Monday, December 7, 2015

Monthly Science Current Affairs November 2015

Science News For The Month Nov and Year 2015

Israel aiming to recreate wine Jesus, King David drank

The new crisp, acidic and mineral white from a high-end Israeli winery was aged for eight months or, depending on how you look at it, at least 1,800 years.
2015-11-30

Build own video game story with this tool

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, are developing a new tool that can allow people to easily build their own digital story worlds for video games consisting of smart characters and objects.
2015-11-30

A flexible, stretchable rubber keyboard

Scientists have developed a soft, flexible and stretchable keyboard using a type of rubber known as a dielectric elastomer that can be wrapped around any object.
2015-11-30

Could N-plants function for 80 yrs? US to decide

The US is set to become the first nation to decide whether its safe to operate nuclear power plants for 80 years, twice as long as initially allowed.
2015-11-30

New flexible, stretchable rubber keyboard developed

Scientists have developed a soft, flexible and stretchable keyboard using a type of rubber known as a dielectric elastomer that can be wrapped around any object.
2015-11-30

'We need to introduce Earth Science to improve India's climate'

Neel M Karia, a student from Mumbai, bagged a gold medal at International Earth Science Olympiad, which was held in Brazil. He spoke on his preparation for the competition, his experience and ways climate can be improved in India.
2015-11-30

IIT-M develops method to track cyclones accurately

To reduce the window of mistakes and to improve the accuracy of forecasts, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras are developing a technique that will depend that is fed into high quality data from satellites on supercomputers.
2015-11-30

Even 8 decades after invention, polygraph’s accuracy contested

A polygraph, commonly known as lie detector, is a device used to detect lies by measuring several physiological variables of the person being questioned.
2015-11-29

Sugar-free drinks may not be 'tooth-friendly': Study

If you thought your teeth were safe since you switched to sugar-free drinks, think again! Scientists have warned that such drinks can cause measurable damage to the tooth enamel.
2015-11-29

High-fat diet may be harmful for your brain

High-fat diet may not only make us obese, but also cause cognitive impairment by prompting immune cells in the brain to consume the connections between neurons, a new study has warned.
2015-11-29

There are no true black holes: Scientist Abhas Mitra

Researcher who 'Upset the black hole applecart' says he got no support from kolkata in his path-breaking discovery
2015-11-29

Children who eat breakfast score higher marks

Nutritionists have already shown a link between eating breakfast and staying healthy.
2015-11-29

Weed-infused coffee the new cuppa of joy

It was during an endless drive home from a camping trip that American entrepreneur Adam Stites came up with his latest product.
2015-11-29

World's `sexiest' robot

We all love robots -but could we one day actually fall in love with one? This is Android Geminoid F , an eerily lifelike humanoid which stole the show at the World Robot Exhibition in Beijing this week.
2015-11-29

Hepatitis C cure may cost as low as Rs 67k

In a move that comes as a huge relief to patients of chronic Hepatitis C, the apex committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has granted a waiver of local trials for crucial new direct-acting antiviral drugs treating the disease.
2015-11-29

'Lifestyle, obesity, late hours leading to breast cancer'

While cervical cancer is on decline, breast cancer cases are on rise due to obesity and lifestyle-related factors, said Dr Neeraja Bhatia, president, Association of Gynecologic Oncologists of India, here.
2015-11-27

1 in 4 dengue patients at AIIMS didn't need blood transfusion: Study

A study has concluded that nearly one out of every four dengue patients (23.2%) administered platelet transfusion during the 2013 outbreak at AIIMS did not need it.
2015-11-26

First mirror installed on NASA's James Webb Telescope

NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory's construction to replace the Hubble Space Telescope in 2018.
2015-11-26

Heart patient? Cut down on sitting time

If you are suffering from ailments related to the heart, make it a point to get up and move every half an hour as researchers have found that patients with heart disease who sit a lot have worse health even if they exercise.
2015-11-26

New form of gold almost as light as air

Scientists in Switzerland have developed a 20 carat gold nugget that is thousand times lighter than conventional forms of the precious metal and can float on milk foam. The new gold form can hardly be differentiated from conventional gold with the naked eye.
2015-11-26

Blue exoplanet found circling red dwarf star

Only 100 light years away from us, a small exoplanet with blue skies has been found orbiting a red dwarf star. The team of US astronomers used the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT), a set of small telescopes spread over Texas, Hawaii, California in the US and in Chile and South Africa.
2015-11-26

Promising new melanoma drug in the offing

Scientists have discovered a new compound that shows promise for treating deadly skin cancers like melanoma that are resistant or unresponsive to leading therapies today.
2015-11-26

Mars to lose its largest moon, but gain a ring

Mars' largest moon, Phobos, is slowly falling towards the planet and is likely to be shredded into pieces that will be strewn about the red planet in a ring like those encircling Saturn and Jupiter, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, say.
2015-11-26

Algae could be a green power source

Researchers led by an Indianorigin scientist have developed a technology that harnesses electrical energy from blue-green algae, that could be used to power cell phones and computers in future.
2015-11-26

Betrayals forced ancient humans to migrate: Study

Betrayals of trust resulting from moral disputes forced early humans to cross major geographical barriers, including deltas such as the Indus and the Ganges, and spread across the world about 1,00,000 years ago, a new study has found.
2015-11-26

Facebook quizzes may infringe upon your privacy

More than 17 million people have taken a delightful little quiz on Facebook that displays their most-often used words in a sweet word cloud.
2015-11-26

Double mastectomies on the rise

Researchers in UK have observed an increased uptake of preventative double mastectomies since May 2013 when Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone the breast removal procedure.
2015-11-26

Tap water, salt makes cooked food toxic

Cooking with chlo raminated tap water and iodised table salt could put potentially harmful toxins in you food, a study has warned.
2015-11-26

Using tap water and salt in cooking may make food toxic: Study

Cooking with chloraminated tap water and iodised table salt could put potentially harmful toxins in your food, a new study has warned.
2015-11-25

Mystery of 'missing' carbon on Mars decoded

Scientists have found that ultraviolet (UV) rays from Sun caused Mars to lose its atmospheric carbon dioxide, solving the long standing mystery of the 'missing' carbon on the red planet.
2015-11-25

How carbon from Mars escaped into atmosphere

A team of scientists has offered an explanation of the "missing" carbon on Red Planet, suggesting that it may have escaped into the atmosphere owing to the strong ultraviolet (UV) rays from the Sun.
2015-11-25

Rock stethoscope to control mining accidents

A stethoscope-like instrument will soon be deployed in mines for predicting movement of rocks during excavation and minimize the risk of mining accidents.
2015-11-25

China to build largest animal cloning centre

China is planning to build the world's largest animal cloning center that will produce one million cattle embryos annually and rapidly improve the quality of livestock, a report said.
2015-11-25

Mutant mosquitoes to battle malaria

In a basement on the Irvine campus of the University of California, two teams of biologists have created a novel breed of mosquito that they hope will help eradicate malaria from the world.
2015-11-25

Earth may have dark matter 'hairs' sticking out of it, suggests Nasa study

Hairs emerging from planets have both "roots," the densest concentration of dark matter particles in the hair, and "tips," where the hair ends. When particles of a dark matter stream pass through Earth's core, they focus at the "root" of a hair, where the density of the particles is about a billion times more than average.
2015-11-24

Earth may have dark matter 'hairs' sticking out of it, suggests Nasa study

Hairs emerging from planets have both "roots," the densest concentration of dark matter particles in the hair, and "tips," where the hair ends. When particles of a dark matter stream pass through Earth's core, they focus at the "root" of a hair, where the density of the particles is about a billion times more than average.
2015-11-24

GM mosquitoes that can block malaria created

Using a groundbreaking gene editing technique, researchers inserted a DNA element into the germ line of Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes that resulted in the gene preventing malaria transmission being passed on to 99.5 per cent of offspring. A stephensi is a leading malaria vector in Asia.
2015-11-24

Nasa finding bolsters Indian theory on black hole

An Indian astrophysicist says the recent observation by Nasa scientists of giant flares of X-rays from a black hole confirms his theory that the so-called black holes are not "true" black holes but actually ultra hot balls of fire like our Sun.
2015-11-24

New compound heals diabetic wound faster

Researchers have discovered a compound that accelerates diabetic wound healing, which may open the door to new treatment strategies.
2015-11-24

Dream job? Company seeks chocolate taster

2015-11-24

SpaceX gets first Nasa offer to ferry astronauts to ISS

2015-11-24

New method removes nano-particles from blood with ease

A team of US engineers has developed a new technology that uses an electrical field to easily and quickly isolate drug-delivery nano particles from blood. The electronic chip can also serve as a tool to separate and recover nano particles from other complex fluids for medical and other applications.
2015-11-23

Why everything we thought we knew about 'healthy' food could be wrong

Israeli researchers, writing in the journal Cell this week, have found that different people's bodies respond to eating the same meal very differently which means that a diet that may work wonders for your best friend may not have the same impact on you.
2015-11-23

Yeasts could help yield `boutique' chocolates

Yeasts used to ferment cocoa can modify the aroma of the resulting chocolate, scientists have found, paving the way for 'boutique' chocolates with different flavors.
2015-11-23

New method can identify gender from a fingerprint

A simple test performed at a crime scene may help forensic scientists determine whether a finger determine whether a fingerprint belongs to a man or a woman, a new study reports. The test is based on certain amino acids found in the fingerprints. Levels are twice as high in the sweat of women as in that of men.
2015-11-23

In Sweden, an e-rose blooms

For the first time, scienists have developed an 'electronic' rose by implanting circuits inside the vascular system used to distribute water and nutrients in the plant. Researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden created analog and digital electronics circuits inside living plants.
2015-11-23

Use science to improve quality of life: Harsh Vardhan

India's Minister for Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that efforts should be made through science to find practical solutions to improve the quality of life of the people.
2015-11-22

One in two 45-year-olds will get pre-diabetic high blood sugar

A most half of 45-year-olds will develop so-called prediabetes, an elevated blood sugar level that often precedes diabetes, says a study from The Netherlands.
2015-11-21

Working vocal cords grown in lab

Human vocal cords have been grown in the laboratory for the first time in a development that could one day lead to voice transplants for people who cannot speak because of a permanently damaged larynx.
2015-11-21

Every third child born in India is premature, say Mumbai doctors

Every third child born in India is premature, said city's paleontologists while stressing on the need to check this trend by improving the nutrition of young women.
2015-11-21

Our ancient texts should not be disregarded, Isro chief Kiran Kumar says

Stressing that the country's pride resides in its glorious heritage, Indian Space Research Organization chairman AS Kiran Kumar on Saturday said its ancient texts which could yield vital knowledge, if verified, studied and researched properly, should not be disregarded.
2015-11-21

Nasa directs SpaceX to launch US astronauts to ISS

In a significant step toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and reducing its dependence on Russian launch facilities, Nasa has ordered California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from US soil.
2015-11-21

Watch a day as it unfolds on Pluto, its moon Charon

Nasa's New Horizons probe has captured some stunning images of how the day progresses on Pluto and its largest moon Charon.
2015-11-21

