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  • Sonia Gandhi leads by 1.21 lakh votes May 16, 2014

    In contrast to her party's rout in Uttar Pradesh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday seemed set to retain her Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat. According to election officials, she led over BJP's Ajay Agarwal by 1.21 lakh votes. The only other Congress candidate leading in Uttar Pradesh was its vice president Rahul...
  • BJP leads in 10 seats in Chhattisgarh, Ajit Jogi trailing in Mahasumund May 16, 2014

    Raipur: 7:44 pm: Ajit Jogi is trailing in Mahasumund with mere 14 votes. The ruling BJP is maintaining dominance in Chhattisgarh today, leading in 10 out of 11 Lok Sabha seats, with Tamradhwaj Sahu in Durg, the only Congress candidate who is ahead in the counting. BJP's state unit chief Vishnudeo...
  • Modi wins from Varanasi, likely to take oath as PM on May 21 May 16, 2014

    BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has won in Varanasi against his nearest rival Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party. He is liely to take oath as PM on May 21 in Varanasi, according to ETV sources. According to trends available by 11 AM, Modi had polled 38,360 votes as against...
  • BJP ahead in 22 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan May 16, 2014

    BJP candidates were leading in 22 and Congress in one out of 25 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan. Congress candidate Namonarain Meena from Dausa, C P Joshi from Jaipur rural, Sachin Pilot from Ajmer, Dr Girija Vyas from Chittorgarh all Congress were trailing behind their BJP rivals. BJP's Dushyant Singh,...
  • South Africa's ruling ANC takes lead in election May 9, 2014

    Pretoria: The ruling African National Congress (ANC) took a clear lead on Thursday in South Africa's first "Born Free" election, featuring voters with no memory of the whiteminority rule that ended in 1994. Election officials said they were investigating a shooting death in rural KwaZuluNatal, the home of President Jacob Zuma....
  • CSA lauds Dale Steyn on top cricket award April 9, 2014

    Cricket South Africa has lauded fast bowler Dale Steyn on being named the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2014 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which was published on Wednesday. "South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for 2013, a year in which he...
  • At 23, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison clicked an iconic selfie at the Taj Mahal during his 1966 India visit March 24, 2014

    George Harrison, the lead guitarist for the Beatles, visited India in 1966. He was 23 year old then. He visited the iconic Taj Mahal like any ordinary tourist and decided to click a selfie. Harrison travelled to New Delhi the same year and bought a sitar from Rikhi Ram &...
  • Sachin Tendulkar ends Ranji Trophy career with a matchwinning knock October 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar bid his firstclass career a goodbye in style on Wednesday, leading Mumbai to a fourwicket win over Haryana in the Ranji Trophy at Lahli with his 79 not out. Tendulkar, who failed in the first innings of his last Ranji Trophy game scoring just 5, was...
  • Our book is about "personal" leadership: Prasad Kaipa and Navi Radjou May 1, 2013

    Leaders insist on sticking to the timetested formulae of either functional leadershipthat focuses on operational excellence or smart leadershipthat focuses on growth. When a leaders focus is too functional, the organization becomes introverted and can focus too much on bottomline profitability while missing out on topline growth opportunities. But when...
  • This Aussie team not weakest ever to tour India, says Gavaskar March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Legendary Sunil Gavaskar does not believe that the present Australian team is the weakest to have toured India, but feels the Michael Clarke-led outfit is undoubtedly the most inexperienced side to have visited the Indian shores. India Monday recorded a six-wicket victory in the third cricket Test against Australia...
  • Dhawan 2nd India batsman to win MoM on Test debut March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: On Monday in Mohali, India's Shikhar Dhawan was named the Man of the Match for his first-innings 187 off 174 balls which helped set up India's seven-wicket win over Australia. It marked the 28th time that a cricketer had won the match award on Test debut, but just...
  • Shikhar Dhawan's knock made the difference March 18, 2013

    CNN-IBN's cricket expert Kris Srikkanth praises Shikhar Dhawan who on his India Test debut scored 187, helping the team register a six-wicket win in the third Test against Australia at Mohali....
  • After 19 years, India win three Tests in a row March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Monday in Mohali marked the end of a 19-year run for India in which they failed to win three consecutive Test matches in the same series. The last time they achieved this was in 1994 when a Mohammad Azharuddin-led India beat Sri Lanka 3-0 when the islanders were...
  • Third time's a charm: India record first hat-trick against Australia March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: By beating Australia by six wickets on day five in Mohali on Monday, India not only reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar Trophy but also achieved a new high - victory by 3-0 over the Australians. Never in the history of India v Australia Test series had the former ever won...
  • Kolkata: Bengal Leads summit set to begin January 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Being termed as West Bengal's Gujarat Summit, which wrapped up after a successful show on Saturday last week, the Trinamool government's Bengal Leads Conclave is set to begin at the industrial town of Haldia on Tuesday. The second edition of the threeday industrial fair is intended to showcase the...
  • US: Romney slips ahead of Obama after debate, shows poll October 9, 2012

