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  • Drug ban unfair and unjust, says Asafa Powell 11-04-2014 09:17 AM

    Kingston: Jamaican Asafa Powell has described as "unfair and patently unjust" an 18-month drugs ban handed to him by the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission, and says he will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Following the judgment on Thursday by the three-member disciplinary panel, the sprint star took to...
  • Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell banned for 18 months for doping 10-04-2014 09:08 PM

    Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell was banned for 18 months by a Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel on Thursday after he tested positive for a banned substance last year. The Jamaican sprinter, 31, tested positive for the stimulant oxilophrine at last year's national championships and the ban has...
  • US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell resigns 31-03-2014 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: In a sudden development, US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell has resigned from her post, days after media speculation that she may be shipped out. "US Ambassador to India Nancy J Powell announced in a US Mission Town Hall meeting on March 31 that she has submitted her...
  • US says ready to do business with Narendra Modi 10-03-2014 09:30 AM

    New Delhi: The United States would welcome Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi if he wins the upcoming election, a U.S. official said, in the clearest sign Washington will drop a travel ban on Modi imposed after anti-Muslim riots in 2002. US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal...
  • US denies going soft on Narendra Modi 28-02-2014 01:20 PM

    Denying it had gone soft on Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his alleged role in 2002 Gujarat riots, the US says it continues to express concerns about communal violence across India. Unlike previous years, India section of the State Department's Congressionally mandated "2013 Country Reports on...
  • Mamata says no meeting with US ambassador Nancy Powell 21-02-2014 04:50 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee denied that she was scheduled to meet US ambassador to India Nancy Powell, who is in Kolkata. "I do not have any appointment with Powell," she said. ...
  • Mamata Banerjee denies appointment with US ambassador Nancy Powell 21-02-2014 03:51 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has denied that she was scheduled to meet US ambassador to India Nancy Powell, who is in the city, on Friday. "I do not have any appointment with her (Powell)," Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat here when asked about the meeting. The...
  • US Ambassador Nancy Powell to meet Mamata Banerjee today 21-02-2014 08:34 AM

    West Bengal: After her meeting with BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, US Ambassador Nancy Powell will meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee on Friday. She will also be meeting governor MK Narayan during the day. "The state government has sent a request to the Union government for clearance,"...
  • Nancy Powell to meet Mamata Banerjee 20-02-2014 08:06 AM

    Close on the heels of a meeting with BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell has sought one with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. "Probably either on February 20 or 21, the meeting is proposed," a top state government official said. "The state government...
  • TWTW: What Modi said when he met Powell 16-02-2014 01:03 PM

    US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell met Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar, signalling a thaw. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on AAP's exit, Modi-Powell meet, IPL 16-02-2014 12:51 PM

    In this week of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the IPL auction 2014, Arvind Kejriwal quits as Delhi CM in just 49 days and US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell met Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar and much...
  • Will work with anyone Indian people choose: US 15-02-2014 04:24 PM

    The US has said it is willing to work with anyone Indian people elect in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. "We will work with whoever the Indian people choose," State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said on Friday, when asked if the US is willing to work with the BJP's...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 13-02-2014 10:40 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • US ambassador Nancy Powell meets Narendra Modi signalling a thaw 13-02-2014 10:08 AM

    Gandhinagar: US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell met Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in Gandhinagar, signalling a thaw. This comes nine years after the US had refused to give Modi a diplomatic visa. Nancy Powell arrived in Ahmedabad on Wednesday evening....
  • No change in visa policy for Narendra Modi, says US 13-02-2014 08:57 AM

    Washington: The US has scotched speculation that the meeting between its Ambassador Nancy Powell and Narendra Modi would lead to lifting of the visa ban on BJP's prime ministerial candidate, insisting there was no change in its nine-year-old policy that came in the aftermath of 2002 Gujarat riots. "When individuals...
  • US ambassador Nancy Powell to meet Narendra Modi today 13-02-2014 07:20 AM

    Ahmedabad: US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell will meet Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. This comes nine years after the US had refused to give Modi a diplomatic visa. Nancy Powell arrived in Ahmedabad on Wednesday evening. The US has been...
  • US defends its stand on Powell-Modi meeting 12-02-2014 02:18 PM

