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  • I forget about my achievements to stay focused: Viswanathan Anand 5 days ago

    Mumbai: He has seen more highs than lows in an illustrious career and Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand says one factor that has contributed immensely to this has been his habit of "forgetting" the achievements to keep the motivation intact. The five-time world champion says he likes to set new goals...
  • I will think about World Chess Championship next year: Viswanathan Anand 1 week ago

    Mumbai: With the World Chess Championship slated for 2016, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday said he will start thinking about the Candidates tournament only next year. "I am not thinking about the Candidates at all, because I don't know who is playing. It may well be that I am...
  • Supreme Court extends stay on Teesta's arrest in Gulbarg Society funds embezzlement case March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In a relief for Teesta Setalwad, Supreme Court has extended the stay on her arrest of as well as the arrest of her husband Javed Anand in the Gulbarg Society embezzlement case. The court has also referred the anticipatory bail filed by Teesta to a larger bench. The case...
  • Excited to be teaming up with Vikram: Kajal Aggarwal March 16, 2015

    Chennai: Actress Kajal Aggarwal, who has been teamed up with Vikram for the first time in a yet-untitled Tamil actioner, considers it an honour. She says she's excited to start working with him as she admires his work. "I'm super excited. I really admire Vikram's work and I'm looking forward to...
  • Goa government clarifies Gandhi Jayanti not cancelled from holiday list, CM calls it a printing mistake March 15, 2015

    Panaji: After dropping Gandhi Jayanti from the list of official holidays, the Goa government has clarified that the Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti holiday (October 2, 2015) has not been cancelled. Goa government's official calendar has already listed Gandhi Jayanti (October 15, 2015) as a holiday. Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar also rubbished...
  • BJP-led Goa government drops Gandhi Jayanti from list of official holidays March 15, 2015

    Panaji: The Bharatiya Janata Party Goa government is embroiled in a fresh controversy after it scrapped Gandhi Jayanti which is celebrated on October 2 from its list of official holidays. The Congress slammed the move saying that it is a national holiday and must be observed. Congress leader Anand Sharma said,...
  • Delhi HC refuses to lift ban on Nirbhaya documentary 'India's Daughter' March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to lift the ban to broadcast Nirbhaya Documentary 'India's daughter' on December 16, 2012 gangrape incident. The PIL filed by lawyer Vibhor Anand sought lifting of the ban on the telecast of the documentary. The High Court has re-notified the matter to...
  • Badminton: Srikanth, Sai Praneeth, Pawar in Swiss Open third round March 11, 2015

    Basel: Leading Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, B. Sai Praneeth and Anand Pawar reached the third round of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at the St. Jakobshalle stadium on Wednesday. World No.5 Srikanth defeated Germany's World No.60 Dieter Domke 21-10, 21-14 in 25 minutes. In the next round, the 23-year-old...
  • Ajay Jayaram, Anand Pawar progress in All England Championship March 3, 2015

    Birmingham: India's Ajay Jayaram and Anand Pawar registered straight game wins to progress to the second round of the men's singles qualifying round of the prestigious All England Championship badminton tournament on Tuesday. While Jayaram beat Chinese Taipei's Tzu Wei Wang 21-13, 21-14 in 32 minutes, Pawar took exactly the same...
  • Viswanathan Anand loses to Nakamura at last hurdle, finishes 2nd in Zurich February 20, 2015

    Zurich: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand went down to Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the Armageddon game and had to be content with a second place finish in the Zurich Chess Classic that concluded, here on Friday. A sudden change in rules during the final stages of rapid competition paved...
  • Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand tops Zurich Chess Classical February 19, 2015

    Zurich: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the fifth and final round to win the Classical section of Zurich Chess Classic. Awarded two points for a win and one for a draw under new rules in place, Anand tallied seven points...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Hikaru Nakamura to jump to sole lead February 18, 2015

    Zurich: Known to rise back after every debacle, Viswanathan Anand made another strong comeback defeating Hikaru Nakamura of the United States in the fourth round of the Zurich Chess Classic on Wednesday. Trailing Nakamura by a full point at the start of the contest, Anand knew he had to win to...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana at Zurich Chess Challenge February 17, 2015

    Zurich: Viswanathan Anand played out a tense draw with Fabiano Caruana of Italy and slipped to second spot after the end of the third round of the Zurich Chess Challenge. After a brilliant victory against Armenian Levon Aronian in the previous round, it was a tipsy-turvy battle against Caruana for Anand...
  • Anand beats Aronian to jump to joint lead in Zurich Chess Challenge February 16, 2015

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand celebrated the Indian World Cup victory with a crushing win against Levon Aronian of Armenia in the second round of Zurich Chess Challenge, here. Under tremendous pressure to perform like the Indian cricket team, Anand delivered the goods thanks to a remarkable piece of homework and...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik in Zurich Chess Challenge February 15, 2015

