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  • Indian athletics team leaves for Asian Youth Championships 12 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A 22-member Indian athletics team, comprising nine girls and 13 boys, left for Doha on Wednesday to take part in the first-ever Asian Youth Championships to be held from May 8 to 11. The team members include upcoming talents like Beant Singh (800 metres), Jisna Mathew (200m, 400m) -...
  • Joshna Chinappa loses, takes bronze medal in Asian Squash Championships 2 days ago

    Kuwait: Joshna Chinappa went down 6-11, 9-11, 7-11, to World No.1 Nicol David of Malaysia in the semi-finals but secured a bronze medal in the Asian Senior Individual Squash Championship on Monday. With the defeat, the Indian challenge in the Asian Senior Individual squash championship ended in the tournament. Chinappa's exit followed...
  • Joshna Chinappa in semis, Dipika Pallikal loses in Asian Squash Championship 3 days ago

    Kuwait: Joshna Chinappa eased into the semi-finals in the Asian Senior Individual squash championship on Sunday while fellow-Indian and much fancied second seed Dipika Pallikal crashed out. The fourth-seeded Chinnappa played with a lot of confidence and patience against the fifth-seed Joey Chan of Hong Kong for a 11-8, 10-12, 9-11,...
  • Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa enter the quarters of Asian Squash Championship 4 days ago

    Kuwait: Second seed Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa entered the quarter-finals in the Asian Senior Individual squash championship on Saturday. Pallikal was flawless while defeating Malaysian Vinessa Raj 11-6, 11-5, 11-4, while Chinnappa was tentative to start with against Li Dong Jin, before winning 10-12, 11-7, 11-4, 11-4. The Indian men had...
  • Indian players advance at Asian Squash Championship 5 days ago

    Kuwait: Indians made a good start to their campaign in the Asian senior individual squash championship here on Friday with three of them who made their appearance - Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Sandhu Aand Mahesh Mangaonkar - moving to the third round. All the three Indian players had a first round...
  • AIFF chief Praful Patel elected AFC vice-president 6 days ago

    Manama: All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel was elected unopposed as Asian Football Confederation (AFC) vice-president, South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Region, at the AFC Congress on Thursday. The development gives India a significant representation in the AFC and Patel thanked all member associations for finding him "competent enough". "First...
  • Lalit Bhanot set to contest election for Asian Athletics Association April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Former IOA Secretary General Lalit Bhanot is set to contest for the post of vice president of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) when the elections for the continental body are held in China in May. It is learnt that Bhanot has been recommended by the Athletics Federation of India...
  • Sushma Swaraj embarks on 5-day visit to Indonesia April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday embarked on a five-day visit to Indonesia to attend the 60th commemoration of the historical 1955 Asian-African Conference, which became the stepping stone for setting up the Non-Aligned Movement during cold war-era. She will also attend the 10th anniversary celebrations of the...
  • Star wrestler Sushil Kumar sets sights on World Championships April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar has set his sights on the prestigious World Championships in the United States in September to start his preparations for next year's Rio Games in right earnest. Sushil, who will skip next month's Asian Championships in Doha, on Sunday said that he would...
  • WFI selected 48 grapplers for international championships April 19, 2015

    Hisar: Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has selected 48 grapplers, including 16 women, to represent the country at the senior Asian Wrestling Championship in Doha from May 5-10 and the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in Toronto from June 5-7. The tournaments will include both freestyle and grecoroman categories. According to a WFI spokesman...
  • Asia Cup may cater to both T20s and ODIs April 16, 2015

    The 2016 edition of the Asia Cup will be a Twenty20 affair, making it the first time the event will not be a 50-over contest. According to a report in cricket.com.au, in a proposed revamp of the tournament, the Asia Cup will now be in the same format as the World...
  • Border dispute has 'good prospects' of resolution: China April 15, 2015

    Beijing: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit in Beijing next month, China on Wednesday said the border dispute has "good prospects" of resolution if it is backed by "strong political will" from both sides. Huang Xilian, Deputy Director General of Asian Affairs, said Beijing wants India and China to act...
  • Future of Asia Cup in doubt as ACC faces shutdown: report April 14, 2015

    The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) could soon be dissolved or merged with the International Cricket Council (ICC), putting a question mark over the future of Asia Cup. According to a report in the Pakistan Observer, its sources have revealed that the ACC headquarters will be shut down from June this year....
  • Dhruv Sitwala stuns Pankaj Advani to claim Asian Billiards title April 13, 2015

    Beijing: Rising Mumbai cueist Dhruv Sitwala stunned multiple world champion Pankaj Advani to win the ACBS Asian Billiards Championship and pocket his first international title ON Monday. Indian cuiests dominated the event, which had three world champions Advani, C Praprut and Peter Gilchrist in the fray, as defending champion Sourav Kothari...
  • Arun Jaitley leaves for US on April 14 to attend IMF-World Bank meet April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is leaving for the US on Tuesday night to attend the IMF-World Bank Spring meetings in Washington. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and other senior officials of the Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank will participate in the meeting that is likely to focus on the...
  • Asian Cricket Council headquarters to move to Singapore April 11, 2015

