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  • Hawk-Eye makes badminton debut at India Open 03-04-2014 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: Renowned tracking system Hawk-Eye technology, used in sports like tennis to determine line calls, has made its badminton debut at the India Open Super Series here. After testing various instant-review technologies, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has contracted Hawk-Eye Innovations to provide instant-reviews for major events. This includes...
  • World T20 semi-final: India favourites against dangerous South Africa 03-04-2014 06:27 PM

    It all boils to one game now. One bad day and the four wins on a trot will count nothing for the tournament's only unbeaten team, India, as they take on a dangerous and trophy-hungry South Africa in the second semi-final of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 on Friday. India...
  • India favourites, South Africa underdogs: Faf du Plessis on WT20 semis 03-04-2014 05:38 PM

    Mirpur: South African skipper Faf du Plessis on Thursday said though he has learnt a lot from MS Dhoni during his stint with Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, he would be relying on his own style of captaincy when his team takes on India in the semi-finals of the...
  • Team India says Yuvraj Singh fit for World T20 semi-final 03-04-2014 05:16 PM

    India received a boost ahead of Friday's World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa when Yuvraj Singh was declared fit following an ankle injury, an official said. The dashing left-handed batsman hurt his left ankle while playing football with team-mates on Wednesday, but the Indian squad's media manager R.N. Baba said...
  • IOA forms ad-hoc panel to run boxing in India 03-04-2014 05:10 PM

    New Delhi: To ensure that boxers and coaches remain affected by the Federation's international termination and derecognition at home, the IOA on Thursday formed an ad-hoc Committee to handle issues related to coaching and selection in the beleaguered sport. The first Executive Council meeting of the IOA was held on...
  • AIFF waiting for FIFA feedback about venues for U-17 World Cup 03-04-2014 05:05 PM

    Jamshedpur: All India Football Federation (AIFF) will start the renovation work of the venues that will host the 2017 Under-17 World Cup after it gets the feedback from FIFA team. "We are waiting for the feedback from FIFA about the venues they have inspected recently and initiate action to upgrade...
  • Perez hopes Bahrain can make up for Sepang snooze 03-04-2014 05:00 PM

    Force India's Sergio Perez hoped Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix would mark the real start of his Formula One season after dismissing last weekend's Malaysian race as "boring" on Thursday. The Mexican did not start at Sepang due to a gearbox problem and spent the afternoon watching as a spectator instead....
  • A day's coaching by Shane Warne won't help South Africa: Ashwin 03-04-2014 04:32 PM

    Mirpur: Claiming to be at the top of his game right now, Indian offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday said he is not bothered by competition breathing down his neck as his endeavour is to improve himself. "To be really honest, I've never bothered about who's behind my shoulder. That's not...
  • Shuttler Sindhu drops to No.10 in rankings 03-04-2014 04:29 PM

    New Delhi: India's P.V. Sindhu dropped a place to No.10 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released on Thursday. The 2011 World Championship bronze medallist didn't help her cause as she lost the opener at the $250,000 India Open Super Series against Chinese World No.3 Shixian...
  • Sam Manekshaw, a soldier's General 03-04-2014 04:27 PM

    Born on 3 April 1914 into the Manekshaw family at Amritsar Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, India's first Field Marshal, has 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Captain Hormusji who saw service with the Royal British Army as a "Medical Officer" in the Middle Eastern region of Messopotamia during the "First...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kashyap in India Open quarters 03-04-2014 04:17 PM

    New Delhi: India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap won in contrasting styles to enter the quarter-finals of their respective categories at the $250,000 India Open Super Series here on Thursday. While eighth seeded Saina needed only 35 minutes to breeze past Thai Natcha Saengchote 21-15, 21-12, Kashyap beat...
  • 1971 war: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw quoted Bible, offered to quit 03-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Today is the 100th birth anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who died in 2008. Sam Manekshaw was known for both courage and a great sense of humour. He was very active till a few months before he died at Coonor in the Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu. His former...
  • Chittagong track will help pace and bounce: Amla 03-04-2014 02:32 PM

    Mirpur: Hashim Amla is all too aware that the performance of the India spinners will go a long way to deciding the World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa on Friday. The challenge posed by legspinner Amit Mishra and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who have each won two player-of-the-match awards so far...
  • India aim to seal World Group play-off slot in Davis Cup 03-04-2014 12:06 PM

    Busan: Their second best singles player is missing from the line-up but an upbeat India would fancy their chances against South Korea when the two teams clash here for a Davis Cup World Group play-off berth from Friday. India are without Yuki Bhambri, who was forced out of the tie...
  • Numbers game: India favourites to beat South Africa in World T20 semis 03-04-2014 11:40 AM

    The new world No. 1 Twenty20 team is on a roll. With four wins in as many games, India are hot favourites to extend South Africa's wait for a senior ICC trophy by ending the Proteas' run at the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in the semis. Group 2 toppers India...
  • Election Commission lodges FIR for Godhra posters 02-04-2014 10:49 PM

