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  • Asian Games 2014 end with enthralling cultural extravaganza October 4, 2014

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games drew to a close with an enthralling cultural extravaganza on Saturday after 15 days of high-voltage action at the end of which India managed to stay inside top 10 even as China extended its supremacy at the top for the ninth successive edition. The formal closing...
  • Asian Games wrap up with China's dominating 151 gold medals October 4, 2014

    The Asian Games wrapped up on Saturday with China dominating the gold-medal count and North Korea stealing the limelight. As the final events played out ahead of the closing ceremony, China had won 151 gold medals - well ahead of the 79 won by host South Korea and the 47 golds...
  • In pics: Denied a shot at gold, Sarita Devi refuses to wear bronze October 1, 2014

    Protesting against her controversial defeat against the South Korean boxer at the Asian Games 2014 in Incheon, Sarita Devi on Wednesday refused to wear her bronze medal at the podium. An inconsolable Sarita was seen crying incessantly on the podium and refused repeated attempts to put bronze medal around her...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India men edge South Korea in semis, face Pakistan in the final September 30, 2014

    Incheon: Akashdeep Singh scored a brilliant field goal to help a spirited India beat hosts South Korea 1-0 on Tuesday and enter the final of the men's hockey competition of the 17th Asian Games for the first time in 12 years. After a barren opening half, it took a gem of...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Failure in semis not an option for India September 29, 2014

    The time for talk is over, India to meet South Korea in the first semi-final of Incheon Asian Games. This game and the subsequent grand final (if India go through) are two critical games for Indian hockey and coach Terry Walsh. Failure is not really an option. The Indian line-up has...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Indian women gear up for semi-final against South Korea September 28, 2014

    Incheon: Their confidence boosted by a 6-1 rout of Malaysia, Indian women hockey players are looking forward to their 17th Asian Games semi-final match against South Korea on Monday. At the Soenhak Hockey Stadium, India would look to do a repeat of the 2006 Asian Games in Doha when they outplayed...
  • Asian Games Tennis: Sanam-Saketh reach doubles final, Yuki-Divij settle for bronze September 28, 2014

    Incheon: Indian men's doubles pair of Sanam Singh and Saketh Myneni assured India of atleast a silver medal in tennis while Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan missed out on a golden opportunity to make it 1-2 for the country blowing away two match points en route settling for a bronze. Sanam,...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India beat China 2-0, to face Korea in semi-final September 27, 2014

    Incheon: A scrappy India eked out a hard-fought 2-0 win over lower-ranked China to progress to the semi-finals of the men's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games, on Saturday. After a goalless opening 30 minutes, drag-flick exponent V R Raghunath (40th minute) and Birendra Lakra (45th) scored two goals in...
  • In pics:Asian Games 2014, Day 8 September 27, 2014

    India's Alankamony Anaka in action against Malaysia's Arnold Delia Odette during the squash team event match.Chain Singh bagged a bronze for the Indian side in men's 50m rifle 3 positions.India's Deepika Pallikal in action during the squash team event match against Malaysia's Nicol David.
  • Indian handball team loses to South Korea in Asiad September 21, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian handball team's dismal show continued as they lost 1939 to South Korea in their second group D match at the 17th Asian Games on Sunday. The Indians trailed the host team 621 in the first half before losing the second half 1318. The Koreans were incisive in their striking...
  • At Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports September 21, 2014

    On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world's population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There's Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn't. And for good measure, why not throw...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014 Opening Ceremony September 19, 2014

    The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. Entertainer Kim SeongJu and KBS emcee Yun Suyeong are to host the Opening as well as the Closing Ceremony scheduled on October 4. Gangnam style performer Psy...
  • Asian Games 2014: Athletes to watch September 19, 2014

    Incheon: With one of the hottest rivalries in swimming, South Korea's Park Taehwan and China's Sun Yang will be hogging the spotlight at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. But with nearly 10,000 athletes competing in 42 sports, the list of world champions and Olympic gold medalists is lengthy. Here...
  • Asian Games Opening Ceremony: a showcase to Korea's past and future September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games here on Friday is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. "We will display Korea's past and future by combining the characters and identities of Korea with its digital technology," said South Korean film...
  • Asian Games buzz appears missing in Incheon September 18, 2014

