Saturday, 16/2/2019 | 1:19 UTC+0
  • Specialist coach has helped my fitness: Jwala

    HYDERABAD: Her long-standing demand for a specialist coach fulfilled, India’s doubles badminton player Jwala Gutta says she has become physically fitter and mentally stronger heading into the Asia Championship starting here tomorrow. Jwala said she and her partner Ashwini Ponnappa — currently ranked world number 13 — needed consistent support which they have got with

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  • Without Saina, Indian women face tough task in Asian C'ship

    HYDERABAD: With star shuttler Saina Nehwal not playing, the Indian women’s team have a tough task at hand in the Badminton Asia Team Championships beginning at the Gachibowli stadium here tomorrow. In the absence of Saina, doubles pair of Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa and the young players like PV Sindhu have to steer the team in

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  • Boxing mess may lead to mass exodus: official

    SHILLONG: Bickering in the Indian boxing community may lead to a mass exodus of Olympic medal prospects to the professional circuit as they are “starved” of exposure due to the absence of a national federation, South Asian Games Tournament Director (Boxing) Lenny D’Gama has said. “Our boxers are starved of exposure, the primary reason being

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  • Afghan civilian casualties top 11,000 to hit record in 2015

    KABUL: The number of civilians killed or wounded in Afghanistan in 2015 was the highest recorded since 2009, the UN said in a new report today, with children paying a particularly heavy price. There were 11,002 civilian casualties in 2015 including 3,545 deaths, the UN said in its annual report on civilians in armed conflict,

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  • As economy slips, China’s wealthy move money out

    HONG KONG: As the Chinese economy stumbles, wealthy families are increasingly trying to move large sums of money out of the country, worried that the value of the currency will fall and their savings will be worth less. To get around the country’s cash controls, individuals are asking friends or family members to carry or

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  • Can't ask me to retire for not hitting sixes: Dhoni

    RANCHI: It was a different MS Dhoni who came for the press conference after India’s 69-run win over Sri Lanka in the second T20I at JSCA International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Captain Cool was back to his charming self as his team rediscovered its T20 form after being stumped by the seaming Pune wicket. Ruling

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  • Scalia’s death tips scale towards Indian American judge in US Supreme Court sweepstakes

    Washington: In June 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Chandigarh-born legal luminary Srikanth (“Sri”) Srinivasan to the Federal Court of Appeals, the highest-ever judicial appointment of an Indian-American, in what was then seen as putting him on track for an eventual elevation to the US Supreme Court. That unprecedented prospect has bubbled to the surface sooner

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  • 3rd T20I: Series on the line

    VISAKHAPATNAM: The cause and effect of India’s three-match T20 International series with Sri Lanka will be known soon. The series is up for grabs after India more than made up for the aberration in Pune – where they lost by five wickets – and came back swinging in Ranchi, where they ticked most boxes during

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  • For world’s top gymnast, a body in motion and a mind at rest

    SPRING, Texas: One Monday morning early in this Olympic year, on no particularly important day with nothing particularly important on the schedule, the world’s best female gymnast — perhaps the best gymnast in history — walked out of her bedroom and into the kitchen. She sat at the kitchen counter, put her head in her

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