SHANGHAI

  • China to launch world's largest exhibition complex in 2015 October 18, 2014

    Beijing: China is building a $2.4 billion exhibition complex in Shanghai which is expected to be the world's largest upon completion next year. The National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, expected to be completed in March 2015, is set to host it's first exhibition as a trial run from...
  • Bryans achieve another record with Masters slam October 12, 2014

    Shanghai: American twins Bob and Mike Bryan added another accolade to their lengthy resume after taking the Shanghai Masters men's doubles title on Sunday to become the first pair to win all nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments. The 35-year-old siblings defeated French Open champions Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin...
  • Roger Federer beats Gilles Simon to win the Shanghai Masters October 12, 2014

    Shanghai: Roger Federer defeated France's Gilles Simon 7-6 (6), 7-6 (2) to capture his fourth title of the year at the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. The Swiss star nearly exited the tournament in his opening match when he had to save five match points against Leonardo Mayer. But he rebounded from...
  • Federer tops Djokovic to reach Shanghai Masters final October 11, 2014

    Shanghai: Roger Federer brought world number one Novak Djokovic's juggernaut to a halt when a 6-4 6-4 victory in the Shanghai Masters on Saturday set up a final against unseeded Frenchman Gilles Simon. The 33-year-old Swiss was in aggressive mood against his younger opponent, who was on a 28-match winning streak...
  • Gilles Simon advances to Shanghai Masters final October 11, 2014

    Gilles Simon of France reached his first Masters-level final in six years by defeating Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-2, 7-6 (1) in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday. Simon served with great efficiency against Lopez, winning all but two points on his first serve and never facing a break...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer set up Shanghai Masters semi-final October 10, 2014

    Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer set up a rematch of their Wimbledon final with convincing straight-set wins to reach the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Friday. The top-ranked Djokovic defeated David Ferrer 6-4, 6-2 to extend his winning streak in China to 28 matches, while Federer played a nearly flawless...
  • Rohan Bopanna, Florin Mergea in semis of Shanghai Masters October 10, 2014

    Shanghai: Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea advanced to the semi-finals of the ATP Shanghai Rolex Masters with a shock win over fourth seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo on Friday. The unseeded Indo-Romanian pair recorded a 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 win over the Croat-Brazilian pair in the quarterfinals of...
  • Novak Djokovic extends China win streak to 28 matches October 10, 2014

    Shanghai: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat David Ferrer 6-4, 6-2 to reach the Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Friday and extend his winning streak in China to 28 matches. Djokovic could face Roger Federer in the semi-finals in a rematch of their Wimbledon final, which the Serb won for his seventh career major....
  • Gilles Simon shocks again by downing Tomas Berdych in Shanghai Masters October 10, 2014

    Shanghai: Unseeded Frenchman Gilles Simon moved into the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Friday after ousting sixth seed Tomas Berdych in three sets, leaving the Czech sweating about his place at the ATP World Tour finals. Simon, ranked 29th in the world, earned a 7-6(4) 4-6 6-0 win after a...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer reach quarters in Shanghai October 10, 2014

    Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided being the latest seed to lose at the upset-hit Shanghai Masters, rallying to defeat No. 85-ranked Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the third round Thursday. Roger Federer also advanced to the quarter-finals with a routine 6-4, 6-2 win over Roberto Bautista Agut, a night...
  • David Ferrer beats Andy Murray at Shanghai Masters October 9, 2014

    Shanghai: David Ferrer boosted his chances of qualifying for the ATP finals with a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 win over Andy Murray on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters. Both Murray and Ferrer are fighting to claim one of the remaining spots in the eight-man tournament next month in...
  • Roger Federer wins thriller at Shanghai Masters October 9, 2014

    Shanghai: Roger Federer saved five match points and rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the third-set tiebreaker before finally beating Leonardo Mayer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (7) in a thrilling second-round match at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. Rafael Nadal, meanwhile, lost to fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 7-6 (6) only days...
  • Fabio Fognini fined for obscene gesture at the Shanghai Masters October 8, 2014

    Fabio Fognini of Italy has been fined USD 2,000 for flashing an obscene gesture at the crowd after crashing out to a 553rd-ranked Chinese wild card at the Shanghai Masters. The No. 17-ranked Fognini showed his middle finger to the crowd as he left the stadium following his 7-6 (5), 6-4...
  • Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic win at Shanghai Masters October 8, 2014

    Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic moved into the third round of the Shanghai Masters with straight-set wins on Wednesday. Murray has been on a roll the last three weeks in China, winning nine of his last 10 matches as he tries to qualify for the ATP Finals in London next month....
  • Nadal, Wawrinka suffer early exits at Shanghai Masters October 8, 2014

