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  • Stuart Binny says World Cup exposure made him better thinking cricketer 06-05-2015 10:51 PM

    Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Stuart Binny on Wednesday said his presence in the Indian dressing room as a member of the 2015 World Cup squad made him a better thinking cricketer. "In Australia being a part of the World Cup squad, sharing the dressing room with the team, has made...
  • Fit Ishant in consideration for the rest of IPL games:Tom Moody 06-05-2015 10:43 PM

    Mumbai: Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody on Wednesday said pacer Ishant Sharma was currently fit and surely in consideration for rest of the Indian Premier League (IPL) games. He said the bowler has worked hard on the areas where he had to improve. "Ishant is very much in consideration. He...
  • Andrea Pirlo urges Juventus to retain focus after beating Real Madrid 06-05-2015 07:59 PM

    Turin: Delighted after his team's 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in the first leg of the European Champions League, Juventus midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo on Wednesday urged his team not to lose focus if they want to continue their success in the second leg. Recently crowned Italian Serie A champions...
  • IPL doesn't match up to international cricket: Trevor Bayliss 06-05-2015 07:20 PM

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) coach Trevor Bayliss feels the Indian Premier League (IPL) does not match up to the standards of international cricket despite having some of the biggest names playing in the Twenty20 tournament. Asked why pacers like Umesh Yadav and Morne Morkel are able to succeed in...
  • Mathias Arhens named Indian women's hockey team coach 06-05-2015 06:58 PM

    New Delhi: German Mathias Ahrens has been appointed the new chief coach of the Indian women's hockey team. The team was without a coach since the departure of Neil Hawgood of Australia in November 2014. Hockey India (HI) had appointed Anthony Thornton in January but the New Zealander failed to...
  • 23 organs harvested from five brain-dead donors in a day at Chennai hospital 06-05-2015 06:31 PM

    Chennai: In a rare operation, the Chennai-based Apollo Hospitals has harvested 23 different organs from five brain-dead donors to give a new lease of life to needy patients, an official said on Wednesday. "The well-meaning families have helped give people in end-stage organ failure a second chance to live, and...
  • Nepal: Presidential residence, some ministries declared unsafe after earthquake 06-05-2015 06:22 PM

    Kathmandu: The rear section of Nepal's presidential residence, Sheetal Niwas, has been declared unsafe following the powerful earthquake that has killed thousands. After a safety assessment, technicians from the Department of Urban Development and Building put red stickers in the rear section. It will now have to be demolished and...
  • Golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar upbeat about his short game 06-05-2015 06:12 PM

    Domaine de Bel Ombre (Mauritius): Having fully recovered from the left wrist injury that troubled him throughout last year, Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar is hopeful of pulling his career back on track when the $1.1 million Mauritius Open gets underway here on Thursday. After tearing a ligament in his left...
  • Rajya Sabha passes Bangladesh Land Boundary Accord Bill 06-05-2015 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the bill to operationalise the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh, and the entailing exchange of enclaves between the two countries. The Constitution (One Hundred and Nineteenth Amendment) Bill, 2013, was unanimously passed by the upper house, with 180 votes in favour and...
  • IPL 8: Kevin Pietersen an inspiration for me, says Deepak Hooda 06-05-2015 05:15 PM

    Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals batsman Deepak Hooda, who came into the limelight after his match-winning knock against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter, said exiled England batter Kevin Pietersen inspires him to play attacking cricket. "Kevin Pietersen is my inspiration when it comes to batting because he also...
  • Cheapest IPL Eliminator ticket priced at Rs.500 06-05-2015 05:02 PM

    New Delhi: The cheapest Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator ticket has been priced at Rs.500 and will be available on www.iplt20.com on Wednesday onwards. The Eliminator will be played between the third-placed and fourth-placed team, following the conclusion of the league phase, at the MCA International Stadium in Pune, on...
  • Hockey: India should press on the goals against Japan in 3rd Test 06-05-2015 04:51 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Following Tuesday's win over Japan, the Indian hockey team will be high on confidence when they take on the east Asian country in the third match of the four-game bilateral Tests at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday. India have their strategies in place to counter Japan's style of play...
  • Subhash Ghai: I sincerely pray for Salman Khan because I know him closely as a good person 06-05-2015 04:49 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Subhash Ghai has joined the Bollywood fraternity to extend support to Salman Khan, whom he has described as an 'excellent human being'. Held guilty of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case by a Mumbai court Wednesday morning and sentenced to five years in jail, the superstar "can...
  • Feel bad for not attending Cannes, but happy about my film's selection: Nawazuddin Siddiqui 06-05-2015 04:44 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is currently busy shooting for Salman Khan starrer 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' in Kashmir, will be giving a miss to the Cannes International Film Festival this year. The actor's first production venture 'Miyan Kal Aana' will be screened at the festival this year. The film is directed...
  • Sports Authority of India to appoint 119 coaches in 24 disciplines 06-05-2015 04:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) is all set to appoint 119 coaches on contract basis across the country with an aim to augment the availability of trainers in selected disciplines. Continuing with its mandate of development and promotion of sports in India, SAI has invited applications from...
  • Selena Gomez looked gorgeous at Met Gala: Justin Bieber 06-05-2015 04:17 PM

