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  • Panasonic launches Eluga U smartphone in India at Rs 18,990; features a 5-inch display, 13 MP camera Yesterday

    New Delhi: Japanese tech giant Panasonic today said it plans to introduce as many as 15 new devices in the next few months as it aims to garner five per cent share of the Indian multi-billion dollar smartphone market. Panasonic, which entered the smartphone market here last year, has also declared...
  • Former JD(U) MLA Ramparves Rai dies of multiple organ failure July 8, 2014

    Former JD(U) MLA Ramparvesh Rai died of multiple organ failure on Monday night and was cremated on Tuesday in his native Saran district, family sources said. Rai, 50, died at a private hospital in Gurgaon on Monday night following multiple organ failure. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar...
  • International defender now runs paan shop in Odisha July 6, 2014

    Kendrapara(Odisha): Rashmita Patra, a 23-year-old woman of Aul block in Kendrapara district, runs a small betel leaves shop. So, what's the big deal? Well, only three years ago Rashmita used to be an international woman footballer. She represented India as a defender in the U-16 AFC women's qualifying competition at Kuala Lumper...
  • E3 2014: Nintendo reveals Skylanders-like toy line June 11, 2014

    Los Angeles: Nintendo is taking a cue from "Skylanders" and "Disney Infinity." The Japanese gaming giant unveiled a toy figure line called "amiibo" that will work in tandem with its video games like the toys-meet-games franchises from Activision Blizzard Inc. and the Walt Disney Co. The announcement was made in...
  • Sanju Samson, Abhishek Mohan selected for Emerging U-23 players India camp May 24, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala players Sanju Samson and Abhishek Mohan have been selected for the Emerging U-23 players India camp to be held from June 5 to 30. Abhishek Mohan is a right-arm fast bowler who became the highest wicket taker in India in the Under 25 C K Naidu trophy with 39...
  • Bhutia, Chhetri in AIFF-suggested committee for U-17 World Cup May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to beef up the technical know-how ahead of the 2017 Under-17 World Cup, AIFF president Praful Patel on Wednesday suggested the formation of a special committee involving former and current skippers Baichung Bhutia and Sunil Chhetri. In a meeting here, the All India Football Federation's executive committee endorsed...
  • Tanuj Virwani: Being a star kid, there is an added sense of responsibility April 24, 2014

    Mumbai: One-film-old Tanuj Virwani, who will be seen sharing the screen with his mother and yesteryear actress Rati Agnihotri in the forthcoming film "Purani Jeans", understands his responsibilities as an actor but does not feel any pressure to deliver at par with his mother. But at the same time he would...
  • India have impressive talent pool: Liverpool's youth academy coach April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In an initiative which might help India's chances when the country hosts the under-17 World Cup, the Liverpool Football Academy-DSK Shivajians academy has offered to groom Indian players for the mega-event and beyond. DSK Shivajians had tied up with the world famous English club to start a residential international...
  • AIFF waiting for FIFA feedback about venues for U-17 World Cup April 3, 2014

    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 or...
  • LS polls: Vasuki bids to be first woman MP from North Chennai April 1, 2014

    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 March 11, 2014

    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,...
  • Manmohan Singh heads for Myanmar summit on regional ties March 2, 2014

    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 March 1, 2014

    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 Pitt...
  • U-19 World Cup: Resurgent Pakistan face tough test against South Africa in final March 1, 2014

    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 win...
  • FIFA plans to hold U-17 World Cup matches in Guwahati in 2017 February 27, 2014

    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 and...
  • Pakistan edge England to enter U-19 World Cup final February 25, 2014

    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 was...
  • FIFA team meets sports ministry, starts inspection of venues February 21, 2014

    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 a...
  • Unmukt Chand buoyed by Tendulkar's advice February 17, 2014

    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 captain,...
  • U2 to perform 'Ordinary Love' at Oscars 2014 February 13, 2014

    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 January 30, 2014

    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 Bihar,...
  • JDU faces rebellion as Shivanand Tiwari accuses Nitish Kumar of 'hatred' January 30, 2014

    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 Chief...
  • Vijay Zol to lead India at ICC U-19 World Cup February 8, 2014

    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 time. The...
  • Golden Globe Awards: U2 wins best original song for 'Mandela....' January 13, 2014

    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 African...
  • India can qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup: Tendulkar December 24, 2013

    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 February 9, 2014

    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 in...
  • West Indies refuse to play in Bangladesh, citing security concerns December 8, 2013

    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 December 6, 2013

    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 December 6, 2013

    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 India...
  • Twitter to be available on entry-level mobile phones without Internet December 6, 2013

    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 quarter...