FEDERATION

  • Jet Airways plans to take back two Boeing 777s from Etihad 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Jet Airways, which plans to enhance its services on the US routes, may ask its strategic investment partner Etihad to return two of its Boeing-777 planes which are currently on lease with the Gulf-based carrier. The private carrier has leased out seven wide-bodied planes to Etihad, which holds 24...
  • Roger Federer loses in 3rd round at Monte Carlo Masters 2 days ago

    Monaco: Gael Monfils defeated second-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 (5) Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters. This was Monfils's second consecutive win on clay over the 17-time Grand Slam champion after he beat him in straight sets during last year's Davis Cup final. Federer, who played his first...
  • Small helicopter lands on US Capitol grounds, pilot arrested 3 days ago

    Washington: A Florida man was arrested after he landed his small helicopter on the west lawn of the US Capitol on Wednesday, police said, violating restricted airspace and causing a security scare. Doug Hughes, 61, a US Postal Service mail carrier from Ruskin, Florida, has been jailed and is facing undisclosed...
  • Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer bulldoze into Monte Carlo last 16 3 days ago

    Monte Carlo: Rafa Nadal returned to one of his favourite hunting grounds to thrash Frenchman Lucas Pouille at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday as his build-up to the French Open began. The Spaniard, who will be looking for a 10th Roland Garros title next month, enjoyed a 6-2 6-1 second-round...
  • Sharapova pulls out of Fed Cup semi-final with leg injury 4 days ago

    Maria Sharapova has pulled out of Russia's Fed Cup semi-final against Germany in Sochi this weekend with a leg injury, the Russian Tennis Federation said on Tuesday. "I was really looking forward to playing in Sochi and taking part in the Fed Cup," the world number two told the Russian...
  • Stephen Constantine back to wake up 'sleeping giant' India 6 days ago

    Stephen Constantine has first hand knowledge of how difficult it is to wake up India from its soccer slumber but the Englishman insists he can make a difference at his second attempt or he would not have accepted the offer. India rank a dismal 147 in the latest rankings, reflecting soccer's...
  • AFI to mull over lucrative franchise-based league April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India is likely to take a decision on owning a commercial property which will organise a franchise-based athletics league in the country in a bid to make the sport lucrative and raise its profile. It is learnt that a company associated with a businessman involved...
  • Athletics Federation of India to mull over lucrative franchise-based league April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India is likely to take a decision on owning a commercial property which will organise a franchise-based athletics league in the country in a bid to make the sport lucrative and raise its profile. It is learnt that a company associated with a businessman involved...
  • Bhutan leap 46 places in FIFA rankings, India 147th April 9, 2015

    Bhutan jumped 46 places from the foot of the FIFA rankings to 163rd on Thursday after recording their first ever World Cup qualifying victories. The Himalayan nation beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in Colombo and 2-1 in Thimphu last month to advance to the second round of Asian qualifying and, after reaching...
  • Saina Nehwal drops to World No. 2 April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: After reaching a career-high of World No. 1 in women's singles, Saina Nehwal dropped to No. 2 in the revised Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings on Thursday as reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui re-took the top spot. The Hyderabadi had become the first Indian woman to reach No. 1...
  • Pakistan Hockey Federation turns down Hockey India's offer April 6, 2015

    Karachi: The cash-strapped Pakistan Hockey Federation has turned down Hockey India's offer for financial aid after it evoked strong reactions from a cabinet minister and former players. "We cannot accept this offer from Hockey India despite their polite gesture as this is purely an internal matter of the Pakistan Hockey Federation,"...
  • Indian weightlifting body to suspend regional units after lifters fail dope tests April 6, 2015

    The Indian Weightlifting Federation will suspend at least three of its regional units after 21 lifters tested positive for banned substances over the last 12 months, the IWF secretary told Reuters on Monday. The majority of the lifters who failed drug tests hail from Delhi, Punjab and Haryana and have been...
  • Government should take note of Pakistan hockey crisis after HI offer: PHF April 5, 2015

    Karachi: The cash strapped PHF is hoping that after the offer by Hockey India to help Pakistan come out of its financial crisis, the country's government will finally come out of its slumber and release the much-needed funds for the national game. HI had said that it was concerned with news...
  • India to Pakistan: We can bail out hockey in Pakistan if you want April 4, 2015

