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  • Michael Phelps impresses in first international comeback race 16 hours 16 minutes ago

    Michael Phelps made an ominous return to international competition on Friday, qualifying for the final of the 100 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships at Australia's Gold Coast. Taking on the world's best sprinters in an event he rarely competed in even at his peak, Phelps won his heat and...
  • Michael Phelps makes USA squad as Olympic hopes gather steam August 11, 2014

    Michael Phelps overcame the first hurdle to a potential return to Olympic competition in 2016 when he was named along with exciting teenagers Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin on the US team for the Pan Pacific Championships on Sunday. Phelps' qualification for the Aug 21-24 championships on Australia's Gold Coast has...
  • Allison Williams to star in NBC's live 'Peter Pan' musical July 31, 2014

    Reuters: Allison Williams, who stars in the HBO comedy "Girls," will play Peter Pan opposite Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in the TV musical special "Peter Pan Live! on NBC," the television network said on Wednesday. The live television production of J.M. Barrie's tale about a boy who can fly and...
  • Jaitley's 'healthy measures' in Budget 2014: Cigarettes, gutka, aerated drinks get costlier July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In what he called 'healthy measures', Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday increased excise duties on tobacco, gutka and aerated drinks. Making cigarettes expensive, Jaitley raised the excise duties on cigarettes and other tobacco products from 11 per cent and 72 per cent. Jaitley has also hiked excise duty...
  • Snapshot: Hugh Jackman looks almost unrecognisable as he shaves his head for Peter Pan film role June 13, 2014

    He is the debonair and girls drool over him for his insanely killer looks. But we wonder how many of us are actually going to like this new look of Hugh Jackman. The 45-year-old will be seen in the upcoming Peter Pan movie along with Amanda Seyfried and Rooney...
  • 'The Treasure Of Kafur' becomes unputdownable towards the end March 19, 2014

    Last year, I'd read Aroon Raman's The Shadow Throne. I remember finishing it in a single sitting. It was an impressive debut and the book was an instant bestseller, which I feel it truly deserved. I had added his name in my list of to-be-watched-out-for authors and I was very...
  • 'Be Careful What You Wish For' leaves you craving for Archer's next book March 18, 2014

    After a year long wait and pondering on various permutations and combinations about what will happen to the characters after finishing the third book (Best Kept Secret) in The Clifton Chronicles series, I laid my hands on 'Be Careful What You Wish For' as soon as it got released worldwide....
  • New PAN allotment norms put on hold; old procedure to continue January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: New norms for issuance of PAN card requiring verification of original documents have been put on hold with the Finance Ministry on Thursday announcing that the existing procedure will continue. "The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has decided to keep in abeyance the decision to change the procedure...
  • I-T dept puts stringent rules for allotment of new PAN cards January 29, 2014

    Mumbai: The I-T department has put in stricter rules to curb misuse of PAN card. It has notified new procedures for verifying personal and proprietary data of an individual or entity for allotment of new PAN cards. Stringent proof of identity will be required from now on. It will also need...
  • New PAN card to cost Rs 105 January 28, 2014

    New PAN cards issued by the Income Tax department will cost Rs 105, including taxes. The I-T department has recently notified new procedures for verifying personal and proprietary data of an individual or entity for allotment of new PAN cards. The step, sources said, has been taken in order to weed...
  • 'Pan Parag' under scanner for Rs 20 crore excise duty evasion January 28, 2014

    The manufacturer of 'Pan Parag' masala has come under the scanner of revenue department for allegedly evading excise duty worth over Rs 20 crore. A case has been registered against the Baroda manufacturing unit of Pan Parag India Ltd by excise department officials for the alleged evasion, official sources said...
  • I-T dept makes original documents mandatory PAN allotment January 24, 2014

    Applicants for Permanent Account Numbers (PAN) will have to produce original documents of proof of identity, address and date of birth for verification at the time of applying. "The procedure for PAN allotment process will undergo a change with effect from February 3, 2014," the finance ministry said in a statement. Copies...
  • Indians hungry for good documentaries: Filmmaker Pan Nalin December 20, 2013

    Chennai: Indian audiences are 'hungry for good documentaries' and an increasing number of filmmakers here are showing a keen interest towards the genre. But a cohesive network to produce and promote documentaries is missing in the country, says filmmaker Pan Nalin. "Indian filmmakers are waking up to documentary filmmaking, but we...
  • Assembly elections: Some winners yet to disclose PAN details December 8, 2013

    They have won at the hustings but a few of the victorious candidates do not seem to have a permanent account number (PAN). As the election results pour in from the four states of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh, some of the winners have not declared their PAN numbers in...
  • 10-day-old girl in Rajkot gets a PAN card November 3, 2013

    Rajkot: A ten-day old girl in Rajkot has become one of the youngest Permanent Account Number (PAN) card holders in the country. According to the girl's father Apoorva Modi and mother Ashiniben Modi, their daughter Aahna Modi, who was born on October 21, 2013 has got the PAN card number. "I had...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black lift Pan Pacific Open trophy September 29, 2013

