2014

  • Asian Games 2014: Boxer Sarita Devi faces international ban 14 minutes ago

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi could face lengthy international ban for refusing to accept bronze medal on the podium at the Asian Games 2014 on Wednesday. AIBA has opened disciplinary case against Sarita and will announce their decision at the end of Asian Games. Sarita had lost a controversial lightweight bout against...
  • CLT20: KXIP look to maintain consistency against CSK, says George Bailey 26 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey is confident that the team will maintain consistency and give their best shot in the Champions League T20 semi-finals clash against Chennai Super Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium, on Wednesday. "I think we take four wins from four. That's a good...
  • Asian Games: Annu Rani grabs a bronze in women's javelin throw 39 minutes ago

    Incheon: Indian athlete Annu Rani won a bronze medal in the women's Javelin throw event of the Asian Games, with a personal best effort of 59.53m, on Wednesday. Annu achieved the mark in her first attempt as she led the field for a while before being overtaken by China's Li Zhang...
  • Lewis Hamilton hunting another win as F1 leader at Japanese GP 42 minutes ago

    Japan: Despite deposing Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg as Formula One leader, Lewis Hamilton still sees himself as very much the hunter rather than the hunted as he chases a hat-trick of victories in Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix. Hamilton took a three-point lead in the standings after winning in Singapore last month...
  • Mafia don-turned-politician DP Yadav shares stage with Amit Shah in Haryana, Congress cries foul 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday targeted BJP chief Amit Shah over his sharing of the dais with mafia don-turned- politician DP Yadav during an election rally, saying birds of a feather flock together. The party also expressed displeasure over the "mujrewala" remark which was reportedly made by Shah against Haryana Chief...
  • Asian Games: Ashwini Akkunji fails to defend women's 400m hurdles title 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    Incheon: India's Ashwini Akkunji failed to defend her women's 400 metres hurdles title as she finished fourth and out of medal contention in the final of the Asian Games on Wednesday. Ashwini, who had won gold in 400m hurdles and 4X400m relay four years ago at Guangzhou, could not impress at...
  • CLT20: Battle of equals as mighty Punjab take on Chennai in semis 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: A keen battle is on the cards when IPL teams Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings clash in the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium on Thursday. Punjab go into the match unbeaten in four games they have played so far while...
  • 'Hidden agenda' behind NCP snaping ties: Congress 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday suspected a "hidden agenda" behind NCP parting ways with it in Maharashtra, a day after Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan accused his former alliance partner of having a pre-meditated plan to topple the state government. At the same time, party spokesperson Anand Sharma steered clear of questions...
  • Asiad taekwondo: Indians knocked out 2 hours 5 minutes ago

    Incheon: India's Nakul Malhotra (+87 kg) and Anand Pandia Rajan (-80 kg) were knocked out of men's quarter-final and Round of 16 matches, respectively, in men's taekwondo competition at the Asian Games on Wednesday. Earlier, Aarti Khakal was also ousted in the Round of 32 of the women's -57 kg category...
  • New cricket rules in force at Pakistan-Australia series 1 hour 1 minutes ago

    Dubai: The new playing conditions for Tests, one-day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) will come into effect with the series between Pakistan and Australia, which starts here on October 5. The game of cricket has witnessed a sea change since the inception of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1909...
  • Asian Games Hockey: We have psychological advantage over India, says Pakistan goalie -1149353552 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan started the mindgames ahead of their high-profile summit clash against arch-rivals India with goalkeeper Imran Butt claiming that his team will enjoy "psychological advantage" over Sardar Singh's boys when the two teams square off on Thursday. "We have won against India in last match that will give us...
  • Congress releases manifesto in Haryana; woos farmers, promises growth 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Congress, seeking a third term in a row in Haryana, on Wednesday released its election manifesto for the October 15 polls, attempting to woo farmers and other sections, even as Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda promised to put the state on higher growth trajectory. Seeking mandate in the name of...
  • West Indies have the ability to beat India: Richie Richardson 2 hours 29 minutes ago

    Mumbai: West Indies cricket manager Richie Richardson on said he is well aware that India would look to bounce back from their forgettable England tour but believes in his side's ability and looks forward to beat the hosts. "When you are a top team and you lose, you just can't wait...
  • I think Narine will get over this episode, says Windies' coach Williams 2 hours 30 minutes ago

    Mumbai: West Indies coach Stuart Williams said mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who has been reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League Twenty20 match, will get over the episode in a positive manner. "We haven't actually spoken to Sunil as yet. Sunil obviously is a champion. He is a strong...
  • Assembly polls: Modi to campaign in Haryana, Maharashtra from October 4 2 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign for BJP by addressing poll rallies in Haryana and Maharashtra from October 4 even as the party decided to keep its focus on good governance and development in its bid to unseat Congress. Party's senior leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, besides...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Ivan Dodig to advance at Japan Open 2 hours 59 minutes ago

    Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Japan Open on Wednesday. Nishikori faced only one break point in 10 service games and progressed to a match against Donald Young of the United States in the second round. It was...
  • If BJP was confident, won't have called Modi for rallies: Shiv Sena 3 hours 8 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Taking a dig at former ally BJP for announcing that Narendra Modi would hold poll rallies in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said the Prime Minister would not have been invited to address the public if BJP was confident of winning on "Modi wave." "There are so...
  • Poor refereeing mars Games' Spirit at Incheon Asiad 3 hours 24 minutes ago

    'Citius, Altius, Fortius' in Latin stands for faster, higher and stronger as the Olympics motto. It's essence is giving one's best and striving for personal excellence as a worthwhile goal. In all, this fairness is considered sacrosanct in the conduct of the Games itself. Some incidents have violated the rules that...
  • Asian games Athletics: Tintu Luka wins women's 800m silver January 16, 1410

    Incheon: Indian sprinter Tintu Luka clocked her season's best to clinch a silver medal in the 800m women's race of the 17th Asian Games on Wednesday. Luka clocked 1:59.19s to better the bronze medal she had won in this event in the previous edition of the Games in Guangzhou. The gold was...
  • Asian Games: Soumyajit Ghosh wins, Sharath Kamal loses in table tennis -1751035952 minutes ago

    Incheon: Soumyajit Ghosh advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the men's singles table tennis event but compatriot Achanta Sharath Kamal lost his round of 32 match at the 17th Asian Games on Wednesday. There was bad news for the doubles teams as well as the men and women were knocked out of...
  • Happy for gold but equally sad for Sarita: Mary Kom 3 hours 52 minutes ago

    I am happy to become a champion even after 3 kids, but upset over the rough treatment meted out to Sarita. ...
  • Asian Games: Indian women's hockey team wins bronze -1964570672 minutes ago

    Incheon: The Indian women's hockey team stunned Japan 2-1 in a keenly-contested match to clinch their third bronze medal at the Asian Games after a hiatus of eight years on Wednesday. The 13th-ranked Indian women produced a spirited effort to avenge their 0-1 loss to 10th placed Japan in the bronze...
  • In pics: Denied a shot at gold, Sarita Devi refuses to wear bronze 5 hours 7 minutes ago

    Protesting against her controversial defeat against the South Korean boxer at the Asian Games 2014 in Incheon, Sarita Devi on Wednesday refused to wear her bronze medal at the podium. An inconsolable Sarita was seen crying incessantly on the podium and refused repeated attempts to put bronze medal around her...
  • Sena MP Anant Geete not to resign from Modi Cabinet, says alliance still intact at Centre 5 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Anant Geete, Shiv Sena's lone member in the Union Cabinet, on Wednesday said he will not resign as Heavy Industries Minister after his party decided to continue in NDA despite parting ways with the BJP for Maharashtra Assembly elections. Asked whether he will resign, Geete said, "Certainly not". "It (the...
  • Asian Games 2014: Mary Kom punches first boxing gold January 14, 1410

    India's Mary Kom won her final bout against Kazakh opponent and won the first boxing gold medal for India in Incheon. ...
  • Asian Games: Cheated Sarita refuses to wear bronze, Mary Kom wins gold 6 hours 4 minutes ago

    In scenes of contrasting emotions from two Indian boxers on Wednesday, an overjoyed MC Mary Kom celebrated winning a gold medal for India while an inconsolable Sarita Devi refused to wear her bronze medal in protest of her controversial defeat in the semi-final a day earlier. Mary Kom became the first...
  • Maharashtra elections: Will BSP benefit from the Athawale-BJP alliance? -263648432 minutes ago

    Mumbai: It seems the decision taken by the RPI (A) chief and MP Ramdas Athwale to go with the BJP for the sake of power has not gone down well with the Dalit communities across Maharashtra. Arjun Dangale, a close aide of Ramdas Athawale declared that he will align with...
  • Asian Games: Sarita Devi refuses to wear her bronze medal in protest -864283952 minutes ago

    An inconsolable Sarita Devi on Wednesday refused to wear her bronze medal at the podium protesting her controversial defeat against the South Korean boxer at the Asian Games 2014 in Incheon. In never-seen-before visuals aired by the official broadcaster of the Games, Ten Sports, Sarita was seen crying incessantly on the...
  • Hope Asiad show will raise compound archery's profile: Abhishek Verma 6 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The 17th Asian Games has been a "special" one for India's compound archery team, including young Abhishek Verma, and the Delhi archer feels the four medal haul will at last give the "less talked about" compound archers their due recognition in the country. The more fancied recurve archers has...
  • Asian Games 2014: Magnificent Mary Kom pummels her rival to win historic gold January 12, 1410

    Incheon: MC Mary Kom on Wednesday became the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games after she came from behind to beat Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight (51KG) summit clash here on Wednesday. The lone Indian boxer in action today, Mary Kom defeated Shekerbekova...