World Cup 2011

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  • Katrina top searched person online, Anna second 17-12-2011 01:46 AM

    New Delhi: Leaving behind anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif has emerged as the most searched person online in the country this year, says a report by search engine giant Google. The report released by Google on Friday has come up with the topics and persons that Internet...
  • New Zealand beat France to win Rugby World Cup 23-10-2011 03:20 PM

    Auckland: New Zealand survived the last of an uncanny spate of fly-half injuries to close a cavernous gap in its rugby history, beating France 8-7 in a gripping Rugby World Cup final to become the third team to win the title twice. Despite being the perennial favorite, New Zealand hadn't...
  • Aus beat Wales to win Rugby WC bronze 21-10-2011 10:49 PM

    Auckland: Australia overcame early injuries to star backs Quade Cooper and Kurtley Beale to beat Wales 21-18 in the Rugby World Cup third-place playoff Friday, finally ending a 25-year losing streak at Eden Park. The playoff for bronze was always about who could switch back on mentally after their semifinals...
  • All Blacks to face France in Rugby WC final 16-10-2011 03:48 PM

    Auckland: New Zealand will face France in the Rugby World Cup final after beating arch rivals Australia 20-6 in their semifinal clash on Sunday, drawing a giant step closer to ending a 24-year quest for its second title. The All Blacks relieved the anxiety of a nation starved of World...
  • India's World Cup win: don't forget it in a hurry 08-08-2011 04:07 PM

    Player injuries that have ignited the club vs country debate and two back-to-back defeats in the ongoing Test series against England have almost made us forget that barely four months ago we won the 2011 Cricket World Cup and went delirious with joy. The 1983 World Cup win, played in...
  • Japan win women's World Cup title 18-07-2011 09:38 AM

    Frankfurt: They came to play for their earthquake and tsunami-ravaged country. They left with the Women's World Cup trophy, holding it high above their smiling faces, flecked with gold confetti. Japan stunned the Americans in a riveting final, beating the favorites 3-1 in a penalty shootout on Sunday after coming...
  • Is Yuvraj Singh dating Ameesha Patel? 07-04-2011 03:54 PM

    Mumbai: Cricketer Yuvraj Singh gave Ameesha Patel special tickets to the World Cup finals between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede stadium. With that one stroke, the all-rounder must've broken several hearts. That said, given the long line of B-Town beauties on Yuvi's arm, is Ameesha the latest maiden to...
  • Team India's brand equity climbs after WC win 04-04-2011 08:34 PM

    New Delhi: Several governments have already showered crores of rupees as prize money on the World Cup winning squad, but that's not the end of the windfall for the cricketers. The win also means that more endorsements could come their way. Its India's biggest cricketing moment and the cup has...
  • 'Sai Ratna' award for Sachin Tendulkar 04-04-2011 06:11 PM

    Mumbai: Iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar will be the first recipient of the 'Sai Ratna' award instituted by the famous Saibaba temple trust at Shirdi in Maharashtra. "Members of the Sai Sansthan met on Monday and it was unanimously decided to confer the Sai Ratna award on Sachin," chairman of Shri...
  • Dhoni's team gets 60 times more than Kapil's 04-04-2011 07:05 AM

    New Delhi: It's raining rewards for the winning squad. Not only a 10 million largesse from BCCI, state governments are also queuing up to shower the cricketers with big money. Rajasthan has announced a complimentary trip on "Palace On wheels" for all the players. Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni have...
  • UP to felicitate Raina, Chawla for WC victory 03-04-2011 03:59 PM

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday announced to felicitate Indian cricketers Suresh Raina and Piyush Chawla with Kanshiram International Sports award after the team's historic victory in the World Cup on Saturday night. "By helping the Indian team in reaching the final match and making important contributions in winning...
  • President 'mesmerised' with Team India's win 03-04-2011 02:08 PM

