The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it had disqualified weightlifting gold medallists Cao Lei (75kg), Chen Xiexia (48 kg) and Liu Chunhong (69kg) from the Beijing Games after they tested positive for prohibited substances. China faces a one-year ban from international weightlifting competitions after three of its athletes were stripped of their 2008 Olympic gold medals on Thursday following re-tests of samples from the Beijing Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Cricket, a sport dominated by Britain and former British colonies such as Australia and India, has only once featured in a Games - in Paris in 1900. IMAGE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni hits a six to take India to victory against Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup final in Mumbai. Photograph: Graham Crouch/Getty Images The time is right for cricket to return to the Olympics and a decision on applying for inclusion in 2024 will have to be made within months, the head of the sport's governing body said on ...Rediff.com, 12 hours ago
China, host of the 2008 Summer and 2022 Winter Olympic Games , has turned into a major sports power, if its medal tally at the recent Rio Olympics is any indication. Japan, which will hold the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and South Korea, where the 2018 ...catchnews.com, 2 weeks ago
'An example is mixed pair test event over here in air pistol (which Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu won). So we have the best chance of picking up an extra medal in the two air events. That's why I believe it is in our interest, this change. I am not worried about it' IMAGE: India's Heena Sidhu and Jitu Rai (centre) celebrate after winning mixed team 10m Air Pistol event of the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi on Monday. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/PTI Terming pistol and rifle events as "strength areas" ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
The State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation may acquire India's third-biggest fuel retailer HPCL in an approximately 44,000 crore (USD 6.6 billion) deal as part of the government's plan to create an integrated oil giant. Following up on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's Budget announcement of creating an integrated oil company, India's biggest oil and gas producer ONGC may buy all of the government's 51.11 per cent stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. This will have to be ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
With the oil spill off the coast in Chennai raising concerns, the Centre on Saturday said a total of 65 tonnes of sludge has been removed so far and over 90 per cent of the work completed. It also expressed confidence that the cleaning operation will be finished in a couple of days. Among others, the Indian Oil Corporation was providing special bio-remediation material for treatment of the collected oil sludge for safe disposal. ‘The total quantity of sludge which was removed till ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Side indices raced ahead with BSE Midcap and BSE Smallcap advancing 0.4% and 0.3% up, respectively. The benchmark indices on Thursday settled higher thanks to gains in index heavyweight stocks such as ITC, Tata Motors and Infosys even as Asian markets ended lower after Fed Chair Janet Yellen signalled at future rate hikes in US. The S&P BSE Sensex closed at 27,308, up 51 points, while the broader Nifty50 ended at 8,435, up 18 points. Side indices raced ahead with BSE Midcap and BSE ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Markets end flat as investors stay cautious ahead of December earnings Rediff.com, 2 months ago
About 1,556 shares have advanced, 1,211 shares declined, and 182 shares are unchanged. Equity benchmarks settled on a higher note supported by metals, realty, banking & financials and Tata stocks. Gains were capped by losses in IT index after Infosys cut its revenue outlook and investors remained cautious after Trump administration hinted on stricter H1B visa rules. All eyes will be on US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday for any clarity on his economic plans. Back ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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