Football clubs worldwide splashed out a record $7.35 billion (6.63 million euros) on transfers in the men’s game in 2019, FIFA revealed in a report released on Wednesday. The amount represents a 5.8 percent increase on 2018, with English clubs accounting for the largest total outlay at just over $1.5 billion — a drop of 22.1 percent on previous figures.
The Olympic qualifying event for boxing, scheduled from Feb 3-14 in Wuhan, has been cancelled following the coronavirus outbreak in China.
Police have busted a gang of vehicle thieves active in the city as well as parts of Punjab with the arrest of six men — all aged between 19 and 22 — and also recovered 34 motorcycles.
Vijender Singh said that the Boxing Federation of India needs to back its boxers well to ensure that they perform to the best of their abilities at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Panghal’s demand for a personal coach and physio was recently turned down by the BFI.
I-League leaders Mohun Bagan registered an emphatic 3-0 victory away from home against Neroca FC at the Khuman Lampak Stadium in Imphal on Thursday.
When French President Emmanuel Macron visited Jerusalem’s Old City Wednesday, he also walked in the footsteps of one of his predecessors, Jacques Chirac, by engaging in a heated argument with Israeli security.
Bharti Public School, Swasthya Vihar, held the second edition of a Model United Nations Conference with the collaboration of the United Nations Information Centre, which aimed to educate students about current affairs, international relations, diplomacy, and the working of the United Nations.
Since time immemorial, human beings have been in conflict with each other. And for as long as they have been warring, animals of all kinds have stood faithfully by their side, fighting alongside them. From pigeons that carried messages across seas from one region to another to horses that rode into battle carrying men on their backs, animals have unfailingly been at the service of men.
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The Indian men and women table tennis teams are just one win away from securing their maiden Olympics qualification after they recorded victories against Luxembourg and Sweden respectively in the Team Qualifier on Thursday. A quarterfinal finish will ensure qualification for the Tokyo Olympics. India has never made it as a team in Olympic history.
Already through to the quarterfinals after two resounding wins on the trot, defending champions India will be keen to maintain their unbeaten run when they face New Zealand in the final Group A tie of the ICC U-19 World Cup on Friday.
Former world silver-winner Sonia Lather (57kg) entered the semi-finals to be assured of a medal but defending champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg) bowed out of the Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria on Thursday.
Tihar jail authorities have asked the four convicts of the December 16 gang rape case to list their last wish before they are hanged to death on February 1.
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana’s next film, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, attempts to break stereotypes around same-sex relationships. The Bala actor was happy after his parents –father P. Khurrana and mother Poonam– too loved the trailer of the film and revealed that they saw it ‘on loop’ and enjoyed it thoroughly.
A police official is winning a tremendous outpouring of love on Twitter thanks to his selfless act. A post shared on Twitter details how the cop climbed inside a well to save three puppies that had fallen in it. A picture of the official rescuing one of the puppies has also been shared on Twitter. The cop’s act has since won a lot of reactions on Twitter.
Lit cigarettes, Boy George: Stars flaunt Jean Paul Gaultier creations for designer’s ‘funeral’ finale in Paris
Jean Paul Gaultier bade farewell to the catwalk on Wednesday in typically riotous style, as models performed jigs at his show, an actress sauntered down the runway smoking a cigarette and singer Boy George took part in a mock funeral sequence. The affable French designer, who has long cultivated an image as the ‘enfant terrible’ of the fashion world, announced last week the runway display would be his last after 50 years in the business. The 67-year-old designer brought a large dose of his irreverent humour to the show, as well as outlandish creations, from a futuristic bridal dress worn by model Karlie Kloss to a poppy-clad headdress sported by Spanish actress Rossy de Palma. Dozens of male and female models – including burlesque star Dita Von Teese and drag queen Violet Chachki – took part in the extravaganza at the Châtelet theatre in Paris. Many showcased famous Gaultier looks, from bustiers echoing one designed for singer Madonna’s 1990 stage shows, to trompe l’oeil shirt dresses and Breton striped sailor patterns. Gaultier has yet to detail his plans. On Wednesday he said only that he would keep working in some way within the fashion world, but no longer with the same restrictions, such as putting on regular catwalk shows, and with a focus on fun projects.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday confirmed that four among 16 countries will qualify for the tournament proper of ICC World T20 scheduled to be held in India in 2021.
Rower Dattu Bhokanal’s two-year suspension on charges of tanking a race during the 2018 Asian Games was on Thursday lifted by the national federation (RFI) after the intervention of the Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra.