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  • LS polls: In Bangalore South nobody came for our vote, but do vote 16-04-2014 09:02 PM

    Bangalore: About a decade and a half back, with limited means but urgent need to rehabilitate my parents in Bangalore I bought a small house in JP Nagar, 6th Phase. The reason I chose it was a) it was a plot of land as against an apartment, b) it was...
  • South Korea: 2 dead, 295 missing as ferry sinks 16-04-2014 12:46 PM

    The government says 295 people are still missing several hours after a ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast. Officials say at least two died and seven were injured. A government official earlier said that more than 100 people...
  • There is an anti-Ananth Kumar wave in Bangalore South: Nandan Nilekani 16-04-2014 09:36 AM

    Bangalore: All eyes are on the battle for Bangalore South in Karnataka where Infosys co-founder and Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani is up against five-time MP Ananth Kumar of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Nilekani said he is confident of beating Ananth Kumar. "People are ready for change. There's...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai @ ground zero: Campaign trail in Bangalore South 15-04-2014 10:27 PM

    Out of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka, the most keenly watched will be the Bangalore South constituency where six-time BJP MP Ananth Kumar will contest against UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani who is contesting on the Congress ticket. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, IBN18...
  • LS poll: Nandan Nilekani confident of winning from Bangalore South 15-04-2014 08:57 PM

    On the last day of campaigning, Congress Bangalore South candidate Nandan Nilekani is very confident that people will vote for him. He said, "People are ready for change. There is a huge anti-Ananth Kumar wave. I am very confident that people of Bangalore South will vote for us. I expect...
  • India get richer for finishing third ranked Test side 15-04-2014 05:38 PM

    Dubai: India on Tuesday received a cheque of $265,000 for finishing third, while South Africa pocketed $475,000 for claiming the top position in the ICC Test Team Rankings at the April 1 cut-off date. While South Africa finished as the number one team, Australia claimed the second position and won...
  • Father beats son to death in Delhi 12-04-2014 05:53 PM

    New Delhi: A 21-year-old man was beaten to death by his father after he asked the unemployed man to find work, police said on Saturday. Vivek was spotted lying in a pool of blood by a neighbour at his house in south Delhi's Dabri area. He was rushed to hospital...
  • LS polls: 75 per cent voting registered in Goa 12-04-2014 07:47 AM

    Panaji: High voter turnout was witnessed in two Lok Sabha constituencies in Goa with 75 per cent polling taking place on Saturday. Nearly 74.65 per cent voting was registered in the coastal state till 5 pm. 76.3 per cent voting was registered in North Goa while 73.06 per cent voting...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 3 EVMs for 2 constituencies in Tamil Nadu 11-04-2014 05:49 PM

    Chennai: With a single Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) designed to accommodate names of a maximum of 16 candidates, two of the 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu will require three such machines, as more than 40 aspirants are in the fray there for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls. A total...
  • Nilekani posts questions demanding answers, Ananth Kumar ignores 11-04-2014 03:28 PM

    Bangalore: The Congress candidate from Bangalore South and IT pioneer Nandan Nilekani has launched an all out war on his BJP opponent and sitting MP Ananth Kumar. Nilekani, who is the richest candidate in the entire country with declared assets worth Rs.7710 Crore, has taken to social media to attack...
  • Man who harassed disabled kids for more than a decade ordered by judge to wear 'I am a bully!' sign on a busy street 11-04-2014 12:06 PM

    An Ohio man who called his neighbor 'Monkey Mama' as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children, and has smeared dog feces on their wheelchair ramp, was ordered by a judge to carry an 'I AM A BULLY!' sign on a busy street this weekend. Edmond Aviv, 62, who was...
  • CSA lauds Dale Steyn on top cricket award 09-04-2014 10:53 PM

    Cricket South Africa has lauded fast bowler Dale Steyn on being named the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2014 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which was published on Wednesday. "South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for 2013, a year in which...
  • I took Reeva's life: Oscar Pistorius tells South African court 09-04-2014 05:11 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius told a South African court on Wednesday that his girlfriend died in his arms, blood pouring from her body, as he tried to revive her after shooting her by mistake. Facing questioning from prosecutor Gerrie Nel for the first time in his murder trial, Pistorius admitted killing...
  • Oscar Pistorius breaks down while recalling shooting 09-04-2014 08:01 AM

    Pretoria: A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cell phone photos with Reeva Steenkamp on the last night of her life. Then he erupted in anguished howls and heaving sobs while testifying at his murder trial about the moments when he says he...
  • Relations with girlfriend Reeva sometimes troubled: Oscar Pistorius 08-04-2014 04:44 PM

    Testifying in his murder trial on Tuesday, Oscar Pistorius said he and girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp sometimes had troubles in their relationship but that they sorted them out, were in love and were planning a life together. Pistorius said he was "besotted" with the 29-year-old model when they started dating and...
  • India and South Africa: Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of apartheid

    The One World Blog |  Manu Bhagavan
    This month will mark 20 years since elections that brought the system of apartheid in South Africa to a formal end. India can rightfully celebrate...

