2015

  • Watch: Politics on presidential form of open debates January 20, 2015

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday challenged Kiran Bedi for an open debate. Bedi, in turn, accepted his challenge but added that will only debate on the floor of the House. ...
  • Lotus pick Jolyon Palmer as third driver for 2015 January 20, 2015

    London: Formula One team Lotus has picked GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer as their third driver for this year. Palmer, who last year became the first British driver to win the GP2 series since Lewis Hamilton in 2006, will attend all grands prix for Lotus and drive in some practice sessions. He will...
  • Kejriwal dares Bedi: Is India ready for a presidential style debate? January 20, 2015

    Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party declared former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as its chief ministerial candidate, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday challenged her for an open debate. ...
  • It'll be tough to fix any World Cup 2015 matches: ICC chief January 20, 2015

    The chief executive of cricket's governing body believes it will be tough for anyone outside the game to fix matches during next month's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. David Richardson also said on Tuesday that the International Cricket Council (ICC) would clamp down hard on bad behaviour in...
  • Delhi elections: BJP faces rebellion in Karol Bagh and Patel Nagar as new comers get tickets January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: With the entry of new faces into the Bharatiya Janata Party, the old guard has been sidelined and declined tickets for Delhi Assembly elections. Angry and sulking, the old faces are now thinking of contesting as independents. One such BJP leader is Dr Urmila Chandel who is planning...
  • Pakistan will beat India in World Cup, says Misbah-ul-Haq January 20, 2015

    Karachi: Looking to rewrite history by beating arch-rivals in the upcoming World Cup, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has promised the fans that the national team would play its best cricket in the 50-over showpiece event and make them proud. India and Pakistan open their respective campaigns against each other on February 15...
  • I would not like to see kids sledging on field: Glenn McGrath January 20, 2015

    Brisbane: Former fast bowling great Glenn McGrath says playing with a passion was a must for cricketers but he would not appreciate if kids are involved in fiery on-field spats. In the ongoing India's tour of Australia, six separate incidents have been reported for poor player behaviour with David Warner being...
  • Kejriwal repeats 'bribe' remark despite EC notice, asks voters to accept money from BJP, Congress January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Despite being issued notice by the Election Commission, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday repeated the controversial remarks about bribes. At a rally in Krishnanagar, Kejriwal said he stood by his remarks in which he had asked the voters to accept money from the BJP and...
  • Will contest Delhi Assembly polls: INLD January 20, 2015

    Jind: The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) will contest the upcoming Assembly polls in Delhi, party leader and Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala said on Tuesday. "INLD will put up five to 10 candidates for the Delhi Assembly polls, which the party will contest in association with JD(U)," Chautala said at...
  • Leander Paes gears up for Australian Open 2015 January 20, 2015

    Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen, who won the Heineken Open in Auckland, are seeded 10th at the Australian Open. ...
  • Sunil Gavaskar blasts Indian bowlers, wants Ishant out of team January 20, 2015

    Brisbane: Once again slamming the Indian bowlers for their poor showing in Australian conditions ahead of the World Cup, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said that the bowlers have learnt nothing from their past experiences on foreign tours. After failing to take 20 wickets in the 2-0 Test series defeat against Australia,...
  • Delhi elections: Over 110 FIRs lodged against political parties for violating model code January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: As many as 111 FIRs have so far been registered against different political parties for violating the model code of conduct in the run up to Delhi Assembly elections. According to the office of Delhi Chief Electoral Officer, out of 111 FIRs, 48 have been lodged against Aam...
  • Arvind Kejriwal vs Kiran Bedi: Is it time for a presidential style debate in India? January 20, 2015

    Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party declared former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as its chief ministerial candidate, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday challenged her for an open debate. CNN-IBN asks whether it is the time for a presidential style debate in India. ...
  • PCB bars players from using social media websites during World Cup January 20, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistani players, featuring in the World Cup squad, have been banned from using social networking sites during the mega event, beginning next month. Team manager, Naved Akram Cheema confirmed on Tuesday that as part of their central contracts, players would not be allowed to use any social networking site...
  • Shahid Afridi wants to regain fastest ODI ton record during World Cup January 20, 2015

    Karachi: Allrounder Shahid Afridi said he will try to wrest back the record of scoring the fastest ODI hundred when Pakistan tours New Zealand and during the World Cup to make it a memorable farewell for him and his fans from 50 overs cricket. Afridi has announced he will retire...
  • World Cup 2015 will be bigger and better, says David Richardson January 20, 2015

