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This week in sports: The Dodgers clinch World Series berth

October 21, 2017, 12:58 PM

California dreamin’: The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the National League Championship title this week, officially punching their ticket to the Major League Baseball World Series. They will face either the Houston Astros or the New York Yankees – a fate decided tonight or tomorrow. Trump won’t take kneeling sitting down: President Donald Trump this week continued his crusade against NFL players kneeling during the anthem to protest racism. Trump launched a petition asking for “a list of supporters who stand for the National Anthem,” after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell  rejected the president’s calls to punish players who kneel during the traditional pre-game performance of

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लगातार दूसरे शतक से चूकने के बाद भी हो रही तारीफ, यह है वजह
October 16, 2017

नई दिल्ली। पिछले मैच में शतकवीर नीतीश राणा रेलवे के खिलाफ खेले जा रहे दूसरे मैच में भी शतक लगाने से चूक गए। रेलवे के खिलाफ शनिवार को

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India and England, in Nagpur. INDIA WIN BY FIVE RUNS
January 29, 2017

Over-by-over updates and in-play clips from the second T20I between India and England, in Nagpur. INDIA WIN BY FIVE RUNS Three-match series level at 1-1 Scorecard England 139-6 Root 38, Stokes 38 Nehra 3-28, Bumrah 2-20 India 144-8 Rahul 71, Pandey 30 Jordan 3-22, Ali

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Wriddhiman is automatic choice as 1st keeper: Ganguly
January 25, 2017

Kolkata,  (PTI) Echoing national selection committee chairman MSK Prasad's words, former India captain Sourav Ganguly today said Bengal wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is ahead of Parthiv Patel in race to play Test cricket. Wriddhiman struck a career-best first class score of 203 not out in an unbroken 316-run partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara

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Sports Schedule for Wednesday, January 25
January 25, 2017

CRICKET: Preview and related stories of first T20 between India and England. Stories related to Indian cricket. TENNIS: Australian Open in Melbourne. FOOTBALL I-League matches across the country. BADMINTON: Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold tournament in

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Jallikattu: Hope These Are Actors, Not Cops, Says Kamal Haasan About Chennai Videos
January 24, 2017

Kamal Haasan had appealed Jallikattu protesters to stay calm during yesterday's violence in Tamil Nadu.  HIGHLIGHTS Online videos shows cops indulging in arson, violence Cops first said videos were morphed, then said they'll be studied Videos emerged as Jallikattu protests turned violent in Chennai Actor Kamal

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Superb Mahmoud goal helps Aizawl down MFC
January 23, 2017

Mumbai, Jan 22 (PTI) Aizawl FC stunned hosts Mumbai FC 1-0 in a fourth round I-League encounter at the Cooperage ground to keep their slate clean here today. The only goal of the match was a superb effort in the 79th minute by Syrian Mahmoud Al Amna, who positioned himself perfectly to meet a cross from the left which he blasted home with an

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Sports Schedule for Monday, January 23
January 23, 2017

CRICKET: *Stories related to England's limited overs tour of India. *Fourth day of Irani Cup between Rest of India and Gujarat at CCI Mumbai. *Fourth day of second Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh in Christchurch TENNIS: *Australian Open in Melbourne. *FOOTBALL I-League matches across the country. -

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Gurjinder Singh stars in Kalinga Lancers win
January 23, 2017

Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (PTI) Gurjinder Singh showed his brilliance while converting a penalty corner to hand Kalinga Lancers a 1-0 victory over Delhi Waveriders in their opening campaign of the Hockey India League, here today. Playing in front of their home crowd, Lancers got off to a dominating start. But Delhi led by dragflick specialist

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Bill to replace ordinance on Jallikattu to be placed in
January 23, 2017

Chennai, Jan 23 (PTI) Observing that a "mass movement" and "spontaneous outpouring of emotion" paved the way for lifting of the ban on Jallikattu, Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao today said a bill to replace the ordinance would be "placed" by the state government in the Tamil Nadu Assembly "immediately." "The unprecedented and spontaneous

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Kambala to be held on Jan 28 defying ban: Organisers
January 23, 2017

Bengaluru, Jan 22 (PTI) Amid the raging protests over Jallikattu in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, organisers of 'Kambala' (buffalo race) in Karnataka today decided to hold the traditional sport in Mangaluru on January 28 in violation of court orders restraining the same.