    Karachi: As part of a restructuring process, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) will relocate its headquarters from Malaysia to Singapore, a senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board said. The final approval for restructuring the ACC will be given at the meetings of the ICC starting this weekend in Dubai. "As part...
  • Athletics Federation of India to mull over lucrative franchise-based league April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India is likely to take a decision on owning a commercial property which will organise a franchise-based athletics league in the country in a bid to make the sport lucrative and raise its profile. It is learnt that a company associated with a businessman involved...
  • Indonesia settles Olympics logo row ahead of Asian Games April 4, 2015

    Jakarta: An Indonesian sports body has agreed to stop using the Olympic rings logo, an official said, after the country faced the threat of losing the right to host the 2018 Asian Games. The International Olympic Committee sent a letter in January warning Indonesia that it could lose its role in...
  • Indonesia resolve Olympic ring row, avoid IOC ban April 4, 2015

    Indonesia is set to retain the hosting rights of the 2018 Asian Games and avoid an International Olympic Committee (IOC) ban after resolving a row over the use of the Olympic rings logo. The IOC had allowed only the Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) to use the iconic logo featuring five different...
  • Sensex slips 114 points ahead of US Fed policy meeting outcome March 18, 2015

    Mumbai: After rising over 70 points in initial trade, the benchmark Sensex on Wednesday fell back to close over 114 points down at 28,622.12 on caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy statement. While the Fed is not expected to announce any hike in rates tonight, traders are keeping a...
  • AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC look to bounce back against Warriors March 16, 2015

    Coach Ashley Westwood said his boys had a chance to make amends for the disappointing result against Persipura Jayapura when Bengaluru FC take on Warriors FC from Singapore in a Group E game of the AFC Cup at the Kanteerava Stadium on Tuesday. Having made the arduous journey to Jayapura in...
  • FIFA WC qualifiers: Confident India ready for hosts Nepal March 16, 2015

    Kathmandu: A confident Indian football team will look to get the better of Nepal one more time as it faces the Himalayan nation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup second leg preliminary qualifying game (round 1) on Monday. India won the home leg 2-0 with goals from...
  • Australian boxer dies two days after collapsing following loss in a bout March 16, 2015

    Brisbane: A 23-year-old boxer died on Tuesday, two days after losing consciousness following a loss in a 10-round featherweight bout. Family spokesman James O'Shea confirmed Braydon Smith, who was in the final year of a law degree, had been in an induced coma at a Brisbane hospital since collapsing 90 minutes...
  • 'Haider' to screen at London Asian Film Festival March 16, 2015

    London: Bollywood director Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider', an adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet', will have its screening at the 17th London Asian Film Festival (LAFF). The film, which is set in the backdrop of insurgency-hit Kashmir conflicts of 1995 and civilian disappearances, was previously screened at the 19th Busan International...
  • Xu Xin, Feng Tianwei triumph at Asian Cup Table Tennis March 15, 2015

    Jaipur: Xu Xin and Feng Tianwei bagged the men's and women's singles title at the 28th Asian Cup table tennis tournament, beating their famed opponents in two high-quality finals at the Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium on Sunday. It was a pity that not many turned up to watch the cream of...
  • 'Haider' to screen at London Asian Film Festival March 15, 2015

    London: Bollywood director Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider', an adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet', will have its screening at the 17th London Asian Film Festival (LAFF). The film, which is set in the backdrop of insurgency-hit Kashmir conflicts of 1995 and civilian disappearances, was previously screened at the 19th Busan International Film Festival. The...
  • Sharath Kamal retains 6th position in Asian Cup TT March 14, 2015

    Jaipur: Sharath Kamal settled for a creditable sixth spot after going down against South Korean Kim Minseok in a thriller at the 28th Asian Cup table tennis tournament on Saturday. 49th-ranked Sharath lost the 5th-6th play-off match 11-8 2-11 17-15 7-11 11-9 9-11 10-12 but won many fans courtesy his...
  • Kidambi Srikanth to face Ajay Jayaram in Swiss Grand Prix Gold semis March 13, 2015

    Basel: Basel: Top seed Kidambi Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram will meet each other in an all-Indian semi-finals after notching up contrasting victories in the men's singles quarterfinals of the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship here on Friday. Srikanth notched up an easy 21-11 21-12 win over eighth seed...
  • First ever South Asian film festival gets a warm reception in frosty Dallas March 2, 2015

    It was one of those weekends where the popcorn would be best savored in front of your big screen TV at home. But not so for the daring and enthusiastic cinephiles of North Texas. They came in droves, carpooling, putting their Texas-size vans and pick-up trucks to...
  • China's world no.1 Xu Xin confirmed for Asian Cup TT in Jaipur February 26, 2015

    Jaipur: Table Tennis giants China have made a few changes in their squad for the Asian Cup to be held here from March 13 to 15 at the Sawai Man Singh Indoor Stadium. With the preparation in full swing for the big event, the Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU) has finalised...