New 'biogel' may help treat cancer

Scientists have developed a new injectable 'biogel' that can effectively deliver anti-cancer agents directly into cancerous tumours and kill them.
2015-11-21

In a first, Google Glass helps unclog blocked artery

In a first, doctors have used Google Glass to successfully restore the blood flow of a chronically blocked right coronary artery in a 49year-old patient.
2015-11-21

Worm makes women have more kids

Women with a certa in kind of parasitic worm are more likely to fall pregnant and have more children, scientists have found.
2015-11-21

Crying babies respond to singing more than talking

Crying baby? Try singing a song rather than talking. A team of scientists confirmed this after a study involving 58 infants, age seven to ten months.
2015-11-20

Eating walnuts may lower heart disease risk

Consuming about 60 grammes of tree nuts, such as walnuts, daily may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study has claimed.
2015-11-20

Artificial pancreas performed well in humans in US

A team of the US researchers has developed a functional artificial pancreas that has performed well in humans in clinical settings. It's been developed by combining mechanical artificial pancreas technology with transplantation of islet cells which produce insulin.
2015-11-20

Viagra may help prevent diabetes: Study

The anti-impotence drug Viagra may help ward off type 2 diabetes in people suffering from the disorder by improving their insulin sensitivity , a study has claimed.
2015-11-20

FDA okays GM salmon for human consumption

2015-11-20

US to stop research using chimps

Chimpanzees will no longer be used for US government research and the remaining 50 chimps in federal custody will be sent to a sanctuary for retirement, authorities said
2015-11-20

To record your heart rate, swallow this device

Scientists have developed a tiny device, like a medicine pill, that can be swallowed and from inside the gut it measures heart rate and breathing rate.
2015-11-19

New Ebola vaccine safe, stimulates strong immune response

A fresh clinical trial of a new Ebola vaccine has found that it is well tolerated, safe and stimulates strong immune responses in adults in Mali, West Africa and in the US.
2015-11-19

Cheaper LED with 25 times more power developed

Scientists have developed a new type of light-emitting diode (LED) using an organic-inorganic hybrid that could lead to cheaper and brighter lights and displays in the future.
2015-11-19

Nasa created chemical laptop' to search for alien life

2015-11-19

Obesity and diabetes increase bone fracture risk

Development of obesity and Type-2 diabetes negatively affect bone structure, formation and strength over time, thereby increasing bone fracture risk, says a new study.
2015-11-18

People fear dying of unprotected sex the most

It won't be a surprise if this news sweeps the bed sheet off you, literally. According to a researcher from the University of Michigan, more people are afraid of dying from unprotected sex than a 480-km road trip via car.
2015-11-18

Overweight men face job bias too

Overweight men are just as likely as overweight women to experience subtle forms of discrimination when applying for a job or shopping at retail stores, says a new research.
2015-11-18

2-3 cups of coffee a day reduces death risk: Study

Drinking two to three cups of coffee daily may reduce your risk of death from heart disease, diabetes and suicide, researchers, including those of Indian-origin have claimed.
2015-11-18

Scientists refrigerate liquid using infrared laser for first time

In a breakthrough, scientists have for the first time used a laser to refrigerate water and other liquids under real-world conditions.
2015-11-17

Scientists discover why some people cannot 'hold their drink'

A genetic mutation has been linked with impulsivity especially when drunk in a study of a gene responsible for a receptor protein in the brain needed by the neurotransmitter serotonin 2b, they said.
2015-11-17

Now, Isro to launch 6 to 12 satellites a year

Kiran Kumar told a jam-packed auditorium comprising mainly school students at the MIT that this figure will further go up to 18 satellite launches annually.
2015-11-17

Local TB kit, if approved, may reduce diagnosis cost

An indigenous diagnostic kit for tuberculosis is undergoing the final stages of validation and is expected to bring down the cost of diagnosing TB significantly.
2015-11-17

The optical illusion that tricks your brain into seeing colour

The illusion was featured on the BBC Four series Colour: The Spectrum of Science. Watch the clip from the show below to experience the trick.
2015-11-17

Healthy breakfast boosts school performance: Study

Eating unhealthy items like sweets and crisps for breakfast, which was reported by 1 in 5 children, had no positive impact on educational attainment.
2015-11-17

World's first `porous' liquid to filter carbon emissions developed

Scientists have created the first ever porous liquid. It could filter carbon emissions out of the air.
2015-11-17

Discovered: A new Venus-like planet

Astronomers have discovered a new Venuslike rocky exoplanet 39 light years away , which may be cool enough to potentially host an atmosphere. If it does, it is close enough that we could study that atmosphere in detail with the Hubble Space Telescope and future observatories like the Giant Magellan Telescope. The planet is named as GJ 1132b and it looks like a red dwarf star only one-fifth the size of our Sun.
2015-11-17

Time to clean up space junk mess, Nasa says

With a mysterious space object making a splash into the Earth's atmosphere on November 13, Nasa administrator Charles Bolden has shown concern about the growing junk in the space that may threaten the planet in near future.
2015-11-16

Lasers to make materials hotter than Sun's core

Lasers could heat materials to temperatures hotter than the centre of the Sun in only 20 quadrillionths of a second, according to new research that could revolutionize energy production.
2015-11-15

Feeding birds could spread diseases in humans: Study

Feeding birds in parks may not only negatively affect their health and behavior but also help spread diseases in humans, a new study suggests.
2015-11-15

Dizzy? It could be cybersickness

A peculiar side effect of the 21st century is something called digital motion sickness or cybersickness.
2015-11-15

Smoking dads can pass cancer genes to kids

Here's another reason for you to kick the butt. Research conducted at AIIMS has showed that men who smoke or consume tobacco in other forms are more likely to father children suffering from cancer
2015-11-15

Nasa probe spots hints of gamma-ray cycle in 'active' galaxy

Astronomers using data from Nasa's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected hints of periodic changes in the brightness of a so-called "active" galaxy, whose emissions are powered by a supersized black hole.
2015-11-15

8,690kmph winds discovered on exoplanet

An exoplanet located about 63 light years away has winds reaching a staggering 8,690kmph, around 20 times faster than ever recorded on Earth, according to the first ever weather map of a planet outside our solar system.
2015-11-15

Blood-brain barrier breached for first time to treat cancer

For the first time, scientists have successfully breached the human blood-brain barrier non-invasively to effectively deliver cancer-fighting drugs into the brain of a patient.
2015-11-15

Waste fly ash can make concrete stronger: Study

The use of cement might add strength to a concrete mix and eventually to a structure. But adding a small quantity of wastes disposed in thermal power plants or a steel factory to the concrete mixture can help the structure last a lifetime, a study conducted in Indian Institute of Madras has found.
2015-11-15

Ross perfected urban sanitation here to fight malaria abroad

When a rash of dengue cases over whelmed city hospitals earlier this year, BBMP of ficials maintained a studious silence at a critical stock-taking meeting.
2015-11-15

Artificial patients, real learning

The patient's blood pressure had reportedly crashed in the ambulance; a gunshot wound had damaged the heart. In the operating room, a medical resident, Dr Dan Hashimoto, slid a knife into the patient's chest and sliced horizontally, thrust his hand into the gash, grasped the beating heart and squeezed, to the tempo of 100 beats a minute.
2015-11-14

Nasa to study how plants and oceans absorb carbon

Nasa is interested in studying how oceans and plant ecosystem take up carbon, and if the warming climate will prevent them from doing so in the future.
2015-11-14

Scientist whom the nation forgot

Seventy-five years after Robert Koch discovered the cholera bacteria in 1884, a Bengali scientist had unearthed the fact that it was a toxin produced by the bacteria that triggered loss of fluid from the body and caused thickening of blood, eventually leading to death.
2015-11-13

Scientist whom the nation forgot

Seventy-five years after Robert Koch discovered the cholera bacteria in 1884, a Bengali scientist had unearthed the fact that it was a toxin produced by the bacteria that triggered loss of fluid from the body and caused thickening of blood, eventually leading to death.
2015-11-13 20:56:41

1 in 4 Indian diabetics not obese: Research

It is not just the obese who develop diabetes. New research suggests that a number of Indian patients suffering from the disease are non-obese, having a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25 kg/m2.
2015-11-13

Chennai doctors perform combined heart and liver transplant

The doctors transplanted the organs together, with both of them connected to each other.
2015-11-13

Lack of sleep causes diabetes: Experts

Staying up late and not getting six hours of sleep puts one at high risk of becoming a Type-II diabetic, a disease once believed to be caused primarily by being overweight, prominent diabetes experts say.
2015-11-13

Loneliness makes your brain work differently, study shows

Social isolation can cause our brains to become more alert to threats
2015-11-13

Fat stigma making us miserable, say experts

Being overweight doesn't necessarily make a person distraught, researchers are learning. Rather, it's the teasing, judgment and unsolicited advice directed at overweight people that can cause the greatest psychological harm.
2015-11-13

New blood cancer drug clears first clinical trial

A new blood cancer drug that targets a protein essential for growth of tumour cells has been found to be effective in patients resistant to current chemotherapies, a worldfirst clinical trial has shown.
2015-11-13

PIO expert finds material to help drink from sea

Researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, have found an energyefficient material for removing salt from seawater to yield drinkable water.
2015-11-13

Nasa finds giant ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan

American space agency Nasa's Cassini spacecraft has detected a monstrous new cloud of frozen compounds in the low- to mid-stratosphere of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.
2015-11-12

Nasa finds giant ice cloud on Titan

Nasa's Cassini spacecraft has detected a monstrous new cloud of frozen compounds in the low- to mid-stratosphere of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.
2015-11-12

'Continuous pumping during CPR not a good idea'

Continuous chest compressions during cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by emergency medical responders do not offer survival advantages when compared to interrupting manual chest pumping to perform rescue breathing, says a study.
2015-11-12

'More young women living with parents'

The percentage of young women living at home with parents or relatives has risen to its highest level since 1940 as more millennial women put off marriage, attend college and face high living expenses.
2015-11-12

'Emotional bonding may lower male testosterone'

Not just wife, stay away from siblings & friends.
2015-11-12

'Chimpanzees care of their disabled infants'

A chimpanzee mother cared for her disabled infant in the wild in Tanzania, Japanese researchers reported in a study published this week, research they hope will help in understanding the evolution of social care in humans.
2015-11-12

200-mn-year old dinosaur remains found in South Africa

Remains of a 200-million-year-old dinosaur - believed to be the largest plant eating creature ever found - were revealed at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
2015-11-11

Now, 3D print your own walking robot

Researchers have developed a tool that can let even a novice build a customised 3D-printed walking robot.
2015-11-11

India-Eurasia crash 47 million years ago gave birth to Himalayas

Himalayas were born about 47 million years ago when India and Eurasia initially smashed into each other, scientists, who discovered the first oceanic microplate in the Indian Ocean, has found.
2015-11-11

Ayurveda prescribes beef for several disorders: Scientist

Bhargava says Modi government the least knowledgeable about science.
2015-11-10

Frequent self-weighing may cause depression in adolescents

Self-weighing can be a useful tool to help adults control their weight, but for adolescents and young adults this behaviour may have negative psychological outcomes.
2015-11-10