    Dubai: ICC Chief Executive David Richardson believes that "there has been no stone left unturned" as preparations continue ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, but stressed the need for players to remember their responsibilities to uphold the sport's integrity at all times. In an exclusive TV interview with the...
  • Delhi elections: Dissent in BJP over ticket distribution grows; while leaders quit, supporters take to streets January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Dissent in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over ticket distribution spilled onto the streets a day after the party released its list of candidates with supporters of party's Delhi unit Satish Upadhyay and other ticket aspirants staging protests in New Delhi over denial of ticket to them. Another group...
  • Rahul Dravid not impressed with current World Cup format January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Having been a part of three World Cup campaigns, former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid said that the current format of the 50-over showpiece event, starting mid February in Australia and New Zealand, is too predictable and should be improved upon. "Don't really like it. Reason is you can...
  • Serena, Djokovic advance to 2nd round at Australian Open January 20, 2015

    Serena Williams claims to suffer from nerves and jitters before her first-round matches at the Grand Slams. She certainly didn't show it, winning her first set in 21 minutes on Tuesday night on the way to a 6-0, 6-4 win over Alison Van Uytvanck at the Australian Open. The 18-time major winner...
  • Delhi elections: Congress's Haroon Yusuf's roadshow leads to traffic jam in Ballimaran January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: In a show of strength, senior Congress leader Haroon Yusuf undertook a roadshow in Lal Kuan area of his constituency Ballimaran on Tuesday and it led to a huge traffic jam in the area. Lal Kuan has its own importance and such programs are being held since Independence. But...
  • Congress likely to maintain its hold on Chandni Chowk seat in Delhi polls January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: In some good news for Congress, which has been on a downslide for the last few years, the party is likely to maintain its hold on the Chandni Chowk constituency in Delhi Assembly elections. Former MLA Prahlad Singh Sawhney has been winning the seat and is expected to...
  • Delhi elections: BJP state chief Satish Upadhyay's supporters protest denial of ticket to him January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Dissent in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over ticket distribution spilled on the streets a day after the party released its list of candidates with supporters of party's Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay staging protests over denial of ticket to him. Another group shouted slogans against Upadhyay and...
  • Five F1 races, including Australia, to start earlier January 20, 2015

    Formula One's Australian season-opener in Melbourne on March 15 is one of five grands prix that will start an hour earlier this year under recommendations made after Jules Bianchi's crash in Japan last October. Formula One Management (FOM) detailed the start times for the 20 race season in a document sent...
  • I'm pleased my hard work finally paid off, says Steven Finn January 20, 2015

    Brisbane: He scripted a memorable comeback, on Tuesday, snapping five wickets to set up England's nine-wicket win over India in the tri-series and pacer Steven Finn said he was happy to see that his hard work finally paid off. "It's just nice to help England win a game of cricket. A...
  • Arvind Kejriwal vs Kiran Bedi: Should CM faces debate? January 20, 2015

    Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party declared former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as its chief ministerial candidate, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday challenged her for an open debate. ...
  • EC issues notice to Arvind Kejriwal for instigating public to take bribes from BJP, Congress January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Election Commission on Tuesday issued notice to AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal for instigating public to take bribes from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress. The notice was sent on a complaint from Congress Legal Department Secretary KC Mittal alleging deliberately and intentionally instigaing the public during a public...
  • Bilawal Bhatti replaces Junaid Khan in Pakistan's World Cup squad January 20, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan suffered a major blow even before the Pakistan team could leave for the World Cup as experienced pacer Junaid Khan was replaced by allrounder Bilawal Bhatti in the 15-member squad. The Pakistan Cricket Board said that Junaid had still not made a full recovery from a hamstring injury he...
  • Delhi elections: Congress fields Surendra Kumar from Arvinder Singh Lovely's Gandhi Nagar seat January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Surender Prakash Sharma, a close associate of Delhi Congress Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely, was on Tuesday made the party candidate for Gandhi Nagar Assembly constituency. The decision, which was announced by senior Congress leader and in-charge of party affairs in Delhi PC Chacko, has come two days after...
  • World Cup 2015: What to expect from the minnows January 20, 2015

    The cricket World Cup over the years has been a place for the minnows where you can showcase your talent, although giving an opportunity to a side after every four years neither does any good to their confidence nor does it help their cricket grow. Some of the minnows, like...
  • Supporter of Arvinder Singh Lovely climbs transmission tower in Delhi January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: A supporter of Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely on Tuesday has climbed a transmission tower and threatened not to come down until Lovely agrees to contest in polls. Lovely will not contest the upcoming Assembly elections in the capital from Gandhi Nagar, even though his name was...