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  • Heena Sidhu, Goel qualify for women's 10m air pistol finals 20 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Ace Indian shooter Heena Sidhu qualified for the 10-metre air pistol finals of the 2014 Commonwealth Games by raking in the maximum points in qualification at the Barry Buddon Shooting centre on Friday. World No.1 Sidhu, who took the top spot after her historic win at the Munich World Cup...
  • Photo: Queen Elizabeth II photobombs Australian athlete's selfie at the Commonwealth Games 17 minutes ago

    Queen Elizabeth II is not known for her grasp of social media, but she tapped into a trend when she inadvertently photobombed an Australian athlete's selfie at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. Hockey player Jayde Taylor was posing for a photograph with a teammate when the 88-year-old British monarch moved into...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 Live Blog: Heena, Malaika through to 10m air pistol final 25 minutes ago

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live Updates Day 1 Round-up: Sukhen Dey and K Sanjita Chanu stole the limelight by clinching a gold each in weightlifting, as India launched their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games with a flourish, winning seven medals in all on the opening...
  • 'Hunger Games,' 'Divergent' pushed aside for new Comic Con fare 3 hours 9 minutes ago

    Reuters: Young adult film franchises have dominated the conversation at San Diego's annual Comic Con gathering in recent years, but as the buzz-building convention kicked off on Thursday, the absence of established blockbusters has allowed studios to push new fare targeting a similar audience. Without the star-studded film panels promoting November's...
  • Indian judokas create history by winning three medals 4 hours 41 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian judokas produced the country's best-ever performance by bagging three medals on the opening day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Friday. Shushila Likmabam (women's 48kg) and Navjot Chana (men's 60kg) clinched a silver each while Kalpana Thoudam (women's 52kg) bagged a bronze to begin India's campaign on...
  • India blow away Ghana, Uganda in mixed team badminton 4 hours 32 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers launched their Commonwealth Games campaign on a resounding note as they blanked minnows Ghana and Uganda 5-0 in Group B matches of the mixed team event at the 20th edition of the multi-sport event. Having thrashed Ghana in their opener, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa crushed M Nankabirwa...
  • CWG 2014: Indian hockey resumes revival battle in Glasgow 6 hours 8 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Hoping to salvage some pride after a disappointing World Cup outing and also end its title drought in the process, a talented but unpredictable Indian men's hockey team will open its Commonwealth Games campaign against a lowly Wales here on Friday. Clubbed in Pool A along side Wales, Scotland, South...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian boxers begin medal hunt today 6 hours 16 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Left isolated internationally due to the administrative mess at home, Indian boxers' proven track record of excelling in extreme adversity will be put to a severe test when they start their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Friday. With seven medals, three of them gold and four bronze,...
  • CWG 2014: Sukhen, Sanjita lift gold as India off to a rousing start 6 hours 43 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Sukhen Dey and K Sanjita Chanu stole the limelight by clinching a gold each in weightlifting, as India launched their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games with a flourish, winning seven medals in all on the opening day of the competitions in Glasgow. Judokas Navjot Chana and Shushila Likmabam had...
  • CWG 2014: Weightlifters Sanjita, Sukhen win Gold medals for India on Day 1 11 hours 7 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Sukhen Dey and K Sanjita Chanu stole the limelight by clinching a Gold each in weightlifting, as India launched their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games with a flourish, winning seven medals in all on the opening day of the competitions here. India is at 4th spot in medals...
  • CWG 2014: Dey gets India's second Gold in weightlifting, bronze for Mali 12 hours 14 minutes ago

    Glasgow: India's Sukhen Dey has won the gold medal with a splendid lift in the clean and jerk. His compatriot Ganesh Mali took the bronze. Dey comfortably lifted 139 kg in his second attempt even as the other weightlifters made heavy weather of it. Dey, who won a silver behind Hamizan Aminul...
  • CWG 2014: India's Navjot, Sushila win silver medals in judo 14 hours 53 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian judokas Navjot Chana and Shushila Likmabam had to be contend with a silver medal each after they failed to clear the final hurdle in the men's 60kg and women's 48kg events, respectively, on the opening day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Thursday. There was a bronze...
  • CWG 2014: Weightlifter Sanjita Khumukcham wins India's first Gold in Glasgow 13 hours 17 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom bagged a gold and silver, respectively, in women's 48kg weightlifting in a display of overwhelming domination to open India's medal account on the opening day of the competition in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Thursday. Sanjita won with a total lift of 173kg (77+96)...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women's hockey team beat Canada 4-2 16 hours 24 minutes ago

    Glasgow: The Indian women's hockey team got off to a rollicking start as it comfortably beat Canada 4-2 in its opening group A match at the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. Seasoned Rani Rampaul opened the scoring in the 22nd minute followed by Poonam Rani in the 29th minute while...
  • News 360: Telangana BJP opposes Sania as state's brand ambassador 17 hours 20 minutes ago

    A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughter-in-law of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. ...
  • Glasgow Games to be Abhinav Bindra's last CWG appearance 17 hours 43 minutes ago