Mystery heat spots found in Egypt's pyramids

Operation Scan Pyramids began on October 25 to search for hidden chambers inside four pyramids, including Khufu's, the tallest pyramid.
2015-11-10

Food and Drug Administration calls for cap on sugar intake

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has recommended a cap on sugar consumption for Americans.
2015-11-10

Medical ethics prohibit doctor-patient sexual liason

Medical ethics clearly prohibit any sexual contact between a doctor and a patient.
2015-11-10

Fujifilm to conduct trial of new anti-cancer drug FF-10101

FUJIFILM Corporation announced to conduct a clinical trial of its anti-cancer drug FF-10101 in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in the United States next year.
2015-11-10

Ice spewing volcanoes, moons spinning like tops: The weird Pluto world revealed

A slew of discoveries about Pluto, based on images and data sent by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has set the scientific world abuzz.
2015-11-10

Energy drinks are bad for your heart, says international study

Energy drink consumption can lead to high blood pressure, increase in heart rate and serious cardiovascular risks, a latest international study by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) showed.
2015-11-09

Energy drinks may increase blood pressure: Study

Consumption of an energy drink elicited a 6.2 per cent increase in systolic blood pressure; diastolic blood pressure increased by 6.8 per cent; average blood pressure increased after consumption of the energy drink by 6.4 per cent.
2015-11-09

GSAT-15 set for launch on November 11 by European rocket

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-15 is scheduled for launch on board Arianespace rocket from the space port of Kourou in French Guiana, on the morning of November 11.
2015-11-09

Dying doctor accidentally describes exactly what it feels like to die from a snakebite

In what has been described as a death diary snake expert described in precise detail the symptoms of the bite from the deadly snake
2015-11-09

Public transport users more healthy than car users: Study

Riding the bus or train to work is associated with a lower risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, and being overweight, according to a Japanese study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2015.
2015-11-09

Vegetable oils contain 'toxic' chemicals, scientists say

When heated, corn, sunflower, palm and soya bean oils - often called "vegetable" oils - release chemicals called aldehydes which have been linked to various cancers and neurogenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.
2015-11-09

Mining in space cheaper than setting up a gas plant

Getting a mine up and running on the moon or an asteroid would cost less than building the biggest gas terminals on Earth, according o research presented to a forum of company executives and Nasa scientists.
2015-11-09

AI will not kill jobs, but alter workplace

2015-11-09

Just a handful of walnuts can boost male fertility

2015-11-09

Now, an app for booking babysitters

2015-11-09

Indian astronomers detect dying, giant radio galaxy

A team of astronomers working at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics here has discovered an extremely rare galaxy of gigantic size.
2015-11-08

What makes leader? Animals show the way

The experts from a wide range of disciplines examined patterns of leadership in a set of small-scale mammalian societies, including humans and other social mammals such as elephants and meerkats.
2015-11-08

The most acceptable reasons to take a sick day revealed

Study of employers and employees shows vomiting and diarrhoea get far more sympathy than depression
2015-11-08

Himalayan glaciers to ice in Antarctica!

A startling new report by Nasa scientists suggests that the Antarctic ice sheet may actually be expanding, growing every year, despite a warming globe! This is in direct conflict to the prevailing notions, which suggested that the ice was melting fastdue to global warming and climate change
2015-11-08

Scientists in China decode panda language

Scientists in China say they have deciphered the meaning of 13 different giant panda vocalisations.
2015-11-08

Brisk walking better way to lose weight than gymming

Regular, brisk walking may be a more effective method for weight loss than going to the gym, according to research.
2015-11-08

17 biggest relationship deal-breakers for men and women

The relationship deal-breakers that cause men and women to rule themselves out of romance have been revealed. Top characteristics that kill the chemistry for both sexes are disheveled, lazy or needy, above all other considerations.
2015-11-08

Scientists nudge New Horizons towards mysterious object

NASA scientists have successfully nudged the New Horizons spacecraft, currently some 5.1 billion kilometers away, towards a scheduled flypast of an object in the Kuiper Belt in January 2019.
2015-11-07

Two NASA astronauts wrap up second spacewalk

NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren on the International Space Station (ISS) ended their seven hour and 48 minute spacewalk on Friday, successfully completing some key tasks in the outer space.
2015-11-07

Untested gene editing tech saves baby with cancer

Ababy girl who was close to dying from cancer has been rescued by a cell therapy envisioned as a one size fits all treatment that had never been tested in people, doctors reported on Thursday.
2015-11-06

Most women are gay or bisexual

Most women are never straight they are either gay or bisexual, a study suggests. Although lesbians are much more attracted to females, most women who say they are straight were aroused by videos of both naked men and naked women.
2015-11-06

Astronomers discover giant radio galaxy

A giant radio galaxy dying nine billion light years away has been discovered by a team of astronomers of the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) here.
2015-11-06

HIV breakthrough: FDA approves new drug with fewer side effects

A new treatment for HIV infection has been approved by US federal regulators which does not have the side effects associated with other drugs used to fight the virus that causes AIDS.
2015-11-06

Nutritional Vitamin D improves vascular function: Study

Nutritional Vitamin D supplementation improves the vascular function and reduces inflammation in early stage of chronic kidney disease, a study has revealed.
2015-11-06

Plants use chemical weapons to poison neighbors, research says

Plants release chemical poisons to destroy neighbouring plants in their bid for more space and sunlight, new research by a team of German and French scientists has shown. The poisons released are deadly they change the very genetic structure of the victim plant preventing its growth and ultimately leading to its death.
2015-11-06

Overuse of antibiotics evolves pneumonia causing bacteria: Study

A pan India study on distribution of pneumococcal serotypes revealed that overuse of antibiotics evolves the pneumococci bacteria and makes them anti-biotic resistant, thereby marking the need to go for appropriate use of vaccine and medicine against pneumonia.
2015-11-06

Women are never straight they are either gay or bisexual, study suggests

Most women who say they are straight were aroused by videos of both naked men and naked women.
2015-11-06

What is Cotard's syndrome? The rare mental illness which makes people think they are dead

It is not classified under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) but is recognised as a disease of human health in the International Classification of Diseases. According to Mind: It is linked with psychosis, clinical depression and schizophrenia.
2015-11-06

Monkeys in Asia harbouring virus from humans

Researchers have found that monkeys which commonly dwell with people in Asia can harbour variants of a type of virus which can cause infectious gastroenteritis or diarrhoea in humans.
2015-11-06

Strong solar winds may have stripped life on Mars: Nasa

In a first, Nasa's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission has revealed the process that may have played a key role in turning the Martian climate from an early, warm and wet environment supporting life to a cold, arid planet.
2015-11-06

In a break from 256-yr-old tradition, Guinness to go vegan

2015-11-06

In a first, tapeworm spreads tumors to man

2015-11-06

Sun stripping away Martian atmosphere, left dry planet: Nasa

NASA's Mars-orbiting Maven spacecraft has discovered that the sun likely robbed the red planet of its once-thick atmosphere and water.
2015-11-06

Watch your mouth: Allosaurus had monstrously gaping jaws

You might call the Jurassic Period meat-eating dinosaur Allosaurus the ultimate big mouth.
2015-11-05

OCHRI debated on the use of SGLT inhibitors (drugs for type II diabetes)

As a part of continuing medical education Orange City Hospital and Research Institute's Siddhi, a platform for scientific deliberations for doctors, organized a programme on SGLT2-inhibitors
2015-11-05

Nasa seeks astronauts for deeper space missions

The next class of astronauts may fly on any of four different US vessels during their careers: the International Space Station (ISS), two commercial crew spacecraft currently in development by the US companies, and Nasa's Orion deep-space exploration vehicle.
2015-11-05

Caffeine could help the `lazy' exercise

Certain psychoactive drugs like caffeine, described as `dope for lazy people', could encourage sedentary people to exercise, endurance experts suggest.
2015-11-05

In US, even babies use tablets, smartphones daily for 20 minutes

Children as young as one in the US are using tablets for more than 20 minutes a day , while near y all children under age 4 have used a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone, a new study has found.
2015-11-05

2,000-yr-old Greek fort unearthed in Jerusalem

In a sensational discovery, Israeli archaeologists believe they have found the remains of the ancient Greek fort of Acra from beneath a parking lot here, solving one of the greatest archaeological mysteries.
2015-11-05

Tingling sensation that goes on for too long needs to be corrected surgically

We have all experienced that tingling sensation that results from a part of the body being under pressure or an awkward position for long. In some people, this sensation of numbness and tingles can become so pronounced that it needs a surgery to be dealt with.
2015-11-04

Microorganisms from mom gives child a robust immune system, says research

The microbiome or microorganisms passed on from the mother to her child during natural delivery helps develop a stronger immune system in the newborn when compared to the external microbiome that invades the newborn in case of Caesarean delivery, said renowned science writer Jonathan Turney.
2015-11-04

Naturally delivered babies born with stronger immune systems, research says

The microbiome or microorganisms passed on from the mother to her child during natural delivery helps develop a stronger immune system in the newborn when compared to the external microbiome that invades the newborn in case of Caesarean delivery, said renowned science writer Jonathan Turney.
2015-11-04

Past earthquakes play role in future landslides

The likelihood of an area experiencing a potentially devastating landslide could be influenced by its previous exposure to earthquakes many decades earlier, a new study has found.
2015-11-04

Massive galaxy cluster spotted 8.5 bn light-years away

Astronomers have discovered a giant cluster of galaxies in a very remote part of the universe that is touted as the most massive structure yet found at such great distance.
2015-11-04 08:24:11

Giant galaxy cluster found hiding in remote part of Universe

Astronomers have found one of the biggest galaxy clusters located 8.5 billion light-years away in a very remote part of the universe. They used two NASA telescopes - Spitzer and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)  to home in one this Massive Overdense Object (MOO).
2015-11-04

Economists warn of less sex on a warmer planet

Climate change has been blamed for many things over the years. Never, until now, has anyone thought it was possible to see it as a kind of contraceptive.
2015-11-04

Rich-poor digital divide taking a toll on students

Teenagers in lower-income households have fewer desktops, laptops and tablets at home than their higher-income peers, according to a new study.
2015-11-04

NZ to test first pvt rocket launch pad

The next revolution in space, what was long the special preserve of tax-funded giants like Nasa, will be launching next year from a paddock in New Zealand's remote South Island.
2015-11-04

Acid fog dissolved rocks on Mars: Study

Mars has acid fog which eats away rocks and is caused by volcanic eruptions on the red planet, a new study suggests.
2015-11-04

Sweetened drinks up risk of heart failure in men

Drinking just two glasses of sweetened drinks every day is linked to a higher risk of heart failure in men, a new study has found.
2015-11-04

Johnson & Johnson, ViiV Healthcare: Two injections every month or two could control HIV

Preliminary testing of two long-acting injectable drugs indicates it might be possible to keep HIV at bay indefinitely with injections every month or two.
2015-11-03

New drug offers potential to keep HIV at bay indefinitely

Preliminary testing of two long-acting injectable drugs indicates it might be possible to keep HIV at bay indefinitely with injections every month or two. The long-term effects of the drug are being studied.
2015-11-03

Nasa cuts live feed as UFOs fly past earth: Report

Mysterious footage reportedly depicting three UFOs racing by our Earth has been a big hit on YouTube.
2015-11-03

