Thangavelu wins gold at Rio Paralympics

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 10 . India's Mariyappan Thangavelu created history on Friday night by winning a gold medal in the men's high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics. His compatriot...

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...

Indians missed several chances at chess Olympiad: GM Harikrishna

Chennai, Sep 22 .  Several Indian players missed winning chances after being in promising positions at the just concluded World Chess Olympiad at Baku, Azerbaijan, but nevertheless did well overall, a top...

Saina to face Sun Yu in Australian Open final; Srikanth bows out

Sydney, June 11 - London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal stormed into the final of the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Saturday, beating World No.2 Wang Yihan of China...

15 Defence Services players included in Pro Kabaddi League

 New Delhi, June 14 . Pro Kabaddi League has announced the allocation of 15 players from the Indian Defence Services who will be an integral part of the fourth edition starting from...
India's pocket sized Mr Universe

Manohar Aich – India’s pocket sized Mr Universe

Kolkata, June 5 - In the early years of independent India, when the newly-freed nation was desperate to make its mark in the world, a 4 feet 11 inch body builder --...
Gutsy India settle for maiden silver medal

Hockey Champions Trophy: Gutsy India settle for maiden silver medal

London, June 18 - India were pipped by reigning world champions Australia 1-3 via penalty shoot-out to settle for their maiden silver medal in the Hockey Champions Trophy here on Friday.After 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,...
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali no more

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali no more

Los Angeles, June 4 - Legendary former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who had been hospitalised following respiratory problems, has passed away, a family spokesman said."After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease,...
Don't consider comic series an entry into showbiz

Don’t consider comic series an entry into showbiz: Cricketer Rohit Sharma

New Delhi, June 9 - Star batsman Rohit Sharma, who will be seen in a superhero avatar in the digital comic series “Hyper Tygers” that was launched on Thursday, says he took...

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BCCI to Reward Mithali & Co. Rs 50 Lakh Each For...

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have announced that each member of the Indian women's team will get Rs 50 Lakh...

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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...