    Tokyo: Sania Mirza continued her impressive run as she captured her fourth title of the season and 18th overall with Cara Black of Zimbabwe, recording a come-from-behind win over Liezel Huber and Hao Ching Chan to lift the Pan Pacific Open trophy, on Saturday. The unseeded slayers of the top seeds...
  • Kvitova downs Kerber to take Tokyo title September 28, 2013

    Tokyo: Czech Petra Kvitova overcame a second set meltdown to dispatch Angelique Kerber 6-2 0-6 6-3 in the final of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Saturday to claim her 11th WTA tour title. The 2011 Wimbledon champion sealed victory on her fourth match point when Kerber could only find...
  • Kvitova, Kerber advance to the final of Pan Pacific Open September 28, 2013

    Tokyo: Petra Kvitova rallied to defeat Venus Williams 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) and advance to the Pan Pacific Open final on Friday. Fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany beat fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the other semi-final. Kerber leads the head-to-head series 2-1, with all of the matches being...
  • Venus advances to semis at Pan Pacific Open September 26, 2013

    Tokyo: Venus Williams beat Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3 to advance to the Pan Pacific Open semi-finals for the first time on Thursday. Williams, whose previous best in Tokyo was the quarter-finals in 2004, broke the 19-year-old Bouchard with a forehand down the line to go up 5-2...
  • Venus Williams advances at Pan Pacific Open September 25, 2013

    Tokyo: Venus Williams rallied from a set down on Wednesday to defeat Simona Halep of Romania 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 and reach the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open. Williams, making her first appearance in the Tokyo tournament since 2009, broke serve to go up 5-3 in the second set at Ariake...
  • Bouchard advances at Pan Pacific Open September 25, 2013

    Tokyo: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada upset sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to advance to the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open. Bouchard, making her debut in the Tokyo tournament, broke Jankovic to go up 5-2 in the second set and then held serve to win the match...
  • Venus Williams reaches third round at Pan Pacific Open September 24, 2013

    Tokyo: Venus Williams upset top-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday to advance to the third round of the Pan Pacific Open. Williams, making her first appearance in the Tokyo tournament since 2009, took advantage of six-double faults by Azarenka, who struggled with her game from the outset at Ariake Colosseum. Williams...
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova advances at Pan Pacific Open September 24, 2013

    Tokyo: Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia beat third-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the third round of the Pan Pacific Open. Kuznetsova, a two-time grand slam winner, hit seven aces in the match and will next face 15th-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania. Cirstea beat Japanese wildcard Misaki...
  • Kerber advances to third round at Pan Pacific Open September 23, 2013

    Tokyo: Angelique Kerber of Germany advanced to the third round of the Pan Pacific Open by beating Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-0, 6-1 on Monday. The fifth-seeded Kerber took advantage of five double-faults to defeat Torro-Flor at Ariake Colosseum. In other second-round matches, seventh-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat Belinda Bencic...
  • Ivanovic advances to 2nd round at Pan Pacific Open September 23, 2013

    Tokyo: Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Annika Beck of Germany. The No. 11-seeded Ivanovic lost the first game of each set but bounced back with six straight games to beat Beck at Ariake Colosseum....
  • Serena Williams pulls out of Pan Pacific Open September 19, 2013

    Tokyo: World No.1 Serena Williams of the United States has pulled out of the upcoming Pan Pacific Open in Japan. Serena said she had played through the summer and needed more time to recover from fatigue, adding she was disappointed at withdrawing from the event, reports Xinhua. Earlier last week, Russian Maria...
  • Buenos Aires: Argentine woman sells 11-year-old daughter for freezer September 3, 2013

    In a shocking incident, an Argentine mother allegedly sold her 11-year-old daughter in exchange for a freezer. Thirty-year-old Pabla Cesarina Monzon Aldana reportedly swapped her daughter to a neighbour for the kitchen appliance and several other household items, police said. The girl, who is now in protective custody, was then forced to...
  • Delhi: Complainant in Navy sex assault case arrested for forgery July 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The complainant in the Kerala Navy sex scandal case has been arrested by the Delhi Police over an alleged credit card fraud. The woman had allegedly forged naval documents to get a credit card. However, Sujata Sahoo's lawyer has alleged witch hunt against the accused. He told CNN-IBN...
  • Pan and Kim put Asia on the map at US Open June 15, 2013

    Ardmore, Pennsylvania: Amateurs Pan Cheng-tsung of Taiwan and South Korea-born Michael Kim kept the flag flying high for Asia with stunning performances in difficult conditions at the U.S. Open on Friday. Pan birdied two of his first nine holes to lie joint third at level par midway through the weather-delayed second...
  • Gandhi's 'Gram Rajya' unrealistic in current age: Tharoor May 31, 2013

    Panaji: Mahatma Gandhi's concept of a village-centric development model was an "unrealistic" goal in the current age of globalisation and communication, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor said on Friday. "There is something which is not realistic about Gram Rajya. Mahatma Gandhi spoke about Gram Rajya,...