Boxing

  • Boxing ad-hoc committee fixes trial dates for CWG 17-04-2014 06:54 PM

    New Delhi: The ad-hoc committee set up by the IOA to run some affairs of Indian boxing on Thursday decided to hold selection trials for the Commonwealth Games next month after a meeting here. The six-member committee, headed by veteran administrator Tarlochan Singh, met for the first time on Thursday...
  • IOA ad-hoc committee for boxing to meet on April 17 14-04-2014 06:51 PM

    New Delhi: The ad-hoc committee formed by the IOA to run Indian boxing in the wake of the federation's international termination, will meet for the first time on April 17 to discuss team selections and conduct of national championships among other issues. The six-member committee, headed by Tarlochan Singh, was...
  • Amitabh Bachchan's 'Bhoothnath Returns' mints over Rs 18 crore in three days 14-04-2014 02:11 PM

    New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan has packed a punch with his new film 'Bhoothnath Returns', which not only opened to a positive response from both the critics and audiences, but the comedy has also proved to be commercially viable. It has earned over Rs 18 crore in its opening weekend at...
  • 'Captain America' becomes box office hero; sets April records at USD 96.2 million 08-04-2014 10:05 AM

    Los Angeles: It took in less than the weekend estimates of $96.2 million, but 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' was still the weekend's box office hero, setting the record for the largest domestic April debut with a solid $95 million. The comic-book-adapted sequel, starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel...
  • Signals detected by Chinese ship consistent with MH370 black box, confirms Australia 05-04-2014 05:21 PM

    Perth:The Australian-led joint agency coordinating the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner says electronic pulse signals reportedly detected by a Chinese ship in the southern Indian Ocean are consistent with those of an aircraft black box. Earlier on Saturday a Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01 searching for the missing Malaysian...
  • Hunt for Malaysian plane heads underwater to find black box 04-04-2014 01:47 PM

    The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in remote seas off Australia headed underwater on Friday, with a US Navy high tech "black box" locator deployed for the first time as the battery life of the cockpit data recorder dwindles. Australian authorities said the so-called Towed Pinger Locator will...
  • IOA forms ad-hoc panel to run boxing in India 03-04-2014 05:10 PM

    New Delhi: To ensure that boxers and coaches remain affected by the Federation's international termination and derecognition at home, the IOA on Thursday formed an ad-hoc Committee to handle issues related to coaching and selection in the beleaguered sport. The first Executive Council meeting of the IOA was held on...
  • Sports Ministry derecognises Indian Boxing Federation 01-04-2014 01:07 PM

    New Delhi: Livid with the suspended Indian Amateur Boxing Federation's refusal to comply with its directives, the Sports Ministry on Tuesday derecognised the IABF with immediate effect. It comes as another massive jolt to the IABF, which has already been terminated by its international parent body, AIBA. "The matter has...
  • Vijender Singh seeks government help to resolve boxing crisis 28-03-2014 05:58 PM

    New Delhi: Star boxer Vijender Singh urged the central government to step in and resolve the ongoing crisis in Indian boxing for betterment of the sport, here. "The country's boxing federation has been suspended by the International body. I would request our government to step forward and resolve the issue",...
  • Vijender Singh feels that walking on the ramp is definitely easier than boxing 17-03-2014 12:57 PM

    Mumbai: Boxing champion Vijender Singh walked the ramp for ace designer Archana Kochhar at ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 here today. "I loved this experience of walking the ramp. It was amazing. Walking the ramp is definitely easy than doing boxing," Vijender said. The Olympian pugilist, who is making...
  • Defiant IABF plans Nationals, AIBA says won't recognise 12-03-2014 04:50 PM

    New Delhi: Terminated and humiliated they might be, but officials of the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation are planning to conduct the National Championships for youth (men) and senior women even as the International Boxing Association made it clear that such a move won't get its approval. The faction, which is...
  • Box Cricket League: Pratyusha turns brand ambassador for Kamya Punjabi's cricket team 11-03-2014 06:15 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Pratyusha Banerjee has turned brand ambassador for actress and her good friend Kamya Punjabi's 'cricket team' in Box Cricket League, a unique concept for TV actors. She is excited about it. Box Cricket League is the cricket league for Television actors, where they will get the scope to...
  • Boxers will not suffer due to IBF termination, says sports minister 05-03-2014 07:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Boxing Federation might be in trouble following its termination by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), but sports minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday assured the boxers that their training would not suffer and would be provided with all the required facilities. "All training facilities will be given...
  • Unilateral termination unfair: IBF President 04-03-2014 04:43 PM

    New Delhi: Baffled by the International Boxing Association's decision to terminate it, the suspended Indian Boxing Federation's President Abhishek Matoria on Tuesday said it cannot make sense of the "unfair" decision and will take up the matter with the IOA now. "We think it is unfair, they have acted unilaterally...
  • What next for terminated Indian Boxing Federation? 04-03-2014 12:44 PM

    New Delhi: The International Boxing Association's decision to terminate India from its fold is set to be a blessing in disguise for the IBF which would now be forced to conduct fresh elections, something that the present set of office-bearers had been adamantly resisting. The decision to terminate IBF has,...
  • International Boxing Association terminates India for damaging sport 04-03-2014 10:40 AM