Nasa celebrates 15 years of human presence on ISS

The International Space Station (ISS) with humans on board turned 15 on November 2 and Nasa is celebrating the event with a delightful musical video.
2015-11-03

Honey bees larvae absorb social culture of hive

Honey bees are tuned in to the social culture of the hive as larvae, becoming more or less aggressive depending on who raises them, researchers have found.
2015-11-03

22 ancient shipwrecks found around Greek archipelago

Marine archaeologists have made a "one in a lifetime discovery" after finding 22 ancient shipwrecks near the same Greek archipelago.
2015-11-03

Now, heartbeats to power pacemakers

Scientists are developing next-generation battery-free implantable pacemakers that may be powered by an unlikely source -the heart itself.
2015-11-03

Vitamin D pill may improve exercise performance

Taking vitamin D supplements can improve exercise performance and lower the risk of heart disease, said a new study.
2015-11-02

Nasa puzzled by huge, 8,000-year-old mystery structures in Kazakhstan that resemble ancient crop circles

Nasa has released pictures of huge patterns drawn on the ground in Kazakhstan, in an attempt to solve the mystery behind how they got there.
2015-11-02

Source: Times of India News

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The International Space Station (ISS)
Massive Overdense Object (MOO)
Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN)
Sodium-glucose transport proteins(SGLT)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V)
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA)
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO)
Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT)

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Fury accuses Klitschko camp of trying to drug him

Tyson Fury has accused Wladimir Klitschko's camp of being "cheats" and says he refused to accept any water after beating the Ukrainian in Saturday's world heavyweight title fight for fear of being drugged.
2015-11-30

Sindhu, Srikanth eye Indonesia Masters title

After completing a hat-trick of titles at Macau Open, Indian shuttler P V Sindhu is now training her eyes at the Indonesia Masters Grand Prix Gold.
2015-11-30

Karnataka name 20-member squad for Junior National Badminton Championships

Karnataka named a strong 20-member squad for the Junior National Badminton Championships (U-17, U-19) to be held at Jaipur from Dec 2 to Dec 6.
2015-11-30

Badminton legend Lin Dan outlines sharper focus for Rio 2016

Two-time Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan will scale back commercial activities in a bid to turn his focus squarely on next year's Olympic Games, has said.
2015-11-30

BAI to give Sindhu 10 lakh for Macau Open win

Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Monday announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakh for PV Sindhu in recognition of her impressive title victory at the Macau Open.
2015-11-30

My immediate target is Indonesia Open: PV Sindhu

Two-time World Championship bronze-medallist PV Sindhu finished runners-up at Denmark Open, her maiden Super Series final appearance, and then clinched her first trophy of the season at the Macau Open on Sunday.
2015-11-30

PV Sindhu grabs a rare title hat-trick in Macau

PV Sindhu, who lost almost half of 2015 to a heel injury, extended her unbeaten reign in Macau and not only ended her title drought but also brought cheer to the Indian ranks, starved as they have been for titles in the last six months.
2015-11-30

The 2015 Formula One season in numbers

The 2015 Formula One season in numbers after the final race in Abu Dhabi.
2015-11-29

'Lucky' Fury already relishing Klitschko rematch

Tyson Fury insists he is just a 'normal person who got lucky' enough to become the new world heavyweight champion and is already relishing a rematch against Wladimir Klitschko.
2015-11-29

Hope to be fit ahead of World Superseries Finals: Saina Nehwal

Still recuperating from a foot injury, World championship silver medallist Saina Nehwal exuded confidence of regaining her fitness ahead of the prestigious BWF World Superseries Finals.
2015-11-29

Perez secures fifth place in season-ending Abu Dhabi GP

Sergio Perez ended his 2015 Formula One season with a solid fifth place as Sahara Force India enjoyed a double-points finish at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the last race on the calender, here today.
2015-11-29

I haven't been to Taj Mahal yet and that's one place on my wish list: Martina Hingis

In a quick chat with Martina Hingis before her Champions Tennis League match in Chennai, she opened up about her partnerships with Leander Paes and Sania Mirza, her plans post retirement, visits to India and more.
2015-11-29

Sarita, Shiva in Indian team for China exposure trip

On a comeback trail after serving out her one-year ban, Asian Games bronze-medallist L Sarita Devi will be seen in competitive action from December 1 as part of a 13-strong Indian team.
2015-11-29

Briton DeGale beats Bute to defend title

Former olympic gold medalist James DeGale successfully defended his IBF super middleweight title for the first time Saturday with a unanimous decision over Canada's Lucian Bute.
2015-11-29

PV Sindhu wins Macau Open Grand Prix Gold third year in a row

Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu defeated Minatsu Mitani of Japan in the summit clash of Macau Open Grand Prix Gold to win the title third year in a row in Macau on Sunday. Sindhu came through with a 21-9, 21-23, 21-14 scoreline against the sixth-seed Mitani.
2015-11-29

A day after Nagpur Test, wildlife fun for players

Cricketers getting time to relax is rarity these days. This series has been different. The first Test match in Mohali finished in three days and in Banglaore the last four days got washed out.
2015-11-29

Fury vows to be 'most charming champ since Ali'

Britain's Tyson Fury has vowed to be "the most charismatic champion since Muhammad Ali" after delivering on his promise to dethrone Wladimir Klitschko and become the new world heavyweight champion.
2015-11-29

Klitschko demands Fury rematch after bruising loss

Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko demanded a rematch minutes after losing his four world titles to British challenger Tyson Fury on Saturday in a stunning unanimous points decision.
2015-11-29

Sindhu a win away from Macau hat-trick

After losing almost six months to a heel injury, Sindhu has a great chance to sign off 2015 on a winning note.
2015-11-29

Tyson Fury ends Wladimir Klitschko's heavyweight reign

Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision Saturday to end the Ukrainian's 9 1/2-year reign as heavyweight champion and fulfill his father's prophesy from the day he was born.
2015-11-29

Tamil Nadu schoolboy Murali crowned Natl Chess champion

Sixteen year old Karthikeyan Murali of Tamil Nadu was crowned as the national champion irrespective of the final round loss to IM Arghyadip Das in the ONGC 53rd National Premier Chess Championship here today.
2015-11-28

Klitschko-Fury fight is on after soft canvas issue resolved

Tyson Fury has withdrawn a complaint about the canvas being too soft for Saturday's world heavyweight title fight against Wladimir Klitschko, meaning the bout will go ahead as planned.
2015-11-28

Alonso plays down talk of taking a year off

Fernando Alonso has played down suggestions he could take a sabbatical from Formula One in 2016 due to McLaren's poor performance this season.
2015-11-28

Sindhu advances to Macau Open final

P V Sindhu stood just one win away from completing a hat-trick of titles at the Macau Open after she advanced to final of the event with a gruelling three-game triumph over second seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan.
2015-11-28

Tyson Fury, Britain's giant gypsy showman

British heavyweight Tyson Fury, who challenges Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday, is the living embodiment of Mickey O'Neil, the unhinged gypsy boxer played by Brad Pitt in Guy Ritchie's 2000 film 'Snatch'.
2015-11-28

Sindhu seizes semifinal spot at Macau Open

P V Sindhu remained on course for retaining her women's singles title as she reached the semifinals with a hard-fought three-game win over China's Chen Yufei at the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold.
2015-11-27

Former boxing champ O'Neil Bell fatally shot

Former undisputed boxing champion O'Neil Bell was gunned down and killed in Atlanta by apparent robbers, US media reported.
2015-11-27

Fiji sevens team to the rescue during mid-flight medical emergency

The world champion Fiji sevens rugby team has been praised after stepping in to assist cabin crew during a medical emergency on a flight from Fiji to Brisbane on Thursday.
2015-11-27

Rohan loses in Korea Junior Open Badminton Championship

Rohan Gurbani bowed out of the Yonex Korea Junior Open Badminton Championships at Gwangju Metropolitan City.
2015-11-27

'Batman' Fury must prove he's no joker against Klitschko

Tyson Fury faces the acid test of his boasts that he will end Wladimir Klitschko's four-year reign as undisputed world heavyweight champion when the pair clash in Duesseldorf.
2015-11-27

Karthikeyan, Santosh keep joint lead in National Chess Championship

Overnight leaders GM Karthikeyan Murali of Tamil Nadu and GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi of PSPB drew their respective games to share the lead after round 11 of the ONGC 53rd National Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-26

Karthikeyan, Santosh keep joint lead in National Chess

They have scored 7.5 points each and defending champion SP Sethuraman of PSPB, new comer to National Premier K Praneeth Surya of Telangana and IM P. Karthikeyan of Railways are behind by one point.
2015-11-26

Srikanth, Prannoy, Jayaram lose place in BWF ranking

In the ranking released today, Saina held on to her world No. 2 spot and even P V Sindhu, who is currently defending her title at Macau Open, also maintained her number 12 position.
2015-11-26

Sindhu, Prannoy, Praneeth enter quarterfinals of Macau Open

PV Sindhu took another step towards retaining her women's singles title by reaching the quarterfinals of the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold.
2015-11-26

Klitschko out to silence Fury, prolong heavyweight reign

Unbeaten in 22 fights since April 2004, when he lost by TKO to Lamon Brewster in Las Vegas, Klitschko has heard a succession of challengers talk up their chances before he answered them in the ring.
2015-11-26

Virat Kohli and his gang bonds over spicy mutton and jhunka bhakar

All the players, including the team director Ravi Shastri, came together at firebrand medium pacer Umesh Yadav's home and enjoyed a warm bonding session.
2015-11-26

Virat Kohli and his gang bonds over spicy mutton and jhunka bhakar

All the players, including the team director Ravi Shastri, came together at firebrand medium pacer Umesh Yadav's home and enjoyed a warm bonding session.
2015-11-26

Saina, Srikanth qualify for World Superseries Finals

Saina and Srikanth were the only two Indians who qualified for the prestigious year-ending $1m BWF World Superseries Finals to be played at the Hamdan Sports Complex from December 9-13.
2015-11-25

AIBA gives go ahead for elections to sort Indian boxing mess

The long-dragging administrative mess in Indian boxing could finally head towards a solution with the International Boxing Association giving its go ahead for fresh elections.
2015-11-25

Gloves dispute in world title fight will be resolved

The dispute over the gloves to be used in Saturday's world heavyweight title fight between Ukrainian holder Wladimir Klitschko and Britain's Tyson Fury will be resolved before Friday's rules meeting, officials said.
2015-11-25

How Laleh mowed down male opposition to become Iran's 'Speed Queen'

Trying to break into a male-dominated sport in patriarchal Iran didn't come easy for spirited motorsport enthusiast Laleh Seddigh. Disgruntled on repeatedly losing to a woman, her fellow male competitors would tamper with her brakes, put sugar in the petrol tank of her car and pair up to block her during races. But Laleh beat them all.
2015-11-25

Sindhu, Prannoy, Praneeth enter third round of Macau Open

Three Indian shuttlers, including PV Sindhu, advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold but it was curtains for Ajay Jayaram in men's singles.
2015-11-25

