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  • AIFF waiting for FIFA feedback about venues for U-17 World Cup 03-04-2014 05:05 PM

    Jamshedpur: All India Football Federation (AIFF) will start the renovation work of the venues that will host the 2017 Under-17 World Cup after it gets the feedback from FIFA team. "We are waiting for the feedback from FIFA about the venues they have inspected recently and initiate action to upgrade...
  • LS polls: Vasuki bids to be first woman MP from North Chennai 01-04-2014 10:15 AM

    Chennai: True to the Leftist style, CPI(M) candidate from North Chennai U Vasuki sips tea at a local shop in one of the narrow lanes of the congested part of the bustling metropolis and hops around meeting voters of various hues in her bid to become the first woman MP...
  • Nation-wide dengue awareness campaign launched 11-03-2014 07:22 PM

    New Delhi: Aiming at early prevention of dengue, a nationwide awareness campaign about the deadly disease was on Tuesday launched in Delhi that includes a dedicated round-the-clock multi-lingual helpline. The two-month long campaign 'U & Me Against Dengue', a public-private partnership is spread over six major cities including Delhi, and...
  • Manmohan Singh heads for Myanmar summit on regional ties 02-03-2014 01:32 PM

    New Delhi: Manmohan Singh leaves for Myanmar capital Nai Pyi Taw on Monday for the six-nation BIMSTEC meet on regional ties, in what could be his last foreign visit as prime minister, and also hold bilateral talks with its leadership. Apart from engaging with his host, Myanmar President U Thein...
  • Pharrell Williams, U2, Idina Menzel rock Oscar rehearsals 01-03-2014 04:53 PM

    Los Angeles: Having the nation's No. 1 song does not exempt an artist from Oscar rehearsals. Pharrell Williams ran through his catchy hit 'Happy' more than half a dozen times Friday in preparation for the Oscar telecast. He even shared the spotlight with a spate of stars: Jamie Foxx, Brad...
  • U-19 World Cup: Resurgent Pakistan face tough test against South Africa in final 01-03-2014 08:31 AM

    Dubai: South Africa will aim to break the title drought when they lock horns with two-time champion Pakistan in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup final at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. South Africa finished runner-up in the 2002 and 2008 tournaments while Pakistan remains the only side to...
  • FIFA plans to hold U-17 World Cup matches in Guwahati in 2017 27-02-2014 11:06 PM

    Guwahati: A delegation of FIFA, led by Deputy Director of Competitions and Events Head, Inaki Alvarez, met Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to discuss holding of some matches of FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the city in 2017. According to an official release, Alvarez said he had inspected the stadiums...
  • Pakistan edge England to enter U-19 World Cup final 25-02-2014 09:29 AM

    In an absolute cracker of a match, Pakistan beat England by three wickets to enter the final of the Under-19 World Cup on Monday. Chasing England's 204 for seven, Pakistan turned the match around after losing seven wickets for 142 runs. The heroes for Pakistan were Zafar Gohar (37*), who...
  • FIFA team meets sports ministry, starts inspection of venues 21-02-2014 05:36 PM

    New Delhi: Taking the first step towards ensuring smooth conduct of the 2017 Under-17 football World Cup in India, a three-member FIFA team has met officials of the Sports Ministry before leaving to inspect probable venues for the showpiece event. "FIFA officials are already in India and they also had...
  • Unmukt Chand buoyed by Tendulkar's advice 17-02-2014 05:11 PM

    New Delhi: Former India Under-19 World Cup winning captain Unmukt Chand has revealed that it was a gentle gesture from legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar that inspired him to work harder and dream bigger. Talking about his recent meeting with Tendulkar, Unmukt, who tasted U-19 World Cup glory in 2012 as...
  • U2 to perform 'Ordinary Love' at Oscars 2014 13-02-2014 02:15 PM

    Los Angeles: Rock band U2 will perform their Oscar nominated song 'Ordinary Love' from 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' at the upcoming Academy Award ceremony, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. U2's exclusive Oscar show performance will be the first time the band will perform the song...
  • Left trying to forge tie-up with regional parties: Karat 30-01-2014 05:52 PM

    CPI-M on Thursday said Left parties were in consultation with various regional parties to forge a tie-up after the Lok Sabha elections in order to give an effective alternative to people. The Left parties were in consultation with various regional parties like the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, JD(U) in...
  • JDU faces rebellion as Shivanand Tiwari accuses Nitish Kumar of 'hatred' 30-01-2014 10:30 AM

    Patna: The Janata Dal United witnessed a rebellion on Thursday with senior leader Shivanand Tiwari once again openly refusing to contest Lok Sabha elections. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had denied Tiwari nominations to the Rajya Sabha and instead asked him to contest Lok Sabha elections. Tiwari has accused the...
  • Vijay Zol to lead India at ICC U-19 World Cup 13-01-2014 06:50 PM

