WORLD

  • Indian men bank on P Harikrishna in World Team Chess championship 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Grandmaster P Harikrishna will be the driving force as a slightly depleted Indian team will take on some of the finest teams in the World Team Chess championship. Harikrishna, the lone Indian in the top fifty of world ranking besides Viswanathan Anand, along with Krishnan Sasikiran has a task cut out. SP...
  • Australia foils alleged terror attack for Gallipoli centenary: Police 3 hours 45 minutes ago

    Sydney: Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week at an event to mark the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli during World War One, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. More than 200 police were involved in a series of raids in...
  • Indian women seek glory in World Team Chess Championship 4 hours 38 minutes ago

    Chengdu: Led by world number three Koneru Humpy, the Indian women's team will look for an unprecedented medal haul when it competes in the World Team Chess Championship that gets underway in Chengdu. Humpy, who was ousted in the quarter-finals of the world women championship recently, will be the mainstay while...
  • World Bank chief praises PM Modi's Jan Dhan Yojna 16 hours 36 minutes ago

    Washington: The World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim on Friday said that the "strong visionary leadership" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resulted in "extraordinary effort" by India on financial inclusion of its people. The World Bank in a report released this week said by January 2015, 125 million bank accounts...
  • 'Amazingly intact' World War II aircraft carrier found in Pacific 21 hours 25 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Experts have discovered a World War II US aircraft carrier that is "amazingly intact" despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years. The former USS Independence is resting in 2,600 feet (800 meters) of water off California's Farallon Islands with its hull and flight...
  • I hope to maintain my position as World No.1, says Saina Nehwal Yesterday

    Saina Nehwal regained the number one position in international rankings after Xuerui dropped a couple of rungs to third in the latest list issued. ...
  • Money forced me to quit Zimbabwe and play county: Brendan Taylor Yesterday

    Nottingham: Former Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor has said his decision to retire from international cricket and play for English county Nottinghamshire was primarily because of financial benefits. Taylor reportedly earned around 250 Australian dollars before tax for his World Cup efforts. In contrast, established county cricketers could expect to earn between...
  • Is cricket no longer the sought-after sport for advertisers in India? 2 days ago

    Cricket is not just a sport but almost a religion for India, home to over a billion people. The gentleman's game has captured the imagination of millions of fans and ruled over their hearts for ages. However, the sport seems to be gradually losing its sheen to other sports that...
  • Novak Djokovic, Genzebe Dibaba bag Laureus Awards 2 days ago

    Shanghai: Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and Ethiopian sprinter Genzebe Dibaba were named the Laureus Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year respectively in a glittering ceremony on Wednesday. The ceremony also saw the induction of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar into the Laureus Academy. Djokovic pipped Lewis Hamilton (UK), Renaud Lavillenie (France),...
  • Indian Shooter Chain Singh misses World Cup finals by a point 2 days ago

    Changwon: India's rifle troika of Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang, Chain Singh and Sanjeev Rajput, who survived their respective elimination rounds on Tuesday, failed to make it to the 50m Rifle 3 Positions finals on Wednesday at the shooting World Cup (Rifle/Pistol). The closest to the final berth was Chain Singh,...
  • India remain No. 2 in ODI rankings 3 days ago

    Dubai: The Indian team have retained their second position in the one-day internationals rankings list after finishing as semifinalists in the recently-concluded World Cup. With 116 points, India are placed just six points behind world champions Australia, who have garnered 122 rating points to their credit. India are followed by South Africa...
  • I started when I was 6 with the dream of being No. 1: Sania Mirza 3 days ago

    Sania Mirza created history by becoming the first female tennis player from India to achieve the world number one rank in doubles, following her stupendous title win at the WTA Family Circle Cup with partner Martina Hingis. ...
  • Struggling Mumbai Indians miss Tendulkar, their most consistent batsman ever 3 days ago

    Sachin Tendulkar is not strongly associated with the shortest form of the game. He played just one T20I match in his career - in 2006 against South Africa; it was India's debut T20I match as well. For the record, he made 10 but thanks to two Dineshs (Karthik and Mongia)...
  • Fast bowling dying due to cricket overkill: Michael Holding 3 days ago

    Shanghai: West Indian legend Michael Holding has been impressed with the growth of fast bowling India but rued the decline of the art in world cricket due to an overkill of the game. "I was very impressed with Indian fast bowlers, especially Mohit Sharma and Mohammad Shami. It was surprising to...
  • Virat Kohli needs to learn from Dhoni: Steve Waugh 3 days ago

