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  • People who work longer smoke more: Study 4 days ago

    London: Smoking is linked to working hours, according to new research which found that people who work longer smoke more. People who work long hours find it harder to quit smoking, and those who have given up are more at risk of starting again, researchers said. The study by researchers at...
  • It's simple really says McIlroy, just process and spot July 21, 2014

    For Rory McIlroy the secret of his stunning victory at the Open on Sunday came down to two rather unremarkable words: process and spot. That was the mantra he repeated in his brain throughout four majestic rounds of golf at the Royal Liverpool course. "Very simple," he disclosed when asked what were...
  • Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major July 20, 2014

    Hoylake: Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder and sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt. With two key birdies around the turn, and a powerful tee shot at just the right moment, McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire...
  • Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open July 19, 2014

    Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance on Friday in the British Open. Once he made a birdie, and...
  • Sick Anirban Lahiri bows out of The Open July 19, 2014

    Hoylake: An ailing Anirban Lahiri of India bowed out of The Open Championship golf with a second straight three-over-par 75 on Friday. The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader contemplated pulling out before the start of his second round at Royal Liverpool after struggling to shake off the effects of...
  • George Coetzee makes early move for clubhouse lead at The Open July 18, 2014

    Hoyelake: South African George Coetzee made light of stiffening breezes to sail up the British Open leader board on Friday, claiming the clubhouse lead on five-under par with a barrage of birdies in a three-under 69 in his second round. After the calm conditions of Thursday when Rory McIlroy made the...
  • Michael Hoey pulls out of British Open with foot injury July 18, 2014

    Hoylake: Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey withdrew from the British Open because of a foot injury after seven holes of his second round on Friday. The five-times European Tour winner was three-over-par for his round and six-over for the tournament when he pulled out. Hoey, who romped to a four-stroke victory at the...
  • Rory McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open July 18, 2014

    Hoylake: Rory McIlroy had everything go his way on Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half of his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on...
  • Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri struggles at The Open July 17, 2014

    Hoylake: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri, the current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader, struggled to make headway after missing half the fairways with some wayward tee shots as he opened with a disappointing three-over-par 75 at The Open Championship on Thursday. The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader hit only...
  • Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods steal Hoylake show July 17, 2014

    Golfing gunslingers Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods sprayed Royal Liverpool with a barrage of birdie bullets to steal the show midway through the opening round of the 143rd British Open on Thursday. Northern Irishman McIlroy has developed a penchant for making fast starts and he did it yet again on a...
  • Englishman David Howell hits first shot at British Open July 17, 2014

    England: David Howell launched the 143rd British Open on a glorious sunny morning at Royal Liverpool on Thursday, hitting his opening drive down the right of the 458-yard first hole. With the small grandstand around the first tee already packed at 6.25am local time, Englishman Howell was followed on to the...
  • Priti Patel, Modi supporter, is now UK minister July 16, 2014

    London: An ardent fan of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has became the treasury minister in the British government. Priti Patel, 42, Conservative MP from Witham, was promoted by Prime Minister David Cameron in the cabinet reshuffle. Patel is Cameron's 'India Diaspora Champion' and accompanied him in his India trips, according...
  • British Indian MP Priti Patel appointed exchequer secretary July 16, 2014

    London: Indian-origin British MP Priti Patel has been appointed exchequer secretary to the Treasury department dealing with tax policy in a major cabinet reshuffle announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron Tuesday. The Prime Minister's Office said Priti Patel, 42, the Conservative Party MP for Witham in Essex, will now take...
  • British PM David Cameron reshuffles his Cabinet on Twitter July 16, 2014

    London: Getting the latest news on a British government reshuffle once meant waiting outside the prime minister's Downing Street office for ministers to emerge, and judging their fate by the look on their faces. But in the age of social media, David Cameron unveiled a major shake-up of his cabinet...
  • UK's top diplomat William Hague resigns as Cameron shuffles pack July 15, 2014

    London: British Foreign Secretary William Hague announced his surprise resignation on Monday night ahead of a closely-fought national election next May as part of Prime Minister David Cameron's biggest ever reshuffle of top government jobs. Hague, Britain's most senior diplomat for the past four years and a former leader of Cameron's...
  • Tiger Woods drawn with Henrik Stenson and Angel Cabrera at Hoylake July 14, 2014

