Ashwini-Fischer wins it for Pune again

Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | PTI | Lucknow

Ashwini Ponnappa and her mixed doubles partner Joachim Fischer raised their game under pressure to guide Pune Pistons to a 3-2 win over Mumbai Masters in a see-saw encounter of the Indian Badminton League here. The two teams were locked 2-2 after four matches before Ponnappa and Fischer sealed it for...

IOC stays put, IOA still at it

Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | PNS/PTI | New Delhi

World body refuses to change its directives on chargesheeted persons International Olympic Committee refused to change its stance on barring charge-sheeted persons from contesting Indian Olympic Association elections, saying that entertaining IOA’s objections would amount to undermining the Olympic charter. IOC had sent the revised draft Constitution of the IOA which envisaged...

Happy to see IOC making effort: Bindra

Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | PTI | New Delhi

Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra on Saturday applauded IOC’s decision to not change its stance on barring charge-sheeted persons from contesting Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elections, saying it was heartening to see the world body keen on cleaning up sports in the country. “As an athlete, I am extremely pleased that the...

Pujara’s 140 takes India A to 281-3

Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | PTI | Rustenburg

Skipper Cheteshwar Pujara hit a scintillating 140 as India A reached 281 for three against South Africa A at stumps on the opening day of the first unofficial Test here on Saturday. Pujara cracked 17 fours in his 205-ball innings and forged a 176-run partnership with Rohit Sharma (70) for the...

Bolt wins 200m; still on for 3rd gold

Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | AP | MOSCOW

Uganda’s Kiprotich overpowers Kenyans to clinch marathon gold When Usain Bolt means business, he is still all alone out there.Bolt coasted to his third straight 200-meter world title on Saturday with the race basically wrapped as soon as he entered the finishing straight. Jamaican teammate Warren Weir never got close to Bolt’s...

‚ÄėRainbow nails may be breached‚Äô

Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | AP | MOSCOW

A Swedish athletics official says Emma Green Tregaro has been told that painting her fingernails in rainbow colors to support gay rights is a potential violation of the world championships’ code of conduct. Anders Albertsson, the general secretary of the Swedish athletics federation, says he doesn’t know whether Green Tregaro would...


Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | Pioneer

Nadal beats Federer to enter semis Mason(Ohio): Rafael Nadal advanced to the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 win over long-time foe Roger Federer on Friday, in a vintage match that will give both players encouragement heading toward the U.S. Open. Nadal improved to 21-10...

Delhi overcome 0-2 deficit to down Hyderabad 3-2

Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | PTI | Lucknow

Krrish Delhi Smashers on Saturday made a superb comeback after trailing 0-2 at one stage as they defeated strong contender Hyderabad Hotshots 3-2 in Indian Badminton League (IBL) tie here. The Smashers rode on the strong performance by their men’s and mixed double teams to register their first victory in the...


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I am with you, Pawar tells victims of social media trolls

15 Oct 2017 | IANS | Mumbai

Coming out in support of young victims of social media trolls, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Saturday exhorted them to speak out against the wrong policies of the Government and oppose growing incidents of intolerance and fascism across India. In an unique initiative, Pawar met around 35 youngsters who have been threatened on social media and/or booked by police for speaking out their minds against the Government and...

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Sahitya Academy to tune in Diwali Pahat

18 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh Marathi Sahitya Academy, along with Directorate of Culture, will organise musical event ‘Diwali Pahat’, to celebrate Diwali at Ganesh Temple on Wednesday at 6.30 am...

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