Indian women’s chess team confident of Olympiad medal

Chennai, Aug 31  The fifth-seeded Indian women's chess team, spearheaded by World No.5 Grandmaster (GM) Harika Dronavalli, is confident of putting up a good show at the upcoming World Chess Olympiad...

Chawrasia ready to challenge for European Masters golf title

Crans Montana (Switzerland), Aug 30  Indian seasoned golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia says he is getting positive vibes as he chases a first victory on European soil at the Omega European Masters, which...

FIFA former president Blatter attends hearing in Lausanne

Geneva, Aug 26 . FIFA former president Sepp Blatter on Thursday attended a hearing in Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, in his final attempt to overturn the six-year...

Sindhu arrives in Hyderabad to hero’s welcome 

Hyderabad, Aug 22.  Olympic silver medal winner P.V. Sindhu arrived here on Monday to a hero's welcome.The star shuttler was received at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport by her parents, relatives, ministers and...

Golfer Aditi ends Rio campaign at 41st spot

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 21 . Indian woman golfer Aditi Ashok finished her maiden appearance at the Olympics at the 41st spot after a five-over 76 that took her cumulative score to...

All eyes on Rio as India aim for record medals tally 

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 4. With India's largest contingent travelling to the 2016 Summer Olympics here, billions back home will hope that the blend of experience, youth and debutants participating in the...

Twitter revamps Moments feature for Rio Olympics

New York, Aug 3 Micro-blogging website Twitter on Wednesday announced a change to its Moments feature which will now insert Olympic-related tweets into a user's timeline for weeks at a time.Earlier,...

Narsingh gets NADA clean chit; free to participate in Rio

New Delhi, Aug 1. Wrestler Narsingh Yadav's dream of representing India at the Rio Olympics could now come true after the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on Monday gave him a clean...

Parveen Rana named provisional replacement for Narsingh for Rio

New Delhi, July 27  Wrestler Narsingh Yadav's provisional suspension from the Rio Olympic squad has opened the doors for rookie Parveen Kumar Rana to represent India at the 74kg weight category...

Congress MP demands CBI probe into Narsingh Yadav’s case

New Delhi, July 27  Congress Member of Parliament Ranjeet Ranjan on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the entire case of wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who had flunked a dope test, jeopardising...

Entertainment

Electronic music is very revolting: Muzaffar Ali

Lucknow, Feb 24. Filmmaker-fashion designer Muzaffar Ali believes he has a "global outlook to music", but the director of the classic Bollywood movie "Umrao Jaan"...

History

Ancient Roman villa uncovered near Florence

Florence, Oct 21.  Archaeologists have unearthed a luxurious ancient Roman villa complete with thermal baths and stunning mosaics near the central Italian city of Florence...