    An ailing Rafa Nadal added his name to the list of upsets at the Shanghai Masters after the Spaniard suffered a 6-3 7-6(6) loss to Feliciano Lopez in Wednesday's second round, as fourth seed Stan Wawrinka and in-form Kei Nishikori also made early exits. World number one Novak Djokovic kicked off...
  • Rafael Nadal to play Shanghai Masters despite appendicitis October 7, 2014

    Shanghai: Rafael Nadal is counting on antibiotics to control his appendicitis so he can get through the Shanghai Masters this week. The second-ranked Nadal began feeling pain in his abdomen late Saturday, and the next day went to the hospital where the doctors confirmed he had the early stages of appendicitis. Nadal...
  • Marin Cilic loses to Ivo Karlovic at Shanghai Masters October 6, 2014

    US Open champion Marin Cilic was eliminated in the first round of the Shanghai Masters, losing to Ivo Karlovic 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (2) on Monday. Karlovic had 20 aces and won 85 percent of points on his first serve to prevent Cilic from securing his spot at the ATP finals in...
  • 'No significant' turbulence on Air India Delhi-Shanghai flight: DGCA September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA has found "no significant" turbulence on Air India's Delhi-Shanghai flight earlier this month, as alleged by an air hostess, and has asked the entire crew to record their statements before it on Monday. One of the cabin crew members on flight...
  • China backs India's bid for full membership of SCO September 18, 2014

    Beijing: China on Thursday backed India's bid for full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a Beijingdominated security grouping. "China backs India and Pakistan becoming members of the SCO as the group has agreed to expand its membership," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a statement. "Beijing believes...
  • China's President Xi to make his first visit to India September 9, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to India as head of state on a regional visit starting this week which will also take in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Tajikistan, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. Xi will begin his trip in Tajikistan where he will attend...
  • Sunil Chhetri, Mandar Rao Desai score as India beat Shanghai East Asia September 7, 2014

    Shanghai: Dominant India built on their impressive first match showing against Jiangsu Sainty with yet another clinical display to beat Chinese Super League side Shanghai East Asia 20 in their own backyard on Saturday. Young Dempo forward Mandar Rao Desai and captain Sunil Chhetri scored either side of halftime to ensure...
  • Somdev in singles and doubles finals of Shanghai Challenger September 6, 2014

    Shanghai: Somdev Devvarman extended his excellent run at the ATP Shanghai Challenger by reaching the singles final with a hardfought win over Italy's Luca Vanni on Saturday. Somdev overcame an indifferent start to beat Vanni 16 64 64 in a gruelling two hour and 14 minutes semifinal of the USD 50,000...
  • Hyderabad sends most Indian students to US for higher studies: report August 31, 2014

    While foreign destinations continue to be favoured by Indian students for higher studies, a recent study by the Brookings Institute in Washington DC has revealed that Hyderabad tops the list of the cities from which Indians go to the United States. The study reveals that 94 foreign cities together accounted for...
  • Chouhan lauds BRICS bank, calls it a matter of pride for India July 16, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed happiness over India getting the opportunity to become the first president of the proposed BRICS Development Bank. "A moment of pride for India on becoming the first President of The New Development Bank of BRICS," Chouhan said in a tweet. In another tweet, Chouhan...
  • BRICS to set up $100 billion development bank, first President to be from India July 16, 2014

    Fortaleza: In a major victory for India, the agreement on the much anticipated 100 billion dollars BRICS Development Bank has been sealed. The BRICS Summit on Tuesday decided to establish the new development bank with an initial authorised capital of USD 100 billion for which the initial subscribed capital will...
  • Delhi becomes world's second most populous city July 11, 2014

    United Nations: Delhi has become the world's second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo, more than doubling its population since 1990 to 25 million, according to a UN report. The 2014 revision of the World Urbanisation Prospects launched on Thursday said that India is projected to add the highest...
  • This train can run at 3,000 km an hour May 8, 2014

    London: How about travelling in a train that can touch the speeds up to 3,000 km per hour? It may sound far fetched but this is what a researcher in China has planned for our future. Deng Zigang, an associate professor at Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu city at Sichuan province...
  • Indian archers misfire in Shanghai World Cup April 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Indians crashed out of the individual rounds of both recurve and compound sections to cut a sorry figure in the ongoing Archery World Cup Stage I in Shanghai on Thursday. According to information received here, Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan and Trisha Deb had the best finishes among the Indians making...
  • Inside Shanghai's 'insanely popular' toilet themed restaurant that has toilet seats as chairs and poop-shaped ice cream March 4, 2014

    A restaurant in Shanghai has a toilet theme that is a hit across China with branches in Hong Kong, Fuzhou, Wuhan and Beijing. 'More Than Toilet', an off-shoot of the brand Modern Toilet, which started in Taiwan in 2004, has guests sitting on chairs designed like toilet seats. The ice...