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  • Pankaj Advani wins the Senior National Snooker Championship 22 hours 19 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Pankaj Advani added one more title to his glittering career when he eased past an inexperienced Varun Madan 6-3 to win the Senior National Snooker Championship at the Bengal Rowing Club on Saturday. 24-year-old Delhi lad Madan, who made his maiden senior national final from the qualifiers, won the third,...
  • National Snooker: Pankaj Advani, Varun Madan set up title clash Yesterday

    Kolkata: Twelve-time World Champion ace cueist Pankaj Advani of PSPB relied on his temperament to earn a hard-fought victory in the ninth and deciding frame over Dharminder Lilly of Punjab in the semi-finals of the Senior Snooker category in the National Snooker and Billiards Championship at the Bengal Rowing Club...
  • LK Advani should not be given Padma award along with Ramdev: KC Tyagi 2 days ago

    The opposition meanwhile has said that LK Advani shouldn't be given the award along with Ramdev baba. "It is insulting to Advani if Ramdev is getting the award because many cases are running on Ramdev," said KC Tyagi. ...
  • LK Advani, Ramdev, Amitabh Bachchan likely to be honoured with Padma award: Sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani is likely to be on the list of people to be honoured with Padma awards this year. Yoga guru Ramdev, who campaigned excessively for the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, is also likely to be awarded. Among the actors, sources...
  • Pankaj Advani trounces Dhruv Sitwala to annex National Billiards title 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Indian ace Pankaj Advani routed his PSPB colleague and 'friend' Dhruv Sitwala 5-0 in a flawless display of potting en route to his seventh Senior National Billiards Championship at the Bengal Rowing Club, here on Saturday. The holder of 12 world titles in various categories faced some resistance in the...
  • National Billiards: Advani in semis, Kothari out of contest January 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Defending Champion Sourav Kothari was eliminated in the pre-quarters while Pankaj Advani, Siddharth Parikh, B Bhaskar and Dhruv Sitwala moved into the semi-finals of the BRC Gloster National Billiards Championship here Thursday. In the quarter-finals at the Bengal Rowing Club, Advani (PSPB) beat Brijesh Damani (PSPB) 4-1 in a high-quality...
  • Obsession over an Olympic medal not helping India: Advani January 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Indian cue sports star Pankaj Advani on Thursday remarked Olympic achievement has become national "obsession" and urged the athletes to change their perception to excel in their respective disciplines. "Our country is starved of Olympic medals and the government announces ridiculous incentives for an Olympic medal. I think our country...
  • Pankaj Advani, Sourav Kothari win in Billiards, Snooker Championship January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: All the seeded players including defending champion Sourav Kothari and ace cueist Pankaj Advani had easy outings on the opening day of the senior billiards at the National Billiards & Snooker Championship on Monday. Advani, a 12-time world champion, who is the defending champion in national snooker, registered 3-0 win...
  • I wouldn't have demanded Padma Bhushan the way Saina, Vijender did: Cueist Advani January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: Famed cueist Pankaj Advani Monday said he would have never entered into a Padma Bhushan row in the way ace shuttler Saina Nehwal and boxer Vijender Singh did. "I would never do such a thing, it is not my style. But they thought it was right to go out in...
  • Have to earn awards and not hanker after them: Pankaj Advani January 12, 2015

    Criticising the recent furore over Padma Bhushan, ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani on Monday said one must let the performance do the talking and not hanker after such government awards. "I would never go out and protest, you have to earn such awards and do not hanker for it. I'm also...
  • IOTY nominee Pankaj Advani wants IPL type league in billiards as well December 31, 2014

    Indian cueist Pankaj Advani, who earlier this year created history by becoming the first player in the world to win world titles in the long and shorter formats of both billiards and snooker answered few questions from his fans. Advani has won 10 world titles in billiards and two in...
  • Sporting highs of 2014: Celebrating India's Champions December 31, 2014

    As the year 2014 ends, CNN-IBN celebrates the triumphs of Indian athletes at the world stage. ...
  • India's champions: Sporting highs of 2014 December 29, 2014

    India won 57 medals at the Asian Games while Indian cueist Pankaj Advani won four world titles this year. ...
  • LK Advani refers to Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' as a 'wonderful', 'courageous' film December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani has hailed Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' as a "wonderful and courageous film". A movie buff, Advani recently watched the Rajkumar Hirani directorial. He took a liking to the film and feels that a majority of people should watch it. "Hearty greetings to Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu...
  • Conferring Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee would have honoured UPA government: L K Advani December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran BJP leader L K Advani on Thursday said it would have been an honour for the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had the erstwhile UPA government conferred Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He termed Vajpayee's tenure as "most outstanding" if one makes the balance sheet of all...
  • Announcement of Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee likely today December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A day before former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday, announcement for a Bharat Ratna for him is likely to be made on Wednesday, said sources in the government. Sources said that the announcement could be made post the Cabinet meeting that will take place in the morning. Sources...
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a role model for me, says LK Advani December 22, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, BJP patriarch LK Advani said that Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a role model for him. "I always regarded Vajpayee my leader. He was a role model for me." ...
  • LK Advani calls Atal Bihari Vajpayee his role model, guide December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani called former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee his role model and guide. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Advani said, "In Vajpayee's entire tenure as PM there is not one single aspect which I can regard as been a blot on him in his...
  • LK Advani backs Atal Bihari Vajpayee for Bharat Ratna, says it's befitting for a patriot like him December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch Lal Krishna Advani backed former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name for the Bharat Ratna calling him a true patriot. In an intervew to CNN-IBN he said, "A Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee should not be seen in terms of a reward for doing...
  • Mahabharata, Ramayana great knowledge source on politics: LK Advani December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: After Union Minister Sushma Swaraj favoured declaring Gita as "national scripture", veteran BJP leader LK Advani urged people to read Mahabharata and Ramayana saying the epics are a great source of knowledge on politics and morality. Reminiscing his days during pre-independence era, the 87-year-old leader said his grandmother would...
  • Modi playing vote bank politics under mask of pro-development: Congress December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing the Narendra Modi Government of playing "vote bank politics" to garner Hindu votes under the "mask of pro-development", Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Saturday claimed the ploy is to bring religion into politics. Once a strong opponent of LK Advani, Aiyar also said he would have...
  • BJP asks MPs, ministers to declare their assets by Wednesday December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday pulled up its MPs and ministers and asked them to declare their assets by Wednesday. The issue was discussed in the BJP Parliamentary Party meet. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "All MPs were asked to go to every village." Senior leader LK Advani...
  • Cueists peak between 25-35 years of age: Pankaj Advani December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Hailing China's 14-year-old sensation Yan Bingtao for his World Snooker title triumph, Indian ace Pankaj Advani said the youngster is extremely mature for his age but insisted that cueists peak only after crossing 25. "As time goes on, the younger guys start on earlier and they grasp the game...
  • Chinese prodigy knocks out Pankaj Advani in World Snooker November 28, 2014

    Bengaluru: China's 14-year-old Yan Bingtao broke Indian hearts by defeating title favourite Pankaj Advani 6-4 to storm into the men's semi-finals at the IBSF World Snooker Championships on Friday. In a manner of speaking, the 29-year-old Advani, who came into the tournament as holder of 12 World titles and a hot...
  • Pankaj Advani enters World Snooker quarters November 27, 2014

    Maintaining his winning streak, Indian ace Pankaj Advani stormed into the quarterfinals of the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship at Kanteerava Indoor Stadium on Thursday. Advani decimated England's Ryan Causton 5-0. One of the tournament favourites, the Bengaluru cueist finished the match in an hour and 35 minutes. The 12-time world champion...
  • World Snooker Championships: Pankaj Advani advances, Kamal Chawla exits November 26, 2014

    Bengaluru: Star Indian cueists Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra on Wednesday stormed into the last-32 stage as Kamal Chawla crashed out of the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championships at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium. The 2003 world champion Advani overpowered young Tomasz Skalski 4-2, but not before he faced the threat...
  • Pankaj Advani maintains winning run as more Indians enter knockouts of World Snooker November 26, 2014

    Bengaluru: Indian ace Pankaj Advani on Tuesday maintained his unbeaten run in the ongoing Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship at Kanteerava Stadium, here on Tuesday as more Indian cueists advanced to the knockout stages. Advani, who is already in the knockouts, cruised to a 4-0 win over Mike Toth from Switzerland,...
  • World Snooker: Lucky Vatnani cracks 133 on way to knockout November 25, 2014

    Bengaluru: Hyderabadi Lucky Vatnani posted the tournament's highest break of 133 to qualify for the men's Round of 64 in great style in the IBSF World Snooker championship on Tuesday. The 29-year-old Vatnani, a dangerous floater who earlier in the tournament stretched Pankaj Advani, was at his fluent best while routing...
  • Pankaj Advani, Kamal Chawla in world snooker knockouts November 22, 2014

    Bengaluru: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani and compatriot Kamal Chawla on Saturday stormed into the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship knockout stage, continuing their unbeaten streak in the event on Saturday. The Indian women cueists also added to the Indian celebrations when Chitra Magimairajan and young Amee Kamani also qualified for...
  • Pankaj Advani, Kamal Chawla inch closer to World Snooker knockouts November 21, 2014

    Bengaluru: Indian cue stars Pankaj Advani and Kamal Chawla on Friday moved closer to the knockout stage after registering their third straight win against their respective opponents on Day 3 of the IBSF World Snooker Championship at Sree Kanteerava Stadium. After getting into the groove post his second win on Friday,...