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Don’t want action against Sumit Nagal: Amritraj
January 20, 2017

New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) India's outgoing Davis Cup captain Anand Amritraj today clarified that he has not sought action against young player Sumit Nagal, saying that the All India Tennis Association (AITA) should be lenient towards him. It is learnt that Nagal was dropped from the Indian Davis Cup team because of disciplinary issues, which the

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धोनी का 10वां शतक, 200 छक्के जड़ने वाले पहले भारतीय क्रिकेटर बने
January 19, 2017

टीम इंडिया के पूर्व कप्तान महेंद्र सिंह धोनी ने कप्तानी छोड़ने के बाद दूसरे वनडे में ही अपना जलवा दिखा दिया. धोनी ने इंग्लैंड के

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साइना, जयराम ने मलेशिया मास्टर्स में दर्ज की जीत
January 19, 2017

साइना नेहवाल ने थाईलैंड की चासिनी कोरेपाप पर एकतरफा मुकाबले में 21-9 21-8 से शिकस्त दी। शीर्ष भारतीय बैडमिंटन खिलाड़ी साइना नेहवाल और

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Niranjan Navalgund makes Grandmaster norm
January 16, 2017

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) Untitled Niranjan Navalgund made his maiden Grandmaster norm despite losing to Grandmaster Dzhumaev Marat of Uzbekistan in the ninth and penultimate round of 15th Parsvnath International chess tournament here today. Having secured 6.5 points against high-ranked opponents in the first eight rounds, Navalgund only had to

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Jadhav gave us no chance: Morgan
January 16, 2017

Pune, Jan 16 (PTI) England skipper Eoin Morgan has rued that his side allowed India to wriggle out of a difficult situation early in their run chase in the first ODI here but conceded that the visitors' plans were punctured by a superlative innings from young Kedar Jadhav. Jadhav played an aggressive innings of 76-ball 120 and, along with his

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Petrol Price Up By 42 Paisa A Litre, Diesel By Rs 1.03
January 16, 2017

This is the fourth increase in petrol price in six weeks and the third in case of diesel in one month. New Delhi: Petrol price was hiked by 42 paisa a litre, the fourth increase in 6 weeks, and diesel rate was raised by Rs 1.03 a litre, the second hike in a fortnight. The increase in rates, which were effective from last midnight, are

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Sensex Edges Lower, IT Stocks Extend Fall
January 16, 2017

Infosys was the top loser in the Nifty, down 2 per cent followed by Tech Mahindra and HCL Tech, which fell 1.2 and 1.15 per cent respectively. 9.35 a.m.: After falling nearly 8 per cent in last two trading sessions, Idea Cellular shares witnessed some pull-back today. It was up 1.4 per cent to be the top gainer in the Nifty. Power Grid, Zee

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Government Declares January 17 Public Holiday for MG Ramachandran’s Birth Centenary
January 16, 2017

MG Ramachandran was the founder of AIADMK and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu. CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Friday declared former Chief Minister and AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran's birth centenary on January 17 as a public holiday for the State.

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World’s Eight Richest As Wealthy As Half Humanity, Says Oxfam
January 16, 2017

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg also features in the list of world's eight wealthiest man. DAVOS: Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world's population, Oxfam said on Monday in a report calling for action to curtail rewards for those at the top.

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Delhi Tailor, Father Of 5, Confesses To Sexually Assaulting Hundreds Of Girls: Police
January 16, 2017

A tailor has been arrested in Delhi for allegedly sexually assaulting minor girls NEW DELHI: A father of five in Delhi has allegedly confessed to assaulting hundreds of schoolgirls over a period of 14 years. Sunil Rastogi, a 38-year-old tailor, was arrested on Saturday after investigations into three sexual attacks on young girls since December

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44 Airports Have Potential For Operations Under UDAN: Report
January 15, 2017

About 44 airports across the country have "high potential" for operations under the ambitious Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) for civil aviation, UDAN, according to a report brought out by apex industry body FICCI has said. Amaravati (AP): About 44 airports across the country have "high potential" for operations under the ambitious Regional

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NDTV Statement On Barkha Dutt
January 15, 2017

In 1995, Barkha Dutt joined NDTV straight out of college, and now, after 21 wonderful years together, Barkha has requested that she would like to explore some new opportunities, pursue other interests and work on her own ventures. In all her years with NDTV, she has been hugely productive and has grown with the organisation, becoming an

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90 Punjabis To Fly To India From Canada To Campaign For AAP
January 15, 2017

They will ride an AAP campaign bus that will rally support in 16 of Punjab's largest constituencies. TORONTO: Some 90 Punjabis of Indian-origin from Canada will fly to Punjab to campaign for Aam Admi Party (AAP) in 16 of the state's largest constituencies for the assembly elections on February 4.

