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  • Kingdom Tower will soon displace Burj Khalifa as the world's tallest building 20-04-2014 11:42 AM

    New Delhi: Saudi Arabia is all set to begin the work next week on what will become the tallest building in the world and will rise over the Burj Khalifa. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, standing at 828 meters, has been the tallest standing tower in the world till date....
  • India go down 1-2 to Netherlands in final European Tour match 19-04-2014 08:33 PM

    Indian men's hockey team slumped to its third defeat on the trot as it lost 1-2 to the Netherlands in the final match of the European tour at the The Hague on Saturday. This tour is in preparations for the FIH Men's World Cup 2014, scheduled to be held at...
  • World Heritage Day: Agra residents show no pride to Taj city's rich historical legacy 18-04-2014 10:35 PM

    While World Heritage Day was celebratd globally on Friday, Agra's residents seem unconcerned and indifferent to the Taj city's rich historical legacy. Even with three World Heritage monuments and two more, Akbar's tomb at Sikandra and Etmauddaula, in the pipeline, the people in Agra displayed no sense of pride in...
  • 67th Cannes Film Festival: Hollywood star power vs world cinema 18-04-2014 07:43 AM

    Paris: Hollywood star power will vie with world cinema and a large crop of French films, including New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's latest, for the top prize next month at the 67th Cannes film festival, the world's most important cinema showcase. Godard's 'Adieu au Langage' will bring the accustomed Gallic...
  • World Cup gold was validation for my efforts, says Manavjit 17-04-2014 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: Eyeing an Olympic quota place this year, ace Indian shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu says the gold medal at the recent ISSF World Cup is a proof that his preparation is headed in the right direction in a crucial season which also features the Commonwealth and Asian Games. Manavjit...
  • Not easy to overcome World T20 disappointment: Yuvraj Singh 17-04-2014 05:10 PM

    Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh on Thursday said it was difficult to cope with the World Twenty20 final defeat against Sri Lanka but he was learning to take disappointments in his stride. India had reached the summit clash of the tournament unbeaten but failed to cap their brilliant campaign with a...
  • Online spoofs: Parties battle it out in virtual world 16-04-2014 12:36 PM

    "Kattar soch nahi yuva josh" is replaced by "Koi Soch Nahi, Khali Pili ka Josh" in an online spoof of a Congress advertisement, one of the many parodies flooding the digital space as political parties mock each other in a no-holds barred slugfest. As political temperatures rise, the new-age warriors...
  • Tickets for two-thirds of football World Cup games sold out 16-04-2014 09:54 AM

    Tickets for nearly two-thirds of the football World Cup matches sold out within hours of FIFA opening the final phase of online sales. Five hours after sales opened on Tuesday on FIFA's website, tickets were available for only 20 of the 64 matches. FIFA put nearly 200,000 tickets on sale...
  • 100 most memorable football World Cup moments (80-71) 15-04-2014 04:57 PM

    The beautiful game returns to its spiritual home with the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. We are revisiting the 100 most memorable moments from the past editions. Some are inspirational, some are controversial. Some will leave a smile on your face, some will make you wanting for more. You will...
  • Spain pip Brazil as World Cup's most expensive squad 14-04-2014 11:32 PM

    Spain, Argentina and Brazil have the most expensive squads of the 32 teams taking part in the football World Cup starting June, according to the Brazilian financial daily Valor. A sports analysis consultancy has reported that the Spain's squad is worth an estimated 486.9 million euros ($674 million), ahead of...
  • Time to erase bad memories of 1998 Football World Cup final: Thiago Silva 14-04-2014 04:45 PM

    Paris: He was not a part of the Brazilian World Cup team that was headed into submission by a Zinedine Zadane-inspired France 16 summers ago but Thiago Silva, who is expected to lead the yellow brigade this year, says he wants to erase the "bad memories" at the Stade de...
  • Cueist Pankaj Advani goes down to Robbie Williams 14-04-2014 01:56 PM

    Sheffield: Indian champion Pankaj Advani blew a 7-4 lead to lose 7-10 against Robbie Williams in the final qualifying round of the World Professional Snooker Championship. Williams won six frames on the trot to deny victory to the 28-year-old Bangalorean, who thus joined compatriot Aditya Mehta on the sidelines on...
  • Fernando Verdasco wins US Men's Clay Court 14-04-2014 08:40 AM

    Houston: Fernando Verdasco won the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4). The 30-year-old Verdasco ended a six-match losing streak in tournament finals. He also reached the doubles final and had...
  • Aditya Mehta bows out of World Snooker qualifiers 13-04-2014 06:31 PM

    Sheffield: Aditya Mehta's dream run came to an end at the World Snooker qualifying rounds following a 5-10 defeat against Jamie Jones. Mehta struggled for form as he could not produce even a single break. He was level 3-3 with his opponent but eventually lost 4-108(108) 62-46,38-67, 66-27, 25-108(68) 1-40,...
  • Ready for IPL after thoughts of quitting ODIs: Ishant Sharma 13-04-2014 08:22 AM

