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  • Ranji Trophy: Tamil Nadu in control against Maharashtra in semis 4 days ago

    Maharashtra, an unheralded outfit seeking a repeat of last year, against Tamil Nadu, a side packed with players of varying international experience, promised an intriguing contest on a lively Eden Gardens deck. Before play started, it seemed like Tamil Nadu had it in them to negate Maharashtra's bowling threat - the...
  • Ranji Trophy semis: A contest between Maharashtra's pace and Tamil Nadu's experience 5 days ago

    Not too long ago, Kolkata's Eden Gardens - iconic and magnificent, old world, yet charming - was said to be India's answer to The G. Greats of the game have reminisced about the lull that accompanied an Indian wicket and the spontaneous roar that resonated across the stands after the dismissal...
  • Watch: Pranab Mukherjee gives serious competition to Obama on style quotient February 17, 2015

    US President Barack Obama recently featured in a Buzzfeed video to promote healthcare. And giving a serious competition is President Pranab Mukherjee who posted pictures of his in the Mughal Gardens inside Rashtrapati Bhavan. Obama displayed his drawing skills and Pranab showcased his garden. ...
  • Delhi: Mughal Garden opens for public from February 13 February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Nearly 10,000 Tulips in vivid colours will be the main attraction of annual 'Udyanotsav' when President Pranab Mukherjee throws open Mughal Garden for public on Friday afternoon. Tulips have been in bloom since the last week of January and about 10,000 Tulips in vivid colours of red, orange and...
  • World Cup Flashback: Awesome Australia win maiden crown in 1987 February 6, 2015

    Twelve long years and three editions later, the cricket World Cup left the shores of England to move to the sub-continent with India and Pakistan becoming the first co-hosts in 1987, that saw a new title sponsor and produced a new champion. The reign of 60-over matches gave way to the...
  • Ranji Trophy: Angry Railways captain speaks to match referee on Eden strip January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Unhappy with the Eden Gardens strip, an angry Railways captain Mahesh Rawat spoke to the match referee Prakash J Bhat and expressed his displeasure about the pitch on offer for their do-or-die Ranji Trophy cricket match against Bengal starting tomorrow in Kolkata. "During the mandatory captains' meeting today, Mahesh...
  • Muttiah Muralidaran: 1996 was Sri Lanka's cricketing awakening January 19, 2015

    That tournament and its meaning is a line in the sand for the sport in our country. Before 1996 cricket was amateur. It was popular, but not a uniting force by any means. But when we won in Lahore in 1996 that all changed. The success reached out to the...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Mumbai take 3 points for draw against Bengal December 31, 2014

    Kolkata: The iconic Eden Gardens' inadequate drainage system once again came to fore when the final day's proceedings in the Ranji Trophy Group A fixture between Mumbai and Bengal was called off without little or no rain in the day. There was light drizzle in the night -- 0.1mm according to...
  • Delhi: Miscreants throw acid on a woman doctor, victim admitted to AIIMS December 23, 2014

    Delhi: A doctor suffered serious burn injuries on Tuesday morning after some miscreants threw acid on her. She was riding her scooty when she was attacked. The incident is reported from Rajouri Garden area of Delhi where two men on a bike tried snatching the victim's purse. The victim has been...
  • Special Investigation Team to probe Delhi church fire: sources December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A Special Investigation Team was constituted on Tuesday to probe into the fire which erupted at the St Sebastian's church in Dilshad Garden in the national capital, sources said. Sources added that Delhi Police representatives will meet Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung over the issue. Meanwhile, Christian groups held...
  • No person as squeezed in as the Mumbaikar November 24, 2014

    Mumbai: A visit to any open area in Mumbai reveals what the locals, known as Mumbaikars, really crave - open space. Every playground, every promenade and every park is packed, revealing what they lack-open space. Every person in Mumbai has access to just 12 square ft of open space, which includes...
  • Aamir Khan to host a special screening of Oscar-winning director Megan Mylan's new film November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan will host a special screening of 'After My Garden Grows' in Mumbai Friday and the Oscar-winning American documentary film director Megan Mylan feels fortunate that the Bollywood superstar is supporting her latest project. "After..." is about girl child marriages in India and tells the story of Monika,...
  • Former cricketers laud Rohit Sharma's historic feat November 13, 2014

    Arjuna Ranatunga and Adam Gilchrist joined others in praising Rohit for his record-breaking knock of 264 against Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI. ...
  • Full Text: VVS Laxman delivers the MAK Pataudi Lecture November 12, 2014

    Addressing the Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi memorial lecture organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens, former India middle-order batsman VVS Laxman voiced his opinions on the core issues that affect Indian and Test cricket. Read the full transcript here: Good evening ladies and...
  • Survival of Test cricket essential for game's future: VVS Laxman November 12, 2014