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Want to live longer? Eating red chilli may extend lifespan
January 15, 2017

New Delhi: Do you love spicy food? If so, here's some good news for you - a new study has linked eating hot red chilli peppers to a reduction in total mortality. The study found that daily consumption of hot red chilli peppers can lead to a 13 per cent reduction in total mortality, primarily in heart disease or stroke. People who regularly

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Government respects RBI’s autonomy and independence
January 15, 2017

Refuting allegations of interference by an RBI union, the finance ministry today said the government fully respects independence and autonomy of the Reserve Bank of India. New Delhi: Refuting allegations of interference by an RBI union, the finance ministry today said the government fully respects independence and autonomy of the Reserve Bank of

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Google Pixel XL review: It’s as good as the iPhone 7 Plus
January 15, 2017

The Google Pixel XL is as good as the iPhone 7 Plus and makes jumping to Android painless. Though the 5-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL are the first Google-branded phones, the company has a fairly long history of designing and making phones. The Moto X, via Google’s (albeit brief) ownership of Motorola Mobility, was in effect a Google phone.

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Calling your kids ‘fat’ may make them gain weight: study
January 15, 2017

Parents, take note! Telling your children that they are 'overweight' may make them gain weight as they grow up, new research has warned. The findings indicate that children whose parents identified them as being overweight perceived their own body size more negatively and were more likely to attempt to lose weight, factors that partly accounted

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PV Sindhu gets third-time plucky against Saina Nehwal
January 15, 2017

The last time Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu faced, it was a completely different ball game. (Source: PTI) The stadium was abuzz with talks of the Saina-Sindhu game long before it transpired. The organisers too tried to milk the tie to their best. The game was promoted with war-like vigour. “Will be one hell of a match,” the graphic work tweeted

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Azhar’s nomination for Hyderabad Cricket Association top post rejected
January 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS HCA president's post fell vacant after Arshad Ayub quit office following the SC verdict on Lodha Panel reforms. Azhar filed his nomination on behalf of the National Cricket Club. "I gave all the answers and explanations about my case (to the returning officer). But my nomination got rejected," Azhar said. Azharuddin said

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Sankranti Special Trains between Chennai Egmore and Visakhapatnam
January 14, 2017

In order to clear extra rush of passenger traffic two Sankranti Special trains between Chennai Egmore – Visakhapatnam will be run as detailed below. Accordingly, Train No. 06071 Chennai Egmore – Visakhapatnam Special train will depart Chennai Egmore at 23:20 hrs o­n 13th January 2017 (Friday) and arrive Visakhapatnam at 15:00 hrs o­n the

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WhatsApp Denies Encrypted Messages Can Be Intercepted
January 14, 2017

WhatsApp has denied the reports that encrypted messages on its platform can be read or intercepted, saying it has a design decision relating to message delivery, with new keys being generated for offline users in order to ensure messages do not get lost in transit. The Guardian reported on Friday that a security vulnerability that can be used

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Early Morning Suburban Special Trains on 15.1.2017 (Sunday) for Mumbai Marathon 2017
January 14, 2017

Mumbai Marathon 2017 – Early Morning Suburban Special Trains On 15.1.2017 (Sunday) Central Railway will run 2 suburban special trains o­ne each from Kalyan and Panvel Station o­n Sunday 17.1.2017 for the benefit of the participants ofStandard Chartered Mumbai Marathonbeing held atCST, Mumbai on 15.01.2017. The details are as under- Main

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NCP plans nationwide agitation against Centre
January 13, 2017

New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI) NCP will organise a nationwide agitation against the government's "communal and divisive" policies and its "indifferent attitude" towards the suffering of the people on account of demonetisation. Nationalist Congress Party also called upon the Centre to take "immediate steps to redeem the economic depression and the

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4-member CA team visits JSCA International Stadium
January 13, 2017

Ranchi, Jan 12 (PTI) A four-member team from Cricket Australia (CA) today visited Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) International Stadium Complex, Dhurwa, Ranchi to inspect the arrangements for the upcoming Test match between India and Australia scheduled in March. The officials, comprising Adam Fraser (Senior Manager, Team

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3 held with 30 lakh in demonetised currency
January 13, 2017

Ghaziabad, Jan 12 (PTI) Three men were today arrested with demonetised currency notes having a face value of more than Rs 30 lakh near Shalimar Garden area here, police said. Sahibabad police intercepted a car in which the four were travelling near Ekta Park and seized Rs 31.5 lakh, they said.

