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  • India Indie Club: Meenakshi Shedde reviews Malayalam film 'Njan Steve Lopez' 2 days ago

    Film Critic Meenakshi Shedde reviews Malayalam film 'Njan Steve Lopez' directed by Rajeev Ravi. 'Njan Steve Lopez' explores the morally ambiguous relationship between the police and criminal gangs in keeping the peace, and is a coming of age story as well. It stars Farhaan Faasil, younger brother of star Fahadh...
  • Chelsea suspend three fans after racist incident in Paris February 20, 2015

    London: Chelsea have suspended three people from their Stamford Bridge stadium following an investigation into a racist incident, captured in amateur video footage on the Paris metro, the club said on Thursday. The video appeared to show fans of the London team chanting "we're racist and that's the way we like...
  • Champions League: Chelsea condemn fans filmed in Paris racist incident February 18, 2015

    Chelsea Football Club have condemned an incident, captured in amateur video footage in the Paris metro, that shows fans pushing a black man off a train and chanting "we're racist". The video was filmed before Chelsea's Champions League match against Paris St Germain at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris...
  • David Beckham welcomes Luis Figo's FIFA presidential bid February 17, 2015

    London: David Beckham has welcomed former Real Madrid teammate Luis Figo's bid to unseat Sepp Blatter, saying FIFA needs candidates "passionate about the game." Figo is the only former player standing in May's election, which also features FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein and Dutch football association chairman Michael van...
  • Pakistan: 8 killed in suicide bomb attack near Lahore Police Lines February 17, 2015

    Lahore: Eight people have been killed and several others have been injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Police Lines in Lahore's Qila Gujjar Singh area on Tuesday. According to preliminary reports, the blast took place in a vehicle parked in the area. Several vehicles parked near the...
  • Sourav Ganguly made MCC honorary life member February 16, 2015

    London: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has been awarded an honorary life membership to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the celebrated cricket club announced on Sunday. Following his Test debut in 1996 the 42-year-old played a combined 424 Test and one day international matches for India, averaging over 40 with the...
  • e Lounge: Chaitanya Tamhane's debut Marathi film ‘Court’ is an outstanding film February 10, 2015

    Meenkashi Shedde in her new section 'India Indie Club' talks about outstanding films by standards of world cinema. Chaitanya Tamhane's debut Marathi film 'Court' is one such film. We also take a look at Sonam Kapoor's journey to stardom along with a look at the much controversial AIB Knockout. ...
  • Dipika Pallikal clinches Winnipeg squash title February 2, 2015

    Winnipeg: After conceding a game in the opening round, top seed Dipika Pallikal showed her true class in the Winnipeg Winter Club Women's Open by reclaiming the World Squash Association (WSA) Challenger 15 title without dropping a further game. In the final, Pallikal defeated second seed Heba El Torky, the 24-year-old...
  • Programme to help 1 lakh children resume their education, says Smriti Irani February 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said the Rotary Club of India has partnered with her ministry to help one lakh children, who had stopped going to school due to various reasons, to continue with their education. "The HRD Ministry will undertake the initiative to ensure that one...
  • I-League: Salgaocar beat Sporting 2-0 in Goan derby February 1, 2015

    Margao: Salgaocar found the back of the net once each on either side of the break as they defeated Sporting Clube de Goa 2-0 in a fourth round encounter of I-League on Sunday. Salgaocar scored their opening goal through Bikas Jairu at the stroke of the break in the second minute...
  • Yuvraj Singh to play for MCC in Emirates T20 tournament January 29, 2015

    London: India discard Yuvraj Singh will play for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in the Emirates Twenty20 tournament in Dubai on March 20. The Indian batsman has been named as the final member of the squad for the annual competition which this year also features Lancashire, Yorkshire and Sussex. Lancashire will take on...
  • England captain Alastair Cook named in MCC squad for UAE trip January 22, 2015

    London: Alastair Cook was on Thursday included in the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) squad for the Champion County match and the Emirates Twenty20 tournament in the United Arab Emirates in March. Cook, omitted from England's one-day squad for the World Cup, made himself available for the trip to gain match practice...
  • Alviro Petersen joins Lancashire after South Africa exit January 22, 2015

    London: South African batsman Alviro Petersen has joined Lancashire after retiring from international cricket, the English county side announced on Thursday. The 34-year-old bowed out of the international game earlier this month after scoring 2,093 runs in 36 Tests with five hundreds at an average of 34.88. He has signed a two-year...
  • Andy Murray and Grigor Dimitrov to play at Queen's Club January 12, 2015

    Andy Murray will warm up for this year's Wimbledon by playing in the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club, organisers said on Monday. The British world number six, bidding to win the tournament for the fourth time, will be joined in the draw by defending champion Grigor Dimitrov. "I've had some great moments...
  • Luis Enrique upbeat about 2015 despite transfer ban January 4, 2015

    Madrid: FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is looking ahead to 2015 with optimism despite the confirmation that the Spanish football club will not be able to make any new signings in the year. Speaking in his first press conference on Saturday, after the decision taken by the Committee for Arbitration in...
  • Sergio Ramos caps 'best year' with Club World Cup award December 22, 2014