    India pacer Ishant Sharma almost quit one-day cricket after the ICC World Twenty20 snub following an average show against Australia, South Africa and New Zealand - he revealed while speaking at a function organised by his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). "It was a setback for me,"...
  • Pankaj Advani, Aditya Mehta in third round of Professional World Snooker 12-04-2014 07:14 PM

    Sheffield: India's Pankaj Advani came up with a typical late fightback to snatch a dramatic 10-9 win over Chinese Li Hang and join compatriot Aditya Mehta in the third round of the Professional World Snooker Championship qualifying tournament here. The 28-year-old won five of the last six frames Friday to...
  • Pankaj Advani advances in World Championship qualifiers 12-04-2014 03:32 PM

    London: He was left hassled after his baggage was misplaced but unfazed by it, ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani rallied to beat China's Li Hang in the second round of the qualifying event for the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield. Advani notched up a 10-9 triumph to set up a...
  • Manavjit Sandhu pips Olympic champion to clinch gold at shotgun World Cup 12-04-2014 11:21 AM

    New Delhi: India's Manavjit Singh Sandhu produced some excellent shooting to clinch the men's trap gold medal ahead of two-time Olympic champion Michael Diamond at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Tucson, USA. The 37-year-old Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee shot scores of 121 and 13 in the qualification and...
  • Misbah most likely to retain captaincy till 2015 World Cup 12-04-2014 10:50 AM

    Karachi: Misbah-ul-Haq does not seem to be in danger of losing the captaincy of the national One-day team before the World Cup 2015 despite speculations about experienced allrounder, Shahid Afridi being a strong contender for this job. The sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that all rumours pertaining...
  • Mohammad Amir won't play in World Cup even if ban reduced 12-04-2014 08:04 AM

    Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir will not be eligible for next year's World Cup even if he returns early to domestic cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday. PCB Chairman Najam Sethi told a news conference in Lahore that under the amended anti-corruption laws of the International...
  • Heena Sidhu happy but doesn't want to stop 11-04-2014 07:40 PM

    By virtue of consistent performances, shooter Heena Sidhu has become world No.1 in the 10 metres air pistol event. ...
  • Wasim Akram wants boot camp for Pakistan World Cup hopes 11-04-2014 09:03 AM

    Former Pakistan great Wasim Akram on Thursday said players heading for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand should sweat it out at a boot camp to boost their chances of victory. Pakistan are in Group B of the World Cup alongside arch-rivals India, South Africa, the West...
  • Brazil will stage best World Cup, Blatter tells Rousseff 11-04-2014 08:29 AM

    Three stadiums and several airports are not ready, and other promised infrastructure has been shelved, but the 2014 World Cup will "be the most successful of all time", the head of FIFA told Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff on Thursday. Rousseff said she spoke with Sepp Blatter on the phone for...
  • Afghanistan cricketers to train in Pakistan 10-04-2014 11:49 PM

    Afghanistan's fast-rising cricket team will train in Pakistan under the guidance of two former international captains as they prepare for their maiden World Cup appearance next year, their coach said on Thursday. Aamir Sohail will help the batsmen while Rashid Latif will help the wicket-keepers as the minnows begin tuning...
  • PV Sindhu drops out of top-10 of singles rankings 10-04-2014 04:21 PM

    New Delhi: A first round exit from the India Open last week means PV Sindhu drops a place to No.11 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released Thursday. Spain's Carolina Marin jumped three places to No.10, overtaking the Indian. Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal retained her No.8 spot....
  • Sanga, Mahela made correct decision to retire: Ranatunga 10-04-2014 10:35 AM

    Colombo: It triggered quite a furore in Sri Lankan cricket but the country's first World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has backed Mahela Jayawrdene and Kumar Sangakkara's decision to call it quits from Twenty20 Internationals, saying the duo's timing was correct. Jayawardene and Sangakkara were criticised by Sri Lanka Cricket for...
  • Cricket council happy with associates' progress at world events 10-04-2014 09:25 AM

    The International Cricket Council's faith in associate member teams was vindicated by their recent showing in the T20 WC, development manager Tim Anderson has said, singling out the Netherlands' upset win over England. Six ICC associate member countries - Ireland, Afghanistan, Nepal, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates and the...
  • CSA lauds Dale Steyn on top cricket award 09-04-2014 10:53 PM

    Cricket South Africa has lauded fast bowler Dale Steyn on being named the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2014 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which was published on Wednesday. "South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for 2013, a year in which...
  • FIFA releases official World Cup song 09-04-2014 05:34 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: Cuban-American rapper Pitbull joins Jennifer Lopez and Brazil's Claudia Leitte in the official World Cup football song released by the FIFA. The track, "We Are One (Ole, Ola)", featuring an acoustic guitar and an upbeat rhythm with lyrics promoting peace and unity, was released on Tuesday, reports...
  • Tough for Sandeep Singh to make World Cup cut: Sardar Singh 09-04-2014 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: Sardar Singh and Sandeep Singh are best of friends on and off the field but the current Indian captain said it will be a tall order for the out-of-favour drag-flicker to make it to the World Cup-bound squad. Sardar said it was heartening to witness healthy competition for...