Atwal hopes for better finish at Hero Indian Open 2017

HARPAL SINGH BEDI /New Delhi U.S based Indian pro Arjun Atwal has exuded confidence of performing well in the US$1.75 million Hero Indian Open 2017 to be played at the DLF Golf and Country Club Gurgoan from March 9 to 12 , For Atwal this tournament is very special as it propelled him to stardom … Continue reading Atwal hopes for better finish at Hero Indian Open 2017

Chadha and Mohit among six golfers to make it National Finals

HARPAL SINGH BEDI /Gurgoan Local golfers Rahul Chadha and Mohit Talwar along with four others made the cut for the National finals on the final day of the 17th annual Mercedes Trophy at the DLF Golf and Country Club here today The format of play was Double Peoria. This unique format of adjusting handicaps of … Continue reading Chadha and Mohit among six golfers to make it National Finals

John-John Dohmen, Naomi Van named best hockey players of 2016

Belgium’s John-John Dohmen and Netherlands’ Naomi Van were named as male and female Hockey Federation’s Player of the Year award. In an event hosted in Chandigarh today, the Olympic silver medallists Dohmen and Naomi were handed these awards. Great Britain’s Olympic gold medallist Maddie Hinch won the Hockey Stars 2016 female Goalkeeper of the Year … Continue reading John-John Dohmen, Naomi Van named best hockey players of 2016

Harika enters semi final of World Women Chess Championship

Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika came out strongly in the rapid tiebreaker to enter the semi-finals of the World Women Chess Championship today. Harika was back to her best in the rapid games as she won the first game displaying some fantastic technique and then drew the second game to set up a semi-final clash against … Continue reading Harika enters semi final of World Women Chess Championship

Australia 256/9 against India at stumps on day 1 of 1st Test

In the first Cricket Test match, Australia were 256 for 9 at stumps on day one against India, played at Pune. Mitchell Starc with 57 and Josh Hazlewood on 1, the last pair, remain at the crease. After choosing to bat first, the visitors had a good first session but were pushed back post lunch. … Continue reading Australia 256/9 against India at stumps on day 1 of 1st Test

Govt may offer subsidy to fertiliser firms for soil testing labs

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Union agricultural ministry is contemplating with idea to provide subsidy to fertiliser firms for setting up soil testing facilities at retail outlets. The proposal has been sent to department of fertilisers to seek views from companies and other stakeholders. In  2016-17 Budget, finance minister Arun Jaitley announced setting up of … Continue reading Govt may offer subsidy to fertiliser firms for soil testing labs

BMC polls: Shiv Sena, BJP leading in most of the seat

AMN / In the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the ruling party Shiv Sena is leading registering victory at 77 seats out of total 227, with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at second position winning 69 seats. Out of the 199 seats for which results have been declared till now, Congress is at third position winning 27 … Continue reading BMC polls: Shiv Sena, BJP leading in most of the seat

Budget session of Bihar Assembly begins

The Budget session of Bihar Assembly begins today. The session will conclude on March 31. During this there will be 23 seatings. Governor Ram Nath Kovind will address the joint session of the state legislature on the opening day. The economic survey of the state will be tabled after address of the Governor. The Finance … Continue reading Budget session of Bihar Assembly begins

Pakistan: 9 killed in blast near Lahore defence area

AMN / At least nine people were killed and 35 others injured, some of them critically in a bomb blast in Lahore’s Defence area today. Spokesman for the provincial Punjab police, Nayab Haider, said the explosion was caused by a timed device which contained 8 to 10 kilogrammes of explosives. Lahore’s Mayor Captain (Retired) Mubashir … Continue reading Pakistan: 9 killed in blast near Lahore defence area

Uzbekistan’s Journalist freed after 18 years in prison

A journalist and opposition activist in the Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan, Muhammad Bekjanov, has been freed after serving 18 years in prison. He was convicted of attempting to kill the late President, Islam Karimov, but has said he was tortured into confessing to fabricated charges. Mr Bekjanov is a brother of exiled opposition leader … Continue reading Uzbekistan’s Journalist freed after 18 years in prison