Paradip (Odisha): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Indian Oil Corp’s Rs 34,555 crore refinery here. The development has enabled IOC topple Reliance Industries as the country’s largest oil refinery.Addressing the gathering ... IndiaTV News, 4 days ago
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‘No one should go to Brazil if they don't feel comfortable going’ IMAGE: A woman looks on next to a banner as soldiers and municipal health workers take part in cleaning of the streets, gardens and homes as part of the city's efforts to prevent the spread of the Zika virus vector. Photograph: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters The United States Olympic Committee told US sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika virus should consider not going to the Rio ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
'WADA’s total annual budget of $30 million a year is exceeded by many athletes around the world.' The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) faces a challenge to tackle cheating in sport while it has an annual budget of less than the income of many top athletes, its president Craig Reedie said. Lack of money could equally prove a handicap for a proposed independent testing authority, said Reedie, who also expressed support for global athletics chief Sebastian Coe and said WADA was in a state of ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
‘Media really paint a bad picture of the tensions. It's all political, why single out Pakistan?’ IMAGE: Indian women’s hockey team arrive in Guwahati. Photograph: PTI Postponed several times due to a variety of reasons, the much-delayed but the biggest South Asian Games ever begin, in Guwahati, on Friday, with hosts India expected to stamp their superiority in the regional spectacle. The 12-day Games, featuring 2,500 athletes from eight South Asian Association for Regional ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
IMAGE: People cool off beneath a water fountain beneath the Olympic rings in Madureira Park in Rio de Janeiro, on December 30, 2015. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images The International Olympic Committee will issue guidelines this week aimed at protecting athletes and visitors from Zika, a mosquito-borne virus spreading rapidly across South America months before the Rio de Janeiro Games in August.IOC president Thomas Bach said on Thursday a note would be sent to National Olympic Committees ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
ICC involves Massachusetts institute to achieve uniform DRS IMAGE: India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni gestures for a review. Photograph: Reuters In an effort to bring all Test nations on board, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has sought the services of a leading technology institute -- the MIT -- to ‘achieve’ a uniform Decision Review System (DRS), an innovation which India has been opposing for long. ICC CEO David Richardson said the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
ICC exploring prospects of cricket's inclusion in Olympics IMAGE: Pakistan’s Nida Rashid, left, celebrates with teammates after dismissing Bangladesh’s Nuzhat Tasnia during the women's cricket final at the 2014 Asian Games. Photograph: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images David Richardson, the chief executive of the International Cricket Council, has confirmed that possibilities of including cricket in the summer Olympics are being explored following a positive meeting with officials of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
India on Monday resumed fuel supplies to Nepal through Raxaul border after agitating Madhesis called off their nearly five-month-long blockade that caused acute shortage of petroleum products in the landlocked nation. Indian Oil Corporation’s Raxaul depot resumed supplies after the obstruction by protesters was removed from the main ‘Maitreyi’ (Friendship) Bridge connecting the two countries. The depot loaded 300,000 litres of petroleum products into Nepal Oil Corporation ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago
The S&P BSE Sensex ended 46 points lower at 24,824 and Nifty50 settled at 7,555, down by 8 points after hitting intra-day high of 7,600.45. Benchmark indices started the new month on a tender note as investors turned cautious ahead of the Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy review on Tuesday. The central bank is widely expected to maintain status quo thus adding pressure on banking and financial shares. The S&P BSE Sensex ended 46 points lower at 24,824 and Nifty50 settled at ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago Bears tighten grip, markets at 20-month closing lows Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago Markets touch 19-month closing low on dismal Q3 earnings Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago Markets end first trading session of 2016 on a tepid note Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Vijay Kumar of Services in action. Photograph: PTI Kynan Chenai (picture below) gave himself an advance birthday gift by securing a quota place for the Rio Olympics but London Games silver medallist Vijay Kumar's hopes of earning a berth went up in smoke at the Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition for shooting, in New Delhi on Thursday. Shooter Heena secures Olympic quota with gold medal The 26-year-old Kynan registered the best day of his short career when he battled all odds to ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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