    Vijay Zol has been named as India captain for the ICC Under 19 World Cup starting in the United Arab Emirates on February 15. Zol also led India to junior Asia Cup title recently. The Maharashtra batsman was also part of the Unmukt Chand-led team that lifted the cup last...
  • Golden Globe Awards: U2 wins best original song for 'Mandela....' 13-01-2014 07:55 AM

    Los Angeles: Band U2's 'Ordinary love' from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" was awarded with best original song -motion picture at the 71st Golden Globe Awards held in Beverly Hills here Sunday evening. Bono, vocalist of U2, said that the award is personal to them as the late former South...
  • India can qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup: Tendulkar 24-12-2013 12:04 AM

    Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly welcomed the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, and Tendulkar said that India could surely qualify for the 2022 football World Cup. ...
  • India to launch U-19 World Cup title defence against Pakistan 14-12-2013 05:20 PM

    Dubai: Defending champions India will open their ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup campaign against arch-rivals and two-time winners Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on February 15. The tournament will be staged across seven venues in the UAE from February 14 to March 1 and will also be participated...
  • West Indies refuse to play in Bangladesh, citing security concerns 08-12-2013 02:27 PM

    Dhaka: Citing security concerns, the West Indies Under-19 cricket team Sunday declined to play Bangladesh U-19 in Chittagong, 242 km southeast of capital Dhaka. The visitors expressed their reluctance after a bomb blast Saturday night in front of their hotel in the seaport city Chittagong, where the West Indies team...
  • India in spotlight after getting to host U-17 football WC 06-12-2013 10:12 PM

    The other countries that were in the contention to host the competition were South Africa, Uzbekistan and Republic of Ireland. ...
  • Will have to ensure good team at U-17 WC: Bhutia 06-12-2013 05:03 PM

    New Delhi: As Indian football rejoices after winning the bid to host the Under-17 World Cup, former captain Baichung Bhutia on Friday said the more difficult task for the country would be to put together a good team to compete in the mega-event and develop the infrastructure. Thanking the All...
  • Twitter to be available on entry-level mobile phones without Internet 06-12-2013 05:49 AM

    Bangalore: Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singapore-based startup to make its 140-character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the Internet. U2opia Mobile, which has a similar tie-up with Facebook Inc, will launch its Twitter service in the first...
  • Watch: Holly Maniatty's incredible sign language rap is a rage online 29-11-2013 03:11 PM

    Portland: Teaming American Sign Language with dance moves and body language, she brings musical performances alive for those who can't hear. Her clients are a who's who of rock, pop and hip-hop: Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Mumford and Sons, Jay-Z, Billy Joel, Marilyn Manson, U2, Beastie Boys and Wu-Tang Clan, to...
  • Vijay Zol to captain India in under-19 Asia Cup 28-11-2013 02:35 PM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra batsman Vijay Zol has been named captain of the India under-19 squad for the ACC Asia Cup in the UAE, which will begin on December 28. Kerala wicketkeeper Sanju Vishwanadh, who was part of the Under-19 team for the Asia Cup in 2012, has been appointed Zol's...
  • India submits bid to host FIFA U-17 World Cup 14-11-2013 05:21 PM

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Thursday announced that India had submitted an official bid to host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. "We are happy that we could submit all the necessary bid documents before the deadline," AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das told www.the-aiff.com. "I am...
  • Lou Reed's 'Satellite of Love' to resound earth in Morrissey's voice 12-11-2013 08:12 PM

    Tributes have flowed in after the death of legendary rocker Lou Reed on October 27. Expressing sadness and pain over The Velvet Underground singer's death, former Smiths vocalist and a life long Reed admirer Morrissey has now decided to release a cover for Reed's glam rock song 'Satellite of Love'...
  • India set to submit U-17 FIFA World Cup bid documents 08-11-2013 02:19 PM

    New Delhi: The uncertainty over India presenting its bid documents to host the 2017 U-17 FIFA World Cup before the stipulated deadline ended on Friday with the government furnishing the required guarantees so that AIFF can submit the documents to the sport's world governing body. With just a few days...
  • Multiple blasts rock Patna before Modi's Hunkar rally, 5 killed, 83 injured 27-10-2013 10:02 PM

    Patna: At least five people were killed and more than 80 injured as eight bombs exploded in Patna on Sunday, six of them in and around the ground where Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed a massive rally just a few hours after the tragedy. The first...
  • Bihar: 8 blasts near Modi's Hunkar rally in Patna, 5 dead, 80 injured 27-10-2013 07:06 PM

    Patna: At least five people were killed and more than 80 injured as seven bombs exploded in Patna on Sunday, six of them in and around the ground where Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed a rally hours later. The first of the supposedly low intensity blasts...
  • Bihar: JD(U) MLA Anant Singh booked for extortion 08-10-2013 08:29 AM

    Patna: A case of extortion has been lodged against JDU MLA Anant Singh in Patna. A builder has lodged a complaint in SK Puri police station alleging that Singh demanded 12 crores from him. Singh, who is considered a close aide of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has several such cases...