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  • Salman Khan held guilty of all charges in 2002 hit-and-run case 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been pronounced guilty by a Mumbai Sessions Court of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case which could see him spend a long time in jail. While declaring the verdict Additional Sessions judge DW Deshpande observed that it was unlikely that Salman Khan's...
  • Pair avoid jail time over former Black Cap Jesse Ryder assault 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    Wellington: Two New Zealand men who were involved in a bar fight that left former Black Cap Jesse Ryder in an induced coma were handed non-custodial sentences on Wednesday, reports said. Ryder was injured after an altercation outside a Christchurch pub in March 2013, spending six days in hospital before eventually...
  • Filmmaker Mani Ratnam hale and hearty, visited hospital for a regular checkup 2 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam visited a private hospital here on Tuesday for a master health checkup. Contrary to the rumours, he was not hospitalised due to cardiac problems. "Mani and his wife were holidaying in Delhi. A master health checkup was long overdue. He got it in done in...
  • Juventus down Real Madrid 2-1 in 1st leg of Champions League semi-final 10 hours 41 minutes ago

    Turin: Juventus striker Carlos Tevez smashed home a second-half penalty as the hosts stunned holders Real Madrid with a 2-1 win in an absorbing Champions League semi-final, first leg on Tuesday. The irrepressible Argentine, playing some of the best football of his career, won the spot kick just before the hour...
  • Bharat FC shock Mohun Bagan 1-0 in I-League 13 hours 13 minutes ago

    A blunder by skipper Shilton Paul cost table toppers Mohun Bagan dear as wooden spooners Bharat FC beat them 1-0 in an I-League football match on Tuesday. Veteran Manipuri forward Subhash Singh scored the only goal of the match in the 34th minute via rebound when Bagan custodian Paul fluffed his...
  • EPL: Phil Jones ready to boost Manchester United's top-four ambition 14 hours 16 minutes ago

    Manchester United could have defender Phil Jones back for the final three games of their season as they try to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League. The versatile England international has been out since mid-April with an ankle injury but played for United's under-21s on Monday and came through...
  • India beat Japan 2-0 in second hockey Test 14 hours 37 minutes ago

    Bhubaneswar: A confident India outfit pulled off a 2-0 win over Japan in the second match of the four Test series on Tuesday. The Indians surged into the lead through a 27th minute strike from SK Uthappa before Dharamvir Singh doubled the lead in the 48th minute. The match had an interesting...
  • Floyd Mayweather flaunts $100 million cheque, says 'No pictures, please' 15 hours 18 minutes ago

    The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn't help but show it to a few reporters when the night was done. "No pictures, though," Mayweather said, sliding the check out of an envelope. "Don't want any pictures of it." The check will soon be...
  • AAP government decides to monitor content of news channels 15 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In another sign of its disenchantment with the media, the AAP government has decided to closely monitor all the news channels while Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked it to spare wives and children of party leaders from being dragged into controversies. In a first, an order has been issued...
  • Waqar to lose his coach job if Pakistan don't beat Bangladesh: report 16 hours 6 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis is likely to face the axe if the national cricket team fails to win the Test series against Bangladesh. Inquiries carried out by PTI have confirmed that the former Test captain, who is now in the second year of his coaching assignment with the Pakistan...
  • Maria Sharapova advances to 3rd round of Madrid Open 16 hours 57 minutes ago

    Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round of the Madrid Open by beating Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday. The third-seeded Russian broke Duque-Marino's serve four times while saving three break points on her own serve. "She is someone who if you give her time creates angles, slices and usually...
  • Serena Williams on fast track to break record, says Navratilova 17 hours 18 minutes ago

    Serena Williams can break Margaret Court's record of 24 grand slam singles despite being five short at an age when most players have retired, according to Martina Navratilova. American world number one Williams has bagged 19 singles slams, the most recent coming at this year's Australian Open. Logic suggests that, at 33,...
  • Haven't spoken to Guardiola since he left Barcelona: Lionel Messi 17 hours 46 minutes ago

    Barcelona striker Lionel Messi revealed on Tuesday that he hasn't spoken to Pep Guardiola since his former coach left the Spanish side to coach German club Bayern Munich. Guardiola left Barcelona after four trophy-filled seasons and took a sabbatical from coaching. He joined Bayern in 2013, reports Xinhua. Barcelona face Bayern in...
  • Bopanna-Mergea advance in Madrid Open doubles 18 hours 45 minutes ago

    Madrid: Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea defeated Marin Draganja and Henri Kontinen 5-7, 7-6(5), 10-6 in the Round of 32 at the $4,660,678 Madrid Open tennis tournament here. The Indo-Romanian pair were involved in a fierce contest with fortunes swaying both ways. Bopanna-Mergea won 77 of the 153 points played on...
  • ICC rolls out path for Associates to become Test nations 19 hours 46 minutes ago

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the dates for the first round of fixtures for the four-day first-class ICC Intercontinental Cup 2015-17, which features Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Namibia, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Scotland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The side that wins the round-robin league will...
  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 8, Match 39 19 hours 59 minutes ago

