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  • India slips to 71st rank in global competitiveness list 52 minutes ago

    Geneva/New Delhi: Weighed down by challenging economic conditions for most part of the past year, India has slipped to the 71st position -- the lowest among BRICS countries -- in an annual global competitiveness list, where Switzerland remains on top. The annual list, released on Wednesday by Geneva-based World Economic...
  • PV Sindhu happy after winning bronze in World Badminton Championships 15 hours 15 minutes ago

    PV Sindhu told CNN-IBN that she was happy with her performance at World Badminton Championships and is now looking forward to Asian Games. ...
  • SD Burman wrote 'Yeh dil na hota bechara' after watching 'Bridge on the River Kwai': New book shares rare details from the musician's life 15 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: During his initial days in Mumbai, composer S D Burman's experiments with music were hit-and-miss affairs so he decided to give up his ambition of composing for Hindi films and return to Kolkata when he was persuaded by Ashok Kumar to stay back. Kumar was shooting for 'Mashaal' at...
  • Poor response to Ebola causing needless deaths, says World Bank head Yesterday

    Dakar/Lagos: The world's "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa's Ebola outbreak means many people are dying needlessly, the head of the World Bank said on Monday, as Nigeria confirmed another case of the virus. In a newspaper editorial, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Western healthcare facilities would easily be...
  • FIFA opens talks on 2022 World Cup dates in Qatar Yesterday

    FIFA will host its first consultation meeting next week to agree dates for playing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. FIFA says its six confederations plus clubs, leagues and players' unions from around the world will be represented at talks led by Asian Football Confederation President Sheik Salman bin Ebrahim al...
  • Spain's Carolina Marin wins World Badminton Championships 2 days ago

    Copenhagen: Spaniard Carolina Marin stunned reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China to become the first European in 15 years to clinch the women's singles title at the World Badminton Championships here on Sunday. The World No.10, who had defeated India's P.V. Sindhu in the semi-finals Saturday, drubbed World No.1 Li...
  • Pakistan's defeat in Sri Lanka sparks ICC World Cup 2015 fears 2 days ago

    Karachi: Former cricket greats said they fear Pakistan's one-day defeat in Sri Lanka will hurt preparations for the World Cup just five months away. Pakistan were beaten by seven wickets in the third and final one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Saturday after being bowled for a mere 102,...
  • China secure two golds in badminton worlds, Lee Chong Wei in final 2 days ago

    Copenhagen: China have secured the women's and mixed doubles gold medals at the World Badminton Championships while their Chen Long has set up a men's title clash with top-seeded Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia. Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang downed Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda from Japan 21-8, 21-13 in the...
  • Australia captain Michael Clarke throws India a World Cup challenge 2 days ago

    Next year's World Cup will decide the kings of the 50-over game whatever happens in the race to top the ICC world rankings between now and then, according to Australia captain Michael Clarke. Australia top the rankings going into Sunday's triangular series match against Zimbabwe in Harare but, depending on results,...
  • PV Sindhu loses in the semis of World Badminton Championships to settle for bronze 3 days ago

    Copenhagen: PV Sindhu suffered a heartbreak at the World Badminton Championship as the Indian shuttler had to settle for a second consecutive bronze medal after succumbing to Carolina Marin of Spain in straight games at the semifinals on Saturday. Sindhu, seeded 11th, failed in her bid to become the first Indian...
  • As it happened: World Badminton Championships semi-finals 3 days ago

    (For Live Updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) The world No. 11 Indian, who has secured a bronze for herself, takes on the world No. 9 Carolina Marin in the last-four clash at Copenhagen, Denmark. Tough fight in the quarter-final: Leading Indian shuttler PV Sindhu created history on Friday...
  • Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study 4 days ago

    Washington: An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made. The monkeys were given the drug, ZMapp, three to five days after...
  • This gigantic turban is 645m long and weighs 100 pounds! Will Avtar Singh Mauni create a new record for the world's longest turban? 4 days ago

    60-year-old Avtar Singh Mauni might just create a world record for the wearing the world's largest turban. His headgear weighs 100 pounds and when unwrapped, measures as much as the length of 13 Olympic swimming pools! Wearing this turban is no mean task. It takes Avtar Singh Mauni 6 hours...
  • Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis 4 days ago

    Kiev: Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help after accusing Russia of sending in armoured columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels. Russian President Vladimir Putin, defiant as ever, compared Kiev's drive to regain control of...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 4 days ago

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Sindhu enters World Championships semis, bronze assured 4 days ago

