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  • Srikanth enters semis, Sindhu crashes out of Singapore Open 11-04-2014 04:54 PM

    Singapore: India's Kidambi Srikanth registered a hard-fought win to enter the semi-finals of the men's singles event of the Singapore Super Series even as P V Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth crashed out in straight games, here on Friday. Srikanth got the better of world number 14 Hun Yu of...
  • I can give it to you in writing, nobody will marry me after watching 'Revolver Rani': Kangana Ranaut 11-04-2014 10:29 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut, who will be seen in a bold performance in 'Revolver Rani', says nobody will marry her after watching this film. "Nobody is going to marry me after watching this film... I can give it to you in writing," Kangana told reporters during the press conference for...
  • Saina Nehwal out but Sindhu advances to 2nd round of Singapore Open 09-04-2014 07:31 PM

    Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal's poor form in international arena continued as she suffered a first round exit in the Singapore Open Super Series while PV Sindhu made her way into the pre-quarterfinals after a hard-fought victory in women's singles on Wednesday. World number eight Saina fought for an hour...
  • Praneeth, Prannoy, Thulasi reach 2nd round of Singapore Open 09-04-2014 04:52 PM

    Singapore: Indian shuttlers B Sai Praneeth, H S Prannoy and P C Thulasi advanced to the second round of the USD 300,000 Singapore Super Series after registering contrasting victories on the opening day of the main draw on Wednesday. World number 45 Praneeth, who had come close to beating world...
  • She is negative, brutal and very exciting: Kangana Ranaut on her role in 'Revolver Rani' 07-04-2014 05:29 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut says her next movie 'Revolver Rani' has the flavour of a pulp fiction novel by Hindi writer Ved Prakash Sharma. Talking about the movie, Kangana said: "This is actually a character of a neurotic and the woman who we are going to see and the film...
  • Young shuttlers to lead Indian challenge in Malaysia 24-03-2014 12:57 PM

    Johor Bahru: With top brass skipping the tournament, young guns of Indian badminton, including Sourabh Varma and Arundhati Pantawane, will brace up for the challenge when they begin their campaign at the USD 120,000 Malaysian Grand Prix Gold, starting with the qualifiers at Pasir Gudang on Tuesday. After back-to-back tournaments,...
  • Asaram sexual assault case: Bike-borne assailants throw acid at 2 witnesses 17-03-2014 08:02 AM

    Two unidentified men in Surat on Sunday threw acid at one of the witnesses in the rape case against the self-styled godman Asaram, police said.This is a third attack targeting a witness in the rape cases against Asaram and his son. "A witness in the rape case against Asaram has...
  • Acid attack on witness in rape case against Asaram 16-03-2014 07:59 PM

    Two unidentified men in Surat on Sunday threw acid at one of the witnesses in the rape case against the self-styled godman Asaram, police said. This is a third attack targeting a witness in the rape cases against Asaram and his son. "A witness in the rape case against Asaram...
  • Court dismisses plea against Narayan Sai for hurting sentiments by wearing turban 26-02-2014 12:57 PM

    A local court dismissed an application against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai charging him with hurting the sentiments of Sikh community by donning a turban to evade arrest in a sexual assault case. President of local outfit 'Yuva Sikh Morcha', Gagandeep Singh Bhatia, had filed an application in...
  • Sports Authority of India coach arrested for molesting trainee 17-02-2014 09:47 AM

    Mumbai: A 38-year-old coach of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) was on Sunday arrested on charges of molestation in suburban Kandivali, police said. K B Singh, was on Sunday arrested after he was booked for molestation at Samata Nagar Police Station following a complaint by a trainee at SAI's...
  • Police trash reports of minorities affairs minister's alleged IM links 07-02-2014 10:35 PM

    Bihar Police on Friday rubbished media reports quoting a central security agency that the state Minorities Welfare Minister Shahid Ali Khan was suspected to have links with two Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives. "We have received reports from Motihari and Sitamarhi SPs that Khan has no link with the two IM...
  • SAI suspends coach on charges of harassing female wrestler 07-02-2014 01:17 PM

    Hisar: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has suspended a wrestling coach, who is facing charges of harassing a teenage woman grappler. Satbir Panghal, a wrestling coach posted at SAI's centre situated in Haryana Agricultural University in Hisar, has been suspended, SAI sources said. The coach has been directed to...
  • Terry Walsh refuses to comment on conflict of interest - is he guilty? 29-01-2014 09:53 PM

    New Delhi: The simmering conflict-of-interest issue surrounding India coach Terry Walsh again cropped up at a Hockey India League (HIL) press conference on Wednesday; and when confronted on the issue by mediapersons, Walsh ducked under the question refusing to reply. Hockey India recently appointed Walsh to replace Michael Nobbs as...
  • Hockey India answerable for Oltmans and Walsh's conflict of interest 27-01-2014 08:46 AM

    Hockey India's (HI) High Performance Director and men's team chief coach are enjoying a paid holiday from their job with Sports Authority India (SAI), and the employers have happily signed on the leave application, fully aware that it comes at the cost of compromising the best interest of Indian hockey....
  • Is Indian hockey falling prey to the club-vs-country virus? 24-01-2014 10:33 AM