    With the threat of Twenty20 cricket eating into the share of the five-day formats, former India middle order batsman VVS Laxman on Wednesday said it's high time that they bring in new innovation like introduction of day/night matches to sustain the legacy of Test cricket. Worried about the future of Test...
  • BCCI flourished in Eden, but hijacked by Tamil Nadu: Bishan Singh Bedi November 11, 2014

    Taking at dig at Indian Cricket Board's president-in-exile N Srinivasan, spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi today said it was a mystery to see the BCCI, which was born in Delhi and flourished at the Eden Gardens here, being hijacked by Tamil Nadu. "I think it's pertinent to say that the BCCI...
  • Confident Team India arrives in Kolkata for 4th ODI November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Having clinched the five-match series, a confident Indian team, sans stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, and the Sri Lankan cricketers arrived in Kolkata on Monday night for the fourth ODI scheduled to be held at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Members of both teams landed at the Dum Dum airport around...
  • TWTW: Australian Indian community plan rockstar welcome for PM Modi's visit November 9, 2014

    After the grand welcome arranged by the American Indian community to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his last visit to the United States, the Australian Indian community is planning on a similar royal welcome. ...
  • Eden Gardens may host fourth India-Sri Lanka ODI October 21, 2014

    Kolkata: It's not official yet, but Eden Gardens is in line to host the fourth one-dayer on November 13 in the upcoming stop gap five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. "We are most likely to get the fourth ODI here on November 13. It's difficult to host the match here before...
  • Former cricketer Kris Srikkanth hails Eden Gardens crowd October 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth on Saturday said one just needs to perform at the Eden Gardens and the city would remember the cricketer forever. The first cricketer to score an ODI century here, the former India opener said, "There's nothing like playing at the Eden. It's always been an...
  • CAB celebrates 150 years of Eden Gardens October 16, 2014

    Kolkata: From Chandu Borde and Salim Durani - the chief architects of India's first Test win at Eden -- to Sourav Ganguly, the stadium's rich history was hailed as Cricket Association of Bengal began 150 years' celebrations of the stadium with a book and documentary launch on Thursday. While Ganguly singled...
  • ISL Tour Diary: Kolkata, a city that offers something new every time October 14, 2014

    Being a Probashi Bengali (a non-resident Bengali), my affair with Kolkata is a long-standing one. Born to parents who were originally from Kolkata, I have been brought up in Delhi all my life. I always had a strange feeling whenever I visited the city, predominately because of the culture difference....
  • VVS Laxman to deliver MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture at Eden Gardens October 7, 2014

    VVS Laxman is all set to renew his connection with the Eden Gardens as the former middle order batsman has been chosen to deliver the MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture on October 19. The lecture will be held on the eve of the fifth and final ODI between India and the West...
  • PM Modi's grand reception in New York reflects deep cultural ties: White House September 30, 2014

    Washington: The "rock-star" treatment given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the prestigious Madison Square Garden by some 20,000 Indian-American people is the reflective of the "deep cultural ties" between the two countries, the White House has said. "I think the strong turnout at that event and the enthusiastic reaction highlights...
  • Watch: Viewers react to PM Modi's Madison Square Garden speech September 29, 2014

    Addressing over 20,000 Non Resident Indians and Persons of Indian Origin community at New York's Madison Square Ground, Prime Minister Narendra Modi affirmed that India will move ahead at a rapid pace and lead the 21st Century world. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks to rate the...
  • Ahmedabad residents proud of former CM, say Modi is a global leader September 29, 2014

    Admirers back home in Ahmedabad heaped praises on their former chief minister and present Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that they are incredibly proud of him and that his speech was an indicator that he will bring about great changes in the country. ...
  • Yale students laud PM Modi, say decision to reform the bureaucracy was necessary September 29, 2014

    While Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a stupendous speech, wooing Indian Americans, corporates and lawmakers alike in his Madison Square Garden speech, students at Yale University also lauded the Indian PM, saying that many of his decisions were pending and necessary to put the country back on track. ...
  • Programme at Madison Square Garden overwhelming, says PM Narendra Modi September 29, 2014

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the programme at the Madison Square Garden Sunday was "overwhelming". "The programme at Madison Square Garden was overwhelming. It was very special to interact with members of the diaspora. A big thank you," the Prime Minister said in a tweet. He added...
  • US lawmakers smitten by PM Modi's Madison Square Garden speech September 29, 2014

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi not only won the hearts of NRIs here but also of nearly 40 top US lawmakers who described his words as "inspirational and visionary". During his speech at the Madison Square Garden, attended by nearly 40 top lawmakers, the Congressmen immediately connected with Modi when...
  • Young Indian Americans in awe of Modi September 29, 2014

    Young Indian Americans are in awe of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he spoke at the popular Madison Square Garden in New York. ...