  • Indian-origin honeymoon murder suspect Dewani extradited to S Africa 08-04-2014 07:07 AM

    London: UK-based Indian-origin businessman Shrien Dewani was on Monday extradited to South Africa to stand trial for allegedly plotting the 2010 murder of his Indo-Swedish wife while on their honeymoon. Dewani, 34, was put on a flight to Cape Town from Heathrow to face a charge for ordering the contract...
  • LS polls: Congress vs AAP in New Delhi, Modi vs others in South Delhi 07-04-2014 04:44 PM

    New Delhi: The December 16 gangrape was a turning point for Delhi's polity. The anger and frustration of the common man, pent up for years, found a reason for outpour. The street protests that took place across the country were a wake up call for the powers to be. They...
  • Pistorius due to give evidence as murder trial resumes 07-04-2014 01:17 PM

    South African Paralympic and Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius is expected to take the stand for the first time on Monday in a bid to prove his innocence against charges he murdered his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, nicknamed the "Blade Runner" due to the carbon-fibre prosthetic limbs he uses...
  • LS polls: Congress names SV Ramani from Chennai South, 5 others 05-04-2014 04:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday announced the names of six candidates including SV Ramani for Chennai South constituency hours before the deadline for filing nominations for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls ends. After much dilly-dallying, Tamil Nadu Congress president BS Gnandesikan announced the name of Ramani, the party's...
  • It was my best Twenty20 knock, says Virat Kohli 05-04-2014 10:58 AM

    Mirpur: Virat Kohli termed his unbeaten 72-run innings against South Africa on Friday night as his "best knock" considering the importance of the match although he said he had batted better than this on several other occasions. "If you look at the importance of this match (World T20 semi-final), then...
  • World T20: India blow away South Africa in semi-final 05-04-2014 10:45 AM

    Led by Virat Kohli's knock of 72, India chased down South Africa's total of 172 with ease to enter World T20 final. ...
  • Virat Kohli gratefully accepts gift from skipper Dhoni 05-04-2014 08:32 AM

    When Virat Kohli accepted the man of the match award on Friday, it was the second gift he had received in quick succession. With the scores level in the World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not have asked for a more innocuous delivery as...
  • Virat Kohli is in love with run-chases 04-04-2014 11:03 PM

    There's such an inevitability about Virat Kohli anchoring India's run-chases in limited-overs cricket, and it once again came to the fore in Mirpur on Friday, when a victory over South Africa earned India another shot at the ICC World Twenty20 trophy. The target of 173 had the pressure of a...
  • We were positive about chasing the target, says MS Dhoni 04-04-2014 10:59 PM

    Mirpur: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said there was a "sense of calmness" in the innings break as the team backed itself to chase down the 173-run target set by South Africa in the ICC World T20 semi-final, here on Friday night. "There was a sense of calmness in the...
  • World T20: Kohli, Ashwin star as India hammer South Africa to enter final against Sri Lanka 04-04-2014 09:32 PM

    There's such an inevitability about Virat Kohli anchoring India's run-chases in limited-overs cricket, and it once again came to the fore in Mirpur on Friday, when a victory over South Africa earned India another shot at the ICC World Twenty20 trophy. The target of 173 had the pressure of a...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, World T20 2nd semi-final 04-04-2014 05:21 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) R Ashwin took 3/22 in South Africa's 172/4 while Virat Kohli once again anchored India's chase with a knock of 72 not out in the semi-final at Mirpur. Pre-match: After rain played spoilsport in the first semi-final of the...
  • England women cruise to World Twenty20 final 04-04-2014 04:55 PM

    Mirpur: Veteran skipper Charlotte Edwards and young Sarah Taylor batted sensibly to chase down a paltry total and help England women beat South Africa by nine wickets to enter the final of the ICC Women's World T20 on Friday. The English women will meet their Australian counterparts in the final...
  • South Africa are in safe hands, says former captain Graeme Smith 04-04-2014 09:44 AM

    Graeme Smith believes South Africa are in safe hands, despite his retirement as captain and the recent departures of coach Gary Kirsten and allrounder Jacques Kallis, because the squad are still brimming with experience. Smith announced his retirement in March after 12 years, more than 9,000 test runs and 27...