Fury vows to 'expose' 'old man' Klitschko

Challenger Tyson Fury has vowed to 'expose' undisputed champion Wladimir Klitschko in Saturday's world heavyweight title bout and has labelled the Ukrainian giant an 'old man'.
2015-11-25

Fury vows to 'expose' 'old man' Klitschko

Challenger Tyson Fury has vowed to 'expose' undisputed champion Wladimir Klitschko in Saturday's world heavyweight title bout and has labelled the Ukrainian giant an 'old man'.
2015-11-25

'Big 3' of Indian tennis set to reignite passions of fans

Kolkata's tennis aficionados will get a rare opportunity to witness the game's stars in action when Paes, Bhupathi, Mirza and the legendary Navratilova play an exhibition match on Wednesday.
2015-11-24

Gujrathi unbeaten after ninth round at National Chess C'ship

Vidit Santosh Gujrathi of PSPB maintained his unbeaten record and a lead by full point, beating the second placed P Karthikeyan of Railways in the ninth round of 53rd National Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-24

SAI signs MoU with P Gopichand Badminton Foundation

Sports Authority of India and Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation (PGBF) on Tuesday joined hands to establish a SAI Gopichand National Badminton Academy at Gachibowli, Hyderabad.
2015-11-24

Jayaram, Prannoy enter second round of Macau Open

Top seed K Srikanth bowed out with a straight-game defeat but three other Indians, including Ajay Jayaram and H S Prannoy, advanced to the second round of the USD 120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold
2015-11-24

PV Sindhu can win a medal in Rio Olympics: Khanna

Former Asian champion Dinesh Khanna feels Indian shuttlers, including two-time World Championship bronze medallist PV Sindhu, can win medals at next year's Rio Olympics but they need to find a way to deal with mental pressure during big matches.
2015-11-24

Maradona doing well after surgery, says his doctor

Diego Maradona has lost over five kilos and his progress has been "satisfactory", said Colombian surgeon Carlos Felipe Chaux, who operated on the athlete on November 14 in Maracaibo to adjust a previous gastric bypass operation.
2015-11-24

Legalise drugs in sport, says world title challenger Fury

Tyson Fury, the British heavyweight boxer who fights for the world title in Germany, says boxing has a "big problem" with doping and that the only way to combat it is to make drugs legal in all sports.
2015-11-24

'Hayemaker' poised to announce ring comeback

David Haye is set to announce on Tuesday that he will return to boxing in a bid to regain the world heavyweight title he lost to Wladimir Klitschko four years ago.
2015-11-24

Brazilian goalkeeper gets Russian citizenship

The 29-year-old Guilherme, who has been with the railway-backed side since 2007, said that his decision to ask for Russian nationalaity had been a deliberate choice.
2015-11-24

Rohan wins, Malvika loses in Korea Open Badminton

Rohan Gurbani started his international career in style in the Yonex Korea Junior Open Badminton Championships which got underway at Gwangju Metropolitan City in Korea on Monday.
2015-11-24

'Hayemaker' poised to announce ring comeback

The Briton, who has not fought for three years since he defeated compatriot Dereck Chisora, has called a news conference in London at which, according to British media reports, he will deliver his comeback plans alongside his next opponent.
2015-11-24

'Hayemaker' poised to announce ring comeback

The Briton, who has not fought for three years since he defeated compatriot Dereck Chisora, has called a news conference in London at which, according to British media reports, he will deliver his comeback plans alongside his next opponent.
2015-11-24

Top seed Vikramaditya Kulkarni emerges champion

Top seeded International Master, Vikramaditya Kulkarni from Western Railways justified his billing by winning the SBI Life All Maharashtra FIDE Rating Chess Tournament here on Monday.
2015-11-23

Padmini Rout defends National Premier Chess crown

Defending champion and top seed Padmini Rout of Odisha annexed the national premier chess c'ship title after posting a win over Tania Sachdev.
2015-11-23

Vidit maintains sole lead in National Premier Chess

Vidit Santosh Gujrathi maintained his sole lead with six points at the end of the eighth round of the ONGC 53rd National Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-23

Chinese shuttler Yu Xiaohan suspended for alleged doping

China's Yu Xiaohan was on Monday provisionally suspended by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) due to an apparent anti-doping regulation violation.
2015-11-23

Nagpur shuttlers Rohan, Malvika to compete in Korea

After stamping their authority in the state and national level tournaments, Rohan Gurbani and Malvika Bansod want to showcase their talent at the international level.
2015-11-23

Novak Djokovic sweeps to record fourth successive Tour Finals title

Serb Novak Djokovic finished the best season of his life in fitting style. The world number one crushed Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday, to win the ATP Tour Finals title for a record fourth successive year.
2015-11-22

Padmini takes sole lead at women's national premier chess

Defending champion and top seed Padmini Rout of Odisha inched closer to the title as she extended her lead to a full point by beating Swati Ghate of LIC in the ninth round of the women's national premier chess championship.
2015-11-22

Lee scoops third consecutive title in Hong Kong

Former world number one Lee Chong Wei cemented his strong comeback to the badminton circuit, taking his third consecutive Super Series title at the Hong Kong Open.
2015-11-22

Lee Chong Wei says he's not 100 percent

Former world number one Lee Chong Wei won his third consecutive Super Series title at the Hong Open on Sunday, but he said that he is not playing at his best.
2015-11-22

World champion Carolina Marin wins Hong Kong women's title

Two-time world champion Carolina Marin of Spain took her sixth title of the year at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday, beating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in a tightly fought marathon three sets.
2015-11-22

Alvarez outpoints Cotto to capture world title

Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez captured the vacant World Boxing Council middleweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto.
2015-11-22

Bob Foster, former light heavyweight champion, dies at 77

Bob Foster, the former light heavyweight champion who fought Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali and went on to become a sheriff's deputy, died Saturday. He was 77.
2015-11-22

Unbeaten Vargas stops Japan's Miura to take WBC title

Mexico's undefeated Francisco Vargas rose from his first career knockdown to capture the WBC super featherweight title by dethroning Japanese champion Takashi Miura with a ninth-round stoppage.
2015-11-22

Abraham beats Murray by split decision to keep WBO belt

Arthur Abraham retained his WBO super middleweight belt with a split decision win over Martin Murray of England.
2015-11-22

Crolla knocks out Perez to claim WBA lightweight title

Anthony Crolla clinched the WBA lightweight title after knocking Darleys Perez out in the fifth round.
2015-11-22

Crolla triumphs over adversity to become world champion

Britain's Anthony Crolla became the World Boxing Association lightweight champion less than a year after suffering a fractured skull from being hit on the head with a concrete slab in a brutal street assault.
2015-11-22

Lee beats Lin slayer to reach Hong Kong Open final

Former world number one Lee Chong Wei beat giant-slayer Angus Ng -- who downed Chinese badminton legend Lin Dan in the second round -- to net a place in his third consecutive Super Series final at the Hong Kong Open on Saturday.
2015-11-21

Top seed Marin through to Hong Kong final

World champion Carolina Marin of Spain beat Chinese former world number one Wang Yihan for a place in the finals at the Hong Kong Open.
2015-11-21

Arvind Bhat bids farewell to international badminton

Former national champion and 2014 German Open winner, Arvind Bhat has retired from international badminton, citing his desire to concentrate on coaching stints with an academy in Hyderabad.
2015-11-21

India's campaign over at Scottish Open

It was curtains for India at the Scottish Open after men's singles player Anand Pawar and men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy bowed out of the 50,000 Grand Prix badminton tournament
2015-11-21

Pawar, Attri-Reddy enter Scottish Open GP quarterfinals

Anand Pawar and the pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy kept the Indian flag flying high by entering the Scottish Open Grand Prix at Glasgow.
2015-11-21

Lee ousts rival Chen in Hong Kong quarter-final

Badminton great Lee Chong Wei beat world number one Chen Long for the second time in a row to secure his place in the final four of the Hong Kong Open.
2015-11-20

Padmini, Swati emerge leaders; Soumya falters

Michelle Catherina of Tamil Nadu upset overnight leader Soumya Swaminathan of PSCB in the seventh round to open up table in the 42nd Women's National Premier chess championship.
2015-11-20

Terrorism top concern at Rio Olympics: Security chief

The risk of a terrorist attack is the main security fear at the Rio Olympics.
2015-11-20

Rio Olympic police train in shadow of Paris attacks

Elite Brazilian police training with French instructors to protect next year's Rio Olympics said they fear an attempted terrorist attack similar to the bloodshed in Paris and are working hard to be ready.
2015-11-20

Vijender talks to Sonowal on prospects of pro boxing in India

Vijender Singh on Friday met Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at his residence here and discussed about his plans of developing professional boxing in the country.
2015-11-20

World champ Carolina Marin into Hong Kong Open semis

World champion Carolina Marin brushed off Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk to book her place in the Hong Kong Open semi-finals.
2015-11-20

Is 'burden of fame' becoming too much for Lin Dan?

Chinese badminton legend Lin Dan has dominated badminton for over a decade but after another early exit in Hong Kong, the five-time world champion hinted that the "burden of fame" may be becoming too much.
2015-11-20

Tightened security for sporting resumption in France

Following last week's mass postponements in response to the Paris terror attacks, France will resume its sporting fixtures this weekend with football fans at one venue urged to wear black as a mark of respect.
2015-11-20

No major injury concern for Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal's fans can heave a sigh of relief as the ace shuttler is set to regain full fitness in a couple of weeks. Her foot injury is not serious but she has been advised a week's rest. According to physiotherapist, Dr Kiran, Saina will be alright by the end of this month.
2015-11-20

Pawar, Attri-Reddy reach Scottish Open pre-quarters

Eleventh seed Pawar thumped Alen Roj of Slovenia 21-17, 21-15 in 36 minutes. The Mumbai shuttler did not have the best of starts in the first game but recovered quickly to get past his world No. 137 ranked opponent in their first meeting.
2015-11-20

Miguel Cotto says win will be enough against Saul Alvarez

Puerto Rican middleweight great Miguel Cotto says he doesn't need a world title to lend importance to his Saturday showdown with Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
2015-11-20

Srikanth, Kashyap drop two places each in badminton rankings

India's Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap dropped two places each to be seventh and 15th, respectively, in the world badminton rankings released.
2015-11-19

Saina Nehwal advised two-week rest

Ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal underwent a scan to diagnose her Achilles tendon problems and has been prescribed rest for a couple of weeks.
2015-11-19

Lin Dan crashes out of Hong Kong Open

Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan crashed out of the second round of the Hong Kong Open on Thursday to little-known hometown player Ng Ka-Long.
2015-11-19

Tarlochan to head ad-hoc committee for boxing in South Asian Games

The other members in the panel include national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu and Kishen Narsi, who heads the International Boxing Association-appointed ad-hoc panel responsible for running the sport right right now.
2015-11-19

Shuttler Pawar wins, Prakash loses in Scotland

Indian shuttler Anand Pawar entered the men's singles second round as compatriot Aditya Prakash crashed out of the $50,000 Scottish Open Grand Prix, losing his opener at the Emirates Arena here.
2015-11-19

Hong Kong Open: Chen eyes Lee revenge

World number one Chen Long beat Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana to reach the Hong Kong Open quarter-finals on Thursday and set up a potential rematch with rival Lee Chong Wei.
2015-11-19

