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  • DA case: Maharashtra Speaker refuses to sanction prosecution of Kripashankar July 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Dilip Walse-Patil has refused to sanction prosecution of Congress leader Kripashankar Singh in the disproportionate assets case. Highly placed officials said the sanction to prosecute Singh in the disproportionate assets case under the Prevention of Corruption Act, was refused by the Speaker recently. The case is...
  • Tribute to RD Burman: Asha Bhosle remembers Pancham da June 28, 2014

    RD Burman's wife and singer Asha Bhosle remembers the greatest musician of the Indian cinema. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Suarez treated like a 'dog', says upset granny June 27, 2014

    Montevideo: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has been unfairly victimised in his "barbaric" expulsion from the World Cup for biting, his disconsolate grandmother said on Thursday. "Everyone knows what they've done to Luis. They wanted him out of the World Cup. Perfect, they did it. They chucked him out of there like...
  • World Cup 2014: Algeria hold Russia to 1-1 draw, enter last 16 June 27, 2014

    Curitiba: Algeria have qualified for the World Cup knockout stages for the first time, with Islam Slimani's headed equaliser giving his team a 1-1 draw against Russia on Thursday and enough competition points to reach the second round. Algeria placed second in Group H behind Belgium with four points, meaning they...
  • As it happened: Korea vs Belgium, Algeria vs Russia June 27, 2014

    Catch all the updates from both the Group H matches as Korea take on Belgium whereas Algeria face Russia. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Struggling South Korea will need to rediscover the magical spirit of 2002 as they fight to rescue their dismal World Cup campaign against unbeaten Belgium. Algeria can...
  • Azam Khan tells UP BJP to ask Centre to ban meat export June 25, 2014

    UP Minister Azam Khan on Wednesday said problem of illegal slaughtering of lactating animals can be solved if the Centre brings a policy banning meat export. Khan, while replying to an adjournment notice moved by BJP legislators Laxmikant Bajpai and Radha Mohan Das in the state Assembly on slaughtering of lactating...
  • World Cup 2014: Algeria eye historic progress against Russia June 26, 2014

    Curitiba: Algeria can make history by qualifying for the second round of the World Cup for the first time in four appearances at the tournament when they face Russia on Thursday. The Desert Foxes will be assured of their place in the last 16 with a win, but should also progress...
  • World Cup 2014: Spain sign off in style with a 3-0 win over Australia June 24, 2014

    Curitiba: Defending champion Spain salvaged some World Cup pride on Monday with a convincing 3-0 victory over Australia in their last match at the tournament. After losing their previous matches in Group B to the Netherlands and Chile, both teams took to Arena da Baixada in the southern Brazilian city of...
  • As it happened: Netherlands vs Chile and Australia vs Spain, World Cup 2014 June 24, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from both the Group B matches as the Dutch and Chile battle for top spot and Spain look to avoid worst ever WC defence. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The Netherlands and Chile may have already qualified for the World Cup's round of 16, but...
  • World Cup 2014: Varela keeps Portugal alive in a 2-2 draw against USA June 23, 2014

    Manaus: Cristiano Ronaldo set up Silvestre Varela for a late equaliser on a hot and humid night in the jungle Sunday to give the Portugal a 2-2 draw with the United States and hope for a spot in the second round of the World Cup. Ronaldo, who has been playing despite...
  • World Cup 2014: Spain look to avoid worst ever World Cup defence June 23, 2014

    Spain will take on Australia in their final Group B match on Monday in the knowledge that defeat will officially make their defence of the World Cup the worst in history. Following two straight defeats for both teams, neither can qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. But Spain in...
  • World Cup 2014: Ecuador edge past Honduras to stay alive June 21, 2014

    Brazil: Ecuador forward Enner Valencia scored twice in a 2-1 comeback victory over Honduras on Friday that kept his team in contention at the World Cup. Ecuador moved into second spot in Group E with a match remaining against group-leading France, who have had two dominating wins. Honduras took the lead in...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Honduras vs Ecuador June 21, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group E encounter between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) When Ecuador and Honduras meet at the Arena da Baixada, there's every chance they will play in the knowledge that defeat will end...
  • DA case: Anxious days for TN CM Jaya, judgement day nears June 19, 2014

    Bangalore: The clock's ticking away for the judgement day for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in her crucial disproportionate assets (DA) case. Final arguments by the defence began on Thursday morning, 18 years after the first FIR was filed against Jayalalithaa by the Tamil Nadu vigilance department. The case,...
  • World Cup 2014: Ecuador, Honduras meet in a must-win game June 20, 2014

    When Ecuador and Honduras meet at the Arena da Baixada on Friday, there's every chance they will play in the knowledge that defeat will end all hope of qualifying for the knockout stages of the World Cup. The two teams face each other in the southern city of Curitiba soon after...
  • SC vacates stay on trial of Jayalalithaa in DA cas June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, vacated the stay on trial proceedings against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa, in a Disproportionate Assets (DA) case. A bench of justices, Vikramajit Sen and S K Singh also dismissed Jayalalithaa's petition for staying her trial till the lower court decides the...
  • World Cup 2014: Nigeria held 0-0 by Iran in World Cup's first draw June 17, 2014

    Curitiba: Nigeria and Iran delivered the first draw of the World Cup on Monday as they ground out a scrappy 0-0 stalemate in their opening match in Group F. The draw at the Arena da Baixada in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba followed 12 mostly high scoring and attacking...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Iran vs Nigeria June 17, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group F match between Iran and Nigeria at the Arena da Baixada stadium in the city of Curitiba. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Iran and Nigeria have something in common ahead of their World Cup clash in Curituiba. When they meet at the...
  • World Cup 2014: Iran, Nigeria look to end 16-year winless run June 16, 2014

    Iran and Nigeria have something in common ahead of their World Cup clash in Curituiba. When they meet on Monday at the Arena da Baixada, both teams will be bidding to win their first match in the World Cup finals since France 1998. With Argentina the clear favorite in Group F,...
  • Ten questions about the Brazil World Cup June 9, 2014

    The World Cup kicks off on Thursday and soccer fans from Rio de Janeiro's playgrounds have been shining with their passion for the sport. Here are 10 things you must know about the World Cup. When does the tournament start and finish? The first match takes place in Sao Paulo on Thursday,...
  • Brazil cannot guarantee readiness for World Cup: Sports Minister June 6, 2014

    On a day when a transport workers's strike brought part of Brazil's biggest city to a halt, Brazil's Sports Minister said it was impossible to promise his country would be ready for next week's opening match of the World Cup. "When you are dealing with an event as big as the...
  • Brazil rushes to finish stadiums 10 days from World Cup June 2, 2014

    Brasilia: With 10 days to go to the World Cup, Brazil was rushing on Monday to finish installing seats in stadiums and deal with threats ranging from violent protests to dengue fever. The count-down to the June 12 kick-off has been marred by a series of protests, from striking bus drivers...
  • State government raises DA for employees, pensioners to 100% May 27, 2014

    In a major decision, the Bihar Cabinet on Tuesday raised the Dearness Allowance of its employees and pensioners in the revised pay scale to 100 per cent from the previous rate of 90 per cent. The new DA rate will be effective from January 1 this year. "The move to provide dearness...
  • Brazil begin World Cup preparations amid protests May 26, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Brazil's preparations for their home World Cup are getting underway amid chants of protests instead of support for the national team. The 23 players selected by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari reported to the team's training camp on Monday as a few hundred demonstrators loudly protested against the money being...