BOXING

  • 'Kaaki Sattai' strikes gold at box office, earns Rs 15 crores in four days of its release 2 days ago

    Chennai: Actor Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Tamil actioner 'Kaaki Sattai' has netted Rs.15.58 crore in first four days since its release in Tamil Nadu. "The film registered the biggest opening in Sivakarthikeyan's career. It has collected Rs.15.58 crore till Monday since its release. It's turning out to be a highly profitable venture and fourth...
  • Mary Kom decides to quit boxing after Rio Olympics 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Olympic medallist pugilist MC Mary Kom on Monday said she has decided to quit boxing after the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as her body would not be able to cope with the rigours of the sport any further. The 32-year-old has been giving hints for some time that she...
  • Online storage service Box lets customers control encryption for security February 11, 2015

    San Francisco: Popular online storage service Box will let businesses control their encryption keys, the encoding tools used to keep data safe, aiding some heavily regulated industries and others who fear hacking attacks or government snooping. Though many large companies have turned to Box and its competitors for cheap storage and...
  • Ajith's 'Yennai Arindhaal' collects Rs 20.83 crore within two days of its release February 7, 2015

    Chennai: Actor Ajith Kumar's Tamil action-thriller 'Yennai Arindhaal', despite hitting the screens on a weekday, managed to gross Rs.20.83 crore within the first two days of release in Tamil Nadu. The movie hit the screens Thursday. "It's very unlikely for a star's film to release on a Thursday and expect to rake...
  • Boxing off to stormy start at National Games February 6, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The controversy-ridden boxing competition of the 35th National Games was off to a stormy start on Friday with the participating teams alleging that "ill-equipped" organisers were using the old pattern of scoring and threatening those who protest against the move. Competition Director Narendra More said a total of 27 teams...
  • Fernandez's departure won't affect Indian boxing: Akhil Kumar February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The two-year AIBA ban on coach Blas Iglesias Fernandez and his subsequent departure for home will not affect Indian boxing much as the sport will move on, Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning pugilist Akhil Kumar asserted on Tuesday. "I was very close to Fernandez. He is a very good and...
  • 'Khamoshiyan' fares better than 'Hawaizaada', 'Rahasya' at the box office February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Supernatural erotica 'Khamoshiyan' has performed better than the other two new releases 'Hawaizaada' and 'Rahasya' at the domestic box office. 'Khamoshiyan', starring Gurmeet Choudhary, Sapna Pabbi and Ali Fazal, raked in Rs.4.13 crore in two days, read a statement. The film has been made on a budget of Rs.11 crore...
  • Now, you can pack your apartment in a box! January 31, 2015

    Ever imagined your apartment being squeezed into a small box? This may become eminently possible, as architects have created a cube that can turn into a whole apartment, complete with a bed, kitchen and bathroom. Designer Luca Nichetto and developers at Urban Capital unveiled the clever compact cube, or the standalone...
  • Q&A: Xiaomi India head Manu Jain on the company's future plans for India January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Xiaomi, which has till now launched smartphones (along with a couple of accessories) in India, is now planning to diversifying its product portfolio in the country. On the sidelines of the Mi 4 India launch event in New Delhi, Xiaomi India head Manu Jain spoke to IBNLive regarding...
  • Injured Vijender Singh pulls out of National Games January 30, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh has pulled out of the 35th National Games starting on Saturday after failing to recover from a nagging nose injury. "I have not been able to recover from the nose injury which had forced me out of the Asian Games November last. It flared up...
  • Boxing India decides to boycott National Games January 29, 2015

    The boxing competition at the National Games starting on Saturday was thrown into jeopardy today after Boxing India (BI) directed all state units to boycott the event owing to the IOA's refusal to grant recognition to BI, prompting top names such as former Asian and Commonwealth medallist Manoj Kumar to...
  • Thankful to Barack Obama for acknowledging me: Mary Kom January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Pleasantly surprised after Barack Obama took her name while talking about Indian achievers, celebrated Indian woman boxer MC Mary Kom said on Tuesday that it felt proud to be acknowledged by the US President. Addressing a Town hall event at the Siri Fort auditorium on the third and final...
  • Box Office report: Akshay Kumar's 'Baby' beats Sonam Kapoor's 'Dolly Ki Doli' January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Within three days of its release, Akshay Kumar-starrer "Baby" has grossed over Rs.35 crore, a figure much ahead of the over-Rs.10 crore-mark that Sonam Kapoor-starrer "Dolly Ki Doli" has managed. Directed by Neeraj Pandey, "Baby" earned Rs.36.07 crore in just three days, read a statement. Also starring Anupam Kher, Rana...
  • Online data storage provider Box's shares soar in debut January 24, 2015

    Shares of online data storage provider Box Inc rose as much as 77 per cent in their market debut as investors bet on the company's ability to turn profitable in a highly competitive market, boding well for another big year for IPOs. Box's shares, which priced at $14, hit a high...
  • Gloves from infamous Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston rematch going to auction January 24, 2015