    In a heart-warming move, Hockey India (HI) has written to Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) offering help to the cash-strapped body across the border. HI is willing to facilitate Pakistan's participation in the World League Round 3 in Belgium, which is also an Olympic qualification tournament. The PHF was forced to suspend...
  • 21 Indian weightlifters caught in doping, provisionally suspended by IWF April 4, 2015

    The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has caught 21 weightlifters in five championships held recently, which could well turn out to be the biggest doping scandal in the country. All the 21 lifters have been provisionally suspended by the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) pending inquiry and most of them belong to Delhi,...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Five-time World Cup winners Australia lift trophy at the Melbourne Federation Square March 30, 2015

    Australia lifted their fifth World Cup title, crushing traditional rivals New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at the majestic Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Fans greet world champions Australia at the Federation Square March 30, 2015

    Thousands of cricket fans have flooded Federation Square in Melbourne to celebrate Australia's World Cup victory. ...
  • Bleary-eyed Australians celebrate World Cup win at the Federation Square March 30, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian players sheltered behind dark glasses on Monday at a public reception the day after their victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final. Captain Michael Clarke carried the World Cup trophy and, as the players mounted the stage in front of thousands of fans at open-air Federation...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Pakistan fan shouts 'Sachin, Sachin' at MCG March 29, 2015

    Even Pakistan fans forget their bitter rivalry with India when it comes to shouting 'Sachin, Sachin' and similar scenes were seen outside the MCG after the World Cup final. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India, Pakistan, Australia fans burst in celebrations March 29, 2015

    Fans from Australia, India and Pakistan joined hands and danced to the beats of dhol outside the MCG to celebrate Australia's victory against New Zealand in the World Cup final. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Pakistan fans dance to 'mauka mauka' at MCG March 29, 2015

    Despite of their team's loss in the quarter-finals, Pakistan fans were found dancing outside the MCG after the final of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • Two tennis players suspended for match-fixing violation March 25, 2015

    London: Two lower-ranked tennis players have been suspended and fined for violating the sport's match-fixing rules. The International Tennis Federation's anti-corruption unit said on Wednesday that 30-year-old Italian player Walter Trusendi and 25-year-old Frenchman Elie Rousset were sanctioned for their activity at an unidentified tournament in 2014. It says both admitted violating...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in three sets to win Indian Wells title March 23, 2015

    Indian Wells, California: Move over Roger Federer, there is another guy with a share of your crown as king of the desert. Novak Djokovic defeated Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 to win his fourth BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, tying him with Federer for the most titles in the desert...
  • Djokovic crushes Murray, faces Federer in Indian Wells final March 22, 2015

    World number one Novak Djokovic crushed Britain's Andy Murray 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to set up a mouthwatering final against number two Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open. Federer defeated Canada's Milos Raonic 7-5 6-4 to reach his 40th ATP Masters 1000 final and earn a repeat of last year's...
  • Regional parties to face workers ire over Coal Bill: Worker Union March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: A workers' union on Saturday said regional parties in coal producing states will have to "bear the brunt of coal workers and public for supporting" the Coal Bill, which has been passed by Parliament. The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 which forms part of NDA government's reforms agenda,...
  • Raonic stuns Nadal, will face Federer in Indian Wells semis March 21, 2015

    Big-serving Milos Raonic fought back from a set down to upset Rafa Nadal 4-6 7-6(10) 7-5 in a pulsating quarter-final at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday. The 24-year-old Canadian's first win over Nadal in six meetings earned him a place in Saturday's semi-finals where he will face Roger Federer, who...
  • India's record foreign exchange war chest set for Federal rate hike test March 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Chastened by a tumble in the rupee in 2013 at the prospect of tighter US monetary policy, India has built up record foreign exchange reserves of nearly $340 billion to insulate the economy from capital flight as the United States prepares to lift interest rates. Reserve Bank of India Governor...
  • India ready to deal with any foreign fund outflows: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan March 19, 2015

    US Federal Reserve had signalled that it is not averse to a rate hike if there is improvement in the US job market and inflation. The Federal Reserve has kept its key short-term rate near zero since late 2008 to bolster the economy. Meanwhile, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said...
  • Nadal, Federer join Murray in Indian Wells quarters March 19, 2015

    Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal advanced to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, joining Britain's Andy Murray in the last eight, though Japan's Kei Nishikori crashed out. Federer dispatched American Jack Sock in a 6-3 6-2 victory while Nadal beat Gilles Simon 6-2 6-4. Nadal captured his opening...