    PV Sindhu defeated Chinese world No.2 Wang in a thrilling quarterfinal match of World Championships. ...
  • News 360: Pak made spectacle of talks, says PM Modi 4 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi had some tough words for Pakistan on Friday. In an interaction with the Japanese media ahead of his Saturday visit to the country, Modi said that he was "disappointed that Pakistan had sought to make a spectacle of talks" and went ahead and held meetings with...
  • Sindhu becomes first Indian to win two medals in World Championships 4 days ago

    PV Sindhu defeated Chinese World No 2 Shixian Wang 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 to enter semifinal as compatriot Saina Nehwal crashed out. ...
  • Table-toppers Khalsa Warriors to face Lahore Lions 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Khalsa Warriors and Lahore Lions, the only two unbeaten teams in the inaugural Wave World Kabaddi League (WWKL) will clash in the first of the four clashes scheduled for the weekend at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. Both teams have an all-win record from the three matches they have...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu in World Badminton semis, assured of bronze 4 days ago

    Copenhagen: Leading Indian shuttler PV Sindhu created history on Friday by reaching the women's singles semi-finals and assuring herself of at least a bronze medal finish at the World Championships. By achieving the feat, the 19-year-old Hyderabadi was in line to become the first Indian to win two medals at the...
  • Saina Nehwal ousted by Olympic champion Li Xuerui in World Badminton quarters 4 days ago

    Copenhagen: India's star shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the World Badminton Championships after suffering a straight game defeat at the hands of top seed Li Xuerui of China, on Friday. The seventh-seeded Saina was no match for World No.1 Xuerui, who took just 45 minutes to sent packing the Indian...
  • World Badminton Championships, QFs: as it happened 4 days ago

    (For Live match updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) PV Sindhu fought hard to beat world No. 2 Wang 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 in the quarter-finals while Saina Nehwal went down to World No. 1 Xuerui 15-21, 15,21 on Friday....
  • NRI meditation students create Guinness record for world's longest garland: 5 miles in length, made of 180,000 carnations, weighing 1800 kg 5 days ago

    Over 200 meditation students of Sri Chinmoy from 35 countries, including India, have set a new Guinness world record for the World's longest fresh flower garland to honour the Indian spiritual leader. Joining them at an event in Queens in New York, home to a large number of Indian-Americans, to honour...
  • Afridi is best person to lead Pakistan in 2015 WC, says Malik 5 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior batsman and former captain Shoaib Malik has said maverick allrounder Shahid Afridi is the best person to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as skipper for next year's World Cup. Malik, 32, said that if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wanted to change the captain of the national one-day team it should...
  • Saina, Sindhu reach quarters of World Badminton Championships 5 days ago

    Copenhagen: India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu both survived scares but eventually made their way into the women's singles quarter-finals of the World Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena here Thursday. However, it was the end of the road for Kidambi Srikanth in men's singles and Manu Attri and...
  • David Richardson pleased with ICC World Cup 2015 preparations 5 days ago

    Dubai: ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has expressed satisfaction with preparations for next year's ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after receiving detailed updates in Melbourne and Wellington this week. The briefings and presentations took place in the two host cities from August 25 to 27 followed by venue...
  • PV Sindhu progresses to pre-quarters at World Badminton Championships 6 days ago

    Copenhagen: One of India's best hopes PV Sindhu came out with a strong performance to enter the third round of the World Badminton Championships after earning a straight games win over Russian Olga Golovanova at the Ballerup Super Arena on Wednesday. The 11th seeded Indian needed only 40 minutes to ease...
  • Spinners will find it tough in World Cup 2015: Michael Hussey 6 days ago

    Melbourne: Even as the teams get ready for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Michael Hussey has predicted that spin will not play much of a part in the mega-tournament and only "mystery spinners" like Saeed Ajmal and Sunil Narine have a chance of succeeding. "We have got...
  • Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa ousted from World Championships 6 days ago

    Copenhagen: Top Indian women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted in the second round of the World Badminton Championships, losing to Chinese fifth seeds Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao in straight games on Wednesday. The World No.7 pair tamed Jwala and Ashwini 21-16, 21-8 in only 31 minutes...
  • Shuttlers Manu Attri- B. Sumeeth Reddy progress at World Championships 6 days ago

    Copenhagen: Indian men's doubles shuttlers Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth won their opener at the World Championships. The duo proceeded to the second round by defeating Russian pair Nikita Khakimov and Vasily Kuznetsov 21-19, 21-23, 21-19 in exactly an hour at the Ballerup Super Arena late Tuesday evening. They will take on...