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Will Pawar dash Srinivasan's hopes of comeback in BCCI?

Will Pawar dash Srinivasan's hopes of comeback in BCCI?

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India chief Sharad Pawar could make a sensational return as president. There is talk that the Maharashtra politician could emerge an unlikely candidate to take on the suspended Narayanaswami Srinivasan. Aditya Verma, president of the defunct Cricket Association of Bihar, believes Pawar is the right man to lead Indian cricket out the current mess it is in. “I believe Sharad Pawar is ready to take charge of the BCCI. I feel he is the right man to bring ..., 20 minutes ago

India's schedule at Asian Games, Day 1

India’s schedule on Day 1 of competition at the Asian Games in Incheon. BADMINTON: Women's Team Round of 16: India vs Macau Men's Team Round of 16: India vs South Korea EQUESTRIAN: Dressage Team Prix St-Georges: (Rajendra Shubhsri, Nadia Haridass, Vanita Malhotra, Shruti Vora) JUDO: Men's 60kg Elimination Round of 32: Navjot Chana vs Almaraghy Abdalla (Kuwait) Women's 48kg Elimination Round of 16: Likmabam Shushila Devi vs Kubeeva Mukaddas (Uzbekistan) Women's 52kg Elimination Round of ...
 Rediff.com31 minutes ago STAR India to air Hero Indian Super League in 5 languages  Business Standard India22 hours ago

BJP, Shiv Sena hold talks to salvage alliance

Having blown hot and cold through the day, Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders finally sat down for talks on Friday evening after which they gave indications that a seat-sharing deal would be clinched for the October 15 Maharashtra assembly polls and the alliance salvaged. Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray kept himself away from talks for which he deputed his son and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya and Sena leader in the state assembly Subhash Desai, who met BJP's Maharashtra election ...
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Alex Salmond to quit as Scottish leader New

BBC reports: Alex Salmond will step down as first minister of Scotland after voters decisively rejected independence. He will also resign as leader of the Scottish National Party after the "No" side won the referendum by 2,001,926 to 1,617,989 for "Yes". The national split of the vote was 55 per cent for "No" to 45 per cent for ...
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Gates Foundation offers to help monitor Jan-Dhan Yojana

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has offered to help in monitoring the progress of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), the flagship financial inclusion scheme of the government. "BMGF can help in mapping the different sites across the country and can inform wherever a saturation level with regard to opening of accounts has reached or likely to reach so that focus can be made in other areas," Microsoft founder Bill Gates said during his interaction with the Finance Minister ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Bill Gates offers $700,000 for flood victims in Kashmir  Rediff.com2 hours ago Bill Gates to support sanitation projects in India  Rediff.com3 hours ago Bill Gates Foundation announces Rs 4 crore aid to J-K flood victims  Rediff.com4 hours ago

Korea's past and future showcased at glitzy Asian Games opening

PSY perform during the Opening Ceremony ahead of the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon Asiad Stadium. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images Pop sensation Psy brought the house down 'Gangnam Style' as Incheon laid out the red carpet for over 13,000 competitors from 45 countries with an exhilarating opening ceremony to launch the 17th Asian Games at the main stadium on Friday. Psy's performance was the high point of the spectacular show as the world's second-biggest multi-sports spectacle after the ...
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Obama hails Scotland's 'No' vote on independence

Asserting that the US has "no closer ally" than the UK, President Barack Obama today hailed the result of Scotland's historic referendum that rejected independence from the union with England and Wales. "We welcome the result of yesterday's referendum on Scottish independence and congratulate the people of Scotland for their full and energetic exercise of democracy," Obama said in a statement after the pro-independence camp was decisively defeated with over 55 per cent of Scotland voting to ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago Scotland says 'NO' to independence in historic referendum  Rediff.com5 hours ago Scotland: legal issues on proposed independence  Lexology22 hours ago The price of Scottish independence depends on the response  Taipei Times Online22 hours ago

'Peace, tranquillity' at border imperative: Manmohan tells Xi

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today told Chinese President Xi Jinping that "peace and tranquility" at the border is imperative and that all issues as agreed earlier should be resolved. Dr Singh said it was encouraging to see an expansion of relationship which is going to prove important for manufacturing and infrastructure work that is already being done. The former PM made these remarks when a Congress delegation led by Sonia Gandhi met with Xi. "Both countries are putting ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago China at it again: 35 PLA men return to Chumar  Rediff.com2 hours ago India instigating incidents on borders: Chinese media  Rediff.com6 hours ago Ladakh border dispute weighs on Xi's India visit  Taipei Times Online22 hours ago

'Eleven Jinping' costs DD newsreader her job

A Doordarshan newsreader mispronouced the name of visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping, following which the channel decided to remove the anchor.  Officials said the newsreader, during one of the evening slots, mistook the first part of the Chinese president’s name Xi for the Roman numeral eleven and pronouced it thus. The mistake was immediately detected, the officials said. They added that the newsreader was on Doordarshan’s causal panel. Casual newsreaders are those ...
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'The end is in sight, the TMC is fast losing its credibility'

'There is no discipline here -- only autocracy. The state is not governed by any democratic ideology. Democracy has ceased to exist here.' Jadavpur University Professor Ambikesh Mahapatra, inset below, was just another academic till April 2012. Then he shared with his friends through e-mail a cartoon that lampooned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Congress General Secretary Mukul Roy. The cartoon's idea, borrowed from the Satyajit Ray film Sonar Kella, showed Banerjee ...
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