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  • World Snooker Championships: Pankaj Advani advances, Kamal Chawla exits Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Star Indian cueists Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra on Wednesday stormed into the last-32 stage as Kamal Chawla crashed out of the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championships at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium. The 2003 world champion Advani overpowered young Tomasz Skalski 4-2, but not before he faced the threat...
  • Pankaj Advani maintains winning run as more Indians enter knockouts of World Snooker Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Indian ace Pankaj Advani on Tuesday maintained his unbeaten run in the ongoing Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship at Kanteerava Stadium, here on Tuesday as more Indian cueists advanced to the knockout stages. Advani, who is already in the knockouts, cruised to a 4-0 win over Mike Toth from Switzerland,...
  • World Snooker: Lucky Vatnani cracks 133 on way to knockout 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: Hyderabadi Lucky Vatnani posted the tournament's highest break of 133 to qualify for the men's Round of 64 in great style in the IBSF World Snooker championship on Tuesday. The 29-year-old Vatnani, a dangerous floater who earlier in the tournament stretched Pankaj Advani, was at his fluent best while routing...
  • Pankaj Advani, Kamal Chawla in world snooker knockouts 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani and compatriot Kamal Chawla on Saturday stormed into the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship knockout stage, continuing their unbeaten streak in the event on Saturday. The Indian women cueists also added to the Indian celebrations when Chitra Magimairajan and young Amee Kamani also qualified for...
  • Pankaj Advani, Kamal Chawla inch closer to World Snooker knockouts 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: Indian cue stars Pankaj Advani and Kamal Chawla on Friday moved closer to the knockout stage after registering their third straight win against their respective opponents on Day 3 of the IBSF World Snooker Championship at Sree Kanteerava Stadium. After getting into the groove post his second win on Friday,...
  • Pankaj Advani and co impress in World Snooker Championship 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: Top Indian cueists Pankaj Advani and Kamal Chawla registered routine wins to give the home fans enough smiles on the second day of the IBSF World Snooker Championship here on Thursday. Smarting from having given away two frames in his 4-2 win on Wednesday, Advani did not take his foot...
  • Pankaj Advani, Vidya Pillai advance in World Snooker 1 week ago

    Bangalore: Indian hopes Pankaj Advani and Vidya Pillai won their respective opening league matches as the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championship commenced here Wednesday. Advani, holder of 12 World titles, was kept at the table for longer than expected before he pulled through 4-2 against Malaysia's Keen Hoo Moh while national champion...
  • Expectations high on Indians at World Snooker Championship November 18, 2014

    Bengaluru: Flush with success this year, Indian cueists, led by Pankaj Advani, were brimming with confidence on the eve of the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championship commencing at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium on Wednesday. It is the fifth time that India is hosting the World Championship, having previously conducted the event...
  • BJP didn't give Advani full details on break-up: Shiv Sena November 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Two days after BJP patriarch LK Advani held the Shiv Sena responsible for breaking ties with his party, the Sena on Sunday shot back at the octogenarian saying his party failed to provide him with complete information on the alliance breakdown. Advani during a function in Patna on November 14...
  • No regret over not becoming PM, says LK Advani November 14, 2014

    Patna: Veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani on Friday said that he had no regret over not becoming the Prime Minister as the respect he got from all parties was more than enough and "overwhelmed" him. "I have no regret over not becoming the Prime Minister of the country. The...
  • I want to keep on improving my game: Pankaj Advani November 10, 2014

    The 29-year old Pankaj Advani, speaking to the CNN IBN said he was not thinking so much about results as evolving into a better player in the future. ...
  • Anupam Kher extends birthday greetings to LK Advani on Twitter November 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Anupam Kher Saturday wished L.K. Advani on his 87th birthday, by personally calling the senior BJP leader. The veteran took to social networking site Twitter to share the delight of talking to the leader and wish him once again. "Happy Birthday Advani Ji. It was a pleasure to wish...
  • PM Modi wishes LK Advani on his 87th birthday November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wished Bharatiya Janata Party veteran LK Advani on his 87th birthday. "Wishing Advani ji a very happy birthday. May he be blessed with a long life and good health," tweeted Modi. Modi, who is in Varanasi, said he will visit him after reaching Delhi. "His...
  • Psychology plays a great part in modern sport: Pankaj Advani October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: He has made winning 12 world titles look like a stroll in the park but India's poster boy of cue sports Pankaj Advani says it is not easy to deal with the anxiety and stress, crediting his elder brother Shree for helping him handle pressure. "Shree (a celebrity sports...
  • Pankaj Advani beats Robert Hall to win 12th world title October 30, 2014

    Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani claimed another world title by convincingly beating Robert Hall of the UK in the World Billiards Championship finals in the Timed Format....
  • Pankaj Advani wins Timed Format World Billiards C'ship for his 12th title October 30, 2014