Ashok Amritraj awarded honorary doctorate by a London Varsity

Tennis champion-turned Hollywood filmmaker Ashok Amritraj has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of East London for promoting talented moviemakers from across the world, including India.
2015-11-19

Srishti emerges Indiana Fide rating chess champion

Upcoming city chess player Srishti Pandey reigned supreme in the second Indiana All India FIDE Rating Chess tournament, organized by Nagpur Taluka Chess Association, which concluded at Dr Hedgewar Smarak Samiti Hall, Reshimbagh.
2015-11-19

Ritika-Simran storm into U-15 girls doubles final

Ritika Thaker and Simran Singhi continued their fabulous performance to storm into the U-15 girls doubles final in the 29th Sub Junior National Badminton Championships at Visakhapatnam.
2015-11-19

All Indian shuttlers lose in first round at Hong Kong Open Super Series

The second day of the Hong Kong Open Super Series turned out to be a disastrous one for the Indian shuttlers. All the Indians in the fray were crashed out in the first round itself, making it a day to forget for the Indian badminton.
2015-11-19

ISL: David Platt making Pune City happy and successful

Players, both foreign and domestic, are having a gala time under coach David Platt in the Pune camp.
2015-11-19

Lee, Chen advance at Hong Kong Open, Lin faces grilling

Current world number one Chen Long also smashed through the first day of the tournament downing Indian Ajay Jayaram 21-17, 21-12.
2015-11-18

Sethuraman, Karthikeyan, Das shared lead in National Chess

Grandmaster SP Sethuraman of PSPB along with international masters P. Karthikeyan and Arghyadip Das of Railways shared the lead with three points each after round four of the 53rd National Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-18

Mary Kom picked for AIBA's Olympic Test event

M C Mary Kom is the lone woman boxer in a six-strong Indian team which has been selected by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to compete in its Test event for next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
2015-11-18

Soumya leads National Women's Premier Chess

Soumya Swaminathan of PSCB continued her winning streak to lead the table after Round 6 of the 42nd National Women's Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-18

PV Sindhu knocked out in Hong Kong Open first round

It turned out to be a disastrous day for Indian shuttlers at the Hong Kong Open as PV Sindhu, K Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram crashed out of the $350,000 Super Series event in the opening round.
2015-11-18

Beckham named People magazine's 'sexiest man alive'

David Beckham was declared "sexiest man alive" by People magazine, joining an elite club including last year's winner, Chris Hemsworth, and a handful of other above-average men.
2015-11-18

Kidambi Srikanth loses in first round at Hong Kong Open

Srikanth suffered his fourth men's singles first round loss in five tournaments when he went down to China's Tian Houwei 21-16, 15-21, 24-22.
2015-11-18

Dravid’s jungle safari at Karhandla

The Wall made use of the Diwali and Bhai Dooj holidays to visit the jungles of Vidarbha. But what he saw there, is an interesting story.
2015-11-18

Assam in driver's seat against Delhi

It is Assam's match to lose now. Chasing 165 for victory in their Ranji Trophy match against Delhi, the hosts ended Day 3 on 70 for 3 after bowling out Delhi for 172 in the second innings at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday . Assam need 95 runs to win on the last day with seven wickets in hand.
2015-11-18 05:18:54

WBC strips Miguel Cotto of middleweight title

Miguel Cotto was stripped of his World Boxing Council middleweight world title on Tuesday, days before his anticipated bout against Mexican Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas.
2015-11-18

Sethuraman beats Sengupta in National Premier Chess Championship

S P Sethuraman of PSPB bounced back from his second round loss to score a crucial win over Deep Sengupta in third round of National Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-17

Ranji Trophy: Shah's 96 takes Saurashtra to 261/6 against HP on Day 3

Middle-order batsman Jaydev Shah cracked an unbeaten 96 as Saurashtra reached 261 for 6 in their first innings on the third day against Himachal Pradesh in their Group C Ranji Trophy match.
2015-11-17

Smith excited by challenges ahead for young Australians

Australian captain Steve Smith is confident his team can continue to excel, despite the retirement of another stalwart of the side.
2015-11-17

Soumya Swaminathan jumps to sole lead

Soumya Swaminathan of PSCB emerged as the sole leader with four points after splitting points with Pratyusha Bodda of Andhra Pradesh in the fifth round of the 42nd National Women's Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-17

Brendon McCullum content with draw

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum hailed the resilience of his side after they fought out a draw with Australia in the second Test at the WACA Ground.
2015-11-17

Argentine footballer attacked by fans for demanding salary

Violent fans of Argentine fourth division football club Argentino de Merlo attacked a player of their own team, Maximiliano Maciel.
2015-11-17

Odisha eye bonus-point win against Haryana

Odisha opened up the possibility of a bonus-point win after forcing Haryana to follow-on and take a big first-innings lead in their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match.
2015-11-17

Dahale jumps to sole lead in Fide Rating chess

Atul Dahale emerged as sole leader with six points to his credit at the end of Round 6 of the second Indiana All India Fide Rating Chess tournament at the Hedgewar Smarak Samiti Hall, Reshimbagh, here on Monday.
2015-11-17

Injured Saina Nehwal out of Hong Kong Open Super Series

India’s chances in the Hong Kong Open Super Series received a major jolt as in-form Saina Nehwal pulled out of the $350,000 tournament. World No. 2 Saina, who lost to Chinese Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the China Open final on Sunday, felt severe pain in her leg and was forced to withdraw.
2015-11-17

Siril loses to Chia Hung in the final

Siril Verma emerged as the surprise package at the BWF World Junior (U-19) Badminton Championships in Lima (Peru), winning the silver on Sunday.
2015-11-17

Sri Lanka suspends official over match fixing probe

Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday announced the suspension of Jayananda Warnaweera, a former administrator, for dodging an ICC match-fixing investigation.
2015-11-16

Pakistan minister opposes cricket tour to India

Rejecting a proposed tour by Pakistan's cricket team to India, Pakistani interior minister Nisar Ali Khan said that he was against any such move which he considers as an "insult".
2015-11-16

Gujarat on verge of taking 1st innings lead against MP

Gujarat closed in on securing an innings lead by reducing Madhya Pradesh to 187 for 7 on the second day of their Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match here on Monday.
2015-11-16

Swati, Soumya march ahead in National Premier Chess Championship

Swati Ghate and Soumya Swaminathan retained their positions at the top of the leaderboard with contrasting victories in the fourth round of the 42nd Women's National Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-16

Baroda in strong position against Railways on Day 2

Hardik Pandya and Pinal Shah struck half centuries to take Baroda to 475 all out before the home side reduced Railways to 112 for three on the second day of their Group B Ranji Trophy match.
2015-11-16

Ranji Trophy: Skipper Behera's marathon 255 puts Odisha in strong position against Haryana

Captain Natraj Behera struck a magnificent unbeaten 255 to guide Odisha to a mammoth 529 for six declared in their first innings against Haryana on the second day.
2015-11-16

Umar Akmal likely to be allowed to join Pakistan T20 squad

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal is likely to get a reprimand and be allowed to join the Pakistan national Twenty20 squad for the series against England.
2015-11-16

Arun Karthik hands Assam 1st innings lead over Delhi

Assam rode on KB Arun Karthik's patient 81 to take a vital eight-run first innings lead over Delhi but the Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match is interestingly poised with the visitors reaching 101 for four in their second essay at stumps.
2015-11-16

Ranji Trophy: Rajasthan fightback on day two against Vidarbha

Rajasthan fought back by reducing Vidarbha to 202/6 on day two of the Ranji Trophy Group A game here on Monday.
2015-11-16

Trust your kid's coach, Aparna Popat tells parents

Aparna Popat recalled personal experiences as she highlighted the unique challenges of raising an athlete.
2015-11-16

Chatterjee cracks century as Bengal reach 528/8

Sudip Chatterjee struck a sublime 147 to steer Bengal to 528/8 on day two of their Ranji Trophy match against Maharashtra.
2015-11-16 12:55:45

Ex-IPL COO Sundar Raman to join as CEO of Reliance Sports

Former Indian Premier League chief operating officer Sundar Raman will join the Reliance Industries Limited as its chief executive officer - sports, the company announced.
2015-11-16

After China Open loss, Saina Nehwal eager to win Hong Kong Open

Following the loss in the final of the prestigious and lucrative China Open, Saina Nehwal will be more eager and hungrier than ever to clinch a Superseries title at the Hong Kong Open.
2015-11-16

Cricket bigger than scandals, will triumph: Aravinda de Silva

International cricket has been through a crisis of credibility in the past few years owing to corruption scandals but Aravinda de Silva on Monday said the sport is far greater than the controversies.
2015-11-16

Yuvi and I spent hours choosing the right ring for Hazel: Shabnam

After Yuvraj Singh's engagement to actress Hazel Keech, Yuvi's mother Shabnam Singh shared her happiness in a candid telechat with us.
2015-11-16

No question of playing in India, says PCB chief

PCB chairman Shahryar Khan has stated that it will not be feasible for Pakistan to play the proposed bilateral series in India as suggested by Indian cricket board.
2015-11-16

Vijender meets Haryana CM, offers support to sports schemes

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh today met Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar and offered his support to any government initiative aimed at promoting sports in the state.
2015-11-16

Kartik to get 'Compassionate Athlete Award' from PETA

In recognition of his work in encouraging the public to follow his lead by going meat-free, cricketer Murali Kartik will be presented with a 'Compassionate Athlete Award' from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
2015-11-16

Siril Verma loses to Chia Hung Lu in World Junior Championships final

Young Indian shuttler Siril Verma clinched a silver medal at the BWF World Junior Championships after suffering a narrow defeat against Chinese Taipei's Chia Hung Lu.
2015-11-16

Kobe stakes Lakers to victory over misfiring Pistons

Forward Kobe Bryant compiled 17 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game losing skid with a 97-85 victory over the Detroit Pistons at Staples Centre.
2015-11-16

Celtics get Smart to silence Thunder in Oklahoma City

Marcus Smart scored a career-high 26 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 100-85 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
2015-11-16

I was planning the proposal for months: Robin Uthappa

In a candid chat with BT, the newly-engaged and much-in-love couple opens up about their relationship and the surprise proposal.
2015-11-16

Maradona undergoes gastric bypass, recovering well: Doctors

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona underwent a gastric bypass in the western Venezuelan city of Maracaibo over the weekend and is recovering well, doctors said
2015-11-16

Siril becomes first Indian boy to reach Junior World C’ships final

In six matches so far, the 17-year-old Telangana shuttler had upset four seeded players including third seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark.
2015-11-16

Saina fails to clear final hurdle in China Open

The reigning Olympic champion registered a fluent 21-12, 21-15 victory to shatter the hopes of Saina.
2015-11-16

Lee downs Chen to take China Open title

Former world number one Lee Chong Wei beat current top rank Chen Long to win the China Open on Sunday in straight sets, securing his second major title of the season.
2015-11-15

Sethuraman, Gujrathi off to winning start in National Chess

Former Under-16 world champion SP Sethuraman and former Under-14 world champion Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, the joint top seeds of the tournament, registered facile wins in the first round of the ONGC National Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-15