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Seashore Group Ponzi scam: CBI raids 36 places in Odisha
January 13, 2017

Bhubaneswar, Jan 12 (PTI) The CBI today carried out searches at 36 locations in Odisha including the premises of a BJD MP, an MLA and a close aide of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in connection with the Seashore Group Ponzi scam, even as the ruling party hit the streets slamming the move as a pre-Panchayat poll stunt. The places raided by teams

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HC revokes suspension of senior IPS officer
January 13, 2017

Chennai, Jan 12 (PTI) Assailing the CAT and the Tamil Nadu government for adopting "a strange procedure", the Madras High Court today revoked suspension and departmental proceedings against senior IPS officer M S Jaffar Sait and directed the state to reinstate him in a post before January 18. "The charge against the petitioner is essentially

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Rahul puts off China visit due to polls
January 13, 2017

New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI) Owing to elections in five states, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has put off his visit to China which was to start from January 15. The visit by Rahul-led Congress delegation will now take place after the assembly elections at mutually-convenient dates, party leader Anand Sharma said tonight.

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Delhi declared free from H5N8 avian influenza
January 13, 2017

New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI) Delhi has been declared free from H5N8 avian influenza, which had scared the city residents in October last year. Animal Husbandry Department of Delhi government on Tuesday issued a circular declaring the National Capital Territory of Delhi was "free from H5N8 strain of Avian Influenza."

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“No issues with party high command,” says Chandy
January 13, 2017

Kochi, Jan 12 (PTI) Senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy, sulking over the appointment of 14 new district Congress Presidents in Kerala ignoring names of his supporters, today said he has no issues with the party high command. The former Chief Minister, however, stuck to his demand that organisational polls be conducted in the Congress in the

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Van ferrying cash intercepted, Rs 3 cr seized
January 13, 2017

Ghaziabad, Jan 12 (PTI) A total of Rs 3 crore in cash was seized from a cash van today by Indirapuram police after the four persons, claiming to be staff of a private bank, carrying it were unable to produce vaild document, a senior police official said. At around 11 AM, Indirapuram police intercepted a cash van near the UP gate on the border

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Sensex extends rally, up 107 pts on positive macro data
January 13, 2017

Mumbai, Jan 13 (PTI) The benchmark Sensex zoomed about 107 points to 27,354.08 in early trade today, continuing its rally for the fourth straight session, on the back of positive macro-economic data and encouraging corporate earnings. Besides, a firming trend on other Asian bourses also buoyed sentiment here.

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Bogi smoke in Chennai delays 19 flights
January 13, 2017

Chennai, Jan 13 (PTI) Nineteen international and domestic flights to and from Chennai suffered delay today after dense smoke engulfed the airport region here following the burning of old articles on the occasion of Bogi festival. Fourteen arriving and departing flights from and to various destinations including Muscat, Mauritius and Colombo

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C’garh: Over lakh people perform yoga in Durg district
January 13, 2017

Raipur, Jan 12 (PTI) Over one lakh people, including school children, today performed yoga in the presence of yoga guru Baba Ramdev at a stadium in Chhattisgarh's Durg district. The three day yoga camp which concluded today at Jayanti stadium of Bhilai city was organised to celebrate National Youth Day.

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Anti-science culture is growing, need to engage and educate, say Nobel Laureates
January 13, 2017

Nobel Laureates Serge Haroche (Physics 2012), Harold Varmus (Medicine 1989), William E Moerner (Chemistry 2014) in New Delhi on Thursday. Harikrishnan Nair Moerner, Varmus, and Haroche were in Delhi Thursday to attend the Nobel Prize Series—India Programme 2017, a conference organised by Nobel Media AB, Sweden, in collaboration with the

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Study Shows The Way Stress May Harm Your Heart
January 13, 2017

People with high stress also have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. PARIS, FRANCE: Scientists said Thursday they may have uncovered a biological explanation for the long suspected link between stress and heart disease.

