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  • 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...
  • Pankaj Advani, Varun Madan for Asian snooker February 9, 2015

    Bengaluru: National champion Pankaj Advani and Varun Madan topped the overall rankings on conclusion of selection trials here Monday and the duo will represent India in the Asian Snooker to be held in Malaysia later this year. Winning six of his seven league matches, Advani finished on top, while Madan ended...
  • India to play FIFA World Cup qualifiers Round 1 in Guwahati February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian senior national football team will play their home match of the Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 1 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 AFC Asian Cup at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium at Sajusarai in Guwahati. The Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 1 will be played on...
  • Siddharth Parikh surprises Pankaj Advani in billiards February 5, 2015

    Bengaluru: Aided by two breaks of 100 and a 96, Siddharth Parikh pulled off a 3-1 win over World and National champion Pankaj Advani on Thursday in the selection trials for the Asian Billiards Championship. The result helped Parikh to top the rankings in camp ahead of Advani who however topped...
  • Damani shocks Advani in billiards selection camp February 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: World and National champion Pankaj Advani suffered a shock 2-3 (100-up) defeat against Brijesh Damani in his opening fixture of the selection camp trials for the Asian Billiards Championship here on Tuesday. Advani, however, recovered to win his next match 3-1 over Jaiveer Dhingra while Damani went down 1-3 to...
  • FIFA chief Sepp Blatter booed at Asian Cup final January 31, 2015

    Sydney: FIFA chief Sepp Blatter often talks about being the head of the "football family" but if the boos that greeted his appearance at the Asian Cup final on Saturday are anything to go by, he is not too popular with his Australian cousins. The Swiss, who is expected to win...
  • Australia beat South Korea 2-1 to win maiden Asian Cup January 31, 2015

    Sydney: Substitute James Troisi scored halfway through extra time to give tournament hosts Australia their maiden Asian Cup title with a 2-1 victory over South Korea in a pulsating final on Saturday. South Korea's Son Heung-min scored in stoppage time at the end of 90 minutes to send the match into...
  • Tendulkar supports Sarita Devi but Dravid feels she did wrong January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Former cricket captain Rahul Dravid feels that Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi didn't do the right thing by refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Incheon Asian Games in October, last year. Sarita lost her semi-final bout on a controversial point system to Jina Park of South...
  • Mumbai gears up for a big marathon, 55 bypass heart surgery patients to run on Sunday January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: As Mumbai is gearing up for a big marathon on Sunday, 55 bypass heart surgery patients from the Asian Heart Institute's Cardiac rehab centre will be running with one common goal of competing with the past. All the patients have been training from the last six months. Surendra Dasadia, 69-year-old,...
  • Yearender 2014: The most striking events in the world of sports December 30, 2014

    From Brazil's tearful ouster from the football World Cup 2014 to Indian hockey's glory at the Asian Games, the year 2014 was a nothing short of a roller-coaster journey for world sports. Here's a recap of some of the most striking events in 2014 from the world of sports: Germany Football World...
  • India's champions: Sporting highs of 2014 December 29, 2014

    India won 57 medals at the Asian Games while Indian cueist Pankaj Advani won four world titles this year. ...
  • Indian squash scaled unprecedented heights in 2014 December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian squash never had it better than 2014 as a bagful of firsts, highlighted by a gold each in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, marked a highly successful year for the racquet sport. While the big three -- Dipika Pallikal, Joshana Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal -- were always...
  • Government writes to AIBA, seeks reversal on Sarita Devi's ban December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has written to AIBA to revoke the suspension of boxer Sarita Devi, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Wednesday. Sonowal along with the cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar were among those who had shown strong support for Sarita. He said that the government was pursuing the issue. "From our...
  • AIBA bans boxer Sarita Devi for 1 year December 17, 2014

    India's woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi was on Thursday slapped with a one-year ban by International Boxing Association (AIBA) for her refusal to accept a bronze medal during the Incheon Asian Games earlier this year in South Korea. Also, India's foreign coach BI Fernandez and Sarita's husband Thoiba Singh were...
  • Sarita Devi finally receives her Asian Games bronze medal December 11, 2014

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi finally received her Asian Games bronze medal after she had controversially refused it at the Incheon Games. ...
  • Being sexy? It is less to do with the physical, more to do with the mental perspective on life: Hrithik Roshan on being voted sexiest Asian in UK December 11, 2014

    London: Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan has been voted the world's sexiest Asian man for the third time in four years. The 40-year-old actor reclaimed the crown, which he lost last year, in the 11th edition of the '50 Sexiest Asian Men In The World' list produced annually by Britain's weekly newspaper...
  • Sarita Devi finally gets her Asian Games bronze medal December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxer Sarita Devi on Wednesday finally received her Asian Games bronze medal which she had refused at the victory ceremony in Incheon under controversial circumstances with the Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta presenting it to her here. Mehta presented the medal to the Manipuri boxer at the...
  • PM Narendra Modi named 'Asian of the Year' by Singapore daily December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Friday named "Asian of the Year" by a leading Singaporean press group for being focused on India's development and getting the world "excited" about the prospects of the country again. Singapore Press Holdings Limited, the publisher of The Straits Times, said "despite being...
  • Sports ministry urges AIBA to revoke suspension imposed on Sarita Devi December 3, 2014

    Pleading with the International Boxing Association to revoke the suspension imposed on boxer L Sarita Devi, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has written a letter to AIBA President Dr Ching Kuo Wu, requesting him to take a sympathetic view given her humble background. Sarita was provisionally suspended after she refused to accept...