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Gambhir gets England berth, Zaheer out

Thursday, 29 May 2014 | PNS | Mumbai

Gautam Gambhir made a return to the Test side for India’s tough tour to England while Zaheer Khan made an exit for the five-match series beginning in July as the selectors announced an 18-member squad here on Wednesday. The logic behind Gambhir’s selection could be that he has the experience...

Williams sisters bow out

Thursday, 29 May 2014 | Agencies | PARIS

Instead of looking forward to playing each other this week at the French Open, Serena and Venus Williams will both be heading home early. The American sisters both lost in the second round on Wednesday, each being outplayed by little-known opponents at Roland Garros. Serena, the defending French Open champion and a...

Results

Thursday, 29 May 2014 | Pioneer

Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic beat Jeremy Chardy 6-1, 6-4, 6-2; Milos Raonic beat Jiri Vesely 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-1; Radek Stepanek beat Mikhail Youzhny 6-0, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4; Ernests Gulbis beat Facundo Bagnis 6-2, 7-5, 6-0; Marcel Granollers beat. Alexandr Dolgopolov 1-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0, 6-2; Marin Cilic beat Tobias...

Big guns in knockout battlev

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | Krishnaraj Singh Jasana | Mumbai

In a repeat of last year’s final, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings once again face each other in Eliminator today Mumbai is the home of many a scripts — some good, many not so good — but perhaps the most intriguing one to come from the shores of the Arabian...

Teams for Bangladesh, England to be named today, Uthappa in fray

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | Agencies | Mumbai

Prolific opener Robin Uthappa is all set to make a comeback into the Indian team for the limited overs series in Bangladesh as the selectors might think about giving regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his deputy Virat Kohli much needed rest ahead of the tour to England. The teams...

Qualifier 1 postponed by a day

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | PTI | Kolkata

Incessant rainfall for the past few days in the city led to the postponement of the first qualifier of IPL-7 between hosts Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab scheduled at the Eden Gardens, here on Tuesday. The match will now be held at the same venue at 4 pm on...

‘Want to make ministry important and visible’

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | PTI | New Delhi

Sarbanand Sonowal, the new sports minister who took charge on Tuesday, wants to make his ministry “important and visible” and will seek advise from experts and sports personalities of the country to discharge his duties. Welcomed by the ministry officials at his Shastri Bhawan office, Sonowal was cautious taking questions from...

Sushil, Yogeshwar to compete in new categories

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

After a long sabbatical, Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt will be spearheading the Indian challenge when they fight it out for the first time in their respective new weight categories at the Senior International wrestling tournament in Italy on May 30-31. The London Games medallists gave the Senior Asian...

Thimmaiah injured, Yuvraj slotted in

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Indian hockey team received a big blow as its rising star striker Nikkin Thimmaiah sustained an injury during a training session here Monday. Nikkin sustained a hamstring pull on the right side after which he was immediately taken to hospital. Doctors diagnosed a tear in his hamstring muscle and advised him...

Sachin names his football team ‘Kerala Blasters’

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | Agencies | Thiruvananthapuram

The Kochi team for the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament, co-owned by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, has been named ‘Kerala Blasters’.The name was announced by state chief minister Oommen Chandy after his brief meeting with Tendulkar here on Tuesday. Tendulkar also accepted Chandy’s request to be Goodwill Ambassador of the...

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K’taka PCC preparing for early LS polls, says State party chief Rao

22 Jul 2018 | PTI | Bengaluru

Expecting early Lok Sabha polls by December, Congress in Karnataka on Saturday said it has begun preparations for the elections that it claimed would instal a "non-BJP" Government at the Centre. In the run-up to the polls, Congress said it has decided to reorganise the party from grassroots to pradesh congress committee level...

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CM reviews preparation of arrival of Prez

22 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Chief Minister Raman Singh reviewed the preparations and programmes on scheduled visit of President Ramnath Kovind to Chhattisgarh with his cabinet colleagues and senior officials at his official residence on Saturday. President is scheduled to visit the State on July 25 and 26 at Dantewada and Bastar (Jagdalpur)...

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