    Decorated Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has dubbed 2014 "the best year of my life" after playing a key role for the Spanish giants as they swept to four titles including a record-extending 10th European crown. A no-nonsense centre back whose strength in the air regularly yields goals, Ramos scooped the...
  • India will bid for Club World Cup: AIFF president December 20, 2014

    Mumbai: India has not yet given up on its plans to host a Club World Cup in the near future, according to AIFF president Praful Patel, who asserted that the country's football scene would soon develop "qualitatively and quantitatively". Patel on Saturday chaired the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Annual General...
  • Real Madrid coast into Club World Cup final December 17, 2014

    Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale scored to help Real Madrid coast past Mexico's Cruz Azul 4-0 on Tuesday for a place in this weekend's Club World Cup final against Argentina's San Lorenzo or New Zealand's Auckland City. Sergio Ramos scored in the 15th minute and Benzema in the 36th. Bale added...
  • David Lipsky, Anirban Lahiri to headline Dubai Open December 12, 2014

    Dubai: Asian Tour's top-three players American David Lipsky, Anirban Lahiri of India and Thailand's Prom Meesawat, will headline the inaugural Dubai Open next week alongside 30 other Tour champions and four former Order of Merit winners. The $500,000 tournament will make its debut at The Els Club Dubai from Dec 18...
  • Dempo Sports Club signs Carlos Hernandez for next season December 10, 2014

    Margao: Dempo SC has signed Costa Rican midfielder Carlos Hernandez as its marquee player for the 2014-15 season. Hernandez is currently playing for home club Cartagines in the Costa Rican Premier League. He will miss the Federation Cup as he is expected to join the team on January 15, a club...
  • Bullying babus of Bengaluru threaten its famous club culture December 7, 2014

    If you were hoping to spend your Christmas and New Year eve holidays in the salubrious climes of Bengaluru this time, you may like to quickly rethink your plan, as your local host may not be able to take you and your family on a wine-and-dine binge as most prestigious...
  • Marylebone Cricket Club condoles death of Phil Hughes November 27, 2014

    London: The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Thursday joined the global cricket fraternity in condoling the tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes. Hughes, 25, was playing for South Australia when he was hit by New South Wales pacer Sean Abbott's bouncer and it proved fatal. The MCC flag at Lord's has...
  • Sydney club probed for declaring early to give Clarke batting time November 23, 2014

    Michael Clarke's Sydney cricket club is being probed for declaring at 17-0 during a local game on Sunday and claiming it was to boost the injured Australian captain's chances of batting time before the first Test against India next month. Clarke is racing to be fit for the Dec. 4 opener...
  • Plane on training sortie crashes in Indore, two injured November 19, 2014

    Indore: An aircraft of Madhya Pradesh Flying Club on training sortie crashed at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport on Wednesday in which two persons were seriously injured, police said. "The aircraft on training sortie crashed near the boundary wall of the airport," Superintendent of Police (SP), East area, Abid Khan said. The two...
  • Leicester Cricket Club looking to tap South Asian talent November 16, 2014

    Leicester Cricket Club trying to get more South Asian players on course to play at the County level in England. ...
  • India not bidding for 2015 and 2016 FIFA Club World Cups November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India has pulled out of mounting a bid for 2015 and 2016 FIFA Club World Cups, according to All India Football Federation officials. A decision on the host city of the 2015 and 2016 editions of Club World Cup will be taken in Morocco next month. Morocco has hosted the...
  • SSP Chowrasia seals playoff victory in India November 9, 2014

    Delhi: Local favourite SSP Chowrasia lifted his third Asian Tour title on Sunday, coolly rolling in a 15-foot birdie putt to prevail in a three-way playoff at the Delhi Golf Club. Fondly called "Chipputsia" for his impressive short game, the Kolkata golfer began the final round five shots off lead before...
  • Vijay starrer 'Kaththi' crosses Rs.100 crore mark, hat-trick for filmmaker AR Murugadoss November 3, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss-directed Tamil actioner 'Kaththi' has raked in over Rs.100 crore at the box office worldwide. This is the filmmaker's third film in a row after 'Thuppakki' and 'Holiday: A Soldier Is Never off Duty' to achieve the feat. "Very special day! #Kaththihitsfastest100cr! Total theatrical collection -100.7cr (65.1ATN, 20.2...
  • Happy New Year creates history! Earns Rs 108 crores on the opening weekend October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Looks like Farah Khan's new film 'Happy New Year' is set to create history at the Box Office. The film, which features stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani and Sonu Sood in key roles, has earned a whopping Rs 108.86 crores in first...
  • Heritage conservationists up in arms over demolishing of 150-year-old iconic Balabrooie guest house for a club October 25, 2014

    Bangalore: The heritage conservationists and the civil society activists are up in the arms against Karnataka government's decision to demolish a 150 years old Balabrooie state guest house to make way for a swanky Legislators Club exclusively for the MLAs, MLCs and MPs. According to state government sources, the beautiful...