Archive for: January, 2017

Mukund back, Parthiv dropped for one-off Test vs Bangladesh

New Delhi,  The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) selectors on Tuesday recalled Tamil Nadu opening batsman Abhinav Mukund to the national team for the one-off Test against Bangladesh, to be played in Hyderabad from February 9. Regular opener Murali Vijay, also from Tamil Nadu, made a comeback to the 16-member squad after […]

Aizawl brace up for DSK Shivaj test in I-League

Aizawl,  Aizawl FC will look to stay close to I-League’s top two clubs, Kolkata giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, when they host DSK Shivaj in a sixth round football match here on Tuesday. Third-placed Aizawl have 10 points from five matches, three behind leaders East Bengal and second-placed Mohun Bagan. East Bengal are on […]

Golfer Shiv feels he is close to his best after liver surgery

New Delhi,  Indian golfer Shiv Kapur is hopeful of making 2017 a successful year as he feels being back to his best shape after undergoing a liver surgery last year. The 34-year-old made his comeback in the middle of December after a nearly three-month injury-induced lay-off. He has played a few tournaments with mixed results. […]

FC Pune City beat Jeppiaar IT FC 1-0 in IWL

New Delhi,  FC Pune City registered their first win of the inaugural edition of the Indian Women’s League (IWL) football tournament with a 1-0 margin over Jeppiaar Institute of Technology FC  here on Tuesday. Dalima Chhibber’s 47th-minute strike proved to be the difference between the two sides at the Ambedkar Stadium here. Jeppiaar were quick […]

AFC Cup: Mohun Bagan beat Colombo FC 2-1

Colombo,  Sehnaj Singh’s second-strike guided Mohun Bagan to a 2-1 win over a spirited Colombo FC of Sri Lanka in their AFC Cup preliminary stage away match here on Tuesday. Midfielder Keane Lewis gave Mohun Bagan the lead in the 13th minute in their opening Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup match. Colombo equalised on 30 […]

NASA telescope spots most extreme blazars yet

Washington, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray space telescope has identified the farthest gamma-ray blazars, a type of galaxy whose intense emissions are powered by super-sized black holes. “Despite their youth, these far-flung blazars host some of the most massive black holes known,” said Roopesh Ojha, an astronomer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Light […]

Twitter to release updates to stop harassment

New York, Twitter is making sure to make the service a safer place and do a better job in stopping harassment by rolling out new updates. According to a report in VentureBeat on Monday, this week users will begin seeing the first effort to make things right, including making fixes to the mute and block […]

Modi-Trump meeting in June may make things better for H-1B visa: Tech Mahindra CEO

New Delhi, Grappling with the likely fallout of the US government’s proposed H-1B visa reform bill in the US House of Representatives, C.P. Gurnani, MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra, hopes that things will become better once Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Donald Trump, most likely in June. A legislation that calls for doubling […]

Good fiscal performance by states should be incentivised: Survey

New Delhi, The Economic Survey 2016-17 presented in parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said good fiscal performance by states needed to be incentivised to track overall performance. “Greater reliance will need to be placed on incentivising good fiscal performance, not least because states are gradually repaying their obligations to the Centre, removing […]

Amazon too turns against Trump’s order on immigration

New York, Joining the battle against the US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said that the company does not support the order. According to a report in The Verge, Bezos reacted to Trump’s executive order in an internal mail to employees. “This executive order […]

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