Contenders

  • List of candidates for papacy March 10, 2013

    Vatican City: There are no official candidates in the election for pope, which will begin when 115 cardinal electors file into the Sistine Chapel for their conclave on Tuesday. The closed-door conclave at the Vatican continues until a new pontiff is elected, in a process which usually takes about three...
  • The Contenders: 2008 Beijing Olympics revisited July 21, 2012

    As another Olympics beckons, CNN-IBN looks back at the fortnight in August 2008 that changed the way Indian sports is perceived. ...
  • Who next for Chelsea? - Possible Contenders March 5, 2012

    London: Arguably the hottest of hot seats in soccer is vacant yet again after Chelsea's ruthless Russian owner Roman Abramovich removed Andre Villas-Boas on Sunday. The callow Portuguese lasted just 256 days at Stamford Bridge before "the project", as he usually referred to the task of revitalising the west London club's...
  • Who will succeed BS Yeddyurappa? July 28, 2011

    New Delhi: BJP Parliamentray Board on Thursday decided to send senior leaders Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley as observers to Bangalore on Friday to oversee the election of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa's successor. Who will succeed the Karanataka chief minister and will he go without a fight? Ananth Kumar, Jagdish Shettar...
  • Boxing star to TV star: Vijender to host The Contender September 18, 2009

    Mumbai: World No. 2 and India's Olympic bronze medal winner boxer Vijender Singh will host a TV show, The Contender, touted as the first-ever action sports reality show in the country, it was announced on Friday. The Contender series will be co-produced by Bulldog Media and Entertainment and Percept Picture Company...
  • The Really Tough Movie Quiz: Answers and winners August 23, 2008

    Here are the answers and winners of last week’s The Really Tough Movie Quiz. (1) In Air Force One, which two wires does President James Marshall cut and cross together to make the airplane dump fuel? Ans: Green and yellow (2) In Independence Day, what newspaper is President Thomas Whitmore looking at when...
  • Delhi police chief: Kiran Bedi next choice June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The country's first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi has emerged as a strong contender for the coveted post of Delhi Police Commissioner held by K K Paul. Kiran Bedi, a 1972 batch IPS officer of the UT cadre who is at present heading the Bureau of Police Research and...
  • Indian economist, a Nobel probable October 7, 2006

    Stockholm (Sweden): The theories of how countries maintain global trade, why natural rates of unemployment are driven by economic necessity and even "Ricardian equivalence," which dictates that governments cannot increase demand by deficit spending are the complex topics that may be honoured with the Nobel economic prize. Like the traditional Nobel science...