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  • Rights group seeks probe into Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri's death 19 hours 0 minutes ago

    Kolkata: A rights group has filed a police complaint demanding an investigation into the "unnatural" death of cricketer Ankit Keshri and punishment of all those responsible for his demise. In an e-mail to city police commissioner Surojit Kar Purokayastha, the human rights organisation Association For Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) said...
  • India Under-14 football girls stranded at Kathmandu 6 days ago

    Kathmandu: Fresh tremors on Sunday have delayed the evacuation of the Indian Under-14 girls football team from the earthquake-affected Nepal capital. An aircraft that was to bring the stranded team back to the country was scheduled to leave the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at 12.30 pm, an All India Football...
  • US says Russian fighter jet makes 'unsafe' intercept April 12, 2015

    Washington: A Russian fighter jet intercepted a US reconnaissance plane in an "unsafe and unprofessional manner", the Pentagon has said, the second such incident in over a year. On Tuesday, a US RC-135U was flying over the Baltic Sea when it was intercepted by a Russian SU-27 Flanker. The Pentagon said...
  • Congress' immediate aim is to halt BJP in Bihar: Jairam Ramesh April 12, 2015

    Hyderabad: Congress' immediate objective is to stop BJP in Bihar, where a loss to the saffron party in the ensuing Assembly elections would have a major impact on national politics, senior party leader Jairam Ramesh said and hinted at the possibility of an alliance with ruling JD-U. Speaking to PTI...
  • Germanwings plane diverted to Stuttgart due to suspected oil loss April 4, 2015

    Frankfurt: A Germanwings flight to Venice was diverted to Stuttgart on Saturday as the Airbus A319 aircraft appeared to be losing oil, the airline said in a statement. Germanwings flight 4U814, with 123 passengers and five crew members on board, took off from Cologne at 9.55 am local time (0755 GMT). Germanwings...
  • Australia Under-19 squad announced for England series February 6, 2015

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday announced their Under-19 team which will take on U-19 England as part of their preparations for the 2016 U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh. The team will play England U-19 in Perth before a reciprocal tour later this year. The series includes a two-day warm-up game,...
  • Video games coming in 2015: Everything you need to know January 10, 2015

    Los Angeles: Link, Master Chief, Batman and Nathan Drake will be back in action. The leading men are among the protagonists starring in totally new video game instalments in 2015, joined by newcomers like a team of intergalactic monster hunters and their prey ("Evolve"), a band of high-tech criminals and their...
  • U2's Bono says he may never play guitar again January 3, 2015

    New York: Bono, the frontman of the Irish rock group U2 who was injured in a cycling accident last year, said on Friday his recovery has not been easy and he may never play guitar again. In a blog on the group's website, the 54-year-old rocker said he broke his hand,...
  • Bengaluru: Fans, music legends give tribute to Mandolin maestro U Srinivas December 8, 2014

    Music legends and fans gave a beautiful tribute to Mandolin maestro U Srinivas in Bengaluru. Better known as Mandolin Srinivas, he passed away earlier in 2014. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi leads Congress protest outside Parliament against Modi government's 'U-turns' December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday led the protest against the Bharatiya Janata Party government over 'U-turns' taken by it. MPs held up the booklet 'U-turn Sarkar' outside Parliament highlighting issues of black money, incursion by Chinese troops, ceasefire violations by Pakistan. The 33-page booklet was released on...
  • One Directon, Chris Martin, U2 set to record Band Aid charity song for Ebola November 16, 2014

    London: Boy band One Direction and U2 lead singer Bono joined some of the biggest names in British pop and rock music on Saturday to record a new version of the Band Aid charity song to raise money to combat Ebola in Africa. The single, "Do They Know It's Christmas?", was...
  • One Direction don't show despite big win at MTV's top European awards November 10, 2014

    Reuters: Boy-band sensation One Direction were among the big winners that failed to turn up to collect their prizes at one of Europe's top music events on Sunday, after they scooped three MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow. Justin Bieber and Katy Perry were among other notable no-shows, though the firework-filled...
  • Watch: 'I have glaucoma': Bono reveals why he always wears dark sunglasses; he has been suffering from the condition for two decades October 19, 2014

    If you thought Bono's dark sunglasses came as a part of his superstardom, you're mistaken. Irish rock band U2's front man Bono revealed he has to don shades because he suffers from glaucoma. The star says he has been suffering from the condition for nearly two decades. At a British...
  • Srinivas: The 'low notes' that he kept away from Mandolin and music September 22, 2014

    On Friday, September 19, 2014, I logged into my Facebook account in the afternoon, to find numerous posts on the untimely death of Mandolin Srinivas, a child prodigy and an international musical legend. Aside from the many posts hoping that his soul rests in peace, I read several posts which...
  • Renowned musician Mandolin U Srinivas passes away at 45 September 19, 2014

