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  • Serena Williams reaches semi-final at Stanford 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    Stanford: Serena Williams roared back after falling behind in the third set to beat Ana Ivanovic 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday night to reach the semi-finals of the Bank of the West Classic. The top-seeded and top-ranked Williams dropped three consecutive games to fall behind 4-3 and then ripped seven straight...
  • Andrea Petkovic beats Venus Williams at Stanford 3 hours 49 minutes ago

    Stanford: Eighth-seeded Andrea Petkovic ended Venus Williams' run in the Bank of the West Classic, beating the former top-ranked player 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 in the quarter-finals on Friday. Following a shaky start, the 25th-ranked Williams picked up her game in the second set and appeared poised to take over the...
  • Venus Williams, Ivanovic reach Bank of West quarters 4 hours 15 minutes ago

    Stanford: Venus Williams feels like the hometown girl when she plays at Stanford even though she grew up in Southern California and resides in Florida. She has enjoyed a lot of success, made her professional debut at the event, and the crowd was clearly supporting her. "It's nice to have that support,"...
  • 30 minutes: Story of the Indian blue collar workers 4 hours 37 minutes ago

    The Indian blue collar workers have been working in the Middle East as domestic help with no one to listen to their grievances. Popularly known as 3D workers they work as truck drivers, construction workers and so on. According to the report presented by the Reserve Bank of India 70...
  • Watch and try not to cry: A bank converts its ATM into an 'Automated Thanking Machine' to give out free money and gifts to loyal customers Yesterday

    Canadian bank TD Canada Trust found a way to thank its loyal customers that was so heartfelt that it will overwhelm and move you to tears. The bank converted its ATMs into 'talking' Automated Thanking Machines and gave away free money to every customer. Each got $20 doled out in...
  • Ana Ivanovic advances to Bank of the West quarters Yesterday

    Former top-ranked Ana Ivanovic advanced to her first Bank of the West quarter-finals, beating Canadian qualifier Carol Zhao 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday. The 11th-ranked Serb, looking for her fourth title of the year, will face top-ranked Serena Williams on Friday. Chinese-born Zhao appeared in her second WTA Tour event and gained her...
  • ICICI Bank Q1 net profit up 17 pct, beats estimates Yesterday

    New Delhi: ICICI Bank Ltd(ICBK.NS), India's second-biggest lender by assets, reported a 17 percent rise in quarterly profit, beating estimates, helped by loan growth and higher fee income. Net profit for its fiscal first quarter ended June rose to 26.55 billion rupees ($440 million) from 22.74 billion rupees a year earlier,...
  • Serena Williams wins in her return match 2 days ago

    Stanford: Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon. The top-ranked player stopped worrying and started having fun again, beating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-2 in a second round match at the Bank of the West Classic on...
  • Varvara Lepchenko upsets second-seeded Angieszka Radwanska 2 days ago

    Stanford: Varvara Lepchenko beat second-seeded Angieszka Radwanska 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 on Wednesday in the Bank of the West Classic to advance to the quarter-finals. Lepchenko beat the fifth-ranked Radwanska for the first time in six meetings, edging a top-10 player for only the third time in 24 matches. Radwanska, the runner-up...
  • Sabine Lisicki fires a 210.8 kmph serve, fastest ever in women tennis history 2 days ago

    German Sabine Lisicki fired the fastest serve ever recorded at a WTA event on Tuesday, unleashing a 210.8 kph (131 mph) bomb in her first round loss to Ana Ivanovic at the Stanford Classic. Lisicki, who lost 7-6(2), 6-1, unleashed the serve in the opening set of their match on the...
  • Xiaomi 10400mAh power bank listed online in India for Rs 999, 5200mAh model for Rs 799 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The much-awaited power banks from Xiaomi are now listed on e-commerce site Flipkart in India. The 10400mAh power bank is listed for Rs 999, while the 5200mAh power bank carries a price tag of Rs 799. The power banks, however, are currently (at the time of writing this...
  • Ana Ivanovic lone seeded player to win at Stanford 3 days ago

    Stanford: Ana Ivanovic dominated the second set to beat Sabine Lisicki on Tuesday and advance to the second round of the Bank of the West Classic, while defending champion Dominika Cibulkova made a first-round exit. The fifth-seeded Ivanovic won 7-6 (2), 6-1 against Lisicki, partially avenging her loss to the...
  • Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return 4 days ago

    Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed. Williams said she was barely aware of how sick she was as she tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose equilibrium during a women's doubles match with sister Venus...
  • Andrea Petkovic through, Samantha Stosur out at Stanford 4 days ago

