Punjab

  • Fraser Castellino appointed as the COO of KXIP 12-04-2014 04:42 PM

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab on Saturday announced the appointment of Fraser Castellino as their new Chief Operating Officer. Fraser has over a decade's experience of working in the sports industry, besides leadership roles in IPL teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. He has also been instrumental in...
  • IPL 7: Virender Sehwag grabs eyeballs in Kings XI Punjab squad 12-04-2014 12:31 PM

    After making a promising start in the inaugural edition of the India Premier League, Kings XI Punjab have failed to put up a consistent show in the last six editions. Their best performance came in 2008 when they reached the semis, and after that they have not been able to...
  • Virender Sehwag promises attacking cricket in IPL 7 10-04-2014 12:03 PM

    New Delhi: Relinquished to domestic cricket for more than a year, the path for Virender Sehwag's return to the Indian team may well pass through IPL 7, but donning a different kit won't make any difference to the brand of cricket that turned Sehwag into the 'Nawab of Najafgarh' and...
  • Pakistan army jet crashes in Punjab province, 2 pilots killed 08-04-2014 04:15 PM

    A Pakistan military aircraft on Tuesday crashed in the Punjab province while on a training flight, killing both the pilots on board. The small two-seater Mushshak aircraft was on a routine training flight when it crashed due to a technical fault in Rahwali Cantt Gujranwala, a statement from the army...
  • Mitchell Johnson fit to play in IPL 7 07-04-2014 01:44 PM

    Melbourne: Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson was on Monday declared fit to play for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League that starts in the UAE April 16. The toe infection Johnson suffered in the series against South Africa had spread to his leg and also ruled the left-arm fast...
  • Punjab government makes big promises even as old remain unfulfilled 06-04-2014 03:53 PM

    The Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP-led government in Punjab has been making big poll promises in the run up to the elections. Deputy Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has vowed to turn the state into a beacon of prosperity. However, the ground reality is that coffers in the state...
  • R Sridhar appointed fielding coach of KXIP 05-04-2014 12:56 PM

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab on Saturday appointed former Ranji cricketer R Sridhar as their fielding coach for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League starting April 16. "We are pleased to appoint R Sridhar as the fielding coach of the squad. He is a seasoned player whose contribution...
  • Sizzling Sehwag steers Delhi to victory over Punjab 03-04-2014 09:24 PM

    Mohali: Virender Sehwag smashed 67 off 35 balls to propel Delhi to a six-wicket win over Punjab in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy (North Zone) match here on Thursday. Put in to bat, Punjab scored a competitive 174 for 7 in their allotted 20 overs, but thanks to Sehwag,...
  • Delhi, UP, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal LS poll tracker highlights 03-04-2014 07:55 PM

    CNN-IBN, CSDS, Lokniti, The Week election tracker has come out with its predictions for UP, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. ...
  • Virender Sehwag eyes India comeback with good show in IPL 2014 29-03-2014 05:21 PM

    New Delhi: Senior batsman Virender Sehwag on Saturday conceded that he had not scored enough runs in the last season to be in the India team but said he would hope to be back in the reckoning with a good performance in the IPL beginning next month. Sehwag, who was...
  • Preparing for my role of a lone spinner in Kings XI: Murali Kartik 28-03-2014 09:07 PM

    New Delhi: Spinner Murali Kartik said on Friday that he was bracing up to the challenge of being the only specialist spinner in the Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming IPL and wants to utilise his vast experience in the shortest format by playing the role of a mentor. "I...
  • Relief for Bhullar, Centre in favour of commuting his death penalty 27-03-2014 02:16 PM

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it was in favour of commuting his death penalty into life imprisonment. The Centre said that there was a delay of 18 years in deciding on his mercy...
  • R Sridhar appointed fielding coach of Kings XI Punjab 26-03-2014 07:33 PM

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday appointed former Hyderabad Ranji left-arm spinner R Sridhar as their fielding coach. Sridhar has played 22 years of top flight cricket for Hyderabad. He started his coaching career in 2001 and served as assistant coach of India Under-19 team in 2014 World Cup....
  • Fire accident at Jaitley's roadshow in Amritsar, no casualties 18-03-2014 01:19 PM

    Amritsar: There was a minor fire accident at senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley's roadshow in Amritsar on Tuesday. According to eyewitnesses, a cracker burst in front of Jaitley's cavalcade which led to a small fire in which two huge bunches of balloons were caught. There have been no reports of...
  • George Bailey to lead Kings XI Punjab in IPL 7 18-03-2014 09:20 AM

    New Delhi: Australia's T20I skipper George Bailey will lead the Punjab team in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League. Bailey becomes the second Australian after Adam Gilchrist to captain the Punjab franchise. Bailey who was brought by the Punjab franchise at a price tag of Rs 3.25 crore...
  • Yuvraj Singh undergoes random dope test 12-03-2014 11:07 PM

    Kolkata: India batsman Yuvraj Singh was among three cricketers who underwent random dope tests at the sidelines of the Vijay Hazare Trophy cricket tournament at Eden Gardens here on Wednesday. Yuvraj, who had a forgettable 15-run outing in Punjab's embarrassing 137-run loss to Railways in the quarterfinals, gave his urine...
  • Railways thrash Punjab to set semi-final clash with Bengal 12-03-2014 08:59 PM

