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  • Robert Vadra's calm handling of hoax 'bomb' scare earns him kudos at Delhi's Lodhi Gardens April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Off late Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi is in the news only for the wrong reasons. But on Thursday morning was entirely different. His calm and sensible handling of a 'bomb' scare at the elite Lodhi Gardens in Lutyen's Delhi has earned him kudos by...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders outclass Mumbai Indians in IPL 8 opener April 8, 2015

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders launched their title defence on a perfect note as skipper Gautam Gambhir and Suryakumar Yadav drove them to a seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in the IPL-8 T20 cricket tournament opener in Kolkata on Wednesday. Chasing 169 for a win, Gambhir's 43-ball 57 (7x4, 1x6) led the...
  • IPL 8: Kolkata rain and memories of 1996 World Cup April 6, 2015

    It's the time of the year when Kolkata, and other parts around the big city, experience what is called the kalboishakhi - nor'westers, which announce their arrival with a lot of sound and fury and then end in storms that typically take place in the afternoons. At their best, or...
  • Sunil Narine takes part in KKR net session at Eden Gardens April 6, 2015

    Kolkata: A day after being cleared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) of suspect bowling action, Kolkata Knight Rider's spin wizard Sunil Narine bowled for close to 40 minutes in the net session held at the Eden Gardens on Monday. The West Indies spinner bowled with his...
  • Watch: Srinagar's tulip garden in full bloom April 5, 2015

    Just days after Srinagar was pounded by heavy rain, there is a much-needed sight for sore eyes. The city's tulip garden, the largest in Asia, is in full bloom. ...
  • Grammy winner Rihanna to make her mark in the fashion world March 16, 2015

    Grammy winner Rihanna is set to star in the upcoming Dior Secret Garden campaign. She'll be the first black woman to represent the fashion house. ...
  • Ranji Trophy: Tamil Nadu in control against Maharashtra in semis February 25, 2015

    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 February 24, 2015

    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....