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  • Pankaj Advani and co impress in World Snooker Championship 11 hours 50 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: Top Indian cueists Pankaj Advani and Kamal Chawla registered routine wins to give the home fans enough smiles on the second day of the IBSF World Snooker Championship here on Thursday. Smarting from having given away two frames in his 4-2 win on Wednesday, Advani did not take his foot...
  • I still have some chances, says Viswanathan Anand 12 hours 1 minutes ago

    Sochi: Despite being down 4-5 with just three more games to go, Viswanathan Anand on Thursday said he was fine with an easy draw in the ninth game and insisted that he still has a chance of posting a win in the World Chess Championship match. "You have to just play...
  • World Chess Championship: Anand makes easy draw but Carlsen closer to title 12 hours 5 minutes ago

    Anand managed the easiest of draws in Game 9 against Carlsen but the Norwegian inched closer towards retaining his crown as he leads the Indian ace by a full point. ...
  • World Chess Championship: Carlsen draws Game 9 against Anand, maintains one-point lead 12 hours 43 minutes ago

    Not wanting to take any chances in a drawn position, champion Magnus Carlsen opted to split points with title challenger India's Viswanathan Anand in their ninth game of the World chess championship in Sochi on Thursday. Carlsen went for a draw through the route of perpetual checks-checks by repetitive moves to...
  • Sarjubala, Pavitra in quarters of World Boxing Championships 15 hours 41 minutes ago

    Jeju: Indian boxers endured a mixed day in the World Women's Boxing Championships with two of the four in action advancing to the quarter-finals after notching up contrasting wins here on Thursday. Sarjubala Shamjetsabam (48kg) and Pavitra (64kg) were the two who advanced to the next level even as Meena Maisnam...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 9 16 hours 6 minutes ago

    Preview: Facing a point deficit with just four games to go, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand is in a now-or-never situation in the World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen. Click HERE for all you want to know about the 12-game rubber to decide the 2014 FIDE World Champion. With...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth look set for World Super Series Finals 17 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth look set to qualify for the prestigious year-ending World Super Series Finals to be held in Dubai December 17-21. The $1-million tournament sees the top-8 players in each of the sport's five categories compete for the titles. Points are calculated throughout the...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth rise in rankings 18 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Riding on their recent China Open title victories in Fuzhou, India's Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth rose up the ladder in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. While Olympic bronze medallist Saina jumped a place to No.4 in women's singles, Srikanth, who defeated two-time Olympic...
  • Honduran Miss World contestant and sister found murdered 23 hours 16 minutes ago

    Tegucigalpa: A Honduran beauty queen has been found shot dead in a suspected crime of passion just days before she was due to compete in the Miss World pageant in London, police said on Wednesday. The bodies of Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofia, 23, were found buried near...
  • Watch: A super-sized cake shaped like a toilet was unveiled in New Delhi on World Toilet Day Yesterday

    A super-sized cake shaped like a toilet and weighing more than 1500 lbs was unveiled in New Delhi as part of the International Toilet Festival. 19th November was the 'World Toilet Day,' an initiative to raise awareness of the need for clean sanitation.Sulabh International, a social service organisation that works...
  • Game 9: Anand faces difficult situation against Carlsen in World Chess Championship Yesterday

    Sochi: Facing a point deficit with just four games to go, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand is in a now-or-never situation in the World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen. With the scores favouring Carlsen 4.5-3.5 after eight games in the 12-game match, Anand is now under serious pressure to...
  • Pankaj Advani, Vidya Pillai advance in World Snooker Yesterday

    Bangalore: Indian hopes Pankaj Advani and Vidya Pillai won their respective opening league matches as the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championship commenced here Wednesday. Advani, holder of 12 World titles, was kept at the table for longer than expected before he pulled through 4-2 against Malaysia's Keen Hoo Moh while national champion...
  • Boxers Pinki Rani, Monica Saun lose at Women's World Championships Yesterday

    Jeju (South Korea): Indian boxers Pinki Rani and Monica Saun lost in the preliminary round matches of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women's World Championships here Wednesday. While the Asian Games bronze medallist Pinki lost 1-2 in a split decision to Russia's Saiana Sagataeva in the 51kg category, Monica (75kg) lost...
  • Michael Clarke should quit one-dayers after World Cup: Border Yesterday

    Sydney: Injured skipper Michael Clarke should quit playing One-Day Internationals (ODI) after the 2015 World Cup in order to finish his career as one of the true greats of Australian cricket, former captain Allan Border has said. Clarke will meet physiotherapist Alex Kountouris in Sydney Thursday to find out more about...
  • Jeev Milkha Singh seeks revival in Manila Masters Yesterday

