip of American reality TV star Kim Kardashian has reportedly been cancelled over visa issues. "Unfortunately, Kim will not be able to enter the country due to some visa issue", said a source. However, the exact reason behind cancellation has not been disclosed. "The reason is not...
  • IFFI 2014 gets eminent International juries onboard 20-11-2014 04:33 PM

    Panaji: From noted cinematographer Slawomir Idziak, Chinese filmmaker Zhang Jianya to actress Seema Biswas, the 45th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that started Thursday has celebrated film personalities from all over the world as its jury. Idziak from Poland, who is also the jury chairman, is a...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth look set for World Super Series Finals 20-11-2014 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth look set to qualify for the prestigious year-ending World Super Series Finals to be held in Dubai December 17-21. The $1-million tournament sees the top-8 players in each of the sport's five categories compete for the titles. Points are calculated throughout...
  • Caterham F1 team thanks contributors for return to grid 20-11-2014 02:59 PM

    Oxfordshire: Financially troubled Caterham Formula 1 Team, currently under administration but back in the grid for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after raising 1.8million pounds from crowdfunding, has thanked all contributors for their assistance in a statement on Thursday. The team went into administration in October. They were last on...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth rise in rankings 20-11-2014 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: Riding on their recent China Open title victories in Fuzhou, India's Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth rose up the ladder in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. While Olympic bronze medallist Saina jumped a place to No.4 in women's singles, Srikanth, who defeated two-time...
  • Difficult to surpass Rohit Sharma's 264, says Brian Lara 20-11-2014 02:17 PM

    Melbourne: West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara on Wednesday said that Indian batsman Rohit Sharma's record one-day international (ODI) knock of 264 will be difficult to surpass. Rohit stunned the cricketing world with his monster score against Sri Lanka last week, smashing the previous record of 219 held by fellow...
  • Akshay Kumar shares behind the scenes footage from the sets of his new film 'Baby' 20-11-2014 01:55 PM

    Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar took to micro-blogging website Twitter to unveil a glimpse of his upcoming action thriller "Baby". The actor also said that film's trailer will be launched Dec 3. "Here's the #BabySizzle a sneak peak for what awaits! First look launches on #3December," the actor...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo deserves Ballon d'Or, says Brazilian Ronaldo 20-11-2014 11:53 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the third time, according to Brazil legend Ronaldo. The 29-year-old forward led Real Madrid to their 10th Champions League title in May and has already scored 18 goals from 10 La Liga matches this season, reports...
  • A mysterious Russian object orbiting in space could be a satellite killer! 20-11-2014 09:58 AM

    London: Western space agencies have tracked a mysterious Russian object in space, reviving fears of a defunct Kremlin project to destroy satellites, the Financial Times reported. Object 2014-28E - classified as an effort to collect space debris by the Russian military - has ignited speculation as Russia did not declare...
  • Wheelchair-bound Michael Schumacher paralysed and speechless 20-11-2014 08:42 AM

    Geneva: Legendary Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher is paralysed and in a wheelchair, who cannot speak and has memory problems, former racing driver Philippe Streiff said on Wednesday. "He is getting better but everything is relative. It's very difficult. He can't speak. Like me, he is in a wheelchair paralysed....
  • Zeenat Aman: I now want to settle down with someone 20-11-2014 08:29 AM

    Mumbai: Yesteryear's glamorous actress Zeenat Aman, who turned 63 Nov 19, says she is ready to settle down again. "Of course I want to settle down with someone once again. Why wouldn't I? You see, all these years I've single-mindedly focussed on my sons Azaan and Zahaan. Their well-being and...
  • Abducted minor killed in Delhi 19-11-2014 10:33 PM

    New Delhi: The body of a 13-year-old son of a jeweller was recovered from near a canal on the outskirts of the national capital a day after he was kidnapped while returning home from school, police said on Wednesday. The kidnappers had demanded Rs 1 crore as ransom. The body...
  • Pankaj Advani, Vidya Pillai advance in World Snooker 19-11-2014 09:36 PM

    Bangalore: Indian hopes Pankaj Advani and Vidya Pillai won their respective opening league matches as the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championship commenced here Wednesday. Advani, holder of 12 World titles, was kept at the table for longer than expected before he pulled through 4-2 against Malaysia's Keen Hoo Moh while national...
  • Boxers Pinki Rani, Monica Saun lose at Women's World Championships 19-11-2014 09:18 PM

    Jeju (South Korea): Indian boxers Pinki Rani and Monica Saun lost in the preliminary round matches of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women's World Championships here Wednesday. While the Asian Games bronze medallist Pinki lost 1-2 in a split decision to Russia's Saiana Sagataeva in the 51kg category, Monica (75kg)...
  • India to surpass USA in internet usage by December; to be second in world after China 19-11-2014 06:34 PM