    Former world number one Tiger Woods has been drawn to play alongside twice major winner Angel Cabrera of Argentina and second-ranked Swede Henrik Stenson in the first round of the British Open on Thursday. The trio will tee-off at 0904 local time at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, the R&A (Royal and...
  • Mahatma Gandhi statue to stand in front of the British Parliament July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi, who was at the forefront of efforts to end British rule in India and was repeatedly imprisoned, is to be honoured outside Britain's parliament, British finance minister George Osborne said Tuesday. Osborne, on a trip to New Delhi to meet the new government of Narendra Modi, wrote...
  • 'Good days coming for British-Indian ties' July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on Monday said that it was exciting to visit India when the excitement about the Indian economy and the optimism about the prospects for future growth are palpable. "I have been here for a day and already I can feel the buzz in...
  • Daniel Ricciardo happy with 'best third' at British Grand Prix July 7, 2014

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo celebrated the "best third place" of his career on Sunday after grabbing a podium finish at the British Grand Prix. The 25-year-old Red Bull driver produced an outstanding drive to prove his worth. He said: "I'm not normally ecstatic with a third, but I am today ... We did...
  • Claire Williams celebrates after memorable British Grand Prix July 7, 2014

    Silverstone: Claire Williams admitted she had to pinch herself. One year on from enduring a low point in a miserable season after taking the job as deputy principal in her father's Formula One racing team, Williams was at the center of a post-race party Sunday at the British Grand Prix. Finnish driver...
  • Force India bag four points at Silverstone but lose ground in team standings July 6, 2014

    Silverstone: Nico Hulkenberg ensured Sahara Force India got something positive out of a tough weekend at home by finishing eighth in the Formula 1 British Grand Prix on Sunday. The Silverstone squad failed to find pace on the high downforce Silverstone Circuit the entire week and had to go for a...
  • Mercedes' Hamilton wins crash-hit British Grand Prix after Rosberg retires July 6, 2014

    Silverstone: Lewis Hamilton won a crash-hit British Grand Prix on Sunday to cut Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg's lead in the drivers' championship from 29 points to just four after the German had his first non-finish of the season. Hamilton, the 2008 champion, started sixth on the grid. The British driver leapt...
  • British ministers to meet Modi July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Bilateral trade and economic relations will be high on the agenda when two top British ministers will have meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and their counterparts separately on Tuesday. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs William Hague and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will arrive in Mumbai...
  • Fernando Alonso questions Ferrari tactics at British GP July 6, 2014

    Two-time champion Fernando Alonso questioned his Ferrari team's tactics and decision-making strategy Saturday after he was eliminated early from qualifying for the British Grand Prix. The Spaniard had failed to make the cut to Q2 for the first time since the 2010 Monaco Grand Prix. "We know there are two Williams and...
  • After Ustab Amjad Ali Khan's missing sarod, airline company now loses director Mira Nair's bags July 6, 2014

    Mumbai: After Indian classical musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's sarod went missing on a British Airways flight, it is now filmmaker Mira Nair's bags that have gone untraceable in its flight. The 56-year-old 'Salaam Bombay' director said that her bags have been missing for the last eight days and the...
  • British ministers to visit India; meet Modi, Sushma July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: British ministers William Hague and George Osborne will meet Prime Minister on July 7 and 8. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs William Hague and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will jointly call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 8, a ministry of external affairs...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg takes pole position at British Grand Prix July 5, 2014

    Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the British Grand Prix on Saturday, capitalizing on a critical error of judgment by his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton on the last lap of a shock-filled and rain-hit qualifying session. The German secured pole by persevering on his final lap in...
  • Sergio Perez apologises for joke about women drivers July 5, 2014

    Mexican Formula One driver Sergio Perez has apologised to Williams test driver Susie Wolff after a joke about women racers backfired on him. Wolff, who in Friday practice with Williams at the British Grand Prix became the first woman in 22 years to take part in a Formula One weekend, made...
  • Sebastian Vettel on top in rain-hit final British GP practice July 5, 2014

    Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel topped the timesheets in a wet final practice for the British Grand Prix on Saturday as neither of the Mercedes drivers bothered to set a timed lap. The Red Bull driver, who has not won a race since last season when he wrapped up his...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton tops second practice at British Grand Prix July 4, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton was fastest in practice for his home British Grand Prix on Friday despite losing precious track time due to a Mercedes engine problem. The Briton, who has not won at Silverstone since 2008 but desperately needs to do so on Sunday to rein in runaway team mate and Formula...