    A 'Catch 22' situation is emerging in Indian hockey. The influx of money is what the sport yearned for, for years, and now when it has arrived, the cost could be a disease called 'Club vs Country'. The phrase is not new for Indian sport. Cricket has often found itself...
  • Oltmans, Walsh won't get salary from SAI during HIL: Batra 23-01-2014 04:18 PM

    New Delhi: The impasse between SAI and Hockey India over Roelant Oltmans and Terry Walsh's participation as coaches in the upcoming HIL is finally over after HI secretary general Narinder Batra on Thursday said that the duo will not get paid by the government body during the one-month period of...
  • SAI-HI on collision course over Oltmans, Walsh's HIL stint 22-01-2014 08:36 PM

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Wednesday put itself on collision course with Hockey India after it issued a clear instruction to HI's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans and chief coach Terry Walsh to scrap their contracts with respective HIL franchises. SAI minced no words in stating that...
  • Vishnudeo Sai named new Chhattisgarh BJP president 22-01-2014 08:49 AM

    Tribal leader and Member of Parliament Vishnudeo Sai has been appointed the new President of the Chhattisgarh unit of BJP. He succeeds Ram Sewak Paikra, who was inducted into the Raman Singh-led Cabinet as Home Minister last month. Sai had been Chhattisgarh BJP head earlier also. "BJP national chief Rajnath...
  • Surat: Narayan Sai's female disciple surrenders before police 21-01-2014 10:09 PM

    Surat: Controversial godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai's close accomplice Jamna on Tuesday surrendered before the police in connection with a rape case registered against him by one of two city-based sisters. Jamna, who is said to be mother of Sai's son, had evaded questioning by police since he was arrested...
  • Sign contract, get salary on monthly basis: SAI to coaches 21-01-2014 09:04 PM

    New Delhi: Putting the blame on unhappy shooting coaches, the SAI on Tuesday said they were being paid on pro-rata basis since they have not signed the contract with them which was mandatory for getting salary on monthly basis. SAI has now set a February 1 deadline for protesting coaches...
  • Only the corrupt go to jail, not those who expose them: Dhumal 19-01-2014 10:04 PM

    Responding to the defamation cases filed by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, opposition BJP leader PK Dhumal on Sunday said, "I am fully confident that the truth will prevail... and truth will be our defence." "I have full faith in the judiciary and the highest regard for it," Dhumal said, adding...
  • Nashik: Explosives found in Devlali Camp 18-01-2014 11:45 PM

    Nashik: A cache of explosives, including two live hand-grenades, 28 cartridges, and five empty cases of firearms was found dumped in a garbage-carrying vehicle in the vicinity of Army Centre in Devlali Camp area near Nashik on Saturday, police said. The explosives were packed in a polythene bag which was...
  • SAI suspends Dingko Singh for assaulting woman athlete 17-01-2014 09:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday suspended Asian Games gold medallist boxer N Dingko Singh pending inquiry after he allegedly assaulted a woman weightlifter in Manipur. Dingko Singh was arrested by Imphal Police for hitting a female athlete at the Khuman Lampak sports complex in Imphal...
  • Gujarat: Asaram charged with rape, illegal confinement 09-01-2014 06:40 PM

    Gandhinagar: A chargesheet has been filed against self-styled godman Asaram in a sexual assault case on Thursday. Asaram was booked for allegedly raping one of the two Surat-based sisters who stayed at his ashram in Gujarat between 1997 and 2006. He was booked under IPC sections 376, 342 and 120...
  • Aditya Joshi becomes first Indian to be world No. 1 junior shuttler 05-01-2014 10:50 AM

    After PV Sindhu's meteoric rise in 2013, when she became the first Indian female to win a singles medal at the World Championships, Indian badminton is witnessing another star in the making. Aditya Joshi from Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, became the first male junior badminton player from India to be ranked...
  • Farooq Sheikh used to flirt with me, says Sai Paranjpye 31-12-2013 07:40 AM

    Mumbai: The inimitable Sai Paranjpye, who now lives a secluded life, remembers her 'Chashme Buddoor' actor Farooq Sheikh as a sweet wonderful person who wouldn't even mind flirting with her. "Farooq was an angel. He was god's child. One always says nice things about the departed. But honestly, even if...
  • Farooq was part of my career and life: Deepti Naval 29-12-2013 03:21 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran actress Deepti Naval says the late Farooq Sheikh -- the two were a popular pair in films -- was a constant part of her professional and personal lives. On Saturday Deepti woke up to the news that Farooq was no more. He died of cardiac arrest in Dubai...
  • Can't believe Farooq is gone so suddenly: Shabana Azmi 28-12-2013 03:54 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Shabana Azmi, Farooque Sheikh's co-star for 21 years in the popular play 'Tumari Amrita' who had also worked with the actor in several films, is devastated with the news of his sudden death. One of Indian cinema's finest actors, Farooque was on a holiday with his wife and...
  • Narayan Sai sent to Surat Police's custody for bribing officials to weaken rape case 24-12-2013 08:58 AM

    A local court on Monday sent self-styled godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai, facing rape charges, to police remand till January 1 in a bribery case. Sai, accused of hatching a conspiracy after his arrest to give bribes to weaken the rape case filed against him, was produced before Additional Session...