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  • 'Popular: A Memoir' a book everyone love to read 17-04-2014 10:32 PM

    I don't think I have ever been popular. I don't even know if I ever wanted to be popular in school or at college. It would have been nice to be known by everyone and probably accepted, but then looking back it was not so bad, or maybe it was...
  • World T20: McCullum's fifty propels New Zealand to victory over Netherlands 29-03-2014 06:54 PM

    Chittagong: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum smashed 65 to guide his side to a six-wicket win over Netherlands in the World Twenty20 on Saturday. Riding on McCullum's attacking knock, New Zealand had an over to spare, scoring 152 for 4 in response to Netherlands 151 for 4. McCullum, who hit...
  • Injured Robin van Persie ruled out for up to six weeks 22-03-2014 04:27 PM

    London: Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has been ruled out for four to six weeks with a sprained knee. The 30-year-old Dutchman sustained the injury after scoring a hat-trick against Olympiakos in the Champions League Wednesday, reports Xinhua. "Following further investigation, Robin van Persie has a sprained knee, which...
  • Van Persie to undergo second scan on knee injury 21-03-2014 08:31 PM

    Manchester: Manchester United striker Robin van Persie will undergo a second scan to determine the nature and extent of the knee injury he sustained in the win over Olympiakos in the Champions League. Van Persie was carried off on a stretcher after hurting his knee in a challenge toward the...
  • Bruised Manchester United among familiar faces at Europe's top table 20-03-2014 04:53 PM

    Manchester United will take their usual place at the top table of European soccer in the Champions League quarter-finals draw on Friday but like an impoverished lord at a society dinner, they will hope no-one notices their moth-eaten garments. United will be among familiar faces when they go into the...
  • Evergreen Giggs rolls back the years for United 20-03-2014 09:02 AM

    Ryan Giggs rolled back the years with an inspirational display to lead Manchester United into the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday, becoming the oldest outfield player to take part in the competition's knockout stages. Handed his first start in 11 games, the 40-year-old was central to all that was good...
  • Robin van Persie's hat-trick takes Manchester United to CL quarters 20-03-2014 03:12 AM

    Manchester: Robin van Persie's hat-trick lifted the gloom surrounding Manchester United and manager David Moyes as the English side beat Olympiakos Piraeus 3-0 to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit and reach the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday. United, mounting a dismal defence of their Premier League title in Moyes's first...
  • Robin Van Persie wants to extend Manchester United contract 14-03-2014 09:50 AM

    Manchester: Robin van Persie is happy at Manchester United and would like to sign a new contract with the triple European champions, the Dutch international striker said on Thursday. Van Persie, top scorer in the Premier League last season, has struggled for goals this term while British media have reported...
  • Ukraine peace deal signed, opens way for early election 21-02-2014 11:37 PM

    Ukraine's opposition leaders signed an EU-mediated peace deal with President Viktor Yanukovich on Friday, aiming to resolve a political crisis in which dozens have been killed and opening the way for an early presidential election this year. Under pressure to quit from mass demonstrations in Kiev, Russian-backed Yanukovich made a...
  • Van Persie's United woes might help Netherlands: Van Gaal 20-02-2014 09:31 AM

    Robin van Persie's struggles at Manchester United this season might benefit the Netherlands at this year's World Cup in Brazil, their coach Louis van Gaal said on Wednesday. "The football he is experiencing now at Manchester United may be difficult for him but that could lead to him wishing to...
  • Arsenal held to a goalless draw at home by Manchester United 13-02-2014 03:39 AM

    London: Arsene Wenger acknowledged the 5-1 thrashing by Liverpool at the weekend forced his Arsenal side to retreat into their shells to avoid defeat at all cost against Manchester United in the Premier League on Wednesday. The Londoners would have gone top with a win against the champions but few...
  • Bent stuns Man United by giving Fulham 2-2 draw 09-02-2014 11:29 PM

    Manchester: A late fight back by Manchester United against Fulham counted for little as Darren Bent scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to claim a 2-2 draw for the Premier League's bottom team on Sunday. Fulham first stunned Old Trafford in the 19th minute when Steve Sidwell scored...
  • Juan Mata helps Manchester United to 2-0 win over Cardiff City 29-01-2014 08:12 AM

    England: With record signing Juan Mata slotting seamlessly into the team and fit-again Robin van Persie back to scoring again, a return to the good times could be just around the corner for Manchester United. The English champions looked more like the United of old in a 2-0 win over...
  • Speaker directs government to launch probe into environmental clearance issue 21-01-2014 09:18 AM

    Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal on Monday directed the state government to conduct a probe into allegations about the casual manner in which mandatory environmental clearance is being sought for sand mining in rivers by government agencies. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Congress member Navprabhat said though small...
  • Injured Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie to miss Chelsea match 18-01-2014 09:08 AM