    New Delhi: The number of internet users in India would reach 302 million by December 2014, registering a year-on-year growth of 32 per cent over last year, a study said on Wednesday. The report, 'Internet in India 2014', is jointly published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)...
  • Farhan Akhtar becomes the first 'MARD' to be appointed as UN Women's South Asia Goodwill Ambassador 19-11-2014 05:07 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who is the first man to be appointed UN Women's South Asia Goodwill Ambassador, Wednesday called for gender equality on the occasion of International Men's Day. The 40-year-old has not only explored different realms of filmmaking like direction, acting and singing, he has also voiced several...
  • Recuperating Nadal targets Australian Open 19-11-2014 04:51 PM

    Madrid: Injured World No. 3 Rafael Nadal said on Wednesday that it is his goal to be fully fit for the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament and competitive enough to challenge for a 15th Grand Slam title. Nadal missed the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour Finals in London...
  • Priyanka Chopra: I too want to be a zombie 19-11-2014 04:49 PM

    Mumbai: She is someone who enjoys the star status in Bollywood but the critically-acclaimed actress Priyanka Chopra wishes to become a zombie for their inability to feel. The actress took to social networking site Twitter to express her peculiar wish. "I too want to be a zombie... Easy life must...
  • Australian captain Michael Clarke might be fit for India series 19-11-2014 04:26 PM

    Canberra: Just days after his Test future was thrown into doubt due to persistent injuries, Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke is set for a swift return to action. Clarke withdrew from Australia's ongoing five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against South Africa after reinjuring his troublesome hamstring in Perth last week,...
  • Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu in 2nd round of Hong Kong Open 19-11-2014 04:06 PM

    Hong Kong: Continuing his giant-killing spree, Kidambi Srikanth stunned World No.7 Chou Tien Chen to advance to the second round of the $350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series along with leading women shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu at the Hong Kong Coliseum here Wednesday. Srikanth, fresh from defeating two-time...
  • Confirmed! Actress Sheena Chohan to host IFFI 2014 19-11-2014 03:41 PM

    Actress Sheena Chohan will host the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which kicks off here Thursday. Two legends of Indian cinema - megastar Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Rajinikanth - will share the dais at the opening ceremony. "Happy to announce that I am selected to host the prestigious...
  • I did it for myself: Kim Kardashian on her nude photoshoot 19-11-2014 03:33 PM

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who recently posed nude for Paper magazine, says she did it for herself. Kim, on the show 'The Project', told hosts Peter Helliar, Fifi Box, Natarsha Belling and Rove McManus Tuesday, that the photo shoot was "an art project for me", reports huffingtonpost.com....
  • Michael Clarke should quit one-dayers after World Cup: Border 19-11-2014 03:13 PM

    Sydney: Injured skipper Michael Clarke should quit playing One-Day Internationals (ODI) after the 2015 World Cup in order to finish his career as one of the true greats of Australian cricket, former captain Allan Border has said. Clarke will meet physiotherapist Alex Kountouris in Sydney Thursday to find out more...
  • Akkineni Nagarjuna's new Telugu film 'Soggade Chinni Nayana' launched in Hyderabad 19-11-2014 02:47 PM

    Hyderabad: Akkineni Nagarjuna's next Telugu film tentatively titled "Soggade Chinni Nayana" was launched here Wednesday. The film features the actor in a dual role as grandfather and grandson. "The film was officially launched in Annapurna Studios with a puja. Regular shooting will start shortly in Rajahmundry," a source from the...
  • Formula One: Force India name test drivers 19-11-2014 02:44 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Force India confirmed on Wednesday that Jolyon Palmer and Richard 'Spike' Goddard will test for the team in Abu Dhabi next week. It will be the GP2 champion Palmer's first drive in an F1 car while Goddard received the opportunity after driving in F3 for two years. Briton...
  • Actor Ravi Teja to play Akshay Kumar's role in Telugu remake of 'Special 26' 19-11-2014 02:33 PM

    Mumbai: Telugu superstar Ravi Teja is all set to play the role of actor Akshay Kumar in Telugu remake of "Special 26". Confirming this Ravi, who is at the moment shooting for the sequel to the Telugu version of "Kick" says: "The Telugu-Tamil producer Thyagarajan who is actor Prashanth's father...
  • Ariana Grande to perform at 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 19-11-2014 01:30 PM

    London: Singer Ariana Grande was reportedly the 'natural choice' for the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The 21-year-old has reportedly been confirmed as a performer for the annual lingerie fashion show which will take place at the Earl's Court Exhibition Centre here Dec 2. She was the first choice of...
  • James Cagney's 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' Oscar to hit auction block 19-11-2014 11:25 AM

    Los Angeles: The late James Cagney's best actor Oscar statuette for the 1942 musical 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' is expected to fetch at least $800,000 when it goes up for auction on Thursday in Los Angeles, auction house Nate D. Sanders said. Cagney was one of the most enduring performers of...