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    MODI PREVAILS OVER SAFFRON TRADITIONALISTS

    Amulya Ganguli : The Hindutva fundamentalists may be slowly realising that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory is unlikely to help their cause as much as they would have liked.

  • It is a rebirth, say twin sisters

    Kochi: For the Indian nurses who returned from Iraq, to be back in the comfort of home far removed from bomb explosions nearby, gun-wielding militants and injured patients was like a “rebirth”.

  • BIG BANG THEORY STAR CHEERS PAL BOUCHARD

    London :  There was a familiar face in the player’s box of an unfamiliar Wimbledon finalist. c the 20-year-old Canadian star quickly rising through the WTA rankings, has been cheered on during the fortnight by actor Jim Parsons, who portrays Sheldon Cooper on the CBS comedy hit The Big Bang Theory. Parsons was there again Saturday, sitting alongside Bouchard’s family during her Wimbledon final against Petra Kvitova.

  • Federer eyes record, Djokovic desperate to end major woe

    London :  Roger Federer targets a record eighth Wimbledon title tomorrow against Novak Djokovic who is desperate to end a stretch of Grand Slam finals defeats which are threatening to shatter his legacy.

  • What about our youths? Amarinder

    As nurses from Kerala and workers from Hyderabad return home safely, Cong leader seeks similar results for his state too (more…)

  • Families pray for safe return of kin in Punjab

    Amritsar (Punjab) : Even as the 46 Indian nurses from Iraq reached Kochi, families in Punjab are still praying for the safe return of their sons, who were abducted by militants in Iraq. At least 40 Indian construction workers are in the custody of ISIS militants in Mosul, reports ANI.

  • After freedom, come job offers

    Thiruvananthapuram: UAE-based Indian businessman B.R. Shetty has offered the 46 nurses freed by insurgents in Iraq jobs in hospitals he owns across the Gulf country, Nepal, Bhutan and India, IANS reports. Shetty announced his offer in advertisements in Kerala newspapers. He asked the nurses, who returned from Iraq Saturday, to contact his office if interested. Shetty’s NMC Group runs a string of hospitals and clinics in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and

  • Rosberg snatches pole again

    Silverstone (UK) :  Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for Sunday’s British Grand Prix with a late fastest lap in the final seconds of a dramatic and shock-filled qualifying session on Saturday.

  • CCI Squash C’ship: Farag enters final

    Mumbai :  Qualifier Ali Farag of Egypt fashioned an exciting 3-1 win over compatriot Zahed Mohamed to enter the final, in the 2nd CCI PSA International Squash Championship, at the CCI on Saturday.

  • Major economic aid for Nepal expected

     Kathmandu : A major Indian economic aid package is expected to be announced during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal sometime early August. This was revealed here by Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae during a meeting with Nepal’s Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat on  Friday.

  • Om Prakash bags third title, Khalin Joshi is runner-up

    Pahalgam: Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow posted a brilliant three-under 67 in the final round to register his third title triumph by two strokes at the J&K Bank PGTI Pahalgam Masters. Chouhan totalled 19-under 261 on a bright and sunny day at the Lidder Valley Golf Course here.

  • Sunanda death row: Azad questions Gupta’s credibility

    New Delhi : Breaking his silence, former Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad(pictured) on Saturday rubbished claims of the head of AIIMS’ forensic medicine department that he was pressured to manipulate the autopsy report of Sunanda Pushkar and questioned Sudhir Gupta’s credibility, saying he can “shoot his mouth off anytime against anybody”, reports PTI.

  • Indian hockey team making 100 per cent improvement

    New Delhi: India might have finished a disappointing ninth in the recent Hockey World Cup, but High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans today sought to present the performance of the national team in a positive light, saying the country showed “100 per cent improvement” and better results will follow “very soon”.

  • Slap-gate: MLA on run, Sidda plays down row

    Bangalore : Even as Congress MLA Vijayanand Kashappanavar, who slapped and boxed a hapless constable in a bar here on Tuesday night, is on the run, the ruling Congress party tried to downplay the issue with Chief minister Siddaramaiah terming the episode as a “relatively minor incident compared to BJP legislators who have been accused of rape, watching porn films or even going to jail”.

  • Watson wants to win World Cup with family

    Sydney: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson wants to combine the joy of his family with the success of winning a World Cup in Australia next year. The cricketer’s wife and 15-month-old son named Will, have changed Watson’s life.

  • Heavy rains likely in next two days

    New Delhi: Heavy rains have been forecast at several places in the country in the next couple of days even as the overall rainfall remains deficient by 43 per cent so far, PTI reports. The southwest monsoon has been vigorous over Bihar and Jharkhand and rains have also been forecast in Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, coastal Karnataka, Jharkhand and some northeastern states. According to an India Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin issued

  • MCA to write another letter to CCI on seeking NOC

    Mumbai: Not satisfied with the reply provided by the Cricket Club of India to their show cause notice issued a month ago as to why their license to play in local tournaments should not be revoked, Mumbai Cricket Association today decided to write a second letter to the club.

  • Willingdon Catholic Gym win Div-I title

    Mumbai :  Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana defeated Ave Maria 4-2 to emerge First Division champions of the MHAL (Mumbai Hockey Association Limited) League, played at the MHAL Stadium, Churchgate on Saturday.

  • Czech-mate

    Petra Kvitova overwhelms Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in less than an hour to win Wimbledon for the second time

  • Kumaraswamy in spot of bother over CD

    Bangalore : JD(S) leader and former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy was at the centre of a controversy on Saturday after the release of an audio CD about him purportedly telling the supporters of an MLC seat aspirant from his party about the demand for money from his party MLAs, PTI reports.