Days before he makes way for JP Nadda to take over as the party chief, Union home minister Amit Shah, who continues to head the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), made a crucial but not unexpected announcement.
India vs Australia 2nd ODI: Rohit Sharma 46 runs away from going past Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara in Rajkot
When all the focus was on the incoming delivery from the left-armer, India vice captain Rohit Sharma was done by a Mitchell Starc cross-seam delivery in the first ODI at Mumbai. In his attempt to hit it over the infield, Rohit had miss-timed the Starc delivery straight to David Warner at mid-off. Rohit is experienced and classy enough not to repeat the same mistake – he can’t afford it either – when India face Australia to keep the series alive in the 2nd ODI at Rajkot on Friday. If there was need of some added motivation for Rohit, then the India opener is inches away from becoming the third fastest to 9000 ODI runs.
Gary Lineker’s celebrated quote that soccer is a simple game that “the Germans always win” might well be adapted to tennis and the inescapable dominance of Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open. For a tournament that has been thrown into some doubt by bushfire smoke in the leadup, a record-extending eighth Grand Slam title for the defending champion Serbian would hardly be a breath of fresh air for many fans at Melbourne Park.
Liverpool can widen the chasm between themselves and Manchester United to a staggering 30 points if they come out on top in the battle between England’s two most successful clubs at Anfield on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp’s men look destined to end a 30-year wait to win a top-flight title, with a 14-point lead over defending champions Manchester City plus a game in hand.
Days after the registration process for the new semester in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was made functional again, Jawaharlal Nehru University Student’s Union (JNUSU) on Thursday requested the students, especially those who have not registered, to continue to boycott the process.
The forthcoming Union Budget may do away with the penal provisions of the Essential Commodities Act in a move many experts see as a radical piece of agricultural reform — one that could increase farm incomes.
After the district and sessions court accepted the closure report of the vigilance bureau in the Ludhiana city centre scam case,involving Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh as one of the accused, the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) is now exploring options for an alternative project at the site at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. The land, measuring 26 acres, has been lying abandoned since December 2007 after the scam surfaced.
Promising India teenager Anshu Malik had to settle for silver after losing to Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye 10-0 by technical superiority in the women’s 57kg freestyle event of the season’s first major competition, the Ranking Series in Rome on Thursday.
Even after the state government’s ultimatum to withdraw the secretariat allowance, the Punjabi University, Patiala, is yet to take any decision on the matter.
Congress leader Alka Lamba on Thursday took on Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal over his freebie promises. Lamba, who was in the AAP before she returned to the Congress, advised Kejriwal to focus on providing jobs and houses instead of doling out free services.
A UT police constable and a home guard volunteer were beaten up by three men in an SUV after they were asked to move their car from the middle of the road in Manimajra in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Chennaiyin FC outclassed NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) 2-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Thursday to move closer to the play-offs in the Indian Super League (ISL).
Xavi said it was “too early” for him to coach Barcelona as he confirmed on Thursday that he had received an offer from his former club but would remain at Qatari side Al-Sadd.
The Noida authority, on Thursday, cancelled the allotment of five government offices for not paying rent on time and will now issue recovery notices to these defaulters.
Kanpur: A group of dacoits took Behmai in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat by surprise on February 14, 1981, when they stormed the village, dragged out all the men from their houses, lined them up and shot them dead. The dacoits fired 150 rounds to kill 20 people, mostly upper-caste Thakurs, sharpened social fault lines, and brought in the limelight Phoolan Devi, their leader.
Bharti Airtel has expressed disappointment after the Supreme Court rejected the plea by telecom companies seeking a review of the order on interpretation of Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR). The telecom company said it is considering filing a curative petition.
Power in the workplace does not stop women’s exposure to sexual harassment. On the contrary, women with supervisory positions are harassed more than women employees, a new research has found.
Filmmaker Karan Johar took a dig at his Instagram game in his latest tweet. Revealing that his nearly two-year-old son Yash called him “Karan Joker”, he quipped, “My son just called me Karan JOKER! I think he follows me on Instagram!” On the photoblogging site, the filmmaker-producer is known for his on-point selfies, his pout and colourful outfits.