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Don’t pressurise Yuvi for early comeback: Yograj

New Delhi, April 9: After star cricketer son‘s arrival, Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh said that he is happy that his son overcame all the difficulty.“He is absolutely fine. I am happy that my son has managed to overcome all this. He has proved that he is a fighter not only on the field but off it too. I am thankful to everyone for the support shown during the tough times,...

 
Welcome back home my brother: Sachin

New Delhi, April 9: Sachin Tendulkar today welcomed teammate Yuvraj Singh on his return to the country and wished him a speedy recovery following his treatment for a rare germ cell cancer in the United States.

“Yuvi- Got well soon. Welcome back home my brother after winning a tough battle with cancer,” Tendulkar wrote on his Twitter page.Yuvraj, who underwent three cycles of...

 
Dream not far from Shiva

Assam boxer enters semis of Asian Olympic Qualifiers

New Delhi, April 9: Teen Indian boxer Shiva Thapa today stunned former Olympic silver-medallist Worapoj Petchkoom 16-10 to enter the semifinals of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Astana (Kazakhstan) and is now just one win away from booking a berth for the London Games.

The 18-year-old Youth Olympics silver-medallist no...

 
Finger still not looking good: Tendulkar

Mumbai, April 9 : Mumbai Indians’ Sachin Tendulkar hinted Monday that he would need some more time to recover from his finger injury that he sustained against title-holders Chennai Super Kings during the inaugural match of the fifth season of the IPL.

Tendulkar took to micro-blogging site Twitter to report that the injured finger is “not looking good.” The batting maes...

 
Aditya wins first round at World Snooker C`ships

Mumbai, April 9: Mumbai based snooker champion Aditya Mehta has won his first round match at the Betfred.com World Professional Snooker Championships at Sheffield against Andrew Pagget of Wales.

With this achievement, Aditya has become the first Indian snooker champion to win the match at the World Snooker Championships, in a decade. The 26-year-old Aditya trailed almost the entire matc...

 
Real Madrid lead cut to four

MADRID, April 9: Stuttering Real Madrid have Barcelona breathing down their necks after their La Liga lead was cut to just four points following a 0-0 draw with third-placed Valencia on Sunday.

Real started well with Cristiano Ronaldo hitting the post early on, but they were unable to maintain the impetus and Valencia also hit the woodwork in both halves through Ricardo Costa and Tino ...

 
Chanderpaul ton puts Windies in charge

BRIDGETOWN, April 9: Veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul hit his 25th Test century as West Indies piled-up 449 for nine declared to take a firm grip on the first Test against Australia on Sunday.

At stumps on the second day at Kensington Oval, Australia had reached 44 without loss with openers Ed Cowan on 27 and David Warner also unbeaten on 13.

Chanderpaul had batted for 3...

 
Del Potro puts Argentina into Davis semifinal

BUENOS AIRES, April 9: Juan Martin del Potro put Argentina into its third straight Davis Cup semifinal with a three-set victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Sunday.

Del Potro won 6-1, 6-2, 6-1, to give Argentina an insurmountable 3-1 lead. Juan Monaco defeated Antonio Veic 6-1, 6-1 to wrap up the 4-1 victory.

Argentina will face the Czech Republic in Buenos Aires in the s...

 
Serena wins Charleston event

CHARLESTON, April 9: Fifth seeded Serena Williams captured her 40th career WTA title by overpowering ninth seeded Czech Lucie Safarova 6-0, 6-1 at the Charleston claycourt tournament on Sunday.

The 13-time Grand Slam winner needed just 58 minutes to dispatch Safarova in her first final appearance since last year’s US Open when she lost to Samantha Stosur.

This marked Wil...

 
Brazil coach Menezes vows to win 2014 World Cup

Rio de Janeiro, April 9 : Brazil coach Mano Menezes is confident of leading the team to victory in the 2014 football World Cup.

Menezes has had mixed fortunes since taking charge of the team after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Among the disappointments was a quarterfinal loss to Paraguay in the Copa America in Argentina last July.

But he believes the team is on tra...

 
Tiger matches worst 4-round score at Masters

AUGUSTA, April 9: Tiger Woods arrived at Augusta National as a favourite to win his fifth green jacket. Instead, he left with his worst score as a pro.

A 74 on Sunday put Woods at 5-over 293 for the Masters, which was his worst four-round score since he posted the same number as a first-time amateur way back in 1995. He shot a 291 in 2007, but that was good enough for second that year,...

 
First Arab sumo wrestler chases glory in Japan

TOKYO, April 9: With legs resembling tree trunks and packing the body weight of two average-sized men, sumo wrestling’s “Great Sandstorm” would seem a good fit for the wildly popular Japanese sport.

But Egypt’s Abdelrahman Ahmed Shaalan, the first professional sumo wrestler from both the African continent and Arab world, faces some mighty challenges as he embark...

 
Schalke humbles Hannover

Berlin, April 9: Schalke striker and Spanish veteran Raul Gonzalez netted a brace to inflict a 3-0 loss on Hannover while Hamburg and Leverkusen shared points to complete the 29th round of the German Bundesliga.

