Assam boys go down fighting

GUWAHATI, Feb. 21 -- Assam boys Sheikh Mohammed Iftikhar went down fighting to Indian second seed Vishnu Vardhan 4-6, 3-6 today in the Jorhat Men's Futures at the Jorhat Tennis Club.

Stating this in a release, All Assam Tennis Association president Raktim Saikia informed that yesterday another Assam boy Parikshit Somani was beaten by Dalwinder Singh 2-6, 6-4, 2-6 in the first round match.

Heavy rain since last evening has adversely affected the... Read More

Excel in badminton tourney

India, Feb. 21 -- Kishal Ganapathy and Kavish Chengappa, studying in St. Joseph's Central School, Vijayanagar, represented Mysore District in the Li-Ning State-level Junior Badminton Tournament held in association with Anup Sridhar Badminton Academy at Bengaluru recently and won the U-15 doubles title. Kavish also won the U-15 singles title while Kishal emerged as the Runner-up. They are trained at Ram Badminton Academy in Mysuru. The post Excel ... Read More

IPL 2017 Auction: The 22 crorepati players who entered a prestigious club

India, Feb. 21 -- The 2017 Indian Premier League auction witnessed some record buys and some new entrants into the Crorepati club. Out of over 350 players called into the auction, only a total of 66 players were purchased by the franchises. Out of the 66, there were 22 players who became crorepatis. Here are a list of the players who entered the prestigious club. 1) Ben Stokes (Price: 14.5 crore, Team: Rising Pune Supergiants) The England all-rou... Read More

Virat Kohli, Alia Bhatt to participate in Modi govt's Women's Day campaign on March 8

New Delhi, Feb. 21 -- A number of celebrities including Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood heartthrob Alia Bhatt will participate in Modi government's gender equality campaign "We Are Equal" on the International Women's Day om March 8.

Priyanka Chopra, former cricketer Virendra Sehwag and boxer Mary Kom have also given their consent for joining the campaign.

Union women and child development (WCD) minister Maneka Gandhi recently l... Read More

Niroshan Dickwella banned from tomorrow's match

Sri Lanka, Feb. 21 -- Niroshan Dickwella was imposed a ban following a breach of ICC Code of Conduct.

The ICC ban will not allow the opener to take part in tomorrow's 3rd T20 match played against Australia and the next Sri Lankan ODI game.... Read More

Neymar, Barca, Santos to stand trial

Bangladesh, Feb. 21 -- Neymar, his current and former clubs Barcelona and Santos will stand trial on fraud and corruption charges over the transfer of the Brazilian forward after their appeals were turned down by Spain's High Court on Monday.

Neymar's mother Nadine Goncalves and the family company N&N also had appeals rejected, reports Reuters.

"Santos FC, Barcelona FC, Neymar, his mother Nadine Goncalves and N&N, the family company, have lost ... Read More

Kohli thanks sprint legend Bolt for congratulating him on 'record' Puma deal

New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 -- Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli has expressed his gratitude to Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt after the latter congratulated the swashbuckling batsman, for signing a whopping Rs. 110 crore deal with sports brand Puma by becoming their brand ambassador.

By bagging an eight-year endorsement contract, Kohli also became the first Indian sportsperson to grab a single deal worth Rs 100 crore or above.

Although former India... Read More

Siddharth scores close win against Tejas

Chandigarh, Feb. 21 -- While seeded players, including top seed N Sriram Balaji and second seed Vishnu Vardhan, had a smooth sailing in their first round singles matches, Siddharth Vishwakarma huffed and puffed before snatching a close win against Tejas Chaukulkar in the $ 15,000 ITF Men's Futures Tennis Tournament at Jorhat Tennis Club in Assam. Both players had made it to the main draw through qualifying. In the closely fought three-setter firs... Read More

55 pc turnout in BMC polls; 'Thank you Mumbai,' says Devendra Fadnavis

New Delhi, Feb. 21 -- Over 55 per cent of voters today torned out to vote in the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), India's largest and richest civic body, while million others voted in other 10 major civic bodies in Maharashtra.

The voter turnout was the highest in past five elections.

The country's commercial capital and the richest civic body has generally recorded a dismal voter turnout. Last year, 45 per cent voters had turned out t... Read More

Petrol price hiked by Rs 0.42/L, diesel by Rs 1.03 per litre

India, Feb. 21 -- Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has hiked prices of petrol by Rs 0.42 per litre and diesel by Rs 1.03 per litre, effective from midnight of January 15/16, 2017. IOC has informed that "the current level of international product prices of Petrol & Diesel and INR-USD exchange rate warrant increase in selling price of petrol and diesel, the impact of which is being passed on to the consumers with this price revision." "The movement of ... Read More