HANDSHAKE

  • No handshake, but USIran ties set to thaw September 25, 2013

    Washington: A historic handshake between US President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was not to be. But in unmistakable signs of thaw both leaders signalled in their UN speeches a willingness to talk, with Obama saying Washington was "not seeking regime change" and Rouhani stating that Tehran "does...
  • RJD hits out at Nitish for Modi handshake May 6, 2012

    Patna: Bihar's opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal on Saturday hit out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, questioning his secular credentials after he warmly greeted his Gujarat counterpart, the Bharatiya Janata Party's Narendra Modi, at a meeting in New Delhi. Leader of Opposition Abdul Bari Siddiqui said that Nitish Kumar's handshake with Modi...
  • Liverpool sponsors disappointed by Suarez affair February 14, 2012

    London: Liverpool's biggest sponsors criticized the club on Monday for their conduct during the fractious Premier League match against Manchester United that was marred by Luis Suarez's refusal to shake hands with Patrice Evra. The image of one of England's most successful teams took another battering on Saturday when Suarez snubbed...
  • Suarez apologizes for snubbing Evra handshake February 13, 2012

    London: Luis Suarez apologized on Sunday for snubbing Patrice Evra in a prematch handshake as Liverpool publicly condemned the striker for the first time in a longrunning racism row that has tarnished the name of one of England's biggest clubs. The Uruguay international was widely criticized for failing to shake Evra's...
  • 'Lost respect' for Suarez, says Ferdinand February 12, 2012

    Manchester: Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he has "lost respect" for Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan refused to shake hands with Patrice Evra prior to Manchester United's 21 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford. Saturday's encounter between the two sides saw Suarez start for the first time since returning from an...
  • Dalglish defends Suarez after handshake snub February 12, 2012

    Manchester: Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish claimed he was unaware that Luis Suarez had refused to shake Manchester United defender Patrice Evra's hand before their defeat at Old Trafford, and insisted the Uruguayan was not to blame for a tense match on Saturday. Suarez, who was given an eightmatch ban earlier in...
  • 'Suarez should never play for Liverpool again' February 11, 2012

    London: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has slammed Luis Suarez, saying he should never play for Liverpool again after refusing to shake the hand of Patrice Evra before Saturday's Premier League match between the fierce rivals. Wayne Rooney scored twice, before a late consolation from Suarez, as Manchester United beat Liverpool...
  • Watch: Suarez refuses to shake hands with Evra February 11, 2012

    Manchester: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez refused to shake Manchester United defender Patrice Evra's hand, when the two were involved in an angry confrontation on Saturday during a prematch handshake in the players' first meeting since the Liverpool forward was banned for racially abusing the France international. Evra extended his hand to...
  • Want to live longer? Get a grip! September 16, 2010

    London: A firm handshake could be a sign of a longer life expectancy, according to British researchers. Scientists at the Medical Research Council found that elderly people who could still give a firm handshake and walk at a brisk pace were likely to outlive their slower peers. They found simple measures of...
  • Peck is healthier than a handshake, says new study January 14, 2008

    London: The next time you greet a person, make sure you avoid shaking hands. Instead give a peck on his or her cheek it's healthier for you. A team of international researchers has carried out a study and found that people who greet each other with handshakes are much...