Fiji

  • Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule 20 hours 53 minutes ago

    Wellington: Thousands of Fijians are awaiting their first chance to vote in eight years on Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000. Yet plenty of questions remain about how far military ruler Voreqe Bainimarama has tilted the outcome in his...
  • Anirban Lahiri lies 20th after third round in Fiji August 16, 2014

    Fiji: Anirban Lahiri bore the brunt of windy and brutal conditions in the third round of the USD 1 million Fiji International as he returned a card of 75 to drop to tied 20th with one more round to go. Lahiri is two-over 218 after 54 holes. On Friday evening, Lahiri made...
  • Golf: Anirban Lahiri opens with 74 in Fiji International August 14, 2014

    Flying from one end of the world to the other and trying to get used to a 19-hour time difference, Anirban Lahiri shot an opening round of two-over 74 on the first day of the inaugural Fiji International. Lahiri is tied for 68th and will need a good second round to...
  • Warning: Safety during the shooting was our priority, says Anubhav Sinha September 20, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Warning 3D' producer Anubhav Sinha made sure proper precautions were taken during the shoot of the film, which is being touted as an edge-of-the-seat survival film that was shot underwater. The film is shot in Fiji waters, said to have around 35 different species of sharks amid dangerous currents....
  • Indian origin man in Fiji gets life imprisonment for double-murder August 10, 2013

    A court in Fiji on Friday sentenced an Indian origin man to life imprisonment for a double-murder committed early in July 2013. The high court of Labasa in the Macuata province in Fijian island of Vanua Levu sentenced 31-year-old Nilesh Chand to life in jail for the murders of two...
  • Vijay Singh withdraws from Wells Fargo, day after exonerated May 2, 2013

    Charlotte: Vijay Singh withdrew from the Wells Fargo Championship because of a sore back Wednesday, one day after the PGA Tour said it would not punish the Fijian for his admission that he used deer antler spray. The tour said on Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency informed it that the...
  • Fiji: Indian-origin man gets life term for slaughtering his family April 30, 2013

    Melbourne: An Indian-origin man, convicted of murdering his wife and two minor daughters, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by an court in Fiji. 33-year-old Bimlesh Dayal was sentenced by the high court in Suva, the capital of the island nation of Fiji, for murdering his wife Ranjini Rekha Singh...
  • Rahman Chayan's four goals helps Bangladesh thrash Fiji 8-4 February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Mamunur Rahman Chayan's four goal corner burst for Bangladesh helped defeat Fiji 8-4 in the men's Hockey World League Round 2 match here at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. The goals helped Bangladesh record their third win from four games and, with a game against India...
  • War dance before a game of hockey? It's true February 21, 2013

    "It's spelled see eye bee eye (Cibi), but pronounced thimbi." I erred, "Cibi?" and was quickly corrected. "No, no! Thimbi," he stressed and then schooled me again - until my phonetics satisfied him. Hector Smith, the captain of the Fiji hockey team, merrily told me about the war dance his...
  • Russian women blank Fiji 9-0 in the World League February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Russian women's team beat Fiji 9-0 on the second day of the Hockey World League Round 2 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Tuesday. Russia scored through Alina Krasnoperova (ninth minute, 39th, 47th); Yana Doronina (20th,57th minute); Ekaterina Shaburova (26th, 28th); Ksenia Svezhentseva (65th) and Margarita Drepenkina...
  • Indian men hammer Fiji in a 16-0 goal-fest February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in the capital witnessed a goal-fest on Monday in India's opening match of the FIH Hockey World League as the hosts pounded 16 goals against a hapless, 70th-ranked Fiji team. Penalty corner specialist and vice captain VR Raghunath scored a hat-tick along with...
  • World Hockey League, India vs Fiji: as it happened February 18, 2013

    Danish Mujtaba and VR Raghunath scored a hat-trick while Rupinderpal Singh and Malak Singh got a brace each in the 16-0 hammering....
  • What is Hockey World League and where India stand February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Cashing in on the success of inaugural Hockey India League (HIL), the International Hockey Federation (FIH) is ready to foster the Hockey World League in India - when Round 2 of the competition kicks off here from February 18. The league is divided into two phases. The first...
  • Indian men face Fiji in Hockey World League opener February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian men's and women's team will play their opening matches against Fiji and Kazakhstan, respectively, in the Hero Hockey World League Round 2 to be held here from Feb 18. China, Ireland, Bangladesh, Oman, Fiji and India are participating in the men's event, while in the women's group,...
  • 'Joker' tanks everywhere, but a huge hit in Fiji September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: 'Joker' may be a disaster of epic proportions everywhere, but it's breaking records in Fiji and is a bigger hit than even Shah Rukh Khan's 'Don 2' there, said film trade analyst Taran Adarsh. The overseas Box Office report for Joker is far from promising according to the collection...
  • Fiji is the new hotspot for Indian movies June 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Fiji islands are emerging as the latest hotspot for Indian films, with three movies, '3G', 'Warning' and 'Ammali Tumaali', being shot in the picturesque South Pacific island locales in less than a year. Neil Nitin Mukesh's new film '3G' began shooting in Fiji in mid-May. It has been...
  • Strong earthquake strikes South Pacific June 16, 2007

    Suva (Fiji): A powerful earthquake struck deep under the sea floor between Fiji and Tonga on Tuesday, scientists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warnings issued. The 6.2 magnitude quake happened shortly before 0230 hrs, IST, 407 km under the ocean floor about the same distance northwest...
  • 'India monitoring Fiji developments' June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: India is "closely monitoring" the developments in Fiji in the wake of last month's military coup, the fourth in 20 years, Defence Minister AK Antony said on Sunday. "We are closely monitoring the developments. The crisis will be handled properly," he said here at an interactive session on the...
  • Fiji coup to guard Indian interest? June 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Tuesday's bloodless military coup in Fiji was the fourth such incident in the island nation in the past 19 years. Fijian military chief Frank Bainimarama has cited Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase's divisive policies as the main reason for the ouster. "This is indeed an unusual and exceptional situation, which...
  • Military takes control in Fiji June 21, 2007

    Suva: Fiji's military commander announced on Tuesday he had taken control of the country from the elected government, confirming the South Pacific nation's fourth coup in less than two decades. "The military has taken over the government, has executive authority and the running of this country," Commodore Frank Bainimarama told a...
  • Progress in talks to avert Fiji coup November 30, 2006

    Suva (Fiji) Soldiers fired flares and set up checkpoints in a late-night show of force in Fiji's Capital, hours after the country's elected leader and its military commander ended talks aimed at averting a coup without achieving a breakthrough. The military said the action that started at midnight Wednesday and continued...