Apr 04

Commonwealth Games 2018 to open today with dazzling ceremony

Commonwealth Games 2018 to open today with dazzling ceremony. The 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games will commence in Gold Coast, Australia, with a glittering opening ceremony on Wednesday evening. The inaugural ceremony will be held at the Carrara Stadium. The biggest event in its history will run through 11 days. More than 4,500 athletes

MS Dhoni, Pankaj Advani conferred with Padma Bhushan
MS Dhoni, Pankaj Advani conferred with Padma Bhushan

MS Dhoni, Pankaj Advani conferred with Padma Bhushan. Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and star cueist Pankaj Advani on Monday received the coveted Padma Bhushan award from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the national capital. Dhoni, who was seen dressed smartly in his official uniform of the Territorial Army for

I can handle it and get the best out of the team: Karthik
I can handle it and get the best out of the team: Karthik

KOLKATA: Dinesh Karthik on Sunday acknowledged that he has an onerous task of replacing a very successful Gautam Gambhir but as – serted that he has it in him to steer Kolkata Knight Riders to at least the IPL Play-offs and get the best out of his side.KKR think tank chose not to retain two-time

Sachin Tendulkar donates entire salary to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund
Sachin Tendulkar donates entire salary to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund

Sachin Tendulkar donates entire salary to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund. Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, whose term as Rajya Sabha MP ended recently, has donated his entire salary and allowances to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund. In the past six years, Tendulkar has drawn nearly Rs 90 lakh in salaries and other monthly allowances.The PMO has

IPL: Balanced RCB aim for title
IPL: Balanced RCB aim for title

BENGALURU: After a poor outing in the previous edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be aiming to lay their hands on the silver ware as they have included some quality players for the upcoming edition. After retaining skipper Virat Kohli, swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers and promising player Sarfaraz Khan, RCB

Pakistan won't take West Indies lightly: Shoaib Malik
Pakistan won’t take Windies lightly: Shoaib Malik

Pakistan won’t take Windies lightly: Shoaib Malik. His side may be having an edge over West Indies in the upcoming three-match T20I series due to home conditions, but Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has refused to take the Caribbean side lightly. Talking after the team’s practice session in preparation at the National Stadium, Malik said

Refurbished Mumbai Indians determined to defend title
Refurbished Mumbai Indians determined to defend title

NEW DELHI: With a fairly new-look side under the leadership of Rohit Sharma for this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL), Mumbai Indians will be determined to defend the crown they won last season. Apart from Rohit, all-rounder Hardik Pandya, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, West Indies star Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya have been retained from

Navjot Singh Sidhu’s bank accounts seized for nonpayment of taxes

Navjot Singh Sidhu’s bank accounts seized for nonpayment of taxes. The Income Tax (IT) department on Thursday seized two bank accounts of Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for non-payment of taxes. While the former cricketer’s tax dues stand at Rs 52 lakh, payments to be made were towards dress expenses (Rs. 28,38,405), tour and traveling

Warner, Smith banned for 1 year, out of IPL, India series
Warner, Smith banned for 1 year, out of IPL, India series

SYDNEY:Steve Smith and David Warner were slapped with a one-year international ban and ousted from this year’s IPL, while Cameron Bancroft was suspended for nine months as Cricket Australia cracked the whip on the errant trio for its role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. The lengthy bans on the trio effectively rule them out

Smith's IPL future to be decided after Cricket Australia's report: Rajeev
Smith’s IPL future to be decided after Cricket Australia’s report: Rajeev Shukla

Smith’s IPL future to be decided after Cricket Australia’s report: Rajeev Shukla. Under fire Steve Smith’s participation in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season will be decided after Cricket Australia’s report, league chairman Rajeev Shukla said on Tuesday. Smith has already stepped down as captain of Rajasthan Royals, his IPL franchise following the ball-tampering

India lose again, Australia register 36-run win
India lose again, Australia register 36-run win

