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  • Marussia clear final crash test hurdle March 7, 2012

    London: Marussia were given the allclear to start the Formula One season after their new car passed the final mandatory crash test on Tuesday. The Russianlicensed team, who gave the MR01 its track debut in a filming day at Silverstone on Monday, said in a statement they had cleared the last...
  • Marussia debut new car pending final crash test March 5, 2012

    London: Marussia gave their new Formula One car its track debut at Silverstone on Monday despite it still having to overcome a final crash test hurdle before the opening race of the season in Australia next week. The Russianlicensed former Virgin Racing team said in a statement that the Cosworthpowered MR01...
  • Marussia to miss final preseason F1 test February 28, 2012

    London: Marussia will miss Formula One's final preseason test in Barcelona this week because their new car has failed a mandatory crash test, the Russianlicensed team said on Monday. Marussia, formerly Virgin Racing, said the MR01 car had failed the final test after passing 17 previous ones. Under new rules...
  • CINTAA notice brings Deepika back in 'Race 2' February 23, 2012

    Mumbai: After much ado, it seems Deepika Padukone is finally back in Race 2. However, contrary to reports of her listing nearly half a dozen demands to producer Ramesh Taurani, we learnt that Dippy just called truce, that too unconditionally. Reason being that the producer had a case to get...
  • Guardiola still undecided over Barcelona future February 18, 2012

    Barcelona: Pep Guardiola still hasn't decided whether he wants to continue coaching Barcelona beyond this season. The 41yearold Guardiola, who has won 13 out of a possible 16 titles since taking over the European champions nearly four seasons ago, said he would like to have made a decision already but he...
  • Ecclestone keen for Bahrain GP to go ahead February 16, 2012

    London: Formula One is showing no signs of slamming the brakes on plans to race in Bahrain in April despite continuing violence in the Gulf kingdom a year on from a forciblysuppressed uprising. Both the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) and commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone made clear after Tuesday's anniversary was...
  • Mourinho plays down title talk despite lead February 14, 2012

    Madrid: Jose Mourinho attempted to play down title talk after fans and local media were left convinced his Real Madrid side would win La Liga after stretching their lead to 10points with a 42 victory over Levante on Sunday. Cristiano Ronaldo rattled in his sixth hattrick of the season as Real...
  • Barcelona will keep fighting for the league: Alves February 14, 2012

    Leverkusen: Barcelona defender Dani Alves says his side will keep fighting for the Spanish title despite falling 10 points behind Real Madrid. Alves said on Monday, "As long as the title remains undecided, we'll keep fighting and we'll see what happens in the end." The Brazilian was acknowledged the "points difference is...
  • Ronaldo hattrick leads Madrid past Levante 42 February 13, 2012

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo's sixth hattrick of the season guided Real Madrid to a 42 victory over 10man Levante on Sunday to extend the Spanish leaders' advantage over defending champions Barcelona to 10 points. Gustavo Cabral gave Levante a surprising lead in the fifth minute at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, and Madrid...
  • Ramesh Taurani files complaint against Deepika February 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Bollywood producer Ramesh Taurani has filed a complaint against actress Deepika Padukone with cineassociations for quitting Tips Films' 'Race 2' at the eleventh hour. Deepika is said to have made an exit from the project following a Hollywood offer, and that too after having shot for a week. The decision...
  • Ameesha Patel keen on doing item number February 4, 2012

    Mumbai: Ameesha Patel is all set to carve a new space for herself in Bollywood. The actress is very keen to do item numbers in not only her own productions but also for other banners. At the recently held Apsara awards, Amesha Patel was the surprise performer. In fact given all...
  • US: Newt Gingrich wins South Carolina primary January 22, 2012

    South Carolina: Newt Gingrich jolted the Republican presidential race on Saturday with a resounding victory in South Carolina, where voters rejected frontrunner Mitt Romney's pitch that he is the best bet to fix a broken economy and defeat President Barack Obama. Gingrich's comefrombehind win in conservative South Carolina injects unexpected volatility...
  • AbbasMustan not to make another film for Viacom January 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Due to the creative differences that cropped up while the making of Players between AbbasMustan and the production house, their plans for making a third movie together has been put on hold. The first movie of the threefilm agreement, Life Partner was directed by Rumi Jafri in 2009. However, the...
  • Jacqueline Fernandez was ready to leave B'wood January 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez was ready to pack her bags and quit Bollywood in 2011. But a slew of projects, and brighter prospects in the industry, have enticed her to stay. "(The year) 2011 came really unexpected... because I was almost ready to leave the industry and then 2011...
  • Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone's love in Turkey December 12, 2011