Soumya joins Swati on leaderboard

Soumya Swaminathan outwitted promising youngster R Vaishali to jump into the lead with Swati Ghate after round three of the National Women's Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-15

F1 drivers to wear black armbands for Paris victims

Drivers will wear black armbands as a tribute to the victims of the deadly Paris attacks when they are presented to Formula One fans before Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix.
2015-11-15

Broberg wins BMW Masters title in playoff over Reed

On Sunday, Broberg made the biggest putt of his career to beat Patrick Reed in a playoff to win the BMW Masters for his first European Tour title.
2015-11-15

Indiana FIDE Rating Chess tournament begins

The second Indian FIDE Rating Chess tournament got underway here at the Dr Hedgewar Smarak Samiti Hall, Reshimbagh.
2015-11-15

Siril in Junior World Championships semis, assures of bronze medal

Siril Verma extended his dream run in the BWF World Junior (U-19) Badminton Championships at Lima in Peru.
2015-11-15

Saina Nehwal loses in China Open final

Saina Nehwal couldn't quite put finishing touches in the China Open Badminton series, bowing out 12-21, 15-21 to Chinese Li Xuerui in the final.
2015-11-15

Swati Ghate emerges as sole leader

Woman Grandmaster Swati Ghate of LIC emerged as the sole leader after the conclusion of 2nd round of the Women's Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-14

Lee secures rare win over arch-rival Lin

Former badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei picked up a first win over great rival Lin Dan in three years after edging the double Olympic champion in the China Open semifinals.
2015-11-14

Vijender Singh targets Asian title bout in six months time

A rollicking start to his professional career achieved, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh is now eyeing an Asian title bout in the next six months besides a contest on home turf here between March and April.
2015-11-14

Saina Nehwal enters China Open final

A brilliant performance by India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal saw her enter the women's singles final of the China Open Superseries Premier. This is Saina's fourth win over the Chinese opponent.
2015-11-14

Siril enters BWF Junior World Championship quarters

The unseeded Indian swept aside the challenge of third seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark to enter the men's singles quarterfinal late.
2015-11-14

Saina eases into China Open semis

Top seed Saina demolished Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-16, 21-13 in 42 minutes to take another step towards retaining her crown.
2015-11-14

My performance has fluctuated: Anand

On Friday, Anand opened up to TOI on his preparation for the upcoming Candidates, the idea of super second in chess and a lot more.
2015-11-14

De La Hoya jabs at 'boring' Mayweather

Oscar De La Hoya has reignited his age-old feud with Floyd Mayweather in a scathing open letter, saying boxing will be better off now the undefeated welterweight world champion has finally retired.
2015-11-14 05:06:31

Benzema 'admitted he was sex tape case go-between'

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema admitted to investigators he was supposed to act as an intermediary between a friend and his French international teammate Mathieu Valbuena in a sex tape blackmail case, sources told AFP.
2015-11-14

De La Hoya has golden vision of future

Oscar De La Hoya sees golden times ahead for boxing and his Golden Boy Promotions, envisioning his fighter Canelo Alvarez becoming a star, new heavyweights arising at the Rio Olympics and Ronda Rousey in the ring.
2015-11-14

Lewis Hamilton fastest in first Brazil practice

The Briton, who had delayed his arrival in Brazil due to a fever and after a car accident in Monaco in the early hours of Tuesday morning, was more than half a second faster than Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg.
2015-11-13

Saina Nehwal sails into semifinals of China Open

Defending champion and world no 1 Saina Nehwal sailed into the semifinals of the US $700,000 China Open Super Series Premier after she saw off Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in straight games in Fuzhou on Friday.
2015-11-13

German team hotel in Paris evacuated for bomb threat

The Paris hotel where the German national team is staying ahead of Friday's match against France has been evacuated because of a bomb threat.
2015-11-13

Tendulkar who, asks British Airways; fans troll airline

Tendulkar took to Twitter to express his disappointment with the airline's services. Soon after his tweet, BA asked the legend to provide his full name and details.
2015-11-13

CEAT inks three-year bat endorsement deal with Rohit Sharma

Rohit will now be seen playing with a bat displaying Ceat insignia in all formats of the game, the company said in a statement.
2015-11-13

Star Sports invites 20 fans to be a part of 'Saina Squad'

Star Sports has come up with a new initiative to support Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal in the BWF World Superseries finals.
2015-11-13

Siril, Chirag reach Junior World Championships pre-quarterfinals

Promising Indian shuttlers Siril Verma and Chirag Sen sailed into the men's singles pre-quarterfinals in the BWF World Junior (U-19) Badminton Championships at Lima, Peru.
2015-11-13

Siril, Chirag reach Junior World Championships pre-quarterfinals

Unseeded Siril caused a big upset when the Hyderabad youngster knocked out ninth seed Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand 21-13, 21-13 in just 31 minutes.
2015-11-13

Saina enters quarters, Sindhu goes down fighting

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu were stretched to their limits. While Saina kept her nerves in the tense situation to come up trumps, Sindhu just could not deliver the knockout punch.
2015-11-13

Saina enters quarters, Sindhu goes down fighting in China Open

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu were stretched to their limits. While Saina kept her nerves in the tense situation to come up trumps, Sindhu just could not deliver the knockout punch.
2015-11-12

Vettel sees 'good step' from Ferrari in 2016

The four-time world champion, who joined Ferrari from Red Bull at the end of last year, has won three races in 2015, the only non-Mercedes driver to stand on top of the podium in 17 rounds so far.
2015-11-12

Judge freezes assets of Maradona's ex-wife in missing money dispute

An Argentine judge has frozen the assets of Diego Maradona's ex-wife, whom the football legend blames for the disappearance of millions of dollars from his fortune.
2015-11-12

Kashyap drops to World No.13

Kashyap was overtaken by South Korean Son Wan Ho, who jumped two places to be at No.11.
2015-11-12

Yuvraj Singh gets engaged to actress Hazel Keech

Yuvraj and Hazel have been dating for the last three months and were able to maintain their distance from the media. The engagement reportedly happened in Bali and the wedding slated for February 2016.
2015-11-12

Saina Nehwal advances into China Open quarters; Sindhu crashes out

Defending champion Saina Nehwal battled into China Open quarterfinals after defeating Malaysia's Tee Jing Yi in the second round match whereas PV Sindhu suffered a defeat at the hands of fifth seed Wang Shixian on Thursday.
2015-11-12

NZ bowler Southee to make own call on fitness

New Zealand pace bowler Tim Southee will make the decision about whether he is fit enough to play in the second Test against Australia starting on Friday, skipper Brendon McCullum said.
2015-11-12

West Indies beat Sri Lanka to tie T20 series

Dwayne Bravo grabbed four wickets as the West Indies defeated Sri Lanka by 23 runs to draw their two-match Twenty20 international series in Colombo on Wednesday.
2015-11-12

China Open: Saina battles, Sindhu cruises

efending champ Srikanth out
2015-11-12

Future of US Formula One Grand Prix in doubt

The newspaper said the governor's office had confirmed that state payments to support the 2015 race would drop by more than 20 percent.
2015-11-11

WATCH: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli wish Happy Diwali

Former and current India cricketers have taken to twitter to wish their fans a Happy Diwali.
2015-11-11

Saina, Sindhu win, defending champion Srikanth out of China Open

Leading Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal edged past her Chinese opponent Sun Yu 22-20, 21-18 to move into the second round of the China Open here on Wednesday. In the men's singles, Ajay Jayaram lost to World No.1 Chen Long 12-21, 11-21.
2015-11-11

WATCH: Arsenal, Manchester City wish their fans 'Happy Diwali'

As India celebrates Diwali, the Premier League clubs Arsenal and Manchester City have extended warm wishes to their fans.
2015-11-11

India blank Korea to finish 9th in World Junior Badminton Championships

India outclassed Korea 3-0 to finish creditable ninth in the BWF World Junior (Under-19) Mixed Team Badminton Championships at Lima, Peru.
2015-11-11

Doubles badminton tournament on November 29

Paschim Nagpur Shuttlers will hold the one-day doubles badminton tournament on November 29 at the Karnataka Sangha Hall, Ram Nagar Square.
2015-11-11

All India Fide Rating chess tournament from Nov 14

The second Indiana All India Fide rating chess tournament will be held from November 14 to 18 here at the Dr Hedgewar Smarak Samiti, Reshimbag.
2015-11-11

GP2 champion Vandoorne to be McLaren F1 reserve

Vandoorne replaces Danmark's Kevin Magnussen, who was released by the team after a season on the sidelines and was testing with 2015 world endurance champions Porsche in Spain on Tuesday.
2015-11-10

Benzema files complaint over French sex tape probe

Benzema was placed under formal judicial investigation last week in connection with an alleged attempt to blackmail fellow French soccer international Mathieu Valbuena using a sex video.
2015-11-10

Wayne Rooney slaps WWE wrestler Wade Barrett

Manchester United and England skipper Wayne Rooney, along with Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs and former Manchester United team-mate Darren Fletcher, attended the World Wrestling Entertainment live event "Raw" at the Manchester Arena.
2015-11-10

No chance of India-Pakistan series with terror attacks, says Kirti Azad

Former India cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad on Tuesday said that there is no chance of India playing the proposed series against Pakistan in December unless there is a peace on the border.
2015-11-10

Hard work pays off for chess wiz Dev Shah

He may be just eight but he's still making all the right moves! Meet Dev Shah, a Mumbai-based chess wiz who has just added to an already impressive trophy haul with a silver medal winning effort at the FIDE World Youth & Cadets Chess Championship in Greece that ended last week.
2015-11-10

Can Saina, Srikanth retain their titles in China Open?