    Manila: Struggling to revive the form which made him India's top golfer, seasoned pro Jeev Milkha Singh has pinned his hopes of a turnaround on the USD one million Resorts World Manila Masters which tees off on Thursday. From being a top-50 player in the world, the two-time Asian Tour number...
  • Watch: The answer which made Aishwarya Rai Bachchan the Miss World 1994 Yesterday

    Question: What qualities should Miss World 1994 should embody? Answer: The Miss World's that we have had till date, have been proof enough that they have had compassion, compassion for the under privileged, not only for the people for who have status and stature, who can look beyond the barriers that...
  • Pinki, Monica lose in World Women's Boxing Championships Yesterday

    Jeju: On a thoroughly disappointing day for Indian boxers at the World Women's Championships, Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Pinki Rani (51kg) and Monica Saun (75kg) crashed out after losing their respective bouts here on Wednesday. Pinki Rani, who came in for injured five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom,...
  • From luscious lip shaped urinals to lavish gold toilets: 15 of the world's most unusually designed toilets Yesterday

    World Toilet Day is celebrated on 19th November to raise awareness about the lack of proper sanitation across the globe. Despite the human right to water and sanitation, of the world's seven billion people, 2.5 billion people do not have access to toilets. Our country has seen crimes against women...
  • Viswanathan Anand faces difficult situation against Magnus Carlsen Yesterday

    Sochi: Facing a point deficit with just four games to go, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand is in a now-or-never situation in the World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen. With the scores favouring Carlsen 4.5-3.5 after eight games in the 12-game match, Anand is now under serious pressure to...
  • World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand plays out draw with Magnus Carlsen in Game 8 Yesterday

    In the eighth game of the World Chess Championship Viswanathan Anand playing with white pieces drew with Magnus Carlsen. ...
  • Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka play down London row 2 days ago

    With the Davis Cup final against France looming, Roger Federer and his Swiss team-mate Stanislas Wawrinka on Tuesday played down talk of an internal row, sparked by the pair's fiery clash at the ATP World Tour Finals last week. During their semi-final encounter in London, which Federer won 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(6)...
  • 4,50,000 illegal immigrants in US are from India: Report 2 days ago

    Washington: Indians constitute four per cent of the total illegal immigrants living in the US, a country where the overall unauthorised immigrant population has remained unchanged since 2009, a latest report has said. According to a report by Pew Research, more than 450,000 unauthorised Indian immigrants live in the US, constituting...
  • FIFA lodges criminal complaint re 2018 and 2022 World Cups 2 days ago

    Zurich: World soccer's governing body FIFA on Tuesday lodged a criminal complaint over the "possible misconduct of individual persons" in connection with the awarding of hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Last Thursday FIFA said there were no grounds to reopen the controversial bidding processes, following a long-awaited...
  • World Chess Championship: Game 8 between Anand and Carlsen ends in a draw 2 days ago

    Chennai: Belying expectations of chess fans across the world for a positive result, Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen and title challenger Viswanathan Anand Tuesday decided to split points in 41 moves in the eighth round of their title match at Sochi in Russia. It was a very good preparation by...
  • Indians open well at Women''s World Championships 2 days ago

    Jeju (Korea): India enjoyed an all-win day at the eighth World Women's Boxing Championships after Shamjetsabam Sarjubala (48kg) and Maisnam Meena Kumari (54kg) entered the second round of the mega-event on Tuesday. Sarjubala, a former world youth champion, defeated Grazieli de Jesus Sousa of Brazil in her opening bout. Meena, on the...
  • World Chess Championship: Game 8 between Anand and Carlsen ends in a draw 2 days ago

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand salvaged a draw after suffering for a long time in the seventh game of the World Chess championship against Magnus Carlsen. Trying to recuperate from a double blunder in the previous sixth game of the 12-game match, Anand did not show any signs of fatigue and...
  • Tiger Woods returns to competitive golf at Hero World Challenge 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Hero World Challenge - the premier PGA TOUR event hosted by the Tiger Woods Foundation - will tee-off at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Florida from December 4 to 7 this year. The world's top 18 golfers, including 14-time major champion Woods, will participate in...
  • Modi, Abbott pose with World Cup trophy at Melbourne Cricket Ground 2 days ago

    PM Narendra Modi attended a reception hosted by his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott at the Melbourne Cricket ground. Modi also posed with the 2015 Cricket world cup trophy. ...
  • Expectations high on Indians at World Snooker Championship 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: Flush with success this year, Indian cueists, led by Pankaj Advani, were brimming with confidence on the eve of the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championship commencing at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium on Wednesday. It is the fifth time that India is hosting the World Championship, having previously conducted the event...
  • Fear of failure a problem for England, says Andrew Strauss 3 days ago

    Andrew Strauss said on Monday that a collective fear of failure on the part of England`s batsmen risks damaging the team`s chances at next year`s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. One longstanding complaint about England`s recent one-day international performances, which have seen them lose five of their last six...