    Germany's Andrea Petkovic reached the second round of the Bank of the West Classic with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Croatia's Alja Tomljanovic on Monday and also benefited from the elimination of an experienced potential opponent in the next round. Petkovic dropped serve twice but produced six breaks of her own...
  • Jaitley to meet heads of PSU banks on Thursday 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is scheduled to hold his first meeting with all the heads of the public sector banks on July 31 and is expected to impress upon them the need to lower interest rates for boosting growth. "The Finance Minister would be meeting heads of banks on...
  • Vivek Oberoi to play CBI officer, Riteish Deshmukh a thief in 'Bank Chor' 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi will play the role of a CBI officer in Yash Raj Films' (YRF) upcoming movie 'Bank Chor'. With this film, Vivek returns to YRF after 12 years, post his successful last outing with them in Shaad Ali's 'Saathiya'. "The game just got bigger with Vivek hitting the 'Bank...
  • Watch: The first trailer for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I' takes the series to a whole new level 5 days ago

    After two morsels of teasers, 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I' finally has a trailer! The trailers pick up from where the first two films have left off; The Capitol is upset over the events of the first two films, Katniss is the face of the rebellion, and Philip Seymour...
  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Every expecting parent in our country should be aware of stem cell banking 5 days ago

    Chennai: Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Sunday reiterated the importance of stem cell banking by mothers and the situation that led to her decision to go in for stem cell banking for her daughter. "The decision to bank umbilical cord cell had to be taken at a time when...
  • World Bank President talks on India at 'The Appointment' 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group is on his second visit to India after acceding to the post. The World Bank President terms his meeting with India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitely as positive and added that the world Bank is encouraged by the budget brought in by...
  • European Central Bank hacked, blackmailed July 25, 2014

    Berlin: The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised. The security breach involved a database serving part of the website that gathers registrations...
  • Government cannot bring back black money in our lifetime: BJP MP July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A Bharatiya Janata Party MP on Thursday said India will not be able to bring back black money from Switzerland "in our lifetime", in a comment that could be seen as embarrassing for his party's government at the Centre which has declared its commitment to fufil this task. "We...
  • World Bank President promises to help India in cleaning river Ganga July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim promised to help India in cleaning up the river Ganga. The remarks came after Kim met Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday and also discussed a host of issues. Kim has said that they will send their best team to India to work on...
  • Rather than dollars, India need ideas, knowledge: Modi to World Bank July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told World Bank President Jim Yong Kim that India requires ideas, knowledge and expertise "rather than dollars" as there is a need to focus on developing a base of skilled people keeping the future in mind. During a meeting, Modi also suggested to...
  • Rhea Chakraborty to be part of 'Bank Chor' July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Rhea Chakraborty has been signed up as the female lead of Y-Films' "Bank-Chor" for a "cracker of a role" with Riteish Deshmukh. She says she's excited about the "roller-coaster ride". "'Bank Chor' is a roller-coaster ride and I'm delighted to be on it. I've had a blast with the...
  • HDFC Bank Q1 net up 21 per cent, lags estimates July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: HDFC Bank Ltd, India's second-biggest private sector lender by assets, reported its slowest quarterly earnings growth in more than a decade on higher-than-expected provisions. The Mumbai-based bank said that the net profit rose 21 per cent to Rs 2,233 crore ($371 million) for its fiscal first quarter to end-June from...
  • Recapitalisation of PSU banks is on high priority: Arun Jaitley July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said recapitalisation to the tune of Rs 2.4 lakh crore in public sector banks to meet Basel III norms is a 'high priority' item for the government. "We suggested proposal for recapitalising of public sector banks over the next four years...the government is...
  • Special court grants a bank manager two years jail in a bribery case July 17, 2014

    A CBI special court on Thursday sentenced a public sector bank branch manager to two years' rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 after convicting him on a bribery charge. Special CBI court judge Ravindra Patwari sentenced Pradeepta Kumar Sarkar, then branch manager of Madhya Grameen Bank, Masaurhi (Patna), to...
  • RBI issues draft guidelines for setting up small, payment banks July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A week after Budget announcement, the Reserve Bank on Thursday issued draft guidelines for setting up of 'local feel' small banks, which will disburse small-ticket loans to farmers and businesses. The central bank also issued draft guidelines for setting up of payment banks, which will cater to marginalised sections...
  • IMF congratulates BRICS for new fund, offers help July 17, 2014

    Brasilia: The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday congratulated the five BRICS countries for creating a new reserves fund that intends to challenge Western dominance in the global lender. The IMF's managing director, Christine Lagarde, said the lender would like to work with the BRICS in the new fund, which pools together...
  • India Inc hails BRICS pact to set up New Development Bank July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming as "historic" the pact on establishment of a New Development Bank at the BRICS Summit, India Inc on Wednesday said that the move was likely to strengthen economic cooperation between the five-nation grouping, help stave off future economic crises and boost infra development. "Agreements on setting up of...