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  • India held by Bangladesh in U-23 AFC match marred by power blackout 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Dhaka: India and Bangladesh finished with a goalless draw in a power blackout-marred Group E exchange of the Under-23 AFC Championship at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday. India threatened the Bangladesh citadel time and again in the first session, but the script was reversed after the lemon break as Bangladesh...
  • Demolish unauthorised construction in MA Chidambaram Stadium: SC 3 hours 15 minutes ago

    The Supreme Court said on Tuesday that the three stands (I,J,K) of the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will not be used for seating spectators during cricket matches as they do not conform to regulations and public safety and their unauthorised parts need to be demolished. "Your starting point was wrong....
  • Sidath Wettimuny to head Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee 3 hours 42 minutes ago

    Sidath Wettimuny, the former Sri Lankan opener, has been appointed head of a nine-member interim committee to carry out functions of Sri Lanka Cricket. The committee, established by Navin Dissanayake, Sri Lanka's sports minister, will be effective from Wednesday (April 1) and function until an election is held or until...
  • Meet the 4-year-old prodigy who is having a tough time getting admitted into a Delhi school 3 hours 47 minutes ago

    Meet Anas, the 4 year old prodigy that we found roaming around with his mother on the streets of Film City, Noida. Anas has a gift. A gift that is sure to propel him towards greatness. He is a living bank of general knowledge. It is hard to imagine a...
  • South Korea are tough opponents, says PR Sreejesh 4 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team vice-captain PR Sreejesh on Tuesday said their first opponent in the forthcoming 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup South Korea will be a hard nut to crack even if they have had the ascendancy in recent matches against their Asian rivals. India defeated South Korea in the...
  • BCCI must address issue of player burnout: Venkatapathy Raju 6 hours 49 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Taking into consideration the Indian cricket team's grueling international schedule, former national selector Venkatapathy Raju today said the BCCI must address the issue of player burnout and should have a back-up team of bowlers. The 2011 ODI world champions had a dream run in the just concluded edition of the...
  • India lack good domestic competitions, says Ramesh Krishnan 7 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian tennis legend Ramesh Krishnan on Tuesday said lack of domestic competition is the reason behind the dearth of quality players in the country, adding the sport needs to be taken to the far-flung areas to produce future champions. A legend in his own right, Ramesh had guided India...
  • Sponsored - Big Data - The Future of World Class Cricket 8 hours 36 minutes ago

    The world we live in generates over 5 million gigabytes of data daily and the need to unravel it is becoming increasingly critical. Within an organisation, one estimate by market researcher IDC states that data doubles every 18 months. Indeed the entire world's data doubles every two years. Clearly, Big...
  • From veteran Sangakkara to the unknown Shenwari: The surprise packages of World Cup 2015 9 hours 14 minutes ago

    This World Cup will be remembered for its milestones. Two ODI double hundreds, two 400-plus scores by a team, 38 centuries and the most watched World Cup ever. The pool stage matches had better contests than the knockouts and the event which was expected to provide bowling-friendly conditions was once...
  • PM Modi asked us to visit all states to estimate the crop damage: Union Minister 9 hours 30 minutes ago

    The unseasonal rainfall across India has caused extensive crop damage. Union Ministers are now doing a status check to estimate the extent of the damage. "PM Modi has asked us to aid state governments in assessing damage," said Union Minister. ...
  • Ritu Rani to lead Indian hockey team in Hawke's Bay Cup 9 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Tuesday announced an 18-member national women's team led by Ritu Rani for the Hawke's Bay Cup to be held in New Zealand from April 11 to 19. Captain and centre-half Ritu Rani will be supported by vice-captain Deepika. The tournament will witness India, Argentina, Australia,...
  • Team India need a bigger pool of fast bowlers: Prasanna 10 hours 30 minutes ago

    The Indian bowling was a pleasant surprise in the recent cricket World Cup but a bigger pool of genuine fast bowlers and spinners needs to be created for the team to be a consistent force in the future, feels the legendary E Prasanna. The bowling department copped serious criticism in the...
  • Virat Kohli's work ethics are second to none, says Ravi Shastri 10 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Defending an under-fire Virat Kohli, Indian cricket Team Director Ravi Shastri on Monday said the swashbuckling batsman's ordinary run in the World Cup had nothing to do with his actress-girlfriend Anushka Sharma's presence and to call it that is "utter nonsense". "If it was so, Virat wouldn't have got...
  • InFocus M2 review: This Rs 4,999 smartphone with 8 MP front and rear cameras is the best bet at this price 13 hours 39 minutes ago

    Earlier this month, US-based InFocus Mobiles entered the Indian smartphone market with its InFocus M2 3G smartphone. Coming from a company more synonymous with LCD projectors, we were curious to know what kind of phone were they projecting at the Indian consumers. The InFocus M2 has a 4.2-inch display with...
  • Virat Kohli steady at fourth, Dhawan rises to sixth in ICC rankings 14 hours 15 minutes ago