    Incheon: The buzz is strangely missing as Incheon gears up to host the Asian Games from Friday with hardly any banners or volunteers in sight to welcome the athletes and delegates for the event which cost a whopping USD 1.62 billion. Barring banners in and around the airport, there is hardly...
  • Asian Games football: Indian Women go down to Korea Republic September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian women went down 010 to a superior Korea Republic in their second Group A match of the Women's Football Competition in the Incheon Asian Games. Korea Republic led fivenil at the interval. Four goals from Yoo Younga, hattrick from Jeon Gaeul, a brace from Jung Seoblin and one...
  • Asian Games torch arrives in Incheon, countdown almost over September 17, 2014

    Incheon: The Asian Games torch arrived in host city Incheon on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony that will formally inaugurate the twoweek competition featuring almost 10,000 athletes. The torch will be stored overnight in the port city west of South Korea's capital Seoul before being carried on the final...
  • Asian Games Football: South Korea challenge for upbeat India Women September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Having all but booked a place in the maiden quarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games courtesy the 150 demolition of Maldives in the opening match of Group A, a buoyed India Women's Senior National Team will be put through a litmus test when they take on hosts South...
  • Signs of North Korea developing missile submarine: South Korea September 15, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea appears to be developing a new weapons system capable of launching submarinebased ballistic missiles, the South's defence ministry said on Monday. "Based on recent US and South Korean intelligence, we have detected signs of North Korea developing a vertical missile launch tube for submarines," a ministry official said. Ministry...
  • India seeks cooperation for youth skills programme September 13, 2014

    Melbourne: As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Skill India' programme, India has reached out to the US, South Korea and Australia for securing their cooperation in skilling the youth for enhancing employment opportunities. Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met his counterparts of the three nations on the sidelines of...
  • Protests about North Korea flag ahead of Asian Games September 12, 2014

    Seoul: South Korea have removed the flags of all competing nations from their streets ahead of the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon because of protests about the flying of rival North Korea's flags. The national flags of the 45 countries, including North Korea, had flown in Incheon and nine nearby cities...
  • Incheon worried about 'life after the Asian Games' September 12, 2014

    Seoul: As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town. Aside from looming potential debt, the games will also double as an expensive rehearsal for the 2018 Winter Olympics at the ski resort town of Pyeongchang. Incheon...
  • South Korean shooter Jin wins 50m Pistol world title, breaks world record September 10, 2014

    Triple Olympic champion Jin Jongoh will be on a high heading into this month's Asian Games in Incheon after breaking a longstanding record and winning the 50 metres pistol event at the shooting world championships. The South Korean scored a combined 583 points on the way to winning the title in...
  • Big names missing in football at Asian Games 2014 September 9, 2014

    Singapore: Short of its best talent and squeezed into a packed regional calendar, the Asian Games soccer tournament's struggle for stature amid grander offerings makes an exciting edition in South Korea a necessity. With the Incheon Games not part of world governing body FIFA's calendar, top international sides in Asia have...
  • Asiad gives South Korea chance to end awful 2014 on a high September 9, 2014

    South Korea's sporting reputation has taken a battering of late with a dire World Cup campaign in Brazil and disappointing medal haul from the Sochi Olympics, but a shot at redemption is at hand as 10,000 athletes from around the region pour into Incheon for the 17th Asian Games. South Korea...
  • Shahid Kapoor's 'Haider', Deepika Padukone's 'Finding Fanny' to be screened at Busan Film Fest September 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian films like "Finding Fanny" and "Haider" will be screened at the forthcoming Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea. The two films, along with "Margarita, With A Straw", "Labour Of Love", "Goli Soda" and "Zahir" from the country, will be showcased as part of the 'A Window on...
  • South Korea: North Korea fires shortrange projectile into sea September 1, 2014

    Seoul, South Korea:South Korea says North Korea has fired another shortrange projectile into the sea, the latest in a slew of weapons tests the North has been conducting in 2014. A Defense Ministry official says the projectile flew about 220 kilometers (135 miles) before landing in waters off the North's east...