    Lausanne: Furious with the current logjam in the suspended Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF), the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has terminated the IABF from its fold stating that the current set of office-bearers are "damaging the image, reputation and interest" of the sport. In a tersely-worded statement, the AIBA said...
  • Saw what Easy Cabs did there? Fails to turn up for Nimrat Kaur, sends handwritten apology letter and chocolates in a lunch box 28-02-2014 10:35 AM

    You've got to hand it to the transportation service Easy Cabs to turn a public relations disaster into a publicity coup. When a disgruntled Nimrat Kaur tweeted complaining that her airport drop did not turn up, she was least expecting the cab company to make up for the lapse in...
  • First Look: Sonakshi Sinha looks tough as a boxer in 'Holiday' 20-02-2014 07:59 AM

    Sonakshi Sinha will let action speak louder than her words in her upcoming film 'Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty'. The actress, who was seen taking on the goons in 'R...Rajkumar', plays a college girl in the film. Sonakshi will once again be seen thrashing the baddies, and in...
  • IBF representatives should not vote in IOA polls: IOC, AIBA 31-01-2014 04:23 PM

    New Delhi: The suspended Indian Boxing Federation will not have any representation in the upcoming IOA elections after the IOC and the AIBA instructed that no official from the IBF be allowed to cast a vote in the February 9 polls. IBF President Abhishek Matoria, senior vice-President Bhupinder Singh and...
  • I totally appreciate it: Salman Khan on fans' unwavering support for 'Jai Ho' 30-01-2014 07:38 AM

    New Delhi: He may have disappointed movie critics by being part of 'Jai Ho' which quite honestly has nothing interesting to offer, but his ardent fans continue to support him. Unfazed by the criticism that has come his way post the release of 'Jai Ho', and its failure at getting...
  • Jai Ho: Going gets tough for Salman's film at the box-office 29-01-2014 10:58 AM

    New Delhi: Salman Khan's superstardom is unquestionable as many of his films have become superhits in the recent past, but it seems his latest offering 'Jai Ho' is not going to make it big at the ticket window. As per trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film has not reached the...
  • 'Jai Ho' box office figures? No one can predict, says Salman Khan 28-01-2014 07:24 AM

    Mumbai: Salman Khan says that he is ready to take the blame for his much-talked about film 'Jai Ho' not getting the expected big opening at the box office. 'Jai Ho', the first big-budget release of 2014, could not get a bumper start unlike the recent Salman Khan-starrers such as...
  • No more ads which threaten of TV going blank in absence of STB 24-01-2014 05:58 PM

    New Delhi: Government has decided to junk advertisements which told consumers that their TV screens would go blank if they do not buy Set Top Boxes before the deadline for Digitisation and would instead try to convince the viewers of benefits of converting to the new system. I&B minister Manish...
  • Indian Boxing Federation set for SGM to plan breakthrough 22-01-2014 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: In a desperate bid to get its international suspension lifted in the next couple of months, the Indian Boxing Federation is planning to call a Special General Meeting to work out the date for an AGM where the schedule for a fresh election would be finalised. Some zonal...
  • Box-Office: 'Yaariyan' fares well, 'Dedh Ishqiya' gets a slow start 13-01-2014 12:34 PM

    New Delhi: It seems the word-of-mouth publicity has started working in favour of director Abhishek Chaubey's 'Dedh Ishqiya'. The film got a slow start on Friday, January 10, when it collected close to Rs 3.50 cr. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#DedhIshqiya has had a slow start, but carries strong...
  • Shiva Thapa gets US visa for World Series Boxing debut 10-01-2014 11:05 PM

    New Delhi: Young boxer Shiva Thapa is set for his first bout in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) with team USA Knockouts after he was granted American visa to reach Miami in time for the Jan 17 tie against Ukraine Otamans. Sumit Sangwan, however, is yet to get his...
  • Roku TV introduced, doesn't require a set-top box to stream video 07-01-2014 11:52 AM

    Las Vegas: Roku Inc. is launching a line of TVs that play video from services like Netflix without requiring a set-top box. While similar to smart TVs on the market already, the company's Internet streaming platform offers some 1,200 apps and more comprehensive niche content choices. The Saratoga, California-based streaming...
  • 'Dhoom 3' crosses the Rs 250 crore mark at the Box Office in 14 days 02-01-2014 05:34 PM

    Mumbai: After becoming the first movie to make the fastest Rs.100 crore in just three days of its release, Aamir Khan-starrer 'Dhoom: 3' has created another history by minting Rs.252.70 crore at the domestic box office within two weeks, including earnings from the Tamil and Telugu versions. Directed by Vijay...
  • 'The Hobbit' goes strong at the US Box Office, 'Frozen' gives competition 01-01-2014 11:03 AM

    Los Angeles: After six weeks in theaters, 'Frozen' slid back into the No. 2 spot at the box office, but it failed to dethrone 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' from its hold on first place. With $29 million over the weekend, Peter Jackson's fantasy sequel 'The Desolation of Smaug,'...
  • Officials trade punches as boxers slide in 2013 25-12-2013 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: The continuing administrative logjam worsened into a full-fledged factional tug-of-war while Indian boxing's poster boy, Vijender Singh, found himself at the center of a devastating drug scandal in what was a thoroughly tumultuous year for the country's pugilists. Suspended internationally last year, the Indian Boxing Federation remained a...