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  • AFI clears women's relay teams for Asiad 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Tuesday announced that the women's relay teams in both 4x100m and 4x400m were cleared for the Asian Games starting on Friday but there would be re-trials for triple jumpers Mayookha Johnny, Renjith Maheshwary and men's 4x400 relay team. However, it looks tough...
  • Four Indian judokas in the Asian Games squad 3 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Four Indian judokas, who won medals at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, have made the cut for the Asian Games in Incheon, starting September 19. While the lone male judoka in the squad will Navjot Chana in the 60 kg category, the Manipuri duo of Likmabam Sushila...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian boxers cleared to fight under tricolour 2 hours 55 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After giving provisional recognition to Boxing India, the sport's world body has now permitted Indian pugilists to take part in the Asian Games under the national tricolour. The move by International Boxing association (AIBA) also means the national anthem will be rendered during the medal ceremony when an Indian wins...
  • 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' trailer: Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen is ready to take on the Capitol 5 hours 6 minutes ago

    It is not just games any more. The entire District 13 is ready to go against the Capitol, after they find the celebrated heroine, Katniss Everdeen. Starring Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, the film is based on the first part of the final novel in Suzanne Collins' best-selling trilogy. The film...
  • Asian Games Football: South Korea challenge for upbeat India Women 5 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Having all but booked a place in the maiden quarter-finals of the 17th Asian Games courtesy the 15-0 demolition of Maldives in the opening match of Group A, a buoyed India Women's Senior National Team will be put through a litmus test when they take on hosts South...
  • Asian Games: Sreejesh finds new four-quarter hockey format advantageous 5 hours 33 minutes ago

    Incheon: The new format of hockey will add a lot of zing to the sport as players will be able to re-energise themselves during the break between the quarters which will be an advantage for teams, including India, goalkeeper and vice-captain PR Sreejesh said on Tuesday. The Asian Games will be...
  • Asian Games: Thailand women's football team rewarded for losing only 5-0 6 hours 56 minutes ago

    Thailand's women's football team has been surprisingly rewarded with a bonus by the country's controversial FA head for only losing 5-0 to hosts South Korea in their opening match of the Asian Games. "It's disappointing that we gave away goals so easily in the first half," Worawi Makudi was quoted as...
  • Why Minecraft's creator Markus Persson is leaving Mojang 10 hours 9 minutes ago

    New York: Microsoft agreed Monday to buy the Swedish group behind the hugely popular video game Minecraft for $2.5 billion, bolstering the increasingly important gaming division of the US tech giant. The deal for Swedish-based Mojang gives Microsoft one of the best-known video games of all time - one which is...
  • I have just one aim, an Asian Games gold for India: Akhil Kumar 10 hours 10 minutes ago

    After a string of injuries wreaked havoc in his career four years ago, boxer Akhil Kumar has staged a remarkable comeback by qualifying for the Asian Games at Incheon. The 33-year-old boxer, a 2006 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist and 2008 Olympic quarter-finalist, was laid low by a string of injuries...
  • Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion, founders to leave 14 hours 54 minutes ago

    Stockholm/Seattle: Microsoft has agreed to acquire the Stockholm-based developer of the wildly popular Minecraft video game for $2.5 billion, as it tries to lure a new and mostly young audience into its mobile world. Minecraft - a construction game in which players can build nearly anything imaginable, block by block, in...
  • Maheshwary, Om Prakash doubtful for Asian Games 23 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary and shot putter Om Prakash Karhana were on Monday rendered doubtful for the upcoming Asian Games though the Athletics Federation of India is yet to take a final call on the matter. The fate of men's 4x400m relay team will also be decided by the...
  • I hope to maintain momentum till Rio Olympics: Jitu Rai Yesterday

    New Delhi: He has just become the first Indian shooter to win five international medals in a calendar year but Jitu Rai remains hungry for more and wants to achieve as many podium finishes as possible in the run-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 25-year-old Rai last week won an...
  • 'ET the Extra-Terrestrial': 'World's worst' video game to be auctioned Yesterday

    Washington: Hundreds of copies of a video game described as the 'world's worst' are now being auctioned after they were unearthed from a landfill site in the US. The vintage video-game called 'ET the Extra-Terrestrial', based on a hit movie and released in 1982, was said to be so bad...
  • Swatting: Gamers make false calls to police to lash out at opponents Yesterday

    Denver: The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York's Long Island claimed to...
  • Asian Games football: India thrashed 0-5 by UAE in their opening match Yesterday

    New Delhi: An unimpressive display by India men's football contingent saw them surrender without a fight to United Arab Emirates as they went down 0-5 in their opening Group G match of in the Asian Games in Incheon. The winners, who scored the first three goals within 20 minutes, led 3-0...
  • Best chance of winning Asiad gold, says squash player Ghosal Yesterday