    Dubai: A lacklustre World Cup performance notwithstanding, Virat Kohli remained the highest-placed Indian batsman at fourth even as Shikhar Dhawan rose a rung to sixth in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Tuesday. Apart from Kohli and Dhawan, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the other Indian batsman to be...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Bring back the old ODI rules 16 hours 7 minutes ago

    (Former India captain and chief selector Kris Srikkanth, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for IBNLive Sports. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) On papers Australia were the best team and they won the World...
  • Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha join Kolkata Knight Riders Yesterday

    With the 2015 World Cup done and dusted, the cricket world now slowly shifts its focus to the eighth edition of Pepsi Indian Premier League, starting on April 8 with a clash between Kolkata Knight Riders, the defending champions, and Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens. Venky Mysore, the chief executive officer...
  • President hails Kidambi Srikanth for India Open win Yesterday

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday congratulated shuttler Kidambi Srikanth for winning the India Open Superseries men's singles title on Sunday. The World No 4 defeated Danish Viktor Axelsen 18-21, 21-13, 21-12 in 55 minutes in the final at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. "Please accept my hearty congratulations and best...
  • Respect Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's personal lives: Yuvraj Singh Yesterday

    Out-of-favour India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has appealed to the cricket fans to respect Test captain Virat Kohli and his actress girlfriend Anushka Sharma's personal lives. Anushka, who was in attendance at the Sydney Cricket Ground during India's World Cup semifinal against Australia, was blamed for Kohli's failure in the match which...
  • 18 Indian fishermen arrested in Pakistan Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistani authorities have arrested 18 Indian fishermen and seized their three boats for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters. The fishermen were arrested by Pakistan's Maritime Security (PMS) forces last night in the Arabian Sea off the Karachi coast, Geo News reported. No official of the PMS was available to...
  • Spot and groom young bowlers to regain World Cup: Dilip Vengsarkar Yesterday

    Mumbai: Providing a road map to win the next World Cup, scheduled in England in 2019, ex-India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar on Monday suggested that cricket authorities should spot a handful of young pace and spin bowlers and make them play in county cricket during the off season. "It's important to spot...
  • World Idly Day celebrated by cutting a 50 kilo idly in style in Chennai Yesterday

    Chennai: It's a staple breakfast dish in any South Indian home, the humble idly finally has its day! From this year onwards March 30th will be celebrated as World Idly Day. The idea is promoted by the Tamil Nadu Cooking Organisation together with Iniyavan, an autorikshaw driver who gave up...
  • Sardar Singh, Saba Anjum receive Padma Shri Award Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former Asian Games gold medal-winning wrestler Satpal - who has coached two-time Olympic medal winner Sushil Kumar - was honoured on Monday with the country's prestigious Padma Bhushan award by President Pranab Mukherjee at a civil investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Apart from Satpal, national hockey team captain...
  • Available spectrum very scarce in India: TRAI Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Expressing concerns over spectrum scarcity in the country, TRAI Chairman Rahul Khullar on Monday said the availability of airwaves in India is less than 40 per cent as compared to European nations. "If you compare country in Europe or rest of the world which are similar in size to...
  • Virat Kohli must play more responsibly: Erapalli Prasanna Yesterday

    New Delhi: Virat Kohli is expected to captain India in all formats at some point but before that happens the star batsmen must start taking more responsibility towards his team, says spin great Erapalli Prasanna. "In all probability, Kohli will captain the Indian team in the next World Cup. For that,...
  • India to become 3rd largest auto manufacturer by 2020: Ford Yesterday

    Coimbatore: India's automotive industry is expected to reach 7 million vehicles milestone by 2020, making the country the third-largest auto manufacturer in the world, behind the US and China, a top official at Ford Motor has said. The automotive sector has a direct bearing on the economy with a near 7...
  • Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Sardar Singh charged up to face Australia in hockey meet Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh on Monday said the team is looking forward to meeting world champions Australia in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5 to 12. India had a fruitful 2014 when they won the the Asian Games...
  • Modi government to push for cow slaughter ban across India Yesterday

    New Delhi: India will use all its "might" to ban cow slaughter across the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in a speech to spiritual leaders, as the Hindu nationalist government moves to fulfil a poll promise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A renewed thrust by Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...
  • Brad Hogg bats for Steven Smith as Australia skipper Yesterday

    Brad Hogg has backed Steven Smith to take over the One-Day International captaincy after Michael Clarke quit the format following Australia's win over New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday (March 29) in the World Cup final. Smith's form over the last few months has turned many heads. After...
  • World Cup 2015: Bowlers who made a difference in the tournament Yesterday

    The 2015 World Cup has come to an end with Australia victorious over New Zealand in the final for their fifth title. It was an easy win for the co-hosts by seven wickets as they looked relatively untroubled in chasing 184 to win, having been dominant with the ball earlier. With...