    The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday removed objectionable posters on Godhra riots in the outer premises of the Patna airport and lodged FIR in the matter. "The case has been lodged because the posters were of objectionable nature. It could have been intended to harm the communal harmony," Additional Chief...
  • India women beat Pakistan by 6 runs, seal berth in 2016 World T20 02-04-2014 10:24 PM

    Sylhet: India women on Wednesday defeated traditional rivals Pakistan by six runs in a low-scoring but close qualification play-off match of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 here to secure a direct ticket in the 2016 edition of the tournament. By virtue of this win, India finished joint fifth along with...
  • Dhoni is not higher than the game of Cricket: Zee to HC 02-04-2014 08:44 PM

    Chennai: Facing a Rs 100 crore defamation suit from India cricket captain MS Dhoni over its reports on IPL betting scam, Zee TV on Wednesday defended itself in Madras High Court, saying it merely reported the deposition of a suspended IPS officer. In its counter affidavit filed before the court...
  • Vijay Mallya calls for improvement in car for podium 02-04-2014 06:56 PM

    Sakhir: Sahara Force India have made a solid start to the 2014 Formula 1 season but more needs to be done for the coveted podium finish, said team boss Vijay Mallya ahead of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix. The Silverstone-squad finds itself in fifth position in the team standings after collecting...
  • Parupalli Kashyap stuns Zhengming in India Open 02-04-2014 06:53 PM

    New Delhi: India's Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday produced one of his finest performances as he stunned world number seven Chinese Zhengming Wang in a thrilling three-game victory in the USD 250,000 India Super Series badminton tournament here on Wednesday. Kashyap, who played with a strapping on his shoulder after suffering...
  • I needed this result as people need oxygen: Anand on Candidates win 02-04-2014 06:36 PM

    He has rediscovered his form in the game of 64 squares by winning the FIDE Candidates tournament and Viswanathan Anand is more than happy with the win, looking forward to beat numero uno player Magnus Carlsen in his quest to regain the World Championship later this year. Talking to CNN-IBN,...
  • Injured Yuvraj rested from India's practice session 02-04-2014 04:46 PM

    Mirpur: The left ankle injury during Wednesday's barefoot football match on Tuesday forced senior India batsman Yuvraj Singh to opt out of the team training session. Yuvraj sustained the injury during the team's customary football session at the BCB Academy in Mirpur. Later, he was seen limping with his left...
  • Second Australian gallery removes stolen Indian artefact from display 02-04-2014 03:58 PM

    A second Australian art gallery has removed from display a centuries-old statue following allegations the artefact was stolen from an ancient site in India and sold by a tainted Indian art dealer. The decision by the Art Gallery of New South Wales (NSW) follows a similar move by Canberra-based National...
  • This day, three years back, India won their second World Cup 02-04-2014 03:39 PM

    This day, three summers back, India joined Australia and West Indies to become only the third team to win the coveted ICC World Cup twice. It was April 2, 2011, when a six from skipper MS Dhoni fulfilled the dream of a nation and that man Sachin Tendulkar. India first...
  • India topple Sri Lanka to become No. 1 team in ICC T20 rankings 02-04-2014 03:14 PM

    Dubai: Riding on their superb unbeaten run in the World Twenty20 Championships so far, the Indian cricket team toppled Sri Lanka to clinch the top spot in the ICC rankings issued on Wednesday. "India have moved ahead of Sri Lanka into the number-one position on the Reliance ICC T20I Team...
  • Exclusive: Not worried about rupee overvaluation right now, says Rajan 02-04-2014 02:41 PM

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan said he was not worried about rupee overvaluation for now. Strong foreign fund inflows over the last couple of months have lifted the rupee to an 8-month high, stoking concerns that India's exports could become uncompetitive. "When we were at 60/$, people...
  • Team India's check-list for South Africa test in World T20 semis 02-04-2014 02:05 PM

    A fortnight ago, more than two months into 2014, India had only beaten Bangladesh and Afghanistan. But in the last 15 days of the financial year, the team made good gains at the ICC World Twenty20 to compensate for the losses it suffered in South Africa, New Zealand and at...
  • Mithali retains fifth spot in Women's T20 batting rankings 02-04-2014 01:51 PM

    Dubai: India captain Mithali Raj has retained her fifth position to be the highest-placed Indian batter, while Poonam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur also figured in the top 10 list of the latest ICC Women's Player Rankings for T20 issued on Wednesday. Mithali, with 646 points, is placed behind Meg Lanning...
  • Injury scare for Yuvraj Singh ahead of WT20 semi-final 02-04-2014 10:14 AM

    Mirpur: Football remained pretty much a part of Indian cricketers' training stints but what was unusual on Tuesday was that they played barefoot, the hour-long leisurely session reflecting the team's new-found confidence following its qualification to the World Twenty20 semi-finals. It however left veteran Yuvraj Singh with a crepe bandage...
  • SWOT Analysis: the Board of Control for Cricket in India 02-04-2014 10:03 AM

    It is tempting to do a SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat) analysis on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) running the most popular game in the country for which it receives more often brickbats than bouquets. In a country where cricket is deemed religion and for...