    Shanghai: Australia's World Cup winning captain Steve Waugh feels Indian star Virat Kohli should learn from Mahendra Singh Dhoni to keep his emotions in check and mature as a captain. Kohli took over the reigns of Test captaincy from Dhoni, who announced his shock retirement from the longest format post the...
  • India handed tough draw for 2018 FIFA qualifiers 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian football team has been drawn in a tough group alongside top Asian nation Iran, Oman, Turkmenistan and Guam for the second phase of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The draw took place on Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur. Iran is the top-ranked team in the Asian...
  • Want to be at the top of my game ahead of Olympics: shooter Apurvi Chandela 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Young Apurvi Chandela wants to be at the "top of her game" as she aims for a maiden Olympic appearance at next year's Rio Games by fulfilling the stringent selection criteria that the NRAI has set for the Indian shooters. The Commonwealth Games gold medal winning shooter last Saturday...
  • Gagan Narang, Sanjeev Rajput survive elimination rounds at World Cup 3 days ago

    Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang, Sanjeev Rajput and Chain Singh survived their respective elimination rounds to enter the qualification round for the finals of men's 50m rifle 3 position event at the ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) on Tuesday. Among them, London Games bronze winner Narang returned the best score with a...
  • Asia throws up intriguing World Cup qualifiers 3 days ago

    The sheer enormity and rich diversity of Asia offers a bitter-sweet opportunity to the region's World Cup hopefuls. After a revamp of the qualifying procedure, Asia's heavyweight teams now get the benefit of playing against some of the world's weakest national sides, but the road to qualifying can be a tricky...
  • Farhan Akhtar, Riteish Deshmukh, SRK hail Sania Mirza's number 1 world ranking 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Several Bollywood celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Farah Khan, Ritesih Deshmukh congratulated Sania Mirza for creating history by becoming the first female tennis player from India to achieve the world number one rank in doubles. Mirza won the title at the WTA Family Circle Cup with partner Martina...
  • India tops in remittances, receives $70 billion, says World Bank 4 days ago

    Washington: The World Bank has said India continues to be the leading nation in remittances pulling in $70 billion from its global migrant workforce in 2014. World Bank's study of remittance, the money workers and professionals working in foreign lands send back to their native countries, attributed this mainly to...
  • Put myopia aside, celebrate Sania Mirza's grand feat 4 days ago

    It's no mean feat. To summit, your most valuable asset is the power to succeed. And Sania, despite seeing roadblocks of every nature and size during her ascent, has hoisted the Tricolour on top. Time to shed the myopia and recognise her unmatched success. Sania is a deserving World No....
  • WTA rankings out, Sania Mirza officially crowned World No. 1 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza on Monday officially became the first Indian woman tennis player to be ranked world number one in doubles after WTA unveiled its latest list. The Indian ace has risen three rungs in the charts with 7660 points to dethrone Italy's Sara Errani (7640 points) The jump follows her...
  • I believed I can be No. 1, want to thank those who didn't: Sania Mirza 5 days ago

    Sania Mirza never thought she can't be number one. On Sunday, that belief turned to reality. And Sania didn't forget to thank those who pushed her to achieve her goal - the detractors. On a pedestal no Indian woman tennis player had the privilege to stand on, the new world...
  • BCCI World Cup meeting will have discussions on new coach 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The new regime of the BCCI will have its first Working Committee meeting on April 26 in Kolkata and discussions on Duncan Fletcher's possible replacement will be held at that conclave. It will be the first time that Jagmohan Dalmiya and his colleagues will be formally meeting to set...
  • Jitu Rai wins bronze at ISSF World Cup in Korea 6 days ago

    Celebrated Indian shooter Jitu Rai shot his way to a bronze medal in the men's 10-metre air pistol event at the ongoing ISSF Shooting World Cup on Sunday. An Asian and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, Jitu aggregated a total of 181.1 points to finish third on the podium, missing out on the...
  • Homeopathic medicine from snake venom can arrest spread of HIV: Researchers 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Homeopathic medicine made from venom of rattlesnake can arrest spread of HIV, researchers said at a World Homeopathy Summit. Research by doctors of Hyderabad-based JSPS Government Homeopathic Medical College and Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) has positively shown homeopathic medicine from snake venom, Crotalus Horridus, can arrest...
  • PM Modi pays homage at war memorial for Indians in France 6 days ago

    Paris: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid homage at the Indian Memorial at the Neuve Chapelle in France that commemorates Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War I. The memorial on the outskirts of Neuve Chapelle in the department of Pas de Calais in northern France commemorates over...
  • Twitter slams Virat Kohli's immature outburst 1 week ago

    India's batting star Virat Kohli on Friday said that he was 'hurt' by the way fans responded after his dismal show in the World Cup semi-finals against Australia that led to his team's ouster from the mega event. India, after winning seven matches in a row, lost to Australia in the...
  • Athletics Federation of India to mull over lucrative franchise-based league 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India is likely to take a decision on owning a commercial property which will organise a franchise-based athletics league in the country in a bid to make the sport lucrative and raise its profile. It is learnt that a company associated with a businessman involved...