    Zurich: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Sunday played out a draw with his 2008 challenger Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the first round of the Zurich Chess Challenge here. Playing his first game against Kramnik since December last, Anand could not do much with white pieces as Kramnik played a...
  • Amyra Dastur: Dhanush helped me with Tamil lines in 'Anegan'; kept me motivated February 11, 2015

    Chennai: "Issaq" fame Amyra Dastur, who is making her Tamil debut in forthcoming romantic-drama "Anegan", says her co-star Dhanush helped her overcome the fear of the language, which was alien to her. "When I started shooting, I didn't know a word of Tamil. I'd fumble with my lines. Dhanush came to...
  • Viswanathan Anand finishes seventh after defeat against Michael Adams February 10, 2015

    Baden-Baden: Viswanathan Anand's campaign ended on a sour note as he lost to English Grandmaster Michael Adams in the seventh and final round to finish seventh in the Grenke Chess Classic, here today. A victory could have propelled him to a much needed 50% score but Anand let go a drawn...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats David Baramidze in Grenke Chess Classic February 9, 2015

    Baden-Baden: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand got some consolation after scoring a regulation victory over David Baramidze of Germany in the sixth and penultimate round of Grenke Chess Classic, here. Coming after two straight losses against nemesis Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Levon Aronian of Armenia, the victory served as a...
  • Viswanathan Anand blunders again, loses to Levon Aronian in Grenke Chess February 8, 2015

    Baden-Baden: Viswanathan Anand's woes in the Grenke Chess Classic continued as the five times world champion blundered yet again and went down to Levon Aornian of Armenia in the fifth round that concluded here. After losing from an unclear position against world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the previous round,...
  • Chess: Vishwanathan Anand loses to Magnus Carlsen again February 7, 2015

    Germany: Former world champion Viswanathan Anand continued to struggle against nemesis Magnus Carlsen of Norway and lost after a blunder in the fourth round of Grenke Chess Classic. The loss with white pieces proved quite costly for Anand as he slipped to joint sixth in the standings in the eight-player round...
  • Viswanathan Anand slips to joint third in Grenke chess February 5, 2015

    Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India played out his third draw on the trot as he signed peace with Etienne Bacrot of France in the third round of Grenke Chess Classic. After missing out on what should have been a full point in the previous round against Arkadij Naiditsch of...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Arkadij Naiditsch in Grenke chess Round 2 February 4, 2015

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand did not capitalise on his chances and misplayed a better endgame to settle for a draw with Arkadij Naiditsch of Germany in the second round of Grenke Chess Classic. The draw with white pieces might prove costly for Anand especially because the position was clear better....
  • Delhi elections: Why was Kiran Bedi 'removed' from key positions, asks Congress February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday sought to put BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi in the dock demanding to know the reasons why then IPS officer was "removed" from key positions in Mizoram, Chandigarh and Goa. AICC also alleged that BJP was spending as much as Rs 1500 crore to...
  • Viswanathan Anand holds Fabiano Caruana in Grenke chess opener February 3, 2015

    Baden-Baden: India's Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw against world number two Fabiano Caurana of Italy in the first round of Grenke Chess Classic. Playing his first tournament after London Classic that he won, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand was pleasantly surprised as Caruana went for the Italian opening...
  • The India-US dialogues: It's time for India to move from out sourcing to right sourcing, says Anand Mahindra January 25, 2015

    Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra said, "Trade and investment could be looked at as an ambassador to global peace in the era of terror." In the lead up to US President's historic second visit to India; The Observer...
  • Tamizhisai meets Vijayakant, says NDA to contest in Srirangam January 21, 2015

    Chennai: Amid reports of strain in ties, BJP Tamil Nadu unit president Tamizhisai Soundararajan met DMDK founder Vijayakant and said the BJP-led NDA will contest the February 13 Srirangam bypoll and its candidate would be announced in next two days. Talking to reporters outside the DMDK office here, Soundararajan said she...
  • 'Friends', 'Dekh Bhai Dekh', 'Small Wonder': Why we need to remake old TV classics January 21, 2015

    There's no doubt that television has become an integral part of our lives and with the changing time, the television industry has also transformed rapidly. In the race to cope with the changing trends and tastes of the people, the industry has surely gifted us some amazing entertaining shows, but...
  • Here's Rajit Kapur's advice on portraying Byomkesh Bakshi on the big screen January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: National award wining actor Rajit Kapur became a household name when he portrayed Byomkesh Bakshi, a literary sleuth created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. The series, aired on Doordarshan, lasted two seasons and ran from 1993 to 1997 and resulted in the actor loosing his real identity to his onscreen...
  • I am not thinking about retirement yet: Viswanathan Anand January 14, 2015

    He may have failed to add to the five world titles in the last couple of years but Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand said that retirement is not on his mind and is looking forward to play in 2015. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal is not the only anarchist politician; Gandhi was one too, says Yogendra Yadav January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Political reactions poured in over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at Ramlila Maidan in the national capital on Saturday. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member Yogendra Yadav hit back at Modi and said that the Prime Minister is worried about the growing popularity of the party. Modi in his speech...