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  • Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have suspensions cut July 15, 2014

    Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have had their 18 month drug suspensions cut to six months and are free to continue competing, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Monday. "The CAS decided to reduce their period of ineligibility to six months, which has been already served,"...
  • West Indies call up uncapped pair for second Test against New Zealand June 14, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies have made two changes to their batting lineup ahead of the second Test against New Zealand, beginning on Monday at Queen's Park Oval. Following the batting failures which contributed to a 186run defeat inside four days in last week's first Test in Jamaica, the selectors...
  • Akshay Kumar's 'Holiday' to earn Rs 50 crore soon June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Akshay Kumar's "Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty" has earned almost Rs.50 crore in four days of its release. Promoted as a movie full of real stunts and real locations, it is A.R. Murugadoss' second Hindi directorial, and has done well at the box office so far. The total...
  • Jamaican pacers spark Kiwi batting collapse June 4, 2014

    Trelawny, Jamaica: The Jamaican pace trio tore their way through New Zealand's second innings to send them tumbling in a spectacular late afternoon batting collapse here on the second day of their threeday practice game. Christopher Powell, Derval Green and Nicholson Gordon grabbed seven wickets as the visitors plunged to 65...
  • Asafa Powell wants 18month ban shrunk to three months May 27, 2014

    Jamaica's former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell could yet compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, if his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against an 18month doping ban proves successful. The 31yearold was handed a backdated 18month ban in April. It is due to end...
  • US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell to leave India tomorrow May 21, 2014

    Washington: US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell will leave New Delhi on May 22, four days before Narendra Modi takes oath as the Prime Minister. Powell, 67, who announced ending of her tenure in India in March, would be replaced temporarily by Kathleen Stephens, the former US Ambassador to South...
  • US will work with whoever is India's next Prime Minister May 10, 2014

    Washington: As India enters the last lap of its crucial parliamentary poll, the US has signalled that it will work closely with whoever emerges as the Prime Minister from India's "incredible national elections." "We will work very closely with whoever is the next Prime Minister of India, I can guarantee you...
  • India record second straight win in World Table Tennis Championships April 29, 2014

    Tokyo: Indian men outplayed Australia while the women fought hard to beat Nigeria on day two of the World Team Table Tennis Championships on Tuesday. The men's team eased past Australia 30 in Group F and women got the better of Portugal 31 in Group G. The Indian teams play Iran and...
  • Tough decisions needed to take Indo-US trade to $500 bn: Nancy Powell April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The US on Friday said that its bilateral trade with India can grow five-fold to $500 billion provided both the governments take "tough" and "vital" decisions in that direction. Addressing an event in the national capital, Nancy Powell, who resigned from the post of US Ambassador to India earlier...
  • Drug ban unfair and unjust, says Asafa Powell April 11, 2014

    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 the...
  • Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell banned for 18 months for doping April 10, 2014

    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 been...
  • US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell resigns March 31, 2014

    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 resignation...
  • US says ready to do business with Narendra Modi March 10, 2014

    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 told...
  • US denies going soft on Narendra Modi February 28, 2014

    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 Human...
  • Mamata says no meeting with US ambassador Nancy Powell February 21, 2014

    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 February 21, 2014

    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 Trinamool Congress'...
  • US Ambassador Nancy Powell to meet Mamata Banerjee today February 21, 2014

    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 February 20, 2014

    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 February 16, 2014

    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, ModiPowell meet, IPL February 16, 2014

    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 February 15, 2014

    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 February 13, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Will Telangana formation be Congress's biggest goal? February 13, 2014

    The Lok Sabha witnessed chaotic scenes on Thursday morning. The moment Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde tabled the Bill in the Lok Sabha, angry MPs from Seemandhra region rushed to the well of the House shouting slogans. Some of them even tried to snatch parliamentary papers. But, what two...
  • We don't raise our domestic politics before the US: Salman Khurshid February 13, 2014

    After US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell met Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial nominee and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister and Congress leader Salman Khurshid said, "We don't raise our domestic politics before the US." ...
  • US ambassador Nancy Powell meets Narendra Modi signalling a thaw February 13, 2014

    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. Reacting...
  • No change in visa policy for Narendra Modi, says US February 13, 2014

    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 nineyearold policy that came in the aftermath of 2002 Gujarat riots. "When individuals...
  • US ambassador Nancy Powell to meet Narendra Modi today February 13, 2014

    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 PowellModi meeting February 12, 2014

    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 also...
  • Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, US may end 9year boycott of Modi February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The US government is likely to end its 9year 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 be...
  • Is 2002 Gujarat riots no longer an elections issue in 2014? February 11, 2014

    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...