Shanghai

  • 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...
  • Two men climb the world's second tallest building without safety equipment, high-five at the top in vertigo-inducing video February 15, 2014

    If you're afraid of heights, don't watch this vertigo-inducing video. Russians Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov filmed themselves climbing the unfinished Shanghai Tower in China, the world's second tallest building, without any safety gear. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Inside China January 11, 2014

    The programme covers all about rise and success of China as well as the challenges facing the country. China has changed its face in the recent past with Beijing and Shanghai emerging beaming with skyscrapers. ...
  • Shanghai zookeeper mauled to death by Tiger December 17, 2013

    A keeper at Shanghai's zoo was mauled to death by a rare South China tiger on Tuesday after entering its enclosure to clean the zoo, said colleagues of the deceased. In a brief statement on its Twitter-like microblog, the zoo said investigators were looking into the cause of the incident, but...
  • Flights delayed as air pollution hits record in Shanghai December 6, 2013

    Shanghai: Hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled on Friday in China's commercial hub of Shanghai as record levels of air pollution shrouded the city in smog, prompting authorities to issue the highest level of health warning. The incident is especially embarrassing at a time when China seeks to build Shanghai...
  • China's first helicopter to fight fire to be ready next year November 8, 2013

    Beijing: China's first helicopter to fight fire will be deployed by the middle of next year at its biggest city, Shanghai. The Russian-made Ka-32 helicopter, currently undergoing final stages of assembly, will be delivered to the metropolis by January next year, said Shanghai fire department chief Zhao Zixin. Shanghai will set...
  • Djokovic beats del Potro to win Shanghai Masters October 13, 2013

    Shanghai: Novak Djokovic successfully defended his title at the Shanghai Masters on Sunday, holding off Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (3) in a 2½-hour final. The Serb was coming off a win in the China Open in Beijing last week over Rafael Nadal. He also won back-to-back titles in...
  • Nadal ousted by del Potro in Shanghai Masters October 12, 2013

    Shanghai: Top-ranked Rafael Nadal was eliminated in the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday, losing 6-2, 6-4 to Juan Martin del Potro. The fifth-ranked Del Potro overpowered Nadal with his deep, punishing groundstrokes, breaking the Spaniard twice at the start of the match to race out to a 4-0 lead. The...
  • Djokovic beats Tsonga to reach Shanghai final October 12, 2013

    Shanghai: Defending champion Novak Djokovic advanced to the final of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday with a 6-2, 7-5 win over France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The top-seeded Serb extended his winning streak in China to 19 straight matches dating back to last year when he won the China Open in Beijing and...
  • Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal edge challengers in Shanghai October 11, 2013

    Shanghai: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic overcame tough challenges in their quarter-finals at the Shanghai Masters on Friday and moved a step closer to a possible showdown in the final. Top-ranked Nadal saved three set points and finally closed out a 20-minute tiebreak in the first set against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka...
  • Del Potro, Tsonga reach semi-finals in Shanghai October 11, 2013

    Shanghai: Juan Martin del Potro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga closed in on qualifying for the ATP Finals with quarter-final wins at the Shanghai Masters on Friday. Del Potro had 27 winners and only eight unforced errors in a 6-3, 6-3 win over Spain's Nicolas Almagro. Tsonga dispatched Germany's Florian Mayer 6-2, 6-3. Del...
  • Roger Federer ousted by Gael Monfils in Shanghai Masters October 10, 2013

    Shanghai: Roger Federer fell to another early loss on Thursday, with Gael Monfils beating him 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in the third round of the Shanghai Masters. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, who has slipped to No. 7 in the rankings, was playing in his first tournament since losing in the...
  • Del Potro reaches Shanghai quarters after Haas withdraws October 10, 2013

    Shanghai: Sixth seed Juan Martin del Potro became the first player to reach the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Open on Thursday after Tommy Haas withdrew injured. German Haas, who beat compatriot Daniel Brands and American Sam Querrey to reach the third round, had been unable to play due to a...
  • Nadal dismisses Dolgopolov to start campaign in Beijing October 10, 2013