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Explosions Hit Damascus Military Airport: Report
January 13, 2017

A series of explosions ripped through a military airport on the western outskirts of Damascus. BEIRUT: A series of explosions ripped through a military airport on the western outskirts of Damascus overnight Friday, Syrian state TV reported. An AFP correspondent heard several explosions and saw a large fire inside the Mazzeh military airport,

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Successful Test Firing of Guided Pinaka
January 12, 2017

The Pinaka Rocket converted to a Guided Pinaka was successfully test-fired from Launch Complex-III, ITR, Chandipur today. The Pinaka Rocket Mark-II, which evolved from Pinaka Mark-I is equipped with a navigation, guidance and control kit and has been transformed to a Guided Pinaka.  This conversion has considerably enhanced the range and accuracy

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Festival of India to be Organised in Ghana from January 25 to March 16, 2017
January 12, 2017

A Festival of India is being organised in Ghana from January 25 to March 16, 2017.  The activities of the Festival include amalgamation of Indian classical dances, Sufi & Folk Music, and Saptarang – confluence of seven classical dance forms culminating in Vande Matram. To complete the experience, a Food Festival, Yoga and Meditation,

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PM addresses inaugural event of Ramayana Darshanam Exhibition at Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, via video conferencing
January 12, 2017

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed the inaugural event of the Ramayana Darshanam Exhibition at Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, via video conferencing. He said that 12th January is no ordinary day, and Swami Vivekananda's powerful thoughts continue to shape several minds. He said India today is a young country, and it should

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विधि आयोग ने कानूनी फर्मों को अपने कार्य में लगाने से इंकार किया
January 12, 2017

भारत के विधि आयोग ने कहा है कि कुछ समाचार पत्रों और ई-पत्रिकाओं में विधि आयोग के कार्य में कानूनी फर्मों को लगाने संबंधी खबरें

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SP MLA booked for violating model code of conduct in UP
January 12, 2017

Sultanpur (UP), Jan 12 (PTI) Samajwadi Party MLA Santosh Pandey has been booked for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by using social media for campaigning for Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, police said today. Police swung into action after videos clips and posters of the MLA from Lambua and his party went viral on social media

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Puducherry CM refuses to join issues with Kiran Bedi
January 12, 2017

New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI) Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today refused to join issues with Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi over the use of social media by government officials, saying he would not like to comment on administrative issues. "I don't want to comment on administrative matters," he told reporters despite repeatedly being

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बिहार में नारियल से जुड़ी योजनाओं को लागू करने के लिए 2014 से लेकर कुल 409.06 लाख रुपए नारियल विकास बोर्ड द्वारा मंजूर किए गए हैं: श्री राधा मोहन सिंह
January 12, 2017

Since 2014, a total amount of 409.06 lakh has been sanctioned for implementing the schemes on coconut in Bihar by the Coconut Development Board: Shri Radha Mohan Singh The Farmers Training Centre and Regional Office building will strengthen the coconut cultivation and industry in the State: Shri Singh 37th Foundation day of Coconut

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Dabang Mumbai join hands with Hockey Australia
January 12, 2017

Mumbai, Jan 12 (PTI) City's hockey franchise Dabang Mumbai Hockey Club has joined hands with Hockey Australia to introduce and promote the sport at the grassroots level here. 'Hookin2Hockey' would be an outreach programme aimed to give the children a flavor of one of the fastest and most competitive team sport in the world. The partnership

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Khadi workers resent Gandhi missing on KVIC calender
January 12, 2017

Mumbai, Jan 12 (PTI) Upset over Mahatma Gandhi's picture missing on the calendar of the Khadi and Village Industries Commssion, a section of its workers here staged a protest today, and sought to know as to why the image of the father of the nation was left out, while featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a brief protest, dozens of

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गुवाहाटी में दो दिवसीय डिजिधन मेले का शुभारंभ
January 12, 2017

असम के मुख्‍यमंत्री श्री सर्बानंद सोनोवाल और केंद्रीय पूर्वोत्‍तर क्षेत्र विकास (डोनर) राज्‍य मंत्री (स्‍वतंत्र प्रभार),

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