    For LIVE blog, scroll down to bottom of the page Mumbai: With back-to-back victories in the last three encounters, a confident Mumbai Indians will aim to hold on to their winning touch when they face an inconsistent Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium on...
  • Champions League: Neuer vows to show Messi that he is the boss 20 hours 29 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said on Tuesday he will show FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi who the "boss" is when the two teams lock horns in the Champions League semi-final first leg match here on Wednesday. It will be Neuer and Messi's first meeting since Germany triumphed over Argentina...
  • IPL 8: Wasim Akram credits Gambhir for Brad Hogg's emergence 20 hours 30 minutes ago

    Hailing Chinaman exponent Brad Hogg for ably replacing spin ace Sunil Narine in the side, Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling coach Wasim Akram on Tuesday credited skipper Gautam Gambhir for effecting a seamless change in the slow-bowling department. West Indian Narine was reported for a suspect bowling action during an Indian Premier...
  • Gender bias in our society? It does exist, says singer Dolly Guleria 21 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Peppered with expletives and violence, the so-called 'cool' Punjabi tracks may be a hit with the youngsters, but they definitely don't celebrate the tradition that finds its roots in folk music of Punjab. Like many celebrities, popular singer Dolly Guleria too isn't happy with the transition of songs -...
  • Everybody loves erotic content; almost everything is acceptable in US, but Indian society is conservative: Sunny Leone 21 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Sunny Leone's upcoming film 'Kuch Kuch Locha Hai' has created a stir amongst movie lovers, thanks to the actress' sensuous avatar and mannerisms. No stranger to eroticism, the former adult star enjoys a fan following both in the US and India because of this bold image. In Delhi...
  • Singer Chris Brown suspected of misdemeanor battery in Las Vegas 21 hours 46 minutes ago

    Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown was named by Las Vegas police on Monday as a misdemeanor battery suspect, accusing him of punching a man with whom he was playing basketball during a pre-dawn altercation at the Palms Casino Resort. Brown, who turns 26 on Tuesday, has been given the option of...
  • Rafael Nadal receives honorary doctorate Yesterday

    Madrid: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, ranked fourth in the world, was given an honorary doctoral degree by the European University of Madrid in a ceremony attended by hundreds of students. In Nadal's speech before receiving the degree on Monday, he underlined "values and family" as "fundamental elements" to understanding his...
  • Sonarika Bhadoria to star in Telugu version of ‘Sundarapandian’ Yesterday

    Chennai: Actress Sonarika Bhadoria, who is popular for playing Parvati in mythological drama 'Devo Ke Dev Mahadev', has landed the leading lady's role in the yet-untitled Telugu remake of Tamil hit 'Sundarapandian' "Sonarika was finalized for the project on Sunday. The film is expected to go on floors soon. The makers...
  • Pawan Kalyan is a star, can't risk his reputation, says filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao Yesterday

    Chennai: Veteran filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao, who has directed over 100 films, says he cannot make films anymore that will match the taste of current audiences'. He says he would rather concentrate on producing films with young talent. "I just feel I can't match the expectations of the present audiences' with my...
  • Mahesh Manjrekar returns to Telugu cinema with 'Guntur Talkies' Yesterday

    Chennai: National Award-winning filmmaker Praveen Sattaru has roped in Bollywood actor Mahesh Manjrekar for an important role in his upcoming Telugu comedy-drama 'Guntur Talkies' "I'm finally making a commercial entertainer. The story will be set against the backdrop of Guntur slums. I've roped in Mahesh Manjrekar to essay an important...
  • BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur hints at N Srinivasan's ouster from ICC Yesterday

    New Delhi: Promising to clean up cricket, BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur on Monday hinted at initiating a probe against N Srinivasan in order to pave the way for his ouster from the ICC chairman's post. The internal feud within the BCCI took an ugly turn last week with Thakur launching a...
  • Rugby player Danny Jones dies after suspected cardiac arrest during a match Yesterday

    A Welsh international rugby league player has died after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest during a club game. The Rugby Football League says Danny Jones was playing for northern English club Keighley Cougars when he collapsed after being replaced early in Sunday's League 1 match at London Skolars. The 29-year-old Jones was...
  • Bangladesh have made a mark in international cricket, says coach Yesterday

    Bangladesh's superb rearguard action that led to an unlikely draw in the first Test against Pakistan last week could well be the "turning point" their coach believes will inspire the side to build on a brilliant run of form. Considered one of the minnows among the 10 test playing nations, Bangladesh's...
  • As it happened: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 8, Match 37 Yesterday

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Chennai Super Kings would seek to get back to winning ways and consolidate their position at points table while Royal Challengers Bangalore would hope to build on the momentum when they lock horns in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match...
  • England coach Peter Moores may face the music after Caribbean flop 2 days ago

    England cricket captain Alastair Cook has denied there is any need for a review of the team's failure to win the test series against West Indies but coach Peter Moores may feel uneasy on the flight back from the Caribbean. Incoming board chairman Colin Graves promised in March there would be...