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    TV audience wants dialogue, not a brawl

    THE normal equation between a journalist and a politician is filtered through that most basic of all media tools, the conversation. It may come as a surprise, but sometimes the most productive chat can be off-the-record. This is the ultimate bond between politician and journalist, that of trust. Any journalist who breaks this trust is not worth a day’s further salary.  Continue Reading ...-->

  • BCCI open to ‘Reverse Bidding’ For two new IPL teams

    New Delhi : The BCCI top brass has gone into overdrive to decide on a revenue model that would work for the potential investors bidding for the two new IPL teams with the idea of ‘Reverse Bidding’ doing the rounds. Since the two teams will be replacing the suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for two years, the question has been the sustainability for the potential investors as the time span is very

  • Australian couple heckled over goddess tatoo

    Bengaluru : In another case of alleged religious intolerance, an Australian couple was surrounded and harassed by right wing activists here because the foreigner had a tattoo of a local goddess on his shin. It all started in a restaurant in the upmarket Residency Road on Saturday. BJP activist Ramesh Yadav and his friends found Matthew Gordon (21) sporting the tattoo of Yellamma, a local folk goddess, on his leg. Yadav and his friends took

  • Pak cricket fraternity condemns Sena attack

    Lahore : The cricket fraternity in Pakistan on Monday slammed the Shiv Sena protest against a proposed meeting between Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Shashank Manohar and PCB chief Shahryar Khan in Mumbai and demanded action by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The two cricket officials were scheduled to have a meeting at the BCCI’s headquarters, but a group of around 70 Shiv Sena protestors barged in and forced the

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    Virender Sehwag set to hang his boots now?

    Dubai : One of India’s greatest cricketers, Virender Sehwag said on Monday that he will draw curtains on his international career soon as he confirmed his participation in next year’s Masters Champions League 2020, where only retired cricketers can play. Sehwag’s decision comes only two days after one of his contemporaries Zaheer Khan decided to call time on his career.

  • Hardik Patel booked for sedition, insulting flag

    Gandhinagar : Reeling under the Patel quota stir for long, the Gujarat government moved on Monday to arrest its firebrand leader Hardik Patel in a case of insulting the tricolour and has also booked him under stringent sedition charges . for his alleged controversial remarks instigating a community youth to kill policemen instead of committing suicide. Gujarat police charged Hardik, the convenor of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) with sedition under Section 124 (A)

  • ‘Stop comparing me with Messi, Ronaldo’

    Munich : Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski wants people to stop comparing him with top footballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, saying all are different types of players. “They are different players, in different positions. Cristiano plays offensively on the left side, Messi centrally. I play up front. Of course I work back, take part in combinations and don’t wait 90 minutes for the ball. I want to participate in the game. I am

  • Indian roots for malaria drug that got a Nobel?

    Kolkata: A senior Indian scientist has claimed that the malaria cure artemisinin, whose discovery fetched a Chinese scientist the Nobel prize in medicine this year, has roots in India. Hyderabad-based Sunil Kumar Verma has fuelled a debate on the basis of this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to scientist Youyou Tu for the discovery of artemisinin, an active compound extracted from a medicinal plant called artemisia annua that is used

  • Chennaiyin eye full points against NEUFC

    Guwahati : Chennaiyin FC will look to bag all three points as they meet a struggling NorthEast United FC in an ISL encounter on Tuesday. NorthEast has been lacklustre this season with nothing going right for them. Coach Cesar Farias has thrown in every possible card he can but the team seems to crumble whenever the defence is put under pressure. And with the likes of Elano Blumer in the rival squad, the franchise

  • Germans look into 2006 WC graft claims

    Berlin: German prosecutors said they were looking into claims that Germany bribed football officials to win the right to host 2006 World Cup. “This could be about corruption, fraud or breach of trust,” Frankfurt chief prosecutor Nadja Niesen said. “We will examine the available documents. But we are still at the very beginning and have not yet launched an investigation. This could happen if we can confirm there is initial cause for suspicion.”

  • Platini hits back over FIFA payment row

    Paris : UEFA chief Michel Platini today admitted he had no written contract for a USD 2.0 million payment from FIFA president Sepp Blatter as his chances of replacing the Swiss veteran as head of the world body nosedived ahead of a key FIFA council meeting in Zurich today. Platini told Le Monde that, although he had nothing in writing, he had made a “man to man” agreement with Blatter over the contested remuneration.

  • AI soar to victory

    Mumbai: Prolific striker Neil Gaikwad and Rugued Yeole, both scored hat-tricks each as Air India soared to an emphatic 9-1 win over G.M. Sports in an Elite Division match of the MDFA League 2015-2016. The others who contributed towards Air India’s big win was Reed Santos, Merwin Stephen and Santosh Koli, while Steve N’Cho pulled one back for the losing side.

  • Basketball tourney from October 22

    Mumbai : The 2nd Don Bosco Inter School Basketball Championship will be held at Don Bosco, Matunga from October 22 to November 8. The league-cum-knock out competition will feature leading schools from all over Mumbai in the Under-11, Under-13 and Under-16 categories for boys and girls. Among the schools participating are, Bombay Scottish (Mahim), Shishuvan, P.G. Garodia, Cathedral & John Connon, St. Joseph’s (Wadala), Mary Immaculate, Divine Child (Andheri) and Vibgyor.