Nearly a year ago, on November 16, 2014, Indian badminton had seen one of its best ever days. Two Indians - Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth - triumphed in the singles and that too in China, the powerhouse of world badminton.
2015-11-10

Arya in Maharashtra Under-14 girls badminton team

Arya Anchalwar has been selected in the Maharashtra U-14 girls team for the SGFI National Badminton tournament to be held at Aurangabad in December.
2015-11-10

Nagpur chess player Divya wins bronze medal

ity chess prodigy Divya Deshmukh added another feather to her illustrious cap by winning the bronze medal (Under-10 girls) in the World Youth and Cadet Chess Championship which concluded recently at Halkidi, Greece.
2015-11-10

India's best to feature in National Premier Women's Chess

India's top 12 players will vie for top honours in the 42nd National Premier Women's Chess Championship at the Bengal gallery of ICCR from November 12-24.
2015-11-09

Total football keeps Cruyff from worrying

Recently diagnosed with lung cancer, Dutch football giant Johan Cruyff says excellent health care combined with his constant passion for football leave him little time to worry about his health.
2015-11-09

Nagpur shuttler Malvika to compete at SGFI Nationals

The left-hander is currently India No. 2 in the U-15 girls singles. She has been an excellent form this season.
2015-11-09

India rout Germany in BWF Junior World Championships

In the classification match to decide the placing between 9 and 12, India overpowered Germany without losing a single game.
2015-11-09

Back-to-back titles for shuttler Verma in Bahrain

In the men’s singles final of the Bahrain International Challenge Badminton tournament at Isa Town on Saturday night, Verma shocked fourth seed Zi Liang Derek Wong of Singapore 21-14, 21-10 to clinch back-to-back titles.
2015-11-09

Sameer Verma wins back-to-back titles in Bahrain

Young Indian shuttler Sameer Verma bagged his second title in a row by clinching the Bahrain International Challenge at Isa Town.
2015-11-08

I am improving rapidly: Vijender Singh

A second straight knockout victory under his belt, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh today said he is improving rapidly in the professional arena even though he still has a long way to go before realising his dream of becoming a world champion in the circuit.
2015-11-08

Bradley batters Rios to keep welterweight belt

Timothy Bradley battered Brandon Rios en route to a ninth-round technical knockout in a welterweight bout that had a dejected Rios announcing his retirement.
2015-11-08

India beat Canada in BWF Junior World Cup

After losing their fourth and last league match in the Group A2 against Malaysia, India went out of the title race as they could not finish on top of their group.
2015-11-08

Indian shuttlers Verma, Rane enter final in Bahrain

Eleventh seed Verma had it easy as he brushed aside the challenge of his Gopichand Academy training partner C Rahul Yadav 21-13, 21-17 in a one-sided semifinal.
2015-11-08

Vijender wins 2nd pro bout, knocks out Gillen

The 30-year-old was in rampaging form yet again as he finished off Gillen just over two minutes into the contest.
2015-11-08

Sameer, Saili reach finals of Bahrain International Challenge

Sameer Verma and Saili Rane notched up contrasting wins in men's and women's singles respectively to reach the finals of the Bahrain International Challenge.
2015-11-07

Verma, Rane cause big upsets in Bahrain International Challenge

The in-form Verma, who had triumphed in the Bahrain International Series last week, continued from where he had left to seal his berth in the last four.
2015-11-07

CPS shuttlers win CBSE West Zone Championship

In the U-14 title clash, CPS blanked Divine Child School, Gujarat, 2-0. Rohan Gurbani won the first singles by beating Bhavin Karamchandani 22-20, 22-20.
2015-11-07

Vijender Singh may fight in Delhi

Boxing fans in the capital can have a ringside view of their favourite pugilist in action.
2015-11-07

Verma, Rane cause big upsets in Bahrain International Challenge

Sameer Verma and Saili Rane caused big upsets to enter the semifinals of the Bahrain International Challenge Badminton tournament at Isa Town, Bahrain.
2015-11-06

CPS shuttlers win CBSE West Zone Championship

Centre Point School, Katol Road, emerged champions in the West Zone CBSE Badminton Championship which concluded recently at Dhruv Academy, Sangamner.
2015-11-06

With internet, chess finally connecting as a sport: Viswanathan Anand

Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand believes that with the advent of the internet, chess is finally connecting with the common people.
2015-11-06

Gajewski to help Anand in his bid to regain world title

Grzegorz Gajewski will help former World Champion Viswanathan Anand in his bid to regain the title.
2015-11-06

Tamil Nadu bank on spin for outright win

With 15 points from 4 games and an outright win against Railways, Tamil Nadu are on a high. It's Andhra up next at the MA Chidambaram Stadium from Thursday and a win will all but assure them a passage to the knock-out stage.
2015-11-06

Sports can ensure communal harmony, says Pullela Gopichand

There is nothing better than sports to ensure communal harmony and this discipline of life unites the country like nothing else, chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said.
2015-11-06

Sameer, Rahul set up semifinal clash at Bahrain

Sameer Verma notched up a stunning victory over top seed Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam to set up a semifinal clash with compatriot Rahul Yadav Chittaboina, a qualifier, at the Bahrain International Challenge 2015.
2015-11-06

Indians sweep 11 medals in World Youth Chess Championships

Diwali celebrations came early for young Indian chess players as they won as many as 11 medals, including five gold, three silver and three bronze at the World Youth Chess Championships.
2015-11-06

Arun Singh bats for his ward Naman Ojha for No.6 spot

Arun Singh, the childhood coach of Naman, feels that the Madhya Pradesh stumper is more suitable for the No.6 position than Wriddhiman Saha, especially when Team India is going with five bowlers.
2015-11-06

WATCH: 'Superwoman' Serena Williams thwarts phone theft, chases down thief!

Serena Williams is known for her athleticism on court but the tennis ace proved to be quite a 'superwoman' off it as well when she chased down a man who she said took her phone.
2015-11-06

Vijender Singh upbeat ahead of second professional bout in Ireland

All geared up for his second outing in the professional arena, Indian boxing star Vijender Singh is confidence personified as he wraps up the final stages of his preparations for the bout against Dean Gillen.
2015-11-06

Vijender Singh eyes another smashing show in second pro bout

Buoyed by a knockout start to his professional career, Indian boxer Vijender Singh will be up against Dean Gillen in his second bout.
2015-11-06

Boxing more dangerous than mixed martial arts

Boxing poses a greater risk of serious injury than mixed martial arts which has a reputation for being one of the most brutal and bloody of all contact sports, according to new research.
2015-11-06

State Fide rating chess from December 8

The tournament, which has total prize money of Rs 50,000, will be conducted under the aegis of All India Chess Federation and Maharashtra Chess Association.
2015-11-06

Indian shuttlers move up in BWF Junior World Championships

Indian team started in style by routing El Salvador 5-0 in their opening match of the Group A2.
2015-11-06

Bradley hopes to outsmart heavy-hitter Brandon Rios

Timothy Bradley heads into a 12-round welterweight fight with Brandon Rios on Saturday looking to jumpstart his career and show there are no lingering effects from less than inspiring win in his last outing.
2015-11-06

Vadodara to host International Open chess

Gujarat state does not boast of too many international level sporting events apart from cricket.
2015-11-05

Vijender Singh looking for special performance on Irish debut

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh is aiming to thrill the Irish fans' this Saturday night at the National Stadium in Dublin with another knockout performance.
2015-11-05

Pitch row: Wankhede curator says awaiting MCA reply to letter

The controversy over the batting track prepared for the fifth ODI between India and South Africa at the Wankhede Stadium, where the visitors hammered the hosts by 214 runs to win the series last month, is yet to die down.
2015-11-05

Indian total much bigger than it looks: Sanjay Bangar

India might been bundled out for 201 vs SA but batting coach Sanjay Bangar feels the hosts' first innings total is "much bigger" than it looks.
2015-11-05

Vijender flattered beyond words by Amir Khan's praise

Flattered by British star Amir Khan's effusive praise, Indian boxer Vijender Singh said he will not hesitate to seek the former world champion's advice as and when required in his quest for a firm foothold in the professional circuit.
2015-11-05

Supergirl Serena chases down phone thief

Serena detailed her adventure on Facebook with her wearing a Supergirl outfit and sending a message for people to channel their inner superhero.
2015-11-05

Prakash Padukone all praise for Indian shuttlers

Badminton icon Prakash Padukone believes the sport is currently enjoying its 'best phase' in India and the depth of talent among the country's current crop of shuttlers provided plenty of reason to be hopeful of success at next summer's Olympics in Rio.
2015-11-05

Gelfand to coach Carlsen

With barely a fort night for the European Team Championship, World No 1 Magnus Carlsen & Co will train with former World No 6 Boris Gelfand ahead of the November 13-22 event.
2015-11-05

Top spot no big deal, says Saina Nehwal

Injuries have put a break on Saina Nehwal's surge for a while, but her condition has improved and she is raring to give her best in the remainder of the season.
2015-11-05

Desi girls in motorsport

Cars and racing have always been considered a male bastion, but now four young women racers are trying to disprove this theory
2015-11-04

Dilbag knocks out rival for hat-trick of wins on pro circuit

Dilbag knocked out Abulimiti in the third round of the four-round contest.
2015-11-04

BAI gets high court boost on IBL 2

The path of hosting the second edition of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) has got a temporary reprieve after the Delhi High Court withheld an injunction requested by Sporty Solutionz.
2015-11-04

Indian shuttlers will do well at Rio: Prakash Padukone

The legendary Prakash Padukone believes that Indian shuttlers have a very good chance of winning multiple medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, considering the depth in both men's and women's singles.
2015-11-04

Sepp Blatter effigy to be burnt in British bonfire party

A giant effigy of suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter will be torched this weekend as part of a British town's Bonfire Night celebrations, organisers revealed on Wednesday.
2015-11-04

Aim is to break into top 10 by year-end: Jwala Gutta

India's top women's doubles pair in badminton, seasoned campaigners Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, are aiming to crack the top 10 in world rankings before the year comes to an end.
2015-11-04

OGQ to support star badminton doubles pair of Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa

Olympic Gold Quest announced on Wednesday that it will support the badminton doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in the run up to Rio Olympics.
2015-11-04

Virat Kohli promotes responsible drinking

India Test captain Virat Kohli has lent his support to an initiative promoting responsible drinking and road safety.
2015-11-04

Presenting: The new pin-up boys of Indian badminton

And guess what, they are all Hyderabadis
2015-11-04

Karim Benzema held over sextape blackmail: Legal source

French footballer Karim Benzema was arrested Wednesday in connection with blackmail over a sextape featuring fellow player Mathieu Valbuena, a source close to the probe said.
2015-11-04

Want to be remembered as people's champion: Amir Khan

Amir Khan might be one of the highest paid boxers globally but he prefers living a quiet life and believes in helping the ones in need rather than showing off his wealth.
2015-11-04

South Africa have adjusted to bowling with SG balls: Simon Harmer

South Africa spinner Simon Harmer on Tuesday said he was comfortable bowling with the SG ball which is different from the Kookabura balls with which they bowl at home.
2015-11-03

South Africa have adjusted to bowling with SG balls: Simon Harmer

South Africa spinner Simon Harmer on Tuesday said he was comfortable bowling with the SG ball which is different from the Kookabura balls with which they bowl at home.
2015-11-03

India eye second spot in Test rankings

India will have an opportunity to climb to second position of the ICC Test rankings when they take on South Africa in the four-match series.
2015-11-03

India eye second spot in Test rankings

India will have an opportunity to climb to second position of the ICC Test rankings when they take on South Africa in the four-match series.
2015-11-03

Vijender could be India's first pro world champion: Amir Khan

Impressed with the professional debut of Vijender Singh, top British boxer Amir Khan feels that the former Olympic medallist could be the first world champion from India.
2015-11-03

Amir Khan looks forward to 'amazing fight' in Pacquiao farewell

British boxer Amir Khan said on Tuesday his team is negotiating a fight with Manny Pacquiao in what would be the Filipino great's final bout before taking to full-time politics.
2015-11-03

World Championships bronze-winner Shiva second in AIBA rankings

Shiva Thapa became the highest-ranked Indian boxer, zooming to second in the latest international rankings after winning a bronze medal at last month's World Championships in Doha.
2015-11-03

Virat Kohli purchases fourth luxury Audi at 2 crore

Virat Kohli's love for speed has seen him add a swanky new car to his already eye-popping collection, with India's Test captain acquiring an Audi A8L W12 Quattro.
2015-11-03

I'll be surprised if India doesn't produce Muhammad Ali: Amir

Amir Khan said given the abundant talent, he would be very surprised if the country does not produce a boxer of calibre of Muhammad Ali in near future.
2015-11-03

Source: Times of India News

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