    Washington: US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's strong performance in last week's debate helped him pull ahead of President Barack Obama, a Pew Research Center poll showed on Monday. Likely voters favored Romney in the presidential race by 49 per cent to Obama's 45 per cent, while Romney came up...
  • Obama still more liked than Romney despite poor debate October 7, 2012

    Washington: Mitt Romney's strong debate performance did little to convince more voters he understands them or is a "good person" even though he has narrowed President Barack Obama's overall poll lead, according to a Reuters/Ipsos survey released on Saturday. Just a month before the November 6 election, the Democratic president...
  • US presidential debate: Can Romney catch up with Obama's lead? October 5, 2012

    Romney came across as aggressive and polished, while Obama appeared laid back and unassertive in the first debate. ...
  • US presidential debate: Can Romney catch up with Obama's lead? October 4, 2012

    Republican Mitt Romney came across as aggressive and polished, while Democrat Barack Obama appeared laid back and unassertive in a presidential debate on Wednesday that showcased their differences in style as much as substance. Can Romney catch up with Obama in the crucial elections? Join CNNIBN's Suhasini Haidar for an...
  • Asians leading users of smartphones in the US: Survey September 25, 2012

    New York: Sixty six per cent of Asian community in the US owns smartphones, making them the leading users of such devices in the country, according to the findings of a new survey. As many as sixtysix per cent of Asians, 56 per cent of Hispanics and 55 per cent...
  • Davis Cup: India clean sweep New Zealand 50 September 16, 2012

    Chandigarh: India won the last two dead rubbers against New Zealand here on Sunday to win the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I first round playoff 50. Yuki Bhambri and Sanam Singh won their respective reverse singles after India had already avoided relegation into Group II on Saturday by taking an unassailable...
  • Tamil Nadu: Ayurveda safe, say Vaidyas August 27, 2012

    Coimbatore: The community of Ayurvedic practitioners here have reacted strongly to a report published by US health researchers a few days ago claiming documented evidence of lead poisoning risks among pregnant women who took Ayurvedic medicine. While they admitted that the Ayurvedic medicines did contain lead compounds widely criticised...
  • From supporting actors to lead stars May 8, 2012

    Mumtaz, Vinod Khanna and Shatrughan Sinha have been star examples of supporting actors who took over as main leads in the past. But a look at a few recent and forthcoming releases, and you'll see more cases of character actors graduating into lead stars. And as Lasyapriya Sundaram found out,...
  • India becoming capital of lead poisoning April 24, 2012

    BANGALORE: The future of leads impact on our society is alarming. With a policy plan to generate 12.3 gigaWatts of electricity from solar energy in India, we are on the verge of becoming the world capital of lead poisoning. Students and researchers will be facing challenges with opportunity in the...
  • Ganguly doing a 'Korbo Lorbo' for Pune April 23, 2012

    Some get frustrated, some angry, some sport a cynical smile, and he drives many of us bananas at times. Watching Sourav Ganguly play at 39, internationally retired, nicking more than hitting can be excruciating. But put a captain's armband on him and you see Ganguly transforming into an...
  • Sangakkara first to get double Wisden honour April 11, 2012

    London: Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara has been chosen as both one of the 'Five Cricketers of the Year' and the 'Leading Cricketer in the World' for 2011 in the 2012 edition of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, it was announced on Wednesday. The 34yearold Sangakkara, one of the outstanding batsmen of...
  • IndianAmericans increase political clout in US March 11, 2012

    Washington: Having doubled its population in the last decade, IndianAmericans have emerged as a powerful political group in the US that the Republican and the Democratic parties cannot ignore in a presidential election year. According to 2010 census, more than 11.54 lakh IndianAmericans are eligible to vote as against 5.76 lakhs...
  • Do away with Duleep, Deodhar trophies: Chopra February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India opener Aakash Chopra believes that "meaningless" tournaments like Duleep and Deodhar trophies should be done away with to improve the domestic cricket structure of the country. Chopra, who is a key member of Ranji Trophy champions Rajasthan, also advocated the need to introduce points for batting and...
  • Nigeria's lead poisoning 'worst' in modern history February 8, 2012

    Abuja: A lead poisoning in Nigeria's northern state of Zamfara which has killed more than 400 children and affected thousands is "worst" in modern history, an international watch dog has said. Nigeria needs USD 4 million to clean up the area but cleanup has not even begun in many areas, the...
  • Battle over 'Mehrunissa's female lead continues February 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Apparently a disagreement over who to cast as the female lead has cost UTV a film. Producer Nikhil Advani has gone ahead and collaborated with DAR Motion Pictures for coproducing Sudhir Mishra's magnum opus 'Mehrunissa' starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor. UTV was earlier supposed to produce this film. Has...