    Manchester: Manchester United manager David Moyes says Wayne Rooney will miss Sunday's Premier League match against Chelsea because of injury. Rooney was allowed to take a warm-weather break in Egypt to recover from a groin problem but the England striker is still not fit enough to play. Moyes says "we...
  • David Moyes is the right man for Manchester United: Robin van Persie 17-01-2014 09:38 AM

    Manchester United striker Robin van Persie believes manager David Moyes must be given time to sort out the club's problems after a difficult start to the season. United are seventh in the table with little chance of retaining their Premier League title and went out of the FA Cup at...
  • Dutch entrepreneur to preserve tattoos of the dead 26-12-2013 11:55 PM

    Amsterdam: When Floris Hirschfeld's mother died two years ago, he had her portrait tattooed on his back to honor her memory. One day he hopes the image, skin and all, will adorn the wall of an art collector's home. It might sound like a macabre Roald Dahl story, but could...
  • Gyan Correa's 'The Good Road' out of the Oscars race 21-12-2013 07:16 AM

    Los Angeles: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced a list of nine films that will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category and Indian director Gyan Correa's film 'The Good Road', is out of the race. The Gujarati film was...
  • Ajay Devgn, Chuck Norris, Rajinikanth: 10 Van Damme epic split spoofs that will make your day 20-12-2013 12:26 PM

    Jean Claude Van Damme's epic Volvo ad, in which he is seen doing a split between two trucks, has spawned a whole industry of split spoofs, including the latest where American legend Chuck Norris does one between the wings of two airplanes. Here are some corny and some hilarious epic...
  • Kolkata: Ban on cycling creates confusion among people 18-12-2013 05:22 PM

    Cyclists in Kolkata are confused whether cycling is allowed on major roads as the West Bengal government has not ratified the order banning it. The Kolkata Police had issued a notification on May 28 under the West Bengal Traffic Regulation Act, 1965, barring bicycles from 174 roads, a blanket ban...
  • Here's proof: Any split Jean Claude Van Damme can do, our Rajinikanth can do better 18-12-2013 11:45 AM

    Remember Jean Claude Van Damme's epic split? This hilarious spoof of the promotional campaign stars the greatest superhero of all time - our own Rajinikanth. You'll love this one. ...
  • Van der Walt claims emotional win at Nelson Mandela Championship 15-12-2013 09:10 AM

    An eagle and two birdies in the closing stretch allowed South African Dawie van der Walt to shoot a 66 and secure an emotional two shot victory at the curtailed Nelson Mandela Championship on Saturday. Van der Walt achieved his win just a day before former South African president Mandela,...
  • South Africa's Van der Walt wins Mandela Championship 14-12-2013 11:35 PM

    Durban: Dawie van der Walt shot a 4-under 66 Saturday to win the Nelson Mandela Championship by two shots, giving the tournament a South African victory in a week when the country bids farewell to its former president. Van der Walt finished with a three-round total of 15-under 195 as...
  • Manchester United's Van Persie out for a month with injured thigh 13-12-2013 08:19 PM

    Manchester United: Manchester United manager David Moyes says striker Robin van Persie will be out for a month with a thigh injury. Van Persie, who has 10 goals for the club this season, was hurt in the Champions League win against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday. The Dutch striker could miss...
  • Junior Hockey World Cup: India go down fighting 2-3 to Netherlands 06-12-2013 09:49 PM

    New Delhi: India went down fighting to a superior Netherlands team in their opening match of the 10th FIH Junior Men's Hockey World Cup here at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Friday. The Dutch went into the lead as early as the 3rd minute with a field strike...
  • Belgium stun holders Germany in first day of Junior Hockey WC 06-12-2013 05:47 PM

    New Delhi: European winners Belgium created the first upset of the tournament, stunning defending champions Germany 3-1 in their opening Pool A match of the Hero FIH Junior Men's World Cup at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Friday. The mighty Germans were in for a rude shock as...
  • Van Persie could return for United against Everton 03-12-2013 11:06 PM

    London: Robin van Persie could return from injury for Manchester United's Premier League game with Everton on Wednesday, manager David Moyes said on Tuesday. The Dutch striker has been sidelined with a groin problem since scoring the winner in United's 1-0 victory over Arsenal on November 10. But Moyes, who...
  • Viral: New Rajinikanth video spoofs Van Damme's split in Volvo ad 01-12-2013 11:28 AM

    A few days after the viral video of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme's Volvo TV advertisement, some fans have come up with a new video that showcases an animated Rajinikanth doing the split on auto-rickshaws. The latest video spoofs the original ad in a hilarious way. Take a look at both...
  • Govt bans construction of buildings near Corbett National Park 28-11-2013 08:13 PM

    In a release, a senior forest department official said that the final orders implementing the above proposal have been issued following a nod from Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna. Meanwhile, in a separate announcement, the official added that 228 Van Gujar families living inside the Rajaji National Park would soon be...