    Glasgow: India's lone individual gold medallist in Olympics, Abhinav Bindra on said the ongoing Commonwealth Games here will be his last appearance at the multi-sport extravaganza. "Tom I will compete in my 5th CWG. This will be my last appearance at the games Hope to have some fun. Cont," Bindra tweeted...
  • CWG 2014: Disappointing show by Indian cyclists in Glasgow 17 hours 49 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian cyclists did not have an ideal start to their campaign in the Commonwealth Games as they failed to qualify for the finals of both men's sprint event and Men's 400m team pursuit on the opening day of the track cycling competition at Glasgow on Thursday. In the men's sprint...
  • CWG 2014: Abhinav Bindra, Heena Sidhu look to start with a bang in shooting 5 hours 50 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and world number one in women's 10-metre air pistol, Heena Sidhu, are expected to set the tone for the strong Indian shooting team, which begins its campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Friday. The other Indian shooters in action on the second day of...
  • Commonwealth Games: Judokas lead the way for India on Day 1 18 hours 39 minutes ago

    India launched their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games with a flourish with judokas Navjot Chana and Shushila Likmabam assuring the team of at least two silver medals. ...
  • CWG 2014: Indian TT teams off to solid start in Glasgow 19 hours 12 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian men and women's table tennis team made a comfortable start at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, defeating Vanuatu and Barbados respectively at the Scotstoun Sports Campus on Thursday. The women's team, surprise silver medallists in Delhi four years ago, blanked Barbados 3-0 courtesy a clinical performance by Shamini Kumaresan, Manika...
  • CWG 2014: Three Indians win their squash opener 19 hours 21 minutes ago

    Glasgow: India's Anaka Alankamony, Harinder Pal Sandhu and Mahesh Mangaonkar won their respective opening singles convincingly in the squash competition of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. Alankamony breezed past Kenya's Khaleqa Nimji 11-2, 11-3, 11-6 to reach the round of 32 at the Scotstoun Sports Campus. The Indian faces...
  • CWG 2014: India blow away Ghana 5-0 in mixed team badminton 19 hours 22 minutes ago

    Glasgow: The Indian badminton team launched its Commonwealth Games campaign with a dominating 5-0 win over minnows Ghana in a Group B match of the mixed team event at the 20th edition of the multi-sport event on Thursday. India hardly broke any sweat as Parupalli Kashyap started the proceeding, spanking Daniel...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian para-powerlifter Sachin Choudhary caught for doping 19 hours 30 minutes ago

    The Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games was left red-faced on Thursday after para-powerlifter Sachin Choudhary returned positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency last month. Choudhary, who was a late inclusion in the Indian team for the Games, left Glasgow on the...
  • Snapshot: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wears a black trench coat, sports a bouffant hairdo at the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2014 20 hours 11 minutes ago

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was snapped at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The actress attended an event organised by the luxury watch brand Longines. Looking ravishing in a black trench coat and black boots, Aishwarya attended the photocall with elan. She completed her look with an...
  • Indian flag shown upside down on Masterchef Australia and Commonwealth Games' official video; outrage on social media 23 hours 18 minutes ago

    The 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow came under a cloud after users on social media pointed out that the official video of the Games posted in June, showed the Indian flag being held up upside down. Interestingly, a new episode of the popular cooking show Masterchef Australia also showed the...
  • Olympic champion Mo Farah pulls out of Commonwealth Games 23 hours 21 minutes ago

    Olympic and world middle distance champion Mo Farah withdrew from England's Commonwealth Games team on Thursday, saying he was not fully fit following a recent illness. The 31-year-old Farah, who won the 5,000 and 10,000 metres titles at the London Olympics and the world championships in Moscow last year, was preparing...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Full India schedule Yesterday

    Badminton Participants (men): P. Kashyap, K Srikanth, RMV Gurusaidutt, Akshay Dewalkar, Pranaav Jerry Chopra Participants (women): PV Sindhu, PC Thulasi, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa Mixed Teams Group Play from 13.30 onwards Hockey 20.30: India vs Canada - women Judo 17.30: Men's 60 kg - Round of 16 onwards - Navjot Chana in action 18.30: Men's 66 kg -...
  • ICC rejects 2018 offer, cricket stays out of Commonwealth Games Yesterday

    Mumbai: Cricket's absence from Commonwealth Games will continue at least until the 2018 Games in Australia after the International Cricket Council (ICC) turned down an invitation from the governing body of the multi-sport event. South Africa won the gold medal when cricket, in its 50-over format, made its only appearance at...
  • As it happened: Commonwealth Games 2014, Day 1 in Glasgow 11 hours 38 minutes ago

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live Updates) The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games will see close to 5000 athletes from 71 nations of the erstwhile British empire compete for the top honours. A total of 261 medal events across 18 sports will be contested over 11 days...
  • CWG 2014: India's badminton stars look to better 2010 run Yesterday

    Glasgow: Despite star shuttler Saina Nehwal's last-minute pull-out, India will look to maintain their impressive run when they begin their campaign with a clash against minnows Ghana in the mixed team event of the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. India had won two gold, one silver and one bronze in...