    Chennai: The renowned musician Mandolin U Srinivas passed away in Chennai on Friday morning. He was just 45 years old. U Srinivas was popularly known as Mandolin U Srinivas. Shrinivas played an electric mandolin and had collaborated with the world renowned musicians like John McLaughlin, Michael Nyman, and Michael Brook....
  • Illegal mining: SC dismisses Tamil Nadu government's plea against probe officer September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a setback to the Tamil Nadu government, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the state's plea against the appointment of IAS officer U Sagayam to probe illegal mining in the state. Earlier, the Madras High Court had appointed a committee headed by Sagayam to probe illegal sand and...
  • U17 World Cup: AIFF tying up with Brazilian club September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Under17 World Cup slated to take place in the country in 2017, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is tying up with a Brazilian club, Atletico Paranaense, for an exchange programme for the U17 team. Founded in 1924, Atletico Paranaense is a team from Curitiba in Parana,...
  • Apple offers users option to delete free U2 album following complaints September 16, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple on Monday began helping people boot U2 off their iTunes accounts after a cacophony of complaints about not wanting the automatically downloaded free album by the Irish rock band. U2 performed at the close of an Apple event last week marked by the unveiling of new largescreen iPhones,...
  • Apple releases U2's new album 'Songs of Innocence' for free on iTunes September 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Veteran Irish rockers U2 pulled off a surprise at Apple's event to launch new products on Tuesday, making its latest album available for free on Apple's iTunes online store. The Grammy Awardwinning band performed at the Cupertino, California event, at which Apple unveiled two new iPhones, a smart watch...
  • U2 drops new surprise album 'Songs of Innocence' at Apple unveiling September 10, 2014

    Cupertino: Surprise! U2 just put out a new album, and the renowned rock band is giving it away for free to iTunes users. U2 made the unexpected announcement Tuesday at Apple's unveiling event in Cupertino, California. All customers with iTunes accounts could download the 11song "Songs of Innocence" for free Tuesday...
  • Myanmar cancels byelection September 7, 2014

    Yangon: Myanmar's Union Election Commission on Sunday cancelled the upcoming second byelection which was scheduled for the end of this year. U Tin Aye, chairman of the commission, made the announcement after meeting dozens of Yangonbased political parties at the Myanmar Peace Centre, Xinhua reported. The byelection was cancelled due to the...
  • Jaipur Pink Panthers win Pro Kabaddi League title August 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Jaipur Pink Panthers proved too strong for U Mumba as they produced a clinical performance in the final to emerge triumphant in the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League at the NSCI Stadium here on Sunday. The franchise owned by Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan scored a 3524 victory in an actionpacked summit...
  • 'Mary Kom' gets 'U' certificate: Priyanka Chopra expresses excitement on Twitter, director Omung Kumar hints at films wider reach August 28, 2014

    'Mary Kom', the biopic starring Priyanka Chopra has finally got 'U'certificate from the Central Borad of Film Certification (CBFC). The sports drama, which is based on the life of Olympic bronze medal winner Mary Kom, was earlier issued U/A certificate by the board. "Awesome! 'U' certificate! Family movie #MaryKom," Chopra posted on...
  • U Mumba edge out Puneri Paltans in Pro Kabaddi August 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Having already booked a semifinal spot, U Mumba packed another punch in their last league game as they edged past Puneri Paltans 3635 in the Star Sports Pro Kabbadi League at the Kanteerava Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday. Mumbai gained five points, taking their tally to 51 in an inconsequential...
  • Twenty20 is just a platform, Test cricket is the ultimate dream: Unmukt August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Indian Premier League (IPL) being blamed for India's humiliating Tests series loss in England, Unmukt Chand, skipper of the 2012 U19 World Cup winning team, feels that Twenty20 just remains a platform but playing Tests still remains the dream of every young cricketer. The 21yearold Delhi cricketer,...
  • Telegu Titans thrash Dabang Delhi in Pro Kabaddi League August 19, 2014

    After proving their mettle in two matches in a row, Telegu Titans extended their dominance by thrashing Dabang Delhi 4526 in the Pro Kabaddi League on Tuesday. This was the third win for Telegu Titans, claiming the fourth spot in the league table. Vizag also joined U Mumba by not losing...
  • Pro Kabaddi League: Bengaluru Bulls end U Mumba's winning streak August 13, 2014

    Pune: Bengaluru Bulls handed U Mumba handed their first loss of the Pro Kabaddi League at the Balewadi Sports Complex on Wednesday. The final scoreline was 3330 in Bulls' favour. Starting things off for U Mumba was the usual suspect Rishank Devadiga, ousting Bulls' Preetam Singh. The star raiders of both the teams...
  • Sushil Kumar Modi warns people against Nitish's 'double role' August 10, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday asked people to be on guard against the "double role" of former state chief minister Nitish Kumar while voting in the Assembly bypolls on August 21. Modi, who had been the deputy chief minister under Kumar, alleged that the senior JD(U) leader talks...
  • BJP slams JD(U) minister for making fun of Sushma Swaraj August 8, 2014

    A day after a senior JD(U) minister ridiculed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for saying that flood situation had been averted in Bihar due to theinitiative of the Centre, the BJP on Friday hit back at him for trivializing the union government's efforts to prevent largescale destruction due to discharge...