BOXING

  • Box Office Report: 'Fast & Furious 7' enters the prestigious Rs 100 crore club in India April 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Hollywood action-thriller 'Fast & Furious 7' has raced to the top of the box office, picking up a massive Rs.100 crore in its first week in India. "'Fast & Furious 7' fastest Rs.100 crore box office collection was due to the fact that it was the widest release in over...
  • Sports Minister asks SAI, Boxing India to help Haryana boxer Rishu Mittal April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Moved by the plight of a state level gold-medallist boxer who is working as a domestic help, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the Sports Authority of India and Boxing India to look into the matter and provide all help to her. "I have asked SAI and Boxing India...
  • India's boxing coach Hemlata Gupta beaten up by hotel staff in Udaipur April 7, 2015

    India's boxing coach Hemlata Gupta has allegedly been beaten up and assaulted by hotel staff in Udaipur, according to CNN-IBN sources. The incident reportedly took place at the lake side Amraai restaurant after Gupta lost her mobile phone. Sources suggest that Gupta had gone there for dinner with her family. When Gupta...
  • Gold medallist boxer Rishu Mittal forced to work as domestic help April 7, 2015

    In a shocking revelation, Haryana's Gold medalist boxer Rishu Mittal has been forced to work as a domestic help to pay her school fees. A state level boxer, Rishu Mittal, who hails from Kaithal in Haryana, won a Gold medal at the state level championship in 2014. She also represented Haryana...
  • Germanwings co-pilot increased speed as jet went down April 4, 2015

    Paris: The pilot at the controls of a Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps accelerated the plane into the mountainside, killing all 150 people on board, according to French investigators. France's BEA crash investigation agency declined to confirm growing evidence against the co-pilot before completing its own analysis, but...
  • Second black box confirms Alps crash co-pilot acted deliberately April 3, 2015

    Paris: Information from the second black box found in the wreckage of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps confirms the co-pilot acted deliberately, investigators said on Friday. "A first reading shows that the pilot in the cockpit used the automatic pilot to descend the plane towards an altitude...
  • iRevo Multimedia launches SmartTV Box for Rs 7,499 onwards March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Silicon Valley-based iRevo Multimedia has rolled out its latest SmartTV Box, powered by iRevo cloud and software features, which is available for purchase on Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal. The iRevo Cloud Platform in the TV box offers content aggregation and curation features. It further allows for social media integration. The...
  • Germanwings forced to cancel flights after Airbus A320 crash March 25, 2015

    Germanwings has had to cancel seven flights out of Dusseldorf because a number of crew members felt they were unfit to fly following news of the accident. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said Tuesday evening that he understood the crew members' sentiments. "One must not forget: many of our Germanwings crews have known...
  • 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...
  • Enough of dialogues, let's box out the problems: Mary Kom's special message on Women's Day March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: When we talk of empowered women, the first name that strikes us is definitely Mary Kom. She might be World Boxing Champion or Olympic Bronze Medalist but the mother of three kids, Mary, today aims gold at Rio Olympic in 2016. Talking to students at IIT Delhi, the boxing...
  • 'Kaaki Sattai' strikes gold at box office, earns Rs 15 crores in four days of its release March 3, 2015

    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 March 2, 2015

    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...