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  • Force India scale the F1 heights 07-04-2014 09:40 AM

    Manama: Force India reached the giddy heights of second place in the Formula One constructors' championship on Sunday after Mexican Sergio Perez secured only the second podium finish in the team's history. The McLaren discard's third place in the floodlit Bahrain Grand Prix brought the added satisfaction of knocking his...
  • CJ Youngistan: A song that will inspire you to vote 07-04-2014 09:31 AM

    This election song by Shillong Chamber Choir will inspire you to vote. ...
  • 'Accidental' skipper Malinga relishes World T20 success 07-04-2014 09:31 AM

    Mirpur: Lasith Malinga found himself thrust into the Sri Lankan captaincy midway through the World Twenty20 and emerged with the trophy in his arms on Sunday after three heady weeks in Bangladesh. Having twice gone down in the final, Sri Lanka entered the tournament under the leadership of 24-year-old Dinesh...
  • Watch: 2014 Lok Sabha elections begin, voting on in Assam, Tripura 07-04-2014 08:44 AM

    Voting is on in Assam and Tripura as the first of the 9-phase 2014 Lok Sabha election began on Monday. The fate of 51 candidates from 5 constituencies in Assam will be decided while 13 candidates will contest in the multi-cornered fight in Tripura. More than 235 security companies have...
  • Yuvraj Singh should not be singled out, says father Yograj 07-04-2014 08:39 AM

    Chandigarh: Yuvraj Singh's father Yograj came out in defence of his son, saying the left-handed batsman, who struggled for his 11 runs off 21 balls, should not be singled out for India's loss in the ICC World T20 final. "Yuvraj should not be singled out," Yograj said when asked if...
  • Stones pelted at Yuvraj Singh's house in Chandigarh 07-04-2014 08:26 AM

    Soon after Team India's defeat in World T20 final against Sri Lanka, security was beefed up around the house of Yuvraj Singh in Chandigarh on Sunday night. If reports are to be believed, the angry fans showered their frustration with stones. Yuvraj, who scored a struggling 21-ball 11, not only...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka celebrate biggest win in 18 years 07-04-2014 08:26 AM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka fans at home burst firecrackers and danced on the streets as the national team won the T20 WC title beating India by six wickets in Dhaka on Sunday. Instant celebrations broke out at cricket grounds and public parks in the capital Colombo as well as in suburban...
  • Sri Lanka beat India to win World Twenty20 07-04-2014 08:14 AM

    Playing his final T20 International, Sangakkara hit a match-winning 52 not out after Sri Lanka restricted India to a paltry 130/4 in the final on Sunday. ...
  • I don't think game of cricket owes us anything: Kumar Sangakkara 07-04-2014 12:27 AM

    Mirpur: Kumar Sangakkara's eloquence is unquestionable and he was grace personified on the final day of his T20 International career stating that it was a privilege to play the sport and it "does not owe anything to the players". It turned out to be a fitting farewell for Sangakkara and...
  • MS Dhoni defends underfire Yuvraj Singh, says he tried his best 07-04-2014 12:08 AM

    Mirpur: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday did not sound convincing as he desperately tried to defend Yuvraj Singh whose painstaking 21-ball 11 put paid to India's hopes of a historic treble. India's quest ended in heartbreak as a gutsy Sri Lanka produced a clinical display to win their maiden...
  • Force India on Bahrain GP podium as Sergio Perez finishes third 06-04-2014 11:32 PM

    Sergio Perez scored Force India's second ever podium in the team's seven-year history after the Mexican driver finished third in the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton clinched victory after he overtook team-mate and pole position man Nico Rosberg at...
  • World T20: It was a perfect day for Sri Lanka, says MS Dhoni 06-04-2014 11:15 PM

    Mipur: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday admitted that his batsmen couldn't execute the plans well in the last four overs against Sri Lanka in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. "In the middle overs, our batsmen tried our best to...
  • Man of the Series Virat Kohli pleased with World T20 outing 06-04-2014 11:03 PM

    Mirpur: Virat Kohli, who won the World Twenty20 player of the tournament award, said that India reaching the final was the most pleasing thing for him. Sri Lanka beat India in the final to win the 2014 World T20 title for the first time after reaching the finals in the...
  • Lewis Hamilton edges Nico Rosberg to win Bahrain Grand Prix 06-04-2014 10:45 PM

    Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after an intense race-long duel to take victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday. The two Mercedes were predictably in a different league to their rivals and recorded their second one-two finish in eight days after victory last weekend in Malaysia. With...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka lift maiden World T20 title beating India 06-04-2014 10:06 PM

    First determination, then emotion. That's how Sri Lanka approached the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 final. The team knew Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara won't slip into a T20 jersey again after Sunday. But they didn't let that emotional thought affect their determination of achieving what they couldn't in 2009 and...
  • Lee Chong Wei, Shixian Wang win India Open badminton titles 06-04-2014 09:13 PM

    New Delhi: Defending champion Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances to retain the men's singles title with a straight-game victory over familiar foe Chen Long of China in the finals of the USD 250,000 Yonex Sunrise Metlife India Super Series on Sunday. In an all-Chinese women's singles...
  • World T20 Final: SL limit India to 130/4 despite Kohli blitz 06-04-2014 08:48 PM

    Sri Lanka dropped Virat Kohli when he was on 11 but then conceded just 19 off the last four overs to compensate for the 66 Kohli scored more. That and Yuvraj Singh's struggling 11 off 21 balls limited India to a below-par 130 for 4 in the ICC World Twenty20...
  • As it happened: World T20, India vs Sri Lanka Final 06-04-2014 05:03 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Playing his final T20 International, Sangakkara hit a match-winning 52 not out after Sri Lanka restricted India to a paltry 130/4 in the final on Sunday. Pre-match: Familiarity counts for nothing when pride and prize are at stake in...
  • World T20: Final destination for Team India and Sri Lanka 06-04-2014 02:35 PM

    The anticipation that subcontinent teams will dominate the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 has turned into reality. India and Sri Lanka will contest the final, and it promises to be a battle that may well go down to the wire. On form, two best-performing teams have qualified for the summit clash....
  • India Inc eyes poll booster to create 2 million new jobs 06-04-2014 01:37 PM

    The upcoming general elections are set to play a key role in the job market, with HR experts pinning their hopes on a stable government to help create over two million new jobs and boost hiring activities by 30-40 per cent this year. As per estimates of various human resource...
  • MS Dhoni arranges final ticket for Pakistan fan 06-04-2014 01:32 PM

    Mirpur: There is one thing about MS Dhoni that even his staunch critics will applaud. Whether he is on or off the field, he loves to walk the talk. So, when he declared that the hostility associated with an India-Pakistan encounter is long over, Dhoni meant it and his latest...
  • World T20 Final: Will it turn out to be the battle of spinners? 06-04-2014 12:21 PM

    History repeats itself. After three years and four days since the 2011 ICC World Cup final, the two Asian neighbours - India and Sri Lanka - are again standing at the cusp of history; this time, though, to decide who wears the crown in the other limited-overs format as they...
  • Somdev wins, India enter Davis Cup World Group playoffs 06-04-2014 11:44 AM

    Busan: The Indian Davis Cup team entered the World Group playoffs after notching up a historic away triumph over Korea following Somdev Devvarman's win over Yong-Kyu Lim in the reverse singles of the Group I Asia/Oceania second round tie here on Sunday. Somdev prevailed 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 in the...
  • Jaipur girl Koyal Rana wins Miss India 2014 title 06-04-2014 10:24 AM

    Mumbai: Jaipur girl Koyal Rana was crowned the new Femina Miss India 2014 in a star studded event at the Yash Raj Studio in Mumbai on Saturday night. She was crowned with the Miss India World title and was selected amongst 24 other gorgeous finalist. The runners up were Jhataleka...
  • World T20 Final: Lots at stake for Team India and Sri Lanka 06-04-2014 10:05 AM

    India vs Sri Lanka match-ups haven't generated much interest of late, but the one on Sunday is different - it's for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 trophy. From farewells to history to breaking jinx, the 40-over slugfest will have lots at stake when the two subcontinent giants meet. Here's what...
  • World T20 Final: India aim at a treble against jinxed Sri Lanka 06-04-2014 08:21 AM

    Familiarity counts for nothing when pride and prize are at stake in equal measure. Not many are risking a guess for this one. The 2014 ICC World Twenty20 final is placed on a knife's edge, even before it begins. There have been 19 tournament finals contested between India and Sri...