    Mumbai: Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone will shoot for their intimate scenes together for Race 2 in Turkey early next year. Kangna Ranaut lands a role in an allgirls film Though Kangna Ranaut is now busy with Krrish's sequel, the actress has also landed a role in an allgirls film. The...
  • Is Farhan Akhtar's 'Don 2' really a sequel? December 10, 2011

    New Delhi: The upcoming Farhan Akhtar film 'Don 2' will start a season of sequels. Several films such as 'Houseful 2', 'Jannat 2', 'Once Upon A time In Mumbai 2', 'Race 2', 'Dabangg 2' and 'Dostana 2' are expected to hit theatres in the months to come. This trend is an...
  • Lucas Auer is JK Racing Asia Champion December 7, 2011

    Austrian Lucas Auer is the winner of the 2011 JK Racing Asia Series. Auer started the first two races in fourth and finished both on the podium in second, leaving him to start from second for the last two races. Overall, he completed the season with 292 points in 18...
  • Aravind K P wins the 2011 SLARDAR Championship December 2, 2011

    Team TVS Racing's Aravind K P became the first Indian rider to win a motocross championship overseas. He won the 2011 Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLARDAR) Championship with a total of 73 points. Aravind had to fend off 22 riders including teammates HK Pradeep, Santosh CS...
  • Can the i1 Super Series be India's answer to F1? November 29, 2011

    The organizers are confident that everything will be in place by January 2012, even as team owners express doubts. ...
  • 'Race 2' to hit screens in November 2012 November 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Abbas Mustan's thriller 'Race 2', the sequel to 2008 movie 'Race', will release Nov 30, 2012. Director duo AbbasMustan and producer Ramesh Taurani of Tips zeroed in on the release date of the film after several discussions. "'Race 2' releases November 30 next year. We felt it was just...
  • 'Race 2' hits roadblock, shooting stalled November 18, 2011

    Mumbai: Director duo AbbasMustan's next project Race 2 seems to have hit a rough patch even before officially taking off. After mulling too much on the casting, now the shoot has suddenly been stalled. The entire cast and crew had gathered at Filmcity where the shoot began last week. According to...
  • Sonakshi Sinha quits 'Race 2' for 'Dabangg 2' November 10, 2011

    Mumbai: After signing AbbasMustan's next, the actress later backed out, to free her dates for Dabangg 2. A call from Arbaaz Khan saw Sonakshi Sinha bidding a hasty adieu to Race 2. Apparently Sonakshi was all set to be a part of the film when Dabangg 2 came her way. Also,...
  • AbbasMustan still want Deepika for 'Race 2' November 7, 2011

    Mumbai: The speculations surrounding the female lead in the sequel to Race can finally be laid to rest. After reports of Priyanka Chopra being considered surfaced, the directors eventually settled for their first choice, Deepika Padukone. In fact, the actress has already started shooting for the film on Saturday, with...
  • Thorpe return ends, misses out on butterfly finals November 5, 2011

    Singapore: Australia's most successful Olympian Ian Thorpe had his first swimming meet back after a fiveyear absence end prematurely on Saturday when he failed to qualify for the finals of the 100 metres butterfly in a World Cup race in Singapore. Thorpe, winner of five Olympic golds, finished third in...
  • After IPL, Shah Rukh eyes Indian Racing League November 3, 2011

    Mumbai: After buying an IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, superstar Shahrukh Khan is now eying a stake in the Indian Racing League. The motor racing league, called the i1 Super Series was launched in August this year. At its launch event, Machdar Motorsports, the promoters had announced that the series,...
  • Stars line up for Tendulkarbacked racing league November 2, 2011

    Mumbai: Inspired by the success of the inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix on Sunday, a host of celebrities and businessmen, most prominently Shah Rukh Khan, Telegu superstar Nagarjuna and Dabur family scion Mohit Burman, have invested in teams for the lucrative Indian Racing League owned partly by Sachin Tendulkar....
  • Formula1 fever grips Chennai and how! October 31, 2011

    CHENNAI: People have been billing it as the fastest Sunday that India saw, in a while. For Chennais Formula1 fans, a usually lazy Sunday morning couldnt have passed more quickly, considering the flagoff time was set at 3 pm. The first Indian Grand Prix might have set the asphalt at...
  • Indian F1 Grand Prix tickets still up for grabs October 28, 2011

    New Delhi: If you are trying to get your hands on a Formula 1 ticket, the good news is that 20 per cent tickets are still waiting to be sold. What's more, a lukewarm demand may have prompted the organisers to change their selling strategy. Instead of full season they...