    Leeds: Pankaj Advani outplayed England's Robert Hall 1928-893 in the final of the IBSF World Billiards championship (timed format) here on Wednesday night to complete a grand double. The 29-year-old, Bangalore-based Advani had won the title in the points format (150-up) last week. Advani, who took a stranglehold of the match leading...
  • World Billiards Championship: Pankaj Advani pips David Causier to reach final October 29, 2014

    Leeds: Pankaj Advani squeezed out a thrilling five-point win over David Causier of England in the semi-finals to put himself in line for a double in the World Billiards championship. In the four-hour semi-final, Advani, winner of the points format title last week, was saved by the clock as he beat...
  • Pankaj Advani, Balachandra Bhaskar in World Billiards semis October 28, 2014

    Leeds: On a day of mixed fortunes for Indian cueists, Pankaj Advani and Balachandra Bhaskar were the ones left smiling as they entered the World Billiards Championship (time format) semi-finals, here on Tuesday. If it was another clinical performance by India's poster boy of cue sports Advani, who outplayed compatriot Rupesh...
  • Six Indians including Pankaj Advani in last 16 of World Billiards October 27, 2014

    Leeds: Pankaj Advani along with five more Indians marched into the last 16 of the World Billiards Championships (time format). Advani, who won the points format title earlier, recorded five straight wins on way to the pre-quarterfinals. The top Indian cueist beat Englishman Jonathan Marwood 814-356 in the last 32 stage. Advani...
  • Smooth sailing for Pankaj Advani in World Billiards October 26, 2014

    Leeds: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani defeated Robin Wilson for his second straight win in the World Billiards Championships (time format). Advani, who won the points format title earlier in the tournament, beat Englishman Wilson 1060-376. He had defeated Arun Agarwal in his opening match on Saturday. Advani, having started tentatively in...
  • NDA can help chart new course for India, PM Modi tells alliance MPs October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in power with its 400-odd MPs represents a big force with positive energy and can help chart a new course for the country. "Let us think big. Let us think far. Let us think above politics," Modi said...
  • PM Narendra Modi meets NDA MPs, tells them to think big, far and above politics October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday evening hosted a high tea for all NDA MPs at his residence in the national capital. This was the first time when all the MPs of NDA came together since the BJP led-government assumed office. The focus of the meeting was on the...
  • 401 Lok Sabha members yet to declare assets details October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 400 incumbent Lok Sabha members including Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Lal Krishna Advani and Rajnath Singh have not yet declared their assets and liability details, according to an RTI reply. Lok Sabha Secretariat said in an RTI query said the assets details of 401 members of Lok...
  • I am on seventh heaven after winning World Championship: Pankaj Advani October 25, 2014

    Leeds: India's numero uno all-rounder of cue sports Pankaj Advani is on seventh heaven after adding yet another world title to his kitty following his World Billiards Championship triumph in the 150-up points format. "I'm on seventh heaven! I returned to India to focus on this very event and it has...
  • Pankaj Advani stuns Peter Gilchrist to clinch World Billiards Championship October 24, 2014

    Leeds: King of Indian cue sports Pankaj Advani added yet another jewel to his glowing crown, outplaying former champion Peter Gilchrist in the 150 up points format World Billiards Championship final and pocket his 11th world title on Friday. Advani, 29, conquered Singapore cueist Gilchrist 6-2 in a high quality finals...
  • Pankaj Advani, Peter Gilchrist in World Billiards Championship final October 24, 2014

    Leeds: The two best players in the fray, Pankaj Advani and Peter Gilchrist entered the final of the World Billiards Championship (points, 150-up format) with hard-fought semi-final victories. Advani, the 29-year-old from Bangalore and holder of nine world titles, overcame fellow-Indian Sourav Kothari 5-2 while Singapore-based Englishman Gilchrist, also a former...
  • Maharashtra elections: Alliance with Shiv Sena should not have broken, says LK Advani October 19, 2014

    As the trend emerges of Maharashtra Assembly election, Bharatiya Janata Party reaches out to its former all Shiv Sena. BJP's senior leader LK Advani said, "I am happy with results. Alliance with Shiv Sena should not have broken." ...
  • LK Advani saves BJP-Shiv Sena alliance at the Centre October 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Lal Krishna Advani, the BJP patriarch, has expressed remorse over the sudden collapse of 25-year-old alliance between the BJP and the Shiv Sena. He has also emphasized that the relationship with the former allies should be maintained, while speaking to reporters in Ahmedabad. He admitted that even though the...
  • I would've been happy if Sena-BJP alliance continued: LK Advani October 2, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Breaking his silence over the Shiv Sena-BJP split in Maharashtra, veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Thursday said that he would have been happy if the alliance had continued. "I would have been happier, if this (alliance) would not have been broken. But, this is also right that people...
  • Advani praises PM Modi, but says nobody has matched Vajpayee October 1, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Wednesday lavished praise on Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister but said the country hadn't seen another Premier like Atal Bihari Vajpayee. "I feel immense pride in saying that Narendra bhai has showed wonderful ability (as Prime Minister). I am saying with pride that...