    Beijing: Spain's Rafael Nadal coasted to a 6-3, 6-2 victory on Wednesday over Alexandr Dolgopolov in his opening match at the Shanghai Masters. Nadal dominated his service games against the Ukrainian and did not face a single break point during the match, which he wrapped up in just under an...
  • Djokovic canters as Federer makes winning return October 9, 2013

    Shanghai: Top seed Novak Djokovic launched his Shanghai Open title defence in fine style, breezing past Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-2 6-0 on Wednesday. Later Roger Federer, playing his first singles match since a fourth-round exit at the U.S. Open, made a brisk return to wining ways, beating Andreas Seppi 6-4,...
  • Del Potro hangs on to advance in Shanghai October 9, 2013

    Shanghai: Juan Martin del Potro overcame a tough challenge and 22 aces from Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber to advance to the third round of the Shanghai Masters with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) victory on Wednesday. The sixth-seeded Argentine is coming off a win at the Japan Open last week and is...
  • Hewitt, Tomic eliminated from Shanghai Masters October 9, 2013

    Sydney: Australian tennis players Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic both have been knocked out of the Shanghai Masters in their first-round matches, local media reported on Wednesday. Hewitt lost 6-4, 6-2 to Italian Andreas Seppi in straight sets on Tuesday night, as reported. The Australian player grabbed an early break to lead...
  • Kohlschreiber advances to play Del Potro in Shanghai October 9, 2013

    Beijing: Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber and Italy's Andreas Seppi won their first-round matches Tuesday at the Shanghai Masters. They will now take on Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro and Switzerland's Roger Federer respectively. Kohlschreiber defeated Chinese wildcard Mao-Xin Ghong 7-5, 6-2 in just over an hour, hitting nine aces and winning 90...
  • Simon, Gasquet upset at Shanghai Masters October 9, 2013

    Shanghai: Ninth seed Richard Gasquet and 13th seed Gilles Simon were both shocked at the first round of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament here on Tuesday. Gasquet was beaten 6-3, 6-4 by Canada's Vasek Pospisil. After the defeat, the Frenchman's chance of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals was...
  • Rafael Nadal eyes record Masters title at Shanghai October 8, 2013

    Shanghai: World No.1 Rafael Nadal looks forward the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament, seeking to win a record sixth ATP Tour Masters 1000 title of the season. The 27-year-old currently leads the way with 26 Masters crowns, his closest challenger being Swiss mogul Roger Federer with 21. No male tennis player has...
  • Richard Gasquet ousted by Vasek Pospisil in Shanghai October 8, 2013

    Shanghai: Richard Gasquet was dealt a setback in his bid to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals, losing to Vasek Pospisil of Canada 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round of the Shanghai Masters. The Frenchman, who played in the year-end championships in 2007, is in ninth place in the...
  • Nadal says he's done with tennis politics October 8, 2013

    Shanghai: Rafael Nadal says his belief that too many tournaments are played on hard courts hasn't changed with his success on the surface this year - he's simply given up trying to change the system. The Spaniard, who retook the No. 1 ranking from Novak Djokovic this week, has compiled a...
  • Federer-Zhang win doubles opener at Shanghai Masters October 9, 2013

    Beijing: The wildcard team of Roger Federer and Zhang Ze needed just 48 minutes to beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa and Russian Dmitry Tursunov 6-2, 6-1 in the opening round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters men's doubles event on Monday. The Swiss/Chinese pairing saved the only break point they faced,...
  • Roger Federer already looking forward to 'great' 2014 October 7, 2013

    Looking back is a waste of time, as far as Roger Federer is concerned. While tennis fans and pundits are obsessed with his below-par performance at the four majors this year which has left him in danger of missing the cut for the season-ending ATP finale for the first time...