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Indian women lift Asia Cup, qualify for 2018 World Cup

Kakamigahara (Japan), Nov 5, Goalkeeper Savita produced a stunning save in a tense shootout as India won the Asia Cup to secure qualification in next year’s hockey World Cup following a nerve-wracking win over China in the final here today. The team broke a 13-year-old jinx when skipper Rani scored the final goal and Savita

Lawyers Boycott The Boy Who Was Arrested For Cheering Pakistan Cricket Win, No one Wants To Fight His Case

Lawyers in Laksar, Roorkee, have “unanimously” decided not to appear in court for a youth who was arrested on Friday for writing on his Facebook page a “congratulatory message” praising Pakistan for winning the ICC Champions Trophy.Laksar Advocates’ Association president Swatantra Kumar, while announcing the decision taken at a meeting, said, “Shadab Hasan’s act was

Yuvi, Dhoni steer India to series-clinching win

Cuttack: India rode on centuries from Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni to edge out England by 15 runs in a high-scoring thriller in their second One-Day International (ODI) cricket match at the Barabati Stadium here on Thursday. Yuvraj and Dhoni displayed superb form with the bat to help India recover from a poor start

India in sight of victory after England reduced to 142/7

Visakhapatnam: Indian bowlers came backstrongly wreaking havoc as England were left tottering at 142 for seven at lunch on the final day of the second cricket Test. With another three wickets needed in the remaining 57 overs in the match, it is likely to be cakewalk for the Indians as they look all set to

India wins toss, to bat in second Test

Visakhapatnam: Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test match against England at the ACA-VDCA cricket stadium here on Thursday. Batsman K.L. Rahul was named in the Indian team. He is expected to bat as an opener. England brought back veteran pacer James Anderson after he missed the

Facebook, Twitter helped me win: Trump

New York: Soon after critics blamed social media giant Facebook for influencing the US-elections in favour of President-elect Donald Trump by circulating a “host of fake news stories about political topics”, Trump has now said the platform helped him secure victory. Facebook has been denying its role in making Trump the 45th President of the

India eye another big win vs New Zealand

  New Delhi:  Brimming with confidence after a convincing victory in the first One-Day International (ODI), limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will eye another big win when favourites India take on New Zealand in the second match of the five-match rubber at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium here on Thursday. With the conditions at the Ferozeshah

Upbeat India look to win historic Test, regain No 1 slot

Kolkata : India will not only look to wrap up the three-Test series against New Zealand but also keep an eye on regaining the No.1 spot in the ICC Test Championships rankings when the two sides renew their acquaintance at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. India were the No.1 Test team for a short

Five PGIMER Professors win NAMS Fellowship

Chandigarh: The award of Fellowship of National Academy of Medical Sciences has been bestowed on five professors of PGIMER, including Prof S K Gupta, Head Department of Neurosurgery, Professor S V Rana of Gastroenterology, Professor Sanjeev Handa, Head Department of Dermatology and Professor Ajay Duseja, Department of Hepatology have been honoured with the award. Awards shall

Vishwakarma beats veteran Kirrtane to win title

Mumbai: Siddarth Vishwakarma of Delhi today won his first career men’s singles title by stopping veteran Pune player Nitten Kirrtane 6-1 7-6(2) in the MSLTA–ATT Tennis Tournament (M3) organised by Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association at their courts here. Vishwakarma employed his variety of play and better ground-strokes to dominate the first set comfortably before

B-Town celebs congratulate Sania Mirza on Pan Pacific Open win

Mumbai: Celebrities from the Hindi film industry have congratulated Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza for her win in straight sets to clinch the Pan Pacific women’s doubles title.Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova thrashed China’s Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang to clinch the title in Tokyo on Saturday.While actors Riteish and wife Genelia wished

Liu breaks world record to win 200m freestyle S2 gold

Rio de Janeiro: China’s Liu Benying set a new world record as he grabbed a gold in the 200 metre freestyle S2 at the 2016 Rio Paralympics here. The 20-year-old clocked three minutes 41.54 seconds to beat the previous record held by countryman Zou Liankang by almost eight seconds on Sunday, reports Xinhua. Zou took

‘SAD-BJP will also win in 2017 polls’

Phagwara: Senior BJP leader and Punjab Cabinet minister Bhagat Chunni Lal on Sunday dismissed all the speculation about a hung house after 2017 Punjab Assembly polls and claimed that the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance will once again form government in the state.“The ruling alliance will get an absolute majority and will create a hat-trick

Cricket: Maxwell ton fires Aussies to 85-run win in 1st T20

Pallekele: Opener Glenn Maxwell’s blistering century in Australia’s world record 263 powered the visitors to a comprehensive 85-run win over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 international in Pallekele today. Australia, who broke Sri Lanka’s nine-year record of 260/6 against Kenya in 2007, restricted the hosts to 178 for nine in 20 overs to take the

Paes, Bopanna beaten, Sania win in US Open

New York: Veteran Indian star Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the men’s doubles competition after losing their respective matches but Sania Mirza made an assured start to her mixed doubles journey at the US Open tennis tournament. The Indo-German pair of Paes and Andre Begemann gave a tough fight before going down

Paes, Mirza, Bopanna win at US Open

New York:  Indian tennis stars Leander Paes, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna began their US Open campaign on a sound note, winning their respective opening round matches at Flushing Meadows here. Bopanna kicked off India’s day with a sweat-inducing 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 win with his Danish partner Frederik Nielsen over 16th seeds Radek Stepanek

The way to win Kashmir’s hearts and minds

In this age of bloody bomb attacks on soft targets ranging from wedding parties in Turkey to tourist towns in Thailand, the turmoil in Kashmir is a ticking bomb the Indian government cannot afford to avert its gaze from, even if the international community thinks this is none of its business. As parts of the

We need to build sports culture to win more medals: Gopi

New Delhi: Pullela Gopichand, who has coached Olympic medallist shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu, on Monday said that India can win a bagful of Olympic medals only if sports culture is built in the country through nurturing talent at the grassroot level. Wrestler Sakshi Malik and Sindhu saved India the blushes at the

Aus win despite Chandimal ton

Dambulla: There were reasons for Sri Lankan fans to cheer at the third ODI in Dambulla. But the result wasn’t one of them. On a day when Tillakaratne Dilshan was farewelled from one-day international cricket, and Dinesh Chandimal scored his fourth ODI hundred, Australia held on for a tense victory that gave them a 2-1

Kedar, Shreyas power India A to easy six-wicket win

Mackay (Australia): Middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav powered his way to an unbeaten 83-ball 93 as India A recovered from early blows to cruise past Australia’s National Performance Squad by six wickets in the quadraungular 50-over tournament, here today. India A are firm favourites to make it to the final with 16 points from five games.