    New York: Just months before the 50th anniversary of the heavyweight rematch between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston, boxing fans are getting a chance to own a piece of one of the most hotly debated title fights of all time. Both pairs of gloves from the May 25, 1965, bout in...
  • 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...
  • Sunny Leone: Feel proud to see Priyanka Chopra's billboard in the US; she is the most inspiring woman in Bollywood January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Sunny Leone says she finds Priyanka Chopra the most inspiring woman in Bollywood. Sunny was present at the cover launch of a magazine here along with her husband Daniel Webber when she was asked to name her favorite actress in Hindi filmdom. She said: "Who do I think great actress?...
  • Muhammad Ali released from the hospital for urinary infection January 17, 2015

    Boxing great Muhammad Ali was released from a hospital on Friday after treatment for a severe urinary tract infection, Ali's family spokesman Bob Gunnell said. Ali, who has Parkinson's disease, was released from the undisclosed hospital in time to celebrate his 73rd birthday on Saturday, Gunnell said. He had been admitted...
  • Sarita Devi's Asiad incident brought bad name to country: Milkha Singh January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, on Friday, criticised boxer Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal during the Asian Games victory ceremony last year, saying that her act had brought bad name to the country. Milkha, who missed a bronze medal by a whisker in the 400m race...
  • Muhammad Ali in hospital for follow-up after infection: spokesman January 16, 2015

    Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized for follow-up care for a urinary tract infection for which he received treatment in recent weeks, and he is expected to be released in a day, a spokesman said on Thursday. Ali, who expects to celebrate his 73rd on Saturday with his family, was...
  • Mi Box mini: Xiaomi unveils a small media streaming device that fits like a power adapter January 15, 2015

    New Delhi:Xiaomi, alongside the Mi Note phablet, also launched the Mi Box mini - a small set-up box for ¥199 ($32). This streaming device is 1/4 the size of Mi Box and fits like a power adapter. It comes packed with Cortex-A7 quad-core 1.3GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB Flash. It also...
  • Main body of AirAsia jet found, black box contents downloaded January 14, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: Doomed AirAsia jet's fuselage was found in the Java Sea on Thursday, raising hopes of retrieving the missing bodies of the 162 people killed in the tragedy, as investigators downloaded the contents of black box recorders and were likely to crack the crash's mystery soon. The main fuselage of the...
  • Boxer Mary Kom mulls retirement after 2016 Olympics January 12, 2015

    Guwahati: Olympic Bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom on Monday said she may retire after 2016 Olympics in Brazil though she's yet to take a final decision. "I have not taken a final decision but maybe I will not continue after Rio Olympics. I may retire," Marykom said. "Training is very important...
  • I wouldn't have demanded Padma Bhushan the way Saina, Vijender did: Cueist Advani January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: Famed cueist Pankaj Advani Monday said he would have never entered into a Padma Bhushan row in the way ace shuttler Saina Nehwal and boxer Vijender Singh did. "I would never do such a thing, it is not my style. But they thought it was right to go out in...
  • Divers retrieve first black box from crashed AirAsia jet QZ 8501 January 12, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun (Indonesia): An official says divers have retrieved one of the black boxes from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago into the Java Sea, a major breakthrough in the slow-moving hunt. Henry Bambang Soelistyo, chief of Indonesia's search and rescue agency, says the flight data recorder...
  • AirAsia jet's black box found, to be retrieved on Monday January 11, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: The crucial black box of the crashed AirAsia jet was today found in the Java Sea stuck under debris from the plane's fuselage and will be retrieved on Monday as the major breakthrough in the search raised hopes of unravelling the mystery of the crash soon. Indonesia's Directorate General...
  • AirAsia jet's black box pings detected, say Indonesia search teams January 9, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet detected pings in their efforts to find the black box flight recorders on Friday, an official said, 12 days after the plane went missing with 162 people on board. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 vanished from radar...
  • e Lounge: Aamir Khan starrer 'PK' crosses the 300 crore-mark January 8, 2015

    Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK', has broken all records and has created history. PK becomes the first film to enter the 300 crore club. With the 300 crore club PK has set a new benchmark, just like the 200 crore benchmark that was set by the same team 5 years ago with...
  • Muhammad Ali released from the hospital: spokesman January 7, 2015

    Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been released from the hospital after being admitted last month with a severe urinary tract infection, a family spokesman said on Wednesday. Spokesman Bob Gunnell said Ali, who was released on Tuesday night, appreciates the "outpouring of support and continued well wishes" and was looking forward...
  • AirAsia crash: Tail section found in Java Sea, black boxes still missing January 7, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: The tail section of the AirAsia flight that went down more than a week ago was found on Wednesday in the Java Sea, raising hopes that the plane's black boxes might soon be recovered to determine the cause of the mysterious crash. "We have found the tail that has...