MUMBAI:India were knocked out of reckoning from the Twenty 20 tri-series final after Australia handed the hosts their third successive defeat, the highlight of which was medium pacer Megan Schutt becoming the first bowler from Down Under to claim a hat-trick in the format.Australia outplayed Harmanpreet Kaur’s team by 36 runs. Having failed to secure

India U-16 beat Hong Kong to win Jockey Youth Cup
India U-16 beat Hong Kong to win Jockey Youth Cup

HONG KONG: India U-16 were crowned champions of the Jockey Cup International Youth Invitational Football Tournament after defeating hosts Hong Kong 4-2 in the final here today. A brace from Bekey Oram in the first half and goals from Rohit Danu and Lalrokima in the second-half settled the issue for India. This was the India’s third

Women's T20I: England beat India with record chase of 198 runs
Women’s T20I: England beat India with record chase of 198 runs

MUMBAI: A whirlwind century by opener Daniellie Wyatt helped England pull off a record chase and crush India by seven wickets in their second T20 triangular series match here today. Half centuries by openers Smriti Mandhana (76 off 40 balls) and Mithali Raj’s (53 off 43) balls helped the hosts post a mammoth 198 for four

Indian women hope for change in fortune against England
Indian women hope for change in fortune against England

MUMBAI: Easily beaten in the tournament opener by Australia, India will hope for a reversal in fortune when they take on England in the women’s T20 triangular series here today. The hosts will need to improve in all three departments if they are to avoid a repeat of the six-wicket defeat to the Aussies at

Manu Bhaker shoots gold in junior World Сup
Manu Bhaker shoots gold in junior World Сup

SYDNEY: Indian shooting sensation Manu Bhaker continued her terrific run of form, claiming the gold medal after prevailing over Thailand’s Kanyakorn Hirunphoem in a thrilling final of the women’s 10m air pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Cup here on Saturday. Coming off a double gold in her maiden senior World Cup in Mexico recently,

Yuki Bhambri enters 2nd round of Miami Open
Yuki Bhambri enters 2nd round of Miami Open

MIAMI: India’s Yuki Bhambri continued with his commendable performance in the ATP Circuit reaching the second round of the Miami Open with a straight-set 7-5 6-3 victory over Bosnia’s Mirza Basic, here on Friday. Yuki will now meet World No 11 and eighth seeded American Jack Sock in the second round of the tournament, having

Australia overpower India by 6 wickets
Australia overpower India by 6 wickets

MUMBAI: Australian women maintained their stranglehold on India with a record-equalling six-wicket victory in the opening encounter of the T20 Tri-Series, here on Thursday. The Southern Stars thus maintained their unbeaten record on tour having outclassed the hosts 3-0 in the ODI series. While the format changed from 50 to 20 overs but the familiar

Soumyajit Ghosh
Table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh accused of rape, kin deny charges

Soumyajit Ghosh: An FIR has been lodged against India’s youngest national table tennis champion and Olympian Soumyajit Ghosh for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl. The FIR has been lodged against the Arjuna awardee player at the Barasat Women Police Station after the girl filed a complaint against him.The girl alleged that Ghosh, with whom she was in a relationship for last

England women defeat India A by six wickets
England women defeat India A by six wickets

MUMBAI: England women notched up their second successive win as they comprehensively thrashed India A by six wickets in a warm-up T20 game here on Tuesday. The visitors, who had defeated India A by 45 runs in the first practice match on Monday continued their winning streak at the Brabourbe Stadium.After restricting India A to a

Memory for a lifetime: Dinesh Karthik on his last-ball six
Memory for a lifetime: Dinesh Karthik on his last-ball six

COLOMBO: Dinesh Karthik is no Hrishikesh Kanitkar or Joginder Sharma but the Indian batsman is not complaining about the “memories of a lifetime” that his last-ball six against Bangladesh created. Kanitkar’s boundary against Pakistan under fading Bangabandhu Stadium lights in Dhaka or Joginder Sharma’s final over act against the arch-rivals in the inaugural World Cup