Schalke smoothed the way for the win Sunday with an early goal in the sixth minute as former Real Madrid striker Raul flicked home a free kick cross by Jefferson Farfan. Two min...

 
Brazil makes world group playoffs

Rio de Janeiro, April 9 : Brazil advanced to the Davis Cup world group playoffs after Thomaz Bellucci defeated Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo in straight sets in Sao Jose do Rio Preto.Bellucci, ranked No.45 in the world, took almost two hours to overcome the 55th-ranked Giraldo 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-2 on the clay court of Harmonia Tennis Club Sunday, 450 km northeast of Sao Paulo.The result gave B...

 
RCB look to continue winning ways against hapless KKR

Bangalore, April 9: Riding high on their opening match triumph, Royal Challengers Bangalore would look to continue the winning streak when they take on a struggling Kolkata Knight Riders at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday.

Led by Daniel Vettori, RCB beat Delhi Daredevils by 20 runs on Saturday and the New Zealander would hope his men would pull off yet another victory to make sure th...

 
Mumbai pacers restrict Deccan Chargers to 138/9

VISAKHAPATNAM, April 9: A ferocious Mumbai attack restricted hosts Deccan Chargers to a modest 138/9 in the ninth IPL clash at the VDCA Stadium on Monday.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan was the top scorer with 41 while Dan Christian made 39. For Mumbai, Munaf Patel was the pick of the bowlers with four for 20 while Lasith Malinga bagged three for 27.

Kumar Sangakkara became Munaf Patel&r...

 
Jayawardena, KP will boost Daredevils: Sehwag

New Delhi, April 9: Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag said the return of Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardena and Englishman Kevin Pietersen will give his side the much needed boost to get back to the winning ways in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Daredevils lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore Saturday and looked thin in the batting department. The Delhi franchise had won ...

 
My Manchester is united, says Alex Ferguson

Manchester, April 9: Setting aside talks of any disharmony in the Manchester United camp, manager Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that he won’t allow it to happen at his club.

Ferguson was replying to a query raised in the aftermath of reports claiming rift in their ‘noisy neighbours’ camp, Manchester City. Last weekend, controversial Italian striker Mario Balotelli was...

 
We need to train hard: Gilchrist

Pune, April 9 : Kings XI Punjab needs to train harder to get their campaign back on track, captain Adam Gilchrist said after his team’s second successive loss in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Sunday night.

Kings XI suffered a 22-run defeat at the hands of the Pune Warriors at the newly inaugurated stadium Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here.

Gilchrist felt that in a long to...

 
Multi Screen Media launches sports channel Six

NEW DELHI, April 9:Multi Screen Media (MSM) has launched Six, a sports entertainment channel, on April 7. This is the sixth channel in the MSM bouquet. Six promises to be a premier and vibrant offering showcasing the best in the world of sport in every category along with related Indian leagues.

The channel promises to stand out from the existing sports channels by targeting young Indi...

 
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 Arunachal News
ANSU to oppose ILP fiasco
Rijiju initiates comprehensive telecom development plan for NE
AAPPTF bats for transport subsidy scheme
’Government plans to develop adventure tourism’
 Meghalaya News
CM convenes emergency meet on floods
HSPDP suffers blow, MDC Grace Mary Kharpuri resigns
Young hero awaits government help
Security beefed up in Shillong
 Northeast News
Security tightened in Tripura, Assam for Durga Puja
Five candidates left in fray for by–election
General strike imposed
State sponsors Tripura’s Durga Puja, thanks to ex–royals
 Cachar News
’MDC training up youths on skill development’
’BUBSOSS seeks Nitin Gadkari’s intervention’
’Displaced families demand alternative rehabilitation’
Sasthi heralds puja celebration
 National News
Jayalalithaa bail plea to be heard today
’RSS rapped BJP for breaking alliance’
’Uddhav trying to split RPI’
’Swachh Bharat Abhiyan mere symbolism’
 International News
’India’s terrorism not homegrown’
Modi pays homage to symbols of peace, equality, unity
’Netanyahu’s UN speech provocative’
’World’s fourth largest sea dried up completely’
 State-1
Documentary films on media issues screened to sensitize journalists
For some, Durga Puja celebrations are simple and traditional
Book on medicinal herbs, plants released
BPF members build bamboo bridge at Kadamtal
 State-2
STEM programme: School students of Nagaon interact with school students of USA
AUDC professor suspended for harassing research scholar
UDPF condemns Ranjan Daimary’s arrest
Timing for supply of milk
 Local Sports
Munda selected as vice president of ASTA
GSA trial camp
 Sports
Nagaland school wins Subroto Cup
Puma to provide ISL match balls
KKR warm up for CLT20 semis with an impressive win
Gayle eyeing selection for India Tests
 Editorial
Tackling Militancy
’Forward together we go’
Dalai Lama: At 79, living with values and hope
Letters to the Editor
 Op-Ed (Sunday)
Why ’Make in India’ is an anachronism
From defence to development, technology to lead India–US partnership
The Season of Joy
 
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