    The US on Wednesday sought to play down Thursday's meeting of Ambassador Nancy Powell with Narendra Modi, saying it is part of increased engagement with Indian leaders and indicated that President Barack Obama may not have been involved in the decision to end the BJP leader's boycott. The State Department...
  • Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, US may end 9-year boycott of Modi 11-02-2014 11:45 PM

    New Delhi: The US government is likely to end its 9-year long boycott of Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. US ambassador to India Nancy Powell has sought a meeting with Modi after officially boycotting him for years. The meeting scheduled on Thursday will...
  • Is 2002 Gujarat riots no longer an elections issue in 2014? 11-02-2014 11:43 PM

    The US ambassador to India Nancy Powell will meet the Gujarat Chief Minister later this week. However, the US cannot offer a visa to Modi during the election campaign, as it might be accused of trying to influence Indian domestic politics. It has said in the recent past that he...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 11-02-2014 10:38 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Third Front is 'Congress Bachao Front', says Modi 11-02-2014 07:42 PM

    While addressing a rally in Odisha, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said, "It is time to give a befitting reply to the Third Front who have been spoiling the states, there are 11 such parties , 9 of them are supporting Congress and in elections they separate their ways...
  • Modi can't be the brand ambassador of India: Khurshid 11-02-2014 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday hit out at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying he cannot be the brand ambassador of India. Khurshid said, "He is not the example that should be seen as an Indian. We are a country that believes in Gandhian way...
  • Modhwadia plays down Powell's meeting with Modi 11-02-2014 01:44 PM

    Gujarat Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia has played down the slated meeting of US Ambassador to India, Nancy Powel with BJP Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. ...
  • US may soon end Narendra Modi's boycott, Nancy Powell to meet him 11-02-2014 08:29 AM

    New Delhi: Is the United States doing a rethink on ending its nine-year boycott of Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi? A Hindustan Times report has claimed that US ambassador to India Nancy Powell will meet the Gujarat Chief Minister later this week. The...
  • Asafa Powell tells panel he 'forgot' supplement names 15-01-2014 10:11 AM

    Kingston: Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, who tested positive for a banned substance last year, told a disciplinary panel on Tuesday he did not list the supplements he was taking because he could not remember their names. The former world 100 metres record holder, who faces a two-year ban if found...
  • West Indies players feeling homesick in New Zealand 12-01-2014 01:03 PM

    Auckland: Some West Indies players admitted that their minds were wandering elsewhere in the ongoing Twenty20 series against the New Zealand. The West Indies started their tour of New Zealand Nov 27 and have since played three Tests, five one-day internationals and one T20 international. Their last match of the...
  • 1st T20: A new-look West Indies out to challenge strong New Zealand 10-01-2014 11:33 PM

    A huge win in the final match of the preceding ODI series has given West Indies the momentum going into the two-match Twenty20 series, starting in Auckland from Saturday. West Indies did well to level the series 2-2 with most of their specialist limited-overs players being out injured. They will...
  • 5th ODI: West Indies hammer NZ by 203 runs to level series at 2-2 08-01-2014 01:14 PM

    Hamilton: Kirk Edwards and Dwayne Bravo made centuries and Kieran Powell struck 73 from 44 balls as the West Indies crushed New Zealand by 203 runs in the fifth one-day international on Wednesday, leveling the five-match series 2-2. Edwards made 123 not out and shared a 211-run fourth wicket partnership...
  • US hopeful of resolving Devyani Khobragade issue 07-01-2014 12:16 PM

    The US has expressed hope of arriving at a resolution of the Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade issue, which has resulted in "hiccups" in the India-US bilateral ties. "Absolutely" the State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf, told reporters at her daily news conference on Monday, when asked if the US was...
  • No business as usual till Devyani issue resolved: India to US 07-01-2014 07:41 AM

    New Delhi: India on Monday made it clear to the US that there cannot be "business as usual" between the two sides till the Devyani Khobragade issue is resolved. This was conveyed by Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh to US Ambassador Nancy Powell when she met her at South Block in...