    New Delhi: He goes into the Asian Games as the top seed but Saurav Ghosal is a tad wary of the threat posed by rivals from Pakistan even though the Asia number one feels it is his best chance to convert a couple of singles bronze from the last two...
  • After CWG bronze, expectations are high for Asiad: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar Yesterday

    New Delhi: She rose from oblivion by giving India first women's gymnastics medal in the Commonwealth Games but heading into the upcoming Asian Games, Dipa Karmakar said heightened expectations have put her under slight pressure for the event in Incheon starting September 19. The 21-year-old became the toast of Tripura, her...
  • Asian Games 2014: Ticket sales dragging with opening ceremony just days away Yesterday

    South Korean fans have snapped up tickets to see high-profile athletes such as Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan at the Asian Games, but overall sales for the multi-sport event are dragging with the opening ceremony just four days away. Incheon's organising committee (IAGOC) said on Monday that overall ticket sales had...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch is taken! UK daily reports that the 'Sherlock' star is dating theatre director Sophie Hunter Yesterday

    We are almost sure that all single female 'Sherlock' fans must have heaved a collective sigh at this piece of news. Talented actor Benedict Cumberbatch is now officially seeing someone. According to a report in the Sunday Mirror, Cumberbatch has been going steady with London-based theatre director Sophie Hunter. The...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Imitation Game' takes top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival Yesterday

    Toronto: "The Imitation Game," a biopic about British mathematician and World War Two code-breaker Alan Turing, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. The film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, took the Groslch People's Choice award for best film at the 39th edition of the...
  • Asian Games football: Coach hails Indian girls terrific show 2 days ago

    Incheon: Chief coach Tarun Roy lauded his girls as the Indian football team started their Asian Games campaign with a 15-0 thrashing of thee Maldives in Group A on Sunday. "The first match of any tournament is of immense importance. It invariably sets the tone for the rest of the competition...
  • Indian walkers going extra mile for Asiad medals 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian race walkers are going the extra mile as they target medals at the Asian Games, starting on Friday in the South Korean city of Incheon. Olympian Irfan Thodi, who finished 10th at the 2012 London Olympics, Ganapathy K. and Khusbir Kaur are India's hopes in the 20-km walk...
  • Asian Games football: India men out to prove a point 2 days ago

    Incheon: After delays and question marks over their participation, India U-23 men's football team have it all to prove when they open their Asian Games campaign against last edition's silver medallists United Arab Emirates in a Group G match at the Hwaseong Sports Complex main stadium on Monday. Both the men...
  • Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap upbeat to win an Asiad medal 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A high-intensity training for last three weeks has boosted his confidence and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap says he is looking to maintain the rhythm as he sets out to achieve his dream of winning an Asian Games medal in Incheon, South Korea. After a historic gold medal...
  • Asian Games: Boxing coach Akhil, pupil Mandeep ready for Incheon 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Ever heard of a teacher and a student appearing for the same exam? Well, come Asian Games, the boxing ring will present one such instance when the Indian duo of mentor Akhil Kumar and protege Mandeep Jangra fight it out for medals in their respective categories. At a time...
  • Asian Games football: India women thrash Maldives 15-0 in opener 2 days ago

    India began their campaign in the Incheon Asian Games on a high when the Indian women's football team came up with a dominating performance to pump in more than a dozen goals past Maldives to win 15-0 in their first Group A match on Sunday and move a step closer...
  • Why Microsoft is buying Minecraft-maker Mojang for a reported $2.5 billion 2 days ago

    Microsoft's impending purchase of Mojang, the Swedish developer with 100 million players of its open world Minecraft game, is more aimed at pulling users onto the software company's obscure mobile platform than its better known PC system or Xbox game console. The software company's Windows Phone system has only 2.5 per...
  • Putting country first, Dipika Pallikal decides to play at Asian Games 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India's highest-ranked squash player Dipika Pallikal has decided to put the controversy over the dubious Asian Games draw behind and confirmed her participation for the upcoming Incheon edition, saying "she has always put country first and it is no different this time". World No.12 Pallikal had considered pulling out...
  • Asain Games: Govt clears 6 more managers including Olympian Jude Felix 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday added six managers, including Olympian Jude Felix who will also act as hockey coach, in the Indian contingent for Asian Games even though Indian Olympic Association had demanded for 23. While clearing a 679-strong Indian contingent in 28 disciplines for the September 19 to October...
  • Mary Kom will settle for nothing less than gold at Asiad 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Five time World Boxing Champion Mary Kom is eyeing a gold medal at the upcoming Incheon Asian Games after settling for bronze four years ago. "Our preparation has been good so far and we are looking forward to the games. I am definitely aiming for gold medal and a...