    Mumbai: President Pratibha Patil on Sunday said watching the thrilling final of Cricket World Cup was a 'mesmerising' experience and lauded the 'tenacity and hard work' of the Men in Blue. "Team India played with utmost patience, dexterity and displayed superb skills, both with bat and ball," the President told...
  • Pak PM congratulates India for World Cup win 03-04-2011 01:04 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has congratulated Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the Indian cricket team's victory in the cricket World Cup and expressed the hope that sports links between the two countries will be "fully restored in the near future". In a message sent to Singh on...
  • WC: Dikshit announces Rs 1 cr for Delhi boys 03-04-2011 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday announced an award of Rs 2 crore for Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni and Rs 1 crore each for four Delhi players after their historic victory in the World Cup. "The Chief Minister has decided to honour the Indian captain...
  • Twitter flooded with wishes for team India 03-04-2011 11:02 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket team was swamped with congratulatory messages from Bollywood celebrities, politicians, cricket administrators and fellow players on twitterati for lifting its second World Cup after 28 years. From spin legend Shane Warne and other sportspersons such as Mahesh Bhupathi, Sania Mirza, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Karun Chandhok...
  • Sonia celebrates India's World Cup win with fans 03-04-2011 07:52 AM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday night came out on the street of Delhi and joined thousands of ecstatic fans in celebrating India's World Cup cricket triumph. As soon as the Sports Utility Vehicle carrying her stopped on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg near the busy ITO crossing at...
  • Confident Dhoni fashions India's World Cup triumph 03-04-2011 07:42 AM

    Mumbai: Mahendra Singh Dhoni has climbed the ladder of success with rapid strides, first as a player and then as the Indian cricket captain. After winning the World Twenty20 and guiding India to the top of the Test table, the effervescent Dhoni on Saturday night led India to World Cup...
  • Euphoric scenes after India's world cup triumph 02-04-2011 11:46 PM

    Kolkata: Delirious scenes were seen across Kolkata as the city's cricket-crazy crowd went wild in widespread celebration late into the night moments after India's historic World Cup triumph in Mumbai. No sooner than Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit the winning run off Nuwan Kulasekara for a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka...
  • President congratulates Team India for WC win 02-04-2011 11:06 PM

    Mumbai: President Pratibha Patil on Saturday congratulated the Indian cricket team for winning the World Cup after a gap of 28 years with a six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka, saying the road to success was long and hard. "The road to success has been long and hard. You and your...
  • Celebrities witness summit clash of World Cup 02-04-2011 06:18 PM

    Mumbai: President Pratibha Patil and her Sri Lankan counter-part Mahinda Rajapaksha were among the host of high-profile personalities who attended the India-Sri Lanka World Cup final match at a fully packed Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. Union Minister Kapil Sibal, former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi...
  • Fans wait and watch as VIPs get WC tickets 02-04-2011 08:18 AM

    Mumbai: As India readies for one of its biggest cricket matches ever, the World Cup final against Sri Lanka, the Wankhede stadium is a bustle of activity, with people from different parts of the country, and even, the world, waiting in long queues to get tickets. To be a part...
  • Cabinet divided over tax exemption for ICC 01-04-2011 01:53 PM

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Ajay Maken, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni and Tourism Minister Kumari Selja objected to the tax waiver to the International Cricket Council in a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, sources said. The Cabinet had on Thursday approved a Rs 45 crore service tax exemption to the...
  • ICC bars news channels from covering WC final 01-04-2011 11:04 AM

    New Delhi: The ICC has once again barred news channels from covering the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka on Saturday at Mumbai's Wankhede stadium. The ICC has withdrawn media accreditation despite the Union government's intervention before the India-Pakistan semi-final in Mohali. Earlier on Wednesday, before the Mohali...
  • South Mumbai to be a no-fly zone for WC final 01-04-2011 07:28 AM

    Mumbai: Mumbai has turned into into a fortress with a 3-tier security ahead of the India-Sri Lanka World Cup final to be held at the Wankhede stadium on Saturday. Joint Commissioner of Police, Himanshu Roy said, "We are checking the antecedents of foreigners who have bought tickets." A 3-tier security...