    Los Angeles: Singer Justin Bieber thinks Selena Gomez 'looked gorgeous' at the Met Gala 2015 but the former couple only exchanged a few words at the event. The 21-year-old singer, who split from Gomez last October after more than four years of dating, randomly paid her a compliment while being...
  • IPL 2015: Pressure brings best out of me, says Ambati Rayudu 06-05-2015 03:56 PM

    Mumbai: After his unbeaten 49-run knock anchored his side to a five-wicket win against Delhi Daredevils (DD) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter, Mumbai Indians (MI) batsman Ambati Rayudu said pressure brings the best out of him. "Pressure brings the best out of me. I stay a lot calmer...
  • Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder 'over the moon' after marriage 06-05-2015 03:31 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder now married are 'over the moon' and have flown to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil for the next stop of their honeymoon. The 'Twilight Saga' actress and the 'Vampire Diaries' actor, who exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony in Malibu on April...
  • Sania Mirza enters Madrid quarters, Mahesh Bhupathi ousted 06-05-2015 03:11 PM

    Madrid: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, partnering Swiss Martina Hingis, entered the women's doubles quarter-finals with a straight sets win, while compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi had to bite the dust at the Madrid Open with a first round loss in the men's doubles. In the second round, top seeds Sania and...
  • Indian athletics team leaves for Asian Youth Championships 06-05-2015 02:54 PM

    New Delhi: A 22-member Indian athletics team, comprising nine girls and 13 boys, left for Doha on Wednesday to take part in the first-ever Asian Youth Championships to be held from May 8 to 11. The team members include upcoming talents like Beant Singh (800 metres), Jisna Mathew (200m, 400m)...
  • Darren Bravo's encouragement inspired me: Blackwood 06-05-2015 02:41 PM

    Bridgetown (Barbados): West Indies middle-order batsman Jermaine Blackwood says he received strong encouragement from his senior partner Darren Bravo that helped inspire him to play a major supporting role in their five-wicket victory over England in the third and final Test. Blackwood was unbeaten on 47 in a crucial fifth-wicket...
  • Fernando Alonso positive ahead of F1 Spanish Grand Prix 06-05-2015 02:33 PM

    Barcelona: It has been a difficult start to the season for Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso who is yet to pick up a single point since returning to the McLaren Honda team. But the two-time world champion is optimistic that the Spanish Grand Prix, to be held in Montmelo...
  • Brazil drop Oscar from Copa America squad on Mourinho's call 06-05-2015 02:24 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: A phone call from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to the Slecao coaching staff prompted midfielder Oscar's omission from Brazil's Copa America squad, the team has said. The 23-year-old was left out of coach Dunga's 23-man squad, announced on Tuesday, for the June 11-July 4 tournament with an...
  • Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in 2002 hit-and-run case 06-05-2015 01:46 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Wednesday sentenced to five years in jail for a 2002 hit-and-run accident that left one man dead and four others injured. Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande announced the verdict at a packed court here. Earlier, the actor was found guilty on most of...
  • Filmmaker Mani Ratnam hale and hearty, visited hospital for a regular checkup 06-05-2015 10:12 AM

    New Delhi: Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam visited a private hospital here on Tuesday for a master health checkup. Contrary to the rumours, he was not hospitalised due to cardiac problems. "Mani and his wife were holidaying in Delhi. A master health checkup was long overdue. He got it in done...
  • IPL 8: Rohit Sharma hopes Mumbai Indians maintain winning form 06-05-2015 09:57 AM

    Mumbai: Having won a thriller against Delhi Daredevils to record their fourth victory on the trot after a shoddy start in the eighth Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma hoped his side would be able to retain the momentum and move forward in the grueling tournament. "I just...
  • IPL 8: Not hitting yorkers well cost us against MI, admits Duminy 06-05-2015 09:46 AM

    Mumbai: A downcast Delhi Daredevils skipper Jean-Paul Duminy blamed his bowlers for their inability to send down good yorkers against the Mumbai Indians. "The ball was not that wet. We picked early wickets but they set the game up for (Kieron) Pollard. We did not hit the yorkers as well...
  • IPL 8: I am just trying to use my experience, says Harbhajan Singh 06-05-2015 09:34 AM

    Mumbai: After a magical bowling performance that saw him bagging the Man-of-the-Match award against the Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians' veteran offie Harbhajan Singh said he was using his experience to deliver at his best. Harbhajan, nicknamed turbanator, finished with figures of 4-1-11-2, that was praised as "magical" by his skipper...
  • Reconstruction key to next stage of Nepal recovery: UN 06-05-2015 07:58 AM

    United Nations: Various UN agencies have appealed for humanitarian relief and reconstruction in the next stage of Nepal recovery after a major quake there claimed more than 7,300 lives so far, a UN spokesperson has said. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Tuesday that more than...
  • Ford Foundation-funded NGOs not registered under FCRA: Kiren Rijiju 06-05-2015 07:46 AM

    New Delhi: The Ford Foundation had funded some NGOs which are not registered under the provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010, as well as the Sabrang Trust which is linked to activist Teesta Setalvad, Parliament was told on Tuesday. "There are inputs from security agencies that some...