    Kolkata: Unheralded Railways routed a star-studded Punjab team comprising of superstars like Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh by a massive 137-run margin to enter the semi-finals of the National One Day Championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Railways will meet hosts Bengal in the semi-final which promises to be an...
  • No respite for farmers, unseasonal rains to continue for 2 more days 12-03-2014 08:28 AM

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Inclement weather conditions continue to wreak havoc across the country. Unseasonal rains have destroyed crops worth Rs 13,000 crore in Madhya Pradesh so far. In Maharashtra, 8 lakh hectares of crops have been hit in the Marathwada region alone by hailstorms and similar conditions are likely to prevail...
  • IPL7: Rishi Dhawan aims for impressive performance for Kings XI Punjab 07-03-2014 09:13 PM

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh all-rounder Rishi Dhawan, who was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 3 crore at the 2014 players' auction, is eyeing impressive performances in the forthcoming Indian Premier League to stake a claim for national selection. Dhawan, who became the second-most costliest buy at the auction...
  • Johnson provides the right balance to KXIP, says Bangar 06-03-2014 09:00 PM

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh has been a "big miss" for Kings XI Punjab but the franchise's newly-appointed assistant coach Sanjay Bangar says in-form Mitchell Johnson's inclusion has given them the right balance they were searching for ahead of IPL 7. Bangar said that KXIP were "badly" looking to buy Yuvraj...
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy: Delhi, Punjab, Services in knock-out battle 05-03-2014 07:43 PM

    New Delhi: The battle for Vijay Hazare Trophy knock-out berths from North Zone has gone down to the wire with Punjab and Delhi winning their penultimate league games on Wednesday. Delhi outplayed Haryana by six wickets at the Ferozeshah Kotla while Punjab trounced Services by 98 runs at the Palam...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Punjab votes for Lok Sabha elections on April 30 05-03-2014 01:03 PM

    New Delhi: Punjab will vote for Lok Sabha elections in a single phase on April 30. ...
  • Punjab, Haryana restrict use of red beacons atop vehicles 03-03-2014 07:19 PM

    Chandigarh: The governments of Haryana and Punjab have pruned their respective lists of persons authorised to use red beacons atop their official vehicles, following Supreme Court directions. In Haryana, according to state Transport Commissioner Sumita Misra, the Governor and the Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice are authorised to...
  • Yuvraj's unbeaten 96 takes Punjab to victory over Delhi in Vijay Hazare 01-03-2014 05:06 PM

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh showed requisite patience before exploding as his sparkling unbeaten 96 scripted Punjab's six-wicket win over Delhi in the second north zone match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Saturday. Chasing a target of 229, Yuvraj shouldered bulk of the responsibility on a track where batting...
  • Pandove questions Srinivasan at BCCI Working Committee meet on India's overseas defeats 28-02-2014 08:37 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Former BCCI treasurer and Punjab Cricket Association secretary MP Pandove on Friday was the only member in the BCCI working committee to raise questions about India's disastrous performance in the recently concluded series in South Africa and New Zealand. India lost both Test and ODI series in both countries....
  • Drug trade rampant in Punjab, political blame game continues 26-02-2014 11:06 AM

    Chandigarh: Drug addiction has been a huge concern for the state of Punjab. In 2013, more than 300 kg of heroin valued at Rs 1500 crore was seized in Punjab. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Allegations have been leveled of the involvement of political leaders in the...
  • Harbhajan Singh to lead Punjab in Vijay Hazare Trophy 24-02-2014 08:58 PM

    Mohali: Offspinner Harbhajan Singh will lead the Punjab side for the North Zone one-dayers for Vijay Hazare Trophy, starting February 27. IPL-7's most expensive player Yuvraj Singh was also named in the squad announced on Monday. Punjab will take on Haryana in their first game on February 27 at Jamia...
  • Hockey India League final: Delhi beat Punjab 3-1 in penalty shoot-out to win the title 23-02-2014 10:42 PM

    Ranchi: Delhi Waveriders defeated Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the penalty shoot-out to emerge as the champions in the second edition of Hero Hockey India League at the packed Astroturf Hockey Stadium here on Sunday. It came as a befitting result for last year's runners-up Waveriders, who made their second consecutive...
  • As it happened: Delhi Waveriders vs Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Hockey India League final 23-02-2014 07:32 PM

    Delhi Waveriders will lock horns with Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the summit clash of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League after registering hard-fought victories in their respective semi-finals. The Waveriders rode on Yuvraj Walmiki's lone goal to beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the first semi-final on Saturday, before...
  • BJP-Akali alliance in Punjab an example of Hindu-Sikh unity: Modi 23-02-2014 03:20 PM

    Ludhiana: Addressing a joint rally with alliance partner the Shiromani Akali Dal in Ludhiana, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi called the BJP-SAD alliance an example of Hindu-Sikh unity. "The alliance of Akali Dal and BJP is not merely for the formation of...