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  • Police plan to turn Kerala capital 'tobacco-free' September 23, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala capital may turn into a tobacco-free city soon with city police taking several initiatives, including strict implementation of anti-tobacco laws. Close on the heels of the state government increasing the tax on cigarette, the city police has joined hands with "janamaithri" personnel, the community police wing of the...
  • Ana Ivanovic beats Caroline Wozniacki to win Pan Pacific Open September 21, 2014

    Thirdseeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia beat secondseeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 62, 76 (2) on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open. In a match that featured two former World No. 1s, Ivanovic broke Wozniacki three times in the first set at Ariake Coliseum and won the secondset tiebreaker with a...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black win women's doubles title at Pan Pacific Open September 20, 2014

    Tokyo: Maintaining her rich vein of form in the current season, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black on Saturday bagged the women's doubles title at the WTA Toray Pacific Open with a 62, 75 victory over Spain's Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro. With the win,...
  • Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic reach the final at Pan Pacific Open September 20, 2014

    Secondseeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 64, 26, 62 on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open. The US Open finalist lost the first two games of the third set but took advantage of an increasingly erratic Muguruza and won when her opponent sent...
  • Wozniacki, Kerber reach Pan Pacific semifinals September 19, 2014

    Tokyo: Secondseeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reached the Pan Pacific Open semifinals by beating eighthseeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 63, 63 on Friday. Wozniacki was in control from the start, breaking her opponent three times in the opening set at Ariake Coliseum. "It was a little like playing chess," said Wozniacki,...
  • Angelique Kerber reaches quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open September 17, 2014

    Tokyo: Ana Ivanovic stalled Victoria Azarenka's comeback from a foot injury with a 63, 64 win to make the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals on Wednesday. In the match between the former major champions and No. 1s, Azarenka committed seven of her nine double faults in the first set and her serve...
  • Dominika Cibulkova makes swift progress at Pan Pacific Open September 16, 2014

    Tokyo: Sixthseeded Dominika Cibulkova beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 61, 63 to advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday. Cibulkova held all eight of her service games while fighting off four break points at Ariake Coliseum and will next play Coco Vandeweghe of the United States...
  • Safarova rallies to beat Keys in first round at Tokyo September 16, 2014

    Tokyo: Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down to beat American teenager Madison Keys 67 (4), 64, 62 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The seventhseeded Safarova saved eight of 10 break points to oust the unseeded Keys and advance to the...
  • Katie Ledecky breaks 1500m world record at Pan Pacific August 24, 2014

    American teenager Katie Ledecky broke a second world record in less than 24 hours when she bettered her own mark for the women's 1,500 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships in Australia on Sunday. The 17yearold hacked almost six seconds off the previous world record, which she set in Texas...
  • Katie Ledecky breaks 400m world record August 23, 2014

    American teenager Katie Ledecky broke her own world record for the women's 400 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships on Saturday. The 17yearold won the final at Australia's Gold Coast in three minutes, 58.37 seconds, slashing almost half a second off the previous world record she set in California earlier...
  • Michael Phelps impresses in first international comeback race August 22, 2014

    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 2124 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 45yearold 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...
  • IT dept puts stringent rules for allotment of new PAN cards January 29, 2014

    Mumbai: The IT 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 IT 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...
  • IT 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...
  • 10dayold girl in Rajkot gets a PAN card November 3, 2013

    Rajkot: A tenday 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 MirzaCara 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 comefrombehind 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 62 06 63 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 36, 63, 76 (2) and advance to the Pan Pacific Open final on Friday. Fifthseeded Angelique Kerber of Germany beat fourthseeded Caroline Wozniacki 64, 76 (5) in the other semifinal. Kerber leads the headtohead series 21, 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 63, 67 (4), 63 to advance to the Pan Pacific Open semifinals for the first time on Thursday. Williams, whose previous best in Tokyo was the quarterfinals in 2004, broke the 19yearold Bouchard with a forehand down the line to go up 52...
  • 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 46, 75, 63 and reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open. Williams, making her first appearance in the Tokyo tournament since 2009, broke serve to go up 53 in the second set at Ariake...