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World Cup: BCCI and Dhonis men should be happy that Indians are angry

Mar 27, 2015 at 18:33 | Source: FirstPost

In 2006, when India lost to South Africa in a series of one day matches, cricket fans in India went on a rampage. Mohammed Kaifs house in Allahabad was attacked and the effigies of the players and Greg Chappell, the coach, were burnt in MS Dhonis hom...

Former Olympic swimming champ Park apologises for doping ban

Mar 27, 2015 at 14:17 | Source: FirstPost

A tearful former Olympic swimming champion, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, offered an impassioned public apology Friday, four days after receiving an 18-month ban for failing a doping test.Park, who won South Korea's only ever swimming gold in the 400...

Two World Cups, two defeats: The many similarities between 2003 and 2015

Mar 27, 2015 at 11:35 | Source: FirstPost

By Dileep PremachandranBack in 2003, Indias World Cup campaign consisted of eight straight wins bookended by crushing defeats to Australia, one of them in the final at The Wanderers. Almost exactly 12 years on, Indias hitherto blemish-free tournament...

Indian Super Series: Prannoy shocks top seed Jorgensen in high-voltage clash

Mar 27, 2015 at 08:20 | Source: FirstPost

Rising Indian shuttler HSPrannoy scripted the biggest upset of the day at the YonexSunrise Indian Super Series, stunning top seed and World No.2Jan Jorgensen of Denmark to enter the quarterfinals of the USD275,000 event.Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srika...

Gold hits 3-1/2 week high as Yemen air strikes rattle markets

Mar 27, 2015 at 04:30 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON (Reuters) - Gold rallied to a 3-1/2 week high on Thursday and silver rose nearly 3 percent as escalating tensions in the Middle East knocked stocks and the dollar and drove investors into assets viewed as lower risk, such as bullion and German...

World Cup semis: Outnumbered by Indian fans, Michael Clarke sends out SOS to Aussies

Mar 23, 2015 at 13:31 | Source: FirstPost

India fans are likely to outnumber their Australian counterparts when the two teams clash in the World Cup semi-final in Sydney on Thursday -- much to the annoyance of the home captain.Australia skipper Michael Clarke and team-mate David Warner sent ...

The sad truth: Poor facilities at Para-Athletic Championships is the norm

Mar 23, 2015 at 12:51 | Source: FirstPost

The 15th National Para-Athletic Championships was in the news for all the wrong reasons this weekend. Reports surfaced during the three-day event about substandard facilities provided to the differently-abled athletes. They were put up at unfurnished...

Discriminated and ignored: The sad story of India's paralympians

Mar 23, 2015 at 08:33 | Source: FirstPost

The article was first published on January 22, 2015. Records were shattered, lifetime dreams achieved, but they came home to a disappointing, eerie silence. Three golds, 14 silvers and 16 bronzes - that was Indias medal haul from the recent Paralympi...

Luxury brands hedge their bets with smartwatches

Mar 21, 2015 at 04:45 | Source: FirstPost

PARIS (Reuters) - The flurry of technology deals luxury watchmakers announced this week to tackle the Apple Watch threat are more a way to hedge their bets in case the smartwatch market takes off than a strategic U-turn.The costs of development of th...

Sharp decline in U.S. dollar lifts stocks, oil

Mar 21, 2015 at 02:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar fell sharply on Friday and posted its biggest weekly decline against the euro in more than three years, helping to drive a rally in Wall Street stocks and crude oil. The Nasdaq posted its highest close in 15 years...

Gold heads for biggest weekly gain in two months, silver jumps

Mar 21, 2015 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Gold prices hit two-week highs on Friday and were poised for their biggest weekly jump since mid-January, after the U.S. Federal Reserve's cautious note on interest rates arrested a dollar rally and sparked broad-based buy...

China gold demand to grow over 5 years, but at slower pace -Barclays

Mar 21, 2015 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's share of the global gold market will expand in the next five years as it will be one of the few countries witnessing demand growth, but at a slower pace, Barclays analysts said.Demand from the world's No.2 gold consumer ...

Last devdasi of Puri's Jagannath temple dies aged 92

Mar 20, 2015 at 16:47 | Source: FirstPost

The last living Mahari or Devdasi human consort of the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Sashimani Devi, passed away on Thursday bringing an end to the 800-year-old tradition.According to reports, the 92-year-old woman had been ailing for the past few year...

Gold import curbs may have led to rise in smuggling activity

Mar 20, 2015 at 16:22 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Import restrictions on gold may have led to increase in smuggling of the precious metal in recent years, Parliament was informed today."From the increase in number and value of gold seizure cases, it appears that the spurt in gold smu...

Indian Open: Chance for Saina to avenge All England loss against Carolina

Mar 20, 2015 at 14:53 | Source: FirstPost

A rematch of the All Englandfinal between India's Saina Nehwal and world champion CarolinaMarin is on the cards with the two stars given first andsecond seeding in the Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries tobe played here from March 24.Saina and Mari...

Japanese shares lead Asian losses

Mar 20, 2015 at 11:12 | Source: BBC

While most of Asia's markets rose on Thursday, Japanese shares bucked the trend after the Federal Reserve's comments sent the dollar tumbling against the yen. The benchmark Nikkei 225 closed down 0.4% to 19,476.56 after hitting a 15-year in...

Cinderella review: Sure, it's old-fashioned, but this film is as pretty as a fairy tale

Mar 20, 2015 at 10:23 | Source: FirstPost

For decades, Disney has doled out Princess-based stories. The formula worked because it was fresh and quirky and presented in beautiful imagery. Soon enough, Disney quickly encroached the snug realm of childrens bedtime stories and became one of the ...

Saina Nehwal gets top seed for Indian Open

Mar 20, 2015 at 09:12 | Source: FirstPost

A rematch of the All Englandfinal between India's Saina Nehwal and world champion CarolinaMarin is on the cards with the two stars given first andsecond seeding in the Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries tobe played here from March 24.Saina and Mari...

U.S. stocks slip, dollar gains day after Fed view

Mar 20, 2015 at 02:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - European shares rose on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve indicated it was in no rush to hike U.S. interest rates, but stocks slipped on Wall Street while crude oil retreated and the dollar rebounded, reversing the previo...

India's record FX warchest set for Fed rate hike test

Mar 20, 2015 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Chastened by a tumble in the rupee in 2013 at the prospect of tighter U.S. monetary policy, India has built up record foreign exchange reserves of nearly $340 billion to insulate the economy from capital flight as the United States...

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